Restored King James Version
Of

The Hebrew Scriptures

Commonly Known In Graeco-Roman Christianity As

The Old Testament


Based on the King James Version (Authorised Version) with the words "God" and "LORD" restored to their original words, and various words (thee, thine, shouldest, crieth, didst, etc) and constructions (them that, etc) modernized.

This is the 2013 YHWH Colour Enhanced Plain version. See RKJV.org for other versions.

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Preface
Acknowledgements
Contents
  In Traditional Order
  In Alphabetical Order
  A Traditional Judaistic Order
Appendices


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Restored King James Version Book of Genesis Copyright 2013 2012 2005 Selwyn Russell. All rights reserved.
Restored King James Version Book of Exodus Copyright 2013 2012 1998 Selwyn Russell. All rights reserved.
Restored King James Version Book of Leviticus Copyright 2013 2012 2008 Selwyn Russell. All rights reserved.
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Restored King James Version Book of Deuteronomy Copyright 2013 2012 1998 Selwyn Russell. All rights reserved.
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For further information, see the Preface, Appendices Why?, How? and Colour Highlights below, and web site rkjv.org .


Preface

The first edition of the King James Version Bible, also known as the King James Bible and as the Authorized Version, appeared in 1611, as a merging of the Bishop's Bible which was popular with the clergy and the Geneva Bible which was popular with lay people. The current King James Bibles have many changes from the original of 1611.

The Oxford Companion to the Bible (ISBN 0-19-504645-5, 1993) notes:
The translation was published in 1611 and rapidly went through several editions, nearly all of which had changes in the text. The edition of 1614, for example, differs from the original in over four hundred places. The most careful and comprehensive revision was made in 1769 by Dr Benjamin Blayney of Oxford, who worked for nearly four years on the task. Although never formally authorized by King or Parliament, it became known as "the Authorized Version".
(Article "Translations", page 760)

"Restored King James Version" publications are intended to assist students of the Holy Bible with English translations which are easier reading than the King James Version and are more accurate representations of the original texts. In particular, in the Hebrew Testament (traditionally called the Old Testament), they do not suppress the original proper name of the God of Abraham as has been the custom in almost all English translations.

The Restored King James Version series of translations differ from the traditional King James Version translation in the following three ways:

  1. The Personal Name of the God of Abraham

    The "tetragrammaton" יהוה is the four consonant word used in Hebrew to represent the personal name of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

    The tetragrammaton is used 6731 times in the Old Testament. The original Hebrew scriptures have the phrase "I am יהוה" in 153 verses.

    The four letters are transliterated to English as YHWH or YHVH or JHVH. (Ancient Hebrew had an equivalent to the English letter "w" but no equivalent to "v". The situation has reversed over time, and modern Hebrew has an equivalent to "v" but not to "w". Thus YHWH and YHVH differ only in that former reflects the more ancient Hebrew alphabet, and the latter the more modern Hebrew alphabet.)

    The King James Version and almost all subsequent English translations use the personal name, not 6731 times, but at most 4 times, as "Jehovah". These are Exodus 6:3; Psa 83:18; Isa 12:2, and Isa 26:4. Apart from these four instances of personal names, there are three place names: Jehovah-Jireh (Gen 22:14), Jehovah-Nissi (Ex 17:15), and Jehovah-Shalom (Jg 6:24). Otherwise, the King James Version incorrectly deletes the personal name used in the 6727 other places in the Hebrew scriptures and replaces it with either

    1. the generic title "the LORD" (or "the LORD" in publications which do not use the small caps font), which is also the English equivalent of the title used by the corrupt priests in ancient Israel to refer to their god, "Baal" in Hebrew or "The Lord" in English, or
    2. the generic title "GOD" (or "GOD" in publications which do not use the small caps font).

    Two critical questions have to be considered when seeking to produce a more accurate modern translation of the Hebrew texts:

    • Why substitute the English translation of the title of a heathen god for the identifying personal name written in the original text?
    • Why use a generic title thousands of times in a translation where a unique identifying personal name is written in the original?

    The Restored King James Version shows the personal name as such where it is written in the original Hebrew. RKJV publications are available with the Tetragrammaton יהוה rendered as one of: Yahweh, YHWH, YHVH, JHVH, Jehovah. (See the Appendix Why? below).

  2. Hebrew words for God, god, gods, goddess, and GOD

    The Restored King James Version shows the original Hebrew words where the King James Version uses "God", "god", "gods", "goddess", and "GOD" (See the Appendix Why?). For details of the words el, elah, elohim, eloah, see Variations of "God" in the Appendix Why?. (See the Appendix Why?). For details of the words el, elah, elohim, eloah, see Variations of "God" in the Appendix Why?.

    To assist readers, in some parts of the books in this publication the KJV translation is included in parentheses after the RKJV translation, e.g. in 1 Kings 11:33, "Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the elohim ("goddess" in KJV) of the Zidonians, ...".

  3. More readable English

    The Restored King James Version updates to modern English outdated words such as "thou", "didst", "thine".

    In the Basic series, only a minimal change from the Authorised Version has been attempted. Although the wording is often clumsy by modern standards, it is considered by many as reasonably literal and accurate. The old style English can be unclear and confusing, but appeals to some readers. Later RKJV publications use more modern English.

For further explanations, see Appendices Why?, How? and Colour Highlights below, and web site rkjv.org.

Acknowledgements

This publication would not have been possible without the prior work of many fine heroic people, including


List of Contents

Traditional European Protestant Order

Genesis   Exodus   Leviticus   Numbers   Deuteronomy   Joshua   Judges   Ruth   1 Samuel   2 Samuel   1 Kings   2 Kings   1 Chronicles   2 Chronicles   Ezra   Nehemiah   Esther   Job   Psalms   Proverbs   Ecclesiastes   Song of Songs   Isaiah   Jeremiah   Lamentations   Ezekiel   Daniel   Hosea   Joel   Amos   Obadiah   Jonah   Micah   Nahum   Habakkuk   Zephaniah   Haggai   Zechariah   Malachi  

Appendices

About RKJV Translations: Why? , How? and Colour Highlights

Alphabetic Order

1 Chronicles   1 Kings   1 Samuel   2 Chronicles   2 Kings   2 Samuel   Amos   Daniel   Deuteronomy   Ecclesiastes   Esther   Exodus   Ezekiel   Ezra   Genesis   Habakkuk   Haggai   Hosea   Isaiah   Jeremiah   Job   Joel   Jonah   Joshua   Judges   Lamentations   Leviticus   Malachi   Micah   Nahum   Nehemiah   Numbers   Obadiah   Proverbs   Psalms   Ruth   Song of Songs   Zechariah   Zephaniah  

Appendices

About RKJV Translations: Why? and How? and Colour Highlights

A Traditional Judaistic Order

(From The Oxford Companion to the Bible, "Canon")
The Law of Moses
Genesis   Exodus   Leviticus   Numbers   Deuteronomy
The Former Prophets
Joshua   Judges   1 Samuel   2 Samuel   1 Kings   2 Kings
The Latter Prophets
Isaiah   Jeremiah  Ezekiel
The Minor Prophets / The Twelve
Hosea   Joel   Amos   Obadiah   Jonah   Micah   Nahum   Habakkuk   Zephaniah   Haggai   Zechariah   Malachi
The Writings
Psalms   Proverbs   Job   Song of Songs   Ruth   Lamentations   Ecclesiastes   Esther   Daniel   Ezra   Nehemiah   1 Chronicles   2 Chronicles  

Appendices

About RKJV Translations: Why? and How? and Colour Highlights


Restored King James Version
Book of Genesis

For explanations of el, elah, elohim, eloah, see Variations of "God" in the Appendix Why?.
This is the 2011 YHWH version. See RKJV.org for other versions.


Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 25 Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28 Chapter 29 Chapter 30 Chapter 31 Chapter 32 Chapter 33 Chapter 34 Chapter 35 Chapter 36 Chapter 37 Chapter 38 Chapter 39 Chapter 40 Chapter 41 Chapter 42 Chapter 43 Chapter 44 Chapter 45 Chapter 46 Chapter 47 Chapter 48 Chapter 49 Chapter 50

This is the 2013 YHWH Colour Enhanced Plain version.

Chapter 1

1 In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth.
2 And the earth became desolate and an undistinguishable ruin; and darkness came upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of Elohim brooded upon the face of the waters.
3 And Elohim said, Let there be illumination : and there was illumination.
4 And Elohim saw the illumination, that it was good: and Elohim distinguished the illumination from the darkness.
5 And Elohim called the illumination Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And Elohim said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And Elohim 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 Elohim called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 And Elohim said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And Elohim called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters he called Seas: and Elohim saw that it was good.
11 And Elohim said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the green plants yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and green plants yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 And Elohim 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 Elohim made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And Elohim 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 Elohim saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 And Elohim said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that has life, and birds that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
21 And Elohim created great marine creatures, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged bird after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good.
22 And Elohim blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 And Elohim said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And Elohim made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creeps upon the earth after his kind: and Elohim saw that it was good.
26 And Elohim said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.
27 So Elohim created man in his own image, he created him in the image of Elohim; he created them male and female.
28 And Elohim blessed them, and Elohim said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.
29 And Elohim said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the 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 bird of the air, and to every thing that creeps upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for food : and it was so.
31 And Elohim saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Chapter 2

1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2 And on the seventh day Elohim ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
3 And Elohim blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because in it he had rested from all his work which Elohim created and made.
4 This is the history of the heavens and of the earth when they were formed, in the time that YHWH Elohim made the earth and the heavens,
5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for YHWH Elohim had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no one to till the ground.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And YHWH Elohim 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 YHWH Elohim planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made YHWH Elohim 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 knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasses 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 compasses the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goes toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15 And YHWH Elohim took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16 And YHWH Elohim commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.
18 And YHWH Elohim said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help appropriate for him.
19 And out of the ground YHWH Elohim formed every beast of the field, and every bird of the air; and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was its name.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper appropriate for him.
21 And YHWH Elohim caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh;
22 And the rib, which YHWH Elohim had taken from man, he made into a woman, and brought her to the man.
23 And Adam 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 to his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Chapter 3

1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which YHWH Elohim had made. And he said to the woman, Yes, has Elohim said, You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, Elohim has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.
4 And the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die:
5 For Elohim does know that in the day you eat of it, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as elohim, by experience knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit, and ate, and gave also to her husband with her; and he ate.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
8 And they heard the voice of YHWH Elohim walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of YHWH Elohim amongst the trees of the garden.
9 And YHWH Elohim called to Adam, and said to him, Where are you?
10 And he said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 And he said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded you that you should not eat?
12 And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.
13 And YHWH Elohim said to the woman, What is this that you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I ate.
14 And YHWH Elohim said to the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life:
15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.
16 To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you.
17 And to Adam he said, Because you have hearkened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it: the ground is cursed because of you; you shall eat of it in sorrow all the days of your life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to you; and you shall eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat your food, till you return to the ground; for out of it were you taken: for you are dust, and to dust shall you return.
20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
21 YHWH Elohim made coats of skins for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.
22 And YHWH Elohim said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil by observation and experience: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore YHWH Elohim 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 Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Chapter 4

1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from YHWH.
2 And she again bare 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 to YHWH.
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat. And YHWH had respect to Abel and to his offering:
5 But to Cain and to his offering he did not have any respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 And YHWH said to Cain, Why are you wroth? and why is your countenance fallen?
7 If you do well, shall you not be accepted? and if you do not well, sin lies at the door. And to you shall be its desire, but you shall control it.
8 And Cain talked with 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 YHWH said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
10 And he said, What have you done? the voice of your brother's blood cries to me from the ground.
11 And now are you cursed from the earth, which has opened her mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand;
12 When you till the ground, it shall not henceforth yield to you her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shall you be in the earth.
13 And Cain said to YHWH, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
14 Behold, you have driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from your face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one who finds me shall slay me.
15 And YHWH said to him, Therefore whosoever slays Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And YHWH set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
16 And Cain went out from the presence of YHWH, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
18 And to Enoch was born Irad: and Irad fathered Mehujael: and Mehujael fathered Methusael: and Methusael fathered Lamech.
19 And Lamech took to him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.
21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.
23 And Lamech said to his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; you wives of Lamech, hearken to my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy sevenfold.
25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For Elohim, said she, has appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of YHWH.

Chapter 5

1 This is the book of the family of Adam. In the day that Elohim created man, in the likeness of Elohim made he him;
2 He created them male and female; 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 fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:
4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he fathered 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 fathered Enos:
7 And Seth lived after he fathered Enos eight hundred and seven years, and fathered sons and daughters:
8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.
9 And Enos lived ninety years, and fathered Cainan:
10 And Enos lived after he fathered Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and fathered sons and daughters:
11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.
12 And Cainan lived seventy years, and fathered Mahalaleel:
13 And Cainan lived after he fathered Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and fathered sons and daughters:
14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.
15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty five years, and fathered Jared:
16 And Mahalaleel lived after he fathered Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and fathered sons and daughters:
17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred and ninety five years: and he died.
18 And Jared lived a hundred and sixty two years, and he fathered Enoch:
19 And Jared lived after he fathered Enoch eight hundred years, and fathered sons and daughters:
20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty two years: and he died.
21 And Enoch lived sixty five years, and fathered Methuselah:
22 And Enoch walked with Elohim after he fathered Methuselah three hundred years, and fathered sons and daughters:
23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty five years:
24 And Enoch walked with Elohim: and he was not; for Elohim took him.
25 And Methuselah lived a hundred and eighty seven years, and fathered Lamech:
26 And Methuselah lived after he fathered Lamech seven hundred and eighty two years, and fathered sons and daughters:
27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty nine years: and he died.
28 And Lamech lived a hundred and eighty two years, and fathered a son:
29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which YHWH has cursed.
30 And Lamech lived after he fathered Noah five hundred and ninety five years, and fathered sons and daughters:
31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy seven years: and he died.
32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Chapter 6

1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 That the sons of Elohim saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all whom they chose.
3 And YHWH said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.
4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of Elohim came in to the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
5 And Elohim 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 YHWH that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And YHWH said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the birds of the air; for it repents me that I have made them.
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of YHWH.
9 This is the history of Noah: Noah was a just man and faultless throughout his whole life, and Noah walked with Elohim.
10 And Noah fathered three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 The earth also was corrupt before Elohim, and the earth was filled with violence.
12 And Elohim looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth.
13 And Elohim said to 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 an ark of gopher wood; make rooms in the ark, and seal it with pitch inside and out.
15 And this is the fashion which you shall make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
16 Make a window for the ark, and finish it in a cubit above; set a door in the side; You shall make it with lower, second, and third stories.
17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
18 But I will establish my covenant with you; and you shall come into the ark, you, and your sons, and your wife, and your sons' wives with you.
19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shall you bring into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.
20 Of birds after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort to keep them alive.
21 And take to you of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to you; and it shall be for food for you, and for them.
22 Thus did Noah; he did all according to Elohim's commands to him.

Chapter 7

1 And YHWH said to Noah, Come you and all your house into the ark; for you have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
2 Of every clean animal you shall take to you by sevens, the male and his female: and of unclean animals by two, the male and his female.
3 Of birds also of the air by sevens, the male and the 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 I will destroy from off the face of the earth.
5 And Noah did according to all that YHWH 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 animals, and of unclean animals, and of birds, and of every thing that creeps upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two to Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as Elohim had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after 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, the seventeenth day of the month, 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 his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth after his kind, and every bird after his kind, every bird of every sort.
15 And they went in to Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
16 And those who went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as Elohim had commanded him: and YHWH shut him in.
17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
18 And the waters prevailed, and were 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 hills, 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 died that moved upon the earth, both of birds, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth, and every man:
22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.
23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the birds of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they who were with him in the ark.
24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.

Chapter 8

1 And Elohim remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that were with him in the ark: and Elohim 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 the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
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, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
8 Also 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 to him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in to 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 in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off: 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; which returned not again to 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 dry.
14 And in the second month, on the twenty seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.
15 And Elohim spoke to Noah, saying,
16 Go forth from the ark, you, and your wife, and your sons, and your sons' wives with you.
17 Bring forth with you every living thing that is with you, of all flesh, both of birds, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly 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 bird, and whatsoever creeps upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
20 And Noah built an altar to YHWH; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
21 And YHWH smelled a sweet savour; and YHWH 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 remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Chapter 9

1 And Elohim blessed Noah and his sons, and said to 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 bird of the air, upon all that moves upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
4 But flesh with its life, which is its blood, you shall not eat.
5 And surely your blood of your lives I will require; at the hand of every beast I will require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother I will require the life of man.
6 Whoso sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for man is made in the image of Elohim.
7 And you, be fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply.
8 And Elohim spoke to Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;
10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the birds, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to 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 a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
12 And Elohim 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 do 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 a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between Elohim and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
17 And Elohim said to 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, who went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
20 And Noah began to be a husbandman, and he 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 did not see their father's nakedness.
24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him.
25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be to his brethren.
26 And he said, Blessed be YHWH Elohim of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
27 Elohim shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his 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.

Chapter 10

1 Now these are the families of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and to 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 By these were the isles of the Gentiles 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 Phut, and Canaan.
7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
8 And Cush fathered Nimrod: he began to be a tyrant in the earth.
9 He was a violent adversary against YHWH: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the violent adversary against YHWH.
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 built Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,
12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.
13 And Mizraim fathered Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
15 And Canaan fathered Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,
16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,
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 Canaanites spread abroad.
19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as you come to Gerar, to Gaza; as you go, to Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even to Lasha.
20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
21 To Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.
22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
24 And Arphaxad fathered Salah; and Salah fathered Eber.
25 And to Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
26 And Joktan fathered 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 you go to Sephar a mount 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 by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

Chapter 11

1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach to heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5 And YHWH came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.
6 And YHWH said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Now, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8 So YHWH scattered them abroad from there upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because YHWH did there confound the language of all the earth: and from there did YHWH scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
10 These are the families of Shem: Shem was a hundred years old, and fathered Arphaxad two years after the flood:
11 And Shem lived after he fathered Arphaxad five hundred years, and fathered sons and daughters.
12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and fathered Salah:
13 And Arphaxad lived after he fathered Salah four hundred and three years, and fathered sons and daughters.
14 And Salah lived thirty years, and fathered Eber:
15 And Salah lived after he fathered Eber four hundred and three years, and fathered sons and daughters.
16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and fathered Peleg:
17 And Eber lived after he fathered Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and fathered sons and daughters.
18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and fathered Reu:
19 And Peleg lived after he fathered Reu two hundred and nine years, and fathered sons and daughters.
20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and fathered Serug:
21 And Reu lived after he fathered Serug two hundred and seven years, and fathered sons and daughters.
22 And Serug lived thirty years, and fathered Nahor:
23 And Serug lived after he fathered Nahor two hundred years, and fathered sons and daughters.
24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and fathered Terah:
25 And Nahor lived after he fathered Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and fathered sons and daughters.
26 And Terah lived seventy years, and fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
27 Now these are the descendants of Terah: Terah fathered Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran fathered Lot.
28 And Haran died before 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 But 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 to Haran, and dwelt there.
32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.

Chapter 12

1 Now YHWH had said to Abram, Go out of your country, and from your kindred, and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you:
2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing:
3 And I will bless those who bless you, and curse him who curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.
4 So Abram departed, as YHWH had spoken to him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy 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 whom 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 to the place of Sichem, to the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
7 And YHWH appeared to Abram, and said, To your seed I will give this land: and there built he an altar to YHWH, who appeared to him.
8 And he removed from there to a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he built an altar to YHWH, and called upon the name of YHWH.
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 grievous in the land.
11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that you are a fair woman to look upon:
12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see you, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save you alive.
13 Say, I pray you, you are my sister: that it may be well with me for your sake; and my soul shall live because of you.
14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.
15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
17 And YHWH 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 you have done to me? why did you not tell me that she was your wife?
19 Why did you claim She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold your wife, take her, and go your way.
20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.

Chapter 13

1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
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 Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;
4 To the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of YHWH.
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 to Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray you, between me and you, and between my herdmen and your herdmen; for we be brethren.
9 Is not the whole land before you? separate yourself, I pray you, from me: if you will take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if you depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere, before YHWH destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of YHWH, like the land of Egypt, as you come to Zoar.
11 Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of 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 pitched his tent toward Sodom.
13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before YHWH exceedingly.
14 And YHWH said to Abram, after Lot was separated from him, Lift up now your eyes, and look from the place where you are northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land which you see, to you I will give it, and to your seed for ever.
16 And I will make your seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall your seed also be numbered.
17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it to you.
18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar to YHWH.

Chapter 14

1 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;
2 That these 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, which is Zoar.
3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which 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 who were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim,
6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, to Elparan, which is by the wilderness.
7 And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, who dwelt in Hazezontamar.
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 joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim;
9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.
10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they who 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 who had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain 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 armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them to Dan.
15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them to Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again 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 of the kings who were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale.
18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high El.
19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high El, possessor of heaven and earth:
20 And blessed be the most high El, who has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
21 And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to yourself.
22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand to YHWH, the most high El, the possessor of heaven and earth,
23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is yours, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich:
24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

Chapter 15

1 After these things the word of YHWH came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am your shield, and your exceeding great reward.
2 And Abram said, Adonai YHWiH, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?
3 And Abram said, Behold, to me you have given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is my heir.
4 And, behold, the word of YHWH came to him, saying, This shall not be your heir; but he who shall come forth out of you shall be your heir.
5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the number of the stars, if you be able to number them: and he continued, So shall your seed be.
6 And he believed in YHWH; and YHWH counted it to him for righteousness.
7 And he said to him, I am YHWH who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give you this land to inherit it.
8 And he asked, Adonai YHWiH, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
9 And YHWH instructed him, Take a heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
10 And he took all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: unless he did not divide the birds.
11 And when the birds came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.
12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.
13 And he said to Abram, Know of a surety that your 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, I will judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
15 And you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age.
16 But in the fourth generation they shall come here again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.
18 In the same day YHWH made a covenant with Abram, saying, To your seed I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates:
19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

Chapter 16

1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
2 And Sarai said to Abram, Behold now, YHWH has restrained me from bearing: I pray you, go in to my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
4 And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
5 And Sarai said to Abram, My wrong be upon you: I have given my maid into your bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: YHWH judge between me and you.
6 But Abram said to Sarai, Behold, your maid is in your hand; do to her as it pleases you. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
7 And the Angel of YHWH 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 maid, whence came you? and where will you go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
9 And the Angel of YHWH said to her, Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hands.
10 I will multiply your seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
11 Behold, you are with child, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ishmael; because YHWH has heard your affliction.
12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
13 And she called the name of YHWH who spoke to her, You El see me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him who sees me?
14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, whom Hagar bare, Ishmael.
16 And Abram was eighty six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

Chapter 17

1 And when Abram was ninety nine years old, YHWH appeared to Abram, and said to him, I am the Almighty El; walk before me, and be perfect.
2 And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.
3 And Abram fell on his face: and Elohim talked with him, saying,
4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.
5 Neither shall your name any more be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations I have declared you.
6 And I will make you exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come out of you.
7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be an Elohim to you, and to your seed after you.
8 And I will give to you, and to your seed after you, the land wherein you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their Elohim.
9 And Elohim said to Abraham, You shall keep my covenant therefore, you, and your seed after you in their generations.
10 This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your seed after you. Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
11 And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant between me and you.
12 And he who is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he who is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, who is not of your seed.
13 He who is born in your house, and he who is bought with your money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant.
15 And Elohim said to Abraham, As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but her name shall become Sarah.
16 And I will bless her, and give you a son also of her: yes, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to him who is a hundred years old? and shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear?
18 And Abraham said to Elohim, O that Ishmael might live before you!
19 And Elohim said, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son indeed; and you shall call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
21 But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time in the next year.
22 And he left off talking with him, and Elohim went up from Abraham.
23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all who were born in his house, and all who 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 Elohim had said to him.
24 And Abraham was ninety nine years old, 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, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

Chapter 18

1 And YHWH appeared to him in the plains of Mamre: and 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 by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
3 And said, My Adonai, if now I have found favour in your sight, do not go away, I pray you, from your servant:
4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:
5 And I will fetch a morsel of food, and comfort your hearts; after that you shall pass on: for therefore are you come to your servant. And they said, Do as you have offered.
6 And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
7 And Abraham ran to the herd, and fetched a good and tender calf, and gave it to a young man; and he hastened to dress it.
8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they ate.
9 And they asked him, Where is Sarah your wife? And he said, She is in the tent.
10 And he said, I will certainly return to you according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah your wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.
11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I have grown old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
13 And YHWH said to Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I certainly bear a child, who am old?
14 Is any thing too hard for YHWH? At the time appointed I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
15 Then Sarah denied, claiming, I did not laugh, for she was afraid. And he responded, No, you did laugh.
16 And the men rose up from there, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
17 And YHWH said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
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 know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of YHWH, to do justice and judgment; that YHWH may bring upon Abraham that which he has spoken of him.
20 And YHWH continued, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come to me; and if not, I will know.
22 And the men turned their faces from there, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before YHWH.
23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Will you also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: will you also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it?
25 That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from you: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
26 And YHWH said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak to Adonai, who am but dust and ashes:
28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: will you destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty five, I will not destroy it.
29 And he spoke to him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.
30 And he said to him, Oh let not Adonai 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 to Adonai: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.
32 And he said, Oh let not Adonai 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 ten's sake.
33 And YHWH went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned to his place.

Chapter 19

1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and linger all night, and wash your feet, and you shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, No; but we will abide in the street all night.
3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in to him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they ate.
4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
5 And they called to Lot, and said to him, Where are the men who came in to you this night? bring them out to us, that we may know them.
6 And Lot went out at the door to them, and shut the door after him,
7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
8 Behold now, I have two daughters who have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out to you, and do to them as is good in your eyes: only to these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came here to dwell with us, and now he wants to be our judge: now will we deal worse with you, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
10 But the angels put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and secured the door.
11 And they struck the Sodomites who 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 to Lot, Have you here any relatives you wish to save? Your son in law, and your sons, and your daughters, and whatsoever you have in the city, bring them out of this place:
13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is grown great before the face of YHWH; and YHWH has sent us to destroy it.
14 And Lot went out, and spoke to his sons in law, who married his daughters, and said, Up, get out of this place; for YHWH will destroy this city. But he seemed as one who mocked to his sons in law.
15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take your wife, and your two daughters, who are here; lest you be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; YHWH being merciful to 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 your life; do not look back, neither delay in the plain; escape to the mountain, lest you be consumed.
18 And Lot said to them, Oh, not so, my Adonai:
19 Behold now, your servant has found grace in your sight, and you have magnified your mercy, which you have showed to me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
20 Behold now, this city is near to flee to, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape there, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
21 And he said to him, See, I have accepted you concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for which you have spoken.
22 Hasten, escape there; for I cannot do anything till you arrive there. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
24 Then YHWH rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from YHWH out of heaven;
25 And he overthrew 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 arose early in the morning to the place where he stood before YHWH:
28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
29 And it came to pass, when Elohim destroyed the cities of the plain, that Elohim 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 firstborn said to the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in to 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 firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he did not perceive when she lay down, nor when she arose.
34 And it came to pass on the next day, that the firstborn said to the younger, Behold, I lay last night with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go 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 did not perceive when she lay down, nor when she arose.
36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
37 And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites to this day.
38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon to this day.

Chapter 20

1 And Abraham journeyed from there toward the south country, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur, and 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 Elohim came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, you are but a dead man, for the woman whom you have taken; for she is a man's wife.
4 But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Adonai, will you slay also a righteous nation?
5 Did he not say to me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.
6 And Elohim said to him in a dream, Yes, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart; for I also withheld you from sinning against me: therefore I did not allow you to touch her.
7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for you, and you shall live: and if you restore her not, know that you shall surely die, you, and all who are yours.
8 Therefore 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 to him, What have you done to us? and what have I offended you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? you have done deeds to me that ought not to be done.
10 And Abimelech said to Abraham, What saw you, that you have done this thing?
11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of Elohim is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.
12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
13 And it came to pass, when Elohim caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said to her, This is your kindness which you shall show to me; at every place where we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.
14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them to Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.
15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before you: dwell where it pleases you.
16 And to Sarah he said, Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to you a covering of the eyes, to all who are with you, and with all other: thus she was reproved.
17 So Abraham prayed to Elohim: and Elohim healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.
18 For YHWH had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

Chapter 21

1 And YHWH visited Sarah as he had said, and YHWH did to Sarah as he had spoken.
2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which Elohim had spoken to him.
3 And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as Elohim had commanded him.
5 And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born to him.
6 And Sarah said, Elohim has made me to laugh, so that all who hear will laugh with me.
7 And she said, Who would have said to Abraham, that Sarah should have given 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 the same day that Isaac was weaned.
9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.
10 Wherefore she said to 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 because of his son.
12 And Elohim said to Abraham, Let it not be grievous in your sight because of the lad, and because of your bondwoman; in all that Sarah has said to you, hearken to her voice; for your seed shall be through Isaac.
13 And also of the son of the bondwoman I will make a nation, because he is your seed.
14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.
17 And Elohim heard the voice of the lad; and the Angel of Elohim called to Hagar out of heaven, and said to her, What ails you, Hagar? fear not; for Elohim has heard the voice of the lad where he is.
18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in your hand; for I will make him a great nation.
19 And Elohim 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 Elohim was with the lad; and he grew, and 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 Phichol the chief captain of his host spoke to Abraham, saying, Elohim is with you in all that you do:
23 Now therefore swear to me here by Elohim that you will not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done to you, you shall do to me, and to the land wherein you have sojourned.
24 And Abraham said, I will swear.
25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
26 And Abimelech objected, I do not know who has done this thing: neither did you tell me, nor did I hear of it until today.
27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them to Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.
28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
29 And Abimelech said to Abraham, What is the significance of these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves?
30 And he said, Take these seven ewe lambs from my hand that they may be a witness to me, that I have dug this well.
31 Therefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they swore both of them.
32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of YHWH, the everlasting El.
34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.

Chapter 22

1 And it came to pass after these things, that Elohim tested Abraham, and called to him, Abraham : and he answered, Yes, here I am.
2 And he requested, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains of which I will tell you.
3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and chopped the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went to the place of which Elohim had told him.
4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
5 And Abraham said to his young men, Abide here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
7 And Isaac spoke to 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, My son, Elohim will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
9 And they came to the place of which Elohim had told him; and Abraham built an 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 YHWH called to him out of heaven, Abraham, Abraham : and he replied, I am here.
12 And he stated, Do not lay your hand upon the lad, neither do any thing to him: for now I know that you fear Elohim, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering instead of his son.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place YHWH-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of YHWH it shall be seen.
15 And the Angel of YHWH called to Abraham out of heaven the second time,
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, said YHWH , for because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son:
17 That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
18 And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed my voice.
19 So Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she has also born children to your brother Nahor;
21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
23 And Bethuel fathered Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

Chapter 23

1 And Sarah was one hundred and twenty seven years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.
2 And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
3 And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spoke to the sons 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 to him,
6 Hear us, my lord: you are a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury your dead; none of us shall withhold from you his sepulchre, but that you may bury your dead.
7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he has, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a burying place amongst you.
10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,
11 No, my lord, hear me: the field give I you, and the cave that is in it, I give it to you; in the presence of the sons of my people I give it to you: bury your dead.
12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
13 And he spoke to Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if you will give it, I pray you, hear me: I will give you money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.
14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,
15 My lord, hearken to me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that between me and you? bury therefore your dead.
16 And Abraham hearkened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
17 And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was in it, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure
18 To Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all who 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 in it, were made sure to Abraham for a possession of a burying place by the sons of Heth.

Chapter 24

1 And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and YHWH had blessed Abraham in all things.
2 And Abraham said to his eldest servant of his house, who ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh:
3 And I will make you swear by YHWH, the Elohim of heaven, and the Elohim of the earth, that you shall not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
4 But you shall go to my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife to my son Isaac.
5 And the servant said to him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me to this land: must I needs bring your son again to the land from whence you came?
6 And Abraham said to him, Beware that you bring not my son there again.
7 YHWH Elohim of heaven, who took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and who spoke to me, and who swore to me, saying, To your seed I will give this land; he shall send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife to my son from there.
8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow you, then you shall be clear from this my oath: only do not take my son there.
9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning that matter.
10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.
11 And he made his camels to kneel down outside the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.
12 And he said, O YHWH Elohim of my master Abraham, I pray you, send me good speed this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.
13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:
14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down your pitcher, I pray you, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also: let the same be she whom you have appointed for your servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that you have showed kindness to my master.
15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, 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 well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray you, drink a little water of your 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 water for your camels also, until they have done drinking.
20 And she hastened, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to know whether YHWH 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 ear ring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;
23 And said, Whose daughter are you? tell me, I pray you: is there room in your father's house for us to lodge in?
24 And she said to him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bare to Nahor.
25 She said moreover to him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.
26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped YHWH.
27 And he said, Blessed be YHWH Elohim of my master Abraham, who has not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, YHWH led me to the house of my master's brethren.
28 And the damsel ran, and told those of her mother's house these things.
29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out to the man, to the well.
30 And it came to pass, when he saw the ear ring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spoke the man to me; that he came to the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.
31 And he said, Come in, you blessed of YHWH; why do you stand outside? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.
32 And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the feet of the men who were with him.
33 And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told my errand. And he said, Speak on.
34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant.
35 And YHWH has blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he has given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old: and to him has he given all that he has.
37 And my master made me swear, saying, You shall not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:
38 But you shall go to my father's house, and to my kindred, and take a wife to my son.
39 And I said to my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.
40 And he said to me, YHWH, before whom I walk, will send his angel with you, and prosper your way; and you shall take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house:
41 Then you shall be clear from this my oath, when you come to my kindred; and if they do not give you one, you shall be clear from my oath.
42 And I came this day to the well, and said, O YHWH Elohim of my master Abraham, if now you do prosper my way which I go:
43 Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin comes forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray you, a little water of your pitcher to drink;
44 And she say to me, Both drink you, and I will also draw for your camels: let the same be the woman whom YHWH has appointed out for my master's son.
45 And before I had done speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down to the well, and drew water: and I said to her, Let me drink, I pray you.
46 And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give your camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.
47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter are you? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare to him: and I put the ear ring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.
48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped YHWH, and blessed YHWH Elohim of my master Abraham, who had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter to his son.
49 And now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.
50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from YHWH: we cannot speak to you bad or good.
51 Behold, Rebekah is before you, take her, and go, and let her be your master's son's wife, as YHWH has spoken.
52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped YHWH, bowing himself to the earth.
53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and clothing, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.
54 And they ate and drink, he and the men who were with him, and remained all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away to 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 to them, Hinder me not, seeing YHWH has 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 to her, Will you 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 to her, You are our sister, be the mother of thousands of millions, and let your seed possess the gate of those who 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 the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country.
63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.
64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she alighted off the camel.
65 For she had said to the servant, What man is this who walks in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a veil, and covered herself.
66 And the servant told Isaac all 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 after his mother's death.

Chapter 25

1 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
3 And Jokshan fathered 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 Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.
5 And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac.
6 But to the sons of the concubines, whom Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, to the east country.
7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, a hundred and seventy five years.
8 Then Abraham gave up the spirit, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.
9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael 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 sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
11 And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that Elohim blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.
12 Now these are the descendants of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare to Abraham:
13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their descendants: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:
16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
17 And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was gathered to his people.
18 And they dwelt from Havilah to Shur, that is before Egypt, as you go toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.
19 And these are the families of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham fathered Isaac:
20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
21 And Isaac entreated YHWH for his wife, because she was barren: and YHWH was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of YHWH.
23 YHWH told her, Two nations are in your womb, and two manners of people shall be separated from you; 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 completed, behold, there were twins in her womb.
25 And the first came out red, all over like a hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was sixty years old when she bare them.
27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a skilled hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he ate of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29 And Jacob boiled pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:
30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray you, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day your birthright.
32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point of death, and what profit shall this birthright do to me?
33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he swore to him: and he sold his birthright to Jacob.
34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils; and he ate and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

Chapter 26

1 And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines to Gerar.
2 And YHWH appeared to him, and said, Do not go down into Egypt; dwell in the land of which I shall tell you:
3 Stay in this land, and I will be with you, and will bless you; for to you, and to your seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father;
4 And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give to your seed all these countries; and in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
5 Because Abraham obeyed 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 replied, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, he thought, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was 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 your wife: Why did you tell us, She is my sister? And Isaac said to him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.
10 And Abimelech chided, What is this you have done to us? one of the people might lightly have lain with your wife, and you should have brought guiltiness upon us.
11 And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He who touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.
12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold: and YHWH blessed him.
13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:
14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.
15 For all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.
16 And Abimelech said to Isaac, Go from us; for you are much mightier than we.
17 And Isaac departed there, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.
18 And Isaac dug again the wells of water, which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
19 And Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.
20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.
21 And they dug another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah.
22 And he removed from there, and dug another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now YHWH has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.
23 And he went up from there to Beersheba.
24 And YHWH appeared to him the same night, and said, I am the Elohim of Abraham your father: fear not, for I am with you, and will bless you, and multiply your seed for my servant Abraham's sake.
25 And he built an altar there, and called upon the name of YHWH, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants dug a well.
26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.
27 And Isaac asked them, Why do you come to me, seeing you hate me, and have sent me away from you?
28 And they said, We saw certainly that YHWH was with you: and we said, Let there be now an oath between us, even between us and you, and let us make a covenant with you;
29 That you will do us no hurt, as we have not touched you, and as we have done to you nothing but good, and have sent you away in peace: you are now the blessed of YHWH.
30 And he made them a feast, and they ate and drank.
31 And they rose up in good time 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 dug, and said to him, We have found water.
33 And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.
34 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:
35 Which were a grief of mind to Isaac and to Rebekah.

Chapter 27

1 And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said to him, My son: and he said to him, Behold, here am I.
2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I do not know the day of my death:
3 Now therefore take, I pray you, your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;
4 And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless you 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 to Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard your father speak to Esau your brother, saying,
7 Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless you before YHWH before my death.
8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command you.
9 Go now to the flock, and fetch me from there two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for your father, such as he loves:
10 And you shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, and that he may bless you 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 deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.
13 And his mother said to him, Upon me be your curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.
14 And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved.
15 And Rebekah took goodly clothing of her eldest son Esau, which was 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 meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
18 And he came to his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who are you, my son?
19 And Jacob said to his father, I am Esau your firstborn; I have done according as you bade me: arise, I pray you, sit and eat of my venison, that your soul may bless me.
20 And Isaac said to his son, How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because YHWH your Elohim brought it to me.
21 And Isaac said to Jacob, Come near, I pray you, that I may feel you, my son, whether you be my very son Esau or not.
22 And Jacob went near to Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
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, Are you 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 you. And he brought it near to him, and he ate: and he brought him wine, and he drank.
26 And his father Isaac said to him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.
27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which YHWH has blessed:
28 Therefore Elohim give you of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and wine:
29 Let people serve you, and nations bow down to you: be lord over your brethren, and let your mother's sons bow down to you: cursed be every one who curses you, and blessed be he who blesses you.
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 had made savoury meat, and brought it to his father, and said to his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that your soul may bless me.
32 And Isaac his father said to him, Who are you? And he said, I am your son, your firstborn Esau.
33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he who has taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before you came, and have blessed him? yes, and he shall be blessed.
34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said to his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
35 And he said, Your brother came with subtlety, and has taken away your blessing.
36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he has supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he has taken away my blessing. And he said, Have you not reserved a blessing for me?
37 And Isaac answered and said to Esau, Behold, I have made him your lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with grain and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now to you, my son?
38 And Esau said to his father, Have you but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.
39 And Isaac his father answered and said to him, Behold, your dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;
40 And by your sword you shall live, and shall serve your brother; and it shall come to pass when you shall have the dominion, that you shall break his yoke from off your neck.
41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will slay my brother Jacob.
42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, Behold, your brother Esau, as touching you, does comfort himself, purposing to kill you.
43 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee to Laban my brother to Haran;
44 And linger with him a few days, until your brother's fury turn away;
45 Until your brother's anger turn away from you, and he forget that which you have done to him: then I will send, and fetch you from there: why should I be deprived also 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 who are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?

Chapter 28

1 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said to him, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.
2 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father; and take a wife from there of the daughters of Laban your mother's brother.
3 And El Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, that you may be a multitude of people;
4 And give you the blessing of Abraham, to you, and to your seed with you; that you may inherit the land wherein you are a stranger, which Elohim gave to Abraham.
5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
6 When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from there; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, You shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;
7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padanaram;
8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan displeased Isaac his father;
9 Then Esau journeyed to Ishmael, and took to the wives which he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
10 And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and remained there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, 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 Elohim ascending and descending on it.
13 And, behold, YHWH stood above it, and said, I am YHWH Elohim of Abraham your father, and the Elohim of Isaac: the land whereon you lie, to you I will give it, and to your seed;
14 And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in you and in your seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
15 And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you in all places where you go, and will bring you again into this land; for I will not leave you, until I have done that of which I have spoken to you.
16 And Jacob awoke out of his sleep, and he said, Surely YHWH is in this place; and I knew it not.
17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of Elohim, and this is the gate of heaven.
18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If Elohim will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and clothing to put on,
21 So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall YHWH be my Elohim:
22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be Elohim's house: and of all that you shall give me I will surely give the tenth to you.

Chapter 29

1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.
2 And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.
3 And there were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.
4 And Jacob said to them, My brethren, Where are you from? And they said, We are from Haran.
5 And he asked them, Do you know Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him.
6 Further, he asked them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, look, Rachel his daughter comes 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 the sheep, and go and feed them.
8 And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.
9 And while he yet spoke with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept 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 you are my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.
15 And Laban said to Jacob, Because you are my brother, should you therefore serve me for nothing? tell me, what shall your wages be?
16 And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.
19 And Laban said, It is better that I give her to you, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.
20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
21 And Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to 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 to her.
24 And Laban gave to his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for a handmaid.
25 And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you beguiled me?
26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give you this also for the service which you shall serve with me yet another seven years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and Laban gave to Jacob Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
30 And he went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven more years.
31 And when YHWH saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.
32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely YHWH has looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.
33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because YHWH has heard that I was hated, he has therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon.
34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined to me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.
35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now I will praise YHWH: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

Chapter 30

1 And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.
2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in Elohim's stead, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?
3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in to her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.
4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in to her.
5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.
6 And Rachel said, Elohim has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.
7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.
8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.
9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.
10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.
11 And Leah said, A troop comes: and she called his name Gad.
12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.
13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: 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 to his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray you, of your son's mandrakes.
15 And she said to her, Is it a small matter that you have taken my husband? and would you take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel bargained, Therefore he shall lie with you tonight for your son's mandrakes.
16 And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, You must come in to me; for surely I have hired you with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.
17 And Elohim hearkened to Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son.
18 And Leah said, Elohim has given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.
19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.
20 And Leah said, Elohim has endued me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun.
21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.
22 And Elohim remembered Rachel, and Elohim hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, Elohim has taken away my reproach:
24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, YHWH shall add to me another son.
25 And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my own place, and to my country.
26 Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served you, and let me go: for you know my service which I have done you.
27 And Laban said to him, I pray you, if I have found favour in your eyes, linger: for I have learned by experience that YHWH has blessed me for your sake.
28 And he said, Appoint me your wages, and I will give it.
29 And he said to him, You know how I have served you, and how your cattle were with me.
30 For it was little which you had before I came, and it is now increased to a multitude; and YHWH has blessed you since my coming: and now when shall I provide for my own house also?
31 And he said, What shall I give you? And Jacob said, You shall not give me any thing: if you will do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep your flock.
32 I will pass through all your flock today, removing from there all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.
33 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before your face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.
34 And Laban said, Let it be according to your word.
35 And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstreaked and spotted, and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.
36 And he set three days' journey between himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
37 And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chestnut tree; and pilled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.
38 And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink.
39 And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstreaked, speckled, and spotted.
40 And Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstreaked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them away from Laban's cattle.
41 And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods.
42 But when the cattle were feeble, he did not put them in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.
43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.

Chapter 31

1 And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's has he gotten all this glory.
2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.
3 And YHWH told Jacob, Return to the land of your fathers, and to your kindred; and I will be with you.
4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field to his flock,
5 And said to them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the Elohim of my father has been with me.
6 And you know that with all my power I have served your father.
7 And your father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but Elohim did not allow him to hurt me.
8 If he decreed, The speckled shall be your wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he decreed, The ringstreaked shall be your hire; then all the cattle bare ringstreaked.
9 Thus Elohim has taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.
10 And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up my eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstreaked, speckled, and grisled.
11 And the Angel of Elohim spoke to me in a dream, saying, Jacob : And I replied, Here I am.
12 And he said, Lift up now your eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstreaked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban does to you.
13 I am the El of Bethel, where you anointed the pillar, and where you vowed a vow to me: now arise, get you out from this land, and return to the land of your kindred.
14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said to him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?
15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he has sold us, and has quite devoured also our money.
16 For all the riches which Elohim has taken from our father, that is ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever Elohim has said to you, do.
17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;
18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padanaram, to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.
19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.
20 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he did not tell Laban he was leaving.
21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount 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 they overtook him in the mount Gilead.
24 And Elohim came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said to him, Take heed that you do not speak to Jacob either good or bad.
25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.
26 And Laban said to Jacob, What have you done, that you have stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the sword?
27 Why did you flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and did not tell me, that I might have sent you away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?
28 And have not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? you have now done foolishly in so doing.
29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the Elohim of your father spoke to me last night, saying, Take heed that you do not speak to Jacob either good or bad.
30 And now, though you would needs be gone, because you sore longed after your father's house, yet why have you stolen my elohim?
31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure you would take by force your daughters from me.
32 With whomsoever you find your elohim, let him not live: before our brethren discern what is yours with me, and take it to you. For Jacob did not know Rachel had stolen them.
33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but he did not find them. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.
34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but did not find them.
35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before you; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but did not locate the images.
36 And Jacob was wroth, and chided with Laban: and Jacob demanded of Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that you have so hotly pursued after me?
37 Whereas you have searched all my stuff, what have you found of all your household stuff? set it here before my brethren and your brethren, that they may judge between us both.
38 These twenty years I have been with you; your ewes and your she goats have not cast their young, and the rams of your flock I have not eaten.
39 That which was torn of beasts I did not take to you; I bare the loss of it; of my hand you would 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 departed from my eyes.
41 Thus I have been twenty years in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your cattle: and you have changed my wages ten times.
42 Unless the Elohim of my father, the Elohim of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely you would have sent me away now empty. Elohim has seen my affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked you last night.
43 And Laban answered Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that you see is mine: and what can I do this day to these my daughters, or to their children whom they have borne?
44 Now therefore come, let us make a covenant, I and you; and let it be for a witness between me and you.
45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.
46 And Jacob said to his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made a heap: and they ate there upon the heap.
47 And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.
48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and you this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;
49 And Mizpah; for he said, YHWH watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.
50 If you shall afflict my daughters, or if you shall take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, Elohim is witness between me and you.
51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast between me and you;
52 This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to you, and that you shall not pass over this heap and this pillar to me, for harm.
53 The Elohim of Abraham, and the Elohim of Nahor, the Elohim of their father, judge between us. And Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.
54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they ate bread, and remained all night in the mount.
55 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned to his place.

Chapter 32

1 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of Elohim met him.
2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is Elohim's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother to the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
4 And he commanded them, Tell my lord Esau; Your servant Jacob said thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:
5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in your sight.
6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, reporting, We came to your brother Esau, and also he comes to meet you, and four hundred men with him.
7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;
8 And reasoned, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.
9 And Jacob entreated, O Elohim of my father Abraham, and Elohim of my father Isaac, YHWH who said to me, Return to your country, and to your kindred, and I will deal well with you:
10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which you have shown to your servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.
11 Deliver me, I pray you, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children.
12 And you said, I will surely do you good, and make your seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
13 And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;
14 Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,
15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty cows, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals.
16 And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves; and said to his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space between drove and drove.
17 And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meets you, and asks you, saying, Whose are you? and where are you going? and whose are these before you?
18 Then you shall say, They be your servant Jacob's; it is a present sent to my lord Esau: and, behold, also he is behind us.
19 And so he commanded the second, and the third, and all who followed the droves, saying, You shall speak this way to Esau, when you find him.
20 And add moreover, Behold, your servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept from me.
21 So the present went over before him: and he himself lodged that night in the company.
22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.
23 And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over what he had.
24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
25 And when he saw that he did not prevail against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And Jacob warned, I will not let you go, unless you bless me.
27 And he asked him, What is your name? And he replied, Jacob.
28 And he said, Your name shall no more be called Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince you have power with Elohim and with men, and have prevailed.
29 And Jacob asked him, Tell me, I pray you, your name. And he enquired, Why do you ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen Elohim face to face, and my life is preserved.
31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.
32 Therefore the children of Israel do not eat of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, to this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.

Chapter 33

1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children to Leah, and to Rachel, and to the two handmaids.
2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindmost.
3 And he 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 those with you? And he said, The children whom Elohim has graciously given your servant.
6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.
7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.
8 And he said, What mean you by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.
9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep what you have to yourself.
10 And Jacob said, No, I pray you, if now I have found grace in your sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen your face, as though I had seen the face of Elohim, and you were pleased with me.
11 Take, I pray you, my blessing that is brought to you; because Elohim has 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 you.
13 And he said to him, My lord knows that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.
14 Let my lord, I pray you, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that go before me and the children be able to endure, until I come to my lord to Seir.
15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with you some of the folk who are with me. And he said, What needs it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.
16 So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.
17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built a house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.
18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city.
19 And he bought a parcel of a field, 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 Elelohe-Israel.

Chapter 34

1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she bare to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.
2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.
3 And his soul clung to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spoke kindly to the damsel.
4 And Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.
5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they were come.
6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to commune with him.
7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done.
8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter: I pray you to give her to him as his wife.
9 And intermarry with us, and give your daughters to us, and take our daughters to you.
10 And you shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade you there, and get possessions there.
11 And Shechem said to her father and to her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and whatever you shall say to me I will give.
12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as you shall say to me: but give me the damsel to wife.
13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:
14 And they said to them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach to us:
15 But in this we will consent to you: If you will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;
16 Then will we give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.
17 But if you will not hearken to 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 more honourable than all the house of his father.
20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,
21 These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters.
22 Only herein will the men consent to us to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.
23 Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent to them, and they will dwell with us.
24 And to Hamor and to Shechem his son hearkened all who went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.
25 And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, 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 out.
27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.
28 They took their sheep, and their oxen, 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 they took captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house.
30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, You have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.
31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot?

Chapter 35

1 And Elohim said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar to El, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother.
2 Then Jacob said to his household, and to all who were with him, Put away the strange elohim that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar to El, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
4 And they gave to Jacob all the strange elohim which were in their hand, and all their ear rings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
5 And they journeyed: and the terror of Elohim 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, that is, Bethel, he and all the people who were with him.
7 And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there Elohim appeared to him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.
9 And Elohim appeared to Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.
10 And Elohim said to him, Your name is Jacob: your name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be your name: and he called his name Israel.
11 I am El Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of you, and kings shall come out of your loins;
12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to you I will give it, and to your seed after you I will give the land.
13 And Elohim went up from him in the place where he talked with him.
14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering on it, and he poured oil on it.
15 And Jacob called the name of the place where Elohim spoke with him, Bethel.
16 And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.
17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said to her, Fear not; you shall have this son also.
18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.
19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.
20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.
21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.
22 And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:
23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, 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, who were born to him in Padanaram.
27 And Jacob came to Isaac his father to Mamre, to the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
28 And the days of Isaac were a hundred and eighty years.
29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered to his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

Chapter 36

1 Now these are the descendants of Esau, who is Edom.
2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
3 And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.
4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;
5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, who were born to him in the land of Canaan.
6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob.
7 For their riches were more than they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.
8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.
9 And these are the descendants of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir:
10 These are the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath 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 bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these were 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 Bashemath Esau's wife.
14 And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
15 These were dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the firstborn son of Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz,
16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Amalek: these are the dukes who came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these were the sons of Adah.
17 And these are the sons of Reuel Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these are the dukes who came of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.
18 And these are the sons of Aholibamah Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these were the dukes who came of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.
19 These are the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these are their dukes.
20 These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,
21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these are the dukes 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 the children of Shobal were these; Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
24 And these are the children of Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anah who found the mules in the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.
25 And the children of Anah were these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.
26 And these are the children of Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
27 The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.
28 The children of Dishan are these; Uz, and Aran.
29 These are the dukes who came of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,
30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these are the dukes who came of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir.
31 And these are the kings who 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 Temani 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 Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead.
38 And Saul died, and Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.
39 And Baalhanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
40 And these are the names of the dukes who came of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth,
41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these be the dukes of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession: he is Esau the father of the Edomites.

Chapter 37

1 And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
2 These are the descendants of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought to his father their evil report.
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 to him.
5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
6 And he said to 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 stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
8 And his brethren said to him, Shall you indeed reign over us? or shall you indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed one dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said to him, What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to you to the earth?
11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.
12 And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
13 And Israel said to Joseph, Do not your brethren feed the flock in Shechem? come, and I will send you to them. And he said to him, Here am I.
14 And he said to him, Go, I pray you, see whether it be well with your brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. 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 are you seeking?
16 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray you, where they feed their flocks.
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 when they saw him afar off, even before he came near to them, they conspired against him to slay him.
19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer comes.
20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast has devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.
21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.
22 And Reuben said to them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.
23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come to his brethren, that they stripped Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him;
24 And they took him, and cast him into a 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 company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
26 And Judah said to his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?
27 Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.
28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
29 And Reuben returned to the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.
30 And he returned to his brethren, and said, The child is not there; and I, where shall I go?
31 And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, 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 be your son's coat or not.
33 And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast has devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
34 And Jacob rent his clothes, 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, For I will go down into the grave to my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.
36 And the Midianites sold him into Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.

Chapter 38

1 And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.
2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in to her.
3 And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.
4 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan.
5 And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.
6 And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.
7 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of YHWH; and YHWH slew him.
8 And Judah said to Onan, Go in to your brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to your brother.
9 And Onan knew that the child should not be legally reckoned as his; and it came to pass, when he went in to his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest he should give a heir to his brother.
10 And the thing which he did displeased YHWH: wherefore he slew him also.
11 Then Judah instructed Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at your father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.
12 And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up to his sheep shearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold your father in law goes up to Timnath to shear his sheep.
14 And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given to him to wife.
15 When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a harlot; because she had covered her face.
16 And he turned to her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray you, let me come in to you; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law.) And she said, What will you give me, that you may come in to me?
17 And he said, I will send you a kid from the flock. And she said, Will you give me a pledge, till you send it?
18 And he said, What pledge shall I give you? And she said, Your signet, and your bracelets, and your staff that is in your hand. And he gave it her, and came in to her, and she conceived by him.
19 And she arose, and went away, and laid by her veil from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.
20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman's hand: but he could not find her.
21 Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot, who was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no harlot in this place.
22 And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find her; and also the men of the place said, that there was no harlot in this place.
23 And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and you have not found her.
24 And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar your daughter in law has played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. 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 you, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff.
26 And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She has been more righteous than I; because I did not give her 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 the one put out his 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, How have you broken forth? this breach be upon you: therefore his name was called Pharez.
30 And afterward came out his brother, who had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.

Chapter 39

1 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, who had brought him down there.
2 And YHWH 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 YHWH was with him, and that YHWH made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made 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 had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that YHWH blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of YHWH 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 he did not know what he had, save the food which he ate. And Joseph was a goodly person, and well favoured.
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 to his master's wife, Behold, my master worries not what is with me in the house, and he has committed all that he has to my hand;
9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither has he kept back any thing from me but you, because you are his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against Elohim?
10 And it came to pass, as she spoke to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not to her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
11 And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.
12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
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 to the men of her house, and spoke to them, saying, See, he has brought in a hebrew to us to mock us; he came in to 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 with me, and fled, and got him out.
16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home.
17 And she spoke to him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought to us, came in to me to mock me:
18 And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.
19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, After this manner did your servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.
20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.
21 But YHWH was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, 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 who were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.
23 The keeper of the prison did not look to any thing that was under his hand; because YHWH was with him, and that which he did, YHWH made it to prosper.

Chapter 40

1 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.
2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his 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 with them, and he served 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 to them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.
7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers who were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look you so sadly today?
8 And they said to him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them, Do not interpretations belong to Elohim? tell me them, 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 it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and its clusters 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 to him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:
13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head, and restore you to your place: and you shall deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when you were his butler.
14 But think on me when it shall be well with you, and show kindness, I pray you, to me, and make mention of me to 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 to Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head:
17 And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds ate them out of the basket upon my head.
18 And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation: The three baskets are three days:
19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head from off you, and shall hang you on a tree; and the birds shall eat your flesh from off you.
20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast to all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.
21 And he restored the chief butler to his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:
22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.
23 Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.

Chapter 41

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 well favoured cows and fat; and they fed in a meadow.
3 And, behold, seven other cows came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and lean; and stood by the other cows upon the brink of the river.
4 And the ill favoured and lean cows ate up the seven well favoured and fat cows. So Pharaoh awoke.
5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of grain came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
6 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them.
7 And the seven thin ears devoured 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: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none who could interpret them to Pharaoh.
9 Then spoke the chief butler to Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day:
10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both 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 there with us 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; me he restored to my office, and him he hanged.
14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his clothing, and came in to Pharaoh.
15 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none who can interpret it: and I have heard say of you, that you can understand a dream to interpret it.
16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: Elohim shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
17 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river:
18 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven cows, fat and well favoured; and they fed in a meadow:
19 And, behold, seven other cows came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and lean, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness:
20 And the lean and the ill favoured cows ate up the first seven fat cows:
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 in 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 devoured the seven good ears: and I told this to the magicians; but there was none who could declare it to me.
25 And Joseph said to Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: Elohim has showed Pharaoh what he is about to do.
26 The seven good cows are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.
27 And the seven thin and ill favoured cows that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.
28 This is the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh: What Elohim is about to do he shows to 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 following; for it shall be very grievous.
32 And in that the dream was doubled to Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by Elohim, and Elohim 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 officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.
35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up grain under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
36 And that food shall be for 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 to his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of Elohim is?
39 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Forasmuch as Elohim has showed you all this, there is none so discreet and wise as you are:
40 You shall be over my house, and according to your word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than you.
41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.
42 And Pharaoh took off his 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, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.
44 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without you shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.
45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all 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 plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.
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 gathered grain as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.
50 And to Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, whom Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare to him.
51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For Elohim, said he, has made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.
52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For Elohim has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
53 And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.
54 And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was food.
55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for food: and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, Go to Joseph; what he said to you, do.
56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold to the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy grain; because the famine was so sore in all lands.

Chapter 42

1 Now when Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, Why do you look one upon another?
2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt: go down there, and buy for us from there; that we may live, and not die.
3 And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy grain in Egypt.
4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob did not send with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.
5 And the sons of Israel came to buy grain among those who came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
6 And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was who sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.
7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange to them, and spoke roughly to them; and he said to them, Whence come you? 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 to them, You are spies; to see the nakedness of the land you are come.
10 And they said to him, No, my lord, but to buy food are your servants come.
11 We are all one man's sons; we are true men, your servants are no spies.
12 And he said to them, No, but to see the nakedness of the land you are come.
13 And they said, Your servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one has died.
14 And Joseph said to them, That is it that I spoke to you, saying, You are spies:
15 Hereby you shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh you shall not go forth hence, unless your youngest brother come here.
16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and you shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely you are spies.
17 And he put them all together into custody for three days.
18 And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear Elohim:
19 If you be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of your prison: go, carry grain for the famine of your houses:
20 But bring your youngest brother to me; so shall your words be verified, and you shall not die. And they did so.
21 And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish 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, Did I not admonish you, Do not sin against the child; and you would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.
23 And they did not know that Joseph understood them; for he spoke to them by an interpreter.
24 And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.
25 Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with grain, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he to them.
26 And they loaded their asses with the grain, and departed there.
27 And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.
28 And he said to his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this that Elohim has done to us?
29 And they came to Jacob their father to the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell to them; saying,
30 The man, who is the lord of the land, spoke roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
31 And we told him, We are true men; we are no spies:
32 We be 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 country, said to us, Hereby shall I know that you are true men; leave one of your brethren here with me, and take food for the famine of your households, and be gone:
34 And bring your youngest brother to me: then I shall know that you are no spies, but that you are true men: so I will deliver you your brother, and you shall trade 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 both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.
36 And Jacob their father said to them, Me have you bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and you will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.
37 And Reuben spoke to his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I fail to bring him back to you: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to you again.
38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which you go, then you shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

Chapter 43

1 And the famine was sore in the land.
2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the grain which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said to them, Go again, buy us a little food.
3 And Judah spoke to him, saying, The man did solemnly protest to us, saying, You shall not see my face, unless your brother be with you.
4 If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food:
5 But if you will not send him, we will not go down: for the man said to us, You shall not see my face, unless your brother be with you.
6 And Israel said, Why have you dealt so ill with me, as to tell the man whether you had yet a brother?
7 And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have you another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?
8 And Judah said to Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and you, and also our little ones.
9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shall you require him: if I bring him not to you, and set him before you, then let me bear the blame for ever:
10 For if we had not lingered, surely now we had returned this second time.
11 And their father Israel said to them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:
12 And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight:
13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again to the man:
14 And El Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. 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 ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon.
17 And the man did as Joseph ordered; 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 communed with him at the door of the house,
20 And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:
21 And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man's money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.
22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.
23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your Elohim, and the Elohim of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out to 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 came at noon: for they heard that they should eat food there.
26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.
27 And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom you spoke? Is he yet alive?
28 And they answered, Your servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom you spoke to me? And he said, Elohim be gracious to you, my son.
30 And Joseph made haste; for his compassion did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.
31 And he washed his face, and went out, and restrained himself, and said, Eat the food.
32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, who ate with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat food with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination to 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 at another.
34 And he took and sent gifts to them from before him: but Benjamin's gifts were five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.

Chapter 44

1 And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in his sack's mouth.
2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his grain money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
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 not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when you do overtake them, say to them, Wherefore have you rewarded evil for good?
5 Is not this it in which my lord drinks, and whereby indeed he divines? you have done evil in so doing.
6 And he overtook them, and he spoke to them these same words.
7 And they said to him, Wherefore said my lord these words? Elohim forbid that your servants should do according to this thing:
8 Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again to you out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of your lord's house silver or gold?
9 With whomsoever of your servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen.
10 And he said, Now also let it be according to your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and you shall be blameless.
11 Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack.
12 And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
13 Then they rent their clothes, and loaded every man his ass, and returned to the city.
14 And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.
15 And Joseph said to them, What deed is this that you have done? know you not that such a man as I can certainly divine?
16 And Judah said, What shall we say to my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? Elohim has found out the iniquity of your servants: behold, we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.
17 And he said, Elohim forbid that I should do so: but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace to your father.
18 Then Judah came near to him, and said, Oh my lord, let your servant, I pray you, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not your anger burn against your servant: for you are even as Pharaoh.
19 My lord asked his servants, saying, Have you a father, or a brother?
20 And we said to 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 loves him.
21 And you said to your servants, Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes upon him.
22 And we said to my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die.
23 And you said to your servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, you shall see my face no more.
24 And it came to pass when we came up to your servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.
25 And our father said, Go again, and 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, unless our youngest brother be with us.
27 And your servant my father said to us, You know that my wife bare me two sons:
28 And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I saw him not since:
29 And if you take this also from me, and mischief befall him, you shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
30 Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;
31 It shall come to pass, when he sees that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and your servants shall bring down the gray hairs of your servant our father with sorrow to the grave.
32 For your servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, If I bring him not to you, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever.
33 Now therefore, I pray you, let your servant 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, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.

Chapter 45

1 Then Joseph could not restrain himself before all those who 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 to his brethren.
2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.
3 And Joseph said to his brethren, I am Joseph; does my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.
4 And Joseph said to his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt.
5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here: for Elohim did send me before you to preserve life.
6 For these two years has the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
7 And Elohim sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
8 So now it was not you who sent me here, but Elohim: and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
9 Hasten, and go up to my father, and say to him, Thus said your son Joseph, Elohim has made me lord of all Egypt: come down to me, linger not:
10 And you shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near to me, you, and your children, and your children's children, and your flocks, and your herds, and all that you have:
11 And there I will nourish you; for yet there are five years of famine; lest you, and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty.
12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaks to you.
13 And you shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that you have seen; and you shall hasten and bring down my father here.
14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.
16 And the fame of it was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
17 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Say to your brethren, This do; load your beasts, and go, go to the land of Canaan;
18 And take your father and your households, and come to me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat the fat of the land.
19 Now you are commanded, do this; take 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 of all the land of Egypt is yours.
21 And the children 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 clothing; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of clothing.
23 And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with grain and bread and food for his father by the way.
24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said to them, See that you do not fight on your way.
25 And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan to Jacob their father,
26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.
27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said to 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.

Chapter 46

1 And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered sacrifices to the Elohim of his father Isaac.
2 And Elohim spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, I am here.
3 And he said, I am El, the Elohim of your father: do not fear to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of you a great nation:
4 I will go down with you into Egypt; and I will also surely bring you up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon your eyes.
5 And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: 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 firstborn.
9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, 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 Canaanite woman.
11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.
13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.
14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.
15 These be the sons of Leah, whom she bare to Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty three.
16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.
17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, 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 bare to Jacob, even sixteen souls.
19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.
20 And to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare to him.
21 And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, 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 to Rachel his daughter, and she bare these to Jacob: all the souls were seven.
26 All the souls who came with Jacob into Egypt, who came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were sixty six;
27 And the sons of Joseph, who were born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, who came into Egypt, were seventy.
28 And he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to direct his face to 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 presented himself to him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.
30 And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen your face, because you are yet alive.
31 And Joseph said to his brethren, and to his father's house, I will go up, and show Pharaoh, and say to him, My brethren, and my father's house, who were in the land of Canaan, are come to me;
32 And the men are shepherds, for their trade has been to feed 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 you shall say, Your servants' trade has been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.

Chapter 47

1 Then Joseph came 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 he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them to Pharaoh.
3 And Pharaoh said to his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said to Pharaoh, Your servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.
4 They said moreover to Pharaoh, We have come to live in the land, for your servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray you, let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen.
5 And Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, Your father and your brethren are come to you:
6 The land of Egypt is before you; in the best of the land make your father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if you know any men of activity 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 to Jacob, How old are you?
9 And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before 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 nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with food, according to their families.
13 And there was no food in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted 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 grain which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.
15 And when money ran out in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph, and said, Give us food: for why should we die in your presence? for we have no money left.
16 And Joseph said, Pay with your cattle; and I will give you food in exchange for your cattle, if you have no money.
17 And they brought their cattle to Joseph: and Joseph gave them food in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with food for all their cattle for that year.
18 When that year was ended, they came to him the second year, and said to him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also has our herds of cattle; there is nothing left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:
19 Wherefore shall we die before your eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for food, and we and our land will be servants to Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.
20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh's.
21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end.
22 Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and ate their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they did not sell their lands.
23 Then Joseph said to the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land.
24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that you shall give the fifth part to 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, You have saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.
26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt to this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh's.
27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions there, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was one hundred and forty seven years.
29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said to him, If now I have found grace in your sight, put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray you, in Egypt:
30 But I will lie with my fathers, and you shall carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as you have said.
31 And he said, Swear to me. And he swore to him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.

Chapter 48

1 And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, your father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, your son Joseph comes to you: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
3 And Jacob said to Joseph, El Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
4 And said to me, Behold, I will make you fruitful, and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people; and will give this land to your seed after you for an everlasting possession.
5 And now your two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.
6 And your issue, which you beget after them, shall be yours, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.
7 And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem.
8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?
9 And Joseph said to his father, They are my sons, whom Elohim has given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray you, to 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 to him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.
11 And Israel said to Joseph, I had not thought to see your face: and, lo, Elohim has showed me also your seed.
12 And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with 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 to 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 firstborn.
15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, Elohim, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the Elohim who fed me all my life long to this day,
16 The Angel who redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head.
18 And Joseph said to his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put your 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: but truly 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, In you shall Israel bless, saying, Elohim make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
21 And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die: but Elohim shall be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.
22 Moreover I have given to you one portion above your brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

Chapter 49

1 And Jacob called to his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days.
2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, you sons of Jacob; and hearken to Israel your father.
3 Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
4 Unstable as water, you shall not excel; because you went up to your father's bed; then defiled you it: he went up to my couch.
5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.
6 O my soul, come not you into their secret; to their assembly, my honour, be not united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they dug down a wall.
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, you are he whom your brethren shall praise: your hand shall be in the neck of your enemies; your father's children shall bow down before you.
9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and to him shall the gathering of the people be.
11 Binding his foal to the vine, and his ass's colt to the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes 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 haven of the sea; and he shall be for a haven of ships; and his border shall be to Zidon.
14 Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:
15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant to tribute.
16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that bites the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
18 I have waited for your salvation, O YHWH.
19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.
20 Out of Asher his food shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.
21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he gives goodly words.
22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:
23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty Elohim of Jacob; (from there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
25 Even by the El of your father, who shall help you; and by the Almighty, who shall bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
26 The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brethren.
27 Benjamin shall ravage as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.
28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spoke to them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.
29 And he charged them, and said to them, I am to be gathered to my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
30 In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite 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 purchase of the field and of the cave that is in it was from the children of Heth.
33 And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered to his people.

Chapter 50

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 those who are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.
4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spoke to the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace 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 dug for me in the land of Canaan, there you shall bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray you, and bury my father, and I will return.
6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury your father, according as he made you 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 threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: 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 Abelmizraim, which is beyond Jordan.
12 And his sons did to 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, before Mamre.
14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all who 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, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did to him.
16 And they sent a messenger to Joseph, saying, Your father did command before he died, saying,
17 Say to Joseph, Forgive, I pray you now, the trespass of your brethren, and their sin; for they did evil to you: and now, we pray you, forgive the trespass of the servants of the Elohim of your father. And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.
18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be your servants.
19 And Joseph said to them, Fear not: for am I in the place of Elohim?
20 But as for you, you thought evil against me; but Elohim meant it to good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save many people alive.
21 Now therefore fear not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spoke kindly to 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 brought up upon Joseph's knees.
24 And Joseph said to his brethren, I die: and Elohim will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land to the land which he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, Elohim will surely visit you, and you 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.

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Chapter 1

1 And these are the names of the children of Israel, who came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.
2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
5 And all the descendants of Jacob were seventy souls: for 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 up a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
9 And he said to his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falls out any war, they join also to our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
11 Therefore they set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved 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 bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was 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 you do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then you shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
17 But the midwives feared Elohim, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive.
18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said to them, Why have you done this thing, and have saved the male children alive?
19 And the midwives said to Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in to them.
20 Therefore Elohim dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared Elohim, that he made them descendants.
22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born you shall cast into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive.

Chapter 2

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 bare a son: and when she saw that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
3 And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child in it; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink.
4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.
7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to you a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?
8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child's mother.
9 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.
10 And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.
11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied 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 slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smite you your fellow?
14 And he said, Who made you a prince and a judge over us? intend you to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this 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 you are come so soon today?
19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.
20 And he said to his daughters, And where is he? why is it that you have left the man? call him, that he may eat.
21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
22 And she bare him 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 process of time, 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 to Elohim by reason of the bondage.
24 And Elohim heard their groaning, and Elohim remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
25 And Elohim looked upon the children of Israel, and Elohim had knowledge of them.

Chapter 3

1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the other side of the desert, and came to the mountain of Elohim, even to Horeb.
2 And the angel of YHWH appeared to 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 now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
4 And when YHWH saw that he turned aside to see, Elohim called to him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
5 And he said, Do not come near: put off your shoes from off your feet, for the place whereon you stand is holy ground.
6 Moreover he said, I am the Elohim of your father, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon Elohim.
7 And YHWH said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
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 to a good land and a large, to a land flowing with milk and honey; to the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come to me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
10 Come now therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh, that you may bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
11 And Moses said to Elohim, Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
12 And he said, Certainly I will be with you; and this shall be a token to you, that I have sent you: When you have brought forth the people out of Egypt, you shall serve Elohim upon this mountain.
13 And Moses said to Elohim, Behold, when I come to the children of Israel, and shall say to them, The Elohim of your fathers has sent me to you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say to them?
14 And Elohim said to Moses, I am He Who Exists: and he said, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel, He Who Exists has sent me to you.
15 And Elohim said moreover to Moses, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel, YHWH Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, has sent me to you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial to all generations.
16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, YHWH Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, I have surely visited 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 to the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, to a land flowing with milk and honey.
18 And they shall hearken to your voice: and you shall come, you and the elders of Israel, to the king of Egypt, and you shall say to him, YHWH Elohim of the Hebrews has met with us: and now let us go, we beseech you, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to YHWH our Elohim.
19 And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.
20 And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in its midst: 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 you go, you shall not go empty:
22 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her who sojourns in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and clothing: and you shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and you shall spoil the Egyptians.

Chapter 4

1 And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken to my voice: for they will say, YHWH has not appeared to you.
2 And YHWH said to him, What is that in your 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 YHWH said to Moses, Put forth your hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:
5 That they may believe that YHWH Elohim of their fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, has appeared to you.
6 And YHWH said furthermore to him, Put now your hand into your bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.
7 And he said, Put your hand into your bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.
8 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe you, 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 also these two signs, neither hearken to your voice, that you shall take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which you take out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.
10 And Moses said to YHWH, O Adonai, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since you have spoken to your servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
11 And YHWH said to him, Who has made man's mouth? or who makes the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I, YHWH?
12 Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth, and teach you what you shall say.
13 And he said, O Adonai, send, I pray you, by the hand of him whom you will send.
14 And the anger of YHWH was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite your brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he comes forth to meet you: and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.
15 And you shall speak to him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with your mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what you shall do.
16 And he shall be your spokesman to the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to you instead of a mouth, and you shall be to him instead of Elohim.
17 And you shall take this rod in your hand, wherewith you shall do signs.
18 And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father in law, and said to him, Let me go, I pray you, and return to my brethren who are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.
19 And YHWH said to Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead who sought your 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 Elohim in his hand.
21 And YHWH said to Moses, When you go to return into Egypt, see that you do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in your hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.
22 And you shall say to Pharaoh, Thus said YHWH, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
23 And I say to you, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if you refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay your son, even your firstborn.
24 And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that YHWH met him, and sought to kill him.
25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, You are surely a husband of blood to me.
26 So he let him go: then she said, You are a husband of blood, because of the circumcision.
27 And YHWH said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount of Elohim, and kissed him.
28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of YHWH who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded 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 YHWH had spoken to Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.
31 And the people believed: and when they heard that YHWH had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

Chapter 5

1 And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus said YHWH Elohim of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.
2 And Pharaoh said, Who is YHWH, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I do not know YHWH, neither will I let Israel go.
3 And they said, The Elohim of the Hebrews has met with us: let us go, we pray you, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice to YHWH our Elohim; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.
4 And the king of Egypt said to them, Wherefore do you, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you to your burdens.
5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and you make them rest from their burdens.
6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,
7 You shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.
8 And the tally of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, you shall lay upon them; you shall not diminish any of it: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our Elohim.
9 Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour more; and let them not regard vain words.
10 And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spoke to the people, saying, Thus said Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.
11 Go, get straw where you can find it: yet none of your work shall be diminished.
12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.
13 And the taskmasters hastened them, saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw.
14 And the officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have you not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and today, as heretofore?
15 Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried to Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore deal you thus with your servants?
16 There is no straw given to your servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, your servants are beaten; but the fault is in your own people.
17 But he said, You are idle, you are idle: therefore you say, Let us go and do sacrifice to YHWH.
18 Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall you deliver the tally of bricks.
19 And the officers of the children of Israel did saw they were in evil case, after it was said, You shall not diminish any of your bricks from 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 to them, YHWH look upon you, and judge; because you 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 to YHWH, and said, Adonai, wherefore have you so evil entreated this people? why is it that you have sent me?
23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has done evil to this people; neither have you delivered your people at all.

Chapter 6

1 Then YHWH said to Moses, Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.
2 And Elohim spoke to Moses, and said to him, I am YHWH:
3 And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, by the name of El Almighty, but by my name YHWH I was 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 pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.
5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.
6 Wherefore say to the children of Israel, I am YHWH, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:
7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you an Elohim: and you shall know that I am YHWH your Elohim, who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
8 And I will bring you in to the land, concerning which I swore to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for a heritage: I am YHWH.
9 And Moses spoke so to the children of Israel: but they did not listen to Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
10 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
11 Go in, speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.
12 And Moses spoke before YHWH, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened to me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?
13 And YHWH spoke to Moses and to Aaron, and gave them a charge to the children of Israel, and to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
14 These be the heads of their fathers' houses: The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these be 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 and thirty seven years.
17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, 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 and thirty three years.
19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: these are the families of Levi according to their generations.
20 And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were a hundred and thirty seven years.
21 And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.
22 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri.
23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the families of the Korhites.
25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their families.
26 These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom YHWH said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies.
27 These are they who 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 YHWH spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,
29 That YHWH spoke to Moses, saying, I am YHWH: speak you to Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say to you.
30 And Moses said before YHWH, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken to me?

Chapter 7

1 And YHWH said to Moses, See, I have made you an elohim to Pharaoh: and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.
2 You shall speak all that I command you: and Aaron your brother shall speak to Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel 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 shall not hearken to you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth my armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.
5 And the Egyptians shall know that I am YHWH, when I stretch forth my hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them.
6 And Moses and Aaron did as YHWH commanded them, so did they.
7 And Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron eighty three years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh.
8 And YHWH spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
9 When Pharaoh shall speak to you, saying, Show a miracle for you: then you shall say to Aaron, Take your rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.
10 And Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so as YHWH had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
13 And he hardened Pharaoh's heart, that he did not listen to them; as YHWH had said.
14 And YHWH said to Moses, Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he refuses to let the people go.
15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goes out to the water; and you shall stand by the river's brink until he comes; and the rod which was turned to a serpent you shall take in your hand.
16 And you shall say to him, YHWH Elohim of the Hebrews has sent me to you, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hereto you would not hear.
17 Thus said YHWH, In this you shall know that I am YHWH: 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 stink; and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink of the water of the river.
19 And YHWH spoke to Moses, Say to Aaron, Take your rod, and stretch out your hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may 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 YHWH 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 stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.
22 And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did he hearken to them; as YHWH had said.
23 And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he set his heart to this also.
24 And all the Egyptians dug round about the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the river.
25 And seven days were fulfilled, after that YHWH had smitten the river.

Chapter 8

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, Go to Pharaoh, and say to him, Thus said YHWH, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
2 And if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all your borders with frogs:
3 And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up into your house, and into your bedchamber, and upon your bed, and into the house of your servants, and upon your people, and into your ovens, and into your kneading troughs:
4 And the frogs shall come up both on you, and upon your people, and upon all your servants.
5 And YHWH spoke to Moses, Say to Aaron, Stretch forth your hand with your rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.
6 And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.
7 And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Entreat YHWH, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice to YHWH.
9 And Moses said to Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I entreat for you, and for your servants, and for your people, to destroy the frogs from you and your houses, that they may remain in the river only?
10 And he said, Tomorrow. And he said, Be it according to your word: that you may know that there is none like to YHWH our Elohim.
11 And the frogs shall depart from you, and from your houses, and from your servants, and from your people; they shall remain in the river only.
12 And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried to YHWH because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh.
13 And YHWH did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields.
14 And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank.
15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and did not listen to them; as YHWH had said.
16 And YHWH said to Moses, Say to Aaron, Stretch out your rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
17 And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
18 And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast.
19 Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, This is the finger of Elohim: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he did not listen to them; as YHWH had said.
20 And YHWH said to Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he comes forth to the water; and say to him, Thus said YHWH, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
21 Else, if you will not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon you, and upon your servants, and upon your people, and into your houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are.
22 And I will distinguish in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end you may know that I am YHWH in the midst of the earth.
23 And I will put a division between my people and your people: tomorrow shall this sign be.
24 And YHWH did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.
25 And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go, sacrifice to your Elohim in the land.
26 And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to YHWH our Elohim: lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and will they not stone us?
27 We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to YHWH our Elohim, as he shall command us.
28 And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to YHWH your Elohim in the wilderness; only you shall not go very far away: entreat for me.
29 And Moses said, Behold, I go out from you, and I will entreat YHWH that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, tomorrow: but let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to YHWH.
30 And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and entreated YHWH.
31 And YHWH 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.
32 And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go.

Chapter 9

1 Then YHWH said to Moses, Go in to Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus said YHWH Elohim of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
2 For if you refuse to let them go, and will hold them still,
3 Behold, the hand of YHWH is upon your cattle which are in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.
4 And YHWH shall distinguish between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children's of Israel.
5 And YHWH appointed a set time, saying, Tomorrow YHWH shall do this thing in the land.
6 And YHWH did that thing on the next day, 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 one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.
8 And YHWH said to Moses and to Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.
9 And it shall become small dust in 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 ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.
11 And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.
12 And YHWH hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he did not listen to them; as YHWH had spoken to Moses.
13 And YHWH said to Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say to him, Thus said YHWH Elohim of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
14 For I will at this time send all my plagues upon your heart, and upon your servants, and upon your people; that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth.
15 For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite you and your people with pestilence; and you shall be cut off from the earth.
16 And in very deed for this cause have I raised you up, to show in you my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
17 As yet exalt you yourself against my people, that you will not let them go?
18 Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as has not been in Egypt since its foundation even until now.
19 Send therefore now, and gather your cattle, and all that you have in the field; for upon every man and beast which 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 who feared the word of YHWH among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses:
21 And he who did not regard ,pl0 regarded not the word of YHWH left his servants and his cattle in the field.
22 And YHWH said to Moses, Stretch forth your hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.
23 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and YHWH sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and YHWH rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it 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 to them, I have sinned this time: YHWH is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.
28 Entreat YHWH (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer.
29 And Moses said to him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands to YHWH; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that you may know how that the earth is YHWH's.
30 But as for you and your servants, I know that you will not yet fear YHWH Elohim.
31 And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.
32 But the wheat and the rye were not smitten: for they were not grown up.
33 And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands to YHWH: 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, neither would he let the children of Israel go; as YHWH had spoken by Moses.

Chapter 10

1 And YHWH said to Moses, Go in to Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might show these my signs before him:
2 And that you may tell in the ears of your son, and of your son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that you may know how that I am YHWH.
3 And Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus said YHWH Elohim of the Hebrews, How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.
4 Else, if you refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring the locusts into your coast:
5 And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remains to you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which grows for you out of the field:
6 And they shall fill your houses, and the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither your fathers, nor your fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth to this day.
And he turned himself, and went out from Pharaoh.
7 And Pharaoh's servants said to him, How long shall this man be a snare to us? let the men go, that they may serve YHWH their Elohim: know you not yet that Egypt is destroyed?
8 And Moses and Aaron were brought again to Pharaoh: and he said to them, Go, serve YHWH your Elohim: but who are those who 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 will we go; for we must hold a feast to YHWH.
10 And he said to them, Let YHWH be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.
11 Not so: go now you who are men, and serve YHWH; for that you did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.
12 And YHWH said to Moses, Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail has left.
13 And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and YHWH brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that 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 coasts 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 ate every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained no green thing in the trees, or in the herbs 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 YHWH your Elohim, and against you.
17 Now therefore forgive, I pray you, my sin only this once, and entreat YHWH your Elohim, that he may take away from me this death only.
18 And he went out from Pharaoh, and entreated YHWH.
19 And YHWH turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained no locust in all the coasts of Egypt.
20 But YHWH hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go.
21 And YHWH said to Moses, Stretch out your 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 did not see 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 to Moses, and said, Go, serve YHWH; only let your flocks and your herds stay: let your little ones also go with you.
25 And Moses said, You must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice to YHWH our Elohim.
26 Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not a hoof be left behind; for of them must we take to serve YHWH our Elohim; and we know not with what we must serve YHWH, until we come there.
27 But YHWH hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not let them go.
28 And Pharaoh said to him, Get you from me, take heed to yourself, see my face no more; for in that day you see my face you shall die.
29 And Moses said, You have spoken well, I will see your face again no more.

Chapter 11

1 And YHWH said to Moses, Yet I will bring one more plague 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 every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.
3 And YHWH 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 said YHWH, About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt:
5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits upon his throne, even to the firstborn of the maidservant who is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
6 And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.
7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that you may know how that YHWH does put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
8 And all these your servants shall come down to me, and bow down themselves to me, saying, Go out, and all the people who follow you: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.
9 And YHWH said to Moses, Pharaoh shall not hearken to you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.
10 And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and YHWH hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.

Chapter 12

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
2 This month shall be to you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for a house:
4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next to his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: you shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
6 And you shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
9 Do not eat it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with its purtenance.
10 And you shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remains of it until the morning you shall burn with fire.
11 And thus you shall eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste: it is YHWH's passover.
12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the elohim of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am YHWH.
13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
14 And this day shall be to you for a memorial; and you shall keep it a feast to YHWH throughout your generations; you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
15 Seven days ren of Israel in their generations. you shall eat unleavened bread; even the first day you shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eats 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 a holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be a holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.
17 And you shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore you shall observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.
18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty first day of the month at even.
19 Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eats that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.
20 You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations you shall eat unleavened bread.
21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said to them, Draw out and take a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
22 And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
23 For YHWH will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he sees the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, YHWH will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.
24 And you shall observe this thing for an ordinance to you and to your sons for ever.
25 And it shall come to pass, when you be come to the land which YHWH will give you, according as he has promised, that you shall keep this service.
26 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say to you, What mean you by this service?
27 That you shall say, It is the sacrifice of YHWH's passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
28 And the children of Israel went away, and did as YHWH had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
29 And it came to pass, that in the midst of the night YHWH smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of 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, and go forth from among my people, both you and the children of Israel; and go, serve YHWH, as you have said.
32 Also take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also.
33 And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be 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 borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and clothing:
36 And YHWH gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent to them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.
37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot who were men, beside children.
38 And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very many 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 linger, neither had they prepared for themselves any victuals.
40 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.
41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of YHWH went out from the land of Egypt.
42 It is a night to be much observed to YHWH for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of YHWH to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.
43 And YHWH said to Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat of it:
44 But every man's servant who is bought for money, when you have circumcised him, then shall he eat of it.
45 A foreigner and a hired servant shall not eat of it.
46 It shall be eaten in one house; you shall not carry forth any of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall you break a bone of it.
47 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with you, and will keep the passover to YHWH, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one who is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat of it.
49 One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and to the stranger who sojourns among you.
50 Thus did all the children of Israel; as YHWH commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
51 And it came to pass the selfsame day, that YHWH did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.

Chapter 13

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Sanctify to me all the firstborn, whatsoever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
3 And Moses said to the people, Remember this day, in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand YHWH brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.
4 You came out this day in the month of Abib.
5 And it shall be when YHWH shall bring you into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall keep this service in this month.
6 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to YHWH.
7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with you, neither shall there be leaven seen with you in all your quarters.
8 And you shall show your son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which YHWH did to me when I came forth out of Egypt.
9 And it shall be for a sign to you upon your hand, and for a memorial between your eyes, that YHWH's law may be in your mouth: for with a strong hand has YHWH brought you out of Egypt.
10 You shall therefore keep this ordinance in its season from year to year.
11 And it shall be when YHWH shall bring you into the land of the Canaanites, as he swore to you and to your fathers, and shall give it you,
12 That you shall set apart to YHWH all the firstborn, and every firstling that comes of a beast which you have; the males shall be YHWH's.
13 And every firstling of an ass you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck: and all the firstborn of man among your children you shall redeem.
14 And it shall be when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What is this? that you shall say to him, By strength of hand YHWH brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:
15 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that YHWH slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to YHWH all the firstorn, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.
16 And it shall be for a token upon your hand, and for frontlets between your eyes: for by strength of hand YHWH brought us forth out of Egypt.
17 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that Elohim led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for Elohim said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:
18 But Elohim led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed 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, Elohim will surely visit you; and you 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 YHWH went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
22 He did not take away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.

Chapter 14

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon: before it shall you encamp by the sea.
3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness has shut them in.
4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am YHWH. And they did so.
5 And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?
6 And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
7 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.
8 And YHWH hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with a high hand.
9 But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.
10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out to YHWH.
11 And they said to Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore have you dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?
12 Is not this the word that we did tell you in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
13 And Moses said to the people, Fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of YHWH, which he will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall see them again no more for ever.
14 YHWH shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.
15 And YHWH said to Moses, Why are you crying out to me? speak to the children of Israel, that they go forward:
16 But lift you up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
17 And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow 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 YHWH, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
19 And the Angel of Elohim, who went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and YHWH caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that 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 to them on their right hand, and on their left.
23 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch YHWH looked to the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,
25 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drove them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for YHWH fights for them against the Egyptians.
26 And YHWH said to Moses, Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come again 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 YHWH overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
28 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; 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 to them on their right hand, and on their left.
30 Thus YHWH 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 that great work which YHWH did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared YHWH, and believed YHWH, and his servant Moses.

Chapter 15

1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song to YHWH, and spoke, saying, I will sing to YHWH, for he has triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider has he thrown into the sea.
2 YAH is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my El, and I will prepare him a habitation; my father's Elohim, and I will exalt him.
3 YHWH is a man of war: YHWH is his name.
4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host has he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.
5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
6 Your right hand, O YHWH, is become glorious in power: your right hand, O YHWH, has dashed in pieces the enemy.
7 And in the greatness of your excellency you have overthrown those who rose up against you: you sent forth your wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
8 And with the blast of your nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as a heap, and the depths 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 You did blow with your wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
11 Who is like to you, O YHWH, among the el? who is like you, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
12 You stretched out your right hand, the earth swallowed them.
13 You in your mercy have led forth the people whom you have redeemed: you have guided them in your strength to your holy habitation.
14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of your arm they shall be as still as a stone; till your people pass over, O YHWH, till the people pass over, whom you have purchased.
17 You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, in the place, O YHWH, which you have made for you to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Adonai, which your hands have established.
18 YHWH shall reign for ever and ever.
19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and YHWH brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went 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 answered them, Sing to YHWH, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider has he thrown into the sea.
22 So Moses brought Israel 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 to YHWH; and YHWH showed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statuteand an ordinance, and there he tested them.
26 And said,
If you will diligently hearken to the voice of YHWH your Elohim, and will do that which is right in his sight, and will give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes,
I will put none of these diseases upon you, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am YHWH who heals you.

27 And they came to Elim, where there were twelve wells of water, and seventy palm trees: and they set up camp there by the waters.

Chapter 16

1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
3 And the children of Israel said to them, Would to Elohim we had died by the hand of YHWH in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
4 Then YHWH informed Moses, Behold, I will rain food from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law, or not.
5 And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day 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 to all the children of Israel, At even, then you shall know that YHWH has brought you out from the land of Egypt:
7 And in the morning, then you shall see the glory of YHWH; for he hears your murmurings against YHWH: and what are we, that you murmur against us?
8 And Moses said, This shall be, when YHWH shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning food to the full; for that YHWH hears your murmurings which you murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against YHWH.
9 And Moses spoke to Aaron, Say to all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before YHWH: for he has heard your murmurings.
10 And it came to pass, as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of YHWH appeared in the cloud.
11 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
12 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak to them, saying, At even you shall eat flesh, and in the morning you shall be filled with food; and you shall know that I am YHWH your Elohim.
13 And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.
14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.
15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, This is the food which YHWH has given you to eat.
16 This is the thing which YHWH has commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; every man take for those who are in his tents.
17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
18 And when they measured it with an omer, he who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
20 Notwithstanding they did not listen to Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.
21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
22 And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much food, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
23 And he said to them, This is that which YHWH has said, Tomorrow is the rest of the holy sabbath to YHWH: bake that which you will bake today, and simmer, soak or boil as you want; and that which remains over lay up to be kept until the morning.
24 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm in it.
25 And Moses said, Eat that today; for today is a sabbath to YHWH: today you shall not find it in the field.
26 Six days you shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.
27 And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day to gather, and they found none.
28 And YHWH said to Moses, How long do you refuse to keep my commandments and my laws?
29 See, for YHWH has given you the sabbath, therefore he gives you on the sixth day the food of two days; abide 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 its name 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 YHWH commands, Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the food wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.
33 And Moses said to Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna in it, and lay it up before YHWH, to be kept for your generations.
34 As YHWH commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.
35 And the children of Israel ate manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they ate manna, until they came to the borders of the land of Canaan.
36 Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.

Chapter 17

1 And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of YHWH, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink.
2 Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said to them, Why chide you with me? wherefore do you tempt YHWH?
3 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Why have you brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?
4 And Moses cried to YHWH, saying, What shall I do for this people? they are almost ready to stone me.
5 And YHWH said to Moses, Go on before the people, and take with you of the elders of Israel; and your rod, wherewith you smote the river, take in your hand, and go.
6 Behold, I will stand before you there upon the rock in Horeb; and you shall smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
7 And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted YHWH, saying, Is YHWH among us, or not?
8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
9 And Moses said to 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 Elohim 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 on it; 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 YHWH said to Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it YHWH nissi:
16 For he said, Because YAH has sworn that YHWH will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.

Chapter 18

1 When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father in law, heard of all that Elohim had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that YHWH had brought Israel out of Egypt;
2 Then Jethro, Moses' father in law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,
3 And her two sons; of whom the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:
4 And the name of the other was Eliezer; for the Elohim of my father, said he, 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 to Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of Elohim:
6 And he said to Moses, I your father in law Jethro am come to you, and your wife, and her two sons with her.
7 And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.
8 And Moses told his father in law all that YHWH had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how YHWH delivered them.
9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which YHWH had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.
10 And Jethro said, Blessed be YHWH, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
11 Now I know that YHWH is greater than all elohim: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.
12 And Jethro, Moses' father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for Elohim: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father in law before Elohim.
13 And it came to pass on the next day, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning to the evening.
14 And when Moses' father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that you do to the people? why do you sit alone, and all the people stand by you from morning to even?
15 And Moses said to his father in law, Because the people come to me to inquire of Elohim:
16 When they have a matter, they come to me; and I judge between one and another, and I make them know the statutes of Elohim, and his laws.
17 And Moses' father in law said to him, The thing that you do is not good.
18 You will surely wear away, both you, and this people that is with you: for this thing is too heavy for you; you are not able to perform it yourself alone.
19 Hearken now to my voice, I will give you counsel, and Elohim shall be with you: Be you for the people their intercessor to Elohim, that you may bring the causes to Elohim:
20 And you shall teach them ordinances and laws, and shall show them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.
21 Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear Elohim, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and 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 to you, but every small matter they shall judge: so it shall be easier for yourself, and they shall bear the burden with you.
23 If you shall do this thing, and Elohim command you so, then you shall be able to endure, and all this people shall also 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 to 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.

Chapter 19

1 In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day they came into the wilderness of Sinai.
2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.
3 And Moses went up to Elohim, and YHWH called to him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shall you say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;
4 You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you to myself.
5 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure to me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
6 And you shall be to me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.
7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which YHWH commanded him.
8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that YHWH has spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people to YHWH.
9 And YHWH said to Moses, Lo, I come to you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you for ever. And Moses told the words of the people to YHWH.
10 And YHWH said to Moses, Go to the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes,
11 And be ready against the third day: for the third day YHWH will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
12 And you shall set bounds to the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that you go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever touches the mount shall be surely put to death:
13 There shall not a hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet sounds long, they shall come up to the mount.
14 And Moses went down from the mount to the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.
15 And he said to the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.
16 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.
17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with Elohim; and they stood at the lowest part of the mount.
18 And mount Sinai was altogether smokey, because YHWH descended upon it in fire: and its smoke ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spoke, and Elohim answered him by a voice.
20 And YHWH came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and YHWH called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.
21 And YHWH said to Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through to YHWH to gaze, and many of them perish.
22 And let the priests also, who come near to YHWH, sanctify themselves, lest YHWH break forth upon them.
23 And Moses said to YHWH, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for you charged us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.
24 And YHWH said to him, Away, go down, and you shall come up, you, and Aaron with you: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up to YHWH, lest he break forth upon them.
25 So Moses went down to the people, and spoke to them.

Chapter 20

1 And Elohim spoke all these words, saying,
2 I am YHWH your Elohim, who has brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 You shall have no other elohim before me.
4 You shall not make to you any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
5 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I YHWH your Elohim am a jealous El, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And showing mercy to thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
7 You shall not take the name of YHWH your Elohim in vain; for YHWH will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days you shall labour, and do all your work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of YHWH your Elohim: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates:
11 For in six days YHWH made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore YHWH blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12 Honour your father and your mother: that your days may be long upon the land which YHWH your Elohim gives you.
13 You shall not kill.
14 You shall not commit adultery.
15 You shall not steal.
16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.
17 You shall not covet your neighbour's house, you shall not covet your neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is your neighbour's.
18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
19 And they said to Moses, You speak with us, and we will hear: but let not Elohim speak with us, lest we die.
20 And Moses said to the people, Fear not: for Elohim is testing you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that you sin not.
21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where Elohim was.
22 And YHWH said to Moses, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, You have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.
23 You shall not make with me elohim of silver, neither shall you make to you elohim of gold.
24 An altar of earth you shall make to me, and shall sacrifice thereon your burnt offerings, and your peace offerings, your sheep, and your oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come to you, and I will bless you.
25 And if you will make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stone: for if you lift up your tool upon it, you have polluted it.
26 Neither shall you go up by steps to my altar, that your nakedness be not discovered thereon.

Chapter 21

1 Now these are the judgments which you shall set before them.
2 If you buy a Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.
3 If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him.
4 If his master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself.
5 And 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 to the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or to 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 maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do.
8 If she does not please her master, who has betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her to a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he has dealt deceitfully with her.
9 And if he have betrothed her to his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters.
10 If he take him another wife; her food, her clothing, and her duty of marriage, he shall not diminish.
11 And if he do not these three to her, then shall she go out free without money.
12 He who smites a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.
13 And if a man does not lie in wait, but Elohim deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint you a place where he shall flee.
14 But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; you shall take him from my altar, that he may die.
15 And he who smites his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.
16 And he who steals a man, and sells him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
17 And he who curses his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.
18 And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keeps 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 servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished.
21 Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.
22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.
23 And if any mischief follow, then you shall 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 servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.
27 And if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.
28 If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit.
29 But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it has been testified to his owner, and he has not kept him in, but that he has killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.
30 If there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give for the ransom of his life whatsoever is laid upon him.
31 Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to this judgment it shall be done to him.
32 If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give to 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 in it;
34 The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money to the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.
35 And if one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it; and the dead ox also they shall divide.
36 Or if it be known that the ox has used to push in time past, and his owner has not kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox; and the dead shall be his own.

Chapter 22

1 If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
2 If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.
3 If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.
4 If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.
5 If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man's field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.
6 If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of grain, or the standing grain, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.
7 If a man shall deliver to his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house; if the thief be found, let him pay double.
8 If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought to the judges, to see whether he have put his hand to his neighbour's goods.
9 For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for clothing, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challenges to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double to his neighbour.
10 If a man deliver to 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:
11 Then shall an oath of YHWH be between them both, that he has not put his hand to his neighbour's goods; and the owner of it shall accept it, and he shall not make it good.
12 And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution to its owner.
13 If it be torn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn.
14 And if a man borrow anything of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, its owner being not with it, he shall surely make it good.
15 But if its owner be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be a hired thing, it came for its hire.
16 And if a man entice a maid who is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
17 If her father utterly refuse to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
18 You shall not suffer a witch to live.
19 Whosoever lies with a beast shall surely be put to death.
20 He who sacrifices to any elohim, save to YHWH only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
21 You shall neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
22 You shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.
23 If you afflict them in any way, and they cry at all to me, I will surely hear their cry;
24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
25 If you lend money to any of my people who is poor by you, you shall not be to him as a usurer, neither shall you lay upon him usury.
26 If you at all take your neighbour's clothing to pledge, you shall deliver it to him by that the sun goes down:
27 For that is his covering only, it is his clothing for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he cries to me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.
28 You shall not revile the elohim, nor curse the ruler of your people.
29 You shall not delay to offer the first of your ripe fruits, and of your liquors: the firstborn of your sons you shall give to me.
30 Likewise shall you do with your oxen, and with your sheep: seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day you shall give it me.
31 And you shall be holy men to me: neither shall you eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; you shall cast it to the dogs.

Chapter 23

1 You shall not raise a false report: do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
2 You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:
3 Neither shall you countenance a poor man in his cause.
4 If you meet your enemy's ox or his ass going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again.
5 If you see the ass of him who hates you lying under his burden, and would forbear to help him, you shall surely help with him.
6 You shall not wrest the judgment of your poor in his cause.
7 Keep far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay not: for I will not justify the wicked.
8 And you shall take no gift: for the gift blinds the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.
9 Also you shall not oppress a stranger: for you know the heart of a stranger, seeing you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
10 And six years you shall sow your land, and shall gather in its fruits:
11 But the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie still; that the poor of your people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner you shall deal with your vineyard, and with your oliveyard.
12 Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest: that your ox and your ass may rest, and the son of your handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
13 And in all things that I have said to you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other elohim, neither let it be heard out of your mouth.
14 Three times you shall keep a feast to me in the year.
15 You shall keep the feast of unleavened bread: (you shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it you came out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:)
16 And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of your labours, which you have sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when you have gathered in your labours out of the field.
17 Three times in the year all your males shall appear before Adon YHWH.
18 You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my sacrifice remain until the morning.
19 The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring into the house of YHWH your Elohim. You shall not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
20 Behold, I send an Angel before you, to keep you in the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.
21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.
22 But if you shall indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and an adversary to your adversaries.
23 For my Angel shall go before you, and bring you in to the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.
24 You shall not bow down to their elohim, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but you shall utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.
25 And you shall serve YHWH your Elohim, and he shall bless your food, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of you.
26 There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in your land: the number of your days I will fulfil.
27 I will send my fear before you, and will destroy all the people to whom you shall come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.
28 And I will send hornets before you, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before you.
29 I will not drive them out from before you in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against you.
30 By little and little I will drive them out from before you, until you be increased, and inherit the land.
31 And I will set your bounds from the Red sea even to the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert to the river: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and you shall drive them out before you.
32 You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their elohim.
33 They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me: for if you serve their elohim, it will surely be a snare to you.

Chapter 24

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

Chapter 25

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take my offering.
3 And this is the offering which you 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 show you, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all its instruments, even so you shall make it.
10 And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be its length, and a cubit and a half the breadth, and a cubit and a half the height.
11 And you shall overlay it with pure gold, within and without you shall overlay it, and shall make upon it a crown of gold round about.
12 And you shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it.
13 And you shall make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
14 And you shall 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 you shall put into the ark the testimony which I shall give you.
17 And you shall make a mercy seat of pure gold: two and a half cubits shall be its length, and a cubit and a half its breadth.
18 And you shall make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work you shall 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 you shall make the cherubims on the two ends.
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 you shall put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you.
22 And there I will meet with you, and I will commune with you 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 you in commandment to the children of Israel.
23 You shall also make a table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be its length, and a cubit its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height.
24 And you shall overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about.
25 And you shall make to it a border of a hand breadth round about, and you shall make a golden crown to its border round about.
26 And you shall make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that are on its four feet.
27 Over against the border shall the rings be for places of the staves to bear the table.
28 And you shall make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them.
29 And you shall make the dishes, and spoons, and covers, and bowls, to cover withal: make them of pure gold.
30 And you shall always set showbread upon the table before me.
31 And you shall make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: its shaft, and its branches, its bowls, its knops, and its 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 to 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 candlestick shall be four bowls made like to 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 of it shall be one beaten work of pure gold.
37 And you shall make its seven lamps: and they shall light its lamps, that they may give light over against it.
38 And its tongs, and its snuff dishes, shall be of pure gold.
39 Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels.
40 And look that you make them after their pattern, which was shown to you in the mount.

Chapter 26

1 Moreover you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of thoughtful work you shall make them.
2 The length of one curtain shall be twenty eight cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and every one of the curtains shall have one measure.
3 The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.
4 And you shall make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise you shall make in the uttermost edge of another curtain, in the coupling of the second.
5 You shall make fifty loops in the one curtain, and you shall make fifty loops in the edge of the curtain that is in the coupling of the second; that the loops may take hold one of another.
6 And you shall make fifty taches of gold, and couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.
7 And you shall make curtains of goats' hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle: you shall make eleven curtains.
8 The length of one curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and the eleven curtains shall be all of one measure.
9 And you shall couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shall double the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tabernacle.
10 And you shall make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops in the edge of the curtain which couples the second.
11 And you shall make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.
12 And the remnant that remains of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remains, shall hang over the back of the tabernacle.
13 And a cubit on the one side, and a cubit on the other side of that which remains in the length of the curtains of the tent, it shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it.
14 And you shall make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering above of badgers' skins.
15 And you shall make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing up.
16 Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half shall be the breadth of one board.
17 Two tenons shall there be in one board, set in order one against another: thus you shall make for all the boards of the tabernacle.
18 And you shall make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards on the south side southward.
19 And you shall make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for its two tenons, and two sockets under another board for its two tenons.
20 And for the second side of the tabernacle on the north side there shall be twenty boards:
21 And their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
22 And for the sides of the tabernacle westward you shall make six boards.
23 And you shall make two boards for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.
24 And they shall be coupled together beneath, and they shall be coupled together above the head of it to one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners.
25 And they shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
26 And you shall make bars of shittim 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 two sides westward.
28 And the middle bar in the midst of the boards shall reach from end to end.
29 And you shall overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for places for the bars: and you shall overlay the bars with gold.
30 And you shall rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion which was shown to you in the mount.
31 And you shall make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of thoughtful work: it shall be made with cherubims.
32 And you shall hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver.
33 And you shall hang up the veil under the taches, that you may bring in there within the veil the ark of the testimony: and the veil shall divide to you between the holy place and the most holy.
34 And you shall put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.
35 And you shall set the table outside the veil, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and you shall put the table on the north side.
36 And you shall make a hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework.
37 And you shall make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and you shall cast five sockets of brass for them.

Chapter 27

1 And you shall make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and its height shall be three cubits.
2 And you shall make the horns of it upon the four corners: its horns shall be of the same: and you shall overlay it with brass.
3 And you shall make its pans to receive its ashes, and its shovels, and its basins, and its fleshhooks, and its firepans: all the vessels you shall make of brass.
4 And you shall make for it a grate of network of brass; and upon the net shall you make four brazen rings in the four corners.
5 And you shall put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the midst of the altar.
6 And you shall make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass.
7 And the staves shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, to bear it.
8 You shall make it hollow with boards: as it was shown to you in the mount, so shall they make it.
9 And you shall make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen of a hundred cubits long for one side:
10 And its twenty pillars and their twenty sockets shall be 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 of a hundred cubits long, and its twenty pillars and their twenty sockets 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 of one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.
15 And on the other side shall be hangings fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.
16 And for the gate of the court shall be a hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework: and their pillars shall be four, and their sockets four.
17 All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver, and their sockets of brass.
18 The length of the court shall be a hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty everywhere, and the height five cubits of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass.
19 All the vessels of the tabernacle in all its service, and all its pins, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass.
20 And you shall command the children of Israel, that they bring you pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.
21 In the tabernacle of the congregation outside the veil, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before YHWH: it shall be a statute for ever to their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.

Chapter 28

1 And take to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister to me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
2 And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother for glory and for beauty.
3 And you shall speak to all who are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister to 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 broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, and his sons, that he may minister to me in the priest's office.
5 And they shall take gold, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen.
6 And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and of purple, of scarlet, and fine twined linen, with thoughtful work.
7 It shall have the two shoulder pieces joined at its two edges; and so it shall be joined together.
8 And the curious girdle of the ephod, which is upon it, shall be of the same, according to its work; even of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
9 And you shall take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the children of Israel:
10 Six of their names on one stone, and the other six names of the rest on the other stone, according to their birth.
11 With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shall you engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel: you shall make them to be set in settings of gold.
12 And you shall put the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod for stones of memorial to the children of Israel: and Aaron shall bear their names before YHWH upon his two shoulders for a memorial.
13 And you shall make settings of gold;
14 And two chains of pure gold at the ends; you shall make them of wreathen work, and fasten the wreathen chains to the settings.
15 And you shall make the breastplate of judgment with thoughtful work; after the work of the ephod you shall make it; of gold, of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine twined linen, you shall make it.
16 Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span shall be its length, and a span shall be its breadth.
17 And you shall set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row.
18 And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond.
19 And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.
20 And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their enclosings.
21 And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes.
22 And you shall make upon the breastplate chains at the ends of wreathen work of pure gold.
23 And you shall make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and shall put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
24 And you shall put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings which are on the ends of the breastplate.
25 And the other two ends of the two wreathen chains you shall fasten in the two ouches, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod before it.
26 And you shall make two rings of gold, and you shall put them upon the two ends of the breastplate in its border, which is in the side of the ephod inward.
27 And two other rings of gold you shall make, and shall put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward its front part, over against its other coupling, above the curious girdle of the ephod.
28 And they shall bind the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the curious girdle 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 goes in to the holy place, for a memorial before YHWH continually.
30 And you shall put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when he goes in before YHWH: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before YHWH continually.
31 And you shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue.
32 And there shall be a hole in the top of it, in its midst: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of a habergeon, that it be not rent.
33 And beneath upon the hem of it you shall make pomegranates of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about its hem; and bells of gold between them round about:
34 A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe round about.
35 And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and his sound shall be heard when he goes in to the holy place before YHWH, and when he comes out, that he die not.
36 And you shall make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO YHWH.
37 And you shall put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be.
38 And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before YHWH.
39 And you shall embroider the coat of fine linen, and you shall make the mitre of fine linen, and you shall make the girdle of needlework.
40 And for Aaron's sons you shall make coats, and you shall make for them girdles, and you shall make caps for them, for glory and for beauty.
41 And you shall put them upon Aaron your brother, and his sons with him; and shall anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister to me in the priest's office.
42 And you shall make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even to the thighs they shall reach:
43 And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in to the tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come near to the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute for ever to him and his seed after him.

Chapter 29

1 And this is the thing that you shall do to them to hallow them, to minister to me in the priest's office: Take one young bullock, and two rams without blemish,
2 And unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened tempered with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil: you shall make them of wheat flour.
3 And you shall put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the bullock and the two rams.
4 And Aaron and his sons you shall bring to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall wash them with water.
5 And you shall take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle of the ephod:
6 And you shall put the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre.
7 Then you shall take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.
8 And you shall bring his sons, and put coats upon them.
9 And you shall gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them: and the priest's office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and you shall consecrate Aaron and his sons.
10 And you shall cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the bullock.
11 And you shall kill the bullock before YHWH, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
12 And you shall take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon the horns of the altar with your finger, and pour all the blood beside the bottom of the altar.
13 And you shall take all the fat that covers the inwards, and the caul that is above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and burn them upon the altar.
14 But the flesh of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung, you shall burn with fire outside the camp: it is a sin offering.
15 You shall also take one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram.
16 And you shall slay the ram, and you shall take his blood, and sprinkle it round about upon the altar.
17 And you shall cut the ram in pieces, and wash the inwards of him, and his legs, and put them to his pieces, and to his head.
18 And you shall burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering to YHWH: it is a sweet savour, an offering made by fire to YHWH.
19 And you shall take the other ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram.
20 Then you shall kill the ram, and take of his blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.
21 And you shall take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him.
22 Also you shall take of the ram the fat and the rump, and the fat that covers the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right shoulder; 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 the unleavened bread that is before YHWH:
24 And you shall put all in the hands of Aaron, and in the hands of his sons; and shall wave them for a wave offering before YHWH.
25 And you shall receive them of their hands, and burn them upon the altar for a burnt offering, for a sweet savour before YHWH: it is an offering made by fire to YHWH.
26 And you shall take the breast of the ram of Aaron's consecration, and wave it for a wave offering before YHWH: and it shall be your part.
27 And you shall sanctify the breast of the wave offering, and the shoulder of the heave offering, which is waved, and which is heaved up, of the ram of the consecration, even of that which is for Aaron, and of that which is for his sons:
28 And it shall be Aaron's and his sons' by a statute for ever from the children of Israel: for it is a heave offering: and it shall be a heave offering from the children of Israel of the sacrifice of their peace offerings, even their heave offering to YHWH.
29 And the holy garments of Aaron shall be his sons' after him, to be anointed in them, and to be consecrated in them.
30 And that son that is priest in his stead shall put them on seven days, when he comes into the tabernacle of the congregation to minister in the holy place.
31 And you shall take the ram of the consecration, and seethe his flesh in the holy place.
32 And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
33 And they shall eat those things wherewith the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them: but a stranger shall not eat of it, because they are holy.
34 And if any of the flesh of the consecrations, or of the bread, remain to the morning, then you shall burn the remainder with fire: it shall not be eaten, because it is holy.
35 And thus you shall do to Aaron, and to his sons, according to all things which I have commanded you: seven days you shall consecrate them.
36 And you shall offer every day a bullock for a sin offering for atonement: and you shall cleanse the altar, when you have made an atonement for it, and you shall anoint it, to sanctify it.
37 Seven days you shall make an atonement for the altar, and sanctify it; and it shall be an altar most holy: whatsoever touches the altar shall be holy.
38 Now this is that which you shall offer upon the altar; two lambs of the first year day by day continually.
39 The one lamb you shall offer in the morning; and the other lamb you shall offer at even:
40 And with the one lamb a tenth deal of 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 you shall offer at even, and shall do thereto according to the meat offering of the morning, and according to the drink offering, for a sweet savour, an offering made by fire to YHWH.
42 This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before YHWH: where I will meet you, to speak there to you.
43 And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by my glory.
44 And I will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar: I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons, to minister to me in the priest's office.
45 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their Elohim.
46 And they shall know that I am YHWH their Elohim, who brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am YHWH their Elohim.

Chapter 30

1 And you shall make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim wood you shall make it.
2 A cubit shall be its length, and a cubit its breadth; it shall be square: and two cubits shall be its height: its horns shall be of the same.
3 And you shall overlay it with pure gold, its top, and its sides round about, and its horns; and you shall make to it a crown of gold round about.
4 And two golden rings you shall make to it under the crown of it, by its two corners, upon the two sides of it shall you make it; and they shall be for places for the staves to bear it withal.
5 And you shall make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.
6 And you shall put it before the veil that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where I will meet with you.
7 And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he dresses the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
8 And when Aaron lights the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before YHWH throughout your generations.
9 You shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall you pour drink offering thereon.
10 And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy to YHWH.
11 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
12 When you take the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man an offering for his soul to YHWH, when you number them; that there be no plague among them, when you number them.
13 This they shall give, every one who passes among those who are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) a half shekel shall be the offering of YHWH.
14 Every one that passes among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering to YHWH.
15 The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering to YHWH, to make an atonement for your souls.
16 And you shall take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and shall appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may be a memorial to the children of Israel before YHWH, to make an atonement for your souls.
17 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
18 You shall also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal: and you shall put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and you shall put water in it.
19 For Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat:
20 When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire to YHWH:
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 YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
23 Take also to you principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,
24 And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil olive a hin:
25 And you shall make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the are of the apothecary: it shall be a holy anointing oil.
26 And you shall anoint the tabernacle of the congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony,
27 And the table and all his vessels, and the candlestick and its vessels, and the altar of incense,
28 And the altar of burnt offering with all its vessels, and the laver and its foot.
29 And you shall sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatsoever touches them shall be holy.
30 And you shall anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister to me in the priest's office.
31 And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, This shall be a holy anointing oil to me throughout your generations.
32 It shall not be used on people, neither shall you make any other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be holy to you.
33 Whosoever compounds any like it, or whosoever puts any of it upon a stranger, shall even be cut off from his people.
34 And YHWH said to Moses, Take sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight:
35 And you shall make it a perfume, a confection after the are of the apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy:
36 And you shall beat some of it very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with you: it shall be to you most holy.
37 And as for the perfume which you shall make, you shall not make to yourselves according to its composition: it shall be to you holy for YHWH.
38 Whosoever shall make like to that, to smell like it, shall even be cut off from his people.

Chapter 31

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:
3 And I have filled him with the spirit of Elohim, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
4 To devise thoughtful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
5 And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.
6 And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all who are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded you;
7 The tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the tabernacle,
8 And the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all its furniture, and the altar of incense,
9 And the altar of burnt offering with all its furniture, and the laver and its foot,
10 And the cloths of service, 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 sweet incense for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded you shall they do.
12 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
13 Speak also to the children of Israel, saying, Truly my sabbaths you shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am YHWH who sanctifies you.
14 You shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy to you: every one who defiles it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever does any work in it, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
15 Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to YHWH: whosoever does 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 YHWH made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
18 And he gave to Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of Elohim.

Chapter 32

1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron, and said to him, Up, make us elohim, who shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what is become of him.
2 And Aaron said to them, Break off the golden ear-rings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them to me.
3 And all the people broke off the golden ear-rings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron.
4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be your elohim, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, Tomorrow is a feast to YHWH.
6 And they rose up early on the next day, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
7 And YHWH said to Moses, Go, get down; for your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves:
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 to it, and said, These be your elohim, O Israel, who have brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
9 And YHWH said to 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 you a great nation.
11 And Moses besought YHWH his Elohim, and said, YHWH, why does your wrath wax hot against your people, whom you have brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?
12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from your fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against your people.
13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said to them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of I will give to your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever.
14 And YHWH repented of the evil which he thought to do to his people.
15 And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables 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 Elohim, and the writing was the writing of Elohim, graven upon the tables.
17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.
18 And he said, It is not the voice of those who shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of those who cry for being overcome: but the noise of those who sing do I hear.
19 And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh to 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 in the fire, and ground it to powder, and cast it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.
21 And Moses said to Aaron, What did this people to you, that you have brought so great a sin upon them?
22 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: you know the people, that they are set on mischief.
23 For they said to me, Make us elohim, who shall go before us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what is become of him.
24 And I said to them, Whosoever has any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.
25 And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked to their shame among their enemies:)
26 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on YHWH's side? let him come to me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.
27 And he said to them, Thus said YHWH Elohim of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out 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 children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
29 For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves today to YHWH, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.
30 And it came to pass on the next day, that Moses said to the people, You have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up to YHWH; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.
31 And Moses returned to YHWH, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them elohim of gold.
32 Yet now, if you will forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray you, out of your book which you have written.
33 And YHWH said to Moses, Whosoever has sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.
34 Therefore now go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you: behold, my Angel shall go before you: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.
35 And YHWH plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.

Chapter 33

1 And YHWH said to Moses, Depart, and go up hence, you and the people whom you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, to the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, To your seed I will give it:
2 And I will send an angel before you; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite:
3 To a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of you; for you are a stiffnecked people: lest I consume you in the way.
4 And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments.
5 For YHWH had said to Moses, Say to the children of Israel, You are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of you in a moment, and consume you: therefore now put off your ornaments from you, that I may know what to do to you.
6 And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb.
7 And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it outside the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one who sought YHWH went out to the tabernacle of the congregation, which was outside the camp.
8 And it came to pass, when Moses went out to the tabernacle, that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle.
9 And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and YHWH talked with Moses.
10 And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door.
11 And YHWH spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart out of the tabernacle.
12 And Moses said to YHWH, See, you say to me, Bring up this people: and you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, I know you by name, and you have also found grace in my sight.
13 Now therefore, I pray you, if I have found grace in your sight, show me now your way, that I may know you, that I may find grace in your sight: and consider that this nation is your people.
14 And he said, My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.
15 And he said to him, If your presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.
16 For how shall it be known here that I and your people have found grace in your sight? is it not in that you go with us? so shall we be separated, I and your people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
17 And YHWH said to Moses, I will do this thing also that you have spoken: for you have found grace in my sight, and I know you by name.
18 And he said, I beseech you, show me your glory.
19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of YHWH before you; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.
20 And he said, You can not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
21 And YHWH said, Behold, there is a place by me, and you shall stand upon a rock:
22 And it shall come to pass, while my glory passes by, that I will put you in a clift of the rock, and will cover you with my hand while I pass by:
23 And I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

Chapter 34

1 And YHWH said to Moses, Hew two tables of stone like the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which you broke.
2 And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning to mount Sinai, and present yourself there to me in the top of the mount.
3 And no man shall come up with you, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount.
4 And he hewed two tables of stone like to the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up to mount Sinai, as YHWH had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone.
5 And YHWH descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of YHWH.
6 And YHWH passed by before him, and proclaimed, YHWH, YHWH El, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, to the third and to 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 your sight, Adonai, let Adonai, I pray you, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.
10 And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all your people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among whom you are shall see the work of YHWH: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with you.
11 Observe that which I command you this day: behold, I drive out before you the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite.
12 Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you:
13 But you shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:
14 For you shall worship no other el: for YHWH, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous El:
15 Lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their elohim, and do sacrifice to their elohim, and one call you, and you eat of his sacrifice;
16 And you take of their daughters to your sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their elohim, and make your sons go a whoring after their elohim.
17 You shall make no molten elohim.
18 You shall keep the festival of unleavened bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, in the time of the month Abib: for in the month Abib you came out from Egypt.
19 All the firstborn are mine; and every firstling among your cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is male.
20 But the firstling of an ass you shall redeem with a lamb: and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And none shall appear before me empty.
21 Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest: in earing time and in harvest you shall rest.
22 And you shall observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.
23 Three times in the year shall all your menchildren appear before Adon YHWH, the Elohim of Israel.
24 For I will cast out the nations before you, and enlarge your borders: neither shall any man desire your land, when you shall go up to appear before YHWH your Elohim thrice in the year.
25 You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left until the morning.
26 The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring to the house of YHWH your Elohim. You shall not seethe a kid in its mother's milk.
27 And YHWH said to Moses, Write you these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.
28 And he was there with YHWH forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat food, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.
30 And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.
31 And Moses called to them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned to him: and Moses talked with them.
32 And afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: and he gave them in commandment all that YHWH had spoken with him in mount Sinai.
33 And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.
34 But when Moses went in before YHWH to speak with him, he took the veil off, until he came out. And he came out, and spoke to 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 shone: and Moses put the veil upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

Chapter 35

1 And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said to them, These are the words which YHWH has commanded, that you 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 rest to YHWH: whosoever does work in it shall be put to death.
3 You shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.
4 And Moses spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which YHWH commanded, saying,
5 Take from among you an offering to YHWH: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of YHWH; 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 badgers' skins, and shittim wood,
8 And oil for the light, and spices for 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 every wise hearted among you shall come, and make all that YHWH has commanded;
11 The tabernacle, its tent, and its covering, its taches, and its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets,
12 The ark, and its staves, with the mercy seat, and the veil of the covering,
13 The table, and its staves, and all its vessels, and the showbread,
14 The candlestick also for the light, and its furniture, and its lamps, with the oil for the light,
15 And the incense altar, and its staves, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the door at the entering in of the tabernacle,
16 The altar of burnt offering, with its brazen grate, its staves, and all its vessels, the laver and its foot,
17 The hangings of the court, its pillars, and their sockets, and the hanging for the door of the court,
18 The pins of the tabernacle, and the pins of the court, and their cords,
19 The cloths of service, to do service 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 up, and every one whose spirit made willing, and they brought YHWH's offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all its service, and for the holy garments.
22 And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and ear-rings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and every one who offered offered an offering of gold to YHWH.
23 And every man, with whom was found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, and red skins of rams, and badgers' skins, brought them.
24 Every one who offered an offering of silver and brass brought YHWH's offering: and every man, with whom was found shittim wood for any work of the service, brought it.
25 And all the women who were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen.
26 And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats' hair.
27 And the rulers brought onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate;
28 And spice, and oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense.
29 The children of Israel brought a willing offering to YHWH, every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for all manner of work, which YHWH had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses.
30 And Moses said to the children of Israel, See, YHWH has called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;
31 And he has filled him with the spirit of Elohim, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;
32 And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
33 And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood, to make any manner of thoughtful work.
34 And he has put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.
35 Them has he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the thoughtful workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise thoughtful work.

Chapter 36

1 Then Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom YHWH put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that YHWH had commanded, began work.
2 And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart YHWH had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come to 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, to make it withal. And they brought yet to him free offerings every morning.
4 And all the wise men, who wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they made;
5 And they spoke to Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which YHWH 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 those who wrought the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of thoughtful work he made them.
9 The length of one curtain was twenty and eight cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: the curtains were all of one size.
10 And he coupled the five curtains one to another: and the other five curtains he coupled one to another.
11 And he made loops of blue on the edge of one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling: likewise he made in the uttermost side of another curtain, in the coupling of the second.
12 Fifty loops made he in one curtain, and fifty loops made he in the edge of the curtain which was in the coupling of the second: the loops held one curtain to another.
13 And he made fifty taches of gold, and coupled the curtains one to another with the taches: so it became one tabernacle.
14 And he made curtains of goats' hair for the tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains he made them.
15 The length of one curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits was the breadth of one curtain: the eleven curtains were of one size.
16 And he coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves.
17 And he made fifty loops upon the uttermost edge of the curtain in the coupling, and fifty loops made he upon the edge of the curtain which couples the second.
18 And he made fifty taches 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 badgers' skins above that.
20 And he made boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood, standing up.
21 The length of a board was ten cubits, and the breadth of a board one cubit and a half.
22 One board had two tenons, equally distant one from another: thus did he make for all the boards of the tabernacle.
23 And he made boards for the tabernacle; twenty boards for the south side southward:
24 And forty sockets of silver he made under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two tenons.
25 And for the other side of the tabernacle, which is toward the north corner, 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 sides of the tabernacle westward he made six boards.
28 And two boards made he for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.
29 And they were coupled beneath, and coupled together at its head, to one ring: thus he did to both of them in both the corners.
30 And there were eight boards; and their sockets were sixteen sockets of silver, under every board two sockets.
31 And he made bars of shittim 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 sides westward.
33 And he made the middle bar to shoot through the boards from the one end to the other.
34 And he overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings of gold to be places for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.
35 And he made a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubims made he it of thoughtful work.
36 And he made thereunto four pillars of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were of gold; and he cast for them four sockets of silver.
37 And he made a hanging for the tabernacle door of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of needlework;
38 And the five pillars of it with their hooks: and he overlaid their chapiters and their fillets with gold: but their five sockets were of brass.

Chapter 37

1 And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim 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, to be set by the four corners of it; even two rings upon the one side of it, and two rings upon the other side of it.
4 And he made staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold.
5 And he put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, to bear the ark.
6 And he made the mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half was its length, and one cubit and a half its breadth.
7 And he made two cherubims of gold, beaten out of one piece made he them, on the two ends of the mercy seat;
8 One cherub on the end on this side, and another cherub on the other end on that side: out of the mercy seat made he the cherubims on its two ends.
9 And the cherubims spread out their wings on high, and covered with their wings over the mercy seat, with their faces one to another; even towards the mercy seat were the faces of the cherubims.
10 And he made the table of shittim wood: two cubits was its length, and a cubit its breadth, and a cubit and a half its height:
11 And he overlaid it with pure gold, and made thereunto a crown of gold round about.
12 Also he made thereunto a border of a handbreadth round about; and made a crown of gold for its border round about.
13 And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings upon the four corners that were in its four feet.
14 Over against the border were the rings, the places for the staves to bear the table.
15 And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold, to bear the table.
16 And he made the vessels which were upon the table, its dishes, and its spoons, and its bowls, and its covers to cover withal, of pure gold.
17 And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he the candlestick; its shaft, and its branch, its bowls, its knops, and its flowers, were of the same:
18 And six branches going out of its sides; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side:
19 Three bowls made after the fashion of almonds in one branch, a knop and a flower; and three bowls made like almonds in another branch, a knop and a flower: so throughout the six branches going out of the candlestick.
20 And in the candlestick were four bowls made like almonds, its knops, and its flowers:
21 And 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 going out of it.
22 Their knops and their branches were of the same: all of it was one beaten work of pure gold.
23 And he made its seven lamps, and its snuffers, and its snuffdishes, of pure gold.
24 Of a talent of pure gold made he it, and all its vessels.
25 And he made the incense altar of shittim wood: the length of it was a cubit, and the breadth of it a cubit; it was foursquare; and two cubits was the height of it; its horns were of the same.
26 And he overlaid it with pure gold, both the top, and the sides round about, and its horns: also he made to it a crown of gold round about.
27 And he made two rings of gold for it under its crown, by its two corners, upon its two sides, to be places for the staves to bear it withal.
28 And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold.
29 And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the apothecary.

Chapter 38

1 And he made the altar of burnt offering of shittim wood: five cubits was its length, and five cubits its breadth; it was foursquare; and three cubits its height.
2 And he made the horns on the four corners; the horns were of the same: and he overlaid it with brass.
3 And he made all the vessels of the altar, the pots, and the shovels, and the basins, and the fleshhooks, and the firepans: all the vessels made he of brass.
4 And he made for the altar a brazen grate of network under the compass beneath to its midst.
5 And he cast four rings for the four ends of the grate of brass, to be places for the staves.
6 And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with brass.
7 And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the altar, to bear it withal; he made the altar hollow with boards.
8 And he made the laver of brass, and the foot of it of brass, of the looking glasses of the women assembling, who assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
9 And he made the court: on the south side southward the hangings of the court were of fine twined linen, a hundred cubits:
10 Their pillars were twenty, and their brazen sockets twenty; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.
11 And for the north side the hangings were a hundred cubits, their pillars were twenty, and their sockets of brass twenty; 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 of the one side of the gate were fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three.
15 And for the other side of the court gate, on this hand and that hand, 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 chapiters of silver; and all the pillars of the court were filleted with silver.
18 And the hanging for the gate of the court was needlework, 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 of brass four; their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their chapiters and their fillets of silver.
20 And all the pins of the tabernacle, and of the court round about, were of brass.
21 This is the sum of the tabernacle, even of the tabernacle of testimony, as it was counted, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, son to Aaron the priest.
22 And Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that YHWH commanded Moses.
23 And with him was Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a thoughtful workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine linen.
24 All the gold that was occupied for the work in all the work of the holy place, even the gold of the offering, was twenty nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary.
25 And the silver of those who were numbered of the congregation was a hundred talents, and one thousand seven hundred and seventy five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary:
26 A bekah for every man, that is, half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for every one who went to be numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty men.
27 And of the hundred talents of silver were cast the sockets of the sanctuary, and the sockets of the veil; a hundred sockets of the hundred talents, a talent for a socket.
28 And of the one thousand seven hundred and seventy five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their chapiters, and filleted them.
29 And the brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand four hundred shekels.
30 And therewith he made the sockets to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the brazen altar, and the brazen grate for it, and all the vessels of the altar,
31 And the sockets of the court round about, and the sockets of the court gate, and all the pins of the tabernacle, and all the pins of the court round about.

Chapter 39

1 And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made cloths of service, to do service in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as YHWH 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 wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, with thoughtful work.
4 They made shoulderpieces for it, to couple it together: by the two edges was it coupled together.
5 And the curious girdle of his ephod, that was upon it, was of the same, according to its work; of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen; as YHWH commanded Moses.
6 And they wrought onyx stones enclosed in settings of gold, graven, as signets are graven, with the names of the children of Israel.
7 And he put them on the shoulders of the ephod, that they should be stones for a memorial to the children of Israel; as YHWH commanded Moses.
8 And he made the breastplate of thoughtful work, like the work of the ephod; of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
9 It was foursquare; they made the breastplate double: a span was its length, and a span its breadth, being doubled.
10 And they set in it four rows of stones: the first row was a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this was the first row.
11 And the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond.
12 And the third row, a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.
13 And the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: they were enclosed in ouches of gold in their enclosings.
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 with his name, according to the twelve tribes.
15 And they made upon the breastplate chains at the ends, of wreathen work of pure gold.
16 And they made two settings of gold, and two gold rings; and put the two rings in the two ends of the breastplate.
17 And they put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings on the ends of the breastplate.
18 And the two ends of the two wreathen chains they fastened in the two settings and put them on the shoulderpieces of the ephod, before it.
19 And they made two rings of gold, and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, upon the border of it, which was on the side of the ephod inward.
20 And they made two other golden rings, and put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the front part of it, over against the other coupling, above the curious girdle of the ephod.
21 And they did bind the breastplate by its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod; as YHWH commanded Moses.
22 And he made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue.
23 And there was a hole in the midst of the robe, as the hole of a habergeon, with a band round about the hole, that it should not rend.
24 And they made upon the hems 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 hem of the robe, round about between the pomegranates;
26 A bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, round about the hem of the robe to minister in; as YHWH commanded Moses.
27 And they made coats of fine linen of woven work for Aaron, and for his sons,
28 And a mitre of fine linen, and goodly bonnets of fine linen, and linen breeches of fine twined linen,
29 And a girdle of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, of needlework; as YHWH commanded Moses.
30 And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote upon it a writing, like to the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO YHWH.
31 And they tied to it a lace of blue, to fasten it on high upon the mitre; as YHWH commanded Moses.
32 Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation finished: and the children of Israel did according to all that YHWH commanded Moses, so did they.
33 And they brought the tabernacle to Moses, the tent, and all its furniture, its taches, its boards, its bars, and its pillars, and its sockets,
34 And the covering of rams' skins dyed red, and the covering of badgers' skins, and the veil of the covering,
35 The ark of the testimony, and its staves, and the mercy seat,
36 The table, and all its vessels, and the showbread,
37 The pure candlestick, with the lamps, even with the lamps to be set in order, and all the vessels, and the oil for light,
38 And the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the tabernacle door,
39 The brazen altar, and its grate of brass, its staves, and all its vessels, the laver and its foot,
40 The hangings of the court, its pillars, and its sockets, and the hanging for the court gate, its cords, and its pins, and all the vessels of the service of the tabernacle, for the tent of the congregation,
41 The cloths of service to do service in the holy place, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and his sons' garments, to minister in the priest's office.
42 According to all that YHWH commanded Moses, so the children of Israel made all the work.
43 And Moses did look upon all the work, and, behold, they had done it as YHWH had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them.

Chapter 40

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 On the first day of the first month you shall set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.
3 And you shall put in it the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the veil.
4 And you shall bring in the table, and set in order the things that are to be set in order upon it; and you shall bring in the candlestick, and light its lamps.
5 And you shall set the altar of gold for the incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the hanging of the door to the tabernacle.
6 And you shall set the altar of the burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.
7 And you shall set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and shall put water in it.
8 And you shall set up the court round about, and hang up the hanging at the court gate.
9 And you shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is in it, and shall hallow it, and all its vessels: and it shall be holy.
10 And you shall anoint the altar of the burnt offering, and all its vessels, and sanctify the altar: and it shall be an altar most holy.
11 And you shall anoint the laver and its foot, and sanctify it.
12 And you shall bring Aaron and his sons to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water.
13 And you shall put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister to me in the priest's office.
14 And you shall bring his sons, and clothe them with coats:
15 And you shall anoint them, as you did anoint their father, that they may minister to me in the priest's office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.
16 Moses did so: according to all that YHWH commanded him, so he did.
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 fastened its sockets, and set up the boards, and put in the bars, and reared up its pillars.
19 And he spread abroad the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent above upon it; as YHWH commanded Moses.
20 And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above upon the ark:
21 And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of the covering, and covered the ark of the testimony; as YHWH commanded Moses.
22 And he put the table in the tent of the congregation, upon the side of the tabernacle northward, outside the veil.
23 And he set the bread in order upon it before YHWH; as YHWH had commanded Moses.
24 And he put the candlestick in the tent of the congregation, over against the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward.
25 And he lighted the lamps before YHWH; as YHWH commanded Moses.
26 And he put the golden altar in the tent of the congregation before the veil:
27 And he burnt sweet incense thereon; as YHWH commanded Moses.
28 And he set up the hanging at the door of the tabernacle.
29 And he put the altar of burnt offering by the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation, and offered upon it the burnt offering and the meat offering; as YHWH commanded Moses.
30 And he set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and put water there, to wash withal.
31 And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet thereat:
32 When they went into the tent of the congregation, and when they came near to the altar, they washed; as YHWH commanded Moses.
33 And he reared up the court round about the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the hanging of the court gate. So Moses finished the work.
34 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of YHWH filled the tabernacle.
35 And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of YHWH filled the tabernacle.
36 And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys:
37 But if the cloud were not taken up, then they did not move till the day that it was taken up.
38 For the cloud of YHWH was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.

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Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 25 Chapter 26 Chapter 27

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Chapter 1

1 And YHWH summoned Moses, and spoke to him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, If any man of you bring an offering to YHWH, you shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.
3 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before YHWH.
4 And he shall put 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 YHWH: and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall bring the blood, and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
6 And he shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into pieces.
7 And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in order upon the fire:
8 And the priests, Aaron's sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat, 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 in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour to YHWH.
10 And if his offering be of the flocks, namely, of the sheep, or of the goats, for a burnt sacrifice; he shall bring it a male without blemish.
11 And he shall kill it on the side of the altar northward before YHWH: and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall sprinkle its blood round about upon the altar.
12 And he shall cut it into pieces, with its head and its fat: and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar:
13 But he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water: and the priest shall bring it all, and burn it upon the altar: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour to YHWH.
14 And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to YHWH be of birds, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.
15 And the priest shall bring it to the altar, and wring off his head, and burn it on the altar; and its blood shall be wrung out at the side of the altar:
16 And he shall pluck away its crop with its feathers, and cast it beside the altar on the east part, by the place of the ashes:
17 And he shall cleave it with its wings, but shall not divide it asunder: and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour to YHWH.

Chapter 2

1 And when any will offer a voluntary offering to YHWH, 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 his handful of the flour, and of the oil, with all the frankincense; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour to YHWH:
3 And the remnant of the voluntary offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most holy of the offerings of YHWH made by fire.
4 And if you bring an oblation of a voluntary offering baked in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.
5 And if your oblation be a voluntary offering baked in a pan, it shall be of fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil.
6 You shall part it in pieces, and pour oil thereon: it is a voluntary offering.
7 And if your oblation be a voluntary offering baked in the fryingpan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil.
8 And you shall bring the voluntary offering that is made of these things to YHWH: and when it is presented to the priest, he shall bring it to the altar.
9 And the priest shall take from the voluntary offering a memorial, and shall burn it upon the altar: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour to YHWH.
10 And that which is left of the voluntary offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most holy of the offerings of YHWH made by fire.
11 No voluntary offering, which you shall bring to YHWH, shall be made with leaven: for you shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in any offering of YHWH made by fire.
12 As for the oblation of the firstfruits, you shall offer them to YHWH: but they shall not be burnt on the altar for a sweet savour.
13 And every oblation of your voluntary offering you shall season with salt; neither shall you suffer the salt of the covenant of your Elohim to be lacking from your voluntary offering: with all your offerings you shall offer salt.
14 And if you offer a voluntary offering of your firstfruits to YHWH, you shall offer for the voluntary offering of your firstfruits green ears of grain dried by the fire, even grain beaten out of full ears.
15 And you shall put oil upon it, and lay frankincense thereon: it is a voluntary offering.
16 And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the beaten grain, and part of the oil, with all the frankincense: it is an offering made by fire to YHWH.

Chapter 3

1 And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of the herd; whether it be a male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before YHWH.
2 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.
3 And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire to YHWH; he shall take away the fat that covers 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 flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys.
5 And Aaron's sons shall burn it on the altar upon the burnt sacrifice, which is upon the wood that is on the fire: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour to YHWH.
6 And if his offering for a sacrifice of peace offering to YHWH be of the flock; male or female, he shall offer it without blemish.
7 If he offer a lamb for his offering, then he shall offer it before YHWH.
8 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron's sons shall sprinkle its blood round about upon the altar.
9 And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire to YHWH; the fat, and the whole rump, he shall take it off hard by the backbone; and he shall take away the fat that covers 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 flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys.
11 And the priest shall burn it upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire to YHWH.
12 And if his offering be a goat, then he shall offer it before YHWH.
13 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before the tabernacle of the congregation: and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle its blood upon the altar round about.
14 And he shall offer from it his offering, even an offering made by fire to YHWH; he shall take away the fat that covers 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 flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys.
16 And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savour: all the fat is YHWH's.
17 It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that you eat neither fat nor blood.

Chapter 4

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of YHWH concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall sin against any of them:
3 If the priest who is anointed sins according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he has sinned, a young bullock without blemish to YHWH for a sin offering.
4 And he shall bring the bullock to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before YHWH; and shall lay his hand upon the bullock's head, and kill the bullock before YHWH.
5 And the priest who is anointed shall take of the bullock's blood, and bring it to the tabernacle of the congregation:
6 And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before YHWH, before the veil of the sanctuary.
7 And the priest shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar of sweet incense before YHWH, which is in the tabernacle of the congregation; and shall pour all the blood of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
8 And he shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for the sin offering; the fat that covers 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 flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys. He shall take it away.
10 As it was taken off from the bullock of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest shall burn them upon the altar of the burnt offering.
11 And 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 outside the camp to a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on the wood with fire: it shall be burnt where the ashes are poured out.
13 And if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done somewhat against any of the commandments of YHWH concerning things which should not be done, and are guilty;
14 When the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the congregation shall offer a young bullock for the sin, and bring it before the tabernacle of the congregation.
15 And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock before YHWH: and the bullock shall be killed before YHWH.
16 And the priest who is anointed shall bring of the bullock's blood to the tabernacle of the congregation:
17 And the priest shall dip his finger in some of the blood, and sprinkle it seven times before YHWH, even before the veil.
18 And he shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar which is before YHWH, that is in the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall pour out all the blood at the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
19 And he shall take all its fat from him, and burn it upon the altar.
20 And he shall do with the bullock as he did with the bullock for a sin offering, so shall he do with this: and the priest shall make an atonement for them, and it shall be forgiven them.
21 And he shall carry forth the bullock outside the camp, and burn it as he burned the first bullock: it is a sin offering for the congregation.
22 When a ruler has sinned, and done somewhat through ignorance against any of the commandments of YHWH his Elohim concerning things which should not be done, and is guilty;
23 Or if his sin, wherein he has sinned, come to his knowledge; he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, 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 YHWH: 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 shall pour out its blood at the bottom of the altar of burnt offering.
26 And he shall burn all its fat upon the altar, as the fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest shall make an atonement for him as concerning his sin, and it shall be forgiven him.
27 And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he does somewhat against any of the commandments of YHWH concerning things which ought not to be done, and be guilty;
28 Or if his sin, which he has sinned, come to his knowledge: then he shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish, for his sin which he has sinned.
29 And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and slay the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering.
30 And the priest shall take of its blood with his finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour out all its blood at the bottom of the altar.
31 And he shall take away all its fat, as the fat is taken away from off the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour to YHWH; and the priest shall make an atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him.
32 And if he bring a lamb 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 slay 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 shall pour out all its blood at the bottom of the altar:
35 And he shall take away all its fat, as the fat of the lamb is taken away from the sacrifice of the peace offerings; and the priest shall burn them upon the altar, according to the offerings made by fire to YHWH: and the priest shall make an atonement for his sin that he has committed, and it shall be forgiven him.

Chapter 5

1 And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he has seen or known of it; if he does not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity.
2 Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty.
3 Or if he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever uncleanness it be that a man shall be defiled with, and it be hid from him; when he knows of it, then he shall be guilty.
4 Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knows of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.
5 And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he has sinned in that thing:
6 And he shall bring his trespass offering to YHWH for his sin which he has sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin.
7 And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he has committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, to YHWH; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.
8 And he shall bring them to the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off his head from his 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 wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering.
10 And he shall offer the second for a burnt offering, according to the manner: and the priest shall make an atonement for him for his sin which he has sinned, and it shall be forgiven him.
11 But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he who sinned shall bring for his offering 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 Then shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it, even a memorial, and burn it on the altar, according to the offerings made by fire to YHWH: it is a sin offering.
13 And the priest shall make an atonement for him as touching his sin that he has sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him: and the remnant shall be the priest's, as a gift offering.
14 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
15 If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of YHWH; then he shall bring for his trespass to YHWH a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with your estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering:
16 And he shall make amends for the harm that he has done in the holy thing, and shall add the fifth part thereto, and give it to the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering, and it shall be forgiven him.
17 And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of YHWH; though he knew it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.
18 And he shall bring a ram without blemish out of the flock, with your estimation, for a trespass offering, to the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his ignorance wherein he erred and knew it not, and it shall be forgiven him.
19 It is a trespass offering: he has certainly trespassed against YHWH.

Chapter 6

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against YHWH, and lie to his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or has deceived his neighbour;
3 Or have found that which was lost, and lies concerning it, and swears falsely; in any of all these that a man does, thereby sinning:
4 Then it shall be, because he has sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he has deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,
5 Or all that about which he has sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more to it, and give it to him to whom it appertains, in the day of his trespass offering.
6 And he shall bring his trespass offering to YHWH, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with your estimation, for a trespass offering, to the priest:
7 And the priest shall make an atonement for him before YHWH: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he has done in trespassing.
8 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
9 Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering: It is the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night to the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be burning in it.
10 And the priest shall put on his linen garment and his linen breeches, and take up the ashes which the fire has consumed with the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.
11 And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes outside the camp to a clean place.
12 And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings.
13 The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.
14 And this is the law of the voluntary offering: the sons of Aaron shall offer it before YHWH, before the altar.
15 And he shall take of it his handful, of the flour of the voluntary offering, and of the oil, and all the frankincense which is upon the voluntary offering, and shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour, even the memorial of it, to YHWH.
16 And the remainder shall Aaron and his sons eat: it shall be eaten with unleavened bread in the holy place; they shall eat it in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation.
17 It shall not be baked with leaven. I have given it to them for their portion of my offerings made by fire; it is most holy, as is the sin offering, and as the trespass offering.
18 All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations concerning the offerings of YHWH made by fire: every one who touches them shall be holy.
19 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
20 This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer to YHWH in the day when he is anointed; the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a voluntary offering perpetual, half of it in the morning, and half at night.
21 In a pan it shall be made with oil; and when it is baked, you shall bring it in: and you shall offer the baked pieces of the voluntary offering for a sweet savour to YHWH.
22 And the priest of his sons who is anointed in his stead shall offer it: it is a statute for ever to YHWH; it shall be wholly burnt.
23 For every voluntary offering for the priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall not be eaten.
24 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
25 Speak to 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 YHWH: it is most holy.
26 The priest who offers it for sin shall eat it: in the holy place it shall be eaten, in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation.
27 Whatsoever shall touch its flesh shall be holy: and when there is sprinkled of its blood upon any garment, you shall wash that whereon it was sprinkled in the holy place.
28 But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken: and if it be sodden in a brazen pot, it shall be both scoured, and rinsed in water.
29 All the males among the priests shall eat of it: it is most holy.
30 And no sin offering, whereof any of the blood is brought into the tabernacle of the congregation to reconcile withal in the holy place, shall be eaten: it shall be burnt in the fire.

Chapter 7

1 Likewise this is the law of the trespass offering: it is most holy.
2 In the place where they kill the burnt offering they shall kill the trespass offering: and its blood shall be sprinkled round about upon the altar.
3 And he shall offer of it all the fat; the rump, and the fat that covers the inwards,
4 And the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the caul that is above the liver, with the kidneys, he shall take it away:
5 And the priest shall burn them upon the altar for an offering made by fire to YHWH: it is a trespass offering.
6 Every male among the priests shall eat of it: it shall be eaten in the holy place: it is most holy.
7 As the sin offering is, so is the trespass offering: there is one law for them: the priest who makes atonement therewith shall have it.
8 And the priest who offers any man's burnt offering, even the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt offering which he has offered.
9 And all the voluntary offering that is baked in the oven, and all that is dressed in the fryingpan, and in the pan, shall be the priest's who offers it.
10 And every voluntary offering, mingled with oil, and dry, shall all the sons of Aaron have, one as much as another.
11 And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer to YHWH.
12 If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried.
13 Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings.
14 And of it he shall offer one out of the whole oblation for a heave offering to YHWH, and it shall be the priest's who sprinkles the blood of the peace offerings.
15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning.
16 But if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow, or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offers his sacrifice: and on the next day also the remainder of it shall be eaten:
17 But the remainder 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 eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed to him who offers it: it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eats of it shall bear his iniquity.
19 And the flesh that touches any unclean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt with fire: and as for the flesh, all who be clean shall eat of it.
20 But the soul that eats of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, that pertain to YHWH, having his uncleanness upon him, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.
21 Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or any unclean beast, or any abominable unclean thing, and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which pertain to YHWH, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.
22 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
23 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, You shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat.
24 And the fat of the beast that dies of itself, and the fat of that which is torn with beasts, may be used in any other use: but you shall in no wise eat of it.
25 For whosoever eats the fat of the beast, of which men offer an offering made by fire to YHWH, even the soul that eats it shall be cut off from his people.
26 Moreover you shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of bird or of beast, in any of your dwellings.
27 Whatsoever soul it be that eats any manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.
28 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
29 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, he who offers the sacrifice of his peace offerings to YHWH shall bring his oblation to YHWH of the sacrifice of his peace offerings.
30 His own hands shall bring the offerings of YHWH made by fire, the fat with the breast shall he bring, that the breast may be waved for a wave offering before YHWH.
31 And the priest shall burn the fat upon the altar: but the breast shall be Aaron's and his sons'.
32 And you shall give the right shoulder to the priest for a heave offering of the sacrifices of your peace offerings.
33 He among the sons of Aaron, who offers the blood of the peace offerings, and the fat, shall have the right shoulder for his part.
34 For the wave breast and the heave shoulder have I taken of the children of Israel from off the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them to Aaron the priest and to his sons by a statute for ever from among the children of Israel.
35 This is the portion of the anointing of Aaron, and of the anointing of his sons, out of the offerings of YHWH made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister to YHWH in the priest's office;
36 Which YHWH commanded to be given to them of the children of Israel, in the day that he anointed them, by a statute for ever throughout their generations.
37 This is the law of the burnt offering, of the voluntary offering, and of the sin offering, and of the trespass offering, and of the consecrations, and of the sacrifice of the peace offerings;
38 Which YHWH commanded Moses in mount Sinai, in the day that he commanded the children of Israel to offer their oblations to YHWH, in the wilderness of Sinai.

Chapter 8

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin offering, and two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread;
3 And gather all the congregation together to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
4 And Moses did as YHWH commanded him; and the assembly was gathered together to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
5 And Moses said to the congregation, This is the thing which YHWH commanded to be done.
6 And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water.
7 And he put upon him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the curious girdle of the ephod, and bound it to him therewith.
8 And he put the breastplate upon him: also he put in the breastplate the Urim and the Thummim.
9 And he put the mitre upon his head; also upon the mitre, even upon his forefront, did he put the golden plate, the holy crown; as YHWH commanded Moses.
10 And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and sanctified them.
11 And he sprinkled some upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its vessels, both the laver and its foot, 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 put coats upon them, and girded them with girdles, and put head coverings upon them; as YHWH commanded Moses.
14 And he brought the bullock for the sin offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the bullock for the sin offering.
15 And he slew it; and Moses took the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured the blood at the bottom of the altar, and sanctified it, to make reconciliation upon it.
16 And he took all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and Moses burned it upon the altar.
17 But the bullock, and its hide, its flesh, and its dung, he burnt with fire outside the camp; as YHWH commanded Moses.
18 And he brought the ram for the burnt offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram.
19 And he killed it; and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about.
20 And he cut the ram into pieces; and Moses burnt the head, and the pieces, and the fat.
21 And he washed the inwards and the legs in water; and Moses burnt the whole ram upon the altar: it was a burnt sacrifice for a sweet savour, and an offering made by fire to YHWH; as YHWH commanded Moses.
22 And he brought the other ram, the ram of consecration: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram.
23 And he slew it; and Moses took of the blood of it, 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 he brought Aaron's sons, and Moses put of the blood upon the tip of their right ear, and upon the thumbs of their right hands, and upon the great toes of their right feet: and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about.
25 And he took the fat, and the rump, and all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and the right shoulder:
26 And out of the basket of unleavened bread, that was before YHWH, he took one unleavened cake, and a cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, and put them on the fat, and upon the right shoulder:
27 And he put all upon Aaron's hands, and upon his sons' hands, and waved them for a wave offering before YHWH.
28 And Moses took them from off their hands, and burnt them on the altar upon the burnt offering: they were consecrations for a sweet savour: it is an offering made by fire to YHWH.
29 And Moses took the breast, and waved it for a wave offering before YHWH: for of the ram of consecration it was Moses' part; as YHWH 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 to Aaron and to his sons, Boil the flesh at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and there eat it with the bread that is in the basket of consecrations, as I commanded, saying, Aaron and his sons shall eat it.
32 And that which remains of the flesh and of the bread you shall burn with fire.
33 And you shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven days, until the days of your consecration be at an end: for seven days he shall consecrate you.
34 As he has done this day, so YHWH has commanded to do, to make an atonement for you.
35 Therefore you shall abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of YHWH, that you do not die; for so I am commanded.
36 So Aaron and his sons did all things which YHWH commanded by the hand of Moses.

Chapter 9

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 to Aaron, Take a young calf for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering, without blemish, and offer them before YHWH.
3 And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, Take you a kid of the goats for a sin offering; and a calf and a lamb, both of the first year, without blemish, for a burnt offering;
4 Also a bullock and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before YHWH; and a meat offering mingled with oil: for today YHWH will appear to you.
5 And they brought that which Moses commanded before the tabernacle of the congregation: and all the congregation drew near and stood before YHWH.
6 And Moses said, This is the thing which YHWH commanded that you should do: and the glory of YHWH shall appear to you.
7 And Moses said to Aaron, Go to the altar, and offer your sin offering, and your burnt offering, and make an atonement for yourself, and for the people: and offer the offering of the people, and make an atonement for them; as YHWH commanded.
8 Aaron therefore went to the altar, and slew the calf of the sin offering, which was for himself.
9 And the sons of Aaron brought the blood to 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 bottom of the altar:
10 But the fat, and the kidneys, and the caul above the liver of the sin offering, he burnt upon the altar; as YHWH commanded Moses.
11 And the flesh and the hide he burnt with fire outside the camp.
12 And he slew the burnt offering; and Aaron's sons presented to him the blood, which he sprinkled round about upon the altar.
13 And they presented the burnt offering to him, with the pieces, and the head: and he burnt them upon the altar.
14 And he did wash the inwards and the legs, and burnt them upon the burnt offering on the altar.
15 And he brought the people's offering, and took the goat, which was the sin offering for the people, and slew it, and offered it for sin, as the first.
16 And he brought the burnt offering, and offered it according to the manner.
17 And he brought the grain offering, and took a handful, and burnt it upon the altar, beside the burnt sacrifice of the morning.
18 He slew also the bullock and the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings, which was for the people: and Aaron's sons presented to him the blood, which he sprinkled upon the altar round about,
19 And the fat of the bullock and of the ram, the rump, and that which covers the inwards, and the kidneys, and the caul above the liver:
20 And they put the fat upon the breasts, and he burnt the fat upon the altar:
21 And the breasts and the right shoulder Aaron waved for a wave offering before YHWH; as Moses commanded.
22 And Aaron lifted up his hand toward the people, and blessed them, and came down from offering of the sin offering, and the burnt offering, and peace offerings.
23 And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of YHWH appeared to all the people.
24 And there came a fire out from before YHWH, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.

Chapter 10

1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire in it, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before YHWH, which he commanded them not.
2 And there went out fire from YHWH, and devoured them, and they died before YHWH.
3 Then Moses said to Aaron, This is it that YHWH spoke, saying, I will be sanctified in those who come nigh me, 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 to them, Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp.
5 So they went near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp; as Moses had said.
6 And Moses said to Aaron, and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his sons, Do not uncover your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest you die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which YHWH has kindled.
7 And you shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, lest you die: for the anointing oil of YHWH is upon you. And they did according to the word of Moses.
8 And YHWH spoke to Aaron, saying,
9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest you die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:
10 And that you may put a difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;
11 And that you may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which YHWH has spoken to them by the hand of Moses.
12 And Moses spoke to Aaron, and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his sons who were left, Take the voluntary offering that remains of the offerings of YHWH made by fire, and eat it without leaven beside the altar: for it is most holy:
13 And you shall eat it in the holy place, because it is your due, and your sons' due, of the sacrifices of YHWH made by fire: for so I am commanded.
14 And you shall eat the wave breast and the heave shoulder in a clean place; you, and your sons, and your daughters with you: for they be your due, and your sons' due, which are given out of the sacrifices of peace offerings of the children of Israel.
15 The heave shoulder and the wave breast shall they bring with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave offering before YHWH; and it shall be yours, and your sons' with you, by a statute for ever; as YHWH has commanded.
16 And Moses diligently sought the goat of the sin offering, and, behold, it was burnt: and he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron who were left alive, saying,
17 Wherefore have you not eaten the sin offering in the holy place, seeing it is most holy, and Elohim has given it you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before YHWH?
18 Behold, the blood of it was not brought in within the holy place: you should indeed have eaten it in the holy place, as I commanded.
19 And Aaron said to Moses, Behold, this day have they offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before YHWH; and such things have befallen me: and if I had eaten the sin offering today, should it have been accepted in the sight of YHWH?
20 And when Moses heard that, he was content.

Chapter 11

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, These are the animals which you shall eat among all the animals that are on the earth.
3 Whatsoever parts the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and chews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat.
4 Nevertheless these you shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because it chews the cud, but divides not the hoof; it is unclean to you.
5 And the coney, because it chews the cud, but does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you.
6 And the hare, because it chews the cud, but does not divide the hoof; it is unclean to you.
7 And the swine, though it divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet it chews not the cud; it is unclean to you.
8 Of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcase you shall not touch; they are unclean to you.
9 These you may eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever has fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them you may eat.
10 And all that do not have fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination to you:
11 They shall be even an abomination to you; you shall not eat of their flesh, but you shall have their carcases in abomination.
12 Whatsoever has no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination to you.
13 And these are those who you shall have in abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the osprey,
14 And the vulture, and the kite after his kind;
15 Every raven after his kind;
16 And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckoo, and the hawk after his kind,
17 And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,
18 And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle,
19 And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.
20 All flying things that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination to you.
21 Yet these you may eat of every flying creeping thing that goes upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth;
22 Even these of them you may eat; the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the beetle after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind.
23 But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination to you.
24 And for these you shall be unclean: whosoever touches the carcase of them shall be unclean until the even.
25 And whosoever bears ought of the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.
26 The carcases of every beast which divides the hoof, and is not clovenfooted, nor chews the cud, are unclean to you: every one who touches them shall be unclean.
27 And whatsoever goes upon its paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean to you: whoso touches their carcase shall be unclean until the even.
28 And he who bears the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: they are unclean to you.
29 These also shall be unclean to you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after its kind,
30 And the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole.
31 These are unclean to you among all that creep: whosoever does touch them, when they be dead, shall be unclean until the even.
32 And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead, does fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood, or clothing, or skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it be, wherein any work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the even; so it shall be cleansed.
33 And every earthen vessel, whereinto any of them falls, whatsoever is in it shall be unclean; and you shall break it.
34 Of all meat which may be eaten, that on which such water comes shall be unclean: and all drink that may be drunk in every such vessel shall be unclean.
35 And every thing whereupon any part of their carcase falls shall be unclean; whether it be oven, or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down: for they are unclean, and shall be unclean to you.
36 Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein there is plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which touches their carcase shall be unclean.
37 And if any part of their carcase fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean.
38 But if any water be put upon the seed, and any part of their carcase fall thereon, it shall be unclean to you.
39 And if any beast, of which you may eat, die; he who touches the carcase shall be unclean until the even.
40 And he who eats of the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: he also who bears the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.
41 And every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten.
42 Whatsoever goes upon the belly, and whatsoever goes upon all four, or whatsoever has more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them you shall not eat; for they are an abomination.
43 You shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creeps, neither shall you make yourselves unclean with them, that you should be defiled thereby.
44 For I am YHWH your Elohim: you shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall you defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.
45 For I am YHWH who brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your Elohim: you shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.
46 This is the law of the beasts, and of the bird, and of every living creature that moves in the waters, and of every creature that creeps upon the earth:
47 To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.

Chapter 12

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean.
3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.
4 And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying thirty three days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.
5 But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying sixty six days.
6 And when the days of her purifying 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 turtledove, for a sin offering, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to the priest:
7 Who shall offer it before YHWH, and make an atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the issue of her blood. This is the law for her who has born a male or a female.
8 And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean.

Chapter 13

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,
2 When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot, and it be in the skin of his flesh like the plague of leprosy; then he shall be brought to Aaron the priest, or to one of his sons the priests:
3 And the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the flesh: and when the hair in the plague is turned white, and the plague in sight be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is a plague of leprosy: and the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean.
4 If the bright spot be white in the skin of his flesh, and in sight be not deeper than the skin, and the hair be not turned white; then the priest shall shut up him who has the plague seven days:
5 And the priest shall look on him the seventh day: and, behold, if the plague in his sight be at a stay, and the plague 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 somewhat dark, and the plague not spread in the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean: it is but a scab: and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.
7 But if the scab spread much abroad in the skin, after that he has been seen of the priest for his cleansing, he shall be seen of the priest again:
8 And if the priest see that, behold, the scab spreads in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a leprosy.
9 When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought to the priest;
10 And the priest shall see him: and, behold, if the rising be white 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, and shall not shut him up: for he is unclean.
12 And if a leprosy break out abroad in the skin, and the leprosy cover all the skin of him who has the plague from his head even to his foot, wheresoever the priest looks;
13 Then the priest shall consider: and, behold, if the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean who has the plague: it is all turned white: he is clean.
14 But when raw flesh appears in him, he shall be unclean.
15 And the priest shall see the raw flesh, and pronounce him to be unclean: for the raw flesh is unclean: it is a leprosy.
16 Or if the raw flesh turn again, and be changed to white, he shall come to the priest;
17 And the priest shall see him: and, behold, if the plague be turned into white; then the priest shall pronounce him clean who has the plague: he is clean.
18 The flesh also, in which, even in the skin, was a boil, and is healed,
19 And in the place of the boil there be a white rising, or a bright spot, white, and somewhat reddish, and it be shown to the priest;
20 And if, when the priest sees it, behold, it be in sight lower than the skin, and the hair be turned white; the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a plague of leprosy broken out of the boil.
21 But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hairs there, and if it be not lower than the skin, but be somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven days:
22 And if it spread much 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 spread not, it is a burning boil; and the priest shall pronounce him clean.
24 Or if there be any flesh, in the skin whereof there is a hot burning, and the quick flesh that burns have a white bright spot, somewhat reddish, or white;
25 Then the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, if the hair in the bright spot be turned white, and it be in sight deeper than the skin; it is a leprosy broken out of the burning: wherefore 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 other skin, but be somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven days:
27 And the priest shall look upon him the seventh day: and if it be spread much 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 his place, and spread not in the skin, but it be somewhat dark; it is a rising of the burning, and the priest shall pronounce him clean: for it is an inflammation of the burning.
29 If a man or woman have a plague upon the head or the beard;
30 Then the priest shall see the plague: and, behold, if it be in sight deeper than the skin; and there be in it a yellow thin hair; then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a dry scall, even a leprosy upon the head or beard.
31 And if the priest look on the plague of the scall, and, behold, it be not in sight deeper than the skin, and that there is no black hair in it; then the priest shall shut up him who has 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 spread not, and there be in it no yellow hair, and the scall be not in sight deeper than the skin;
33 He shall be shaven, but the scall shall he not shave; and the priest shall shut up him who has 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, nor be in sight 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 much 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 yellow hair; he is unclean.
37 But if the scall be in his sight at a stay, and that there is black hair grown up there; the scall is healed, he is clean: and the priest shall pronounce him clean.
38 If a man also 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 darkish white; it is a freckled spot that grows in the skin; he is clean.
40 And the man whose hair is fallen off his head, he is bald; yet he is clean.
41 And he who has his hair fallen off from the part of his head toward his face, he is forehead bald: yet he is clean.
42 And if there be in the bald head, or bald forehead, a white reddish sore; it is a leprosy sprung up in his bald head, or his bald forehead.
43 Then the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, if the rising of the sore be white reddish in his bald head, or in his bald forehead, as the leprosy appears in the skin of the flesh;
44 He is a leprous man, he is unclean: the priest shall pronounce him utterly unclean; his plague is in his head.
45 And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean.
46 All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; outside the camp shall his habitation be.
47 The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it be a woollen garment, or a linen garment;
48 Whether it be in the warp, or woof; of linen, or of woollen; whether in a skin, or in any thing made of skin;
49 And if the plague be greenish or reddish in the garment, or in the skin, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin; it is a plague of leprosy, and shall be shown to the priest:
50 And the priest shall look upon the plague, and shut up it that has the plague seven days:
51 And he shall look on the plague on the seventh day: if the plague be spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in a skin, or in any work that is made of skin; the plague is a fretting leprosy; it is unclean.
52 He shall therefore burn that garment, whether warp or woof, in woollen or in linen, or any thing of skin, wherein the plague is: for it is a fretting 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, either 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 on the plague, after it is washed: and, behold, if the plague have not changed its colour, and the plague be not spread; it is unclean; you shall burn it in the fire; it is fret inward, whether it be bare within or without.
56 And if the priest look, and, behold, the plague be somewhat dark after the washing of it; 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, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin; it is a spreading plague: you shall burn that wherein the plague is with fire.
58 And the garment, either warp, or woof, or whatsoever thing of skin it be, which you shall wash, if the plague be departed from them, then it shall be washed the second time, and shall be clean.
59 This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of woollen or linen, either in the warp, or woof, or any thing of skins, to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.

Chapter 14

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought to 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 who is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
5 And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed 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 who is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose into the open field.
8 And he who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean: and after that he shall come into the camp, and shall linger abroad out of his tent seven days.
9 But 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, also he shall wash 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 deals of fine flour for a voluntary offering, mingled with oil, and one log of oil.
11 And the priest who makes him clean shall present the man who is to be made clean, and those things, before YHWH, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation:
12 And the priest shall take one he lamb, and offer him for a trespass offering, and the log of oil, and wave them for a wave offering before YHWH:
13 And he shall slay the lamb in the place where he shall kill the sin offering and the burnt offering, in the holy place: for as the sin offering is the priest's, so is the trespass offering: it is most holy:
14 And the priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering, and the priest shall put it upon the tip of the right ear of him who 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 some 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 YHWH:
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 who is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot, upon the blood of the trespass offering:
18 And the remnant of the oil that is in the priest's hand he shall pour upon the head of him who is to be cleansed: and the priest shall make an atonement for him before YHWH.
19 And the priest shall offer the sin offering, and make an atonement for him who is to be cleansed from his uncleanness; and afterward he shall kill the burnt offering:
20 And the priest shall offer the burnt offering and the voluntary offering upon the altar: and the priest shall make an atonement for him, and he shall be clean.
21 And if he be poor, and cannot get so much; then he shall take one lamb for a trespass offering to be waved, to make an atonement for him, and one tenth deal of fine flour mingled with oil for a voluntary offering, and a log of oil;
22 And two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, such as he is able to get; and the one shall be a sin offering, and the other a burnt offering.
23 And he shall bring them on the eighth day for his cleansing to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, before YHWH.
24 And the priest shall take the lamb of the trespass offering, and the log of oil, and the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before YHWH:
25 And he shall kill the lamb of the trespass offering, and the priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of him who 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 YHWH:
28 And the priest shall put of the oil that is in his hand upon the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot, upon the place of the blood of the trespass offering:
29 And the rest of the oil that is in the priest's hand he shall put upon the head of him who is to be cleansed, to make an atonement for him before YHWH.
30 And he shall offer the one of the turtledoves, or of the young pigeons, such as he can get;
31 Even such as he is able to get, the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, with the voluntary offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for him who is to be cleansed before YHWH.
32 This is the law of him in whom is the plague of leprosy, whose hand is not able to get that which pertains to his cleansing.
33 And YHWH spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
34 When you be 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 And he who owns the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, It seems to me there is as it were a plague in the house:
36 Then the priest shall command that they empty the house, before the priest go into it 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, which in sight are 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 away the stones in which the plague is, and they shall cast them into an unclean place outside the city:
41 And he shall cause the house to be scraped within round about, and they shall pour out the dust that they scrape off outside 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 he has taken away the stones, and after he has scraped the house, and after it is plastered;
44 Then the priest shall come and look, and, behold, if the plague be spread in the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the house: it is unclean.
45 And he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and the timber, and all the mortar of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of the city into an unclean place.
46 Moreover he who goes into the house all the while that it is shut up shall be unclean until the even.
47 And he who lies in the house shall wash his clothes; and he who eats in the house shall wash his clothes.
48 And if the priest shall come in, and look upon it, and, behold, the plague has not spread in the house, after the house was plastered: then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.
49 And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
50 And he shall kill the 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 fields, and make an atonement for the house: and it shall be clean.
54 This is the law for all manner of plague of leprosy, and scall,
55 And for the leprosy of a garment, and of 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.

Chapter 15

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When any man has a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he 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 lies who has the issue, is unclean: and every thing, whereon he sits, shall be unclean.
5 And whosoever touches his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
6 And he who sits on any thing whereon he sat who has the issue shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
7 And he who touches the flesh of him who has the issue shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
8 And if he who has the issue spit upon him who 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 rides upon who has the issue shall be unclean.
10 And whosoever touches any thing that was under him shall be unclean until the even: and he who bears any of those things shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
11 And whomsoever he touches who has the issue, and has not rinsed his hands in water, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
12 And the vessel of earth, that he who has the issue touches, shall be broken: and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.
13 And when he who has an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean.
14 And on the eighth day he shall take to him two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, and come before YHWH to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and give them to 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 an atonement for him before YHWH for his issue.
16 And if any man's seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.
17 And every garment, and every skin, whereon is the seed of copulation, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the even.
18 The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation, 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 put apart seven days: and whosoever touches her shall be unclean until the even.
20 And every thing that she lies upon in her separation shall be unclean: every thing also that she sits upon shall be unclean.
21 And whosoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
22 And whosoever touches any thing that she sat upon shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
23 And if it be on her bed, or on any thing whereon she sits, when he touches it, he shall be unclean until the even.
24 And if any man lie with her at all, and her menstruation be upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and all the bed whereon he lies shall be unclean.
25 And if a woman have an issue of her blood many days out of the time of her separation, or if it run beyond the time of her separation; all the days of the issue of her uncleanness shall be as the days of her separation: she shall be unclean.
26 Every bed whereon she lies all the days of her issue shall be to her as the bed of her separation: and whatsoever she sits upon shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her separation.
27 And whosoever touches 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 to her two turtles, or two young pigeons, and bring them to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
30 And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for her before YHWH for the issue of her uncleanness.
31 Thus you shall separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness; that they not die in their uncleanness, when they defile my tabernacle that is among them.
32 This is the law of him who has an issue, and of him whose seed goes from him, and is defiled therewith;
33 And of her who is sick of her menstruation, and of him who has an issue, of the man, and of the woman, and of him who lies with her who is unclean.

Chapter 16

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they offered before YHWH, and died;
2 And YHWH said to Moses, Speak to Aaron your brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the veil before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.
3 Thus 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 coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these are holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and so put them on.
5 And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering.
6 And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house.
7 And he shall take the two goats, and present them before YHWH at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for YHWH, and the other lot for the scapegoat.
9 And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which YHWH's lot fell, and offer it for a sin offering.
10 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before YHWH, to make an atonement with him, and to let it go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.
11 And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which is for himself, and shall make an 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 burning coals of fire from off the altar before YHWH, 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 YHWH, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat 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 mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat he shall 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 its blood within the veil, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:
16 And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remains among them in the midst of their uncleanness.
17 And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation when he goes in to make an atonement in the holy place, until he come out, and have made an atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of Israel.
18 And he shall go out to the altar that is before YHWH, and make an 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 uncleanness of the children of Israel.
20 And when he has made an end of reconciling the holy place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat:
21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send it away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness:
22 And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities to a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
23 And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, 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 wash his flesh with water in the holy place, and put on his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt offering, and the burnt offering of the people, and make an atonement for himself, and for the people.
25 And the fat of the sin offering shall he burn upon the altar.
26 And he who let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp.
27 And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth outside the camp; and they shall burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung.
28 And he who burns them shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp.
29 And this shall be a statute for ever to you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger who sojourns among you:
30 For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that you may be clean from all your sins before YHWH.
31 It shall be a sabbath of rest to you, and you shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.
32 And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall consecrate to minister in the priest's office in his father's stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen clothes, even the holy garments:
33 And he shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation.
34 And this shall be an everlasting statute to you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as YHWH commanded Moses.

Chapter 17

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Speak to Aaron, and to his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them; This is the thing which YHWH has commanded, saying,
3 What man soever there be of the house of Israel, who kills an ox, or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or who kills it out of the camp,
4 And does not bring it to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer an offering to YHWH before the tabernacle of YHWH; blood shall be imputed to that man; he has 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 offer in the open field, even that they may bring them to YHWH, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to the priest, and offer them for peace offerings to YHWH.
6 And the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of YHWH at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and burn the fat for a sweet savour to YHWH.
7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices to devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever to them throughout their generations.
8 And you shall say to them, Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn among you, who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice,
9 And does not bring it to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer it to YHWH; even that man shall be cut off from among his people.
10 And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn among you, that eats any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eats 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 an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that makes an atonement for the soul.
12 Therefore I said to the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger who sojourns among you eat blood.
13 And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn among you, who hunts and catches any beast or bird that may be eaten; he shall even pour out its blood, and cover it with dust.
14 For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life: therefore I said to the children of Israel, You shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is its blood: whosoever eats it shall be cut off.
15 And every soul that eats that which died of itself, or that which was torn with beasts, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger, he shall both 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.

Chapter 18

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, I am YHWH your Elohim.
3 After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein you dwelt, you shall not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, where I bring you, you shall not do: neither shall you walk in their ordinances.
4 You shall do my judgments, and keep my ordinances, to walk in them: I am YHWH your Elohim.
5 You shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am YHWH.
6 None of you shall approach to any who is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am YHWH.
7 The nakedness of your father, or the nakedness of your mother, you shall not uncover: she is your mother; you shall not uncover her nakedness.
8 The nakedness of your father's wife you shall not uncover: it is your father's nakedness.
9 The nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father, or daughter of your mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness you shall not uncover.
10 The nakedness of your son's daughter, or of your daughter's daughter, even their nakedness you shall not uncover: for theirs is your own nakedness.
11 The nakedness of your father's wife's daughter, begotten of your father, she is your sister, you shall not uncover her nakedness.
12 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister: she is your father's near kinswoman.
13 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister; for she is your mother's near kinswoman.
14 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother, you shall not approach to his wife: she is your aunt.
15 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter in law: she is your son's wife; you shall not uncover her nakedness.
16 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife: it is your brother's nakedness.
17 You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shall you take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness.
18 Neither shall you take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.
19 Also you shall not approach to a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.
20 Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighbour's wife, to defile yourself with her.
21 And you shall not let any of your seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shall you profane the name of your Elohim: I am YHWH.
22 You shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
23 Neither shall you lie with any beast to defile yourself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
24 Do not defile yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:
25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity upon it, and the land itself vomits out her inhabitants.
26 You shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger who sojourns among you:
27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)
28 That the land not spew you out also, when you defile it, as it spewed out the nations that were before you.
29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
30 Therefore you shall keep my ordinance, that you do not commit any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that you do not defile yourselves in them: I am YHWH your Elohim.

Chapter 19

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them, You shall be holy: for I YHWH your Elohim am holy.
3 You shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am YHWH your Elohim.
4 Turn not to idols, nor make to yourselves molten elohim: I am YHWH your Elohim.
5 And if you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to YHWH, you shall offer it at your own will.
6 It shall be eaten the same day you offer it, and on the next day: and if ought remain until the third day, it shall be burnt in the fire.
7 And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable; it shall not be accepted.
8 Therefore every one who eats it shall bear his iniquity, because he has profaned the hallowed thing of YHWH: and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
9 And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest.
10 And you shall not glean your vineyard, neither shall you gather every grape of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and stranger: I am YHWH your Elohim.
11 You shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.
12 And you shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shall you profane the name of your Elohim: I am YHWH.
13 You shall not defraud your neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him who is hired shall not abide with you all night until the morning.
14 You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shall fear your Elohim: I am YHWH.
15 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: you shall not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness you shall judge your neighbour.
16 You shall not go up and down as a talebearer among your people: neither shall you stand against the blood of your neighbour: I am YHWH.
17 You shall not hate your brother in your heart: you shall in any wise rebuke your neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
18 You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbour as yourself: I am YHWH.
19 You shall keep my statutes. You shall not let your cattle gender with a diverse kind: you shall not sow your field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon you.
20 And whosoever lies carnally with a woman, who is a bondmaid, betrothed to a husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.
21 And he shall bring his trespass offering to YHWH, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, even a ram for a trespass offering.
22 And the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering before YHWH for his sin which he has done: and the sin which he has done shall be forgiven him.
23 And when you shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then you shall count the fruit as uncircumcised: three years it shall be as uncircumcised to you: it shall not be eaten of.
24 But in the fourth year all the fruit shall be holy to praise YHWH.
25 And in the fifth year you shall eat of the fruit, that it may yield to you its increase: I am YHWH your Elohim.
26 You shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall you use enchantment, nor observe times.
27 You shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shall you mar the corners of your beard.
28 You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am YHWH.
29 Do not prostitute your daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.
30 You shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am YHWH.
31 Regard not those who have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am YHWH your Elohim.
32 You shall rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear your Elohim: I am YHWH.
33 And if a stranger sojourn with you in your land, you shall not vex him.
34 But the stranger who dwells with you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am YHWH your Elohim.
35 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in measurement, in weight, or in volume.
36 Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall you have: I am YHWH your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.
37 Therefore you shall observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am YHWH.

Chapter 20

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Again, you shall say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn in Israel, who gives any of his seed to Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
3 And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he has given of his seed to Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
4 And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he gives of his seed to Molech, and kill him not:
5 Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all who go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.
6 And the soul that turns after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring 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 holy: for I am YHWH your Elohim.
8 And you shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am YHWH who sanctifies you.
9 For every one who curses his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.
10 And the man who commits adultery with another man's wife, even he who commits adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
11 And the man who lies with his father's wife has uncovered his father's nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
12 And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them.
13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
14 And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you.
15 And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and you shall slay the beast.
16 And if a woman approach to any beast, and lie down thereto, you shall kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
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 wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he has uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.
18 And if a man shall lie with a woman having her menstruation, and shall uncover her nakedness; he has discovered her issue, and she has uncovered the issue of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
19 And you shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, nor of your father's sister: for he uncovers his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity.
20 And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he has uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.
21 And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing: he has uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.
22 You shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, where I bring you to dwell, spew you not out.
23 And you shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.
24 But I have said to you, You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess it, a land that flows with milk and honey: I am YHWH your Elohim, who has separated you from other people.
25 You shall therefore put a difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean birds and clean: and you shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by bird, or by any manner of living thing that creeps on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.
26 And you shall be holy to me: for I YHWH am holy, and have severed you from other people, that you should be mine.
27 A man also or woman who has a familiar spirit, or who is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

Chapter 21

1 And YHWH said to Moses, Speak to the priests the sons of Aaron, and say to them, There shall none be defiled for the dead among his people:
2 But for his kin, who is near to him, that is, 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, who is nigh to him, who has had no husband; for her may he be defiled.
4 But 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 corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.
6 They shall be holy to their Elohim, and not profane the name of their Elohim: for the offerings of YHWH made by fire, and the food of their Elohim, they do offer: therefore they shall be holy.
7 They shall not take a wife who is a whore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy to his Elohim.
8 You shall sanctify him therefore; for he offers the food of your Elohim: he shall be holy to you: for I YHWH, who sanctifies you, am holy.
9 And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profanes her father: she shall be burnt with fire.
10 And he who is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured, and who is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not uncover his head, 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 Elohim; for the crown of the anointing oil of his Elohim is upon him: I am YHWH.
13 And he shall take a wife in her virginity.
14 A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or a harlot, these shall he not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.
15 Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: for I YHWH do sanctify him.
16 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
17 Speak to Aaron, saying, Whosoever he be of your seed in their generations who has any blemish, let him not approach to offer the food of his Elohim.
18 For whatsoever man he be who has a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he who has a flat nose, or any thing superfluous,
19 Or a man who is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded,
20 Or crookbacked, or a dwarf, or who has a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or has his stones broken;
21 No man who has a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh to offer the offerings of YHWH made by fire: he has a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the food of his Elohim.
22 He shall eat the food of his Elohim, both of the most holy, and of the holy.
23 Only he shall not go in to the veil, nor come nigh to the altar, because he has a blemish; that he not profane my sanctuaries: for I YHWH do sanctify them.
24 And Moses told it to Aaron, and to his sons, and to all the children of Israel.

Chapter 22

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Speak to Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they not profane my holy name in those things which they hallow to me: I am YHWH.
3 Say to them, Whosoever he be of all your seed among your generations, who goes to the holy things, which the children of Israel hallow to YHWH, having his uncleanness upon him, that soul shall be cut off from my presence: I am YHWH.
4 What man soever of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or has a running issue; he shall not eat of the holy things, until he be clean. And whoso touches any thing that is unclean by the dead, or a man whose seed goes from him;
5 Or whosoever touches any creeping thing, whereby he may be made unclean, or a man of whom he may take uncleanness, whatsoever uncleanness he has;
6 The soul who has touched any such shall be unclean until even, and shall not eat of the holy things, unless he wash his flesh with water.
7 And when the sun is down, he shall be clean, and shall afterward eat of the holy things; because it is his food.
8 That which dies of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith: I am YHWH.
9 They shall therefore keep my ordinance, lest they bear sin for it, and die therefore, if they profane it: I YHWH do sanctify them.
10 There shall no stranger eat of the holy thing: a sojourner of the priest, or a hired servant, shall not eat of the holy thing.
11 But if the priest buy any soul with his money, he shall eat of it, and he who is born in his house: they shall eat of his food.
12 If the priest's daughter also be married to a stranger, she may not eat of an offering of the holy things.
13 But if the priest's daughter be a widow, or divorced, and have no child, and is returned to her father's house, as in her youth, she shall eat of her father's food: but there shall no stranger eat of it.
14 And if a man eat of the holy thing unwittingly, then he shall put the fifth part to it, and shall give it to the priest with the holy thing.
15 And they shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer to YHWH;
16 Or suffer them to bear the iniquity of trespass, when they eat their holy things: for I YHWH do sanctify them.
17 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
18 Speak to Aaron, and to his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them, Whatsoever he be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers in Israel, who will offer his oblation for all his vows, and for all his freewill offerings, which they will offer to YHWH for a burnt offering;
19 You shall offer at your own will a male without blemish, of the cattle, of the sheep, or of the goats.
20 But whatsoever has a blemish, that shall you not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.
21 And whosoever offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to YHWH to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering in cattle or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish in it.
22 Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a wen, or scurvy, or scabbed, you shall not offer these to YHWH, nor make an offering by fire of them upon the altar to YHWH.
23 Either a bullock or a lamb that has any thing superfluous or lacking in its parts, that may you offer for a freewill offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted.
24 You shall not offer to YHWH that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut; neither shall you make any offering of it in your land.
25 Neither from a stranger's hand shall you offer the food of your Elohim of any of these; because their corruption is in them, and blemishes be in them: they shall not be accepted for you.
26 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
27 When a bullock, or a sheep, or a goat, is brought forth, then it shall be seven days under the dam; and from the eighth day and thereforth it shall be accepted for an offering made by fire to YHWH.
28 And whether it be cow or ewe, you shall not kill it and her young both in one day.
29 And when you will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to YHWH, offer it at your own will.
30 On the same day it shall be eaten up; you shall leave none of it until the next day: I am YHWH.
31 Therefore you shall keep my commandments, and do them: I am YHWH.
32 Neither shall you profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I am YHWH who hallows you,
33 Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your Elohim: I am YHWH.

Chapter 23

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, Concerning the festivals of YHWH, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my festivals.
3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, a holy convocation; you shall do no work in it: it is the sabbath of YHWH in all your dwellings.
4 These are the festivals of YHWH, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their seasons.
5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is YHWH's passover.
6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the festival of unleavened bread to YHWH: seven days you must eat unleavened bread.
7 In the first day you shall have a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work in it.
8 But you shall offer an offering made by fire to YHWH seven days: in the seventh day is a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work in it.
9 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
10 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When you are in the land which I give to you, and shall reap the harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest:
11 And he shall wave the sheaf before YHWH, to be accepted for you: on the next day after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.
12 And you shall offer that day when you wave the sheaf a he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering to YHWH.
13 And the voluntary offering shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire to YHWH for a sweet savour: and the drink offering shall be of wine, the fourth part of a hin.
14 And you shall eat neither bread, nor roasted grain, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that you have brought an offering to your Elohim: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
15 And you shall count to you from the next day after the sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:
16 Even to the next day after the seventh sabbath you shall count fifty days; and you shall offer a new voluntary offering to YHWH.
17 You shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven; they are the firstfruits to YHWH.
18 And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering to YHWH, with their voluntary offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour to YHWH.
19 Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.
20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before YHWH with the two lambs: they shall be holy to YHWH for the priest.
21 And you shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be a holy convocation to you: you shall do no servile work in it: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.
22 And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not make clean riddance of the corners of your field when you reap, neither shall you gather any gleaning of your harvest: you shall leave them to the poor, and to the stranger: I am YHWH your Elohim.
23 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
24 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.
25 You shall do no servile work in it: but you shall offer an offering made by fire to YHWH.
26 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be a holy convocation to you; and you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to YHWH.
28 And you shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before YHWH your Elohim.
29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.
30 And whatsoever soul it be that does any work in that same day, the same soul I will destroy from among his people.
31 You shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
32 It shall be to you a sabbath of rest, and you shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even to even, you shall celebrate your sabbath.
33 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
34 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the festival of tabernacles for seven days to YHWH.
35 On the first day shall be a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work in it.
36 Seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to YHWH: on the eighth day shall be a holy convocation to you; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to YHWH: it is a solemn assembly; and you shall do no servile work in it.
37 These are the festivals of YHWH, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to YHWH, a burnt offering, and a voluntary offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:
38 Beside the sabbaths of YHWH, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which you give to YHWH.
39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep a festival to YHWH seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.
40 And you shall take on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before YHWH your Elohim seven days.
41 And you shall keep it a festival to YHWH seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: you shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
42 You shall dwell in booths seven days; all who are Israelites born 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 YHWH your Elohim.
44 And Moses declared to the children of Israel the festivals of YHWH.

Chapter 24

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Command the children of Israel, that they bring to you pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.
3 Outside the veil of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the congregation, shall Aaron order it from the evening to the morning before YHWH continually: it shall be a statute for ever in your generations.
4 He shall order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before YHWH continually.
5 And you shall take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes: two tenth deals shall be in one cake.
6 And you shall set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before YHWH.
7 And you shall put pure frankincense upon each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire to YHWH.
8 Every sabbath he shall set it in order before YHWH continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.
9 And it shall be Aaron's and his sons'; and they shall eat it in the holy place: for it is most holy to him of the offerings of YHWH made by fire by a perpetual statute.
10 And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel: and this son of the Israelitish woman and a man of Israel strove together in the camp;
11 And the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the name of YHWH, and cursed. And they brought him to 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 the mind of YHWH might be shown them.
13 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
14 Bring forth him who has cursed outside the camp; and let all who heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
15 And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curses his Elohim shall bear his sin.
16 And he who blasphemes the name of YHWH, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he who is born in the land, when he blasphemes the name of YHWH, shall be put to death.
17 And he who kills any man shall surely be put to death.
18 And he who kills a beast shall make it good; beast for beast.
19 And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour; as he has done, so shall it be done to him;
20 Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he has caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again.
21 And he who kills a beast, he shall restore it: and he who kills a man, he shall be put to death.
22 You shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am YHWH your Elohim.
23 And Moses spoke to the children of Israel, that they should bring forth him who had cursed out of the camp, and stone him with stones. And the children of Israel did as YHWH commanded Moses.

Chapter 25

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses in mount Sinai, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When you come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath to YHWH.
3 Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather in its fruit;
4 But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest to the land, a sabbath for YHWH: you shall neither sow your field, nor prune your vineyard.
5 That which grows of its own accord of your harvest you shall not reap, neither gather the grapes of your vine undressed: for it is a year of rest to the land.
6 And the sabbath of the land shall be food for you; for you, and for your servant, and for your maid, and for your hired servant, and for your stranger who sojourns with you,
7 And for your cattle, and for the beast that are in your land, shall all the increase be food.
8 And you shall number seven sabbaths of years to you, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be to you forty nine years.
9 Then you shall cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall you make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.
10 And you shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all the inhabitants: it shall be a jubilee to you; and you shall return every man to his possession, and you shall return every man to his family.
11 A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be to you: you shall not sow, neither reap that which grows of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of your vine undressed.
12 For it is the jubilee; it shall be holy to you: you shall eat the increase out of the field.
13 In the year of this jubilee you shall return every man to his possession.
14 And if you sell anything to your neighbour, or purchase anything of your neighbour's hand, you shall not oppress one another:
15 According to the number of years after the jubilee you shall buy of your neighbour, and according to the number of years of the fruits he shall sell to you:
16 According to the multitude of years you shall increase the price, and according to the fewness of years you shall diminish the price: for he sells to you according to the number of the years of the fruits.
17 You shall not therefore oppress one another; but you shall fear your Elohim: for I am YHWH your Elohim.
18 Wherefore you shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and you shall dwell in the land in safety.
19 And the land shall yield her fruit, and you shall eat your fill, and dwell in it in safety.
20 And if you shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we shall 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 fruit for three years.
22 And you shall sow the eighth year, and eat yet of old fruit until the ninth year; until the fruits come in you shall eat of the old store.
23 The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with me.
24 And in all the land of your possession you shall grant a redemption for the land.
25 If your brother become poor, and has sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then he shall redeem that which his brother sold.
26 And if the man have none to redeem it, and himself be able to redeem it;
27 Then let him count the years of the sale, and restore the excess to the man to whom he sold it; that he may return to his possession.
28 But if he be not able to restore it to him, then that which is sold shall remain in the hand of him who has bought it until the year of jubilee: and in the jubilee it shall go out, and he shall return to 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; within a full year may he redeem it.
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 established for ever to him who 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 counted as the fields of the country: they may be redeemed, and they shall go out in the jubilee.
32 Notwithstanding the cities of the Levites, and the houses of the cities of their possession, may the Levites redeem at any time.
33 And if a man purchase of the Levites, then the house that was sold, and the city of his possession, shall go out in the year of jubilee: for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel.
34 But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.
35 And if your brother become poor, and fallen in decay with you; then you shall relieve him: yes, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with you.
36 Take no usury of him, or increase: but fear your Elohim; that your brother may live with you.
37 You shall not give him your money upon usury, nor lend him your victuals for increase.
38 I am YHWH your Elohim, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, and to be your Elohim.
39 And if your brother who dwells by you become poor, and be sold to you; you shall not compel him to serve as a bondservant:
40 But as a hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with you, and shall serve you to the year of jubilee:
41 And then shall he depart from you, both he and his children with him, and shall return to his own family, and to the possession of his fathers he shall return.
42 For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.
43 You shall not rule over him with rigour; but shall fear your Elohim.
44 Both your bondmen, and your bondmaids, which you shall have, shall be of the heathen who are round about you; of them you may buy bondmen and bondmaids.
45 Moreover of the children of the strangers who do sojourn among you, of them you may buy, and of their families who are with you, which they fathered in your land: and they shall be your possession.
46 And you shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, you shall not rule one over another with rigour.
47 And if a sojourner or stranger grow rich by you, and your brother who dwells by him grow poor, and sell himself to the stranger or sojourner by you, or to the stock of the stranger's family:
48 After that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem him:
49 Either his uncle, or his uncle's son, may redeem him, or any who is nigh of kin to him of his family may redeem him; or if he be able, he may redeem himself.
50 And he shall reckon with him who bought him from the year that he was sold to him to the year of jubilee: and the price of his sale shall be according to the number of years, according to the time of a hired servant shall it be with him.
51 If there be yet many years behind, according to them he shall give again the price of his redemption out of the money that he was bought for.
52 And if there remain but few years to the year of jubilee, then he shall count with him, and according to his years shall he give him again the price of his redemption.
53 And as a yearly hired servant shall he be with him: and the other shall not rule with rigour over him in your sight.
54 And if he be not redeemed in these years, then he shall go out in the year of jubilee, both he, and his children with him.
55 For to me the children of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I am YHWH your Elohim.

Chapter 26

1 You shall make no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall you set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down to it: for I am YHWH your Elohim.
2 You shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am YHWH.
3 If you walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;
4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
5 And your threshing shall reach to the vintage, and the vintage shall reach to the sowing time: and you shall eat your food to the full, and dwell in your land safely.
6 And I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.
7 And you 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 put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
9 For I will have respect to you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.
10 And you shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of 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 Elohim, and you shall be my people.
13 I am YHWH your Elohim, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.
14 But if you will not hearken to me, and will not do all these commandments;
15 And if you shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that you will not do all my commandments, but that you break my covenant:
16 I also will do this to you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
17 And I will set my face against you, and you shall be slain before your enemies: they who hate you shall reign over you; and you shall flee when none pursues you.
18 And if you will not yet for all this hearken to me, then I will punish 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 increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.
21 And if you walk contrary to me, and will not hearken to me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.
22 I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.
23 And if you will not be reformed by these things, but will walk contrary to me;
24 Then I will also walk contrary to you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.
25 And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall punish for my covenant: and when you are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
26 And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and you shall eat, and not be satisfied.
27 And if you will not for all this hearken to me, but walk contrary to me;
28 Then I will walk contrary to you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
29 And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters you shall eat.
30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
31 And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.
32 And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies who dwell in it shall be amazed at it.
33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
34 Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lies desolate, and you be in your enemies' land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths.
35 As long as it lies desolate it shall rest; because it did not rest in your sabbaths, when you dwelt upon it.
36 And upon those who are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursues.
37 And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursues: and you shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
38 And you shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.
39 And they who 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 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary to me;
41 And that I also have walked contrary to them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept the punishment of their iniquity:
42 Then I will remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham; and I will remember the land.
43 The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lies desolate without them: and they shall accept the punishment of their iniquity: because they despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes.
44 And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am YHWH their Elohim.
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 heathen, that I might be their Elohim: I am YHWH.
46 These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which YHWH made between him and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.

Chapter 27

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When a man shall make a separate vow, the persons shall be for YHWH by your estimation of the value.
3 And your estimation shall be of the male from twenty years old even to sixty years old, even your estimation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary.
4 And if it be a female, then your estimation shall be thirty shekels.
5 And if it be from five years old even to twenty years old, then your estimation shall be of the male twenty shekels, and for the female ten shekels.
6 And if it be from a month old even to five years old, then your estimation shall be of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female your estimation shall be three shekels of silver.
7 And if it be from sixty years old and above; if it be a male, then your estimation shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels.
8 But if he be poorer than your estimation, then he shall present himself before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to his ability who vowed shall the priest value him.
9 And if it be a beast, whereof men bring an offering to YHWH, all that any man gives of such to YHWH 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 it and the substitute shall be holy.
11 And if it be any unclean beast, of which they do not offer a sacrifice to YHWH, then he shall present the beast before the priest:
12 And the priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad: as you value it, who are the priest, so shall it be.
13 But if he will at all redeem it, then he shall add a fifth part to your estimation.
14 And when a man shall sanctify his house to be holy to YHWH, then the priest shall estimate it, whether it be good or bad: as the priest shall estimate it, so shall it stand.
15 And if he who sanctified it will redeem his house, then he shall add the fifth part of the money of your estimation to it, and it shall be his.
16 And if a man shall sanctify to YHWH some part of a field of his possession, then your estimation shall be according to its harvest: a homer of barley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver.
17 If he sanctify his field from the year of jubilee, according to your estimation it shall stand.
18 But if he sanctify his field after the jubilee, then the priest shall reckon to him the money according to the years that remain, even to the year of the jubilee, and it shall be deducted from your estimation.
19 And if he who sanctified the field will in any way redeem it, then he shall add the fifth part of the money of your estimation to it, and it shall be made good 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 goes out in the jubilee, shall be holy to YHWH, as a field devoted; the priest shall possess it.
22 And if a man sanctify to YHWH a field which he has bought, which is not of the fields of his possession;
23 Then the priest shall reckon to him the worth of your estimation, even to the year of the jubilee: and he shall give your estimation in that day, as a holy thing to YHWH.
24 In the year of the jubilee the field shall return to him of whom it was bought, even to him to whom the possession of the land did belong.
25 And all your estimations shall be according to the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs shall be the shekel.
26 Only the firstling of the beasts, which should be YHWH's firstling, no man shall sanctify it; whether it be ox, or sheep: it is YHWH's.
27 And if it be of an unclean beast, then he shall redeem it according to your estimation, and shall add a fifth part of it thereto: or if it be not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to your estimation.
28 Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that a man shall devote to YHWH of all that he has, both of man and beast, and of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy to YHWH.
29 None devoted, which shall be devoted of men, shall be redeemed; but 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 YHWH's: it is holy to YHWH.
31 And if a man will at all redeem ought of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth part.
32 And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever passes under the rod, the tenth shall be holy to YHWH.
33 He shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither shall he change it: and if he change it at all, then both it and the change shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed.
34 These are the commandments, which YHWH commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.

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Chapter 1

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, 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 the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male by their polls;
3 From twenty years old and upward, all who are able to go forth to war in Israel: you and Aaron shall number them by their armies.
4 And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of the house of his fathers.
5 And these are the names of the men who shall stand with you: of the tribe 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; Nethaneel 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 Ocran.
14 Of Gad; Eliasaph the son of Deuel.
15 Of Naphtali; Ahira the son of Enan.
16 These were the renowned of the congregation, princes of the tribes of their fathers, heads of thousands in Israel.
17 And Moses and Aaron took these men who are expressed by their names:
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 the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls.
19 As YHWH commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai.
20 And the children of Reuben, Israel's eldest son, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go forth to war;
21 Those who were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Reuben, were forty six thousand five hundred.
22 Of the children of Simeon, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, those who were numbered of them, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go forth to war;
23 Those who were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty nine thousand three hundred.
24 Of the children of Gad, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go forth to war;
25 Those who were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Gad, were forty five thousand six hundred and fifty.
26 Of the children of Judah, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go forth to war;
27 Those who were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Judah, were seventy four thousand six hundred.
28 Of the children of Issachar, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go forth to war;
29 Those who were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Issachar, were fifty four thousand four hundred.
30 Of the children of Zebulun, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go forth to war;
31 Those who were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Zebulun, were fifty seven thousand four hundred.
32 Of the children of Joseph, namely, of the children of Ephraim, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go forth to war;
33 Those who were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Ephraim, were forty thousand five hundred.
34 Of the children of Manasseh, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go forth to war;
35 Those who were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Manasseh, were thirty two thousand two hundred.
36 Of the children of Benjamin, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go forth to war;
37 Those who were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Benjamin, were thirty five thousand four hundred.
38 Of the children of Dan, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go forth to war;
39 Those who were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Dan, were sixty two thousand seven hundred.
40 Of the children of Asher, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go forth to war;
41 Those who were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Asher, were forty one thousand five hundred.
42 Of the children of Naphtali, throughout their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go forth to war;
43 Those who were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Naphtali, were fifty three thousand four hundred.
44 These are those who were numbered, whom Moses and Aaron numbered, and the princes of Israel, being twelve men: each one was for the house of his fathers.
45 So were all those who were numbered of the children of Israel, by the house of their fathers, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go forth to war in Israel;
46 Even all they who were numbered were six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty.
47 But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.
48 For YHWH had spoken to Moses, saying,
49 Only you shall not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel:
50 But you shall appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all the vessels there, and over all things that belong to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all its vessels; and they shall minister to it, and shall encamp round about the tabernacle.
51 And when the tabernacle moves forward, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger who comes nigh shall be put to death.
52 And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, throughout their hosts.
53 But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of 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 testimony.
54 And the children of Israel did according to all that YHWH commanded Moses, so did they.

Chapter 2

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
2 Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father's house: far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch.
3 And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies: and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be captain of the children of Judah.
4 And his host, and those who were numbered of them, were seventy four thousand six hundred.
5 And those who do pitch next to him shall be the tribe of Issachar: and Nethaneel the son of Zuar shall be captain of the children of Issachar.
6 And his host, and those who were numbered there, were fifty four thousand four hundred.
7 Then the tribe of Zebulun: and Eliab the son of Helon shall be captain of the children of Zebulun.
8 And his host, and those who were numbered there, were fifty seven thousand four hundred.
9 All who were numbered in the camp of Judah were one hundred and eighty six thousand and four hundred, throughout their armies. These shall first set forth.
10 On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben according to their armies: and the captain of the children of Reuben shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur.
11 And his host, and those who were numbered there, were forty six thousand five hundred.
12 And those who pitch by him shall be the tribe of Simeon: and the captain of the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.
13 And his host, and those who were numbered of them, were fifty nine thousand three hundred.
14 Then the tribe of Gad: and the captain of the sons of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son of Reuel.
15 And his host, and those who were numbered of them, were forty five thousand six hundred fifty.
16 All who were numbered in the camp of Reuben were one hundred and fifty one thousand four hundred and fifty, throughout their armies. And they shall set forth in the second rank.
17 Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camp: 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 armies: and the captain of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.
19 And his host, and those who were numbered of them, were forty thousand five hundred.
20 And by him shall be the tribe of Manasseh: and the captain of the children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.
21 And his host, and those who were numbered of them, were thirty two thousand two hundred.
22 Then the tribe of Benjamin: and the captain of the sons of Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni.
23 And his host, and those who were numbered of them, were thirty five thousand four hundred.
24 All who were numbered of the camp of Ephraim were one hundred and eight thousand and one hundred, throughout their armies. And they shall go forward in the third rank.
25 The standard of the camp of Dan shall be on the north side by their armies: and the captain of the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
26 And his host, and those who were numbered of them, were sixty two thousand seven hundred.
27 And those who encamp by him shall be the tribe of Asher: and the captain of the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the son of Ocran.
28 And his host, and those who were numbered of them, were forty one thousand five hundred.
29 Then the tribe of Naphtali: and the captain of the children of Naphtali shall be Ahira the son of Enan.
30 And his host, and those who were numbered of them, were fifty three thousand four hundred.
31 All they who were numbered in the camp of Dan were one hundred and fifty seven thousand six hundred. They shall go hindmost with their standards.
32 These are those who were numbered of the children of Israel by the house of their fathers: all those who were numbered of the camps throughout their hosts were six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty.
33 But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel; as YHWH commanded Moses.
34 And the children of Israel did according to all that YHWH commanded Moses: so they pitched by their standards, and so they set forward, every one after their families, according to the house of their fathers.

Chapter 3

1 These also are the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day that YHWH spoke with Moses in mount Sinai.
2 And these are the names of the sons of Aaron; Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
3 These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests who were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest's office.
4 And Nadab and Abihu died before YHWH, when they offered strange fire before YHWH, in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children: and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest's office in the sight of Aaron their father.
5 And YHWH spoke to Moses,
6 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him.
7 And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, to do the service of the tabernacle.
8 And they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.
9 And you shall give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given to him out of the children of Israel.
10 And you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger who comes nigh shall be put to death.
11 And YHWH told Moses,
12 Note that I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel: therefore the Levites shall be mine;
13 Because all the firstborn are mine; for on the day that I smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I hallowed to me all the firstborn in Israel, both man and beast: they shall be mine: I am YHWH.
14 And YHWH commanded Moses in the wilderness of Sinai,
15 Number the children of Levi after the house of their fathers, by their families: you shall number every male from a month old and upward.
16 And Moses numbered them according to the word of YHWH, 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 Izehar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
20 And the sons of Merari by their families; Mahli, and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to the house of their fathers.
21 Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimites: these are the families of the Gershonites.
22 Those who were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, even those who were numbered of them were seven thousand five hundred.
23 The families of the Gershonites shall pitch behind the tabernacle westward.
24 And the chief of the house of the father of the Gershonites shall be Eliasaph the son of Lael.
25 And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation shall be the tabernacle, and the tent, its covering, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
26 And the hangings of the court, and the curtain for the door of the court, which is by the tabernacle, and by the altar round about, and the cords of it for all its service.
27 And of Kohath was the family of the Amramites, and the family of the Izeharites, and the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites: these are the families of the Kohathites.
28 In the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were eight thousand six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.
29 The families of the sons of Kohath shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle southward.
30 And the chief of the house of the father of the families of the Kohathites shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.
31 And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and the hanging, and all its service.
32 And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be chief over the chief of the Levites, and have the oversight of those who 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 who were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were six thousand two hundred.
35 And the chief of the house of the father of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail: these shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle northward.
36 And under the custody and charge of the sons of Merari shall be the boards of the tabernacle, and its bars, and its pillars, and its sockets, and all its vessels, and all who serve there,
37 And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords.
38 But those who encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger who comes nigh shall be put to death.
39 All who were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron numbered at the commandment of YHWH, throughout their families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty two thousand.
40 And YHWH said to Moses, Number all the firstborn of the males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names.
41 And you shall take the Levites for me (I am YHWH) instead of all the firstborn 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 YHWH commanded him, all the firstborn among the children of Israel.
43 And all the firstborn males by the number of names, from a month old and upward, of those who were numbered of them, were twenty two thousand two hundred and seventy three.
44 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
45 Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle; and the Levites shall be mine: I am YHWH.
46 And for those who are to be redeemed of the two hundred and seventy three of the firstborn of the children of Israel, who are more than the Levites;
47 You shall even take five shekels apiece by the poll, after the shekel of the sanctuary you shall take them: (the shekel is twenty gerahs:)
48 And you shall give the money, wherewith the odd number of them is to be redeemed, to Aaron and to his sons.
49 And Moses took the redemption money of those who were over and above those who were redeemed by the Levites:
50 Of the firstborn of the children of Israel took he the money; one thousand three hundred and sixty five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary:
51 And Moses gave the money of those who were redeemed to Aaron and to his sons, according to the word of YHWH, as YHWH commanded Moses.

Chapter 4

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
2 Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, after their families, by the house of their fathers,
3 From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all who enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.
4 This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation, about the most holy things:
5 And when the camp goes forward, Aaron shall come, and his sons, and they shall take down the covering veil, and cover the ark of testimony with it:
6 And shall put thereon the covering of badgers' skins, and shall spread over it a cloth wholly of blue, and shall put in its staves.
7 And upon the table of showbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and covers to cover withal: and the continual bread shall be on there:
8 And they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put in its staves.
9 And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and the lamps, and the tongs, and the snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels, wherewith they minister to it:
10 And they shall put it and all its vessels within a covering of badgers' skins, 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 badgers' skins, and shall put to its staves:
12 And they shall take all the instruments of ministry, wherewith they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of badgers' skins, 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, wherewith they minister about it, even the censers, the fleshhooks, and the shovels, and the basins, all the vessels of the altar; and they shall spread upon it a covering of badgers' skins, and put to the staves of it.
15 And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation.
16 And to the office of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest pertains the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the daily offering, and the anointing oil, and the oversight of all the tabernacle, and of all that is in it, in the sanctuary, and in its vessels.
17 And YHWH spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
18 Do not cut off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites:
19 But thus do to them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach to 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 when the holy things are covered, lest they die.
21 And YHWH commanded Moses,
22 Take also the sum of the sons of Gershon, throughout the houses of their fathers, by their families;
23 From thirty years old and upward until fifty years old you shall number them; all who enter in to perform the service, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.
24 This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, to serve, and for burdens:
25 And they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tabernacle of the congregation, its covering, and the covering of the badgers' skins that is above upon it, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,
26 And the hangings of the court, and the hanging 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 all that is made for them: so shall they serve.
27 At the appointment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burdens, and in all their service: and you shall appoint to them in charge all their burdens.
28 This is the service of the families of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation: and their charge shall be under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
29 As for the sons of Merari, you shall number them after their families, by the house of their fathers;
30 From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old you shall number them, every one who enters into the service, to do the work of the tabernacle of the congregation.
31 And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tabernacle of the congregation; the boards of the tabernacle, and its bars, and its pillars, and its sockets,
32 And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service: and by name you shall reckon 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 tabernacle of the congregation, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
34 And Moses and Aaron and the chief of the congregation numbered the sons of the Kohathites after their families, and after the house of their fathers,
35 From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, every one who enters into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation:
36 And those who were numbered of them by their families were two thousand seven hundred and fifty.
37 These were they who were numbered of the families of the Kohathites, all who might do service in the tabernacle of the congregation, whom Moses and Aaron did number according to the commandment of YHWH by the hand of Moses.
38 And those who were numbered of the sons of Gershon, throughout their families, and by the house of their fathers,
39 From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, every one who enters into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation,
40 Even those who were numbered of them, throughout their families, by the house of their fathers, were two thousand six hundred and thirty.
41 These are they who were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, of all who might do service in the tabernacle of the congregation, whom Moses and Aaron did number according to the commandment of YHWH.
42 And those who were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, throughout their families, by the house of their fathers,
43 From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, every one who enters into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation,
44 Even those who were numbered of them after their families, were three thousand two hundred.
45 These be those who were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the word of YHWH by the hand of Moses.
46 All those who were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the chief of Israel numbered, after their families, and after the house of their fathers,
47 From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, every one who came to do the service of the ministry, and the service of the burden in the tabernacle of the congregation,
48 Even those who were numbered of them, were eight thousand five hundred and eighty.
49 According to the commandment of YHWH they were numbered by the hand of Moses, every one according to his service, and according to his burden: thus were they numbered of him, as YHWH commanded Moses.

Chapter 5

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one who has an issue, and whosoever is defiled by the dead:
3 You shall put outside the camp both male and female; that they not defile their camps, in the midst whereof I dwell.
4 And the children of Israel did so, and put them out outside the camp: as YHWH spoke to Moses, so did the children of Israel.
5 And YHWH commanded Moses,
6 Speak to the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass against YHWH, and that person be guilty;
7 Then they shall confess their sin which they have done: and he shall recompense his trespass with the principal, and add to it a fifth part, and give it to him against whom he has trespassed.
8 But if the man have no kinsman to recompense the trespass to, let the trespass be recompensed to YHWH, even to the priest; beside the ram of the atonement, whereby an atonement shall be made for him.
9 And every offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel, which they bring to the priest, shall be his.
10 And every man's hallowed things shall be his: whatsoever any man gives the priest, it shall be his.
11 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
12 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him,
13 And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner;
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 to the priest, and he 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 an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance.
16 And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before YHWH:
17 And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water:
18 And the priest shall set the woman before YHWH, and uncover the woman's head, and put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering: and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causes the curse:
19 And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say to the woman, If no man have lain with you, and if you have not gone aside to uncleanness with another instead of your husband, be you free from this bitter water that causes the curse:
20 But if you have gone aside to another instead of your husband, and if you be defiled, and some man have lain with you beside your husband:
21 Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall say to the woman, YHWH make you a curse and an oath among your people, when YHWH does make your thigh to rot, and your belly to swell;
22 And this water that causes the curse shall go into your bowels, to make your belly to swell, and your thigh to rot: And the woman shall say, Amen, amen.
23 And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out with the bitter water:
24 And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causes the curse: and the water that causes the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter.
25 Then the priest shall take the jealousy offering out of the woman's hand, and shall wave the offering before YHWH, and offer it upon the altar:
26 And the priest shall take a handful of the offering, even the memorial, and burn it upon the altar, and afterward shall cause the woman to drink the water.
27 And when he has made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her husband, that the water that causes the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: 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 free, and shall conceive seed.
29 This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goes aside to another instead of her husband, and is defiled;
30 Or when the spirit of jealousy comes upon him, and he be jealous over his wife, and shall set the woman before YHWH, and the priest shall execute upon her all this law.
31 Then shall the man be guiltless from iniquity, and this woman shall bear her iniquity.

Chapter 6

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When either man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves to YHWH:
3 He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.
4 All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk.
5 All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separates himself to YHWH, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.
6 All the days that he separates himself to YHWH he shall come at no 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 the consecration of his Elohim is upon his head.
8 All the days of his separation he is holy to YHWH.
9 And if any man die very suddenly by him, and he has defiled the head of his consecration; 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 turtles, or two young pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation:
11 And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, and make an atonement for him, for he sinned by the dead, and shall hallow his head that same day.
12 And he shall consecrate to YHWH the days of his separation, and shall bring a lamb of the first year for a trespass offering: but the days that were before shall be lost, because his separation was defiled.
13 And this is the law of the Nazarite, when the days of his separation are fulfilled: he shall be brought to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation:
14 And he shall offer his offering to YHWH, 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 wafers of unleavened bread anointed with oil, and their offering, and their drink offerings.
16 And the priest shall bring them before YHWH, and shall offer his sin offering, and his burnt offering:
17 And he shall offer the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings to YHWH, with the basket of unleavened bread: the priest shall offer also his offering, and his drink offering.
18 And the Nazarite shall shave the head of his separation at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall take the hair of the head of his separation, and put it in the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace offerings.
19 And the priest shall take the sodden shoulder of the ram, and one unleavened cake out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them upon the hands of the Nazarite, after the hair of his separation is shaven:
20 And the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before YHWH: this is holy for the priest, with the wave breast and heave shoulder: and after that the Nazarite may drink wine.
21 This is the law of the Nazarite who has vowed, and of his offering to YHWH for his separation, beside that which his hand shall get: according to the vow which he vowed, so he must do after the law of his separation.
22 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
23 Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless the children of Israel, saying to them,
24 YHWH bless you, and keep you:
25 YHWH make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you:
26 YHWH lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.

Chapter 7

1 And it came to pass on the day that Moses had fully set up the tabernacle, and had anointed it, and sanctified it, and all its instruments, the altar and all its vessels, and had anointed them, and sanctified them;
2 That the princes of Israel, heads of the house of their fathers, who were the princes of the tribes, and were over those who were numbered, offered:
3 And they brought their offering before YHWH, six covered wagons, and twelve oxen; a wagon for two of the princes, and for each one an ox: and they brought them before the tabernacle.
4 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
5 Take it of them, that they may be to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; and you shall give them to the Levites, to every man according to his service.
6 And Moses took the wagons and the oxen, and gave them to the Levites.
7 Two wagons and four oxen he gave to the sons of Gershon, according to their service:
8 And four wagons and eight oxen he gave to the sons of Merari, according to their service, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
9 But to the sons of Kohath he gave none: because the service of the sanctuary belonging to them was that they should bear upon their shoulders.
10 And the princes offered for dedicating of the altar in the day that it was anointed, even the princes offered their offering before the altar.
11 And YHWH said to Moses, They shall offer their offering, each prince on his day, for the dedicating of the altar.
12 And he who offered his offering the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah:
13 And his offering was one silver charger, its weight was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them were full of fine flour mingled with oil for an offering:
14 One spoon of ten shekels of gold, full of incense:
15 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
16 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
17 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
18 On the second day Nethaneel the son of Zuar, prince of Issachar, did offer:
19 He offered for his offering one silver charger, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for an offering:
20 One spoon of gold of ten shekels, full of incense:
21 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
22 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
23 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Nethaneel the son of Zuar.
24 On the third day Eliab the son of Helon, prince of the children of Zebulun, did offer:
25 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for an offering:
26 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
27 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
28 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
29 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five 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, did offer:
31 His offering was one silver charger of the weight of a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for an offering:
32 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
33 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
34 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
35 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five 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, did offer:
37 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for an offering:
38 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
39 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
40 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
41 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five 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, offered:
43 His offering was one silver charger of the weight of a hundred and thirty shekels, a silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for an offering:
44 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
45 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
46 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
47 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five 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, offered:
49 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for an offering:
50 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
51 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
52 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
53 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Elishama the son of Ammihud.
54 On the eighth day offered Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, prince of the children of Manasseh:
55 His offering was one silver charger of the weight of a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for an offering:
56 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
57 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
58 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
59 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs 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, offered:
61 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for an offering:
62 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
63 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
64 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
65 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five 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, offered:
67 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for an offering:
68 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
69 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
70 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
71 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
72 On the eleventh day Pagiel the son of Ocran, prince of the children of Asher, offered:
73 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for an offering:
74 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
75 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
76 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
77 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Pagiel the son of Ocran.
78 On the twelfth day Ahira the son of Enan, prince of the children of Naphtali, offered:
79 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for an offering:
80 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:
81 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:
82 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:
83 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Ahira the son of Enan.
84 This was the dedication of the altar, in the day when it was anointed, by the princes of Israel: twelve chargers of silver, twelve silver bowls, twelve spoons of gold:
85 Each charger of silver weighing a hundred and thirty shekels, each bowl seventy: all the silver vessels weighed two thousand four hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary:
86 The golden spoons were twelve, full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, after the shekel of the sanctuary: all the gold of the spoons was a hundred and twenty shekels.
87 All the oxen for the burnt offering were twelve bullocks, the rams twelve, the lambs of the first year twelve, with their offering: and the kids of the goats for sin offering twelve.
88 And all the oxen for the sacrifice of the peace offerings were twenty four bullocks, the rams sixty, the he goats sixty, the lambs of the first year sixty. This was the dedication of the altar, after that it was anointed.
89 And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking to him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spoke to him.

Chapter 8

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Speak to Aaron, and say to him, When you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.
3 And Aaron did so; he lit the lamps over against the candlestick, as YHWH commanded Moses.
4 And this work of the candlestick was of beaten gold, to the shaft, to the flowers, was beaten work: according to the pattern which YHWH had showed Moses, so he made the candlestick.
5 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
6 Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them.
7 And thus you shall do to them, to cleanse them: Sprinkle water of purifying upon them, and let them shave all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and so make themselves clean.
8 Then let them take a young bullock with his offering, even fine flour mingled with oil, and another young bullock you shall take for a sin offering.
9 And you shall bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation: and you shall gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together:
10 And you shall bring the Levites before YHWH: and the children of Israel shall put their hands upon the Levites:
11 And Aaron shall offer the Levites before YHWH for an offering of the children of Israel, that they may execute the service of YHWH.
12 And the Levites shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bullocks: and you shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, to YHWH, to make an atonement for the Levites.
13 And you shall set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for an offering to YHWH.
14 Thus you shall separate the Levites from among the children of Israel: and the Levites shall be mine.
15 And after that the Levites shall go in to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation: and you shall cleanse them, and offer them for an offering.
16 For they are wholly given to me from among the children of Israel; instead of such as open every womb, even instead of the firstborn of all the children of Israel, have I taken them to me.
17 For all the firstborn of the children of Israel are mine, both man and beast: on the day that I smote every firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for myself.
18 And I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of Israel.
19 And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an atonement for the children of Israel: that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come nigh to the sanctuary.
20 And Moses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the children of Israel, did to the Levites according to all that YHWH commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did the children of Israel to them.
21 And the Levites were purified, and they washed their clothes; and Aaron offered them as an offering before YHWH; and Aaron made an atonement for them to cleanse them.
22 And after that went the Levites in to do their service in the tabernacle of the congregation before Aaron, and before his sons: as YHWH had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did they to them.
23 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
24 This is it that belongs to the Levites: from twenty five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service of the tabernacle of the congregation:
25 And from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the service, and shall serve no more:
26 But shall minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of the congregation, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. Thus you shall do to the Levites touching their charge.

Chapter 9

1 And YHWH spoke to 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 also keep the passover at its appointed season.
3 In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, you shall keep it in its appointed season: according to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies, you shall keep it.
4 And Moses spoke to the children of Israel, that they should keep the passover.
5 And they kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that YHWH commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.
6 And there were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of a man, 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 to him, We are defiled by the dead body of a man: wherefore are we kept back, that we may not offer an offering of YHWH in his appointed season among the children of Israel?
8 And Moses said to them, Stand still, and I will hear what YHWH will command concerning you.
9 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
10 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or be in a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the passover to YHWH.
11 The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
12 They shall leave none of it to the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it.
13 But the man who is clean, and is not in a journey, and neglects to keep the passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people: because he did not bring the offering of YHWH in his appointed season, that man shall bear his sin.
14 And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover to YHWH; according to the ordinance of the passover, and according to its manner, so shall he do: you shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him who was born in the land.
15 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until the morning.
16 So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.
17 And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents.
18 At the commandment of YHWH the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of YHWH they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents.
19 And when the cloud remained long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of YHWH, and journeyed not.
20 And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of YHWH they abode in their tents, and according to the commandment of YHWH they journeyed.
21 And so it was, when the cloud abode from even to the morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.
22 Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud remained upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed.
23 At the commandment of YHWH they rested in the tents, and at the commandment of YHWH they journeyed: they kept the charge of YHWH, at the commandment of YHWH by the hand of Moses.

Chapter 10

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Make two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece you shall make them: that you may use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.
3 And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to you at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
4 And if they blow with one trumpet, then the princes, who are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves to you.
5 When you blow an alarm, then the camps that lie on the east parts shall go forward.
6 When you blow an alarm the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys.
7 But when the congregation is to be gathered together, you shall blow, but you 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 an ordinance for ever throughout your generations.
9 And if you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you, then you shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and you shall be remembered before YHWH your Elohim, and you shall be saved from your enemies.
10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, you shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your Elohim: I am YHWH your Elohim.
11 And it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second month, in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from off the tabernacle of the testimony.
12 And the children of Israel took their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran.
13 And they first took their journey according to the commandment of YHWH by the hand of Moses.
14 In the first place went the standard of the camp of the children of Judah according to their armies: and over his host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
15 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethaneel 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 set forward, bearing the tabernacle.
18 And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according to their armies: 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 set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and the other did set up the tabernacle until they came.
22 And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set forward according to their armies: 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 set forward, which was the rearguard of all the camps throughout 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 Ocran.
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 armies, when they set forward.
29 And Moses said to Hobab, the son of Raguel the Midianite, Moses' father in law, We are journeying to the place of which YHWH said, I will give it to you: come you with us, and we will do you good: for YHWH has spoken good concerning Israel.
30 And he said to him, I will not go; but I will depart to my own land, and to my kindred.
31 And he said, Leave us not, I pray you; forasmuch as you know how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and you may be to us instead of eyes.
32 And it shall be, if you go with us, yes, it shall be, that what goodness YHWH shall do to us, the same will we do to you.
33 And they departed from the mount of YHWH three days' journey: and the ark of the covenant of YHWH went before them in the three days' journey, to search out a resting place for them.
34 And the cloud of YHWH was upon them by day, when they went out of the camp.
35 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, YHWH, and let your enemies be scattered; and let those who hate you flee before you.
36 And when it rested, he said, Return, O YHWH, to the many thousands of Israel.

Chapter 11

1 And when the people complained, it displeased YHWH: and YHWH heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of YHWH burnt among them, and consumed those who were in the uttermost parts of the camp.
2 And the people cried to Moses; and when Moses prayed to YHWH, the fire was quenched.
3 And he called the name of the place Taberah : because the fire of YHWH burnt among them.
4 And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?
5 We remember the fish, which we ate in Egypt freely; 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, beside this manna, before our eyes.
7 And the manna was as coriander seed, and its colour as the colour of bdellium.
8 And the people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and made cakes of it: and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil.
9 And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it.
10 Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of YHWH was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased.
11 And Moses said to YHWH, Wherefore have you afflicted your servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people upon me?
12 Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that you should say to me, Carry them in your bosom, as a nursing father bears the sucking child, to the land which you swore to their fathers?
13 Whence should I have flesh to give to all this people? for they weep to me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.
14 I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.
15 And if you deal thus with me, kill me, I pray you, out of hand, if I have found favour in your sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.
16 And YHWH said to Moses, Gather to me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them to the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with you.
17 And I will come down and talk with you there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon you, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you do not bear it yourself alone.
18 And say you to the people, Sanctify yourselves against tomorrow, and you shall eat flesh: for you have wept in the ears of YHWH, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore YHWH will give you flesh, and you shall eat.
19 You shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days;
20 But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome to you: because you have despised YHWH who is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?
21 And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand men; and you have said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.
22 Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them?
23 And YHWH said to Moses, Is YHWH's hand waxed short? You shall see now whether my word shall come to pass to you or not.
24 And Moses went out, and told the people the words of YHWH, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.
25 And YHWH came down in a cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it to the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.
26 But there remained two of the 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 those who were written, but did not go out to the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.
27 And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.
28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them.
29 And Moses said to him, Do you envy for my sake? Would Elohim that all YHWH's people were prophets, and that YHWH would put his spirit upon them!
30 And Moses went into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.
31 And there went forth a wind from YHWH, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day's journey on this side, and as it were a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth.
32 And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he who gathered least gathered ten homers : and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.
33 And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of YHWH was kindled against the people, and YHWH smote the people with a very great plague.
34 And he called the name of that place Kibrothhattaavah : because there they buried the people who lusted.
35 And the people journeyed from Kibrothhattaavah to Hazeroth; and abode at Hazeroth.

Chapter 12

1 And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.
2 And they said, Has YHWH indeed spoken only by Moses? has he not spoken also by us? And YHWH heard it.
3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men who were upon the face of the earth.)
4 And YHWH spoke suddenly to Moses, and to Aaron, and to Miriam, Come out you three to the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out.
5 And YHWH came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, 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 YHWH will make myself known to him in a vision, and will speak to him in a dream.
7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all my house.
8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of YHWH shall he behold: wherefore then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?
9 And the anger of YHWH was kindled against them; and he departed.
10 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.
11 And Aaron said to Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech you, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned.
12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he comes out of his mother's womb.
13 And Moses cried to YHWH, saying, Heal her now, O El, I beseech you.
14 And YHWH said to Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again.
15 And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.
16 And afterward the people removed from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilderness of Paran.

Chapter 13

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Send men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a ruler among them.
3 And Moses by the commandment of YHWH sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men 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, Oshea 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 whom Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua.
17 And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said to them, Journey southward, and go up into the mountain:
18 And see the land, what it is; and the people who dwell in it, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;
19 And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strongholds;
20 And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood in it, or not. And be you of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes.
21 So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, as men come to Hamath.
22 And they ascended by the south, and came to Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
23 And they came to the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.
24 The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from there.
25 And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.
26 And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, to the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word to them, and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land.
27 And they told him, and said, We came to the land where you sent us, and surely it flows with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.
28 Nevertheless the people be strong who dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.
29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.
30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.
31 But the men who went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.
32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched to the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eats up its inhabitants; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.
33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

Chapter 14

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 to them, Would Elohim that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would Elohim we had died in this wilderness!
3 And wherefore has YHWH brought us to this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should 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 those who searched the land, rent their clothes:
7 And they spoke to all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.
8 If YHWH delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it to us; a land which flows with milk and honey.
9 Only do not rebel against YHWH, neither fear the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and YHWH is with us: fear them not.
10 But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of YHWH appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.
11 And YHWH said to Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have showed among them?
12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of you a greater nation and mightier than they.
13 And Moses said to YHWH, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for you brought up this people in your might from among them;)
14 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that you YHWH are among this people, that you YHWH are seen face to face, and that your cloud stands over them, and that you go before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.
15 Now if you shall kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of you will speak, saying,
16 Because YHWH was not able to bring this people into the land which he swore to them, therefore he has slain them in the wilderness.
17 And now, I beseech you, let the power of my YHWH be great, according as you have spoken, saying,
18 YHWH is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation.
19 Pardon, I beseech you, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of your mercy, and as you have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.
20 And YHWH said, I have pardoned according to your word:
21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of YHWH.
22 Because all those men who have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;
23 Surely they shall not see the land which I swore to their fathers, neither shall any of those who provoked me see it:
24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and has followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.
25 (Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) Tomorrow turn, and go into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.
26 And YHWH spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmurs against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me.
28 Say to them, As truly as I live, said YHWH, as you have spoken in my ears, so will I do to you:
29 Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all who were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, who have murmured against me,
30 Doubtless you shall not come into the land, concerning which I swore to make you dwell there, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
31 But your little ones, whom you said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which you have despised.
32 But as for you, your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness.
33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.
34 After the number of the days in which you searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, you shall bear your iniquities, even forty years, and you shall know my breach of promise.
35 I YHWH have said, I will surely do it to all this evil congregation, who 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 search the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up a slander upon the land,
37 Even those men who did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before YHWH.
38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were of the men who went to search the land, lived still.
39 And Moses told these sayings to all the children of Israel: and the people mourned greatly.
40 And they rose up early in the morning, and went to the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will go up to the place which YHWH has promised: for we have sinned.
41 And Moses said, Wherefore now do you transgress the commandment of YHWH? but it shall not prosper.
42 Do not go up, for YHWH is not among you; that you be not smitten before your enemies.
43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and you shall fall by the sword: because you are turned away from YHWH, therefore YHWH will not be with you.
44 But they presumed to go up to the hill top: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of YHWH, and Moses, did not depart out of the camp.
45 Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites who dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and discomfited them, even to Hormah.

Chapter 15

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When you be come into the land of your habitations, which I give to you,
3 And will make an offering by fire to YHWH, a burnt offering, or a sacrifice in performing a vow, or in a freewill offering, or in your solemn feasts, to make a sweet savour to YHWH, of the herd, or of the flock:
4 Then shall he who offers his offering to YHWH bring an offering of a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of a hin of oil.
5 And the fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink offering you shall prepare with the burnt offering or sacrifice, for one lamb.
6 Or for a ram, you shall prepare for an offering two tenth deals of flour mingled with the third part of a hin of oil.
7 And for a drink offering you shall offer the third part of a hin of wine, for a sweet savour to YHWH.
8 And when you prepare a bullock for a burnt offering, or for a sacrifice in performing a vow, or peace offerings to YHWH:
9 Then shall he bring with a bullock an offering of three tenth deals of flour mingled with half a hin of oil.
10 And you shall bring for a drink offering half a hin of wine, for an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour to YHWH.
11 Thus shall it be done for one bullock, or for one ram, or for a lamb, or a kid.
12 According to the number that you shall prepare, so shall you do to every one according to their number.
13 All who are born of the country shall do these things after this manner, in offering an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour to YHWH.
14 And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever be among you in your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour to YHWH; as you do, so he shall do.
15 One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger who sojourns with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as you are, so shall the stranger be before YHWH.
16 One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger who sojourns with you.
17 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
18 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When you come into the land where I bring you,
19 Then it shall be, that, when you eat of the bread of the land, you shall offer up a heave offering to YHWH.
20 You shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for a heave offering: as you do the heave offering of the threshingfloor, so shall you heave it.
21 Of the first of your dough you shall give to YHWH a heave offering in your generations.
22 And if you have erred, and not observed all these commandments, which YHWH has spoken to Moses,
23 Even all that YHWH has commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day that YHWH commanded Moses, and henceforward among your generations;
24 Then it shall be, if anything be committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt offering, for a sweet savour to YHWH, with the offering, and the drink offering, according to the manner, and one kid of the goats for a sin offering.
25 And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance: and they shall bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire to YHWH, and their sin offering before YHWH, for their ignorance:
26 And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the children of Israel, and the stranger who sojourns among them; seeing all the people were in ignorance.
27 And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering.
28 And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that sins ignorantly, when he sins by ignorance before YHWH, to make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him.
29 You shall have one law for him who sins through ignorance, both for him who is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger who sojourns among them.
30 But the soul that does any sin presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproaches YHWH; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
31 Because he has despised the word of YHWH, and has 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 who gathered sticks upon the sabbath day.
33 And they who found him gathering sticks brought him to Moses and Aaron, and to all the congregation.
34 And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him.
35 And YHWH said to Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp.
36 And all the congregation brought him outside the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as YHWH commanded Moses.
37 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
38 Speak to the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:
39 And it shall be to you for a fringe, that you may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of YHWH, and do them; and that you seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you use to go a whoring:
40 That you may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy to your Elohim.
41 I am YHWH your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your Elohim: I am YHWH your Elohim.

Chapter 16

1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:
2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:
3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said to them, You take too much upon yourselves, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and YHWH is among them: why then do you exalt yourselves above the congregation of YHWH?
4 And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:
5 And he spoke to Korah and to all his company, saying, Even tomorrow YHWH will show who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near to him: even him whom he has chosen will he cause to come near to him.
6 Do this ; take censers, Korah, and all his company;
7 And put fire in them, and put incense in them before YHWH tomorrow: and it shall be that the man whom YHWH does choose, he shall be holy: you take too much upon yourselves, you sons of Levi.
8 And Moses said to Korah, Hear, I pray you, you sons of Levi:
9 Seems it but a small thing to you, that the Elohim of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of YHWH, and to stand before the congregation to minister to them?
10 And he has brought you near to him, and all your brethren the sons of Levi with you: and do you seek the priesthood also?
11 For which cause both you and all your company are gathered together against YHWH: and what is Aaron, that you murmur against him?
12 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: who said, We will not come up:
13 Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land that flows with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, nevertheless you make yourself altogether a prince over us?
14 Moreover you have not brought us into a land that flows with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: will you put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.
15 And Moses was very wroth, and said to YHWH, Do not accept their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
16 And Moses said to Korah, Be you and all your company before YHWH, you, and they, and Aaron, tomorrow:
17 And take every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring before YHWH every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; you also, and Aaron, each of you his censer.
18 And they took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the congregation with Moses and Aaron.
19 And Korah gathered all the congregation against them at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of YHWH appeared to all the congregation.
20 And YHWH spoke to Moses and to 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 El, the Elohim of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and will you be wroth with all the congregation?
23 And YHWH warned Moses,
24 Speak to the congregation, saying, Get away from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.
25 And Moses rose up and went to Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him.
26 And he spoke to the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins.
27 So they went up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children.
28 And Moses said, Hereby you shall know that YHWH has sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of my own mind.
29 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then YHWH has not sent me.
30 But if YHWH make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain to them, and they go down quickly into the pit; then you shall understand that these men have provoked YHWH.
31 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground that was under them split asunder:
32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men who appertained to Korah, and all their goods.
33 They, and all who appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.
34 And all Israel who were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.
35 And there came out a fire from YHWH, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who offered incense.
36 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
37 Speak to Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter the fire yonder; for they are hallowed.
38 The censers of these who sinned against their own souls, let them make them broad plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered them before YHWH, therefore they are hallowed: and they shall be a sign to the children of Israel.
39 And Eleazar the priest took the brazen censers, wherewith they who were burnt had offered; and they were made broad plates for a covering of the altar:
40 To be a memorial to the children of Israel, that no stranger, who is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before YHWH; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as YHWH said to him by the hand of Moses.
41 But on the next day all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, You have killed the people of YHWH.
42 And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation: and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of YHWH appeared.
43 And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation.
44 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
45 Get up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. And they fell upon their faces.
46 And Moses said to Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire in it from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly to the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from YHWH; the plague has begun.
47 And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and, behold, the plague had begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people.
48 And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.
49 Now they who died in the plague were fourteen thousand seven hundred, beside those who died about the matter of Korah.
50 And Aaron returned to Moses to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the plague was stayed.

Chapter 17

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their fathers twelve rods: write every man's name upon his rod.
3 And you shall write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.
4 And you shall lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you.
5 And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.
6 And Moses spoke to the children of Israel, and every one of their princes gave him a rod, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.
7 And Moses laid up the rods before YHWH in the tabernacle of witness.
8 And it came to pass, that on the next day Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.
9 And Moses brought out all the rods from before YHWH to all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.
10 And YHWH said to Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; and you shall quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not.
11 And Moses did so: as YHWH commanded him, so did he.
12 And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.
13 Whosoever comes anywhere near the tabernacle of YHWH shall die: shall we be consumed?

Chapter 18

1 And YHWH said to Aaron, You and your sons and your father's house with you shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary: and you and your sons with you shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.
2 And your brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, bring with you, that they may be joined to you, and minister to you: but you and your sons with you shall minister before the tabernacle of witness.
3 And they shall keep your charge, and the charge of all the tabernacle: only they shall not come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the altar, that neither they, nor you also, die.
4 And they shall be joined to you, and keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, for all the service of the tabernacle: and a stranger shall not come nigh to you.
5 And you shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar: that there be no wrath any more upon the children of Israel.
6 And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel: to you they are given as a gift for YHWH, to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
7 Therefore you and your sons with you shall keep your priest's office for every thing of the altar, and within the veil; and you shall serve: I have given your priest's office to you as a service of gift: and the stranger who comes nigh shall be put to death.
8 And YHWH spoke to Aaron, Behold, I also have given you the charge of my heave offerings of all the hallowed things of the children of Israel; to you have I given them by reason of the anointing, and to your sons, by an ordinance for ever.
9 This shall be yours of the most holy things, reserved from the fire: every oblation of theirs, every offering of theirs and every sin offering of theirs, and every trespass offering of theirs, which they shall render to me, shall be most holy for you and for your sons.
10 In the most holy place you shall eat it; every male shall eat it: it shall be holy to you.
11 And this is yours; the heave offering of their gift, with all the wave offerings of the children of Israel: I have given them to you, and to your sons and to your daughters with you, by a statute for ever: every one who is clean in your house shall eat of it.
12 All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the firstfruits of those who they shall offer to YHWH, them have I given you.
13 And whatsoever is first ripe in the land, which they shall bring to YHWH, shall be yours; every one who is clean in your house shall eat of it.
14 Everything devoted in Israel shall be yours.
15 The firstborn, which they bring to YHWH, whether it be of men or beasts, shall be yours: nevertheless the firstborn of man you shall surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts you shall redeem.
16 And those who are to be redeemed from a month old you shall redeem, according to your estimation, for the money of five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs.
17 But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, you shall not redeem; they are holy: you shall sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shall burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savour to YHWH.
18 And the flesh of them shall be yours, as the wave breast and as the right shoulder are yours.
19 All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer to YHWH, have I given you, and your sons and your daughters with you, by a statute for ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever before YHWH to you and to your seed with you.
20 And YHWH spoke to Aaron, You shall have no inheritance in their land, neither shall you have any part among them: I am your part and your inheritance among the children of Israel.
21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
22 Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and die.
23 But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance.
24 But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as a heave offering to YHWH, I have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said to them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
25 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
26 Thus speak to the Levites, and say to them, When you take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall offer up a heave offering of it for YHWH, even a tenth part of the tithe.
27 And this your heave offering shall be reckoned to you, as though it were the grain of the threshingfloor, and as the fulness of the winepress.
28 Thus you also shall offer a heave offering to YHWH of all your tithes, which you receive of the children of Israel; and you shall give YHWH's heave offering to Aaron the priest.
29 Out of all your gifts you shall offer every heave offering of YHWH, of all the best, even the hallowed part out of it.
30 Therefore you shall say to them, When you have heaved the best from it, then it shall be counted to the Levites as the increase of the threshing floor, and as the increase of the winepress.
31 And you shall eat it in every place, you and your households: for it is your reward for your service in the tabernacle of the congregation.
32 And you shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have heaved from it the best of it: neither shall you pollute the holy things of the children of Israel, lest you die.

Chapter 19

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
2 This is the ordinance of the law which YHWH has commanded, saying, Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:
3 And you shall give her to Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth outside the camp, and one shall slay her before his face:
4 And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times:
5 And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn:
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 shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even.
8 And he who burns her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even.
9 And a man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up outside the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.
10 And he who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be to the children of Israel, and to the stranger who sojourns among them, for a statute for ever.
11 He who touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.
12 He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he does not purify himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean.
13 Whosoever touches the dead body of any man who is dead, and purifies not himself, defiles the tabernacle of YHWH; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.
14 This is the law, when a man dies in a tent: all who come into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.
15 And every open vessel, which has no covering bound upon it, is unclean.
16 And whosoever touches one who is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.
17 And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for 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 who were there, and upon him who touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a 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 himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even.
20 But the man who shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he has defiled the sanctuary of YHWH: the water of separation has not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.
21 And it shall be a perpetual statute to them, that he who sprinkles the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he who touches the water of separation shall be unclean until even.
22 And whatsoever the unclean person touches shall be unclean; and the soul that touches it shall be unclean until even.

Chapter 20

1 Then came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the desert 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 gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.
3 And the people chided with Moses, and spoke, saying, Would Elohim that we had died when our brethren died before YHWH!
4 And why have you brought up the congregation of YHWH into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?
5 And wherefore have you made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in to 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 to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of YHWH appeared to them.
7 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
8 Take the rod, and gather the assembly together, you, and Aaron your brother, and speak to the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and you shall bring forth to them water out of the rock: so you shall give the congregation and their beasts drink.
9 And Moses took the rod from before YHWH, as he commanded him.
10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said to them, Hear now, you rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?
11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
12 And YHWH spoke to Moses and Aaron, Because you did not believe me, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
13 This is the water of Meribah, because the children of Israel strove with YHWH, and he was sanctified in them.
14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, Thus said your brother Israel, You know all the travail that has befallen us:
15 How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:
16 And when we cried to YHWH, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and has brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of your border:
17 Let us pass, I pray you, through your country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king's highway, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed your borders.
18 And Edom said to him, You shall not pass by me, lest I come out against you with the sword.
19 And the children of Israel said to him, We will go by the highway: and if I and my cattle drink of your water, then I will pay for it: I will only, without doing any thing else, go through on my feet.
20 And he said, You shall not go through. And Edom came out against him with many 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 the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, and came to mount Hor.
23 And YHWH spoke to Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying,
24 Aaron shall be gathered to his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given to the children of Israel, because you rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah.
25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up to mount Hor:
26 And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered to his people, and shall die there.
27 And Moses did as YHWH 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 mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.

Chapter 21

1 And when king Arad the Canaanite, who dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners.
2 And Israel vowed a vow to YHWH, and said, If you will indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.
3 And YHWH hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and he called the name of the place Hormah.
4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was very discouraged because of the way.
5 And the people spoke against Elohim, and against Moses, Wherefore have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no food, neither is there any water; and our soul loathes this light food.
6 And YHWH sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many people of Israel died.
7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against YHWH, and against you; pray to YHWH, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
8 And YHWH said to Moses, Make a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one who is bitten, when he looks upon it, shall live.
9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
10 And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in Oboth.
11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and pitched at Ijeabarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the sunrising.
12 They journeyed from there, and pitched in the valley of Zared.
13 They moved from there, and pitched on the other side of Arnon, which is in the wilderness that comes out of the coasts 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 YHWH, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,
15 And at the stream of the brooks that goes down to the dwelling of Ar, and lies upon the border of Moab.
16 And from there they went to Beer: that is the well whereof YHWH spoke to Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water.
17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing to it:
18 The princes dug the well, the nobles of the people dug it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their staves. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah:
19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and from Nahaliel to Bamoth:
20 And from Bamoth in the valley that is in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looks toward Jeshimon.
21 And Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,
22 Let me pass through your land: we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we will not drink of the waters of the well: but we will go along by the king's highway, until we be past your borders.
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 he came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel.
24 And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon to Jabbok, even to 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 its villages.
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 to Arnon.
27 Wherefore they who speak in proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared:
28 For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon: it has consumed Ar of Moab, and The Lords ("Baalim") of the high places of Arnon.
29 Woe to you, Moab! you are undone, O people of Chemosh: he has given his sons who escaped, and his daughters, into captivity to Sihon king of the Amorites.
30 We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even to Dibon, and we have laid them waste even to Nophah, which reaches to Medeba.
31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.
32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and they took the villages, and drove out the Amorites who 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 the battle at Edrei.
34 And YHWH said to Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into your hand, and all his people, and his land; and you shall do to him as you did to 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 alive: and they possessed his land.

Chapter 22

1 And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in the plains of Moab on this side Jordan by 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 distressed because of the children of Israel.
4 And Moab said to the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all who are round about us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time.
5 He sent messengers therefore to Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of 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 you, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse 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 to Balaam, and spoke to him the words of Balak.
8 And he said to them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as YHWH shall speak to me: and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam.
9 And Elohim came to Balaam, and said, What men are these with you?
10 And Balaam said to Elohim, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent to me, saying,
11 Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covers the face of the earth: come now, curse them for me; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out.
12 And Elohim said to Balaam, You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people: for they are blessed.
13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said to the princes of Balak, Go into your land: for YHWH refuses to give me leave to go with you.
14 And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went to Balak, and said, Balaam refuses 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 said Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray you, hinder you from coming to me:
17 For I will promote you to very great honour, and I will do whatsoever you say to me: come therefore, I pray you, curse this people for me.
18 And Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of YHWH my Elohim, to do less or more.
19 Now therefore, I pray you, linger you also here this night, that I may know what YHWH will say to me more.
20 And Elohim came to Balaam at night, and said to him, If the men come to call you, rise up, and go with them; but yet the word which I shall say to you, that you shall do.
21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.
22 And Elohim's anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of YHWH stood 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 YHWH standing in the way, and 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 But the angel of YHWH stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.
25 And when the ass saw the angel of YHWH, she thrust herself to the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again.
26 And the angel of YHWH 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 when the ass saw the angel of YHWH, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.
28 And YHWH opened the mouth of the ass, and she said to Balaam, What have I done to you, that you have smitten me these three times?
29 And Balaam said to the ass, Because you have mocked me: I would there were a sword in my hand, for now would I kill you.
30 And the ass said to Balaam, Am not I your ass, upon which you have ridden ever since I was yours to this day? was I ever wont to do so to you? And he said, No.
31 Then YHWH opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of YHWH standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.
32 And the angel of YHWH said to him, Why have you smitten your ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand you, because your way is perverse before me:
33 And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times: if she had not turned from me, surely now also I had slain you, and saved her alive.
34 And Balaam said to the angel of YHWH, I have sinned; for I did not know that you stood in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease you, I will go back again.
35 And the angel of YHWH said to Balaam, Go with the men: but only the word that I shall speak to you, that you shall speak. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.
36 And when Balak heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at a city of Moab, which is in the border of Arnon, which is in the utmost coast.
37 And Balak said to Balaam, Did I not earnestly send to you to call you? Why did you not come to me? Am I not able indeed to promote you to honour?
38 And Balaam said to Balak, Lo, I have come to you: have I now any power at all to say any thing? the word that Elohim puts in my mouth, that shall I speak.
39 And Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kirjathhuzoth.
40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes who were with him.
41 And it came to pass on the next day, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of The Lord ("Baal") that from there he might see the utmost part of the people.

Chapter 23

1 And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen 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 to Balak, Stand by your burnt offering, and I will go: peradventure YHWH will come to meet me: and whatsoever he shows me I will tell you. And he went to a high place.
4 And Elohim met Balaam: and he said to him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon every altar a bullock and a ram.
5 And YHWH put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak.
6 And he returned to him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab.
7 And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab has brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel.
8 How shall I curse, whom El has not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom YHWH has not defied?
9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.
10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!
11 And Balak said to Balaam, What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and, behold, you have blessed them altogether.
12 And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which YHWH has put in my mouth?
13 And Balak said to him, Come, I pray you, with me to another place, from whence you may see them: you shall see but the utmost part of them, and shall not see them all: and curse me them from there.
14 And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.
15 And he said to Balak, Stand here by your burnt offering, while I meet YHWH yonder.
16 And YHWH met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again to Balak, and say thus.
17 And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said to him, What has YHWH spoken?
18 And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken to me, you son of Zippor:
19 El is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it? or has he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he has blessed; and I cannot reverse it.
21 He has not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither has he seen perverseness in Israel: YHWH his Elohim is with him, and the shout of a king is among them.
22 El brought them out of Egypt; he has as it were the strength of a unicorn.
23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What has El wrought!
24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.
25 And Balak said to Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.
26 But Balaam answered and said to Balak, Did I not tell you, All that YHWH speaks, that I must do?
27 And Balak said to Balaam, Come, I pray you, I will bring you to another place; peradventure it will please Elohim that you may curse them for me from there.
28 And Balak brought Balaam to the top of Peor, that looks toward Jeshimon.
29 And Balaam said to 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 a bullock and a ram on every altar.

Chapter 24

1 And when Balaam saw that it pleased YHWH to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.
2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of Elohim came upon him.
3 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor has said, and the man whose eyes are open has said:
4 He has said, who heard the words of El, who saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:
5 How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, and your tabernacles, O Israel!
6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which YHWH has planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.
7 He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.
8 El brought him forth out of Egypt; he has as it were the strength of a unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.
9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he who blesses you, and cursed is he who curses you.
10 And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he smote his hands together: and Balak said to Balaam, I called you to curse my enemies, and, behold, you have altogether blessed them these three times.
11 Therefore now flee to your place: I thought to promote you to great honour; but, lo, YHWH has kept you back from honour.
12 And Balaam said to Balak, Did I not also speak to your messengers which you sent to me, saying,
13 If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of YHWH, to do either good or bad of my own mind; but what YHWH said, that will I speak?
14 And now, behold, I go to my people: come therefore, and I will inform you what this people shall do to your people in the latter days.
15 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor has said, and the man whose eyes are open has said:
16 He has said, who heard the words of El, and knew the knowledge of the most High, who saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:
17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.
19 Out of Jacob shall come he who shall have dominion, and shall destroy him who remains of the city.
20 And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever.
21 And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is your dwelling place, and you put your nest in a rock.
22 Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, until Asshur shall carry you away captive.
23 And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when El does this!
24 And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever.
25 And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak also went his way.

Chapter 25

1 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.
2 And they called the people to the sacrifices of their elohim: and the people ate, and bowed down to their elohim.
3 And Israel joined himself to The Lord of Peor ("Baalpeor") and the anger of YHWH was kindled against Israel.
4 And YHWH said to Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before YHWH against the sun, that the fierce anger of YHWH may be turned away from Israel.
5 And Moses said to the judges of Israel, Slay your men who were joined to The Lord of Peor ("Baalpeor").
6 And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought to his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
7 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand;
8 And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.
9 And those who died in the plague were twenty four thousand.
10 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I did not consume the children of Israel in my jealousy.
12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give to him my covenant of peace:
13 And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his Elohim, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.
14 Now the name of the Israelite who was slain, even who was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites.
15 And the name of the Midianitish woman who was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head over a people, and of a chief house in Midian.
16 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
17 Vex the Midianites, and smite them:
18 For they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister, who was slain in the day of the plague for Peor's sake.

Chapter 26

1 And it came to pass after the plague, that YHWH spoke to Moses and to 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, throughout their fathers' house, all who are able to go to war in Israel.
3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,
4 Take the sum of the people, from twenty years old and upward; as YHWH commanded Moses and the children of Israel, who went forth out of the land of Egypt.
5 Reuben, the eldest son of Israel: the children of Reuben; Hanoch, of whom comes 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 who were numbered of them were forty three thousand seven hundred and thirty.
8 And the sons of Pallu; Eliab.
9 And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This is that Dathan and Abiram, who were notorious in the congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they strove against YHWH:
10 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, when the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign.
11 Notwithstanding the children of Korah did not die.
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 Zarhites: of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.
14 These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty two thousand two hundred.
15 The children 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 children of Gad according to those who were numbered of them, forty thousand five hundred.
19 The sons of Judah were 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 Pharez, the family of the Pharzites: of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites.
21 And the sons of Pharez 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 who were numbered of them, seventy six thousand five hundred.
23 Of the sons of Issachar after their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites: of Pua, 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 who were numbered of them, sixty four thousand three hundred.
26 Of the sons of Zebulun after their families: of Sered, the family of the Sardites: 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 who were numbered of them, sixty thousand five hundred.
28 The sons of Joseph after their families were Manasseh and Ephraim.
29 Of the sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites: and Machir fathered Gilead: of Gilead come the family of the Gileadites.
30 These are the sons of Gilead: of Jeezer, the family of the Jeezerites: 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 those who were numbered of them, fifty two thousand seven hundred.
35 These are the sons of Ephraim after their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthalhites: of Becher, the family of the Bachrites: 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 who were numbered of them, thirty two thousand 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 Shupham, 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: and of Naaman, the family of the Naamites.
41 These are the sons of Benjamin after their families: and they who were numbered of them were forty five thousand 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 who were numbered of them, were sixty four thousand four hundred.
44 Of the children of Asher after their families: of Jimna, the family of the Jimnites: of Jesui, the family of the Jesuites: 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 Sarah.
47 These are the families of the sons of Asher according to those who were numbered of them; who were fifty three thousand four hundred.
48 Of 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 who were numbered of them were forty five thousand four hundred.
51 These were the number of the children of Israel, six hundred and one thousand seven hundred and thirty.
52 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
53 To these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.
54 To many you shall give the more inheritance, and to few you shall give the less inheritance: to every one shall his inheritance be given according to those who were numbered of him.
55 Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: they shall inherit according to the names of the tribes of their fathers.
56 According to the lot shall the possession be divided between many and few.
57 And these are they who 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 the Levites: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korathites. And Kohath fathered Amram.
59 And the name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, whom her mother bare to Levi in Egypt: and she bare to Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister.
60 And to Aaron was born Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
61 And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before YHWH.
62 And those who were numbered of them were twenty three thousand, all males from a month old and upward: for they were not numbered among the children of Israel, because there was no inheritance given to them among the children of Israel.
63 These are they who were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho.
64 But among these there was not a man of those whom Moses and Aaron the priest numbered, when they numbered the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai.
65 For YHWH 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.

Chapter 27

1 Then came 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, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,
3 Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of those who gathered themselves together against YHWH in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons.
4 Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he has no son? Give to us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.
5 And Moses brought their cause before YHWH.
6 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
7 The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: you shall surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father's brethren; and you shall cause the inheritance of their father to pass to them.
8 And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then you shall cause his inheritance to pass to his daughter.
9 And if he have no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brethren.
10 And if he have no brethren, then you shall give his inheritance to his father's brethren.
11 And if his father have no brethren, then you shall give his inheritance to his kinsman who is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be for the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as YHWH commanded Moses.
12 And YHWH said to Moses, Go up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the children of Israel.
13 And when you have seen it, you also shall be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother was gathered.
14 For you rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.
15 And Moses spoke to YHWH, saying,
16 Let YHWH, the Elohim of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,
17 who may go out before them, and who may go in before them, and who may lead them out, and who may bring them in; that the congregation of YHWH be not as sheep which have no shepherd.
18 And YHWH said to Moses, Take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay your 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 you shall put some of your honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.
21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before YHWH: 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 YHWH 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 YHWH commanded by the hand of Moses.

Chapter 28

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Command the children of Israel, and say to them, My offering, and my food for my sacrifices made by fire, for a sweet savour to me, you shall observe to offer to me in their due season.
3 And you shall say to them, This is the offering made by fire which you shall offer to YHWH; two lambs of the first year without spot day by day, for a continual burnt offering.
4 The one lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the other lamb you shall offer at even;
5 And a tenth part of an ephah of flour for an offering, mingled with the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil.
6 It is a continual burnt offering, which was ordained in mount Sinai for a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire to YHWH.
7 And the drink offering shall be the fourth part of a hin for the one lamb: in the holy place shall you cause the strong wine to be poured to YHWH for a drink offering.
8 And the other lamb you shall offer at even: as the offering of the morning, and as the drink offering, you shall offer it, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour to YHWH.
9 And on the sabbath day two lambs of the first year without spot, and two tenth deals of flour for an offering, mingled with oil, and the drink offering:
10 This is the burnt offering of every sabbath, beside the continual burnt offering, and the drink offering.
11 And in the beginnings of your months you shall offer a burnt offering to YHWH; two young bullocks, and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot;
12 And three tenth deals of flour for an offering, mingled with oil, for one bullock; and two tenth deals of flour for an offering, mingled with oil, for one ram;
13 And a several tenth deal of flour mingled with oil for an offering with one lamb; for a burnt offering of a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire to YHWH.
14 And their drink offerings shall be half a hin of wine with a bullock, and the third part of a hin with a ram, and a fourth part of a hin with a lamb: this is the burnt offering of every month throughout the months of the year.
15 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering to YHWH shall be offered, beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.
16 And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of YHWH.
17 And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.
18 In the first day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no manner of servile work in it:
19 But you shall offer a sacrifice made by fire for a burnt offering to YHWH; two young bullocks, and one ram, and seven lambs of the first year: they shall be without blemish:
20 And their offering shall be of flour mingled with oil: three tenth deals you shall offer for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram;
21 A several tenth deal shall you offer for every lamb, throughout the seven lambs:
22 And one goat for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you.
23 You shall offer these beside the burnt offering in the morning, which is for a continual burnt offering.
24 After this manner you shall offer daily, throughout the seven days, the of the sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour to YHWH: it shall be offered beside the continual burnt offering, and the drink offering.
25 And on the seventh day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work.
26 Also in the day of the firstfruits, when you bring a new offering to YHWH, after your weeks be out, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work:
27 But you shall offer the burnt offering for a sweet savour to YHWH; two young bullocks, one ram, seven lambs of the first year;
28 And their offering of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals for one bullock, two tenth deals for one ram,
29 A several tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs;
30 And one kid of the goats, to make an atonement for you.
31 You shall offer them beside the continual burnt offering, and his offering, (they shall be without blemish) and their drink offerings.

Chapter 29

1 And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets for you.
2 And you shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet savour to YHWH; one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year without blemish:
3 And their offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram,
4 And one tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs:
5 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you:
6 Beside the burnt offering of the month, and his offering, and the daily burnt offering, and his offering, and their drink offerings, according to their manner, for a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire to YHWH.
7 And you shall have on the tenth day of this seventh month a holy convocation; and you shall afflict your souls: you shall not do any work in it:
8 But you shall offer a burnt offering to YHWH for a sweet savour; one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year; they shall be without blemish:
9 And their offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals to a bullock, and two tenth deals to one ram,
10 Several tenth deals for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs:
11 One kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the sin offering of atonement, and the continual burnt offering, and the offering of it, and their drink offerings.
12 And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work, and you shall keep a feast to YHWH seven days:
13 And you shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour to YHWH; thirteen young bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year; they shall be without blemish:
14 And their offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals for every bullock of the thirteen bullocks, two tenth deals to each ram of the two rams,
15 And several tenth deals to each lamb of the fourteen lambs:
16 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, the offering, and the drink offering.
17 And on the second day you shall offer twelve young bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without spot:
18 And their offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:
19 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and the food offering, and their drink offerings.
20 And on the third day eleven bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish;
21 And their offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:
22 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and its offering, and its drink offering.
23 And on the fourth day ten bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish:
24 Their offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:
25 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, its offering, and its drink offering.
26 And on the fifth day nine bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without spot:
27 And their offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:
28 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and its offering, and its drink offering.
29 And on the sixth day eight bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish:
30 And their offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:
31 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, its offering, and its drink offering.
32 And on the seventh day seven bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish:
33 And their offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:
34 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, its offering, and its drink offering.
35 On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly: you shall do no servile work in it:
36 But you shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour to YHWH: one bullock, one ram, seven lambs of the first year without blemish:
37 Their offering and their drink offerings for the bullock, for the ram, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:
38 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and its offering, and its drink offering.
39 These things you shall do for YHWH in your set feasts, beside your vows, and your freewill offerings, for your burnt offerings, and for your offerings, and for your drink offerings, and for your peace offerings.
40 And Moses told the children of Israel according to all that YHWH commanded Moses.

Chapter 30

1 And Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which YHWH has commanded.
2 If a man vow a vow to YHWH, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
3 If a woman also vow a vow to YHWH, and bind herself by a bond, being in her father's house in her youth;
4 And her father hear her vow, and her bond wherewith she has bound her soul, and her father shall hold his peace at her: then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she has bound her soul shall stand.
5 But if her father disallow her in the day that he hears; none of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she has bound her soul, shall stand: and YHWH shall forgive her, because her father disallowed her.
6 And if she had at all a husband, when she vowed, or uttered any thing out of her lips, wherewith she bound her soul;
7 And her husband heard it,and held his peace at her in the day that he heard it: then her vows shall stand, and her bonds wherewith she bound her soul shall stand.
8 But if her husband disallowed her on the day that he heard it; then he shall make her vow which she vowed, and that which she uttered with her lips, wherewith she bound her soul, of no effect: and YHWH shall forgive her.
9 But every vow of a widow, and of her who is divorced, wherewith they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.
10 And if she vowed in her husband's house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath;
11 And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her, and disallowed her not: then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she bound her soul shall stand.
12 But if her husband has utterly made them void on the day he heard them; then whatsoever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her husband has made them void; and YHWH shall forgive her.
13 Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.
14 But if her husband altogether hold his peace at her from day today; then he establishes all her vows, or all her bonds, which are upon her: he confirms them, because he held his peace at her in the day that he heard them.
15 But if he shall any ways make them void after that he has heard them; then he shall bear her iniquity.
16 These are the statutes, which YHWH commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between the father and his daughter, being yet in her youth in her father's house.

Chapter 31

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward you shall be gathered to your people.
3 And Moses spoke to the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves to the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge YHWH of Midian.
4 Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, you shall 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 to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the trumpets to blow in his hand.
7 And they warred against the Midianites, as YHWH commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.
8 And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of those who were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.
9 And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods.
10 And they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all their goodly castles, with fire.
11 And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men and of beasts.
12 And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil, to Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and to the congregation of the children of Israel, to the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by Jordan near Jericho.
13 And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation, went to meet them outside the camp.
14 And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, who came from the battle.
15 And Moses said to them, Have you saved all the women alive?
16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against YHWH in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of YHWH.
17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him.
18 But all the women children, who have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
19 And abide outside the camp seven days: whosoever has killed any person, and whosoever has touched any slain, purify both yourselves and your captives on the third day, and on the seventh day.
20 And purify all your clothing, and all that is made of skins, and all work of goats' hair, and all things made of wood.
21 And Eleazar the priest said to the men of war who went to the battle, This is the ordinance of the law which YHWH commanded Moses;
22 Only the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead,
23 Every thing that may abide the fire, you shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean: nevertheless it shall be purified with the water of separation: and all that is destroyed by fire you shall make go through the water.
24 And you shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and you shall be clean, and afterward you shall come into the camp.
25 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
26 Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast, you, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief fathers of the congregation:
27 And divide the prey into two parts; between those who took the war upon them, who went out to battle, and between all the congregation:
28 And levy a tribute to YHWH of the men of war who went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the cattle, and of the asses, and of the sheep:
29 Take it of their half, and give it to Eleazar the priest, for a heave offering of YHWH.
30 And of the children of Israel's half, you shall take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the oxen, of the asses, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them to the Levites, who keep the charge of the tabernacle of YHWH.
31 And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as YHWH commanded Moses.
32 And the booty, being the rest of the prey which the men of war had caught, was six hundred and seventy five thousand sheep.
33 And seventy two thousand oxen,
34 And sixty one thousand asses,
35 And thirty two thousand persons in all, of women who were virgins.
36 And the half, which was the portion of those who went out to war, was in number three hundred and thirty seven thousand five hundred sheep:
37 And YHWH's tribute of the sheep was six hundred and seventy five.
38 And the oxen were thirty six thousand; of which YHWH's tribute was seventy two.
39 And the asses were thirty thousand five hundred; of which YHWH's tribute was sixty one.
40 And the persons were sixteen thousand; of which YHWH's tribute was thirty two persons.
41 And Moses gave the tribute, which was YHWH's heave offering, to Eleazar the priest, as YHWH commanded Moses.
42 And of the children of Israel's half, which Moses divided from the men who warred,
43 (Now the half that pertained to the congregation was three hundred and thirty seven thousand five hundred sheep,
44 And thirty six thousand oxen,
45 And thirty thousand five hundred asses,
46 And sixteen thousand persons;)
47 Even of the children of Israel's half, Moses took one portion of fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them to the Levites, who kept the charge of the tabernacle of YHWH; as YHWH commanded Moses.
48 And the officers who were over thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, came to Moses:
49 And they said to Moses, Your servants have counted the men of war who are under our charge, and none is missing.
50 We have therefore brought an oblation for YHWH, what every man has gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement for our souls before YHWH.
51 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them, even all wrought jewels.
52 And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to YHWH, 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 spoil, 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 tabernacle of the congregation, for a memorial for the children of Israel before YHWH.

Chapter 32

1 Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of Jazer, and the land of Gilead, that the place was a place for cattle;
2 The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spoke to Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and to the princes of the congregation, saying,
3 Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Shebam, and Nebo, and Beon,
4 Even the country which YHWH smote before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle, and your servants have cattle:
5 Wherefore, said they, if we have found grace in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession, and not take us over Jordan.
6 And Moses said to the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall you sit here?
7 And wherefore discourage the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which YHWH has given them?
8 Thus did your fathers, when I sent them from Kadeshbarnea to see the land.
9 For when they went up to the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which YHWH had given them.
10 And YHWH's anger was kindled the same time, and he swore, saying,
11 Surely none of the men who came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me:
12 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the son of Nun: for they have wholly followed YHWH.
13 And YHWH's anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, who had done evil in the sight of YHWH, was consumed.
14 And, behold, you are risen up in your fathers' stead, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of YHWH toward Israel.
15 For if you turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and you shall destroy all this people.
16 And they came to him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:
17 But we ourselves will go ready armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them to their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
18 We will not return to our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited every man his inheritance.
19 For we will not inherit with them on yonder side Jordan, or forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side Jordan eastward.
20 And Moses said to them, If you will do this thing, if you will go armed before YHWH to war,
21 And will go all of you armed over Jordan before YHWH, until he has driven out his enemies from before him,
22 And the land be subdued before YHWH: then afterward you shall return, and be guiltless before YHWH, and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before YHWH.
23 But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against YHWH: and be sure your sin will find you out.
24 Build cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do what you have proposed.
25 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spoke to Moses, saying, Your servants will do as my lord commands.
26 Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the cities of Gilead:
27 But your servants will pass over, every man armed for war, before YHWH to battle, as my lord said.
28 So concerning them Moses commanded Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel:
29 And Moses said to them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben will pass with you over Jordan, every man armed to battle, before YHWH, and the land shall be subdued before you; then you 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 YHWH has said to your servants, so will we do.
32 We will pass over armed before YHWH into the land of Canaan, that the possession of our inheritance on this side of the Jordan may be ours.
33 And Moses gave to them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and to half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, with its cities in the coasts, even the cities of the country round about.
34 And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,
35 And Atroth, Shophan, and Jaazer, and Jogbehah,
36 And Bethnimrah, and Bethharan, fenced cities: and folds for sheep.
37 And the children of Reuben built Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Kirjathaim,
38 And Nebo, and Baalmeon, (their names being changed,) and Shibmah: and gave other names to the cities which they built.
39 And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and took it, and dispossessed the Amorite who was in it.
40 And Moses gave Gilead to Machir the son of Manasseh; and he dwelt there.
41 And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the small towns, and called them Havothjair.
42 And Nobah went and took Kenath, and its villages, and called it Nobah, after his own name.

Chapter 33

1 These are the journeys of the children of Israel, who went forth out of the land of Egypt with their armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron.
2 And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of YHWH: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.
3 And they departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the next day after the passover the children of Israel went out with a high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians.
4 For the Egyptians buried all their firstborn, whom YHWH had smitten among them: upon their elohim also YHWH executed judgments.
5 And the children of Israel moved from Rameses, and pitched in Succoth.
6 And they departed from Succoth, and pitched in Etham, which is in the edge of the wilderness.
7 And they departed from Etham, and turned again towards Pihahiroth, which is before Baalzephon: and they pitched before Migdol.
8 And they departed from before Pihahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and went three days' journey in the wilderness of Etham, and pitched in Marah.
9 And they moved from Marah, and came to Elim: and in Elim were twelve fountains of water, and seventy palm trees; and they pitched there.
10 And they moved from Elim, and encamped by the Red sea.
11 And they moved from the Red sea, and encamped in the wilderness of Sin.
12 And they took their journey out of the wilderness of Sin, and encamped in Dophkah.
13 And they departed from Dophkah, and encamped in Alush.
14 And they removed from Alush, and encamped at Rephidim, where was no water for the people to drink.
15 And they departed from Rephidim, and pitched in the wilderness of Sinai.
16 And they moved from the desert of Sinai, and pitched at Kibrothhattaavah.
17 And they departed from Kibrothhattaavah, and encamped at Hazeroth.
18 And they departed from Hazeroth, and pitched in Rithmah.
19 And they departed from Rithmah, and pitched at Rimmonparez.
20 And they departed from Rimmonparez, and pitched in Libnah.
21 And they removed from Libnah, and pitched at Rissah.
22 And they journeyed from Rissah, and pitched in Kehelathah.
23 And they went from Kehelathah, and pitched in mount Shapher.
24 And they travelled from mount Shapher, and encamped in Haradah.
25 And they moved from Haradah, and pitched in Makheloth.
26 And they moved from Makheloth, and encamped at Tahath.
27 And they departed from Tahath, and pitched at Tarah.
28 And they moved from Tarah, and pitched in Mithcah.
29 And they went from Mithcah, and pitched in Hashmonah.
30 And they departed from Hashmonah, and encamped at Moseroth.
31 And they departed from Moseroth, and pitched in Benejaakan.
32 And they moved from Benejaakan, and encamped at Horhagidgad.
33 And they went from Horhagidgad, and pitched in Jotbathah.
34 And they moved from Jotbathah, and encamped at Ebronah.
35 And they departed from Ebronah, and encamped at Eziongaber.
36 And they moved from Eziongaber, and pitched in the wilderness of Zin, which is Kadesh.
37 And they moved 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 YHWH, and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the first day of the fifth month.
39 And Aaron was a hundred and twenty three years old when he died in mount Hor.
40 And king Arad the Canaanite, who dwelt in the south in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel.
41 And they departed from mount Hor, and pitched in Zalmonah.
42 And they departed from Zalmonah, and pitched in Punon.
43 And they departed from Punon, and pitched in Oboth.
44 And they departed from Oboth, and pitched in Ijeabarim, in the border of Moab.
45 And they departed from Iim, and pitched in Dibongad.
46 And they removed from Dibongad, and encamped in Almondiblathaim.
47 And they removed from Almondiblathaim, and pitched in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo.
48 And they departed from the mountains of Abarim, and pitched in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho.
49 And they pitched by Jordan, from Bethjesimoth even to Abelshittim in the plains of Moab.
50 And YHWH spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,
51 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When you are passed over Jordan into the land of Canaan;
52 Then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places:
53 And you shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell there: for I have given you the land to possess it.
54 And you shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families: and to the more you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance: every man's inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falls; you shall inherit according to the tribes of your fathers.
55 But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those whom you let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein you dwell.
56 Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do to you, as I thought to do to them.

Chapter 34

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 Command the children of Israel, and say to them, When you come into the land of Canaan; (this is the land that shall fall to you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan with its coasts:)
3 Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward:
4 And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and the going forth shall be from the south to Kadeshbarnea, and shall go on to Hazaraddar, and pass on to Azmon:
5 And the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon to the river of Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the sea.
6 And as for the western border, you shall even 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 you shall point out for you mount Hor:
8 From mount Hor you shall point out your border to the entrance of Hamath; and the goings forth of the border shall be to Zedad:
9 And the border shall go on to Ziphron, and the goings out of it shall be at Hazarenan: this shall be your north border.
10 And you shall point out your east border from Hazarenan to Shepham:
11 And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall descend, and shall reach to the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward:
12 And the border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea: this shall be your land with the coasts round about.
13 And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is the land which you shall inherit by lot, which YHWH commanded to give to the nine tribes, and to the half tribe:
14 For the tribe of the children of Reuben according to the house of their fathers, and the tribe of the children of Gad according to the house of their fathers, have received their inheritance; and the half tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance:
15 The two tribes and the half tribe have received their inheritance on this side Jordan near Jericho eastward, toward the sunrising.
16 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
17 These are the names of the men who shall divide the land to you: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.
18 And you shall take one ruler of every tribe, to divide the land by inheritance.
19 And the names of the men are these: 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 the ruler of the tribe of the children of Dan, Bukki the son of Jogli.
23 The ,pl3 ruler prince of the children of Joseph, for the tribe of the children of Manasseh, Hanniel the son of Ephod.
24 And the ruler of the tribe of the children of Ephraim, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan.
25 And the ruler of the tribe of the children of Zebulun, Elizaphan the son of Parnach.
26 And the ruler of the tribe of the children of Issachar, Paltiel the son of Azzan.
27 And the ruler of the tribe of the children of Asher, Ahihud the son of Shelomi.
28 And the ruler of the tribe of the children of Naphtali, Pedahel the son of Ammihud.
29 These are they whom YHWH commanded to divide the inheritance for the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.

Chapter 35

1 And YHWH spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,
2 Command the children of Israel, that they give to the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and you shall give also to the Levites suburbs for the cities round about them.
3 And they shall have the cities to dwell in; and the suburbs shall be for their cattle, and for their goods, and for all their animals.
4 And the suburbs of the cities, which you shall give to the Levites, shall reach from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits round about.
5 And you shall measure from outside the city on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the south side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits; and the city shall be in the midst: this shall be to them the suburbs of the cities.
6 And among the cities which you shall give to the Levites there shall be six cities for refuge, which you shall appoint for the manslayer, that he may flee there: and to them you shall add forty two cities.
7 So all the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty eight cities: give them with their suburbs.
8 And the cities which you shall give shall be of the possession of the children of Israel: from those who have many. you shall give many; but from those who have few, you shall give few: every one shall give of his cities to the Levites according to his inheritance.
9 And YHWH spoke to Moses, saying,
10 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When you be come over Jordan into the land of Canaan;
11 Then you shall appoint cities to be cities of refuge for you; that the slayer may flee there, who kills any person accidentally.
12 And they shall be to you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the congregation in judgment.
13 And of these cities which you shall give, six cities shall you have for refuge.
14 You shall give three cities on this side of the Jordan, and three cities you shall give in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge.
15 These six cities shall be a refuge, both for the children of Israel, and for the stranger, and for the sojourner among them: that every one who kills any person unawares may flee there.
16 And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.
17 And if he smite him with throwing a stone, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.
18 Or if he smite him with a hand weapon of wood, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.
19 The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he meets him, he shall slay him.
20 But if he thrust him of hatred, or hurl at him by laying of wait, that he die;
21 Or in enmity smite him with his hand, that he die: he who smote him shall surely be put to death; for he is a murderer: the revenger of blood shall slay the murderer, when he meets him.
22 But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or have cast upon him any thing without laying of wait,
23 Or with any stone, wherewith a man may die, seeing him not, and cast it upon him, that he die, and was not his enemy, neither sought his harm:
24 Then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the revenger of blood according to these judgments:
25 And the congregation shall deliver the slayer out of the hand of the revenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to the city of his refuge, where he was fled: and he shall abide in it to the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil.
26 But if the slayer shall at any time come outside the border of the city of his refuge, where he was fled;
27 And the revenger of blood find him outside the borders of the city of his refuge, and the revenger of blood kill the slayer; he shall not be guilty of blood:
28 Because he should have remained in the city of his refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the slayer shall return into the land of his possession.
29 So these things shall be for a statute of judgment for you throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
30 Whoso kills any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die.
31 Moreover you shall take no substitute for the life of a murderer, who is guilty of death: but he shall be surely put to death.
32 And you shall take no substitute for him who is fled to the city of his refuge, that he should come again to dwell in the land, until the death of the priest.
33 So you shall not pollute the land wherein you are: for blood defiles the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed in it, but by the blood of him who shed it.
34 Therefore do not defile the land which you shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I YHWH dwell among the children of Israel.

Chapter 36

1 And the chief fathers of the families of the children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spoke before Moses, and before the rulers, the chief fathers of the children of Israel:
2 And they said, YHWH commanded my lord to give the land for an inheritance by lot to the children of Israel: and my lord was commanded by YHWH to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother to his daughters.
3 And if they be married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then their inheritance shall be taken from the inheritance of our fathers, and shall be put to the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are received: so shall it be taken from the lot of our inheritance.
4 And when the jubilee of the children of Israel arrives, then their inheritance shall be put with the inheritance of the tribe into which they marry, so shall 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 YHWH, saying, The tribe of the sons of Joseph has said well.
6 This is the thing which YHWH does command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them marry to whom they think best; but only within the family of the tribe of their father.
7 So the inheritance of the children of Israel shall not move from tribe to tribe: for every one of the children of Israel shall keep himself to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.
8 And every daughter, who possesses an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife to one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers.
9 Neither shall the inheritance move from one tribe to another tribe; but every one of the tribes of the children of Israel shall keep himself to his own inheritance.
10 Even as YHWH commanded Moses, so the daughters of Zelophehad complied:
11 For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married to their father's brothers' sons:
12 And 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 judgments, which YHWH commanded by the hand of Moses to the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho.

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Chapter 1

1 The words which Moses spoke to all Israel on this side of the Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.
2 (There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir to Kadeshbarnea.)
3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spoke to the children of Israel, according to all that YHWH had given him in commandment to them;
4 After he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, who dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei:
5 On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses began to declare this law, saying,
6 YHWH our Elohim spoke to us in Horeb, saying, You have dwelt long enough in this mount:
7 Turn, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and to all the places near there, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and to Lebanon, to the great river, the river Euphrates.
8 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which YHWH swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give to them and to their descendants after them.
9 And I spoke to you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone:
10 YHWH your Elohim has multiplied you, and, behold, you are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
11 (YHWH Elohim of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as you are, and bless you, as he has promised you!)
12 How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?
13 Take wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
14 And you answered me, and said, The thing which you have spoken is good for us to do.
15 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.
16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger who is with him.
17 You shall not respect persons in judgment; but you shall hear the small as well as the great; you shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is Elohim's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it to me, and I will hear it.
18 And I commanded you at that time all the things which you should do.
19 And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and terrible wilderness, which you saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as YHWH our Elohim commanded us; and we came to Kadeshbarnea.
20 And I said to you, You are come to the mountain of the Amorites, which YHWH our Elohim gives to us.
21 Behold, YHWH your Elohim has set the land before you: go up and possess it, as YHWH Elohim of your fathers has said to you; fear not, neither be discouraged.
22 And you came near to me every one of you, and said, We will send men before us, and they shall search out the land for us, and bring us word again by what way we ought to go up, and into what cities we shall come.
23 And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:
24 And they turned and went up into the mountain, and came to the valley of Eshcol, and searched it out.
25 And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought it down to us, and brought us word again, and said, It is a good land which YHWH our Elohim does give us.
26 Notwithstanding you would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of YHWH your Elohim:
27 And you murmured in your tents, and said, Because YHWH hated us, he has brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.
28 Where shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people are greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.
29 Then I said to you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.
30 YHWH your Elohim who goes before you, he shall fight for you, in the same way that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes;
31 And in the wilderness, where you have seen how YHWH your Elohim bare you, as a man does bear his son, in all the way that you went, until you came into this place.
32 Yet in this thing you did not believe YHWH your Elohim,
33 Who went in the way before you, to search out a place for you to pitch your tents, in fire by night, to show you by what way you should go, and in a cloud by day.
34 And YHWH heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and swore,
35 Surely none of the men of this evil generation shall see that good land, which I swore to give to your fathers,
36 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and I will give to him the land that he has trodden upon, and to his children, because he has wholly followed YHWH.
37 Also YHWH was angry with me for your sakes, saying, You also shall not go in there.
38 But Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall go in: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.
39 Moreover your little ones, whom you said should be a prey, and your children, who in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in there, and to them I will give it, and they shall possess it.
40 But as for you, turn, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.
41 Then you answered and said to me, We have sinned against YHWH, we will go up and fight, according to all that YHWH our Elohim commanded us. And when you had girded on every man his weapons of war, you were ready to go up into the hill.
42 And YHWH said to me, Say to them, Do not go up, neither fight; for I am not among you; lest you be smitten before your enemies.
43 So I spoke to you; and you would not hear, but rebelled against the commandment of YHWH, and went presumptuously up into the hill.
44 And the Amorites, who dwelt in that mountain, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even to Hormah.
45 And you returned and wept before YHWH; but YHWH would not hearken to your voice, nor give ear to you.
46 So you abode in Kadesh many days, according to the days that you abode there.

Chapter 2

1 Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as YHWH spoke to me: and we compassed mount Seir many days.
2 And YHWH spoke to me, saying,
3 You have compassed this mountain long enough: turn northward.
4 And command the people, saying, You are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, who dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take good heed to yourselves therefore:
5 Do not meddle with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I have given mount Seir to Esau for a possession.
6 You shall buy food of them for money, that you may eat; and you shall also buy water of them for money, that you may drink.
7 For YHWH your Elohim has blessed you in all the works of your hand: he knows your walking through this great wilderness: these forty years YHWH your Elohim has been with you; you have lacked nothing.
8 And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, who dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, and from Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.
9 And YHWH said to me, Do not distress the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give you of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar to the children of Lot for a possession.
10 The Emims dwelt in it in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims;
11 who also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims.
12 The Horims also dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the children of Esau succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead; as Israel did to the land of his possession, which YHWH gave to them.
13 Now rise up, I said, and go over the brook Zered. And we went over the brook Zered.
14 And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, was thirty eight years; until all the generation of the men of war died out from among the congregation, as YHWH swore to them.
15 For indeed the hand of YHWH was against them, to destroy them from among the congregation, 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 YHWH spoke to me, saying,
18 You are to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab, this day:
19 And when you come nigh over against the children of Ammon, do not distress them, nor meddle with them: for I will not give you any possession of the land of the children of Ammon; because I have given it to the children of Lot for a possession.
20 (That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt in it in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;
21 A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but YHWH destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:
22 As he did to the children of Esau, who dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the Horims from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even to this day:
23 And the Avims who dwelt in Hazerim, even to Azzah, the Caphtorims, who came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)
24 Rise up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.
25 This day I will begin to put the dread of you and the fear of you upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of you, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of you.
26 And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
27 Let me pass through your land: I will go along by the high way, I will neither turn to the right hand nor to the left.
28 You shall sell me food for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink: only I will pass through on my feet;
29 (As the children of Esau who dwell in Seir, and the Moabites who dwell in Ar, did to me;) until I shall pass over Jordan into the land which YHWH our Elohim gives us.
30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for YHWH your Elohim hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into your hand, as appears this day.
31 And YHWH said to me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before you: begin to possess, that you may inherit his land.
32 Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz.
33 And YHWH our Elohim delivered him 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 the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain:
35 Only the cattle we took for a prey to ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we took.
36 From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the city that is by the river, even to Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us: YHWH our Elohim delivered all to us:
37 Only to the land of the children of Ammon you did not come, nor to any place of the river Jabbok, nor to the cities in the mountains, nor to whatsoever YHWH our Elohim forbad us.

Chapter 3

1 Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.
2 And YHWH said to me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into your hand; and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon.
3 So YHWH our Elohim delivered into our hands 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 did not take from them, sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
5 All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; besides a great many of walled towns.
6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of every city.
7 But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves.
8 And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites the land that was on this side of the Jordan, from the river of Arnon to mount Hermon;
9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it Shenir;)
10 All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, to Salchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was its length, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.
12 And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities there, I gave to the Reubenites and to the Gadites.
13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, I gave to the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.
14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob to the coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after his own name, Bashanhavothjair, to this day.
15 And I gave Gilead to Machir.
16 And to the Reubenites and to the Gadites I gave half the valley from Gilead even to the river Arnon, and the border even to the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;
17 The plain also, and Jordan, and its coast, from Chinnereth even to the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdothpisgah eastward.
18 And I commanded you at that time, saying, YHWH your Elohim has given you this land to possess it: you shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all who are fit for the war.
19 But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle, (for I know that you have many cattle,) shall abide in your cities which I have given you;
20 Until YHWH have given rest to your brethren, as well as to you, and until they also possess the land which YHWH your Elohim has given them beyond Jordan: and then shall you return every man to his possession, which I have given you.
21 And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Your eyes have seen all that YHWH your Elohim has done to these two kings: so shall YHWH do to all the kingdoms where you pass.
22 You shall not fear them: for YHWH your Elohim he shall fight for you.
23 And I besought YHWH at that time, saying,
24 O Adonai YHWiH, you have begun to show your servant your greatness, and your mighty hand: for what El is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to your works, and according to your might?
25 I pray you, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.
26 But YHWH was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and YHWH said to me, Let it suffice you; speak no more to me of this matter.
27 Go up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up your eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with your eyes: for you shall 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 you shall see.
29 So we abode in the valley over against Bethpeor.

Chapter 4

1 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, to the statutes and to the judgments, which I teach you, to do them, that you may live, and go in and possess the land which YHWH Elohim of your fathers gives you.
2 You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish anything from it, that you may keep the commandments of YHWH your Elohim which I command you.
3 Your eyes have seen what YHWH did because of The Lord of Peor ("Baalpeor" in KJV) for all the men who followed The Lord of Peor ("Baalpeor" in KJV) YHWH your Elohim has destroyed them from among you.
4 But you who did cleave to YHWH your Elohim are alive every one of you this day.
5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as YHWH my Elohim commanded me, that you should do so in the land where you go to possess it.
6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
7 For what nation is there so great, who has Elohim so nigh to them, as YHWH our Elohim is in all things that we call upon him for?
8 And what nation is there so great, that has statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
9 Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life: but teach them to your sons, and your sons' sons;
10 Specially the day that you stood before YHWH your Elohim in Horeb, when YHWH said to me, Gather the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to revere me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.
11 And you came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire into the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
12 And YHWH spoke to you out of the midst of the fire: you heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only you heard a voice.
13 And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.
14 And YHWH commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that you might do them in the land where you go over to possess it.
15 Take therefore good heed to yourselves; for you saw no manner of similitude on the day that YHWH spoke to you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:
16 Lest you corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, the similitude 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 flies in the air,
18 The likeness of any thing that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:
19 And lest you lift up your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, should be driven to worship them, and serve them, which YHWH your Elohim has divided to all nations under the whole heaven.
20 But YHWH has taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be to him a people of inheritance, as you are this day.
21 Furthermore YHWH was angry with me for your sakes, and swore that I should not go over the Jordan, and that I should not go in to that good land, which YHWH your Elohim gives you for an inheritance:
22 But I must die in this land, I must not go over the Jordan: but you shall go over, and possess that good land.
23 Take heed to yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of YHWH your Elohim, which he made with you, and make yourselves a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which YHWH your Elohim has forbidden you.
24 For YHWH your Elohim is a consuming fire, even a jealous El.
25 When you shall beget children, and children's children, and you shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of YHWH your Elohim, to provoke him to anger:
26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto you go over the Jordan to possess it; you shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
27 And YHWH shall scatter you among the nations, and you shall be left few in number among the heathen, where YHWH shall lead you.
28 And there you shall serve elohim, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
29 But if from there you shall seek YHWH your Elohim, you shall find him, if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.
30 When you are in tribulation, and all these things are come upon you, even in the latter days, if you turn to YHWH your Elohim, and shall be obedient to his voice;
31 (For YHWH your Elohim is a merciful El;) he will not forsake you, neither destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which he swore to them.
32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that Elohim created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven to the other, whether there has been any such thing as this great thing is, or has been heard like it?
33 Did ever people hear the voice of Elohim speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live?
34 Or has Elohim attempted to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by tests, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that YHWH your Elohim did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
35 To you it was shown, that you might know that YHWH he is Elohim; there is none else beside him.
36 Out of heaven he made you to hear his voice, that he might instruct you: and upon earth he showed you his great fire; and you heard his words out of the midst of the fire.
37 And because he loved your fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought you out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt;
38 To drive out nations from before you greater and mightier than you are, to bring you in, to give you their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.
39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in your heart, that YHWH he is Elohim in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.
40 You shall therefore keep his statutes, and his commandments, which I command you this day, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days upon the earth, which YHWH your Elohim gives you, for ever.
41 Then Moses dedicated three cities on this side of the Jordan toward the sun rising;
42 That the slayer might flee there, who should kill his neighbour unawares, and did not hate him in times past; and that fleeing to one of these cities he might live:
43 Namely, Bezer (H1221: an inaccessible spot) in the wilderness, in the plain country, of the Reubenites; and Ramoth (H7216: heights) in Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan (H1474: captive) in Bashan, of 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 judgments, which Moses spoke to the children of Israel, after they came forth out of Egypt,
46 On this side Jordan, in the valley over against Bethpeor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, after they were come forth out of Egypt:
47 And they possessed his land, and the land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, who were on this side of the Jordan toward the sun rising;
48 From Aroer, which is by the bank of the river Arnon, even to mount Sion, which is Hermon,
49 And all the plain on this side of the Jordan eastward, even to the sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah.

Chapter 5

1 And Moses called all Israel, and said to them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that you may learn them, and keep, and do them.
2 YHWH our Elohim made a covenant with us in Horeb.
3 YHWH did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.
4 YHWH talked with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire,
5 (I stood between YHWH and you at that time, to show you the word of YHWH: for you were afraid by reason of the fire, and did not go up into the mount;) saying,
6 I am YHWH your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
7 You shall have no other elohim before me.
8 You shall not make any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
9 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I YHWH your Elohim am a jealous El, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
10 And showing mercy to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
11 You shall not take the name of YHWH your Elohim in vain: for YHWH will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as YHWH your Elohim has commanded you.
13 Six days you shall labour, and do all your work:
14 But the seventh day is the sabbath of YHWH your Elohim: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your ox, nor your ass, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates; that your manservant and your maidservant may rest as well as you.
15 And remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt, and that YHWH your Elohim brought you out from there through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore YHWH your Elohim commanded you to keep the sabbath day.
16 Honour your father and your mother, as YHWH your Elohim has commanded you; that your days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with you, in the land which YHWH your Elohim gives you.
17 You shall not kill.
18 Neither shall you commit adultery.
19 Neither shall you steal.
20 Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbour.
21 Neither shall you desire your neighbour's wife, neither shall you covet your neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is your neighbour's.
22 These words YHWH spoke to all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them to me.
23 And it came to pass, when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that you came near to me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;
24 And you said, Behold, YHWH our Elohim has 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 Elohim does talk with man, and he lives.
25 Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire will consume us: if we hear the voice of YHWH our Elohim any more, then we shall die.
26 For who is there of all flesh, who has heard the voice of the living Elohim speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?
27 Go near, and hear all that YHWH our Elohim shall say: and speak to us all that YHWH our Elohim shall speak to you; and we will hear it, and do it.
28 And YHWH heard the voice of your words, when you spoke to me; and YHWH said to me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken to you: they have well said all that they have spoken.
29 O that there were such a heart in them, that they would revere me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!
30 Go say to them, Go into your tents again.
31 But as for you, stand here by me, and I will speak to you all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.
32 You shall observe to do therefore as YHWH your Elohim has commanded you: you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
33 You shall walk in all the ways which YHWH your Elohim has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.

Chapter 6

1 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which YHWH your Elohim commanded to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you go to possess it:
2 That you might love with awe YHWH your Elohim, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, you, and your son, and your son's son, all the days of your life; and that your days may be prolonged.
3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with you, and that you may increase mightily, as YHWH Elohim of your fathers has promised you, in the land that flows with milk and honey.
4 Hear, O Israel: YHWH our Elohim is one YHWH:
5 And you shall love YHWH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.
6 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart:
7 And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.
8 And you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
9 And you shall write them upon the posts of your house, and on your gates.
10 And it shall be, when YHWH your Elohim shall have brought you into the land which he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you great and goodly cities, which you did not build.
11 And houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, and wells dug, which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees, which you did not plant; when you shall have eaten and be full;
12 Then beware lest you forget YHWH, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
13 You shall revere YHWH your Elohim, and serve him, and shall swear by his name.
14 You shall not go after other elohim, of the elohim of the people who are round about you;
15 (For YHWH your Elohim is a jealous El among you) lest the anger of YHWH your Elohim be kindled against you, and destroy you from off the face of the earth.
16 You shall not test YHWH your Elohim, as you tested him in Massah.
17 You shall diligently keep the commandments of YHWH your Elohim, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he has commanded you.
18 And you shall do that which is right and good in the sight of YHWH: that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land which YHWH swore to your fathers,
19 To cast out all your enemies from before you, as YHWH has spoken.
20 And when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which YHWH our Elohim has commanded you?
21 Then you shall say to your son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and YHWH brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand:
22 And YHWH showed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes:
23 And he brought us out from there, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he swore to our fathers.
24 And YHWH commanded us to do all these statutes, to revere YHWH our Elohim, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.
25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before YHWH our Elohim, as he has commanded us.

Chapter 7

1 When YHWH your Elohim shall bring you into the land where you go to possess it, and has cast out many nations before you, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you;
2 And when YHWH your Elohim shall deliver them before you; you shall smite them, and utterly destroy them; you shall make no covenant with them, nor show mercy to them:
3 Neither shall you make marriages with them; your daughter you shall not give to his son, nor his daughter shall you take to your son.
4 For they will turn away your son from following me, that they may serve other elohim: so will the anger of YHWH be kindled against you, and destroy you suddenly.
5 But thus shall you deal with them; you shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
6 For you are a holy people to YHWH your Elohim: YHWH your Elohim has chosen you to be a special people to himself, above all people who are upon the face of the earth.
7 YHWH did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all people:
8 But because YHWH loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn to your fathers, has YHWH brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
9 Know therefore that YHWH your Elohim, he is Elohim, the faithful El, who keeps covenant and mercy with those who love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
10 And repays those who hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him who hates him, he will repay him to his face.
11 You shall therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command you this day, to do them.
12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if you hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that YHWH your Elohim shall keep with you the covenant and the mercy which he swore to your fathers:
13 And he will love you, and bless you, and multiply you: he will also bless the fruit of your womb, and the fruit of your land, your grain, and your wine, and your oil, the increase of your kine, and the flocks of your sheep, in the land which he swore to your fathers to give you.
14 You shall be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.
15 And YHWH will take away from you all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which you know, upon you; but will lay them upon all those who hate you.
16 And you shall consume all the people whom YHWH your Elohim shall deliver to you; your eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shall you serve their elohim; for that will be a snare to you.
17 If you shall say in your heart, These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them?
18 You shall not be afraid of them: but shall well remember what YHWH your Elohim did to Pharaoh, and to all Egypt;
19 The great temptations which your eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm, whereby YHWH your Elohim brought you out: so shall YHWH your Elohim do to all the people of whom you are afraid.
20 Moreover YHWH your Elohim will send the hornet among them, until they who are left, and hide themselves from you, be destroyed.
21 You shall not be frightened of them: for YHWH your Elohim is among you, a mighty El and terrible.
22 And YHWH your Elohim will put out those nations before you by little and little: you may not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon you.
23 But YHWH your Elohim shall deliver them to you, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed.
24 And he shall deliver their kings into your hand, and you shall destroy their name from under heaven: no man shall be able to stand before you, until you have destroyed them.
25 The graven images of their elohim you shall burn with fire: you shall not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it to you, lest you be snared there: for it is an abomination to YHWH your Elohim.
26 Neither shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be a cursed thing like it: but you shall utterly detest it, and you shall utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.

Chapter 8

1 All the commandments which I command you this day you shall observe to do, that you may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which YHWH swore to your fathers.
2 And you shall remember all the way which YHWH your Elohim led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, and to test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments, or not.
3 And he humbled you, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you did not know, neither did your fathers know; that he might make you know that man does not live by bread only, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of YHWH does man live.
4 Your clothing did not wear out upon you, neither did your foot swell, these forty years.
5 You shall also consider in your heart, that, as a man chastens his son, so YHWH your Elohim chastens you.
6 Therefore you shall keep the commandments of YHWH your Elohim, to walk in his ways, and to revere him with awe.
7 For YHWH your Elohim brings you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of olive oil, and honey;
9 A land wherein you shall eat bread without scarceness, you shall not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you may dig brass.
10 When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless YHWH your Elohim for the good land which he has given you.
11 Beware that you do not forget YHWH your Elohim, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command you this day:
12 Lest when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses, and dwelt in them;
13 And when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied;
14 Then your heart be lifted up, and you forget YHWH your Elohim, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
15 Who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint;
16 Who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that he might humble you, and that he might test you, to do you good at your latter end;
17 And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth.
18 But you shall remember YHWH your Elohim: for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
19 And it shall be, if you do at all forget YHWH your Elohim, and walk after other elohim, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish.
20 As the nations which YHWH destroys before your face, so shall you perish; because you would not be obedient to the voice of YHWH your Elohim.

Chapter 9

1 Hear, O Israel: You are to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than yourself, cities great and fenced up to heaven,
2 A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom you know, and of whom you have heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak!
3 Understand therefore this day, that YHWH your Elohim is he who goes over before you; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before your face: so shall you drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as YHWH has said to you.
4 Do not speak in your heart, after YHWH your Elohim has cast them out from before you, saying, For my righteousness YHWH has brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations YHWH drives them out from before you.
5 Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations YHWH your Elohim does drive them out from before you, and that he may perform the word which YHWH swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
6 Understand therefore, that YHWH your Elohim does not give you this good land to possess it for your righteousness; for you are a stiffnecked people.
7 Remember, and do not forget, how you provoked YHWH your Elohim to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that you departed out of the land of Egypt, until you came to this place, you have been rebellious against YHWH.
8 Also in Horeb you provoked YHWH to wrath, so that YHWH was angry 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 YHWH made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I did neither eat bread nor drank water:
10 And YHWH delivered to me two tables of stone written with the finger of Elohim; and on them was written according to all the words, which YHWH 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 YHWH gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant.
12 And YHWH said to me, Arise, go down quickly; for your people whom you have brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image.
13 Furthermore YHWH spoke to 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 you 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, you had sinned against YHWH your Elohim, and had made a molten calf: you had turned aside quickly out of the way which YHWH had commanded you.
17 And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and broke them before your eyes.
18 And I fell down before YHWH, as at the first, forty days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which you sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of YHWH, to provoke him to anger.
19 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith YHWH was wroth against you to destroy you. But YHWH hearkened to me at that time also.
20 And YHWH 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 you had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust: and I cast its dust into the brook that descended out of the mount.
22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibrothhattaavah, you provoked YHWH to wrath.
23 Likewise when YHWH sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then you rebelled against the commandment of YHWH your Elohim, and you did not believe him, nor hearken to his voice.
24 You have been rebellious against YHWH from the day that I knew you.
25 Thus I fell down before YHWH forty days and forty nights, as I fell down at the first; because YHWH had said he would destroy you.
26 I prayed therefore to YHWH, and said, O Adonai YHWiH, do not destroy your people and your inheritance, which you have redeemed through your greatness, which you have brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
27 Remember your servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; do not look to the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin:
28 Lest the land whence you brought us out say, Because YHWH was not able to bring them into the land which he promised them, and because he hated them, he has brought them out to slay them in the wilderness.
29 Yet they are your people and your inheritance, which you brought out by your mighty power and by your stretched out arm.

Chapter 10

1 At that time YHWH said to me, Hew two tables of stone like the first, and come up to me into the mount, and make an ark of wood.
2 And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which you break, and you shall put them in the ark.
3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like 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 commandments, which YHWH spoke to you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and YHWH gave them to 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 YHWH commanded me.
6 And the children of Israel took their journey from Beeroth of the children of Jaakan to Mosera: there Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest's office in his stead.
7 From there they journeyed to Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters.
8 At that time YHWH separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of YHWH, to stand before YHWH to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day.
9 Wherefore Levi has no part nor inheritance with his brethren; YHWH is his inheritance, according as YHWH your Elohim promised him.
10 And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty days and forty nights; and YHWH hearkened to me at that time also, and YHWH would not destroy you.
11 And YHWH said to me, Arise, take your journey before the people, that they may go in and possess the land, which I swore to their fathers to give to them.
12 And now, Israel, what does YHWH your Elohim require of you, but to revere YHWH your Elohim, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve YHWH your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul,
13 To keep the commandments of YHWH, and his statutes, which I command you this day for your good?
14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is YHWH's your Elohim, the earth also, with all that is in it.
15 Only YHWH had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.
16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
17 For YHWH your Elohim is Elohim of elohim, and Adonai of adonai, a great El, a mighty, and a terrible, who does not regard persons, nor takes a bribe:
18 He executes the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loves the stranger, in giving him food and clothing.
19 Therefore love the stranger: for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
20 You shall fear YHWH your Elohim; him you shall serve, and to him shall you cleave, and swear by his name.
21 He is your praise, and he is your Elohim, who has done for you these great and terrible things, which your eyes have seen.
22 Your fathers went down into Egypt with seventy persons; and now YHWH your Elohim has made you as the stars of heaven for multitude.

Chapter 11

1 Therefore you shall love YHWH your Elohim, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, always.
2 And know this day: for I do not speak with your children who have not known, and who have not seen the chastisement of YHWH your Elohim, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm,
3 And his miracles, and his acts, which he did in the midst of Egypt to Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and to all his land;
4 And what he did to the army of Egypt, to 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 YHWH has destroyed them to this day;
5 And what he did to you in the wilderness, until you came into this place;
6 And what he did to 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 all the substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel:
7 But your eyes have seen all the great acts of YHWH which he did.
8 Therefore you shall keep all the commandments which I command you this day, that you may be strong, and go in and possess the land, where you go to possess it;
9 And that you may prolong your days in the land, which YHWH swore to your fathers to give to them and to their seed, a land that flows with milk and honey.
10 For the land, where you go in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence you came out, where you sowed your seed, and watered it with your foot, as a garden of herbs:
11 But the land, where you go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinks water of the rain of heaven:
12 A land which YHWH your Elohim cares for: the eyes of YHWH your Elohim are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even to the end of the year.
13 And it shall come to pass, If you shall hearken diligently to my commandments which I command you this day, to love YHWH your Elohim, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,
14 That I will give you the rain of your land in due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, and your wine, and your oil.
15 And I will send grass in your fields for your cattle, that you may eat and be full.
16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and you turn aside, and serve other elohim, and worship them;
17 And then YHWH's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land not yield her fruit; and lest you perish quickly from off the good land which YHWH gives you.
18 Therefore you shall lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
19 And you shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
20 And you shall write them upon the door posts of your house, and upon your gates:
21 That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which YHWH swore to your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
22 For if you shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love YHWH your Elohim, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave to him;
23 Then YHWH will drive out all these nations from before you, and you shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.
24 Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even to the uttermost sea shall your coast be.
25 There shall no man be able to stand before you: for YHWH your Elohim shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that you shall tread upon, as he has said to you.
26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;
27 A blessing, if you obey the commandments of YHWH your Elohim, which I command you this day:
28 And a curse, if you will not obey the commandments of YHWH your Elohim, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other elohim, which you have not known.
29 And it shall come to pass, when YHWH your Elohim has brought you in to the land where you go to possess it, that you shall put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal.
30 Are they not on the other side of the Jordan, by the way where the sun goes down, in the land of the Canaanites, who dwell in the champaign over against Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh?
31 For you shall pass over the Jordan to go in to possess the land which YHWH your Elohim gives you, and you shall possess it, and dwell there.
32 And you shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments which I set before you this day.

Chapter 12

1 These are the statutes and judgments, which you shall observe to do in the land, which YHWH Elohim of your fathers gives you to possess it, all the days that you live upon the earth.
2 You shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which you shall possess served their elohim, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree:
3 And you shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and you shall hew down the graven images of their elohim, and destroy the names of them out of that place.
4 You shall not do so to YHWH your Elohim.
5 But to the place which YHWH your Elohim shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even to his habitation you shall seek, and there you shall come:
6 And there you shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks:
7 And there you shall eat before YHWH your Elohim, and you shall rejoice in all that you put your hand to, you and your households, wherein YHWH your Elohim has blessed you.
8 You shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes.
9 For you are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which YHWH your Elohim gives you.
10 But when you go over the Jordan, and dwell in the land which YHWH your Elohim gives you to inherit, and when he gives you rest from all your enemies round about, so that you dwell in safety;
11 Then there shall be a place which YHWH your Elohim shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; there you shall bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which you vow to YHWH:
12 And you shall rejoice before YHWH your Elohim, you, and your sons, and your daughters, and your menservants, and your maidservants, and the Levite who is within your gates; forasmuch as he has no part nor inheritance with you.
13 Take heed to yourself that you do not offer your burnt offerings in every place that you see:
14 But in the place which YHWH shall choose in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I command you.
15 Notwithstanding you may kill and eat flesh in all your gates, whatsoever your soul desires, according to the blessing of YHWH your Elohim which he has given you: the unclean and the clean may eat of it, as of the roebuck, and as of the hart.
16 Only you shall not eat the blood; you shall pour it upon the earth as water.
17 You may not eat within your gates the tithe of your grain, or of your wine, or of your oil, or the firstlings of your herds or of your flock, nor any of your vows which you vow, nor your freewill offerings, or heave offering of your hand:
18 But you must eat them before YHWH your Elohim in the place which YHWH your Elohim shall choose, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your maidservant, and the Levite who is within your gates: and you shall rejoice before YHWH your Elohim in all that you put your hands to.
19 Take heed to yourself that you do not forsake the Levite as long as you live upon the earth.
20 When YHWH your Elohim shall enlarge your border, as he has promised you, and you shall say, I will eat flesh, because your soul longs to eat flesh; you may eat flesh, whatsoever your soul desires.
21 If the place which YHWH your Elohim has chosen to put his name there be too far from you, then you shall kill of your herd and of your flock, which YHWH has given you, as I have commanded you, and you shall eat in your gates whatsoever your soul desires.
22 Even as the roebuck and the hart is eaten, so you shall eat them: the unclean and the clean shall eat of them alike.
23 Only be sure that you do not eat the blood: for the blood is the life; and you may not eat the life with the flesh.
24 You shall not eat it; you shall pour it upon the earth as water.
25 You shall not eat it; that it may go well with you, and with your children after you, when you shall do that which is right in the sight of YHWH.
26 Only your holy things which you have, and your vows, you shall take, and go to the place which YHWH shall choose.
27 And you shall offer your burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of YHWH your Elohim: and the blood of your sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar of YHWH your Elohim, and you shall eat the flesh.
28 Observe and hear all these words which I command you, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you for ever, when you do that which is good and right in the sight of YHWH your Elohim.
29 When YHWH your Elohim shall cut off the nations from before you, where you go to possess them, and you succeed them, and dwell in their land;
30 Take heed to yourself that you be not snared by following them, after they be destroyed from before you; and that you inquire not after their elohim, saying, How did these nations serve their elohim? even so I will do likewise.
31 You shall not do so to YHWH your Elohim: for every abomination to YHWH, which he hates, have they done to their elohim; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their elohim.
32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: you shall not add to it nor diminish from it.

Chapter 13

1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder,
2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spoke to you, saying, Let us go after other elohim, which you have not known, and let us serve them;
3 You shall not hearken to the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for YHWH your Elohim tests you, to know whether you love YHWH your Elohim with all your heart and with all your soul.
4 You shall walk after YHWH your Elohim, and revere him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and you shall serve him, and cleave to him.
5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he has spoken to turn you away from YHWH your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust you out of the way which YHWH your Elohim commanded you to walk in. So shall you put the evil away from the midst of you.
6 If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend, who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other elohim, which you have not known, you, nor your fathers;
7 Namely, of the elohim of the people who are round about you, nigh to you, or far off from you, from the one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth;
8 You shall not consent to him, nor hearken to him; neither shall your eye pity him, neither shall you spare, neither shall you conceal him:
9 But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
10 And you shall stone him with stones, that he die; because he has sought to thrust you away from YHWH your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you.
12 If you shall hear say in one of your cities, which YHWH your Elohim has given you to dwell there, saying,
13 Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other elohim, which you have not known;
14 Then shall you inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;
15 You shall surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is in it, and the cattle, with the edge of the sword.
16 And you shall gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street, and shall burn with fire the city, and all the spoil every whit, for YHWH your Elohim: and it shall be a heap for ever; it shall not be built again.
17 And nothing of the cursed thing shall cleave to your hand: that YHWH may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and show you mercy, and have compassion upon you, and multiply you, as he has sworn to your fathers;
18 When you shall hearken to the voice of YHWH your Elohim, to keep all his commandments which I command you this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of YHWH your Elohim.

Chapter 14

1 You are the children of YHWH your Elohim: you shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.
2 For you are a holy people to YHWH your Elohim, and YHWH has chosen you to be a special people to himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.
3 You shall not eat any abominable thing.
4 These are the beasts which you shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat,
5 The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois.
6 And every beast that parts the hoof, and cleaves the cleft into two claws, and chews the cud among the beasts, that you shall eat.
7 Nevertheless these you shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean to you.
8 And the swine, because it divides the hoof, yet chews not the cud, it is unclean to you: you shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.
9 These you shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall you eat:
10 And whatsoever has not fins and scales you may not eat; it is unclean to you.
11 Of all clean birds you shall eat.
12 But these are they of which you shall not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the osprey,
13 And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind,
14 And every raven after his kind,
15 And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckoo, and the hawk after his kind,
16 The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan,
17 And the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant,
18 And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.
19 And every creeping thing that flies is unclean to you: they shall not be eaten.
20 But of all clean birds you may eat.
21 You shall not eat of any thing that dies of itself: you shall give it to the stranger who is in your gates, that he may eat it; or you may sell it to an alien: for you are a holy people to YHWH your Elohim. You shall not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
22 You shall truly tithe all the increase of your seed, that the field brings forth year by year.
23 And you shall eat before YHWH your Elohim, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks; that you may learn to revere YHWH your Elohim always.
24 And if the way be too long for you, so that you are not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from you, which YHWH your Elohim shall choose to set his name there, when YHWH your Elohim has blessed you:
25 Then shall you turn it into money, and bind up the money in your hand, and shall go to the place which YHWH your Elohim shall choose:
26 And you shall bestow that money for whatsoever your soul desires, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever your soul desires: and you shall eat there before YHWH your Elohim, and you shall rejoice, you, and your household,
27 And the Levite who is within your gates; you shall not forsake him; for he has no part nor inheritance with you.
28 At the end of three years you shall bring forth all the tithe of your increase the same year, and shall lay it up within your gates:
29 And the Levite, (because he has no part nor inheritance with you,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that YHWH your Elohim may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.

Chapter 15

1 At the end of every seven years you shall make a release.
2 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor who lends anything to his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called YHWH's release.
3 Of a foreigner you may exact it again: but that which is yours with your brother your hand shall release;
4 Except when there shall be no poor among you; for YHWH shall greatly bless you in the land which YHWH your Elohim gives you for an inheritance to possess it:
5 Only if you carefully hearken to the voice of YHWH your Elohim, to observe to do all these commandments which I command you this day.
6 For YHWH your Elohim blesses you, as he promised you: and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; and you shall reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over you.
7 If there be among you a poor man of one of your brethren within any of your gates in your land which YHWH your Elohim gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother:
8 But you shall open your hand wide to him, and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wants.
9 Beware that there be not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and your eye be evil against your poor brother, and you give him nothing; and he cry to YHWH against you, and it be sin to you.
10 You shall surely give to him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him: because that for this thing YHWH your Elohim shall bless you in all your works, and in all that you put your hand to.
11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command you, saying, You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor, and to your needy, in your land.
12 And if your brother, a hebrew man, or a hebrew woman, be sold to you, and serve you six years; then in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you.
13 And when you send him out free from you, you shall not let him go away empty:
14 You shall furnish him liberally out of your flock, and out of your floor, and out of your winepress: of that wherewith YHWH your Elohim has blessed you you shall give to him.
15 And you shall remember that you were a bondman in the land of Egypt, and YHWH your Elohim redeemed you: therefore I command you this thing today.
16 And it shall be, if he say to you, I will not go away from you; because he loves you and your house, because he is well with you;
17 Then you shall take an awl, and thrust it through his ear to the door, and he shall be your servant for ever. And also to your maidservant you shall do likewise.
18 It shall not seem hard to you, when you send him away free from you; for he has been worth a double hired servant to you, in serving you six years: and YHWH your Elohim shall bless you in all that you do.
19 All the firstling males that come of your herd and of your flock you shall sanctify to YHWH your Elohim: you shall do no work with the firstling of your bullock, nor shear the firstling of your sheep.
20 You shall eat it before YHWH your Elohim year by year in the place which YHWH shall choose, you and your household.
21 And if there be any blemish in it, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill blemish, you shall not sacrifice it to YHWH your Elohim.
22 You shall eat it within your gates: the unclean and the clean person shall eat it alike, as the roebuck, and as the hart.
23 Only you shall not eat its blood; you shall pour it upon the ground as water.

Chapter 16

1 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover to YHWH your Elohim: for in the month of Abib YHWH your Elohim brought you forth out of Egypt by night.
2 You shall therefore sacrifice the passover to YHWH your Elohim, of the flock and the herd, in the place which YHWH shall choose to place his name there.
3 You shall eat no leavened bread with it; seven days you shall eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction: for you came forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that you may remember the day when you came forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life.
4 And there shall be no leavened bread seen with you in all your coast seven days; neither shall there remain all night until the morning, any thing of the flesh, which you sacrificed the first day at even.
5 You may not sacrifice the passover within any of your gates, which YHWH your Elohim gives you:
6 But at the place which YHWH your Elohim shall choose to place his name in, there you shall sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that you came forth out of Egypt.
7 And you shall roast and eat it in the place which YHWH your Elohim shall choose: and you shall turn in the morning, and go to your tents.
8 Six days you shall eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to YHWH your Elohim: you shall do no work in it.
9 Seven weeks shall you count: begin to number the seven weeks from such time as you begin to put the sickle to the grain.
10 And you shall keep the festival of weeks to YHWH your Elohim with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand, which you shall give to YHWH your Elohim, according as YHWH your Elohim has blessed you:
11 And you shall rejoice before YHWH your Elohim, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your maidservant, and the Levite who is within your gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are among you, in the place which YHWH your Elohim has chosen to place his name there.
12 And you shall remember that you were a bondman in Egypt: and you shall observe and do these statutes.
13 You shall observe the festival of tabernacles seven days, after you have gathered in your grain and your wine:
14 And you shall rejoice in your festival, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your gates.
15 Seven days shall you keep a solemn festival to YHWH your Elohim in the place which YHWH shall choose: because YHWH your Elohim shall bless you in all your increase, and in all the works of your hands, therefore you shall surely rejoice.
16 Three times in a year shall all your males appear before YHWH your Elohim in the place which he shall choose; in the festival of unleavened bread, and in the festival of weeks, and in the festival of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before YHWH empty:
17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of YHWH your Elohim which he has given you.
18 You shall make judges and officers in all your gates, which YHWH your Elohim gives you, throughout your tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
19 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift blinds the eyes of the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.
20 You shall follow that which is altogether just, that you may live, and inherit the land which YHWH your Elohim gives you.
21 You shall not plant a grove of any trees near the altar of YHWH your Elohim, which you shall make.
22 Neither shall you set you up any image; which YHWH your Elohim hates.

Chapter 17

1 You shall not sacrifice to YHWH your Elohim any bullock, or sheep, wherein is blemish, or any fault: for that is an abomination to YHWH your Elohim.
2 If there be found among you, within any of your gates which YHWH your Elohim gives you, man or woman, who has wrought wickedness in the sight of YHWH your Elohim, in transgressing his covenant,
3 And has gone and served other elohim, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded;
4 And it be told you, and you have heard of it, and inquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel:
5 Then shall you bring forth that man or that woman, who has committed that wicked thing, to your gates, even that man or that woman, and shall stone them with stones, till they die.
6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he who is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.
7 The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall put the evil away from among you.
8 If there arise a matter too hard for you in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within your gates: then you shall go to the place which YHWH your Elohim shall choose;
9 And you shall come to the priests the Levites, and to the judge who shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall show you the sentence of judgment:
10 And you shall do according to the sentence, which they of that place which YHWH shall choose shall show you; and you shall observe to do according to all that they inform you:
11 According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach you, and according to the judgment which they shall tell you, you shall do: you shall not decline from the sentence which they shall show you, to the right hand, nor to the left.
12 And the man who will do presumptuously, and will not hearken to the priest who stands to minister there before YHWH your Elohim, or to the judge, even that man shall die: and you shall put away the evil from Israel.
13 And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously.
14 When you are come to the land which YHWH your Elohim gives you, and shall possess it, and shall dwell in it, and shall say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me;
15 You shall in any wise set him king over you, whom YHWH your Elohim shall choose: one from among your brethren shall you set king over you: you may not set a stranger over you, who is not your brother.
16 But 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 YHWH has said to you, You 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 sits upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself 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 from it all the days of his life: that he may learn to revere YHWH his Elohim, 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.

Chapter 18

1 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of YHWH made by fire, and his inheritance.
2 Therefore they shall have no inheritance among their brethren: YHWH is their inheritance, as he has said to them.
3 And this shall be the priest's due from the people, from those who offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; and they shall give to the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw.
4 The firstfruit also of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep, shall you give him.
5 For YHWH your Elohim has chosen him out of all your tribes, to stand to minister in the name of YHWH, him and his sons for ever.
6 And if a Levite come from any of your gates out of all Israel, where he sojourned, and come with all the desire of his mind to the place which YHWH shall choose;
7 Then he shall minister in the name of YHWH his Elohim, as all his brethren the Levites do, who stand there before YHWH.
8 They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which comes of the sale of his patrimony.
9 When you are come into the land which YHWH your Elohim gives you, you shall not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
10 There shall not be found among you any one who makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or who uses divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all who do these things are an abomination to YHWH: and because of these abominations YHWH your Elohim drives them out from before you.
13 You shall be perfect with YHWH your Elohim.
14 For these nations, which you shall possess, hearkened to observers of times, and to diviners: but as for you, YHWH your Elohim has not suffered you so to do.
15 YHWH your Elohim will raise up to you a Prophet from the midst of you, of your brethren, like me; you shall hearken to him;
16 According to all that you desired of YHWH your Elohim in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of YHWH my Elohim, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I do not die,
17 And YHWH said to me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.
18 I will raise up for them a Prophet from among their brethren, like you, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him.
19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken to my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
20 But the prophet, who shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who shall speak in the name of other elohim, even that prophet shall die.
21 And if you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which YHWH has not spoken?
22 When a prophet speaks in the name of YHWH, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which YHWH has not spoken, but the prophet has spoken it presumptuously: you shall not be afraid of him.

Chapter 19

1 When YHWH your Elohim has cut off the nations, whose land YHWH your Elohim gives you, and you succeed them, and dwell in their cities, and in their houses;
2 You shall separate three cities for yourselves in the midst of your land, which YHWH your Elohim gives you to possess it.
3 You shall prepare a way, and divide the coasts of your land, which YHWH your Elohim gives you to inherit, into three parts, that every slayer may flee there.
4 And this is the case of the slayer, who shall flee there, that he may live: Whoso kills his neighbour ignorantly, whom he did not hate in time past;
5 As when a man goes into the wood with his neighbour to hew wood, and his hand fetches a stroke with the ax to cut down the tree, and the head slips from the helve, and lights upon his neighbour, that he die; he shall flee to one of those cities, and live:
6 Lest the avenger of the blood pursue the slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and slay him; whereas he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he did not hate him in time past.
7 Wherefore I command you, saying, You shall separate three cities for yourselves.
8 And if YHWH your Elohim enlarge your coast, as he has sworn to your fathers, and give you all the land which he promised to give to your fathers;
9 If you shall keep all these commandments to do them, which I command you this day, to love YHWH your Elohim, and to walk ever in his ways; then you shall add three cities more for yourselves, beside these three:
10 That innocent blood be not shed in your land, which YHWH your Elohim gives you for an inheritance, and so blood be upon you.
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 flees into one of these cities:
12 Then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.
13 Your eye shall not pity him, but you shall put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with you.
14 You shall not remove your neighbour's landmark, which they of old time have set in your inheritance, which you shall inherit in the land that YHWH your Elohim gives you 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 sins: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
16 If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong;
17 Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before YHWH, before the priests and the judges, who shall be in those days;
18 And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and has testified falsely against his brother;
19 Then shall you do to him, as he had thought to have done to his brother: so shall you put the evil away from among you.
20 And those who remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil among you.
21 And your eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Chapter 20

1 When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses, and chariots, and a people more than you, do not be afraid of them: for YHWH your Elohim is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
2 And it shall be, when you are come nigh to the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak to the people,
3 And shall say to them, Hear, O Israel, you approach this day to battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be you terrified because of them;
4 For YHWH your Elohim is he who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.
5 And the officers shall speak to the people, saying, What man is there who has built a new house, and has not dedicated it? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it.
6 And what man is he who has planted a vineyard, and has not yet eaten of it? let him also go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man eat of it.
7 And what man is there who has betrothed a wife, and has not taken her? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man take her.
8 And the officers shall speak further to the people, and they shall say, What man is there who is fearful and fainthearted? let him go and return to his house, lest his brethren's heart faint as well as his heart.
9 And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking to the people, that they shall make captains of the armies to lead the people.
10 When you come nigh to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it.
11 And it shall be, if it make you answer of peace, and open to you, then it shall be, that all the people who are found in it shall be tributaries to you, and they shall serve you.
12 And if it will make no peace with you, but will make war against you, then you shall besiege it:
13 And when YHWH your Elohim has delivered it into your hands, you shall smite every male 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, shall you take to yourself; and you shall eat the spoil of your enemies, which YHWH your Elohim has given you.
15 Thus shall you do to all the cities which are very far off from you, which are not of the cities of these nations.
16 But of the cities of these people, which YHWH your Elohim does give you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes:
17 But you shall utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as YHWH your Elohim has commanded you:
18 That they do not teach you to do after all their abominations, which they have done to their elohim; so should you sin against YHWH your Elohim.
19 When you shall besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, you shall not destroy the trees there by forcing an axe against them: for you may eat of them, and you shall not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man's life) to employ them in the siege:
20 Only the trees which you know that they be not trees for food, you shall destroy and cut them down; and you shall build bulwarks against the city that makes war with you, until it be subdued.

Chapter 21

1 If one be found slain in the land which YHWH your Elohim gives you to possess it, lying in the field, and it be not known who has slain him:
2 Then your elders and your judges shall come forth, and they shall measure to the cities which are round about him who is slain:
3 And it shall be, that the city which is next to the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take a heifer, which has not been wrought with, and which has not drawn in the yoke;
4 And the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer to a rough valley, which is neither eared nor sown, and shall strike off the heifer's neck there in the valley:
5 And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them YHWH your Elohim has chosen to minister to him, and to bless in the name of YHWH; and by their word shall every controversy and every stroke be tried:
6 And all the elders of that city, who are next to the slain man, shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley:
7 And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.
8 Be merciful, O YHWH, to your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, and lay not innocent blood to your people of Israel's charge. And the blood shall be forgiven them.
9 So shall you put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when you shall do that which is right in the sight of YHWH.
10 When you go forth to war against your enemies, and YHWH your Elohim has delivered them into your hands, and you have taken them captive,
11 And see among the captives a beautiful woman, and have a desire to her, that you would have her to your wife;
12 Then you shall bring her home to your house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;
13 And she shall put the clothing of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in your house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that you shall go in to her, and be her husband, and she shall be your wife.
14 And it shall be, if you have no delight in her, then you shall let her go where she will; but you shall not sell her at all for money, you shall not make merchandise of her, because you have humbled her.
15 If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers who was hated:
16 Then it shall be, when he makes his sons to inherit that which he has, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, who is indeed the firstborn:
17 But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he has: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.
18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, who will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and who, when they have chastened him, will not hearken to them:
19 Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out to the elders of his city, and to the gate of his place;
20 And they shall say to the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shall you put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
22 And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and you hang him on a tree:
23 His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but you shall in any wise bury him that day; (for he who is hanged is accursed of Elohim;) that your land be not defiled, which YHWH your Elohim gives you for an inheritance.

Chapter 22

1 You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and hide yourself from them: you shall in any case bring them again to your brother.
2 And if your brother be not nigh to you, or if you know him not, then you shall bring it to your own house, and it shall be with you until your brother seek after it, and you shall restore it to him again.
3 In like manner you shall do with his ass; and so shall you do with his clothing; and with all lost thing of your brother's, which he has lost, and you have found, you shall do likewise: you may not hide yourself.
4 You shall not see your brother's ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide yourself from them: you shall surely help him to lift them up again.
5 The woman shall not wear that which pertains to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all who do so are abomination to YHWH your Elohim.
6 If a bird's nest chance to be before you in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, you shall not take the dam with the young:
7 But you shall in any wise let the dam go, and take the young; that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days.
8 When you build a new house, then you shall make a battlement for your roof, that you bring not blood upon your house, if any man fall from there.
9 You shall not sow your vineyard with diverse seeds: lest the fruit of your seed which you have sown, and the fruit of your vineyard, be defiled.
10 You shall not plow with an ox and an ass together.
11 You shall not wear a garment of different sorts, as of woollen and linen together.
12 You shall make fringes upon the four quarters of your vesture, wherewith you cover yourself.
13 If any man take a wife, and go in to her, and hate her,
14 And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a virgin:
15 Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity to the elders of the city in the gate:
16 And the damsel's father shall say to the elders, I gave my daughter to this man to wife, and he hates her;
17 And, lo, he has given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found your daughter to be not a virgin; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city.
18 And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him;
19 And they shall penalize him in a hundred shekels of silver, and give them to the father of the damsel, because he has brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days.
20 But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel:
21 Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she has wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shall you put evil away from among you.
22 If a man be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man who lay with the woman, and the woman: so shall you put away evil from Israel.
23 If a damsel who is a virgin be betrothed to a husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;
24 Then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he has humbled his neighbour's wife: so you shall put away evil from among you.
25 But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only who lay with her shall die:
26 But to the damsel you shall do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man rises against his neighbour, and slays him, even so is this matter:
27 For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her.
28 If a man find a damsel who is a virgin, who is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;
29 Then the man who lay with her shall give to the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he has humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.
30 A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.

Chapter 23

1 He who is wounded in the testicles, or has his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of YHWH.
2 A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of YHWH; even to his tenth generation he shall not enter into the congregation of YHWH.
3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of YHWH; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of YHWH for ever:
4 Because they did not meet you with bread and with water in the way, when you came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you.
5 Nevertheless YHWH your Elohim would not hearken to Balaam; but YHWH your Elohim turned the curse into a blessing to you, because YHWH your Elohim loved you.
6 You shall not seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days for ever.
7 You shall not abhor an Edomite; for he is your brother: you shall not abhor an Egyptian; because you were a stranger in his land.
8 The children who are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of YHWH in their third generation.
9 When the host goes forth against your enemies, then keep from you every wicked thing.
10 If there be among you any man, who is not clean by reason of uncleanness that chances him by night, then he shall go abroad out of the camp, he shall not come within the camp:
11 But it shall be, when evening comes on, he shall wash himself with water: and when the sun is down, he shall come into the camp again.
12 You shall have a place also outside the camp, where you shall go forth abroad:
13 And you shall have a paddle upon your weapon; and it shall be, when you will ease yourself abroad, you shall dig therewith, and shall turn back and cover that which comes from you:
14 For YHWH your Elohim walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you, and to give up your enemies before you; therefore shall your camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in you, and turn away from you.
15 You shall not deliver to his master the servant who is escaped from his master to you:
16 He shall dwell with you, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of your gates, where he prefers: you shall not oppress him.
17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
18 You shall not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog , into the house of YHWH your Elohim for any vow: for even both these are abomination to YHWH your Elohim.
19 You shall not lend upon usury to your brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:
20 To a stranger you may lend upon usury; but to your brother you shall not lend upon usury: that YHWH your Elohim may bless you in all that you set your hand to in the land where you go to possess it.
21 When you shall vow a vow to YHWH your Elohim, you shall not slacken to pay it: for YHWH your Elohim will surely require it of you; and it would be sin in you.
22 But if you shall forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in you.
23 That which is gone out of your lips you shall keep and perform; even a freewill offering, according as you have vowed to YHWH your Elohim, which you have promised with your mouth.
24 When you come into your neighbour's vineyard, then you may eat grapes your fill at your own pleasure; but you shall not put any in your vessel.
25 When you come into the standing grain of your neighbour, then you may pluck the ears with your hand; but you shall not move a sickle to your neighbour's standing grain.

Chapter 24

1 When a man has taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he has found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.
2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife.
3 And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and gives it in her hand, and sends her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, who took her to be his wife;
4 Her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before YHWH: and you shall not cause the land to sin, which YHWH your Elohim gives you for an inheritance.
5 When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife whom he has taken.
6 No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he takes a man's life to pledge.
7 If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and makes merchandise of him, or sells him; then that thief shall die; and you shall put evil away from among you.
8 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that you observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so you shall observe to do.
9 Remember what YHWH your Elohim did to Miriam by the way, after you had come forth out of Egypt.
10 When you do lend your brother any thing, you shall not go into his house to fetch his pledge.
11 You shall stand outside and the man to whom you lend shall bring out the pledge to you.
12 And if the man be poor, you shall not sleep with his pledge:
13 In any case you shall deliver him the pledge again when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his own clothing, and bless you: and it shall be righteousness to you before YHWH your Elohim.
14 You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he be of your brethren, or of your strangers who are in your land within your gates:
15 At his day you shall give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and sets his heart upon it: lest he cry against you to YHWH, and it be sin to you.
16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
17 You shall not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's clothing to pledge:
18 But you shall remember that you were a bondman in Egypt, and YHWH your Elohim redeemed you there: therefore I command you to do this thing.
19 When you cut down your harvest in your field, and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that YHWH your Elohim may bless you in all the work of your hands.
20 When you beat your olive tree, you shall not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
21 When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
22 And you shall remember that you were a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command you to do this thing.

Chapter 25

1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
2 And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a certain number.
3 Forty stripes he may give him, and not more: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then your brother should seem vile to you.
4 You shall not muzzle the ox when he treads out the grain.
5 If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without to a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in to her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her.
6 And it shall be, that the firstborn which she bears shall succeed in the name of his brother who is dead, that his name not be lost out of Israel.
7 And if the man declines to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate to the elders, and say, My husband's brother refuses to raise up to his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother.
8 Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak to him: and if he stand to it, and say, I decline to take her;
9 Then shall his brother's wife come to him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done to that man who will not build up his brother's house.
10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him who has his shoe loosed.
11 When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draws near to deliver her husband out of the hand of him who smites him, and puts forth her hand, and takes him by the secrets:
12 Then you shall cut off her hand, your eye shall not pity her.
13 You shall not have in your bag fraudulent weights, a great and a small.
14 You shall not have in your house different measures, a great and a small.
15 But you shall have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shall you have: that your days may be lengthened in the land which YHWH your Elohim gives you.
16 For all who do such things, and all who do unrighteously, are an abomination to YHWH your Elohim.
17 Remember what Amalek did to you by the way, when you were come forth out of Egypt;
18 How he met you by the way, and smote the rearmost of you, even all who were feeble behind you, when you were faint and weary; and he did not fear Elohim.
19 Therefore it shall be, when YHWH your Elohim has given you rest from all your enemies round about, in the land which YHWH your Elohim gives you for an inheritance to possess it, that you shall blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; you shall not forget it.

Chapter 26

1 And it shall be, when you are come in to the land which YHWH your Elohim gives you for an inheritance, and possess it, and dwell in it;
2 That you shall take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which you shall bring of your land that YHWH your Elohim gives you, and shall put it in a basket, and shall go to the place which YHWH your Elohim shall choose to place his name there.
3 And you shall go to the priest who shall be in those days, and say to him, I profess this day to YHWH your Elohim, that I am come to the country which YHWH swore to our fathers to give us.
4 And the priest shall take the basket out of your hand, and set it down before the altar of YHWH your Elohim.
5 And you shall speak and say before YHWH your Elohim, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous:
6 And the Egyptians wickedly treated us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage:
7 And when we cried to YHWH Elohim of our fathers, YHWH heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression:
8 And YHWH brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders:
9 And he has brought us into this place, and has given us this land, even a land that flows with milk and honey.
10 And now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land, which you, O YHWH, have given me. And you shall set it before YHWH your Elohim, and worship before YHWH your Elohim:
11 And you shall rejoice in every good thing which YHWH your Elohim has given to you, and to your house, you, and the Levite, and the stranger who is among you.
12 When you have made an end of tithing all the tithes of your increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and have given it to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within your gates, and be filled;
13 Then you shall say before YHWH your Elohim, I have brought away the hallowed things out of my house, and also have given them to the Levite, and to the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all your commandments which you have commanded me: I have not transgressed your commandments, neither have I forgotten them:
14 I have not eaten of it in my mourning, neither have I taken away any of it for any unclean use, nor given any of it for the dead: but I have hearkened to the voice of YHWH my Elohim, and have done according to all that you have commanded me.
15 Look down from your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless your people Israel, and the land which you have given to us, as you swore to our fathers, a land that flows with milk and honey.
16 This day YHWH your Elohim has commanded you to do these statutes and judgments: you shall therefore keep and do them with all your heart, and with all your soul.
17 You have affirmed YHWH this day to be your Elohim, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken to his voice:
18 And YHWH has affirmed you this day to be his peculiar people, as he has promised you, and that you should keep all his commandments;
19 And to make you high above all nations which he has made, in praise, and in name, and in honour; and that you may be a holy people to YHWH your Elohim, as he has spoken.

Chapter 27

1 And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day.
2 And it shall be on the day when you shall pass over the Jordan to the land which YHWH your Elohim gives you, that you shall set up great stones, and plaster them with plaster:
3 And you shall write upon them all the words of this law, when you are passed over, that you may go in to the land which YHWH your Elohim gives you, a land that flows with milk and honey; as YHWH Elohim of your fathers has promised you.
4 Therefore it shall be when you be gone over the Jordan, that you shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in mount Ebal, and you shall plaster them with plaster.
5 And there shall you build an altar to YHWH your Elohim, an altar of stones: you shall not lift up any iron tool upon them.
6 You shall build the altar of YHWH your Elohim of whole stones: and you shall offer burnt offerings thereon to YHWH your Elohim:
7 And you shall offer peace offerings, and shall eat there, and rejoice before YHWH your Elohim.
8 And you shall write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.
9 And Moses and the priests the Levites spoke to all Israel, saying, Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day you are become the people of YHWH your Elohim.
10 You shall therefore obey the voice of YHWH your Elohim, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command you this day.
11 And Moses charged the people the same day, saying,
12 These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when you are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin:
13 And these shall stand upon mount Ebal to curse; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
14 And the Levites shall speak, and say to all the men of Israel with a loud voice,
15 Cursed be the man who makes any graven or molten image, an abomination to YHWH, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and puts it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.
16 Cursed be he who sets light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
17 Cursed be he who removes his neighbour's landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.
18 Cursed be he who makes the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.
19 Cursed be he who perverts the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
20 Cursed be he who lies with his father's wife; because he uncovers his father's skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.
21 Cursed be he who lies with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen.
22 Cursed be he who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
23 Cursed be he who lies with his mother in law. And all the people shall say, Amen.
24 Cursed be he who smites his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen.
25 Cursed be he who takes reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
26 Cursed be he who confirms not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Chapter 28

1 And it shall come to pass, if you shall hearken diligently to the voice of YHWH your Elohim, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command you this day, that YHWH your Elohim will set you on high above all nations of the earth:
2 And all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you shall hearken to the voice of YHWH your Elohim.
3 Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field.
4 Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your oxen, and the flocks of your sheep.
5 Blessed shall be your basket and your store.
6 Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.
7 YHWH shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be smitten before your face: they shall come out against you one way, and flee before you seven ways.
8 YHWH shall command the blessing upon you in your storehouses, and in all that you set your hand to; and he shall bless you in the land which YHWH your Elohim gives you.
9 YHWH shall establish you a holy people to himself, as he has sworn to you, if you shall keep the commandments of YHWH your Elohim, and walk in his ways.
10 And all people of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of YHWH; and they shall be afraid of you.
11 And YHWH shall make you plenteous in goods, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your ground, in the land which YHWH swore to your fathers to give you.
12 YHWH shall open to you his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain to your land in season, and to bless all the work of your hand: and you shall lend to many nations, and you shall not borrow.
13 And YHWH shall make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath; provided that you hearken to the commandments of YHWH your Elohim, which I command you this day, to observe and to do them:
14 And you shall not go aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other elohim to serve them.
15 But it shall come to pass, if you will not hearken to the voice of YHWH your Elohim, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command you this day; that all these curses shall come upon you, and overtake you:
16 Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the field.
17 Cursed shall be your basket and your store.
18 Cursed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your land, the increase of your oxen, and the flocks of your sheep.
19 Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out.
20 YHWH shall send upon you cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that you set your hand to do, until you be destroyed, and until you perish quickly; because of the wickedness of your doings, whereby you have forsaken me.
21 YHWH shall make the pestilence cleave to you, until he have consumed you from off the land, where you go to possess it.
22 YHWH shall smite you with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue you until you perish.
23 And your heaven that is over your head shall be brass, and the earth that is under you shall be iron.
24 YHWH shall make the rain of your land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon you, until you be destroyed.
25 YHWH shall cause you to be smitten before your enemies: you shall go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shall be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
26 And your carcase shall be food for all birds of the air, and for the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.
27 YHWH will smite you with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof you can not be healed.
28 YHWH shall smite you with mental illness, and blindness, and heart disease:
29 And you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways: and you shall be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save you.
30 You shall betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: you shall build a house, and you shall not dwell in it: you shall plant a vineyard, and shall not gather its grapes.
31 Your ox shall be slain before your eyes, and you shall not eat of it: your ass shall be violently taken away from before your face, and shall not be restored to you: your sheep shall be given to your enemies, and you shall have none to rescue them.
32 Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, and your eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in your hand.
33 The fruit of your land, and all your labours, shall a nation which you know not eat up; and you shall be only oppressed and crushed alway:
34 So that you shall be mad for the sight of your eyes which you shall see.
35 YHWH shall smite you in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of your foot to the top of your head.
36 YHWH shall bring you, and your king whom you shall set over you, to a nation which neither you nor your fathers have known; and there you shall serve other elohim, wood and stone.
37 And you shall become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations where YHWH shall lead you.
38 You shall carry much seed out into the field, and shall gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.
39 You shall plant vineyards, and dress them, but shall neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.
40 You shall have olive trees throughout all your coasts, but you shall not anoint yourself with the oil; for your olive shall cast its fruit.
41 You shall beget sons and daughters, but you shall not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.
42 All your trees and fruit of your land shall the locust consume.
43 The stranger who is within you shall get up above you very high; and you shall come down very low.
44 He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him: he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.
45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon you, and shall pursue you, and overtake you, till you be destroyed; because you did not hearken to the voice of YHWH your Elohim, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded you:
46 And they shall be upon you for a sign and for a wonder, and upon your seed for ever.
47 Because you did not serve YHWH your Elohim with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
48 Therefore you shall serve your enemies which YHWH shall send against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon your neck, until he have destroyed you.
49 YHWH shall bring a nation against you from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies; a nation whose tongue you shall not understand;
50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favour to the young:
51 And he shall eat the fruit of your cattle, and the fruit of your land, until you be destroyed: who shall not leave you either grain, wine, or oil, or the increase of your oxen, or flocks of your sheep, until he have destroyed you.
52 And he shall besiege you in all your gates, until your high and fenced walls come down, wherein you trusted, throughout all your land: and he shall besiege you in all your gates throughout all your land, which YHWH your Elohim has given you.
53 And you shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and of your daughters, whom YHWH your Elohim has given you, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith your enemies shall distress you:
54 So that the man who is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children whom he shall leave:
55 So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he has nothing left him in the siege, and in the tribulation, wherewith your enemies shall distress you in all your gates.
56 The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,
57 And toward her young one who comes out from between her feet, and toward her children whom she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and tribulation, wherewith your enemy shall distress you in your gates.
58 If you will not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may revere this glorious and fearful name, YHWH Your Elohim;
59 Then YHWH will make your plagues wonderful, and the plagues of your seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
60 Moreover he will bring upon you all the diseases of Egypt, which you were afraid of; and they shall cleave to you.
61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will YHWH bring upon you, until you be destroyed.
62 And you shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because you would not obey the voice of YHWH your Elohim.
63 And it shall come to pass, that as YHWH rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so YHWH will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nothing; and you shall be plucked from off the land where you go to possess it.
64 And YHWH shall scatter you among all people, from the one end of the earth even to the other; and there you shall serve other elohim, which neither you nor your fathers have known, even wood and stone.
65 And among these nations shall you find no ease, neither shall the sole of your foot have rest: but YHWH shall give you there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
66 And your life shall hang in doubt before you; and you shall fear day and night, and shall have no assurance of your life:
67 In the morning you shall say, Would Elohim it were even! and at even you shall say, Would Elohim it were morning! for the fear of your heart wherewith you shall fear, and for the sight of your eyes which you shall see.
68 And YHWH shall bring you into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spoke to you, You shall see it no more again: and there you shall be sold to your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.

Chapter 29

1 These are the words of the covenant, which YHWH commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which he made with them in Horeb.
2 And Moses called to all Israel, and said to them, You have seen all that YHWH did before your eyes in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land;
3 The great temptations which your eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles:
4 Yet YHWH has not given you a heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, to this day.
5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not grown old upon you, and your shoe is not worn old upon your foot.
6 You have not eaten bread, neither have you drunk wine or strong drink: that you might know that I am YHWH your Elohim.
7 And when you came to this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, came out against us to battle, and we smote them:
8 And we took their land, and gave it for an inheritance to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half tribe of Manasseh.
9 Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.
10 You stand this day all of you before YHWH your Elohim; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Israel,
11 Your little ones, your wives, and your stranger who is in your camp, from the hewer of your wood to the drawer of your water:
12 That you should enter into covenant with YHWH your Elohim, and into his oath, which YHWH your Elohim makes with you this day:
13 That he may establish you today for a people to himself, and that he may be to you an Elohim, as he has said to you, and as he has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
14 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;
15 But with him who stands here with us this day before YHWH our Elohim, and also with him who is not here with us this day:
16 (For you know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how we came through the nations which you passed by;
17 And you have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them:)
18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turns away this day from YHWH our Elohim, to go and serve the elohim of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that bears gall and wormwood;
19 And it come to pass, when he hears the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of my heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:
20 YHWH will not spare him, but then the anger of YHWH and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and YHWH shall blot out his name from under heaven.
21 And YHWH shall separate him for evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law:
22 So that the generations to come of your children who shall rise up after you, and the stranger who shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which YHWH has laid upon it;
23 And that the whole land is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor bears, nor any grass grows there, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which YHWH overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:
24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore has YHWH done thus to this land? what means the heat of this great anger?
25 Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of YHWH Elohim of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt:
26 For they went and served other elohim, and worshipped them, elohim whom they knew not, and whom he had not given to them:
27 And the anger of YHWH was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book:
28 And YHWH rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.
29 The secret things belong to YHWH our Elohim: but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Chapter 30

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

Chapter 31

1 And Moses went and spoke these words to all Israel.
2 And he said to them, I am a hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in: also YHWH has said to me, You shall not go over this Jordan.
3 YHWH your Elohim, he will go over before you, and he will destroy these nations from before you, and you shall possess them: and Joshua, he shall go over before you, as YHWH has said.
4 And YHWH shall do to them as he did to Sihon and to Og, kings of the Amorites, and to the land of them, whom he destroyed.
5 And YHWH shall give them up before your face, that you may do to them according to all the commandments which I have commanded you.
6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for YHWH your Elohim, he it is who goes with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you.
7 And Moses called to Joshua, and said to him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for you must go with this people to the land which YHWH has sworn to their fathers to give them; and you shall cause them to inherit it.
8 And YHWH, he it is who goes before you; he will be with you, he will not fail you, neither forsake you: fear not, neither be dismayed.
9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it to the priests the sons of Levi, who bare the ark of the covenant of YHWH, and to all the elders of Israel.
10 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the festival of booths,
11 When all Israel is come to appear before YHWH your Elohim in the place which he shall choose, you shall read this law before all Israel in their hearing.
12 Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and your stranger who is within your gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and revere YHWH your Elohim, and observe to do all the words of this law:
13 And that their children, who have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to revere YHWH your Elohim, as long as you live in the land where you go over the Jordan to possess it.
14 And YHWH said to Moses, Behold, your days approach that you must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that I may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation.
15 And YHWH appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud: and the pillar of the cloud stood over the door of the tabernacle.
16 And YHWH said to Moses, Behold, you shall sleep with your fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the elohim of the strangers of the land, where they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.
17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our Elohim is not among us?
18 And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned to other elohim.
19 Now therefore write you this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.
20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I swore to their fathers, that flows with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and grown fat; then will they turn to other elohim, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.
21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I swore.
22 Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel.
23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of a good courage: for you shall bring the children of Israel into the land which I swore to them: and I will be with you.
24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,
25 That Moses commanded the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of YHWH, saying,
26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of YHWH your Elohim, that it may be there for a witness against you.
27 For I know your rebellion, and your stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, you have been rebellious against YHWH; and how much more after my death?
28 Gather to me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them.
29 For I know that after my death you will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because you will do evil in the sight of YHWH, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.
30 And Moses spoke in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.

Chapter 32

1 Give ear, O you heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
3 Because I will publish the name of YHWH: ascribe greatness to our Elohim.
4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are just: an El of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
6 Do you thus requite YHWH, O people foolish and unwise? is not he your father who has bought you? has he not made you, and established you?
7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you.
8 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
9 For YHWH's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
11 As an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them, bears them on her wings:
12 So YHWH alone did lead him, and there was no strange el with him.
13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;
14 Butter of cattle, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and you did drink the pure blood of the grape.
15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are grown fat, you are grown thick, you are covered with fatness; then he forsook Eloah who made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
16 They provoked him to jealousy with strange elohim, with abominations they provoked him to anger.
17 They sacrificed to devils, not to Eloah; to elohim whom they knew not, to new elohim that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
18 Of the Rock that fathered you you are unmindful, and have forgotten El who formed you.
19 And when YHWH saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.
21 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not El; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those who are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
22 For a fire is kindled in my anger, and shall burn to the lowest sheol, and shall consume the earth with its increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
23 I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend my arrows upon them.
24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
25 The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.
26 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:
27 Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and YHWH has not done all this.
28 For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.
29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, and YHWH had shut them up?
31 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.
32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:
33 Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.
34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?
35 To me belongs vengeance, and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
36 For YHWH shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he sees that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.
37 And he shall say, Where are their elohim, their rock in whom they trusted,
38 Which ate the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.
39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no elohim with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any who can deliver out of my hand.
40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
41 If I whet my glittering sword, and my hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my enemies, and will reward those who hate me.
42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
43 Rejoice, O you nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful to his land, and to his people.
44 And Moses came and spoke all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he, and Hoshea the son of Nun.
45 And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel:
46 And he said to them, Set your hearts to all the words which I testify among you this day, which you shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law.
47 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing you shall prolong your days in the land, where you go over the Jordan to possess it.
48 And YHWH spoke to Moses that selfsame day, saying,
49 Go up into this mountain Abarim, to mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel for a possession:
50 And die in the mount where you go up, and be gathered to your people; as Aaron your brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered to his people:
51 Because you trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because you did not sanctify me in the midst of the children of Israel.
52 Yet you shall see the land before you; but you shall not go there to the land which I give the children of Israel.

Chapter 33

1 And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of Elohim blessed the children of Israel before his death.
2 And he said, YHWH came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir to them; he shone forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.
3 Yes, he loved the people; all his saints are in your hand: and they sat down at your feet; every one shall receive of your words.
4 Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.
5 And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together.
6 Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.
7 And this is the blessing of Judah : and he said, Hear, YHWH, the voice of Judah, and bring him to his people: let his hands be sufficient for him; and be a help to him from his enemies.
8 And of Levi he said, Let your Thummim and your Urim be with your holy one, whom you did prove at Massah, and with whom you did strive at the waters of Meribah;
9 Who said to his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed your word, and kept your covenant.
10 They shall teach Jacob your judgments, and Israel your law: they shall put incense before you, and whole burnt sacrifice upon your altar.
11 Bless, YHWH, his substance, and accept the work of his hands: smite through the loins of those who rise against him, and of those who hate him, that they rise not again.
12 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of YHWH shall dwell in safety by him; and YHWH shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
13 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of YHWH be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that couches beneath,
14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon,
15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills,
16 And for the precious things of the earth and its fulness, and for the good will of him who dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him who was separated from his brethren.
17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out; and, Issachar, in your tents.
19 They shall call the people to the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.
20 And of Gad he said, Blessed be he who enlarges Gad; he dwells as a lion, and tears the arm with the crown of the head.
21 And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of the lawgiver, was he seated; and he came with the heads of the people, he executed the justice of YHWH, and his judgments with Israel.
22 And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.
23 And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of YHWH: possess the west and the south.
24 And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil.
25 Your shoes shall be iron and brass; and as your days, so shall your strength be.
26 There is none like to the El of Jeshurun, who rides upon the heaven in your help, and in his excellency on the sky.
27 The eternal Elohim is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before you; and shall say, Destroy them.
28 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of grain and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.
29 Happy are you, O Israel: who is like you, O people saved by YHWH, the shield of your help, and who is the sword of your excellency! and your enemies shall be found liars to you; and you shall tread upon their high places.

Chapter 34

1 And Moses went up from the plains of Moab to the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And YHWH showed him all the land of Gilead, to Dan,
2 And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, to the utmost sea,
3 And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, to Zoar.
4 And YHWH said to him, This is the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, I will give it to your seed: I have caused you to see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there.
5 So Moses the servant of YHWH died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of YHWH.
6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knows of his sepulchre to this day.
7 And Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
8 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.
9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened to him, and did as YHWH commanded Moses.
10 And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom YHWH knew face to face,
11 In all the signs and the wonders, which YHWH sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land,
12 And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which Moses showed in the sight of all Israel.

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Chapter 1

1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of YHWH it came to pass, that YHWH spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,
2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you, and all this people, to the land which I give to them, even to the children of Israel.
3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given to you, as I said to Moses.
4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even to the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.
5 There shall not any man be able to stand before you all the days of your life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with you: I will not fail you, nor forsake you.
6 Be strong and of a good courage: for you shall divide as an inheritance for this people the land, as I swore to their fathers to give them.
7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded you: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.
8 This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth; but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be dismayed: for YHWH your Elohim is with you wherever you go.
10 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,
11 Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare victuals; for within three days you shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which YHWH your Elohim gives you to possess it.
12 And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh, Joshua spoke, saying,
13 Remember the word which Moses the servant of YHWH commanded you, saying, YHWH your Elohim has given you rest, and has given you this land.
14 Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side of the Jordan; but you shall pass before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of valour, and help them;
15 Until YHWH have given your brethren rest, as he has given you, and they also have possessed the land which YHWH your Elohim gives them: then you shall return to the land of your possession, and enjoy it, which Moses YHWH's servant gave you on this side of the Jordan toward the sunrising.
16 And they answered Joshua, saying, All that you command us we will do, and wherever you send us, we will go.
17 According as we hearkened to Moses in all things, so will we hearken to you: only YHWH your Elohim be with you, as he was with Moses.
18 Whosoever he be who rebels against your commandment, and will not hearken to your words in all that you command him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.

Chapter 2

1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into a harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there.
2 And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in here tonight of the children of Israel to search out the country.
3 And the king of Jericho sent to Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men who came to you, who are in your house: for they have come to search out all the country.
4 And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men to me, but I knew not whence they were:
5 And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out: where the men went I do not know: pursue after them quickly; for you shall overtake them.
6 But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.
7 And the men pursued after them the way to the Jordan to the fords: and as soon as they who pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.
8 And before they were laid down, she came up to them upon the roof;
9 And she said to the men, I know that YHWH has given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.
10 For we have heard how YHWH dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when you came out of Egypt; and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites, who were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed.
11 And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for YHWH your Elohim, he is Elohim in heaven above, and in earth beneath.
12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear to me by YHWH, since I have showed you kindness, that you will also show kindness to my father's house, and give me a true token:
13 And that you will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all they have, and deliver our lives from death.
14 And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if you do not disclose this our business. And it shall be, when YHWH has given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with you.
15 Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.
16 And she said to them, Go to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers have returned: and afterward you may go your way.
17 And the men said to her, We will be blameless of this your oath which you have made us swear.
18 Behold, when we come into the land, you shall bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which you did let us down by: and you shall bring your father, and your mother, and your brethren, and all your father's household, home to you.
19 And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him.
20 And if you utter this our business, then we will be released from your oath which you have made us to swear.
21 And she said, According to your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.
22 And they went, and came to the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers had returned: and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but found them not.
23 So the two men returned, and descended from the mountain, and passed over, and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and told him all things that befell them:
24 And they said to Joshua, Truly YHWH has delivered into our hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the country do faint because of us.

Chapter 3

1 And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to the Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they crossed over.
2 And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went through the host;
3 And they commanded the people, saying, When you see the ark of the covenant of YHWH your Elohim, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then you shall remove from your place, and go after it.
4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure: do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you must go: for you have not passed this way before.
5 And Joshua said to the people, Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow YHWH will do wonders among you.
6 And Joshua spoke to the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people.
7 And YHWH said to Joshua, This day I will begin to magnify you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with you.
8 And you shall command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant, saying, When you are come to the brink of the water of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan.
9 And Joshua said to the children of Israel, Come here, and hear the words of YHWH your Elohim.
10 And Joshua said, Hereby you shall know that the living El is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.
11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of Adon (Lord) of all the earth passes over before you into the Jordan.
12 Now therefore take twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man.
13 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests who bear the ark of YHWH, Adon (Lord) of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of the Jordan, that the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon a heap.
14 And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over the Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people;
15 And as they who bare the ark were come to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests who bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water, (for the Jordan overflows all its banks all the time of harvest,)
16 That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon a heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right near Jericho.
17 And the priests who bare the ark of the covenant of YHWH stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed entirely over the Jordan.

Chapter 4

1 And it came to pass, when all the people were completely over the Jordan, that YHWH spoke to Joshua, saying,
2 Take twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man,
3 And command them, saying, Take twelve stones hence out of the midst of the Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm, and you shall carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodging place, where you shall lodge this night.
4 Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man:
5 And Joshua said to them, Pass over before the ark of YHWH your Elohim into the midst of the Jordan, and take every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel:
6 That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What do these stones commemorate?
7 Then you shall answer them, That the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of YHWH; when it passed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial to the children of Israel for ever.
8 And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of the Jordan, as YHWH spoke to Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, and carried them over with them to the place where they lodged, and laid them down there.
9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests who bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there to this day.
10 For the priests who bare the ark stood in the midst of the Jordan, until every thing was finished that YHWH commanded Joshua to speak to the people, according to all that Moses commanded Joshua: and the people hastened and passed over.
11 And it came to pass, when all the people had crossed, that the ark of YHWH passed over, and the priests, in the presence of the people.
12 And the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh, passed over armed before the children of Israel, as Moses spoke to them:
13 About forty thousand prepared for war passed over before YHWH to battle, to the plains of Jericho.
14 On that day YHWH magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they feared him, as they feared Moses, all the days of his life.
15 And YHWH spoke to Joshua, saying,
16 Command the priests who bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of the Jordan.
17 Joshua therefore commanded the priests, saying, Come up out of the Jordan.
18 And it came to pass, when the priests who bare the ark of the covenant of YHWH were come up out of the midst of the Jordan, and the soles of the priests' feet were lifted up to the dry land, that the waters of the Jordan returned to their place, and flowed over all its banks, as they did before.
19 And the people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of Jericho.
20 And those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal.
21 And he spoke to the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What do these stones mean?
22 Then you shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land.
23 For YHWH your Elohim dried up the waters of the Jordan from before you, until you were passed over, as YHWH your Elohim did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over:
24 That all the people of the earth might know the hand of YHWH, that it is mighty: that you might fear YHWH your Elohim for ever.

Chapter 5

1 And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, who were on the westward side of the Jordan, and all the kings of the Canaanites, who were by the sea, heard that YHWH had dried up the waters of the Jordan from before the children of Israel, until we were passed over, that their heart melted, neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the children of Israel.
2 At that time YHWH said to Joshua, Make sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.
3 And Joshua made sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
4 And this is the cause, why Joshua did circumcise: All the people who came out of Egypt, who were males, even all the men of war, died in the wilderness by the way, after they came out of Egypt.
5 Now all the people who came out were circumcised: but all the people who were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, them they had not circumcised.
6 For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people who were men of war, who came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they did not obey the voice of YHWH: to whom YHWH swore that he would not show them the land, which YHWH swore to their fathers that he would give us, a land that flows with milk and honey.
7 And their children, whom he raised up in their stead, them Joshua circumcised: for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them by the way.
8 And it came to pass, when they had done circumcising all the people, that they abode in their places in the camp, till they were whole.
9 And YHWH said to Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal to this day.
10 And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho.
11 And they ate of the stored grain of the land on the day after the passover, unleavened cakes, and dried grain in the selfsame day.
12 And the manna ceased on the day after they had eaten of the old grain of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.
13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went to him, and said to him, Are you for us, or for our adversaries?
14 And he said, No, but as captain of the host of YHWH am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said to him, What says my Adon (Lord) to his servant?
15 And the captain of YHWH's host said to Joshua, Loose your shoe from off your foot; for the place whereon you stand is holy. And Joshua did so.

Chapter 6

1 Now Jericho was securely closed up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.
2 And YHWH said to Joshua, See, I have given into your hand Jericho, and its king, and the mighty men of valour.
3 And you shall compass the city, all you men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shall you do six days.
4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day you shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.
5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.
6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said to them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of YHWH.
7 And he said to the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him who is armed pass on before the ark of YHWH.
8 And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken to the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns passed on before YHWH, and blew with the trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of YHWH followed them.
9 And the armed men went before the priests who blew with the trumpets, and the rearward came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.
10 And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, You shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall you shout.
11 So the ark of YHWH compassed the city, going about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.
12 And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of YHWH.
13 And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of YHWH went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the rearward came after the ark of YHWH, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.
14 And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days.
15 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times.
16 And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, Shout; for YHWH has given you the city.
17 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all who are in it, to YHWH: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all who are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers whom we sent.
18 And you, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest you make yourselves accursed, when you take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.
19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated to YHWH: they shall come into the treasury of YHWH.
20 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.
22 But Joshua had said to the two men who had spied out the country, Go into the harlot's house, and bring out there the woman, and all that she has, as you swore to her.
23 And the young men who were spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her kindred, and left them outside the camp of Israel.
24 And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was in it: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of YHWH.
25 And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; and she dwells in Israel even to this day; because she hid the messengers, whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
26 And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before YHWH, who rises up and builds this city Jericho: he shall lay its foundation in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.
27 So YHWH was with Joshua; and his fame spread throughout all the country.

Chapter 7

1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of YHWH was kindled against the children of Israel.
2 And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Bethaven, on the east side of Bethel, and spoke to them, saying, Go up and view the country. And the men went up and viewed Ai.
3 And they returned to Joshua, and said to him, Let not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; and make not all the people to labour there; for they are but few.
4 So there went up of the people about three thousand men: and they fled before the men of Ai.
5 And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty six men: for they chased them from before the gate even to Shebarim, and smote them in the going down: wherefore the hearts of the people melted, and became as water.
6 And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of YHWH until the eventide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads.
7 And Joshua said, Alas, O Adonai YHWH, wherefore have you at all brought this people over the Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? would to Elohim we had been content, and dwelt on the other side of the Jordan!
8 O Adonai, what shall I say, when Israel turns their backs before their enemies!
9 For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall encompass us around, and cut off our name from the earth: and what will you do to your great name?
10 And YHWH said to Joshua, Get up; why do you lie thus upon your face?
11 Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff.
12 Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, unless you destroy the accursed from among you.
13 Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow: for thus said YHWH Elohim of Israel, There is an accursed thing in the midst of you, O Israel: you cannot stand before your enemies, until you take away the accursed thing from among you.
14 In the morning therefore you shall be brought according to your tribes: and it shall be, that the tribe which YHWH takes shall come according to its families; and the family which YHWH shall take shall come by households; and the household which YHWH shall take shall come man by man.
15 And it shall be, that he who is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he has: because he has transgressed the covenant of YHWH, and because he has wrought folly in Israel.
16 So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israel by their tribes; and the tribe of Judah was taken:
17 And he brought the family of Judah; and he took the family of the Zarhites: and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man; and Zabdi was taken:
18 And he brought his household man by man; and Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken.
19 And Joshua said to Achan, My son, give, I pray you, glory to YHWH Elohim of Israel, and make confession to him; and tell me now what you have done; hide it not from me.
20 And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against YHWH Elohim of Israel, and thus and thus have I done:
21 When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.
22 So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran to the tent; and, behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it.
23 And they took them out of the midst of the tent, and brought them to Joshua, and to all the children of Israel, and laid them out before YHWH.
24 And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them to the valley of Achor.
25 And Joshua said, Why have you troubled us? YHWH shall trouble you this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.
26 And they raised over him a great heap of stones to this day. So YHWH turned from the fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called, The valley of Achor, to this day.

Chapter 8

1 And YHWH said to Joshua, Fear not, neither be dismayed: take all the people of war with you, and arise, go up to Ai: see, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land:
2 And you shall do to Ai and her king as you did to Jericho and her king: only the spoil, and the cattle, shall you take for a prey to yourselves: lay an ambush for the city behind it.
3 So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up against Ai: and Joshua chose out thirty thousand mighty men of valour, and sent them away by night.
4 And he commanded them, saying, Behold, you shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be you all ready:
5 And I, and all the people who are with me, will approach to the city: and it shall come to pass, when they come out against us, as at the first, that we will flee before them,
6 (For they will come out after us) till we have drawn them from the city; for they will say, They flee before us, as at the first: therefore we will flee before them.
7 Then you shall rise up from the ambush, and seize upon the city: for YHWH your Elohim will deliver it into your hand.
8 And it shall be, when you have taken the city, that you shall set the city on fire: you shall do according to the commandment of YHWH. See, I have commanded you.
9 Joshua therefore sent them forth: and they went to lie in ambush, and abode between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of Ai: but Joshua lodged that night among the people.
10 And Joshua rose up early in the morning, and numbered the people, and went up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai.
11 And all the people, even the people of war who were with him, went up, and drew nigh, and came before the city, and pitched on the north side of Ai: now there was a valley between them and Ai.
12 And he took about five thousand men, and set them to lie in ambush between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of the city.
13 And when they had set the people, even all the host that was on the north of the city, and their liers in wait on the west of the city, Joshua went that night into the midst of the valley.
14 And it came to pass, when the king of Ai saw it, that they hastened and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against Israel to battle, he and all his people, at a time appointed, before the plain; but he knew not that there were liers in ambush against him behind the city.
15 And Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them, and fled by the way of the wilderness.
16 And all the people who were in Ai were called together to pursue after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.
17 And there was not a man left in Ai or Bethel, who did not go out after Israel: and they left the city open, and pursued after Israel.
18 And YHWH said to Joshua, Stretch out the spear that is in your hand toward Ai; for I will give it into your hand. And Joshua stretched out the spear that he had in his hand toward the city.
19 And the ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as soon as he had stretched out his hand: and they entered into the city, and took it, and hastened and set the city on fire.
20 And when the men of Ai looked behind them, they saw, and, behold, the smoke of the city ascended up to heaven, and they had no power to flee this way or that way: and the people who fled to the wilderness turned back upon the pursuers.
21 And when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the city, and that the smoke of the city ascended, then they turned again, and slew the men of Ai.
22 And the other issued out of the city against them; so they were in the midst of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side: and they smote them, so that they let none of them remain or escape.
23 And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.
24 And it came to pass, when Israel had made an end of slaying all the inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the wilderness wherein they chased them, and when they were all fallen on the edge of the sword, until they were consumed, that all the Israelites returned to Ai, and smote it with the edge of the sword.
25 And so it was, that all who fell that day, both of men and women, were twelve thousand, even all the men of Ai.
26 For Joshua did not draw his hand back, wherewith he stretched out the spear, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai.
27 Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey to themselves, according to the word of YHWH which he commanded Joshua.
28 And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it a heap for ever, even a desolation to this day.
29 And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his body down from the tree, and cast it at the entering of the gate of the city, and raise thereon a great heap of stones, that remains to this day.
30 Then Joshua built an altar to YHWH Elohim of Israel in mount Ebal,
31 As Moses the servant of YHWH commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man has lift up any iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings to YHWH, and sacrificed peace offerings.
32 And he wrote upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel.
33 And all Israel, and their elders, and officers, and their judges, stood on this side the ark and on that side before the priests the Levites, who bare the ark of the covenant of YHWH, as well the stranger, as he who was born among them; half of them over against mount Gerizim, and half of them over against mount Ebal; as Moses the servant of YHWH had commanded before, that they should bless the people of Israel.
34 And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law.
35 There was not a word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua did not read before all the congregation of Israel, with the women, and the little ones, and the strangers who were conversant among them.

Chapter 9

1 And it came to pass, when all the kings who were on this side of the Jordan, in the hills, and in the valleys, and in all the coasts of the great sea over against Lebanon, the Hittite, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, heard of it;
2 That they gathered themselves together, to fight with Joshua and with Israel, with one accord.
3 And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and to Ai,
4 They worked deceitfully, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, and bound up;
5 And patched worn-out sandals upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy.
6 And they went to Joshua to the camp at Gilgal, and said to him, and to the men of Israel, We have come from a far country: now therefore make a treaty with us.
7 And the men of Israel said to the Hivites, Peradventure you dwell among us; and how shall we make a treaty with you?
8 And they said to Joshua, We are your servants. And Joshua said to them, Who are you? and from whence come you?
9 And they said to him, From a very far country your servants are come because of the name of YHWH your Elohim: for we have heard the fame of him, and all that he did in Egypt,
10 And all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites, who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon, and to Og king of Bashan, who was at Ashtaroth.
11 Therefore our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spoke to us, saying, Take victuals with you for the journey, and go to meet them, and say to them, We are your servants: therefore now make a treaty with us.
12 This our bread we took hot for our provision out of our houses on the day we came forth to go to you; but now, behold, it is dry, and it is mouldy:
13 And these bottles of wine, which we filled, were new; and, behold, they be rent: and these our garments and our shoes have become old by reason of the very long journey.
14 And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of YHWH.
15 And Joshua made peace with them, and made a treaty with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation swore to them.
16 And it came to pass at the end of three days after they had made a treaty with them, that they heard that they were their neighbours, and that they dwelt among them.
17 And the children of Israel journeyed, and came to their cities on the third day. Now their cities were Gibeon, and Chephirah, and Beeroth, and Kirjathjearim.
18 And the children of Israel smote them not, because the princes of the congregation had sworn to them by YHWH Elohim of Israel. And all the congregation murmured against the princes.
19 But all the princes said to all the congregation, We have sworn to them by YHWH Elohim of Israel: now therefore we may not touch them.
20 This we will do to them; we will even let them live, lest wrath be upon us, because of the oath which we swore to them.
21 And the princes said to them, Let them live; but let them be hewers of wood and drawers of water to all the congregation; as the princes had promised them.
22 And Joshua called for them, and he spoke to them, saying, Why have you beguiled us, saying, We are very far from you; when you dwell among us?
23 Now therefore you are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my Elohim.
24 And they answered Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly told your servants, how YHWH your Elohim commanded his servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you, therefore we were sore afraid of our lives because of you, and have done this thing.
25 And now, behold, we are in your hand: as it seems good and right to you to do to us, do.
26 And so did he to them, and delivered them out of the hand of the children of Israel, that they slew them not.
27 And Joshua made them that day hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation, and for the altar of YHWH, even to this day, in the place which he should choose.

Chapter 10

1 Now it came to pass, when Adonizedek king of Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them;
2 That they feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty.
3 Wherefore Adonizedek king of Jerusalem sent to Hoham king of Hebron, and to Piram king of Jarmuth, and to Japhia king of Lachish, and to Debir king of Eglon, saying,
4 Come up to me, and help me, that we may smite Gibeon: for it has made peace with Joshua and with the children of Israel.
5 Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves together, and went up, they and all their hosts, and encamped before Gibeon, and made war against it.
6 And the men of Gibeon sent to Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack not your hand from your servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites who dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us.
7 So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valour.
8 And YHWH said to Joshua, Fear them not: for I have delivered them into your hand; there shall not a man of them stand before you.
9 Joshua therefore came to them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal all night.
10 And YHWH discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way that goes up to Bethhoron, and smote them to Azekah, and to Makkedah.
11 And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that YHWH cast down great stones from heaven upon them to Azekah, and they died: they were more who died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.
12 Then Joshua spoke to YHWH in the day when YHWH delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand still upon Gibeon; and you, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hastened not to go down about a whole day.
14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that YHWH hearkened to the voice of a man: for YHWH fought for Israel.
15 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to the camp to Gilgal.
16 But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah.
17 And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hiding in a cave at Makkedah.
18 And Joshua said, Roll great stones upon the mouth of the cave, and set men by it to keep them inside:
19 And stay not, but pursue after your enemies, and smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities: for YHWH your Elohim has delivered them into your hand.
20 And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they were consumed, that the rest who remained of them entered into walled cities.
21 And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace: none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel.
22 Then Joshua said, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring out those five kings to me out of the cave.
23 And they did so, and brought forth those five kings to him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon.
24 And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings to Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said to the captains of the men of war who went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon their necks.
25 And Joshua said to them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall YHWH do to all your enemies against whom you fight.
26 And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them on five trees: and they were hanging upon the trees until the evening.
27 And it came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun, that Joshua commanded, and they took them down off the trees, and cast them into the cave wherein they had been hid, and laid great stones in the cave's mouth, which remain until this very day.
28 And that day Joshua took Makkedah, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king he utterly destroyed, them, and all the souls that were there; he let none remain: and he did to the king of Makkedah as he did to the king of Jericho.
29 Then Joshua passed from Makkedah, and all Israel with him, to Libnah, and fought against Libnah:
30 And YHWH delivered it also, and its king, into the hand of Israel; and he smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were in it; he let none remain in it; but did to its king as he did to the king of Jericho.
31 And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, to Lachish, and encamped against it, and fought against it:
32 And YHWH delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel, who took it on the second day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were in it, according to all that he had done to Libnah.
33 Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish; and Joshua smote him and his people, until he had left him none remaining.
34 And from Lachish Joshua passed to Eglon, and all Israel with him; and they encamped against it, and fought against it:
35 And they took it on that day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were in it he utterly destroyed that day, according to all that he had done to Lachish.
36 And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, to Hebron; and they fought against it:
37 And they took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and its king, and all its cities, and all the souls that were there; he left none remaining, according to all that he had done to Eglon; but destroyed it utterly, and all the souls there.
38 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to Debir; and fought against it:
39 And he took it, and its king, and all the cities; and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed all the souls there; he left none remaining: as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to its king; as he had done also to Libnah, and to her king.
40 So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all who breathed, as YHWH Elohim of Israel commanded.
41 And Joshua smote them from Kadeshbarnea even to Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, even to Gibeon.
42 And Joshua took all these kings and their land in one campaign, because YHWH Elohim of Israel fought for Israel.
43 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to the camp to Gilgal.

Chapter 11

1 And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor had heard those things, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph,
2 And to the kings who were on the north of the mountains, and of the plains south of Chinneroth, and in the valley, and in the borders of Dor on the west,
3 And to the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and to the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite in the mountains, and to the Hivite under Hermon in the land of Mizpeh.
4 And they went out, they and all their hosts with them, many people, even as the sand that is upon the sea shore in multitude, with very many horses and chariots.
5 And when all these kings met together, they came and pitched together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.
6 And YHWH said to Joshua, Do not be afraid of them: for tomorrow about this time I will deliver them up all slain before Israel: you shall hock their horses, and burn their chariots with fire.
7 So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly; and they fell upon them.
8 And YHWH delivered them into the hand of Israel, who smote them, and chased them to great Zidon, and to Misrephothmaim, and to the valley of Mizpeh eastward; and they smote them, until they left them none remaining.
9 And Joshua did to them as YHWH told him: he hocked their horses, and burnt their chariots with fire.
10 And Joshua at that time turned back, and took Hazor, and smote its king with the sword: for Hazor beforetime was the head of all those kingdoms.
11 And they smote all the souls that were in it with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them: there was none left to breathe: and he burnt Hazor with fire.
12 And Joshua took all the cities of those kings, and all their kings, and smote them with the edge of the sword, and he utterly destroyed them, as Moses the servant of YHWH commanded.
13 But as for the cities that stood still in their strength, Israel burned none of them, save Hazor only; that did Joshua burn.
14 And all the spoil of these cities, and the cattle, the children of Israel took for a prey to themselves; but every man they smote with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them, neither left they any to breathe.
15 As YHWH commanded Moses his servant, so did Moses command Joshua, and so did Joshua; he left nothing undone of all that YHWH commanded Moses.
16 So Joshua took all that land, the hills, and all the south country, and all the land of Goshen, and the valley, and the plain, and the mountain of Israel, and the valley of the same;
17 Even from the mount Halak, that goes up to Seir, even to Baalgad in the valley of Lebanon under mount Hermon: and all their kings he took, and smote them, and slew them.
18 Joshua made war a long time with all those kings.
19 There was not a city that made peace with the children of Israel, save the Hivites the inhabitants of Gibeon: all others they took in battle.
20 For it was of YHWH to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle, that he might destroy them utterly, and that they might have no favour, but that he might destroy them, as YHWH commanded Moses.
21 And at that time Joshua came, and cut off the Anakims from the mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the mountains of Judah, and from all the mountains of Israel: Joshua destroyed them utterly with their cities.
22 There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained.
23 So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that YHWH said to Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance to Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. And the land rested from war.

Chapter 12

1 Now these are the kings of the land, whom the children of Israel smote, and possessed their land on the other side of the Jordan toward the rising of the sun, from the river Arnon to mount Hermon, and all the plain on the east:
2 Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is upon the bank of the river Arnon, and from the middle of the river, and from half Gilead, even to the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;
3 And from the plain to the sea of Chinneroth on the east, and to the sea of the plain, even the salt sea on the east, the way to Bethjeshimoth; and from the south, under Ashdothpisgah:
4 And the coast of Og king of Bashan, who was of the remnant of the giants, who dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,
5 And reigned in mount Hermon, and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, to the border of the Geshurites and the Maachathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.
6 Them did Moses the servant of YHWH and the children of Israel smite: and Moses the servant of YHWH gave it for a possession to the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh.
7 And these are the kings of the country which Joshua and the children of Israel smote on this side of the Jordan on the west, from Baalgad in the valley of Lebanon even to the mount Halak, that goes up to Seir; which Joshua gave to the tribes of Israel for a possession according to their divisions;
8 In the mountains, and in the valleys, and in the plains, and in the springs, and in the wilderness, and in the south country; the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites:
9 The king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is beside Bethel, one;
10 The king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one;
11 The king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one;
12 The king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;
13 The king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one;
14 The king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one;
15 The king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one;
16 The king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, one;
17 The king of Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, one;
18 The king of Aphek, one; the king of Lasharon, one;
19 The king of Madon, one; the king of Hazor, one;
20 The king of Shimronmeron, one; the king of Achshaph, one;
21 The king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one;
22 The king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam of Carmel, one;
23 The king of Dor in the coast of Dor, one; the king of the nations of Gilgal, one;
24 The king of Tirzah, one: all the kings thirty one.

Chapter 13

1 Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and YHWH said to him, You are old and stricken in years, and there remains yet very much land to be possessed.
2 This is the land that yet remains: all the borders of the Philistines, and all Geshuri,
3 From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even to the borders of Ekron northward, which is counted to the Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avites:
4 From the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that is beside the Sidonians to Aphek, to the borders of the Amorites:
5 And the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from Baalgad under mount Hermon to the entering into Hamath.
6 All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon to Misrephothmaim, and all the Sidonians, I will drive them out from before the children of Israel: only divide it by lot to the Israelites for an inheritance, as I have commanded you.
7 Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes, and the half tribe of Manasseh,
8 With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan eastward, even as Moses the servant of YHWH gave them;
9 From Aroer, that is upon the bank of the river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain of Medeba to Dibon;
10 And all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, to the border of the children of Ammon;
11 And Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites, and all mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salcah;
12 All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Moses smite, and cast them out.
13 Nevertheless the children of Israel did not expel the Geshurites, nor the Maachathites: but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites until this day.
14 Only to the tribe of Levi he gave no inheritance; the sacrifices of YHWH Elohim of Israel made by fire are their inheritance, as he said to them.
15 And Moses gave to the tribe of the children of Reuben inheritance according to their families.
16 And their coast was from Aroer, that is on the bank of the river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain by Medeba;
17 Heshbon, and all its cities that are in the plain; Dibon, and Bamothbaal, and Bethbaalmeon,
18 And Jahaza, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,
19 And Kirjathaim, and Sibmah, and Zarethshahar in the mount of the valley,
20 And Bethpeor, and Ashdothpisgah, and Bethjeshimoth,
21 And all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses smote with the princes of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, who were vassals of Sihon, dwelling in the country.
22 Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, was slain by the children of Israel with the sword among those who were slain by them.
23 And the border of the children of Reuben was the Jordan, and its border. This was the inheritance of the children of Reuben after their families, the cities and the villages.
24 And Moses gave inheritance to the tribe of Gad, even to the children of Gad according to their families.
25 And their coast was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon, to Aroer that is before Rabbah;
26 And from Heshbon to Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim to the border of Debir;
27 And in the valley, Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, Jordan and its border, even to the edge of the sea of Chinnereth on the other side of the Jordan eastward.
28 This is the inheritance of the children of Gad after their families, the cities, and their villages.
29 And Moses gave inheritance to the half tribe of Manasseh: and this was the possession of the half tribe of the children of Manasseh by their families.
30 And their coast was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixty cities:
31 And half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were pertaining to the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, even to the one half of the children of Machir by their families.
32 These are the countries which Moses did distribute for inheritance in the plains of Moab, on the other side of the Jordan, by Jericho, eastward.
33 But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no inheritance: YHWH Elohim of Israel was their inheritance, as he said to them.

Chapter 14

1 And these are the countries which the children of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed for inheritance to them.
2 By lot was their inheritance, as YHWH commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.
3 For Moses had given the inheritance of two tribes and a half tribe on the other side of the Jordan: but to the Levites he gave no inheritance among them.
4 For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: therefore they gave no part to the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, with their suburbs for their cattle and for their substance.
5 As YHWH commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did, and they divided the land.
6 Then the children of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said to him, You know the thing that YHWH said to Moses the man of Elohim concerning me and you in Kadeshbarnea.
7 I was forty years old when Moses the servant of YHWH sent me from Kadeshbarnea to spy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in my heart.
8 Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed YHWH my Elohim.
9 And Moses swore on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon your feet have trodden shall be your inheritance, and your children's for ever, because you have wholly followed YHWH my Elohim.
10 And now, behold, YHWH has kept me alive, as he said, these forty five years, even since YHWH spoke this word to Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day eighty five years old.
11 As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.
12 Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof YHWH spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and walled: if so be YHWH will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as YHWH said.
13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance.
14 Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite to this day, because he wholly followed YHWH Elohim of Israel.
15 And the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba; which Arba was a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war.

Chapter 15

1 This then was the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah by their families; even to the border of Edom the wilderness of Zin southward was the uttermost part of the south coast.
2 And their south border was from the shore of the salt sea, from the bay that looks southward:
3 And it went out to the south side to Maalehacrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and ascended up on the south side to Kadeshbarnea, and passed along to Hezron, and went up to Adar, and fetched a compass to Karkaa:
4 From there it passed toward Azmon, and went out to the river of Egypt; and the goings out of that coast were at the sea: this shall be your south coast.
5 And the east border was the salt sea, even to the mouth of the Jordan. And their border in the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the uttermost part of the Jordan:
6 And the border went up to Bethhogla, and passed along by the north of Betharabah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben:
7 And the border went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that is before the going up to Adummim, which is on the south side of the river: and the border passed toward the waters of Enshemesh, and the goings out at Enrogel:
8 And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom to the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem: and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lies before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of the giants northward:
9 And the border was drawn from the top of the hill to the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah, which is Kirjathjearim:
10 And the border compassed from Baalah westward to mount Seir, and passed along to the side of mount Jearim, which is Chesalon, on the north side, and went down to Bethshemesh, and passed on to Timnah:
11 And the border went out to the side of Ekron northward: and the border was drawn to Shicron, and passed along to mount Baalah, and went out to Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea.
12 And the west border was to the great sea, and its coast. This is the coast of the children of Judah round about according to their families.
13 And to Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a part among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of YHWH to Joshua, even the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron.
14 And Caleb drove out the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak.
15 And he went up from there to the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjathsepher.
16 And Caleb said, He who smites Kirjathsepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter for a wife.
17 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter for a wife.
18 And it came to pass, as she came to him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted off her ass; and Caleb said to her, What would ypu desire?
19 Who answered, Give me a blessing; for you have given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And he gave her the upper springs, and the nether springs.
20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families.
21 And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the coast of Edom southward were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur,
22 And Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah,
23 And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan,
24 Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth,
25 And Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth, and Hezron, which is Hazor,
26 Amam, and Shema, and Moladah,
27 And Hazargaddah, and Heshmon, and Bethpalet,
28 And Hazarshual, and Beersheba, and Bizjothjah,
29 Baalah, and Iim, and Azem,
30 And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah,
31 And Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah,
32 And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon: all the cities are twenty nine, with their villages:
33 And in the valley, Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,
34 And Zanoah, and Engannim, Tappuah, and Enam,
35 Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah,
36 And Sharaim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their villages:
37 Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdalgad,
38 And Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel,
39 Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon,
40 And Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Kithlish,
41 And Gederoth, Bethdagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages:
42 Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan,
43 And Jiphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib,
44 And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages:
45 Ekron, with its towns and villages:
46 From Ekron even to the sea, all that lay near Ashdod, with their villages:
47 Ashdod with its towns and villages, Gaza with its towns and villages, to the river of Egypt, and the great sea, and its border:
48 And in the mountains, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh,
49 And Dannah, and Kirjathsannah, which is Debir,
50 And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim,
51 And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages:
52 Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean,
53 And Janum, and Bethtappuah, and Aphekah,
54 And Humtah, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, and Zior; nine cities with their villages:
55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah,
56 And Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah,
57 Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages:
58 Halhul, Bethzur, and Gedor,
59 And Maarath, and Bethanoth, and Eltekon; six cities with their villages:
60 Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, and Rabbah; two cities with their villages:
61 In the wilderness, Betharabah, Middin, and Secacah,
62 And Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and Engedi; six cities with their villages.
63 As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.

Chapter 16

1 And the lot of the children of Joseph fell from the Jordan by Jericho, to the water of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness that goes up from Jericho throughout mount Bethel.
2 And goes out from Bethel to Luz, and passes along to the borders of Archi to Ataroth,
3 And goes down westward to the coast of Japhleti, to the coast of Bethhoron the nether, and to Gezer: and the goings out at the sea.
4 So the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their inheritance.
5 And the border of the children of Ephraim according to their families was thus: even the border of their inheritance on the east side was Atarothaddar, to Bethhoron the upper;
6 And the border went out toward the sea to Michmethah on the north side; and the border went about eastward to Taanathshiloh, and passed by it on the east to Janohah;
7 And it went down from Janohah to Ataroth, and to Naarath, and came to Jericho, and went out at the Jordan.
8 The border went out from Tappuah westward to the river Kanah; and the goings out were at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim by their families.
9 And the separate cities for the children of Ephraim were among the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.
10 And they did not drive out the Canaanites who dwelt in Gezer: but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites to this day, and serve under tribute.

Chapter 17

1 There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh; for he was the firstborn of Joseph; namely, for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead: because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan.
2 There was also a lot for the rest of the children of Manasseh by their families; for the children of Abiezer, and for the children of Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for the children of Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and for the children of Shemida: these were the male children of Manasseh the son of Joseph by their families.
3 But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters: and these are the names of his daughters, Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
4 And they came before Eleazar the priest, and before Joshua the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, YHWH commanded Moses to give us an inheritance among our brethren. Therefore according to the commandment of YHWH he gave them an inheritance among the brethren of their father.
5 And there fell ten portions to Manasseh, beside the land of Gilead and Bashan, which were on the other side Jordan;
6 Because the daughters of Manasseh had an inheritance among his sons: and the rest of Manasseh's sons had the land of Gilead.
7 And the coast of Manasseh was from Asher to Michmethah, that lies before Shechem; and the border went along on the right hand to the inhabitants of Entappuah.
8 Now Manasseh had the land of Tappuah: but Tappuah on the border of Manasseh belonged to the children of Ephraim;
9 And the coast descended to the river Kanah, southward of the river: these cities of Ephraim are among the cities of Manasseh: the coast of Manasseh also was on the north side of the river, and the outgoings of it were at the sea:
10 Southward it was Ephraim's, and northward it was Manasseh's, and the sea is the border; and they met together in Asher on the north, and in Issachar on the east.
11 And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Bethshean and her towns, and Ibleam and her towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, and the inhabitants of Endor and her towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and her towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns, even three countries.
12 Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.
13 Yet it came to pass, when the children of Israel were grown strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute; but did not utterly drive them out.
14 And the children of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, Why have you given me but one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as YHWH has blessed me hereto?
15 And Joshua answered them, If you be a great people, then go up to the wood country, and cut down for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too narrow for you.
16 And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough for us: and all the Canaanites who dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both they who are of Bethshean and her towns, and they who are of the valley of Jezreel.
17 And Joshua spoke to the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, You are a great people, and have great power: you shall not have one lot only:
18 But the mountain shall be your; for it is a wood, and you shall cut it down: and the outgoings of it shall be yours: for you shall drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, and though they be strong.

Chapter 18

1 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them.
2 And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, who had not yet received their inheritance.
3 And Joshua said to the children of Israel, How long are you slack to go to possess the land, which YHWH Elohim of your fathers has given you?
4 Give out from among you three men for each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall rise, and go through the land, and describe it according to their inheritance; and they shall come again to me.
5 And they shall divide it into seven parts: Judah shall abide in their coast on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north.
6 You shall therefore describe the land into seven parts, and bring the description here to me, that I may cast lots for you here before YHWH our Elohim.
7 But the Levites have no part among you; for the priesthood of YHWH is their inheritance: and Gad, and Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh, have received their inheritance beyond Jordan on the east, which Moses the servant of YHWH gave them.
8 And the men arose, and went away: and Joshua charged those who went to describe the land, saying, Go and walk through the land, and describe it, and come again to me, that I may here cast lots for you before YHWH in Shiloh.
9 And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book, and came again to Joshua to the host at Shiloh.
10 And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before YHWH: and there Joshua divided the land to the children of Israel according to their divisions.
11 And the lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up according to their families: and the coast of their lot came forth between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph.
12 And their border on the north side was from the Jordan; and the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north side, and went up through the mountains westward; and its goings out were at the wilderness of Bethaven.
13 And the border went over from there toward Luz, to the side of Luz, which is Bethel, southward; and the border descended to Atarothadar, near the hill that lies on the south side of the nether Bethhoron.
14 And the border was drawn there, and compassed the corner of the sea southward, from the hill that lies before Bethhoron southward; and its goings out were at Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, a city of the children of Judah: this was the west quarter.
15 And the south quarter was from the end of Kirjathjearim, and the border went out on the west, and went out to the well of waters of Nephtoah:
16 And the border came down to the end of the mountain that lies before the valley of the son of Hinnom, and which is in the valley of the giants on the north, and descended to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of Jebusi on the south, and descended to Enrogel,
17 And was drawn from the north, and went forth to Enshemesh, and went forth toward Geliloth, which is over against the going up of Adummim, and descended to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben,
18 And passed along toward the side over against Arabah northward, and went down to Arabah:
19 And the border passed along to the side of Bethhoglah northward: and the outgoings of the border were at the north bay of the salt sea at the south end of Jordan: this was the south coast.
20 And Jordan was the border of it on the east side. This was the inheritance of the children of Benjamin, by the coasts round about, according to their families.
21 Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin according to their families were Jericho, and Bethhoglah, and the valley of Keziz.
22 And Betharabah, and Zemaraim, and Bethel,
23 And Avim, and Parah, and Ophrah,
24 And Chepharhaammonai, and Ophni, and Gaba; twelve cities with their villages:
25 Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beeroth,
26 And Mizpeh, and Chephirah, and Mozah,
27 And Rekem, and Irpeel, and Taralah,
28 And Zelah, Eleph, and Jebusi, which is Jerusalem, Gibeath, and Kirjath; fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the children of Benjamin according to their families.

Chapter 19

1 And the second lot came forth to Simeon, even for the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families: and their inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Judah.
2 And they had in their inheritance Beersheba, and Sheba, and Moladah,
3 And Hazarshual, and Balah, and Azem,
4 And Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah,
5 And Ziklag, and Bethmarcaboth, and Hazarsusah,
6 And Bethlebaoth, and Sharuhen; thirteen cities and their villages:
7 Ain, Remmon, and Ether, and Ashan; four cities and their villages:
8 And all the villages that were round about these cities to Baalathbeer, Ramath of the south. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families.
9 Out of the portion of the children of Judah was the inheritance of the children of Simeon: for the part of the children of Judah was too much for them: therefore the children of Simeon had their inheritance within their inheritance.
10 And the third lot came up for the children of Zebulun according to their families: and the border of their inheritance was to Sarid:
11 And their border went up toward the sea, and Maralah, and reached to Dabbasheth, and reached to the river that is before Jokneam;
12 And turned from Sarid eastward toward the sunrising to the border of Chislothtabor, and then goes out to Daberath, and goes up to Japhia.
13 And from there passes on along on the east to Gittahhepher, to Ittahkazin, and goes out to Remmonmethoar to Neah;
14 And the border compasses it on the north side to Hannathon: and its outgoings are in the valley of Jiphthahel:
15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.
16 This is the inheritance of the children of Zebulun according to their families, these cities with their villages.
17 And the fourth lot came out to Issachar, for the children of Issachar according to their families.
18 And their border was toward Jezreel, and Chesulloth, and Shunem,
19 And Haphraim, and Shihon, and Anaharath,
20 And Rabbith, and Kishion, and Abez,
21 And Remeth, and Engannim, and Enhaddah, and Bethpazzez;
22 And the coast reaches to Tabor, and Shahazimah, and Bethshemesh; and the outgoings of their border were at Jordan: sixteen cities with their villages.
23 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Issachar according to their families, the cities and their villages.
24 And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families.
25 And their border was Helkath, and Hali, and Beten, and Achshaph,
26 And Alammelech, and Amad, and Misheal; and reaches to Carmel westward, and to Shihorlibnath;
27 And turns toward the sunrising to Bethdagon, and reaches to Zebulun, and to the valley of Jiphthahel toward the north side of Bethemek, and Neiel, and goes out to Cabul on the left hand,
28 And Hebron, and Rehob, and Hammon, and Kanah, even to great Zidon;
29 And then the coast turns to Ramah, and to the strong city Tyre; and the coast turns to Hosah; and its outgoings are at the sea from the coast to Achzib:
30 Ummah also, and Aphek, and Rehob: twenty two cities with their villages.
31 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher according to their families, these cities with their villages.
32 The sixth lot came out to the children of Naphtali, even for the children of Naphtali according to their families.
33 And their coast was from Heleph, from Allon to Zaanannim, and Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel, to Lakum; and its outgoings were at Jordan:
34 And then the coast turns westward to Aznothtabor, and goes out from there to Hukkok, and reaches to Zebulun on the south side, and reaches to Asher on the west side, and to Judah upon Jordan toward the sunrising.
35 And the fenced cities are Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and Chinnereth,
36 And Adamah, and Ramah, and Hazor,
37 And Kedesh, and Edrei, and Enhazor,
38 And Iron, and Migdalel, Horem, and Bethanath, and Bethshemesh; nineteen cities with their villages.
39 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Naphtali according to their families, the cities and their villages.
40 And the seventh lot came out for the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families.
41 And the coast of their inheritance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Irshemesh,
42 And Shaalabbin, and Ajalon, and Jethlah,
43 And Elon, and Thimnathah, and Ekron,
44 And Eltekeh, and Gibbethon, and Baalath,
45 And Jehud, and Beneberak, and Gathrimmon,
46 And Mejarkon, and Rakkon, with the border before Japho.
47 And the coast of the children of Dan went out too little for them: therefore the children of Dan went up to fight against Leshem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt in it, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.
48 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families, these cities with their villages.
49 When they had made an end of dividing the land for inheritance by their coasts, the children of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua the son of Nun among them:
50 According to the word of YHWH they gave him the city which he asked, even Timnathserah in mount Ephraim: and he built the city, and dwelt in it.
51 These are the inheritances, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, divided for an inheritance by lot in Shiloh before YHWH, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. So they made an end of dividing the country.

Chapter 20

1 YHWH also spoke to Joshua, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for yourselves cities of refuge, whereof I spoke to you by the hand of Moses:
3 That the slayer who kills any person unawares and unwittingly may flee there: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.
4 And when he who flees to one of those cities shall stand at the entering of the gate of the city, and shall declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city, they shall take him into the city to them, and give him a place, that he may dwell among them.
5 And if the avenger of blood pursue after him, then they shall not deliver the slayer up into his hand; because he smote his neighbour unwittingly, and had not hated him beforetime.
6 And he shall dwell in that city, until he stand before the congregation for judgment, and until the death of the high priest who shall be in those days: then shall the slayer return, and come to his own city, and to his own house, to the city from whence he fled.
7 And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah.
8 And on the other side of the Jordan by Jericho eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh.
9 These were the cities appointed for all the children of Israel, and for the stranger who sojourns among them, that whosoever kills any person unawares might flee there, and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood, until he stood before the congregation.

Chapter 21

1 Then the heads of the fathers of the Levites came to Eleazar the priest, and to Joshua the son of Nun, and to the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel;
2 And they spoke to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, YHWH commanded by the hand of Moses to give us cities to dwell in, with the suburbs for our cattle.
3 And the children of Israel gave to the Levites out of their inheritance, at the commandment of YHWH, these cities and their suburbs.
4 And the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites: and the children of Aaron the priest, who were of the Levites, had by lot out of the tribe of Judah, and out of the tribe of Simeon, and out of the tribe of Benjamin, thirteen cities.
5 And the rest of the children of Kohath had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh, ten cities.
6 And the children of Gershon had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.
7 The children of Merari by their families had out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.
8 And the children of Israel gave by lot to the Levites these cities with their suburbs, as YHWH commanded by the hand of Moses.
9 And they gave out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities which are here mentioned by name,
10 Which the children of Aaron, being of the families of the Kohathites, who were of the children of Levi, had: for theirs was the first lot.
11 And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, with the suburbs round about it.
12 But the fields of the city, and the villages, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.
13 Thus they gave to the children of Aaron the priest Hebron with its suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Libnah with its suburbs,
14 And Jattir with its suburbs, and Eshtemoa with its suburbs,
15 And Holon with its suburbs, and Debir with its suburbs,
16 And Ain with its suburbs, and Juttah with its suburbs, and Bethshemesh with its suburbs; nine cities out of those two tribes.
17 And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its suburbs, Geba with its suburbs,
18 Anathoth with its suburbs, and Almon with its suburbs; four cities.
19 All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities with their suburbs.
20 And the families of the children of Kohath, the Levites who remained of the children of Kohath, even they had the cities of their lot out of the tribe of Ephraim.
21 For they gave them Shechem with its suburbs in mount Ephraim, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Gezer with its suburbs,
22 And Kibzaim with its suburbs, and Bethhoron with its suburbs; four cities.
23 And out of the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh with its suburbs, Gibbethon with its suburbs,
24 Aijalon with its suburbs, Gathrimmon with its suburbs; four cities.
25 And out of the half tribe of Manasseh, Tanach with its suburbs, and Gathrimmon with its suburbs; two cities.
26 All the cities were ten with their suburbs for the families of the children of Kohath that remained.
27 And to the children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, out of the other half tribe of Manasseh they gave Golan in Bashan with its suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Beeshterah with its suburbs; two cities.
28 And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishon with its suburbs, Dabareh with its suburbs,
29 Jarmuth with its suburbs, Engannim with its suburbs; four cities.
30 And out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with its suburbs, Abdon with its suburbs,
31 Helkath with its suburbs, and Rehob with its suburbs; four cities.
32 And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Hammothdor with its suburbs, and Kartan with its suburbs; three cities.
33 All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families were thirteen cities with their suburbs.
34 And to the families of the children of Merari, the rest of the Levites, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with its suburbs, and Kartah with its suburbs,
35 Dimnah with its suburbs, Nahalal with its suburbs; four cities.
36 And out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with its suburbs, and Jahazah with its suburbs,
37 Kedemoth with its suburbs, and Mephaath with its suburbs; four cities.
38 And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with its suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Mahanaim with its suburbs,
39 Heshbon with its suburbs, Jazer with its suburbs; four cities in all.
40 So all the cities for the children of Merari by their families, who were remaining of the families of the Levites, were by their lot twelve cities.
41 All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel were forty eight cities with their suburbs.
42 These cities were every one with their suburbs round about them: thus were all these cities.
43 And YHWH gave to Israel all the land which he swore to give to their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt in it.
44 And YHWH gave them rest round about, according to all that he swore to their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; YHWH delivered all their enemies into their hand.
45 There failed not any good thing which YHWH had spoken to the house of Israel; all came to pass.

Chapter 22

1 Then Joshua called the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh,
2 And said to them, You have kept all that Moses the servant of YHWH commanded you, and have obeyed my voice in all that I commanded you:
3 You have not left your brethren these many days to this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of YHWH your Elohim.
4 And now YHWH your Elohim has given rest to your brethren, as he promised them: therefore now return, and go to your tents, and to the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of YHWH gave you on the other side of the Jordan.
5 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of YHWH charged you, to love YHWH your Elohim, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave to him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.
6 So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away: and they went to their tents.
7 Now to the one half of the tribe of Manasseh Moses had given possession in Bashan: but to the other half Joshua gave possession among their brethren on this west side of the Jordan. And when Joshua sent them away also to their tents, then he blessed them,
8 And he spoke to them, saying, Return with much riches to your tents, and with very many cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with brass, and with iron, and with very much clothing: divide the spoil of your enemies with your brethren.
9 And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh returned, and departed from the children of Israel out of Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan, to go to the country of Gilead, to the land of their possession, whereof they were possessed, according to the word of YHWH by the hand of Moses.
10 And when they came to the borders of Jordan, that are in the land of Canaan, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh built there an altar by Jordan, a great altar to see to.
11 And the children of Israel heard say, Behold, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh have built an altar over against the land of Canaan, in the borders of Jordan, at the passage of the children of Israel.
12 And when the children of Israel heard of it, the whole congregation of the children of Israel gathered themselves together at Shiloh, to go up to war against them.
13 And the children of Israel sent to the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half tribe of Manasseh, into the land of Gilead, Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest,
14 And with him ten princes, of each chief house a prince throughout all the tribes of Israel; and each one was a head of the house of their fathers among the thousands of Israel.
15 And they came to the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half tribe of Manasseh, to the land of Gilead, and they spoke with them, saying,
16 Thus said the whole congregation of YHWH, What trespass is this that you have committed against the Elohim of Israel, to turn away this day from following YHWH, in that you have built yourselves an altar, that you might rebel this day against YHWH?
17 Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we are not cleansed until this day, although there was a plague in the congregation of YHWH,
18 But you must turn away this day from following YHWH? and it will be, seeing you rebel today against YHWH, that tomorrow he will be wroth with the whole congregation of Israel.
19 Notwithstanding, if the land of your possession be unclean, then pass over to the land of the possession of YHWH, wherein YHWH's tabernacle dwells, and take possession among us: but rebel not against YHWH, nor rebel against us, in building yourselves an altar beside the altar of YHWH our Elohim.
20 Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the accursed thing, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? and that man did not perish alone in his iniquity.
21 Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh answered, and said to the heads of the thousands of Israel,
22 YHWH El of elohim, YHWH El of elohim, he knows, and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in transgression against YHWH, (save us not this day,)
23 That we have built us an altar to turn from following YHWH, or if to offer thereon burnt offering or meat offering, or if to offer peace offerings thereon, let YHWH himself require it;
24 And if we have not rather done it for fear of