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The text of the Darby Translation is a reprint of the first edition of the complete 'New Translation' Bible published by Morrish in 1890. With the exception of a few needed adjustments in the usage of capitol letters, no change has been made to the wording of the Darby Translation from its ‘New Translation’ predecessor.


 


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Genesis


1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

2And the earth was waste and empty, and darkness was on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

3And God said, Let there be light. And there was light.

4And God saw the light that it was good; and God divided between the light and the darkness.

5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening, and there was morning -- the first day.

6And God said, Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it be a division between waters and waters.

7And God made the expanse, and divided between the waters that are under the expanse and the waters that are above the expanse; and it was so.

8And God called the expanse Heavens. And there was evening, and there was morning -- a second day.

9And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together to one place, and let the dry [land] appear. And it was so.

10And God called the dry [land] Earth, and the gathering together of the waters he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

11And God said, Let the earth cause grass to spring up, herb producing seed, fruit-trees yielding fruit after their kind, the seed of which is in them, on the earth. And it was so.

12And the earth brought forth grass, herb producing seed after its kind, and trees yielding fruit, the seed of which is in them, after their kind. And God saw that it was good.

13And there was evening, and there was morning -- a third day.

14And God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens, to divide between the day and the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;

15and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth. And it was so.

16And God made the two great lights, the great light to rule the day, and the small light to rule the night, -- and the stars.

17And God set them in the expanse of the heavens, to give light on the earth,

18and to rule during the day and during the night, and to divide between the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good.

19And there was evening, and there was morning -- a fourth day.

20And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living souls, and let fowl fly above the earth in the expanse of the heavens.

21And God created the great sea monsters, and every living soul that moves with which the waters swarm, after their kind, and every winged fowl after its kind. And God saw that it was good.

22And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply on the earth.

23And there was evening, and there was morning -- a fifth day.

24And God said, Let the earth bring forth living souls after their kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth, after their kind. And it was so.

25And God made the beast of the earth after its kind, and the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing of the ground after its kind. And God saw that it was good.

26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over the whole earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth on the earth.

27And God created Man in his image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28And God blessed them; and God said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the heavens, and over every animal that moveth on the earth.

29And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb producing seed that is on the whole earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree producing seed: it shall be food for you;

30and to every animal of the earth, and to every fowl of the heavens, and to everything that creepeth on the earth, in which is a living soul, every green herb for food. And it was so.

31And God saw everything that he had made, and behold it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning -- the sixth day.

2And the heavens and the earth and all their host were finished.

2And God had finished on the seventh day his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

3And God blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it, because that on it he rested from all his work which God had created in making it.

4These are the histories of the heavens and the earth, when they were created, in the day that Jehovah Elohim made earth and heavens,

5and every shrub of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew; for Jehovah Elohim had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground.

6But a mist went up from the earth, and moistened the whole surface of the ground.

7And Jehovah Elohim formed Man, dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and Man became a living soul.

8And Jehovah Elohim planted a garden in Eden eastward, and there put Man whom he had formed.

9And out of the ground Jehovah Elohim made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; and the tree of life, in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

10And a river went out of Eden, to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became four main streams.

11The name of the one is Pison: that is it which surrounds the whole land of Havilah, where the gold is.

12And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and the onyx stone are there.

13And the name of the second river is Gihon: that is it which surrounds the whole land of Cush.

14And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which flows forward toward Asshur. And the fourth river, that is Euphrates.

15And Jehovah Elohim took Man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to till it and to guard it.

16And Jehovah Elohim commanded Man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou shalt freely eat;

17but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest of it thou shalt certainly die.

18And Jehovah Elohim said, It is not good that Man should be alone; I will make him a helpmate, his like.

19And out of the ground Jehovah Elohim had formed every animal of the field and all fowl of the heavens, and brought [them] to Man, to see what he would call them; and whatever Man called each living soul, that was its name.

20And Man gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the heavens, and to every beast of the field; but as for Adam, he found no helpmate, his like.

21And Jehovah Elohim caused a deep sleep to fall upon Man; and he slept. And he took one of his ribs and closed up flesh in its stead.

22And Jehovah Elohim built the rib that he had taken from Man into a woman; and brought her to Man.

23And Man said, This time it is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh: this shall be called Woman, because this was taken out of a man.

24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.

25And they were both naked, Man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

3And the serpent was more crafty than any animal of the field which Jehovah Elohim had made. And it said to the woman, Is it even so, that God has said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

2And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden;

3but of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, God has said, Ye shall not eat of it, and ye shall not touch it, lest ye die.

4And the serpent said to the woman, Ye will not certainly die;

5but God knows that in the day ye eat of it, your eyes will be opened, and ye will be as God, knowing good and evil.

6And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a pleasure for the eyes, and the tree was to be desired to give intelligence; and she took of its fruit, and ate, and gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

7And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

8And they heard the voice of Jehovah Elohim, walking in the garden in the cool of the day. And Man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Jehovah Elohim, in the midst of the trees of the garden.

9And Jehovah Elohim called to Man, and said to him, Where art thou?

10And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I feared, because I am naked; and I hid myself.

11And he said, Who told thee that thou art naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee not to eat?

12And Man said, The woman, whom thou hast given [to be] with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.

13And Jehovah Elohim said to the woman, What is this thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent deceived me, and I ate.

14And Jehovah Elohim said to the serpent, Because thou hast done this, be thou cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field. On thy belly shalt thou go, and eat dust all the days of thy life.

15And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; he shall crush thy head, and thou shalt crush his heel.

16To the woman he said, I will greatly increase thy travail and thy pregnancy; with pain thou shalt bear children; and to thy husband shall be thy desire, and he shall rule over thee.

17And to Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed be the ground on thy account; with toil shalt thou eat [of] it all the days of thy life;

18and thorns and thistles shall it yield thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.

19In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, until thou return to the ground: for out of it wast thou taken. For dust thou art; and unto dust shalt thou return.

20And Man called his wife's name Eve; because she is the mother of all living.

21And Jehovah Elohim made Adam and his wife coats of skin, and clothed them.

22And Jehovah Elohim said, Behold, Man is become as one of us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he stretch out his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever ...!

23Therefore Jehovah Elohim sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken.

24And he drove out Man; and he set the Cherubim, and the flame of the flashing sword, toward the east of the garden of Eden, to guard the way to the tree of life.

4And Man knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain, and said, I have acquired a man with Jehovah.

2And she further bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a shepherd, but Cain was a husbandman.

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

4And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock, and of their fat. And Jehovah looked upon Abel, and on his offering;

5and upon Cain, and on his offering, he did not look. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

6And Jehovah said to Cain, Why art thou angry, and why is thy countenance fallen?

7If thou doest well, will not [thy countenance] look up [with confidence]? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door; and unto thee [shall be] his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

8And Cain spoke to 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.

9And Jehovah said to Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: am I my brother's keeper?

10And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood is crying to me from the ground.

11And now be thou cursed from the ground, which hath opened its mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand.

12When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield thee its strength; a wanderer and fugitive shalt thou be on the earth.

13And Cain said to Jehovah, My punishment is too great to be borne.

14Behold, thou hast driven me this day from the face of the ground, and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a wanderer and fugitive on the earth; and it will come to pass, [that] every one who finds me will slay me.

15And Jehovah said to him, Therefore, whoever slayeth Cain, it shall be revenged sevenfold. And Jehovah set a mark on Cain, lest any finding him should smite him.

16And Cain went out from the presence of Jehovah, and dwelt in the land of Nod, toward the east of Eden.

17And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city; and he called the name of the city after the name of his son Enoch.

18And to Enoch was born Irad; and Irad begot Mehujael; and Mehujael begot Methushael; and Methushael begot Lemech.

19And Lemech took two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the second, Zillah.

20And Adah bore Jabal: he was the father of those who dwell in tents, and [breed] cattle.

21And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of those who handle the harp and pipe.

22And Zillah, she also bore Tubal-Cain, the forger of every kind of tool of brass and iron. And the sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah.

23And Lemech said to his wives: Adah and Zillah, hear my voice, Ye wives of Lemech, listen to my speech. For I have slain a man for my wound, and a youth for my bruise.

24If Cain shall be avenged seven-fold; Lemech seventy and seven fold.

25And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son, and called his name Seth: ... For God has appointed me another seed instead of Abel, because Cain has slain him.

26And to Seth, to him also was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then people began to call on the name of Jehovah.

5This is the book of Adam's generations. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him.

2Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

3And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begot [a son] in his likeness, after his image, and called his name Seth.

4And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years; and he begot sons and daughters.

5And all the days of Adam that he lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died.

6And Seth lived a hundred and five years, and begot Enosh.

7And Seth lived after he had begotten Enosh eight hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters.

8And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years; and he died.

9And Enosh lived ninety years, and begot Cainan.

10And Enosh lived after he had begotten Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begot sons and daughters.

11And all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years; and he died.

12And Cainan lived seventy years, and begot Mahalaleel.

13And Cainan lived after he had begotten Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begot sons and daughters.

14And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years; and he died.

15And Mahalaleel lived sixty-five years, and begot Jared.

16And Mahalaleel lived after he had begotten Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters.

17And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred and ninety-five years; and he died.

18And Jared lived a hundred and sixty-two years, and begot Enoch.

19And Jared lived after he had begotten Enoch eight hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.

20And all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years; and he died.

21And Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methushelah.

22And Enoch walked with God after he had begotten Methushelah three hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.

23And all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.

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

25And Methushelah lived a hundred and eighty-seven years, and begot Lemech.

26And Methushelah lived after he had begotten Lemech seven hundred and eighty-two years, and begot sons and daughters.

27And all the days of Methushelah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years; and he died.

28And Lemech lived a hundred and eighty-two years, and begot a son.

29And he called his name Noah, saying, This [one] shall comfort us concerning our work and concerning the toil of our hands, because of the ground which Jehovah has cursed.

30And Lemech lived after he had begotten Noah five hundred and ninety-five years, and begot sons and daughters.

31And all the days of Lemech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years; and he died.

32And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

6And it came to pass when mankind began to multiply on the earth, and daughters were born to them,

2that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and took themselves wives of all that they chose.

3And Jehovah said, My Spirit shall not always plead with Man; for he indeed is flesh; but his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.

4In those days were the giants on the earth, and also afterwards, when the sons of God had come in to the daughters of men, and they had borne [children] to them; these were the heroes, who of old were men of renown.

5And Jehovah saw that the wickedness of Man was great on the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart only evil continually.

6And Jehovah repented that he had made Man on the earth, and it grieved him in his heart.

7And Jehovah said, I will destroy Man, whom I have created, from the earth -- from man to cattle, to creeping things, and to fowl of the heavens; for I repent that I have made them.

8But Noah found favour in the eyes of Jehovah.

9This is the history of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect amongst his generations: Noah walked with God.

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

11And the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was full of violence.

12And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted its way on the earth.

13And God said to Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me, for the earth is full of violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

14Make thyself an ark of gopher wood: [with] cells shalt thou make the ark; and pitch it inside and outside with pitch.

15And thus shalt thou make it: let the length of the ark be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

16A light shalt thou make to the ark; and to a cubit high shalt thou finish it above. And the door of the ark shalt thou set in its side: [with] a lower, second, and third [story] shalt thou make it.

17For I, behold, I bring a flood of waters on the earth, to destroy all flesh under the heavens in which is the breath of life: everything that is on the earth shall expire.

18But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt go into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

19And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every [sort] shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep [them] alive with thee: they shall be male and female.

20Of fowl after their kind, and of the cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of each shall go in to thee, to keep [them] alive.

21And take thou of all food that is eaten, and gather [it] to thee, that it may be for food for thee and for them.

22And Noah did it; according to all that God had commanded him, so did he.

7And Jehovah said to Noah, Go into the ark, thou and all thy house; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

2Of all clean beasts thou shalt take to thee by sevens, a male and its female; but of the beasts that are not clean two, a male and its female.

3Also of the fowl of the heavens by sevens, male and female; to keep seed alive on the face of all the earth.

4For in yet seven days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living being which I have made will I destroy from the ground.

5And Noah did according to all that Jehovah had commanded him.

6And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was on the earth.

7And 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.

8Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowl, and of everything that creeps on the ground,

9there came two and two unto Noah into the ark, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.

10And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth.

11In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that same day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

12And the pour of rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.

13On the same day went 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;

14they, and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and all fowl after its kind -- every bird of every wing.

15And they went to Noah, into the ark, two and two of all flesh, in which was the breath of life.

16And they that came, came male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him. And Jehovah shut him in.

17And the flood was forty days on the earth. And the waters increased, and bore up the ark; and it was lifted up above the earth.

18And the waters prevailed and increased greatly on the earth; and the ark went on the face of the waters.

19And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth; and all the high mountains that are under all the heavens were covered.

20Fifteen cubits upward the waters prevailed; and the mountains were covered.

21And all flesh that moved on the earth expired, fowl as well as cattle, and beasts, and all crawling things which crawl on the earth, and all mankind:

22everything which had in its nostrils the breath of life, of all that was on the dry [land], died.

23And every living being was destroyed that was on the ground, both man, and cattle, and creeping things, and fowl of the heavens; and they were destroyed from the earth. And Noah alone remained, and what was with him in the ark.

24And the waters prevailed on the earth a hundred and fifty days.

8And God remembered Noah, and all the animals, and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided.

2And the fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were closed, and the pour of rain from heaven was stopped.

3And the waters retired from the earth, continually retiring; and in the course of a hundred and fifty days the waters abated.

4And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.

5And the waters abated continually until the tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.

6And it came to pass at the end of forty days that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made.

7And he sent out the raven, which went forth going to and fro, until the waters were dried from the earth.

8And he sent out the dove from him, to see if the waters had become low on the ground.

9But the dove found no resting-place for the sole of her foot, and returned to him into the ark; for the waters were on the whole earth; and he put forth his hand, and took her, and brought her to him into the ark.

10And he waited yet other seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark.

11And the dove came to him at eventide; and behold, in her beak was an olive-leaf plucked off; and Noah knew that the waters had become low on the earth.

12And he waited yet other seven days, and sent forth the dove; but she returned no more to him.

13And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year, in the first [month], on the first of the month, that the waters were dried up from the earth. And Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the surface of the ground was dried.

14And in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.

15And God spoke to Noah, saying,

16Go out of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.

17Bring forth with thee every animal which is with thee, of all flesh, fowl as well as cattle, and all the creeping things which creep on the earth, that they may swarm on the earth, and may be fruitful and multiply on the earth.

18And Noah went out, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him.

19All the animals, all the creeping things, and all the fowl -- everything that moves on the earth, after their kinds, went out of the ark.

20And Noah built an altar to Jehovah; and took of every clean animal, and of all clean fowl, and offered up burnt-offerings on the altar.

21And Jehovah smelled the sweet odour. And Jehovah said in his heart, I will no more henceforth curse the ground on account of Man, for the thought of Man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will no more smite every living thing, as I have done.

22Henceforth, all the days of the earth, seed [time] and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, shall not cease.

9And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.

2And let the fear of you and the dread of you be upon every animal of the earth, and upon all fowl of the heavens: upon all that moveth [on] the ground; and upon all the fishes of the sea: into your hand are they delivered.

3Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you: as the green herb I give you everything.

4Only, the flesh with its life, its blood, ye shall not eat.

5And indeed your blood, [the blood] of your lives, will I require: at the hand of every animal will I require it, and at the hand of Man, at the hand of each [the blood] of his brother, will I require the life of Man.

6Whoso sheddeth Man's blood, by Man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God he hath made Man.

7And ye, be fruitful and multiply: swarm on the earth, and multiply on it.

8And God spoke to Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

9And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

10and with every living soul which is with you, fowl as well as cattle, and all the animals of the earth with you, of all that has gone out of the ark -- every animal of the earth.

11And I establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood, and henceforth there shall be no flood to destroy the earth.

12And God said, This is the sign of the covenant that I set between me and you and every living soul that is with you, for everlasting generations:

13I set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be for a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

14And it shall come to pass when I bring clouds over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud,

15and I will remember my covenant which is between me and you and every living soul of all flesh; and the waters shall not henceforth become a flood to destroy all flesh.

16And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living soul of all flesh that is upon the earth.

17And God said to Noah, This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

18And the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth. And Ham is the father of Canaan.

19These three are the sons of Noah; and from these was [the population of] the whole earth spread abroad.

20And Noah began [to be] a husbandman, and planted a vineyard.

21And he drank of the wine, and was drunken, and he uncovered himself in his tent.

22And Ham the father of Canaan saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren outside.

23And Shem and Japheth took the upper garment and both laid [it] upon their shoulders, and went backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father. And their faces were turned away, that they saw not their father's nakedness.

24And Noah awoke from his wine, and learned what his youngest son had done to him.

25And he said, Cursed be Canaan; Let him be a bondman of bondmen to his brethren.

26And he said, Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Shem, And let Canaan be his bondman.

27Let God enlarge Japheth, and let him dwell in the tents of Shem, And let Canaan be his bondman.

28And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

29And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died.

10And these are the generations of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth; and to them were sons born after the flood.

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

3And the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

4And the sons of Javan: Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

5From these came the distribution of the isles of the nations, according to their lands, every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

6And the sons of Ham: Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

7And the sons of Cush: Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.

8And Cush begot Nimrod: he began to be mighty on the earth.

9He was a mighty hunter before Jehovah; therefore it is said, As Nimrod, the mighty hunter before Jehovah!

10And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

11From that land went out Asshur, and built Nineveh, and Rehoboth-Ir, and Calah,

12and Resen, between Nineveh and Calah: this is the great city.

13-- And Mizraim begot the Ludim, and the Anamim, and the Lehabim, and the Naphtuhim,

14and the Pathrusim, and the Casluhim, out of whom came the Philistines, and the Caphtorim.

15-- And Canaan begot Sidon, his firstborn, and Heth,

16and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,

17and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

18and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite. And afterwards the families of the Canaanites spread themselves abroad.

19And the border of the Canaanite was from Sidon, as one goes to Gerar, up to Gazah; as one goes to Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, up to Lesha.

20These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, in their nations.

21And to Shem -- to him also were [sons] born; he is the father of all the sons of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder.

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

23And the sons of Aram: Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

24-- And Arphaxad begot Shelah; and Shelah begot Eber.

25And to Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg, for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.

26And Joktan begot Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

27and Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,

28and Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

29and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were sons of Joktan.

30And their dwelling was from Mesha, as one goes to Sephar, the eastern mountain.

31These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

32These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations. And from these came the distribution of the nations on the earth after the flood.

11And the whole earth had one language, and the same words.

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

3And they said one to another, Come on, let us make bricks, and burn [them] thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar.

4And they said, Come on, let us build ourselves a city and a tower, the top of which [may reach] to the heavens; and let us make ourselves a name, lest we be scattered over the face of the whole earth.

5And Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men built.

6And Jehovah said, Behold, the people is one, and have all one language; and this have they begun to do. And now will they be hindered in nothing that they meditate doing.

7Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

8And Jehovah scattered them thence over the face of the whole earth. And they left off building the city.

9Therefore was its name called Babel; because Jehovah there confounded the language of the whole earth. And Jehovah scattered them thence over the face of the whole earth.

10These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old, and begot Arphaxad two years after the flood.

11And Shem lived after he had begotten Arphaxad five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.

12And Arphaxad lived thirty-five years, and begot Shelah.

13And Arphaxad lived after he had begotten Shelah four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.

14And Shelah lived thirty years, and begot Eber.

15And Shelah lived after he had begotten Eber four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.

16And Eber lived thirty-four years, and begot Peleg.

17And Eber lived after he had begotten Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters.

18And Peleg lived thirty years, and begot Reu.

19And Peleg lived after he had begotten Reu two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters.

20And Reu lived thirty-two years, and begot Serug.

21And Reu lived after he had begotten Serug two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters.

22And Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nahor.

23And Serug lived after he had begotten Nahor two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.

24And Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and begot Terah.

25And Nahor lived after he had begotten Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and begot sons and daughters.

26And Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

27And these are the generations of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begot Lot.

28And Haran died before the face of his father Terah in the land of his nativity at Ur of the Chaldeans.

29And Abram and Nahor took wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, a daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah and the father of Iscah.

30And Sarai was barren: she had no child.

31And 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 together out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to go into the land of Canaan, and came as far as Haran, and dwelt there.

32And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.

12And Jehovah had said to Abram, Go out of thy land, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, to the land that I will shew thee.

2And I will make of thee a great nation, and bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.

3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

4And Abram departed as Jehovah had said to him. And Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed out of Haran.

5And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had acquired, and the souls that they had obtained in Haran, and they went out to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

6And Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

7And Jehovah appeared to Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land. And there he built an altar to Jehovah who had appeared to him.

8And he removed thence towards the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, [having] Bethel toward the west, and Ai toward the east; and there he built an altar to Jehovah, and called on the name of Jehovah.

9And Abram moved onward, going on still toward the south.

10And there was a famine in the land. And Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was grievous in the land.

11And 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 thou art a woman fair to look upon.

12And it will come to pass when the Egyptians see thee, that they will say, She is his wife; and they will slay me, and save thee alive.

13Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister, that it may be well with me on thy account, and my soul may live because of thee.

14And it came to pass when Abram came into Egypt, that the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

15And the princes of Pharaoh saw her, and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

16And he treated Abram well on her account; and he had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and bondmen, and bondwomen, and she-asses, and camels.

17And Jehovah plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.

18And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this thou hast done to me? Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

19Why didst thou say, She is my sister, so that I took her as my wife. And now, behold, there is thy wife: take [her], and go away.

20And Pharaoh commanded [his] men concerning him, and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.

13And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, towards the south.

2And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

3And he went on his journeys from the south as far as Bethel; as far as the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai;

4to the place of the altar that he had made there at the first. And there Abram called on the name of Jehovah.

5And Lot also who went with Abram had flocks, and herds, and tents.

6And the land could not support them, that they might dwell together, for their property was great; and they could not dwell together.

7And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle. And the Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land.

8And Abram said to Lot, I pray thee let there be no contention between me and thee, and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen, for we are brethren.

9Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if to the left, then I will take the right; and if to the right, then I will take the left.

10And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of the Jordan that it was thoroughly watered, before Jehovah had destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah; as the garden of Jehovah, like the land of Egypt, as one goes to Zoar.

11And Lot chose for himself all the plain of the Jordan; and Lot went toward the east. And they separated the one from the other:

12Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan; and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain, and pitched tents as far as Sodom.

13And the people of Sodom were wicked, and great sinners before Jehovah.

14And Jehovah said to Abram, after that Lot had separated himself from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward and southward and eastward and westward;

15for all the land that thou seest will I give to thee, and to thy seed for ever.

16And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth, so that if any one can number the dust of the earth, thy seed also will be numbered.

17Arise, walk through the land according to the length of it and according to the breadth of it; for I will give it to thee.

18Then Abram moved [his] tents, and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron. And he built there an altar to Jehovah.

14And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel the king of Shinar, Arioch the king of El-lasar, Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and Tidal the king of nations,

2[that] they made war with Bera the king of Sodom, and with Birsha the king of Gomorrah, Shinab the king of Admah, and Shemeber the king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.

3All these were joined in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.

4Twelve years had they served Chedorlaomer; and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

5And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh-Kirjathaim,

6and the Horites on their mount Seir, to El-Paran, which is by the wilderness.

7And they returned, and came to En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites that dwelt at Hazazon-Tamar.

8And the king of Sodom and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar, went out, and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim,

9with Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and Tidal the king of nations, and Amraphel the king of Shinar, and Arioch the king of Ellasar -- four kings with the five.

10And the vale of Siddim was full of pits of asphalt. And the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there: and they that remained fled to the mountain.

11And they took all the property of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and departed.

12And they took Lot and his property, Abram's brother's son, and departed. For he dwelt in Sodom.

13And one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew. And he dwelt by the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, the brother of Eshcol, and the brother of Aner. And these were Abram's allies.

14And Abram heard that his brother was taken captive; and he led out his trained [servants], born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued [them] as far as Dan.

15And he divided himself against them by night, he and his servants, and smote them, and pursued them as far as Hobah, which is to the left of Damascus.

16And he brought back all the property, and brought again his brother Lot and his property, and the women also, and the people.

17And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after he had returned from smiting Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, into the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's valley.

18And Melchisedec king of Salem brought out bread and wine. And he was priest of the Most High [God].

19And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the Most High [God], possessor of heavens and earth.

20And blessed be the Most High [God], who has delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him the tenth of all.

21And the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me the souls, and take the property for thyself.

22And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand to Jehovah, the Most High [God], possessor of heavens and earth,

23if from a thread even to a sandal-thong, yes, if of all that is thine, I take [anything] ...; that thou mayest not say, I have made Abram rich;

24save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men that went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre, let them take their portion.

15After these things the word of Jehovah came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram; I am thy shield, thy exceeding great reward.

2And Abram said, Lord Jehovah, what wilt thou give me? seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus.

3And Abram said, Lo, to me thou hast given no seed, and behold, a son of my house will be mine heir.

4And behold, the word of Jehovah [came] to him, saying, This shall not be thine heir, but he that will come forth out of thy body shall be thine heir.

5And he led him out, and said, Look now toward the heavens, and number the stars, if thou be able to number them. And he said to him, So shall thy seed be!

6And he believed Jehovah; and he reckoned it to him [as] righteousness.

7And he said to him, I am Jehovah who brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give thee this land to possess it.

8And he said, Lord Jehovah, how shall I know that I shall possess it?

9And he said to him, Take me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.

10And he took all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid the half of each opposite its fellow; but the birds he did not divide.

11And the birds of prey came down on the carcases; and Abram scared them away.

12And as the sun was just going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, a horror, a great darkness, fell upon him.

13And he said to Abram, Know assuredly that thy seed will be a sojourner in a land [that is] not theirs, and they shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years.

14But also that nation which they shall serve I will judge; and afterwards they shall come out with great property.

15And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

16And [in the] fourth generation they shall come hither again; for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

17And it came to pass when the sun had gone down, and it was dark, that behold, there was a smoking furnace, and a flame of fire which passed between those pieces.

18On the same day Jehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates;

19the Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

20and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaim,

21and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

16And Sarai Abram's wife did not bear him [children]. And she had an Egyptian maidservant; and her name was Hagar.

2And Sarai said to Abram, Behold now, Jehovah has shut me up, that I do not bear. Go in, I pray thee, to my maidservant: it may be that I shall be built up by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

3And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar, the Egyptian, her maidservant, at the end of ten years that Abram had dwelt in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram, as his wife.

4And he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was lightly esteemed in her eyes.

5And Sarai said to Abram, My wrong be on thee! I have given my maidservant into thy bosom; and now she sees that she has conceived, I am lightly esteemed in her eyes. Jehovah judge between me and thee!

6And Abram said to Sarai, Behold, thy maidservant is in thy hand: do to her what is good in thine eyes. And Sarai oppressed her; and she fled from her face.

7And the Angel of Jehovah found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.

8And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maidservant, whence comest thou? and whither art thou going? And she said, I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai.

9And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

10And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

11And the Angel of Jehovah said to her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael, because Jehovah hath hearkened to thy affliction.

12And he will be a wild-ass of a man, his hand against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell before the face of all his brethren.

13And she called the name of Jehovah who spoke to her, Thou art the [God] who reveals himself, for she said, Also here have I seen after he has revealed himself.

14Therefore the well was named Beer-lahai-roi: behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

15And Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called the name of his son whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.

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

17And Abram was ninety-nine years old, when Jehovah appeared to Abram, and said to him, I [am] the Almighty [God]: walk before my face, and be perfect.

2And I will set my covenant between me and thee, and will very greatly multiply thee.

3And Abram fell on his face; and God talked with him, saying,

4It is I: behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of a multitude of nations.

5And thy name shall no more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of a multitude of nations have I made thee.

6And I will make thee exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

7And I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be a God to thee, and to thy seed after thee.

8And I give to thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land of thy sojourning, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be a God to them.

9And God said to Abraham, And [as for] thee, thou shalt keep my covenant, thou and thy seed after thee in their generations.

10This is my covenant which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee -- that every male among you be circumcised.

11And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and [that] shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you.

12And at eight days old shall every male in your generations be circumcised among you -- he who is born in the house, and he who is bought with money, any stranger who is not of thy seed.

13He who is born in thy house, and he who is bought with thy money, must be circumcised; and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

14And the uncircumcised male who hath not been circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that soul shall be cut off from his peoples: he hath broken my covenant.

15And God said to Abraham, [As to] Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

16And I will bless her, and I will give thee a son also of her; and I will bless her, and she shall become nations: kings of peoples shall be of her.

17And Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall [a child] be born to him that is a hundred years old? and shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear?

18And Abraham said to God, Oh that Ishmael might live before thee!

19And God said, Sarah thy wife shall indeed bear thee a son; and thou shalt call his name Isaac; and I will establish my covenant with him, for an everlasting covenant for his seed after him.

20And for Ishmael I have heard thee: behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful, and will very greatly multiply him; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

21But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to thee at this appointed time in the next year.

22And he left off talking with him; and God went up from Abraham.

23And 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 people of Abraham's house -- and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin on that same day, as God had said to him.

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

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

26In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son;

27and all the men of his house, born in his house, or bought with money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

18And Jehovah appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre. And he sat at the tent-door in the heat of the day.

2And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, three men standing near him. And when he saw [them], he ran to meet them from the tent-door, and bowed himself to the earth,

3and said, Lord, if now I have found favour in thine eyes, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant.

4Let now a little water be fetched, that ye may wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.

5And I will fetch a morsel of bread; and refresh yourselves; after that ye shall pass on; for therefore have ye passed on towards your servant. And they said, So do as thou hast said.

6And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, Knead quickly three seahs of wheaten flour, and make cakes.

7And Abraham ran to the herd, and took a calf tender and good, and gave [it] to the attendant; and he hasted to dress it.

8And he took thick and sweet milk, and the calf that he had dressed, and set [it] before them; and he stood before them under the tree, and they ate.

9And they said to him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

10And he said, I will certainly return to thee at [this] time of the year, and behold, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah was listening at the tent-door, which was behind him.

11Now Abraham and Sarah were old [and] advanced in age: it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

12And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am become old, shall I have pleasure, and my lord old?

13And Jehovah said to Abraham, Why is this, that Sarah laughs, saying, Shall I indeed bear, when I am become old?

14Is [any] matter too wonderful for Jehovah? At the time appointed I will return to thee, at [this] time of the year, and Sarah shall have a son.

15And Sarah denied, saying, I did not laugh; for she was afraid. And he said, No; but thou didst laugh.

16And the men rose up thence, and looked toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to conduct them.

17And Jehovah said, Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing?

18Since Abraham shall indeed become a great and mighty nation; and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him.

19For I know him that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of Jehovah, to do righteousness and justice, in order that Jehovah may bring upon Abraham what he hath spoken of him.

20And Jehovah said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grievous,

21I 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 [it].

22And the men turned thence, and went towards Sodom; and Abraham remained yet standing before Jehovah.

23And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also cause the righteous to perish with the wicked?

24There are perhaps fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not forgive the place for the sake of the fifty righteous that are therein?

25Far be it from thee to do so, to slay the righteous with the wicked, that the righteous should be as the wicked -- far be it from thee! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?

26And Jehovah said, If I find at Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will forgive all the place for their sakes.

27And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have ventured to speak unto the Lord; I, who am dust and ashes.

28Perhaps there may want five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city on account of the five? And he said, If I shall find forty-five there, I will not destroy [it].

29And he continued yet to speak with him, and said, Perhaps there may be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for the forty's sake.

30And he said, Oh, let not the Lord be angry that I speak! Perhaps there may be thirty found there. And he said, I will not do it if I find thirty there.

31And he said, Behold now, I have ventured to speak with the Lord. Perhaps there may be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy [it] for the twenty's sake.

32And he said, Oh, let not the Lord be angry, that I speak yet but this time! Perhaps there may be ten found there. And he said, I will not destroy [it] for the ten's sake.

33And Jehovah went away when he had ended speaking to Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place.

19And the two angels came to Sodom at even. And Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. And Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them; and he bowed down, the face toward the ground,

2and he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and lodge, and wash your feet; and ye shall rise up early, and go on your way. And they said, No; but we will pass the night in the open place.

3And he urged them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house. And he made them a repast, and baked unleavened cakes; and they ate.

4Before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, from the youngest to the oldest -- all the people from every quarter.

5And they called to Lot, and said to him, Where are the men that have come in to thee to-night? bring them out to us that we may know them.

6And Lot went out to them to the entrance, and shut the door after him,

7and said, I pray you, my brethren, do not wickedly!

8Behold now, I have two daughters who have not known a man: let me now bring them out to you; and do to them as is good in your sight: only, to these men do nothing; for therefore have they come under the shadow of my roof.

9And they said, Back there! And they said [again], This one came to sojourn, and he must be a judge? Now we will deal worse with thee than with them. And they pressed hard on the man -- on Lot; and drew near to break the door.

10And the men stretched out their hand, and brought Lot into the house to them, and shut the door.

11And they smote the men that were at the entrance of the house with blindness, from the smallest to the greatest; and they wearied themselves to find the entrance.

12And the men said to Lot, Whom hast thou here besides? a son-in-law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and all whom thou hast in the city -- bring [them] out of the place.

13For we are going to destroy this place, because the cry of them is great before Jehovah, and Jehovah has sent us to destroy it.

14And Lot went out, and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, Up, go out of this place, for Jehovah will destroy the city. But he was as if he jested, in the sight of his sons-in-law.

15And as the dawn arose, the angels urged Lot, saying, Up, take thy wife and thy two daughters who are present, lest thou perish in the iniquity of the city.

16And as he lingered, the men laid hold on his hand, and on the hand of his wife, and on the hand of his two daughters, Jehovah being merciful to him; and they led him out, and set him without the city.

17And it came to pass when they had brought them outside, that he said, Escape for thy life: look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain: escape to the mountain, lest thou perish.

18And Lot said to them, Not [so], I pray thee, Lord;

19behold now, thy servant has found favour in thine eyes, and thou hast magnified thy goodness, which thou hast shewn to me in preserving my soul alive; but I cannot escape to the mountain, lest calamity lay hold on me, that I die.

20Behold now, this city is near to flee to, and it is small: I pray thee, let me escape thither -- is it not small? -- and my soul shall live.

21And he said to him, Behold, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow the city of which thou hast spoken.

22Haste, escape thither; for I cannot do anything until thou art come there. Therefore the name of the city is called Zoar.

23The sun rose upon the earth when Lot came to Zoar.

24And Jehovah rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Jehovah out of heaven,

25and overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew upon the ground.

26And his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

27And Abraham rose early in the morning [and went] to the place where he had stood before Jehovah;

28and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and lo, a smoke went up from the land as the smoke of a furnace.

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

30And Lot went up from 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.

31And the first-born said to the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the land to come in to us after the manner of all the earth:

32come, let us give our father wine to drink, and let us lie with him, that we may preserve seed alive of our father.

33And they gave their father wine to drink that night. And the first-born went in, and lay with her father, and he did not know of her lying down, nor of her rising.

34And it came to pass on the next day that the first-born said to the younger, Lo, I lay last night with my father: let us give him wine to drink to-night also, and go thou in, lie with him, that we may preserve seed alive of our father.

35And they gave their father wine to drink that night also. And the younger arose, and lay with him; and he did not know of her lying down, nor of her rising.

36And both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father.

37And the first-born bore a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites to this day.

38And the younger, she also bore a son, and called his name Ben-ammi; the same is the father of the children of Ammon to this day.

20And Abraham departed thence towards the south country, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned at Gerar.

2And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. And Abimelech the king of Gerar sent and took Sarah.

3But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art [but] a dead man, because of the woman that thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

4But Abimelech had not come near her. And he said, Lord, wilt thou also kill a righteous nation?

5Did he not say to me, She is my sister? and she, even she said, He is my brother. In the integrity of my heart and in the innocency of my hands have I done this.

6And God said to him in a dream, I also knew that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart, and I, too, have withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore have I not suffered thee to touch her.

7And now, restore the man's wife; for he is a prophet, and will pray for thee, that thou mayest live. And if thou do not restore [her], know that thou shalt certainly die, thou and all that is thine.

8And Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and spoke all these words in their ears; and the men were greatly afraid.

9And Abimelech called Abraham and said to him, What hast thou done to us? And in what have I sinned against thee, that thou hast brought on me, and on my kingdom, a great sin? Thou hast done to me deeds that ought not to be done.

10And Abimelech said to Abraham, What hast thou seen that thou hast done this?

11And Abraham said, Because I said, Surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they will kill me for my wife's sake.

12But she is also truly my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

13And it came to pass when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said to her, Let this be thy kindness which thou shalt shew to me: at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.

14And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and bondmen and bondwomen, and gave [them] to Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.

15And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it is good in thine eyes.

16And to Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand [pieces] of silver; behold, let that be to thee a covering of the eyes, in respect of all that are with thee, and with all; and she was reproved.

17And Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and his wife and his handmaids, and they bore [children].

18For Jehovah had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of Sarah Abraham's wife.

21And Jehovah visited Sarah as he had said, and Jehovah did to Sarah as he had spoken.

2And Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.

3And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.

4And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac, being eight days old, as God had commanded him.

5And Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

6And Sarah said, God has made me laugh: all that hear will laugh with me.

7And she said, Who would have said to Abraham, Sarah will suckle children? For I have borne [him] a son in his old age.

8And the child grew, and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

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

10And she said to Abraham, Cast out this handmaid and her son; for the son of this handmaid shall not inherit with my son -- with Isaac.

11And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.

12And God said to Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad and because of thy handmaid: [in] all that Sarah hath said to thee hearken to her voice, for in Isaac shall a seed be called to thee.

13But also the son of the handmaid will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

14And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a flask of water, and gave [it] to Hagar, putting [it] on her shoulder -- and the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered about in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

15And the water was exhausted from the flask; and she cast the child under one of the shrubs,

16and she went and sat down over against [him], a bow-shot off; for she said, Let me not behold the death of the child. And she sat over against [him], and lifted up her voice and wept.

17And God heard the voice of the lad. And the Angel of God called to Hagar from the heavens, and said to her, What [aileth] thee, Hagar? Fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad there, where he is.

18Arise, take the lad, and hold him in thy hand; for I will make of him a great nation.

19And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the flask with water, and gave the lad drink.

20And God was with the lad, and he grew; and he dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

21And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran. And his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

22And it came to pass at that time that Abimelech, and Phichol the captain of his host, spoke to Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest.

23And now swear to me here by God that thou wilt not deal deceitfully with me, nor with my son, nor with my grandson. According to the kindness that I have done to thee, thou shalt do to me, and to the land in which thou sojournest.

24And Abraham said, I will swear.

25And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water that Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

26And Abimelech said, I do not know who has done this, neither hast thou told me [of it], neither have I heard [of it] but to-day.

27And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them to Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.

28And Abraham set seven ewe-lambs of the flock by themselves.

29And Abimelech said to Abraham, What [mean] these seven ewe-lambs, these which thou hast set by themselves?

30And he said, That thou take the seven ewe-lambs of my hand, that they may be a witness to me that I have dug this well.

31Therefore he called that place Beer-sheba, because there they had sworn, both of them.

32And they made a covenant at Beer-sheba. And Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the captain of his host, and returned into the land of the Philistines.

33And [Abraham] planted a tamarisk in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of Jehovah, the Eternal [God].

34And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.

22And it came to pass after these things, that God tried Abraham, and said to him, Abraham! and he said, Here am I.

2And he said, Take now thy son, thine only [son], whom thou lovest, Isaac, and get thee into the land of Moriah, and there offer him up for a burnt-offering on one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

3And Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up and went to the place that God had told him of.

4On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar.

5And Abraham said to his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

6And Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering, and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and the knife, and they went both of them together.

7And 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 sheep for a burnt-offering?

8And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself with the sheep for a burnt-offering. And they went both of them together.

9And they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built the altar there, and piled the wood; and he bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

10And Abraham stretched out his hand, and took the knife to slaughter his son.

11And the Angel of Jehovah called to him from the heavens, and said, Abraham, Abraham! And he said, Here am I.

12And he said, Stretch not out thy hand against the lad, neither do anything to him; for now I know that thou fearest God, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only [son], from me.

13And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind was a ram caught in the thicket by its horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt-offering instead of his son.

14And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh; as it is said at the present day, On the mount of Jehovah will be provided.

15And the Angel of Jehovah called to Abraham from the heavens a second time,

16and said, By myself I swear, saith Jehovah, that, because thou hast done this, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only [son],

17I will richly bless thee, and greatly multiply thy seed, as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is on the sea-shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

18and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves, because thou hast hearkened to my voice.

19And Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba. And Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

20And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she also has borne sons to thy brother Nahor:

21Uz his first-born, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,

22and Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

23(And Bethuel begot Rebecca.) These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother.

24And his concubine, named Reumah, she also bore Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maacah.

23And the life of Sarah was a hundred and twenty-seven years: [these were] the years of the life of Sarah.

2And Sarah died in Kirjath-Arba: that is Hebron, in the land of Canaan. And Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

3And Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,

4I am a stranger and a sojourner with you; give me a possession of a sepulchre with you, that I may bury my dead from before me.

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

6Hear us, my lord: thou art a prince of God among us: in the choicest of our sepulchres bury thy dead: none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre for burying thy dead.

7And Abraham rose up, and bowed down to the people of the land, to the sons of Heth,

8and spoke to them, saying, If it be your will that I should bury my dead from before me, hear me, and entreat for me Ephron the son of Zohar,

9that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which is his, which is at the end of his field; for the full money let him give it to me amongst you for a possession of a sepulchre.

10And Ephron was dwelling among the sons of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham, in the ears of the sons of Heth, [even] of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

11No, my lord: hear me. The field give I thee; and the cave that is in it, to thee I give it; before the eyes of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.

12And Abraham bowed down before the people of the land;

13and he spoke to Ephron, in the ears of the people of the land, saying, But if only thou wouldst listen to me, I give the money for the field: take [it] of me, and I will bury my dead there.

14And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,

15My lord, hearken to me. A field of four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.

16And Abraham hearkened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the money that he had named in the ears of the sons of Heth -- four hundred shekels of silver, current with the merchant.

17So the field of Ephron, which was at Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave that was in it, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all its borders round about,

18were assured to Abraham for a possession before the eyes of the sons of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.

19And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field at Machpelah, opposite to Mamre: that is Hebron, in the land of Canaan.

20And the field and the cave that was in it were assured to Abraham for a possession of a sepulchre by the sons of Heth.

24And Abraham was old, [and] advanced in age; and Jehovah had blessed Abraham in all things.

2And Abraham said to his servant, the eldest of his house, who ruled over all that he had, Put thy hand, I pray thee, under my thigh,

3and I will make thee swear by Jehovah, the God of the heavens and the God of the earth, that thou take not a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am dwelling;

4but thou shalt go to my land and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.

5And the servant said to him, Perhaps the woman will not be willing to follow me to this land: must I, then, bring thy son again in any case to the land from which thou hast removed?

6And Abraham said to him, Beware that thou bring not my son thither again.

7Jehovah the God of the heavens, who took me out of my father's house, and out of the land of my nativity, and who has spoken to me, and who has sworn to me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land -- he will send his angel before thee, that thou mayest take a wife for my son thence.

8And if the woman be not willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be quit of this my oath: only, bring not my son thither again.

9And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore unto him concerning that matter.

10And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; now all the treasure of his master was under his hand; and he arose and went to Aram-naharaim, to the city of Nahor.

11And he made the camels kneel down outside the city by a well of water, at the time of the evening, when the women came out to draw [water].

12And he said, Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, meet me, I pray thee, [with thy blessing] this day, and deal kindly with my master Abraham.

13Behold, I stand [here] by the well of water, and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water.

14And let it come to pass, [that] the maiden to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink, and who will say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also, be she whom thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and hereby I shall know that thou hast dealt kindly with my master.

15And it came to pass before he had ended speaking, that behold, Rebecca came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother; and [she had] her pitcher upon her shoulder.

16And the maiden was very fair in countenance; a virgin, and no man had known her. And she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.

17And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, sip a little water out of thy pitcher.

18And she said, Drink, my lord! And she hasted and let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him to drink.

19And when she had given him enough to drink, she said, I will draw [water] for thy camels also, until they have drunk enough.

20And she hasted and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw [water]; and she drew for all his camels.

21And the man was astonished at her, remaining silent, to know whether Jehovah had made his journey prosperous or not.

22And it came to pass when the camels had drunk enough, that the man took a gold ring, of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands, ten [shekels] weight of gold,

23and said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee. Is there room [in] thy father's house for us to lodge?

24And she said to him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor.

25And she said to him, There is straw, and also much provender with us; also room to lodge.

26And the man stooped, and bowed down before Jehovah,

27and said, Blessed be Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, who has not withdrawn his loving-kindness and his faithfulness from my master; I being in the way, Jehovah has led me to the house of my master's brethren.

28And the maiden ran and told these things to her mother's house.

29And Rebecca had a brother, named Laban; and Laban ran out to the man, to the well.

30And it came to pass when he saw the ring and the bracelets on his sister's hand, and when he heard the words of Rebecca his sister, saying, Thus spoke the man to me -- that he came to the man, and behold, he was standing by the camels, by the well.

31And he said, Come in, blessed of Jehovah! why standest thou outside? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

32And the man came into the house; and he ungirded the camels, and gave the camels straw and provender, and water to wash his feet, and the feet of the men who were with him.

33And there was set [meat] before him to eat; but he said, I will not eat until I have made known my business. And he said, Speak on.

34And he said, I am Abraham's servant.

35And Jehovah has blessed my master greatly, and he is become great; and he has given him sheep and cattle, and silver and gold, and bondmen and bondwomen, and camels and asses.

36And Sarah, my master's wife, bore a son to my master after she had grown old; and unto him has he given all that he has.

37And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanite, in whose land I am dwelling;

38but thou shalt by all means go to my father's house and to my family, and take a wife for my son.

39And I said to my master, Perhaps the woman will not follow me?

40And he said to me, Jehovah, before whom I have walked, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way, that thou mayest take a wife for my son of my family, and out of my father's house.

41Then shalt thou be quit of my oath, when thou shalt have come to my family. And if they give thee not [one], thou shalt be quit of my oath.

42And I came this day to the well, and said, Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, if now thou wilt prosper my way on which I go,

43behold, I stand by the well of water, and let it come to pass that the damsel who cometh forth to draw [water], and to whom I shall say, Give me, I pray thee, a little water out of thy pitcher to drink,

44and she shall say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels -- that she should be the woman whom Jehovah hath appointed for my master's son.

45Before I ended speaking in my heart, behold, Rebecca came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder, and went down to the well, and drew [water]; and I said to her, Give me, I pray thee, to drink.

46And she hasted and let down her pitcher from her [shoulder], and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also. And I drank; and she gave the camels drink also.

47And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him. And I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her hands.

48And I stooped, and bowed down before Jehovah; and I blessed Jehovah, God of my master Abraham, who has led me the right way to take my master's brother's daughter for his son.

49And now, if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, tell me; and I will turn to the right hand or to the left.

50And Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from Jehovah: we cannot speak to thee bad or good.

51Behold, Rebecca is before thee: take [her], and go away; and let her be wife of thy master's son, as Jehovah has said.

52And it came to pass, when Abraham's servant heard their words, that he bowed down to the earth before Jehovah.

53And the servant brought forth silver articles, and gold articles, and clothing, and he gave [them] to Rebecca; and he gave to her brother, and to her mother, precious things.

54And they ate and drank, he and the men that were with him, and lodged. And they rose up in the morning; and he said, Send me away to my master.

55And her brother and her mother said, Let the maiden abide with us [some] days, or [say] ten; after that she shall go.

56And he said to them, Do not hinder me, seeing Jehovah has prospered my way: send me away, and I will go to my master.

57And they said, Let us call the maiden and inquire at her mouth.

58And they called Rebecca and said to her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.

59And they sent away Rebecca their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.

60And they blessed Rebecca, and said to her, Thou art our sister; mayest thou become thousands of tens of thousands; and may thy seed possess the gate of their enemies!

61And Rebecca arose, and her maids, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man. And the servant took Rebecca, and went away.

62And Isaac had just returned from Beer-lahai-roi; for he was dwelling in the south country.

63And Isaac had gone out to meditate in the fields toward the beginning of evening. And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, camels were coming.

64And Rebecca lifted up her eyes and saw Isaac, and she sprang off the camel.

65And she had said to the servant, Who is the man that is walking in the fields to meet us? And the servant said, That is my master! Then she took the veil, and covered herself.

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

67And Isaac led her into his mother Sarah's tent; and he took Rebecca, and she became his wife, and he loved her. And Isaac was comforted after [the death of] his mother.

25And Abraham took another wife named Keturah.

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

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

4And the sons of Midian were Ephah, and Epher, and Enoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were sons of Keturah.

5And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac.

6And to the sons of the concubines that Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and, while he yet lived, sent them away from Isaac his son, eastward to the east country.

7And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived: a hundred and seventy-five years.

8And Abraham expired and died in a good old age, old and full [of days]; and was gathered to his peoples.

9And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which was opposite to Mamre --

10the field that Abraham had purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

11And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac. And Isaac dwelt at Beer-lahai-roi.

12And these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's bondwoman, bore to Abraham.

13And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael by their names according to their generations: Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael; and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

14and Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

15Hadad and Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedmah.

16These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, in their hamlets and their encampments -- twelve princes of their peoples.

17And these are the years of the life of Ishmael: a hundred and thirty-seven years; and he expired and died, and was gathered to his peoples.

18And they dwelt from Havilah to Shur, which is opposite to Egypt, as one goes towards Assyria. He settled before the face of all his brethren.

19And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham begot Isaac.

20And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebecca as wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-Aram, the sister of Laban the Syrian.

21And Isaac entreated Jehovah for his wife, because she was barren; and Jehovah was entreated of him, and Rebecca his wife conceived.

22And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If [it be] so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of Jehovah.

23And Jehovah said to her, Two nations are in thy womb, And two peoples shall be separated from thy bowels; And one people shall be stronger than the other people, And the elder shall serve the younger.

24And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.

25And the first came out red -- all over like a hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

26And after that came his brother out; and his hand took hold of Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob. And Isaac was sixty years old when they were born.

27And the boys grew, and Esau became a man skilled in hunting, a man of the field; and Jacob was a homely man, dwelling in tents.

28And Isaac loved Esau, because venison was to his taste; and Rebecca loved Jacob.

29And Jacob had cooked a dish; and Esau came from the field, and he was faint.

30And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with the red -- the red thing there, for I am faint. Therefore was his name called Edom.

31And Jacob said, Sell me now thy birthright.

32And Esau said, Behold, I am going to die, and of what use can the birthright be to me?

33And Jacob said, Swear unto me now. And he swore unto him, and sold his birthright to Jacob.

34And Jacob gave Esau bread and the dish of lentils; and he ate and drank, and rose up and went away. Thus Esau despised the birthright.

26And there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine which had been in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech the king of the Philistines, to Gerar.

2And Jehovah appeared to him and said, Go not down to Egypt: dwell in the land that I shall tell thee of.

3Sojourn in this land; and I will be with thee and bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries; and I will perform the oath which I swore unto Abraham thy father.

4And I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and unto thy seed will I give all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves --

5because that Abraham hearkened to my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

6And Isaac dwelt at Gerar.

7And the men of the place asked about his wife. And he said, She is my sister; for he feared to say, my wife, [saying to himself,] Lest the men of the place slay me on account of Rebecca -- because she was fair in countenance.

8And it came to pass when he had been there some time, that Abimelech the king of the Philistines looked out of the window, and saw, and behold, Isaac was dallying with Rebecca his wife.

9Then Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, she is certainly thy wife; and how saidst thou, She is my sister? and Isaac said to him, Because I said, Lest I die on account of her.

10And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done to us? But a little and one of the people might have lain with thy wife, and thou wouldest have brought a trespass on us.

11And Abimelech charged all the people, saying, He that touches this man or his wife shall certainly be put to death.

12And Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold; and Jehovah blessed him.

13And the man became great, and he became continually greater, until he was very great.

14And he had possessions of flocks, and possessions of herds, and a great number of servants; and the Philistines envied him.

15And all the wells that his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines stopped them and filled them with earth.

16And Abimelech said to Isaac, Go from us; for thou art become much mightier than we.

17And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his camp in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

18And Isaac dug again the wells of water that they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, and that the Philistines had stopped after the death of Abraham; and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.

19And Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.

20But the shepherds of Gerar strove with Isaac's shepherds, saying, The water is ours. And he called the name of the well Esek, because they had quarrelled with him.

21And they dug another well, and they strove for that also; and he called the name of it Sitnah.

22And he removed thence and dug another well; and they did not strive for that. And he called the name of it Rehoboth, and said, For now Jehovah has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

23And he went up thence to Beer-sheba.

24And Jehovah appeared to him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.

25And he built an altar there, and called upon the name of Jehovah. And he pitched his tent there; and there Isaac's servants dug a well.

26And Abimelech, and Ahuzzath his friend, and Phichol the captain of his host, went to him from Gerar.

27And Isaac said to them, Why are ye come to me, seeing ye hate me, and have driven me away from you?

28And they said, We saw certainly that Jehovah is with thee; and we said, Let there be then an oath between us -- between us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee,

29that thou wilt do us no wrong, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done to thee nothing but good, and have let thee go in peace; thou art now blessed of Jehovah.

30And he made them a feast, and they ate and drank.

31And they rose early in the morning, and swore one to another; and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.

32And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well that they had dug, and said to him, We have found water.

33And he called it Shebah; therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba to this day.

34And Esau was forty years old, when he took as wives Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basmath the daughter of Elon the Hittite.

35And they were a grief of mind to Isaac and to Rebecca.

27And it came to pass when Isaac had become old, and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, that he called Esau his elder son, and said to him, My son! And he said to him, Here am I.

2And he said, Behold now, I am become old; I know not the day of my death.

3And now, I pray thee, take thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field and hunt me venison,

4and prepare me a savoury dish such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, in order that my soul may bless thee before I die.

5And Rebecca heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt venison, to bring it.

6And Rebecca spoke to Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak to Esau thy brother, saying,

7Bring me venison, and prepare me a savoury dish, that I may eat, and bless thee before Jehovah, before my death.

8And now, my son, hearken to my voice in that which I command thee.

9Go, I pray thee, to the flock, and fetch me thence two good kids of the goats. And I will make of them a savoury dish for thy father, such as he loves.

10And thou shalt bring [it] to thy father, that he may eat, in order that he may bless thee before his death.

11And Jacob said to Rebecca his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.

12My father perhaps will feel me, and I shall be in his sight as one who mocks [him], and I shall bring a curse on me, and not a blessing.

13And his mother said to him, On me [be] thy curse, my son! Only hearken to my voice, and go, fetch [them].

14And he went, and fetched and brought [them] to his mother. And his mother prepared a savoury dish such as his father loved.

15And Rebecca took the clothes of her elder son Esau, the costly ones which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son;

16and she put the skins of the kids of the goats on his hands, and on the smooth of his neck;

17and she gave the savoury dishes and the bread that she had prepared into the hand of her son Jacob.

18And he came to his father, and said, My father! And he said, Here am I: who art thou, my son?

19And Jacob said to his father, I am Esau, thy firstborn. I have done according as thou didst say to me. Arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, in order that thy soul may bless me.

20And Isaac said to his son, How is it that thou hast found [it] so quickly, my son? And he said, Because Jehovah thy God put [it] in my way.

21And Isaac said to Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be really my son Esau or not.

22And Jacob drew 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.

23And he did not discern him, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands; and he blessed him.

24And he said, Art thou really my son Esau? And he said, It is I.

25And he said, Bring [it] near to me, that I may eat of my son's venison, in order that my soul may bless thee. And he brought [it] near to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine, and he drank.

26And his father Isaac said to him, Come near, now, and kiss me, my son.

27And he came near, and kissed him. And he smelt the smell of his clothes, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which Jehovah hath blessed.

28And God give thee of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, And plenty of corn and new wine.

29Let peoples serve thee, And races bow down to thee. Be lord over thy brethren, And let thy mother's sons bow down to thee. Cursed be they that curse thee, And blessed be they that bless thee.

30And it came to pass when Isaac had ended blessing Jacob, and when Jacob was only just gone out from Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came from his hunting.

31And he also had prepared savoury dishes, and he brought [them] in to his father, and said to his father, Let my father arise and eat of his son's venison, in order that thy soul may bless me.

32And Isaac his father said to him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn, Esau.

33Then Isaac trembled with exceeding great trembling, and said, Who was he, then, that hunted venison and brought [it] to me? And I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him; also blessed he shall be.

34When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said to his father, Bless me -- me also, my father!

35And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and has taken away thy blessing.

36And he said, Is it not therefore he was named Jacob, for he has supplanted me now twice? He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

37And Isaac answered and said to Esau, Behold, I have made him lord over thee, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants, and with corn and new wine have I supplied him -- and what can I do now for thee, my son?

38And Esau said to his father, Hast thou then but one blessing, my father? bless me -- me also, my father! And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.

39And Isaac his father answered and said to him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth, And of the dew of heaven from above;

40And by thy sword shalt thou live; And thou shalt serve thy brother; And it shall come to pass when thou rovest about, That thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

41And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him. And Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand, and I will slay my brother Jacob.

42And the words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebecca. And she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said to him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, comforts himself that he will kill thee.

43And now, my son, hearken to my voice, and arise, flee to Laban my brother, to Haran;

44and abide with him some days, until thy brother's fury turn away --

45until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget what thou hast done to him; then I will send and fetch thee thence. Why should I be bereaved even of you both in one day?

46And Rebecca said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth. If Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these, of the daughters of the land, what good should my life do me?

28And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said to him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

2Arise, go to Padan-Aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father, and take a wife thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.

3And the Almighty [God] bless thee, and make thee fruitful and multiply thee, that thou mayest become a company of peoples.

4And may he give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee and to thy seed with thee, in order that thou mayest possess the land of thy sojourning, which God gave to Abraham!

5And Isaac sent away Jacob; and he went to Padan-Aram, to Laban the son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebecca, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

6And Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-Aram, to take a wife thence, blessing him, and giving him a charge saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;

7and [that] Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-Aram.

8And Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan were evil in the sight of Isaac his father.

9And Esau went to Ishmael, and took, besides the wives that he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife.

10And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went towards Haran.

11And he lighted on a certain place, and lodged there, because the sun had set. And he took [one] of the stones of the place, and made [it] his pillow, and lay down in that place.

12And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to the heavens. And behold, angels of God ascended and descended upon it.

13And behold, Jehovah stood above it. And he said, I am Jehovah, the God of Abraham, thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land on which thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed.

14And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south; and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

15And behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all [places] to which thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee until I have done what I have spoken to thee of.

16And Jacob awoke from his sleep, and said, Surely Jehovah is in this place, and I knew [it] not.

17And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

18And Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had made his pillow, and set it up [for] a pillar, and poured oil on the top of it.

19And he called the name of that place Beth-el; but the name of that city was Luz at the first.

20And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and keep me on this road that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and a garment to put on,

21and I come again to my father's house in peace -- then shall Jehovah be my God.

22And this stone, which I have set up [for] a pillar, shall be God's house; and of all that thou wilt give me I will without fail give the tenth to thee.

29And Jacob continued his journey, and went into the land of the children of the east.

2And he looked, and behold, there was a well in the fields, and behold there, three flocks of sheep were lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks, and a great stone was at the mouth of the well.

3And when all the flocks were gathered there, they rolled the stone from the mouth of the well, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again on the mouth of the well in its place.

4And Jacob said to them, My brethren, whence are ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

5And he said to them, Do ye know Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We do know [him].

6And he said to them, Is he well? And they said, [He is] well; and behold, there comes Rachel his daughter with the sheep.

7And he said, Behold, it is yet high day; it is not time that the cattle should be gathered together; water the sheep, and go, feed [them].

8And they said, We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together, and they roll the stone from the mouth of the well, and we water the sheep.

9While he was still speaking to them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she was a shepherdess.

10And 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 mouth of the well, and watered the sheep of Laban his mother's brother.

11And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice and wept.

12And Jacob told Rachel that he was a brother of her father, and that he was Rebecca's son; and she ran and told her father.

13And 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.

14And Laban said to him, Thou art indeed my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him a month's time.

15And Laban said to Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou serve me for nothing? tell me, what shall be thy wages?

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

17And the eyes of Leah were tender; but Rachel was of beautiful form and beautiful countenance.

18And Jacob loved Rachel, and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.

19And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee than that I should give her to another man: abide with me.

20And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they were in his eyes as single days, because he loved her.

21And Jacob said to Laban, Give [me] my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in to her.

22And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

23And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in to her.

24And Laban gave to her Zilpah, his maidservant, to be maidservant to Leah his daughter.

25And it came to pass in the morning, that behold, it was Leah. And he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done to me? Have I not served thee for Rachel? Why then hast thou deceived me?

26And Laban said, It is not so done in our place, to give the younger before the firstborn.

27Fulfil the week [with] this one: then we will give thee the other one also, for the service that thou shalt serve me yet seven other years.

28And Jacob did so, and fulfilled the week [with] this one, and he gave him Rachel his daughter to be his wife.

29And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, Bilhah, his maidservant, to be her maidservant.

30And he went in also to Rachel; and he loved also Rachel more than Leah. And he served with him yet seven other years.

31And when Jehovah saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.

32And Leah conceived, and bore a son, and called his name Reuben; for she said, Because Jehovah has looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me.

33And she again conceived, and bore a son, and said, Because Jehovah has heard that I am hated, he has therefore given me this one also; and she called his name Simeon.

34And she again conceived, and bore a son, and said, Now this time will my husband be united to me, for I have borne him three sons; therefore was his name called Levi.

35And she again conceived, and bore a son, and said, This time will I praise Jehovah; therefore she called his name Judah. And she ceased to bear.

30And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister, and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

2And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel, and he said, Am I in God's stead, who has withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

3And she said, Behold, there is my maid, Bilhah: go in to her, in order that she may bear on my knees, and I may also be built up by her.

4And she gave him Bilhah her maidservant as wife, and Jacob went in to her.

5And Bilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son.

6And Rachel said, God has done me justice, and has also heard my voice, and given me a son; therefore she called his name Dan.

7And Bilhah Rachel's maidservant again conceived, and bore Jacob a second son.

8And Rachel said, Wrestlings of God have I wrestled with my sister, and have prevailed; and she called his name Naphtali.

9And when Leah saw that she had ceased to bear, she took Zilpah her maidservant and gave her to Jacob as wife.

10And Zilpah Leah's maidservant bore Jacob a son.

11And Leah said, Fortunately! and she called his name Gad.

12And Zilpah Leah's maidservant bore Jacob a second son.

13And Leah said, Happy am I; for the daughters will call me blessed! and she called his name Asher.

14And Reuben went out in the days of wheat-harvest, and found mandrakes in the fields; and he brought them to his mother Leah. And Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes.

15And she said to her, Is it [too] little that thou hast taken my husband, that thou wilt take my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to-night for thy son's mandrakes.

16And when Jacob came from the fields in the evening, Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in to me, for indeed I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

17And God hearkened to Leah, and she conceived, and bore Jacob a fifth son.

18And Leah said, God has given me my hire, because I have given my maidservant to my husband; and she called his name Issachar.

19And Leah again conceived, and bore Jacob a sixth son;

20and Leah said, God has endowed me with a good dowry; this time will my husband dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons. And she called his name Zebulun.

21And afterwards she bore a daughter, and called her name Dinah.

22And God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her, and opened her womb.

23And she conceived, and bore a son, and said, God has taken away my reproach.

24And she called his name Joseph; and said, Jehovah will add to me another son.

25And it came to pass when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, Send me away, that I may go to my place and to my country.

26Give [me] my wives for whom I have served thee, and my children; that I may go away, for thou knowest my service which I have served thee.

27And Laban said to him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes -- I have discovered that Jehovah has blessed me for thy sake.

28And he said, Appoint to me thy wages, and I will give it.

29And he said to him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and what thy cattle has become with me.

30For it was little that thou hadst before me, and it is increased to a multitude, and Jehovah has blessed thee from the time I came; and now, when shall I also provide for my house?

31And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me anything. If thou doest this for me, I will again feed [and] keep thy flock:

32I will pass through all thy flock to-day, to remove thence all the speckled and spotted sheep, and all the brown lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and [that] shall be my hire.

33And my righteousness shall answer for me hereafter, when thou comest about my hire, before thy face: all that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the lambs, let that be stolen with me.

34And Laban said, Well, let it be according to thy word.

35And he removed that day the he-goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and all the she-goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had white in it, and all the brown among the lambs, and gave [them] into the hand of his sons.

36And he put three days' journey between himself and Jacob. And Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flock.

37And Jacob took fresh rods of white poplar, almond-tree, and maple; and peeled off white stripes in them, uncovering the white which was on the rods.

38And he set the rods which he had peeled before the flock, in the troughs at the watering-places where the flock came to drink, and they were ardent when they came to drink.

39And the flock was ardent before the rods; and the flock brought forth ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.

40And Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flock toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he made himself separate flocks, and did not put them with Laban's flock.

41And it came to pass whensoever the strong cattle were ardent, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the flock in the gutters, that they might become ardent among the rods;

42but when the sheep were feeble, he put [them] not in; so the feeble were Laban's, and the strong Jacob's.

43And the man increased very, very much, and had much cattle, and bondwomen, and bondmen, and camels, and asses.

31And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was our father's, and of what was our father's he has acquired all this glory.

2And Jacob saw the countenance of Laban, and behold, it was not toward him as previously.

3And Jehovah said to Jacob, Return into the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

4And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the fields to his flock,

5and said to them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as previously; but the God of my father has been with me.

6And you know that with all my power I have served your father.

7And your father has mocked me, and has changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

8If he said thus; The speckled shall be thy hire, then all the flocks bore speckled; and if he said thus: The ringstraked shall be thy hire, then all the flocks bore ringstraked.

9And God has taken away the cattle of your father, and given [them] to me.

10And it came to pass at the time of the ardour of the flocks, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and behold, the rams that leaped upon the flocks were ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.

11And the Angel of God said to me in a dream, Jacob! And I said, Here am I.

12And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see: all the rams that leap upon the flock are ringstraked, speckled, and spotted; for I have seen all that Laban does to thee.

13I am the [God] of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, where thou vowedst a vow to me. Now arise, depart out of this land, and return to the land of thy kindred.

14And Rachel and Leah answered and said to him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?

15Are we not reckoned of him strangers? for he has sold us, and has even constantly devoured our money.

16For all the wealth that God has taken from our father is ours and our children's; and now whatever God has said to thee do.

17And Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels,

18and carried away all his cattle, and all his property that he had acquired -- the cattle of his possessions that he had acquired in Padan-Aram, to go to Isaac his father, into the land of Canaan.

19And Laban had gone to shear his sheep. And Rachel stole the teraphim that [belonged] to her father.

20And Jacob deceived Laban the Syrian, in that he did not tell him that he fled.

21And he fled with all that he had; and he rose up and passed over the river, and set his face [toward] mount Gilead.

22And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob had fled.

23And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey, and overtook him on mount Gilead.

24And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said to him, Take care thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

25And Laban came up with Jacob; and Jacob had pitched his tent on the mountain; Laban also with his brethren pitched on mount Gilead.

26And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast deceived me, and hast carried away my daughters as captives of war?

27Why didst thou flee away covertly, and steal away from me, and didst not tell me, that I might have conducted thee with mirth and with songs, with tambour and with harp;

28and hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now thou hast acted foolishly.

29It would be in the power of my hand to do you hurt; but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, Take care that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

30And now that thou must needs be gone, because thou greatly longedst after thy father's house, why hast thou stolen my gods?

31And Jacob answered and said to Laban, I was afraid; for I said, Lest thou shouldest take by force thy daughters from me.

32With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, he shall not live. Before our brethren discern what is thine with me, and take [it] to thee. But Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen them.

33And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two handmaids' tents, and found nothing; and he went out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.

34Now Rachel had taken the teraphim and put them under the camel's saddle; and she sat upon them. And Laban explored all the tent, but found nothing.

35And she said to her father, Let it not be an occasion of anger in the eyes of my lord that I cannot rise up before thee, for it is with me after the manner of women. And he searched carefully, but did not find the teraphim.

36And Jacob was angry, and he disputed with Laban. And Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my fault, what my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

37Whereas thou hast explored all my baggage, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? Set [it] here before my brethren and thy brethren, and let them decide between us both.

38These twenty years have I been with thee: thy ewes and thy she-goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock I have not eaten.

39What was torn I have not brought to thee; I had to bear the loss of it: of my hand hast thou required it, [whether] stolen by day or stolen by night.

40Thus it was with me: in the day the heat consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from mine eyes.

41I have been these twenty years in thy house: I have served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy flock; and thou hast changed my wages ten times.

42Had not the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, been with me, it is certain thou wouldest have sent me away now empty. God has looked upon my affliction and the labour of my hands, and has judged last night.

43And Laban answered and said to Jacob, The daughters are my daughters, and the sons are my sons, and the flock is my flock, and all that thou seest is mine; but as for my daughters, what can I do this day to them, or to their sons whom they have brought forth?

44And now, come, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be a witness between me and thee.

45And Jacob took a stone, and set it up [for] a pillar.

46And Jacob said to his brethren, Gather stones. And they took stones, and made a heap, and ate there upon the heap.

47And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha, and Jacob called it Galeed.

48And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed,

49-- and Mizpah; for he said, Let Jehovah watch between me and thee, when we shall be hidden one from another:

50if thou shouldest afflict my daughters, or if thou shouldest take wives besides my daughters, -- no man is with us; see, God is witness between me and thee!

51And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold the pillar which I have set up between me and thee:

52[let] this heap be witness, and the pillar a witness, that neither I pass this heap [to go] to thee, nor thou pass this heap and this pillar [to come] to me, for harm.

53The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us! And Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.

54And Jacob offered a sacrifice upon the mountain, and invited his brethren to eat bread: and they ate bread, and lodged on the mountain.

55And Laban rose early in the morning, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them; and Laban went and returned to his place.

32And Jacob went on his way; and the angels of God met him.

2And when Jacob saw them he said, This is the camp of God. And he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

3And Jacob sent messengers before his face to Esau his brother, into the land of Seir, the fields of Edom.

4And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak to my lord, to Esau: Thy servant Jacob speaks thus -- With Laban have I sojourned and tarried until now;

5and I have oxen, and asses, sheep, and bondmen, and bondwomen; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favour in thine eyes.

6And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother, to Esau; and he also is coming to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.

7Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and was distressed; and he divided the people that were with him, and the sheep and the cattle and the camels, into two troops.

8And he said, If Esau come to the one troop and smite it, then the other troop which is left shall escape.

9And Jacob said, God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, Jehovah, who saidst unto me: Return into thy country and to thy kindred, and I will do thee good,

10-- I am too small for all the loving-kindness and all the faithfulness that thou hast shewn unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two troops.

11Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and smite me, [and] the mother with the children.

12And thou saidst, I will certainly deal well with thee, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

13And he lodged there that night; and took of what came to his hand a gift for Esau his brother --

14two hundred she-goats, and twenty he-goats; two hundred ewes, and twenty rams;

15thirty milch camels with their colts; forty kine, and ten bulls; twenty she-asses, and ten young asses.

16And he delivered [them] into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself; and he said to his servants, Go on before me, and put a space between drove and drove.

17And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meets thee, and asks thee, saying, Whose art thou, and where goest thou, and whose are these before thee?

18-- then thou shalt say, Thy servant Jacob's: it is a gift sent to my lord, to Esau. And behold, he also is behind us.

19And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, According to this word shall ye speak to Esau when ye find him.

20And, moreover, ye shall say, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will propitiate him with the gift that goes before me, and afterwards I will see his face: perhaps he will accept me.

21And the gift went over before him; and he himself lodged that night in the camp.

22And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two maidservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford of the Jabbok;

23and he took them and led them over the river, and led over what he had.

24And Jacob remained alone; and a man wrestled with him until the rising of the dawn.

25And when he saw that he did not prevail against him, he touched the joint of his thigh; and the joint of Jacob's thigh was dislocated as he wrestled with him.

26And he said, Let me go, for the dawn ariseth. And he said, I will not let thee go except thou bless me.

27And he said to him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.

28And he said, Thy name shall not henceforth be called Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast wrestled with God, and with men, and hast prevailed.

29And Jacob asked and said, Tell [me], I pray thee, thy name. And he said, How is it that thou askest after my name? And he blessed him there.

30And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel -- For I have seen God face to face, and my life has been preserved.

31And as he passed over Peniel, the sun rose upon him; and he limped upon his hip.

32Therefore the children of Israel do not eat of the sinew that is over the joint of the thigh, to this day; because he touched the joint of Jacob's thigh -- the sinew.

33And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and with him four hundred men. And he distributed the children to Leah, and to Rachel, and to the two maidservants:

2and he put the maidservants and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindmost.

3And he passed on before them, and bowed to the earth seven times, until he came near to his brother.

4And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him; and they wept.

5And he lifted up his eyes and saw the women and the children, and said, Who are these with thee? And he said, The children that God has graciously given thy servant.

6And the maidservants drew near, they and their children, and they bowed.

7And Leah also, with her children, drew near, and they bowed. And lastly Joseph drew near, and Rachel, and they bowed.

8And he said, What [meanest] thou by all the drove which I met? And he said, To find favour in the eyes of my lord.

9And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; let what thou hast be thine.

10And Jacob said, No, I pray thee; if now I have found favour in thine eyes, then receive my gift from my hand; for therefore have I seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou hast received me with pleasure.

11Take, I pray thee, my blessing which has been brought to thee; because God has been gracious to me, and because I have everything. And he urged him, and he took [it].

12And he said, Let us take our journey, and go on, and I will go before thee.

13And he said to him, My lord knows that the children are tender, and the suckling sheep and kine are with me; and if they should overdrive them only one day, all the flock would die.

14Let my lord, I pray thee, pass on before his servant, and I will drive on at my ease according to the pace of the cattle that is before me, and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord, to Seir.

15And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee [some] of the people that are with me. And he said, What need? Let me find favour in the eyes of my lord.

16And Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.

17And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built himself a house, and for his cattle he made booths. Therefore the name of the place was called Succoth.

18And Jacob came safely [to the] city Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-Aram; and he encamped before the city.

19And he bought the portion of the field where he had spread his tent, of the hand of the sons of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred kesitahs.

20And there he set up an altar, and called it El-Elohe-Israel.

34And Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

2And when Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and humbled her.

3And his soul fastened on Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the maiden, and spoke consolingly to the maiden.

4And Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, Take me this girl as wife.

5And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter; but his sons were with his cattle in the fields, and Jacob said nothing until they came.

6And Hamor the father of Shechem came out to Jacob, to speak to him.

7And the sons of Jacob came from the fields when they heard [it]; and the men were grieved, and they were very angry, because he had wrought what was disgraceful in Israel, in lying with Jacob's daughter, which thing ought not to be done.

8And Hamor spoke to them, saying, My son Shechem's soul cleaves to your daughter: I pray you, give her to him as wife.

9And make marriages with us: give your daughters to us, and take our daughters to you.

10And dwell with us, and the land shall be before you: dwell and trade in it, and get yourselves possessions in it.

11And Shechem said to her father and to her brethren, Let me find favour in your eyes; and what ye shall say to me I will give.

12Impose on me very much as dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say to me; but give me the maiden as wife.

13And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and spoke -- because he had defiled Dinah their sister --

14and said to them, We cannot do this, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that [were] a reproach to us.

15But only in this will we consent to you, if ye will be as we, that every male of you be circumcised;

16then will we give our daughters to you, and take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and be one people.

17But if ye do not hearken to us, to be circumcised, then will we take our daughter and go away.

18And their words were good in the eyes of Hamor and Shechem, Hamor's son.

19And the youth did not delay to do this, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter. And he was honourable above all in the house of his father.

20And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and spoke to the men of their city, saying,

21These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade in it. And the land -- behold, it is of wide extent before them. We will take their daughters as wives, and give them our daughters.

22But only in this will the men consent to us to dwell with us, to be one people -- if every male among us be circumcised, just as they are circumcised.

23Their cattle, and their possessions, and every beast of theirs, shall they not be ours? only let us consent to them, and they will dwell with us.

24And all that went out at the gate of his city hearkened to Hamor and to Shechem his son; and every male was circumcised -- all that went out at the gate of his city.

25And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.

26And Hamor and Shechem his son they slew with the edge of the sword; and took Dinah out of Shechem's house; and went out.

27The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister.

28Their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and what [was] in the city, and what [was] in the field they took;

29and all their goods, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and plundered them, and all that was in the houses.

30And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me, in that ye make me odious among the inhabitants of the land -- among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and I am few men in number, and they will gather themselves against me and smite me, and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

31And they said, Should people deal with our sister as with a harlot?

35And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there, and make there an altar unto the [God] that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

2And Jacob said to his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and cleanse yourselves, and change your garments;

3and we will arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar to the [God] that answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way that I went.

4And they gave to Jacob all the strange gods that were in their hand, and the rings that were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the terebinth that [is] by Shechem.

5And they journeyed; and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

6And Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.

7And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el; because there God had appeared to him when he fled from the face of his brother.

8And Deborah, Rebecca's nurse, died; and she was buried beneath Bethel, under the oak; and the name of it was called Allon-bachuth.

9And God appeared to Jacob again after he had come from Padan-Aram, and blessed him.

10And God said to him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not henceforth be called Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name. And he called his name Israel.

11And God said to him, I am the Almighty [God]: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee; and kings shall come out of thy loins.

12And the land that I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

13And God went up from him in the place where he had talked with him.

14And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he had talked with him, a pillar of stone, and poured on it a drink-offering, and poured oil on it.

15And Jacob called the name of the place where God had talked with him, Beth-el.

16And they journeyed from Bethel. And there was yet a certain distance to come to Ephrath, when Rachel travailed in childbirth; and it went hard with her in her childbearing.

17And it came to pass when it went hard with her in her childbearing, that the midwife said to her, Fear not; for this also is a son for thee.

18And it came to pass as her soul was departing -- for she died -- that she called his name Benoni; but his father called him Benjamin.

19And Rachel died, and was buried on the way to Ephrath, which [is] Bethlehem.

20And Jacob erected a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to [this] day.

21And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent on the other side of Migdal-Eder.

22And it came to pass when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah, his father's concubine; and Israel heard of it. And the sons of Jacob were twelve.

23The sons of Leah: Reuben -- Jacob's firstborn -- and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun.

24The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin.

25And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's maidservant: Dan and Naphtali.

26And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's maidservant: Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob that were born to him in Padan-Aram.

27And Jacob came to Isaac his father to Mamre -- to Kirjath-Arba, which is Hebron; where Abraham had sojourned, and Isaac.

28And the days of Isaac were a hundred and eighty years.

29And Isaac expired and died, and was gathered to his peoples, old and full of days. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

36And these are the generations of Esau, that is Edom.

2Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, daughter of Zibeon the Hivite,

3and Basmath Ishmael's daughter, the sister of Nebaioth.

4And Adah bore to Esau Eliphaz; and Basmath bore Reuel.

5And Oholibamah bore Jeush and Jaalam and Korah. These are the sons of Esau that were born to him in the land of Canaan.

6And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the souls of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his possessions, that he had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went into a country away from his brother Jacob.

7For their property was too great for them to dwell together, and the land where they were sojourners could not bear them, because of their cattle.

8Thus Esau dwelt in mount Seir; Esau is Edom.

9And these are the generations of Esau, the father of Edom, in mount Seir.

10These are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz, the son of Adah the wife of Esau; Reuel, the son of Basmath the wife of Esau.

11-- And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.

12And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son, and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz. These are the sons of Adah Esau's wife.

13-- And these are the sons of Reuel: Nahath and Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These are the sons of Basmath Esau's wife.

14-- And these are the sons of Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah, daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bore to Esau Jeush and Jaalam and Korah.

15These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz, the firstborn of Esau: chief Teman, chief Omar, chief Zepho, chief Kenaz,

16chief Korah, chief Gatam, chief Amalek. These are the chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah.

17And these are the sons of Reuel Esau's son: chief Nahath, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, chief Mizzah: these are the chiefs of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Basmath Esau's wife.

18-- And these are the sons of Oholibamah Esau's wife: chief Jeush, chief Jaalam, chief Korah; these are the chiefs of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.

19These are the sons of Esau, and these their chiefs: he is Edom.

20These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitant of the land: Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,

21and Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan. These are the chiefs of the Horites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom.

22-- And the sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister was Timna.

23-- And these are the sons of Shobal: Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho and Onam.

24-- And these are the sons of Zibeon: both Ajah and Anah. This is the Anah that found the warm springs in the wilderness as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.

25-- And these are the sons of Anah: Dishon, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah.

26-- And these are the sons of Dishon: Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.

27-- These are the sons of Ezer: Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.

28-- These are the sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.

29These are the chiefs of the Horites: chief Lotan, chief Shobal, chief Zibeon, chief Anah,

30chief Dishon, chief Ezer, chief Dishan. These are the chiefs of the Horites, according to their chiefs in the land of Seir.

31And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before there reigned a king over the children of Israel.

32And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom; and the name of his city was Dinhabah.

33And Bela died; and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.

34And Jobab died; and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead.

35And Husham died; and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the fields of Moab, reigned in his stead. And the name of his city was Avith.

36And Hadad died; and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.

37And Samlah died; and Saul of Rehoboth on the river reigned in his stead.

38And Saul died; and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

39And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died; and Hadar reigned in his stead; and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred daughter of Mezahab.

40And these are the names of the chiefs of Esau, according to their families, after their places, with their names: chief Timna, chief Alvah, chief Jetheth,

41chief Oholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon,

42chief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar,

43chief Magdiel, chief Iram. These are the chiefs of Edom, according to their dwelling-places in the land of their possession. This is Esau, the father of Edom.

37And Jacob dwelt in the land where his father sojourned -- in the land of Canaan.

2These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, fed the flock with his brethren; and he was doing service with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought to his father an evil report of them.

3And Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was son of his old age; and he made him a vest of many colours.

4And his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, and they hated him, and could not greet him with friendliness.

5And Joseph dreamed a dream, and told [it] to his brethren, and they hated him yet the more.

6And he said to them, Hear, I pray you, this dream, which I have dreamt:

7Behold, we were binding sheaves in the fields, and lo, my sheaf rose up, and remained standing; and behold, your sheaves came round about and bowed down to my sheaf.

8And his brethren said to him, Wilt thou indeed be a king over us? wilt thou indeed rule over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams and for his words.

9And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamt another dream, and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed down to me.

10And he told [it] to his father and to his brethren. And his father rebuked him, and said to him, What is this dream which thou hast dreamt? Shall we indeed come, I and thy mother and thy brethren, to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?

11And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the saying.

12And his brethren went to feed their father's flock at Shechem.

13And Israel said to Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed [the flock] at Shechem? Come, that I may send thee to them. And he said to him, Here am I.

14And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see after the welfare of thy brethren, and after the welfare of the flock; and bring me word again. And he sent him out of the vale of Hebron; and he came towards Shechem.

15And a man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the country; and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

16And he said, I am seeking my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed [their flocks].

17And the man said, They have removed from this; for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them at Dothan.

18And when they saw him from afar, and before he came near to them, they conspired against him to put him to death.

19And they said one to another, Behold, there comes that dreamer!

20And now come and let us kill him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, An evil beast has devoured him; and we will see what becomes of his dreams.

21And Reuben heard [it], and delivered him out of their hand, and said, Let us not take his life.

22And Reuben said to them, Shed no blood: cast him into this pit which is in the wilderness; but lay no hand upon him -- in order that he might deliver him out of their hand, to bring him to his father again.

23And it came to pass when Joseph came to his brethren, that they stripped Joseph of his vest, the vest of many colours, which he had on;

24and they took him and cast him into the pit; now the pit was empty -- there was no water in it.

25And they sat down to eat bread; and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites came from Gilead; and their camels bore tragacanth, and balsam, and ladanum -- going to carry [it] down to Egypt.

26And Judah said to his brethren, What profit is it that we kill our brother and secrete his blood?

27Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites; but let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother, our flesh. And his brethren hearkened [to him].

28And Midianitish men, merchants, passed by; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty silver-pieces; and they brought Joseph to Egypt.

29And Reuben returned to the pit, and behold, Joseph [was] not in the pit; and he rent his garments,

30and returned to his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, where shall I go?

31And they took Joseph's vest, and slaughtered a buck of the goats, and dipped the vest in the blood;

32and they sent the vest of many colours and had it carried to their father, and said, This have we found: discern now whether it is thy son's vest or not.

33And he discerned it, and said, [It is] my son's vest! an evil beast has devoured him: Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces!

34And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned for his son many days.

35And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted, and said, For I will go down to my son into Sheol mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

36And the Midianites sold him into Egypt, to Potiphar, a chamberlain of Pharaoh, the captain of the life-guard.

38And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a man of Adullam whose name was Hirah.

2And Judah saw there the daughter of a Canaanitish man whose name was Shua; and he took her, and went in to her.

3And she conceived and bore a son; and he called his name Er.

4And she again conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Onan.

5And again she bore a son, and she called his name Shelah; and he was at Chezib when she bore him.

6And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

7And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of Jehovah, and Jehovah slew him.

8Then Judah said to Onan, Go in to thy brother's wife, and fulfil to her the brother-in-law's duty, and raise up seed to thy brother.

9But when Onan knew that the seed should not be his own, it came to pass when he went in to his brother's wife, that he spilled [it] on the ground, in order to give no seed to his brother.

10And the thing which he did was evil in the sight of Jehovah, and he slew him also.

11And Judah said to Tamar his daughter-in-law, Remain a widow in thy father's house, until Shelah my son is grown; for he said, Lest he die also, as his brethren. And Tamar went and remained in her father's house.

12And as the days were multiplied, Judah's wife, the daughter of Shua, died. And Judah was comforted, and he went up to his sheep-shearers, to Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

13And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep.

14And she put the garments of her widowhood off from her, and covered herself with a veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in the entry of Enaim, which is on the way to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given to him as wife.

15And Judah saw her, and took her for a harlot; because she had covered her face.

16And he turned aside to her by the way, and said, Come, I pray thee, let me go in to thee; for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in to me?

17And he said, I will send [thee] a kid of the goats from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give [me] a pledge, until thou send it?

18And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy lace, and thy staff which is in thy hand. And he gave [it] her, and went in to her; and she conceived by him.

19And she arose and went away; and she laid by her veil from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.

20And Judah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand; but he found her not.

21And he asked the men of her place, saying, Where is the prostitute that was at Enaim, by the way-side? And they said, There was no prostitute here.

22And he returned to Judah, and said, I have not found her; and also the men of the place said, No prostitute has been here.

23Then Judah said, Let her take [it] for herself, lest we be put to shame. Behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.

24And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter-in-law has committed fornication, and behold, she is also with child by fornication. And Judah said, Bring her forth, that she may be burned.

25When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, By the man to whom these [belong] am I with child; and she said, Acknowledge, I pray thee, whose are this signet, and this lace, and this staff.

26And Judah acknowledged [them], and said, She is more righteous than I, because I have not given her to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.

27And it came to pass at the time of her delivery, that behold, twins were in her womb.

28And it came to pass when she brought forth, that one stretched out [his] hand, and the midwife took it and bound round his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first.

29And it came to pass as he drew back his hand, that behold, his brother came out; and she said, How hast thou broken forth! on thee be the breach! And they called his name Pherez.

30And afterwards came out his brother, round whose hand was the scarlet thread; and they called his name Zerah.

39And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, a chamberlain of Pharaoh, the captain of the life-guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hand of the Ishmaelites who had brought him down thither.

2And Jehovah was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

3And his master saw that Jehovah was with him, and that Jehovah made all that he did to prosper in his hand.

4And Joseph found favour in his eyes, and attended on him; and he set him over his house, and all that he had he gave into his hand.

5And it came to pass from the time he had set him over his house and all that he had, that Jehovah blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of Jehovah was on all that he had in the house and in the field.

6And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand, and took cognizance of nothing with him, save the bread that he ate. And Joseph was of a beautiful form and of a beautiful countenance.

7And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph, and said, Lie with me!

8But he refused, and said to his master's wife, Behold, my master takes cognizance of nothing with me: what is in the house, and all that he has, he has given into my hand.

9There is none greater in this house than I; neither has he withheld anything from me but thee, because thou art his wife; and how should I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

10And it came to pass as she spoke to Joseph day by day and he hearkened not to her, to lie with her [and] to be with her,

11that on a certain day he went into the house to do his business, and there was none of the men of the house there in the house.

12Then she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me! But he left his garment in her hand, and fled and ran out.

13And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled forth,

14that she called to the men of her house, and spoke to them, saying, See, he has brought in a Hebrew man to us, to mock us: he came in to me, to lie with me; and I cried with a loud voice;

15and 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 went out.

16And she laid his garment by her until his lord came home.

17And she spoke to him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew bondman that thou hast brought to us came in to me to mock me;

18and it came to pass as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled forth.

19And it came to pass when his lord heard the words of his wife which she spoke to him, saying, After this manner did thy bondman to me, that his wrath was kindled.

20And Joseph's lord took him and put him into the tower-house, [the] place where the king's prisoners were confined; and he was there in the tower-house.

21And Jehovah was with Joseph, and extended mercy to him, and gave him favour in the eyes of the chief of the tower-house.

22And the chief of the tower-house committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the tower-house; and whatever they had to do there he did.

23The chief of the tower-house looked not to anything under his hand, because Jehovah was with him; and what he did, Jehovah made it prosper.

40And it came to pass after these things, [that] the cup-bearer of the king of Egypt and the baker offended their lord the king of Egypt.

2And Pharaoh was wroth with his two chamberlains -- with the chief of the cup-bearers and with the chief of the bakers;

3and he put them in custody into the house of the captain of the life-guard, into the tower-house, into the place where Joseph was imprisoned.

4And the captain of the life-guard appointed Joseph to them, that he should attend on them. And they were [several] days in custody.

5And they dreamed a dream, both of them in one night, each his dream, each according to the interpretation of his dream, the cup-bearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were imprisoned in the tower-house.

6And Joseph came in to them in the morning, and looked on them, and behold, they were sad.

7And he asked Pharaoh's chamberlains that were with him in custody in his lord's house, saying, Why are your faces [so] sad to-day?

8And they said to him, We have dreamt a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said to them, [Do] not interpretations [belong] to God? tell me [your dreams], I pray you.

9Then the chief of the cup-bearers told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;

10and in the vine were three branches; and it was as though it budded: its blossoms shot forth, its clusters ripened into grapes.

11And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.

12And Joseph said to him, This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days.

13In yet three days will Pharaoh lift up thy head and restore thee to thy place, and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his cup-bearer.

14Only bear a remembrance with thee of me when it goes well with thee, and deal kindly, I pray thee, with me, and make mention of me to Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house;

15for indeed I was stolen out of the land of the Hebrews, and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

16And when the chief of the bakers saw that the interpretation was good, he said to Joseph, I also was in my dream, and behold, three baskets of white bread were on my head.

17And in the uppermost basket there were all manner of victuals for Pharaoh that the baker makes, and the birds ate them out of the basket upon my head.

18And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation of it: the three baskets are three days.

19In yet three days will Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and hang thee on a tree; and the birds will eat thy flesh from off thee.

20And it came to pass the third day -- Pharaoh's birthday -- that he made a feast to all his bondmen. And he lifted up the head of the chief of the cup-bearers, and the head of the chief of the bakers among his bondmen.

21And he restored the chief of the cup-bearers to his office of cup-bearer again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.

22And he hanged the chief of the bakers, as Joseph had interpreted to them.

23But the chief of the cup-bearers did not remember Joseph, and forgot him.

41And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed, and behold, he stood by the river.

2And behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fine-looking and fat-fleshed, and they fed in the reed-grass.

3And behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, bad-looking and lean-fleshed, and stood by the kine on the bank of the river.

4And the kine that were bad-looking and lean-fleshed ate up the seven kine that were fine-looking and fat. And Pharaoh awoke.

5And he slept and dreamed the second time; and behold, seven ears of corn grew up on one stalk, fat and good.

6And behold, seven ears, thin and parched with the east wind, sprung up after them.

7And the thin ears devoured the seven fat and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke; and behold, it was a dream.

8And it came to pass in the morning, that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the scribes of Egypt, and all the sages who were therein, and Pharaoh told them his dream; but [there was] none to interpret them to Pharaoh.

9Then spoke the chief of the cup-bearers to Pharaoh, saying, I remember mine offences this day.

10Pharaoh was wroth with his bondmen, and put me in custody into the captain of the life-guard's house, me and the chief of the bakers.

11And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each according to the interpretation of his dream.

12And there was there with us a Hebrew youth, a bondman of the captain of the life-guard, to whom we told [them], and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each he interpreted according to his dream.

13And it came to pass, just as he interpreted to us, so it came about: me has he restored to my office, and him he hanged.

14Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph; and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon. And he shaved [himself], and changed his clothes, and came in to Pharaoh.

15And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I have dreamt a dream, and there is none to interpret it. And I have heard say of thee, thou understandest a dream to interpret it.

16And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

17And Pharaoh said to Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood on the bank of the river.

18And behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fat-fleshed and of fine form, and they fed in the reed-grass.

19And behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor, and very ill-formed, and lean-fleshed -- such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness.

20And the lean and bad kine ate up the seven first fat kine;

21and they came into their belly, and it could not be known that they had come into their belly; and their look was bad, as at the beginning. And I awoke.

22And I saw in my dream, and behold, seven ears came up on one stalk, full and good.

23And behold, seven ears, withered, thin, parched with the east wind, sprung up after them;

24and the thin ears devoured the seven good ears. And I told it to the scribes; but there was none to make it known to me.

25And Joseph said to Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one. What God will do he has made known to Pharaoh.

26The seven fine kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one.

27And the seven lean and bad kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears, parched with the east wind, will be seven years of famine.

28This is the word which I have spoken to Pharaoh: what God is about to do he has let Pharaoh see.

29Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout the land of Egypt.

30And there will arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine will waste away the land.

31And the plenty will not be known afterwards in the land by reason of that famine; for it will be very grievous.

32And as regards the double repetition of the dream to Pharaoh, it is that the thing is established by God, and God will hasten to do it.

33And now let Pharaoh look himself out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

34Let Pharaoh do [this]: let him appoint overseers over the land, and take the fifth part of the land of Egypt during the seven years of plenty,

35and let them gather all the food of these coming good years, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, for food in the cities, and keep [it].

36And let the food be as store for the land for the seven years of famine, which will be in the land of Egypt, that the land perish not through the famine.

37And the word was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his bondmen.

38And Pharaoh said to his bondmen, Shall we find [one] as this, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

39And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Since God has made all this known to thee, there is none [so] discreet and wise as thou.

40Thou shalt be over my house, and according to thy commandment shall all my people regulate themselves; only concerning the throne will I be greater than thou.

41And Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.

42And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it on Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in clothes of byssus, and put a gold chain on his neck.

43And he caused him to ride in the second chariot that he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee! and he set him over all the land of Egypt.

44And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I am Pharaoh; and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt.

45And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnath-paaneah, and gave him as wife Asnath the daughter of Potipherah the priest in On. And Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.

46And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from Pharaoh, and passed through the whole land of Egypt.

47And in the seven years of plenty the land brought forth by handfuls.

48And he gathered up all the food of the seven years that was in the land of Egypt, and put the food in the cities; the food of the fields of the city, which were round about it, he laid up in it.

49And Joseph laid up corn as sand of the sea exceeding much, until they left off numbering; for it was without number.

50And to Joseph were born two sons before the year of famine came, whom Asnath the daughter of Potipherah the priest in On bore to him.

51And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh -- For God has made me forget all my toil, and all my father's house.

52And the name of the second he called Ephraim -- For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

53And the seven years of plenty that were in the land of Egypt were ended;

54and the seven years of the dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said. And there was dearth in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

55And all the land of Egypt suffered from the dearth. And the people cried to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, Go to Joseph: what he says to you, that do.

56And the famine was on all the earth. And Joseph opened every place in which there was [provision], and sold grain to the Egyptians; and the famine was grievous in the land of Egypt.

57And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph, to buy [grain], because the famine was grievous on the whole earth.

42And Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, and Jacob said to his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?

2And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt; go down thither and buy [grain] for us from thence, in order that we may live, and not die.

3And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy [grain] out of Egypt.

4But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest mischief may befall him.

5So the sons of Israel came to buy [grain] among those that came; for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

6And Joseph, he was the governor over the land -- he it was that sold [the corn] to all the people of the land. And Joseph's brethren came and bowed down to him, the face to the earth.

7And Joseph saw his brethren, and knew them; but he made himself strange to them, and spoke roughly to them, and said to them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan, to buy food.

8And Joseph knew his brethren, but they did not know him.

9And Joseph remembered the dreams that he had dreamt of them; and he said to them, Ye are spies: to see the exposed places of the land ye are come.

10And they said to him, No, my lord; but to buy food are thy servants come.

11We are all one man's sons; we are honest: thy servants are not spies.

12And he said to them, No; but to see the exposed places of the land are ye come.

13And they said, Thy servants were twelve brethren, sons of one man, in the land of Canaan; and behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.

14And Joseph said to them, That is it that I have spoken to you, saying, Ye are spies.

15By this ye shall be put to the proof: as Pharaoh lives, ye shall not go forth hence, unless your youngest brother come hither!

16Send one of you, that he may fetch your brother, but ye shall be imprisoned, and your words shall be put to the proof, whether the truth is in you; and if not, as Pharaoh lives, ye are spies.

17And he put them in custody three days.

18And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, that ye may live: I fear God.

19If ye are honest, let one of your brethren remain bound in the house of your prison, but go ye, carry grain for the hunger of your households;

20and bring your youngest brother to me, in order that your words be verified, and that ye may not die. And they did so.

21Then they said one to another, We are indeed guilty concerning our brother, whose anguish of soul we saw when he besought us, and we did not hearken; therefore this distress is come upon us.

22And Reuben answered them, saying, Did I not speak to you, saying, Do not sin against the lad? But ye did not hearken; and now behold, his blood also is required.

23And they did not know that Joseph understood, for the interpreter was between them.

24And he turned away from them, and wept. And he returned to them, and spoke to them, and took Simeon from among them, and bound him before their eyes.

25And Joseph gave orders to fill their vessels with corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way. And thus did they to them.

26And they loaded their asses with their grain, and departed thence.

27And one of them opened his sack to give his ass food in the inn, and saw his money, and behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.

28And he said to his brethren, My money is returned [to me], and behold, it is even in my sack. And their heart failed [them], and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this [that] God has done to us?

29And they came into the land of Canaan, to Jacob their father, and told him all that had befallen them, saying,

30The man, the lord of the land, spoke roughly to us, and treated us as spies of the land.

31And we said to him, We are honest; we are not spies:

32we are twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.

33And the man, the lord of the land, said to us, Hereby shall I know that ye are honest: leave one of your brethren with me, and take [for] the hunger of your households, and go,

34and bring your youngest brother to me, and I shall know that ye are not spies, but are honest. Your brother will I give up to you; and ye may trade in the land.

35And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that behold, every man had his bundle of money in his sack; and they saw their bundles of money, they and their father, and were afraid.

36And Jacob their father said to them, Ye have bereaved me of children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin! All these things are against me.

37And Reuben spoke to his father, saying, Slay my two sons if I bring him not back to thee: give him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again.

38But he said, My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead, and he alone is left; and if mischief should befall him by the way in which ye go, then would ye bring down my grey hairs with sorrow to Sheol.

43And the famine was grievous in the land.

2And it came to pass, when they had finished eating the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, Go again, buy us a little food.

3And Judah spoke to him, saying, The man did positively testify to us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, unless your brother be with you.

4If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food;

5but if thou do not send [him], we will not go down, for the man said to us, Ye shall not see my face, unless your brother be with you.

6And Israel said, Why did ye deal [so] ill with me [as] to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

7And they said, The man asked very closely after us, and after our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye a brother? And we told him according to the tenor of these words. Could we at all know that he would say, Bring your brother down?

8And 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 thou and our little ones.

9I will be surety for him: of my hand shalt thou require him; if I bring him not to thee, and set him before thy face, then shall I be guilty toward thee for ever.

10For had we not lingered, we should now certainly have returned already twice.

11And their father Israel said to them, If it is then so, do this: take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a gift: a little balsam and a little honey, tragacanth and ladanum, pistacia-nuts and almonds.

12And take other money in your hand, and the money that was returned to you in the mouth of your sacks, carry back in your hand: perhaps it is an oversight.

13And take your brother, and arise, go again to the man.

14And the Almighty [God] give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother and Benjamin! And I, if I be bereaved of children, am bereaved.

15And the men took that gift, and took double money in their hand, and Benjamin, and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and came before Joseph.

16And Joseph saw Benjamin with them, and said to the [man] who was over his house, Bring the men into the house, and slaughter cattle, and make ready; for the men shall eat with me at noon.

17And the man did as Joseph had said; and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.

18And the men were afraid because they were brought into Joseph's house, and said, Because of the money that was returned to us in our sacks at the beginning are we brought in, that he may turn against us, and fall upon us and take us for bondmen, and our asses.

19And they came up to the man that was over Joseph's house, and they spoke to him at the door of the house,

20and said, Ah! my lord, we came indeed down at the first to buy food.

21And 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 according to its weight; and we have brought it again in our hand.

22And other money have we brought down in our hand to buy food. We do not know who put our money in our sacks.

23And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks; your money came to me. And he brought Simeon out to them.

24And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses food.

25And they made ready the gift for Joseph's coming at noon; for they had heard that they should eat bread there.

26When Joseph came home, they brought him the gift that was in their hand, into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.

27And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well -- the old man of whom ye spoke? Is he yet alive?

28And they said, Thy servant our father is well; he is yet alive. And they bowed, and made obeisance.

29And he lifted up his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother of whom ye spoke to me? And he said, God be gracious to thee, my son!

30And Joseph made haste, for his bowels burned for his brother; and he sought [a place] to weep, and he went into the chamber, and wept there.

31And he washed his face, and came out, and controlled himself, and said, Set on bread.

32And 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 bread with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

33And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth; and the men marvelled one at another.

34And he had portions carried to them from before him. And Benjamin's portion was five times greater than the portions of them all. And they drank, and made merry with him.

44And he commanded him who was over his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry; and put every man's money in the mouth of his sack.

2And put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, and his grain-money. And he did according to the word of Joseph which he had spoken.

3In the morning, when it was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses.

4They were gone out of the city, [and] not [yet] far off, when Joseph said to him who was over his house, Up! follow after the men; and when thou overtakest them, thou shalt say to them, Why have ye rewarded evil for good?

5Is not this [it] in which my lord drinks, and in which indeed he divines? Ye have done evil [in] what ye have done.

6And he overtook them, and he spoke to them these words.

7And they said to him, Why does my lord speak such words as these? Far be it from thy servants to do such a thing!

8Behold, the money that we found in our sacks' mouths we have brought again to thee from the land of Canaan; and how should we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold?

9With whomsoever of thy servants it is found, let him die; and we also will be my lord's bondmen.

10And he said, Now also [let] it [be] according to your words: let him with whom it is found be my bondman, but ye shall be blameless.

11And they hasted and laid down every man his sack on the ground, and opened every man his sack.

12And he searched carefully: he began at the eldest, and ended at the youngest; and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.

13Then they rent their clothes, and loaded every man his ass, and they returned to the city.

14And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; and he was still there; and they fell down before him to the ground.

15And Joseph said to them, What deed is this which ye have done? Did ye not know that such a man as I can certainly divine?

16And Judah said, What shall we say to my lord? what shall we speak, and how justify ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of thy servants; behold, we are my lord's bondmen, both we, and he in whose hand the cup has been found.

17And he said, Far be it from me to do so! The man in whose hand the cup has been found, he shall be my bondman; but as for you, go up in peace to your father.

18Then Judah came near to him, and said, Ah! my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant; for thou art even as Pharaoh.

19My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother?

20And we said to my lord, We have an aged father, and a child born to him in his old age, [yet] young; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother; and his father loves him.

21And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down to me, that I may set mine eye on him.

22And we said to my lord, The youth cannot leave his father: if he should leave his father, [his father] would die.

23And thou saidst to thy servants, Unless your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.

24And it came to pass when we came up to thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.

25And our father said, Go again, buy us a little food.

26But we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down; for we cannot see the man's face unless our youngest brother is with us.

27And thy servant my father said to us, Ye know that my wife bore me two [sons];

28and the one went out from me, and I said, He must certainly have been torn in pieces; and I have not seen him [again] hitherto.

29And if ye take this one also from me, and mischief should befall him, ye will bring down my grey hairs with misery to Sheol.

30And now, when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad is not with us, -- seeing that his life is bound up with his life,

31it will come to pass when he sees that the lad is not [there], that he will die; and thy servants will bring down the grey hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to Sheol.

32For thy servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, If I bring him not to thee, then I shall be guilty toward my father all my days.

33And now, let thy servant stay, I pray thee, instead of the lad a bondman to my lord, and let the lad go up with his brethren;

34for how should I go up to my father if the lad were not with me? -- lest I see the evil that would come on my father.

45And Joseph could not control himself before all them that stood by him, and he cried, Put every man out from me! And no man stood with him when Joseph made himself known to his brethren.

2And he raised his voice in weeping; and the Egyptians heard, and the house of Pharaoh heard.

3And 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.

4And 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 ye sold into Egypt.

5And now, be not grieved, and be not angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither, for God sent me before you to preserve life.

6For the famine has been these two years in the land; and yet there are five years in which there will be neither ploughing nor harvest.

7So God sent me before you to preserve you a remnant in the earth, and to save you alive by a great deliverance.

8And now it was not you [that] sent me here, but God; and he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and governor over all the land of Egypt.

9Haste and go up to my father, and say to him, Thus says thy son Joseph: God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, tarry not.

10And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near to me, thou, and thy sons, and thy sons' sons, and thy sheep, and thy cattle, and all that thou hast.

11And there will I maintain thee; for yet there are five years of famine; in order that thou be not impoverished, thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast.

12And behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth which speaks to you.

13And tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen, and haste and bring down my father hither.

14And he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept on his neck.

15And he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them; and after that his brethren talked with him.

16And the report was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come. And it was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his bondmen.

17And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Say to thy brethren, Do this: load your beasts and depart, go into the land of Canaan,

18and take your father and your households, and come to me; and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.

19And thou art commanded -- this do: take waggons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives, and take up your father, and come.

20And let not your eye regret your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt shall be yours.

21And the sons of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them waggons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.

22To each one of them all he gave changes of clothing; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred [pieces] of silver and five changes of clothing.

23And to his father he sent this: ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden with corn and bread, and food for his father by the way.

24And he sent his brethren away, and they departed. And he said to them, Do not quarrel on the way.

25And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan to Jacob their father.

26And they told him, saying, Joseph is still alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And his heart fainted, for he did not believe them.

27And they spoke to him all the words of Joseph, which he had spoken to them. And he saw the waggons that Joseph had sent to carry him. And the spirit of Jacob their father revived.

28And Israel said, It is enough: Joseph my son is yet alive; I will go and see him before I die.

46And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba; and he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.

2And God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night and said, Jacob, Jacob! And he said, Here am I.

3And he said, I am [God], the God of thy father: fear not to go down to Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation.

4I will go down with thee to Egypt, and I will also certainly bring thee up; and Joseph shall put his hand on thine eyes.

5And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba; and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, on the waggons that Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

6And they took their cattle, and their goods which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and came to Egypt, Jacob and all his seed with him;

7his sons and his sons' sons with him, his daughters and his sons' daughters and all his seed he brought with him to Egypt.

8And these are the names of the sons of Israel who came into Egypt: Jacob and his sons. Jacob's firstborn, Reuben.

9And the sons of Reuben: Enoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.

10-- And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Saul the son of a Canaanitish woman.

11-- And the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

12-- And the sons of Judah: Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pherez, and Zerah; but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pherez were Hezron and Hamul.

13-- And the sons of Issachar: Tola, and Puah, and Job, and Shimron.

14-- And the sons of Zebulun: Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.

15-- These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Padan-Aram; and his daughter, Dinah. All the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty-three.

16And the sons of Gad: Ziphion and Haggi, Shuni and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.

17-- And the sons of Asher: Jimnah, and Jishvah, and Jishvi, 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 she bore these to Jacob: sixteen souls.

19The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife: Joseph and Benjamin.

20And to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asnath bore to him, the daughter of Potipherah the priest in On.

21-- And the sons of Benjamin: 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.

23And 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 bore these to Jacob: all the souls were seven.

26All the souls that came with Jacob to Egypt, that had come out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives: all the souls were sixty-six.

27And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt, were two souls. All the souls of the house of Jacob that came to Egypt were seventy.

28And he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to give notice before he came to Goshen. And they came into the land of Goshen.

29Then Joseph yoked his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and he presented himself to him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

30And Israel said to Joseph, Now let me die, after I have seen thy face, since thou still livest.

31And Joseph said to his brethren and to his father's house, I will go up, and tell Pharaoh, and say to him, My brethren and my father's house, who were in the land of Canaan, are come to me;

32and the men are shepherds, for they have been occupied with cattle; and they have brought their sheep, and their cattle, and all that they have.

33And it shall come to pass that when Pharaoh shall call you and say, What is your occupation?

34then ye shall say, Thy servants are men that have been occupied with cattle from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers; in order that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.

47And Joseph came and told Pharaoh and said, My father and my brethren, and their sheep and their cattle, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen.

2And he took from the whole number of his brethren, five men, and set them before Pharaoh.

3And Pharaoh said to his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said to Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we and our fathers.

4And they said to Pharaoh, To sojourn in the land are we come; for there is no pasture for the sheep that thy servants have, for the famine is grievous in the land of Canaan; and now, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen.

5And Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come to thee.

6The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land settle thy father and thy brethren: let them dwell in the land of Goshen. And if thou knowest men of activity among them, then set them as overseers of cattle over what I have.

7And Joseph brought Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

8And Pharaoh said to Jacob, How many are the days of the years of thy life?

9And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my sojourning are a hundred and thirty years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they do not attain to the days of the years of the life of my fathers, in the days of their sojourning.

10And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from Pharaoh.

11And Joseph settled 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.

12And Joseph maintained his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to the number of the little ones.

13And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very grievous; and the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan were exhausted through the famine.

14And 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.

15And when money came to an end in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph, saying, Give us bread! for why should we die before thee? for [our] money is all gone.

16And Joseph said, Give your cattle, and I will give you for your cattle, if [your] money be all gone.

17And they brought their cattle to Joseph; and Joseph gave them bread for horses, and for flocks of sheep, and for herds of cattle, and for asses; and he fed them with bread for all their cattle that year.

18And that year ended; and they came to him the second year, and said to him, We will not hide [it] from my lord that since [our] money is come to an end, and the herds of cattle are in the possession of my lord, nothing is left before my lord but our bodies and our land.

19Why should we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be bondmen to Pharaoh; and give seed, that we may live, and not die, and that the land be not desolate.

20And Joseph bought all the soil of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them; and the land became Pharaoh's.

21And as for the people, he removed them into the cities, from [one] end of the borders of Egypt even to the [other] end of it.

22Only the land of the priests he did not buy; for the priests had an assigned portion from Pharaoh, and ate their assigned portion which Pharaoh had given them; so they did not sell their land.

23And Joseph said to the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and sow the land.

24And it shall come to pass in the increase that ye shall give the fifth to Pharaoh, and the 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.

25And they said, Thou hast saved us alive. Let us find favour in the eyes of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's bondmen.

26And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt to this day, [that] the fifth should be for Pharaoh, except the land of the priests: theirs alone did not become Pharaoh's.

27And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen; and they had possessions in it, and were fruitful and multiplied exceedingly.

28And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; and the days of Jacob, the years of his life, were a hundred and forty-seven years.

29And the days of Israel approached that he should die. And he called his son Joseph, and said to him, If now I have found favour in thine eyes, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me: bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt;

30but when I shall lie with my fathers, thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their sepulchre. And he said, I will do according to thy word.

31And he said, Swear to me; and he swore to him. And Israel worshipped on the bed's head.

48And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick. And he took with him his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim.

2And one told Jacob and said, Behold, thy son Joseph is coming to thee. And Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.

3And Jacob said to Joseph, The Almighty [God] appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

4and he said to me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a company of peoples; and will give this land to thy seed after thee [for] an everlasting possession.

5And now thy two sons, who were born to thee in the land of Egypt before I came to thee into Egypt, shall be mine: Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon.

6And thy family which thou hast begotten after them shall be thine: they shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.

7And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan on the way, when there was yet a certain distance to come to Ephrath; and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath, that is, Bethlehem.

8And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?

9And Joseph said to his father, They are my sons, whom God has given me here. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, to me, that I may bless them.

10But the eyes of Israel were heavy from age: he could not see. And he brought them nearer to him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

11And Israel said to Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face; and behold, God has let me see also thy seed.

12And Joseph brought them out from his knees, and bowed down with his face to the earth.

13And 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.

14But Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid [it] on Ephraim's head -- now he was the younger -- and his left hand on Manasseh's head; guiding his hands intelligently, for Manasseh was the firstborn.

15And he blessed Joseph, and said, The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God that shepherded me all my life long to this day,

16the Angel that redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named upon them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the land!

17When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it was evil in his eyes; and he took hold of his father's hand to remove it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head.

18And Joseph said to his father, Not so, my father, for this is the firstborn: put thy right hand on his head.

19But his father refused and said, I know, my son, I know: he also will become a people, and he also will be great; but truly his younger brother will be greater than he; and his seed will become the fulness of nations.

20And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee will Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and Manasseh! And he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

21And Israel said to Joseph, Behold, I die; and God will be with you, and bring you again to the land of your fathers.

22And *I* have given to thee one tract [of land] above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

49And Jacob called his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, and I will tell you what will befall you at the end of days.

2Assemble yourselves, and hear, ye sons of Jacob, And listen to Israel your father.

3Reuben, thou art my firstborn, My might, and the firstfruits of my vigour: Excellency of dignity, and excellency of strength.

4Impetuous as the waters, thou shalt have no pre-eminence; Because thou wentest up to thy father's couch: Then defiledst thou [it]: he went up to my bed.

5Simeon and Levi are brethren: Instruments of violence their swords.

6My soul, come not into their council; Mine honour, be not united with their assembly; For in their anger they slew men, And in their wantonness houghed oxen.

7Cursed be their anger, for it [was] violent; And their rage, for it [was] cruel! I will divide them in Jacob, And scatter them in Israel.

8Judah -- [as to] thee, thy brethren will praise thee; Thy hand will be upon the neck of thine enemies; Thy father's children will bow down to thee.

9Judah is a young lion; From the prey, my son, thou art gone up. He stoopeth, he layeth himself down as a lion, And as a lioness: who will rouse him up?

10The scepter will not depart from Judah, Nor the lawgiver from between his feet, Until Shiloh come, And to him will be the obedience of peoples.

11He bindeth his foal to the vine, And his ass's colt to the choice vine; He washeth his dress in wine, And his garment in the blood of grapes.

12The eyes are red with wine, And the teeth [are] white with milk.

13Zebulun will dwell at the shore of the seas; Yea, he will be at the shore of the ships, And his side [toucheth] upon Sidon.

14Issachar is a bony ass, Crouching down between two hurdles.

15And he saw the rest that it was good, And the land that it was pleasant; And he bowed his shoulder to bear, And was a tributary servant.

16Dan will judge his people, As another of the tribes of Israel.

17Dan will be a serpent on the way, A horned snake on the path, Which biteth the horse's heels, So that the rider falleth backwards.

18I wait for thy salvation, O Jehovah.

19Gad -- troops will rush upon him; But he will rush upon the heel.

20Out of Asher, his bread shall be fat, And he will give royal dainties.

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

22Joseph is a fruitful bough; A fruitful bough by a well; [His] branches shoot over the wall.

23The archers have provoked him, And shot at, and hated him;

24But his bow abideth firm, And the arms of his hands are supple By the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob. From thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:

25From the [God] of thy father, and he will help thee; And from the Almighty, and he will bless thee -- With blessings of heaven from above, With blessings of the deep that lieth under, With blessings of the breast and of the womb.

26The blessings of thy father surpass the blessings of my ancestors, Unto the bounds of the everlasting hills: They shall be on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.

27Benjamin -- [as] a wolf will he tear to pieces; In the morning he will devour the prey, And in the evening he will divide the booty.

28All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father spoke to them; and he blessed them: every one according to his blessing he blessed them.

29And he charged them, and said to them, I am gathered to my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,

30in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is opposite to Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought of Ephron the Hittite along with the field for a possession of a sepulchre.

31There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebecca his wife; and there I buried Leah.

32The purchase of the field, and of the cave that is in it, was from the children of Heth.

33And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered his feet into the bed, and expired, and was gathered to his peoples.

50And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed him.

2And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. And the physicians embalmed Israel.

3And 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.

4And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spoke to the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found favour in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

5My father made me swear, saying, Behold, I die; in my grave which I have dug myself in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. And now, let me go up, I pray thee, that I may bury my father; and I will come again.

6And Pharaoh said, Go up and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.

7And Joseph went up to bury his father; and with him went up all the bondmen of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,

8and 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.

9And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen; and the camp was very great.

10And they came to the threshing-floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan; and there they lamented with a great and very grievous lamentation; and he made a mourning for his father of seven days.

11And the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning at the threshing-floor of Atad, and they said, This is a grievous mourning of the Egyptians. Therefore the name of it was called Abel-Mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.

12And his sons did to him according as he had commanded them;

13and his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah which Abraham had bought along with the field, for a possession of a sepulchre, of Ephron the Hittite, opposite to Mamre.

14And, after he had buried his father, Joseph returned to Egypt, he and his brethren, and all that had gone up with him to bury his father.

15And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, If now Joseph should be hostile to us, and should indeed requite us all the evil that we did to him!

16And they sent a messenger to Joseph, saying, Thy father commanded before he died, saying,

17Thus shall ye speak to Joseph: Oh forgive, I pray thee, the transgression of thy brethren, and their sin! for they did evil to thee. And now, we pray thee, forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.

18And his brethren also went and fell down before his face, and said, Behold, we are thy bondmen.

19And Joseph said to them, Fear not: am I then in the place of God?

20Ye indeed meant evil against me: God meant it for good, in order that he might do as [it is] this day, to save a great people alive.

21And now, fear not: I will maintain you and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spoke consolingly to them.

22And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he and his father's house; and Joseph lived a hundred and ten years.

23And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third [generation]; the sons also of Machir the son of Manasseh were born on Joseph's knees.

24And Joseph said to his brethren, I die; and God will certainly visit you, and bring you up out of this land, into the land that he swore unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

25And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will certainly visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones hence.

26And Joseph died, a hundred and ten years old; and they embalmed him; and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.


 


Exodus


1And these are the names of the sons of Israel who had come into Egypt; with Jacob had they come, each with his household:

2Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah;

3Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin;

4Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher.

5And all the souls that had come out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls; and Joseph was in Egypt.

6And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.

7And the children of Israel were fruitful, and swarmed and multiplied, and became exceeding strong; and the land was full of them.

8And there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.

9And he said to his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more numerous and stronger than we.

10Come on, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it come to pass that, if war occur, they take side with our enemies and fight against us, and go up out of the land.

11And they set over them service-masters to oppress them with their burdens. And they built store-cities for Pharaoh, Pithom and Rameses.

12But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and spread; and they were distressed because of the children of Israel.

13And the Egyptians made the children of Israel serve with harshness;

14and they embittered their life with hard labour in clay and bricks, and in all manner of labour in the field: all their labour with which they made them serve was with harshness.

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

16and he said, When ye help the Hebrew women in bearing, and see [them] on the stool, if it be a son, then ye shall kill him, but if a daughter, then she shall live.

17But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt had said to them, but saved the male children alive.

18And the king of Egypt called the midwives and said to them, Why have ye done this, and saved the male children alive?

19And the midwives said to Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian; for they are strong, and they have borne before the midwife comes to them.

20And God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong.

21And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.

22Then Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, but every daughter ye shall save alive.

2And a man of the house of Levi went and took a daughter of Levi.

2And the woman conceived, and bore a son. And she saw him that he was fair, and hid him three months.

3And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark of reeds, and plastered it with resin and with pitch, and put the child in it, and laid [it] in the sedge on the bank of the river.

4And his sister stood afar off to see what would happen to him.

5And the daughter of Pharaoh went down to bathe in the river; and her maids went along by the river's side. And she saw the ark in the midst of the sedge, and sent her handmaid and fetched it.

6And she opened [it], and saw the child, and behold, the boy wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is [one] of the Hebrews' children.

7And his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call thee a wet-nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?

8And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the damsel went and called the child's mother.

9And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Take this child away and nurse it for me, and I will give [thee] thy wages. And the woman took the child and nursed it.

10And when the child was grown, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses, and said, Because I drew him out of the water.

11And 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 saw an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren.

12And he turned this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he smote the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

13And he went out on the second day, and behold, two Hebrew men were quarrelling; and he said to him that was in the wrong, Why art thou smiting thy neighbour?

14And he said, Who made thee ruler and judge over us? dost thou intend to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? Then Moses feared, and said, Surely the matter is known.

15And Pharaoh heard of this matter, and sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from before Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian. And he sat by the well.

16And the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came and drew [water], and filled the troughs, to water their father's flock.

17And the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses rose and helped them, and watered their flock.

18And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, Why are ye come so soon to-day?

19And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew [water] abundantly for us, and watered the flock.

20And he said to his daughters, And where is he? why then have ye left the man behind? Call him, that he may eat bread.

21And Moses consented to remain with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

22And she bore a son, and he called his name Gershom; for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.

23And it came to pass during those many days, that the king of Egypt died. And the children of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and cried; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage;

24and God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob;

25and God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged [them].

3And Moses tended the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock behind the wilderness, and came to the mountain of God -- to Horeb.

2And the Angel of Jehovah appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a thorn-bush: and he looked, and behold, the thorn-bush burned with fire, and the thorn-bush was not being consumed.

3And Moses said, Let me now turn aside and see this great sight, why the thorn-bush is not burnt.

4And Jehovah saw that he turned aside to see, and God called to him out of the midst of the thorn-bush and said, Moses, Moses! And he said, Here am I.

5And he said, Draw not nigh hither: loose thy sandals from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

6And he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look at God.

7And Jehovah said, I have seen assuredly the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and their cry have I heard on account of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows.

8And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good and spacious land, unto a land flowing with milk and honey, unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

9And now behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me; and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

10And now come, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

11And Moses said to God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

12And he said, For I will be with thee; and this shall be the sign to thee that I have sent thee: when thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

13And Moses said to God, Behold, [when] I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

14And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM. And he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: I AM hath sent me unto you.

15And God said moreover to Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: Jehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you. This is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

16Go and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, Jehovah the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, hath appeared to me, saying, I have indeed visited you, and [seen] that which is done unto you in Egypt;

17and I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt, unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.

18And they shall hearken to thy voice. And thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, Jehovah, the God of the Hebrews, hath met with us; and now, let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to Jehovah our God.

19But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a powerful hand.

20And I will stretch out my hand and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof; and after that he will let you go.

21And I will give this people favour in the eyes of the Egyptians, and it shall come to pass, when ye go out, that ye shall not go out empty;

22but every woman shall ask of her neighbour, and of her that is the inmate of her house, utensils of silver, and utensils of gold, and clothing; and ye shall put [them] on your sons and on your daughters, and shall spoil the Egyptians.

4And Moses answered and said, But behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice; for they will say, Jehovah has not appeared to thee.

2And Jehovah said to him, What is that in thy hand? And he said, A staff.

3And 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.

4And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand and take it by the tail -- and he stretched out his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand --

5that they may believe that Jehovah, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.

6And Jehovah said moreover to him, Put now thy hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom, and took it out, and behold, his hand was leprous, as snow.

7And he said, Put thy hand into thy bosom again. And he put his hand into his bosom again, and took it out of his bosom, and behold, it was turned again as his flesh.

8And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the other sign.

9And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also those two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour [it] on the dry [land]; and the water that thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry [land].

10And Moses said to Jehovah, Ah Lord! I am not eloquent, neither heretofore nor since thou hast spoken to thy servant, for I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue.

11And Jehovah said to him, Who gave man a mouth? or who maketh dumb, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? [have] not I, Jehovah?

12And now go, and I will be with thy mouth, and will teach thee what thou shalt say.

13And he said, Ah Lord! send, I pray thee, by the hand [of him whom] thou wilt send.

14Then the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also behold, he goeth out to meet thee; and when he seeth thee he will be glad in his heart.

15And thou shalt speak unto him, and put the words in his mouth; and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.

16And he shall speak for thee unto the people; and it shall come to pass that he shall be to thee for a mouth, and thou shalt be to him for God.

17And thou shalt take this staff in thy hand, with which thou shalt do the signs.

18And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said to him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return to my brethren who are in Egypt, that I may see whether they are yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.

19And Jehovah said to Moses in Midian, Go, return to Egypt; for all the men are dead who sought thy life.

20And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them riding upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt. And Moses took the staff of God in his hand.

21And Jehovah said to Moses, When thou goest to return to Egypt, see that thou do all the wonders before Pharaoh that I have put in thy hand. And I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.

22And thou shalt say to Pharaoh, Thus saith Jehovah: Israel is my son, my firstborn.

23And I say to thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me. And if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will kill thy son, thy firstborn.

24And it came to pass on the way, in the inn, that Jehovah came upon him, and sought to slay him.

25Then Zipporah took a stone and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, A bloody husband indeed art thou to me!

26And he let him go. Then she said, A bloody husband -- because of the circumcision.

27And Jehovah said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him on the mountain of God, and kissed him.

28And Moses told Aaron all the words of Jehovah who had sent him, and all the signs that he had commanded him.

29And Moses and Aaron went and gathered all the elders of the children of Israel;

30and Aaron spoke all the words that Jehovah had spoken to Moses, and did the signs before the eyes of the people.

31And the people believed. And when they heard that Jehovah had visited the children of Israel, and that he had seen their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

5And afterwards Moses and Aaron went in, and said to Pharaoh, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, Let my people go that they may celebrate a feast to me in the wilderness.

2And Pharaoh said, Who is Jehovah, to whose voice I am to hearken to let Israel go? I do not know Jehovah, neither will I let Israel go.

3And they said, The God of the Hebrews has met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to Jehovah our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence or with sword.

4And the king of Egypt said to them, Why do ye, Moses and Aaron, wish to have the people go off from their works? Away, to your burdens!

5And Pharaoh said, Behold the people of the land are now many, and ye wish to make them rest from their burdens.

6And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,

7Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.

8And the number of the bricks they have made heretofore shall ye lay upon them: ye shall not diminish any of it, for they are idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go [and] sacrifice to our God.

9Let them put heavier labour on the men, that they may be taken up with it, and not regard vain words.

10And the taskmasters of the people and their officers went out and spoke to the people, saying, Thus says Pharaoh: I will not give you straw:

11go ye, get yourselves straw where ye may find it; but none of your work shall be diminished.

12And the people were scattered abroad throughout the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw.

13And the taskmasters urged [them], saying, Fulfil your labours, the daily work, as when there was straw.

14And the officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, [and] it was said, Why have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick, both yesterday and to-day, as heretofore?

15Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried to Pharaoh, saying, Why dost thou deal thus with thy bondmen?

16There is no straw given to thy bondmen, and they say to us, Make brick; and behold, thy bondmen are beaten, but it is the fault of thy people.

17And he said, Ye are idle, idle! therefore ye say, Let us go and sacrifice to Jehovah.

18And now go -- work! and straw shall not be given you, and ye shall deliver the measure of bricks.

19And the officers of the children of Israel saw [that] it stood ill with them, because it was said, Ye shall not diminish anything from your bricks, the daily work.

20And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood there to meet them, as they came out from Pharaoh.

21And they said to them, Jehovah look upon you and judge, that ye have made our odour to stink in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his bondmen, putting a sword into their hand to kill us!

22And Moses returned to Jehovah, and said, Lord, why hast thou done evil to this people? why now hast thou sent me?

23For ever since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all!

6And Jehovah said to Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh; for by a strong hand shall he let them go, and by a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.

2And God spoke to Moses, and said to him, I am Jehovah.

3And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as the Almighty [God]; but by my name Jehovah I was not made known to them.

4And I established also my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, in which they were sojourners.

5And I have heard also the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians have forced to serve, and I have remembered my covenant.

6Therefore say unto the children of Israel, I am Jehovah, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from their service, and I will redeem you with a stretched-out arm, and with great judgments.

7And I will take you to me for a people, and will be your God; and ye shall know that I, Jehovah your God, am he who bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

8And I will bring you into the land concerning which I swore to give it unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; and I will give it you for a possession: I am Jehovah.

9And Moses spoke thus to the children of Israel; but they did not listen to Moses from anguish of spirit, and from hard service.

10And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

11Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.

12And Moses spoke before Jehovah, saying, Lo, the children of Israel do not hearken to me: how then should Pharaoh hearken to me, to me of uncircumcised lips?

13And Jehovah spoke to Moses and to Aaron, and gave them a commandment to the children of Israel, and to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

14These are the heads of their fathers' houses: the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Enoch and Phallu, Hezron and Carmi: these are the families of Reuben.

15-- And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Saul the son of a Canaanitish woman: these are the families of Simeon.

16And 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.

17The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, according to their families.

18And the sons of Kohath: Amram, and Jizhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel. And the years of the life of Kohath were a hundred and thirty-three years.

19And the sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi: these are the families of Levi according to their generations.

20And Amram took Jochebed his aunt as wife; and she bore him Aaron and Moses. And the years of the life of Amram were a hundred and thirty-seven years.

21And the sons of Jizhar: Korah, and Nepheg, and Zicri.

22And the sons of Uzziel: Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Sithri.

23And Aaron took Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Nahshon, as wife; and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

24And the sons of Korah: Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the families of the Korahites.

25And Eleazar Aaron's son took [one] of the daughters of Putiel as wife; and she bore him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their families.

26This is that Aaron and Moses, to whom Jehovah said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their hosts.

27These are they who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: this is that Moses and Aaron.

28And it came to pass on the day when Jehovah spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,

29that Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, I am Jehovah: speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee.

30And Moses said before Jehovah, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how will Pharaoh hearken unto me?

7And Jehovah said to Moses, See, I have made thee God to Pharaoh; and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.

2Thou shalt speak all that I command thee; and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.

3And I will render Pharaoh's heart obdurate, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.

4And Pharaoh will not hearken unto you; and I will lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth my hosts, my people, the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.

5And the Egyptians shall know that I am Jehovah, when I stretch forth my hand on Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them.

6And Moses and Aaron did as Jehovah had commanded them: so did they.

7And Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron was eighty-three years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh.

8And Jehovah spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

9When Pharaoh shall speak to you, saying, Do a miracle for yourselves, -- then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy staff and cast [it] before Pharaoh -- it will become a serpent.

10And Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and did so, as Jehovah had commanded; and Aaron cast down his staff before Pharaoh, and before his bondmen, and it became a serpent.

11And Pharaoh also called the sages and the sorcerers; and they too, the scribes of Egypt, did so with their enchantments:

12they cast down every man his staff, and they became serpents; but Aaron's staff swallowed up their staves.

13And Pharaoh's heart was stubborn, and he hearkened not to them, as Jehovah had said.

14And Jehovah said to Moses, Pharaoh's heart is hardened: he refuseth to let the people go.

15Go unto Pharaoh in the morning -- behold, he will go out unto the water -- and take thy stand by the bank of the river in front of him; and take in thy hand the staff that was turned into a serpent.

16And say unto him, Jehovah the God of the Hebrews has sent me to thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness; but behold, hitherto thou hast not hearkened.

17Thus saith Jehovah: In this shalt thou know that I am Jehovah -- behold, I will smite with the staff that is in my hand upon the water which is in the river, and it shall be turned into blood.

18And the fish that is in the river shall die; and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink the water out of the river.

19And Jehovah said to Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy staff, and stretch out thy hand upon the waters of the Egyptians -- upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their reservoirs of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout the land of Egypt, both in [vessels of] wood and in [vessels of] stone.

20And Moses and Aaron did so, as Jehovah had commanded; and he lifted up the staff, and smote the waters that were in the river before the eyes of Pharaoh, and before the eyes of his bondmen; and all the waters that were in the river were turned into blood.

21And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink the water of the river; and the blood was throughout the land of Egypt.

22And the scribes of Egypt did so with their sorceries; and Pharaoh's heart was stubborn, neither did he hearken to them, as Jehovah had said.

23And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, and took not this to heart either.

24And all the Egyptians dug round about the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the river.

25And seven days were fulfilled, after Jehovah had smitten the river.

8And Jehovah said to Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith Jehovah: Let my people go, that they may serve me.

2And if thou refuse to let [them] go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs.

3And the river shall swarm with frogs, and they shall go up and come into thy house, and into thy bedroom, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy bondmen, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneading-troughs.

4And the frogs shall come up both upon thee and upon thy people, and upon all thy bondmen.

5And Jehovah said to Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy hand with thy staff over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up on the land of Egypt.

6And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.

7And the scribes did so with their sorceries, and brought up frogs on the land of Egypt.

8And Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron, and said, Intreat Jehovah, that he may take away the frogs from me and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to Jehovah.

9And Moses said to Pharaoh, Glory over me, for what time shall I intreat for thee, and for thy bondmen, and for thy people, to cut off the frogs from thee and from thy houses; [so that] they shall remain in the river only?

10And he said, For to-morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word; that thou mayest know that there is none like Jehovah our God.

11And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and from thy bondmen, and from thy people: they shall remain in the river only.

12And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh; and Moses cried to Jehovah because of the frogs that he had brought against Pharaoh.

13And Jehovah did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the courts, and out of the fields.

14And they gathered them in heaps; and the land stank.

15And Pharaoh saw that there was respite; and he hardened his heart, and hearkened not to them, as Jehovah had said.

16And Jehovah said to Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy staff, and smite the dust of the earth, and it shall become gnats throughout the land of Egypt.

17And they did so; and Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff, and smote the dust of the earth, and there arose gnats on man and on beast: all the dust of the land became gnats throughout the land of Egypt.

18And the scribes did so with their sorceries, to bring forth gnats; but they could not. And the gnats were on man and on beast.

19Then the scribes said to Pharaoh, This is the finger of God! But Pharaoh's heart was stubborn, and he hearkened not to them, as Jehovah had said.

20And Jehovah said to Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh -- behold, he will go out to the water -- and say to him, Thus saith Jehovah, Let my people go, that they may serve me.

21For, if thou do not let my people go, behold, I will send dog-flies upon thee, and upon thy bondmen, and upon thy people, and into thy houses; and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of dog-flies, and also the ground on which they are.

22And I will distinguish in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no dog-flies shall be there; that thou mayest know that I Jehovah am in the midst of the land.

23And I will put a separation between my people and thy people; to-morrow shall this sign be.

24And Jehovah did so; and there came dog-flies in a multitude into the house of Pharaoh, and [into] the houses of his bondmen; and throughout the land of Egypt, the land was corrupted by the dog-flies.

25And Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron, and said, Go, sacrifice to your God in the land.

26And Moses said, It is not proper to do so; for we should sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to Jehovah our God: lo, if we sacrificed the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, would they not stone us?

27We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to Jehovah our God, as he shall command us.

28And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to Jehovah your God in the wilderness; only, go not very far away: intreat for me!

29And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and will intreat Jehovah; and the dog-flies will depart from Pharaoh, from his bondmen, and from his people, to-morrow; only let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to Jehovah.

30And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and intreated Jehovah.

31And Jehovah did according to the word of Moses; and he removed the dog-flies from Pharaoh, from his bondmen, and from his people; there remained not one.

32And Pharaoh hardened his heart this time also, and would not let the people go.

9And Jehovah said to Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith Jehovah the God of the Hebrews: Let my people go, that they may serve me.

2For if thou refuse to let them go, and shalt retain them still,

3behold, the hand of Jehovah shall be on thy cattle which is in the field, on the horses, on the asses, on the camels, on the oxen and on the sheep, with a very grievous plague.

4And Jehovah will distinguish between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt; and there shall nothing die of all that the children of Israel have.

5And Jehovah appointed a set time, saying, To-morrow will Jehovah do this thing in the land.

6And Jehovah did this thing on the following day, and all the cattle of Egypt died; but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.

7And Pharaoh sent, and behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.

8And Jehovah said to Moses and to Aaron, Take to yourselves handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses scatter it toward the heavens before the eyes of Pharaoh.

9And it shall become fine dust over all the land of Egypt, and shall become boils on man and on cattle, breaking out [with] blisters, throughout the land of Egypt.

10And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it toward the heavens; and it became boils [with] blisters breaking out on man and on cattle.

11And the scribes could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boils were on the scribes, and on all the Egyptians.

12And Jehovah made Pharaoh's heart stubborn, and he did not hearken to them, as Jehovah had told Moses.

13And Jehovah said to Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and set thyself before Pharaoh, and say to him, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of the Hebrews: Let my people go, that they may serve me.

14For I will at this time send all my plagues to thy heart, and on thy bondmen, and on thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth.

15For now shall I put forth my hand, and I will smite thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth.

16And for this very cause have I raised thee up, to shew thee my power; and that my name may be declared in all the earth.

17Dost thou still exalt thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them go?

18Behold, to-morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since its foundation until now.

19And now send, [and] secure thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field: all the men and the cattle that are found in the field, and are not brought home -- on them the hail shall come down, and they shall die.

20He that feared the word of Jehovah among the bondmen of Pharaoh made his bondmen and his cattle flee into the houses.

21But he that did not regard the word of Jehovah left his bondmen and his cattle in the field.

22And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand toward the heavens, that there may be hail throughout the land of Egypt, upon men, and upon cattle, and upon every herb of the field in the land of Egypt.

23And Moses stretched out his staff toward the heavens, and Jehovah gave thunder and hail; and the fire ran along the ground; and Jehovah rained hail on the land of Egypt.

24And there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there had been none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.

25And the hail smote throughout the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both men and cattle; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and broke every tree of the field.

26Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.

27And Pharaoh sent, and called Moses and Aaron, and said to them, I have sinned this time: Jehovah is the righteous [one], but I and my people are the wicked [ones].

28Intreat Jehovah that it may be enough, that there be no more thunder of God and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer!

29And Moses said to him, When I go out of the city, I will spread out my hands to Jehovah: the thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail; that thou mayest know that the earth is Jehovah's.

30But as to thee and thy bondmen, I know that ye do not yet fear Jehovah Elohim.

31And the flax and the barley were smitten; for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.

32But the wheat and the spelt were not smitten; for they were not come out into ear.

33And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread out his hands to Jehovah; and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not [any more] poured on the earth.

34And Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders had ceased, and he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he, and his bondmen.

35And the heart of Pharaoh was stubborn, neither would he let the children of Israel go, as Jehovah had spoken by Moses.

10And Jehovah said to Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his bondmen, that I might do these my signs in their midst,

2and that thou mightest tell in the ears of thy son and thy son's son what I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah.

3And Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus saith Jehovah the God of the Hebrews: How long dost thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.

4For, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, I will to-morrow bring locusts into thy borders;

5and they shall cover the face of the land, so that ye will not be able to see the land; and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which ye have remaining from the hail, and shall eat every tree which ye have growing in the field;

6and they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy bondmen, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither thy fathers nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned and went out from Pharaoh.

7And Pharaoh's bondmen said to him, How long shall this man be a snare to us? let the men go, that they may serve Jehovah their God: dost thou not yet know that Egypt is ruined?

8And Moses and Aaron were brought again to Pharaoh. And he said to them, Go, serve Jehovah your God. Who are they that shall go?

9And 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 have a feast of Jehovah.

10And he said to them, Let Jehovah be so with you, as I let you go, and your little ones: see that evil is before you!

11Not so: go now, ye [that are] men, and serve Jehovah! for it is that ye have desired. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.

12And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up over the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land -- all that the hail hath left.

13And Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and Jehovah brought an east wind on the land all that day and all that night. When it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

14And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the borders of Egypt, very grievous; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them will be such.

15And they covered the face of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left; and there remained not any green thing on the trees, and in the herbs of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.

16And Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against Jehovah your God, and against you.

17And now, forgive, I pray you, my sin only this time, and intreat Jehovah your God that he may take away from me this death only!

18And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated Jehovah.

19And Jehovah turned a very powerful west wind, which took away the locusts, and drove them into the Red Sea: there remained not one locust in all the borders of Egypt.

20And Jehovah made Pharaoh's heart stubborn, and he did not let the children of Israel go.

21And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand toward the heavens, that there may be darkness in the land of Egypt -- so that one may feel darkness.

22And Moses stretched out his hand toward the heavens; and there was a thick darkness throughout the land of Egypt three days:

23they saw not one another, neither rose any from his place, for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

24And Pharaoh called Moses and said, Go, serve Jehovah; only, let your flocks and your herds remain; let your little ones also go with you.

25And Moses said, Thou must give also sacrifices and burnt-offerings into our hands, that we may sacrifice to Jehovah our God.

26Our cattle also must go with us: there shall not a hoof be left behind; for we must take thereof to serve Jehovah our God; and we do not know with what we must serve Jehovah, until we come there.

27But Jehovah made Pharaoh's heart stubborn, and he would not let them go.

28And Pharaoh said to him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in the day thou seest my face thou shalt die.

29And Moses said, Thou hast spoken rightly: I will see thy face again no more!

11And Jehovah said to Moses, Yet one plague will I bring upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let [you] go altogether, he shall utterly drive you out hence.

2Speak now in the ears of the people, that they ask every man of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, utensils of silver and utensils of gold.

3And Jehovah gave the people favour in the eyes of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt -- in the eyes of Pharaoh's bondmen, and in the eyes of the people.

4And Moses said, Thus saith Jehovah: About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt.

5And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sitteth on his throne, even unto the firstborn of the bondwoman that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of cattle.

6And there shall be a great cry throughout the land of Egypt, such as there hath been none like it, nor shall be like it any more.

7But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast; that ye may know that Jehovah distinguisheth between the Egyptians and Israel.

8And all these thy bondmen shall come down unto me, and bow down to me, saying, Go out, thou, and all the people that follow thee; and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a glowing anger.

9And Jehovah had said to Moses, Pharaoh shall not hearken to you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.

10And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh; but Jehovah made Pharaoh's heart stubborn, and he did not let the children of Israel go out of his land.

12And Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,

2This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.

3Speak unto all the assembly of Israel, saying, On the tenth of this month let them take themselves each a lamb, for a father's house, a lamb for a house.

4And if the household be too small for a lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take [it] according to the number of the souls; each according to [the measure] of his eating shall ye count for the lamb.

5Your lamb shall be without blemish, a yearling male; ye shall take [it] from the sheep, or from the goats.

6And ye shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; and the whole congregation of the assembly of Israel shall kill it between the two evenings.

7And they shall take of the blood, and put [it] on the two door-posts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.

8And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; with bitter [herbs] shall they eat it.

9Ye shall eat none of it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roast with fire; its head with its legs and with its in-wards.

10And ye shall let none of it remain until the morning; and what remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.

11And thus shall ye eat it: your loins shall be girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste; it is Jehovah's passover.

12And I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am Jehovah.

13And the blood shall be for you as a sign on the houses in which ye are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be among you for destruction, when I smite the land of Egypt.

14And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall celebrate it [as] a feast to Jehovah; throughout your generations [as] an ordinance for ever shall ye celebrate it.

15Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread: on the very first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses; for whoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day -- that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

16And on the first day ye shall have a holy convocation, and on the seventh day a holy convocation: no manner of work shall be done on them, save what is eaten by every person -- that only shall be done by you.

17And ye shall keep the [feast of] unleavened [bread]; for in this same day have I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; and ye shall keep this day in your generations [as] an ordinance for ever.

18In the first [month], on the fourteenth day of the month, in the evening, ye shall eat unleavened bread until the one and twentieth day of the month in the evening.

19Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses; for whoever eateth what is leavened -- that soul shall be cut off from the assembly of Israel, whether he be a sojourner, or born in the land.

20Ye shall eat nothing leavened: in all your dwellings shall ye eat unleavened bread.

21And Moses called all the elders of Israel, and said to them, Seize and take yourselves lambs for your families, and kill the passover.

22And take a bunch of hyssop, and dip [it] in the blood that is in the bason, and smear the lintel and the two door-posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning.

23And Jehovah will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he sees the blood on the lintel, and on the two door-posts, Jehovah will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come into your houses to smite [you].

24And ye shall observe this as an ordinance for thee and for thy sons for ever.

25And it shall come to pass, when ye are come into the land that Jehovah will give you, as he has promised, that ye shall keep this service.

26And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say to you, What mean ye by this service?

27that ye shall say, It is a sacrifice of passover to Jehovah, 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 their heads and worshipped.

28And the children of Israel went away, and did as Jehovah had commanded Moses and Aaron; so did they.

29And it came to pass that at midnight Jehovah 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 that was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.

30And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his bondmen, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house in which there was not one dead.

31And he called Moses and Aaron in the night, and said, Rise up, go away from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve Jehovah, as ye have said.

32Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and go; and bless me also.

33And the Egyptians urged the people, to send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We are all dead [men]!

34And the people took their dough before it was leavened; their kneading-troughs bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.

35And the children of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, and they had asked of the Egyptians utensils of silver, and utensils of gold, and clothing.

36And Jehovah had given the people favour in the eyes of the Egyptians, and they gave to them; and they spoiled the Egyptians.

37And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot [that were] men, besides children.

38And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks and herds -- very much cattle.

39And they baked the dough that they brought forth out of Egypt into unleavened cakes, for it was not leavened; for they were driven out of Egypt, and could not wait; neither had they prepared for themselves any food.

40And the residence of the children of Israel that they resided in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years.

41And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, on that same day it came to pass that all the hosts of Jehovah went out from the land of Egypt.

42It is a night of observance to Jehovah, because of their being brought out from the land of Egypt: that same night is an observance to Jehovah for all the children of Israel in their generations.

43And Jehovah said to Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: No stranger shall eat of it;

44but every man's bondman that is bought for money -- let him be circumcised: then shall he eat it.

45A settler and a hired servant shall not eat it.

46In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth any of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.

47All the assembly of Israel shall hold it.

48And when a sojourner sojourneth with thee, and would hold the passover to Jehovah, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and hold it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land; but no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.

49One law shall be for him that is home-born and for the sojourner that sojourneth among you.

50And all the children of Israel did as Jehovah had commanded Moses and Aaron; so did they.

51And it came to pass on that same day, [that] Jehovah brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt according to their hosts.

13And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

2Hallow unto me every firstborn, whatever breaketh open the womb among the children of Israel, of man and of cattle: it is mine.

3And Moses said to the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for with a powerful hand hath Jehovah brought you out from this; and nothing leavened shall be eaten.

4Ye come out to-day, in the month Abib.

5And it shall be when Jehovah hath brought thee into the land of the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Amorite and the Hivite and the Jebusite, which he swore to thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month.

6Seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread; and in the seventh day is a feast to Jehovah.

7Unleavened bread shall be eaten the seven days; and leavened bread shall not be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy borders.

8And thou shalt inform thy son in that day, saying, It is because of what Jehovah did to me when I came out of Egypt.

9And it shall be for a sign to thee on thy hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the law of Jehovah may be in thy mouth; for with a powerful hand hath Jehovah brought thee out of Egypt.

10And thou shalt keep this ordinance at its set time from year to year.

11And it shall be when Jehovah hath brought thee into the land of the Canaanites, as he hath sworn to thee and to thy fathers, and hath given it thee,

12that thou shalt offer unto Jehovah all that breaketh open the womb, and every firstling that cometh of cattle which is thine: the males [shall be] Jehovah's.

13And every firstling of an ass shalt thou ransom with a lamb; and if thou do not ransom it, thou shalt break its neck; and every firstborn of a man among thy sons shalt thou ransom.

14And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What is this? that thou shalt say to him, With a powerful hand Jehovah brought us out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

15And it came to pass, when Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let us go, that Jehovah slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of men and the firstborn of cattle: therefore I sacrifice to Jehovah all that breaketh open the womb -- being males; and every firstborn of my children I ransom.

16And it shall be for a sign on thy hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes, for with a powerful hand Jehovah brought us forth out of Egypt.

17And it came to pass, when Pharaoh let the people go, that God did not lead them the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, That the people may not repent when they see conflict, and return to Egypt.

18And God led the people about, the way of the wilderness of the Red Sea; and the children of Israel went arrayed out of the land of Egypt.

19And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him; for he had made the children of Israel swear an oath, saying, God will be sure to visit you; then ye shall carry my bones with you hence.

20And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, at the end of the wilderness.

21And Jehovah went before their face by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them [in] the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; so that they could go day and night.

22The pillar of the cloud did not remove [from] before the people by day, nor the pillar of fire by night.

14And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

2Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea: before Baal-Zephon, opposite to it, shall ye encamp by the sea.

3And Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness has hemmed them in.

4And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he may pursue after them; and I will glorify myself in Pharaoh, and in all his host; and the Egyptians shall know that I am Jehovah. And they did so.

5And it was told the king of Egypt that the people had fled; and the heart of Pharaoh and of his bondmen was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from our service?

6And he yoked his chariot, and took his people with him.

7And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.

8And Jehovah hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel; and the children of Israel had gone out with a high hand.

9And the Egyptians pursued after them, -- all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them where they had encamped by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, opposite to Baal-Zephon.

10And Pharaoh approached; and the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and the children of Israel were much afraid, and cried out to Jehovah.

11And they said to Moses, Is it because there were no graves in Egypt, thou hast taken us away to die in the wilderness? why hast thou done this to us, that thou hast led us out of Egypt?

12Is not this what we told thee in Egypt, when we said, Let us alone, and we will serve the Egyptians? For [it had been] better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.

13And Moses said to the people, Fear not: stand still, and see the salvation of Jehovah, which he will work for you to-day; for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to-day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

14Jehovah will fight for you, and ye shall be still.

15And Jehovah said to Moses, Why dost thou cry unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.

16And thou, lift thy staff, and stretch out thy hand over the sea, and divide it; and the children of Israel shall go on dry [ground] through the midst of the sea.

17And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall pursue after them; and I will glorify myself in Pharaoh and in all his host, in his chariots and in his horsemen.

18And the Egyptians shall know that I am Jehovah, when I have glorified myself in Pharaoh, in his chariots and in his horsemen.

19And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before them, and stood behind them.

20And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and was a cloud and darkness, and lit up the night; and the one did not come near the other all the night.

21And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and Jehovah made the sea go [back] by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry [land], and the waters were divided.

22And the children of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry [ground]; and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.

23And the Egyptians pursued and came after them -- all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots and his horsemen, into the midst of the sea.

24And it came to pass in the morning watch, that Jehovah looked upon the camp of the Egyptians, in the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and embarrassed the camp of the Egyptians.

25And he took off their chariot wheels, and caused them to drive with difficulty; and the Egyptians said, Let us flee before Israel, for Jehovah is fighting for them against the Egyptians!

26And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand over the sea, that the waters may return upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and upon their horsemen.

27And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its strength toward the morning; and the Egyptians fled against it; and Jehovah overturned the Egyptians into the midst of the sea.

28And the waters returned, and covered the chariots and the horsemen of all the host of Pharaoh that had come into the sea after them; there remained not even one of them.

29And the children of Israel walked on dry [ground] through the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.

30Thus Jehovah saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the sea-shore.

31And Israel saw the great power [with] which Jehovah had wrought against the Egyptians; and the people feared Jehovah, and believed in Jehovah, and in Moses his bondman.

15Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song to Jehovah, and spoke, saying, I will sing unto Jehovah, for he is highly exalted: The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

2My strength and song is Jah, and he is become my salvation: This is my [God], and I will glorify him; My father's God, and I will extol him.

3Jehovah is a man of war; Jehovah, his name.

4Pharaoh's chariots and his army hath he cast into the sea; His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea.

5The depths covered them; they sank to the bottom as a stone.

6Thy right hand, Jehovah, is become glorious in power: Thy right hand, Jehovah, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.

7And by the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown thine adversaries: Thou sentest forth thy burning wrath, it consumed them as stubble.

8And by the breath of thy nostrils the waters were heaped up; The streams stood as a mound; The depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.

9The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my soul shall be sated upon them; I will unsheath my sword, my hand shall dispossess them.

10Thou didst blow with thy breath, the sea covered them; They sank as lead in the mighty waters.

11Who is like unto thee, Jehovah, among the gods? Who is like unto thee, glorifying thyself in holiness, Fearful [in] praises, doing wonders?

12Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.

13Thou by thy mercy hast led forth the people that thou hast redeemed; Thou hast guided them by thy strength unto the abode of thy holiness.

14The peoples heard it, they were afraid: A thrill seized the inhabitants of Philistia.

15Then the princes of Edom were amazed; The mighty men of Moab, trembling hath seized them; All the inhabitants of Canaan melted away.

16Fear and dread fall upon them; By the greatness of thine arm they are still as a stone; Till thy people pass over, Jehovah, Till the people pass over that thou hast purchased.

17Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, The place that thou, Jehovah, hast made thy dwelling, The Sanctuary, Lord, that thy hands have prepared.

18Jehovah shall reign for ever and ever!

19For the horse of Pharaoh, with his chariots and with his horsemen, came into the sea, and Jehovah brought again the waters of the sea upon them; and the children of Israel went on dry [ground] through the midst of the sea.

20And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the tambour in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambours and with dances.

21And Miriam answered them, Sing to Jehovah, for he is highly exalted: The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

22And 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.

23And they came to Marah, and could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore the name of it was called Marah.

24And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

25And he cried to Jehovah; and Jehovah shewed him wood, and he cast it into the waters, and the waters became sweet. There he made for them a statute and an ordinance; and there he tested them.

26And he said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of Jehovah thy God, and do what is right in his eyes, and incline thine ears to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the complaints upon thee that I have put upon the Egyptians; for I am Jehovah who healeth thee.

27And they came to Elim; and twelve springs of water were there, and seventy palm trees; and they encamped there by the waters.

16And they journeyed from Elim, and the whole assembly of the children of Israel came into the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departure out of the land of Egypt.

2And the whole assembly of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron in the wilderness.

3And the children of Israel said to them, Would that we had died by the hand of Jehovah in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh-pots, when we ate bread to the full; for ye have brought us out into this wilderness, to kill this whole congregation with hunger!

4Then said Jehovah to Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather the daily need on its day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or not.

5And it shall come to pass on the sixth day, that they shall prepare what they have brought in; and it shall be twice as much as they shall gather daily.

6And Moses and Aaron said to all the children of Israel, In the evening, then shall ye know that Jehovah has brought you out from the land of Egypt;

7and in the morning, then shall ye see the glory of Jehovah; for he has heard your murmurings against Jehovah; -- and what are we, that ye murmur against us?

8And Moses said, When Jehovah gives you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for Jehovah hears your murmurings which ye murmur against him ... and what [are] we? your murmurings are not against us, but against Jehovah.

9And Moses spoke to Aaron, Say to all the assembly of the children of Israel, Come near into the presence of Jehovah; for he has heard your murmurings.

10And it came to pass, when Aaron spoke to the whole assembly of the children of Israel, that they turned toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of Jehovah appeared in the cloud.

11And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

12I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak to them, saying, Between the two evenings ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah your God.

13And it came to pass in the evening, that quails came up, and covered the camp; and in the morning the dew lay round the camp.

14And when the dew that lay [round it] was gone up, behold, on the face of the wilderness there was [something] fine, granular, fine as hoar-frost, on the ground.

15And the children of Israel saw [it], and said one to another, What is it? for they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, This is the bread which Jehovah has given you to eat.

16This is the thing which Jehovah has commanded: Gather of it every man according to what he can eat, an omer a poll, [according to] the number of your persons: ye shall take every man for those that are in his tent.

17And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some much, some little.

18And they measured with the omer: then he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little wanted nothing: they had gathered every man according to the measure of his eating.

19And Moses said to them, Let no man leave [any] of it until the morning.

20But they did not hearken to Moses; and some men left of it until the morning; then worms bred in it and it stank. And Moses was wroth with them.

21And they gathered it every morning, every man as much as he could eat; and when the sun became hot, it melted.

22And it came to pass on the sixth day, that they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one; and all the princes of the assembly came and told Moses.

23And he said to them, This is what Jehovah has said: To-morrow is the rest, the holy sabbath, of Jehovah: bake what ye will bake, and cook what ye will cook; and lay up for yourselves all that remains over, to be kept for the morning.

24And they laid it up for the morning, as Moses had commanded; and it did not stink, neither was there any worm in it.

25And Moses said, Eat it to-day; for to-day is sabbath to Jehovah: to-day ye shall not find it in the field.

26Six days shall ye gather it; but on the seventh day is sabbath: on it there shall be none.

27And it came to pass on the seventh day that there went out [some] from the people to gather [it], and they found none.

28And Jehovah said to Moses, How long do ye refuse to keep my commandments and my laws?

29See, for Jehovah hath given you the sabbath; therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread for two days. Abide every man in his place: let no man go from his place on the seventh day.

30And the people rested on the seventh day.

31And the house of Israel called its name Manna; and it was like coriander-seed, white; and the taste of it was like cake with honey.

32And Moses said, This is the thing which Jehovah has commanded: Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread that I gave you to eat in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.

33And Moses said to Aaron, Take a pot, and put in it an omer full of manna, and deposit it before Jehovah, to be kept for your generations.

34As Jehovah had commanded Moses, so Aaron deposited it before the Testimony, to be kept.

35And the children of Israel ate the manna forty years, until they came into an inhabited land: they ate the manna until they came to the borders of the land of Canaan.

36Now an omer is the tenth [part] of an ephah.

17And all the assembly of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, according to their journeys, at the command of Jehovah; and they encamped in Rephidim; and there was no water for the people to drink.

2And the people contended with Moses, and said, Give us water, that we may drink! And Moses said to them, Why do ye dispute with me? Why do ye tempt Jehovah?

3And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Why is it that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?

4And Moses cried to Jehovah, saying, What shall I do with this people? Yet a little, and they will stone me!

5And Jehovah said to Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel, and thy staff with which thou didst smite the river, take in thy hand, and go.

6Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock on Horeb; and thou shalt strike the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so before the eyes of the elders of Israel.

7And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the contention of the children of Israel, and because they had tempted Jehovah, saying, Is Jehovah among us, or not?

8And Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

9And Moses said to Joshua, Choose us men, and go out, fight with Amalek; to-morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.

10And Joshua did as Moses had said to him, to fight with Amalek; and Moses, Aaron and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

11And it came to pass when Moses raised his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.

12And Moses' hands were heavy; then they took a stone, and put [it] under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on this side, and one on that side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

13And Joshua broke the power of Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

14And Jehovah said to Moses, Write this [for] a memorial in the book, and rehearse [it] in the ears of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under the heavens.

15And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi.

16And he said, For the hand is on the throne of Jah; Jehovah will have war with Amalek from generation to generation!

18And Jethro the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done to Moses, and to Israel his people; that Jehovah had brought Israel out of Egypt.

2And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,

3and her two sons, of whom the name of the one was Gershom -- for he said, I have been a sojourner in a foreign land,

4-- and the name of the other, Eliezer -- For the God of my father has been my help, and has delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh.

5And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came to Moses with his sons and his wife into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mountain of God.

6And he sent word to Moses: I, thy father-in-law Jethro, am come to thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.

7And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other [after] their welfare, and went into the tent.

8And Moses told his father-in-law all that Jehovah had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake; all the trouble that had befallen them on the way, and [how] Jehovah had delivered them.

9And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness that Jehovah had done to Israel; that he had delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians.

10And Jethro said, Blessed be Jehovah, 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.

11Now I know that Jehovah is greater than all gods; for in the thing in which they acted haughtily [he was] above them.

12And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took a burnt-offering and sacrifices for God; and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father-in-law in the presence of God.

13And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people; and the people stood by Moses from the morning to the evening.

14And Moses' father-in-law saw all that he did with the people, and said, What is this thing which thou art doing with the people? why dost thou sit alone, and all the people are standing by thee from morning to evening?

15And Moses said to his father-in-law, Because the people come to me to enquire of God.

16When they have a matter, they come to me, and I judge between one and another; and I make known [to them] the statutes of God, and his laws.

17And Moses' father-in-law said to him, The thing that thou art doing is not good.

18Thou wilt be quite exhausted, both thou and this people that is with thee; for the thing is too heavy for thee: thou canst not perform it alone.

19Hearken now to my voice: I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee. Be thou for the people with God, and bring the matters before God;

20and teach them the statutes and the laws, and make known to them the way in which they must walk, and the work that they must do.

21But do thou provide among all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place [them] over them, chiefs of thousands, chiefs of hundreds, chiefs of fifties, and chiefs of tens,

22that they may judge the people at all times; and it shall be [that] they shall bring to thee every great matter, and that they shall judge every small matter, and they shall lighten [the task] on thee, and they shall bear [it] with thee.

23If thou do this thing, and God command thee [so], thou wilt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.

24And Moses hearkened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he had said.

25And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, chiefs of thousands, chiefs of hundreds, chiefs of fifties, and chiefs of tens.

26And they judged the people at all times: the hard matters they brought to Moses, but every small matter they judged.

27And Moses sent away his father-in-law, and he departed into his land.

19In the third month after the departure of the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they [into] the wilderness of Sinai:

2they departed from Rephidim, and came [into] the wilderness of Sinai, and encamped in the wilderness; and Israel encamped there before the mountain.

3And Moses went up to God, and Jehovah called to him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel:

4Ye have seen what I have done to the Egyptians, and [how] I have borne you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.

5And now, if ye will hearken to my voice indeed and keep my covenant, then shall ye be my own possession out of all the peoples -- for all the earth is mine --

6and ye shall be to me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak to the children of Israel.

7And Moses came and called the elders of the people, and laid before the mall these words which Jehovah had commanded him.

8And all the people answered together, and said, All that Jehovah has spoken will we do! And Moses brought the words of the people back to Jehovah.

9And Jehovah said to Moses, Lo, I will come to thee in the cloud's thick darkness, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee also for ever. And Moses told the words of the people to Jehovah.

10And Jehovah said to Moses, Go to the people, and hallow them to-day and to-morrow, and let them wash their clothes;

11and let them be ready for the third day; for on the third day Jehovah will come down before the eyes of all the people on mount Sinai.

12And set bounds round about the people, saying, Take heed to yourselves, [not] to go up unto the mountain nor touch the border of it: whatever toucheth the mountain shall certainly be put to death:

13not a hand shall touch it, but it shall certainly be stoned, or shot through; whether it be a beast or a man, it shall not live. When the long drawn note of the trumpet soundeth, they shall come up to the mountain.

14And Moses came down from the mountain to the people, and hallowed the people; and they washed their clothes.

15And he said to the people, Be ready for the third day; do not come near [your] wives.

16And it came to pass on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunders and lightnings and a heavy cloud on the mountain, and the sound of the trumpet exceeding loud; and the whole people that was in the camp trembled.

17And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the foot of the mountain.

18And the whole of mount Sinai smoked, because Jehovah descended on it in fire; and its smoke ascended as the smoke of a furnace; and the whole mountain shook greatly.

19And the sound of the trumpet increased and became exceeding loud; Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice.

20And Jehovah came down on mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain; and Jehovah called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.

21And Jehovah said to Moses, Go down, testify to the people that they break not through to Jehovah to gaze, and many of them perish.

22And the priests also, who come near to Jehovah, shall hallow themselves, lest Jehovah break forth on them.

23And Moses said to Jehovah, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai; for thou hast testified to us, saying, Set bounds about the mountain, and hallow it.

24And Jehovah said to him, Go, descend, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee; but the priests and the people shall not break through to go up to Jehovah, lest he break forth on them.

25So Moses went down to the people, and told them.

20And God spoke all these words, saying,

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

3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4Thou shalt not make thyself any graven image, or any form of what is in the heavens above, or what is in the earth beneath, or what is in the waters under the earth:

5thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I, Jehovah thy God, am a jealous [God], visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and to the fourth [generation] of them that hate me,

6and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

7Thou shalt not idly utter the name of Jehovah thy God; for Jehovah will not hold him guiltless that idly uttereth his name.

8Remember the sabbath day to hallow it.

9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work;

10but the seventh day is the sabbath of Jehovah thy God: thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy bondman, nor thy handmaid, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates.

11For in six days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore Jehovah blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

12Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be prolonged in the land that Jehovah thy God giveth thee.

13Thou shalt not kill.

14Thou shalt not commit adultery.

15Thou shalt not steal.

16Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

17Thou shalt not desire thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not desire thy neighbour's wife, nor his bondman, nor his handmaid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour's.

18And all the people saw the thunderings, and the flames, and the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw [it], they trembled, and stood afar off,

19and said to Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

20And Moses said to the people, Fear not; for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before you, that ye sin not.

21And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the obscurity where God was.

22And Jehovah said to Moses, Thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel: Ye have seen that I have spoken with you from the heavens.

23Ye shall not make beside me gods of silver, and ye shall not make to you gods of gold.

24An altar of earth shalt thou make unto me, and shalt sacrifice on it thy burnt-offerings, and thy peace-offerings, thy sheep and thine oxen: in all places where I shall make my name to be remembered, I will come unto thee, and bless thee.

25And if thou make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone; for if thou lift up thy sharp tool upon it, thou hast profaned it.

26Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.

21And these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them.

2If thou buy a Hebrew bondman, six years shall he serve; and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

3If he came in alone, he shall go out alone: if he had a wife, then his wife shall go out with him.

4If his master have given him a wife, and she have borne him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out alone.

5But if the bondman shall say distinctly, I love my master, my wife, and my children, I will not go free;

6then his master shall bring him before the judges, and shall bring him to the door, or to the door-post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall be his bondman for ever.

7And if a man shall sell his daughter as a handmaid, she shall not go out as the bondmen go out.

8If she is unacceptable in the eyes of her master, who had taken her for himself, then shall he let her be ransomed: to sell her unto a foreign people he hath no power, after having dealt unfaithfully with her.

9And if he have appointed her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the law of daughters.

10If he take himself another, her food, her clothing, and her conjugal rights he shall not diminish.

11And if he do not these three things unto her, then shall she go out free without money.

12He that striketh a man, so that he die, shall certainly be put to death.

13But if he have not lain in wait, and God have delivered [him] into his hand, I will appoint thee a place to which he shall flee.

14But if a man act wantonly toward his neighbour, and slay him with guile, thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.

15And he that striketh his father, or his mother, shall certainly be put to death.

16And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall certainly be put to death.

17And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall certainly be put to death.

18And if men dispute, and one strike the other with a stone, or with the fist, and he die not, but take to [his] bed,

19-- if he rise, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that struck [him] be guiltless; only he shall pay [for] the loss of his time, and shall cause [him] to be thoroughly healed.

20And if a man strike his bondman or his handmaid with a staff, and he die under his hand, he shall certainly be avenged.

21Only, if he continue [to live] a day or two days, he shall not be avenged; for he is his money.

22And if men strive together, and strike a woman with child, so that she be delivered, and no mischief happen, he shall in any case be fined, according as the woman's husband shall impose on him, and shall give it as the judges estimate.

23But if mischief happen, then thou shalt give life for life,

24eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

25branding for branding, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

26And if a man strike the eye of his bondman or the eye of his handmaid, and it be marred, he shall let him go for his eye.

27And if he knock out his bondman's tooth or his handmaid's tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth.

28And if an ox gore a man or a woman, so that they die, then the ox shall certainly be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be guiltless.

29But if the ox have gored heretofore, and it have been testified to its owner, and he have not kept it in, and it kill a man or a woman, -- the ox shall be stoned, and its owner also shall be put to death.

30If there be imposed on him a satisfaction, then he shall give the ransom of his life, according to what is imposed on him.

31Whether it gore a son or gore a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done to him.

32If the ox gore a bondman or a handmaid, he shall give to their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

33-- And if a man open a pit, or if a man dig a pit, and do not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall into it,

34the owner of the pit shall make it good, shall give money to the owner of them; and the dead [ox] shall be his.

35-- And if one man's ox gore his neighbour's ox, and it die, then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money thereof, and divide the dead also.

36Or if it be known that the ox have gored heretofore, and its owner have not kept him in, he shall in any case restore ox for ox; and the dead shall be his.

22If a man steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it, he shall restore five oxen for the ox, and four sheep for the sheep.

2If the thief be encountered breaking in, and be smitten so that he die, there shall be no blood-guiltiness for him.

3If the sun be risen on him, there shall be blood-guiltiness for him; he should have made full restitution: if he had nothing, he would have been sold for his theft.

4If the stolen thing be actually found alive in his hand, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep, he shall restore double.

5If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and put in his cattle, and pasture in another man's field, of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard shall he make [it] good.

6-- If fire break out, and seize the thorns, and the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field be consumed, he that kindled the fire shall fully make it good.

7-- If a man deliver unto his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house; if the thief be found, let him restore double;

8if the thief be not found, the master of the house shall be brought before the judges, [to see] if he has not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods.

9As to all manner of fraud, -- as to ox, as to ass, as to sheep, as to clothing, as to everything lost, of which [a man] saith, It is this -- the cause of both parties shall come before the judges: he whom the judges shall condemn shall restore double to his neighbour.

10If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any cattle, to keep, and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, and no man see [it],

11an oath of Jehovah shall be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the owner of it shall accept it, and he shall not make [it] good.

12But if it have been stolen from him, he shall make [it] good unto its owner.

13If it have been torn in pieces, let him bring it [as] witness: he shall not make good what was torn.

14-- And if a man borrow anything of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, its owner not being with it, he shall fully make it good;

15if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make [it] good; if it be a hired [thing], it came for its hire.

16And if a man seduce a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall certainly endow her, to be his wife.

17If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall weigh money according to the dowry of virgins.

18-- Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

19-- Every one that lieth with a beast shall certainly be put to death.

20-- He that sacrificeth to [any] god, save to Jehovah only, shall be devoted to destruction.

21Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him; for ye have been strangers in the land of Egypt.

22Ye shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child.

23If thou afflict him in any way, if he cry at all unto me, I will certainly hear his cry;

24and my anger shall burn, and I will slay you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

25-- If thou lend money to my people, the poor with thee, thou shalt not be to him as a usurer: ye shall charge him no interest.

26-- If thou at all take thy neighbour's garment in pledge, thou shalt return it to him before the sun goes down;

27for that is his only covering, his garment for his skin: on what shall he lie down? And it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

28Thou shalt not revile the judges, nor curse a prince amongst thy people.

29-- Thou shalt not delay the fulness of thy [threshing-floor] and the outflow of thy [winepress]. The firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.

30Likewise shalt thou do with thy calf, with thy sheep: seven days shall it be with its dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.

31-- And ye shall be holy men unto me; and ye shall not eat flesh torn in the field: ye shall cast it to the dog.

23Thou shalt not accept a false report; extend not thy hand to the wicked, to be an unrighteous witness.

2Thou shalt not follow the multitude for evil; neither shalt thou answer in a cause, to go after the multitude to pervert [judgment].

3Neither shalt thou favour a poor man in his cause.

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

5If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under its burden, beware of leaving [it] to him: thou shalt certainly loosen [it] with him.

6Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

7Thou shalt keep far from the cause of falsehood; and the innocent and righteous slay not; for I will not justify the wicked.

8And thou shalt take no bribe; for the bribe blindeth those whose eyes are open, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

9And the stranger thou shalt not oppress; for ye know the spirit of the stranger, for ye have been strangers in the land of Egypt.

10And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and gather in its produce;

11but in the seventh thou shalt let it rest and lie [fallow], that the poor of thy people may eat [of it]; and what they leave, the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thine olive-tree.

12-- Six days thou shalt do thy work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest; that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger may be refreshed.

13And ye shall be on your guard as to everything that I have said unto you; and shall make no mention of the name of other gods -- it shall not be heard in thy mouth.

14Thrice in the year thou shalt celebrate a feast to me.

15Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread, (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I have commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt; and none shall appear in my presence empty;)

16and the feast of harvest, the first-fruits of thy labours which thou hast sown in the field, and the feast of in-gathering, at the end of the year, when thou gatherest in thy labours out of the field.

17Three times in the year all thy males shall appear in the presence of the Lord Jehovah.

18Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my feast remain all night until the morning.

19The first of the first-fruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of Jehovah thy God. Thou shalt not boil a kid in its mother's milk.

20Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee to the place that I have prepared.

21Be careful in his presence, and hearken unto his voice: do not provoke him, for he will not forgive your transgressions; for my name is in him.

22But if thou shalt diligently hearken unto his voice, and do all that I shall say, then I will be an enemy to thine enemies, and an adversary to thine adversaries.

23For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Canaanites, the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will cut them off.

24Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their deeds; but thou shalt utterly destroy them, and utterly shatter their statues.

25And ye shall serve Jehovah your God; and he shall bless thy bread and thy water; and I will take sickness away from thy midst.

26There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land; the number of thy days will I fulfil.

27I will send my fear before thee, and confound every people to which thou comest, and will make all thine enemies turn their back to thee.

28And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee.

29I will not drive them out from before thee in one year: lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee.

30By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou art fruitful, and possess the land.

31And I will set thy bounds from the Red Sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness unto the river; for I will give the inhabitants of the land into your hand, that thou mayest dispossess them from before thee.

32Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.

33They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me; for if thou serve their gods, it is sure to be a snare unto thee.

24And he said to Moses, Go up to Jehovah, thou and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship afar off.

2And let Moses alone come near Jehovah; but they shall not come near; neither shall the people go up with him.

3And Moses came and told the people all the words of Jehovah, and all the judgments; and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words that Jehovah has said will we do!

4And Moses wrote all the words of Jehovah, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar under the mountain, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.

5And he sent the youths of the children of Israel, and they offered up burnt-offerings, and sacrificed sacrifices of peace-offering of bullocks to Jehovah.

6And Moses took half the blood, and put [it] in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.

7And he took the book of the covenant, and read [it] in the ears of the people; and they said, All that Jehovah has said will we do, and obey!

8And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled [it] on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant that Jehovah has made with you concerning all these words.

9And Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up;

10and they saw the God of Israel; and there was under his feet as it were work of transparent sapphire, and as it were the form of heaven for clearness.

11And on the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: they saw God, and ate and drank.

12And Jehovah said to Moses, Come up to me into the mountain, and be there; and I will give thee the tables of stone, and the law, and the commandment that I have written, for their instruction.

13And Moses rose up, and Joshua his attendant; and Moses went up to the mountain of God.

14And he said to the elders, Wait here for us, until we return to you; and behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: if any man have any matter, let him come before them.

15And Moses went up to the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain.

16And the glory of Jehovah abode on mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days; and on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud.

17And the appearance of the glory of Jehovah was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain, before the eyes of the children of Israel.

18And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and ascended the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

25And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

2Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me a heave-offering: of every one whose heart prompteth him, ye shall take my heave-offering.

3And this is the heave-offering that ye shall take of them: gold, and silver, and copper,

4and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and byssus, and goats' [hair],

5and rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins; and acacia-wood;

6oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil, and for the incense of fragrant drugs;

7onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.

8And they shall make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.

9According to all that I shall shew thee, the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the utensils thereof, even so shall ye make [it].

10And they shall make an ark of acacia-wood; two cubits and a half the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.

11And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold: inside and outside shalt thou overlay it; and shalt make upon it a border of gold round about.

12And cast four rings of gold for it, and put [them] at the four corners thereof, that two rings may be upon the one side thereof and two rings upon the other side thereof.

13And make staves of acacia-wood and overlay them with gold.

14And put the staves into the rings upon the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them.

15The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not come out from it.

16And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony that I shall give thee.

17And thou shalt make a mercy-seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.

18And thou shalt make two cherubim of gold; [of] beaten work shalt thou make them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat.

19And make one cherub at the end of the one side, and one cherub at the end of the other side; out of the mercy-seat shall ye make the cherubim at the two ends thereof.

20And the cherubim shall stretch out [their] wings over it, covering over with their wings the mercy-seat, and their faces opposite to one another: toward the mercy-seat shall the faces of the cherubim be [turned].

21And thou shalt put the mercy-seat above on the ark, and shalt put in the ark the testimony that I shall give thee.

22And there will I meet with thee, and will speak with thee from above the mercy-seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, everything that I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.

23And thou shalt make a table of acacia-wood, two cubits the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.

24And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make upon it a border of gold round about.

25And thou shalt make for it a margin of a handbreadth round about, and shalt make a border of gold for the margin thereof round about.

26And thou shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings at the four corners that are on the four feet thereof.

27Close to the margin shall the rings be, as receptacles of the staves to carry the table.

28And thou shalt make the staves of acacia-wood, and overlay them with gold; and the table shall be carried upon them.

29And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and cups thereof, and goblets thereof, and bowls thereof, with which to pour out: of pure gold shalt thou make them.

30And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me continually.

31And thou shalt make a lamp-stand of pure gold; [of] beaten work shall the lamp-stand be made: its base and its shaft, its cups, its knobs, and its flowers shall be of the same.

32And six branches shall come out of the sides thereof -- three branches of the lamp-stand out of one side thereof, and three branches of the lamp-stand out of the other side thereof;

33three cups shaped like almonds in the one branch, a knob and a flower: and three cups shaped like almonds in the other branch, a knob and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the lamp-stand.

34And in the lamp-stand four cups shaped like almonds, its knobs and its flowers;

35and a knob under two branches of it, and [again] a knob under two branches of it, and [again] a knob under two branches of it, for the six branches that proceed out of the lamp-stand.

36Their knobs and their branches shall be of itself -- all of one beaten work of pure gold.

37And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof, and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may shine out before it;

38and the snuffers thereof, and the snuff-trays thereof, of pure gold.

39Of a talent of pure gold shall they make it, with all these utensils.

40And see that thou make [them] according to their pattern, which hath been shewn to thee in the mountain.

26And thou shalt make the tabernacle [with] ten curtains of twined byssus, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubim of artistic work shalt thou make them.

2The length of one curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits -- one measure for all the curtains.

3Five of the curtains shall be coupled one to another, and [the other] five curtains coupled one to another.

4And thou shalt make loops of blue on the edge of the one curtain at the end of the coupling; and likewise shalt thou make [them] in the edge of the outermost curtain in the other coupling.

5Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make at the end of the curtain in the other coupling: the loops shall be opposite to one another.

6And thou shalt make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains together with the clasps, that the tabernacle may be one [whole].

7And thou shalt make curtains of goats' [hair] for a tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make them.

8The length of one curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits -- one measure for the eleven curtains.

9And thou shalt couple five of the curtains by themselves, and six of the curtains by themselves, and shalt double the sixth curtain in the front of the tent.

10And thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the outermost curtain of the coupling, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain in the other coupling.

11And thou shalt make fifty clasps of copper, and put the clasps into the loops, and couple the tent, that it may be one [whole].

12And that which remaineth hanging over of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the rear of the tabernacle.

13And the cubit on the one side, and the cubit on the other side of that which remaineth in the length of the curtains of the tent, shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it.

14And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of badgers' skins over [that].

15And the boards for the tabernacle thou shalt make of acacia-wood, standing up;

16ten cubits the length of the board, and a cubit and a half the breadth of one board.

17One board shall have two tenons, connected one with the other: thus shalt thou make for all the boards of the tabernacle.

18And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards on the south side southward.

19And thou shalt make forty bases of silver under the twenty boards; two bases under one board for its two tenons, and two bases under another board for its two tenons.

20And for the other side of the tabernacle on the north side there shall be twenty boards.

21And their forty bases of silver; two bases under one board, and two bases under another board.

22And for the rear of the tabernacle westward thou shalt make six boards.

23And two boards shalt thou make for the corners of the tabernacle at the rear;

24and they shall be joined beneath, and together shall be united at the top thereof to one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners.

25And there shall be eight boards, and their bases, of silver, sixteen bases; two bases under one board, and two bases under another board.

26And thou shalt make bars of acacia-wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,

27and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle at the rear westward;

28and the middle bar in the midst of the boards reaching from one end to the other.

29And thou shalt overlay the boards with gold, and make [of] gold their rings, the receptacles of the bars, and shalt overlay the bars with gold.

30And thou shalt set up the tabernacle according to its fashion, as hath been shewn thee on the mountain.

31And thou shalt make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus; of artistic work shall it be made, with cherubim.

32And thou shalt attach it to four pillars of acacia-wood overlaid with gold, their hooks of gold; they shall be on four bases of silver.

33And thou shalt bring the veil under the clasps, and bring in thither, inside the veil, the ark of the testimony; and the curtain shall make a division to you between the holy [place] and the holiest of all.

34And thou shalt put the mercy-seat on the ark of the testimony in the holiest of all.

35And thou shalt set the table outside the veil, and the lamp-stand opposite to the table on the side of the tabernacle southward; and thou shalt put the table on the north side.

36And thou shalt make for the entrance of the tent a curtain of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus, of embroidery.

37And thou shalt make for the curtain five pillars of acacia[-wood], and overlay them with gold; their hooks shall be of gold; and thou shalt cast five bases of copper for them.

27And thou shalt make the altar of acacia-wood, five cubits the length, and five cubits the breadth; the altar shall be square; and the height thereof three cubits.

2And thou shalt make its horns at the four corners thereof; its horns shall be of itself; and thou shalt overlay it with copper.

3And thou shalt make its pots to cleanse it of the fat, its shovels, and its bowls, and its forks, and its firepans; for all the utensils thereof thou shalt employ copper.

4And thou shalt make for it a grating of network of copper; and on the net shalt thou make four copper rings at its four corners;

5and thou shalt put it under the ledge of the altar beneath, and the net shall be to the very middle of the altar.

6And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of acacia-wood, and overlay them with copper.

7And its staves shall be put into the rings, that the staves may be on both sides of the altar, when it is carried.

8Hollow with boards shalt thou make it: as it hath been shewn thee on the mountain, so shall they make [it].

9And thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle. On the south side, southward, hangings for the court of twined byssus; a hundred cubits the length for the one side,

10and the twenty pillars thereof, and their twenty bases of copper, the hooks of the pillars and their connecting-rods of silver.

11And likewise on the north side in length, hangings a hundred [cubits] long, and its twenty pillars, and their twenty bases of copper; the hooks of the pillars and their connecting-rods of silver.

12-- And the breadth of the court on the west side, hangings of fifty cubits; their pillars ten, and their bases ten.

13-- And the breadth of the court on the east side, eastward, fifty cubits;

14the hangings on the one wing, of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their bases three.

15And on the other wing hangings of fifteen [cubits]; their pillars three, and their bases three.

16-- And for the gate of the court a curtain of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus, embroidered with needlework; their pillars four, and their bases four.

17All the pillars of the court round about shall be fastened together with [rods of] silver; their hooks of silver, and their bases of copper.

18The length of the court shall be a hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty everywhere, and the height five cubits of twined byssus; and their bases of copper.

19All the utensils of the tabernacle for the service thereof and all the pegs thereof, and all the pegs of the court shall be of copper.

20And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee olive oil, pure, beaten, for the light, to light the lamp continually.

21In the tent of meeting outside the veil, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall dress them from evening to morning before Jehovah: [it is] an everlasting statute, for their generations, on the part of the children of Israel.

28And thou shalt take thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may serve me as priest -- Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.

2And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, for glory and for ornament.

3And thou shalt speak with all [that are] wise-hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to hallow him, that he may serve me as priest.

4And these are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate, and an ephod, and a cloak, and a checkered vest, a turban, and a girdle; and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that he may serve me as priest.

5And they shall take gold, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus,

6and shall make the ephod of gold, blue, and purple, scarlet and twined byssus, of artistic work.

7It shall have two shoulder-pieces joined at the two ends thereof, where it is joined together.

8And the girdle of the ephod, which is upon it, shall be of the same, according to its work of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet and twined byssus.

9And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the children of Israel:

10six of their names on the one stone, and the six names of the rest on the other stone, according to their birth.

11According to the work of an engraver in stone, as the engravings of a seal, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of the sons of Israel; surrounded by enclosures of gold shalt thou make them.

12And thou shalt put the two stones upon the shoulder-pieces of the ephod [as] stones of memorial for the children of Israel; and Aaron shall bear their names before Jehovah upon his two shoulders for a memorial.

13And thou shalt make enclosures of gold;

14and two chains of pure gold; of laced work shalt thou make them, of wreathen work, and fasten the wreathen chains to the enclosures.

15And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment of artistic work, like the work of the ephod thou shalt make it; of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus shalt thou make it.

16Square shall it be, doubled; a span the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof.

17And thou shalt set in it settings of stones -- four rows of stones: [one] row, a sardoin, a topaz, and an emerald -- the first row;

18and the second row, a carbuncle, a sapphire, and a diamond;

19and the third row, an opal, an agate, and an amethyst;

20and the fourth row, a chrysolite, and an onyx, and a jasper; enclosed in gold shall they be in their settings.

21And the stones shall be according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, engraved as a seal: every one according to his name shall they be for the twelve tribes.

22And thou shalt make on the breastplate chains of laced work, of wreathen work, of pure gold.

23And thou shalt make on the breastplate two rings of gold, and shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.

24And thou shalt put the two wreathen [cords] of gold in the two rings on the ends of the breastplate;

25and the two ends of the two wreathen [cords] thou shalt fasten to the two enclosures, and shalt put [them] on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, on the front thereof.

26And thou shalt make two rings of gold, and shalt put them on the two ends of the breastplate, on the border thereof, which faceth the ephod inwards.

27And two rings of gold shalt thou make, and shalt put them upon the two shoulder-pieces of the ephod underneath, to the front thereof just by the coupling thereof, above the girdle of the ephod.

28And they shall bind the breastplate with its rings to the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.

29And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment on his heart, when he goes in to the sanctuary, for a memorial before Jehovah continually.

30And thou shalt put into the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim, that they may be upon Aaron's heart when he goeth in before Jehovah; and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before Jehovah continually.

31And thou shalt make the cloak of the ephod all of blue.

32And its opening for the head shall be in the midst thereof; there shall be a binding of woven work at its opening round about; as the opening of a coat of mail, it shall be in it -- it shall not rend.

33And on the skirts thereof thou shalt make pomegranates of blue, and purple, and scarlet, round about the skirts thereof; and bells of gold between them round about:

34a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, in the skirts of the cloak round about.

35And it shall be on Aaron for service; that his sound may be heard when he goeth into the sanctuary before Jehovah, and when he cometh out, that he may not die.

36And thou shalt make a thin plate of pure gold, and engrave on it, as the engravings of a seal, Holiness to Jehovah!

37And thou shalt put it on a lace of blue, and it shall be upon the turban -- upon the front of the turban shall it be.

38And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, and Aaron shall bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all gifts of their holy things; and it shall be continually on his forehead, that they may be accepted before Jehovah.

39And thou shalt weave the vest of byssus; and thou shalt make a turban of byssus; and thou shalt make a girdle of embroidery.

40And for Aaron's sons thou shalt make vests; and thou shalt make for them girdles; and high caps shalt thou make for them, for glory and for ornament.

41And thou shalt clothe with them Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and hallow them, that they may serve me as priests.

42And thou shalt make them linen trousers to cover the flesh of nakedness; from the loins even to the hips shall they reach.

43And they shall be upon Aaron and his sons when they enter into the tent of meeting, or when they come near to the altar to serve in the sanctuary; that they may not bear iniquity and die -- an everlasting statute for him and his seed after him.

29And this is the thing which thou shalt do to them to hallow them, that they may serve me as priests: take one young bullock, and two rams without blemish,

2and unleavened bread, and unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil -- of wheaten flour shalt thou make them.

3And thou shalt put them into one basket, and present them in the basket, with the bullock and the two rams.

4And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring near the entrance of the tent of meeting, and shalt bathe them with water.

5And thou shalt take the garments, and clothe Aaron with the vest, and the cloak of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and shalt gird him with the girdle of the ephod.

6And thou shalt put the turban upon his head, and fasten the holy diadem to the turban,

7and shalt take the anointing oil, and pour [it] on his head, and anoint him.

8And thou shalt bring his sons near, and clothe them with the vests.

9And thou shalt gird them with the girdle -- Aaron and his sons, and bind the high caps on them; and the priesthood shall be theirs for an everlasting statute; and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.

10And thou shalt present the bullock before the tent of meeting; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the bullock;

11and thou shalt slaughter the bullock before Jehovah, at the entrance of the tent of meeting;

12and thou shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put it on the horns of the altar with thy finger, and shalt pour all the blood at the bottom of the altar.

13And thou shalt take all the fat that covereth the inwards, and the net of the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and burn them upon the altar.

14And the flesh of the bullock, and its skin, and its dung, shalt thou burn with fire outside the camp: it is a sin-offering.

15And thou shalt take one of the rams, and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram;

16and thou shalt slaughter the ram, and shalt take its blood, and sprinkle [it] on the altar round about.

17And thou shalt cut up the ram into its pieces, and wash its inwards, and its legs, and put [them] upon its pieces, and upon its head;

18and thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt-offering to Jehovah -- a sweet odour; it is an offering by fire to Jehovah.

19And thou shalt take the second ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands upon the head of the ram;

20and thou shalt slaughter the ram, and take of its blood, and put [it] on the tip of the [right] ear of Aaron, and on the tip of the right ear of his sons, and on the thumb of their right hand, and on the great toe of their right foot; and thou shalt sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.

21And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle [it] on Aaron, and on his garments, and on his sons, and on the garments of his sons with him; and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him.

22Also of the ram shalt thou take the fat, and the fat-tail, and the fat that covereth the inwards, and the net of the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right shoulder -- for it is a ram of consecration --

23and one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the basket of the unleavened [bread] that is before Jehovah;

24and thou shalt put all this in the hands of Aaron, and in the hands of his sons, and shalt wave them as a wave-offering before Jehovah.

25And thou shalt receive them of their hand and burn [them] upon the altar over the burnt-offering, for a sweet odour before Jehovah: it is an offering by fire to Jehovah.

26And thou shalt take the breast of the ram of consecration which is for Aaron, and wave it as a wave-offering before Jehovah; and it shall be thy part.

27And thou shalt hallow the breast of the wave-offering, and the shoulder of the heave-offering, that hath been waved and heaved up, of the ram of the consecration, of that which is for Aaron, and of [that] which is for his sons.

28And they shall be for Aaron and his sons, as an everlasting statute, on the part of the children of Israel; for it is a heave-offering; and it shall be a heave-offering on the part of the children of Israel of the sacrifices of their peace-offerings, [as] their heave-offering to Jehovah.

29And the holy garments of Aaron shall be his sons' after him, to be anointed therein, and to be consecrated in them.

30The son that is priest in his stead shall put them on seven days, when he cometh into the tent of meeting to serve in the sanctuary.

31And thou shalt take the ram of the consecration, and boil its flesh in a holy place.

32And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

33They shall eat the things with which the atonement was made, to consecrate [and] to hallow them; but a stranger shall not eat [of them], for they are holy.

34And if [any] of the flesh of the consecration, and of the bread, remain until the morning, then thou shalt burn the remainder with fire: it shall not be eaten, for it is holy.

35And thus shalt thou do to Aaron, and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded thee: seven days shalt thou consecrate them.

36And thou shalt offer every day a bullock as a sin-offering for atonement; and the altar shalt thou cleanse from sin, by making atonement for it, and shalt anoint it, to hallow it.

37Seven days shalt thou make atonement for the altar and hallow it; and the altar shall be most holy: whatever toucheth the altar shall be holy.

38And this is what thou shalt offer upon the altar -- two lambs of the first year, day by day continually.

39The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer between the two evenings.

40And with the one lamb a tenth part of wheaten flour mingled with beaten oil, a fourth part of a hin; and a drink-offering, a fourth part of a hin of wine.

41And the second lamb shalt thou offer between the two evenings; as the oblation in the morning, and as its drink-offering shalt thou offer with this, for a sweet odour, an offering by fire to Jehovah.

42It shall be a continual burnt-offering throughout your generations at the entrance of the tent of meeting before Jehovah, where I will meet with you, to speak there with thee.

43And there will I meet with the children of Israel; and it shall be hallowed by my glory.

44And I will hallow the tent of meeting, and the altar; and I will hallow Aaron and his sons, that they may serve me as priests.

45And I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel, and will be their God.

46And they shall know that I am Jehovah their God, who have brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, to dwell in their midst: I am Jehovah their God.

30And thou shalt make an altar for the burning of incense: of acacia-wood shalt thou make it;

2a cubit the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof -- square shall it be; and two cubits its height; of itself shall be its horns.

3And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt make upon it a border of gold round about.

4And two rings of gold shalt thou make for it under its border; by its two corners shalt thou make [them], on the two sides thereof; and they shall be for receptacles for the staves, with which to carry it.

5And thou shalt make the staves of acacia-wood, and overlay them with gold.

6And thou shalt put it in front of the veil which is before the ark of the testimony in front of the mercy-seat which is over the testimony, where I will meet with thee.

7And Aaron shall burn thereon fragrant incense: every morning, when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn the incense.

8And when Aaron lighteth the lamps between the two evenings, he shall burn the incense -- a continual incense before Jehovah throughout your generations.

9Ye shall offer up no strange incense thereon, nor burnt-offering, nor oblation; neither shall ye pour drink-offering thereon.

10And Aaron shall make atonement for its horns once in the year: with the blood of the sin-offering of atonement shall he make atonement for it, once in the year, throughout your generations: it is most holy to Jehovah.

11And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

12When thou shalt take the sum of the children of Israel according to those of them that are numbered, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul to Jehovah on their being numbered, that there be no plague among them on their being numbered.

13This shall they give -- every one that passeth among them that are numbered -- half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary, -- twenty gerahs the shekel; a half shekel shall be the heave-offering for Jehovah.

14Every one that passeth among those that are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give the heave-offering of Jehovah.

15The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when ye give the heave-offering of Jehovah, to make atonement for your souls.

16And thou shalt take the atonement-money of the children of Israel, and devote it to the service of the tent of meeting; and it shall be a memorial to the children of Israel before Jehovah, to make atonement for your souls.

17And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

18Thou shalt also make a laver of copper, and its stand of copper, for washing; and thou shalt put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and shalt put water in it.

19And Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet out of it.

20When they go into the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, that they may not die; or when they come near to the altar to serve, to burn an offering by fire to Jehovah.

21And they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they may not die; and it shall be an everlasting statute for them, for him and for his seed throughout their generations.

22And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

23And thou, take best spices -- of liquid myrrh five hundred [shekels], and of sweet cinnamon the half -- two hundred and fifty, and of sweet myrtle two hundred and fifty,

24and of cassia five hundred, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a hin;

25and make of it an oil of holy ointment, a perfume of perfumery after the work of the perfumer: it shall be the holy anointing oil.

26And thou shalt anoint the tent of meeting with it, and the ark of the testimony,

27and the table and all its utensils, and the lamp-stand and its utensils, and the altar of incense,

28and the altar of burnt-offering and all its utensils, and the laver and its stand.

29And thou shalt hallow them, that they may be most holy: whatever toucheth them shall be holy.

30And Aaron and his sons thou shalt anoint, and shalt hallow them, that they may serve me as priests.

31And thou shalt speak to the children of Israel, saying, A holy anointing oil shall this be unto me throughout your generations.

32Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make [any] like it, after the preparation of it: it is holy -- holy shall it be unto you.

33Whoever compoundeth [any] like it, or whoever putteth [any] of it upon any strange thing, shall be cut off from his peoples.

34And Jehovah said to Moses, Take fragrant drugs -- stacte, and onycha, and galbanum -- fragrant drugs and pure frankincense; in like proportions shall it be.

35And thou shalt make it into incense, a perfume, after the work of the perfumer, salted, pure, holy.

36And thou shalt beat [some] of it to powder, and put [some] of it before the testimony in the tent of meeting, where I will meet with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.

37And the incense that thou shalt make, ye shall not make for yourselves according to the proportions of it; it shall be unto thee holy to Jehovah.

38Whoever maketh like unto it, to smell it, shall be cut off from his peoples.

31And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

2See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,

3and have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in every work,

4to devise artistic work -- to work in gold, and in silver, and in copper,

5and in cutting of stones, for setting, and for carving of timber -- to work in all manner of work.

6And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the heart of every one that is wise-hearted have I given wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee --

7the tent of meeting and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy-seat that is thereupon, and all the utensils of the tent,

8and the table and its utensils, and the pure lamp-stand and all its utensils, and the altar of incense;

9and the altar of burnt-offering and all its utensils, and the laver and its stand;

10and the garments of service, both the holy garments of Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to serve as priests;

11and the anointing oil, and the incense of fragrant drugs for the sanctuary: according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.

12And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

13And thou, speak thou unto the children of Israel, saying, Surely my sabbaths shall ye keep; for this is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that ye may know that it is I, Jehovah, who do hallow you.

14Keep the sabbath, therefore; for it is holy unto you; every one that profaneth it shall certainly be put to death: yea, whoever doeth work on it, that soul shall be cut off from among his peoples.

15Six days shall work be done; but on the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, holy to Jehovah: whoever doeth work on the sabbath day shall certainly be put to death.

16And the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations -- [it is] an everlasting covenant.

17It shall be a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever; for [in] six days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

18And he gave to Moses, when he had ended speaking with him on mount Sinai, the two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

32And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people collected together to Aaron, and said to him, Up, make us a god, who will go before us; for this Moses, the man that has brought us up out of the land of Egypt, -- we do not know what is become of him!

2And Aaron said to them, Break off the golden rings that are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring [them] to me.

3Then all the people broke off the golden rings that were in their ears, and brought [them] to Aaron.

4And he took [them] out of their hand, and fashioned it with a chisel and made of it a molten calf: and they said, This is thy god, Israel, who has brought thee up out of the land of Egypt!

5And Aaron saw [it], and built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation, and said, To-morrow is a feast to Jehovah!

6And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered up burnt-offerings, and brought peace-offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to sport.

7Then Jehovah said to Moses, Away, go down! for thy people, which thou hast brought out of the land of Egypt, is acting corruptly.

8They have turned aside quickly out of the way that I commanded them: they have made themselves a molten calf, and have bowed down to it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, This is thy god, Israel, who has brought thee up out of the land of Egypt!

9And Jehovah said to Moses, I see this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people.

10And now let me alone, that my anger may burn against them, and I may consume them; and I will make of thee a great nation.

11And Moses besought Jehovah his God, and said, Why, Jehovah, doth thy wrath burn against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a strong hand?

12Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, For misfortune he has brought them out, to slay them on the mountains, and to annihilate them from the face of the earth? Turn from the heat of thine anger, and repent of this evil against thy people!

13Remember Abraham, Isaac and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou sworest by thyself, and saidst to them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give to your seed, and they shall possess [it] for ever!

14And Jehovah repented of the evil that he had said he would do to his people.

15And Moses turned and went down from the mountain, [with] the two tables of the testimony in his hand -- tables written on both their sides: on this side and on that were they written.

16And the tables [were] God's work, and the writing was God's writing, engraven on the tables.

17And Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, and said to Moses, There is a shout of war in the camp.

18And he said, It is not the sound of a shout of victory, neither is it the sound of a shout of defeat: it is the noise of alternate singing I hear.

19And it came to pass, when he came near the camp, and saw the calf and the dancing, that Moses' anger burned, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and shattered them beneath the mountain.

20And he took the calf that they had made, and burned [it] with fire, and ground it to powder, and strewed [it] on the water, and made the children of Israel drink [it].

21And Moses said to Aaron, What has this people done to thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin on them?

22And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord burn! thou knowest the people, that they are [set] on mischief.

23And they said to me, Make us a god, who will go before us; for this Moses, the man that has brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what is become of him!

24And I said to them, Who has gold? They broke [it] off, and gave [it] me, and I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.

25And Moses saw the people how they were stripped; for Aaron had stripped them to [their] shame before their adversaries.

26And Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, He that is for Jehovah, [let him come] to me. And all the sons of Levi gathered to him.

27And he said to them, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel: Put every man his sword upon his hip; go and return from gate to gate through the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his friend, and every man his neighbour.

28And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses; and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

29And Moses said, Consecrate yourselves to-day to Jehovah, yea, every man with his son, and with his brother, and bring on yourselves a blessing to-day.

30And it came to pass the next day, that Moses said to the people, Ye have sinned a great sin. And now I will go up to Jehovah: perhaps I shall make atonement for your sin.

31And Moses returned to Jehovah, and said, Alas, this people has sinned a great sin, and they have made themselves a god of gold!

32And now, if thou wilt forgive their sin ... but if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book that thou hast written.

33And Jehovah said to Moses, Whoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.

34And now go, lead the people whither I have told thee: behold, my Angel shall go before thee; but in the day of my visiting I will visit their sin upon them.

35And Jehovah smote the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron had made.

33And Jehovah said to Moses, Depart, go up hence, thou and the people that thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, into the land that I swore unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it,

2(and I will send an angel before thee, and dispossess the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite,)

3into a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in the midst of thee, for thou art a stiff-necked people, -- lest I consume thee on the way.

4And when the people heard this evil word, they mourned; and no man put on his ornaments.

5Now Jehovah had said to Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiff-necked people: in one moment I will come up into the midst of thee and will consume thee. And now put off thine ornaments from thee, and I will know what I will do unto thee.

6And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments at mount Horeb.

7And Moses took the tent, and pitched it outside the camp, far from the camp, and called it the Tent of meeting. And it came to pass [that] every one who sought Jehovah went out to the tent of meeting which was outside the camp.

8And it came to pass, when Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose up, and stood every man at the entrance of his tent, and they looked after Moses until he entered into the tent.

9And it came to pass when Moses entered into the tent, the pillar of cloud descended, and stood at the entrance of the tent, and [Jehovah] talked with Moses.

10And all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent; and all the people rose and worshipped, every man at the entrance of his tent.

11And Jehovah spoke with Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. And he returned to the camp; but his attendant, Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, departed not from within the tent.

12And Moses said to Jehovah, Behold, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people; but thou dost not let me know whom thou wilt send with me; and thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in mine eyes.

13And now, if indeed I have found grace in thine eyes, make me now to know thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thine eyes; and consider that this nation is thy people!

14And he said, My presence shall go, and I will give thee rest.

15And he said to him, If thy presence do not go, bring us not up hence.

16And how shall it be known then that I have found grace in thine eyes -- I and thy people? [Is it] not by thy going with us? so shall we be distinguished, I and thy people, from every people that is on the face of the earth.

17And Jehovah said to Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast said; for thou hast found grace in mine eyes, and I know thee by name.

18And he said, Let me, I pray thee, see thy glory.

19And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thy face, and I will proclaim the name of Jehovah before thee; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.

20And he said, Thou canst not see my face; for Man shall not see me, and live.

21And Jehovah said, Behold, [there is] a place by me: there shalt thou stand on the rock.

22And it shall come to pass, when my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand, until I have passed by.

23And I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see me from behind; but my face shall not be seen.

34And Jehovah said to Moses, Hew for thyself two tables of stone like the first; and I will write upon the tables the words that were upon the first tables, which thou hast broken.

2And be ready for the morning, and go up in the morning to mount Sinai, and stand there before me on the top of the mountain.

3And let no man go up with thee, neither shall any man be seen on all the mountain; neither shall sheep and oxen feed in front of that mountain.

4And he hewed two tables of stone like the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning and went up to mount Sinai, as Jehovah had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone.

5And Jehovah came down in the cloud, and stood beside him there, and proclaimed the name of Jehovah.

6And Jehovah passed by before his face, and proclaimed, Jehovah, Jehovah [God] merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in goodness and truth,

7keeping mercy unto thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but by no means clearing [the guilty]; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, upon the third and upon the fourth [generation].

8And Moses made haste, and bowed his head to the earth and worshipped,

9and said, If indeed I have found grace in thine eyes, Lord, let the Lord, I pray thee, go in our midst; for it is a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for an inheritance!

10And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels that have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people in the midst of which thou [art] shall see the work of Jehovah; for a terrible thing it shall be that I will do with thee.

11Observe what I command thee this day: behold, I will drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite.

12Take heed to thyself, that thou make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which thou shalt come, lest it be a snare in the midst of thee;

13but ye shall demolish their altars, shatter their statues, and hew down their Asherahs.

14For thou shalt worship no other [God]; for Jehovah -- Jealous is his name -- is a jealous [God];

15lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and then, when they go a whoring after their gods, and sacrifice unto their gods, thou be invited, and eat of their sacrifice,

16and thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.

17-- Thou shalt make thyself no molten gods.

18-- The feast of the unleavened bread shalt thou keep: seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread, as I have commanded thee, at the appointed time of the month Abib; for in the month Abib thou camest out from Egypt.

19-- All that openeth the womb [is] mine; and all the cattle that is born a male, the firstling of ox and sheep.

20But the firstling of an ass thou shalt ransom with a lamb; and if thou ransom [it] not, then shalt thou break its neck. All the first-born of thy sons thou shalt ransom; and none shall appear before me empty.

21-- Six days shalt thou work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest; in ploughing time and in harvest thou shalt rest.

22-- And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the first-fruits of wheat-harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the turn of the year.

23Thrice in the year shall all thy males appear before the Lord Jehovah, the God of Israel.

24For I will dispossess the nations before thee, and enlarge thy border, and no man shall desire thy land, when thou goest up to appear before the face of Jehovah thy God thrice in the year.

25-- Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left over night until the morning.

26-- The first of the first-fruits of thy land shalt thou bring into the house of Jehovah thy God. Thou shalt not boil a kid in its mother's milk.

27And Jehovah said to Moses, Write thee these words; for after the tenor of these words have I made a covenant with thee and with Israel.

28-- And he was there with Jehovah forty days and forty nights; he ate no bread, and drank no water. -- And he wrote on the tables the words of the covenant, the ten words.

29And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai -- and the two tables of testimony were in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mountain -- that Moses knew not that the skin of his face shone through his talking with him.

30And Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, and behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come near him.

31And Moses called to them; and they turned to him, -- Aaron and all the principal men of the assembly; and Moses talked with them.

32And afterwards, all the children of Israel came near; and he gave them in commandment all that Jehovah had spoken with him on mount Sinai.

33And Moses ended speaking with them; and he had put on his face a veil.

34And when Moses went in before Jehovah to speak with him, he took the veil off, until he came out; and he came out, and spoke to the children of Israel what he was commanded.

35And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone; and Moses put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with him.

35And Moses collected all the assembly of the children of Israel, and said to them, These are the things which Jehovah has commanded, to do them.

2Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you a holy day, a sabbath of rest to Jehovah: whoever does work on it shall be put to death.

3Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your dwellings upon the sabbath day.

4And Moses spoke to all the assembly of the children of Israel, saying, This is the word which Jehovah has commanded, saying,

5Take from among you a heave-offering to Jehovah: every one whose heart [is] willing, let him bring it, Jehovah's heave-offering -- gold, and silver, and copper,

6and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and byssus, and goats' [hair],

7and rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and acacia-wood,

8and oil for the light, and spices for the anointing oil, and for the incense of fragrant drugs;

9and onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod, and for the breastplate.

10And all who are wise-hearted among you shall come and make all that Jehovah has commanded:

11the tabernacle, its tent, and its covering, its clasps, and its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its bases;

12the ark, and its staves; the mercy-seat, and the veil of separation;

13the table and its staves, and all its utensils, and the shewbread;

14and the lamp-stand for the light, and its utensils, and its lamps, and the oil for the light;

15and the altar of incense, and its staves; and the anointing-oil, and the incense of fragrant drugs; and the entrance-curtain at the entrance of the tabernacle;

16the altar of burnt-offering, and the copper grating for it, its staves, and all its utensils; the laver and its stand;

17the hangings of the court, its pillars, and its bases, and the curtains of the gate of the court;

18the pegs of the tabernacle, and the pegs of the court, and their cords;

19the garments of service, to do service in the sanctuary, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to serve as priests.

20And all the assembly of the children of Israel departed from before Moses.

21And they came, every one whose heart moved him, and every one whose spirit prompted him; they brought Jehovah's heave-offering for the work of the tent of meeting, and for all its service, and for the holy garments.

22And they came, both men and women; every one who was of willing heart brought nose-rings, and earrings, and rings, and bracelets, all kinds of utensils of gold: every man that waved a wave-offering of gold to Jehovah.

23And every man with whom was found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and byssus, and goats' [hair], and rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, brought [them].

24All they that offered a heave-offering of silver and copper brought Jehovah's heave-offering. And every one with whom was found acacia-wood for all manner of work of the service, brought [it].

25And every woman that was wise-hearted spun with her hands, and brought what she had spun: the blue, and the purple, and the scarlet, and the byssus.

26And all the women whose heart moved them in wisdom spun goats' [hair].

27And the principal men brought the onyx stones, and the stones to be set, for the ephod, and for the breastplate;

28and the spice, and the oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the incense of fragrant drugs.

29The children of Israel brought a voluntary offering to Jehovah, every man and woman whose heart prompted them to bring for all manner of work, which Jehovah, by the hand of Moses, had commanded to be done.

30And Moses said to the children of Israel, See, Jehovah has called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,

31and he has filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

32and to devise artistic things: to work in gold, and in silver, and in copper,

33and in cutting of stones, for setting, and in carving of wood, to execute all artistic work;

34and he has put in his heart to teach, he and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan:

35he has filled them with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work of the engraver, and of the artificer, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in byssus, and of the weaver, [even] of them that do every kind of work, and of those that devise artistic work

36Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every man that was wise-hearted, in whom Jehovah had put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work of the service of the sanctuary -- according to all that Jehovah had commanded.

2And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every man that was wise-hearted, in whose heart God had put wisdom, every one whose heart moved him to come to the work to do it.

3And they took from Moses every heave-offering that the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it. And they still brought him voluntary offerings morning by morning.

4And all the wise men that wrought all the work of the sanctuary came, every man from his work which they wrought,

5and spoke to Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work that Jehovah commanded to be done.

6Then Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed through the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the heave-offering of the sanctuary! So the people were restrained from bringing;

7for the work they had was sufficient for all the work to do it, and it was too much.

8And every wise-hearted man among those that wrought the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains of twined byssus, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: [with] cherubim of artistic work did he make them.

9The length of one curtain was twenty-eight cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits -- one measure for all the curtains.

10And he coupled five of the curtains one to another, and [the other] five curtains coupled he one to another.

11And he made loops of blue on the edge of one curtain at the edge of the coupling; he did likewise in the edge of the outermost curtain in the other coupling.

12He made fifty loops in one curtain, and he made fifty loops at the end of the curtain that was in the other coupling: the loops were opposite to one another.

13And he made fifty clasps of gold, and coupled the curtains together with the clasps, so that the tabernacle became one.

14And he made curtains of goats' [hair] for the tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains did he make them.

15The length of one curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits the breadth of one curtain -- one measure for the eleven curtains.

16And he coupled five of the curtains by themselves, and six of the curtains by themselves.

17And he made fifty loops on the edge of the outermost curtain in the coupling, and fifty loops made he on the edge of the curtain in the other coupling.

18And he made fifty clasps of copper to couple the tent, that it might be one.

19And he made a covering for the tent [of] rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of badgers' skins above [that].

20And he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia-wood, standing up;

21ten cubits the length of the boards, and one cubit and a half the breadth of one board;

22two tenons in one board, connected one with the other: thus did he make for all the boards of the tabernacle.

23And he made the boards for the tabernacle: twenty boards for the south side southward;

24and he made forty bases of silver under the twenty boards, two bases under one board, for its two tenons, and two bases under another board for its two tenons.

25And for the other side of the tabernacle, on the side toward the north, he made twenty boards,

26and their forty bases of silver, two bases under one board, and two bases under another board.

27And at the rear of the tabernacle, westward, he made six boards;

28and he made two boards for the corners of the tabernacle at the rear;

29and they were joined beneath, and were coupled together at the top thereof into one ring: thus he did to both of them in both the corners;

30and there were eight boards, and their silver bases: sixteen bases, under every board two bases.

31-- And he made bars of acacia-wood: five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,

32and five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle at the rear, westward.

33And he made the middle bar in the midst of the boards reach from one end to the other.

34And he overlaid the boards with gold; and made their rings of gold [as] receptacles for the bars; and overlaid the bars with gold.

35And he made the veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus: of artistic work he made it [with] cherubim.

36And he made four pillars of acacia[-wood] for it, and overlaid them with gold; their hooks were of gold; and he cast for them four bases of silver.

37And he made a curtain for the entrance of the tent of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus, of embroidery;

38and its five pillars with their hooks; and he overlaid their capitals and their connecting-rods with gold; and their five bases were of copper.

37And Bezaleel made the ark of acacia-wood; two cubits and a half the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.

2And he overlaid it with pure gold inside and outside, and made a border of gold upon it round about.

3And he cast for it four rings of gold, for its four corners: two rings on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it.

4And he made staves of acacia-wood and overlaid them with gold.

5And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry the ark.

6-- And he made a mercy-seat of pure gold; two cubits and a half the length thereof, and one cubit and a half the breadth thereof.

7And he made two cherubim of gold; of beaten work did he make them, at the two ends of the mercy-seat;

8one cherub at the end of one side, and one cherub at the end of the other side; out of the mercy-seat he made the two cherubim at the two ends thereof.

9And the cherubim spread out [their] wings over it, covering over with their wings the mercy-seat; and their faces were opposite to one another: the faces of the cherubim were [turned] toward the mercy-seat.

10And he made the table of acacia-wood; two cubits the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.

11And he overlaid it with pure gold, and made upon it a border of gold round about.

12And he made for it a margin of a hand-breadth round about; and made a border of gold for the margin thereof round about.

13And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings on the four corners that were on the four feet thereof.

14Close to the margin were the rings, as receptacles of the staves to carry the table.

15And he made the staves of acacia-wood, and overlaid them with gold, to carry the table.

16And he made the utensils that were on the table, the dishes thereof, and the cups thereof, and the bowls thereof, and the goblets with which to pour out, of pure gold.

17And he made the candlestick of pure gold; [of] beaten work he made the candlestick: its base, and its shaft, its cups, its knobs, and its flowers were of itself.

18And six branches went out of the sides thereof -- three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side thereof;

19[there were] three cups shaped like almonds in the one branch, a knob and a flower; and three cups shaped like almonds in the other branch, a knob and a flower: so in the six branches which went out of the candlestick.

20And in the candlestick were four cups, shaped like almonds, its knobs, and its flowers;

21and a knob under two branches thereof, and [again] a knob under two branches thereof, and [again] a knob under two branches thereof, for the six branches which went out of it.

22Their knobs and their branches were of itself -- all of one beaten work of pure gold.

23And he made the seven lamps thereof, and the snuffers thereof, and the snuff-trays thereof, of pure gold.

24Of a talent of pure gold he made it, and all its utensils.

25And he made the altar of incense of acacia-wood; a cubit the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, square, and two cubits the height thereof: its horns were of itself.

26And he overlaid it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and made upon it a border of gold round about.

27And he made two rings of gold for it under its border, by its two corners, on the two sides thereof, as receptacles for the staves with which to carry it.

28And he made the staves of acacia-wood, and overlaid them with gold.

29And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of fragrant drugs, according to the work of the perfumer.

38And he made the altar of burnt-offering of acacia-wood; five cubits the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof, square, and three cubits the height thereof.

2And he made its horns on the four corners thereof; its horns were of itself; and he overlaid it with copper.

3And he made all the utensils of the altar: the pots, and the shovels, and the bowls, the forks, and the firepans; all its utensils made he of copper.

4And he made for the altar a grating of network of copper under its ledge from beneath, to the very middle of it.

5And he cast four rings for the four corners of the grating of copper, as receptacles for the staves.

6And he made the staves of acacia-wood, and overlaid them with copper.

7And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the altar, with which to carry it. Hollow with boards did he make it.

8And he made the laver of copper, and its stand of copper, of the mirrors of the crowds of women who crowded before the entrance of the tent of meeting.

9And he made the court. On the south side southward, the hangings of the court were of twined byssus, a hundred cubits;

10their pillars twenty, and their bases twenty, of copper; the hooks of the pillars and their connecting-rods of silver.

11And on the north side, a hundred cubits; their pillars twenty, and their bases twenty, of copper; the hooks of the pillars and their connecting-rods of silver.

12And on the west side, hangings of fifty cubits; their pillars ten, and their bases ten; the hooks of the pillars and their connecting-rods of silver.

13And for the east side, eastward, fifty cubits;

14the hangings on the one wing of fifteen cubits, their pillars three, and their bases three;

15and on the other wing, on this side as on that side of the gate of the court, hangings of fifteen cubits, their pillars three, and their bases three.

16All the hangings of the court round about were of twined byssus;

17and the bases of the pillars of copper, the hooks of the pillars and their connecting-rods of silver, and the overlaying of their capitals of silver; and all the pillars of the court were fastened together with [rods of] silver.

18-- And the curtain of the gate of the court was of embroidery of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus; and the length was twenty cubits, and the height like the breadth, five cubits, just as the hangings of the court;

19and their pillars four, and their bases four, of copper; their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their capitals and their connecting-rods of silver.

20And all the pegs for the tabernacle and for the court round about were of copper.

21These are the things numbered of the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony, which were counted, according to the commandment of Moses, by the service of the Levites, under the hand of Ithamar, son of Aaron the priest.

22And Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that Jehovah had commanded Moses;

23and with him Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and artificer, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and in byssus.

24All the gold that it took for the work in all the work of the sanctuary -- the gold of the wave-offering, was twenty-nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.

25And the silver of them that were numbered of the assembly was a hundred talents, and a thousand seven hundred and seventy-five shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary:

26a bekah the head -- half a shekel, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, for every one that passed the numbering from twenty years old and upward, [of] the six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty.

27And there were a hundred talents of silver for casting the bases of the sanctuary, and the bases of the veil; a hundred bases of a hundred talents, a talent for a base.

28And of the thousand seven hundred and seventy-five [shekels] he made the hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their capitals, and fastened them [with rods].

29And the copper of the wave-offering was seventy talents, and two thousand four hundred shekels.

30And he made with it the bases for the entrance of the tent of meeting, and the copper altar, and the copper grating for it, and all the utensils of the altar.

31And the bases of the court round about, and the bases of the gate of the court, and all the pegs of the tabernacle, and all the pegs of the court round about.

39And of the blue and purple and scarlet they made garments of service, for service in the sanctuary, and made the holy garments for Aaron; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

2And he made the ephod of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus.

3And they beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it [into] wires, to work it artistically into the blue, and into the purple, and into the scarlet, and into the byssus.

4They made shoulder-pieces for it, joining it: at its two ends was it joined together.

5And the girdle of his ephod, which was on it, was of the same, according to its work, of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

6And they wrought the onyx stones mounted in enclosures of gold, engraved with the engravings of a seal, according to the names of the sons of Israel.

7And he put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, [as] stones of memorial for the children of Israel; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

8And he made the breastplate of artistic work, like the work of the ephod, of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined byssus.

9It was square; double did they make the breastplate, a span the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, doubled.

10And they set in it four rows of stones: [one] row, a sardoin, a topaz, and an emerald -- the first row;

11and the second row, a carbuncle, a sapphire, and a diamond;

12and the third row, an opal, an agate, and an amethyst;

13and the fourth row, a chrysolite, an onyx, and a jasper; mounted in enclosures of gold in their settings.

14And the stones were according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, engraved as a seal, every one according to his name, for the twelve tribes.

15And they made on the breastplate chains of laced work of wreathen work, of pure gold.

16And they made two settings of gold, and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.

17And they put the two wreathen [cords] of gold in the two rings on the ends of the breastplate;

18and the two ends of the two wreathen [cords] they fastened to the two settings, and put them on the shoulder-pieces of the ephod, on the front thereof.

19And they made two rings of gold, and put [them] on the two ends of the breastplate, on the border thereof, which faceth the ephod inwards.

20And they made two rings of gold, and put them upon the two shoulder-pieces of the ephod underneath, to the front thereof, just by the coupling thereof, above the girdle of the ephod.

21And they bound the breastplate with its rings to the rings of the ephod with lace of blue, that it might be above the girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

22And he made the cloak of the ephod of woven work, all of blue;

23and the opening of the cloak in its middle, as the opening of a coat of mail; a binding was round about the opening, that it should not rend.

24And they made on the skirts of the cloak pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet, twined.

25And they made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates, in the skirts of the cloak, round about, between the pomegranates:

26a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, in the skirts of the cloak round about, for service; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

27And they made the vests of byssus of woven work, for Aaron, and for his sons;

28and the turban of byssus; and the ornamental caps, of byssus; and the linen trousers, of twined byssus;

29and the girdle, of twined byssus, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, of embroidery; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

30And they made the thin plate, the holy diadem, of pure gold, and wrote on it with the writing of the engravings of a seal, Holiness to Jehovah!

31And they fastened to it a lace of blue, to fasten [it] on the turban above; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

32And all the labour of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting was ended; and the children of Israel had done [it] according to all that Jehovah had commanded Moses -- so had they done [it].

33And they brought the tabernacle to Moses -- the tent, and all its utensils, its clasps, its boards, its bars, and its pillars, and its bases;

34and the covering of rams' skins dyed red, and the covering of badgers' skins, and the veil of separation;

35the ark of the testimony, and its staves, and the mercy-seat;

36the table, all its utensils, and the shewbread;

37the pure candlestick, its lamps, the lamps set in order, and all its utensils, and the oil for the light;

38and the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the incense of fragrant drugs; and the curtain for the entrance of the tent;

39the copper altar, and the copper grating that was for it, its staves and all its utensils; the laver and its stand;

40the hangings of the court, its pillars, and its bases; and the curtain for the gate of the court, its cords, and its pegs; and all the vessel's of service of the tabernacle, for the tent of meeting;

41the garments of service, for service in the sanctuary; the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and his sons' garments, to serve as priests.

42According to all that Jehovah had commanded Moses, so had the children of Israel done all the labour.

43And Moses saw all the work, and behold, they had done it as Jehovah had commanded -- so had they done [it]; and Moses blessed them.

40And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

2On the day of the first month, on the first of the month, shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting.

3And thou shalt put in it the ark of the testimony, and shalt cover the ark with the veil.

4And thou shalt bring in the table, and set in order the things that are to be set in order upon it. And thou shalt bring in the candlestick and light its lamps.

5And thou shalt set the golden altar for the incense before the ark of the testimony; and hang up the curtain of the entrance to the tabernacle.

6And thou shalt set the altar of burnt-offering before the entrance of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting.

7And thou shalt set the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar, and shalt put water in it.

8And thou shalt fix the court round about, and hang up the curtain at the gate of the court.

9And thou shalt take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is in it, and shalt hallow it, and all its utensils; and it shall be holy.

10And thou shalt anoint the altar of burnt-offering, and all its utensils; and thou shalt hallow the altar, and the altar shall be most holy.

11And thou shalt anoint the laver and its stand, and hallow it.

12And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons near, at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and bathe them with water.

13And thou shalt clothe Aaron with the holy garments, and anoint him, and hallow him, that he may serve me as priest.

14And thou shalt bring his sons near, and clothe them with vests.

15And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may serve me as priests. And their anointing shall be to them an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.

16And Moses did so: as Jehovah had commanded him, so did he.

17And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first of the month, that the tabernacle was set up.

18And Moses set up the tabernacle, and put in its bases, and fixed its boards, and put in its bars, and set up its pillars.

19And he spread the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent above over it; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

20And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and put the staves in the ark, and put the mercy-seat above on the ark.

21And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and hung up the veil of separation, and covered the ark of the testimony; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

22And he put the table in the tent of meeting, on the side of the tabernacle northward, outside the veil,

23and arranged the bread in order upon it before Jehovah; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

24And he put the candlestick in the tent of meeting, opposite to the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward.

25And he lighted the lamps before Jehovah; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

26And he put the golden altar in the tent of meeting before the veil.

27And he burnt on it fragrant incense; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

28And he hung up the curtain of the entrance to the tabernacle.

29And he put the altar of burnt-offering at the entrance to the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and offered on it the burnt-offering and the oblation; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

30And he set the laver between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it for washing.

31And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet out of it:

32when they went into the tent of meeting, and when they drew near to the altar, they washed; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

33And he set up the court round about the tabernacle and the altar, and hung up the curtain of the gate of the court. And so Moses finished the work.

34And the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of Jehovah filled the tabernacle.

35And Moses could not enter into the tent of meeting, for the cloud abode on it, and the glory of Jehovah filled the tabernacle.

36And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel journeyed in all their journeys.

37And if the cloud were not taken up, then they did not journey until the day that it was taken up.

38For the cloud of Jehovah was on the tabernacle by day, and fire was in it by night, before the eyes of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.


 


Leviticus


1And Jehovah called to Moses and spoke to him out of the tent of meeting, saying,

2Speak unto the children of Israel and say unto them, When any man of you presenteth an offering to Jehovah, ye shall present your offering of the cattle, of the herd and of the flock.

3If his offering be a burnt-offering of the herd, he shall present it a male without blemish: at the entrance of the tent of meeting shall he present it, for his acceptance before Jehovah.

4And he shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt-offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

5And he shall slaughter the bullock before Jehovah; and Aaron's sons, the priests, shall present the blood and sprinkle the blood round about on the altar that is at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

6And he shall flay the burnt-offering, and cut it up into its pieces.

7And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire on the altar, and lay wood in order on the fire;

8and Aaron's sons, the priests, shall lay the pieces, the head, and the fat, in order on the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar;

9but its inwards and its legs shall he wash in water; and the priest shall burn all on the altar, a burnt-offering, an offering by fire to Jehovah of a sweet odour.

10And if his offering be of the flock, of the sheep or of the goats, for a burnt-offering, he shall present it a male without blemish.

11And he shall slaughter it on the side of the altar northward before Jehovah; and Aaron's sons, the priests, shall sprinkle its blood on the altar round about.

12And he shall cut it into its pieces, and its head, and its fat; and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar;

13but the inwards and the legs shall he wash with water; and the priest shall present [it] all, and burn [it] on the altar: it is a burnt-offering, an offering by fire to Jehovah of a sweet odour.

14And if his offering to Jehovah be a burnt-offering of fowls, then he shall present his offering of turtle-doves, or of young pigeons.

15And the priest shall bring it near to the altar and pinch off its head and burn it on the altar; and its blood shall be pressed out at the side of the altar.

16And he shall remove its crop with its feathers, and cast it beside the altar on the east, into the place of the ashes;

17and he shall split it open at its wings, [but] shall not divide [it] asunder; and the priest shall burn it on the altar on the wood that is on the fire: it is a burnt-offering, an offering by fire to Jehovah of a sweet odour.

2And when any one will present an oblation to Jehovah, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil on it, and put frankincense thereon.

2And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons, the priests; and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial thereof on the altar, an offering by fire to Jehovah of a sweet odour.

3And the remainder of the oblation shall be Aaron's and his sons': [it is] most holy of Jehovah's offerings by fire.

4And if thou present an offering of an oblation baken in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.

5And if thine offering be an oblation [baken] on the pan, it shall be fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil.

6Thou shalt part it in pieces, and pour oil thereon: it is an oblation.

7And if thine offering be an oblation [prepared] in the cauldron, it shall be made of fine flour with oil.

8And thou shalt bring the oblation that is made of these things to Jehovah; and it shall be presented to the priest, and he shall bring it to the altar.

9And the priest shall take from the oblation a memorial thereof, and shall burn it on the altar, an offering by fire to Jehovah of a sweet odour.

10And the remainder of the oblation [shall be] Aaron's and his sons': [it is] most holy of Jehovah's offerings by fire.

11No oblation which ye shall present to Jehovah shall be made with leaven; for no leaven and no honey shall ye burn [in] any fire-offering to Jehovah.

12As to the offering of the first-fruits, ye shall present them to Jehovah; but they shall not be offered upon the altar for a sweet odour.

13And every offering of thine oblation shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thine oblation: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.

14And if thou present an oblation of thy first-fruits to Jehovah, thou shalt present as the oblation of thy first-fruits green ears of corn roasted in fire, corn beaten out of full ears.

15And thou shalt put oil on it, and lay frankincense thereon: it is an oblation.

16And the priest shall burn the memorial thereof, [part] of the beaten corn thereof, and [part] of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: [it is] an offering by fire to Jehovah.

3And if his offering be a sacrifice of peace-offering, -- if he present [it] of the herd, whether a male or female, he shall present it without blemish before Jehovah.

2And he shall lay his hand on the head of his offering, and slaughter it at the entrance of the tent of meeting; and Aaron's sons, the priests, shall sprinkle the blood on the altar round about.

3And he shall present of the sacrifice of peace-offering an offering by fire to Jehovah; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is on the inwards,

4and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the net above the liver which he shall take away as far as the kidneys;

5and Aaron's sons shall burn it on the altar upon the burnt-offering which [lieth] on the wood that is upon the fire: [it is] an offering by fire to Jehovah of a sweet odour.

6And if his offering for a sacrifice of peace-offering to Jehovah be of small cattle, male or female, he shall present it without blemish.

7If he present a sheep for his offering, then shall he present it before Jehovah,

8and shall lay his hand on the head of his offering, and slaughter it before the tent of meeting; and Aaron's sons shall sprinkle the blood thereof upon the altar round about.

9And he shall present of the sacrifice of peace-offering an offering by fire to Jehovah; the fat thereof, the whole fat tail, which he shall take off close by the backbone, and the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is on the inwards,

10and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the net above the liver which he shall take away as far as the kidneys;

11and the priest shall burn it on the altar: [it is] the food of the offering by fire to Jehovah.

12And if his offering be a goat, then he shall present it before Jehovah.

13And he shall lay his hand on the head of it, and slaughter it before the tent of meeting; and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the blood thereof on the altar round about.

14And he shall present thereof his offering, an offering by fire to Jehovah; the fat that covereth the inwards and all the fat that is on the inwards,

15and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the net above the liver which he shall take away as far as the kidneys;

16and the priest shall burn them on the altar: [it is] the food of the offering by fire for a sweet odour. All the fat [shall be] Jehovah's.

17[It is] an everlasting statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings: no fat and no blood shall ye eat.

4And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

2Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through inadvertence against any of the commandments of Jehovah [in things] that ought not to be done, and do any of them;

3if the priest that is anointed sin according to the trespass of the people; then for his sin which he hath sinned shall he present a young bullock without blemish to Jehovah for a sin-offering.

4And he shall bring the bullock to the entrance of the tent of meeting before Jehovah; and shall lay his hand on the bullock's head, and slaughter the bullock before Jehovah.

5And the priest that is anointed shall take of the bullock's blood, and bring it into the tent of meeting;

6and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before Jehovah before the veil of the sanctuary;

7and the priest shall put of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense, which is in the tent of meeting, before Jehovah; and he shall pour all the blood of the bullock at the bottom of the altar of burnt-offering, which is at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

8And all the fat of the bullock of the sin-offering shall he take off from it; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is on the inwards,

9and the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the net above the liver which he shall take away as far as the kidneys,

10as it is taken off from the ox of the sacrifice of peace-offering; and the priest shall burn them on the altar of burnt-offering.

11And the skin of the bullock, and all its flesh, with its head, and with its legs, and its inwards, and its dung,

12even the whole bullock shall he carry forth outside the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on wood with fire; where the ashes are poured out shall it be burnt.

13And if the whole assembly of Israel sin inadvertently, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the congregation, and they do [somewhat against] any of all the commandments of Jehovah [in things] which should not be done, and are guilty;

14and the sin wherewith they have sinned against it have become known; then the congregation shall present a young bullock for the sin-offering, and shall bring it before the tent of meeting;

15and the elders of the assembly shall lay their hands on the head of the bullock before Jehovah; and one shall slaughter the bullock before Jehovah.

16And the priest that is anointed shall bring of the bullock's blood into the tent of meeting;

17and the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle it seven times before Jehovah, before the veil;

18and he shall put of the blood on the horns of the altar that is before Jehovah which is in the tent of meeting; and he shall pour out all the blood at the bottom of the altar of burnt-offering, which is at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

19And all its fat shall he take off from it and burn on the altar.

20And he shall do with the bullock as he did with the bullock of sin-offering: so shall he do with it. And the priest shall make atonement for them; and it shall be forgiven them.

21And he shall carry forth the bullock outside the camp, and burn it as he burned the first bullock: it is a sin-offering of the congregation.

22When a prince sinneth and through inadvertence doeth [somewhat against] any of all the commandments of Jehovah his God [in things] which should not be done, and is guilty;

23if his sin, wherein he hath sinned, come to his knowledge, he shall bring his offering, a buck of the goats, a male without blemish.

24And he shall lay his hand on the head of the goat, and slaughter it at the place where they slaughter the burnt-