21st Century King James Version
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1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon 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 the light from the darkness.
5And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6And God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."
7And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.
8And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9And God said, "Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto 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 called He Seas; and God saw that it was good.
11And God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth"; and it was so.
12And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind; and God saw that it was good.
13And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14And God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years;
15and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth"; and it was so.
16And God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also.
17And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20And God said, "Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven."
21And God created great whales and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind, and every winged fowl after his 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 the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24And God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth after his kind"; and it was so.
25And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his 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 air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."
27So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.
28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."
29And God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat"; and it was so.
31And God saw every thing that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
2Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2And on the seventh day God ended 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 sanctified it, because in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made.
4These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
5and before every plant of the field was in the earth, and before every herb of the field grew; for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
6But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
8And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.
9And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of 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 heads.
11The name of the first is Pishon; that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.
12And the gold of that land is good, and there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
13And the name of the second river is Gihon; the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Cush.
14And the name of the third river is Hiddekel; that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15And the LORD God took the man and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden thou mayest 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 thereof, thou shalt surely die."
18And the LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper meet for him."
19And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air, and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them; and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper meet for him.
21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof.
22And the rib which the LORD God had taken from man, made He a woman and brought her unto the man.
23And Adam said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."
24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh.
25And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
3Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, "Yea, hath God said, 'Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"
2And the woman said unto the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden,
3but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, 'Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it,lest ye die.'"
4And the serpent said unto the woman, "Ye shall not surely die;
5for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil."
6And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof and ate, and gave also unto 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 things to gird about.
8And they heard the voice of the LORD God, walking in the garden in the cool of the day. And Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
9And the LORD God called unto Adam and said unto him, "Where art thou?"
10And he said, "I heard Thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself."
11And He said, "Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?"
12And the man said, "The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate."
13And the LORD God said unto the woman, "What is this that thou hast done?" And the woman said, "The serpent beguiled me, and I ate."
14And the LORD God said unto the serpent, "Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field. Upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.
15And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her Seed; It shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel."
16Unto the woman He said, "I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception. In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee."
17And unto Adam He said, "Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying, 'Thou shalt not eat of it,' cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.
18Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee, and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.
19In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread till thou return unto the ground, for out of it wast thou taken; for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
20And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
21Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
22And the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become as one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat and live for ever"--
23therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24So He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the Garden of Eden cherubims and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
4And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, "I have gotten a man from the LORD."
2And she again bore his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3And in process of time it came to pass that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
4And Abel also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering;
5but unto Cain and to his offering He had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6And the LORD said unto Cain, "Why art thou wroth? And why is thy countenance fallen?
7If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? 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 talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and slew him.
9And the LORD said unto 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 crieth unto Me from the ground.
11And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand.
12When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength. A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be on the earth."
13And Cain said unto the LORD, "My punishment is greater than I can bear.
14Behold, Thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth, and from Thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth. And it shall come to pass that every one who findeth me shall slay me."
15And the LORD said unto him, "Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold." And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
16And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod to the east of Eden.
17And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch.
18And unto Enoch was born Irad; and Irad begot Mehujael, and Mehujael begot Methushael, and Methushael begot Lamech.
19And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
20And Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents, and of those who have cattle.
21And his brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who handle the harp and organ.
22And Zillah, she also bore Tubalcain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron; and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.
23And Lamech said unto his wives, "Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech! For I have slain a man for my wounding, and a young man for my hurt.
24If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold."
25And Adam knew his wife again; and she bore a son and called his name Seth. "For God," said she, "hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew."
26And to Seth also there was born a son, and he called his name Enosh. Then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
5This is the book of the generations of Adam. 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 own 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 that Adam 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 begot 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 begot 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 begot 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 and five years, and begot Jared.
16And Mahalaleel lived after he begot Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters.
17And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years; and he died.
18And Jared lived a hundred sixty and two years, and he begot Enoch.
19And Jared lived after he begot Enoch eight hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
20And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years; and he died.
21And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begot Methuselah.
22And Enoch walked with God after he begot Methuselah three hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
23And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years.
24And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
25And Methuselah lived a hundred eighty and seven years, and begot Lamech.
26And Methuselah lived after he begot Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begot sons and daughters.
27And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years; and he died.
28And Lamech lived a hundred eighty and two years, and begot a son.
29And he called his name Noah, saying, "This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed."
30And Lamech lived after he begot Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begot sons and daughters.
31And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and 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 men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them,
2that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were fair; and they took for themselves wives of all whom they chose.
3And the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for he also is flesh; yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years."
4There were giants on the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
5And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagining of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6And the LORD repented that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him in His heart.
7And the LORD said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, and the creeping thing and the fowls of the air, for I repent that I have made them."
8But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
10And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13And God said unto Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14Make thee an ark of gopherwood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt cover it within and without with pitch.
15And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: the length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
16A window shalt thou make for the ark, and to a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
17And behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh wherein is the breath of life from under heaven; and every thing that is on the earth shall die.
18But with thee will I establish My covenant; and thou shalt come 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 fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee to keep them alive.
21And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be food for thee and for them."
22Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
7And the LORD said unto Noah, "Come thou and all thy house into the ark, for thee have I seen righteous before Me in this generation.
2Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female; and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
3Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female, to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
4For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights, and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth."
5And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.
6And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon 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 fowls and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9there went in two by two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female as God had commanded Noah.
10And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, that same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
13In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark--
14they, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.
15And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two by two of all flesh wherein is the breath of life.
16And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him; and the LORD shut him in.
17And the flood was forty days upon the earth, and the waters increased and bore up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth.
18And the waters prevailed and were increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
19And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth, and all the high hills that were under the whole heaven were covered.
20Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail, and the mountains were covered.
21And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl and of cattle and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:
22all in whose nostrils was the breath of life, all that was on the dry land, died.
23And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man and cattle, and the creeping things and the fowl of the heaven, and they were destroyed from the earth. And Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
24And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.
8And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters were assuaged.
2The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained.
3And the waters returned from off the earth continually, and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
4And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
5And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
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 forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
8Also he sent forth a dove from him to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
9but the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth. Then he put forth his hand and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
10And he stayed yet another seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark.
11And the dove came in to him in the evening, and lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off; so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
12And he stayed yet another seven days and sent forth the dove, which returned not again unto him any more.
13And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry.
14And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
15And God spoke unto Noah, saying,
16"Go forth from the ark, thou and thy wife, and thy sons and thy sons' wives with thee.
17Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee of all flesh, both of fowl and of cattle and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, that they may breed abundantly on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply upon the earth."
18And Noah went forth, and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him.
19Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
20And Noah built an altar unto the LORD, and took of every clean beast and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
21And the LORD smelled a sweet savor; and the LORD said in His heart, "I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
22While the earth remaineth, seedtime 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 unto them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth.
2And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
3Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
4"But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
5And surely your blood of your lives will I require. At the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's 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 made He man.
7And you, be ye fruitful and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein."
8And God spoke unto Noah and to his sons with him, saying,
9"And I, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your seed after you,
10and with every living creature that is with you -- of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you, from all that go out of the ark to every beast of the earth.
11And I will establish My covenant with you: Neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth."
12And God said, "This is the token of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
13I do set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth.
14And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud.
15And I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh, and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16And the rainbow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth."
17And God said unto Noah, "This is the token of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is upon the earth."
18And the sons of Noah who went forth from the ark were Shem and Ham and Japheth; and Ham is the father of Canaan.
19These are the three sons of Noah, and from them was the whole earth overspread.
20And Noah began to be a husbandman, and he planted a vineyard.
21And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within 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 a garment and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were turned away, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
24And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
25And he said, "Cursed be Canaan! A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren."
26And he said, "Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
27God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant."
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.
10Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth; and unto 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.
5By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided into their lands, every one after his own tongue, according to their families, into their nations.
6And the sons of Ham: Cush and Mizraim, and Put and Canaan.
7And the sons of Cush: Seba and Havilah, and Sabtah and Raamah and Sabtechah; and the sons of Raamah: Sheba, and Dedan.
8And Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth.
9He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, "Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD."
10And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
11Out of that land he went forth to Assyria, and built Nineveh and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,
12and Resen between Nineveh and Calah; the same is a great city.
13And Mizraim begot Ludim and Anamim and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim
14and Pathrusim and Casluhim (out of whom came the Philistines) and Caphtorim.
15And 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 afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
19And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; and as thou goest unto Sodom and Gomorrah, and Admah and Zeboiim, even unto Lasha.
20These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their tongues, in their countries and in their nations.
21Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.
22The children of Shem: Elam and Asshur, and Arphaxad and Lud and Aram.
23And the children of Aram: Uz and Hul, and Gether and Mash.
24And Arphaxad begot Salah, and Salah begot Eber.
25And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
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 the sons of Joktan.
30And their dwelling was from Mesha as thou goest unto Sephar, a mount of the east.
31These are the sons of Shem, according to their families, according to their tongues, in their lands, according to their nations.
32These are the families of the sons of Noah, according to their generations, in their nations; and by these were the nations divided on the earth after the flood.
11And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.
3And they said one to another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
4And they said, "Come, let us build us a city and a tower whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth."
5And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men built.
6And the LORD said, "Behold, the people are one and they have all one language, and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be withheld from them which they have imagined to do.
7Come, let Us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."
8So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth; and they left off building the city.
9Therefore is the name of it called Babel [that is, Confusion], because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth; and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
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 begot Arphaxad five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
12And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years and begot Salah;
13and Arphaxad lived after he begot Salah four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.
14And Salah lived thirty years and begot Eber;
15and Salah lived after he begot Eber four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.
16And Eber lived four and thirty years and begot Peleg;
17and Eber lived after he begot Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters.
18And Peleg lived thirty years and begot Reu;
19and Peleg lived after he begot Reu two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters.
20And Reu lived two and thirty years and begot Serug;
21and Reu lived after he begot Serug two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters.
22And Serug lived thirty years and begot Nahor;
23and Serug lived after he begot Nahor two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
24And Nahor lived nine and twenty years and begot Terah;
25and Nahor lived after he begot Terah one hundred and nineteen years, and begot sons and daughters.
26And Terah lived seventy years and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
27Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begot Lot.
28And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldeans.
29And Abram and Nahor took for themselves wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
30But 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 with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran and dwelt there.
32And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran.
12Now the LORD had said unto Abram, "Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee.
2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will 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."
4So Abram departed as the LORD had spoken unto him, and Lot went with him; and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
5And Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls whom they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan, and into the land of Canaan they came.
6And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Shechem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanites were then in the land.
7And the LORD appeared unto Abram and said, "Unto thy seed will I give this land." And there built he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.
8And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.
9And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
10And there was a famine in the land; and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was grievous in the land.
11And it came to pass, when he had come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, "Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon.
12Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, 'This is his wife'; and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
13Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister, that it may be well with me for thy sake, and my soul shall live because of thee."
14And it came to pass, when Abram had come into Egypt, that the Egyptians beheld the woman, that she was very fair.
15The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.
16And he treated Abram well for her sake; and he had sheep and oxen and heasses, and menservants and maidservants, and sheasses and camels.
17And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
18And Pharaoh called Abram and said, "What is this that thou hast done unto me? Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
19Why saidst thou, 'She is my sister,' so I might have taken her to me for a wife? Now therefore behold thy wife; take her and go thy way."
20And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they sent him away with 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, into the south.
2And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
3And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,
4unto the place of the altar which he had made there at the first; and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
5And Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks and herds and tents.
6And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together; for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
7And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle; and the Canaanites and the Perizzites dwelled then in the land.
8And Abram said unto Lot, "Let there be no strife, I pray thee, 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 thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right, or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left."
10And Lot lifted up his eyes and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere (before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah), even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt as thou comest unto Zoar.
11Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east, and they separated themselves the one from the other.
12Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
13But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
14And the LORD said unto Abram after Lot was separated from him, "Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward and southward and eastward and westward;
15for all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it and to thy seed for ever.
16And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
17Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it, for I will give it unto thee."
18Then Abram removed his tent and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.
14And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations,
2that these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.
3All these were joined together in the Vale of Siddim, which is the Salt Sea.
4Twelve years 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 Kiriathaim,
6and the Horites in their Mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the wilderness.
7And they returned and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites and also the Amorites, who dwelt in Hazezontamar.
8And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar), and they joined battle with them in the Vale of Siddim,
9against Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and against Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar -- four kings against five.
10And the Vale of Siddim was full of slime pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled and fell there, and those who remained fled to the mountain.
11And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their victuals, and went their way.
12And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods and departed.
13And there came one who had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew, for he dwelt on the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner; and these were confederate with Abram.
14And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house (three hundred and eighteen), and pursued them unto Dan.
15And he divided himself against them, he and his servants by night, and smote them and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
16And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot and his goods, and the women also and the people.
17And the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (which is the King's Dale) after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer and of the kings who were with him.
18And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine; and he was the priest of the Most High God.
19And he blessed him and said, "Blessed be Abram of the Most High God, possessor of heaven and earth;
20and blessed be the Most High God, who hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand." And he gave him tithes of all.
21And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, "Give me the persons, and take the goods for thyself."
22And Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have lifted up mine hand unto the LORD, the Most High God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
23that I will not take from a thread even to a shoe strap, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say,'I have made Abram rich'"
24except only that which the young men have eaten and the portion of the men who went with me: Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion."
15After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, "Fear not, Abram. I am thy shield and thy exceeding great reward."
2And Abram said, "Lord GOD, what wilt Thou give me, seeing I go childless and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?"
3And Abram said, "Behold, to me Thou hast given no seed; and lo, one born in my house is mine heir."
4And behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, "This shall not be thine heir, but he that shall come forth out of thine own loins shall be thine heir."
5And He brought him forth outdoors and said, "Look now toward heaven and count the stars, if thou be able to number them." And He said unto him, "So shall thy seed be."
6And he believed in the LORD; and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
7And He said unto him, "I am the LORD who brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give thee this land to inherit it."
8And he said, "Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?"
9And He said unto him, "Take Me a heifer of three years old, and a shegoat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon."
10And he took unto Him all these, and divided them in the midst and laid each piece one against another; but the birds divided he not.
11And when the fowls came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
12And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.
13And He said unto Abram, "Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years.
14And also that nation whom they shall serve will I judge, and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
15And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried at a good old age.
16But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full."
17And it came to pass that when the sun went down and it was dark, behold, a smoking furnace and a burning lamp passed between those pieces.
18On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the River Euphrates:
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."
16Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children; and she had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
2And Sarai said unto Abram, "Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing. I pray thee, go in unto my maid. It may be that I may obtain children by her." And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
3And Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
4And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
5And Sarai said unto Abram, "My wrong be upon thee. I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes. The LORD judge between me and thee."
6But Abram said unto Sarai, "Behold, thy maid is in thy hand. Do to her as it pleaseth thee." And when Sarai dealt harshly with her, she fled from her face.
7And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain on the way to Shur.
8And he said, "Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? And whither wilt thou go?" And she said, "I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai."
9And the angel of the LORD said unto her, "Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands."
10And the angel of the LORD said unto her, "I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude."
11And the angel of the LORD said unto her, "Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son and shalt call his name Ishmael [that is, God shall hear], because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12And he will be a wild man. His hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren."
13And she called the name of the LORD who spoke unto her: "Thou God seest me." For she said, "Have I also here looked upon Him that seeth me?"
14Therefore the well was called Beerlahairoi [that is, The well of Him that liveth and seeth me]. Behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
15And Hagar bore Abram a son; and Abram called his son's name, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.
16And Abram was fourscore and six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram.
17And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram and said unto him, "I am the Almighty God. Walk before Me, and be thou perfect.
2And I will make My covenant between Me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly."
3And Abram fell on his face; and God talked with him, saying,
4"As for Me, behold, My covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
5Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
6And I will make thee exceeding 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 unto thee and to thy seed after thee.
8And I will give unto thee and to thy seed after thee the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."
9And God said unto Abraham, "Thou shalt keep My covenant, therefore, 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: every manchild among you shall be circumcised.
11And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant between Me and you.
12And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every manchild in your generations, he that is born in the house or bought with money from any stranger who is not of thy seed.
13He that is born in thy house and he that is bought with thy money must be circumcised; and My covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
14And the uncircumcised manchild whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken My covenant."
15And God said unto Abraham, "As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
16And I will bless her and give thee a son also by her. Yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her."
17Then Abraham fell upon his face and laughed, and said in his heart, "Shall a child be born unto him that is a hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear?"
18And Abraham said unto God, "O that Ishmael might live before Thee!"
19And God said, "Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed, and thou shalt call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
20And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly. Twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
21But My covenant will I establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set 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 that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.
24And Abraham was ninety years old and nine 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 the house, and bought with money from the stranger, were circumcised with him.
18And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre, as he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day.
2And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and lo, three men stood by him. And when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground
3and said, "My lord, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant.
4Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet and rest yourselves under the tree;
5and I will fetch a morsel of bread and comfort ye your hearts. After that ye shall pass on, for therefor are ye come to your servant." And they said, "So do, as thou hast said."
6And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, "Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth."
7And Abraham ran unto the herd and fetched a calf, tender and good, and gave it unto a young man, and he hastened to dress it.
8And he took butter and milk and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they ate.
9And they said unto him, "Where is Sarah thy wife?" And he said, "Behold, in the tent."
10And he said, "I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son." And Sarah heard it from the tent door, which was behind him.
11Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age, and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
12Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, "After I have waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?"
13And the LORD said unto Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, saying, 'Shall I of a surety bear a child, who am old?'
14Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son."
15Then Sarah denied, saying, "I laughed not," for she was afraid. And He said, "Nay, but thou didst laugh."
16And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
17And the LORD said, "Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do,
18seeing that Abraham shall surely 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 the LORD to do justice and judgment, that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which He hath spoken of him."
20And the LORD said, "Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous,
21I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which has come unto Me; and if not, I will know."
22And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom; but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
23And Abraham drew near and said, "Wilt Thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
24Perhaps there be fifty righteous within the city; wilt Thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
25That be far from Thee to do in this manner -- to slay the righteous with the wicked; and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from Thee! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?"
26And the LORD said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes."
27And Abraham answered and said, "Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, I, who am but dust and ashes.
28Perhaps there shall lack five of the fifty righteous; wilt Thou destroy all the city for lack of five?" And He said, "If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it."
29And he spoke unto Him yet again and said, "Perhaps there shall be forty found there?" And He said, "I will not do it for forty's sake."
30And he said unto Him, "Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Perhaps there shall thirty be found there." And He said, "I will not do it if I find thirty there."
31And he said, "Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Perhaps there shall be twenty found there." And He said, "I will not destroy it for twenty's sake."
32And he said, "Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Perhaps ten shall be found there." And He said, "I will not destroy it for ten's sake."
33And the LORD went His way, as soon as He had finished communing with Abraham; and Abraham returned unto his place.
19And there came two angels to Sodom at evening, and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. And Lot, seeing them, rose up to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
2and he said, "Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early and go on your ways." And they said, "Nay, but we will remain in the street all night."
3And he pressed upon them greatly, and they turned in unto him and entered into his house; and he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.
4But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom -- both young and old, all the people from every quarter --compassed the house around.
5And they called unto Lot and said unto him, "Where are the men who came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them."
6And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him
7and said, "I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
8Behold now, I have two daughters who have not known a man. Let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes. Only unto these men do nothing, for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof."
9And they said, "Stand back." And they said again, "This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will become a judge! Now will we deal worse with thee than with them." And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
10But the men put forth their hands, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut the door.
11And they smote the men who were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
12And the men said unto Lot, "Hast thou here any besides? Soninlaw, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whomsoever thou hast in the city -- bring them out of this place.
13For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them has waxed great before the face of the LORD, and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it."
14And Lot went out and spoke unto his sons-in-law, who married his daughters, and said, "Up, get ye out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city!" But he seemed as one who mocked unto his sons-in-law.
15And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, "Arise, take thy wife and thy two daughters who are here, lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city."
16And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife and upon the hand of his two daughters, the LORD being merciful unto him; and they brought him forth and set him outside the city.
17And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth 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 be consumed!"
18And Lot said unto them, "Oh, not so, my lord.
19Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shown unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die.
20Behold now, this city is near enough to flee unto, and it is a little one. Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live."
21And he said unto him, "See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city for which thou hast spoken.
22Hasten thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou hast come thither." Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
23The sun had risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
24Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire, from the LORD out of heaven;
25and He overthrew those cities, and all the plain and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
26But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
27And Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD;
28and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld. And lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
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 out of Zoar and dwelt on 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 firstborn said unto the younger, "Our father is old, and there is not a man on the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth.
32Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father."
33And they made their father drink wine that night, and the firstborn went in and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
34And it came to pass on the morrow that the firstborn said unto the younger, "Behold, I lay yesternight with my father. Let us make him drink wine this night also, and go thou in and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father."
35And they made their father drink wine that night also. And the younger arose and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
36Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
37And the firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab; the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.
38And the younger, she also bore a son and called his name Benammi; the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.
20And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur and sojourned in Gerar.
2And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, "She is my sister." And Abimelech 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 whom thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife."
4But Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, "Lord, wilt Thou slay also a righteous nation?
5Said he not unto me, 'She is my sister'? And she, even she herself said, 'He is my brother.' In the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this."
6And God said unto him in a dream, "Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart, for I also withheld thee from sinning against Me. Therefore I suffered thee not to touch her.
7Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live. And if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou and all that are thine."
8Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their hearing; and the men were sore afraid.
9Then Abimelech called Abraham and said unto him, "What hast thou done unto us? And how have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? Thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done."
10And Abimelech said unto Abraham, "What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?"
11And Abraham said, "Because I thought surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they will slay me for my wife's sake.
12And yet indeed she is my sister: she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife.
13And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, 'This is thy kindness which thou shalt show unto me: at every place whither we shall come, say of me, "He is my brother."'"
14And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and menservants and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored to him Sarah his wife.
15And Abimelech said, "Behold, my land is before thee. Dwell where it pleaseth thee."
16And unto Sarah he said, "Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes unto all who are with thee and with all other." Thus she was reproved.
17So Abraham prayed unto God. And God healed Abimelech, and his wife and his maidservants; and they bore children,
18for the LORD had closed up fast all the wombs of the house of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.
21And the LORD visited Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as He had spoken.
2For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
3And Abraham called the name of his son who was born unto 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 unto him.
6And Sarah said, "God hath made me laugh, so that all who hear will laugh with me."
7And she said, "Who would have said unto Abraham that Sarah should have given children suck? For I have borne him a son in his old age."
8And the child grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.
9And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne unto Abraham, mocking.
10Therefore she said unto Abraham, "Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac."
11And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.
12And God said unto Abraham, "Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman. In all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
13And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed."
14And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread and a bottle of water; and he gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
15And the water in the bottle was spent, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
16And she went and sat down apart from him a good way off, as it were, a bowshot; for she said, "Let me not see the death of the child." And she sat opposite him, and lifted up her voice and wept.
17And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven and said unto her, "What aileth thee, Hagar? Fear not, for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
18Arise; lift up the lad and hold him in thine hand, for I will make him a great nation."
19And God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
20And God was with the lad; and he grew, and 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 chief captain of his host, spoke unto Abraham, saying, "God is with thee in all that thou doest.
23Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son; but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned."
24And Abraham said, "I will swear."
25And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
26And Abimelech said, "I know not who hath done this thing; neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it until today."
27And Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them unto Abimelech, and both of them made a covenant.
28And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
29And Abimelech said unto Abraham, "What mean these seven ewe lambs, which thou hast set by themselves?"
30And he said, "These seven ewe lambs shalt thou take from my hand, that they may be a witness unto me that I have dug this well."
31Therefore he called that place Beersheba [that is, The well of the oath], because there they swore, both of them.
32Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba. Then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
33And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.
34And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.
22And it came to pass after these things, that God tested Abraham and said unto him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Behold, here I am."
2And He said, "Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah, and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of."
3And Abraham rose up early in the morning and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son; and he cleaved the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up and went unto the place of which God had told him.
4Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
5And Abraham said unto 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 upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand and a knife, and they went both of them together.
7And Isaac spoke unto Abraham his father and said, "My father!" And he said, "Here am I, my son." And he said, "Behold the fire and the wood; but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?"
8And Abraham said, "My son, God will provide Himself a lamb for a burnt offering." So they went both of them together.
9And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
10And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
11And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" And he said, "Here am I."
12And He said, "Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him; for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, from Me."
13And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked; and behold, behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh [that is, The LORD will provide]; as it is said to this day, "In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen."
15And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time
16and said, "By Myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son,
17in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is upon the seashore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies.
18And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because thou hast obeyed My voice."
19So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
20And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, "Behold Milcah, she hath also borne children unto thy brother Nahor:
21Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
22and Chesed and Hazo, and Pildash and Jidlaph and Bethuel."
23And Bethuel begot Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
24And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bore also Tebah and Gaham, and Thahash and Maachah.
23And Sarah was a hundred and seven and twenty years old; these were the years of the life of Sarah.
2And Sarah died in Kirjatharba (the same is Hebron) in the land of Canaan; and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.
3And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spoke unto the sons of Heth, saying,
4"I am a stranger and a sojourner with you. Give me a possession for a burying place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight."
5And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
6"Hear us, my lord: Thou art a mighty prince among us; in the choicest of our sepulchers bury thy dead. None of us shall withhold from thee his sepulcher, that thou mayest bury thy dead."
7And Abraham stood up and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
8And he communed with them, saying, "If it be in your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me Ephron the son of Zohar,
9that he may give me the cave of Machpelah which he hath, which is in the end of his field. For as much money as it is worth he shall give it to me as a possession for a burying place amongst you."
10And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,
11"Nay, my lord, hear me: The field give I thee; and the cave that is therein, I give it to thee. In the presence of the sons of my people give I it to thee; bury thy dead."
12And Abraham bowed himself down before the people of the land.
13And he spoke unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, "But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me. I will give thee money for the field. Take it from me, and I will bury my dead there."
14And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
15"My lord, hearken unto me: The land is worth four hundred shekels of silver. What is that between me and thee? Bury therefore thy dead."
16And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed the silver for Ephron which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth: four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
17And the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field that were in all the borders round about, were secured
18unto Abraham as a possession in the presence of the children 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 of Machpelah, before Mamre (the same is Hebron) in the land of Canaan.
20And the field and the cave that is therein were secured unto Abraham as a possession for a burying place by the sons of Heth.
24And Abraham was old and well stricken in age; and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.
2And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, who ruled over all that he had, "Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh;
3and I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell.
4But thou shalt go unto my country and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac."
5And the servant said unto him, "Perhaps the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land. Must I bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?"
6And Abraham said unto him, "Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.
7The LORD God of heaven, who took me from my father's house and from the land of my kindred, and who spoke unto me and who swore unto me, saying, 'Unto thy seed will I give this land,' He shall send His angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife for my son from thence.
8And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from 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 to him concerning that matter.
10And the servant took ten camels from the camels of his master and departed, for all the goods of his master were in his hand. And he arose and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
11And he made his camels to kneel down outside the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.
12And he said, "O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray Thee, send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto 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 damsel to whom I shall say, 'Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink,' and she shall say, 'Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also' -- let the same be she whom Thou hast appointed for Thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that Thou hast shown kindness unto my master."
15And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.
16And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her; and she went down to the well and filled her pitcher and came up.
17And the servant ran to meet her and said, "Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water from thy pitcher."
18And she said, "Drink, my lord"; and she hastened and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
19And when she had done giving him drink, she said, "I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking."
20And she hastened and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
21And the man, wondering at her, held his peace to learn whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
22And it came to pass, as the camels were done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of 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 in?"
24And she said unto him, "I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore unto Nahor."
25She said moreover unto him, "We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in."
26And the man bowed down his head, and worshiped the LORD.
27And he said, "Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master from His mercy and His truth. I, being on the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren."
28And the damsel ran and told those of her mother's house these things.
29And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban; and Laban ran out unto the man by the well.
30And it came to pass, when he saw the earring, and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, "Thus spoke the man unto me," that he came unto the man; and behold, he stood by the camels at the well.
31And he said, "Come in, thou blessed of the LORD. 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 his camels, and gave straw and provender to the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.
33And there was meat set before him to eat; but he said, "I will not eat until I have told mine errand." And he said, "Speak on."
34And he said, "I am Abraham's servant.
35And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly, and he is become great; and He hath given him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and menservants and maidservants, and camels and asses.
36And Sarah my master's wife bore a son to my master when she was old, and unto him hath he given all that he hath.
37And my master made me swear, saying, 'Thou shalt not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell;
38but thou shalt go unto my father's house and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son.'
39And I said unto my master, 'Perhaps the woman will not follow me.'
40And he said unto me, 'The LORD, before whom I walk, will send His angel with thee and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son from my kindred and from my father's house.
41Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.'
42And I came this day unto the well and said, 'O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now Thou do prosper my way which I go,
43behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, "Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink,"
44and she say to me, "Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels," let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's son.'
45And before I was done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well and drew water. And I said unto her, 'Let me drink, I pray thee.'
46And she made haste and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, 'Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also'; so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.
47And I asked her and said, 'Whose daughter art thou?' And she said, 'The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore unto him'; and I put the earring upon her face and the bracelets upon her hands.
48And I bowed down my head and worshiped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, who had led me in 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, that I may turn to the right hand or to the left."
50Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, "The thing proceedeth from the LORD; we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
51Behold, Rebekah is before thee; take her and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken."
52And it came to pass, when Abraham's servant heard their words, that he worshiped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.
53And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah; he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.
54And they ate and drank, he and the men who were with him, and tarried all night; and they arose up in the morning, and he said, "Send me away unto my master."
55And her brother and her mother said, "Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten. After that she shall go."
56And he said unto them, "Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way. Send me away, that I may go to my master."
57And they said, "We will call the damsel, and inquire from her mouth."
58And they called Rebekah and said unto her, "Wilt thou go with this man?" And she said, "I will go."
59And they sent away Rebekah their sister and her nurse, and Abraham's servant and his men.
60And they blessed Rebekah and said unto her, "Thou art our sister; be thou the mother of thousands of millions; and let thy seed possess the gate of those who hate them."
61And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels and followed the man; and the servant took Rebekah and went his way.
62And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country.
63And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide; and he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, the camels were coming.
64And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she alighted from the camel.
65For she had said unto the servant, "What man is this who walketh in the field to meet us?" And the servant had said, "It is my master"; therefore she took a veil and covered herself.
66And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
67And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent; and he took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her. And Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.
25Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was 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 Asshurim and Letushim and Leummim.
4And the sons of Midian: Ephah and Epher, and Hanoch and Abidah and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.
5And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.
6But unto the sons of the concubines whom Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts; and while he yet lived he sent them away from Isaac his son, eastward unto the east country.
7And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, a hundred threescore and fifteen years.
8Then Abraham gave up the ghost and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.
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 is before Mamre,
10the field which Abraham purchased from 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 by the well Lahairoi.
12Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bore unto Abraham.
13And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and Kedar and Adbeel and Mibsam,
14and Mishma and Dumah and Massa,
15Hadar and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.
16These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns and by their castles, twelve princes according to their nations.
17And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty and seven years; and he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people.
18And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt as thou goest toward Assyria; and he died in the presence 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 Rebekah for a wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister of Laban the Syrian.
21And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD was entreated by him, and Rebekah 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 the LORD.
23And the LORD said unto her, "Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy body; and the 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 threescore years old when she bore them.
27And the boys grew. And Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
28And Isaac loved Esau, because he ate of his venison; but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29And Jacob boiled pottage; and Esau came from the field, and he was faint.
30And Esau said to Jacob, "Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage, for I am faint"; therefore was his name called Edom.
31And Jacob said, "Sell me this day thy birthright."
32And Esau said, "Behold, I am at the point of dying. And what profit shall this birthright be to me?"
33And Jacob said, "Swear to me this day." And he swore unto him, and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
34Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils; and he ate and drank, and rose up and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
26And there was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines, unto Gerar.
2And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, "Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of.
3Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee and will bless thee. For unto thee and unto thy seed I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I swore unto Abraham thy father.
4And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed,
5because Abraham obeyed My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws."
6And Isaac dwelt in Gerar.
7And the men of the place asked him concerning his wife. And he said, "She is my sister"; for he feared to say, "She is my wife," lest, said he, "the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah, because she was fair to look upon."
8And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out a window and saw, and behold, Isaac was frolicking with Rebekah his wife.
9And Abimelech called Isaac and said, "Behold, of a surety she is thy wife; and how saidst thou, 'She is my sister'?" And Isaac said unto him, "Because I said, 'Lest I die for her.'"
10And Abimelech said, "What is this thou hast done unto us? One of the people might lightly have lain with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us."
11And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, "He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death."
12Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him.
13And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great.
14For he had possession of flocks and possession of herds, and great store of servants; and the Philistines envied him.
15For all the wells which his father's servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them and filled them with earth.
16And Abimelech said unto Isaac, "Go from us, for thou art much mightier than we."
17And Isaac departed from thence, and pitched his tent in the Valley of Gerar and dwelt there.
18And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham; and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
19And Isaac's servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.
20And the herdsmen of Gerar strove with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, "The water is ours." And he called the name of the well Esek [that is, Contention], because they strove with him.
21And they dug another well, and strove for that also; and he called the name of it Sitnah [that is, Hatred].
22And he removed from thence, and dug another well, and for that they strove not; and he called the name of it Rehoboth [that is, Room]. And he said, "For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land."
23And he went up from thence to Beersheba.
24And the LORD appeared unto him the same night and said, "I am the God of Abraham thy father. Fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for My servant Abraham's sake."
25And he built an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there; and there Isaac's servants dug a well.
26Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar with Ahuzzath one of his friends and Phichol the chief captain of his army.
27And Isaac said unto them, "Why come ye to me, seeing ye hate me and have sent me away from you?"
28And they said, "We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee; and we said, 'Let there be now an oath between us, even between us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee,
29that thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace. Thou art now the blessed of the LORD.'"
30And he made them a feast, and they ate and drank.
31And they rose up 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 which they had dug, and said unto him, "We have found water."
33And he called it Shebah [that is, An oath]; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba [that is, The well of the oath] unto this day.
34And Esau was forty years old when he took for a wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite,
35who were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.
27And it came to pass that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son and said unto him, "My son." And he said unto him, "Behold, here am I."
2And he said, "Behold now, I am old; I know not the day of my death.
3Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field and take me some venison.
4And make me savory meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat, that my soul may bless thee before I die."
5And Rebekah heard when Isaac spoke to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
6And Rebekah spoke unto Jacob her son, saying, "Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,
7'Bring me venison, and make me savory meat, that I may eat and bless thee before the LORD before my death.'
8Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee.
9Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats, and I will make them savory meat for thy father, such as he loveth;
10and thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat and that he may bless thee before his death."
11And Jacob said to Rebekah 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 seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon myself and not a blessing."
13And his mother said unto him, "Upon me be thy curse, my son; only obey my voice, and go, fetch me them."
14And he went, and fetched and brought them to his mother; and his mother made savory meat, such as his father loved.
15And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son;
16and she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands and upon the smooth of his neck.
17And she gave the savory meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.
18And he came unto his father, and said, "My father." And he said, "Here am I. Who art thou, my son?"
19And Jacob said unto his father, "I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me. Arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me."
20And Isaac said unto his son, "How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son?" And he said, "Because the LORD thy God brought it to me."
21And Isaac said unto Jacob, "Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not."
22And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him and said, "The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau."
23And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands; so he blessed him.
24And he said, "Art thou my very son Esau?" And he said, "I am."
25And he said, "Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee." And he brought it near to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine, and he drank.
26And his father Isaac said unto him, "Come near now, and kiss me, my son."
27And he came near, and kissed him; and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him and said, "See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed.
28Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine.
29Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee; be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee. Cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee!"
30And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
31And he also had made savory meat, and brought it unto his father and said unto his father, "Let my father arise and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me."
32And Isaac his father said unto him, "Who art thou?" And he said, "I am thy son, thy firstborn, Esau."
33And Isaac trembled exceedingly and said, "Who? Where is he that hath taken venison and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? Yea, and he shall be blessed."
34And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, "Bless me, even me also, O my father!"
35And he said, "Thy brother came with subtlety, and hath taken away thy blessing."
36And he said, "Is not he rightly named Jacob [that is, A supplanter]? For he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright, and behold, now he hath taken away my blessing." And he said, "Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?"
37And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, "Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him. And what shall I do now unto thee, my son?"
38And Esau said unto his father, "Hast thou but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father!" And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.
39And Isaac his father answered and said unto 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 shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck."
41And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him. And Esau said in his heart, "The days of mourning for my father are at hand. Then will I slay my brother Jacob."
42And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah; and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, "Behold, thy brother Esau doth comfort himself concerning thee, purposing to kill thee.
43Now therefore my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother in Haran,
44and tarry with him a few days until thy brother's fury turn away--
45until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him. Then I will send and fetch thee from thence. Why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?"
46And Rebekah said to Isaac, "I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth. If Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these who are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?"
28And Isaac called Jacob and blessed him, and charged him and said unto him, "Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.
2Arise, go to Padanaram to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father, and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.
3And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;
4and give thee the blessing of Abraham to thee and to thy seed with thee, that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham."
5And Isaac sent away Jacob; and he went to Padanaram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.
6When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram to take him a wife from thence, and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, "Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan,"
7and that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Padanaram,
8and Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father--
9then went Esau unto Ishmael, and added unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
10And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
11And he alighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
12And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
13And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, "I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father and the God of Isaac: The land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed.
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 whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of."
16And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I knew it not."
17And he was afraid and said, "How fearsome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven."
18And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar and poured oil upon the top of it.
19And he called the name of that place Bethel [that is, The house of God]; but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
20And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, "If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and raiment to put on,
21so that I come again to my father's house in peace, then shall the LORD be my God.
22And this stone which I have set for a pillar shall be God's house; and of all that Thou shalt give me I will surely give a tenth unto Thee."
29Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.
2And he looked, and behold, a well in the field, and lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks; and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.
3And thither were all the flocks gathered; and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.
4And Jacob said unto them, "My brethren, from whence be ye?" And they said, "Of Haran are we."
5And he said unto them, "Know ye Laban the son of Nahor?" And they said, "We know him."
6And he said unto them, "Is he well?" And they said, "He is well; and behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep."
7And he said, "Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together. Water ye the sheep, and go and feed them."
8And they said, "We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together, and until they roll the stone from the well's mouth. Then we water the sheep."
9And while he yet spoke with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she kept them.
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 well's mouth and watered the flock of Laban, his mother's brother.
11And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice and wept.
12And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah'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, "Surely thou art my bone and my flesh." And he abode with him the space of a month.
15And Laban said unto Jacob, "Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? Tell me, what shall thy wages be?"
16And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
17Leah was tendereyed, but Rachel was beautiful and wellfavored.
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 seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had for her.
21And Jacob said unto Laban, "Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto 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 unto her.
24And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah, Zilpah his maid for a handmaid.
25And it came to pass that in the morning, behold, it was Leah; and he said to Laban, "What is this thou hast done unto me? Did not I serve with thee for Rachel? Why then hast thou beguiled me?"
26And Laban said, "It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.
27Fulfill her week, and we will give thee this other also, for which service thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years."
28And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week; and he gave him Rachel his daughter for a wife also.
29And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
30And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
31And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.
32And Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben [that is, See a son]; for she said, "Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction. Now therefore my husband will love me."
33And she conceived again and bore a son, and said, "Because the LORD hath heard that I was hated, He hath therefore given me this son also." And she called his name Simeon [that is, Hearing].
34And she conceived again and bore a son, and said, "Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have borne him three sons." Therefore was his name called Levi [that is, Joined].
35And she conceived again and bore a son; and she said, "Now will I praise the LORD." Therefore she called his name Judah [that is, Praise], and ceased bearing.
30And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister, and said unto 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 hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?"
3And she said, "Behold my maid Bilhah. Go in unto her, and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her."
4And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid for a wife; and Jacob went in unto her.
5And Bilhah conceived and bore Jacob a son.
6And Rachel said, "God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice and hath given me a son." Therefore she called his name Dan [that is, Judging].
7And Bilhah, Rachel's maid, conceived again and bore Jacob a second son.
8And Rachel said, "With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed." And she called his name Naphtali [that is, My wrestling].
9When Leah saw that she had ceased bearing, she took Zilpah her maid and gave her to Jacob for a wife;
10and Zilpah, Leah's maid, bore Jacob a son.
11And Leah said, "A troop cometh." And she called his name Gad [that is, A troop or company].
12And Zilpah, Leah's maid, bore Jacob a second son.
13And Leah said, "Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed." And she called his name Asher [that is, Happy].
14And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, "Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes."
15But she said unto her, "Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? And wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also?" And Rachel said, "Therefore he shall lie with thee tonight, for thy son's mandrakes."
16And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him and said, "Thou must come in unto me, for surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes." And he lay with her that night.
17And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob the fifth son.
18And Leah said, "God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband." And she called his name Issachar [that is, A hire].
19And Leah conceived again and bore Jacob the sixth son.
20And Leah said, "God hath endued me with a good dowry. Now will my husband dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons." And she called his name Zebulun [that is, Dwelling].
21And afterwards she bore a daughter, and called her name Dinah [that is, Judgment].
22And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her and opened her womb.
23And she conceived and bore a son, and said, "God hath taken away my reproach."
24And she called his name Joseph [that is, Adding], and said, "The LORD shall add to me another son."
25And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, "Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place and to my country.
26Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served thee, and let me go; for thou knowest my service which I have done thee."
27And Laban said unto him, "I pray thee, if I have found favor in thine eyes, tarry; for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake."
28And he said, "Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it."
29And he said unto him, "Thou knowest how I have served thee and how thy flocks have been with me.
30For it was little which thou had before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming. And now, when shall I provide for mine own house also?"
31And he said, "What shall I give thee?" And Jacob said, "Thou shalt not give me any thing. If thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock:
32I will pass through all thy flock today, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted animals, and all the brown animals among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and of such shall be my hire.
33So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me."
34And Laban said, "Behold, I would it might be according to thy word."
35And he removed that day the hegoats that were ringstreaked and spotted, and all the shegoats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.
36And he set three days' journey between himself and Jacob; and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
37And Jacob took rods of green poplar and of the hazel and chestnut tree, and peeled white strips in them and made the white appear which was in the rods.
38And he set the rods which he had peeled before the flocks in the gutters, in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink.
39And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth animals ringstreaked, speckled and spotted.
40And Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstreaked and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not with Laban's flocks.
41And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger animals conceived, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the animals in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods.
42But when the animals were feeble, he put them not in; so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.
43And the man increased exceedingly and had large flocks, and maidservants and menservants, and camels and asses.
31And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, "Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and from that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory."
2And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and behold, it was not toward him as before.
3And the LORD said unto Jacob, "Return unto 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 field unto his flock,
5and said unto them, "I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.
6And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.
7And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times, but God did not suffer him to hurt me.
8If he said thus: 'The speckled shall be thy wages,' then all the animals bore speckled; and if he said thus: 'The ringstreaked shall be thy hire,' then all the animals bore ringstreaked.
9Thus God hath taken away the flocks of your father, and given them to me.
10And it came to pass at the time that the animals conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes and saw in a dream, and behold, the rams which leaped upon the animals were ringstreaked, speckled, and grizzled.
11And the angel of God spoke unto me in a dream, saying, 'Jacob!' And I said, 'Here am I.'
12And he said, 'Lift up now thine eyes and see: all the rams which leap upon the animals are ringstreaked, speckled, and grizzled; for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.
13I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointed the pillar, and where thou vowed a vow unto Me. Now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.'"
14And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, "Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?
15Are we not counted by him strangers? For he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.
16For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours and our children's. Now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do."
17Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels.
18And he carried away all his flocks and all his goods which he had gotten, the flocks of his getting which he had gotten in Padanaram, to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.
19And Laban went to shear his sheep; and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.
20And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.
21So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount of 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 they overtook him on the mount of Gilead.
24And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, "Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad."
25Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent on the mount; and Laban with his brethren pitched on the mount of Gilead.
26And Laban said to Jacob, "What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters as captives taken with the sword?
27Why didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth and with songs, with taboret and with harp,
28and hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.
29It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt; but the God of your father spoke unto me yesternight, saying, 'Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.'
30And now, though thou wouldest be gone, because thou sorely longed after thy father's house, yet why hast thou stolen my gods?"
31And Jacob answered and said to Laban, "Because I was afraid; for I said, 'Perhaps thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.'
32With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live. Before our brethren, discern thou what is thine with me, and take it with thee." For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.
33And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maidservants' tents, but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.
34Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's saddle and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.
35And she said to her father, "Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee, for the custom of women is upon me." And he searched, but found not the images.
36And Jacob was wroth, and chided Laban; and Jacob answered and said to Laban, "What is my trespass? What is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
37Whereas thou hast searched all my goods, what hast thou found of all thy household things? Set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge between us both.
38These twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy shegoats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.
39That which was torn by beasts I brought not unto thee; I bore the loss of it. From my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day or stolen by night.
40Thus I was: in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night, and my sleep departed from mine eyes.
41Thus have I been twenty years in thy house. I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy flocks; and thou hast changed my wages ten times.
42Unless the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou would have sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight."
43And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, "These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these flocks are my flocks, and all that thou seest is mine. And what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children whom they have borne?
44Now therefore come thou, 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 as a pillar.
46And Jacob said unto his brethren, "Gather stones"; and they took stones and made a heap, and they ate there upon the heap.
47And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha [that is, The heap of witness], but 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,
49and Mizpah [that is, A beacon or watchtower]; for he said, "The LORD watch between me and thee when we are absent one from another.
50If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other 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 this pillar, which I have cast between me and thee.
52This heap is a witness, and this pillar is a witness, that I will not pass beyond this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass beyond this heap and this pillar unto 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.
54Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread; and they ate bread, and tarried all night on the mount.
55And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters and blessed them. And Laban departed, and returned unto his place.
32And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
2And when Jacob saw them, he said, "This is God's host." And he called the name of that place Mahanaim [that is, Two hosts or camps].
3And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
4And he commanded them, saying, "Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau, 'Thy servant Jacob saith thus: I have sojourned with Laban and stayed there until now,
5and I have oxen and asses, flocks and menservants and womenservants; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.'"
6And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, "We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him."
7Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks and herds and the camels into two bands.
8And he said, "If Esau come to the one company and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape."
9And Jacob said, "O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, the LORD who saidst unto me, 'Return unto thy country and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee'--
10I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which Thou hast shown unto Thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I have become two bands.
11Deliver me, I pray Thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me and the mother with the children.
12And Thou saidst, 'I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.'"
13And he lodged there that same night, and took from that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother:
14two hundred shegoats and twenty hegoats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,
15thirty milk camels with their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty sheasses and ten foals.
16And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself, and said unto his servants, "Pass over before me, and put a space between drove and drove."
17And he commanded the foremost, saying, "When Esau my brother meeteth thee and asketh thee, saying, 'Whose art thou? And whither goest thou? And whose are these before thee?'
18then thou shalt say, 'They are thy servant Jacob's. It is a present sent unto my lord Esau; and behold also, he is behind us.'"
19And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all who followed the droves, saying, "In this manner shall ye speak unto Esau when ye find him.
20And say ye moreover, 'Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us.'" For he said, "I will appease him with the presents that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face. Perhaps he will accept me."
21So went the presents over before him, and he himself lodged that night in the company.
22And he rose up that night, and took his two wives and his two womenservants and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.
23And he took them and sent them over the brook, and sent over what he had.
24And Jacob was left alone, and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
25And when the man saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint as he wrestled with him.
26And the man said, "Let me go, for the day breaketh." And he said, "I will not let thee go, unless thou bless me."
27And he said unto him, "What is thy name?" And he said, "Jacob."
28And he said, "Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel; for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed."
29And Jacob asked him, and said, "Tell me, I pray thee, thy name." And he said, "Why is it that thou dost ask after my name?" And he blessed him there.
30And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel [that is, The face of God]: "For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved."
31And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he limped upon his thigh.
32Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day, because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.
33And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau came and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two handmaids.
2And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindmost.
3And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground 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 those with thee?" And he said, "The children which God hath graciously given thy servant."
6Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.
7And Leah also with her children came near and bowed themselves; and after these came Joseph and Rachel near, and they bowed themselves.
8And he said, "What meanest thou by all this drove which I met?" And he said, "These are to find grace in the sight of my lord."
9And Esau said, "I have enough, my brother. Keep what thou hast unto thyself."
10And Jacob said, "Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand; for therefore I have seen thy face as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.
11Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee, because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough." And he urged him, and he took it.
12And he said, "Let us take our journey; and let us go, and I will go before thee."
13And he said unto him, "My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me; and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.
14Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant; and I will lead on gently, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children are able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir."
15And Esau said, "Let me now leave with thee some of the folk who are with me." And he said, "What need is there? Let me find grace in the sight of my lord."
16So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.
17And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house, and made booths for his cattle. Therefore the name of the place is called Succoth [that is, Booths].
18And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram, and pitched his tent before the city.
19And he bought a parcel of a field where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces of money.
20And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel [that is, God, the God of Israel].
34And Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she bore unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.
2And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her and lay with her, and defiled her.
3And his soul cleaved unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel and spoke kindly unto the damsel.
4And Shechem spoke unto his father Hamor, saying, "Get me this damsel for a wife."
5And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter. Now his sons were with his cattle in the field, and Jacob held his peace until they had come.
6And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him.
7And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter, which thing ought not to be done.
8And Hamor communed with them, saying, "The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter. I pray you give her to him for a wife;
9and make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.
10And ye shall dwell with us, and the land shall be before you. Dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein."
11And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, "Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me, I will give.
12Ask me ever so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me; but give me the damsel for a wife."
13And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said -- because he had defiled Dinah their sister"
14and they said unto them, "We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a reproach unto us.
15But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we are, that every male of you be circumcised,
16then will we give our daughters unto you; and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.
17But if ye will not hearken unto us to be circumcised, then will we take our daughter and we will be gone."
18And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem, Hamor's son.
19And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter; and he was more honorable than all the house of his father.
20And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,
21"These men are peaceable with us. Therefore let them dwell in the land and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters.
22Only herein will the men consent unto us to dwell with us, to be one people: if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.
23Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs be ours? Only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us."
24And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all who went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.
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 man his sword, and came upon the city boldly and slew all the males.
26And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son 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 despoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.
28They took their sheep and their oxen and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field;
29and all their wealth, and all their little ones and their wives took they captive, and despoiled even all that was in the house.
30And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "Ye have troubled me to make me a stench among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites. And I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house."
31And they said, "Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot?"
35And God said unto Jacob, "Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there; and make there an altar unto God, who appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother."
2Then Jacob said unto his household and to all that were with him, "Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean and change your garments.
3And let us arise and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went."
4And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was 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.
6So Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people that were with him.
7And he built there an altar and called the place Elbethel [that is, The God of Bethel], because there God appeared unto him when he fled from the face of his brother.
8But Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried below Bethel under an oak; and the name of it was called Allonbachuth [that is, The oak of weeping].
9And God appeared unto Jacob again when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.
10And God said unto him, "Thy name is Jacob; thy name shall not be called Jacob any more, but Israel shall be thy name"; and He called his name Israel.
11And God said unto him, "I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins.
12And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land."
13And God went up from him in the place where He talked with him.
14And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where He talked with him, even a pillar of stone; and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.
15And Jacob called the name of the place where God spoke with him Bethel.
16And they journeyed from Bethel. And there was but a little way to come to Ephrath; and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor.
17And it came to pass, when she was in hard labor, that the midwife said unto her, "Fear not. Thou shalt have this son also."
18And it came to pass as her soul was in departing (for she died), that she called his name Benoni [that is, The son of my sorrow], but his father called him Benjamin [that is, The son of the right hand].
19And Rachel died, and was buried on the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.
20And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.
21And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of 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 it. Now 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 handmaid: Dan and Naphtali;
26and the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid: Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Padanaram.
27And Jacob came unto Isaac his father at Mamre, unto the city of Arbah (which is Hebron) where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
28And the days of Isaac were a hundred and fourscore years.
29And Isaac gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
36Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.
2Esau took his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite; and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
3and Basemath, Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.
4And Adah bore to Esau, Eliphaz; and Basemath bore Reuel;
5and Aholibamah bore Jeush and Jaalam and Korah. These are the sons of Esau, who were born unto him in the land of Canaan.
6And Esau took his wives, and his sons and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle and all his beasts, and all his substance which he had gotten in the land of Canaan, and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob.
7For their riches were more than that they might dwell together, and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.
8Thus dwelt Esau in Mount Seir. Esau is Edom.
9And these are the generations of Esau, the father of the Edomites in Mount Seir.
10These are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Basemath the wife of Esau.
11And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz.
12And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz, Esau's son, and she bore to Eliphaz, Amalek: these were the sons of Adah, Esau's wife.
13And these are the sons of Reuel: Nahath and Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah: these were the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife.
14And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife; and she bore to Esau: Jeush and Jaalam and Korah.
15These were chiefs of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz the firstborn son of Esau: Chief Teman, Chief Omar, Chief Zepho, Chief Kenaz,
16Chief Korah, Chief Gatam, and Chief Amalek: these are the chiefs who came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these were 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 who came of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife.
18And these are the sons of Aholibamah, Esau's wife: Chief Jeush, Chief Jaalam, Chief Korah: these were the chiefs who came of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.
19These are the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these are their chiefs.
20These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land: Lotan and Shobal, and Zibeon and Anah,
21and Dishon and Ezer and Dishan: these are the chiefs of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.
22And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister was Timna.
23And the children of Shobal were these: Alvan and Manahath and Ebal, Shepho and Onam.
24And these are the children of Zibeon: both Ajah and Anah; this was that Anah that found the mules in the wilderness as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.
25And the children of Anah were these: Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah.
26And these are the children of Dishon: Hemdan and Eshban, and Ithran and Cheran.
27The children of Ezer are these: Bilhan and Zaavan and Akan.
28The children of Dishan are these: Uz and Aran.
29These are the chiefs who came of the Horites: Chief Lotan, Chief Shobal, Chief Zibeon, Chief Anah,
30Chief Dishon, Chief Ezer, Chief Dishan: these are the chiefs who came of the Horites, among their chiefs in the land of Seir.
31And these are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any 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 field 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 by the river reigned in his stead.
38And Saul died, and Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.
39And Baalhanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead; and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
40And these are the names of the chiefs who came of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names: Chief Timnah, Chief Alvah, Chief Jetheth,
41Chief Aholibamah, Chief Elah, Chief Pinon,
42Chief Kenaz, Chief Teman, Chief Mibzar,
43Chief Magdiel, Chief Iram: these are the chiefs of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession; he is Esau, the father of the Edomites.
37And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
2These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought unto his father an evil report about them.
3Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a coat of many colors.
4And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him and could not speak peaceably unto him.
5And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brethren; and they hated him yet the more.
6And he said unto them, "Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
7For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf."
8And his brethren said to him, "Shalt thou indeed reign over us? Or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us?" And they hated him yet the more for his dreams and for his words.
9And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brethren and said, "Behold, I have dreamed one dream more; and behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me."
10And he told it to his father and to his brethren; and his father rebuked him and said unto him, "What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?"
11And his brethren envied him, but his father observed the saying.
12And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem.
13And Israel said unto Joseph, "Do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send thee unto them." And he said to him, "Here am I."
14And he said to him, "Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren and well with the flocks, and bring me word again." So he sent him out of the Vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
15And a certain man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field; and the man asked him, saying, "What seekest thou?"
16And he said, "I seek my brethren. Tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks."
17And the man said, "They have departed hence, for I heard them say, 'Let us go to Dothan.'" And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
18And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him.
19And they said one to another, "Behold, this dreamer cometh.
20Come now therefore and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, 'Some evil beast hath devoured him'; and we shall see what will become of his dreams."
21And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands and said, "Let us not kill him."
22And Reuben said unto them, "Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him" -- that he might rid him out of their hands to deliver him to his father again.
23And it came to pass, when Joseph had come unto his brethren, that they stripped Joseph of his coat, his coat of many colors that was on him;
24and they took him and cast him into a pit. And 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 company of Ishmaelites came from Gilead with their camels, bearing spices and balm and myrrh, going to carry them down to Egypt.
26And Judah said unto his brethren, "What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood?
27Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh." And his brethren were content.
28Then there passed by Midianite merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they brought Joseph into Egypt.
29And Reuben returned unto the pit, and behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.
30And he returned unto his brethren and said, "The child is no more; and I, whither shall I go?"
31And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid from the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood.
32And they sent the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their father and said, "This have we found. Know now whether it be thy son's coat or not?"
33And he knew it, and said, "It is my son's coat. An evil beast hath devoured him. Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces."
34And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon 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 he said, "For I will go down into the grave unto my son, mourning." Thus his father wept for him.
36And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's and captain of the guard.
38And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned unto a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.
2And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shua; and he took her, and went in unto her.
3And she conceived and bore a son, and he called his name Er.
4And she conceived again and bore a son, and she called his name Onan.
5And she yet again conceived and bore a son, and called his name Shelah. And he was at Chezib when she bore him.
6And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.
7And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.
8And Judah said unto Onan, "Go in unto thy brother's wife and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother."
9And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest he should give seed to his brother.
10And the thing which he did displeased the LORD; therefore He slew him also.
11Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter-in-law, "Remain a widow at thy father's house, until Shelah my son is grown"; for he said, "Lest perhaps he die also, as his brethren did." And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.
12And in process of time, the daughter of Shua, Judah's wife, died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
13And it was told Tamar, saying, "Behold, thy father-in-law goeth up to Timnah to shear his sheep."
14And she put her widow's garments off from her and covered herself with a veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place which is on the way to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him as wife.
15When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a harlot, because she had covered her face.
16And he turned unto her on the wayside and said, "Come, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee" (for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law). And she said, "What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?"
17And he said, "I will send thee a kid 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 bracelets and thy staff that is in thine hand." And he gave it to her and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.
19And she arose and went away, and laid aside her veil from her, and put on the garments of her widowhood.
20And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite to receive his pledge from the woman's hand, but he found her not.
21Then he asked the men of that place, saying, "Where is the harlot who was openly by the wayside?" And they said, "There was no harlot in this place."
22And he returned to Judah and said, "I cannot find her, and also the men of the place said that there was no harlot in this place."
23And Judah said, "Let her take them for herself, lest we be shamed; 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 hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom." And Judah said, "Bring her forth, and let her be burned."
25When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, "By the man whose these are, am I with child." And she said, "Discern, I pray thee, whose are these -- the signet, and bracelets, and staff."
26And Judah acknowledged them and said, "She hath been more righteous than I, because I gave her not to Shelah my son." And he knew her again no more.
27And it came to pass in the time of her travail that, behold, twins were in her womb.
28And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand; and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, "This came out first."
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? This breach be upon thee." Therefore his name was called Perez [that is, A breach].
30And afterward came out his brother who had the scarlet thread upon his hand, and his name was called Zerah.
39And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from the hands of the Ishmaelites, who had brought him down thither.
2And the LORD 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 the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
4And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him. And he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.
5And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house and in the field.
6And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not anything he had, save the bread which he ate. And Joseph was a goodly person, and wellfavored.
7And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, "Lie with me."
8But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, "Behold, my master knoweth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand.
9There is none greater in this house than I, neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?"
10And it came to pass, as she spoke to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her to lie by her or to be with her.
11And it came to pass about this time that Joseph went into the house to do his business, and there were none of the men of the house there within.
12And she caught him by his garment, saying, "Lie with me." And he left his garment in her hand and fled, and got himself 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 unto the men of her house and spoke unto them, saying, "See, he hath brought in a Hebrew unto us to mock us. He came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice.
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 got himself out."
16And she laid aside his garment by her until his lord came home.
17And she spoke unto him according to these words, saying, "The Hebrew servant whom thou hast brought unto us came in unto me to mock me.
18And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me and fled out."
19And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife which she spoke unto him, saying, "After this manner did thy servant to me," that his wrath was kindled.
20And Joseph's master took him and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound; and he was there in the prison.
21But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
22And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners who were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it.
23The keeper of the prison looked not into any thing that was under his hand, because the LORD was with him; and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.
40And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt.
2And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers--against the chief of the butlers and against the chief of the bakers.
3And he put them under guard in the house of the captain of the guard, into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.
4And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them; and they continued a season under guard.
5And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were bound in the prison.
6And Joseph came in unto them in the morning and looked upon them, and behold, they were sad.
7And he asked Pharaoh's officers who were with him in the guard of his lord's house, saying, "Why look ye so sadly today?"
8And they said unto him, "We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it." And Joseph said unto them, "Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me them, I pray you."
9And the chief butler 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 and her blossoms shot forth, and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes.
11And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand."
12And Joseph said unto him, "This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days.
13Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head and restore thee unto thy place; and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.
14But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and show kindness, I pray thee, unto me; and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house.
15For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews; and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon."
16When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, "I also was in my dream, and behold, I had three white baskets on my head.
17And in the uppermost basket there were all manner of baked meats for Pharaoh, and the birds ate them out of the basket upon my head."
18And Joseph answered and said, "This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days.
19Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee."
20And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants. And he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.
21And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again, and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand;
22but he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them.
23Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but 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 wellfavored cows, and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.
3And behold, seven other cows came up after them out of the river, illfavored and leanfleshed, and stood by the other cows upon the brink of the river.
4And the illfavored and leanfleshed cows ate up the seven wellfavored and fat cows. So Pharaoh awoke.
5And he slept and dreamed the second time; and behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
6And behold, seven thin ears, blasted with the east wind sprang up after them.
7And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank 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 magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof. And Pharaoh told them his dream, but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
9Then spoke the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, "I do remember my faults this day.
10Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me under guard in the captain of the guard's house, both me and the chief baker.
11And we dreamed a dream one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream.
12And there was there with us a young man, a Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams. To each man according to his dream he did interpret.
13And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was: me he restored unto mine 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 raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.
15And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it; and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it."
16And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, "It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace."
17And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river.
18And behold, there came up out of the river seven cows, fatfleshed and wellfavored, and they fed in a meadow.
19And behold, seven other cows came up after them, poor and very illfavored and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness.
20And the lean and the illfavored cows ate up the first seven fat cows;
21and when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them, but they were still illfavored, as at the beginning. So I awoke.
22And I saw in my dream, and behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good;
23and behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind sprang up after them.
24And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears. And I told this unto the magicians, but there was none that could declare it to me."
25And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, "The dreams of Pharaoh are one. God hath shown Pharaoh what He is about to do.
26The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good ears are seven years: the dreams are one.
27And the seven thin and illfavored cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.
28This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: what God is about to do He showeth unto Pharaoh.
29Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt.
30And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine shall consume the land.
31And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following, for it shall be very grievous.
32And for that the dream was repeated unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
33Now therefore let Pharaoh seek out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
34Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint overseers over the land, and take up a fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.
35And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
36And that food shall be for store for the land against the seven years of famine which shall be in the land of Egypt, that the land perish not through the famine."
37And the counsel was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants.
38And Pharaoh said unto his servants, "Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?"
39And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "Inasmuch as God hath shown thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art.
40Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled. Only in the throne will I be greater than thou."
41And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt."
42And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck.
43And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, "Bow the knee!" And he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.
44And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt."
45And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him for a wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah, priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.
46And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.
47And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.
48And he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities; the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.
49And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea -- very much, until he left off numbering; for it was without number.
50And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, whom Asenath the daughter of Potipherah, priest of On, bore unto him.
51And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh [that is, Forgetting], "For God," said he, "hath made me forget all my toil and all my father's house."
52And the name of the second called he Ephraim [that is, Fruitful], "For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction."
53And the seven years of plenteousness, which were in the land of Egypt, were ended.
54And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said; and the dearth was in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
55And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, "Go unto Joseph. What he saith to you, do."
56And the famine was over all the face of the earth; and Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold unto the Egyptians. And the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
57And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph to buy corn, because the famine was so sore in all lands.
42Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons, "Why do ye look one upon another?"
2And he said, "Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt. Go down thither and buy for us from thence, that we may live and not die."
3And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.
4But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren, for he said, "Lest perhaps mischief befall him."
5And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those who came, for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
6And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was who sold to all the people of the land; and Joseph's brethren came and bowed down themselves before him with their faces to the earth.
7And Joseph saw his brethren, and he recognized them, but made himself as a stranger unto them and spoke roughly unto them; and he said unto them, "From whence come ye?" And they said, "From the land of Canaan to buy food."
8And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
9And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed about them, and said unto them, "Ye are spies! To see the nakedness of the land ye have come!"
10And they said unto him, "Nay, my lord, but to buy food have thy servants come.
11We are all one man's sons; we are true men, thy servants are no spies."
12And he said unto them, "Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye have come."
13And they said, "Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is no more."
14And Joseph said unto them, "That is it that I spoke unto you, saying, 'Ye are spies!'
15Hereby ye shall be tested: by the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, unless your youngest brother come hither.
16Send one of you and let him fetch your brother; and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be tested, whether there be any truth in you; or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies!"
17And he put them all together into custody three days.
18And Joseph said unto them the third day, "This do, and live, for I fear God:
19If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the prison house. Go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses.
20But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die." And they did so.
21And they said one to another, "We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul when he besought us, and we would not hear. Therefore has this distress come upon us."
22And Reuben answered them, saying, "Spoke I not unto you, saying, 'Do not sin against the child'; and ye would not hear? Therefore, behold, also his blood is required."
23And they knew not that Joseph understood them, for he spoke unto them by an interpreter.
24And he turned himself away from them and wept; and returned to them again and communed with them, and took from them Simeon and bound him before their eyes.
25Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way; and thus did he unto them.
26And they laded their asses with the corn and departed thence.
27And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender at the inn, he espied his money; for behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.
28And he said unto his brethren, "My money is restored; and lo, it is even in my sack." And their heart failed them and they were afraid, saying one to another, "What is this that God hath done unto us?"
29And they came unto Jacob their father, unto the land of Canaan, and told him all that befell them, saying,
30"The man who is the lord of the land spoke roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
31And we said unto him, 'We are true men; we are no spies.
32We are twelve brethren, sons of our father. One is no more, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.'
33And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, 'Hereby shall I know that ye are true men: Leave one of your brethren here with me, and take food for the famine of your households, and be gone;
34and bring your youngest brother unto me. Then shall I know that ye are not spies, but that ye are true men; so will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffic in the land.'"
35And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack; and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.
36And Jacob their father said unto them, "Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is no more, and Simeon is no more, and ye will take Benjamin away. All these things are against me."
37And Reuben spoke unto his father, saying, "Slay my two sons if I bring him not to thee. Deliver him into my hand, and I will bring him to thee again."
38And he said, "My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead, and he is left alone. If mischief befall him by the way in which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave."
43And the famine was sore in the land.
2And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, "Go again, buy us a little food."
3And Judah spoke unto him, saying, "The man did solemnly declare unto 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 wilt not send him, we will not go down, for the man said unto us, 'Ye shall not see my face, unless your brother be with you.'"
6And Israel said, "Why dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?"
7And they said, "The man asked us strictly about our state, and about our kindred, saying, 'Is your father yet alive? Have ye another brother?' And we told him according to the tenor of these words. Could we certainly know that he would say, 'Bring your brother down'?"
8And Judah said unto Israel his father, "Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, both we and thou, and also our little ones.
9I will be surety for him; from my hand shalt thou require him. If I bring him not unto thee and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever;
10for had we not lingered, surely now we would have returned this second time."
11And their father Israel said unto them, "If it must be so now, do this: Take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts and almonds.
12And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand. Perhaps it was an oversight.
13Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man;
14and God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother and Benjamin. If I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved!"
15And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and they rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
16And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, "Bring these men home, and slay a beast and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon."
17And the man did as Joseph bade, and the man brought the men into Joseph's house.
18And the men were afraid because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, "Because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time are we brought in, that he may seek occasion against us and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and also our asses."
19And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house
20and said, "O sir, we came indeed down the first time 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 in full weight; and we have brought it again in our hand.
22And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food. We cannot tell who put our money in our sacks."
23And he said, "Peace be to you, fear not; your God and the God of your father hath given you treasure in your sacks. I had your money." And he brought Simeon out unto them.
24And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.
25And they made ready the present for Joseph's coming at noon, for they heard that they should eat bread there.
26And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves before 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 answered, "Thy servant our father is in good health; he is yet alive." And they bowed down their heads 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 unto me?" And he said, "God be gracious unto thee, my son."
30And Joseph made haste, for his heart yearned for his brother, and he sought somewhere to weep; and he entered into his chamber and wept there.
31And he washed his face and went out, and restrained himself, and said, "Set on the bread."
32And they served him by himself, and them by themselves, and 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 marveled one at another.
34And he took and sent portions unto them from before him, but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as any of theirs. And they drank and were merry with him.
44And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, "Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in the mouth of his sack.
2And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn money." And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
3As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses.
4And when they had gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, "Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, 'Why have ye rewarded evil for good?
5Is not this that from which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? Ye have done evil in so doing.'"
6And he overtook them, and he spoke unto them these same words.
7And they said unto him, "Why saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing!
8Behold, the money which we found in the mouths of our sacks we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan. How then would we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold?
9With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen."
10And he said, "Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant, and ye shall be blameless."
11Then every man speedily took down his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack.
12And he searched, and began with the eldest and ended with the youngest; and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
13Then they rent their clothes; and every man loaded his ass, and returned to the city.
14And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house (for he was yet there), and they fell before him on the ground.
15And Joseph said unto them, "What deed is this that ye have done? Know ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?"
16And Judah said, "What shall we say unto my lord? What shall we speak? Or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants; behold, we are my lord's servants, both we and he also with whom the cup was found."
17And he said, "God forbid that I should do so; but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, go up in peace unto your father."
18Then Judah came near unto him and said, "Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant; for thou art even as Pharaoh.
19My lord asked his servants, saying, 'Have ye a father or a brother?'
20And we said unto my lord, 'We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.'
21And thou saidst unto thy servants, 'Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine eyes upon him.'
22And we said unto my lord, 'The lad cannot leave his father; for if he should leave his father, his father would die.'
23And thou saidst unto 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 unto thy servant, my father, we told him the words of my lord.
25And our father said, 'Go again, and buy us a little food.'
26And we said, 'We cannot go down. If our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down, for we may not see the man's face unless our youngest brother is with us.'
27And thy servant, my father, said unto us, 'Ye know that my wife bore me two sons;
28and the one went out from me, and I said, "Surely he is torn in pieces"; and I saw him not since.
29And if ye take this also from me, and harm befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.'
30Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father and the lad be not with us, seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life,
31it shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die; and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.
32For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, 'If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever.'
33Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant remain instead of the lad as a bondman to my lord, and let the lad go up with his brethren.
34For how shall I go up to my father and the lad be not with me, lest perhaps I see the evil that shall come upon my father?"
45Then Joseph could not restrain himself before all those who stood by him; and he cried, "Cause every man to go out from me!" And there stood no man with him while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.
2And he wept aloud, and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.
3And Joseph said unto his brethren, "I am Joseph. Doth my father yet live?" And his brethren could not answer him, for they were troubled at his presence.
4And Joseph said unto his brethren, "Come near to me, I pray you." And they came near; and he said, "I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
5Now therefore be not grieved nor angry with yourselves that ye sold me hither, for God sent me before you to preserve life.
6For these two years hath the famine been in the land, and yet there are five years in which there shall neither be planting nor harvest.
7And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
8So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God; and He hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
9Hasten ye, and go up to my father and say unto him, 'Thus saith thy son Joseph: God hath made me lord of all Egypt. Come down unto me, tarry not;
10and thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me -- thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks and thy herds and all that thou hast.
11And there will I nourish thee (for yet there are five years of famine), lest thou and thy household and all that thou hast come to poverty.'
12And behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.
13And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall make haste and bring down my father hither."
14And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
15Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them; and after that his brethren talked with him.
16And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, "Joseph's brethren have come"; and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
17And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, "Say unto thy brethren, 'This do ye: Load your beasts and go, get you unto the land of Canaan.
18And take your father and your households, and come unto me; and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.'
19Now thou art commanded, this do ye: 'Take with you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
20Also, regard not your possessions, for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.'"
21And the children of Israel did so; and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
22To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.
23And to his father he sent in this manner: ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten sheasses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father on the way.
24So he sent his brethren away, and they departed; and he said unto them, "See that ye fall not out on the way."
25And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father,
26and told him, saying, "Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt." And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.
27And they told him all the words of Joseph which he had said unto them; and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived.
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 Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.
2And God spoke unto 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 into Egypt, for I will there make of thee a great nation.
4I will go down with thee into Egypt, and I will also surely bring thee up again; and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes."
5And Jacob rose up from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
6And they took their cattle and their goods which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed with him:
7his sons and his sons' sons with him, his daughters and his sons' daughters; and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.
8And these are the names of the children of Israel who came into Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.
9And the sons of Reuben: Hanoch and Pallu, and Hezron and Carmi.
10And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jachin and Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.
11And the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
12And the sons of Judah: Er and Onan, and Shelah and Perez and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan). And the sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.
13And the sons of Issachar: Tola, and Puvah and Job, and Shimron.
14And the sons of Zebulun: Sered and Elon and Jahleel.
15These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore unto Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah. All the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.
16And the sons of Gad: Ziphion and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.
17And the sons of Asher: Jimnah and Ishuah, and Isui and Beriah, and Serah their sister. And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel.
18These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bore unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.
19The sons of Rachel, Jacob's wife: Joseph and Benjamin.
20And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath the daughter of Potipherah, priest of On, bore unto him.
21And the sons of Benjamin were Belah and Becher and Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, Ehi and Rosh, Muppim and Huppim and Ard.
22These are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob; all the souls were fourteen.
23And the son of Dan: Hushim.
24And the sons of Naphtali: Jahzeel and Guni, and Jezer and Shillem.
25These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bore these unto Jacob; all the souls were seven.
26All the souls who came with Jacob into Egypt, who came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six.
27And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt were two souls; all the souls of the house of Jacob who came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.
28And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph to direct his face unto Goshen, and they came into the land of Goshen.
29And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father in Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.
30And Israel said unto Joseph, "Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive."
31And Joseph said unto his brethren and unto his father's house, "I will go up and show Pharaoh, and say unto him, 'My brethren and my father's house, who were in the land of Canaan, have come unto me.
32And the men are shepherds, for their trade hath been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks and their herds, and all that they have.'
33And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you and shall say, 'What is your occupation?'
34that ye shall say, 'Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we and also our fathers,' that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians."
47Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, "My father and my brethren, and their flocks and their herds and all that they have, have come out of the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen."
2And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.
3And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, "What is your occupation?" And they said unto Pharaoh, "Thy servants are shepherds, both we and also our fathers."
4They said moreover unto Pharaoh, "To sojourn in the land have we come, for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan. Now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen."
5And Pharaoh spoke unto Joseph, saying, "Thy father and thy brethren have come unto thee.
6The land of Egypt is before thee. In the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell; and if thou knowest any industrious men among them, then make them rulers over my cattle."
7And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
8And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, "How old art thou?"
9And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, "The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years. Few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage."
10And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
11And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.
12And Joseph nourished his father and his brethren and all his father's household with bread, according to their families.
13And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine.
14And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan for the corn which they bought; and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.
15And when money failed in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph and said, "Give us bread; for why should we die in thy presence? For the money faileth."
16And Joseph said, "Give your cattle; and I will give to you for your cattle, if money fail."
17And they brought their cattle unto Joseph; and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds and for the asses; and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.
18When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, "We will not hide it from my lord that our money is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle. There is not anything left in the sight of my lord but our bodies and our lands.
19Why shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh; and give us seed, that we may live and not die, that the land be not desolate."
20And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them; so the land became Pharaoh's.
21And as for the people, he removed them to cities, from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.
22Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them by Pharaoh, and ate their portion which Pharaoh gave them. Therefore they sold not their lands.
23Then Joseph said unto the people, "Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh. Lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.
24And it shall come to pass in the harvest, that ye shall give a fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own for seed of the field and for your food, and for those of your households and for food for your little ones."
25And they said, "Thou hast saved our lives. Let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants."
26And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have a fifth part, except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh's.
27And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew and multiplied exceedingly.
28And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years; so the whole age of Jacob was a hundred forty and seven years.
29And the time drew nigh that Israel must die, and he called his son Joseph and said unto him, "If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me: bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt.
30But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt and bury me in their burying place." And he said, "I will do as thou hast said."
31And he said, "Swear unto me." And he swore unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon 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 cometh unto thee"; and Israel strengthened himself and sat upon the bed.
3And Jacob said unto Joseph, "God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me
4and said unto me, 'Behold, I will make thee fruitful and multiply thee; and I will make of thee a multitude of people, and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.'
5And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, who were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.
6And thy issue whom thou begettest after them shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.
7And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died beside me in the land of Canaan on the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath; and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath" (the same is Bethlehem).
8And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, "Who are these?"
9And Joseph said unto his father, "They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place." And he said, "Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them."
10(Now the eyes of Israel were dim with age, so that he could not see.) And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them and embraced them.
11And Israel said unto Joseph, "I had not thought to see thy face; and lo, God hath shown me also thy seed."
12And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself 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 unto him.
14And Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
15And he blessed Joseph and said, "God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who fed me all my life long unto this day,
16the Angel who redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."
17And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him; and he held up his father's hand to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
18And Joseph said unto his father, "Not so, my father, for this is the firstborn. Put thy right hand upon his head."
19And his father refused and said, "I know it, my son, I know it. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations."
20And he blessed them that day, saying, "In thee shall Israel bless, saying, 'God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh.'" And he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
21And Israel said unto Joseph, "Behold, I die; but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.
22Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow."
49And Jacob called unto his sons and said, "Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
2"Gather yourselves together and hear, ye sons of Jacob, and hearken unto Israel your father:
3"Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power.
4Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel, because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it; he went up to my couch.
5"Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.
6O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honor, be not thou united; for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they dug down a wall.
7Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel! I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
8"Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise; thy hand shall be on the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.
9Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, thou art gone up. He stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
10The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet until Shiloh come; and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be.
11Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine, he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes.
12His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
13"Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for a haven of ships, and his border shall be unto Sidon.
14"Issachar is a strong ass, couching down between two burdens.
15And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant, and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant to tribute.
16"Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
17Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse's heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
18I have waited for Thy salvation, O LORD!
19"Gad, a troop shall overcome him; but he shall overcome at the last.
20"Out of Asher, his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.
21"Naphtali is a hind let loose; he giveth goodly words.
22"Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over the wall.
23The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him.
24But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob, from thence is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel,
25even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
26The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills; they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
27"Benjamin shall raven as a wolf; in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil."
28All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is it that their father spoke unto them and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.
29And he charged them and said unto them, "I am to be gathered unto my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
30in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession as a burying place.
31There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife, and there I buried Leah.
32The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was from the children of Heth."
33And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.
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 threescore and ten days.
4And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spoke unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, "If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
5'My father made me swear, saying, "Lo, I die; in my grave which I have dug for myself in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me." Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come 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 servants 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 it was a very great company.
10And they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation; and he made a mourning for his father seven days.
11And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning at the floor of Atad, they said, "This is a grievous mourning of the Egyptians." Therefore the name of it was called Abelmizraim [that is, The mourning of the Egyptians], which is beyond the Jordan.
12And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them.
13For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession as a burying place from Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
14And Joseph returned into Egypt, he and his brethren and all who went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
15And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, "Joseph will perhaps hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him."
16And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, "Thy father did command before he died, saying,
17'So shall ye say unto Joseph, "Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren and their sin, for they did unto thee evil."' And now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father." And Joseph wept when they spoke unto him.
18And his brethren also went and fell down before his face, and they said, "Behold, we are thy servants."
19And Joseph said unto them, "Fear not; for am I in the place of God?
20But as for you, ye thought evil against me, but God meant it unto good to bring to pass as it is this day, to save many people alive.
21Now therefore fear ye not; I will nourish you and your little ones." And he comforted them, and spoke kindly unto 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 children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.
24And Joseph said unto his brethren, "I die; and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob."
25And Joseph took an oath from the children of Israel, saying, "God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence."
26So Joseph died, being a hundred and ten years old. And they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
1Now these are the names of the children of Israel who came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob:
2Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah,
3Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin,
4Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher.
5And all the souls who came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls, for Joseph was in Egypt already.
6And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.
7And the children of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.
8Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph.
9And he said unto his people, "Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we.
10Come on, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply and it come to pass, when there befalleth any war, that they join also unto our enemies and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land."
11Therefore they set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
12But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew; and they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
13And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor.
14And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar and in brick and in all manner of service in the field; all their service wherein they made them serve was with rigor.
15And the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah.
16And he said, "When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women and see them upon the birthstools, if it be a son then ye shall kill him; but if it be a daughter then she shall live."
17But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
18And the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said unto them, "Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?"
19And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, "Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them."
20Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and waxed very mighty.
21And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that He made them houses.
22And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, "Every son who is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive."
2And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took for a wife a daughter of Levi.
2And the woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
3And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the reeds by the river's brink.
4And his sister stood afar off to learn what would be done to him.
5And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river, and her maidens walked along by the riverside; and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her maid to fetch it.
6And when she had opened it, she saw the child; and behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him and said, "This is one of the Hebrews' children."
7Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?"
8And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Go." And the maid went and called the child's mother.
9And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, "Take this child away and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages." And the woman took the child, and nursed it.
10And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses [that is, Drawn out], and she 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 unto his brethren and looked on their burdens; and he spied an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren.
12And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
13And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together; and he said to him that did the wrong, "Why smitest thou thy fellow?"
14And he said, "Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? Intendest thou to kill me as thou killed the Egyptian?" And Moses feared and said, "Surely this thing is known."
15Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian; and he sat down by a well.
16Now 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 stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
18And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, "How is it that ye have come so soon today?"
19And they said, "An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us and watered the flock."
20And he said unto his daughters, "And where is he? Why is it that ye have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread."
21And Moses was content to dwell with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
22And she bore him a son, and he called his name Gershom [that is, A stranger there]; for he said, "I have been a stranger in a strange land."
23And it came to pass in process of time that the king of Egypt died. And the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried; and their cry came up unto God by reason 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 took heed of them.
3Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the back side of the desert and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
2And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush; and he looked and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
3And Moses said, "I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt."
4And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush and said, "Moses, Moses." And he said, "Here am I."
5And He said, "Draw not nigh hither. Put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground."
6Moreover He said, "I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.
7And the LORD said, "I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.
8And I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey, unto the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites, and the Amorites and the Perizzites, and the Hivites and the Jebusites.
9Now therefore behold, the cry of the children of Israel hath come unto Me, and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
10Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt."
11And Moses said unto God, "Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?"
12And He said, "Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee that I have sent thee: when thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain."
13And Moses said unto God, "Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel and shall say unto them, 'The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you,' and they shall say to me, 'What is His name?' what shall I say unto them?"
14And God said unto Moses, "I AM THAT I AM." And He said, "Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, 'I AM hath sent me unto you.'"
15And God said moreover unto Moses, "Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: 'The LORD 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, 'The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob appeared unto me, saying, "I have surely visited you and seen that which is done to 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, 'The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us; and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.'
19And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty 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 favor in the sight of the Egyptians. And it shall come to pass that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty,
22but every woman shall borrow of her neighbor and of her that sojourneth in her house jewels of silver and jewels of gold and raiment; and ye shall put them upon your sons and upon your daughters, and ye shall despoil the Egyptians."
4And Moses answered and said, "But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice; for they will say, 'The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.'"
2And the LORD said unto him, "What is that in thine hand?" And he said, "A rod."
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 the LORD said unto Moses, "Put forth thine hand and take it by the tail." And he put forth his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand--
5"that they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob hath appeared unto thee."
6And the LORD said furthermore unto him, "Put now thine hand into thy bosom." And he put his hand into his bosom; and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.
7And He said, "Put thine hand into thy bosom again." And he put his hand into his bosom again and plucked it out of his bosom, and behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.
8"And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.
9And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river and pour it upon the dry land; and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land."
10And Moses said unto the LORD, "O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore nor since Thou hast spoken unto Thy servant; but I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue."
11And the LORD said unto him, "Who hath made man's mouth? Or who maketh the dumb or deaf, or the seeing or the blind? Have notI, the LORD?
12Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth and teach thee what thou shalt say."
13And he said, "O my Lord, send, I pray Thee, by the hand of him whom Thou wilt send."
14And the anger of the LORD 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 cometh forth to meet thee; and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.
15And thou shalt speak unto him and put 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 be thy spokesman unto the people; and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God.
17And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs."
18And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said unto him, "Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren who are in Egypt and see whether they are yet alive." And Jethro said to Moses, "Go in peace."
19And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, "Go, return into Egypt; for all the men are dead who sought thy life."
20And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt. And Moses took the rod of God in his hand.
21And the LORD said unto Moses, "When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh which I have put in thine hand; but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.
22And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, 'Thus saith the LORD: Israel is My son, even My firstborn.
23And I say unto thee, "Let My son go, that he may serve Me." And if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.'"
24And it came to pass, on the way at the inn, that the LORD met him and sought to kill him.
25Then Zipporah took a sharp stone and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet and said, "Surely a bloody husband art thou to me."
26So He let him go; then she said, "A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision."
27And the LORD said to Aaron, "Go into the wilderness to meet Moses." And he went and met him on the mount of God, and kissed him.
28And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him, and all the signs which He had commanded him.
29And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel.
30And Aaron spoke all the words which the LORD had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.
31And the people believed; and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that He had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshiped.
5And afterward Moses and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh, "Thus saith the LORD God of Israel: 'Let My people go, that they may hold a feast unto Me in the wilderness.'"
2And Pharaoh said, "Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go."
3And they said, "The God of the Hebrews hath met with us. Let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert and sacrifice unto the LORD our God, lest He fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword."
4And the king of Egypt said unto them, "Why do ye, Moses and Aaron, delay the people from their work? Get you unto your burdens!"
5And Pharaoh said, "Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens!"
6And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people and their officers, saying,
7"Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore. Let them go and gather straw for themselves.
8And the tally of bricks which they made heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish any thereof. For they are idle; therefore they cry, saying, 'Let us go and sacrifice to our God.'
9Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labor therein, and let them not regard vain words."
10And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spoke to the people, saying, "Thus saith Pharaoh: 'I will not give you straw.
11Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it; yet not any of your work shall be diminished.'"
12So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.
13And the taskmasters hastened them, saying, "Fulfill your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw."
14And the officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten and were demanded, "Why have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and today, as heretofore?"
15Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, "Why dealest thou thus with thy servants?
16There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, 'Make brick!' And behold, thy servants are beaten, but the fault is in thine own people."
17But he said, "Ye are idle, ye are idle! Therefore ye say, 'Let us go and do sacrifice to the LORD.'
18Go therefore now and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tally of bricks."
19And the officers of the children of Israel saw that they were in evil straits after it was said, "Ye shall not diminish any from your bricks of your daily task."
20And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way as they came forth from Pharaoh.
21And they said unto them, "The LORD look upon you and judge, because ye have made our savor to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us."
22And Moses returned unto the LORD and said, "Lord, why hast Thou so evilly treated this people? Why is it that Thou hast sent me?
23For 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."
6Then the LORD said unto Moses, "Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh; for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land."
2And God spoke unto Moses and said unto him, "I am the LORD.
3And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob by the name of God Almighty, but by My name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
4And I have also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.
5And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered My covenant.
6Therefore say unto the children of Israel: 'I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.
7And I will take you to Me for a people, and I will be to you a God; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, who bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
8And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning which I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it to you for a heritage: I am the LORD.'"
9And Moses spoke so unto the children of Israel, but they hearkened not unto Moses from anguish of spirit and from cruel bondage.
10And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,
11"Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land."
12And Moses spoke before the LORD, saying, "Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me. How then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?"
13And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
14These are the heads of their fathers' houses. The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi; these are the families of Reuben.
15And the sons of Simeon: Jemuel and Jamin, and Ohad and Jachin and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanite 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 thirty and seven years.
17The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimi, according to their families.
18And the sons of Kohath: Amram and Izhar, and Hebron and Uzziel; and the years of the life of Kohath were a hundred thirty and three years.
19And the sons of Merari: Mahali and Mushi; these are the families of Levi according to their generations.
20And Amram took Jochebed, his father's sister, for a wife; and she bore him Aaron and Moses; and the years of the life of Amram were a hundred and thirty and seven years.
21And the sons of Izhar: Korah and Nepheg and Zichri.
22And the sons of Uzziel: Mishael and Elzaphan and Zithri.
23And Aaron took Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Nahshon, for a 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 for a wife; and she bore him Phinehas; these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their families.
26These are that Aaron and Moses to whom the LORD said, "Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies."
27These are they who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt. These are that Moses and Aaron.
28And it came to pass on the day when the LORD spoke unto Moses in the land of Egypt,
29that the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, "I am the LORD. Speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee."
30And Moses said before the LORD, "Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?"
7And the LORD said unto Moses, "See, I have made thee a 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 send the children of Israel out of his land.
3And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt.
4But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay My hand upon Egypt and bring forth Mine armies and My people, the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.
5And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch forth Mine hand upon Egypt and bring out the children of Israel from among them."
6And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded them; so did they.
7And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and three years old when they spoke unto Pharaoh.
8And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
9"When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, 'Show a miracle for yourselves,' then thou shalt say unto Aaron, 'Take thy rod and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.'"
10And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded; and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
11Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers. Now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
12For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents; but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
13And He hardened Pharaoh's heart, that he hearkened not unto them, as the LORD had said.
14And the LORD said unto Moses, "Pharaoh's heart is hardened; he refuseth to let the people go.
15Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning. Lo, he goeth out unto the water, and thou shalt stand by the river's brink until he come; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand.
16And thou shalt say unto him, 'The LORD God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, "Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness"; and behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear.
17Thus saith the LORD: "In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: Behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.
18And the fish that are in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink of the water of the river."'"
19And the LORD spoke unto Moses, "Say unto Aaron, 'Take thy rod and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.'"
20And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.
21And the fish that were in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.
22And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments; and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them, as the LORD had said.
23And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he set his heart to this also.
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 the LORD had smitten the river.
8And the LORD spoke unto Moses, "Go unto Pharaoh and say unto him, 'Thus saith the LORD: 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 bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants and upon thy people, and into thine ovens and into thy kneading troughs.
4And the frogs shall come up both on thee and upon thy people and upon all thy servants.'"
5And the LORD spoke unto Moses, "Say unto Aaron, 'Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon 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 magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
8Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron and said, "Entreat the LORD, that he may take away the frogs from me and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto the LORD."
9And Moses said unto Pharaoh, "Glory over me: When shall I entreat for thee and for thy servants and for thy people to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only?"
10And he said, "Tomorrow." And Moses said, "Be it according to thy word, that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our God.
11And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses and from thy servants and from thy people. They shall remain in the river only."
12And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh; and Moses cried unto the LORD because of the frogs which He had brought against Pharaoh.
13And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields.
14And they gathered them together upon heaps, and the land stank.
15But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart and hearkened not unto them, as the LORD had said.
16And the LORD said unto Moses, "Say unto Aaron, 'Stretch out thy rod and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.'"
17And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice on man and on beast. All the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
18And the magicians so did with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not; so there were lice upon man and upon beast.
19Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, "This is the finger of God." And Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them, as the LORD had said.
20And the LORD said unto Moses, "Rise up early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh. Lo, he cometh forth to the water, and say unto him, 'Thus saith the LORD: Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
21Else, if thou wilt not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants and upon thy people and into thy houses; and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are.
22And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, to the end thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.
23And I will put a division between My people and thy people. Tomorrow shall this sign be.'"
24And the LORD did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses and into all the land of Egypt. The land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.
25And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron and said, "Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land."
26And Moses said, "It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to the LORD our God. Lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and will they not stone us?
27We will go three days' journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the LORD our God, as He shall command us."
28And Pharaoh said, "I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the LORD your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very far away. Entreat for me."
29And Moses said, "Behold, I go out from thee, and I will entreat the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants and from his people tomorrow; but let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the LORD."
30And Moses went out from Pharaoh and entreated the LORD.
31And the LORD did according to the word of Moses, and He removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people; there remained not one.
32And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go.
9Then the LORD said unto Moses, "Go in unto Pharaoh and tell him, 'Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews: Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
2For if thou refuse to let them go and wilt hold them still,
3behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which are in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep. There shall be a very grievous pestilence.
4And the LORD shall distinguish between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt; and there shall nothing die of all that belong to the children of Israel.'"
5And the LORD appointed a set time, saying, "Tomorrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land."
6And the LORD did that thing on the morrow; and all the cattle of Egypt died, but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.
7And Pharaoh sent, and behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.
8And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, "Take to you handfuls of ashes from the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.
9And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains, upon man and upon beast throughout all the land of Egypt."
10And they took ashes from the furnace and stood before Pharaoh, and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became boils breaking forth with blains upon man and upon beast.
11And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were upon the magicians and upon all the Egyptians.
12And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them, as the LORD had spoken unto Moses.
13And the LORD said unto Moses, "Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh and say unto him, 'Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews: Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
14For I will at this time send all My plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants and upon thy people, that thou mayest know that there is none like Me in all the earth.
15For now I will stretch out My hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence, and thou shalt be cut off from the earth.
16And in very deed, for this cause have I raised thee up: to show in thee My power, and that My name may be declared throughout all the earth.
17As yet exaltest thou thyself against My people, that thou wilt not let them go?
18Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.
19Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle and all that thou hast in the field, for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field and shall not be brought home, the hail shallcome down upon them, and they shall die.'"
20He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses,
21and he that regarded not the word of the LORD left his servants and his cattle in the field.
22And the LORD said unto Moses, "Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man and upon beast and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt."
23And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven; and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
24So there was hail and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
25And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field and broke every tree of the field.
26Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.
27And Pharaoh sent and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, "I have sinned this time. The LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.
28Entreat the LORD (for it is enough), that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer."
29And Moses said unto him, "As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail, that thou mayest know that the earth is the LORD'S.
30But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the LORD God."
31And the flax and the barley were smitten; for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was in bolls.
32But the wheat and the rye were not smitten, for they were not grown up.
33And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the LORD; and the thunder and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth.
34And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunder had ceased, he sinned yet more and hardened his heart, he and his servants.
35And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Israel go, as the LORD had spoken by Moses.
10And the LORD said unto Moses, "Go in unto Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I might show these My signs before him;
2and that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son and of thy son's son what things I have wrought in Egypt, and My signs which I have done among them, that ye may know that I am the LORD."
3And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh and said unto him, "Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews: 'How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
4Else, if thou refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow will I bring the locusts into thy border.
5And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one shall not be able to see the earth; and they shall eat the residue of that which has escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth for you out of the field.
6And they shall fill thy houses and the houses of all thy servants 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 himself, and went out from Pharaoh.
7And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, "How long shall this man be a snare unto us? Let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God. Knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?"
8And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh; and he said unto them, "Go, serve the LORD your God. But who are they that shall go?"
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 must hold a feast unto the LORD."
10And he said unto them, "Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones. Look to it, for evil is before you.
11Not so! Go now ye that are men, and serve the LORD, for that ye did desire." And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.
12And the LORD said unto Moses, "Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left."
13And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day and all that night; and 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 were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
15For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every herb of the land and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left, and there remained not any green thing in the trees or in the herbs of the field through all the land of Egypt.
16Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste, and he said, "I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you.
17Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and entreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only."
18And he went out from Pharaoh and entreated the LORD.
19And the LORD turned a mighty, strong west wind, which took away the locusts and cast them into the Red Sea. There remained not one locust in all the borders of Egypt.
20But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go.
21And the LORD said unto Moses, "Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt."
22And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven, and there was a thick darkness in all 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 unto Moses and said, "Go ye, serve the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed. Let your little ones also go with you."
25And Moses said, "Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God.
26Our cattle also shall go with us. There shall not a hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the LORD our God, and we know not with what we must serve the LORD until we come thither."
27But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not let them go.
28And Pharaoh said unto him, "Get thee from me! Take heed to thyself! See my face no more, for in that day thou seest my face thou shalt die!"
29And Moses said, "Thou hast spoken well. I will see thy face again no more."
11And the LORD said unto Moses, "Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt. Afterwards he will let you go hence. When he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether.
2Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow from his neighbor, and every woman from her neighbor, jewels of silver and jewels of gold."
3And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt in the sight of Pharaoh's servants and in the sight of the people.
4And Moses said, "Thus saith the LORD: 'About midnight will I 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 upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant who is behind the mill, and all the firstborn of beasts.
6And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.
7But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast, that ye may know how the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.'
8And all these thy servants shall come down unto me and bowdown themselves unto me, saying, 'Get thee out, and all the people who follow thee!' And after that I will go out." And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.
9And the LORD said unto Moses, "Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that My wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt."
10And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh; and the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.
12And the LORD spoke unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
2"This month shall be unto you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.
3Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, 'On the tenth day of this month they shall take for themselves every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for a house.
4And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
5Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year; ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats.
6And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month, and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
7And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses wherein they shall eat it.
8And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roasted with fire; and with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
9Eat not of it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted with fire -- his head with his legs and with the viscera thereof.
10And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning, and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.
11And thus shall ye eat it: with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste; it is the LORD'S Passover.
12For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
13And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you when I smite the land of Egypt.
14"'And this day shall be unto you for a memorial, and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
15Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread. Even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses; for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
16And in the first day there shall be a holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be a holy convocation to you. No manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done by you.
17And ye shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt. Therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.
18In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, ye shall eat unleavened bread until the one and twentieth day of the month at evening.
19Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses; for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger or born in the land.
20Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.'"
21Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said unto them, "Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the Passover.
22And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out from the door of his house until the morning.
23For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He seeth the blood upon the lintel and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
24And ye shall observe this thing as an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.
25And it shall come to pass, when ye come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as He hath promised, that ye shall keep this service.
26And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, 'What mean ye by this service?'
27that ye shall say, 'It is the sacrifice of the LORD'S Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians and delivered our houses.'" And the people bowed their heads and worshiped.
28And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron; so did they.
29And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne, unto the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.
30And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
31And he called for Moses and Aaron by night and said, "Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel! And go, serve the LORD, as ye have said.
32Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said; and be gone, and bless me also."
33And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might 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 being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
35And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses, and they borrowed from the Egyptians jewels of silver and jewels of gold and raiment.
36And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they despoiled the Egyptians.
37And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot who were men, besides children.
38And a mixed multitude went up also with them, and flocks and herds, even very much cattle.
39And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt; for it was not leavened because they were thrust out of Egypt and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.
40Now the sojourning of the children of Israel who dwelt in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years.
41And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even on the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
42It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt. This is that night of the LORD to be observed by all the children of Israel in their generations.
43And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, "This is the ordinance of the Passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof;
44but every man's servant who is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.
45A foreigner and a hired servant shall not eat thereof.
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 congregation of Israel shall keep it.
48And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee and will keep the Passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land, for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
49One law shall be for him that is homeborn and for the stranger who sojourneth among you."
50Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
51And it came to pass the selfsame day that the LORD brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.
13And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,
2"Sanctify unto Me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast; it is Mine."
3And Moses said unto the people, "Remember this day in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place. There shall no leavened bread be eaten.
4This day came ye out, in the month Abib.
5"And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, which He swore unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month.
6Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD.
7Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters.
8And thou shalt show thy son in that day, saying, 'This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.'
9And it shall be as a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD'S law may be in thy mouth; for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.
10Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year.
11"And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, as He swore unto thee and to thy fathers, and shall give it to thee,
12that thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the womb, and every firstling that cometh from a beast which thou hast; the males shall be the LORD'S.
13And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck; and all the firstborn of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.
14And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, 'What is this?' that thou shalt say unto him, 'By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage.
15And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man and the firstborn of beast; therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the womb, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.'
16And it shall be as a token upon thine hand, and as frontlets between thine eyes; for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt."
17And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, "Lest perhaps the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt."
18But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red Sea; and the children of Israel went up by five in a rank out of the land of Egypt.
19And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him; for he had strictly sworn the children of Israel, saying, "God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you."
20And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham on the edge of the wilderness.
21And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud to lead them the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, to go by day and night.
22He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night from before the people.
14And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,
2"Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, opposite Baalzephon; before it shall ye encamp by the sea.
3For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, 'They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.'
4And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honored above Pharaoh, and above all his host, that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD." And they did so.
5And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled; and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, "Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?"
6And he made ready 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 the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel; and the children of Israel went out with a high hand.
9But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.
10And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid; and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.
11And they said unto Moses, "Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?
12Is not this the word that we told thee in Egypt, saying, 'Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians'? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness."
13And Moses said unto the people, "Fear ye not. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will show to you today; for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
14The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace."
15And the LORD said unto Moses, "Why criest thou unto Me? Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.
16But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine 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 follow them; and I will get Myself honor above Pharaoh and above all his host, above his chariots and above his horsemen.
18And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD when I have gotten Myself honor above Pharaoh, above his chariots, and above 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 their face and stood behind them.
20And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these, so that the one came not near the other all the night.
21And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
22And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground, and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand and on their left.
23And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
24And it came to pass that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians.
25And He took off their chariot wheels, that they drove them heavily, so that the Egyptians said, "Let us flee from the face of Israel, for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians."
26And the LORD said unto Moses, "Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen."
27And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared. And the Egyptians fled against it, and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
28And the waters returned, and covered the chariots and the horsemen and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. There remained not so much as one of them.
29But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand and on their left.
30Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the seashore.
31And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians; and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD and His servant Moses.
15Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spoke, saying, "I will sing unto the LORD, for He hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea.
2The LORD is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will prepare Him a habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt Him.
3The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is His name.
4Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath He cast into the sea; his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea.
5The depths have covered them; they sank into the bottom as a stone.
6Thy right hand, O LORD, has become glorious in power; Thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
7And in the greatness of Thine excellency Thou hast overthrown them that rose up against Thee; Thou sentest forth Thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
8And with the blast of Thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as a heap, and 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 lust shall be satisfied upon them. I will draw my sword; my hand shall destroy them.'
10Thou didst blow with Thy wind, the sea covered them; they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
11"Who is like unto Thee, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like Thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
12Thou stretchedst out Thy right hand; the earth swallowed them.
13Thou in Thy mercy hast led forth the people whom Thou hast redeemed; Thou hast guided them in Thy strength unto Thy holy habitation.
14"The people shall hear and be afraid; sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
15Then the chiefs of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
16Fear and dread shall fall upon them. By the greatness of Thine arm they shall be as still as a stone, till Thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, whom Thou hast purchased.
17Thou shalt bring them in and plant them in the mountain of Thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which Thou hast made for Thee to dwell in, in the sanctuary, O Lord, which Thy hands have established.
18The LORD shall reign for ever and ever."
19For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.
20And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
21And Miriam answered them: "Sing ye to the LORD, for He hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath He thrown into the sea!"
22So 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 when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah [that is, Bitterness].
24And the people murmured against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?"
25And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD showed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there He put them to the proof,
26and said, "If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee which I have brought upon the Egyptians; for I am the LORD that healeth thee."
27And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water and threescore and ten palm trees; and they encamped there by the waters.
16And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
2And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.
3And the children of Israel said unto them, "Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and when we ate bread to the full! For ye have brought us forth into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger."
4Then said the LORD unto Moses, "Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may put them to the proof, whether they will walk in My law, or no.
5And it shall come to pass that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily."
6And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, "At evening, then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from the land of Egypt;
7and in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD, for He heareth your murmurings against the LORD. And what are we, that ye murmur against us?"
8And Moses said, "This shall be when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat and in the morning bread to the full, for the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against Him. And what are we? Your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD."
9And Moses spoke unto Aaron, "Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, 'Come near before the LORD, for He hath heard your murmurings.'"
10And it came to pass, as Aaron spoke unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.
11And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,
12"I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel. Speak unto them, saying, 'At evening ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.'"
13And it came to pass that at evening the quails came up and covered the camp, and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.
14And when the dew that lay had gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoarfrost on the ground.
15And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, "What is this?" For they knew not what it was. And Moses said unto them, "This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.
16This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded: 'Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons. Take ye every man for those who are in his tents.'"
17And the children of Israel did so and gathered, some more, some less.
18And when they measured it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
19And Moses said, "Let no man leave any of it until the morning."
20Notwithstanding, they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left part of it until the morning, and it bred worms and stank. And Moses was wroth with them.
21And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating; and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
22And it came to pass that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man; and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
23And he said unto them, "This is that which the LORD hath said: 'Tomorrow is the rest of the holy Sabbath unto the LORD. Bake that which ye will bake today, and boil what ye will boil; and that which remaineth over lay up for yourselves to be kept until the morning.'"
24And they laid it up until the morning, as Moses bade; and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
25And Moses said, "Eat that today, for today is a Sabbath unto the LORD. Today ye shall not find it in the field.
26Six days ye shall gather it, but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none."
27And it came to pass that there went out some of the people on the seventh day to gather, and they found none.
28And the LORD said unto Moses, "How long refuse ye to keep My commandments and My laws?
29See, for the LORD hath given you the Sabbath; therefore He giveth you on the sixth day the bread for two days. Abide ye every man in his place. Let no man go out of his place on the seventh day."
30So the people rested on the seventh day.
31And the house of Israel called the name thereof manna; and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
32And Moses said, "This is the thing which the LORD commandeth: 'Fill an omer with it to be kept for your generations, that they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.'"
33And Moses said unto Aaron, "Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD to be kept for your generations."
34As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the testimony, to be kept.
35And the children of Israel ate manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited. They ate manna until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.
36Now an omer is a tenth part of an ephah.
17And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the Wilderness of Sin after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched camp in Rephidim; and there was no water for the people to drink.
2Therefore the people chided Moses and said, "Give us water that we may drink." And Moses said unto them, "Why chide ye me? Why do ye tempt the LORD?"
3And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses and said, "Why is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?"
4And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, "What shall I do unto this people? They are almost ready to stone me!"
5And the LORD said unto Moses, "Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod with which thou smotest the river, take in thine hand and go.
6Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
7And he called the name of the place Massah [that is, Temptation], and Meribah [that is, Chiding], because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, "Is the LORD among us or not?"
8Then came Amalek and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
9And Moses said unto Joshua, "Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand."
10So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
11And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
12But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat thereon. And Aaron and Hur held up his hands, the one on the one side and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
13And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
14And the LORD said unto Moses, "Write this for a memorial in a book, and recount it in the ears of Joshua; for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven."
15And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi [that is, The LORD my banner];
16for he said, "Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation."
18When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for Israel His people, and that the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt,
2then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after Moses had sent her back
3and her two sons (of whom the name of the one was Gershom [that is, A stranger there], for he said, "I have been an alien in a strange land";
4and the name of the other was Eliezer [that is, My God is a help], "For the God of my father," said he, "was my help and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh");
5and Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God.
6And he said unto Moses, "I, thy father-in-law Jethro, have come unto 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 of their welfare, and they came into the tent.
8And Moses told his father-in-law all that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD delivered them.
9And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done to Israel, whom He had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.
10And Jethro said, "Blessed be the LORD, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
11Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods; for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly, 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 before 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 unto the evening.
14And when Moses' father-in-law saw all that he did for the people, he said, "What is this thing that thou doest for the people? Why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto evening?"
15And Moses said unto his father-in-law, "Because the people come unto me to inquire of God.
16When they have a matter, they come unto me, and I judge between one and another, and I make them know the statutes of God and His laws."
17And Moses' father-in-law said unto him, "The thing that thou doest is not good.
18Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou and this people who are with thee. For this thing is too heavy for thee. Thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.
19Hearken now unto my voice! I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to Godward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God.
20And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt show them the way wherein they must walk and the work that they must do.
21Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God -- men of truth, hating covetousness -- and place such over them to be rulers of thousands and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties and rulers of tens.
22And let them judge the people at all seasons; and it shall be that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge. So shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.
23If thou shalt do this thing and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace."
24So 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: rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
26And they judged the people at all seasons. The hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
27And Moses let his father-in-law depart, and he went his way into his own land.
19In the third month after the children of Israel had gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the Wilderness of Sinai.
2For they had departed from Rephidim, and had come to the desert of Sinai and had pitched camp in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.
3And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, "Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel:
4'Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you unto Myself.
5Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.
6And ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel."
7And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.
8And all the people answered together and said, "All that the LORD hath spoken we will do." And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.
9And the LORD said unto Moses, "Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever." And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD.
10And the LORD said unto Moses, "Go unto the people and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes
11and be ready against the third day; for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon Mount Sinai.
12And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, 'Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount or touch the border of it. Whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death.
13There shall not a hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live.' When the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount."
14And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.
15And he said unto the people, "Be ready against the third day. Come not at your wives."
16And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.
17And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the nether part of the mount.
18And Mount Sinai was altogether in smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire; and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
19And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long and waxed louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice.
20And the LORD came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mount; and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount, and Moses went up.
21And the LORD said unto Moses, "Go down. Charge the people, lest they break through to gaze unto the LORD, and many of them perish.
22And let the priests also, who come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them."
23And Moses said unto the LORD, "The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai; for Thou charged us, saying, 'Set bounds about the mount and sanctify it.'"
24And the LORD said unto him, "Away! Get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou and Aaron with thee; but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the LORD, lest He break forth upon them."
25So Moses went down unto the people and spoke unto them.
20And God spoke all these words, saying:
2"I am the LORD thy God, who have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3"Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
4"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I, the LORD thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me,
6and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me and keep My commandments.
7"Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain.
8"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work;
10but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God. In it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates.
11For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
12"Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
13"Thou shalt not kill.
14"Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15"Thou shalt not steal.
16"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
17"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house; thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's."
18And all the people saw the thunderings and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they removed and stood afar off.
19And they said unto Moses, "Speak thou with us and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die."
20And Moses said unto the people, "Fear not; for God has come to test you, and that His fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not."
21And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
22And the LORD said unto Moses, "Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel: 'Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.
23Ye shall not make with Me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
24An altar of earth thou shalt make unto Me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings and thy peace offerings, thy sheep and thine oxen. In all places where I record My name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
25And if thou wilt make Me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone; for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
26Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto Mine altar, that thy nakedness be not uncovered thereon.'
21"Now these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them:
2If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve; and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.
3If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself; if he was married, then his wife shall go out with him.
4If his master has given him a wife, and she has borne him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself.
5And if the servant shall plainly say, 'I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,'
6then his master shall bring him unto the judges. He shall also bring him to the door or unto the doorpost, and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall serve him for ever.
7"And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do.
8If she please not her master who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed. To sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.
9And if he has betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters.
10If he take for himself another wife, her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage shall he not diminish.
11And if he does not do these three unto her, then shall she go out free, without money.
12"He that smiteth a man so that he die shall be surely put to death.
13And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand, then I will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee.
14But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbor to slay him with guile, thou shalt take him from Mine altar, that he may die.
15"And he that smiteth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death.
16"And he that stealeth a man and selleth him, or if he shall be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
17"And he that curseth his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.
18"And if men strive together and one smite another with a stone or with his fist, and he die not but keepeth to his bed,
19if he rise again and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be acquitted; he shall only pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed.
20"And if a man smite his servant or his maid with a rod, and he die under his hand, he shall be surely punished.
21Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished; for he is his money.
22"If men strive and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no misfortune follow, he shall be surely punished according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.
23And if any misfortune follow, then thou shalt give life for life,
24eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
25burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
26"And if a man smite the eye of his servant or the eye of his maid, that it perish, he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.
27And if he smite out his manservant's tooth or his maidservant's tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.
28"If an ox gore a man or a woman, so that they die, then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be acquitted.
29But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in times past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in so that he hath killed a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned and his owner also shall be put to death.
30If there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give for the ransom of his life whatsoever is laid upon him.
31Whether he hath gored a son or hath gored a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done unto him.
32If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant, he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.
33"And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein,
34the owner of the pit shall make it good and give money unto the owner of them, and the dead beast shall be his.
35And if one man's ox hurt another's, so that he die, then they shall sell the live ox and divide the money from it, and the dead ox also they shall divide.
36Or if it be known that the ox used to push in times past and his owner hath not kept him in, he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead shall be his own.
22"If a man shall steal an ox or a sheep, and kill it or sell it, he shall restore five oxen for an ox and four sheep for a sheep.
2"If a thief be found breaking in and be smitten so that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.
3If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him, for he should make full restitution. If he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.
4If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox or ass or sheep, he shall restore double.
5"If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast and shall feed in another man's field, of the best of his own field and of the best of his own vineyard shall he make restitution.
6"If fire break out and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn or the standing corn or the field be consumed therewith, he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.
7"If a man shall deliver unto his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house, if the thief be found, let him pay double.
8If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges to see whether he has put his hand unto his neighbor's goods.
9"For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbor.
10"If a man deliver unto his neighbor an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast to keep, and it die or be hurt or driven away, no man seeing it,
11then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbor's goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.
12And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof.
13If it be torn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn.
14"And if a man borrow aught from his neighbor, and it become hurt or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.
15But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good; if it be a hired thing, it came for his hire.
16"And if a man entice a maid who is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.
17If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
18"Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
19"Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.
20"He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
21"Thou shalt neither vex a stranger nor oppress him, for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
22Ye shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child.
23If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto Me, I will surely hear their cry;
24and My wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
25"If thou lend money to any of My people who are poor among thee, thou shalt not be to him as a usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.
26If thou at all take thy neighbor's raiment in pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by the time the sun goeth down,
27for that is his only covering. It is his raiment for his skin. Wherein shall he sleep? And it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto Me, that I will hear, for I am gracious.
28"Thou shalt not revile the judges, nor curse the ruler of thy people.
29"Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits and of thy liquors. The firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto Me.
30Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen and with thy sheep: seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it to Me.
31"And ye shall be holy men unto Me; neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn by beasts in the field: ye shall cast it to the dogs.
23"Thou shalt not raise a false report. Put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
2Thou shalt not follow the multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause, following many, to divert judgment.
3Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.
4"If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.
5If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.
6"Thou shalt not divert the judgment from thy poor in his cause.
7Keep thee far from a false matter, and the innocent and righteous slay thou not; for I will not justify the wicked.
8And thou shalt take no bribe, for the bribe blindeth the wise and perverteth the words of the righteous.
9"Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger; for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
10"And six years thou shalt sow thy land and shalt gather in the fruits thereof,
11but the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still, that the poor of thy people may eat; and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard and with thy olive trees.
12"Six days thou shalt do thy work, and 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 in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect; and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.
14"Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto Me in the year.
15Thou shalt keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, at the time appointed in the month of Abib, for in it thou camest out from Egypt; and none shall appear before Me empty),
16and the Feast of Harvest, the firstfruits of thy labors which thou hast sown in the field, and the Feast of Ingathering, which is at the end of the year when thou hast gathered in thy labors out of the field.
17Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD.
18"Thou shalt not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of My sacrifice remain until the morning.
19"The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. "Thou shalt not boil a kid in his mother's milk.
20"Behold, I send an angel before thee to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.
21Have regard for him, and obey his voice. Provoke him not, for he will not pardon your transgressions, for My name is in him.
22But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto 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 according to their works; but thou shalt utterly overthrow them and quite break down their images.
25And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and He shall bless thy bread and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
26None shall cast their young nor be barren in thy land; the number of thy days I will fulfill.
27"I will send My fear before thee and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto 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.
30Little by little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased and inherit the land.
31And I will set thy bounds from the Red Sea even unto the Sea of the Philistines, and from the desert unto the river; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and thou shalt drive them out 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 will surely be a snare unto thee."
24And He said unto Moses, "Come up unto the LORD, thou and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship ye afar off.
2And Moses alone shall come near the LORD; but they shall not come nigh, neither shall the people go up with him."
3And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD and all the judgments; and all the people answered with one voice and said, "All the words which the LORD hath said will we do."
4And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning and built an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
5And he sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD.
6And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
7And he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the audience of the people; and they said, "All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient."
8And Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, "Behold the blood of the covenant which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words."
9Then went up Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel;
10and they saw the God of Israel. And there was under His feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
11And upon the nobles of the children of Israel He laid not His hand. Also they saw God, and ate and drank.
12And the LORD said unto Moses, "Come up to Me onto the mount, and be there; and I will give thee tablets of stone, and a law and commandments which I have written, that thou mayest teach them."
13And Moses rose up with his minister Joshua, and Moses went up onto the mount of God.
14And he said unto the elders, "Tarry ye here for us until we come again unto you; and behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. If any man have any matters to arbitrate, let him come unto them."
15And Moses went up onto the mount, and a cloud covered the mount.
16And the glory of the LORD abode upon Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days; and the seventh day He called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
17And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
18And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and got himself up onto the mount; and Moses was on the mount forty days and forty nights.
25And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,
2"Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering. From every man who giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take My offering.
3And this is the offering which ye shall take from them: gold and silver and brass;
4and blue and purple and scarlet, and fine linen and goats' hair;
5and rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood;
6oil for the light, spices for anointing oil and for sweet incense;
7onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod and in the breastplate.
8And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.
9According to all that I show thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.
10"And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
11And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold; within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.
12And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be on the one side of it, and two rings on the other side of it.
13And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood and overlay them with gold.
14And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by 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 be taken from it.
16And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.
17"And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
18And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold; of beaten work shalt thou make them at the two ends of the mercy seat.
19And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end; even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof.
20And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another. Toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.
21And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.
22And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the Testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.
23"Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
24And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about.
25And thou shalt make unto it a border of a handbreadth round about, and thou shalt make a golden crown for the border thereof round about.
26And thou shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that are on the four feet thereof.
27Over against the border shall the rings be for places for the staves to bear the table.
28And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them.
29And thou shalt make the dishes thereof and spoons thereof and covers thereof and bowls thereof for pouring; of pure gold shalt thou make them.
30And thou shalt set upon the table showbread before Me always.
31"And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold; of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft and his branches, his bowls, his buds, and his flowers shall be of the same.
32And six branches shall come out of the sides of it: three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side.
33Three bowls made like unto almonds with a bud and a flower on one branch, and three bowls made like almonds on the other branch with a bud and a flower -- so for the six branches that come out of the candlestick.
34And on the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their buds and their flowers.
35And there shall be a bud under two branches of the same, and a bud under two branches of the same, and a bud under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick.
36Their buds and their branches shall be of the same. All of it shall be one beaten work of pure gold.
37And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof; and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over the face of it.
38And the tongs thereof and the snuff dishes thereof shall be of pure gold;
39of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels.
40And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shown thee on the mount.
26"Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finetwined linen, and blue and purple and scarlet. With cherubims of the work of a skilled embroiderer shalt thou make them.
2The length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits; and every one of the curtains shall have one measure.
3The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another, and other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.
4And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvage in the coupling, and likewise shalt thou do on the uttermost edge of another curtain, in the coupling of the second.
5Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make on the edge of the curtain that is in the coupling of the second, that the loops may take hold one to another.
6And thou shalt make fifty clasps of gold, and couple the curtains together with the clasps; and it shall be one tabernacle.
7"And thou shalt make curtains of goats' hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle; eleven curtains shalt thou make.
8The length of one curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits; and the eleven curtains shall be all the same measure.
9And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double the sixth curtain at the forefront of the tabernacle.
10And thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second.
11"And thou shalt make fifty clasps of brass, and put the clasps into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.
12And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside of the tabernacle.
13And a cubit on the one side and a cubit on the other side, of that which remaineth of the length of the curtains of the tent, shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side to cover it.
14And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering above of badgers' skins.
15"And thou shalt make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing upright.
16Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half shall be the breadth of one board.
17Two tenons shall there be in one board, set in order to join one to another. Thus shalt thou make for all the boards of the tabernacle.
18And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards for the south side southward.
19And thou shalt make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards: two sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two tenons.
20And for the second side of the tabernacle on the north side, there shall be twenty boards
21and their forty sockets of silver: two sockets under one board and two sockets under another board.
22And for the sides of the tabernacle westward, thou shalt make six boards.
23And two boards shalt thou make for the corners of the tabernacle at the two sides.
24And they shall be coupled together beneath, and they shall be coupled together above the head of it into one ring. Thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners.
25And there shall be eight boards with their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets: two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
26"And thou shalt make bars of shittim 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, for the two sides westward.
28And the middle bar in the midst of the boards shall reach from end to end.
29And thou shalt overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for places for the bars; and thou shalt overlay the bars with gold.
30And thou shalt raise up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof which was shown thee on the mount.
31"And thou shalt make a veil of blue and purple and scarlet, and finetwined linen of skillful work; with cherubims shall it be made.
32And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold; their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver.
33And thou shalt hang up the veil under the clasps, that thou mayest bring in thither within the veil the ark of the Testimony; and the veil shall divide unto you between the holy place and the Most Holy.
34And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the Testimony in the Most Holy Place.
35And thou shalt set the table outside the veil, and the candlestick opposite the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south; and thou shalt put the table on the north side.
36"And thou shalt make a hanging for the door of the tent of blue and purple and scarlet and finetwined linen, wrought with needlework.
37And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold; and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.
27"And thou shalt make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare, and the height thereof shall be three cubits.
2And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof. His horns shall be of the same, and thou shalt overlay it with brass.
3And thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels and his basins and his fleshhooks and his firepans. All the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass.
4And thou shalt make for it a grate, a network of brass; and upon the network shalt thou make four brazen rings at the four corners thereof.
5And thou shalt put it under the rim of the altar beneath, that the network may be even to the middle of the altar.
6And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass.
7And the staves shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar to bear it.
8Hollow with boards shalt thou make it. As it was shown thee on the mount, so shall they make it.
9"And thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle: For the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of finetwined linen of a hundred cubits long for one side.
10And the twenty pillars thereof and their twenty sockets shall be of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver.
11And likewise for the north side, in length there shall be hangings of a hundred cubits long, and his twenty pillars with their twenty sockets of brass, and the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.
12And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten and their sockets ten.
13And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits.
14The hangings on one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits, their pillars three and their sockets three.
15And on the other side shall be hangings of fifteen cubits, their pillars three and their sockets three.
16And for the gate of the court shall be a hanging of twenty cubits of blue and purple and scarlet, and finetwined linen wrought with needlework; and their pillars shall be four and their sockets four.
17All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver and their sockets of brass.
18The length of the court shall be a hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty everywhere, and the height five cubits of finetwined linen, and their sockets of brass.
19All the vessels of the tabernacle for all the service thereof, and all the pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass.
20"And thou shalt command the children of Israel that they bring thee pure oil of beaten olives for the light to cause the lamp to burn always.
21In the tabernacle of the congregation outside the veil, which is before the Testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening to morning before the LORD. It shall be a statute for ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.
28"And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto Me in the priest's office, even Aaron, with Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
2And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, for glory and for beauty.
3And thou shalt speak unto all who are wisehearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto Me in the priest's office.
4And these are the garments which they shall make: a breastplate and an ephod, and a robe and an embroidered coat, a miter and a girdle; and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother and his sons, that he may minister unto Me in the priest's office.
5"And they shall take gold and blue and purple and scarlet, and fine linen;
6and they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue and of purple, of scarlet and finetwined linen, with skillful work.
7It shall have the two shoulder pieces thereof joined at the two edges thereof, and so it shall be joined together.
8And the embroidered girdle of the ephod which is upon it shall be of the same, according to the work thereof: even of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet and finetwined linen.
9And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the children of Israel:
10six of their names on one stone, and the other six names of the rest on the other stone, according to their birth.
11With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel. Thou shalt make them to be set in clasps of gold.
12And thou shalt put the two stones upon the shoulders of theephod for stones of memorial unto the children of Israel; and Aaron shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two shoulders for a memorial.
13And thou shalt make clasps of gold,
14and two chains of pure gold at the ends; of wreathed work shalt thou make them, and fasten the wreathed chains to the clasps.
15"And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment with skillful work; according to the work of the ephod thou shalt make it: of gold, of blue and of purple, and of scarlet and of finetwined linen shalt thou make it.
16Foursquare it shall be, and doubled: a span shall be the length thereof and a span shall be the breadth thereof.
17And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle; this shall be the first row.
18And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond;
19and the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst;
20and the fourth row a beryl and an onyx and a jasper. They shall be set in gold in their enclosings.
21And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes.
22And thou shalt make upon the breastplate chains at the ends, of wreathed work of pure gold.
23And thou shalt make upon 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 wreathed chains of gold in the two rings which are on the ends of the breastplate.
25And the other two ends of the two wreathed chains thou shalt fasten in the two clasps, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front of it.
26And thou shalt make two rings of gold, and thou shalt put them upon the two ends of the breastplate in the border thereof, which is on the inner side of the ephod.
27And two other rings of gold thou shalt make, and shalt put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart thereof, over against the other coupling thereof, above the embroidered girdle of the ephod.
28And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the embroidered 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 on the breastplate of judgment upon his heart when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually.
30And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim, and they shall be upon Aaron's heart when he goeth in before the LORD; and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the LORD continually.
31"And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all of blue;
32and there shall be a hole in the top of it, in the middle thereof. It shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of a jacket of mail, that it be not rent.
33And beneath upon the hem of it thou shalt make pomegranates of blue and of purple and of scarlet round about the hem thereof, and bells of gold between them round about:
34a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe round about.
35And it shall be upon Aaron when he ministers; and his sound shall be heard when he goeth in unto the holy place before the LORD and when he cometh out, that he die not.
36"And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold and engrave upon it, like the engravings of a signet: Holiness to the LORD.
37And thou shalt put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon the miter; upon the forefront of the miter it shall be.
38And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts. And it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.
39"And thou shalt embroider the coat of fine linen, and thou shalt make the miter of fine linen, and thou shalt make the girdle of needlework.
40"And for Aaron's sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make for them, for glory and for beauty.
41And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them and consecrate them and sanctify them, that they may minister unto Me in the priest's office.
42And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach.
43And they shall be upon Aaron and upon his sons when they come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place, that they bear not iniquity and die. It shall be a statute for ever unto him and his seed after him.
29"And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto Me in the priest's office: Take one young bullock and two rams without blemish,
2and unleavened bread and cakes unleavened tempered with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil -- of wheat flour shalt thou make them --
3and thou shalt put them into one basket and bring them in the basket, with the bullock and the two rams.
4And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shalt wash them with water.
5And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat and the robe of the ephod and the ephod and the breastplate, and gird him with the embroidered girdle of the ephod.
6And thou shalt put the miter upon his head and put the holy crown upon the miter.
7Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head and anoint him.
8And thou shalt bring his sons and put coats upon them.
9And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them. And the priest's office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute; and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.
10"And thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle of the congregation, and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the bullock.
11And thou shalt kill the bullock before the LORD by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
12And thou shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon the horns of the altar with thy finger, and pour all the blood alongside the bottom of the altar.
13And thou shalt take all the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul that is above the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is upon them, and burn them upon the altar.
14But the flesh of the bullock and his skin and his dung shalt thou burn with fire outside the camp. It is a sin offering.
15"Thou shalt also take one ram, and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram.
16And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take his blood and sprinkle it round about upon the altar.
17And thou shalt cut the ram in pieces, and wash the inwards of him and his legs, and put them on top of his pieces and on top of his head;
18and thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar. It is a burnt offering unto the LORD: it is a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
19"And thou shalt take the other ram, and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram.
20Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of his blood and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.
21And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron and upon his garments, and upon his sons and upon the garments of his sons with him; and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons and his sons' garments with him.
22"Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat, and the rump, and the fat that covereth the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is upon them, and the right shoulder (for it is a ram of consecration),
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 the LORD.
24And thou shalt put all in the hands of Aaron and in the hands of his sons, and shalt wave them for a wave offering before the LORD.
25And thou shalt receive them from their hands, and burn them upon the altar for a burnt offering, for a sweet savor before the LORD. It is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
26"And thou shalt take the breast of the ram of Aaron's consecration, and wave it for a wave offering before the LORD; and it shall be thy part.
27And thou shalt sanctify the breast of the wave offering and the shoulder of the heave offering, which is waved and which is heaved up, of the ram of the consecration, even of that which is for Aaron and of that which is for his sons.
28And it shall be Aaron's and his sons' by a statute for ever from the children of Israel, for it is a heave offering; and it shall be a heave offering from the children of Israel from the sacrifice of their peace offerings, even their heave offering unto the LORD.
29"And the holy garments of Aaron shall be his sons' after him, to be anointed therein and to be consecrated in them.
30And that son who is priest in his stead shall put them on seven days, when he cometh into the tabernacle of the congregation to minister in the holy place.
31"And thou shalt take the ram of the consecration and boil his flesh in the holy place.
32And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
33And they shall eat those things with which the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them; but a stranger shall not eat thereof, because they are holy.
34And if aught of the flesh of the consecrations or of the bread remain unto the morning, then thou shalt burn the remainder with fire. It shall not be eaten, because it is holy.
35"And thus shalt thou do unto Aaron and to his sons, according to all things which I have commanded thee. Seven days shalt thou consecrate them.
36And thou shalt offer every day a bullock for a sin offering for atonement; and thou shalt cleanse the altar when thou hast made an atonement for it, and thou shalt anoint it to sanctify it.
37Seven days thou shalt make an atonement for the altar and sanctify it; and it shall be an altar most holy. Whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be holy.
38"Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar: two lambs of the first year, day by day continually.
39The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning, and the other lamb thou shalt offer at evening.
40And with the one lamb a tenth part of flour mingled with a fourth part of a hin of beaten oil, and a fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink offering.
41And the other lamb thou shalt offer at evening, and shalt do thereto according to the meat offering of the morning and according to the drink offering thereof, for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
42"This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD, where I will meet you to speak there unto thee.
43And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by My glory.
44And I will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar. I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons to minister to Me in the priest's office.
45And I will dwell among the children of Israel and will be their God.
46And they shall know that I am the LORD their God, who brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them. I am the LORD their God.
30"And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon; of shittim wood shalt thou make it.
2A cubit shall be the length thereof and a cubit the breadth thereof. Foursquare shall it be, and two cubits shall be the height thereof. The horns thereof shall be part of the same.
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 unto it a crown of gold round about.
4And two golden rings shalt thou make for it under the crown of it, by the two corners thereof; upon the two sides of it shalt thou make it; and they shall be for places for the staves to bear it.
5And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood and overlay them with gold.
6And thou shalt put it before the veil that is by the ark of the Testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the Testimony, where I will meet with thee.
7And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning. When he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
8And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at evening, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.
9Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.
10And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements. Once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations. It is most holy unto the LORD."
11And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,
12"When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel according to their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the LORD when thou numberest them, that there be no plague among them when thou numberest them.
13This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (a shekel is twenty gerahs); a half shekel shall be the offering to the LORD.
14Every one who passeth among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the LORD.
15The rich shall not give more and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering unto the LORD to make an atonement for your souls.
16And thou shalt take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, that it may be a memorial unto the children of Israel before the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls."
17And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,
18"Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, with his foot also of brass, for washing; and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein.
19For Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat.
20When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water, that they die not. Or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the LORD,
21so they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not. And it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed throughout their generations."
22Moreover the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,
23"Take thou also unto thee principal spices: of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half as much (even two hundred and fifty shekels), and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,
24and of cassia five hundred shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a hin.
25And thou shalt make from it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound according to the art of the perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil.
26And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the congregation therewith, and the ark of the Testimony,
27and the table and all his vessels, and the candlestick and his vessels, and the altar of incense,
28and the altar of burnt offering with all his vessels, and the laver and his foot;
29and thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy. Whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy.
30And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons and consecrate them, that they may minister unto Me in the priest's office.
31And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, 'This shall be a holy anointing oil unto Me throughout your generations.
32Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any other like it, according to the composition of it. It is holy, and it shall be holy unto you.
33Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or whosoever putteth any of it upon a stranger, shall even be cut off from his people.'"
34And the LORD said unto Moses, "Take unto thee sweet spices: stacte and onycha and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense, of each shall there be a like weight.
35And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection according to the art of the perfumer, tempered together, pure and holy.
36And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put it before the testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation where I will meet with thee; it shall be unto you most holy.
37And as for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make it for yourselves according to the composition thereof; it shall be unto thee holy for the LORD.
38Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut off from his people."
31And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,
2"See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.
3And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and in understanding and in knowledge and in all manner of workmanship,
4to devise skillful works: to work in gold and in silver and in brass,
5and in cutting of stones to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.
6And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the hearts of all who are wisehearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee:
7the tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the Testimony and the mercy seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the tabernacle,
8and the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar of incense,
9and the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver and his foot,
10and the clothes of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons to minister in the priest's office,
11and the anointing oil and sweet incense for the holy place. According to all that I have commanded thee shall they do."
12And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,
13"Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, 'Verily My Sabbaths ye shall keep; for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that ye may know that I am the LORD who doth sanctify you.
14Ye shall keep the Sabbath therefore, for it is holy unto you. Every one who defileth it shall surely be put to death; for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
15Six days may work be done, but on the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD. Whosoever doeth any work on the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
16Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations for a perpetual covenant.
17It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel for ever; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.'"
18And He gave unto Moses, when He had made an end of communing with him upon Mount Sinai, two tablets of testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.
32And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron and said unto him, "Arise, make us gods which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what has become of him."
2And Aaron said unto them, "Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons and of your daughters, and bring them unto me."
3And all the people broke off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.
4And he received them from their hand, and fashioned it with an engraving tool after he had made it a molten calf; and they said, "These are thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt!"
5And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation and said, "Tomorrow is a feast to the LORD."
6And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
7And the LORD said unto Moses, "Go, get thee down; for thy people which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves.
8They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molten calf and have worshiped it, and have sacrificed thereunto and said, 'These are thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt!'"
9And the LORD said unto Moses, "I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiffnecked people.
10Now therefore let Me alone, that My wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them; and I will make of thee a great nation."
11And Moses besought the LORD his God and said, "LORD, why doth Thy wrath wax hot against Thy people, whom Thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?
12Why should the Egyptians speak and say, 'For mischief did He bring them out, to slay them in the mountains and to consume them from the face of the earth'? Turn from Thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against Thy people.
13Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Thy servants to whom Thou sworest by Thine own self and saidst unto them, 'I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever.'"
14And the LORD repented of the evil which He thought to do unto His people.
15And Moses turned and went down from the mount, and the two tablets of the testimony were in his hand. The tablets were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.
16And the tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tablets.
17And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, "There is a noise of war in the camp."
18And Moses said, "It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome; but the noise of them that sing do I hear."
19And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing; and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tablets out of his hands and broke them beneath the mount.
20And he took the calf which they had made and burned it in the fire and ground it to powder, and strewed it upon the water and made the children of Israel drink of it.
21And Moses said unto Aaron, "What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?"
22And Aaron said, "Let not the anger of my lord wax hot. Thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.
23For they said unto me, 'Make us gods which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what has become of him.'
24And I said unto them, 'Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off.' So they gave it to me. Then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf."
25And when Moses saw that the people were naked (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies),
26then Moses stood in the gate of the camp and said, "Who is on the LORD'S side? Let him come unto me." And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.
27And he said unto them, "Thus saith the LORD God of Israel: 'Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.'"
28And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses, and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
29For Moses had said, "Consecrate yourselves today to the LORD, even every man upon his son and upon his brother, that He may bestow upon you a blessing this day."
30And it came to pass on the morrow that Moses said unto the people, "Ye have sinned a great sin. And now I will go up unto the LORD. Perhaps I shall make an atonement for your sin."
31And Moses returned unto the LORD and said, "Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made themselves gods of gold.
32Yet now, if Thou wilt forgive their sin -- and if not, blot me, I pray Thee, out of Thy book which Thou hast written!"
33And the LORD said unto Moses, "Whosoever hath sinned against Me, him will I blot out of My book.
34Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee; behold, Mine angel shall go before thee. Nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them."
35And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf which Aaron made.
33And the LORD said unto Moses, "Depart and go up hence, thou and the people whom thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I swore unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, 'Unto thy seed will I give it.'
2And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite and the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite"
3unto a land flowing with milk and honey. For I will not go up in the midst of thee, for thou art a stiffnecked people, lest I consume thee on the way."
4And when the people heard these evil tidings they mourned, and no man put on his ornaments.
5For the LORD had said unto Moses, "Say unto the children of Israel, 'Ye are a stiffnecked people. I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment and consume thee. Therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee.'"
6And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by Mount Horeb.
7And Moses took the tabernacle and pitched it outside the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass that every one who sought the LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was outside the camp.
8And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, that all the people rose up and stood every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses until he had gone into the tabernacle.
9And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the LORD talked with Moses.
10And all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the tabernacle door; and all the people rose up and worshiped, every man in his tent door.
11And the LORD spoke unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he returned again into the camp; but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
12And Moses said unto the LORD, "See, Thou sayest unto me, 'Bring up this people,' and Thou hast not let me know whom Thou wilt send with me. Yet Thou hast said, 'I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in My sight.'
13Now therefore, I pray Thee, if I have found grace in Thy sight, show me now Thy way, that I may know Thee, that I may find grace in Thy sight; and consider that this nation is Thy people."
14And He said, "My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest."
15And he said unto Him, "If Thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.
16For wherein shall it be known here that I and Thy people have found grace in Thy sight? Is it not in that Thou goest with us? So shall we be separated, I and Thy people, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth."
17And the LORD said unto Moses, "I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken; for thou hast found grace in My sight, and I know thee by name."
18And he said, "I beseech Thee, show me Thy glory."
19And He said, "I will make all My goodness pass before thee; and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee, and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy."
20And He said, "Thou canst not see My face, for there shall no man see Me and live."
21And the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by Me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock.
22And it shall come to pass, while My glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with My hand while I pass by;
23and I will take away Mine hand, and thou shalt see My back parts, but My face shall not be seen."
34And the LORD said unto Moses, "Hew thee two tablets of stone like unto the first, and I will write upon these tablets the words that were in the first tablets which thou brokest.
2And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto Mount Sinai, and present thyself there to Me on the top of the mount.
3And no man shall come up with thee, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount."
4And he hewed two tablets of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning and went up unto Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tablets of stone.
5And the LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.
6And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
7keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children unto the third and to the fourth generation."
8And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped.
9And he said, "If now I have found grace in Thy sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray Thee, go among us, for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for Thine inheritance."
10And He said, "Behold, I make a covenant. Before all thy people I will do marvels such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among whom thou art shall see the work of the LORD, for it is a fearsome thing that I will do with thee.
11Observe thou that which I command thee this day. Behold, I 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, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee.
13But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their Asherah poles.
14For thou shalt worship no other god; for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God,
15lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee and thou eat of his sacrifice,
16and thou take 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 thee no molten gods.
18"The Feast of Unleavened Bread shalt thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month of Abib; for in the month of Abib thou camest out from Egypt.
19"All that openeth the womb is Mine, and every firstling among thy cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is male.
20But the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou redeem him not, then shalt thou break his neck. All the firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem. And none shall appear before Me empty.
21"Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest; in plowing time and in harvest thou shalt rest.
22And thou shalt observe the Feast of Weeks of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year's end.
23Thrice in the year shall all your menchildren appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.
24For I will cast out the nations before thee and enlarge thy borders; neither shall any man desire thy land when thou shalt go up to appear before the LORD 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 until the morning.
26The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not boil a kid in his mother's milk."
27And the LORD said unto Moses, "Write thou these words, for according to the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel."
28And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote upon the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.
29And it came to pass, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses knew not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him.
30And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come nigh him.
31And Moses called unto them, and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned unto him; and Moses talked with them.
32And afterward all the children of Israel came nigh, and he gave them in commandments all that the LORD had spoken with him on Mount Sinai.
33And until Moses had done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.
34But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with Him, he took the veil off until he came out. And he came out, and spoke unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded.
35And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone; and Moses put the veil upon his face again, until he went in to speak with Him.
35And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together and said unto them, "These are the words which the LORD hath commanded, that ye should do them:
2Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be for you a holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD. Whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
3Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the Sabbath day."
4And Moses spoke unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, "This is the thing which the LORD commanded, saying,
5'Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD. Whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD: gold and silver and brass;
6and blue and purple and scarlet, and fine linen and goats' hair;
7and rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood;
8and oil for the light, and spices for anointing oil and for the sweet incense;
9and onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod and for the breastplate.
10"'And every wisehearted among you shall come and make all that the LORD hath commanded:
11the tabernacle, his tent and his covering, his clasps, and his boards, his bars, his pillars and his sockets;
12the ark and the staves thereof, with the mercy seat and the veil of the covering;
13the table and his staves and all his vessels, and the showbread;
14the candlestick also for the light, and his furniture and his lamps with the oil for the light;
15and the incense altar and his staves, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the door at the entrance of the tabernacle;
16the altar of burnt offering with his brazen grate, his staves and all his vessels, the laver and his foot;
17the hangings of the court, his pillars and their sockets, and the hanging for the door of the court;
18the pegs of the tabernacle, and the pegs of the court and their cords;
19the clothes of service to do service in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons to minister in the priest's office.'"
20And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the presence of Moses.
21And they came every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD'S offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service and for the holy garments.
22And they came, both men and women, as many as were willinghearted, and brought bracelets and earrings, and rings and tablets, all jewels of gold; and every man who offered, offered an offering of gold unto the LORD.
23And every man with whom was found blue and purple and scarlet, and fine linen and goats' hair, and red skins of rams and badgers' skins, brought them.
24Every one who offered an offering of silver and brass brought the LORD'S offering; and every man with whom was found shittim wood for any work of the service brought it.
25And all the women who were wisehearted spun with their hands and brought that which they had spun, both of blue and of purple, and of scarlet and of fine linen.
26And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats' hair.
27And the rulers brought onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod and for the breastplate,
28and spices, and oil for the light and for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense.
29The children of Israel brought a willing offering unto the LORD, every man and woman whose heart made them willing to bring for all manner of work, which the LORD had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses.
30And Moses said unto the children of Israel, "See, the LORD hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur of the tribe of Judah.
31And He hath filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
32and to devise skillful works, to work in gold and in silver and in brass,
33and in the cutting of stones to set them, and in carving of wood to make any manner of skillful work.
34And He hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan.
35Them hath He filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work of the engraver and of the skilled workman, and of the embroiderer in blue and in purple, in scarlet and in fine linen, and of the weaver --even of those who do any work and of those who devise skillful work."
36Then Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wisehearted man in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, wrought according to all that the LORD had commanded.
2And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wisehearted man in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up, to come unto the work to do it.
3And they received from Moses all the offering which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it thereby. And they brought yet unto him freewill offerings every morning.
4And all the wise men who wrought all the work of the sanctuary came every man from his work which they made,
5and they spoke unto Moses, saying, "The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work which the LORD commanded to make."
6And Moses gave a commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, "Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary." So the people were restrained from bringing,
7for the supply they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much.
8And every wisehearted man among them who wrought the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains of finetwined linen, and blue and purple and scarlet; with cherubims of skillful work made he them.
9The length of one curtain was twenty and eight cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits; the curtains were all of one size.
10And he coupled the five curtains one unto another, and the other five curtains he coupled one unto another.
11And he made loops of blue on the edge of one curtain from the selvage in the coupling. Likewise he made in the outermost side of another curtain, in the coupling of the second.
12Fifty loops made he in one curtain, and fifty loops made he in the edge of the curtain which was in the coupling of the second; the loops held one curtain to another.
13And he made fifty clasps of gold, and coupled the curtains one unto another with the clasps. So it became one tabernacle.
14And he made curtains of goats' hair for the tent over the tabernacle; eleven curtains he made them.
15The length of one curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits was the breadth of one curtain; the eleven curtains were of one size.
16And he coupled five curtains by themselves and six curtains by themselves.
17And he made fifty loops upon the outermost edge of the curtain in the coupling, and fifty loops made he upon the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second.
18And he made fifty clasps of brass to couple the tent together, 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 boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood, standing upright.
21The length of a board was ten cubits, and the breadth of a board one cubit and a half.
22One board had two tenons equally distant one from another. Thus did he make for all the boards of the tabernacle.
23And he made boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards for the south side southward.
24And forty sockets of silver he made under the twenty boards: two sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two tenons.
25And for the other side of the tabernacle, which is toward the north corner, he made twenty boards
26and their forty sockets of silver: two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
27And for the sides of the tabernacle westward he made six boards.
28And two boards made he for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.
29And they were coupled beneath and coupled together at the head thereof to one ring; thus he did to both of them in both the corners.
30And there were eight boards, and their sockets were sixteen sockets of silver, under every board two sockets.
31And he made bars of shittim 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 for the sides westward.
33And he made the middle bar to extend through the boards from the one end to the other.
34And he overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings of gold to be places for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.
35And he made a veil of blue and purple and scarlet, and finetwined linen; with cherubims he made it of skillful work.
36And he made thereunto four pillars of shittim wood and overlaid them with gold. Their hooks were of gold, and he cast for them four sockets of silver.
37And he made a hanging for the tabernacle door of blue and purple and scarlet, and finetwined linen, of needlework,
38and the five pillars of it with their hooks. And he overlaid their capitals and their fillets with gold, but their five sockets were of brass.
37And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood. Two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it.
2And he overlaid it with pure gold within and without, and made a crown of gold for it round about.
3And he cast for it four rings of gold to be set in the four corners of it: even two rings upon the one side of it, and two rings upon the other side of it.
4And he made staves of shittim wood and overlaid them with gold.
5And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the ark, to bear the ark.
6And he made the mercy seat of pure gold. Two cubits and a half was the length thereof, and one cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
7And he made two cherubims of gold. Beaten out of one piece made he them on the two ends of the mercy seat:
8one cherub on the end on this side, and another cherub on the other end on that side; out of the mercy seat made he the cherubims on the two ends thereof.
9And the cherubims spread out their wings on high, and covered over the mercy seat with their wings with their faces one toward another; even toward the mercy seat were the faces of the cherubims.
10And he made the table of shittim wood. Two cubits was 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 thereunto a crown of gold round about.
12Also he made thereunto a border of a handbreadth round about, and made a crown of gold for the border thereof round about.
13And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings upon the four corners that were in the four feet thereof.
14Over against the border were the rings, the places for the staves to bear the table.
15And he made the staves of shittim wood to bear the table, and overlaid them with gold.
16And he made the vessels which were upon the table -- his dishes and his spoons and his bowls and his covers for covering -- of pure gold.
17And he made the candlestick of pure gold; of beaten work made he the candlestick. His shaft, and his branch, his bowls, his buds and his flowers were of the same.
18And six branches came 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.
19Three bowls were made after the fashion of almonds on one branch, with a bud and a flower, and three bowls were made like almonds on another branch, with a bud and a flower -- so throughout the six branches going out of the candlestick.
20And on the candlestick were four bowls made like almonds, with his buds and his flowers,
21and a bud under two branches of the same, and a bud under two branches of the same, and a bud under two branches of the same, according to the six branches going out of it.
22Their buds and their branches were of the same; all of it was one beaten work of pure gold.
23And he made his seven lamps and his snuffers and his snuff dishes of pure gold.
24Of a talent of pure gold made he it, and all the vessels thereof.
25And he made the incense altar of shittim wood. The length of it was a cubit and the breadth of it a cubit; it was foursquare, and two cubits was the height of it. The horns thereof were of the same.
26And he overlaid it with pure gold, both the top of it and the sides thereof round about, and the horns of it; also he made for it a crown of gold round about.
27And he made two rings of gold for it under the crown thereof, by the two corners of it, upon the two sides thereof, to be places for the staves to bear it.
28And he made the staves of shittim wood and overlaid them with gold.
29And he made the holy anointing oil and the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the perfumer.
38And he made the altar of burnt offering of shittim wood; five cubits was the length thereof and five cubits the breadth thereof; it was foursquare, and three cubits the height thereof.
2And he made the horns thereof on the four corners of it; the horns thereof were of the same, and he overlaid it with brass.
3And he made all the vessels of the altar: the pots and the shovels and the basins, and the fleshhooks and the firepans; all the vessels thereof made he of brass.
4And he made for the altar a brazen grate of network, under the rim thereof beneath, unto the midst of it.
5And he cast four rings for the four ends of the grate of brass, to be places for the staves.
6And he made the staves of shittim wood and overlaid them with brass.
7And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the altar to bear it; he made the altar hollow with boards.
8And he made the laver of brass and the foot of it from brass, from the looking glasses of the women assembling, who assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
9And he made the court: on the south side southward the hangings of the court were of finetwined linen, a hundred cubits.
10Their pillars were twenty and their brazen sockets twenty; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.
11And for the north side the hangings were a hundred cubits. Their pillars were twenty and their sockets of brass twenty, the hooks of the pillars and their fillets, of silver.
12And for the west side were hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten and their sockets ten, the hooks of the pillars and their fillets, of silver.
13And for the east side eastward, fifty cubits.
14The hangings of the one side of the gate were fifteen cubits, their pillars three and their sockets three.
15And for the other side of the court gate, on this side and that side, were hangings of fifteen cubits, their pillars three and their sockets three.
16All the hangings of the court round about were of finetwined linen.
17And the sockets for the pillars were of brass, the hooks of the pillars and their fillets, of silver; and the overlaying of their capitals, of silver, and all the pillars of the court were filleted with silver.
18And the hanging for the gate of the court was needlework: of blue and purple and scarlet, and finetwined linen; and twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits, corresponding to the hangings of the court.
19And their pillars were four and their sockets of brass four; their hooks, of silver, and the overlaying of their capitals and their fillets, of silver.
20And all the pegs of the tabernacle and of the court round about were of brass.
21This is the account of the tabernacle, even of the tabernacle of testimony, as it was counted according to the commandment of Moses for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, son of Aaron the priest.
22And Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD commanded Moses.
23And with him was Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and a skillful workman, and an embroiderer in blue and in purple and in scarlet, and fine linen.
24All the gold that was used for the work in all the work of the holy place, even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.
25And the silver of those who were numbered in the congregation was a hundred talents, and a thousand seven hundred and threescore and fifteen shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary:
26a bekah for every man, that is, half a shekel, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, for every one who went to be numbered from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty men.
27And of the hundred talents of silver were cast the sockets of the sanctuary and the sockets of the veil: a hundred sockets from the hundred talents, a talent for a socket.
28And of the thousand seven hundred seventy and five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their capitals and filleted them.
29And the brass from the offering was seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels.
30And therewith he made the sockets for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the brazen altar and the brazen grate for it, and all the vessels of the altar,
31and the sockets of the court round about, and the sockets of the court gate, 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 clothes of service to do service in the holy place, and made the holy garments for Aaron, as the LORD commanded Moses.
2And he made the ephod of gold, blue and purple and scarlet, and finetwined linen.
3And they beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires to work it in the blue and in the purple and in the scarlet and in the fine linen, with skillful work.
4They made shoulder pieces for it to couple it together; by the two edges was it coupled together.
5And the embroidered girdle of his ephod that was upon it was of the same, according to the work thereof: of gold, blue and purple and scarlet, and finetwined linen, as the LORD commanded Moses.
6And they wrought onyx stones enclosed in clasps of gold, graven as signets are graven, with the names of the children of Israel.
7And he put them on the shoulders of the ephod, that they should be stones for a memorial to the children of Israel, as the LORD commanded Moses.
8And he made the breastplate of skillful work, like the work of the ephod: of gold, blue and purple and scarlet, and finetwined linen.
9It was foursquare. They made the breastplate double: a span was the length thereof and a span the breadth thereof, being doubled.
10And they set in it four rows of stones: the first row was a sardius, a topaz and a carbuncle; this was the first row;
11and the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond;
12and the third row, a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst;
13and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. They were enclosed in clasps of gold in their enclosings.
14And the stones were according to the names of the children of Israel -- twelve, according to their names like the engravings of a signet, every one with his name according to the twelve tribes.
15And they made upon the breastplate chains at the ends of wreathed work of pure gold.
16And they made two clasps of gold and two gold rings, and put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.
17And they put the two wreathed chains of gold in the two rings on the ends of the breastplate;
18and the two ends of the two wreathed chains they fastened in the two clasps, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front.
19And they made two rings of gold and put them on the two ends of the breastplate, upon the border of it which was on the side of the ephod inward;
20and they made two other golden rings and put them on the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the front of it over against the other coupling thereof, above the embroidered girdle of the ephod.
21And they bound the breastplate by his rings unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be above the embroidered girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the ephod, as the LORD commanded Moses.
22And he made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue.
23And there was a hole in the midst of the robe, as the hole of a jacket of mail, with a band round about the hole, that it should not rend.
24And they made upon the hems of the robe pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet, and twined linen.
25And they made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates upon the hem of the robe, round about between the pomegranates:
26a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, round about the hem of the robe to minister in, as the LORD commanded Moses.
27And they made coats of fine linen of woven work for Aaron and for his sons,
28and a miter of fine linen and goodly bonnets of fine linen, and linen breeches of finetwined linen,
29and a girdle of finetwined linen, and blue and purple and scarlet needlework, as the LORD commanded Moses.
30And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote upon it a writing, like the engravings of a signet: Holiness to the LORD.
31And they tied unto it a lace of blue to fasten it on high upon the miter, as the LORD commanded Moses.
32Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation finished, and the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses; so did they.
33And they brought the tabernacle unto Moses: the tent and all his furniture, his clasps, his boards, his bars and his pillars and his sockets;
34and the covering of rams' skins dyed red, and the covering of badgers' skins, and the veil of the covering;
35the ark of the Testimony and the staves thereof, and the mercy seat;
36the table and all the vessels thereof, and the showbread;
37the pure candlestick with the lamps thereof, even with the lamps to be set in order, and all the vessels thereof, and the oil for light;
38and the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the tabernacle door;
39the brazen altar and his grate of brass, his staves and all his vessels, the laver and his foot;
40the hangings of the court, his pillars and his sockets, and the hanging for the court gate, his cords and his pegs, and all the vessels of the service of the tabernacle for the tent of the congregation;
41the clothes of service to do service in the holy place, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest and his sons' garments to minister in the priest's office.
42According to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel made all the work.
43And Moses looked upon all the work, and behold, they had done it as the LORD had commanded; even so had they done it. And Moses blessed them.
40And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,
2"On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.
3And thou shalt put therein the ark of the Testimony, and 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 the lamps thereof.
5And thou shalt set the altar of gold for the incense before the ark of the Testimony, and put up the hanging of the door to the tabernacle.
6And thou shalt set the altar of the burnt offering before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.
7And thou shalt set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and shalt put water therein.
8And thou shalt set up the court round about, and hang up the hanging at the court gate.
9And thou shalt take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle and all that is therein, and shalt hallow it and all the vessels thereof; and it shall be holy.
10And thou shalt anoint the altar of the burnt offering and all his vessels, and sanctify the altar; and it shall be an altar most holy.
11And thou shalt anoint the laver and his foot, and sanctify it.
12And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water.
13And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him and sanctify him, that he may minister unto Me in the priest's office.
14And thou shalt bring his sons and clothe them with coats;
15and thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may minister unto Me in the priest's office. For their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations."
16Thus did Moses: according to all that the LORD commanded him, so did he.
17And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was reared up.
18And Moses reared up the tabernacle, and fastened his sockets and set up the boards thereof, and put in the bars thereof and reared up his pillars.
19And he spread abroad the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent above upon it, as the LORD commanded Moses.
20And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above upon the ark.
21And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the veil of the covering and covered the ark of the Testimony, as the LORD commanded Moses.
22And he put the table in the tent of the congregation upon the side of the tabernacle northward, outside the veil.
23And he set the bread in order upon it before the LORD, as the LORD had commanded Moses.
24And he put the candlestick in the tent of the congregation opposite the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward.
25And he lighted the lamps before the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses.
26And he put the golden altar in the tent of the congregation before the veil;
27and he burned sweet incense thereon, as the LORD commanded Moses.
28And he set up the hanging at the door of the tabernacle.
29And he put the altar of burnt offering by the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation, and offered upon it the burnt offering and the meat offering, as the LORD commanded Moses.
30And he set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and put water there for washing.
31And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet thereat.
32When they went into the tent of the congregation and when they came near unto the altar, they washed, as the LORD commanded Moses.
33And he reared up the court round about the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the hanging of the court gate. So Moses finished the work.
34Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
35And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
36And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys;
37but if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not until the day that it was taken up.
38For the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel throughout all their journeys.
1And the LORD called unto Moses, and spoke unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,
2"Speak unto the children of Israel and say unto them: 'If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd and of the flock.
3"'If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish. He shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD.
4And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering, and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.
5And he shall kill the bullock before the LORD; and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall bring the blood and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
6And he shall flay the burnt offering and cut it into his pieces.
7And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in order upon the fire.
8And the priests, Aaron's sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar;
9but his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water. And the priest shall burn all on the altar to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the LORD.
10"'And if his offering be of the flocks, namely, of the sheep or of the goats, for a burnt sacrifice, he shall bring a male without blemish.
11And he shall kill it on the side of the altar northward before the LORD; and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall sprinkle his blood round about upon the altar.
12And he shall cut it into his pieces, with his head and his fat; and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar,
13but he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water. And the priest shall bring it all and burn it upon the altar: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the LORD.
14"'And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves or of young pigeons.
15And the priest shall bring it unto the altar, and wring off his head, and burn it on the altar; and the blood thereof shall be wrung out at the side of the altar.
16And he shall pluck away his crop with his feathers, and cast it beside the altar on the east part, by the place of the ashes.
17And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but shall not divide it asunder. And the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the LORD.
2"'And when any will offer a meat offering unto the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it and put frankincense thereon.
2And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests; and he shall take from it his handful of the flour thereof and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the LORD.
3And the remnant of the meat offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most holy of the offerings to the LORD made by fire.
4"'And if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering baked in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.
5And if thy oblation be a meat offering baked in a pan, it shall be of fine flour, unleavened, mingled with oil.
6Thou shalt part it in pieces and pour oil thereon: it is a meat offering.
7And if thy oblation be a meat offering baked in the frying pan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil.
8And thou shalt bring the meat offering that is made of these things unto the LORD; and when it is presented unto the priest, he shall bring it unto the altar.
9And the priest shall take from the meat offering a memorial thereof and shall burn it upon the altar: it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the LORD.
10And that which is left of the meat offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire.
11"'No meat offering which ye shall bring unto the LORD shall be made with leaven; for ye shall burn no leaven nor any honey in any offering of the LORD made by fire.
12As for the oblation of the firstfruits, ye shall offer them unto the LORD, but they shall not be burned on the altar for a sweet savor.
13And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou allow the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering. With all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.
14And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits unto the LORD, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy firstfruits green ears of corn dried by the fire, even corn beaten out of full ears.
15And thou shalt put oil upon it and lay frankincense thereon: it is a meat offering.
16And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the beaten corn thereof and part of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
3"'And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of the herd, whether it be a male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the LORD.
2And he shall