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BERÂSHITH

GENESIS — 1 MOSHEH

1 In the beginning Elohim created the
heavens and the earth.
2 And the earth came to be a formless and
came to be morning, the third day.
14 And Elohim said, “Let lights come to

be in the expanse of the heavens to sepa-
empty, and darkness was on the face of the rate the day from the night, and let them be
deep. And the Spirit of Elohim was mov- for signs and appointed times, and for days
ing on the face of the waters. and years,
3 And Elohim said, “Let light come to 15 and let them be for lights in the expanse

be,” and light came to be. of the heavens to give light on the earth.”
4 And Elohim saw the light, that it was And it came to be so.
good. And Elohim separated the light from 16 And Elohim made two great lights: the

the darkness. greater light to rule the day, and the lesser
5 And Elohim called the light ‘day’ and light to rule the night, and the stars.
the darkness He called ‘night.’ And there 17 And Elohim set them in the expanse of

came to be evening and there came to be the heavens to give light on the earth,
morning, the first day. 18 and to rule over the day and over the
6 And Elohim said, “Let an expanse night, and to separate the light from the
come to be in the midst of the waters, and darkness. And Elohim saw that it was
let it separate the waters from the waters.” good.
7 And Elohim made the expanse, and 19 And there came to be evening and there

separated the waters which were under the came to be morning, the fourth day.
expanse from the waters which were above 20 And Elohim said, “Let the waters teem

the expanse. And it came to be so. with shoals of living creatures, and let
8 And Elohim called the expanse ‘heav- birds fly above the earth on the face of the
ens.’ And there came to be evening and expanse of the heavens.”
there came to be morning, the second day. 21 And Elohim created great sea creatures
9 And Elohim said, “Let the waters under and every living creature that moves, with
the heavens be gathered together into one which the waters teemed, according to
place, and let the dry land appear.” And it their kind, and every winged bird accord-
came to be so. ing to its kind. And Elohim saw that it was
10 And Elohim called the dry land ‘earth,’ good.
and the collection of the waters He called 22 And Elohim blessed them, saying,

‘seas.’ And Elohim saw that it was good. “Bear fruit and increase, and fill the waters
11 And Elohim said, “Let the earth bring in the seas, and let the birds increase on the
forth grass, the plant that yields seed, and earth.”
the fruit tree that yields fruit according to 23 And there came to be evening and there

its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the came to be morning, the fifth day.
earth.” And it came to be so. 24 And Elohim said, “Let the earth bring
12 And the earth brought forth grass, the forth the living creature according to its
plant that yields seed according to its kind, kind: livestock and creeping creatures and
and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is beasts of the earth, according to its kind.”
in itself according to its kind. And Elohim And it came to be so.
saw that it was good. 25 And Elohim made the beast of the earth
13 And there came to be evening and there according to its kind, livestock according

a Or the earth became.

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to its kind, and all that creep on the earth rain on the earth, and there was no man to
according to its kind. And Elohim saw that till the ground,
it was good. 6 but a mist went up from the earth and
26 And Elohim said, “Let Us make man in watered the entire surface of the ground.
Our image, according to Our likeness, and 7 And HWHY Elohim formed the man out
let them rule over the fish of the sea, and of dust from the ground, and breathed into
over the birds of the heavens, and over the his nostrils breath of life. And the man
livestock, and over all the earth and over became a living being.
all the creeping creatures that creep on the 8 And HWHY Elohim planted a garden in
earth.” ÂÅen, to the east, and there He put the man
27 And Elohim created the man in His whom He had formed.
image, in the image of Elohim He created 9 And out of the ground HWHY Elohim
him – male and female He created them. made every tree grow that is pleasant to the
28 And Elohim blessed them, and Elohim sight and good for food, with the tree of
said to them, “Bear fruit and increase, and life in the midst of the garden and the tree
fill the earth and subdue it, and rule over of the knowledge of good and evil.
the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the 10 And a river went out of ÂÅen to water
heavens, and over all creatures moving on the garden, and from there it divided and
the earth.” became four riverheads.
29 And Elohim said, “See, I have given 11 The name of the first is Pishon, it is
you every plant that yields seed which is the one surrounding the entire land of
on the face of all the earth, and every tree Àawilah, where there is gold.
whose fruit yields seed, to you it is for 12 And the gold of that land is good.
food. Bdellium is there, and the shoham stone.
30 “And to every beast of the earth, and to 13 And the name of the second river is
every bird of the heavens, and to every GiÁon, it is the one surrounding the entire
creeping creature on the earth, in which land of Kush.
there is life, every green plant is for food.” 14 And the name of the third river is Àid-
And it came to be so. deqel, it is the one which goes toward the
31 And Elohim saw all that He had made, east of Ashshur. And the fourth river is the
and see, it was very good. And there came Euphrates.
to be evening and there came to be morn- 15 And HWHY Elohim took the man and put
ing, the sixth day. him in the garden of ÂÅen to work it and to
guard it.
2 Thus the heavens and the earth were
completed, and all their array.
2 And on the seventh day Elohim com-
16 And HWHY Elohim commanded the man,

saying, “Eat of every tree of the garden,
17 but do not eat of the tree of the knowl-
pleted His work which He had done, and edge of good and evil, for in the day that
He rested on the seventh day from all His you eat of it you shall certainly die.”
work which He had made. 18 And HWHY Elohim said, “It is not good
3 And Elohim blessed the seventh day for the man to be alone, I am going to
and set it apart, because on it He rested make a helper for him, as his counterpart.”
from all His work which Elohim in creat- 19 And from the ground HWHY Elohim
ing had made. formed every beast of the field and every
4 These are the births of the heavens and bird of the heavens, and brought them to
the earth when they were created, in the the man to see what he would call them.
day that HWHY Elohim made earth and heav- And whatever the man called each living
ens. creature, that was its name.
5 Now no shrub of the field was yet on 20 So the man gave names to all livestock,

the earth, and no plant of the field had yet and to the birds of the heavens, and to
sprung up, for HWHY Elohim had not sent every beast of the field. But for the man

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there was not found a helper for him, as his cool of the day, and AÅam and his wife hid
counterpart. themselves from the presence of HWHY
21 So HWHY Elohim caused a deep sleep to Elohim among the trees of the garden.
fall on the man, and he slept. And He took 9 And HWHY Elohim called unto AÅam

one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in and said to him, “Where are you?”
its place. 10 And he said, “I heard Your voice in the
22 And the rib which HWHY Elohim had garden, and I was afraid because I was
taken from the man He made into a naked, so I hid myself.”
woman, and He brought her to the man. 11 And He said, “Who made you know
23 And the man said, “This is now bone of that you were naked? Have you eaten of
my bones and flesh of my flesh. This one the tree of which I commanded you that
is called ‘woman,’ because she was taken you should not eat?”
out of man.” 12 And the man said, “The woman whom
24 For this cause a man shall leave his You gave to be with me, she gave me of
father and mother, and cleave to his wife, the tree and I ate.”
and they shall become one flesh. 13 And HWHY Elohim said to the woman,
25 And they were both naked, the man and “What is this you have done?” And the
his wife, yet they were not ashamed. woman said, “The serpent deceived me,
and I ate.”
3 And the serpent was more crafty than
any beast of the field which HWHY
14 And HWHY Elohim said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this, you are
Elohim had made, and he said to the cursed more than all livestock and more
woman, “Is it true that Elohim has said, than every beast of the field. On your belly
‘Do not eat of every tree of the garden’?” you are to go, and eat dust all the days of
2 And the woman said to the serpent, your life.
“We are to eat of the fruit of the trees of the 15 “And I put enmity between you and the
garden, woman, and between your seed and her
3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in Seed. b He shall crush your head, and you
the midst of the garden, Elohim has said, shall crush His heel.”
‘Do not eat of it, nor touch it, lest you 16 To the woman He said, “I greatly
die.’ ” increase your sorrow and your conception
4 And the serpent said to the woman, – bring forth children in pain. And your
“You shall certainly not die. desire is for your husband, and he does
5 “For Elohim knows that in the day you rule over you.”
eat of it your eyes shall be opened, and you 17 And to the man He said, “Because you

shall be like Elohim, knowing good and have listened to the voice of your wife, and
evil.” have eaten of the tree of which I com-
6 And the woman saw that the tree was manded you, saying, ‘Do not eat of it’:
good for food, that it was pleasant to the “Cursed is the ground because of you, in
eyes, and a tree desirable to make one toil you are to eat of it all the days of your
wise, and she took of its fruit and ate. And life,
she also gave to her husband with her, and 18 and the ground shall bring forth thorns

he ate. and thistles for you, and you shall eat the
7 Then the eyes of both of them were plants of the field.
opened, and they knew that they were 19 “By the sweat of your face you are to

naked. And they sewed fig leaves together eat bread until you return to the ground, for
and made loin coverings for themselves. out of it you were taken. For dust you are,
8 And they heard the sound of HWHY and to dust you return.”
Elohim walking about in the garden in the 20 And the man called his wife’s name

b First promise of the Messiah.

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Àawwah, because she became the mother to Me from the ground.
of all living. 11 “And now you are cursed from the
21 And HWHY Elohim made coats of skin earth, which has opened its mouth to
for the man and his wife and dressed them. receive your brother’s blood from your
22 And HWHY Elohim said, “See, the man hand.
has become like one of Us, to know good 12 “If you till the ground, it shall no longer

and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand yield its strength to you. You shall be a
and take also of the tree of life, and eat, fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.”
and live forever...” 13 And Qayin said to HWHY, “My punish-
23 so HWHY Elohim sent him out of the gar- ment is too great to bear!
den of ÂÅen to till the ground from which 14 “See, You have driven me from the
he was taken, face of the ground today, and I am hidden
24 and He drove the man out. And He from Your face. I shall be a fugitive and a
placed keruÄim at the east of the garden of wanderer on the earth, and it shall be that
ÂÅen, and a flaming sword which turned anyone who finds me kills me.”
every way, to guard the way to the tree of 15 And HWHY said to him, “Well, if anyone
life. kills Qayin, vengeance is taken on him
sevenfold.” And HWHY set up a sign for
4 And AÅam knew Àawwah his wife,
and she conceived and bore Qayin,
Qayin, lest anyone finding him kills him.
16 So Qayin went out from the presence of
and said, “I have gained a man from HWHY.” HWHY and dwelt in the land of NoÅ on the
2 And again, she gave birth to his brother east of ÂÅen.
HeÄel. And HeÄel became a keeper of 17 And Qayin knew his wife, and she con-
sheep, but Qayin became a tiller of the ceived and bore Àano¿. And he built a
ground. city, and called the name of the city after
3 And it came to be, in the course of time, the name of his son, Àano¿.
that Qayin brought an offering of the fruit 18 And to Àano¿ was born IraÅ. And IraÅ
of the ground to HWHY. brought forth MeÁuya’Ãl, and MeÁuya’Ãl
4 And HeÄel also brought of the first- brought forth Methusa’Ãl, and Methusa’Ãl
born of his flock and of their fat. And HWHY brought forth Leme¿.
looked to HeÄel and his offering, 19 And Leme¿ took for himself two
5 but He did not look to Qayin and his wives, the name of one was AÅah, and the
offering. And Qayin was very wroth, and name of the second was Tsillah.
his face fell. 20 And AÅah bore YaÄal. He was the
6 And HWHY said to Qayin, “Why are you father of those who dwell in tents, with
wroth? And why is your face fallen? livestock.
7 “If you do well, is there not accep- 21 And his brother’s name was YuÄal. He

tance? And if you do not do well, sin c is was the father of all those who play the
crouching at the door. And its desire is for lyre and flute.
you, but you should master it.” 22 As for Tsillah, she also bore TuÄal-
8 And Qayin told HeÄel his brother. And Qayin, a smith of all kinds of tools in
it came to be when they were in the field, bronze and iron. And the sister of TuÄal-
that Qayin rose up against HeÄel his broth- Qayin was NaÈamah.
er and killed him. 23 And Leme¿ said to his wives, “AÅah
9 And HWHY said to Qayin, “Where is and Tsillah, hear my voice! Wives of
HeÄel your brother?” And he said, “I do Leme¿, listen to my words! For I have
not know. Am I my brother’s guard?” killed a man for wounding me, even a
10 And He said, “What have you done? young man for hurting me.
The voice of your brother’s blood cries out 24 “For Qayin is avenged sevenfold, and

c Sin (transgression of a moral code or a moral law) was already then known, as we also read in 39:9.

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Leme¿ seventy-sevenfold.” and brought forth YereÅ.
25 And AÅam knew his wife again, and 16 And after he brought forth YereÅ,

she bore a son and called his name ShÃth, Mahalal’Ãl lived eight hundred and thirty
“For Elohim has appointed me another years, and brought forth sons and daugh-
seed instead of HeÄel, because Qayin had ters.
slain him.” 17 So all the days of Mahalal’Ãl were eight
26 And to ShÃth, to him also a son was hundred and ninety-five years, and he died.
born. And he called his name Enosh. Then 18 And YereÅ lived one hundred and

it was begun to call on the Name of HWHY. d sixty-two years, and brought forth Àano¿.
19 And after he brought forth Àano¿,

5 This is the book of the genealogy of
AÅam. In the day that Elohim created
YereÅ lived eight hundred years, and
brought forth sons and daughters.
man, He made him in the likeness of 20 So all the days of YereÅ were nine hun-

Elohim. dred and sixty-two years, and he died.
2 Male and female He created them, and 21 And Àano¿ lived sixty-five years, and

He blessed them, and called their name brought forth MethushelaÁ.
‘AÅam’ in the day they were created. 22 And after he brought forth Methu-
3 And AÅam lived one hundred and thir- shelaÁ, Àano¿ walked with Elohim three
ty years, and brought forth a son in his own hundred years, and brought forth sons and
likeness, after his image, and called his daughters.
name ShÃth. 23 So all the days of Àano¿ were three
4 And after he brought forth ShÃth, the hundred and sixty-five years.
days of AÅam were eight hundred years. 24 And Àano¿ walked with Elohim. Then

And he brought forth sons and daughters. he was no more, for Elohim took him.
5 So all the days that AÅam lived were 25 And MethushelaÁ lived one hundred

nine hundred and thirty years, and he died. and eighty-seven years, and brought forth
6 And ShÃth lived one hundred and five Leme¿.
years, and brought forth Enosh. 26 And after he brought forth Leme¿,
7 And after he brought forth Enosh, MethushelaÁ lived seven hundred and
ShÃth lived eight hundred and seven years, eighty-two years, and brought forth sons
and brought forth sons and daughters. and daughters.
8 So all the days of ShÃth were nine hun- 27 So all the days of MethushelaÁ were

dred and twelve years, and he died. nine hundred and sixty-nine years, and he
9 And Enosh lived ninety years, and died.
brought forth QÃynan. 28 And Leme¿ lived one hundred and
10 And after he brought forth QÃynan, eighty-two years, and brought forth a son,
Enosh lived eight hundred and fifteen 29 and called his name NoaÁ, saying,

years, and brought forth sons and daugh- “This one does comfort us concerning our
ters. work and the toil of our hands, because of
11 So all the days of Enosh were nine hun- the ground which HWHY has cursed.”
dred and five years, and he died. 30 And after he brought forth NoaÁ,
12 And QÃynan lived seventy years, and Leme¿ lived five hundred and ninety-five
brought forth Mahalal’Ãl. years, and brought forth sons and daugh-
13 After he brought forth Mahalal’Ãl, QÃy- ters.
nan lived eight hundred and forty years, 31 So all the days of Leme¿ were seven

and brought forth sons and daughters. hundred and seventy-seven years, and he
14 So all the days of QÃynan were nine died.
hundred and ten years, and he died. 32 And NoaÁ was five hundred years old,
15 And Mahalal’Ãl lived sixty-five years, and NoaÁ brought forth ShÃm, Àam, and

d The first record of “calling on the Name of HWHY.”

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Yepheth. and outside with tar.
15 “And this is how you are to make it:

6 And it came to be, when men began to
increase on the face of the earth, and
The length of the ark is three hundred
cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height
daughters were born to them, thirty cubits.
2 that the sons of Elohim saw the daugh- 16 “Make a window for the ark, and com-
ters of men, that they were good. And they plete it to a cubit from above. And set the
took wives for themselves of all whom door of the ark in its side. Make it with
they chose. lower, second, and third decks.
3 And HWHY said, “My Spirit shall not 17 “And see, I Myself am bringing flood-
strive with man forever in his going astray. waters on the earth, to destroy all flesh in
He is flesh, and his days shall be one hun- which is the breath of life from under the
dred and twenty years.” heavens – all that is on the earth is to die.
4 The Nephilim were on the earth in 18 “And I shall establish My covenant
those days, and also afterward, when the with you, and you shall come into the ark,
sons of Elohim came in to the daughters of you and your sons and your wife and your
men and they bore children to them. Those sons’ wives with you.
were the mighty men who were of old, the 19 “And of all the living creatures of all
men of name. flesh, two of each, you are to bring into the
5 And HWHY saw that the wickedness of ark, to keep them alive with you – a male
man was great in the earth, and that every and a female.
inclination of the thoughts of his heart was 20 “Of the birds after their kind, and of the
only evil continually. cattle after their kind, and of all creeping
6 And HWHY was sorry that He had made creatures of the earth after their kind, two
man on the earth, and He was grieved in of each are to come to you, to keep them
His heart. alive.
7 And HWHY said, “I am going to wipe off 21 “As for you, take of all food that is
man whom I have created from the face of eaten and gather it to yourself. And it shall
the earth, both man and beast, creeping be food for you and for them.”
creature and birds of the heavens, for I am 22 And NoaÁ did according to all that
sorry that I have made them.” Elohim commanded him, so he did.
8 But NoaÁ found favour in the eyes of

HWHY.
9 This is the genealogy of NoaÁ. NoaÁ 7 And HWHY said to NoaÁ, “Come into
the ark, you and all your household,
was a righteous man, perfect in his genera- because I have seen that you are righteous
tions. NoaÁ walked with Elohim. before Me in this generation.
10 And NoaÁ brought forth three sons: 2 “Of all the clean beasts take with you

ShÃm, Àam, and Yepheth. seven pairs, a male and his female; and of
11 And the earth was corrupt before the beasts that are unclean two, a male and
Elohim, and the earth was filled with vio- his female;
lence. 3 and of birds of the heavens seven pairs,
12 And Elohim looked upon the earth and male and female, to keep offspring alive on
saw that it was corrupt – for all flesh had the face of all the earth.
corrupted their way on the earth – 4 “For after seven more days I am send-
13 and Elohim said to NoaÁ, “The end of ing rain on the earth, forty days and forty
all flesh has come before Me, for the earth nights, and shall wipe from the face of the
is filled with violence through them. And earth all that stand that I created.”
see, I am going to destroy them from the 5 And NoaÁ did according to all that

earth. HWHY commanded him.
14 “Make yourself an ark of gopherwood. 6 Now NoaÁ was six hundred years old

Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside when the flood-waters were on the earth.

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7 And NoaÁ and his sons and his wife land, died.
and his sons’ wives went into the ark 23 So He wiped off all that stand, which

because of the waters of the flood. were on the face of the ground – both man
8 Of the clean beasts and of the beasts and beast, creeping creature and bird of the
that are unclean, and of birds, and of all heavens. And they were wiped off from the
that creep on the earth, earth. And only NoaÁ was left, and those
9 two by two they went into the ark to with him in the ark.
NoaÁ, male and female, as Elohim had 24 And the waters were mighty on the

commanded NoaÁ. earth, one hundred and fifty days.
10 And it came to be after seven days that

the waters of the flood were on the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of NoaÁ’s 8 And Elohim remembered NoaÁ, and
all the beasts and all the cattle that
life, in the second month, the seventeenth were with him in the ark. And Elohim
day of the month, on that day all the foun- made a wind to pass over the earth, and the
tains of the great deep were broken up, and waters subsided.
the windows of the heavens were opened. 2 And the fountains of the deep and the
12 And the rain was on the earth forty days windows of the heavens were stopped, and
and forty nights. the rain from the heavens was withheld.
13 On that same day NoaÁ and ShÃm and 3 And the waters receded steadily from

Àam and Yepheth, the sons of NoaÁ, and the earth, and at the end of the hundred and
NoaÁ’s wife and the three wives of his fifty days the waters diminished.
sons with them, went into the ark, 4 And in the seventh month, the seven-
14 they and every living creature after its teenth day of the month, the ark rested on
kind, and every beast after its kind, and the mountains of Ararat.
every creeping creature that creeps on the 5 And the waters decreased steadily until

earth after its kind, and every bird after its the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the
kind, every bird of every sort. first day of the month, the tops of the
15 And they went into the ark to NoaÁ, mountains became visible.
two by two, of all flesh in which is the 6 And it came to be, at the end of forty

breath of life. days, that NoaÁ opened the window of the
16 And those going in, male and female of ark which he had made,
all flesh, went in as Elohim had command- 7 and he sent out a raven, which kept

ed him, and HWHY shut him in. going out and turning back until the waters
17 And the flood was on the earth forty had dried up from the earth.
days, and the waters increased and lifted 8 Then he sent out a dove from him, to

up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. see if the waters had receded from the face
18 And the waters were mighty and great- of the ground.
ly increased on the earth, and the ark 9 But the dove found no resting place for

moved about on the surface of the waters. its feet and returned into the ark to him, for
19 And the waters were exceedingly the waters were on the face of all the earth.
mighty on the earth, and all the high moun- So he put out his hand and took it, and
tains under all the heavens were covered. pulled it into the ark to himself.
20 The waters became mighty, fifteen 10 And he waited yet another seven days,

cubits upward, and the mountains were and again he sent the dove out from the
covered. ark.
21 And all flesh died that moved on the 11 And the dove came to him in the

earth – birds and cattle and beasts and evening, and see, a freshly plucked olive
every creeping creature that creeps on the leaf was in its mouth. And NoaÁ knew that
earth, and all mankind. the waters had receded from the earth.
22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of 12 And he waited yet another seven days

the spirit of life, all that was on the dry and sent out the dove, which did not return

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to him again. food for you. I have given you all, as I
13 And it came to be in the six hundred gave the green plants.
and first year, in the first month, the first 4 “But do not eat flesh with its life, its

day of the month, that the waters were blood.
dried up from the earth. And NoaÁ 5 “But only your blood for your lives I

removed the covering of the ark and require, from the hand of every beast I
looked, and saw the surface of the ground require it, and from the hand of man. From
was dry. the hand of every man’s brother I require
14 And in the second month, on the the life of man.
twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth 6 “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man

was dry. his blood is shed, for in the image of
15 And Elohim spoke to NoaÁ, saying, Elohim has He made man.
16 “Go out of the ark, you and your wife 7 “As for you, bear fruit and increase,

and your sons and your sons’ wives with bring forth teemingly in the earth and
you. increase in it.”
17 “Bring out with you every living crea- 8 And Elohim spoke to NoaÁ and to his

ture of all flesh that is with you: of birds, sons with him, saying,
of cattle and all creeping creatures that 9 “And I, see, I establish My covenant

creep on the earth. And let them teem on with you and with your seed after you,
the earth, and bear and increase on the 10 and with every living creature that is

earth.” with you: of the birds, of the cattle, and of
18 So NoaÁ went out, and his sons and his every beast of the earth with you, of all
wife and his sons’ wives with him, that go out of the ark, every beast of the
19 every beast, every creeping creature, earth.
and every bird, whatever creeps on the 11 “And I shall establish My covenant

earth, according to their kinds, went out of with you, and never again is all flesh cut
the ark. off by the waters of the flood, and never
20 And NoaÁ built an altar to HWHY, and again is there a flood to destroy the earth.”
took of every clean beast and of every 12 And Elohim said, “This is the sign of

clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the covenant which I make between Me
the altar. and you, and every living creature that is
21 And HWHY smelled a soothing fragrance, with you, for all generations to come:
and HWHY said in His heart, “Never again 13 “I shall set My rainbow in the cloud,

shall I curse the ground because of man, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant
although the inclination of man’s heart is between Me and the earth.
evil from his youth, and never again smite 14 “And it shall be, when I bring a cloud

all living creatures, as I have done, over the earth, that the rainbow shall be
22 as long as the earth remains, seedtime seen in the cloud,
and harvest, and cold and heat, and winter 15 and I shall remember My covenant

and summer, and day and night shall not which is between Me and you and every
cease.” living creature of all flesh, and never again
let the waters become a flood to destroy all
9 And Elohim blessed NoaÁ and his
sons, and said to them, “Bear fruit and
flesh.
16 “And the rainbow shall be in the cloud,

increase, and fill the earth. and I shall see it, to remember the everlast-
2 “And the fear of you and the dread of ing covenant between Elohim and every
you is on every beast of the earth, on every living creature of all flesh that is on the
bird of the heavens, on all that creeps on earth.”
the ground, and on all the fish of the sea – 17 And Elohim said to NoaÁ, “This is the

into your hand they have been given. sign of the covenant which I have estab-
3 “Every moving creature that lives is lished between Me and all flesh that is on

9 BERÂSHITH 10

the earth.” 6 And the sons of Àam: Kush, and
18 And the sons of NoaÁ who went out of Mitsrayim, and Put, and KenaÈan.
the ark were ShÃm and Àam and Yepheth. 7 And the sons of Kush: SeÄa, and

And Àam was the father of KenaÈan. Àawilah, and SaÄtah, and RaÈmah, and
19 These three were the sons of NoaÁ, and SaÄte¿a. And the sons of RaÈmah: SheÄa
all the earth was overspread from them. and DeÅan.
20 And NoaÁ, a man of the soil, began and 8 And Kush brought forth NimroÅ, he

planted a vineyard. began to be a mighty one on the earth.
21 And he drank of the wine and was 9 He was a mighty hunter before HWHY,

drunk, and became uncovered in his tent. therefore it is said, “Like NimroÅ the
22 And Àam, the father of KenaÈan, saw mighty hunter before HWHY.”
the nakedness of his father, and told his 10 And the beginning of his reign was

two brothers outside. BaÄel, and Ere¿, and AkkaÅ, and KalnÃh,
23 So ShÃm and Yepheth took a garment, in the land of ShinÈar.
laid it on both their shoulders, and went 11 From that land he went to Ashshur and

backward and covered the nakedness of built NinewÃh, and ReÁoÄoth Ir, and
their father, but their faces were turned KelaÁ,
away, and they did not see their father’s 12 and Resen between NinewÃh and

nakedness. KelaÁ, the great city.
24 And NoaÁ awoke from his wine, and he 13 And Mitsrayim brought forth LuÅim,

knew what his younger son had done to and Anamim, and LehaÄim, and
him, NaphtuÁim,
25 and he said, “Cursed is KenaÈan, let 14 and Pathrusim, and KasluÁim, from

him become a servant of servants to his whom came the Philistines and Kaphtorim.
brothers.” 15 And KenaÈan brought forth TsiÅon his
26 And he said, “Blessed be HWHY, the first-born, and ÀÃth,
Elohim of ShÃm, and let KenaÈan become 16 and the YeÄusite, and the Amorite, and

his servant. the Girgashite,
27 “Let Elohim enlarge Yepheth, and let 17 and the Àiwwite, and the Arqite, and

him dwell in the tents of ShÃm. And let the Sinite,
KenaÈan become his servant.” 18 and the ArwaÅite, and the Tsemarite,
28 And NoaÁ lived after the flood three and the Àamathite. And afterward the
hundred and fifty years. clans of the KenaÈanites were spread
29 So all the days of NoaÁ were nine hun- abroad.
dred and fifty years, and he died. 19 And the border of the KenaÈanites was

from TsiÅon as you go toward Gerar, as far
10 And this is the genealogy of the
sons of NoaÁ: ShÃm, Àam, and
as Azzah, as you go toward SeÅom, and
Amorah, and AÅmah, and TseÄoyim, as far
Yepheth. And sons were born to them after as Lasha.
the flood. 20 These were the sons of Àam, according
2 The sons of Yepheth: Gomer, and to their clans, according to their languages,
MaÍoÍ, and MaÅai, and Yawan, and TuÄal, in their lands, in their nations.
and Meshe¿, and Tiras. 21 And also to ShÃm, the father of all the
3 And the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, and children of ÂÄer, the brother of Yepheth
Riphath, and ToÍarmah. the elder, children were born.
4 And the sons of Yawan: Elishah and 22 The sons of ShÃm: Âylam, and Asshur,

Tarshish, Kittim and DoÅanim. and Arpa¿shaÅ, and LuÅ, and Aram.
5 From these the coastland peoples of the 23 And the sons of Aram: Uts, and Àul,

nations were separated into their lands, and Gether, and Mash.
everyone according to his language, 24 And Arpa¿shaÅ brought forth ShelaÁ,

according to their clans, into their nations. and ShelaÁ brought forth ÂÄer.

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25 And to ÂÄer were born two sons, the over the face of all the earth, and they left
name of one was PeleÍ, for in his days the off building the city.
earth was divided, and his brother’s name 9 That is why its name was called BaÄel, g

was Yoqtan. because there HWHY confused the language
26 And Yoqtan brought forth AlmoÅaÅ, of all the earth, and from there HWHY scat-
and Sheleph, and Àatsarmaweth, and tered them over the face of all the earth.
YeraÁ, 10 This is the genealogy of ShÃm: ShÃm
27 and HaÅoram, and Uzal, and Diqlah, was a hundred years old and brought forth
28 and OÄal, and AÄima’Ãl, and SheÄa, Arpa¿shaÅ, two years after the flood.
29 and Ophir, and Àawilah, and YoÄaÄ. 11 And after he brought forth Arpa¿shaÅ,

All these were sons of Yoqtan. ShÃm lived five hundred years, and
30 And their dwelling place was from brought forth sons and daughters.
MÃysha as you go toward Sephar, a moun- 12 And Arpa¿shaÅ lived thirty-five years,

tain of the east. and brought forth ShelaÁ.
31 These were the sons of ShÃm, accord- 13 And after he brought forth ShelaÁ,

ing to their clans, according to their lan- Arpa¿shaÅ lived four hundred and three
guages, in their lands, according to their years, and brought forth sons and daugh-
nations. ters.
32 These were the clans of the sons of 14 And ShelaÁ lived thirty years, and

NoaÁ, according to their generations, in brought forth ÂÄer.
their nations. And from these the nations 15 And after he brought forth ÂÄer, ShelaÁ

were divided on the earth after the flood. lived four hundred and three years, and
brought forth sons and daughters.
11 And all the earth had one language e
and one speech.
2 And it came to be, as they set out from
16 And ÂÄer lived thirty-four years, and

brought forth PeleÍ.
17 And after he brought forth PeleÍ, ÂÄer

the east, that they found a plain in the land lived four hundred and thirty years, and
of ShinÈar, f and they dwelt there. brought forth sons and daughters.
3 And they said to each other, “Come, let 18 And PeleÍ lived thirty years, and

us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” brought forth ReÈu.
And they had brick for stone, and they had 19 And after he brought forth ReÈu, PeleÍ

asphalt for mortar. lived two hundred and nine years, and
4 And they said, “Come, let us build brought forth sons and daughters.
ourselves a city, and a tower whose top 20 And ReÈu lived thirty-two years, and

is in the heavens, and make a name for brought forth SeruÍ.
ourselves, lest we be scattered over all the 21 And after he brought forth SeruÍ, ReÈu

face of the earth.” lived two hundred and seven years, and
5 Then HWHY came down to see the city brought forth sons and daughters.
and the tower which the sons of men had 22 And SeruÍ lived thirty years, and

built. brought forth NaÁor.
6 And HWHY said, “Look, they are one 23 And after he brought forth NaÁor,

people and they all have one language, and SeruÍ lived two hundred years, and
this is what they begin to do! And now, brought forth sons and daughters.
they are not going to be withheld from 24 And NaÁor lived twenty-nine years,

doing whatever they plan to do. and brought forth TeraÁ.
7 “Come, let Us go there and confuse 25 And after he brought forth TeraÁ,

their language, so that they do not under- NaÁor lived one hundred and nineteen
stand one another’s speech.” years, and brought forth sons and
8 And HWHY scattered them from there, daughters.

e Heb. lip. f Earlier name for BaÄel. g BaÄel is derived from a verb which means “to confuse.”

11 BERÂSHITH 12

26 And TeraÁ lived seventy years, and 7 And HWHY appeared to AÄram and said,
brought forth AÄram, NaÁor, and Haran. “To your seed I give this land.” And he
27 And this is the genealogy of TeraÁ:
built there an altar to HWHY, who had
TeraÁ brought forth AÄram, NaÁor, and appeared to him.
Haran. And Haran brought forth Lot. 8 And from there he moved to the moun-
28 And Haran died before his father TeraÁ tain east of BÃyth Âl, and he pitched his
in the land of his birth, in Ur of the tent, with BÃyth Âl on the west and Ai on
Chaldeans. the east. And he built there an altar to HWHY,
29 And AÄram and NaÁor took wives: the and called on the Name of HWHY. i
name of AÄram’s wife was Sarai, and the 9 And AÄram set out, continuing toward
name of NaÁor’s wife, Milkah, the daugh- the South.
ter of Haran the father of Milkah and the 10 And a scarcity of food came to be in the
father of Yiskah. land, and AÄram went down to Mitsrayim
30 And Sarai was barren, she had no child. to dwell there, for the scarcity of food was
31 And TeraÁ took his son AÄram and his severe in the land.
grandson Lot, son of Haran, and his daugh- 11 And it came to be, when he was close
ter-in-law Sarai, his son AÄram’s wife, and to entering Mitsrayim, that he said to Sarai
they went out with them from Ur of the his wife, “See, I know that you are a fair
Chaldeans to go to the land of KenaÈan. woman to look at.
And they came to Àaran and dwelt there. 12 “And it shall be, when the Mitsrites see
32 And the days of TeraÁ came to be two you, that they shall say, ‘This is his wife.’
hundred and five years, and TeraÁ died in And they shall kill me, but let you live.
Àaran. 13 “Please say you are my sister, so that it

shall be well with me for your sake, and
12 And HWHY said to AÄram, “Go
yourself out h of your land, from
my life be spared because of you.”
14 And it came to be, when AÄram came
your relatives and from your father’s into Mitsrayim, that the Mitsrites saw the
house, to a land which I show you. woman, that she was very fair.
2 “And I shall make you a great nation, 15 And Pharaoh’s officials saw her and
and bless you and make your name great, praised her before Pharaoh, and the
and you shall be a blessing! woman was taken to Pharaoh’s house.
3 “And I shall bless those who bless you, 16 And he treated AÄram well for her
and curse him who curses you. And in you sake, and he had sheep, and cattle, and
all the clans of the earth shall be blessed.” male donkeys, and male and female
4 So AÄram left, as HWHY had commanded servants, and female donkeys, and camels.
him, and Lot went with him. And AÄram 17 But HWHY plagued Pharaoh and his

was seventy-five years old when he set out house with great plagues because of Sarai,
from Àaran. AÄram’s wife.
5 And AÄram took Sarai his wife and Lot 18 And Pharaoh called AÄram and said,

his brother’s son, and all their possessions “What is this you have done to me? Why
that they had gathered, and the beings did you not inform me that she was your
whom they had acquired in Àaran, and wife?
they set out for the land of KenaÈan. And 19 “Why did you say, ‘She is my sister’?
they came to the land of KenaÈan. And so I was going to take her for my
6 And AÄram passed through the land to wife. Look, here is your wife, take her and
the place of She¿em, as far as the terebinth go.”
tree of Moreh. At that time the KenaÈanites 20 And Pharaoh commanded his men

were in the land. concerning him, and they sent him away,

h AÄram was called to “Come out” (out of BaÄel) in the same way as we are called out of it (Rev. 18:4).
i AÄram (AÄraham) also did so in 13:4, 21:33 and 22:14.

BERÂSHITH 12 12

with his wife and all that he had. are, northward and southward and east-
ward and westward,
13 And AÄram went up from
Mitsrayim into the South, he and
15 for all the land which you see I shall

give to you and your seed forever.
his wife and all that he had, and Lot with 16 “And I shall make your seed as the dust
him. of the earth, so that, if a man could count
2 And AÄram was very rich in livestock, the dust of the earth, then your seed also
in silver, and in gold. could be counted.
3 And he went on his journey from the 17 “Arise, walk in the land through its
South as far as BÃyth Âl, to the place where length and its width, for I give it to you.”
his tent had been at the beginning, between 18 So AÄram moved his tent, and went
BÃyth Âl and Ai, and dwelt by the terebinth trees of MamrÃ,
4 to the place of the altar which he had which are in ÀeÄron, and built an altar
made there at first. And there AÄram called there to HWHY.
on the Name of HWHY.
5 Now Lot, who went with AÄram, also

had flocks and herds and tents.
6 And the land was not able to bear them,
14 And it came to be in the days of
Amraphel sovereign of ShinÈar,
Aryo¿ sovereign of Ellasar, KeÅorlaÈomer
that they might dwell together, for their sovereign of Âylam, and TiÅÈal sovereign
possessions were great, so that they could of Goyim,
not dwell together. 2 that they fought against Bera sovereign
7 And there was strife between the herds- of SeÅom, Birsha sovereign of Amorah,
men of AÄram’s livestock and the herds- ShinaÄ sovereign of AÅmah, Shem’ÃÄer
men of Lot’s livestock. And at that time sovereign of TseÄoyim, and the sovereign
the KenaÈanites and the Perizzites dwelt in of Bela, that is TsoÈar.
the land. 3 All these joined together in the Valley
8 Then AÄram said to Lot, “Please let of Siddim, that is the Salt Sea.
there be no strife between you and me, and 4 Twelve years they served KeÅor-

between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, laÈomer, and in the thirteenth year they
for we are brothers. rebelled.
9 “Is not all the land before you? Please 5 And in the fourteenth year KeÅor-

separate from me. If you take the left, then laÈomer and the sovereigns that were with
I go to the right; or, if you go to the right, him came and smote the Repha’im in
then I go to the left.” Ashteroth Qarnayim, and the Zuzim in
10 And Lot lifted his eyes and saw all the Àam, and the Âmites in ShawÃh
plain of the YardÃn, that it was well Qiryathayim,
watered everywhere – before HWHY 6 and the Àorites in their mountain of

destroyed SeÅom and Amorah – like the SÃÈir, as far as Âl Paran, which is by the
garden of HWHY, like the land of Mitsrayim wilderness.
as you go toward TsoÈar. 7 And they turned back and came to Ân
11 So Lot chose for himself all the plain of Mishpat, that is QaÅÃsh, and smote all the
the YardÃn, and Lot moved east. Thus they country of the AmalÃqites, and also the
separated from each other, Amorites who dwelt in Àatsetson Tamar.
12 AÄram dwelling in the land of KenaÈan, 8 And the sovereign of SeÅom, and the

and Lot dwelling in the cities of the plain sovereign of Amorah, and the sovereign of
and pitched his tent as far as SeÅom. AÅmah, and the sovereign of TseÄoyim,
13 But the men of SeÅom were evil and and the sovereign of Bela, that is TsoÈar,
sinned before HWHY, exceedingly so. went out and joined together in battle in
14 And after Lot had separated from him, the Valley of Siddim,
HWHY said to AÄram, “Now lift up your 9 against KeÅorlaÈomer sovereign of

eyes and look from the place where you Âylam, and TiÅÈal sovereign of Goyim, and

13 BERÂSHITH 15

Amraphel sovereign of ShinÈar, and Aryo¿ goods for yourself.”
sovereign of Ellasar – four sovereigns 22 But AÄram said to the sovereign of

against five. SeÅom, “I have lifted my hand to HWHY, the
10 And the Valley of Siddim had many tar Most High Âl, the Possessor of the heavens
pits. And the sovereigns of SeÅom and and earth,
Amorah fled and fell there, and the 23 not to take a thread or a sandal strap or

remainder fled to the mountains. whatever is yours, lest you should say,
11 And they took all the goods of SeÅom ‘I have made AÄram rich,’
and Amorah, and all their food, and went 24 except only what the young men have

away. eaten, and the portion of the men who went
12 And they took Lot, AÄram’s brother’s with me: AnÃr, Eshkol, and MamrÃ. Let
son who dwelt in SeÅom, and his goods, them take their portion.”
and left.
13 And one who had escaped came and

informed AÄram the HeÄrew, for he dwelt 15 After these events the word of
HWHY came to AÄram in a vision,
by the terebinth trees of Mamrà the saying, “Do not be afraid, AÄram. I am
Amorite, brother of Eshkol and brother of your shield, your reward is exceedingly
AnÃr, and they had a covenant with great.”
AÄram. 2 And AÄram said, “Master HWHY, what
14 And when AÄram heard that his brother would You give me, seeing I go childless,
was taken captive, he armed his three hun- and the heir of my house is EliÈezer of
dred and eighteen trained servants who Damascus?”
were born in his own house, and went in 3 And AÄram said, “See, You have given

pursuit as far as Dan. me no seed, and see, one born in my house
15 And he and his servants divided against is my heir!”
them by night, and smote them and pur- 4 And see, the word of HWHY came to him,

sued them as far as ÀoÄah, which is on the saying, “This one is not your heir, but he
left of Damascus. who comes from your own body is your
16 So he brought back all the goods, and heir.”
also brought back his brother Lot and his 5 And He brought him outside and said,

goods, as well as the women and the peo- “Look now toward the heavens, and count
ple. the stars if you are able to count them.”
17 And after his return from the defeat of And He said to him, “So are your seed.”
KeÅorlaÈomer and the sovereigns who 6 And he believed in HWHY, and He

were with him, the sovereign of SeÅom reckoned it to him for righteousness. j
came out to meet him at the Valley of 7 And He said to him, “I am HWHY, who

ShawÃh, that is, the Sovereign’s Valley. brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to
18 And MalkitseÅeq sovereign of ShalÃm give you this land to inherit it.”
brought out bread and wine. Now he was 8 And he said, “Master HWHY, whereby do

the priest of the Most High Âl. I know that I possess it?”
19 And he blessed him and said, “Blessed 9 And He said to him, “Bring Me a three-

be AÄram of the Most High Âl, Possessor year-old heifer, and a three-year-old
of the heavens and earth. female goat, and a three-year-old ram, and
20 “And blessed be the Most High Âl who a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”
has delivered your enemies into your 10 And he took all these to Him and cut

hand.” And he gave him a tenth of all. them in the middle, and placed each half
21 And the sovereign of SeÅom said to opposite the other, but he did not cut the
AÄram, “Give me the people, and take the birds.

j This is how AÄram’s (AÄraham’s) walk with Elohim began, followed by what we read in 17:1. Then we read in
26:5 how HWHY bears witness of AÄraham.

BERÂSHITH 15 14

11 And the birds of prey came down on 4 And he went in to HaÍar, and she con-

the carcasses, and AÄram drove them ceived. And when she saw that she had
away. conceived, her mistress was despised in
12 And it came to be, when the sun was
her eyes.
going down, and a deep sleep fell upon 5 And Sarai said to AÄram, “My wrong
AÄram, that see, a frightening great dark- be upon you! I gave my female servant
ness fell upon him. into your bosom. And when she saw that
13 And He said to AÄram, “Know for cer-
she had conceived, I was despised in her
tain that your seed are to be sojourners in a eyes. Let HWHY judge between you and
land that is not theirs, and shall serve them, me.”
and they shall afflict them four hundred 6 And AÄram said to Sarai, “See, your
years. female servant is in your hand, do to her
14 “But the nation whom they serve I am
what is good in your eyes.” And Sarai
going to judge, and afterward let them
come out with great possessions. treated her harshly, and she fled from her
15 “Now as for you, you are to go to your presence.
7 And the Messenger of HWHY found her
fathers in peace, you are to be buried at a
good old age. by a spring of water in the wilderness, by
16 “Then, in the fourth generation they the spring on the way to Shur,
8 and He said, “HaÍar, Sarai’s female
shall return here, for the crookedness of
the Amorites is not yet complete.” servant, where have you come from, and
17 And it came to be, when the sun went where are you going?” And she said, “I am
down and it was dark, that see, a smoking fleeing from the presence of Sarai, my
oven and a burning torch passing between mistress.”
those pieces. 9 And the Messenger of HWHY said to her,
18 On the same day HWHY made a covenant “Return to your mistress, and humble
with AÄram, saying, “I have given this yourself under her hand.”
land to your seed, from the river of 10 And the Messenger of HWHY said to her,
Mitsrayim to the great river, the River “I am going to increase your seed greatly,
Euphrates, too numerous to be counted.”
19 with the QÃynite, and the Qenizzite, 11 And the Messenger of HWHY said to her,
and the QaÅmonite, “See, you are conceiving and bearing a
20 and the Àittite, and the Perizzite, and
son, and shall call his name YishmaÈÃl,
the Repha’im, because HWHY has heard your affliction.
21 and the Amorite, and the KenaÈanite,
12 “And he is to be a wild man, his hand
and the Girgashite, and the YeÄusite.” against every one and every one’s hand
against him, and dwell over against all his
16 And Sarai, AÄram’s wife, had
borne him no child. And she had a
brothers.”
13 And she called the Name of HWHY who
Mitsrite female servant whose name was
HaÍar. spoke to her, “You are the Âl who sees,”
2 And Sarai said to AÄram, “See, HWHY for she said, “Even here have I seen after
has kept me from bearing children. Please, Him who sees me?”
14 That is why the well was called Be’Ãr
go in to my female servant. It might be that
I am built up by her.” And AÄram listened LaÁai Ro’i, see, it is between QaÅÃsh and
to the voice of Sarai. BereÅ.
3 And Sarai, AÄram’s wife, took HaÍar 15 And HaÍar bore AÄram a son, and

her female servant, the Mitsrite, and gave AÄram called the name of his son, whom
her to her husband AÄram to be his wife, HaÍar bore, YishmaÈÃl.
after AÄram had dwelt ten years in the land 16 And AÄram was eighty-six years old

of KenaÈan. when HaÍar bore YishmaÈÃl to AÄram.

15 BERÂSHITH 17

17 And it came to be when AÄram was
ninety-nine years old, that HWHY
who is not circumcised in the flesh of his
foreskin, his life shall be cut off from his
appeared to AÄram and said to him, “I people – he has broken My covenant.”
am Âl Shaddai – walk before Me and be 15 And Elohim said to AÄraham, “As for

perfect. k Sarai your wife, do not call her name Sarai,
2 “And I give My covenant between Me for Sarah is her name.
and you, and shall greatly increase you.” 16 “And I shall bless her and also give you
3 And AÄram fell on his face, and a son by her. And I shall bless her, and she
Elohim spoke with him, saying, shall become nations – sovereigns of peo-
4 “As for Me, look, My covenant is with ples are to be from her.”
you, and you shall become a father of 17 And AÄraham fell on his face and

many nations. laughed, and said in his heart, “Is a child
5 “And no longer is your name called born to a man who is a hundred years old?
AÄram, but your name shall be AÄraham, Or is Sarah, who is ninety years old, to
because I shall make you a father of many bear a child?”
nations. 18 And AÄraham said to Elohim, “Oh, let
6 “And I shall make you bear fruit YishmaÈÃl live before You!”
exceedingly, and make nations of you, and 19 And Elohim said, “No, Sarah your wife

sovereigns shall come from you. is truly bearing a son to you, and you shall
7 “And I shall establish My covenant call his name YitsÁaq. And I shall establish
between Me and you and your seed after My covenant with him for an everlasting
you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
covenant, to be Elohim to you and your 20 “And as for YishmaÈÃl, I have heard

seed after you. you. See, I shall bless him, and shall make
8 “And I shall give to you and your seed him bear fruit, and greatly increase him.
after you the land of your sojournings, He is to bring forth twelve princes, and I
all the land of KenaÈan, as an everlasting shall make him a great nation.
possession. And I shall be their Elohim.” 21 “But My covenant I establish with
9 And Elohim said to AÄraham, “As for YitsÁaq, whom Sarah is to bear to you at
you, guard My covenant, you and your this set time next year.”
seed after you throughout their genera- 22 And when He had ended speaking with

tions. him, Elohim went up from AÄraham.
10 “This is My covenant which you guard 23 And AÄraham took YishmaÈÃl his son,

between Me and you, and your seed after and all those born in his house and all
you: Every male child among you is to be those bought with his silver, every male
circumcised. among the men of AÄraham’s house, and
11 “And you shall circumcise the flesh of circumcised the flesh of their foreskins that
your foreskin, and it shall become a sign of same day, as Elohim told him.
the covenant between Me and you. 24 And AÄraham was ninety-nine years
12 “And a son of eight days is circumcised old when he was circumcised in the flesh
by you, every male child in your genera- of his foreskin.
tions, he who is born in your house or 25 And YishmaÈÃl his son was thirteen

bought with silver from any foreigner who years old when he was circumcised in the
is not of your seed. flesh of his foreskin.
13 “He who is born in your house, and he 26 AÄraham and his son YishmaÈÃl were

who is bought with your silver, has to be circumcised that same day.
circumcised. So shall My covenant be in 27 And all the men of his house, born in

your flesh, for an everlasting covenant. the house or bought with silver from a for-
14 “And an uncircumcised male child, eigner, were circumcised with him.

k Messiah gives the same command in Mt. 5:48.

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18 And HWHY appeared to him by the
terebinth trees of MamrÃ, while he
laugh,” for she was afraid. And He said,
“No, but you did laugh!”
16 And the men rose up from there and
was sitting in the tent door in the heat of
the day. looked toward SeÅom, and AÄraham went
2 So he lifted his eyes and looked, and with them to send them away.
17 And HWHY said, “Shall I hide from
saw three men standing opposite him. And
when he saw them, he ran from the tent AÄraham what I am doing,
18 since AÄraham is certainly going to
door to meet them, and bowed himself to
the ground, become a great and mighty nation, and all
3 and said, “HWHY, if I have now found the nations of the earth shall be blessed in
favour in Your eyes, please do not pass him?
19 “For I have known him, so that he
Your servant by.
4 “Please let a little water be brought, and commands his children and his household
wash your feet, and rest yourselves under after him, to guard the way of HWHY, to do
the tree. righteousness and right-ruling, so that HWHY
5 “And let me bring a piece of bread and brings to AÄraham what He has spoken to
refresh your hearts, and then go on, for this him.”
20 And HWHY said, “Because the outcry
is why you have come to your servant.”
And they said, “Do as you have said.” against SeÅom and Amorah is great, and
6 So AÄraham ran into the tent to Sarah because their sin is very heavy,
21 “I am going down now to see whether
and said, “Hurry, make ready three mea-
sures of fine flour, knead it and make they have done altogether according to the
cakes.” outcry against it that has come to Me, and
7 And AÄraham ran to the herd, took a if not, I know.”
22 So the men turned away from there and
tender and good calf, gave it to a young
man, and he hurried to prepare it. went toward SeÅom, but HWHY still stood
8 And he took curds and milk and the calf before AÄraham.
which he had prepared, and set it before 23 And AÄraham drew near and said,

them, and he stood by them under the tree “Would You also destroy the righteous
as they ate. with the wrong?
9 And they said to him, “Where is Sarah 24 “Suppose there are fifty righteous with-

your wife?” And he said, “See, in the tent.” in the city, would You also destroy the
10 And He said, “I shall certainly return to place and not spare it for the fifty righteous
you according to the time of life, and see, that were in it?
Sarah your wife is to have a son!” And 25 “Far be it from You to act in this way,

Sarah was listening in the tent door which to slay the righteous with the wrong, so
was behind him. that the righteous should be as the wrong.
11 Now AÄraham and Sarah were old, Far be it from You! Does the Judge of all
well advanced in age, and Sarah was past the earth not do right?”
the way of women. 26 And HWHY said, “If I find in SeÅom fifty
12 And Sarah laughed within herself, say- righteous within the city, then I shall spare
ing, “After I have grown old, shall I have all the place for their sakes.”
pleasure, my master being old too?” 27 And AÄraham answered and said,
13 And HWHY said to AÄraham, “Why did “Look, please, I who am but dust and ashes
Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I truly have a have taken it upon myself to speak to HWHY,
child, since I am old?’ 28 “Suppose there are five less than the
14 “Is any matter too hard for HWHY? At the fifty righteous, would You destroy all of
appointed time I am going to return to you, the city for lack of five?” And He said, “If
according to the time of life, and Sarah is I find there forty-five, I do not destroy it.”
to have a son.” 29 And he spoke to Him yet again and
15 But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not said, “Suppose there are found forty?” And

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He said, “I would not do it for the sake of because they have come under the shadow
forty.” of my roof.”
30 And he said, “Let not HWHY be dis- 9 But they said, “Stand back!” And they

pleased, and let me speak: Suppose there said, “This one came in to sojourn, and
are found thirty?” And He said, “I would should he always judge? Now we are
not do it if I find thirty there.” going to treat you worse than them.” So
31 And he said, “Look, please, I have they pressed hard against the man Lot, and
taken it upon myself to speak to HWHY: came near to break down the door.
Suppose there are found twenty?” And He 10 But the men reached out their hands

said, “I would not destroy it for the sake of and pulled Lot into the house with them,
twenty.” and shut the door.
32 And he said, “Let not HWHY be dis- 11 Then they struck the men who were at

pleased, and let me speak only this time: the doorway of the house with blindness,
Suppose there are found ten?” And He said, both small and great, and they wearied
“I would not destroy it for the sake of ten.” themselves to find the door.
33 Then HWHY went away as soon as He 12 And the men said to Lot, “Have you

had ended speaking to AÄraham. And anyone else here? A son-in-law, and your
AÄraham returned to his place. sons, and your daughters, and whomever
you have in the city – bring them out of
19 And the two messengers came to
SeÅom in the evening, and Lot was
this place!
13 “For we are going to destroy this place,

sitting in the gate of SeÅom. And when Lot because the cry against them has grown
saw them, he rose up to meet them, and he great before the face of HWHY, and HWHY has
bowed himself with his face toward the sent us to destroy it.”
ground, 14 And Lot went out and spoke to his
2 and he said, “Look, please my masters, sons-in-law, who had married his daugh-
please turn in to your servant’s house and ters, and said, “Get up, get out of this
spend the night, and wash your feet, and place, for HWHY is going to destroy this
rise early and go your way.” And they said, city!” But to his sons-in-law he seemed to
“No, but let us spend the night in the open be as one joking.
square.” 15 And when morning dawned, the mes-
3 But he urged them strongly, and they sengers urged Lot to hurry, saying, “Get
turned in to him and came into his house. up, take your wife and your two daughters
And he made them a feast, and baked who are here, lest you be consumed in the
unleavened bread, and they ate. punishment of the city.”
4 Before they lay down, the men of the 16 And while he loitered, the men took

city, the men of SeÅom, both old and hold of his hand, and his wife’s hand, and
young, all the people from every part, the hands of his two daughters, HWHY hav-
surrounded the house. ing compassion on him, and they brought
5 And they called to Lot and said to him, him out and set him outside the city.
“Where are the men who came to you 17 And it came to be, when they had

tonight? Bring them out to us, and let us brought them outside, that he said, “Escape
‘know’ them.” for your life! Do not look behind you nor
6 So Lot went out to them through the stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the
doorway, and shut the door behind him, mountains, lest you be consumed.”
7 and said, “Please, my brothers, do not 18 And Lot said to them, “Oh no, HWHY!

do evil! 19 “Look, please, your servant has found
8 “Look, please, I have two daughters favour in your eyes, and you have
who have not known a man. Please, let me increased your kindness which you have
bring them out to you, and do to them as shown me by saving my life, but I am
you wish, only do no deed to these men, unable to escape to the mountains, lest

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calamity overtake me and I die. of it when she lay down or when she arose.
20 “Look, please, this city is near enough 34 And it came to be on the next day that

to flee to, and it is small. Please let me the first-born said to the younger, “See, I
escape there – is it not a small matter – and lay with my father last night. Let us make
let my life be saved?” him drink wine tonight as well, and you go
21 And He said to him, “Look, I have in and lie with him, so that we keep the
favoured you concerning this matter also, seed of our father.”
without overthrowing this city for which 35 So they made their father drink wine

you have spoken. that night as well. And the younger arose
22 “Hurry, escape there. For I am not able and lay with him, and he was not aware of
to do any deed until you arrive there.” it when she lay down or when she arose.
So the name of the city was called TsoÈar. 36 Thus both the daughters of Lot became
23 The sun had risen upon the earth when pregnant by their father.
Lot entered TsoÈar. 37 And the first-born bore a son and called
24 And HWHY rained sulphur and fire on his name Mo’aÄ, he is the father of the
SeÅom and Amorah, from HWHY out of the Mo’aÄites to this day.
heavens. 38 And the younger, she also bore a son
25 So He overthrew those cities, and all and called his name Ben-Ammi, he is the
the plain, and all the inhabitants of the father of the children of Ammon to this
cities, and what grew on the ground. day.
26 But his wife looked back from behind

him, and she became a post of salt.
27 And AÄraham arose early in the morn- 20 And AÄraham set out from there to
the land of the South, and dwelt
ing and went to the place where he had between QaÅÃsh and Shur, and stayed in
stood before HWHY, Gerar.
28 and he looked toward SeÅom and 2 And AÄraham said concerning Sarah

Amorah, and toward all the land of the his wife, “She is my sister.” And AÄimele¿
plain. And he looked and saw the smoke of sovereign of Gerar sent and took Sarah.
the land which went up like the smoke of a 3 But Elohim came to AÄimele¿ in a

furnace. dream by night, and said to him, “See, you
29 Thus it came to be, when Elohim are a dead man because of the woman
destroyed the cities of the plain, that whom you have taken, for she is a man’s
Elohim remembered AÄraham, and sent wife.”
Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, 4 However, AÄimele¿ had not come near

when He overthrew the cities in which Lot her, and he said, “HWHY, would You slay a
had dwelt. righteous nation also?
30 And Lot went up out of TsoÈar and 5 “Did he not say to me, ‘She is my

dwelt in the mountains, and his two daugh- sister’? And she, even she herself said, ‘He
ters were with him, for he was afraid to is my brother.’ In the integrity of my heart
dwell in TsoÈar. And he and his two daugh- and in the innocence of my hands I have
ters dwelt in a cave. done this.”
31 And the first-born said to the younger, 6 And Elohim said to him in a dream,

“Our father is old, and there is no man on “Yea, I know that you did this in the
the earth to come in to us, as is the way of integrity of your heart, and so I kept you
all the earth. from sinning against Me. For this reason I
32 “Come, let us make our father drink did not let you touch her.
wine and lie with him, so that we preserve 7 “And now, return the man’s wife, for he

the seed of our father.” is a prophet, and let him pray for you and
33 So they made their father drink wine you live. But if you do not return her,
that night. And the first-born went in and know that you shall certainly die, you and
lay with her father, and he was not aware all that are yours.”

19 BERÂSHITH 21

8 So AÄimele¿ rose early in the morning, a son in his old age, at the appointed time
and called all his servants, and spoke all of which Elohim had spoken to him.
these words in their hearing. And the men 3 And AÄraham called the name of his

were greatly frightened. son who was born to him, whom Sarah
9 And AÄimele¿ called AÄraham and bore to him, YitsÁaq.
said to him, “What have you done to us? In 4 And AÄraham circumcised his son

what have I sinned against you, that you YitsÁaq when he was eight days old, as
have brought on me and on my reign a Elohim had commanded him.
great sin? You have done matters to me 5 And AÄraham was one hundred years

that should not be done.” old when his son YitsÁaq was born to him.
10 And AÄimele¿ said to AÄraham, “What 6 And Sarah said, “Elohim has made me

did you have in view, that you have done laugh, and everyone who hears of it laughs
this matter?” with me.”
11 And AÄraham said, “Only because I 7 And she said, “Who would have said to

said to myself, the fear of Elohim is not in AÄraham that Sarah would nurse children?
this place, and they shall kill me for the For I have borne him a son in his old age.”
sake of my wife. 8 And the child grew and was weaned,
12 “And yet, she is truly my sister. She is and AÄraham made a great feast on the day
the daughter of my father, but not the that YitsÁaq was weaned.
daughter of my mother, and she became 9 And Sarah saw the son of HaÍar the

my wife. Mitsrite, whom she had borne to AÄraham,
13 “And it came to be, when Elohim mocking.
caused me to wander from my father’s 10 So she said to AÄraham, “Drive out this

house, that I said to her, ‘This is your kind- female servant and her son, for the son of
ness that you should do for me: in every this female servant shall not inherit with
place, wherever we go, say of me, “He is my son, with YitsÁaq.”
my brother.” ’ ” 11 And the matter was very evil in the
14 Then AÄimele¿ took sheep, and cattle, eyes of AÄraham because of his son.
and male and female servants, and gave 12 But Elohim said to AÄraham, “Let it

them to AÄraham. And he returned Sarah not be evil in your eyes because of the boy
his wife to him. and because of your female servant.
15 And AÄimele¿ said, “See, my land is Whatever Sarah has said to you, listen to
before you, dwell wherever it is good in her voice, for in YitsÁaq your seed is
your eyes.” called.
16 And to Sarah he said, “See, I have 13 “And of the son of the female servant I

given your brother a thousand pieces of also make a nation, because he is your
silver. See, it is to you a covering of eyes seed.”
before all who are with you and before 14 And AÄraham rose early in the morn-

all others, and you are cleared before ing, and took bread and a skin of water,
everyone.” which he gave to HaÍar, putting it on her
17 And AÄraham prayed to Elohim, and shoulder, also the boy, and sent her away.
Elohim healed AÄimele¿, and his wife, and And she left and wandered in the
his female servants, so they bore children, Wilderness of Be’ÃrsheÄa.
18 for HWHY had closed up all the wombs of 15 And the water in the skin was used up,

the house of AÄimele¿ because of Sarah, and she placed the boy under one of the
AÄraham’s wife. shrubs.
16 And she went and sat down about a

21 And HWHY visited Sarah as He had
said, and HWHY did for Sarah as He
bowshot away, for she said, “Let me not
see the death of the boy.” And she sat
had spoken. opposite him, and lifted her voice and
2 So Sarah conceived and bore AÄraham wept.

BERÂSHITH 21 20

17 And Elohim heard the voice of the boy, Pi¿ol, the commander of his army, and
and the messenger of Elohim called to they returned to the land of the Philistines.
HaÍar from the heavens, and said to her, 33 And he planted a tamarisk tree in

“What is the matter with you, HaÍar? Do Be’ÃrsheÄa, and there called on the Name
not fear, for Elohim has heard the voice of of HWHY, the Everlasting Âl.
the boy where he is. 34 And AÄraham sojourned in the land of
18 “Arise, lift up the boy and hold him the Philistines many days.
with your hand, for I make a great nation
of him.”
19 And Elohim opened her eyes, and she 22 And it came to be after these
events that Elohim tried AÄraham,
saw a well of water. And she went and and said to him, “AÄraham!” And he said,
filled the skin with water, and gave the boy “Here I am.”
a drink. 2 And He said, “Take your son, now,
20 And Elohim was with the boy, and he your only son YitsÁaq, whom you love,
grew and dwelt in the wilderness, and and go to the land of Moriyah, and offer
became an archer. him there as a burnt offering on one of the
21 And he dwelt in the Wilderness of mountains which I command you.”
Paran, and his mother took a wife for him 3 And AÄraham rose early in the morning

from the land of Mitsrayim. and saddled his donkey, and took two of
22 And it came to be at that time that his young men with him, and YitsÁaq his
AÄimele¿ and Pi¿ol, the commander of his son. And he split the wood for the burnt
army, spoke to AÄraham, saying, “Elohim offering, and arose and went to the place
is with you in all that you do. which Elohim had commanded him.
23 “And now, swear to me by Elohim, not 4 And on the third day AÄraham lifted his

to be untrue to me, to my offspring, or to eyes and saw the place from a distance.
my descendants. Do to me according to the 5 So AÄraham said to his young men,

kindness that I have done to you and to the “Stay here with the donkey while the boy
land in which you have dwelt.” and I go over there and worship, and come
24 And AÄraham said, “I swear.” back to you.”
25 And AÄraham reproved AÄimele¿ 6 And AÄraham took the wood of the

because of a well of water which AÄi- burnt offering and laid it on YitsÁaq his
mele¿’s servants had seized. son. And he took the fire in his hand, and a
26 And AÄimele¿ said, “I do not know knife, and the two of them went together.
who has done this deed. Neither did you 7 And YitsÁaq spoke to AÄraham his

inform me, nor did I hear until today.” father and said, “My father!” And he said,
27 So AÄraham took sheep and cattle and “Here I am, my son.” And he said, “See,
gave them to AÄimele¿, and the two of the fire and the wood! But where is the
them made a covenant. lamb for a burnt offering?”
28 And AÄraham set seven ewe lambs of 8 And AÄraham said, “My son, Elohim

the flock by themselves. does provide for Himself the lamb for a
29 And AÄimele¿ asked AÄraham, “What burnt offering.” And the two of them went
are these seven ewe lambs which you have together.
set by themselves?” 9 And they came to the place which
30 And he said, “Take these seven ewe Elohim had commanded him, and AÄra-
lambs from my hand, to be my witness that ham built an altar there and placed the
I have dug this well.” wood in order. And he bound YitsÁaq his
31 So he called that place Be’ÃrsheÄa, son and laid him on the altar, upon the
because the two of them swore an oath wood.
there. 10 And AÄraham stretched out his hand
32 Thus they made a covenant at and took the knife to slay his son,
Be’ÃrsheÄa. And AÄimele¿ rose with 11 but the Messenger of HWHY called to

21 BERÂSHITH 23

him from the heavens and said, “AÄraham, 2 And Sarah died in Qiryath Arba, that is

AÄraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” ÀeÄron, in the land of KenaÈan, and
12 And He said, “Do not lay your hand on AÄraham came to mourn for Sarah and to
the boy, nor touch him. For now I know weep for her.
that you fear Elohim, seeing you have not 3 Then AÄraham rose up from beside his

withheld your son, your only son, from dead, and spoke to the sons of ÀÃth,
Me.” saying,
13 And AÄraham lifted his eyes and 4 “I am a foreigner and a sojourner

looked and saw behind him a ram caught among you. Give me property for a burial
in a bush by its horns, and AÄraham went site among you, so that I bury my dead
and took the ram and offered it up for a from my presence.”
burnt offering instead of his son. 5 And the sons of ÀÃth answered
14 And AÄraham called the name of the AÄraham, saying to him,
place, ‘HWHY Yireh,’ as it is said to this day, 6 “Hear us, my master: You are a prince

“On the mountain HWHY provides.” of Elohim among us. Bury your dead in the
15 And the Messenger of HWHY called to choicest of our burial places. None of us
AÄraham a second time from the heavens, withholds from you his burial site, from
16 and said, “By Myself I have sworn, burying your dead.”
declares HWHY, because you have done this, 7 So AÄraham rose and bowed himself to

and have not withheld your son, your only the people of the land, the sons of ÀÃth.
son, 8 And he spoke with them, saying, “If it
17 that I shall certainly bless you, and I is your desire that I bury my dead from my
shall certainly increase your seed as the presence, hear me, and approach Ephron
stars of the heavens and as the sand which son of TsoÁar for me,
is on the seashore, and let your seed pos- 9 and let me have the cave of Ma¿pÃlah

sess the gate of their enemies. which he has, which is at the end of his
18 “And in your seed all the nations of the field. Let him give it to me for the com-
earth shall be blessed, because you have plete amount of silver, as property for a
obeyed My voice.” burial site among you.”
19 Then AÄraham returned to his young 10 And Ephron dwelt among the sons of

men, and they rose up and went together ÀÃth. And Ephron the Àittite answered
to Be’ÃrsheÄa. And AÄraham dwelt at AÄraham in the hearing of the sons of
Be’ÃrsheÄa. ÀÃth, all who entered at the gate of his city,
20 And it came to be after these events that saying,
it was reported to AÄraham, saying, “See, 11 “No, my master, listen to me! I shall

Milkah too has borne children to your give you the field and the cave that is in it.
brother NaÁor: I shall give it to you in the presence of the
21 “Uts his first-born, and Buz his brother, sons of my people. I shall give it to you.
and Qemu’Ãl the father of Aram, Bury your dead!”
22 and KeseÅ, and Àazo, and Pildash, and 12 And AÄraham bowed himself down

YiÅlaph, and Bethu’Ãl.” before the people of the land,
23 And Bethu’Ãl brought forth RiÄqah. 13 and he spoke to Ephron in the hearing

These eight Milkah bore to NaÁor, of the people of the land, saying, “If only
AÄraham’s brother. you would hear me. I shall give the amount
24 And his concubine, whose name was of silver for the field, take it from me, and
Re’uwmah, also bore TeÄaÁ, and GaÁam, let me bury my dead there.”
and TaÁash, and MaÈa¿ah. 14 And Ephron answered AÄraham, say-

ing to him,
23 And Sarah lived one hundred and
twenty-seven years, the years of
15 “My master, listen to me! The land is

worth four hundred sheqels of silver. What
the life of Sarah. is that between you and me? So bury your

BERÂSHITH 23 22

dead.” you, then you shall be released from this
16 And AÄraham listened to Ephron, and oath; only, do not take my son back there.”
AÄraham weighed out the silver for 9 Then the servant put his hand under the

Ephron which he had named in the hearing thigh of AÄraham his master, and swore to
of the sons of ÀÃth, four hundred sheqels him concerning this matter.
of silver, currency of the merchants. 10 And the servant took ten of his master’s
17 Thus the field of Ephron which was in camels and left, for all his master’s good
Ma¿pÃlah, which was before MamrÃ, the gifts were in his hand. And he arose and
field and the cave which was in it, and all went to Aram Naharayim, to the city of
the trees that were in the field, which were NaÁor.
within all the surrounding borders, were 11 And he made his camels kneel down

deeded outside the city by a fountain of water at
18 to AÄraham as a possession in the pres- evening time, the time when women go out
ence of the sons of ÀÃth, before all who to draw water.
went in at the gate of his city. 12 And he said, “HWHY, Elohim of my mas-
19 And after this AÄraham buried Sarah ter AÄraham, please cause her to meet
his wife in the cave of the field of before me this day, and show kindness to
Ma¿pÃlah, before MamrÃ, that is ÀeÄron, my master AÄraham.
in the land of KenaÈan. 13 “See, I am standing here by the foun-
20 Thus the field and the cave that is in it tain of water, and the daughters of the men
were deeded to AÄraham by the sons of of the city are coming out to draw water.
ÀÃth as property for a burial site. 14 “Now let it be that the young woman to

whom I say, ‘Please let down your jar to let
24 And AÄraham was old, advanced
in years. And HWHY had blessed
me drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and let me
water your camels too,’ let her be the one
AÄraham in every way. whom You have appointed for Your ser-
2 And AÄraham said to the oldest servant vant YitsÁaq. And let me know by this that
of his house, who ruled over all that he You have shown kindness to my master.”
had, “Please, put your hand under my 15 And it came to be, before he had ended

thigh, speaking, that see, RiÄqah, who was born
3 so that I make you swear by HWHY, the to Bethu’Ãl, son of Milkah, the wife of
Elohim of the heavens and the Elohim of NaÁor, AÄraham’s brother, came out with
the earth, that you do not take a wife for her jar on her shoulder.
my son from the daughters of the 16 And the young woman was very good-

KenaÈanites, among whom I dwell, looking, a maiden, no man having known
4 but to go to my land and to my rela- her. And she went down to the fountain,
tives, and take a wife for my son YitsÁaq.” filled her jar, and came up.
5 And the servant said to him, “What if 17 And the servant ran to meet her and

the woman refuses to follow me to this said, “Please let me drink a little water
land? Do I then take your son back to the from your jar.”
land from which you came?” 18 And she said, “Drink, my master.” And
6 And AÄraham said to him, “Beware she hurried and let her jar down to her
lest you take my son back there! hand, and gave him a drink.
7 “HWHY, Elohim of the heavens, who 19 And when she had finished giving him

took me from my father’s house and from a drink, she said, “Let me draw water for
the land of my relatives, and who spoke to your camels too, until they have finished
me and swore to me, saying, ‘To your seed drinking.”
I give this land,’ He sends His messenger 20 And she hurried and emptied her jar

before you, and you shall take a wife for into the trough, ran back to the fountain to
my son from there. draw water, and drew for all his camels.
8 “And if the woman refuses to follow 21 And watching her, the man remained

23 BERÂSHITH 24

silent in order to know whether HWHY had He has given him flocks and herds, and
prospered his way or not. silver and gold, and male and female
22 And it came to be, when the camels had servants, and camels and donkeys.
36 “And Sarah my master’s wife bore a
finished drinking, that the man took a
golden nose ring weighing half a sheqel, son to my master when she was old. And
and two bracelets for her wrists weighing he has given to him all that he has.
37 “And my master made me swear, say-
ten sheqels of gold,
23 and said, “Whose daughter are you? ing, ‘Do not take a wife for my son from
Please inform me, is there room in your the daughters of the KenaÈanites, in whose
father’s house for us to spend the night?” land I dwell,
24 And she said to him, “I am the daughter 38 but go to my father’s house and to my

of Bethu’Ãl, Milkah’s son, whom she bore relatives, and take a wife for my son.’
39 “And I said to my master, ‘What if the
to NaÁor.”
25 And she said to him, “We have both woman does not follow me?’
40 “But he said to me, ‘HWHY, before whom
straw and fodder enough, and room to
spend the night.” I walk, sends His messenger with you and
26 And the man bowed down his head and shall prosper your way. And you shall take
worshipped HWHY. a wife for my son from my relatives and
27 And he said, “Blessed be HWHY Elohim from my father’s house.
41 ‘Then, when you go to my relatives,
of my master AÄraham, who has not for-
saken His kindness and His truth toward you are to be released from this oath. And
my master. As for me, being on the way, if they do not give her to you, then you are
HWHY led me to the house of my master’s released from my oath.’
42 “And this day I came to the fountain
brothers.”
28 Then the young woman ran and and said, ‘HWHY, Elohim of my master
informed those of her mother’s house these AÄraham, please, if You are prospering the
matters. way in which I am going,
29 And RiÄqah had a brother whose name 43 see, I am standing by the fountain of

was LaÄan, and LaÄan ran out to the man, water, and when the maiden comes out to
to the fountain. draw water, and I say to her, “Please give
30 And it came to be, when he saw the me a little water from your jar to drink,”
nose ring, and the bracelets on his sister’s 44 and she says to me, “Drink, and let me

wrists, and when he heard the words of his draw for your camels too,” let her be the
sister RiÄqah, saying, “Thus the man spoke woman whom HWHY has appointed for my
to me,” that he went to the man and saw master’s son.’
him standing by the camels at the fountain. 45 “I had not yet ended speaking in my
31 And he said, “Come in, O blessed of heart, then see, RiÄqah was coming out
HWHY! Why do you stand outside? I myself with her jar on her shoulder. And she went
have prepared the house, and a place for down to the fountain and drew water. And
the camels.” I said to her, ‘Please let me drink.’
32 So the man came into the house, while 46 “And she hurried and let her jar down

he unloaded the camels and provided straw from her shoulder, and said, ‘Drink, and let
and fodder for the camels and water to me water your camels too.’ So I drank, and
wash his feet and the feet of the men who she watered the camels too.
were with him, 47 “And I asked her, and said, ‘Whose
33 and set food before him to eat. But he daughter are you?’ And she said, ‘The
said, “Let me not eat until I have spoken daughter of Bethu’Ãl, NaÁor’s son, whom
my word.” And he said, “Speak on.” Milkah bore to him.’ Then I put the nose
34 And he said, “I am AÄraham’s servant. ring on her nose and the bracelets on her
35 “And HWHY has blessed my master wrists.
exceedingly, and he has become great. And 48 “And I bowed my head and worshipped

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HWHY, and blessed HWHY, Elohim of my Be’Ãr LaÁai Ro’i, for he dwelt in the
master AÄraham, who had led me in South.
63 And YitsÁaq went out to meditate in the
the true way to take the daughter of my
master’s brother for his son. field in the evening. And he lifted his eyes
49 “And now, if you are going to show and looked and saw the camels coming.
64 And RiÄqah lifted her eyes, and when
kindness and truth to my master, let me
know, and if not, let me know, so that I turn she saw YitsÁaq she dismounted from her
to the right or to the left.” camel,
50 And LaÄan answered – Bethu’Ãl too – 65 and she had said to the servant, “Who is

and said, “The matter comes from HWHY, this man walking in the field to meet us?”
we are not able to speak to you either evil And the servant said, “It is my master.”
or good. So she took a veil and covered herself.
51 “See, RiÄqah is before you. Take her 66 And the servant told YitsÁaq all the

and go, and let her be your master’s son’s matters he had done.
67 And YitsÁaq brought her into his
wife, as HWHY has spoken.”
52 And it came to be, when AÄraham’s mother Sarah’s tent. And he took RiÄqah
servant heard their words, that he bowed and she became his wife, and he loved her.
himself towards the earth before HWHY. Thus YitsÁaq was comforted after his
53 And the servant brought out ornaments mother’s death.
of silver, and ornaments of gold, and gar-
ments, and gave them to RiÄqah. He also
gave costly gifts to her brother and to her 25 And AÄraham took another wife,
whose name was Qeturah.
2 And she bore him Zimran, and Yoq-
mother.
54 And he and the men who were with him shan, and MeÅan, and MiÅyan, and
ate and drank and spent the night. When Yishbaq, and ShuwaÁ.
3 And Yoqshan brought forth SheÄa and
they arose in the morning he said, “Let me
go to my master.” DeÅan. And the sons of DeÅan were
55 But her brother and her mother said, Asshurim, and Letushim, and Le’ummim.
4 And the sons of MiÅyan were Âphah,
“Let the young woman stay with us a few
days, at least ten, then you go.” and Âpher, and Àano¿, and AÄiÅa, and
56 And he said to them, “Do not delay me, EldaÈah. All these were the children of
since HWHY has prospered my way. Let me Qeturah.
go so that I go to my master.” 5 Now AÄraham gave all that he had to
57 And they said, “Let us call the young YitsÁaq,
woman and ask her.” 6 but to the sons of the concubines whom
58 So they called RiÄqah and said to her, AÄraham had, AÄraham gave gifts while
“Are you going with this man?” And she he was still living, and sent them away
said, “I shall go.” from his son YitsÁaq, eastward, to the land
59 So they let go RiÄqah their sister and of the east.
her nurse, and AÄraham’s servant and his 7 And these are all the years of

men. AÄraham’s life which he lived: one hun-
60 And they blessed RiÄqah and said to dred and seventy-five years.
her, “Let our sister become the mother of 8 And AÄraham breathed his last and

thousands of ten thousands, and let your died in a good old age, aged and satisfied,
seed possess the gates of those who hate and was gathered to his people.
them.” 9 And his sons YitsÁaq and YishmaÈÃl
61 And RiÄqah and her young women buried him in the cave of Ma¿pÃlah, which
arose, and they rode on the camels and is before MamrÃ, in the field of Ephron son
followed the man. So the servant took of TsoÁar the Àittite,
RiÄqah and left. 10 the field which AÄraham purchased
62 And YitsÁaq came from the way of from the sons of ÀÃth. There AÄraham was

And he breathed his last and died. And HWHY of the Philistines. like and guarded My Charge: My commands. them. for I am their settlements. womb! 5 because AÄraham obeyed My voice 25 And the first came out red all over. 15 HaÅar. NeÄayoth. of his wild game. 32 And Âsaw said. besides the first scarcity sister of LaÄan the Aramean. And Âsaw 13 And these were the names of the sons became a man knowing how to hunt. Yetur. shall be stronger than the other. “Swear to me Shur. Thus Âsaw despised his YitsÁaq. by their names. I am going to and was gathered to his people. . according to a man of the field. YaÈaqoÄ. and MiÄsam. so why should I have birthright?” 18 And they dwelt from Àawilah as far as 33 Then YaÈaqoÄ said. AÄraham brought forth rose up and left. stew of lentils. AÄraham. And one people AÄraham your father.” That is why his name was called to their tribes. And 12 And this is the genealogy of YishmaÈÃl. answered his prayer. and RiÄqah his wife 2 And HWHY appeared to him and said. “Two nations are lands to you and your seed. 16 These were the sons of YishmaÈÃl and 30 And Âsaw said to YaÈaqoÄ. He settled before all his birthright to YaÈaqoÄ. and I shall give all 24 And when the days were filled for her these lands to your seed. live in the 22 And within her the children struggled land which I command you. 17 And these were the years of the life of 31 But YaÈaqoÄ said. a hairy garment.” years. which is east of Mitsrayim as you go today. but RiÄqah loved 14 and Mishma. and TÃma. 25 BERÂSHITH 26 buried with Sarah his wife. YishmaÈÃl. and he was weary. of YishmaÈÃl.” And he swore to him. EÅom. the daughter of Bethu’Ãl the Aramean of Paddan Aram. twins were in her all the nations of the earth shall be blessed. and 29 And YaÈaqoÄ cooked a stew. 20 And YitsÁaq was forty years old when he took RiÄqah as wife. while YaÈaqoÄ was a their generations: The first-born of complete man. “Look. sovereign wife. together. brothers. 27 And the boys grew up. Ro’i. And YitsÁaq dwelt at Be’Ãr LaÁai with his hand holding on to Âsaw’s heel. and she said. and 28 And YitsÁaq loved Âsaw because he ate AÅbe’Ãl.” stars of the heavens. why 3 “Sojourn in this land. and the 4 “And I shall increase your seed like the older serve the younger. with you and bless you. “Sell me your birth- YishmaÈÃl: one hundred and thirty-seven right today. then QÃÅar. twelve chiefs according weary. for I give all these 23 And HWHY said to her. in Gerar. 21 And YitsÁaq prayed to HWHY for his And YitsÁaq went to AÄimele¿. “Do not go down to Mitsrayim. and two peoples shall be establish the oath which I swore to separated from your body. YitsÁaq was sixty years old when she bore AÄraham’s son. because she was barren. And in your seed to give birth. And he ate and drank. so they called his name 11 And it came to be. Sarah’s female servant. and sold his toward Ashshur. dwelling in tents. bore to AÄraham. and Âsaw QÃÅemah. came in from the field. And I shall in your womb. “If all is right. and Dumah. and Massa. conceived. of food which was in the days of AÄraham. and AÄraham’s son. And I shall be am I this way?” So she went to ask HWHY. and see. Naphish. YitsÁaq. so his name was called YaÈaqoÄ. after the death of Âsaw. die. whom HaÍar the Mitsrite. birthright. that Elohim blessed his son 26 And afterward his brother came out. by their towns and me with that same red stew. the 26 And there was a scarcity of food in the land. “Please feed these were their names. 34 YaÈaqoÄ then gave Âsaw bread and 19 And this is the genealogy of YitsÁaq.

18 And YitsÁaq dug again the wells of 31 And they rose early in the morning and water which they had dug in the days of swore an oath with one another. “Why have 14 And he came to have possessions of you come to me. that HWHY is with you. Do not fear. he said. and dwelt there. reaped in the same year a hundredfold. “She is my sister. and 9 So AÄimele¿ called YitsÁaq and said. for the Philistines had YitsÁaq let them go. filled them with dirt. and they departed stopped them up after the death of from him in peace. and they did not strive over playing with RiÄqah his wife. it.” 20 the herdsmen of Gerar strove with For he was afraid to say. 25 And he built an altar there. the wells which his father’s servants had between you and us. and covenant with you. And we said. let there be an oath between us. And let us make a dug in the days of AÄraham his father. seeing you have hated me flocks and possessions of herds and a great and have sent me away from you?” body of servants. truly she is your wife! So how could and we shall bear fruit in the land. “The water is thinking. account of her. and a well there. and he called its there a long time.” in peace. “lest the men of the place should ours. “What is this you night and said.plural of Torah. that AÄimele¿ sovereign name Sitnah.” YitsÁaq’s herdsmen. saying. and called ple. and you would you. AÄraham. wadi and found a well of running water 7 And when the men of the place asked there. teaching . forward until he became very great. as we have not 16 And AÄimele¿ said to YitsÁaq. said.’ ” 24 And HWHY appeared to him the same 10 And AÄimele¿ said. and he watched and saw YitsÁaq another well. for you are much mightier good toward you. And AÄraham his father. and they ate his tent in the wadi Gerar.” tent there. 15 And the Philistines had stopped up all ‘Please. “Because I said.” 21 And they dug another well.’ ” 17 So YitsÁaq went from there and pitched 30 And he made them a feast. and the Philistines 28 But they said. Âseq. looking. “She is my wife. and drank. 29 that you do no evil to us. because they strove with him. and the servants of YitsÁaq dug 12 And YitsÁaq sowed in that land. “Go touched you.” seed for My servant AÄraham’s sake. one of his friends. “See. ‘She is my sister’?” And YitsÁaq 23 And from there he went up to said to him.” And he called the name of the well kill me for RiÄqah. “I am the Elohim of your have done to us? One of the people had father AÄraham. the servants of YitsÁaq came and informed 1 Torot . and 26 And AÄimele¿ came to him from HWHY blessed him. 27 And YitsÁaq said to them. for I am with almost lain with your wife. 13 And the man grew great and went and Pi¿ol the commander of his army. saying. of the Philistines looked through a win. because she is good.” 11 And AÄimele¿ commanded all his peo. 22 And he moved from there and dug dow. and he pitched his his wife shall certainly be put to death. You are now blessed by HWHY.” you say.1” 19 But when YitsÁaq’s servants dug in the 6 And YitsÁaq dwelt in Gerar. when he had been strove over that one too. And he called them by the 32 And on the same day it came to be that names which his father had called them. and My Torot. and as we have done only away from us. and have sent you away than we. ‘Lest I die on Be’ÃrsheÄa.BERÂSHITH 26 26 My laws. “We have clearly seen envied him. And he called its name ReÁoÄoth. Gerar. “For now HWHY has made room for us. about his wife. and shall bless you and increase your have brought guilt on us. and they 8 And it came to be. “He who touches this man or on the Name of HWHY. with AÁuzzath.

such as I me. 27 BERÂSHITH 27 him about the well which they had dug. get them for me. I am a smooth-skinned man. “See.” that you have found it so quickly. 21 Then YitsÁaq said to YaÈaqoÄ. Who are 2 And he said. “See now.” 7 ‘Bring me wild game and make me 22 And YaÈaqoÄ went near to YitsÁaq his a tasty dish to eat. “Because HWHY your to Âsaw his son. my son. such as he 24 And he said. Âsaw your first-born. “How is it my being does bless you before I die. and him wine. my son?” not know the day of my death. Âsaw my brother is a hairy man. “My son. and go. Âsaw?” And he said. made a tasty dish. “Bring it near to me. “Please 6 And RiÄqah spoke to YaÈaqoÄ her son. “Here I am. “Let your my son is like the smell of a field which curse be on me.” father. so that he might bless let me eat of my son’s wild game. I have done as you your quiver and your bow. he 15 And RiÄqah took the best garments of took as wives YehuÅith the daughter of her elder son Âsaw. 25 And he said. and said to him. my son. which she had prepared. “See. in order that 20 But YitsÁaq said to his son. my 5 And RiÄqah heard when YitsÁaq spoke son?” And he said. it near to him. sit and eat of my the field and hunt wild game for me. I do you. into the to see. and his mother name of the city is Be’ÃrsheÄa to this day. not. wild game. and and he shall eat it.” according to what I command you.’ is the voice of YaÈaqoÄ. “I am 3 “Now then. and he drank. 23 And he did not recognise him. “My answered him. listen to my voice the hands of Âsaw. when YitsÁaq was old and his eyes were too dim 17 Then she gave the tasty dish and the bread. dish from them for your father. “We have found water. saying. the smell of 13 But his mother said to him. I am old.” And he said. and bring it to me to eat.” blessed him and said. younger son. but the hands are 8 “And now my son. goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck. my son. Therefore the brought them to his mother. and I make a tasty hands.” 14 And he went and fetched them and 33 So he called it ShiÄah. so that you before his death. 34 And when Âsaw was forty years old. saying. which were with her in Be’Ãri the Àittite. so that your being might bless 4 “And make me a tasty dish. And shall bring a curse on myself and not a he smelled the smell of his garments. come near. voice. and blessing. please take your weapons. and bless you in the father. And Âsaw went to the Elohim brought it to me.” And he 18 And he went to his father and said. 26 And his father YitsÁaq said to him. . 12 “What if my father touches me? Then I “Please come near and kiss me. and Basemath the the house. “The voice presence of HWHY before my death. so that I feel you.” shall be like a deceiver in his eyes. for his 9 “Please go to the flock and bring me hands were hairy like his brother Âsaw’s two choice young goats.” and said to him. and he felt him and said.” my being might bless you. 27 And it came to be.” love. and 27 And he came near and kissed him. 19 And YaÈaqoÄ said to his father. And he brought “See.” 10 “And you shall take it to your father. and he blessed him.” field to hunt wild game and to bring it. such as his father loved. “I am. Only obey my HWHY has blessed. that he called Âsaw his elder son hand of her son YaÈaqoÄ. and go out to said to me. and put them on YaÈaqoÄ her daughter of Âlon the Àittite. “Here I am. I heard your father speak to whether you truly are my son Âsaw or Âsaw your brother.” So he brought 11 And YaÈaqoÄ said to RiÄqah his mother. “Are you truly my son loves. Please rise. 35 And they were a bitterness of spirit to 16 And she put the skins of the young YitsÁaq and RiÄqah. and he ate.

” 46 And RiÄqah said to YitsÁaq. as soon as YitsÁaq of mourning for my father draw near. “Let my father rise and eat of his 43 “And now. of the fatness of the earth. Elohim gave to AÄraham. and said 31 And he too had made a tasty dish and to him.” Àaran. flee to my brother LaÄan in bless me. servants. and said to his himself concerning you. Âsaw. me too. And I have sustained him with 3 “And Âl Shaddai bless you. “The days 30 And it came to be. 32 And his father YitsÁaq said to him. my son?” shall become an assembly of peoples. And I shall send and wild game and brought it to me? And I ate bring you from there. your dwelling is of the went to Paddan Aram. so that your being might and rise. your first-born. “Have you 4 and give you the blessing of AÄraham. which his voice and wept. when 29 Let peoples serve you. so that you me too. that you shall break his down to you. and Âsaw said in his heart. Why should I be all of it before you came. “Your brother came with my life to me?” deceit and took your blessing. and I am going to kill my brother YaÈaqoÄ. and let your mother’s sons bow down 41 And Âsaw hated YaÈaqoÄ because of to you. and he said to him. now he has taken my the daughters of KenaÈan. shall I do you bear fruit and increase you. “Was his name. and see. to you and your seed with you. and 40 And by your sword you are to live. O my father!” are the daughters of the land. “I am 34 When Âsaw heard the words of his disgusted with my life because of the father. then. like these who me. until “Who are you?” And he said. yoke from your neck. And what. Be master over your broth. called YaÈaqoÄ her younger son. “Have you not 2 “Arise. to LaÄan son of fatness of the earth. 38 And Âsaw said to his father. and nations bow you grow restless. heavens. father. serve your brother. Yea. and of the dew of the Bethu’Ãl the Aramean. “See. from the daughters of LaÄan your mother’s and all his brothers I have given to him as brother. the brother of . and commanded him. he is blessed.” 39 And YitsÁaq his father answered and 5 So YitsÁaq sent YaÈaqoÄ away. If YaÈaqoÄ takes a wife and bitter cry. and she sent and came in from his hunting. blessing!” And he said. away from you. Cursed be those cursing you. to kill you. and he forgets what you and said. called YaÈaqoÄ? For he has caught me by 28 And YitsÁaq called YaÈaqoÄ and blessed him. and you for you. 37 Then YitsÁaq answered and said to And take a wife for yourself from there. then had finished blessing YaÈaqoÄ. then. I have made him your master. to the reserved a blessing for me?” house of Bethu’Ãl your mother’s father. and the blessing with which his father blessed blessed be those blessing you!” him. 44 “And stay with him a few days. and said to his father.BERÂSHITH 27 28 28 And Elohim give you of the dew of the heavens from above. He took my and said to him.” ers. only one blessing. “Do not take a wife from birthright. Âsaw. that Âsaw his brother were reported to RiÄqah. O my father!” And Âsaw lifted up inherit the land of your sojournings. “See. go to Paddan Aram. my son. he cried with an exceedingly great daughters of ÀÃth. what is 35 And he said. the heel these two times.” YaÈaqoÄ had hardly left the presence of 42 And the words of Âsaw her older son YitsÁaq his father. son’s wild game. And it shall be. “Bless from the daughters of ÀÃth.” 36 And Âsaw said. son. “I am your your brother’s wrath turns away. your brother Âsaw comforts brought it to his father. and make grain and wine. and I have bereaved of you both in one day?” blessed him.” 45 until your brother’s displeasure turns 33 Then YitsÁaq trembled exceedingly. “See. and plenty of grain and wine. my father? Bless me. “Who was it then who hunted have done to him. listen to my voice.

“We be blessed in you and in your seed. and HWHY has been my 9 and Âsaw went to YishmaÈÃl and took Elohim. RaÁÃl came with her father’s sheep. and has and his mother and had gone to Paddan given me bread to eat and a garment to put Aram. be his wife. I give it to you and mouth. “See. and you shall break forth to the are from Àaran. to standing column shall be Elohim’s house. there. And see. and this is the gate of mouth. “We the earth. 18 And YaÈaqoÄ rose early in the morning. have spoken to you. I shall certain- 10 And YaÈaqoÄ went out from Be’ÃrsheÄa ly give a tenth to You.” the heavens!” 9 While he was still speaking with them. and of all that You give me. and I did feed them. and a large stone was on the well’s heavens. And all the clans of the earth shall LaÄan son of NaÁor?” And they said. “Well. the mother of YaÈaqoÄ and Âsaw. and go and said. 4 So YaÈaqoÄ said to them. “Truly. 22 then this stone which I have set as a AÄraham’s son. BÃyth Âl. on – 8 So Âsaw saw that the daughters of 21 when I have returned to my father’s KenaÈan did not please his father YitsÁaq. besides the wives he had. field. “How awe. for the sun had set. 11 And he came upon a place and stopped over for the night.” west and to the east. and saw messengers of Elohim mouth.” “Seeing Elohim is with me. saying. “Do not take a wife 20 And YaÈaqoÄ made a vow. and 6 And Âsaw saw that YitsÁaq had blessed poured oil on top of it.” 15 “And see. “Do you know south. and its top reached to the flocks. The land on put the stone back in its place on the well’s which you are lying. YaÈaqoÄ and sent him away to Paddan 19 And he called the name of that place Aram to take himself a wife from there. for out of that well they watered the up on the earth. for she and took the stone that he had put at his was a shepherdess. going up and coming down on it. and and the Elohim of YitsÁaq. “We are not allowed until 17 And he was afraid and said. And 29 And YaÈaqoÄ moved on and came to the land of the people of the he took one of the stones of that place and East. your seed. then they would roll the stone from “I am HWHY Elohim of AÄraham your father the well’s mouth and water the sheep. and saw three flocks of sheep lying 12 And he dreamed and saw a ladder set by it.” 8 But they said. . “My brothers. saying. HWHY is in this place. his daughter bring you back to this land. “Is he well?” And guard you wherever you go. to the north and the 5 And he said to them. MaÁalath the daughter of YishmaÈÃl.” not the time for the livestock to be gath- 16 And YaÈaqoÄ awoke from his sleep and ered together. 29 BERÂSHITH 29 RiÄqah.” and went toward Àaran. HWHY stood above it and said. For I am not RaÁÃl is coming with the sheep. I am with you and shall 6 So he said to them. it is still high day. the name of that city and that as he blessed him he gave him a had been Luz previously.” going to leave you until I have done what I 7 And he said. head. put it at his head. house in peace. 14 “And your seed shall be as the dust of where are you from?” And they said. and he lay down in that 2 And he looked and saw a well in the place to sleep. from the daughters of KenaÈan. Water the sheep. however. and some is this place! This is none other than they have rolled the stone from the well’s the house of Elohim. command. then we shall water the sheep. and has kept 7 and that YaÈaqoÄ had obeyed his father me in this way that I am going. the sister of NeÄayoth. set it up as a standing column.” not know it. all the flocks are gathered together. know him. 3 And all the flocks would be gathered 13 And see. and shall they said.

and 26 And LaÄan said. 2 And YaÈaqoÄ’s displeasure burned 24 And LaÄan gave his female servant against RaÁÃl. RaÁÃl the daughter of LaÄan his mother’s “What is this you have done to me? Was it brother. before the first-born. And he indeed my bone and my flesh. 33 And she conceived again and bore a 18 And YaÈaqoÄ loved RaÁÃl. So he said to LaÄan. for the service 12 And when YaÈaqoÄ told RaÁÃl that he which you shall serve with me still another was her father’s relative and that he was seven years. and lifted 27 “Complete the week of this one. “Because 31 And HWHY saw that LÃ’ah was unloved. so he said. “Because HWHY has heard “Let me serve you seven years for RaÁÃl that I am unloved. because I have borne him 20 So YaÈaqoÄ served seven years for three sons. “Now I praise HWHY. “It is not done this watered the flock of LaÄan his mother’s way in our place.” So she 21 Then YaÈaqoÄ said to LaÄan. you are my relative. “Now this time my husband another man. you the fruit of the womb?” 25 And in the morning it came to be.” is joined to me. and bearing. we give you this one too. not for RaÁÃl that I served you? Why then er’s brother. “Give me he took LÃ’ah his daughter and brought her children. RaÁÃl. Stay with me. for she name of the elder was LÃ’ah. that 3 And she said. son. to give the younger brother. RaÁÃl envied 23 And it came to be in the evening. “You are also loved RaÁÃl more than LÃ’ah. 30 And when RaÁÃl saw that she bore YaÈaqoÄ no children. 28 And YaÈaqoÄ did so and completed her 13 And it came to be. And he went in to her. and the sheep of LaÄan his moth. that YaÈaqoÄ went near and have you deceived me?” rolled the stone from the well’s mouth. years. “Give me called his name YehuÅah. as wife.” So his name was called LÃwi. Then he gave him his daughter the report about YaÈaqoÄ his sister’s son. who has withheld from servant. that her sister.” And he served with LaÄan still another seven stayed with him for a month. and embraced 29 And LaÄan gave his female servant him and kissed him. son. “See. my female servant . and he 14 And LaÄan said to him. because now my husband is going to 17 And LÃ’ah’s eyes were weak. and said.” was lovely of form and appearance.BERÂSHITH 29 30 10 And it came to be. for my days are completed. the and she called his name Re’uÄÃn. what barren. should your wages be?” 32 And LÃ’ah conceived and bore a son. but RaÁÃl was serve me for naught? Let me know. “It is better that I give 34 And she conceived again and bore a her to you than that I should give her to son. that he ran to meet him. 16 And LaÄan had two daughters. and they seemed to him but a few 35 And she conceived again and bore a days because of the love he had for her. or else I am going to die!” to YaÈaqoÄ. 30 And he also went in to RaÁÃl. and brought him to Bilhah to his daughter RaÁÃl as a female his house. “For HWHY has looked on my afflic- of the younger was RaÁÃl. should you therefore and He opened her womb. let me go in to her. 19 And LaÄan said. 15 Then LaÄan said to YaÈaqoÄ. she ran and told her father.” too. then up his voice and wept. but RaÁÃl love me. He gave me this son your younger daughter.” RiÄqah’s son.” 22 And LaÄan gathered all the men of the place and made a feast. and said. and he said. tion.” And she called his name ShimÈon. 11 And YaÈaqoÄ kissed RaÁÃl. and said to YaÈaqoÄ. “Am I in the Zilpah to his daughter LÃ’ah as a female place of Elohim. and the name said. when LaÄan heard week. it was LÃ’ah. and said. And she ceased my wife. matters. RaÁÃl too. when YaÈaqoÄ saw see. Then he told LaÄan all these servant.

“What do I give you?” 16 And when YaÈaqoÄ came out of the And YaÈaqoÄ said.” have served you and how your livestock 15 But she said to her. and given me a son.” And he lay with her that today.” RaÁÃl said to LÃ’ah.” harvest and found love-apples in the field. 7 And RaÁÃl’s female servant Bilhah 22 And Elohim remembered RaÁÃl. and the spotted and conceived and bore YaÈaqoÄ a fifth son. 31 BERÂSHITH 30 Bilhah. speckled among the goats. “HWHY has added to me another son. And these shall 18 And LÃ’ah said. “With great wrestlings 23 And she conceived. and YaÈaqoÄ went in to her. YaÈaqoÄ a sixth son.” So she called his name reproach. “Please give me some 29 So he said to him. Now my husband YaÈaqoÄ a son. And and I give it. that you have taken away my husband? 30 “For the little you had before I came Would you take away my son’s love. 8 And RaÁÃl said.” 31 And he said. for 12 And LÃ’ah’s female servant Zilpah you yourself know my service which I bore YaÈaqoÄ a second son. because I have given my female 33 “And my righteousness shall answer . and conceived again and bore YaÈaqoÄ a Elohim listened to her and opened her second son. and HWHY has blessed apples too?” And RaÁÃl said. because I have 6 And RaÁÃl said. and name Dan. womb. and brought them to his mother LÃ’ah. “Therefore you since my coming.” bearing. vant as wife. well. “Name me your wages. “I am blessed. led and spotted sheep. and bore a son. and all the black 17 And Elohim listened to LÃ’ah. “Elohim has rightly borne him six sons. 10 And LÃ’ah’s female servant Zilpah “Send me on my way.” 19 And LÃ’ah conceived again and bore 4 So she gave him Bilhah her female ser. I shall again feed and meet him and said. go in to her. and I have and said. for guard your flocks: indeed. is going to dwell with me. for the 27 And LaÄan said to him. 11 And LÃ’ah said. “Is it a small matter has been with me.” So she called his me. “Elohim has taken away my overcome.” So she called his 21 And afterward she bore a daughter. and 9 And LÃ’ah saw that she had ceased said. called her name Dinah.” So she found favour in your eyes. removing from there all the speck- night. when RaÁÃl had servant and gave her to YaÈaqoÄ as wife. and let me go. and she took Zilpah her female 25 And it came to be. and she ones among the lambs. 24 So she called his name YosÃph.” Naphtali. “If I have daughters shall call me blessed. LÃ’ah went out to you do this for me. have done for you. 20 And LÃ’ah said. my hire. place and to my land. please stay. for I called his name AshÃr.” 13 And LÃ’ah said. 28 And he said. “Give me naught! If field in the evening. “With GaÅ!” So she 26 “Give my wives and my children for called his name GaÅ. I have hired you with my son’s 32 “Let me pass through all your flock love-apples. borne YosÃph. have diligently watched that HWHY has 14 And Re’uÄÃn went in the days of wheat blessed me for your sake.” So she called his ruled my case. “Elohim has presented 5 And Bilhah conceived and bore me with a good present. I have wrestled with my sister. whom I have served you. “Do come in to me. and let me be built up from her as name Yissas¿ar. But now. to go to my own bore YaÈaqoÄ a son. has increased greatly. “You know how I of your son’s love-apples. “Elohim has given me be my wages. when am I let him lie with you tonight for your son’s to provide for my own house too?” love-apples. and let her bear for servant to my husband. that YaÈaqoÄ said to LaÄan. and has also heard my voice name ZeÄulun.

and gave them into the hand of his sons. whenever the strong have seen all that LaÄan is doing to you. 8 “When he said this. and YaÈaqoÄ fed the did not allow him to do evil to me.” all this wealth. And I am with you. and return to the land of 42 But when the flocks were weak. all the rams which leap on the flocks did not put them with LaÄan’s flock. out of this land. do whatever Elohim what belonged to our father he has made has told you. ‘The speckled are 37 And YaÈaqoÄ took for himself rods of your wages. father with all my strength. speckled. that it is not toward me as before. he did your relatives. ‘Lift your eyes now and he put his own flocks by themselves and see.’ and all the black in the flock of LaÄan. and from children’s. and camels and donkeys. and mottled. strangers? For he has sold us.” 17 So YaÈaqoÄ rose and put his sons and 2 And YaÈaqoÄ would look at the face of his wives on camels. but all the female goats that were speckled and the Elohim of my father has been with me. and face. and all the black ones among the lambs. but Elohim himself and YaÈaqoÄ.” relatives. and female and male 15 “Are we not reckoned by him as servants. . at the time when came to drink.” 34 And LaÄan said. every one that had some white in 6 “And you know that I have served your it. streaked. ones of the flock conceived. ‘YaÈaqoÄ. so the weak ones were 14 And RaÁÃl and LÃ’ah answered and LaÄan’s and the strong ones YaÈaqoÄ’s. peeled white strips in them. “I see your father’s goats that were speckled and spotted. Now then. spotted. 4 And YaÈaqoÄ sent and called RaÁÃl and ing to your word!” LÃ’ah to the field. speckled. saying. when you come LaÄan and see that it was not toward him concerning my wages: every one that is not as before. ‘Here I am. rest of LaÄan’s flocks. “Do we still have any portion 43 Thus the man increased very much.BERÂSHITH 30 32 for me in time to come. “See. “YaÈaqoÄ has taken 16 “For all the wealth which Elohim has taken from our father are ours and our away all that was our father’s. 38 And he set the rods which he had 9 “So Elohim has taken away the live- peeled before the flocks in the gutters. and to me in a dream. 35 And on that day he set aside the male 5 and said to them. for I 41 And it came to be. and streaked are your wages.’ And I made the flocks face toward the streaked said. said to him. 11 “And the Messenger of Elohim spoke 40 And YaÈaqoÄ separated the lambs. “Return black among the lambs. and they conceived when the flocks conceived.’ ” not put them in. the watering troughs where the flocks 10 “And it came to be. and 3 And HWHY said to YaÈaqoÄ. but 12 “And He said. flocks bore streaked. in stock of your father and given them to me. let it be accord. 31 And he heard the words of LaÄan’s sons. speckled and spotted among the goats. are streaked. that I lifted my eyes they came to drink. get among the rods. to his flock. and the flocks brought forth streaked. that YaÈaqoÄ 13 ‘I am the Âl of BÃyth Âl.’ then all the exposed the white which was in the rods. 7 “Yet your father has deceived me and 36 And he put three days’ journey between changed my wages ten times. saying. so they would conceive you made a vow to Me.’ then all the flocks bore green poplar and of the almond and chest. Now rise up. and also entirely consumed our silver. ‘The nut trees. and mottled. and looked in a dream and saw the rams 39 So the flocks conceived before the which leaped upon the flocks were rods. And when he said this. speckled. speckled. it is stolen if it is to the land of your fathers and to your with me. where you placed the rods before the eyes of the flock anointed the standing column and where in the gutters. and spotted. and or inheritance in our father’s house? had many flocks.

and sat rose up and passed over the river. whether 28 “And you did not allow me to kiss my stolen by day or stolen by night. You required it from my hand. for I said. “What is my transgression? “Guard yourself. GilÈaÅ. and YaÈaqoÄ answered and LaÄan the Aramean. 33 BERÂSHITH 31 18 and he drove off all his livestock and all 32 “With whomever you find your mighty his possessions which he had acquired. to go to his me and take it with you. not know that RaÁÃl had stolen them. and LaÄan with his brothers pitched household goods? Set it here before my in the mountains of GilÈaÅ. I myself bore the loss of tambourine and lyre? it. “Because I was afraid. and you have changed my wages ten 30 “And now you have gone because you times. and rendered judg- . I served you fourteen years for that you do not speak to YaÈaqoÄ either your two daughters. but he did not find 20 And YaÈaqoÄ deceived LaÄan the them. and the frost by night. the why did you steal my mighty ones?” Elohim of AÄraham and the Fear of 31 And YaÈaqoÄ answered and said to YitsÁaq. the two female servants. that he was about to flee. 34 Now RaÁÃl had taken the house idols 21 And he fled with all that he had. with not bring to you. And he came out of LÃ’ah’s tent and Aramean. but the Elohim of your father spoke 41 “These twenty years I have been in to me last night. and not inform me. “Let it not that YaÈaqoÄ had fled. sons and my daughters. RaÁÃl stole the house idols that and into LÃ’ah’s tent. that you have hotly YaÈaqoÄ either good or evil. for the way of women is pursued him for seven days’ journey. brothers and your brothers. and with me. and my sleep 29 “It is in the power of my hand to do evil fled from my eyes. to you. tent but did not find them. sheep. Now 37 “Now that you have searched all my YaÈaqoÄ had pitched his tent in the moun. and I would have 39 “That which was torn by beasts I did sent you away with joy and songs. his ones. And LaÄan searched all about the headed toward the mountains of GilÈaÅ. 38 “These twenty years I have been with and driven my daughters off like captives you. you would LaÄan. because he did not inform him entered RaÁÃl’s tent. me. 36 And YaÈaqoÄ was wroth and contended 24 But in a dream by night Elohim came to with LaÄan. Now you have 40 “Thus I was! By day the heat consumed been foolish to do this. goods what have you found of all your tains. saying. and let them 26 And LaÄan said to YaÈaqoÄ. ‘Lest you tear your daughters away from Elohim has seen my affliction and the me. and I 27 “Why did you flee secretly and deceive have not eaten the rams of your sheep. but 42 “Unless the Elohim of my father. displease my master that I am unable to 23 Then he took his brothers with him and rise before you. me. said to LaÄan. “What decide between the two of us! have you done. Your ewes and your female goats taken with the sword? have not miscarried their young. ‘Guard yourself. that you have deceived me. your house. do not let him live. see for yourself what is with acquired in Paddan Aram. greatly long for your father’s house. and on them. In the presence of property of the livestock which he had our brothers.” And he searched but did not find he overtook him in the mountains of the house idols. 22 And on the third day LaÄan was told 35 And she said to her father. and into the tents of were her father’s. And he and put them in the camel’s saddle.” pursued me? 25 Then LaÄan overtook YaÈaqoÄ. and six years for your good or evil. and said to him.’ labour of my hands.” For YaÈaqoÄ did father YitsÁaq in the land of KenaÈan. now have sent me away empty-handed. had been with me. that you do not speak to What is my sin. 19 And when LaÄan had gone to shear his 33 And LaÄan went into YaÈaqoÄ’s tent.’ flock.

HWHY who said to me. although no man is with us.BERÂSHITH 31 34 ment last night. And I have sent to inform my master.” 48 And LaÄan said. kind acts and all the truth which You have ing column is a witness. to find favour in “Gather stones. “I have sojourned with 45 So YaÈaqoÄ took a stone and set it up as LaÄan and stayed there until now. or if you which is left shall escape. and but YaÈaqoÄ called it GalÈÃÅ. 7 And YaÈaqoÄ was greatly afraid and ness between you and me today. see.” And they took stones and your eyes. for evil. the Elohim my brother. “O Elohim of my take other wives besides my daughters. “This is the camp of Elohim. heap. for I fear him.” 43 And LaÄan answered and said to 32 And YaÈaqoÄ went on his way. “Let and camels. group and attacks it. and the Elohim of their father and the mother with the children. and the messengers of Elohim met him. And they ate bread and spent the 13 And he spent the night there. and they ate there on the 6 So the messengers returned to YaÈaqoÄ. ‘Return to 51 And LaÄan said to YaÈaqoÄ. “See this your land and to your relatives. “If Âsaw comes to the one are out of each other’s sight. four hundred men with him. and the flocks and herds 49 also Mitspah.” 9 And YaÈaqoÄ said. from the hand of column to me. then the other group 50 “If you afflict my daughters. which are too numer- mountain. and shall make your seed as 54 And YaÈaqoÄ brought an offering on the the sand of the sea. lest he come and shall smite me of NaÁor. 11 “Deliver me. and all that you called the name of that place MaÁanayim. and I do heap and see this standing column. and you do not YardÃn with my staff. So he divided the people that why its name was called GalÈÃÅ. 5 “And I have bulls. saying. let us make a covenant.” YaÈaqoÄ said this.” ’ ” made a heap. 53 “The Elohim of AÄraham. 3 And YaÈaqoÄ sent messengers before see is mine. and he also is coming to meet you. my daughters or to their children him to Âsaw his brother in the land of SÃÈir. what came to his hand as a present for 55 And LaÄan rose up early in the morn- Âsaw his brother – ing. you and I. and these children are my children. 52 “This heap is a witness. and donkeys. 2 And when YaÈaqoÄ saw them. “This heap is a wit. a standing column. whom they have borne? the field of EÅom 4 and he commanded them.” And he and this flock is my flock.” That is distressed. and took night on the mountain. YaÈaqoÄ. this to my master Âsaw. and it shall be a wit. 46 And YaÈaqoÄ said to his brothers. “Say 44 “And now. into two groups. I pray.’ 10 “I do not deserve the least of all the have placed between you and me. and male and female servants. from the hand of Âsaw. saying. Elohim is father AÄraham and Elohim of my father witness between you and me!” YitsÁaq. rightly rule between us!” And YaÈaqoÄ 12 “For You said. and kissed his sons and daughters and 14 two hundred female goats and twenty blessed them. flocks. rams. that I do not pass shown Your servant. ‘Your servant ness between you and me. But what shall I do today to these. HWHY watch between you and me when we 8 and he said. were with him. . “We came to your brother Âsaw. he said. good to you. ‘I shall certainly do swore by the Fear of his father YitsÁaq. And LaÄan left and returned male goats. because he said. come. for I passed over this beyond this heap to you. two hundred ewes and twenty to his place. and now I have pass beyond this heap and this standing become two groups. which I good to you. and called his brothers to eat ous to count.’ ” bread. and this stand. 47 And LaÄan called it YeÍar SahaÅutha. “These daughters are my daugh- ters.

my l Yisra’Ãl means “to strive with Âl. us. every drove by itself. and they go until You have blessed me!” bowed themselves. dislocated as He wrestled with him. said. and where are you going? 32 That is why the children of Yisra’Ãl to And whose are these in front of you?’ this day do not eat the sinew of the hip. in the sinew of the hip. women and children. and bowed them- hip. but he himself spent the night in the them and bowed himself to the ground camp. to face. vant YaÈaqoÄ’s. your ser. saying. and the two female servants. you belong. and put 30 And YaÈaqoÄ called the name of the some distance between drove and drove. and LÃ’ah and her goes before me. “When Âsaw my brother meets 31 And the sun rose on him as he passed you and asks you. 6 Then the female servants came near. “Why do you ask about My Name?” vants. And breaks. ‘They are your ser. and his two female servants. and they bowed themselves. “I have enough. ‘To whom do over Penu’Ãl. 4 And Âsaw ran to meet him. 23 And he took them and sent them over 5 And he lifted his eyes and saw the the stream.” have striven with Elohim and with men. seven times. And he divid- when you find him.’ ” 19 So he commanded the second. he also is behind of YaÈaqoÄ. and after that see his face. “Please let me know Your Name. “To find favour in the eyes of my called YaÈaqoÄ.” by all this company which I met?” And he 28 And He said. ‘Also look. “What do you mean name?” And he said. two wives. It is a present sent to my because He touched the socket of the thigh master Âsaw. And see. and fell on his neck and ford of Yabboq. and RaÁÃl and YosÃph He might accept me. and saying. And a Man these with you?” And he said. 27 So He asked him. and passed over the embraced him. and they wept. and the third. “Let Me go. twenty female donkeys 29 And YaÈaqoÄ asked Him. “Pass over before me. 35 BERÂSHITH 33 15 thirty milk camels with their colts.” saying. “The wrestled with him until the breaking of children with whom Elohim has favoured day. vant YaÈaqoÄ is behind us. (then) to rule with Âl” . children behind. and and his eleven sons. And the socket of YaÈaqoÄ’s hip was selves. 33 And YaÈaqoÄ lifted his eyes and looked and saw Âsaw coming. 9 But Âsaw said. and said to his And He blessed him there. and ten foals. “For I have seen Elohim face 17 And he commanded the first one. but Yisra’Ãl. 2 And he put the female servants and “Let me appease him with the present that their children in front. ed the children among LÃ’ah. servants. 7 And LÃ’ah also came near with her 26 And He said. forty and have overcome.” place Peni’Ãl. for the day children. “I am not letting You YosÃph and RaÁÃl came near. and my life is preserved. and sent over what he had. and he limped on his hip. “Your name is no longer said. kissed him. your servant. and said. and all who followed the droves. to overcome with Âl.’ ” For he said. He touched the socket of his they and their children. “YaÈaqoÄ.” last. 21 And the present passed over before 3 And he himself passed over before him. 20 and you shall say. “Speak to Âsaw this same word with him four hundred men. 1 because you master. and RaÁÃl. which is on the socket of the thigh.” 25 And when He saw that He did not over.” And He 16 And he gave into the hand of his ser.” But he said. “What is your 8 Then Âsaw said. come him. until he came near to his 22 And he rose up that night and took his brother. “Who are 24 And YaÈaqoÄ was left alone.” cows and ten bulls. 18 then you shall say. saying.

because wife. 2 And She¿em.” favour in the eyes of my master. 15 And Âsaw said. “Please let me leave 10 and dwell with us. one hundred qesitah. and according to the pace of the chil. and made booths for so high. 10 And YaÈaqoÄ said. and he loved the girl She¿em. the father of She¿em. “Take this girl for me for a receive my present from my hand. and take your daughters to us. And the men 13 But he said to him. pitched his tent before the city.BERÂSHITH 33 36 brother. lying with YaÈaqoÄ’s daughter. and let the land be with you some of the people who are with before you. She¿em’s father. saying. all the flocks shall die. for reproach to us.” I have seen your face like seeing the face 5 And YaÈaqoÄ heard that he had defiled of Elohim. 17 And YaÈaqoÄ set out to Sukkoth. That is why the name of the say to me. to the pace of the livestock that go before 9 “And intermarry with us. Àamor’s son. to SÃÈir. need. give us your me. and spoke She¿em. 12 And he said. saw her and circumcised. and go.” selves. day. because Elohim has kept silent until they came. the daughter of LÃ’ah. and 12 “Ask of me a bride price and gift ever built himself a house.” the field when they heard it. “Let me find favour in your eyes. if I 4 And She¿em spoke to his father have now found favour in your eyes.” 11 And She¿em said to her father and her 16 And Âsaw returned that day on his way brothers. and shall become one went out to see the daughters of the land. “My master knows were grieved and very wroth. son of Àamor the 17 “But if you do not listen to us and be Àiwwite. 15 “Only on this condition would we agree 20 And he set up an altar there and called to you: If you become as we are. 13 But the sons of YaÈaqoÄ answered 18 And YaÈaqoÄ came safely to the city of She¿em and Àamor his father. and because I have all I 6 And Àamor. and 7 And the sons of YaÈaqoÄ came in from let me go before you. and let me lead on slowly according daughter. Dinah his daughter. and humbled her. “Let us depart and go. people. because he that the children are weak. please. with deceit. “We are not able 19 And he bought the portion of the field to do this matter. because he had defiled Dinah when he came from Paddan Aram. 34 And Dinah. whom she had borne to YaÈaqoÄ. to give our sister to one where he had pitched his tent. “My son She¿em’s being longs for your vant. . from the who is uncircumcised. “Why this? Let me find and have possessions in it.” But he said. favoured me. 14 “Please let my master go before his ser. Now his sons were 11 “Please. went out to YaÈaqoÄ to speak with him. for that would be a children of Àamor. 16 then we shall give our daughters to you. take my blessing that is with his livestock in the field. which And if the men should drive them hard one should not be done. 14 And they said to them. which is in the land of KenaÈan. “No. And we shall dwell with you. Please give her to him for a wife. saying. daughters and take our daughters for your- dren. we shall take our daughter took her and lay with her. but give me the girl for a wife. until I come to my master in SÃÈir. prince of the land. and I give according to what you his livestock. so YaÈaqoÄ brought to you. every male of you circumcised. and the flocks had done a senseless deed in Yisra’Ãl by and herds which are nursing are with me.” place is called Sukkoth.” and spoke kindly to the girl. And he their sister. then Àamor. me. and whatever you say to me I give. 8 But Àamor spoke with them. and he took it. and you were pleased with me. let what you have remain yours. Dwell and move about in it. to have it Âl Elohà Yisra’Ãl.” And he urged him.” 3 And his being clung to Dinah the 18 And their words pleased Àamor and daughter of YaÈaqoÄ.

sons of YaÈaqoÄ. “Put away the them. agree to dwell with us. ones and their wives they took captive. So the name of it was 28 They took their flocks and their herds. and cleanse yourselves. 5 And they departed. Let us take their daughters for us for foreign mighty ones that are among you. “Should he treat our this because he delighted in YaÈaqoÄ’s sister like a whore?” daughter. and 10 And Elohim said to him. Dinah’s brothers. and sovereigns come from your body. went out of the gate of his city. YaÈaqoÄ. wives. 20 And Àamor and She¿em his son came 35 And Elohim said to YaÈaqoÄ. “Arise. that two of the around them. and plundered the city. who they are circumcised. 11 And Elohim said to him. and 23 “Their herds and their possessions. saying. and let us give them our daughters. but Yisra’Ãl is your name. when he came from Paddan Aram. and I shall be destroyed. the city and that which was in the field. and let them 4 So they gave YaÈaqoÄ all the foreign dwell with us. a nation And I am few in number. and went Elohim appeared to him when he fled from out.” and YitsÁaq I give to you. all the people who were with him. And make an altar there to Âl men of their city. ShimÈon and LÃwi. stench among the inhabitants of the land. Elohim was upon the cities that were all when they were in pain. because they and she was buried below BÃyth Âl under had defiled their sister. Now he was more respected than all the household of his father. all who binth tree which was near She¿em. they shall gather and a company of nations shall be from themselves against me and shall smite me. he and males. and change your 22 “Only on this condition would the men garments. called Allon Ba¿uth. the face of his brother.” So He “You have troubled me by making me a called his name Yisra’Ãl. and the fear of 25 And it came to be on the third day. And YaÈaqoÄ hid them under the tere- son. 27 The sons of YaÈaqoÄ came upon the 8 And DeÄorah. died. answered me in the day of my distress. which is in the land of KenaÈan. YaÈaqoÄ. and that which was in 9 And Elohim appeared to YaÈaqoÄ again. who appeared to you when you fled from 21 “These men are at peace with us. every male among us is circumcised as and let me make there an altar to Âl. my household 12 “And the land which I gave AÄraham and I. And see. 26 And they killed Àamor and She¿em his 7 And he built there an altar and called son with the edge of the sword. go up to BÃyth Âl and to the gate of their city. and 29 and all their wealth. the land is large enough for to all who were with him. you. because there Dinah from She¿em’s house.” mighty ones which were in their hands.” them dwell in the land and move about in 2 And YaÈaqoÄ said to his household and it. “I am Âl among the KenaÈanites and the Perizzites. should they not be ours? gone. that is BÃyth came boldly upon the city and killed all the Âl. to be one people: if 3 “And let us arise and go up to BÃyth Âl. and spoke with the dwell there. And to your . slain. Bear fruit and increase. your name is no longer called 30 And YaÈaqoÄ said to ShimÈon and LÃwi. “Your name is they plundered all that was in the houses.” Only let us agree with them. so let the face of Âsaw your brother. Shaddai. every male was circumcised. 24 And all who went out of the gate of his and all their earrings which were in their city listened to Àamor and She¿em his ears. and they did not pursue the sons of YaÈaqoÄ. and their donkeys. 37 BERÂSHITH 35 19 And the young man did not delay to do 31 But they said. and has been with me in the way which I have all their beasts. And all their little blessed him. RiÄqah’s nurse. the terebinth tree. each took his sword and 6 And YaÈaqoÄ came to Luz. and took the place El BÃyth Âl.

and Qenaz.BERÂSHITH 35 38 seed after you I give this land. 24 the sons of RaÁÃl were YosÃph and 11 And the sons of Eliphaz were TÃman. that Re’uÄÃn went and lay because of their herds. and ZeÄulun. “Do not fear. These were the sons of 18 And it came to be. Shammah and Mizzah. And he poured YaÈaqoÄ buried him. of KenaÈan: AÅah the daughter of Âlon 16 Then they set out from BÃyth Âl. a monument of stone. and she bore AmalÃq 26 and the sons of Zilpah. Basemath bore ReÈuw’Ãl.” YaÈlam. And 8 So Âsaw dwelt in Mount SÃÈir. wife of Âsaw. and his herds and all his beasts. YishmaÈÃl’s daughter. who is EÅom. and all his possessions which he had 20 And YaÈaqoÄ set a standing column on gained in the land of KenaÈan. a drink offering on it. Âsaw is Yisra’Ãl heard about it. that is BÃyth LeÁem. 15 And YaÈaqoÄ called the name of the 36 And this is the genealogy of Âsaw. BÃyth Âl. which is the monument of to a land away from the presence of his RaÁÃl’s grave to this day. when there was but a little dis. the sons of YaÈaqoÄ who were born to him 13 These were the sons of ReÈuw’Ãl: in Paddan Aram. NaÁath and ZeraÁ. YaÈaqoÄ’s first-born. These were Âsaw’s wife. way to Ephrath. wife. and OholiÄamah the daughter came to be. as she was having 4 And AÅah bore Eliphaz to Âsaw. 14 And YaÈaqoÄ set up a standing column and was gathered to his people. YaÈaqoÄ were twelve: 9 And this is the genealogy of Âsaw the 23 the sons of LÃ’ah were Re’uÄÃn. where AÄraham and YitsÁaq had dwelt. And his sons Âsaw and him. Âsaw’s at MamrÃ. brother YaÈaqoÄ. 29 So YitsÁaq breathed his last and died. and great difficulty giving birth. LÃ’ah’s female to Eliphaz. and Gatam. 14 These were the sons of OholiÄamah. and QoraÁ. and Yissas¿ar. . them to dwell together. Omar. or Qiryath Arba. 2 Âsaw took his wives from the daughters place where Elohim spoke with him. 25 the sons of Bilhah. were Dan and Naphtali. Eliphaz. that RaÁÃl began to Àiwwite. name Ben-Oni. Âsaw’s son. wife of Âsaw. birth. for it is 5 And OholiÄamah bore YeÈush. that the mid. and went her grave.” 28 And the days of YitsÁaq were one hun- 13 And Elohim went up from him in the dred and eighty years. 21 And Yisra’Ãl set out and pitched his 7 For their possessions were too great for tent beyond the tower of ÂÅer. father of the EÅomites in Mount SÃÈir. ReÈuw’Ãl son of Basemath. But his father called him 6 And Âsaw took his wives. 27 And YaÈaqoÄ came to his father YitsÁaq These were the sons of Basemath. and Eliphaz son of AÅah. that is ÀeÄron. and his daughters. and ShimÈon. Now the sons of EÅom. Binyamin. and 10 These were the names of Âsaw’s sons: LÃwi. and YehuÅah. servant. and another son for you. And it the Àittite. place where He had spoken with him. the daughter of TsiÄÈon the tance to go to Ephrath. give birth. and the land of 22 And it came to be. These were the sons of AÅah. sister of NeÄayoth. were GaÅ and AshÃr. aged and in the place where He had spoken with satisfied of days. 17 And it came to be. RaÁÃl’s female 12 And Timna was the concubine of servant. and had great difficulty giving 3 and Basemath. Binyamin. and he poured oil on it. wife said to her. and all the beings of his 19 So RaÁÃl died and was buried on the household. as her life was going Âsaw who were born to him in the land of out – for she died – that she called his KenaÈan. with Bilhah his father’s concubine. and his sons. of Anah. Tsepho. when Yisra’Ãl dwelt their sojournings could not support them in that land.

Chief TÃman. were the chiefs of EÅom. and ManaÁath. Lotan’s sister was Timna. the daughter of HÃmam. 39 And BaÈal-Àanan son of A¿bor died. ReÁoÄoth by the River reigned in his 20 These were the sons of SÃÈir the Àorite place. and Samlah of Anah. and Âtser. of A¿bor reigned in his place. 38 And Sha’ul died. 29 These were the chiefs of the Àorites: YosÃph. Chief Iram. both Ayah and Anah. Omar. 30 Chief Dishon. Chief land of SÃÈir. and QoraÁ. DinhaÄah. the daughter of 36 And HaÅaÅ died. and Chief QoraÁ. Chief Gatam. places. the daughter of MÃyzahaÄ. MasrÃqah reigned in his place. 31 And these were the sovereigns who 16 Chief QoraÁ. according to their 26 And these were the sons of Dishon: dwelling places in the land of their posses- Àemdan. and YaÈlam. 19 These were the sons of Âsaw. according to their clans and their and Onam. and Chief 15 These were the chiefs of the sons of Dishan. These were the chiefs of Eliphaz sovereign reigned over the children of in the land of EÅom. and the name of his city was Âsaw’s son: Chief NaÁath. 39 BERÂSHITH 37 Âsaw’s wife. 28 These were the sons of Dishan: Uts and 37 And YaÈaqoÄ dwelt in the land of his father’s sojournings. and Chief Mizzah. EÅom. and sion. Chief Âlah. and ZaÈawan. Âsaw was the father of the EÅomites. Chief ZeraÁ. 24 And these were the sons of TsiÄÈon: Chief Alwah. and Sha’ul of EÅom. 18 And these were the sons of 35 And Àusham died. OholiÄamah. These were the sons of Basemath. 42 Chief Qenaz. The sons of Eliphaz. land of the TÃmanites reigned in his place. and YoÄaÄ son of ZeraÁ were the chiefs of ReÈuw’Ãl in the land of of Botsrah reigned in his place. he fed the donkeys of his father TsiÄÈon. YeÈush. AÅah. Âsaw’s wife: Chief YeÈush. the daughter of Anah. And his wife’s 22 And the sons of Lotan were Àori and name was MehÃtab’Ãl. who smote MiÅyan in the field of Chief YaÈlam. were Chief TÃman. according to their chiefs in the son of Âsaw. Aran. and Àusham of the Âsaw’s wife. Chief Tsepho. and ÂyÄal. and ShoÄal. Chief TsiÄÈon. daughter of TsiÄÈon. and Dishan. And the name were the chiefs descending from of his city was Awith. by their names: Chief Timnah. Chief reigned in the land of EÅom before any AmalÃq. EÅom. name of his city was PaÈu. and BaÈal-Àanan son and TsiÄÈon. reigned in his place. These were the chiefs of the Àorites. of Âsaw. the and HaÅar reigned in his place. being seventeen years old. Keran. They were the sons of Yisra’Ãl. 34 And YoÄaÄ died. 27 These were the sons of Âtser: Bilhan. was . Chief Shammah. Chief ShoÄal. These Anah. BeÅaÅ. Chief who found the water in the wilderness as Pinon. Chief Âtser. Dishon and OholiÄamah the daughter of 43 Chief MaÍdi’Ãl. who inhabited the land: Lotan. Chief 25 And these were the children of Anah: MiÄtsar. and Yithran. in the land of EÅom. These 33 And Bela died. and Aqan. and these were their chiefs. Âsaw’s wife. the first-born Àorites. 23 And these were the sons of ShoÄal: 40 And these were the names of the chiefs Alwan. 2 This is the genealogy of YaÈaqoÄ. who is 37 And Samlah died. and HaÅaÅ son of OholiÄamah. the Chief Lotan. This was the Anah 41 Chief OholiÄamah. These Mo’aÄ. Shepho. Chief Qenaz. MatrÃÅ. And the sons of SÃÈir. 32 And Bela the son of BeÈor reigned in 17 And these were the sons of ReÈuw’Ãl. and Eshban. and Anah. Chief YethÃth. 21 and Dishon. And she bore to Âsaw: Chief Anah. in the land of KenaÈan. These were the chiefs of the Âsaw.

master of dreams is coming! 6 And he said to them. MiÅyanite traders passed by. there was no said to him. then. my sheaf rose Let us then see what comes of his dreams!” up and also stood up. “Are not “What would we gain if we kill our brother your brothers feeding the flock in She¿em? and conceal his blood? Come. ‘Some wild beast has devoured him.BERÂSHITH 37 40 feeding the flock with his brothers. your 21 But Re’uÄÃn heard and rescued him sheaves stood all around and bowed down from their hands. and he went to She¿em. and do not lay a hand on more for his dreams and for his words. And see. And the pit was empty. and see. father’s flock in She¿em. and told against him. ‘Let us go towards 4 But when his brothers saw that their Dothan. And his father rebuked him and pit. bearing spices. and related it to his brothers. ers. and come to his brothers. his father’s wives.” 8 And his brothers said to him.” was on him. “Shall 22 And Re’uÄÃn said to them. ers and found them in Dothan. and shall 7 “See. Please inform me where they are feed- 3 And Yisra’Ãl loved YosÃph more than ing their sheep. indeed come to bow they lifted their eyes and looked and saw a down to the earth before you?” company of YishmaÈÃlites. his old age.” his life. 10 And he related it to his father and his 24 And they took him and threw him into a brothers. we were binding sheaves in the say. come and let us now kill this dream which I have dreamed: him and throw him into some pit. YishmaÈÃlites for twenty pieces of silver. to kill him. your mother and 25 And they sat down to eat a meal. with the sheep. me. that they stripped see. 26 And YehuÅah said to his brothers. Throw him into this pit which is in rule over us?” So they hated him even the wilderness. and bring him back to his father. it to his brothers. “Please listen to 20 “Now.” YishmaÈÃlites. and myrrh. they hated him and were not able to speak 18 And they saw him from a distance. And the the young man was with the sons of Bilhah man asked him. And he made him a long robe. 13 And Yisra’Ãl said to YosÃph. father guarded the word. “Here I am. and balm. and let not our hand be upon 14 And he said to him.” And if it is well with your brothers and well his brothers listened. and sold him to the 15 And a certain man found him. seek?” And YosÃph brought an evil report of them 16 And he said. for he is our brother. and see. And he was wandering in the field. saying. “I am seeking my broth- to his father. and peaceably to him. our flesh. . but his GilÈaÅ with their camels.” So he sent him out of the Valley of so they pulled YosÃph up and lifted him ÀeÄron. going to take them 12 And his brothers went to feed their down to Mitsrayim. and bring back word to 28 And men. “Let us not take to my sheaf. and said. “See. this more. out of the pit. “Please go and see him. I send you to them. because he was the son of 17 And the man said. have dreamed? Shall we.” all his children. And I and your brothers. and said. before he came near them. him” – in order to rescue him out of their 9 And he dreamed still another dream hands. the long robe which stars bowed down to me. they plotted 5 And YosÃph dreamed a dream. “Shed no you indeed reign over us? Shall you indeed blood.’ ” So YosÃph went after his broth- father loved him more than all his brothers. when YosÃph had “See.’ midst of the field. “What do you and the sons of Zilpah.” So he said to 27 “Come and let us sell him to the him. “They have left here. So they hated him even 19 And they said to each other. 23 So it came to be. for I heard them say. coming from 11 And his brothers envied him. the sun and the moon and the eleven YosÃph of his robe. I have dreamed another dream. “What is this dream that you water in it.

“We have found this. saying. And he took her and went in to her. And 33 And he recognised it and said. and she conceived by him. your father-in-law is going up to his son many days. “It is my YehuÅah was comforted. And he tore spilled on the ground. and said. 9 And Onan knew that the offspring saying. 19 And she arose and went away. “Do 3 So she conceived and bore a son. 38 And at that time it came to be that YehuÅah left his brothers. Please look. YehuÅah’s wife.” friend Àirah the AÅullamite. dwelt in her father’s house. And it came to be. and went up to son’s robe.” And Tamar went and their father and said. sackcloth on his waist. “What do 2 And YehuÅah saw there a daughter of a you give me to come in to me?” certain KenaÈanite whose name was 17 And he said. and HWHY took his life. he and his him. 18 So he said. and she called his name Onan. died. YosÃph is torn. where am I took his life too. YosÃph was not in the pit. 7 But Âr. killed a ter-in-law.” 35 And all his sons and all his daughters 14 And she took off her widow’s gar- arose to comfort him. And she said. 34 And YaÈaqoÄ tore his garments. but he refused to be ments. the hand of his friend the AÅullamite. for she had covered her face. “Remain a widow in your male goat. “Where is the cult prostitute who . 30 And he returned to his brothers and 10 But what he did displeased HWHY. “Now let me go wrapped herself. and you give me a pledge until you send it?” he called his name Âr. YehuÅah’s first-born. “Your seal and your son. daughter-in-law. An evil beast has devoured his sheep-shearers at Timnah. Mitsrayim to Potiphar. and 16 And he turned aside to her by the way. goat from the flock. to 8 And YehuÅah said to Onan. was evil 20 And YehuÅah sent the young goat by in the eyes of HWHY. Timnah to shear his sheep. would not be his. that he see. cord and your staff that is in your hand. “What pledge should I give 4 And she conceived again and bore a you?” And she said. “Go in to receive his pledge from the woman’s hand. and dipped the robe in the father’s house until my son ShÃlah is blood. ing. and called his name ShÃlah. is it the robe of your son or 12 And after a long time the daughter of not?” Shuwa. and 6 And YehuÅah took a wife for Âr his removed her veil and put on the garments first-born.” 21 And he asked the men of that place. when 29 And Re’uÄÃn returned to the pit. and but he did not find her. And he her. an offspring to his brother. and went in to son. raise up an heir to your brother. and her name was Tamar. and sat at the entrance to down into the grave to my son in mourn. was at KeziÄ when she bore him. and 36 And the MiÅanites had sold him in she was not given to him as a wife. Ânayim which was on the way to Timnah. your brother’s wife and marry her. “Please let me come in to you. grown. and covered herself with a veil and comforted. “Lest he also die as 32 and sent the long robe and brought it to his brothers did. 41 BERÂSHITH 38 And they took YosÃph to Mitsrayim. “Let me send you a young Shuwa. lest he should give his garments. an officer of 15 And YehuÅah saw her. torn to pieces. and put 13 And it was reported to Tamar. and he went in to his brother’s wife. For she saw that ShÃlah was grown. and mourned for “See. “The boy is gone! And I. her for a whore.” For he said. and reckoned Pharaoh and captain of the guard. of her widowhood. and he said.” So his father wept for him. to go?” 11 Then YehuÅah said to Tamar his daugh- 31 So they took YosÃph’s robe.” 5 And she conceived yet again and bore a And he gave them to her.” And she said. so He said.” turned aside to a man. an AÅullamite for he did not know that she was his whose name was Àirah.

YishmaÈÃlites who had taken him down 14 that she called to the men of her house there. was called Perets. when she saw that officer of Pharaoh. 28 And it came to be. This breach be upon you!” So his name 11 And it came to be on a certain day. and none of the men of the house who had the scarlet thread on his hand. when YosÃph went into the house to do his 30 And afterward his brother came out work. his brother came out! And YosÃph day by day. when she was giving 9 “No one is greater in this house than I. And whom these belong. for I his house. I am pregnant. to be with her. 23 And YehuÅah said. “By the man to except for the bread which he ate.” And he 8 But he refused and said to his master’s never knew her again. from the time that he 24 And it came to be. saying. “Let her take them and served him. bought him from the outside. in this place.BERÂSHITH 38 42 was beside the way to Ânayim?” And they YosÃph. she has conceived by whoring. 12 that she caught him by his garment. 3 And his master saw that HWHY was with “I have not found her. “Lie with me. as she spoke to hand. that HWHY blessed the Mitsrite’s “Tamar your daughter-in-law has whored. said. saying. And on his hand. at the time for giving what is with me in the house. And Potiphar. “Look. and gave into his hand all that sent this young goat and you have not he had. And the blessing and see.” 5 And it came to be. “How did you break through? her. about three months appointed him over his house and all that after. her be burned!” 6 And he left in YosÃph’s hand all that he 25 When she was brought out. and he appointed him over for herself.” And YosÃph was handsome in form and appear- she said. “Please examine whose these are: ance. given into my hand all that he has. “This one came out how shall I do this great evil and sin m first. he has 2 And it came to be that HWHY was with brought in to us a HeÄrew to mock us. and he has birth. to lie with her. and he did not know what he had her father-in-law. because I YosÃph and said. captain of the guard. saying. birth. lest we become despised. saying. twins were in her womb. saying. house for YosÃph’s sake. an ment in her hand. that he did not listen to she said. and he became a prosperous man. she sent to had.” But he left his gar- 39 And YosÃph had been taken down to Mitsrayim. he had. “See. or commit offence against Him! . “She his master’s wife lifted up her eyes to has been more righteous than I. and fled and ran outside. that the one put out his hand. 13 And it came to be.” 7 And after these events it came to be that 26 And YehuÅah examined and said. found her. wife. the seal and the cord and the staff. as he drew back his 10 And it came to be. a he had left his garment in her hand and fled Mitsrite.” did not give her to ShÃlah my son. And the and he has not withheld whatever from me midwife took a scarlet thread and bound it but you. that see. “There was no cult prostitute in this and was in the house of his master the place. because you are his wife. 22 And he returned to YehuÅah and said. that see. And the men of the him and that HWHY made all he did to pros- place also said there was no cult prostitute per in his hand. his name was called ZeraÁ.” Mitsrite.” of HWHY was on all that he had in the house And YehuÅah said.” 4 So YosÃph found favour in his eyes. He m YosÃph loves Elohim so much that he refuses to sin – transgress against Him. that YehuÅah was informed. “Bring her out and let and in the field. my master does not know 27 And it came to be. and spoke to them. So was inside.” against Elohim?” 29 And it came to be. “Lie with me.

and whatever was done there Pharaoh’s hand. please. the place where YosÃph was a pris. in the dungeon. that he left his garment with sad today?” me and fled outside. Relate them to me.” sure burned. and said to him. dreamed a dream. and get me out of 2 And Pharaoh was wroth with his two this house. saying. 22 And the prison warden gave into the So I took the grapes and pressed them into hand of YosÃph all the prisoners who were Pharaoh’s cup. he was there in the prison. were with him in confinement of his mas- 18 so it came to be. 9 So the chief cupbearer related his 20 Then YosÃph’s master took him and put dream to YosÃph. “This is the 23 The prison warden did not look into interpretation of it: The three branches are any point that was under YosÃph’s hand. whom you brought to us came in to me. as I lifted my voice ter’s house. 12 And YosÃph said to him. “We each have 19 And it came to be. and there is no one to heard the words which his wife spoke to interpret it. within three days Pharaoh is he did. “Why do you look so and cried out. 11 “And Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand. and its clusters ed kindness to him. and you shall put Pharaoh’s 40 And after these events it came to be that the cupbearer and the baker cup in his hand according to the former ruling. and placed the cup in in the prison. and he served white baskets were on my head. his master came home. out with a loud voice. blossoms shot forth. and I cried some time. who were I lifted my voice and cried out. And whatever 13 “Yet. officers. And 10 and in the vine were three branches. saying. and please show kindness to me.” And YosÃph said to them. the chief cupbearer and the chief 15 “For truly I was stolen away from the baker. And Mitsrayim. 6 And YosÃph came in to them in the 17 And she spoke to him these same morning and looked at them and saw that words. pretation was good.” 8 And they said to him. a place where the my dream a vine was before me. “Do him. in him into the prison. favour in the eyes of the prison warden.” prison. them. because HWHY was with him. HWHY made it prosper. 43 BERÂSHITH 40 came in to me to lie with me. when you were his cupbearer. when he heard that the sovereign of Mitsrayim. “The HeÄrew servant they were sad. his garment with me. the sovereign of you.” that his displea. and it was as though it budded – its 21 But HWHY was with YosÃph and extend. 16 And the chief baker saw that the inter- oner. 4 And the captain of the guard put “I also was in my dream and saw three YosÃph in charge of them. and he said to YosÃph.” night and each man’s dream with its own 16 And she kept his garment with her until interpretation. land of the HeÄrews. So they were in confinement for 17 and in the uppermost basket all kinds of . that he left confined in the prison. mention me to Pharaoh. when his master dreamed a dream. sovereign’s prisoners were confined. of the sovereign of Mitsrayim sinned 14 “But remember me when it is well with against their master. each man’s dream in one outside. and He gave him brought forth ripe grapes. to 7 And he asked Pharaoh’s officers who mock me. And also I have done 3 So he put them in confinement in the naught that they should put me into the house of the captain of the guard. going to lift up your head and restore you to your place. “See. 5 Then the cupbearer and the baker of 15 “And it came to be. and fled and went both of them.” was his doing. saying. “Your servant did to me not interpretations belong to Elohim? according to these words. three days.

saying. “See. Pharaoh’s birth. and he sent and 22 “Also. preted according to his own dream. Then Pharaoh awoke. “This servants.BERÂSHITH 40 44 baked goods for Pharaoh. and he hanged him. and there is no one to interpret it. who could interpret them for Pharaoh. “I remember my crimes 24 “And the lean heads swallowed the . all the land of Mitsrayim. to 2 and saw seven cows coming up out of interpret it. no the seven plump and complete heads. I looked in my dream and saw called for all the magicians of Mitsrayim seven heads coming up on one stalk. Then one would have known that they had eaten Pharaoh awoke and saw it was a dream. amongst the reeds. And the birds shall eat according to the interpretation of his own your flesh from you. said of you that you understand a dream. in flesh. “I have 41 And it came to be. to them his dreams. and he interpreted of the chief cupbearer and of the chief our dreams for us.” 10 “When Pharaoh was wroth with his 18 And YosÃph answered and said. 20 And on the third day. 12 “And there was with us a HeÄrew day. And Pharaoh related plete and good. “It is not in me. and put me in confinement in the is the interpretation of it: The three baskets house of the captain of the guard. 21 and he restored the chief cupbearer to 13 “And it came to be. for they were as ugly as at the begin- 8 And it came to be in the morning that ning. He restored me to the cup in Pharaoh’s hand. but there was no one 23 then saw seven heads. as he interpreted his post of cupbearer again. and stood by the other cows on the my dream I stood on the bank of the river bank of the river. and they fed 16 And YosÃph answered Pharaoh. that Pharaoh had a dreamed a dream. 19 “Yet. lean. them. amongst the reeds. and he placed for us. plump and good. Now I myself have heard it dream. 19 then saw seven other cows coming up 5 And he slept and dreamed a second after them. at the end of two years’ time. but forgot him. as 14 Then Pharaoh sent and called YosÃph. them out of the basket on my head. com- and all its wise men.” after them out of the river. poor and very ugly and lean of time and saw seven heads of grain coming flesh. And he shaved and changed his remember YosÃph. and they fed up the seven fine looking and fat cows. the fat cows. within three days Pharaoh is 11 each one of us dreamed a dream in one going to lift off your head from you and night. and the birds ate this day. 15 And Pharaoh said to YosÃph. ate up the first seven. saying. 18 and saw seven cows coming up out of 4 And the ugly and lean of flesh cows ate the river. my office.” dream. scorched by the east wind. all his servants. And he lifted up the head And we related to him. fine looking and fat. fine looking and fat. coming up after them. coming up after 9 Then the chief cupbearer spoke to them. a servant of the captain of the guard. his spirit was moved. and they hurriedly brought him out of the 23 And the chief cupbearer did not dungeon. Then I awoke. let Elohim answer Pharaoh 3 then saw seven other cows coming up with peace. withered. it came to be that he made a feast for youth. such ugliness as I have never seen in up on one stalk. he and I. ugly and lean of 17 And Pharaoh said to YosÃph. Pharaoh. To each man he inter- baker among his servants. so it came to be. and the chief baker. and came to Pharaoh.” 22 but he hanged the chief baker. both me are three days. 6 and saw seven lean heads. YosÃph had interpreted to them.” the river. Each of us dreamed hang you on a tree. and saw him standing by the river. scorched by 20 “And the lean of flesh and ugly cows the east wind. 7 And the seven lean heads swallowed 21 “Yet when they had eaten them up. garments.

and let as the sand of the sea. He laid up in every city the food of 35 “And let them gather all the food of the fields which surrounded them. 25 And YosÃph said to Pharaoh. those good years that are coming. “Since magicians. ground brought forth generously. Elohim has at your mouth all my people shall kiss – shown Pharaoh what He is about to do: only in the throne I am greater than you. there is no explain it to me. and do not let the land be cut Pherah priest of On. 45 BERÂSHITH 41 seven good heads. off by the scarcity of food. And I spoke to the 39 Then Pharaoh said to YosÃph. And they cried out Pharaoh: Elohim has shown Pharaoh what before him. Pharaoh. for it is very severe. presence of Pharaoh. the daughter of Poti-Pherah in the land. and without a word from you let 30 but after them seven years of scarcity of no man lift his hand or foot in all the land food shall arise and all the plenty be for. and let him 48 And he gathered all the food of the appoint overseers over the land.” 27 “And the seven lean and ugly cows 42 And Pharaoh took his seal-ring off his which came up after them are seven years. “For Elohim has Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants. 41 And Pharaoh said to YosÃph. food which shall be in the land of whom Asenath. up grain under the hand of Pharaoh. he stood before Pharaoh sovereign of lished by Elohim. food. to take up seven years which were in the land of one-fifth of the land of Mitsrayim in the Mitsrayim. And he gave him as a 31 and the plenty shall not be remembered wife Asenath.” 51 And YosÃph called the name of the 37 And the word was good in the eyes of first-born Menashsheh. and went throughout 33 “And now. of Mitsrayim. “See. seven years of great plenty are 44 And Pharaoh said to YosÃph. made me forget all my toil and all my 38 And Pharaoh said to his servants. cities. and Elohim is hastening Mitsrayim. for it was without number. all the land of Mitsrayim. and set him over the 47 And in the seven years of plenty the land of Mitsrayim. him over all the land of Mitsrayim. and laid up the food in the seven years of plenty. 36 “And the food shall be for a store for 50 And to YosÃph were born two sons the land for the seven years of scarcity of before the years of scarcity of food came. because of the scarcity of food priest of On. “I am coming in all the land of Mitsrayim. And YosÃph went out over all following. rayim. “Bow the knee!” And he set He is about to do. cerning and wise man. counting. 43 And he had him ride in the second char- 28 “This is the word which I spoke to iot which he had. but there was no one who could Elohim has shown you all this. father’s house. and dream of Pharaoh is one.” gotten in the land of Mitsrayim. And he and the seven empty heads scorched by the dressed him in garments of fine linen and east wind are seven years of scarcity of put a gold chain around his neck. 32 “And the dream was repeated to 46 Now YosÃph was thirty years old when Pharaoh twice because the word is estab. and store 49 Thus YosÃph gathered very much grain. 34 “Let Pharaoh do this. the land of Mitsrayim. I and the seven good heads are seven years – have set you over all the land of Mits- it is one dream. you yourself. until he ceased them keep food in the cities. the daughter of Poti- Mitsrayim. 29 “See. hand and put it on YosÃph’s hand. And the 45 And Pharaoh called YosÃph’s name scarcity of food shall destroy the land.” one as discerning and wise as you. And YosÃph went out from the to do it. “The 40 “Be over my house. Zaphnath-PaÈnÃaÁ.” “Could we find another like him.” 26 “The seven good cows are seven years. bore to him. “For Elohim has caused me to . let Pharaoh look for a dis. a man in 52 And the name of the second he called whom is the Spirit of Elohim?” Ephrayim.

by the life other?” of Pharaoh. bring grain for the scarcity of brother Binyamin with his brothers. my master. and one is no all the storehouses and sold to the more. Pharaoh said to all the Mitsrites.” came and bowed down before him with 22 And Re’uÄÃn answered them. let one of your to buy grain in Mitsrayim. scarcity of food was in the land of 21 And they said to each other. 11 “We are all one man’s sons.” they did not recognise him. you do not leave this place ty of food was severe in all the earth. his blood is now required to them and spoke to them harshly.” “Do this and live. come to see the nakedness of the land. spoke to you.” hungered. and let us 18 Now YosÃph said to them the third day.” through an interpreter. ‘Do not 7 And YosÃph saw his brothers and sin against the boy. for the you do not die. live and not die. as YosÃph had said. while you are kept in prison. “Why do you look at each there is any truth in you. we are 55 But when all the land of Mitsrayim trustworthy.” Mitsrites. and grain among those who journeyed. 53 And the seven years of plenty which 9 And YosÃph remembered the dreams were in the land of Mitsrayim came to an which he had dreamed about them. their faces to the earth. and the people cried to Pharaoh 12 But he said to them. “It is as I severe in the land of Mitsrayim. 16 “Send one of you. the sons of one man in 56 And the scarcity of food was over all the land of KenaÈan. for we 6 And YosÃph was the governor over the saw the distress of his life when he pleaded land.BERÂSHITH 41 46 bear fruit in the land of my affliction. yet we did not listen. So let your words be proven to see whether said to his sons. brothers be confined to your prison house. “From the land of KenaÈan understood them. And see. saying. do whatever he says to 13 And they said. are guilty concerning our brother. “Lest some harm come to him. “See. 8 So YosÃph recognised his brothers. “You are spies! You have 54 and the seven years of scarcity of food come to see the nakedness of the land!” began to come.” And so they did. saying. the youngest the face of the earth. And 10 And they said to him. but in but your servants have come to buy food. and YosÃph opened is with our father today. he was the one who sold to all the with us. Go down to for three days. all the land of Mitsrayim there was bread. you are spies!” 2 And he said. and let him bring 42 And when YaÈaqoÄ saw that there was grain in Mitsrayim. I have heard that 17 And he put them all together in prison there is grain in Mitsrayim. for I fear Elohim: 3 And YosÃph’s ten brothers went down 19 “If you are trustworthy.’ and you would not recognised them. and let your words be confirmed. but he acted as a stranger listen? And see. said. “Did I not speak to you. and of us. that place and buy for us there. “Truly.” said to them. “No. saying. because the scarci. “Where do you come from?” 23 And they did not know that YosÃph And they said. your servants are not spies. or else. for he food of your houses. unless your youngest brother comes here. YaÈaqoÄ your brother. 4 But YaÈaqoÄ did not send YosÃph’s and you. And the scarcity of food was 14 And YosÃph said to them. “Your servants are you. go.” 20 “And bring your youngest brother to 5 And the sons of Yisra’Ãl went to buy me. the scarcity of food was in all lands. but you have for bread. “No.” twelve brothers. life of Pharaoh. and end. for he spoke to them to buy food. that is why people of the land. but 24 And he turned himself away from them . And YosÃph’s brothers this distress has come upon us. said to them. ‘You are spies!’ 57 And all the earth came to YosÃph in 15 “By this you shall be proven: By the Mitsrayim to buy grain.” “Go to YosÃph. we KenaÈan.

’ ” father. “You have bereaved me – YosÃph is no 10 “For if we had not delayed. ‘By this I know that you are about us and our relatives. then let me bear the blame for- 36 And YaÈaqoÄ their father said to them. saying. sons of our with you. left alone. 47 BERÂSHITH 43 and wept. and let us arise and land. and ShimÈon is no more. land. to these words. but came back to them and 37 So Re’uÄÃn spoke to his father.’ ” 30 “The man. afraid.” me. and the youngest is 6 And Yisra’Ãl said. “Why did you do today with our father in the land of evil to me to inform the man that you still KenaÈan. bring him back to you. for there it was in the mouth of his sack! 28 And he said to his brothers. One is no more. and there it is. both we and you 35 And it came to be as they emptied their and also our little ones. before you. 5 “But if you do not let him go. and live and not die. “My silver 43 But the scarcity of food was severe in the land. ‘Bring your brother me. 2 And it came to be. also to put you. “What is this “Go back. ‘We are trustwor. they do not bring him back to you and set him were afraid. spoke to them. How could we know that 34 ‘And bring your youngest brother to he would say. er?’ And we informed him according ty of food of your households. and to 38 But he said.” give his donkey fodder at the lodging place. go down.’ had another brother?” 33 “And the man. for his brother is dead. and you move about in the “Send the boy with me.’ ” go. and go. we to us harshly. ‘Is your trustworthy: Leave one of your brothers father still alive? Have you another broth- here with me. 29 So they came to YaÈaqoÄ their father in “The man vehemently warned us. when they had eaten has been returned. “The man kept asking said to us. brother to you. the master of the land. If any harm should come to him 26 So they loaded their donkeys with the along the way in which you go. because the man said to us. but down’?” that you are trustworthy – I give your 8 And YehuÅah said to Yisra’Ãl his father. saying. that look. Put him in my 25 And YosÃph commanded and they hands. brother is with you. and he is was done for them. truly by more. and you now we could have returned this second would take Binyamin! All this is against time. the land of KenaÈan and reported to him all ‘You do not see my face unless your that befell them. in my up the grain which they had brought from sack!” And their hearts sank and they were Mitsrayim. saying. ‘You thy. “My son is not going down give them food for the journey. And he took ShimÈon from “Take the lives of my two sons if I do not them and bound him before their eyes. the bundle of each man’s 9 “I myself shall stand guaranty for him – silver was in his sack! And when they and from my hand you are to require him. would bring down my grey hair with 27 And as one of them opened his sack to sorrow to the grave. do not see my face unless your brother is 32 ‘We are twelve brothers. we do not 31 “But we said to him. And thus it with you. then I know that you are not spies. and I myself bring him back to filled their sacks with grain. we are not spies. saying to each other. spoke 4 “If you let our brother go with us. sacks.” 11 And their father Yisra’Ãl said to them.” back every man’s silver to his sack. buy us a little food. that their father said to them. then you grain and went from there. and took us for spies of the go down and buy you food.” that Elohim has done to us?” 3 But YehuÅah spoke to him. he saw his silver. . If I their father saw the bundles of silver. saying. the master of the land. saying. and take food for the scarci. ever. 7 And they said.

“Fill the men’s be afraid. for the 19 So they came near to the man over the Mitsrites could not eat food with the house of YosÃph. and arise. for that is an abomination to the door of the house. “O my master. and the Mitsrites slaves. “Serve was put back into our sacks the first time. 13 “And take your brother. and he looked for a place to weep. “Is your father well. Your Elohim and the Elohim of sacks with food. he is still alive. 29 And he lifted his eyes and saw his and said to the one over his house. were brought into YosÃph’s house. the food. and they took double the 28 And they said. I am bereaved!” and said. to throw himself 32 And they set him a place by himself. “Your servant our father amount of silver in their hand. and the lodging place. and almonds. “Bring brother Binyamin. for his emotions the man brought the men into YosÃph’s were deeply moved towards his brother. my son. our donkeys too. “Is this your younger brother of and prepare. donkeys fodder. and spoke to him at the HeÄrews. and the men home. that they were to eat there. “It is because of the silver. do not 44 And he commanded the one over his house. said. spices and myrrh. and saw each man’s silver in the mouth of 34 And he took portions to them from his sack. if I am bereaved. they washed their feet.BERÂSHITH 43 48 “If so. It YosÃph’s coming at noon. into the house. your father has given you treasure in your and put each man’s silver in the mouth of . a little balm and 24 And the man brought the men into a little honey. the old man 15 And the men took that present and of whom you spoke? Is he still alive?” Binyamin. so that he shall before him to the earth.” who ate with him by themselves. And I. And we before him. and make a great slaughter. they back to the man. 27 And he asked them about their welfare. they said. And he gave their 12 “And take double silver in your hand. we indeed 33 And they sat before him.” that we are brought in. obeisance. and 18 And the men were afraid because they went into his room and wept there. and bowed down sion before the man. to take us as and them by themselves. and take back in your hand the silver that 25 And they made the present ready for was returned in the mouth of your sacks. the first-born came down the first time to buy food. that we opened our sacks men looked at each other in astonishment. silver in our hands to buy food. our silver in its weight. We do not know who put our silver in our sacks.” “Elohim show favour to you. when we came to the youngest according to his youth. release your other brother and Binyamin.” 23 But he said. for these men are to eat with whom you spoke to me?” And he said. And 22 “And we have brought down other they feasted and they drank with him. and arose is in good health.” And and went down to Mitsrayim. brought him the present which was in their 14 “And Âl Shaddai give to you compas. and stood they bowed their heads down and did before YosÃph. 20 and said. and 30 And YosÃph hurried. for they heard could have been a mistake. nuts and YosÃph’s house and gave them water. go 26 And when YosÃph came home. but Binyamin’s portion was have brought it back in our hand. Mitsrites. upon us and fall upon us. according to his birthright and the 21 but it came to be. “Peace be with you. hand. house. which and controlled himself. 16 And YosÃph saw Binyamin with them. then do this: Take some of the best sacks – your silver had come to me!” And fruit of the land in your vessels and bring a he brought ShimÈon out to them. his mother’s son. me at noon. five times as much as any of theirs. present down for the man. and said. as they are able to bear. And 31 Then he washed his face and came out. saying.” 17 And the man did as YosÃph said.

29 ‘And if you take this one from me too. “Far be it from me to do the men were sent away. for if he leaves should we steal silver or gold from your his father. you shall bring is this you have done? Did you not know down my grey hair with evil to the grave. with the oldest first to see the man’s face unless our youngest and with the youngest last. “What deed and harm comes to him.’ my master’s slaves as well. and each us.” And he did according are my master’s slaves. in the we clear ourselves? Elohim has found out mouth of the sack of the youngest. See.’ master’s house? 23 “But you said to your servants. and I 14 And YehuÅah and his brothers came to said. 28 and the one went out from me. ‘The boy is in the mouth of our sacks. and let me set my eyes on 8 “See. if I come to your servant my 16 And YehuÅah said. the city. ‘We are not able to go his sack to the ground. said. and the cup was brother is with us. both we and he to the word of YosÃph which he spoke. that we told him ing to your words: he with whom it is the words of my master. and master say these words? Far be it from us his father loves him. and ‘Why have you repaid evil for good? do not let your displeasure burn against 5 ‘Is this not the one from which my your servant. he becomes my slave. “O my master. divines? You have done evil in what you ‘Have you a father or a brother?’ have done. 27 “Then your servant my father said to 13 And they tore their garments. If our youngest brother is with us. saying. an old man.” 3 As soon as the morning was light. 49 BERÂSHITH 44 his sack. ‘We have a 6 So he overtook them and spoke these father. “What do we say to father and the boy is not with us – since his . to your servant my father. say to them. my master? What do we speak? Or how do 2 “And put my cup. The man in whose hand the cup was donkeys. ‘Go back and buy innocent. “Why does my alone is left of his mother’s children.’ that your servants should do according to 21 “And you said to your servants.’ that a man like me indeed divines?” 30 “And now. “Rise up. go 4 And when they had gone out of the city. And I have not seen him since. we brought back to you from the him.” 24 “And it came to be. you do not see my face again.’ ” 20 “And we said to my master. sack. 15 And YosÃph said to them.” not having gone far. found becomes my slave. he is torn. And you. the silver cup. each man let down 26 “But we said. torn to pieces!” YosÃph’s house. and he 7 And they said to him. YosÃph said to the one 18 And YehuÅah came near to him and over his house. and you are 25 “And our father said. they and their this. and his brother is dead. master drinks. for we are not able 12 And he searched. And they fell before him on the ground.’ land of KenaÈan the silver which we found 22 “And we said to my master. his father shall die. speak a word in my master’s hearing. then we shall go down. up in peace to your father. and he was still there. when we went up 10 And he said. 17 But he said. and with which he indeed 19 “My master asked his servants. “Now also let it be accord. and the the crookedness of your servants. old age. ‘Unless 9 “With whomever of your servants it is your youngest brother comes down with found – he shall die and we shall become you. him down to me. found. follow the men.’ found in Binyamin’s sack. also with whom the cup was found. How then not able to leave his father. and each opened his down.” us a little food. ‘Bring this word. we silver for his grain. for you are like Pharaoh.’ 11 And they hurried. and a young child of his words to them. “Truly. please let your servant and when you overtake them. ‘You know that my wife bore me two man loaded his donkey and went back to sons.

for the best of all the land of 8 “So then. and go.’ 11 “And I shall provide for you there. do not your servants shall bring down the grey delay. ‘Do this: Load your beasts brother. do not be grieved nor 18 and take your father and your house- displeased with yourselves because you holds and come to me. has been in the land. he said. saying. to each man. your children’s children. please let your servant you and your household. because five years master. And you shall bring your father. So Mitsrayim. 5 “And now. whom you sold into Mitsrayim. them food for the journey. according to and a ruler throughout all the land of the command of Pharaoh. then I shall be a sinner have. 15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept 2 And he wept aloud. and he gave Mitsrayim. . before my father forever. is my father still alive?” But his house of Pharaoh. 6 “For two years now the scarcity of food 19 ‘And you. wives. enter the land of KenaÈan. would come upon my father?” 13 “And you shall inform my father of all my esteem in Mitsrayim. the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of his 4 Then YosÃph said to his brothers.” And it was good in they trembled before him.’ ” but Elohim. and I give you the sold me here. that he shall die. 20 ‘And do not be concerned about your and to give life to you by a great escape.” by him. come to poverty. and 7 “And Elohim sent me before you to come. you and your 32 “For your servant went guaranty for the children. Come down to me. And you shall hurry and bring my father down here. and there are still five do this: Take wagons out of the land of years in which there is neither ploughing Mitsrayim for your little ones and your nor harvesting. and be near to me. “Say to came near. 31 then it shall be. lest I see the evil that mouth that speaks to you. and after that his brothers spoke and the house of Pharaoh heard it. “Have everyone 14 And he fell on his brother Binyamin’s go out from me!” So no one stood with neck and wept. and you eat you to preserve life. and he called out.” ’ brothers. 3 And YosÃph said to his brothers. lest 33 “And now. and let the boy go up with his of scarcity of food are still to come. and master of all his house. you did not send me here. saying.” And when they 17 And Pharaoh said to YosÃph. 9 “Hurry and go up to my father. when he sees that the “Elohim has made me master of all boy is not with us. Goshen. the fat of the land. YosÃph gave them wagons. and Binyamin wept on his him while YosÃph made himself known to neck. “The brothers of brothers were unable to answer him. for YosÃph have come. And to Pharaoh. his brothers. “I am YosÃph your your brothers. and of all that 45 And YosÃph was unable to restrain himself before all those who stood you have seen. and say 22 He gave to all of them. And He has set me for a father 21 And the sons of Yisra’Ãl did so. preserve for you a remnant in the earth. hair of your servant our father with evil to 10 “And you shall dwell in the land of the grave. you have been commanded. Mitsrayim is yours. “Please come near to me. and the Mitsrites over them. ‘Thus says your son YosÃph. 12 “And look. and all that you remain instead of the boy as a slave to my have. your eyes and the eyes of 34 “For how do I go up to my father if the my brother Binyamin see that it is my boy is not with me. ‘If I do not bring flocks and your herds. with him. “I am 16 And the report of it was heard by the YosÃph. for Elohim sent me before best of the land of Mitsrayim. your boy to my father.BERÂSHITH 44 50 own life is bound up in his life – to him. and all that you him back to you. servants. goods.

and bread. 19 The sons of RaÁÃl. and ZeraÁ – land of Mitsrayim. seed he brought with him to Mitsrayim. Muppim and Àuppim. YaÈaqoÄ and all his seed with him. 23 And the son of Dan: Àushim. the daughter of Poti- 5 And YaÈaqoÄ rose up from Be’ÃrsheÄa. And he said to them. with before I die. YaÈaqoÄ’s wife: 4 “I Myself am going down with you to YosÃph and Binyamin. and said. words which YosÃph had spoken to them. Âlon. And let YosÃph put his were born Menashsheh and Ephrayim. GÃra and NaÈaman. . their sister. 6 And they took their livestock and their 22 These were the sons of RaÁÃl who were property which they had acquired in the born to YaÈaqoÄ: fourteen beings in all. and their little ones. and 2 And Elohim spoke to Yisra’Ãl in the Yishwah. and food for his YaÈaqoÄ’s first-born. whom YosÃph is still alive. and 16 And the sons of GaÅ: Tsiphyon and Àaggi. whom your father. Âri and AroÅi. father YitsÁaq. YaÈaqoÄ their father. and YaÁle’Ãl. And to Mitsrayim. 51 BERÂSHITH 46 changes of garments. 13 And the sons of Yissas¿ar: Tola. and BeriÈah. for he did not believe them. 3 And He said.” whom Asenath. and visions of the night. and came into Mitsrayim.” his daughter Dinah. and Ya¿in. and came to the land of KenaÈan to 11 And the sons of LÃwi: GÃreshon. Do not be afraid to go down LaÄan gave to LÃ’ah his daughter.” And YaÈaqoÄ’s heart but Âr and Onan died in the land of ceased. 9 And the sons of Re’uÄÃn: Àano¿. SeraÁ. Pherah priest of On. and ShÃlah. and Yishwi. their wives. and along the way. son of a KenaÈanite woman. and and when he saw the wagons which PuwÈah. were thirty-three. 46 And Yisra’Ãl set out with all that he had. 24 And the sons of Naphtali: YaÁtse’Ãl. All the beings. left. Elohim of 18 These were the sons of Zilpah. brought offerings to the Elohim of his and ArÃli. And the sons of BeriÈah: YaÈaqoÄ!” And he said. and OhaÅ. and Merari. and Perets. saying. and Sha’ul. and had sent to transport him. and TsoÁar. Shuni and Etsbon. and AshbÃl. in the wagons which Pharaoh ÂÁi and Rosh. the spirit 14 And the sons of ZeÄulun: SereÅ. KenaÈan. 28 And Yisra’Ãl said. Ard. and all his five changes of garments. “Do not quarrel 10 And the sons of ShimÈon: Yemu’Ãl. “Enough! My son 15 These were the sons of LÃ’ah. and Shimron. bore to him. “Here I am. and came to Be’ÃrsheÄa. “YaÈaqoÄ. “YosÃph is 12 And the sons of YehuÅah: Âr. and Be¿er. 23 And he sent to his father this: ten 8 And these were the names of the donkeys loaded with the best of children of Yisra’Ãl. Let me go and see him she bore to YaÈaqoÄ in Paddan Aram. and Àetsron. hand on your eyes.” Yamin.” ÀeÄer and Malki’Ãl. YaÈaqoÄ and his sons. “I am the Âl. and Karmi. and YoÄ. And the sons of Perets were 27 But when they spoke to him all the Àetsron and Àamul. and 24 So he sent his brothers away. Mitsrayim and I Myself shall certainly 20 And to YosÃph in the land of Mitsrayim bring you up again. land of KenaÈan. for I shall make you there these she bore to YaÈaqoÄ: sixteen beings. 17 And the sons of AshÃr: Yimnah. Qehath. father for the journey. 25 And they went up out of Mitsrayim. YosÃph had sent to transport him. his daugh- gave three hundred pieces of silver and ters and his sons’ daughters. his sons and his daughters. and they Pallu. Mitsrayim. 26 And they told him. into a great nation. and of YaÈaqoÄ their father revived. and ten female donkeys loaded who came into Mitsrayim: Re’uÄÃn was with grain. but to Binyamin he 7 His sons and his sons’ sons. And the sons of Yisra’Ãl brought their 21 And the sons of Binyamin: Belah. and still alive. and father YaÈaqoÄ. and he is governor over all the Onan.

have and they have not reached the days of the come to me. And YosÃph brought . of the land. saying. And if you know of capable men went up to Goshen to meet his father among them. ‘What is your occupation?’ land of Mitsrayim. And 30 And Yisra’Ãl said to YosÃph. And they came to the land of Settle your father and brothers in the best Goshen. which they bought. ‘My one hundred and thirty years. And see.” ones. as Pharaoh had been men of livestock from our youth even commanded. 25 These were the sons of Bilhah. “We have to Mitsrayim. for the six beings in all.” have been men of livestock. and that you dwell in the land of Goshen. then make them chief herds- Yisra’Ãl. “Now let YaÈaqoÄ blessed Pharaoh. and all went out from before Pharaoh. 34 that you shall say. “My father and because the scarcity of food was very severe. and gave them a possession in the you and says. me die.’ so 12 And YosÃph provided his father. Few and evil brothers and those of my father’s house. since I have seen your face. Goshen. “I am going up to days of the years of my sojournings are inform Pharaoh. please let your servants to him in Mitsrayim were two beings. that 8 And Pharaoh said to YaÈaqoÄ. were sixty. “Your father and your brothers have come 28 And he sent YehuÅah before him to to you. 3 And Pharaoh said to his brothers. All dwell in the land of Goshen. have come from from the scarcity of food. who were in the land of KenaÈan. bore these to YaÈaqoÄ: seven beings in all. And now. “How you are still alive. and she to Pharaoh. ‘Your servants have in the land of RaÈmeses. the land of KenaÈan. and fell men over my livestock.” 26 All the beings who went with YaÈaqoÄ 4 And they said to Pharaoh.’ 11 So YosÃph settled his father and his 33 “And it shall be. their flocks and their herds the land of KenaÈan became exhausted and all that they possess. have been the days of the years of my life. and all his father’s house- every shepherd is an abomination to the hold with bread for the mouth of the little Mitsrites. because there is besides YaÈaqoÄ’s sons’ wives. 13 Now there was no bread in all the land. whom “What is your occupation?” And they said LaÄan gave to RaÁÃl his daughter. “The his father’s household. for the grain brothers and presented them to Pharaoh. 47 Then YosÃph went and spoke to Pharaoh.” on his neck and wept on his neck a long 7 And YosÃph brought in his father time.” that was found in the land of Mitsrayim 2 And he took five men from among his and in the land of KenaÈan. and they have 10 And YaÈaqoÄ blessed Pharaoh. that they of their sojournings. went to Mitsrayim were seventy. they are in 14 And YosÃph gathered up all the silver the land of Goshen.” the beings of the house of YaÈaqoÄ who 5 And Pharaoh spoke to YosÃph. both we and also our fathers. and said. and YÃtser. let them dwell in the land of 29 And YosÃph made ready his chariot and Goshen. till now. both we and also our fathers. and brought their flocks and their herds. in the best of the land. come to dwell in the land. that they have. YaÈaqoÄ and set him before Pharaoh. who came from his body. for his brothers. “Your servants are shepherds. when Pharaoh calls brothers. and the land of Mitsrayim and all my brothers. to point out before him the way to 6 “The land of Mitsrayim is before you. and ShillÃm.” old are you?” 31 And YosÃph said to his brothers and to 9 And YaÈaqoÄ said to Pharaoh. scarcity of food is severe in the land of 27 And the sons of YosÃph who were born KenaÈan. no pasture for your servant’s flocks.BERÂSHITH 46 52 and Guni. And he appeared to him. YosÃph. years of the life of my fathers in the days 32 ‘And the men are shepherds. and say to him.

he moved them his two sons. 17 So they brought their livestock to 27 And Yisra’Ãl dwelt in the land of YosÃph. “You have saved our land of Mitsrayim and in the land of lives.” 15 And when the silver was all spent in the 25 And they said.’ 24 “And it shall be that in the harvest you 5 “And now. of YaÈaqoÄ’s life was one hundred and 18 And when that year had ended. “Swear to me. in the land of Goshen. from one end of the borders 2 And YaÈaqoÄ was told. Let us find favour in the eyes of my KenaÈan. “Look. and this land to your seed after you as an ever- you shall sow the land.” And he said. for why should servants. and for the donkeys. And four. and for the herds they owned. 48 And after these events it came to be that it was said to YosÃph. are mine – as Re’uÄÃn and . into the cities. 29 And the time for Yisra’Ãl to die drew “We do not hide from my master that our near. Thus he fed them 28 And YaÈaqoÄ lived in the land of with bread in exchange for all their live. that Pharaoh 16 And YosÃph said. So the length stock that year. and they ate their Shaddai appeared to me at Luz in the land portions which Pharaoh gave them. and let the land not lie 31 And he said. and Menashsheh. Therefore they did not sell their ground. for the priests had portions allot. because the scarcity of food was severe upon them. And the land came to be Pharaoh’s. “Give your livestock.” And he waste. all the Mitsrites came to YosÃph master. your son of Mitsrayim to the other end. YosÃph is coming to you. And give us seed. and for the flocks they had possessions there and bore fruit they owned. bear fruit and shall increase you and make I have bought you and your land today for of you an assembly of peoples. Menashsheh and Ephrayim. And exchange for the horses. 53 BERÂSHITH 48 the silver into Pharaoh’s house. “See. “See. and let us and our land be ser. “Give us bread. came to him the next year and said to him.” become Pharaoh’s. and we shall become Pharaoh’s and said. as seed for the field and the land of Mitsrayim before I came to you for your food. “Âl ted to them by Pharaoh. and show kindness and truth to me. of KenaÈan and blessed me. for those of your households in Mitsrayim. your father is sick. Look. “I vants of Pharaoh. and my master also has to him. Ephrayim shall give one-fifth to Pharaoh. here is seed for you. not buy. they forty-seven years. which did not the silver is gone. There has not any your eyes. if ground of the priests only. Mitsrayim seventeen years. because every man of the Mitsrites sold his field.” us live and not die. ‘See. and as food for your little ones. I am making you 23 And YosÃph said to the people. and increased exceedingly. 19 “Why should we die before your eyes. please put your hand under my been left before my master but our bodies thigh. and you both we and our land? Buy us and our land shall take me up out of Mitsrayim and bury for bread. and let do as you have said. “Now if I have found favour in the livestock we owned.” And he took with him 21 And as for the people. and our lands. Please do not bury me in Mitsrayim. 3 And YaÈaqoÄ said to YosÃph.” And Yisra’Ãl 22 Only the ground of the priests he did strengthened himself and sat up on the bed. and he called his son YosÃph and said silver is all spent. and give Pharaoh. and Yisra’Ãl bowed himself 20 And YosÃph bought the entire land of on the head of the bed. 4 and said to me. me in their burial place. except for the and I give you bread for your livestock.” we die in your presence? For the silver is 26 And YosÃph made it a law over the land gone!” of Mitsrayim to this day. 30 but I shall lie with my fathers. should have one-fifth.” swore to him. and YosÃph gave them bread in Mitsrayim. who were born to you in fifths is your own. lasting possession. Mitsrayim for Pharaoh. your two sons.

for this one is the first-born. from all evil – bless the youths! And let my let my esteem not be united to their name be called upon them. his little distance to go to Ephrath. “Who are these?” ing. your right hand on his head. “Gather together. you sons of toward Yisra’Ãl’s right hand. “See. them to me. who was the the excellency of exaltation and the excel- younger.BERÂSHITH 48 54 ShimÈon. because they slew a man in of my fathers AÄraham and YitsÁaq. saying. head of Ephrayim to the head of Menash- 6 “Your offspring whom you shall bring sheh. consciously directing his hands. 9 And YosÃph said to his father. head. And yet. Menashsheh was the first-born. “I had not above your brothers. 22 “And I. and 20 And he blessed them on that day. the Elohim who has 5 “ShimÈon and LÃwi are brothers.” 8 And Yisra’Ãl saw YosÃph’s sons. He also becomes a KenaÈan on the way. their fed me all my life long to this day. But see. and said. and embraced them. my son. weapons are implements of violence.” 21 And Yisra’Ãl said to YosÃph. when there was but a people. and Menashsheh with his left hand 2 “Gather together and hear. Elohim hand of the Amorite with my sword and has also shown me your seed!” with my bow.” 12 So YosÃph brought them from between his knees. so that I 13 And YosÃph took them both. they are mine. which I took from the thought to see your face. midst of the earth.” And he said. 49 And YaÈaqoÄ called his sons and said. your brothers praise . And he and bring you back to the land of your drew them near him. say- said. and let me bless them. and he took hold Yisra’Ãl. them near him. seed is to become the completeness of the that is BÃyth LeÁem. put inheritance. whom Elohim has given me Menashsheh!’ ” Thus he put Ephrayim in this place. And their displeasure. “In you Yisra’Ãl shall bless. you are my first-born. but Elohim shall be with you age. Ephrayim declare to you what is to befall you in the with his right hand toward Yisra’Ãl’s left last days: hand. And I younger brother is greater than he. and his left hand on Menashsheh’s lency of power. and the name assembly. and let them be 18 And YosÃph said to his father. 3 “Re’uÄÃn. “They ‘Elohim make you as Ephrayim and as are my sons. and laid it on Ephrayim’s head. I have given to you one portion 11 And Yisra’Ãl said to YosÃph. “Not so.” 7 “And I. and he also is great. and he kissed them fathers. and listen to Yisra’Ãl your father. for 4 “Boiling like water. and they lamed an ox in let them increase to a multitude in the pleasure. of his father’s hand to remove it from the 8 “You. divide them in YaÈaqoÄ and scatter them in it was evil in his eyes. because you went up to your father’s bed. when I came from Paddan. and he was unable to see. 19 But his father refused and said. you do not excel. forth after them are yours. called by the name of their brothers in their my father. and his buried her there on the way to Ephrath. 15 And he blessed YosÃph.” 7 “Cursed be their displeasure for it is 17 And when YosÃph saw that his father fierce. “Please bring before Menashsheh. 16 the Messenger who has redeemed me 6 “Let my being not enter their council.” nations. “The then you defiled it – he went up to my Elohim before whom my fathers AÄraham couch. and YitsÁaq walked. I 10 And the eyes of Yisra’Ãl were dim with am dying. YehuÅah. I know. and he bowed down with his face to the earth. “I RaÁÃl died beside me in the land of know. and their wrath for it is cruel! I laid his right hand on the head of Ephrayim. my 14 And Yisra’Ãl stretched out his right hand power and the beginning of my strength. and brought YaÈaqoÄ.

and the cave which HWHY! is in it. And like a of the breasts and of the womb. and wept over him. nor a Lawgiver n from between to the limit of the everlasting hills. 24 “But his bow remained in strength. and this is what their father spoke 13 “ZeÄulun dwells at the seashore. possession for a burial site. and his 28 All these are the twelve tribes of teeth whiter than milk. he blessed for a haven for ships. divides the spoil. 50 And YosÃph fell on his father’s face. there they buried YitsÁaq and that its rider falls backward. he crouched like a lion. and to Him is are on the head of YosÃph. and 3 And forty days were completed for the arms of his hands were made strong by him. Stone. lion. bless- you have gone up. down between two burdens. he is to them. in the washed his garments in wine. a raiding band raids him. which AÄraham bought 16 “Dan rightly rules his people as one of with the field of Ephron the Àittite as a the tribes of Yisra’Ãl. and at night he in the blood of grapes. 21 “Naphtali is a deer let loose. and was gathered to delicacies of a sovereign. his people. and said to 14 “Yissas¿ar is a strong donkey lying them. who does rouse him? 26 “The blessings of your father have 10 “The sceptre shall not turn aside from excelled the blessings of my ancestors. up YehuÅah. and he gives and breathed his last. bury me with my fathers in the cave that is 15 and he saw that a resting place was in the field of Ephron the Àittite. and ed from his brothers. his sons. but he 33 And when YaÈaqoÄ ended commanding raids its heel. 29 And he commanded them. by a fountain.” 12 “His eyes are darker than wine. your hand is on the neck of your Yisra’Ãl – enemies. crown of the head of him who was separat- 11 “Binding his donkey to the vine. O 32 the field purchased. Sceptre. and ing tree.” 19 “GaÅ. n In the five Books of Mosheh we find six titles for Messiah: Shiloh. and a seventh one: Lawgiver. you. and there I buried LÃ’ah – 18 “I have waited for your deliverance. They his feet. and his border is unto each one according to his own blessing. which is before Mamrà in the and became a subject to slave labour. Yisra’Ãl. his donkey’s colt to the choice vine. 2 And YosÃph commanded his servants 23 “And the archers have bitterly grieved the physicians to embalm his father. Star. . his branches run over a wall. and that the land was pleasant. my son! He bowed ings of the deep that lies beneath. 22 “YosÃph is an offshoot of a fruit-bear. and on the the obedience of peoples. your father’s children bow down 25 from the Âl of your father who helps before you. physicians embalmed Yisra’Ãl. he gives words of elegance. TsiÅon. And the Mitsrites wept for from there is the Shepherd. 17 “Dan is a serpent by the way. and 30 in the cave that is in the field of he inclined his shoulder to bear a burden. an offshoot of a fruit-bearing tree kissed him. shot at him and hated him. that bites the horse’s heels so his wife. RiÄqah his wife. And he blessed them. he drew his feet up into the bed 20 “Bread from AshÃr is rich. Ma¿pÃlah. for so are completed the days of the hands of the Mighty One of YaÈaqoÄ – embalming. from the sons of ÀÃth. the Stone of him seventy days. Seed. and his robes morning he eats prey. So the him. Shepherd. and by the Almighty who blesses you 9 “YehuÅah is a lion’s cub. 55 BERÂSHITH 50 you. good. blessings down. from the prey with blessings of the heavens above. land of KenaÈan. until Shiloh comes. he 27 “Binyamin is a wolf that tears. an adder 31 There they buried AÄraham and Sarah by the path. “I am to be gathered to my people.

KenaÈan. I provide for AtaÅ. 24 And YosÃph said to his brothers. saying.” brothers. and he was placed in a coffin in bury his father. please forgive the your father. my bones from here. do not fear.’ ” of your brothers and their sin. YosÃph spoke to the household their father was dead.” Ma¿ir. one hundred and ten years.” So he comforted they lamented there with a great and very them and spoke kindly to them. to YitsÁaq. and his father’s house. bury me in my grave saying. KenaÈan. Mitsrayim. saw the mourning at the 23 And YosÃph saw Ephrayim’s children threshing-floor of AtaÅ. “Elohim shall Ephron the Àittite as property for a burial certainly visit you. you intended evil against 9 And there went up with him both me.” field of Ma¿pÃlah. saying. “Do not fear. Pharaoh. 5 ‘My father made me swear. “What if of Pharaoh. they said. “Before your father died he commanded.” And now. his father’s household. saying. saying. were also That is why its name was called AÄÃl brought up on YosÃph’s knees. and buried him in the cave of the and to YaÈaqoÄ. And YosÃph lived 11 And when the inhabitants of the land. but Elohim shall certainly visit you manded them. heavy lamentation. he and days of mourning for his father. 10 And they came to the threshing-floor of 21 “And now. before MamrÃ. being one hundred YosÃph returned to Mitsrayim. the elders of his house. “See. . and all the 18 And his brothers also went and fell elders of the land of Mitsrayim. of your father. And he observed seven 22 And YosÃph dwelt in Mitsrayim. but Elohim intended it for good. which is beyond the YardÃn. I have found YosÃph hates us. “This is to the third generation. which is beyond the YardÃn. he and his and ten years old. which 25 And YosÃph made the children of AÄraham bought with the field from Yisra’Ãl swear.” transgression of the servants of the Elohim 7 And YosÃph went up to bury his father. little ones. 20 “And you. Mitsrayim. to keep a great company. dying. which I dug for myself in the land of 17 ‘This is what you are to say to YosÃph.” ’ And now. now. they said. Only their 19 And YosÃph said to them. for they did 6 And Pharaoh said. 16 And they sent word to YosÃph.” 14 And after he had buried his father. down before his face. and their flocks. great many people alive. and return. The children of a grievous mourning for the Mitsrites. “Go up and bury evil to you. and his we are your servants. please let me go up “I beg you. please speak in the evil which we did to him?” hearing of Pharaoh.BERÂSHITH 50 56 4 And when the days of weeping for him 15 And when YosÃph’s brothers saw that were past. and bring you out of this land to the land of 13 for his sons brought him to the land of which He swore to AÄraham. the KenaÈanites. “I am 12 And his sons did to him as he had com. as he made you swear. I am dying. please forgive the transgression and bury my father. and it was a very order to do it as it is this day. and you and your little ones. and you shall bring up site. “If. and they said. and their herds for am I in the place of Elohim? they left in the land of Goshen. and pays us back all the favour in your eyes. saying.” And YosÃph wept when And with him went up all the servants of they spoke to him. 26 And YosÃph died. And they embalmed brothers and all who went up with him to him. “See. in chariots and horsemen. son of Menashsheh. 8 and all the house of YosÃph.

that He provided lest they increase. longer. the and the people increased and became very people of the children of Yisra’Ãl are more numerous. but if it is a daughter. who did not know YosÃph. 13 And the Mitsrites made the children of 3 And when she could hide him no Yisra’Ãl serve with harshness. and increased very much. and Binyamin. because the mid- 10 come. 9 and he said to his people. and stronger than we. 15 Then the sovereign of Mitsrayim spoke 5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came to the HeÄrew midwives. YaÈaqoÄ were seventy beings. all their edge of the river. And when she saw the ark among the 16 and he said. LÃwi. let us act wisely towards them. saying. And she saw that he was a lovely were in dread of the children of Yisra’Ãl. 12 But the more they afflicted them.” afflict them with their burdens. of whom the down to wash herself at the river. 2 And the woman conceived and bore more they increased and grew.” born into the river. 21 And it came to be. and her name of one was Shiphrah and the name of young women were walking by the river- the other PuÈah. “See. and see them on the birth- stools.” 2 Re’uÄÃn. “Throw every son who is up out of the land. know what would be done to him. child.” rayim. 17 But the midwives feared Elohim. For they are lively filled with them. that they shall join our 22 And Pharaoh commanded all his enemies and fight against us. as YosÃph 18 So the sovereign of Mitsrayim called was already in Mitsrayim. and she hid him three months. “When you deliver the reeds. then she household: shall live. ZeÄulun. to harshness. and give birth before the midwives come 8 Then a new sovereign arose over Mits. wives feared Elohim. side. . multiplied and “Because the HeÄrew women are not like became very strong. if it is a son. the 2 And a man of the house of LÃwi went and married a daughter of LÃwi. and it shall be when households for them. SHEMOTH EXODUS — 2 MOSHEH 1 And these are the names of the children of Yisra’Ãl who came to HeÄrew women. GaÅ and AshÃr. and kept the male 5 And all those who were descendants of children alive. she sent her female servant to get it. fighting befalls us. and they a son. “Why 6 And YosÃph died. each one with his to death. have you done this. and they built for Pharaoh supply cities. and kept the male and all that generation. and 3 Yissas¿ar. commanded them. 14 and they made their lives bitter with and coated it with tar and pitch. and child in it. for the midwives and said to them. work which they made them do was with 4 And his sister stood at a distance. and all his brothers. did not do as the sovereign of Mitsrayim 4 Dan and Naphtali. and shall go people. and YehuÅah. and laid it in the reeds by the in all kinds of work in the field. and the land was the Mitsrite women. and put the hard bondage. and keep alive every 11 So they set slave-masters over them to daughter. Pithom and RaÈamses. in mortar. then you shall put him Mitsrayim with YaÈaqoÄ. she took an ark of wicker for him. children alive?” 7 And the children of Yisra’Ãl bore fruit 19 And the midwives said to Pharaoh. and in brick. to them. 20 So Elohim was good to the midwives. ShimÈon.

and they cried out. “This is one of the chil. for he was afraid . “I have me. and he said the back of the wilderness. and so soon today?” see. father. the mountain of Elohim. “Shall I go and call a nurse for you 20 And he said to his daughters. “Why do ÀorÃÄ. why the bush he sought to kill Mosheh.” also drew enough water for us and watered 7 And his sister said to Pharaoh’s daugh. “Because I have drawn him out of cry came up to Elohim because of the the water. that he went out to his Elohim remembered His covenant with brothers and looked at their burdens. and he dren of the HeÄrews. the Elohim of AÄraham. and watered their flock. Then Mosheh stood up and came to 6 And He said. and with YaÈaqoÄ. And he looked and saw the bush me as you slew the Mitsrite?” And Mosheh burning with fire. And he led the flock to saw two HeÄrew men fighting. the flock. for the father’s flock. with YitsÁaq. and now. to Mosheh. Yisra’Ãl.” So the become a sojourner in a foreign land. and she brought that the sovereign of Mitsrayim died. “Who made you a head him in a flame of fire from the midst of a and a judge over us? Do you intend to slay bush. the matter is consumed. 21 And Mosheh agreed to dwell with the “Go. But Mosheh fled does not burn. known!” 3 And Mosheh said. from the hand of the shepherds. and they filled the troughs to water their Take your sandals off your feet. And AÄraham. 22 And she bore him a son. “I am the Elohim of your their rescue. of YitsÁaq. “Do not come near here. And he sat down by a see. and the Elohim of YaÈaqoÄ. “How is it that you have come And Mosheh hid his face. And they came and drew water. place on which you are standing is set- 17 but the shepherds came and drove them apart ground. “Mosheh! 16 And the priest of MiÅyan had seven Mosheh!” And he said. and Elohim called to him from the well. And their saying. “Let me turn aside 15 And Pharaoh heard of this matter. 5 And He said. 11 And in those days it came to be. the baby wept. one of 25 And Elohim looked on the children of his brothers. And him to Pharaoh’s daughter.” from the face of Pharaoh and dwelt in the 4 And HWHY saw that he turned aside to land of MiÅyan.” daughters.” slavery. and Mosheh was grown. and see this great sight. he smote the Mitsrite and hid him in the sand. then I shall pay your wages.” woman took the child and nursed him. and he called “Take this child away and nurse him for his name GÃreshom.SHEMOTH 2 58 6 and opened it and saw the child. “A Mitsrite rescued us on him. 9 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her. but the bush was not feared and said. and Elohim knew! 12 So he turned this way and that way. “Truly. 3 And Mosheh was shepherding the flock of Yithro his father-in-law.” 8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her. and said. when 24 And Elohim heard their groaning. and when he saw no one. midst of the bush and said. and came to to the one who did the wrong.” And the girl went and called the man. the Elohim 18 And they came to ReÈuw’Ãl their father. And she called his name Mosheh.” and he said.” away. “And from the HeÄrew women to nurse the child where is he? Why did you leave the man? for you?” Call him and let him eat bread. and he gave Tsipporah his daughter child’s mother. 23 And it came to be after these many days 10 And the child grew. and he became the children of Yisra’Ãl groaned because her son. So she had compassion 19 And they said. you smite your neighbour?” 2 And the Messenger of HWHY appeared to 14 And he said. “Here I am. for he said. he saw a Mitsrite beating a HeÄrew. of the slavery.” ter. the 13 And he went out the second day and priest of MiÅyan.

and to in Mitsrayim. for I know AÄraham. “See. see. ‘HWHY Elohim of 10 “And now. “I have indeed 8 “And I have come down to deliver visited you and seen what is done to you them from the hand of the Mitsrites. This is not His Name. namely: HWHY. the children please. Pharaoh. Mitsrites oppress them.” forever. and that I 19 “But I know that the sovereign of Mits- should bring the children of Yisra’Ãl out of rayim is not going to let you go. the word ’eyeh being derived from hayah which means to be. . let us go three days’ journey into of Yisra’Ãl. to exist. to a land flowing with YeÄusites. to the sovereign of Mitsrayim.” has sent me to you. “I have indeed seen the 16 “Go. and the Elohim of YaÈaqoÄ. to a land flowing with milk the affliction of Mitsrayim to the land of and honey. ‘The Elohim of your fathers empty-handed. “And if they do not believe me. you and the elders of seen the oppression with which the Yisra’Ãl. 15. “Who am Elohim. 2 And HWHY said to him. and garments. And it shall when I come to the children of Yisra’Ãl and be. ‘HWHY Mitsrayim. “A rod. objects of silver. their sorrows. you are to serve Elohim he shall let you go. not even Mitsrayim?” by a strong hand.” a The HeÄrew text reads: ’eyeh ’asher ’eyeh. appeared to me. come.’ I that I should go to Pharaoh. and say. And now. 20 “And I shall stretch out My hand and And this is to you the sign that I have sent smite Mitsrayim with all My wonders you: When you have brought the people which I shall do in its midst. on this mountain. 14 reads: ayah ashar ayah. This is My Name your hand?” And he said. “Throw it on the ground. and I have also And you shall come. 59 SHEMOTH 4 to look at Elohim. the cry of the children 18 “And they shall listen to your voice. I am sending you to the HeÄrews has met with us. and this is My remembrance to all 3 And He said.” a And He said. bring them up from that land to a good and 17 and I say: I am bringing you up out of spacious land. generations. the my voice. shall say to the children of Yisra’Ãl. you shall not go say to them.’ ” 15 And Elohim said further to Mosheh. in the eyes of the Mitsrites. nor listen to Yisra’Ãl.” the wilderness to slaughter to HWHY our 11 And Mosheh said to Elohim. “I am that gold. to bring My people. the Elohim of because of their slave-drivers. the Elohim of to you?’ ” YitsÁaq. that when you go. and objects of 14 And Elohim said to Mosheh. ‘HWHY Elohim of your fathers. of Yisra’Ãl has come to Me. “Thus you are to say to the children of 4 And Mosheh answered and said.” ’ 9 “And now. milk and honey. but it is an explanation that leads up to the revelation of His Name in v. and of YaÈaqoÄ. and you shall say to him. “What is that in has sent me to you. and you shall gather the elders of oppression of My people who are in Yisra’Ãl together. and say to them. and have heard their cry Elohim of your fathers. of YitsÁaq. has sent me to you. “Because I am with you. ‘HWHY has not appeared Elohim of AÄraham. to the place of the KenaÈanites the KenaÈanite and the Àittite and the and the Àittites and the Amorites and the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Àiwwite Perizzites and the Àiwwites and the and the YeÄusite. 12 And He said. saying.” 21 “And I shall give this people favour 13 And Mosheh said to Elohim. 22 “But every woman shall ask from her ‘What is His Name?’ what shall I say to neighbour and from the stranger in her them?” house. “Thus you them on your sons and on your daughters.’ and they say to me. ‘I am and shall plunder the Mitsrites. And you shall put which I am. And after that out of Mitsrayim.’ 7 And HWHY said. out of Mitsrayim. but the Aramaic text here in v.

” So he put his hand in his 20 So Mosheh took his wife and his sons bosom again. it was restored like his other flesh. or blind? Is it not I.” And Yithro said to Mosheh. And Mosheh 8 “And it shall be. But if you refuse to let him go. or listen to your harden his heart. the Yithro his father-in-law. your hand in your bosom. and see. and he returned and see. “Go. 19 And HWHY said to Mosheh in MiÅyan. “Put your hand in your are dead who sought your life. which is proof that elohim is but a title. with became a rod in his hand – which you shall do the signs. And when he sees and met him on the mountain of Elohim. see. that you shall take water from the people go. ple. 16 “And he shall speak for you to the peo- came a serpent. But I am going to even these two signs. My first- become blood on the dry land. and it be. “O HWHY. and the Elohim of “Please let me go and return to my brothers YaÈaqoÄ. And the 22 “And you shall say to Pharaoh. and all the signs your mouth and with his mouth. 21 And HWHY said to Mosheh. “Now put are still alive.” at Mosheh’s feet. neither before nor Me. Then she said. if they do not believe have put in your hand. and set them on a donkey.” 26 So He let him go. “Yisra’Ãl is My son.” because of the against Mosheh. And I am with of HWHY who had sent him. Elohim of YitsÁaq.” 24 And it came to be on the way. .” ’ ” I am slow of speech and slow of tongue. since You have spoken to Your servant. for all the men 7 And He said. “You 14 And the displeasure of HWHY burned are a bridegroom of blood. and it 17 “And take this rod in your hand. in the 11 And HWHY said to him. indicating order or authority – it is not a proper name. I 23 so I say to you. 15 “And you shall speak to him and put 28 Mosheh then told Aharon all the words the words in his mouth.” And he went coming out to meet you. your first-born. and said. And see. those wonders before Pharaoh which I 9 “And it shall be. river and pour it on the dry land. see that you do all sign. his hand was leprous.” And he put his “Go in peace. 10 And Mosheh said to HWHY. Aharon the LÃwite your brother? I know 27 And HWHY said to Aharon. and kissed him. let My son go to serve am not a man of words. And it shall be that he shall be a mouth 4 And HWHY said to Mosheh. please send by indeed a bridegroom of blood to me!” the hand of him whom You would send. go. “As you go they shall believe the voice of the latter back to Mitsrayim. he is also Mosheh in the wilderness. the Elohim of AÄraham. if they do not believe took the rod of Elohim in his hand. nor listen to the voice of the first sign. that HWHY met him and man’s mouth? Or who makes dumb. “Who has made lodging place. HWHY? 25 And Tsipporah took a sharp stone and 12 “And now. and I shall be with your cut off the foreskin of her son and threw it mouth and teach you what to say. “You are 13 But he said. 29 And Mosheh went with Aharon and b Or mighty one. and you shall be an elohim b for your hand and take it by the tail” – so he him. And Mosheh fled from it. return to Mitsrayim. “Go to meet that he speaks well.” bosom again.” 5 so that they believe that HWHY Elohim of 18 Then Mosheh went and returned to their fathers. has appeared to you. you.” born. like snow. and He said. you. to the land of Mitsrayim. and I shall which He had commanded him.” who are in Mitsrayim to see whether they 6 And HWHY said to him again. teach you what to do. and drew it out of his bosom. or seeing. for I am killing your son.SHEMOTH 4 60 So he threw it on the ground. reached out his hand and caught it. he shall be glad in his heart. and when he took it out. ‘Thus water which you take from the river shall said HWHY. and said to him. deaf. or sought to kill him. “Reach out for you. “O HWHY. so that he does not let the voice.” hand in his bosom. “Is not circumcision.

for your work shall not be 30 And Aharon spoke all the words which diminished. 11 ‘Go. land of Mitsrayim – to gather stubble for 31 And the people believed. straw. saying. go and gather straw for themselves. 7 “You are no longer to give the people they met Mosheh and Aharon who stood straw to make bricks as before. take straw for yourselves.” foremen. and not pay attention “HWHY. For they are idle. “The Elohim of the this way? 16 “There is no straw given to your ser- HeÄrews has met with us.” sword.’ ” task in making bricks both yesterday and 2 And Pharaoh said. the people of bricks. why do you slaughter to HWHY. do not on you and judge. ‘Let My people go. And You have not delivered not give you straw. “Let HWHY look 8 “And lay on them the required amount of bricks which they made before. “Who is HWHY. were beaten and were said HWHY Elohim of Yisra’Ãl. because you have made diminish it. as before?” 15 And the foremen of the children of should obey His voice to let Yisra’Ãl go? I do not know HWHY.’ take the people from their work? Get back 18 “So now go. so that they keep a festival to asked. and they bowed their heads and your daily amount.’ their hand to kill us. “Complete your work. ‘I do this people. saying. “Why have you not completed your Me in the wilderness. Please.’ ” HWHY had spoken to Mosheh. work. lest He fall And see.” saying. he has done evil to people. Let them there to meet them. why have You done evil to this to words of falsehood. And straw is not to your burdens.” 17 But he said.” 14 Also the foremen of the children of 5 And afterwards Mosheh and Aharon went in and said to Pharaoh. 21 And they said to them.” given to you. saying. as when there was did obeisance. ‘Let us go and slaugh.” people? Why did You send me? 10 And the slave-drivers of the people and 23 “For ever since I came to Pharaoh to their foremen went out and spoke to the speak in Your Name. “Why do you treat your servants 3 And they said. to give a sword in ter to our Elohim. that I today. saying. “See. wherev- dren of Yisra’Ãl. the eyes of his servants. 61 SHEMOTH 5 gathered together all the elders of the chil.” the land are many now. And they straw. affliction. “Thus Yisra’Ãl. “Thus said Pharaoh. but your upon us with pestilence or with the own people are at fault. that they labour in it. nor am I going to let Yisra’Ãl came and cried out to Pharaoh. 20 And when they came out from Pharaoh. ‘Make bricks!’ slaughter to HWHY our Elohim. but deliver the amount of 5 And Pharaoh said. “Mosheh and Aharon. Yisra’Ãl go. that is why us loathsome in the eyes of Pharaoh and in they cry out. Your people at all. “You are idle! You are idle! 4 But the sovereign of Mitsrayim said to That is why you say. Then he did 12 And the people were scattered in all the the signs before the eyes of the people.” 9 “Let more work be laid on the men. heard that HWHY had visited the children of 13 And the slave-drivers were hurrying Yisra’Ãl and that He had looked on their them on. your servants are beaten. whom Pharaoh’s slave-drivers had set over them. ‘Let us go and them. let us go three days’ journey into the wilderness and vants. so 22 And Mosheh returned to HWHY and said. er you find it. “You are not to diminish your the slave-drivers of the people and their daily amount of bricks.” . and you make 19 And the foremen of the children of them cease from their burdens!” Yisra’Ãl saw that they were in trouble after 6 And the same day Pharaoh commanded it was said. and they say to us.

and I have remembered My Yitshar. and ing you out from under the burdens of the NepheÍ. And she bore ments. sister of as an inheritance. These are go out of his land. that I am HWHY your Elohim who is bring. 2 And Elohim spoke to Mosheh and said 15 And the sons of ShimÈon: Yemu’Ãl. and I shall bring you out from under the burdens of the Mushi. 10 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. and shall deliver you from their ing to their generations. speak to Pharaoh sovereign of himself one of the daughters of Puti’Ãl as Mitsrayim. and OhaÅ.’ ” NaÁshon. “Bring out the children of ten to me. took for 11 “Go in. to give it to you daughter of AmminaÅaÄ. and Mosheh. and why would Pharaoh lis. to bring ereign of Mitsrayim. 16 These are the names of the sons of And by My Name. as Âl Shaddai. to give them the land of the years of the life of LÃwi were one hun- KenaÈan. “The children of Yisra’Ãl have not 26 This is Aharon. 19 And the sons of Merari: MaÁli and Yisra’Ãl. saying. QorÁites. years of the life of Qehath were one hun- 6 “Say. to 23 Aharon took to himself ElisheÄa. 5 “And I have also heard the groaning of according to their clans. and and AÄiyasaph.SHEMOTH 6 62 6 And HWHY said to Mosheh. his father’s sister. according to their clans. HWHY said. for I am of uncircumcised lips?” Yisra’Ãl from the land of Mitsrayim 13 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh and to according to their divisions. saying.” Aharon. I am HWHY. “I am HWHY. and Sithri. 22 And the sons of Uzzi’Ãl: Misha’Ãl. as wife. the first-born hand he is going to let them go. because of shortness of spirit. and AÄihu. and to YaÈaqoÄ. him Aharon and Mosheh. and Uzzi’Ãl. These are the clans of Re’uÄÃn. enslaving. for with a strong of Yisra’Ãl out of the land of Mitsrayim. Elqanah.” the heads of the fathers of the LÃwites 12 And Mosheh spoke before HWHY. Aharon’s son. These are the clans of ShimÈon. ElÈazar. And she bore him 9 And Mosheh spoke thus to the children NaÅaÄ. HWHY. and ÀeÄron. and Ithamar. Àetsron and of his land. 17 The sons of GÃreshon: LiÄni and ShimÈi which they have sojourned. and gave them a command for the 27 They were the ones who spoke to children of Yisra’Ãl and for Pharaoh. These are the clans of the from hard slavery. 21 And the sons of Yitshar: QoraÁ. YitsÁaq. And she bore him PineÁas. “Now see what I do to Pharaoh. and shall redeem you with an outstretched arm. And you shall know thirty-seven. to and Sha’ul the son of a KenaÈanite woman. which I swore to give to AÄraham. and the children of Yisra’Ãl whom the Mitsrites are enslaving. Yamin. 18 And the sons of Qehath: Amram. and Zi¿ri. to bring the children out the children of Yisra’Ãl from Mits- . 20 And Amram took for himself Yo¿eÄeÅ. Pharaoh sovereign of Mitsrayim. and with a strong hand he is going to drive them out of Yisra’Ãl: Àano¿ and Pallu. and to him. therefore.” Karmi. 25 And ElÈazar. YitsÁaq. and with great judg. These are the clans of LÃwi accord- Mitsrites. sov. as wife. in dred and thirty-seven. Mitsrites. was I not known to them? LÃwi according to their generations: 4 “And I also established My covenant GÃreshon. and 8 ‘And I shall bring you into the land Eltsaphan. and to YaÈaqoÄ. but they did not listen to 24 And the sons of QoraÁ: Assir. And the covenant. Mosheh. And with them. And the years of 7 and shall take you as My people. and Merari. and TsoÁar. to the children of dred and thirty-three. and Qehath. the land of their sojournings. to whom listened to me. of Yisra’Ãl. ‘I am HWHY. 3 “And I appeared to AÄraham. to let the children of Yisra’Ãl wife. 14 These are the heads of their fathers’ houses: The sons of Re’uÄÃn. and Ya¿in. and I the life of Amram were one hundred and shall be your Elohim.

and why would of Pharaoh is hard. And became a serpent. See.” he did not listen to them. “See. saying.” 19 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. throw it before Pharaoh. And he lifted up the rod shall say to Aharon. when I stretch out My hand on find it impossible to drink the water of the Mitsrayim. your hand over the waters of Mitsrayim. 17 ‘Thus said HWHY. and shall increase My signs and now you have not listened! My wonders in the land of Mitsrayim. to let the children of Yisra’Ãl Elohim of the HeÄrews has sent me to you. 7 Now Mosheh was eighty years old and over their streams. And all the waters that were 10 So Mosheh and Aharon went in to in the river were turned to blood. And I shall bring the children river. saying. saying. “By this you know 4 “And Pharaoh is not going to listen to that I am HWHY. and I shall lay My hand on Mitsrayim. And there 8 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh and to shall be blood in all the land of Mitsrayim. water. and let it become in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of a serpent. 11 But Pharaoh also called the wise men 22 And the magicians of Mitsrayim did the and the practisers of witchcraft. manded. ‘Take your rod and stretch out commanded them. But the rod 29 that HWHY spoke to Mosheh. 21 And the fish that were in the river died. you. “See. I 14 And HWHY said to Mosheh. and it unable to drink the water of the river. go out of his land. saying.” ’ ” of Yisra’Ãl out from among them. the blood was in all the land of Mitsrayim. both in wooden and in stone containers. and of Mitsrayim all that I say to you. And Aharon threw his rod before and the river stank.’ then you HWHY commanded. 20 And Mosheh and Aharon did so. ‘Take your rod and and struck the waters that were in the river. And 5 “And the Mitsrites shall know that I am the river shall stink. the that is in my hand. ‘HWHY the to Pharaoh. and the Mitsrites shall HWHY. and they did so. Aharon. of Aharon swallowed up their rods.’ ” 9 “When Pharaoh speaks to you. that they become blood. Pharaoh. as he 7 So HWHY said to Mosheh. as HWHY com. I am striking the you. also did so 28 And it came to be. he refuses to let the Pharaoh listen to me?” people go. 30 And Mosheh said before HWHY. And they. so that they 3 “But I am going to harden the heart of serve Me in the wilderness. in your hand the rod which was turned into 2 “You shall speak all that I command a serpent. and Aharon.” but see. so they did. same with their magic. as ‘Show a miracle for yourselves. 15 “Go to Pharaoh in the morning. and they became serpents. “I am HWHY. the magicians of Mitsrayim. threw down his Mitsrayim. “Say to 6 And Mosheh and Aharon did as HWHY Aharon. rod.’ ” his servants. and over all their pools of spoke to Pharaoh. “The heart am of uncircumcised lips. Mitsrayim by great judgments. on the day when with their magic. And the heart of c Or mighty one – see footnote at 4:16. “Let My people go. and you shall stand by the river’s bank to meet him. 18 and the fish in the river shall die. Speak to Pharaoh sovereign 13 And Pharaoh’s heart was hardened. over Aharon eighty-three years old when they their ponds. over their rivers. out of the land of to blood. and Aharon your brother shall speak 16 “And you shall say to him. This is Mosheh. And take Aharon your brother is your prophet. and the Mitsrites were Pharaoh and before his servants. and they shall be turned children of Yisra’Ãl. I have made you an elohim c to Pharaoh. until Pharaoh. . 63 SHEMOTH 7 rayim. waters which are in the river with the rod and bring My divisions and My people. and goes out to the water. as HWHY had said. HWHY spoke to Mosheh in the land of 12 And they. each one.

“Say to which shall go up and shall come into your Aharon. and he did rayim. the waters of Mitsrayim. ‘Stretch out your rod. “Tomorrow. and on your people 9 And Mosheh said to Pharaoh. 7 And the magicians did so with their 20 And HWHY said to Mosheh. so you know that there is no one like HWHY our that you know that I am HWHY in the midst Elohim. and cause frogs to come up were unable. and on your the dust of the land. flies. if you do not let My people people. 6 So Aharon stretched out his hand over 19 The magicians then said to Pharaoh. 14 And they gathered them together in HWHY. so that it becomes bed. so that that no swarms of flies shall be there. for they were HWHY concerning the frogs which He had unable to drink the water of the river. Mosheh. “Explain and into your houses. and from your people – they shall house. out of the courtyards. and also the ground on which they to destroy the frogs from you and your stand. and Aharon stretched and into your kneading bowls. All the dust of the land 5 And HWHY said to Mosheh. 16 And HWHY said to Mosheh. 17 And they did so. but they over the ponds. and the frogs “This is the finger of Elohim!” But the came up.” And he said. “Rise early magic. listen to them. as HWHY had said. and covered the land of Mits.’ ” and on your people. And Mosheh cried out to river for water to drink. and out of 8 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. of the land.’ ” and beast. “Pray to HWHY to take that they serve Me. 3 “And the river shall swarm with frogs. And the frogs died out of the houses. and say to him.SHEMOTH 7 64 Pharaoh was hardened. and it became gnats on on your people and on all your servants. 15 And when Pharaoh saw that there was 2 “But if you refuse to let them go. 8 Pharaoh then called for Mosheh and ‘Thus said HWHY. relief. and said. “Say to became gnats in all the land of Mitsrayim.” ’ ” man and beast. and into your bedroom. I am sending swarms of flies on slaughter to HWHY. And the houses of yourself to me: When am I to pray for you. And there were gnats on man on the land of Mitsrayim. Aharon. . and from your 23 And Pharaoh turned and went into his servants. and he did not lis. the Mitsrites shall be filled with swarms of and for your servants. “Let it be according to your word.” either. see. so that they heaps. and into your ovens. he hardened his heart and did not I am smiting all your border with frogs. and remain only in the river?” 22 “And in that day I shall separate the 10 So he said. not listen to them. so Aharon. you. and for your people. heart of Pharaoh was hardened. and their magic to bring forth gnats. 25 And seven days were completed after 13 And HWHY did according to the word of HWHY had struck the river. as HWHY had said. and brought up frogs on the land of in the morning and stand before Pharaoh as Mitsrayim. over the rivers. gnats in all the land of Mitsrayim. as HWHY had said. brought against Pharaoh. “Let My people go. “Let My people go. “Go to Pharaoh and say to him. out his hand with his rod and struck the 4 and the frogs shall come up on you and dust of the earth. in which My people dwell. away the frogs from me and from my 21 “Or else. ‘Thus said the fields. and into the houses of your servants. and strike house. and the land stank. land of Goshen.” you and your servants. houses. he comes out to the water. ‘Stretch out your hand with your 18 And the magicians did similarly with rod over the streams. 12 And Mosheh and Aharon went out 24 And all the Mitsrites dug all around the from Pharaoh. see. 11 “And the frogs shall turn aside from ten to them. and from your houses. serve Me. and his heart was not moved by this remain in the river only. and I shall let the people go to go.

our Elohim. and tomorrow the scattered them toward the heavens. the hand of HWHY is on your live. if we slaughter the abomina. 25 Pharaoh then called for Mosheh and and all the livestock of Mitsrayim died.” very far away! d Pray for me. ‘Thus said HWHY Elohim of the HeÄrews. as from Pharaoh. 15 “Now if I had stretched out My hand stock in the field. do not let Pharaoh again deceive. Mitsrites.” ’ ” flies came into the house of Pharaoh. and lence. and Mosheh you I shall pray to HWHY.” 10 So they took ashes from the furnace 29 And Mosheh said. as He commands us. 65 SHEMOTH 9 23 “And I shall put a distinction between 4 “And HWHY shall separate between the My people and your people. breaking out in sores on from his servants. from his servants. and said. and say to him.” 9 “And it shall become fine dust in all the 28 And Pharaoh said. on the horses. “Go. ened. from the earth. and from his people. ‘Thus said they serve Me. 26 And Mosheh said. “It is not right to do 7 Then Pharaoh sent. not even so. and let no matter die of all that 24 And HWHY did so. But man and beast. and he did not let the people go. and 5 And HWHY set an appointed time.” ’ ” Mitsrayim. his people. and thick swarms of belongs to the children of Yisra’Ãl. and on your people go. Not one remained. servants and on your people. “Tomorrow HWHY is going to do this land of Mitsrayim. “Rise early 32 But Pharaoh hardened his heart at this in the morning and stand before Pharaoh.” not one died. trying his best not to let new converts go too far away from him! . and he did not listen to them. “Let My people go. 13 And HWHY said to Mosheh. “Let My plagues unto your heart. for we would be slaughtering the one of the livestock of the Yisra’Ãlites was abomination of the Mitsrites to HWHY our dead. on the cattle.” because of the swarms of flies. land of Mitsrayim. and it shall cause boils then you shall slaughter to HWHY your that break out in sores on man and beast in Elohim in the wilderness. on the and struck you and your people with pesti- donkeys. so that they serve Me. would they not stone us? “Fill your hands with ashes from a furnace 27 “Let us go three days’ journey into the and let Mosheh scatter it toward the heav- wilderness. for the 30 And Mosheh went out from Pharaoh boils were on the magicians and on all the and prayed to HWHY.” before Mosheh because of the boils. “I am letting you go. Only. tion of the Mitsrites before their eyes. not to let 11 And the magicians were unable to stand the people go to slaughter to HWHY. and the land was ruined word in the land. But the heart of Pharaoh was hard- Elohim. “See. 3 see. slaughter to your of the livestock of the children of Yisra’Ãl. and see. so that 9 And HWHY said to Mosheh. so that you 2 “For if you refuse to let them go. 6 And HWHY did this word on the next day. And swarms of flies shall depart from Pharaoh. earth. 14 for at this time I am sending all My HWHY Elohim of the HeÄrews. See. do not go all the land of Mitsrayim. Elohim in the land. 31 And HWHY did according to the word of 12 But HWHY hardened the heart of Mosheh and removed the swarms of flies Pharaoh. Tomorrow livestock of Yisra’Ãl and the livestock of this sign shall be. d Satan has always done the same. then you would have been cut off on the sheep – a very grievous pestilence. say- into his servants’ houses. and know that there is no one like Me in all the still hold them. and into all the ing. then we shall slaughter to HWHY ens before the eyes of Pharaoh. 8 And HWHY said to Mosheh and Aharon. on the camels. and from HWHY had said to Mosheh. time too. and did not let the people go. when I leave and stood before Pharaoh. “Go in to Pharaoh and speak to him. but Aharon. they caused boils.

servants and livestock flee to the houses. for there has been hail. “Go in to Pharaoh. there be hail in all the land of Mitsrayim – 35 And the heart of Pharaoh was hard- on man. tomorrow about this time I am hail be no more. and on beast. and My signs which I the land of Mitsrayim since it became a have done among them. 24 Thus there came to be hail. in order to show you My power. and let and his servants. he your hand toward the heavens. and on every plant ened. and they shall 32 But the wheat and the spelt were not die. as HWHY had said through Mitsrayim. escaped. 29 And Mosheh said to him. land. throughout the land of Yisra’Ãl go. let me spread out my people in that you do not let them go! hands to HWHY. “Thus said HWHY man and beast. And they shall eat the rest of what has and my people and I are wrong. HWHY is righteous. 31 And the flax and the barley were smit- for the hail shall come down on every man ten. from the day 30 “But as for you and your servants. and he did not let the children of of the field. both Pharaoh and said to him. know that I am HWHY. and all that you have in the field. 26 Only in the land of Goshen. “Stretch out sinned again and he hardened his heart. 23 Then Mosheh stretched out his rod toward the heavens. as has not been in Mitsrayim. 10 And HWHY said to Mosheh. grows up for you out of the field. which remains to you from the 28 “Pray to HWHY. And HWHY sent thunder and hail. and 21 But those who did not set their heart on the rain was not poured on the earth. so that Mitsrayim. 27 Pharaoh then sent and called for 5 ‘And they shall cover the surface of the Mosheh and for Aharon.SHEMOTH 9 66 16 “And for this reason I have raised you And I am letting you go.” ’ ” smitten. . And you shall nation. and the thunder had ceased. and said to them. “I have sinned this time. if you refuse to let My people children of Yisra’Ãl were. of its founding until now. hail. 20 Those among the servants of Pharaoh 33 And Mosheh went out of the city from who feared the word of HWHY made their Pharaoh and spread out his hands to HWHY. tomorrow I am bringing locusts hail.” order to declare My Name in all the earth. bring your livestock Elohim. let the thunder cease and the 18 “See.” 25 And the hail smote in all the land of 3 And Mosheh and Aharon came in to Mitsrayim all that was in the field. ‘Till when shall plant of the field and broke every tree of you refuse to humble yourself before Me? the field. see. and fire 2 and that you relate in the hearing of flashing continually in the midst of the your son and your son’s son what I have hail. so that you stay up. and the livestock in the field. such earth belongs to HWHY. for I have hardened his And HWHY rained hail on the land of heart and the hearts of his servants. there was no go. where the 4 ‘Or else. and fire came down to the earth. for the barley was in the head and the and every beast which is found in the field flax was in bud.” to safety.” Mosheh. I show these signs of Mine before him. the word of HWHY left their servants and 34 And Pharaoh saw that the rain. yet he 22 Then HWHY said to Mosheh. and is not brought home. “As soon as I 17 “You still exalt yourself against My go out of the city. and the thunder and the hail ceased. such as had not been in all done in Mitsrayim. and in no longer. for they were late crops. very heavy. and they shall eat every tree which enough of the thunder and hail of Elohim. Let My people go. I know that you do not yet fear before HWHY 19 “And now send. so that you know that the causing very heavy hail to rain down. so that no one is able to see the land. And the hail smote every Elohim of the HeÄrews. within your borders. so that they serve Me.

while all the children of Yisra’Ãl had light 12 And HWHY said to Mosheh. and there was thick Watch. for we land of Mitsrayim and settled within all the have to take some of them to serve HWHY borders of Mitsrayim. 67 SHEMOTH 10 6 ‘And they shall fill your houses. so that they serve HWHY wind. and the east 26 “And our livestock are to go with us wind brought the locusts. nor did they were driven out from the presence of anyone rise from his place for three days. “I have sinned the houses of all your servants. please forgive my sin only your fathers nor your fathers’ fathers have this once. houses of all the Mitsrites. “Go. that night. 14 And the locusts went up over all the too. “We are going with Yisra’Ãl go. “Get away they ate every plant of the land and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left. HWHY. And Pharaoh. and eat every plant of the land – all flocks and your herds behind. back to Pharaoh. Morning came. and he would not let them go. with our flocks and our your hand toward the heavens.” 13 And Mosheh stretched out his rod over 25 But Mosheh said. even a darkness which is felt. for evil is before your face! darkness in all the land of Mitsrayim for 11 “Not so! You men go now.’ ” Then he turned and from me. from me! Watch yourself and see my face and no greenness was left on the trees or no more. Not Mitsrayim is destroyed?” one locust was left within all the border of 8 And Mosheh and Aharon were brought Mitsrayim. “You have spoken 16 Pharaoh then called for Mosheh and rightly – never again do I see your face!” . HWHY hardened the heart of land. 18 And he went out from Pharaoh and 7 And Pharaoh’s servants said to him. 29 And Mosheh said. so that the land was darkened. “Till when would this one be a snare to us? 19 And HWHY turned a very strong west Let the men go. not a hoof is to be left behind. to prepare for HWHY our Elohim. 21 And HWHY said to Mosheh. for we have a festival there be darkness over the land of Mits- to HWHY. with our sons and our daughters. and the against HWHY your Elohim and against you. and let herds we are going. and Aharon in haste. come there. Pharaoh.” 10 And he said to them. which neither 17 “And now. 28 And Pharaoh said to him. seen. only leave your rayim. “You yourself are to the land of Mitsrayim. “Stretch out our young and our old.” 15 And they covered the surface of all the 27 However. and said. and HWHY brought an provide us with slaughterings and burnt east wind on the land all that day and all offerings. serve HWHY. and serve three days. and he did not let the children of 9 And Mosheh said. prayed to HWHY. since the day that they were on the that He would only turn away this death earth to this day. in all the land of you die!” Mitsrayim. and pray to HWHY your Elohim. There our Elohim.” tle ones go with you too. Who are the ones that are going?” Pharaoh.” went out from Pharaoh. 20 However. Let your lit- that the hail has left. “Stretch out in their dwellings. “Let HWHY be with 22 And Mosheh stretched out his hand you as I let you and your little ones go! toward the heavens. HWHY hardened the heart of serve HWHY your Elohim.” And 23 They did not see one another. for that is what you desired. with what we are to serve HWHY until we nor would there again be like them.” rayim. “Go. Do you not yet know that blew them into the Sea of Reeds. and he said to them. your hand over the land of Mitsrayim for 24 And Pharaoh called to Mosheh and the locusts to come upon the land of Mits. very grievous. and we ourselves do not know had never been locusts like them before. said. which took the locusts away and their Elohim. for in the day you see my face on the plants of the field.

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11 And HWHY said to Mosheh, “I am
bringing yet one more plague on
2 “This month is the beginning of months

for you, it is the first month of the year for
you.
Pharaoh and on Mitsrayim. After that he is
3 “Speak to all the congregation of
going to let you go from here. When he
lets you go, he shall drive you out from Yisra’Ãl, saying, ‘On the tenth day of this
here altogether. month each one of them is to take for him-
2 “Speak now in the hearing of the self a lamb, according to the house of his
people, and let every man ask from his father, a lamb for a household.
4 ‘And if the household is too small for
neighbour and every woman from her
neighbour, objects of silver and objects of the lamb, let him and his neighbour next to
gold.” his house take it according to the number
3 And HWHY gave the people favour in the of the beings, according to each man’s
eyes of the Mitsrites. And the man Mosheh need you make your count for the lamb.
5 ‘Let the lamb be a perfect one, a year
was very great in the land of Mitsrayim, in
the eyes of Pharaoh’s servants and in the old male. Take it from the sheep or from
eyes of the people. the goats.
4 And Mosheh said, “Thus said HWHY, 6 ‘And you shall keep it until the four-

‘About midnight I am going out into the teenth day of the same month. Then all the
midst of Mitsrayim, assembly of the congregation of Yisra’Ãl
5 and all the first-born in the land of shall kill it between the evenings.
7 ‘And they shall take some of the blood
Mitsrayim shall die, from the first-born of
Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the and put it on the two doorposts and on the
first-born of the female servant who is lintel of the houses where they eat it.
8 ‘And they shall eat the flesh on that
behind the handmill, and all the first-born
of cattle. night, roasted in fire – with unleavened
6 ‘And there shall be a great cry through- bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
9 ‘Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with
out all the land of Mitsrayim, such as has
never been or ever be again. water, but roasted in fire, its head with its
7 ‘But against any of the children of legs and its inward parts.
Yisra’Ãl no dog shall move its tongue, 10 ‘And do not leave of it until morning,

against man or against beast, so that you and what remains of it until morning you
know that HWHY makes distinction between are to burn with fire.
Mitsrayim and Yisra’Ãl.’ 11 ‘And this is how you eat it: your loins
8 “And all these servants of yours shall girded, your sandals on your feet, and your
come down to me and bow down to me, staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in
saying, ‘Get out, you and all the people at haste. It is the Passover of HWHY.
your feet!’ And after that I shall go out.” 12 ‘And I shall pass through the land of

And he went out from Pharaoh in great dis- Mitsrayim on that night, and shall smite all
pleasure. the first-born in the land of Mitsrayim,
9 But HWHY said to Mosheh, “Pharaoh is both man and beast. And on all the mighty
not going to listen to you, in order to multi- ones of Mitsrayim I shall execute judg-
ply My wonders in the land of Mitsrayim.” ment. I am HWHY.
10 And Mosheh and Aharon did all these 13 ‘And the blood shall be a sign for you

wonders before Pharaoh, however, HWHY on the houses where you are. And when I
hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he did see the blood, I shall pass over you, and let
not let the children of Yisra’Ãl go out of his the plague not come on you to destroy you
land. when I smite the land of Mitsrayim.
14 ‘And this day shall become to you a

12 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh and to
Aharon in the land of Mitsrayim,
remembrance. And you shall observe it
as a festival to HWHY throughout your
saying, generations – observe it as a festival, an

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everlasting law. 26 “And it shall be, when your children
15 ‘Seven days you shall eat unleavened say to you, ‘What does this service mean
bread. Indeed on the first day you cause to you?’
leaven to cease from your houses. For 27 then you shall say, ‘It is the Passover

whoever eats leavened bread from the first slaughtering of HWHY, who passed over the
day until the seventh day, that being shall houses of the children of Yisra’Ãl in Mits-
be cut off from Yisra’Ãl. rayim when He smote the Mitsrites and
16 ‘And on the first day is a set-apart gath- delivered our households.’ ” And the peo-
ering, and on the seventh day you have a ple bowed their heads and did obeisance.
set-apart gathering. No work at all is done 28 And the children of Yisra’Ãl went away

on them, only that which is eaten by every and did so – as HWHY had commanded
being, that alone is prepared by you. Mosheh and Aharon, so they did.
17 ‘And you shall guard the Festival of 29 And it came to be at midnight that HWHY

Unleavened Bread, for on this same day I smote all the first-born in the land of
brought your divisions out of the land of Mitsrayim, from the first-born of Pharaoh
Mitsrayim. And you shall guard this day who sat on his throne to the first-born of
throughout your generations, an everlast- the captive who was in the dungeon, and
ing law. all the first-born of livestock.
18 ‘In the first month, on the fourteenth 30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he

day of the month, in the evening, you shall and all his servants, and all the Mitsrites.
eat unleavened bread until the twenty-first And there was a great cry in Mitsrayim, for
day of the month in the evening. there was not a house where there was not
19 ‘For seven days no leaven is to be a dead one.
found in your houses, for if anyone eats 31 Then he called for Mosheh and Aharon

what is leavened, that same being shall be by night, and said, “Arise, go out from the
cut off from the congregation of Yisra’Ãl, midst of my people, both you and the
whether sojourner or native of the land. children of Yisra’Ãl. And go, serve HWHY as
20 ‘Do not eat that which is leavened – in you have said.
all your dwellings you are to eat unleav- 32 “Take both your flocks and your herds,

ened bread.’ ” as you have said, and go. Then you shall
21 And Mosheh called for all the elders of bless me too.”
Yisra’Ãl and said to them, “Go out and take 33 And the Mitsrites urged the people, to

lambs for yourselves according to your hasten to send them away out of the land.
clans, and slaughter the Passover lamb. For they said, “We are all dying!”
22 “And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, 34 And the people took their dough before

and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, it was leavened, having their kneading
and strike the lintel and the two doorposts bowls bound up in their garments on their
with the blood that is in the basin, and you, shoulders.
none of you shall go out of the door of his 35 And the children of Yisra’Ãl had done

house until morning. according to the word of Mosheh, and they
23 “And HWHY shall pass on to smite the had asked from the Mitsrites objects of
Mitsrites, and shall see the blood on the silver, and objects of gold, and garments.
lintel and on the two doorposts, and HWHY 36 And HWHY gave the people favour in the

shall pass over the door and not allow the eyes of the Mitsrites, so that they gave
destroyer to come into your houses to them what they asked, and they plundered
smite you. the Mitsrites.
24 “And you shall guard this word as a law 37 And the children of Yisra’Ãl set out

for you and your sons, forever. from RaÈmeses to Sukkoth, about six
25 “And it shall be, when you come to the hundred thousand men on foot, besides the
land which HWHY gives you, as He little ones.
promised, that you shall guard this service. 38 And a mixed multitude went up with

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them too, also flocks and herds, very much
livestock.
39 And they baked unleavened cakes of
13 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
2 “Set apart to Me all the first-born,

the one opening the womb among the
the dough which they had brought out of children of Yisra’Ãl, among man and
Mitsrayim, for it was not leavened, since among beast, it is Mine.”
3 And Mosheh said to the people,
they were driven out of Mitsrayim, and
had not been able to delay, nor had they “Remember this day in which you went
prepared food for themselves. out of Mitsrayim, out of the house of
40 And the sojourn of the children of slavery. For by strength of hand HWHY
Yisra’Ãl who lived in Mitsrayim was four brought you out of this place, and what-
hundred and thirty years. ever is leavened shall not be eaten.
4 “Today you are going out, in the month
41 And it came to be at the end of the four

hundred and thirty years, on that same day AÄiÄ.
5 “And it shall be, when HWHY brings you
it came to be that all the divisions of HWHY
into the land of the KenaÈanites, and the
went out from the land of Mitsrayim.
42 It is a night to be observed unto HWHY Àittites, and the Amorites, and the
Àiwwites, and the YeÄusites, which He
for bringing them out of the land of Mits- swore to your fathers to give you, a land
rayim. This night is unto HWHY, to be flowing with milk and honey, that you
observed by all the children of Yisra’Ãl shall keep this service in this month.
throughout their generations. 6 “Seven days you eat unleavened bread,
43 And HWHY said to Mosheh and Aharon,
and on the seventh day is a festival to HWHY.
“This is the law of the Passover: No son of 7 “Unleavened bread is to be eaten the
a stranger is to eat of it, seven days, and whatever is leavened is
44 but any servant a man has bought for
not to be seen with you, and leaven is not
silver, when you have circumcised him, to be seen with you within all your border.
then let him eat of it. 8 “And you shall inform your son in that
45 “A sojourner and a hired servant does day, saying, ‘It is because of what HWHY did
not eat of it. for me when I came up from Mitsrayim.’
46 “It is eaten in one house, you are not to 9 “And it shall be as a sign to you on

take any of the flesh outside the house, nor your hand and as a reminder between your
are you to break any bone of it. eyes, that the Torah of HWHY is to be in your
47 “All the congregation of Yisra’Ãl are to mouth, for with a strong hand HWHY has
perform it. brought you out of Mitsrayim.
10 “And you shall guard this law at its
48 “And when a stranger sojourns with

you and shall perform the Passover to appointed time from year to year.
11 “And it shall be, when HWHY brings you
HWHY, let all his males be circumcised, and
then let him come near and perform it, and into the land of the KenaÈanites, as He
swore to you and your fathers, and gives
he shall be as a native of the land. But let
it to you,
no uncircumcised eat of it. 12 that you shall pass over to HWHY every
49 “There is one Torah for the native-born
one opening the womb, and every first-
and for the stranger who sojourns among born that comes from your livestock, the
you.” males belong to HWHY.
50 And all the children of Yisra’Ãl did as 13 “But every first-born of a donkey you
HWHY commanded Mosheh and Aharon, so are to ransom with a lamb. And if you do
they did. not ransom it, then you shall break its
51 And it came to be on that same day that
neck. And every first-born of man among
HWHY brought the children of Yisra’Ãl out of your sons you are to ransom.
the land of Mitsrayim according to their 14 “And it shall be, when your son asks

divisions. you in time to come, saying, ‘What is

71 SHEMOTH 14

this?’ then you shall say to him, ‘By am to be esteemed through Pharaoh and
strength of hand HWHY brought us out of over all his army, and the Mitsrites shall
Mitsrayim, out of the house of bondage. know that I am HWHY.” And they did so.
15 ‘And it came to be, when Pharaoh was 5 And it was reported to the sovereign of

too hardened to let us go, that HWHY killed Mitsrayim that the people had fled, and the
every first-born in the land of Mitsrayim, heart of Pharaoh and his servants was
both the first-born of man and the first- turned against the people. And they said,
born of beast. Therefore I am slaughtering “Why have we done this, that we have let
to HWHY every male that open the womb, Yisra’Ãl go from serving us?”
but every first-born of my sons I ransom.’ 6 So he made his chariot ready and took
16 “And it shall be as a sign on your hand his people with him.
and as frontlets between your eyes, for by 7 And he took six hundred choice

strength of hand HWHY brought us out of chariots, and all the chariots of Mitsrayim
Mitsrayim.” with officers over all of them.
17 And it came to be, when Pharaoh had 8 And HWHY hardened the heart of

let the people go, that Elohim did not lead Pharaoh sovereign of Mitsrayim, and he
them by way of the land of the Philistines, pursued the children of Yisra’Ãl, but the
though that was nearer, for Elohim said, children of Yisra’Ãl went out defiantly.
“Lest the people regret when they see 9 And the Mitsrites pursued them, and all

fighting, and return to Mitsrayim.” the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his
18 So Elohim led the people around by horsemen and his army, and overtook them
way of the wilderness of the Sea of Reeds. camping by the sea beside Pi HaÁiroth,
And the children of Yisra’Ãl went up before BaÈal Tsephon.
armed from the land of Mitsrayim. 10 And when Pharaoh drew near, the chil-
19 And Mosheh took the bones of YosÃph dren of Yisra’Ãl lifted their eyes and saw
with him, for he certainly made the chil- the Mitsrites coming up after them. And
dren of Yisra’Ãl swear, saying, “Elohim they were greatly afraid, so the children of
shall certainly visit you, and you shall Yisra’Ãl cried out to HWHY.
bring my bones from here with you.” 11 And they said to Mosheh, “Did you
20 And they departed from Sukkoth and take us away to die in the wilderness
camped in Âtham at the edge of the wilder- because there are no graves in Mitsrayim?
ness. What is this you have done to us, to bring
21 And HWHY went before them by day in a us up out of Mitsrayim?
column of cloud to lead the way, and by 12 “Is this not the word that we spoke to

night in a column of fire to give them light, you in Mitsrayim, saying, ‘Leave us alone
so as to go by day and night. and let us serve the Mitsrites?’ For it
22 The column of cloud did not cease by would have been better for us to serve the
day, nor the column of fire by night, before Mitsrites than to die in the wilderness.”
the people. 13 And Mosheh said to the people, “Do

not be afraid. Stand still, and see the deliv-
14 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl,
erance of HWHY, which He does for you
today. For the Mitsrites whom you see
that they turn and camp before Pi today, you are never, never to see again.
HaÁiroth, between MiÍdol and the sea, 14 “HWHY does fight for you, and you keep

opposite BaÈal Tsephon – camp before it by still.”
the sea. 15 And HWHY said to Mosheh, “Why do
3 “For Pharaoh shall say of the children you cry to Me? Speak to the children of
of Yisra’Ãl, ‘They are entangled in the Yisra’Ãl, and let them go forward.
land, the wilderness has closed them in.’ 16 “And you, lift up your rod, and stretch
4 “And I shall harden the heart of out your hand over the sea and divide it,
Pharaoh, and he shall pursue them. But I and let the children of Yisra’Ãl go on dry

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ground through the midst of the sea. over the sea, and the sea returned to its
17 “And I, see I am hardening the hearts of usual flow, at the break of day, with the
the Mitsrites, and they shall follow them. Mitsrites fleeing into it. Thus HWHY over-
And I am to be esteemed through Pharaoh threw the Mitsrites in the midst of the sea,
and over all his army, his chariots, and his 28 and the waters returned and covered the

horsemen. chariots, and the horsemen, and all the
18 “And the Mitsrites shall know that I am army of Pharaoh that came into the sea
HWHY, when I am esteemed through after them, and not even one was left of
Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.” them.
19 And the Messenger of Elohim, who 29 And the children of Yisra’Ãl walked on

went before the camp of Yisra’Ãl, moved dry ground in the midst of the sea, and the
and went behind them. And the column of waters were a wall to them on their right
cloud went from before them and stood and on their left.
behind them, 30 Thus HWHY saved Yisra’Ãl that day out
20 and came between the camp of the of the hand of the Mitsrites, and Yisra’Ãl
Mitsrites and the camp of Yisra’Ãl. And it saw the Mitsrites dead on the seashore.
was the cloud and the darkness, and it gave 31 And Yisra’Ãl saw the great work which

light by night, and the one did not come HWHY had done in Mitsrayim, and the
near the other all the night. people feared HWHY, and believed HWHY
21 And Mosheh stretched out his hand and His servant Mosheh.
over the sea. And HWHY caused the sea to go
back by a strong east wind all that night,
and made the sea into dry land, and the 15 Then Mosheh and the children of
Yisra’Ãl sang this song to HWHY, and
waters were divided. spoke, saying, “I sing to HWHY, for He is
22 And the children of Yisra’Ãl went into highly exalted! The horse and its rider He
the midst of the sea on dry ground, and the has thrown into the sea!
waters were a wall to them on their right 2 “Yah is my strength and song, and He

and on their left. has become my deliverance. e He is my Âl,
23 And the Mitsrites pursued and went and I praise Him – Elohim of my father,
after them into the midst of the sea, all the and I exalt Him.
horses of Pharaoh, his chariots, and his 3 “HWHY is a man of battle, HWHY is His

horsemen. Name.
24 And it came to be, in the morning 4 “He has cast Pharaoh’s chariots and his

watch, that HWHY looked down upon the army into the sea, and his chosen officers
army of the Mitsrites through the column are drowned in the Sea of Reeds.
of fire and cloud, and He brought the army 5 “The depths covered them, they went

of the Mitsrites into confusion. down to the bottom like a stone.
25 And He took off their chariot wheels, 6 “Your right hand, O HWHY, has become

so that they drove them with difficulty. great in power. Your right hand, O HWHY,
And the Mitsrites said, “Let us flee from has crushed the enemy.
the face of Yisra’Ãl, for HWHY fights for 7 “And in the greatness of Your excel-

them against the Mitsrites.” lence You pulled down those who rose up
26 Then HWHY said to Mosheh, “Stretch out against You. You sent forth Your wrath, it
your hand over the sea, and let the waters consumed them like stubble.
come back upon the Mitsrites, on their 8 “And with the wind of Your nostrils the

chariots, and on their horsemen.” waters were heaped up, the floods stood
27 And Mosheh stretched out his hand like a wall, the depths became stiff in the

e This prophetic phrase is repeated in Teh. 118:14 and again in Yesh. 12:2. In both these latter two places one
might see it as a Messianic prophecy of the Messiah to come: the Yeshua of Yah – giving us an indication of
Messiah’s Name and what His Name means!

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heart of the sea. 23 And they came to Marah, and they
9 “The enemy said, ‘I pursue, I overtake, were unable to drink the waters of Marah,
I divide the spoil, my being is satisfied on for they were bitter. So the name of it was
them. I draw out my sword, my hand called Marah.
destroys them.’ 24 And the people grumbled against
10 “You did blow with Your wind, the sea Mosheh, saying, “What are we to drink?”
covered them, they sank like lead in the 25 Then he cried out to HWHY, and HWHY

mighty waters. showed him a tree. And when he threw it
11 “Who is like You, O HWHY, among the into the waters, the waters were made
mighty ones? Who is like You, great in set- sweet. There He made a law and a right-
apartness, awesome in praises, working ruling for them, and there He tried them.
wonders? 26 And He said, “If you diligently obey
12 “You stretched out Your right hand, the the voice of HWHY your Elohim and do what
earth swallowed them. is right in His eyes, and shall listen to His
13 “In Your kindness You led the people commands and shall guard all His laws, I
whom You have redeemed, in Your shall bring on you none of the diseases I
strength You guided them to Your set-apart brought on the Mitsrites, for I am HWHY
dwelling. who heals you.”
14 “Peoples heard, they trembled, anguish 27 And they came to Âlim, where there

gripped the inhabitants of Philistia. were twelve fountains of water and seven-
15 “Then the chiefs of EÅom were trou- ty palm trees. And they camped there by
bled, the mighty men of Mo’aÄ, trembling the waters.
grips them, all the inhabitants of KenaÈan
melted.
16 “Fear and dread fell on them, by the 16 And they set out from Âlim, and all
the congregation of the children of
greatness of Your arm they are as silent as Yisra’Ãl came to the Wilderness of Sin,
a stone, until Your people pass over, O which is between Âlim and Sinai, on the
HWHY, until the people, whom You have fifteenth day of the second month after
bought, pass over. their going out of the land of Mitsrayim.
17 “You bring them in and plant them in 2 And all the congregation of the children

the mountain of Your inheritance, in the of Yisra’Ãl grumbled against Mosheh and
place, O HWHY, which You have made for Aharon in the wilderness.
Your own dwelling, the set-apart place, O 3 And the children of Yisra’Ãl said to

HWHY, which Your hands have prepared. them, “If only we had died by the hand of
18 “HWHY reigns forever and ever.” HWHY in the land of Mitsrayim, when we sat
19 For the horses of Pharaoh went with his by the pots of meat and when we ate bread
chariots and his horsemen into the sea, and to satisfaction! For you have brought us
HWHY brought back the waters of the sea out into this wilderness to put all this
upon them. And the children of Yisra’Ãl assembly to death with hunger.”
went on dry ground in the midst of the sea. 4 And HWHY said to Mosheh, “See, I am
20 And Miryam the prophetess, the sister raining bread from the heavens for you.
of Aharon, took the timbrel in her hand. And the people shall go out and gather a
And all the women went out after her with day’s portion every day, in order to try
timbrels and with dances. them, whether they walk in My Torah or
21 And Miryam answered them, “Sing to not.
HWHY, for He is highly exalted! The horse 5 “And it shall be on the sixth day that

and its rider He has thrown into the sea!” they shall prepare what they bring in, and
22 And Mosheh brought Yisra’Ãl from the it shall be twice as much as they gather
Sea of Reeds, and they went out into the daily.”
Wilderness of Shur. And they went three 6 And Mosheh and Aharon said to all the

days in the wilderness and found no water. children of Yisra’Ãl, “At evening you shall

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17 And the children of Yisra’Ãl did so and
know that HWHY has brought you out of the
land of Mitsrayim. gathered, some more, some less.
7 “And in the morning you shall see the 18 And they measured it by omers, and he

esteem of HWHY, for He hears your grum- who gathered much did not have too much,
blings against HWHY. And what are we, that and he who gathered little did not have too
you grumble against us?” little. Each one gathered according to his
8 And Mosheh said, “In that HWHY gives need.
19 And Mosheh said, “Let no one leave
you meat to eat in the evening, and in the
morning bread to satisfaction, for HWHY any of it until morning.”
20 And they did not listen to Mosheh, so
hears your grumblings which you make
against Him. And what are we? Your some of them left part of it until morning,
grumblings are not against us but against and it bred worms and stank. And Mosheh
HWHY.” was wroth with them.
9 And Mosheh said to Aharon, “Say to 21 And they gathered it every morning,

all the congregation of the children of each one according to his need. And when
Yisra’Ãl, ‘Come near before HWHY, for He the sun became hot, it melted.
22 And it came to be, on the sixth day, that
has heard your grumblings.’ ”
10 And it came to be, as Aharon spoke to they gathered twice as much bread, two
all the congregation of the children of omers for each one. And all the rulers of
Yisra’Ãl, that they looked toward the the congregation came and told Mosheh.
23 And he said to them, “This is what HWHY
wilderness and see, the esteem of HWHY
appeared in the cloud. has said, ‘Tomorrow is a rest, a Sabbath
11 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying, set-apart to HWHY. That which you bake,
12 “I have heard the grumblings of the bake; and that which you cook, cook. And
children of Yisra’Ãl. Speak to them, saying, lay up for yourselves all that is left over, to
‘Between the evenings you are to eat meat, keep it until morning.’ ”
and in the morning you are to be satisfied 24 And they laid it up till morning, as

with bread. And you shall know that I am Mosheh commanded. And it did not stink,
HWHY your Elohim.’ ” and no worm was in it.
13 And it came to be that quails came up at 25 And Mosheh said, “Eat it today, for

evening and covered the camp, and in the today is a Sabbath to HWHY, today you do
morning the dew lay all around the camp. not find it in the field.
14 And the layer of dew went up, and see, 26 “Gather it six days, but on the seventh

on the surface of the wilderness, was a day, which is the Sabbath, there is none.”
small round substance, as fine as frost on 27 And it came to be that some of the

the ground. people went out on the seventh day to
15 And the children of Yisra’Ãl saw, and gather, but they found none.
they said to each other, “What is it?” For 28 And HWHY said to Mosheh, “How long

they did not know what it was. And shall you refuse to guard My commands
Mosheh said to them, “It is the bread and My Torot 1?
which HWHY has given you to eat. 29 “See, because HWHY has given you the
16 “This is the word which HWHY has com- Sabbath, therefore He is giving you bread
manded: ‘Let every man gather it accord- for two days on the sixth day. Let each one
ing to each one’s need, an omer for each stay in his place, do not let anyone go out
being, according to the number of beings. of his place on the seventh day.”
Let every man take for those who are in his 30 So the people rested on the seventh

tent.’ ” day. f
1 Torot - plural of Torah, teaching. f The seventh day of the week, the weekly Sabbath, was observed before the
Ten Words were given on Mt. Sinai. Indeed, this day was set apart and blessed right back there at creation, as we
read in Ber. 2:2 & 3.

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31 And the house of Yisra’Ãl called its so before the eyes of the elders of Yisra’Ãl.
name Manna. And it was like white corian- 7 And he called the name of the place

der seed, and the taste of it was like thin Massah and MeriÄah, because of the
cakes made with honey. ‘strife’ of the children of Yisra’Ãl, and
32 And Mosheh said, “This is the word because they ‘tried’ HWHY, saying, “Is HWHY
which HWHY has commanded: ‘Fill an omer in our midst or not?”
with it, to keep for your generations, so 8 And AmalÃq came and fought with

that they see the bread with which I fed Yisra’Ãl in RephiÅim.
you in the wilderness, when I brought you 9 And Mosheh said to Yehoshua,
out of the land of Mitsrayim.’ ” “Choose for us men and go out, fight with
33 And Mosheh said to Aharon, “Take a AmalÃq. Tomorrow I am stationing myself
pot and put an omer of manna in it, and on the top of the hill with the rod of
set it down before HWHY, to keep for your Elohim in my hand.”
generations.” 10 And Yehoshua did as Mosheh said to
34 As HWHY commanded Mosheh, so did him, to fight with AmalÃq. And Mosheh,
Aharon set it down before the Witness, to Aharon, and Àur went up to the top of the
keep. hill.
35 And the children of Yisra’Ãl ate manna 11 And it came to be, when Mosheh held

forty years, until they came to an inhabited up his hand, that Yisra’Ãl prevailed. And
land. They ate manna until they came to when he let down his hand, AmalÃq
the border of the land of KenaÈan. prevailed.
36 And an omer is one-tenth of an Ãphah. 12 But Mosheh’s hands were heavy, so

they took a stone and put it under him, and
17 And all the congregation of the
children of Yisra’Ãl set out on their
he sat on it. And Aharon and Àur support-
ed his hands, one on one side, and the other
journey from the Wilderness of Sin, on the other side. And his hands were
according to the command of HWHY, and steady until the going down of the sun.
camped in RephiÅim. And there was no 13 And Yehoshua defeated AmalÃq and
water for the people to drink. his people with the edge of the sword.
2 Therefore the people strove with 14 And HWHY said to Mosheh, “Write this
Mosheh, and said, “Give us water to for a remembrance in the book and recite it
drink.” And Mosheh said to them, “Why in the hearing of Yehoshua, that I shall
do you strive with me? Why do you try completely blot out the remembrance of
HWHY?” AmalÃq from under the heavens.”
3 And the people thirsted there for water, 15 And Mosheh built an altar and called its
and the people grumbled against Mosheh, name, HWHY Nissi,
and said, “Why did you bring us out of 16 for he said, “Because a hand is on the
Mitsrayim, to kill us and our children and throne of Yah, HWHY is to fight against
our livestock with thirst?” AmalÃq, from generation to generation.”
4 Then Mosheh cried out to HWHY, saying,

“What am I to do with this people? Yet a
little and they shall stone me!” 18 And Yithro, the priest of MiÅyan,
Mosheh’s father-in-law, heard of
5 And HWHY said to Mosheh, “Pass over all that Elohim had done for Mosheh and
before the people, and take with you some for Yisra’Ãl His people, that HWHY had
of the elders of Yisra’Ãl. And take in your brought Yisra’Ãl out of Mitsrayim.
hand your rod with which you smote the 2 And Yithro, Mosheh’s father-in-law,

river, and go. took Tsipporah, the wife of Mosheh – after
6 “See, I am standing before you there on he had sent her back,
the rock in ÀorÃÄ. And you shall smite the 3 and her two sons, of whom the name of

rock, and water shall come out of it, and one was GÃreshom, for he said, “I have
the people shall drink.” And Mosheh did been a sojourner in a foreign land,”

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4 and the name of the other was EliÈezer, 16 “When they have a matter, they come

for he said, “The Elohim of my father was to me, and I rightly rule between one and
my help, and delivered me from the sword another, and make known the laws of
of Pharaoh.” Elohim and His Torot.”
5 Yithro, Mosheh’s father-in-law, came 17 And the father-in-law of Mosheh said

with his sons and his wife to Mosheh in the to him, “What you are doing is not good.
wilderness, where he was encamped at the 18 “Both you and these people with you

mountain of Elohim. shall certainly wear yourselves out. For the
6 And he had said to Mosheh, “I, your matter is too heavy for you. You are not
father-in-law Yithro, am coming to you able to do it by yourself.
with your wife and her two sons with her.” 19 “Now listen to my voice. Let me coun-
7 And Mosheh went out to meet his sel you and Elohim be with you: Stand
father-in-law, and bowed down, and kissed before Elohim for the people, and you
him. And they asked each other about their shall bring the matters to Elohim.
welfare, and they went into the tent. 20 “And you shall enlighten them con-
8 And Mosheh told his father-in-law all cerning the laws and the Torot, and show
that HWHY had done to Pharaoh and to the them the way in which they should walk
Mitsrites for Yisra’Ãl’s sake, all the hard- and the work which they do.
ship that had come upon them on the way, 21 “But you yourself, seek out from all the

and how HWHY had delivered them. people able men, who fear Elohim, men of
9 And Yithro rejoiced for all the good truth, hating unfair gain. And place these
which HWHY had done for Yisra’Ãl, whom over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers
He had delivered out of the hand of the of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of
Mitsrites. tens.
10 And Yithro said, “Blessed be HWHY, 22 “And they shall rightly rule the people

who has delivered you out of the hand of at all times. And it shall be that they bring
the Mitsrites and out of the hand of every great matter to you, but they them-
Pharaoh, and who has delivered the people selves rightly rule every small matter. So,
from under the hand of the Mitsrites. make it lighter for yourself, for they shall
11 “Now I know that HWHY is greater than bear with you.
all the mighty ones, indeed in the matter in 23 “If you do this word, and Elohim shall

which they acted proudly, above them.” command you, then you shall be able to
12 Then Yithro, the father-in-law of stand and all this people also go to their
Mosheh, brought a burnt offering and other place in peace.”
slaughterings unto Elohim. And Aharon 24 And Mosheh listened to the voice of his

came with all the elders of Yisra’Ãl to eat father-in-law and did all that he said.
bread with the father-in-law of Mosheh 25 And Mosheh chose able men out of all

before Elohim. Yisra’Ãl, and made them heads over the
13 And it came to be, on the next day, that people: rulers of thousands, rulers of hun-
Mosheh sat to rightly rule the people. And dreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
the people stood before Mosheh from 26 And they rightly ruled the people at all
morning until evening. times – the hard matters they brought to
14 And when the father-in-law of Mosheh Mosheh, but they rightly ruled every small
saw all that he did for the people, he said, matter themselves.
“What is this that you are doing for the 27 And Mosheh sent off his father-in-law,
people? Why do you sit by yourself, and and he went away to his own land.
all the people stand before you from morn-
ing until evening?”
15 And Mosheh said to his father-in-law, 19 In the third month after the chil-
dren of Yisra’Ãl had come out of
“Because the people come to me to seek the land of Mitsrayim, on this day they
Elohim. came to the Wilderness of Sinai.

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2 For they set out from RephiÅim, and 13 ‘Not a hand is to touch it, but he shall

had come to the Wilderness of Sinai, and certainly be stoned or shot with an arrow,
camped in the wilderness. So Yisra’Ãl whether man or beast, he shall not live.’
camped there before the mountain. When the trumpet sounds long, let them
3 And Mosheh went up to Elohim, and come near the mountain.”
HWHY called to him from the mountain, 14 And Mosheh came down from the

saying, “This is what you are to say to mountain to the people and set the people
the house of YaÈaqoÄ, and declare to the apart, and they washed their garments.
children of Yisra’Ãl: 15 And he said to the people, “Be prepared
4 ‘You have seen what I did to the by the third day. Do not come near a wife.”
Mitsrites, and how I bore you on eagles’ 16 And it came to be, on the third day in

wings and brought you to Myself. the morning, that there were thunders and
5 ‘And now, if you diligently obey My lightnings, and a thick cloud on the moun-
voice , g and shall guard My covenant, then tain. And the sound of the ram’s horn was
you shall be My treasured possession very loud, and all the people who were in
above all the peoples – for all the earth is the camp trembled.
Mine – 17 And Mosheh brought the people out of
6 ‘and you shall be to Me a reign of the camp to meet with Elohim, and they
priests and a set-apart nation.’ Those are stood at the foot of the mountain.
the words which you are to speak to the 18 And Mount Sinai was in smoke, all of

children of Yisra’Ãl.” it, because HWHY descended upon it in fire.
7 And Mosheh came and called for the And its smoke went up like the smoke of a
elders of the people, and set before them furnace, and all the mountain trembled
all these words which HWHY commanded exceedingly.
him. 19 And when the blast of the ram’s horn
8 And all the people answered together sounded long and became louder and loud-
and said, “All that HWHY has spoken we er, Mosheh spoke, and Elohim answered
shall do.” So Mosheh brought back the him by voice.
words of the people to HWHY. 20 And HWHY came down upon Mount
9 And HWHY said to Mosheh, “See, I am Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And
coming to you in the thick cloud, so that HWHY called Mosheh to the top of the
the people hear when I speak with you, mountain, and Mosheh went up.
and believe you forever.” And Mosheh 21 And HWHY said to Mosheh, “Go down,

reported the words of the people to HWHY. and warn the people, lest they break
10 And HWHY said to Mosheh, “Go to the through unto HWHY to see, and many of
people and set them apart today and tomor- them fall.
row. And they shall wash their garments, 22 “And let the priests who come near
11 and shall be prepared by the third day. HWHY set themselves apart too, lest HWHY
For on the third day HWHY shall come down break out against them.”
upon Mount Sinai before the eyes of all the 23 And Mosheh said to HWHY, “The people

people. are not able to come up to Mount Sinai, for
12 “And you shall make a border for the You warned us, saying, ‘Make a border
people all around, saying, ‘Take heed to around the mountain and set it apart.’ ”
yourselves that you do not go up to the 24 And HWHY said to him, “Come, go down

mountain or touch the border of it. and then come up, you and Aharon with
Whoever touches the mountain shall cer- you. But do not let the priests and the
tainly be put to death. people break through to come up to HWHY,

g AÄraham became the father of Yisra’Ãl, and HWHY says that he obeyed His voice (Ber. 26:5). Here, once again,
we see that it is an imperative condition to be part of His chosen people – we need to obey His voice. We see this
same condition laid down in Yn. 3:36, our Messiah being the embodiment of His Father’s voice!

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lest He break out against them.” 14 “You do not commit adultery.
25 And Mosheh went down to the people 15 “You do not steal.
and spoke to them. 16 “You do not bear false witness against

your neighbour.
20 And Elohim spoke all these Words,
saying,
2 “I am HWHY your Elohim, who brought
17 “You do not covet your neighbour’s

house, you do not covet your neighbour’s
wife, nor his male servant, nor his female
you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, or
house of slavery. whatever belongs to your neighbour.”
3 “You have no other mighty ones against 18 And all the people saw the thunders,
My face. the lightning flashes, the sound of the
4 “You do not make for yourself a carved ram’s horn, and the mountain smoking.
image, or any likeness of that which is in And the people saw it, and they trembled
the heavens above, or which is in the earth and stood at a distance,
beneath, or which is in the waters under 19 and said to Mosheh, “You speak with
the earth, us and we hear, but let not Elohim speak
5 you do not bow down to them nor serve with us, lest we die.”
them. For I, HWHY your Elohim am a jealous 20 And Mosheh said to the people, “Do
Âl, visiting the crookedness of the fathers not fear, for Elohim has come to prove
on the children to the third and fourth you, and in order that His fear be before
generations of those who hate Me, you, so that you do not sin.” j
6 but showing kindness to thousands, 21 So the people stood at a distance, but
to those who love Me and guard My Mosheh drew near the thick darkness
commands. where Elohim was.
7 “You do not bring h the Name of HWHY 22 And HWHY said to Mosheh, “Say this to
your Elohim to naught, for HWHY does not the children of Yisra’Ãl: ‘You yourselves
leave the one unpunished who brings His have seen that I have spoken to you from
Name to naught. the heavens.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to set it 23 ‘You do not make besides Me mighty
apart. ones of silver, and you do not make mighty
9 “Six days you labour, and shall do all ones of gold for yourselves.
your work, 24 ‘Make an altar of earth for Me, and you
10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath i of shall slaughter on it your burnt offerings
HWHY your Elohim. You do not do any work and your peace offerings, your sheep and
– you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your cattle. In every place where I cause
your male servant, nor your female ser- My Name to be remembered I shall come
vant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger to you and bless you.
who is within your gates. 25 ‘And if you make Me an altar of stone,
11 “For in six days HWHY made the heavens do not build it of cut stone, for if you use
and the earth, the sea, and all that is in your chisel on it, you have profaned it.
them, and rested the seventh day. 26 ‘Nor do you go up by steps to My altar,
Therefore HWHY blessed the Sabbath day lest your nakedness be exposed on it.’
and set it apart.
12 “Respect your father and your mother,

so that your days are prolonged upon the 21 “These are the right-rulings which
you are to set before them:
soil which HWHY your Elohim is giving you. 2 “When you buy a HeÄrew servant, he
13 “You do not murder. serves six years, and in the seventh he goes

h Or lift up, or take. i There are other Sabbaths, but this is the weekly Sabbath.
j The Ten Words (Commands) were given so that we know what sin is, as we also read in Rom. 3:20, Rom. 4:15
& Rom. 7:7. The Ten Words are in parallel with the fear of Elohim, in fact, almost synonymous.

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out free, for naught. one smites the other with a stone or with
3 “If he comes in by himself, he goes out his fist, and he does not die but is confined
by himself; if he comes in married, then to his bed,
his wife shall go out with him. 19 if he rises again and walks about out-
4 “If his master has given him a wife, and side with his staff, then he who smote him
she has borne him sons or daughters, the shall be innocent. He only pays for lost
wife and her children are her master’s, and time and sees to it that he is completely
he goes out by himself. healed.
5 “And if the servant truly says, ‘I love 20 “And when a man smites his male or

my master, my wife, and my children, let female servant with a rod, so that he dies
me not go out free,’ under his hand, he shall certainly be pun-
6 then his master shall bring him before ished.
Elohim, and shall bring him to the door, or 21 “But if he remains alive a day or two,

to the doorpost, and his master shall pierce he is not punished; for he is his property.
his ear with an awl. And he shall serve him 22 “And when men strive and they shall

forever. smite a pregnant woman, and her children
7 “And when a man sells his daughter to come out, yet there is no injury, he shall
be a female servant, she does not go out as certainly be punished accordingly as the
the male servants do. woman’s husband lays upon him. And he
8 “If she is displeasing in the eyes of her shall give through the judges.
master who has engaged her to himself, 23 “But if there is injury, then you shall

then he shall let her be ransomed. He shall give life for life,
have no authority to sell her to a foreign 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for

people, because of him deceiving her. hand, foot for foot,
9 “And if he has engaged her to his 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, lash

son, he is to do to her as is the right of for lash.
daughters. 26 “And when a man smites the eye of his
10 “If he takes another wife, her food, her male or female servant, and destroys it, he
covering, and her marriage rights are not to is to let him go free for the sake of his eye.
be diminished. 27 “And if he knocks out the tooth of his
11 “And if he does not do these three for male or female servant, he is to let him go
her, then she shall go out for naught, with- free for the sake of his tooth.
out silver. 28 “And when an ox gores a man or a
12 “He who strikes a man so that he dies woman to death, then the ox shall certainly
shall certainly be put to death. be stoned, and its flesh is not eaten, and the
13 “But if he did not lie in wait, but owner of the ox is innocent.
Elohim delivered him into his hand, then I 29 “However, if the ox was previously in

shall appoint for you a place where he is to the habit of goring, and its owner has been
flee. warned, and he has not kept it confined, so
14 “But when a man acts presumptuously that it has killed a man or a woman, the ox
against his neighbour, to kill him by is stoned and its owner also is put to death.
treachery, you are to take him even from 30 “If a sin-covering is laid upon him, then

My altar to die. he shall give the ransom of his life, what-
15 “And he who smites his father or his ever is laid on him.
mother shall certainly be put to death. 31 “Whether it has gored a son or gored a
16 “And he who kidnaps a man and sells daughter, according to this right-ruling it is
him, or if he is found in his hand, shall done to him.
certainly be put to death. 32 “If the ox gores a male or female ser-
17 “And he who curses his father or his vant, he is to give to their master thirty
mother shall certainly be put to death. sheqels of silver, and the ox is stoned.
18 “And when men strive together, and 33 “And when a man opens a pit, or if a

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man digs a pit and does not cover it, and an declares wrong repays double to his neigh-
ox or a donkey falls in it, bour.
34 the owner of the pit is to repay, he is to 10 “When a man gives to his neighbour a

give silver to their owner, and the dead donkey, or ox, or sheep, or any beast to
beast is his. watch over, and it dies, or is injured, or is
35 “And when the ox of a man smites the driven away while no one is looking,
ox of his neighbour and it dies, then they 11 let an oath of HWHY be between them

shall sell the live ox and divide the silver both, that he has not put his hand into his
from it, and also divide the dead ox. neighbour’s goods. And the owner of it
36 “Or if it was known that the ox was shall accept that, and he does not repay.
previously in the habit of goring, and 12 “But if it is indeed stolen from him, he

its owner has not kept it confined, he shall repays to its owner.
certainly repay ox for ox, while the dead 13 “If it is torn to pieces, then let him

beast is his. bring it for evidence, he does not repay
what was torn.
22 “When a man steals an ox or a
sheep, and shall slaughter it or sell
14 “And when a man borrows from his

neighbour, and it is injured or dies while
it, he repays five cattle for an ox and four the owner of it is not present, he shall cer-
sheep for a sheep. tainly repay.
2 “If the thief is found breaking in, and 15 “But if its owner was with it, he does

he is smitten so that he dies, there is no not repay. If it was hired, he is entitled to
guilt for his bloodshed. the hire.
3 “If the sun has risen on him, there is 16 “And when a man entices a maiden

guilt for his bloodshed, he shall certainly who is not engaged, and lies with her, he
repay. If he has not the means, then he shall certainly pay the bride-price for her
shall be sold for his theft. to be his wife.
4 “If the theft is indeed found alive in his 17 “If her father absolutely refuses to give

hand, whether it is an ox or donkey or her to him, he pays according to the bride-
sheep, he repays double. price of maidens.
5 “When a man lets a field or vineyard be 18 “Do not allow a practiser of witchcraft

grazed bare, and lets loose his livestock, to live.
and it feeds in another man’s field, he 19 “Anyone lying with a beast shall

repays from the best of his own field and certainly be put to death.
the best of his own vineyard. 20 “He who slaughters to a mighty one,
6 “When fire breaks out and spreads to except to HWHY only, is put under the ban.
thorn bushes, so that stacked grain, or 21 “Do not tread down a sojourner or

standing grain, or the field is consumed, he oppress him, for you were sojourners in
who kindled the fire shall certainly repay. the land of Mitsrayim.
7 “When a man gives silver or goods to 22 “Do not afflict any widow or fatherless

his neighbour to guard, and it is stolen out child.
of the man’s house, if the thief is found, he 23 “If you do afflict them at all – if they

repays double. cry out to Me at all, I shall certainly hear
8 “If the thief is not found, then the their cry,
master of the house shall be brought before 24 and My wrath shall burn and I shall

Elohim to see whether he has put his hand slay you with the sword, your wives shall
into his neighbour’s goods. be widows and your children fatherless.
9 “For every matter of transgression, for 25 “If you do lend silver to any of My peo-

ox, for donkey, for sheep, for garment, or ple, the poor among you, you are not to be
for whatever is lost which another claims like one that lends on interest to him. Do
to be his, let the matter of them both come not lay interest on him.
before Elohim. And whomever Elohim 26 “If you take your neighbour’s garment

81 SHEMOTH 23

as a pledge at all, you are to return it to him land, and shall gather its increase,
before the sun goes down. 11 but the seventh year you are to let it
27 “For that is his only covering, it is his rest, and shall leave it, and the poor of your
garment for his skin. What does he sleep people shall eat. And what they leave, the
in? And it shall be that when he cries to beasts of the field eat. Do the same with
Me, I shall hear, for I show favour. your vineyard and your oliveyard.
28 “Do not revile Elohim, nor curse a ruler 12 “Six days you are to do your work, and

of your people. on the seventh day you rest, in order that
29 “Do not delay giving your harvest and your ox and your donkey might rest, and
your vintage. Give Me the first-born of the son of your female servant and the
your sons. sojourner be refreshed.
30 “Likewise you are to do with your 13 “And in all that I have said to you take

oxen, with your sheep. It is to be with its heed. And make no mention of the name
mother seven days. On the eighth day you of other mighty ones, k let it not be heard
give it to Me. from your mouth.
31 “And you are set-apart men to Me, and 14 “Three l times in the year you are to

you do not eat any meat which is torn to observe a festival to Me:
pieces in the field, you throw it to the dogs. 15 “Guard the Festival of Unleavened

Bread. Seven days you eat unleavened
23 “Do not bring a false report. Do
not put your hand with the wrong
bread, as I commanded you, at the time
appointed in the month of AÄiÄ – for in it
to be a malicious witness. you came out of Mitsrayim – and do not
2 “Do not follow a crowd to do evil, nor appear before Me empty-handed;
bear witness in a strife so as to turn aside 16 and the Festival of the Harvest, the

after many, to turn aside what is right. first-fruits of your labours which you have
3 “And do not favour a poor man in his sown in the field; and the Festival of the
strife. Ingathering at the outgoing of the year,
4 “When you meet your enemy’s ox or when you have gathered in the fruit of your
his donkey going astray, you shall certainly labours from the field.
return it to him. 17 “Three times in the year all your males
5 “When you see the donkey of him who are to appear before the Master HWHY.
hates you lying under its burden, you shall 18 “Do not offer the blood of My slaugh-

refrain from leaving it to him, you shall tering with leavened bread, and the fat of
certainly help him. My offering shall not remain until morn-
6 “Do not turn aside the right-ruling of ing.
your poor in his strife. 19 “Bring the first of the first-fruits of
7 “Keep yourself far from a false matter, your land into the House of HWHY your
and do not kill the innocent and the right- Elohim. Do not cook a young goat in its
eous, for I do not declare the wrong right. mother’s milk.
8 “And do not take a bribe, for a bribe 20 “See, I am sending a Messenger before

blinds the seeing one and twists the words you to guard you in the way and to bring
of the righteous. you into the place which I have prepared.
9 “And do not oppress a sojourner, as you 21 “Be on guard before Him and obey His

yourselves know the heart of a sojourner, voice. Do not rebel against Him, for He is
because you were sojourners in the land of not going to pardon your transgression, for
Mitsrayim. My Name is in Him.
10 “And for six years you are to sow your 22 “But if you diligently obey His voice m

k This is part of the so-called Covenant Law, and is further proof that the Chosen People need to be set apart, and
their language too. l The Festivals of HWHY are grouped in three, for three different times of the year.
m Again the necessity of obeying His voice is emphasised.

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and shall do all that I speak, then I shall be Yisra’Ãl, and you shall bow yourselves
an enemy to your enemies and a distresser from a distance.
to those who distress you. 2 “But Mosheh shall draw near to HWHY
23 “For My Messenger shall go before you by himself, and let them not draw near, nor
and shall bring you in to the Amorites and let the people go up with him.”
the Àittites and the Perizzites and the 3 And Mosheh came and related to the

KenaÈanites and the Àiwwites and the people all the Words of HWHY and all the
YeÄusites, and I shall cut them off. right-rulings. And all the people answered
24 “Do not bow down to their mighty with one voice and said, “All the Words
ones, nor serve them, nor do according to which HWHY has spoken we shall do.”
their works, but without fail overthrow 4 And Mosheh wrote down all the Words

them and without fail break down their of HWHY, and rose up early in the morning,
pillars. and built an altar at the foot of the moun-
25 “And you shall serve HWHY your tain, and twelve standing columns for the
Elohim, and He shall bless your bread and twelve tribes of Yisra’Ãl.
your water. And I shall remove sickness 5 And he sent young men of the children

from your midst. of Yisra’Ãl, and they offered burnt offer-
26 “None shall miscarry or be barren in ings and slaughtered peace slaughterings
your land. I shall fill the number of your of bulls to HWHY.
days. 6 And Mosheh took half the blood and
27 “I shall send My fear before you, and put it in basins, and half the blood he sprin-
cause confusion among all the people to kled on the altar.
whom you come, and make all your ene- 7 And he took the Book of the Covenant

mies turn their backs to you. and read in the hearing of the people. And
28 “And I shall send hornets before you, they said, “All that HWHY has spoken we
which shall drive out the Àiwwite, the shall do, and obey.”
KenaÈanite, and the Àittite from before 8 And Mosheh took the blood and sprin-

you. kled it on the people, and said, “See, the
29 “I shall not drive them out from before blood of the covenant which HWHY has
you in one year, lest the land become a made with you concerning all these
waste and the beast of the field become too Words.”
numerous for you. 9 And Mosheh went up, also Aharon,
30 “Little by little I shall drive them out NaÅaÄ, and AÄihu, and seventy of the
from before you, until you have increased, elders of Yisra’Ãl,
and you inherit the land. 10 and they saw the Elohim of Yisra’Ãl,
31 “And I shall set your border from the and under His feet like a paved work of
Sea of Reeds to the Sea of the Philistines, sapphire stone, and like the heavens for
and from the wilderness to the River, for I brightness.
shall give the inhabitants of the land into 11 Yet He did not stretch out His hand

your hand, and you shall drive them out against the chiefs of the children of
before you. Yisra’Ãl! And they saw Elohim, and they
32 “Do not make a covenant with them nor ate and drank.
with their mighty ones. 12 And HWHY said to Mosheh, “Come up to
33 “Let them not dwell in your land, lest Me on the mountain and be there, while I
they make you sin against Me when you give you tablets of stone, and the Torah
serve their mighty ones, when it becomes a and the command which I have written, to
snare to you.” teach them.”
13 And Mosheh arose with his assistant

24 And to Mosheh He said, “Come up
to HWHY, you and Aharon, NaÅaÄ
Yehoshua, and Mosheh went up to the
mountain of Elohim.
and AÄihu, and seventy of the elders of 14 And he said to the elders, “Wait here

83 SHEMOTH 25

for us until we come back to you. And see, rings on one side, and two rings on the
Aharon and Àur are with you. Whoever other side.
has matters, let him go to them.” 13 “And you shall make poles of acacia
15 And Mosheh went up into the moun- wood, and overlay them with gold,
tain, and a cloud covered the mountain. 14 and shall put the poles into the rings on
16 And the esteem of HWHY dwelt on the sides of the ark, to lift up the ark by
Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for them.
six days. And on the seventh day He called 15 “The poles are in the rings of the ark,

to Mosheh out of the midst of the cloud. they are not taken from it.
17 And the appearance of the esteem of 16 “And into the ark you shall put the

HWHY was like a consuming fire on the top Witness which I give you.
of the mountain, before the eyes of the 17 “And you shall make a lid of atonement

children of Yisra’Ãl. of clean gold, two and a half cubits long
18 And Mosheh went into the midst of the and a cubit and a half wide.
cloud and went up into the mountain. And 18 “And you shall make two keruÄim of

it came to be that Mosheh was on the gold, make them of beaten work, at the two
mountain forty days and forty nights. ends of the lid of atonement.
19 “And make one keruÄ at one end, and

25 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl,
the other keruÄ at the other end. Make the
keruÄim from the lid of atonement, at its
that they take up a contribution for Me. two ends.
From everyone whose heart moves him 20 “And the keruÄim shall be spreading

you shall take up My contribution. out their wings above, covering the lid of
3 “And this is the contribution which you atonement with their wings, with their
take up from them: gold, and silver, and faces toward each other, the faces of the
bronze, keruÄim turned toward the lid of atone-
4 and blue and purple and scarlet materi- ment.
al, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, 21 “And you shall put the lid of atonement
5 and rams’ skins dyed red, and fine on top of the ark, and put into the ark the
leather, and acacia wood, Witness which I give you.
6 oil for the light, spices for the anointing 22 “And I shall meet with you there, and

oil and for the sweet incense, from above the lid of atonement, from
7 shoham stones, and stones to be set in between the two keruÄim which are on the
the shoulder garment and in the breast- ark of the Witness, I shall speak to you all
plate. that which I command you concerning the
8 “And they shall make Me a Set-apart children of Yisra’Ãl.
Place, and I shall dwell in their midst. 23 “And you shall make a table of acacia
9 “According to all that I show you – the wood two cubits long, a cubit wide, and a
pattern of the Dwelling Place and the pat- cubit and a half high.
tern of all its furnishings – make it exactly 24 “And you shall overlay it with clean

so. gold, and shall make a moulding of gold
10 “And they shall make an ark of acacia all around,
wood two and a half cubits long, a cubit 25 and shall make for it a rim of a hand-

and a half wide, and a cubit and a half breadth all around, and shall make a gold
high. moulding for the rim all around.
11 “And you shall overlay it with clean 26 “And you shall make for it four rings of

gold, inside and outside you shall overlay gold, and put the rings on the four corners
it. And you shall make on it a moulding of that are at its four legs.
gold all around. 27 “The rings are close to the rim, as hold-
12 “And you shall cast four rings of gold ers for the poles to lift the table.
for it, and put them in its four corners, two 28 “And you shall make the poles of

SHEMOTH 25 84

acacia wood, and overlay them with gold, four cubits, all the curtains having one
and the table shall be lifted with them. measure.
29 “And you shall make its dishes, and its 3 “Five curtains are joined to each other,

ladles, and its jars, and its bowls for pour- and five curtains are joined to each other.
ing. Make them of clean gold. 4 “And you shall make loops of blue on
30 “And you shall put the showbread on the edge of the end curtain on one set, and
the table before Me, continually. do the same on the edge of the end curtain
31 “And you shall make a lampstand of of the second set.
clean gold – the lampstand is made of beat- 5 “Make fifty loops in the one curtain and

en work. Its base and its shaft, its cups, its make fifty loops on the edge of the end
ornamental knobs and blossoms are from curtain of the second set, the loops being
it, opposite to each other.
32 and six branches shall come out of its 6 “And you shall make fifty hooks of

sides: three branches of the lampstand out gold, and shall join the curtains together
of one side, and three branches of the with the hooks, and the Dwelling Place
lampstand out of the other side; shall be one.
33 three cups made like almond flowers on 7 “And you shall make curtains of goats’

one branch, with ornamental knob and hair, for a tent over the Dwelling Place,
blossom, and three cups made like almond make eleven curtains.
flowers on the other branch, with orna- 8 “The length of each curtain is thirty

mental knob and blossom – so for the six cubits, and the width of each curtain four
branches coming out of the lampstand. cubits, one measure to the eleven curtains.
34 “And on the lampstand itself are four 9 “And you shall join the five curtains by

cups made like almond flowers, with themselves, and the six curtains by them-
ornamental knob and blossom, selves, and you shall double over the six
35 and a knob under the first two branches curtains at the front of the Tent.
of the same, and a knob under the second 10 “And you shall make fifty loops on the

two branches of the same, and a knob edge of the curtain that is outermost in one
under the third two branches of the same, set, and fifty loops on the edge of the
according to the six branches coming out curtain of the second set.
of the lampstand. 11 “And you shall make fifty bronze
36 “Their knobs and their branches are of hooks, and put the hooks into the loops,
the same – all of it one beaten work of and join the tent together, and it shall be
clean gold. one.
37 “And you shall make seven lamps for 12 “And the overlapping part of the rest of

it, and they shall mount its lamps so that the curtains of the Tent, the half curtain
they give light in front of it. that remains, shall hang over the back of
38 “And its snuffers and their trays are of the Dwelling Place.
clean gold. 13 “And a cubit on one side and a cubit on
39 “It is made of a talent of clean gold, the other side, of what remains of the
with all these utensils. length of the curtains of the Tent, is to hang
40 “So see, and do according to the pattern over the sides of the Dwelling Place, on
which was shown to you on the mountain. this side and on that side, to cover it.
14 “And you shall make a covering of ram

26 “And make the Dwelling Place
with ten curtains of fine woven
skins dyed red for the Tent, and a covering
of fine leather above that.
linen and blue and purple and scarlet mate- 15 “And for the Dwelling Place you shall

rial. Make them, with keruÄim, the work make the boards of acacia wood, standing
of a skilled workman. up.
2 “The length of each curtain is twenty- 16 “Ten cubits is the length of a board, and

eight cubits, and the width of each curtain a cubit and a half the width of each board,

85 SHEMOTH 27

17 two tenons in each board for binding hooks, and shall bring the ark of the
one to another. Do the same for all the Witness there, behind the veil. And the
boards of the Dwelling Place. veil shall make a separation for you
18 “And you shall make the boards for the between the Set-apart and the Most Set-
Dwelling Place, twenty boards for the apart Place.
south side, 34 “And you shall put the lid of atonement
19 and make forty sockets of silver under upon the ark of the Witness in the Most
the twenty boards, two sockets under each Set-apart Place.
of the boards for its two tenons. 35 “And you shall set the table outside the
20 “And for the second side of the veil, and the lampstand opposite the table
Dwelling Place, on the north side, twenty on the side of the Dwelling Place toward
boards, the south, and put the table on the north
21 and their forty sockets of silver, two side.
sockets under each of the boards. 36 “And you shall make a covering for
22 “And for the extreme parts of the the door of the Tent, of blue and purple and
Dwelling Place, westward, make six scarlet material, and fine woven linen,
boards, made by a weaver.
23 and make two boards for the two back 37 “And you shall make for the covering

corners of the Dwelling Place. five columns of acacia wood, and overlay
24 “And they are double beneath and simi- them with gold, their hooks of gold, and
larly they are complete to the top, to the you shall cast five sockets of bronze for
one ring. So it is for both of them, they are them.
for the two corners.
25 “And they shall be eight boards, and

their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets – 27 “And you shall make an altar of
acacia wood, five cubits long and
two sockets under the one board, and two five cubits wide – the altar is square – and
sockets under the other board. its height three cubits.
26 “And you shall make bars of acacia 2 “And you shall make its horns on its

wood, five for the boards on one side of four corners, its horns are of the same. And
the Dwelling Place, you shall overlay it with bronze.
27 and five bars for the boards on the other 3 “And you shall make its pots to receive

side of the Dwelling Place, and five bars its ashes, and its shovels and its basins and
for the boards of the side of the Dwelling its forks and its fire holders. Make all its
Place, for the extreme parts westward, utensils of bronze.
28 with the middle bar in the midst of the 4 “And you shall make a grating for it, a

boards, going through from end to end. bronze network, and shall make on the net-
29 “And overlay the boards with gold, and work four bronze rings at its four corners,
make their rings of gold as holders for the 5 and shall put it under the rim of the

bars, and overlay the bars with gold. altar beneath, so that the network is
30 “And you shall raise up the Dwelling halfway up the altar.
Place according to its pattern which you 6 “And you shall make poles for the altar,

were shown on the mountain. poles of acacia wood, and shall overlay
31 “And you shall make a veil of blue and them with bronze.
purple and scarlet material, and fine 7 “And the poles shall be put in the rings,

woven linen, the work of a skilled work- and the poles shall be on the two sides of
man, made with keruÄim. the altar for lifting it.
32 “And you shall put it on the four 8 “Make it hollow with boards. As it was

columns of acacia wood overlaid with shown to you on the mountain, so they are
gold, their hooks of gold, upon four sock- to make it.
ets of silver. 9 “And you shall make the courtyard of
33 “And you shall hang the veil from the the Dwelling Place: for the south side

SHEMOTH 27 86

screens for the courtyard made of fine serving as priest to Me: Aharon, NaÅaÄ
woven linen, one hundred cubits long for and AÄihu, ElÈazar and Ithamar, the sons of
one side, Aharon.
10 and its twenty columns and their twenty 2 “And you shall make set-apart gar-

sockets of bronze, the hooks of the ments for Aharon your brother, for esteem
columns and their bands of silver, and for comeliness.
11 and so for the north side in length, 3 “And you, speak to all the wise of

screens one hundred cubits long, with its heart, whom I have filled with a spirit of
twenty columns and their twenty sockets wisdom, and they shall make the garments
of bronze, and the hooks of the columns of Aharon, to set him apart, for him to
and their bands of silver. serve as priest to Me.
12 “And the width of the courtyard on the 4 “And these are the garments which they

west side screens of fifty cubits, with their make: a breastplate, a shoulder garment, a
ten columns and their ten sockets. robe, an embroidered long shirt, a turban,
13 “And the width of the courtyard on the and a girdle. And they shall make set-apart
east side fifty cubits. garments for Aharon your brother and his
14 “And the screens on one side of the sons, for him to serve as priest to Me.
gate fifteen cubits, with their three 5 “And they shall take the gold, and the

columns and their three sockets. blue and the purple and the scarlet materi-
15 “And on the other side screens of al, and the fine linen,
fifteen cubits, with their three columns and 6 and shall make the shoulder garment of

their three sockets. gold, of blue and purple and scarlet materi-
16 “And for the gate of the courtyard a al, and fine woven linen, the work of a
covering twenty cubits long, of blue and skilled workman.
purple and scarlet material, and fine 7 “It is to have two shoulder pieces

woven linen, made by a weaver – four joined at its two edges, and so it is joined
columns and four sockets. together.
17 “All the columns around the courtyard 8 “And the embroidered band of the

have bands of silver, their hooks silver and shoulder garment, which is on it, is of the
their sockets bronze. same workmanship, made of gold, of blue
18 “The length of the courtyard is one and purple and scarlet material, and fine
hundred cubits, and the width fifty by fifty, woven linen.
and the height five cubits, woven of fine 9 “And you shall take two shoham stones

linen thread, and its sockets of bronze. and engrave on them the names of the sons
19 “All the utensils of the Dwelling Place of Yisra’Ãl,
for all its service, all its pegs, and all the 10 six of their names on one stone, and the

pegs of the courtyard, are bronze. remaining six names on the other stone,
20 “And you, you are to command the according to their birth.
children of Yisra’Ãl to bring you clear oil 11 “With the work of an engraver in stone,

of pressed olives for the light, to cause the like the engravings of a signet, engrave the
lamp to burn continually. two stones with the names of the sons of
21 “In the Tent of Meeting, outside the Yisra’Ãl. Set them in settings of gold.
veil which is before the Witness, Aharon 12 “And you shall put the two stones

and his sons are to tend it from evening on the shoulder pieces of the shoulder
until morning before HWHY – a law forever garment as stones of remembrance for the
to their generations, from the children of sons of Yisra’Ãl. And Aharon shall bear
Yisra’Ãl. their names before HWHY on his two shoul-
ders, for a remembrance.
28 “And you, bring near Aharon your
brother and his sons with him,
13 “And you shall make settings of gold,
14 and two chains of clean gold like braid-

from among the children of Yisra’Ãl, for ed cords, and fasten the braided chains to

87 SHEMOTH 28

the settings. 29 “And Aharon shall bear the names of
15 “And you shall make a breastplate of the sons of Yisra’Ãl on the breastplate of
right-ruling, a work of a skilled workman, right-ruling over his heart, when he goes
like the work of the shoulder garment. into the set-apart place, for a remembrance
Make it of gold, of blue and purple and before HWHY, continually.
scarlet material, and fine woven linen. 30 “And into the breastplate of right-ruling
16 “It is square, doubled, a span its length, you shall put the Urim and the Tummim,
and a span its width. and they shall be on the heart of Aharon
17 “And you shall put settings of stones in when he goes in before HWHY. And Aharon
it, four rows of stones: The first row is a shall bear the right-ruling of the children
ruby, a topaz, and an emerald; of Yisra’Ãl on his heart before HWHY, con-
18 and the second row is a turquoise, a tinually.
sapphire, and a diamond; 31 “And you shall make the robe of the
19 and the third row is a jacinth, an agate, shoulder garment all of blue.
and an amethyst; 32 “And the opening for his head shall be
20 and the fourth row is a beryl, and a in the middle of it, a woven binding all
shoham, and a jasper. They are set in gold around its opening, like the opening in a
settings. scaled armour, so that it does not tear.
21 “And the stones are according to the 33 “And on its hem you shall make pome-

names of the sons of Yisra’Ãl, twelve granates of blue and purple and scarlet
according to their names, like the engrav- material, all around its hem, and bells of
ings of a signet, each one with its own gold between them all around:
name, for the twelve tribes. 34 a golden bell and a pomegranate, a
22 “And you shall make braided chains of golden bell and a pomegranate, on the hem
corded work for the breastplate at the end, of the robe all around.
of clean gold. 35 “And it shall be upon Aharon to attend
23 “And you shall make two rings of gold in, and its sound shall be heard when he
for the breastplate, and shall put the two goes into the set-apart place before HWHY
rings on the two ends of the breastplate. and when he comes out, so that he does not
24 “And you shall put the two cords of die.
gold in the two rings which are on the ends 36 “And you shall make a plate of clean

of the breastplate, gold and engrave on it, like the engraving
25 and the other two ends of the two cords of a signet: SET-APARTNESS TO HWHY.
you fasten to the two settings, and put 37 “And you shall put it on a blue cord,

them on the shoulder pieces of the shoul- and it shall be on the turban – it is to be on
der garment in the front. the front of the turban.
26 “And you shall make two rings of gold, 38 “And it shall be on the forehead of

and shall put them on the two ends of the Aharon, and Aharon shall bear the guilt of
breastplate, on the edge of it, which is on the set-apart gifts which the children of
the inner side of the shoulder garment. Yisra’Ãl set apart in all their set-apart gifts.
27 “And you shall make two rings of gold, And it shall always be on his forehead, for
and put them on the two shoulder pieces, acceptance for them before HWHY.
underneath the shoulder garment, on the 39 “And you shall weave the long shirt of

front of it, close to the seam above the fine linen, and shall make the turban of
embroidered band of the shoulder garment, fine linen, and you shall make the girdle of
28 and they bind the breastplate by means woven work.
of its rings to the rings of the shoulder 40 “And make long shirts for Aharon’s

garment, using a blue cord, so that it is sons. And you shall make girdles for them,
above the embroidered band of the shoul- and you shall make turbans for them, for
der garment, so that the breastplate does esteem and comeliness.
not come loose from the shoulder garment. 41 “And you shall put them on Aharon

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your brother and on his sons with him, and before HWHY, by the door of the Tent of
shall anoint them, and shall ordain them, Meeting,
and shall set them apart, and they shall 12 and take some of the blood of the bull
serve as priests to Me. and put it on the horns of the altar with
42 “And make linen trousers for them, to
your finger, and pour all the blood beside
cover their nakedness, reaching from the the base of the altar.
waist to the thighs. 13 “And you shall take all the fat that
43 “And they shall be on Aharon and on
covers the entrails, and the appendage on
his sons when they come into the Tent of the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat
Meeting, or when they come near the altar that is on them, and burn them on the altar.
to attend in the Set-apart Place, so that they 14 “But the flesh of the bull, and its skin
do not bear crookedness and die – a law and its dung, you shall burn with fire out-
forever to him, and to his seed after him. side the camp. It is a sin offering.
15 “And take one ram, and Aharon and his

29 “And this is the task you shall do
to them to set them apart to serve
sons shall lay their hands on the head of
the ram,
Me as priests: Take one young bull and 16 and you shall slaughter the ram, and
two rams, perfect ones, you shall take its blood and sprinkle it all
2 and unleavened bread, and unleavened
around on the altar.
cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened 17 “And cut the ram in pieces, and wash
wafers anointed with oil – make these of its entrails and its legs, and place them
wheat flour. upon its pieces and on its head.
3 “And you shall put them in one basket 18 “And you shall burn the entire ram on
and bring them in the basket, along with the altar. It is a burnt offering to HWHY, it is
the bull and the two rams. a sweet fragrance, an offering made by fire
4 “Then you shall bring Aharon and his
to HWHY.
sons to the door of the Tent of Meeting, 19 “And you shall take the second ram,
and wash them with water. and Aharon and his sons shall lay their
5 “And you shall take the garments, and
hands on the head of the ram,
shall put on Aharon the long shirt, and the 20 and you shall slaughter the ram, and
robe of the shoulder garment, and the take some of its blood and put it on the tip
shoulder garment, and the breastplate, and of the right ear of Aharon and on the tip of
shall gird him with the embroidered band the right ear of his sons, on the thumb of
of the shoulder garment, their right hand and on the big toe of their
6 and shall put the turban on his head, right foot, and sprinkle the blood all
and shall put the set-apart sign of dedica- around on the altar.
tion on the turban, 21 “And you shall take some of the blood
7 and shall take the anointing oil, and that is on the altar, and some of the anoint-
pour it on his head and anoint him. ing oil, and sprinkle it on Aharon and on
8 “Then you shall bring his sons and put his garments, on his sons and on the gar-
long shirts on them, ments of his sons with him. And he and his
9 and shall gird them with girdles – garments shall be set-apart, and his sons
Aharon and his sons – and put the turbans and the garments of his sons with him.
on them. And the priesthood shall be theirs 22 “And you shall take the fat of the ram,
for an everlasting law. So you shall ordain and the fat tail, and the fat that covers the
Aharon and his sons. entrails, and the appendage on the liver,
10 “And you shall bring near the bull and the two kidneys and the fat on them,
before the Tent of Meeting, and Aharon and the right thigh – it is for a ram of ordi-
and his sons shall lay their hands on the nation –
head of the bull. 23 and one loaf of bread, and one cake
11 “And you shall slaughter the bull made with oil, and one thin cake from the

89 SHEMOTH 30

basket of the unleavened bread that is offering for atonement. And you shall
before HWHY. cleanse the altar when you make atone-
24 “And you shall put all these in the ment for it, and you shall anoint it to set it
hands of Aharon and in the hands of his apart.
sons, and you shall wave them – a wave 37 “For seven days you shall make atone-

offering before HWHY. ment for the altar, and set it apart. And the
25 “Then you shall take them from their altar shall be most set-apart – whatever
hands and burn them on the altar as a burnt touches the altar is to be set-apart.
offering, as a sweet fragrance before HWHY. 38 “And this is what you prepare on the

It is an offering made by fire to HWHY. altar: two lambs, a year old, daily, continu-
26 “And you shall take the breast of the ally.
ram of Aharon’s ordination and wave it – a 39 “Prepare the one lamb in the morning,

wave offering before HWHY, and it shall be and the other lamb you prepare between
your portion. the evenings,
27 “And from the ram of ordination you 40 and one-tenth of an Ãphah of flour

shall set apart the breast of the wave offer- mixed with one-fourth of a hin of pressed
ing which is waved, and the thigh of the oil, and one-fourth of a hin of wine as a
contribution which is raised, of that which drink offering, with the one lamb.
is for Aharon and of that which is for his 41 “And prepare the other lamb between

sons. the evenings. And with it prepare the grain
28 “And it shall be from the children of offering and the drink offering, as in the
Yisra’Ãl for Aharon and his sons by a law morning, for a sweet fragrance, an offering
forever, for it is a contribution. And it is a made by fire to HWHY –
contribution from the children of Yisra’Ãl 42 a continual burnt offering for your gen-

from their peace offerings – their contribu- erations at the door of the Tent of Meeting
tion to HWHY. before HWHY, where I shall meet with you to
29 “And the set-apart garments of Aharon speak with you.
are for his sons after him, to be anointed in 43 “And there I shall meet with the

them and to be ordained in them. children of Yisra’Ãl, and it shall be set
30 “The priest from his sons in his place, apart by My esteem.
puts them on for seven days, when he 44 “And I shall set apart the Tent of

enters the Tent of Meeting to attend in the Meeting and the altar. And Aharon and his
set-apart place. sons I set apart to serve as priests to Me.
31 “And take the ram of ordination and 45 “And I shall dwell in the midst of the

cook its flesh in a set-apart place. children of Yisra’Ãl and shall be their
32 “And Aharon and his sons shall eat the Elohim.
flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the 46 “And they shall know that I am HWHY

basket, by the door of the Tent of Meeting, their Elohim, who brought them up out of
33 and they shall eat those offerings with the land of Mitsrayim, to dwell in their
which the atonement was made, to ordain midst. I am HWHY their Elohim.
them, to set them apart. But let a stranger
not eat them, because they are set-apart.
34 “And if any of the flesh of the ordina- 30 “And you shall make an altar to
burn incense on, make it of acacia
tion offerings, or of the bread, be left over wood,
until the morning, then you shall burn up 2 a cubit long and a cubit wide – it is a

what is left over. It is not eaten, because it square – and two cubits high, its horns of
is set-apart. the same.
35 “And so you shall do to Aharon and his 3 “And you shall overlay its top, and its

sons, according to all I have commanded sides all around, and its horns with clean
you. Seven days you shall ordain them, gold. And you shall make for it a moulding
36 and prepare a bull each day as a sin of gold all around.

SHEMOTH 30 90

4 “And make two gold rings for it, under 17 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
the moulding on both its sides. Make them 18 “And you shall make a basin of bronze,
on its two sides, and they shall be holders with its stand also of bronze, for washing.
for the poles to lift it with. And you shall put it between the Tent of
5 “And you shall make the poles of
Meeting and the altar, and shall put water
acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. in it.
6 “And you shall put it before the veil 19 “And Aharon and his sons shall wash
that is before the ark of the Witness, before from it their hands and their feet.
the lid of atonement that is over the 20 “When they go into the Tent of
Witness, where I am to meet with you. Meeting, or when they come near the altar
7 “And Aharon shall burn on it sweet
to attend, to burn an offering made by fire
incense, morning by morning. As he tends to HWHY, they wash with water, lest they
the lamps, he shall burn incense on it. die.
8 “And when Aharon lights the lamps 21 “And they shall wash their hands and
between the evenings, he shall burn incense their feet, lest they die. And it shall be a
on it – a continual incense before HWHY law forever to them, to him and his seed
throughout your generations. throughout their generations.”
9 “Do not offer strange incense on it, or a 22 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
burnt offering, or a grain offering, and do 23 “And take for yourself choice spices,
not pour a drink offering on it. five hundred sheqels of liquid myrrh, and
10 “And Aharon shall make atonement
half as much – two hundred and fifty – of
upon its horns once a year with the blood sweet-smelling cinnamon, and two hun-
of the sin offering of atonement – once a dred and fifty of sweet-smelling cane,
year he makes atonement upon it through- 24 and five hundred of cassia, according to
out your generations. It is most set-apart the sheqel of the set-apart place, and a hin
to HWHY.” of olive oil.
11 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying, 25 “And you shall make from these a set-
12 “When you take the census of the chil- apart anointing oil, a compound, blended,
dren of Yisra’Ãl, to register them, then each the work of a perfumer. It is a set-apart
one shall give an atonement for his life to anointing oil.
HWHY, when you register them, so that there 26 “And with it you shall anoint the Tent
is no plague among them when you regis- of Meeting and the ark of the Witness,
ter them. 27 and the table and all its utensils, and the
13 “Everyone among those who are regis- lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of
tered is to give this: half a sheqel according incense,
to the sheqel of the set-apart place, twenty 28 and the altar of burnt offering with all
gÃrahs being a sheqel. The half-sheqel is its utensils, and the basin and its stand.
the contribution to HWHY. 29 “And you shall set them apart, and they
14 “Everyone passing over to be regis- shall be most set-apart. Whatever touches
tered, from twenty years old and above, them is to be set-apart.
gives a contribution to HWHY. 30 “And you shall anoint Aharon and his
15 “The rich does not give more and the sons, and set them apart, to serve as priests
poor does not give less than half a sheqel, to Me.
when you give a contribution to HWHY, 31 “And speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl,
to make atonement for yourselves. saying, ‘This is a set-apart anointing oil to
16 “And you shall take the silver for the Me throughout your generations.
atonement from the children of Yisra’Ãl, 32 ‘It shall not be poured on the flesh of a

and give it for the service of the Tent of man, and make no other like it, according
Meeting. And it shall be to the children of to its composition. It is set-apart, it is set-
Yisra’Ãl for a remembrance before HWHY, apart to you.
to make atonement for yourselves.” 33 ‘Whoever compounds any like it, or

91 SHEMOTH 32

whoever puts any of it on a stranger, shall 11 and the anointing oil and sweet incense

be cut off from his people.’ ” for the Set-apart Place. According to all
34 And HWHY said to Mosheh, “Take sweet that I have commanded you, they are to
spices, fragrant gum and cinnamon and do.”
galbanam, and clear frankincense with 12 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,

these sweet spices, all in equal amounts. 13 “And you, speak to the children of
35 “Then you shall make of these an Yisra’Ãl, saying, ‘My Sabbaths you are to
incense, a compound, work of a perfumer, guard, by all means, for it is a sign n
salted, clean, set-apart. between Me and you throughout your
36 “And you shall beat some of it very generations, to know that I, HWHY, am
fine, and put some of it before the Witness setting you apart.
in the Tent of Meeting where I meet with 14 ‘And you shall guard the Sabbath, for it

you, it is most set-apart to you. is set-apart to you. Everyone who profanes
37 “And the incense which you make, do it shall certainly be put to death, for any-
not make any for yourselves, according to one who does work on it, that being shall
its composition, it is set-apart to you for be cut off from among his people.
HWHY. 15 ‘Six days work is done, and on the
38 “Whoever makes any like it, to smell it, seventh is a Sabbath of rest, set-apart to
he shall be cut off from his people.” HWHY. Everyone doing work on the Sabbath
day shall certainly be put to death.
31 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
2 “See, I have called by name
16 ‘And the children of Yisra’Ãl shall

guard the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath
Betsal’Ãl son of Uri, son of Àur, of the throughout their generations as an everlast-
tribe of YehuÅah, ing covenant.
3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of 17 ‘Between Me and the children of Yis-
Elohim in wisdom, and in understanding, ra’Ãl it is a sign forever. For in six days
and in knowledge, and in all work, HWHY made the heavens and the earth, and
4 to make designs for work in gold, and on the seventh day He rested and was
in silver, and in bronze, refreshed.’ ”
5 and in cutting stones for setting, and in 18 And when He had ended speaking with
carving wood, and to work in all work. him on Mount Sinai, He gave Mosheh two
6 “And I, look I have appointed with him tablets of the Witness, tablets of stone,
OholiaÄ son of AÁisama¿, of the tribe of written with the finger of Elohim.
Dan. And I have put wisdom in the hearts
of everyone who is wise-hearted, and they
shall make all that I have commanded you:
7 the Tent of Meeting, and the ark of the
32 And when the people saw that
Mosheh was so long in coming
down from the mountain, the people gath-
Witness and the lid of atonement that is on ered together to Aharon, and said to him,
it, and all the utensils of the Tent, “Arise, make us mighty ones who go
8 and the table and its utensils, and the before us. For this Mosheh, the man who
clean gold lampstand with all its utensils, brought us up out of the land of Mitsrayim,
and the altar of incense, we do not know what has become of him.”
9 and the altar of burnt offering with all 2 And Aharon said to them, “Take off the

its utensils, and the basin and its stand, golden earrings which are in the ears of
10 and the woven garments, and the set- your wives, your sons, and your daughters,
apart garments for Aharon the priest and and bring them to me.”
the garments of his sons, for serving as 3 “And all the people took off the golden

priests, earrings which were in their ears, and

nThe only sign of HWHY setting us apart, the only sign of the everlasting covenant, is His Sabbaths, one of them
being the seventh day Sabbath. This is repeated in YeÁezqÃl 20:12 & 20.

” 8 “They have turned aside quickly out of 19 And it came to be. and to consume Mitsrayim. “What did them and I make of you a great nation. and this Yisra’Ãl. ‘Whoever has from this evil to Your people. that it is in evil. . but the ed themselves. why does Your 22 And Aharon said. might burn against them and I consume 21 And Mosheh said to Aharon. to heavens. let them take it off. and I threw it into the fire. and dancing. and said. YitsÁaq. the land of Mitsrayim!’ ” 20 And he took the calf which they had 9 And HWHY said to Mosheh. we do not know what has them from the face of the earth’? Turn become of him. he formed it with an engraving tool. and He said He would do to His people. with great power and with a strong hand? 23 “And they said to me. spoken of I give to your seed. And they said. Your servants. and ones who go before us. written on the 5 And Aharon saw and built an altar one and on the other. sound of singing that I hear. and ground this people.” swore by Yourself. and said. that he saw the calf and the have made themselves a moulded calf. before it. ‘Make us mighty 12 “Why should the Mitsrites speak. 14 And HWHY relented from the evil which 4 And he took this from their hand. let Me alone.’ And they gave it 13 “Remember AÄraham.SHEMOTH 32 92 brought them to Aharon. and they 26 And Mosheh stood in the entrance of shall inherit it forever. O Yisra’Ãl. and see. that My wrath Yisra’Ãl drink it. “HWHY. and offered burnt offerings.” this people do to you that you have brought 11 But Mosheh pleaded with HWHY his so great a sin upon them?” Elohim. and the writing was the writing of 6 And they rose early on the next day. “A noise of battle in the camp!” 7 And HWHY said to Mosheh. “Do not let the wrath burn against Your people whom You displeasure of my master burn. and brought 17 And Yehoshua heard the noise of the peace offerings. And the people sat down people as they shouted and he said to to eat and drink. Elohim engraved on the tablets. and in his hand were is your mighty one. “I have seen made. tablets brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim!” written on both their sides. 16 And the tablets were the work of “Tomorrow is a festival to HWHY. and said. gold. to whom You calf came out. And all this land that I have their shame among their enemies. “This from the mountain. and burned it in the fire. get 18 But he said. as soon as he came the way which I commanded them. those who cry out in weakness. and to me. that the two tablets of the Witness. ‘For evil He brought them out to kill the man who brought us out of the land of them in the mountains. and rose up to play. Mosheh. “Who is for HWHY? o The high priest Aharon yielded to the people and brought in mixed worship. They near the camp. For this Mosheh. nor is it the sound of out of the land of Mitsrayim have corrupt. and said to them.’ from the heat of Your wrath. it is a stiff-necked it into powder. for Aharon had let them loose. say. and 15 And Mosheh turned and went down made a moulded calf. “It is not the sound of those down! For your people whom you brought who shout of might. O Yisra’Ãl. And Mosheh’s displeasure have bowed themselves to it and slaugh. “Go. which is an abomination in the eyes of HWHY. and relent 24 “And I said to them. You know have brought out of the land of Mitsrayim the people. and scattered it on the face people! of the water and made the children of 10 “And now. who brought you out of mountain.” o Elohim. burned. and he threw the tablets out of his tered to it.’ ” the camp. ‘I 25 And Mosheh saw that the people were increase your seed like the stars of the let loose. And Aharon called out and said. ‘This is your mighty hands and broke them at the foot of the one.

and no one put on his Elohim of Yisra’Ãl: ‘Each one put his ornaments. that all the people “Oh.” would return to the camp. You 33 And HWHY said to Mosheh. to YitsÁaq. please blot me out of Your entered the Tent. My Messenger goes before you. the word of Mosheh. but his servant 35 And HWHY plagued the people because Yehoshua son of Nun. and each one his relative. See. each place of which I have spoken to you. 6 So the children of Yisra’Ãl took off 29 And Mosheh said. these people have sinned a great sin. 32 “And now.” gathered themselves to him. if I have found 2 “And I shall send My Messenger before favour in Your eyes. ‘I know you by name. And consider that this Perizzite and the Àiwwite and the nation is Your people. and each man stood at his tent door and have made for themselves a mighty and watched Mosheh until he entered the one of gold! Tent. which Aharon made. rose. please show me Your you. go. take off your ornaments. and all the 34 “And now. did they made the calf. sword on his side. has sinned against Me.’ saying. “Whoever Tent. though of Mitsrayim. and let me know You. you have out to the Tent of Meeting which was sinned a great sin. if You would forgive their 9 And it came to be. a young man. 3 to a land flowing with milk and honey. “My Presence does go. lead the people to the people rose and bowed themselves. “See. and I shall drive out the KenaÈanite way. for HWHY today – since each one has been 7 And Mosheh took his tent and pitched against his son and his brother – so as to it outside the camp. 12 And Mosheh said to HWHY. and to YaÈaqoÄ. to the land of which I swore You have said. when Mosheh sin. is not going. so that I find and the Amorite and the Àittite and the favour in Your eyes. “Say to the from gate to gate in the camp.” YeÄusite. “You are ordained their ornaments at Mount ÀorÃÄ. 14 And He said. that the column of cloud book which You have written.” descended and stood at the door of the 33 And HWHY said to Mosheh. . went out to the Tent. ‘To your seed I give it. Should I go up in your friend.’ But You have not made known to me ple whom you have brought out of the land whom You would send with me. and each children of Yisra’Ãl. I blot him out of 10 And all the people saw the column of My book. and each one his necked people. “Thus said HWHY word. you and the peo- are saying to me. and I shall give you rest. to HWHY – if I might atone for your sin. far from the camp. not leave the Tent. pass over to and fro 5 And HWHY said to Mosheh. whenever Mosheh 31 And Mosheh returned to HWHY and said.” called it the Tent of Meeting. “If Your Presence you are a stiff-necked people. go up from here. ‘Bring up this people. And it came 30 And it came to be on the next day that to be that everyone who sought HWHY went Mosheh said to the people. 4 And when the people heard this evil 27 And he said to them.” 8 And it came to be. cloud standing at the Tent door. as a man speaks to his friend. ‘You are a stiff- one slay his brother. and He spoke with Mosheh.” And all the sons of LÃwi sume you on the way. and bring upon you a blessing today. but if not. And now. And about three and I shall know what to do to you. And he upon them.’ ” midst for one moment I shall consume 28 And the sons of LÃwi did according to you. And now I am going up outside the camp. please. “You. 93 SHEMOTH 33 Come to me. and to AÄraham.” For I do not go up in your midst because 15 And he said to Him.’ ” thousand men of the people fell that day. do not lead us up from here. And in the 11 Thus HWHY spoke to Mosheh face to day of My visitation I shall visit their sin face. you have also found favour in My eyes.’ 13 “And now. “Come. one at the door of his tent. they mourned. lest I con.

lest it be a snare in you shall come up in the morning to Mount your midst. I have found favour shall have compassion on him whom I in Your eyes. and I shall write on these tablets the YeÄusite. For what I am you shall see My back. and AshÃrim – let no man be seen in all the mountain. And forgive our face. as HWHY after their mighty ones. See. “You are unable to see My stiff-necked people. people. O HWHY. but My face shall doing with you is awesome. covenant with the inhabitants of the land 2 “And be ready in the morning. “I shall cause all My fourth generation. Sinai. patient. word you have spoken I shall do. and I shall 8 And Mosheh hurried and bowed him- proclaim the Name of HWHY before you.” kindness and truth. and slaughter to had commanded him. an Âl compassionate from all the people who are upon the face and showing favour. And all the people among whom you are 23 “Then I shall take away My hand and shall see the work of HWHY. and present yourself to Me there on 13 “But break down their altars. 30:11. that I shall put you in the cleft of the going to do wonders such as have not been rock and cover you with My hand while I done in all the earth. p visiting the crookedness of the 18 Then he said. “Please. covenant. and he took two their mighty ones. for HWHY. and take us as 21 And HWHY said. and cut down their 3 “And let no man come up with you. and did obeisance. “HWHY. HWHY. and proclaimed the have found favour in Your eyes. but by no means leaving unpun- you by name. I am driving out from before you the 34 And HWHY said to Mosheh. and the top of the mountain.” crookedness and our sin. . 14:18. you and you eat of his slaughterings. “Cut two tablets of stone like the first Amorite and the KenaÈanite and the Àittite and the Perizzite and the Àiwwite and the ones. I and Your Name. “If. for no man does see Me and live. 17 And HWHY said to Mosheh. except You go with us? Then we 6 And HWHY passed before him and pro- shall be distinguished.” go on in our midst. lest you make a you broke. I am making a 22 “And it shall be. Words that were on the first tablets which 12 “Guard yourself. 10 And He said. Then Mosheh rose early in the inhabitants of the land. self toward the earth. whose Name is front of that mountain. claimed.” 11 “Guard what I command you today. “See. and 14 for you do not bow yourselves to anoth- let not even the flock or the herd feed in er mighty one. and one of them invites tablets of stone in his hand. and 9 and said.” ished. now. not be seen.” goodness to pass before you.” children’s children to the third and the 19 And He said. 5 And HWHY came down in the cloud and 16 and you take of his daughters for your p This is confirmed in Bem. Then where you are going. I and Your people. and I know and sin. is a jealous Âl – 4 And he cut two tablets of stone like the 15 lest you make a covenant with the first ones. nor in any nation. I pray. Before all your people I am es by. and in Yirm.” jealous. smash their pillars. let HWHY have compassion. there is a place Your inheritance. And I shall favour him whom I favour. and they whore morning and went up Mount Sinai. HWHY.SHEMOTH 33 94 16 “For how then shall it be known that I stood with him there. “Even this 7 watching over kindness for thousands. even though we are a - 20 But He said. while My esteem pass. show me Your fathers upon the children and the esteem. for you forgiving crookedness and transgression have found favour in My eyes. “See. and great in of the earth. pass by.” with Me! And you shall stand on the rock.

32 And afterward all the children of Every first-born of your sons you shall ran. then you shall break his neck. Mount Sinai. because in 30 And Aharon and all the children of the month of AÄiÄ you came out from Yisra’Ãl looked at Mosheh and saw the Mitsrayim. ransom. that Mosheh did not know that the Bread. a your land to the House of HWHY your Sabbath of rest to HWHY. and he commanded som. 31 But Mosheh called out to them. he would remove for yourself. and they were afraid 19 “Everyone opening the womb is Mine. 35 And Mosheh assembled all the congregation of the children of 25 “Do not offer the blood of My slaugh. covet your land when you go up to appear before HWHY your Elohim three times in the year. that the skin of Elohim of Yisra’Ãl. and do not let the Words which HWHY has commanded you to slaughtering of the Festival of the Passover do: remain until morning. 2 “Work is done for six days. Do not cook a young goat in its work on it is put to death. ed time of the month of AÄiÄ.” 3 “Do not kindle a fire in any of your 27 And HWHY said to Mosheh. mother’s milk. and his daughters whore after their Ten Words. and said to them. and with Yisra’Ãl. while the two 17 “Do not make a moulded mighty one tablets of the Witness were in Mosheh’s for yourselves. Mosheh’s face shone. Yisra’Ãl. and let no one in to speak with Him. and put the veil on his face again. and forty nights.” Words. saying. as I commanded you. Anyone doing Elohim. Aharon and all the rulers of the congrega- 20 “But the first-born of a donkey you tion returned to him. Yisra’Ãl came near. 21 “Six days you work. mighty ones. but on the seventh 33 And when Mosheh ended speaking day you rest – in ploughing time and in with them. with Him. and stock. And if you do not them. HWHY. down from Mount Sinai. and every male first-born among your live. whether bull or sheep. harvest you rest. Yisra’Ãl what he had been commanded. in the appoint. to come near him. and the Festival of Ingathering at came out he spoke to the children of the turn of the year. “Write these dwellings on the Sabbath day. And they shall not appear before Me them all that HWHY had spoken with him on empty-handed. And when he harvest. skin of his face shone. And He wrote on to HWHY.” “This is the word which HWHY commanded. 95 SHEMOTH 35 sons. “These are the tering with leaven. when Mosheh came after their mighty ones. let him bring it as a contribution to . Everyone whose heart so moves the tablets the Words of the covenant. but on the 26 “Bring the first of the first-fruits of seventh day it shall be set-apart to you. for according to the mouth of these 4 And Mosheh spoke to all the congrega- Words I have made a covenant with you tion of the children of Yisra’Ãl. until he went shall enlarge your borders. he put a veil on his face. and Mosheh spoke to ransom with a lamb. and Mosheh would 24 for I dispossess nations before you. the him. of the first-fruits of wheat the veil until he came out. 28 And he was there with HWHY forty days saying. For seven days you eat unleavened skin of his face shone since he had spoken bread. hand when he came down from the moun- 18 “Guard the Festival of Unleavened tain. 23 “Three times in the year all your men 35 and the children of Yisra’Ãl would see are to appear before the Master. and make your sons whore 29 And it came to be. the the face of Mosheh. 34 But whenever Mosheh went in before 22 “And perform the Festival of Weeks HWHY to speak with Him. He did not eat bread and 5 ‘Take from among you a contribution he did not drink water.

to work in gold and in Aharon the priest and the garments of his sons to serve as priests. its they had spun. son of Àur. with whom was found leather. and their sockets. 31 and He has filled him with the Spirit of pegs of the courtyard. and its lamps. and all its uten- of Mosheh. and its garment and in the breastplate. doing any work. 30 And Mosheh said to the children of 17 the screens of the courtyard. necklaces. “See. and the oil for the 28 and the spices and the oil for the light. and 8 and oil for the light. and silver. 20 And all the congregation of the children 33 and in cutting of stones for setting. and the tribe of YehuÅah. scarlet material. HWHY has called by name ing for the gate of the courtyard. and stones to be set 24 Everyone who would make a contribu- in the shoulder garment and in the breast. the lid of atone. and rings and designs. 29 The children of Yisra’Ãl brought a and the covering for the door at the voluntary offering to HWHY. and a all whose hearts moved them. 9 and shoham stones. utensils. and spices for the fine linen. and their cords. scarlet material. . in 22 And they came. and for the anointing oil. and the fine linen. brought it. and they brought the contribution to AÁisama¿. its bars. and brought weaver. its poles. women whose hearts moved them to bring 16 the altar of burnt offering with its all kinds of work which HWHY. and fine 23 And every man. the basin and its stand. 21 And everyone whose heart lifted him 34 “And He has put in his heart the ability up and everyone whose spirit moved him to teach. one who made a wave offering of gold to ial. plate. and rams’ skins anointing oil and for the sweet incense. and set-apart place. and all its uten. all the men and entrance of the Dwelling Place.’ ” silver and in bronze. the columns. and in fine linen. and the cover. 12 the ark and its poles. and embroiderer. And everyone with whom was found 10 ‘And let all the wise-hearted among acacia wood for any work of the service. brought them. the anointing oil. in him and OholiaÄ son of came. and its sockets. Yisra’Ãl. and fine leather. and brought what ering. of the tribe of Dan. and bronze. and incense. in blue and in purple. and the sweet incense. blue and purple and scarlet material. and makers of earrings and nose rings. its hooks and its boards. and the showbread. both men and women. dyed red. in wisdom. sils. and the stones to be set in the shoulder 14 and the lampstand for the light. and its poles. 32 to make designs. and goats’ hair. and for the set-apart work of the engraver and the designer garments. and to work in all work- Mosheh. Betsal’Ãl son of Uri. you come and make all that HWHY has com. by the hand bronze grating. HWHY. in understanding. and for the sweet 15 and the incense altar. manship of design. the blue and the purple. of the 18 the pegs of the Dwelling Place. sils. and fine linen. 19 the woven garments to do service in the Elohim. them up in wisdom spun the goats’ hair.SHEMOTH 35 96 HWHY: gold. and scarlet mater. its columns. 26 And all the women whose hearts lifted ment and the veil of the covering. and in all work. and purple. light. manded: 25 And all the wise-hearted women spun 11 the Dwelling Place. brought it. 35 “He has filled them with skill to do all HWHY for the work of the Tent of Meeting. 13 the table and its poles. 27 And the rulers brought shoham stones. even every 6 and blue. the set-apart garments for in knowledge. tion to HWHY of silver or bronze. 7 and ram skins dyed red. and goats’ hair. and acacia wood. and for all its service. had commanded to be done. all golden goods. its tent and its cov- yarn with their hands. and of Yisra’Ãl withdrew from the presence of in carving wood.

and a covering of commanded us to do.” one. all the curtains having one boards. and every wise-hearted man in whom curtain of the second set. “The people bring much more than enough 19 And he made a covering for the tent of for the service of the work which HWHY rams’ skins. “Let neither man nor woman do 21 The length of each board was ten any more work for the contribution of the cubits. and to know how to do all work for the service joined the curtains to each other with the of the set-apart place. brought to him voluntary offerings every 17 And he made fifty loops on the edge of morning. of the end curtain of one set. eleven curtains. cubits. the same he 28 And he made two boards for the two did on the edge of the end curtain of the back corners of the Dwelling Place. So he did to both of them for the . made ten curtains woven of fine linen and 24 And he made forty sockets of silver to blue and purple and scarlet material. more than enough. and the width of each curtain Place. 26 and their forty sockets of silver. tenons. and similarly they were complete to the top by fifty loops he made on the edge of the end one ring. to 15 The length of each curtain was thirty come and do the work. 2 And Mosheh called Betsal’Ãl and 14 And he made curtains of goats’ hair for OholiaÄ. 8 Then all the wise-hearted ones among 23 And he made boards for the Dwelling them who worked on the Dwelling Place Place. 13 And he made fifty hooks of gold. he made whose heart HWHY had given wisdom. had brought for the work of the service of 16 And he joined five curtains by them- making the set-apart place. So he did to all the boards the work to be done. 22 Each board had two tenons for binding 7 for what they had was enough for all one to another. one to another. from the work he was doing. 25 And for the other side of the Dwelling eight cubits. and two another. and the width of each board a cubit set-apart place. withheld from bringing. other set. dyed red. measure. But they still selves and six curtains by themselves. 18 And he made fifty bronze hooks to join 5 and they spoke to Mosheh. and fifty loops 4 so all the craftsmen who were doing all he made on the edge of the curtain of the the work of the set-apart place came. joined. two 10 And he joined five curtains. and the width of each curtain four 3 And they received from Mosheh all the cubits. the eleven curtains having one mea- contribution which the children of Yisra’Ãl sure. one to sockets under the one board. he made twenty four cubits. the tent. HWHY has given wisdom and understanding. They go under the twenty boards. standing up. and two sock- made them with keruÄim. 6 Then Mosheh commanded and they 20 And for the Dwelling Place he made sent this word throughout the camp. the loops held one curtain to another. 27 And he made six boards for the west 11 And he made loops of blue on the edge side of the Dwelling Place. of the Dwelling Place.” And the people were and a half. for the north side. saying. 9 The length of each curtain was twenty. saying. the end curtain in one set. boards of acacia wood. and every wise-hearted man in the tent over the Dwelling Place. and the other five curtains he sockets under the other board. the work of a ets under each of the boards for its two skilled workman. twenty boards for the south side. shall do according to hooks. each second set. to be one. and 12 Fifty loops he made on one curtain.” fine leather above that. 97 SHEMOTH 36 36 “And Betsal’Ãl and OholiaÄ. 29 And they were double beneath. and the Dwelling Place became all that HWHY has commanded. everyone whose heart lifted him up.

and ers for the bars. and their rings he made of gold to be hold. to lift the ark. knob and a blossom – so for the six 5 And he put the poles into the rings at branches coming out of the lampstand. but their five sockets were of gold. cubit and a half wide. 17 And he made the lampstand of clean gold. 12 And he made a rim of a handbreadth all 35 And he made a veil of blue and purple around it. and its shaft. and put the rings on the four corners that 36 And he made four columns of acacia were at its four legs. and its blossoms were long. cubit and a half high. 7 And he made two keruÄim of beaten 30 And there were eight boards. He made the lampstand of beaten 37 And Betsal’Ãl made the ark of acacia wood. And he cast four ers for the poles to lift the table. gold. five the other keruÄ at the other end on that for the boards on one side of the Dwelling side. and overlaid them with door of blue and purple and scarlet materi. 18 And six branches came out of its sides: 2 And he overlaid it with clean gold three branches of the lampstand out of one inside and outside. He made them from the two ends of silver sockets. each other.SHEMOTH 36 98 two corners. gold. sixteen sockets. westward. It was made with keruÄim. and almond flowers on the other branch. two and a half cubits work. with their faces toward rear. and made a moulding side. and their gold. from the two ends. its base. and a from it. 21 and a knob under the first two branches . and flowers on one branch. 16 And he made the utensils which were 38 and its five columns with their hooks. the work 13 And he cast four rings of gold for it. and made a moulding of gold for and scarlet material. on the table. as hold- with their hooks of gold. two cubits long. sockets of silver for them. atonement. two and a half cubits long and a blossoms. a overlaid them with gold. and three cups like 4 And he made poles of acacia wood. under each of the boards. 11 And he overlaid it with clean gold. with ornamental two rings on its other side. al and fine woven linen. cubit and a half high. wood for it. and covered the lid of atonement for the boards of the Dwelling Place at the with their wings. 15 And he made the poles of acacia wood 37 And he made a covering for the Tent to lift the table. other. and overlaid them with gold. its knobs and clean gold. and a cubit wide. and five bars above. and a 34 And he overlaid the boards with gold. and its And he overlaid their tops and their rings bowls. 20 And on the lampstand were four 6 And he made a lid of atonement of cups like almond flowers. bronze. He made the keruÄim from the lid of Place. and fine worked the rim all around it. knob and blossom. linen. and overlaid the bars with made a moulding of gold all around it. of a skilled workman. 3 And he cast four rings of gold for it. and its cups. 14 The rings were next to the rim. its dishes. 32 and five bars for the boards on the other 9 And the keruÄim spread out their wings side of the Dwelling Place. made by a weaver. and its jars for pouring. the sides of the ark. two rings on its one side. and 31 And he made bars of acacia wood. 8 one keruÄ at one end on this side. for 19 There were three cups like almond its four feet. two sockets the lid of atonement. of clean with gold. out of the other side. through the boards from one end to the 10 And he made the table of acacia wood. and three branches of the lampstand of gold all around it. its ornamental knobs. its cups. the faces of the keruÄim were 33 And he made the middle bar to pass turned toward the lid of atonement. and a cubit and a half wide.

with which to lift it. And he over. corresponding to the screens of 5 And he cast four rings for the four the courtyard. all of it was one beaten work of clean south side the screens of the courtyard gold. 25 And he made the incense altar of acacia 11 And for the north side the screens were wood. silver. and the overlay of their tops and and overlaid them with bronze. 28 And he made the poles of acacia wood. 12 And for the west side there were And he made a moulding for it of gold all screens of fifty cubits. a cubit long and a cubit wide. five cubits. and sockets. 29 And he made the set-apart anointing oil 15 and fifteen cubits of screens the other and the clean incense of sweet spices. and the fire holders. courtyard was the work of an embroiderer. their twenty square. and a knob its stand of bronze. And all the laid it with bronze. The hooks of the columns and 26 And he overlaid it with clean gold. under its moulding. columns of the courtyard had bands of 3 And he made all the utensils for the silver. the hooks of the columns and 2 And he made its horns on its four their bands were of silver. altar: the pots. . and a knob under the second 8 And he made the basin of bronze and two branches of the same. and their ten sockets. of clean gold. their ten columns around it. their hooks were of 6 And he made the poles of acacia wood. He made all its utensils of bronze. snuffers. that side. The hooks of the all its utensils. at its two corners on 13 And for the east side eastward. the sides of the altar. 10 their twenty columns and their twenty 24 He made it of a talent of clean gold. and their for the poles. 38 And he made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood. of of it. 4 And he made a grating for the altar. sockets of bronze four. bronze. and the forks. service at the door of the Tent of Meeting. as holders 19 And the columns were four. midway long. of bronze. 7 And he put the poles into the rings on 20 And all the pegs of the Dwelling Place. their bands was of silver. and its cubits long. from the bronze under the third two branches of the same. 14 fifty cubits of screens on the one side. and the height along its width was from the bottom. fifty both sides. with their three columns and their three and overlaid them with gold. one hundred 23 And he made its seven lamps. of their tops was of silver. The hooks of the 27 And he made two rings of gold for it columns and their bands were of silver. and twenty cubits bronze network. mirrors of the serving women who did for the six branches coming out of it. were of fine woven linen. five 16 All the screens of the courtyard all around were of fine woven linen. on this side and according to the work of the perfumer. and its horns. side of the courtyard gate. under its rim. corners of the bronze grating. and its trays. one hundred cubits long. Its horns were columns and their twenty sockets. square. its their bands were of silver. bronze. 17 And the sockets for the columns were and three cubits high. as holders for the poles with cubits: which to lift it. and of the courtyard all around. 99 SHEMOTH 38 of the same. with their three columns and their three sockets. top and its sides all around. of bronze. of blue and purple and scarlet material. and the 18 And the covering for the gate of the basins. the horns were of it. and two cubits high. columns and their bands were of silver. and the overlay corners. 22 Their knobs and their branches were of 9 And he made the courtyard: for the it. and the shovels. a and of fine woven linen. cubits long and five cubits wide. were of He made the altar hollow with boards. sockets.

23 And with him: OholiaÄ son of AÁisa. a shoham. and purple and scarlet material. of 2 And he made the shoulder garment of the tribe of YehuÅah. they made the breastplate talent for each socket. emerald was the first row. a 9 It was square. bronze altar. and the 13 and the fourth row a beryl. of blue and purple and scarlet materi- had commanded Mosheh. twelve gate. woven linen. a work of and fifty men. the congregation was one hundred talents 6 And they made the shoham stones. and a jasper – set in plated work of gold in and all the utensils for the altar. double. in 4 They made shoulder pieces for it to join all the work of the set-apart place – and it it. to do service in the set-apart command of Mosheh. and in fine linen. 7 And he put them on the shoulders of the ing to the sheqel of the set-apart place. an engraver and it into threads. . of the tribe of Dan. 22 And Betsal’Ãl son of Uri. and a diamond. 12 and the third row a jacinth. an embroiderer in blue and pur. and seventy-five sheqels he made hooks 10 And they filled it with four rows of for the columns. accord. of blue and for casting the sockets of the set-apart purple and scarlet material. which was appointed by the garments. an agate. stones: a row of ruby. son of Àur. 24 All the gold prepared for the work. and an and made bands for them. and the bases for the courtyard names of the sons of Yisra’Ãl. the work of a skilled workman. 30 And with it he made the sockets for the and an amethyst. dred sockets from the hundred talents. son of ments which were for Aharon. door of the Tent of Meeting. 25 And the silver from the ones counted of as HWHY had commanded Mosheh. engraved as signets seventy-five sheqels. and overlaid their tops. for the service of the place. the Dwelling Place of 39 And of the blue and purple and scarlet material they made woven the Witness. a skilled workman. scarlet material. half a sheqel for a head. for shoulder garment. according to the work of gold. hundred and three thousand. according to the are engraved. 28 And of the one thousand seven hundred doubled. as HWHY had from twenty years old and above. and of fine woven linen. to work it in with the blue designer. a topaz. And they made the set-apart gar- LÃwites. and of fine woven linen. its width a span. commanded Mosheh. hundred sheqels. set and one thousand seven hundred and in plated work of gold. stones of remembrance everyone passing over to those counted. and all the pegs for the Dwelling according to their names. ing to the twelve tribes. five hundred 8 And he made the breastplate. its length a span. and the bronze grating for it. was the gold of the wave offering – came 5 And the embroidered band of his shoul- to be twenty-nine talents and seven hun. al. a sap- was seventy talents and two thousand four phire. engraved like a Place. their settings. each one with its own name accord- around. according to the names of sheqel of the set-apart place: the sons of Yisra’Ãl. of gold. and of fine place and the bases of the veil: one hun. 31 and the sockets for the courtyard all 14 And the stones were according to the around. for six commanded Mosheh. as HWHY had Aharon the priest. for the sons of Yisra’Ãl. and all the pegs for the courtyard all signet. 3 And they beat out sheets of gold and cut ma¿. like the work of the 27 And the hundred talents of silver were shoulder garment. 26 a beqa.SHEMOTH 38 100 21 These were the appointments of the Dwelling Place. made all that HWHY gold. 29 And the bronze of the wave offering 11 and the second row a turquoise. der garment that was on it was of the same dred and thirty sheqels. by the hand of Ithamar. fine linen. and the ple and scarlet material. it was joined at its two edges. and blue and purple and sheqel of the set-apart place.

fastened in the two settings. for the Tent of Meeting. of trousers of fine woven linen. its cords. and the 43 And Mosheh looked over all the work . 20 And they made two gold rings and put so they did. the shoulder garment. and columns and its sockets. let material. and the shoulder garment. and all its utensils. twined. the 22 And he made the robe of the shoulder lamps to be put in order. clean gold. the tent and all its furnishings. for the service. 40 the screens of the courtyard. 17 And they put the two cords of gold in 30 And they made the plate of the set-apart the two rings on the ends of the breast. 23 And the opening of the robe was in the 38 and the altar of gold. and that the breast. on the edge of it. and all its utensils. would be above the embroidered band of 35 the ark of the Witness with its poles. its stand. as HWHY had com- the two ends of the breastplate. its it. to do service in a pomegranate. and its sockets. so that it would not tear. 39 the bronze altar and its bronze grating. and the cover- armour. manded Mosheh. 37 the clean lampstand with its lamps. the hem of the robe all around between the and all the utensils for the service of the pomegranates: Dwelling Place. like the opening in a scaled oil. its boards. with a woven binding all around ing for the Tent door. as HWHY had com- garment in the front. 28 and a turban of fine linen. to serve as priests. all of blue. to fasten on the shoulder pieces of the shoulder it above on the turban. the basin with pomegranates of blue and purple and scar. and the sweet incense. and der garment with a blue cord. which was on the And the children of Yisra’Ãl did according inward side of the shoulder garment. sils. of the Tent of Meeting was completed. red. as HWHY had for Aharon the priest. plate. close to its seam above the embroidered hooks. and the covering of fine leather. 29 and a girdle of fine woven linen with 16 And they made two settings of gold and blue and purple and scarlet material. turban ornaments of fine linen. and put the two rings on work of an embroiderer. as HWHY had commanded showbread. 101 SHEMOTH 39 15 And they made braided chains of cord. and the oil for light. 19 And they made two rings of gold and 32 And all the work of the Dwelling Place put them on the two ends of the breast. 27 And they made the long shirt of fine 42 According to all that HWHY had com- linen. the covering for put the bells between the pomegranates on the courtyard gate. the two gold rings. them on the two shoulder pieces. for Aharon manded Mosheh. the work of a weaver. its 25 And they made bells of clean gold. a bell and 41 the woven garments. on the front of Mosheh. and wrote plate. band of the shoulder garment. Yisra’Ãl did all the work. the opening. all around the hem of the set-apart place: the set-apart garments the robe. Mosheh. to all that HWHY had commanded Mosheh. so that it the veil of the covering. so the children of and his sons. 33 And they brought the Dwelling Place to neath the shoulder garment. under. 21 And they bound the breastplate by 34 and the covering of rams’ skins dyed means of its rings to the rings of the shoul. plate would not come loose from the 36 the table. and its columns. and his sons’ commanded Mosheh. and the lid of atonement. on it an inscription like the engraving of a 18 And the two ends of the two cords they signet: SET-APARTNESS TO HWHY. 24 And they made on the hem of the robe its poles. its bars. and short ed work for the breastplate at the ends. manded Mosheh. and all its uten- garment of woven work. and the anointing middle. sign of dedication of clean gold. and its pegs. 26 a bell and a pomegranate. and put them 31 And they put on it a blue cord. garments.

burnt offering and all its utensils. 40 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. saying. 26 And he put the gold altar in the Tent of 10 “And you shall anoint the altar of the Meeting in front of the veil. 7 and shall set the basin between the Tent Meeting. and put in its bars. 2 “On the first day of the first 18 And Mosheh raised up the Dwelling Place and placed its sockets. on the first day of the blessed them. and the altar shall be most had commanded Mosheh. and placed the veil of the covering 6 “And you shall set the altar of the burnt to screen off the ark of the Witness. 28 And he set up the covering to the door 11 “And you shall anoint the basin and its of the Dwelling Place. as offering before the door of the Dwelling HWHY had commanded Mosheh. opposite the table. long shirts on them. on the south 9 and shall take the anointing oil. Meeting. 33 And he raised up the courtyard all . and screen the ark with the veil. and offered upon it wash them with water. as you anointed washed their hands and their feet with their father.” would wash. And Mosheh the second year. water therein. Place. that the Dwelling Place was raised up. month. And their anointing shall be for 32 as they went into the Tent of Meeting. and bring in the lampstand and light its lamps. them an everlasting priesthood throughout and as they came near the altar. of Meeting and the altar. and he put the poles through the 5 “And you shall set the altar of gold for rings of the ark. as HWHY had commanded Mosheh. outside the veil. 3 and shall put in it the ark of the 19 and spread the tent over the Dwelling Witness. anoint the Dwelling Place and all that is in 25 and lit the lamps before HWHY. as HWHY had commanded Mosheh.SHEMOTH 40 102 17 And it came to be in the first month of and saw they did it as HWHY had com- manded. 23 and set the bread in order upon it before 8 “And you shall set up the courtyard all HWHY. the burnt offering and the grain offering. HWHY had commanded Mosheh. stand. 31 And Mosheh. as HWHY had commanded 16 And Mosheh did according to all that Mosheh. so they had done. set-apart. so he did. and set 27 and burned sweet incense on it. 29 And he put the altar of burnt offering 12 “And you shall bring Aharon and his before the door of the Dwelling Place of sons to the door of the Tent of Meeting and the Tent of Meeting. and his sons 15 and shall anoint them. and set it apart. ment on top of the ark. HWHY had commanded him. and shall set it and all its utensils apart. 20 And he took the Witness and put it into arrange what belongs on it. on the north side of the Dwelling of Meeting and the altar. and it shall be set-apart. as HWHY it. and they shall serve as priests water from it. 22 And he put the table in the Tent of Place of the Tent of Meeting. and anoint him and set 30 And he put the basin between the Tent him apart to serve as priest to Me. They their generations. you are to raise up the Dwelling Place of the Tent of Meeting. and put the lid of atone- the incense before the ark of the Witness. ments on Aharon. and put water 14 “And you shall bring his sons and put therein for washing. columns. around. and side of the Dwelling Place. and shall place the covering of the 24 And he put the lampstand in the Tent of courtyard gate. as 13 “And you shall put the set-apart gar. Place and put the covering of the tent on 4 “And you shall bring in the table and top of it. the ark. and shall put Place. and Aharon. to Me. as HWHY the altar apart. and set up its boards. and raised up its month. had commanded Mosheh. 21 and brought the ark into the Dwelling and put up the covering of the door to the Dwelling Place.

35 And Mosheh was not able to come into 38 For the cloud of HWHY was on the the Tent of Meeting. before the eyes of all the house of the Dwelling Place. the children of gate. taken up. and fire was on it dwelt on it. And Mosheh completed the work. . and the esteem of HWHY filled by night. 103 SHEMOTH 40 around the Dwelling Place and the altar. 34 And the cloud covered the Tent of 37 But if the cloud was not taken up. in all their journeys. because the cloud Dwelling Place by day. 36 And when the cloud was taken up from and placed the covering of the courtyard above the Dwelling Place. then Meeting. and the esteem of HWHY filled the they did not set out till the day that it was Dwelling Place. Yisra’Ãl. Yisra’Ãl went onward in all their journeys.

the altar. a sweet ing of the livestock. the altar. and it shall be accept. 14 ‘And if the burnt offering of his offer- flock. It is a burnt an offering to HWHY. for his acceptance before HWHY. it is of fine flour. HWHY. And the sons unleavened cakes of fine flour mixed with of Aharon. 3 ‘And the rest of the grain offering is for 10 ‘And if his offering is from the flock. the priests. and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting. And the priest shall burn it on door of the Tent of Meeting. And he shall pour oil on it. the altar. with 5 ‘But if your offering is a grain offering its head and its fat. a sweet fragrance to fragrance to HWHY. a sweet fragrance to HWHY. 8 ‘And the sons of Aharon. 13 ‘But the entrails and the legs he washes ing. 2 7 ‘And the sons of Aharon the priest shall ‘And when anyone brings a grain put fire on the altar. an offering made by fire. his offering of turtledoves or young Let him bring it at the door of the Tent of pigeons. most set-apart of the from the sheep or from the goats as a burnt offerings to HWHY by fire. his offering is to be order on the fire. and with water. and put frankincense on it. the priests. oil. into the place for ashes. And the priest shall bring it say to them. 17 ‘And he shall split it at its wings. you bring your offer. of the herd or of the fragrance to HWHY. Aharon and his sons. and cut it into its pieces. say- arrange them on the wood which is on the fire on the altar. And the priest shall burn all of shall burn it as a remembrance portion on it on the altar as a burnt offering. And the sons of Aharon. the priests. a perfect one. it is of side of the altar before HWHY. an offering made by fire. and the priest shall on the griddle. 3 ‘If his offering is a burnt offering of the ing to HWHY is of birds. ‘When anyone of you brings all and burn it on the altar. offering. the priests. an offering made by fire. but shall bring the blood and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar which is at the not sever it. and its blood shall be drained out ed on his behalf to make atonement for at the side of the altar. east side. offering. or unleavened thin cakes anointed with blood on the altar all around. 5 ‘And he shall slaughter the bull before feathers and throw it beside the altar on the HWHY. an offer. unleav- . with the head and 2 and he shall bring it to the sons of the fat on the wood which is on the fire on Aharon. WAYYIQRA LEVITICUS — 3 MOSHEH 1 And HWHY called to Mosheh. 15 ‘And the priest shall bring it to the altar. 2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl. then he shall bring herd. and lay the wood in offering to HWHY. it his hand filled with fine flour and oil 9 ‘But its entrails and its legs he washes with all the frankincense. and he shall take from the altar. 4 ‘And he shall lay his hand on the head and shall wring off its head. and burn it on of the burnt offering. It 6 ‘And he shall skin the burnt offering is a burnt offering. of fine flour. Meeting. And the priest with water. a perfect one. shall arrange the pieces. a sweet ing made by fire. let him bring a male. shall sprinkle its oil. on the wood that is on the fire. 16 ‘And he shall remove its crop with its him. let him bring a male. 12 ‘And he shall cut it into its pieces. 4 ‘And when you bring as an offering a 11 ‘And he shall slaughter it on the north grain offering baked in the oven.

bring an offering made by fire to HWHY. 14 ‘And from it he shall bring his offering. lacking from your grain offering. mixed with oil. an offering made by fire to new grain. shall bring it before HWHY. he brings a perfect one. HWHY. and the appendage 14 ‘And if you bring a grain offering of on the liver. offering that is made of these. 7 ‘And if your offering is a grain offer. 6 ‘And if that which he presents is from a sweet fragrance to HWHY. an offering made by 3 ‘And from the peace offering he shall fire for a sweet fragrance. an offering made by fire. it on the altar. shall sprinkle the 16 ‘And the priest shall burn them on blood on the altar all around. 15 and the two kidneys and the fat that is 2 ‘And he shall lay his hand on the head on them by the loins. is on them by the loins. 4 and the two kidneys. the altar as food. Aharon. offering of your first-fruits green heads of 11 ‘And the priest shall burn them on the grain roasted on the fire. then he shall bring it before HWHY. 10 ‘And the rest of the grain offering is for male or female. the 6 ‘Divide it into bits and pour oil on it. 105 WAYYIQRA 3 ened. and do not allow the that covers the entrails and all the fat that is salt of the covenant of your Elohim to be on the entrails. and lay 12 ‘And if his offering is a goat. is on the wood. and he shall bring it on the altar upon the burnt offering. a sweet fragrance to offering a remembrance portion. sprinkle its blood on the altar round about. all the fat tail which he 13 ‘And season with salt every offering of removes close to the backbone. brings a perfect one before HWHY. bring for the grain kidneys. and the appendage on of his offering. then he frankincense on it. Aharon and his sons. 16 ‘And the priest shall burn the remem. as an 9 ‘And the priest shall take from the grain offering made by fire. and the sons of Aharon shall ing to HWHY made by fire. blood on the altar all around. which he removes with the of the Tent of Meeting. offerings to HWHY made by fire. which he removes with the your first-fruits to HWHY. With all 10 and the two kidneys and the fat that your offerings you bring salt. 13 and shall lay his hand on its head and brance portion. the priests. an And the sons of Aharon shall sprinkle its offering made by fire to HWHY. it is made of fine is on them by the loins. 15 ‘And you shall put oil on it. which is on the fire. the flock. crushed heads of altar as food. All the fat . for a peace offering to HWHY. that is on the entrails. and the fat that ing. and shall 5 ‘And the sons of Aharon shall burn it present it to the priest. which to the altar. 3 ‘And if that which he presents is a peace offering. of Meeting. and burn HWHY. And the sons of kidneys. whether male or female. it fat that covers the entrails and all the fat is a grain offering. he on the entrails. in a stewing-pot. and the appendage flour with oil. 12 ‘Bring them to HWHY as an offering of 9 ‘And from the peace offering he shall the first-fruits. if he is bringing it of as an offering made by fire to HWHY. HWHY – its fat. It is a grain offering. on the liver which he removes with the 8 ‘And you shall bring to HWHY the grain kidneys. and the fat your grain offering. from its crushed grain and slaughter it before the Tent of Meeting. and slaughter it in front of the Tent burn any leaven or any honey in an offer. most set-apart of the 7 ‘If he is bringing a lamb as his offering. with all the frankincense. but they are not burned on bring near – as an offering made by fire to the altar for a sweet fragrance. for you do not offering. the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is the herd. and slaughter it at the door the liver. 11 ‘No grain offering which you bring to 8 and shall lay his hand on the head of his HWHY is made with leaven. from its oil.

11 ‘But the skin of the bull. 22 ‘When a ruler sins. and pour all the seven times before HWHY. 6 and the priest shall dip his finger in the of the altar which is before HWHY. Where the ashes are poured out it is and shall put it on the horns of the altar of . which are not to be done. 3 ‘If the anointed priest sins. Meeting. which is blood and sprinkle some of the blood in the Tent of Meeting. and the bull shall be slaugh- young bull. kidneys. which is at the door of the Tent of do it. a perfect one. and slaughter it at the place and dung – where they slaughter the burnt offering 12 all of the bull – he shall bring outside before HWHY. then the assembly shall which are not to be done. its entrails of the goat. in front of the blood at the base of the altar of burnt offer- veil of the set-apart place. and burn it as he burned the first entrails and all the fat which is on the bull. a male. tered before HWHY. and it shall be forgiven them. then he shall bring to shall lay their hands on the head of the bull HWHY for his sin which he has sinned a before HWHY. and by mistake has 9 and the two kidneys and the fat that is done against any of the commands of HWHY on them by the loins. And the priest shall burn his offering a buck of the goats. a perfect one. 14 when the sin which they have sinned saying. and burn it on wood with blood of the sin offering with his finger. with its head and legs. entrails. which is in the Tent shall burn it on the altar. becomes known. and pour all the blood of the 20 ‘And he shall do with the bull as he did bull at the base of the altar of the burnt with the bull as a sin offering – so shall he offering. and slaugh. and shall be guilty. and the appendage on his Elohim which are not to be done. It is a sin offering for the assembly. 17 ‘An everlasting law throughout your 13 ‘And if the entire congregation of generations in all your dwellings: you do Yisra’Ãl strays by mistake. 17 and the priest shall dip his finger in the ter the bull before HWHY. and the liver. 2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl.WAYYIQRA 3 106 belongs to HWHY. and shall do any bring a young bull for the sin. as a sin offering. of Meeting. 4 and he shall bring the bull to the door of 16 ‘And the anointed priest shall bring the Tent of Meeting before HWHY. and all its 24 ‘And he shall lay his hand on the head flesh. And the priest shall make atonement Meeting. ‘When a being sins by mistake against any of the commands of HWHY. bringing 15 ‘And the elders of the congregation guilt on the people. 8 ‘Then he takes all the fat of the bull as 21 ‘And he shall bring the bull outside the the sin offering. and the matter not eat any fat or any blood. and they have done against any 4 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh.’ ” has been hidden from the eyes of the assembly. the fat that covers the camp. and bring it of them: before the Tent of Meeting. saying. which is at the door of the Tent of 7 ‘And the priest shall put some of the Meeting. and shall some of the bull’s blood to the Tent of lay his hand on the bull’s head. blood on the horns of the altar of sweet 19 ‘Then he takes all the fat from it and incense before HWHY. 5 ‘And the anointed priest shall take blood and sprinkle it seven times before some of the bull’s blood and bring it to the HWHY. ing. 18 and put some of the blood on the horns Tent of Meeting. of the commands of HWHY. them on the altar of the burnt offering. 23 or if his sin which he has sinned is 10 as it was taken from the bull of the made known to him. for them. in front of the veil. then he shall bring as peace offering. It is a sin offering. burned. which he removes with the shall be guilty. where the ashes 25 ‘And the priest shall take some of the are poured out. the camp to a clean place. fire.

drained out at the base of the altar. a from the slaughtering of the peace offer. and it has been hidden from him. And the priest shall burn it on the altar goat as a sin offering. and the priest shall make atonement offerings made by fire to HWHY. and shall be guilty. when he shall know it. when he is guilty of blood with his finger. shall be forgiven him. he who has 32 ‘And if he brings a lamb as his sin sinned. then he who 5 ‘And when a being sins in that he has heard the voice of swearing. 27 ‘And if any being of the people of the 3 ‘Or when he touches uncleanness of land sins by mistake by doing against any man. pour all the blood at the base of the altar. or has seen. And the priest a burnt offering according to the right- shall burn it on the altar. priest shall make atonement for his sin that and it shall be forgiven him. and for him for his sin. and it 7 ‘And if he is unable to bring a lamb. pigeons. one for a sin offering and the 33 ‘And he shall lay his hand on the head other for a burnt offering. female from the flock. 10 ‘And he shall prepare the second as ing of the peace offering. he shall bear his put any frankincense on it. of the lamb is removed from the slaughter. a lamb or a female ing. as the fat sin offering. according to the ruling. and is a sinned shall bring for his offering one- tenth of an Ãphah of fine flour as a sin witness. rashly with his lips to do evil or to do for his sin which he has sinned. but not sever it. and the rest of the blood shall be base of the altar. that he shall confess that in the horns of the altar of burnt offering. or the carcass of an unclean beast. 11 ‘But if he is unable to bring two turtle- doves or two young pigeons. or the carcass of unclean livestock. And the priest shall make atonement carcass of unclean creeping creatures. and it shall be forgiven it has been hidden from him. and it has been hidden of the sin offering. like the matter. and shall put it on one of these. offering at the place where they slaughter who shall bring near that which is for the the burnt offering. and pour its blood at the crookedness. a perfect one. whatever it is that a man swears 29 ‘And he shall lay his hand on the head rashly with an oath. two turtledoves or two young offering. shall be guilty of one of these. So the for him. he brings a female. for his sin. or the ing. and wring off its head 34 ‘And the priest shall take some of the from its neck. any of his uncleanness by which he is of the commands of HWHY which are not to unclean. a perfect one. for it is a sin . or has known. good. and which he has sinned. then he shall bring to HWHY. of the sin offering. base of the altar of burnt offering. but offering. be made known to him. And the make atonement for him. fat of the slaughtering of the peace offer. It is a 35 ‘Then he removes all its fat. 9 ‘And he shall sprinkle some of the and shall put it on the horns of the altar of blood of the sin offering on the side of the burnt offering. then he shall bring 4 ‘Or when a being swears. speaking as his offering a female goat. 2 ‘Or when a being touches any unclean 26 and burn all its fat on the altar. be done. and guilty. then he shall be 28 or if his sin which he has sinned shall guilty. and slaughter the sin from him. blood of the sin offering with his finger. for his sin which he has sinned. And the priest shall for a sweet fragrance to HWHY. he has sinned. nor does he does not reveal it. as fat is removed HWHY for his sin which he has sinned. and it shall be forgiven him. when he shall know it. sin offering first. and slaughter it as a sin 8 ‘And he shall bring them to the priest. 30 ‘And the priest shall take some of its 5 ‘And it shall be. he is unclean him. He puts no oil on it. priest shall make atonement for him. and pour all the blood at the altar. 6 and shall bring his guilt offering to 31 then remove all its fat. then he offering at the place of the burnt offering. 107 WAYYIQRA 5 burnt offering.

and by robbery. a perfect one. yet he shall be guilty and shall bear his altar. 15 “When a being commits a trespass. and shall 3 or has found what was lost and has lied burn it on the altar for a sweet fragrance. 8 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. saying. ‘This is the Torah of the burnt 16 “And he shall make good for the sin offering: This is the burnt offering. saying. He shall repay its total value. and shall forgiven him – burn on it the fat of the peace offerings – 19 it is a guilt offering. that he shall return what he took 12 ‘And he shall bring it to the priest. and commit- offering: The sons of Aharon shall bring it near before HWHY. he sins in regard to any one of all these that 16 ‘Then Aharon and his sons eat the rest a man does. which is on the grain offering. as a guilt offering. offering. in 4 then it shall be. like a grain HWHY. and shall add one-fifth to it and give until morning. as a guilt offering. from the flock. the altar according to the offerings made 5 or all that about which he swore falsely. atonement for him with the ram of the guilt 10 ‘And the priest shall put on his linen offering. from the flock. 2 “When any being sins. ted a trespass against HWHY. him guilty. as a guilt offering. and shall take up the ashes of the done what is not to be done. set-apart place. or about a from the fine flour of the grain offering. or did swear falsely. And the priest shall make kept burning on it. And the 12 ‘And the fire on the altar is kept burn- priest shall make atonement for his ing on it. saying. crookedness. so that its remembrance portion to HWHY. and shall bring the a perfect one. and it shall be forgiven him. with your valuation in she. and give it to whom it belongs. shall burn wood on it every morning. in front of the altar. it is not put out. It is a sin offering. be guilty. 14 ‘And this is the Torah of the grain 6 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. it is not put out. or what he has extorted. They eat it in the court- . and 18 “Then he shall bring to the priest a ram. the priest. because it is burned on the altar all night apart. a perfect one.” from the flock. and all the frankincense from his neighbour. or shall extort and from its oil. and 7 “And the priest shall make atonement has sinned by mistake against the set-apart for him before HWHY. or about a robbery. or as a remembrance portion. and it shall be arrange the burnt offering on it. 11 ‘And he shall take off his garments. and has body. and it shall be forgiven him. and put his linen trousers on his 17 “And when any being sins. for him. with your ashes outside the camp to a clean place.’ ” with your valuation. to 14 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. any of these. and the fire of the altar is it to the priest. put on other garments. It is eaten with unleavened bread.WAYYIQRA 5 108 offering. pledge. and shall put them beside the not. and burn it on the lost item which he found. that he has done against that which is set. against any of burnt offering which the fire has consumed the commands of HWHY. by fire to HWHY.” altar. add one-fifth 13 ‘And the priest shall make atonement more to it. and has lied to 15 and shall take from it with his hand his neighbour about a deposit. or the the priest shall take his hand filled with it deposit which was deposited with him. a ram. 6 “Then he brings his guilt offering to And it shall be the priest’s. garment. And the priest mistake he committed unintentionally. though he knew it on the altar. as concerning it. and though he did not know it. when he sins. and shall the set-apart place. then he shall bring to HWHY forgiven for whatever he did that made as his guilt offering a ram. saying. valuation. qels of silver according to the sheqel of the 9 “Command Aharon and his sons. for his sin that he has sinned in on the day of his guilt offering. of it. he was truly guilty 13 fire is continually kept burning on the before HWHY. and he shall be matters of HWHY.

apart place. with oil. is eaten. is for all the sons of Aharon. 15 ‘As for the flesh of the slaughtering of . priest who makes atonement with it. it is his. Bring set-apart. 12 ‘If he brings it for a thanksgiving. it is 22 “And the anointed priest from among his. ‘This is the Torah of the sin offering: 10 ‘And every grain offering mixed with In the place where the burnt offering is oil. And if it is cooked 13 ‘Besides the cakes. it is not eaten. ing. the sin offering is slaughtered all alike. which he removes with the 20 “This is the offering of Aharon and kidneys. cooked is to be broken. you wash that on which it oil. who is in his place. 11 ‘And this is the Torah of the slaughter- 26 ‘The priest who is making atonement ing of peace offerings which is brought to eats it. or on a griddle. bring the baked portions of the grain offering near. in a set-apart place. which they bring near to HWHY. All that touches them is to be set-apart. All of it has to be burnt offering. it offering. to make atonement in the set. 9 ‘And every grain offering that is baked completely burned. it is most 21 “It is made on a griddle with oil. 17 ‘It is not baked with leaven. 3 ‘Then he brings from it all its fat: the Aharon eat it – a law forever in your gener- ations concerning the offerings made by fat tail and the fat that covers the entrails. 23 and every grain offering for the priest is is his. or cakes of finely blended flour 28 ‘But the earthen vessel in which it is mixed with oil. and unleavened thin cakes anointed was sprinkled. place where they slaughter the burnt offer- like the sin offering and the guilt offering. prepares it – a law forever to HWHY. 4 and the two kidneys and the fat that fire to HWHY. one-tenth of an Ãphah of fine flour as a It is a guilt offering. And when its blood is sprinkled on thanksgiving unleavened cakes mixed with any garment. 2 ‘The guilt offering is slaughtered in the given it to them as their portion of My offerings made by fire. the skin of the burnt offer- ing which he has brought is the priest’s. half of it in the morn- ing and half of it at night. of the peace offering. ing. for slaughtered. 6 ‘Every male among the priests eats it. he brings as his in a bronze pot. 8 ‘And the priest who brings anyone’s his sons. 109 WAYYIQRA 7 yard of the Tent of Meeting. saying. It daily grain offering. is most set-apart. it is most set-apart. it is burned with fire. saying. slaughtering of thanksgiving of his peace 29 ‘Every male among the priests eats it. on the liver. 5 ‘And the priest shall burn them on the his sons. 14 ‘And from it he shall bring one cake 30 ‘And no sin offering from which any of from each offering as a contribution to the blood is brought into the Tent of HWHY: to the priest who sprinkles the blood Meeting. in the set-apart place it is eaten. is eaten in the set-apart place. say- stewing-pot.” in the oven and all that is prepared in the 24 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. and the appendage 19 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. in HWHY: the courtyard of the Tent of Meeting. beginning on the day when he is anointed: altar as an offering made by fire to HWHY. there is one Torah for them both: the HWHY. I have 7 ‘And this is the Torah of the guilt offering – it is most set-apart. it is most set-apart. 7 ‘The guilt offering is like the sin offer- it in mixed. 25 “Speak to Aharon and to his sons. then 27 ‘All that touches its flesh is to be set- he shall bring with the slaughtering of apart. before HWHY. it is his. then it is scoured and offering leavened bread together with the rinsed in water. a sweet fragrance to ing. is the priest’s who brings it.’ ” is on them by the loins. and its blood is sprinkled on the altar 18 ‘All the males among the children of all around. or dry. it burned.

that being shall be cut off the offerings made by fire to HWHY. saying. and the fat manded the children of Yisra’Ãl to bring of what is torn. to be waved as a wave or a voluntary offering. clean eat of it. and the being who eats of it bears his 34 ‘For the breast of the wave offering and crookedness. as a law forever. it is not accepted. saying. and of the peace offering. And as for the clean flesh. it is burned with peace offerings. on the day when He com- 24 ‘And the fat of a dead body. from their is unclean is not eaten. the fat. altar. that being shall be cut off 37 This is the Torah of the burnt offering. 27 ‘Any being who eats any blood. of Sinai. 2 “Take Aharon and his sons with him. and 31 ‘And the priest shall burn the fat on the what is left of it is eaten the next day. if any of the flesh of his offerings. the right thigh is his for a portion. all who are the priest and to his sons. who day. ings made by fire to HWHY. saying.’ slaughtering on the third day is burned 32 ‘And the right thigh you give to the with fire. eaten the same day it is offered. to HWHY brings his offering to HWHY from “This is the word HWHY commanded to . ‘Do not eat any fat. or of them by the children of Yisra’Ãl. rams. a law forever eat the flesh of the peace offering that throughout their generations.’ ” of the grain offering. even the being who eats it 8 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. and the anointing oil. it is the slaughtering of his peace offering. which is unclean. of bird or of beast. at the door of the Tent of Meeting. it is eaten the same offering before HWHY. peace offering is eaten at all on the third 33 ‘He among the sons of Aharon. day that he brings his slaughtering. but their offerings to HWHY. and the congregation was assembled 29 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl. while and the anointed portion for his sons. on the from his people. and the basket of unleavened bread. he does 30 ‘With his own hands he bring the offer- not leave any of it until morning. and I give them to Aharon fire. in the Wilderness you do not eat it at all. and of the guilt offering. belongs to HWHY. saying. He brings the fat 16 ‘And if the offering he brings is a vow with the breast. of bull or sheep 38 which HWHY commanded Mosheh on or goat. of the uncleanness of 36 which HWHY commanded to be given to man. from he is unclean. is used for any purpose. on the day any unclean swarming creature. even 3 and assemble all the congregation at the that being shall be cut off from his door of the Tent of Meeting. but the breast shall be Aharon’s and 17 but whatever is left of the flesh of the his sons.’ ” 4 And Mosheh did as HWHY commanded 28 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. priest as a contribution from your peace 18 ‘However. the thigh of the contribution I have taken 19 ‘And the flesh that touches that which from the children of Yisra’Ãl. and the two your dwellings. and the garments. It is not reckoned brings the blood of the peace offering. from his people. Mount Sinai. shall be cut off from his people. day when Mosheh presented them to serve 21 ‘And when a being who touches that as priests to HWHY. him. and of the sin offer- 22 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. or of the uncleanness of beast. and shall that He anointed them.WAYYIQRA 7 110 his peace offering for thanksgiving. it is unclean to him.’ ” 20 ‘But the being who eats the flesh of the 35 This is the anointed portion for Aharon peace offering that belongs to HWHY. ing. from the children of Yisra’Ãl.” people. and of the 23 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl. ‘He who brings his peace offering 5 And Mosheh said to the congregation. and to him who brings it. saying. ordinations. 26 ‘And do not eat any blood in any of and the bull of the sin offering. 25 ‘For whoever eats the fat of the beast of which men bring as an offering made by fire to HWHY.

hands and burned them on the altar. 29 And Mosheh took the breast and waved 17 And the bull. 22 And he brought the second ram. plate. 26 and from the basket of unleavened 14 And he brought the bull for the sin bread that was before HWHY he took one offering. 11 And he sprinkled some of it on the altar 24 And he brought near the sons of seven times. 20 and he cut the ram into pieces. Mosheh burned the head. and offering. a wave offering before HWHY. 111 WAYYIQRA 8 be done. and waved them as a wave offering before cleansed the altar. and to HWHY. and on the thumb of anointed the Dwelling Place and all that his right hand. the set-apart sign of dedication. to blood on the tips of their right ears. and the appendage on the liver. and put the shoulder garment on 21 and he washed the entrails and the legs him. he put the golden laid their hands on the head of the ram. and the pieces. 30 And Mosheh took some of the anoint- 18 And he brought the ram of the burnt ing oil and some of the blood which was offering. the 9 and put the turban on his head. And on ram of ordination. It was an offering by fire and the two kidneys with their fat. ed him with the girdle. as HWHY had commanded as HWHY had commanded Mosheh. and on the 12 And he poured some of the anointing big toes of their right feet. and Aharon and his sons laid their on the altar. the robe. and 13 And Mosheh brought the sons of all the fat that was on the entrails. and on set them apart. on its front. And Mosheh burned the entire band of the shoulder garment. and put some on the horns Aharon and in the hands of his sons. and on the . 25 and took the fat and the fat tail. and its skin. as HWHY had commanded Mosheh. and the appendage on the liver. on them. Mosheh. and the right thigh. and an offering made 8 and put the breastplate on him. And Mosheh HWHY had commanded Mosheh. as HWHY had commanded the Urim and the Tummim in the breast. and of the altar all around with his finger. plate. It was a burnt offering for tied the shoulder garment on him. And Mosheh 27 and placed all these in the hands of took the blood. to 28 Mosheh then took them from their make atonement for it. and sprinkled it on Aharon. took some of its blood and put it on the tip 10 And Mosheh took the anointing oil and of Aharon’s right ear. and Mosheh put some of the its utensils. the camp. on hands on the head of the ram. and Aharon and put long shirts on them. And he poured the blood HWHY. and with it ram on the altar. right foot. sweet fragrance. it. and girded him with the embroidered in water. and Aharon and his sons the turban. and on the big toe of his was in it. And 7 and put the long shirt on him. and set them apart. and one thin cake. And Mosheh 6 So Mosheh brought Aharon and his sprinkled the blood on the altar all around. And Mosheh oil on Aharon’s head and anointed him. and Aharon and his sons laid their unleavened cake. They were ordinations for a entrails. set him apart.” 19 and it was slaughtered. a sweet fragrance. sons and washed them with water. at the base of the altar. It was and its dung. and a cake of bread hands on the head of the bull for the sin anointed with oil. and put turbans kidneys and their fat. and the basin and its base. to sprinkled the blood on the altar all around. and its flesh. and on his sons. and set it apart. Mosheh. and anointed the altar and all Aharon. and gird. and the two girded them with girdles. Mosheh burned them on the altar. 15 and it was slaughtered. the thumbs of their right hands. he burned with fire outside Mosheh’s portion of the ram of ordination. put them on the fat and on the right thigh. as 23 and it was slaughtered. on the 16 And he took all the fat that was on the burnt offering. his garments. and put by fire to HWHY. and dressed him in and the fat.

and burned them with the burnt offer- 9 And on the eighth day it came to be that Mosheh called Aharon and his ing on the altar. blood to him. altar all around. 14 And he washed the entrails and the legs. 35 “And stay at the door of the Tent of and the sons of Aharon presented to him Meeting day and night for seven days. 8 So Aharon came near to the altar and 31 And Mosheh said to Aharon and his slaughtered the calf of the sin offering. which HWHY commanded you to do. bread with fire. ment for them. which he sprinkled on the 5 And they took what Mosheh command. as peace offerings. for so I have been commanded. as I have commanded. ‘Take a male goat as a sin offering. and the HWHY. 12 And he slaughtered the burnt offering. and put it on the horns of the ‘Aharon and his sons are to eat it.’ ” him the blood. sons. “This is the word 20 and they placed the fat on the breasts. altar. with its pieces and head.” 21 But the breasts and the right thigh 7 And Mosheh said to Aharon.” 13 And they presented the burnt offering 36 And Aharon and his sons did all the to him. which were for the ing mixed with oil. and his sons. and the 33 “And do not go outside the door of the appendage on the liver of the sin offering Tent of Meeting for seven days. hand of Mosheh. to make atonement for you. ing for the people. the blood. and not all around. and the covering. kidneys. and make atone- apart Aharon. and 16 And he brought the burnt offering and bring them before HWHY. Tent of Meeting. like the first one. 10 And the fat. until the he burned on the altar. ram as a burnt offering. And make the people and blessed them. 11 And the flesh and the skin he burned 34 “HWHY has commanded to do. your burnt offering. 4 and a bull and a ram as peace offerings. as Mosheh had commanded.’ altar. besides the burnt offering of the perfect ones. and saying.WAYYIQRA 8 112 garments of his sons with him. done this day. both a year old. 15 And he brought the people’s offering. 6 And Mosheh said. which he sprinkled on the altar you shall guard the duty of HWHY. “Take for your. morning. ed before the Tent of Meeting. his garments. and slaughtered it and self a young bull as a sin offering and a made it a sin offering. and make atonement 22 Aharon then lifted up his hand toward for yourself and for the people. “Go to the Aharon waved as a wave offering before altar. congregation drew near and stood before the fat tail. for he fills your hands for seven days. and eat it there with the 9 And the sons of Aharon brought the bread that is in the basket of the ordina. a perfect one.” and the garments of his sons with him. And Aharon’s sons presented to appear to you. and the kidneys. saying. so that and he burned the fat on the altar. and all the 19 and the fat from the bull and the ram. For today HWHY shall people. according to the right-ruling. and poured the blood at the base of 32 “Then burn the rest of the flesh and the the altar. And he set the offering of the people. and prepare your sin offering and HWHY. die. 3 “And speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl. sons and the elders of Yisra’Ãl. and came . made it. “Cook the flesh at the door of the which was for himself. the esteem of HWHY appears to you. and took the goat. and he dipped his finger in tions. as HWHY has commanded. and the appendage on the liver. which was the sin offer- 2 And he said to Aharon. and burned it on the and a calf and a lamb. and a grain offer. 18 And he slaughtered the bull and the ram to slaughter before HWHY. And the blood. 17 He also brought the grain offering. as HWHY had days of your ordination are completed – commanded Mosheh. filled his hand with it. as he has with fire outside the camp. and he words that HWHY had commanded by the burned them on the altar. as a burnt offering.

and 8 And HWHY spoke to Aharon.” 23 And Mosheh and Aharon went into the 12 And Mosheh spoke to Aharon. Mosheh had said. and put incense on it. which He a clean place. and they died before HWHY. and came out and blessed ElÈazar and Ithamar. from the slaughterings of peace offerings 3 Then Mosheh said to Aharon. of the offerings made by fire 10 And NaÅaÄ and AÄihu. when you go have been right in the eyes of HWHY?” into the Tent of Meeting. saying. and Elohim has given it to you to unbind your heads nor tear your garments. 11 and to teach the children of Yisra’Ãl all 11 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon. the sons of Uzzi’Ãl the uncle of a law forever. bear the crookedness of the congregation. and and the thigh of the contribution you eat in brought strange fire before HWHY. it without fail in a set-apart place. and to Tent of Meeting. for it is most set-apart. nor your sons with you. And all the people saw and cried 13 “And you shall eat it in a set-apart aloud and fell on their faces. and to ing in a set-apart place. And it 4 And Mosheh called to Misha’Ãl and to shall be yours and your sons’ with you. lest you die – a 20 And when Mosheh heard that. 16 And Mosheh diligently looked for the take your brothers from before the set. for the 19 And Aharon said to Mosheh.” burned up. and the peace offerings. as a wave offering before HWHY. as HWHY has commanded. saying. to bring And Aharon was silent. and wrath come upon all the to make atonement for them before HWHY? people. But let your brothers. and between the unclean and the clean. ‘By those who 15 “The thigh of the contribution and the come near Me let Me be set-apart! And breast of the wave offering they bring with before all the people let Me be esteemed!’ ” the offerings of fat made by fire. saying. all the house 18 “See. You should have eaten has kindled. had eaten the sin offering today. 10 so as to make a distinction between the set-apart and the profane. because it is yours by law and your sons’ by law. you. and said to them. the hand of Mosheh. place. for so I have been commanded. each took his fire holder to HWHY. And he was wroth with ElÈazar 5 So they came near and took them by and Ithamar. lest you die. and eat it without leaven beside the consumed the burnt offering and the fat on altar. “Come near. 2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl. good in his eyes. bewail the burning which HWHY the set-apart place. since it is most set- ElÈazar and to Ithamar. and their burnt offering before HWHY. “See. would it you. saying to them. by Eltsaphan.” Aharon. what HWHY spoke. And the esteem of HWHY left. “Take the grain offering that is left appeared to all the people. its blood was not brought inside of Yisra’Ãl. and your had not commanded them. his sons who were the people. 17 “Why have you not eaten the sin offer- 6 And Mosheh said to Aharon. goat of the sin offering and saw it was apart place out of the camp. his sons.” And today they have brought their sin offering they did according to the word of Mosheh. “Do not apart. as I have 7 “And do not go out from the door of the commanded. the sons of Aharon who were their long shirts out of the camp. . daughters with you. which are given sumed them. the altar. and your sons. For they are yours by 2 And fire came out from HWHY and con- law and your sons’ by law. lest you die. and the laws which HWHY has spoken to them by the burnt offering. 14 “And the breast of the wave offering and put fire in it. it was law forever throughout your generations. “This is of the children of Yisra’Ãl. the sons of Aharon. matters like these have come to me! If I 9 “Do not drink wine or strong drink. anointing oil of HWHY is upon you. 113 WAYYIQRA 11 down from making the sin offering. as left.” Tent of Meeting. over from the offerings made by fire to 24 and fire came out from before HWHY and HWHY.

then it shall be clean. es their carcass is unclean. 17 and the little owl. when they are dead becomes unclean until 14 and the hawk. though it has a split hoof. among the insect that creeps on all fours: those which beasts. until evening. it is unclean four feet is an abomination to you. those that chew the cud or those that have a 22 ‘These of them you do eat: the locust split hoof: the camel. is unclean to you. and the grasshopper after its kind. the birds. because it chews the cud 23 ‘But all other flying insects which have but does not have a split hoof. because it chews the after its kind. 12 ‘All that have not fins or scales in the 30 and the gecko. to you. cud. they are an 31 ‘These are unclean to you among all abomination: the eagle. 13 ‘And these you do abominate among and the chameleon. these you do not eat among which to leap on the earth. . 9 ‘These you do eat of all that are in the 27 ‘And whatever goes on its paws. tortoise after its kind. touches their carcass is unclean until 10 ‘But all that have not fins and scales in evening. them falls. 6 and the hare. that those are unclean to you. 5 and the rabbit. and the vulture. earth: the mole. or does not chew the carcasses you do not touch. and the casses you abominate. ‘These are the living creatures and the hoopoe. and the cricket after its kind. and their completely divided. all that move in 28 and he who picks up their carcass has to the waters or any living creature which is wash his garments. they are not eaten. to you. yet does not chew the ments. and the fisher owl. and the pelican. and the nighthawk. because it chews the cud anyone touching the carcass of any of them but does not have a split hoof. it is unclean is unclean until evening. and the bat. that you do eat. Anyone who you do eat. and shall be unclean until evening. and the hawk after its kind. 29 ‘And these are unclean to you among 11 ‘They are an abomination to you – of the creeping creatures that creep on the their flesh you do not eat. waters is an abomination to you. whether 16 and the ostrich. these you do eat of every flying divided. and you break it. the heron after its kind. and the falcon after its evening. They are cud. and shall be unclean in the waters. Anyone who touches them and the black vulture. the waters. 3 ‘Whatever has a split hoof completely 21 ‘Only. it is after its kind. which you do eat among all the beasts that 20 ‘All flying insects that creep on all are on the earth: fours is an abomination to you. chewing the cud. waters: any one that has fins and scales in among all the creatures that go on all fours. and 33 ‘Any earthen vessel into which any of the carrion vulture. 24 ‘And by these you are made unclean. state falls upon. and the sand lizard. and their car. They are unclean to you. 32 ‘And whatever any of them in its dead 15 every raven after its kind. Anyone who touch- unclean to you. you. whatever is in it becomes un- 19 and the stork. it is put in water. and the land crocodile. in the seas or in the rivers. and the destroying locust cud but does not have a split hoof. kind. and the sand reptile. unclean to you. And it shall be unclean and the great owl. the seas and in the rivers. becomes unclean. have jointed legs above their feet with 4 ‘Only. it is unclean to you. any object in which work is done. and it is any wooden object or garment or skin the seagull. 25 and anyone picking up part of the car- 7 and the pig. that creep. clean. and the mouse. 18 and the white owl. 26 ‘Every beast that has a split hoof not 8 ‘Their flesh you do not eat.WAYYIQRA 11 114 saying. or sack. they are an abomination to until evening. cass of any of them has to wash his gar- completely divided.

it is foreskin is circumcised. becomes unclean. unclean. but whatever touches their days of her monthly separation she is carcass is unclean. 3 “And the priest shall look at the infec- 47 to make a distinction between the un. This eat. and are unclean to you. carcass has to wash his garments. whatever goes on all fours. and shall be unclean in the blood of her cleansing for sixty-six until evening. yours for food dies. They are saying. 2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl. a scab. creeps on the earth is an abomination. And do not be clean. one as a burnt offering and 44 ‘For I am HWHY your Elohim. to the door of 42 ‘Whatever crawls on its stomach. And if the hair . And you shall shall make atonement for her. and she remains wash his garments. with any creeping creature that creeps. 115 WAYYIQRA 13 34 ‘Any of the food which might be eaten. is clean. ing range – it is broken down. and she shall be set-apart. 35 ‘And on whatever any of their carcass falls becomes unclean – an oven or cook. 4 ‘And she remains in the blood of her 38 ‘But when any water is put on the seed cleansing thirty-three days. a collection of she shall be unclean seven days. clean and the clean. he who touches its 5 ‘But if she gives birth to a female child. touch whatever is set-apart. for I am set-apart. as 40 ‘And he who eats of its carcass has to in her monthly separation. am set-apart. and of every creature that his sons the priests. or a bright spot. and has given birth to a male child. clean.’ ” defile yourselves with any creeping creature that creeps on the earth. 12 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. ‘When a woman has conceived. and you the other as a sin offering. and a young pigeon or not eaten. and whatever 7 ‘And he shall bring it before HWHY. And he who picks up its days. 45 ‘For I am HWHY who is bringing you up 13 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon. and has many feet among all creeping creatures make atonement for her.’ ” it becomes unclean. is the Torah for her who has given birth to 43 ‘Do not make yourselves abominable a male or a female. carcass becomes unclean until evening. saying. are completed. and 8 ‘And if she is not able to bring a lamb. creeps on the earth. young pigeons. tion on the skin of the body. 41 ‘And every creeping creature that she brings to the priest a lamb a year old. and the Tent of Meeting. And you shall be set-apart. as in the water. and she does it is unclean to you. not come into the set-apart place until the 39 ‘And when any of the beasts which are days of her cleansing are completed. then he shall be birds and every living creature that moves brought to Aharon the priest or to one of in the waters. lest you be defiled by them. and it shall become on the skin of his body 46 ‘This is the Torah of the beasts and the like a leprous infection. for they are an abomination. to be your Elohim. these you do not cleansed from the flow of her blood. And the priest shall set yourselves apart. then she shall be unclean for two weeks. and shall 6 ‘And when the days of her cleansing be unclean until evening. it is as a burnt offering. saying. She does not and any part of any such carcass falls on it. 2 “When a man has on the skin of his out of the land of Mitsrayim. a turtledove as a sin offering. for a son or for a daughter. and between the living on which water comes. and she shall be that creep on the earth. then 36 ‘But a fountain or a well. do not make yourselves unclean with then she shall bring two turtledoves or two them. 37 ‘And when any of their carcass falls on 3 ‘And on the eighth day the flesh of his any planting seed which is to be sown. creature that is eaten and the living crea- and any drink which might be drunk from ture that is not eaten. for I body a swelling. unclean.

then he shall be brought to the priest. then the priest shall pronounce him priest again. and pronounce priest. reddish- appears to be as it was. infection appears to be deeper than the skin 16 “Or when the raw flesh changes and of his body. unclean. 17 “And the priest shall look at him and 4 “But if the bright spot is white on the see. he shall come to the the priest shall look at him. he is clean. burn shall become a bright spot. priest shall pronounce him unclean. 14 “But the day raw flesh appears on him. 26 “But if the priest looks at it and sees 12 “And if leprosy breaks out all over the there are no white hairs in the bright spot. and it is healed. and he white hairs in it. then the priest shall shut up 18 “And when the body has a boil in the the infected one seven days. it is a leprous infection. it is and the priest shall pronounce him clean. reddish- 10 “And the priest shall look and see. then the priest shall 7 “But if the scab spreads further over the shut him up seven days. and the infection has not infection which has broken out of the boil. then the it has not spread. it is a unclean. unclean. and there is a spot of the hair of the bright spot has turned white. the skin. he is unclean. it is a leprous has darkened. the scab has spread on the skin. and its hair has not clean. skin.WAYYIQRA 13 116 on the infection has turned white. and it has 25 then the priest shall look at it and see. after he has been seen by the priest 22 and if it has spread further over the for his cleansing. if the infection a white swelling or a bright spot. It has all skin. And flesh and pronounce him to be unclean – the priest shall pronounce him clean. spread on the skin. if turned the hair white. then skin of his body. it is a leprous infection. It is a scab. leprosy. but has skin of the infected one. then it shall be seen by the priest. the priest shall on the seventh day and see. and has not spread on the skin. but has 15 “And the priest shall look at the raw faded. and its hair 6 “And the priest shall look at him again has turned white. and the raw flesh of the man. turned white. the swelling on the skin is white. if white or white. him unclean. it is the scar of the boil. raw flesh in the swelling. and the infection white. he shall seventh day. skin. He does not shut him up. if the infection has turned white. and it appears deeper than the skin. If it spreads further over the pronounce the infected one clean. 8 “And the priest shall look and see. he is clean. it appears deeper than the skin. unclean. 5 “And the priest shall look at him on the 19 and in the place of the boil there comes seventh day and see. then the priest shall 21 “But if the priest looks at it and sees no pronounce him clean. wherever the priest looks. and the the raw flesh is unclean. it is a swelling from the burn. he shall be seen by the skin. if the infection pronounce him unclean. and it is not deeper than shall wash his garments and be clean. then the priest 20 “And the priest shall look and see. then the priest shall pronounce him turned white. 28 “But if the bright spot stays in its place. then the priest shall shut him up his foot. if the 27 “And the priest shall look at him on the leprosy has covered all his body. And turns white again. 13 then the priest shall look and see. And the body. it is 11 it is an old leprosy on the skin of his leprosy broken out in the burn. if shall shut him up another seven days. for it . 24 “Or when the body receives a burn on 9 “When the infection of leprosy is on a its skin by fire. seven days. if 23 “But if the bright spot stays in its place. it is leprosy. for he is leprous infection. it is a leprous infection. and the priest shall pronounce him priest shall pronounce him unclean. has not spread on the skin. and does not appear to be the priest shall pronounce the infected one deeper than the skin. skin. and the leprosy shall cover all the and it is not deeper than the skin. from his head to faded. but has faded.

it if the swelling of the infection is reddish- is an eruption. if the eruption has spread over the days. And he shall in the warp or in the weft. the infection is an active leprosy. is leprosy breaking out on his bald head or tion and see. if the for it is an active leprosy. 38 “And when a man or a woman has 52 “And he shall burn that garment. with- is no black hair in it. eruption seven days. object. object. and there is no yellow 46 “He is unclean – all the days he has the hair in it. he is clean. if it appears deeper than the his bald forehead. it the priest shall pronounce him clean. then the priest shall out fail. and he dwells alone. the eruption has healed. 29 “And when a man. and work. it is an infection of leprosy and 35 “But if the eruption spreads further shall be shown to the priest. or shall pronounce him clean. The not appear deeper than the skin. 41 “And if the hair has fallen from his 54 then the priest shall give command. And the priest 47 “And when a garment has an infection shall shut up the one with the eruption of leprosy in it. or 40 “And when a man loses the hair of his in the warp or in the weft. lip and cry. his infection is on his head. he is unclean. and the eruption does not appear infection he is unclean. or in leather or in any leather-work. or the bright spots on the skin of the body. or bright spots. and does not 49 and the infection shall be greenish or appear deeper than the skin. but the outside the camp. and he has to cover his upper look at the infection and see. he is bald on the forehead. It is burned with bright spots on the skin of the body are dull fire. or a woman. then the priest reddish in the garment or in the leather. in wool or in linen. white. and forehead. 39 then the priest shall look and see. if the erup. he is bald. head. has not spread over the skin. He is unclean. 117 WAYYIQRA 13 is the scar from the burn. a linen garment. ‘Unclean! Unclean!’ tion has not spread. clean. eruption he does not shave. the priest need not seek for yellow 51 “And he shall look at the infection on hair. tion of the eruption and sees that it does 44 he is a leprous man. the seventh day. and there is black hair grown up in in the weft. his dwelling place is 33 then he shall shave himself. the priest shall pronounce him unclean. skin. any leather object in which the infection is. and there priest shall pronounce him unclean. or in any leather head. 34 “And on the seventh day the priest shall 48 or in the warp or in the weft of linen or look at the eruption and see. white warp or the weft. and there is thin yellow hair in it. it 30 then the priest shall look at the infec. then 43 “And the priest shall look at it and see. 50 “And the priest shall look at the infec- 36 then the priest shall look at him and tion and shut up the infected one seven see. has an 42 “And when there is on the bald head or infection on the head or in the beard. And when the infection 37 “But if the eruption appears to have has spread in the garment. or in any leather wash his garments. or in the leather or any leather- it. skin. a leprosy of the head or white on his bald head or on his bald fore- beard. if the eruption wool. and he shall be clean. is unclean. deeper than the skin. over the skin after his cleansing. skin of the body. it is a white spot that grows on the 53 “But if the priest looks and sees that the skin. infection has not spread in the garment. and his head is 32 “And on the seventh day the priest shall uncovered. in a woollen garment or in another seven days. shut up the one with the infection of the 45 “As for the leper who has the infection. he is unclean. he is clean. as the appearance of leprosy on the 31 “But when the priest looks at the infec. or in the warp or stayed. he is they shall wash that in which the infection . He is clean. his garments are torn. bald forehead a reddish-white infection.

guilt offering. and wave them as a wave object. before HWHY. and hyssop. and on the thumb of 4 then the priest shall command. And he shall shut it up another seven field. and on 7 “And he shall sprinkle it seven times on the thumb of his right hand. but shall stay outside his unclean. and he his right hand. and in the warp or in the weft. he shaves off. be brought to the priest. who is to be cleansed. away. or the oil as a grain offering. 9 “And on the seventh day it shall be that 56 “And if the priest shall look and see he shaves all the hair off his head and his that the infection has faded after washing beard and his eyebrows. or lamb and bring it as a guilt offering. warp or the weft. or in any leather male lambs. and shall pronounce him clean. and pour it into the palm of his 5 “And the priest shall command. 59 “This is the Torah of the infection 12 “And the priest shall take one male of leprosy in a garment of wool or linen. Burn it lamb a year old. and the priest and the priest shall look and see. or out of the weft. in its inside or outside.WAYYIQRA 13 118 is. saying. nounce it unclean. shall be clean.” 13 “And he shall slaughter the lamb in the place where he slaughters the sin offering 14 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. two live and clean birds. that in which the infection is. And he shall wash his or out of the warp. it shall be washed a second time. and dip them and the live bird in the blood 17 “And of the rest of the oil in his hand. to pronounce it clean or to pro. seven times before HWHY. if the his hair and wash himself in water. 57 “And if it is still seen in the garment. or any leather object. shall be clean. 15 “And the priest shall take some of the and scarlet. even all his hair it. days. ear of him who is to be cleansed. For the guilt offering. blood of the guilt offering. and shall let the live bird loose in the open 18 “And the rest of the oil that is in the . if the shall put it on the tip of the right ear of him leprosy is healed in the leper. he shall kill one of the birds in an earthen 16 “And the priest shall dip his right finger vessel over running water. perfect ones. and on the big toe of his shall take for him who is to be cleansed right foot. and shall with these offerings. tenths of an Ãphah of fine flour mixed with 58 “And if you wash the garment. then he shall tear it out of the garment. and shall 6 “Let him take the live bird and the sprinkle some of the oil with his finger cedar wood and the scarlet and the hyssop. Then after that he comes though the infection has not spread. and one log of oil. and infection has not changed its appearance. or out garments and wash his body in water. door of the Tent of Meeting. 8 “And he who is to be cleansed shall 55 “And the priest shall look at the infec. like the sin offering. then present the man who is to be cleansed. offering before HWHY. in a set-apart place. and cedar wood. and shall shave off all tion after it has been washed and see. or in any leather the log of oil. leper for the day of his cleansing: He shall belongs to the priest. and three- with fire. at the be clean. wash his garments. and one ewe object. and burn it in the fire – it is eaten tent seven days. of the bird that was killed over the running the priest puts some on the tip of the right water. and of the leather. in the oil that is in his left hand. if 11 “And the priest who is cleansing shall the infection has disappeared from it. 2 “This shall be the Torah of the and the burnt offering. a perfect one. log of oil. and on the big him who is to be cleansed from the toe of his right foot. on the blood of the leprosy. or 10 “And on the eighth day he takes two in the warp or in the weft. and own left hand. it is into the camp. 14 “And the priest shall take some of the 3 and the priest shall go out of the camp. It is most set-apart. it is a spreading infection.

and the the house. to the priest goes in to look at the plague. and the priest shall take dish. which appear to be deep in the wall. 19 “And the priest shall make the sin 31 that which he is able to afford. seventh day and look and see. afford it. to afford.” him. and they shall throw them outside hand seven times before HWHY. grain offering. offering. saying. 33 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh and to 21 “But if he is poor and is unable to Aharon. priest shall wave them as a wave offering 37 “And he shall look at the plague and before HWHY. after he has for him before HWHY. put them in the place of those stones. the one offering. if the plague is on the walls of the 25 “And he shall slaughter the lamb of the house with sunken places. And the priest shall doves or young pigeons. and on the big toe place outside the city. on the place of the blood 42 “And they shall take other stones and of the guilt offering. right hand. and one-tenth of an session. and seems to me that there is some plague in one shall be a sin offering and the other a the house. 119 WAYYIQRA 14 priest’s hand he puts on the head of him 30 “And he shall prepare one of the turtle- who is to be cleansed. 20 “And the priest shall offer the burnt 32 “This is the Torah for one who had an offering and the grain offering on the altar. see. infection of leprosy. to make atonement breaks out in the house. such as he is able make atonement for him before HWHY.’ burnt offering. ‘It pigeons. 28 “And the priest shall put some of the oil 41 while he lets the house be scraped that is in his hand on the tip of the right ear inside. and on the big toe of his right 39 “And the priest shall come again on the foot. saying. 40 then the priest shall command. 24 “And the priest shall take the lamb of And after that the priest goes in to look at the guilt offering and the log of oil. so that door of the Tent of Meeting. priest’s hand he puts on the head of him 43 “And if the plague comes back and who is to be cleansed. before HWHY. removed the stones. into an unclean place. before the on the eighth day for his cleansing. which I am giving you as a pos- atonement for him. all around. greenish or red- guilt offering. and 29 “And the rest of the oil that is in the take other mortar and plaster the house. and a log of oil. with the grain offering. the city. and make atonement for him who as a sin offering and the other as a burnt is to be cleansed from his uncleanness. all that is in the house is not made unclean. and the dust that they of him who is to be cleansed. into the palm of his own left hand. to make KenaÈan. such as he is able to afford. who is unable to And the priest shall make atonement for afford for his cleansing. and shut up the is to be cleansed. and on the scrape off they shall pour out in an unclean thumb of the right hand. And the Then afterwards he slaughters the burnt priest shall make atonement for him who is offering. and 23 “And he shall bring them to the priest they shall empty the house. of his right foot. after he has scraped . and I put a plague of leprosy in a Ãphah of fine flour mixed with oil as a house in the land of your possession. then he shall take one male lamb 34 “When you come into the land of as a guilt offering to be waved. 36 “And the priest shall command. to be cleansed before HWHY. and on the thumb of his house seven days. 35 then shall the one who owns the house 22 and two turtledoves or two young come and inform the priest. some of the blood of the guilt offering and 38 then the priest shall go out of the house. and he shall be clean. if the plague 26 “Then the priest pours some of the oil has spread on the walls of the house. put it on the tip of the right ear of him who to the door of the house. and they 27 “And the priest shall sprinkle with his shall remove the stones with the plague in right finger some of the oil that is in his left them.

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the house, and after it is plastered, say to them, ‘When any man has a
44 then the priest shall come and look and discharge from his flesh, his discharge is
see, if the plague has spread in the house, it unclean.
is an active leprosy in the house, it is 3 ‘And this is his uncleanness in regard to

unclean. his discharge; whether his flesh runs with
45 “And he shall break down the house, its his discharge, or his flesh is stopped up by
stones, and its timber, and all the plaster of his discharge, it is his uncleanness.
the house, and he shall bring them outside 4 ‘Any bed becomes unclean on which he

the city to an unclean place. who has the discharge lies, and any object
46 “And he who goes into the house, all on which he sits becomes unclean.
the days while it is shut up, becomes un- 5 ‘And anyone who touches his bed has

clean until evening. to wash his garments, and shall bathe in
47 “And he who lies down in the house water, and be unclean until evening.
has to wash his garments, and he who eats 6 ‘And he who sits on any object on

in the house has to wash his garments. which he who has the discharge sat, has to
48 “However, if the priest indeed comes in wash his garments, and shall bathe in
and looks at it and sees that the plague has water, and be unclean until evening.
not spread in the house after the house was 7 ‘And he who touches the flesh of him

plastered, then the priest shall pronounce who has the discharge has to wash his
the house clean, because the plague is garments, and shall bathe in water, and
healed. shall be unclean until evening.
49 “And to cleanse the house, he shall take 8 ‘And when he who has the discharge

two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and spits on him who is clean, then he shall
hyssop. wash his garments, and shall bathe in
50 “And he shall kill one of the birds in an water, and be unclean until evening.
earthen vessel over running water, 9 ‘Any saddle on which he who has the
51 and he shall take the cedar wood, and discharge rides becomes unclean.
the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the live 10 ‘And whoever touches any of that

bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain which was under him is unclean until
bird and in the running water, and shall evening. And he who is carrying them up
sprinkle the house seven times. has to wash his garments, and shall bathe
52 “He shall thus cleanse the house with in water, and be unclean until evening.
the blood of the bird and the running water 11 ‘And anyone whom he who has the dis-

and the live bird, and with the cedar wood, charge touches without rinsing his hands in
and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet, water, shall wash his garments and bathe in
53 and he shall let the live bird loose water, and be unclean until evening.
outside the city in the open field, and 12 ‘And the earthen vessel which he who

shall make atonement for the house, and has the discharge touches has to be broken,
it shall be clean. and every wooden vessel has to be rinsed
54 “This is the Torah for any infection of in water.
leprosy, and eruption, 13 ‘And when he who has a discharge is
55 and for leprosy of a garment, and of a cleansed of his discharge, then he shall
house, count for himself seven days for his
56 and for a swelling, and for a scab, and cleansing, and shall wash his garments,
for a bright spot, and shall bathe his flesh in running water,
57 to teach when it is unclean and when it and be clean.
is clean. This is the Torah of leprosy.” 14 ‘And on the eighth day he takes for

himself two turtledoves or two young
15 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh and to
Aharon, saying,
2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl, and
pigeons, and shall come before HWHY, to the
door of the Tent of Meeting, and shall give
them to the priest.

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15 ‘And the priest shall prepare them, the shall bathe in water, and be unclean until
one as a sin offering and the other as a evening.
burnt offering. And the priest shall make 28 ‘But if she is cleansed of her discharge,

atonement for him before HWHY because of then she shall count for herself seven days,
his discharge. and after that she is clean.
16 ‘And when a man has an emission of 29 ‘And on the eighth day she takes for

semen, then he shall wash all his flesh in herself two turtledoves or two young
water, and be unclean until evening. pigeons, and shall bring them to the priest,
17 ‘And any garment and any leather on to the door of the Tent of Meeting.
which there is semen, shall also be washed 30 ‘And the priest shall prepare the one as

with water, and be unclean until evening. a sin offering and the other as a burnt
18 ‘And when a woman lies with a man, offering, and the priest shall make atone-
and there is an emission of semen, they ment for her before HWHY for the discharge
both shall bathe in water, and be unclean of her uncleanness.
until evening. 31 ‘Thus you shall separate the children of
19 ‘And when a woman has a discharge, Yisra’Ãl from their uncleanness, lest they
and the discharge from her flesh is blood, die in their uncleanness when they defile
she has to be in her separation for seven My Dwelling Place which is in their midst.
days. And whoever touches her is unclean 32 ‘This is the Torah for one who has a

until evening. discharge, and for him who emits semen
20 ‘And whatever she lies on during her and is unclean thereby,
separation is unclean. And whatever she 33 and for her who is sick in her monthly

sits on is unclean. separation, and for one who has a dis-
21 ‘And anyone who touches her bed has charge, either man or woman, and for him
to wash his garments, and shall bathe in who lies with an unclean woman.’ ”
water, and be unclean until evening.
22 ‘And whoever touches any object that

she sat on has to wash his garments, and 16 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh after
the death of the two sons of
shall bathe in water, and be unclean until Aharon, as they drew near before HWHY,
evening. and died.
23 ‘And if it is on the bed or on any object 2 And HWHY said to Mosheh, “Speak to

on which she sits, when he touches it, he is Aharon your brother not to come in at all
unclean until evening. times to the Set-apart Place inside the veil,
24 ‘And if any man lies with her at all, and before the lid of atonement which is on the
her monthly flow is on him, he shall be ark, lest he die, because I appear in the
unclean seven days. And any bed he lies cloud above the lid of atonement.
on is unclean. 3 “With this Aharon should come into the
25 ‘And when a woman has a discharge of Set-apart Place: with the blood of a young
blood for many days, other than at the time bull as a sin offering, and of a ram as a
of her monthly separation, or when she burnt offering.
discharges beyond her usual time of 4 “He should put on the set-apart linen

monthly separation, all the days of her long shirt, with linen trousers on his flesh,
unclean discharge shall be as the days of and gird himself with a linen girdle, and be
her monthly separation. She is unclean. dressed with the linen turban – they are
26 ‘Any bed on which she lies all the days set-apart garments. And he shall bathe his
of her discharge is to her as the bed of her body in water, and shall put them on.
monthly separation. And whatever she sits 5 “And from the congregation of the

on is unclean, as the uncleanness of her children of Yisra’Ãl he takes two male
monthly separation. goats as a sin offering, and one ram as a
27 ‘And anyone who touches them is burnt offering.
unclean, and shall wash his garments, and 6 “And Aharon shall bring the bull as a

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sin offering, which is for himself, and Meeting when he goes in to make atone-
make atonement for himself and for his ment in the Set-apart Place, until he comes
house. out. And he shall make atonement for him-
7 “And he shall take the two goats and let self, and for his household, and for all the
them stand before HWHY at the door of the assembly of Yisra’Ãl.
Tent of Meeting. 18 “And he shall go out to the altar that is
8 “And Aharon shall cast lots for the two before HWHY, and make atonement for it.
goats, one lot for HWHY and the other lot for And he shall take some of the blood of the
Azazel. bull and some of the blood of the goat, and
9 “And Aharon shall bring the goat on put it on the horns of the altar all around.
which the lot for HWHY fell, and shall 19 “And he shall sprinkle some of the

prepare it as a sin offering. blood on it with his finger seven times, and
10 “But the goat on which the lot for cleanse it, and set it apart from the
Azazel fell is caused to stand alive before uncleanness of the children of Yisra’Ãl.
HWHY, to make atonement upon it, to send it 20 “And when he has finished atoning for

into the wilderness to Azazel. the Set-apart Place, and the Tent of
11 “And Aharon shall bring the bull of the Meeting, and the altar, he shall bring the
sin offering, which is for himself, and live goat.
make atonement for himself and for his 21 “Then Aharon shall lay both his hands

house, and shall slaughter the bull as the on the head of the live goat, and shall
sin offering which is for himself, confess over it all the crookednesses of the
12 and shall take a fire holder filled with children of Yisra’Ãl, and all their transgres-
burning coals of fire from the altar before sions in all their sins, and shall put them on
HWHY, with his hands filled with sweet the head of the goat, and shall send it away
incense beaten fine, and shall bring it into the wilderness by the hand of a fit
inside the veil. man.
13 “And he shall put the incense on the 22 “And the goat shall bear on itself

fire before HWHY, and the cloud of incense all their crookednesses, to a land cut off.
shall cover the lid of atonement which is Thus he shall send the goat away into the
on the Witness, lest he die. wilderness.
14 “And he shall take some of the blood of 23 “Aharon shall then come into the Tent

the bull and sprinkle it with his finger on of Meeting, and shall take off the linen
the lid of atonement on the east side, also garments which he put on when he went
in front of the lid of atonement he sprinkles into the Set-apart Place, and shall leave
some of the blood with his finger seven them there.
times. 24 “And he shall bathe his body in water
15 “And he shall slaughter the goat of the in the set-apart place, and shall put on his
sin offering, which is for the people, and garments, and shall come out and prepare
shall bring its blood inside the veil, and his burnt offering and the burnt offering of
shall do with that blood as he did with the the people, and make atonement for him-
blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the lid self and for the people,
of atonement and in front of the lid of 25 and burn the fat of the sin offering on

atonement. the altar.
16 “And he shall make atonement for the 26 “And he who sent away the goat to

Set-apart Place, because of the uncleanness Azazel washes his garments, and shall
of the children of Yisra’Ãl, and because of bathe his body in water, and afterward he
their transgressions in all their sins. And so comes into the camp.
he does for the Tent of Meeting which is 27 “And the bull for the sin offering and

dwelling with them in the midst of their the goat for the sin offering, whose blood
uncleanness. was brought in to make atonement in the
17 “And no man should be in the Tent of Set-apart Place, is brought outside the

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camp. And they shall burn their skins, and them as peace offerings to HWHY.
their flesh, and their dung with fire. 6 “And the priest shall sprinkle the blood
28 “And he who burns them washes his
on the altar of HWHY at the door of the Tent
garments, and shall bathe his body in of Meeting, and shall burn the fat for a
water, and afterward he comes into the sweet fragrance to HWHY.
camp. 7 “And let them no longer slaughter their
29 “And this shall be for you a law
slaughterings to demons, after whom they
forever: In the seventh month, on the tenth whored. This is a law forever for them
day of the month, you afflict your beings, throughout their generations.” ’
and do no work, the native or the stranger 8 “And say to them, ‘Any man of the
who sojourns among you. house of Yisra’Ãl, or of the strangers who
30 “For on that day he makes atonement
sojourn among you, who offers a burnt
for you, to cleanse you, to be clean from all offering or slaughtering,
your sins before HWHY. 9 and does not bring it to the door of the
31 “It is a Sabbath of rest for you, and you
Tent of Meeting, to do it to HWHY, that man
shall afflict your beings – a law forever. shall be cut off from among his people.
32 “And the priest, who is anointed and 10 ‘And any man of the house of Yisra’Ãl,
ordained to serve as priest in his father’s or of the strangers who sojourn among
place, shall make atonement, and shall put you, who eats any blood, I shall set My
on the linen garments, the set-apart gar- face against that being who eats blood, and
ments, shall cut him off from among his people.
33 and he shall make atonement for the 11 ‘For the life of the flesh is in the blood,
Most Set-apart Place, and make atonement and I have given it to you upon the altar to
for the Tent of Meeting and for the altar, make atonement for your lives, for it is the
and make atonement for the priests and for blood that makes atonement for the life.’
all the people of the assembly. 12 “Therefore I said to the children of
34 “And this shall be for you a law forev- Yisra’Ãl, ‘No being among you eats blood,
er, to make atonement for the children of nor does any stranger who sojourns among
Yisra’Ãl, for all their sins, once a year.” you eat blood.’
And he did as HWHY commanded Mosheh. 13 “And any man from the children of

Yisra’Ãl, or from the strangers who sojourn
17 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
2 “Speak to Aharon, to his sons, and
among you, who hunts and catches any
beast or bird, which is eaten, shall pour out
to all the children of Yisra’Ãl, and say to its blood and cover it with dust,
them, ‘This is the word which HWHY has 14 for it is the life of all flesh. Its blood is
commanded, saying, for its life. And I said to the children of
3 “Any man from the house of Yisra’Ãl Yisra’Ãl, ‘Do not eat the blood of any flesh,
who slaughters a bull or a lamb or a goat in for the life of all flesh is its blood. Anyone
the camp, or who slaughters it outside the eating it is cut off.’
camp, 15 “And any being who eats a carcass or
4 and does not bring it to the door of the what was torn by a beast, be he a native or
Tent of Meeting, to bring an offering to a stranger, he shall wash his garments and
HWHY before the Dwelling Place of HWHY, bathe in water, and shall be unclean until
blood-guilt is reckoned to that man. He has evening. Then he shall be clean.
shed blood, and that man shall be cut off 16 “And if he does not wash or bathe his
from among his people, body, then he shall bear his crookedness.”
5 in order that the children of Yisra’Ãl

bring their slaughterings which they
slaughter in the open field. And they shall 18 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl,

bring them to HWHY at the door of the Tent and say to them, ‘I am HWHY your Elohim.
of meeting, to the priest, and slaughter 3 ‘Do not do as they do in the land of

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Mitsrayim, where you dwelt. And do not are her relatives – it is wickedness.
do as they do in the land of KenaÈan, where 18 ‘And do not take a woman as a rival to

I am bringing you, and do not walk in their her sister, to uncover her nakedness while
laws. the other is alive.
4 ‘Do My right-rulings and guard My 19 ‘And do not approach a woman

laws, to walk in them. I am HWHY your to uncover her nakedness in her monthly
Elohim. separation of uncleanness.
5 ‘And you shall guard My laws and My 20 ‘And do not have intercourse with the

right-rulings, which a man does and lives wife of your neighbour, to defile yourself
by them. I am HWHY. with her.
6 ‘No one is to approach anyone of his 21 ‘And do not give any of your offspring

own flesh to uncover his nakedness. I am to pass through to Mole¿. And do not pro-
HWHY. fane the Name of your Elohim. I am HWHY.
7 ‘The nakedness of your father or the 22 ‘And do not lie with a male as with a

nakedness of your mother you do not woman, it is an abomination.
uncover. She is your mother, you do not 23 ‘And do not have intercourse with any

uncover her nakedness. beast, to defile yourself with it. And a
8 ‘The nakedness of your father’s wife woman does not stand before a beast to
you do not uncover, it is your father’s mate with it, it is a perversion.
nakedness. 24 ‘Do not defile yourselves with all these,
9 ‘The nakedness of your sister, the for by all these the nations are defiled,
daughter of your father, or the daughter of which I am driving out before you.
your mother, whether born at home or else- 25 ‘Thus the land became defiled, there-

where, their nakedness you do not uncover. fore I punished it for its crookedness, and
10 ‘The nakedness of your son’s daughter the land vomited out its inhabitants.
or your daughter’s daughter, their naked- 26 ‘But you, you shall guard My laws and

ness you do not uncover, for theirs is your My right-rulings, and not do any of these
own nakedness. abominations, the native nor stranger who
11 ‘The nakedness of your father’s wife’s sojourns among you,
daughter, brought forth by your father, she 27 because the men of the land who were

is your sister, you do not uncover her before you have done all these abomina-
nakedness. tions, and thus the land became defiled,
12 ‘The nakedness of your father’s sister 28 ‘So let not the land vomit you out for

you do not uncover, she is your father’s defiling it, as it vomited out the nations
flesh. that were before you.
13 ‘The nakedness of your mother’s sister 29 ‘For whoever does any of these abomi-

you do not uncover, for she is your nations, those beings who do them shall be
mother’s flesh. cut off from among their people.
14 ‘The nakedness of your father’s brother 30 ‘And you shall guard My Charge, so as
you do not uncover, you do not approach not to do any of these abominable practices
his wife, she is your aunt. which were done before you, so as not to
15 ‘The nakedness of your daughter-in- defile yourselves by them. I am HWHY your
law you do not uncover, she is your son’s Elohim.’ ”
wife, you do not uncover her nakedness.
16 ‘The nakedness of your brother’s wife

you do not uncover, it is your brother’s 19 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
2 “Speak to all the congregation of

nakedness. the children of Yisra’Ãl, and say to them,
17 ‘The nakedness of a woman and her ‘Be set-apart, for I HWHY your Elohim am
daughter you do not uncover, nor do you set-apart.
take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s 3 ‘Each one of you should fear his moth-

daughter, to uncover her nakedness. They er and his father, and guard My Sabbaths.

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I am HWHY your Elohim. a garment woven of two sorts of thread
4 ‘Do not turn to idols, and do not make upon you.
20 ‘And when a man has intercourse with
for yourselves moulded mighty ones. I am
HWHY your Elohim. a woman who is a female servant, engaged
5 ‘And when you bring a peace offering to a man, and who has not at all been
to HWHY, bring it for your acceptance. ransomed nor redeemed, there should be
6 ‘It is eaten the same day you slaughter an inquiry. But they are not put to death,
it, and on the next day. And that which is because she was not free.
21 ‘And he shall bring his guilt offering to
left on the third day is burned with fire.
7 ‘So if it is eaten at all on the third day, it HWHY, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, a
is abominable, it is not accepted, ram as a guilt offering.
8 and he who eats it bears his crooked- 22 ‘And the priest shall make atonement

ness, because he has profaned the set-apart for him with the ram of the guilt offering
offering of HWHY, and that being shall be before HWHY for his sin which he has done.
cut off from his people. And the sin which he has sinned shall be
9 ‘And when you reap the harvest of your forgiven him.
23 ‘And when you come into the land,
land, do not completely reap the corners of
your field or gather the gleanings of your and have planted all kinds of trees for
harvest. food, then you shall reckon their fruit as
10 ‘And do not glean your vineyard or uncircumcised. For three years it is as
gather every grape of your vineyard, leave uncircumcised to you, it is not eaten.
24 ‘And in the fourth year all its fruit is
them for the poor and the stranger. I am
HWHY your Elohim. set-apart – praises to HWHY.
11 ‘Do not steal, do not lie, do not deceive 25 ‘And in the fifth year you eat its fruit,

one another. so that it increases its yield to you. I am
12 ‘And do not swear falsely by My Name HWHY your Elohim.
and so profane the Name of your Elohim. 26 ‘Do not eat meat with the blood. Do not

I am HWHY. practise divination or magic.
13 ‘Do not oppress your neighbour or rob 27 ‘Do not round the corner of your head,

him. The wages of him who is hired is not nor destroy the corner of your beard.
to remain with you all night until morning. 28 ‘And do not make any cuttings in your
14 ‘Do not curse the deaf or put a stum- flesh for the dead, nor put tattoo marks on
bling-block before the blind, but fear your you. I am HWHY.
Elohim. I am HWHY. 29 ‘Do not profane your daughter by
15 ‘Do no unrighteousness in right-ruling. making her a whore, so that the land does
Do not be partial to the poor or favour the not whore, and the land becomes filled
face of the great, but rightly rule your with wickedness.
neighbour in righteousness. 30 ‘Guard My Sabbaths and reverence My
16 ‘Do not go slandering among your set-apart place. I am HWHY.
people. Do not stand against the blood 31 ‘Do not turn to mediums, and do not

of your neighbour. I am HWHY. seek after spiritists to be defiled by them. I
17 ‘Do not hate your brother in your heart. am HWHY your Elohim.
Reprove your neighbour, for certain, and 32 ‘Rise up before the grey-headed. And

bear no sin because of him. you shall favour the face of an old man,
18 ‘Do not take vengeance or bear a and shall fear your Elohim. I am HWHY.
grudge against the children of your people. 33 ‘And when a stranger sojourns with

And you shall love your neighbour as you in your land, do not oppress him.
yourself. I am HWHY. 34 ‘Let the stranger who dwells among
19 ‘Guard My laws. Do not let your live- you be to you as the native among you, and
stock mate with another kind. Do not sow you shall love him as yourself. For you
your field with mixed seed. And do not put were strangers in the land of Mitsrayim. I

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am HWHY your Elohim. be put to death.
35 ‘Do no unrighteousness in right-ruling, 11 ‘And a man who lies with the wife of

in measurement of length, in weight, or in his father has uncovered the nakedness of
measuring liquids. his father, both of them shall certainly be
36 ‘Have right scales, right weights, a put to death, their blood is upon them.
12 ‘And a man who lies with his daughter-
right Ãphah, and a right hin. I am HWHY your
Elohim, who brought you out of the land in-law: both of them shall certainly be put
of Mitsrayim. to death, they have made confusion, their
37 ‘And you shall guard all My laws and blood is upon them.
13 ‘And a man who lies with a male as he
all My right-rulings, and do them. I am
HWHY.’ ” lies with a woman: both of them have done
an abomination, they shall certainly be put
20 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
2 “Say to the children of Yisra’Ãl,
to death, their blood is upon them.
14 ‘And a man who marries a woman and

her mother: it is wickedness, they are
‘Any man of the children of Yisra’Ãl, or of
the strangers who sojourn in Yisra’Ãl, who burned with fire, both he and they, that
gives any of his offspring to Mole¿, shall there be no wickedness in your midst.
15 ‘And a man who has intercourse with a
certainly be put to death. The people of the
land shall stone him with stones. beast: he shall certainly be put to death,
3 ‘And I, I shall set My face against that and the beast you kill.
16 ‘And a woman who approaches any
man, and shall cut him off from the midst
of his people, because he has given of his beast and mates with it: you shall kill the
offspring to Mole¿, so as to defile My set- woman and the beast, they shall certainly
apart place and to profane My set-apart be put to death, their blood is upon them.
Name. 17 ‘And a man who takes his sister, his
4 ‘And if the people of the land at all hide father’s daughter or his mother’s daughter,
their eyes from the man, as he gives any of and sees her nakedness and she sees his
his offspring to Mole¿, and they do not kill nakedness: it is wickedness, and they shall
him, be cut off before the eyes of their people.
5 then I shall set My face against that He has uncovered his sister’s nakedness,
man and against his clan, and shall cut him he bears his crookedness.
off – and all who go whoring after him, 18 ‘And a man who lies with a woman

even go whoring after Mole¿ – from the during her sickness and uncovers her
midst of their people. nakedness: he has laid bare her flow, and
6 ‘And the being who turns to mediums, she has uncovered the flow of her blood,
and to spiritists, to go whoring after them, I both of them shall be cut off from the
shall set My face against that being and cut midst of their people.
him off from the midst of his people. 19 ‘And do not uncover the nakedness of
7 ‘And you shall set yourselves apart, your mother’s sister nor of your father’s
and shall be set-apart, for I am HWHY your sister, for that is laying bare one’s own
Elohim, flesh, they bear their crookedness.
8 and you shall guard My laws and do 20 ‘And a man who lies with his uncle’s

them. I am HWHY, who sets you apart. wife: he has uncovered his uncle’s naked-
9 ‘For everyone who curses his father or ness, they bear their sin, they die childless.
his mother shall certainly be put to death – 21 ‘And a man who takes his brother’s

he has cursed his father or his mother, his wife: it is uncleanness, he has uncovered
blood is on him. his brother’s nakedness, they are childless.
10 ‘And a man who commits adultery with 22 ‘And you shall guard all My laws and

the wife of another man, who commits all My right-rulings, and do them, so that
adultery with the wife of his neighbour: the the land where I am bringing you to dwell
adulterer and the adulteress shall certainly does not vomit you out.

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23 ‘And do not walk in the laws of the 8 ‘And you shall set him apart, for he

nation which I am driving out before you, brings the bread of your Elohim, he is set-
for they do all these, and therefore I apart to you. For I, HWHY, setting you apart,
loathed them. am set-apart.
24 ‘But I say to you, “You are going to 9 ‘And when the daughter of any priest

possess their land, and I Myself give it to profanes herself by whoring, she profanes
you to possess it, a land flowing with milk her father. She is burned with fire.
and honey.” I am HWHY your Elohim, who 10 ‘And the high priest among his broth-

has separated you from the peoples. ers, on whose head the anointing oil was
25 ‘And you shall make a distinction poured and who is ordained to wear the
between clean beasts and unclean, and garments, does not unbind his head nor
between unclean birds and clean. And do tear his garments,
not make yourselves abominable by beast 11 nor come near any dead body, nor

or by bird, or whatever creeps on the defile himself for his father or his mother,
ground, which I have separated from you 12 nor go out of the set-apart place, nor

as unclean. profane the set-apart place of his Elohim,
26 ‘And you shall be set-apart to Me, for I for the sign of dedication of the anointing
HWHY am set-apart, and have separated you oil of his Elohim is upon him. I am HWHY.
from the peoples to be Mine. 13 ‘And let him take a wife in her maiden-
27 ‘And a man or a woman in whom there hood.
is a medium, or who are spiritists, shall 14 ‘A widow or one put away or a defiled

certainly be put to death, they are to stone woman or a whore – these he does not
them with stones. Their blood is upon take. But a maiden of his own people he
them.’ ” does take as a wife.
15 ‘And he does not profane his offspring

21 And HWHY said to Mosheh, “Speak
to the priests, the sons of Aharon,
among his people, for I am HWHY, who sets
him apart.’ ”
and say to them: ‘No one is to be defiled 16 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,

for the dead among his people, 17 “Speak to Aharon, saying, ‘No man of
2 except for his relatives who are nearest your offspring throughout their genera-
to him: for his mother, and for his father, tions, who has any defect, is to draw near
and for his son, and for his daughter, and to bring the bread of his Elohim.
for his brother; 18 ‘For any man who has a defect is not to
3 and for his maiden sister who is near to draw near: a man blind or one lame or dis-
him, who has had no husband – for her he figured or deformed,
is defiled. 19 a man who has a broken foot or broken
4 ‘A leader does not defile himself hand,
among his people, to profane himself; 20 or is a hunchback or a dwarf, or a man
5 they do not make any bald place on who has a defect in his eye, or eczema or
their heads, and they do not shave the cor- scab, or is a eunuch.
ner of their beard, and they do not make a 21 ‘No man among the offspring of

cutting in their flesh. Aharon the priest, who has a defect, is to
6 ‘They are set-apart to their Elohim and come near to bring the offerings made by
do not profane the Name of their Elohim, fire to HWHY – he has a defect, he does not
for they bring the offerings of HWHY made come near to bring the bread of his
by fire, and the bread of their Elohim, and Elohim.
shall be set-apart. 22 ‘He does eat the bread of his Elohim,
7 ‘They do not take a woman who is a both the most set-apart and the set-apart,
whore or a defiled woman, and they do not 23 only, he does not go near the veil or

take a woman put away from her husband, approach the altar, because he has a defect,
for he is set-apart to his Elohim. lest he profanes My set-apart places. For I

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am HWHY, who sets them apart.’ ” the set-apart offerings.
24 Thus Mosheh spoke to Aharon and his 13 ‘But when a priest’s daughter is a

sons, and to all the children of Yisra’Ãl. widow or put away, and has no child, and
has returned to her father’s house as in her
22 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
2 “Speak to Aharon and his sons,
youth, she does eat her father’s food, but
no stranger eats of it.
14 ‘And when a man eats the set-apart
that they separate themselves from the set-
apart offerings of the children of Yisra’Ãl, offering by mistake, then he shall give a
and that they do not profane My set-apart set-apart offering to the priest, and add
Name in what they set apart to Me. I am one-fifth to it.
15 ‘And let the priests not profane the set-
HWHY.
3 “Say to them, ‘Any man of all your off- apart offerings of the children of Yisra’Ãl,
spring throughout your generations who which they lift up to HWHY,
16 or allow them to bear the crookedness
draws near the set-apart offerings which
the children of Yisra’Ãl set apart to HWHY, of trespass when they eat their set-apart
while he has uncleanness upon him, that offerings. For I am HWHY, who sets them
being shall be cut off from before Me. I am apart.’ ”
17 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
HWHY.
4 ‘Any man of the offspring of Aharon, 18 “Speak to Aharon and his sons, and to

who is a leper or has a discharge, does not all the children of Yisra’Ãl, and say to
eat the set-apart offerings until he is clean. them, ‘Any man of the house of Yisra’Ãl,
And whoever touches what is rendered or of the strangers in Yisra’Ãl, who brings
unclean by a corpse, or a man who has had his offering for any of his vows or for any
an emission of semen, of his voluntary offerings, which they
5 or a man who touches any creeping bring to HWHY as a burnt offering,
creature by which he would be made 19 for your acceptance, is a male, a perfect

unclean, or any being by whom he would one from the cattle, from the sheep, or
become unclean, even any of his unclean- from the goats.
ness; 20 ‘Whatever has a defect, you do not
6 the being who has touched it shall be bring, for it is not acceptable for you.
unclean until evening, and does not eat the 21 ‘And when a man brings a peace offer-

set-apart offerings, but shall bathe his body ing to HWHY, to complete a vow, or a volun-
in water. tary offering from the cattle or the sheep, it
7 ‘And when the sun goes down he shall is to be perfect to be accepted, let there be
be clean, and afterward eat the set-apart no defect in it.
offerings, because it is his food. 22 ‘Those blind or broken or having a cut,
8 ‘He does not eat that which dies or is or have an ulcer or eczema or scabs, you
torn by beasts, becoming unclean by it. do not bring to HWHY, nor make an offering
I am HWHY. by fire of them on the altar to HWHY.
9 ‘And they shall guard My Charge, lest 23 ‘As for a bull or a lamb that has any

they bear sin for it and die thereby, when limb deformed or dwarfed you do prepare
they profane it. I HWHY set them apart. as a voluntary offering, but for a vow it is
10 ‘And no stranger eats the set-apart not accepted.
offering. A sojourner with the priest, or a 24 ‘Do not bring to HWHY what is bruised or

hired servant, does not eat the set-apart crushed, or torn or cut, nor do it in your
offering. land.
11 ‘But when the priest buys a being with 25 ‘And from a son of a stranger’s hand

his money, he does eat of it. And one who you do not bring any of these as the bread
is born in his house does eat his food. of your Elohim, for their corruption is in
12 ‘And when a priest’s daughter is them, and defects are in them, they are not
married to a stranger, she does not eat of acceptable for you.’ ”

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26 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying, into the land which I give you, and shall
27 “When a bull or a sheep or a goat is reap its harvest, then you shall bring a
born, it shall be seven days with its mother. sheaf of the first-fruits of your harvest to
And from the eighth day and thereafter it is the priest.
11 ‘And he shall wave the sheaf before
acceptable as an offering made by fire to
HWHY. HWHY, for your acceptance. On the morrow
28 “But do not slaughter a cow or a sheep after the Sabbath the priest waves it.
12 ‘And on that day when you wave the
and its young on the same day.
29 “And when you bring a slaughtering of sheaf, you shall prepare a male lamb a year
thanksgiving to HWHY, bring it for your old, a perfect one, as a burnt offering to
acceptance. HWHY,
30 “It is eaten that same day, leave none of 13 and its grain offering: two-tenths of an

it till morning. I am HWHY. Ãphah of fine flour mixed with oil, an
31 “And you shall guard My commands offering made by fire to HWHY, a sweet
and do them. I am HWHY. fragrance, and its drink offering: one-
32 “And do not profane My set-apart fourth of a hin of wine.
14 ‘And you do not eat bread or roasted
Name, and I shall be set-apart among the
children of Yisra’Ãl. I am HWHY, who sets grain or fresh grain until the same day that
you apart, you have brought an offering to your
33 who brought you out of the land of Elohim – a law forever throughout your
Mitsrayim, to be your Elohim. I am HWHY.” generations in all your dwellings.
15 ‘And from the morrow after the

23 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl,
Sabbath, from the day that you brought the
sheaf of the wave offering, you shall count
and say to them, ‘The appointed times of for yourselves: seven completed Sabbaths.
HWHY, which you are to proclaim as set- 16 ‘Until the morrow after the seventh

apart gatherings, My appointed times, are Sabbath you count fifty days, then you
these: shall bring a new grain offering to HWHY.
3 ‘Six days work is done, but the seventh 17 ‘Bring from your dwellings for a wave

day is a Sabbath of rest, a set-apart gather- offering two loaves of bread, of two-tenths
ing. You do no work, it is a Sabbath to of an Ãphah of fine flour they are, baked
HWHY in all your dwellings. with leaven, first-fruits to HWHY.
4 ‘These are the appointed times of HWHY, 18 ‘And besides the bread, you shall bring

set-apart gatherings which you are to pro- seven lambs a year old, perfect ones, and
claim at their appointed times. one young bull and two rams. They are a
5 ‘In the first month, on the fourteenth burnt offering to HWHY, with their grain
day of the month, between the evenings, is offering and their drink offerings, an offer-
the Passover to HWHY. ing made by fire for a sweet fragrance to
6 ‘And on the fifteenth day of this month HWHY.
is the Festival of Unleavened Bread to 19 ‘And you shall offer one male goat as a

HWHY – seven days you eat unleavened sin offering, and two male lambs a year
bread. old, as a peace offering.
7 ‘On the first day you have a set-apart 20 ‘And the priest shall wave them,

gathering, you do no servile work. besides the bread of the first-fruits, as a
8 ‘And you shall bring an offering made wave offering before HWHY, besides the two
by fire to HWHY for seven days. On the lambs. They are set-apart to HWHY for the
seventh day is a set-apart gathering, you do priest.
no servile work.’ ” 21 ‘And on this same day you shall
9 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying, proclaim a set-apart gathering for your-
10 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl, and selves, you do no servile work on it – a law
you shall say to them, ‘When you come forever in all your dwellings throughout

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your generations. 37 ‘These are the appointed times of HWHY
22 ‘And when you reap the harvest of your
which you proclaim as set-apart gather-
land do not completely reap the corners ings, to bring an offering made by fire to
of your field when you reap, and do not HWHY, a burnt offering and a grain offering,
gather any gleaning from your harvest. a slaughtering and drink offerings, as com-
Leave them for the poor and for the manded for every day –
stranger. I am HWHY your Elohim.’ ” 38 besides the Sabbaths of HWHY, and
23 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
besides your gifts, and besides all your
24 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl,
vows, and besides all your voluntary offer-
saying, ‘In the seventh month, on the first ings which you give to HWHY.
day of the month, you have a rest, a 39 ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh
remembrance of blowing of trumpets, a month, when you gather in the fruit of the
set-apart gathering. land, observe the festival of HWHY for seven
25 ‘You do no servile work, and you shall
days. On the first day is a rest, and on the
bring an offering made by fire to HWHY.’ ” eighth day a rest.
26 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying, 40 ‘And you shall take for yourselves on
27 “On the tenth day of this seventh month
the first day the fruit of good trees, branch-
is the Day of Atonement. It shall be a set- es of palm trees, twigs of leafy trees, and
apart gathering for you. And you shall willows of the stream, and shall rejoice
afflict your beings, and shall bring an before HWHY your Elohim for seven days.
offering made by fire to HWHY. 41 ‘And you shall observe it as a festival
28 “And you do no work on that same day,
to HWHY for seven days in the year – a law
for it is the Day of Atonement, to make forever in your generations. Observe it in
atonement for you before HWHY your the seventh month.
Elohim. 42 ‘Dwell in booths for seven days; all
29 “For any being who is not afflicted on
who are native Yisra’Ãlites dwell in booths,
that same day, he shall be cut off from his 43 so that your generations know that
people. I made the children of Yisra’Ãl dwell in
30 “And any being who does any work on
booths when I brought them out of the land
that same day, that being I shall destroy of Mitsrayim. I am HWHY your Elohim.’ ”
from the midst of his people. 44 Thus did Mosheh speak of the appoint-
31 “You do no work – a law forever ed times of HWHY to the children of Yisra’Ãl.
throughout your generations in all your
dwellings.
32 ‘It is a Sabbath of rest to you, and you 24 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
2 “Command the children of Yis-
shall afflict your beings. On the ninth day ra’Ãl that they bring to you clear oil of
of the month at evening, from evening to pressed olives for the light, to make the
evening, you observe your Sabbath.” lamps burn continually.
33 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying, 3 “Outside the veil of the Witness, in the
34 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl, say- Tent of Meeting, Aharon is to arrange it
ing, ‘On the fifteenth day of this seventh from evening until morning before HWHY
month is the Festival of Booths for seven continually – a law forever throughout
days to HWHY. your generations.
35 ‘On the first day is a set-apart gather- 4 “He is to arrange the lamps on the clean
ing, you do no servile work. gold lampstand before HWHY continually.
36 ‘For seven days you bring an offering 5 “And you shall take fine flour and bake

made by fire to HWHY. On the eighth day twelve cakes with it, two-tenths of an
there shall be a set-apart gathering for you, Ãphah in each cake.
and you shall bring an offering made by 6 “And you shall set them in two rows,

fire to HWHY. It is a closing festival, you do six in a row, on the clean table before HWHY.
no servile work. 7 “And you shall put clear frankincense

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on each row, and it shall be on the bread as the stranger and for the native, for I am
a remembrance portion, an offering made HWHY your Elohim.’ ”
by fire to HWHY. 23 And Mosheh spoke to the children of
8 “On every Sabbath he is to arrange it Yisra’Ãl, and they brought the one who
before HWHY continually, from the children cursed outside the camp, and stoned him
of Yisra’Ãl – an everlasting covenant. with stones. And the children of Yisra’Ãl
9 “And it shall be for Aharon and his did as HWHY commanded Mosheh.
sons, and they shall eat it in the set-apart
place, because it is most set-apart to him
from the offerings of HWHY made by fire – 25 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh on
Mount Sinai, saying,
2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl, and
an everlasting law.”
10 And the son of an Yisra’Ãlite woman, say to them, ‘When you come into the land
whose father was a Mitsrite, went out which I give you, then the land shall
among the children of Yisra’Ãl. And the observe a Sabbath to HWHY.
Yisra’Ãlite woman’s son and a man of 3 ‘Six years you sow your field, and six

Yisra’Ãl strove in the camp. years you prune your vineyard, and gather
11 And the Yisra’Ãlite woman’s son blas- in its fruit,
phemed the Name, and cursed. So they 4 but in the seventh year the land is to

brought him to Mosheh. Now his mother’s have a Sabbath of rest, a Sabbath to HWHY.
name was Shelomith the daughter of DiÄri, Do not sow your field and do not prune
of the tribe of Dan. your vineyard.
12 And they put him in under guard, that 5 ‘Do not reap what grows of its own of

it might be declared to them at the mouth your harvest, and do not gather the grapes
of HWHY. of your unpruned vine, for it is a year of
13 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying, rest for the land.
14 “Bring the one who has cursed outside 6 ‘And the Sabbath of the land shall be

the camp, and all those who heard him to you for food, for you and your servant,
shall lay their hands on his head, and all and for your female servant and your hired
the congregation shall stone him. servant, and for the stranger who sojourns
15 “And speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl, with you,
saying, ‘Anyone who curses his Elohim 7 and for your livestock and the beasts

shall bear his sin. that are in your land. All its crops are for
16 ‘And he who blasphemes the Name of food.
HWHY shall certainly be put to death, and all 8 ‘And you shall count seven Sabbaths of

the congregation certainly stone him, the years for yourself, seven times seven
stranger as well as the native. When he years. And the time of the seven Sabbaths
blasphemes the Name, he is put to death. of years shall be to you forty-nine years.
17 ‘And he who smites the life from any 9 ‘You shall then sound a ram’s horn to

man shall certainly be put to death. pass through on the tenth day of the
18 ‘And he who smites a beast repays it, seventh month, on the Day of Atonement
body for body. cause a ram’s horn to pass through all your
19 ‘And when a man inflicts a blemish land.
upon his neighbour, as he has done so it is 10 ‘And you shall set the fiftieth year

done to him: apart, and proclaim release throughout all
20 ‘Fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth the land to all its inhabitants, it is a Jubilee
for tooth; as he inflicts a blemish upon for you. And each of you shall return to his
him, so it is done to him. possession, and each of you return to his
21 ‘And he who smites a beast repays it, clan.
and he who smites a man to death is put to 11 ‘The fiftieth year is a Jubilee to you. Do

death. not sow, nor reap what grows of its own,
22 ‘You are to have one right-ruling, for nor gather from its unpruned vine.

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12 ‘It is a Jubilee, it is set-apart to you. Eat 28 ‘And if his hand has not found enough

from the field its crops. to give back to him, then what was sold
13 ‘In the Year of this Jubilee let each one shall remain in the hand of him who
of you return to his possession. bought it until the Year of Jubilee. And it
14 ‘And when you sell whatever to your shall be released in the Jubilee, and he
neighbour or buy from the hand of your shall return to his possession.
neighbour, do not exploit one another. 29 ‘And when a man sells a house in a
15 ‘According to the number of years after walled city, then his right of redemption
the Jubilee you buy from your neighbour, shall be at the end of the year after it is
and according to the number of years of sold. His right of redemption lasts a year.
crops he sells to you. 30 ‘But if it is not redeemed within a com-
16 ‘According to the greater number of plete year, then the house in the walled city
years you increase its price, and according shall be established beyond reclaim to the
to the fewer number of years you diminish buyer of it, throughout his generations. It is
its price, because he sells to you according not released in the Jubilee.
to the number of the years of the crops. 31 ‘The houses of villages, however,
17 ‘And do not oppress one another, but which have no wall around them are
you shall fear your Elohim. For I am HWHY reckoned as the field of the country. A
your Elohim. right of redemption belongs to it, and they
18 ‘And you shall do My laws and guard are released in the Jubilee.
My right-rulings, and shall do them. And 32 ‘As for the cities of the LÃwites, and

you shall dwell in the land in safety, the houses in the cities of their possession,
19 ‘and the land shall yield its fruit, and the LÃwites have a right of redemption
you shall eat to satisfaction, and shall forever.
dwell there in safety. 33 ‘And that which is redeemed from the
20 ‘And since you might say, “What do we LÃwites, both the sale of a house and the
eat in the seventh year, since we do not city of his possession shall be released in
sow nor gather in our crops?” the Year of Jubilee, because the houses in
21 ‘Therefore I have commanded My the cities of the LÃwites are their posses-
blessing on you in the sixth year, and it sion in the midst of the children of
shall bring forth the crop for three years. Yisra’Ãl.
22 ‘And you shall sow in the eighth year, 34 ‘But the field of the open land of their

and eat of the old crop until the ninth year. cities is not sold, for it is their everlasting
Eat of the old until its crop comes in. possession.
23 ‘And the land is not to be sold beyond 35 ‘And when your brother becomes poor,

reclaim, for the land is Mine, for you are and his hand has failed with you, then you
sojourners and settlers with Me. shall sustain him, and he shall live with
24 ‘And provide for a redemption for the you, like a stranger or a sojourner.
land, in all the land of your possession. 36 ‘Take no interest from him, or profit,
25 ‘When your brother becomes poor, and but you shall fear your Elohim, and your
has sold some of his possession, and his brother shall live with you.
redeemer, a close relative comes to redeem 37 ‘Do not lend him your silver on inter-

it, then he shall redeem what his brother est, and do not lend him your food for
sold. profit.
26 ‘And when the man has no one to 38 ‘I am HWHY your Elohim, who brought

redeem it, but he himself becomes able to you out of the land of Mitsrayim, to give
redeem it, you the land of KenaÈan, to be your
27 then let him count the years since its Elohim.
sale, and return the remainder to the man 39 ‘And when your brother who dwells by

to whom he sold it, that he shall return to you becomes poor, and sells himself to
his possession. you, do not make him serve as a slave.

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40 ‘But as a hired servant, as a settler he is the price of his redemption.
with you, and serves you until the Year of 53 ‘He is with him as a yearly hired

Jubilee. servant, and he does not rule with harsh-
41 ‘And then he shall leave you, he and his ness over him before your eyes.
children with him, and shall return to his 54 ‘And if he is not redeemed in these

own clan, even return to the possession of years, then he shall be released in the Year
his fathers. of Jubilee, he and his children with him.
42 ‘For they are My servants, whom I 55 ‘Because the children of Yisra’Ãl are

brought out of the land of Mitsrayim, they servants to Me, they are My servants
are not sold as slaves. whom I brought out of the land of Mits-
43 ‘Do not rule over him with harshness, rayim. I am HWHY your Elohim.
but you shall fear your Elohim.
44 ‘And your male and female slaves

whom you have from the nations that are 26 ‘Do not make idols for yourselves,
and do not set up a carved image or
around you, from them you buy male and a pillar for yourselves, and do not place a
female slaves, stone image in your land, to bow down to
45 and also from the sons of the strangers it. For I am HWHY your Elohim.
sojourning among you, from them you 2 ‘Guard My Sabbaths and reverence My

buy, and from their clans who are with set-apart place. I am HWHY.
you, which they shall bring forth in your 3 ‘If you walk in My laws and guard My

land, and they shall be your property. commands, and shall do them,
46 ‘And you shall take them as an inheri- 4 then I shall give you rain in its season,

tance for your children after you, to inherit and the land shall yield its crops, and the
them as a possession, they are your slaves trees of the field yield their fruit.
for all time. But over your brothers, the 5 ‘And your threshing shall last till the

children of Yisra’Ãl, you do not rule with time of the grape harvest, and the grape
harshness, one over another. harvest shall last till the time of sowing.
47 ‘Now when a sojourner or a settler with And you shall eat your bread until you
you becomes rich, and your brother with have enough, and shall dwell in your land
him becomes poor, and sells himself to safely.
the settler or sojourner with you, or to a 6 ‘And I shall give peace in the land, and

member of the sojourner’s clan, you shall lie down and no one make you
48 after he has been sold, there is a right of afraid. And I shall clear the land of evil
redemption to him – one of his brothers beasts, and not let the sword go through
does redeem him, your land.
49 or his uncle or his uncle’s son does 7 ‘And you shall pursue your enemies,

redeem him, or anyone who is a close rela- and they shall fall by the sword before you.
tive to him in his clan does redeem him, or 8 ‘And five of you shall pursue a hun-

if he is able, then he shall redeem himself. dred, and a hundred of you pursue ten
50 ‘And he shall reckon with him who thousand. And your enemies shall fall by
bought him: The price of his release shall the sword before you.
be according to the number of years, from 9 ‘And I shall turn to you and make you

the year that he was sold to him until the bear fruit, and shall increase you, and shall
Year of Jubilee; as the days of a hired establish My covenant with you.
servant it is with him. 10 ‘And you shall eat the old supply, and
51 ‘If there are yet many years, according clear out the old because of the new.
to them he repays the price of his redemp- 11 ‘And I shall set My Dwelling Place in

tion, from the silver of his purchase. your midst, and My being shall not reject
52 ‘And if few years are left until the Year you.
of Jubilee, then he shall reckon with him, 12 ‘And I shall walk in your midst, and

and according to his years he repays him shall be your Elohim, and you shall be My

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people. enemy.
13 ‘I am HWHY your Elohim, who brought 26 ‘When I have cut off your supply of

you out of the land of Mitsrayim, from bread, ten women shall bake your bread in
being their slaves. And I have broken the one oven, and they shall bring back to you
bars of your yoke and made you walk your bread by weight, and you shall eat
upright. and not be satisfied.
14 ‘But if you do not obey Me, and do not 27 ‘And if in spite of this, you do not obey

do all these commands, Me, but walk contrary to Me,
15 and if you reject My laws, or if your 28 then I shall walk contrary to you in

being loathes My right-rulings, so that you wrath. And I Myself shall punish you
do not do all My commands, but break My seven times for your sins.
covenant, 29 ‘And you shall eat the flesh of your
16 I also do this to you: And I shall sons, and eat the flesh of your daughters.
appoint sudden alarm over you, wasting 30 ‘And I shall destroy your high places,

disease and inflammation, destroying and cut down your sun-pillars, and put
the eyes, and consuming the life. And you your carcasses on the carcasses of your
shall sow your seed in vain, for your idols. And My being shall loathe you.
enemies shall eat it. 31 ‘And I shall turn your cities into ruins
17 ‘And I shall set My face against you, and lay your set-apart places waste, and
and you shall be smitten before your not smell your sweet fragrances.
enemies. And those who hate you shall 32 ‘And I shall lay the land waste, and

rule over you, and you shall flee when no your enemies who dwell in it shall be
one pursues you. astonished at it.
18 ‘And after all this, if you do not obey 33 ‘And I shall scatter you among the

Me, then I shall punish you seven times gentiles and draw out a sword after you.
more for your sins. And your land shall be desert and your
19 ‘And I shall break the pride of your cities ruins,
power, and shall make your heavens like 34 and the land enjoy its Sabbaths as long

iron and your earth like bronze. as it lies waste and you are in your
20 ‘And your strength shall be spent in enemies’ land. Then the land would rest
vain and your land not yield its crops, nor and enjoy its Sabbaths.
the trees of the land yield their fruit. 35 ‘As long as it lies waste it rests, for the
21 ‘And if you walk contrary to Me, and time it did not rest on your Sabbaths when
refuse to obey Me, I shall bring on you you dwelt in it.
seven times more plagues, according to 36 ‘And as for those of you who are left, I

your sins, shall send faintness into their hearts in the
22 and send wild beasts among you, which lands of their enemies, and the sound of a
shall bereave you of your children. And I shaken leaf shall cause them to flee. And
shall cut off your livestock, and make you they shall flee as though retreating from
few in number, and your highways shall be a sword, and they shall fall when no one
deserted. pursues.
23 ‘And if you are not instructed by Me by 37 ‘And they shall stumble over one

these, but walk contrary to Me, another, as from before a sword, when no
24 then I also shall walk contrary to you, one pursues. And you shall be unable to
and I Myself shall smite you seven times stand before your enemies.
for your sins. 38 ‘And you shall perish among the
25 ‘And I shall bring against you a sword gentiles, and the land of your enemies shall
executing the vengeance of My covenant, eat you up,
and you shall gather together in your cities, 39 and those of you who are left rot away

and I shall send pestilence among you, and in their crookedness in your enemies’
you shall be given into the hand of the lands, and also in their fathers’ crooked-

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nesses rot away with them. shall be twenty sheqels, and for a female
40 ‘But if they confess their crookedness ten sheqels;
and the crookedness of their fathers, with 6 and if from a month old up to five years

their trespass in which they trespassed old, then your evaluation for a male shall
against Me, and that they also have walked be five sheqels of silver, and for a female
contrary to Me, your evaluation shall be three sheqels of
41 and that I also have walked contrary to silver;
them and have brought them into the land 7 and if from sixty years old and above,

of their enemies – if their uncircumcised if it is a male, then your evaluation shall
heart is then humbled, and they accept the be fifteen sheqels, and for a female ten
punishment of their crookedness, sheqels.
42 then I shall remember My covenant 8 ‘But if he is too poor to pay your evalu-

with YaÈaqoÄ, and also My covenant with ation, then he shall present himself before
YitsÁaq, and also remember My covenant the priest, and the priest shall set a value
with AÄraham, and remember the land. for him. According to the ability of him
43 ‘For the land was abandoned by them, who vowed, the priest shall value him.
and enjoying its Sabbaths while lying 9 ‘And if it is a beast of which they bring

waste without them, and they were paying an offering to HWHY, all such given to HWHY
for their crookedness, because they reject- is set-apart.
ed My right-rulings and because their 10 ‘He is not to replace it or exchange it,

being loathed My laws. good for spoilt or spoilt for good. And if he
44 ‘And yet for all this, when they are in at all exchanges beast for beast, then both
the land of their enemies, I shall not reject it and the one exchanged for it is set-apart.
them, nor shall I loathe them so as to 11 ‘And if it is any unclean beast of which

destroy them and break My covenant with they do not bring an offering to HWHY, then
them. For I am HWHY their Elohim. he shall present the beast before the priest;
45 ‘Then I shall remember for their sake 12 and the priest shall value it, whether it

the covenant of the ancestors whom I is good or spoilt. According to your evalu-
brought out of the land of Mitsrayim ation, O priest, so it shall be.
before the eyes of the nations to be their 13 ‘But if he indeed redeems it, then he

Elohim. I am HWHY.’ ” shall add one-fifth to your evaluation.
46 These are the laws and the right-rulings 14 ‘And when a man sets his house apart,

and the Torot 1 which HWHY made between to be set-apart to HWHY, then the priest shall
Himself and the children of Yisra’Ãl on value it, whether it is good or spoilt. As the
Mount Sinai by the hand of Mosheh. priest values it, so it stands.
15 ‘And if he who sets it apart does

27 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl,
redeem his house, then he shall add one-
fifth of the silver of your evaluation to it,
and say to them, ‘When a man separates a and it shall be his.
vow, by your evaluation of lives unto HWHY, 16 ‘And if a man sets apart to HWHY a field
3 when your evaluation is of a male from he owns, then your evaluation shall be
twenty years old up to sixty years old, then according to the seed for it – a Áomer of
your evaluation shall be fifty sheqels of sil- barley seed at fifty sheqels of silver.
ver, according to the sheqel of the set-apart 17 ‘If he sets his field apart from the Year

place. of Jubilee, according to your evaluation it
4 ‘And if it is a female, then your evalua- stands.
tion shall be thirty sheqels; 18 ‘But if he sets his field apart after the
5 and if from five years old up to twenty Jubilee, then the priest shall reckon to him
years old, then your evaluation for a male the silver due according to the years that
1 Torot - plural of Torah - teaching

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remain till the Year of Jubilee, and it shall 27 ‘And if among the unclean beasts, then

be deducted from your evaluation. he shall ransom it according to your evalu-
19 ‘And if he who sets the field apart ever ation, and shall add one-fifth to it. And if it
wishes to redeem it, then he shall add one- is not redeemed, then it shall be sold
fifth of the silver of your evaluation to it, according to your evaluation.
and it shall be his. 28 ‘However, whatever a man lays under
20 ‘And if he does not redeem the field, or ban for HWHY of all that he has, man and
if he has sold the field to another man, it is beast, or the field of his possession, is not
no longer redeemed, sold or redeemed. Whatever is laid under
21 but the field, when it is released in the ban is most set-apart to HWHY.
Jubilee, is set-apart to HWHY as a dedicated 29 ‘No one under the ban, under the ban

field, to be the possession of the priest. among men, is ransomed, but shall certain-
22 ‘And if a man sets apart to HWHY a field ly be put to death.
which he has bought, which is not the field 30 ‘And all the tithe of the land – of the

of his possession, seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree –
23 then the priest shall reckon to him the belongs to HWHY. It is set-apart to HWHY.
amount of your evaluation, up to the Year 31 ‘If a man indeed redeems any of his

of Jubilee, and he shall give your evalua- tithes, he adds one-fifth to it.
tion on that day, set-apart to HWHY. 32 ‘And the entire tithe of the herd and of
24 ‘In the Year of Jubilee the field returns the flock, all that passes under the rod, the
to him from whom he bought it, to him tenth one is set-apart to HWHY.
whose is the possession of the land. 33 ‘He does not inquire whether it is good
25 ‘And all your evaluations is to be or spoilt, nor does he exchange it. And if
according to the sheqel of the set-apart he exchanges it at all, then both it and the
place: twenty gÃrahs to the sheqel. one exchanged for it are set-apart, it is not
26 ‘However, a first-born of the beasts, redeemed.’ ”
which is first-born to HWHY, no man sets it 34 These are the commands a which HWHY

apart – whether bull or sheep, it belongs to commanded Mosheh for the children of
HWHY. Yisra’Ãl on Mount Sinai.

a The word “commands” is mostly used for the Ten Commandments, and also for all the commands given in the
so-called “Covenant Law” (Shemoth chapters 20-23), but here it is used as an all-inclusive term.

BEMIÊBAR
NUMBERS — 4 MOSHEH

1 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh in the
Wilderness of Sinai, in the Tent of
tion together on the first day of the second
month. And they declared their ancestry by
clans, by their fathers’ houses, according
Meeting, on the first day of the second
month, in the second year after they had to the number of names, from twenty years
come out of the land of Mitsrayim, saying, old and above, each one head by head.
2 “Take a census of all the congregation 19 As HWHY commanded Mosheh, so he

of the children of Yisra’Ãl, by their clans, registered them in the Wilderness of Sinai.
20 And the children of Re’uÄÃn, Yisra’Ãl’s
by their fathers’ houses, according to the
number of names, every male, head by first-born, their genealogies by their clans,
head, by their fathers’ house, according to the
3 from twenty years old and above, number of names, every male head by
everyone going out to the army in Yisra’Ãl. head, from twenty years old and above,
Number them by their divisions, you and everyone going out to the army,
21 those who were registered of the tribe
Aharon.
4 “And a man from every tribe should be of Re’uÄÃn were forty-six thousand five
with you, each one the head of his father’s hundred.
22 From the children of ShimÈon, their
house.
5 “And these are the names of the men genealogies by their clans, by their fathers’
who stand with you. From Re’uÄÃn: Eli- house, of those who were registered,
tsur, son of SheÅÃy’ur. according to the number of names, every
6 “From ShimÈon: Shelumi’Ãl, son of male head by head, from twenty years old
Tsurishaddai. and above, everyone going out to the army,
23 those who were registered of the tribe
7 “From YehuÅah: NaÁshon, son of

AmminaÅaÄ. of ShimÈon were fifty-nine thousand three
8 “From Yissas¿ar: NethanÃ’l, son of hundred.
24 From the children of GaÅ, their
TsuÈar.
9 “From ZeÄulun: EliyaÄ, son of ÀÃlon.
genealogies by their clans, by their fathers’
10 “From the sons of YosÃph: From
house, according to the number of names,
from twenty years old and above, everyone
Ephrayim: Elishama, son of AmmihuÅ. going out to the army,
From Menashsheh: Gamli’Ãl, son of 25 those who were registered of the tribe
PeÅahtsur. of GaÅ were forty-five thousand six hun-
11 “From Binyamin: AÄiÅan, son of
dred and fifty.
GiÅÈoni. 26 From the children of YehuÅah, their
12 “From Dan: AÁiÈezer, son of Ammi-
genealogies by their clans, by their fathers’
shaddai. house, according to the number of names,
13 “From AshÃr: PaÍÈi’Ãl, son of O¿ran.
from twenty years old and above, everyone
14 “From GaÅ: Elyasaph, son of Deu’Ãl.
going out to the army,
15 “From Naphtali: AÁira, son of Ânan.” 27 those who were registered of the tribe
16 These are the ones called from the
of YehuÅah were seventy-four thousand
congregation, leaders of their fathers’ six hundred.
tribes, heads of the thousands of Yisra’Ãl. 28 From the children of Yissas¿ar, their
17 And Mosheh and Aharon took these genealogies by their clans, by their fathers’
men who were called by name, house, according to the number of names,
18 and they assembled all the congrega- from twenty years old and above, everyone

BEMIÊBAR 1 138

going out to the army, of AshÃr were forty-one thousand five
29 those who were registered of the tribe hundred.
of Yissas¿ar were fifty-four thousand four 42 From the children of Naphtali, their

hundred. genealogies by their clans, by their fathers’
30 From the children of ZeÄulun, their house, according to the number of names,
genealogies by their clans, by their fathers’ from twenty years old and above, everyone
house, according to the number of names, going out to the army,
from twenty years old and above, everyone 43 those who were registered of the tribe

going out to the army, of Naphtali were fifty-three thousand four
31 those who were registered of the tribe hundred.
of ZeÄulun were fifty-seven thousand four 44 These were those registered, whom

hundred. Mosheh and Aharon registered, with the
32 From the sons of YosÃph, the children leaders of Yisra’Ãl, twelve men, each one
of Ephrayim, their genealogies by their for his father’s house.
clans, by their fathers’ house, according to 45 And all those that were registered of the

the number of names, from twenty years children of Yisra’Ãl, by their fathers’ hous-
old and above, everyone going out to the es, from twenty years old and above,
army, everyone going out to the army in Yisra’Ãl,
33 those who were registered of the tribe 46 all those that were registered were six

of Ephrayim were forty thousand five hundred and three thousand five hundred
hundred. and fifty.
34 From the children of Menashsheh, their 47 But the LÃwites were not registered

genealogies by their clans, by their fathers’ among them by their fathers’ tribe,
house, according to the number of names, 48 because HWHY had spoken to Mosheh,

from twenty years old and above, everyone saying,
going out to the army, 49 “Only the tribe of LÃwi you do not
35 those who were registered of the tribe register, nor take a census of them among
of Menashsheh were thirty-two thousand the children of Yisra’Ãl.
two hundred. 50 “Instead, appoint the LÃwites over the
36 From the children of Binyamin, their Dwelling Place of the Witness, over all its
genealogies by their clans, by their fathers’ furnishings, and over all that belongs to it.
house, according to the number of names, They bear the Dwelling Place and all its
from twenty years old and above, everyone furnishings, and they attend to it, and camp
going out to the army, around the Dwelling Place.
37 those who were registered of the tribe 51 “And when the Dwelling Place is to go

of Binyamin were thirty-five thousand four forward, the LÃwites take it down. And
hundred. when the Dwelling Place is to be set up,
38 From the children of Dan, their the LÃwites set it up. And the stranger who
genealogies by their clans, by their fathers’ comes near is put to death.
house, according to the number of names, 52 “And the children of Yisra’Ãl shall

from twenty years old and above, everyone pitch their tents, everyone by his own
going out to the army, camp, everyone by his own banner,
39 those who were registered of the tribe according to their divisions,
of Dan were sixty-two thousand seven 53 but let the LÃwites camp around the

hundred. Dwelling Place of the Witness, so that
40 From the children of AshÃr, their there be no wrath on the congregation of
genealogies by their clans, by their fathers’ the children of Yisra’Ãl. And the LÃwites
house, according to the number of names, shall guard the duty of the Dwelling Place
from twenty years old and above, everyone of the Witness.”
going out to the army, 54 And the children of Yisra’Ãl did accord-
41 those who were registered of the tribe ing to all that HWHY commanded Mosheh,

139 BEMIÊBAR 2

so they did. dred and fifty. And they are the second to
depart.
2 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh and to
Aharon, saying,
2 “The children of Yisra’Ãl are to camp,
17 And the Tent of Meeting, the camp of

the LÃwites, shall move out in the middle
of the camps. As they camp, so they move
each one by his own banner, beside the out, everyone in his place, by their
sign of his father’s house. Let them camp banners.
around the Tent of Meeting at a distance.” 18 On the west side: the banner of the
3 And on the east side, towards sunrise: camp of Ephrayim according to their divi-
those of the banner of the camp of sions, and the leader of the children of
YehuÅah camp according to their divi- Ephrayim: Elishama, son of AmmihuÅ.
sions. And the leader of the children of 19 And his army with their registered
YehuÅah: NaÁshon, son of AmminaÅaÄ. ones: forty thousand five hundred.
4 And his army with their registered 20 And next to him the tribe of
ones: seventy-four thousand six hundred. Menashsheh, and the leader of the children
5 And those camping next to him is the of Menashsheh: Gamli’Ãl, son of
tribe of Yissas¿ar, and the leader of the PeÅahtsur.
children of Yissas¿ar: NethanÃ’l, son of 21 And his army with their registered

TsuÈar. ones: thirty-two thousand two hundred.
6 And his army with its registered ones: 22 Then the tribe of Binyamin, and the

fifty-four thousand four hundred. leader of the children of Binyamin:
7 Then the tribe of ZeÄulun, and the AÄiÅan, son of GiÅÈoni.
leader of the children of ZeÄulun: EliyaÄ, 23 And his army with their registered

son of ÀÃlon. ones: thirty-five thousand four hundred.
8 And his army with its registered ones: 24 All the registered ones of the camp of

fifty-seven thousand four hundred. Ephrayim, according to their divisions:
9 All the registered ones of the camp of one hundred and eight thousand one hun-
YehuÅah, according to their divisions: one dred. And they are the third to depart.
hundred and eighty-six thousand four 25 On the north side: the banner of the

hundred. These depart first. camp of Dan, according to their divisions,
10 On the south side: the banner of and the leader of the children of Dan:
the camp of Re’uÄÃn according to their AÁiÈezer, son of Ammishaddai.
divisions, and the leader of the children of 26 And his army with their registered

Re’uÄÃn: Elitsur, son of SheÅÃy’ur. ones: sixty-two thousand seven hundred.
11 And his army with its registered ones: 27 And those who camp next to him: the

forty-six thousand five hundred. tribe of AshÃr, and the leader of the chil-
12 And those who camp next to him: the dren of AshÃr: PaÍÈi’Ãl, son of O¿ran.
tribe of ShimÈon, and the leader of the 28 And his army with their registered

children of ShimÈon: Shelumi’Ãl, son of ones: forty-one thousand five hundred.
Tsurishaddai. 29 Then the tribe of Naphtali, and the
13 And his army with their registered leader of the children of Naphtali: AÁira,
ones: fifty-nine thousand three hundred. son of Ânan.
14 Then the tribe of GaÅ, and the leader 30 And his army with their registered

of the children of GaÅ: Elyasaph, son of ones: fifty-three thousand four hundred.
ReÈuw’Ãl. 31 All the registered ones of the camp of
15 And his army with their registered Dan: one hundred and fifty-seven thousand
ones: forty-five thousand six hundred and six hundred. They depart last, with their
fifty. banners.
16 All the registered ones of the camp of 32 These were registered ones of the chil-

Re’uÄÃn, according to their divisions: one dren of Yisra’Ãl by their fathers’ houses.
hundred and fifty-one thousand four hun- All who were registered according to their

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divisions of the camps: six hundred and Yisra’Ãl. And the LÃwites shall be Mine,
three thousand five hundred and fifty. 13 because all the first-born are Mine. On
33 But the LÃwites were not registered the day that I struck all the first-born in the
among the children of Yisra’Ãl, as HWHY land of Mitsrayim, I set apart to Myself all
commanded Mosheh. the first-born in Yisra’Ãl, both man and
34 And the children of Yisra’Ãl did accord- beast. They are Mine, I am HWHY.”
ing to all that HWHY commanded Mosheh. 14 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh in the

So they camped by their banners and so Wilderness of Sinai, saying,
they departed, each one by his clan, 15 “Register the children of LÃwi by their

according to their fathers’ houses. fathers’ houses, by their clans. Register
every male from a month old and above.”
3 And these are the generations of
Aharon and Mosheh when HWHY spoke
16 So Mosheh registered them according

to the word of HWHY, as he had been com-
with Mosheh on Mount Sinai. manded.
2 And these are the names of the sons of 17 And these were the sons of LÃwi by

Aharon: NaÅaÄ, the first-born, and AÄihu, their names: GÃreshon, and Qehath, and
ElÈazar, and Ithamar. Merari.
3 These are the names of the sons of 18 And these are the names of the sons of

Aharon, the anointed priests, whom he GÃreshon by their clans: LiÄni and ShimÈi.
ordained to act as priests. 19 And the sons of Qehath by their clans:
4 And NaÅaÄ and AÄihu had died before Amram and Yitshar, ÀeÄron and Uzzi’Ãl.
HWHY when they brought strange fire before 20 And the sons of Merari by their clans:

HWHY in the Wilderness of Sinai. And they MaÁli and Mushi. These are the clans of
had no children. So ElÈazar and Ithamar the LÃwites by their fathers’ houses.
acted as priests in the presence of Aharon 21 From GÃreshon came the clan of the

their father. LiÄnites and the clan of the ShimÈites.
5 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying, These were the clans of the GÃreshonites.
6 “Bring the tribe of LÃwi near, and set 22 Their registered ones, according to the

them before Aharon the priest, and they number of all the males from a month old
shall serve him, and above, their registered ones were
7 and shall guard his duty and the duty of seven thousand five hundred.
all the congregation before the Tent of 23 The clans of the GÃreshonites were

Meeting, to do the service of the Dwelling to camp westward, behind the Dwelling
Place. Place,
8 “And they shall guard all the furnish- 24 and the leader of the fathers’ house of

ings of the Tent of Meeting, and the duty the GÃreshonites: Elyasaph, son of La’Ãl.
of the children of Yisra’Ãl, to do the service 25 And the duty of the children of

of the Dwelling Place. GÃreshon in the Tent of Meeting was the
9 “And you shall give the LÃwites to Dwelling Place, and the tent with its cover-
Aharon and his sons. They are the given ing, and the covering of the door of the
ones, given to him from among the chil- Tent of Meeting,
dren of Yisra’Ãl. 26 and the screens of the courtyard and the
10 “And appoint Aharon and his sons, and covering of the door of the courtyard,
they shall guard their priesthood. And the which is around the Dwelling Place and
stranger who comes near shall be put to the altar, and their cords, according to all
death.” its service.
11 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying, 27 And from Qehath came the clan of the
12 “Now look, I Myself have taken the Amramites, and the clan of the Yitsharites,
LÃwites from among the children of and the clan of the ÀeÄronites, and the clan
Yisra’Ãl instead of every first-born who of the Uzzi’Ãlites. These were the clans of
opens the womb among the children of the Qehathites.

141 BEMIÊBAR 4

28 In number, all the males, from a month take the number of their names.
old and above, were eight thousand six 41 “And you shall take the LÃwites for Me

hundred, guarding the duty of the set-apart – I am HWHY – instead of all the first-born
place. among the children of Yisra’Ãl, and the
29 The clans of the children of Qehath livestock of the LÃwites instead of all
were to camp on the south side of the the first-born among the livestock of the
Dwelling Place. children of Yisra’Ãl.”
30 And the leader of the fathers’ house of 42 And Mosheh registered all the first-

the clans of the Qehathites was Elitsaphan, born among the children of Yisra’Ãl as
son of Uzzi’Ãl. HWHY had commanded him.
31 And their duty was the ark, and the 43 And all the first-born males, by the

table, and the lampstand, and the altars, number of names, from one month old
and the utensils of the set-apart place used and above of their registered ones, were
in the service, and the covering, and all its twenty-two thousand two hundred and
service. seventy-three.
32 And ElÈazar, son of Aharon the priest, 44 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,

was to be chief over the leaders of the 45 “Take the LÃwites instead of all the

LÃwites, with oversight of those who guard first-born among the children of Yisra’Ãl,
the duty of the set-apart place. and the livestock of the LÃwites instead of
33 From Merari came the clan of the their livestock. And the LÃwites shall be
MaÁlites and the clan of the Mushites. Mine, I am HWHY.
These were the clans of Merari. 46 “And for the ransom of the two hun-
34 And the number of their registered dred and seventy-three of the first-born of
ones, all the males from a month old and the children of Yisra’Ãl, who are more than
above, were six thousand two hundred. the number of the LÃwites,
35 And the leader of the fathers’ house of 47 you shall take five sheqels for each one,

the clans of Merari was Tsuri’Ãl, son of head by head – take it by the sheqel of the
AÄiÁayil. These were to camp on the north set-apart place, the sheqel of twenty
side of the Dwelling Place. gÃrahs.
36 And the appointed duty of the children 48 “And you shall give the silver, the ran-

of Merari was the boards of the Dwelling som of those who are in excess among
Place, and its bars, and its columns, and its them, to Aharon and his sons.”
sockets, and its utensils, and all its service, 49 And Mosheh took the ransom silver
37 and the columns of the courtyard all from those who were over and above those
around, with their sockets, and their pegs, who were ransomed by the LÃwites.
and their cords. 50 From the first-born of the children of
38 And those who were to camp before the Yisra’Ãl he took the silver, one thousand
Dwelling Place on the east, before the Tent three hundred and sixty-five pieces,
of Meeting, were Mosheh and Aharon, and according to the sheqel of the set-apart
his sons, guarding the duty of the set-apart place.
place, and the duty of the children of 51 And Mosheh gave their ransom silver

Yisra’Ãl. But the stranger who came near to Aharon, and to his sons, according to
was to be put to death. the word of HWHY, as HWHY had commanded
39 All the registered ones of the LÃwites, Mosheh.
whom Mosheh and Aharon registered at
the command of HWHY, by their clans, all
the males from a month old and above, 4 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, and to
Aharon, saying,
2 “Take a census of the sons of Qehath
were twenty-two thousand.
40 And HWHY said to Mosheh, “Register all from among the children of LÃwi, by their
the first-born males of the children of clans, by their fathers’ house,
Yisra’Ãl from a month old and above, and 3 from thirty years old and above, even to

BEMIÊBAR 4 142

fifty years old, all who enter the service to they die. These matters are the burden of
do the work in the Tent of Meeting. the sons of Qehath in the Tent of Meeting.
4 “This is the service of the sons of 16 “And the oversight of ElÈazar, son of

Qehath in the Tent of Meeting, the most Aharon the priest, is the oil for the light,
set-apart matters: and the sweet incense, and the daily grain
5 “At the breaking of camp, Aharon and offering, and the anointing oil, and the
his sons shall come, and they shall take oversight of all the Dwelling Place and all
down the covering veil and cover the ark that is in it, with the set-apart place and its
of the Witness with it, furnishings.”
6 and shall put on it a covering of fine 17 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, and to

leather, and spread over that an all-blue Aharon, saying,
wrapper, and shall insert its poles. 18 “Do not cut off the tribe of the clans of
7 “And on the table of showbread they the Qehathites from among the LÃwites,
shall spread a blue wrapper, and shall put 19 but do this to them, and they shall live

on it the dishes, and the ladles, and the and not die when they approach the most
bowls, and the jars for pouring, and the set-apart objects: Aharon and his sons shall
showbread on it. go in and appoint each of them to his
8 “And they shall spread over them a service and his burden.
scarlet wrapper, and cover the same with a 20 “They are not, however, to go in to

covering of fine leather, and shall insert its watch while the set-apart objects are being
poles, covered, lest they die.”
9 and shall take a blue wrapper and cover 21 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,

the lampstand of the light, with its lamps, 22 “Take a census also of the sons of

and its snuffers, and its trays, and all its oil GÃreshon, by their fathers’ house, by their
vessels, by which they serve it. clans.
10 “And they shall put it with all its uten- 23 “Register them, from thirty years old

sils in a covering of fine leather, and put it and above, even to fifty years old, all who
on a bar. enter to perform the service, to do the
11 “And over the golden altar they shall service in the Tent of Meeting.
spread a blue wrapper, and cover it with a 24 “This is the service of the clans of the

covering of fine leather, and shall insert its GÃreshonites, in serving and in bearing
poles, burdens:
12 and shall take all the utensils of service 25 “And they shall bear the curtains of the

with which they serve in the set-apart Dwelling Place and the Tent of Meeting
place, and shall put them in a blue wrapper, with its covering, the covering of fine
cover them with a covering of fine leather, leather that is on it, the covering for the
and put them on a bar, door of the Tent of Meeting,
13 and shall remove the ashes from the 26 and the screens of the courtyard and the

altar, and spread a purple wrapper over it, covering for the door of the gate of
14 and shall put on it all its utensils by the courtyard, which is around the
which they serve there: the fire holders, the Dwelling Place and altar, and their cords,
forks, and the shovels, and the basins, and all the equipment for their service and all
all the utensils of the altar, and shall spread that is made for them – so shall they serve.
on it a covering of fine leather, and insert 27 “Aharon and his sons are to command

its poles. all the service of the sons of the
15 “And when Aharon and his sons have GÃreshonites, all their burden and all their
finished covering the set-apart objects and service. And you shall appoint to them all
all the furnishings of the Set-apart Place at the duty of all their burden.
the breaking of camp, then the sons of 28 “This is the service of the clans of the

Qehath shall come to lift them, but let sons of GÃreshon in the Tent of Meeting.
them not touch that which is set-apart, lest And let their duties be under the hand of

143 BEMIÊBAR 5

Ithamar, son of Aharon the priest. Mosheh and Aharon registered according
29 “As for the sons of Merari, register to the command of HWHY.
them by their clans and by their fathers’ 42 And those of the clans of the sons of

house. Merari who were registered, by their clans,
30 “Register them, from thirty years old by their fathers’ house,
and above, even to fifty years old, all who 43 from thirty years old and above, even to

enter the service to do the work of the Tent fifty years old, all who entered the service
of Meeting. for work in the Tent of Meeting,
31 “And this is the duty of their burden, 44 the registered ones, by their clans were

according to all their service for the Tent three thousand two hundred.
of Meeting: the boards of the Dwelling 45 These were the registered ones of the

Place, and its bars, and its columns, and its clans of the sons of Merari, whom
sockets, Mosheh and Aharon registered according
32 and the columns around the courtyard to the command of HWHY by the hand of
with their sockets, and their pegs, and their Mosheh.
cords, with all their equipment and all their 46 All the registered ones of the LÃwites,

service. And assign to each by name the whom Mosheh and Aharon and the leaders
equipment of the duty of their burden. of Yisra’Ãl registered, by their clans and by
33 “This is the service of the clans of the their fathers’ houses,
sons of Merari, as all their service for the 47 from thirty years old and above, even to

Tent of Meeting, under the hand of fifty years old, all who came to do the
Ithamar, son of Aharon the priest.” work of service and the work of bearing
34 So Mosheh and Aharon and the leaders burdens in the Tent of Meeting,
of the congregation registered the sons of 48 their registered ones were eight thou-

the Qehathites by their clans and by their sand five hundred and eighty.
fathers’ house, 49 According to the command of HWHY
35 from thirty years old and above, even to they were registered by the hand of
fifty years old, all who entered the service Mosheh, each according to his service and
for work in the Tent of Meeting. according to his burden, thus were they
36 And their registered ones, by their registered by him, as HWHY commanded
clans, were two thousand seven hundred Mosheh.
and fifty.
37 These were the registered ones of the

clans of the Qehathites, all those serving in 5 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
2 “Command the children of Yisra’Ãl

the Tent of Meeting, whom Mosheh and to send out of the camp every leper,
Aharon registered according to the com- and everyone who has a discharge, and
mand of HWHY by the hand of Mosheh. whoever becomes defiled 1 for a being.
38 And those registered ones of the sons of 3 “Send out both male and female, send

GÃreshon, by their clans and by their them outside the camp, so that they do not
fathers’ house, defile their camps in the midst of which I
39 from thirty years old and above, even to dwell.”
fifty years old, all who entered the service 4 And the children of Yisra’Ãl did so, to

for work in the Tent of Meeting, send them outside the camp. As HWHY had
40 the registered ones, by their clans, by spoken to Mosheh, so the children of
their fathers’ house, were two thousand six Yisra’Ãl did.
hundred and thirty. 5 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh, saying,
41 These were the registered ones of the 6 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl,

clans of the sons of GÃreshon, of all who ‘When a man or woman commits any sin
serve in the Tent of Meeting, whom that men commit in trespass against HWHY,
1 Defilement can be imparted from one to another.

” it is hidden from the eyes of her husband. or a spirit of jealousy to become bitter. 18 ‘And the priest shall make the woman 28 ‘But if the woman has not defiled her- stand before HWHY. whatever any man gives the curse and an oath among your people. that the water that 17 ‘And the priest shall take set-apart brings the curse shall enter her and become water in an earthen vessel. and her of the dust that is on the floor of the thigh shall waste away. in a book. guilt in its principal. and shall wave the offering before 15 then the man shall bring his wife to the HWHY. remembering in her hands. 24 and shall make the woman drink the 14 and a spirit of jealousy comes upon him bitter water that brings the curse. and put the offering for and shall conceive children. then it shall be. and if you have not turned aside 8 ‘But if the man has no relative to to uncleanness under your husband’s restore the guilt to. hand. and if you have 9 ‘And every contribution of all the set. and he 10 ‘And every man’s set-apart gifts shall say to the woman – “HWHY make you a becomes his. with you. nor was she caught. 12 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl. and your belly swell. And he shall bring the offering for 26 ‘And the priest shall take a hand filled her. and say to the woman. And he shall restore his 19 ‘And the priest shall make her swear. and herself and has committed a trespass shall make her stand before HWHY. and the and he becomes jealous of his wife who water that brings the curse shall enter her has defiled herself. because it is a grain offering of ward make the woman drink the water. they have done. for the priest. addition to the ram of the atonement with 20 “But if you have turned aside under which atonement is made for him. if she has defiled 16 ‘And the priest shall bring her near.’ ” when HWHY makes your thigh waste away 11 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. bitter water. one-tenth of an Ãphah of barley flour. while the priest wife turns aside under her husband’s . your husband has lain with you” – which they bring to the priest. ‘When any man’s wife turns shall go into your inward parts. then she shall be clear woman’s head.BEMIÊBAR 5 144 and that being is guilty. swear with the oath of the curse. away. as its remembrance He is not to pour oil on it or put frankin. saying. and take some bitter. with the offering. for 27 ‘And when he has made her drink the bringing crookedness to remembrance. and amÃn. shall become a curse among her people. in that brings a curse. and shall wipe them off into the self. plus one-fifth of it. and there was no witness against her. and burn it on the altar. and her belly shall swell. and the woman Dwelling Place and put it into the water. and bring it to the altar. 13 and a man has intercourse with her. priest. which is the 29 ‘This is the Torah of jealousy. priest becomes his. and make aside and has committed a trespass against your belly swell and your thigh waste him. comes upon him and he becomes jealous 25 ‘And the priest shall take the grain of his wife although she has not defiled offering of jealousy from the woman’s herself. be free from this bitter water restored goes to HWHY. 23 ‘And the priest shall write these curses and it is concealed that she has defiled her. and 22 and this water that causes the curse say to them. and is clean. and after- cense on it. jealousy. when a grain offering of jealousy. “If no man has lain and give it to whom he has been guilty. defiled yourself and some man other than apart gifts of the children of Yisra’Ãl. holds in his hand the bitter water that 7 then they shall confess their sin which brings a curse. your husband’s authority.” And the woman shall say. water. the guilt which is authority. and shall uncover the self. becomes 21 then the priest shall make the woman his. an offering for remembering. offering. against her husband. “AmÃn.

together with the 5 ‘All the days of the vow of his separa. as a sin offering. so he shall do accord- he shall set apart his head on that day.’ priest. his separation. for his brother 19 ‘And the priest shall take the boiled or his sister. by making a vow of a 15 and a basket of unleavened bread. And the priest tion a razor does not come upon his head.’ ” 14 and he shall bring his offering to HWHY: one male lamb a year old.” 12 and shall separate to HWHY the days of 22 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. as 6 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. crookedness. and put them upon the hands of apart to HWHY. Nazirite. to be separate to HWHY. He shall let the locks of the hair of of his separation at the door of the Tent of his head grow long. because his Then he shall make the woman stand separation was defiled. as a peace offering. and one unleavened 8 ‘All the days of his separation he is set. ing to the Torah of his separation. before HWHY. a burnt offering. as a guilt offering. because hand is able to provide. tion. does separate. does he drink any grape juice. and shall bring a male lamb 30 or when a spirit of jealousy comes upon a year old. When the days of his separation are com- 31 ‘And the man shall be clear from pleted. strong drink – he drinks neither vinegar of and their grain offering with their drink wine nor vinegar of strong drink. shall prepare its grain offering and its drink Until the days are completed for which he offering. does separate himself to HWHY. and one unleavened separation to Elohim is on his head. cakes of fine flour mixed with oil. former days are not counted. and he becomes jealous of his wife. and one ewe lamb a year old. saying. cake from the basket. he is brought to the door of the Tent crookedness. or for his mother. the fire which is under the slaughtering of 7 ‘He does not make himself unclean for the peace offering. It is set-apart his head on the day of his cleansing – on for the priest. According to the he sinned by reason of the dead body. because his shoulder of the ram. saying. wave offering and besides the thigh of the 10 ‘And on the eighth day he brings two contribution. then he shall shave wave offering before HWHY. But the a man. besides the breast of the the seventh day he shaves it. 21 “This is the Torah of the Nazirite who 11 and the priest shall prepare one as a sin vows to HWHY the offering for his separa- offering and the other as a burnt offering. And vow which he takes. thin cake. neither offerings. his father. And afterwards the Nazirite turtledoves or two young pigeons to the shall drink wine. an instant. when they die. . and 3 he separates himself from wine and unleavened thin cakes anointed with oil. and the priest shall do to her 13 ‘And this is the Torah of the Nazirite: all this Torah. a perfect one. not eat whatever is made of the grapevine. 17 ‘And he shall prepare the ram as a from seed to skin. the Nazirite after he has shaved his hair of 9 ‘And when anyone dies beside him in separation. a perfect one. ‘When a man or woman one ram. 2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl. and and say to them. and he has defiled the 20 ‘Then the priest shall wave them. nor eat 16 ‘And the priest shall bring them before grapes or raisins. basket of unleavened bread. and shall take the hair from the 6 ‘All the days of his separation to HWHY head of his separation and shall put it on he does not go near a dead body. suddenly. but the woman bear her of Meeting. Meeting. HWHY and prepare his sin offering and his 4 ‘All the days of his separation he does burnt offering. to the door of the Tent of Meeting. whatever else his and shall make atonement for him. a head of his separation. and besides that. 145 BEMIÊBAR 6 authority and defiles herself. a perfect one. he is set. peace offering to HWHY. 18 ‘And the Nazirite shall shave the head apart.

flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. ‘This is how you bless the children of 11 And HWHY said to Mosheh. as a burnt offering. saying. under the hand of Ithamar. tle. filled anointed. both of them filled with fine 10 And the leaders brought the dedication flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. five male goats. their service. on the first day was NaÁshon. 27 “Thus they shall put My Name on the the weight of which was one hundred and children of Yisra’Ãl. for the dedication of the altar.” 25 HWHY make His face shine upon you. son of AmminaÅaÄ. from the tribe of YehuÅah. offering of the altar in the day it was 26 one gold ladle of ten sheqels. brought near. Say to them: bring their offering. year old. 19 He brought his offering. one male 6 And Mosheh took the wagons and the lamb a year old. son of 26 HWHY lift up His face upon you. both of them filled with fine 7 And it came to be. one ram. and gave them to the LÃwites. them apart. son of ÀÃlon. sheqels. 12 And the one who brought his offering and show favour to you. one silver bowl of seventy apart objects. and give AmminaÅaÄ. filled that he anointed it and set it apart and all its with incense. and I Myself shall thirty sheqels. one silver dish. you peace. according to their rams. one ram. 2 And the leaders of Yisra’Ãl. and for each one a bull. year old. furnishings. a Verses 24 to 26 is the Priestly Blessing.” sheqels. five male goats. which they bore on their sheqels. apart place. 14 one gold ladle of ten sheqels. And they brought the weight of which was one hundred and them near before the Dwelling Place. one male utensils. 25 his offering was one silver dish. So the leaders brought their with incense. according to the sheqel of the set- 5 “Accept these from them. TsuÈar. son of TsuÈar. one leader each day. heads of 17 and as a peace offering: two cattle. thirty sheqels. Thus he anointed them and set lamb a year old. Tent of Meeting. NaÁshon. 22 one male goat as a sin offering. five male lambs a of the tribes and over the ones registered. 3 and they brought their offering before 18 On the second day NethanÃ’l. This was the offering of drew near. one silver bowl of seventy 4 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. weight of which was one hundred and because theirs was the service of the set. five male lambs a service. each one according to his with incense. a wagon for every two of the leaders. son of HWHY: six covered wagons and twelve cat. “Let them Yisra’Ãl. according to 24 On the third day EliyaÄ. one silver bowl of seventy bless them. both of them filled with fine shall be used in doing the service of the flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. as well as the altar and all its 15 one young bull. This was the offering of 8 And he gave four wagons and eight NethanÃ’l.” ’ a 13 And his offering was one silver dish. leader of Yissas¿ar. And you shall give them 20 one gold ladle of ten sheqels. the 9 But to the sons of Qehath he gave none. .” 21 one young bull. when Mosheh fin- ished setting up the Dwelling Place.BEMIÊBAR 6 146 23 “Speak to Aharon and his sons. cattle. leader of the children of ZeÄulun: son of Aharon the priest. five the sons of GÃreshon. 24 “HWHY bless you and guard you. thirty sheqels. service. 16 one male goat as a sin offering. filled to the LÃwites. cattle to the sons of Merari. 7 He gave two wagons and four cattle to 23 and as a peace offering: two cattle. and they apart place. saying. five their fathers’ houses who were the leaders rams. according to the sheqel of the set- shoulders. offering before the altar. according to the sheqel of the set- apart place. as a burnt offering.

son of Tsurishaddai. son of year old. one ram. 43 his offering was one silver dish. one male 41 and as a peace offering: two cattle. according to the sheqel of the set. one ram. 47 and as a peace offering: two cattle. filled lamb a year old. five male goats. five male goats. This was the offering of 59 and as a peace offering: two cattle. filled apart place. five Shelumi’Ãl. son of weight of which was one hundred and GiÅÈoni. 61 his offering was one silver dish. both of them filled with fine thirty sheqels. five male lambs a 42 On the sixth day Elyasaph. flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. with incense. leader of the children of Elyasaph. according to the sheqel of the set. as a burnt offering. 28 one male goat as a sin offering. leader of the children of GaÅ: son of PeÅahtsur. son of 31 his offering was one silver dish. the 60 On the ninth day AÄiÅan. one silver bowl of seventy 55 his offering was one silver dish. both of them filled with fine with incense. five male lambs a 30 On the fourth day Elitsur. flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. rams. leader of the children of weight of which was one hundred and Ephrayim: thirty sheqels. the sheqels. year old. leader of the children of shama. five male goats. 40 one male goat as a sin offering. thirty sheqels. 45 one young bull. This was the offering of EliyaÄ. one male 44 one gold ladle of ten sheqels. Deu’Ãl. with incense. according to the sheqel of the set- 32 one gold ladle of ten sheqels. five male goats. 51 one young bull. one silver bowl of seventy flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. five male lambs a 46 one male goat as a sin offering. weight of which was one hundred and apart place. son of year old. 53 and as a peace offering: two cattle. rams. Re’uÄÃn: 48 On the seventh day Elishama. as a burnt offering. the AmmihuÅ. son of 37 his offering was one silver dish. one silver bowl of seventy . with incense. filled lamb a year old. five male lambs a 52 one male goat as a sin offering. five male goats. filled lamb a year old. one male 35 and as a peace offering: two cattle. sheqels. as a burnt offering. year old. five son of SheÅÃy’ur. five lamb a year old. This was the offering of Gamli’Ãl. according to the sheqel of the set- 38 one gold ladle of ten sheqels. five male lambs a 58 one male goat as a sin offering. the sheqels. year old. one ram. both of them filled with fine thirty sheqels. the PeÅahtsur. according to the sheqel of the set. as a burnt offering. both of them filled with fine weight of which was one hundred and flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. rams. one male 56 one gold ladle of ten sheqels. one silver bowl of seventy flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. 57 one young bull. weight of which was one hundred and apart place. son of year old. the apart place. one ram. as a burnt offering. five son of ÀÃlon. leader of the children of weight of which was one hundred and Menashsheh: thirty sheqels. five lamb a year old. sheqels. as a burnt offering. both of them filled with fine with incense. one ram. rams. This was the offering of Eli- Tsurishaddai. five lamb a year old. 34 one male goat as a sin offering. one ram. 39 one young bull. five male lambs a 36 On the fifth day Shelumi’Ãl. This was the offering of SheÅÃy’ur. son of Deu’Ãl. son of AmmihuÅ. rams. 33 one young bull. 147 BEMIÊBAR 7 27 one young bull. one male 29 and as a peace offering: two cattle. filled apart place. rams. leader of the children of Bin- thirty sheqels. one silver bowl of seventy 49 his offering was one silver dish. five male goats. one silver bowl of seventy yamin: sheqels. This was the offering of Elitsur. one male 50 one gold ladle of ten sheqels. ShimÈon: 54 On the eighth day Gamli’Ãl.

one ram. one ram. as a burnt offering. five year old. the 3 And Aharon did so. the rams twelve. lamb a year old. five male goats. 80 one gold ladle of ten sheqels.BEMIÊBAR 7 148 sheqels. with incense. thirty sheqels. 8 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. one male 64 one male goat as a sin offering. lamb a year old. filled of Meeting to speak with Him. five male lambs a 87 All the cattle for the burnt offering year old. son of O¿ran. 81 one young bull. both of them filled with fine 62 one gold ladle of ten sheqels. 77 and as a peace offering: two cattle. and the male goats as a O¿ran. five male lambs a 83 and as a peace offering: two cattle. the voice of One speaking to him from 75 one young bull. filled to the sheqel of the set-apart place. five male lambs a son of GiÅÈoni. year old. apart place. This was the offering of AÁira. twelve gold ladles. 73 his offering was one silver dish. one male incense was ten sheqels each. This was the offering of AÁiÈezer. rams. from between the two 76 one male goat as a sin offering. filled 63 one young bull. five 82 one male goat as a sin offering. both of them filled with fine qels. 65 and as a peace offering: two cattle. five male goats. sixty. let the seven 78 On the twelfth day AÁira. This was the offering of PaÍÈi’Ãl. with incense. with 72 On the eleventh day PaÍÈi’Ãl. All the 70 one male goat as a sin offering. thousand four hundred sheqels. as a burnt offering. one silver bowl of seventy 85 Each silver dish was one hundred and sheqels. five male goats. five rams. the sheqel of the set-apart place. All the silver of the vessels was two flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. leader of the children of AshÃr: sin offering twelve. he heard with incense. both of them filled with fine sheqels. as a burnt offering. 66 On the tenth day AÁiÈezer. keruÄim. one male above the lid of atonement that was on the lamb a year old. the lambs a year old sheqels. rams. as a burnt offering. the 88 And all the cattle for the peace offer- weight of which was one hundred and ings were twenty-four bulls. according to the sheqel of the set. the male lambs a year old twelve. according to lamb a year old. leader of the children of 84 This was the dedication of the altar Dan: from the leaders of Yisra’Ãl. ark of the Witness. and say to him. the anointed: twelve silver dishes. one male with incense. one ram. according to the sheqel of the set. when it was 67 his offering was one silver dish.’ ” 79 his offering was one silver dish. son of son of Ânan. thirty sheqels. He set up the lamps weight of which was one hundred and to face toward the front of the lampstand. one ram. 89 And when Mosheh went into the Tent 74 one gold ladle of ten sheqels. This was the offering of AÄiÅan. according to the sheqel of the set. This was the dedication of the altar apart place. Thus He spoke to him. Ammishaddai. five male lambs a year old. twelve weight of which was one hundred and silver bowls. gold of the ladles was one hundred and 71 and as a peace offering: two cattle. 86 The twelve gold ladles filled with 69 one young bull. son of Ammishaddai. . thirty sheqels. son of Ânan. flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. both of them filled with fine after it was anointed. according to the sheqel of the set- flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. the rams sixty. saying. were twelve young bulls. five twenty sheqels. 2 “Speak to Aharon. one silver bowl of seventy apart place. thirty sheqels and each bowl seventy she- apart place. son of their grain offering. filled flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. ‘When you set up the lamps. according 68 one gold ladle of ten sheqels. lamps give light in front of the lamp- leader of the children of Naphtali: stand. five male goats. rams. one silver bowl of seventy the male goats sixty.

in the Tent of Meeting. children of Yisra’Ãl. before HWHY. that there be no plague among the shall wash their garments. children of Yisra’Ãl are Mine. and then wave 25 and at the age of fifty years they retire them. On the day that I smote all the beaten work of gold. . a wave offering to HWHY. Yisra’Ãl come near the set-apart place. commanded Mosheh concerning the 9 “And you shall bring the LÃwites LÃwites. come into active service in the service of 13 “And you shall have the LÃwites stand the Tent of Meeting. According to them apart unto Myself. so he made the lampstand. and you shall them. Thus you shall do to do service in the Tent of Meeting. of all the first-born of the children of 5 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. when to the LÃwites regarding their duties.” you have cleansed them and waved them as a wave offering. 12 “And the LÃwites shall lay their hands so they did to them. before Aharon and his sons. congregation of the children of Yisra’Ãl did while you take another young bull as a sin to the LÃwites according to all that HWHY offering. to make twenty-five years old and above let him atonement for the LÃwites. and cleanse children of Yisra’Ãl when the children of themselves. in the first month from among the children of Yisra’Ãl.” 8 and shall take a young bull with its 20 Thus Mosheh and Aharon and all the grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil. and Yisra’Ãl. cleanse them. both man 4 And this is the work of the lampstand: and beast. and the children of Yisra’Ãl and Aharon made atonement for them to shall lay their hands on the LÃwites. 149 BEMIÊBAR 9 as HWHY commanded Mosheh. I have of the second year after they had come out taken them for Myself instead of all who of the land of Mitsrayim. 18 “And I have taken the LÃwites instead the pattern which HWHY had shown Mosheh. and Aharon 10 “And you shall bring the LÃwites waved them. saying. saying. shall be prepared as a sin offering and the 24 “This applies to the LÃwites: From other as a burnt offering to HWHY. let the children of Yisra’Ãl children of Yisra’Ãl. and to make atonement for the children of and they shall shave all their body. 16 “For they are given ones. and washed their garments. and 26 but they shall attend with their brothers the LÃwites shall be Mine. and you shall cleanse to Aharon and his sons from among the them. so the children of Yisra’Ãl did to before the Tent of Meeting. 15 “Then after that the LÃwites shall go in but shall do no service. the first-born of all the 2 “Now. Sprinkle water of sin offering on them. given to Me 9 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh in the Wilderness of Sinai. from among the children of Yisra’Ãl. 6 “Take the LÃwites from among the 19 “And I have given the LÃwites as a gift children of Yisra’Ãl. and 14 “Thus you shall separate the LÃwites serve no more. manded Mosheh concerning the LÃwites. 17 “For all the first-born among the 3 “On the fourteenth day of this month. from active service of the service. on the heads of the young bulls. Yisra’Ãl. saying. And one 23 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. open the womb. a wave offering from the do their service in the Tent of Meeting children of Yisra’Ãl – so shall they be for before Aharon and his sons as HWHY com- doing the service of HWHY. from its base to its first-born in the land of Mitsrayim I set blossoms it is beaten work. 21 And the LÃwites cleansed themselves assemble all the congregation of the children of Yisra’Ãl. 11 and Aharon shall wave the LÃwites 22 Then after that the LÃwites went in to before HWHY. a wave offering before HWHY. to do the service of the 7 and do this to them to cleanse them: children of Yisra’Ãl in the Tent of Meeting. to guard the duty. perform the Passover at its appointed time.

when the cloud dwelt 11 ‘On the fourteenth day of the second only from evening until morning: when the month. both for the yourself. from among his people. or a According to all the laws of the Passover year that the cloud lingered above the they perform it. and at the command of defiled 1 for the being of a man. 21 And so it was. between 16 Thus it was continually: the cloud the evenings. so that they were not of Yisra’Ãl would depart. then he shall perform the Passover of HWHY.” Dwelling Place. there the children So they came before Mosheh and Aharon of Yisra’Ãl would camp. He shall do so according to the law of the Passover and according to its right. 20 And so it was. 22 Whether two days. And stranger and the native of the land. Why are HWHY they camped. Whether by day or by night. They guarded the Charge of HWHY. 2 “Make two silver trumpets for ruling. covered it by day. they Passover. you. where the cloud dwelt. or a month. . after that the children for a being of a man. bitter herbs they eat it. “Wait. perform it at its 15 And on the day that the Dwelling Place appointed time. form the Passover of HWHY. so the children of Yisra’Ãl did. ‘When any male of you or your according to the command of HWHY they generations is unclean 1 for a being. saying. as long as the cloud dwelt above the ing of HWHY at its appointed time among the Dwelling Place. that same being shall be cut off departed. he shall still per. or is camped. because he did not 23 At the command of HWHY they camped. 10 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. the cloud covered the and right-rulings you perform it. in the Wilderness of Sinai. And in the place able to perform the Passover on that day. and has failed to perform the depart. and did not depart. “We are Yisra’Ãl departed.’ ” you shall use them for calling the congrega- 1 Defilement can be imparted from one to another. let days above the Dwelling Place. they 12 ‘They do not leave of it until morning. whenever the cloud was taken up. the Tent of the Witness. saying. According to all its laws was raised up. make them of beaten work. You have one law. Dwelling Place to dwell upon it.” HWHY. 17 And whenever the cloud was taken up 6 But there were men who were defiled 1 from above the Tent. Mosheh. children of Yisra’Ãl?” 19 Even when the cloud lingered many 8 And Mosheh said to them. 9 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. they cloud was taken up in the morning. at the 14 ‘And when a stranger sojourns among command of HWHY by the hand of Mosheh. departed. They remained camped we withheld from bringing near the offer. time – that man bears his sin. bring the offering of HWHY at its appointed and at the command of HWHY they departed. 18 At the command of HWHY the children of 7 and those men said to him. and the appearance of According to all that HWHY commanded fire by night. when the cloud was 10 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl.BEMIÊBAR 9 150 between the evenings. above the Dwelling Place a few days: saying. But when it was taken up. between the evenings. 4 And Mosheh spoke to the children of From evening until morning it was above Yisra’Ãl to perform the Passover. the Dwelling Place like the appearance of 5 So they performed the Passover on the fire. that day. then perform it – with unleavened bread and they departed. and did not a journey. and according to the command of far away on a journey. fourteenth day of the first month. the chil- 13 ‘But the man who is clean and is not on dren of Yisra’Ãl camped. and they do not break a bone of it. HWHY they would depart. the chil- me hear what HWHY commands concerning dren of Yisra’Ãl guarded the Charge of you.

Dwelling Place. and you shall be saved from your 23 And over the army of the tribe of the enemies. ‘I give it to you. And over their army was in-law. 151 BEMIÊBAR 10 tion and for breaking camp. you shall blow the children of Binyamin was AÄiÅan. shall gather to you. Deu’Ãl. And camps that lie on the east side shall depart. children of Ephrayim departed according then you shall shout with the trumpets. 24 And over the army of the tribe of the ning of your months. 13 Thus they departed the first time. then the camps that lie on the 19 And over the army of the tribe of the south side shall depart – they blow a shout children of ShimÈon was Shelumi’Ãl. you blow. over their army was Elitsur. for children of Yissas¿ar was NethanÃ’l. and of PeÅahtsur. according to their hand of Mosheh. And over their army was of the second month. which HWHY said. And the sons of GÃreshon and the 4 “And if they blow one. children of GaÅ was Elyasaph. son of Ammishaddai. . 28 Such was the order of setting out of the according to the command of HWHY by the children of Yisra’Ãl. AÁiÈezer. down. over your peace offerings. son 10 “And in the day of your gladness. 27 And over the army of the tribe of the And the cloud dwelt on it in the Wilderness children of Naphtali was AÁira. And it shall be 21 And the Qehathites departed. the congregation shall meet before you at 17 And the Dwelling Place was taken the door of the Tent of Meeting. Elohim.’ Come 15 And over the army of the tribe of the with us. the son of of Paran. that the cloud was taken up from above the 26 And over the army of the tribe of the Dwelling Place of the Witness. And they shall 25 Then the banner of the camp of the be a remembrance for you before your children of Dan. son of 6 “And when you blow a shout the SheÅÃy’ur. all ÀÃlon. and to their divisions. the departed according to their divisions. 9 “And when you go into battle in your 22 And the banner of the camp of the land against the enemy that distresses you. 29 And Mosheh said to ÀoÄaÄ. children of AshÃr was PaÍÈi’Ãl. 18 And the banner of the camp of Re’uÄÃn 5 “And when you blow a shout. son for them to depart.” 16 And over the army of the tribe of the 30 And he replied to him. the priests. O¿ran. And over their army was you shall be remembered before HWHY your Elishama. and we shall do good to you. “We are setting out for the place of NaÁshon. setting out from the Wilderness of Sinai. Mosheh’s father- to their divisions. second time. bearing to you for a law forever throughout your the set-apart objects. Place was set up before they came. sons of Merari departed. but do not shout. Yisra’Ãl. the son of dren of YehuÅah departed first according ReÈuw’Ãl the MiÅyanite. son of AmmihuÅ. divisions. departed according 11 And it came to be on the twentieth day to their divisions. I am HWHY your Elohim. of Tsurishaddai. son HWHY has spoken good concerning of TsuÈar. son of AmminaÅaÄ. 14 And the banner of the camp of the chil. bearing the the heads of the thousands of Yisra’Ãl. children of ZeÄulun was EliyaÄ. 7 “And when the assembly is to be 20 And over the army of the tribe of the assembled. “I am not going. which formed the rear Elohim. son of 3 “And when they blow both of them. while the Dwelling generations. when they departed. and at the begin. in your appointed times. children of Menashsheh was Gamli’Ãl. in the second year. then the leaders. Ânan. the son of 12 And the children of Yisra’Ãl departed. the son of 8 “And the sons of Aharon. blow with the trumpets.” guard of all the camps. son of trumpets over your burnt offerings and GiÅÈoni.

9 And when the dew fell on the camp at because you know how we are to camp in night. so 5 “We remember the fish which we ate that you do not bear it yourself alone. 13 “Where am I to get meat to give to all O HWHY.” 7 Now the manna was like coriander And HWHY shall give you meat. 10 And Mosheh heard the people weeping 32 “And it shall be. and you seed. evil!” 2 And the people cried out to Mosheh. because the burden is too heavy for me. and the leeks. and let me not see my those in the outskirts of the camp. “Rise up. ‘Give us meat to eat. the ears of HWHY. And the 11 so Mosheh said to HWHY. ance of bdellium. and put on them. “Who is giving us meat to naught to look at but this manna!” eat? For it was well with us in Mitsrayim. until it comes . shall eat. And its taste was as the taste of relatives. 16 Then HWHY said to Mosheh. nor ground it on millstones or beat it in the twenty days. mortar. the cucumbers. each man at the then it shall be that whatever good HWHY door of his tent. because the fire of HWHY had them to the Tent of Meeting.’ 14 “I am unable to bear all these people 11 And it came to be.” HWHY burned exceedingly. and you shall be our eyes. died down. “Return. to the countless thousands of these people? For they weep before me. onions. and the garlic. HWHY on a journey of three days. and you shall eat meat. throughout their clans. whom you know to be the elders of the 3 Then he called the name of the place people and officers over them. and let nursing child. nor 8 The people went about and gathered it. without cost in Mitsrayim. and consumed favour in Your eyes. people? Was it I who brought them forth. And HWHY heard it. to out a resting place for them. 19 ‘You are going to eat. And the fire of please slay me altogether. and cooked it in a pot. and 15 “And if You are doing this to me. it was evil in alone. stand there with you. so the children of you there. if I have found HWHY burned among them. and its appearance like the appear. saying. Yisra’Ãl. “Please do not leave us. ‘Set yourselves and the melons.” cakes baked with oil. put the burden of all these people on me? 34 And the cloud of HWHY was above them 12 “Was it I who conceived all these by day when they went out from the camp. as the foster father carries a And let Your enemies be scattered. that Mosheh said. “Gather to and Mosheh prayed to HWHY. when you go with us. he said. the manna fell on it. ‘Carry them in out. O HWHY! your bosom. 35 And it came to be.” swore to their fathers? 36 And when it rested. nor five days. and shall take of the Spirit that Yisra’Ãl also wept again and said.” saying. and the fire Me seventy men of the elders of Yisra’Ãl. And they shall giving us meat to eat? bear the burden of the people with you. nor ten days. whenever the ark set that You should say to me. And the displeasure of does to us. And in the eyes 33 So they set out from the mountain of of Mosheh it was evil. 18 “And say to the people. “Why have ark of the covenant of HWHY went before You done evil to Your servant? And why them for the three days’ journey. “Who is is on you. His displeasure burned.’ to the land which You those who hate You flee before You. and let them burned among them. 4 And the mixed multitude who were in 17 “And I shall come down and speak with their midst lusted greatly.BEMIÊBAR 10 152 but I am going to my own land and to my cakes of it. because you have wept in the hearing of 6 but now our throat is dried up. to seek have I not found favour in Your eyes. the wilderness. and the apart for tomorrow. the same we shall do to you. 31 Then he said. And bring TaÄÈÃrah. and made 20 but for a month of days. when the people were as complainers. two days. not one day. There is HWHY.

“Hear now My words: If assistant from his youth. and had taken a Kushite woman. that all the people 7 “Not so with My servant Mosheh. and not in riddles. I make Myself said. name of the other MÃyÅaÅ. “Mosheh my master. 5 And HWHY came down in the column of 27 And a young man ran and informed cloud and stood in the door of the Tent. men on foot. His Spirit upon them!” 8 “I speak with him mouth to mouth. Kushite woman whom he had taken. and the wrath of give them meat to eat for a month of days. Mosheh’s 6 And He said. And he sees the he and the elders of Yisra’Ãl. spoke to him. for he 25 And HWHY came down in the cloud. and I speak to 29 Then Mosheh said to him. So why were you not afraid 31 And a wind went forth from HWHY. to be sufficient for QiÄroth Hatta’awah. ination to you. “EldaÅ and MÃyÅaÅ are and called Aharon and Miryam. jealous for my sake? Oh. forbid them!” known to him in a vision. because there they them?” buried the people who had lusted. that HWHY would put trustworthy in all My house. 153 BEMIÊBAR 12 out of your nostrils and becomes an abom. and You. camp. more than all men who were on the face of 26 However. HWHY who is among you. 28 And Yehoshua son of Nun. The name of one was EldaÅ. “Are you him in a dream. and all the next day. about a day’s journey against them. “Why did we come up gathered the quail. rested upon them. that they 3 And the man Mosheh was very humble. and the Tent.” both went forward. three came out. and placed the same upon through Mosheh? Has He not also spoken the seventy elders. both plainly. ground. “The people in for themselves all around the camp. And they spread them out 21 And Mosheh said. he is of HWHY were prophets. And it came to be. and before Him. “You three. and to speak against My servant Mosheh?” it brought quail from the sea and let them 9 And the displeasure of HWHY burned fall beside the camp. to be sufficient for them? Or plague. and HWHY 22 “Could flocks and herds be slaughtered smote the people with an exceeding great for them. as about two cubits above the surface of the white as snow! And Aharon turned toward . Mosheh. And they prophesying in the camp. but did not continue. and 30 And Mosheh returned to the camp. and said. And they prophesied in the camp. and he gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people 12 Now Miryam and Aharon spoke against Mosheh because of the and placed them around the Tent. and Miryam. answered and your prophet is of HWHY.’ HWHY burned against the people. could all the fish of the sea be gathered 34 Then he called the name of that place together for them. but did not go out to the Tent. Now they were among come out to the Tent of Meeting!” So the those listed. And the Spirit and Aharon. when the Spirit rested upon them. all around the camp. and He left. saying. and the 4 And suddenly HWHY said to Mosheh. “Has HWHY spoken only was upon him. on this side and about a day’s journey on 10 And the cloud turned away from above the other side. 24 And Mosheh went out and spoke to the people the words of HWHY. “Is the arm 35 From QiÄroth Hatta’awah the people of HWHY too short? Now see whether My set out for ÀatsÃroth – and they were at word meets you or not!” ÀatsÃroth. prophesied. and look: Miryam was leprous. whose midst I am are six hundred thousand 33 The meat was still between their teeth. and took of the Spirit that 2 And they said. 23 And HWHY said to Mosheh. and have wept and all that night. because you have rejected 32 And the people were up all that day. through us?” And HWHY heard it. form of HWHY. two men had remained in the the earth. You have said. He who has least gath- out of Mitsrayim?” ’ ” ered ten Áomers. ‘I before it was chewed.

son of and showed them the fruit of the land. and said. “Oh. would she not be up here into the South. son of Zakkur. 7 From the tribe of Yissas¿ar: YiÍ’al. whether few or many. and they camped in the 20 and whether the land is rich or poor. 13 From the tribe of AshÃr: ShÃthur. and bring some of 13 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. son of Nun. the camp seven days. and whether there are forests there or not. son 24 That place was called the wadi Eshkol. And AÁiman. “If her father land of KenaÈan. Ma¿i. please heal her. tribe of Re’uÄÃn: Shammua. Yehoshua. my 14 From the tribe of Naphtali: NaÁbi. Now ÀeÄron had been children of Yisra’Ãl. 12 From the tribe of Dan: Ammi’Ãl. and go up to the ashamed seven days? Let her be shut out of mountains. son of Susi. “Go had but spit in her face. son master! Please do not hold against us the of Wophsi. Yisra’Ãl cut down from there. son land after forty days. also of the pome- of Yephunneh.” people who dwell in it. cluster of grapes. word to them and to all the congregation. sent them from the Wilderness of Paran. children of Yisra’Ãl in the Wilderness of 11 From the tribe of YosÃph. ShÃshai. and after that let her 18 and see what the land is like. 25 And they returned from spying out the 9 From the tribe of Binyamin: Palti. the descendants of all of them men who were heads of the Anaq. from the tribe Paran. granates and of the figs. saying. of Raphu. And they brought back of Menashsheh: Gaddi. Gemalli. son of “We went to the land where you sent us. son two of them on a pole. and look: a leper! Mi¿a’Ãl. And you shall be strong. From the rayim.BEMIÊBAR 12 154 Miryam. 13 And Mosheh cried out to HWHY. and the people did not set out 19 and whether the land they dwell in is until Miryam was readmitted. at QaÅÃsh. saying. which I am giving to the children 21 So they went up and spied out the land of Yisra’Ãl. seven days. every one a leader among ReÁoÄ. and Talmai. please!” 17 And Mosheh sent them to spy out the 14 And HWHY said to Mosheh. were there. 23 And they came to the wadi Eshkol. of YosÃph. whether strong or 15 And Miryam was shut out of the camp weak. 2 “Send men to spy out the land of the fruit of the land. 12 “Please do not let her be as one dead 16 These are the names of the men whom when coming out of its mother’s womb. KenaÈan. 11 And Aharon said to Mosheh. And with our flesh half consumed!” Mosheh called HoshÃa the son of Nun. near the entrance of Àamath. son of which we have sinned. whether the cities they inhab- 16 And afterward the people departed it are in camps or strongholds. sin in which we have done foolishly and in 15 From the tribe of GaÅ: Geu’Ãl. built seven years before TsoÈan in Mits- 4 And these were their names. 27 And they reported to him. good or evil. them. “O Âl.” Now the time was the season of the first-fruits of grapes. and said to them. Send one man from each tribe from the Wilderness of Tsin as far as of their fathers. and 5 From the tribe of ShimÈon: Shaphat. 26 And they went and came to Mosheh 10 From the tribe of ZeÄulun: Gaddi’Ãl. Mosheh sent to spy out the land. from ÀatsÃroth. cut down from there a branch with one son of Àori. And they bore it between 6 From the tribe of YehuÅah: KalÃÄ. and Aharon and all the congregation of the son of SoÅi. and the be readmitted. Wilderness of Paran. because of the cluster which the men of 8 From the tribe of Ephrayim: HoshÃa.” 22 And they went up through the South 3 And by the command of HWHY Mosheh and came to ÀeÄron. .

it flows with milk and honey. for we are certainly bread.” honey. “We are not able to go up against the 10 But all the congregation said to stone people. 155 BEMIÊBAR 14 And truly. who had spied out the land. very 7 and they spoke to all the congregation great. “Then the 14 Then all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried. be great. for they are our and take possession. ‘a land which is flowing with milk and the sea and along the banks of the YardÃn. who were among those and this is its fruit. “The land through which 11 And HWHY said to Mosheh. and said. this land they have heard that You. saying. and so and disinherit them. the South. 14 and they shall say to the inhabitants of bled against Mosheh and against Aharon. “If are in the midst of these people. 30:11. do not rebel against HWHY. then He YeÄusites and the Amorites dwell in the shall bring us into this land and give it to mountains. midst.” them. saying. land we passed through to spy out is an 29 “The AmalÃqites dwell in the land of exceedingly good land. HWHY. “The Anaq there too. and children should become a prey? Would 15 “Now if You shall kill these people as it not be better for us to turn back to one man. “How long we have gone as spies is a land eating up shall I be scorned by these people? And its inhabitants. and You go 3 “And why is HWHY bringing us to this before them in a column of cloud by day land to fall by the sword. and all the people whom we how long shall I not be trusted by them. that our wives and in a column of fire by night. “Let us go up at once fear the people of the land. 34:7 and in Yirm.” them with stones. son of Yephunneh. let the power of HWHY congregation of the children of Yisra’Ãl. 2 And all the children of Yisra’Ãl grum.’ 30 And KalÃÄ silenced the people before 9 “Only.” 13 And Mosheh said to HWHY. 4 And they said to each other. and let us turn back to this people to the land which He swore to Mitsrayim. are strong. therefore He killed them in the 5 Then Mosheh and Aharon fell on their wilderness. Then the esteem of HWHY 32 And they gave the children of Yisra’Ãl appeared in the Tent of Meeting before all an evil report of the land which they had the children of Yisra’Ãl. as You have spoken. Do not fear 31 But the men who had gone up with him them. and the cities are walled. and KalÃÄ 18 ‘HWHY is patient and of great kindness. for by Your power You brought these people up from their ple wept that night. . and all the congregation said to them. sons their midst? of Anaq. And we saw the descendants of of the children of Yisra’Ãl. tore their 28 “But the people who dwell in the land garments. are seen eye to eye and that Your Or if only we had died in this wilderness! cloud stands above them. nor Mosheh. then the nations which have Mitsrayim?” heard of Your report shall speak. saying. saw in it are men of great size. spied out. of the Nephilim. that You. and HWHY is with us. Their defence has turned away from able to overcome it. And we were 12 “Let Me smite them with the pestilence like grasshoppers in our own eyes.” said.” give them. and the peo- Mitsrites shall hear it. while the Àittites and the 8 “If HWHY has delighted in us. and make of you a we were in their eyes.” nation greater and mightier than they. with all the signs which I have done in 33 “And we saw there the Nephilim. 6 And Yehoshua son of Nun. saying. I pray. “Let us 16 ‘Because HWHY was not able to bring appoint a leader.’ faces before all the assembly of the 17 “And now. And the KenaÈanites dwell by us. b This is confirmed in Shem. only we had died in the land of Mitsrayim! HWHY. for they are stronger than we.

so I do 42 “Do not go up. turn to all the children of Yisra’Ãl. bled against Me are going to fall in this 43 “Because the AmalÃqites and the wilderness. a different spirit in him and has followed 38 Of those men who went to spy out the Me completely. but neither the ark of the make you dwell in. visiting the crookedness of the fathers 33 ‘And your sons shall be wanderers in on the children to the third and fourth the wilderness forty years.’ declares HWHY. accord. I shall bring in. transgress the command of HWHY.’ your whorings. ness by the Way of the Sea of Reeds.BEMIÊBAR 14 156 forgiving crookedness and transgression. because he has before HWHY. as I live and all the earth is 35 ‘I am HWHY. “Why do you now Yisra’Ãl are grumbling against Me. “See. covenant of HWHY nor Mosheh left the 31 ‘But your little ones. but 27 “How long shall this evil congregation we shall go up to the place which HWHY had have this grumbling against Me? I have spoken of!” heard the grumblings which the children of 41 But Mosheh said. report about the land. mourned greatly. does not prosper? ‘as you have spoken in My hearing. and have out the land. HWHY is not with 30 ‘None of you except KalÃÄ son of you. nor any of those who scorned 37 even those men who brought the evil Me see it. would become a prey. as You have forgiven this people. KalÃÄ son of Yephunneh remained alive. and to and went up to the top of the mountain. according to the greatness of Your 34 ‘According to the number of the days in kindness. 25 “Since the AmalÃqites and the 39 And when Mosheh spoke these words KenaÈanites are dwelling in the valley. and have 36 And the men whom Mosheh sent to spy tried Me now these ten times. and smote them. “I shall forgive. the people back tomorrow and set out into the wilder. all of you who were registered. I shall do filled with the esteem of HWHY.” Yephunneh. and there they die. this to all this evil congregation who are 22 for none of these men who have seen meeting against Me: In this wilderness My esteem and the signs which I did in they are consumed. and where he went. since it 28 “Say to them.” a day for a year. who returned and made all the disobeyed My voice. and beat them down. people. died by the plague 24 “But My servant KalÃÄ. KenaÈanites are there before you. b going to fall in this wilderness. and shall bear generation. which you spied out the land. saying. congregation grumble against him by 23 shall see the land of which I swore to bringing an evil report of the land. midst. your carcasses are but by no means leaving unpunished. to bear your crookednesses forty years. until your carcasses are 19 “Please forgive the crookedness of this consumed in the wilderness. only Yehoshua son of Nun. their fathers. saying. I have spoken. Aharon. even . from shall fall by the sword. forty days – from Mitsrayim even until now. and 45 So the AmalÃqites and the KenaÈanites they shall know the land which you have who dwelt in that mountain came down rejected. and you according to your entire number. lest you be smitten by to you: your enemies. we have indeed sinned. I shall bring into the land land. ‘As I live. 32 ‘But as for you. ing to your word. 21 but truly.” 40 And they rose up early in the morning 26 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. 44 But they presumed to go up to the shall enter the land which I swore I would mountaintop. and you shall know My breaking off.’ ” Mitsrayim and in the wilderness. for HWHY is not in your 29 ‘The carcasses of you who have grum. a day for a year – you are 20 And HWHY said. whom you said camp. turned away from HWHY. and his seed shall inherit it. and Yehoshua son of Nun. Because you have twenty years old and above.

so is the stranger before HWHY. to 16 ‘One Torah and one right-ruling is for accomplish a vow or as a voluntary offer. 3 and you make an offering by fire to As you are. their offering. give to HWHY a contribution throughout 7 and as a drink offering you bring one. offering and its drink offering. a burnt offering or a slaughtering. 2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl. your generations. young goat.’ ” sweet fragrance to HWHY. a sweet fragrance to HWHY. And they shall bring 13 ‘Let all who are native do so with them. Sinning by mistake is also dealt with in Wayyiqra chapter 4. as you do. one-tenth of an Ãphah of fine flour mixed 19 then it shall be. bull a grain offering of three-tenths of an 24 then it shall be. as a hin of wine as an offering made by fire. according 11 ‘This is what is done for each young to the right-ruling. or whoever is among you throughout your generations. not do all these commands which HWHY has 8 ‘And when you prepare a young bull as spoken to Mosheh. 18 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl. and sinning defiantly (intentional sin) on the other hand. dough as a contribution – as a contribution 6 ‘Or for a ram you prepare as a grain of the threshing-floor you present it. 25 ‘Then the priest shall make atonement 12 ‘According to the number that you for all the congregation of the children of prepare. for to their number. 14 ‘And when a stranger sojourns with 26 ‘And it shall be forgiven all the congre- c This passage. with its grain sweet fragrance to HWHY. 157 BEMIÊBAR 15 to Àormah. saying. and say to them. or as a peace offering to the hand of Mosheh. you and for the stranger who sojourns with ing or in your appointed times. gave command and onward throughout 9 then shall be brought with the young your generations. and 4 then he who brings near his offering to say to them. 31. a burnt offering. so you do for each one according Yisra’Ãl. Ãphah of fine flour mixed with half a hin without the knowledge of the congrega- of oil. HWHY. clearly shows the difference between sinning by mistake (unintentional sin) on the one hand. if it is done by mistake. and it shall be forgiven them. a sweet fragrance to HWHY. to make a you. for each ram. up to v. for each lamb. offering two-tenths of an Ãphah of fine 21 ‘Of the first of your dough you are to flour mixed with one-third of a hin of oil. for their mistake. . a sweet fragrance to HWHY. offering made by fire. that all the congregation shall prepare 10 and bring as the drink offering half a one young bull as a burnt offering. you. it was by mistake. drink offering you prepare with the burnt 20 ‘Present a cake of the first of your offering or the slaughtering. from the day HWHY HWHY. law forever throughout your generations. the flock. from the herd or 17 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. and their sin offering before HWHY. ‘When you have come 15 ‘One law is for you of the assembly and into the land of your dwellings. and one male goat as a bull. or for each lamb or sin offering. saying. or as a slaughtering to 23 all that HWHY has commanded you by accomplish a vow. third of a hin of wine as a sweet fragrance 22 ‘And when you sin by mistake. HWHY. an offering made by fire to in bringing near an offering made by fire. c and do to HWHY. that you present a 5 and one-fourth of a hin of wine as a contribution to HWHY. the bread of the land. which I am for the stranger who sojourns with you – a giving you. when you eat of with one-fourth of a hin of oil. tion. ‘When you come into the land HWHY shall bring near a grain offering of to which I bring you. so he does. and would make an 15 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh.

Him bring near to Him the one whom He gregation stoning him with stones outside chooses. DeÄarim 30:16. and said to them. I am HWHY your Elohim. all of them. son of Qehath. stranger who sojourns in their midst.” is native among the children of Yisra’Ãl and for the stranger who sojourns in their midst. he fell on his Aharon. stranger. two hun- 31 ‘Because he has despised the word of dred and fifty leaders of the congregation. 1:5. your own eyes after which you went whor- 28 ‘And the priest shall make atonement ing. to make My commands. and shall remember all 27 ‘And if a being sins by mistake.plural Tzitziyot. “The man apart. 32 And while the children of Yisra’Ãl were “Enough of you! For all the congregation in the wilderness. and it shall be forgiven Elohim. and to all the congregation. But we first need to come to belief. they found a man gather. who brought 29 ‘For him who does whatever by mis. QoraÁ and 36 And all the congregation brought him all your company.“Tzitzit” . d Being set-apart unto Elohim. 1 YoÁ. And let shall certainly be put to death. to be take there is one Torah. saying. saying. set-apart one. for the being who strays by mistake. then follows the obedience. the corners of their garments throughout you sons of LÃwi: their generations. 39 “And it shall be to you for a tzitzit 2. you out of the land of Mitsrayim. 34 And they put him in under guard. Enough of you. DeÄarim 11:1. and that being 2 and they rose up before Mosheh with shall be cut off from among his people. is set-apart. and you shall see it. make known who is His and who is set- 35 And HWHY said to Mosheh. and them before HWHY tomorrow. Why then do you lift up yourselves 33 And those who found him gathering above the assembly of HWHY?” sticks brought him to Mosheh and to 4 And when Mosheh heard. in fact. 2 See Explanatory notes . some of the children of Yisra’Ãl. as HWHY commanded Mosheh. all the con. because all the people did it by mistake. 5:2-3. his 3 And they assembled against Mosheh crookedness is upon him. and HWHY is in their ing sticks on the Sabbath day. and defiantly. outside the camp and stoned him with 7 and put fire in them and put incense in stones. are synonymous. be that the one whom HWHY chooses is the 37 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. run parallel with one another. “Tomorrow morning HWHY shall should be done to him. and to do all His com- mands. the camp. when 40 so that you remember.” 6 “Do this: Take fire holders. son of Yitshar. 6). and to put a blue cord in 9 “Is it little to you that the Elohim 1. and has broken His command. d him. and bring him near to Him. and be set-apart unto your atonement for him. shall bring a female goat a year old as a sin and not search after your own heart and offering. NeÁ. he reviles HWHY. 16 And QoraÁ. “Hear now. DeÄarim 7:9. son of Peleth. v. both for him who your Elohim. sons of 38 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl.’ ” and against Aharon. Dan. and shall do all he sins by mistake before HWHY. took both 30 ‘But the being who does whatever Dathan and AÄiram the sons of EliyaÄ.BEMIÊBAR 15 158 gation of the children of Yisra’Ãl and the the tzitzit 2 of the corners. then he the commands of HWHY and shall do them. HWHY. face. being shall certainly be cut off. And it shall he died. midst. 5 and spoke to QoraÁ and all his compa- because it had not been declared what ny. 2 YoÁ. 41 “I am HWHY your Elohim. men of name. . whether he is native or a On. son of LÃwi. as proof of our love towards Him (Shemoth 20:6. 9:4. sons of Re’uÄÃn. and LÃwi!” you shall say to them to make tzitziyot 1 on 8 And Mosheh said to QoraÁ. that called ones of the meeting.

he that you grumble against him?” 26 And he spoke to the congregation. Himself. Dathan. and swallowed them up. and their sons. down alive into the grave. and let Me consume consumed the two hundred and fifty men them in a moment. shall be there before HWHY. you shall know that these men have 17 “And take each one his fire holder. what is followed him.” 32 and the earth opened its mouth and 18 So each one took his fire holder. saying. the ‘Move away from around the tents of sons of LÃwi. children. or if they are offering. you and all your brothers. two ing all these words.’ ” priesthood as well? 25 So Mosheh rose up and went to Dathan 11 “Therefore you and all your company and AÄiram. then and Aharon. I have not taken one donkey from visited as all men are visited.” out of a land flowing with milk and honey. 23 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. with their households put fire in it. Would you bore out the eyes of 28 And Mosheh said. that they are not from my own heart. that you would the tents of QoraÁ. saying. you and all your company lows them up with all that belongs to them. and you and them split apart. and the earth tion against them at the door of the Tent of closed over them. Dathan. as he ended speak- one bring his fire holder before HWHY. these wrong men! Do not touch whatever “We are not coming up! belongs to them. to bring you near “O Âl. 27 Then they moved away from around to kill us in the wilderness. 34 And all Yisra’Ãl who were round about 20 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. with their land flowing with milk and honey. 33 So they and all those with them went 19 And QoraÁ assembled all the congrega. “By this you know these men? We are not coming up!” that HWHY has sent me to do all these works. saying. Then the esteem of HWHY the midst of the assembly. congregation of Yisra’Ãl. and they perished from Meeting. also seize total rule over us? And Dathan and AÄiram came out and 14 “Also. “Do not respect their 29 “If these die as all men do. the earth swallow us up!” 21 “Separate yourselves from the midst of 35 And a fire came out from HWHY and this congregation. for they said. lest you be consumed in 13 “Is it little that you have brought us up all their sins. 159 BEMIÊBAR 16 of Yisra’Ãl has separated you from the 22 But they fell on their faces. “Please turn away from the tents of AÄiram the sons of EliyaÄ. yards. . 16 Then Mosheh said to QoraÁ. but they said. then HWHY has them. And Aharon. and the earth opens its mouth and swal- “Tomorrow.” you shall put incense in it. and to stand the congregation?” before the congregation to serve them. and their little given us inheritance of fields and vine. with you? Yet you seek the QoraÁ. nor wives. are You wroth with all Dwelling Place of HWHY. nor have I done harm to any of not sent me. to perform the service of the When one man sins. that the ground under hundred and fifty fire holders. Aharon.” 30 “But if HWHY creates what is unheard of. and scorned HWHY. each one with his fire holder. them. 12 And Mosheh sent to call Dathan and saying. with all their stood at the door of the Tent of Meeting goods. 10 and that He has brought you near to 24 “Speak to the congregation. and AÄiram. 15 And Mosheh became very displeased.” who were offering incense. And let each 31 And it came to be. you have not brought us into a stood at the door of their tents. appeared to all the congregation. with Mosheh and Aharon. and laid incense on it. you and they and they go down alive into the grave. Elohim of the spirits of all flesh! to Himself. and to them fled at their cry. “Lest Aharon. and AÄiram. and the elders of Yisra’Ãl are set against HWHY. and and all the men with QoraÁ. and said to HWHY. and said.

saying.” almonds. Yisra’Ãl. all their leaders according of Yisra’Ãl.” 6 And Mosheh spoke to the children of of Yisra’Ãl grumbled against Mosheh and against Aharon on the next day. the incense and made atonement for the 12 And the children of Yisra’Ãl spoke to people. Aharon’s rod back before the Witness.” rod each. fathers’ houses. you put an end to their grumblings against manded. son of Aharon the fourteen thousand seven hundred. and brought 45 “Arise from amidst this congregation. and the esteem of HWHY appeared. door of the Tent of Meeting. and I shall rid Myself through Mosheh. and each man and lay incense on. lest they die. for there is one rod for the head of as a covering on the altar – each father’s house. 13 “Anyone who comes near the Dwelling . 9 And Mosheh brought out all the rods 46 So Mosheh said to Aharon. which they grumble against you. Aharon. 3 and write Aharon’s name on the rod of fire holders. and take from them a rod from each And let them become a sign to the children father’s house. And the rod tion assembled against Mosheh and against of Aharon was among their rods. so he did. besides priest. 40 a remembrance to the children of Yis. forth buds. and go. and ran into the midst of the Me. of the 44 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. congregation and make atonement for 10 And HWHY said to Mosheh. should come near to offer meet with you. 2 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl. the cloud covered it. and saw that the rod of Aharon. hurry to the took his rod. before HWHY. And the plague was stopped. we 48 and stood between the dead and the shall perish. saying. that they turned toward the Tent of 7 So Mosheh placed the rods before HWHY Meeting. And they fell on their faces. Mosheh. and all their leaders gave him a “You. had budded. “Take the from before HWHY to all the children of fire holder and put fire in it from the altar. “See.BEMIÊBAR 16 160 36 And 49 And those who died in the plague were HWHY spoke to Mosheh.” to their fathers’ houses.” be kept as a sign against the rebels. where I of Aharon. Write 39 And ElÈazar the priest took the bronze each one’s name on his rod. to the plague has begun. saying. And he laid on manded him. 4 “You shall then place them in the Tent ra’Ãl that no stranger who is not of the seed of Meeting before the Witness. Because they brought them 17 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. which those who were burned up had brought. And see. in the Tent of the Witness. saying. and not be like QoraÁ and his company – as HWHY had said to him whom I choose buds. when the congrega. “Bring them. house of LÃwi. for wrath has gone out from HWHY. 8 And it came to be on the next day that 43 And Mosheh and Aharon came before Mosheh went into the Tent of the Witness the Tent of Meeting. and they were beaten out LÃwi. and scatter the fire some distance away. so that 47 And Aharon took it as Mosheh com. we shall die. Yisra’Ãl. saying. to pick up the fire holders out of the those who died on account of QoraÁ. twelve rods. for the plague 38 “The fire holders of these men who had stopped. therefore they are set-apart. let them be made into beaten plates as a covering for the altar. twelve rods. you have killed the people of HWHY. 37 “Say to ElÈazar. and saw that the plague had 11 And Mosheh did as HWHY had com- begun among the people. and blossomed and bore ripe and let Me consume them in a moment. And they looked. for each leader according to their 42 And it came to be.” assembly. sinned against their own lives. 50 Then Aharon returned to Mosheh at the blaze. 5 “And it shall be that the rod of the man incense before HWHY. for they are set-apart. we shall all perish! living. of the grumblings of the children of 41 But all the congregation of the children Yisra’Ãl.

for you shall certainly ransom. five sheqels of silver. Everyone who is clean in your house 3 “And they shall guard your charge. which they bring to HWHY. but a stranger born of the unclean beast you ransom. 15 “Everyone opening a womb of all flesh.” to HWHY. and the first- all the service of the Tent. serve. “You and your sons and your father’s children of Yisra’Ãl. to have an inheritance in their land. of the new wine and the grain – their first- 2 “But bring with you your brothers of fruits which they give to HWHY – I have the tribe of LÃwi too. it is yours. and all the best your sons with you are to bear the crooked- ness against your priesthood. from the fire: all their offerings. and your sons and daughters with you. are serving. 16 “And ransom their ransomed ones does not come near you. and burn Meeting. guard your priesthood for all matters at the 18 “And their flesh is yours. all children of Yisra’Ãl. to do the service of the Tent of Sprinkle their blood on the altar. whether man or 4 “And they shall be joined with you and beast. 12 “All the best of the oil. I have given them 20 And HWHY said to Aharon. which the children of Yisra’Ãl present comes near is put to death. their fat as an offering made by fire for a 7 “But you and your sons with you are to sweet fragrance to HWHY. are yours. and eats it. is twenty gÃrahs. But the first-born of man guard the duty to the Tent of Meeting. and you shall breast and as the right thigh. are most set-apart for you tance in return for the service which they and your sons. given you do not ransom. 6 “And see. 21 “And see. Everyone who is house with you are to bear the crookedness against the set-apart place. I have given the children of ings and all their guilt offerings which they LÃwi all the tithes in Yisra’Ãl as an inheri- render to Me. but they do not come near the furnishings of the set-apart yours. according that there be no more wrath on the children to the sheqel of the set-apart place. which of Yisra’Ãl. or the first-born of a goat children of Yisra’Ãl – a gift to you. Shall we be consumed every male eats it. It Myself have also given you the charge of is a covenant of salt forever before HWHY My contributions. 13 “The first-fruits of all that is in their father to join you and serve you while you and your sons are with you before the Tent land. I have given you the priesthood as a 19 “All the contributions of the set-apart gift for service. their grain offerings and all their sin offer. I Myself have taken your 17 “But the first-born of a cow. lest they die. I have given them to you. which they bring to HWHY. of the Witness. is yours. but the stranger who gifts. place and the altar. by HWHY. 161 BEMIÊBAR 18 Place of HWHY dies. nor as a law forever. I have given to you and your sons 8 And HWHY spoke to Aharon. 14 “All that is dedicated in Yisra’Ãl is the duty of all the Tent. and you and clean in your house eats it. and to your sons. as the wave altar and behind the veil. both they and you. “You are not to you for the anointing. “And see. I and daughters with you as a law forever. they are set-apart.” the children of Yisra’Ãl. as a law forever. I am your 9 “This is yours of the most set-apart portion and your inheritance among the gifts. the service of the Tent of 10 “Eat it in the most set-apart place – Meeting. or the first- brothers the LÃwites from the midst of the born of a sheep. so valuation. according to your set-apart place and the duty of the altar. It is set-apart to you. . all the set-apart gifts of with you and your seed with you. the tribe of your given them to you. 11 “This also is yours: the contribution of – to die?” their gift. have any portion in their midst. 5 “And you shall guard the duty of the when one month old. with all the wave offerings of the 18 And HWHY said to Aharon.

which they present as a contribution to 5 ‘And the heifer shall be burned before HWHY. then on the seventh day he 32 and bear no sin because of it. lest no blemish and on which a yoke has never they bear sin and die. and sprinkle inheritance. then the rest the stranger who sojourns in their midst. and he shall bring it outside the bear their crookedness. on the third day. the set-apart part of them. and do not 13 ‘Anyone who touches the dead of a profane the set-apart gifts of the children human being. when you is not clean. but the from them as your inheritance. 23 because the LÃwites shall do the service 3 ‘And you shall give it to ElÈazar the of the Tent of Meeting. into the midst of the fire burning the heifer. ‘When you forever to the children of Yisra’Ãl and to have presented the best of it. it is for cleansing from HWHY to Aharon the priest. and does not cleanse him- of Yisra’Ãl. 8 ‘And he who is burning it washes his a tenth of the tithe. and shall place them 28 ‘Thus you also present a contribution outside the camp in a clean place. That is why I have said to and its blood. 9 ‘And a clean man shall gather up the floor and as filling from the winepress. Yisra’Ãl the tithes which I have given you and afterward come into the camp. of the winepress. lest you die. oned to you as grain from the threshing. 2 “This is a law of the Torah which HWHY Yisra’Ãl. And it shall be a law 30 “And you shall say to them. and is unclean until evening. in which there is more come near the Tent of Meeting. ‘Among the children of Yisra’Ãl they 6 ‘And the priest shall take cedar wood have no inheritance.BEMIÊBAR 18 162 22 “And let the children of Yisra’Ãl no red heifer. And unto HWHY from all your tithes which you they shall be kept for the congregation receive from the children of Yisra’Ãl. I have given to the LÃwites as an his eyes – he burns its hide. ashes of the heifer. 12 ‘He is to cleanse himself with the water 31 ‘And you shall eat it in any place. sin. 26 “Speak to the LÃwites and say to them. saying. 7 ‘The priest shall then wash his gar- ‘When you take from the children of ments.’ unclean until evening. shall be reckoned to the LÃwites as the 11 ‘He who touches the dead of any yield of the threshing-floor and as the yield human being is unclean for seven days. ‘Speak to the 14 ‘This is the Torah when a man dies in a children of Yisra’Ãl. some of its blood seven times toward the 24 but the tithes of the children of Yisra’Ãl. A law forever. for it is your reward is clean. And that being shall be cut off from 19 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh and to Aharon. have presented the best of it. and is of them. for the water for uncleanness was not sprinkled on him. and shall bathe his body in water. and on the seventh day he and your households. and shall slaughter it before him. in water. them. But if he does not cleanse himself for your service in the Tent of Meeting.’ ” and hyssop and scarlet. saying. and its dung. He is unclean. And of the children of Yisra’Ãl for the water you shall give from it the contribution to for uncleanness. and throw them 25 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. his uncleanness is still upon him. and its flesh. camp. come. you on the third day. shall present a contribution of it to HWHY. saying. throughout your generations: that among 4 ‘And ElÈazar the priest shall take some the children of Yisra’Ãl they are to have no of its blood with his finger. garments in water. front of the Tent of Meeting. a perfect one. that they bring you a tent: All who come into the tent and all . 29 ‘From all your gifts you present every 10 ‘And he who gathers the ashes of the contribution due to HWHY. has commanded. so they themselves priest. and shall bathe his body 27 ‘And your contribution shall be reck. then you priest is unclean until evening. inheritance. defiles the Dwelling Place of HWHY.’ ” self. from all the best heifer shall wash his garments.

“Hear now. 18 ‘And a clean man shall take hyssop and 7 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. because he 11 Then Mosheh lifted his hand and struck has defiled the set-apart place of HWHY – the rock twice with his rod. to bring us to this evil place? 16 ‘Anyone in the open field who touches – not a place of grain or figs or vines or someone slain by a sword or who has died. and running water faces. and QaÅÃsh to the sovereign of EÅom.” touches is unclean. touches it is unclean until evening. water came out. or a grave. 21 ‘And it shall be a law for them forever. ‘You know died there and was buried there. And beings who were there. 12 But HWHY spoke to Mosheh and to And the one who sprinkles the water for Aharon. you and your brother Aharon. all the congregation. uncleanness washes his garments. is unclean drink. and on all the vessels. to them. And he said 20 ‘But the man who is unclean and does to them. saying. and there is no water to or a bone of a man. came into the them. and brought us up out of Mitsrayim. and shall be 10 And Mosheh and Aharon assembled clean in the evening. And you a grave. 15 that our fathers went down to Mits- gation and they assembled against Mosheh rayim.” for seven days. 6 Then Mosheh and Aharon went from 17 ‘And for the unclean being they shall the presence of the assembly to the door of take some of the ashes of the heifer burnt the Tent of Meeting. and on the gation. he is unclean. And . all the hardship that has befallen us. of Mitsrayim. you rebels. 2 Now there was no water for the congre. and He when our brothers died before HWHY! heard our voice and sent the Messenger 4 “Why have you brought up the assem. and it shall give its water. And much water for uncleanness has not been sprin. “This is the people stayed in QaÅÃsh. that being shall be cut bring water for you out of this rock?” off from among the assembly. time. assembly into the land which I have given 22 ‘And whatever the unclean being them. and shall sprinkle it on 8 “Take the rod and assemble the congre- the tent. or the dead. shall bring water for them out of the rock 19 ‘And the clean one shall sprinkle the and give drink to the congregation and unclean on the third day and on the seventh their livestock. their livestock drank. or the slain. and He was set apart among 20 And the children of Yisra’Ãl. and spoke. and we dwelt in Mitsrayim a long and against Aharon. HWHY as He commanded him. and our livestock should die here? 15 and every open vessel which has no 5 “And why have you brought us up out cover fastened on it. “If only we had died 16 ‘And we cried out to HWHY. And the to set Me apart in the eyes of the children one who touches the water for uncleanness of Yisra’Ãl. And the esteem of HWHY appeared shall be put on them in a vessel. pomegranates. and shall wash his gar. shall we not cleanse himself. 163 BEMIÊBAR 20 who are in the tent are unclean for seven bly of HWHY into this wilderness. or on the one who you shall speak to the rock before their touched a bone. or eyes. ments and bathe in water. and they fell on their for cleansing from sin. And on the seventh day he shall 9 And Mosheh took the rod from before cleanse himself. And Miryam what your brother Yisra’Ãl said. dip it in the water. the assembly before the rock. “Because you did not believe Me. And the being who 13 These were the waters of MeriÄah. is unclean. saying. and the Mitsrites did evil to us and 3 And the people contended with Mosheh our fathers. that we days.’ ” because the children of Yisra’Ãl contended with HWHY. and the congregation and kled on him.” day. 14 And Mosheh sent messengers from Wilderness of Tsin in the first month. therefore you do not bring this is unclean until evening.

11 And they departed from OÄoth and 28 And Mosheh stripped Aharon of his camped at Iyà Ha-AÄarim. and Aharon in Mount Hor near the border of the land of EÅom. and against Mosheh. 27 And Mosheh did as HWHY commanded. We shall not turn aside. And it came to be. all the bread. and our being loathes this light 22 And the children of Yisra’Ãl. who dwelt in the 17 ‘Please let us pass over. And EÅom came out against them with 5 And the people spoke against Elohim many men and with a strong hand. until said. lest I come out against you with the sword. we are in QaÅÃsh. 4 And they departed from Mount Hor by then I shall pay for it. fiery serpent. And Mosheh and ElÈazar came 12 From there they set out and camped at down from the mountain. he looks at it. and set it on a pole. Yisra’Ãl and took some of them captive. and 26 and strip Aharon of his garments and put it on a pole. departed from QaÅÃsh and came 6 And HWHY sent fiery serpents among the to Mount Hor. if a put them on ElÈazar his son. and he fought against or vineyards. toward sun- And Aharon died there on the top of the rise. in the wilder- garments and put them on ElÈazar his son. We shall not pass over through fields the way to Atharim. 29 And when all the congregation saw that 13 From there they set out and camped on Aharon was dead. people. nor drink water from wells.” the land of EÅom. because Mosheh prayed on behalf of the people. to go around over on foot. “Why have you 21 So when EÅom refused to let Yisra’Ãl brought us up out of Mitsrayim to die in pass over through his border. But the being of the 20 But he said. against HWHY and against you. when bring them up to Mount Hor. eyes of all the congregation. for Aharon is serpent had bitten anyone. mountain. “If You deliver this people into my we have passed over your border. Pray to HWHY for he is not to enter the land which I have to take away the serpents from us.’ ” hand indeed.BEMIÊBAR 20 164 see. through your South. “Make a you rebelled against My mouth at the water of MeriÄah.” So given to the children of Yisra’Ãl. Let me only pass the Way of the Sea of Reeds. 2 Then Yisra’Ãl made a vow to HWHY.” at the bronze serpent. the KenaÈanite. then I shall put their cities 18 But EÅom said to him. 7 Then the people came to Mosheh. right or left. 10 And the children of Yisra’Ãl set out and and they went up to Mount Hor before the camped in OÄoth. thirty days. “You do not pass over. or my livestock drink any of your water.” people grew impatient because of the way. “We shall go by the highway. a city on the edge of your border. and we shall go along the sovereign’s highway.” Yisra’Ãl and gave up the KenaÈanites. ness which is east of Mo’aÄ. which is in the wept for Aharon. all the house of Yisra’Ãl the other side of the Arnon.” 9 So Mosheh made a bronze serpent. heard that Yisra’Ãl was coming on land.” 3 And HWHY listened to the voice of pass over through me. he lived.” company. and if I Àormah. shall live. Yisra’Ãl the wilderness? For there is no food and no turned away from him. So the name of that place was called him. the wadi ZereÅ. water. and 19 And the children of Yisra’Ãl said to they put them and their cities under the ban. said. and shall be that everyone who is bitten. And it 25 “Take Aharon and ElÈazar his son. when he looked to be gathered to his people and die there. 21 And the sovereign of AraÅ. And many 23 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh and to of the people of Yisra’Ãl died. “You do not under the ban. without a word. for we have spoken 24 “Aharon is to be gathered to his people. saying. 8 And HWHY said to Mosheh. wilderness that extends from the border of . and they bit the people. “We have sinned.

as an ox licks up the sovereign of the Amorites. from And they took its villages and drove out NaÁali’Ãl to Bamoth. Amorites – in Àeshbon and in all its 4 And Mo’aÄ said to the elders of villages. 5 and he sent messengers to BilÈam son . shall do to him as you did to SiÁon sover- we shall not drink water from wells. to land. the flame from the city of SiÁon. It consumed wadi Arnon. “Do not fear sovereign of the Amorites. So SiÁon gathered him. which is his sons as fugitives. and he came to Yahats and fought against Yisra’Ãl. 165 BEMIÊBAR 22 the Amorites. which the MÃyÅeÄa. for the border 3 And Mo’aÄ was exceedingly afraid of of the children of Ammon was strong. and let Me give them Amorites. “Now this company is licking up 26 for Àeshbon was the city of SiÁon the all that is around us. for I have given him into your hand. And OÍ sovereign of Bashan went Pisgah which looks down on the waste. 32 And Mosheh sent to spy out YaÈzÃr. MiÅyan. out against them. captivity.” 35 And they smote him. “Come to Àeshbon. “WahÃÄ in Suphah. 19 from Mattanah to NaÁali’Ãl. who had fought grass of the field. 22 And the children of Yisra’Ãl set out and camped in the desert plains of 24 And Yisra’Ãl smote him with the edge Mo’aÄ beyond the YardÃn of YeriÁo.” 30 “Then we shot them – Àeshbon has 17 Yisra’Ãl then sang this song: “Spring perished as far as DiÄon. as far Yisra’Ãl had done to the Amorites. between Mo’aÄ and the proverbs say. and Mo’aÄ was in dread because of the Yisra’Ãl dwelt in all the cities of the children of Yisra’Ãl. the masters of the heights of 15 and the slope of the wadi that turns the Arnon. and 23 But SiÁon would not allow Yisra’Ãl to all his people. battle at EÅreÈi. but go eign of the Amorites. and took possession of his 2 And Balaq son of Tsippor saw all that land from the Arnon to the Yabboq. And you shall not turn off into fields or vineyards. 14 Therefore it is said in the Book of the 28 “For fire went out from Àeshbon. O well! Sing to it. and 25 And Yisra’Ãl took all these cities. the people because they were many. to SiÁon the sovereign of the “Gather the people. until no remnant was left to pass through his border.” nobles of the people dug with their staves. And they took possession of his land. Mo’aÄ! You have per- border of Mo’aÄ. a Battles of HWHY. and his daughters into the well where HWHY said to Mosheh. And we laid up.” ished. the wilderness on to Mattanah. water. saying.” Now Balaq son of against the former sovereign of Mo’aÄ. and his sons. all his people together and went out against Yisra’Ãl in the wilderness. city of SiÁon be built and established. 31 So Yisra’Ãl dwelt in the land of the by the word of the Law-giver. aside to the dwelling of Ar. Ar of Mo’aÄ.” passed over your border. We with all his people and his land. as the children of Ammon. which reaches to 18 a well the leaders sank. he and all his people. 20 and from Bamoth. let the Amorites. to the top of Bashan. 21 And Yisra’Ãl sent messengers to SiÁon 34 And HWHY said to Mosheh. him. O people of Kemosh! He has given 16 And from there on to Be’Ãr. the Amorites who were there. waste as far as NophaÁ. and lies on the 29 “Woe to you.” Then from Amorites. as the Arnon. who dwelt at Àesh- by the sovereign’s highway until we have bon. in the valley that is 33 and turned and went up by the way to in the country of Mo’aÄ. and Tsippor was sovereign of the Mo’aÄites at had taken all his land from his hand as far that time. of the sword. for the Arnon is the border 27 That is why those who speak in of Mo’aÄ. 22 “Let me pass through your land.

You do not curse the people. please come at once. 29 And BilÈam said to the donkey. she pushed herself with them. for I know that word which I speak to you that you do. Therefore please there were a sword in my hand. 28 Then HWHY opened the mouth of the 16 And they came to BilÈam and said to donkey.’ ” have killed you by now!” 18 And BilÈam answered and said to the 30 And the donkey said to BilÈam. I wish ever you say to me. See. right or to go with you.” against the wall. 15 Then Balaq again sent heads.’ ” 25 And when the donkey saw the 12 And Elohim said to BilÈam. “Do not go Messenger of HWHY. a people has come HWHY my Elohim. saying. and he 21 And BilÈam rose in the morning and whom you curse is cursed. “If the men come to call for me. and the donkey turned 10 And BilÈam said to Elohim. back onto the way.” left. Come now. and let me find out what more next to me! HWHY says to me.” saddled his donkey. and what. “What him. “This is what Balaq son of Tsippor have I done to you. 11 ‘See. rise and go with them. I am unable to go beyond the word of call him. and the Messenger of spoke the words of Balaq to him. and I shall bring back word to you. for HWHY has refused to allow me there was no way to turn aside.” he whom you bless is blessed. sovereign of Mo’aÄ. to gold. for I would come. as on his donkey. And he was riding here. 17 for I esteem you very greatly. has sent to field. please. that you have beaten said: ‘Do not be withheld from coming to me these three times?” me. I do. HWHY stationed Himself in the way as an 8 And he said to them. she lay down under with us. So BilÈam’s displeasure burned. “Balaq. So BilÈam beat the donkey to turn her me. saying. a people has come out of Mits. you also stay here the surface of the land. more and he beat the donkey with his staff. and they came to BilÈam and because he went. 23 And the donkey saw the Messenger of 9 And Elohim came to BilÈam and said. and are settling tonight. “Because you have mocked me. so he beat her again. 14 And the heads of Mo’aÄ arose and went 27 And when the donkey saw the to Balaq. “Go back to further. they have covered 19 “And now. numerous and more esteemed than they. son aside out of the way and went into the of Tsippor. stayed with BilÈam. curse this people for me. “Though Balaq were to I not your donkey on which you have . “See. curse 20 And Elohim came to BilÈam at night this people for me. narrow passage between the vineyards. “BilÈam refuses to come Messenger of HWHY. and she said to BilÈam. HWHY standing in the way with His drawn “Who are these men with you?” sword in His hand.” 6 “And now. It might be that I smite them and you. It might be with a wall on this side and a wall on that that I am able to fight against them and side. and said. of MiÅyan left with the fees for divination 22 But the displeasure of Elohim burned in their hand. “Am servants of Balaq. 24 Then the Messenger of HWHY stood in a rayim and cover the surface of the land. and his two servants were HWHY speaks to me. to do less or more. for against the wall and crushed BilÈam’s foot they are blessed. and stood in a narrow place where your land. drive them out. 13 And BilÈam rose in the morning and 26 And the Messenger of HWHY went said to the heads of Balaq. for they are too strong and said to him.BEMIÊBAR 22 166 of BeÈor at Pethor.” BilÈam. but only the drive them out of the land. curse them for me. and went with the 7 And the elders of Mo’aÄ and the elders heads of Mo’aÄ. “Spend the night adversary against him.” So the heads of Mo’aÄ with him. from Mitsrayim. please. which is near the River give me his house filled with silver and in the land of the sons of his people.

and and Balaq and BilÈam offered a bull and a he saw the Messenger of HWHY standing in ram on each altar. And now. and let me go on. did you not come to me? Am I not able to and the number of one-fourth of Yisra’Ãl? esteem you?” Let me die the death of the upright.” 6 And he returned to him and saw him 34 And BilÈam said to the Messenger of standing by his burnt offering. 7 And he took up his proverb and said. that I speak. “I have prepared the seven before Me. am I at all able to say 11 And Balaq said to BilÈam. and they blessing!” came to Qiryath Àutsoth. and from the hills I observe him.” 2 And Balaq did as BilÈam had spoken. and from there he not all of them. and let 38 And BilÈam said to Balaq. I have my end be like his!” come to you! Now. 32 And the Messenger of HWHY said to him. calling for you? Why 10 “Who shall count the dust of YaÈaqoÄ. I have come out to stand 4 And Elohim came to BilÈam.” come. 13 And Balaq said to him. might be that HWHY does come to meet me. “Go with the men.” And he went to a bare height. not reckon- 37 And Balaq said to BilÈam. and I have offered on each altar a 33 “And the donkey saw Me and turned bull and a ram. “See. you have kept on 39 And BilÈam went with Balaq. and would have killed you by now. It face. if evil is in Your eyes. for I did not know the heads of Mo’aÄ.” And he said. “Did I not ing itself among the nations.” “Balaq the sovereign of Mo’aÄ has brought 35 And the Messenger of HWHY said to me from Aram. “Build seven altars for me here. let me turn back. border. three times? See. a people dwelling alone. and he against you. “No. You only see the extremity but the high places of BaÈal.” live. but only the east.” my enemies. and he sent some to BilÈam and to my mouth?” the heads who were with him. and look. from the mountains of the BilÈam. I certainly BilÈam. and said. and whatever He shows me I shall declare “Why have you beaten your donkey these to you. the way with His drawn sword in His hand. “I have sinned. 12 And he answered and said. and offered a bull and a ram . altars. that you speak. and built seven altars. urgently send to you. he went out to meet him at the city has not raged? of Mo’aÄ. 167 BEMIÊBAR 23 ridden. which is on the border at the 9 “For from the top of the rocks I see Arnon. because your way is reckless said to Him. “Stand by And he bowed his head and fell on his your burnt offering. You stood in the way against me. “Should I 40 And Balaq slaughtered cattle and not take heed to speak what HWHY has put in sheep. Look. curse YaÈaqoÄ for me. and let her this is what you say. 8 “How do I curse whom Âl has not 36 And when Balaq heard that BilÈam was cursed? And how do I rage at whom HWHY coming. which was in the extremity of the him.” aside from Me these three times. rage at Yisra’Ãl!’ BilÈam then went with the heads of Balaq. ever since I became yours. and pre- Tsophim. and word that I speak to you.” 14 And he took him to the field of 23 And BilÈam said to Balaq. to this pare seven bulls and seven rams for me day? Was I ever known to do so to you?” here. If she had 5 And HWHY put a word in the mouth of not turned aside from Me. ‘Come. 3 BilÈam then said to Balaq. that with me to another place from where you Balaq took BilÈam and brought him up to see them. “Please come 41 And it came to be the next day. to the top of Pisgah. “What have somewhat? The word that Elohim puts in you done to me? I took you to curse my mouth. he and all HWHY. “Return to Balaq. there. 31 Then HWHY opened BilÈam’s eyes. Curse them for me from saw the extremity of the camp.

tribes. it lies not down him? Blessed is he who blesses you. Yisra’Ãl. to bless. It would greatly esteem you. nor bless them at all!” together.” you curse them for me from there. 22 “Âl who brought them out of Mitsra. and hear! Listen to me. “Did I not 28 And Balaq took BilÈam to the top of also speak to your messengers whom you PeÈor. nor is there any divination against breaks their bones. is for them like the horns of a wild ox. 7 “He makes water flow from his buck- YaÈaqoÄ. these three ‘All that HWHY speaks. 29 And BilÈam said to Balaq.” blood of the slain. And the Spirit of Elohim came upon ing by his burnt offering. the saying of the man whose eyes are “Rise up. he your burnt offering while I meet over did not go as at other times. and his seed is in many waters. What HWHY offered a bull and a ram on each altar. and until it devours the prey. I have received. nor has He seen trouble in Yisra’Ãl. reign is exalted. and put a wilderness. nor a son of of Âl. son of BeÈor. and 18 And he took up his proverb and said. gardens by a river. he devours nations. or spoken. like aloes planted by 21 “He has not looked upon wickedness in HWHY. and lion. 4 the saying of him who hears the words son of Tsippor! 19 “Âl is not a man. “Build seven 13 ‘If Balaq should give me his house alters for me here. and ets. and said. “Do not against BilÈam. that I speak’? . to do either 30 And Balaq did as BilÈam had said. O YaÈaqoÄ. I am unable to and seven rams for me here. not do it. “What did HWHY say?” “The saying of BilÈam. saying. and would not con- firm it? your dwellings. to repent! Has He said.” 10 Then the displeasure of Balaq burned 25 And Balaq said to BilÈam. 8 “Âl who brought him out of Mitsrayim yim. HWHY his Elohim is with him. 15 And he said to Balaq. but he set his face toward the 16 And HWHY came to BilÈam. see. to seek to use there. ‘What has Âl done!’ 9 “He bowed down. 2 And BilÈam lifted up his eyes and saw word in his mouth. speaks. with eyes opened wide: 5 “How good are your tents. Balaq.” sorcery. HWHY might be right in the eyes of Elohim that has kept you back from esteem. And. “Stand here by 24 And when BilÈam saw that it pleased HWHY to bless Yisra’Ãl. Mo’aÄ with him. and say this. His sovereign is higher than AÍaÍ. saying. and he YaÈaqoÄ. Now it is said to YaÈaqoÄ and to smites.” Yisra’Ãl encamped according to their 17 So he went to him and saw him stand. to lie. opened. and prepare seven bulls filled with silver and gold. let me take you to another place. like cedars beside waters. and his the shout of a Sovereign is in him. 3 And he took up his proverb and said. “I 26 And BilÈam answered and said to summoned you to curse my enemies. “Have I not spoken to you. I said I come. his enemies. and I do not reverse it. that overlooks the wasteland. and good or evil of my own heart. 23 “For there is no sorcery against is for them like the horns of a wild ox. O Yisra’Ãl! 6 “Like wadis that stretch out. and the heads of him. who would rouse lifts itself up like a lion. Balaq then said to BilÈam. like a lion.BEMIÊBAR 23 168 on each altar. man. a people rises like a lioness. “Please 11 “And now flee to your place. sent to me. and would He who falls down. he lay down like a 24 “Look. like 20 “See.” 12 And BilÈam said to Balaq. and Balaq. you have kept on blessing. And Balaq asked him. and he struck his hands curse them at all. that I do’?” times! 27 And Balaq said to BilÈam. And He has blessed. and with his arrows he Yisra’Ãl. and drinks the cursed is he who curses you. “Go back to Balaq. who sees the vision of the Almighty.” go beyond the word of HWHY. and see.

who does live when Âl does this? the children of Yisra’Ãl. but not near. does Asshur keep you captive?” 11 “PineÁas. Come. and shall destroy all the sons of gregation of the children of Yisra’Ãl. who sees the vision of the 5 And Mosheh said to the judges of Almighty. saying. dren of Yisra’Ãl. and Meeting. SÃÈir shall be a possession – enemies – and 7 And when PineÁas. and he among the children of Yisra’Ãl came to a took up his proverb and said. e but not now. son of BeÈor. A Star shall come out of came and brought to his brothers a YaÈaqoÄ. I observe 6 And see. so that the 16 the saying of him who hears the words burning displeasure of HWHY turns away of Âl. and so shall AmalÃq. son of Aharon 23 And he took up his proverb and said. and shall smite the corners of Mosheh and before the eyes of all the con- Mo’aÄ. with eyes Yisra’Ãl. and your nest is set in the 9 And those who died in the plague were rock. and a Sceptre shall rise out of MiÅyanite woman before the eyes of Yisra’Ãl.” woman through her belly. And Balaq also went his way.” spear in his hand. but his latter end is to through. people is going to do to your people in the 3 Thus Yisra’Ãl was joined to BaÈal PeÈor. has turned back My wrath from “Oh. the man of Yisra’Ãl. “AmalÃq was first into the tent and thrust both of them among the nations. “Firm is your stop.” Most High. so Kittim. Thus the plague 21 He then looked on the QÃynites. son of ElÈazar. because he was 24 And ships shall come from the coast of ardent with My ardour in their midst. Till when 10 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. “Each one of you slay his men opened wide: who were joined to BaÈal PeÈor. and they shall afflict Asshur and that I did not consume the children of afflict ÂÄer. ‘See. also 2 KÃpha 2:15)! . 22 but Qayin is to be burned. the prophet upon whom the Spirit of Elohim came. of Aharon the priest. and the people began to whore with the priesthood. and 4 And HWHY said to Mosheh. were weeping at the door of the Tent of 18 “And EÅom shall be a possession. let me advise you what this ones. who was killed with the e One of the most vivid prophecies of the Messiah to come! Yet this same BilÈam. latter days. son of ElÈazar. and knows the knowledge of the from Yisra’Ãl. before the sun. to his place. and he Yisra’Ãl in My ardour. I am giving him 25 And BilÈam arose and left. and he took 8 and he went after the man of Yisra’Ãl up his proverb and said. the priest. also perishes. because he was ardent for his Elohim. saw it. twenty-four thousand. before HWHY.’ ” 2 and they invited the people to the 14 And the name of the Yisra’Ãlite who slaughterings of their mighty ones.” 17 “I see Him. one of the children of Yisra’Ãl Him. 13 and it shall be to him and to his seed after him a covenant of an everlasting 25 And Yisra’Ãl dwelt in Shittim.” 12 “Therefore say. Yisra’Ãl. and made atonement for the chil- daughters of Mo’aÄ. he rose up 19 “And out of YaÈaqoÄ One shall rule and from among the congregation and took a destroy the remnant from Ar. and the perish forever. later on went astray and led Yisra’Ãl into sin (31:16 and 25:3. see. 20 He then looked on AmalÃq. I am going to my people ate and bowed down to their mighty people. dwelling place. “The saying of BilÈam. son Yisra’Ãl is doing mightily. who falls down.” and the displeasure of HWHY burned against 15 And he took up his proverb and said. and returned My covenant of peace. “Take all the the saying of the man whose eyes are leaders of the people and hang them up opened. 169 BEMIÊBAR 25 14 “And now. and the was killed. who ShÃth.

of Pallu. of gregation. as HWHY command. the clan of the Àaggites. because of PeÈor. es. the clan of the AroÅites. and four thousand three hundred. the clan of the ZarÁites. QoraÁ. of who was killed in the day of the plague Àaggi. This Dathan and 26 Sons of ZeÄulun according to their AÄiram. the clan of the Tolaites. by their fathers’ hous. of Âri. of YaÁle’Ãl. that HWHY spoke to Mosheh and the clan of the Ârites. 2 “Take a census of all the congregation 18 These are the clans of the sons of GaÅ of the children of Yisra’Ãl from twenty according to their registered ones: forty years old and above. when that company died. son of Aharon the priest. thousand five hundred. 3 So Mosheh and ElÈazar the priest spoke 20 And sons of YehuÅah according to their with them in the desert plains of Mo’aÄ by clans: of ShÃlah. ShimÈonites. the clan of the ing to their registered ones: seventy-six Àano¿ites. and against Aharon in the company of the clan of the YaÁle’Ãlites. were the called ones of the con. the YardÃn of YeriÁo. clans: of SereÅ. 26 And it came to be. the clan of the Sardites. Tsephon. of Ya¿in. Dathan. clans: of Tola. thousand seven hundred and thirty. 23 Sons of Yissas¿ar according to their 6 of Àetsron. of PeÈor and in the matter of Kozbi. 5 Re’uÄÃn. ZeraÁ. 17 of AroÅ. 25 These are the clans of Yissas¿ar 8 And the son of Pallu: EliyaÄ.BEMIÊBAR 25 170 MiÅyanite woman. Palluites. of of Karmi. sons of 22 These are the clans of YehuÅah accord- Re’uÄÃn: of Àano¿. 21 And sons of Perets: of Àetsron. the clan of the Shimronites. the clan of the Karmites. the clan of the ZarÁites. the 15 Sons of GaÅ according to their clans: of daughter of a leader of MiÅyan. ArÃli. saying. when the fire 28 Sons of YosÃph according to their . first-born of Yisra’Ãl. the clan ed Mosheh and the children of Yisra’Ãl of the Àetsronites. the clan of the ShÃlanites. the clan of the Oznites. who contended against Mosheh Âlon. when they contended against HWHY. 27 These are the clans of the ZeÄulunites 10 and the earth opened its mouth and according to their registered ones: sixty swallowed them up together with QoraÁ thousand five hundred. of Àamul. 18 for they distressed you with their tricks 14 These are the clans of the ShimÈonites: with which they deceived you in the matter twenty-two thousand two hundred. 11 but the sons of QoraÁ did not die. the clan of who came out of the land of Mitsrayim. of 4 “Take a census of the people from twen. of Yamin. ty years old and above. of shall smite them. the clan of the ArÃlites. And a leader of a father’s house among the they became a sign.” and Onan died in the land of KenaÈan. He was head of the people of a Nemu’Ãlites. according to their registered ones: sixty- 9 And the sons of EliyaÄ: Nemu’Ãl. 15 And the name of the MiÅyanite woman 12 Sons of ShimÈon according to their who was killed was Kozbi the daughter of clans: of Nemu’Ãl. and AÄiram. Yaminites. the clan of the Punites. saying. of ElÈazar. 24 of YashuÄ. the clan of the Partsites. the clan of the 16 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. was Zimri. And Âr Yisra’Ãl. the clan of the Âlonites. 16 of Ozni. 7 These are the clans of the Re’uÄÃnites. after the plague.” the clan of the Shunites. Ya¿inites. and their registered ones were forty-three of Shimron. the clan of the YashuÄites. the clan of the Àetsronites. the clan of the Tsephonites.” the Àamulites. consumed two hundred and fifty men. 17 “Distress the MiÅyanites! And you 13 of ZeraÁ. the clan of the Tsur. saying. everyone going out to the army in 19 Sons of YehuÅah: Âr and Onan. the clan of the Sha’ulites. Sha’ul. of Shuni. son of Salu. their sister. the clan of the thousand five hundred. the clan of the father’s house in MiÅyan. of Perets. Puwwah.

32 of ShemiÅa. was SeraÁ. 34 These are the clans of Menashsheh. 31 of Asri’Ãl. the clan of the NoÈah. the clan of 56 “According to the lot their inheritance the Àuphamites. Each shall be given 38 Sons of Binyamin according to their its inheritance according to their registered clans: of Bela. of TaÁan. but daughters. the clan of the Qehathites. of Àupham. the clan of Yimna. BeriÈah. the clan of the GilÈaÅites. 42 These are sons of Dan according to 58 These are the clans of the LÃwites: the their clans: of ShuÁam. the clan of the MaÁlites. the clan of the AshbÃlites. ram. Âran. by Menashsheh and Ephrayim: 44 Sons of AshÃr according to their clans: 29 Sons of Menashsheh: of Ma¿ir. of 46 And the name of the daughter of AshÃr She¿em. of Be¿er. 50 These are the clans of Naphtali accord- 35 These are the sons of Ephrayim accord. These are the clans of Dan ÀeÄronites. Merari. four thousand four hundred. 33 And TselophÁaÅ son of ÀÃpher had no 48 Sons of Naphtali according to their sons. of to their clans. the clan of the according to their registered ones: fifty- ÀÃpherites. the clan of the AÁiramites. of ÀÃpher. 54 “To the large one you give a larger These are the sons of YosÃph according to inheritance. the ShuthalÁites. and 49 of YÃtser. and YaÁtse’Ãlites. And the names of the clans: of YaÁtse’Ãl. they AÁiram. of of the Ma¿irites. the clan the ÀÃleqites. the clan of the NaÈamites. the according to their clans. of their registered ones: fifty-two thousand ShillÃm. 59 And the name of Amram’s wife was . QorÁites. Shephuphamites. the clan of the She¿emites. Milkah. ing to their clans. of GilÈaÅ. the clan of the 47 These are the clans of the sons of AshÃr ShemiÅaites. 53 “The land is to be divided to these as an 37 These are the clans of the sons of inheritance. And Ma¿ir brought forth Yishwi. thousand seven hundred and thirty. the clan of the YÃtserites. and to the small one you give their clans. 30 These are sons of GilÈaÅ: of Iyezer. the clan of the Ardites. of ÀÃleq. the clan of the BeriÈites. and the clan of the 43 All the clans of the ShuÁamites. three thousand four hundred. the clan of the Âranites. is divided between the larger and the 40 And sons of Bela were Ard and smaller. 57 And these are the registered ones of the of NaÈaman. the clan of the daughters of TselophÁaÅ: MaÁlah. LÃwites according to their clans: of 41 These are sons of Binyamin according GÃreshon. of Guni. and Tirtsah. And Qehath brought forth Am- according to their registered ones: sixty. Gunites. a smaller inheritance. according to the number of Ephrayim according to their registered names. inherit according to the names of the tribes 39 of Shephupham. the clan of the children of Yisra’Ãl: six hundred and one TaÁanites. the clan of the 51 These are the registered ones of the Ba¿rites. the clan of the ShuÁamites. of the Malki’Ãlites. of forty-five thousand six hundred. seven hundred. of 55 “But the land is divided by lot. the 45 Of the sons of BeriÈah: of ÀeÄer. the clan of the ShillÃmites. the clan of the Merarites. clan of the Mushites. 171 BEMIÊBAR 26 clans. AshbÃl. ÀoÍlah. the clan of the Asri’Ãlites. the clan of the Iyezerites. 36 And these are sons of ShuthelaÁ: of 52 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. the clan of the Yimnahites. of GilÈaÅ. the clan of the Yishwites. and their registered ones: ing to their clans: of ShuthelaÁ. the clan of forty-five thousand four hundred. and their registered ones: Qehath. of ones.” NaÈaman: of Ard. the clan of the clan of the LiÄnites. the clan of the of their fathers. of Malki’Ãl. saying. the clan of clan of the ÀeÄerites. the clan of the Belaites. ones: thirty-two thousand five hundred. the clan of the GÃreshonites.

then you tered among the other children of Yisra’Ãl. 61 And NaÅaÄ and AÄihu died when they then you shall cause his inheritance to pass brought strange fire before HWHY. those registered by Mosheh and Aharon 12 And HWHY said to Mosheh. daughters: MaÁlah.” were met together against HWHY. And these were the names of his 15 And Mosheh spoke to HWHY. 65 For HWHY had said of them. so that the congregation 3 “Our father died in the wilderness. and gation. shall give his inheritance to his father’s because there was no inheritance given to brothers. NoÈah. I have given to the children of Yisra’Ãl. And to Amram them a possession of inheritance among she bore Aharon and Mosheh and their their father’s brothers. 16 “Let HWHY. 5 Mosheh then brought their case before 20 and shall put some of your esteem upon HWHY. then 63 These are the ones registered by you shall give his inheritance to the nearest Mosheh and ElÈazar the priest. saying. itance of their father to pass to them. 11 ‘And if his father has no brothers. him.” give him charge before their eyes. and Tirtsah. saying. who regis. children of Yisra’Ãl obey him. to set Me apart at the waters before their eyes. yet of HWHY be not like sheep without a he was not in the company of those who shepherd. to his daughter. 18 And HWHY said to Mosheh. ElÈazar and Ithamar. then you three thousand. 14 because you rebelled against My mouth in the Wilderness of Tsin.BEMIÊBAR 26 172 Yo¿eÄeÅ the daughter of LÃwi. old and above. ‘When a man dies and has no son. except KalÃÄ son of your brother was gathered. son of Ma¿ir. and ÀoÍlah. of all flesh. 9 ‘And if he has no daughter. and see the land which Yisra’Ãl in the Wilderness of Sinai. whom is the Spirit. at QaÅÃsh in the from the clans of Menashsheh. Yisra’Ãl a law of right-ruling. and Yehoshua son of Nun. son of the congregation. “Take ny with QoraÁ. 7 “The daughters of TselophÁaÅ speak 21 “And he is to stand before ElÈazar the . 60 And to Aharon were born NaÅaÄ and 8 “And speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl. Yephunneh. YosÃph. saying. son of Wilderness of Tsin. appoint a man over the congre- 2 And they stood before Mosheh. as HWHY com- 64 But among these there was not a man of manded Mosheh. You should certainly give born to LÃwi in Mitsrayim. For they were not regis. a man in And he had no sons. And you shall lay your 4 “Why should the name of our father be hand on him. brings them in. son of Menashsheh. and cause the inher- sister Miryam. before ElÈazar the priest.” These were the GilÈaÅ. son of ÀÃpher. them among the children of Yisra’Ãl. AÄihu. in the strife of 27 Then came the daughters of TselophÁaÅ. and the brothers of our father. saying. and he shall possess tered the sons of Yisra’Ãl in the desert it. who leads them out and doorway of the Tent of Meeting. 62 And their registered ones were twenty. relative in his clan. so that all the congregation of the 6 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. the Elohim of the spirits and Milkah. and before the 17 who goes out before them and comes in leaders and all the congregation. but he died in his own sin. waters of MeriÄah. 10 ‘And if he has no brothers. every male from a month shall give his inheritance to his brothers. you also certainly die in the wilderness. by the before them.’ ” And it shall be to the children of plains of Mo’aÄ by the YardÃn of YeriÁo. “They shall 13 “And when you have seen it.” And not a shall be gathered to your people as Aharon man was left of them. who was what is right. in compa. “Go up into the priest when they registered the sons of this Mount AÄarim. Yehoshua son of Nun with you. removed from among his clan because he 19 and shall set him before ElÈazar the had no son? Give us a possession among priest and before all the congregation.

16 ‘And in the first month. with its drink offering. you do no servile work. 24 ‘According to these you are to prepare 9 ‘And on the Sabbath day two lambs a the food of the offering made by fire daily year old. for each word they go out. and two-tenths for a ram. at their appointed time. 26 ‘And on the day of the first-fruits. perfect bread is eaten. mixed with oil. 22 and one goat as a sin offering. 27 ‘And you shall bring near a burnt offer- . fine flour offered at Mount Sinai for a sweet fra. ing. At his a grain offering. 10 the burnt offering for every Sabbath. as a grain offering for each ElÈazar the priest and before all the congre. and seven apart gathering. one-fourth of a 21 ‘Prepare one-tenth of an Ãphah for each hin for each lamb. between the evenings. 15 and one male goat as a sin offering to HWHY is prepared. HWHY. a al burnt offering. As the morning 23 ‘Prepare these besides the burnt offer- grain offering and its drink offering. ‘This is the 17 and on the fifteenth day of this month is offering made by fire which you bring to a festival. ram. grance. you have a set- two young bulls and one ram. Prepare three-tenths of an grance. 7 and its drink offering. 22 And Mosheh did as HWHY commanded 13 and one-tenth of an Ãphah of fine flour. two-tenths of an Ãphah of fine flour come in. an offering made by fire to HWHY. besides the continual Yisra’Ãl. to make 8 ‘And the other lamb you prepare atonement for you. an offering made by fire to HWHY. ing. you do no servile work. This is the burnt offering for each month 28 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. 23 and laid his hands on him and commis. It is prepared besides the continual mixed with oil. perfect ones they are for of a hin of pressed oil. and took Yehoshua and set him before mixed with oil. Ãphah for a bull.” one ram. 3 “And you shall say to them. perfect ones. and one-third of a hin for a hand of Mosheh. burnt offering and its drink offering. and the other lamb you prepare 19 ‘And you shall bring near an offering between the evenings. both he and all the children of as a grain offering. you. mixed with oil. as a burnt offering of sweet fra- gation. 14 ‘And their drink offering is half a hin of sioned him. lamb. all the congregation. HWHY as an offering in the set-apart place. and two-tenths of an for seven days. you do no servile work. is the Passover of HWHY. and seven as a grain offering mixed with one-fourth lambs a year old. as HWHY commanded by the wine for a bull. ‘Take heed to bring My offering.’ teenth day. perfect ones. which is for a continu- prepare it as an offering made by fire. as a sweet fragrance to Ãphah of fine flour as a grain offering. sweet fragrance to HWHY. who shall inquire before HWHY for him by the right-ruling of the Urim. for the Yisra’Ãl with him. 2 “Command the children of throughout the months of the year. him. 6 a continual burnt offering which was 20 and their grain offering. ones. its drink offering. lambs a year old. 18 ‘On the first day is a set-apart gather- 4 ‘The one lamb you prepare in the morn. 25 ‘And on the seventh day you have a set- besides the continual burnt offering with apart gathering. daily. and you shall say to them. For seven days unleavened HWHY: two male lambs a year old. saying. My food for My burnt offering and its drink offering. and one-fourth of a hin for a lamb. Pour out the drink to of the seven lambs. when 11 ‘And on the beginnings of your months you bring a new grain offering to HWHY at you bring near a burnt offering to HWHY: your Festival of Weeks. mixed with oil. you ing of the morning. made by fire as a burnt offering to HWHY: 5 with one-tenth of an Ãphah of fine flour two young bulls and one ram. on the four- offerings made by fire as a sweet fragrance to Me. 173 BEMIÊBAR 28 12 three-tenths of an Ãphah of fine flour as priest. a continual burnt offering. and at his word they bull.

you do no ing. rams. one ram. two-tenths for the one ram. you have a 15 and one-tenth for each of the fourteen lambs. fourteen lambs a year old. according to mixed with oil. two you. 10 one-tenth for each of the seven lambs. by their number. an offer. 29 one-tenth for each of the seven lambs. 29 ‘And in the seventh month. three-tenths of an Ãphah the right-ruling. as a sweet fragrance. two 6 besides the burnt offering with its grain rams. 25 and one male goat as a sin offering. its grain offer- you shall afflict your beings. perfect . to its grain offering. for each of the thirteen bulls. by their number. two-tenths for the one ram. 14 and their grain offering: fine flour them with their drink offerings. besides the continual burnt offering. and for mixed with oil. 12 ‘And on the fifteenth day of the seventh young bulls. lambs. on the first day of the month. the continu. for the bull. fourteen lambs a year old. and its drink offering. per. and 21 and their grain offering and their drink their drink offerings. two-tenths for the ram. and the continual burnt offering. make atonement for you. fourteen lambs a year old. for the rams. 18 and their grain offering and their drink perfect ones. 23 ‘Then on the fourth day: ten bulls. rams. 20 ‘And on the third day eleven bulls. 7 ‘And on the tenth day of this seventh 22 and one goat as a sin offering. for the rams. besides month you have a set-apart gathering. 26 ‘Then on the fifth day: nine bulls. perfect offering for the New Moon. three-tenths of an Ãphah offering. fourteen lambs a year old. Prepare ones they are. And you shall observe mixed with oil: three-tenths of an Ãphah a festival to HWHY seven days. work. fourteen lambs a year old. you 28 with their grain offering of fine flour do no servile work. bull. and their drink offerings. set-apart gathering. and its drink offering. its 11 one male goat as a sin offering. and seven lambs a year old. a sweet fragrance: one young ones. three-tenths of an Ãphah the lambs. 16 and one male goat as a sin offering. bull. it is a day of blowing the trumpets besides the continual burnt offering. 24 and their grain offering and their drink fect ones they are for you. according to their offerings for the bulls. month you have a set-apart gathering. perfect ing to HWHY. grain offering. 3 and their grain offering: fine flour offerings for the bulls. the right-ruling. rams. ing. seven lambs a year old. the continual ones. and for 9 and their grain offering: fine flour the lambs. according to ing made by fire to HWHY. perfect 31 perfect ones they are for you. besides grain offering. besides the continual burnt offering with 5 and one male goat as a sin offering.BEMIÊBAR 28 174 ing as a sweet fragrance to HWHY: two and their drink offerings. and for right-ruling. according to for the bull. the right-ruling. one ram. for the rams. two al burnt offering with its grain offering. perfect ones. an offering made by fire. the sin offering for atonement. offerings for the bulls. seven lambs a year old. 13 and you shall bring near a burnt offer- for each bull. two-tenths for each of the two rams. the lambs. burnt offering with its grain offering. two rams. two 8 ‘And you shall bring near a burnt offer. and its drink offering. one ram. besides the continual burnt offering with its grain mixed with oil. you do no servile work. a sweet fra- 30 one male goat to make atonement for grance to HWHY: thirteen young bulls. by their number. 2 ‘And you shall prepare a burnt offering 17 ‘Then on the second day: twelve young as a sweet fragrance to HWHY: one young bulls. 4 and one-tenth for each of the seven 19 and one male goat as a sin offering. its for you.

11 and her husband heard it. ever came from her lips concerning her . by their number. 3 “Or if a woman vows a vow to HWHY. one ram. and its drink offering. the right-ruling. perfect ones. 6 “But if she at all belongs to a husband. then her vows shall stand. saying. 38 and one goat as a sin offering. house. or bound herself by an agreement 39 ‘These you prepare to HWHY at your with an oath. an offering made by fire. 5 “But if her father forbids her on the day 32 ‘Then on the seventh day: seven bulls. 7 and her husband hears it. besides your vowed offer. according to which HWHY has commanded: 2 “When a man vows a vow to HWHY. the lambs. and its drink offering. he ing. and every your drink offerings and your peace offer. and HWHY pardons her. then none of her vows nor fect ones. its grain offer. offerings for the bulls. a sweet 8 “But if her husband forbids her on the fragrance to HWHY: one bull. appointed times. and its drink offering. besides utterance from her lips by which she bound herself. or the right-ruling. for the rams. 28 and one goat as a sin offering. and her father has kept silent towards her. agreement by which she bound herself ings. And HWHY pardons her. besides then all her vows shall stand. he does not break his word. does according to all that comes out of his 29 ‘Then on the sixth day: eight bulls. woman. agreements by which she bound herself do 36 and you shall bring near a burnt offer- stand. 27 and their grain offering and their drink 30 And Mosheh spoke to the heads of the tribes concerning the children offerings for the bulls. for the ram. her vow which she vowed. and her bly. rams. perfect ones. ing. the continual burnt offering. agreement. by their number. its grain offer. two rams. by which she has bound herself. besides swears an oath to bind himself by some the continual burnt offering. as then all her vows shall stand. that he hears. 4 and her father hears her vow and the offerings for the bulls. besides stands against her. then what- manded Mosheh. and the rash 37 their grain offering and their drink utterance of her lips by which she bound offerings for the bull. 31 and one goat as a sin offering. and for the lambs. “This is the word the lambs. and for because her father has forbidden her. and every the continual burnt offering. two mouth. self stands. 34 and one goat as a sin offering. for the rams. and its drink offering. by their number. then he has nullified lambs a year old. and binds herself by some agreement while 30 and their grain offering and their drink in her father’s house in her youth. fourteen lambs a year old. her agreements by which she has bound 33 and their grain offering and their drink herself stand. according to 9 “But any vow of a widow or a divorced the right-ruling. 175 BEMIÊBAR 30 ones. and has kept ings and your voluntary offerings. the lambs.’ ” stands. its grain offer. agreement with which she has bound her- ing. according to agreement by which she has bound herself. 10 “And if she vowed in her husband’s ing. the continual burnt offering. according to while bound by her vows or by a rash the right-ruling. 40 And Mosheh spoke to the children of 12 “But if her husband clearly nullified Yisra’Ãl according to all HWHY had com. and for of Yisra’Ãl. for the rams. per. burnt offerings and your grain offerings. fourteen lambs a year old. by their number. them on the day he heard them. and for herself. you do no servile work. as your silent towards her and did not forbid her. and he has ing. kept silent towards her on the day that he 35 ‘On the eighth day you have an assem- hears. its grain offer. seven day that he hears it.

” went to meet them outside the camp. not pass through fire you pass through and all their possessions. slay every male among the MiÅyanites to take vengeance for HWHY on little ones. 8 And they slew the sovereigns of “This is the law of the Torah which HWHY MiÅyan with the rest of those who were commanded Mosheh: pierced: Ewi. and let them go against the 17 “And now. 2 “Take vengeance for the children kept all the women alive? 16 “Look. 13 And Mosheh. with the commanders of wife. 11 And they took all the spoil and all the 13 “Every vow and every binding oath to booty. 16 These are the laws which HWHY com. and HWHY pardons her. . with their little water for uncleanness. and every object of wood. BeÈor with the sword. And they slew BilÈam son of 23 every object that passes through fire. to trespass against HWHY in the 3 And Mosheh spoke to the people. between a man and his cers of the army.” yanites. as HWHY commanded Mosheh. then he shall bear her crookedness. campaign. only. and there was a plague saying. let it be cleansed with the women of MiÅyan captive. campaign. and all their settlements. afflict her being. known a man by lying with a man you 4 “Send a thousand from each tribe of all shall slay. After that the children of Yisra’Ãl. “Arm some of yourselves for the among the congregation of HWHY. hair. and the silver. the tin. 15 And Mosheh said to them. And whatever does ones. the iron. because he kept YeriÁo. and Reqem. and to 14 “But if her husband is altogether silent ElÈazar the priest. heard. and every the trumpets for sounding in his hand. Whoever has slain any being.” of BilÈam. and took as spoil all their livestock.BEMIÊBAR 30 176 vows or concerning the agreement binding 10 And they burned with fire all the cities her. 6 And Mosheh sent them on the cam. and it shall be 9 And the sons of Yisra’Ãl took all the clean. the tribes of Yisra’Ãl for the campaign. and Tsur. through the word you are to be gathered to your people. let her husband confirm 12 And they brought the captives. and to the congregation at her from day to day. them cleanse yourselves and your captives on and PineÁas son of ElÈazar the priest on the the third day and on the seventh day. they are the ones who caused of Yisra’Ãl on the MiÅyanites. and whoever has touched any slain. thousands and commanders of hundreds. and ReÄa. and the it. to the camp in her vows or all the agreements that bind the desert plains of Mo’aÄ by the YardÃn of her – he confirms them. you put through the fire. MiÅyan. who had come from the campaign. ter in her youth in her father’s house.” 18 “But keep alive for yourselves all the 5 So there were supplied from the tribes female children who have not known a of Yisra’Ãl one thousand from each tribe. the Àur. it does not stand – her husband has where they dwelt. and ElÈazar the priest. then he confirms all of the children of Yisra’Ãl. “Have you 31 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. paign. or let her husband nullify it. And every woman who has MiÅyan. nullified them. 19 “And you. seven days. 15 “But if he nullifies them after he has and all the leaders of the congregation. and the spoil to Mosheh. and 22 “Only the gold. booty. one thousand from each tribe. of the campaign who went to the battle. and between a father and his daugh. water. saying. 14 But Mosheh was wroth with the offi- manded Mosheh. man by lying with a man. matter of PeÈor. with the set-apart utensils and 20 “And cleanse every garment. camp outside the camp paign. both of man and beast. twelve thousand armed ones for the cam. the five sovereigns of bronze. and 21 And ElÈazar the priest said to the men slew all the males. object of leather and all the work of goats’ 7 And they fought against the MiÅ. silent towards her on the day that he heard. and the lead.

received the gold from the commanders of two. of the donkeys. 42 And from the children of Yisra’Ãl’s 26 “Count up the plunder that was taken. of women who had not known a man fashioned ornaments. 38 And the cattle were thirty-six thousand. of sands of the campaign. “Your ser- the Dwelling Place of HWHY. was six hundred and seventy. 54 And Mosheh and ElÈazar the priest of which the levy unto HWHY was seventy. two parts. the commanders of man. half. the sheep. was in number ders of thousands and commanders of hun- three hundred and thirty-seven thousand dreds. 30 “And from the children of Yisra’Ãl’s 48 And the officers who were over thou- half you shall take one of every fifty. 52 And all the gold of the offering that 36 And the half. stock. thousands and of hundreds. all the in all. 45 and thirty thousand five hundred and all the congregation. and of the donkeys. 32 And the booty remaining from the 50 “So we have brought an offering for plunder. spoil. and fifty sheqels. rings and earrings and necklaces. tion was three hundred and thirty-seven 27 “And you shall divide the plunder into thousand five hundred sheep. and after.” vants have taken a count of the fighting 31 And Mosheh and ElÈazar the priest did men under our command. who guarded the duty 29 “Take it from their half. saying. and give it to of the Dwelling Place of HWHY. of Yisra’Ãl’s half: one out of every fifty. was sixteen thousand seven hundred five hundred sheep. which the people of the campaign HWHY. 25 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. the battle. what every man found of ornaments had taken. them to the LÃwites guarding the duty of 49 and they said to Mosheh. which Mosheh divided from the men of man and of beast. 40 And the human beings were sixteen thousand. and give came near to Mosheh. the portion for those who they presented to HWHY. 177 BEMIÊBAR 32 24 “And you shall wash your garments on 41 So Mosheh gave the levy which was the seventh day and be clean. 37 and the levy unto HWHY of the sheep was 53 The men of the campaign had taken six hundred and seventy-five. and gave them and of the sheep. to the LÃwites. drawn from man and beast. of all the livestock. was sixty-one. of gold: armlets and bracelets and signet five thousand sheep. 28 “And set aside a levy for HWHY on the 46 and sixteen thousand human beings. every man for himself.” 34 and sixty-one thousand donkeys. and of the cattle. of which the levy unto HWHY was 32 And the children of Re’uÄÃn and the children of GaÅ had much live- thirty-two beings. who went out on the campaign. and not a man of as HWHY commanded Mosheh. as HWHY ElÈazar the priest as a contribution to HWHY. the contribution unto HWHY to ElÈazar the wards come into the camp. And they saw the . you and ElÈazar the who campaigned: priest and the heads of the fathers of the 43 now the half belonging to the congrega- congregation. donkeys. a large number. and of thousands and commanders of hundreds. by lying with a man. 47 Then Mosheh took from the children of paign: one out of every five hundred. atonement for ourselves before HWHY. of which the levy unto HWHY for the children of Yisra’Ãl before HWHY. 51 And Mosheh and ElÈazar the priest 35 and thirty-two thousand human beings received the gold from them. as HWHY commanded Mosheh. men of battle who went out on the cam. and brought it 39 And the donkeys were thirty thousand into the Tent of Meeting as a remembrance five hundred. between those who took part in 44 and thirty-six thousand cattle. man.” priest. of the cattle. us is missing. commanded Mosheh. from the comman- went out on the campaign. to make 33 and seventy-two thousand cattle.

livestock. before HWHY. “Your servants are going to do as my 12 except KalÃÄ son of Yephunneh. saying. to add still more the burning displeasure of stock. them? 21 and all your armed ones pass over the 8 “Thus your fathers did when I sent YardÃn before HWHY until He has driven out them away from QaÅÃsh BarnÃa to see the His enemies from before Him.” received his inheritance. as my master says. 25 And the children of GaÅ and the chil- because they did not follow Me com. HWHY against Yisra’Ãl. der in the wilderness forty years. and cities for our little ones. and BeÈon. your brothers to go into the battle while because our inheritance has fallen to us on you yourselves sit here? this eastern side of the YardÃn. is to see the land of which I you have promised. and do what above.” swore to AÄraham. Him. and Yehoshua son of Nun. and “Let us build sheep-enclosures here for our SeÄam. the generation that had done evil in the to battle. and do every one of the children of Yisra’Ãl has not let us pass over the YardÃn. against Yisra’Ãl. is going to find you out.” 3 “Ataroth.’ and all our livestock are going to be there 13 “So the displeasure of HWHY burned in the cities of GilÈaÅ. have brought them to their place. and Àeshbon. and you shall destroy all these of the congregation. And this land shall be your they did not go into the land which HWHY possession before HWHY. saying. they have followed HWHY completely. and YaÈaqoÄ. land. favour in your eyes. had given them. and He swore an oath. people. then afterward you shall return. our flocks.” little ones shall dwell in the walled cities 5 And they said. to Yehoshua . 4 the land which HWHY had smitten before 17 but let us ourselves be armed. so that Yisra’Ãl. and NeÄo.” eyes of HWHY was destroyed. from twenty years old and enclosures for your sheep. and know: your sin on that day. and ElÈalÃh. saying. and YaÈzÃr. you 10 “Then the displeasure of HWHY burned shall sin against HWHY. for 26 “Our little ones. dren of Re’uÄÃn spoke to Mosheh. and He made them wan. hastening the congregation of Yisra’Ãl. 23 “But if you do not do so. YitsÁaq. 6 And Mosheh said to the children of 19 “For we shall not inherit with them on GaÅ and to the children of Re’uÄÃn.” 7 “Now why do you discourage the heart 20 And Mosheh said to them. And our stock. our wives. 27 but your servants are passing over. the master commands. and 16 Then they came near to him and said. and to the leaders wilderness. is a land for before the children of Yisra’Ãl until we livestock. you have risen in your ing them to ElÈazar the priest. pletely.BEMIÊBAR 32 178 land of YaÈzÃr and the land of GilÈaÅ and father’s place. then see. and DiÄon. and Eshkol and saw the land. let this land be given 18 “We shall not return to our homes until to your servants as a possession. 22 and the land has been subdued before 9 “For when they went up to the wadi HWHY. saw that the place was a place for live. and your servants have live. they discouraged be guiltless before HWHY and before the heart of the children of Yisra’Ãl. He shall once again leave them in the and to ElÈazar the priest. Qenizzite. “If we have found because of the inhabitants of the land. 2 So the children of GaÅ and the children 15 “For if you turn away from following of Re’uÄÃn came and spoke to Mosheh. “If you of the children of Yisra’Ãl from passing make this promise: if you arm yourselves over into the land which HWHY has given before HWHY for battle. Nimrah. sinners. 28 And Mosheh gave command concern- 14 “And see. 11 ‘Not one of the men who came up from 24 “Build cities for your little ones and Mitsrayim. an increase of men. until all every armed one of the army. “Are the other side of the YardÃn and beyond.

came to Âlim. 7 And they departed from Âtham and reign of SiÁon sovereign of the Amorites turned back to Pi HaÁiroth. 6 And they departed from Sukkoth and 33 So Mosheh gave to the children of GaÅ. in it. And they camped near the land with its cities within the borders. 12 And they departed from the Wilderness and dispossessed the Amorites who were of Sin and camped at Dophqah. went 35 and Atroth. and these are their departures then you shall give them the land of GilÈaÅ according to their starting points: 3 So they departed from RaÈmeses in the as a possession. of Menashsheh. which is on the edge of tribe of Menashsheh. “As HWHY has said to your servants. and camped at Marah. points of their departures at the command and the land has been subdued before you. who went out 29 And Mosheh said to them. Shophan and YaÈzÃr and three days’ journey in the Wilderness of YoÍbehah. and there was no took its small towns. 8 And 34 And the children of GaÅ built DiÄon they departed from before HaÁiroth and passed over through the and Ataroth and AroÈÃr. so Àeshbon and ElÈalÃh and Qiryathayim. Reeds and camped in the Wilderness of 39 And the sons of Ma¿ir son of Sin. 4 and the Mitsrites were burying all their children of Re’uÄÃn answered. so we do. Âtham. son of YosÃph. And at Âlim were twelve 37 And the children of Re’uÄÃn built springs of water and seventy palm trees. MiÍdol. midst of the sea into the wilderness. whom HWHY had smitten among 32 “We ourselves are passing over armed them. and enclosures for sheep. 15 And they departed from RephiÅim and 42 And NoÄaÁ went and took Qenath and camped in the Wilderness of Sinai. 5 Then the children of Yisra’Ãl departed the possession of our inheritance remains with us beyond the YardÃn. every man armed for battle before HWHY. the the wilderness. 2 And Mosheh wrote down the starting Re’uÄÃn pass over the YardÃn with you. on the fifteenth day of the first with you. which is east of and the reign of OÍ sovereign of Bashan. 179 BEMIÊBAR 33 son of Nun. its villages. to the children of Re’uÄÃn.” children of Yisra’Ãl went out with boldness 31 Then the children of GaÅ and the before the eyes of all the Mitsrites. son camped at Alush. first-born. they camped there. “If the of the land of Mitsrayim by their divisions children of GaÅ and the children of under the hand of Mosheh and Aharon. 13 And they departed from Dophqah and 40 So Mosheh gave GilÈaÅ to Ma¿ir. on the morrow of the Passover the among you in the land of KenaÈan. 36 and BÃyth Nimrah and BÃyth Haran. and to half the camped at Âtham. and he called it NoÄaÁ. 9 And they departed from Marah and walled cities. Àawoth Ya’ir. and he dwelt in it. of Sinai and camped at QiÄroth . but executed judgments. after 16 And they departed from the Wilderness his own name. gave other names to the cities which they 11 And they departed from the Sea of built. And they camped by the Sea of Reeds. 30 “But if they do not pass over armed first month. and to the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Yisra’Ãl. 33 These are the departures of the children of Yisra’Ãl. saying. they shall have possessions month. of HWHY.” from RaÈmeses and camped at Sukkoth. Menashsheh went to GilÈaÅ and took it. BaÈal Tsephon. 38 NeÄo and BaÈal MeÈon – the names 10 And they departed from Âlim and being changed – and ShiÄmah. the cities of the land round about. and called them water for the people to drink. Also on their mighty ones HWHY had before HWHY into the land of KenaÈan. 14 And they departed from Alush and 41 And Ya’ir son of Menashsheh went and camped at RephiÅim.

of AÄarim. and shall camped at Etsyon GeÄer. camped at OÄoth. and to Mount Hor at the command of HWHY. 51 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl. camped at MaqhÃloth. camped at Punon. of AÄarim and camped in the desert plains 29 And they departed from Mithqah and of Mo’aÄ by the YardÃn of YeriÁo. Mount Hor. 18 And they departed from ÀatsÃroth and 40 And the sovereign of AraÅ. at the border of 24 And they departed from Mount Mo’aÄ. the YardÃn into the land of KenaÈan. camped at Iyà Ha-AÄarim. the smaller you give a smaller inheritance. 23 And they departed from QehÃlathah 44 And they departed from OÄoth and and camped at Mount Shapher. KenaÈanite. camped at TaÁath. for I have given you the land to 37 And they departed from QaÅÃsh and possess. You inherit according to the tribes of land of Mitsrayim. saying. dwell in it. 47 And they departed from Almon DiÄ- 27 And they departed from TaÁath and lathayemah and camped in the mountains camped at TeraÁ. who dwelt in the South in the 19 And they departed from Rithmah and land of KenaÈan. 31 And they departed from MosÃroth and 50 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh in the camped at BenÃi YaÈaqan. 49 And they camped by the YardÃn. and shall 35 And they departed from AÄronah and destroy all their engraved stones. 45 And they departed from Iyim and 25 And they departed from ÀaraÅah and camped at DiÄon GaÅ. on the first day of the your fathers. fifth month. and lay 36 And they departed from Etsyon GeÄer waste all their high places. before NeÄo. and camped at Àor HaggiÅgaÅ. 21 And they departed from LiÄnah and 42 And they departed from Tsalmonah and camped at Rissah. and camped in the Wilderness of Tsin. and died there in the fortieth year after the Wherever the lot falls to anyone. the camped at Rithmah. from 30 And they departed from Àashmonah BÃyth Yeshimoth as far as the AÄÃl Shittim and camped at MosÃroth.BEMIÊBAR 33 180 Hatta’awah. 28 And they departed from TeraÁ and 48 And they departed from the mountains camped at Mithqah. 20 And they departed from Rimmon 41 So they departed from Mount Hor and Perets and camped at LiÄnah. tants of the land from before you. an inheritance among your clans. 34 And they departed from YotÄathah and 52 then you shall drive out all the inhabi- camped at AÄronah. 22 And they departed from Rissah and 43 And they departed from Punon and camped at QehÃlathah. on the boundary of 54 ‘And you shall divide the land by lot as the land of EÅom. Shapher and camped at ÀaraÅah. 39 Now Aharon was one hundred and 17 And they departed from QiÄroth twenty-three years old when he died on Hatta’awah and camped at ÀatsÃroth. 55 ‘And if you do not drive out the inhabi- . camped at Mount Hor. 53 and you shall possess the land and which is QaÅÃsh. heard of the coming of camped at Rimmon Perets. To the 38 Then Aharon the priest went up to larger you give a larger inheritance. 46 And they departed from DiÄon GaÅ and 26 And they departed from MaqhÃloth and camped at Almon DiÄlathayemah. ‘When you have passed over giÅgaÅ and camped at YotÄathah. camped at Tsalmonah. desert plains of Mo’aÄ by the YardÃn of 32 And they departed from BenÃi YaÈaqan YeriÁo. camped at Àashmonah. destroy all their moulded images. in the desert plains of Mo’aÄ. say to them. and 33 And they departed from Àor Hag. the children of Yisra’Ãl. that is children of Yisra’Ãl had come out of the his.

. children of Dan: Buqqi son of YoÍli. 23 “From the sons of YosÃph: a leader 8 from Mount Hor you mark out your from the tribe of the children of border to the entrance of Àamath. son of Kislon.” 16 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. edge of the border shall be toward TseÅaÅ. and your southern border 17 “These are the names of the men who shall be eastward from the end of the Salt Sea. line to Mount Hor. and continue to Atsmon. and be on the south of QaÅÃsh BarnÃa. saying. have the Great Sea for a border. your northern border. which HWHY has com- shall be pricks in your eyes and thorns in manded to give to the nine tribes and to the your sides. 26 “And a leader from the tribe of the chil- 11 and the border shall go down from Shepham to RiÄlah on the east side of dren of Yissas¿ar: Palti’Ãl son of Azzan. saying. and say to them. and the tribe of the children of GaÅ according to the house of their fathers.’ ” fathers. Àanni’Ãl son of ÂphoÅ. this is your 21 “From the tribe of Binyamin: EliÅaÅ western border. 20 “And from the tribe of the children of 6 ‘As for the western border. and the Menashsheh. divide the land among you as an inheri- 4 ‘Then your border shall turn from the tance: ElÈazar the priest. 12 ‘And the border shall go down along children of Naphtali: PeÅah’Ãl son of the YardÃn.’ ” divide the inheritance among the children 13 And Mosheh commanded the children of Yisra’Ãl in the land of KenaÈan. of Nun. and it shall end at Àatsar Ânan. 18 “And take one leader of every tribe to continue to Tsin. 34 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. 25 “And a leader from the tribe of the chil- 10 ‘And you shall mark out your eastern border from Àatsar Ânan to Shepham. 28 “And a leader from the tribe of the Kinnereth. at the Sea. and it shall end at the Salt Sea. this is the land 15 “The two tribes and the half-tribe have which falls to you as an inheritance. the land where you dwell. into the land of KenaÈan. and they shall trouble you in half-tribe. toward the from the Wilderness of Tsin along the bor. and the border shall go down and reach to the eastern side of the Sea of children of AshÃr: AÁihuÅ son of Shelomi. And the half-tribe of Menashsheh has received its Yisra’Ãl. then it of Yisra’Ãl. 7 ‘And this is your northern border: From 22 “And a leader from the tribe of the the Great Sea you mark out your border. This is Shiphtan. and it shall go on to Àatsar divide the land for the inheritance. 2 “Command the children of have received their inheritance. der of EÅom. and it shall end Yephunneh.” 29 These are the ones HWHY commanded to This is your land with its surrounding boundaries. 27 “And a leader from the tribe of the Ayin. ‘When you come inheritance. saying. and Yehoshua son southern side of the Ascent of Aqrabbim. 5 ‘And the border shall turn from Atsmon From the tribe of YehuÅah: KalÃÄ son of to the wadi of Mitsrayim. AmmihuÅ. 19 “And these are the names of the men. the received their inheritance beyond the land of KenaÈan to its boundaries: 3 ‘Then your southern border shall be YardÃn of YeriÁo eastward. 181 BEMIÊBAR 35 tants of the land from before you. “This is the land which shall be that those whom you let remain you inherit by lot. sunrise. dren of ZeÄulun: Elitsaphan son of Parna¿. you shall ShimÈon: Shemu’Ãl son of AmmihuÅ. 14 “For the tribe of the children of 56 ‘And it shall be that I do to you as I Re’uÄÃn according to the house of their thought to do to them. Addar. 24 “And a leader from the tribe of the 9 and the border shall proceed to Ziph- children of Ephrayim: Qemu’Ãl son of ron.

From the larger tribe you give many. any time goes outside the limits of the city 14 ‘Give three cities beyond the YardÃn. for he is LÃwites are forty-eight. and for all their livestock. and for the sojourner. and on the north side two thousand cubits.BEMIÊBAR 35 182 35 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh in the desert plains of Mo’aÄ by the as cities of refuge. he is a murderer. murderer to death when he meets him. and he shall remain killed someone is not to die until he stands there until the death of the high priest who before the congregation in right-ruling. proportion to the inheritance that each so that he dies. or throws an object at him while LÃwites are the six cities of refuge. 11 then you shall choose cities to be cities 25 ‘And the congregation shall rescue the of refuge for you. and put to death. hand so that he dies. and their open land for their cattle. by which a man could gives some of its cities to the LÃwites. for any- they shall give the LÃwites cities to dwell one who accidentally kills someone to flee in from the inheritance of their possession. the one who smote 7 “All the cities which you give to the him shall certainly be put to death. 18 ‘Or if he has smitten him with a wood- around. of refuge where he fled. right-rulings. The revenger of blood puts the open land. 19 ‘The revenger of blood himself puts the on the west side two thousand cubits. This is to them the puts him to death. 5 “And you shall measure outside the city en instrument that could kill. or throws an object at him without ra’Ãl. and give three cities in the land of KenaÈan. so that he dies. and the one who where he had fled. saying. YardÃn of YeriÁo. 8 “And the cities which you give are 22 ‘But if he pushes him suddenly without from the possession of the children of Yis. And murderer to death. The murderer shall on the south side two thousand cubits. from the smaller you give few. saying. The murderer shall certainly be in. he the city is in the middle. The murderer the city outward a thousand cubits all shall certainly be put to death. 20 ‘And if he thrusts him through in open land for the cities. 24 then the congregation shall judge 10 “Speak to the children of Yisra’Ãl. 13 ‘And of the cities which you give. 21 or in enmity he smites him with his you give to him who killed someone to flee to. was anointed with the set-apart oil. and between him who killed someone and the say to them. and to these you add forty-two cities. 27 and the revenger of blood finds him . that the one who acci. and he you give the LÃwites are from the wall of does die. and die. 15 ‘These six cities are for refuge for the children of Yisra’Ãl. six 26 ‘But if the one who killed someone at are to be cities of refuge. and he does on the east side two thousand cubits. throwing it at him without seeing him.” or seeking his harm. by which one could die. 9 And HWHY spoke to Mosheh. one who killed someone from the hand of dentally killed someone shall flee there. while he was not his enemy inherits. When he meets him. ‘When you pass over the revenger of blood. he is a 3 “And they shall have the cities to dwell murderer. the revenger of blood. instrument of iron. each one 23 or uses a stone. there. he is a murderer. lying in wait. these with their a murderer. in die. which lying in wait. and certainly be put to death. 6 “And the cities which you give to the hatred. 2 “Command the children of Yisra’Ãl that and for the settler in their midst. enmity. and the congrega- 12 ‘And they shall be cities of refuge for tion shall return him to the city of refuge you from the revenger. so that he dies. according to these YardÃn into the land of KenaÈan. 4 “And the open land of the cities which in the hand. 17 ‘And if he has smitten him with a stone for their herds. 16 ‘But if he has smitten him with an Also give the LÃwites open land around the cities.

and my master the children of Menashsheh. of the clans 10 As HWHY commanded Mosheh. But after the death of the high priest shall be added to the inheritance of the he who killed someone is to return to the tribe into which they marry. . 11 For MaÁlah. 31 ‘And take no ransom for the life of a saying. manded. and their inheritance remained in itance of our brother TselophÁaÅ to his the tribe of their father’s clan. inheritance taken away from the inheri- 29 ‘And these shall be for a law of right. and and shall be added to the inheritance of the the revenger of blood kills him who killed tribe into which they marry. Yisra’Ãl is to be the wife of one of the clan 34 ‘And do not defile the land which you of her father’s tribe. the son of was commanded by HWHY to give the inher. “HWHY commanded my master their father’s brothers. Tirtsah. ‘Let them marry who is good in murderer who is guilty of death. for I. the clan of their father’s tribe. but let them marry only within shall certainly be put to death. for the daughters of TselophÁaÅ. dren of Yisra’Ãl. except by the blood of him who inheritance in any tribe of the children of shed it. daughters. tance of the tribe of our fathers. witnesses. Yisra’Ãl possess each the inheritance of his HWHY. YosÃph. were married to the sons of 2 and said. son tribe of the children of Yisra’Ãl is to cling to its own inheritance. “What the tribe of the sons of to death as a murderer by the mouth of YosÃph speaks is right. from the lot of our inheritance. but he their eyes. but every 36 And the heads of the fathers of the clans of the children of GilÈaÅ. am dwelling in the midst of the chil. for every one of the children of 33 ‘And do not profane the land where you Yisra’Ãl is to cling to the inheritance of the are. of Yisra’Ãl according to the word of HWHY. to tribe. 183 BEMIÊBAR 36 outside the limits of his city of refuge. for blood profanes the land. and NoÈah. spoke before Mosheh and before the lead. in the midst of which I dwell. 28 because he should have remained in his 4 “And if the Jubilee of the children of city of refuge until the death of the high Yisra’Ãl takes place.” of Ma¿ir. and taken someone. fathers. 13 These are the commands and the right- 3 “Now if they are married to any of the rulings which HWHY commanded the chil- sons of the other tribes of the children of dren of Yisra’Ãl by the hand of Mosheh in Yisra’Ãl. YeriÁo. so that the children of inhabit. the heads of the fathers of the children Milkah. he is not guilty of blood. land is not pardoned for the blood that is 8 “And every daughter possessing an shed on it. and ÀoÍlah.’ 32 ‘And take no ransom for him who has 7 “And the inheritance of the children of fled to his city of refuge to return to dwell Yisra’Ãl is not to change hands from tribe in the land before the death of the priest. but only one witness does not 6 “This is the word which HWHY has com- bear witness against someone to die. son of Menashsheh. and ers. the daughters of of Yisra’Ãl. so did of the sons of YosÃph.’ ” 9 “Thus the inheritance is not to change hands from one tribe to another. and the tribe of his fathers. then their inheritance shall be the desert plains of Mo’aÄ by the YardÃn of taken from the inheritance of our fathers. TselophÁaÅ.” ruling to you throughout your generations 5 And Mosheh commanded the children in all your dwellings. to give the land as an inheritance by lot to 12 And they were married into the clans of the children of Yisra’Ãl. and their land of his possession. came near and the daughters of TselophÁaÅ. then their inheritance priest. 30 ‘Whoever kills someone has to be put saying.

and ÀatsÃroth. before you. nor be discouraged. Mosheh undertook to declair this him. Go Elohim had commanded us. and see. ‘I am unable to bear you by myself. the River ness which you saw on the way to the Euphrates. 22 “And all of you came near to me and 11 ‘HWHY Elohim of your fathers is going said. 20 “And I said to you. ruling belongs to Elohim. country. and Di appoint them as your heads. to the land of the KenaÈanites and to through all that great and awesome wilder- LeÄanon. and bring you are. And we came in and possess the land which HWHY swore to QaÅÃsh BarnÃa. who dwelt in Àeshbon. Go up and possess it. Do not saying. the Amorites. in the desert 13 ‘Choose men. DEÉARIM DEUTERONOMY — 5 MOSHEH 1 These are the words which Mosheh spoke to all Yisra’Ãl beyond the 12 ‘How do I bear your pressure and your burden and your strife. ‘Let us send men before us. bring it to me. as HWHY our 8 ‘See. on the first day of the wise men and known. into the mountains of the Amorites. Torah. for the right- this mountain. and made them month. by myself? YardÃn in the wilderness. Elohim of your fathers has spoken to you. in the land of and his brother or the stranger who is with Mo’aÄ. that Mosheh spoke to the children heads over you. to your fathers. And the case 7 ‘Turn and set out on your way. mountains of the Amorites. and let to add to you a thousand times more than them search out the land for us. brothers. as far as the great river. and went coast. HWHY your Elohim has set the land saying. wise and understanding. and bless you as He has spoken to back word to us of the way by which we you! should go up. to AÄraham. 17 ‘Do not show partiality in right-ruling. I have set the land before you. 6 “HWHY our Elohim spoke to us in ÀorÃÄ. good.’ ZahaÄ. and 16 “And I commanded your judges at that OÍ sovereign of Bashan. 14 “And you answered me and said. and leaders of tens. and to and I shall hear it.’ 3 And it came to be in the fortieth year.’ our Elohim is giving us. and of Yisra’Ãl according to all that HWHY had leaders of hundreds. and LaÄan. plain opposite Suph.’ stars of the heavens. and go which is too hard for you. ‘You have come to and to YaÈaqoÄ. 9 “And I spoke to you at that time. you are today as numerous as the Do not fear. and officers for your 4 after he had smitten SiÁon sovereign of tribes. 21 ‘See. saying. saying. and of the cities into which . the eleventh month. commanded him concerning them.’ all the neighbouring places in the desert 18 “And I commanded you at that time all plain. ‘You have dwelt long enough at be afraid of anyone’s face. to give to them and their the mountains of the Amorites. in 15 “And I took the heads of your tribes. ‘When hearing between your Ashtaroth in EÅreÈi. and in the NegeÄ and on the sea. 19 “Then we set out from ÀorÃÄ. which HWHY seed after them. who dwelt at time. as HWHY 10 ‘HWHY your Elohim has increased you. leaders of thousands. to YitsÁaq. and leaders of fifties. ‘The 2 eleven days’ journey from ÀorÃÄ by word which you have spoken to us to do is way of Mount SÃÈir to QaÅÃsh BarnÃa. judge righteously between a man 5 Beyond the YardÃn. and let me Tophel. hear the small as well as the great. in the mountains and in the low the words which you should do. between Paran and and known to your tribes.

turn and take your journey 26 “But you would not go up and rebelled into the wilderness by the Way of the Sea against the mouth of HWHY your Elohim. listen and rebelled against the mouth of 30 ‘HWHY your Elohim. people are greater and taller than we. trust in HWHY your Elohim. 36 except KalÃÄ son of Yephunneh. 4 ‘And command the people. and we went words. mountain came out against you and chased 31 and in the wilderness. but HWHY would not listen to your 32 “Yet in this matter you are putting no voice nor give ear to you. seek out a place for you to pitch your tents. he shall go in there.’ HWHY. according to all the mountain. 25 “And they took some of the fruit of the who you say are for a prey. to HWHY our Elohim commanded us. either. saying. He “You are about to pass over into the border shall see it.” ’ enemies. ‘The land which HWHY our Elohim and they are to possess it. turn northward. And they brought back word to us.’ 40 ‘But you. to show you the way you should go. the descendants of Âsaw. you were ready to go up into have made our hearts melt. in all the way that you 45 “And you returned and wept before went until you came to this place. 41 “Then you answered and said to me. He has ‘We have sinned against HWHY. saying. as give us into the hand of the Amorites. man bears his son. 33 who is going before you in the way to according to the days that you dwelt. and went up into you. your sakes. He does fight for you. who stands 24 “And they turned and went up into the before you. 35 ‘Not one of these men of this evil 3 ‘You have gone around this mountain generation shall see that good land of long enough. And to them I give it. and took an oath. lest you be smitten before your Anaqim there too. him. 185 DEÉARIM 2 we would come. ‘Say to them. one man there. 2 “And HWHY spoke to me. from each tribe. where you saw you as bees do. 34 “And HWHY heard the voice of your 2 “Then we turned and set out into the wilderness. who today land in their hands and brought it down have no knowledge of good and evil. We our- brought us out of the land of Mitsrayim to selves are going up.’ And destroy us. and they are afraid of he followed HWHY completely. and to him and his children I of your brothers. for I am not in heavens. ‘Because HWHY was hating us. as HWHY spoke to me. “The the mountain. and spied it out.’ 37 “And HWHY was enraged with me for 23 “And the matter was good in my eyes. is giving us is good. of Reeds.’ you. which I swore to give to your fathers. So be on your guard. when each one of you had girded on his 28 ‘Where are we going to? Our brothers battle gear. for he shall cause Yisra’Ãl to inherit. and drove you back from how HWHY your Elohim has borne you.’ 27 and grumbled in your tents. in fire by night and in a cloud by day.” ’ 29 “Then I said to you. saying. ‘You do not go in so I took twelve of your men. and said. 39 ‘And your little ones and your children. who is going before HWHY. 42 “And HWHY said to me. 38 ‘Yehoshua the son of Nun. are going in there. saying. and we saw the sons of the your midst. because who live in SÃÈir. Strengthen mountains. many days. saying. and was wroth. as a SÃÈir to Àormah. . and we shall fight. saying. round Mount SÃÈir. ‘Have no dread or 43 “So I spoke to you. the cities are great and walled up to the “Do not go up nor fight. and acted proudly. give the land on which he walked. 46 “So you dwelt in QaÅÃsh many days. the way of the Sea of Reeds. He did for you in Mitsrayim before your 44 “Then the Amorites who dwelt in that eyes. they to us. but you would not fear of them. and came to the wadi Eshkol.

who dwelt in SÃÈir. land as a possession. I have given into your hand them Âmites. and dwelt in their place. And also. the descendants of Âsaw who Zamzummim. you. for I do not give you any of their destroyed the Àorites from before them. But the Ammonites call them brothers. for I do not battle had finally perished from among the give you any of their land. away from Âylath and Etsyon as the Anaqim. as the highway. 24 ‘Arise. as far as Azzah. 18 ‘This day you are to pass over at Ar. given it to the descendants of Lot as a ness. silver you shall eat. But HWHY destroyed them GeÄer. away from the way of the 21 a people as great and numerous and tall desert plain. He has known Ammon as a possession. to destroy them from the eat. set out and pass over the wadi like the Anaqim. Repha’ites formerly dwelt 8 “And when we passed beyond our there. shall tremble and shake because of 13 “ ‘Now rise up. These forty years HWHY your Elohim possession. sovereign of Àeshbon. we turned and passed over by way before them.’ ” 23 And the Awwim who dwelt in villages 10 (The Âmites had dwelt there formerly. 26 “Then I sent messengers from the 14 “And the time we took to come from Wilderness of QeÅÃmoth to SiÁon sover- QaÅÃsh BarnÃa until we passed over the eign of Àeshbon. for I do not give 7 “For HWHY your Elohim has blessed you you any of the land of the children of in all the work of your hand. because I have given 17 that HWHY spoke to me. wadi ZereÅ was thirty-eight years. the generation of the men of battle was 27 ‘Let me pass over through your land on consumed from the midst of the camp. the Kaphtorim who came a people as great and numerous and tall as from Kaphtor. and what water you give me for silver midst of the camp until they were con. do not distress them nor stir drink. no. 9 “And HWHY said to me. dwell in SÃÈir. Mount SÃÈir to Âsaw as a possession. and stir but the descendants of Âsaw dispossessed up yourself against him in battle. Only let me pass over on foot. their place). SiÁon the Amorite. and they dispossessed them of the Wilderness of Mo’aÄ. who. and pass over the wadi you. and his land. them and destroyed them from before 25 ‘This day I begin to put the dread and them. sion. because I have given They dispossessed them and dwelt in their Ar to the descendants of Lot as a posses.DEÉARIM 2 186 5 “Do not strive with them. I shall go on the highway and HWHY had sworn to them. with words of peace. and dwelt in their place. what water 19 ‘And when you come near the children you buy from them with silver you shall of Ammon. 11 They were also reckoned as Repha’ites. destroyed them and dwelt in the Anaqim. sumed. but the Mo’aÄites call Arnon. Begin to possess it. yourself up against them. 15 “And also. when all the men of in SÃÈir and the Mo’aÄites who dwell in Ar . turn neither to the right nor to the left. not so much people. because I have your wandering through this great wilder. saying. I shall drink. ‘Do not distress 22 as He had done for the descendants of Mo’aÄ. even to this day.’ So we passed over the wadi ZereÅ. place. when He in battle. the 6 “What food you buy from them with boundary of Mo’aÄ.’ has been with you.’ ZereÅ. you have not lacked 20 (That was also reckoned as a land of any matter. as Yisra’Ãl fear of you upon the peoples under all the did to the land of their possession which heavens. until all saying.” ’ Repha’ites. the hand of HWHY was 28 ‘What food you sell me for silver I shall against them. nor stir yourself up against them Âsaw. when they hear the report of HWHY gave them). as one footstep. See. 29 as the descendants of Âsaw who dwell 16 “And it came to be. 12 And the Àorites formerly dwelt in SÃÈir.

’ 5 “All these cities were fenced with high 30 “But SiÁon sovereign of Àeshbon walls. as far as GilÈaÅ. And OÍ sovereign of Repha’ites. Begin to possess – in order to possess the cities we took as booty for ourselves. according to the cubit of a man. and the children of 31 “And HWHY said to me. with all his border of the children of Ammon. not take from them: sixty cities. besides a great many would not let us pass over. and we smote him until he had no 17 and the desert plain. people. the wadi Yabboq.’ wadi Arnon. as far as the border of people. there was not one 12 “And this land.’ 8 “And at that time we took the land. I have every city under the ban. women. 34 “And we took all his cities at that time. with all Bashan. and the Amorites call it Senir). as far as the wadi Yabboq. HWHY our Elohim gave that time. so we smote him. wadi Arnon. which is on the edge of Nine cubits is its length and four cubits its the wadi Arnon. you shall do to him as you did to SiÁon 16 “And to the Re’uÄÃnites and the sovereign of the Amorites. for I have given him and all his Bashan of Hawoth YaÈir. See. the women. which is by the all to us. Siryon – his people. ‘Do not fear called them after his own name: the him. and 2 “And HWHY said to me. 6 “And we put them under the ban. and all Bashan. Elohim hardened his spirit and strength. which we possessed at city too high for us. or wherever HWHY our Elohim the reign of OÍ. and the city that is by the width. and and we put the men. in Rabbah of the children of Ammon? 36 “From AroÈÃr. remaining. Is it not which we captured. 187 DEÉARIM 3 did for me – until I pass over the YardÃn to trict of ArgoÄ. the border. Amorites. or to the cities of the 13 “And the rest of GilÈaÅ. to this day. of every city under the ban. called the land of the 3 “Then we turned and went up the way to Bashan. the middle of the wadi as 3 “So HWHY our Elohim also gave into our the border. the land HWHY our Elohim is giving us. 14 “YaÈir son of Menashsheh had taken all Bashan came out against us. all the dis. . he and all his the district of ArgoÄ. and all 9 “(TsiÅonians call Àermon. I gave to half the tribe of had forbidden us. putting as it is this day. who dwelt at GaÅites I gave from GilÈaÅ as far as the Àeshbon. his land. And 15 “And to Ma¿ir I gave GilÈaÅ. from Kinnereth as far as the 4 “And we captured all his cities at that Sea of the AraÄah. gates and bars. for HWHY your unwalled towns. people and his land into your hand. below the time. There was not a city which we did slopes of Pisgah on the east. mountains. the Salt Sea. for ourselves. as we ened his heart. from AroÈÃr. 10 all the cities of the plain. and his sons. the men. the hands OÍ sovereign of Bashan. to battle at EÅreÈi. ‘See. Menashsheh – all the district of ArgoÄ. with the YardÃn as survivors remaining. the reign of OÍ in Bashan. and little ones all Bashan. 11 “For only OÍ sovereign of Bashan was 35 “Only the livestock we took as plunder left of the remnant of the Repha’ites. I gave to the the children of Ammon – anywhere along Re’uÄÃnites and the GaÅites. that was beyond the YardÃn. 33 and HWHY our Elohim gave him over to from the wadi Arnon to Mount Àermon us. 18 “And I commanded you at that time. we left none cities of the reign of OÍ in Bashan. and half the mountains of 37 “Only you did not go near the land of GilÈaÅ and its cities. and the spoil of the cities his bedstead was an iron bedstead. wadi. begun to give SiÁon and his land over to 7 “But all the livestock and the spoil of you. as far as Sal¿ah and EÅreÈi. to give him into your hand. all GilÈaÅ. 32 “And SiÁon and all his people came out from the hand of the two sovereigns of the against us to fight at Yahats. did to SiÁon sovereign of Àeshbon. the Geshurites and the MaÈa¿athites.

. and guard your hill country.’ 26 “But HWHY was enraged with me. 3 “Your eyes have seen what HWHY did at ers as to you. for you do not pass over this them hear My Words. 22:18-19. and look with ‘Assemble the people to Me and I make your eyes. and aside from your heart all the days of your HWHY said to me. Then you shall followed BaÈal PeÈor. 22 ‘Do not fear them. Elohim of your fathers is giving you. lest you forget the Words your eyes have seen. for HWHY your Elohim has land which HWHY your Elohim is giving destroyed from your midst all the men who them beyond the YardÃn.’ burned with fire to the heart of the heavens 29 “And we dwelt in the valley opposite – darkness. 2 “Do not add to the Word which I com- and your livestock – I know that you have much livestock – stay in your cities which mand you. 12 “And HWHY spoke to you out of the a See also 12:32. Elohim which I am commanding you. You have begun to this great nation!’ 7 “For what great nation is there which show Your servant Your greatness and Your strong hand. and LeÄanon. for who is a mighty one has Elohim so near to it. BÃyth PeÈor. the teaching you to do. so that they learn to YardÃn. southward. ‘Enough of that! Speak no life.’ Elohim are alive today. HWHY does the same to all the possess. 21 “And I commanded Yehoshua at that 5 “See. and would not listen to me. cloud. and thick darkness. so as to guard the commands of HWHY your 20 until HWHY has given rest to your broth. 30:6. every one of you. return. 4 “And now. and the mountain inherit the land which you see. your children and your grandchildren. listen to the laws and the right-rulings which I am pass over armed before your brothers. and they shall say. Mish. I have taught you laws and right- time. saying. this good day? 9 “Only. for HWHY your for this is your wisdom and your under- Elohim Himself fights for you. and they also possess the BaÈal PeÈor.’ him and make him brave. for he shall pass 11 “And you came near and stood at the over before this people and causes them to foot of the mountain. reigns which you are passing over. and do not take away from it. 27 ‘Go up to the top of Pisgah. 6 “And you shall guard and do them. and strengthen and teach them to their children. and your Elohim in ÀorÃÄ. as HWHY our in the heavens or on earth who does Elohim is to us. saying. ‘Your eyes have seen all that rulings. shall go in and possess the land which HWHY 19 ‘But let your wives and your little ones. for life diligently. And you shall make them known to more to Me about this matter.’ standing before the eyes of the peoples 23 “And I pleaded with HWHY at that time. ‘HWHY your Elohim has given you this land to possess.DEÉARIM 3 188 saying. O Yisra’Ãl. as HWHY my Elohim commanded HWHY your Elohim has done to these two me. HWHY said to me. and northward. so that you live. let me pass over and see the all this Torah which I set before you this good land beyond the YardÃn. and children of Yisra’Ãl. ‘Only a wise and understanding people is 24 ‘O Master HWHY. and lift up 10 “The day when you stood before HWHY your eyes westward. each man to his possession which I 4 “But you who are clinging to HWHY your have given you. guard yourself. and lest they turn your sake. Rev. a I have given you. to do thus in the land which you go to sovereigns. whenever we call on Him? 8 “And what great nation is there that has according to Your works and according to Your might? such laws and righteous right-rulings like 25 ‘I pray. fear Me all the days they live on the earth 28 ‘But charge Yehoshua. All you sons of might. and eastward. who hear all these laws.

and shall grow old in the 14 “And HWHY commanded me at that time land. nor forget the covenant of 21 “And HWHY was enraged with me your fathers which He swore to them. which neither see nor hear nor eat that is in the water under the earth. 19 and lest you lift up your eyes to the 29 “But from there you shall seek HWHY heavens. 13 “And He made known to you His 24 “For HWHY your Elohim is a consuming covenant which He commanded you to do. 31 “For HWHY your Elohim is a compas- rayim. you. nor it is today. you out of the iron furnace. and shall do corruptly and make a to teach you laws and right-rulings. nor smell. a jealous Âl. the Ten Words. but saw no form. out of Mits. 28 “And there you shall serve mighty 18 the likeness of any creature that creeps ones. I would not pass over the YardÃn. 29:13. bowing down to them and serving them. and the stars – all the host of the search for Him with all your heart b and heavens – and you be drawn away into with all your being. like it. for you carved image in the form of whatever. and shall see the sun. that flies in the heavens. 34 “Or has Elohim tried to go and take for b Yirm. He does not forsake you. because of your words. form of any figure – the likeness of male or 27 “And HWHY shall scatter you among female. since the day that that I would not enter the good land which Elohim created man on the earth. and the your Elohim. 189 DEÉARIM 4 midst of the fire. and shall possess that good land. and you shall be left few in 17 the likeness of any beast that is on the number among the gentiles where HWHY earth or the likeness of any winged bird drives you. and shall make for your. your Elohim to provoke Him. diligently guard your. ing over. to be His people. which you pass over the YardÃn to possess 16 lest you should do corruptly and shall – you do not prolong your days in it but are make for yourselves a carved image in the completely destroyed. You heard a voice of selves a carved image in the form of words. 30 “In your distress. as you have heard. end of the heavens. then you shall return to HWHY your Elohim 20 “But HWHY has taken you and brought and shall obey His voice. for you saw no form when HWHY witness against you on that day. 33 “Has a people heard the voice of 23 “Guard yourselves. and He wrote them on two 25 “When you bring forth children and tablets of stone. when all these words which HWHY your Elohim has allotted to all shall come upon you in the latter days. lest you forget the Elohim speaking out of the midst of the covenant of HWHY your Elohim which He fire. c the peoples under all the heavens. and shall find. you only heard a whatever HWHY your Elohim has forbidden voice. whether there has been 22 “For I am to die in this land. that you spoke to you at ÀorÃÄ out of the midst of soon completely perish from the land the fire. the peoples. grandchildren. and ask HWHY your Elohim is giving you as an from one end of the heavens to the other inheritance. and which were before you. fire. when you moon. I am not a Word as great as this. an inheritance. 15 “Therefore. as sionate Âl. but you are pass. and live? made with you. wood and on the ground or the likeness of any fish stone. the work of men’s hands. destroy you. and to do them in the land which you pass over shall do what is evil in the eyes of HWHY to possess. c This prophecy for the latter days (end-time) is the blessed promise that Yisra’Ãl shall return to Elohim and obey His voice! . and swore that 32 “For ask now of the days that are past. 26 “I shall call the heavens and earth to selves. or has been heard passing over the YardÃn.

but with us. or which is in the waters under GilÈaÅ for the GaÅites. your hearing today. to give you their land as an inheritance. according to all that HWHY your of Mitsrayim. any likeness of which is in the 43 Betser in the wilderness in the level heavens above. children after you. toward the rising of beside Him. ous Âl. and by great fearsome of Yisra’Ãl had smitten after they came out deeds. with His great power. whom Mosheh and the children outstretched arm. to bring you laws and right-rulings which I speak in in. commands which I command you today. . Elohim in the heavens above and on the 3 “HWHY did not make this covenant with earth beneath. all of us who are alive. he who kills his neighbour uninten. am a jeal- before the children of Yisra’Ãl. and by signs. and Golan in the earth. and brought you out of Mitsrayim with His Presence. you out of the land of Mitsrayim.DEÉARIM 4 190 Himself a nation from the midst of a nation site BÃyth PeÈor. and guard to do them. and 41 Then Mosheh separated three cities you did not go up the mountain – saying: beyond the YardÃn. or which is in the earth land for the Re’uÄÃnites. His words out of the midst of the fire. sovereign of the Amorites. the greater and stronger than you. them. even to Mount Siyon. “Hear. and Ramoth in beneath. who were HWHY Himself is Elohim. and the laws. to the children of Yisra’Ãl after they came 10 but showing kindness to thousands. fathers upon the children to the third and and the right-rulings which Mosheh spoke fourth generations of those who hate Me. and you heard which is Àermon. 35 “You have been shown it. HWHY your Elohim. toward the rising of 6 ‘I am HWHY your Elohim who brought the sun. in the land of SiÁon by trials. to declare to you the Word of HWHY – Elohim is giving you for all time. there is no one beyond the YardÃn. 36 “From the heavens He let you hear His 48 from AroÈÃr. therefore He chose their seed after them. and said to them. and shall 2 “HWHY our Elohim made a covenant recall to your heart that HWHY Himself is with us in ÀorÃÄ. and so that you prolong 5 “I stood between HWHY and you at that your days on the soil which HWHY your time. without having hated him in time My face. out of the 42 for him who killed someone to flee house of bondage. and might flee to one of these cities 8 ‘You do not make for yourself a carved and live: image. visiting the crookedness of the 45 These are the witnesses. 9 you do not bow down to them nor serve 44 And this is the Torah which Mosheh set them. Elohim did for you in Mitsrayim before 47 And they took possession of his land your eyes? and the land of OÍ sovereign of Bashan. 7 ‘You have no other mighty ones against tionally. our fathers. to instruct you. 39 “And you shall know today. below the slopes of Pisgah. For I. YardÃn as far as the Sea of the AraÄah. there. And you shall learn as it is today. 38 to drive out from before you nations 5 And Mosheh called all Yisra’Ãl. which is on the bank of voice. to know that two sovereigns of the Amorites. showed you His great fire.” for you were afraid because of the fire. 4 “HWHY spoke with you face to face on so that it is well with you and with your the mountain from the midst of the fire. to those who love Me and guard My 46 beyond the YardÃn. in the valley oppo. those who are here 40 “And you shall guard His laws and His today. commands. Bashan for the Menashshites. out of Mitsrayim. and by a strong hand and an Àeshbon. 49 and all the desert plain beyond the 37 “And because He loved your fathers. and on earth He the wadi Arnon. the sun. past. there is none else. and by wonders. O Yisra’Ãl. who dwelt at and by battle.

and with their children forever! 17 ‘You do not murder. and we shall hear a slave in the land of Mitsrayim. while the mountain was burning with fire. when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness. tents. that 6 “And this is the command. 20:10. then work – you. Elohim says. nor his male servant. the laws and right-rulings which HWHY your d Or lift up.” in the Messianic Scriptures too. so that you darkness. nor his donkey. in the mountain from the midst 33 “Walk in all the way which HWHY your of the fire. They have done well in all 16 ‘Respect your father and your mother. “Return to your 18 ‘You do not commit adultery. nor possess. as HWHY your Elohim has commanded you. and we have heard His voice from the as HWHY your Elohim commanded you. assembly. ‘See. 30 ‘Go. f “Word(s)” is very often used as a synonym for “command(s). nor your donkey. with a loud voice. If we hear the HWHY your Elohim. And He wrote them on two prolong your days in the land which you tablets of stone and gave them to me. and of the thick Elohim has commanded you. nor your male servant. . or take. we shall die. And they shall do them wife. And you shall no more. possess. 32 “And you shall guard to do as HWHY or whatever belongs to your neighbour. that they have spoken. Today we have seen that 13 ‘Six days you labour. 191 DEÉARIM 6 11 ‘You do not bring d the Name of HWHY you came near to me. nor your female servant. shown us His esteem and His greatness. 23 “And it came to be. within your gates. 24 and said. and so to fear Me and to guard all My commands that it is well with you on the soil which always. and speak to us all that HWHY 15 ‘And you shall remember that you were our Elohim says to you. say to them. laws. 31 ‘But you. his field. and He added live and it be well with you. e See footnote at Shem. 14 but the seventh day is a Sabbath e of great fire is consuming us. and the your neighbour.’ your Elohim has commanded you – do not 22 “These Words f HWHY spoke to all your turn aside. midst of the fire. all the heads of your your Elohim to naught. to the right or to the left. 26 ‘For who is there of all flesh who has ter. 12 ‘Guard the Sabbath day. so that your days are prolonged. for HWHY does not tribes and your elders. ‘I have heard the voice of commanded you to observe the Sabbath the words of this people which they have day.’ his female servant. nor do you desire your neighbour’s in the land which I am giving them to house. Therefore HWHY your Elohim said to me. and shall do all Elohim speaks with man – and he lives! 25 ‘And now why should we die? For this your work.’ 28 “And HWHY heard the voice of your HWHY your Elohim brought you out from there by a strong hand and by an out. You do not do any voice of HWHY our Elohim any more. and HWHY stretched arm. nor your stranger who is ing from the midst of the fire. that they had such a heart in them. as we have. so that it might be well with them HWHY your Elohim is giving you. nor your ox. and that and do it. words when you spoke to me. so that your male and does live? 27 ‘You go near and hear all that HWHY our servant and your female servant rest as you do. and let Me 20 ‘You do not bear false witness against speak to you all the commands. of the cloud. to set it apart. nor heard the voice of the living Elohim speak- any of your cattle. spoken to you. his ox. stand here by Me. HWHY our Elohim has leave him unpunished who brings His Name to naught. and the right-rulings which you are 21 ‘You do not covet your neighbour’s to teach them. 29 ‘Oh. nor your daugh.” 19 ‘You do not steal. nor your son.

were slaves of Pharaoh in Mitsrayim. 51:7. to AÄraham. between your eyes. good in the eyes of HWHY. that it might be well with HWHY your Elohim. Elohim of your fathers has spoken to you. 6 “And these Words g which I am com. as He has commanded brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim. the 7 “When HWHY your Elohim brings you into the land which you go to possess. to your Elohim burn against you. 10 “And it shall be. and 21 then you shall say to your son. your midst. us. 22 and HWHY sent signs and wonders. and to YaÈaqoÄ. as HWHY has spoken. to give us the land of which He YitsÁaq.’ from the house of bondage. upon Mitsrayim. well with you. lest the displeasure of HWHY 2 so that you fear HWHY your Elohim. you and your son earth. to keep us alive. to bring us in. 19 to drive out all your enemies from and with all your might. and good cities which you did not build. ‘We when you rise up. and when you walk manded you?’ by the way. and with all your being. and wells good always. with all your heart. saying. tried Him in Massah. is again repeated in Teh. and that you increase greatly as HWHY His laws which He has commanded you. to give you great swore to our fathers.” plural. and 25 ‘And it is righteousness for us when you shall eat and be satisfied – we guard to do all this command h before 12 be on guard. O Yisra’Ãl. 13 “Fear HWHY your Elohim and serve Him. olive trees which you did not plant. and shall speak of them when rulings which HWHY our Elohim has com- you sit in your house. and His witnesses. as it is dug which you did not dig. . He shall also clear away many nations mighty ones of the peoples who are all before you: the Àittites and the Girgashites g See footnote at 5:22. which you did not fill. h “Command. when HWHY your before our eyes. 24 ‘And HWHY commanded us to do all 11 and houses filled with all kinds of these laws. and 17 “Diligently guard the commands of shall guard to do. and upon all his household. come. Elohim brings you into the land of which 23 ‘And He brought us out from there. in the land which you are passing over to 15 for HWHY your Elohim is a jealous Âl in possess. for our goods. and the right- children. to fear HWHY our Elohim. and the laws. and they shall be as frontlets strong hand. Pharaoh. and swear by His Name. 3 “And you shall hear. and 8 and shall bind them as a sign on your HWHY brought us out of Mitsrayim with a hand. and your grandson. O Yisra’Ãl: HWHY our Elohim. then He guard all His laws and His commands shall destroy you from the face of the which I command you. and when you lie down. and you shall go in and pos- HWHY is one! sess the good land of which HWHY swore to 5 “And you shall love HWHY your Elohim your fathers. vineyards and today. 20 “When your son asks you in time to manding you today shall be in your heart. ‘What is the meaning of 7 and you shall impress them upon your the witnesses. lest you forget HWHY who HWHY our Elohim. and grievous. all the days of your 16 “Do not try HWHY your Elohim as you life. to He swore to your fathers. upon posts of your house and on your gates. and that your days be prolonged. that it might be 4 “Hear.” singular. The fact that “righteousness” is synonymous with “guarding the commands or teachings” of Elohim. before you. very often has the meaning of “commands. to teach you to do around you. great 9 “And you shall write them on the door. 119:172 and in Yesh. and you. 18 “And you shall do what is right and in a land flowing with milk and honey.DEÉARIM 6 192 Elohim has commanded. 14 “Do not go after other mighty ones.

you shall smite them and grain and your new wine and your oil. well what HWHY your Elohim did to ous than any other people. and and the signs and the wonders. by which He swore to your fathers. for HWHY and those who guard His commands. He those nations before you. HWHY your Elohim has chosen that is a snare to you. but He shall put them on all those 5 “But this is what you do to them: Break who hate you. to destroy them.’ 7 “HWHY did not set His love on you nor 18 do not be afraid of them. to you – your eye shall not pardon them. and shall bless the fruit of 2 “And when HWHY your Elohim gives your womb and the fruit of your land. to your fathers to give you. and shall guard and do them. because you hear these them over to you and destroy them with a right-rulings. to do them. 193 DEÉARIM 7 and the Amorites and the KenaÈanites and the covenant and the kindness which He the Perizzites and the Àiwwites and the swore to your fathers. ‘These possession above all the peoples on the nations are greater than I. 16 “And you shall consume all the peoples and cut down their AshÃrim. He does not 22 “And HWHY your Elohim shall drive out delay to do so with him who hates Him. known. little by little. 20 “And HWHY your Elohim also sends the 9 “And you shall know that HWHY your hornet among them until those who are Elohim. HWHY you out with a strong hand. your them over to you. that HWHY your Elohim