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THE OLD TESTAMENT

 

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Genesis

Exodus The Law

Leviticus

Numbers

Deuteronomy

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Joshua

Judges

Ruth

1 Samuel

2 Samuel The Books of History

1 Kings

2 Kings

1 Chronicles

2 Chronicles

Ezra

Nehemiah

Esther

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Job

Psalms The Wisdom Books

Proverbs

Ecclesiastes

Song of Solomon

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Isaiah

Jeremiah The Major Prophets

Lamentations

Ezekiel

Daniel

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Hosea

Joel

Amos

Obadiah

Jonah

Micah The Minor Prophets

Nahum

Habakkuk

Zephaniah

Haggai

Zechariah

Malachi

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THE NEW TESTAMENT

 

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Matthew

 

Mark New Testament History

 

LUKE

 

John

 

Acts

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Romans

1 Corinthians

 

2 Corinthians

 

Galatians

 

Ephesians

 

Philippians

 

Colossians

 

1 Thessalonians

 

2 Thessalonians

 

1 Timothy

 

2 Timothy The Letters

 

Titus

 

Philemon

 

Hebrews

 

James

 

1 Peter

 

2 Peter

 

1 John

2 John

 

3 John

 

Jude

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Revelation Apocalyptic

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Torah http://bible.ort.org/books/torahd5.asp

The First Book of Moses

Commonly Called

GENESIS

CHAPTER 1

1:1

1:2

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon

the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of

the waters.

1:3

1:4

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light

from the darkness.

1:5

1:6

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.

And the evening and the morning were the first day.

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters,

and let it divide the waters from the waters.

1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were

under the firmament from the waters which were above the

firmament: and it was so.

1:8

1:9

1:10

1:11

And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the

morning were the second day.

And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered

together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of

the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding

seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in

itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

 


 

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1:12

And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his

kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his

kind: and God saw that it was good.

1:13

And the evening and the morning were the third day.

1:14

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to

divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for

seasons, and for days, and years:

1:15

And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give

light upon the earth: and it was so.

1:16

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day,

and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

1:17

And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light

upon the earth,

1:18

And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light

from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

1:19

And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

1:20

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving

creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the

open firmament of heaven.

1:21

And God created great whales, and every living creature that

moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their

kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it

was good.

1:22

And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill

the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

1:23

And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

1:24

And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his

kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his

kind: and it was so.

1:25

And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after

their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his

kind: and God saw that it was good.


 

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1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:

and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the

fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over

every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

1:27

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created

he him; male and female created he them.

1:28

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and

multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion

over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every

living thing that moveth upon the earth.

1:29

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed,

which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which

is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

1:30

And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to

every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I

have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

1:31

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was

very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

CHAPTER 2

 

2:1

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of

them.

2:2

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made;

and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had

made.

2:3

And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in

it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

2:4

These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when

they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth

and the heavens,

2:

5

And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every

herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused

it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.


 

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2:6

But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole

face of the ground.

2:

7

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and

breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living

soul.

2:

8

And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there

he put the man whom he had formed.

2:

9

And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree

that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also

in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and

evil.

2:10

And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence

it was parted, and became into four heads.

2:11

The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the

whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

2:12

And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx

stone.

2:13

And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that

compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.

2:14

And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth

toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

2:15

And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of

Eden to dress it and to keep it.

2:16

And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of

the garden thou mayest freely eat:

2:17

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not

eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely

die.

2:18

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be

alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

2:19

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the

field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see


 

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what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living

creature, that was the name thereof.

 

2:20

And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and

to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an

help meet for him.

2:21

And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and

he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh

instead thereof;

2:22

And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a

woman, and brought her unto the man.

2:23

And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my

flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of

Man.

2:24

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall

cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

2:25

And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not

ashamed.

CHAPTER 3

 

3:

1

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which

the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath

God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

3:

2

And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of

the trees of the garden:

3:

3

But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God

hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

3:

4

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

3:

5

For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes

shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

3:

6

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and

that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make


 

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one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also

unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

 

3:

7

And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they

were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made

themselves aprons.

3:

8

And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden

in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from

the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

3:

9

And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where

art thou?

3:10

And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid,

because I was naked; and I hid myself.

3:11

And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten

of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

3:12

And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me,

she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

3:13

And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou

hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I

did eat.

3:14

And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done

this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the

field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the

days of thy life:

3:15

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between

thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt

bruise his heel.

3:16

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and

thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy

desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

3:17

And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the

voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded

thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy

sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;


 

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3:18

Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt

eat the herb of the field;

3:19

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto

the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and

unto dust shalt thou return.

3:20

And Adam called his wife痴 name Eve; because she was the mother

of all living.

3:21

Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of

skins, and clothed them.

3:22

And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us,

to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and

take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

3:23

Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden,

to till the ground from whence he was taken.

3:24

So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of

Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to

keep the way of the tree of life.

CHAPTER 4

 

4:

1

And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain,

and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

4:

2

And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of

sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

4:

3

And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the

fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.

4:

4

And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the

fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his

offering:

4:

5

But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was

very wroth, and his countenance fell.

4:

6

And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is

thy countenance fallen?


 

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4:

7

If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest

not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and

thou shalt rule over him.

4:

8

And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when

they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother,

and slew him.

4:

9

And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he

said, I know not: Am I my brother痴 keeper?

4:10

And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother痴

blood crieth unto me from the ground.

4:11

And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her

mouth to receive thy brother痴 blood from thy hand;

4:12

When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee

her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

4:13

And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I

can bear.

4:14

Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth;

and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a

vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that

findeth me shall slay me.

4:15

And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain,

vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a

mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

4:16

And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in

the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

4:17

And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and

he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of

his son, Enoch.

4:18

And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and

Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.

4:19

And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was

Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.


 

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4:20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents,

and of such as have cattle.

4:21 And his brother痴 name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as

handle the harp and organ.

4:22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer

in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.

4:23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice;

ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a

man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.

4:24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and

sevenfold.

4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his

name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed

instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his

name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

CHAPTER 5

5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God

created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their

name Adam, in the day when they were created.

5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his

own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:

5:4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight

hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:

5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty

years: and he died.

5:6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:

5:7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years,

and begat sons and daughters:

 


 

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And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and

he died.

5:

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And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan:

5:10

And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen

years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:11

And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he

died.

5:12

And Cainan lived seventy years and begat Mahalaleel:

5:13

And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty

years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:14

And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he

died.

5:15

And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:

5:16

And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty

years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:17

And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five

years: and he died.

5:18

And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat

Enoch:

5:19

And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat

sons and daughters:

5:20

And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years:

and he died.

5:21

And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:

5:22

And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three

hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:23

And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

5:24

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

5:25

And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and

begat Lamech.


 

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5:26

And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty

and two years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:27

And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine

years: and he died.

5:28

And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a

son:

5:29

And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us

concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground

which the LORD hath cursed.

5:30

And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five

years, and begat sons and daughters:

5:31

And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven

years: and he died.

5:32

And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham,

and Japheth.

CHAPTER 6

 

6:

1

And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of

the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

6:

2

That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair;

and they took them wives of all which they chose.

6:

3

And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man,

for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and man痴 life time limited to 120 years

twenty years.

6:

4

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that,

when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they

bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of

old, men of renown.

6:

5

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth,

and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only

evil continually.


 

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And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and

it grieved him at his heart.

6:

7

And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from

the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing,

and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

6:

8

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

6:

9

These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and

perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

6:10

And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

6:11

The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled

with violence.

6:12

And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all

flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

6:13

And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me;

for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will

destroy them with the earth.

6:14

Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the

ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

6:15

And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of

the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits,

and the height of it thirty cubits.

6:16

A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou

finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side

thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

6:17

And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to

destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven;

and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

6:18

But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come

into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons wives

with thee.

6:19

And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou

bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male

and female.


 

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6:20

Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every

creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall

come unto thee, to keep them alive.

6:21

And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt

gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

6:22

Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did

he.

CHAPTER 7

 

7:

1

And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into

the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

7:

2

Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male

and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male

and his female.

7:

3

Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep

seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

7:

4

For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty

days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made

will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

7:

5

And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.

7:

6

And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was

upon the earth.

7:

7

And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons wives

with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

7:

8

Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and

of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,

7:

9

There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and

the female, as God had commanded Noah.

7:10

And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood

were upon the earth.

7:11

In the six hundredth year of Noah痴 life, in the second month, the

seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains


 

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of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were

opened.

 

7:12

And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

7:13

In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and

Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah痴 wife, and the three wives of

his sons with them, into the ark;

7:14

They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their

kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after

his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.

7:15

And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh,

wherein is the breath of life.

7:16

And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God

had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.

7:17

And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters

increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.

7:18

And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the

earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

7:19

And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the

high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.

7:20

Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains

were covered.

7:21

And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of

cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon

the earth, and every man:

7:22

All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the

dry land, died.

7:23

And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the

face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things,

and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the

earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him

in the ark.

7:24

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CHAPTER 8

8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the

cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass

over the earth, and the waters asswaged;

8:2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were

stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after

the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of

the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

8:5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the

tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the

mountains seen.

8:6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the

window of the ark which he had made:

8:7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the

waters were dried up from off the earth.

8:8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were

abated from off the face of the ground;

8:9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she

returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of

the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and

pulled her in unto him into the ark.

8:10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the

dove out of the ark;

8:11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth

was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were

abated from off the earth.

8:12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove;

which returned not again unto him any more.

 


 

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8:13

And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first

month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from

off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and

looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

8:14

And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the

month, was the earth dried.

8:15

And God spake unto Noah, saying,

8:16

Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy

sons wives with thee.

8:17

Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all

flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that

creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the

earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

8:18

And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons

wives with him:

8:19

 

Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever

creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the

ark.

8:20

And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean

beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the

altar.

8:21

And the LORD smelled a sweet savor; and the LORD said in his

heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man痴 sake;

for the imagination of man痴 heart is evil from his youth; neither

will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

8:22

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat,

and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

CHAPTER 9

 

9:

1

And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be

fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

9:

2

And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast

of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth


 

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upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand

are they delivered.

 

9:

3

Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the

green herb have I given you all things.

9:

4

But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye

not eat.

9:

5

And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of

every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of

every man痴 brother will I require the life of man.

9:

6

Whoso sheddeth man痴 blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for

in the image of God made he man.

9:

7

And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in

the earth, and multiply therein.

9:

8

And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

9:

9

And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your

seed after you;

9:10

And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the

cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out

of the ark, to every beast of the earth.

9:11

And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh

be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there

any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

9:12

And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make

between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for

perpetual generations:

9:13

I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a

covenant between me and the earth.

9:14

And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that

the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

9:15

And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you

and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more

become a flood to destroy all flesh.


 

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9:16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I

may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every

living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

9:17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which

I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

9:18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and

Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.

9:19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth

overspread.

9:20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

9:21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered

within his tent.

9:22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father,

and told his two brethren without.

9:23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their

shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their

father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their

father痴 nakedness.

9:24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son

had done unto him.

9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be

unto his brethren.

9:26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall

be his servant.

9:27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem;

and Canaan shall be his servant.

9:28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

9:29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he

died.

 


 

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CHAPTER 10

 

10:

1

Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham,

and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.

10:

2

The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan,

and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

10:

3

And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

10:

4

And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and

Dodanim.

10:

5

By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every

one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

10:

6

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

10:

7

And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah,

and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

10:

8

And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.

10:

9

He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said,

Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.

10:10

And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and

Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

10:11

Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the

city Rehoboth, and Calah,

10:12

And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.

10:13

And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and

Naphtuhim,

10:14

And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and

Caphtorim.

10:15

And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth,

10:16

And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,

10:17

And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

10:18

And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and

afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.


 

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10:19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest

to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah,

and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

10:20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues,

in their countries, and in their nations.

10:21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother

of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.

10:22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud,

and Aram.

10:23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

10:24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.

10:25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for

in his days was the earth divided; and his brother痴 name was

Joktan.

10:26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and

Jerah,

10:27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,

10:28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

10:29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of

Joktan.

10:30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a

mount of the east.

10:31 These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues,

in their lands, after their nations.

10:32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations,

in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth

after the flood.

CHAPTER 11

11:1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

 


 

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11:

2

And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they

found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

11:

3

And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn

them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they

for morter.

11:

4

And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top

may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be

scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

11:

5

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which

the children of men builded.

11:

6

And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all

one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be

restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

11:

7

Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they

may not understand one another痴 speech.

11:

8

So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of

all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

11:

9

Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did

there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did

the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

11:10

These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old,

and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:

11:11

And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and

begat sons and daughters.

11:12

And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:

11:13

And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three

years, and begat sons and daughters.

11:14

And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:

11:15

And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years,

and begat sons and daughters.

11:16

And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:


 

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11:17

And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years,

and begat sons and daughters.

11:18

And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:

11:19

And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and

begat sons and daughters.

11:20

And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:

11:21

And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years,

and begat sons and daughters.

11:22

And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:

11:23

And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat

sons and daughters.

11:24

And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:

11:25

And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen

years, and begat sons and daughters.

11:26

And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and

Haran.

11:27

Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram,

Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

11:28

And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity,

in Ur of the Chaldees.

11:29

And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram痴

wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor痴 wife, Milcah, the daughter

of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

11:30

But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

11:31

And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son痴

son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram痴 wife; and they

went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land

of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

11:32

And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah

died in Haran.


 

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CHAPTER 12

 

12:

1

Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy

country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father痴 house, unto a

land that I will shew thee:

12:

2

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and

make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

12:

3

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth

thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

12:

4

So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot

went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he

departed out of Haran.

12:

5

And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother痴 son, and all

their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had

gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan;

and into the land of Canaan they came.

12:

6

And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto

the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

12:

7

And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed

will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD,

who appeared unto him.

12:

8

And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of

Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on

the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called

upon the name of the LORD.

12:

9

And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.

12:10

And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into

Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

12:11

And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt,

that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a

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12:12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee,

that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they

will save thee alive.

12:13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me

for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

12:14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the

Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

12:15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before

Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh痴 house.

12:16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and

oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she

asses, and camels.

12:17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues

because of Sarai Abram痴 wife.

12:18 And Pharaoh called Abram and said, What is this that thou hast

done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?

12:19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me

to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.

12:20 And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent

him away, and his wife, and all that he had.

CHAPTER 13

13:1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he

had, and Lot with him, into the south.

13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

13:3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto

the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel

and Hai;

13:4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had make there at the first:

and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.

13:5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and

tents.

 


 

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13:6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell

together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell

together.

13:7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram痴 cattle and

the herdmen of Lot痴 cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite

dwelled then in the land.

13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee,

between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen;

for we be brethren.

13:9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee,

from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right;

or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

13:10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that

it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed

Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the

land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

13:11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east:

and they separated themselves the one from the other.

13:12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities

of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

13:13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD

exceedingly.

13:14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated

from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where

thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:

13:15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy

seed for ever.

13:16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man

can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be

numbered.

13:17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of

it; for I will give it unto thee.

 


 

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13:18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of

Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the

LORD.

CHAPTER 14

14:1 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar,

Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king

of nations;

14:2 That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha

king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of

Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.

14:3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the

salt sea.

14:4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year

they rebelled.

14:5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that

were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim,

and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emins in Shaveh Kiriathaim,

14:6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the

wilderness.

14:7 And they returned, and came to Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and

smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites,

that dwelt in Hazezontamar.

14:8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah,

and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of

Bela (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the

vale of Siddim;

14:9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of

nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar;

four kings with five.

14:10 And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of

Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained

fled to the mountain.

 


 

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14:11

And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their

victuals, and went their way.

14:12

And they took Lot, Abram痴 brother痴 son, who dwelt in Sodom,

and his goods, and departed.

14:13

And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew;

for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol,

and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

14:14

And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he

armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred

and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.

14:15

And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night,

and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the

left hand of Damascus.

14:16

And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his

brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

14:17

And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from

the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him,

at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king痴 dale.

14:18

And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and

he was the priest of the most high God.

14:19

And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high

God, possessor of heaven and earth:

14:20

And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine

enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

14:21

And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and

take the goods to thyself.

14:22

And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand

unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and

earth,

14:23

That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I

will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have

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14:24

Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of

the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them

take their portion.

CHAPTER 15

 

15:

1

After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a

vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding

great reward.

15:

2

And Abram said, LORD God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go

childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of

Damascus?

15:

3

And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo,

one born in my house is mine heir.

15:

4

And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This

shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine

own bowels shall be thine heir.

15:

5

And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward

heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he

said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

15:

6

And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for

righteousness.

15:

7

And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur

of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

15:

8

And he said, LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit

it?

15:

9

And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a

she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a

turtledove, and a young pigeon.

15:10

And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and

laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.

15:11

And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove

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15:12

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram;

and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

15:13

And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a

stranger in a land that is not their痴, and shall serve them; and they

shall afflict them four hundred years;

15:14

And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and

afterward shall they come out with great substance.

15:15

And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a

good old age.

15:16

But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the

iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

15:17

And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was

dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed

between those pieces.

15:18

In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying,

Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto

the great river, the river Euphrates:

15:19

The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

15:20

And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,

15:21

And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the

Jebusites.

CHAPTER 16

 

16:

1

Now Sarai Abram痴 wife bare him no children: and she had an

handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

16:

2

And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath

restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may

be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the

voice of Sarai.

16:

3

And Sarai Abram痴 wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after

Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to

her husband Abram to be his wife.


 

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16:4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw

that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

16:5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given

my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had

conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between

me and thee.

16:6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand; do to

her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she

fled from her face.

16:7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the

wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

16:8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai痴 maid, whence camest thou? and whither

wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress

Sarai.

16:9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress,

and submit thyself under her hands.

16:10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed

exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

16:11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with

child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because

the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

16:12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and

every man痴 hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of

all his brethren.

16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou

God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that

seeth me?

16:14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between

Kadesh and Bered.

16:15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son痴 name,

which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

16:16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare

Ishmael to Abram.

 


 

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CHAPTER 17

 

17:

1

And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD

appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God;

walk before me, and be thou perfect.

17:

2

And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will

multiply thee exceedingly.

17:

3

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

17:

4

As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a

father of many nations.

17:

5

Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name

shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

17:

6

And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of

thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

17:

7

And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy

seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to

be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

17:

8

And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land

wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an

everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

17:

9

And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant

therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.

17:10

This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you

and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be

circumcised.

17:11

And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a

token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

17:12

And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you,

every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or

bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.


 

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17:13

He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy

money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in

your flesh for an everlasting covenant.

17:14

And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not

circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath

broken my covenant.

17:15

And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not

call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.

17:16

And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will

bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people

shall be of her.

17:17

Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart,

Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and

shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

17:18

And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before

thee!

17:19

And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and

thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant

with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

17:20

And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him,

and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly;

twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

17:21

But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear

unto thee at this set time in the next year.

17:22

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

17:23

And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his

house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among

the men of Abraham痴 house; and circumcised the flesh of their

foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.

17:24

And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was

circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

17:25

And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was

circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.


 

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17:26

In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his

son.

17:27

And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with

money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

CHAPTER 18

 

18:

1

And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he

sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;

18:

2

And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by

him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent

door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

18:

3

And said, My LORD, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass

not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:

18:

4

Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and

rest yourselves under the tree:

18:

5

And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts;

after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your

servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.

18:

6

And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make

ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes

upon the hearth.

18:

7

And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good,

and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.

18:

8

And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed,

and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and

they did eat.

18:

9

And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said,

Behold, in the tent.

18:10

And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time

of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it

in the tent door, which was behind him.


 

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18:11

Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it

ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

18:12

Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed

old shall I have pleasure, my Lord being old also?

18:13

And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh,

saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

18:14

Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will

return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have

a son.

18:15

Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And

he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

18:16

And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and

Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.

18:17

And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I

do;

18:18

Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation,

and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

18:19

For I know him, that he will command his children and his

household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to

do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham

that which he hath spoken of him.

18:20

And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is

great, and because their sin is very grievous;

18:21

I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether

according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will

know.

18:22

And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward

Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

18:23

And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the

righteous with the wicked?

18:24

Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also

destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are

therein?


 

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18:25

That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous

with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked,

that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

18:26

And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the

city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

18:27

And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon

me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:

18:28

Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou

destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there

forty and five, I will not destroy it.

18:29

And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there

shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty痴

sake.

18:30

And he said unto him, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will

speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said,

I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

18:31

And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the

LORD: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he

said, I will not destroy it for twenty痴 sake.

18:32

And he said, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak yet

but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I

will not destroy it for ten痴 sake.

18:33

And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing

with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

CHAPTER 19

 

19:

1

And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the

gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he

bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

19:

2

And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your

servant痴 house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye

shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but

we will abide in the street all night.


 

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19:

3

And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him,

and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake

unleavened bread, and they did eat.

19:

4

But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of

Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the

people from every quarter:

19:

5

And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men

which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we

may know them.

19:

6

And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after

him,

19:

7

And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

19:

8

Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let

me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is

good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore

came they under the shadow of my roof.

19:

9

And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow

came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal

worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the

man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

19:10

But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to

them, and shut to the door.

19:11

And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with

blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to

find the door.

19:12

And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in

law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in

the city, bring them out of this place:

19:13

For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen

great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to

destroy it.

19:14

And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married

his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the


 

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LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked

unto his sons in law.

 

19:15

And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying,

Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest

thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

19:16

And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon

the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the

LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and

set him without the city.

19:17

And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad,

that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay

thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be

consumed.

19:18

And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my LORD:

19:19

Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou

hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in

saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil

take me, and I die:

19:20

Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh,

let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.

19:21

And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this

thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou

hast spoken.

19:22

Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou be

come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

19:23

The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

19:24

Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah

brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

19:25

And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the

inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

19:26

But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar

of salt.


 

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19:27

And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he

stood before the LORD:

19:28

And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the

land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country

went up as the smoke of a furnace.

19:29

And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain,

that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of

the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot

dwelt.

19:30

And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his

two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he

dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

19:31

And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and

there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner

of all the earth:

19:32

Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him,

that we may preserve seed of our father.

19:33

And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn

went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay

down, nor when she arose.

19:34

And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the

younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him

drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we

may preserve seed of our father.

19:35

And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the

younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she

lay down, nor when she arose.

19:36

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

19:37

And the first born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same

is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

19:38

And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name

Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto

this day.


 

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CHAPTER 20

 

20:

1

And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country,

and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.

20:

2

And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and

Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

20:

3

But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him,

Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast

taken; for she is a man痴 wife.

20:

4

But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, LORD, wilt

thou slay also a righteous nation?

20:

5

Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself

said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency

of my hands have I done this.

20:

6

And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst

this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from

sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

20:

7

Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he

shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not,

know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

20:

8

Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his

servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were

sore afraid.

20:

9

Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast

thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast

brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done

deeds unto me that ought not to be done.

20:10

And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou

hast done this thing?

20:11

And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is

not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife痴 sake.


 

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20:12

And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father,

but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

20:13

And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my

father痴 house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which

thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come,

say of me, He is my brother.

20:14

And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and

womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him

Sarah his wife.

20:15

And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it

pleaseth thee.

20:16

And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a

thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the

eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was

reproved.

20:17

So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his

wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.

20:18

For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of

Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham痴 wife.

CHAPTER 21

 

21:

1

And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did

unto Sarah as he had spoken.

21:

2

For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the

set time of which God had spoken to him.

21:

3

And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him,

whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

21:

4

And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as

God had commanded him.

21:

5

And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was

born unto him.


 

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21:

6

And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear

will laugh with me.

21:

7

And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah

should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his

old age.

21:

8

And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great

feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

21:

9

And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born

unto Abraham, mocking.

21:10

Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and

her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my

son, even with Isaac.

21:11

And the thing was very grievous in Abraham痴 sight because of his

son.

21:12

And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight

because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah

hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy

seed be called.

21:13

And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation,

because he is thy seed.

21:14

And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a

bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder,

and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered

in the wilderness of Beersheba.

21:15

And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under

one of the shrubs.

21:16

And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off,

as it were a bow shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the

child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.

21:17

And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to

Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar?

fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.


 

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21:18

Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make

him a great nation.

21:19

And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she

went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

21:20

And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the

wilderness, and became an archer.

21:21

And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a

wife out of the land of Egypt.

21:22

And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the

chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with

thee in all that thou doest:

21:23

Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal

falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son痴 son: but

according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do

unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

21:24

And Abraham said, I will swear.

21:25

And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water,

which Abimelech痴 servants had violently taken away.

21:26

And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing; neither

didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.

21:27

And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto

Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.

21:28

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

21:29

And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe

lambs which thou hast set by themselves?

21:30

And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my

hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this

well.

21:31

Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they swear

both of them.


 

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21:32

Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up,

and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the

land of the Philistines.

21:33

And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the

name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

21:34

And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines land many days.

CHAPTER 22

 

22:

1

And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt

Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I

am.

22:

2

And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou

lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for

a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

22:

3

And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass,

and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and

clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto

the place of which God had told him.

22:

4

Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the

place afar off.

22:

5

And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the

ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again

to you.

22:

6

And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon

Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they

went both of them together.

22:

7

And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and

he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the

wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

22:

8

And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a

burnt offering: so they went both of them together.


 

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22:

9

And they came to the place which God had told him of; and

Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound

Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

22:10

And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay

his son.

22:11

And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and

said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

22:12

And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any

thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou

hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.

22:13

And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind

him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and

took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of

his son.

22:14

And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is

said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

22:15

And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the

second time,

22:16

And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because

thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine

only son:

22:17

That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply

thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon

the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

22:18

And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;

because thou hast obeyed my voice.

22:19

So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and

went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.

22:20

And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham,

saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy

brother Nahor;

22:21

Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of

Aram,


 

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22:22

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

22:23

And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor,

Abraham痴 brother.

22:24

And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah,

and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

CHAPTER 23

 

23:

1

And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these

were the years of the life of Sarah.

23:

2

And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of

Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for

her.

23:

3

And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the

sons of Heth, saying,

23:

4

I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a

buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

23:

5

And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,

23:

6

Hear us, my Lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice

of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from

thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.

23:

7

And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the

land, even to the children of Heth.

23:

8

And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I

should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me

to Ephron the son of Zohar,

23:

9

That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which

is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall

give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.

23:10

And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the

Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth,

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23:11 Nay, my Lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is

therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give

I it thee: bury thy dead.

23:12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.

23:13 And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the

land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will

give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my

dead there.

23:14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,

23:15 My Lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels

of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy

dead.

23:16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to

Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons

of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the

merchant.

23:17 And the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, which was

before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the

trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about,

were made sure

23:18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of

Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

23:19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the

field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land

of Canaan.

23:20 And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto

Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.

CHAPTER 24

24:1 And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had

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24:

2

And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled

over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:

24:

3

And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and

the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son

of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

24:

4

But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a

wife unto my son Isaac.

24:

5

And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not

be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son

again unto the land from whence thou camest?

24:

6

And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my

son thither again.

24:

7

The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father痴

house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me,

and that swear unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land;

he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto

my son from thence.

24:

8

And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou

shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither

again.

24:

9

And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his

master, and swear to him concerning that matter.

24:10

And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and

departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he

arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.

24:11

And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well

of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go

out to draw water.

24:12

And he said O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee,

send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master

Abraham.

24:13

Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the

men of the city come out to draw water:


 

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24:14

And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let

down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say,

Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she

that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I

know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

24:15

And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold,

Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the

wife of Nahor, Abraham痴 brother, with her pitcher upon her

shoulder.

24:16

And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had

any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her

pitcher, and came up.

24:17

And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee,

drink a little water of thy pitcher.

24:18

And she said, Drink, my Lord: and she hasted, and let down her

pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.

24:19

And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw

water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.

24:20

And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran

again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.

24:21

And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the

LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.

24:22

And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man

took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for

her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;

24:23

And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there

room in thy father痴 house for us to lodge in?

24:24

And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of

Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.

24:25

She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender

enough, and room to lodge in.

24:26

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24:27

And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham,

who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I

being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master痴

brethren.

24:28

And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother痴 house these

things.

24:29

And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban

ran out unto the man, unto the well.

24:30

And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon

his sister痴 hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his

sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the

man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

24:31

And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore

standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for

the camels.

24:32

And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and

gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his

feet, and the men痴 feet that were with him.

24:33

And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not

eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.

24:34

And he said, I am Abraham痴 servant.

24:35

And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become

great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold,

and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.

24:36

And Sarah my master痴 wife bare a son to my master when she

was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath.

24:37

And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife

to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I

dwell:

24:38

But thou shalt go unto my father痴 house, and to my kindred, and

take a wife unto my son.

24:39

And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not

follow me.


 

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24:40

And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send

his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a

wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father痴 house:

24:41

Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to

my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from

my oath.

24:42

And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my

master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:

24:43

Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that

when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give

me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink;

24:44

And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy

camels: let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath

appointed out for my master痴 son.

24:45

And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah

came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down

unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I

pray thee.

24:46

And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder,

and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank,

and she made the camels drink also.

24:47

And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said,

the daughter of Bethuel, Nahor痴 son, whom Milcah bare unto him:

and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her

hands.

24:48

And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and

blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me

in the right way to take my master痴 brother痴 daughter unto his

son.

24:49

And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me:

and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.

24:50

Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth

from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.


 

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24:51

Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy

master痴 son痴 wife, as the LORD hath spoken.

24:52

And it came to pass, that, when Abraham痴 servant heard their

words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.

24:53

And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold,

and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother

and to her mother precious things.

24:54

And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him,

and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said,

Send me away unto my master.

24:55

And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us

a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.

24:56

And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath

prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.

24:57

And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth.

24:58

And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this

man? And she said, I will go.

24:59

And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and

Abraham痴 servant, and his men.

24:60

And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister,

be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed

possess the gate of those which hate them.

24:61

And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the

camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and

went his way.

24:62

And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in

the south country.

24:63

And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he

lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.

24:64

And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she

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24:65

For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in

the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master:

therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.

24:66

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

24:67

And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah痴 tent, and took

Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was

comforted after his mother痴 death.

CHAPTER 25

 

25:

1

Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.

25:

2

And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian,

and Ishbak, and Shuah.

25:

3

And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were

Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

25:

4

And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and

Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

25:

5

And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

25:

6

But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had,

Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while

he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

25:

7

And these are the days of the years of Abraham痴 life which he

lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

25:

8

Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old

man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

25:

9

And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of

Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite,

which is before Mamre;

25:10

The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was

Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

25:11

And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed

his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.


 

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25:12

Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham痴 son, whom

Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah痴 handmaid, bare unto Abraham:

25:13

And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names,

according to their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth;

and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

25:14

And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,

25:15

Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

25:16

These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their

towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their

nations.

25:17

And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and

thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost and died; and was

gathered unto his people.

25:18

And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as

thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his

brethren.

25:19

And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham痴 son: Abraham

begat Isaac:

25:20

And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the

daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban

the Syrian.

25:21

And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was

barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife

conceived.

25:22

And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be

so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.

25:23

And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and

two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the

one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder

shall serve the younger.

25:24

And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there

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25:25

And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they

called his name Esau.

25:26

And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on

Esau痴 heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was

threescore years old when she bare them.

25:27

And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the

field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

25:28

And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but

Rebekah loved Jacob.

25:29

And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was

faint:

25:30

And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red

pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

25:31

And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

25:32

And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit

shall this birthright do to me?

25:33

And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he swear unto him: and

he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

25:34

Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat

and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his

birthright.

CHAPTER 26

 

26:

1

And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was

in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of

the Philistines unto Gerar.

26:

2

And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into

Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:

26:

3

Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for

unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I

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26:

4

And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and

will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all

the nations of the earth be blessed;

26:

5

Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my

commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

26:

6

And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:

26:

7

And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is

my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the

men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair

to look upon.

26:

8

And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that

Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw,

and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.

26:

9

And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is

thy wife; and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said

unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.

26:10

And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of

the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou

shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.

26:11

And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth

this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

26:12

Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an

hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.

26:13

And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he

became very great:

26:14

For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great

store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.

26:15

For all the wells which his father痴 servants had digged in the days

of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled

them with earth.

26:16

And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much

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26:17 And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of

Gerar, and dwelt there.

26:18 And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in

the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped

them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after

the names by which his father had called them.

26:19 And Isaac痴 servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of

springing water.

26:20 And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac痴 herdmen, saying,

The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because

they strove with him.

26:21 And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he

called the name of it Sitnah.

26:22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that

they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said,

For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful

in the land.

26:23 And he went up from thence to Beersheba.

26:24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am

the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and

will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham痴

sake.

26:25 And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the

LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac痴 servants digged

a well.

26:26 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his

friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.

26:27 And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye

hate me, and have sent me away from you?

26:28 And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee:

and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us

and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;

 


 

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26:29

That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as

we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away

in peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD.

26:30

And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.

26:31

And they rose up betimes in the morning, and swear one to

another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in

peace.

26:32

And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac痴 servants came, and

told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto

him, We have found water.

26:33

And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beersheba

unto this day.

26:34

And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the

daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon

the Hittite:

26:35

Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

CHAPTER 27

 

27:

1

And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were

dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said

unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I.

27:

2

And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my

death:

27:

3

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy

bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;

27:

4

And make me savory meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I

may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die.

27:

5

And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau

went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.

27:

6

And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard

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27:

7

Bring me venison, and make me savory meat, that I may eat, and

bless thee before the LORD before my death.

27:

8

Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I

command thee.

27:

9

Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of

the goats; and I will make them savory meat for thy father, such as

he loveth:

27:10

And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he

may bless thee before his death.

27:11

And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is

a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:

27:12

My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a

deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.

27:13

And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son:

only obey my voice, and go fetch me them.

27:14

And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his

mother made savory meat, such as his father loved.

27:15

And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which

were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger

son:

27:16

And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and

upon the smooth of his neck:

27:17

And she gave the savory meat and the bread, which she had

prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

27:18

And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said,

Here am I; who art thou, my son?

27:19

And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy first born; I have

done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of

my venison, that thy soul may bless me.

27:20

And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so

quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God

brought it to me.


 

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27:21

And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel

thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.

27:22

And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and

said, The voice is Jacob痴 voice, but the hands are the hands of

Esau.

27:23

And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his

brother Esau痴 hands: so he blessed him.

27:24

And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.

27:25

And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son痴

venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to

him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine and he drank.

27:26

And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me,

my son.

27:27

And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his

raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as

the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:

27:28

Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of

the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

27:29

Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be Lord over

thy brethren, and let thy mother痴 sons bow down to thee: cursed

be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

27:30

And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing

Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of

Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

27:31

And he also had made savory meat, and brought it unto his father,

and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son痴

venison, that thy soul may bless me.

27:32

And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I

am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.

27:33

And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he

that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all

before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be

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27:34

And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great

and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even

me also, O my father.

27:35

And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away

thy blessing.

27:36

And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted

me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now

he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not

reserved a blessing for me?

27:37

And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him

thy Lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and

with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now

unto thee, my son?

27:38

And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my

father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his

voice, and wept.

27:39

And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy

dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven

from above;

27:40

And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and

it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou

shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

27:41

And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father

blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for

my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.

27:42

And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and

she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him,

Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself,

purposing to kill thee.

27:43

Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; arise, flee thou to Laban

my brother to Haran;

27:44

And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother痴 fury turn away;


 

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27:45

Until thy brother痴 anger turn away from thee, and he forget that

which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from

thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?

27:46

And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the

daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth,

such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good

shall my life do me?

CHAPTER 28

 

28:

1

And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said

unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

28:

2

Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother痴

father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughers of Laban

thy mother痴 brother.

28:

3

And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply

thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;

28:

4

And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed

with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a

stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

28:

5

And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto Laban,

son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob痴 and

Esau痴 mother.

28:

6

When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to

Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed

him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the

daughers of Canaan;

28:

7

And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to

Padanaram;

28:

8

And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his

father;

28:

9

Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he

had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham痴 son, the sister of

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28:10

And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.

28:11

And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night,

because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place,

and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

28:12

And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the

top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending

and descending on it.

28:13

And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD

God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land

whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

28:14

And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt

spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to

the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the

earth be blessed.

28:15

And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places

whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I

will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to

thee of.

28:16

And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD

is in this place; and I knew it not.

28:17

And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is

none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

28:18

And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he

had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil

upon the top of it.

28:19

And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that

city was called Luz at the first.

28:20

And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will

keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and

raiment to put on,

28:21

So that I come again to my father痴 house in peace; then shall the

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28:22

And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God痴 house:

and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto

thee.

CHAPTER 29

 

29:

1

Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the

people of the east.

29:

2

And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were

three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered

the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well痴 mouth.

29:

3

And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone

from the well痴 mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone

again upon the well痴 mouth in his place.

29:

4

And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they

said, Of Haran are we.

29:

5

And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And

they said, We know him.

29:

6

And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and,

behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.

29:

7

And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle

should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed

them.

29:

8

And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together,

and till they roll the stone from the well痴 mouth; then we water

the sheep.

29:

9

And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father痴

sheep; for she kept them.

29:10

And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban

his mother痴 brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother痴 brother,

that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well痴 mouth,

and watered the flock of Laban his mother痴 brother.

29:11

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29:12

And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father痴 brother, and that he

was Rebekah痴 son: and she ran and told her father.

29:13

And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his

sister痴 son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed

him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these

things.

29:14

And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh.

And he abode with him the space of a month.

29:15

And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother,

shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall

thy wages be?

29:16

And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and

the name of the younger was Rachel.

29:17

Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favored.

29:18

And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for

Rachel thy younger daughter.

29:19

And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I

should give her to another man: abide with me.

29:20

And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto

him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

29:21

And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are

fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

29:22

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

feast.

29:23

And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter,

and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.

29:24

And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an

handmaid.

29:25

And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and

he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I

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29:26 And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the

younger before the firstborn.

29:27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service

which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.

29:28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel

his daughter to wife also.

29:29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be

her maid.

29:30 And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more

than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her

womb: but Rachel was barren.

29:32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name

Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my

affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.

29:33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the

LORD hath heard I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son

also: and she called his name Simeon.

29:34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time

will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three

sons: therefore was his name called Levi.

29:35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I

praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah; and left

bearing.

CHAPTER 30

30:1 And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel

envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I

die.

30:2 And Jacob痴 anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in

God痴 stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

 


 

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30:

3

And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall

bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.

30:

4

And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in

unto her.

30:

5

And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.

30:

6

And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my

voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

30:

7

And Bilhah Rachel痴 maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second

son.

30:

8

And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my

sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

30:

9

When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid,

and gave her Jacob to wife.

30:10

And Zilpah Leah痴 maid bare Jacob a son.

30:11

And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.

30:12

And Zilpah Leah痴 maid bare Jacob a second son.

30:13

And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed:

and she called his name Asher.

30:14

And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found

mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah.

Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son痴

mandrakes.

30:15

And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my

husband? and wouldest thou take away my son痴 mandrakes also?

And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to night for thy

son痴 mandrakes.

30:16

And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out

to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I

have hired thee with my son痴 mandrakes. And he lay with her that

night.

30:17

And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob

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30:18

And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given

my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.

30:19

And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.

30:20

And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good dowry; now will

my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and

she called his name Zebulun.

30:21

And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.

30:22

And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and

opened her womb.

30:23

And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away

my reproach:

30:24

And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to

me another son.

30:25

And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said

unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place,

and to my country.

30:26

Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee,

and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee.

30:27

And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favor in thine

eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath

blessed me for thy sake.

30:28

And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

30:29

And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and

how thy cattle was with me.

30:30

For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now

increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since

my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house

also?

30:31

And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt

not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again

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30:32

I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all

the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the

sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such

shall be my hire.

30:33

So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it

shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not

speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the

sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.

30:34

And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy

word.

30:35

And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and

spotted, and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, and

every one that had some white in it, and all the brown among the

sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.

30:36

And he set three days journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and

Jacob fed the rest of Laban痴 flocks.

30:37

And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and

chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white

appear which was in the rods.

30:38

And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the

gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that

they should conceive when they came to drink.

30:39

And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle

ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.

30:40

And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks

toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and

he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto

Laban痴 cattle.

30:41

And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive,

that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters,

that they might conceive among the rods.

30:42

But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler

were Laban痴, and the stronger Jacob痴.


 

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30:43 And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and

maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.

CHAPTER 31

31:1 And he heard the words of Laban痴 sons, saying, Jacob hath taken

away all that was our father痴; and of that which was our father痴

hath he gotten all this glory.

31:2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was

not toward him as before.

31:3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy

fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

31:4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his

flock,

31:5 And said unto them, I see your father痴 countenance, that it is not

toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.

31:6 And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.

31:7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten

times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

31:8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle

bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire;

then bare all the cattle ringstraked.

31:9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given

them to me.

31:10 And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I

lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams

which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and

grisled.

31:11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob:

And I said, Here am I.

31:12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which

leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I

have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.

 


 

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31:13

I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and

where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from

this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.

31:14

And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any

portion or inheritance for us in our father痴 house?

31:15

Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath

quite devoured also our money.

31:16

For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is

ours, and our children痴: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto

thee, do.

31:17

Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;

31:18

And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had

gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padanaram,

for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.

31:19

And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the

images that were her father痴.

31:20

And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he

told him not that he fled.

31:21

So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the

river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.

31:22

And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.

31:23

And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven

days journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

31:24

And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said

unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or

bad.

31:25

Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the

mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of

Gilead.

31:26

And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast

stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as

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31:27

Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me;

and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth,

and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?

31:28

And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou

hast now done foolishly in so doing.

31:29

It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your

father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou

speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

31:30

And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore

longedst after thy father痴 house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen

my gods?

31:31

And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I

said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from

me.

31:32

With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before

our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee.

For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.

31:33

And Laban went into Jacob痴 tent, and into Leah痴 tent, and into

the two maidservants tents; but he found them not. Then went he

out of Leah痴 tent, and entered into Rachel痴 tent.

31:34

Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel痴

furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but

found them not.

31:35

And she said to her father, Let it not displease my Lord that I

cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me.

And he searched but found not the images.

31:36

And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered

and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou

hast so hotly pursued after me?

31:37

Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of

all thy household stuff? set it here before my brethren and thy

brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.


 

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31:38

This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she

goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I

not eaten.

31:39

That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the

loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day,

or stolen by night.

31:40

Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by

night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.

31:41

Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen

years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou

hast changed my wages ten times.

31:42

Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of

Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now

empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labor of my hands,

and rebuked thee yesternight.

31:43

And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my

daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are

my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this

day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they

have born?

31:44

Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and

let it be for a witness between me and thee.

31:45

And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.

31:46

And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took

stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.

31:47

And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

31:48

And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this

day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;

31:49

And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee,

when we are absent one from another.

31:50

If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives

beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness

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31:51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar,

which I have cast betwixt me and thee:

31:52 This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not

pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this

heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.

31:53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their

father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob swear by the fear of his father

Isaac.

31:54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his

brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in

the mount.

31:55 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and

his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned

unto his place.

CHAPTER 32

32:1 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.

32:2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God痴 host: and he

called the name of that place Mahanaim.

32:3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the

land of Seir, the country of Edom.

32:4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my

Lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with

Laban, and stayed there until now:

32:5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and

womenservants: and I have sent to tell my Lord, that I may find

grace in thy sight.

32:6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy

brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred

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32:

7

Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the

people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the

camels, into two bands;

32:

8

And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the

other company which is left shall escape.

32:

9

And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my

father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy

country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:

32:10

I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth,

which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I

passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.

32:11

Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the

hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and

the mother with the children.

32:12

And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as

the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

32:13

And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came

to his hand a present for Esau his brother;

32:14

Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes,

and twenty rams,

32:15

Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls,

twenty she asses, and ten foals.

32:16

And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove

by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me,

and put a space betwixt drove and drove.

32:17

And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother

meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither

goest thou? and whose are these before thee?

32:18

Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob痴; it is a present

sent unto my Lord Esau: and, behold, also he is behind us.

32:19

And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that

followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto

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32:20

And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For

he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me,

and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.

32:21

So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night

in the company.

32:22

And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two

womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford

Jabbok.

32:23

And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over

that he had.

32:24

And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until

the breaking of the day.

32:25

And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the

hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob痴 thigh was out of

joint, as he wrestled with him.

32:26

And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will

not let thee go, except thou bless me.

32:27

And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.

32:28

And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel:

for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast

prevailed.

32:29

And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name.

And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name?

And he blessed him there.

32:30

And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God

face to face, and my life is preserved.

32:31

And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted

upon his thigh.

32:32

Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank,

which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he

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CHAPTER 33

33:1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came,

and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto

Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.

33:2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah

and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

33:3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground

seven times, until he came near to his brother.

33:4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck,

and kissed him: and they wept.

33:5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children;

and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children

which God hath graciously given thy servant.

33:6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they

bowed themselves.

33:7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves:

and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed

themselves.

33:8 And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met?

And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my Lord.

33:9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast

unto thyself.

33:10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy

sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen

thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast

pleased with me.

33:11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God

hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he

urged him, and he took it.

33:12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go

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33:13

And he said unto him, My Lord knoweth that the children are

tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if

men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.

33:14

Let my Lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will

lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the

children be able to endure, until I come unto my Lord unto Seir.

33:15

And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that

are with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the

sight of my Lord.

33:16

So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

33:17

And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made

booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called

Succoth.

33:18

And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land

of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his tent

before the city.

33:19

And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at

the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem痴 father, for an

hundred pieces of money.

33:20

And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.

CHAPTER 34

 

34:

1

And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went

out to see the daughters of the land.

34:

2

And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the

country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

34:

3

And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved

the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.

34:

4

And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this

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34:

5

And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his

sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until

they were come.

34:

6

And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to

commune with him.

34:

7

And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it:

and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he

had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob痴 daughter: which

thing ought not to be done.

34:

8

And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son

Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to

wife.

34:

9

And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us,

and take our daughters unto you.

34:10

And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell

and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.

34:11

And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me

find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.

34:12

Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as

ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

34:13

And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father

deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:

34:14

And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our

sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto

us:

34:15

But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that

every male of you be circumcised;

34:16

Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your

daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become

one people.

34:17

But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we

take our daughter, and we will be gone.

34:18

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34:19

And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had

delight in Jacob痴 daughter: and he was more honorable than all the

house of his father.

34:20

And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city,

and communed with the men of their city, saying,

34:21

These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the

land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for

them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give

them our daughters.

34:22

Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to

be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are

circumcised.

34:23

Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of their痴

be our痴? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with

us.

34:24

And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went

out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that

went out of the gate of his city.

34:25

And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that

two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah痴 brethren, took

each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all

the males.

34:26

And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the

sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem痴 house, and went out.

34:27

The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city,

because they had defiled their sister.

34:28

They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that

which was in the city, and that which was in the field,

34:29

And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took

they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house.

34:30

And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make

me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the

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shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall

be destroyed, I and my house.

34:31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?

CHAPTER 35

35:1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there:

and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when

thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

35:2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him,

Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and

change your garments:

35:3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar

unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was

with me in the way which I went.

35:4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their

hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid

them under the oak which was by Shechem.

35:5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that

were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of

Jacob.

35:6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is,

Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.

35:7 And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because

there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his

brother.

35:8 But Deborah Rebekah痴 nurse died, and she was buried beneath

Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.

35:9 And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of

Padanaram, and blessed him.

35:10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be

called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called

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35:11

And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and

multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and

kings shall come out of thy loins;

35:12

And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it,

and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

35:13

And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him.

35:14

And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him,

even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and

he poured oil thereon.

35:15

And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him,

Bethel.

35:16

And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to

come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor.

35:17

And it came to pass, when she was in hard labor, that the midwife

said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.

35:18

And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died)

that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.

35:19

And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is

Bethlehem.

35:20

And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel痴

grave unto this day.

35:21

And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of

Edar.

35:22

And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben

went and lay with Bilhah his father痴 concubine: and Israel heard it.

Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:

35:23

The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob痴 firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi,

and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:

35:24

The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:

35:25

And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel痴 handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:

35:26

And the sons of Zilpah, Leah痴 handmaid: Gad, and Asher: these

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35:27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of

Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

35:28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.

35:29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his

people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob

buried him.

CHAPTER 36

36:1 Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom.

36:2 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter

of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the

daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;

36:3 And Bashemath Ishmael痴 daughter, sister of Nebajoth.

36:4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;

36:5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the

sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.

36:6 And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all

the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all

his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went

into the country from the face of his brother Jacob.

36:7 For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and

the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because

of their cattle.

36:8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom.

36:9 And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in

mount Seir:

36:10 These are the names of Esau痴 sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the

wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau.

36:11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam,

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36:12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau痴 son; and she bare to

Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah Esau痴 wife.

36:13 And these are the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and

Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau痴 wife.

36:14 And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the

daughter of Zibeon, Esau痴 wife: and she bare to Esau Jeush, and

Jaalam, and Korah.

36:15 These were dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the

firstborn son of Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke

Kenaz,

36:16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Amalek: these are the dukes

that came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these were the sons of

Adah.

36:17 And these are the sons of Reuel Esau痴 son; duke Nahath, duke

Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these are the dukes that came

of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Bashemath

Esau痴 wife.

36:18 And these are the sons of Aholibamah Esau痴 wife; duke Jeush,

duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these were the dukes that came of

Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau痴 wife.

36:19 These are the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these are their

dukes.

36:20 These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land;

Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,

36:21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these are the dukes of the

Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.

36:22 And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan痴

sister was Timna.

36:23 And the children of Shobal were these; Alvan, and Manahath, and

Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.

36:24 And these are the children of Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this

was that Anah that found the mules in the wilderness, as he fed the

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36:25 And the children of Anah were these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the

daughter of Anah.

36:26 And these are the children of Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and

Ithran, and Cheran.

36:27 The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.

36:28 The children of Dishan are these; Uz, and Aran.

36:29 These are the dukes that came of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke

Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,

36:30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these are the dukes that

came of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir.

36:31 And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before

there reigned any king over the children of Israel.

36:32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his city

was Dinhabah.

36:33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his

stead.

36:34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in his

stead.

36:35 And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote

Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of

his city was Avith.

36:36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.

36:37 And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his

stead.

36:38 And Saul died, and Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his

stead.

36:39 And Baalhanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his

stead: and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife痴 name was

Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.

36:40 And these are the names of the dukes that came of Esau, according

to their families, after their places, by their names; duke Timnah,

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36:41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,

36:42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,

36:43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these be the dukes of Edom, according

to their habitations in the land of their possession: he is Esau the

father of the Edomites.

CHAPTER 37

37:1 And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in

the land of Canaan.

37:2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years

old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with

the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father痴 wives:

and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.

37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was

the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors.

37:4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than

all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably

unto him.

37:5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they

hated him yet the more.

37:6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have

dreamed:

37:7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf

arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood

round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.

37:8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or

shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet

the more for his dreams, and for his words.

37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and

said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun

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37:10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father

rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast

dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to

bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?

37:11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.

37:12 And his brethren went to feed their father痴 flock in Shechem.

37:13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed the flock in

Shechem? come, and I will send thee unto them. And he said to

him, Here am I.

37:14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with

thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So

he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

37:15 And a certain man found him, and, behold, he was wandering in the

field: and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?

37:16 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they

feed their flocks.

37:17 And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say,

Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and

found them in Dothan.

37:18 And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto

them, they conspired against him to slay him.

37:19 And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.

37:20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some

pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we

shall see what will become of his dreams.

37:21 And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and

said, Let us not kill him.

37:22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this

pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he

might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.

37:23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren,

that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colors that

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37:24

And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty,

there was no water in it.

37:25

And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and

looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead

with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to

carry it down to Egypt.

37:26

And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our

brother, and conceal his blood?

37:27

Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand

be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren

were content.

37:28

Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and

lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites

for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.

37:29

And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in

the pit; and he rent his clothes.

37:30

And he returned unto his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I,

whither shall I go?

37:31

And they took Joseph痴 coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and

dipped the coat in the blood;

37:32

And they sent the coat of many colors, and they brought it to their

father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy

son痴 coat or no.

37:33

And he knew it, and said, It is my son痴 coat; an evil beast hath

devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.

37:34

And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and

mourned for his son many days.

37:35

And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but

he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the

grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

37:36

And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer

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CHAPTER 38

38:1 And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his

brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was

Hirah.

38:2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose

name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her.

38:3 And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.

38:4 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name

Onan.

38:5 And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name

Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.

38:6 And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was

Tamar.

38:7 And Er, Judah痴 firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD;

and the LORD slew him.

38:8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother痴 wife, and

marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

38:9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to

pass, when he went in unto his brother痴 wife, that he spilled it on

the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.

38:10 And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he

slew him also.

38:11 Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at

thy father痴 house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest

peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and

dwelt in her father痴 house.

38:12 And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah痴 wife died;

and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to

Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

38:13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up

to Timnath to shear his sheep.

 


 

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38:14

And she put her widow痴 garments off from her, and covered her

with a vail, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is

by the way to Timnath; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and

she was not given unto him to wife.

38:15

When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she

had covered her face.

38:16

And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee,

let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his

daughter in law.) And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou

mayest come in unto me?

38:17

And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. And she said,

Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?

38:18

And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy

signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he

gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.

38:19

And she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail from her, and

put on the garments of her widowhood.

38:20

And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to

receive his pledge from the woman痴 hand: but he found her not.

38:21

Then he asked the men of that place, saying, Where is the harlot,

that was openly by the way side? And they said, There was no

harlot in this place.

38:22

And he returned to Judah, and said, I cannot find her; and also the

men of the place said, that there was no harlot in this place.

38:23

And Judah said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I

sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.

38:24

And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told

Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot;

and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said,

Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.

38:25

When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying,

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Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and

staff.

38:26 And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more

righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And

he knew her again no more.

38:27 And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins

were in her womb.

38:28 And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his

hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet

thread, saying, This came out first.

38:29 And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his

brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this

breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez.

38:30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread

upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.

CHAPTER 39

39:1 And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer

of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the

hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.

39:2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man;

and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

39:3 And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the

LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.

39:4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he

made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into

his hand.

39:5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer

in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the

Egyptian痴 house for Joseph痴 sake; and the blessing of the LORD

was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

 


 

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6

And he left all that he had in Joseph痴 hand; and he knew not ought

he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly

person, and well favored.

39:

7

And it came to pass after these things, that his master痴 wife cast

her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.

39:

8

But he refused, and said unto his master痴 wife, Behold, my master

wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed

all that he hath to my hand;

39:

9

There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back

any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then

can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

39:10

And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he

hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.

39:11

And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the

house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the

house there within.

39:12

And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he

left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

39:13

And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in

her hand, and was fled forth,

39:14

That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them,

saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he

came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:

39:15

And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and

cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.

39:16

And she laid up his garment by her, until his Lord came home.

39:17

And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The

Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me

to mock me:

39:18

And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left

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39:19

And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife,

which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy

servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.

39:20

And Joseph痴 master took him, and put him into the prison, a

place where the king痴 prisoners were bound: and he was there in

the prison.

39:21

But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave

him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

39:22

And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph痴 hand all the

prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there,

he was the doer of it.

39:23

The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under

his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did,

the LORD made it to prosper.

CHAPTER 40

 

40:

1

And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of

Egypt and his baker had offended their Lord the king of Egypt.

40:

2

And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the

chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.

40:

3

And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard,

into the prison, the place where Joseph was bound.

40:

4

And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he

served them: and they continued a season in ward.

40:

5

And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in

one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream,

the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in

the prison.

40:

6

And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon

them, and, behold, they were sad.

40:

7

And he asked Pharaoh痴 officers that were with him in the ward of

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40:

8

And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no

interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not

interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.

40:

9

And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In

my dream, behold, a vine was before me;

40:10

And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it

budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof

brought forth ripe grapes:

40:11

And Pharaoh痴 cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and

pressed them into Pharaoh痴 cup, and I gave the cup into

Pharaoh痴 hand.

40:12

And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The

three branches are three days:

40:13

Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore

thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh痴 cup into his

hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.

40:14

But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew

kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto

Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:

40:15

For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and

here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the

dungeon.

40:16

When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said

unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three

white baskets on my head:

40:17

And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats

for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my

head.

40:18

And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof:

The three baskets are three days:

40:19

Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee,

and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from

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40:20

And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh痴 birthday,

that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head

of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.

40:21

And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he

gave the cup into Pharaoh痴 hand:

40:22

But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.

40:23

Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

CHAPTER 41

 

41:

1

And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh

dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.

41:

2

And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favored kine

and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.

41:

3

And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river,

ill favored and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the

brink of the river.

41:

4

And the ill favored and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well

favored and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

41:

5

And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears

of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.

41:

6

And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung

up after them.

41:

7

And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And

Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.

41:

8

And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled;

and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the

wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was

none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.

41:

9

Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember

my faults this day:

41:10

Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the

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41:11

And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each

man according to the interpretation of his dream.

41:12

And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to

the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us

our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.

41:13

And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he

restored unto mine office, and him he hanged.

41:14

Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily

out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his

raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

41:15

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there

is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou

canst understand a dream to interpret it.

41:16

And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall

give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

41:17

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon

the bank of the river:

41:18

And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed

and well favored; and they fed in a meadow:

41:19

And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very

ill favored and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of

Egypt for badness:

41:20

And the lean and the ill favored kine did eat up the first seven fat

kine:

41:21

And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that

they had eaten them; but they were still ill favored, as at the

beginning. So I awoke.

41:22

And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one

stalk, full and good:

41:23

And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east

wind, sprung up after them:

41:24

And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this

unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare it to me.


 

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41:25

And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God

hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.

41:26

The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are

seven years: the dream is one.

41:27

And the seven thin and ill favored kine that came up after them are

seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind

shall be seven years of famine.

41:28

This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is

about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.

41:29

Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the

land of Egypt:

41:30

And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the

plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall

consume the land;

41:31

And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that

famine following; for it shall be very grievous.

41:32

And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is

because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring

it to pass.

41:33

Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and

set him over the land of Egypt.

41:34

Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and

take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous

years.

41:35

And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and

lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in

the cities.

41:36

And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years

of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish

not through the famine.

41:37

And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of

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41:38

And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this

is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?

41:39

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed

thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:

41:40

Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all

my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

41:41

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land

of Egypt.

41:42

And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon

Joseph痴 hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a

gold chain about his neck;

41:43

And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and

they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all

the land of Egypt.

41:44

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee

shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.

41:45

And Pharaoh called Joseph痴 name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave

him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And

Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.

41:46

And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh

king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh,

and went throughout all the land of Egypt.

41:47

And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by

handfuls.

41:48

And he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which were in

the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the

field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.

41:49

And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until

he left numbering; for it was without number.

41:50

And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine

came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare

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41:51

And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God,

said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father痴 house.

41:52

And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath

caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.

41:53

And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of

Egypt, were ended.

41:54

And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph

had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of

Egypt there was bread.

41:55

And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to

Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go

unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.

41:56

And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph

opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the

famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.

41:57

And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn;

because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

CHAPTER 42

 

42:

1

Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said

unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?

42:

2

And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get

you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live,

and not die.

42:

3

And Joseph痴 ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt.

42:

4

But Benjamin, Joseph痴 brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren;

for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him.

42:

5

And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came:

for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

42:

6

And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold

to all the people of the land: and Joseph痴 brethren came, and

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42:

7

And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself

strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto

them, Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan

to buy food.

42:

8

And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.

42:

9

And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them,

and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land

ye are come.

42:10

And they said unto him, Nay, my Lord, but to buy food are thy

servants come.

42:11

We are all one man痴 sons; we are true men, thy servants are no

spies.

42:12

And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land

ye are come.

42:13

And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one

man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day

with our father, and one is not.

42:14

And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you,

saying, Ye are spies:

42:15

Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go

forth hence, except your youngest brother come hither.

42:16

Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be

kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be

any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.

42:17

And he put them all together into ward three days.

42:18

And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I

fear God:

42:19

If ye be true men, let one of your brethren be bound in the house of

your prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine of your houses:

42:20

But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be

verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.


 

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42:21

And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our

brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought

us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

42:22

And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying,

Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore,

behold, also his blood is required.

42:23

And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake

unto them by an interpreter.

42:24

And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to

them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon,

and bound him before their eyes.

42:25

Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to

restore every man痴 money into his sack, and to give them

provision for the way: and thus did he unto them.

42:26

And they laded their asses with the corn, and departed thence.

42:27

And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in

the inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack痴

mouth.

42:28

And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is

even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid,

saying one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?

42:29

And they came unto Jacob their father unto the land of Canaan,

and told him all that befell unto them; saying,

42:30

The man, who is the Lord of the land, spake roughly to us, and

took us for spies of the country.

42:31

And we said unto him, We are true men; we are no spies:

42:32

We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the

youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.

42:33

And the man, the Lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I

know that ye are true men; leave one of your brethren here with

me, and take food for the famine of your households, and be gone:


 

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42:34

And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that

ye are no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your

brother, and ye shall traffick in the land.

42:35

And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold,

every man痴 bundle of money was in his sack: and when both they

and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.

42:36

And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my

children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take

Benjamin away: all these things are against me.

42:37

And Reuben spake unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I

bring him not to thee: deliver him into my hand, and I will bring

him to thee again.

42:38

And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is

dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the

which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow

to the grave.

CHAPTER 43

 

43:

1

And the famine was sore in the land.

43:

2

And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they

had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again,

buy us a little food.

43:

3

And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest

unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be

with you.

43:

4

If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy

thee food:

43:

5

But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for the man

said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with

you.

43:

6

And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the

man whether ye had yet a brother?


 

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43:

7

And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our

kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother?

and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we

certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?

43:

8

And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we

will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou,

and also our little ones.

43:

9

I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I

bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear

the blame for ever:

43:10

For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this

second time.

43:11

And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do

this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry

down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices,

and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:

43:12

And take double money in your hand; and the money that was

brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your

hand; peradventure it was an oversight:

43:13

Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:

43:14

And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may

send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of

my children, I am bereaved.

43:15

And the men took that present, and they took double money in

their hand and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt,

and stood before Joseph.

43:16

And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of

his house, Bring these men home, and slay, and make ready; for

these men shall dine with me at noon.

43:17

And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the men into

Joseph痴 house.

43:18

And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph痴

house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in


 

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our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek

occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and

our asses.

 

43:19

And they came near to the steward of Joseph痴 house, and they

communed with him at the door of the house,

43:20

And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy

food:

43:21

And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our

sacks, and, behold, every man痴 money was in the mouth of his

sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our

hand.

43:22

And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food:

we cannot tell who put our money in our sacks.

43:23

And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of

your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your

money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.

43:24

And the man brought the men into Joseph痴 house, and gave them

water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses

provender.

43:25

And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for

they heard that they should eat bread there.

43:26

And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which

was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to

the earth.

43:27

And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well,

the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?

43:28

And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is

yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.

43:29

And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his

mother痴 son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye

spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son.


 

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43:30

And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother:

and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and

wept there.

43:31

And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and

said, Set on bread.

43:32

And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves,

and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves:

because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for

that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

43:33

And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright,

and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled

one at another.

43:34

And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but

Benjamin痴 mess was five times so much as any of their痴. And

they drank, and were merry with him.

CHAPTER 44

 

44:

1

And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the

men痴 sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every

man痴 money in his sack痴 mouth.

44:

2

And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack痴 mouth of the

youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the word

that Joseph had spoken.

44:

3

As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they

and their asses.

44:

4

And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off,

Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when

thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye

rewarded evil for good?

44:

5

Is not this it in which my Lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he

divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.

44:

6

And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.


 

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44:

7

And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my Lord these words?

God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing:

44:

8

Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks mouths, we

brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should

we steal out of thy lord痴 house silver or gold?

44:

9

With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and

we also will be my lord痴 bondmen.

44:10

And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with

whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.

44:11

Then they speedily took down every man his sack to the ground,

and opened every man his sack.

44:12

And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest:

and the cup was found in Benjamin痴 sack.

44:13

Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and

returned to the city.

44:14

And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph痴 house; for he was

yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.

44:15

And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done?

wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?

44:16

And Judah said, What shall we say unto my Lord? what shall we

speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the

iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are my lord痴 servants, both

we, and he also with whom the cup is found.

44:17

And he said, God forbid that I should do so: but the man in whose

hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get

you up in peace unto your father.

44:18

Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my Lord, let thy

servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord痴 ears, and let not

thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.

44:19

My Lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a

brother?


 

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44:20

And we said unto my Lord, We have a father, an old man, and a

child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he

alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.

44:21

And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me, that I

may set mine eyes upon him.

44:22

And we said unto my Lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if

he should leave his father, his father would die.

44:23

And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother

come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.

44:24

And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father,

we told him the words of my Lord.

44:25

And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.

44:26

And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with

us, then will we go down: for we may not see the man痴 face,

except our youngest brother be with us.

44:27

And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife

bare me two sons:

44:28

And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn in

pieces; and I saw him not since:

44:29

And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall

bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

44:30

Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad

be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad痴 life;

44:31

It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us,

that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of

thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.

44:32

For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying,

If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my

father for ever.

44:33

Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the lad

a bondman to my Lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren.


 

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44:34

For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me?

lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.

CHAPTER 45

 

45:

1

Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood

by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And

there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known

unto his brethren.

45:

2

And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh

heard.

45:

3

And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father

yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were

troubled at his presence.

45:

4

And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you.

And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom

ye sold into Egypt.

45:

5

Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye

sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

45:

6

For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there

are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.

45:

7

And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the

earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

45:

8

So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath

made me a father to Pharaoh, and Lord of all his house, and a ruler

throughout all the land of Egypt.

45:

9

Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith

thy son Joseph, God hath made me Lord of all Egypt: come down

unto me, tarry not:

45:10

And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near

unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children痴 children, and

thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast:


 

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45:11

And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine;

lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to

poverty.

45:12

And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin,

that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.

45:13

And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that

ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.

45:14

And he fell upon his brother Benjamin痴 neck, and wept; and

Benjamin wept upon his neck.

45:15

Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after

that his brethren talked with him.

45:16

And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh痴 house, saying,

Joseph痴 brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his

servants.

45:17

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye;

lade your beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;

45:18

And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and

I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the

fat of the land.

45:19

Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the

land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring

your father, and come.

45:20

Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is

your痴.

45:21

And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons,

according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them

provision for the way.

45:22

To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to

Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes

of raiment.

45:23

And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the

good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn and bread

and meat for his father by the way.


 

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45:24

So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto

them, See that ye fall not out by the way.

45:25

And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan

unto Jacob their father,

45:26

And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over

all the land of Egypt. And Jacob痴 heart fainted, for he believed

them not.

45:27

And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto

them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry

him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:

45:28

And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go

and see him before I die.

CHAPTER 46

 

46:

1

And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to

Beersheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.

46:

2

And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said,

Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.

46:

3

And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down

into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:

46:

4

I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring

thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.

46:

5

And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel carried

Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the

wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

46:

6

And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten

in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed

with him:

46:

7

His sons, and his sons sons with him, his daughters, and his sons

daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.

46:

8

And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into

Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, Jacob痴 firstborn.


 

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46:9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and

Carmi.

46:10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin,

and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.

46:11 And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

46:12 And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and

Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of

Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.

46:13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.

46:14 And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.

46:15 These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in

Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and

his daughters were thirty and three.

46:16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri,

and Arodi, and Areli.

46:17 And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah,

and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.

46:18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his

daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.

46:19 The sons of Rachel Jacob痴 wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.

46:20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and

Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On

bare unto him.

46:21 And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel,

Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and

Ard.

46:22 These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the

souls were fourteen.

46:23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim.

46:24 And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and

Shillem.

 


 

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46:25

These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his

daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.

46:26

All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of

his loins, besides Jacob痴 sons wives, all the souls were threescore

and six;

46:27

And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two

souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt,

were threescore and ten.

46:28

And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto

Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

46:29

And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his

father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on

his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

46:30

And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy

face, because thou art yet alive.

46:31

And Joseph said unto his brethren, and unto his father痴 house, I

will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him, My brethren, and

my father痴 house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come

unto me;

46:32

And the men are shepherds, for their trade hath been to feed cattle;

and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that

they have.

46:33

And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh shall call you, and shall

say, What is your occupation?

46:34

That ye shall say, Thy servants trade hath been about cattle from

our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye

may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an

abomination unto the Egyptians.

CHAPTER 47

 

47:

1

Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my

brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have,


 

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are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the

land of Goshen.

47:2 And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented

them unto Pharaoh.

47:3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation?

And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we,

and also our fathers.

47:4 They said morever unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we

come; for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the

famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee,

let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen.

47:5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy

brethren are come unto thee:

47:6 The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy

father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell:

and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make

them rulers over my cattle.

47:7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before

Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.

47:8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?

47:9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my

pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the

days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the

days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their

pilgrimage.

47:10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.

47:11 And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a

possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land

of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.

47:12 And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his

father痴 household, with bread, according to their families.

 


 

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47:13

And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very

sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted

by reason of the famine.

47:14

And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land

of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they

bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh痴 house.

47:15

And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of

Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us

bread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money

faileth.

47:16

And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your

cattle, if money fail.

47:17

And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them

bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle

of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all

their cattle for that year.

47:18

When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year,

and said unto him, We will not hide it from my Lord, how that our

money is spent; my Lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not

ought left in the sight of my Lord, but our bodies, and our lands:

47:19

Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land?

buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants

unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that

the land be not desolate.

47:20

And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the

Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed

over them: so the land became Pharaoh痴.

47:21

And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of

the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.

47:22

Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a

portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which

Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.


 

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47:23

Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this

day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye

shall sow the land.

47:24

And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth

part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of

the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and

for food for your little ones.

47:25

And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in the

sight of my Lord, and we will be Pharaoh痴 servants.

47:26

And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day,

that Pharaoh should have the fifth part, except the land of the

priests only, which became not Pharaoh痴.

47:27

And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen;

and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied

exceedingly.

47:28

And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole

age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.

47:29

And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son

Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight,

put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and

truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:

47:30

But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of

Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as

thou hast said.

47:31

And he said, Swear unto me. And he swear unto him. And Israel

bowed himself upon the bed痴 head.

CHAPTER 48

 

48:

1

And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph,

Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons,

Manasseh and Ephraim.

48:

2

And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto

thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.


 

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48:

3

And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at

Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

48:

4

And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply

thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give

this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.

48:

5

And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born

unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt,

are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.

48:

6

And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and

shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.

48:

7

And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the

land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to

come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath;

the same is Bethlehem.

48:

8

And Israel beheld Joseph痴 sons, and said, Who are these?

48:

9

And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God

hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee,

unto me, and I will bless them.

48:10

Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see.

And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and

embraced them.

48:11

And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and,

lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.

48:12

And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he

bowed himself with his face to the earth.

48:13

And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward

Israel痴 left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel痴

right hand, and brought them near unto him.

48:14

And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim痴

head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh痴

head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.


 

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48:15

And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers

Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long

unto this day,

48:16

The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let

my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham

and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the

earth.

48:17

And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the

head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father痴

hand, to remove it from Ephraim痴 head unto Manasseh痴 head.

48:18

And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the

firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

48:19

And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he

also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his

younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become

a multitude of nations.

48:20

And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless,

saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set

Ephraim before Manasseh.

48:21

And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with

you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

48:22

Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren,

which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and

with my bow.

CHAPTER 49

 

49:

1

And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves

together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last

days.

49:

2

Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and

hearken unto Israel your father.

49:

3

Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my

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49:

4

Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to

thy father痴 bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

49:

5

Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their

habitations.

49:

6

O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly,

mine honor, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man,

and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

49:

7

Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was

cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

49:

8

Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall

be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father痴 children shall bow

down before thee.

49:

9

Judah is a lion痴 whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up:

he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who

shall rouse him up?

49:10

The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from

between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the

gathering of the people be.

49:11

Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass痴 colt unto the choice

vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood

of grapes:

49:12

His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

49:13

Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an

haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.

49:14

Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens:

49:15

And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant;

and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.

49:16

Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

49:17

Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth

the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

49:18

I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.

49:19

Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.


 

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49:20

Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal

dainties.

49:21

Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.

49:22

Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose

branches run over the wall:

49:23

The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated

him:

49:24

But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were

made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from

thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)

49:25

Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the

Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above,

blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and

of the womb:

49:26

The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of

my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they

shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him

that was separate from his brethren.

49:27

Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the

prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

49:28

All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their

father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to

his blessing he blessed them.

49:29

And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto

my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field

of Ephron the Hittite,

49:30

In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before

Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the

field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace.

49:31

There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried

Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.

49:32

The purchase of the field and of the cave that is therein was from

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49:33

And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he

gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was

gathered unto his people.

CHAPTER 50

 

50:

1

And Joseph fell upon his father痴 face, and wept upon him, and

kissed him.

50:

2

And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his

father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.

50:

3

And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days

of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him

threescore and ten days.

50:

4

And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto

the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your

eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

50:

5

My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I

have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me.

Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I

will come again.

50:

6

And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he

made thee swear.

50:

7

And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all

the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders

of the land of Egypt,

50:

8

And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father痴

house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they

left in the land of Goshen.

50:

9

And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it

was a very great company.

50:10

And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond

Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore

lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.


 

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50:11

And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the

mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous

mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called

Abelmizraim, which is beyond Jordan.

50:12

And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:

50:13

For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in

the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with

the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite,

before Mamre.

50:14

And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that

went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.

50:15

And when Joseph痴 brethren saw that their father was dead, they

said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us

all the evil which we did unto him.

50:16

And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did

command before he died, saying,

50:17

So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass

of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now,

we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of

thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.

50:18

And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they

said, Behold, we be thy servants.

50:19

And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

50:20

But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto

good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

50:21

Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones.

And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

50:22

And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father痴 house: and Joseph

lived an hundred and ten years.

50:23

And Joseph saw Ephraim痴 children of the third generation: the

children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up

upon Joseph痴 knees.


 

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50:24

And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit

you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he swear to

Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

50:25

And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will

surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

50:26

So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they

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The Second Book of Moses

 

Commonly Called

 

EXODUS

 

 

CHAPTER 1

 

1:

1

Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into

Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.

1:

2

Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,

1:

3

Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,

1:

4

Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

1:

5

And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy

souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.

1:

6

And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.

1:

7

And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly,

and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled

with them.

1:

8

Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not

Joseph.

1:

9

And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of

Israel are more and mightier than we:

1:10

Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it

come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also

unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of

the land.

1:11

Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with

their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom

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1:12

But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and

grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.

1:13

And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor:

1:14

And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and

in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service,

wherein they made them serve, was with rigor.

1:15

And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which

the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:

1:16

And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew

women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall

kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.

1:17

But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt

commanded them, but saved the men children alive.

1:18

And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them,

Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children

alive?

1:19

And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women

are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are

delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.

1:20

Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people

multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

1:21

And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he

made them houses.

1:22

And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born

ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.

CHAPTER 2

 

2:

1

And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a

daughter of Levi.

2:

2

And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him

that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.


 

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2:

3

And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of

bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the

child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river痴 brink.

2:

4

And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

2:

5

And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the

river; and her maidens walked along by the river痴 side; and when

she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.

2:

6

And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the

babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one

of the Hebrews children.

2:

7

Then said his sister to Pharaoh痴 daughter, Shall I go and call to

thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child

for thee?

2:

8

And Pharaoh痴 daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and

called the child痴 mother.

2:

9

And Pharaoh痴 daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and

nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the women

took the child, and nursed it.

2:10

And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh痴 daughter,

and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she

said, Because I drew him out of the water.

2:11

And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that

he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he

spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.

2:12

And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there

was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

2:13

And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the

Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong,

Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?

2:14

And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us?

intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And

Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.


 

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2:15

Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But

Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of

Midian: and he sat down by a well.

2:16

Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and

drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father痴 flock.

2:17

And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood

up and helped them, and watered their flock.

2:18

And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that

ye are come so soon to day?

2:19

And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the

shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the

flock.

2:20

And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye

have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.

2:21

And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses

Zipporah his daughter.

2:22

And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he

said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

2:23

And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died:

and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they

cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

2:24

And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant

with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

2:25

And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect

unto them.

CHAPTER 3

 

3:

1

Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of

Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came

to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.


 

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3:

2

And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire

out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush

burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

3:

3

And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight,

why the bush is not burnt.

3:

4

And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called

unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses.

And he said, Here am I.

3:

5

And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy

feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

3:

6

Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of

Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid

his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

3:

7

And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people

which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their

taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

3:

8

And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the

Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land

and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the

place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the

Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

3:

9

Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come

unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the

Egyptians oppress them.

3:10

Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou

mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

3:11

And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto

Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of

Egypt?

3:12

And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token

unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the

people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.


 

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3:13

And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children

of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath

sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name?

what shall I say unto them?

3:14

And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus

shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto

you.

3:15

And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the

children of Israel, the LORD God of your fathers, the God of

Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me

unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto

all generations.

3:16

Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The

LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of

Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and

seen that which is done to you in Egypt:

3:17

And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt

unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites,

and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land

flowing with milk and honey.

3:18

And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and

the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto

him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now

let us go, we beseech thee, three days journey into the wilderness,

that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.

3:19

And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not

by a mighty hand.

3:20

And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my

wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will

let you go.

3:21

And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians: and

it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty.

3:22

But every woman shall borrow of her neighbor, and of her that

sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and


 

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raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your

daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.

CHAPTER 4

4:1 And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe

me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath

not appeared unto thee.

4:2 And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he

said, A rod.

4:3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground,

and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.

4:4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it

by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became

a rod in his hand:

4:5 That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the

God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath

appeared unto thee.

4:6 And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand

into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he

took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.

4:7 And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again. And he put his

hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his bosom, and,

behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.

4:8 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither

hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the

voice of the latter sign.

4:9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two

signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the

water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water

which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry

land.

 


 

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4:10

And Moses said unto the LORD, O my LORD, I am not eloquent,

neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant:

but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

4:11

And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man痴 mouth? or

who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not

I the LORD?

4:12

Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee

what thou shalt say.

4:13

And he said, O my LORD, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him

whom thou wilt send.

4:14

And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he

said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak

well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he

seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.

4:15

And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I

will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you

what ye shall do.

4:16

And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be,

even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to

him instead of God.

4:17

And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do

signs.

4:18

And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father in law, and said

unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren

which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro

said to Moses, Go in peace.

4:19

And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt:

for all the men are dead which sought thy life.

4:20

And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass,

and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of

God in his hand.

4:21

And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into

Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I


 

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have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not

let the people go.

4:22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is

my son, even my firstborn:

4:23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if

thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy

firstborn.

4:24 And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met

him, and sought to kill him.

4:25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her

son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art

thou to me.

4:26 So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because

of the circumcision.

4:27 And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet

Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed

him.

4:28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent

him, and all the signs which he had commanded him.

4:29 And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of

the children of Israel:

4:30 And Aaron spake all the words which the LORD had spoken unto

Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.

4:31 And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had

visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their

affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

CHAPTER 5

5:1 And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus

saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may

hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.

 


 

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5:

2

And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice

to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.

5:

3

And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us

go, we pray thee, three days journey into the desert, and sacrifice

unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or

with the sword.

5:

4

And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses

and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you unto your

burdens.

5:

5

And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many,

and ye make them rest from their burdens.

5:

6

And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the

people, and their officers, saying,

5:

7

Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as

heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.

5:

8

And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall

lay upon them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof: for they be

idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.

5:

9

Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labor

therein; and let them not regard vain words.

5:10

And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and

they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not

give you straw.

5:11

Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it: yet not ought of your

work shall be diminished.

5:12

So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of

Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.

5:13

And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, your

daily tasks, as when there was straw.

5:14

And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh痴

taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded,

Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick both

yesterday and to day, as heretofore?


 

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5:15 Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto

Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants?

5:16 There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us,

Make brick: and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in

thine own people.

5:17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and

do sacrifice to the LORD.

5:18 Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you,

yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.

5:19 And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in

evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish ought from your

bricks of your daily task.

5:20 And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they

came forth from Pharaoh:

5:21 And they said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge;

because ye have made our savor to be abhorred in the eyes of

Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their

hand to slay us.

5:22 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, LORD, wherefore

hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou hast

sent me?

5:23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done

evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all.

CHAPTER 6

6:1 Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will

do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with

a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.

6:2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:

6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the

name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not

known to them.

 


 

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6:

4

And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them

the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were

strangers.

6:

5

And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom

the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my

covenant.

6:

6

Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I

will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I

will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a

stretched out arm, and with great judgments:

6:

7

And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God:

and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth

you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

6:

8

And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did

swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give

it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.

6:

9

And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they

hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel

bondage.

6:10

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

6:11

Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of

Israel go out of his land.

6:12

And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children

of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear

me, who am of uncircumcised lips?

6:13

And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them

a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of

Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

6:14

These be the heads of their fathers houses: The sons of Reuben

the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these

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6:15

And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin,

and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman: these are the

families of Simeon.

6:16

And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their

generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of the

life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven years.

6:17

The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to their families.

6:18

And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and

Uzziel: and the years of the life of Kohath were an hundred thirty

and three years.

6:19

And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: these are the families

of Levi according to their generations.

6:20

And Amram took him Jochebed his father痴 sister to wife; and she

bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram

were an hundred and thirty and seven years.

6:21

And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.

6:22

And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri.

6:23

And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of

Naashon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and

Ithamar.

6:24

And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these

are the families of the Korhites.

6:25

And Eleazar Aaron痴 son took him one of the daughters of Putiel

to wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads of the

fathers of the Levites according to their families.

6:26

These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said, Bring

out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their

armies.

6:27

These are they which spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out

the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron.

6:28

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6:29

That the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, I am the LORD: speak

thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee.

6:30

And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised

lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?

CHAPTER 7

 

7:

1

And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a God to

Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.

7:

2

Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother

shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of

his land.

7:

3

And I will harden Pharaoh痴 heart, and multiply my signs and my

wonders in the land of Egypt.

7:

4

But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand

upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the

children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.

7:

5

And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch

forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel

from among them.

7:

6

And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded them, so did

they.

7:

7

And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and

three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh.

7:

8

And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

7:

9

When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for

you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it

before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.

7:10

And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as

the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before

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7:11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the

magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their

enchantments.

7:12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents:

but Aaron痴 rod swallowed up their rods.

7:13 And he hardened Pharaoh痴 heart, that he hearkened not unto them;

as the LORD had said.

7:14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh痴 heart is hardened, he

refuseth to let the people go.

7:15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the

water; and thou shalt stand by the river痴 brink against he come;

and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine

hand.

7:16 And thou shalt say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews

hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may

serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto thou wouldest not

hear.

7:17 Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the

LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon

the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.

7:18 And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink;

and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the water of the river.

7:19 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod,

and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their

streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their

pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be

blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood,

and in vessels of stone.

7:20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he

lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the

sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters

that were in the river were turned to blood.

 


 

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7:21 And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the

Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was

blood throughout all the land of Egypt.

7:22 And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and

Pharaoh痴 heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as

the LORD had said.

7:23 And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he set his

heart to this also.

7:24 And all the Egyptians digged round about the river for water to

drink; for they could not drink of the water of the river.

7:25 And seven days were fulfilled, after that the LORD had smitten

the river.

CHAPTER 8

8:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto

him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve

me.

8:2 And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy

borders with frogs:

8:3 And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up

and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy

bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and

into thine ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs:

8:4 And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people,

and upon all thy servants.

8:5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth

thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over

the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.

8:6 And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and

the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.

8:7 And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up

frogs upon the land of Egypt.

 


 

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8:

8

Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Intreat the

LORD, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my

people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto

the LORD.

8:

9

And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I intreat

for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the

frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river

only?

8:10

And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word:

that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our

God.

8:11

And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and

from thy servants, and from thy people; they shall remain in the

river only.

8:12

And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried

unto the LORD because of the frogs which he had brought against

Pharaoh.

8:13

And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs

died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields.

8:14

And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank.

8:15

But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his

heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.

8:16

And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy

rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice

throughout all the land of Egypt.

8:17

And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod,

and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in

beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of

Egypt.

8:18

And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth

lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon

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8:19

Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God:

and Pharaoh痴 heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto

them; as the LORD had said.

8:20

And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and

stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to the water; and say

unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may

serve me.

8:21

Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms

of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people,

and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full

of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are.

8:22

And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my

people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou

mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.

8:23

And I will put a division between my people and thy people: to

morrow shall this sign be.

8:24

And the LORD did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies

into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants houses, and into

all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the

swarm of flies.

8:25

And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go ye,

sacrifice to your God in the land.

8:26

And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice the

abomination of the Egyptians to the LORD our God: lo, shall we

sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and

will they not stone us?

8:27

We will go three days journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to

the LORD our God, as he shall command us.

8:28

And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the

LORD your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very far

away: intreat for me.

8:29

And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and I will intreat the

LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his

servants, and from his people, to morrow: but let not Pharaoh deal


 

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deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the

LORD.

8:30 And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the LORD.

8:31 And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and he

removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and

from his people; there remained not one.

8:32 And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he

let the people go.

CHAPTER 9

9:1 Then the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell

him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people

go, that they may serve me.

9:2 For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still,

9:3 Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the

field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the

oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.

9:4 And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the

cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the

children痴 of Israel.

9:5 And the LORD appointed a set time, saying, To morrow the

LORD shall do this thing in the land.

9:6 And the LORD did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of

Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.

9:7 And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not one of the cattle of

the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he

did not let the people go.

9:8 And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you

handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward

the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.

 


 

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9:

9

And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be

a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast,

throughout all the land of Egypt.

9:10

And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and

Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking

forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.

9:11

And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the

boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the

Egyptians.

9:12

And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened

not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses.

9:13

And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and

stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD

God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.

9:14

For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and

upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know

that there is none like me in all the earth.

9:15

For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy

people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth.

9:16

And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew

in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout

all the earth.

9:17

As yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not

let them go?

9:18

Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very

grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation

thereof even until now.

9:19

Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in

the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the

field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon

them, and they shall die.

9:20

He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of

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9:21 And he that regarded not the word of the LORD left his servants

and his cattle in the field.

9:22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward

heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man,

and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the

land of Egypt.

9:23 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD

sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and

the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.

9:24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous,

such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it

became a nation.

9:25 And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in

the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the

field, and brake every tree of the field.

9:26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was

there no hail.

9:27 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto

them, I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous, and I and my

people are wicked.

9:28 Intreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty

thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no

longer.

9:29 And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I

will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder shall

cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know

how that the earth is the LORD痴.

9:30 But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear

the LORD God.

9:31 And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the

ear, and the flax was bolled.

9:32 But the wheat and the rie were not smitten: for they were not

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9:33 And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad

his hands unto the LORD: and the thunders and hail ceased, and

the rain was not poured upon the earth.

9:34 And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders

were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his

servants.

9:35 And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the

children of Israel go; as the LORD had spoken by Moses.

CHAPTER 10

10:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have

hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew

these my signs before him:

10:2 And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son痴

son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I

have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the

LORD.

10:3 And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him,

Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou

refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they

may serve me.

10:4 Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I

bring the locusts into thy coast:

10:5 And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able

to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is

escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat

every tree which groweth for you out of the field:

10:6 And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy servants,

and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither thy fathers, nor

thy fathers fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon

the earth unto this day. And he turned himself, and went out from

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10:

7

And Pharaoh痴 servants said unto him, How long shall this man be

a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD

their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?

10:

8

And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh: and he

said unto them, Go, serve the LORD your God: but who are they

that shall go?

10:

9

And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old, with

our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our

herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto the LORD.

10:10

And he said unto them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let

you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.

10:11

Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve the LORD; for that ye

did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh痴 presence.

10:12

And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the

land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the

land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail

hath left.

10:13

And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the

LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that

night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

10:14

And the locust went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all

the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there

were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.

10:15

For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was

darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit

of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any

green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the

land of Egypt.

10:16

Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I

have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you.

10:17

Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and

intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this

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10:18

And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the LORD.

10:19

And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took

away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained

not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.

10:20

But the LORD hardened Pharaoh痴 heart, so that he would not let

the children of Israel go.

10:21

And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward

heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even

darkness which may be felt.

10:22

And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was

a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:

10:23

They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for

three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

10:24

And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve the LORD;

only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your little ones

also go with you.

10:25

And Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt

offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God.

10:26

Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an hoof be left

behind; for thereof must we take to serve the LORD our God; and

we know not with what we must serve the LORD, until we come

thither.

10:27

But the LORD hardened Pharaoh痴 heart, and he would not let

them go.

10:28

And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to

thyself, see my face no more; for in that day thou seest my face

thou shalt die.

10:29

And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see thy face again

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CHAPTER 11

 

11:

1

And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more

upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go

hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out

hence altogether.

11:

2

Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of

his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver and

jewels of gold.

11:

3

And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians.

Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in

the sight of Pharaoh痴 servants, and in the sight of the people.

11:

4

And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go

out into the midst of Egypt:

11:

5

And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first

born of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the

firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the

firstborn of beasts.

11:

6

And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt,

such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.

11:

7

But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his

tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the

LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.

11:

8

And all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and bow

down themselves unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people

that follow thee: and after that I will go out. And he went out from

Pharaoh in a great anger.

11:

9

And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall not hearken unto

you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.

11:10

And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and

the LORD hardened Pharaoh痴 heart, so that he would not let the

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CHAPTER 12

 

12:

1

And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt

saying,

12:

2

This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be

the first month of the year to you.

12:

3

Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth

day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb,

according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:

12:

4

And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his

neighbor next unto his house take it according to the number of the

souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for

the lamb.

12:

5

Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye

shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:

12:

6

And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same

month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall

kill it in the evening.

12:

7

And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side

posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall

eat it.

12:

8

And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and

unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

12:

9

Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire;

his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

12:10

And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that

which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.

12:11

And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on

your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste:

it is the LORD痴 passover.

12:12

For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite

all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and


 

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against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the

LORD.

12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where

ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the

plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land

of Egypt.

12:14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it

a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it

a feast by an ordinance for ever.

12:15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye

shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth

leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul

shall be cut off from Israel.

12:16 And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the

seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner

of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat,

that only may be done of you.

12:17 And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this

selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt:

therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an

ordinance for ever.

12:18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye

shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the

month at even.

12:19 Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for

whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut

off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or

born in the land.

12:20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat

unleavened bread.

12:21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them,

Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill

the passover.

 


 

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12:22

And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is

in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the

blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door

of his house until the morning.

12:23

For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when

he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the

LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to

come in unto your houses to smite you.

12:24

And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy

sons for ever.

12:25

And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the

LORD will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall

keep this service.

12:26

And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you,

What mean ye by this service?

12:27

That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD痴 passover, who

passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he

smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people

bowed the head and worshipped.

12:28

And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had

commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.

12:29

And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the

firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that

sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the

dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.

12:30

And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all

the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was

not a house where there was not one dead.

12:31

And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up,

and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children

of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said.

12:32

Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone;

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12:33

And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might

send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead

men.

12:34

And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their

kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their

shoulders.

12:35

And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and

they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of

gold, and raiment:

12:36

And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians,

so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they

spoiled the Egyptians.

12:37

And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth,

about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children.

12:38

And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and

herds, even very much cattle.

12:39

And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought

forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were

thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared

for themselves any victual.

12:40

Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt,

was four hundred and thirty years.

12:41

And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty

years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of

the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.

12:42

It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them

out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be

observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.

12:43

And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance

of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:

12:44

But every man痴 servant that is bought for money, when thou hast

circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.

12:45

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12:46

In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of

the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone

thereof.

12:47

All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.

12:48

And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the

passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then

let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in

the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.

12:49

One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger

that sojourneth among you.

12:50

Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded

Moses and Aaron, so did they.

12:51

And it came to pass the selfsame day, that the LORD did bring the

children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.

CHAPTER 13

 

13:

1

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

13:

2

Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb

among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.

13:

3

And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye

came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength

of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no

leavened bread be eaten.

13:

4

This day came ye out in the month Abib.

13:

5

And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the

Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites,

and the Jebusites, which he swear unto thy fathers to give thee, a

land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service

in this month.

13:

6

Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day

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13:

7

Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no

leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen

with thee in all thy quarters.

13:

8

And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done

because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth

out of Egypt.

13:

9

And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a

memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD痴 law may be in thy

mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of

Egypt.

13:10

Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to

year.

13:11

And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the

Canaanites, as he swear unto thee and to thy fathers, and shall give

it thee,

13:12

That thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the

matrix, and every firstling that cometh of a beast which thou hast;

the males shall be the LORD痴.

13:13

And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if

thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck: and all the

firstborn of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.

13:14

And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying,

What is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand the

LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:

13:15

And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the

LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the

firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to

the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the

firstborn of my children I redeem.

13:16

And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets

between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us

forth out of Egypt.

13:17

And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God

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although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people

repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:

 

13:18

But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness

of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of

the land of Egypt.

13:19

And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly

sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and

ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.

13:20

And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in

Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.

13:21

And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to

lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them

light; to go by day and night:

13:22

He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of

fire by night, from before the people.

CHAPTER 14

 

14:

1

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

14:

2

Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before

Pihahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baalzephon:

before it shall ye encamp by the sea.

14:

3

For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in

the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.

14:

4

And I will harden Pharaoh痴 heart, that he shall follow after them;

and I will be honored upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the

Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.

14:

5

And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the

heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people,

and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go

from serving us?

14:

6

And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:


 

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14:

7

And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of

Egypt, and captains over every one of them.

14:

8

And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and

he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel

went out with an high hand.

14:

9

But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots

of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them

encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.

14:10

And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their

eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they

were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the

LORD.

14:11

And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt,

hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast

thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?

14:12

Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us

alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for

us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the

wilderness.

14:13

And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see

the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for

the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again

no more for ever.

14:14

The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

14:15

And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me?

speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:

14:16

But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea,

and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground

through the midst of the sea.

14:17

And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they

shall follow them: and I will get me honor upon Pharaoh, and upon

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14:18

And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have

gotten me honor upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his

horsemen.

14:19

And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel,

removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went

from before their face, and stood behind them:

14:20

And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of

Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by

night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.

14:21

And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD

caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and

made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

14:22

And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the

dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right

hand, and on their left.

14:23

And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of

the sea, even all Pharaoh痴 horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

14:24

And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked

unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the

cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,

14:25

And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so

that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the

LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

14:26

And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the

sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon

their chariots, and upon their horsemen.

14:27

And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea

returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the

Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians

in the midst of the sea.

14:28

And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the

horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after

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14:29 But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the

sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and

on their left.

14:30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the

Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.

14:31 And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the

Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the

LORD, and his servant Moses.

CHAPTER 15

15:1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the

LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath

triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into

the sea.

15:2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my

salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my

father痴 God, and I will exalt him.

15:3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.

15:4 Pharaoh痴 chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his

chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.

15:5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a

stone.

15:6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right

hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.

15:7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown

them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which

consumed them as stubble.

15:8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered

together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were

congealed in the heart of the sea.

15:9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the

spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword,

my hand shall destroy them.

 


 

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15:10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank

as lead in the mighty waters.

15:11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee,

glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

15:12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.

15:13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast

redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy

habitation.

15:14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the

inhabitants of Palestina.

15:15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of

Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of

Canaan shall melt away.

15:16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm

they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD,

till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.

15:17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine

inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee

to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O LORD, which thy hands have

established.

15:18 The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.

15:19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his

horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of

the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in

the midst of the sea.

15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in

her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and

with dances.

15:21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath

triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into

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15:22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into

the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness,

and found no water.

15:23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters

of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called

Marah.

15:24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we

drink?

15:25 And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree,

which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made

sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there

he proved them,

15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD

thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give

ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none

of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the

Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

15:27 And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and

threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the

waters.

CHAPTER 16

16:1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of

the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is

between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month

after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

16:2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured

against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:

16:3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had

died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat

by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye

have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole

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16:

4

Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from

heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate

every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my

law, or no.

16:

5

And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare

that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they

gather daily.

16:

6

And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At even,

then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from the

land of Egypt:

16:

7

And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for

that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are

we, that ye murmur against us?

16:

8

And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in

the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for

that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against

him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but

against the LORD.

16:

9

And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the

children of Israel, Come near before the LORD: for he hath heard

your murmurings.

16:10

And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation

of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness,

and, behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.

16:11

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

16:12

I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto

them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall

be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your

God.

16:13

And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered

the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.

16:14

And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of

the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar

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16:15

And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It

is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto

them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.

16:16

This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it

every man according to his eating, an omer for every man,

according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for

them which are in his tents.

16:17

And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some

less.

16:18

And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much

had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they

gathered every man according to his eating.

16:19

And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.

16:20

Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of

them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and

Moses was wroth with them.

16:21

And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his

eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.

16:22

And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as

much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the

congregation came and told Moses.

16:23

And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To

morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that

which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that

which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.

16:24

And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not

stink, neither was there any worm therein.

16:25

And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath unto the

LORD: to day ye shall not find it in the field.

16:26

Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the

sabbath, in it there shall be none.

16:27

And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the

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16:28

And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my

commandments and my laws?

16:29

See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he

giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every

man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.

16:30

So the people rested on the seventh day.

16:31

And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was

like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made

with honey.

16:32

And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commandeth,

Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may

see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I

brought you forth from the land of Egypt.

16:33

And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of

manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your

generations.

16:34

As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the

Testimony, to be kept.

16:35

And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they

came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto

the borders of the land of Canaan.

16:36

Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.

CHAPTER 17

 

17:

1

And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from

the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the

commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there

was no water for the people to drink.

17:

2

Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us

water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide

ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?

17:

3

And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured

against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought


 

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us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with

thirst?

17:4 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto

this people? they be almost ready to stone me.

17:5 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and

take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou

smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.

17:6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and

thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that

the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders

of Israel.

17:7 And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because

of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted

the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?

17:8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

17:9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight

with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the

rod of God in mine hand.

17:10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek:

and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

17:11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel

prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.

17:12 But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it

under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his

hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and

his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

17:13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of

the sword.

17:14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a

book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out

the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

17:15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:

 


 

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17:16 For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will

have war with Amalek from generation to generation.

CHAPTER 18

18:1 When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses father in law, heard of

all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that

the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt;

18:2 Then Jethro, Moses father in law, took Zipporah, Moses wife,

after he had sent her back,

18:3 And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for

he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:

18:4 And the name of the other was Eliezer; for the God of my father,

said he, was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of

Pharaoh:

18:5 And Jethro, Moses father in law, came with his sons and his wife

unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount

of God:

18:6 And he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto

thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.

18:7 And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance,

and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and

they came into the tent.

18:8 And Moses told his father in law all that the LORD had done unto

Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel痴 sake, and all the travail

that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD

delivered them.

18:9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done

to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.

18:10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the LORD, who hath delivered you

out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh,

who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the

Egyptians.

 


 

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18:11

Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing

wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

18:12

And Jethro, Moses father in law, took a burnt offering and

sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to

eat bread with Moses father in law before God.

18:13

And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the

people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the

evening.

18:14

And when Moses father in law saw all that he did to the people,

he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why

sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from

morning unto even?

18:15

And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come

unto me to enquire of God:

18:16

When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between

one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God,

and his laws.

18:17

And Moses father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest

is not good.

18:18

Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is

with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to

perform it thyself alone.

18:19

Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall

be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou

mayest bring the causes unto God:

18:20

And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew

them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they

must do.

18:21

Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such

as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over

them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of

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18:22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that

every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small

matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they

shall bear the burden with thee.

18:23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou

shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their

place in peace.

18:24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all

that he had said.

18:25 And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads

over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of

fifties, and rulers of tens.

18:26 And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they

brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged

themselves.

18:27 And Moses let his father in law depart; and he went his way into

his own land.

CHAPTER 19

19:1 In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out

of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness

of Sinai.

19:2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the

desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel

camped before the mount.

19:3 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out

of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob,

and tell the children of Israel;

19:4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on

eagles wings, and brought you unto myself.

19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my

covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all

people: for all the earth is mine:

 


 

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6

And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.

These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of

Israel.

19:

7

And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid

before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded

him.

19:

8

And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD

hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the

people unto the LORD.

19:

9

And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick

cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and

believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people

unto the LORD.

19:10

And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify

them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,

19:11

And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD

will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.

19:12

And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying,

Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or

touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be

surely put to death:

19:13

There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or

shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the

trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.

19:14

And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and

sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.

19:15

And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come

not at your wives.

19:16

And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there

were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount,

and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people

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19:17

And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with

God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.

19:18

And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD

descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the

smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.

19:19

And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed

louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a

voice.

19:20

And the LORD came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the

mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of the mount;

and Moses went up.

19:21

And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest

they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them

perish.

19:22

And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify

themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.

19:23

And Moses said unto the LORD, The people cannot come up to

mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the

mount, and sanctify it.

19:24

And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou

shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests

and the people break through to come up unto the LORD, lest he

break forth upon them.

19:25

So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them.

CHAPTER 20

 

20:

1

And God spake all these words, saying,

20:

2

I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land

of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

20:

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20:

4

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of

any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or

that is in the water under the earth.

20:

5

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I

the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the

fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of

them that hate me;

20:

6

And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and

keep my commandments.

20:

7

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for

the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

20:

8

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

20:

9

Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:

20:10

But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it

thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter,

thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy

stranger that is within thy gates:

20:11

For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all

that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD

blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

20:12

Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon

the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

20:13

Thou shalt not kill.

20:14

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

20:15

Thou shalt not steal.

20:16

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

20:17

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor痴 house, thou shalt not covet

thy neighbor痴 wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor

his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor痴.

20:18

And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the

noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the

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20:19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear:

but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

20:20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to

prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin

not.

20:21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick

darkness where God was.

20:22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the

children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from

heaven.

20:23 Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make

unto you gods of gold.

20:24 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice

thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep,

and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come

unto thee, and I will bless thee.

20:25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it

of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast

polluted it.

20:26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy

nakedness be not discovered thereon.

CHAPTER 21

21:1 Now these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them.

21:2 If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the

seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

21:3 If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were

married, then his wife shall go out with him.

21:4 If his master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or

daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master痴, and he

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21:

5

And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife,

and my children; I will not go out free:

21:

6

Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring

him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore

his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.

21:

7

And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go

out as the menservants do.

21:

8

If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself,

then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation

he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.

21:

9

And if he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with her

after the manner of daughters.

21:10

If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of

marriage, shall he not diminish.

21:11

And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out free

without money.

21:12

He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.

21:13

And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand;

then I will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee.

21:14

But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbor, to slay him

with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.

21:15

And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to

death.

21:16

And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his

hand, he shall surely be put to death.

21:17

And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to

death.

21:18

And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or

with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:

21:19

If he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that

smote him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and

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21:20

And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die

under his hand; he shall be surely punished.

21:21

Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be

punished: for he is his money.

21:22

If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart

from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished,

according as the woman痴 husband will lay upon him; and he shall

pay as the judges determine.

21:23

And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,

21:24

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

21:25

Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

21:26

And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid,

that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye痴 sake.

21:27

And if he smite out his manservant痴 tooth, or his maidservant痴

tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth痴 sake.

21:28

If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be

surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the

ox shall be quit.

21:29

But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it

hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but

that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and

his owner also shall be put to death.

21:30

If there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give for the

ransom of his life whatsoever is laid upon him.

21:31

Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to

this judgment shall it be done unto him.

21:32

If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give

unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be

stoned.

21:33

And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not

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21:34 The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the

owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.

21:35 And if one man痴 ox hurt another痴, that he die; then they shall sell

the live ox, and divide the money of it; and the dead ox also they

shall divide.

21:36 Or if it be known that the ox hath used to push in time past, and

his owner hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox; and

the dead shall be his own.

CHAPTER 22

22:1 If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall

restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.

22:2 If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there

shall no blood be shed for him.

22:3 If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for

he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be

sold for his theft.

22:4 If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or

ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.

22:5 If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in

his beast, and shall feed in another man痴 field; of the best of his

own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make

restitution.

22:6 If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or

the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that

kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.

22:7 If a man shall deliver unto his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and

it be stolen out of the man痴 house; if the thief be found, let him

pay double.

22:8 If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be

brought unto the judges, to see whether he have put his hand unto

his neighbor痴 goods.

 


 

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22:

9

For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep,

for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing which another

challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before

the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay

double unto his neighbor.

22:10

If a man deliver unto his neighbor an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or

any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man

seeing it:

22:11

Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he

hath not put his hand unto his neighbor痴 goods; and the owner of

it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.

22:12

And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the

owner thereof.

22:13

If it be torn in pieces, then let him bring it for witness, and he shall

not make good that which was torn.

22:14

And if a man borrow ought of his neighbor, and it be hurt, or die,

the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.

22:15

But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it

be an hired thing, it came for his hire.

22:16

And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her,

he shall surely endow her to be his wife.

22:17

If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay

money according to the dowry of virgins.

22:18

Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

22:19

Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

22:20

He that sacrificeth unto any God, save unto the LORD only, he

shall be utterly destroyed.

22:21

Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were

strangers in the land of Egypt.

22:22

Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.

22:23

If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will

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22:24

And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword;

and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

22:25

If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou

shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him

usury.

22:26

If thou at all take thy neighbor痴 raiment to pledge, thou shalt

deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down:

22:27

For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein

shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me,

that I will hear; for I am gracious.

22:28

Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.

22:29

Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy

liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.

22:30

Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep: seven

days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it

me.

22:31

And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh

that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.

CHAPTER 23

 

23:

1

Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the

wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

23:

2

Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou

speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:

23:

3

Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.

23:

4

If thou meet thine enemy痴 ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt

surely bring it back to him again.

23:

5

If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden,

and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.

23:

6

Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

23:

7

Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous

slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.


 

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23:

8

And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and

perverteth the words of the righteous.

23:

9

Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a

stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

23:10

And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits

thereof:

23:11

But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor

of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field

shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and

with thy oliveyard.

23:12

Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt

rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy

handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.

23:13

And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and

make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard

out of thy mouth.

23:14

Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.

23:15

Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat

unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time

appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from

Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:)

23:16

And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labors, which thou

hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the

end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labors out of the

field.

23:17

Three items in the year all thy males shall appear before the LORD

God.

23:18

Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread;

neither shall the fat of my sacrifice remain until the morning.

23:19

The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the

house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his

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23:20

Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and

to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.

23:21

Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will

not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.

23:22

But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak;

then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto

thine adversaries.

23:23

For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the

Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites,

the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.

23:24

Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do

after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite

break down their images.

23:25

And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy

bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst

of thee.

23:26

There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the

number of thy days I will fulfil.

23:27

I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to

whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their

backs unto thee.

23:28

And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the

Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee.

23:29

I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land

become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee.

23:30

By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou

be increased, and inherit the land.

23:31

And I will set thy bounds from the Red sea even unto the sea of

the Philistines, and from the desert unto the river: for I will deliver

the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and thou shalt drive

them out before thee.

23:32

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23:33

They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against

me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.

CHAPTER 24

 

24:

1

And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and

Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and

worship ye afar off.

24:

2

And Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall not

come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.

24:

3

And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD,

and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice,

and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.

24:

4

And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in

the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars,

according to the twelve tribes of Israel.

24:

5

And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered

burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the

LORD.

24:

6

And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and half of

the blood he sprinkled on the altar.

24:

7

And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of

the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do,

and be obedient.

24:

8

And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and

said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath

made with you concerning all these words.

24:

9

Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy

of the elders of Israel:

24:10

And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it

were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of

heaven in his clearness.

24:11

And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand:

also they saw God, and did eat and drink.


 

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24:12

And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount,

and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and

commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.

24:13

And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up

into the mount of God.

24:14

And he said unto the elders, Tarry ye here for us, until we come

again unto you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: if any

man have any matters to do, let him come unto them.

24:15

And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the

mount.

24:16

And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud

covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out

of the midst of the cloud.

24:17

And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on

the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.

24:18

And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into

the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty

nights.

CHAPTER 25

 

25:

1

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

25:

2

Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of

every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my

offering.

25:

3

And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and

silver, and brass,

25:

4

And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats hair,

25:

5

And rams skins dyed red, and badgers skins, and shittim wood,

25:

6

Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense,

25:

7

Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the

breastplate.

25:

8

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25:

9

According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the

tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so

shall ye make it.

25:10

And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half

shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth

thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.

25:11

And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt

thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round

about.

25:12

And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the

four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and

two rings in the other side of it.

25:13

And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them

with gold.

25:14

And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark,

that the ark may be born with them.

25:15

The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken

from it.

25:16

And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give

thee.

25:17

And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a

half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth

thereof.

25:18

And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt

thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.

25:19

And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the

other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on

the two ends thereof.

25:20

And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering

the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to

another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.

25:21

And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the

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25:22 And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee

from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which

are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give

thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.

25:23 Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be

the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a

half the height thereof.

25:24 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown

of gold round about.

25:25 And thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand breadth round

about, and thou shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof

round about.

25:26 And thou shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in

the four corners that are on the four feet thereof.

25:27 Over against the border shall the rings be for places of the staves to

bear the table.

25:28 And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them

with gold, that the table may be born with them.

25:29 And thou shalt make the dishes thereof, and spoons thereof, and

covers thereof, and bowls thereof, to cover withal: of pure gold

shalt thou make them.

25:30 And thou shalt set upon the table shewbread before me alway.

25:31 And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work

shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his

bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.

25:32 And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of

the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the

candlestick out of the other side:

25:33 Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in

one branch; and three bowls made like almonds in the other branch,

with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of

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25:34 And in the candlesticks shall be four bowls made like unto

almonds, with their knops and their flowers.

25:35 And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a

knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two

branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed

out of the candlestick.

25:36 Their knops and their branches shall be of the same: all it shall be

one beaten work of pure gold.

25:37 And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light

the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.

25:38 And the tongs thereof, and the snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure

gold.

25:39 Of a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels.

25:40 And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was

shewed thee in the mount.

CHAPTER 26

26:1 Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine

twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of

cunning work shalt thou make them.

26:2 The length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the

breadth of one curtain four cubits: and every one of the curtains

shall have one measure.

26:3 The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and

other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.

26:4 And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain

from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shalt thou make in

the uttermost edge of another curtain, in the coupling of the

second.

26:5 Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops

shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that is in the coupling of

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26:

6

And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, and couple the curtains

together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.

26:

7

And thou shalt make curtains of goats hair to be a covering upon

the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make.

26:

8

The length of one curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of

one curtain four cubits: and the eleven curtains shall be all of one

measure.

26:

9

And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains

by themselves, and shalt double the sixth curtain in the forefront of

the tabernacle.

26:10

And thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that

is outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops in the edge of the

curtain which coupleth the second.

26:11

And thou shalt make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into

the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.

26:12

And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half

curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside of the

tabernacle.

26:13

And a cubit on the one side, and a cubit on the other side of that

which remaineth in the length of the curtains of the tent, it shall

hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side,

to cover it.

26:14

And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams skins dyed

red, and a covering above of badgers skins.

26:15

And thou shalt make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood

standing up.

26:16

Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half shall

be the breadth of one board.

26:17

Two tenons shall there be in one board, set in order one against

another: thus shalt thou make for all the boards of the tabernacle.

26:18

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26:19 And thou shalt make forty sockets of silver under the twenty

boards; two sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two

sockets under another board for his two tenons.

26:20 And for the second side of the tabernacle on the north side there

shall be twenty boards:

26:21 And their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and

two sockets under another board.

26:22 And for the sides of the tabernacle westward thou shalt make six

boards.

26:23 And two boards shalt thou make for the corners of the tabernacle

in the two sides.

26:24 And they shall be coupled together beneath, and they shall be

coupled together above the head of it unto one ring: thus shall it be

for them both; they shall be for the two corners.

26:25 And they shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen

sockets; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under

another board.

26:26 And thou shalt make bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of

the one side of the tabernacle,

26:27 And five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and

five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the two

sides westward.

26:28 And the middle bar in the midst of the boards shall reach from end

to end.

26:29 And thou shalt overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings

of gold for places for the bars: and thou shalt overlay the bars with

gold.

26:30 And thou shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion

thereof which was shewed thee in the mount.

26:31 And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine

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26:32 And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid

with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of

silver.

26:33 And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest

bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail

shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.

26:34 And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony

in the most holy place.

26:35 And thou shalt set the table without the vail, and the candlestick

over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the

south: and thou shalt put the table on the north side.

26:36 And thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue,

and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with

needlework.

26:37 And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood,

and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and

thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.

CHAPTER 27

27:1 And thou shalt make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and

five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the height

thereof shall be three cubits.

27:2 And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof:

his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass.

27:3 And thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels,

and his basons, and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels

thereof thou shalt make of brass.

27:4 And thou shalt make for it a grate of network of brass; and upon

the net shalt thou make four brasen rings in the four corners

thereof.

27:5 And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that

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27:

6

And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood,

and overlay them with brass.

27:

7

And the staves shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be

upon the two sides of the altar, to bear it.

27:

8

Hollow with boards shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee in

the mount, so shall they make it.

27:

9

And thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side

southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen

of an hundred cubits long for one side:

27:10

And the twenty pillars thereof and their twenty sockets shall be of

brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver.

27:11

And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings of

an hundred cubits long, and his twenty pillars and their twenty

sockets of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.

27:12

And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings

of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and their sockets ten.

27:13

And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be

fifty cubits.

27:14

The hangings of one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits: their

pillars three, and their sockets three.

27:15

And on the other side shall be hangings fifteen cubits: their pillars

three, and their sockets three.

27:16

And for the gate of the court shall be an hanging of twenty cubits,

of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought

with needlework: and their pillars shall be four, and their sockets

four.

27:17

All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver;

their hooks shall be of silver, and their sockets of brass.

27:18

The length of the court shall be an hundred cubits, and the breadth

fifty every where, and the height five cubits of fine twined linen,

and their sockets of brass.

27:19

All the vessels of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all

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27:20

And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee

pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn

always.

27:21

In the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which is

before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from

evening to morning before the LORD: it shall be a statute for ever

unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.

CHAPTER 28

 

28:

1

And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him,

from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in

the priest痴 office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and

Ithamar, Aaron痴 sons.

28:

2

And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for

glory and for beauty.

28:

3

And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have

filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron痴

garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the

priest痴 office.

28:

4

And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate,

and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle:

and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his

sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest痴 office.

28:

5

And they shall take gold, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine

linen.

28:

6

And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and of purple, of

scarlet, and fine twined linen, with cunning work.

28:

7

It shall have the two shoulderpieces thereof joined at the two edges

thereof; and so it shall be joined together.

28:

8

And the curious girdle of the ephod, which is upon it, shall be of

the same, according to the work thereof; even of gold, of blue, and

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28:9 And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names

of the children of Israel:

28:10 Six of their names on one stone, and the other six names of the rest

on the other stone, according to their birth.

28:11 With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a

signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of the

children of Israel: thou shalt make them to be set in ouches of gold.

28:12 And thou shalt put the two stones upon the shoulders of the

ephod for stones of memorial unto the children of Israel: and Aaron

shall bear their names before the LORD upon his two shoulders for

a memorial.

28:13 And thou shalt make ouches of gold;

28:14 And two chains of pure gold at the ends; of wreathen work shalt

thou make them, and fasten the wreathen chains to the ouches.

28:15 And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment with cunning

work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it; of gold, of

blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine twined linen, shalt

thou make it.

28:16 Foursquare it shall be being doubled; a span shall be the length

thereof, and a span shall be the breadth thereof.

28:17 And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of

stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle:

this shall be the first row.

28:18 And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a

diamond.

28:19 And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.

28:20 And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall

be set in gold in their inclosings.

28:21 And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel,

twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet;

every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve

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28:22

And thou shalt make upon the breastplate chains at the ends of

wreathen work of pure gold.

28:23

And thou shalt make upon the breastplate two rings of gold, and

shalt put the two rings on the two ends of the breastplate.

28:24

And thou shalt put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two

rings which are on the ends of the breastplate.

28:25

And the other two ends of the two wreathen chains thou shalt

fasten in the two ouches, and put them on the shoulderpieces of

the ephod before it.

28:26

And thou shalt make two rings of gold, and thou shalt put them

upon the two ends of the breastplate in the border thereof, which

is in the side of the ephod inward.

28:27

And two other rings of gold thou shalt make, and shalt put them on

the two sides of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart

thereof, over against the other coupling thereof, above the curious

girdle of the ephod.

28:28

And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the

rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the

curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed

from the ephod.

28:29

And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the

breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the

holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually.

28:30

And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the

Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron痴 heart, when he goeth in

before the LORD: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the

children of Israel upon his heart before the LORD continually.

28:31

And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all of blue.

28:32

And there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the midst thereof: it

shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it

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28:33

And beneath upon the hem of it thou shalt make pomegranates of

blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the hem thereof;

and bells of gold between them round about:

28:34

A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate,

upon the hem of the robe round about.

28:35

And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and his sound shall be

heard when he goeth in unto the holy place before the LORD, and

when he cometh out, that he die not.

28:36

And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like

the engravings of a signet,

HOLINESS TO THE LORD.

 

 

28:37

And thou shalt put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon the mitre;

upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be.

28:38

And it shall be upon Aaron痴 forehead, that Aaron may bear the

iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow

in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that

they may be accepted before the LORD.

28:39

And thou shalt embroider the coat of fine linen, and thou shalt

make the mitre of fine linen, and thou shalt make the girdle of

needlework.

28:40

And for Aaron痴 sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make

for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make for them, for glory

and for beauty.

28:41

And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons

with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify

them, that they may minister unto me in the priest痴 office.

28:42

And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness;

from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach:

28:43

And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they

come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come

near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not

iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute for ever unto him and his seed

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CHAPTER 29

 

29:

1

And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them to hallow them,

to minister unto me in the priest痴 office: Take one young bullock,

and two rams without blemish,

29:

2

And unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened tempered with oil,

and wafers unleavened anointed with oil: of wheaten flour shalt

thou make them.

29:

3

And thou shalt put them into one basket, and bring them in the

basket, with the bullock and the two rams.

29:

4

And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the

tabernacle of the congregation, and shalt wash them with water.

29:

5

And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat,

and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and

gird him with the curious girdle of the ephod:

29:

6

And thou shalt put the mitre upon his head, and put the holy

crown upon the mitre.

29:

7

Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head,

and anoint him.

29:

8

And thou shalt bring his sons, and put coats upon them.

29:

9

And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put

the bonnets on them: and the priest痴 office shall be theirs for a

perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.

29:10

And thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle

of the congregation: and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands

upon the head of the bullock.

29:11

And thou shalt kill the bullock before the LORD, by the door of

the tabernacle of the congregation.

29:12

And thou shalt take of the blood of the bullock, and put it upon

the horns of the altar with thy finger, and pour all the blood beside

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29:13

And thou shalt take all the fat that covereth the inwards, and the

caul that is above the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is

upon them, and burn them upon the altar.

29:14

But the flesh of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung, shalt thou

burn with fire without the camp: it is a sin offering.

29:15

Thou shalt also take one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put

their hands upon the head of the ram.

29:16

And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take his blood, and

sprinkle it round about upon the altar.

29:17

And thou shalt cut the ram in pieces, and wash the inwards of him,

and his legs, and put them unto his pieces, and unto his head.

29:18

And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt

offering unto the LORD: it is a sweet savor, an offering made by

fire unto the LORD.

29:19

And thou shalt take the other ram; and Aaron and his sons shall

put their hands upon the head of the ram.

29:20

Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of his blood, and put it upon

the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of

his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the

great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar

round about.

29:21

And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the

anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments,

and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him:

and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his

sons garments with him.

29:22

Also thou shalt take of the ram the fat and the rump, and the fat

that covereth the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two

kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right shoulder; for it

is a ram of consecration:

29:23

And one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer

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29:24

And thou shalt put all in the hands of Aaron, and in the hands of

his sons; and shalt wave them for a wave offering before the

LORD.

29:25

And thou shalt receive them of their hands, and burn them upon

the altar for a burnt offering, for a sweet savor before the LORD: it

is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

29:26

And thou shalt take the breast of the ram of Aaron痴 consecration,

and wave it for a wave offering before the LORD: and it shall be

thy part.

29:27

And thou shalt sanctify the breast of the wave offering, and the

shoulder of the heave offering, which is waved, and which is

heaved up, of the ram of the consecration, even of that which is for

Aaron, and of that which is for his sons:

29:28

And it shall be Aaron痴 and his sons by a statute for ever from the

children of Israel: for it is an heave offering: and it shall be an heave

offering from the children of Israel of the sacrifice of their peace

offerings, even their heave offering unto the LORD.

29:29

And the holy garments of Aaron shall be his sons after him, to be

anointed therein, and to be consecrated in them.

29:30

And that son that is priest in his stead shall put them on seven

days, when he cometh into the tabernacle of the congregation to

minister in the holy place.

29:31

And thou shalt take the ram of the consecration, and seethe his

flesh in the holy place.

29:32

And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the

bread that is in the basket by the door of the tabernacle of the

congregation.

29:33

And they shall eat those things wherewith the atonement was

made, to consecrate and to sanctify them: but a stranger shall not

eat thereof, because they are holy.

29:34

And if ought of the flesh of the consecrations, or of the bread,

remain unto the morning, then thou shalt burn the remainder with

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29:35

And thus shalt thou do unto Aaron, and to his sons, according to

all things which I have commanded thee: seven days shalt thou

consecrate them.

29:36

And thou shalt offer every day a bullock for a sin offering for

atonement: and thou shalt cleanse the altar, when thou hast made

an atonement for it, and thou shalt anoint it, to sanctify it.

29:37

Seven days thou shalt make an atonement for the altar, and

sanctify it; and it shall be an altar most holy: whatsoever toucheth

the altar shall be holy.

29:38

Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs

of the first year day by day continually.

29:39

The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb

thou shalt offer at even:

29:40

And with the one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth

part of an hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of an hin of wine

for a drink offering.

29:41

And the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, and shalt do thereto

according to the meat offering of the morning, and according to the

drink offering thereof, for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire

unto the LORD.

29:42

This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your

generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before

the LORD: where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee.

29:43

And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle

shall be sanctified by my glory.

29:44

And I will sanctify the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar:

I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons, to minister to me in

the priest痴 office.

29:45

And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.

29:46

And they shall know that I am the LORD their God, that brought

them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them:

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CHAPTER 30

 

30:

1

And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: of shittim

wood shalt thou make it.

30:

2

A cubit shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof;

foursquare shall it be: and two cubits shall be the height thereof:

the horns thereof shall be of the same.

30:

3

And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the

sides thereof round about, and the horns thereof; and thou shalt

make unto it a crown of gold round about.

30:

4

And two golden rings shalt thou make to it under the crown of it,

by the two corners thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt thou

make it; and they shall be for places for the staves to bear it withal.

30:

5

And thou shalt make the staves of shittim wood, and overlay them

with gold.

30:

6

And thou shalt put it before the vail that is by the ark of the

testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony, where

I will meet with thee.

30:

7

And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when

he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.

30:

8

And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense

upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your

generations.

30:

9

Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor

meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.

30:10

And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a

year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the

year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations:

it is most holy unto the LORD.

30:11

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

30:12

When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their

number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto


 

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the LORD, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague

among them, when thou numberest them.

 

30:13

This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are

numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel

is twenty gerahs:) an half shekel shall be the offering of the LORD.

30:14

Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from

twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the LORD.

30:15

The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than

half a shekel, when they give an offering unto the LORD, to make

an atonement for your souls.

30:16

And thou shalt take the atonement money of the children of Israel,

and shalt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the

congregation; that it may be a memorial unto the children of Israel

before the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.

30:17

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

30:18

Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to

wash withal: and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the

congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein.

30:19

For Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet

thereat:

30:20

When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall

wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the

altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the LORD:

30:21

So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not: and

it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed

throughout their generations.

30:22

Moreover the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

30:23

Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five

hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two

hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and

fifty shekels,

30:24

And of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the

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30:25

And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment

compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy

anointing oil.

30:26

And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the congregation therewith,

and the ark of the testimony,

30:27

And the table and all his vessels, and the candlestick and his

vessels, and the altar of incense,

30:28

And the altar of burnt offering with all his vessels, and the laver

and his foot.

30:29

And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy:

whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy.

30:30

And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them,

that they may minister unto me in the priest痴 office.

30:31

And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, This shall

be an holy anointing oil unto me throughout your generations.

30:32

Upon man痴 flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any

other like it, after the composition of it: it is holy, and it shall be

holy unto you.

30:33

Whosoever compoundeth any like it, or whosoever putteth any of

it upon a stranger, shall even be cut off from his people.

30:34

And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices,

stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure

frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight:

30:35

And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the

apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy:

30:36

And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the

testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet

with thee: it shall be unto you most holy.

30:37

And as for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make

to yourselves according to the composition thereof: it shall be unto

thee holy for the LORD.

30:38

Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall even be

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CHAPTER 31

 

31:

1

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

31:

2

See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur,

of the tribe of Judah:

31:

3

And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in

understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of

workmanship,

31:

4

To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in

brass,

31:

5

And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to

work in all manner of workmanship.

31:

6

And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of

Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are

wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have

commanded thee;

31:

7

The tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony,

and the mercy seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the

tabernacle,

31:

8

And the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all

his furniture, and the altar of incense,

31:

9

And the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver

and his foot,

31:10

And the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the

priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest痴

office,

31:11

And the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy place:

according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.

31:12

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

31:13

Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my

sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you


 

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throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the

LORD that doth sanctify you.

 

31:14

Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every

one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever

doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his

people.

31:15

Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of

rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath

day, he shall surely be put to death.

31:16

Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe

the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

31:17

It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six

days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he

rested, and was refreshed.

31:18

And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing

with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of

stone, written with the finger of God.

CHAPTER 32

 

32:

1

And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out

of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron,

and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for

as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of

Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

32:

2

And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are

in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and

bring them unto me.

32:

3

And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their

ears, and brought them unto Aaron.

32:

4

And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving

tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy

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32:

5

And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made

proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD.

32:

6

And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings,

and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to

drink, and rose up to play.

32:

7

And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy

people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have

corrupted themselves:

32:

8

They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I

commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have

worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be

thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of

Egypt.

32:

9

And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and,

behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

32:10

Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against

them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great

nation.

32:11

And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why

doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast

brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with

a mighty hand?

32:12

Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did

he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume

them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and

repent of this evil against thy people.

32:13

Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou

swearst by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply

your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have

spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for

ever.

32:14

And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto

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32:15

And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two

tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on

both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they

written.

32:16

And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the

writing of God, graven upon the tables.

32:17

And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted,

he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.

32:18

And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery,

neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the

noise of them that sing do I hear.

32:19

And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that

he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses anger waxed hot, and

he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the

mount.

32:20

And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire,

and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water, and made

the children of Israel drink of it.

32:21

And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that

thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?

32:22

And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my Lord wax hot: thou

knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.

32:23

For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for

as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of

Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

32:24

And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it

off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came

out this calf.

32:25

And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had

made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)

32:26

Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the

LORD痴 side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi

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32:27

And he said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put

every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to

gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and

every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.

32:28

And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and

there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

32:29

For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves today to the LORD,

even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may

bestow upon you a blessing this day.

32:30

And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the

people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the

LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.

32:31

And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people

have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

32:32

Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin; and if not, blot me, I pray

thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.

32:33

And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against

me, him will I blot out of my book.

32:34

Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have

spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee:

nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.

32:35

And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf,

which Aaron made.

CHAPTER 33

 

33:

1

And the LORD said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou

and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of

Egypt, unto the land which I swear unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to

Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it:

33:

2

And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the

Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the

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33:

3

Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in

the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume

thee in the way.

33:

4

And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and

no man did put on him his ornaments.

33:

5

For the LORD had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of

Israel, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of

thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore now put off thy

ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee.

33:

6

And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments

by the mount Horeb.

33:

7

And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp,

afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the

congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which sought the

LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which

was without the camp.

33:

8

And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle,

that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent door,

and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle.

33:

9

And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the

cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle,

and the Lord talked with Moses.

33:10

And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle

door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his

tent door.

33:11

And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh

unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant

Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the

tabernacle.

33:12

And Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring

up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt

send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou

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33:13

Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew

me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in

thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.

33:14

And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee

rest.

33:15

And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not

up hence.

33:16

For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have

found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so

shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that

are upon the face of the earth.

33:17

And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou

hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know

thee by name.

33:18

And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.

33:19

And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I

will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be

gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom

I will shew mercy.

33:20

And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see

me, and live.

33:21

And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt

stand upon a rock:

33:22

And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will

put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand

while I pass by:

33:23

And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts:

but my face shall not be seen.

CHAPTER 34

 

34:

1

And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone

like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that

were in the first tables, which thou brakest.


 

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34:2 And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto

mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me in the top of the

mount.

34:3 And no man shall come up with thee, neither let any man be seen

throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed

before that mount.

34:4 And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses

rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the

LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of

stone.

34:5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there,

and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The

LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and

abundant in goodness and truth,

34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression

and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the

iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children痴

children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

34:8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and

worshipped.

34:9 And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O LORD, let

my LORD, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people;

and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine

inheritance.

34:10 And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will

do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any

nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work

of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee.

34:11 Observe thou that which I command thee this day: behold, I drive

out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and

the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite.

 


 

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34:12

Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the

inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in

the midst of thee:

34:13

But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down

their groves:

34:14

For thou shalt worship no other God: for the LORD, whose name

is Jealous, is a jealous God:

34:15

Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and

they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods,

and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;

34:16

And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters

go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after

their gods.

34:17

Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.

34:18

The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. Seven days thou

shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the

month Abib: for in the month Abib thou camest out from Egypt.

34:19

All that openeth the matrix is mine; and every firstling among thy

cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is male.

34:20

But the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb: and if

thou redeem him not, then shalt thou break his neck. All the

firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem. And none shall appear

before me empty.

34:21

Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in

earing time and in harvest thou shalt rest.

34:22

And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of

wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year痴 end.

34:23

Thrice in the year shall all your menchildren appear before the

LORD God, the God of Israel.

34:24

For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders:

neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou shalt go up to

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34:25 Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither

shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the

morning.

34:26 The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the

house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his

mother痴 milk.

34:27 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after

the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and

with Israel.

34:28 And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he

did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the

tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

34:29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai

with the two tables of testimony in Moses hand, when he came

down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his

face shone while he talked with him.

34:30 And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold,

the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.

34:31 And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the

congregation returned unto him: and Moses talked with them.

34:32 And afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: and he gave them

in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him in mount

Sinai.

34:33 And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his

face.

34:34 But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he

took the vail off, until he came out. And he came out, and spake

unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded.

34:35 And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of

Moses face shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again,

until he went in to speak with him.

 


 

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CHAPTER 35

 

35:

1

And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel

together, and said unto them, These are the words which the

LORD hath commanded, that ye should do them.

35:

2

Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be

to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever

doeth work therein shall be put to death.

35:

3

Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the

sabbath day.

35:

4

And Moses spake unto all the congregation of the children of

Israel, saying, This is the thing which the LORD commanded,

saying,

35:

5

Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever is

of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold,

and silver, and brass,

35:

6

And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats hair,

35:

7

And rams skins dyed red, and badgers skins, and shittim wood,

35:

8

And oil for the light, and spices for anointing oil, and for the sweet

incense,

35:

9

And onyx stones, and stones to be set for the ephod, and for the

breastplate.

35:10

And every wise hearted among you shall come, and make all that

the LORD hath commanded;

35:11

The tabernacle, his tent, and his covering, his taches, and his

boards, his bars, his pillars, and his sockets,

35:12

The ark, and the staves thereof, with the mercy seat, and the vail of

the covering,

35:13

The table, and his staves, and all his vessels, and the shewbread,

35:14

The candlestick also for the light, and his furniture, and his lamps,

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35:15

And the incense altar, and his staves, and the anointing oil, and the

sweet incense, and the hanging for the door at the entering in of the

tabernacle,

35:16

The altar of burnt offering, with his brasen grate, his staves, and all

his vessels, the laver and his foot,

35:17

The hangings of the court, his pillars, and their sockets, and the

hanging for the door of the court,

35:18

The pins of the tabernacle, and the pins of the court, and their

cords,

35:19

The cloths of service, to do service in the holy place, the holy

garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to

minister in the priest痴 office.

35:20

And all the congregation of the children of Israel departed from the

presence of Moses.

35:21

And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every

one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD痴

offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for

all his service, and for the holy garments.

35:22

And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing

hearted, and brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets,

all jewels of gold: and every man that offered offered an offering of

gold unto the LORD.

35:23

And every man, with whom was found blue, and purple, and

scarlet, and fine linen, and goats hair, and red skins of rams, and

badgers skins, brought them.

35:24

Every one that did offer an offering of silver and brass brought the

LORD痴 offering: and every man, with whom was found shittim

wood for any work of the service, brought it.

35:25

And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their

hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of

purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen.

35:26

And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun

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35:27

And the rulers brought onyx stones, and stones to be set, for the

ephod, and for the breastplate;

35:28

And spice, and oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for

the sweet incense.

35:29

The children of Israel brought a willing offering unto the LORD,

every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring for

all manner of work, which the LORD had commanded to be made

by the hand of Moses.

35:30

And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the LORD hath

called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe

of Judah;

35:31

And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in

understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of

workmanship;

35:32

And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in

brass,

35:33

And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood,

to make any manner of cunning work.

35:34

And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and

Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.

35:35

Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of

work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the

embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and

of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that

devise cunning work.

CHAPTER 36

 

36:

1

Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man,

in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how

to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary,

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36:

2

And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted

man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even every one

whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it:

36:

3

And they received of Moses all the offering, which the children of

Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to

make it withal. And they brought yet unto him free offerings every

morning.

36:

4

And all the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary,

came every man from his work which they made;

36:

5

And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more

than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD

commanded to make.

36:

6

And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be

proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor

woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So

the people were restrained from bringing.

36:

7

For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it,

and too much.

36:

8

And every wise hearted man among them that wrought the work of

the tabernacle made ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and

purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work made he them.

36:

9

The length of one curtain was twenty and eight cubits, and the

breadth of one curtain four cubits: the curtains were all of one size.

36:10

And he coupled the five curtains one unto another: and the other

five curtains he coupled one unto another.

36:11

And he made loops of blue on the edge of one curtain from the

selvedge in the coupling: likewise he made in the uttermost side of

another curtain, in the coupling of the second.

36:12

Fifty loops made he in one curtain, and fifty loops made he in the

edge of the curtain which was in the coupling of the second: the

loops held one curtain to another.

36:13

And he made fifty taches of gold, and coupled the curtains one

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36:14 And he made curtains of goats hair for the tent over the tabernacle:

eleven curtains he made them.

36:15 The length of one curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits was the

breadth of one curtain: the eleven curtains were of one size.

36:16 And he coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by

themselves.

36:17 And he made fifty loops upon the uttermost edge of the curtain in

the coupling, and fifty loops made he upon the edge of the curtain

which coupleth the second.

36:18 And he made fifty taches of brass to couple the tent together, that

it might be one.

36:19 And he made a covering for the tent of rams skins dyed red, and a

covering of badgers skins above that.

36:20 And he made boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood, standing

up.

36:21 The length of a board was ten cubits, and the breadth of a board

one cubit and a half.

36:22 One board had two tenons, equally distant one from another: thus

did he make for all the boards of the tabernacle.

36:23 And he made boards for the tabernacle; twenty boards for the

south side southward:

36:24 And forty sockets of silver he made under the twenty boards; two

sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under

another board for his two tenons.

36:25 And for the other side of the tabernacle, which is toward the north

corner, he made twenty boards,

36:26 And their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and

two sockets under another board.

36:27 And for the sides of the tabernacle westward he made six boards.

36:28 And two boards made he for the corners of the tabernacle in the

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36:29

And they were coupled beneath, and coupled together at the head

thereof, to one ring: thus he did to both of them in both the

corners.

36:30

And there were eight boards; and their sockets were sixteen sockets

of silver, under every board two sockets.

36:31

And he made bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one

side of the tabernacle,

36:32

And five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and

five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the sides westward.

36:33

And he made the middle bar to shoot through the boards from the

one end to the other.

36:34

And he overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings of gold

to be places for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.

36:35

And he made a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined

linen: with cherubims made he it of cunning work.

36:36

And he made thereunto four pillars of shittim wood, and overlaid

them with gold: their hooks were of gold; and he cast for them four

sockets of silver.

36:37

And he made an hanging for the tabernacle door of blue, and

purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of needlework;

36:38

And the five pillars of it with their hooks: and he overlaid their

chapiters and their fillets with gold: but their five sockets were of

brass.

CHAPTER 37

 

37:1 And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half

was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a

cubit and a half the height of it:

37:2 And he overlaid it with pure gold within and without, and made a

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37:3 And he cast for it four rings of gold, to be set by the four corners

of it; even two rings upon the one side of it, and two rings upon

the other side of it.

37:4 And he made staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold.

37:5 And he put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, to bear

the ark.

37:6 And he made the mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half

was the length thereof, and one cubit and a half the breadth thereof.

37:7 And he made two cherubims of gold, beaten out of one piece made

he them, on the two ends of the mercy seat;

37:8 One cherub on the end on this side, and another cherub on the

other end on that side: out of the mercy seat made he the

cherubims on the two ends thereof.

37:9 And the cherubims spread out their wings on high, and covered

with their wings over the mercy seat, with their faces one to

another; even to the mercy seatward were the faces of the

cherubims.

37:10 And he made the table of shittim wood: two cubits was the length

thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the

height thereof:

37:11 And he overlaid it with pure gold, and made thereunto a crown of

gold round about.

37:12 Also he made thereunto a border of an handbreadth round about;

and made a crown of gold for the border thereof round about.

37:13 And he cast for it four rings of gold, and put the rings upon the

four corners that were in the four feet thereof.

37:14 Over against the border were the rings, the places for the staves to

bear the table.

37:15 And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with

gold, to bear the table.

37:16 And he made the vessels which were upon the table, his dishes,

and his spoons, and his bowls, and his covers to cover withal, of

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37:17

And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he

the candlestick; his shaft, and his branch, his bowls, his knops, and

his flowers, were of the same:

37:18

And six branches going out of the sides thereof; three branches of

the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of

the candlestick out of the other side thereof:

37:19

Three bowls made after the fashion of almonds in one branch, a

knop and a flower; and three bowls made like almonds in another

branch, a knop and a flower: so throughout the six branches going

out of the candlestick.

37:20

And in the candlestick were four bowls made like almonds, his

knops, and his flowers:

37:21

And a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two

branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same,

according to the six branches going out of it.

37:22

Their knops and their branches were of the same: all of it was one

beaten work of pure gold.

37:23

And he made his seven lamps, and his snuffers, and his

snuffdishes, of pure gold.

37:24

Of a talent of pure gold made he it, and all the vessels thereof.

37:25

And he made the incense altar of shittim wood: the length of it was

a cubit, and the breadth of it a cubit; it was foursquare; and two

cubits was the height of it; the horns thereof were of the same.

37:26

And he overlaid it with pure gold, both the top of it, and the sides

thereof round about, and the horns of it: also he made unto it a

crown of gold round about.

37:27

And he made two rings of gold for it under the crown thereof, by

the two corners of it, upon the two sides thereof, to be places for

the staves to bear it withal.

37:28

And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with

gold.

37:29

And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet

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CHAPTER 38

38:1 And he made the altar of burnt offering of shittim wood: five cubits

was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof; it was

foursquare; and three cubits the height thereof.

38:2 And he made the horns thereof on the four corners of it; the horns

thereof were of the same: and he overlaid it with brass.

38:3 And he made all the vessels of the altar, the pots, and the shovels,

and the basons, and the fleshhooks, and the firepans: all the vessels

thereof made he of brass.

38:4 And he made for the altar a brasen grate of network under the

compass thereof beneath unto the midst of it.

38:5 And he cast four rings for the four ends of the grate of brass, to be

places for the staves.

38:6 And he made the staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with

brass.

38:7 And he put the staves into the rings on the sides of the altar, to

bear it withal; he made the altar hollow with boards.

38:8 And he made the laver of brass, and the foot of it of brass, of the

lookingglasses of the women assembling, which assembled at the

door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

38:9 And he made the court: on the south side southward the hangings

of the court were of fine twined linen, an hundred cubits:

38:10 Their pillars were twenty, and their brasen sockets twenty; the

hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.

38:11 And for the north side the hangings were an hundred cubits, their

pillars were twenty, and their sockets of brass twenty; the hooks

of the pillars and their fillets of silver.

38:12 And for the west side were hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars

ten, and their sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets

of silver.

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38:14

The hangings of the one side of the gate were fifteen cubits; their

pillars three, and their sockets three.

38:15

And for the other side of the court gate, on this hand and that hand,

were hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets

three.

38:16

All the hangings of the court round about were of fine twined linen.

38:17

And the sockets for the pillars were of brass; the hooks of the

pillars and their fillets of silver; and the overlaying of their

chapiters of silver; and all the pillars of the court were filleted with

silver.

38:18

And the hanging for the gate of the court was needlework, of blue,

and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: and twenty cubits

was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits,

answerable to the hangings of the court.

38:19

And their pillars were four, and their sockets of brass four; their

hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their chapiters and their

fillets of silver.

38:20

And all the pins of the tabernacle, and of the court round about,

were of brass.

38:21

This is the sum of the tabernacle, even of the tabernacle of

testimony, as it was counted, according to the commandment of

Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, son

to Aaron the priest.

38:22

And Bezaleel the son Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,

made all that the LORD commanded Moses.

38:23

And with him was Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan,

an engraver, and a cunning workman, and an embroiderer in blue,

and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine linen.

38:24

All the gold that was occupied for the work in all the work of the

holy place, even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine

talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of

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38:25 And the silver of them that were numbered of the congregation was

an hundred talents, and a thousand seven hundred and threescore

and fifteen shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary:

38:26 A bekah for every man, that is, half a shekel, after the shekel of the

sanctuary, for every one that went to be numbered, from twenty

years old and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand

and five hundred and fifty men.

38:27 And of the hundred talents of silver were cast the sockets of the

sanctuary, and the sockets of the vail; an hundred sockets of the

hundred talents, a talent for a socket.

38:28 And of the thousand seven hundred seventy and five shekels he

made hooks for the pillars, and overlaid their chapiters, and filleted

them.

38:29 And the brass of the offering was seventy talents, and two

thousand and four hundred shekels.

38:30 And therewith he made the sockets to the door of the tabernacle of

the congregation, and the brasen altar, and the brasen grate for it,

and all the vessels of the altar,

38:31 And the sockets of the court round about, and the sockets of the

court gate, and all the pins of the tabernacle, and all the pins of the

court round about.

CHAPTER 39

39:1 And of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, they made cloths of

service, to do service in the holy place, and made the holy garments

for Aaron; as the LORD commanded Moses.

39:2 And he made the ephod of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and

fine twined linen.

39:3 And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to

work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the

fine linen, with cunning work.

39:4 They made shoulderpieces for it, to couple it together: by the two

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39:

5

And the curious girdle of his ephod, that was upon it, was of the

same, according to the work thereof; of gold, blue, and purple, and

scarlet, and fine twined linen; as the LORD commanded Moses.

39:

6

And they wrought onyx stones inclosed in ouches of gold, graven,

as signets are graven, with the names of the children of Israel.

39:

7

And he put them on the shoulders of the ephod, that they should

be stones for a memorial to the children of Israel; as the LORD

commanded Moses.

39:

8

And he made the breastplate of cunning work, like the work of the

ephod; of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.

39:

9

It was foursquare; they made the breastplate double: a span was

the length thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, being doubled.

39:10

And they set in it four rows of stones: the first row was a sardius,

a topaz, and a carbuncle: this was the first row.

39:11

And the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond.

39:12

And the third row, a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.

39:13

And the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: they were

inclosed in ouches of gold in their inclosings.

39:14

And the stones were according to the names of the children of

Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a

signet, every one with his name, according to the twelve tribes.

39:15

And they made upon the breastplate chains at the ends, of

wreathen work of pure gold.

39:16

And they made two ouches of gold, and two gold rings; and put the

two rings in the two ends of the breastplate.

39:17

And they put the two wreathen chains of gold in the two rings on

the ends of the breastplate.

39:18

And the two ends of the two wreathen chains they fastened in the

two ouches, and put them on the shoulderpieces of the ephod,

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39:19

And they made two rings of gold, and put them on the two ends of

the breastplate, upon the border of it, which was on the side of the

ephod inward.

39:20

And they made two other golden rings, and put them on the two

sides of the ephod underneath, toward the forepart of it, over

against the other coupling thereof, above the curious girdle of the

ephod.

39:21

And they did bind the breastplate by his rings unto the rings of the

ephod with a lace of blue, that it might be above the curious girdle

of the ephod, and that the breastplate might not be loosed from the

ephod; as the LORD commanded Moses.

39:22

And he made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue.

39:23

And there was an hole in the midst of the robe, as the hole of an

habergeon, with a band round about the hole, that it should not

rend.

39:24

And they made upon the hems of the robe pomegranates of blue,

and purple, and scarlet, and twined linen.

39:25

And they made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the

pomegranates upon the hem of the robe, round about between the

pomegranates;

39:26

A bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, round about

the hem of the robe to minister in; as the LORD commanded

Moses.

39:27

And they made coats of fine linen of woven work for Aaron, and

for his sons,

39:28

And a mitre of fine linen, and goodly bonnets of fine linen, and

linen breeches of fine twined linen,

39:29

And a girdle of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet,

of needlework; as the LORD commanded Moses.

39:30

And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote

upon it a writing, like to the engravings of a signet,

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39:31

And they tied unto it a lace of blue, to fasten it on high upon the

mitre; as the LORD commanded Moses.

39:32

Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the

congregation finished: and the children of Israel did according to all

that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they.

39:33

And they brought the tabernacle unto Moses, the tent, and all his

furniture, his taches, his boards, his bars, and his pillars, and his

sockets,

39:34

And the covering of rams skins dyed red, and the covering of

badgers skins, and the vail of the covering,

39:35

The ark of the testimony, and the staves thereof, and the mercy

seat,

39:36

The table, and all the vessels thereof, and the shewbread,

39:37

The pure candlestick, with the lamps thereof, even with the lamps

to be set in order, and all the vessels thereof, and the oil for light,

39:38

And the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense,

and the hanging for the tabernacle door,

39:39

The brasen altar, and his grate of brass, his staves, and all his

vessels, the laver and his foot,

39:40

The hangings of the court, his pillars, and his sockets, and the

hanging for the court gate, his cords, and his pins, and all the

vessels of the service of the tabernacle, for the tent of the

congregation,

39:41

The cloths of service to do service in the holy place, and the holy

garments for Aaron the priest, and his sons garments, to minister

in the priest痴 office.

39:42

According to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the

children of Israel made all the work.

39:43

And Moses did look upon all the work, and, behold, they had done

it as the LORD had commanded, even so had they done it: and

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CHAPTER 40

 

40:

1

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

40:

2

On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the tabernacle

of the tent of the congregation.

40:

3

And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the

ark with the vail.

40:

4

And thou shalt bring in the table, and set in order the things that

are to be set in order upon it; and thou shalt bring in the

candlestick, and light the lamps thereof.

40:

5

And thou shalt set the altar of gold for the incense before the ark of

the testimony, and put the hanging of the door to the tabernacle.

40:

6

And thou shalt set the altar of the burnt offering before the door of

the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.

40:

7

And thou shalt set the laver between the tent of the congregation

and the altar, and shalt put water therein.

40:

8

And thou shalt set up the court round about, and hang up the

hanging at the court gate.

40:

9

And thou shalt take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and

all that is therein, and shalt hallow it, and all the vessels thereof:

and it shall be holy.

40:10

And thou shalt anoint the altar of the burnt offering, and all his

vessels, and sanctify the altar: and it shall be an altar most holy.

40:11

And thou shalt anoint the laver and his foot, and sanctify it.

40:12

And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the

tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water.

40:13

And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him,

and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me in the priest痴

office.

40:14

And thou shalt bring his sons, and clothe them with coats:

40:15

And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that

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shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their

generations.

40:16 Thus did Moses: according to all that the LORD commanded him,

so did he.

40:17 And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the

first day of the month, that the tabernacle was reared up.

40:18 And Moses reared up the tabernacle, and fastened his sockets, and

set up the boards thereof, and put in the bars thereof, and reared

up his pillars.

40:19 And he spread abroad the tent over the tabernacle, and put the

covering of the tent above upon it; as the LORD commanded

Moses.

40:20 And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves

on the ark, and put the mercy seat above upon the ark:

40:21 And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the vail of

the covering, and covered the ark of the testimony; as the LORD

commanded Moses.

40:22 And he put the table in the tent of the congregation, upon the side

of the tabernacle northward, without the vail.

40:23 And he set the bread in order upon it before the LORD; as the

LORD had commanded Moses.

40:24 And he put the candlestick in the tent of the congregation, over

against the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward.

40:25 And he lighted the lamps before the LORD; as the LORD

commanded Moses.

40:26 And he put the golden altar in the tent of the congregation before

the vail:

40:27 And he burnt sweet incense thereon; as the LORD commanded

Moses.

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40:29 And he put the altar of burnt offering by the door of the tabernacle

of the tent of the congregation, and offered upon it the burnt

offering and the meat offering; as the LORD commanded Moses.

40:30 And he set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the

altar, and put water there, to wash withal.

40:31 And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their

feet thereat:

40:32 When they went into the tent of the congregation, and when they

came near unto the altar, they washed; as the LORD commanded

Moses.

40:33 And he reared up the court round about the tabernacle and the

altar, and set up the hanging of the court gate. So Moses finished

the work.

40:34 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of

the LORD filled the tabernacle.

40:35 And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation,

because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled

the tabernacle.

40:36 And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the

children of Israel went onward in all their journeys:

40:37 But if the cloud were not taken up, then they journeyed not till the

day that it was taken up.

40:38 For the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and

fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel,

throughout all their journeys.

 


 

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The Third Book of Moses

Commonly Called

LEVITICUS

CHAPTER 1

1:1 And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the

tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

1:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of

you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering

of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock.

1:3 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male

without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the

door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD.

1:4 And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and

it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

1:5 And he shall kill the bullock before the LORD: and the priests,

Aaron痴 sons, shall bring the blood, and sprinkle the blood round

about upon the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of the

congregation.

1:6 And he shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into his pieces.

1:7 And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and

lay the wood in order upon the fire:

1:8 And the priests, Aaron痴 sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and

the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is upon

the altar:

1:9 But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest

shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made

by fire, of a sweet savor unto the LORD.

 


 

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1:10 And if his offering be of the flocks, namely, of the sheep, or of the

goats, for a burnt sacrifice; he shall bring it a male without blemish.

1:11 And he shall kill it on the side of the altar northward before the

LORD: and the priests, Aaron痴 sons, shall sprinkle his blood

round about upon the altar.

1:12 And he shall cut it into his pieces, with his head and his fat: and

the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire

which is upon the altar:

1:13 But he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water: and the

priest shall bring it all, and burn it upon the altar: it is a burnt

sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the

LORD.

1:14 And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD be of fowls,

then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.

1:15 And the priest shall bring it unto the altar, and wring off his head,

and burn it on the altar; and the blood thereof shall be wrung out at

the side of the altar:

1:16 And he shall pluck away his crop with his feathers, and cast it

beside the altar on the east part, by the place of the ashes:

1:17 And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but shall not divide it

asunder: and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood

that is upon the fire: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire,

of a sweet savor unto the LORD.

CHAPTER 2

2:1 And when any will offer a meat offering unto the LORD, his

offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put

frankincense thereon:

2:2 And he shall bring it to Aaron痴 sons the priests: and he shall take

thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof,

with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the

memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a

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2:

3

And the remnant of the meat offering shall be Aaron痴 and his

sons: it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made

by fire.

2:

4

And if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering baken in the oven,

it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or

unleavened wafers anointed with oil.

2:

5

And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in a pan, it shall be of

fine flour unleavened, mingled with oil.

2:

6

Thou shalt part it in pieces, and pour oil thereon: it is a meat

offering.

2:

7

And if thy oblation be a meat offering baken in the fryingpan, it

shall be made of fine flour with oil.

2:

8

And thou shalt bring the meat offering that is made of these things

unto the LORD: and when it is presented unto the priest, he shall

bring it unto the altar.

2:

9

And the priest shall take from the meat offering a memorial thereof,

and shall burn it upon the altar: it is an offering made by fire, of a

sweet savor unto the LORD.

2:10

And that which is left of the meat offering shall be Aaron痴 and his

sons: it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made

by fire.

2:11

No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the LORD, shall be

made with leaven: for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, in

any offering of the LORD made by fire.

2:12

As for the oblation of the firstfruits, ye shall offer them unto the

LORD: but they shall not be burnt on the altar for a sweet savor.

2:13

And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with

salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to

be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou

shalt offer salt.

2:14

And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits unto the LORD,

thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy firstfruits green ears of

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2:15

And thou shalt put oil upon it, and lay frankincense thereon: it is a

meat offering.

2:16

And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the beaten corn

thereof, and part of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense

thereof: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

CHAPTER 3

 

3:

1

And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offer it of

the herd; whether it be a male or female, he shall offer it without

blemish before the LORD.

3:

2

And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it

at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron痴 sons

the priests shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.

3:

3

And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering

made by fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards,

and all the fat that is upon the inwards,

3:

4

And the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the

flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he

take away.

3:

5

And Aaron痴 sons shall burn it on the altar upon the burnt

sacrifice, which is upon the wood that is on the fire: it is an

offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the LORD.

3:

6

And if his offering for a sacrifice of peace offering unto the LORD

be of the flock; male or female, he shall offer it without blemish.

3:

7

If he offer a lamb for his offering, then shall he offer it before the

LORD.

3:

8

And he shall lay his hand upon the head of his offering, and kill it

before the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron痴 sons shall

sprinkle the blood thereof round about upon the altar.

3:

9

And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering

made by fire unto the LORD; the fat thereof, and the whole rump,

it shall he take off hard by the backbone; and the fat that covereth

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3:10

And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by

the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he

take away.

3:11

And the priest shall burn it upon the altar: it is the food of the

offering made by fire unto the LORD.

3:12

And if his offering be a goat, then he shall offer it before the

LORD.

3:13

And he shall lay his hand upon the head of it, and kill it before the

tabernacle of the congregation: and the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle

the blood thereof upon the altar round about.

3:14

And he shall offer thereof his offering, even an offering made by

fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the

fat that is upon the inwards,

3:15

And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by

the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he

take away.

3:16

And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: it is the food of the

offering made by fire for a sweet savor: all the fat is the LORD痴.

3:17

It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all

your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.

CHAPTER 4

 

4:

1

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

4:

2

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through

ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD

concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against

any of them:

4:

3

If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the

people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a

young bullock without blemish unto the LORD for a sin offering.

4:

4

And he shall bring the bullock unto the door of the tabernacle of

the congregation before the LORD; and shall lay his hand upon the

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4:

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And the priest that is anointed shall take of the bullock痴 blood,

and bring it to the tabernacle of the congregation:

4:

6

And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the

blood seven times before the LORD, before the vail of the

sanctuary.

4:

7

And the priest shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the

altar of sweet incense before the LORD, which is in the tabernacle

of the congregation; and shall pour all the blood of the bullock at

the bottom of the altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of

the tabernacle of the congregation.

4:

8

And he shall take off from it all the fat of the bullock for the sin

offering; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is

upon the inwards,

4:

9

And the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, which is by

the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he

take away,

4:10

As it was taken off from the bullock of the sacrifice of peace

offerings: and the priest shall burn them upon the altar of the burnt

offering.

4:11

And the skin of the bullock, and all his flesh, with his head, and

with his legs, and his inwards, and his dung,

4:12

Even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto

a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the

wood with fire: where the ashes are poured out shall he be burnt.

4:13

And if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance, and

the thing be hid from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done

somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD

concerning things which should not be done, and are guilty;

4:14

When the sin, which they have sinned against it, is known, then the

congregation shall offer a young bullock for the sin, and bring him

before the tabernacle of the congregation.

4:15

And the elders of the congregation shall lay their hands upon the

head of the bullock before the LORD: and the bullock shall be

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4:16

And the priest that is anointed shall bring of the bullock痴 blood to

the tabernacle of the congregation:

4:17

And the priest shall dip his finger in some of the blood, and

sprinkle it seven times before the LORD, even before the vail.

4:18

And he shall put some of the blood upon the horns of the altar

which is before the LORD, that is in the tabernacle of the

congregation, and shall pour out all the blood at the bottom of the

altar of the burnt offering, which is at the door of the tabernacle of

the congregation.

4:19

And he shall take all his fat from him, and burn it upon the altar.

4:20

And he shall do with the bullock as he did with the bullock for a

sin offering, so shall he do with this: and the priest shall make an

atonement for them, and it shall be forgiven them.

4:21

And he shall carry forth the bullock without the camp, and burn

him as he burned the first bullock: it is a sin offering for the

congregation.

4:22

When a ruler hath sinned, and done somewhat through ignorance

against any of the commandments of the LORD his God

concerning things which should not be done, and is guilty;

4:23

Or if his sin, wherein he hath sinned, come to his knowledge; he

shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a male without blemish:

4:24

And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the goat, and kill it in

the place where they kill the burnt offering before the LORD: it is

a sin offering.

4:25

And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his

finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and

shall pour out his blood at the bottom of the altar of burnt offering.

4:26

And he shall burn all his fat upon the altar, as the fat of the

sacrifice of peace offerings: and the priest shall make an atonement

for him as concerning his sin, and it shall be forgiven him.

4:27

And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while

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LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and be

guilty;

 

4:28

Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, come to his knowledge: then he

shall bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a female without blemish,

for his sin which he hath sinned.

4:29

And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and

slay the sin offering in the place of the burnt offering.

4:30

And the priest shall take of the blood thereof with his finger, and

put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and shall pour

out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar.

4:31

And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat is taken away

from off the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the priest shall burn it

upon the altar for a sweet savor unto the LORD; and the priest

shall make an atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him.

4:32

And if he bring a lamb for a sin offering, he shall bring it a female

without blemish.

4:33

And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin offering, and

slay it for a sin offering in the place where they kill the burnt

offering.

4:34

And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering with his

finger, and put it upon the horns of the altar of burnt offering, and

shall pour out all the blood thereof at the bottom of the altar:

4:35

And he shall take away all the fat thereof, as the fat of the lamb is

taken away from the sacrifice of the peace offerings; and the priest

shall burn them upon the altar, according to the offerings made by

fire unto the LORD: and the priest shall make an atonement for his

sin that he hath committed, and it shall be forgiven him.

CHAPTER 5

 

5:

1

And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness,

whether he hath seen or known of it; if he do not utter it, then he

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5:

2

Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an

unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of

unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall

be unclean, and guilty.

5:

3

Or if he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever uncleanness it

be that a man shall be defiled withal, and it be hid from him; when

he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty.

5:

4

Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do

good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath,

and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be

guilty in one of these.

5:

5

And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that

he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing:

5:

6

And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his sin

which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of

the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement

for him concerning his sin.

5:

7

And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his

trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young

pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a

burnt offering.

5:

8

And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which

is for the sin offering first, and wring off his head from his neck,

but shall not divide it asunder:

5:

9

And he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side

of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the

bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering.

5:10

And he shall offer the second for a burnt offering, according to the

manner: and the priest shall make an atonement for him for his sin

which he hath sinned, and it shall be forgiven him.

5:11

But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young

pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth

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upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon: for it is a sin

offering.

 

5:12

Then shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his

handful of it, even a memorial thereof, and burn it on the altar,

according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: it is a sin

offering.

5:13

And the priest shall make an atonement for him as touching his sin

that he hath sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him: and

the remnant shall be the priest痴, as a meat offering.

5:14

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

5:15

If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy

things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the

LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy

estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary,

for a trespass offering.

5:16

And he shall make amends for the harm that he hath done in the

holy thing, and shall add the fifth part thereto, and give it unto the

priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram

of the trespass offering, and it shall be forgiven him.

5:17

And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are

forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though

he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.

5:18

And he shall bring a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy

estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: and the priest

shall make an atonement for him concerning his ignorance wherein

he erred and wist it not, and it shall be forgiven him.

5:19

It is a trespass offering: he hath certainly trespassed against the

LORD.

CHAPTER 6

 

6:

1

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

6:

2

If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto

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fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived

his neighbor;

 

6:

3

Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and

sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning

therein:

6:

4

Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall

restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he

hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or

the lost thing which he found,

6:

5

Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore

it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and

give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass

offering.

6:

6

And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram

without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a

trespass offering, unto the priest:

6:

7

And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD:

and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in

trespassing therein.

6:

8

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

6:

9

Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt

offering: It is the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the

altar all night unto the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be

burning in it.

6:10

And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen

breeches shall he put upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which

the fire hath consumed with the burnt offering on the altar, and he

shall put them beside the altar.

6:11

And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and

carry forth the ashes without the camp unto a clean place.

6:12

And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put

out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay

the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat

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6:13

The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.

6:14

And this is the law of the meat offering: the sons of Aaron shall

offer it before the LORD, before the altar.

6:15

And he shall take of it his handful, of the flour of the meat offering,

and of the oil thereof, and all the frankincense which is upon the

meat offering, and shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savor,

even the memorial of it, unto the LORD.

6:16

And the remainder thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: with

unleavened bread shall it be eaten in the holy place; in the court of

the tabernacle of the congregation they shall eat it.

6:17

It shall not be baken with leaven. I have given it unto them for their

portion of my offerings made by fire; it is most holy, as is the sin

offering, and as the trespass offering.

6:18

All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it. It shall be

a statute for ever in your generations concerning the offerings of

the LORD made by fire: every one that toucheth them shall be

holy.

6:19

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

6:20

This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer

unto the LORD in the day when he is anointed; the tenth part of

an ephah of fine flour for a meat offering perpetual, half of it in the

morning, and half thereof at night.

6:21

In a pan it shall be made with oil; and when it is baken, thou shalt

bring it in: and the baken pieces of the meat offering shalt thou

offer for a sweet savor unto the LORD.

6:22

And the priest of his sons that is anointed in his stead shall offer it:

it is a statute for ever unto the LORD; it shall be wholly burnt.

6:23

For every meat offering for the priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall

not be eaten.

6:24

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

6:25

Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying, This is the law of the

sin offering: In the place where the burnt offering is killed shall the

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6:26

The priest that offereth it for sin shall eat it: in the holy place shall

it be eaten, in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation.

6:27

Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy: and when

there is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment, thou

shalt wash that whereon it was sprinkled in the holy place.

6:28

But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken: and if it

be sodden in a brasen pot, it shall be both scoured, and rinsed in

water.

6:29

All the males among the priests shall eat thereof: it is most holy.

6:30

And no sin offering, whereof any of the blood is brought into the

tabernacle of the congregation to reconcile withal in the holy place,

shall be eaten: it shall be burnt in the fire.

CHAPTER 7

 

7:

1

Likewise this is the law of the trespass offering: it is most holy.

7:

2

In the place where they kill the burnt offering shall they kill the

trespass offering: and the blood thereof shall he sprinkle round

about upon the altar.

7:

3

And he shall offer of it all the fat thereof; the rump, and the fat that

covereth the inwards,

7:

4

And the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the

flanks, and the caul that is above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall

he take away:

7:

5

And the priest shall burn them upon the altar for an offering made

by fire unto the LORD: it is a trespass offering.

7:

6

Every male among the priests shall eat thereof: it shall be eaten in

the holy place: it is most holy.

7:

7

As the sin offering is, so is the trespass offering: there is one law

for them: the priest that maketh atonement therewith shall have it.

7:

8

And the priest that offereth any man痴 burnt offering, even the

priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt offering which he

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7:9 And all the meat offering that is baken in the oven, and all that is

dressed in the fryingpan, and in the pan, shall be the priest痴 that

offereth it.

7:10 And every meat offering, mingled with oil, and dry, shall all the

sons of Aaron have, one as much as another.

7:11 And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he

shall offer unto the LORD.

7:12 If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice

of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened

wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour,

fried.

7:13 Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread

with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings.

7:14 And of it he shall offer one out of the whole oblation for an heave

offering unto the LORD, and it shall be the priest痴 that sprinkleth

the blood of the peace offerings.

7:15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving

shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any

of it until the morning.

7:16 But if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow, or a voluntary offering,

it shall be eaten the same day that he offereth his sacrifice: and on

the morrow also the remainder of it shall be eaten:

7:17 But the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall

be burnt with fire.

7:18 And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings be

eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it

be imputed unto him that offereth it: it shall be an abomination,

and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity.

7:19 And the flesh that toucheth any unclean thing shall not be eaten; it

shall be burnt with fire: and as for the flesh, all that be clean shall

eat thereof.

 


 

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7:20

But the soul that eateth of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace

offerings, that pertain unto the LORD, having his uncleanness

upon him, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.

7:21

Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean thing, as the

uncleanness of man, or any unclean beast, or any abominable

unclean thing, and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace

offerings, which pertain unto the LORD, even that soul shall be cut

off from his people.

7:22

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

7:23

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of

fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat.

7:24

And the fat of the beast that dieth of itself, and the fat of that

which is torn with beasts, may be used in any other use: but ye

shall in no wise eat of it.

7:25

For whosoever eateth the fat of the beast, of which men offer an

offering made by fire unto the LORD, even the soul that eateth it

shall be cut off from his people.

7:26

Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or

of beast, in any of your dwellings.

7:27

Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood, even that

soul shall be cut off from his people.

7:28

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

7:29

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, He that offereth the

sacrifice of his peace offerings unto the LORD shall bring his

oblation unto the LORD of the sacrifice of his peace offerings.

7:30

His own hands shall bring the offerings of the LORD made by fire,

the fat with the breast, it shall he bring, that the breast may be

waved for a wave offering before the LORD.

7:31

And the priest shall burn the fat upon the altar: but the breast shall

be Aaron痴 and his sons.

7:32

And the right shoulder shall ye give unto the priest for an heave

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7:33

He among the sons of Aaron, that offereth the blood of the peace

offerings, and the fat, shall have the right shoulder for his part.

7:34

For the wave breast and the heave shoulder have I taken of the

children of Israel from off the sacrifices of their peace offerings,

and have given them unto Aaron the priest and unto his sons by a

statute for ever from among the children of Israel.

7:35

This is the portion of the anointing of Aaron, and of the anointing

of his sons, out of the offerings of the LORD made by fire, in the

day when he presented them to minister unto the LORD in the

priest痴 office;

7:36

Which the LORD commanded to be given them of the children of

Israel, in the day that he anointed them, by a statute for ever

throughout their generations.

7:37

This is the law of the burnt offering, of the meat offering, and of

the sin offering, and of the trespass offering, and of the

consecrations, and of the sacrifice of the peace offerings;

7:38

Which the LORD commanded Moses in mount Sinai, in the day

that he commanded the children of Israel to offer their oblations

unto the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai.

CHAPTER 8

 

8:

1

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

8:

2

Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the

anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin offering, and two rams, and a

basket of unleavened bread;

8:

3

And gather thou all the congregation together unto the door of the

tabernacle of the congregation.

8:

4

And Moses did as the LORD commanded him; and the assembly

was gathered together unto the door of the tabernacle of the

congregation.

8:

5

And Moses said unto the congregation, This is the thing which the

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And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with

water.

8:

7

And he put upon him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and

clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he

girded him with the curious girdle of the ephod, and bound it unto

him therewith.

8:

8

And he put the breastplate upon him: also he put in the breastplate

the Urim and the Thummim.

8:

9

And he put the mitre upon his head; also upon the mitre, even

upon his forefront, did he put the golden plate, the holy crown; as

the LORD commanded Moses.

8:10

And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and

all that was therein, and sanctified them.

8:11

And he sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed

the altar and all his vessels, both the laver and his foot, to sanctify

them.

8:12

And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron痴 head, and

anointed him, to sanctify him.

8:13

And Moses brought Aaron痴 sons, and put coats upon them, and

girded them with girdles, and put bonnets upon them; as the

LORD commanded Moses.

8:14

And he brought the bullock for the sin offering: and Aaron and his

sons laid their hands upon the head of the bullock for the sin

offering.

8:15

And he slew it; and Moses took the blood, and put it upon the

horns of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the

altar, and poured the blood at the bottom of the altar, and

sanctified it, to make reconciliation upon it.

8:16

And he took all the fat that was upon the inwards, and the caul

above the liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat, and Moses

burned it upon the altar.

8:17

But the bullock, and his hide, his flesh, and his dung, he burnt with

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8:18

And he brought the ram for the burnt offering: and Aaron and his

sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram.

8:19

And he killed it; and Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar

round about.

8:20

And he cut the ram into pieces; and Moses burnt the head, and the

pieces, and the fat.

8:21

And he washed the inwards and the legs in water; and Moses burnt

the whole ram upon the altar: it was a burnt sacrifice for a sweet

savor, and an offering made by fire unto the LORD; as the LORD

commanded Moses.

8:22

And he brought the other ram, the ram of consecration: and Aaron

and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the ram.

8:23

And he slew it; and Moses took of the blood of it, and put it upon

the tip of Aaron痴 right ear, and upon the thumb of his right hand,

and upon the great toe of his right foot.

8:24

And he brought Aaron痴 sons, and Moses put of the blood upon

the tip of their right ear, and upon the thumbs of their right hands,

and upon the great toes of their right feet: and Moses sprinkled the

blood upon the altar round about.

8:25

And he took the fat, and the rump, and all the fat that was upon

the inwards, and the caul above the liver, and the two kidneys, and

their fat, and the right shoulder:

8:26

And out of the basket of unleavened bread, that was before the

LORD, he took one unleavened cake, and a cake of oiled bread, and

one wafer, and put them on the fat, and upon the right shoulder:

8:27

And he put all upon Aaron痴 hands, and upon his sons hands, and

waved them for a wave offering before the LORD.

8:28

And Moses took them from off their hands, and burnt them on the

altar upon the burnt offering: they were consecrations for a sweet

savor: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

8:29

And Moses took the breast, and waved it for a wave offering

before the LORD: for of the ram of consecration it was Moses

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8:30

And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was

upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, and upon his

garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons garments with

him; and sanctified Aaron, and his garments, and his sons, and his

sons garments with him.

8:31

And Moses said unto Aaron and to his sons, Boil the flesh at the

door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and there eat it with the

bread that is in the basket of consecrations, as I commanded,

saying, Aaron and his sons shall eat it.

8:32

And that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread shall ye

burn with fire.

8:33

And ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the

congregation in seven days, until the days of your consecration be

at an end: for seven days shall he consecrate you.

8:34

As he hath done this day, so the LORD hath commanded to do, to

make an atonement for you.

8:35

Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the

congregation day and night seven days, and keep the charge of the

LORD, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.

8:36

So Aaron and his sons did all things which the LORD commanded

by the hand of Moses.

CHAPTER 9

 

9:

1

And it came to pass on the eighth day, that Moses called Aaron

and his sons, and the elders of Israel;

9:

2

And he said unto Aaron, Take thee a young calf for a sin offering,

and a ram for a burnt offering, without blemish, and offer them

before the LORD.

9:

3

And unto the children of Israel thou shalt speak, saying, Take ye a

kid of the goats for a sin offering; and a calf and a lamb, both of the

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4

Also a bullock and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before the

LORD; and a meat offering mingled with oil: for to day the LORD

will appear unto you.

9:

5

And they brought that which Moses commanded before the

tabernacle of the congregation: and all the congregation drew near

and stood before the LORD.

9:

6

And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commanded

that ye should do: and the glory of the LORD shall appear unto

you.

9:

7

And Moses said unto Aaron, Go unto the altar, and offer thy sin

offering, and thy burnt offering, and make an atonement for

thyself, and for the people: and offer the offering of the people,

and make an atonement for them; as the LORD commanded.

9:

8

Aaron therefore went unto the altar, and slew the calf of the sin

offering, which was for himself.

9:

9

And the sons of Aaron brought the blood unto him: and he dipped

his finger in the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar, and

poured out the blood at the bottom of the altar:

9:10

But the fat, and the kidneys, and the caul above the liver of the sin

offering, he burnt upon the altar; as the LORD commanded Moses.

9:11

And the flesh and the hide he burnt with fire without the camp.

9:12

And he slew the burnt offering; and Aaron痴 sons presented unto

him the blood, which he sprinkled round about upon the altar.

9:13

And they presented the burnt offering unto him, with the pieces

thereof, and the head: and he burnt them upon the altar.

9:14

And he did wash the inwards and the legs, and burnt them upon

the burnt offering on the altar.

9:15

And he brought the people痴 offering, and took the goat, which

was the sin offering for the people, and slew it, and offered it for

sin, as the first.

9:16

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9:17

And he brought the meat offering, and took an handful thereof, and

burnt it upon the altar, beside the burnt sacrifice of the morning.

9:18

He slew also the bullock and the ram for a sacrifice of peace

offerings, which was for the people: and Aaron痴 sons presented

unto him the blood, which he sprinkled upon the altar round about,

9:19

And the fat of the bullock and of the ram, the rump, and that which

covereth the inwards, and the kidneys, and the caul above the liver:

9:20

And they put the fat upon the breasts, and he burnt the fat upon

the altar:

9:21

And the breasts and the right shoulder Aaron waved for a wave

offering before the LORD; as Moses commanded.

9:22

And Aaron lifted up his hand toward the people, and blessed them,

and came down from offering of the sin offering, and the burnt

offering, and peace offerings.

9:23

And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the

congregation, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory

of the LORD appeared unto all the people.

9:24

And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed

upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the

people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.

CHAPTER 10

 

10:

1

And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his

censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered

strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.

10:

2

And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and

they died before the LORD.

10:

3

Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake,

saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before

all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.

10:

4

And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the

uncle of Aaron, and said unto them, Come near, carry your

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10:

5

So they went near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp;

as Moses had said.

10:

6

And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar,

his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest

ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your

brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the

LORD hath kindled.

10:

7

And ye shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of the

congregation, lest ye die: for the anointing oil of the LORD is upon

you. And they did according to the word of Moses.

10:

8

And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying,

10:

9

Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee,

when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it

shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:

10:10

And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and

between unclean and clean;

10:11

And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which

the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.

10:12

And Moses spake unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar,

his sons that were left, Take the meat offering that remaineth of the

offerings of the LORD made by fire, and eat it without leaven

beside the altar: for it is most holy:

10:13

And ye shall eat it in the holy place, because it is thy due, and thy

sons due, of the sacrifices of the LORD made by fire: for so I am

commanded.

10:14

And the wave breast and heave shoulder shall ye eat in a clean

place; thou, and thy sons, and thy daughters with thee: for they be

thy due, and thy sons due, which are given out of the sacrifices of

peace offerings of the children of Israel.

10:15

The heave shoulder and the wave breast shall they bring with the

offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave offering

before the LORD; and it shall be thine, and thy sons with thee, by

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10:16

And Moses diligently sought the goat of the sin offering, and,

behold, it was burnt: and he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar,

the sons of Aaron which were left alive, saying,

10:17

Wherefore have ye not eaten the sin offering in the holy place,

seeing it is most holy, and God hath given it you to bear the

iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before

the LORD?

10:18

Behold, the blood of it was not brought in within the holy place:

ye should indeed have eaten it in the holy place, as I commanded.

10:19

And Aaron said unto Moses, Behold, this day have they offered

their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD; and

such things have befallen me: and if I had eaten the sin offering to

day, should it have been accepted in the sight of the LORD?

10:20

And when Moses heard that, he was content.

CHAPTER 11

 

11:

1

And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto

them,

11:

2

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts

which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.

11:

3

Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the

cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.

11:

4

Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of

them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the

cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

11:

5

And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the

hoof; he is unclean unto you.

11:

6

And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the

hoof; he is unclean unto you.

11:

7

And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet

he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.


 

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11:

8

Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch;

they are unclean to you.

11:

9

These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins

and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye

eat.

11:10

And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers,

of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in

the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:

11:11

They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of

their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.

11:12

Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an

abomination unto you.

11:13

And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the

fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle,

and the ossifrage, and the ospray,

11:14

And the vulture, and the kite after his kind;

11:15

Every raven after his kind;

11:16

And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk

after his kind,

11:17

And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

11:18

And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle,

11:19

And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the

bat.

11:20

All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination

unto you.

11:21

Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth

upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon

the earth;

11:22

Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the

bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the

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11:23 But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be

an abomination unto you.

11:24 And for these ye shall be unclean: whosoever toucheth the carcase

of them shall be unclean until the even.

11:25 And whosoever beareth ought of the carcase of them shall wash his

clothes, and be unclean until the even.

11:26 The carcases of every beast which divideth the hoof, and is not

clovenfooted, nor cheweth the cud, are unclean unto you: every

one that toucheth them shall be unclean.

11:27 And whatsoever goeth upon his paws, among all manner of beasts

that go on all four, those are unclean unto you: whoso toucheth

their carcase shall be unclean until the even.

11:28 And he that beareth the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and

be unclean until the even: they are unclean unto you.

11:29 These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things

that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the

tortoise after his kind,

11:30 And the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and

the mole.

11:31 These are unclean to you among all that creep: whosoever doth

touch them, when they be dead, shall be unclean until the even.

11:32 And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead, doth fall,

it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood, or raiment, or

skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it be, wherein any work is done, it

must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the even; so it

shall be cleansed.

11:33 And every earthen vessel, whereinto any of them falleth,

whatsoever is in it shall be unclean; and ye shall break it.

11:34 Of all meat which may be eaten, that on which such water cometh

shall be unclean: and all drink that may be drunk in every such

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11:35

And every thing whereupon any part of their carcase falleth shall

be unclean; whether it be oven, or ranges for pots, they shall be

broken down: for they are unclean and shall be unclean unto you.

11:36

Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein there is plenty of water,

shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcase shall be

unclean.

11:37

And if any part of their carcase fall upon any sowing seed which is

to be sown, it shall be clean.

11:38

But if any water be put upon the seed, and any part of their

carcase fall thereon, it shall be unclean unto you.

11:39

And if any beast, of which ye may eat, die; he that toucheth the

carcase thereof shall be unclean until the even.

11:40

And he that eateth of the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and

be unclean until the even: he also that beareth the carcase of it shall

wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.

11:41

And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth shall be an

abomination; it shall not be eaten.

11:42

Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all

four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things that

creep upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are an

abomination.

11:43

Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing

that creepeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them,

that ye should be defiled thereby.

11:44

For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify

yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye

defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth

upon the earth.

11:45

For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt,

to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.

11:46

This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living

creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that

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11:47 To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and

between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be

eaten.

CHAPTER 12

12:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

12:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have

conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean

seven days; according to the days of the separation for her

infirmity shall she be unclean.

12:3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.

12:4 And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and

thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the

sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.

12:5 But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks,

as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her

purifying threescore and six days.

12:6 And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a

daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt

offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering,

unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest:

12:7 Who shall offer it before the LORD, and make an atonement for

her; and she shall be cleansed from the issue of her blood. This is

the law for her that hath born a male or a female.

12:8 And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two

turtles, or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and

the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement

for her, and she shall be clean.

CHAPTER 13

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2

When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or

bright spot, and it be in the skin of his flesh like the plague of

leprosy; then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto

one of his sons the priests:

13:

3

And the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the flesh: and

when the hair in the plague is turned white, and the plague in sight

be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is a plague of leprosy: and

the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean.

13:

4

If the bright spot be white in the skin of his flesh, and in sight be

not deeper than the skin, and the hair thereof be not turned white;

then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague seven days:

13:

5

And the priest shall look on him the seventh day: and, behold, if

the plague in his sight be at a stay, and the plague spread not in the

skin; then the priest shall shut him up seven days more:

13:

6

And the priest shall look on him again the seventh day: and,

behold, if the plague be somewhat dark, and the plague spread not

in the skin, the priest shall pronounce him clean: it is but a scab:

and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.

13:

7

But if the scab spread much abroad in the skin, after that he hath

been seen of the priest for his cleansing, he shall be seen of the

priest again.

13:

8

And if the priest see that, behold, the scab spreadeth in the skin,

then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a leprosy.

13:

9

When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought

unto the priest;

13:10

And the priest shall see him: and, behold, if the rising be white in

the skin, and it have turned the hair white, and there be quick raw

flesh in the rising;

13:11

It is an old leprosy in the skin of his flesh, and the priest shall

pronounce him unclean, and shall not shut him up: for he is

unclean.

13:12

And if a leprosy break out abroad in the skin, and the leprosy

cover all the skin of him that hath the plague from his head even to

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13:13

Then the priest shall consider: and, behold, if the leprosy have

covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the

plague: it is all turned white: he is clean.

13:14

But when raw flesh appeareth in him, he shall be unclean.

13:15

And the priest shall see the raw flesh, and pronounce him to be

unclean: for the raw flesh is unclean: it is a leprosy.

13:16

Or if the raw flesh turn again, and be changed unto white, he shall

come unto the priest;

13:17

And the priest shall see him: and, behold, if the plague be turned

into white; then the priest shall pronounce him clean that hath the

plague: he is clean.

13:18

The flesh also, in which, even in the skin thereof, was a boil, and is

healed,

13:19

And in the place of the boil there be a white rising, or a bright spot,

white, and somewhat reddish, and it be shewed to the priest;

13:20

And if, when the priest seeth it, behold, it be in sight lower than

the skin, and the hair thereof be turned white; the priest shall

pronounce him unclean: it is a plague of leprosy broken out of the

boil.

13:21

But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hairs

therein, and if it be not lower than the skin, but be somewhat dark;

then the priest shall shut him up seven days:

13:22

And if it spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest shall

pronounce him unclean: it is a plague.

13:23

But if the bright spot stay in his place, and spread not, it is a

burning boil; and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

13:24

Or if there be any flesh, in the skin whereof there is a hot burning,

and the quick flesh that burneth have a white bright spot,

somewhat reddish, or white;

13:25

Then the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, if the hair in the

bright spot be turned white, and it be in sight deeper than the skin;

it is a leprosy broken out of the burning: wherefore the priest shall

pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy.


 

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13:26

But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hair in

the bright spot, and it be no lower than the other skin, but be

somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven days:

13:27

And the priest shall look upon him the seventh day: and if it be

spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce

him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy.

13:28

And if the bright spot stay in his place, and spread not in the skin,

but it be somewhat dark; it is a rising of the burning, and the priest

shall pronounce him clean: for it is an inflammation of the burning.

13:29

If a man or woman have a plague upon the head or the beard;

13:30

Then the priest shall see the plague: and, behold, if it be in sight

deeper than the skin; and there be in it a yellow thin hair; then the

priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a dry scall, even a leprosy

upon the head or beard.

13:31

And if the priest look on the plague of the scall, and, behold, it be

not in sight deeper than the skin, and that there is no black hair in

it; then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague of the scall

seven days:

13:32

And in the seventh day the priest shall look on the plague: and,

behold, if the scall spread not, and there be in it no yellow hair, and

the scall be not in sight deeper than the skin;

13:33

He shall be shaven, but the scall shall he not shave; and the priest

shall shut up him that hath the scall seven days more:

13:34

And in the seventh day the priest shall look on the scall: and,

behold, if the scall be not spread in the skin, nor be in sight deeper

than the skin; then the priest shall pronounce him clean: and he

shall wash his clothes, and be clean.

13:35

But if the scall spread much in the skin after his cleansing;

13:36

Then the priest shall look on him: and, behold, if the scall be

spread in the skin, the priest shall not seek for yellow hair; he is

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13:37

But if the scall be in his sight at a stay, and that there is black hair

grown up therein; the scall is healed, he is clean: and the priest shall

pronounce him clean.

13:38

If a man also or a woman have in the skin of their flesh bright

spots, even white bright spots;

13:39

Then the priest shall look: and, behold, if the bright spots in the

skin of their flesh be darkish white; it is a freckled spot that

groweth in the skin; he is clean.

13:40

And the man whose hair is fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is he

clean.

13:41

And he that hath his hair fallen off from the part of his head

toward his face, he is forehead bald: yet is he clean.

13:42

And if there be in the bald head, or bald forehead, a white reddish

sore; it is a leprosy sprung up in his bald head, or his bald

forehead.

13:43

Then the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, if the rising of the

sore be white reddish in his bald head, or in his bald forehead, as

the leprosy appeareth in the skin of the flesh;

13:44

He is a leprous man, he is unclean: the priest shall pronounce him

utterly unclean; his plague is in his head.

13:45

And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and

his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and

shall cry, Unclean, unclean.

13:46

All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled;

he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his

habitation be.

13:47

The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it be a

woollen garment, or a linen garment;

13:48

Whether it be in the warp, or woof; of linen, or of woollen;

whether in a skin, or in any thing made of skin;

13:49

And if the plague be greenish or reddish in the garment, or in the

skin, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin; it is

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13:50

And the priest shall look upon the plague, and shut up it that hath

the plague seven days:

13:51

And he shall look on the plague on the seventh day: if the plague

be spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in a

skin, or in any work that is made of skin; the plague is a fretting

leprosy; it is unclean.

13:52

He shall therefore burn that garment, whether warp or woof, in

woollen or in linen, or any thing of skin, wherein the plague is: for

it is a fretting leprosy; it shall be burnt in the fire.

13:53

And if the priest shall look, and, behold, the plague be not spread

in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of

skin;

13:54

Then the priest shall command that they wash the thing wherein

the plague is, and he shall shut it up seven days more:

13:55

And the priest shall look on the plague, after that it is washed: and,

behold, if the plague have not changed his color, and the plague be

not spread; it is unclean; thou shalt burn it in the fire; it is fret

inward, whether it be bare within or without.

13:56

And if the priest look, and, behold, the plague be somewhat dark

after the washing of it; then he shall rend it out of the garment, or

out of the skin, or out of the warp, or out of the woof:

13:57

And if it appear still in the garment, either in the warp, or in the

woof, or in any thing of skin; it is a spreading plague: thou shalt

burn that wherein the plague is with fire.

13:58

And the garment, either warp, or woof, or whatsoever thing of skin

it be, which thou shalt wash, if the plague be departed from them,

then it shall be washed the second time, and shall be clean.

13:59

This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of woollen or

linen, either in the warp, or woof, or any thing of skins, to

pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.

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14:

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This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He

shall be brought unto the priest:

14:

3

And the priest shall go forth out of the camp; and the priest shall

look, and, behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed in the leper;

14:

4

Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be

cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and

hyssop:

14:

5

And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an

earthen vessel over running water:

14:

6

As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the

scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in

the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water:

14:

7

And he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the

leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let

the living bird loose into the open field.

14:

8

And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off

all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean: and

after that he shall come into the camp, and shall tarry abroad out of

his tent seven days.

14:

9

But it shall be on the seventh day, that he shall shave all his hair

off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he

shall shave off: and he shall wash his clothes, also he shall wash his

flesh in water, and he shall be clean.

14:10

And on the eighth day he shall take two he lambs without blemish,

and one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish, and three tenth

deals of fine flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, and one log

of oil.

14:11

And the priest that maketh him clean shall present the man that is

to be made clean, and those things, before the LORD, at the door

of the tabernacle of the congregation:

14:12

And the priest shall take one he lamb, and offer him for a trespass

offering, and the log of oil, and wave them for a wave offering

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14:13

And he shall slay the lamb in the place where he shall kill the sin

offering and the burnt offering, in the holy place: for as the sin

offering is the priest痴, so is the trespass offering: it is most holy:

14:14

And the priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass

offering, and the priest shall put it upon the tip of the right ear of

him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right hand,

and upon the great toe of his right foot:

14:15

And the priest shall take some of the log of oil, and pour it into the

palm of his own left hand:

14:16

And the priest shall dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left

hand, and shall sprinkle of the oil with his finger seven times before

the LORD:

14:17

And of the rest of the oil that is in his hand shall the priest put

upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon

the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right

foot, upon the blood of the trespass offering:

14:18

And the remnant of the oil that is in the priest痴 hand he shall pour

upon the head of him that is to be cleansed: and the priest shall

make an atonement for him before the LORD.

14:19

And the priest shall offer the sin offering, and make an atonement

for him that is to be cleansed from his uncleanness; and afterward

he shall kill the burnt offering:

14:20

And the priest shall offer the burnt offering and the meat offering

upon the altar: and the priest shall make an atonement for him, and

he shall be clean.

14:21

And if he be poor, and cannot get so much; then he shall take one

lamb for a trespass offering to be waved, to make an atonement for

him, and one tenth deal of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat

offering, and a log of oil;

14:22

And two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, such as he is able to

get; and the one shall be a sin offering, and the other a burnt

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14:23 And he shall bring them on the eighth day for his cleansing unto the

priest, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, before

the LORD.

14:24 And the priest shall take the lamb of the trespass offering, and the

log of oil, and the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before

the LORD:

14:25 And he shall kill the lamb of the trespass offering, and the priest

shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering, and put it

upon the tip of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon

the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right

foot:

14:26 And the priest shall pour of the oil into the palm of his own left

hand:

14:27 And the priest shall sprinkle with his right finger some of the oil

that is in his left hand seven times before the LORD:

14:28 And the priest shall put of the oil that is in his hand upon the tip

of the right ear of him that is to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of

his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot, upon the

place of the blood of the trespass offering:

14:29 And the rest of the oil that is in the priest痴 hand he shall put upon

the head of him that is to be cleansed, to make an atonement for

him before the LORD.

14:30 And he shall offer the one of the turtledoves, or of the young

pigeons, such as he can get;

14:31 Even such as he is able to get, the one for a sin offering, and the

other for a burnt offering, with the meat offering: and the priest

shall make an atonement for him that is to be cleansed before the

LORD.

14:32 This is the law of him in whom is the plague of leprosy, whose

hand is not able to get that which pertaineth to his cleansing.

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14:34

When ye be come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a

possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a house of the land

of your possession;

14:35

And he that owneth the house shall come and tell the priest,

saying, It seemeth to me there is as it were a plague in the house:

14:36

Then the priest shall command that they empty the house, before

the priest go into it to see the plague, that all that is in the house be

not made unclean: and afterward the priest shall go in to see the

house:

14:37

And he shall look on the plague, and, behold, if the plague be in the

walls of the house with hollow strakes, greenish or reddish, which

in sight are lower than the wall;

14:38

Then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house,

and shut up the house seven days:

14:39

And the priest shall come again the seventh day, and shall look:

and, behold, if the plague be spread in the walls of the house;

14:40

Then the priest shall command that they take away the stones in

which the plague is, and they shall cast them into an unclean place

without the city:

14:41

And he shall cause the house to be scraped within round about, and

they shall pour out the dust that they scrape off without the city

into an unclean place:

14:42

And they shall take other stones, and put them in the place of

those stones; and he shall take other morter, and shall plaister the

house.

14:43

And if the plague come again, and break out in the house, after that

he hath taken away the stones, and after he hath scraped the house,

and after it is plaistered;

14:44

Then the priest shall come and look, and, behold, if the plague be

spread in the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the house; it is

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14:45

And he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and the timber

thereof, and all the morter of the house; and he shall carry them

forth out of the city into an unclean place.

14:46

Moreover he that goeth into the house all the while that it is shut

up shall be unclean until the even.

14:47

And he that lieth in the house shall wash his clothes; and he that

eateth in the house shall wash his clothes.

14:48

And if the priest shall come in, and look upon it, and, behold, the

plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was plaistered:

then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague

is healed.

14:49

And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood,

and scarlet, and hyssop:

14:50

And he shall kill the one of the birds in an earthen vessel over

running water:

14:51

And he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet,

and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and

in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times:

14:52

And he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with

the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar

wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet:

14:53

But he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open

fields, and make an atonement for the house: and it shall be clean.

14:54

This is the law for all manner of plague of leprosy, and scall,

14:55

And for the leprosy of a garment, and of a house,

14:56

And for a rising, and for a scab, and for a bright spot:

14:57

To teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean: this is the law of

leprosy.

CHAPTER 15

 

15:

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15:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any

man hath a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is

unclean.

15:3 And this shall be his uncleanness in his issue: whether his flesh run

with his issue, or his flesh be stopped from his issue, it is his

uncleanness.

15:4 Every bed, whereon he lieth that hath the issue, is unclean: and

every thing, whereon he sitteth, shall be unclean.

15:5 And whosoever toucheth his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe

himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

15:6 And he that sitteth on any thing whereon he sat that hath the issue

shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean

until the even.

15:7 And he that toucheth the flesh of him that hath the issue shall

wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until

the even.

15:8 And if he that hath the issue spit upon him that is clean; then he

shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean

until the even.

15:9 And what saddle soever he rideth upon that hath the issue shall be

unclean.

15:10 And whosoever toucheth any thing that was under him shall be

unclean until the even: and he that beareth any of those things shall

wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until

the even.

15:11 And whomsoever he toucheth that hath the issue, and hath not

rinsed his hands in water, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe

himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

15:12 And the vessel of earth, that he toucheth which hath the issue,

shall be broken: and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water.

15:13 And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he

shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his

clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean.

 


 

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15:14

And on the eighth day he shall take to him two turtledoves, or two

young pigeons, and come before the LORD unto the door of the

tabernacle of the congregation, and give them unto the priest:

15:15

And the priest shall offer them, the one for a sin offering, and the

other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement

for him before the LORD for his issue.

15:16

And if any man痴 seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall

wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.

15:17

And every garment, and every skin, whereon is the seed of

copulation, shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the

even.

15:18

The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed of copulation,

they shall both bathe themselves in water, and be unclean until the

even.

15:19

And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood,

she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her

shall be unclean until the even.

15:20

And every thing that she lieth upon in her separation shall be

unclean: every thing also that she sitteth upon shall be unclean.

15:21

And whosoever toucheth her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe

himself in water, and be unclean until the even.

15:22

And whosoever toucheth any thing that she sat upon shall wash

his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the

even.

15:23

And if it be on her bed, or on any thing whereon she sitteth, when

he toucheth it, he shall be unclean until the even.

15:24

And if any man lie with her at all, and her flowers be upon him, he

shall be unclean seven days; and all the bed whereon he lieth shall

be unclean.

15:25

And if a woman have an issue of her blood many days out of the

time of her separation, or if it run beyond the time of her

separation; all the days of the issue of her uncleanness shall be as

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15:26

Every bed whereon she lieth all the days of her issue shall be unto

her as the bed of her separation: and whatsoever she sitteth upon

shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her separation.

15:27

And whosoever toucheth those things shall be unclean, and shall

wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until

the even.

15:28

But if she be cleansed of her issue, then she shall number to herself

seven days, and after that she shall be clean.

15:29

And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtles, or two

young pigeons, and bring them unto the priest, to the door of the

tabernacle of the congregation.

15:30

And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other

for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for her

before the LORD for the issue of her uncleanness.

15:31

Thus shall ye separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness;

that they die not in their uncleanness, when they defile my

tabernacle that is among them.

15:32

This is the law of him that hath an issue, and of him whose seed

goeth from him, and is defiled therewith;

15:33

And of her that is sick of her flowers, and of him that hath an

issue, of the man, and of the woman, and of him that lieth with her

that is unclean.

CHAPTER 16

 

16:

1

And the LORD spake unto Moses after the death of the two sons

of Aaron, when they offered before the LORD, and died;

16:

2

And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother,

that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail

before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I

will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.

16:

3

Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bullock

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16:

4

He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen

breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and

with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these are holy garments;

therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and so put them on.

16:

5

And he shall take of the congregation of the children of Israel two

kids of the goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering.

16:

6

And Aaron shall offer his bullock of the sin offering, which is for

himself, and make an atonement for himself, and for his house.

16:

7

And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the

LORD at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

16:

8

And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the

LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat.

16:

9

And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the LORD痴 lot fell,

and offer him for a sin offering.

16:10

But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be

presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him,

and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.

16:11

And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which is for

himself, and shall make an atonement for himself, and for his

house, and shall kill the bullock of the sin offering which is for

himself:

16:12

And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the

altar before the LORD, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten

small, and bring it within the vail:

16:13

And he shall put the incense upon the fire before the LORD, that

the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is upon the

testimony, that he die not:

16:14

And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with

his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat

shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times.

16:15

Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people,

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with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat,

and before the mercy seat:

 

16:16

And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, because of the

uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their

transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle

of the congregation, that remaineth among them in the midst of

their uncleanness.

16:17

And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation

when he goeth in to make an atonement in the holy place, until he

come out, and have made an atonement for himself, and for his

household, and for all the congregation of Israel.

16:18

And he shall go out unto the altar that is before the LORD, and

make an atonement for it; and shall take of the blood of the bullock,

and of the blood of the goat, and put it upon the horns of the altar

round about.

16:19

And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven

times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleanness of the

children of Israel.

16:20

And when he hath made an end of reconciling the holy place, and

the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar, he shall bring the

live goat:

16:21

And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat,

and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and

all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head

of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into

the wilderness:

16:22

And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not

inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.

16:23

And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, and

shall put off the linen garments, which he put on when he went

into the holy place, and shall leave them there:

16:24

And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place, and put

on his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt offering, and


 

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the burnt offering of the people, and make an atonement for

himself, and for the people.

 

16:25

And the fat of the sin offering shall he burn upon the altar.

16:26

And he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes,

and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp.

16:27

And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin

offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the

holy place, shall one carry forth without the camp; and they shall

burn in the fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung.

16:28

And he that burneth them shall wash his clothes, and bathe his

flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp.

16:29

And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh

month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls,

and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a

stranger that sojourneth among you:

16:30

For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to

cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the

LORD.

16:31

It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your

souls, by a statute for ever.

16:32

And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall

consecrate to minister in the priest痴 office in his father痴 stead,

shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen clothes, even

the holy garments:

16:33

And he shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he

shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and

for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests, and

for all the people of the congregation.

16:34

And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an

atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year.

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CHAPTER 17

 

17:

1

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

17:

2

Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the children of

Israel, and say unto them; This is the thing which the LORD hath

commanded, saying,

17:

3

What man soever there be of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox,

or lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that killeth it out of the camp,

17:

4

And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the

congregation, to offer an offering unto the LORD before the

tabernacle of the LORD; blood shall be imputed unto that man; he

hath shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his

people:

17:

5

To the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices,

which they offer in the open field, even that they may bring them

unto the LORD, unto the door of the tabernacle of the

congregation, unto the priest, and offer them for peace offerings

unto the LORD.

17:

6

And the priest shall sprinkle the blood upon the altar of the LORD

at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and burn the fat

for a sweet savor unto the LORD.

17:

7

And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after

whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever

unto them throughout their generations.

17:

8

And thou shalt say unto them, Whatsoever man there be of the

house of Israel, or of the strangers which sojourn among you, that

offereth a burnt offering or sacrifice,

17:

9

And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the

congregation, to offer it unto the LORD; even that man shall be cut

off from among his people.

17:10

And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the

strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood;

I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will

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17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you

upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the

blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

17:12 Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat

blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat

blood.

17:13 And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the

strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any

beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood

thereof, and cover it with dust.

17:14 For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof:

therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of

no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof:

whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.

17:15 And every soul that eateth that which died of itself, or that which

was torn with beasts, whether it be one of your own country, or a

stranger, he shall both wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water,

and be unclean until the even: then shall he be clean.

17:16 But if he wash them not, nor bathe his flesh; then he shall bear his

iniquity.

CHAPTER 18

18:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

18:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the

LORD your God.

18:3 After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye

not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring

you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.

18:4 Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk

therein: I am the LORD your God.

18:5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a

man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.

 


 

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18:6 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to

uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD.

18:7 The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt

thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her

nakedness.

18:8 The nakedness of thy father痴 wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy

father痴 nakedness.

18:9 The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter

of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even

their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.

18:10 The nakedness of thy son痴 daughter, or of thy daughter痴

daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is

thine own nakedness.

18:11 The nakedness of thy father痴 wife痴 daughter, begotten of thy

father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

18:12 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father痴 sister: she is

thy father痴 near kinswoman.

18:13 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother痴 sister: for

she is thy mother痴 near kinswoman.

18:14 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father痴 brother, thou

shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.

18:15 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she

is thy son痴 wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

18:16 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother痴 wife: it is

thy brother痴 nakedness.

18:17 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her

daughter, neither shalt thou take her son痴 daughter, or her

daughter痴 daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her

near kinswomen: it is wickedness.

18:18 Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover

her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.

18:19 Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her

nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.

 


 

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18:20

Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbor痴 wife, to

defile thyself with her.

18:21

And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to

Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the

LORD.

18:22

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is

abomination.

18:23

Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith:

neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it

is confusion.

18:24

Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the

nations are defiled which I cast out before you:

18:25

And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof

upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.

18:26

Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall

not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own

nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:

18:27

(For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which

were before you, and the land is defiled;)

18:28

That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued

out the nations that were before you.

18:29

For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the

souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.

18:30

Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any

one of these abominable customs, which were committed before

you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD

your God.

CHAPTER 19

 

19:

1

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

19:

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Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say

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19:

3

Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my

sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

19:

4

Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am

the LORD your God.

19:

5

And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD, ye

shall offer it at your own will.

19:

6

It shall be eaten the same day ye offer it, and on the morrow: and if

ought remain until the third day, it shall be burnt in the fire.

19:

7

And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable; it shall

not be accepted.

19:

8

Therefore every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because

he hath profaned the hallowed thing of the LORD: and that soul

shall be cut off from among his people.

19:

9

And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly

reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings

of thy harvest.

19:10

And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather

every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and

stranger: I am the LORD your God.

19:11

Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

19:12

And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou

profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

19:13

Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbor, neither rob him: the wages of

him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the

morning.

19:14

Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the

blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.

19:15

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect

the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in

righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor.

19:16

Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people:

neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbor; I am the

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19:17

Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any

wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him.

19:18

Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of

thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the

LORD.

19:19

Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender

with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed:

neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon

thee.

19:20

And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid,

betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom

given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death,

because she was not free.

19:21

And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, unto the

door of the tabernacle of the congregation, even a ram for a trespass

offering.

19:22

And the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the

trespass offering before the LORD for his sin which he hath done:

and the sin which he hath done shall be forgiven him.

19:23

And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all

manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as

uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it

shall not be eaten of.

19:24

But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise

the LORD withal.

19:25

And in the fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may

yield unto you the increase thereof: I am the LORD your God.

19:26

Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use

enchantment, nor observe times.

19:27

Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou

mar the corners of thy beard.

19:28

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print

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19:29

Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the

land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.

19:30

Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the

LORD.

19:31

Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after

wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

19:32

Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the

old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.

19:33

And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex

him.

19:34

But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one

born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were

strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

19:35

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight,

or in measure.

19:36

Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye

have: I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land

of Egypt.

19:37

Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments,

and do them: I am the LORD.

CHAPTER 20

 

20:

1

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

20:

2

Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of

the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that

giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death:

the people of the land shall stone him with stones.

20:

3

And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from

among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech,

to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.

20:

4

And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the

man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:


 

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20:

5

Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family,

and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit

whoredom with Molech, from among their people.

20:

6

And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and

after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face

against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.

20:

7

Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD

your God.

20:

8

And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD

which sanctify you.

20:

9

For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely

put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood

shall be upon him.

20:10

And the man that committeth adultery with another man痴 wife,

even he that committeth adultery with his neighbor痴 wife, the

adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

20:11

And the man that lieth with his father痴 wife hath uncovered his

father痴 nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their

blood shall be upon them.

20:12

And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely

be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be

upon them.

20:13

If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of

them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to

death; their blood shall be upon them.

20:14

And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they

shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no

wickedness among you.

20:15

And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and

ye shall slay the beast.

20:16

And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto,

thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put

to death; their blood shall be upon them.


 

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20:17

And if a man shall take his sister, his father痴 daughter, or his

mother痴 daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his

nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight

of their people: he hath uncovered his sister痴 nakedness; he shall

bear his iniquity.

20:18

And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall

uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she

hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be

cut off from among their people.

20:19

And thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother痴 sister,

nor of thy father痴 sister: for he uncovereth his near kin: they shall

bear their iniquity.

20:20

And if a man shall lie with his uncle痴 wife, he hath uncovered his

uncle痴 nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

20:21

And if a man shall take his brother痴 wife, it is an unclean thing: he

hath uncovered his brother痴 nakedness; they shall be childless.

20:22

Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and

do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue

you not out.

20:23

And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast

out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I

abhorred them.

20:24

But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give

it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey:

I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other

people.

20:25

Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean,

and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your

souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living

thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you

as unclean.

20:26

And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have

severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.


 

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20:27

A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard,

shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones:

their blood shall be upon them.

CHAPTER 21

 

21:

1

And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto the priests the sons

of Aaron, and say unto them, There shall none be defiled for the

dead among his people:

21:

2

But for his kin, that is near unto him, that is, for his mother, and

for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his

brother.

21:

3

And for his sister a virgin, that is nigh unto him, which hath had no

husband; for her may he be defiled.

21:

4

But he shall not defile himself, being a chief man among his people,

to profane himself.

21:

5

They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they

shave off the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their

flesh.

21:

6

They shall be holy unto their God, and not profane the name of

their God: for the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and the

bread of their God, they do offer: therefore they shall be holy.

21:

7

They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall

they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto

his God.

21:

8

Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; for he offereth the bread of thy

God: he shall be holy unto thee: for I the LORD, which sanctify

you, am holy.

21:

9

And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing

the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.

21:10

And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose

head the anointing oil was poured, and that is consecrated to put

on the garments, shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes;


 

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21:11

Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his

father, or for his mother;

21:12

Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary

of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon

him: I am the LORD.

21:13

And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

21:14

A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or an harlot, these

shall he not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own people to

wife.

21:15

Neither shall he profane his seed among his people: for I the

LORD do sanctify him.

21:16

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

21:17

Speak unto Aaron, saying, Whosoever he be of thy seed in their

generations that hath any blemish, let him not approach to offer

the bread of his God.

21:18

For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not

approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any

thing superfluous,

21:19

Or a man that is brokenfooted, or brokenhanded,

21:20

Or crookbackt, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be

scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken;

21:21

No man that hath a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall

come nigh to offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire: he hath

a blemish; he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of his God.

21:22

He shall eat the bread of his God, both of the most holy, and of the

holy.

21:23

Only he shall not go in unto the vail, nor come nigh unto the altar,

because he hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I

the LORD do sanctify them.

21:24

And Moses told it unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the

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CHAPTER 22

 

22:

1

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

22:

2

Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, that they separate themselves

from the holy things of the children of Israel, and that they profane

not my holy name in those things which they hallow unto me: I am

the LORD.

22:

3

Say unto them, Whosoever he be of all your seed among your

generations, that goeth unto the holy things, which the children of

Israel hallow unto the LORD, having his uncleanness upon him,

that soul shall be cut off from my presence: I am the LORD.

22:

4

What man soever of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or hath a running

issue; he shall not eat of the holy things, until he be clean. And

whoso toucheth any thing that is unclean by the dead, or a man

whose seed goeth from him;

22:

5

Or whosoever toucheth any creeping thing, whereby he may be

made unclean, or a man of whom he may take uncleanness,

whatsoever uncleanness he hath;

22:

6

The soul which hath touched any such shall be unclean until even,

and shall not eat of the holy things, unless he wash his flesh with

water.

22:

7

And when the sun is down, he shall be clean, and shall afterward

eat of the holy things; because it is his food.

22:

8

That which dieth of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to

defile himself therewith; I am the LORD.

22:

9

They shall therefore keep mine ordinance, lest they bear sin for it,

and die therefore, if they profane it: I the LORD do sanctify them.

22:10

There shall no stranger eat of the holy thing: a sojourner of the

priest, or an hired servant, shall not eat of the holy thing.

22:11

But if the priest buy any soul with his money, he shall eat of it,

and he that is born in his house: they shall eat of his meat.

22:12

If the priest痴 daughter also be married unto a stranger, she may

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22:13

But if the priest痴 daughter be a widow, or divorced, and have no

child, and is returned unto her father痴 house, as in her youth, she

shall eat of her father痴 meat: but there shall be no stranger eat

thereof.

22:14

And if a man eat of the holy thing unwittingly, then he shall put

the fifth part thereof unto it, and shall give it unto the priest with

the holy thing.

22:15

And they shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel,

which they offer unto the LORD;

22:16

Or suffer them to bear the iniquity of trespass, when they eat their

holy things: for I the LORD do sanctify them.

22:17

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

22:18

Speak unto Aaron, and to his sons, and unto all the children of

Israel, and say unto them, Whatsoever he be of the house of Israel,

or of the strangers in Israel, that will offer his oblation for all his

vows, and for all his freewill offerings, which they will offer unto

the LORD for a burnt offering;

22:19

Ye shall offer at your own will a male without blemish, of the

beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats.

22:20

But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer: for it shall

not be acceptable for you.

22:21

And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the

LORD to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering in beeves or

sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish

therein.

22:22

Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a wen, or scurvy, or

scabbed, ye shall not offer these unto the LORD, nor make an

offering by fire of them upon the altar unto the LORD.

22:23

Either a bullock or a lamb that hath any thing superfluous or

lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer for a freewill offering;

but for a vow it shall not be accepted.


 

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22:24

Ye shall not offer unto the LORD that which is bruised, or

crushed, or broken, or cut; neither shall ye make any offering

thereof in your land.

22:25

Neither from a stranger痴 hand shall ye offer the bread of your God

of any of these; because their corruption is in them, and blemishes

be in them: they shall not be accepted for you.

22:26

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

22:27

When a bullock, or a sheep, or a goat, is brought forth, then it shall

be seven days under the dam; and from the eighth day and

thenceforth it shall be accepted for an offering made by fire unto

the LORD.

22:28

And whether it be cow, or ewe, ye shall not kill it and her young

both in one day.

22:29

And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD,

offer it at your own will.

22:30

On the same day it shall be eaten up; ye shall leave none of it until

the morrow: I am the LORD.

22:31

Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I am the

LORD.

22:32

Neither shall ye profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed

among the children of Israel: I am the LORD which hallow you,

22:33

That brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am

the LORD.

CHAPTER 23

 

23:

1

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

23:

2

Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning

the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy

convocations, even these are my feasts.

23:

3

Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of

rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the

sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.


 

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23:

4

These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which

ye shall proclaim in their seasons.

23:

5

In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD痴

passover.

23:

6

And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of

unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat

unleavened bread.

23:

7

In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no

servile work therein.

23:

8

But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven

days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no

servile work therein.

23:

9

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

23:10

Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be

come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the

harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your

harvest unto the priest:

23:11

And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for

you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

23:12

And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb

without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the

LORD.

23:13

And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour

mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the LORD for a

sweet savor: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the

fourth part of an hin.

23:14

And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears,

until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your

God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all

your dwellings.

23:15

And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath,

from the day that ye