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Book of Jasher (Revised English)

Book of Jasher (Revised English)

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The Biblical book of Jasher, mentioned in the old testament, Revised English by Jeremy Kapp
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BOOK OF JASHER

FAITHFULLY TRANSLATED (1840) FROM THE ORIGINAL HEBREW INTO ENGLISH
A Repri ! "# $HOTO LITHOGRA$HI% RE$RINT $UBLISHED BY J&H& $ARRY ' %OM$ANY SALT LAKE %ITY( 188) -Revised English by Jeremy Kapp“Is this not written in the Book of Jasher?”--Joshua, 10:13 “It is written in the Book of Jasher.”--II Samuel, 1:18

%ONTENTS
%HA$TER 1 he !reation of "#am an# $%e. he &all. Birth of !ain an# "'el. "'el a (ee)er of Shee). !ain a iller of the Soil. he *uarrel Between the Brothers an# the +esult. !ain, the &irst ,ur#erer, !urse# of -o#. %HA$TER * Seth is Born. .eo)le 'e/in to ,ulti)l0 an# Be1ome I#olatrous. hir# .art of the $arth 2estro0e#. $arth 1urse# an# 'e1omes 1orru)t throu/h the 3i1ke#ness of ,en. !ainan, a 3ise an# +i/hteous (in/, &oretells the &loo#. $no1h is Born. %HA$TER + $no1h +ei/ns o%er the $arth. $no1h $sta'lishes +i/hteousness u)on the $arth, an# after +ei/nin/ wo 4un#re# an# &ort0 5ears is ranslate#. %HA$TER 4 he .eo)le of the $arth "/ain Be1ome !orru)t. 6oah is Born. %HA$TER , 6oah an# ,ethuselah .rea1h +e)entan1e for 7ne 4un#re# an# went0 5ears. 6oah Buil#s the "rk. 2eath of ,ethuselah. %HA$TER - "nimals, Beasts, an# &owls .reser%e# in the "rk. 6oah an# his Sons, an# their 3i%es are Shut in. 3hen the &loo#s 1ome the .eo)le want to /et in. 6oah 7ne 5ear in the "rk. %HA$TER ) he -enerations of 6oah. he -arments of Skin ma#e for "#am Stolen '0 4am an# the0 2es1en# to 6imro# the ,i/ht0 4unter, who Be1omes the (in/ of the 3hole $arth. he Birth of "'ram.

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%HA$TER 8 he 3ise ,en of 6imro#, '0 their 2i%ination, &oretell the $%il that "'ram will #o to 6imro#8s (in/#om, an# the0 seek to kill the !hil#. "'ram, with his ,other an# 6urse are 4i# in a 1a%e for en 5ears. %HA$TER . 3hen en 5ears 7l#, "'ram /oes to 6oah an# Shem, +emains with them for hirt0-nine 5ears, an# is au/ht in all the 3a0s of the 9or#. he 3i1ke#ness of 6imro# an# his .eo)le. he0 .ro)ose to Buil# a ower to 4ea%en an# 2ethrone -o#. he 1onfusion of on/ues. %HA$TER 10 he 2es1en#ants of 6oah, S1attere# o%er the whole earth, 'uil# themsel%es !ities. %HA$TER 11 6imro#8s 3i1ke# +ei/n. he I#olatr0 of erah, "'ram8s &ather. 3hen &ift0 5ears ol#, "'ram returns to his &ather8s 4ouse an# 2is1o%ers his I#ols. ,akes an e:1use to #estro0 them. "fter makin/ Sa%or0 ,eat for the /o#s, "'ram takes a 4at1het an# #estro0s them, lea%in/ the 4at1het in the han#s of the lar/er one, where it is #is1o%ere# '0 his &ather, who is tol# '0 "'ram that the -reat -o# ha# risen u) in an/er an# 2estro0e# his &ellows. erah in his wrath 'etra0s "'ram to the (in/, who 'rin/s him u) 'efore the hrone for Ju#/ment. "'ram 3arns his &ather an# the (in/, 'efore all the .rin1es, of the $%ils of I#olatr0. %HA$TER 1* "'ram )la1e# in .rison, an# is 1on#emne# after ten #a0s to 'e 1ast into a &ier0 &urna1e. 4is Brother 4aran 'ein/ &alsel0 "11use# is 1on#emne# to the same &ate. "s 4aran8s heart was not ri/ht 'efore the 9or#, he )erishe#, 'ut "'ram is 2eli%ere# an# is 'rou/ht out "li%e. Is .resente# with ,an0 -ifts. he (in/ 2reams of "'ram, an# a/ain Seeks his 9ife. "'ram flees to the 4ouse of 6oah. %HA$TER 1+ 7n "'ram8s a11ount erah an# all his 4ouse, with "'ram, 9ea%e ;r !as#im to /o to the 9an# of !anaan. he0 tarr0 in 4aran, where the 9or# "))ears to "'ram, an# u)on 1on#ition of &aithfulness, .romises man0 Blessin/s. "'ram, 1omman#e# of the 9or#, takes his 3ife an# all 'elon/in/ to him an# /oes to the 9an# of !anaan, where the 9or# a/ain a))ears to him an# .romises the 9an# of !anaan as an $%erlastin/ Inheritan1e. "fter &ifteen 5ears, "'ram returns to 4aran to <isit his &ather. ea1hes man0 to 3alk in the 3a0s of the 9or#. "/ain 1omman#e# to /o to !anaan, where he Buil#s an "ltar. he 9or# renews his !o%enant with him. %HA$TER 14 +ika0on8s 1unnin/ 2e%i1e to make ,one0 of the $/0)tians. %HA$TER 1, Be1ause of &amine in !anaan, "'ram /oes to $/0)t. ells the .eo)le that Sarah is his Sister, 'e1ause of her Beaut0. .haraoh 2esires to take her, 'ut is .re%ente# '0 an "n/el of the 9or#. he ruth is ma#e known, an# Sarah is +estore# to "'ram, with man0 .resents. "'ram returns to his 4ome. rou'le 'etween 9ot an# "'ram 'e1ause of 9ot8s 1attle. 9ot +emo%es to So#om. %HA$TER 1- &our (in/s with $i/ht 4un#re# housan# ,en 3ar a/ainst So#om an# the !ities of the .lain, an# #estro0 an# )lun#er their )eo)le. "'ram, 4earin/ that 9ot is taken 1a)ti%e, /athers to/ether a'out hree 4un#re# ,en an# .ursues the (in/s, retakes the 1a)ti%es, an# strikes the whole "rm0 of the 1onfe#erate +in/s. 7n his +eturn, "'ram meets "#oni=e#ek,
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(in/ of Jerusalem, the same was Shem. "'ram /i%es ithin/ of all he ha# taken to "#oni=e#ek, an# is Blesse# of 4im. "'ram +estores to e%er0 ,an his )ro)ert0 whi1h he ha# retaken in the 3ar, an# returns to 4e'ron. he 9or# a/ain a))ears to "'ram an# )romises to 'less him with a 6um'erless .osterit0. Sarah 'ein/ 1hil#less /i%es 4a/ar to "'ram for a 3ife, an# 'e1omin/ >ealous of her, affli1ts her. "n "n/el 1omforts 4a/ar. Ishmael is Born. %HA$TER 1) he 9or# "))ears to "'ram an# $sta'lishes the !o%enant of !ir1um1ision, an# 1alls his name "'raham, an# Sarai, 4e 1alls Sarah. %HA$TER 18 "'raham $ntertains hree "n/els, who eat with him. Sarah is )romise# a Son. he .eo)le of So#om an# -omorrah, an# of all the !ities of the .lain 'e1ome %er0 3i1ke#. %HA$TER 1. he "'ominations of the )eo)le of So#om an# -omorrah. wo "n/els sent to Sa%e 9ot. he !ities of the .lain an# all their Inha'itants 2estro0e# '0 &ire. %HA$TER *0 "'raham /oes to the lan# of the .hilistines, an# a/ain tells the .eo)le that Sarah is his Sister. "'imele1h the (in/ #esires her for a 3ife. "n "n/el warns him, an# 1omman#s him to return her to her 4us'an#. he whole lan# affli1te# 'e1ause of the matter. Sarah +estore# to "'raham, who entreats the 9or# to heal the .eo)le of "'imele1h. %HA$TER *1 Isaa1 is Born, 1ausin/ mu1h +e>oi1in/ amon/ the &rien#s of "'raham. Ishmael "ttem)ts to kill Isaa1, an# on that a11ount is sent awa0 with his ,other. Ishmael is 'lesse# with +i1hes an# .osterit0. %HA$TER ** Ishmael returns to his &ather, with his 3i%es an# !hil#ren. "'raham +eturns to !anaan an# makes his 4ome in Beershe'a, where he 4os)ita'l0 $ntertains all stran/ers an# tea1hes them the wa0 of the 9or#. Isaa1 an# Ishmael8s 1on%ersation. he 7fferin/ of Isaa1 &oretol#. Satan8s o)inion of the &ather of the &aithful. %HA$TER *+ "'raham 1omman#e# to 7ffer u) Isaa1, in the 9an# ,oriah. "'raham8s 7'e#ien1e. Sarah8s "ffli1tion. 3hat 4a))ene# on the 3a0. Satan attem)ts to hin#er them. Isaa1 an "11e)ta'le 7fferin/. &ather an# Son alone. he willin/ness of Isaa1. 4e "ssists his &ather in Buil#in/ the "ltar. 3hile the0 'oth wee) 'itterl0, the0 0et +e>oi1e to 'e 1ounte# worth0 'efore the 9or#. Isaa1 'oun# an# )la1e# u)on the "ltar. he "n/els of -o# inter1e#e for Isaa1, who is release# at the 1omman# of the 9or#, an# a +am is offere# in his )la1e. Satan, '0 his #e1e)tion an# $%ils, 1auses the 2eath of Sarah. %HA$TER *4 "'raham .ur1hases a Burial .la1e. Isaa1 sent to the 4ouse of Shem an# $'er to 9earn the 3a0 of the 9or#. $lie=er is sent to /et a 3ife for Isaa1. -oes to the 4ouse of Bethuel an# 'rin/s +e'e11a. %HA$TER *, "'raham takes (eturah for a 3ife, '0 whom he has Si: Sons. he -enerations of the Sons of (eturah, an# of Ishmael. %HA$TER *- Isaa1 an# +e'e11a )ra0 for 1hil#ren. heir .ra0ers answere#, an# $sau an# Ja1o' are Born. "'raham, after re1ountin/ all the 3on#erful 3orks of the 9or#, en>oins his Son
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to 3alk in 4is wa0 an# kee) 4is !omman#ments. In the &ifteenth 5ear of Ja1o' an# $sau8s li%es, "'raham 2ies an# is Burie# '0 all the (in/s of the lan#. "ll the .eo)le an# e%en the 1hil#ren mourn for "'raham for a &ull. %HA$TER *) $sau sla0s 6imro# an# wo of his ,i/ht0 ,en. +eturns 4ome wear0 from the &i/ht, an# sells his Birthri/ht for <alue. %HA$TER *8 Be1ause of &amine, Isaa1 /oes to -erar, the 9an# of the .hilistines. "fter the &amine he +eturns at the !omman# of the 9or# to 4e'ron. Ja1o' is sent to the 4ouse of Shem where he +emains hirt0-two 5ears to learn the 3a0 of the 9or#, 'ut $sau woul# not /o. $sau marries a !anaanitish 3oman. %HA$TER *. Ja1o' '0 #e1eit o'tains his Brother8s Blessin/. Ja1o' fearin/ his Brother8s an/er, flees to the 4ouse of $'er, where he remains for &ourteen 5ears. $sau a/ain marries a 3oman of the 9an#. Ja1o' returns to his &ather, 'ut 'ein/ still threatene# '0 $sau, is a#%ise# '0 his ,other to /o to her Brother 9a'an, in 4aran. Ja1o' /oes to 4aran, 'ein/ !omman#e# '0 his &ather not to ,arr0 an0 of the 2au/hters of !anaan. Ja1o' is 3a0lai# on the +oa#, '0 the Son of $sau, an# is +o''e# of all he .ossesse#. %HA$TER +0 3hen he "rri%es at ,ount ,oriah, the 9or# a))ears to Ja1o' an# esta'lishes 4is !o%enant with him. "rri%in/ at his ;n1le8s 4ouse he $n/a/es to Ser%e Se%en 5ears for +a1hel. %HA$TER +1 Ja1o' is 2e1ei%e# an# is /i%en 9eah in .la1e of +a1hel, 'ut is -i%en +a1hel for Se%en 5ears8 more Ser%i1e. Ja1o' ser%es 9a'an si: 0ears lon/er for 3a/es an# 'e1omes %er0 +i1h, when the 9or# "))ears to him an# 1omman#s him to +eturn to the 9an# of !anaan. Ja1o' 7'e0s an# /oes from 9a'an. +a1hel Steals her &ather8s /o#s, that he ma0 not know where Ja1o' has fle#. 9a'an .ursues him, 'ut esta'lishes a 1o%enant of )ea1e. 9a'an 'reaks his !o%enant '0 sen#in/ his Son se1retl0 to $sau that Ja1o' ma0 &all in his 4an#s. $sau, with &our 4un#re# ,en, seek to 2estro0 Ja1o'. %HA$TER +* Ja1o' sen#s a ,essa/e of .ea1e to his Brother, who re>e1ts it with 1ontem)t, an# "#%an1es to 2estro0 him. 4osts of "n/els 1ause the &ear of Ja1o' to 1ome u)on $sau, an# he /oes to meet him in )ea1e, in answer to Ja1o'8s .ra0er. Ja1o' 3restles with an "n/el of the 9or#. %HA$TER ++ Ja1o' /oes to She1hem. .rin1e She1hem #efiles 2inah the 2au/hter of Ja1o'. She1hem #esires her for a 3ife. %HA$TER +4 he .erfi#0 of She1hem. Simeon an# 9e%i, Sons of Ja1o', a%en/e the 4onor of their Sister 2inah, 2estro0 all the ,en of the !it0, an# S)oil it. he .eo)le of !anaan 1ons)ire to a%en/e the 1ause of She1hem. Isaa1 an# Ja1o' .ra0 for Su11or. %HA$TER +, he &ear of -o# 1ome u)on the !anaanites, an# the0 #o not &i/ht with Ja1o'. %HA$TER +- Ja1o' an# his 4ouse /oes to Bethel, where the 9or# a))ears to him, 1alls his name Israel, an# Blesses him. he -enerations of Ja1o' an# $sau.
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%HA$TER +) Ja1o' +eturns to She1hem. he (in/s of !anaan a/ain assem'le a/ainst Ja1o'. Ja1o'8s en Sons with 7ne 4un#re# an# wo of their ser%ants &i/ht a/ainst the !anaanites an# "morites, an# are su11essful. %HA$TER +8 an# +. he Sons of Ja1o' 2estro0 man0 !ities of !anaan an# all their )eo)le. %HA$TER 40 he +emainin/ went0-one (in/s of !anaan, fearin/ the Sons of Ja1o', make a )ermanent .ea1e with them. %HA$TER 41 Jose)h, the Son of Ja1o', 2reams of his &uture $:altation o%er his Brothers. Bein/ his &ather8s &a%orite, his Brothers 'e1ome Jealous. Jose)h is sent to <isit his Brothers. he0 1ons)ire a/ainst him, an# at the Su//estion of +eu'en .la1e him in a .it. %HA$TER 4* Jose)h is sol# to a 1om)an0 of ,i#ianites, who in urn sol# him to the Ishmaelites, who take him #own to $/0)t. "n a11ount of his Journe0 there, an# of his "ffli1tion on the +oa#. %HA$TER 4+ +eu'en8s "n/uish at not &in#in/ Jose)h in the .it. he Brothers 1ontri%e to 2e1ei%e their &ather '0 2i))in/ his 1oat in Bloo#. Ja1o'8s "n/uish at the loss of his Son. %HA$TER 44 Jose)h is sol# to .oti)har, an 7ffi1er of .haraoh. ?eli1ah, the 3ife of .oti)har, seeks to enti1e Jose)h to #o $%il, 'ut all her a#%an1es are +e>e1te#. Is &alsel0 "11use# '0 her an# is 'rou/ht to Ju#/ment. Is "1@uitte# '0 his Ju#/es, 'ut for the Sake of the +e)ort a/ainst .oti)har8s 3ife, he is 1ast into .rison. %HA$TER 4, "n "11ount of the &amilies of Ja1o'8s Sons. %HA$TER 4- Jose)h Inter)rets the 2reams of his &ellow-.risoners. %HA$TER 4) Isaa1 Blesses his two Sons an# 2ies. 4is .ro)ert0 is 2i%i#e#. $sau takes all the )ersonal .ro)ert0 an# Ja1o' 1hooses the Inheritan1e of the 9an# of !anaan, with the !a%e of ,a1h)elah for a Bur0in/ .la1e. %HA$TER 48 .haraoh8s 2reams. 6ot +e1ei%in/ a Satisfa1tor0 Inter)retation from the ,a/i1ians, he or#ers the 3ise ,en to 'e Slain. he (in/8s Butler makes Jose)h8s -ifts known to .haraoh. Jose)h is Brou/ht 'efore the (in/, who +elates his 2reams to him. Jose)h, '0 the -ift of -o#, Inter)rets them. " /reat &amine .re#i1te#. %HA$TER 4. .haraoh "ssem'les all the -reat ,en of the (in/#om, an# #esires to a))oint Jose)h to -o%ern $/0)t. he0 7'>e1t 'e1ause he 1annot s)eak all the Se%ent0 9an/ua/es of the $arth. "n "n/el %isits Jose)h an# tea1hes him all the 9an/ua/es of the $arth. 3hen 'rou/ht 'efore the (in/, Jose)h8s 3is#om an# (nowle#/e )lease .haraoh an# all the .rin1es of $/0)t, an# he is a))ointe# the Se1on# to the (in/, an# all authorit0 is /i%en him. Jose)h is ma#e 3ealth0 an# 1lothe# in .rin1el0 a))arel an# )ro1laime# -o%ernor of $/0)t. Is /i%en the 2au/hter of .oti)har for a 3ife.

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%HA$TER ,0 Jose)h /oes to hel) the Ishmaelites a/ainst their $nemies. -reat .lent0 )re%ails in $/0)t as Jose)h )re#i1te#. Jose)h8s wo Sons, ,anasseh an# $)hraim. Jose)h stores u) &oo# throu/hout $/0)t. hat store# '0 the $/0)tians is s)oile#. he &amine )re%ails o%er all the 9an# an# Jose)h sells 1orn to all the $/0)tians an# the surroun#in/ 6ations. (nowin/ that his Brothers will ha%e to 1ome to $/0)t for !orn, he arran/es to meet them when the0 1ome. %HA$TER ,1 Ja1o' sen#s his en 7l#est Sons to $/0)t for &oo#. ells them not to enter in at one /ate 'ut to /o in Se)aratel0. 7n the wa0 the0 !o%enant to/ether to seek for Jose)h, an# if the0 1annot ransom him the0 resol%e to take him '0 for1e. he0 enter in at ten /ates, an# s)rea# themsel%es to seek for Jose)h three #a0s. Jose)h, in the meantime, has his men Seekin/ them. 3hen foun# the0 are 'rou/ht 'efore Jose)h who a11uses them of 'ein/ S)ies. Jose)h sen#s his Brothers home with 1orn, while Simeon is ke)t as a hosta/e untill the0 a/ain 1ome to $/0)t with their 5oun/er Brother. he0 are astonishe# to fin# their ,one0 in their sa1ks of 1orn. %HA$TER ,* Ja1o'8s sorrow at the a'sen1e of SimeonA +efuses to let Ben>amin /o. But when he an# his 4ousehol# 'e1ome )in1he# with hun/er, Ju#ah )lea#s for Ben>amin. ells his &ather of the /reat /lor0 an# "uthorit0 of the -o%ernor of $/0)t an# offers himself as Se1urit0 for his 5oun/er Brother. Ja1o' 1onsents an# sen#s his Sons a/ain to $/0)t with a 1on1iliator0 9etter an# .resent to the -o%ernor. %HA$TER ,+ Ja1o'8s Sons a/ain /o to $/0)t for Brea#. Ben>amin is )resente# 'efore Jose)h. Jose)h8s !u). Jose)h8s 1on#u1t towar#s Ben>amin '0 whi1h he makes himself known to him. +esol%es to )ro%e his Brothers '0 takin/ awa0 Ben>amin from them, an# )uts his !u) in Ben>amin8s sa1k of 1orn an# sen#s them 4ome to their &ather. "n 7ffi1er is sent after them who a11uses them of )urloinin/ his ,aster8s !u). Brin/s them 'a1k to Jose)h. Ben>amin is taken from them '0 for1e, an# the0 are tol# to /o on their wa0. %HA$TER ,4 Ju#ah 'reaks throu/h the 2oor to /et to Jose)h an# Ben>amin. 4e re1ounts the man0 ,i/ht0 2ee#s of his Brothers an# threatens to #estro0 all $/0)t if Ben>amin is not release#. Jose)h wran/les with his Brothers an# a11uses them of Sellin/ their Brother. he0 1ommen1e to war u)on the $/0)tians, an# fri/hten the whole 9an#. "fter satisf0in/ himself of their re)entan1e for sellin/ their Brother, Jose)h makes himself known to them, an# 'estows )resents u)on them. he0 are )resente# 'efore .haraoh, who 1omman#s Jose)h to 'rin/ all his &ather8s 4ousehol# 2own to $/0)t. 4e sen#s !hariots for this .ur)ose, la#en with .resents, 9u:uries an# !lothin/. Ja1o'8s >o0 on 9earnin/ that Jose)h is still "li%e. %HA$TER ,, he 9or# 1omman#s Ja1o' to /o #own to $/0)t, where 4e will make him a -reat 6ation. Jose)h an# all $/0)t /o to meet Ja1o' to #o him 4onor when he arri%es. he 9an# of -oshen is /i%en to him an# his !hil#ren. %HA$TER ,- "fter Se%enteen 5ears8 2wellin/ in $/0)t, Ja1o' #ies, after Blessin/ his !hil#ren an# 1omman#in/ them to /o in the 3a0 of the 9or#. Jose)h an# his Brothers an# all the ,i/ht0 ,en of $/0)t /o u) to !anaan to Bur0 Ja1o'. $sau, 1laimin/ the 9an# of !anaan as his, will not "llow Jose)h to Bur0 his &ather. "fter $sau an# man0 of his .eo)le are slain, Ja1o' is Burie# '0 &or1e. "ll the (in/s of !anaan 1ome u) to #o him 4onor.

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%HA$TER ,) he Sons of $sau make war with the Sons of Ja1o' an# are stri1ken. Some are taken 1a)ti%e to $/0)t. he !hil#ren of $sau enlist the .eo)le of Seir to "11om)an0 them to $/0)t to 2eli%er their Brothers. Jose)h an# his Brothers an# the $/0)tians sla0 Si: 4un#re# housan#. 6earl0 all the ,i/ht0 ,en of Seir 'ein/ Slain, the0 make war with the !hil#ren of $sau to 2ri%e them from their 9an#. $sau )re%ails an# utterl0 annihilates the !hil#ren of Seir. %HA$TER ,8 .haraoh #ies an# the whole -o%ernment of $/0)t #e%ol%es u)on Jose)h, .haraoh the 5oun/er 'ein/ 'ut a nominal +uler. he !hil#ren of $sau a/ain 1ome "/ainst the Israelites, an# are a/ain stri1ken. %HA$TER ,. Ja1o'8s .osterit0 in $/0)t. "fter .ro)hes0in/ that the 9or# woul# 2eli%er his Brothers from $/0)t, Jose)h #ies an# is 'urie#, an# the Israelites are rule# o%er '0 the $/0)tians. %HA$TER -0 ?e)ho, the Son of $li)ha=, the Son of $sau, who was taken !a)ti%e '0 Jose)h where he Burie# his &ather, $s1a)es from $/0)t with all his ,en. %HA$TERS -1, -*, an# -+ .ett0 3ars an# 1ontentions of the 6ations of "fri1a with ?e)ho. %HA$TER -4 ?e)ho 9ea#s a -reat "rm0 of !hittimites, $#omites, an# Ishmaelites a/ainst $/0)t. hree 4un#re# housan# $/0)tians )ut to &li/ht, 'ut 7ne 4un#re# an# &ift0 ,en of Israel )re%ail a/ainst ?e)ho. %HA$TER -, he $l#ers of $/0)t 1ons)ire with .haraoh an# 1unnin/l0 'rin/ Israel into Bon#a/e to them. Bein/ afrai# of their )ower, the0 affli1t them in or#er to lessen the 6um'er of the !hil#ren of Israel. %HA$TER -- .haraoh 2e1rees that e%er0 ,ale !hil# 'orn in Israel shall 'e (ille#, an# still the0 in1rease. %HA$TER -) "aron is Born. Be1ause of .haraoh8s #e1ree, man0 of the Sons of Israel li%e a)art from their 3i%es. he (in/8s 1ounsellors #e%ise another )lan to lessen the num'er of Israel '0 #rownin/ them. he 9or# fin#s a means of )reser%in/ the ,ale !hil#ren. %HA$TER -8 ,oses, a !hil# of .romise, is 'orn. he $/0)tian 3omen a1tin/ as S)ies. ,oses is #is1o%ere#, an# )la1e# '0 his ,other in an "rk of Bulrushes. Is &oun# an# "#o)te# '0 the 2au/hter of .haraoh, an# /rows u) amon/ the (in/8s !hil#ren. %HA$TER -. .haraoh .ro1laims, that if an0 of the Israelites are short in their 9a'or, either in Bri1ks or ,ortar, his 5oun/est Son shall 'e )ut in their .la1e. %HA$TER )0 ,oses )uts the (in/8s 1rown u)on his own hea#. Baalam an# the 3ise ,en make this a 1ause a/ainst him. 3hen /rown u), ,oses %isits his Brothers, an# learns of their -rie%an1es. ,oses o'tains a #a08s rest on the Sa''ath for all Israel.

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%HA$TER )1 ,oses sla0s an $/0)tian an# 'ein/ 2is1o%ere# flees from $/0)t. "aron .ro)he1ies. %HA$TER )* ,oses flees to !ush. "t the 2eath of the kin/, he is 1hosen in his Stea#. 4e +ei/ns &ort0 5ears in !ush. %HA$TER )+ he +ei/n of ,oses, an# his Strate/i1 3arfare. %HA$TER )4 3ar in "fri1a. %HA$TER ), hirt0 housan# $)hraimites think it ime to /et out of $/0)t, +ise u) to /o to !anaan, 'ut are Slain '0 the .hilistines. %HA$TER )- ,oses lea%es !ush an# /oes to the 9an# of ,i#ian. +euel, takin/ him for a +efu/ee, kee)s him in )rison for en 5ears. Is fe# '0 ?i))orah, the 2au/hter of +euel. .haraoh stri1ken of the .la/ue. Sla0s a 1hil# of the Israelites e%er0 #a0. 4e #ies of the +ot, an# his Son, "#ikam, +ei/ns in his Stea#. %HA$TER )) "#ikam .haraoh "ffli1ts Israel more than e%er. ,oses is +elease# '0 +euel, an# ,arries his 2au/hter ?i))orah. ,oses o'tains )ossession of the Sti1k Jeho%ah. %HA$TER )8 ,oses has wo Sons. .haraoh withhol#s Straw from the Israelites. %HA$TER ). he 9or# a))ears to ,oses an# 1omman#s him to /o #own to $/0)t to 2eli%er Israel. "aron meets him. Israel on hearin/ of his ,ission /reatl0 re>oi1es. ,oses an# "aron /o to .haraoh, who 1alls all the ,a/i1ians to meet ,oses. he0 .erform ,ira1les as well as ,oses, an# in this manner 2e1ei%e the (in/. .haraoh, not fin#in/ the 6ame of Jeho%ah on an0 of the Books of +e1or#s, sa0s he #oes not know who 4e is, an# will not let his .eo)le /o. ,oses an# "aron tea1h .haraoh, 'ut he will not listen, 'ut 1auses the la'or of the !hil#ren of Israel to 'e in1rease#. ,oses 'ein/ #is1oura/e# is tol# '0 the 9or# that with an outstret1he# han# an# hea%0 .la/ues, Israel shall 'e 2eli%ere#. %HA$TER 80 "fter wo 5ears, ,oses an# "aron a/ain /o to .haraoh, 'ut .haraoh will not 9isten. he 9or# affli1ts $/0)t with all manner of .la/ues an# "ffli1tions. he &irst-'orn of all the $/0)tians is Slain. .haraoh sen#s the !hil#ren of Israel awa0, an# all the $/0)tians rise u) to ur/e their 2e)arture, 'ut the0 will not /o in the 6i/ht. %HA$TER 81 he 2e)arture of the Israelites from $/0)t with -reat +i1hes an# &lo1ks an# 4er#s. "fter the $/0)tians 'ur0 their &irst-'orn, man0 of them /o after the Israelites to in#u1e them to return. But the0 refuse to return, an# fi/ht the 6o'les of $/0)t an# #ri%e them home. .haraoh resol%es with the $/0)tians to )ursue Israel an# 1om)el them to +eturn. he !hil#ren of Israel are #i%i#e#. some wantin/ to /o 'a1k. ,oses )ra0s for #eli%eran1e. he 9or# tells him not to 1r0 to him, 'ut )ro1ee#. he waters of the +e# Sea are 2i%i#e#. he Israelites )ass hrou/h in Safet0, 'ut the $/0)tians are utterl0 2estro0e#. he Israelites )ro1ee# on their Journe0, an# are fe# with ,anna. he !hil#ren of $sau fi/ht Israel, 'ut the 9atter .re%ail.

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%HA$TER 8* he en !omman#ments are -i%en. 3hile ,oses is in the ,ount, "aron makes a -ol#en !alf, an# Israel 3orshi)s it. !i%il 3ar. he 9or# has a San1tuar0 Built for 4is 3orshi) in the 3il#erness. %HA$TER 8+ "aron an# his Sons are .la1e# in 1har/e of the 9or#8s Ser%i1e. he Sa1rifi1es an# 7fferin/s. he .asso%er is !ele'rate#. he .eo)le lust for &lesh to eat. heir )unishment. ,oses sen#s wel%e ,en to e:)lore the 9an# of !anaan. en of them 'rin/ an $%il +e)ort, an# the .eo)le want to +eturn to $/0)t. &or their 9a1k of &aith that -eneration shall not 9i%e to o'tain their .ossessions. %HA$TER 84 he $arth Swallows u) the +e'ellious. he !hil#ren of Israel 1omman#e# not to 3ar with the !hil#ren of $sau, or ,oa'. he $#omites will not let Israel )ass throu/h their 9an#. %HA$TER 8, Some of the !anaanites rise u) to fi/ht Israel, who are fri/htene# an# run awa0. But the Sons of 9e%i 1om)el them to +eturn. he0 )re%ail o%er their $nemies. he0 must not tou1h "mmon. 7/, (in/ of Bashan. Balaam is 1alle# u)on to 1urse Israel, 'ut will not. Israel 1ommits 3hore#om with the ,oa'ites, an# the0 are Stri1ken with .estilen1e. %HA$TER 8- "ll o%er twent0 0ears of a/e at the time of 9ea%in/ $/0)t #ie at the $:)iration of &ort0 5ears. Israel is 6um'ere#. he ,i#ianites are #estro0e#, an# their S)oil is 2i%i#e# amon/ the .eo)le. %HA$TER 8) ,oses a))oints Joshua his su11essor. he 9or# en1oura/es Joshua. ,oses tea1hes the 1hil#ren of Israel to 3alk in the 3a0 of the 9or#. 4e /oes u) to ,ount "'arim an# #ies there. %HA$TER 88 he 9or# 1omman#s Joshua to )re)are the .eo)le to )ass o%er Jor#an to )ossess the 9an#. Jeri1ho is Surroun#e#, aken, an# 2estro0e#. "1han 'rin/s e%il u)on the 1am) '0 .urloinin/ the 1urse# thin/, an# Brin/s 2estru1tion u)on 4imself. "ll is taken an# 2estro0e#. he -i'eonites 1unnin/l0 sa%e themsel%es. &i%e (in/s rise u) a/ainst Israel an# are #estro0e#. he Sun an# ,oon stan# still at Joshua8s !omman#. %HA$TER 8. Joshua8s Son/ of .raise. he 3ars of Israel. %HA$TER .0 he $#omites are Stri1ken '0 !hittim. he 9an# is 2i%i#e#, an# the )eo)le ha%e +est. Joshua 'ein/ "#%an1e# in 5ears $:horts the )eo)le to 7'ser%e all the 9aws of ,oses, an# then 2ies. %HA$TER .1 he $l#ers Ju#/e Israel. he0 #ri%e out all the !anaanites an# Inherit the .romise# 9an#.

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THE BOOK OF JASHER
THIS IS THE BOOK OF THE GENERATIONS OF MAN WHOM GOD %REATED U$ON THE EARTH ON THE DAY WHEN THE LORD GOD MADE HEA/EN AND EARTH&
%HA$TER 1
1 "n# -o# sai#, 9et us make man in our ima/e, after our likeness, an# -o# 1reate# man in his own ima/e. B "n# -o# forme# man from the /roun#, an# he 'lew into his nostrils the 'reath of life, an# man 'e1ame a li%in/ soul en#owe# with s)ee1h. 3 "n# the 9or# sai#, It is not /oo# for man to 'e aloneA I will make for him a suita'le hel)er. C "n# the 9or# 1ause# a #ee) slee) to fall u)on "#am, an# he sle)t, an# he took awa0 one of his ri's, an# he 'uilt flesh u)on it, an# forme# it an# 'rou/ht it to "#am, an# "#am awoke from his slee), an# a woman was stan#in/ 'efore him. D "n# he sai#, his is a 'one of m0 'ones an# it shall 'e 1alle# woman, for this has 'een taken from manA an# "#am 1alle# her name $%e, for she was the mother of all li%in/. E "n# -o# 'lesse# them an# 1alle# their names "#am an# $%e in the #a0 that he 1reate# them, an# the 9or# -o# sai#, Be fruitful an# multi)l0 an# fill the earth. F "n# the 9or# -o# took "#am an# his wife, an# he )la1e# them in the /ar#en of $#en to #ress it an# to kee) itA an# he 1omman#e# them an# sai# to them, &rom e%er0 tree of the /ar#en 0ou ma0 eat, 'ut from the tree of the knowle#/e of /oo# an# e%il 0ou shall not eat, for in the #a0 that 0ou eat of it 0ou shall surel0 #ie. 8 "n# when -o# ha# 'lesse# an# 1omman#e# them, he went from them, an# "#am an# his wife #welt in the /ar#en a11or#in/ to the 1omman# whi1h the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# them. G "n# the ser)ent, whi1h -o# ha# 1reate# with them in the earth, 1ame to them to in1ite them to trans/ress the 1omman# of -o# whi1h he ha# 1omman#e# them. 10 "n# the ser)ent tem)te# an# )ersua#e# the woman to eat from the tree of knowle#/e, an# the woman listene# to the %oi1e of the ser)ent, an# she trans/resse# the wor# of -o#, an# took from the tree of the knowle#/e of /oo# an# e%il, an# she ate, an# she took from it an# /a%e also to her hus'an# an# he ate. 11 "n# "#am an# his wife trans/resse# the 1omman# of -o# whi1h he 1omman#e# them, an# -o# knew it, an# his an/er was kin#le# a/ainst them an# he 1urse# them. 1B "n# the 9or# -o# #ro%e them that #a0 from the /ar#en of $#en, to untill the /roun# from whi1h the0 were taken, an# the0 went an# #welt at the east of the /ar#en of $#enA an# "#am ha# se:ual relations with his wife $%e an# she 'ore two sons an# three #au/hters. 13 "n# she 1alle# the name of the first 'orn !ain, sa0in/, I ha%e o'taine# a man from the 9or#, an# the name of the other she 1alle# "'el, for she sai#, In %anit0 we 1ame into the earth, an# in
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%anit0 we shall 'e taken from it. 1C "n# the 'o0s /rew u) an# their father /a%e them a )ossession in the lan#A an# !ain was a tiller of the /roun#, an# "'el a kee)er of shee). 1D "n# it was at the e:)iration of a few 0ears, that the0 'rou/ht an a))ro:imatin/ offerin/ to the 9or#, an# !ain 'rou/ht from the fruit of the /roun#, an# "'el 'rou/ht from the firstlin/s of his flo1k from the fat of it, an# -o# turne# an# in1line# to "'el an# his offerin/, an# a fire 1ame #own from the 9or# from hea%en an# 1onsume# it. 1E "n# to !ain an# his offerin/ the 9or# #i# not turn, an# he #i# not in1line to it, for he ha# 'rou/ht from the inferior fruit of the /roun# 'efore the 9or#, an# !ain was >ealous a/ainst his 'rother "'el 'e1ause of this, an# he sou/ht an e:1use to sla0 him. 1F "n# in some time after, !ain an# "'el his 'rother, went one #a0 into the fiel# to #o their workA an# the0 were 'oth in the fiel#, !ain tillin/ an# )lou/hin/ his /roun#, an# "'el fee#in/ his flo1kA an# the flo1k )asse# that )art whi1h !ain ha# )lou/he# in the /roun#, an# it sorel0 /rie%e# !ain on this a11ount. 18 "n# !ain a))roa1he# his 'rother "'el in an/er, an# he sai# to him, 3hat is there 'etween me an# 0ou, that 0ou 1ome to #well an# 'rin/ 0our flo1k to fee# in m0 lan#? 1G "n# "'el answere# his 'rother !ain an# sai# to him, 3hat is there 'etween me an# 0ou, that 0ou eat the flesh of m0 flo1k an# 1lothe 0ourself with their wool? B0 "n# now therefore, )ut off the wool of m0 shee) with whi1h 0ou ha%e 1lothe# 0ourself, an# re1om)ense me for their fruit an# flesh whi1h 0ou ha%e eaten, an# when 0ou ha%e #one this, I will then /o from 0our lan# as 0ou ha%e sai#? B1 "n# !ain sai# to his 'rother "'el, Surel0 if I sla0 0ou this #a0, who will re@uire 0our 'loo# from me? BB "n# "'el answere# !ain, sa0in/, Surel0 -o# who has ma#e us in the earth, he will a%en/e m0 1ause, an# he will re@uire m0 'loo# from 0ou, shoul# 0ou sla0 me, for the 9or# is the >u#/e an# ar'iter, an# it is he who will re@uite man a11or#in/ to his e%il, an# the wi1ke# man a11or#in/ to the wi1ke#ness that he ma0 #o u)on earth. B3 "n# now, if 0ou shoul# sla0 me here, surel0 -o# knows 0our se1ret %iews, an# will >u#/e 0ou for the e%il whi1h 0ou #e1lare# to #o to me this #a0. BC "n# when !ain hear# the wor#s whi1h "'el his 'rother ha# s)oken, the an/er of !ain was kin#le# a/ainst his 'rother "'el for #e1larin/ this thin/. BD "n# !ain hurrie# an# rose u), an# took the iron )art of his )lou/hin/ instrument, with whi1h he su##enl0 stru1k his 'rother an# he slew him, an# !ain s)ilt the 'loo# of his 'rother "'el u)on the earth, an# the 'loo# of "'el streame# u)on the earth 'efore the flo1k. BE "n# after this !ain re)ente# ha%in/ slain his 'rother, an# he was sa#l0 /rie%e#, an# he we)t o%er him an# it %e:e# him e:1ee#in/l0. BF "n# !ain rose u) an# #u/ a hole in the fiel#, in whi1h he )ut his 'rother8s 'o#0, an# he turne# the #ust o%er it. B8 "n# the 9or# knew what !ain ha# #one to his 'rother, an# the 9or# a))eare# to !ain an# sai# to him, 3here is "'el 0our 'rother that was with 0ou? BG "n# !ain #issem'le#, an# sai#, I #o not know, am I m0 'rother8s kee)er? "n# the 9or# sai# to him, 3hat ha%e 0ou #one? he %oi1e of 0our 'rother8s 'loo# 1ries to me from the /roun# where 0ou ha%e slain him. 30 &or 0ou ha%e slain 0our 'rother an# ha%e #issem'le# 'efore me, an# ima/ine# in 0our heart that I #i# not see 0ou, nor knew all 0our a1tions. 31 But 0ou #i# this thin/ an# slew 0our 'rother for nothin/ an# 'e1ause he s)oke ri/htl0 to 0ou,
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an# now, therefore, 1urse# 'e 0ou from the /roun# whi1h o)ene# its mouth to re1ei%e 0our 'rother8s 'loo# from 0our han#, an# with whi1h 0ou 'urie# him. 3B "n# it shall 'e when 0ou till it, it shall no more /i%e 0ou its stren/th as in the 'e/innin/, for thorns an# thistles shall the /roun# )ro#u1e, an# 0ou will 'e mo%in/ an# wan#erin/ in the earth until the #a0 of 0our #eath. 33 "n# at that time !ain went out from the )resen1e of the 9or#, from the )la1e where he was, an# he went mo%in/ an# wan#erin/ in the lan# towar# the east of $#en, he an# all 'elon/in/ to him. 3C "n# !ain ha# se:ual relations with his wife in those #a0s, an# she 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore a son, an# he 1alle# his name $no1h, sa0in/, In that time the 9or# 'e/an to /i%e him rest an# @uiet in the earth. 3D "n# at that time !ain also 'e/an to 'uil# a 1it0: an# he 'uilt the 1it0 an# he 1alle# the name of the 1it0 $no1h, a11or#in/ to the name of his sonA for in those #a0s the 9or# ha# /i%en him rest u)on the earth, an# he #i# not mo%e a'out an# wan#er as in the 'e/innin/. 3E "n# Ira# was 'orn to $no1h, an# Ira# fathere# ,e1hu0ael an# ,e1hu0ael fathere# ,ethusael.

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1 "n# it was in the hun#re# an# thirtieth 0ear of the life of "#am u)on the earth, that he a/ain ha# se:ual relations with $%e his wife, an# she 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore a son in his likeness an# in his ima/e, an# she 1alle# his name Seth, sa0in/, Be1ause -o# has a))ointe# me another see# in the )la1e of "'el, for !ain has slain him. B "n# Seth li%e# one hun#re# an# fi%e 0ears, an# he fathere# a sonA an# Seth 1alle# the name of his son $nosh, sa0in/, Be1ause in that time the sons of men 'e/an to multi)l0, an# to affli1t their souls an# hearts '0 trans/ressin/ an# re'ellin/ a/ainst -o#. 3 "n# it was in the #a0s of $nosh that the sons of men 1ontinue# to re'el an# trans/ress a/ainst -o#, to in1rease the an/er of the 9or# a/ainst the sons of men. C "n# the sons of men went an# the0 ser%e# other /o#s, an# the0 for/ot the 9or# who ha# 1reate# them in the earth: an# in those #a0s the sons of men ma#e ima/es of 'rass an# iron, woo# an# stone, an# the0 'owe# #own an# ser%e# them. D "n# e%er0 man ma#e his /o# an# the0 'owe# #own to them, an# the sons of men a'an#one# the 9or# all the #a0s of $nosh an# his 1hil#renA an# the an/er of the 9or# was kin#le# 'e1ause of their works an# a'ominations whi1h the0 #i# in the earth. E "n# the 9or# 1ause# the waters of the ri%er -ihon to o%erwhelm them, an# he #estro0e# an# 1onsume# them, an# he #estro0e# the thir# )art of the earth, an# #es)ite this, the sons of men #i# not turn from their e%il wa0s, an# their han#s were 0et e:ten#e# to #o e%il in the si/ht of the 9or#. F "n# in those #a0s there was neither sowin/ nor rea)in/ in the earthA an# there was no foo# for the sons of men an# the famine was %er0 /reat in those #a0s. 8 "n# the see# whi1h the0 sowe# in those #a0s in the /roun# 'e1ame thorns, thistles an# 'riersA for from the #a0s of "#am was this #e1laration 1on1ernin/ the earth, of the 1urse of -o#, whi1h he 1urse# the earth, 'e1ause of the sin whi1h "#am sinne# 'efore the 9or#. G "n# it was when men 1ontinue# to re'el an# trans/ress a/ainst -o#, an# to 1orru)t their wa0s, that the earth also 'e1ame 1orru)t. 10 "n# $nosh li%e# ninet0 0ears an# he fathere# !ainanA
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11 "n# !ainan /rew u) an# he was fort0 0ears ol#, an# he 'e1ame wise an# ha# knowle#/e an# skill in all wis#om, an# he rei/ne# o%er all the sons of men, an# he le# the sons of men to wis#om an# knowle#/eA for !ainan was a %er0 wise man an# ha# un#erstan#in/ in all wis#om, an# with his wis#om he rule# o%er s)irits an# #emonsA 1B "n# !ainan knew '0 his wis#om that -o# woul# #estro0 the sons of men for ha%in/ sinne# u)on earth, an# that the 9or# woul# in the latter #a0s 'rin/ u)on them the waters of the floo#. 13 "n# in those #a0s !ainan wrote u)on ta'lets of stone, what was to take )la1e in time to 1ome, an# he )ut them in his treasures. 1C "n# !ainan rei/ne# o%er the whole earth, an# he turne# some of the sons of men to the ser%i1e of -o#. 1D "n# when !ainan was se%ent0 0ears ol#, he fathere# three sons an# two #au/hters. 1E "n# these are the names of the 1hil#ren of !ainanA the name of the first 'orn ,ahlallel, the se1on# $nan, an# the thir# ,ere#, an# their sisters were "#ah an# ?illahA these are the fi%e 1hil#ren of !ainan that were 'orn to him. 1F "n# 9ame1h, the son of ,ethusael, 'e1ame relate# to !ainan '0 marria/e, an# he took his two #au/hters for his wi%es, an# "#ah 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore a son to 9ame1h, an# she 1alle# his name Ja'al. 18 "n# she a/ain 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore a son, an# 1alle# his name Ju'alA an# ?illah, her sister, was 'arren in those #a0s an# ha# no offs)rin/. 1G &or in those #a0s the sons of men 'e/an to tres)ass a/ainst -o#, an# to trans/ress the 1omman#ments whi1h he ha# 1omman#e# to "#am, to 'e fruitful an# multi)l0 in the earth. B0 "n# some of the sons of men 1ause# their wi%es to #rink a mi:ture that woul# ren#er them 'arren, in or#er that the0 mi/ht retain their fi/ures an# '0 whi1h their 'eautiful a))earan1e mi/ht not fa#e. B1 "n# when the sons of men 1ause# some of their wi%es to #rink, ?illah #rank with them. BB "n# the 1hil#-'earin/ women a))eare# a'omina'le in the si/ht of their hus'an#s as wi#ows, while their hus'an#s li%e#, for to the 'arren ones onl0 the0 were atta1he#. B3 "n# in the en# of #a0s an# 0ears, when ?illah 'e1ame ol#, the 9or# o)ene# her wom'. BC "n# she 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore a son an# she 1alle# his name u'al !ain, sa0in/, "fter I ha# withere# awa0 ha%e I o'taine# him from the "lmi/ht0 -o#. BD "n# she 1on1ei%e# a/ain an# 'ore a #au/hter, an# she 1alle# her name 6aamah, for she sai#, "fter I ha# withere# awa0 ha%e I o'taine# )leasure an# #eli/ht. BE "n# 9ame1h was ol# an# a#%an1e# in 0ears, an# his e0es were #im that he 1oul# not see, an# u'al !ain, his son, was lea#in/ him an# it was one #a0 that 9ame1h went into the fiel# an# u'al !ain his son was with him, an# while the0 were walkin/ in the fiel#, !ain the son of "#am a#%an1e# towar#s themA for 9ame1h was %er0 ol# an# 1oul# not see mu1h, an# u'al !ain his son was %er0 0oun/. BF "n# u'al !ain tol# his father to #raw his 'ow, an# with the arrows he stru1k !ain, who was 0et far off, an# he slew him, for he a))eare# to them to 'e an animal. B8 "n# the arrows entere# !ain8s 'o#0 althou/h he was #istant from them, an# he fell to the /roun# an# #ie#. BG "n# the 9or# a%en/e# !ain8s e%il a11or#in/ to his wi1ke#ness, whi1h he ha# #one to his 'rother "'el, a11or#in/ to the wor# of the 9or# whi1h he ha# s)oken. 30 "n# it 1ame to )ass when !ain ha# #ie#, that 9ame1h an# u'al went to see the animal whi1h the0 ha# slain, an# the0 saw, an# !ain their /ran#father was fallen #ea# u)on the earth. 31 "n# 9ame1h was %er0 mu1h /rie%e# at ha%in/ #one this, an# in 1la))in/ his han#s to/ether
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he stru1k his son an# 1ause# his #eath. 3B. "n# the wi%es of 9ame1h hear# what 9ame1h ha# #one, an# the0 sou/ht to kill him. 33 "n# the wi%es of 9ame1h hate# him from that #a0, 'e1ause he slew !ain an# u'al !ain, an# the wi%es of 9ame1h se)arate# from him, an# woul# not listen to him in those #a0s. 3C "n# 9ame1h 1ame to his wi%es, an# he )resse# them to listen to him a'out this matter. 3D "n# he sai# to his wi%es "#ah an# ?illah, 4ear m0 %oi1e 7 wi%es of 9ame1h, atten# to m0 wor#s, for now 0ou ha%e ima/ine# an# sai# that I slew a man with m0 woun#s, an# a 1hil# with m0 stri)es for their ha%in/ #one no %iolen1e, 'ut surel0 know that I am ol# an# /re0-hea#e#, an# that m0 e0es are hea%0 throu/h a/e, an# I #i# this thin/ unknowin/l0. 3E "n# the wi%es of 9ame1h listene# to him in this matter, an# the0 returne# to him with the a#%i1e of their father "#am, 'ut the0 'ore no 1hil#ren to him from that time, knowin/ that -o#8s an/er was in1reasin/ in those #a0s a/ainst the sons of men, to #estro0 them with the waters of the floo# for their e%il #oin/s. 3F "n# ,ahlallel the son of !ainan li%e# si:t0-fi%e 0ears an# he fathere# Jare#A an# Jare# li%e# si:t0-two 0ears an# he fathere# $no1h.

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1 "n# $no1h li%e# si:t0-fi%e 0ears an# he fathere# ,ethuselahA an# $no1h walke# with -o# after ha%in/ fathere# ,ethuselah, an# he ser%e# the 9or#, an# #es)ise# the e%il wa0s of men. B "n# the soul of $no1h was wra))e# u) in the instru1tion of the 9or#, in knowle#/e an# in un#erstan#in/A an# he wisel0 retire# from the sons of men, an# se1rete# himself from them for man0 #a0s. 3 "n# it was at the e:)iration of man0 0ears, while he was ser%in/ the 9or#, an# )ra0in/ 'efore him in his house, that an an/el of the 9or# 1alle# to him from 4ea%en, an# he sai#, 4ere am I. C "n# he sai#, +ise, /o out from 0our house an# from the )la1e where 0ou hi#e 0ourself, an# a))ear to the sons of men, in or#er that 0ou ma0 tea1h them the wa0 in whi1h the0 shoul# /o an# the work whi1h the0 must a11om)lish to enter in the wa0s of -o#. D "n# $no1h rose u) a11or#in/ to the wor# of the 9or#, an# went out from his house, from his )la1e an# from the 1ham'er in whi1h he was 1on1eale#A an# he went to the sons of men an# tau/ht them the wa0s of the 9or#, an# at that time assem'le# the sons of men an# a1@uainte# them with the instru1tion of the 9or#. E "n# he or#ere# it to 'e )ro1laime# in all )la1es where the sons of men #welt, sa0in/, 3here is the man who wishes to know the wa0s of the 9or# an# /oo# works? let him 1ome to $no1h. F "n# all the sons of men then assem'le# to him, for all who #esire# this thin/ went to $no1h, an# $no1h rei/ne# o%er the sons of men a11or#in/ to the wor# of the 9or#, an# the0 1ame an# 'owe# to him an# the0 hear# his wor#. 8 "n# the s)irit of -o# was u)on $no1h, an# he tau/ht all his men the wis#om of -o# an# his wa0s, an# the sons of men ser%e# the 9or# all the #a0s of $no1h, an# the0 1ame to hear his wis#om. G "n# all the kin/s of the sons of men, 'oth first an# last, to/ether with their )rin1es an# >u#/es, 1ame to $no1h when the0 hear# of his wis#om, an# the0 'owe# #own to him, an# the0 also re@uire# of $no1h to rei/n o%er them, to whi1h he 1onsente#. 10 "n# the0 assem'le# in all, one hun#re# an# thirt0 kin/s an# )rin1es, an# the0 ma#e $no1h kin/ o%er them an# the0 were all un#er his )ower an# 1omman#. 11 "n# $no1h tau/ht them wis#om, knowle#/e, an# the wa0s of the 9or#A an# he ma#e )ea1e
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amon/ them, an# )ea1e was throu/hout the earth #urin/ the life of $no1h. 1B "n# $no1h rei/ne# o%er the sons of men two hun#re# an# fort0-three 0ears, an# he #i# >usti1e an# ri/hteousness with all his )eo)le, an# he le# them in the wa0s of the 9or#. 13 "n# these are the /enerations of $no1h, ,ethuselah, $lisha, an# $limele1h, three sonsA an# their sisters were ,el1a an# 6ahmah, an# ,ethuselah li%e# ei/ht0-se%en 0ears an# he fathere# 9ame1h. 1C "n# it was in the fift0-si:th 0ear of the life of 9ame1h when "#am #ie#A nine hun#re# an# thirt0 0ears ol# was he at his #eath, an# his two sons, with $no1h an# ,ethuselah his son, 'urie# him with /reat )om), as at the 'urial of kin/s, in the 1a%e whi1h -o# ha# tol# him. 1D "n# in that )la1e all the sons of men ma#e a /reat mournin/ an# wee)in/ 'e1ause of "#amA it has therefore 'e1ome a 1ustom amon/ the sons of men to this #a0. 1E "n# "#am #ie# 'e1ause he ate of the tree of knowle#/eA he an# his 1hil#ren after him, as the 9or# -o# ha# s)oken. 1F "n# it was in the 0ear of "#am8s #eath whi1h was the two hun#re# an# fort0-thir# 0ear of the rei/n of $no1h, in that time $no1h resol%e# to se)arate himself from the sons of men an# to se1ret himself as at first in or#er to ser%e the 9or#. 18 "n# $no1h #i# so, 'ut #i# not entirel0 se1ret himself from them, 'ut ke)t awa0 from the sons of men three #a0s an# then went to them for one #a0. 1G "n# #urin/ the three #a0s that he was in his 1ham'er, he )ra0e# to, an# )raise# the 9or# his -o#, an# the #a0 on whi1h he went an# a))eare# to his su'>e1ts he tau/ht them the wa0s of the 9or#, an# all the0 aske# him a'out the 9or# he tol# them. B0 "n# he #i# in this manner for man0 0ears, an# he afterwar# 1on1eale# himself for si: #a0s, an# a))eare# to his )eo)le one #a0 in se%enA an# after that on1e in a month, an# then on1e in a 0ear, until all the kin/s, )rin1es an# sons of men sou/ht for him, an# #esire# a/ain to see the fa1e of $no1h, an# to hear his wor#A 'ut the0 1oul# not, as all the sons of men were /reatl0 afrai# of $no1h, an# the0 feare# to a))roa1h him 'e1ause of the -o#like awe that was seate# u)on his 1ountenan1eA therefore no man 1oul# look at him, fearin/ he mi/ht 'e )unishe# an# #ie. B1 "n# all the kin/s an# )rin1es resol%e# to assem'le the sons of men, an# to 1ome to $no1h, thinkin/ that the0 mi/ht all s)eak to him at the time when he shoul# 1ome out amon/ them, an# the0 #i# so. BB "n# the #a0 1ame when $no1h went out an# the0 all assem'le# an# 1ame to him, an# $no1h s)oke to them the wor#s of the 9or# an# he tau/ht them wis#om an# knowle#/e, an# the0 'owe# #own 'efore him an# the0 sai#, ,a0 the kin/ li%eH ,a0 the kin/ li%eH B3 "n# in some time after, when the kin/s an# )rin1es an# the sons of men were s)eakin/ to $no1h, an# $no1h was tea1hin/ them the wa0s of -o#, an an/el of the 9or# then 1alle# to $no1h from hea%en, an# wishe# to 'rin/ him u) to hea%en to make him rei/n there o%er the sons of -o#, as he ha# rei/ne# o%er the sons of men u)on earth. BC 3hen at that time $no1h hear# this, he went an# assem'le# all the inha'itants of the earth, an# tau/ht them wis#om an# knowle#/e an# /a%e them #i%ine instru1tions, an# he sai# to them, I ha%e 'een re@uire# to as1en# into hea%en, I therefore #o not know the #a0 of m0 /oin/. BD "n# now therefore I will tea1h 0ou wis#om an# knowle#/e an# will /i%e 0ou instru1tion 'efore I lea%e 0ou, how to a1t u)on earth '0 whi1h 0ou ma0 li%eA an# he #i# so. BE "n# he tau/ht them wis#om an# knowle#/e, an# /a%e them instru1tion, an# he re)ro%e# them, an# he )la1e# 'efore them statutes an# >u#/ments to #o u)on earth, an# he ma#e )ea1e amon/ them, an# he tau/ht them e%erlastin/ life, an# #welt with them some time tea1hin/ them all these thin/s.
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BF "n# at that time the sons of men were with $no1h, an# $no1h was s)eakin/ to them, an# the0 lifte# u) their e0es an# the likeness of a /reat horse #es1en#e# from hea%en, an# the horse )a1e# in the airA B8 "n# the0 tol# $no1h what the0 ha# seen, an# $no1h sai# to them, 7n m0 a11ount this horse #es1en#s u)on earthA the time has 1ome when I must /o from 0ou an# I shall no more 'e seen '0 0ou. BG "n# the horse #es1en#e# at that time an# stoo# 'efore $no1h, an# all the sons of men that were with $no1h saw him. 30 "n# $no1h then a/ain or#ere# a %oi1e to 'e )ro1laime#, sa0in/, 3here is the man who #eli/hts to know the wa0s of the 9or# his -o#, let him 1ome this #a0 to $no1h 'efore he is taken from us. 31 "n# all the sons of men assem'le# an# 1ame to $no1h that #a0A an# all the kin/s of the earth with their )rin1es an# 1ounsellors remaine# with him that #a0A an# $no1h then tau/ht the sons of men wis#om an# knowle#/e, an# /a%e them #i%ine instru1tionA an# he 1alle# them to ser%e the 9or# an# walk in his wa0s all the #a0s of their li%es, an# he 1ontinue# to make )ea1e amon/ them. 3B "n# it was after this that he rose u) an# ro#e u)on the horseA an# he went out an# all the sons of men went after him, a'out ei/ht hun#re# thousan# menA an# the0 went with him one #a08s >ourne0. 33 "n# the se1on# #a0 he sai# to them, +eturn home to 0our tents, wh0 will 0ou /o? )erha)s 0ou ma0 #ieA an# some of them went from him, an# those that remaine# went with him si: #a08s >ourne0A an# $no1h sai# to them e%er0 #a0, +eturn to 0our tents, for fear that 0ou ma0 #ieA 'ut the0 were not willin/ to return, an# the0 went with him. 3C "n# on the si:th #a0 some of the men remaine# an# 1lun/ to him, an# the0 sai# to him, 3e will /o with 0ou to the )la1e where 0ou /oA as the 9or# li%es, #eath onl0 shall se)arate us. 3D "n# the0 ur/e# so mu1h to /o with him, that he 1ease# s)eakin/ to themA an# the0 went after him an# woul# not returnA 3E "n# when the kin/s returne# the0 1ause# a 1ensus to 'e taken, in or#er to know the num'er of remainin/ men that went with $no1hA an# it was u)on the se%enth #a0 that $no1h as1en#e# into hea%en in a whirlwin#, with horses an# 1hariots of fire. 3F "n# on the ei/hth #a0 all the kin/s that ha# 'een with $no1h sent to 'rin/ 'a1k the num'er of men that were with $no1h, in that )la1e from whi1h he as1en#e# into hea%en. 38 "n# all those kin/s went to the )la1e an# the0 foun# the earth there fille# with snow, an# u)on the snow were lar/e stones of snow, an# one sai# to the other, !ome, let us 'reak throu/h the snow an# see, )erha)s the men that remaine# with $no1h are #ea#, an# are now un#er the stones of snow, an# the0 sear1he# 'ut 1oul# not fin# him, for he ha# as1en#e# into hea%en.

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1 "n# all the #a0s that $no1h li%e# u)on earth, were three hun#re# an# si:t0-fi%e 0ears. B "n# when $no1h ha# as1en#e# into hea%en, all the kin/s of the earth rose an# took ,ethuselah his son an# anointe# him, an# the0 1ause# him to rei/n o%er them in the )la1e of his father. 3 "n# ,ethuselah a1te# u)ri/htl0 in the si/ht of -o#, as his father $no1h ha# tau/ht him, an# he likewise #urin/ the whole of his life tau/ht the sons of men wis#om, knowle#/e an# the fear of -o#, an# he #i# not turn from the /oo# wa0 either to the ri/ht or to the left. C But in the latter #a0s of ,ethuselah, the sons of men turne# from the 9or#, the0 1orru)te# the
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earth, the0 ro''e# an# )lun#ere# ea1h other, an# the0 re'elle# a/ainst -o# an# the0 trans/resse#, an# the0 1orru)te# their wa0s, an# woul# not listen to the %oi1e of ,ethuselah, 'ut re'elle# a/ainst him. D "n# the 9or# was e:1ee#in/l0 an/r0 a/ainst them, an# the 9or# 1ontinue# to #estro0 the see# in those #a0s, so that there was neither sowin/ nor rea)in/ in the earth. E &or when the0 sowe# the /roun# in or#er that the0 mi/ht o'tain foo# for their su))ort, thorns an# thistles were )ro#u1e# whi1h the0 #i# not sow. F "n# still the sons of men #i# not turn from their e%il wa0s, an# their han#s were still e:ten#e# to #o e%il in the si/ht of -o#, an# the0 )ro%oke# the 9or# with their e%il wa0s, an# the 9or# was %er0 an/r0, an# re)ente# that he ha# ma#e man. 8 "n# he thou/ht to #estro0 an# annihilate them an# he #i# so. G In those #a0s when 9ame1h the son of ,ethuselah was one hun#re# an# si:t0 0ears ol#, Seth the son of "#am #ie#. 10 "n# all the #a0s that Seth li%e#, were nine hun#re# an# twel%e 0ears, an# he #ie#. 11 "n# 9ame1h was one hun#re# an# ei/ht0 0ears ol# when he took "shmua, the #au/hter of $lishaa the son of $no1h his un1le, an# she 1on1ei%e#. 1B "n# at that time the sons of men sowe# the /roun#, an# a little foo# was )ro#u1e#, 0et the sons of men #i# not turn from their e%il wa0s, an# the0 tres)asse# an# re'elle# a/ainst -o#. 13 "n# the wife of 9ame1h 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore him a son at that time, at the re%olution of the 0ear. 1C "n# ,ethuselah 1alle# his name 6oah, sa0in/, he earth was in his #a0s at rest an# free from 1orru)tion, an# 9ame1h his father 1alle# his name ,ena1hem, sa0in/, his one shall 1omfort us in our works an# misera'le la'ors in the earth, whi1h -o# ha# 1urse#. 1D "n# the 1hil# /rew u) an# was weane#, an# he went in the wa0s of his father ,ethuselah, )erfe1t an# u)ri/ht with -o#. 1E "n# all the sons of men #e)arte# from the wa0s of the 9or# in those #a0s as the0 multi)lie# u)on the fa1e of the earth with sons an# #au/hters, an# the0 tau/ht one another their e%il )ra1ti1es an# the0 1ontinue# sinnin/ a/ainst the 9or#. 1F "n# e%er0 man ma#e for himself a /o#, an# the0 ro''e# an# )lun#ere# e%er0 man his nei/h'or as well as his relati%e, an# the0 1orru)te# the earth, an# the earth was fille# with %iolen1e. 18 "n# their >u#/es an# rulers went to the #au/hters of men an# took their wi%es '0 for1e from their hus'an#s a11or#in/ to their 1hoi1e, an# the sons of men in those #a0s took from the 1attle of the earth, the 'easts of the fiel# an# the fowls of the air, an# tau/ht the mi:ture of animals of one s)e1ies with the other, in or#er to )ro%oke the 9or# withA an# -o# saw the whole earth an# it was 1orru)t, for all flesh ha# 1orru)te# its wa0s u)on earth, all men an# all animals. 1G "n# the 9or# sai#, I will 'lot out man that I 1reate# from the fa1e of the earth, 0ea from man to the 'ir#s of the air, to/ether with 1attle an# 'easts that are in the fiel# for I re)ent that I ma#e them. B0 "n# all men who walke# in the wa0s of the 9or#, #ie# in those #a0s, 'efore the 9or# 'rou/ht the e%il u)on man whi1h he ha# #e1lare#, for this was from the 9or#, that the0 shoul# not see the e%il whi1h the 9or# s)oke of 1on1ernin/ the sons of men. B1 "n# 6oah foun# /ra1e in the si/ht of the 9or#, an# the 9or# 1hose him an# his 1hil#ren to raise u) see# from them u)on the fa1e of the whole earth.

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1 "n# it was in the ei/ht0-fourth 0ear of the life of 6oah, that $no1h the son of Seth #ie#, he was nine hun#re# an# fi%e 0ears ol# at his #eath. B "n# in the one hun#re# an# se%ent0 ninth 0ear of the life of 6oah, !ainan the son of $nosh #ie#, an# all the #a0s of !ainan were nine hun#re# an# ten 0ears, an# he #ie#. 3 "n# in the two hun#re# an# thirt0 fourth 0ear of the life of 6oah, ,ahlallel the son of !ainan #ie#, an# the #a0s of ,ahlallel were ei/ht hun#re# an# ninet0-fi%e 0ears, an# he #ie#. C "n# Jare# the son of ,ahlallel #ie# in those #a0s, in the three hun#re# an# thirt0-si:th 0ear of the life of 6oahA an# all the #a0s of Jare# were nine hun#re# an# si:t0-two 0ears, an# he #ie#. D "n# all who followe# the 9or# #ie# in those #a0s, 'efore the0 saw the e%il whi1h -o# #e1lare# to #o u)on earth. E "n# after the la)se of man0 0ears, in the four hun#re# an# ei/htieth 0ear of the life of 6oah, when all those men, who followe# the 9or# ha# #ie# awa0 from amon/ the sons of men, an# onl0 ,ethuselah was then left, -o# sai# to 6oah an# ,ethuselah, sa0in/, F S)eak an# )ro1laim to the sons of men, sa0in/, In this manner the 9or# sa0s, return from 0our e%il wa0s an# a'an#on 0our works, an# the 9or# will re)ent of the e%il that he #e1lare# to #o to 0ou, so that it shall not 1ome to )ass. 8 &or in this manner the 9or# sa0s, I /i%e 0ou a )erio# of one hun#re# an# twent0 0earsA if 0ou will turn to me an# a'an#on 0our e%il wa0s, then will I also turn awa0 from the e%il whi1h I tol# 0ou, an# it shall not e:ist, sa0s the 9or#. G "n# 6oah an# ,ethuselah s)oke all the wor#s of the 9or# to the sons of men, #a0 after #a0, 1onstantl0 s)eakin/ to them. 10 But the sons of men woul# not listen to them, nor in1line their ears to their wor#s, an# the0 were stiffne1ke#. 11 "n# the 9or# /rante# them a )erio# of one hun#re# an# twent0 0ears, sa0in/, If the0 will return, then will -o# re)ent of the e%il, so as not to #estro0 the earth. 1B 6oah the son of 9ame1h refraine# from takin/ a wife in those #a0s, to father 1hil#ren, for he sai#, Surel0 now -o# will #estro0 the earth, for what reason then shall I father 1hil#ren? 13 "n# 6oah was a >ust man, he was )erfe1t in his /eneration, an# the 9or# 1hose him to raise u) see# from his see# u)on the fa1e of the earth. 1C "n# the 9or# sai# to 6oah, ake for 0ou a wife, an# father 1hil#ren, for I ha%e seen 0ou ri/hteous 'efore me in this /eneration. 1D "n# 0ou will raise u) see#, an# 0our 1hil#ren with 0ou, in the mi#st of the earthA an# 6oah went an# took a wife, an# he 1hose 6aamah the #au/hter of $no1h, an# she was fi%e hun#re# an# ei/ht0 0ears ol#. 1E "n# 6oah was four hun#re# an# ninet0-ei/ht 0ears ol#, when he took 6aamah for a wife. 1F "n# 6aamah 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore a son, an# he 1alle# his name Ja)heth, sa0in/, -o# has enlar/e# me in the earthA an# she 1on1ei%e# a/ain an# 'ore a son, an# he 1alle# his name Shem, sa0in/, -o# has ma#e me a remnant, to raise u) see# in the mi#st of the earth. 18 "n# 6oah was fi%e hun#re# an# two 0ears ol# when 6aamah 'ore Shem, an# the 'o0s /rew u) an# went in the wa0s of the 9or#, in all that ,ethuselah an# 6oah their father tau/ht them. 1G "n# 9ame1h the father of 6oah, #ie# in those #a0sA 0et trul0 he #i# not /o with all his heart in the wa0s of his father, an# he #ie# in the hun#re# an# ninet0-fifth 0ear of the life of 6oah. B0 "n# all the #a0s of 9ame1h were se%en hun#re# an# se%ent0 0ears, an# he #ie#. B1 "n# all the sons of men who knew the 9or#, #ie# in that 0ear 'efore the 9or# 'rou/ht e%il u)on themA for the 9or# wille# them to #ie, so as not to look u)on the e%il that -o# woul# 'rin/ u)on their 'rothers an# relati%es, as he ha# so #e1lare# to #o.
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BB In that time, the 9or# sai# to 6oah an# ,ethuselah, Stan# out an# )ro1laim to the sons of men all the wor#s that I s)oke to 0ou in those #a0s, )erha)s the0 ma0 turn from their e%il wa0s, an# I will then re)ent of the e%il an# will not 'rin/ it. B3 "n# 6oah an# ,ethuselah stoo# out, an# sai# in the ears of the sons of men, all that -o# ha# s)oken 1on1ernin/ them. BC But the sons of men woul# not listen, neither woul# the0 in1line their ears to all their #e1larations. BD "n# it was after this that the 9or# sai# to 6oah, he en# of all flesh has 1ome 'efore me, 'e1ause of their e%il #ee#s, an# I will #estro0 the earth. BE "n# take for 0ourself /o)her woo#, an# /o to a 1ertain )la1e an# make a lar/e ark, an# )la1e it in that s)ot. BF "n# in this manner will 0ou make itA three hun#re# 1u'its its len/th, fift0 1u'its 'roa# an# thirt0 1u'its hi/h. B8 "n# 0ou must make for 0ou a #oor, o)en at its si#e, an# to a 1u'it 0ou must finish a'o%e, an# 1o%er it within an# without with )it1h. BG "n# I will 'rin/ the floo# of waters u)on the earth, an# all flesh 'e #estro0e#, from un#er the hea%ens all that is u)on earth shall )erish. 30 "n# 0ou an# 0our househol# shall /o an# /ather two 1ou)le of all li%in/ thin/s, male an# female, an# shall 'rin/ them to the ark, to raise u) see# from them u)on earth. 31 "n# /ather for 0ou all foo# that is eaten '0 all the animals, that there ma0 'e foo# for 0ou an# for them. 3B "n# 0ou must 1hoose for 0our sons three mai#ens, from the #au/hters of men, an# the0 shall 'e wi%es to 0our sons. 33 "n# 6oah rose u), an# he ma#e the ark, in the )la1e where -o# ha# 1omman#e# him, an# 6oah #i# as -o# ha# or#ere# him. 3C In his fi%e hun#re# an# ninet0-fifth 0ear 6oah 1ommen1e# to make the ark, an# he ma#e the ark in fi%e 0ears, as the 9or# ha# 1omman#e#. 3D hen 6oah took the three #au/hters of $liakim, son of ,ethuselah, for wi%es for his sons, as the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# 6oah. 3E "n# it was at that time ,ethuselah the son of $no1h #ie#, nine hun#re# an# si:t0 0ears ol# was he, at his #eath.

%HA$TER 1 "t that time, after the #eath of ,ethuselah, the 9or# sai# to 6oah, -o 0ou with 0our househol# into the arkA I will /ather to 0ou all the animals of the earth, the 'easts of the fiel# an# the fowls of the air, an# the0 shall all 1ome an# surroun# the ark. B "n# 0ou must /o an# seat 0ourself '0 the #oors of the ark, an# all the 'easts, the animals, an# the fowls, shall assem'le an# )la1e themsel%es 'efore 0ou, an# su1h of them as shall 1ome an# 1rou1h 'efore 0ou, will 0ou take an# #eli%er into the han#s of 0our sons, who shall 'rin/ them to the ark, an# all that will stan# 'efore 0ou 0ou must lea%e. 3 "n# the 9or# 'rou/ht this a'out on the ne:t #a0, an# animals, 'easts an# fowls 1ame in /reat multitu#es an# surroun#e# the ark. C "n# 6oah went an# seate# himself '0 the #oor of the ark, an# of all flesh that 1rou1he# 'efore him, he 'rou/ht into the ark, an# all that stoo# 'efore him he left u)on earth. D "n# a lioness 1ame, with her two whel)s, male an# female, an# the three 1rou1he# 'efore
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6oah, an# the two whel)s rose u) a/ainst the lioness an# stru1k her, an# ma#e her flee from her )la1e, an# she went awa0, an# the0 returne# to their )la1es, an# 1rou1he# u)on the earth 'efore 6oah. E "n# the lioness ran awa0, an# stoo# in the )la1e of the lions. F "n# 6oah saw this, an# won#ere# /reatl0, an# he rose an# took the two whel)s, an# 'rou/ht them into the ark. 8 "n# 6oah 'rou/ht into the ark from all li%in/ 1reatures that were u)on earth, so that there was none left 'ut whi1h 6oah 'rou/ht into the ark. G wo an# two 1ame to 6oah into the ark, 'ut from the 1lean animals, an# 1lean fowls, he 'rou/ht se%en 1ou)les, as -o# ha# 1omman#e# him. 10 "n# all the animals, an# 'easts, an# fowls, were still there, an# the0 surroun#e# the ark at e%er0 )la1e, an# the rain ha# not #es1en#e# untill se%en #a0s after. 11 "n# on that #a0, the 9or# 1ause# the whole earth to shake, an# the sun #arkene#, an# the foun#ations of the worl# ra/e#, an# the whole earth was mo%e# %iolentl0, an# the li/htnin/ flashe#, an# the thun#er roare#, an# all the fountains in the earth were 'roken u), su1h as was not known to the inha'itants 'eforeA an# -o# #i# this mi/ht0 a1t, in or#er to terrif0 the sons of men, that there mi/ht 'e no more e%il u)on earth. 1B "n# still the sons of men woul# not return from their e%il wa0s, an# the0 in1rease# the an/er of the 9or# at that time, an# #i# not e%en #ire1t their hearts to all this. 13 "n# at the en# of se%en #a0s, in the si: hun#re#th 0ear of the life of 6oah, the waters of the floo# were u)on the earth. 1C "n# all the fountains of the #ee) were 'roken u), an# the win#ows of hea%en were o)ene#, an# the rain was u)on the earth fort0 #a0s an# fort0 ni/hts. 1D "n# 6oah an# his househol#, an# all the li%in/ 1reatures that were with him, 1ame into the ark 'e1ause of the waters of the floo#, an# the 9or# shut him in. 1E "n# all the sons of men that were left u)on the earth, 'e1ame e:hauste# throu/h e%il 'e1ause of the rain, for the waters were 1omin/ more %iolentl0 u)on the earth, an# the animals an# 'easts were still surroun#in/ the ark. 1F "n# the sons of men assem'le# to/ether, a'out se%en hun#re# thousan# men an# women, an# the0 1ame to 6oah to the ark. 18 "n# the0 1alle# to 6oah, sa0in/, 7)en for us that we ma0 1ome to 0ou in the ark--an# for what reason shall we #ie? 1G "n# 6oah, with a lou# %oi1e, answere# them from the ark, sa0in/, 4a%e 0ou not all re'elle# a/ainst the 9or#, an# sai# that he #oes not e:ist? an# therefore the 9or# 'rou/ht u)on 0ou this e%il, to #estro0 an# 1ut 0ou off from the fa1e of the earth. B0 Is this not the thin/ that I s)oke to 0ou of one hun#re# an# twent0 0ears 'a1k, an# 0ou woul# not listen to the %oi1e of the 9or#, an# now #o 0ou #esire to li%e u)on earth? B1 "n# the0 sai# to 6oah, 3e are rea#0 to return to the 9or#A onl0 o)en for us that we ma0 li%e an# not #ie. BB "n# 6oah answere# them, sa0in/, 6ow that 0ou see the trou'le of 0our souls, 0ou wish to return to the 9or#A wh0 #i# 0ou not return #urin/ these hun#re# an# twent0 0ears, whi1h the 9or# /rante# 0ou as the #etermine# )erio#? B3 But now 0ou 1ome an# tell me this 'e1ause of the trou'les of 0our souls, now also the 9or# will not listen to 0ou, neither will he /i%e ear to 0ou on this #a0, so that 0ou will not now su11ee# in 0our wishes. BC "n# the sons of men a))roa1he# in or#er to 'reak into the ark, to 1ome in 'e1ause of the rain,
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for the0 1oul# not 'ear the rain u)on them. BD "n# the 9or# sent all the 'easts an# animals that stoo# roun# the ark. "n# the 'easts o%er)owere# them an# #ro%e them from that )la1e, an# e%er0 man went his wa0 an# the0 a/ain s1attere# themsel%es u)on the fa1e of the earth. BE "n# the rain was still #es1en#in/ u)on the earth, an# it #es1en#e# fort0 #a0s an# fort0 ni/hts, an# the waters )re%aile# /reatl0 u)on the earthA an# all flesh that was u)on the earth or in the waters #ie#, whether men, animals, 'easts, 1ree)in/ thin/s or 'ir#s of the air, an# there onl0 remaine# 6oah an# those that were with him in the ark. BF "n# the waters )re%aile# an# the0 /reatl0 in1rease# u)on the earth, an# the0 lifte# u) the ark an# it was raise# from the earth. B8 "n# the ark floate# u)on the fa1e of the waters, an# it was tosse# u)on the waters so that all the li%in/ 1reatures within were turne# a'out like )otta/e in a 1aul#ron. BG "n# /reat an:iet0 sei=e# all the li%in/ 1reatures that were in the ark, an# the ark was like to 'e 'roken. 30 "n# all the li%in/ 1reatures that were in the ark were terrifie#, an# the lions roare#, an# the o:en lowe#, an# the wol%es howle#, an# e%er0 li%in/ 1reature in the ark s)oke an# lamente# in its own lan/ua/e, so that their %oi1es rea1he# to a /reat #istan1e, an# 6oah an# his sons 1rie# an# we)t in their trou'lesA the0 were /reatl0 afrai# that the0 ha# rea1he# the /ates of #eath. 31 "n# 6oah )ra0e# to the 9or#, an# 1rie# to him 'e1ause of this, an# he sai#, 7 9or# hel) us, for we ha%e no stren/th to 'ear this e%il that has en1om)asse# us, for the wa%es of the waters ha%e surroun#e# us, mis1hie%ous torrents ha%e terrifie# us, the snares of #eath ha%e 1ome 'efore usA answer us, 7 9or#, answer us, li/ht u) 0our 1ountenan1e towar# us an# 'e /ra1ious to us, re#eem us an# #eli%er us. 3B "n# the 9or# listene# to the %oi1e of 6oah, an# the 9or# remem'ere# him. 33 "n# a win# )asse# o%er the earth, an# the waters were still an# the ark reste#. 3C "n# the fountains of the #ee) an# the win#ows of hea%en were sto))e#, an# the rain from hea%en was restraine#. 3D "n# the waters #e1rease# in those #a0s, an# the ark reste# u)on the mountains of "rarat. 3E "n# 6oah then o)ene# the win#ows of the ark, an# 6oah still 1alle# out to the 9or# at that time an# he sai#, 7 9or#, who forme# the earth an# the hea%ens an# all that are in there, 'rin/ out our souls from this 1onfinement, an# from the )rison with whi1h 0ou ha%e )la1e# us, for I am mu1h wearie# with si/hin/. 3F "n# the 9or# listene# to the %oi1e of 6oah, an# sai# to him, 3hen 0ou will ha%e 1om)lete# a full 0ear 0ou will then /o out. 38 "n# at the re%olution of the 0ear, when a full 0ear was 1om)lete# to 6oah8s #wellin/ in the ark, the waters were #rie# from off the earth, an# 6oah )ut off the 1o%erin/ of the ark. 3G "t that time, on the twent0-se%enth #a0 of the se1on# month, the earth was #r0, 'ut 6oah an# his sons, an# those that were with him, #i# not /o out from the ark until the 9or# tol# them. C0 "n# the #a0 1ame that the 9or# tol# them to /o out, an# the0 all went out from the ark. C1 "n# the0 went an# returne# e%er0 one to his wa0 an# to his )la1e, an# 6oah an# his sons #welt in the lan# that -o# ha# tol# them, an# the0 ser%e# the 9or# all their #a0s, an# the 9or# 'lesse# 6oah an# his sons on their /oin/ out from the ark. CB "n# he sai# to them, Be fruitful an# fill all the earthA 'e1ome stron/ an# in1rease a'un#antl0 in the earth an# multi)l0 in there.

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1 "n# these are the names of the sons of 6oah: Ja)heth, 4am an# ShemA an# 1hil#ren were 'orn to them after the floo#, for the0 ha# taken wi%es 'efore the floo#. B hese are the sons of Ja)hethA -omer, ,a/o/, ,a#ai, Ja%an, u'al, ,eshe1h, an# iras, se%en sons. 3 "n# the sons of -omer were "skina=, +e)hath an# e/armah. C "n# the sons of ,a/o/ were $li1hanaf an# 9u'al. D "n# the 1hil#ren of ,a#ai were "1hon, ?eelo, !ha=oni an# 9ot. E "n# the sons of Ja%an were $lisha, arshish, !hittim an# 2u#onim. F "n# the sons of u'al were "ri)hi, (ese# an# aari. 8 "n# the sons of ,eshe1h were 2e#on, ?aron an# She'ashni. G "n# the sons of iras were Beni', -era, 9u)irion an# -ilakA these are the sons of Ja)heth a11or#in/ to their families, an# their num'ers in those #a0s were a'out four hun#re# an# si:t0 men. 10 "n# these are the sons of 4amA !ush, ,it=raim, .hut an# !anaan, four sonsA an# the sons of !ush were Se'a, 4a%ilah, Sa'ta, +aama an# Sate1ha, an# the sons of +aama were She'a an# 2e#an. 11 "n# the sons of ,it=raim were 9u#, "nom an# .athros, !hasloth an# !ha)htor. 1B "n# the sons of .hut were -e'ul, 4a#an, Benah an# "#an. 13 "n# the sons of !anaan were ?i#on, 4eth, "mori, -er/ashi, 4i%i, "rkee, Seni, "ro#i, ?imo#i an# !hamothi. 1C hese are the sons of 4am, a11or#in/ to their families, an# their num'ers in those #a0s were a'out se%en hun#re# an# thirt0 men. 1D "n# these are the sons of ShemA $lam, "shur, "r)a1hsha#, 9u# an# "ram, fi%e sonsA an# the sons of $lam were Shushan, ,a1hul an# 4armon. 1E "n# the sons of "shar were ,irus an# ,okil, an# the sons of "r)a1hsha# were Shela1h, "nar an# "sh1ol. 1F "n# the sons of 9u# were .ethor an# Bi=a0on, an# the sons of "ram were ;=, !hul, -ather an# ,ash. 18 hese are the sons of Shem, a11or#in/ to their familiesA an# their num'ers in those #a0s were a'out three hun#re# men. 1G hese are the /enerations of ShemA Shem fathere# "r)a1hsha# an# "r)a1hsha# fathere# Shela1h, an# Shela1h fathere# $'er an# to $'er were 'orn two 1hil#ren, the name of one was .ele/, for in his #a0s the sons of men were #i%i#e#, an# in the latter #a0s, the earth was #i%i#e#. B0 "n# the name of the se1on# was 5oktan, meanin/ that in his #a0 the li%es of the sons of men were #iminishe# an# lessene#. B1 hese are the sons of 5oktanA "lmo#a#, Shelaf, !ha=armo%eth, 5era1h, 4a#urom, 7=el, 2iklah, 7'al, "'imael, She'a, 7)hir, 4a%ilah an# Jo'a'A all these are the sons of 5oktan. BB "n# .ele/ his 'rother fathere# 5en, an# 5en fathere# Seru/, an# Seru/ fathere# 6ahor an# 6ahor fathere# erah, an# erah was thirt0-ei/ht 0ears ol#, an# he fathere# 4aran an# 6ahor. B3 "n# !ush the son of 4am, the son of 6oah, took a wife in those #a0s in his ol# a/e, an# she 'ore a son, an# the0 1alle# his name 6imro#, sa0in/, "t that time the sons of men a/ain 'e/an to re'el an# trans/ress a/ainst -o#, an# the 1hil# /rew u), an# his father lo%e# him e:1ee#in/l0, for he was the son of his ol# a/e. BC "n# the /arments of skin whi1h -o# ma#e for "#am an# his wife, when the0 went out of the /ar#en, were /i%en to !ush. BD &or after the #eath of "#am an# his wife, the /arments were /i%en to $no1h, the son of Jare#,
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an# when $no1h was taken u) to -o#, he /a%e them to ,ethuselah, his son. BE "n# at the #eath of ,ethuselah, 6oah took them an# 'rou/ht them to the ark, an# the0 were with him until he went out of the ark. BF "n# in their /oin/ out, 4am stole those /arments from 6oah his father, an# he took them an# hi# them from his 'rothers. B8 "n# when 4am fathere# his first 'orn !ush, he /a%e him the /arments in se1ret, an# the0 were with !ush man0 #a0s. BG "n# !ush also 1on1eale# them from his sons an# 'rothers, an# when !ush ha# fathere# 6imro#, he /a%e him those /arments throu/h his lo%e for him, an# 6imro# /rew u), an# when he was twent0 0ears ol# he )ut on those /arments. 30 "n# 6imro# 'e1ame stron/ when he )ut on the /arments, an# -o# /a%e him mi/ht an# stren/th, an# he was a mi/ht0 hunter in the earth, 0ea, he was a mi/ht0 hunter in the fiel#, an# he hunte# the animals an# he 'uilt altars, an# he offere# u)on them the animals 'efore the 9or#. 31 "n# 6imro# stren/thene# himself, an# he rose u) from amon/ his 'rothers, an# he fou/ht the 'attles of his 'rothers a/ainst all their enemies roun# a'out. 3B "n# the 9or# #eli%ere# all the enemies of his 'rothers in his han#s, an# -o# )ros)ere# him from time to time in his 'attles, an# he rei/ne# u)on earth. 33 herefore it 'e1ame 1urrent in those #a0s, when a man ushere# out those that he ha# traine# u) for 'attle, he woul# sa0 to them, 9ike -o# #i# to 6imro#, who was a mi/ht0 hunter in the earth, an# who su11ee#e# in the 'attles that )re%aile# a/ainst his 'rothers, that he #eli%ere# them from the han#s of their enemies, so ma0 -o# stren/then us an# #eli%er us this #a0. 3C "n# when 6imro# was fort0 0ears ol#, at that time there was a war 'etween his 'rothers an# the 1hil#ren of Ja)heth, so that the0 were in the )ower of their enemies. 3D "n# 6imro# went out at that time, an# he assem'le# all the sons of !ush an# their families, a'out four hun#re# an# si:t0 men, an# he hire# also from some of his frien#s an# a1@uaintan1es a'out ei/ht0 men, an# 'e /a%e them their hire, an# he went with them to 'attle, an# when he was on the roa#, 6imro# stren/thene# the hearts of the )eo)le that went with him. 3E "n# he sai# to them, 2o not fear, neither 'e alarme#, for all our enemies will 'e #eli%ere# into our han#s, an# 0ou ma0 #o with them as 0ou )lease. 3F "n# all the men that went were a'out fi%e hun#re#, an# the0 fou/ht a/ainst their enemies, an# the0 #estro0e# them, an# su'#ue# them, an# 6imro# )la1e# stan#in/ offi1ers o%er them in their res)e1ti%e )la1es. 38 "n# he took some of their 1hil#ren as se1urit0, an# the0 were all ser%ants to 6imro# an# to his 'rothers, an# 6imro# an# all the )eo)le that were with him turne# homewar#. 3G "n# when 6imro# ha# >o0full0 returne# from 'attle, after ha%in/ 1on@uere# his enemies, all his 'rothers, to/ether with those who knew him 'efore, assem'le# to make him kin/ o%er them, an# the0 )la1e# the re/al 1rown u)on his hea#. C0 "n# he set o%er his su'>e1ts an# )eo)le, )rin1es, >u#/es, an# rulers, as is the 1ustom amon/ kin/s. C1 "n# he )la1e# erah the son of 6ahor the )rin1e of his host, an# he #i/nifie# him an# ele%ate# him a'o%e all his )rin1es. CB "n# while he was rei/nin/ a11or#in/ to his heart8s #esire, after ha%in/ 1on@uere# all his enemies aroun#, he a#%ise# with his 1ounselors to 'uil# a 1it0 for his )ala1e, an# the0 #i# so. C3 "n# the0 foun# a lar/e %alle0 o))osite to the east, an# the0 'uilt him a lar/e an# e:tensi%e 1it0, an# 6imro# 1alle# the name of the 1it0 that he 'uilt Shinar, for the 9or# ha# %ehementl0 shaken his enemies an# #estro0e# them.
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CC "n# 6imro# #welt in Shinar, an# he rei/ne# se1urel0, an# he fou/ht with his enemies an# he su'#ue# them, an# he )ros)ere# in all his 'attles, an# his kin/#om 'e1ame %er0 /reat. CD "n# all nations an# ton/ues hear# of his fame, an# the0 /athere# themsel%es to him, an# the0 'owe# #own to the earth, an# the0 'rou/ht him offerin/s, an# he 'e1ame their lor# an# kin/, an# the0 all #welt with him in the 1it0 at Shinar, an# 6imro# rei/ne# in the earth o%er all the sons of 6oah, an# the0 were all un#er his )ower an# 1ounsel. CE "n# all the earth was of one ton/ue an# wor#s of union, 'ut 6imro# #i# not /o in the wa0s of the 9or#, an# he was more wi1ke# than all the men that were 'efore him, from the #a0s of the floo# until those #a0s. CF "n# he ma#e /o#s of woo# an# stone, an# he 'owe# #own to them, an# he re'elle# a/ainst the 9or#, an# tau/ht all his su'>e1ts an# the )eo)le of the earth his wi1ke# wa0sA an# ,ar#on his son was more wi1ke# than his father. C8 "n# e%er0 one that hear# of the a1ts of ,ar#on the son of 6imro# woul# sa0, 1on1ernin/ him, &rom the wi1ke# /oes out wi1ke#nessA therefore it 'e1ame a )ro%er' in the whole earth, sa0in/, &rom the wi1ke# /oes out wi1ke#ness, an# it was 1urrent in the wor#s of men from that time to this. CG "n# erah the son of 6ahor, )rin1e of 6imro#8s host, was in those #a0s %er0 /reat in the si/ht of the kin/ an# his su'>e1ts, an# the kin/ an# )rin1es lo%e# him, an# the0 ele%ate# him %er0 hi/h. D0 "n# erah took a wife an# her name was "mthelo the #au/hter of !orne'oA an# the wife of erah 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore him a son in those #a0s. D1 erah was se%ent0 0ears ol# when he fathere# him, an# erah 1alle# the name of his son that was 'orn to him "'ram, 'e1ause the kin/ ha# raise# him in those #a0s, an# #i/nifie# him a'o%e all his )rin1es that were with him.

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1 "n# it was in the ni/ht that "'ram was 'orn, that all the ser%ants of erah, an# all the wise men of 6imro#, an# his 1on>urors 1ame an# ate an# #rank in the house of erah, an# the0 re>oi1e# with him on that ni/ht. B "n# when all the wise men an# 1on>urors went out from the house of erah, the0 lifte# u) their e0es towar# hea%en that ni/ht to look at the stars, an# the0 saw, an# one %er0 lar/e star 1ame from the east an# ran in the hea%ens, an# he swallowe# u) the four stars from the four si#es of the hea%ens. 3 "n# all the wise men of the kin/ an# his 1on>urors were astonishe# at the si/ht, an# the sa/es un#erstoo# this matter, an# the0 knew its im)ort. C "n# the0 sai# to ea1h other, his onl0 'etokens the 1hil# that has 'een 'orn to erah this ni/ht, who will /row u) an# 'e fruitful, an# multi)l0, an# )ossess all the earth, he an# his 1hil#ren for e%er, an# he an# his see# will sla0 /reat kin/s, an# inherit their lan#s. D "n# the wise men an# 1on>urors went home that ni/ht, an# in the mornin/ all these wise men an# 1on>urors rose u) earl0, an# assem'le# in an a))ointe# house. E "n# the0 s)oke an# sai# to ea1h other, 9ook u)on the si/ht that we saw last ni/ht is hi##en from the kin/, it has not 'een ma#e known to him. F "n# shoul# this thin/ /et known to the kin/ in the latter #a0s, he will sa0 to us, 3h0 ha%e 0ou 1on1eale# this matter from me, an# then we shall all suffer #eathA therefore, now let us /o an# tell the kin/ the si/ht whi1h we saw, an# the inter)retation of it, an# we shall then remain 1lear.
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8 "n# the0 #i# so, an# the0 all went to the kin/ an# 'owe# #own to him to the /roun#, an# the0 sai#, ,a0 the kin/ li%e, ma0 the kin/ li%e. G 3e hear# that a son was 'orn to erah the son of 6ahor, the )rin1e of 0our host, an# we 0esterni/ht 1ame to his house, an# we ate an# #rank an# re>oi1e# with him that ni/ht. 10 "n# when 0our ser%ants went out from the house of erah, to /o to our res)e1ti%e homes to a'i#e there for the ni/ht, we lifte# u) our e0es to hea%en, an# we saw a /reat star 1omin/ from the east, an# the same star ran with /reat s)ee#, an# swallowe# u) four /reat stars, from the four si#es of the hea%ens. 11 "n# 0our ser%ants were astonishe# at the si/ht whi1h we saw, an# were /reatl0 terrifie#, an# we ma#e our >u#/ment u)on the si/ht, an# knew '0 our wis#om the )ro)er inter)retation of it, that this thin/ a))lies to the 1hil# that is 'orn to erah, who will /row u) an# multi)l0 /reatl0, an# 'e1ome )owerful, an# kill all the kin/s of the earth, an# inherit all their lan#s, he an# his see# fore%er. 1B "n# now our lor# an# kin/, we ha%e trul0 a1@uainte# 0ou with what we ha%e seen 1on1ernin/ this 1hil#. 13 If it seems /oo# to the kin/ to /i%e his father %alue for this 1hil#, we will sla0 him 'efore he shall /row u) an# in1rease in the lan#, an# his e%il in1rease a/ainst us, that we an# our 1hil#ren )erish throu/h his e%il. 1C "n# the kin/ hear# their wor#s an# the0 seeme# /oo# in his si/ht, an# he sent an# 1alle# for erah, an# erah 1ame 'efore the kin/. 1D "n# the kin/ sai# to erah, I ha%e 'een tol# that a son was 0esterni/ht 'orn to 0ou, an# after this manner was o'ser%e# in the hea%ens at his 'irth. 1E "n# now therefore /i%e me the 1hil#, that we ma0 sla0 him 'efore his e%il s)rin/s u) a/ainst us, an# I will /i%e 0ou for his %alue, 0our house full of sil%er an# /ol#. 1F "n# erah answere# the kin/ an# sai# to him: ,0 9or# an# kin/, I ha%e hear# 0our wor#s, an# 0our ser%ant shall #o all that his kin/ #esireth. 18 But m0 lor# an# kin/, I will tell 0ou what ha))ene# to me 0esterni/ht, that I ma0 see what a#%i1e the kin/ will /i%e his ser%ant, an# then I will answer the kin/ u)on what he has >ust s)okenA an# the kin/ sai#, S)eak. 1G "n# erah sai# to the kin/, "0on, son of ,ore#, 1ame to me 0esterni/ht, sa0in/, B0 -i%e to me the /reat an# 'eautiful horse that the kin/ /a%e 0ou, an# I will /i%e 0ou sil%er an# /ol#, an# straw an# )ro%en#er for its %alueA an# I sai# to him, 3ait untill I see the kin/ 1on1ernin/ 0our wor#s, an# whate%er the kin/ sa0s, that will I #o. B1 "n# now m0 lor# an# kin/, I ha%e ma#e this thin/ known to 0ou, an# the a#%i1e whi1h m0 kin/ will /i%e to his ser%ant, that will I follow. BB "n# the kin/ hear# the wor#s of erah, an# his an/er was kin#le# an# he 1onsi#ere# him in the li/ht of a fool. B3 "n# the kin/ answere# erah, an# he sai# to him, are 0ou so sill0, i/norant, or #efi1ient in un#erstan#in/, to #o this thin/, to /i%e 0our 'eautiful horse for sil%er an# /ol# or e%en for straw an# )ro%en#er? BC are 0ou so short of sil%er an# /ol#, that 0ou shoul# #o this thin/, 'e1ause 0ou 1annot o'tain straw an# )ro%en#er to fee# 0our horse? an# what is sil%er an# /ol# to 0ou, or straw an# )ro%en#er, that 0ou shoul# /i%e awa0 that fine horse whi1h I /a%e 0ou, like whi1h there is none to 'e ha# on the whole earth? BD "n# the kin/ left off s)eakin/, an# erah answere# the kin/, sa0in/, 9ike '0 means of this has the kin/ s)oken to his ser%antA
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BE I 'e/ 0ou, m0 lor# an# kin/, what is this whi1h 0ou sai# to me, sa0in/, -i%e 0our son that we ma0 sla0 him, an# I will /i%e 0ou sil%er an# /ol# for his %alueA what shall I #o with sil%er an# /ol# after the #eath of m0 son? who shall inherit me? surel0 then at m0 #eath, the sil%er an# /ol# will return to m0 kin/ who /a%e it. BF "n# when the kin/ hear# the wor#s of erah, an# the )ara'le whi1h he 'rou/ht 1on1ernin/ the kin/, it /rie%e# him /reatl0 an# he was %e:e# at this thin/, an# his an/er 'urne# within him. B8 "n# erah saw that the an/er of the kin/ was kin#le# a/ainst him, an# he answere# the kin/, sa0in/, "ll that I ha%e is in the kin/8s )owerA whate%er the kin/ #esires to #o to his ser%ant, that let him #o, 0ea, e%en m0 son, he is in the kin/8s )ower, without %alue in e:1han/e, he an# his two 'rothers that are ol#er than he. BG "n# the kin/ sai# to erah, 6o, 'ut I will )ur1hase 0our 0oun/er son for a )ri1e. 30 "n# erah answere# the kin/, sa0in/, I 'e/ 0ou m0 lor# an# kin/ to let 0our ser%ant s)eak a wor# 'efore 0ou, an# let the kin/ hear the wor# of his ser%ant, an# erah sai#, 9et m0 kin/ /i%e me three #a0s8 time untill I 1onsi#er this matter within m0self, an# 1onsult with m0 famil0 1on1ernin/ the wor#s of m0 kin/A an# he )resse# the kin/ /reatl0 to a/ree to this. 31 "n# the kin/ listene# to erah, an# he #i# so an# he /a%e him three #a0s8 time, an# erah went out from the kin/8s )resen1e, an# he 1ame home to his famil0 an# s)oke to them all the wor#s of the kin/A an# the )eo)le were /reatl0 afrai#. 3B "n# it was in the thir# #a0 that the kin/ sent to erah, sa0in/, Sen# me 0our son for a )ri1e as I s)oke to 0ouA an# shoul# 0ou not #o this, I will sen# an# sla0 all 0ou ha%e in 0our house, so that 0ou will not e%en ha%e a #o/ remainin/. 33 "n# erah hurrie#, Ias the thin/ was ur/ent from the kin/J, an# he took a 1hil# from one of his ser%ants, whi1h his han#mai# ha# 'orn to him that #a0, an# erah 'rou/ht the 1hil# to the kin/ an# re1ei%e# %alue for him. 3C "n# the 9or# was with erah in this matter, that 6imro# mi/ht not 1ause "'ram8s #eath, an# the kin/ took the 1hil# from erah an# with all his mi/ht #ashe# his hea# to the /roun#, for he thou/ht it ha# 'een "'ramA an# this was 1on1eale# from him from that #a0, an# it was for/otten '0 the kin/, as it was the will of .ro%i#en1e not to suffer "'ram8s #eath. 3D "n# erah took "'ram his son se1retl0, to/ether with his mother an# nurse, an# he 1on1eale# them in a 1a%e, an# he 'rou/ht them their )ro%isions monthl0. 3E "n# the 9or# was with "'ram in the 1a%e an# he /rew u), an# "'ram was in the 1a%e ten 0ears, an# the kin/ an# his )rin1es, soothsa0ers an# sa/es, thou/ht that the kin/ ha# kille# "'ram.

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1 "n# 4aran, the son of erah, "'ram8s ol#est 'rother, took a wife in those #a0s. B 4aran was thirt0-nine 0ears ol# when he took herA an# the wife of 4aran 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore a son, an# he 1alle# his name 9ot. 3 "n# she 1on1ei%e# a/ain an# 'ore a #au/hter, an# she 1alle# her name ,il1aA an# she a/ain 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore a #au/hter, an# she 1alle# her name Sarai. C 4aran was fort0-two 0ears ol# when he fathere# Sarai, whi1h was in the tenth 0ear of the life of "'ramA an# in those #a0s "'ram an# his mother an# nurse went out from the 1a%e, as the kin/ an# his su'>e1ts ha# for/otten the affair of "'ram. D "n# when "'ram 1ame out from the 1a%e, he went to 6oah an# his son Shem, an# he remaine# with them to learn the instru1tion of the 9or# an# his wa0s, an# no man knew where
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"'ram was, an# "'ram ser%e# 6oah an# Shem his son for a lon/ time. E "n# "'ram was in 6oah8s house thirt0-nine 0ears, an# "'ram knew the 9or# from three 0ears ol#, an# he went in the wa0s of the 9or# until the #a0 of his #eath, as 6oah an# his son Shem ha# tau/ht himA an# all the sons of the earth in those #a0s /reatl0 trans/resse# a/ainst the 9or#, an# the0 re'elle# a/ainst him an# the0 ser%e# other /o#s, an# the0 for/ot the 9or# who ha# 1reate# them in the earthA an# the inha'itants of the earth ma#e for themsel%es, at that time, e%er0 man his /o#A /o#s of woo# an# stone whi1h 1oul# neither s)eak, hear, nor #eli%er, an# the sons of men ser%e# them an# the0 'e1ame their /o#s. F "n# the kin/ an# all his ser%ants, an# erah with all his househol# were then the first of those that ser%e# /o#s of woo# an# stone. 8 "n# erah ha# twel%e /o#s of lar/e si=e, ma#e of woo# an# stone, after the twel%e months of the 0ear, an# he ser%e# ea1h one monthl0, an# e%er0 month erah woul# 'rin/ his meat offerin/ an# #rink offerin/ to his /o#sA erah #i# like this all the #a0s. G "n# all that /eneration were wi1ke# in the si/ht of the 9or#, an# the0 ma#e like this e%er0 man his /o#, 'ut the0 a'an#one# the 9or# who ha# 1reate# them. 10 "n# there was not a man foun# in those #a0s in the whole earth, who knew the 9or# Ifor the0 ser%e# ea1h man his own -o#J e:1e)t 6oah an# his househol#, an# all those who were un#er his 1ounsel knew the 9or# in those #a0s. 11 "n# "'ram the son of erah was wa:in/ /reat in those #a0s in the house of 6oah, an# no man knew it, an# the 9or# was with him. 1B "n# the 9or# /a%e "'ram an un#erstan#in/ heart, an# he knew all the works of that /eneration were %ain, an# that all their /o#s were %ain an# were of no a%ail. 13 "n# "'ram saw the sun shinin/ u)on the earth, an# "'ram sai# to himself Surel0 now this sun that shines u)on the earth is -o#, an# him will I ser%e. 1C "n# "'ram ser%e# the sun in that #a0 an# he )ra0e# to him, an# when e%enin/ 1ame the sun set as usual, an# "'ram sai# within himself, Surel0 this 1annot 'e -o#? 1D "n# "'ram still 1ontinue# to s)eak within himself, 3ho is he who ma#e the hea%ens an# the earth? who 1reate# u)on earth? where is he? 1E "n# ni/ht #arkene# o%er him, an# he lifte# u) his e0es towar# the west, north, south, an# east, an# he saw that the sun ha# %anishe# from the earth, an# the #a0 'e1ame #ark. 1F "n# "'ram saw the stars an# moon 'efore him, an# he sai#, Surel0 this is the -o# who 1reate# the whole earth as well as man, an# these his ser%ants are /o#s aroun# him: an# "'ram ser%e# the moon an# )ra0e# to it all that ni/ht. 18 "n# in the mornin/ when it was li/ht an# the sun shone u)on the earth as usual, "'ram saw all the thin/s that the 9or# -o# ha# ma#e u)on earth. 1G "n# "'ram sai# to himself Surel0 these are not /o#s that ma#e the earth an# all mankin#, 'ut these are the ser%ants of -o#, an# "'ram remaine# in the house of 6oah an# there knew the 9or# an# his wa0s8 an# he ser%e# the 9or# all the #a0s of his life, an# all that /eneration for/ot the 9or#, an# ser%e# other /o#s of woo# an# stone, an# re'elle# all their #a0s. B0 "n# kin/ 6imro# rei/ne# se1urel0, an# all the earth was un#er his 1ontrol, an# all the earth was of one ton/ue an# wor#s of union. B1 "n# all the )rin1es of 6imro# an# his /reat men took 1ounsel to/etherA .hut, ,it=raim, !ush an# !anaan with their families, an# the0 sai# to ea1h other, !ome let us 'uil# oursel%es a 1it0 an# in it a stron/ tower, an# its to) rea1hin/ hea%en, an# we will make oursel%es fame#, so that we ma0 rei/n u)on the whole worl#, in or#er that the e%il of our enemies ma0 1ease from us, that we ma0 rei/n mi/htil0 o%er them, an# that we ma0 not 'e1ome s1attere# o%er the earth 'e1ause
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of their wars. BB "n# the0 all went 'efore the kin/, an# the0 tol# the kin/ these wor#s, an# the kin/ a/ree# with them in this affair, an# he #i# so. B3 "n# all the families assem'le# 1onsistin/ of a'out si: hun#re# thousan# men, an# the0 went to seek an e:tensi%e )ie1e of /roun# to 'uil# the 1it0 an# the tower, an# the0 sou/ht in the whole earth an# the0 foun# none like one %alle0 at the east of the lan# of Shinar, a'out two #a0s8 walk, an# the0 >ourne0e# there an# the0 #welt there. BC "n# the0 'e/an to make 'ri1ks an# 'urn fires to 'uil# the 1it0 an# the tower that the0 ha# ima/ine# to 1om)lete. BD "n# the 'uil#in/ of the tower was for them a trans/ression an# a sin, an# the0 'e/an to 'uil# it, an# while the0 were 'uil#in/ a/ainst the 9or# -o# of hea%en, the0 ima/ine# in their hearts to war a/ainst him an# to as1en# into hea%en. BE "n# all these )eo)le an# all the families #i%i#e# themsel%es in three )artsA the first sai# 3e will as1en# into hea%en an# fi/ht a/ainst himA the se1on# sai#, 3e will as1en# to hea%en an# )la1e our own /o#s there an# ser%e themA an# the thir# )art sai#, 3e will as1en# to hea%en an# strike him with 'ows an# s)earsA an# -o# knew all their works an# all their e%il thou/hts, an# he saw the 1it0 an# the tower whi1h the0 were 'uil#in/. BF "n# when the0 were 'uil#in/ the0 'uilt themsel%es a /reat 1it0 an# a %er0 hi/h an# stron/ towerA an# 'e1ause of its hei/ht the mortar an# 'ri1ks #i# not rea1h the 'uil#ers in their as1ent to it, until those who went u) ha# 1om)lete# a full 0ear, an# after that, the0 rea1he# to the 'uil#ers an# /a%e them the mortar an# the 'ri1ksA in this manner was it #one #ail0. B8 "n# these as1en#e# an# others #es1en#e# the whole #a0A an# if a 'ri1k shoul# fall from their han#s an# /et 'roken, the0 woul# all wee) o%er it, an# if a man fell an# #ie#, none of them woul# look at him. BG "n# the 9or# knew their thou/hts, an# it 1ame to )ass when the0 were 'uil#in/ the0 1ast the arrows towar# the hea%ens, an# all the arrows fell u)on them fille# with 'loo#, an# when the0 saw them the0 sai# to ea1h other, Surel0 we ha%e slain all those that are in hea%en. 30 &or this was from the 9or# in or#er to 1ause them to err, an# in or#erA to #estro0 them from off the fa1e of the /roun#. 31 "n# the0 'uilt the tower an# the 1it0, an# the0 #i# this thin/ #ail0 until man0 #a0s an# 0ears were ela)se#. 3B "n# -o# sai# to the se%ent0 an/els who stoo# in the hi/hest )osition 'efore him, to those who were near to him, sa0in/, !ome let us #es1en# an# 1onfuse their ton/ues, that one man shall not un#erstan# the lan/ua/e of his nei/h'or, an# the0 #i# so to them. 33 "n# from that #a0 followin/, the0 for/ot ea1h man his nei/h'or8s ton/ue, an# the0 1oul# not un#erstan# to s)eak in one ton/ue, an# when the 'uil#er took from the han#s of his nei/h'or lime or stone whi1h he #i# not or#er, the 'uil#er woul# 1ast it awa0 an# throw it u)on his nei/h'or, that he woul# #ie. 3C "n# the0 #i# so man0 #a0s, an# the0 kille# man0 of them in this manner. 3D "n# the 9or# stru1k the three #i%isions that were there, an# he )unishe# them a11or#in/ to their works an# #esi/nsA those who sai#, 3e will as1en# to hea%en an# ser%e our /o#s, 'e1ame like a)es an# ele)hantsA an# those who sai#, 3e will strike the hea%en with arrows, the 9or# kille# them, one man throu/h the han# of his nei/h'orA an# the thir# #i%ision of those who sai#, 3e will as1en# to hea%en an# fi/ht a/ainst him, the 9or# s1attere# them throu/hout the earth. 3E "n# those who were left amon/ them, when the0 knew an# un#erstoo# the e%il whi1h was 1omin/ u)on them, the0 a'an#one# the 'uil#in/, an# the0 also 'e1ame s1attere# u)on the fa1e of
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the whole earth. 3F "n# the0 1ease# 'uil#in/ the 1it0 an# the towerA therefore he 1alle# that )la1e Ba'el, for there the 9or# 1onfoun#e# the 9an/ua/e of the whole earthA it was at the east of the lan# of Shinar. 38 "n# as to the tower whi1h the sons of men 'uilt, the earth o)ene# its mouth an# swallowe# u) one thir# )art of it, an# a fire also #es1en#e# from hea%en an# 'urne# another thir#, an# the other thir# is left to this #a0, an# it is of that )art whi1h was aloft, an# its 1ir1umferen1e is three #a0s8 walk. 3G "n# man0 of the sons of men #ie# in that tower, a )eo)le without num'er.

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1 "n# .ele/ the son of $'er #ie# in those #a0s, in the fort0-ei/hth 0ear of the life of "'ram son of erah, an# all the #a0s of .ele/ were two hun#re# an# thirt0-nine 0ears. B "n# when the 9or# ha# s1attere# the sons of men 'e1ause of their sin at the tower, the0 s)rea# out into man0 #i%isions, an# all the sons of men were #is)erse# into the four 1orners of the earth. 3 "n# all the families 'e1ame ea1h a11or#in/ to its lan/ua/e, its lan#, or its 1it0. C "n# the sons of men 'uilt man0 1ities a11or#in/ to their families, in all the )la1es where the0 went, an# throu/hout the earth where the 9or# ha# s1attere# them. D "n# some of them 'uilt 1ities in )la1es from whi1h the0 were afterwar# e:tir)ate#, an# the0 1alle# these 1ities after their own names, or the names of their 1hil#ren, or after their )arti1ular o11urren1es. E "n# the sons of Ja)heth the son of 6oah went an# 'uilt themsel%es 1ities in the )la1es where the0 were s1attere#, an# the0 1alle# all their 1ities after their names, an# the sons of Ja)heth were #i%i#e# u)on the fa1e of the earth into man0 #i%isions an# lan/ua/es. F "n# these are the sons of Ja)heth a11or#in/ to their families, -omer, ,a/o/, ,e#ai, Ja%an, u'al, ,eshe1h an# irasA these are the 1hil#ren of Ja)heth a11or#in/ to their /enerations. 8 "n# the 1hil#ren of -omer, a11or#in/ to their 1ities, were the &ran1um, who #well in the lan# of &ran=a, '0 the ri%er &ran=a, '0 the ri%er Senah. G "n# the 1hil#ren of +e)hath are the Bartonim, who #well in the lan# of Bartonia '0 the ri%er 9e#ah, whi1h em)ties its waters in the /reat sea -ihon, that is, o1eanus. 10 "n# the 1hil#ren of u/arma are ten families, an# these are their names: Bu=ar, .ar=una1, Bal/ar, $li1anum, +a/'i', arki, Bi#, ?e'u1, 7n/al an# ilma=A all these s)rea# an# reste# in the north an# 'uilt themsel%es 1ities. 11 "n# the0 1alle# their 1ities after their own names, those are the0 who a'i#e '0 the ri%ers 4ithlah an# Itala1 until this #a0. 1B But the families of "n/oli, Bal/ar an# .ar=una1, the0 #well '0 the /reat ri%er 2u'neeA an# the names of their 1ities are also a11or#in/ to their own names. 13 "n# the 1hil#ren of Ja%an are the Ja%anim who #well in the lan# of ,ak#onia, an# the 1hil#ren of ,e#aiare are the 7relum that #well in the lan# of !urson, an# the 1hil#ren of u'al are those that #well in the lan# of uskanah '0 the ri%er .ashiah. 1C "n# the 1hil#ren of ,eshe1h are the Shi'ashni an# the 1hil#ren of iras are +ushash, !ushni, an# 7n/olisA all these went an# 'uilt themsel%es 1itiesA those are the 1ities that are situate '0 the sea Ja'us '0 the ri%er !ura, whi1h em)ties itself in the ri%er ra/an. 1D "n# the 1hil#ren of $lishah are the "lmanim, an# the0 also went an# 'uilt themsel%es 1itiesA those are the 1ities situate 'etween the mountains of Jo' an# Shi'athmoA an# of them were the
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)eo)le of 9um'ar#i who #well o))osite the mountains of Jo' an# Shi'athmo, an# the0 1on@uere# the lan# of Italia an# remaine# there until this #a0. 1E "n# the 1hil#ren of !hittim are the +omim who #well in the %alle0 of !ano)ia '0 the ri%er i'reu. 1F "n# the 1hil#ren of 2u#onim are those who #well in the 1ities of the sea -ihon, in the lan# of Bor#na. 18 hese are the families of the 1hil#ren of Ja)heth a11or#in/ to their 1ities an# lan/ua/es, when the0 were s1attere# after the tower, an# the0 1alle# their 1ities after their names an# o11urren1esA an# these are the names of all their 1ities a11or#in/ to their families, whi1h the0 'uilt in those #a0s after the tower. 1G "n# the 1hil#ren of 4am were !ush, ,it=raim, .hut an# !anaan a11or#in/ to their /eneration an# 1ities. B0 "ll these went an# 'uilt themsel%es 1ities as the0 foun# fit )la1es for them, an# the0 1alle# their 1ities after the names of their fathers !ush, ,it=raim, .hut an# !anaan. B1 "n# the 1hil#ren of ,it=raim are the 9u#im, "namim, 9eha'im, 6a)htu1him, .athrusim, !aslu1him an# !a)hturim, se%en families. BB "ll these #well '0 the ri%er Sihor, that is the 'rook of $/0)t, an# the0 'uilt themsel%es 1ities an# 1alle# them after their own names. B3 "n# the 1hil#ren of .athros an# !aslo1h intermarrie# to/ether, an# from them went out the .elishtim, the "=athim, an# the -erarim, the -ithim an# the $kronim, in all fi%e familiesA these also 'uilt themsel%es 1ities, an# the0 1alle# their 1ities after the names of their fathers to this #a0. BC "n# the 1hil#ren of !anaan also 'uilt themsel%es 1ities, an# the0 1alle# their 1ities after their names, ele%en 1ities an# others without num'er. BD "n# four men from the famil0 of 4am went to the lan# of the )lainA these are the names of the four men, So#om, -omorrah, "#mah an# ?e'o0im. BE "n# these men 'uilt themsel%es four 1ities in the lan# of the )lain, an# the0 1alle# the names of their 1ities after their own names. BF "n# the0 an# their 1hil#ren an# all 'elon/in/ to them #welt in those 1ities, an# the0 were fruitful an# multi)lie# /reatl0 an# #welt )ea1ea'l0. B8 "n# Seir the son of 4ur, son of 4i%i, son of !anaan, went an# foun# a %alle0 o))osite to ,ount .aran, an# he 'uilt a 1it0 there, an# he an# his se%en sons an# his househol# #welt there, an# he 1alle# the 1it0 whi1h he 'uilt Seir, a11or#in/ to his nameA that is the lan# of Seir to this #a0. BG hese are the families of the 1hil#ren of 4am, a11or#in/ to their lan/ua/es an# 1ities, when the0 were s1attere# to their 1ountries after the tower. 30 "n# some of the 1hil#ren of Shem son of 6oah, father of all the 1hil#ren of $'er, also went an# 'uilt themsel%es 1ities in the )la1es with whi1h the0 were s1attere#, an# the0 1alle# their 1ities after their names. 31 "n# the sons of Shem were $lam, "shur, "r)a1hsha#, 9u# an# "ram, an# the0 'uilt themsel%es 1ities an# 1alle# the names of all their 1ities after their names. 3B "n# "shur son of Shem an# his 1hil#ren an# househol# went out at that time, a %er0 lar/e 'o#0 of them, an# the0 went to a #istant lan# that the0 foun#, an# the0 met with a %er0 e:tensi%e %alle0 in the lan# that the0 went to, an# the0 'uilt themsel%es four 1ities, an# the0 1alle# them after their own names an# o11urren1es. 33 "n# these are the names of the 1ities whi1h the 1hil#ren of "shur 'uilt, 6ine%ah, +esen,
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!ala1h an# +eho'otherA an# the 1hil#ren of "shur #well there to this #a0. 3C "n# the 1hil#ren of "ram also went an# 'uilt themsel%es a 1it0, an# the0 1alle# the name of the 1it0 ;= after their el#est 'rother, an# the0 #well in thereA that is the lan# of ;= to this #a0. 3D "n# in the se1on# 0ear after the tower a man from the house of "shur, whose name was Bela, went from the lan# of 6ine%ah to so>ourn with his househol# where%er he 1oul# fin# a )la1eA an# the0 1ame until o))osite the 1ities of the )lain a/ainst So#om, an# the0 #welt there. 3E "n# the man rose u) an# 'uilt there a small 1it0, an# 1alle# its name Bela, after his nameA that is the lan# of ?oar to this #a0. 3F "n# these are the families of the 1hil#ren of Shem a11or#in/ to their lan/ua/e an# 1ities, after the0 were s1attere# u)on the earth after the tower. 38 "n# e%er0 kin/#om, 1it0, an# famil0 of the families of the 1hil#ren of 6oah 'uilt themsel%es man0 1ities after this. 3G "n# the0 esta'lishe# /o%ernments in all their 1ities, in or#er to 'e re/ulate# '0 their or#ersA so #i# all the families of the 1hil#ren of 6oah fore%er.

%HA$TER 11
1 "n# 6imro# son of !ush was still in the lan# of Shinar, an# he rei/ne# o%er it an# #welt there, an# he 'uilt 1ities in the lan# of Shinar. B "n# these are the names of the four 1ities whi1h he 'uilt, an# he 1alle# their names after the o11urren1es that ha))ene# to them in the 'uil#in/ of the tower. 3 "n# he 1alle# the first Ba'el, sa0in/, Be1ause the 9or# there 1onfoun#e# the lan/ua/e of the whole earthA an# the name of the se1on# he 1alle# $re1h, 'e1ause from there -o# #is)erse# them. C "n# the thir# he 1alle# $1he#, sa0in/ there was a /reat 'attle at that )la1eA an# the fourth he 1alle# !alnah, 'e1ause his )rin1es an# mi/ht0 men were 1onsume# there, an# the0 %e:e# the 9or#, the0 re'elle# an# trans/resse# a/ainst him. D "n# when 6imro# ha# 'uilt these 1ities in the lan# of Shinar, he )la1e# in them the remain#er of his )eo)le, his )rin1es an# his mi/ht0 men that were left in his kin/#om. E "n# 6imro# #welt in Ba'el, an# he there renewe# his rei/n o%er the rest of his su'>e1ts, an# he rei/ne# se1urel0, an# the su'>e1ts an# )rin1es of 6imro# 1alle# his name "mra)hel, sa0in/ that at the tower his )rin1es an# men fell throu/h his means. F "n# #es)ite this, 6imro# #i# not return to the 9or#, an# he 1ontinue# in wi1ke#ness an# tea1hin/ wi1ke#ness to the sons of menA an# ,ar#on, his son, was worse than his father, an# 1ontinue# to a## to the a'ominations of his father. 8 "n# he 1ause# the sons of men to sin, therefore it is sai#, &rom the wi1ke# /oes out wi1ke#ness. G "t that time there was war 'etween the families of the 1hil#ren of 4am, as the0 were #wellin/ in the 1ities whi1h the0 ha# 'uilt. 10 "n# !he#orlaomer, kin/ of $lam, went awa0 from the families of the 1hil#ren of 4am, an# he fou/ht with them an# he su'#ue# them, an# he went to the fi%e 1ities of the )lain an# he fou/ht a/ainst them an# he su'#ue# them, an# the0 were un#er his 1ontrol. 11 "n# the0 ser%e# him twel%e 0ears, an# the0 /a%e him a 0earl0 ta:. 1B "t that time #ie# 6ahor, son of Seru/, in the fort0-ninth 0ear of the life of "'ram son of erah. 13 "n# in the fiftieth 0ear of the life of "'ram son of erah, "'ram 1ame out from the house of
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6oah, an# went to his father8s house. 1C "n# "'ram knew the 9or#, an# he went in his wa0s an# instru1tions, an# the 9or# his -o# was with him. 1D "n# erah his father was in those #a0s, still 1a)tain of the host of kin/ 6imro#, an# he still followe# stran/e /o#s. 1E "n# "'ram 1ame to his father8s house an# saw twel%e /o#s stan#in/ there in their tem)les, an# the an/er of "'ram was kin#le# when he saw these ima/es in his father8s house. 1F "n# "'ram sai#, "s the 9or# li%es, these ima/es shall not remain in m0 father8s houseA so shall the 9or# who 1reate# me #o to me if in three #a0s8 time I #o not 'reak them all. 18 "n# "'ram went from them, an# his an/er 'urne# within him. "n# "'ram hurrie# an# went from the 1ham'er to his father8s outer 1ourt, an# he foun# his father sittin/ in the 1ourt, an# all his ser%ants with him, an# "'ram 1ame an# sat 'efore him. 1G "n# "'ram aske# his father, sa0in/, &ather, tell me where is -o# who 1reate# hea%en an# earth, an# all the sons of men u)on earth, an# who 1reate# 0ou an# me. "n# erah answere# his son "'ram an# sai#, hose who 1reate# us are all with us in the house. B0 "n# "'ram sai# to his father, ,0 lor#, shew them to me I )ra0 0ouA an# erah 'rou/ht "'ram into the 1ham'er of the inner 1ourt, an# "'ram saw, an# the whole room was full of /o#s of woo# an# stone, twel%e /reat ima/es an# others less than the0 without num'er. B1 "n# erah sai# to his son, hese are the0 whi1h ma#e all 0ou see u)on earth, an# whi1h 1reate# me an# 0ou, an# all mankin#. BB "n# erah 'owe# #own to his /o#s, an# he then went awa0 from them, an# "'ram, his son, went awa0 with him. B3 "n# when "'ram ha# /one from them he went to his mother an# sat 'efore her, an# he sai# to his mother, m0 father has shown me those who ma#e hea%en an# earth, an# all the sons of men. BC 6ow, therefore, hurr0 an# fet1h a ki# from the flo1k, an# make of it sa%or0 meat, that I ma0 'rin/ it to m0 father8s /o#s as an offerin/ for them to eatA )erha)s I ma0 '0 it 'e1ome a11e)ta'le to them. BD "n# his mother #i# so, an# she fet1he# a ki#, an# ma#e sa%or0 meat from it, an# 'rou/ht it to "'ram, an# "'ram took the sa%or0 meat from his mother an# 'rou/ht it 'efore his father8s /o#s, an# he #rew near to them that the0 mi/ht eatA an# erah his father, #i# not know of it. BE "n# "'ram saw on the #a0 when he was sittin/ amon/ them, that the0 ha# no %oi1e, no hearin/, no motion, an# not one of them 1oul# stret1h out his han# to eat. BF "n# "'ram mo1ke# them, an# sai#, Surel0 the sa%or0 meat that I )re)are# has not )lease# them, or )erha)s it was too little for them, an# for that reason the0 woul# not eatA therefore tomorrow I will )re)are fresh sa%or0 meat, 'etter an# more )lentiful than this, in or#er that I ma0 see the result. B8 "n# it was on the ne:t #a0 that "'ram #ire1te# his mother 1on1ernin/ the sa%or0 meat, an# his mother rose an# fet1he# three fine ki#s from the flo1k, an# she ma#e of them some e:1ellent sa%or0 meat, su1h as her son was fon# of, an# she /a%e it to her son "'ramA an# erah his father #i# not know of it. BG "n# "'ram took the sa%or0 meat from his mother, an# 'rou/ht it 'efore his father8s /o#s into the 1ham'erA an# he 1ame near to them that the0 mi/ht eat, an# he )la1e# it 'efore them, an# "'ram sat 'efore them all #a0, thinkin/ )erha)s the0 mi/ht eat. 30 "n# "'ram %iewe# them, an# the0 ha# neither %oi1e nor hearin/, nor #i# one of them stret1h out his han# to the meat to eat.
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31 "n# in the e%enin/ of that #a0 in that house "'ram was 1lothe# with the s)irit of -o#. 3B "n# he 1alle# out an# sai#, .it0 to m0 father an# this wi1ke# /eneration, whose hearts are all in1line# to %anit0, who ser%e these i#ols of woo# an# stone whi1h 1an neither eat, smell, hear nor s)eak, who ha%e mouths without s)ee1h, e0es without si/ht, ears without hearin/, han#s without feelin/, an# le/s whi1h 1annot mo%eA like them are those that ma#e them an# that trust in them. 33 "n# when "'ram saw all these thin/s his an/er was kin#le# a/ainst his father, an# he hurrie# an# took a hat1het in his han#, an# 1ame to the 1ham'er of the /o#s, an# he 'roke all his father8s /o#s. 3C "n# when he ha# #one 'reakin/ the ima/es, he )la1e# the hat1het in the han# of the /reat /o# whi1h was there 'efore them, an# he went outA an# erah his father 1ame home, for he ha# hear# at the #oor the soun# of the strikin/ of the hat1hetA so erah 1ame into the house to know what this was a'out. 3D "n# erah, ha%in/ hear# the noise of the hat1het in the room of ima/es, ran to the room to the ima/es, an# he met "'ram /oin/ out. 3E "n# erah entere# the room an# foun# all the i#ols fallen #own an# 'roken, an# the hat1het in the han# of the lar/est, whi1h was not 'roken, an# the sa%or0 meat whi1h "'ram his son ha# ma#e was still 'efore them. 3F "n# when erah saw this his an/er was /reatl0 kin#le#, an# he hurrie# an# went from the room to "'ram. 38 "n# he foun# "'ram his son still sittin/ in the houseA an# he sai# to him, 3hat is this work 0ou ha%e #one to m0 /o#s? 3G "n# "'ram answere# erah his father an# he sai#, 6ot so m0 lor#, for I 'rou/ht sa%or0 meat 'efore them, an# when I 1ame near to them with the meat that the0 mi/ht eat, the0 all at on1e stret1he# out their han#s to eat 'efore the /reat one ha# )ut out his han# to eat. C0 "n# the lar/e one saw their works that the0 #i# 'efore him, an# his an/er was %iolentl0 kin#le# a/ainst them, an# he went an# took the hat1het that was in the house an# 1ame to them an# 'roke them all, an# the hat1het is 0et in his han# as 0ou see. C1 "n# erah8s an/er was kin#le# a/ainst his son "'ram, when he s)oke thisA an# erah sai# to "'ram his son in his an/er, 3hat is this tale that 0ou ha%e tol#? 5ou s)eak lies to me. CB Is there in these /o#s s)irit, soul or )ower to #o all 0ou ha%e tol# me? "re the0 not woo# an# stone, an# ha%e I not m0self ma#e them, an# 1an 0ou s)eak su1h lies, sa0in/ that the lar/e /o# that was with them stru1k them? It is 0ou that )la1e# the hat1het in his han#s, an# then sai# he stru1k them all. C3 "n# "'ram answere# his father an# sai# to him, "n# how 1an 0ou then ser%e these i#ols in whom there is no )ower to #o an0 thin/? !an those i#ols in whi1h 0ou trust #eli%er 0ou? 1an the0 hear 0our )ra0ers when 0ou 1all u)on them? 1an the0 #eli%er 0ou from the han#s of 0our enemies, or will the0 fi/ht 0our 'attles for 0ou a/ainst 0our enemies, that 0ou shoul# ser%e woo# an# stone whi1h 1an neither s)eak nor hear? CC "n# now surel0 it is not /oo# for 0ou nor for the sons of men that are 1onne1te# with 0ou, to #o these thin/sA are 0ou so sill0, so foolish or so short of un#erstan#in/ that 0ou will ser%e woo# an# stone, an# #o after this manner? CD "n# for/et the 9or# -o# who ma#e hea%en an# earth, an# who 1reate# 0ou in the earth, an# '0 that means 'rin/ a /reat e%il u)on 0our souls in this matter '0 ser%in/ stone an# woo#? CE 2i# not our fathers in #a0s of ol# sin in this matter, an# the 9or# -o# of the uni%erse 'rou/ht the waters of the floo# u)on them an# #estro0e# the whole earth? CF "n# how 1an 0ou 1ontinue to #o this an# ser%e /o#s of woo# an# stone, who 1annot hear, or
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s)eak, or #eli%er 0ou from o))ression, '0 that means 'rin/in/ #own the an/er of the -o# of the uni%erse u)on 0ou? C8 6ow therefore m0 father refrain from this, an# #o not 'rin/ e%il u)on 0our soul an# the souls of 0our househol#. CG "n# "'ram hurrie# an# s)ran/ from 'efore his father, an# took the hat1het from his father8s lar/est i#ol, with whi1h "'ram 'roke it an# ran awa0. D0 "n# erah, seein/ all that "'ram ha# #one, hurrie# to /o from his house, an# he went to the kin/ an# he 1ame 'efore 6imro# an# stoo# 'efore him, an# he 'owe# #own to the kin/A an# the kin/ sai#, 3hat #o 0ou want? D1 "n# he sai#, I 'e/ 0ou m0 lor#, to hear me--6ow fift0 0ears 'a1k a 1hil# was 'orn to me, an# in this manner has he #one to m0 /o#s an# in this manner has he s)okenA an# now therefore, m0 lor# an# kin/, sen# for him that he ma0 1ome 'efore 0ou, an# >u#/e him a11or#in/ to the law, that we ma0 'e #eli%ere# from his e%il. DB "n# the kin/ sent three men of his ser%ants, an# the0 went an# 'rou/ht "'ram 'efore the kin/. "n# 6imro# an# all his )rin1es an# ser%ants were that #a0 sittin/ 'efore him, an# erah sat also 'efore them. D3 "n# the kin/ sai# to "'ram, 3hat is this that 0ou ha%e #one to 0our father an# to his /o#s? "n# "'ram answere# the kin/ in the wor#s that he s)oke to his father, an# he sai#, he lar/e /o# that was with them in the house #i# to them what 0ou ha%e hear#. DC "n# the kin/ sai# to "'ram, 4a# the0 )ower to s)eak an# eat an# #o as 0ou ha%e sai#? "n# "'ram answere# the kin/, sa0in/, "n# if there 'e no )ower in them wh0 #o 0ou ser%e them an# 1ause the sons of men to err throu/h 0our follies? DD 2o 0ou ima/ine that the0 1an #eli%er 0ou or #o an0thin/ small or /reat, that 0ou shoul# ser%e them? "n# wh0 will 0ou not sense the -o# of the whole uni%erse, who 1reate# 0ou an# in whose )ower it is to kill an# kee) ali%e? DE 0 foolish, sim)le, an# i/norant kin/, woe to 0ou fore%er. DF I thou/ht 0ou woul# tea1h 0our ser%ants the u)ri/ht wa0, 'ut 0ou ha%e not #one this, 'ut ha%e fille# the whole earth with 0our sins an# the sins of 0our )eo)le who ha%e followe# 0our wa0s. D8 2o 0ou not know, or ha%e 0ou not hear#, that this e%il whi1h 0ou #o, our an1estors sinne# in there in #a0s of ol#, an# the eternal -o# 'rou/ht the waters of the floo# u)on them an# #estro0e# them all, an# also #estro0e# the whole earth on their a11ount? "n# will 0ou an# 0our )eo)le rise u) now an# #o like to this work, in or#er to 'rin/ #own the an/er of the 9or# -o# of the uni%erse, an# to 'rin/ e%il u)on 0ou an# the whole earth? DG 6ow therefore )ut awa0 this e%il #ee# whi1h 0ou #o, an# ser%e the -o# of the uni%erse, as 0our soul is in his han#s, an# then it will 'e well with 0ou. E0 "n# if 0our wi1ke# heart will not listen to m0 wor#s to 1ause 0ou to a'an#on 0our e%il wa0s, an# to ser%e the eternal -o#, then will 0ou #ie in shame in the latter #a0s, 0ou, 0our )eo)le an# all who are 1onne1te# with 0ou, hearin/ 0our wor#s or walkin/ in 0our e%il wa0s. E1 "n# when "'ram ha# 1ease# s)eakin/ 'efore the kin/ an# )rin1es, "'ram lifte# u) his e0es to the hea%ens, an# he sai#, he 9or# sees all the wi1ke#, an# he will >u#/e them.

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1 "n# when the kin/ hear# the wor#s of "'ram he or#ere# him to 'e )ut into )risonA an# "'ram was ten #a0s in )rison. B "n# at the en# of those #a0s the kin/ or#ere# that all the kin/s, )rin1es an# /o%ernors of
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#ifferent )ro%in1es an# the sa/es shoul# 1ome 'efore him, an# the0 sat 'efore him, an# "'ram was still in the house of 1onfinement. 3 "n# the kin/ sai# to the )rin1es an# sa/es, 4a%e 0ou hear# what "'ram, the son of erah, has #one to his father? In this manner has he #one to him, an# I or#ere# him to 'e 'rou/ht 'efore me, an# in this manner has he s)okenA his heart #i# not mis/i%e him, neither #i# he stir in m0 )resen1e, an# now he is 1onfine# in the )rison. C "n# therefore #e1i#e what >u#/ment is #ue to this man who re%ile# the kin/A who s)oke an# #i# all the thin/s that 0ou hear#. D "n# the0 all answere# the kin/ sa0in/, he man who re%iles the kin/ shoul# 'e han/e# u)on a treeA 'ut ha%in/ #one all the thin/s that he sai#, an# ha%in/ #es)ise# our /o#s, he must therefore 'e 'urne# to #eath, for this is the law in this matter. E If it )leases the kin/ to #o this, let him or#er his ser%ants to kin#le a fire 'oth ni/ht an# #a0 in 0our 'ri1k furna1e, an# then we will 1ast this man into it. "n# the kin/ #i# so, an# he 1omman#e# his ser%ants that the0 shoul# )re)are a fire for three #a0s an# three ni/hts in the kin/8s furna1e, that is in !as#imA an# the kin/ or#ere# them to take "'ram from )rison an# 'rin/ him out to 'e 'urne#. F "n# all the kin/8s ser%ants, )rin1es, lor#s, /o%ernors, an# >u#/es, an# all the inha'itants of the lan#, a'out nine hun#re# thousan# men, stoo# o))osite the furna1e to see "'ram. 8 "n# all the women an# little ones 1row#e# u)on the roofs an# towers to see what was #oin/ with "'ram, an# the0 all stoo# to/ether at a #istan1eA an# there was not a man left that #i# not 1ome on that #a0 to look u)on the s1ene. G "n# when "'ram was 1ome, the 1on>urors of the kin/ an# the sa/es saw "'ram, an# the0 1rie# out to the kin/, sa0in/, 7ur so%erei/n lor#, surel0 this is the man whom we know to ha%e 'een the 1hil# at whose 'irth the /reat star swallowe# the four stars, whi1h we #e1lare# to the kin/ now fift0 0ears sin1e. 10 "n# now his father has also trans/resse# 0our 1omman#s, an# mo1ke# 0ou '0 'rin/in/ 0ou another 1hil#, whi1h 0ou kille#. 11 "n# when the kin/ hear# their wor#s, he was e:1ee#in/l0 an/r0, an# he or#ere# erah to 'e 'rou/ht 'efore him. 1B "n# the kin/ sai#, 4a%e 0ou hear# what the 1on>urors ha%e s)oken? 6ow tell me trul0, how #i# 0ouA an# if 0ou will s)eak truth 0ou will 'e a1@uitte#. 13 "n# seein/ that the kin/8s an/er was so mu1h kin#le#, erah sai# to the kin/, ,0 lor# an# kin/, 0ou ha%e hear# the truth, an# what the sa/es ha%e s)oken is ri/ht. "n# the kin/ sai#, 4ow 1oul#st 0ou #o this thin/, to trans/ress m0 or#ers an# to /i%e me a 1hil# that 0ou #i# not father, an# to take %alue for him? 1C "n# erah answere# the kin/, Be1ause m0 ten#er feelin/s were e:1ite# for m0 son, at that time, an# I took a son of m0 han#mai#, an# I 'rou/ht him to the kin/. 1D "n# the kin/ sai# 3ho a#%ise# 0ou to this? ell me, #o not hi#e an0thin/ from me, an# then 0ou will not #ie. 1E "n# erah was /reatl0 terrifie# in the kin/8s )resen1e, an# he sai# to the kin/, It was 4aran m0 el#est son who a#%ise# me to thisA an# 4aran was in those #a0s that "'ram was 'orn, two an# thirt0 0ears ol#. 1F But 4aran #i# not a#%ise his father to an0thin/, for erah sai# this to the kin/ in or#er to #eli%er his soul from the kin/, for he feare# /reatl0A an# the kin/ sai# to erah, 4aran 0our son who a#%ise# 0ou to this shall #ie throu/h fire with "'ramA for the senten1e of #eath is u)on him for ha%in/ re'elle# a/ainst the kin/8s #esire in #oin/ this thin/.
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18 "n# 4aran at that time felt in1line# to follow the wa0s of "'ram, 'ut he ke)t it within himself. 1G "n# 4aran sai# in his heart, 6ow the kin/ has sei=e# "'ram 'e1ause of these thin/s whi1h "'ram #i#, an# it shall 1ome to )ass, that if "'ram )re%ail o%er the kin/ I will follow him, 'ut if the kin/ )re%ail I will /o after the kin/. B0 "n# when erah ha# s)oken this to the kin/ 1on1ernin/ 4aran his son, the kin/ or#ere# 4aran to 'e sei=e# with "'ram. B1 "n# the0 'rou/ht them 'oth, "'ram an# 4aran his 'rother, to 1ast them into the fireA an# all the inha'itants of the lan# an# the kin/8s ser%ants an# )rin1es an# all the women an# little ones were there, stan#in/ that #a0 o%er them. BB "n# the kin/8s ser%ants took "'ram an# his 'rother, an# the0 stri))e# them of all their 1lothes e:1e)tin/ their lower /arments whi1h were u)on them. B3 "n# the0 'oun# their han#s an# feet with linen 1or#s, an# the ser%ants of the kin/ lifte# them u) an# 1ast them 'oth into the furna1e. BC "n# the 9or# lo%e# "'ram an# he ha# 1om)assion o%er him, an# the 9or# 1ame #own an# #eli%ere# "'ram from the fire an# he was not 'urne#. BD But all the 1or#s with whi1h the0 'oun# him were 'urne#, while "'ram remaine# an# walke# a'out in the fire. BE "n# 4aran #ie# when the0 ha# 1ast him into the fire, an# he was 'urne# to ashes, for his heart was not )erfe1t with the 9or#A an# those men who 1ast him into the fire, the flame of the fire s)rea# o%er them, an# the0 were 'urne#, an# twel%e men of them #ie#. BF "n# "'ram walke# in the mi#st of the fire three #a0s an# three ni/hts, an# all the ser%ants of the kin/ saw him walkin/ in the fire, an# the0 1ame an# tol# the kin/, sa0in/, 3e ha%e seen "'ram walkin/ a'out in the mi#st of the fire, an# e%en the lower /arments whi1h are u)on him are not 'urne#, 'ut the 1or# with whi1h he was 'oun# is 'urne#. B8 "n# when the kin/ hear# their wor#s his heart fainte# an# he woul# not 'elie%e themA so he sent other faithful )rin1es to see this matter, an# the0 went an# saw it an# tol# it to the kin/A an# the kin/ rose to /o an# see it, an# he saw "'ram walkin/ to an# fro in the mi#st of the fire, an# he saw 4aran8s 'o#0 'urne#, an# the kin/ won#ere# /reatl0. BG "n# the kin/ or#ere# "'ram to 'e taken out from the fireA an# his ser%ants a))roa1he# to take him out an# the0 1oul# not, for the fire was roun# a'out an# the flame as1en#in/ towar# them from the furna1e. 30 "n# the kin/8s ser%ants fle# from it, an# the kin/ re'uke# them, sa0in/, ,ake haste an# 'rin/ "'ram out of the fire that 0ou shall not #ie. 31 "n# the ser%ants of the kin/ a/ain a))roa1he# to 'rin/ "'ram out, an# the flames 1ame u)on them an# 'urne# their fa1es so that ei/ht of them #ie#. 3B "n# when the kin/ saw that his ser%ants 1oul# not a))roa1h the fire for fear that the0 shoul# 'e 'urne#, the kin/ 1alle# to "'ram, 7 ser%ant of the -o# who is in hea%en, /o out from ami#st the fire an# 1ome here 'efore meA an# "'ram listene# to the %oi1e of the kin/, an# he went out from the fire an# 1ame an# stoo# 'efore the kin/. 33 "n# when "'ram 1ame out the kin/ an# all his ser%ants saw "'ram 1omin/ 'efore the kin/, with his lower /arments u)on him, for the0 were not 'urne#, 'ut the 1or# with whi1h he was 'oun# was 'urne#. 3C "n# the kin/ sai# to "'ram, 4ow is it that 0ou were not 'urne# in the fire? 3D "n# "'ram sai# to the kin/, he -o# of hea%en an# earth in whom I trust an# who has all in his )ower, he #eli%ere# me from the fire into whi1h 0ou 1ast me.
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3E "n# 4aran the 'rother of "'ram was 'urne# to ashes, an# the0 sou/ht for his 'o#0, an# the0 foun# it 1onsume#. 3F "n# 4aran was ei/ht0-two 0ears ol# when he #ie# in the fire of !as#im. "n# the kin/, )rin1es, an# inha'itants of the lan#, seein/ that "'ram was #eli%ere# from the fire, the0 1ame an# 'owe# #own to "'ram. 38 "n# "'ram sai# to them, 2o not 'ow #own to me, 'ut 'ow #own to the -o# of the worl# who ma#e 0ou, an# ser%e him, an# /o in his wa0s for it is he who #eli%ere# me from out of this fire, an# it is he who 1reate# the souls an# s)irits of all men, an# forme# man in his mother8s wom', an# 'rou/ht him out into the worl#, an# it is he who will #eli%er those who trust in him from all )ain. 3G "n# this thin/ seeme# %er0 won#erful in the e0es of the kin/ an# )rin1es, that "'ram was sa%e# from the fire an# that 4aran was 'urne#A an# the kin/ /a%e "'ram man0 )resents an# he /a%e him his two hea# ser%ants from the kin/8s houseA the name of one was 7ni an# the name of the other was $lie=er. C0 "n# all the kin/s, )rin1es an# ser%ants /a%e "'ram man0 /ifts of sil%er an# /ol# an# )earl, an# the kin/ an# his )rin1es sent him awa0, an# he went in )ea1e. C1 "n# "'ram went out from the kin/ in )ea1e, an# man0 of the kin/8s ser%ants followe# him, an# a'out three hun#re# men >oine# him. CB "n# "'ram returne# on that #a0 an# went to his father8s house, he an# the men that followe# him, an# "'ram ser%e# the 9or# his -o# all the #a0s of his life, an# he walke# in his wa0s an# followe# his law. C3 "n# from that #a0 forwar# "'ram in1line# the hearts of the sons of men to ser%e the 9or#. CC "n# at that time 6ahor an# "'ram took for themsel%es wi%es, the #au/hters of their 'rother 4aranA the wife of 6ahor was ,il1a an# the name of "'ram8s wife was Sarai. "n# Sarai, wife of "'ram, was 'arrenA she ha# no offs)rin/ in those #a0s. CD "n# at the e:)iration of two 0ears from "'ram8s /oin/ out of the fire, that is in the fift0se1on# 0ear of his life, kin/ 6imro# sat in Ba'el u)on the throne, an# the kin/ fell aslee) an# #reame# that he was stan#in/ with his troo)s an# hosts in a %alle0 o))osite the kin/8s furna1e. CE "n# he lifte# u) his e0es an# saw a man in the likeness of "'ram 1omin/ out from the furna1e, an# that he 1ame an# stoo# 'efore the kin/ with his #rawn swor#, an# then s)ran/ to the kin/ with his swor#, when the kin/ fle# from the man, for he was afrai#A an# while he was runnin/, the man threw an e// u)on the kin/8s hea#, an# the e// 'e1ame a /reat ri%er. CF "n# the kin/ #reame# that all his troo)s sank in that ri%er an# #ie#, an# the kin/ took fli/ht with three men who were 'efore him an# he es1a)e#. C8 "n# the kin/ looke# at these men an# the0 were 1lothe# in )rin1el0 #resses as the /arments of kin/s, an# ha# the a))earan1e an# ma>est0 of kin/s. CG "n# while the0 were runnin/, the ri%er a/ain turne# to an e// 'efore the kin/, an# there 1ame out from the e// a 0oun/ 'ir# whi1h 1ame 'efore the kin/, an# flew at his hea# an# )lu1ke# out the kin/8s e0e. D0 "n# the kin/ was /rie%e# at the si/ht, an# he awoke out of his slee) an# his s)irit was a/itate#A an# he felt a /reat terror. D1 "n# in the mornin/ the kin/ rose from his 1ou1h in fear, an# he or#ere# all the wise men an# ma/i1ians to 1ome 'efore him, when the kin/ relate# his #ream to them. DB "n# a wise ser%ant of the kin/, whose name was "nuki, answere# the kin/, sa0in/, his is nothin/ else 'ut the e%il of "'ram an# his see# whi1h will s)rin/ u) a/ainst m0 9or# an# kin/ in the latter #a0s.
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D3 "n# the #a0 will 1ome when "'ram an# his see# an# the 1hil#ren of his househol# will war with m0 kin/, an# the0 will strike all the kin/8s hosts an# his troo)s. DC "n# as to what 0ou ha%e sai# 1on1ernin/ three men whi1h 0ou saw like that of 0ourself, an# whi1h #i# es1a)e, this means that onl0 0ou will es1a)e with three kin/s from the kin/s of the earth who will 'e with 0ou in 'attle. DD "n# that whi1h 0ou saw of the ri%er whi1h turne# to an e// as at first, an# the 0oun/ 'ir# )lu1kin/ out 0our e0e, this means nothin/ else 'ut the see# of "'ram whi1h will sla0 the kin/ in latter #a0s. DE his is m0 kin/8s #ream, an# this is its inter)retation, an# the #ream is true, an# the inter)retation whi1h 0our ser%ant has /i%en 0ou is ri/ht. DF 6ow therefore m0 kin/, surel0 0ou know that it is now fift0-two 0ears sin1e 0our sa/es saw this at the 'irth of "'ram, an# if m0 kin/ will suffer "'ram to li%e in the earth it will 'e to the in>ur0 of m0 lor# an# kin/, for all the #a0s that "'ram li%es neither 0ou nor 0our kin/#om will 'e esta'lishe#, for this was known formerl0 at his 'irthA an# wh0 will m0 kin/ not sla0 him, that his e%il ma0 'e ke)t from 0ou in latter #a0s? D8 "n# 6imro# listene# to the %oi1e of "nuki, an# he sent some of his ser%ants in se1ret to /o an# sei=e "'ram, an# 'rin/ him 'efore the kin/ to suffer #eath. DG "n# $lie=er, "'ram8s ser%ant whom the kin/ ha# /i%en him, was at that time in the )resen1e of the kin/, an# he hear# what "nuki ha# a#%ise# the kin/, an# what the kin/ ha# sai# to 1ause "'ram8s #eath. E0 "n# $lie=er sai# to "'ram, 4urr0, rise u) an# sa%e 0our soul, that 0ou ma0 not #ie throu/h the han#s of the kin/, for in this manner #i# he see in a #ream 1on1ernin/ 0ou, an# in this manner "nuki inter)rete# it, an# in this manner also "nuki a#%ise# the kin/ 1on1ernin/ 0ou. E1 "n# "'ram listene# to the %oi1e of $lie=er, an# "'ram hurrie# an# ran for safet0 to the house of 6oah an# his son Shem, an# he 1on1eale# himself there an# foun# a )la1e of safet0A an# the kin/8s ser%ants 1ame to "'ram8s house to seek him, 'ut the0 1oul# not fin# him, an# the0 sear1he# throu/h out the 1ountr0 an# he was not to 'e foun#, an# the0 went an# sear1he# in e%er0 #ire1tion an# he was not to 'e met with. EB "n# when the kin/8s ser%ants 1oul# not fin# "'ram the0 returne# to the kin/, 'ut the kin/8s an/er a/ainst "'ram was stille#, as the0 #i# not fin# him, an# the kin/ #ro%e from his min# this matter 1on1ernin/ "'ram. E3 "n# "'ram was 1on1eale# in 6oah8s house for one month, until the kin/ ha# for/otten this matter, 'ut "'ram was still afrai# of the kin/A an# erah 1ame to see "'ram his son se1retl0 in the house of 6oah, an# erah was %er0 /reat in the e0es of the kin/. EC "n# "'ram sai# to his father, 2o 0ou not know that the kin/ thinks to sla0 me, an# to annihilate m0 name from the earth '0 the a#%i1e of his wi1ke# 1ounsellors? ED 6ow whom ha%e 0ou here an# what ha%e 0ou in this lan#? "rise, let us /o to/ether to the lan# of !anaan, that we ma0 'e #eli%ere# from his han#, for fear that 0ou )erish also throu/h him in the latter #a0s. EE 2o 0ou not know or ha%e 0ou not hear#, that it is not throu/h lo%e that 6imro# /i%es 0ou all this honor, 'ut it is onl0 for his 'enefit that he 'estows all this /oo# u)on 0ou? EF "n# if he #o for 0ou /reater /oo# than this, surel0 these are onl0 %anities of the worl#, for wealth an# ri1hes 1annot a%ail in the #a0 of wrath an# an/er. E8 6ow therefore listen to m0 %oi1e, an# let us arise an# /o to the lan# of !anaan, out of the rea1h of in>ur0 from 6imro#A an# ser%e 0ou the 9or# who 1reate# 0ou in the earth an# it will 'e well with 0ouA an# 1ast awa0 all the %ain thin/s whi1h 0ou )ursue.
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EG "n# "'ram 1ease# to s)eak, when 6oah an# his son Shem answere# erah, sa0in/, rue is the wor# whi1h "'ram has sai# to 0ou. F0 "n# erah listene# to the %oi1e of his son "'ram, an# erah #i# all that "'ram sai#, for this was from the 9or#, that the kin/ shoul# not 1ause "'ram8s #eath.

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1 "n# erah took his son "'ram an# his /ran#son 9ot, the son of 4aran, an# Sarai his #au/hterin-law, the wife of his son "'ram, an# all the souls of his househol# an# went with them from ;r !as#im to /o to the lan# of !anaan. "n# when the0 1ame as far as the lan# of 4aran the0 remaine# there, for it was e:1ee#in/l0 /oo# lan# for )asture, an# of suffi1ient e:tent for those who a11om)anie# them. B "n# the )eo)le of the lan# of 4aran saw that "'ram was /oo# an# u)ri/ht with -o# an# men, an# that the 9or# his -o# was with him, an# some of the )eo)le of the lan# of 4aran 1ame an# >oine# "'ram, an# he tau/ht them the instru1tion of the 9or# an# his wa0sA an# these men remaine# with "'ram in his house an# the0 a#here# to him. 3 "n# "'ram remaine# in the lan# three 0ears, an# at the e:)iration of three 0ears the 9or# a))eare# to "'ram an# sai# to himA I am the 9or# who 'rou/ht 0ou out from ;r !as#im, an# #eli%ere# 0ou from the han#s of all 0our enemies. C "n# now therefore if 0ou will listen to m0 %oi1e an# kee) m0 1omman#ments, m0 statutes an# m0 laws, then will I 1ause 0our enemies to fall 'efore 0ou, an# I will multi)l0 0our see# like the stars of hea%en, an# I will sen# m0 'lessin/ u)on all the works of 0our han#s, an# 0ou will la1k nothin/. D "rise now, take 0our wife an# all 'elon/in/ to 0ou an# /o to the lan# of !anaan an# remain there, an# I will there 'e for 0ou for a -o#, an# I will 'less 0ou. "n# "'ram rose an# took his wife an# all 'elon/in/ to him, an# he went to the lan# of !anaan as the 9or# ha# tol# himA an# "'ram was fift0 0ears ol# when he went from 4aran. E "n# "'ram 1ame to the lan# of !anaan an# #welt in the mi#st of the 1it0, an# he there )it1he# his tent amon/ the 1hil#ren of !anaan, inha'itants of the lan#. F "n# the 9or# a))eare# to "'ram when he 1ame to the lan# of !anaan, an# sai# to him, his is the lan# whi1h I /a%e to 0ou an# to 0our see# after 0ou fore%er, an# I will make 0our see# like the stars of hea%en, an# I will /i%e to 0our see# for an inheritan1e all the lan#s whi1h 0ou see. 8 "n# "'ram 'uilt an altar in the )la1e where -o# ha# s)oken to him, an# "'ram there 1alle# u)on the name of the 9or#. G "t that time, at the en# of three 0ears of "'ram8s #wellin/ in the lan# of !anaan, in that 0ear 6oah #ie#, whi1h was the fift0-ei/hth 0ear of the life of "'ramA an# all the #a0s that 6oah li%e# were nine hun#re# an# fift0 0ears an# he #ie#. 10 "n# "'ram #welt in the lan# of !anaan, he, his wife, an# all 'elon/in/ to him, an# all those that a11om)anie# him, to/ether with those that >oine# him from the )eo)le of the lan#A 'ut 6ahor, "'ram8s 'rother, an# erah his father, an# 9ot the son of 4aran an# all 'elon/in/ to them #welt in 4aran. 11 In the fifth 0ear of "'ram8s #wellin/ in the lan# of !anaan the )eo)le of So#om an# -omorrah an# all the 1ities of the )lain re%olte# from the )ower of !he#orlaomer, kin/ of $lamA for all the kin/s of the 1ities of the )lain ha# ser%e# !he#orlaomer for twel%e 0ears, an# /i%en him a 0earl0 ta:, 'ut in those #a0s in the thirteenth 0ear, the0 re'elle# a/ainst him. 1B "n# in the tenth 0ear of "'ram8s #wellin/ in the lan# of !anaan there was war 'etween
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6imro# kin/ of Shinar an# !he#orlaomer kin/ of $lam, an# 6imro# 1ame to fi/ht with !he#orlaomer an# to su'#ue him. 13 &or !he#orlaomer was at that time one of the )rin1es of the hosts of 6imro#, an# when all the )eo)le at the tower were #is)erse# an# those that remaine# were also s1attere# u)on the fa1e of the earth, !he#orlaomer went to the lan# of $lam an# rei/ne# o%er it an# re'elle# a/ainst his lor#. 1C "n# in those #a0s when 6imro# saw that the 1ities of the )lain ha# re'elle#, he 1ame with )ri#e an# an/er to war with !he#orlaomer, an# 6imro# assem'le# all his )rin1es an# su'>e1ts, a'out se%en hun#re# thousan# men, an# went a/ainst !he#orlaomer, an# !he#orlaomer went out to meet him with fi%e thousan# men, an# the0 )re)are# for 'attle in the %alle0 of Ba'el whi1h is 'etween $lam an# Shinar. 1D "n# all those kin/s fou/ht there, an# 6imro# an# his )eo)le were stri1ken 'efore the )eo)le of !he#orlaomer, an# there fell from 6imro#8s men a'out si: hun#re# thousan#, an# ,ar#on the kin/8s son fell amon/ them. 1E "n# 6imro# fle# an# returne# in shame an# #is/ra1e to his lan#, an# he was un#er su'>e1tion to !he#orlaomer for a lon/ time, an# !he#orlaomer returne# to his lan# an# sent )rin1es of his host to the kin/s that #welt aroun# him, to "rio1h kin/ of $lasar, an# to i#al kin/ of -o0im, an# ma#e a 1o%enant with them, an# the0 were all o'e#ient to his 1omman#s. 1F "n# it was in the fifteenth 0ear of "'ram8s #wellin/ in the lan# of !anaan, whi1h is the se%entieth 0ear of the life of "'ram, an# the 9or# a))eare# to "'ram in that 0ear an# he sai# to him, I am the 9or# who 'rou/ht 0ou out from ;r !as#im to /i%e 0ou this lan# for an inheritan1e. 18 6ow therefore walk 'efore me an# 'e )erfe1t an# kee) m0 1omman#s, for to 0ou an# to 0our see# I will /i%e this lan# for an inheritan1e, from the ri%er ,it=raim to the /reat ri%er $u)hrates. 1G "n# 0ou will 1ome to 0our fathers in )ea1e an# in /oo# a/e, an# the fourth /eneration shall return here in this lan# an# shall inherit it fore%erA an# "'ram 'uilt an altar, an# he 1alle# u)on the name of the 9or# who a))eare# to him, an# he 'rou/ht u) sa1rifi1es u)on the altar to the 9or#. B0 "t that time "'ram returne# an# went to 4aran to see his father an# mother, an# his father8s househol#, an# "'ram an# his wife an# all 'elon/in/ to him returne# to 4aran, an# "'ram #welt in 4aran fi%e 0ears. B1 "n# man0 of the )eo)le of 4aran, a'out se%ent0-two men, followe# "'ram an# "'ram tau/ht them the instru1tion of the 9or# an# his wa0s, an# he tau/ht them to know the 9or#. BB In those #a0s the 9or# a))eare# to "'ram in 4aran, an# he sai# to him, I s)oke to 0ou these twent0 0ears 'a1k sa0in/, B3 -o out from 0our lan#, from 0our 'irth-)la1e an# from 0our father8s house, to the lan# whi1h I ha%e shown 0ou to /i%e it to 0ou an# to 0our 1hil#ren, for there in that lan# will I 'less 0ou, an# make 0ou a /reat nation, an# make 0our name /reat, an# in 0ou shall the families of the earth 'e 'lesse#. BC 6ow therefore arise, /o out from this )la1e, 0ou, 0our wife, an# all 'elon/in/ to 0ou, also e%er0 one 'orn in 0our house an# all the souls 0ou ha%e ma#e in 4aran, an# 'rin/ them out with 0ou from here, an# rise to return to the lan# of !anaan. BD "n# "'ram arose an# took his wife Sarai an# all 'elon/in/ to him an# all that were 'orn to him in his house an# the souls whi1h the0 ha# ma#e in 4aran, an# the0 1ame out to /o to the lan# of !anaan. BE "n# "'ram went an# returne# to the lan# of !anaan, a11or#in/ to the wor# of the 9or#. "n#
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9ot the son of his 'rother 4aran went with him, an# "'ram was se%ent0-fi%e 0ears ol# when he went out from 4aran to return to the lan# of !anaan. BF "n# he 1ame to the lan# of !anaan a11or#in/ to the wor# of the 9or# to "'ram, an# he )it1he# his tent an# he #welt in the )lain of ,amre, an# with him was 9ot his 'rother8s son, an# all 'elon/in/ to him. B8 "n# the 9or# a/ain a))eare# to "'ram an# sai#, o 0our see# will I /i%e this lan#A an# he there 'uilt an altar to the 9or# who a))eare# to him, whi1h is still to this #a0 in the )lains of ,amre.

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1 In those #a0s there was in the lan# of Shinar a wise man who ha# un#erstan#in/ in all wis#om, an# of a 'eautiful a))earan1e, 'ut he was )oor an# in#i/entA his name was +ika0on an# he was har# set to su))ort himself. B "n# he resol%e# to /o to $/0)t, to 7swiris the son of "nom kin/ of $/0)t, to show the kin/ his wis#omA for )erha)s he mi/ht fin# /ra1e in his si/ht, to raise him u) an# /i%e him maintenan1eA an# +ika0on #i# so. 3 "n# when +ika0on 1ame to $/0)t he aske# the inha'itants of $/0)t 1on1ernin/ the kin/, an# the inha'itants of $/0)t tol# him the 1ustom of the kin/ of $/0)t, for it was then the 1ustom of the kin/ of $/0)t that he went from his ro0al )ala1e an# was seen a'roa# onl0 one #a0 in the 0ear, an# after that the kin/ woul# return to his )ala1e to remain there. C "n# on the #a0 when the kin/ went out he )asse# >u#/ment in the lan#, an# e%er0 one ha%in/ a suit 1ame 'efore the kin/ that #a0 to o'tain his re@uest. D "n# when +ika0on hear# of the 1ustom in $/0)t an# that he 1oul# not 1ome into the )resen1e of the kin/, he /rie%e# /reatl0 an# was %er0 sorrowful. E "n# in the e%enin/ +ika0on went out an# foun# a house in ruins, formerl0 a 'ake house in $/0)t, an# he a'o#e there all ni/ht in 'itterness of soul an# )in1he# with hun/er, an# slee) was remo%e# from his e0es. F "n# +ika0on 1onsi#ere# within himself what he shoul# #o in the town until the kin/ ma#e his a))earan1e, an# how he mi/ht maintain himself there. 8 "n# he rose in the mornin/ an# walke# a'out, an# met in his wa0 those who sol# %e/eta'les an# %arious sorts of see# with whi1h the0 su))lie# the inha'itants. G "n# +ika0on wishe# to #o the same in or#er to /et a maintenan1e in the 1it0, 'ut he was una1@uainte# with the 1ustom of the )eo)le, an# he was like a 'lin# man amon/ them. 10 "n# he went an# o'taine# %e/eta'les to sell them for his su))ort, an# the ra''le assem'le# a'out him an# ri#i1ule# him, an# took his %e/eta'les from him an# left him nothin/. 11 "n# he rose u) from there in 'itterness of soul, an# went si/hin/ to the 'ake house in whi1h he ha# remaine# all the ni/ht 'efore, an# he sle)t there the se1on# ni/ht. 1B "n# on that ni/ht a/ain he reasone# within himself how he 1oul# sa%e himself from star%ation, an# he #e%ise# a s1heme how to a1t. 13 "n# he rose u) in the mornin/ an# a1te# in/eniousl0, an# went an# hire# thirt0 stron/ men of the ra''le, 1arr0in/ their war instruments in their han#s, an# he le# them to the to) of the $/0)tian se)ul1hre, an# he )la1e# them there. 1C "n# he 1omman#e# them, sa0in/, In this manner sa0s the kin/, Stren/then 0oursel%es an# 'e %aliant men, an# let no man 'e 'urie# here until two hun#re# )ie1es of sil%er 'e /i%en, an# then he ma0 'e 'urie#A an# those men #i# a11or#in/ to the or#er of +ika0on to the )eo)le of $/0)t
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the whole of that 0ear. 1D "n# in ei/ht months time +ika0on an# his men /athere# /reat ri1hes of sil%er an# /ol#, an# +ika0on took a /reat @uantit0 of horses an# other animals, an# he hire# more men, an# he /a%e them horses an# the0 remaine# with him. 1E "n# when the 0ear 1ame roun#, at the time the kin/ went out into the town, all the inha'itants of $/0)t assem'le# to/ether to s)eak to him 1on1ernin/ the work of +ika0on an# his men. 1F "n# the kin/ went out on the a))ointe# #a0, an# all the $/0)tians 1ame 'efore him an# 1rie# to him, sa0in/, 18 ,a0 the kin/ li%e fore%er. 3hat is this thin/ 0ou #oes in the town to 0our ser%ants, not to suffer a #ea# 'o#0 to 'e 'urie# until so mu1h sil%er an# /ol# 'e /i%en? 3as there e%er the like to this #one in the whole earth, from the #a0s of former kin/s 0ea e%en from the #a0s of "#am, to this #a0, that the #ea# shoul# not 'e 'urie# onl0 for a set )ri1e? 1G 3e know it to 'e the 1ustom of kin/s to take a 0earl0 ta: from the li%in/, 'ut 0ou #o not onl0 #o this, 'ut from the #ea# also 0ou e:a1ts a ta: #a0 '0 #a0. B0 6ow, 7 kin/, we 1an no more 'ear this, for the whole 1it0 is ruine# on this a11ount, an# #o 0ou not know it? B1 "n# when the kin/ hear# all that the0 ha# s)oken he was %er0 an/r0, an# his an/er 'urne# within him at this affair, for he ha# known nothin/ of it. BB "n# the kin/ sai#, 3ho an# where is he that #ares to #o this wi1ke# thin/ in m0 lan# without m0 1omman#? Surel0 0ou will tell me. B3 "n# the0 tol# him all the works of +ika0on an# his men, an# the kin/8s an/er was arouse#, an# he or#ere# +ika0on an# his men to 'e 'rou/ht 'efore him. BC "n# +ika0on took a'out a thousan# 1hil#ren, sons an# #au/hters, an# 1lothe# them in silk an# em'roi#er0, an# he set them u)on horses an# sent them to the kin/ '0 means of his men, an# he also took a /reat @uantit0 of sil%er an# /ol# an# )re1ious stones, an# a stron/ an# 'eautiful horse, as a )resent for the kin/, with whi1h he 1ame 'efore the kin/ an# 'owe# #own to the earth 'efore himA an# the kin/, his ser%ants an# all the inha'itants of $/0)t won#ere# at the work of +ika0on, an# the0 saw his ri1hes an# the )resent that he ha# 'rou/ht to the kin/. BD "n# it /reatl0 )lease# the kin/ an# he won#ere# at itA an# when +ika0on sat 'efore him the kin/ aske# him 1on1ernin/ all his works, an# +ika0on s)oke all his wor#s wisel0 'efore the kin/, his ser%ants an# all the inha'itants of $/0)t. BE "n# when the kin/ hear# the wor#s of +ika0on an# his wis#om, +ika0on foun# /ra1e in his si/ht, an# he met with /ra1e an# kin#ness from all the ser%ants of the kin/ an# from all the inha'itants of $/0)t, 'e1ause of his wis#om an# e:1ellent s)ee1hes, an# from that time the0 lo%e# him e:1ee#in/l0. BF "n# the kin/ answere# an# sai# to +ika0on, 5our name shall no more 'e 1alle# +ika0on 'ut .haraoh shall 'e 0our name, sin1e 0ou e:a1te# a ta: from the #ea#A an# he 1alle# his name .haraoh. B8 "n# the kin/ an# his su'>e1ts lo%e# +ika0on for his wis#om, an# the0 1onsulte# with all the inha'itants of $/0)t to make him )refe1t un#er the kin/. BG "n# all the inha'itants of $/0)t an# its wise men #i# so, an# it was ma#e a law in $/0)t. 30 "n# the0 ma#e +ika0on .haraoh )refe1t un#er 7swiris kin/ of $/0)t, an# +ika0on .haraoh /o%erne# o%er $/0)t, #ail0 a#ministerin/ >usti1e to the whole 1it0, 'ut 7swiris the kin/ woul# >u#/e the )eo)le of the lan# one #a0 in the 0ear, when he went out to make his a))earan1e. 31 "n# +ika0on .haraoh 1unnin/l0 usur)e# the /o%ernment of $/0)t, an# he e:a1te# a ta: from all the inha'itants of $/0)t.
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3B "n# all the inha'itants of $/0)t /reatl0 lo%e# +ika0on .haraoh, an# the0 ma#e a #e1ree to 1all e%er0 kin/ that shoul# rei/n o%er them an# their see# in $/0)t, .haraoh. 33 herefore all the kin/s that rei/ne# in $/0)t from that time forwar# were 1alle# .haraoh to this #a0.

%HA$TER 1,
1 "n# in that 0ear there was a hea%0 famine throu/hout the lan# of !anaan, an# the inha'itants of the lan# 1oul# not remain 'e1ause of the famine for it was %er0 /rie%ous. B "n# "'ram an# all 'elon/in/ to him rose an# went #own to $/0)t 'e1ause of the famine, an# when the0 were at the 'rook ,it=raim the0 remaine# there some time to rest from the fati/ue of the roa#. 3 "n# "'ram an# Sarai were walkin/ at the 'or#er of the 'rook ,it=raim, an# "'ram looke# u)on his wife Sarai that she was %er0 'eautiful. C "n# "'ram sai# to his wife Sarai, Sin1e -o# has 1reate# 0ou with su1h a 'eautiful 1ountenan1e, I am afrai# of the $/0)tians for fear that the0 shoul# sla0 me an# take 0ou awa0, for the fear of -o# is not in these )la1es. D Surel0 then 0ou will #o this, Sa0 0ou are m0 sister to all that ma0 ask 0ou, in or#er that it ma0 'e well with me, an# that we ma0 li%e an# not 'e )ut to #eath. E "n# "'ram 1omman#e# the same to all those that 1ame with him to $/0)t 'e1ause of the famineA also his ne)hew 9ot he 1omman#e#, sa0in/, If the $/0)tians ask 0ou 1on1ernin/ Sarai sa0 she is the sister of "'ram. F "n# 0et with all these or#ers "'ram #i# not )ut 1onfi#en1e in them, 'ut he took Sarai an# )la1e# her in a 1hest an# 1on1eale# it amon/ their %essels, for "'ram was /reatl0 1on1erne# a'out Sarai 'e1ause of the wi1ke#ness of the $/0)tians. 8 "n# "'ram an# all 'elon/in/ to him rose u) from the 'rook ,it=raim an# 1ame to $/0)tA an# the0 ha# s1ar1el0 entere# the /ates of the 1it0 when the /uar#s stoo# u) to them sa0in/, -i%e tithe to the kin/ from what 0ou ha%e, an# then 0ou ma0 1ome into the townA an# "'ram an# those that were with him #i# so. G "n# "'ram with the )eo)le that were with him 1ame to $/0)t, an# when the0 1ame the0 'rou/ht the 1hest in whi1h Sarai was 1on1eale# an# the $/0)tians saw the 1hest. 10 "n# the kin/8s ser%ants a))roa1he# "'ram, sa0in/, 3hat ha%e 0ou here in this 1hest whi1h we ha%e not seen? 6ow o)en 0ou the 1hest an# /i%e tithe to the kin/ of all that it 1ontains. 11 "n# "'ram sai#, his 1hest I will not o)en, 'ut all 0ou #eman# u)on it I will /i%e. "n# .haraoh8s offi1ers answere# "'ram, sa0in/, It is a 1hest of )re1ious stones, /i%e us the tenth of it. 1B "'ram sai#, "ll that 0ou #esire I will /i%e, 'ut 0ou must not o)en the 1hest. 13 "n# the kin/8s offi1ers )resse# "'ram, an# the0 rea1he# the 1hest an# o)ene# it with for1e, an# the0 saw, an# a 'eautiful woman was in the 1hest. 1C "n# when the offi1ers of the kin/ looke# u)on Sarai the0 were stru1k with a#miration at her 'eaut0, an# all the )rin1es an# ser%ants of .haraoh assem'le# to see Sarai, for she was %er0 'eautiful. "n# the kin/8s offi1ers ran an# tol# .haraoh all that the0 ha# seen, an# the0 )raise# Sarai to the kin/A an# .haraoh or#ere# her to 'e 'rou/ht, an# the woman 1ame 'efore the kin/. 1D "n# .haraoh looke# u)on Sarai an# she )lease# him e:1ee#in/l0, an# he was stru1k with her 'eaut0, an# the kin/ re>oi1e# /reatl0 on her a11ount, an# ma#e )resents to those who 'rou/ht him the ti#in/s 1on1ernin/ her.
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1E "n# the woman was then 'rou/ht to .haraoh8s house, an# "'ram /rie%e# 'e1ause of his wife, an# he )ra0e# to the 9or# to #eli%er her from the han#s of .haraoh. 1F "n# Sarai also )ra0e# at that time an# sai#, 7 9or# -o# 0ou tol# m0 9or# "'ram to /o from his lan# an# from his father8s house to the lan# of !anaan, an# 0ou )romise# to #o well with him if he woul# )erform 0our 1omman#sA now we ha%e #one that whi1h 0ou 1omman#e# us, an# we left our lan# an# our families, an# we went to a stran/e lan# an# to a )eo)le whom we ha%e not known 'efore. 18 "n# we 1ame to this lan# to a%oi# the famine, an# this e%il a11i#ent has ha))ene# to meA now therefore, 7 9or# -o#, #eli%er us an# sa%e us from the han# of this o))ressor, an# #o well with me for the sake of 0our mer10. 1G "n# the 9or# listene# to the %oi1e of Sarai, an# the 9or# sent an an/el to #eli%er Sarai from the )ower of .haraoh. B0 "n# the kin/ 1ame an# sat 'efore Sarai an# an an/el of the 9or# was stan#in/ o%er them, an# he a))eare# to Sarai an# sai# to her, 2o not fear, for the 9or# has hear# 0our )ra0er. B1 "n# the kin/ a))roa1he# Sarai an# sai# to her, 3hat is that man to 0ou who 'rou/ht 0ou here? an# she sai#, 4e is m0 'rother. BB "n# the kin/ sai#, It is in1um'ent u)on us to make him /reat, to ele%ate him an# to #o to him all the /oo# whi1h 0ou will 1omman# usA an# at that time the kin/ sent to "'ram sil%er an# /ol# an# )re1ious stones in a'un#an1e, to/ether with 1attle, men ser%ants an# mai# ser%antsA an# the kin/ or#ere# "'ram to 'e 'rou/ht, an# he sat in the 1ourt of the kin/8s house, an# the kin/ /reatl0 e:alte# "'ram on that ni/ht. B3 "n# the kin/ a))roa1he# to s)eak to Sarai, an# he rea1he# out his han# to tou1h her, when the an/el stru1k him hea%il0, an# he was terrifie# an# he refraine# from rea1hin/ to her. BC "n# when the kin/ 1ame near to Sarai, the an/el stru1k him to the /roun#, an# a1te# in this manner to him the whole ni/ht, an# the kin/ was terrifie#. BD "n# the an/el on that ni/ht stru1k hea%il0 all the ser%ants of the kin/, an# his whole househol#, 'e1ause of Sarai, an# there was a /reat lamentation that ni/ht amon/ the )eo)le of .haraoh8s house. BE "n# .haraoh, seein/ the e%il that ha))ene# to him, sai#, Surel0 'e1ause this woman has this thin/ ha))ene# to me, an# he remo%e# himself at some #istan1e from her an# s)oke )leasin/ wor#s to her. BF "n# the kin/ sai# to Sarai, ell me I )ra0 to 0ou 1on1ernin/ the man with whom 0ou 1ame hereA an# Sarai sai#, his man is m0 hus'an#, an# I sai# to 0ou that he was m0 'rother for I was afrai#, for fear that 0ou shoul# )ut him to #eath throu/h wi1ke#ness. B8 "n# the kin/ ke)t awa0 from Sarai, an# the )la/ues of the an/el of the 9or# 1ease# from him an# his househol#A an# .haraoh knew that he was stri1ken 'e1ause of Sarai, an# the kin/ was /reatl0 astonishe# at this. BG "n# in the mornin/ the kin/ 1alle# for "'ram an# sai# to him, 3hat is this 0ou ha%e #one to me? 3h0 #i# 0ou sa0, She is m0 sister, owin/ to whi1h I took her for me for a wife, an# this hea%0 )la/ue has therefore 1ome u)on me an# m0 househol#. 30 6ow therefore here is 0our wife, take her an# /o from our lan# for fear that we all #ie on her a11ount. "n# .haraoh took more 1attle, men ser%ants an# mai# ser%ants, an# sil%er an# /ol#, to /i%e to "'ram, an# he returne# to him Sarai his wife. 31 "n# the kin/ took a mai#en whom he fathere# '0 his 1on1u'ines, an# he /a%e her to Sarai for a han#mai#. 3B "n# the kin/ sai# to his #au/hter, It is 'etter for 0ou m0 #au/hter to 'e a han#mai# in this
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man8s house than to 'e mistress in m0 house, after we ha%e looke# u)on the e%il that ha))ene# to us 'e1ause of this woman. 33 "n# "'ram arose, an# he an# all 'elon/in/ to him went awa0 from $/0)tA an# .haraoh or#ere# some of his men to a11om)an0 him an# all that went with him. 3C "n# "'ram returne# to the lan# of !anaan, to the )la1e where he ha# ma#e the altar, where he at first ha# )it1he# his tent. 3D "n# 9ot the son of 4aran, "'ram8s 'rother, ha# a hea%0 sto1k of 1attle, flo1ks an# her#s an# tents, for the 9or# was 'ountiful to them 'e1ause of "'ram. 3E "n# when "'ram was #wellin/ in the lan# the her#smen of 9ot @uarrelle# with the her#smen of "'ram, for their )ro)ert0 was too /reat for them to remain to/ether in the lan#, an# the lan# 1oul# not 'ear them 'e1ause of their 1attle. 3F "n# when "'ram8s her#smen went to fee# their flo1k the0 woul# not /o into the fiel#s of the )eo)le of the lan#, 'ut the 1attle of 9ot8s her#smen #i# otherwise, for the0 were suffere# to fee# in the fiel#s of the )eo)le of the lan#. 38 "n# the )eo)le of the lan# saw this o11urren1e #ail0, an# the0 1ame to "'ram an# @uarrelle# with him 'e1ause of 9ot8s her#smen. 3G "n# "'ram sai# to 9ot, 3hat is this 0ou are #oin/ to me, to make me #es)i1a'le to the inha'itants of the lan#, that 0ou or#er 0our her#sman to fee# 0our 1attle in the fiel#s of other )eo)le? 2o 0ou not know that I am a stran/er in this lan# amon/ the 1hil#ren of !anaan, an# wh0 will 0ou #o this to me? C0 "n# "'ram @uarrelle# #ail0 with 9ot 'e1ause of this, 'ut 9ot woul# not listen to "'ram, an# he 1ontinue# to #o the same an# the inha'itants of the lan# 1ame an# tol# "'ram. C1 "n# "'ram sai# to 9ot, 4ow lon/ will 0ou 'e to me for a stum'lin/ 'lo1k with the inha'itants of the lan#? 6ow I 'e/ 0ou let there 'e no more @uarrellin/ 'etween us, for we are kinsmen. CB But I )ra0 to 0ou, se)arate from me, /o an# 1hoose a )la1e where 0ou ma0 #well with 0our 1attle an# all 'elon/in/ to 0ou, 'ut (ee) 0ourself at a #istan1e from me, 0ou an# 0our househol#. C3 "n# #o not 'e afrai# in /oin/ from me, for if an0 one #o an in>ur0 to 0ou, let me know an# I will a%en/e 0our 1ause from him, onl0 remo%e from me. CC "n# when "'ram ha# s)oken all these wor#s to 9ot, then 9ot arose an# lifte# u) his e0es towar# the )lain of Jor#an. CD "n# he saw that the whole of this )la1e was well watere#, an# /oo# for man as well as affor#in/ )asture for the 1attle. CE "n# 9ot went from "'ram to that )la1e, an# he there )it1he# his tent an# he #welt in So#om, an# the0 were se)arate# from ea1h other. CF "n# "'ram #welt in the )lain of ,amre, whi1h is in 4e'ron, an# he )it1he# his tent there, an# "'ram remaine# in that )la1e man0 0ears.

%HA$TER 11 "t that time !he#orlaomer kin/ of $lam sent to all the nei/h'orin/ kin/s, to 6imro#, kin/ of Shinar who was then un#er his )ower, an# to i#al, kin/ of -o0im, an# to "rio1h, kin/ of $lasar, with whom he ma#e a 1o%enant, sa0in/, !ome u) to me an# assist me, that we ma0 strike all the towns of So#om an# its inha'itants, for the0 ha%e re'elle# a/ainst me these thirteen 0ears.

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B "n# these four kin/s went u) with all their 1am)s, a'out ei/ht hun#re# thousan# men, an# the0 went as the0 were, an# stru1k e%er0 man the0 foun# in their roa#. 3 "n# the fi%e kin/s of So#om an# -omorrah, Shina' kin/ of "#mah, Sheme'er kin/ of ?e'o0im, Bera kin/ of So#om, Bersha kin/ of -omorrah, an# Bela kin/ of ?oar, went out to meet them, an# the0 all >oine# to/ether in the %alle0 of Si##im. C "n# these nine kin/s ma#e war in the %alle0 of Si##imA an# the kin/s of So#om an# -omorrah were stri1ken 'efore the kin/s of $lam. D "n# the %alle0 of Si##im was full of lime )its an# the kin/s of $lam )ursue# the kin/s of So#om, an# the kin/s of So#om with their 1am)s fle# an# fell into the lime )its, an# all that remaine# went to the mountain for safet0, an# the fi%e kin/s of $lam 1ame after them an# )ursue# them to the /ates of So#om, an# the0 took all that there was in So#om. E "n# the0 )lun#ere# all the 1ities of So#om an# -omorrah, an# the0 also took 9ot, "'ram8s 'rother8s son, an# his )ro)ert0, an# the0 sei=e# all the /oo#s of the 1ities of So#om, an# the0 went awa0A an# ;ni1, "'ram8s ser%ant, who was in the 'attle, saw this, an# tol# "'ram all that the kin/s ha# #one to the 1ities of So#om, an# that 9ot was taken 1a)ti%e '0 them. F "n# "'ram hear# this, an# he rose u) with a'out three hun#re# an# ei/hteen men that were with him, an# he that ni/ht )ursue# these kin/s an# stru1k them, an# the0 all fell 'efore "'ram an# his men, an# there was none remainin/ 'ut the four kin/s who fle#, an# the0 went ea1h his own roa#. 8 "n# "'ram re1o%ere# all the )ro)ert0 of So#om, an# he also re1o%ere# 9ot an# his )ro)ert0, his wi%es an# little ones an# all 'elon/in/ to him, so that 9ot la1ke# nothin/. G "n# when he returne# from strikin/ these kin/s, he an# his men )asse# the %alle0 of Si##im where the kin/s ha# ma#e war to/ether. 10 "n# Bera kin/ of So#om, an# the rest of his men that were with him, went out from the lime )its into whi1h the0 ha# fallen, to meet "'ram an# his men. 11 "n# "#oni=e#ek kin/ of Jerusalem, the same was Shem, went out with his men to meet "'ram an# his )eo)le, with 'rea# an# wine, an# the0 remaine# to/ether in the %alle0 of ,ele1h. 1B "n# "#oni=e#ek 'lesse# "'ram, an# "'ram /a%e him a tenth from all that he ha# 'rou/ht from the s)oil of his enemies, for "#oni=e#ek was a )riest 'efore -o#. 13 "n# all the kin/s of So#om an# -omorrah who were there, with their ser%ants, a))roa1he# "'ram an# 'e//e# of him to return them their ser%ants whom he ha# ma#e 1a)ti%e, an# to take for himself all the )ro)ert0. 1C "n# "'ram answere# the kin/s of So#om, sa0in/, "s the 9or# li%es who 1reate# hea%en an# earth, an# who re#eeme# m0 soul from all affli1tion, an# who #eli%ere# me this #a0 from m0 enemies, an# /a%e them into m0 han#, I will not take an0thin/ 'elon/in/ to 0ou, that 0ou ma0 not 'oast tomorrow, sa0in/, "'ram 'e1ame ri1h from our )ro)ert0 that he sa%e#. 1D &or the 9or# m0 -o# in whom I trust sai# to me, 0ou will la1k nothin/, for I will 'less 0ou in all the works of 0our han#s. 1E "n# now therefore, here is all 'elon/in/ to 0ou, take it an# /oA as the 9or# li%es I will not take from 0ou from a li%in/ soul #own to a shoetie or threa#, e:1e)tin/ the e:)ense of the foo# of those who went out with me to 'attle, as also the )ortions of the men who went with me, "nar, "sh1ol, an# ,amre, the0 an# their men, as well as those also who ha# remaine# to wat1h the 'a//a/e, the0 shall take their )ortion of the s)oil. 1F "n# the kin/s of So#om /a%e "'ram a11or#in/ to all that he ha# sai#, an# the0 )resse# him to take of whate%er he 1hose, 'ut he woul# not. 18 "n# he sent awa0 the kin/s of So#om an# the remain#er of their men, an# he /a%e them
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or#ers a'out 9ot, an# the0 went to their res)e1ti%e )la1es. 1G "n# 9ot, his 'rother8s son, he also sent awa0 with his )ro)ert0, an# he went with them, an# 9ot returne# to his home, to So#om, an# "'ram an# his )eo)le returne# to their home to the )lains of ,amre, whi1h is in 4e'ron. B0 "t that time the 9or# a/ain a))eare# to "'ram in 4e'ron, an# he sai# to him, 2o not fear, 0our rewar# is %er0 /reat 'efore me, for I will not lea%e 0ou, until I shall ha%e multi)lie# 0ou, an# 'lesse# 0ou an# ma#e 0our see# like the stars in hea%en, whi1h 1annot 'e measure# nor num'ere#. B1 "n# I will /i%e to 0our see# all these lan#s that 0ou see with 0our e0es, to them will I /i%e them for an inheritan1e fore%er, onl0 'e stron/ an# #o not fear, walk 'efore me an# 'e )erfe1t. BB "n# in the se%ent0-ei/hth 0ear of the life of "'ram, in that 0ear #ie# +eu, the son of .ele/, an# all the #a0s of +eu were two hun#re# an# thirt0-nine 0ears, an# he #ie#. B3 "n# Sarai, the #au/hter of 4aran, "'ram8s wife, was still 'arren in those #a0sA she #i# not 'ear to "'ram either son or #au/hter. BC "n# when she saw that she 'ore no 1hil#ren she took her han#mai# 4a/ar, whom .haraoh ha# /i%en her, an# she /a%e her to "'ram her hus'an# for a wife. BD &or 4a/ar learne# all the wa0s of Sarai as Sarai tau/ht her, she was not in an0 wa0 #efi1ient in followin/ her /oo# wa0s. BE "n# Sarai sai# to "'ram, here is m0 han#mai# 4a/ar, /o to her that she ma0 'rin/ out u)on m0 knees, that I ma0 also o'tain 1hil#ren throu/h her. BF "n# at the en# of ten 0ears of "'ram8s #wellin/ in the lan# of !anaan, whi1h is the ei/ht0fifth 0ear of "'ram8s life, Sarai /a%e 4a/ar to him. B8 "n# "'ram listene# to the %oi1e of his wife Sarai, an# he took his han#mai# 4a/ar an# "'ram 1ame to her an# she 1on1ei%e#. BG "n# when 4a/ar saw that she ha# 1on1ei%e# she re>oi1e# /reatl0, an# her mistress was #es)ise# in her e0es, an# she sai# within herself, his 1an onl0 'e that I am 'etter 'efore -o# than Sarai m0 mistress, for all the #a0s that m0 mistress has 'een with m0 lor#, she #i# not 1on1ei%e, 'ut me the 9or# has 1ause# in so short a time to 1on1ei%e '0 him. 30 "n# when Sarai saw that 4a/ar ha# 1on1ei%e# '0 "'ram, Sarai was >ealous of her han#mai#, an# Sarai sai# within herself, his is surel0 nothin/ else 'ut that she must 'e 'etter than I am. 31 "n# Sarai sai# to "'ram, ,0 wron/ 'e u)on 0ou, for at the time when 0ou )ra0e# 'efore the 9or# for 1hil#ren wh0 #i# 0ou not )ra0 on m0 a11ount, that the 9or# shoul# /i%e me see# from 0ou? 3B "n# when I s)eak to 4a/ar in 0our )resen1e, she #es)ises m0 wor#s, 'e1ause she has 1on1ei%e#, an# 0ou will sa0 nothin/ to herA ma0 the 9or# >u#/e 'etween me an# 0ou for what 0ou ha%e #one to me. 33 "n# "'ram sai# to Sarai, 0our han#mai# is in 0our han#, #o to her as it ma0 seem /oo# in 0our e0esA an# Sarai affli1te# her, an# 4a/ar fle# from her to the wil#erness. 3C "n# an an/el of the 9or# foun# her in the )la1e where she ha# fle#, '0 a well, an# he sai# to her, 2o not fear, for I will multi)l0 0our see#, for 0ou will 'ear a son an# 0ou will 1all his name IshmaelA now then return to Sarai 0our mistress, an# su'mit 0ourself un#er her han#s. 3D "n# 4a/ar 1alle# the )la1e of that well Beer-lahai-roi, it is 'etween (a#esh an# the wil#erness of Bere#. 3E "n# 4a/ar at that time returne# to her master8s house, an# at the en# of #a0s 4a/ar 'ore a son to "'ram, an# "'ram 1alle# his name IshmaelA an# "'ram was ei/ht0-si: 0ears ol# when he fathere# him.
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%HA$TER 1)
1 "n# in those #a0s, in the ninet0-first 0ear of the life of "'ram, the 1hil#ren of !hittim ma#e war with the 1hil#ren of u'al, for when the 9or# ha# s1attere# the sons of men u)on the fa1e of the earth, the 1hil#ren of !hittim went an# em'o#ie# themsel%es in the )lain of !ano)ia, an# the0 'uilt themsel%es 1ities there an# #welt '0 the ri%er i'reu. B "n# the 1hil#ren of u'al #welt in us1anah, an# their 'oun#aries rea1he# the ri%er i'reu, an# the 1hil#ren of u'al 'uilt a 1it0 in us1anan, an# the0 1alle# the name Sa'inah, after the name of Sa'inah son of u'al their father, an# the0 #welt there to this #a0. 3 "n# it was at that time the 1hil#ren of !hittim ma#e war with the 1hil#ren of u'al, an# the 1hil#ren of u'al were stri1ken 'efore the 1hil#ren of !hittim, an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim 1ause# three hun#re# an# se%ent0 men to fall from the 1hil#ren of u'al. C "n# at that time the 1hil#ren of u'al swore to the 1hil#ren of !hittim, sa0in/, 5ou shall not intermarr0 amon/ us, an# no man shall /i%e his #au/hter to an0 of the sons of !hittim. D &or all the #au/hters of u'al were in those #a0s fair, for no women were then foun# in the whole earth so fair as the #au/hters of u'al. E "n# all who #eli/hte# in the 'eaut0 of women went to the #au/hters of u'al an# took wi%es from them, an# the sons of men, kin/s an# )rin1es, who /reatl0 #eli/hte# in the 'eaut0 of women, took wi%es in those #a0s from the #au/hters of u'al. F "n# at the en# of three 0ears after the 1hil#ren of u'al ha# sworn to the 1hil#ren of !hittim not to /i%e them their #au/hters for wi%es, a'out twent0 men of the 1hil#ren of !hittim went to take some of the #au/hters of u'al, 'ut the0 foun# none. 8 &or the 1hil#ren of u'al ke)t their oaths not to intermarr0 with them, an# the0 woul# not 'reak their oaths. G "n# in the #a0s of har%est the 1hil#ren of u'al went into their fiel#s to /et in their har%est, when the 0oun/ men of !hittim assem'le# an# went to the 1it0 of Sa'inah, an# ea1h man took a 0oun/ woman from the #au/hters of u'al, an# the0 1ame to their 1ities. 10 "n# the 1hil#ren of u'al hear# of it an# the0 went to make war with them, an# the0 1oul# not )re%ail o%er them, for the mountain was e:1ee#in/l0 hi/h from them, an# when the0 saw the0 1oul# not )re%ail o%er them the0 returne# to their lan#. 11 "n# at the re%olution of the 0ear the 1hil#ren of u'al went an# hire# a'out ten thousan# men from those 1ities that were near them, an# the0 went to war with the 1hil#ren of !hittim. 1B "n# the 1hil#ren of u'al went to war with the 1hil#ren of !hittim, to #estro0 their lan# an# to #istress them, an# in this en/a/ement the 1hil#ren of u'al )re%aile# o%er the 1hil#ren of !hittim, an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim, seein/ that the0 were /reatl0 #istresse#, lifte# u) the 1hil#ren whi1h the0 ha# ha# '0 the #au/hters of u'al, u)on the wall whi1h ha# 'een 'uilt, to 'e 'efore the e0es of the 1hil#ren of u'al. 13 "n# the 1hil#ren of !hittim sai# to them, 4a%e 0ou 1ome to make war with 0our own sons an# #au/hters, an# ha%e we not 'een 1onsi#ere# 0our flesh an# 'ones from that time untill now? 1C "n# when the 1hil#ren of u'al hear# this the0 1ease# to make war with the 1hil#ren of !hittim, an# the0 went awa0. 1D "n# the0 returne# to their 1ities, an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim at that time assem'le# an# 'uilt two 1ities '0 the sea, an# the0 1alle# one .urtu an# the other "ri=a. 1E "n# "'ram the son of erah was then ninet0-nine 0ears ol#. 1F "t that time the 9or# a))eare# to him an# he sai# to him, I will make m0 1o%enant 'etween me an# 0ou, an# I will /reatl0 multi)l0 0our see#, an# this is the 1o%enant whi1h I make 'etween
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me an# 0ou, that e%er0 male 1hil# 'e 1ir1um1ise#, 0ou an# 0our see# after 0ou. 18 "t ei/ht #a0s ol# shall it 'e 1ir1um1ise#, an# this 1o%enant shall 'e in 0our flesh for an e%erlastin/ 1o%enant. 1G "n# now therefore 0our name shall no more 'e 1alle# "'ram 'ut "'raham, an# 0our wife shall no more 'e 1alle# Sarai 'ut Sarah. B0 &or I will 'less 0ou 'oth, an# I will multi)l0 0our see# after 0ou that 0ou shall 'e1ome a /reat nation, an# kin/s shall 1ome out from 0ou.

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1 "n# "'raham rose an# #i# all that -o# ha# or#ere# him, an# he took the men of his househol# an# those 'ou/ht with his mone0, an# he 1ir1um1ise# them as the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# him. B "n# there was not one left whom he #i# not 1ir1um1ise, an# "'raham an# his son Ishmael were 1ir1um1ise# in the flesh of their foreskinA thirteen 0ears ol# was Ishmael when he was 1ir1um1ise# in the flesh of his foreskin. 3 "n# in the thir# #a0 "'raham went out of his tent an# sat at the #oor to en>o0 the heat of the sun, #urin/ the )ain of his flesh. C "n# the 9or# a))eare# to him in the )lain of ,amre, an# sent three of his ministerin/ an/els to %isit him, an# he was sittin/ at the #oor of the tent, an# he lifte# his e0es an# saw, an# lo three men were 1omin/ from a #istan1e, an# he rose u) an# ran to meet them, an# he 'owe# #own to them an# 'rou/ht them into his house. D "n# he sai# to them, If now I ha%e foun# fa%or in 0our si/ht, turn in an# eat a morsel of 'rea#A an# he )resse# them, an# the0 turne# in an# he /a%e them water an# the0 washe# their feet, an# he )la1e# them un#er a tree at the #oor of the tent. E "n# "'raham ran an# took a 1alf, ten#er an# /oo#, an# he hurrie# to kill it, an# /a%e it to his ser%ant $lie=er to #ress. F "n# "'raham 1ame to Sarah into the tent, an# he sai# to her, ,ake rea#0 @ui1kl0 three measures of fine meal, knea# it an# make 1akes to 1o%er the )ot 1ontainin/ the meat, an# she #i# so. 8 "n# "'raham hurrie# an# 'rou/ht 'efore them 'utter an# milk, 'eef an# mutton, an# /a%e it 'efore them to eat 'efore the flesh of the 1alf was suffi1ientl0 #one, an# the0 #i# eat. G "n# when the0 ha# #one eatin/ one of them sai# to him, I will return to 0ou a11or#in/ to the time of life, an# Sarah 0our wife shall ha%e a son. 10 "n# the men afterwar# #e)arte# an# went their wa0s, to the )la1es to whi1h the0 were sent. 11 In those #a0s all the )eo)le of So#om an# -omorrah, an# of the whole fi%e 1ities, were e:1ee#in/l0 wi1ke# an# sinful a/ainst the 9or# an# the0 )ro%oke# the 9or# with their a'ominations, an# the0 stren/thene# in a/in/ a'omina'l0 an# s1ornfull0 'efore the 9or#, an# their wi1ke#ness an# 1rimes were in those #a0s /reat 'efore the 9or#. 1B "n# the0 ha# in their lan# a %er0 e:tensi%e %alle0, a'out half a #a08s walk, an# in it there were fountains of water an# a /reat #eal of her'a/e surroun#in/ the water. 13 "n# all the )eo)le of So#om an# -omorrah went there four times in the 0ear, with their wi%es an# 1hil#ren an# all 'elon/in/ to them, an# the0 re>oi1e# there with tim'rels an# #an1es. 1C "n# in the time of re>oi1in/ the0 woul# all rise an# la0 hol# of their nei/h'or8s wi%es, an# some, the %ir/in #au/hters of their nei/h'ors, an# the0 en>o0e# them, an# ea1h man saw his wife an# #au/hter in the han#s of his nei/h'or an# #i# not sa0 a wor#. 1D "n# the0 #i# so from mornin/ to ni/ht, an# the0 afterwar# returne# home ea1h man to his
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house an# ea1h woman to her tentA so the0 alwa0s #i# four times in the 0ear. 1E "lso when a stran/er 1ame into their 1ities an# 'rou/ht /oo#s whi1h he ha# )ur1hase# with a %iew to #is)ose of there, the )eo)le of these 1ities woul# assem'le, men, women an# 1hil#ren, 0oun/ an# ol#, an# /o to the man an# take his /oo#s '0 for1e, /i%in/ a little to ea1h man until there was an en# to all the /oo#s of the owner whi1h he ha# 'rou/ht into the lan#. 1F "n# if the owner of the /oo#s @uarrele# with them, sa0in/, 3hat is this work whi1h 0ou ha%e #one to me, then the0 woul# a))roa1h to him one '0 one, an# ea1h woul# show him the little whi1h he took an# taunt him, sa0in/, I onl0 took that little whi1h 0ou /a%e meA an# when he hear# this from them all, he woul# arise an# /o from them in sorrow an# 'itterness of soul, when the0 woul# all arise an# /o after him, an# #ri%e him out of the 1it0 with /reat noise an# tumult. 18 "n# there was a man from the 1ountr0 of $lam who was leisurel0 /oin/ on the roa#, seate# u)on his ass, whi1h 1arrie# a fine mantle of #i%ers 1olors, an# the mantle was 'oun# with a 1or# u)on the ass. 1G "n# the man was on his >ourne0 )assin/ throu/h the street of So#om when the sun set in the e%enin/, an# he remaine# there in or#er to a'i#e #urin/ the ni/ht, 'ut no one woul# let him into his houseA an# at that time there was in So#om a wi1ke# an# mis1hie%ous man, one skillful to #o e%il, an# his name was 4e#a#. B0 "n# he lifte# u) his e0es an# saw the tra%eler in the street of the 1it0, an# he 1ame to him an# sai#, &rom where #o 0ou 1ome, an# where #o 0ou /o? B1 "n# the man sai# to him, I am tra%elin/ from 4e'ron to $lam where I 'elon/, an# as I )asse# the sun set an# no one woul# suffer me to enter his house, thou/h I ha# 'rea# an# water an# also straw an# )ro%en#er for m0 ass, an# am short of nothin/. BB "n# 4e#a# answere# an# sai# to him, "ll that 0ou want shall 'e su))lie# '0 me, 'ut in the street 0ou must not a'i#e all ni/ht. B3 "n# 4e#a# 'rou/ht him to his house, an# he took off the mantle from the ass with the 1or#, an# 'rou/ht them to his house, an# he /a%e the ass straw an# )ro%en#er while the tra%eler ate an# #rank in 4e#a#8s house, an# he a'o#e there that ni/ht. BC "n# in the mornin/ the tra%eler rose u) earl0 to 1ontinue his >ourne0, when 4e#a# sai# to him, 3ait, 1omfort 0our heart with a morsel of 'rea# an# then /o, an# the man #i# soA an# he remaine# with him, an# the0 'oth ate an# #rank to/ether #urin/ the #a0, when the man rose u) to /o. BD "n# 4e#a# sai# to him, now the #a0 is #e1linin/, 0ou ha# 'etter remain all ni/ht that 0our heart ma0 'e 1omforte#A an# he )resse# him so that he tarrie# there all ni/ht, an# on the se1on# #a0 he rose u) earl0 to /o awa0, when 4e#a# )resse# him, sa0in/, !omfort 0our heart with a morsel of 'rea# an# then /o, an# he remaine# an# ate with him also the se1on# #a0, an# then the man rose u) to 1ontinue his >ourne0. BE "n# 4e#a# sai# to him, now the #a0 is #e1linin/, remain with me to 1omfort 0our heart an# in the mornin/ rise u) earl0 an# /o 0our wa0. BF "n# the man woul# not remain, 'ut rose an# sa##le# his ass, an# while he was sa##lin/ his ass the wife of 4e#a# sai# to her hus'an#, this man has remaine# with us for two #a0s eatin/ an# #rinkin/ an# he has /i%en us nothin/, an# now shall he /o awa0 from us without /i%in/ an0thin/? an# 4e#a# sai# to her, Be silent. B8 "n# the man sa##le# his ass to /o, an# he aske# 4e#a# to /i%e him the 1or# an# mantle to tie it u)on the ass. BG "n# 4e#a# sai# to him, 3hat #o 0ou sa0? "n# he sai# to him, hat 0ou m0 lor# will /i%e me the 1or# an# the mantle ma#e with #i%ers 1olors whi1h 0ou 1on1eale# with 0ou in 0our house to
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take 1are of it. 30 "n# 4e#a# answere# the man, sa0in/, his is the inter)retation of 0our #ream, the 1or# whi1h 0ou saw, means that 0our life will 'e len/thene# out like a 1or#, an# ha%in/ seen the mantle 1olore# with all sorts of 1olors, means that 0ou will ha%e a %ine0ar# in whi1h 0ou will )lant trees of all fruits. 31 "n# the tra%eler answere#, sa0in/, 6ot so m0 lor#, for I was awake when I /a%e 0ou the 1or# an# also a mantle wo%en with #ifferent 1olors, whi1h 0ou took off the ass to )ut them '0 for meA an# 4e#a# answere# an# sai#, Surel0 I ha%e tol# 0ou the inter)retation of 0our #ream an# it is a /oo# #ream, an# this is the inter)retation of it. 3B 6ow the sons of men /i%e me four )ie1es of sil%er, whi1h is m0 1har/e for inter)retin/ #reams, an# of 0ou onl0 I re@uire three )ie1es of sil%er. 33 "n# the man was )ro%oke# at the wor#s of 4e#a#, an# he 1rie# 'itterl0, an# he 'rou/ht 4e#a# to Serak >u#/e of So#om. 3C "n# the man lai# his 1ause 'efore Serak the >u#/e, when 4e#a# re)lie#, sa0in/, It is not so, 'ut in this manner the matter stan#sA an# the >u#/e sai# to the tra%eler, his man 4e#a# tells 0ou truth, for he is fame# in the 1ities for the a11urate inter)retation of #reams. 3D "n# the man 1rie# at the wor# of the >u#/e, an# he sai#, 6ot so m0 9or#, for it was in the #a0 that I /a%e him the 1or# an# mantle whi1h was u)on the ass, in or#er to )ut them '0 in his houseA an# the0 'oth #is)ute# 'efore the >u#/e, the one sa0in/, he matter was like this, an# the other #e1larin/ otherwise. 3E "n# 4e#a# sai# to the man, -i%e me four )ie1es of sil%er that I 1har/e for m0 inter)retations of #reamsA I will not make an0 allowan1eA an# /i%e me the e:)ense of the four meals that 0ou ate in m0 house. 3F "n# the man sai# to 4e#a#, rul0 I will )a0 0ou for what I ate in 0our house, onl0 /i%e me the 1or# an# mantle whi1h 0ou 1on1eale# in 0our house. 38 "n# 4e#a# re)lie# 'efore the >u#/e an# sai# to the man, 2i# I not tell 0ou the inter)retation of 0our #ream? the 1or# means that 0our #a0s shall 'e )rolon/e# like a 1or#, an# the mantle, that 0ou will ha%e a %ine0ar# in whi1h 0ou will )lant all kin#s of fruit trees. 3G his is the )ro)er inter)retation of 0our #ream, now /i%e me the four )ie1es of sil%er that I re@uire as a 1om)ensation, for I will make 0ou no allowan1e. C0 "n# the man 1rie# at the wor#s of 4e#a# an# the0 'oth @uarrele# 'efore the >u#/e, an# the >u#/e /a%e or#ers to his ser%ants, who #ro%e them rashl0 from the house. C1 "n# the0 went awa0 @uarrelin/ from the >u#/e, when the )eo)le of So#om hear# them, an# the0 /athere# a'out them an# the0 e:1laime# a/ainst the stran/er, an# the0 #ro%e him rashl0 from the 1it0. CB "n# the man 1ontinue# his >ourne0 u)on his ass with 'itterness of soul, lamentin/ an# wee)in/. C3 "n# while he was /oin/ alon/ he we)t at what ha# ha))ene# to him in the 1orru)t 1it0 of So#om.

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1 "n# the 1ities of So#om ha# four >u#/es to four 1ities, an# these were their names, Serak in the 1it0 of So#om, Sharka# in -omorrah, ?a'na1 in "#mah, an# ,enon in ?e'o0im. B "n# $lie=er "'raham8s ser%ant a))lie# to them #ifferent names, an# he 1on%erte# Serak to Shakra, Sharka# to Shakrura, ?e'na1 to (e=o'im, an# ,enon to ,at=lo#in.
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3 "n# '0 #esire of their four >u#/es the )eo)le of So#om an# -omorrah ha# 'e#s ere1te# in the streets of the 1ities, an# if a man 1ame to these )la1es the0 lai# hol# of him an# 'rou/ht him to one of their 'e#s, an# '0 for1e ma#e him to lie in them. C "n# as he la0 #own, three men woul# stan# at his hea# an# three at his feet, an# measure him '0 the len/th of the 'e#, an# if the man was less than the 'e# these si: men woul# stret1h him at ea1h en#, an# when he 1rie# out to them the0 woul# not answer him. D "n# if he was lon/er than the 'e# the0 woul# #raw to/ether the two si#es of the 'e# at ea1h en#, until the man ha# rea1he# the /ates of #eath. E "n# if he 1ontinue# to 1r0 out to them, the0 woul# answer him, sa0in/, In this manner shall it 'e #one to a man that 1omes into our lan#. F "n# when men hear# all these thin/s that the )eo)le of the 1ities of So#om #i#, the0 refraine# from 1omin/ there. 8 "n# when a )oor man 1ame to their lan# the0 woul# /i%e him sil%er an# /ol#, an# 1ause a )ro1lamation in the whole 1it0 not to /i%e him a morsel of 'rea# to eat, an# if the stran/er shoul# remain there some #a0s, an# #ie from hun/er, not ha%in/ 'een a'le to o'tain a morsel of 'rea#, then at his #eath all the )eo)le of the 1it0 woul# 1ome an# take their sil%er an# /ol# whi1h the0 ha# /i%en to him. G "n# those that 1oul# re1o/ni=e the sil%er or /ol# whi1h the0 ha# /i%en him took it 'a1k, an# at his #eath the0 also stri))e# him of his /arments, an# the0 woul# fi/ht a'out them, an# he that )re%aile# o%er his nei/h'or took them. 10 he0 woul# after that 1arr0 him an# 'ur0 him un#er some of the shru's in the #esertsA so the0 #i# all the #a0s to an0 one that 1ame to them an# #ie# in their lan#. 11 "n# in the 1ourse of time Sarah sent $lie=er to So#om, to see 9ot an# in@uire after his welfare. 1B "n# $lie=er went to So#om, an# he met a man of So#om fi/htin/ with a stran/er, an# the man of So#om stri))e# the )oor man of all his 1lothes an# went awa0. 13 "n# this )oor man 1rie# to $lie=er an# 'e//e# his fa%or 'e1ause of what the man of So#om ha# #one to him. 1C "n# he sai# to him, 3h0 #o 0ou a1t like this to the )oor man who 1ame to 0our lan#? 1D "n# the man of So#om answere# $lie=er, sa0in/, Is this man 0our 'rother, or ha%e the )eo)le of So#om ma#e 0ou a >u#/e this #a0, that 0ou s)eak a'out this man? 1E "n# $lie=er stro%e with the man of So#om 'e1ause of the )oor man, an# when $lie=er a))roa1he# to re1o%er the )oor man8s 1lothes from the man of So#om, he hurrie# an# with a stone stru1k $lie=er in the forehea#. 1F "n# the 'loo# flowe# 1o)iousl0 from $lie=er8s forehea#, an# when the man saw the 'loo# he 1au/ht hol# of $lie=er, sa0in/, -i%e me m0 hire for ha%in/ ri# 0ou of this 'a# 'loo# that was in 0our forehea#, for su1h is the 1ustom an# the law in our lan#. 18 "n# $lie=er sai# to him, 0ou ha%e woun#e# me an# re@uire me to )a0 0ou 0our hireA an# $lie=er woul# not listen to the wor#s of the man of So#om. 1G "n# the man lai# hol# of $lie=er an# 'rou/ht him to Shakra the >u#/e of So#om for >u#/ment. B0 "n# the man s)oke to the >u#/e, sa0in/, I 'e/ 0ou m0 lor#, in this manner has this man #one, for I stru1k him with a stone that the 'loo# flowe# from his forehea#, an# he is unwillin/ to /i%e me m0 hire. B1 "n# the >u#/e sai# to $lie=er, his man s)eaks truth to 0ou, /i%e him his hire, for this is the 1ustom in our lan#A an# $lie=er hear# the wor#s of the >u#/e, an# he lifte# u) a stone an# stru1k
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the >u#/e, an# the stone stru1k on his forehea#, an# the 'loo# flowe# 1o)iousl0 from the forehea# of the >u#/e, an# $lie=er sai#, If this then is the 1ustom in 0our lan# /i%e 0ou to this man what I shoul# ha%e /i%en him, for this has 'een 0our #e1ision, 0ou #e1ree# it. BB "n# $lie=er left the man of So#om with the >u#/e, an# he went awa0. B3 "n# when the kin/s of $lam ha# ma#e war with the kin/s of So#om, the kin/s of $lam 1a)ture# all the )ro)ert0 of So#om, an# the0 took 9ot 1a)ti%e, with his )ro)ert0, an# when it was tol# to "'raham he went an# ma#e war with the kin/s of $lam, an# he re1o%ere# from their han#s all the )ro)ert0 of 9ot as well as the )ro)ert0 of So#om. BC "t that time the wife of 9ot 'ore him a #au/hter, an# he 1alle# her name .altith, sa0in/, Be1ause -o# ha# #eli%ere# him an# his whole househol# from the kin/s of $lamA an# .altith #au/hter of 9ot /rew u), an# one of the men of So#om took her for a wife. BD "n# a )oor man 1ame into the 1it0 to seek a maintenan1e, an# he remaine# in the 1it0 some #a0s, an# all the )eo)le of So#om 1ause# a )ro1lamation of their 1ustom not to /i%e this man a morsel of 'rea# to eat, until he #ro))e# #ea# u)on the earth, an# the0 #i# so. BE "n# .altith the #au/hter of 9ot saw this man l0in/ in the streets star%e# with hun/er, an# no one woul# /i%e him an0 thin/ to kee) him ali%e, an# he was >ust u)on the )oint of #eath. BF "n# her soul was fille# with )it0 'e1ause of the man, an# she fe# him se1retl0 with 'rea# for man0 #a0s, an# the soul of this man was re%i%e#. B8 &or when she went out to fet1h water she woul# )ut the 'rea# in the water )it1her, an# when she 1ame to the )la1e where the )oor man was, she took the 'rea# from the )it1her an# /a%e it him to eatA so she #i# man0 #a0s. BG "n# all the )eo)le of So#om an# -omorrah won#ere# how this man 1oul# 'ear star%ation for so man0 #a0s. 30 "n# the0 sai# to ea1h other, his 1an onl0 'e that he eats an# #rinks, for no man 1an 'ear star%ation for so man0 #a0s or li%e as this man has, without e%en his 1ountenan1e 1han/in/A an# three men 1on1eale# themsel%es in a )la1e where the )oor man was statione#, to know who it was that 'rou/ht him 'rea# to eat. 31 "n# .altith #au/hter of 9ot went out that #a0 to fet1h water, an# she )ut 'rea# into her )it1her of water, an# she went to #raw water '0 the )oor man8s )la1e, an# she took out the 'rea# from the )it1her an# /a%e it to the )oor man an# he ate it. 3B "n# the three men saw what .altith #i# to the )oor man, an# the0 sai# to her, It is 0ou then who ha%e su))orte# him, an# therefore has he not star%e#, nor 1han/e# in a))earan1e nor #ie# like the rest. 33 "n# the three men went out of the )la1e in whi1h the0 were 1on1eale#, an# the0 sei=e# .altith an# the 'rea# whi1h was in the )oor man8s han#. 3C "n# the0 took .altith an# 'rou/ht her 'efore their >u#/es, an# the0 sai# to them, In this manner #i# she #o, an# it is she who su))lie# the )oor man with 'rea#, therefore #i# he not #ie all this timeA now therefore #e1lare to us the )unishment #ue to this woman for ha%in/ trans/resse# our law. 3D "n# the )eo)le of So#om an# -omorrah assem'le# an# kin#le# a fire in the street of the 1it0, an# the0 took the woman an# 1ast her into the fire an# she was 'urne# to ashes. 3E "n# in the 1it0 of "#mah there was a woman to whom the0 #i# the like. 3F &or a tra%eler 1ame into the 1it0 of "#mah to a'i#e there all ni/ht, with the intention of /oin/ home in the mornin/, an# he sat o))osite the #oor of the house of the 0oun/ woman8s father, to remain there, as the sun ha# set when 'e ha# rea1he# that )la1eA an# the 0oun/ woman saw him sittin/ '0 the #oor of the house.
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38 "n# he aske# her for a #rink of water an# she sai# to him, 3ho are 0ou? an# he sai# to her, I was this #a0 /oin/ on the roa#, an# rea1he# here when the sun set, so I will a'i#e here all ni/ht, an# in the mornin/ I will arise earl0 an# 1ontinue m0 >ourne0. 3G "n# the 0oun/ woman went into the house an# fet1he# the man 'rea# an# water to eat an# #rink. C0 "n# this affair 'e1ame known to the )eo)le of "#mah, an# the0 assem'le# an# 'rou/ht the 0oun/ woman 'efore the >u#/es, that the0 shoul# >u#/e her for this a1t. C1 "n# the >u#/e sai#, he >u#/ment of #eath must )ass u)on this woman 'e1ause she trans/resse# our law, an# this therefore is the #e1ision 1on1ernin/ her. CB "n# the )eo)le of those 1ities assem'le# an# 'rou/ht out the 0oun/ woman, an# anointe# her with hone0 from hea# to foot, as the >u#/e ha# #e1ree#, an# the0 )la1e# her 'efore a swarm of 'ees whi1h were then in their hi%es, an# the 'ees flew u)on her an# stun/ her that her whole 'o#0 was swelle#. C3 "n# the 0oun/ woman 1rie# out 'e1ause of the 'ees, 'ut no one took noti1e of her or )itie# her, an# her 1ries as1en#e# to hea%en. CC "n# the 9or# was )ro%oke# at this an# at all the works of the 1ities of So#om, for the0 ha# a'un#an1e of foo#, an# ha# tran@uilit0 amon/ them, an# still woul# not sustain the )oor an# the nee#0, an# in those #a0s their e%il #oin/s an# sins 'e1ame /reat 'efore the 9or#. CD "n# the 9or# sent for two of the an/els that ha# 1ome to "'raham8s house, to #estro0 So#om an# its 1ities. CE "n# the an/els rose u) from the #oor of "'raham8s tent, after the0 ha# eaten an# #runk, an# the0 rea1he# So#om in the e%enin/, an# 9ot was then sittin/ in the /ate of So#om, an# when he saw them he rose to meet them, an# he 'owe# #own to the /roun#. CF "n# he )resse# them /reatl0 an# 'rou/ht them into his house, an# he /a%e them %i1tuals whi1h the0 ate, an# the0 a'o#e all ni/ht in his house. C8 "n# the an/els sai# to 9ot, "rise, /o out from this )la1e, 0ou an# all 'elon/in/ to 0ou, for fear that 0ou 'e 1onsume# in the ini@uit0 of this 1it0, for the 9or# will #estro0 this )la1e. CG "n# the an/els lai# hol# u)on the han# of 9ot an# u)on the han# of his wife, an# u)on the han#s of his 1hil#ren, an# all 'elon/in/ to him, an# the0 'rou/ht him out an# set him without the 1ities. D0 "n# the0 sai# to 9ot, $s1a)e for 0our life, an# he fle# an# all 'elon/in/ to him. D1 hen the 9or# raine# u)on So#om an# u)on -omorrah an# u)on all these 1ities 'rimstone an# fire from the 9or# out of hea%en. DB "n# he o%erthrew these 1ities, all the )lain an# all the inha'itants of the 1ities, an# that whi1h /rew u)on the /roun#A an# "#o the wife of 9ot looke# 'a1k to see the #estru1tion of the 1ities, for her 1om)assion was mo%e# 'e1ause of her #au/hters who remaine# in So#om, for the0 #i# not /o with her. D3 "n# when she looke# 'a1k she 'e1ame a )illar of salt, an# it is 0et in that )la1e to this #a0. DC "n# the o:en whi1h stoo# in that )la1e #ail0 li1ke# u) the salt to the e:tremities of their feet, an# in the mornin/ it woul# s)rin/ out afresh, an# the0 a/ain li1ke# it u) to this #a0. DD "n# 9ot an# two of his #au/hters that remaine# with him fle# an# es1a)e# to the 1a%e of "#ullam, an# the0 remaine# there for some time. DE "n# "'raham rose u) earl0 in the mornin/ to see what ha# 'een #one to the 1ities of So#omA an# he looke# an# looke# u)on the smoke of the 1ities /oin/ u) like the smoke of a furna1e. DF "n# 9ot an# his two #au/hters remaine# in the 1a%e, an# the0 ma#e their father #rink wine, an# the0 la0 with him, for the0 sai# there was no man u)on earth that 1oul# raise u) see# from
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them, for the0 thou/ht that the whole earth was #estro0e#. D8 "n# the0 'oth la0 with their father, an# the0 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore sons, an# the first 'orn 1alle# the name of her son ,oa', sa0in/, &rom m0 father #i# I 1on1ei%e himA he is the father of the ,oa'ites to this #a0. DG "n# the 0oun/er also 1alle# her son BenamiA he is the father of the 1hil#ren of "mmon to this #a0. E0 "n# after this 9ot an# his two #au/hters went awa0 from there, an# he #welt on the other si#e of the Jor#an with his two #au/hters an# their sons, an# the sons of 9ot /rew u), an# the0 went an# took themsel%es wi%es from the lan# of !anaan, an# the0 fathere# 1hil#ren an# the0 were fruitful an# multi)lie#.

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1 "n# at that time "'raham >ourne0e# from the )lain of ,amre, an# he went to the lan# of the .hilistines, an# he #welt in -erarA it was in the twent0-fifth 0ear of "'raham8s 'ein/ in the lan# of !anaan, an# the hun#re#th 0ear of the life of "'raham, that he 1ame to -erar in the lan# of the .hilistines. B "n# when the0 entere# the lan# he sai# to Sarah his wife, Sa0 0ou are m0 sister, to an0 one that shall ask 0ou, in or#er that we ma0 es1a)e the e%il of the inha'itants of the lan#. 3 "n# as "'raham was #wellin/ in the lan# of the .hilistines, the ser%ants of "'imele1h, kin/ of the .hilistines, saw that Sarah was e:1ee#in/l0 'eautiful, an# the0 aske# "'raham 1on1ernin/ her, an# he sai#, She is m0 sister. C "n# the ser%ants of "'imele1h went to "'imele1h, sa0in/, " man from the lan# of !anaan is 1ome to #well in the lan#, an# he has a sister that is e:1ee#in/ fair. D "n# "'imele1h hear# the wor#s of his ser%ants who )raise# Sarah to him, an# "'imele1h sent his offi1ers, an# the0 'rou/ht Sarah to the kin/. E "n# Sarah 1ame to the house of "'imele1h, an# the kin/ saw that Sarah was 'eautiful, an# she )lease# him e:1ee#in/l0. F "n# he a))roa1he# her an# sai# to her, 3hat is that man to 0ou with whom 0ou 1ame to our lan#? an# Sarah answere# an# sai# 4e is m0 'rother, an# we 1ame from the lan# of !anaan to #well where%er we 1oul# fin# a )la1e. 8 "n# "'imele1h sai# to Sarah, m0 lan# is 'efore 0ou, )la1e 0our 'rother in an0 )art of this lan# that )leases 0ou, an# it will 'e our #ut0 to e:alt an# ele%ate him a'o%e all the )eo)le of the lan# sin1e he is 0our 'rother. G "n# "'imele1h sent for "'raham, an# "'raham 1ame to "'imele1h. 10 "n# "'imele1h sai# to "'raham, I ha%e /i%en or#ers that 0ou will 'e honore# as 0ou #esire 'e1ause of 0our sister Sarah. 11 "n# "'raham went out from the kin/, an# the kin/8s )resent followe# him. 1B "s at e%enin/ time, 'efore men lie #own to rest, the kin/ was sittin/ u)on his throne, an# a #ee) slee) fell u)on him, an# he la0 u)on the throne an# sle)t untill mornin/. 13 "n# he #reame# that an an/el of the 9or# 1ame to him with a #rawn swor# in his han#, an# the an/el stoo# o%er "'imele1h, an# wishe# to sla0 him with the swor#, an# the kin/ was terrifie# in his #ream, an# sai# to the an/el, In what ha%e I sinne# a/ainst 0ou that 0ou 1ome to sla0 me with 0our swor#? 1C "n# the an/el answere# an# sai# to "'imele1h, 0ou #ie 'e1ause of the woman whi1h 0ou 0esterni/ht 'rou/ht to 0our house, for she is a marrie# woman, the wife of "'raham who 1ame
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to 0our houseA now therefore return that man his wife, for she is his wifeA an# shoul# 0ou not return her, know that 0ou will surel0 #ie, 0ou an# all 'elon/in/ to 0ou. 1D "n# on that ni/ht there was a /reat out1r0 in the lan# of the .hilistines, an# the inha'itants of the lan# saw the fi/ure of a man stan#in/ with a #rawn swor# in his han#, an# he stru1k the inha'itants of the lan# with the swor#, 0ea he 1ontinue# to strike them. 1E "n# the an/el of the 9or# stru1k the whole lan# of the .hilistines on that ni/ht, an# there was a /reat 1onfusion on that ni/ht an# on the followin/ mornin/. 1F "n# e%er0 wom' was 1lose#, an# all their issues, an# the han# of the 9or# was u)on them 'e1ause of Sarah, wife of "'raham, whom "'imele1h ha# taken. 18 "n# in the mornin/ "'imele1h rose with terror an# 1onfusion an# with a /reat #rea#, an# he sent an# ha# his ser%ants 1alle# in, an# he relate# his #ream to them, an# the )eo)le were /reatl0 afrai#. 1G "n# one man stan#in/ amon/ the ser%ants of the kin/ answere# the kin/, sa0in/, 7 so%erei/n kin/, restore this woman to her hus'an#, for he is her hus'an#, for the like ha))ene# to the kin/ of $/0)t when this man 1ame to $/0)t. B0 "n# he sai# 1on1ernin/ his wife, She is m0 sister, for su1h is his manner of #oin/ when he 1omes to #well in the lan# in whi1h he is a stran/er. B1 "n# .haraoh sent an# took this woman for a wife an# the 9or# 'rou/ht u)on him /rie%ous )la/ues until he returne# the woman to her hus'an#. BB 6ow therefore, 7 so%erei/n kin/, know what ha))ene# 0esterni/ht to the whole lan#, for there was a %er0 /reat 1onsternation an# /reat )ain an# lamentation, an# we know that it was 'e1ause of the woman whi1h 0ou took. B3 6ow, therefore, restore this woman to her hus'an#, for fear that it shoul# ha))en to us as it #i# to .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t an# his su'>e1ts, an# that we ma0 not #ieA an# "'imele1h hurrie# an# 1alle# an# ha# Sarah 1alle# for, an# she 1ame 'efore him, an# he ha# "'raham 1alle# for, an# he 1ame 'efore him. BC "n# "'imele1h sai# to them, 3hat is this work 0ou ha%e 'een #oin/ in sa0in/ 0ou are 'rother an# sister, an# I took this woman for a wife? BD "n# "'raham sai#, Be1ause I thou/ht I shoul# suffer #eath 'e1ause of m0 wifeA an# "'imele1h took flo1ks an# her#s, an# men ser%ants an# mai# ser%ants, an# a thousan# )ie1es of sil%er, an# he /a%e them to "'raham, an# he returne# Sarah to him. BE "n# "'imele1h sai# to "'raham, the whole lan# is 'efore 0ou, #well in it where%er 0ou will 1hoose. BF "n# "'raham an# Sarah, his wife, went out from the kin/8s )resen1e with honor an# res)e1t, an# the0 #welt in the lan#, e%en in -erar. B8 "n# all the inha'itants of the lan# of the .hilistines an# the kin/8s ser%ants were still in )ain, throu/h the )la/ue whi1h the an/el ha# infli1te# u)on them the whole ni/ht 'e1ause of Sarah. BG "n# "'imele1h sent for "'raham, sa0in/, .ra0 now for 0our ser%ants to the 9or# 0our -o#, that he ma0 )ut awa0 this mortalit0 from amon/ us. 30 "n# "'raham )ra0e# 'e1ause of "'imele1h an# his su'>e1ts, an# the 9or# hear# the )ra0er of "'raham, an# he heale# "'imele1h an# all his su'>e1ts.

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1 "n# it was at that time at the en# of a 0ear an# four months of "'raham8s #wellin/ in the lan# of the .hilistines in -erar, that -o# %isite# Sarah, an# the 9or# remem'ere# her, an# she
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1on1ei%e# an# 'ore a son to "'raham. B "n# "'raham 1alle# the name of the son whi1h was 'orn to him, whi1h Sarah 'ore to him, Isaa1. 3 "n# "'raham 1ir1um1ise# his son Isaa1 at ei/ht #a0s ol#, as -o# ha# 1omman#e# "'raham to #o to his see# after himA an# "'raham was one hun#re#, an# Sarah ninet0 0ears ol#, when Isaa1 was 'orn to them. C "n# the 1hil# /rew u) an# he was weane#, an# "'raham ma#e a /reat feast u)on the #a0 that Isaa1 was weane#. D "n# Shem an# $'er an# all the /reat )eo)le of the lan#, an# "'imele1h kin/ of the .hilistines, an# his ser%ants, an# .hi1ol, the 1a)tain of his host, 1ame to eat an# #rink an# re>oi1e at the feast whi1h "'raham ma#e u)on the #a0 of his son Isaa18s 'ein/ weane#. E "lso erah, the father of "'raham, an# 6ahor his 'rother, 1ame from 4aran, the0 an# all 'elon/in/ to them, for the0 /reatl0 re>oi1e# on hearin/ that a son ha# 'een 'orn to Sarah. F "n# the0 1ame to "'raham, an# the0 ate an# #rank at the feast whi1h "'raham ma#e u)on the #a0 of Isaa18s 'ein/ weane#. 8 "n# erah an# 6ahor re>oi1e# with "'raham, an# the0 remaine# with him man0 #a0s in the lan# of the .hilistines. G "t that time Seru/ the son of +eu #ie#, in the first 0ear of the 'irth of Isaa1 son of "'raham. 10 "n# all the #a0s of Seru/ were two hun#re# an# thirt0-nine 0ears, an# he #ie#. 11 "n# Ishmael the son of "'raham was /rown u) in those #a0sA he was fourteen 0ears ol# when Sarah 'ore Isaa1 to "'raham. 1B "n# -o# was with Ishmael the son of "'raham, an# he /rew u), an# he learne# to use the 'ow an# 'e1ame an ar1her. 13 "n# when Isaa1 was fi%e 0ears ol# he was sittin/ with Ishmael at the #oor of the tent. 1C "n# Ishmael 1ame to Isaa1 an# seate# himself o))osite to him, an# he took the 'ow an# #rew it an# )ut the arrow in it, an# inten#e# to sla0 Isaa1. 1D "n# Sarah saw the a1t whi1h Ishmael #esire# to #o to her son Isaa1, an# it /rie%e# her e:1ee#in/l0 'e1ause of her son, an# she sent for "'raham, an# sai# to him, !ast out this 'on#woman an# her son, for her son shall not 'e heir with m0 son, for in this manner #i# he seek to #o to him this #a0. 1E "n# "'raham listene# to the %oi1e of Sarah, an# he rose u) earl0 in the mornin/, an# he took twel%e loa%es an# a 'ottle of water whi1h he /a%e to 4a/ar, an# sent her awa0 with her son, an# 4a/ar went with her son to the wil#erness, an# the0 #welt in the wil#erness of .aran with the inha'itants of the wil#erness, an# Ishmael was an ar1her, an# he #welt in the wil#erness a lon/ time. 1F "n# he an# his mother afterwar# went to the lan# of $/0)t, an# the0 #welt there, an# 4a/ar took a wife for her son from $/0)t, an# her name was ,eri'ah. 18 "n# the wife of Ishmael 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore four sons an# two #au/hters, an# Ishmael an# his mother an# his wife an# 1hil#ren afterwar# went an# returne# to the wil#erness. 1G "n# the0 ma#e themsel%es tents in the wil#erness, in whi1h the0 #welt, an# the0 1ontinue# to tra%el an# then to rest monthl0 an# 0earl0. B0 "n# -o# /a%e Ishmael flo1ks an# her#s an# tents 'e1ause of "'raham his father, an# the man in1rease# in 1attle. B1 "n# Ishmael #welt in #eserts an# in tents, tra%elin/ an# restin/ for a lon/ time, an# he #i# not see the fa1e of his father. BB "n# in some time after, "'raham sai# to Sarah his wife, I will /o an# see m0 son Ishmael, for
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I ha%e a #esire to see him, for I ha%e not seen him for a lon/ time. B3 "n# "'raham ro#e u)on one of his 1amels to the wil#erness to seek his son Ishmael, for he hear# that he was #wellin/ in a tent in the wil#erness with all 'elon/in/ to him. BC "n# "'raham went to the wil#erness, an# he rea1he# the tent of Ishmael a'out noon, an# he aske# after Ishmael, an# he foun# the wife of Ishmael sittin/ in the tent with her 1hil#ren, an# Ishmael her hus'an# an# his mother were not with them. BD "n# "'raham aske# the wife of Ishmael, sa0in/, 3here has Ishmael /one? an# she sai#, 4e has /one to the fiel# to hunt, an# "'raham was still mounte# u)on the 1amel, for he woul# not /et off to the /roun# as he ha# sworn to his wife Sarah that he woul# not /et off from the 1amel. BE "n# "'raham sai# to Ishmael8s wife, ,0 #au/hter, /i%e me a little water that I ma0 #rink, for I am fati/ue# from the >ourne0. BF "n# Ishmael8s wife answere# an# sai# to "'raham, 3e ha%e neither water nor 'rea#, an# she 1ontinue# sittin/ in the tent an# #i# not noti1e "'raham, neither #i# she ask him who he was. B8 But she was 'eatin/ her 1hil#ren in the tent, an# she was 1ursin/ them, an# she also 1urse# her hus'an# Ishmael an# re)roa1he# him, an# "'raham hear# the wor#s of Ishmael8s wife to her 1hil#ren, an# he was %er0 an/r0 an# #is)lease#. BG "n# "'raham 1alle# to the woman to 1ome out to him from the tent, an# the woman 1ame an# stoo# o))osite to "'raham, for "'raham was still mounte# u)on the 1amel. 30 "n# "'raham sai# to Ishmael8s wife, 3hen 0our hus'an# Ishmael returns home sa0 these wor#s to him, 31 " %er0 ol# man from the lan# of the .hilistines 1ame here to seek 0ou, an# in this manner was his a))earan1e an# fi/ureA I #i# not ask him who he was, an# seein/ 0ou were not here he s)oke to me an# sai#, 3hen Ishmael 0our hus'an# returns tell him in this manner #i# this man sa0, 3hen 0ou 1ome home )ut awa0 this nail of the tent whi1h 0ou ha%e )la1e# here, an# )la1e another nail in its stea#. 3B "n# "'raham finishe# his instru1tions to the woman, an# he turne# an# went off on the 1amel homewar#. 33 "n# after that Ishmael, 1ame from the 1hase he an# his mother, an# returne# to the tent, an# his wife s)oke these wor#s to him, 3C " %er0 ol# man from the lan# of the .hilistines 1ame to seek 0ou, an# in this manner was his a))earan1e an# fi/ureA I #i# not ask him who he was, an# seein/ 0ou were not at home he sai# to me, 3hen 0our hus'an# 1omes home tell him, in this manner sa0s the ol# man, .ut awa0 the nail of the tent whi1h 0ou ha%e )la1e# here an# )la1e another nail in its stea#. 3D "n# Ishmael hear# the wor#s of his wife, an# he knew that it was his father, an# that his wife #i# not honor him. 3E "n# Ishmael un#erstoo# his father8s wor#s that he ha# s)oken to his wife, an# Ishmael listene# to the %oi1e of his father, an# Ishmael 1ast off that woman an# she went awa0. 3F "n# Ishmael afterwar# went to the lan# of !anaan, an# he took another wife an# he 'rou/ht her to his tent to the )la1e where he then #welt. 38 "n# at the en# of three 0ears "'raham sai#, I will /o a/ain an# see Ishmael m0 son, for I ha%e not seen him for a lon/ time. 3G "n# he ro#e u)on his 1amel an# went to the wil#erness, an# he rea1he# the tent of Ishmael a'out noon. C0 "n# he aske# after Ishmael, an# his wife 1ame out of the tent an# she sai#, 4e is not here m0 lor#, for he has /one to hunt in the fiel#s, an# to fee# the 1amels, an# the woman sai# to "'raham, urn in m0 lor# into the tent, an# eat a morsel of 'rea#, for 0our soul must 'e wearie#
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'e1ause of the >ourne0. C1 "n# "'raham sai# to her, I will not sto) for I am in haste to 1ontinue m0 >ourne0, 'ut /i%e me a little water to #rink, for I ha%e thirstA an# the woman hurrie# an# ran into the tent an# she 'rou/ht out water an# 'rea# to "'raham, whi1h she )la1e# 'efore him an# she ur/e# him to eat, an# he ate an# #rank an# his heart was 1omforte# an# he 'lesse# his son Ishmael. CB "n# he finishe# his meal an# he 'lesse# the 9or#, an# he sai# to Ishmael8s wife, 3hen Ishmael 1omes home sa0 these wor#s to him, C3 " %er0 ol# man from the lan# of the .hilistines 1ame here an# aske# after 0ou, an# 0ou were not hereA an# I 'rou/ht him out 'rea# an# water an# he ate an# #rank an# his heart was 1omforte#. CC "n# he s)oke these wor#s to me: 3hen Ishmael 0our hus'an# 1omes home, sa0 to him, he nail of the tent whi1h 0ou ha%e is %er0 /oo#, #o not )ut it awa0 from the tent. CD "n# "'raham finishe# 1omman#in/ the woman, an# he ro#e off to his home to the lan# of the .hilistinesA an# when Ishmael 1ame to his tent, his wife went out to meet him with >o0 an# a 1heerful heart. CE "n# she sai# to him, "n ol# man 1ame here from the lan# of the .hilistines an# in this manner was his a))earan1e, an# he aske# after 0ou an# 0ou were not here, so I 'rou/ht out 'rea# an# water, an# he ate an# #rank an# his heart was 1omforte#. CF "n# he s)oke these wor#s to me, 3hen Ishmael 0our hus'an# 1omes home sa0 to him, he nail of the tent whi1h 0ou ha%e is %er0 /oo#, #o not )ut it awa0 from the tent. C8 "n# Ishmael knew that it was his father, an# that his wife ha# honore# him, an# the 9or# 'lesse# Ishmael.

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1 "n# Ishmael then rose u) an# took his wife an# his 1hil#ren an# his 1attle an# all 'elon/in/ to him, an# he >ourne0e# from there an# he went to his father in the lan# of the .hilistines. B "n# "'raham relate# to Ishmael his son the transa1tion with the first wife that Ishmael took, a11or#in/ to what she #i#. 3 "n# Ishmael an# his 1hil#ren #welt with "'raham man0 #a0s in that lan#, an# "'raham #welt in the lan# of the .hilistines a lon/ time. C "n# the #a0s in1rease# an# rea1he# twent0 si: 0ears, an# after that "'raham with his ser%ants an# all 'elon/in/ to him went from the lan# of the .hilistines an# remo%e# to a /reat #istan1e, an# the0 1ame near to 4e'ron, an# the0 remaine# there, an# the ser%ants of "'raham #u/ wells of water, an# "'raham an# all 'elon/in/ to him #welt '0 the water, an# the ser%ants of "'imele1h kin/ of the .hilistines hear# the re)ort that "'raham8s ser%ants ha# #u/ wells of water in the 'or#ers of the lan#. D "n# the0 1ame an# @uarrele# with the ser%ants of "'raham, an# the0 ro''e# them of the /reat well whi1h the0 ha# #u/. E "n# "'imele1h kin/ of the .hilistines hear# of this affair, an# he with .hi1ol the 1a)tain of his host an# twent0 of his men 1ame to "'raham, an# "'imele1h s)oke to "'raham 1on1ernin/ his ser%ants, an# "'raham re'uke# "'imele1h 1on1ernin/ the well of whi1h his ser%ants ha# ro''e# him. F "n# "'imele1h sai# to "'raham, "s the 9or# li%es who 1reate# the whole earth, I #i# not hear of the a1t whi1h m0 ser%ants #i# to 0our ser%ants until this #a0. 8 "n# "'raham took se%en ewe lam's an# /a%e them to "'imele1h, sa0in/, ake these, I )ra0
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0ou, from m0 han#s that it ma0 'e a testimon0 for me that I #u/ this well. G "n# "'imele1h took the se%en ewe lam's whi1h "'raham ha# /i%en to him, for he ha# also /i%en him 1attle an# her#s in a'un#an1e, an# "'imele1h swore to "'raham 1on1ernin/ the well, therefore he 1alle# that well Beershe'a, for there the0 'oth swore 1on1ernin/ it. 10 "n# the0 'oth ma#e a 1o%enant in Beershe'a, an# "'imele1h rose u) with .hi1ol the 1a)tain of his host an# all his men, an# the0 returne# to the lan# of the .hilistines, an# "'raham an# all 'elon/in/ to him #welt in Beershe'a an# he was in that lan# a lon/ time. 11 "n# "'raham )lante# a lar/e /ro%e in Beershe'a, an# he ma#e to it four /ates fa1in/ the four si#es of the earth, an# he )lante# a %ine0ar# in it, so that if a tra%eler 1ame to "'raham he entere# an0 /ate whi1h was in his roa#, an# remaine# there an# ate an# #rank an# satisfie# himself an# then #e)arte#. 1B &or the house of "'raham was alwa0s o)en to the sons of men that )asse# an# re)asse#, who 1ame #ail0 to eat an# #rink in the house of "'raham. 13 "n# an0 man who ha# hun/er an# 1ame to "'raham8s house, "'raham woul# /i%e him 'rea# that he mi/ht eat an# #rink an# 'e satisfie#, an# an0 one that 1ame nake# to his house he woul# 1lothe with /arments as he mi/ht 1hoose, an# /i%e him sil%er an# /ol# an# make known to him the 9or# who ha# 1reate# him in the earthA this #i# "'raham all his life. 1C "n# "'raham an# his 1hil#ren an# all 'elon/in/ to him #welt in Beershe'a, an# he )it1he# his tent as far as 4e'ron. 1D "n# "'raham8s 'rother 6ahor an# his father an# all 'elon/in/ to them #welt in 4aran, for the0 #i# not 1ome with "'raham to the lan# of !anaan. 1E "n# 1hil#ren were 'orn to 6ahor whi1h ,il1a the #au/hter of 4aran, an# sister to Sarah, "'raham8s wife, 'ore to him. 1F "n# these are the names of those that were 'orn to him, ;=, Bu=, (emuel, (ese#, !ha=o, .il#ash, i#laf, an# Bethuel, 'ein/ ei/ht sons, these are the 1hil#ren of ,il1a whi1h she 'ore to 6ahor, "'raham8s 'rother. 18 "n# 6ahor ha# a 1on1u'ine an# her name was +eumah, an# she also 'ore to 6ahor, ?e'a1h, -a1hash, a1hash an# ,aa1ha, 'ein/ four sons. 1G "n# the 1hil#ren that were 'orn to 6ahor were twel%e sons 'esi#es his #au/hters, an# the0 also ha# 1hil#ren 'orn to them in 4aran. B0 "n# the 1hil#ren of ;= the first 'orn of 6ahor were "'i, !heref, -a#in, ,elus, an# 2e'orah their sister. B1 "n# the sons of Bu= were Bera1hel, 6aamath, She%a, an# ,a#onu. BB "n# the sons of (emuel were "ram an# +e1ho'. B3 "n# the sons of (ese# were "namle1h, ,eshai, Benon an# 5ifiA an# the sons of !ha=o were .il#ash, ,e1hi an# 7)her. BC "n# the sons of .il#ash were "ru#, !hamum, ,ere# an# ,olo1h. BD "n# the sons of i#laf were ,ushan, !ushan an# ,ut=i. BE "n# the 1hil#ren of Bethuel were Se1har, 9a'an an# their sister +e'e11a. BF hese are the families of the 1hil#ren of 6ahor, that were 'orn to them in 4aranA an# "ram the son of (emuel an# +e1ho' his 'rother went awa0 from 4aran, an# the0 foun# a %alle0 in the lan# '0 the ri%er $u)hrates. B8 "n# the0 'uilt a 1it0 there, an# the0 1alle# the name of the 1it0 after the name of .ethor the son of "ram, that is "ram 6ahera0im to this #a0. BG "n# the 1hil#ren of (ese# also went to #well where the0 1oul# fin# a )la1e, an# the0 went an# the0 foun# a %alle0 o))osite to the lan# of Shinar, an# the0 #welt there.
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30 "n# the0 there 'uilt themsel%es a 1it0, an# the0 1alle# the name at the 1it0 (ese# after the name of their father, that is the lan# (as#im to this #a0, an# the (as#im #welt in that lan# an# the0 were fruitful an# multi)lie# e:1ee#in/l0. 31 "n# erah, father of 6ahor an# "'raham, went an# took another wife in his ol# a/e, an# her name was .elilah, an# she 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore him a son an# he 1alle# his name ?o'a. 3B "n# erah li%e# twent0-fi%e 0ears after he fathere# ?o'a. 33 "n# erah #ie# in that 0ear, that is in the thirt0-fifth 0ear of the 'irth of Isaa1 son of "'raham. 3C "n# the #a0s of erah were two hun#re# an# fi%e 0ears, an# he was 'urie# in 4aran. 3D "n# ?o'a the son of erah li%e# thirt0 0ears an# he fathere# "ram, "1hlis an# ,erik. 3E "n# "ram son of ?o'a son of erah, ha# three wi%es an# he fathere# twel%e sons an# three #au/htersA an# the 9or# /a%e to "ram the son of ?o'a, ri1hes an# )ossessions, an# a'un#an1e of 1attle, an# flo1ks an# her#s, an# the man in1rease# /reatl0. 3F "n# "ram the son of ?o'a an# his 'rother an# all his househol# >ourne0e# from 4aran, an# the0 went to #well where the0 shoul# fin# a )la1e, for their )ro)ert0 was too /reat to remain in 4aranA for the0 1oul# not sto) in 4aran to/ether with their 'rothers the 1hil#ren of 6ahor. 38 "n# "ram the son of ?o'a went with his 'rothers, an# the0 foun# a %alle0 at a #istan1e towar# the eastern 1ountr0 an# the0 #welt there. 3G "n# the0 also 'uilt a 1it0 there, an# the0 1alle# the name of it "ram, after the name of their el#est 'rotherA that is "ram ?o'a to this #a0. C0 "n# Isaa1 the son of "'raham was /rowin/ u) in those #a0s, an# "'raham his father tau/ht him the wa0 of the 9or# to know the 9or#, an# the 9or# was with him. C1 "n# when Isaa1 was thirt0-se%en 0ears ol#, Ishmael his 'rother was /oin/ a'out with him in the tent. CB "n# Ishmael 'oaste# of himself to Isaa1, sa0in/, I was thirteen 0ears ol# when the 9or# s)oke to m0 father to 1ir1um1ise us, an# I #i# a11or#in/ to the wor# of the 9or# whi1h he s)oke to m0 father, an# I /a%e m0 soul to the 9or#, an# I #i# not trans/ress his wor# whi1h he 1omman#e# m0 father. C3 "n# Isaa1 answere# Ishmael, sa0in/, 3h0 #o 0ou 'oast to me a'out this, a'out a little 'it of 0our flesh whi1h 0ou took from 0our 'o#0, 1on1ernin/ whi1h the 9or# 1omman#e# 0ou? CC "s the 9or# li%es, the -o# of m0 father "'raham, if the 9or# shoul# sa0 to m0 father, ake now 0our son Isaa1 an# 'rin/ him u) an offerin/ 'efore me, I woul# not refrain 'ut I woul# >o0full0 a11e#e to it. CD "n# the 9or# hear# the wor# that Isaa1 s)oke to Ishmael, an# it seeme# /oo# in the si/ht of the 9or#, an# he thou/ht to tr0 "'raham in this matter. CE "n# the #a0 arri%e# when the sons of -o# 1ame an# )la1e# themsel%es 'efore the 9or#, an# Satan also 1ame with the sons of -o# 'efore the 9or#. CF "n# the 9or# sai# to Satan, &rom where #o 0ou 1ome? an# Satan answere# the 9or# an# sai#, &rom /oin/ to an# fro in the earth, an# from walkin/ u) an# #own in it. C8 "n# the 9or# sai# to Satan, 3hat is 0our wor# to me 1on1ernin/ all the 1hil#ren of the earth? an# Satan answere# the 9or# an# sai#, I ha%e seen all the 1hil#ren of the earth who ser%e 0ou an# remem'er 0ou when the0 re@uire an0thin/ from 0ou. CG "n# when 0ou /i%e them the thin/ whi1h the0 re@uire from 0ou, the0 sit at their ease, an# a'an#on 0ou an# the0 remem'er 0ou no more. D0 ha%e 0ou seen "'raham the son of erah, who at first ha# no 1hil#ren, an# he ser%e# 0ou an# ere1te# altars to 0ou where%er he 1ame, an# he 'rou/ht u) offerin/s u)on them, an# he
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)ro1laime# 0our name 1ontinuall0 to all the 1hil#ren of the earth. D1 "n# now that his son Isaa1 is 'orn to him, he has a'an#one# 0ou, he has ma#e a /reat feast for all the inha'itants of the lan#, an# the 9or# he has for/otten. DB &or ami#st all that he has #one he 'rou/ht 0ou no offerin/A neither 'urnt offerin/ nor )ea1e offerin/, neither o:, lam' nor /oat of all that he kille# on the #a0 that his son was weane#. D3 $%en from the time of his son8s 'irth untill now, 'ein/ thirt0-se%en 0ears, he 'uilt no altar 'efore 0ou, nor 'rou/ht an0 offerin/ to 0ou, for he saw that 0ou /a%e what he re@ueste# 'efore 0ou, an# he therefore a'an#one# 0ou. DC "n# the 9or# sai# to Satan, ha%e 0ou 1onsi#ere# like this m0 ser%ant "'raham? for there is none like him u)on earth, a )erfe1t an# an u)ri/ht man 'efore me, one that fears -o# an# a%oi#s e%ilA as I li%e, were I to sa0 to him, Brin/ u) Isaa1 0our son 'efore me, he woul# not withhol# him from me, mu1h more if I tol# him to 'rin/ u) a 'urnt offerin/ 'efore me from his flo1k or her#s. DD "n# Satan answere# the 9or# an# sai#, S)eak then now to "'raham as 0ou ha%e sai#, an# 0ou will see whether he will not this #a0 trans/ress an# 1ast asi#e 0our wor#s.

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1 "t that time the wor# of the 9or# 1ame to "'raham, an# he sai# to him, "'raham, an# he sai#, 4ere I am. B "n# he sai# to him, ake now 0our son, 0our onl0 son whom 0ou lo%e, e%en Isaa1, an# /o to the lan# of ,oriah, an# offer him there for a 'urnt offerin/ u)on one of the mountains whi1h shall 'e shown to 0ou, for there will 0ou see a 1lou# an# the /lor0 of the 9or#. 3 "n# "'raham sai# within himself, 4ow shall I se)arate m0 son Isaa1 from Sarah his mother, in or#er to 'rin/ him u) for a 'urnt offerin/ 'efore the 9or#? C "n# "'raham 1ame into the tent, an# he sat 'efore Sarah his wife, an# he s)oke these wor#s to her, D ,0 son Isaa1 is /rown u) an# he has not for some time stu#ie# the ser%i1e of his -o#, now tomorrow I will /o an# 'rin/ him to Shem, an# $'er his son, an# there he will learn the wa0s of the 9or#, for the0 will tea1h him to know the 9or# as well as to know that when he )ra0s 1ontinuall0 'efore the 9or#, he will answer him, therefore there he will know the wa0 of ser%in/ the 9or# his -o#. E "n# Sarah sai#, 0ou ha%e s)oken well, /o m0 lor# an# #o to him as 0ou ha%e sai#, 'ut remo%e him not at a /reat #istan1e from me, neither let him remain there too lon/, for m0 soul is 'oun# within his soul. F "n# "'raham sai# to Sarah, ,0 #au/hter, let us )ra0 to the 9or# our -o# that he ma0 #o /oo# with us. 8 "n# Sarah took her son Isaa1 an# he a'o#e all that ni/ht with her, an# she kisse# an# em'ra1e# him, an# /a%e him instru1tions untill mornin/. G "n# she sai# to him, 7 m0 son, how 1an m0 soul se)arate itself from 0ou? "n# she still kisse# him an# em'ra1e# him, an# she /a%e "'raham instru1tions 1on1ernin/ him. 10 "n# Sarah sai# to "'raham, 7 m0 lor#, I )ra0 0ou 'e min#ful of 0our son, an# )la1e 0our e0es o%er him, for I ha%e no other son nor #au/hter 'ut him. 11 7 a'an#on him not. If he 'e hun/r0 /i%e him 'rea#, an# if he 'e thirst0 /i%e him water to #rinkA #o not let him /o on foot, neither let him sit in the sun. 1B 6either let him /o '0 himself in the roa#, neither for1e him from whate%er he ma0 #esire, 'ut
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#o to him as he ma0 sa0 to 0ou. 13 "n# Sarah we)t 'itterl0 the whole ni/ht 'e1ause of Isaa1, an# she /a%e him instru1tions untill mornin/. 1C "n# in the mornin/ Sarah sele1te# a %er0 fine an# 'eautiful /arment from those /arments whi1h she ha# in the house, that "'imele1h ha# /i%en to her. 1D "n# she #resse# Isaa1 her son with it, an# she )ut a tur'an u)on his hea#, an# she en1lose# a )re1ious stone in the to) of the tur'an, an# she /a%e them )ro%ision for the roa#, an# the0 went out, an# Isaa1 went with his father "'raham, an# some of their ser%ants a11om)anie# them to see them off the roa#. 1E "n# Sarah went out with them, an# she a11om)anie# them u)on the roa# to see them off, an# the0 sai# to her, +eturn to the tent. 1F "n# when Sarah hear# the wor#s of her son Isaa1 she we)t 'itterl0, an# "'raham her hus'an# we)t with her, an# their son we)t with them a /reat wee)in/A also those who went with them we)t /reatl0. 18 "n# Sarah 1au/ht hol# of her son Isaa1, an# she hel# him in her arms, an# she em'ra1e# him an# 1ontinue# to wee) with him, an# Sarah sai#, 3ho knows if after this #a0 I shall e%er see 0ou a/ain? 1G "n# the0 still we)t to/ether, "'raham, Sarah an# Isaa1, an# all those that a11om)anie# them on the roa# we)t with them, an# Sarah afterwar# turne# awa0 from her son, wee)in/ 'itterl0, an# all her men ser%ants an# mai# ser%ants returne# with her to the tent. B0 "n# "'raham went with Isaa1 his son to 'rin/ him u) as an offerin/ 'efore the 9or#, as 4e ha# 1omman#e# him. B1 "n# "'raham took two of his 0oun/ men with him, Ishmael the son of 4a/ar an# $lie=er his ser%ant, an# the0 went to/ether with them, an# while the0 were walkin/ in the roa# the 0oun/ men s)oke these wor#s to themsel%es, BB "n# Ishmael sai# to $lie=er, 6ow m0 father "'raham is /oin/ with Isaa1 to 'rin/ him u) for a 'urnt offerin/ to the 9or#, as 4e 1omman#e# him. B3 6ow when he returns he will /i%e to me all that he )ossesses, to inherit after him, for I am his first 'orn. BC "n# $lie=er answere# Ishmael an# sai#, Surel0 "'raham #i# 1ast 0ou awa0 with 0our mother, an# swear that 0ou shoul# not inherit an0 thin/ of all he )ossesses, an# to whom will he /i%e all that he has, with all his treasures, 'ut to me his ser%ant, who has 'een faithful in his house, who has ser%e# him ni/ht an# #a0, an# has #one all that he #esire# me? o me he will )ass at his #eath all that he )ossesses. BD "n# while "'raham was )ro1ee#in/ with his son Isaa1 alon/ the roa#, Satan 1ame an# a))eare# to "'raham in the fi/ure of a %er0 a/e# man, hum'le an# of 1ontrite s)irit, an# he a))roa1he# "'raham an# sai# to him, are 0ou sill0 or 'rutish, that 0ou /o to #o this thin/ this #a0 to 0our onl0 son? BE &or -o# /a%e 0ou a son in 0our latter #a0s, in 0our ol# a/e, an# will 0ou /o an# slau/hter him this #a0 'e1ause he 1ommitte# no %iolen1e, an# will 0ou 1ause the soul of 0our onl0 son to )erish from the earth? BF 2o 0ou not know an# un#erstan# that this thin/ 1annot 'e from the 9or#? for the 9or# 1annot #o to man su1h e%il u)on earth to sa0 to him, -o slau/hter 0our 1hil#. B8 "n# "'raham hear# this an# knew that it was the wor# of Satan who en#ea%ore# to #raw him asi#e from the wa0 of the 9or#, 'ut "'raham woul# not listen to the %oi1e of Satan, an# "'raham re'uke# him so that he went awa0.
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BG "n# Satan returne# an# 1ame to Isaa1A an# he a))eare# to Isaa1 in the fi/ure of a 0oun/ man 'eautiful an# well fa%ore#. 30 "n# he a))roa1he# Isaa1 an# sai# to him, 2o 0ou not know an# un#erstan# that 0our ol# sill0 father 'rin/s 0ou to the slau/hter this #a0 for nothin/? 31 6ow therefore, m0 son, #o not listen nor atten# to him, for he is a sill0 ol# man, an# let not 0our )re1ious soul an# 'eautiful fi/ure 'e lost from the earth. 3B "n# Isaa1 hear# this, an# sai# to "'raham, ha%e 0ou hear#, m0 father, that whi1h this man has s)oken? e%en in this manner has he s)oken. 33 "n# "'raham answere# his son Isaa1 an# sai# to him, Be min#ful of him an# #o not listen to his wor#s, nor atten# to him, for he is Satan, en#ea%orin/ to #raw us asi#e this #a0 from the 1omman#s of -o#. 3C "n# "'raham still re'uke# Satan, an# Satan went from them, an# seein/ he 1oul# not )re%ail o%er them he hi# himself from them, an# he went an# )asse# 'efore them in the roa#A an# he transforme# himself to a lar/e 'rook of water in the roa#, an# "'raham an# Isaa1 an# his two 0oun/ men rea1he# that )la1e, an# the0 saw a 'rook lar/e an# )owerful as the mi/ht0 waters. 3D "n# the0 entere# the 'rook an# )asse# throu/h it, an# the waters at first rea1he# their le/s. 3E "n# the0 went #ee)er in the 'rook an# the waters rea1he# u) to their ne1ks, an# the0 were all terrifie# 'e1ause of the waterA an# while the0 were /oin/ o%er the 'rook "'raham re1o/ni=e# that )la1e, an# he knew that there was no water there 'efore. 3F "n# "'raham sai# to his son Isaa1, I know this )la1e in whi1h there was no 'rook nor water, now therefore it is this Satan who #oes all this to us, to #raw us asi#e this #a0 from the 1omman#s of -o#. 38 "n# "'raham re'uke# him an# sai# to him, he 9or# re'uke 0ou, 7 Satan, 'e/one from us for we /o '0 the 1omman#s of -o#. 3G "n# Satan was terrifie# at the %oi1e of "'raham, an# he went awa0 from them, an# the )la1e a/ain 'e1ame #r0 lan# as it was at first. C0 "n# "'raham went with Isaa1 towar# the )la1e that -o# ha# tol# him. C1 "n# on the thir# #a0 "'raham lifte# u) his e0es an# saw the )la1e at a #istan1e whi1h -o# ha# tol# him of. CB "n# a )illar of fire a))eare# to him that rea1he# from the earth to hea%en, an# a 1lou# of /lor0 u)on the mountain, an# the /lor0 of the 9or# was seen in the 1lou#. C3 "n# "'raham sai# to Isaa1, ,0 son, #o 0ou see in that mountain, whi1h we )er1ei%e at a #istan1e, that whi1h I see u)on it? CC "n# Isaa1 answere# an# sai# to his father, I see an# lo a )illar of fire an# a 1lou#, an# the /lor0 of the 9or# is seen u)on the 1lou#. CD "n# "'raham knew that his son Isaa1 was a11e)te# 'efore the 9or# for a 'urnt offerin/. CE "n# "'raham sai# to $lie=er an# to Ishmael his son, 2o 0ou also see that whi1h we see u)on the mountain whi1h is at a #istan1e? CF "n# the0 answere# an# sai#, 3e see nothin/ more than like the other mountains of the earth. "n# "'raham knew that the0 were not a11e)te# 'efore the 9or# to /o with them, an# "'raham sai# to them, "'i#e here with the ass while I an# Isaa1 m0 son /o to that mount an# worshi) there 'efore the 9or# an# then return to 0ou. C8 "n# $lie=er an# Ishmael remaine# in that )la1e, as "'raham ha# 1omman#e#. CG "n# "'raham took woo# for a 'urnt offerin/ an# )la1e# it u)on his son Isaa1, an# he took the fire an# the knife, an# the0 'oth went to that )la1e. D0 "n# when the0 were /oin/ alon/ Isaa1 sai# to his father, I see here the fire an# woo#, an#
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where then is the lam' that is to 'e the 'urnt offerin/ 'efore the 9or#? D1 "n# "'raham answere# his son Isaa1, sa0in/, he 9or# has ma#e 1hoi1e of 0ou m0 son, to 'e a )erfe1t 'urnt offerin/ instea# of the lam'. DB "n# Isaa1 sai# to his father, I will #o all that the 9or# s)oke to 0ou with >o0 an# 1heerfulness of heart. D3 "n# "'raham a/ain sai# to Isaa1 his son, Is there in 0our heart an0 thou/ht or 1ounsel 1on1ernin/ this, whi1h is not )ro)er? ell me m0 son, I )ra0 0ou, 7 m0 son 1on1eal it not from me. DC "n# Isaa1 answere# his father "'raham an# sai# to him, 7 m0 father, as the 9or# li%es an# as 0our soul li%es, there is nothin/ in m0 heart to 1ause me to #e%iate either to the ri/ht or to the left from the wor# that he has s)oken to 0ou. DD 6either lim' nor mus1le has mo%e# or stirre# at this, nor is there in m0 heart an0 thou/ht or e%il 1ounsel 1on1ernin/ this. DE But I am of >o0ful an# 1heerful heart in this matter, an# I sa0, Blesse# is the 9or# who has this #a0 1hosen me to 'e a 'urnt offerin/ 'efore 4im. DF "n# "'raham /reatl0 re>oi1e# at the wor#s of Isaa1, an# the0 went on an# 1ame to/ether to that )la1e that the 9or# ha# s)oken of. D8 "n# "'raham a))roa1he# to 'uil# the altar in that )la1e, an# "'raham was wee)in/, an# Isaa1 took stones an# mortar until the0 ha# finishe# 'uil#in/ the altar. DG "n# "'raham took the woo# an# )la1e# it in or#er u)on the altar whi1h he ha# 'uilt. E0 "n# he took his son Isaa1 an# 'oun# him in or#er to )la1e him u)on the woo# whi1h was u)on the altar, to sla0 him for a 'urnt offerin/ 'efore the 9or#. E1 "n# Isaa1 sai# to his father, Bin# me se1urel0 an# then )la1e me u)on the altar for fear that I shoul# turn an# mo%e, an# 'reak loose from the for1e of the knife u)on m0 flesh an# from it )rofane the 'urnt offerin/A an# "'raham #i# so. EB "n# Isaa1 still sai# to his father, 7 m0 father, when 0ou ha%e slain me an# 'urnt me for an offerin/, take with 0ou that whi1h shall remain of m0 ashes to 'rin/ to Sarah m0 mother, an# sa0 to her, his is the sweet smellin/ sa%or of Isaa1A 'ut #o not tell her this if she shoul# sit near a well or u)on an0 hi/h )la1e, for fear that she shoul# 1ast her soul after me an# #ie. E3 "n# "'raham hear# the wor#s of Isaa1, an# he lifte# u) his %oi1e an# we)t when Isaa1 s)oke these wor#sA an# "'raham8s tears /ushe# #own u)on Isaa1 his son, an# Isaa1 we)t 'itterl0, an# he sai# to his father, 4urr0, 7 m0 father, an# #o with me the will of the 9or# our -o# as 4e has 1omman#e# 0ou. EC "n# the hearts of "'raham an# Isaa1 re>oi1e# at this thin/ whi1h the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# themA 'ut the e0e we)t 'itterl0 while the heart re>oi1e#. ED "n# "'raham 'oun# his son Isaa1, an# )la1e# him on the altar u)on the woo#, an# Isaa1 stret1he# out his ne1k u)on the altar 'efore his father, an# "'raham stret1he# out his han# to take the knife to sla0 his son as a 'urnt offerin/ 'efore the 9or#. EE "t that time the an/els of mer10 1ame 'efore the 9or# an# s)oke to him 1on1ernin/ Isaa1, sa0in/, EF 0 9or#, 0ou are a mer1iful an# 1om)assionate (in/ o%er all that 0ou ha%e 1reate# in hea%en an# in earth, an# 0ou su))ort them allA /i%e therefore ransom an# re#em)tion instea# of 0our ser%ant Isaa1, an# )it0 an# ha%e 1om)assion u)on "'raham an# Isaa1 his son, who are this #a0 )erformin/ 0our 1omman#s. E8 ha%e 0ou seen, 7 9or#, how Isaa1 the son of "'raham 0our ser%ant is 'oun# #own to the slau/hter like an animal? now therefore let 0our )it0 'e rouse# for them, 7 9or#.
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EG "t that time the 9or# a))eare# to "'raham, an# 1alle# to him, from hea%en, an# sai# to him, 2o not la0 0our han# u)on the la#, neither #o 0ou an0 thin/ to him, for now I know that 0ou fear -o# in )erformin/ this a1t, an# in not withhol#in/ 0our son, 0our onl0 son, from me. F0 "n# "'raham lifte# u) his e0es an# saw, an# a ram was 1au/ht in a thi1ket '0 his hornsA that was the ram whi1h the 9or# -o# ha# 1reate# in the earth in the #a0 that he ma#e earth an# hea%en. F1 &or the 9or# ha# )re)are# this ram from that #a0, to 'e a 'urnt offerin/ instea# of Isaa1. FB "n# this ram was a#%an1in/ to "'raham when Satan 1au/ht hol# of him an# entan/le# his horns in the thi1ket, that he mi/ht not a#%an1e to "'raham, in or#er that "'raham mi/ht sla0 his son. F3 "n# "'raham, seein/ the ram a#%an1in/ to him an# Satan withhol#in/ him, fet1he# him an# 'rou/ht him 'efore the altar, an# he loosene# his son Isaa1 from his 'in#in/, an# he )ut the ram in his stea#, an# "'raham kille# the ram u)on the altar, an# 'rou/ht it u) as an offerin/ in the )la1e of his son Isaa1. FC "n# "'raham s)rinkle# some of the 'loo# of the ram u)on the altar, an# he e:1laime# an# sai#, his is in the )la1e of m0 son, an# ma0 this 'e 1onsi#ere# this #a0 as the 'loo# of m0 son 'efore the 9or#. FD "n# all that "'raham #i# on this o11asion '0 the altar, he woul# e:1laim an# sa0, his is in the room of m0 son, an# ma0 it this #a0 'e 1onsi#ere# 'efore the 9or# in the )la1e of m0 sonA an# "'raham finishe# the whole of the ser%i1e '0 the altar, an# the ser%i1e was a11e)te# 'efore the 9or#, an# was a11ounte# as if it ha# 'een Isaa1A an# the 9or# 'lesse# "'raham an# his see# on that #a0. FE "n# Satan went to Sarah, an# he a))eare# to her in the fi/ure of an ol# man %er0 hum'le an# meek, an# "'raham was 0et en/a/e# in the 'urnt offerin/ 'efore the 9or#. FF "n# he sai# to her, 2o 0ou not know all the work that "'raham has ma#e with 0our onl0 son this #a0? for he took Isaa1 an# 'uilt an altar, an# kille# him, an# 'rou/ht him u) as a sa1rifi1e u)on the altar, an# Isaa1 1rie# an# we)t 'efore his father, 'ut he #i# not look at him, neither #i# he ha%e 1om)assion o%er him. F8 "n# Satan re)eate# these wor#s, an# he went awa0 from her, an# Sarah hear# all the wor#s of Satan, an# she ima/ine# him to 'e an ol# man from amon/ the sons of men who ha# 'een with her son, an# ha# 1ome an# tol# her these thin/s. FG "n# Sarah lifte# u) her %oi1e an# we)t an# 1rie# out 'itterl0 'e1ause of her sonA an# she threw herself u)on the /roun# an# she 1ast #ust u)on her hea#, an# she sai#, 7 m0 son, Isaa1 m0 son, 7 that I ha# this #a0 #ie# instea# of 0ou. "n# she 1ontinue# to wee) an# sai#, It /rie%es me for 0ou, 7 m0 son, m0 son Isaa1, 7 that I ha# #ie# this #a0 in 0our stea#. 80 "n# she still 1ontinue# to wee), an# sai#, It /rie%es me for 0ou after that I ha%e reare# 0ou an# ha%e 'rou/ht 0ou u)A now m0 >o0 is turne# into mournin/ o%er 0ou, I that ha# a lon/in/ for 0ou, an# 1rie# an# )ra0e# to -o# untill I 'ore 0ou at ninet0 0ears ol#A an# now ha%e 0ou ser%e# this #a0 for the knife an# the fire, to 'e ma#e an offerin/. 81 But I 1onsole m0self with 0ou, m0 son, in its 'ein/ the wor# of the 9or#, for 0ou )erforme# the 1omman# of 0our -o#A for who 1an trans/ress the wor# of our -o#, in whose han#s is the soul of e%er0 li%in/ 1reature? 8B 0ou are >ust, 7 9or# our -o#, for all 0our works are /oo# an# ri/hteousA for I also am re>oi1e# with 0our wor# whi1h 0ou 1omman#e#, an# while mine e0e wee)s 'itterl0 m0 heart re>oi1eth. 83 "n# Sarah lai# her hea# u)on the 'osom of one of her han#mai#s, an# she 'e1ame as still as a
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stone. 8C She afterwar# rose u) an# went a'out makin/ in@uiries untill she 1ame to 4e'ron, an# she in@uire# of all those whom she met walkin/ in the roa#, an# no one 1oul# tell her what ha# ha))ene# to her son. 8D "n# she 1ame with her mai# ser%ants an# men ser%ants to (ireath-ar'a, whi1h is 4e'ron, an# she aske# 1on1ernin/ her Son, an# she remaine# there while she sent some of her ser%ants to seek where "'raham ha# /one with Isaa1A the0 went to seek him in the house of Shem an# $'er, an# the0 1oul# not fin# him, an# the0 sou/ht throu/hout the lan# an# he was not there. 8E "n# Satan 1ame to Sarah in the sha)e of an ol# man, an# he 1ame an# stoo# 'efore her, an# he sai# to her, I s)oke falsel0 to 0ou, for "'raham #i# not kill his son an# he is not #ea#A an# when she hear# the wor# her >o0 was so e:1ee#in/l0 %iolent 'e1ause of her son, that her soul went out throu/h >o0A she #ie# an# was /athere# to her )eo)le. 8F "n# when "'raham ha# finishe# his ser%i1e he returne# with his son Isaa1 to his 0oun/ men, an# the0 rose u) an# went to/ether to Beershe'a, an# the0 1ame home. 88 "n# "'raham sou/ht for Sarah, an# 1oul# not fin# her, an# he ma#e in@uiries 1on1ernin/ her, an# the0 sai# to him, She went as far as 4e'ron to seek 0ou 'oth where 0ou ha# /one, for in this manner was she informe#. 8G "n# "'raham an# Isaa1 went to her to 4e'ron, an# when the0 foun# that she was #ea# the0 lifte# u) their %oi1es an# we)t 'itterl0 o%er herA an# Isaa1 fell u)on his mother8s fa1e an# we)t o%er her, an# he sai#, 7 m0 mother, m0 mother, how ha%e 0ou left me, an# where ha%e 0ou /one? 7 how, how ha%e 0ou left meH G0 "n# "'raham an# Isaa1 we)t /reatl0 an# all their ser%ants we)t with them 'e1ause of Sarah, an# the0 mourne# o%er her a /reat an# hea%0 mournin/.

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1 "n# the life of Sarah was one hun#re# an# twent0-se%en 0ears, an# Sarah #ie#A an# "'raham rose u) from 'efore his #ea# to seek a 'urial )la1e to 'ur0 his wife SarahA an# he went an# s)oke to the 1hil#ren of 4eth, the inha'itants of the lan#, sa0in/, B I am a stran/er an# a so>ourner with 0ou in 0our lan#A /i%e me a )ossession of a 'urial )la1e in 0our lan#, that I ma0 'ur0 m0 #ea# from 'efore me. 3 "n# the 1hil#ren of 4eth sai# to "'raham, he lan# is 'efore 0ou, in the 1hoi1e of our se)ul1hers 'ur0 0our #ea#, for no man shall withhol# 0ou from 'ur0in/ 0our #ea#. C "n# "'raham sai# to them, If 0ou are a/reea'le to this /o an# entreat for me to $)hron, the son of ?o1har, re@uestin/ that he ma0 /i%e me the 1a%e of ,a1h)elah, whi1h is in the en# of his fiel#, an# I will )ur1hase it of him for whate%er he #esire for it. D "n# $)hron #welt amon/ the 1hil#ren of 4eth, an# the0 went an# 1alle# for him, an# he 1ame 'efore "'raham, an# $)hron sai# to "'raham, "ll 0ou re@uire 0our ser%ant will #oA an# "'raham sai#, 6o, 'ut I will 'u0 the 1a%e an# the fiel# whi1h 0ou ha%e for %alue, In or#er that it ma0 'e for a )ossession of a 'urial )la1e for e%er. E "n# $)hron answere# an# sai#, he fiel# an# the 1a%e are 'efore 0ou, /i%e whate%er 0ou #esireA an# "'raham sai#, 7nl0 at full %alue will I 'u0 it from 0our han#, an# from the han#s of those that /o in at the /ate of 0our 1it0, an# from the han# of 0our see# for e%er. F "n# $)hron an# all his 'rothers hear# this, an# "'raham wei/he# to $)hron four hun#re# shekels of sil%er in the han#s of $)hron an# in the han#s of all his 'rothersA an# "'raham wrote this transa1tion, an# he wrote it an# testifie# it with four witnesses.
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8 "n# these are the names of the witnesses, "mi/al son of "'ishna the 4ittite, "#i1horom son of "shuna1h the 4i%ite, "'#on son of "1hiram the -omerite, Bak#il the son of "'u#ish the ?i#onite. G "n# "'raham took the 'ook of the )ur1hase, an# )la1e# it in his treasures, an# these are the wor#s that "'raham wrote in the 'ook, namel0: 10 hat the 1a%e an# the fiel# "'raham 'ou/ht from $)hron the 4ittite, an# from his see#, an# from those that /o out of his 1it0, an# from their see# for e%er, are to 'e a )ur1hase to "'raham an# to his see# an# to those that /o out from his loins, for a )ossession of a 'urial )la1e for e%erA an# he )ut a si/net to it an# testifie# it with witnesses. 11 "n# the fiel# an# the 1a%e that was in it an# all that )la1e were ma#e sure to "'raham an# to his see# after him, from the 1hil#ren of 4ethA it is 'efore ,amre in 4e'ron, whi1h is in the lan# of !anaan. 1B "n# after this "'raham 'urie# his wife Sarah there, an# that )la1e an# all its 'oun#ar0 'e1ame to "'raham an# to his see# for a )ossession of a 'urial )la1e. 13 "n# "'raham 'urie# Sarah with )om) as o'ser%e# at the interment of kin/s, an# she was 'urie# in %er0 fine an# 'eautiful /arments. 1C "n# at her 'ier was Shem, his sons $'er an# "'imele1h, to/ether with "nar, "sh1ol an# ,amre, an# all the /ran#ees of the lan# followe# her 'ier. 1D "n# the #a0s of Sarah were one hun#re# an# twent0-se%en 0ears an# she #ie#, an# "'raham ma#e a /reat an# hea%0 mournin/, an# he )erforme# the rites of mournin/ for se%en #a0s. 1E "n# all the inha'itants of the lan# 1omforte# "'raham an# Isaa1 his son 'e1ause of Sarah. 1F "n# when the #a0s of their mournin/ )asse# '0 "'raham sent awa0 his son Isaa1, an# he went to the house of Shem an# $'er, to learn the wa0s of the 9or# an# his instru1tions, an# "'raham remaine# there three 0ears. 18 "t that time "'raham rose u) with all his ser%ants, an# the0 went an# returne# homewar# to Beershe'a, an# "'raham an# all his ser%ants remaine# in Beershe'a. 1G "n# at the re%olution of the 0ear "'imele1h kin/ of the .hilistines #ie# in that 0earA he was one hun#re# an# ninet0-three 0ears ol# at his #eathA an# "'raham went with his )eo)le to the lan# of the .hilistines, an# the0 1omforte# the whole househol# an# all his ser%ants, an# he then turne# an# went home. B0 "n# it was after the #eath of "'imele1h that the )eo)le of -erar took Benmali1h his son, an# he was onl0 twel%e 0ears ol#, an# the0 ma#e him l0in/ in the )la1e of his father. B1 "n# the0 1alle# his name "'imele1h after the name of his father, for in this manner was it their 1ustom to #o in -erar, an# "'imele1h rei/ne# instea# of "'imele1h his father, an# he sat u)on his throne. BB "n# 9ot the son of 4aran also #ie# in those #a0s, in the thirt0-ninth 0ear of the life of Isaa1, an# all the #a0s that 9ot li%e# were one hun#re# an# fort0 0ears an# he #ie#. B3 "n# these are the 1hil#ren of 9ot, that were 'orn to him '0 his #au/hters, the name of the first 'orn was ,oa', an# the name of the se1on# was Benami. BC "n# the two sons of 9ot went an# took themsel%es wi%es from the lan# of !anaan, an# the0 'ore 1hil#ren to them, an# the 1hil#ren of ,oa' were $#, ,a0on, arsus, an# (an%il, four sons, these are fathers to the 1hil#ren of ,oa' to this #a0. BD "n# all the families of the 1hil#ren of 9ot went to #well where%er the0 shoul# li/ht u)on, for the0 were fruitful an# in1rease# a'un#antl0. BE "n# the0 went an# 'uilt themsel%es 1ities in the lan# where the0 #welt, an# the0 1alle# the names of the 1ities whi1h the0 'uilt after their own names.
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BF "n# 6ahor the son of erah, 'rother to "'raham, #ie# in those #a0s in the fortieth 0ear of the life of Isaa1, an# all the #a0s of 6ahor were one hun#re# an# se%ent0-two 0ears an# he #ie# an# was 'urie# in 4aran. B8 "n# when "'raham hear# that his 'rother was #ea# he /rie%e# sa#l0, an# he mourne# o%er his 'rother man0 #a0s. BG "n# "'raham 1alle# for $lie=er his hea# ser%ant, to /i%e him or#ers 1on1ernin/ his house, an# he 1ame an# stoo# 'efore him. 30 "n# "'raham sai# to him, I am ol#, I #o not know the #a0 of m0 #eathA for I am a#%an1e# in #a0sA now therefore rise u), /o out an# #o not take a wife for m0 son from this )la1e an# from this lan#, from the #au/hters of the !anaanites amon/ whom we #well. 31 But /o to m0 lan# an# to m0 'irth)la1e, an# take from there a wife for m0 son, an# the 9or# -o# of 4ea%en an# earth who took me from m0 father8s house an# 'rou/ht me to this )la1e, an# sai# to me, o 0our see# will I /i%e this lan# for an inheritan1e for e%er, he will sen# his an/el 'efore 0ou an# )ros)er 0our wa0, that 0ou ma0 o'tain a wife for m0 son from m0 famil0 an# from m0 father8s house. 3B "n# the ser%ant answere# his master "'raham an# sai#, I /o to 0our 'irth)la1e an# to 0our father8s house, an# take a wife for 0our son from thereA 'ut if the woman is not willin/ to follow me to this lan#, shall I take 0our son 'a1k to the lan# of 0our 'irth)la1e? 33 "n# "'raham sai# to him, Be min#ful that 0ou #o not 'rin/ m0 son here a/ain, for the 9or# 'efore whom I ha%e walke# he will sen# his an/el 'efore 0ou an# )ros)er 0our wa0. 3C "n# $lie=er #i# as "'raham or#ere# him, an# $lie=er swore to "'raham his master u)on this matterA an# $lie=er rose u) an# took ten 1amels of the 1amels of his master, an# ten men from his master8s ser%ants with him, an# the0 rose u) an# went to 4aran, the 1it0 of "'raham an# 6ahor, in or#er to fet1h a wife for Isaa1 the son of "'rahamA an# while the0 were /one "'raham sent to the house of Shem an# $'er, an# the0 'rou/ht from there his son Isaa1. 3D "n# Isaa1 1ame home to his father8s house to Beershe'a, while $lie=er an# his men 1ame to 4aranA an# the0 sto))e# in the 1it0 '0 the waterin/ )la1e, an# he ma#e his 1amels to kneel #own '0 the water an# the0 remaine# there. 3E "n# $lie=er, "'raham8s ser%ant, )ra0e# an# sai#, 7 -o# of "'raham m0 masterA sen# me I )ra0 0ou /oo# s)ee# this #a0 an# show kin#ness to m0 master, that 0ou a))oint this #a0 a wife for m0 master8s son from his famil0. 3F "n# the 9or# listene# to the %oi1e of $lie=er, for the sake of his ser%ant "'raham, an# he ha))ene# to meet with the #au/hter of Bethuel, the son of ,il1ah, the wife of 6ahor, 'rother to "'raham, an# $lie=er 1ame to her house. 38 "n# $lie=er relate# to them all his 1on1erns, an# that he was "'raham8s ser%ant, an# the0 /reatl0 re>oi1e# at him. 3G "n# the0 all 'lesse# the 9or# who 'rou/ht this thin/ a'out, an# the0 /a%e him +e'e11a, the #au/hter of Bethuel, for a wife for Isaa1. C0 "n# the 0oun/ woman was of %er0 'eautiful a))earan1e, she was a %ir/in, an# +e'e11a was ten 0ears ol# in those #a0s. C1 "n# Bethuel an# 9a'an an# his 1hil#ren ma#e a feast on that ni/ht, an# $lie=er an# his men 1ame an# ate an# #rank an# re>oi1e# there on that ni/ht. CB "n# $lie=er rose u) in the mornin/, he an# the men that were with him, an# he 1alle# to the whole househol# of Bethuel, sa0in/, Sen# me awa0 that I ma0 /o to m0 masterA an# the0 rose u) an# sent awa0 +e'e11a an# her nurse 2e'orah, the #au/hter of ;=, an# the0 /a%e her sil%er an# /ol#, men ser%ants an# mai# ser%ants, an# the0 'lesse# her.
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C3 "n# the0 sent $lie=er awa0 with his menA an# the ser%ants took +e'e11a, an# he went an# returne# to his master to the lan# of !anaan. CC "n# Isaa1 took +e'e11a an# she 'e1ame his wife, an# he 'rou/ht her into the tent. CD "n# Isaa1 was fort0 0ears ol# when he took +e'e11a, the #au/hter of his un1le Bethuel, for a wife.

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1 "n# it was at that time that "'raham a/ain took a wife in his ol# a/e, an# her name was (eturah, from the lan# of !anaan. B "n# she 'ore to him ?imran, Jokshan, ,e#an, ,i#ian, Ish'ak an# Shua1h, 'ein/ si: sons. "n# the 1hil#ren of ?imran were "'ihen, ,oli1h an# 6arim. 3 "n# the sons of Jokshan were She'a an# 2e#an, an# the sons of ,e#an were "mi#a, Joa', -o1hi, $lisha an# 6otha1hA an# the sons of ,i#ian were $)hah, $)her, !hano1h, "'i#a an# $l#aah. C "n# the sons of Ish'ak were ,akiro, Be0o#ua an# ator. D "n# the sons of Shua1h were Bil#a#, ,am#a#, ,unan an# ,e'anA all these are the families of the 1hil#ren of (eturah the !anaanitish woman whi1h she 'ore to "'raham the 4e'rew. E "n# "'raham sent all these awa0, an# he /a%e them /ifts, an# the0 went awa0 from his son Isaa1 to #well where%er the0 shoul# fin# a )la1e. F "n# all these went to the mountain at the east, an# the0 'uilt themsel%es si: 1ities in whi1h the0 #welt to this #a0. 8 But the 1hil#ren of She'a an# 2e#an, 1hil#ren of Jokshan, with their 1hil#ren, #i# not #well with their 'rothers in their 1ities, an# the0 >ourne0e# an# en1am)e# in the 1ountries an# wil#ernesses to this #a0. G "n# the 1hil#ren of ,i#ian, son of "'raham, went to the east of the lan# of !ush, an# the0 there foun# a lar/e %alle0 in the eastern 1ountr0, an# the0 remaine# there an# 'uilt a 1it0, an# the0 #welt in there, that is the lan# of ,i#ian to this #a0. 10 "n# ,i#ian #welt in the 1it0 whi1h he 'uilt, he an# his fi%e sons an# all 'elon/in/ to him. 11 "n# these are the names of the sons of ,i#ian a11or#in/ to their names in their 1ities, $)hah, $)her, !hano1h, "'i#a an# $l#aah. 1B "n# the sons of $)hah were ,etha1h, ,eshar, "%i an# =anua, an# the sons of $)her were $)hron, ?ur, "lirun an# ,e#in, an# the sons of !hano1h were +euel, +ekem, "=i, "l0oshu' an# "la#. 13 "n# the sons of "'i#a were !hur, ,elu#, (erur0, ,ol1hiA an# the sons of $l#aah were ,iker, an# +e'a, an# ,al1hi0ah an# -a'olA these are the names of the ,i#ianites a11or#in/ to their familiesA an# afterwar# the families of ,i#ian s)rea# throu/hout the lan# of ,i#ian. 1C "n# these are the /enerations of Ishmael the son "'raham, whom 4a/ar, Sarah8s han#mai#, 'ore to "'raham. 1D "n# Ishmael took a wife from the lan# of $/0)t, an# her name was +i'ah, the same is ,eri'ah. 1E "n# +i'ah 'ore to Ishmael 6e'a0oth, (e#ar, "#'eel, ,i'sam an# their sister Bosmath. 1F "n# Ishmael 1ast awa0 his wife +i'ah, an# she went from him an# returne# to $/0)t to the house of her father, an# she #welt there, for she ha# 'een %er0 'a# in the si/ht of Ishmael, an# in the si/ht of his father "'raham. 18 "n# Ishmael afterwar# took a wife from the lan# of !anaan, an# her name was ,al1huth, an#
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she 'ore to him 6ishma, 2umah, ,asa, !ha#a#, ema, 5etur, 6a)hish an# (e#ma. 1G hese are the sons of Ishmael, an# these are their names, 'ein/ twel%e )rin1es a11or#in/ to their nationsA an# the families of Ishmael afterwar# s)rea# out, an# Ishmael took his 1hil#ren an# all the )ro)ert0 that he ha# /aine#, to/ether with the souls of his househol# an# all 'elon/in/ to him, an# the0 went to #well where the0 shoul# fin# a )la1e. B0 "n# the0 went an# #welt near the wil#erness of .aran, an# their #wellin/ was from 4a%ilah to Shur, that is 'efore $/0)t as 0ou 1ome towar# "ss0ria. B1 "n# Ishmael an# his sons #welt in the lan#, an# the0 ha# 1hil#ren 'orn to them, an# the0 were fruitful an# in1rease# a'un#antl0. BB "n# these are the names of the sons of 6e'a0oth the first 'orn of IshmaelA ,en#, Sen#, ,a0onA an# the sons of (e#ar were "l0on, (e=em, !hama# an# $li. B3 "n# the sons of "#'eel were !hama# an# Ja'inA an# the sons of ,i'sam were 7'a#iah, $'e#mele1h an# 5eushA these are the families of the 1hil#ren of +i'ah the wife of Ishmael. BC "n# the sons of ,ishma the son of Ishmael were Shamua, ?e1ar0on an# 7'e#A an# the sons of 2umah were (e=e#, $li, ,a1hma# an# "me#. BD "n# the sons of ,asa were ,elon, ,ula an# $'i#a#onA an# the sons of !ha#a# were "=ur, ,in=ar an# $'e#mele1hA an# the sons of ema were Seir, Sa#on an# 5akol. BE "n# the sons of 5etur were ,erith, 5aish, "l0o, an# .a1hothA an# the sons of 6a)hish were $'e#- ame#, "'i0asa)h an# ,irA an# the sons of (e#ma were !ali), a1hti, an# 7mirA these were the 1hil#ren of ,al1huth the wife of Ishmael a11or#in/ to their families. BF "ll these are the families of Ishmael a11or#in/ to their /enerations, an# the0 #welt in those lan#s with whi1h the0 ha# 'uilt themsel%es 1ities to this #a0. B8 "n# +e'e11a the #au/hter of Bethuel, the wife of "'raham8s son Isaa1, was 'arren in those #a0s, she ha# no offs)rin/A an# Isaa1 #welt with his father in the lan# of !anaanA an# the 9or# was with Isaa1A an# "r)a1hsha# the son of Shem the son of 6oah #ie# in those #a0s, in the fort0ei/hth 0ear of the life of Isaa1, an# all the #a0s that "r)a1hsha# li%e# were four hun#re# an# thirt0-ei/ht 0ears, an# he #ie#.

%HA$TER *1 "n# in the fift0-ninth 0ear of the life of Isaa1 the son of "'raham, +e'e11a his wife was still 'arren in those #a0s. B "n# +e'e11a sai# to Isaa1, rul0 I ha%e hear#, m0 lor#, that 0our mother Sarah was 'arren in her #a0s until m0 9or# "'raham, 0our father, )ra0e# for her an# she 1on1ei%e# '0 him. 3 6ow therefore stan# u), )ra0 0ou also to -o# an# he will hear 0our )ra0er an# remem'er us throu/h his mer1ies. C "n# Isaa1 answere# his wife +e'e11a, sa0in/, "'raham has alrea#0 )ra0e# for me to -o# to multi)l0 his see#, now therefore this 'arrenness must )ro1ee# to us from 0ou. D "n# +e'e11a sai# to him, But arise now 0ou also an# )ra0, that the 9or# ma0 hear 0our )ra0er an# /rant me 1hil#ren, an# Isaa1 listene# to the wor#s of his wife, an# Isaa1 an# his wife rose u) an# went to the lan# of ,oriah to )ra0 there an# to seek the 9or#, an# when the0 ha# rea1he# that )la1e Isaa1 stoo# u) an# )ra0e# to the 9or# 'e1ause of his wife 'e1ause she was 'arren. E "n# Isaa1 sai#, 7 9or# -o# of hea%en an# earth, whose /oo#ness an# mer1ies fill the earth, 0ou who took m0 father from his father8s house an# from his 'irth)la1e, an# 'rou/ht him to this lan#, an# sai# to him, o 0our see# will I /i%e the lan#, an# 0ou )romise# him an# #e1lare# to him, I will multi)l0 0our see# as the stars of hea%en an# as the san# of the sea, now ma0 0our
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wor#s 'e %erifie# whi1h 0ou s)oke to m0 father. F &or 0ou are the 9or# our -o#, our e0es are towar# 0ou to /i%e us see# of men, as 0ou )romise# us, for 0ou are the 9or# our -o# an# our e0es are #ire1te# towar# 0ou onl0. 8 "n# the 9or# hear# the )ra0er of Isaa1 the son of "'raham, an# the 9or# was entreate# of him an# +e'e11a his wife 1on1ei%e#. G "n# in a'out se%en months after the 1hil#ren stru//le# to/ether within her, an# it )aine# her /reatl0 that she was wearie# 'e1ause of them, an# she sai# to all the women who were then in the lan#, 2i# su1h a thin/ ha))en to 0ou as it has to me? an# the0 sai# to her, 6o. 10 "n# she sai# to them, 3h0 am I alone in this amon/ all the women that were u)on earth? an# she went to the lan# of ,oriah to seek the 9or# 'e1ause of thisA an# she went to Shem an# $'er his son to make in@uiries of them in this matter, an# that the0 shoul# seek the 9or# in this thin/ res)e1tin/ her. 11 "n# she also aske# "'raham to seek an# in@uire of the 9or# a'out all that ha# ha))ene# to her. 1B "n# the0 all in@uire# of the 9or# 1on1ernin/ this matter, an# the0 'rou/ht her wor# from the 9or# an# tol# her, wo 1hil#ren are in 0our wom', an# two nations shall rise from themA an# one nation shall 'e stron/er than the other, an# the /reater shall ser%e the 0oun/er. 13 "n# when her #a0s to 'e #eli%ere# were 1om)lete#, she knelt #own, an# there were twins in her wom', as the 9or# ha# s)oken to her. 1C "n# the first 1ame out re# all o%er like a hair0 /arment, an# all the )eo)le of the lan# 1alle# his name $sau, sa0in/, hat this one was ma#e 1om)lete from the wom'. 1D "n# after that 1ame his 'rother, an# his han# took hol# of $sau8s heel, therefore the0 1alle# his name Ja1o'. 1E "n# Isaa1, the son of "'raham, was si:t0 0ears ol# when he fathere# them. 1F "n# the 'o0s /rew u) to their fifteenth 0ear, an# the0 1ame amon/ the so1iet0 of men. $sau was a #esi/nin/ an# #e1eitful man, an# an e:)ert hunter in the fiel#, an# Ja1o' was a man )erfe1t an# wise, #wellin/ in tents, fee#in/ flo1ks an# learnin/ the instru1tions of the 9or# an# the 1omman#s of his father an# mother. 18 "n# Isaa1 an# the 1hil#ren of his househol# #welt with his father "'raham in the lan# of !anaan, as -o# ha# 1omman#e# them. 1G "n# Ishmael the son of "'raham went with his 1hil#ren an# all 'elon/in/ to them, an# the0 returne# there to the lan# of 4a%ilah, an# the0 #welt there. B0 "n# all the 1hil#ren of "'raham8s 1on1u'ines went to #well in the lan# of the east, for "'raham ha# sent them awa0 from his son, an# ha# /i%en them )resents, an# the0 went awa0. B1 "n# "'raham /a%e all that he ha# to his son Isaa1, an# he also /a%e him all his treasures. BB "n# he 1omman#e# him sa0in/, 2o 0ou not know an# un#erstan# the 9or# is -o# in hea%en an# in earth, an# there is no other 'esi#e him? B3 "n# it was he who took me from m0 father8s house, an# from m0 'irth )la1e, an# /a%e me all the #eli/hts u)on earthA who #eli%ere# me from the 1ounsel of the wi1ke#, for in him #i# I trust. BC "n# he 'rou/ht me to this )la1e, an# he #eli%ere# me from ;r !as#imA an# he sai# to me, o 0our see# will I /i%e all these lan#s, an# the0 shall inherit them when the0 kee) m0 1omman#ments, m0 statutes an# m0 >u#/ments that I ha%e 1omman#e# 0ou, an# whi1h I shall 1omman# them. BD 6ow therefore m0 son, listen to m0 %oi1e, an# kee) the 1omman#ments of the 9or# 0our -o#, whi1h I 1omman#e# 0ou, #o not turn from the ri/ht wa0 either to the ri/ht or to the left, in or#er that it ma0 'e well with 0ou an# 0our 1hil#ren after 0ou fore%er.
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BE "n# remem'er the won#erful works of the 9or#, an# his kin#ness that he has shown towar# us, in ha%in/ #eli%ere# us from the han#s of our enemies, an# the 9or# our -o# 1ause# them to fall into our han#sA an# now therefore kee) all that I ha%e 1omman#e# 0ou, an# #o not turn awa0 from the 1omman#ments of 0our -o#, an# ser%e none 'esi#e him, in or#er that it ma0 'e well with 0ou an# 0our see# after 0ou. BF "n# tea1h 0ou 0our 1hil#ren an# 0our see# the instru1tions of the 9or# an# his 1omman#ments, an# tea1h them the u)ri/ht wa0 in whi1h the0 shoul# /o, in or#er that it ma0 'e well with them fore%er. B8 "n# Isaa1 answere# his father an# sai# to him, hat whi1h m0 9or# has 1omman#e# that will I #o, an# I will not #e)art from the 1omman#s of the 9or# m0 -o#, I will kee) all that he 1omman#e# meA an# "'raham 'lesse# his son Isaa1, an# also his 1hil#renA an# "'raham tau/ht Ja1o' the instru1tion of the 9or# an# his wa0s. BG "n# it was at that time that "'raham #ie#, in the fifteenth 0ear of the life of Ja1o' an# $sau, the sons of Isaa1, an# all the #a0s of "'raham were one hun#re# an# se%ent0-fi%e 0ears, an# he #ie# an# was /athere# to his )eo)le in /oo# ol# a/e, ol# an# satisfie# with #a0s, an# Isaa1 an# Ishmael his sons 'urie# him. 30 "n# when the inha'itants of !anaan hear# that "'raham was #ea#, the0 all 1ame with their kin/s an# )rin1es an# all their men to 'ur0 "'raham. 31 "n# all the inha'itants of the lan# of 4aran, an# all the families of the house of "'raham, an# all the )rin1es an# /ran#ees, an# the sons of "'raham '0 the 1on1u'ines, all 1ame when the0 hear# of "'raham8s #eath, an# the0 re)a0e# "'raham8s kin#ness, an# 1omforte# Isaa1 his son, an# the0 'urie# "'raham in the 1a%e whi1h he 'ou/ht from $)hron the 4ittite an# his 1hil#ren, for the )ossession of a 'urial )la1e. 3B "n# all the inha'itants of !anaan, an# all those who ha# known "'raham, we)t for "'raham a whole 0ear, an# men an# women mourne# o%er him. 33 "n# all the little 1hil#ren, an# all the inha'itants of the lan# we)t 'e1ause of "'raham, for "'raham ha# 'een /oo# to them all, an# 'e1ause he ha# 'een u)ri/ht with -o# an# men. 3C "n# there ne%er arose a man who feare# -o# like to "'raham, for he ha# feare# his -o# from his 0outh, an# ha# ser%e# the 9or#, an# ha# /one in all his wa0s #urin/ his life, from his 1hil#hoo# to the #a0 of his #eath. 3D "n# the 9or# was with him an# #eli%ere# him from the 1ounsel of 6imro# an# his )eo)le, an# when he ma#e war with the four kin/s of $lam he 1on@uere# them. 3E "n# he 'rou/ht all the 1hil#ren of the earth to the ser%i1e of -o#, an# he tau/ht them the wa0s of the 9or#, an# 1ause# them to know the 9or#. 3F "n# he forme# a /ro%e an# he )lante# a %ine0ar# in there, an# he ha# alwa0s )re)are# in his tent meat an# #rink to those that )asse# throu/h the lan#, that the0 mi/ht satisf0 themsel%es in his house. 38 "n# the 9or# -o# #eli%ere# the whole earth 'e1ause of "'raham. 3G "n# it was after the #eath of "'raham that -o# 'lesse# his son Isaa1 an# his 1hil#ren, an# the 9or# was with Isaa1 as he ha# 'een with his father "'raham, for Isaa1 ke)t all the 1omman#ments of the 9or# as "'raham his father ha# 1omman#e# himA he #i# not turn to the ri/ht or to the left from the ri/ht )ath whi1h his father ha# 1omman#e# him.

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1 "n# $sau at that time, after the #eath of "'raham, fre@uentl0 went in the fiel# to hunt. B "n# 6imro# kin/ of Ba'el, the same was "mra)hel, also fre@uentl0 went with his mi/ht0 men to hunt in the fiel#, an# to walk a'out with his men in the 1ool of the #a0. 3 "n# 6imro# was o'ser%in/ $sau all the #a0s, for a >ealous0 was forme# in the heart of 6imro# a/ainst $sau all the #a0s. C "n# on a 1ertain #a0 $sau went in the fiel# to hunt, an# he foun# 6imro# walkin/ in the wil#erness with his two men. D "n# all his mi/ht0 men an# his )eo)le were with him in the wil#erness, 'ut the0 remo%e# at a #istan1e from him, an# the0 went from him in #ifferent #ire1tions to hunt, an# $sau 1on1eale# himself for 6imro#, an# he lurke# for him in the wil#erness. E "n# 6imro# an# his men that were with him #i# not know him, an# 6imro# an# his men fre@uentl0 walke# a'out in the fiel# at the 1ool of the #a0, an# to know where his men were huntin/ in the fiel#. F "n# 6imro# an# two of his men that were with him 1ame to the )la1e where the0 were, when $sau starte# su##enl0 from his lurkin/ )la1e, an# #rew his swor#, an# hurrie# an# ran to 6imro# an# 1ut off his hea#. 8 "n# $sau fou/ht a #es)erate fi/ht with the two men that were with 6imro#, an# when the0 1alle# out to him, $sau turne# to them an# stru1k them to #eath with his swor#. G "n# all the mi/ht0 men of 6imro#, who ha# left him to /o to the wil#erness, hear# the 1r0 at a #istan1e, an# the0 knew the %oi1es of those two men, an# the0 ran to know the 1ause of it, when the0 foun# their kin/ an# the two men that were with him l0in/ #ea# in the wil#erness. 10 "n# when $sau saw the mi/ht0 men of 6imro# 1omin/ at a #istan1e, he fle#, an# '0 that means es1a)e#A an# $sau took the %alua'le /arments of 6imro#, whi1h 6imro#8s father ha# )asse# to 6imro#, an# with whi1h 6imro# )re%aile# o%er the whole lan#, an# he ran an# 1on1eale# them in his house. 11 "n# $sau took those /arments an# ran into the 1it0 'e1ause of 6imro#8s men, an# he 1ame to his father8s house wearie# an# e:hauste# from fi/ht, an# he was rea#0 to #ie throu/h /rief when he a))roa1he# his 'rother Ja1o' an# sat 'efore him. 1B "n# he sai# to his 'rother Ja1o', I shall #ie this #a0, an# for what reason then #o I want the 'irthri/ht? "n# Ja1o' a1te# wisel0 with $sau in this matter, an# $sau sol# his 'irthri/ht to Ja1o', for it was so 'rou/ht a'out '0 the 9or#. 13 "n# $sau8s )ortion in the 1a%e of the fiel# of ,a1h)elah, whi1h "'raham ha# 'ou/ht from the 1hil#ren of 4eth for the )ossession of a 'urial /roun#, $sau also sol# to Ja1o', an# Ja1o' 'ou/ht all this from his 'rother $sau for %alue /i%en. 1C "n# Ja1o' wrote the whole of this in a 'ook, an# he testifie# the same with witnesses, an# he seale# it, an# the 'ook remaine# in the han#s of Ja1o'. 1D "n# when 6imro# the son of !ush #ie#, his men lifte# him u) an# 'rou/ht him in 1onsternation, an# 'urie# him in his 1it0, an# all the #a0s that 6imro# li%e# were two hun#re# an# fifteen 0ears an# he #ie#. 1E "n# the #a0s that 6imro# rei/ne# u)on the )eo)le of the lan# were one hun#re# an# ei/ht0fi%e 0earsA an# 6imro# #ie# '0 the swor# of $sau in shame an# 1ontem)t, an# the see# of "'raham 1ause# his #eath as he ha# seen in his #ream. 1F "n# at the #eath of 6imro# his kin/#om 'e1ame #i%i#e# into man0 #i%isions, an# all those )arts that 6imro# rei/ne# o%er were restore# to the res)e1ti%e kin/s of the lan#, who re1o%ere# them after the #eath of 6imro#, an# all the )eo)le of the house of 6imro# were for a lon/ time ensla%e# to all the other kin/s of the lan#.
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1 "n# in those #a0s, after the #eath of "'raham, in that 0ear the 9or# 'rou/ht a hea%0 famine in the lan#, an# while the famine was ra/in/ in the lan# of !anaan, Isaa1 rose u) to /o #own to $/0)t 'e1ause of the famine, as his father "'raham ha# #one. B "n# the 9or# a))eare# that ni/ht to Isaa1 an# he sai# to him, 2o not /o #own to $/0)t 'ut rise an# /o to -erar, to "'imele1h kin/ of the .hilistines, an# remain there untill the famine 1eases. 3 "n# Isaa1 rose u) an# went to -erar, as the 9or# 1omman#e# him, an# he remaine# there a full 0ear. C "n# when Isaa1 1ame to -erar, the )eo)le of the lan# saw that +e'e11a his wife was of a 'eautiful a))earan1e, an# the )eo)le of -erar aske# Isaa1 1on1ernin/ his wife, an# he sai#, She is m0 sister, for he was afrai# to sa0 she was his wife for fear that the )eo)le of the lan# shoul# sla0 him 'e1ause of her. D "n# the )rin1es of "'imele1h went an# )raise# the woman to the kin/, 'ut he #i# not answer them, neither #i# he atten# to their wor#s. E But he hear# them sa0 that Isaa1 #e1lare# her to 'e his sister, so the kin/ reser%e# this within himself. F "n# when Isaa1 ha# remaine# three months in the lan#, "'imele1h looke# out at the win#ow, an# he saw, an# Isaa1 was s)ortin/ with +e'e11a his wife, for Isaa1 #welt in the outer house 'elon/in/ to the kin/, so that the house of Isaa1 was o))osite the house of the kin/. 8 "n# the kin/ sai# to Isaa1, 3hat is this 0ou ha%e #one to us in sa0in/ of 0our wife, She is m0 sister? how easil0 mi/ht one of the /reat men of the )eo)le ha%e lain with her, an# 0ou woul# then ha%e 'rou/ht /uilt u)on us. G "n# Isaa1 sai# to "'imele1h, Be1ause I was afrai# for fear that I #ie 'e1ause of m0 wife, therefore I sai#, She is m0 sister. 10 "t that time "'imele1h /a%e or#ers to all his )rin1es an# /reat men, an# the0 took Isaa1 an# +e'e11a his wife an# 'rou/ht them 'efore the kin/. 11 "n# the kin/ 1omman#e# that the0 shoul# #ress them in )rin1el0 /arments, an# make them ri#e throu/h the streets of the 1it0, an# )ro1laim 'efore them throu/hout the lan#, sa0in/, his is the man an# this is his wifeA whoe%er tou1hes this man or his wife shall surel0 #ie. "n# Isaa1 returne# with his wife to the kin/8s house, an# the 9or# was with Isaa1 an# he 1ontinue# to wa: /reat an# la1ke# nothin/. 1B "n# the 9or# 1ause# Isaa1 to fin# fa%or in the si/ht of "'imele1h, an# in the si/ht of all his su'>e1ts, an# "'imele1h a1te# well with Isaa1, for "'imele1h remem'ere# the oath an# the 1o%enant that e:iste# 'etween his father an# "'raham. 13 "n# "'imele1h sai# to Isaa1, he whole earth is 'efore 0ouA #well where%er it ma0 seem /oo# in 0our si/ht until 0ou return to 0our lan#A an# "'imele1h /a%e Isaa1 fiel#s an# %ine0ar#s an# the 'est )art of the lan# of -erar, to sow an# rea) an# eat the fruits of the /roun# until the #a0s of the famine shoul# ha%e )asse# '0. 1C "n# Isaa1 sowe# in that lan#, an# re1ei%e# a hun#re#-fol# in the same 0ear, an# the 9or# 'lesse# him. 1D "n# the man wa:e# /reat, an# he ha# )ossession of flo1ks an# )ossession of her#s an# /reat store of ser%ants. 1E "n# when the #a0s of the famine ha# )asse# awa0 the 9or# a))eare# to Isaa1 an# sai# to him, +ise u), /o out from this )la1e an# return to 0our lan#, to the lan# of !anaanA an# Isaa1 rose u) an# returne# to 4e'ron whi1h is in the lan# of !anaan, he an# all 'elon/in/ to him as the 9or#
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1omman#e# him. 1F "n# after this Shela1h the son at "r)a1hsha# #ie# in that 0ear, whi1h is the ei/hteenth 0ear of the li%es of Ja1o' an# $sauA an# all the #a0s that Shela1h li%e# were four hun#re# an# thirt0three 0ears an# he #ie#. 18 "t that time Isaa1 sent his 0oun/er son Ja1o' to the house of Shem an# $'er, an# he learne# the instru1tions of the 9or#, an# Ja1o' remaine# in the house of Shem an# $'er for thirt0-two 0ears, an# $sau his 'rother #i# not /o, for he was not willin/ to /o, an# he remaine# in his father8s house in the lan# of !anaan. 1G "n# $sau was 1ontinuall0 huntin/ in the fiel#s to 'rin/ home what he 1oul# /et, so #i# $sau all the #a0s. B0 "n# $sau was a #esi/nin/ an# #e1eitful man, one who hunte# after the hearts of men an# in%ei/le# them, an# $sau was a %aliant man in the fiel#, an# in the 1ourse of time went as usual to huntA an# he 1ame as far as the fiel# of Seir, the same is $#om. B1 "n# he remaine# in the lan# of Seir huntin/ in the fiel# a 0ear an# four months. BB "n# $sau there saw in the lan# of Seir the #au/hter of a man of !anaan, an# her name was Jehu#ith, the #au/hter of Beeri, son of $)her, from the families of 4eth the son of !anaan. B3 "n# $sau took her for a wife, an# he 1ame to herA fort0 0ears ol# was $sau when he took her, an# he 'rou/ht her to 4e'ron, the lan# of his father8s #wellin/ )la1e, an# he #welt there. BC "n# it 1ame to )ass in those #a0s, in the hun#re# an# tenth 0ear of the life of Isaa1, that is in the fiftieth 0ear of the life of Ja1o', in that 0ear #ie# Shem the son of 6oahA Shem was si: hun#re# 0ears ol# at his #eath. BD "n# when Shem #ie# Ja1o' returne# to his father to 4e'ron whi1h is in the lan# of !anaan. BE "n# in the fift0-si:th 0ear of the life of Ja1o', )eo)le 1ame from 4aran, an# +e'e11a was tol# 1on1ernin/ her 'rother 9a'an the son of Bethuel. BF &or the wife of 9a'an was 'arren in those #a0s, an# 'ore no 1hil#ren, an# also all his han#mai#s 'ore none to him. B8 "n# the 9or# afterwar# remem'ere# "#inah the wife of 9a'an, an# she 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore twin #au/hters, an# 9a'an 1alle# the names of his #au/hters, the name of the el#er 9eah, an# the name of the 0oun/er +a1hel. BG "n# those )eo)le 1ame an# tol# these thin/s to +e'e11a, an# +e'e11a re>oi1e# /reatl0 that the 9or# ha# %isite# her 'rother an# that he ha# /ot 1hil#ren.

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1 "n# Isaa1 the son of "'raham 'e1ame ol# an# a#%an1e# in #a0s, an# his e0es 'e1ame hea%0 throu/h a/eA the0 were #im an# 1oul# not see. B "t that time Isaa1 1alle# to $sau his son, sa0in/, -et I )ra0 0ou 0our wea)ons, 0our @ui%er an# 0our 'ow, rise u) an# /o out into the fiel# an# /et me some %enison, an# make me sa%or0 meat an# 'rin/ it to me, that I ma0 eat in or#er that I ma0 'less 0ou 'efore m0 #eath, as I ha%e now 'e1ome ol# an# /ra0-hea#e#. 3 "n# $sau #i# soA an# he took his wea)on an# went out into the fiel# to hunt for %enison, as usual, to 'rin/ to his father as he ha# or#ere# him, so that he mi/ht 'less him. C "n# +e'e11a hear# all the wor#s that Isaa1 ha# s)oken to $sau, an# she hurrie# an# 1alle# her son Ja1o', sa0in/, In this manner 0our father s)oke to 0our 'rother $sau, an# in this manner I hear#, now therefore hurr0 an# make that whi1h I shall tell 0ou. D +ise u) an# /o, I )ra0 0ou, to the flo1k an# fet1h me two fine ki#s of the /oats, an# I will /et
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the sa%or0 meat for 0our father, an# 0ou will 'rin/ the sa%or0 meat that he ma0 eat 'efore 0our 'rother shall ha%e 1ome from the 1hase, in or#er that 0our father ma0 'less 0ou. E "n# Ja1o' hurrie# an# #i# as his mother ha# 1omman#e# him, an# he ma#e the sa%or0 meat an# 'rou/ht it 'efore his father 'efore $sau ha# 1ome from his 1hase. F "n# Isaa1 sai# to Ja1o', 3ho are 0ou, m0 son? "n# he sai#, I am 0our first 'orn $sau, I ha%e #one as 0ou or#ere# me, now therefore rise u) I )ra0 0ou, an# eat of m0 hunt, in or#er that 0our soul ma0 'less me as 0ou s)oke to me. 8 "n# Isaa1 rose u) an# he ate an# he #rank, an# his heart was 1omforte#, an# he 'lesse# Ja1o' an# Ja1o' went awa0 from his fatherA an# as soon as Isaa1 ha# 'lesse# Ja1o' an# he ha# /one awa0 from him, $sau 1ame from his hunt from the fiel#, an# he also ma#e sa%or0 meat an# 'rou/ht it to his father to eat of it an# to 'less him. G "n# Isaa1 sai# to $sau, "n# who was he that has taken %enison an# 'rou/ht it me 'efore 0ou 1ame an# whom I #i# 'less? "n# $sau knew that his 'rother Ja1o' ha# #one this, an# the an/er of $sau was kin#le# a/ainst his 'rother Ja1o' that he ha# a1te# like this towar# him. 10 "n# $sau sai#, Is he not ri/htl0 1alle# Ja1o'? for he has su))lante# me twi1e, he took awa0 m0 'irthri/ht an# now he has taken awa0 m0 'lessin/A an# $sau we)t /reatl0A an# when Isaa1 hear# the %oi1e of his son $sau wee)in/, Isaa1 sai# to $sau, 3hat 1an I #o, m0 son, 0our 'rother 1ame with su'tlet0 an# took awa0 0our 'lessin/A an# $sau hate# his 'rother Ja1o' 'e1ause of the 'lessin/ that his father ha# /i%en him, an# his an/er was /reatl0 rouse# a/ainst him. 11 "n# Ja1o' was %er0 mu1h afrai# of his 'rother $sau, an# he rose u) an# fle# to the house of $'er the son of Shem, an# he 1on1eale# himself there 'e1ause of his 'rother, an# Ja1o' was si:t0-three 0ears ol# when he went out from the lan# of !anaan from 4e'ron, an# Ja1o' was 1on1eale# in $'er8s house fourteen 0ears 'e1ause of his 'rother $sau, an# he there 1ontinue# to learn the wa0s of the 9or# an# his 1omman#ments. 1B "n# when $sau saw that Ja1o' ha# fle# an# es1a)e# from him, an# that Ja1o' ha# 1unnin/l0 o'taine# the 'lessin/, then $sau /rie%e# e:1ee#in/l0, an# he was also %e:e# at his father an# motherA an# he also rose u) an# took his wife an# went awa0 from his father an# mother to the lan# of Seir, an# he #welt thereA an# $sau saw there a woman from amon/ the #au/hters of 4eth whose name was Bosmath, the #au/hter of $lon the 4ittite, an# he took her for a wife in a##ition to his first wife, an# $sau 1alle# her name "#ah, sa0in/ the 'lessin/ ha# in that time )asse# from him. 13 "n# $sau #welt in the lan# of Seir si: months without seein/ his father an# mother, an# afterwar# $sau took his wi%es an# rose u) an# returne# to the lan# of !anaan, an# $sau )la1e# his two wi%es in his father8s house in 4e'ron. 1C "n# the wi%es of $sau %e:e# an# )ro%oke# Isaa1 an# +e'e11a with their works, for the0 #i# not walk in the wa0s of the 9or#, 'ut ser%e# their father8s /o#s of woo# an# stone as their father ha# tau/ht them, an# the0 were more wi1ke# than their father. 1D "n# the0 went a11or#in/ to the e%il #esires of their hearts, an# the0 sa1rifi1e# an# 'urnt in1ense to the Baalim, an# Isaa1 an# +e'e11a 'e1ame wear0 of them. 1E "n# +e'e11a sai#, I am wear0 of m0 life 'e1ause of the #au/hters of 4ethA if Ja1o' take a wife of the #au/hters of 4eth, su1h as these whi1h are of the #au/hters of the lan#, what /oo# then is life to me? 1F "n# in those #a0s "#ah the wife of $sau 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore him a son, an# $sau 1alle# the name of the son that was 'orn to him $li)ha=, an# $sau was si:t0-fi%e 0ears ol# when she 'ore him. 18 "n# Ishmael the son of "'raham #ie# in those #a0s, in the si:t0-out 0ear of the life of Ja1o',
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an# all the #a0s that Ishmael li%e# were one hun#re# an# thirt0-se%en 0ears an# he #ie#. 1G "n# when Isaa1 hear# that Ishmael was #ea# he mourne# for him, an# Isaa1 lamente# o%er him man0 #a0s. B0 "n# at the en# of fourteen 0ears of Ja1o'8s resi#in/ in the house of $'er, Ja1o' #esire# to see his father an# mother, an# Ja1o' 1ame to the house of his father an# mother to 4e'ron, an# $sau ha# in those #a0s for/otten what Ja1o' ha# #one to him in ha%in/ taken the 'lessin/ from him in those #a0s. B1 "n# when $sau saw Ja1o' 1omin/ to his father an# mother he remem'ere# what Ja1o' ha# #one to him, an# he was /reatl0 in1ense# a/ainst him an# he sou/ht to sla0 him. BB "n# Isaa1 the son of "'raham was ol# an# a#%an1e# in #a0s, an# $sau sai#, 6ow m0 father8s time is #rawin/ near that he must #ie, an# when he shall #ie I will sla0 m0 'rother Ja1o'. B3 "n# this was tol# to +e'e11a, an# she hurrie# an# sent an# 1alle# for Ja1o' her son, an# she sai# to him, "rise, /o an# flee to 4aran to m0 'rother 9a'an, an# remain there for some time, until 0our 'rother8s an/er 'e turne# from 0ou an# then will 0ou 1ome 'a1k. BC "n# Isaa1 1alle# to Ja1o' an# sai# to him, 2o not take a wife from the #au/hters of !anaan, for in this manner our father "'raham 1omman#e# us a11or#in/ to the wor# of the 9or# whi1h he ha# 1omman#e# him, sa0in/, o 0our see# will I /i%e this lan#A if 0our 1hil#ren kee) m0 1o%enant that I ha%e ma#e with 0ou, then will I also )erform to 0our 1hil#ren that whi1h I ha%e s)oken to 0ou an# I will not a'an#on them. BD 6ow therefore m0 son listen to m0 %oi1e, to all that I shall 1omman# 0ou, an# refrain from takin/ a wife from amon/ the #au/hters of !anaanA arise, /o to 4aran to the house of Bethuel 0our mother8s father, an# take for 0ou a wife from there from the #au/hters of 9a'an 0our mother8s 'rother. BE herefore 'e min#ful for fear that 0ou shoul# for/et the 9or# 0our -o# an# all his wa0s in the lan# to whi1h 0ou /o, an# shoul# /et 1onne1te# with the )eo)le of the lan# an# )ursue %anit0 an# a'an#on the 9or# 0our -o#. BF But when 0ou 1ome to the lan# ser%e there the 9or#, #o not turn to the ri/ht or to the left from the wa0 whi1h I 1omman#e# 0ou an# whi1h 0ou learne#. B8 "n# ma0 the "lmi/ht0 -o# /rant 0ou fa%or in the si/ht of the )eo)le of the earth, that 0ou ma0 take there a wife a11or#in/ to 0our 1hoi1eA one who is /oo# an# u)ri/ht in the wa0s of the 9or#. BG "n# ma0 -o# /i%e to 0ou an# 0our see# the 'lessin/ of 0our father "'raham, an# make 0ou fruitful an# multi)l0 0ou, an# ma0 0ou 'e1ome a multitu#e of )eo)le in the lan# where 0ou /o, an# ma0 -o# 1ause 0ou to return to this lan#, the lan# of 0our father8s #wellin/, with 1hil#ren an# with /reat ri1hes, with >o0 an# with )leasure. 30 "n# Isaa1 finishe# 1omman#in/ Ja1o' an# 'lessin/ him, an# he /a%e him man0 /ifts, to/ether with sil%er an# /ol#, an# he sent him awa0A an# Ja1o' listene# to his father an# motherA he kisse# them an# arose an# went to .a#an-aramA an# Ja1o' was se%ent0-se%en 0ears ol# when he went out from the lan# of !anaan from Beershe'a. 31 "n# when Ja1o' went awa0 to /o to 4aran $sau 1alle# to his son $li)ha=, an# se1retl0 s)oke to him, sa0in/, 6ow hurr0, take 0our swor# in 0our han# an# )ursue Ja1o' an# )ass 'efore him in the roa#, an# lurk for him, an# sla0 him with 0our swor# in one of the mountains, an# take all 'elon/in/ to him an# 1ome 'a1k. 3B "n# $li)ha= the son of $sau was an a1ti%e man an# e:)ert with the 'ow as his father ha# tau/ht him, an# he was a note# hunter in the fiel# an# a %aliant man. 33 "n# $li)ha= #i# as his father ha# 1omman#e# him, an# $li)ha= was at that time thirteen 0ears
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ol#, an# $li)ha= rose u) an# went an# took ten of his mother8s 'rothers with him an# )ursue# Ja1o'. 3C "n# he 1losel0 followe# Ja1o', an# he lurke# for him in the 'or#er of the lan# of !anaan o))osite to the 1it0 of She1hem. 3D "n# Ja1o' saw $li)ha= an# his men )ursuin/ him, an# Ja1o' stoo# still in the )la1e in whi1h he was /oin/, in or#er to know what this was, for he #i# not know the thin/A an# $li)ha= #rew his swor# an# he went on a#%an1in/, he an# his men, towar# Ja1o'A an# Ja1o' sai# to them, 3hat is to #o with 0ou that 0ou ha%e 1ome here, an# what means it that 0ou )ursue with 0our swor#s. 3E "n# $li)ha= 1ame near to Ja1o' an# he answere# an# sai# to him, In this manner m0 father 1omman#e# me, an# now therefore I will not #e%iate from the or#ers whi1h m0 father /a%e meA an# when Ja1o' saw that $sau ha# s)oken to $li)ha= to em)lo0 for1e, Ja1o' then a))roa1he# an# 'e//e# $li)ha= an# his men, sa0in/ to him, 3F "ll that I ha%e an# whi1h m0 father an# mother /a%e to me, that take for 0ou an# /o from me, an# #o not sla0 me, an# ma0 this thin/ 'e a11ounte# to 0ou a ri/hteousness. 38 "n# the 9or# 1ause# Ja1o' to fin# fa%or in the si/ht of $li)ha= the son of $sau, an# his men, an# the0 listene# to the %oi1e of Ja1o', an# the0 #i# not )ut him to #eath, an# $li)ha= an# his men took all 'elon/in/ to Ja1o' to/ether with the sil%er an# /ol# that he ha# 'rou/ht with him from Beershe'aA the0 left him nothin/. 3G "n# $li)ha= an# his men went awa0 from him an# the0 returne# to $sau to Beershe'a, an# the0 tol# him all that ha# o11urre# to them with Ja1o', an# the0 /a%e him all that the0 ha# taken from Ja1o'. C0 "n# $sau was in#i/nant at $li)ha= his son, an# at his men that were with him, 'e1ause the0 ha# not )ut Ja1o' to #eath. C1 "n# the0 answere# an# sai# to $sau, Be1ause Ja1o' 'e//e# us in this matter not to sla0 him, our )it0 was e:1ite# towar# him, an# we took all 'elon/in/ to him an# 'rou/ht it to 0ouA an# $sau took all the sil%er an# /ol# whi1h $li)ha= ha# taken from Ja1o' an# he )ut them '0 in his house. CB "t that time when $sau saw that Isaa1 ha# 'lesse# Ja1o', an# ha# 1omman#e# him, sa0in/, 0ou must not take a wife from amon/ the #au/hters of !anaan, an# that the #au/hters of !anaan were 'a# in the si/ht of Isaa1 an# +e'e11a, C3 hen he went to the house of Ishmael his un1le, an# in a##ition to his ol#er wi%es he took ,a1hlath the #au/hter of Ishmael, the sister of 6e'a0oth, for a wife.

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1 "n# Ja1o' went out 1ontinuin/ his roa# to 4aran, an# he 1ame as far as mount ,oriah, an# he tarrie# there all ni/ht near the 1it0 of 9u=A an# the 9or# a))eare# there to Ja1o' on that ni/ht, an# he sai# to him, I am the 9or# -o# of "'raham an# the -o# of Isaa1 0our fatherA the lan# u)on whi1h 0ou lie I will /i%e to 0ou an# 0our see#. B "n# I am with 0ou an# will kee) 0ou where%er 0ou /o, an# I will multi)l0 0our see# as the stars of 4ea%en, an# I will 1ause all 0our enemies to fall 'efore 0ouA an# when the0 shall make war with 0ou the0 shall not )re%ail o%er 0ou, an# I will 'rin/ 0ou a/ain to this lan# with >o0, with 1hil#ren, an# with /reat ri1hes. 3 "n# Ja1o' awoke from his slee) an# he re>oi1e# /reatl0 at the %ision whi1h he ha# seenA an# he 1alle# the name of that )la1e Bethel.
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C "n# Ja1o' rose u) from that )la1e @uite re>oi1e#, an# when he walke# his feet felt li/ht to him for >o0, an# he went from there to the lan# of the 1hil#ren of the $ast, an# he returne# to 4aran an# he set '0 the she)her#8s well. D "n# he there foun# some menA /oin/ from 4aran to fee# their flo1ks, an# Ja1o' ma#e in@uiries of them, an# the0 sai#, 3e are from 4aran. E "n# he sai# to them, 2o 0ou know 9a'an, the son of 6ahor? an# the0 sai#, 3e know him, an# his #au/hter +a1hel is 1omin/ alon/ to fee# her father8s flo1k. F 3hile he was 0et s)eakin/ with them, +a1hel the #au/hter of 9a'an 1ame to fee# her father8s shee), for she was a she)her#ess. 8 "n# when Ja1o' saw +a1hel, the #au/hter of 9a'an, his mother8s 'rother, he ran an# kisse# her, an# lifte# u) his %oi1e an# we)t. G "n# Ja1o' tol# +a1hel that he was the son of +e'e11a, her father8s sister, an# +a1hel ran an# tol# her father, an# Ja1o' 1ontinue# to 1r0 'e1ause he ha# nothin/ with him to 'rin/ to the house of 9a'an. 10 "n# when 9a'an hear# that his sister8s son Ja1o' ha# 1ome, he ran an# kisse# him an# em'ra1e# him an# 'rou/ht him into the house an# /a%e him 'rea#, an# he ate. 11 "n# Ja1o' relate# to 9a'an what his 'rother $sau ha# #one to him, an# what his son $li)ha= ha# #one to him in the roa#. 1B "n# Ja1o' resi#e# in 9a'an8s house for one month, an# Ja1o' ate an# #rank in the house of 9a'an, an# afterwar# 9a'an sai# to Ja1o', ell me what shall 'e 0our wa/es, for how 1an 0ou ser%e me for nou/ht? 13 "n# 9a'an ha# no sons 'ut onl0 #au/hters, an# his other wi%es an# han#mai#s were still 'arren in those #a0sA an# these are the names of 9a'an8s #au/hters whi1h his wife "#inah ha# 'orne to himA the name of the el#er was 9eah an# the name of the 0oun/er was +a1helA an# 9eah was ten#er-e0e#, 'ut +a1hel was 'eautiful an# well fa%ore#, an# Ja1o' lo%e# her. 1C "n# Ja1o' sai# to 9a'an, I will ser%e 0ou se%en 0ears for +a1hel 0our 0oun/er #au/hterA an# 9a'an 1onsente# to this an# Ja1o' ser%e# 9a'an se%en 0ears for his #au/hter +a1hel. 1D "n# in the se1on# 0ear of Ja1o'8s #wellin/ in 4aran, that is in the se%ent0 ninth 0ear of the life of Ja1o', in that 0ear #ie# $'er the son of Shem, he was four hun#re# an# si:t0-four 0ears ol# at his #eath. 1E "n# when Ja1o' hear# that $'er was #ea# he /rie%e# e:1ee#in/l0, an# he lamente# an# mourne# o%er him man0 #a0s. 1F "n# in the thir# 0ear of Ja1o'8s #wellin/ in 4aran, Bosmath, the #au/hter of Ishmael, the wife of $sau, 'ore to him a son, an# $sau 1alle# his name +euel. 18 "n# in the fourth 0ear of Ja1o'8s resi#en1e in the house of 9a'an, the 9or# %isite# 9a'an an# remem'ere# him 'e1ause of Ja1o', an# sons were 'orn to him, an# his first 'orn was Beor, his se1on# was "li', an# the thir# was !horash. 1G "n# the 9or# /a%e 9a'an ri1hes an# honor, sons an# #au/hters, an# the man in1rease# /reatl0 'e1ause of Ja1o'. B0 "n# Ja1o' in those #a0s ser%e# 9a'an in all manner of work, in the house an# in the fiel#, an# the 'lessin/ of the 9or# was in all that 'elon/e# to 9a'an in the house an# in the fiel#. B1 "n# in the fifth 0ear #ie# Jehu#ith, the #au/hter of Beeri, the wife of $sau, in the lan# of !anaan, an# she ha# no sons 'ut #au/hters onl0. BB "n# these are the names of her #au/hters whi1h she 'ore to $sau, the name of the el#er was ,ar=ith, an# the name of the 0oun/er was .uith. B3 "n# when Jehu#ith #ie#, $sau rose u) an# went to Seir to hunt in the fiel#, as usual, an# $sau
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#welt in the lan# of Seir for a lon/ time. BC "n# in the si:th 0ear $sau took for a wife, in a##ition to his other wi%es, "hli'amah, the #au/hter of ?e'eon the 4i%ite, an# $sau 'rou/ht her to the lan# of !anaan. BD "n# "hli'amah 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore to $sau three sons, 5eush, 5aalan, an# (orah. BE "n# in those #a0s, in the lan# of !anaan, there was a @uarrel 'etween the her#smen of $sau an# the her#smen of the inha'itants of the lan# of !anaan, for $sau8s 1attle an# /oo#s were too a'un#ant for him to remain in the lan# of !anaan, in his father8s house, an# the lan# of !anaan 1oul# not 'ear him 'e1ause of his 1attle. BF "n# when $sau saw that his @uarrelin/ in1rease# with the inha'itants of the lan# of !anaan, he rose u) an# took his wi%es an# his sons an# his #au/hters, an# all 'elon/in/ to him, an# the 1attle whi1h he )ossesse#, an# all his )ro)ert0 that he ha# a1@uire# in the lan# of !anaan, an# he went awa0 from the inha'itants of the lan# to the lan# of Seir, an# $sau an# all 'elon/in/ to him #welt in the lan# of Seir. B8 But from time to time $sau woul# /o an# see his father an# mother in the lan# of !anaan, an# $sau intermarrie# with the 4orites, an# he /a%e his #au/hters to the sons of Seir, the 4orite. BG "n# he /a%e his el#er #au/hter ,ar=ith to "nah, the son of ?e'eon, his wife8s 'rother, an# .uith he /a%e to "=ar, the son of Bilhan the 4oriteA an# $sau #welt in the mountain, he an# his 1hil#ren, an# the0 were fruitful an# multi)lie#.

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1 "n# in the se%enth 0ear, Ja1o'8s ser%i1e whi1h he ser%e# 9a'an was 1om)lete#, an# Ja1o' sai# to 9a'an, -i%e me m0 wife, for the #a0s of m0 ser%i1e are fulfille#A an# 9a'an #i# so, an# 9a'an an# Ja1o' assem'le# all the )eo)le of that )la1e an# the0 ma#e a feast. B "n# in the e%enin/ 9a'an 1ame to the house, an# afterwar# Ja1o' 1ame there with the )eo)le of the feast, an# 9a'an e:tin/uishe# all the li/hts that were there in the house. 3 "n# Ja1o' sai# to 9a'an, &or what reason #o 0ou #o this thin/ to us? an# 9a'an answere#, Su1h is our 1ustom to a1t in this lan#. C "n# afterwar# 9a'an took his #au/hter 9eah, an# he 'rou/ht her to Ja1o', an# he 1ame to her an# Ja1o' #i# not know that she was 9eah. D "n# 9a'an /a%e his #au/hter 9eah his mai# ?il)ah for a han#mai#. E "n# all the )eo)le at the feast knew what 9a'an ha# #one to Ja1o', 'ut the0 #i# not tell the thin/ to Ja1o'. F "n# all the nei/h'ors 1ame that ni/ht to Ja1o'8s house, an# the0 ate an# #rank an# re>oi1e#, an# )la0e# 'efore 9eah u)on tim'rels, an# with #an1es, an# the0 res)on#e# 'efore Ja1o', 4eleah, 4eleah. 8 "n# Ja1o' hear# their wor#s 'ut #i# not un#erstan# their meanin/, 'ut he thou/ht su1h mi/ht 'e their 1ustom in this lan#. G "n# the nei/h'ors s)oke these wor#s 'efore Ja1o' #urin/ the ni/ht, an# all the li/hts that were in the house 9a'an ha# that ni/ht e:tin/uishe#. 10 "n# in the mornin/, when #a0li/ht a))eare#, Ja1o' turne# to his wife an# he saw, an# it was 9eah that ha# 'een l0in/ in his 'osom, an# Ja1o' sai#, now I know what the nei/h'ors sai# last ni/ht, 4eleah, the0 sai#, an# I #i# not know it. 11 "n# Ja1o' 1alle# to 9a'an, an# sai# to him, 3hat is this that 0ou #i# to me? Surel0 I ser%e# 0ou for +a1hel, an# wh0 #i# 0ou #e1ei%e me an# /a%e me 9eah? 1B "n# 9a'an answere# Ja1o', sa0in/, 6ot so is it #one in our )la1e to /i%e the 0oun/er 'efore
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the el#er now therefore if 0ou #esire to take her sister likewise, take her to 0ou for the ser%i1e whi1h 0ou will ser%e me for another se%en 0ears. 13 "n# Ja1o' #i# so, an# he also took +a1hel for a wife, an# he ser%e# 9a'an se%en 0ears more, an# Ja1o' also 1ame to +a1hel, an# he lo%e# +a1hel more than 9eah, an# 9a'an /a%e her his mai# Bilhah for a han#mai#. 1C "n# when the 9or# saw that 9eah was hate#, the 9or# o)ene# her wom', an# she 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore Ja1o' four sons in those #a0s. 1D "n# these are their names, +eu'en Simeon, 9e%i, an# Ju#ah, an# she afterwar# left 'earin/. 1E "n# at that time +a1hel was 'arren, an# she ha# no offs)rin/, an# +a1hel en%ie# her sister 9eah, an# when +a1hel saw that she 'ore no 1hil#ren to Ja1o', she took her han#mai# Bilhah, an# she 'ore Ja1o' two sons, 2an an# 6a)htali. 1F "n# when 9eah saw that she ha# left 'earin/, she also took her han#mai# ?il)ah, an# she /a%e her to Ja1o' for a wife, an# Ja1o' also 1ame to ?il)ah, an# she also 'ore Ja1o' two sons, -a# an# "sher. 18 "n# 9eah a/ain 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore Ja1o' in those #a0s two sons an# one #au/hter, an# these are their names, Issa1har, ?e'ulon, an# their sister 2inah. 1G "n# +a1hel was still 'arren in those #a0s, an# +a1hel )ra0e# to the 9or# at that time, an# she sai#, 7 9or# -o# remem'er me an# %isit me, I 'e/ 0ou, for now m0 hus'an# will 1ast me off, for I ha%e 'orne him no 1hil#ren. B0 6ow 7 9or# -o#, hear m0 re@uest 'efore 0ou, an# see m0 affli1tion, an# /i%e me 1hil#ren like one of the han#mai#s, that I ma0 no more 'ear m0 re)roa1h. B1 "n# -o# hear# her an# o)ene# her wom', an# +a1hel 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore a son, an# she sai#, he 9or# has taken awa0 m0 re)roa1h, an# she 1alle# his name Jose)h, sa0in/, ,a0 the 9or# a## to me another sonA an# Ja1o' was ninet0-one 0ears ol# when she 'ore him. BB "t that time Ja1o'8s mother, +e'e11a, sent her nurse 2e'orah the #au/hter of ;=, an# two of Isaa18s ser%ants to Ja1o'. B3 "n# the0 1ame to Ja1o' to 4aran an# the0 sai# to him, +e'e11a has sent us to 0ou that 0ou will return to 0our father8s house to the lan# of !anaanA an# Ja1o' listene# to them in this whi1h his mother ha# s)oken. BC "t that time, the other se%en 0ears whi1h Ja1o' ser%e# 9a'an for +a1hel were 1om)lete#, an# it was at the en# of fourteen 0ears that he ha# #welt in 4aran that Ja1o' sai# to 9a'an, /i%e me m0 wi%es an# sen# me awa0, that I ma0 /o to m0 lan#, for m0 mother #i# sen# to me from the lan# at !anaan that I shoul# return to m0 father8s house. BD "n# 9a'an sai# to him, 6ot so I )ra0 0ouA if I ha%e foun# fa%or in 0our si/ht #o not lea%e meA a))oint me 0our wa/es an# I will /i%e them, an# remain with me. BE "n# Ja1o' sai# to him, his is what 0ou will /i%e me for wa/es, that I shall this #a0 )ass throu/h all 0our flo1k an# take awa0 from them e%er0 lam' that is s)e1kle# an# s)otte# an# su1h as are 'rown amon/ the shee), an# amon/ the /oats, an# if 0ou will #o this thin/ for me I will return an# fee# 0our flo1k an# kee) them as at first. BF "n# 9a'an #i# so, an# 9a'an remo%e# from his flo1k all that Ja1o' ha# sai# an# /a%e them to him. B8 "n# Ja1o' )la1e# all that he ha# remo%e# from 9a'an8s flo1k in the han#s of his sons, an# Ja1o' was fee#in/ the remain#er of 9a'an8s flo1k. BG "n# when the ser%ants of Isaa1 whi1h he ha# sent to Ja1o' saw that Ja1o' woul# not then return with them to the lan# of !anaan to his father, the0 then went awa0 from him, an# the0 returne# home to the lan# of !anaan.
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30 "n# 2e'orah remaine# with Ja1o' in 4aran, an# she #i# not return with the ser%ants of Isaa1 to the lan# of !anaan, an# 2e'orah resi#e# with Ja1o'8s wi%es an# 1hil#ren in 4aran. 31 "n# Ja1o' ser%e# 9a'an si: 0ears lon/er, an# when the shee) 'rou/ht out, Ja1o' remo%e# from them su1h as were s)e1kle# an# s)otte#, as he ha# #etermine# with 9a'an, an# Ja1o' #i# so at 9a'an8s for si: 0ears, an# the man in1rease# a'un#antl0 an# he ha# 1attle an# mai# ser%ants an# men ser%ants, 1amels, an# asses. 3B "n# Ja1o' ha# two hun#re# #ro%e of 1attle, an# his 1attle were of lar/e si=e an# of 'eautiful a))earan1e an# were %er0 )ro#u1ti%e, an# all the families of the sons of men #esire# to /et some of the 1attle of Ja1o', for the0 were e:1ee#in/l0 )ros)erous. 33 "n# man0 of the sons of men 1ame to )ro1ure some of Ja1o'8s flo1k, an# Ja1o' /a%e them a shee) for a man ser%ant or a mai# ser%ant or for an ass or a 1amel, or whate%er Ja1o' #esire# from them the0 /a%e him. 3C "n# Ja1o' o'taine# ri1hes an# honor an# )ossessions '0 means of these transa1tions with the sons of men, an# the 1hil#ren of 9a'an en%ie# him of this honor. 3D "n# in the 1ourse of time he hear# the wor#s of 9a'an8s sons, sa0in/, Ja1o' has taken awa0 all that was our father8s, an# of that whi1h was our father8s has he a1@uire# all this /lor0. 3E "n# Ja1o' looke# u)on the 1ountenan1e of 9a'an an# of his 1hil#ren, an# it was not towar# him in those #a0s as it ha# 'een 'efore. 3F "n# the 9or# a))eare# to Ja1o' at the e:)iration of the si: 0ears, an# sai# to him, "rise, /o out out of this lan#, an# return to the lan# of 0our 'irth)la1e an# I will 'e with 0ou. 38 "n# Ja1o' rose u) at that time an# he mounte# his 1hil#ren an# wi%es an# all 'elon/in/ to him u)on 1amels, an# he went out to /o to the lan# of !anaan to his father Isaa1. 3G "n# 9a'an #i# not know that Ja1o' ha# /one from him, for 9a'an ha# 'een that #a0 shee)shearin/. C0 "n# +a1hel stole her father8s ima/es, an# she took them an# she 1on1eale# them u)on the 1amel u)on whi1h she sat, an# she went on. C1 "n# this is the manner of the ima/esA in takin/ a man who is the first 'orn an# sla0in/ him an# takin/ the hair off his hea#, an# takin/ salt an# saltin/ the hea# an# anointin/ it in oil, then takin/ a small ta'let of 1o))er or a ta'let of /ol# an# writin/ the name u)on it, an# )la1in/ the ta'let un#er his ton/ue, an# takin/ the hea# with the ta'let un#er the ton/ue an# )uttin/ it in the house, an# li/htin/ u) li/hts 'efore it an# 'owin/ #own to it. CB "n# at the time when the0 'ow #own to it, it s)eaks to them in all matters that the0 ask of it, throu/h the )ower of the name whi1h is written in it. C3 "n# some make them in the fi/ures of men, of /ol# an# sil%er, an# /o to them in times known to them, an# the fi/ures re1ei%e the influen1e of the stars, an# tell them future thin/s, an# in this manner were the ima/es whi1h +a1hel stole from her father. CC "n# +a1hel stole these ima/es whi1h were her father8s, in or#er that 9a'an mi/ht not know throu/h them where Ja1o' ha# /one. CD "n# 9a'an 1ame home an# he aske# 1on1ernin/ Ja1o' an# his househol#, an# he was not to 'e foun#, an# 9a'an sou/ht his ima/es to know where Ja1o' ha# /one, an# 1oul# not fin# them, an# he went to some other ima/es, an# he in@uire# of them an# the0 tol# him that Ja1o' ha# fle# from him to his father8s, to the lan# of !anaan. CE "n# 9a'an then rose u) an# he took his 'rothers an# all his ser%ants, an# he went out an# )ursue# Ja1o', an# he o%ertook him in mount -ilea#. CF "n# 9a'an sai# to Ja1o', 3hat is this 0ou ha%e #one to me to flee an# #e1ei%e me, an# lea# m0 #au/hters an# their 1hil#ren as 1a)ti%es taken '0 the swor#?
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C8 "n# 0ou #i# not suffer me to kiss them an# sen# them awa0 with >o0, an# 0ou stole m0 /o#s an# went awa0. CG "n# Ja1o' answere# 9a'an, sa0in/, Be1ause I was afrai# for fear that 0ou woul# take 0our #au/hters '0 for1e from meA an# now with whomsoe%er 0ou fin# 0our /o#s he shall #ie. D0 "n# 9a'an sear1he# for the ima/es an# he e:amine# in all Ja1o'8s tents an# furniture, 'ut 1oul# not fin# them. D1 "n# 9a'an sai# to Ja1o', 3e will make a 1o%enant to/ether an# it shall 'e a testimon0 'etween me an# 0ouA if 0ou will affli1t m0 #au/hters, or will take other wi%es 'esi#es m0 #au/hters, e%en -o# shall 'e a witness 'etween me an# 0ou in this matter. DB "n# the0 took stones an# ma#e a hea), an# 9a'an sai#, his hea) is a witness 'etween me an# 0ou, therefore he 1alle# the name of it -ilea#. D3 "n# Ja1o' an# 9a'an offere# sa1rifi1e u)on the mount, an# the0 ate there '0 the hea), an# the0 tarrie# in the mount all ni/ht, an# 9a'an rose u) earl0 in the mornin/, an# he we)t with his #au/hters an# he kisse# them, an# he returne# to his )la1e. DC "n# he hurrie# an# sent off his son Beor, who was se%enteen 0ears ol#, with "'i1horof the son of ;=, the son of 6ahor, an# with them were ten men. DD "n# the0 hurrie# an# went an# )asse# on the roa# 'efore Ja1o', an# the0 1ame '0 another roa# to the lan# of Seir. DE "n# the0 1ame to $sau an# sai# to him, In this manner sa0s 0our 'rother an# relati%e, 0our mother8s 'rother 9a'an, the son of Bethuel, sa0in/, DF ha%e 0ou hear# what Ja1o' 0our 'rother has #one to me, who first 1ame to me nake# an# 'ore, an# I went to meet him, an# 'rou/ht him to m0 house with honor, an# I ma#e him /reat, an# I /a%e him m0 two #au/hters for wi%es an# also two of m0 mai#s. D8 "n# -o# 'lesse# him on m0 a11ount, an# he in1rease# a'un#antl0, an# ha# sons, #au/hters an# mai# ser%ants. DG 4e has also an immense sto1k of flo1ks an# her#s, 1amels an# asses, also sil%er an# /ol# in a'un#an1eA an# when he saw that his wealth in1rease#, he left me while I went to shear m0 shee), an# he rose u) an# fle# in se1re10. E0 "n# he lifte# his wi%es an# 1hil#ren u)on 1amels, an# he le# awa0 all his 1attle an# )ro)ert0 whi1h he a1@uire# in m0 lan#, an# he lifte# u) his 1ountenan1e to /o to his father Isaa1, to the lan# of !anaan. E1 "n# he #i# not suffer me to kiss m0 #au/hters an# their 1hil#ren, an# he le# m0 #au/hters as 1a)ti%es taken '0 the swor#, an# he also stole m0 /o#s an# he fle#. EB "n# now I ha%e left him in the mountain of the 'rook of Ja'uk, him an# all 'elon/in/ to himA he la1ks nothin/. E3 If it 'e 0our wish to /o to him, /o then an# there will 0ou fin# him, an# 0ou 1an #o to him as 0our soul #esirethA an# 9a'an8s messen/ers 1ame an# tol# $sau all these thin/s. EC "n# $sau hear# all the wor#s of 9a'an8s messen/ers, an# his an/er was /reatl0 kin#le# a/ainst Ja1o', an# he remem'ere# his hatre#, an# his an/er 'urne# within him. ED "n# $sau hurrie# an# took his 1hil#ren an# ser%ants an# the souls of his househol#, 'ein/ si:t0 men, an# he went an# assem'le# all the 1hil#ren of Seir the 4orite an# their )eo)le, 'ein/ three hun#re# an# fort0 men, an# took all this num'er of four hun#re# men with #rawn swor#s, an# he went to Ja1o' to strike him. EE "n# $sau #i%i#e# this num'er into se%eral )arts, an# he took the si:t0 men of his 1hil#ren an# ser%ants an# the souls of his househol# as one hea#, an# /a%e them in 1are of $li)ha= his el#est son.
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EF "n# the remainin/ hea#s he /a%e to the 1are of the si: sons of Seir the 4orite, an# he )la1e# e%er0 man o%er his /enerations an# 1hil#ren. E8 "n# the whole of this 1am) went as it was, an# $sau went amon/ them towar# Ja1o', an# he 1on#u1te# them with s)ee#. EG "n# 9a'an8s messen/ers #e)arte# from $sau an# went to the lan# of !anaan, an# the0 1ame to the house of +e'e11a the mother of Ja1o' an# $sau. F0 "n# the0 tol# her sa0in/, 5our son $sau has /one a/ainst his 'rother Ja1o' with four hun#re# men, for he hear# that he was 1omin/, an# he is /one to make war with him, an# to strike him an# to take all that he has. F1 "n# +e'e11a hurrie# an# sent se%ent0 two men from the ser%ants of Isaa1 to meet Ja1o' on the roa#A for she sai#, .erha)s, $sau ma0 make war in the roa# when he meets him. FB "n# these messen/ers went on the roa# to meet Ja1o', an# the0 met him in the roa# of the 'rook on the o))osite si#e of the 'rook Ja'uk, an# Ja1o' sai# when he saw them, his 1am) is #estine# to me from -o#, an# Ja1o' 1alle# the name of that )la1e ,a1hna0im. F3 "n# Ja1o' knew all his father8s )eo)le, an# he kisse# them an# em'ra1e# them an# 1ame with them, an# Ja1o' aske# them 1on1ernin/ his father an# mother, an# the0 sai#, he0 were well. FC "n# these messen/ers sai# to Ja1o', +e'e11a 0our mother has sent us to 0ou, sa0in/, I ha%e hear#, m0 son, that 0our 'rother $sau has /one out a/ainst 0ou on the roa# with men from the 1hil#ren of Seir the 4orite. FD "n# therefore, m0 son, listen to m0 %oi1e an# see with 0our 1ounsel what 0ou will #o, an# when he 1omes u) to 0ou, 'e/ him, an# #o not s)eak rashl0 to him, an# /i%e him a )resent from what 0ou )ossess, an# from what -o# has fa%ore# 0ou with. FE "n# when he asks 0ou 1on1ernin/ 0our affairs, 1on1eal nothin/ from him, )erha)s he ma0 turn from his an/er a/ainst 0ou an# 0ou will '0 that means sa%e 0our soul, 0ou an# all 'elon/in/ to 0ou, for it is 0our #ut0 to honor him, for he is 0our el#er 'rother. FF "n# when Ja1o' hear# the wor#s of his mother whi1h the messen/ers ha# s)oken to him, Ja1o' lifte# u) his %oi1e an# we)t 'itterl0, an# #i# as his mother then 1omman#e# him.

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1 "n# at that time Ja1o' sent messen/ers to his 'rother $sau towar# the lan# of Seir, an# he s)oke to him wor#s of a))eal. B "n# he 1omman#e# them, sa0in/, In this manner 0ou shall sa0 to m0 lor#, to $sau, In this manner sa0s 0our ser%ant Ja1o', 2o not let m0 lor# ima/ine that m0 father8s 'lessin/ with whi1h he #i# 'less me has )ro%e# 'enefi1ial to me. 3 &or I ha%e 'een these twent0 0ears with 9a'an, an# he #e1ei%e# me an# 1han/e# m0 wa/es ten times, as it has all 'een alrea#0 tol# to m0 lor#. C "n# I ser%e# him in his house %er0 la'oriousl0, an# -o# afterwar# saw m0 affli1tion, m0 la'or an# the work of m0 han#s, an# he 1ause# me to fin# /ra1e an# fa%or in his si/ht. D "n# I afterwar# throu/h -o#8s /reat mer10 an# kin#ness a1@uire# o:en an# asses an# 1attle, an# men ser%ants an# mai# ser%ants. E "n# now I am 1omin/ to m0 lan# an# m0 home to m0 father an# mother, who are in the lan# of !anaanA an# I ha%e sent to let m0 lor# know all this in or#er to fin# fa%or in the si/ht of m0 lor#, so that he ma0 not ima/ine that I ha%e of m0self o'taine# wealth, or that the 'lessin/ with whi1h m0 father 'lesse# me has 'enefite# me.
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F "n# those messen/ers went to $sau, an# foun# him on the 'or#ers of the lan# of $#om /oin/ towar# Ja1o', an# four hun#re# men of the 1hil#ren of Seir the 4orite were stan#in/ with #rawn swor#s. 8 "n# the messen/ers of Ja1o' tol# $sau all the wor#s that Ja1o' ha# s)oken to them 1on1ernin/ $sau. G "n# $sau answere# them with )ri#e an# 1ontem)t, an# sai# to them, Surel0 I ha%e hear# an# trul0 it has 'een tol# to me what Ja1o' has #one to 9a'an, who e:alte# him in his house an# /a%e him his #au/hters for wi%es, an# he fathere# sons an# #au/hters, an# a'un#antl0 in1rease# in wealth an# ri1hes in 9a'an8s house throu/h his means. 10 "n# when he saw that his wealth was a'un#ant an# his ri1hes /reat he fle# with all 'elon/in/ to him, from 9a'an8s house, an# he le# 9a'an8s #au/hters awa0 from the fa1e of their father, as 1a)ti%es taken '0 the swor# without tellin/ him of it. 11 "n# not onl0 to 9a'an has Ja1o' #one like this 'ut also to me has he #one so an# has twi1e su))lante# me, an# shall I 'e silent? 1B 6ow therefore I ha%e this #a0 1ome with m0 1am)s to meet him, an# I will #o to him a11or#in/ to the #esire of m0 heart. 13 "n# the messen/ers returne# an# 1ame to Ja1o' an# sai# to him, 3e 1ame to 0our 'rother, to $sau, an# we tol# him all 0our wor#s, an# in this manner has he answere# us, an# he 1omes to meet 0ou with four hun#re# men. 1C 6ow then know an# see what 0ou will #o, an# )ra0 'efore -o# to #eli%er 0ou from him. 1D "n# when he hear# the wor#s of his 'rother whi1h he ha# s)oken to the messen/ers of Ja1o', Ja1o' was /reatl0 afrai# an# he was #istresse#. 1E "n# Ja1o' )ra0e# to the 9or# his -o#, an# he sai#, 7 9or# -o# of m0 fathers, "'raham an# Isaa1, 0ou sai# to me when I went awa0 from m0 father8s house, sa0in/, 1F I am the 9or# -o# of 0our father "'raham an# the -o# of Isaa1, to 0ou #o I /i%e this lan# an# 0our see# after 0ou, an# I will make 0our see# as the stars of hea%en, an# 0ou will s)rea# out to the four si#es of hea%en, an# in 0ou an# in 0our see# shall all the families of the earth 'e 'lesse#. 18 "n# 0ou esta'lishe# 0our wor#s, an# /a%e to me ri1hes an# 1hil#ren an# 1attle, as the utmost wishes of m0 heart 0ou /a%e to 0our ser%antA 0ou /a%e to me all that I aske# from 0ou, so that I la1ke# nothin/. 1G "n# 0ou afterwar# sai# to me, +eturn to 0our )arents an# to 0our 'irth )la1e an# I will still #o well with 0ou. B0 "n# now that I ha%e 1ome, an# 0ou #eli%ere# me from 9a'an, I shall fall in the han#s of $sau who will sla0 me, 0ea, to/ether with the mothers of m0 1hil#ren. B1 6ow therefore, 7 9or# -o#, #eli%er me, I )ra0 0ou, also from the han#s of m0 'rother $sau, for I am /reatl0 afrai# of him. BB "n# if there is no ri/hteousness in me, #o it for the sake of "'raham an# m0 father Isaa1. B3 &or I know that throu/h kin#ness an# mer10 ha%e I a1@uire# this wealthA now therefore I 'e/ 0ou to #eli%er me this #a0 with 0our kin#ness an# to answer me. BC "n# Ja1o' 1ease# )ra0in/ to the 9or#, an# he #i%i#e# the )eo)le that were with him with the flo1ks an# 1attle into two 1am)s, an# he /a%e the half to the 1are of 2amesek, the son of $lie=er, "'raham8s ser%ant, for a 1am), with his 1hil#ren, an# the other half he /a%e to the 1are of his 'rother $lianus the son of $lie=er, to 'e for a 1am) with his 1hil#ren. BD "n# he 1omman#e# them, sa0in/, (ee) 0oursel%es at a #istan1e with 0our 1am)s, an# #o not 1ome too near ea1h other, an# if $sau 1ome to one 1am) an# sla0 it, the other 1am) at a #istan1e
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from it will es1a)e him. BE "n# Ja1o' tarrie# there that ni/ht, an# #urin/ the whole ni/ht he /a%e his ser%ants instru1tions 1on1ernin/ the for1es an# his 1hil#ren. BF "n# the 9or# hear# the )ra0er of Ja1o' on that #a0, an# the 9or# then #eli%ere# Ja1o' from the han#s of his 'rother $sau. B8 "n# the 9or# sent three an/els of the an/els of hea%en, an# the0 went 'efore $sau an# 1ame to him. BG "n# these an/els a))eare# to $sau an# his )eo)le as two thousan# men, ri#in/ u)on horses furnishe# with all sorts of war instruments, an# the0 a))eare# in the si/ht of $sau an# all his men to 'e #i%i#e# into four 1am)s, with four 1hiefs to them. 30 "n# one 1am) went on an# the0 foun# $sau 1omin/ with four hun#re# men towar# his 'rother Ja1o', an# this 1am) ran towar# $sau an# his )eo)le an# terrifie# them, an# $sau fell off the horse in alarm, an# all his men se)arate# from him in that )la1e, for the0 were /reatl0 afrai#. 31 "n# the whole of the 1am) shoute# after them when the0 fle# from $sau, an# all the warlike men answere#, sa0in/, 3B Surel0 we are the ser%ants of Ja1o', who is the ser%ant of -o#, an# who then 1an stan# a/ainst us? "n# $sau sai# to them, 7 then, m0 lor# an# 'rother Ja1o' is 0our lor#, whom I ha%e not seen for these twent0 0ears, an# now that I ha%e this #a0 1ome to see him, #o 0ou treat me in this manner? 33 "n# the an/els answere# him sa0in/, "s the 9or# li%es, were not Ja1o' of whom 0ou s)eaks 0our 'rother, we ha# not let one remainin/ from 0ou an# 0our )eo)le, 'ut onl0 'e1ause of Ja1o' we will #o nothin/ to them. 3C "n# this 1am) )asse# from $sau an# his men an# it went awa0, an# $sau an# his men ha# /one from them a'out a lea/ue when the se1on# 1am) 1ame towar# him with all sorts of wea)ons, an# the0 also #i# to $sau an# his men as the first 1am) ha# #one to them. 3D "n# when the0 ha# left it to /o on, the thir# 1am) 1ame towar# him an# the0 were all terrifie#, an# $sau fell off the horse, an# the whole 1am) 1rie# out, an# sai#, Surel0 we are the ser%ants of Ja1o', who is the ser%ant of -o#, an# who 1an stan# a/ainst us? 3E "n# $sau a/ain answere# them sa0in/, 7 then, Ja1o' m0 lor# an# 0our lor# is m0 'rother, an# for twent0 0ears I ha%e not seen his 1ountenan1e an# hearin/ this #a0 that he was 1omin/, I went this #a0 to meet him, an# #o 0ou treat me in this manner? 3F "n# the0 answere# him, an# sai# to him, "s the 9or# li%es, were not Ja1o' 0our 'rother as 0ou sai#, we ha# not left a remnant from 0ou an# 0our men, 'ut 'e1ause of Ja1o' of whom 0ou s)eak 'ein/ 0our 'rother, we will not me##le with 0ou or 0our men. 38 "n# the thir# 1am) also )asse# from them, an# he still 1ontinue# his roa# with his men towar# Ja1o', when the fourth 1am) 1ame towar# him, an# the0 also #i# to him an# his men as the others ha# #one. 3G "n# when $sau looke# u)on the e%il whi1h the four an/els ha# #one to him an# to his men, he 'e1ame /reatl0 afrai# of his 'rother Ja1o', an# he went to meet him in )ea1e. C0 "n# $sau 1on1eale# his hatre# a/ainst Ja1o', 'e1ause he was afrai# of his life 'e1ause of his 'rother Ja1o', an# 'e1ause he ima/ine# that the four 1am)s that he ha# li/hte# u)on were Ja1o'8s ser%ants. C1 "n# Ja1o' tarrie# that ni/ht with his ser%ants in their 1am)s, an# he resol%e# with his ser%ants to /i%e to $sau a )resent from all that he ha# with him, an# from all his )ro)ert0A an# Ja1o' rose u) in the mornin/, he an# his men, an# the0 1hose from amon/ the 1attle a )resent for $sau.
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CB "n# this is the amount of the )resent whi1h Ja1o' 1hose from his flo1k to /i%e to his 'rother $sau: an# he sele1te# two hun#re# an# fort0 hea# from the flo1ks, an# he sele1te# from the 1amels an# asses thirt0 ea1h, an# of the her#s he 1hose fift0 kine. C3 "n# he )ut them all in ten #ro%es, an# he )la1e# ea1h sort '0 itself, an# he #eli%ere# them into the han#s of ten of his ser%ants, ea1h #ro%e '0 itself. CC "n# he 1omman#e# them, an# sai# to them, (ee) 0oursel%es at a #istan1e from ea1h other, an# )ut a s)a1e 'etween the #ro%es, an# when $sau an# those who are with him shall meet 0ou an# ask 0ou, sa0in/, 3hose are 0ou, an# where #o 0ou /o, an# to whom 'elon/s all this 'efore 0ou, 0ou shall sa0 to them, 3e are the ser%ants of Ja1o', an# we 1ome to meet $sau in )ea1e, an# Ja1o' 1omes 'ehin# us. CD "n# that whi1h is 'efore us is a )resent sent from Ja1o' to his 'rother $sau. CE "n# if the0 shall sa0 to 0ou, 3h0 #oes he #ela0 'ehin# 0ou, from 1omin/ to meet his 'rother an# to see his fa1e, then 0ou shall sa0 to them, Surel0 he 1omes >o0full0 'ehin# us to meet his 'rother, for he sai#, I will a))ease him with the )resent that /oes to him, an# after this I will see his fa1e, )erha)s he will a11e)t of me. CF So the whole )resent )asse# on in the han#s of his ser%ants, an# went 'efore him on that #a0, an# he lo#/e# that ni/ht with his 1am)s '0 the 'or#er of the 'rook of Ja'uk, an# he rose u) in the mi#st of the ni/ht, an# he took his wi%es an# his mai# ser%ants, an# all 'elon/in/ to him, an# he that ni/ht )asse# them o%er the for# Ja'uk. C8 "n# when he )asse# all 'elon/in/ to him o%er the 'rook, Ja1o' was left '0 himself, an# a man met him, an# he wrestle# with him that ni/ht until the 'reakin/ of the #a0, an# the hollow of Ja1o'8s thi/h was out of >oint throu/h wrestlin/ with him. CG "n# at the 'reak of #a0 the man left Ja1o' there, an# he 'lesse# him an# went awa0, an# Ja1o' )asse# the 'rook at the 'reak of #a0, an# he halte# u)on his thi/h. D0 "n# the sun rose u)on him when he ha# )asse# the 'rook, an# he 1ame u) to the )la1e of his 1attle an# 1hil#ren. D1 "n# the0 went on untill mi##a0, an# while the0 were /oin/ the )resent was )assin/ on 'efore them. DB "n# Ja1o' lifte# u) his e0es an# looke#, an# $sau was at a #istan1e, 1omin/ alon/ with man0 men, a'out four hun#re#, an# Ja1o' was /reatl0 afrai# of his 'rother. D3 "n# Ja1o' hurrie# an# #i%i#e# his 1hil#ren to his wi%es an# his han#mai#s, an# his #au/hter 2inah he )ut in a 1hest, an# #eli%ere# her into the han#s of his ser%ants. DC "n# he )asse# 'efore his 1hil#ren an# wi%es to meet his 'rother, an# he 'owe# #own to the /roun#, 0ea he 'owe# #own se%en times until he a))roa1he# his 'rother, an# -o# 1ause# Ja1o' to fin# /ra1e an# fa%or in the si/ht of $sau an# his men, for -o# ha# hear# the )ra0er of Ja1o'. DD "n# the fear of Ja1o' an# his terror fell u)on his 'rother $sau, for $sau was /reatl0 afrai# of Ja1o' for what the an/els of -o# ha# #one to $sau, an# $sau8s an/er a/ainst Ja1o' was turne# into kin#ness. DE "n# when $sau saw Ja1o' runnin/ towar# him, he also ran towar# him an# he em'ra1e# him, an# he fell u)on his ne1k, an# the0 kisse# an# the0 we)t. DF "n# -o# )ut fear an# kin#ness towar# Ja1o' in the hearts of the men that 1ame with $sau, an# the0 also kisse# Ja1o' an# em'ra1e# him. D8 "n# also $li)ha=, the son of $sau, with his four 'rothers, sons of $sau, we)t with Ja1o', an# the0 kisse# him an# em'ra1e# him, for the fear of Ja1o' ha# fallen u)on them all. DG "n# $sau lifte# u) his e0es an# saw the women with their offs)rin/, the 1hil#ren of Ja1o', walkin/ 'ehin# Ja1o' an# 'owin/ alon/ the roa# to $sau.
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E0 "n# $sau sai# to Ja1o', 3ho are these with 0ou, m0 'rother? are the0 0our 1hil#ren or 0our ser%ants? an# Ja1o' answere# $sau an# sai#, he0 are m0 1hil#ren whi1h -o# has /ra1iousl0 /i%en to 0our ser%ant. E1 "n# while Ja1o' was s)eakin/ to $sau an# his men, $sau looke# u)on the whole 1am), an# he sai# to Ja1o', &rom where #i# 0ou /et the whole of the 1am) that I met 0esterni/ht? an# Ja1o' sai#, o fin# fa%or in the si/ht of m0 lor#, it is that whi1h -o# /ra1iousl0 /a%e to 0our ser%ant. EB "n# the )resent 1ame 'efore $sau, an# Ja1o' )resse# $sau, sa0in/, ake I )ra0 0ou the )resent that I ha%e 'rou/ht to m0 lor#, an# $sau sai#, &or what reason is this m0 )ur)ose? kee) that whi1h 0ou ha%e for 0ourself. E3 "n# Ja1o' sai#, It is in1um'ent u)on me to /i%e all this, sin1e I ha%e seen 0our fa1e, that 0ou still li%e in )ea1e. EC "n# $sau refuse# to take the )resent, an# Ja1o' sai# to him, I 'e/ 0ou m0 lor#, if now I ha%e foun# fa%or in 0our si/ht, then re1ei%e m0 )resent at m0 han#, for I ha%e therefore seen 0our fa1e, as thou/h I ha# seen a /o#-like fa1e, 'e1ause 0ou were )lease# with me. ED "n# $sau took the )resent, an# Ja1o' also /a%e to $sau sil%er an# /ol# an# '#ellium, for he )resse# him so mu1h that he took them. EE "n# $sau #i%i#e# the 1attle that were in the 1am), an# he /a%e the half to the men who ha# 1ome with him, for the0 ha# 1ome on hire, an# the other half he #eli%ere# to the han#s of his 1hil#ren. EF "n# the sil%er an# /ol# an# '#ellium he /a%e in the han#s of $li)ha= his el#est son, an# $sau sai# to Ja1o', 9et us remain with 0ou, an# we will /o slowl0 alon/ with 0ou until 0ou 1ome to m0 )la1e with me, that we ma0 #well there to/ether. E8 "n# Ja1o' answere# his 'rother an# sai#, I woul# #o as m0 lor# s)eaks to me, 'ut m0 lor# knows that the 1hil#ren are ten#er, an# the flo1ks an# her#s with their 0oun/ who are with me, /o 'ut slowl0, for if the0 went swiftl0 the0 woul# all #ie, for 0ou know their 'ur#ens an# their fati/ue. EG herefore let m0 lor# )ass on 'efore his ser%ant, an# I will /o on slowl0 for the sake of the 1hil#ren an# the flo1k, until I 1ome to m0 lor#8s )la1e to Seir. F0 "n# $sau sai# to Ja1o', I will )la1e with 0ou some of the )eo)le that are with me to take 1are of 0ou in the roa#, an# to 'ear 0our fati/ue an# 'ur#en, an# he sai#, 3hat nee#s it m0 lor#, if I ma0 fin# /ra1e in 0our si/ht? F1 I will 1ome to 0ou to Seir to #well there to/ether as 0ou ha%e s)oken, /o 0ou then with 0our )eo)le for I will follow 0ou. FB "n# Ja1o' sai# this to $sau in or#er to remo%e $sau an# his men from him, so that Ja1o' mi/ht afterwar# /o to his father8s house to the lan# of !anaan. F3 "n# $sau listene# to the %oi1e of Ja1o', an# $sau returne# with the four hun#re# men that were with him on their roa# to Seir, an# Ja1o' an# all 'elon/in/ to him went that #a0 as far as the e:tremit0 of the lan# of !anaan in its 'or#ers, an# he remaine# there some time.

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1 "n# in some time after Ja1o' went awa0 from the 'or#ers of the lan#, an# he 1ame to the lan# of Shalem, that is the 1it0 of She1hem, whi1h is in the lan# of !anaan, an# he reste# in front of the 1it0. B "n# he 'ou/ht a )ar1el of the fiel# whi1h was there, from the 1hil#ren of 4amor the )eo)le of
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the lan#, for fi%e shekels. 3 "n# Ja1o' there 'uilt himself a house, an# he )it1he# his tent there, an# he ma#e 'ooths for his 1attle, therefore he 1alle# the name of that )la1e Su11oth. C "n# Ja1o' remaine# in Su11oth a 0ear an# si: months. D "t that time some of the women of the inha'itants of the lan# went to the 1it0 of She1hem to #an1e an# re>oi1e with the #au/hters of the )eo)le of the 1it0, an# when the0 went out then +a1hel an# 9eah the wi%es of Ja1o' with their families also went to look u)on the re>oi1in/ of the #au/hters of the 1it0. E "n# 2inah the #au/hter of Ja1o' also went alon/ with them an# saw the #au/hters of the 1it0, an# the0 remaine# there 'efore these #au/hters while all the )eo)le of the 1it0 were stan#in/ '0 them to look u)on their re>oi1in/s, an# all the /reat )eo)le of the 1it0 were there. F "n# She1hem the son of 4amor, the )rin1e of the lan# was also stan#in/ there to see them. 8 "n# She1hem looke# u)on 2inah the #au/hter of Ja1o' sittin/ with her mother 'efore the #au/hters of the 1it0, an# the #amsel )lease# him /reatl0, an# he there aske# his frien#s an# his )eo)le, sa0in/, 3hose #au/hter is that sittin/ amon/ the women, whom I #o not know in this 1it0? G "n# the0 sai# to him, Surel0 this is the #au/hter of Ja1o' the son of Isaa1 the 4e'rew, who has #welt in this 1it0 for some time, an# when it was re)orte# that the #au/hters of the lan# were /oin/ out to re>oi1e she went with her mother an# mai# ser%ants to sit amon/ them as 0ou see. 10 "n# She1hem looke# u)on 2inah the #au/hter of Ja1o', an# when he looke# at her his soul 'e1ame fi:e# u)on 2inah. 11 "n# he sent an# ha# her taken '0 for1e, an# 2inah 1ame to the house of She1hem an# he sei=e# her for1i'l0 an# la0 with her an# hum'le# her, an# he lo%e# her e:1ee#in/l0 an# )la1e# her in his house. 1B "n# the0 1ame an# tol# the thin/ to Ja1o', an# when Ja1o' hear# that She1hem ha# #efile# his #au/hter 2inah, Ja1o' sent twel%e of his ser%ants to fet1h 2inah from the house of She1hem, an# the0 went an# 1ame to the house of She1hem to take awa0 2inah from there. 13 "n# when the0 1ame She1hem went out to them with his men an# #ro%e them from his house, an# he woul# not suffer them to 1ome 'efore 2inah, 'ut She1hem was sittin/ with 2inah kissin/ an# em'ra1in/ her 'efore their e0es. 1C "n# the ser%ants of Ja1o' 1ame 'a1k an# tol# him, sa0in/, 3hen we 1ame, he an# his men #ro%e us awa0, an# in this manner #i# She1hem #o to 2inah 'efore our e0es. 1D "n# Ja1o' knew moreo%er that She1hem ha# #efile# his #au/hter, 'ut he sai# nothin/, an# his sons were fee#in/ his 1attle in the fiel#, an# Ja1o' remaine# silent untill their return. 1E "n# 'efore his sons 1ame home Ja1o' sent two mai#ens from his ser%ants8 #au/hters to take 1are of 2inah in the house of She1hem, an# to remain with her, an# She1hem sent three of his frien#s to his father 4amor the son of !hi##ekem, the son of .ere#, sa0in/, -et me this #amsel for a wife. 1F "n# 4amor the son of !hi##ekem the 4i%ite 1ame to the house of She1hem his son, an# he sat 'efore him, an# 4amor sai# to his son, She1hem, Is there then no woman amon/ the #au/hters of 0our )eo)le that 0ou will take an 4e'rew woman who is not of 0our )eo)le? 18 "n# She1hem sai# to him, 4er onl0 must 0ou /et for me, for she is #eli/htful in m0 si/htA an# 4amor #i# a11or#in/ to the wor# of his son, for he was /reatl0 'elo%e# '0 him. 1G "n# 4amor went out to Ja1o' to 1ommune with him 1on1ernin/ this matter, an# when he ha# /one from the house of his son She1hem, 'efore he 1ame to Ja1o' to s)eak to him, the sons of Ja1o' ha# 1ome from the fiel#, as soon as the0 hear# the thin/ that She1hem the son of 4amor
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ha# #one. B0 "n# the men were %er0 mu1h /rie%e# 1on1ernin/ their sister, an# the0 all 1ame home fire# with an/er, 'efore the time of /atherin/ in their 1attle. B1 "n# the0 1ame an# sat 'efore their father an# the0 s)oke to him kin#le# with wrath, sa0in/, Surel0 #eath is #ue to this man an# to his househol#, 'e1ause the 9or# -o# of the whole earth 1omman#e# 6oah an# his 1hil#ren that man shall ne%er ro', nor 1ommit a#ulter0A now She1hem has 'oth ra%a/e# an# 1ommitte# forni1ation with our sister, an# not one of all the )eo)le of the 1it0 s)oke a wor# to him. BB Surel0 0ou know an# un#erstan# that the >u#/ment of #eath is #ue to She1hem, an# to his father, an# to the whole 1it0 'e1ause of the thin/ whi1h he has #one. B3 "n# while the0 were s)eakin/ 'efore their father in this matter, 4amor the father of She1hem 1ame to s)eak to Ja1o' the wor#s of his son 1on1ernin/ 2inah, an# he sat 'efore Ja1o' an# 'efore his sons. BC "n# 4amor s)oke to them, sa0in/, he soul of m0 son She1hem lon/s for 0our #au/hterA I )ra0 0ou /i%e her to him for a wife an# intermarr0 with usA /i%e us 0our #au/hters an# we will /i%e 0ou our #au/hters, an# 0ou shall #well with us in our lan# an# we will 'e as one )eo)le in the lan#. BD &or our lan# is %er0 e:tensi%e, so #well an# tra#e in there an# /et )ossessions in it, an# #o in there as 0ou #esire, an# no one shall )re%ent 0ou '0 sa0in/ a wor# to 0ou. BE "n# 4amor 1ease# s)eakin/ to Ja1o' an# his sons, an# She1hem his son ha# 1ome after him, an# he sat 'efore them. BF "n# She1hem s)oke 'efore Ja1o' an# his sons, sa0in/, ,a0 I fin# fa%or in 0our si/ht that 0ou will /i%e me 0our #au/hter, an# whate%er 0ou sa0 to me that will I #o for her. B8 "sk me for a'un#an1e of #owr0 an# /ift, an# I will /i%e it, an# whate%er 0ou shall sa0 to me that will I #o, an# whoe%er he 'e that will re'el a/ainst 0our or#ers, he shall #ieA onl0 /i%e me the #amsel for a wife. BG "n# Simeon an# 9e%i answere# 4amor an# She1hem his son #e1eitfull0, sa0in/, "ll 0ou ha%e s)oken to us we will #o for 0ou. 30 "n# our sister is in 0our house, 'ut kee) awa0 from her until we sen# to our father Isaa1 1on1ernin/ this matter, for we 1an #o nothin/ without his 1onsent. 31 &or he knows the wa0s of our father "'raham, an# whate%er he sa0s to us we will tell 0ou, we will 1on1eal nothin/ from 0ou. 3B "n# Simeon an# 9e%i s)oke this to She1hem an# his father in or#er to fin# a 1ause, an# to seek 1ounsel what was to 'e #one to She1hem an# to his 1it0 in this matter. 33 "n# when She1hem an# his father hear# the wor#s of Simeon an# 9e%i, it seeme# /oo# in their si/ht, an# She1hem an# his father 1ame out to /o home. 3C "n# when the0 ha# /one, the sons of Ja1o' sai# to their father, sa0in/, 3e know that #eath is #ue to these wi1ke# ones an# to their 1it0, 'e1ause the0 trans/resse# that whi1h -o# ha# 1omman#e# to 6oah an# his 1hil#ren an# his see# after them. 3D "n# also 'e1ause She1hem #i# this thin/ to our sister 2inah in #efilin/ her, for su1h %ileness shall ne%er 'e #one amon/ us. 3E 6ow therefore know an# see what 0ou will #o, an# seek 1ounsel an# 1ause what is to 'e #one to them, in or#er to kill all the inha'itants of this 1it0. 3F "n# Simeon sai# to them, 4ere is a )ro)er a#%i1e for 0ou: tell them to 1ir1um1ise e%er0 male amon/ them as we are 1ir1um1ise#, an# if the0 #o not wish to #o this, we shall take our #au/hter from them an# /o awa0.
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38 "n# if the0 1onsent to #o this an# will #o it, then when the0 are sunk #own with )ain, we will atta1k them with our swor#s, as u)on one who is @uiet an# )ea1ea'le, an# we will sla0 e%er0 male )erson amon/ them. 3G "n# Simeon8s a#%i1e )lease# them, an# Simeon an# 9e%i resol%e# to #o to them as it was )ro)ose#. C0 "n# on the ne:t mornin/ She1hem an# 4amor his father 1ame a/ain to Ja1o' an# his sons, to s)eak 1on1ernin/ 2inah, an# to hear what answer the sons of Ja1o' woul# /i%e to their wor#s. C1 "n# the sons of Ja1o' s)oke #e1eitfull0 to them, sa0in/, 3e tol# our father Isaa1 all 0our wor#s, an# 0our wor#s )lease# him. CB But he s)oke to us, sa0in/, In this manner "'raham his father 1omman#e# him from -o# the 9or# of the whole earth, that an0 man who is not of his #es1en#ants that shoul# wish to take one of his #au/hters, shall 1ause e%er0 male 'elon/in/ to him to 'e 1ir1um1ise#, as we are 1ir1um1ise#, an# then we ma0 /i%e him our #au/hter for a wife. C3 6ow we ha%e ma#e known to 0ou all our wa0s that our father s)oke to us, for we 1annot #o this of whi1h 0ou s)oke to us, to /i%e our #au/hter to an un1ir1um1ise# man, for it is a #is/ra1e to us. CC But herein will we 1onsent to 0ou, to /i%e 0ou our #au/hter, an# we will also take to oursel%es 0our #au/hters, an# will #well amon/ 0ou an# 'e one )eo)le as 0ou ha%e s)oken, if 0ou will listen to us, an# 1onsent to 'e like us, to 1ir1um1ise e%er0 male 'elon/in/ to 0ou, as we are 1ir1um1ise#. CD "n# if 0ou will not listen to us, to ha%e e%er0 male 1ir1um1ise# as we are 1ir1um1ise#, as we ha%e 1omman#e#, then we will 1ome to 0ou, an# take our #au/hter from 0ou an# /o awa0. CE "n# She1hem an# his father 4amor hear# the wor#s of the sons of Ja1o', an# the thin/ )lease# them e:1ee#in/l0, an# She1hem an# his father 4amor hurrie# to #o the wishes of the sons of Ja1o', for She1hem was %er0 fon# of 2inah, an# his soul was ri%ete# to her. CF "n# She1hem an# his father 4amor hurrie# to the /ate of the 1it0, an# the0 assem'le# all the men of their 1it0 an# s)oke to them the wor#s of the sons of Ja1o', sa0in/, C8 3e 1ame to these men, the sons of Ja1o', an# we s)oke to them 1on1ernin/ their #au/hter, an# these men will 1onsent to #o a11or#in/ to our wishes, an# our lan# is of /reat e:tent for them, an# the0 will #well in it, an# tra#e in it, an# we shall 'e one )eo)leA we will take their #au/hters, an# our #au/hters we will /i%e to them for wi%es. CG But onl0 on this 1on#ition will these men 1onsent to #o this thin/, that e%er0 male amon/ us 'e 1ir1um1ise# as the0 are 1ir1um1ise#, as their -o# 1omman#e# them, an# when we shall ha%e #one a11or#in/ to their instru1tions to 'e 1ir1um1ise#, then will the0 #well amon/ us, to/ether with their 1attle an# )ossessions, an# we shall 'e as one )eo)le with them. D0 "n# when all the men of the 1it0 hear# the wor#s of She1hem an# his father 4amor, then all the men of their 1it0 were a/reea'le to this )ro)osal, an# the0 o'e0e# to 'e 1ir1um1ise#, for She1hem an# his father 4amor were /reatl0 esteeme# '0 them, 'ein/ the )rin1es of the lan#. D1 "n# on the ne:t #a0, She1hem an# 4amor his father rose u) earl0 in the mornin/, an# the0 assem'le# all the men of their 1it0 into the mi##le of the 1it0, an# the0 1alle# for the sons of Ja1o', who 1ir1um1ise# e%er0 male 'elon/in/ to them on that #a0 an# the ne:t. DB "n# the0 1ir1um1ise# She1hem an# 4amor his father, an# the fi%e 'rothers of She1hem, an# then e%er0 one rose u) an# went home, for this thin/ was from the 9or# a/ainst the 1it0 of She1hem, an# from the 9or# was Simeon8s 1ounsel in this matter, in or#er that the 9or# mi/ht #eli%er the 1it0 of She1hem into the han#s of Ja1o'8s two sons.

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1 "n# the num'er of all the males that were 1ir1um1ise#, were si: hun#re# an# fort0-fi%e men, an# two hun#re# an# fort0-si: 1hil#ren. B But !hi##ekem, son of .ere#, the father of 4amor, an# his si: 'rothers, woul# not listen to She1hem an# his father 4amor, an# the0 woul# not 'e 1ir1um1ise#, for the )ro)osal of the sons of Ja1o' was loathsome in their si/ht, an# their an/er was /reatl0 rouse# at this, that the )eo)le of the 1it0 ha# not listene# to them. 3 "n# in the e%enin/ of the se1on# #a0, the0 foun# ei/ht small 1hil#ren who ha# not 'een 1ir1um1ise#, for their mothers ha# 1on1eale# them from She1hem an# his father 4amor, an# from the men of the 1it0. C "n# She1hem an# his father 4amor sent to ha%e them 'rou/ht 'efore them to 'e 1ir1um1ise#, when !hi##ekem an# his si: 'rothers s)ran/ at them with their swor#s, an# sou/ht to sla0 them. D "n# the0 sou/ht to sla0 also She1hem an# his father 4amor an# the0 sou/ht to sla0 2inah with them 'e1ause of this matter. E "n# the0 sai# to them, 3hat is this thin/ that 0ou ha%e #one? are there no women amon/ the #au/hters of 0our 'rothers the !anaanites, that 0ou wish to take for 0oursel%es #au/hters of the 4e'rews, whom 0ou #i# not know 'efore, an# will #o this a1t whi1h 0our fathers ne%er 1omman#e# 0ou? F 2o 0ou ima/ine that 0ou will su11ee# throu/h this a1t whi1h 0ou ha%e #one? an# what will 0ou answer in this affair to 0our 'rothers the !anaanites, who will 1ome tomorrow an# ask 0ou 1on1ernin/ this thin/? 8 "n# if 0our a1t shall not a))ear >ust an# /oo# in their si/ht, what will 0ou #o for 0our li%es, an# me for our li%es, in 0our not ha%in/ listene# to our %oi1es? G "n# if the inha'itants of the lan# an# all 0our 'rothers the 1hil#ren of 4am, shall hear of 0our a1t, sa0in/, 10 Be1ause of a 4e'rew woman #i# She1hem an# 4amor his father, an# all the inha'itants of their 1it0, #o that with whi1h the0 ha# 'een una1@uainte# an# whi1h their an1estors ne%er 1omman#e# them, where then will 0ou fl0 or where 1on1eal 0our shame, all 0our #a0s 'efore 0our 'rothers, the inha'itants of the lan# of !anaan? 11 6ow therefore we 1annot 'ear u) a/ainst this thin/ whi1h 0ou ha%e #one, neither 1an we 'e 'ur#ene# with this 0oke u)on us, whi1h our an1estors #i# not 1omman# us. 1B omorrow we will /o an# assem'le all our 'rothers, the !anaanitish 'rothers who #well in the lan#, an# we will all 1ome an# strike 0ou an# all those who trust in 0ou, that there shall not 'e a remnant left from 0ou or them. 13 "n# when 4amor an# his son She1hem an# all the )eo)le of the 1it0 hear# the wor#s of !hi##ekem an# his 'rothers, the0 were terri'l0 afrai# of their li%es at their wor#s, an# the0 re)ente# of what the0 ha# #one. 1C "n# She1hem an# his father 4amor answere# their father !hi##ekem an# his 'rothers, an# the0 sai# to them, "ll the wor#s whi1h 0ou s)oke to us are true. 1D 6ow #o not sa0, nor ima/ine in 0our hearts that 'e1ause of the lo%e of the 4e'rews we #i# this thin/ that our an1estors #i# not 1omman# us. 1E But 'e1ause we saw that it was not their intention an# #esire to a11e#e to our wishes
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1on1ernin/ their #au/hter as to our takin/ her, e:1e)t on this 1on#ition, so we listene# to their %oi1es an# #i# this a1t whi1h 0ou saw, in or#er to o'tain our #esire from them. 1F "n# when we shall ha%e o'taine# our re@uest from them, we will then return to them an# #o to them that whi1h 0ou sa0 to us. 18 3e 'e/ 0ou then to wait an# tarr0 until our flesh shall 'e heale# an# we a/ain 'e1ome stron/, an# we will then /o to/ether a/ainst them, an# #o to them that whi1h is in 0our hearts an# in ours. 1G "n# 2inah the #au/hter of Ja1o' hear# all these wor#s whi1h !hi##ekem an# his 'rothers ha# s)oken, an# what 4amor an# his son She1hem an# the )eo)le of their 1it0 ha# answere# them. B0 "n# she hurrie# an# sent one of her mai#ens, that her father ha# sent to take 1are of her in the house of She1hem, to Ja1o' her father an# to her 'rothers, sa0in/: B1 In this manner !hi##ekem an# his 'rothers a#%ise# 1on1ernin/ 0ou, an# in this manner 4amor an# She1hem an# the )eo)le of the 1it0 answere# them. BB "n# when Ja1o' hear# these wor#s he was fille# with wrath, an# he was in#i/nant at them, an# his an/er was kin#le# a/ainst them. B3 "n# Simeon an# 9e%i swore an# sai#, "s the 9or# li%es, the -o# of the whole earth, '0 this time tomorrow, there shall not 'e a remnant left in the whole 1it0. BC "n# twent0 0oun/ men ha# 1on1eale# themsel%es who were not 1ir1um1ise#, an# these 0oun/ men fou/ht a/ainst Simeon an# 9e%i, an# Simeon an# 9e%i kille# ei/hteen of them, an# two fle# from them an# es1a)e# to some lime )its that were in the 1it0, an# Simeon an# 9e%i sou/ht for them, 'ut 1oul# not fin# them. BD "n# Simeon an# 9e%i 1ontinue# to /o a'out in the 1it0, an# the0 kille# all the )eo)le of the 1it0 at the e#/e of the swor#, an# the0 left none remainin/. BE "n# there was a /reat 1onsternation in the mi#st of the 1it0, an# the 1r0 of the )eo)le of the 1it0 as1en#e# to hea%en, an# all the women an# 1hil#ren 1rie# alou#. BF "n# Simeon an# 9e%i slew all the 1it0A the0 #i# not lea%e a male remainin/ in the whole 1it0. B8 "n# the0 slew 4amor an# She1hem his son at the e#/e of the swor#, an# the0 'rou/ht awa0 2inah from the house of She1hem an# the0 went from there. BG "n# the sons of Ja1o' went an# returne#, an# 1ame u)on the slain, an# s)oile# all their )ro)ert0 whi1h was in the 1it0 an# the fiel#. 30 "n# while the0 were takin/ the s)oil, three hun#re# men stoo# u) an# threw #ust at them an# stru1k them with stones, when Simeon turne# to them an# he slew them all with the e#/e of the swor#, an# Simeon turne# 'efore 9e%i, an# 1ame into the 1it0. 31 "n# the0 took awa0 their shee) an# their o:en an# their 1attle, an# also the remain#er of the women an# little ones, an# the0 le# all these awa0, an# the0 o)ene# a /ate an# went out an# 1ame to their father Ja1o' with %i/or. 3B "n# when Ja1o' saw all that the0 ha# #one to the 1it0, an# saw the s)oil that the0 took from them, Ja1o' was %er0 an/r0 at them, an# Ja1o' sai# to them, 3hat is this that 0ou ha%e #one to me? I o'taine# rest amon/ the !anaanitish inha'itants of the lan#, an# none of them me##le# with me. 33 "n# now 0ou ha%e #one to make me o'no:ious to the inha'itants of the lan#, amon/ the !anaanites an# the .eri==ites, an# I am 'ut of a small num'er, an# the0 will all assem'le a/ainst me an# sla0 me when the0 hear of 0our work with their 'rothers, an# I an# m0 househol# will 'e #estro0e#. 3C "n# Simeon an# 9e%i an# all their 'rothers with them answere# their father Ja1o' an# sai# to
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him, 3e li%e in the lan#, an# shall She1hem #o this to our sister? wh0 are 0ou silent at all that She1hem has #one? an# shall he #eal with our sister as with a harlot in the streets? 3D "n# the num'er of women whom Simeon an# 9e%i took 1a)ti%es from the 1it0 of She1hem, whom the0 #i# not sla0, was ei/ht0-fi%e who ha# not known man. 3E "n# amon/ them was a 0oun/ #amsel of 'eautiful a))earan1e an# well fa%ore#, whose name was Bunah, an# Simeon took her for a wife, an# the num'er of the males whi1h the0 took 1a)ti%es an# #i# not sla0, was fort0-se%en men, an# the rest the0 slew. 3F "n# all the 0oun/ men an# women that Simeon an# 9e%i ha# taken 1a)ti%es from the 1it0 of She1hem, were ser%ants to the sons of Ja1o' an# to their 1hil#ren after them, until the #a0 of the sons of Ja1o' /oin/ out from the lan# of $/0)t. 38 "n# when Simeon an# 9e%i ha# /one out from the 1it0, the two 0oun/ men that were left, who ha# 1on1eale# themsel%es in the 1it0, an# #i# not #ie amon/ the )eo)le of the 1it0, rose u), an# these 0oun/ men went into the 1it0 an# walke# a'out in it, an# foun# the 1it0 #esolate without man, an# onl0 women wee)in/, an# these 0oun/ men 1rie# out an# sai#, his is the e%il whi1h the sons of Ja1o' the 4e'rew #i# to this 1it0 in their ha%in/ this #a0 #estro0e# one of the !anaanitish 1ities, an# were not afrai# of their li%es of all the lan# of !anaan. 3G "n# these men left the 1it0 an# went to the 1it0 of a)na1h, an# the0 1ame there an# tol# the inha'itants of a)na1h all that ha# ha))ene# to them, an# all that the sons of Ja1o' ha# #one to the 1it0 of She1hem. C0 "n# the information rea1he# Jashu' kin/ of a)na1h, an# he sent men to the 1it0 of She1hem to see those 0oun/ men, for the kin/ #i# not 'elie%e them in this a11ount, sa0in/, 4ow 1oul# two men la0 waste su1h a lar/e town as She1hem? C1 "n# the messen/ers of Jashu' 1ame 'a1k an# tol# him, sa0in/, 3e 1ame to the 1it0, an# it is #estro0e#, there is not a man thereA onl0 wee)in/ womenA neither is an0 flo1k or 1attle there, for all that was in the 1it0 the sons of Ja1o' took awa0. CB "n# Jashu' won#ere# at this, sa0in/, 4ow 1oul# two men #o this thin/, to #estro0 so lar/e a 1it0, an# not one man a'le to stan# a/ainst them? C3 &or the like has not 'een from the #a0s of 6imro#, an# not e%en from the remotest time, has the like taken )la1eA an# Jashu', kin/ of a)na1h, sai# to his )eo)le, Be 1oura/eous an# we will /o an# fi/ht a/ainst these 4e'rews, an# #o to them as the0 #i# to the 1it0, an# we will a%en/e the 1ause of the )eo)le of the 1it0. CC "n# Jashu', kin/ of a)na1h, 1onsulte# with his 1ounsellors a'out this matter, an# his a#%isers sai# to him, "lone 0ou will not )re%ail o%er the 4e'rews, for the0 must 'e )owerful to #o this work to the whole 1it0. CD If two of them lai# waste the whole 1it0, an# no one stoo# a/ainst them, surel0 if 0ou will /o a/ainst them, the0 will all rise a/ainst us an# #estro0 us likewise. CE But if 0ou will sen# to all the kin/s that surroun# us, an# let them 1ome to/ether, then we will /o with them an# fi/ht a/ainst the sons of Ja1o'A then will 0ou )re%ail a/ainst them. CF "n# Jashu' hear# the wor#s of his 1ounsellors, an# their wor#s )lease# him an# his )eo)le, an# he #i# soA an# Jashu' kin/ of a)na1h sent to all the kin/s of the "morites that surroun#e# She1hem an# a)na1h, sa0in/, C8 -o u) with me an# assist me, an# we will strike Ja1o' the 4e'rew an# all his sons, an# #estro0 them from the earth, for in this manner he #i# to the 1it0 of She1hem, an# #o 0ou not know of it? CG "n# all the kin/s of the "morites hear# the e%il that the sons of Ja1o' ha# #one to the 1it0 of She1hem, an# the0 were /reatl0 astonishe# at them.
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D0 "n# the se%en kin/s of the "morites assem'le# with all their armies, a'out ten thousan# men with #rawn swor#s, an# the0 1ame to fi/ht a/ainst the sons of Ja1o'A an# Ja1o' hear# that the kin/s of the "morites ha# assem'le# to fi/ht a/ainst his sons, an# Ja1o' was /reatl0 afrai#, an# it #istresse# him. D1 "n# Ja1o' e:1laime# a/ainst Simeon an# 9e%i, sa0in/, 3hat is this a1t that 0ou #i#? wh0 ha%e 0ou in>ure# me, to 'rin/ a/ainst me all the 1hil#ren of !anaan to #estro0 me an# m0 househol#? for I was at rest, e%en I an# m0 househol#, an# 0ou ha%e #one this thin/ to me, an# )ro%oke# the inha'itants of the lan# a/ainst me '0 0our )ro1ee#in/s. DB "n# Ju#ah answere# his father, sa0in/, 3as it for nothin/ m0 'rothers Simeon an# 9e%i kille# all the inha'itants of She1hem? Surel0 it was 'e1ause She1hem ha# hum'le# our sister, an# trans/resse# the 1omman# of our -o# to 6oah an# his 1hil#ren, for She1hem took our sister awa0 '0 for1e, an# 1ommitte# a#ulter0 with her. D3 "n# She1hem #i# all this e%il an# not one of the inha'itants of his 1it0 interfere# with him, to sa0, 3h0 will 0ou #o this? surel0 for this m0 'rothers went an# stru1k the 1it0, an# the 9or# #eli%ere# it into their han#s, 'e1ause its inha'itants ha# trans/resse# the 1omman#s of our -o#. Is it then for nothin/ that the0 ha%e #one all this? DC "n# now wh0 are 0ou afrai# or #istresse#, an# wh0 are 0ou #is)lease# at m0 'rothers, an# wh0 is 0our an/er kin#le# a/ainst them? DD Surel0 our -o# who #eli%ere# into their han# the 1it0 of She1hem an# its )eo)le, he will also #eli%er into our han#s all the !anaanitish kin/s who are 1omin/ a/ainst us, an# we will #o to them as m0 'rothers #i# to She1hem. DE 6ow 'e tran@uil a'out them an# 1ast awa0 0our fears, 'ut trust in the 9or# our -o#, an# )ra0 to him to assist us an# #eli%er us, an# #eli%er our enemies into our han#s. DF "n# Ju#ah 1alle# to one of his father8s ser%ants, -o now an# see where those kin/s, who are 1omin/ a/ainst us, are situate# with their armies. D8 "n# the ser%ant went an# looke# far off, an# went u) o))osite ,ount Sihon, an# saw all the 1am)s of the kin/s stan#in/ in the fiel#s, an# he returne# to Ju#ah an# sai#, he kin/s are situate# in the fiel# with all their 1am)s, a )eo)le e:1ee#in/l0 numerous, like to the san# u)on the sea shore. DG "n# Ju#ah sai# to Simeon an# 9e%i, an# to all his 'rothers, Stren/then 0oursel%es an# 'e sons of %alor, for the 9or# our -o# is with us, #o not fear them. E0 Stan# out ea1h man, /irt with his wea)ons of war, his 'ow an# his swor#, an# we will /o an# fi/ht a/ainst these un1ir1um1ise# menA the 9or# is our -o#, 4e will sa%e us. E1 "n# the0 rose u), an# ea1h /irt on his wea)ons of war, /reat an# small, ele%en sons of Ja1o', an# all the ser%ants of Ja1o' with them. EB "n# all the ser%ants of Isaa1 who were with Isaa1 in 4e'ron, all 1ame to them e@ui))e# in all sorts of war instruments, an# the sons of Ja1o' an# their ser%ants, 'ein/ one hun#re# an# twel%e men, went towar#s these kin/s, an# Ja1o' also went with them. E3 "n# the sons of Ja1o' sent to their father Isaa1 the son of "'raham to 4e'ron, the same is (ireath-ar'a, sa0in/, EC .ra0 we 'e/ 0ou for us to the 9or# our -o#, to )rote1t us from the han#s of the !anaanites who are 1omin/ a/ainst us, an# to #eli%er them into our han#s. ED "n# Isaa1 the son of "'raham )ra0e# to the 9or# for his sons, an# he sai#, 7 9or# -o#, 0ou )romise# m0 father, sa0in/, I will multi)l0 0our see# as the stars of hea%en, an# 0ou also )romise# me, an# esta'lishe# 0our wor#, now that the kin/s of !anaan are 1omin/ to/ether, to make war with m0 1hil#ren 'e1ause the0 1ommitte# no %iolen1e.
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EE 6ow therefore, 7 9or# -o#, -o# of the whole earth, )er%ert, I )ra0 0ou, the 1ounsel of these kin/s that the0 ma0 not fi/ht a/ainst m0 sons. EF "n# im)ress the hearts of these kin/s an# their )eo)le with the terror of m0 sons an# 'rin/ #own their )ri#e, an# that the0 ma0 turn awa0 from m0 sons. E8 "n# with 0our stron/ han# an# outstret1he# arm #eli%er m0 sons an# their ser%ants from them, for )ower an# mi/ht are in 0our han#s to #o all this. EG "n# the sons of Ja1o' an# their ser%ants went towar# these kin/s, an# the0 truste# in the 9or# their -o#, an# while the0 were /oin/, Ja1o' their father also )ra0e# to the 9or# an# sai#, 7 9or# -o#, )owerful an# e:alte# -o#, who has rei/ne# from #a0s of ol#, from there untill now an# fore%erA F0 0ou are 4e who stirs u) wars an# 1auses them to 1ease, in 0our han# are )ower an# mi/ht to e:alt an# to 'rin/ #ownA 7 ma0 m0 )ra0er 'e a11e)ta'le 'efore 0ou that 0ou ma0 turn to me with 0our mer1ies, to im)ress the hearts of these kin/s an# their )eo)le with the terror of m0 sons, an# terrif0 them an# their 1am)s, an# with 0our /reat kin#ness #eli%er all those that trust in 0ou, for it is 0ou who 1an 'rin/ )eo)le un#er us an# re#u1e nations un#er our )ower.

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1 "n# all the kin/s of the "morites 1ame an# took their stan# in the fiel# to 1onsult with their 1ounsellors what was to 'e #one with the sons of Ja1o', for the0 were still afrai# of them, sa0in/, wo of them slew the whole of the 1it0 of She1hem. B "n# the 9or# hear# the )ra0ers of Isaa1 an# Ja1o', an# he fille# the hearts of all these kin/s8 a#%isers with /reat fear an# terror that the0 unanimousl0 e:1laime#, 3 "re 0ou sill0 this #a0, or is there no un#erstan#in/ in 0ou, that 0ou will fi/ht with the 4e'rews, an# wh0 will 0ou take a #eli/ht in 0our own #estru1tion this #a0? C wo of them 1ame to the 1it0 of She1hem without fear or terror, an# the0 kille# all the inha'itants of the 1it0, that no man stoo# u) a/ainst them, an# how will 0ou 'e a'le to fi/ht with them all? D Surel0 0ou know that their -o# is e:1ee#in/l0 fon# of them, an# has #one mi/ht0 thin/s for them, su1h as ha%e not 'een #one from #a0s of ol#, an# amon/ all the /o#s of nations, there is none 1an #o like that of his mi/ht0 #ee#s. E Surel0 he #eli%ere# their father "'raham, the 4e'rew, from the han# of 6imro#, an# from the han# of all his )eo)le who ha# man0 times sou/ht to sla0 him. F 4e #eli%ere# him also from the fire in whi1h kin/ 6imro# ha# 1ast him, an# his -o# #eli%ere# him from it. 8 "n# who else 1an #o the like? surel0 it was "'raham who slew the fi%e kin/s of $lam, when the0 ha# tou1he# his 'rother8s son who in those #a0s #welt in So#om. G "n# took his ser%ant that was faithful in his house an# a few of his men, an# the0 )ursue# the kin/s of $lam in one ni/ht an# kille# them, an# restore# to his 'rother8s son all his )ro)ert0 whi1h the0 ha# taken from him. 10 "n# surel0 0ou know the -o# of these 4e'rews is mu1h #eli/hte# with them, an# the0 are also #eli/hte# with him, for the0 know that he #eli%ere# them from all their enemies. 11 "n# throu/h his lo%e towar# his -o#, "'raham took his onl0 an# )re1ious son an# inten#e# to 'rin/ him u) as a 'urnt offerin/ to his -o#, an# ha# it not 'een for -o# who )re%ente# him from #oin/ this, he woul# then ha%e #one it throu/h his lo%e to his -o#. 1B "n# -o# saw all his works, an# swore to him, an# )romise# him that he woul# #eli%er his
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sons an# all his see# from e%er0 trou'le that woul# ha))en to them, 'e1ause he ha# #one this thin/, an# throu/h his lo%e to his -o# stifle# his 1om)assion for his 1hil#. 13 "n# ha%e 0ou not hear# what their -o# #i# to .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t, an# to "'imele1h kin/ of -erar, throu/h takin/ "'raham8s wife, who sai# of her, She is m0 sister, for fear that the0 mi/ht sla0 him 'e1ause of her, an# think of takin/ her for a wife? an# -o# #i# to them an# their )eo)le all that 0ou hear# of. 1C "n# we oursel%es saw with our e0es that $sau, the 'rother of Ja1o', 1ame to him with four hun#re# men, with the intention of sla0in/ him, for he 1alle# to min# that he ha# taken awa0 from him his father8s 'lessin/. 1D "n# he went to meet him when he 1ame from S0ria, to strike the mother with the 1hil#ren, an# who #eli%ere# him from his han#s 'ut his -o# in whom he truste#? he #eli%ere# him from the han# of his 'rother an# also from the han#s of his enemies, an# surel0 he a/ain will )rote1t them. 1E 3ho #oes not know that it was their -o# who ins)ire# them with stren/th to #o to the town of She1hem the e%il whi1h 0ou hear# of? 1F !oul# it then 'e with their own stren/th that two men 1oul# #estro0 su1h a lar/e 1it0 as She1hem ha# it not 'een for their -o# in whom the0 truste#? he sai# an# #i# to them all this to sla0 the inha'itants of the 1it0 in their 1it0. 18 "n# 1an 0ou then )re%ail o%er them who ha%e 1ome out to/ether from 0our 1it0 to fi/ht with the whole of them, e%en if a thousan# times as man0 more shoul# 1ome to 0our assistan1e? 1G Surel0 0ou know an# un#erstan# that 0ou #o not 1ome to fi/ht with them, 'ut 0ou 1ome to war with their -o# who ma#e 1hoi1e of them, an# 0ou ha%e therefore all 1ome this #a0 to 'e #estro0e#. B0 6ow therefore refrain from this e%il whi1h 0ou are en#ea%orin/ to 'rin/ u)on 0oursel%es, an# it will 'e 'etter for 0ou not to /o to 'attle with them, althou/h the0 are 'ut few in num'ers, 'e1ause their -o# is with them. B1 "n# when the kin/s of the "morites hear# all the wor#s of their a#%isers, their hearts were fille# with terror, an# the0 were afrai# of the sons of Ja1o' an# woul# not fi/ht a/ainst them. BB "n# the0 in1line# their ears to the wor#s of their a#%isers, an# the0 listene# to all their wor#s, an# the wor#s of the 1ounsellors /reatl0 )lease# the kin/s, an# the0 #i# so. B3 "n# the kin/s turne# an# refraine# from the sons of Ja1o', for the0 #o not #are a))roa1h them to make war with them, for the0 were /reatl0 afrai# of them, an# their hearts melte# within them from their fear of them. BC &or this )ro1ee#e# from the 9or# to them, for he hear# the )ra0ers of his ser%ants Isaa1 an# Ja1o', for the0 truste# in himA an# all these kin/s returne# with their 1am)s on that #a0, ea1h to his own 1it0, an# the0 #i# not at that time fi/ht with the sons of Ja1o'. BD "n# the sons of Ja1o' ke)t their station that #a0 untill e%enin/ o))osite mount Sihon, an# seein/ that these kin/s #i# not 1ome to fi/ht a/ainst them, the sons of Ja1o' returne# home.

%HA$TER +1 "t that time the 9or# a))eare# to Ja1o' sa0in/, "rise, /o to Bethel an# remain there, an# make there an altar to the 9or# who a))ears to 0ou, who #eli%ere# 0ou an# 0our sons from affli1tion. B "n# Ja1o' rose u) with his sons an# all 'elon/in/ to him, an# the0 went an# 1ame to Bethel a11or#in/ to the wor# of the 9or#. 3 "n# Ja1o' was ninet0-nine 0ears ol# when he went u) to Bethel, an# Ja1o' an# his sons an# all
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the )eo)le that were with him, remaine# in Bethel in 9u=, an# he there 'uilt an altar to the 9or# who a))eare# to him, an# Ja1o' an# his sons remaine# in Bethel si: months. C "t that time #ie# 2e'orah the #au/hter of ;=, the nurse of +e'e11a, who ha# 'een with Ja1o'A an# Ja1o' 'urie# her 'eneath Bethel un#er an oak that was there. D "n# +e'e11a the #au/hter of Bethuel, the mother of Ja1o', also #ie# at that time in 4e'ron, the same is (ireath-ar'a, an# she was 'urie# in the 1a%e of ,a1h)elah whi1h "'raham ha# 'ou/ht from the 1hil#ren of 4eth. E "n# the life of +e'e11a was one hun#re# an# thirt0-three 0ears, an# she #ie# an# when Ja1o' hear# that his mother +e'e11a was #ea# he we)t 'itterl0 for his mother, an# ma#e a /reat mournin/ for her, an# for 2e'orah her nurse 'eneath the oak, an# he 1alle# the name of that )la1e "llon-'a1huth. F "n# 9a'an the S0rian #ie# in those #a0s, for -o# stru1k him 'e1ause he trans/resse# the 1o%enant that e:iste# 'etween him an# Ja1o'. 8 "n# Ja1o' was a hun#re# 0ears ol# when the 9or# a))eare# to him, an# 'lesse# him an# 1alle# his name Israel, an# +a1hel the wife of Ja1o' 1on1ei%e# in those #a0s. G "n# at that time Ja1o' an# all 'elon/in/ to him >ourne0e# from Bethel to /o to his father8s house, to 4e'ron. 10 "n# while the0 were /oin/ on the roa#, an# there was 0et 'ut a little wa0 to 1ome to $)hrath, +a1hel 'ore a son an# she ha# har# la'or an# she #ie#. 11 "n# Ja1o' 'urie# her in the wa0 to $)hrath, whi1h is Bethlehem, an# he set a )illar u)on her /ra%e, whi1h is there to this #a0A an# the #a0s of +a1hel were fort0-fi%e 0ears an# she #ie#. 1B "n# Ja1o' 1alle# the name of his son that was 'orn to him, whi1h +a1hel 'ore to him, Ben>amin, for he was 'orn to him in the lan# on the ri/ht han#. 13 "n# it was after the #eath of +a1hel, that Ja1o' )it1he# his tent in the tent of her han#mai# Bilhah. 1C "n# +eu'en was >ealous for his mother 9eah 'e1ause of this, an# he was fille# with an/er, an# he rose u) in his an/er an# went an# entere# the tent of Bilhah an# he remo%e# his father8s 'e# from there. 1D "t that time the )ortion of 'irthri/ht, to/ether with the kin/l0 an# )riestl0 offi1es, was remo%e# from the sons of +eu'en, for he ha# )rofane# his father8s 'e#, an# the 'irthri/ht was /i%en to Jose)h, the kin/l0 offi1e to Ju#ah, an# the )riesthoo# to 9e%i, 'e1ause +eu'en ha# #efile# his father8s 'e#. 1E "n# these are the /enerations of Ja1o' who were 'orn to him in .a#an-aram, an# the sons of Ja1o' were twel%e. 1F he sons of 9eah were +eu'en the first 'orn, an# Simeon, 9e%i, Ju#ah, Issa1har, ?e'ulun, an# their sister 2inahA an# the sons of +a1hel were Jose)h an# Ben>amin. 18 he sons of ?il)ah, 9eah8s han#mai#, were -a# an# "sher, an# the sons of Bilhah, +a1hel8s han#mai#, were 2an an# 6a)htaliA these are the sons of Ja1o' whi1h were 'orn to him in .a#anaram. 1G "n# Ja1o' an# his sons an# all 'elon/in/ to him >ourne0e# an# 1ame to ,amre, whi1h is (ireath-ar'a, that is in 4e'ron, where "'raham an# Isaa1 so>ourne#, an# Ja1o' with his sons an# all 'elon/in/ to him, #welt with his father in 4e'ron. B0 "n# his 'rother $sau an# his sons, an# all 'elon/in/ to him went to the lan# of Seir an# #welt there, an# ha# )ossessions in the lan# of Seir, an# the 1hil#ren of $sau were fruitful an# multi)lie# e:1ee#in/l0 in the lan# of Seir. B1 "n# these are the /enerations of $sau that were 'orn to him in the lan# of !anaan, an# the
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sons of $sau were fi%e. BB "n# "#ah 'ore to $sau his first 'orn $li)ha=, an# she also 'ore to him +euel, an# "hli'amah 'ore to him Jeush, 5aalam an# (orah. B3 hese are the 1hil#ren of $sau who were 'orn to him in the lan# of !anaanA an# the sons of $li)ha= the son of $sau were eman, 7mar, ?e)ho, -atam, (ena= an# "male:, an# the sons of +euel were 6a1hath, ?era1h, Shamah an# ,i==ah. BC "n# the sons of Jeush were imnah, "l%ah, JethethA an# the sons of 5aalam were "lah, .hinor an# (ena=. BD "n# the sons of (orah were eman, ,i'=ar, ,a/#iel an# $ramA these are the families of the sons of $sau a11or#in/ to their #uke#oms in the lan# of Seir. BE "n# these are the names of the sons of Seir the 4orite, inha'itants of the lan# of Seir, 9otan, Sho'al, ?i'eon, "nah, 2ishan, $=er an# 2ishon, 'ein/ se%en sons. BF "n# the 1hil#ren of 9otan were 4ori, 4eman an# their sister imna, that is imna who 1ame to Ja1o' an# his sons, an# the0 woul# not /i%e ear to her, an# she went an# 'e1ame a 1on1u'ine to $li)ha= the son of $sau, an# she 'ore to him "malek. B8 "n# the sons of Sho'al were "l%an, ,anahath, $'al, She)ho, an# 7nam, an# the sons of ?i'eon were ">ah, an# "nah, this was that "nah who foun# the 5emim in the wil#erness when he fe# the asses of ?i'eon his father. BG "n# while he was fee#in/ his father8s asses he le# them to the wil#erness at #ifferent times to fee# them. 30 "n# there was a #a0 that he 'rou/ht them to one of the #eserts on the sea shore, o))osite the wil#erness of the )eo)le, an# while he was fee#in/ them, a %er0 hea%0 storm 1ame from the other si#e of the sea an# reste# u)on the asses that were fee#in/ there, an# the0 all stoo# still. 31 "n# afterwar# a'out one hun#re# an# twent0 /reat an# terri'le animals 1ame out from the wil#erness at the other si#e of the sea, an# the0 all 1ame to the )la1e where the asses were, an# the0 )la1e# themsel%es there. 3B "n# those animals, from their mi##le #ownwar#, were in the sha)e of the 1hil#ren of men, an# from their mi##le u)war#, some ha# the likeness of 'ears, an# some the likeness of the kee)has, with tails 'ehin# them from 'etween their shoul#ers rea1hin/ #own to the earth, like the tails of the #u1hee)hath, an# these animals 1ame an# mounte# an# ro#e u)on these asses, an# le# them awa0, an# the0 went awa0 to this #a0. 33 "n# one of these animals a))roa1he# "nah an# stru1k him with his tail, an# then fle# from that )la1e. 3C "n# when he saw this work he was e:1ee#in/l0 afrai# of his life, an# he fle# an# es1a)e# to the 1it0. 3D "n# he relate# to his sons an# 'rothers all that ha# ha))ene# to him, an# man0 men went to seek the asses 'ut 1oul# not fin# them, an# "nah an# his 'rothers went no more to that )la1e from that #a0 followin/, for the0 were /reatl0 afrai# of their li%es. 3E "n# the 1hil#ren of "nah the son of Seir, were 2ishon an# his sister "hli'amah, an# the 1hil#ren of 2ishon were 4em#an, $sh'an, Ithran an# !heran, an# the 1hil#ren of $=er were Bilhan, ?aa%an an# "kan, an# the 1hil#ren of 2ishon were ;= an# "ran. 3F hese are the families of the 1hil#ren of Seir the 4orite, a11or#in/ to their #uke#oms in the lan# of Seir. 38 "n# $sau an# his 1hil#ren #welt in the lan# of Seir the 4orite, the inha'itant of the lan#, an# the0 ha# )ossessions in it an# were fruitful an# multi)lie# e:1ee#in/l0, an# Ja1o' an# his

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1hil#ren an# all 'elon/in/ to them, #welt with their father Isaa1 in the lan# of !anaan, as the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# "'raham their father.

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1 "n# in the one hun#re# an# fifth 0ear of the life of Ja1o', that is the ninth 0ear of Ja1o'8s #wellin/ with his 1hil#ren in the lan# of !anaan, he 1ame from .a#an-aram. B "n# in those #a0s Ja1o' >ourne0e# with his 1hil#ren from 4e'ron, an# the0 went an# returne# to the 1it0 of She1hem, the0 an# all 'elon/in/ to them, an# the0 #welt there, for the 1hil#ren of Ja1o' o'taine# /oo# an# fat )asture lan# for their 1attle in the 1it0 of She1hem, the 1it0 of She1hem ha%in/ then 'een re'uilt, an# there were in it a'out three hun#re# men an# women. 3 "n# Ja1o' an# his 1hil#ren an# all 'elon/in/ to him #welt in the )art of the fiel# whi1h Ja1o' ha# 'ou/ht from 4amor the father of She1hem, when he 1ame from .a#an-aram 'efore Simeon an# 9e%i ha# stri1ken the 1it0. C "n# all those kin/s of the !anaanites an# "morites that surroun#e# the 1it0 of She1hem, hear# that the sons of Ja1o' ha# a/ain 1ome to She1hem an# #welt there. D "n# the0 sai#, Shall the sons of Ja1o' the 4e'rew a/ain 1ome to the 1it0 an# #well in there, after that the0 ha%e stri1ken its inha'itants an# #ri%en them out? shall the0 now return an# also #ri%e out those who are #wellin/ in the 1it0 or sla0 them? E "n# all the kin/s of !anaan a/ain assem'le#, an# the0 1ame to/ether to make war with Ja1o' an# his sons. F "n# Jashu' kin/ of a)na1h sent also to all his nei/h'orin/ kin/s, to $lan kin/ of -aash, an# to Ihuri kin/ of Shiloh, an# to .arathon kin/ of !ha=ar, an# to Susi kin/ of Sarton, an# to 9a'an kin/ of Beth1horan, an# to Sha'ir kin/ of 7thna0-mah, sa0in/, 8 !ome u) to me an# assist me, an# let us strike Ja1o' the 4e'rew an# his sons, an# all 'elon/in/ to him, for the0 are a/ain 1ome to She1hem to )ossess it an# to sla0 its inha'itants as 'efore. G "n# all these kin/s assem'le# to/ether an# 1ame with all their 1am)s, a )eo)le e:1ee#in/l0 )lentiful like the san# u)on the sea shore, an# the0 were all o))osite to a)na1h. 10 "n# Jashu' kin/ of a)na1h went out to them with all his arm0, an# he en1am)e# with them o))osite to a)na1h without the 1it0, an# all these kin/s the0 #i%i#e# into se%en #i%isions, 'ein/ se%en 1am)s a/ainst the sons of Ja1o'. 11 "n# the0 sent a #e1laration to Ja1o' an# his son, sa0in/, !ome 0ou all out to us that we ma0 ha%e an inter%iew to/ether in the )lain, an# re%en/e the 1ause of the men of She1hem whom 0ou slew in their 1it0, an# 0ou will now a/ain return to the 1it0 of She1hem an# #well in there, an# sla0 its inha'itants as 'efore. 1B "n# the sons of Ja1o' hear# this an# their an/er was kin#le# e:1ee#in/l0 at the wor#s of the kin/s of !anaan, an# ten of the sons of Ja1o' hurrie# an# rose u), an# ea1h of them /irt on his wea)ons of warA an# there were one hun#re# an# two of their ser%ants with them e@ui))e# in 'attle arra0. 13 "n# all these men, the sons of Ja1o' with their ser%ants, went towar# these kin/s, an# Ja1o' their father was with them, an# the0 all stoo# u)on the hea) of She1hem. 1C "n# Ja1o' )ra0e# to the 9or# for his sons, an# he s)rea# out his han#s to the 9or#, an# he sai#, 7 -o#, 0ou are an "lmi/ht0 -o#, 0ou are our father, 0ou forme# us an# we are the works of 0our han#sA I )ra0 0ou #eli%er m0 sons throu/h 0our mer10 from the han# of their enemies, who are this #a0 1omin/ to fi/ht with them an# sa%e them from their han#, for in 0our han# is
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)ower an# mi/ht, to sa%e the few from the man0. 1D "n# /i%e to m0 sons, 0our ser%ants, stren/th of heart an# mi/ht to fi/ht with their enemies, to su'#ue them, an# make their enemies fall 'efore them, an# #o not let m0 sons an# their ser%ants #ie throu/h the han#s of the 1hil#ren of !anaan. 1E But if it seems /oo# in 0our e0es to take awa0 the li%es of m0 sons an# their ser%ants, take them in 0our /reat mer10 throu/h the han#s of 0our ministers, that the0 ma0 not )erish this #a0 '0 the han#s of the kin/s of the "morites. 1F "n# when Ja1o' 1ease# )ra0in/ to the 9or# the earth shook from its )la1e, an# the sun #arkene#, an# all these kin/s were terrifie# an# a /reat 1onsternation sei=e# them. 18 "n# the 9or# listene# to the )ra0er of Ja1o', an# the 9or# im)resse# the hearts of all the kin/s an# their hosts with the terror an# awe of the sons of Ja1o'. 1G &or the 9or# 1ause# them to hear the %oi1e of 1hariots, an# the %oi1e of mi/ht0 horses from the sons of Ja1o', an# the %oi1e of a /reat arm0 a11om)an0in/ them. B0 "n# these kin/s were sei=e# with /reat terror at the sons of Ja1o', an# while the0 were stan#in/ in their @uarters, the sons of Ja1o' a#%an1e# u)on them, with one hun#re# an# twel%e men, with a /reat an# tremen#ous shoutin/. B1 "n# when the kin/s saw the sons of Ja1o' a#%an1in/ towar# them, the0 were still more )ani1 stru1k, an# the0 were in1line# to retreat from 'efore the sons of Ja1o' as at first, an# not to fi/ht with them. BB But the0 #i# not retreat, sa0in/, It woul# 'e a #is/ra1e to us like this twi1e to retreat from 'efore the 4e'rews. B3 "n# the sons of Ja1o' 1ame near an# a#%an1e# a/ainst all these kin/s an# their armies, an# the0 saw, an# it was a %er0 mi/ht0 )eo)le, numerous as the san# of the sea. BC "n# the sons of Ja1o' 1alle# to the 9or# an# sai#, 4el) us 7 9or#, hel) us an# answer us, for we trust in 0ou, an# #o not let us #ie '0 the han#s of these un1ir1um1ise# men, who this #a0 ha%e 1ome a/ainst us. BD "n# the sons of Ja1o' /irt on their wea)ons of war, an# the0 took in their han#s ea1h man his shiel# an# his >a%elin, an# the0 a))roa1he# to 'attle. BE "n# Ju#ah, the son of Ja1o', ran first 'efore his 'rothers, an# ten of his ser%ants with him, an# he went towar# these kin/s. BF "n# Jashu', kin/ of a)na1h, also 1ame out first with his arm0 'efore Ju#ah, an# Ju#ah saw Jashu' an# his arm0 1omin/ towar# him, an# Ju#ah8s wrath was kin#le#, an# his an/er 'urne# within him, an# he a))roa1he# to 'attle in whi1h Ju#ah %enture# his life. B8 "n# Jashu' an# all his arm0 were a#%an1in/ towar# Ju#ah, an# he was ri#in/ u)on a %er0 stron/ an# )owerful horse, an# Jashu' was a %er0 %aliant man, an# 1o%ere# with iron an# 'rass from hea# to foot. BG "n# while he was u)on the horse, he shot arrows with 'oth han#s from 'efore an# 'ehin#, as was his manner in all his 'attles, an# he ne%er misse# the )la1e to whi1h he aime# his arrows. 30 "n# when Jashu' 1ame to fi/ht with Ju#ah, an# was #artin/ man0 arrows a/ainst Ju#ah, the 9or# 'oun# the han# of Jashu', an# all the arrows that he shot re'oun#e# u)on his own men. 31 "n# #es)ite this, Jashu' ke)t a#%an1in/ towar# Ju#ah, to 1hallen/e him with the arrows, 'ut the #istan1e 'etween them was a'out thirt0 1u'its, an# when Ju#ah saw Jashu' #artin/ out his arrows a/ainst him, he ran to him with his wrath-e:1ite# mi/ht. 3B "n# Ju#ah took u) a lar/e stone from the /roun#, an# its wei/ht was si:t0 shekels, an# Ju#ah ran towar# Jashu', an# with the stone stru1k him on his shiel#, that Jashu' was stunne# with the 'low, an# fell off from his horse to the /roun#.
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33 "n# the shiel# 'urst asun#er out of the han# of Jashu', an# throu/h the for1e of the 'low s)ran/ to the #istan1e of a'out fifteen 1u'its, an# the shiel# fell 'efore the se1on# 1am). 3C "n# the kin/s that 1ame with Jashu' saw at a #istan1e the stren/th of Ju#ah, the son of Ja1o', an# what he ha# #one to Jashu', an# the0 were terri'l0 afrai# of Ju#ah. 3D "n# the0 assem'le# near Jashu'8s 1am), seein/ his 1onfusion, an# Ju#ah #rew his swor# an# stru1k fort0-two men of the 1am) of Jashu', an# the whole of Jashu'8s 1am) fle# 'efore Ju#ah, an# no man stoo# a/ainst him, an# the0 left Jashu' an# fle# from him, an# Jashu' was still )rostrate u)on the /roun#. 3E "n# Jashu' seein/ that all the men of his 1am) ha# fle# from him, hurrie# an# rose u) with terror a/ainst Ju#ah, an# stoo# u)on his le/s o))osite Ju#ah. 3F "n# Jashu' ha# a sin/le 1om'at with Ju#ah, )la1in/ shiel# towar# shiel#, an# Jashu'8s men all fle#, for the0 were /reatl0 afrai# of Ju#ah. 38 "n# Jashu' took his s)ear in his han# to strike Ju#ah u)on his hea#, 'ut Ju#ah ha# @ui1kl0 )la1e# his shiel# to his hea# a/ainst Jashu'8s s)ear, so that the shiel# of Ju#ah re1ei%e# the 'low from Jashu'8s s)ear, an# the shiel# was s)lit in too. 3G "n# when Ju#ah saw that his shiel# was s)lit, he hastil0 #rew his swor# an# stru1k Jashu' at his ankles, an# 1ut off his feet that Jashu' fell u)on the /roun#, an# the s)ear fell from his han#. C0 "n# Ju#ah hastil0 )i1ke# u) Jashu'8s s)ear, with whi1h he se%ere# his hea# an# 1ast it ne:t to his feet. C1 "n# when the sons of Ja1o' saw what Ju#ah ha# #one to Jashu', the0 all ran into the ranks of the other kin/s, an# the sons of Ja1o' fou/ht with the arm0 of Jashu', an# the armies of all the kin/s that were there. CB "n# the sons of Ja1o' 1ause# fifteen thousan# of their men to fall, an# the0 stru1k them as if strikin/ at /our#s, an# the rest fle# for their li%es. C3 "n# Ju#ah was still stan#in/ '0 the 'o#0 of Jashu', an# stri))e# Jashu' of his 1oat of mail. CC "n# Ju#ah also took off the iron an# 'rass that was a'out Jashu', an# nine men of the 1a)tains of Jashu' 1ame alon/ to fi/ht a/ainst Ju#ah. CD "n# Ju#ah hurrie# an# took u) a stone from the /roun#, an# with it stru1k one of them u)on the hea#, an# his skull was fra1ture#, an# the 'o#0 also fell from the horse to the /roun#. CE "n# the ei/ht 1a)tains that remaine#, seein/ the stren/th of Ju#ah, were /reatl0 afrai# an# the0 fle#, an# Ju#ah with his ten men )ursue# them, an# the0 o%ertook them an# slew them. CF "n# the sons of Ja1o' were still strikin/ the armies of the kin/s, an# the0 slew man0 of them, 'ut those kin/s #arin/l0 ke)t their stan# with their 1a)tains, an# #i# not retreat from their )la1es, an# the0 e:1laime# a/ainst those of their armies that fle# from 'efore the sons of Ja1o', 'ut none woul# listen to them, for the0 were afrai# of their li%es for fear that the0 shoul# #ie. C8 "n# all the sons of Ja1o', after ha%in/ stri1ken the armies of the kin/s, returne# an# 1ame 'efore Ju#ah, an# Ju#ah was still sla0in/ the ei/ht 1a)tains of Jashu', an# stri))in/ off their /arments. CG "n# 9e%i saw $lon, kin/ of -aash, a#%an1in/ towar# him, with his fourteen 1a)tains to strike him, 'ut 9e%i #i# not know it for 1ertain. D0 "n# $lon with his 1a)tains a))roa1he# nearer, an# 9e%i looke# 'a1k an# saw that 'attle was /i%en him in the rear, an# 9e%i ran with twel%e of his ser%ants, an# the0 went an# slew $lon an# his 1a)tains with the e#/e of the swor#.

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1 "n# Ihuri kin/ of Shiloh 1ame u) to assist $lon, an# he a))roa1he# Ja1o', when Ja1o' #rew his 'ow that was in his han# an# with an arrow stru1k Ihuri whi1h 1ause# his #eath. B "n# when Ihuri kin/ of Shiloh was #ea#, the four remainin/ kin/s fle# from their station with the rest of the 1a)tains, an# the0 en#ea%ore# to retreat, sa0in/, 3e ha%e no more stren/th with the 4e'rews after their ha%in/ kille# the three kin/s an# their 1a)tains who were more )owerful than we are. 3 "n# when the sons of Ja1o' saw that the remainin/ kin/s ha# remo%e# from their station, the0 )ursue# them, an# Ja1o' also 1ame from the hea) of She1hem from the )la1e where he was stan#in/, an# the0 went after the kin/s an# the0 a))roa1he# them with their ser%ants. C "n# the kin/s an# the 1a)tains with the rest of their armies, seein/ that the sons of Ja1o' a))roa1he# them, were afrai# of their li%es an# fle# untill the0 rea1he# the 1it0 of !ha=ar. D "n# the sons of Ja1o' )ursue# them to the /ate of the 1it0 of !ha=ar, an# the0 stru1k a /reat strikin/ amon/ the kin/s an# their armies, a'out four thousan# men, an# while the0 were strikin/ the arm0 of the kin/s, Ja1o' was o11u)ie# with his 'ow 1onfinin/ himself to strikin/ the kin/s, an# he slew them all. E "n# he slew .arathon kin/ of !ha=ar at the /ate of the 1it0 of !ha=ar, an# he afterwar# stru1k Susi kin/ of Sarton, an# 9a'an kin/ of Beth1horin, an# Sha'ir kin/ of ,a1hna0mah, an# he slew them all with arrows, an arrow to ea1h of them, an# the0 #ie#. F "n# the sons of Ja1o' seein/ that all the kin/s were #ea# an# that the0 were 'roken u) an# retreatin/, 1ontinue# to 1arr0 on the 'attle with the armies of the kin/s o))osite the /ate of !ha=ar, an# the0 still stru1k a'out four hun#re# of their men. 8 "n# three men of the ser%ants of Ja1o' fell in that 'attle, an# when Ju#ah saw that three of his ser%ants ha# #ie#, it /rie%e# him /reatl0, an# his an/er 'urne# within him a/ainst the "morites. G "n# all the men that remaine# of the armies of the kin/s were /reatl0 afrai# of their li%es, an# the0 ran an# 'roke the /ate of the walls of the 1it0 of !ha=ar, an# the0 all entere# the 1it0 for safet0. 10 "n# the0 1on1eale# themsel%es in the mi#st of the 1it0 of !ha=ar, for the 1it0 of !ha=ar was %er0 lar/e an# e:tensi%e, an# when all these armies ha# entere# the 1it0, the sons of Ja1o' ran after them to the 1it0. 11 "n# four mi/ht0 men, e:)erien1e# in 'attle, went out from the 1it0 an# stoo# a/ainst the entran1e of the 1it0, with #rawn swor#s an# s)ears in their han#s, an# the0 )la1e# themsel%es o))osite the sons of Ja1o', an# woul# not suffer them to enter the 1it0. 1B "n# 6a)htali ran an# 1ame 'etween them an# with his swor# stru1k two of them, an# 1ut off their hea#s at one stroke. 13 "n# he turne# to the other two, an# the0 ha# fle#, an# he )ursue# them, o%ertook them, stru1k them an# slew them. 1C "n# the sons of Ja1o' 1ame to the 1it0 an# saw, an# there was another wall to the 1it0, an# the0 sou/ht for the /ate of the wall an# 1oul# not fin# it, an# Ju#ah s)ran/ u)on the to) of the wall, an# Simeon an# 9e%i followe# him, an# the0 all three #es1en#e# from the wall into the 1it0. 1D "n# Simeon an# 9e%i slew all the men who ran for safet0 into the 1it0, an# also the inha'itants of the 1it0 with their wi%es an# little ones, the0 slew with the e#/e of the swor#, an# the 1ries of the 1it0 as1en#e# u) to hea%en. 1E "n# 2an an# 6a)htali s)ran/ u)on the wall to see what 1ause# the noise of lamentation, for the sons of Ja1o' felt an:ious a'out their 'rothers, an# the0 hear# the inha'itants of the 1it0 s)eakin/ with wee)in/ an# 'e//in/, sa0in/, ake all that we )ossess in the 1it0 an# /o awa0,
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onl0 #o not )ut us to #eath. 1F "n# when Ju#ah, Simeon, an# 9e%i ha# 1ease# strikin/ the inha'itants of the 1it0, the0 as1en#e# the wall an# 1alle# to 2an an# 6a)htali, who were u)on the wall, an# to the rest of their 'rothers, an# Simeon an# 9e%i informe# them of the entran1e into the 1it0, an# all the sons of Ja1o' 1ame to fet1h the s)oil. 18 "n# the sons of Ja1o' took the s)oil of the 1it0 of !ha=ar, the flo1ks an# her#s, an# the )ro)ert0, an# the0 took all that 1oul# 'e 1a)ture#, an# went awa0 that #a0 from the 1it0. 1G "n# on the ne:t #a0 the sons of Ja1o' went to Sarton, for the0 hear# that the men of Sarton who ha# remaine# in the 1it0 were assem'lin/ to fi/ht with them for ha%in/ slain their kin/, an# Sarton was a %er0 hi/h an# fortifie# 1it0, an# it ha# a #ee) ram)art surroun#in/ the 1it0. B0 "n# the )illar of the ram)art was a'out fift0 1u'its an# its 'rea#th fort0 1u'its, an# there was no )la1e for a man to enter the 1it0 'e1ause of the ram)art, an# the sons of Ja1o' saw the ram)art of the 1it0, an# the0 sou/ht an entran1e in it 'ut 1oul# not fin# it. B1 &or the entran1e to the 1it0 was at the rear, an# e%er0 man that wishe# to 1ome into the 1it0 1ame '0 that roa# an# went aroun# the whole 1it0, an# he afterwar#s entere# the 1it0. BB "n# the sons of Ja1o' seein/ the0 1oul# not fin# the wa0 into the 1it0, their an/er was kin#le# /reatl0, an# the inha'itants of the 1it0 seein/ that the sons of Ja1o' were 1omin/ to them were /reatl0 afrai# of them, for the0 ha# hear# of their stren/th an# what the0 ha# #one to !ha=ar. B3 "n# the inha'itants of the 1it0 of Sarton 1oul# not /o out towar# the sons of Ja1o' after ha%in/ assem'le# in the 1it0 to fi/ht a/ainst them, for fear that the0 mi/ht '0 that means /et into the 1it0, 'ut when the0 saw that the0 were 1omin/ towar# them, the0 were /reatl0 afrai# of them, for the0 ha# hear# of their stren/th an# what the0 ha# #one to !ha=ar. BC So the inha'itants of Sarton s)ee#il0 took awa0 the 'ri#/e of the roa# of the 1it0, from its )la1e, 'efore the sons of Ja1o' 1ame, an# the0 'rou/ht it into the 1it0. BD "n# the sons of Ja1o' 1ame an# sou/ht the wa0 into the 1it0, an# 1oul# not fin# it an# the inha'itants of the 1it0 went u) to the to) of the wall, an# saw, an# the sons of Ja1o' were seekin/ an entran1e into the 1it0. BE "n# the inha'itants of the 1it0 re)roa1he# the sons of Ja1o' from the to) of the wall, an# the0 1urse# them, an# the sons of Ja1o' hear# the re)roa1hes, an# the0 were /reatl0 in1ense#, an# their an/er 'urne# within them. BF "n# the sons of Ja1o' were )ro%oke# at them, an# the0 all rose an# s)ran/ o%er the ram)art with the for1e of their stren/th, an# throu/h their mi/ht )asse# the fort0 1u'its8 'rea#th of the ram)art. B8 "n# when the0 ha# )asse# the ram)art the0 stoo# un#er the wall of the 1it0, an# the0 foun# all the /ates of the 1it0 en1lose# with iron #oors. BG "n# the sons of Ja1o' 1ame near to 'reak o)en the #oors of the /ates of the 1it0, an# the inha'itants #i# not let them, for from the to) of the wall the0 were 1astin/ stones an# arrows u)on them. 30 "n# the num'er of the )eo)le that were u)on the wall was a'out four hun#re# men, an# when the sons of Ja1o' saw that the men of the 1it0 woul# not let them o)en the /ates of the 1it0, the0 s)ran/ an# as1en#e# the to) of the wall, an# Ju#ah went u) first to the east )art of the 1it0. 31 "n# -a# an# "sher went u) after him to the west 1orner of the 1it0, an# Simeon an# 9e%i to the north, an# 2an an# +eu'en to the south. 3B "n# the men who were on the to) of the wall, the inha'itants of the 1it0, seein/ that the sons of Ja1o' were 1omin/ u) to them, the0 all fle# from the wall, #es1en#e# into the 1it0, an# 1on1eale# themsel%es in the mi#st of the 1it0.
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33 "n# Issa1har an# 6a)htali that remaine# un#er the wall a))roa1he# an# 'roke the /ates of the 1it0, an# kin#le# a fire at the /ates of the 1it0, that the iron melte#, an# all the sons of Ja1o' 1ame into the 1it0, the0 an# all their men, an# the0 fou/ht with the inha'itants of the 1it0 of Sarton, an# stru1k them with the e#/e of the swor#, an# no man stoo# u) 'efore them. 3C "n# a'out two hun#re# men fle# from the 1it0, an# the0 all went an# hi# themsel%es in a 1ertain tower in the 1it0, an# Ju#ah )ursue# them to the tower an# he 'roke #own the tower, whi1h fell u)on the men, an# the0 all #ie#. 3D "n# the sons of Ja1o' went u) the roa# of the roof of that tower, an# the0 saw, an# there was another stron/ an# hi/h tower at a #istan1e in the 1it0, an# the to) of it rea1he# to hea%en, an# the sons of Ja1o' hurrie# an# #es1en#e#, an# went with all their men to that tower, an# foun# it fille# with a'out three hun#re# men, women an# little ones. 3E "n# the sons of Ja1o' stru1k a /reat strikin/ amon/ those men in the tower an# the0 ran awa0 an# fle# from them. 3F "n# Simeon an# 9e%i )ursue# them, when twel%e mi/ht0 an# %aliant men 1ame out to them from the )la1e where the0 ha# 1on1eale# themsel%es. 38 "n# those twel%e men maintaine# a stron/ 'attle a/ainst Simeon an# 9e%i, an# Simeon an# 9e%i 1oul# not )re%ail o%er them, an# those %aliant men 'roke the shiel#s of Simeon an# 9e%i, an# one of them stru1k at 9e%i8s hea# with his swor#, when 9e%i hastil0 )la1e# his han# to his hea#, for he was afrai# of the swor#, an# the swor# stru1k 9e%i8s han#, an# it wante# 'ut little to the han# of 9e%i 'ein/ 1ut off. 3G "n# 9e%i sei=e# the swor# of the %aliant man in his han#, an# took it for1i'l0 from the man, an# with it he stru1k at the hea# of the )owerful man, an# he se%ere# his hea#. C0 "n# ele%en men a))roa1he# to fi/ht with 9e%i, for the0 saw that one of them was kille#, an# the sons of Ja1o' fou/ht, 'ut the sons of Ja1o' 1oul# not )re%ail o%er them, for those men were %er0 )owerful. C1 "n# the sons of Ja1o' seein/ that the0 1oul# not )re%ail o%er them, Simeon /a%e a lou# an# tremen#ous shriek, an# the ele%en )owerful men were stunne# at the %oi1e of Simeon8s shriekin/. CB "n# Ju#ah at a #istan1e knew the %oi1e of Simeon8s shoutin/, an# 6a)htali an# Ju#ah ran with their shiel#s to Simeon an# 9e%i, an# foun# them fi/htin/ with those )owerful men, una'le to )re%ail o%er them as their shiel#s were 'roken. C3 "n# 6a)htali saw that the shiel#s of Simeon an# 9e%i were 'roken, an# he took two shiel#s from his ser%ants an# 'rou/ht them to Simeon an# 9e%i. CC "n# Simeon, 9e%i an# Ju#ah on that #a0 fou/ht all three a/ainst the ele%en mi/ht0 men until the time of sunset, 'ut the0 1oul# not )re%ail o%er them. CD "n# this was tol# to Ja1o', an# he was sorel0 /rie%e#, an# he )ra0e# to the 9or#, an# he an# 6a)htali his son went a/ainst these mi/ht0 men. CE "n# Ja1o' a))roa1he# an# #rew his 'ow, an# 1ame near to the mi/ht0 men, an# slew three of their men with the 'ow, an# the remainin/ ei/ht turne# 'a1k, an# the war wa/e# a/ainst them in the front an# rear, an# the0 were /reatl0 afrai# of their li%es, an# 1oul# not stan# 'efore the sons of Ja1o', an# the0 fle# from 'efore them. CF "n# in their fli/ht the0 met 2an an# "sher 1omin/ towar# them, an# the0 su##enl0 fell u)on them, an# fou/ht with them, an# slew two of them, an# Ju#ah an# his 'rothers )ursue# them, an# stru1k the remain#er of them, an# slew them. C8 "n# all the sons of Ja1o' returne# an# walke# a'out the 1it0, sear1hin/ if the0 1oul# fin# an0 men, an# the0 foun# a'out twent0 0oun/ men in a 1a%e in the 1it0, an# -a# an# "sher stru1k
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them all, an# 2an an# 6a)htali li/hte# u)on the rest of the men who ha# fle# an# es1a)e# from the se1on# tower, an# the0 stru1k them all. CG "n# the sons of Ja1o' stru1k all the inha'itants of the 1it0 of Sarton, 'ut the women an# little ones the0 left in the 1it0 an# #i# not sla0 them. D0 "n# all the inha'itants of the 1it0 of Sarton were )owerful men, one of them woul# )ursue a thousan#, an# two of them woul# not flee from ten thousan# of the rest of men. D1 "n# the sons of Ja1o' slew all the inha'itants of the 1it0 of Sarton with the e#/e of the swor#, that no man stoo# u) a/ainst them, an# the0 left the women in the 1it0. DB "n# the sons of Ja1o' took all the s)oil of the 1it0, an# 1a)ture# what the0 #esire#, an# the0 took flo1ks an# her#s an# )ro)ert0 from the 1it0, an# the sons of Ja1o' #i# to Sarton an# its inha'itants as the0 ha# #one to !ha=ar an# its inha'itants, an# the0 turne# an# went awa0.

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1 "n# when the sons of Ja1o' went from the 1it0 of Sarton, the0 ha# /one a'out two hun#re# 1u'its when the0 met the inha'itants of a)na1h 1omin/ towar# them, for the0 went out to fi/ht with them, 'e1ause the0 ha# stri1ken the kin/ of a)na1h an# all his men. B So all that remaine# in the 1it0 of a)na1h 1ame out to fi/ht with the sons of Ja1o', an# the0 thou/ht to retake from them the 'oot0 an# the s)oil whi1h the0 ha# 1a)ture# from !ha=ar an# Sarton. 3 "n# the rest of the men of a)na1h fou/ht with the sons of Ja1o' in that )la1e, an# the sons of Ja1o' stru1k them, an# the0 fle# 'efore them, an# the0 )ursue# them to the 1it0 of "r'elan, an# the0 all fell 'efore the sons of Ja1o'. C "n# the sons of Ja1o' returne# an# 1ame to a)na1h, to take awa0 the s)oil of a)na1h, an# when the0 1ame to a)na1h the0 hear# that the )eo)le of "r'elan ha# /one out to meet them to sa%e the s)oil of their 'rothers, an# the sons of Ja1o' left ten of their men in a)na1h to )lun#er the 1it0, an# the0 went out towar# the )eo)le of "r'elan. D "n# the men of "r'elan went out with their wi%es to fi/ht with the sons of Ja1o', for their wi%es were e:)erien1e# in 'attle, an# the0 went out, a'out four hun#re# men an# women. E "n# all the sons of Ja1o' shoute# with a lou# %oi1e, an# the0 all ran towar# the inha'itants of "r'elan, an# with a /reat an# tremen#ous %oi1e. F "n# the inha'itants of "r'elan hear# the noise of the shoutin/ of the sons of Ja1o', an# their roarin/ like the noise of lions an# like the roarin/ of the sea an# its wa%es. 8 "n# fear an# terror )ossesse# their hearts 'e1ause of the sons of Ja1o', an# the0 were terri'l0 afrai# of them, an# the0 retreate# an# fle# 'efore them into the 1it0, an# the sons of Ja1o' )ursue# them to the /ate of the 1it0, an# the0 1ame u)on them in the 1it0. G "n# the sons of Ja1o' fou/ht with them in the 1it0, an# all their women were en/a/e# in slin/in/ a/ainst the sons of Ja1o', an# the 1om'at was %er0 se%ere amon/ them the whole of that #a0 untill e%enin/. 10 "n# the sons of Ja1o' 1oul# not )re%ail o%er them, an# the sons of Ja1o' ha# almost )erishe# in that 'attle, an# the sons of Ja1o' 1rie# to the 9or# an# /reatl0 /aine# stren/th towar# e%enin/, an# the sons of Ja1o' stru1k all the inha'itants of "r'elan '0 the e#/e of the swor#, men, women an# little ones. 11 "n# also the remain#er of the )eo)le who ha# fle# from Sarton, the sons of Ja1o' stru1k them in "r'elan, an# the sons of Ja1o' #i# to "r'elan an# a)na1h as the0 ha# #one to !ha=ar an# Sarton, an# when the women saw that all the men were #ea#, the0 went u)on the roofs of the 1it0
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an# stru1k the sons of Ja1o' '0 showerin/ #own stones like rain. 1B "n# the sons of Ja1o' hurrie# an# 1ame into the 1it0 an# sei=e# all the women an# stru1k them with the e#/e of the swor#, an# the sons of Ja1o' 1a)ture# all the s)oil an# 'oot0, flo1ks an# her#s an# 1attle. 13 "n# the sons of Ja1o' #i# to ,a1hna0mah as the0 ha# #one to a)na1h, to !ha=ar an# to Shiloh, an# the0 turne# from there an# went awa0. 1C "n# on the fifth #a0 the sons of Ja1o' hear# that the )eo)le of -aash ha# /athere# a/ainst them to 'attle, 'e1ause the0 ha# slain their kin/ an# their 1a)tains, for there ha# 'een fourteen 1a)tains in the 1it0 of -aash, an# the sons of Ja1o' ha# slain them all in the first 'attle. 1D "n# the sons of Ja1o' that #a0 /irt on their wea)ons of war, an# the0 mar1he# to 'attle a/ainst the inha'itants of -aash, an# in -aash there was a stron/ an# mi/ht0 )eo)le of the )eo)le of the "morites, an# -aash was the stron/est an# 'est fortifie# 1it0 of all the 1ities of the "morites, an# it ha# three walls. 1E "n# the sons of Ja1o' 1ame to -aash an# the0 foun# the /ates of the 1it0 lo1ke#, an# a'out fi%e hun#re# men stan#in/ at the to) of the outer-most wall, an# a )eo)le numerous as the san# u)on the sea shore were in am'ush for the sons of Ja1o' from without the 1it0 at the rear of it. 1F "n# the sons of Ja1o' a))roa1he# to o)en the /ates of the 1it0, an# while the0 were #rawin/ near, those who were in am'ush at the rear of the 1it0 1ame out from their )la1es an# surroun#e# the sons of Ja1o'. 18 "n# the sons of Ja1o' were en1lose# 'etween the )eo)le of -aash, an# the 'attle was 'oth to their front an# rear, an# all the men that were u)on the wall, were 1astin/ from the wall u)on them, arrows an# stones. 1G "n# Ju#ah, seein/ that the men of -aash were /ettin/ too hea%0 for them, /a%e a most )ier1in/ an# tremen#ous shriek an# all the men of -aash were terrifie# at the %oi1e of Ju#ah8s 1r0, an# men fell from the wall at his )owerful shriek, an# all those that were from without an# within the 1it0 were /reatl0 afrai# of their li%es. B0 "n# the sons of Ja1o' still 1ame near to 'reak the #oors of the 1it0, when the men of -aash threw stones an# arrows u)on them from the to) of the wall, an# ma#e them flee from the /ate. B1 "n# the sons of Ja1o' returne# a/ainst the men of -aash who were with them from without the 1it0, an# the0 stru1k them terri'l0, as strikin/ a/ainst /our#s, an# the0 1oul# not stan# a/ainst the sons of Ja1o', for fri/ht an# terror ha# sei=e# them at the shriek of Ju#ah. BB "n# the sons of Ja1o' slew all those men who were without the 1it0, an# the sons of Ja1o' still #rew near to effe1t an entran1e into the 1it0, an# to fi/ht un#er the 1it0 walls, 'ut the0 1oul# not for all the inha'itants of -aash who remaine# in the 1it0 ha# surroun#e# the walls of -aash in e%er0 #ire1tion, so that the sons of Ja1o' were una'le to a))roa1h the 1it0 to fi/ht with them. B3 "n# the sons of Ja1o' 1ame near to one 1orner to fi/ht un#er the wall, the inha'itants of -aash threw arrows an# stones u)on them like showers of rain, an# the0 fle# from un#er the wall. BC "n# the )eo)le of -aash who were u)on the wall, seein/ that the sons of Ja1o' 1oul# not )re%ail o%er them from un#er the wall, re)roa1he# the sons of Ja1o' in these wor#s, sa0in/, BD 3hat is the matter with 0ou in the 'attle that 0ou 1annot )re%ail? 1an 0ou then #o to the mi/ht0 1it0 of -aash an# its inha'itants as 0ou #i# to the 1ities of the "morites that were not so )owerful? Surel0 to those weak ones amon/ us 0ou #i# those thin/s, an# slew them in the entran1e of the 1it0, for the0 ha# no stren/th when the0 were terrifie# at the soun# of 0our shoutin/. BE "n# will 0ou now then 'e a'le to fi/ht in this )la1e? Surel0 here 0ou will all #ie, an# we will
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a%en/e the 1ause of those 1ities that 0ou ha%e lai# waste. BF "n# the inha'itants of -aash /reatl0 re)roa1he# the sons of Ja1o' an# re%ile# them with their /o#s, an# 1ontinue# to 1ast arrows an# stones u)on them from the wall. B8 "n# Ju#ah an# his 'rothers hear# the wor#s of the inha'itants of -aash an# their an/er was /reatl0 rouse#, an# Ju#ah was >ealous of his -o# in this matter, an# he 1alle# out an# sai#, 7 9or#, hel), sen# hel) to us an# our 'rothers. BG "n# he ran at a #istan1e with all his mi/ht, with his #rawn swor# in his han#, an# he s)ran/ from the earth an# '0 #int of his stren/th, mounte# the wall, an# his swor# fell from his han#. 30 "n# Ju#ah shoute# u)on the wall, an# all the men that were u)on the wall were terrifie#, an# some of them fell from the wall into the 1it0 an# #ie#, an# those who were 0et u)on the wall, when the0 saw Ju#ah8s stren/th, the0 were /reatl0 afrai# an# fle# for their li%es into the 1it0 for safet0. 31 "n# some were em'ol#ene# to fi/ht with Ju#ah u)on the wall, an# the0 1ame near to sla0 him when the0 saw there was no swor# in Ju#ah8s han#, an# the0 thou/ht of 1astin/ him from the wall to his 'rothers, an# twent0 men of the 1it0 1ame u) to assist them, an# the0 surroun#e# Ju#ah an# the0 all shoute# o%er him, an# a))roa1he# him with #rawn swor#s, an# the0 terrifie# Ju#ah, an# Ju#ah 1rie# out to his 'rothers from the wall. 3B "n# Ja1o' an# his sons #rew the 'ow from un#er the wall, an# stru1k three of the men that were u)on the to) of the wall, an# Ju#ah 1ontinue# to 1r0 an# he e:1laime#, 7 9or# hel) us, 7 9or# #eli%er us, an# he 1rie# out with a lou# %oi1e u)on the wall, an# the 1r0 was hear# at a /reat #istan1e. 33 "n# after this 1r0 he a/ain re)eate# to shout, an# all the men who surroun#e# Ju#ah on the to) of the wall were terrifie#, an# the0 ea1h threw his swor# from his han# at the soun# of Ju#ah8s shoutin/ an# his tremor, an# fle#. 3C "n# Ju#ah took the swor#s whi1h ha# fallen from their han#s, an# Ju#ah fou/ht with them an# slew twent0 of their men u)on the wall. 3D "n# a'out ei/ht0 men an# women still as1en#e# the wall from the 1it0 an# the0 all surroun#e# Ju#ah, an# the 9or# im)resse# the fear of Ju#ah in their hearts, that the0 were una'le to a))roa1h him. 3E "n# Ja1o' an# all who were with him #rew the 'ow from un#er the wall, an# the0 slew ten men u)on the wall, an# the0 fell 'elow the wall, 'efore Ja1o' an# his sons. 3F "n# the )eo)le u)on the wall seein/ that twent0 of their men ha# fallen, the0 still ran towar# Ju#ah with #rawn swor#s, 'ut the0 1oul# not a))roa1h him for the0 were /reatl0 terrifie# at Ju#ah8s stren/th. 38 "n# one of their mi/ht0 men whose name was "ru# a))roa1he# to strike Ju#ah u)on the hea# with his swor#, when Ju#ah hastil0 )ut his shiel# to his hea#, an# the swor# hit the shiel#, an# it was s)lit in two. 3G "n# this mi/ht0 man after he ha# stru1k Ju#ah ran for his life, at the fear of Ju#ah, an# his feet sli))e# u)on the wall an# he fell amon/ the sons of Ja1o' who were 'elow the wall, an# the sons of Ja1o' stru1k him an# slew him. C0 "n# Ju#ah8s hea# )aine# him from the 'low of the )owerful man, an# Ju#ah ha# nearl0 #ie# from it. C1 "n# Ju#ah 1rie# out u)on the wall owin/ to the )ain )ro#u1e# '0 the 'low, when 2an hear# him, an# his an/er 'urne# within him, an# he also rose u) an# went at a #istan1e an# ran an# s)ran/ from the earth an# mounte# the wall with his wrath-e:1ite# stren/th. CB "n# when 2an 1ame u)on the wall near to Ju#ah all the men u)on the wall fle#, who ha#
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stoo# a/ainst Ju#ah, an# the0 went u) to the se1on# wall, an# the0 threw arrows an# stones u)on 2an an# Ju#ah from the se1on# wall, an# en#ea%ore# to #ri%e them from the wall. C3 "n# the arrows an# stones stru1k 2an an# Ju#ah, an# the0 ha# nearl0 'een kille# u)on the wall, an# where%er 2an an# Ju#ah fle# from the wall, the0 were atta1ke# with arrows an# stones from the se1on# wall. CC "n# Ja1o' an# his sons were still at the entran1e of the 1it0 'elow the first wall, an# the0 were not a'le to #raw their 'ow a/ainst the inha'itants of the 1it0, as the0 1oul# not 'e seen '0 them, 'ein/ u)on the se1on# wall. CD "n# 2an an# Ju#ah when the0 1oul# no lon/er 'ear the stones an# arrows that fell u)on them from the se1on# wall, the0 'oth s)ran/ u)on the se1on# wall near the )eo)le of the 1it0, an# when the )eo)le of the 1it0 who were u)on the se1on# wall saw that 2an an# Ju#ah ha# 1ome to them u)on the se1on# wall, the0 all 1rie# out an# #es1en#e# 'elow 'etween the walls. CE "n# Ja1o' an# his sons hear# the noise of the shoutin/ from the )eo)le of the 1it0, an# the0 were still at the entran1e of the 1it0, an# the0 were an:ious a'out 2an an# Ju#ah who were not seen '0 them, the0 'ein/ u)on the se1on# wall. 113 CF "n# 6a)htali went u) with his wrath-e:1ite# mi/ht an# s)ran/ u)on the first wall to see what 1ause# the noise of shoutin/ whi1h the0 ha# hear# in the 1it0, an# Issa1har an# ?e'ulun #rew near to 'reak the #oors of the 1it0, an# the0 o)ene# the /ates of the 1it0 an# 1ame into the 1it0. C8 "n# 6a)htali lea)e# from the first wall to the se1on#, an# 1ame to assist his 'rothers, an# the inha'itants of -aash who were u)on the wall, seein/ that 6a)htali was the thir# who ha# 1ome u) to assist his 'rothers, the0 all fle# an# #es1en#e# into the 1it0, an# Ja1o' an# all his sons an# all their 0oun/ men 1ame into the 1it0 to them. CG "n# Ju#ah an# 2an an# 6a)htali #es1en#e# from the wall into the 1it0 an# )ursue# the inha'itants of the 1it0, an# Simeon an# 9e%i were from without the 1it0 an# #i# not know that the /ate was o)ene#, an# the0 went u) from there to the wall an# 1ame #own to their 'rothers into the 1it0. D0 "n# the inha'itants of the 1it0 ha# all #es1en#e# into the 1it0, an# the sons of Ja1o' 1ame to them in #ifferent #ire1tions, an# the 'attle wa/e# a/ainst them from the front an# the rear, an# the sons of Ja1o' stru1k them terri'l0, an# slew a'out twent0 thousan# of them men an# women, not one of them 1oul# stan# u) a/ainst the sons of Ja1o'. D1 "n# the 'loo# flowe# )lentifull0 in the 1it0, an# it was like a 'rook of water, an# the 'loo# flowe# like a 'rook to the outer )art of the 1it0, an# rea1he# the #esert of Beth1horin. DB "n# the )eo)le of Beth1horin saw at a #istan1e the 'loo# flowin/ from the 1it0 of -aash, an# a'out se%ent0 men from amon/ them ran to see the 'loo#, an# the0 1ame to the )la1e where the 'loo# was. D3 "n# the0 followe# the tra1k of the 'loo# an# 1ame to the wall of the 1it0 of -aash, an# the0 saw the 'loo# issue from the 1it0, an# the0 hear# the %oi1e of 1r0in/ from the inha'itants of -aash, for it as1en#e# to hea%en, an# the 'loo# was 1ontinuin/ to flow a'un#antl0 like a 'rook of water. DC "n# all the sons of Ja1o' were still strikin/ the inha'itants of -aash, an# were en/a/e# in sla0in/ them untill e%enin/, a'out twent0 thousan# men an# women, an# the )eo)le of !horin sai#, Surel0 this is the work of the 4e'rews, for the0 are still 1arr0in/ on war in all the 1ities of the "morites. DD "n# those )eo)le hurrie# an# ran to Beth1horin, an# ea1h took his wea)ons of war, an# the0 1rie# out to all the inha'itants of Beth1horin, who also /irt on their wea)ons of war to /o an#
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fi/ht with the sons of Ja1o'. DE "n# when the sons of Ja1o' ha# #one strikin/ the inha'itants of -aash, the0 walke# a'out the 1it0 to stri) all the slain, an# 1omin/ in the innermost )art of the 1it0 an# farther on the0 met three %er0 )owerful men, an# there was no swor# in their han#. DF "n# the sons of Ja1o' 1ame u) to the )la1e where the0 were, an# the )owerful men ran awa0, an# one of them ha# taken ?e'ulun, who he saw was a 0oun/ la# an# of short stature, an# with his mi/ht #ashe# him to the /roun#. D8 "n# Ja1o' ran to him with his swor# an# Ja1o' stru1k him 'elow his loins with the swor#, an# 1ut him in two, an# the 'o#0 fell u)on ?e'ulun. DG "n# the se1on# one a))roa1he# an# sei=e# Ja1o' to fell him to the /roun#, an# Ja1o' turne# to him an# shoute# to him, while Simeon an# 9e%i ran an# stru1k him on the hi)s with the swor# an# felle# him to the /roun#. E0 "n# the )owerful man rose u) from the /roun# with wrath-e:1ite# mi/ht, an# Ju#ah 1ame to him 'efore he ha# /aine# his footin/, an# stru1k him u)on the hea# with the swor#, an# his hea# was s)lit an# he #ie#. E1 "n# the thir# )owerful man, seein/ that his 1om)anions were kille#, ran from 'efore the sons of Ja1o', an# the sons of Ja1o' )ursue# him in the 1it0A an# while the )owerful man was fleein/ he foun# one of the swor#s of the inha'itants of the 1it0, an# he )i1ke# it u) an# turne# to the sons of Ja1o' an# fou/ht them with that swor#. EB "n# the )owerful man ran to Ju#ah to strike him u)on the hea# with the swor#, an# there was no shiel# in the han# of Ju#ahA an# while he was aimin/ to strike him, 6a)htali hastil0 took his shiel# an# )ut it to Ju#ah8s hea#, an# the swor# of the )owerful man hit the shiel# of 6a)htali an# Ju#ah es1a)e# the swor#. E3 "n# Simeon an# 9e%i ran u)on the )owerful man with their swor#s an# stru1k at him for1i'l0 with their swor#s, an# the two swor#s entere# the 'o#0 of the )owerful man an# #i%i#e# it in two, len/th-wise. EC "n# the sons of Ja1o' stru1k the three mi/ht0 men at that time, to/ether with all the inha'itants of -aash, an# the #a0 was a'out to #e1line. ED "n# the sons of Ja1o' walke# a'out -aash an# took all the s)oil of the 1it0, e%en the little ones an# women the0 #i# not suffer to li%e, an# the sons of Ja1o' #i# to -aash as the0 ha# #one to Sarton an# Shiloh.

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1 "n# the sons of Ja1o' le# awa0 all the s)oil of -aash, an# went out of the 1it0 '0 ni/ht. B he0 were /oin/ out mar1hin/ towar# the 1astle of Beth1horin, an# the inha'itants of Beth1horin were /oin/ to the 1astle to meet them, an# on that ni/ht the sons of Ja1o' fou/ht with the inha'itants of Beth1horin, in the 1astle of Beth1horin. 3 "n# all the inha'itants of Beth1horin were mi/ht0 men, one of them woul# not flee from 'efore a thousan# men, an# the0 fou/ht on that ni/ht u)on the 1astle, an# their shouts were hear# on that ni/ht from afar, an# the earth @uake# at their shoutin/. C "n# all the sons of Ja1o' were afrai# of those men, as the0 were not a11ustome# to fi/ht in the #ark, an# the0 were /reatl0 1onfoun#e#, an# the sons of Ja1o' 1rie# to the 9or#, sa0in/, -i%e hel) to us 7 9or#, #eli%er us that we ma0 not #ie '0 the han#s of these un1ir1um1ise# men. D "n# the 9or# listene# to the %oi1e of the sons of Ja1o', an# the 9or# 1ause# /reat terror an# 1onfusion to sei=e the )eo)le of Beth1horin, an# the0 fou/ht amon/ themsel%es the one with the
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other in the #arkness of ni/ht, an# stru1k ea1h other in /reat num'ers. E "n# the sons of Ja1o', knowin/ that the 9or# ha# 'rou/ht a s)irit of )er%erseness amon/ those men, an# that the0 fou/ht ea1h man with his nei/h'or, went out from amon/ the 'an#s of the )eo)le of Beth1horin an# went as far as the #es1ent of the 1astle of Beth1horin, an# farther, an# the0 tarrie# there se1urel0 with their 0oun/ men on that ni/ht. F "n# the )eo)le of Beth1horin fou/ht the whole ni/ht, one man with his 'rother, an# the other with his nei/h'or, an# the0 1rie# out in e%er0 #ire1tion u)on the 1astle, an# their 1r0 was hear# at a #istan1e, an# the whole earth shook at their %oi1e, for the0 were )owerful a'o%e all the )eo)le of the earth. 8 "n# all the inha'itants of the 1ities of the !anaanites, the 4ittites, the "morites, the 4i%ites an# all the kin/s of !anaan, an# also those who were on the other si#e of the Jor#an, hear# the noise of the shoutin/ on that ni/ht. G "n# the0 sai#, Surel0 these are the 'attles of the 4e'rews who are fi/htin/ a/ainst the se%en 1ities, who 1ame near to themA an# who 1an stan# a/ainst those 4e'rews? 10 "n# all the inha'itants of the 1ities of the !anaanites, an# all those who were on the other si#e of the Jor#an, were /reatl0 afrai# of the sons of Ja1o', for the0 sai#, he same will 'e #one to us as was #one to those 1ities, for who 1an stan# a/ainst their mi/ht0 stren/th? 11 "n# the 1ries of the !horinites were %er0 /reat on that ni/ht, an# 1ontinue# to in1reaseA an# the0 stru1k ea1h other untill mornin/, an# num'ers of them were kille#. 1B "n# the mornin/ a))eare#, an# all the sons of Ja1o' rose u) at #a0'reak an# went u) to the 1astle, an# the0 stru1k those who remaine# of the !horinites in a terri'le manner, an# the0 were all kille# in the 1astle. 13 "n# the si:th #a0 a))eare#, an# all the inha'itants of !anaan saw at a #istan1e all the )eo)le of Beth1horin l0in/ #ea# in the 1astle of Beth1horin, an# strewe# a'out as the 1ar1asses of lam's an# /oats. 1C "n# the sons of Ja1o' le# all the s)oil whi1h the0 ha# 1a)ture# from -aash an# went to Beth1horin, an# the0 foun# the 1it0 full of )eo)le like the san# of the sea, an# the0 fou/ht with them, an# the sons of Ja1o' stru1k them there untill e%enin/ time. 1D "n# the sons of Ja1o' #i# to Beth1horin as the0 ha# #one to -aash an# a)na1h, an# as the0 ha# #one to !ha=ar, to Sarton an# to Shiloh. 1E "n# the sons of Ja1o' took with them the s)oil of Beth1horin an# all the s)oil of the 1ities, an# on that #a0 the0 went home to She1hem. 1F "n# the sons of Ja1o' 1ame home to the 1it0 of She1hem, an# the0 remaine# without the 1it0, an# the0 then reste# there from the war, an# tarrie# there all ni/ht. 18 "n# all their ser%ants to/ether with all the s)oil that the0 ha# taken from the 1ities, the0 left without the 1it0, an# the0 #i# not enter the 1it0, for the0 sai#, .erha)s there ma0 'e 0et more fi/htin/ a/ainst us, an# the0 ma0 1ome to atta1k us in She1hem. 1G "n# Ja1o' an# his sons an# their ser%ants remaine# on that ni/ht an# the ne:t #a0 in the )ortion of the fiel# whi1h Ja1o' ha# )ur1hase# from 4amor for fi%e shekels, an# all that the0 ha# 1a)ture# was with them. B0 "n# all the 'oot0 whi1h the sons of Ja1o' ha# 1a)ture#, was in the )ortion of the fiel#, immense as the san# u)on the sea shore. B1 "n# the inha'itants of the lan# o'ser%e# them from afar, an# all the inha'itants of the lan# were afrai# of the sons of Ja1o' who ha# #one this thin/, for no kin/ from the #a0s of ol# ha# e%er #one the like. BB "n# the se%en kin/s of the !anaanites resol%e# to make )ea1e with the sons of Ja1o', for the0
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were /reatl0 afrai# of their li%es, 'e1ause of the sons of Ja1o'. B3 "n# on that #a0, 'ein/ the se%enth #a0, Ja)hia kin/ of 4e'ron sent se1retl0 to the kin/ of "i, an# to the kin/ of -i'eon, an# to the kin/ of Shalem, an# to the kin/ of "#ulam, an# to the kin/ of 9a1hish, an# to the kin/ of !ha=ar, an# to all the !anaanitish kin/s who were un#er their su'>e1tion, sa0in/, BC -o u) with me, an# 1ome to me that we ma0 /o to the sons of Ja1o', an# I will make )ea1e with them, an# form a treat0 with them, for fear that all 0our lan#s 'e #estro0e# '0 the swor#s of the sons of Ja1o', as the0 #i# to She1hem an# the 1ities aroun# it, as 0ou ha%e hear# an# seen. BD "n# when 0ou 1ome to me, #o not 1ome with man0 men, 'ut let e%er0 kin/ 'rin/ his three hea# 1a)tains, an# e%er0 1a)tain 'rin/ three of his offi1ers. BE "n# 1ome all of 0ou to 4e'ron, an# we will /o to/ether to the sons of Ja1o', an# 'e/ them that the0 shall form a treat0 of )ea1e with us. BF "n# all those kin/s #i# as the kin/ of 4e'ron ha# sent to them, for the0 were all un#er his 1ounsel an# 1omman#, an# all the kin/s of !anaan assem'le# to /o to the sons of Ja1o', to make )ea1e with themA an# the sons of Ja1o' returne# an# went to the )ortion of the fiel# that was in She1hem, for the0 #i# not )ut 1onfi#en1e in the kin/s of the lan#. B8 "n# the sons of Ja1o' returne# an# remaine# in the )ortion of the fiel# ten #a0s, an# no one 1ame to make war with them. BG "n# when the sons of Ja1o' saw that there was no a))earan1e of war, the0 all assem'le# an# went to the 1it0 of She1hem, an# the sons of Ja1o' remaine# in She1hem. 30 "n# at the e:)iration of fort0 #a0s, all the kin/s of the "morites assem'le# from all their )la1es an# 1ame to 4e'ron, to Ja)hia, kin/ of 4e'ron. 31 "n# the num'er of kin/s that 1ame to 4e'ron, to make )ea1e with the sons of Ja1o', was twent0-one kin/s, an# the num'er of 1a)tains that 1ame with them was si:t0-nine, an# their men were one hun#re# an# ei/ht0-nine, an# all these kin/s an# their men reste# '0 ,ount 4e'ron. 3B "n# the kin/ of 4e'ron went out with his three 1a)tains an# nine men, an# these kin/s resol%e# to /o to the sons of Ja1o' to make )ea1e. 33 "n# the0 sai# to the kin/ of 4e'ron, -o 0ou 'efore us with 0our men, an# s)eak for us to the sons of Ja1o', an# we will 1ome after 0ou an# 1onfirm 0our wor#s, an# the kin/ of 4e'ron #i# so. 3C "n# the sons of Ja1o' hear# that all the kin/s of !anaan ha# /athere# to/ether an# reste# in 4e'ron, an# the sons of Ja1o' sent four of their ser%ants as s)ies, sa0in/, -o an# s)0 these kin/s, an# sear1h an# e:amine their men whether the0 are few or man0, an# if the0 are 'ut few in num'er, num'er them all an# 1ome 'a1k. 3D "n# the ser%ants of Ja1o' went se1retl0 to these kin/s, an# #i# as the sons of Ja1o' ha# 1omman#e# them, an# on that #a0 the0 1ame 'a1k to the sons of Ja1o', an# sai# to them, 3e 1ame to those kin/s, an# the0 are 'ut few in num'er, an# we num'ere# them all, an# the0 were two hun#re# an# ei/ht0-ei/ht, kin/s an# men. 3E "n# the sons of Ja1o' sai#, he0 are 'ut few in num'er, therefore we will not all /o out to themA an# in the mornin/ the sons of Ja1o' rose u) an# 1hose si:t0 two of their men, an# ten of the sons of Ja1o' went with themA an# the0 /irt on their wea)ons of war, for the0 sai#, he0 are 1omin/ to make war with us, for the0 #i# not know that the0 were 1omin/ to make )ea1e with them. 3F "n# the sons of Ja1o' went with their ser%ants to the /ate of She1hem, towar# those kin/s, an# their father Ja1o' was with them. 38 "n# when the0 ha# 1ome out, the kin/ of 4e'ron an# his three 1a)tains an# nine men with
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him were 1omin/ alon/ the roa# a/ainst the sons of Ja1o', an# the sons of Ja1o' lifte# u) their e0es, an# saw at a #istan1e Ja)hia, kin/ of 4e'ron, with his 1a)tains, 1omin/ towar# them, an# the sons of Ja1o' took their stan# at the )la1e of the /ate of She1hem, an# #i# not )ro1ee#. 3G "n# the kin/ of 4e'ron 1ontinue# to a#%an1e, he an# his 1a)tains, until he 1ame near to the sons of Ja1o', an# he an# his 1a)tains 'owe# #own to them to the /roun#, an# the kin/ of 4e'ron sat with his 1a)tains 'efore Ja1o' an# his sons. C0 "n# the sons of Ja1o' sai# to him, 3hat has ha))ene# to 0ou, 7 kin/ of 4e'ron? wh0 ha%e 0ou 1ome to us this #a0? what #o 0ou re@uire from us? an# the kin/ of 4e'ron sai# to Ja1o', I 'e/ 0ou m0 lor#, all the kin/s of the !anaanites ha%e this #a0 1ome to make )ea1e with 0ou. C1 "n# the sons of Ja1o' hear# the wor#s of the kin/ of 4e'ron, an# the0 woul# not 1onsent to his )ro)osals, for the sons of Ja1o' ha# no faith in him, for the0 ima/ine# that the kin/ of 4e'ron ha# s)oken #e1eitfull0 to them. CB "n# the kin/ of 4e'ron knew from the wor#s of the sons of Ja1o', that the0 #i# not 'elie%e his wor#s, an# the kin/ of 4e'ron a))roa1he# nearer to Ja1o', an# sai# to him, I 'e/ 0ou, m0 lor#, to 'e assure# that all these kin/s ha%e 1ome to 0ou on )ea1ea'le terms, for the0 ha%e not 1ome with all their men, neither #i# the0 'rin/ their wea)ons of war with them, for the0 ha%e 1ome to seek )ea1e from m0 lor# an# his sons. C3 "n# the sons of Ja1o' answere# the kin/ of 4e'ron, sa0in/, Sen# 0ou to all these kin/s, an# if 0ou s)eak truth to us, let them ea1h 1ome sin/l0 'efore us, an# if the0 1ome to us unarme#, we shall then know that the0 seek )ea1e from us. CC "n# Ja)hia, kin/ of 4e'ron, sent one of his men to the kin/s, an# the0 all 1ame 'efore the sons of Ja1o', an# 'owe# #own to them to the /roun#, an# these kin/s sat 'efore Ja1o' an# his sons, an# the0 s)oke to them, sa0in/, CD 3e ha%e hear# all that 0ou #i# to the kin/s of the "morites with 0our swor# an# e:1ee#in/l0 mi/ht0 arm, so that no man 1oul# stan# u) 'efore 0ou, an# we were afrai# of 0ou for the sake of our li%es, for fear that it shoul# ha))en to us as it #i# to them. CE So we ha%e 1ome to 0ou to form a treat0 of )ea1e 'etween us, an# now therefore 1ontra1t with us a 1o%enant of )ea1e an# truth, that 0ou will not me##le with us, inasmu1h as we ha%e not me##le# with 0ou. CF "n# the sons of Ja1o' knew that the0 ha# reall0 1ome to seek )ea1e from them, an# the sons of Ja1o' listene# to them, an# forme# a 1o%enant with them. C8 "n# the sons of Ja1o' swore to them that the0 woul# not me##le with them, an# all the kin/s of the !anaanites swore also to them, an# the sons of Ja1o' ma#e them tri'utar0 from that #a0 forwar#. CG "n# after this all the 1a)tains of these kin/s 1ame with their men 'efore Ja1o', with )resents in their han#s for Ja1o' an# his sons, an# the0 'owe# #own to him to the /roun#. D0 "n# these kin/s then ur/e# the sons of Ja1o' an# 'e//e# of them to return all the s)oil the0 ha# 1a)ture# from the se%en 1ities of the "morites, an# the sons of Ja1o' #i# so, an# the0 returne# all that the0 ha# 1a)ture#, the women, the little ones, the 1attle an# all the s)oil whi1h the0 ha# taken, an# the0 sent them off, an# the0 went awa0 ea1h to his 1it0. D1 "n# all these kin/s a/ain 'owe# #own to the sons of Ja1o', an# the0 sent or 'rou/ht them man0 /ifts in those #a0s, an# the sons of Ja1o' sent off these kin/s an# their men, an# the0 went )ea1ea'l0 awa0 from them to their 1ities, an# the sons of Ja1o' also returne# to their home, to She1hem. DB "n# there was )ea1e from that #a0 forwar# 'etween the sons of Ja1o' an# the kin/s of the !anaanites, until the 1hil#ren of Israel 1ame to inherit the lan# of !anaan.
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1 "n# at the re%olution of the 0ear the sons of Ja1o' >ourne0e# from She1hem, an# the0 1ame to 4e'ron, to their father Isaa1, an# the0 #welt there, 'ut their flo1ks an# her#s the0 fe# #ail0 in She1hem, for there was there in those #a0s /oo# an# fat )asture, an# Ja1o' an# his sons an# all their househol# #welt in the %alle0 of 4e'ron. B "n# it was in those #a0s, in that 0ear, 'ein/ the hun#re# an# si:th 0ear of the life of Ja1o', in the tenth 0ear of Ja1o'8s 1omin/ from .a#an-aram, that 9eah the wife of Ja1o' #ie#A she was fift0-one 0ears ol# when she #ie# in 4e'ron. 3 "n# Ja1o' an# his sons 'urie# her in the 1a%e of the fiel# of ,a1h)elah, whi1h is in 4e'ron, whi1h "'raham ha# 'ou/ht from the 1hil#ren of 4eth, for the )ossession of a 'urial )la1e. C "n# the sons of Ja1o' #welt with their father in the %alle0 of 4e'ron, an# all the inha'itants of the lan# knew their stren/th an# their fame went throu/hout the lan#. D "n# Jose)h the son of Ja1o', an# his 'rother Ben>amin, the sons of +a1hel, the wife of Ja1o', were 0et 0oun/ in those #a0s, an# #i# not /o out with their 'rothers #urin/ their 'attles in all the 1ities of the "morites. E "n# when Jose)h saw the stren/th of his 'rothers, an# their /reatness, he )raise# them an# e:tolle# them, 'ut he ranke# himself /reater than them, an# e:tolle# himself a'o%e themA an# Ja1o', his father, also lo%e# him more than an0 of his sons, for he was a son of his ol# a/e, an# throu/h his lo%e towar# him, he ma#e him a 1oat of man0 1olors. F "n# when Jose)h saw that his father lo%e# him more than his 'rothers, he 1ontinue# to e:alt himself a'o%e his 'rothers, an# he 'rou/ht to his father e%il re)orts 1on1ernin/ them. 8 "n# the sons of Ja1o' seein/ the whole of Jose)h8s 1on#u1t towar# them, an# that their father lo%e# him more than an0 of them, the0 hate# him an# 1oul# not s)eak )ea1ea'l0 to him all the #a0s. G "n# Jose)h was se%enteen 0ears ol#, an# he was still ma/nif0in/ himself a'o%e his 'rothers, an# thou/ht of raisin/ himself a'o%e them. 10 "t that time he #reame# a #ream, an# he 1ame to his 'rothers an# tol# them his #ream, an# he sai# to them, I #reame# a #ream, an# we were all 'in#in/ shea%es in the fiel#, an# m0 sheaf rose an# )la1e# itself u)on the /roun# an# 0our shea%es surroun#e# it an# 'owe# #own to it. 11 "n# his 'rothers answere# him an# sai# to him, 3hat means this #ream that 0ou #reamt? #o 0ou ima/ine in 0our heart to rei/n or rule o%er us? 1B "n# he still 1ame, an# tol# the thin/ to his father Ja1o', an# Ja1o' kisse# Jose)h when he hear# these wor#s from his mouth, an# Ja1o' 'lesse# Jose)h. 13 "n# when the sons of Ja1o' saw that their father ha# 'lesse# Jose)h an# ha# kisse# him, an# that he lo%e# him e:1ee#in/l0, the0 'e1ame >ealous of him an# hate# him the more. 1C "n# after this Jose)h #reame# another #ream an# relate# the #ream to his father in the )resen1e of his 'rothers, an# Jose)h sai# to his father an# 'rothers, I ha%e a/ain #reame# a #ream, an# the sun an# the moon an# the ele%en stars 'owe# #own to me. 1D "n# his father hear# the wor#s of Jose)h an# his #ream, an# seein/ that his 'rothers hate# Jose)h 'e1ause of this matter, Ja1o' therefore re'uke# Jose)h 'efore his 'rothers 'e1ause of this thin/, sa0in/, 3hat #oes this #ream mean whi1h 0ou ha%e #reamt, an# this ma/nif0in/ 0ourself 'efore 0our 'rothers who are ol#er than 0ou art? 1E 2o 0ou ima/ine in 0our heart that I an# 0our mother an# 0our ele%en 'rothers will 1ome an# 'ow #own to 0ou, that 0ou s)eak these thin/s? 1F "n# his 'rothers were >ealous of him 'e1ause of his wor#s an# #reams, an# the0 1ontinue# to
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hate him, an# Ja1o' reser%e# the #reams in his heart. 18 "n# the sons of Ja1o' went one #a0 to fee# their father8s flo1k in She1hem, for the0 were still her#smen in those #a0sA an# while the sons of Ja1o' were that #a0 fee#in/ in She1hem the0 #ela0e#, an# the time of /atherin/ in the 1attle was )asse#, an# the0 ha# not arri%e#. 1G "n# Ja1o' saw that his sons were #ela0e# in She1hem, an# Ja1o' sai# within himself, .erha)s the )eo)le of She1hem ha%e risen u) to fi/ht a/ainst them, therefore the0 ha%e #ela0e# 1omin/ this #a0. B0 "n# Ja1o' 1alle# Jose)h his son an# 1omman#e# him, sa0in/, 5our 'rothers are fee#in/ in She1hem this #a0, an# the0 ha%e not 0et 1ome 'a1kA /o now therefore an# see where the0 are, an# 'rin/ me wor# 'a1k 1on1ernin/ the welfare of 0our 'rothers an# the welfare of the flo1k. B1 "n# Ja1o' sent his son Jose)h to the %alle0 of 4e'ron, an# Jose)h 1ame for his 'rothers to She1hem, an# 1oul# not fin# them, an# Jose)h went a'out the fiel# whi1h was near She1hem, to see where his 'rothers ha# turne#, an# he misse# his roa# in the wil#erness, an# #i# not know whi1h wa0 he shoul# /o. BB "n# an an/el of the 9or# foun# him wan#erin/ in the roa# towar# the fiel#, an# Jose)h sai# to the an/el of the 9or#, I seek m0 'rothersA ha%e 0ou not hear# where the0 are fee#in/? an# the an/el of the 9or# sai# to Jose)h, I saw 0our 'rothers fee#in/ here, an# I hear# them sa0 the0 woul# /o to fee# in 2othan. B3 "n# Jose)h listene# to the %oi1e of the an/el of the 9or#, an# he went to his 'rothers in 2othan an# he foun# them in 2othan fee#in/ the flo1k. BC "n# Jose)h a#%an1e# to his 'rothers, an# 'efore he ha# 1ome near to them, the0 ha# resol%e# to sla0 him. BD "n# Simeon sai# to his 'rothers, he man of #reams is 1omin/ to us this #a0, an# now therefore 1ome an# let us kill him an# 1ast him in one of the )its that are in the wil#erness, an# when his father shall seek him from us, we will sa0 an e%il 'east has #e%oure# him. BE "n# +eu'en hear# the wor#s of his 'rothers 1on1ernin/ Jose)h, an# he sai# to them, 5ou shoul# not #o this thin/, for how 1an we look u) to our father Ja1o'? !ast him into this )it to #ie there, 'ut #o not stret1h out a han# u)on him to s)ill his 'loo#A an# +eu'en sai# this in or#er to #eli%er him from their han#, to 'rin/ him 'a1k to his father. BF "n# when Jose)h 1ame to his 'rothers he sat 'efore them, an# the0 rose u)on him an# sei=e# him an# stru1k him to the earth, an# stri))e# the 1oat of man0 1olors whi1h he ha# on. B8 "n# the0 took him an# 1ast him into a )it, an# in the )it there was no water, 'ut ser)ents an# s1or)ions. "n# Jose)h was afrai# of the ser)ents an# s1or)ions that were in the )it. "n# Jose)h 1rie# out with a lou# %oi1e, an# the 9or# hi# the ser)ents an# s1or)ions in the si#es of the )it, an# the0 #i# no harm to Jose)h. BG "n# Jose)h 1alle# out from the )it to his 'rothers, an# sai# to them, 3hat ha%e I #one to 0ou, an# in what ha%e I sinne#? wh0 #o 0ou not fear the 9or# 1on1ernin/ me? am I not of 0our 'ones an# flesh, an# is not Ja1o' 0our father, m0 father? wh0 #o 0ou #o this thin/ to me this #a0, an# how will 0ou 'e a'le to look u) to our father Ja1o'? 30 "n# he 1ontinue# to 1r0 out an# 1all to his 'rothers from the )it, an# he sai#, 7 Ju#ah, Simeon, an# 9e%i, m0 'rothers, lift me u) from the )la1e of #arkness in whi1h 0ou ha%e )la1e# me, an# 1ome this #a0 to ha%e 1om)assion on me, 1hil#ren of the 9or#, an# sons of Ja1o' m0 father. "n# if I ha%e sinne# to 0ou, are 0ou not the sons of "'raham, Isaa1, an# Ja1o'? if the0 saw an or)han the0 ha# 1om)assion o%er him, or one that was hun/r0, the0 /a%e him 'rea# to eat, or one that was thirst0, the0 /a%e him water to #rink, or one that was nake#, the0 1o%ere# him with /armentsH
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31 "n# how then will 0ou withhol# 0our )it0 from 0our 'rother, for I am of 0our flesh an# 'ones, an# if I ha%e sinne# to 0ou, surel0 0ou will #o this 'e1ause of m0 fatherH 3B "n# Jose)h s)oke these wor#s from the )it, an# his 'rothers 1oul# not listen to him, nor in1line their ears to the wor#s of Jose)h, an# Jose)h was 1r0in/ an# wee)in/ in the )it. 33 "n# Jose)h sai#, 7 that m0 father knew, this #a0, the a1t whi1h m0 'rothers ha%e #one to me, an# the wor#s whi1h the0 ha%e this #a0 s)oken to me. 3C "n# all his 'rothers hear# his 1ries an# wee)in/ in the )it, an# his 'rothers went an# remo%e# themsel%es from the )it, so that the0 mi/ht not hear the 1ries of Jose)h an# his wee)in/ in the )it.

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1 "n# the0 went an# sat on the o))osite si#e, a'out the #istan1e of a 'ow-shot, an# the0 sat there to eat 'rea#, an# while the0 were eatin/, the0 hel# 1ounsel to/ether what was to 'e #one with him, whether to sla0 him or to 'rin/ him 'a1k to his father. B he0 were hol#in/ the 1ounsel, when the0 lifte# u) their e0es, an# saw, an# there was a 1om)an0 of Ishmaelites 1omin/ at a #istan1e '0 the roa# of -ilea#, /oin/ #own to $/0)t. 3 "n# Ju#ah sai# to them, 3hat /ain will it 'e to us if we sla0 our 'rother? )erha)s -o# will re@uire him from usA this then is the 1ounsel )ro)ose# 1on1ernin/ him, whi1h 0ou shall #o to him: 9ook u)on this 1om)an0 of Ishmaelites /oin/ #own to $/0)t, C 6ow therefore, 1ome let us #is)ose of him to them, an# #o not let our han# 'e u)on him, an# the0 will lea# him alon/ with them, an# he will 'e lost amon/ the )eo)le of the lan#, an# we will not )ut him to #eath with our own han#s. "n# the )ro)osal )lease# his 'rothers an# the0 #i# a11or#in/ to the wor# of Ju#ah. D "n# while the0 were #is1ussin/ this matter, an# 'efore the 1om)an0 of Ishmaelites ha# 1ome u) to them, se%en tra#in/ men of ,i#ian )asse# '0 them, an# as the0 )asse# the0 were thirst0, an# the0 lifte# u) their e0es an# saw the )it in whi1h Jose)h was immure#, an# the0 looke#, an# e%er0 s)e1ies of 'ir# was u)on him. E "n# these ,i#ianites ran to the )it to #rink water, for the0 thou/ht that it 1ontaine# water, an# on 1omin/ 'efore the )it the0 hear# the %oi1e of Jose)h 1r0in/ an# wee)in/ in the )it, an# the0 looke# #own into the )it, an# the0 saw an# there was a 0outh of 'eautiful a))earan1e an# well fa%ore#. F "n# the0 1alle# to him an# sai#, 3ho are 0ou an# who 'rou/ht 0ou here, an# who )la1e# 0ou in this )it, in the wil#erness? an# the0 all assiste# to raise u) Jose)h an# the0 #rew him out, an# 'rou/ht him u) from the )it, an# took him an# went awa0 on their >ourne0 an# )asse# '0 his 'rothers. 8 "n# these sai# to them, 3h0 #o 0ou #o this, to take our ser%ant from us an# to /o awa0? surel0 we )la1e# this 0outh in the )it 'e1ause he re'elle# a/ainst us, an# 0ou 1ome an# 'rin/ him u) an# lea# him awa0A now then /i%e us 'a1k our ser%ant. G "n# the ,i#ianites answere# an# sai# to the sons of Ja1o', Is this 0our ser%ant, or #oes this man atten# 0ou? )erha)s 0ou are all his ser%ants, for he is more 'eautiful an# well fa%ore# than an0 of 0ou, an# wh0 #o 0ou all s)eak falsel0 to us? 10 6ow therefore we will not listen to 0our wor#s, nor atten# to 0ou, for we foun# the 0outh in the )it in the wil#erness, an# we took himA we will therefore /o on. 11 "n# all the sons of Ja1o' a))roa1he# them an# rose u) to them an# sai# to them, -i%e us 'a1k our ser%ant, an# wh0 will 0ou all #ie '0 the e#/e of the swor#? "n# the ,i#ianites 1rie#
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out a/ainst them, an# the0 #rew their swor#s, an# a))roa1he# to fi/ht with the sons of Ja1o'. 1B "n# Simeon rose u) from his seat a/ainst them, an# s)ran/ u)on the /roun# an# #rew his swor# an# a))roa1he# the ,i#ianites an# he /a%e a terri'le shout 'efore them, so that his shoutin/ was hear# at a #istan1e, an# the earth shook at Simeon8s shoutin/. 13 "n# the ,i#ianites were terrifie# 'e1ause of Simeon an# the noise of his shoutin/, an# the0 fell u)on their fa1es, an# were e:1essi%el0 alarme#. 1C "n# Simeon sai# to them, rul0 I am Simeon, the son of Ja1o' the 4e'rew, who ha%e, onl0 with m0 'rother, #estro0e# the 1it0 of She1hem an# the 1ities of the "moritesA so shall -o# moreo%er #o to me, that if all 0our 'rothers the )eo)le of ,i#ian, an# also the kin/s of !anaan, were to 1ome with 0ou, the0 1oul# not fi/ht a/ainst me. 1D 6ow therefore /i%e us 'a1k the 0outh whom 0ou ha%e taken, for fear that I /i%e 0our flesh to the 'ir#s of the skies an# the 'easts of the earth. 1E "n# the ,i#ianites were more afrai# of Simeon, an# the0 a))roa1he# the sons of Ja1o' with terror an# fri/ht, an# with )atheti1 wor#s, sa0in/, 1F Surel0 0ou ha%e sai# that the 0oun/ man is 0our ser%ant, an# that he re'elle# a/ainst 0ou, an# therefore 0ou )la1e# him in the )itA what then will 0ou #o with a ser%ant who re'els a/ainst his master? 6ow therefore sell him to us, an# we will /i%e 0ou all that 0ou re@uire for himA an# the 9or# was )lease# to #o this in or#er that the sons of Ja1o' shoul# not sla0 their 'rother. 18 "n# the ,i#ianites saw that Jose)h was of a 'eautiful a))earan1e an# well-fa%ore#A the0 #esire# him in their hearts an# were ur/ent to )ur1hase him from his 'rothers. 1G "n# the sons of Ja1o' listene# to the ,i#ianites an# the0 sol# their 'rother Jose)h to them for twent0 )ie1es of sil%er, an# +eu'en their 'rother was not with them, an# the ,i#ianites took Jose)h an# 1ontinue# their >ourne0 to -ilea#. B0 he0 were /oin/ alon/ the roa#, an# the ,i#ianites re)ente# of what the0 ha# #one, in ha%in/ )ur1hase# the 0oun/ man, an# one sai# to the other, 3hat is this thin/ that we ha%e #one, in takin/ this 0outh from the 4e'rews, who is of 'eautiful a))earan1e an# well fa%ore#. B1 .erha)s this 0outh is stolen from the lan# of the 4e'rews, an# wh0 then ha%e we #one this thin/? an# if he shoul# 'e sou/ht for an# foun# in our han#s we shall #ie throu/h him. BB 6ow surel0 har#0 an# )owerful men ha%e sol# him to us, the stren/th of one of whom 0ou saw this #a0A )erha)s the0 stole him from his lan# with their mi/ht an# with their )owerful arm, an# ha%e therefore sol# him to us for the small %alue whi1h we /a%e to them. B3 "n# while the0 were talkin/ in this manner to/ether, the0 looke#, an# the 1om)an0 of Ishmaelites whi1h was 1omin/ at first, an# whi1h the sons of Ja1o' saw, was a#%an1in/ towar# the ,i#ianites, an# the ,i#ianites sai# to ea1h other, !ome let us sell this 0outh to the 1om)an0 of Ishmaelites who are 1omin/ towar# us, an# we will take for him the little that we /a%e for him, an# we will 'e #eli%ere# from his e%il. BC "n# the0 #i# so, an# the0 rea1he# the Ishmaelites, an# the ,i#ianites sol# Jose)h to the Ishmaelites for twent0 )ie1es of sil%er whi1h the0 ha# /i%en for him to his 'rothers. BD "n# the ,i#ianites went on their roa# to -ilea#, an# the Ishmaelites took Jose)h an# the0 let him ri#e u)on one of the 1amels, an# the0 were lea#in/ him to $/0)t. BE "n# Jose)h hear# that the Ishmaelites were )ro1ee#in/ to $/0)t, an# Jose)h lamente# an# we)t at this thin/ that he was to 'e so far remo%e# from the lan# of !anaan, from his father, an# he we)t 'itterl0 while he was ri#in/ u)on the 1amel, an# one of their men o'ser%e# him, an# ma#e him /o #own from the 1amel an# walk on foot, an# #es)ite this, Jose)h 1ontinue# to 1r0 an# wee), an# he sai#, 7 m0 father, m0 father. BF "n# one of the Ishmaelites rose u) an# stru1k Jose)h u)on the 1heek, an# still he 1ontinue# to
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wee)A an# Jose)h was fati/ue# in the roa#, an# was una'le to )ro1ee# 'e1ause of the 'itterness of his soul, an# the0 all stru1k him an# affli1te# him in the roa#, an# the0 terrifie# him in or#er that he mi/ht 1ease from wee)in/. B8 "n# the 9or# saw the am'ition of Jose)h an# his trou'le, an# the 9or# 'rou/ht #own u)on those men #arkness an# 1onfusion, an# the han# of e%er0 one that stru1k him 'e1ame withere#. BG "n# the0 sai# to ea1h other, 3hat is this thin/ that -o# has #one to us in the roa#? an# the0 #i# not know that this ha))ene# to them 'e1ause of Jose)h. "n# the men )ro1ee#e# on the roa#, an# the0 )asse# alon/ the roa# of $)hrath where +a1hel was 'urie#. 30 "n# Jose)h rea1he# his mother8s /ra%e, an# Jose)h hurrie# an# ran to his mother8s /ra%e, an# fell u)on the /ra%e an# we)t. 31 "n# Jose)h 1rie# alou# u)on his mother8s /ra%e, an# he sai#, 7 m0 mother, m0 mother, 7 0ou who /a%e me 'irth, awake now, an# rise an# see 0our son, how he has 'een sol# for a sla%e, an# no one to )it0 him. 3B 7 rise an# see 0our son, wee) with me 'e1ause of m0 trou'les, an# see the heart of m0 'rothers. 33 "rouse m0 mother, arouse, awake from 0our slee) for me, an# #ire1t 0our 'attles a/ainst m0 'rothers. 7 how ha%e the0 stri))e# me of m0 1oat, an# sol# me alrea#0 twi1e for a sla%e, an# se)arate# me from m0 father, an# there is no one to )it0 me. 3C "rouse an# la0 0our 1ause a/ainst them 'efore -o#, an# see whom -o# will >ustif0 in the >u#/ment, an# whom he will 1on#emn. 3D +ise, 7 m0 mother, rise, awake from 0our slee) an# see m0 father how his soul is with me this #a0, an# 1omfort him an# ease his heart. 3E "n# Jose)h 1ontinue# to s)eak these wor#s, an# Jose)h 1rie# alou# an# we)t 'itterl0 u)on his mother8s /ra%eA an# he 1ease# s)eakin/, an# from 'itterness of heart he 'e1ame still as a stone u)on the /ra%e. 3F "n# Jose)h hear# a %oi1e s)eakin/ to him from 'eneath the /roun#, whi1h answere# him with 'itterness of heart, an# with a %oi1e of wee)in/ an# )ra0in/ in these wor#s: 38 ,0 son, m0 son Jose)h, I ha%e hear# the %oi1e of 0our wee)in/ an# the %oi1e of 0our lamentationA I ha%e seen 0our tearsA I know 0our trou'les, m0 son, an# it /rie%es me for 0our sake, an# a'un#ant /rief is a##e# to m0 /rief. 3G 6ow therefore m0 son, Jose)h m0 son, ho)e to the 9or#, an# wait for him an# #o not fear, for the 9or# is with 0ou, he will #eli%er 0ou from all trou'le. C0 +ise m0 son, /o #own to $/0)t with 0our masters, an# #o not fear, for the 9or# is with 0ou, m0 son. "n# she 1ontinue# to s)eak like that of these wor#s to Jose)h, an# she was still. C1 "n# Jose)h hear# this, an# he won#ere# /reatl0 at this, an# he 1ontinue# to wee)A an# after this one of the Ishmaelites o'ser%e# him 1r0in/ an# wee)in/ u)on the /ra%e, an# his an/er was kin#le# a/ainst him, an# he #ro%e him from there, an# he stru1k him an# 1urse# him. CB "n# Jose)h sai# to the men, ,a0 I fin# /ra1e in 0our si/ht to take me 'a1k to m0 father8s house, an# he will /i%e 0ou a'un#an1e of ri1hes. C3 "n# the0 answere# him, sa0in/, are 0ou not a sla%e, an# where is 0our father? an# if 0ou ha# a father 0ou woul# not alrea#0 twi1e ha%e 'een sol# for a sla%e for so little %alueA an# their an/er was still rouse# a/ainst him, an# the0 1ontinue# to strike him an# to 1hastise him, an# Jose)h we)t 'itterl0. CC "n# the 9or# saw Jose)h8s affli1tion, an# 9or# a/ain stru1k these men, an# 1hastise# them, an# the 9or# 1ause# #arkness to en%elo)e them u)on the earth, an# the li/htnin/ flashe# an# the thun#er roare#, an# the earth shook at the %oi1e of the thun#er an# of the mi/ht0 win#, an# the
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men were terrifie# an# #i# not know where the0 shoul# /o. CD "n# the 'easts an# 1amels stoo# still, an# the0 le# them, 'ut the0 woul# not /o, the0 stru1k them, an# the0 1rou1he# u)on the /roun#A an# the men sai# to ea1h other, 3hat is this that -o# has #one to us? what are our trans/ressions, an# what are our sins that this thin/ has in this manner ha))ene# to us? CE "n# one of them answere# an# sai# to them, .erha)s 'e1ause of the sin of affli1tin/ this sla%e has this thin/ ha))ene# this #a0 to usA now therefore im)lore him stron/l0 to for/i%e us, an# then we shall know on whose a11ount this e%il ha))ens to us, an# if -o# shall ha%e 1om)assion o%er us, then we shall know that all this 1omes to us 'e1ause of the sin of affli1tin/ this sla%e. CF "n# the men #i# so, an# the0 'e//e# Jose)h an# )resse# him to for/i%e themA an# the0 sai#, 3e ha%e sinne# to the 9or# an# to 0ou, now therefore %ou1hsafe to re@uest of 0our -o# that he shall )ut awa0 this #eath from amon/ us, for we ha%e sinne# to him. C8 "n# Jose)h #i# a11or#in/ to their wor#s, an# the 9or# listene# to Jose)h, an# the 9or# )ut awa0 the )la/ue whi1h he ha# infli1te# u)on those men 'e1ause of Jose)h, an# the 'easts rose u) from the /roun# an# the0 1on#u1te# them, an# the0 went on, an# the ra/in/ storm a'ate# an# the earth 'e1ame tran@uili=e#, an# the men )ro1ee#e# on their >ourne0 to /o #own to $/0)t, an# the men knew that this e%il ha# ha))ene# to them 'e1ause of Jose)h. CG "n# the0 sai# to ea1h other, 3e know that it was 'e1ause of his affli1tion that this e%il ha))ene# to usA now therefore wh0 shall we 'rin/ this #eath u)on our souls? 9et us hol# 1ounsel what to #o to this sla%e. D0 "n# one answere# an# sai#, Surel0 he tol# us to 'rin/ him 'a1k to his fatherA now therefore 1ome, let us take him 'a1k an# we will /o to the )la1e that he will tell us, an# take from his famil0 the )ri1e that we /a%e for him an# we will then /o awa0. D1 "n# one answere# a/ain an# sai#, his 1ounsel is %er0 /oo#, 'ut we 1annot #o so for the wa0 is %er0 far from us, an# we 1annot /o out of our roa#. DB "n# one more answere# an# sai# to them, his is the 1ounsel to 'e a#o)te#, we will not swer%e from itA we are this #a0 /oin/ to $/0)t, an# when we shall ha%e 1ome to $/0)t, we will sell him there at a hi/h )ri1e, an# we will 'e #eli%ere# from his e%il. D3 "n# this thin/ )lease# the men an# the0 #i# so, an# the0 1ontinue# their >ourne0 to $/0)t with Jose)h.

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1 "n# when the sons of Ja1o' ha# sol# their 'rother Jose)h to the ,i#ianites, their hearts were stri1ken 'e1ause of him, an# the0 re)ente# of their a1ts, an# the0 sou/ht for him to 'rin/ him 'a1k, 'ut 1oul# not fin# him. B "n# +eu'en returne# to the )it in whi1h Jose)h ha# 'een )ut, in or#er to lift him out, an# restore him to his father, an# +eu'en stoo# '0 the )it, an# he #i# not hear a wor#, an# he 1alle# out Jose)hH Jose)hH an# no one answere# or uttere# a wor#. 3 "n# +eu'en sai#, Jose)h has #ie# throu/h fri/ht, or some ser)ent has 1ause# his #eathA an# +eu'en #es1en#e# into the )it, an# he sear1he# for Jose)h an# 1oul# not fin# him in the )it, an# he 1ame out a/ain. C "n# +eu'en tore his /arments an# he sai#, he 1hil# is not there, an# how shall I re1on1ile m0 father a'out him if he 'e #ea#? an# he went to his 'rothers an# foun# them /rie%in/ 'e1ause of Jose)h, an# 1ounselin/ to/ether how to re1on1ile their father a'out him, an# +eu'en sai# to his 'rothers, I 1ame to the )it an# Jose)h was not there, what then shall we sa0 to our father, for m0
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father will onl0 seek the la# from me. D "n# his 'rothers answere# him sa0in/, In this manner an# like this we #i#, an# our hearts afterwar# stru1k us 'e1ause of this a1t, an# we now sit to seek a 1ause how we shall re1on1ile our father to it. E "n# +eu'en sai# to them, 3hat is this 0ou ha%e #one to 'rin/ #own the /re0 hairs of our father in sorrow to the /ra%e? the thin/ is not /oo#, that 0ou ha%e #one. F "n# +eu'en sat with them, an# the0 all rose u) an# swore to ea1h other not to tell this thin/ to Ja1o', an# the0 all sai#, he man who will tell this to our father or his househol#, or who will re)ort this to an0 of the 1hil#ren of the lan#, we will all rise u) a/ainst him an# sla0 him with the swor#. 8 "n# the sons of Ja1o' feare# ea1h other in this matter, from the 0oun/est to the ol#est, an# no one s)oke a wor#, an# the0 1on1eale# the thin/ in their hearts. G "n# the0 afterwar# sat #own to #etermine an# in%ent somethin/ to sa0 to their father Ja1o' 1on1ernin/ all these thin/s. 10 "n# Issa1har sai# to them, 4ere is an a#%i1e for 0ou if it seem /oo# in 0our e0es to #o this thin/, take the 1oat whi1h 'elon/s to Jose)h an# tear it, an# kill a ki# of the /oats an# #i) it in its 'loo#. 11 "n# sen# it to our father an# when he sees it he will sa0 an e%il 'east has #e%oure# him, therefore tear his 1oat an# his 'loo# will 'e u)on his 1oat, an# '0 0our #oin/ this we shall 'e free of our father8s murmurin/s. 1B "n# Issa1har8s a#%i1e )lease# them, an# the0 listene# to him an# the0 #i# a11or#in/ to the wor# of Issa1har whi1h he ha# 1ounselle# them. 13 "n# the0 hurrie# an# took Jose)h8s 1oat an# tore it, an# the0 kille# a ki# of the /oats an# #i))e# the 1oat in the 'loo# of the ki#, an# then tram)le# it in the #ust, an# the0 sent the 1oat to their father Ja1o' '0 the han# of 6a)htali, an# the0 1omman#e# him to sa0 these wor#s: 1C 3e ha# /athere# in the 1attle an# ha# 1ome as far as the roa# to She1hem an# farther, when we foun# this 1oat u)on the roa# in the wil#erness #i))e# in 'loo# an# in #ustA now therefore know whether it 'e 0our son8s 1oat or not. 1D "n# 6a)htali went an# he 1ame to his father an# he /a%e him the 1oat, an# he s)oke to him all the wor#s whi1h his 'rothers ha# 1omman#e# him. 1E "n# Ja1o' saw Jose)h8s 1oat an# he knew it an# he fell u)on his fa1e to the /roun#, an# 'e1ame as still as a stone, an# he afterwar# rose u) an# 1rie# out with a lou# an# wee)in/ %oi1e an# he sai#, It is the 1oat of m0 son Jose)hH 1F "n# Ja1o' hurrie# an# sent one of his ser%ants to his sons, who went to them an# foun# them 1omin/ alon/ the roa# with the flo1k. 18 "n# the sons of Ja1o' 1ame to their father a'out e%enin/, an# their /arments were torn an# #ust was u)on their hea#s, an# the0 foun# their father 1r0in/ out an# wee)in/ with a lou# %oi1e. 1G "n# Ja1o' sai# to his sons, ell me trul0 what e%il ha%e 0ou this #a0 su##enl0 'rou/ht u)on me? an# the0 answere# their father Ja1o', sa0in/, 3e were 1omin/ alon/ this #a0 after the flo1k ha# 'een /athere# in, an# we 1ame as far as the 1it0 of She1hem '0 the roa# in the wil#erness, an# we foun# this 1oat fille# with 'loo# u)on the /roun#, an# we knew it an# we sent to 0ou if 0ou 1oul#st know it. B0 "n# Ja1o' hear# the wor#s of his sons an# he 1rie# out with a lou# %oi1e, an# he sai#, It is the 1oat of m0 son, an e%il 'east has #e%oure# himA Jose)h is rent in )ie1es, for I sent him this #a0 to see whether it was well with 0ou an# well with the flo1ks an# to 'rin/ me wor# a/ain from 0ou, an# he went as I 1omman#e# him, an# this has ha))ene# to him this #a0 while I thou/ht m0 son
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was with 0ou. B1 "n# the sons of Ja1o' answere# an# sai#, 4e #i# not 1ome to us, neither ha%e we seen him from the time of our /oin/ out from 0ou until now. BB "n# when Ja1o' hear# their wor#s he a/ain 1rie# out alou#, an# he rose u) an# tore his /arments, an# he )ut sa1k1loth u)on his loins, an# he we)t 'itterl0 an# he mourne# an# lifte# u) his %oi1e in wee)in/ an# e:1laime# an# sai# these wor#s, B3 Jose)h m0 son, 7 m0 son Jose)h, I sent 0ou this #a0 after the welfare of 0our 'rothers, an# 0ou ha%e 'een torn in )ie1esA throu/h m0 han# has this ha))ene# to m0 son. BC It /rie%es me for 0ou Jose)h m0 son, it /rie%es me for 0ouA how sweet were 0ou to me #urin/ life, an# now how e:1ee#in/l0 'itter is 0our #eath to me. BD 0 that I ha# #ie# in 0our stea# Jose)h m0 son, for it /rie%es me sa#l0 for 0ou m0 son, 7 m0 son, m0 son. Jose)h m0 son, where are 0ou, an# where ha%e 0ou 'een #rawn? arouse, arouse from 0our )la1e, an# 1ome an# see m0 /rief for 0ou, 7 m0 son Jose)h. BE !ome now an# num'er the tears /ushin/ from m0 e0es #own m0 1heeks, an# 'rin/ them u) 'efore the 9or#, that his an/er ma0 turn from me. BF 0 Jose)h m0 son, how #i# 0ou fall, '0 the han# of one '0 whom no one ha# fallen from the 'e/innin/ of the worl# to this #a0A for 0ou ha%e 'een )ut to #eath '0 the strikin/ of an enem0, infli1te# with 1ruelt0, 'ut surel0 I know that this has ha))ene# to 0ou, 'e1ause of the multitu#e of m0 sins. B8 "rouse now an# see how 'itter is m0 trou'le for 0ou m0 son, althou/h I #i# not rear 0ou, nor fashion 0ou, nor /i%e 0ou 'reath an# soul, 'ut it was -o# who forme# 0ou an# 'uilt 0our 'ones an# 1o%ere# them with flesh, an# 'reathe# in 0our nostrils the 'reath of life, an# then he /a%e 0ou to me. BG 6ow trul0 -o# who /a%e 0ou to me, he has taken 0ou from me, an# su1h then has ha))ene# to 0ou 30 "n# Ja1o' 1ontinue# to s)eak like that of these wor#s 1on1ernin/ Jose)h, an# he we)t 'itterl0A he fell to the /roun# an# 'e1ame still. 31 "n# all the sons of Ja1o' seein/ their father8s trou'le, the0 re)ente# of what the0 ha# #one, an# the0 also we)t 'itterl0. 3B "n# Ju#ah rose u) an# lifte# his father8s hea# from the /roun#, an# )la1e# it u)on his la), an# he wi)e# his father8s tears from his 1heeks, an# Ju#ah we)t an e:1ee#in/ /reat wee)in/, while his father8s hea# was re1linin/ u)on his la), still as a stone. 33 "n# the sons of Ja1o' saw their father8s trou'le, an# the0 lifte# u) their %oi1es an# 1ontinue# to wee), an# Ja1o' was 0et l0in/ u)on the /roun# still as a stone. 3C "n# all his sons an# his ser%ants an# his ser%ant8s 1hil#ren rose u) an# stoo# roun# him to 1omfort him, an# he refuse# to 'e 1omforte#. 3D "n# the whole househol# of Ja1o' rose u) an# mourne# a /reat mournin/ 'e1ause of Jose)h an# their father8s trou'le, an# the intelli/en1e rea1he# Isaa1, the son of "'raham, the father of Ja1o', an# he we)t 'itterl0 'e1ause of Jose)h, he an# all his househol#, an# he went from the )la1e where he #welt in 4e'ron, an# his men with him, an# he 1omforte# Ja1o' his son, an# he refuse# to 'e 1omforte#. 3E "n# after this, Ja1o' rose u) from the /roun#, an# his tears were runnin/ #own his 1heeks, an# he sai# to his sons, +ise u) an# take 0our swor#s an# 0our 'ows, an# /o out into the fiel#, an# seek whether 0ou 1an fin# m0 son8s 'o#0 an# 'rin/ it to me that I ma0 'ur0 it. 3F Seek also, I )ra0 0ou, amon/ the 'easts an# hunt them, an# that whi1h shall 1ome the first 'efore 0ou sei=e an# 'rin/ it to me, )erha)s the 9or# will this #a0 )it0 m0 affli1tion, an# )re)are
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'efore 0ou that whi1h #i# tear m0 son in )ie1es, an# 'rin/ it to me, an# I will a%en/e the 1ause of m0 son. 38 "n# his sons #i# as their father ha# 1omman#e# them, an# the0 rose u) earl0 in the mornin/, an# ea1h took his swor# an# his 'ow in his han#, an# the0 went out into the fiel# to hunt the 'easts. 3G "n# Ja1o' was still 1r0in/ alou# an# wee)in/ an# walkin/ to an# fro in the house, an# strikin/ his han#s to/ether, sa0in/, Jose)h m0 son, Jose)h m0 son. C0 "n# the sons of Ja1o' went into the wil#erness to sei=e the 'easts, an# a wolf 1ame towar# them, an# the0 sei=e# him, an# 'rou/ht him to their father, an# the0 sai# to him, his is the first we ha%e foun#, an# we ha%e 'rou/ht him to 0ou as 0ou 1omman#e# us, an# 0our son8s 'o#0 we 1oul# not fin#. C1 "n# Ja1o' took the 'east from the han#s of his sons, an# he 1rie# out with a lou# an# wee)in/ %oi1e, hol#in/ the 'east in his han#, an# he s)oke with a 'itter heart to the 'east, 3h0 #i# 0ou #e%our m0 son Jose)h, an# how #i# 0ou ha%e no fear of the -o# of the earth, or of m0 trou'le for m0 son Jose)h? CB "n# 0ou #e%oure# m0 son for nothin/, 'e1ause he 1ommitte# no %iolen1e, an# '0 that means ren#ere# me 1ul)a'le on his a11ount, therefore -o# will re@uire him that is )erse1ute#. C3 "n# the 9or# o)ene# the mouth of the 'east in or#er to 1omfort Ja1o' with its wor#s, an# it answere# Ja1o' an# s)oke these wor#s to him, CC "s -o# li%es who 1reate# us in the earth, an# as 0our soul li%es, m0 lor#, I #i# not see 0our son, neither #i# I tear him to )ie1es, 'ut from a #istant lan# I also 1ame to seek m0 son who went from me this #a0, an# I #o not know whether he is li%in/ or #ea#. CD "n# I 1ame this #a0 into the fiel# to seek m0 son, an# 0our sons foun# me, an# sei=e# me an# in1rease# m0 /rief, an# ha%e this #a0 'rou/ht me 'efore 0ou, an# I ha%e now s)oken all m0 wor#s to 0ou. CE "n# now therefore, 7 son of man, I am in 0our han#s, an# #o to me this #a0 as it ma0 seem /oo# in 0our si/ht, 'ut '0 the life of -o# who 1reate# me, I #i# not see 0our son, nor #i# I tear him to )ie1es, neither has the flesh of man entere# m0 mouth all the #a0s of m0 life. CF "n# when Ja1o' hear# the wor#s of the 'east he was /reatl0 astonishe#, an# sent out the 'east from his han#, an# she went her wa0. C8 "n# Ja1o' was still 1r0in/ alou# an# wee)in/ for Jose)h #a0 after #a0, an# he mourne# for his son man0 #a0s.

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1 "n# the sons of Ishmael who ha# 'ou/ht Jose)h from the ,i#ianites, who ha# 'ou/ht him from his 'rothers, went to $/0)t with Jose)h, an# the0 1ame u)on the 'or#ers of $/0)t, an# when the0 1ame near to $/0)t, the0 met four men of the sons of ,e#an the son of "'raham, who ha# /one out from the lan# of $/0)t on their >ourne0. B "n# the Ishmaelites sai# to them, 2o 0ou #esire to )ur1hase this sla%e from us? an# the0 sai#, 2eli%er him o%er to us, an# the0 #eli%ere# Jose)h o%er to them, an# the0 looke# u)on him, that he was a %er0 'eautiful 0outh an# the0 )ur1hase# him for twent0 shekels. 3 "n# the Ishmaelites 1ontinue# their >ourne0 to $/0)t an# the ,e#anim also returne# that #a0 to $/0)t, an# the ,e#anim sai# to ea1h other, 3e ha%e hear# that .oti)har, an offi1er of .haraoh, 1a)tain of the /uar#, seeks a /oo# ser%ant who shall stan# 'efore him to atten# him, an# to make him o%erseer o%er his house an# all 'elon/in/ to him.
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C 6ow therefore 1ome let us sell him to him for what we ma0 #esire, if he 'e a'le to /i%e to us that whi1h we shall re@uire for him. D "n# these ,e#anim went an# 1ame to the house of .oti)har, an# sai# to him, 3e ha%e hear# that 0ou seek a /oo# ser%ant to atten# 0ou, we ha%e a ser%ant that will )lease 0ou, if 0ou 1an /i%e to us that whi1h we ma0 #esire, an# we will sell him to 0ou. E "n# .oti)har sai#, Brin/ him 'efore me, an# I will see him, an# if he )lease me I will /i%e to 0ou that whi1h 0ou ma0 re@uire for him. F "n# the ,e#anim went an# 'rou/ht Jose)h an# )la1e# him 'efore .oti)har, an# he saw him, an# he )lease# him e:1ee#in/l0, an# .oti)har sai# to them, ell me what 0ou re@uire for this 0outh? 8 "n# the0 sai#, &our hun#re# )ie1es of sil%er we #esire for him, an# .oti)har sai#, I will /i%e it 0ou if 0ou 'rin/ me the re1or# of his sale to 0ou, an# will tell me his histor0, for )erha)s he ma0 'e stolen, for this 0outh is neither a sla%e, nor the son of a sla%e, 'ut I o'ser%e in him the a))earan1e of a /oo#l0 an# han#some )erson. G "n# the ,e#anim went an# 'rou/ht to him the Ishmaelites who ha# sol# him to them, an# the0 tol# him, sa0in/, 4e is a sla%e an# we sol# him to them. 10 "n# .oti)har hear# the wor#s of the Ishmaelites in his /i%in/ the sil%er to the ,e#anim, an# the ,e#anim took the sil%er an# went on their >ourne0, an# the Ishmaelites also returne# home. 11 "n# .oti)har took Jose)h an# 'rou/ht him to his house that he mi/ht ser%e him, an# Jose)h foun# fa%or in the si/ht of .oti)har, an# he )la1e# 1onfi#en1e in him, an# ma#e him o%erseer o%er his house, an# all that 'elon/e# to him he #eli%ere# o%er into his han#. 1B "n# the 9or# was with Jose)h an# he 'e1ame a )ros)erous man, an# the 9or# 'lesse# the house of .oti)har for the sake of Jose)h. 13 "n# .oti)har left all that he ha# in the han# of Jose)h, an# Jose)h was one that 1ause# thin/s to 1ome in an# /o out, an# e%er0thin/ was re/ulate# '0 his wish in the house of .oti)har. 1C "n# Jose)h was ei/hteen 0ears ol#, a 0outh with 'eautiful e0es an# of 'eautiful a))earan1e, an# like that of him was not in the whole lan# of $/0)t. 1D "t that time while he was in his master8s house, /oin/ in an# out of the house an# atten#in/ his master, ?eli1ah, his master8s wife, lifte# u) her e0es towar# Jose)h an# she looke# at him, an# he was a 0outh 'eautiful an# well fa%ore#. 1E "n# she 1o%ete# his 'eaut0 in her heart, an# her soul was fi:e# u)on Jose)h, an# she tem)te# him #a0 after #a0, an# ?eli1ah )ersua#e# Jose)h #ail0, 'ut Jose)h #i# not lift u) his e0es to look u)on his master8s wife. 1F "n# ?eli1ah sai# to him, 4ow /oo#l0 are 0our a))earan1e an# form, trul0 I ha%e looke# at all the sla%es, an# ha%e not seen so 'eautiful a sla%e as 0ou artA an# Jose)h sai# to her, Surel0 he who 1reate# me in m0 mother8s wom' 1reate# all mankin#. 18 "n# she sai# to him, 4ow 'eautiful are 0our e0es, with whi1h 0ou ha%e #a==le# all the inha'itants of $/0)t, men an# womenA an# he sai# to her, 4ow 'eautiful the0 are while we are ali%e, 'ut shoul# 0ou look u)on them in the /ra%e, surel0 0ou woul# mo%e awa0 from them. 1G "n# she sai# to him, 4ow 'eautiful an# )leasin/ are all 0our wor#sA take now, I )ra0 0ou, the har) whi1h is in the house, an# )la0 with 0our han#s an# let us hear 0our wor#s. B0 "n# he sai# to her, 4ow 'eautiful an# )leasin/ are m0 wor#s when I s)eak the )raise of m0 -o# an# his /lor0A an# she sai# to him, 4ow %er0 'eautiful is the hair of 0our hea#, the /ol#en 1om' whi1h is in the house, take it I )ra0 0ou, an# 1url the hair of 0our hea#. B1 "n# he sai# to her, 4ow lon/ will 0ou s)eak these wor#s? 1ease to utter these wor#s to me, an# rise an# atten# to 0our #omesti1 affairs.
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BB "n# she sai# to him, here is no one in m0 house, an# there is nothin/ to atten# to 'ut to 0our wor#s an# to 0our wishA 0et #es)ite all this, she 1oul# not 'rin/ Jose)h to her, neither #i# he )la1e his e0e u)on her, 'ut #ire1te# his e0es 'elow to the /roun#. B3 "n# ?eli1ah #esire# Jose)h in her heart, that he shoul# lie with her, an# at the time that Jose)h was sittin/ in the house #oin/ his work, ?eli1ah 1ame an# sat 'efore him, an# she tem)te# him #ail0 with her stor0 to lie with her, or e%er to look at her, 'ut Jose)h woul# not listen to her. BC "n# she sai# to him, If 0ou will not #o a11or#in/ to m0 wor#s, I will 1hastise 0ou with the )unishment of #eath, an# )ut an iron 0oke u)on 0ou. BD "n# Jose)h sai# to her, Surel0 -o# who 1reate# man looses the fetters of )risoners, an# it is he who will #eli%er me from 0our )rison an# from 0our >u#/ment. BE "n# when she 1oul# not )re%ail o%er him, to )ersua#e him, an# her soul 'ein/ still fi:e# u)on him, her #esire threw her into a /rie%ous si1kness. BF "n# all the women of $/0)t 1ame to %isit her, an# the0 sai# to her, 3h0 are 0ou in this #e1linin/ state? 0ou that la1k nothin/A surel0 0our hus'an# is a /reat an# esteeme# )rin1e in the si/ht of the kin/, shoul# 0ou la1k an0thin/ of what 0our heart #esireth? B8 "n# ?eli1ah answere# them, sa0in/, his #a0 it shall 'e ma#e known to 0ou, from where this #isor#er s)rin/s in whi1h 0ou see me, an# she 1omman#e# her mai# ser%ants to )re)are foo# for all the women, an# she ma#e a 'an@uet for them, an# all the women ate in the house of ?eli1ah. BG "n# she /a%e them kni%es to )eel the 1itrons to eat them, an# she 1omman#e# that the0 shoul# #ress Jose)h in 1ostl0 /arments, an# that he shoul# a))ear 'efore them, an# Jose)h 1ame 'efore their e0es an# all the women looke# on Jose)h, an# 1oul# not take their e0es from off him, an# the0 all 1ut their han#s with the kni%es that the0 ha# in their han#s, an# all the 1itrons that were in their han#s were fille# with 'loo#. 30 "n# the0 #i# not know what the0 ha# #one 'ut the0 1ontinue# to look at the 'eaut0 of Jose)h, an# #i# not turn their e0eli#s from him. 31 "n# ?eli1ah saw what the0 ha# #one, an# she sai# to them, 3hat is this work that 0ou ha%e #one? I /a%e 0ou 1itrons to eat an# 0ou ha%e all 1ut 0our han#s. 3B "n# all the women saw their han#s, an# the0 were full of 'loo#, an# their 'loo# flowe# #own u)on their /arments, an# the0 sai# to her, this sla%e in 0our house has o%er1ome us, an# we 1oul# not turn our e0eli#s from him 'e1ause of his 'eaut0. 33 "n# she sai# to them, Surel0 this ha))ene# to 0ou in the moment that 0ou looke# at him, an# 0ou 1oul# not 1ontain 0oursel%es from himA how then 1an I refrain when he is 1onstantl0 in m0 house, an# I see him #a0 after #a0 /oin/ in an# out of m0 house? how then 1an I kee) from #e1linin/ or e%en from )erishin/ 'e1ause of this? 3C "n# the0 sai# to her, the wor#s are true, for who 1an see this 'eautiful form in the house an# refrain from him, an# is he not 0our sla%e an# atten#ant in 0our house, an# wh0 #o 0ou not tell him that whi1h is in 0our heart, an# suffer 0our soul to )erish throu/h this matter? 3D "n# she sai# to them, I am #ail0 en#ea%orin/ to )ersua#e him, an# he will not 1onsent to m0 wishes, an# I )romise# him e%er0thin/ that is /oo#, an# 0et I 1oul# meet with no return from himA I am therefore in a #e1linin/ state as 0ou see. 3E "n# ?eli1ah 'e1ame %er0 ill 'e1ause of her #esire towar# Jose)h, an# she was #es)eratel0 lo%esi1k 'e1ause of him, an# all the )eo)le of the house of ?eli1ah an# her hus'an# knew nothin/ of this matter, that ?eli1ah was ill 'e1ause of her lo%e to Jose)h. 3F "n# all the )eo)le of her house aske# her, sa0in/, 3h0 are 0ou ill an# #e1linin/, an# la1k nothin/? an# she sai# to them, I #o not know this thin/ whi1h is #ail0 in1reasin/ u)on me.
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38 "n# all the women an# her frien#s 1ame #ail0 to see her, an# the0 s)oke with her, an# she sai# to them, his 1an onl0 'e throu/h the lo%e of Jose)hA an# the0 sai# to her, em)t him an# sei=e him se1retl0, )erha)s he ma0 listen to 0ou, an# )ut off this #eath from 0ou. 3G "n# ?eli1ah 'e1ame worse from her lo%e to Jose)h, an# she 1ontinue# to #e1line, untill she ha# s1ar1e stren/th to stan#. C0 "n# on a 1ertain #a0 Jose)h was #oin/ his master8s work in the house, an# ?eli1ah 1ame se1retl0 an# fell su##enl0 u)on him, an# Jose)h rose u) a/ainst her, an# he was more )owerful than she, an# he 'rou/ht her #own to the /roun#. C1 "n# ?eli1ah we)t 'e1ause of the #esire of her heart towar# him, an# she 'e//e# him with wee)in/, an# her tears flowe# #own her 1heeks, an# she s)oke to him in a %oi1e of a))eal an# in 'itterness of soul, sa0in/, CB ha%e 0ou e%er hear#, seen or known of so 'eautiful a woman as I am, or 'etter than m0self, who s)eak #ail0 to 0ou, fall into a #e1line throu/h lo%e for 0ou, 1onfer all this honor u)on 0ou, an# still 0ou will not listen to m0 %oi1e? C3 "n# if it 'e throu/h fear of 0our master for fear that he )unish 0ou, as the kin/ li%es no harm shall 1ome to 0ou from 0our master throu/h this thin/A now, therefore )ra0 listen to me, an# 1onsent for the sake of the honor whi1h I ha%e 1onferre# u)on 0ou, an# )ut off this #eath from me, an# wh0 shoul# I #ie for 0our sake? an# she 1ease# to s)eak. CC "n# Jose)h answere# her, sa0in/, +efrain from me, an# lea%e this matter to m0 masterA m0 master #oes not know what there is with me in the house, for all that 'elon/s to him he has #eli%ere# into m0 han#, an# how shall I #o these thin/s in m0 master8s house? CD &or he has also /reatl0 honore# me in his house, an# he has also ma#e me o%erseer o%er his house, an# he has e:alte# me, an# there is no one /reater in this house than I am, an# m0 master has refraine# nothin/ from me, e:1e)tin/ 0ou who are his wife, how then 1an 0ou s)eak these wor#s to me, an# how 1an I #o this /reat e%il an# sin to -o# an# to 0our hus'an#? CE 6ow therefore refrain from me, an# s)eak no more su1h wor#s as these, for I will not listen to 0our wor#s. But ?eli1ah woul# not listen to Jose)h when he s)oke these wor#s to her, 'ut she #ail0 enti1e# him to listen to her. CF "n# it was after this that the 'rook of $/0)t was fille# a'o%e all its si#es, an# all the inha'itants of $/0)t went out, an# also the kin/ an# )rin1es went out with tim'rels an# #an1es, for it was a /reat re>oi1in/ in $/0)t, an# a holi#a0 at the time of the inun#ation of the sea Sihor, an# the0 went there to re>oi1e all the #a0. C8 "n# when the $/0)tians went out to the ri%er to re>oi1e, as was their 1ustom, all the )eo)le of the house of .oti)har went with them, 'ut ?eli1ah woul# not /o with them, for she sai#, I am in#is)ose#, an# she remaine# alone in the house, an# no other )erson was with her in the house. CG "n# she rose u) an# as1en#e# to her tem)le in the house, an# #resse# herself in )rin1el0 /arments, an# she )la1e# u)on her hea# )re1ious stones of on0: stones, inlai# with sil%er an# /ol#, an# she 'eautifie# her fa1e an# skin with all sorts of women8s )urif0in/ li@ui#s, an# she )erfume# the tem)le an# the house with 1assia an# frankin1ense, an# she s)rea# m0rrh an# aloes, an# she afterwar# sat in the entran1e of the tem)le, in the )assa/e of the house, throu/h whi1h Jose)h )asse# to #o his work, an# Jose)h 1ame from the fiel#, an# entere# the house to #o his master8s work. D0 "n# he 1ame to the )la1e throu/h whi1h he ha# to )ass, an# he saw all the work of ?eli1ah, an# he turne# 'a1k. D1 "n# ?eli1ah saw Jose)h turnin/ 'a1k from her, an# she 1alle# out to him, sa0in/ 3hat ails 0ou Jose)h? 1ome to 0our work, an# I will make room for 0ou until 0ou ha%e )asse# to 0our
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seat. DB "n# Jose)h returne# an# 1ame to the house, an# )asse# from there to the )la1e of his seat, an# he sat #own to #o his master8s work as usual an# ?eli1ah 1ame to him an# stoo# 'efore him in )rin1el0 /arments, an# the s1ent from her 1lothes was s)rea# to a #istan1e. D3 "n# she hurrie# an# 1au/ht hol# of Jose)h an# his /arments, an# she sai# to him, "s the kin/ li%es if 0ou will not )erform m0 re@uest 0ou will #ie this #a0, an# she hurrie# an# stret1he# out her other han# an# #rew a swor# from 'eneath her /arments, an# she )la1e# it u)on Jose)h8s ne1k, an# she sai#, +ise an# )erform m0 re@uest, an# if not 0ou #ie this #a0. DC "n# Jose)h was afrai# of her at her #oin/ this thin/, an# he rose u) to flee from her, an# she sei=e# the front of his /arments, an# in the terror of his fli/ht the /arment whi1h ?eli1ah sei=e# was torn, an# Jose)h left the /arment in the han# of ?eli1ah, an# he fle# an# /ot out, for he was in fear. DD "n# when ?eli1ah saw that Jose)h8s /arment was torn, an# that he ha# left it in her han#, an# ha# fle#, she was afrai# of her life, for fear that the re)ort shoul# s)rea# 1on1ernin/ her, an# she rose u) an# a1te# with 1unnin/, an# )ut off the /arments in whi1h she was #resse#, an# she )ut on her other /arments. DE "n# she took Jose)h8s /arment, an# she lai# it 'esi#e her, an# she went an# seate# herself in the )la1e where she ha# sat in her illness, 'efore the )eo)le of her house ha# /one out to the ri%er, an# she 1alle# a 0oun/ la# who was then in the house, an# she or#ere# him to 1all the )eo)le of the house to her. DF "n# when she saw them she sai# to them with a lou# %oi1e an# lamentation, See what a 4e'rew 0our master has 'rou/ht to me in the house, for he 1ame this #a0 to lie with me. D8 &or when 0ou ha# /one out he 1ame to the house, an# seein/ that there was no )erson in the house, he 1ame to me, an# 1au/ht hol# of me, with intent to lie with me. DG "n# I sei=e# his /arments an# tore them an# 1alle# out a/ainst him with a lou# %oi1e, an# when I ha# lifte# u) m0 %oi1e he was afrai# of his life an# left his /arment 'efore me, an# fle#. E0 "n# the )eo)le of her house s)oke nothin/, 'ut their wrath was %er0 mu1h kin#le# a/ainst Jose)h, an# the0 went to his master an# tol# him the wor#s of his wile. E1 "n# .oti)har 1ame home enra/e#, an# his wife 1rie# out to him, sa0in/, 3hat is this thin/ that 0ou ha%e #one to me in 'rin/in/ a 4e. 'rew ser%ant into m0 house, for he 1ame to me this #a0 to s)ort with meA in this manner he #i# to me this #a0. EB "n# .oti)har hear# the wor#s of his wife, an# he or#ere# Jose)h to 'e )unishe# with se%ere stri)es, an# the0 #i# so to him. E3 "n# while the0 were strikin/ him, Jose)h 1alle# out with a lou# %oi1e, an# he lifte# u) his e0es to hea%en, an# he sai#, 7 9or# -o#, 0ou know that I am inno1ent of all these thin/s, an# wh0 shall I #ie this #a0 throu/h falsehoo#, '0 the han# of these un1ir1um1ise# wi1ke# men, whom 0ou knowest? EC "n# while .oti)har8s men were 'eatin/ Jose)h, he 1ontinue# to 1r0 out an# wee), an# there was a 1hil# there ele%en months ol#, an# the 9or# o)ene# the mouth of the 1hil#, an# he s)oke these wor#s 'efore .oti)har8s men, who were strikin/ Jose)h, sa0in/, ED 3hat #o 0ou want of this man, an# wh0 #o 0ou #o this e%il to him? m0 mother s)eaks falsel0 an# utters liesA in this manner was the transa1tion. EE "n# the 1hil# tol# them a11uratel0 all that ha))ene#, an# all the wor#s of ?eli1ah to Jose)h #a0 after #a0 #i# he #e1lare to them. EF "n# all the men hear# the wor#s of the 1hil# an# the0 won#ere# /reatl0 at the 1hil#8s wor#s, an# the 1hil# 1ease# to s)eak an# 'e1ame still.
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E8 "n# .oti)har was %er0 mu1h ashame# at the wor#s of his son, an# he 1omman#e# his men not to 'eat Jose)h an0 more, an# the men 1ease# 'eatin/ Jose)h. EG "n# .oti)har took Jose)h an# or#ere# him to 'e 'rou/ht to >usti1e 'efore the )riests, who were >u#/es 'elon/in/ to the kin/, in or#er to >u#/e him 1on1ernin/ this affair. F0 "n# .oti)har an# Jose)h 1ame 'efore the )riests who were the kin/8s >u#/es, an# he sai# to them, 2e1i#e I )ra0 0ou, what >u#/ment is #ue to a ser%ant, for in this manner has he #one. F1 "n# the )riests sai# to Jose)h, 3h0 #i# 0ou #o this thin/ to 0our master? an# Jose)h answere# them, sa0in/, 6ot so m0 lor#s, in this manner was the matterA an# .oti)har sai# to Jose)h, Surel0 I entruste# in 0our han#s all that 'elon/e# to me, an# I withhel# nothin/ from 0ou 'ut m0 wife, an# how 1oul#st 0ou #o this e%il? FB "n# Jose)h answere# sa0in/, 6ot so m0 lor#, as the 9or# li%es, an# as 0our soul li%es, m0 lor#, the wor# whi1h 0ou hear# from 0our wife is untrue, for in this manner was the affair this #a0. F3 " 0ear has ela)se# to me sin1e I ha%e 'een in 0our houseA ha%e 0ou seen an0 ini@uit0 in me, or an0 thin/ whi1h mi/ht 1ause 0ou to #eman# m0 life? FC "n# the )riests sai# to .oti)har, Sen#, we )ra0 0ou, an# let them 'rin/ 'efore us Jose)h8s torn /arment, an# let us see the tear in it, an# if it shall 'e that the tear is in front of the /arment, then his fa1e must ha%e 'een o))osite to her an# she must ha%e 1au/ht hol# of him, to 1ome to her, an# with #e1eit #i# 0our wife #o all that she has s)oken. FD "n# the0 'rou/ht Jose)h8s /arment 'efore the )riests who were >u#/es, an# the0 saw an# the tear was in front of Jose)h, an# all the >u#/in/ )riests knew that she ha# )resse# him, an# the0 sai#, he >u#/ment of #eath is not #ue to this sla%e for he has #one nothin/, 'ut his >u#/ment is, that he 'e )la1e# in the )rison house 'e1ause of the re)ort, whi1h throu/h him has /one out a/ainst 0our wife. FE "n# .oti)har hear# their wor#s, an# he )la1e# him in the )rison house, the )la1e where the kin/8s )risoners are 1onfine#, an# Jose)h was in the house of 1onfinement twel%e 0ears. FF "n# #es)ite this, his master8s wife #i# not turn from him, an# she #i# not 1ease from s)eakin/ to him #a0 after #a0 to listen to her, an# at the en# of three months ?eli1ah 1ontinue# /oin/ to Jose)h to the house of 1onfinement #a0 '0 #a0, an# she enti1e# him to listen to her, an# ?eli1ah sai# to Jose)h, 4ow lon/ will 0ou remain in this house? 'ut listen now to m0 %oi1e, an# I will 'rin/ 0ou out of this house. F8 "n# Jose)h answere# her, sa0in/, It is 'etter for me to remain in this house than to listen to 0our wor#s, to sin a/ainst -o#A an# she sai# to him, If 0ou will not )erform m0 wish, I will )lu1k out 0our e0es, a## fetters to 0our feet, an# will #eli%er 0ou into the han#s of them whom 0ou #i# not know 'efore. FG "n# Jose)h answere# her an# sai#, he -o# of the whole earth is a'le to #eli%er me from all that 0ou 1an #o to me, for he o)ens the e0es of the 'lin#, an# looses those that are 'oun#, an# )reser%es all stran/ers who are una1@uainte# with the lan#. 80 "n# when ?eli1ah was una'le to )ersua#e Jose)h to listen to her, she left off /oin/ to tem) himA an# Jose)h was still 1onfine# in the house of 1onfinement. "n# Ja1o' the father of Jose)h, an# all his 'rothers who were in the lan# of !anaan still mourne# an# we)t in those #a0s 'e1ause of Jose)h, for Ja1o' refuse# to 'e 1omforte# for his son Jose)h, an# Ja1o' 1rie# alou#, an# we)t an# mourne# all those #a0s.

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1 "n# it was at that time in that 0ear, whi1h is the 0ear of Jose)h8s /oin/ #own to $/0)t after his 'rothers ha# sol# him, that +eu'en the son of Ja1o' went to imnah an# took for him for a wife $liuram, the #au/hter of "%i the !anaanite, an# he 1ame to her. B "n# $liuram the wife of +eu'en 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore him 4ano1h, .alu, !het=ron an# !armi, four sonsA an# Simeon his 'rother took his sister 2inah for a wife, an# she 'ore to him ,emuel, 5amin, 7ha#, Ja1hin an# ?o1har, fi%e sons. 3 "n# he afterwar# 1ame to Bunah the !anaanitish woman, the same is Bunah whom Simeon took 1a)ti%e from the 1it0 of She1hem, an# Bunah was 'efore 2inah an# atten#e# u)on her, an# Simeon 1ame to her, an# she 'ore to him Saul. C "n# Ju#ah went at that time to "#ulam, an# he 1ame to a man of "#ulam, an# his name was 4irah, an# Ju#ah saw there the #au/hter of a man from !anaan, an# her name was "li0ath, the #au/hter of Shua, an# he took her, an# 1ame to her, an# "li0ath 'ore to Ju#ah, $r, 7nan an# ShilohA three sons. D "n# 9e%i an# Issa1har went to the lan# of the east, an# the0 took for themsel%es wi%es, the #au/hters of Jo'a' the son of 5oktan, the son of $'erA an# Jo'a' the son of 5oktan ha# two #au/htersA the name of the el#er was "#inah, an# the name of the 0oun/er was "ri#ah. E "n# 9e%i took "#inah, an# Issa1har took "ri#ah, an# the0 1ame to the lan# of !anaan, to their father8s house, an# "#inah 'ore to 9e%i, -ershon, (ehath an# ,erariA three sons. F "n# "ri#ah 'ore to Issa1har ola, .u%ah, Jo' an# Shomron, four sonsA an# 2an went to the lan# of ,oa' an# took for a wife ")hlaleth, the #au/hter of !hamu#an the ,oa'ite, an# he 'rou/ht her to the lan# of !anaan. 8 "n# ")hlaleth was 'arren, she ha# no offs)rin/, an# -o# afterwar# remem'ere# ")hlaleth the wife of 2an, an# she 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore a son, an# she 1alle# his name !hushim. G "n# -a# an# 6a)htali went to 4aran an# took from there the #au/hters of "muram the son of ;=, the son of 6ahor, for wi%es. 10 "n# these are the names of the #au/hters of "muramA the name of the el#er was ,erimah, an# the name of the 0oun/er ;=ithA an# 6a)htali took ,erimah, an# -a# took ;=ithA an# 'rou/ht them to the lan# of !anaan, to their father8s house. 11 "n# ,erimah 'ore to 6a)htali 5a1h=eel, -uni, Ja=er an# Shalem, four sonsA an# ;=ith 'ore to -a# ?e)hion, !ha/i, Shuni, $='on, $ri, "ro#i an# "rali, se%en sons. 1B "n# "sher went out an# took "#on the #au/hter of ")hlal, the son of 4a#a#, the son of Ishmael, for a wife, an# he 'rou/ht her to the lan# of !anaan. 13 "n# "#on the wife of "sher #ie# in those #a0s: she ha# no offs)rin/A an# it was after the #eath of "#on that "sher went to the other si#e of the ri%er an# took for a wife 4a#urah the #au/hter of "'imael, the son of $'er, the son of Shem. 1C "n# the 0oun/ woman was of a 'eautiful a))earan1e, an# a woman of sense, an# she ha# 'een the wife of ,alkiel the son of $lam, the son of Shem. 1D "n# 4a#urah 'ore a #au/hter to ,alkiel, an# he 1alle# her name Sera1h, an# ,alkiel #ie# after this, an# 4a#urah went an# remaine# in her father8s house. 1E "n# after the #eath of the wife at "sher he went an# took 4a#urah for a wife, an# 'rou/ht her to the lan# of !anaan, an# Sera1h her #au/hter he also 'rou/ht with them, an# she was three 0ears ol#, an# the #amsel was 'rou/ht u) in Ja1o'8s house. 1F "n# the #amsel was of a 'eautiful a))earan1e, an# she went in the san1tifie# wa0s of the 1hil#ren of Ja1o'A she la1ke# nothin/, an# the 9or# /a%e her wis#om an# un#erstan#in/. 18 "n# 4a#urah the wife of "sher 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore to him 5imnah, 5ish%ah, 5ish%i an# BeriahA four sons.
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1G "n# ?e'ulun went to ,i#ian, an# took for a wife ,erishah the #au/hter of ,ola#, the son of "'i#a, the son of ,i#ian, an# 'rou/ht her to the lan# of !anaan. B0 "n# ,erushah 'ore to ?e'ulun Sere#, $lon an# 5a1hleelA three sons. B1 "n# Ja1o' sent to "ram, the son of ?o'a, the son of erah, an# he took for his son Ben>amin ,e1halia the #au/hter of "ram, an# she 1ame to the lan# of !anaan to the house of Ja1o'A an# Ben>amin was ten 0ears ol# when he took ,e1halia the #au/hter of "ram for a wife. BB "n# ,e1halia 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore to Ben>amin Bela, Be1her, "sh'el, -era an# 6aaman, fi%e sonsA an# Ben>amin went afterwar# an# took for a wife "ri'ath, the #au/hter of Shomron, the son of "'raham, in a##ition to his first wife, an# he was ei/hteen 0ears ol#A an# "ri'ath 'ore to Ben>amin "1hi, <osh, ,u)im, !hu)im, an# 7r#A fi%e sons. B3 "n# in those #a0s Ju#ah went to the house of Shem an# took amar the #au/hter of $lam, the son of Shem, for a wife for his first 'orn $r. BC "n# $r 1ame to his wife amar, an# she 'e1ame his wife, an# when he 1ame to her he outwar#l0 #estro0e# his see#, an# his work was e%il in the si/ht of the 9or#, an# the 9or# slew him. BD "n# it was after the #eath of $r, Ju#ah8s first 'orn, that Ju#ah sai# to 7nan, /o to 0our 'rother8s wife an# marr0 her as the ne:t of kin, an# raise u) see# to 0our 'rother. BE "n# 7nan took amar for a wife an# he 1ame to her, an# 7nan also #i# like to the work of his 'rother, an# his work was e%il in the si/ht of the 9or#, an# he slew him also. BF "n# when 7nan #ie#, Ju#ah sai# to amar, +emain in 0our father8s house until m0 son Shiloh shall ha%e /rown u), an# Ju#ah #i# no more #eli/ht in amar, to /i%e her to Shiloh, for he sai#, .erha)s he will also #ie like his 'rothers. B8 "n# amar rose u) an# went an# remaine# in her father8s house, an# amar was in her father8s house for some time. BG "n# at the re%olution of the 0ear, "li0ath the wife of Ju#ah #ie#A an# Ju#ah was 1omforte# for his wife, an# after the #eath of "li0ath, Ju#ah went u) with his frien# 4irah to imnah to shear their shee). 30 "n# amar hear# that Ju#ah ha# /one u) to imnah to shear the shee), an# that Shiloh was /rown u), an# Ju#ah #i# not #eli/ht in her. 31 "n# amar rose u) an# )ut off the /arments of her wi#owhoo#, an# she )ut a %ail u)on her, an# she entirel0 1o%ere# herself, an# she went an# sat in the )u'li1 thorou/hfare, whi1h is u)on the roa# to imnah. 3B "n# Ju#ah )asse# an# saw her an# took her an# he 1ame to her, an# she 1on1ei%e# '0 him, an# at the time of 'ein/ #eli%ere#, there were twins in her wom', an# he 1alle# the name of the first .ere=, an# the name of the se1on# ?arah.

%HA$TER 41 In those #a0s Jose)h was still 1onfine# in the )rison house in the lan# of $/0)t. B "t that time the atten#ants of .haraoh were stan#in/ 'efore him, the 1hief of the 'utlers an# the 1hief of the 'akers whi1h 'elon/e# to the kin/ of $/0)t. 3 "n# the 'utler took wine an# )la1e# it 'efore the kin/ to #rink, an# the 'aker )la1e# 'rea# 'efore the kin/ to eat, an# the kin/ #rank of the wine an# ate of the 'rea#, he an# his ser%ants an# ministers that ate at the kin/8s ta'le. C "n# while the0 were eatin/ an# #rinkin/, the 'utler an# the 'aker remaine# there, an# .haraoh8s ministers foun# man0 flies in the wine, whi1h the 'utler ha# 'rou/ht, an# stones of
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nitre were foun# in the 'aker8s 'rea#. D "n# the 1a)tain of the /uar# )la1e# Jose)h as an atten#ant on .haraoh8s offi1ers, an# .haraoh8s offi1ers were in 1onfinement one 0ear. E "n# at the en# of the 0ear, the0 'oth #reame# #reams in one ni/ht, in the )la1e of 1onfinement where the0 were, an# in the mornin/ Jose)h 1ame to them to atten# u)on them as usual, an# he saw them, an# their 1ountenan1es were #e>e1te# an# sa#. F "n# Jose)h aske# them, 3h0 are 0our 1ountenan1es sa# an# #e>e1te# this #a0? an# the0 sai# to him, 3e #reame# a #ream, an# there is no one to inter)ret itA an# Jose)h sai# to them, +elate, I )ra0 0ou, 0our #ream to me, an# -o# shall /i%e 0ou an answer of )ea1e as 0ou #esire. 8 "n# the 'utler relate# his #ream to Jose)h, an# he sai#, I saw in m0 #ream, an# a lar/e %ine was 'efore me, an# u)on that %ine I saw three 'ran1hes, an# the %ine s)ee#il0 'lossome# an# rea1he# a /reat hei/ht, an# its 1lusters were ri)ene# an# 'e1ame /ra)es. G "n# I took the /ra)es an# )resse# them in a 1u), an# )la1e# it in .haraoh8s han# an# he #rankA an# Jose)h sai# to him, he three 'ran1hes that were u)on the %ine are three #a0s. 10 5et within three #a0s, the kin/ will or#er 0ou to 'e 'rou/ht out an# he will restore 0ou to 0our offi1e, an# 0ou will /i%e the kin/ his wine to #rink as at first when 0ou were his 'utlerA 'ut let me fin# fa%or in 0our si/ht, that 0ou will remem'er me to .haraoh when it will 'e well with 0ou, an# #o kin#ness to me, an# /et me 'rou/ht out from this )rison, for I was stolen awa0 from the lan# of !anaan an# was sol# for a sla%e in this )la1e. 11 "n# also that whi1h was tol# 0ou 1on1ernin/ m0 master8s wife is false, for the0 )la1e# me in this #un/eon for nothin/A an# the 'utler answere# Jose)h, sa0in/, If the kin/ #eal well with me as at first, as 0ou last inter)rete# to me, I will #o all that 0ou #esire, an# /et 0ou 'rou/ht out of this #un/eon. 1B "n# the 'aker, seein/ that Jose)h ha# a11uratel0 inter)rete# the 'utler8s #ream, also a))roa1he#, an# relate# the whole of his #ream to Jose)h. 13 "n# he sai# to him, In m0 #ream I saw an# three white 'askets u)on m0 hea#, an# I looke#, an# there were in the u))er-most 'asket all manner of 'ake# meats for .haraoh, an# the 'ir#s were eatin/ them from off m0 hea#. 1C "n# Jose)h sai# to him, he three 'askets whi1h 0ou saw are three #a0s, 0et within three #a0s .haraoh will take off 0our hea#, an# han/ 0ou u)on a tree, an# the 'ir#s will eat 0our flesh from off 0ou, as 0ou saw in 0our #ream. 1D In those #a0s the @ueen was a'out to 'e #eli%ere#, an# u)on that #a0 she 'ore a son to the kin/ of $/0)t, an# the0 )ro1laime# that the kin/ ha# /otten his first 'orn son an# all the )eo)le of $/0)t to/ether with the offi1ers an# ser%ants of .haraoh re>oi1e# /reatl0. 1E "n# u)on the thir# #a0 of his 'irth .haraoh ma#e a feast for his offi1ers an# ser%ants, for the hosts of the lan# of ?oar an# of the lan# of $/0)t. 1F "n# all the )eo)le of $/0)t an# the ser%ants of .haraoh 1ame to eat an# #rink with the kin/ at the feast of his son, an# to re>oi1e at the kin/8s re>oi1in/. 18 "n# all the offi1ers of the kin/ an# his ser%ants were re>oi1in/ at that time for ei/ht #a0s at the feast, an# the0 ma#e merr0 with all sorts of musi1al instruments, with tim'rels an# with #an1es in the kin/8s house for ei/ht #a0s. 1G "n# the 'utler, to whom Jose)h ha# inter)rete# his #ream, for/ot Jose)h, an# he #i# not mention him to the kin/ as he ha# )romise#, for this thin/ was from the 9or# in or#er to )unish Jose)h 'e1ause he ha# truste# in man. B0 "n# Jose)h remaine# after this in the )rison house two 0ears, until he ha# 1om)lete# twel%e 0ears.
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1 "n# Isaa1 the son of "'raham was still li%in/ in those #a0s in the lan# of !anaanA he was %er0 a/e#, one hun#re# an# ei/ht0 0ears ol#, an# $sau his son, the 'rother of Ja1o', was in the lan# of $#om, an# he an# his sons ha# )ossessions in it amon/ the 1hil#ren of Seir. B "n# $sau hear# that his father8s time was #rawin/ near to #ie, an# he an# his sons an# househol# 1ame to the lan# of !anaan, to his father8s house, an# Ja1o' an# his sons went out from the )la1e where the0 #welt in 4e'ron, an# the0 all 1ame to their father Isaa1, an# the0 foun# $sau an# his sons in the tent. 3 "n# Ja1o' an# his sons sat 'efore his father Isaa1, an# Ja1o' was still mournin/ for his son Jose)h. C "n# Isaa1 sai# to Ja1o', Brin/ me here 0our sons an# I will 'less themA an# Ja1o' 'rou/ht his ele%en 1hil#ren 'efore his father Isaa1. D "n# Isaa1 )la1e# his han#s u)on all the sons of Ja1o', an# he took hol# of them an# em'ra1e# them, an# kisse# them one '0 one, an# Isaa1 'lesse# them on that #a0, an# he sai# to them, ,a0 the -o# of 0our fathers 'less 0ou an# in1rease 0our see# like the stars of hea%en for num'er. E "n# Isaa1 also 'lesse# the sons of $sau, sa0in/, ,a0 -o# 1ause 0ou to 'e a #rea# an# a terror to all that will look u)on 0ou, an# to all 0our enemies. F "n# Isaa1 1alle# Ja1o' an# his sons, an# the0 all 1ame an# sat 'efore Isaa1, an# Isaa1 sai# to Ja1o', he 9or# -o# of the whole earth sai# to me, o 0our see# will I /i%e this lan# for an inheritan1e if 0our 1hil#ren kee) m0 statutes an# m0 wa0s, an# I will )erform to them the oath whi1h I swore to 0our father "'raham. 8 6ow therefore m0 son, tea1h 0our 1hil#ren an# 0our 1hil#ren8s 1hil#ren to fear the 9or#, an# to /o in the /oo# wa0 whi1h will )lease the 9or# 0our -o#, for if 0ou kee) the wa0s of the 9or# an# his statutes the 9or# will also kee) to 0ou his 1o%enant with "'raham, an# will #o well with 0ou an# 0our see# all the #a0s. G "n# when Isaa1 ha# finishe# 1omman#in/ Ja1o' an# his 1hil#ren, he /a%e u) the /host an# #ie#, an# was /athere# to his )eo)le. 10 "n# Ja1o' an# $sau fell u)on the fa1e of their father Isaa1, an# the0 we)t, an# Isaa1 was one hun#re# an# ei/ht0 0ears ol# when he #ie# in the lan# of !anaan, in 4e'ron, an# his sons 1arrie# him to the 1a%e of ,a1h)elah, whi1h "'raham ha# 'ou/ht from the 1hil#ren of 4eth for a )ossession of a 'urial )la1e. 11 "n# all the kin/s of the lan# of !anaan went with Ja1o' an# $sau to 'ur0 Isaa1, an# all the kin/s of !anaan showe# Isaa1 /reat honor at his #eath. 1B "n# the sons of Ja1o' an# the sons of $sau went 'arefoote# roun# a'out, walkin/ an# lamentin/ until the0 rea1he# (ireath-ar'a. 13 "n# Ja1o' an# $sau 'urie# their father Isaa1 in the 1a%e of ,a1h)elah, whi1h is in (ireathar'a in 4e'ron, an# the0 'urie# him with %er0 /reat honor, as at the funeral of kin/s. 1C "n# Ja1o' an# his sons, an# $sau an# his sons, an# all the kin/s of !anaan ma#e a /reat an# hea%0 mournin/, an# the0 'urie# him an# mourne# for him man0 #a0s. 1D "n# at the #eath of Isaa1, he left his 1attle an# his )ossessions an# all 'elon/in/ to him to his sonsA an# $sau sai# to Ja1o', I )ra0 0ou, all that our father has left we will #i%i#e it in two )arts, an# I will ha%e the 1hoi1e, an# Ja1o' sai#, 3e will #o so. 1E "n# Ja1o' took all that Isaa1 ha# left in the lan# of !anaan, the 1attle an# the )ro)ert0, an# he )la1e# them in two )arts 'efore $sau an# his sons, an# he sai# to $sau, 9ook u)on all this is 'efore 0ou, 1hoose for 0ourself the half whi1h 0ou will take.
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1F "n# Ja1o' sai# to $sau, 4ear 0ou I )ra0 0ou what I will s)eak to 0ou, sa0in/, he 9or# -o# of hea%en an# earth s)oke to our fathers "'raham an# Isaa1, sa0in/, o 0our see# will I /i%e this lan# for an inheritan1e fore%er. 18 6ow therefore all that our father has left is 'efore 0ou, an# look u)on all the lan# is 'efore 0ouA 1hoose 0ou from them what 0ou #esire. 1G If 0ou #esire the whole lan# take it for 0ou an# 0our 1hil#ren fore%er, an# I will take this ri1hes, an# it 0ou #esire the ri1hes take it to 0ou, an# I will take this lan# for me an# for m0 1hil#ren to inherit it fore%er. B0 "n# 6e'a0oth, the son of Ishmael, was then in the lan# with his 1hil#ren, an# $sau went on that #a0 an# 1onsulte# with him, sa0in/. B1 In this manner has Ja1o' s)oken to me, an# in this manner has he answere# me, now /i%e 0our a#%i1e an# we will hear. BB "n# 6e'a0oth sai#, 3hat is this that Ja1o' has s)oken to 0ou? "ll the 1hil#ren of !anaan are #wellin/ se1urel0 in their lan#, an# Ja1o' sa0s he will inherit it with his see# all the #a0s. B3 -o now therefore an# take all 0our father8s ri1hes an# lea%e Ja1o' 0our 'rother in the lan#, as he has s)oken. BC "n# $sau rose u) an# returne# to Ja1o', an# #i# all that 6e'a0oth the son of Ishmael ha# a#%ise#A an# $sau took all the ri1hes that Isaa1 ha# left, the souls, the 'easts, the 1attle an# the )ro)ert0, an# all the ri1hesA he /a%e nothin/ to his 'rother Ja1o'A an# Ja1o' took all the lan# of !anaan, from the 'rook of $/0)t to the ri%er $u)hrates, an# he took it for an e%erlastin/ )ossession, an# for his 1hil#ren an# for his see# after him fore%er. BD Ja1o' also took from his 'rother $sau the 1a%e of ,a1h)elah, whi1h is in 4e'ron, whi1h "'raham ha# 'ou/ht from $)hron for a )ossession of a 'urial )la1e for him an# his see# fore%er. BE "n# Ja1o' wrote all these thin/s in the 'ook of )ur1hase, an# he si/ne# it, an# he testifie# all this with four faithful witnesses. BF "n# these are the wor#s whi1h Ja1o' wrote in the 'ook, sa0in/: he lan# of !anaan an# all the 1ities of the 4ittites, the 4i%ites, the Je'usites, the "morites, the .eri==ites, an# the -er/ashites, all the se%en nations from the ri%er of $/0)t to the ri%er $u)hrates. B8 "n# the 1it0 of 4e'ron (ireath-ar'a, an# the 1a%e whi1h is in it, the whole #i# Ja1o' 'u0 from his 'rother $sau for %alue, for a )ossession an# for an inheritan1e for his see# after him fore%er. BG "n# Ja1o' took the 'ook of )ur1hase an# the si/nature, the 1omman# an# the statutes an# the re%eale# 'ook, an# he )la1e# them in an earthen %essel in or#er that the0 shoul# remain for a lon/ time, an# he #eli%ere# them into the han#s of his 1hil#ren. 30 $sau took all that his father ha# left him after his #eath from his 'rother Ja1o', an# he took all the )ro)ert0, from man an# 'east, 1amel an# ass, o: an# lam', sil%er an# /ol#, stones an# '#ellium, an# all the ri1hes whi1h ha# 'elon/e# to Isaa1 the son of "'rahamA there was nothin/ left whi1h $sau #i# not take for himself, from all that Isaa1 ha# left after his #eath. 31 "n# $sau took all this, an# he an# his 1hil#ren went home to the lan# of Seir the 4orite, awa0 from his 'rother Ja1o' an# his 1hil#ren. 3B "n# $sau ha# )ossessions amon/ the 1hil#ren of Seir, an# $sau #i# not turn to the lan# of !anaan from that #a0 forwar#. 33 "n# the whole lan# of !anaan 'e1ame an inheritan1e to the 1hil#ren of Israel for an e%erlastin/ inheritan1e, an# $sau with all his 1hil#ren inherite# the mountain of Seir.

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%HA$TER 48
1 In those #a0s, after the #eath of Isaa1, the 9or# 1omman#e# an# 1ause# a famine u)on the whole earth. B "t that time .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t was sittin/ u)on his throne in the lan# of $/0)t, an# la0 in his 'e# an# #reame# #reams, an# .haraoh saw in his #ream that he was stan#in/ '0 the si#e of the ri%er of $/0)t. 3 "n# while he was stan#in/ he saw an# se%en fat fleshe# an# well fa%ore# kine 1ame u) out of the ri%er. C "n# se%en other kine, lean fleshe# an# ill fa%ore#, 1ame u) after them, an# the se%en ill fa%ore# ones swallowe# u) the well fa%ore# ones, an# still their a))earan1e was ill as at first. D "n# he awoke, an# he sle)t a/ain an# he #reame# a se1on# time, an# he saw an# se%en ears of 1orn 1ame u) u)on one stalk, rank an# /oo#, an# se%en thin ears 'laste# with the east win# s)ran/, u) after them, an# the thin ears swallowe# u) the full ones, an# .haraoh awoke out of his #ream. E "n# in the mornin/ the kin/ remem'ere# his #reams, an# his s)irit was sa#l0 trou'le# 'e1ause of his #reams, an# the kin/ hurrie# an# sent an# 1alle# for all the ma/i1ians of $/0)t, an# the wise men, an# the0 1ame an# stoo# 'efore .haraoh. F "n# the kin/ sai# to them, I ha%e #reame# #reams, an# there is none to inter)ret themA an# the0 sai# to the kin/, relate 0our #reams to 0our ser%ants an# let us hear them. 8 "n# the kin/ relate# his #reams to them, an# the0 all answere# an# sai# with one %oi1e to the kin/, ma0 the kin/ li%e fore%erA an# this is the inter)retation of 0our #reams. G he se%en /oo# kine whi1h 0ou saw #enote se%en #au/hters that will 'e 'orn to 0ou in the latter #a0s, an# the se%en kine whi1h 0ou saw 1ome u) after them, an# swallowe# them u), are for a si/n that the #au/hters whi1h will 'e 'orn to 0ou will all #ie in the life-time of the kin/. 10 "n# that whi1h 0ou saw in the se1on# #ream of se%en full /oo# ears of 1orn 1omin/ u) u)on one stalk, this is their inter)retation, that 0ou will 'uil# for 0ourself in the latter #a0s se%en 1ities throu/hout the lan# of $/0)tA an# that whi1h 0ou saw of the se%en 'laste# ears of 1orn s)rin/in/ u) after them an# swallowin/ them u) while 0ou looke# u)on them with 0our e0es, is for a si/n that the 1ities whi1h 0ou will 'uil# will all 'e #estro0e# in the latter #a0s, in the life-time of the kin/. 11 "n# when the0 s)oke these wor#s the kin/ #i# not in1line his ear to their wor#s, neither #i# he fi: his heart u)on them, for the kin/ knew in his wis#om that the0 #i# not /i%e a )ro)er inter)retation of the #reamsA an# when the0 ha# finishe# s)eakin/ 'efore the kin/, the kin/ answere# them, sa0in/, 3hat is this thin/ that 0ou ha%e s)oken to me? surel0 0ou ha%e uttere# falsehoo# an# s)oken liesA therefore now /i%e the )ro)er inter)retation of m0 #reams, that 0ou ma0 not #ie. 1B "n# the kin/ 1omman#e# after this, an# he sent an# 1alle# a/ain for other wise men, an# the0 1ame an# stoo# 'efore the kin/, an# the kin/ relate# his #reams to them, an# the0 all answere# him a11or#in/ to the first inter)retation, an# the kin/8s an/er was kin#le# an# he was %er0 an/r0, an# the kin/ sai# to them, Surel0 0ou s)eak lies an# utter falsehoo# in what 0ou ha%e sai#. 13 "n# the kin/ 1omman#e# that a )ro1lamation shoul# 'e issue# throu/hout the lan# of $/0)t, sa0in/, It is resol%e# '0 the kin/ an# his /reat men, that an0 wise man who knows an# un#erstan#s the inter)retation of #reams, an# will not 1ome this #a0 'efore the kin/, shall #ie. 1C "n# the man that will #e1lare to the kin/ the )ro)er inter)retation of his #reams, there shall 'e /i%en to him all that he will re@uire from the kin/. "n# all the wise men of the lan# of $/0)t
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1ame 'efore the kin/, to/ether with all the ma/i1ians an# sor1erers that were in $/0)t an# in -oshen, in +ameses, in a1h)an1hes, in ?oar, an# in all the )la1es on the 'or#ers of $/0)t, an# the0 all stoo# 'efore the kin/. 1D "n# all the no'les an# the )rin1es, an# the atten#ants 'elon/in/ to the kin/, 1ame to/ether from all the 1ities of $/0)t, an# the0 all sat 'efore the kin/, an# the kin/ relate# his #reams 'efore the wise men, an# the )rin1es, an# all that sat 'efore the kin/ were astonishe# at the %ision. 1E "n# all the wise men who were 'efore the kin/ were /reatl0 #i%i#e# in their inter)retation of his #reamsA some of them inter)rete# them to the kin/, sa0in/, he se%en /oo# kine are se%en kin/s, who from the kin/8s issue will 'e raise# o%er $/0)t. 1F "n# the se%en 'a# kine are se%en )rin1es, who will stan# u) a/ainst them in the latter #a0s an# #estro0 themA an# the se%en ears of 1orn are the se%en /reat )rin1es 'elon/in/ to $/0)t, who will fall in the han#s of the se%en less )owerful )rin1es of their enemies, in the wars of our lor# the kin/. 18 "n# some of them inter)rete# to the kin/ in this manner, sa0in/, he se%en /oo# kine are the stron/ 1ities of $/0)t, an# the se%en 'a# kine are the se%en nations of the lan# of !anaan, who will 1ome a/ainst the se%en 1ities of $/0)t in the latter #a0s an# #estro0 them. 1G "n# that whi1h 0ou saw in the se1on# #ream, of se%en /oo# an# 'a# ears of 1orn, is a si/n that the /o%ernment of $/0)t will a/ain return to 0our see# as at first. B0 "n# in his rei/n the )eo)le of the 1ities of $/0)t will turn a/ainst the se%en 1ities of !anaan who are stron/er than the0 are, an# will #estro0 them, an# the /o%ernment of $/0)t will return to 0our see#. B1 "n# some of them sai# to the kin/, his is the inter)retation of 0our #reamsA the se%en /oo# kine are se%en @ueens, whom 0ou will take for wi%es in the latter #a0s, an# the se%en 'a# kine #enote that those women will all #ie in the lifetime of the kin/. BB "n# the se%en /oo# an# 'a# ears of 1orn whi1h 0ou saw in the se1on# #ream are fourteen 1hil#ren, an# it will 'e in the latter #a0s that the0 will stan# u) an# fi/ht amon/ themsel%es, an# se%en of them will strike the se%en that are more )owerful. B3 "n# some of them sai# these wor#s to the kin/, sa0in/, he se%en /oo# kine #enote that se%en 1hil#ren will 'e 'orn to 0ou, an# the0 will sla0 se%en of 0our 1hil#ren8s 1hil#ren in the latter #a0sA an# the se%en /oo# ears of 1orn whi1h 0ou saw in the se1on# #ream, are those )rin1es a/ainst whom se%en other less )owerful )rin1es will fi/ht an# #estro0 them in the latter #a0s, an# a%en/e 0our 1hil#ren8s 1ause, an# the /o%ernment will a/ain return to 0our see#. BC "n# the kin/ hear# all the wor#s of the wise men of $/0)t an# their inter)retation of his #reams, an# none of them )lease# the kin/. BD "n# the kin/ knew in his wis#om that the0 #i# not alto/ether s)eak 1orre1tl0 in all these wor#s, for this was from the 9or# to frustrate the wor#s of the wise men of $/0)t, in or#er that Jose)h mi/ht /o out from the house of 1onfinement, an# in or#er that he shoul# 'e1ome /reat in $/0)t. BE "n# the kin/ saw that none amon/ all the wise men an# ma/i1ians of $/0)t s)oke 1orre1tl0 to him, an# the kin/8s wrath was kin#le#, an# his an/er 'urne# within him. BF "n# the kin/ 1omman#e# that all the wise men an# ma/i1ians shoul# /o out from 'efore him, an# the0 all went out from 'efore the kin/ with shame an# #is/ra1e. B8 "n# the kin/ 1omman#e# that a )ro1lamation 'e sent throu/hout $/0)t to sla0 all the ma/i1ians that were in $/0)t, an# not one of them shoul# 'e suffere# to li%e. BG "n# the 1a)tains of the /uar#s 'elon/in/ to the kin/ rose u), an# ea1h man #rew his swor#,
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an# the0 'e/an to strike the ma/i1ians of $/0)t, an# the wise men. 30 "n# after this ,ero#, 1hief 'utler to the kin/, 1ame an# 'owe# #own 'efore the kin/ an# sat 'efore him. 31 "n# the 'utler sai# to the kin/, ,a0 the kin/ li%e fore%er, an# his /o%ernment 'e e:alte# in the lan#. 3B 0ou were an/r0 with 0our ser%ant in those #a0s, now two 0ears )ast, an# )la1e# me in the war#, an# I was for some time in the war#, I an# the 1hief of the 'akers. 33 "n# there was with us a 4e'rew ser%ant 'elon/in/ to the 1a)tain of the /uar#, his name was Jose)h, for his master ha# 'een an/r0 with him an# )la1e# him in the house of 1onfinement, an# he atten#e# us there. 3C "n# in some time after when we were in the war#, we #reame# #reams in one ni/ht, I an# the 1hief of the 'akersA we #reame#, ea1h man a11or#in/ to the inter)retation of his #ream. 3D "n# we 1ame in the mornin/ an# tol# them to that ser%ant, an# he inter)rete# to us our #reams, to ea1h man a11or#in/ to his #ream, #i# he 1orre1tl0 inter)ret. 3E "n# it 1ame to )ass as he inter)rete# to us, so was the e%entA there #i# not fall to the /roun# an0 of his wor#s. 3F "n# now therefore m0 lor# an# kin/ #o not sla0 the )eo)le of $/0)t for nothin/A that sla%e is still 1onfine# in the house '0 the 1a)tain of the /uar# his master, in the house of 1onfinement. 38 If it )leases the kin/ let him sen# for him that he ma0 1ome 'efore 0ou an# he will make known to 0ou, the 1orre1t inter)retation of the #ream whi1h 0ou #reamt. 3G "n# the kin/ hear# the wor#s of the 1hief 'utler, an# the kin/ or#ere# that the wise men of $/0)t shoul# not 'e slain. C0 "n# the kin/ or#ere# his ser%ants to 'rin/ Jose)h 'efore him, an# the kin/ sai# to them, -o to him an# #o not terrif0 him for fear that he 'e 1onfuse# an# will not know to s)eak )ro)erl0. C1 "n# the ser%ants of the kin/ went to Jose)h, an# the0 'rou/ht him hastil0 out of the #un/eon, an# the kin/8s ser%ants sha%e# him, an# he 1han/e# his )rison /arment an# he 1ame 'efore the kin/. CB "n# the kin/ was sittin/ u)on his ro0al throne in a )rin1el0 #ress /irt aroun# with a /ol#en e)ho#, an# the fine /ol# whi1h was u)on it s)arkle#, an# the 1ar'un1le an# the ru'0 an# the emeral#, to/ether with all the )re1ious stones that were u)on the kin/8s hea#, #a==le# the e0e, an# Jose)h won#ere# /reatl0 at the kin/. C3 "n# the throne u)on whi1h the kin/ sat was 1o%ere# with /ol# an# sil%er, an# with on0: stones, an# it ha# se%ent0 ste)s. CC "n# it was their 1ustom throu/hout the lan# of $/0)t, that e%er0 man who 1ame to s)eak to the kin/, if he was a )rin1e or one that was estima'le in the si/ht of the kin/, he as1en#e# to the kin/8s throne as far as the thirt0-first ste), an# the kin/ woul# #es1en# to the thirt0-si:th ste), an# s)eak with him. CD If he was one of the 1ommon )eo)le, he as1en#e# to the thir# ste), an# the kin/ woul# #es1en# to the fourth an# s)eak to him, an# their 1ustom was, moreo%er, that an0 man who un#erstoo# to s)eak in all the se%ent0 lan/ua/es, he as1en#e# the se%ent0 ste)s, an# went u) an# s)oke untill he rea1he# the kin/. CE "n# an0 man who 1oul# not 1om)lete the se%ent0, he as1en#e# as man0 ste)s as the lan/ua/es whi1h he knew to s)eak in. CF "n# it was 1ustomar0 in those #a0s in $/0)t that no one shoul# rei/n o%er them, 'ut who un#erstoo# to s)eak in the se%ent0 lan/ua/es. C8 "n# when Jose)h 1ame 'efore the kin/ he 'owe# #own to the /roun# 'efore the kin/, an# he
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as1en#e# to the thir# ste), an# the kin/ sat u)on the fourth ste) an# s)oke with Jose)h. CG "n# the kin/ sai# to Jose)h, I #reame# a #ream, an# there is no inter)reter to inter)ret it )ro)erl0, an# I 1omman#e# this #a0 that all the ma/i1ians of $/0)t an# the wise men of it, shoul# 1ome 'efore me, an# I relate# m0 #reams to them, an# no one has )ro)erl0 inter)rete# them to me. D0 "n# after this I this #a0 hear# 1on1ernin/ 0ou, that 0ou are a wise man, an# 1an 1orre1tl0 inter)ret e%er0 #ream that 0ou hear. D1 "n# Jose)h answere# .haraoh, sa0in/, 9et .haraoh relate his #reams that he #reame#A surel0 the inter)retations 'elon/ to -o#A an# .haraoh relate# his #reams to Jose)h, the #ream of the kine, an# the #ream of the ears of 1orn, an# the kin/ left off s)eakin/. DB "n# Jose)h was then 1lothe# with the s)irit of -o# 'efore the kin/, an# he knew all the thin/s that woul# ha))en to the kin/ from that #a0 forwar#, an# he knew the )ro)er inter)retation of the kin/8s #ream, an# he s)oke 'efore the kin/. D3 "n# Jose)h foun# fa%or in the si/ht of the kin/, an# the kin/ in1line# his ears an# his heart, an# he hear# all the wor#s of Jose)h. "n# Jose)h sai# to the kin/, 2o not ima/ine that the0 are two #reams, for it is onl0 one #ream, for that whi1h -o# has 1hosen to #o throu/hout the lan# he has shown to the kin/ in his #ream, an# this is the )ro)er inter)retation of 0our #ream: DC he se%en /oo# kine an# ears of 1orn are se%en 0ears, an# the se%en 'a# kine an# ears of 1orn are also se%en 0earsA it is one #ream. DD he se%en 0ears that are 1omin/ there will 'e a /reat )lent0 throu/hout the lan#, an# after that the se%en 0ears of famine will follow them, a %er0 /rie%ous famineA an# all the )lent0 will 'e for/otten from the lan#, an# the famine will 1onsume the inha'itants of the lan#. DE he kin/ #reame# one #ream, an# the #ream was therefore re)eate# to .haraoh 'e1ause the thin/ is esta'lishe# '0 -o#, an# -o# will shortl0 'rin/ it to )ass. DF 6ow therefore I will /i%e 0ou 1ounsel an# #eli%er 0our soul an# the souls of the inha'itants of the lan# from the e%il of the famine, that 0ou seek throu/hout 0our kin/#om for a man %er0 #is1reet an# wise, who knows all the affairs of /o%ernment, an# a))oint him to su)erinten# o%er the lan# of $/0)t. D8 "n# let the man whom 0ou )la1e o%er $/0)t a))oint offi1ers un#er him, that the0 /ather in all the foo# of the /oo# 0ears that are 1omin/, an# let them la0 u) 1orn an# #e)osit it in 0our a))ointe# stores. DG "n# let them kee) that foo# for the se%en 0ears of famine, that it ma0 'e foun# for 0ou an# 0our )eo)le an# 0our whole lan#, an# that 0ou an# 0our lan# will not 'e 1ut off '0 the famine. E0 9et all the inha'itants of the lan# 'e also or#ere# that the0 /ather in, e%er0 man the )ro#u1e of his fiel#, of all sorts of foo#, #urin/ the se%en /oo# 0ears, an# that the0 )la1e it in their stores, that it ma0 'e foun# for them in the #a0s of the famine an# that the0 ma0 li%e u)on it. E1 his is the )ro)er inter)retation of 0our #ream, an# this is the 1ounsel /i%en to sa%e 0our soul an# the souls of all 0our su'>e1ts. EB "n# the kin/ answere# an# sai# to Jose)h, 3ho sa0s an# who knows that 0our wor#s are 1orre1t? "n# he sai# to the kin/, his shall 'e a si/n for 0ou res)e1tin/ all m0 wor#s, that the0 are true an# that m0 a#%i1e is /oo# for 0ou. E3 5our wife sits this #a0 u)on the stool of #eli%er0, an# she will 'ear 0ou a son an# 0ou will re>oi1e with himA when 0our 1hil# shall ha%e /one out from his mother8s wom', 0our first 'orn son that has 'een 'orn these two 0ears 'a1k shall #ie, an# 0ou will 'e 1omforte# in the 1hil# that will 'e 'orn to 0ou this #a0. EC "n# Jose)h finishe# s)eakin/ these wor#s to the kin/, an# he 'owe# #own to the kin/ an# he
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went out, an# when Jose)h ha# /one out from the kin/8s )resen1e, those si/ns whi1h Jose)h ha# s)oken to the kin/ 1ame to )ass on that #a0. ED "n# the @ueen 'ore a son on that #a0 an# the kin/ hear# the /la# ti#in/s a'out his son, an# he re>oi1e#, an# when the re)orter ha# /one out from the kin/8s )resen1e, the kin/8s ser%ants foun# the first 'orn son of the kin/ fallen #ea# u)on the /roun#. EE "n# there was /reat lamentation an# noise in the kin/8s house, an# the kin/ hear# it, an# he sai#, 3hat is the noise an# lamentation that I ha%e hear# in the house? an# the0 tol# the kin/ that his first 'orn son ha# #ie#A then the kin/ knew that all Jose)h8s wor#s that he ha# s)oken were 1orre1t, an# the kin/ was 1onsole# for his son '0 the 1hil# that was 'orn to him on that #a0 as Jose)h ha# s)oken.

%HA$TER 4.
1 "fter these thin/s the kin/ sent an# assem'le# all his offi1ers an# ser%ants, an# all the )rin1es an# no'les 'elon/in/ to the kin/, an# the0 all 1ame 'efore the kin/. B "n# the kin/ sai# to them, 5ou ha%e seen an# hear# all the wor#s of this 4e'rew man, an# all the si/ns whi1h he #e1lare# woul# 1ome to )ass, an# not an0 of his wor#s ha%e fallen to the /roun#. 3 5ou know that he has /i%en a )ro)er inter)retation of the #ream, an# it will surel0 1ome to )ass, now therefore take 1ounsel, an# know what 0ou will #o an# how the lan# will 'e #eli%ere# from the famine. C Seek now an# see whether the like 1an 'e foun#, in whose heart there is wis#om an# knowle#/e, an# I will a))oint him o%er the lan#. D &or 0ou ha%e hear# what the 4e'rew man has a#%ise# 1on1ernin/ this to sa%e the lan# from the famine with, an# I know that the lan# will not 'e #eli%ere# from the famine 'ut with the a#%i1e of the 4e'rew man, him that a#%ise# me. E "n# the0 all answere# the kin/ an# sai#, he 1ounsel whi1h the 4e'rew has /i%en 1on1ernin/ this is /oo#A now therefore, our lor# an# kin/, the whole lan# is in 0our han#, #o that whi1h seems /oo# in 0our si/ht. F 4im whom 0ou 1hooses, an# whom 0ou in 0our wis#om know to 'e wise an# 1a)a'le of #eli%erin/ the lan# with his wis#om, him shall the kin/ a))oint to 'e un#er him o%er the lan#. 8 "n# the kin/ sai# to all the offi1ers: I ha%e thou/ht that sin1e -o# has ma#e known to the 4e'rew man all that he has s)oken, there is none so #is1reet an# wise in the whole lan# as he isA if it seem /oo# in 0our si/ht I will )la1e him o%er the lan#, for he will sa%e the lan# with his wis#om. G "n# all the offi1ers answere# the kin/ an# sai#, But surel0 it is written in the laws of $/0)t, an# it shoul# not 'e %iolate#, that no man shall rei/n o%er $/0)t, nor 'e the se1on# to the kin/, 'ut one who has knowle#/e in all the lan/ua/es of the sons of men. 10 6ow therefore our lor# an# kin/, this 4e'rew man 1an onl0 s)eak the 4e'rew lan/ua/e, an# how then 1an he 'e o%er us the se1on# un#er /o%ernment, a man who not e%en knows our lan/ua/e? 11 6ow we )ra0 0ou sen# for him, an# let him 1ome 'efore 0ou, an# )ro%e him in all thin/s, an# #o as 0ou see fit. 1B "n# the kin/ sai#, It shall 'e #one tomorrow, an# the thin/ that 0ou ha%e s)oken is /oo#A an# all the offi1ers 1ame on that #a0 'efore the kin/. 13 "n# on that ni/ht the 9or# sent one of his ministerin/ an/els, an# he 1ame into the lan# of
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$/0)t to Jose)h, an# the an/el of the 9or# stoo# o%er Jose)h, an# Jose)h was l0in/ in the 'e# at ni/ht in his master8s house in the #un/eon, for his master ha# )ut him 'a1k into the #un/eon 'e1ause of his wife. 1C "n# the an/el rouse# him from his slee), an# Jose)h rose u) an# stoo# u)on his le/s, an# the an/el of the 9or# was stan#in/ o))osite to himA an# the an/el of the 9or# s)oke with Jose)h, an# he tau/ht him all the lan/ua/es of man in that ni/ht, an# he 1alle# his name Jehose)h. 1D "n# the an/el of the 9or# went from him, an# Jose)h returne# an# la0 u)on his 'e#, an# Jose)h was astonishe# at the %ision whi1h he saw. 1E "n# it 1ame to )ass in the mornin/ that the kin/ sent for all his offi1ers an# ser%ants, an# the0 all 1ame an# sat 'efore the kin/, an# the kin/ or#ere# Jose)h to 'e 'rou/ht, an# the kin/8s ser%ants went an# 'rou/ht Jose)h 'efore .haraoh. 1F "n# the kin/ 1ame out an# as1en#e# the ste)s of the throne, an# Jose)h s)oke to the kin/ in all lan/ua/es, an# Jose)h went u) to him an# s)oke to the kin/ until he arri%e# 'efore the kin/ in the se%entieth ste), an# he sat 'efore the kin/. 18 "n# the kin/ /reatl0 re>oi1e# 'e1ause of Jose)h, an# all the kin/8s offi1ers re>oi1e# /reatl0 with the kin/ when the0 hear# all the wor#s of Jose)h. 1G "n# the thin/ seeme# /oo# in the si/ht of the kin/ an# the offi1ers, to a))oint Jose)h to 'e se1on# to the kin/ o%er the whole lan# of $/0)t, an# the kin/ s)oke to Jose)h, sa0in/, B0 6ow 0ou /a%e me 1ounsel to a))oint a wise man o%er the lan# of $/0)t, in or#er with his wis#om to sa%e the lan# from the famineA now therefore, sin1e -o# has ma#e all this known to 0ou, an# all the wor#s whi1h 0ou ha%e s)oken, there is not throu/hout the lan# a #is1reet an# wise man like that of 0ou. B1 "n# 0our name no more shall 'e 1alle# Jose)h, 'ut ?a)hnath .aaneah shall 'e 0our nameA 0ou will 'e se1on# to me, an# a11or#in/ to 0our wor# shall 'e all the affairs of m0 /o%ernment, an# at 0our wor# shall m0 )eo)le /o out an# 1ome in. BB "lso from un#er 0our han# shall m0 ser%ants an# offi1ers re1ei%e their salar0 whi1h is /i%en to them monthl0, an# to 0ou shall all the )eo)le of the lan# 'ow #ownA onl0 in m0 throne will I 'e /reater than 0ou. B3 "n# the kin/ took off his rin/ from his han# an# )ut it u)on the han# of Jose)h, an# the kin/ #resse# Jose)h in a )rin1el0 /arment, an# he )ut a /ol#en 1rown u)on his hea#, an# he )ut a /ol#en 1hain u)on his ne1k. BC "n# the kin/ 1omman#e# his ser%ants, an# the0 ma#e him ri#e in the se1on# 1hariot 'elon/in/ to the kin/, that went o))osite to the kin/8s 1hariot, an# he 1ause# him to ri#e u)on a /reat an# stron/ horse from the kin/8s horses, an# to 'e 1on#u1te# throu/h the streets of the lan# of $/0)t. BD "n# the kin/ 1omman#e# that all those that )la0e# u)on tim'rels, har)s an# other musi1al instruments shoul# /o out with Jose)hA one thousan# tim'rels, one thousan# me1holoth, an# one thousan# ne'alim went after him. BE "n# fi%e thousan# men, with #rawn swor#s /litterin/ in their han#s, an# the0 went mar1hin/ an# )la0in/ 'efore Jose)h, an# twent0 thousan# of the /reat men of the kin/ /irt with /ir#les of skin 1o%ere# with /ol#, mar1he# at the ri/ht han# of Jose)h, an# twent0 thousan# at his left, an# all the women an# #amsels went u)on the roofs or stoo# in the streets )la0in/ an# re>oi1in/ at Jose)h, an# /a=e# at the a))earan1e of Jose)h an# at his 'eaut0. BF "n# the kin/8s )eo)le went 'efore him an# 'ehin# him, )erfumin/ the roa# with frankin1ense an# with 1assia, an# with all sorts of fine )erfume, an# s1attere# m0rrh an# aloes alon/ the roa#, an# twent0 men )ro1laime# these wor#s 'efore him throu/hout the lan# in a lou# %oi1e:
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B8 2o 0ou see this man whom the kin/ has 1hosen to 'e his se1on#? all the affairs of /o%ernment shall 'e re/ulate# '0 him, an# he that trans/resses his or#ers, or that #oes not 'ow #own 'efore him to the /roun#, shall #ie, for he re'els a/ainst the kin/ an# his se1on#. BG "n# when the heral#s ha# 1ease# )ro1laimin/, all the )eo)le of $/0)t 'owe# #own to the /roun# 'efore Jose)h an# sai#, ,a0 the kin/ li%e, also ma0 his se1on# li%eA an# all the inha'itants of $/0)t 'owe# #own alon/ the roa#, an# when the heral#s a))roa1he# them, the0 'owe# #own, an# the0 re>oi1e# with all sorts of tim'rels, me1hol an# ne'al 'efore Jose)h. 30 "n# Jose)h u)on his horse lifte# u) his e0es to hea%en, an# 1alle# out an# sai#, 4e raises the )oor man from the #ust, 4e lifts u) the nee#0 from the #un/hill. 7 9or# of 4osts, ha))0 is the man who trusts in 0ou. 31 "n# Jose)h )asse# throu/hout the lan# of $/0)t with .haraoh8s ser%ants an# offi1ers, an# the0 showe# him the whole lan# of $/0)t an# all the kin/8s treasures. 3B "n# Jose)h returne# an# 1ame on that #a0 'efore .haraoh, an# the kin/ /a%e to Jose)h a )ossession in the lan# of $/0)t, a )ossession of fiel#s an# %ine0ar#s, an# the kin/ /a%e to Jose)h three thousan# talents of sil%er an# one thousan# talents of /ol#, an# on0: stones an# '#ellium an# man0 /ifts. 33 "n# on the ne:t #a0 the kin/ 1omman#e# all the )eo)le of $/0)t to 'rin/ to Jose)h offerin/s an# /ifts, an# that he that %iolate# the 1omman# of the kin/ shoul# #ieA an# the0 ma#e a hi/h )la1e in the street of the 1it0, an# the0 s)rea# out /arments there, an# whoe%er 'rou/ht an0thin/ to Jose)h )ut it into the hi/h )la1e. 3C "n# all the )eo)le of $/0)t 1ast somethin/ into the hi/h )la1e, one man a /ol#en ear-rin/, an# the other rin/s an# ear-rin/s, an# #ifferent %essels of /ol# an# sil%er work, an# on0: stones an# '#ellium #i# he 1ast u)on the hi/h )la1eA e%er0 one /a%e somethin/ of what he )ossesse#. 3D "n# Jose)h took all these an# )la1e# them in his treasuries, an# all the offi1ers an# no'les 'elon/in/ to the kin/ e:alte# Jose)h, an# the0 /a%e him man0 /ifts, seein/ that the kin/ ha# 1hosen him to 'e his se1on#. 3E "n# the kin/ sent to .oti)hera, the son of "hiram )riest of 7n, an# he took his 0oun/ #au/hter 7snath an# /a%e her to Jose)h for a wife. 3F "n# the #amsel was %er0 'eautiful, a %ir/in, one whom man ha# not known, an# Jose)h took her for a wifeA an# the kin/ sai# to Jose)h, I am .haraoh, an# 'esi#e 0ou none shall #are to lift u) his han# or his foot to re/ulate m0 )eo)le throu/hout the lan# of $/0)t. 38 "n# Jose)h was thirt0 0ears ol# when he stoo# 'efore .haraoh, an# Jose)h went out from 'efore the kin/, an# he 'e1ame the kin/8s se1on# in $/0)t. 3G "n# the kin/ /a%e Jose)h a hun#re# ser%ants to atten# him in his house, an# Jose)h also sent an# )ur1hase# man0 ser%ants an# the0 remaine# in the house of Jose)h. C0 Jose)h then 'uilt for himself a %er0 ma/nifi1ent house like that of the houses of kin/s, 'efore the 1ourt of the kin/8s )ala1e, an# he ma#e in the house a lar/e tem)le, %er0 ele/ant in a))earan1e an# 1on%enient for his resi#en1eA three 0ears was Jose)h in ere1tin/ his house. C1 "n# Jose)h ma#e for himself a %er0 ele/ant throne of a'un#an1e of /ol# an# sil%er, an# he 1o%ere# it with on0: stones an# '#ellium, an# he ma#e u)on it the likeness of the whole lan# of $/0)t, an# the likeness of the ri%er of $/0)t that waters the whole lan# of $/0)tA an# Jose)h sat se1urel0 u)on his throne in his house an# the 9or# in1rease# Jose)h8s wis#om. CB "n# all the inha'itants of $/0)t an# .haraoh8s ser%ants an# his )rin1es lo%e# Jose)h e:1ee#in/l0, for this thin/ was from the 9or# to Jose)h. C3 "n# Jose)h ha# an arm0 that ma#e war, /oin/ out in hosts an# troo)s to the num'er of fort0 thousan# si: hun#re# men, 1a)a'le of 'earin/ arms to assist the kin/ an# Jose)h a/ainst the
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enem0, 'esi#es the kin/8s offi1ers an# his ser%ants an# inha'itants of $/0)t without num'er. CC "n# Jose)h /a%e to his mi/ht0 men, an# to all his host, shiel#s an# >a%elins, an# 1a)s an# 1oats of mail an# stones for slin/in/.

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1 "t that time the 1hil#ren of arshish 1ame a/ainst the sons of Ishmael, an# ma#e war with them, an# the 1hil#ren of arshish s)oile# the Ishmaelites for a lon/ time. B "n# the 1hil#ren of Ishmael were small in num'er in those #a0s, an# the0 1oul# not )re%ail o%er the 1hil#ren of arshish, an# the0 were sorel0 o))resse#. 3 "n# the ol# men of the Ishmaelites sent a re1or# to the kin/ of $/0)t, sa0in/, Sen# I )ra0 0ou to 0our ser%ants offi1ers an# hosts to hel) us to fi/ht a/ainst the 1hil#ren of arshish, for we ha%e 'een 1onsumin/ awa0 for a lon/ time. C "n# .haraoh sent Jose)h with the mi/ht0 men an# host whi1h were with him, an# also his mi/ht0 men from the kin/8s house. D "n# the0 went to the lan# of 4a%ilah to the 1hil#ren of Ishmael, to assist them a/ainst the 1hil#ren of arshish, an# the 1hil#ren of Ishmael fou/ht with the 1hil#ren of arshish, an# Jose)h stru1k the arshishites an# he su'#ue# all their lan#, an# the 1hil#ren of Ishmael #well in there to this #a0. E "n# when the lan# of arshish was su'#ue#, all the arshishites ran awa0, an# 1ame on the 'or#er of their 'rothers the 1hil#ren of Ja%an, an# Jose)h with all his mi/ht0 men an# host returne# to $/0)t, not one man of them missin/. F "n# at the re%olution of the 0ear, in the se1on# 0ear of Jose)h8s rei/nin/ o%er $/0)t, the 9or# /a%e /reat )lent0 throu/hout the lan# for se%en 0ears as Jose)h ha# s)oken, for the 9or# 'lesse# all the )ro#u1e of the earth in those #a0s for se%en 0ears, an# the0 ate an# were /reatl0 satisfie#. 8 "n# Jose)h at that time ha# offi1ers un#er him, an# the0 1olle1te# all the foo# of the /oo# 0ears, an# hea)e# 1orn 0ear '0 0ear, an# the0 )la1e# it in the treasuries of Jose)h. G "n# at an0 time when the0 /athere# the foo# Jose)h 1omman#e# that the0 shoul# 'rin/ the 1orn in the ears, an# also 'rin/ with it some of the soil of the fiel#, that it shoul# not s)oil. 10 "n# Jose)h #i# a11or#in/ to this 0ear '0 0ear, an# he hea)e# u) 1orn like the san# of the sea for a'un#an1e, for his stores were immense an# 1oul# not 'e num'ere# for a'un#an1e. 11 "n# also all the inha'itants of $/0)t /athere# all sorts of foo# in their stores in /reat a'un#an1e #urin/ the se%en /oo# 0ears, 'ut the0 #i# not #o to it as Jose)h #i#. 1B "n# all the foo# whi1h Jose)h an# the $/0)tians ha# /athere# #urin/ the se%en 0ears of )lent0, was se1ure# for the lan# in stores for the se%en 0ears of famine, for the su))ort of the whole lan#. 13 "n# the inha'itants of $/0)t fille# ea1h man his store an# his 1on1eale# )la1e with 1orn, to 'e for su))ort #urin/ the famine. 1C "n# Jose)h )la1e# all the foo# that he ha# /athere# in all the 1ities of $/0)t, an# he 1lose# all the stores an# )la1e# sentinels o%er them. 1D "n# Jose)h8s wife 7snath the #au/hter of .oti)hera 'ore him two sons, ,anasseh an# $)hraim, an# Jose)h was thirt0-four 0ears ol# when he fathere# them. 1E "n# the la#s /rew u) an# the0 went in his wa0s an# in his instru1tions, the0 #i# not #e%iate from the wa0 whi1h their father tau/ht them, either to the ri/ht or left. 1F "n# the 9or# was with the la#s, an# the0 /rew u) an# ha# un#erstan#in/ an# skill in all wis#om an# in all the affairs of /o%ernment, an# all the kin/8s offi1ers an# his /reat men of the
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inha'itants of $/0)t e:alte# the la#s, an# the0 were 'rou/ht u) amon/ the kin/8s 1hil#ren. 18 "n# the se%en 0ears of )lent0 that were throu/hout the lan# were at an en#, an# the se%en 0ears of famine 1ame after them as Jose)h ha# s)oken, an# the famine was throu/hout the lan#. 1G "n# all the )eo)le of $/0)t saw that the famine ha# 1ommen1e# in the lan# of $/0)t, an# all the )eo)le of $/0)t o)ene# their stores of 1orn for the famine )re%aile# o%er them. B0 "n# the0 foun# all the foo# that was in their stores, full of %ermin an# not fit to eat, an# the famine )re%aile# throu/hout the lan#, an# all the inha'itants of $/0)t 1ame an# 1rie# 'efore .haraoh, for the famine was hea%0 u)on them. B1 "n# the0 sai# to .haraoh, -i%e foo# to 0our ser%ants, an# for what reason shall we #ie throu/h hun/er 'efore 0our e0es, e%en we an# our little ones? BB "n# .haraoh answere# them, sa0in/, "n# for what reason #o 0ou 1r0 to me? #i# not Jose)h 1omman# that the 1orn shoul# 'e lai# u) #urin/ the se%en 0ears of )lent0 for the 0ears of famine? an# for what reason #i# 0ou not listen to his %oi1e? B3 "n# the )eo)le of $/0)t answere# the kin/, sa0in/, "s 0our soul li%es, our lor#, 0our ser%ants ha%e #one all that Jose)h or#ere#, for 0our ser%ants also /athere# in all the )ro#u1e of their fiel#s #urin/ the se%en 0ears of )lent0 an# lai# it in the stores to this #a0. BC "n# when the famine )re%aile# o%er 0our ser%ants we o)ene# our stores, an# all our )ro#u1e was fille# with %ermin an# was not fit for foo#. BD "n# when the kin/ hear# all that ha# ha))ene# to the inha'itants of $/0)t, the kin/ was /reatl0 afrai# 'e1ause of the famine, an# he was mu1h terrifie#A an# the kin/ answere# the )eo)le of $/0)t, sa0in/, Sin1e all this has ha))ene# to 0ou, /o to Jose)h, #o whate%er he shall sa0 to 0ou, #o not trans/ress his 1omman#s. BE "n# all the )eo)le of $/0)t went out an# 1ame to Jose)h, an# sai# to him, -i%e to us foo#, an# for what reason shall we #ie 'efore 0ou throu/h hun/er? for we /athere# in our )ro#u1e #urin/ the se%en 0ears as 0ou 1omman#e#, an# we )ut it in store, an# in this manner has it ha))ene# to us. BF "n# when Jose)h hear# all the wor#s of the )eo)le of $/0)t an# what ha# ha))ene# to them, Jose)h o)ene# all his stores of the )ro#u1e an# he sol# it to the )eo)le of $/0)t. B8 "n# the famine )re%aile# throu/hout the lan#, an# the famine was in all 1ountries, 'ut in the lan# of $/0)t there was )ro#u1e for sale. BG "n# all the inha'itants of $/0)t 1ame to Jose)h to 'u0 1orn, for the famine )re%aile# o%er them, an# all their 1orn was s)oile#, an# Jose)h #ail0 sol# it to all the )eo)le of $/0)t. 30 "n# all the inha'itants of the lan# of !anaan an# the .hilistines, an# those 'e0on# the Jor#an, an# the 1hil#ren of the east an# all the 1ities of the lan#s far an# near hear# that there was 1orn in $/0)t, an# the0 all 1ame to $/0)t to 'u0 1orn, for the famine )re%aile# o%er them. 31 "n# Jose)h o)ene# the stores of 1orn an# )la1e# offi1ers o%er them, an# the0 #ail0 stoo# an# sol# to all that 1ame. 3B "n# Jose)h knew that his 'rothers also woul# 1ome to $/0)t to 'u0 1orn, for the famine )re%aile# throu/hout the earth. "n# Jose)h 1omman#e# all his )eo)le that the0 shoul# 1ause it to 'e )ro1laime# throu/hout the lan# of $/0)t, sa0in/, 33 It is the )leasure of the kin/, of his se1on# an# of their /reat men, that an0 )erson who wishes to 'u0 1orn in $/0)t shall not sen# his ser%ants to $/0)t to )ur1hase, 'ut his sons, an# also an0 $/0)tian or !anaanite, who shall 1ome from an0 of the stores from 'u0in/ 1orn in $/0)t, an# shall /o an# sell it throu/hout the lan#, he shall #ie, for no one shall 'u0 'ut for the su))ort of his househol#. 3C "n# an0 man lea#in/ two or three 'easts shall #ie, for a man shall onl0 lea# his own 'east.
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3D "n# Jose)h )la1e# sentinels at the /ates of $/0)t, an# 1omman#e# them, sa0in/, "n0 )erson who ma0 1ome to 'u0 1orn, #o not suffer him to enter until his name, an# the name of his father, an# the name of his father8s father 'e written #own, an# whate%er is written '0 #a0, sen# their names to me in the e%enin/ that I ma0 know their names. 3E "n# Jose)h )la1e# offi1ers throu/hout the lan# of $/0)t, an# he 1omman#e# them to #o all these thin/s. 3F "n# Jose)h #i# all these thin/s, an# ma#e these statutes, in or#er that he mi/ht know when his 'rothers shoul# 1ome to $/0)t to 'u0 1ornA an# Jose)h8s )eo)le 1ause# it #ail0 to 'e )ro1laime# in $/0)t a11or#in/ to these wor#s an# statutes whi1h Jose)h ha# 1omman#e#. 38 "n# all the inha'itants of the east an# west 1ountr0, an# of all the earth, hear# of the statutes an# re/ulations whi1h Jose)h ha# ena1te# in $/0)t, an# the inha'itants of the e:treme )arts of the earth 1ame an# the0 'ou/ht 1orn in $/0)t #a0 after #a0, an# then went awa0. 3G "n# all the offi1ers of $/0)t #i# as Jose)h ha# 1omman#e#, an# all that 1ame to $/0)t to 'u0 1orn, the /ate kee)ers woul# write their names, an# their fathers8 names, an# #ail0 'rin/ them in the e%enin/ 'efore Jose)h.

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1 "n# Ja1o' afterwar# hear# that there was 1orn in $/0)t, an# he 1alle# to his sons to /o to $/0)t to 'u0 1orn, for u)on them also #i# the famine )re%ail, an# he 1alle# to his sons, sa0in/, B I hear that there is 1orn in $/0)t, an# all the )eo)le of the earth /o there to )ur1hase, now therefore wh0 will 0ou show 0oursel%es satisfie# 'efore the whole earth? /o 0ou also #own to $/0)t an# 'u0 us a little 1orn amon/ those that 1ome there, that we ma0 not #ie. 3 "n# the sons of Ja1o' listene# to the %oi1e of their father, an# the0 rose u) to /o #own to $/0)t in or#er to 'u0 1orn amon/ the rest that 1ame there. C "n# Ja1o' their father 1omman#e# them, sa0in/, 3hen 0ou 1ome into the 1it0 #o not enter to/ether in one /ate, 'e1ause of the inha'itants of the lan#. D "n# the sons of Ja1o' went out an# the0 went to $/0)t, an# the sons of Ja1o' #i# all as their father ha# 1omman#e# them, an# Ja1o' #i# not sen# Ben>amin, for he sai#, &or fear that an a11i#ent mi/ht ha))en to him on the roa# like his 'rotherA an# ten of Ja1o'8s sons went out. E "n# while the sons of Ja1o' were /oin/ on the roa#, the0 re)ente# of what the0 ha# #one to Jose)h, an# the0 s)oke to ea1h other, sa0in/, 3e know that our 'rother Jose)h went #own to $/0)t, an# now we will seek him where we /o, an# if we fin# him we will take him from his master for a ransom, an# if not, '0 for1e, an# we will #ie for him. F "n# the sons of Ja1o' a/ree# to this thin/ an# stren/thene# themsel%es 'e1ause of Jose)h, to #eli%er him from the han# of his master, an# the sons of Ja1o' went to $/0)tA an# when the0 1ame near to $/0)t the0 se)arate# from ea1h other, an# the0 1ame throu/h ten /ates of $/0)t, an# the /ate kee)ers wrote their names on that #a0, an# 'rou/ht them to Jose)h in the e%enin/. 8 "n# Jose)h rea# the names from the han# of the /ate-kee)ers of the 1it0, an# he foun# that his 'rothers ha# entere# at the ten /ates of the 1it0, an# Jose)h at that time 1omman#e# that it shoul# 'e )ro1laime# throu/hout the lan# of $/0)t, sa0in/, G -o out all 0ou store /uar#s, 1lose all the 1orn stores an# let onl0 one remain o)en, that those who 1ome ma0 )ur1hase from it. 10 "n# all the offi1ers of Jose)h #i# so at that time, an# the0 1lose# all the stores an# left onl0 one o)en. 11 "n# Jose)h /a%e the written names of his 'rothers to him that was set o%er the o)en store,
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an# he sai# to him, 3hosoe%er shall 1ome to 0ou to 'u0 1orn, ask his name, an# when men of these names shall 1ome 'efore 0ou, sei=e them an# sen# them, an# the0 #i# so. 1B "n# when the sons of Ja1o' 1ame into the 1it0, the0 >oine# to/ether in the 1it0 to seek Jose)h 'efore the0 'ou/ht themsel%es 1orn. 13 "n# the0 went to the walls of the harlots, an# the0 sou/ht Jose)h in the walls of the harlots for three #a0s, for the0 thou/ht that Jose)h woul# 1ome in the walls of the harlots, for Jose)h was %er0 'eautiful an# well fa%ore#, an# the sons of Ja1o' sou/ht Jose)h for three #a0s, an# the0 1oul# not fin# him. 1C "n# the man who was set o%er the o)en store sou/ht for those names whi1h Jose)h ha# /i%en him, an# he #i# not fin# them. 1D "n# he sent to Jose)h, sa0in/, hese three #a0s ha%e )asse#, an# those men whose names 0ou /a%e to me ha%e not 1omeA an# Jose)h sent ser%ants to seek the men in all $/0)t, an# to 'rin/ them 'efore Jose)h. 1E "n# Jose)h8s ser%ants went an# 1ame into $/0)t an# 1oul# not fin# them, an# went to -oshen an# the0 were not there, an# then went to the 1it0 of +ameses an# 1oul# not fin# them. 1F "n# Jose)h 1ontinue# to sen# si:teen ser%ants to seek his 'rothers, an# the0 went an# s)rea# themsel%es in the four 1orners of the 1it0, an# four of the ser%ants went into the house of the harlots, an# the0 foun# the ten men there seekin/ their 'rother. 18 "n# those four men took them an# 'rou/ht them 'efore him, an# the0 'owe# #own to him to the /roun#, an# Jose)h was sittin/ u)on his throne in his tem)le, 1lothe# with )rin1el0 /arments, an# u)on his hea# was a lar/e 1rown of /ol#, an# all the mi/ht0 men were sittin/ aroun# him. 1G "n# the sons of Ja1o' saw Jose)h, an# his fi/ure an# 1omeliness an# #i/nit0 of 1ountenan1e seeme# won#erful in their e0es, an# the0 a/ain 'owe# #own to him to the /roun#. B0 "n# Jose)h saw his 'rothers, an# he knew them, 'ut the0 #i# not know him, for Jose)h was %er0 /reat in their e0es, therefore the0 #i# not know him. B1 "n# Jose)h s)oke to them, sa0in/, &rom what )la1e #o 0ou 1ome? an# the0 all answere# an# sai#, 5our ser%ants ha%e 1ome from the lan# of !anaan to 'u0 1orn, for the famine )re%ails throu/hout the earth, an# 0our ser%ants hear# that there was 1orn in $/0)t, so the0 ha%e 1ome amon/ the other 1omers to 'u0 1orn for their su))ort. BB "n# Jose)h answere# them, sa0in/, If 0ou ha%e 1ome to )ur1hase as 0ou sa0, wh0 #o 0ou 1ome throu/h ten /ates of the 1it0? it 1an onl0 'e that 0ou ha%e 1ome to s)0 throu/h the lan#. B3 "n# the0 all to/ether answere# Jose)h, an# sai#, 6ot so m0 lor#, we are ri/ht, 0our ser%ants are not s)ies, 'ut we ha%e 1ome to 'u0 1orn, for 0our ser%ants are all 'rothers, the sons of one man in the lan# of !anaan, an# our father 1omman#e# us, sa0in/, 3hen 0ou 1ome to the 1it0 #o not enter to/ether at one /ate 'e1ause of the inha'itants of the lan#. BC "n# Jose)h a/ain answere# them an# sai#, hat is the thin/ whi1h I s)oke to 0ou, 0ou ha%e 1ome to s)0 throu/h the lan#, therefore 0ou all 1ame throu/h ten /ates of the 1it0A 0ou ha%e 1ome to see the nake#ness of the lan#. BD Surel0 e%er0 one that 1omes to 'u0 1orn /oes his wa0, an# 0ou are alrea#0 three #a0s in the lan#, an# what #o 0ou #o in the walls of harlots in whi1h 0ou ha%e 'een for these three #a0s? surel0 s)ies #o like to these thin/s. BE "n# the0 sai# to Jose)h, &ar 'e it from our lor# to s)eak like this, for we are twel%e 'rothers, the sons of our father Ja1o', in the lan# of !anaan, the son of Isaa1, the son of "'raham, the 4e'rew, an# the 0oun/est is with our father this #a0 in the lan# of !anaan, an# one is not, for he was lost from us, an# we thou/ht )erha)s he mi/ht 'e in this lan#, so we are seekin/ him throu/hout the lan#, an# ha%e 1ome e%en to the houses of harlots to seek him there.
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BF "n# Jose)h sai# to them, "n# ha%e 0ou then sou/ht him throu/hout the earth, that there onl0 remaine# $/0)t for 0ou to seek him in? "n# what also shoul# 0our 'rother #o in the houses of harlots, althou/h he were in $/0)t? ha%e 0ou not sai#, hat 0ou are from the sons of Isaa1, the son of "'raham, an# what shall the sons of Ja1o' #o then in the houses of harlots? B8 "n# the0 sai# to him, Be1ause we hear# that Ishmaelites stole him from us, an# it was tol# to us that the0 sol# him in $/0)t, an# 0our ser%ant, our 'rother, is %er0 'eautiful an# well fa%ore#, so we thou/ht he woul# surel0 'e in the houses of harlots, therefore 0our ser%ants went there to seek him an# /i%e ransom for him. BG "n# Jose)h still answere# them, sa0in/, Surel0 0ou s)eak falsel0 an# utter lies, to sa0 of 0oursel%es that 0ou are the sons of "'rahamA as .haraoh li%es 0ou are s)ies, therefore ha%e 0ou 1ome to the houses of harlots that 0ou shoul# not 'e known. 30 "n# Jose)h sai# to them, "n# now if 0ou fin# him, an# his master re@uires of 0ou a /reat )ri1e, will 0ou /i%e it for him? an# the0 sai#, It shall 'e /i%en. 31 "n# he sai# to them, "n# if his master will not 1onsent to )art with him for a /reat )ri1e, what will 0ou #o to him on his a11ount? an# the0 answere# him, sa0in/, If he will not /i%e him to us we will sla0 him, an# take our 'rother an# /o awa0. 3B "n# Jose)h sai# to them, hat is the thin/ whi1h I ha%e s)oken to 0ouA 0ou are s)ies, for 0ou are 1ome to sla0 the inha'itants of the lan#, for we hear# that two of 0our 'rothers stru1k all the inha'itants of She1hem, in the lan# of !anaan, 'e1ause of 0our sister, an# 0ou now 1ome to #o the like in $/0)t 'e1ause of 0our 'rother. 33 7nl0 here'0 shall I know that 0ou are true menA if 0ou will sen# home one from amon/ 0ou to fet1h 0our 0oun/est 'rother from 0our father, an# to 'rin/ him here to me, an# '0 #oin/ this thin/ I will know that 0ou are ri/ht. 3C "n# Jose)h 1alle# to se%ent0 of his mi/ht0 men, an# he sai# to them, ake these men an# 'rin/ them into the war#. 3D "n# the mi/ht0 men took the ten men, the0 lai# hol# of them an# )ut them into the war#, an# the0 were in the war# three #a0s. 3E "n# on the thir# #a0 Jose)h ha# them 'rou/ht out of the war#, an# he sai# to them, 2o this for 0oursel%es if 0ou 'e true men, so that 0ou ma0 li%e, one of 0our 'rothers shall 'e 1onfine# in the war# while 0ou /o an# take home the 1orn for 0our househol# to the lan# of !anaan, an# fet1h 0our 0oun/est 'rother, an# 'rin/ him here to me, that I ma0 know that 0ou are true men when 0ou #o this thin/. 3F "n# Jose)h went out from them an# 1ame into the 1ham'er, an# we)t a /reat wee)in/, for his )it0 was e:1ite# for them, an# he washe# his fa1e, an# returne# to them a/ain, an# he took Simeon from them an# or#ere# him to 'e 'oun#, 'ut Simeon was not willin/ to 'e #one so, for he was a %er0 )owerful man an# the0 1oul# not 'in# him. 38 "n# Jose)h 1alle# to his mi/ht0 men an# se%ent0 %aliant men 1ame 'efore him with #rawn swor#s in their han#s, an# the sons of Ja1o' were terrifie# at them. 3G "n# Jose)h sai# to them, Sei=e this man an# 1onfine him in )rison until his 'rothers 1ome to him, an# Jose)h8s %aliant men hurrie# an# the0 all lai# hol# of Simeon to 'in# him, an# Simeon /a%e a lou# an# terri'le shriek an# the 1r0 was hear# at a #istan1e. C0 "n# all the %aliant men of Jose)h were terrifie# at the soun# of the shriek, that the0 fell u)on their fa1es, an# the0 were /reatl0 afrai# an# fle#. C1 "n# all the men that were with Jose)h fle#, for the0 were /reatl0 afrai# of their li%es, an# onl0 Jose)h an# ,anasseh his son remaine# there, an# ,anassah the son of Jose)h saw the stren/th of Simeon, an# he was e:1ee#in/l0 an/r0.
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CB "n# ,anassah the son of Jose)h rose u) to Simeon, an# ,anassah stru1k Simeon a hea%0 'low with his fist a/ainst the 'a1k of his ne1k, an# Simeon was stille# of his ra/e. C3 "n# ,anassah lai# hol# of Simeon an# he sei=e# him %iolentl0 an# he 'oun# him an# 'rou/ht him into the house of 1onfinement, an# all the sons of Ja1o' were astonishe# at the a1t of the 0outh. CC "n# Simeon sai# to his 'rothers, 6one of 0ou must sa0 that this is the strikin/ of an $/0)tian, 'ut it is the strikin/ of the house of m0 father. CD "n# after this Jose)h or#ere# him to 'e 1alle# who was set o%er the storehouse, to fill their sa1ks with 1orn as mu1h as the0 1oul# 1arr0, an# to restore e%er0 man8s mone0 into his sa1k, an# to /i%e them )ro%ision for the roa#, an# in this manner he #i# to them. CE "n# Jose)h 1omman#e# them, sa0in/, Be min#ful for fear that 0ou trans/ress m0 or#ers to 'rin/ 0our 'rother as I ha%e tol# 0ou, an# it shall 'e when 0ou 'rin/ 0our 'rother here to me, then will I know that 0ou are true men, an# 0ou shall traffi1 in the lan#, an# I will restore to 0ou 0our 'rother, an# 0ou shall return in )ea1e to 0our father. CF "n# the0 all answere# an# sai#, "11or#in/ as our lor# s)eaks so will we #o, an# the0 'owe# #own to him to the /roun#. C8 "n# e%er0 man lifte# his 1orn u)on his ass, an# the0 went out to /o to the lan# of !anaan to their fatherA an# the0 1ame to the inn an# 9e%i s)rea# his sa1k to /i%e )ro%en#er to his ass, when he saw an# his mone0 in full wei/ht was still in his sa1k. CG "n# the man was /reatl0 afrai#, an# he sai# to his 'rothers, ,0 mone0 is restore#, an# lo, it is e%en in m0 sa1k, an# the men were /reatl0 afrai#, an# the0 sai#, 3hat is this that -o# has #one to us? D0 "n# the0 all sai#, "n# where is the 9or#8s kin#ness with our fathers, with "'raham, Isaa1, en# Ja1o', that the 9or# has this #a0 #eli%ere# us into the han#s of the kin/ of $/0)t to 1ontri%e a/ainst us? D1 "n# Ju#ah sai# to them, Surel0 we are /uilt0 sinners 'efore the 9or# our -o# in ha%in/ sol# our 'rother, our own flesh, an# for what reason #o 0ou sa0, 3here is the 9or#8s kin#ness with our fathers? DB "n# +eu'en sai# to them, I #i# not sa0 to 0ou, #o not sin a/ainst the la#, an# 0ou woul# not listen to me? now -o# re@uires him from us, an# how #are 0ou sa0, 3here is the 9or#8s kin#ness with our fathers, while 0ou ha%e sinne# to the 9or#? D3 "n# the0 tarrie# o%er ni/ht in that )la1e, an# the0 rose u) earl0 in the mornin/ an# la#e# their asses with their 1orn, an# the0 le# them an# went on an# 1ame to their father8s house in the lan# of !anaan. DC "n# Ja1o' an# his househol# went out to meet his sons, an# Ja1o' saw an# their 'rother Simeon was not with them, an# Ja1o' sai# to his sons, 3here is 0our 'rother Simeon, whom I #o not see? an# his sons tol# him all that ha# ha))ene# to them in $/0)t.

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1 "n# the0 entere# their house, an# e%er0 man o)ene# his sa1k an# the0 saw an# e%er0 man8s 'un#le of mone0 was there, at whi1h the0 an# their father were /reatl0 terrifie#. B "n# Ja1o' sai# to them, 3hat is this that 0ou ha%e #one to me? I sent 0our 'rother Jose)h to in@uire after 0our welfare an# 0ou sai# to me. " wil# 'east #i# #e%our him. 3 "n# Simeon went with 0ou to 'u0 foo# an# 0ou sa0 the kin/ of $/0)t has 1onfine# him in )rison, an# 0ou wish to take Ben>amin to 1ause his #eath also, an# 'rin/ #own m0 /re0 hairs
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with sorrow to the /ra%e 'e1ause of Ben>amin an# his 'rother Jose)h. C 6ow therefore m0 son shall not /o #own with 0ou, for his 'rother is #ea# an# he is left alone, an# mis1hief ma0 ha))en to him '0 the wa0 in whi1h 0ou /o, as it ha))ene# to his 'rother. D "n# +eu'en sai# to his father, 0ou will sla0 m0 two sons if I #o not 'rin/ 0our son an# )la1e him 'efore 0ouA an# Ja1o' sai# to his sons, "'i#e here an# #o not /o #own to $/0)t, for m0 son shall not /o #own with 0ou to $/0)t, nor #ie like his 'rother. E "n# Ju#ah sai# to them, refrain from him until the 1orn is finishe#, an# he will then sa0, ake #own 0our 'rother, when he will fin# his own life an# the life of his househol# in #an/er from the famine. F "n# in those #a0s the famine was sore throu/hout the lan#, an# all the )eo)le of the earth went an# 1ame to $/0)t to 'u0 foo#, for the famine )re%aile# /reatl0 amon/ them, an# the sons of Ja1o' remaine# in !anaan a 0ear an# two months until their 1orn was finishe#. 8 "n# it 1ame to )ass after their 1orn was finishe#, the whole househol# of Ja1o' was )in1he# with hun/er, an# all the infants of the sons of Ja1o' 1ame to/ether an# the0 a))roa1he# Ja1o', an# the0 all surroun#e# him, an# the0 sai# to him, -i%e to us 'rea#, an# for what reason shall we all )erish throu/h hun/er in 0our )resen1e? G Ja1o' hear# the wor#s of his son8s 1hil#ren, an# he we)t a /reat wee)in/, an# his )it0 was rouse# for them, an# Ja1o' 1alle# to his sons an# the0 all 1ame an# sat 'efore him. 10 "n# Ja1o' sai# to them, "n# ha%e 0ou not seen how 0our 1hil#ren ha%e 'een wee)in/ o%er me this #a0, sa0in/, -i%e to us 'rea#, an# there is none? now therefore return an# 'u0 for us a little foo#. 11 "n# Ju#ah answere# an# sai# to his father, If 0ou will sen# our 'rother with us we will /o #own an# 'u0 1orn for 0ou, an# if 0ou will not sen# him then we will not /o #own, for surel0 the kin/ of $/0)t )arti1ularl0 en>oine# us, sa0in/, 5ou shall not see m0 fa1e unless 0our 'rother 'e with 0ou, for the kin/ of $/0)t is a stron/ an# mi/ht0 kin/, an# if we shall /o to him without our 'rother we shall all 'e )ut to #eath. 1B 2o 0ou not know an# ha%e 0ou not hear# that this kin/ is %er0 )owerful an# wise, an# there is not like that of him in all the earth? 3e ha%e seen all the kin/s of the earth an# we ha%e not seen one like that kin/, the kin/ of $/0)tA surel0 amon/ all the kin/s of the earth there is none /reater than "'imele1h kin/ of the .hilistines, 0et the kin/ of $/0)t is /reater an# mi/htier than he, an# "'imele1h 1an onl0 'e 1om)are# to one of his offi1ers. 13 &ather, 0ou ha%e not seen his )ala1e an# his throne, an# all his ser%ants stan#in/ 'efore himA 0ou ha%e not seen that kin/ u)on his throne in his )om) an# ro0al a))earan1e, #resse# in his kin/l0 ro'es with a lar/e /ol#en 1rown u)on his hea#A 0ou ha%e not seen the honor an# /lor0 whi1h -o# has /i%en to him, for there is not like that of him in all the earth. 1C &ather, 0ou ha%e not seen the wis#om, the un#erstan#in/ an# the knowle#/e whi1h -o# has /i%en in his heart, nor hear# his sweet %oi1e when he s)oke to us. 1D 3e #o not know, father, who ma#e him a1@uainte# with our names an# all that ha))ene# to us, 0et he aske# also after 0ou, sa0in/, Is 0our father still li%in/, an# is it well with him? 1E 0ou ha%e not seen the affairs of the /o%ernment of $/0)t re/ulate# '0 him, without in@uirin/ of .haraoh his lor#A 0ou ha%e not seen the awe an# fear whi1h he im)resse# u)on all the $/0)tians. 1F "n# also when we went from him, we threatene# to #o to $/0)t like that of the rest of the 1ities of the "morites, an# we were e:1ee#in/l0 an/r0 a/ainst all his wor#s whi1h he s)oke 1on1ernin/ us as s)ies, an# now when we shall a/ain 1ome 'efore him his terror will fall u)on us all, an# not one of us will 'e a'le to s)eak to him either a little or a /reat thin/.
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18 6ow therefore father, sen# we )ra0 0ou the la# with us, an# we will /o #own an# 'u0 0ou foo# for our su))ort, an# not #ie throu/h hun/er. "n# Ja1o' sai#, 3h0 ha%e 0ou #ealt so ill with me to tell the kin/ 0ou ha# a 'rother? what is this thin/ that 0ou ha%e #one to me? 1G "n# Ju#ah sai# to Ja1o' his father, -i%e the la# into m0 1are an# we will rise u) an# /o #own to $/0)t an# 'u0 1orn, an# then return, an# it shall 'e when we return if the la# is not with us, then let me 'ear 0our 'lame fore%er. B0 ha%e 0ou seen all our infants wee)in/ o%er 0ou throu/h hun/er an# there is no )ower in 0our han# to satisf0 them? now let 0our )it0 'e rouse# for them an# sen# our 'rother with us an# we will /o. B1 &or how will the 9or#8s kin#ness to our an1estors 'e manifeste# to 0ou when 0ou sa0 that the kin/ of $/0)t will take awa0 0our son? as the 9or# li%es I will not lea%e him until I 'rin/ him an# )la1e him 'efore 0ouA 'ut )ra0 for us to the 9or#, that he ma0 #eal kin#l0 with us, to 1ause us to 'e re1ei%e# fa%ora'l0 an# kin#l0 'efore the kin/ of $/0)t an# his men, for ha# we not #ela0e# surel0 now we ha# returne# a se1on# time with 0our son. BB "n# Ja1o' sai# to his sons, I trust in the 9or# -o# that he ma0 #eli%er 0ou an# /i%e 0ou fa%or in the si/ht of the kin/ of $/0)t, an# in the si/ht of all his men. B3 6ow therefore rise u) an# /o to the man, an# take for him in 0our han#s a )resent from what 1an 'e o'taine# in the lan# an# 'rin/ it 'efore him, an# ma0 the "lmi/ht0 -o# /i%e 0ou mer10 'efore him that he ma0 sen# Ben>amin an# Simeon 0our 'rothers with 0ou. BC "n# all the men rose u), an# the0 took their 'rother Ben>amin, an# the0 took in their han#s a lar/e )resent of the 'est of the lan#, an# the0 also took a #ou'le )ortion of sil%er. BD "n# Ja1o' stri1tl0 1omman#e# his sons 1on1ernin/ Ben>amin, Sa0in/, Be min#ful of him in the wa0 in whi1h 0ou are /oin/, an# #o not se)arate 0oursel%es from him in the roa#, neither in $/0)t. BE "n# Ja1o' rose u) from his sons an# s)rea# out his han#s an# he )ra0e# to the 9or# 'e1ause of his sons, sa0in/, 7 9or# -o# of hea%en an# earth, remem'er 0our 1o%enant with our father "'raham, remem'er it with m0 father Isaa1 an# #eal kin#l0 with m0 sons an# #o not #eli%er them into the han#s of the kin/ of $/0)tA #o it I )ra0 0ou 7 -o# for the sake of 0our mer1ies an# re#eem all m0 1hil#ren an# res1ue them from $/0)tian )ower, an# sen# them their two 'rothers. BF "n# all the wi%es of the sons of Ja1o' an# their 1hil#ren lifte# u) their e0es to hea%en an# the0 all we)t 'efore the 9or#, an# 1rie# to him to #eli%er their fathers from the han# of the kin/ of $/0)t. B8 "n# Ja1o' wrote a re1or# to the kin/ of $/0)t an# /a%e it into the han# of Ju#ah an# into the han#s of his sons for the kin/ of $/0)t, sa0in/, BG &rom 0our ser%ant Ja1o', son of Isaa1, son of "'raham the 4e'rew, the )rin1e of -o#, to the )owerful an# wise kin/, the re%ealer of se1rets, kin/ of $/0)t, /reetin/. 30 Be it known to m0 lor# the kin/ of $/0)t, the famine was sore u)on us in the lan# of !anaan, an# I sent m0 sons to 0ou to 'u0 us a little foo# from 0ou for our su))ort. 31 &or m0 sons surroun#e# me an# I 'ein/ %er0 ol# 1annot see with m0 e0es, for m0 e0es ha%e 'e1ome %er0 hea%0 throu/h a/e, as well as with #ail0 wee)in/ for m0 son, for Jose)h who was lost from 'efore me, an# I 1omman#e# m0 sons that the0 shoul# not enter the /ates of the 1it0 when the0 1ame to $/0)t, 'e1ause of the inha'itants of the lan#. 3B "n# I also 1omman#e# them to /o a'out $/0)t to seek for m0 son Jose)h, )erha)s the0 mi/ht fin# him there, an# the0 #i# so, an# 0ou 1onsi#ere# them as s)ies of the lan#. 33 4a%e we not hear# 1on1ernin/ 0ou that 0ou inter)rete# .haraoh8s #ream an# s)oke trul0 to him? how then #o 0ou not know in 0our wis#om whether m0 sons are s)ies or not?
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3C 6ow therefore, m0 lor# an# kin/, I ha%e sent m0 son 'efore 0ou, as 0ou s)oke to m0 sonsA I 'e/ 0ou to )ut 0our e0es u)on him until he is returne# to me in )ea1e with his 'rothers. 3D &or #o 0ou not know, or ha%e 0ou not hear# that whi1h our -o# #i# to .haraoh when he took m0 mother Sarah, an# what he #i# to "'imele1h kin/ of the .hilistines 'e1ause of her, an# also what our father "'raham #i# to the nine kin/s of $lam, how he stru1k them all with a few men that were with him? 3E "n# also what m0 two sons Simeon an# 9e%i #i# to the ei/ht 1ities of the "morites, how the0 #estro0e# them 'e1ause of their sister 2inah? 3F "n# also 'e1ause of their 'rother Ben>amin the0 1onsole# themsel%es for the loss of his 'rother Jose)hA what will the0 then #o for him when the0 see the han# of an0 )eo)le )re%ailin/ o%er them, for his sake? 38 2o 0ou not know, 7 kin/ of $/0)t, that the )ower of -o# is with us, an# that also -o# e%er hears our )ra0ers an# a'an#ons us not all the #a0s? 3G "n# when m0 sons tol# me of 0our #ealin/s with them, I #i# not 1all to the 9or# 'e1ause of 0ou, for then 0ou woul# ha%e )erishe# with 0our men 'efore m0 son Ben>amin 1ame 'efore 0ou, 'ut I thou/ht that as Simeon m0 son was in 0our house, )erha)s 0ou mi/ht #eal kin#l0 with him, therefore I #i# not this thin/ to 0ou. C0 6ow therefore Ben>amin m0 son 1omes to 0ou with m0 sons, 'e min#ful of him an# )ut 0our e0es u)on him, an# then will -o# )la1e his e0es o%er 0ou an# throu/hout 0our kin/#om. C1 6ow I ha%e tol# 0ou all that is in m0 heart, an# m0 sons are 1omin/ to 0ou with their 'rother, e:amine the fa1e of the whole earth for their sake an# sen# them 'a1k in )ea1e with their 'rothers. CB "n# Ja1o' /a%e the re1or# to his sons into the 1are of Ju#ah to /i%e it to the kin/ of $/0)t.

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1 "n# the sons of Ja1o' rose u) an# took Ben>amin an# the whole of the )resents, an# the0 went an# 1ame to $/0)t an# the0 stoo# 'efore Jose)h. B "n# Jose)h looke# u)on his 'rother Ben>amin with them an# he salute# them, an# these men 1ame to Jose)h8s house. 3 "n# Jose)h 1omman#e# the su)erinten#ent of his house to /i%e to his 'rothers to eat, an# he #i# so to them. C "n# at noon time Jose)h sent for the men to 1ome 'efore him with Ben>amin, an# the men tol# the su)erinten#ent of Jose)h8s house 1on1ernin/ the sil%er that was returne# in their sa1ks, an# he sai# to them, It will 'e well with 0ou, #o not fear, an# he 'rou/ht their 'rother Simeon to them. D "n# Simeon sai# to his 'rothers, he lor# of the $/0)tians has a1te# %er0 kin#l0 to me, he #i# not kee) me 'oun#, as 0ou saw with 0our e0es, for when 0ou went out from the 1it0 he let me free an# #ealt kin#l0 with me in his house. E "n# Ju#ah took Ben>amin '0 the han#, an# the0 1ame 'efore Jose)h, an# the0 'owe# #own to him to the /roun#. F "n# the men /a%e the )resent to Jose)h an# the0 all sat 'efore him, an# Jose)h sai# to them, Is it well with 0ou, is it well with 0our 1hil#ren, is it well with 0our a/e# father? an# the0 sai#, It is well, an# Ju#ah took the re1or# whi1h Ja1o' ha# sent an# /a%e it into the han# of Jose)h. 8 "n# Jose)h rea# the letter an# knew his father8s writin/, an# he wishe# to wee) an# he went into an inner room an# he we)t a /reat wee)in/A an# he went out.
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G "n# he lifte# u) his e0es an# looke# u)on his 'rother Ben>amin, an# he sai#, Is this 0our 'rother of whom 0ou s)oke to me? "n# Ben>amin a))roa1he# Jose)h, an# Jose)h )la1e# his han# u)on his hea# an# he sai# to him, ,a0 -o# 'e /ra1ious to 0ou m0 son. 10 "n# when Jose)h saw his 'rother, the son of his mother, he a/ain wishe# to wee), an# he entere# the 1ham'er, an# he we)t there, an# he washe# his fa1e, an# went out an# refraine# from wee)in/, an# he sai#, .re)are foo#. 11 "n# Jose)h ha# a 1u) from whi1h he #rank, an# it was of sil%er 'eautifull0 inlai# with on0: stones an# '#ellium, an# Jose)h stru1k the 1u) in the si/ht of his 'rothers while the0 were sittin/ to eat with him. 1B "n# Jose)h sai# to the men, I know '0 this 1u) that +eu'en the first 'orn, Simeon an# 9e%i an# Ju#ah, Issa1har an# ?e'ulun are 1hil#ren from one mother, seat 0oursel%es to eat a11or#in/ to 0our 'irths. 13 "n# he also )la1e# the others a11or#in/ to their 'irths, an# he sai#, I know that this 0our 0oun/est 'rother has no 'rother, an# I, like him, ha%e no 'rother, he shall therefore sit #own to eat with me. 1C "n# Ben>amin went u) 'efore Jose)h an# sat u)on the throne, an# the men looke# u)on the a1ts of Jose)h, an# the0 were astonishe# at themA an# the men ate an# #rank at that time with Jose)h, an# he then /a%e )resents to them, an# Jose)h /a%e one /ift to Ben>amin, an# ,anasseh an# $)hraim saw the a1ts of their father, an# the0 also /a%e )resents to him, an# 7snath /a%e him one )resent, an# the0 were fi%e )resents in the han# of Ben>amin. 1D "n# Jose)h 'rou/ht them out wine to #rink, an# the0 woul# not #rink, an# the0 sai#, &rom the #a0 on whi1h Jose)h was lost we ha%e not #runk wine, nor eaten an0 #eli1a1ies. 1E "n# Jose)h swore to them, an# he )resse# them har#, an# the0 #rank )lentifull0 with him on that #a0, an# Jose)h afterwar# turne# to his 'rother Ben>amin to s)eak with him, an# Ben>amin was still sittin/ u)on the throne 'efore Jose)h. 1F "n# Jose)h sai# to him, ha%e 0ou fathere# an0 1hil#ren? an# he sai#, 5our ser%ant has ten sons, an# these are their names, Bela, Be1her, "sh'al, -era, 6aaman, "1hi, +osh, ,u)im, !hu)im, an# 7r#, an# I 1alle# their names after m0 'rother whom I ha%e not seen. 18 "n# he or#ere# them to 'rin/ 'efore him his ma) of the stars, '0 whi1h Jose)h knew all the times, an# Jose)h sai# to Ben>amin, I ha%e hear# that the 4e'rews are a1@uainte# with all wis#om, #o 0ou know an0thin/ of this? 1G "n# Ben>amin sai#, 5our ser%ant is knowin/ also in all the wis#om whi1h m0 father tau/ht me, an# Jose)h sai# to Ben>amin, 9ook now at this instrument an# un#erstan# where 0our 'rother Jose)h is in $/0)t, who 0ou sai# went #own to $/0)t. B0 "n# Ben>amin looke# u)on that instrument with the ma) of the stars of hea%en, an# he was wise an# looke# in there to know where his 'rother was, an# Ben>amin #i%i#e# the whole lan# of $/0)t into four #i%isions, an# he foun# that he who was sittin/ u)on the throne 'efore him was his 'rother Jose)h, an# Ben>amin won#ere# /reatl0, an# when Jose)h saw that his 'rother Ben>amin was so mu1h astonishe#, he sai# to Ben>amin, 3hat ha%e 0ou seen, an# wh0 are 0ou astonishe#? B1 "n# Ben>amin sai# to Jose)h, I 1an see '0 this that Jose)h m0 'rother sits here with me u)on the throne, an# Jose)h sai# to him, I am Jose)h 0our 'rother, #o not re%eal this thin/ to 0our 'rothersA I will sen# 0ou with them when the0 /o awa0, an# I will 1omman# them to 'e 'rou/ht 'a1k a/ain into the 1it0, an# I will take 0ou awa0 from them. BB "n# if the0 #are their li%es an# fi/ht for 0ou, then shall I know that the0 ha%e re)ente# of what the0 #i# to me, an# I will make m0self known to them, an# if the0 a'an#on 0ou when I take
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0ou, then will 0ou remain with me, an# I will wran/le with them, an# the0 shall /o awa0, an# I will not 'e1ome known to them. B3 "t that time Jose)h 1omman#e# his offi1er to fill their sa1ks with foo#, an# to )ut ea1h man8s mone0 into his sa1k, an# to )ut the 1u) in the sa1k of Ben>amin, an# to /i%e them )ro%ision for the roa#, an# the0 #i# so to them. BC "n# on the ne:t #a0 the men rose u) earl0 in the mornin/, an# the0 loa#e# their asses with their 1orn, an# the0 went out with Ben>amin, an# the0 went to the lan# of !anaan with their 'rother Ben>amin. BD he0 ha# not /one far from $/0)t when Jose)h 1omman#e# him that was set o%er his house, sa0in/, +ise, )ursue these men 'efore the0 /et too far from $/0)t, an# sa0 to them, 3h0 ha%e 0ou stolen m0 master8s 1u)? BE "n# Jose)h8s offi1er rose u) an# he rea1he# them, an# he s)oke to them all the wor#s of Jose)hA an# when the0 hear# this thin/ the0 'e1ame e:1ee#in/l0 an/r0, an# the0 sai#, 4e with whom 0our master8s 1u) shall 'e foun# shall #ie, an# we will also 'e1ome sla%es. BF "n# the0 hurrie# an# ea1h man 'rou/ht #own his sa1k from his ass, an# the0 looke# in their 'a/s an# the 1u) was foun# in Ben>amin8s 'a/, an# the0 all tore their /arments an# the0 returne# to the 1it0, an# the0 stru1k Ben>amin in the roa#, 1ontinuall0 strikin/ him until he 1ame into the 1it0, an# the0 stoo# 'efore Jose)h. B8 "n# Ju#ah8s an/er was kin#le#, an# he sai#, his man has onl0 'rou/ht me 'a1k to #estro0 $/0)t this #a0. BG "n# the men 1ame to Jose)h8s house, an# the0 foun# Jose)h sittin/ u)on his throne, an# all the mi/ht0 men stan#in/ at his ri/ht an# left. 30 "n# Jose)h sai# to them, 3hat is this a1t that 0ou ha%e #one, that 0ou took awa0 m0 sil%er 1u) an# went awa0? 'ut I know that 0ou took m0 1u) in or#er to know '0 that means in what )art of the lan# 0our 'rother was. 31 "n# Ju#ah sai#, 3hat shall we sa0 to our lor#, what shall we s)eak an# how shall we >ustif0 oursel%es, -o# has this #a0 foun# the ini@uit0 of all 0our ser%ants, therefore has he #one this thin/ to us this #a0. 3B "n# Jose)h rose u) an# 1au/ht hol# of Ben>amin an# took him from his 'rothers with %iolen1e, an# he 1ame to the house an# lo1ke# the #oor at them, an# Jose)h 1omman#e# him that was set o%er his house that he shoul# sa0 to them, In this manner sa0s the kin/, -o in )ea1e to 0our father, I ha%e taken the man in whose han# m0 1u) was foun#.

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1 "n# when Ju#ah saw the #ealin/s of Jose)h with them, Ju#ah a))roa1he# him an# 'roke o)en the #oor, an# 1ame with his 'rothers 'efore Jose)h. B "n# Ju#ah sai# to Jose)h, #o not let it seem /rie%ous in the si/ht of m0 lor#, ma0 0our ser%ant I )ra0 0ou s)eak a wor# 'efore 0ou? an# Jose)h sai# to him, S)eak. 3 "n# Ju#ah s)oke 'efore Jose)h, an# his 'rothers were there stan#in/ 'efore themA an# Ju#ah sai# to Jose)h, Surel0 when we first 1ame to our lor# to 'u0 foo#, 0ou 1onsi#ere# us as s)ies of the lan#, an# we 'rou/ht Ben>amin 'efore 0ou, an# 0ou still make s)ort of us this #a0. C 6ow therefore let the kin/ hear m0 wor#s, an# sen# I )ra0 0ou our 'rother that he ma0 /o alon/ with us to our father, for fear that 0our soul )erish this #a0 with all the souls of the inha'itants of $/0)t. D 2o 0ou not know what two of m0 'rothers, Simeon an# 9e%i, #i# to the 1it0 of She1hem, an#
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to se%en 1ities of the "morites, 'e1ause of our sister 2inah, an# also what the0 woul# #o for the sake of their 'rother Ben>amin? E "n# I with m0 stren/th, who am /reater an# mi/htier than 'oth of them, 1ome this #a0 u)on 0ou an# 0our lan# if 0ou are unwillin/ to sen# our 'rother. F ha%e 0ou not hear# what our -o# who ma#e 1hoi1e of us #i# to .haraoh 'e1ause of Sarah our mother, whom he took awa0 from our father, that he stru1k him an# his househol# with hea%0 )la/ues, that e%en to this #a0 the $/0)tians relate this won#er to ea1h other? so will our -o# #o to 0ou 'e1ause of Ben>amin whom 0ou ha%e this #a0 taken from his father, an# 'e1ause of the e%ils whi1h 0ou this #a0 hea) o%er us in 0our lan#A for our -o# will remem'er his 1o%enant with our father "'raham an# 'rin/ e%il u)on 0ou, 'e1ause 0ou ha%e /rie%e# the soul of our father this #a0. 8 6ow therefore hear m0 wor#s that I ha%e this #a0 s)oken to 0ou, an# sen# our 'rother that he ma0 /o awa0 for fear that 0ou an# the )eo)le of 0our lan# #ie '0 the swor#, for 0ou 1annot all )re%ail o%er me. G "n# Jose)h answere# Ju#ah, sa0in/, 3h0 ha%e 0ou o)ene# wi#e 0our mouth an# wh0 #o 0ou 'oast o%er us, sa0in/, Stren/th is with 0ou? as .haraoh li%es, if I 1omman# all m0 %aliant men to fi/ht with 0ou, surel0 0ou an# these 0our 'rothers woul# sink in the mire. 10 "n# Ju#ah sai# to Jose)h, Surel0 it 'e1omes 0ou an# 0our )eo)le to fear meA as the 9or# li%es if I on1e #raw m0 swor# I shall not sheathe it a/ain until I shall this #a0 ha%e slain all $/0)t, an# I will 1ommen1e with 0ou an# finish with .haraoh 0our master. 11 "n# Jose)h answere# an# sai# to him, Surel0 stren/th #oes not 'elon/ alone to 0ouA I am stron/er an# mi/htier than 0ou, surel0 if 0ou #raw 0our swor# I will )ut it to 0our ne1k an# the ne1ks of all 0our 'rothers. 1B "n# Ju#ah sai# to him, Surel0 if I this #a0 o)en m0 mouth a/ainst 0ou I woul# swallow 0ou u) that 0ou 'e #estro0e# from off the earth an# )erish this #a0 from 0our kin/#om. "n# Jose)h sai#, Surel0 if 0ou o)en 0our mouth I ha%e )ower an# mi/ht to 1lose 0our mouth with a stone until 0ou will not 'e a'le to utter a wor#A see how man0 stones are 'efore us, trul0 I 1an take a stone, an# for1e it into 0our mouth an# 'reak 0our >aws. 13 "n# Ju#ah sai#, -o# is witness 'etween us, that we ha%e not until this time #esire# to 'attle with 0ou, onl0 /i%e us our 'rother an# we will /o from 0ouA an# Jose)h answere# an# sai#, "s .haraoh li%es, if all the kin/s of !anaan 1ame to/ether with 0ou, 0ou shoul# not take him from m0 han#. 1C 6ow therefore /o 0our wa0 to 0our father, an# 0our 'rother shall 'e for me for a sla%e, for he has ro''e# the kin/8s house. "n# Ju#ah sai#, 3hat is it to 0ou or to the 1hara1ter of the kin/, surel0 the kin/ sen#s out from his house, throu/hout the lan#, sil%er an# /ol# either in /ifts or e:)enses, an# 0ou still talk a'out 0our 1u) whi1h 0ou )la1e# in our 'rother8s 'a/ an# sa0 that he has stolen it from 0ou? 1D -o# for'i# that our 'rother Ben>amin or an0 of the see# of "'raham shoul# #o this thin/ to steal from 0ou, or from an0 one else, whether kin/, )rin1e, or an0 man. 1E 6ow therefore 1ease this a11usation for fear that the whole earth hear 0our wor#s, sa0in/, &or a little sil%er the kin/ of $/0)t wran/le# with the men, an# he a11use# them an# took their 'rother for a sla%e. 1F "n# Jose)h answere# an# sai#, ake for 0ou this 1u) an# /o from me an# lea%e 0our 'rother for a sla%e, for it is the >u#/ment of a thief to 'e a sla%e. 18 "n# Ju#ah sai#, 3h0 are 0ou not ashame# of 0our wor#s, to lea%e our 'rother an# to take 0our 1u)? Surel0 if 0ou /i%e us 0our 1u), or a thousan# times as mu1h, we will not lea%e our
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'rother for the sil%er whi1h is foun# in the han# of an0 man, that we will not #ie o%er him. 1G "n# Jose)h answere#, "n# wh0 #i# 0ou a'an#on 0our 'rother an# sell him for twent0 )ie1es of sil%er to this #a0, an# wh0 then will 0ou not #o the same to this 0our 'rother? B0 "n# Ju#ah sai#, the 9or# is witness 'etween me an# 0ou that we #o not #esire 0our 'attlesA now therefore /i%e us our 'rother an# we will /o from 0ou without @uarrelin/. B1 "n# Jose)h answere# an# sai#, If all the kin/s of the lan# shoul# assem'le the0 will not 'e a'le to take 0our 'rother from m0 han#A an# Ju#ah sai#, 3hat shall we sa0 to our father, when he sees that our 'rother #oes not 1ome with us, an# will /rie%e o%er him? BB "n# Jose)h answere# an# sai#, his is the thin/ whi1h 0ou shall tell to 0our father, sa0in/, he ro)e has /one after the 'u1ket. B3 "n# Ju#ah sai#, Surel0 0ou are a kin/, an# wh0 s)eak 0ou these thin/s, /i%in/ a false >u#/ment? .it0 to the kin/ who is like that of 0ou. BC "n# Jose)h answere# an# sai#, here is no false >u#/ment in the wor# that I s)oke 'e1ause of 0our 'rother Jose)h, for all of 0ou sol# him to the ,i#ianites for twent0 )ie1es of sil%er, an# 0ou all #enie# it to 0our father an# sai# to him, "n e%il 'east has #e%oure# him, Jose)h has 'een torn to )ie1es. BD "n# Ju#ah sai#, the fire of Shem 'urns in m0 heart, now I will 'urn all 0our lan# with fireA an# Jose)h answere# an# sai#, Surel0 0our sister-in-law amar, who kille# 0our sons, e:tin/uishe# the fire of She1hem. BE "n# Ju#ah sai#, If I )lu1k out a sin/le hair from m0 flesh, I will fill all $/0)t with its 'loo#. BF "n# Jose)h answere# an# sai#, Su1h is 0our 1ustom to #o as 0ou #i# to 0our 'rother whom 0ou sol#, an# 0ou #i))e# his 1oat in 'loo# an# 'rou/ht it to 0our father in or#er that he mi/ht sa0 an e%il 'east #e%oure# him an# here is his 'loo#. B8 "n# when Ju#ah hear# this thin/ he was e:1ee#in/l0 an/r0 an# his an/er 'urne# within him, an# there was 'efore him in that )la1e a stone, the wei/ht of whi1h was a'out four hun#re# shekels, an# Ju#ah8s an/er was kin#le# an# he took the stone in one han# an# 1ast it to the hea%ens an# 1au/ht it with his left han#. BG "n# he )la1e# it afterwar# un#er his le/s, an# he sat u)on it with all his stren/th an# the stone was turne# into #ust from the for1e of Ju#ah. 30 "n# Jose)h saw the a1t of Ju#ah an# he was %er0 mu1h afrai#, 'ut he 1omman#e# ,anassah his son an# he also #i# with another stone like that of the a1t of Ju#ah, an# Ju#ah sai# to his 'rothers, 2o not let an0 of 0ou sa0, this man is an $/0)tian, 'ut '0 his #oin/ this thin/ he is of our father8s famil0. 31 "n# Jose)h sai#, 6ot to 0ou onl0 is stren/th /i%en, for we are also )owerful men, an# wh0 will 0ou 'oast o%er us all? an# Ju#ah sai# to Jose)h, Sen# I )ra0 0ou our 'rother an# #o not ruin 0our 1ountr0 this #a0. 3B "n# Jose)h answere# an# sai# to them, -o an# tell 0our father, an e%il 'east has #e%oure# him as 0ou sai# 1on1ernin/ 0our 'rother Jose)h. 33 "n# Ju#ah s)oke to his 'rother 6a)htali, an# he sai# to him, ,ake haste, /o now an# num'er all the streets of $/0)t an# 1ome an# tell meA an# Simeon sai# to him, 2o not let this thin/ 'e a trou'le to 0ouA now I will /o to the mount an# take u) one lar/e stone from the mount an# le%el it at e%er0 one in $/0)t, an# kill all that are in it. 3C "n# Jose)h hear# all these wor#s that his 'rothers s)oke 'efore him, an# the0 #i# not know that Jose)h un#erstoo# them, for the0 ima/ine# that he #i# not know to s)eak 4e'rew. 3D "n# Jose)h was /reatl0 afrai# at the wor#s of his 'rothers for fear that the0 shoul# #estro0 $/0)t, an# he 1omman#e# his son ,anasseh, sa0in/, -o now make haste an# /ather to me all
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the inha'itants of $/0)t, an# all the %aliant men to/ether, an# let them 1ome to me now u)on horse'a1k an# on foot an# with all sorts of musi1al instruments, an# ,anasseh went an# #i# so. 3E "n# 6a)htali went as Ju#ah ha# 1omman#e# him, for 6a)htali was li/htfoote# as one of the swift sta/s, an# he woul# /o u)on the ears of 1orn an# the0 woul# not 'reak un#er him. 3F "n# he went an# num'ere# all the streets of $/0)t, an# foun# them to 'e twel%e, an# he 1ame hastil0 an# tol# Ju#ah, an# Ju#ah sai# to his 'rothers, 4urr0 an# )ut on e%er0 man his swor# u)on his loins an# we will 1ome o%er $/0)t, an# strike them all, an# #o not let a remnant remain. 38 "n# Ju#ah sai#, I will #estro0 three of the streets with m0 stren/th, an# 0ou shall ea1h #estro0 one streetA an# when Ju#ah was s)eakin/ this thin/, the inha'itants of $/0)t an# all the mi/ht0 men 1ame towar# them with all sorts of musi1al instruments an# with lou# shoutin/. 3G "n# their num'er was fi%e hun#re# 1a%alr0 an# ten thousan# infantr0, an# four hun#re# men who 1oul# fi/ht without swor# or s)ear, onl0 with their han#s an# stren/th. C0 "n# all the mi/ht0 men 1ame with /reat stormin/ an# shoutin/, an# the0 all surroun#e# the sons of Ja1o' an# terrifie# them, an# the /roun# @uake# at the soun# of their shoutin/. C1 "n# when the sons of Ja1o' saw these troo)s the0 were /reatl0 afrai# of their li%es, an# Jose)h #i# so in or#er to terrif0 the sons of Ja1o' to 'e1ome tran@uili=e#. CB "n# Ju#ah, seein/ some of his 'rothers terrifie#, sai# to them, 3h0 are 0ou afrai# while the /ra1e of -o# is with us? an# when Ju#ah saw all the )eo)le of $/0)t surroun#in/ them at the 1omman# of Jose)h to terrif0 them, onl0 Jose)h 1omman#e# them, sa0in/, 2o not tou1h an0 of them. C3 hen Ju#ah hurrie# an# #rew his swor#, an# uttere# a lou# an# 'itter s1ream, an# he stru1k with his swor#, an# he s)ran/ u)on the /roun# an# he still 1ontinue# to shout a/ainst all the )eo)le. CC "n# when he #i# this thin/ the 9or# 1ause# the terror of Ju#ah an# his 'rothers to fall u)on the %aliant men an# all the )eo)le that surroun#e# them. CD "n# the0 all fle# at the soun# of the shoutin/, an# the0 were terrifie# an# fell one u)on the other, an# man0 of them #ie# as the0 fell, an# the0 all fle# from 'efore Ju#ah an# his 'rothers an# from 'efore Jose)h. CE "n# while the0 were fleein/, Ju#ah an# his 'rothers )ursue# them to the house of .haraoh, an# the0 all es1a)e#, an# Ju#ah a/ain sat 'efore Jose)h an# roare# at him like a lion, an# /a%e a /reat an# tremen#ous shriek at him. CF "n# the shriek was hear# at a #istan1e, an# all the inha'itants of Su11oth hear# it, an# all $/0)t @uake# at the soun# of the shriek, an# also the walls of $/0)t an# of the lan# of -oshen fell in from the shakin/ of the earth, an# .haraoh also fell from his throne u)on the /roun#, an# also all the )re/nant women of $/0)t an# -oshen mis1arrie# when the0 hear# the noise of the shakin/, for the0 were terri'l0 afrai#. C8 "n# .haraoh sent wor#, sa0in/, 3hat is this thin/ that has this #a0 ha))ene# in the lan# of $/0)t? an# the0 1ame an# tol# him all the thin/s from 'e/innin/ to en#, an# .haraoh was alarme# an# he won#ere# an# was /reatl0 afrai#. CG "n# his fri/ht in1rease# when he hear# all these thin/s, an# he sent to Jose)h, sa0in/, 0ou ha%e 'rou/ht to me the 4e'rews to #estro0 all $/0)tA what will 0ou #o with that thie%ish sla%e? sen# him awa0 an# let him /o with his 'rothers, an# #o not let us )erish throu/h their e%il, e%en we, 0ou an# all $/0)t. D0 "n# if 0ou #o not #esire to #o this thin/, 1ast off from 0ou all m0 %alua'le thin/s, an# /o with them to their lan#, if 0ou #eli/ht in it, for the0 will this #a0 #estro0 m0 whole 1ountr0 an#
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sla0 all m0 )eo)leA e%en all the women of $/0)t ha%e mis1arrie# throu/h their s1reamsA see what the0 ha%e #one merel0 '0 their shoutin/ an# s)eakin/, moreo%er if the0 fi/ht with the swor#, the0 will #estro0 the lan#A now therefore 1hoose that whi1h 0ou #esire, whether me or the 4e'rews, whether $/0)t or the lan# of the 4e'rews. D1 "n# the0 1ame an# tol# Jose)h all the wor#s of .haraoh that he ha# sai# 1on1ernin/ him, an# Jose)h was /reatl0 afrai# at the wor#s of .haraoh an# Ju#ah an# his 'rothers were still stan#in/ 'efore Jose)h in#i/nant an# enra/e#, an# all the sons of Ja1o' roare# at Jose)h, like the roarin/ of the sea an# its wa%es. DB "n# Jose)h was /reatl0 afrai# of his 'rothers an# 'e1ause of .haraoh, an# Jose)h sou/ht an e:1use to make himself known to his 'rothers, for fear that the0 shoul# #estro0 all $/0)t. D3 "n# Jose)h 1omman#e# his son ,anasseh, an# ,anasseh went an# a))roa1he# Ju#ah, an# )la1e# his han# u)on his shoul#er, an# the an/er of Ju#ah was stille#. DC "n# Ju#ah sai# to his 'rothers, 9et no one of 0ou sa0 that this is the a1t of an $/0)tian 0outh for this is the work of m0 father8s house. DD "n# Jose)h seein/ an# knowin/ that Ju#ah8s an/er was stille#, he a))roa1he# to s)eak to Ju#ah in the lan/ua/e of mil#ness. DE "n# Jose)h sai# to Ju#ah, Surel0 0ou s)eak truth an# ha%e this #a0 %erifie# 0our assertions 1on1ernin/ 0our stren/th, an# ma0 0our -o# who #eli/hts in 0ou, in1rease 0our welfareA 'ut tell me trul0 wh0 from amon/ all 0our 'rothers #o 0ou wran/le with me 'e1ause of the la#, as none of them ha%e s)oken one wor# to me 1on1ernin/ him. DF "n# Ju#ah answere# Jose)h, sa0in/, Surel0 0ou must know that I was se1urit0 for the la# to his father, sa0in/, If I #i# not 'rin/ him to him I shoul# 'ear his 'lame fore%er. D8 herefore ha%e I a))roa1he# 0ou from amon/ all m0 'rothers, for I saw that 0ou were unwillin/ to suffer him to /o from 0ouA now therefore ma0 I fin# /ra1e in 0our si/ht that 0ou will sen# him to /o with us, an# I will remain as a su'stitute for him, to ser%e 0ou in whate%er 0ou #esire, for wheresoe%er 0ou will sen# me I will /o to ser%e 0ou with /reat ener/0. DG Sen# me now to a mi/ht0 kin/ who has re'elle# a/ainst 0ou, an# 0ou will know what I will #o to him an# to his lan#A althou/h he ma0 ha%e 1a%alr0 an# infantr0 or an e:1ee#in/ mi/ht0 )eo)le, I will sla0 them all an# 'rin/ the kin/8s hea# 'efore 0ou. E0 2o 0ou not know or ha%e 0ou not hear# that our father "'raham with his ser%ant $lie=er stru1k all the kin/s of $lam with their hosts in one ni/ht, the0 #i# not lea%e one remainin/? an# e%er sin1e that #a0 our father8s stren/th was /i%en to us for an inheritan1e, for us an# our see# fore%er. E1 "n# Jose)h answere# an# sai#, 5ou s)eak truth, an# falsehoo# is not in 0our mouth, for it was also tol# to us that the 4e'rews ha%e )ower an# that the 9or# their -o# #eli/hts mu1h in them, an# who then 1an stan# 'efore them? EB 4owe%er, on this 1on#ition will I sen# 0our 'rother, if 0ou will 'rin/ 'efore me his 'rother the son of his mother, of whom 0ou sai# that he ha# /one from 0ou #own to $/0)tA an# it shall 1ome to )ass when 0ou 'rin/ to me his 'rother I will take him in his stea#, 'e1ause not one of 0ou was se1urit0 for him to 0our father, an# when he shall 1ome to me, I will then sen# with 0ou his 'rother for whom 0ou ha%e 'een se1urit0. E3 "n# Ju#ah8s an/er was kin#le# a/ainst Jose)h when he s)oke this thin/, an# his e0es #ro))e# 'loo# with an/er, an# he sai# to his 'rothers, 4ow #oes this man this #a0 seek his own #estru1tion an# that of all $/0)tH EC "n# Simeon answere# Jose)h, sa0in/, 2i# we not tell 0ou at first that we #i# not know the )arti1ular s)ot to whi1h he went, an# whether he 'e #ea# or ali%e, an# wh0 s)eak m0 lor# like
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that of these thin/s? ED "n# Jose)h o'ser%in/ the 1ountenan1e of Ju#ah #is1erne# that his an/er 'e/an to kin#le when he s)oke to him, sa0in/, Brin/ to me 0our other 'rother instea# of this 'rother. EE "n# Jose)h sai# to his 'rothers, Surel0 0ou sai# that 0our 'rother was either #ea# or lost, now if I shoul# 1all him this #a0 an# he shoul# 1ome 'efore 0ou, woul# 0ou /i%e him to me instea# of his 'rother? EF "n# Jose)h 'e/an to s)eak an# 1all out, Jose)h, Jose)h, 1ome this #a0 'efore me, an# a))ear to 0our 'rothers an# sit 'efore them. E8 "n# when Jose)h s)oke this thin/ 'efore them, the0 looke# ea1h a #ifferent wa0 to see from from where Jose)h woul# 1ome 'efore them. EG "n# Jose)h o'ser%e# all their a1ts, an# sai# to them, 3h0 #o 0ou look here an# there? I am Jose)h whom 0ou sol# to $/0)t, now therefore #o not let it /rie%e 0ou that 0ou sol# me, for as a su))ort #urin/ the famine #i# -o# sen# me 'efore 0ou. F0 "n# his 'rothers were terrifie# at him when the0 hear# the wor#s of Jose)h, an# Ju#ah was e:1ee#in/l0 terrifie# at him. F1 "n# when Ben>amin hear# the wor#s of Jose)h he was 'efore them in the inner )art of the house, an# Ben>amin ran to Jose)h his 'rother, an# em'ra1e# him an# fell u)on his ne1k, an# the0 we)t. FB "n# when Jose)h8s 'rothers saw that Ben>amin ha# fallen u)on his 'rother8s ne1k an# we)t with him, the0 also fell u)on Jose)h an# em'ra1e# him, an# the0 we)t a /reat wee)in/ with Jose)h. F3 "n# the %oi1e was hear# in the house of Jose)h that the0 were Jose)h8s 'rothers, an# it )lease# .haraoh e:1ee#in/l0, for he was afrai# of them for fear that the0 shoul# #estro0 $/0)t. FC "n# .haraoh sent his ser%ants to Jose)h to 1on/ratulate him 1on1ernin/ his 'rothers who ha# 1ome to him, an# all the 1a)tains of the armies an# troo)s that were in $/0)t 1ame to re>oi1e with Jose)h, an# all $/0)t re>oi1e# /reatl0 a'out Jose)h8s 'rothers. FD "n# .haraoh sent his ser%ants to Jose)h, sa0in/, ell 0our 'rothers to fet1h all 'elon/in/ to them an# let them 1ome to me, an# I will )la1e them in the 'est )art of the lan# of $/0)t, an# the0 #i# so. FE "n# Jose)h 1omman#e# him that was set o%er his house to 'rin/ out to his 'rothers /ifts an# /arments, an# he 'rou/ht out to them man0 /arments 'ein/ ro'es of ro0alt0 an# man0 /ifts, an# Jose)h #i%i#e# them amon/ his 'rothers. FF "n# he /a%e to ea1h of his 'rothers a 1han/e of /arments of /ol# an# sil%er, an# three hun#re# )ie1es of sil%er, an# Jose)h 1omman#e# them all to 'e #resse# in these /arments, an# to 'e 'rou/ht 'efore .haraoh. F8 "n# .haraoh seein/ that all Jose)h8s 'rothers were %aliant men, an# of 'eautiful a))earan1e, he /reatl0 re>oi1e#. FG "n# the0 afterwar# went out from the )resen1e of .haraoh to /o to the lan# of !anaan, to their father, an# their 'rother Ben>amin was with them. 80 "n# Jose)h rose u) an# /a%e to them ele%en 1hariots from .haraoh, an# Jose)h /a%e to them his 1hariot, u)on whi1h he ro#e on the #a0 of his 'ein/ 1rowne# in $/0)t, to fet1h his father to $/0)tA an# Jose)h sent to all his 'rothers8 1hil#ren, /arments a11or#in/ to their num'ers, an# a hun#re# )ie1es of sil%er to ea1h of them, an# he also sent /arments to the wi%es of his 'rothers from the /arments of the kin/8s wi%es, an# he sent them. 81 "n# he /a%e to ea1h of his 'rothers ten men to /o with them to the lan# of !anaan to ser%e them, to ser%e their 1hil#ren an# all 'elon/in/ to them in 1omin/ to $/0)t.
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8B "n# Jose)h sent '0 the han# of his 'rother Ben>amin ten suits of /arments for his ten sons, a )ortion a'o%e the rest of the 1hil#ren of the sons of Ja1o'. 83 "n# he sent to ea1h fift0 )ie1es of sil%er, an# ten 1hariots on the a11ount of .haraoh, an# he sent to his father ten asses la#en with all the lu:uries of $/0)t, an# ten she asses la#en with 1orn an# 'rea# an# nourishment for his father, an# to all that were with him as )ro%isions for the roa#. 8C "n# he sent to his sister 2inah /arments of sil%er an# /ol#, an# frankin1ense an# m0rrh, an# aloes an# women8s ornaments in /reat )lent0, an# he sent the same from the wi%es of .haraoh to the wi%es of Ben>amin. 8D "n# he /a%e to all his 'rothers, also to their wi%es, all sorts of on0: stones an# '#ellium, an# from all the %alua'le thin/s amon/ the /reat )eo)le of $/0)t, nothin/ of all the 1ostl0 thin/s was left 'ut what Jose)h sent of to his father8s househol#. 8E "n# he sent his 'rothers awa0, an# the0 went, an# he sent his 'rother Ben>amin with them. 8F "n# Jose)h went out with them to a11om)an0 them on the roa# to the 'or#ers of $/0)t, an# he 1omman#e# them 1on1ernin/ his father an# his househol#, to 1ome to $/0)t. 88 "n# he sai# to them, 2o not @uarrel on the roa#, for this thin/ was from the 9or# to kee) a /reat )eo)le from star%ation, for there will 'e 0et fi%e 0ears of famine in the lan#. 8G "n# he 1omman#e# them, sa0in/, 3hen 0ou 1ome to the lan# of !anaan, #o not 1ome su##enl0 'efore m0 father in this affair, 'ut a1t in 0our wis#om. G0 "n# Jose)h 1ease# to 1omman# them, an# he turne# an# went 'a1k to $/0)t, an# the sons of Ja1o' went to the lan# of !anaan with >o0 an# 1heerfulness to their father Ja1o'. G1 "n# the0 1ame to the 'or#ers of the lan#, an# the0 sai# to ea1h other, 3hat shall we #o in this matter 'efore our father, for if we 1ome su##enl0 to him an# tell him the matter, he will 'e /reatl0 alarme# at our wor#s an# will not 'elie%e us. GB "n# the0 went alon/ until the0 1ame near to their houses, an# the0 foun# Sera1h, the #au/hter of "sher, /oin/ out to meet them, an# the #amsel was %er0 /oo# an# su'tle, an# knew how to )la0 u)on the har). G3 "n# the0 1alle# to her an# she 1ame 'efore them, an# she kisse# them, an# the0 took her an# /a%e to her a har), sa0in/, -o now 'efore our father, an# sit 'efore him, an# strike u)on the har), an# s)eak these wor#s. GC "n# the0 1omman#e# her to /o to their house, an# she took the har) an# hurrie# 'efore them, an# she 1ame an# sat near Ja1o'. GD "n# she )la0e# well an# san/, an# uttere# in the sweetness of her wor#s, Jose)h m0 un1le is li%in/, an# he rules throu/hout the lan# of $/0)t, an# is not #ea#. GE "n# she 1ontinue# to re)eat an# utter these wor#s, an# Ja1o' hear# her wor#s an# the0 were a/reea'le to him. GF 4e listene# while she re)eate# them twi1e an# thri1e, an# >o0 entere# the heart of Ja1o' at the sweetness of her wor#s, an# the s)irit of -o# was u)on him, an# he knew all her wor#s to 'e true. G8 "n# Ja1o' 'lesse# Sera1h when she s)oke these wor#s 'efore him, an# he sai# to her, ,0 #au/hter, ma0 #eath ne%er )re%ail o%er 0ou, for 0ou ha%e re%i%e# m0 s)iritA onl0 s)eak 0et 'efore me as 0ou ha%e s)oken, for 0ou ha%e /la##ene# me with all 0our wor#s. GG "n# she 1ontinue# to sin/ these wor#s, an# Ja1o' listene# an# it )lease# him, an# he re>oi1e#, an# the s)irit of -o# was u)on him. 100 3hile he was 0et s)eakin/ with her, his sons 1ame to him with horses an# 1hariots an# ro0al /arments an# ser%ants runnin/ 'efore them.
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101 "n# Ja1o' rose u) to meet them, an# saw his sons #resse# in ro0al /arments an# he saw all the treasures that Jose)h ha# sent to them. 10B "n# the0 sai# to him, Be informe# that our 'rother Jose)h is li%in/, an# it is he who rules throu/hout the lan# of $/0)t, an# it is he who s)oke to us as we tol# 0ou. 103 "n# Ja1o' hear# all the wor#s of his sons, an# his heart )al)itate# at their wor#s, for he 1oul# not 'elie%e them until he saw all that Jose)h ha# /i%en them an# what he ha# sent him, an# all the si/ns whi1h Jose)h ha# s)oken to them. 10C "n# the0 o)ene# out 'efore him, an# showe# him all that Jose)h ha# sent, the0 /a%e to ea1h what Jose)h ha# sent him, an# he knew that the0 ha# s)oken the truth, an# he re>oi1e# e:1ee#in/l0 an a11ount of his son. 10D "n# Ja1o' sai#, It is enou/h for me that m0 son Jose)h is still li%in/, I will /o an# see him 'efore I #ie. 10E "n# his sons tol# him all that ha# ha))ene# to them, an# Ja1o' sai#, I will /o #own to $/0)t to see m0 son an# his offs)rin/. 10F "n# Ja1o' rose u) an# )ut on the /arments whi1h Jose)h ha# sent him, an# after he ha# washe#, an# sha%e# his hair, he )ut u)on his hea# the tur'an whi1h Jose)h ha# sent him. 108 "n# all the )eo)le of Ja1o'8s house an# their wi%es )ut on the /arments whi1h Jose)h ha# sent to them, an# the0 /reatl0 re>oi1e# at Jose)h that he was still li%in/ an# that he was rulin/ in $/0)t, 10G "n# all the inha'itants of !anaan hear# of this thin/, an# the0 1ame an# re>oi1e# mu1h with Ja1o' that he was still li%in/. 110 "n# Ja1o' ma#e a feast for them for three #a0s, an# all the kin/s of !anaan an# no'les of the lan# ate an# #rank an# re>oi1e# in the house of Ja1o'.

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1 "n# it 1ame to )ass after this that Ja1o' sai#, I will /o an# see m0 son in $/0)t an# will then 1ome 'a1k to the lan# of !anaan of whi1h -o# ha# s)oken to "'raham, for I 1annot lea%e the lan# of m0 'irth-)la1e. B he wor# of the 9or# 1ame to him, sa0in/, -o #own to $/0)t with all 0our househol# an# remain there, #o not fear to /o #own to $/0)t for I will there make 0ou a /reat nation. 3 "n# Ja1o' sai# within himself, I will /o an# see m0 son whether the fear of his -o# is 0et in his heart ami#st all the inha'itants of $/0)t. C "n# the 9or# sai# to Ja1o', 2o not fear a'out Jose)h, for he still retains his inte/rit0 to ser%e me, as will seem /oo# in 0our si/ht, an# Ja1o' re>oi1e# e:1ee#in/l0 1on1ernin/ his son. D "t that time Ja1o' 1omman#e# his sons an# househol# to /o to $/0)t a11or#in/ to the wor# of the 9or# to him, an# Ja1o' rose u) with his sons an# all his househol#, an# he went out from the lan# of !anaan from Beershe'a, with >o0 an# /la#ness of heart, an# the0 went to the lan# of $/0)t. E "n# it 1ame to )ass when the0 1ame near $/0)t, Ja1o' sent Ju#ah 'efore him to Jose)h that he mi/ht show him a situation in $/0)t, an# Ju#ah #i# a11or#in/ to the wor# of his father, an# he hurrie# an# ran an# 1ame to Jose)h, an# the0 assi/ne# for them a )la1e in the lan# of -oshen for all his househol#, an# Ju#ah returne# an# 1ame alon/ the roa# to his father. F "n# Jose)h harnesse# the 1hariot, an# he assem'le# all his mi/ht0 men an# his ser%ants an# all the offi1ers of $/0)t in or#er to /o an# meet his father Ja1o', an# Jose)h8s man#ate was )ro1laime# in $/0)t, sa0in/, "ll that #o not /o to meet Ja1o' shall #ie.
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8 "n# on the ne:t #a0 Jose)h went out with all $/0)t a /reat an# mi/ht0 host, all #resse# in /arments of fine linen an# )ur)le an# with instruments of sil%er an# /ol# an# with their instruments of war with them. G "n# the0 all went to meet Ja1o' with all sorts of musi1al instruments, with #rums an# tim'rels, strewin/ m0rrh an# aloes all alon/ the roa#, an# the0 all went after this fashion, an# the earth shook at their shoutin/. 10 "n# all the women of $/0)t went u)on the roofs of $/0)t an# u)on the walls to meet Ja1o', an# u)on the hea# of Jose)h was .haraoh8s re/al 1rown, for .haraoh ha# sent it to him to )ut on at the time of his /oin/ to meet his father. 11 "n# when Jose)h 1ame within fift0 1u'its of his father, he ali/hte# from the 1hariot an# he walke# towar# his father, an# when all the offi1ers of $/0)t an# her no'les saw that Jose)h ha# /one on foot towar# his father, the0 also ali/hte# an# walke# on foot towar# Ja1o'. 1B "n# when Ja1o' a))roa1he# the 1am) of Jose)h, Ja1o' o'ser%e# the 1am) that was 1omin/ towar# him with Jose)h, an# it /ratifie# him an# Ja1o' was astonishe# at it. 13 "n# Ja1o' sai# to Ju#ah, 3ho is that man whom I see in the 1am) of $/0)t #resse# in kin/l0 ro'es with a %er0 re# /arment u)on him an# a ro0al 1rown u)on his hea#, who has ali/hte# from his 1hariot an# is 1omin/ towar# us? an# Ju#ah answere# his father, sa0in/, 4e is 0our son Jose)h the kin/A an# Ja1o' re>oi1e# in seein/ the /lor0 of his son. 1C "n# Jose)h 1ame near to his father an# he 'owe# to his father, an# all the men of the 1am) 'owe# to the /roun# with him 'efore Ja1o'. 1D "n# Ja1o' ran an# hurrie# to his son Jose)h an# fell u)on his ne1k an# kisse# him, an# the0 we)t, an# Jose)h also em'ra1e# his father an# kisse# him, an# the0 we)t an# all the )eo)le of $/0)t we)t with them. 1E "n# Ja1o' sai# to Jose)h, 6ow I will #ie 1heerfull0 after I ha%e seen 0our fa1e, that 0ou are still li%in/ an# with /lor0. 1F "n# the sons of Ja1o' an# their wi%es an# their 1hil#ren an# their ser%ants, an# all the househol# of Ja1o' we)t e:1ee#in/l0 with Jose)h, an# the0 kisse# him an# we)t /reatl0 with him. 18 "n# Jose)h an# all his )eo)le returne# afterwar# home to $/0)t, an# Ja1o' an# his sons an# all the 1hil#ren of his househol# 1ame with Jose)h to $/0)t, an# Jose)h )la1e# them in the 'est )art of $/0)t, in the lan# of -oshen. 1G "n# Jose)h sai# to his father an# to his 'rothers, I will /o u) an# tell .haraoh, sa0in/, ,0 'rothers an# m0 father8s househol# an# all 'elon/in/ to them ha%e 1ome to me, an# the0 are in the lan# of -oshen. B0 "n# Jose)h #i# so an# took from his 'rothers +eu'en, Issa1har ?e'ulun an# his 'rother Ben>amin an# he )la1e# them 'efore .haraoh. B1 "n# Jose)h s)oke to .haraoh, sa0in/, ,0 'rothers an# m0 father8s househol# an# all 'elon/in/ to them, to/ether with their flo1ks an# 1attle ha%e 1ome to me from the lan# of !anaan, to so>ourn in $/0)tA for the famine was sore u)on them. BB "n# .haraoh sai# to Jose)h, .la1e 0our father an# 'rothers in the 'est )art of the lan#, #o not withhol# from them all that is /oo#, an# 1ause them to eat of the fat of the lan#. B3 "n# Jose)h answere#, sa0in/, I ha%e statione# them in the lan# of -oshen, for the0 are she)her#s, therefore let them remain in -oshen to fee# their flo1ks a)art from the $/0)tians. BC "n# .haraoh sai# to Jose)h, 2o with 0our 'rothers all that the0 shall sa0 to 0ouA an# the sons of Ja1o' 'owe# #own to .haraoh, an# the0 went out from him in )ea1e, an# Jose)h afterwar# 'rou/ht his father 'efore .haraoh.
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BD "n# Ja1o' 1ame an# 'owe# #own to .haraoh, an# Ja1o' 'lesse# .haraoh, an# he then went outA an# Ja1o' an# all his sons, an# all his househol# #welt in the lan# of -oshen. BE In the se1on# 0ear, that is in the hun#re# an# thirtieth 0ear of the life of Ja1o', Jose)h maintaine# his father an# his 'rothers, an# all his father8s househol#, with 'rea# a11or#in/ to their little ones, all the #a0s of the famineA the0 la1ke# nothin/. BF "n# Jose)h /a%e to them the 'est )art of the whole lan#A the 'est of $/0)t ha# the0 all the #a0s of Jose)hA an# Jose)h also /a%e to them an# to the whole of his father8s househol#, 1lothes an# /arments 0ear '0 0earA an# the sons of Ja1o' remaine# se1urel0 in $/0)t all the #a0s of their 'rother. B8 "n# Ja1o' alwa0s ate at Jose)h8s ta'le, Ja1o' an# his sons #i# not lea%e Jose)h8s ta'le #a0 or ni/ht, 'esi#es what Ja1o'8s 1hil#ren 1onsume# in their houses. BG "n# all $/0)t ate 'rea# #urin/ the #a0s of the famine from the house of Jose)h, for all the $/0)tians sol# all 'elon/in/ to them 'e1ause of the famine. 30 "n# Jose)h )ur1hase# all the lan#s an# fiel#s of $/0)t for 'rea# on the a11ount of .haraoh, an# Jose)h su))lie# all $/0)t with 'rea# all the #a0s of the famine, an# Jose)h 1olle1te# all the sil%er an# /ol# that 1ame to him for the 1orn whi1h the0 'ou/ht throu/hout the lan#, an# he a11umulate# mu1h /ol# an# sil%er, 'esi#es an immense @uantit0 of on0: stones, '#ellium an# %alua'le /arments whi1h the0 'rou/ht to Jose)h from e%er0 )art of the lan# when their mone0 was s)ent. 31 "n# Jose)h took all the sil%er an# /ol# that 1ame into his han#, a'out se%ent0 two talents of /ol# an# sil%er, an# also on0: stones an# '#ellium in /reat a'un#an1e, an# Jose)h went an# 1on1eale# them in four )arts, an# he 1on1eale# one )art in the wil#erness near the +e# sea, an# one )art '0 the ri%er .erath, an# the thir# an# fourth )art he 1on1eale# in the #esert o))osite to the wil#erness of .ersia an# ,e#ia. 3B "n# he took )art of the /ol# an# sil%er that was left, an# /a%e it to all his 'rothers an# to all his father8s househol#, an# to all the women of his father8s househol#, an# the rest he 'rou/ht to the house of .haraoh, a'out twent0 talents of /ol# an# sil%er. 33 "n# Jose)h /a%e all the /ol# an# sil%er that was left to .haraoh, an# .haraoh )la1e# it in the treasur0, an# the #a0s of the famine 1ease# after that in the lan#, an# the0 sowe# an# rea)e# in the whole lan#, an# the0 o'taine# their usual @uantit0 0ear '0 0earA the0 la1ke# nothin/. 3C "n# Jose)h #welt se1urel0 in $/0)t, an# the whole lan# was un#er his a#%i1e, an# his father an# all his 'rothers #welt in the lan# of -oshen an# took )ossession of it. 3D "n# Jose)h was %er0 a/e#, a#%an1e# in #a0s, an# his two sons, $)hraim an# ,anasseh, remaine# 1onstantl0 in the house of Ja1o', to/ether with the 1hil#ren of the sons of Ja1o' their 'rothers, to learn the wa0s of the 9or# an# his law. 3E "n# Ja1o' an# his sons #welt in the lan# of $/0)t in the lan# of -oshen, an# the0 took )ossession in it, an# the0 were fruitful an# multi)lie# in it.

%HA$TER ,1 "n# Ja1o' li%e# in the lan# of $/0)t se%enteen 0ears, an# the #a0s of Ja1o', an# the 0ears of his life were a hun#re# an# fort0 se%en 0ears. B "t that time Ja1o' was atta1ke# with that illness of whi1h he #ie# an# he sent an# 1alle# for his son Jose)h from $/0)t, an# Jose)h his son 1ame from $/0)t an# Jose)h 1ame to his father. 3 "n# Ja1o' sai# to Jose)h an# to his sons, I #ie, an# the -o# of 0our an1estors will %isit 0ou, an# 'rin/ 0ou 'a1k to the lan#, whi1h the 9or# sware to /i%e to 0ou an# to 0our 1hil#ren after
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0ou, now therefore when I am #ea#, 'ur0 me in the 1a%e whi1h is in ,a1h)elah in 4e'ron in the lan# of !anaan, near m0 an1estors. C "n# Ja1o' ma#e his sons swear to 'ur0 him in ,a1h)elah, in 4e'ron, an# his sons swore to him 1on1ernin/ this thin/. D "n# he 1omman#e# them, sa0in/, Ser%e the 9or# 0our -o#, for he who #eli%ere# 0our fathers will also #eli%er 0ou from all trou'le. E "n# Ja1o' sai#, !all all 0our 1hil#ren to me, an# all the 1hil#ren of Ja1o'8s sons 1ame an# sat 'efore him, an# Ja1o' 'lesse# them, an# he sai# to them, he 9or# -o# of 0our fathers shall /rant 0ou a thousan# times as mu1h an# 'less 0ou, an# ma0 he /i%e 0ou the 'lessin/ of 0our father "'rahamA an# all the 1hil#ren of Ja1o'8s sons went out on that #a0 after he ha# 'lesse# them. F "n# on the ne:t #a0 Ja1o' a/ain 1alle# for his sons, an# the0 all assem'le# an# 1ame to him an# sat 'efore him, an# Ja1o' on that #a0 'lesse# his sons 'efore his #eath, ea1h man #i# he 'less a11or#in/ to his 'lessin/A it is written in the 'ook of the law of the 9or# a))ertainin/ to Israel. 8 "n# Ja1o' sai# to Ju#ah, I know m0 son that 0ou are a mi/ht0 man for 0our 'rothersA rei/n o%er them, an# 0our sons shall rei/n o%er their sons fore%er. G 7nl0 tea1h 0our sons the 'ow an# all the wea)ons of war, in or#er that the0 ma0 fi/ht the 'attles of their 'rother who will rule o%er his enemies. 10 "n# Ja1o' a/ain 1omman#e# his sons on that #a0, sa0in/, I shall 'e this #a0 /athere# to m0 )eo)leA 1arr0 me u) from $/0)t, an# 'ur0 me in the 1a%e of ,a1h)elah as I ha%e 1omman#e# 0ou. 11 6e%er the less, 'e min#ful I )ra0 0ou that none of 0our sons 1arr0 me, onl0 0oursel%es, an# this is the manner 0ou shall #o to me, when 0ou 1arr0 m0 'o#0 to /o with it to the lan# of !anaan to 'ur0 me, 1B Ju#ah, Issa1har an# ?e'ulun shall 1arr0 m0 'ier at the eastern si#eA +eu'en, Simeon an# -a# at the south, $)hraim, ,anasseh an# Ben>amin at the west, 2an, "sher an# 6a)htali at the north. 13 2o not let 9e%i 1arr0 with 0ou, for he an# his sons will 1arr0 the ark of the 1o%enant of the 9or# with the Israelites in the 1am), neither let Jose)h m0 son 1arr0, for as a kin/ so let his /lor0 'eA 6e%er the less, $)hraim an# ,anasseh shall 'e in their stea#. 1C In this manner shall 0ou #o to me when 0ou 1arr0 me awa0A #o not ne/le1t an0 thin/ of all that I 1omman# 0ouA an# it shall 1ome to )ass when 0ou #o this to me, that the 9or# will remem'er 0ou fa%ora'l0 an# 0our 1hil#ren after 0ou fore%er. 1D "n# 0ou m0 sons, honor ea1h his 'rother an# his relati%e, an# 1omman# 0our 1hil#ren an# 0our 1hil#ren8s 1hil#ren after 0ou to ser%e the 9or# -o# of 0our an1estors all the #a0s. 1E In or#er that 0ou ma0 )rolon/ 0our #a0s in the lan#, 0ou an# 0our 1hil#ren an# 0our 1hil#ren8s 1hil#ren for e%er, when 0ou #o what is /oo# an# u)ri/ht in the si/ht of the 9or# 0our -o#, to /o in all his wa0s. 1F "n# 0ou, Jose)h m0 son, for/i%e I )ra0 0ou the )ron/s of 0our 'rothers an# all their mis#ee#s in the in>ur0 that the0 hea)e# u)on 0ou, for -o# inten#e# it for 0ou an# 0our 1hil#ren8s 'enefit. 18 "n# 7 m0 son #o not lea%e 0our 'rothers to the inha'itants of $/0)t, neither hurt their feelin/s, for I 1onsi/n them to the han# of -o# an# in 0our han# to /uar# them from the $/0)tiansA an# the sons of Ja1o' answere# their father sa0in/, 7, our father, all that 0ou ha%e 1omman#e# us, so will we #oA ma0 -o# onl0 'e with us. 1G "n# Ja1o' sai# to his sons, So ma0 -o# 'e with 0ou when 0ou kee) all his wa0sA #o not turn
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from his wa0s either to the ri/ht or the left in )erformin/ what is /oo# an# u)ri/ht in his si/ht. B0 &or I know that man0 an# /rie%ous trou'les will ha))en to 0ou in the latter #a0s in the lan#, 0ea 0our 1hil#ren an# 1hil#ren8s 1hil#ren, onl0 ser%e the 9or# an# he will sa%e 0ou from all trou'le. B1 "n# it shall 1ome to )ass when 0ou shall /o after -o# to ser%e him an# will tea1h 0our 1hil#ren after 0ou, an# 0our 1hil#ren8s 1hil#ren, to know the 9or#, then will the 9or# raise u) for 0ou an# 0our 1hil#ren a ser%ant from amon/ 0our 1hil#ren, an# the 9or# will #eli%er 0ou throu/h his han# from all affli1tion, an# 'rin/ 0ou out of $/0)t an# 'rin/ 0ou 'a1k to the lan# of 0our fathers to inherit it se1urel0. BB "n# Ja1o' 1ease# 1omman#in/ his sons, an# he #rew his feet into the 'e#, he #ie# an# was /athere# to his )eo)le. B3 "n# Jose)h fell u)on his father an# he 1rie# out an# we)t o%er him an# he kisse# him, an# he 1alle# out in a 'itter %oi1e, an# he sai#, 7 m0 father, m0 father. BC "n# his son8s wi%es an# all his househol# 1ame an# fell u)on Ja1o', an# the0 we)t o%er him, an# 1rie# in a %er0 lou# %oi1e 1on1ernin/ Ja1o'. BD "n# all the sons of Ja1o' rose u) to/ether, an# the0 tore their /arments, an# the0 all )ut sa1k1loth u)on their loins, an# the0 fell u)on their fa1es, an# the0 1ast #ust u)on their hea#s towar# the hea%ens. BE "n# the thin/ was tol# to 7snath Jose)h8s wife, an# she rose u) an# )ut on a sa1k an# she with all the $/0)tian women with her 1ame an# mourne# an# we)t for Ja1o'. BF "n# also all the )eo)le of $/0)t who knew Ja1o' 1ame all on that #a0 when the0 hear# this thin/, an# all $/0)t we)t for man0 #a0s. B8 "n# also from the lan# of !anaan #i# the women 1ome to $/0)t when the0 hear# that Ja1o' was #ea#, an# the0 we)t for him in $/0)t for se%ent0 #a0s. BG "n# it 1ame to )ass after this that Jose)h 1omman#e# his ser%ants the #o1tors to em'alm his father with m0rrh an# frankin1ense an# all manner of in1ense an# )erfume, an# the #o1tors em'alme# Ja1o' as Jose)h ha# 1omman#e# them. 30 "n# all the )eo)le of $/0)t an# the el#ers an# all the inha'itants of the lan# of -oshen we)t an# mourne# o%er Ja1o', an# all his sons an# the 1hil#ren of his househol# lamente# an# mourne# o%er their father Ja1o' man0 #a0s. 31 "n# after the #a0s of his wee)in/ ha# )asse# awa0, at the en# of se%ent0 #a0s, Jose)h sai# to .haraoh, I will /o u) an# 'ur0 m0 father in the lan# of !anaan as he ma#e me swear, an# then I will return. 3B "n# .haraoh sent Jose)h, sa0in/, -o u) an# 'ur0 0our father as he sai#, an# as he ma#e 0ou swearA an# Jose)h rose u) with all his 'rothers to /o to the lan# of !anaan to 'ur0 their father Ja1o' as he ha# 1omman#e# them. 33 "n# .haraoh 1omman#e# that it shoul# 'e )ro1laime# throu/hout $/0)t, sa0in/, 3hoe%er #oes not /o u) with Jose)h an# his 'rothers to the lan# of !anaan to 'ur0 Ja1o', shall #ie. 3C "n# all $/0)t hear# of .haraoh8s )ro1lamation, an# the0 all rose u) to/ether, an# all the ser%ants of .haraoh, an# the el#ers of his house, an# all the el#ers of the lan# of $/0)t went u) with Jose)h, an# all the offi1ers an# no'les of .haraoh went u) as the ser%ants of Jose)h, an# the0 went to 'ur0 Ja1o' in the lan# of !anaan. 3D "n# the sons of Ja1o' 1arrie# the 'ier u)on whi1h he la0A a11or#in/ to all that their father 1omman#e# them, so #i# his sons to him. 3E "n# the 'ier was of )ure /ol#, an# it was inlai# roun# a'out with on0: stones an# '#elliumA an# the 1o%erin/ of the 'ier was /ol# wo%en work, >oine# with threa#s, an# o%er them were
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hooks of on0: stones an# '#ellium. 3F "n# Jose)h )la1e# u)on the hea# of his father Ja1o' a lar/e /ol#en 1rown, an# he )ut a /ol#en s1e)ter in his han#, an# the0 surroun#e# the 'ier as was the 1ustom of kin/s #urin/ their li%es. 38 "n# all the troo)s of $/0)t went 'efore him in this arra0, at first all the mi/ht0 men of .haraoh, an# the mi/ht0 men of Jose)h, an# after them the rest of the inha'itants of $/0)t, an# the0 were all /ir#e# with swor#s an# e@ui))e# with 1oats of mail, an# the tra))in/s of war were u)on them. 3G "n# all the wee)ers an# mourners went at a #istan1e o))osite to the 'ier, /oin/ an# wee)in/ an# lamentin/, an# the rest of the )eo)le went after the 'ier. C0 "n# Jose)h an# his househol# went to/ether near the 'ier 'arefoote# an# wee)in/, an# the rest of Jose)h8s ser%ants went aroun# himA ea1h man ha# his ornaments u)on him, an# the0 were all arme# with their wea)ons of war. C1 "n# fift0 of Ja1o'8s ser%ants went in front of the 'ier, an# the0 strewe# alon/ the roa# m0rrh an# aloes, an# all manner of )erfume, an# all the sons of Ja1o' that 1arrie# the 'ier walke# u)on the )erfumer0, an# the ser%ants of Ja1o' went 'efore them strewin/ the )erfume alon/ the roa#. CB "n# Jose)h went u) with a hea%0 1am), an# the0 #i# after this manner e%er0 #a0 until the0 rea1he# the lan# of !anaan, an# the0 1ame to the threshin/ floor of "ta#, whi1h was on the other si#e of Jor#an, an# the0 mourne# an e:1ee#in/ /reat an# hea%0 mournin/ in that )la1e. C3 "n# all the kin/s of !anaan hear# of this thin/ an# the0 all went out, ea1h man from his house, thirt0-one kin/s of !anaan, an# the0 all 1ame with their men to mourn an# wee) o%er Ja1o'. CC "n# all these kin/s looke# u)on Ja1o'8s 'ier, an# Jose)h8s 1rown was u)on it, an# the0 also )ut their 1rowns u)on the 'ier, an# en1ir1le# it with 1rowns. CD "n# all these kin/s ma#e in that )la1e a /reat an# hea%0 mournin/ with the sons of Ja1o' an# $/0)t o%er Ja1o', for all the kin/s of !anaan knew the %alor of Ja1o' an# his sons. CE "n# the re)ort rea1he# $sau, sa0in/, Ja1o' #ie# in $/0)t, an# his sons an# all $/0)t are 1on%e0in/ him to the lan# of !anaan to 'ur0 him. CF "n# $sau hear# this thin/, an# he was #wellin/ in mount Seir, an# he rose u) with his sons an# all his )eo)le an# all his househol#, a )eo)le e:1ee#in/l0 /reat, an# the0 1ame to mourn an# wee) o%er Ja1o'. C8 "n# it 1ame to )ass, when $sau 1ame he mourne# for his 'rother Ja1o', an# all $/0)t an# all !anaan a/ain rose u) an# mourne# a /reat mournin/ with $sau o%er Ja1o' in that )la1e CG "n# Jose)h an# his 'rothers 'rou/ht their father Ja1o' from that )la1e, an# the0 went to 4e'ron to 'ur0 Ja1o' in the 1a%e '0 his fathers. D0 "n# the0 1ame to (ireath-ar'a, to the 1a%e, an# as the0 1ame $sau stoo# with his sons a/ainst Jose)h an# his 'rothers as a hin#ran1e in the 1a%e, sa0in/, Ja1o' shall not 'e 'urie# in there, for it 'elon/s to us an# to our father. D1 "n# Jose)h an# his 'rothers hear# the wor#s of $sau8s sons, an# the0 were e:1ee#in/l0 an/r0, an# Jose)h a))roa1he# to $sau, sa0in/, 3hat is this thin/ whi1h the0 ha%e s)oken? surel0 m0 father Ja1o' 'ou/ht it from 0ou for /reat ri1hes after the #eath of Isaa1, now fi%e an# twent0 0ears a/o, an# also all the lan# of !anaan he 'ou/ht from 0ou an# from 0our sons, an# 0our see# after 0ou. DB "n# Ja1o' 'ou/ht it for his sons an# his see# after him for an inheritan1e for e%er, an# wh0 s)eak 0ou these thin/s this #a0? D3 "n# $sau answere#, sa0in/, 0ou s)eak falsel0 an# utter lies, for I #i# not sell an0thin/
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'elon/in/ to me in all this lan#, as 0ou sa0, neither #i# m0 'rother Ja1o' 'u0 an0thin/ 'elon/in/ to me in this lan#. DC "n# $sau s)oke these thin/s in or#er to #e1ei%e Jose)h with his wor#s, for $sau knew that Jose)h was not )resent in those #a0s when $sau sol# all 'elon/in/ to him in the lan# of !anaan to Ja1o'. DD "n# Jose)h sai# to $sau, Surel0 m0 father inserte# these thin/s with 0ou in the re1or# of )ur1hase, an# testifie# the re1or# with witnesses, an# it is with us in $/0)t. DE "n# $sau answere#, sa0in/ to him, Brin/ the re1or#, all that 0ou will fin# in the re1or#, so will we #o. DF "n# Jose)h 1alle# to 6a)htali his 'rother, an# he sai#, ,o%e @ui1kl0, #o not sta0, an# run I )ra0 0ou to $/0)t an# 'rin/ all the re1or#sA the re1or# of the )ur1hase, the seale# re1or# an# the o)en re1or#, an# also all the first re1or#s in whi1h all the transa1tions of the 'irth-ri/ht are written, fet1h 0ou. D8 "n# 0ou will 'rin/ them to us here, that we ma0 know from them all the wor#s of $sau an# his sons whi1h the0 s)oke this #a0. DG "n# 6a)htali listene# to the %oi1e of Jose)h an# he hurrie# an# ran to /o #own to $/0)t, an# 6a)htali was li/hter on foot than an0 of the sta/s that were u)on the wil#erness, for he woul# /o u)on ears of 1orn without 1rushin/ them. E0 "n# when $sau saw that 6a)htali ha# /one to fet1h the re1or#s, he an# his sons in1rease# their resistan1e a/ainst the 1a%e, an# $sau an# all his )eo)le rose u) a/ainst Jose)h an# his 'rothers to 'attle. E1 "n# all the sons of Ja1o' an# the )eo)le of $/0)t fou/ht with $sau an# his men, an# the sons of $sau an# his )eo)le were stri1ken 'efore the sons of Ja1o', an# the sons of Ja1o' slew of $sau8s )eo)le fort0 men. EB "n# !hushim the son of 2an, the son of Ja1o', was at that time with Ja1o'8s sons, 'ut he was a'out a hun#re# 1u'its #istant from the )la1e of 'attle, for he remaine# with the 1hil#ren of Ja1o'8s sons '0 Ja1o'8s 'ier to /uar# it. E3 "n# !hushim was #um' an# #eaf, still he un#erstoo# the %oi1e of 1onsternation amon/ men. EC "n# he aske#, sa0in/, 3h0 #o 0ou not 'ur0 the #ea#, an# what is this /reat 1onsternation? an# the0 answere# him the wor#s of $sau an# his sonsA an# he ran to $sau in the mi#st of the 'attle, an# he slew $sau with a swor#, an# he 1ut off his hea#, an# it s)ran/ to a #istan1e, an# $sau fell amon/ the )eo)le of the 'attle. ED "n# when !hushim #i# this thin/ the sons of Ja1o' )re%aile# o%er the sons of $sau, an# the sons of Ja1o' 'urie# their father Ja1o' '0 for1e in the 1a%e, an# the sons of $sau looke# u)on it. EE "n# Ja1o' was 'urie# in 4e'ron, in the 1a%e of ,a1h)elah whi1h "'raham ha# 'ou/ht from the sons of 4eth for the )ossession of a 'urial )la1e, an# he was 'urie# in %er0 1ostl0 /arments. EF "n# no kin/ ha# su1h honor )ai# him as Jose)h )ai# to his father at his #eath, for he 'urie# him with /reat honor like to the 'urial of kin/s. E8 "n# Jose)h an# his 'rothers ma#e a mournin/ of se%en #a0s for their father.

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1 "n# it was after this that the sons of $sau wa/e# war with the sons of Ja1o', an# the sons of $sau fou/ht with the sons of Ja1o' in 4e'ron, an# $sau was still l0in/ #ea#, an# not 'urie#. B "n# the 'attle was hea%0 'etween them, an# the sons of $sau were stri1ken 'efore the sons of Ja1o', an# the sons of Ja1o' slew of the sons of $sau ei/ht0 men, an# not one #ie# of the )eo)le
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of the sons of Ja1o'A an# the han# of Jose)h )re%aile# o%er all the )eo)le of the sons of $sau, an# he took ?e)ho, the son of $li)ha=, the son of $sau, an# fift0 of his men 1a)ti%e, an# he 'oun# them with 1hains of iron, an# /a%e them into the han# of his ser%ants to 'rin/ them to $/0)t. 3 "n# it 1ame to )ass when the sons of Ja1o' ha# taken ?e)ho an# his )eo)le 1a)ti%e, all those that remaine# were /reatl0 afrai# of their li%es from the house of $sau, for fear that the0 shoul# also 'e taken 1a)ti%e, an# the0 all fle# with $li)ha= the son of $sau an# his )eo)le, with $sau8s 'o#0, an# the0 went on their roa# to ,ount Seir. C "n# the0 1ame to ,ount Seir an# the0 'urie# $sau in Seir, 'ut the0 ha# not 'rou/ht his hea# with them to Seir, for it was 'urie# in that )la1e where the 'attle ha# 'een in 4e'ron. D "n# it 1ame to )ass when the sons of $sau ha# fle# from 'efore the sons of Ja1o', the sons of Ja1o' )ursue# them to the 'or#ers of Seir, 'ut the0 #i# not sla0 a sin/le man from amon/ them when the0 )ursue# them, for $sau8s 'o#0 whi1h the0 1arrie# with them e:1ite# their 1onfusion, so the0 fle# an# the sons of Ja1o' turne# 'a1k from them an# 1ame u) to the )la1e where their 'rothers were in 4e'ron, an# the0 remaine# there on that #a0, an# on the ne:t #a0 until the0 reste# from the 'attle. E "n# it 1ame to )ass on the thir# #a0 the0 assem'le# all the sons of Seir the 4orite, an# the0 assem'le# all the 1hil#ren of the east, a multitu#e of )eo)le like the san# of the sea, an# the0 went an# 1ame #own to $/0)t to fi/ht with Jose)h an# his 'rothers, in or#er to #eli%er their 'rothers. F "n# Jose)h an# all the sons of Ja1o' hear# that the sons of $sau an# the 1hil#ren of the east ha# 1ome u)on them to 'attle in or#er to #eli%er their 'rothers. 8 "n# Jose)h an# his 'rothers an# the stron/ men of $/0)t went out an# fou/ht in the 1it0 of +ameses, an# Jose)h an# his 'rothers #ealt out a tremen#ous 'low amon/ the sons of $sau an# the 1hil#ren of the east. G "n# the0 slew of them si: hun#re# thousan# men, an# the0 slew amon/ them all the mi/ht0 men of the 1hil#ren of Seir the 4oriteA there were onl0 a few of them left, an# the0 slew also a /reat man0 of the 1hil#ren of the east, an# of the 1hil#ren of $sauA an# $li)ha= the son of $sau, an# the 1hil#ren of the east all fle# 'efore Jose)h an# his 'rothers. 10 "n# Jose)h an# his 'rothers )ursue# them until the0 1ame to Su11oth, an# the0 0et slew of them in Su11oth thirt0 men, an# the rest es1a)e# an# the0 fle# ea1h to his 1it0. 11 "n# Jose)h an# his 'rothers an# the mi/ht0 men of $/0)t turne# 'a1k from them with >o0 an# 1heerfulness of heart, for the0 ha# stri1ken all their enemies. 1B "n# ?e)ho the son of $li)ha= an# his men were still sla%es in $/0)t to the sons of Ja1o', an# their )ains in1rease#. 13 "n# when the sons of $sau an# the sons of Seir returne# to their lan#, the sons of Seir saw that the0 ha# all fallen into the han#s of the sons of Ja1o', an# the )eo)le of $/0)t, 'e1ause of the 'attle of the sons of $sau. 1C "n# the sons of Seir sai# to the sons of $sau, 5ou ha%e seen an# therefore 0ou know that this 1am) was on 0our a11ount, an# not one mi/ht0 man or an a#e)t in war remaineth. 1D 6ow therefore /o out from our lan#, /o from us to the lan# of !anaan to the lan# of the #wellin/ of 0our fathersA for what reason shall 0our 1hil#ren inherit the effe1ts of our 1hil#ren in latter #a0s? 1E "n# the 1hil#ren of $sau woul# not listen to the 1hil#ren of Seir, an# the 1hil#ren of Seir 1onsi#ere# to make war with them.
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1F "n# the 1hil#ren of $sau sent se1retl0 to "n/eas kin/ of "fri1a, the same is 2inha'ah, sa0in/, 18 Sen# to us some of 0our men an# let them 1ome to us, an# we will fi/ht to/ether with the 1hil#ren of Seir the 4orite, for the0 ha%e resol%e# to fi/ht with us to #ri%e us awa0 from the lan#. 1G "n# "n/eas kin/ of 2inha'ah #i# so, for he was in those #a0s frien#l0 to the 1hil#ren of $sau, an# "n/eas sent fi%e hun#re# %aliant infantr0 to the 1hil#ren of $sau, an# ei/ht hun#re# 1a%alr0. B0 "n# the 1hil#ren of Seir sent to the 1hil#ren of the east an# to the 1hil#ren of ,i#ian, sa0in/, 5ou ha%e seen what the 1hil#ren of $sau ha%e #one to us, u)on whose a11ount we are almost all #estro0e#, in their 'attle with the sons of Ja1o'. B1 6ow therefore 1ome to us an# assist us, an# we will fi/ht them to/ether, an# we will #ri%e them from the lan# an# 'e a%en/e# of the 1ause of our 'rothers who #ie# for their sakes in their 'attle with their 'rothers the sons of Ja1o'. BB "n# all the 1hil#ren of the east listene# to the 1hil#ren of Seir, an# the0 1ame to them a'out ei/ht hun#re# men with #rawn swor#s, an# the 1hil#ren of $sau fou/ht with the 1hil#ren of Seir at that time in the wil#erness of .aran. B3 "n# the 1hil#ren of Seir )re%aile# then o%er the sons of $sau, an# the 1hil#ren of Seir slew on that #a0 of the 1hil#ren of $sau in that 'attle a'out two hun#re# men of the )eo)le of "n/eas kin/ of 2inha'ah. BC "n# on the se1on# #a0 the 1hil#ren of $sau 1ame a/ain to fi/ht a se1on# time with the 1hil#ren of Seir, an# the 'attle was sore u)on the 1hil#ren of $sau this se1on# time, an# it trou'le# them /reatl0 'e1ause of the 1hil#ren of Seir. BD "n# when the 1hil#ren of $sau saw that the 1hil#ren of Seir were more )owerful than the0 were, some men of the 1hil#ren of $sau turne# an# assiste# the 1hil#ren of Seir their enemies. BE "n# there fell 0et of the )eo)le of the 1hil#ren of $sau in the se1on# 'attle fift0-ei/ht men of the )eo)le at "n/eas kin/ of 2inha'ah. BF "n# on the thir# #a0 the 1hil#ren of $sau hear# that some of their 'rothers ha# turne# from them to fi/ht a/ainst them in the se1on# 'attleA an# the 1hil#ren of $sau mourne# when the0 hear# this thin/. B8 "n# the0 sai#, 3hat shall we #o to our 'rothers who turne# from us to assist the 1hil#ren of Seir our enemies? an# the 1hil#ren of $sau a/ain sent to "n/eas kin/ of 2inha'ah, sa0in/, BG Sen# to us a/ain other men that with them we ma0 fi/ht with the 1hil#ren of Seir, for the0 ha%e alrea#0 twi1e 'een hea%ier than we were. 30 "n# "n/eas a/ain sent to the 1hil#ren of $sau a'out si: hun#re# %aliant men, an# the0 1ame to assist the 1hil#ren of $sau. 31 "n# in ten #a0s8 time the 1hil#ren of $sau a/ain wa/e# war with the 1hil#ren of Seir in the wil#erness of .aran, an# the 'attle was %er0 se%ere u)on the 1hil#ren of Seir, an# the 1hil#ren of $sau )re%aile# at this time o%er the 1hil#ren of Seir, an# the 1hil#ren of Seir were stri1ken 'efore the 1hil#ren of $sau, an# the 1hil#ren of $sau slew from them a'out two thousan# men. 3B "n# all the mi/ht0 men of the 1hil#ren of Seir #ie# in this 'attle, an# there onl0 remaine# their 0oun/ 1hil#ren that were left in their 1ities. 33 "n# all ,i#ian an# the 1hil#ren of the east 'etook themsel%es to fli/ht from the 'attle, an# the0 left the 1hil#ren of Seir an# fle# when the0 saw that the 'attle was se%ere u)on them, an# the 1hil#ren of $sau )ursue# all the 1hil#ren of the east until the0 rea1he# their lan#. 3C "n# the 1hil#ren of $sau slew 0et of them a'out two hun#re# an# fift0 men an# from the
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)eo)le of the 1hil#ren of $sau there fell in that 'attle a'out thirt0 men, 'ut this e%il 1ame u)on them throu/h their 'rothers turnin/ from them to assist the 1hil#ren of Seir the 4orite, an# the 1hil#ren of $sau a/ain hear# of the e%il #oin/s of their 'rothers, an# the0 a/ain mourne# 'e1ause of this thin/. 3D "n# it 1ame to )ass after the 'attle, the 1hil#ren of $sau turne# 'a1k an# 1ame home to Seir, an# the 1hil#ren of $sau slew those who ha# remaine# in the lan# of the 1hil#ren of SeirA the0 slew also their wi%es an# little ones, the0 #i# not lea%e a soul ali%e e:1e)t fift0 0oun/ la#s an# #amsels whom the0 suffere# to li%e, an# the 1hil#ren of $sau #i# not )ut them to #eath, an# the la#s 'e1ame their sla%es, an# the #amsels the0 took for wi%es. 3E "n# the 1hil#ren of $sau #welt in Seir in the )la1e of the 1hil#ren of Seir, an# the0 inherite# their lan# an# took )ossession of it. 3F "n# the 1hil#ren of $sau took all 'elon/in/ in the lan# to the 1hil#ren of Seir, also their flo1ks, their 'ullo1ks an# their /oo#s, an# all 'elon/in/ to the 1hil#ren of Seir, #i# the 1hil#ren of $sau take, an# the 1hil#ren of $sau #welt in Seir in the )la1e of the 1hil#ren of Seir to this #a0, an# the 1hil#ren of $sau #i%i#e# the lan# into #i%isions to the fi%e sons of $sau, a11or#in/ to their families. 38 "n# it 1ame to )ass in those #a0s, that the 1hil#ren of $sau resol%e# to 1rown a kin/ o%er them in the lan# of whi1h the0 'e1ame )ossesse#. "n# the0 sai# to ea1h other, 6ot so, for he shall rei/n o%er us in our lan#, an# we shall 'e un#er his 1ounsel an# he shall fi/ht our 'attles, a/ainst our enemies, an# the0 #i# so. 3G "n# all the 1hil#ren of $sau swore, sa0in/, hat none of their 'rothers shoul# e%er rei/n o%er them, 'ut a stran/e man who is not of their 'rothers, for the souls of all the 1hil#ren of $sau were em'ittere# e%er0 man a/ainst his son, 'rother an# frien#, 'e1ause of the e%il the0 sustaine# from their 'rothers when the0 fou/ht with the 1hil#ren of Seir. C0 herefore the sons of $sau swore, sa0in/, &rom that #a0 forwar# the0 woul# not 1hoose a kin/ from their 'rothers, 'ut one from a stran/e lan# to this #a0. C1 "n# there was a man there from the )eo)le of "n/eas kin/ of 2inha'ahA his name was Bela the son of Beor, who was a %er0 %aliant man, 'eautiful an# 'eautiful an# wise in all wis#om, an# a man of sense an# 1ounselA an# there was none of the )eo)le of "n/eas like that of him. CB "n# all the 1hil#ren of $sau took him an# anointe# him an# the0 1rowne# him for a kin/, an# the0 'owe# #own to him, an# the0 sai# to him, ,a0 the kin/ li%e, ma0 the kin/ li%e. C3 "n# the0 s)rea# out the sheet, an# the0 'rou/ht him ea1h man earrin/s of /ol# an# sil%er or rin/s or 'ra1elets, an# the0 ma#e him %er0 ri1h in sil%er an# in /ol#, in on0: stones an# '#ellium, an# the0 ma#e him a ro0al throne, an# the0 )la1e# a re/al 1rown u)on his hea#, an# the0 'uilt a )ala1e for him an# he #welt in there, an# he 'e1ame kin/ o%er all the 1hil#ren of $sau. CC "n# the )eo)le of "n/eas took their hire for their 'attle from the 1hil#ren of $sau, an# the0 went an# returne# at that time to their master in 2inha'ah. CD "n# Bela rei/ne# o%er the 1hil#ren of $sau thirt0 0ears, an# the 1hil#ren of $sau #welt in the lan# instea# of the 1hil#ren of Seir, an# the0 #welt se1urel0 in their stea# to this #a0.

%HA$TER ,8
1 "n# it 1ame to )ass in the thirt0-se1on# 0ear of the Israelites /oin/ #own to $/0)t, that is in the se%ent0-first 0ear of the life of Jose)h, in that 0ear #ie# .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t, an# ,a/ron his son rei/ne# in his stea#.
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B "n# .haraoh 1omman#e# Jose)h 'efore his #eath to 'e a father to his son, ,a/ron, an# that ,a/ron shoul# 'e un#er the 1are of Jose)h an# un#er his 1ounsel. 3 "n# all $/0)t 1onsente# to this thin/ that Jose)h shoul# 'e kin/ o%er them, for all the $/0)tians lo%e# Jose)h as of heretofore, onl0 ,a/ron the son of .haraoh sat u)on, his father8s throne, an# he 'e1ame kin/ in those #a0s in his father8s stea#. C ,a/ron was fort0-one 0ears ol# when he 'e/an to rei/n, an# fort0 0ears he rei/ne# in $/0)t, an# all $/0)t 1alle# his name .haraoh after the name of his father, as it was their 1ustom to #o in $/0)t to e%er0 kin/ that rei/ne# o%er them. D "n# it 1ame to )ass when .haraoh rei/ne# in his father8s stea#, he )la1e# the laws of $/0)t an# all the affairs of /o%ernment in the han# of Jose)h, as his father ha# 1omman#e# him. E "n# Jose)h 'e1ame kin/ o%er $/0)t, for he su)erinten#e# o%er all $/0)t, an# all $/0)t was un#er his 1are an# un#er his 1ounsel, for all $/0)t in1line# to Jose)h after the #eath of .haraoh, an# the0 lo%e# him e:1ee#in/l0 to rei/n o%er them. F But there were some )eo)le amon/ them, who #i# not like him, sa0in/, 6o stran/er shall rei/n o%er usA still the whole /o%ernment of $/0)t #e%ol%e# in those #a0s u)on Jose)h, after the #eath of .haraoh, he 'ein/ the re/ulator, #oin/ as he like# throu/hout the lan# without an0 one interferin/. 8 "n# all $/0)t was un#er the 1are of Jose)h, an# Jose)h ma#e war with all his surroun#in/ enemies, an# he su'#ue# themA also all the lan# an# all the .hilistines, to the 'or#ers of !anaan, #i# Jose)h su'#ue, an# the0 were all un#er his )ower an# the0 /a%e a 0earl0 ta: to Jose)h. G "n# .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t sat u)on his throne in his father8s stea#, 'ut he was un#er the 1ontrol an# 1ounsel of Jose)h, as he was at first un#er the 1ontrol of his father. 10 6either #i# he rei/n 'ut in the lan# of $/0)t onl0, un#er the 1ounsel of Jose)h, 'ut Jose)h rei/ne# o%er the whole 1ountr0 at that time, from $/0)t to the /reat ri%er .erath. 11 "n# Jose)h was su11essful in all his wa0s, an# the 9or# was with him, an# the 9or# /a%e Jose)h a##itional wis#om, an# honor, an# /lor0, an# lo%e towar# him in the hearts of the $/0)tians an# throu/hout the lan#, an# Jose)h rei/ne# o%er the whole 1ountr0 fort0 0ears. 1B "n# all the 1ountries of the .hilistines an# !anaan an# ?i#on, an# on the other si#e of Jor#an, 'rou/ht )resents to Jose)h all his #a0s, an# the whole 1ountr0 was in the han# of Jose)h, an# the0 'rou/ht to him a 0earl0 tri'ute as it was re/ulate#, for Jose)h ha# fou/ht a/ainst all his surroun#in/ enemies an# su'#ue# them, an# the whole 1ountr0 was in the han# of Jose)h, an# Jose)h sat se1urel0 u)on his throne in $/0)t. 13 "n# also all his 'rothers the sons of Ja1o' #welt se1urel0 in the lan#, all the #a0s of Jose)h, an# the0 were fruitful an# multi)lie# e:1ee#in/l0 in the lan#, an# the0 ser%e# the 9or# all their #a0s, as their father Ja1o' ha# 1omman#e# them. 1C "n# it 1ame to )ass at the en# of man0 #a0s an# 0ears, when the 1hil#ren of $sau were #wellin/ @uietl0 in their lan# with Bela their kin/, that the 1hil#ren of $sau were fruitful an# multi)lie# in the lan#, an# the0 resol%e# to /o an# fi/ht with the sons of Ja1o' an# all $/0)t, an# to #eli%er their 'rother ?e)ho, the son of $li)ha=, an# his men, for the0 were 0et in those #a0s sla%es to Jose)h. 1D "n# the 1hil#ren of $sau sent to all the 1hil#ren of the east, an# the0 ma#e )ea1e with them, an# all the 1hil#ren of the east 1ame to them to /o with the 1hil#ren of $sau to $/0)t to 'attle. 1E "n# there 1ame also to them of the )eo)le of "n/eas, kin/ of 2inha'ah, an# the0 also sent to the 1hil#ren of Ishmael an# the0 also 1ame to them. 1F "n# all this )eo)le assem'le# an# 1ame to Seir to assist the 1hil#ren of $sau in their 'attle, an# this 1am) was %er0 lar/e an# hea%0 with )eo)le, numerous as the san# of the sea, a'out
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ei/ht hun#re# thousan# men, infantr0 an# 1a%alr0, an# all these troo)s went #own to $/0)t to fi/ht with the sons of Ja1o', an# the0 en1am)e# '0 +ameses. 18 "n# Jose)h went out with his 'rothers with the mi/ht0 men of $/0)t, a'out si: hun#re# men, an# the0 fou/ht with them in the lan# of +amesesA an# the sons of Ja1o' at that time a/ain fou/ht with the 1hil#ren of $sau, in the fiftieth 0ear of the sons of Ja1o' /oin/ #own to $/0)t, that is the thirtieth 0ear of the rei/n of Bela o%er the 1hil#ren of $sau in Seir. 1G "n# the 9or# /a%e all the mi/ht0 men of $sau an# the 1hil#ren of the east into the han# of Jose)h an# his 'rothers, an# the )eo)le of the 1hil#ren of $sau an# the 1hil#ren of the east were stri1ken 'efore Jose)h. B0 "n# of the )eo)le of $sau an# the 1hil#ren of the east that were slain, there fell 'efore the sons of Ja1o' a'out two hun#re# thousan# men, an# their kin/ Bela the son of Beor fell with them in the 'attle, an# when the 1hil#ren of $sau saw that their kin/ ha# fallen in 'attle an# was #ea#, their han#s 'e1ame weak in the 1om'at. B1 "n# Jose)h an# his 'rothers an# all $/0)t were still strikin/ the )eo)le of the house of $sau, an# all $sau8s )eo)le were afrai# of the sons of Ja1o' an# fle# from 'efore them. BB "n# Jose)h an# his 'rothers an# all $/0)t )ursue# them a #a08s >ourne0, an# the0 slew 0et from them a'out three hun#re# men, 1ontinuin/ to strike them in the roa#A an# the0 afterwar# turne# 'a1k from them. B3 "n# Jose)h an# all his 'rothers returne# to $/0)t, not one man was missin/ from them, 'ut of the $/0)tians there fell twel%e men. BC "n# when Jose)h returne# to $/0)t he or#ere# ?e)ho an# his men to 'e a##itionall0 'oun#, an# the0 'oun# them in irons an# the0 in1rease# their /rief. BD "n# all the )eo)le of the 1hil#ren of $sau, an# the 1hil#ren of the east, returne# in shame ea1h to his 1it0, for all the mi/ht0 men that were with them ha# fallen in 'attle. BE "n# when the 1hil#ren of $sau saw that their kin/ ha# #ie# in 'attle the0 hurrie# an# took a man from the )eo)le of the 1hil#ren of the eastA his name was Jo'a' the son of ?ara1h, from the lan# of Bot=rah, an# the0 1ause# him to rei/n o%er them instea# of Bela their kin/. BF "n# Jo'a' sat u)on the throne of Bela as kin/ in his stea#, an# Jo'a' rei/ne# in $#om o%er all the 1hil#ren of $sau ten 0ears, an# the 1hil#ren of $sau went no more to fi/ht with the sons of Ja1o' from that #a0 forwar#, for the sons of $sau knew the %alor of the sons of Ja1o', an# the0 were /reatl0 afrai# of them. B8 But from that #a0 forwar# the 1hil#ren of $sau hate# the sons of Ja1o', an# the hatre# an# enmit0 were %er0 stron/ 'etween them all the #a0s, to this #a0. BG "n# it 1ame to )ass after this, at the en# of ten 0ears, Jo'a', the son of ?ara1h, from Bot=rah, #ie#, an# the 1hil#ren of $sau took a man whose name was !husham, from the lan# of eman, an# the0 ma#e him kin/ o%er them instea# of Jo'a', an# !husham rei/ne# in $#om o%er all the 1hil#ren of $sau for twent0 0ears. 30 "n# Jose)h, kin/ of $/0)t, an# his 'rothers, an# all the 1hil#ren of Israel #welt se1urel0 in $/0)t in those #a0s, to/ether with all the 1hil#ren of Jose)h an# his 'rothers, ha%in/ no hin#ran1e or e%il a11i#ent an# the lan# of $/0)t was at that time at rest from war in the #a0s of Jose)h an# his 'rothers.

%HA$TER ,.
1 "n# these are the names of the sons of Israel who #welt in $/0)t, who ha# 1ome with Ja1o', all the sons of Ja1o' 1ame to $/0)t, e%er0 man with his househol#.
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B he 1hil#ren of 9eah were +eu'en, Simeon, 9e%i, Ju#ah, Issa1har an# ?e'ulun, an# their sister 2inah. 3 "n# the sons of +a1hel were Jose)h an# Ben>amin. C "n# the sons of ?il)ah, the han#mai# of 9eah, were -a# an# "sher. D "n# the sons of Bilhah, the han#mai# of +a1hel, were 2an an# 6a)htali. E "n# these were their offs)rin/ that were 'orn to them in the lan# of !anaan, 'efore the0 1ame to $/0)t with their father Ja1o'. F he sons of +eu'en were !hano1h, .allu, !het=ron an# !armi. 8 "n# the sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, 7ha#, Ja1hin, ?o1har an# Saul, the son of the !anaanitish woman. G "n# the 1hil#ren of 9e%i were -ershon, (ehath an# ,erari, an# their sister Jo1he'e#, who was 'orn to them in their /oin/ #own to $/0)t. 10 "n# the sons of Ju#ah were $r, 7nan, Shelah, .ere= an# ?ara1h. 11 "n# $r an# 7nan #ie# in the lan# of !anaanA an# the sons of .ere= were !he=ron an# !hamul. 1B "n# the sons of Issa1har were ola, .u%ah, Jo' an# Shomron. 13 "n# the sons of ?e'ulun were Sere#, $lon an# Ja1hleel, an# the son of 2an was !hushim. 1C "n# the sons of 6a)htali were Ja1h=eel, -uni, Jet=er an# Shilam. 1D "n# the sons of -a# were ?i)hion, !ha//i, Shuni, $='on, $ri, "ro#i an# "reli. 1E "n# the 1hil#ren of "sher were Jimnah, Jish%ah, Jish%i, Beriah an# their sister Sera1hA an# the sons of Beriah were !he'er an# ,al1hiel. 1F "n# the sons of Ben>amin were Bela, Be1her, "sh'el, -era, 6aaman, "1hi, +osh, ,u)im, !hu)im an# 7r#. 18 "n# the sons of Jose)h, that were 'orn to him in $/0)t, were ,anasseh an# $)hraim. 1G "n# all the souls that went out from the loins of Ja1o', were se%ent0 soulsA these are the0 who 1ame with Ja1o' their father to $/0)t to #well there: an# Jose)h an# all his 'rothers #welt se1urel0 in $/0)t, an# the0 ate of the 'est of $/0)t all the #a0s of the life of Jose)h. B0 "n# Jose)h li%e# in the lan# of $/0)t ninet0-three 0ears, an# Jose)h rei/ne# o%er all $/0)t ei/ht0 0ears. B1 "n# when the #a0s of Jose)h #rew near that he shoul# #ie, he sent an# 1alle# for his 'rothers an# all his father8s househol#, an# the0 all 1ame to/ether an# sat 'efore him. BB "n# Jose)h sai# to his 'rothers an# to the whole of his father8s househol#, I #ie, an# -o# will surel0 %isit 0ou an# 'rin/ 0ou u) from this lan# to the lan# whi1h he swore to 0our fathers to /i%e to them. B3 "n# it shall 'e when -o# shall %isit 0ou to 'rin/ 0ou u) from here to the lan# of 0our fathers, then 'rin/ u) m0 'ones with 0ou from here. BC "n# Jose)h ma#e the sons of Israel to swear for their see# after them, sa0in/, -o# will surel0 %isit 0ou an# 0ou shall 'rin/ u) m0 'ones with 0ou from here. BD "n# it 1ame to )ass after this that Jose)h #ie# in that 0ear, the se%ent0-first 0ear of the Israelites /oin/ #own to $/0)t. BE "n# Jose)h was one hun#re# an# ten 0ears ol# when he #ie# in the lan# of $/0)t, an# all his 'rothers an# all his ser%ants rose u) an# the0 em'alme# Jose)h, as was their 1ustom, an# his 'rothers an# all $/0)t mourne# o%er him for se%ent0 #a0s. BF "n# the0 )ut Jose)h in a 1offin fille# with s)i1es an# all sorts of )erfume, an# the0 'urie# him '0 the si#e of the ri%er, that is Sihor, an# his sons an# all his 'rothers, an# the whole of his father8s househol# ma#e a se%en #a08s mournin/ for him.
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B8 "n# it 1ame to )ass after the #eath of Jose)h, all the $/0)tians 'e/an in those #a0s to rule o%er the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# .haraoh, kin/ of $/0)t, who rei/ne# in his father8s stea#, took all the laws of $/0)t an# 1on#u1te# the whole /o%ernment of $/0)t un#er his 1ounsel, an# he rei/ne# se1urel0 o%er his )eo)le.

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1 "n# when the 0ear 1ame roun#, 'ein/ the se%ent0-se1on# 0ear from the Israelites /oin/ #own to $/0)t, after the #eath of Jose)h, ?e)ho, the son of $li)ha=, the son of $sau, fle# from $/0)t, he an# his men, an# the0 went awa0. B "n# he 1ame to "fri1a, whi1h is 2inha'ah, to "n/eas kin/ of "fri1a, an# "n/eas re1ei%e# them with /reat honor, an# he ma#e ?e)ho the 1a)tain of his host. 3 "n# ?e)ho foun# fa%or in the si/ht of "n/eas an# in the si/ht of his )eo)le, an# ?e)ho was 1a)tain of the host to "n/eas kin/ of "fri1a for man0 #a0s. C "n# ?e)ho enti1e# "n/eas kin/ of "fri1a to 1olle1t all his arm0 to /o an# fi/ht with the $/0)tians, an# with the sons of Ja1o', an# to a%en/e of them the 1ause of his 'rothers. D But "n/eas woul# not listen to ?e)ho to #o this thin/, for "n/eas knew the stren/th of the sons of Ja1o', an# what the0 ha# #one to his arm0 in their warfare with the 1hil#ren of $sau. E "n# ?e)ho was in those #a0s %er0 /reat in the si/ht of "n/eas an# in the si/ht of all his )eo)le, an# he 1ontinuall0 enti1e# them to make war a/ainst $/0)t, 'ut the0 woul# not. F "n# it 1ame to )ass in those #a0s there was in the lan# of !hittim a man in the 1it0 of .u=imna, whose name was ;=u, an# he 'e1ame #e/eneratel0 #eifie# '0 the 1hil#ren of !hittim, an# the man #ie# an# ha# no son, onl0 one #au/hter whose name was Jania. 8 "n# the #amsel was e:1ee#in/l0 'eautiful, 'eautiful an# intelli/ent, there was none seen like to her for 'eaut0 an# wis#om throu/hout the lan#. G "n# the )eo)le of "n/eas kin/ of "fri1a saw her an# the0 1ame an# )raise# her to him, an# "n/eas sent to the 1hil#ren of !hittim, an# he re@ueste# to take her to himself for a wife, an# the )eo)le of !hittim 1onsente# to /i%e her for him for a wife. 10 "n# when the messen/ers of "n/eas were /oin/ out from the lan# of !hittim to take their >ourne0, the messen/ers of urnus kin/ of Bi'entu 1ame to !hittim, for urnus kin/ of Bi'entu also sent his messen/ers to re@uest Jania for him, to take for himself for a wife, for all his men ha# also )raise# her to him, therefore he sent all his ser%ants to her. 11 "n# the ser%ants of urnus 1ame to !hittim, an# the0 aske# for Jania, to 'e taken to urnus their kin/ for a wife. 1B "n# the )eo)le of !hittim sai# to them, 3e 1annot /i%e her, 'e1ause "n/eas kin/ of "fri1a #esire# her to take her to him for a wife 'efore 0ou 1ame, an# that we shoul# /i%e her to him, an# now therefore we 1annot #o this thin/ to #e)ri%e "n/eas of the #amsel in or#er to /i%e her to urnus. 13 &or we are /reatl0 afrai# of "n/eas for fear that he 1ome in 'attle a/ainst us an# #estro0 us, an# urnus 0our master will not 'e a'le to #eli%er us from his han#. 1C "n# when the messen/ers of urnus hear# all the wor#s of the 1hil#ren of !hittim, the0 turne# 'a1k to their master an# tol# him all the wor#s of the 1hil#ren of !hittim. 1D "n# the 1hil#ren of !hittim sent a memorial to "n/eas, sa0in/, urnus has sent for Jania to take her for him for a wife, an# in this manner ha%e we answere# himA an# we hear# that he has 1olle1te# his whole arm0 to /o to war a/ainst 0ou, an# he inten#s to )ass '0 the roa# of Sar#unia to fi/ht a/ainst 0our 'rother 9u1us, an# after that he will 1ome to fi/ht a/ainst 0ou.
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1E "n# "n/eas hear# the wor#s of the 1hil#ren of !hittim whi1h the0 sent to him in the re1or#, an# his an/er was kin#le# an# he rose u) an# assem'le# his whole arm0 an# 1ame throu/h the islan#s of the sea, the roa# to Sar#unia, to his 'rother 9u1us kin/ of Sar#unia. 1F "n# 6i'los, the son of 9u1us, hear# that his un1le "n/eas was 1omin/, an# he went out to meet him with a hea%0 arm0, an# he kisse# him an# em'ra1e# him, an# 6i'los sai# to "n/eas, 3hen 0ou ask m0 father after his welfare, when I shall /o with 0ou to fi/ht with urnus, ask of him to make me 1a)tain of his host, an# "n/eas #i# so, an# he 1ame to his 'rother an# his 'rother 1ame to meet him, an# he aske# him after his welfare. 18 "n# "n/eas aske# his 'rother 9u1us after his welfare, an# to make his son 6i'los 1a)tain of his host, an# 9u1us #i# so, an# "n/eas an# his 'rother 9u1us rose u) an# the0 went towar# urnus to 'attle, an# there was with them a /reat arm0 an# a hea%0 )eo)le. 1G "n# he 1ame in shi)s, an# the0 1ame into the )ro%in1e of "shtorash, an# urnus 1ame towar# them, for he went out to Sar#unia, an# inten#e# to #estro0 it an# afterwar# to )ass on from there to "n/eas to fi/ht with him. B0 "n# "n/eas an# 9u1us his 'rother met urnus in the %alle0 of !ano)ia, an# the 'attle was stron/ an# mi/ht0 'etween them in that )la1e. B1 "n# the 'attle was se%ere u)on 9u1us kin/ of Sar#unia, an# all his arm0 fell, an# 6i'los his son fell also in that 'attle. BB "n# his un1le "n/eas 1omman#e# his ser%ants an# the0 ma#e a /ol#en 1offin for 6i'los an# the0 )ut him into it, an# "n/eas a/ain wa/e# 'attle towar# urnus, an# "n/eas was stron/er than he, an# he slew him, an# he stru1k all his )eo)le with the e#/e of the swor#, an# "n/eas a%en/e# the 1ause of 6i'los his 'rother8s son an# the 1ause of the arm0 of his 'rother 9u1us. B3 "n# when urnus #ie#, the han#s of those that sur%i%e# the 'attle 'e1ame weak, an# the0 fle# from 'efore "n/eas an# 9u1us his 'rother. BC "n# "n/eas an# his 'rother 9u1us )ursue# them to the hi/hroa#, whi1h is 'etween "l)hanu an# +omah, an# the0 slew the whole arm0 of urnus with the e#/e of the swor#. BD "n# 9u1us kin/ of Sar#unia 1omman#e# his ser%ants that the0 shoul# make a 1offin of 'rass, an# that the0 shoul# )la1e in there the 'o#0 of his son 6i'los, an# the0 'urie# him in that )la1e. BE "n# the0 'uilt u)on it a hi/h tower there u)on the hi/hroa#, an# the0 1alle# its name after the name of 6i'los to this #a0, an# the0 also 'urie# urnus kin/ of Bi'entu there in that )la1e with 6i'los. BF "n# u)on the hi/hroa# 'etween "l)hanu an# +omah the /ra%e of 6i'los is on one si#e an# the /ra%e of urnus on the other, an# a )a%ement 'etween them to this #a0. B8 "n# when 6i'los was 'urie#, 9u1us his father returne# with his arm0 to his lan# Sar#unia, an# "n/eas his 'rother kin/ of "fri1a went with his )eo)le to the 1it0 of Bi'entu, that is the 1it0 of urnus. BG "n# the inha'itants of Bi'entu hear# of his fame an# the0 were /reatl0 afrai# of him, an# the0 went out to meet him with wee)in/ an# )ra0in/, an# the inha'itants of Bi'entu )etitione# of "n/eas not to sla0 them nor #estro0 their 1it0A an# he #i# so, for Bi'entu was in those #a0s re1kone# as one of the 1ities of the 1hil#ren of !hittimA therefore he #i# not #estro0 the 1it0. 30 But from that #a0 forwar# the troo)s of the kin/ of "fri1a woul# /o to !hittim to s)oil an# )lun#er it, an# whene%er the0 went, ?e)ho the 1a)tain of the host of "n/eas woul# /o with them. 31 "n# it was after this that "n/eas turne# with his arm0 an# the0 1ame to the 1it0 of .u=imna, an# "n/eas took from there Jania the #au/hter of ;=u for a wife an# 'rou/ht her to his 1it0 to "fri1a.
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1 "n# it 1ame to )ass at that time .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t 1omman#e# all his )eo)le to make for him a stron/ )ala1e in $/0)t. B "n# he also 1omman#e# the sons of Ja1o' to assist the $/0)tians in the 'uil#in/, an# the $/0)tians ma#e a 'eautiful an# ele/ant )ala1e for a ro0al ha'itation, an# he #welt in there an# he renewe# his /o%ernment an# he rei/ne# se1urel0. 3 "n# ?e'ulun the son of Ja1o' #ie# in that 0ear, that is the se%ent0-se1on# 0ear of the /oin/ #own of the Israelites to $/0)t, an# ?e'ulun #ie# a hun#re# an# fourteen 0ears ol#, an# was )ut into a 1offin an# /i%en into the han#s of his 1hil#ren. C "n# in the se%ent0-fifth 0ear #ie# his 'rother Simeon, he was a hun#re# an# twent0 0ears ol# at his #eath, an# he was also )ut into a 1offin an# /i%en into the han#s of his 1hil#ren. D "n# ?e)ho the son of $li)ha= the son of $sau, 1a)tain of the host to "n/eas kin/ of 2inha'ah, was still #ail0 enti1in/ "n/eas to )re)are for 'attle to fi/ht with the sons of Ja1o' in $/0)t, an# "n/eas was unwillin/ to #o this thin/, for his ser%ants ha# relate# to him all the mi/ht of the sons of Ja1o', what the0 ha# #one to them in their 'attle with the 1hil#ren of $sau. E "n# ?e)ho was in those #a0s #ail0 enti1in/ "n/eas to fi/ht with the sons of Ja1o' in those #a0s. F "n# after some time "n/eas listene# to the wor#s of ?e)ho an# 1onsente# to him to fi/ht with the sons of Ja1o' in $/0)t, an# "n/eas /ot all his )eo)le in or#er, a )eo)le numerous as the san# whi1h is u)on the sea shore, an# he forme# his resolution to /o to $/0)t to 'attle. 8 "n# amon/ the ser%ants of "n/eas was a 0outh fifteen 0ears ol#, Balaam the son of Beor was his name an# the 0outh was %er0 wise an# un#erstoo# the are of wit1h1raft. G "n# "n/eas sai# to Balaam, !on>ure for us, I )ra0 0ou, with the wit1h1raft, that we ma0 know who will )re%ail in this 'attle to whi1h we are now )ro1ee#in/. 10 "n# Balaam or#ere# that the0 shoul# 'rin/ him wa:, an# he ma#e of it the likeness of 1hariots an# horsemen re)resentin/ the arm0 of "n/eas an# the arm0 of $/0)t, an# he )ut them in the 1unnin/l0 )re)are# waters that he ha# for that )ur)ose, an# he took in his han# the 'ou/hs of m0rtle trees, an# he e:er1ise# his 1unnin/, an# he >oine# them o%er the water, an# there a))eare# to him in the water the resem'lin/ ima/es of the hosts of "n/eas fallin/ 'efore the resem'lin/ ima/es of the $/0)tians an# the sons of Ja1o'. 11 "n# Balaam tol# this thin/ to "n/eas, an# "n/eas #es)aire# an# #i# not arm himself to /o #own to $/0)t to 'attle, an# he remaine# in his 1it0. 1B "n# when ?e)ho the son of $li)ha= saw that "n/eas #es)aire# of /oin/ out to 'attle with the $/0)tians, ?e)ho fle# from "n/eas from "fri1a, an# he went an# 1ame to !hittim. 13 "n# all the )eo)le of !hittim re1ei%e# him with /reat honor, an# the0 hire# him to fi/ht their 'attles all the #a0s, an# ?e)ho 'e1ame e:1ee#in/l0 ri1h in those #a0s, an# the troo)s of the kin/ of "fri1a still s)rea# themsel%es in those #a0s, an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim assem'le# an# went to ,ount !u)ti=ia 'e1ause of the troo)s of "n/eas kin/ of "fri1a, who were a#%an1in/ u)on them. 1C "n# it was one #a0 that ?e)ho lost a 0oun/ heifer, an# he went to seek it, an# he hear# it lowin/ roun# a'out the mountain. 1D "n# ?e)ho went an# he saw an# there was a lar/e 1a%e at the 'ottom of the mountain, an# there was a /reat stone there at the entran1e of the 1a%e, an# ?e)ho s)lit the stone an# he 1ame into the 1a%e an# he looke# an#, a lar/e animal was #e%ourin/ the o:A from the mi##le u)war# it resem'le# a man, an# from the mi##le #ownwar# it resem'le# an animal, an# ?e)ho rose u)
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a/ainst the animal an# slew it with his swor#s. 1E "n# the inha'itants of !hittim hear# of this thin/, an# the0 re>oi1e# e:1ee#in/l0, an# the0 sai#, 3hat shall we #o to this man who has slain this animal that #e%oure# our 1attle? 1F "n# the0 all assem'le# to 1onse1rate one #a0 in the 0ear to him, an# the0 1alle# the name of it ?e)ho after his name, an# the0 'rou/ht to him #rink offerin/s 0ear after 0ear on that #a0, an# the0 'rou/ht to him /ifts. 18 "t that time Jania the #au/hter of ;=u wife of kin/ "n/eas 'e1ame ill, an# her illness was hea%il0 felt '0 "n/eas an# his offi1ers, an# "n/eas sai# to his wise men, 3hat shall I #o to Jania an# how shall I heal her from her illness? "n# his wise men sai# to him, Be1ause the air of our 1ountr0 is not like the air of the lan# of !hittim, an# our water is not like their water, therefore from this has the @ueen 'e1ome ill. 1G &or throu/h the 1han/e of air an# water she 'e1ame ill, an# also 'e1ause in her 1ountr0 she #rank onl0 the water whi1h 1ame from .urmah, whi1h her an1estors ha# 'rou/ht u) with 'ri#/es. B0 "n# "n/eas 1omman#e# his ser%ants, an# the0 'rou/ht to him in %essels of the waters of .urmah 'elon/in/ to !hittim, an# the0 wei/he# those waters with all the waters of the lan# of "fri1a, an# the0 foun# those waters li/hter than the waters of "fri1a. B1 "n# "n/eas saw this thin/, an# he 1omman#e# all his offi1ers to assem'le the hewers of stone in thousan#s an# tens of thousan#s, an# the0 hewe# stone without num'er, an# the 'uil#ers 1ame an# the0 'uilt an e:1ee#in/l0 stron/ 'ri#/e, an# the0 1on%e0e# the s)rin/ of water from the lan# of !hittim to "fri1a, an# those waters were for Jania the @ueen an# for all her 1on1erns, to #rink from an# to 'ake, wash an# 'athe with it, an# also to water with it all see# from whi1h foo# 1an 'e o'taine#, an# all fruit of the /roun#. BB "n# the kin/ 1omman#e# that the0 shoul# 'rin/ of the soil of !hittim in lar/e shi)s, an# the0 also 'rou/ht stones to 'uil# with, an# the 'uil#ers 'uilt )ala1es for Jania the @ueen, an# the @ueen 'e1ame heale# of her illness. B3 "n# at the re%olution of the 0ear the troo)s of "fri1a 1ontinue# 1omin/ to the lan# of !hittim to )lun#er as usual, an# ?e)ho son of $li)ha= hear# their re)ort, an# he /a%e or#ers 1on1ernin/ them an# he fou/ht with them, an# the0 fle# 'efore him, an# he #eli%ere# the lan# of !hittim from them. BC "n# the 1hil#ren of !hittim saw the %alor of ?e)ho, an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim resol%e# an# the0 ma#e ?e)ho kin/ o%er them, an# he 'e1ame kin/ o%er them, an# while he rei/ne# the0 went to su'#ue the 1hil#ren of u'al, an# all the surroun#in/ islan#s. BD "n# their kin/ ?e)ho went at their hea# an# the0 ma#e war with u'al an# the islan#s, an# the0 su'#ue# them, an# when the0 returne# from the 'attle the0 renewe# his /o%ernment for him, an# the0 'uilt for him a %er0 lar/e )ala1e for his ro0al ha'itation an# seat, an# the0 ma#e a lar/e throne for him, an# ?e)ho rei/ne# o%er the whole lan# of !hittim an# o%er the lan# of Italia fift0 0ears.

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1 In that 0ear, 'ein/ the se%ent0-ninth 0ear of the Israelites /oin/ #own to $/0)t, #ie# +eu'en the son of Ja1o', in the lan# of $/0)tA +eu'en was a hun#re# an# twent0-fi%e 0ears ol# when he #ie#, an# the0 )ut him into a 1offin, an# he was /i%en into the han#s of his 1hil#ren. B "n# in the ei/htieth 0ear #ie# his 'rother 2anA he was a hun#re# an# twent0 0ears at his #eath, an# he was also )ut into a 1offin an# /i%en into the han#s of his 1hil#ren.
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3 "n# in that 0ear #ie# !husham kin/ of $#om, an# after him rei/ne# 4a#a# the son of Be#a#, for thirt0-fi%e 0earsA an# in the ei/ht0-first 0ear #ie# Issa1har the son of Ja1o', in $/0)t, an# Issa1har was a hun#re# an# twent0-two 0ears ol# at his #eath, an# he was )ut into a 1offin in $/0)t, an# /i%en into the han#s of his 1hil#ren. C "n# in the ei/ht0-se1on# 0ear #ie# "sher his 'rother, he was a hun#re# an# twent0-three 0ears ol# at his #eath, an# he was )la1e# in a 1offin in $/0)t, an# /i%en into the han#s of his 1hil#ren. D "n# in the ei/ht0-thir# 0ear #ie# -a#, he was a hun#re# an# twent0-fi%e 0ears ol# at his #eath, an# he was )ut into a 1offin in $/0)t, an# /i%en into the han#s of his 1hil#ren. E "n# it 1ame to )ass in the ei/ht0-fourth 0ear, that is the fiftieth 0ear of the rei/n of 4a#a#, son of Be#a#, kin/ of $#om, that 4a#a# assem'le# all the 1hil#ren of $sau, an# he /ot his whole arm0 in rea#iness, a'out four hun#re# thousan# men, an# he #ire1te# his wa0 to the lan# of ,oa', an# he went to fi/ht with ,oa' an# to make them tri'utar0 to him. F "n# the 1hil#ren of ,oa' hear# this thin/, an# the0 were %er0 mu1h afrai#, an# the0 sent to the 1hil#ren of ,i#ian to assist them in fi/htin/ with 4a#a#, son of Be#a#, kin/ of $#om. 8 "n# 4a#a# 1ame to the lan# of ,oa', an# ,oa' an# the 1hil#ren of ,i#ian went out to meet him, an# the0 )la1e# themsel%es in 'attle arra0 a/ainst him in the fiel# of ,oa'. G "n# 4a#a# fou/ht with ,oa', an# there fell of the 1hil#ren of ,oa' an# the 1hil#ren of ,i#ian man0 slain ones, a'out two hun#re# thousan# men. 10 "n# the 'attle was %er0 se%ere u)on ,oa', an# when the 1hil#ren of ,oa' saw that the 'attle was sore u)on them, the0 weakene# their han#s an# turne# their 'a1ks, an# left the 1hil#ren of ,i#ian to 1arr0 on the 'attle. 11 "n# the 1hil#ren of ,i#ian #i# not know the intentions of ,oa', 'ut the0 stren/thene# themsel%es in 'attle an# fou/ht with 4a#a# an# all his host, an# all ,i#ian fell 'efore him. 1B "n# 4a#a# stru1k all ,i#ian with a hea%0 strikin/, an# he slew them with the e#/e of the swor#, he left none remainin/ of those who 1ame to assist ,oa'. 13 "n# when all the 1hil#ren of ,i#ian ha# )erishe# in 'attle, an# the 1hil#ren at ,oa' ha# es1a)e#, 4a#a# ma#e all ,oa' at that time tri'utar0 to him, an# the0 'e1ame un#er his han#, an# the0 /a%e a 0earl0 ta: as it was or#ere#, an# 4a#a# turne# an# went 'a1k to his lan#. 1C "n# at the re%olution of the 0ear, when the rest of the )eo)le of ,i#ian that were in the lan# hear# that all their 'rothers ha# fallen in 'attle with 4a#a# for the sake of ,oa', 'e1ause the 1hil#ren of ,oa' ha# turne# their 'a1ks in 'attle an# left ,i#ian to fi/ht, then fi%e of the )rin1es of ,i#ian resol%e# with the rest of their 'rothers who remaine# in their lan#, to fi/ht with ,oa' to a%en/e the 1ause of their 'rothers. 1D "n# the 1hil#ren of ,i#ian sent to all their 'rothers the 1hil#ren of the east, an# all their 'rothers, all the 1hil#ren of (eturah 1ame to assist ,i#ian to fi/ht with ,oa'. 1E "n# the 1hil#ren of ,oa' hear# this thin/, an# the0 were /reatl0 afrai# that all the 1hil#ren of the east ha# assem'le# to/ether a/ainst them for 'attle, an# the0 the 1hil#ren of ,oa' sent a memorial to the lan# of $#om to 4a#a# the son of Be#a#, sa0in/, 1F !ome now to us an# assist us an# we will strike ,i#ian, for the0 all assem'le# to/ether an# ha%e 1ome a/ainst us with all their 'rothers the 1hil#ren of the east to 'attle, to a%en/e the 1ause of ,i#ian that fell in 'attle. 18 "n# 4a#a#, son of Be#a#, kin/ of $#om, went out with his whole arm0 an# went to the lan# of ,oa' to fi/ht with ,i#ian, an# ,i#ian an# the 1hil#ren of the east fou/ht with ,oa' in the fiel# of ,oa', an# the 'attle was %er0 fier1e 'etween them. 1G "n# 4a#a# stru1k all the 1hil#ren of ,i#ian an# the 1hil#ren of the east with the e#/e of the swor#, an# 4a#a# at that time #eli%ere# ,oa' from the han# of ,i#ian, an# those that remaine#
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of ,i#ian an# of the 1hil#ren of the east fle# 'efore 4a#a# an# his arm0, an# 4a#a# )ursue# them to their lan#, an# stru1k them with a %er0 hea%0 slau/hter, an# the slain fell in the roa#. B0 "n# 4a#a# #eli%ere# ,oa' from the han# of ,i#ian, for all the 1hil#ren of ,i#ian ha# fallen '0 the e#/e of the swor#, an# 4a#a# turne# an# went 'a1k to his lan#. B1 "n# from that #a0 out, the 1hil#ren of ,i#ian hate# the 1hil#ren of ,oa', 'e1ause the0 ha# fallen in 'attle for their sake, an# there was a /reat an# mi/ht0 enmit0 'etween them all the #a0s. BB "n# all that were foun# of ,i#ian in the roa# of the lan# of ,oa' )erishe# '0 the swor# of ,oa', an# all that were foun# of ,oa' in the roa# of the lan# of ,i#ian, )erishe# '0 the swor# of ,i#ianA in this manner #i# ,i#ian to ,oa' an# ,oa' to ,i#ian for man0 #a0s. B3 "n# it 1ame to )ass at that time that Ju#ah the son of Ja1o' #ie# in $/0)t, in the ei/ht0-si:th 0ear of Ja1o'8s /oin/ #own to $/0)t, an# Ju#ah was a hun#re# an# twent0-nine 0ears ol# at his #eath, an# the0 em'alme# him an# )ut him into a 1offin, an# he was /i%en into the han#s of his 1hil#ren. BC "n# in the ei/ht0-ninth 0ear #ie# 6a)htali, he was a hun#re# an# thirt0-two 0ears ol#, an# he was )ut into a 1offin an# /i%en into the han#s of his 1hil#ren. BD "n# it 1ame to )ass in the ninet0-first 0ear of the Israelites /oin/ #own to $/0)t, that is in the thirtieth 0ear of the rei/n of ?e)ho the son of $li)ha=, the son of $sau, o%er the 1hil#ren of !hittim, the 1hil#ren of "fri1a 1ame u)on the 1hil#ren of !hittim to )lun#er them as usual, 'ut the0 ha# not 1ome u)on them for these thirteen 0ears. BE "n# the0 1ame to them in that 0ear, an# ?e)ho the son of $li)ha= went out to them with some of his men an# stru1k them #es)eratel0, an# the troo)s of "fri1a fle# from 'efore ?e)ho an# the slain fell 'efore him, an# ?e)ho an# his men )ursue# them, /oin/ on an# strikin/ them until the0 were near to "fri1a. BF "n# "n/eas kin/ of "fri1a hear# the thin/ whi1h ?e)ho ha# #one, an# it %e:e# him e:1ee#in/l0, an# "n/eas was afrai# of ?e)ho all the #a0s.

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1 "n# in the ninet0-thir# 0ear #ie# 9e%i, the son of Ja1o', in $/0)t, an# 9e%i was a hun#re# an# thirt0-se%en 0ears ol# when he #ie#, an# the0 )ut him into a 1offin an# he was /i%en into the han#s of his 1hil#ren. B "n# it 1ame to )ass after the #eath of 9e%i, when all $/0)t saw that the sons of Ja1o' the 'rothers of Jose)h were #ea#, all the $/0)tians 'e/an to affli1t the 1hil#ren of Ja1o', an# to em'itter their li%es from that #a0 to the #a0 of their /oin/ out from $/0)t, an# the0 took from their han#s all the %ine0ar#s an# fiel#s whi1h Jose)h ha# /i%en to them, an# all the ele/ant houses in whi1h the )eo)le of Israel li%e#, an# all the fat of $/0)t, the $/0)tians took all from the sons of Ja1o' in those #a0s. 3 "n# the han# of all $/0)t 'e1ame more /rie%ous in those #a0s a/ainst the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# the $/0)tians in>ure# the Israelites until the 1hil#ren of Israel were wearie# of their li%es 'e1ause of the $/0)tians. C "n# it 1ame to )ass in those #a0s, in the hun#re# an# se1on# 0ear of Israel8s /oin/ #own to $/0)t, that .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t #ie#, an# ,elol his son rei/ne# in his stea#, an# all the mi/ht0 men of $/0)t an# all that /eneration whi1h knew Jose)h an# his 'rothers #ie# in those #a0s. D "n# another /eneration rose u) in their stea#, whi1h ha# not known the sons of Ja1o' an# all
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the /oo# whi1h the0 ha# #one to them, an# all their mi/ht in $/0)t. E herefore all $/0)t 'e/an from that #a0 out to em'itter the li%es of the sons of Ja1o', an# to affli1t them with all manner of har# la'or, 'e1ause the0 ha# not known their an1estors who ha# #eli%ere# them in the #a0s of the famine. F "n# this was also from the 9or#, for the 1hil#ren of Israel, to 'enefit them in their latter #a0s, in or#er that all the 1hil#ren of Israel mi/ht know the 9or# their -o#. 8 "n# in or#er to know the si/ns an# mi/ht0 won#ers whi1h the 9or# woul# #o in $/0)t 'e1ause of his )eo)le Israel, in or#er that the 1hil#ren of Israel mi/ht fear the 9or# -o# of their an1estors, an# walk in all his wa0s, the0 an# their see# after them all the #a0s. G ,elol was twent0 0ears ol# when he 'e/an to rei/n, an# he rei/ne# ninet0-four 0ears, an# all $/0)t 1alle# his name .haraoh after the name of his father, as it was their 1ustom to #o to e%er0 kin/ who rei/ne# o%er them in $/0)t. 10 "t that time all the troo)s of "n/eas kin/ of "fri1a went out to s)rea# alon/ the lan# of !hittim as usual for )lun#er. 11 "n# ?e)ho the son of $li)ha= the son of $sau hear# their re)ort, an# he went out to meet them with his arm0, an# he fou/ht them there in the roa#. 1B "n# ?e)ho stru1k the troo)s of the kin/ of "fri1a with the e#/e of the swor#, an# left none remainin/ of them, an# not e%en one returne# to his master in "fri1a. 13 "n# "n/eas hear# of this whi1h ?e)ho the son of $li)ha= ha# #one to all his troo)s, that he ha# #estro0e# them, an# "n/eas assem'le# all his troo)s, all the men of the lan# of "fri1a, a )eo)le numerous like the san# '0 the sea shore. 1C "n# "n/eas sent to 9u1us his 'rother, sa0in/, !ome to me with all 0our men an# hel) me to strike ?e)ho an# all the 1hil#ren of !hittim who ha%e #estro0e# m0 men, an# 9u1us 1ame with his whole arm0, a %er0 /reat for1e, to assist "n/eas his 'rother to fi/ht with ?e)ho an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim. 1D "n# ?e)ho an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim hear# this thin/, an# the0 were /reatl0 afrai# an# a /reat terror fell u)on their hearts. 1E "n# ?e)ho also sent a letter to the lan# of $#om to 4a#a# the son of Be#a# kin/ of $#om an# to all the 1hil#ren of $sau, sa0in/, 1F I ha%e hear# that "n/eas kin/ of "fri1a is 1omin/ to us with his 'rother for 'attle a/ainst us, an# we are /reatl0 afrai# of him, for his arm0 is %er0 /reat, )arti1ularl0 as he 1omes a/ainst us with his 'rother an# his arm0 likewise. 18 6ow therefore 1ome 0ou also u) with me an# hel) me, an# we will fi/ht to/ether a/ainst "n/eas an# his 'rother 9u1us, an# 0ou will sa%e us out of their han#s, 'ut if not, know that we shall all #ie. 1G "n# the 1hil#ren of $sau sent a letter to the 1hil#ren of !hittim an# to ?e)ho their kin/, sa0in/, 3e 1annot fi/ht a/ainst "n/eas an# his )eo)le for a 1o%enant of )ea1e has 'een 'etween us these man0 0ears, from the #a0s of Bela the first kin/, an# from the #a0s of Jose)h the son of Ja1o' kin/ of $/0)t, with whom we fou/ht on the other si#e of Jor#an when he 'urie# his father. B0 "n# when ?e)ho hear# the wor#s of his 'rothers the 1hil#ren of $sau he refraine# from them, an# ?e)ho was /reatl0 afrai# of "n/eas. B1 "n# "n/eas an# 9u1us his 'rother arra0e# all their for1es, a'out ei/ht hun#re# thousan# men, a/ainst the 1hil#ren of !hittim. BB "n# all the 1hil#ren of !hittim sai# to ?e)ho, .ra0 for us to the -o# of 0our an1estors, )erha)s he ma0 #eli%er us from the han# of "n/eas an# his arm0, for we ha%e hear# that he is a
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/reat -o# an# that he #eli%ers all who trust in him. B3 "n# ?e)ho hear# their wor#s, an# ?e)ho sou/ht the 9or# an# he sai#, BC 0 9or# -o# of "'raham an# Isaa1 m0 an1estors, this #a0 I know that 0ou are a true -o#, an# all the /o#s of the nations are %ain an# useless. BD +emem'er now this #a0 to me 0our 1o%enant with "'raham our father, whi1h our an1estors relate# to us, an# #o /ra1iousl0 with me this #a0 for the sake of "'raham an# Isaa1 our fathers, an# sa%e me an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim from the han# of the kin/ of "fri1a who 1omes a/ainst us for 'attle. BE "n# the 9or# listene# to the %oi1e of ?e)ho, an# he ha# re/ar# for him 'e1ause of "'raham an# Isaa1, an# the 9or# #eli%ere# ?e)ho an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim from the han# of "n/eas an# his )eo)le. BF "n# ?e)ho fou/ht "n/eas kin/ of "fri1a an# all his )eo)le on that #a0, an# the 9or# /a%e all the )eo)le of "n/eas into the han#s of the 1hil#ren of !hittim. B8 "n# the 'attle was se%ere u)on "n/eas, an# ?e)ho stru1k all the men of "n/eas an# 9u1us his 'rother, with the e#/e of the swor#, an# there fell from them to the e%enin/ of that #a0 a'out four hun#re# thousan# men. BG "n# when "n/eas saw that all his men )erishe#, he sent a letter to all the inha'itants of "fri1a to 1ome to him, to assist him in the 'attle, an# he wrote in the letter, sa0in/, "ll who are foun# in "fri1a let them 1ome to me from ten 0ears ol# an# u)war#A let them all 1ome to me, an# if he 1omes not he shall #ie, an# all that he has, with his whole househol#, the kin/ will take. 30 "n# all the rest of the inha'itants of "fri1a were terrifie# at the wor#s of "n/eas, an# there went out of the 1it0 a'out three hun#re# thousan# men an# 'o0s, from ten 0ears u)war#, an# the0 1ame to "n/eas. 31 "n# at the en# of ten #a0s "n/eas renewe# the 'attle a/ainst ?e)ho an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim, an# the 'attle was %er0 /reat an# stron/ 'etween them. 3B "n# from the arm0 of "n/eas an# 9u1us, ?e)ho sent man0 of the woun#e# to his han#, a'out two thousan# men, an# Sosi)htar the 1a)tain of the host of "n/eas fell in that 'attle. 33 "n# when Sosi)htar ha# fallen, the "fri1an troo)s turne# their 'a1ks to flee, an# the0 fle#, an# "n/eas an# 9u1us his 'rother were with them. 3C "n# ?e)ho an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim )ursue# them, an# the0 stru1k them still hea%il0 on the roa#, a'out two hun#re# men, an# the0 )ursue# "=#ru'al the son of "n/eas who ha# fle# with his father, an# the0 stru1k twent0 of his men in the roa#, an# "=#ru'al es1a)e# from the 1hil#ren of !hittim, an# the0 #i# not sla0 him. 3D "n# "n/eas an# 9u1us his 'rother fle# with the rest of their men, an# the0 es1a)e# an# 1ame into "fri1a with terror an# 1onsternation, an# "n/eas feare# all the #a0s for fear that ?e)ho the son of $li)ha= shoul# /o to war with him.

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1 "n# Balaam the son of Beor was at that time with "n/eas in the 'attle, an# when he saw that ?e)ho )re%aile# o%er "n/eas, he fle# from there an# 1ame to !hittim. B "n# ?e)ho an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim re1ei%e# him with /reat honor, for ?e)ho knew Balaam8s wis#om, an# ?e)ho /a%e to Balaam man0 /ifts an# he remaine# with him. 3 "n# when ?e)ho ha# returne# from the war, he 1omman#e# all the 1hil#ren of !hittim to 'e num'ere# who ha# /one into 'attle with him, an# not one was misse#. C "n# ?e)ho re>oi1e# at this thin/, an# he renewe# his kin/#om, an# he ma#e a feast to all his
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su'>e1ts. D But ?e)ho #i# not remem'er the 9or# an# #i# not 1onsi#er that the 9or# ha# hel)e# him in 'attle, an# that he ha# #eli%ere# him an# his )eo)le from the han# of the kin/ of "fri1a, 'ut still walke# in the wa0s of the 1hil#ren of !hittim an# the wi1ke# 1hil#ren of $sau, to ser%e other /o#s whi1h his 'rothers the 1hil#ren of $sau ha# tau/ht himA it is therefore sai#, &rom the wi1ke# /oes out wi1ke#ness. E "n# ?e)ho rei/ne# o%er all the 1hil#ren of !hittim se1urel0, 'ut #i# not know the 9or# who ha# #eli%ere# him an# all his )eo)le from the han# of the kin/ of "fri1aA an# the troo)s of "fri1a 1ame no more to !hittim to )lun#er as usual, for the0 knew of the )ower of ?e)ho who ha# stri1ken them all at the e#/e of the swor#, so "n/eas was afrai# of ?e)ho the son of $li)ha=, an# of the 1hil#ren of !hittim all the #a0s. F "t that time when ?e)ho ha# returne# from the war, an# when ?e)ho ha# seen how he )re%aile# o%er all the )eo)le of "fri1a an# ha# stri1ken them in 'attle at the e#/e of the swor#, then ?e)ho a#%ise# with the 1hil#ren of !hittim, to /o to $/0)t to fi/ht with the sons of Ja1o' an# with .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t. 8 &or ?e)ho hear# that the mi/ht0 men of $/0)t were #ea# an# that Jose)h an# his 'rothers the sons at Ja1o' were #ea#, an# that all their 1hil#ren the 1hil#ren of Israel remaine# in $/0)t. G "n# ?e)ho 1onsi#ere# to /o to fi/ht a/ainst them an# all $/0)t, to a%en/e the 1ause of his 'rothers the 1hil#ren of $sau, whom Jose)h with his 'rothers an# all $/0)t ha# stri1ken in the lan# of !anaan, when the0 went u) to 'ur0 Ja1o' in 4e'ron. 10 "n# ?e)ho sent messen/ers to 4a#a#, son of Be#a#, kin/ of $#om, an# to all his 'rothers the 1hil#ren of $sau, sa0in/, 11 2i# 0ou not sa0 that 0ou woul# not fi/ht a/ainst the kin/ of "fri1a for he is a mem'er of 0our 1o%enant? I fou/ht with him an# stru1k him an# all his )eo)le. 1B 6ow therefore I ha%e resol%e# to fi/ht a/ainst $/0)t an# the 1hil#ren of Ja1o' who are there, an# I will 'e re%en/e# of them for what Jose)h, his 'rothers an# an1estors #i# to us in the lan# of !anaan when the0 went u) to 'ur0 their father in 4e'ron. 13 6ow then if 0ou are willin/ to 1ome to me to assist me in fi/htin/ a/ainst them an# $/0)t, then shall we a%en/e the 1ause of our 'rothers. 1C "n# the 1hil#ren of $sau listene# to the wor#s of ?e)ho, an# the 1hil#ren of $sau /athere# themsel%es to/ether, a %er0 /reat )eo)le, an# the0 went to assist ?e)ho an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim in 'attle. 1D "n# ?e)ho sent to all the 1hil#ren of the east an# to all the 1hil#ren of Ishmael with wor#s like that of these, an# the0 /athere# themsel%es an# 1ame to the assistan1e of ?e)ho an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim in the war u)on $/0)t. 1E "n# all these kin/s, the kin/ of $#om an# the 1hil#ren of the east, an# all the 1hil#ren of Ishmael, an# ?e)ho the kin/ of !hittim went out an# arra0e# all their hosts in 4e'ron. 1F "n# the 1am) was %er0 hea%0, e:ten#in/ in len/th a #istan1e of three #a0s8 >ourne0, a )eo)le numerous as the san# u)on the sea shore whi1h 1an not 'e 1ounte#. 18 "n# all these kin/s an# their hosts went #own an# 1ame a/ainst all $/0)t in 'attle, an# en1am)e# to/ether in the %alle0 of .athros. 1G "n# all $/0)t hear# their re)ort, an# the0 also /athere# themsel%es to/ether, all the )eo)le of the lan# of $/0)t, an# of all the 1ities 'elon/in/ to $/0)t, a'out three hun#re# thousan# men. B0 "n# the men of $/0)t sent also to the 1hil#ren of Israel who were in those #a0s in the lan# of -oshen, to 1ome to them in or#er to /o an# fi/ht with these kin/s. B1 "n# the men of Israel assem'le# an# were a'out one hun#re# an# fift0 men, an# the0 went
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into 'attle to assist the $/0)tians. BB "n# the men of Israel an# of $/0)t went out, a'out three hun#re# thousan# men an# one hun#re# an# fift0 men, an# the0 went towar# these kin/s to 'attle, an# the0 )la1e# themsel%es from without the lan# of -oshen o))osite .athros. B3 "n# the $/0)tians #i# not 'elie%e in Israel to /o with them in their 1am)s to/ether for 'attle, for all the $/0)tians sai#, .erha)s the 1hil#ren of Israel will #eli%er us into the han# of the 1hil#ren of $sau an# Ishmael, for the0 are their 'rothers. BC "n# all the $/0)tians sai# to the 1hil#ren of Israel, +emain 0ou here to/ether in 0our stan# an# we will /o an# fi/ht a/ainst the 1hil#ren of $sau an# Ishmael, an# if these kin/s shoul# )re%ail o%er us, then 1ome 0ou alto/ether u)on them an# assist us, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel #i# so. BD "n# ?e)ho the son of $li)ha= the son of $sau kin/ of !hittim, an# 4a#a# the son of Be#a# kin/ of $#om, an# all their 1am)s, an# all the 1hil#ren of the east, an# 1hil#ren of Ishmael, a )eo)le numerous as san#, en1am)e# to/ether in the %alle0 of .athros o))osite a1h)an1hes. BE "n# Balaam the son of Beor the S0rian was there in the 1am) of ?e)ho, for he 1ame with the 1hil#ren of !hittim to the 'attle, an# Balaam was a man hi/hl0 honore# in the e0es of ?e)ho an# his men. BF "n# ?e)ho sai# to Balaam, r0 '0 #i%ination for us that we ma0 know who will )re%ail in the 'attle, we or the $/0)tians. B8 "n# Balaam rose u) an# trie# the are of #i%ination, an# he was skillful in the knowle#/e of it, 'ut he was 1onfuse# an# the work was #estro0e# in his han#. BG "n# he trie# it a/ain 'ut it #i# not su11ee#, an# Balaam #es)aire# of it an# left it an# #i# not 1om)lete it, for this was from the 9or#, in or#er to 1ause ?e)ho an# his )eo)le to fall into the han# of the 1hil#ren of Israel, who ha# truste# in the 9or#, the -o# of their an1estors, in their war. 30 "n# ?e)ho an# 4a#a# )ut their for1es in 'attle arra0, an# all the $/0)tians went alone a/ainst them, a'out three hun#re# thousan# men, an# not one man of Israel was with them. 31 "n# all the $/0)tians fou/ht with these kin/s o))osite .athros an# a1h)an1hes, an# the 'attle was se%ere a/ainst the $/0)tians. 3B "n# the kin/s were stron/er than the $/0)tians in that 'attle, an# a'out one hun#re# an# ei/ht0 men of $/0)t fell on that #a0, an# a'out thirt0 men of the for1es of the kin/s, an# all the men of $/0)t fle# from 'efore the kin/s, so the 1hil#ren of $sau an# Ishmael )ursue# the $/0)tians, 1ontinuin/ to strike them to the )la1e where was the 1am) of the 1hil#ren of Israel. 33 "n# all the $/0)tians 1rie# to the 1hil#ren of Israel, sa0in/, 4urr0 to us an# assist us an# sa%e us from the han# of $sau, Ishmael an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim. 3C "n# the hun#re# an# fift0 men of the 1hil#ren of Israel ran from their station to the 1am)s of these kin/s, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel 1rie# to the 9or# their -o# to #eli%er them. 3D "n# the 9or# listene# to Israel, an# the 9or# /a%e all the men of the kin/s into their han#, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel fou/ht a/ainst these kin/s, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel stru1k a'out four thousan# of the kin/s8 men. 3E "n# the 9or# threw a /reat 1onsternation in the 1am) of the kin/s, so that the fear of the 1hil#ren of Israel fell u)on them. 3F "n# all the hosts of the kin/s fle# from 'efore the 1hil#ren of Israel an# the 1hil#ren of Israel )ursue# them 1ontinuin/ to strike them to the 'or#ers of the lan# of !ush. 38 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel slew of them in the roa# 0et two thousan# men, an# of the 1hil#ren of Israel not one fell.
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3G "n# when the $/0)tians saw that the 1hil#ren of Israel ha# fou/ht with su1h few men with the kin/s, an# that the 'attle was so %er0 se%ere a/ainst them, C0 "ll the $/0)tians were /reatl0 afrai# of their li%es 'e1ause of the stron/ 'attle, an# all $/0)t fle#, e%er0 man hi#in/ himself from the arra0e# for1es, an# the0 hi# themsel%es in the roa#, an# the0 left the Israelites to fi/ht. C1 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel infli1te# a terri'le 'low u)on the kin/s8 men, an# the0 returne# from them after the0 ha# #ri%en them to the 'or#er of the lan# of !ush. CB "n# all Israel knew the thin/ whi1h the men of $/0)t ha# #one to them, that the0 ha# fle# from them in 'attle, an# ha# left them to fi/ht alone. C3 So the 1hil#ren of Israel also a1te# with 1unnin/, an# as the 1hil#ren of Israel returne# from 'attle, the0 foun# some of the $/0)tians in the roa# an# stru1k them there. CC "n# while the0 slew them, the0 sai# to them these wor#s: CD &or what reason #i# 0ou /o from us an# lea%e us, 'ein/ a few )eo)le, to fi/ht a/ainst these kin/s who ha# a /reat )eo)le to strike us, that 0ou mi/ht '0 that means #eli%er 0our own souls? CE "n# of some whi1h the Israelites met on the roa#, the0 the 1hil#ren of Israel s)oke to ea1h other, sa0in/, Strike, strike, for he is an Ishmaelite, or an $#omite, or from the 1hil#ren of !hittim, an# the0 stoo# o%er him an# slew him, an# the0 knew that he was an $/0)tian. CF "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel #i# these thin/s 1unnin/l0 a/ainst the $/0)tians, 'e1ause the0 ha# #eserte# them in 'attle an# ha# fle# from them. C8 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel slew of the men of $/0)t in the roa# in this manner, a'out two hun#re# men. CG "n# all the men of $/0)t saw the e%il whi1h the 1hil#ren of Israel ha# #one to them, so all $/0)t feare# /reatl0 the 1hil#ren of Israel, for the0 ha# seen their /reat )ower, an# that not one man of them ha# fallen. D0 So all the 1hil#ren of Israel returne# with >o0 on their roa# to -oshen, an# the rest of $/0)t returne# ea1h man to his )la1e.

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1 "n# it 1ame to )ass after these thin/s, that all the 1ounsellors of .haraoh, kin/ of $/0)t, an# all the el#ers of $/0)t assem'le# an# 1ame 'efore the kin/ an# 'owe# #own to the /roun#, an# the0 sat 'efore him. B "n# the 1ounsellors an# el#ers of $/0)t s)oke to the kin/, sa0in/, 3 he )eo)le of the 1hil#ren of Israel are /reater an# mi/htier than we are, an# 0ou know all the e%il whi1h the0 #i# to us in the roa# when we returne# from 'attle. C "n# 0ou ha%e also seen their stron/ )ower, for this )ower is for them from their fathers, for 'ut a few men stoo# u) a/ainst a )eo)le numerous as the san#, an# stru1k them at the e#/e of the swor#, an# of themsel%es not one has fallen, so that if the0 ha# 'een numerous the0 woul# then ha%e utterl0 #estro0e# them. D 6ow therefore /i%e us 1ounsel what to #o with them, until we /ra#uall0 #estro0 them from amon/ us, for fear that the0 'e1ome too numerous for us in the lan#. E &or if the 1hil#ren of Israel shoul# in1rease in the lan#, the0 will 'e1ome an o'sta1le to us, an# if an0 war shoul# ha))en to take )la1e, the0 with their /reat stren/th will >oin our enem0 a/ainst us, an# fi/ht a/ainst us, #estro0 us from the lan# an# /o awa0 from it. F So the kin/ answere# the el#ers of $/0)t an# sai# to them, his is the )lan a#%ise# a/ainst Israel, from whi1h we will not #e)art,
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8 In the lan# are .ithom an# +ameses, 1ities unfortifie# a/ainst 'attle, it 'ehoo%es 0ou an# us to 'uil# them, an# to fortif0 them. G 6ow therefore /o 0ou also an# a1t 1unnin/l0 towar# them, an# )ro1laim a %oi1e in $/0)t an# in -oshen at the 1omman# of the kin/, sa0in/, 10 "ll 0ou men of $/0)t, -oshen, .athros an# all their inha'itantsH the kin/ has 1omman#e# us to 'uil# .ithom an# +ameses, an# to fortif0 them for 'attleA who amon/ 0ou of all $/0)t, of the 1hil#ren of Israel an# of all the inha'itants of the 1ities, are willin/ to 'uil# with us, shall ea1h ha%e his wa/es /i%en to him #ail0 at the kin/8s or#erA so /o 0ou first an# #o 1unnin/l0, an# /ather 0oursel%es an# 1ome to .ithom an# +ameses to 'uil#. 11 "n# while 0ou are 'uil#in/, 1ause a )ro1lamation of this kin# to 'e ma#e throu/hout $/0)t e%er0 #a0 at the 1omman# of the kin/. 1B "n# when some of the 1hil#ren of Israel shall 1ome to 'uil# with 0ou, 0ou shall /i%e them their wa/es #ail0 for a few #a0s. 13 "n# after the0 shall ha%e 'uilt with 0ou for their #ail0 hire, #ra/ 0oursel%es awa0 from them #ail0 one '0 one in se1ret, an# then 0ou shall rise u) an# 'e1ome their task-masters an# offi1ers, an# 0ou shall lea%e them afterwar# to 'uil# without wa/es, an# shoul# the0 refuse, then for1e them with all 0our mi/ht to 'uil#. 1C "n# if 0ou #o this it will 'e well with us to stren/then our lan# a/ainst the 1hil#ren of Israel, for 'e1ause of the fati/ue of the 'uil#in/ an# the work, the 1hil#ren of Israel will #e1rease, 'e1ause 0ou will #e)ri%e them from their wi%es #a0 '0 #a0. 1D "n# all the el#ers of $/0)t hear# the 1ounsel of the kin/, an# the 1ounsel seeme# /oo# in their e0es an# in the e0es of the ser%ants of .haraoh, an# in the e0es of all $/0)t, an# the0 #i# a11or#in/ to the wor# of the kin/. 1E "n# all the ser%ants went awa0 from the kin/, an# the0 1ause# a )ro1lamation to 'e ma#e in all $/0)t, in a1h)an1hes an# in -oshen, an# in all the 1ities whi1h surroun#e# $/0)t, sa0in/, 1F 5ou ha%e seen what the 1hil#ren of $sau an# Ishmael #i# to us, who 1ame to war a/ainst us an# wishe# to #estro0 us. 18 6ow therefore the kin/ 1omman#e# us to fortif0 the lan#, to 'uil# the 1ities .ithom an# +ameses, an# to fortif0 them for 'attle, if the0 shoul# a/ain 1ome a/ainst us. 1G 3hosoe%er of 0ou from all $/0)t an# from the 1hil#ren of Israel will 1ome to 'uil# with us, he shall ha%e his #ail0 wa/es /i%en '0 the kin/, as his 1omman# is to us. B0 "n# when $/0)t an# all the 1hil#ren of Israel hear# all that the ser%ants of .haraoh ha# s)oken, there 1ame from the $/0)tians, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel to 'uil# with the ser%ants of .haraoh, .ithom an# +ameses, 'ut none of the 1hil#ren of 9e%i 1ame with their 'rothers to 'uil#. B1 "n# all the ser%ants of .haraoh an# his )rin1es 1ame at first with #e1eit to 'uil# with all Israel as #ail0 hire# la'orers, an# the0 /a%e to Israel their #ail0 hire at the 'e/innin/. BB "n# the ser%ants of .haraoh 'uilt with all Israel, an# were em)lo0e# in that work with Israel for a month. B3 "n# at the en# of the month, all the ser%ants of .haraoh 'e/an to with#raw se1retl0 from the )eo)le of Israel #ail0. BC "n# Israel went on with the work at that time, 'ut the0 then re1ei%e# their #ail0 hire, 'e1ause some of the men of $/0)t were 0et 1arr0in/ on the work with Israel at that timeA therefore the $/0)tians /a%e Israel their hire in those #a0s, in or#er that the0, the $/0)tians their fellowworkmen, mi/ht also take the )a0 for their la'or. BD "n# at the en# of a 0ear an# four months all the $/0)tians ha# with#rawn from the 1hil#ren
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of Israel, so that the 1hil#ren of Israel were left alone en/a/e# in the work. BE "n# after all the $/0)tians ha# with#rawn from the 1hil#ren of Israel the0 returne# an# 'e1ame o))ressors an# offi1ers o%er them, an# some of them stoo# o%er the 1hil#ren of Israel as task masters, to re1ei%e from them all that the0 /a%e them for the )a0 of their la'or. BF "n# the $/0)tians #i# in this manner to the 1hil#ren of Israel #a0 '0 #a0, in or#er to affli1t in their work. B8 "n# all the 1hil#ren of Israel were alone en/a/e# in the la'or, an# the $/0)tians refraine# from /i%in/ an0 )a0 to the 1hil#ren of Israel from that time forwar#. BG "n# when some of the men of Israel refuse# to work 'e1ause of the wa/es not 'ein/ /i%en to them, then the e:a1tors an# the ser%ants of .haraoh o))resse# them an# stru1k them with hea%0 'lows, an# ma#e them return '0 for1e, to la'or with their 'rothersA in this manner #i# all the $/0)tians to the 1hil#ren of Israel all the #a0s. 30 "n# all the 1hil#ren of Israel were /reatl0 afrai# of the $/0)tians in this matter, an# all the 1hil#ren of Israel returne# an# worke# alone without )a0. 31 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel 'uilt .ithom an# +ameses, an# all the 1hil#ren of Israel #i# the work, some makin/ 'ri1ks, an# some 'uil#in/, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel 'uilt an# fortifie# all the lan# of $/0)t an# its walls, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel were en/a/e# in work for man0 0ears, until the time 1ame when the 9or# remem'ere# them an# 'rou/ht them out of $/0)t. 3B But the 1hil#ren of 9e%i were not em)lo0e# in the work with their 'rothers of Israel, from the 'e/innin/ until the #a0 of their /oin/ out from $/0)t. 33 &or all the 1hil#ren of 9e%i knew that the $/0)tians ha# s)oken all these wor#s with #e1eit to the Israelites, therefore the 1hil#ren of 9e%i refraine# from a))roa1hin/ to the work with their 'rothers. 3C "n# the $/0)tians #i# not #ire1t their attention to make the 1hil#ren of 9e%i work afterwar#, sin1e the0 ha# not 'een with their 'rothers at the 'e/innin/, therefore the $/0)tians left them alone. 3D "n# the han#s of the men of $/0)t were #ire1te# with 1ontinue# se%erit0 a/ainst the 1hil#ren of Israel in that work, an# the $/0)tians ma#e the 1hil#ren of Israel work with ri/or. 3E "n# the $/0)tians em'ittere# the li%es of the 1hil#ren of Israel with har# work, in mortar an# 'ri1ks, an# also in all manner of work in the fiel#. 3F "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel 1alle# ,elol the kin/ of $/0)t “,eror, kin/ of $/0)t,” 'e1ause in his #a0s the $/0)tians ha# em'ittere# their li%es with all manner of work. 38 "n# all the work with whi1h the $/0)tians ma#e the 1hil#ren of Israel la'or, the0 e:a1te# with ri/or, in or#er to affli1t the 1hil#ren of Israel, 'ut the more the0 affli1te# them, the more the0 in1rease# an# /rew, an# the $/0)tians were /rie%e# 'e1ause of the 1hil#ren of Israel.

%HA$TER -1 "t that time #ie# 4a#a# the son of Be#a# kin/ of $#om, an# Samlah from ,esrekah, from the 1ountr0 of the 1hil#ren of the east, rei/ne# in his )la1e. B In the thirteenth 0ear of the rei/n of .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t, whi1h was the hun#re# an# twent0-fifth 0ear of the Israelites /oin/ #own into $/0)t, Samlah ha# rei/ne# o%er $#om ei/hteen 0ears. 3 "n# when he rei/ne#, he #rew out his hosts to /o an# fi/ht a/ainst ?e)ho the son of $li)ha=
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an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim, 'e1ause the0 ha# ma#e war a/ainst "n/eas kin/ of "fri1a, an# the0 #estro0e# his whole arm0. C But he #i# not en/a/e with him, for the 1hil#ren of $sau )re%ente# him, sa0in/, 4e was their 'rother, so Samlah listene# to the %oi1e of the 1hil#ren of $sau, an# turne# 'a1k with all his for1es to the lan# of $#om, an# #i# not )ro1ee# to fi/ht a/ainst ?e)ho the son of $li)ha=. D "n# .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t hear# this thin/, sa0in/, Samlah kin/ of $#om has resol%e# to fi/ht the 1hil#ren of !hittim, an# afterwar# he will 1ome to fi/ht a/ainst $/0)t. E "n# when the $/0)tians hear# this matter, the0 in1rease# the la'or u)on the 1hil#ren of Israel, for fear that the Israelites shoul# #o to them as the0 #i# to them in their war with the 1hil#ren of $sau in the #a0s of 4a#a#. F So the $/0)tians sai# to the 1hil#ren of Israel, 4urr0 an# #o 0our work, an# finish 0our task, an# stren/then the lan#, for fear that the 1hil#ren of $sau 0our 'rothers shoul# 1ome to fi/ht a/ainst us, for on 0our a11ount will the0 1ome a/ainst us. 8 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel #i# the work of the men of $/0)t #a0 '0 #a0, an# the $/0)tians affli1te# the 1hil#ren of Israel in or#er to lessen them in the lan#. G But as the $/0)tians in1rease# the la'or u)on the 1hil#ren of Israel, so #i# the 1hil#ren of Israel in1rease an# multi)l0, an# all $/0)t was fille# with the 1hil#ren of Israel. 10 "n# in the hun#re# an# twent0-fifth 0ear of Israel8s /oin/ #own into $/0)t, all the $/0)tians saw that their 1ounsel #i# not su11ee# a/ainst Israel, 'ut that the0 in1rease# an# /rew, an# the lan# of $/0)t an# the lan# of -oshen were fille# with the 1hil#ren of Israel. 11 So all the el#ers of $/0)t an# its wise men 1ame 'efore the kin/ an# 'owe# #own to him an# sat 'efore him. 1B "n# all the el#ers of $/0)t an# the wise men sai# to the kin/, ,a0 the kin/ li%e fore%erA 0ou 1ounsele# us the 1ounsel a/ainst the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# we #i# to them a11or#in/ to the wor# of the kin/. 13 But in )ro)ortion to the in1rease of the la'or so #o the0 in1rease an# /row in the lan#, an# the whole 1ountr0 is fille# with them. 1C 6ow therefore our lor# an# kin/, the e0es of all $/0)t are u)on 0ou to /i%e them a#%i1e with 0our wis#om, '0 whi1h the0 ma0 )re%ail o%er Israel to #estro0 them, or to #iminish them from the lan#A an# the kin/ answere# them sa0in/, -i%e 0ou 1ounsel in this matter that we ma0 know what to #o to them. 1D "n# an offi1er, one of the kin/8s 1ounsellors, whose name was Jo', from ,eso)otamia, in the lan# of ;=, answere# the kin/, sa0in/, 1E If it )lease the kin/, let him hear the 1ounsel of his ser%antA an# the kin/ sai# to him, S)eak. 1F "n# Jo' s)oke 'efore the kin/, the )rin1es, an# 'efore all the el#ers of $/0)t, sa0in/, 18 he 1ounsel of the kin/ whi1h he a#%ise# formerl0 res)e1tin/ the la'or of the 1hil#ren of Israel is %er0 /oo#, an# 0ou must not remo%e from them that la'or fore%er. 1G But this is the a#%i1e 1ounselle# '0 whi1h 0ou ma0 lessen them, if it seems /oo# to the kin/ to affli1t them. B0 3e ha%e feare# war for a lon/ time, an# we sai#, 3hen Israel 'e1omes fruitful in the lan#, the0 will #ri%e us from the lan# if a war shoul# take )la1e. B1 If it )lease the kin/, let a ro0al #e1ree /o out, an# let it 'e written in the laws of $/0)t whi1h shall not 'e re%oke#, that e%er0 male 1hil# 'orn to the Israelites, his 'loo# shall 'e s)ille# u)on the /roun#. BB "n# '0 0our #oin/ this, when all the male 1hil#ren of Israel shall ha%e #ie#, the e%il of their wars will 1easeA let the kin/ #o so an# sen# for all the 4e'rew mi#wi%es an# or#er them in this
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matter to e:e1ute itA so the thin/ )lease# the kin/ an# the )rin1es, an# the kin/ #i# a11or#in/ to the wor# of Jo'. B3 "n# the kin/ sent for the 4e'rew mi#wi%es to 'e 1alle#, of whi1h the name of one was She)hrah, an# the name of the other .uah. BC "n# the mi#wi%es 1ame 'efore the kin/, an# stoo# in his )resen1e. BD "n# the kin/ sai# to them, 3hen 0ou #o the offi1e of a mi#wife to the 4e'rew women, an# see them u)on the stools, if it 'e a son, then 0ou shall kill him, 'ut if it 'e a #au/hter, then she shall li%e. BE But if 0ou will not #o this thin/, then will I 'urn 0ou u) an# all 0our houses with fire. BF But the mi#wi%es feare# -o# an# #i# not listen to the kin/ of $/0)t nor to his wor#s, an# when the 4e'rew women 'rou/ht out to the mi#wife son or #au/hter, then #i# the mi#wife #o all that was ne1essar0 to the 1hil# an# let it li%eA in this manner #i# the mi#wi%es all the #a0s. B8 "n# this thin/ was tol# to the kin/, an# he sent an# 1alle# for the mi#wi%es an# he sai# to them, 3h0 ha%e 0ou #one this thin/ an# ha%e sa%e# the 1hil#ren ali%e? BG "n# the mi#wi%es answere# an# s)oke to/ether 'efore the kin/, sa0in/, 30 2o not let the kin/ think that the 4e'rew women are as the $/0)tian women, for all the 1hil#ren of Israel are hale, an# 'efore the mi#wife 1omes to them the0 are #eli%ere#, an# as for us 0our han#mai#s, for man0 #a0s no 4e'rew woman has 'rou/ht out u)on us, for all the 4e'rew women are their own mi#wi%es, 'e1ause the0 are hale. 31 "n# .haraoh hear# their wor#s an# 'elie%e# them in this matter, an# the mi#wi%es went awa0 from the kin/, an# -o# #ealt well with them, an# the )eo)le multi)lie# an# wa:e# e:1ee#in/l0.

%HA$TER -)
1 here was a man in the lan# of $/0)t of the see# of 9e%i, whose name was "mram, the son of (ehath, the son of 9e%i, the son of Israel. B "n# this man went an# took a wife, namel0 Jo1he'e# the #au/hter of 9e%i his father8s sister, an# she was one hun#re# an# twent0-si: 0ears ol#, an# he 1ame to her. 3 "n# the woman 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore a #au/hter, an# she 1alle# her name ,iriam, 'e1ause in those #a0s the $/0)tians ha# em'ittere# the li%es of the 1hil#ren of Israel. C "n# she 1on1ei%e# a/ain an# 'ore a son an# she 1alle# his name "aron, for in the #a0s of her 1on1e)tion, .haraoh 'e/an to s)ill the 'loo# of the male 1hil#ren of Israel. D In those #a0s #ie# ?e)ho the son of $li)ha=, son of $sau, kin/ of !hittim, an# Janeas rei/ne# in his stea#. E "n# the time that ?e)ho rei/ne# o%er the 1hil#ren of !hittim was fift0 0ears, an# he #ie# an# was 'urie# in the 1it0 of 6a'na in the lan# of !hittim. F "n# Janeas, one of the mi/ht0 men of the 1hil#ren of !hittim, rei/ne# after him an# he rei/ne# fift0 0ears. 8 "n# it was after the #eath of the kin/ of !hittim that Balaam the son of Beor fle# from the lan# of !hittim, an# he went an# 1ame to $/0)t to .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t. G "n# .haraoh re1ei%e# him with /reat honor, for he ha# hear# of his wis#om, an# he /a%e him )resents an# ma#e him for a 1ounsellor, an# a//ran#i=e# him. 10 "n# Balaam #welt in $/0)t, in honor with all the no'les of the kin/, an# the no'les e:alte# him, 'e1ause the0 all 1o%ete# to learn his wis#om. 11 "n# in the hun#re# an# thirtieth 0ear of Israel8s /oin/ #own to $/0)t, .haraoh #reame# that he was sittin/ u)on his kin/l0 throne, an# lifte# u) his e0es an# saw an ol# man stan#in/ 'efore
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him, an# there were s1ales in the han#s of the ol# man, su1h s1ales as are use# '0 mer1hants. 1B "n# the ol# man took the s1ales an# hun/ them 'efore .haraoh. 13 "n# the ol# man took all the el#ers of $/0)t an# all its no'les an# /reat men, an# he tie# them to/ether an# )ut them in one s1ale. 1C "n# he took a milk ki# an# )ut it into the other s1ale, an# the ki# )re)on#erate# o%er all. 1D "n# .haraoh was astonishe# at this #rea#ful %ision, wh0 the ki# shoul# )re)on#erate o%er all, an# .haraoh awoke an# it was a #ream. 1E "n# .haraoh rose u) earl0 in the mornin/ an# 1alle# all his ser%ants an# relate# to them the #ream, an# the men were /reatl0 afrai#. 1F "n# the kin/ sai# to all his wise men, Inter)ret I )ra0 0ou the #ream whi1h I #reame#, that I ma0 know it. 18 "n# Balaam the son of Beor answere# the kin/ an# sai# to him, his means nothin/ else 'ut a /reat e%il that will s)rin/ u) a/ainst $/0)t in the latter #a0s. 1G &or a son will 'e 'orn to Israel who will #estro0 all $/0)t an# its inha'itants, an# 'rin/ out the Israelites from $/0)t with a mi/ht0 han#. B0 6ow therefore, 7 kin/, take 1ounsel u)on this matter, that 0ou ma0 #estro0 the ho)e of the 1hil#ren of Israel an# their e:)e1tation, 'efore this e%il arise a/ainst $/0)t. B1 "n# the kin/ sai# to Balaam, "n# what shall we #o to Israel? surel0 after a 1ertain manner #i# we at first 1ounsel a/ainst them an# 1oul# not )re%ail o%er them. BB 6ow therefore /i%e 0ou also a#%i1e a/ainst them '0 whi1h we ma0 )re%ail o%er them. B3 "n# Balaam answere# the kin/, sa0in/, Sen# now an# 1all 0our two 1ounsellors, an# we will see what their a#%i1e is u)on this matter an# afterwar# 0our ser%ant will s)eak. BC "n# the kin/ sent an# 1alle# his two 1ounsellors +euel the ,i#ianite an# Jo' the ;=ite, an# the0 1ame an# sat 'efore the kin/. BD "n# the kin/ sai# to them, 5ou ha%e 'oth hear# the #ream whi1h I ha%e #reame#, an# the inter)retation of itA now therefore /i%e 1ounsel an# know an# see what is to 'e #one to the 1hil#ren of Israel, '0 whi1h we ma0 )re%ail o%er them, 'efore their e%il shall s)rin/ u) a/ainst us. BE "n# +euel the ,i#ianite answere# the kin/ an# sai#, ,a0 the kin/ li%e, ma0 the kin/ li%e fore%er. BF If it seem /oo# to the kin/, let him #esist from the 4e'rews an# lea%e them, an# #o not let him stret1h out his han# a/ainst them. B8 &or these are the0 whom the 9or# 1hose in #a0s of ol#, an# took as the lot of his inheritan1e from amon/ all the nations of the earth an# the kin/s of the earthA an# who is there that stret1he# his han# a/ainst them with im)unit0, of whom their -o# was not a%en/e#? BG Surel0 0ou know that when "'raham went #own to $/0)t, .haraoh, the former kin/ of $/0)t, saw Sarah his wife, an# took her for a wife, 'e1ause "'raham sai#, She is m0 sister, for he was afrai#, for fear that the men of $/0)t shoul# sla0 him 'e1ause of his wife. 30 "n# when the kin/ of $/0)t ha# taken Sarah then -o# stru1k him an# his househol# with hea%0 )la/ues, until he restore# to "'raham his wife Sarah, then was he heale#. 31 "n# "'imele1h the -erarite, kin/ of the .hilistines, -o# )unishe# 'e1ause of Sarah wife of "'raham, in sto))in/ u) e%er0 wom' from man to 'east. 3B 3hen their -o# 1ame to "'imele1h in the #ream of ni/ht an# terrifie# him in or#er that he mi/ht restore to "'raham Sarah whom he ha# taken, an# afterwar# all the )eo)le of -erar were )unishe# 'e1ause of Sarah, an# "'raham )ra0e# to his -o# for them, an# he was entreate# of him, an# he heale# them.
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33 "n# "'imele1h feare# all this e%il that 1ame u)on him an# his )eo)le, an# he returne# to "'raham his wife Sarah, an# /a%e him with her man0 /ifts. 3C 4e #i# so also to Isaa1 when he ha# #ri%en him from -erar, an# -o# ha# #one won#erful thin/s to him, that all the water 1ourses of -erar were #rie# u), an# their )ro#u1ti%e trees #i# not 'rin/ out. 3D ;ntil "'imele1h of -erar, an# "hu==ath one of his frien#s, an# .i1hol the 1a)tain of his host, went to him an# the0 'ent an# 'owe# #own 'efore him to the /roun#. 3E "n# the0 re@ueste# of him to )ra0 for them, an# he )ra0e# to the 9or# for them, an# the 9or# was entreate# of him an# he heale# them. 3F Ja1o' also, the )lain man, was #eli%ere# throu/h his inte/rit0 from the han# of his 'rother $sau, an# the han# of 9a'an the S0rian his mother8s 'rother, who ha# sou/ht his lifeA likewise from the han# of all the kin/s of !anaan who ha# 1ome to/ether a/ainst him an# his 1hil#ren to #estro0 them, an# the 9or# #eli%ere# them out of their han#s, that the0 turne# u)on them an# stru1k them, for who ha# e%er stret1he# out his han# a/ainst them with im)unit0? 38 Surel0 .haraoh the former, 0our father8s father, raise# Jose)h the son of Ja1o' a'o%e all the )rin1es of the lan# of $/0)t, when he saw his wis#om, for throu/h his wis#om he res1ue# all the inha'itants of the lan# from the famine. 3G "fter whi1h he or#ere# Ja1o' an# his 1hil#ren to 1ome #own to $/0)t, in or#er that throu/h their %irtue, the lan# of $/0)t an# the lan# of -oshen mi/ht 'e #eli%ere# from the famine. C0 6ow therefore if it seem /oo# in 0our e0es, 1ease from #estro0in/ the 1hil#ren of Israel, 'ut if it is not 0our will that the0 shall #well in $/0)t, sen# them out from here, that the0 ma0 /o to the lan# of !anaan, the lan# where their an1estors so>ourne#. C1 "n# when .haraoh hear# the wor#s of Jethro he was %er0 an/r0 with him, so that he rose with shame from the kin/8s )resen1e, an# went to ,i#ian, his lan#, an# took Jose)h8s sti1k with him. CB "n# the kin/ sai# to Jo' the ;=ite, 3hat #o 0ou sa0 Jo', an# what is 0our a#%i1e res)e1tin/ the 4e'rews? C3 So Jo' sai# to the kin/, "ll the inha'itants of the lan# are in 0our )ower, let the kin/ #o as it seems /oo# in his e0es. CC "n# the kin/ sai# to Balaam, 3hat #o 0ou sa0, Balaam, s)eak 0our wor# that we ma0 hear it. CD "n# Balaam sai# to the kin/, 7f all that the kin/ has 1ounselle# a/ainst the 4e'rews will the0 'e #eli%ere#, an# the kin/ will not 'e a'le to )re%ail o%er them with an0 1ounsel. CE &or if 0ou think to lessen them '0 the flamin/ fire, 0ou 1an not )re%ail o%er them, for surel0 their -o# #eli%ere# "'raham their father from ;r of the !hal#eansA an# if 0ou think to #estro0 them with a swor#, surel0 Isaa1 their father was #eli%ere# from it, an# a ram was )la1e# in his stea#. CF "n# if with har# an# ri/orous la'or 0ou think to lessen them, 0ou will not )re%ail e%en in this, for their father Ja1o' ser%e# 9a'an in all manner of har# work, an# )ros)ere#. C8 6ow therefore, 7 (in/, hear m0 wor#s, for this is the 1ounsel whi1h is 1ounselle# a/ainst them, '0 whi1h 0ou will )re%ail o%er them, an# from whi1h 0ou shoul# not #e)art. CG If it )lease the kin/ let him or#er all their 1hil#ren whi1h shall 'e 'orn from this #a0 forwar#, to 'e thrown into the water, for '0 this 1an 0ou wi)e awa0 their name, for none of them, nor of their fathers, were trie# in this manner. D0 "n# the kin/ hear# the wor#s of Balaam, an# the thin/ )lease# the kin/ an# the )rin1es, an# the kin/ #i# a11or#in/ to the wor# of Balaam. D1 "n# the kin/ or#ere# a )ro1lamation to 'e issue# an# a law to 'e ma#e throu/hout the lan# of
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$/0)t, sa0in/, $%er0 male 1hil# 'orn to the 4e'rews from this #a0 forwar# shall 'e thrown into the water. DB "n# .haraoh 1alle# to all his ser%ants, sa0in/, -o now an# seek throu/hout the lan# of -oshen where the 1hil#ren of Israel are, an# see that e%er0 son 'orn to the 4e'rews shall 'e 1ast into the ri%er, 'ut e%er0 #au/hter 0ou shall let li%e. D3 "n# when the 1hil#ren of Israel hear# this thin/ whi1h .haraoh ha# 1omman#e#, to 1ast their male 1hil#ren into the ri%er, some of the )eo)le se)arate# from their wi%es an# others a#here# to them. DC "n# from that #a0 forwar#, when the time of #eli%er0 arri%e# to those women of Israel who ha# remaine# with their hus'an#s, the0 went to the fiel# to 'rin/ out there, an# the0 'rou/ht out in the fiel#, an# left their 1hil#ren u)on the fiel# an# returne# home. DD "n# the 9or# who ha# sworn to their an1estors to multi)l0 them, sent one of his ministerin/ an/els whi1h are in hea%en to wash ea1h 1hil# in water, to anoint an# swathe it an# to )ut into its han#s two smooth stones from one of whi1h it su1ke# milk an# from the other hone0, an# he 1ause# its hair to /row to its knees, '0 whi1h it mi/ht 1o%er itselfA to 1omfort it an# to 1lea%e to it, throu/h his 1om)assion for it. DE "n# when -o# ha# 1om)assion o%er them an# ha# #esire# to multi)l0 them u)on the fa1e of the lan#, he or#ere# his earth to re1ei%e them to 'e )reser%e# in there untill the time of their /rowin/ u), after whi1h the earth o)ene# its mouth an# %omite# them out an# the0 s)route# out from the 1it0 like the her' of the earth, an# the /rass of the forest, an# the0 returne# ea1h to his famil0 an# to his father8s house, an# the0 remaine# with them. DF "n# the 'a'es of the 1hil#ren of Israel were u)on the earth like the her' of the fiel#, throu/h -o#8s /ra1e to them. D8 "n# when all the $/0)tians saw this thin/, the0 went out, ea1h to his fiel# with his 0oke of o:en an# his )lou/hshare, an# the0 )lou/he# it u) as one )lou/hs the earth at see# time. DG "n# when the0 )lou/he# the0 were una'le to hurt the infants of the 1hil#ren of Israel, so the )eo)le in1rease# an# wa:e# e:1ee#in/l0. E0 "n# .haraoh or#ere# his offi1ers #ail0 to /o to -oshen to seek for the 'a'es of the 1hil#ren of Israel. E1 "n# when the0 ha# sou/ht an# foun# one, the0 took it from its mother8s 'osom '0 for1e, an# threw it into the ri%er, 'ut the female 1hil# the0 left with its motherA in this manner #i# the $/0)tians #o to the Israelites all the #a0s.

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1 "n# it was at that time the s)irit of -o# was u)on ,iriam the #au/hter of "mram the sister of "aron, an# she went out an# )ro)hesie# a'out the house, sa0in/, " son will 'e 'orn to us from m0 father an# mother this time, an# he will sa%e Israel from the han#s of $/0)t. B "n# when "mram hear# the wor#s of his #au/hter, he went an# took his wife 'a1k to the house, after he ha# #ri%en her awa0 at the time when .haraoh or#ere# e%er0 male 1hil# of the house of Ja1o' to 'e thrown into the water. 3 So "mram took Jo1he'e# his wife, three 0ears after he ha# #ri%en her awa0, an# he 1ame to her an# she 1on1ei%e#. C "n# at the en# of se%en months from her 1on1e)tion she 'rou/ht out a son, an# the whole house was fille# with /reat li/ht as of the li/ht of the sun an# moon at the time of their shinin/. D "n# when the woman saw the 1hil# that it was /oo# an# )leasin/ to the si/ht, she hi# it for
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three months in an inner room. E In those #a0s the $/0)tians 1ons)ire# to #estro0 all the 4e'rews there. F "n# the $/0)tian women went to -oshen where the 1hil#ren of Israel were, an# the0 1arrie# their 0oun/ ones u)on their shoul#ers, their 'a'es who 1oul# not 0et s)eak. 8 "n# in those #a0s, when the women of the 1hil#ren of Israel 'rou/ht out, ea1h woman ha# hi##en her son from 'efore the $/0)tians, that the $/0)tians mi/ht not know of their 'rin/in/ out, an# mi/ht not #estro0 them from the lan#. G "n# the $/0)tian women 1ame to -oshen an# their 1hil#ren who 1oul# not s)eak were u)on their shoul#ers, an# when an $/0)tian woman 1ame into the house of a 4e'rew woman her 'a'e 'e/an to 1r0. 10 "n# when it 1rie# the 1hil# that was in the inner room answere# it, so the $/0)tian women went an# tol# it at the house of .haraoh. 11 "n# .haraoh sent his offi1ers to take the 1hil#ren an# sla0 themA in this manner #i# the $/0)tians to the 4e'rew women all the #a0s. 1B "n# it was at that time, a'out three months from Jo1he'e#8s 1on1ealment of her son, that the thin/ was known in .haraoh8s house. 13 "n# the woman hurrie# to take awa0 her son 'efore the offi1ers 1ame, an# she took for him an ark of 'ulrushes, an# #au'e# it with slime an# with )it1h, an# )ut the 1hil# in there, an# she lai# it in the fla/s '0 the ri%er8s 'rink. 1C "n# his sister ,iriam stoo# afar off to know what woul# 'e #one to him, an# what woul# 'e1ome of her wor#s. 1D "n# -o# sent out at that time a terri'le heat in the lan# of $/0)t, whi1h 'urne# u) the flesh of man like the sun in his 1ir1uit, an# it /reatl0 o))resse# the $/0)tians. 1E "n# all the $/0)tians went #own to 'athe in the ri%er, 'e1ause of the 1onsumin/ heat whi1h 'urne# u) their flesh. 1F "n# Bathia, the #au/hter of .haraoh, went also to 'athe in the ri%er, owin/ to the 1onsumin/ heat, an# her mai#ens walke# at the ri%er si#e, an# all the women of $/0)t as well. 18 "n# Bathia lifte# u) her e0es to the ri%er, an# she saw the ark u)on the water, an# sent her mai# to fet1h it. 1G "n# she o)ene# it an# saw the 1hil#, an# the 'a'e we)t, an# she ha# 1om)assion on him, an# she sai#, his is one of the 4e'rew 1hil#ren. B0 "n# all the women of $/0)t walkin/ on the ri%er si#e #esire# to /i%e him su1k, 'ut he woul# not su1k, for this thin/ was from the 9or#, in or#er to restore him to his mother8s 'reast. B1 "n# ,iriam his sister was at that time amon/ the $/0)tian women at the ri%er si#e, an# she saw this thin/ an# she sai# to .haraoh8s #au/hter, Shall I /o an# fet1h a nurse of the 4e'rew women, that she ma0 nurse the 1hil# for 0ou? BB "n# .haraoh8s #au/hter sai# to her, -o, an# the 0oun/ woman went an# 1alle# the 1hil#8s mother. B3 "n# .haraoh8s #au/hter sai# to Jo1he'e#, ake this 1hil# awa0 an# su1kle it for me, an# I will )a0 0ou 0our wa/es, two 'its of sil%er #ail0A an# the woman took the 1hil# an# nurse# it. BC "n# at the en# of two 0ears, when the 1hil# /rew u), she 'rou/ht him to the #au/hter of .haraoh, an# he was to her as a son, an# she 1alle# his name ,oses, for she sai#, Be1ause I #rew him out of the water. BD "n# "mram his father 1alle# his name !ha'ar, for he sai#, It was for him that he asso1iate# with his wife whom he ha# turne# awa0. BE "n# Jo1he'e# his mother 1alle# his name Jekuthiel, Be1ause, she sai#, I ha%e ho)e# for him
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to the "lmi/ht0, an# -o# restore# him to me. BF "n# ,iriam his sister 1alle# him Jere#, for she #es1en#e# after him to the ri%er to know what his en# woul# 'e. B8 "n# "aron his 'rother 1alle# his name "'i ?anu1h, sa0in/, ,0 father left m0 mother an# returne# to her on his a11ount. BG "n# (ehath the father of "mram 1alle# his name "'i/#or, 'e1ause on his a11ount #i# -o# re)air the 'rea1h of the house of Ja1o', that the0 1oul# no lon/er throw their male 1hil#ren into the water. 30 "n# their nurse 1alle# him "'i So1ho, sa0in/, In his ta'erna1le was he hi##en for three months, 'e1ause of the 1hil#ren of 4am.31 "n# all Israel 1alle# his name Shemaiah, son of 6ethanel, for the0 sai#, In his #a0s has -o# hear# their 1ries an# res1ue# them from their o))ressors. 3B "n# ,oses was in .haraoh8s house, an# was to Bathia, .haraoh8s #au/hter, as a son, an# ,oses /rew u) amon/ the kin/8s 1hil#ren.

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1 "n# the kin/ of $#om #ie# in those #a0s, in the ei/hteenth 0ear of his rei/n, an# was 'urie# in his tem)le whi1h he ha# 'uilt for himself as his ro0al resi#en1e in the lan# of $#om. B "n# the 1hil#ren of $sau sent to .ethor, whi1h is u)on the ri%er, an# the0 fet1he# from there a 0oun/ man of 'eautiful e0es an# 'eautiful as)e1t, whose name was Saul, an# the0 ma#e him kin/ o%er them in the )la1e of Samlah. 3 "n# Saul rei/ne# o%er all the 1hil#ren of $sau in the lan# of $#om for fort0 0ears. C "n# when .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t saw that the 1ounsel whi1h Balaam ha# a#%ise# res)e1tin/ the 1hil#ren of Israel #i# not su11ee#, 'ut that still the0 were fruitful, multi)lie# an# in1rease# throu/hout the lan# of $/0)t, D hen .haraoh 1omman#e# in those #a0s that a )ro1lamation shoul# 'e issue# throu/hout $/0)t to the 1hil#ren of Israel, sa0in/, 6o man shall #iminish an0 thin/ of his #ail0 la'or. E "n# the man who shall 'e foun# #efi1ient in his la'or whi1h he )erforms #ail0, whether in mortar or in 'ri1ks, then his 0oun/est son shall 'e )ut in their )la1e. F "n# the la'or of $/0)t stren/thene# u)on the 1hil#ren of Israel in those #a0s, an# if one 'ri1k was #efi1ient in an0 man8s #ail0 la'or, the $/0)tians took his 0oun/est 'o0 '0 for1e from his mother, an# )ut him into the 'uil#in/ in the )la1e of the 'ri1k whi1h his father ha# left wantin/. 8 "n# the men of $/0)t #i# so to all the 1hil#ren of Israel #a0 '0 #a0, all the #a0s for a lon/ )erio#. G But the tri'e of 9e%i #i# not at that time work with the Israelites their 'rothers, from the 'e/innin/, for the 1hil#ren of 9e%i knew the 1unnin/ of the $/0)tians whi1h the0 e:er1ise# at first towar# the Israelites.

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1 "n# in the thir# 0ear from the 'irth of ,oses, .haraoh was sittin/ at a 'an@uet, when "l)aranith the @ueen was sittin/ at his ri/ht an# Bathia at his left, an# the la# ,oses was l0in/ u)on her 'osom, an# Balaam the son of Beor with his two sons, an# all the )rin1es of the kin/#om were sittin/ at ta'le in the kin/8s )resen1e. B "n# the la# stret1he# out his han# u)on the kin/8s hea#, an# took the 1rown from the kin/8s
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hea# an# )la1e# it on his own hea#. 3 "n# when the kin/ an# )rin1es saw the work whi1h the 'o0 ha# #one, the kin/ an# )rin1es were terrifie#, an# one man to his nei/h'or e:)resse# astonishment. C "n# the kin/ sai# to the )rin1es who were 'efore him at ta'le, 3hat s)eak 0ou an# what sa0 0ou, 7 0ou )rin1es, in this matter, an# what is to 'e the >u#/ment a/ainst the 'o0 'e1ause of this a1t? D "n# Balaam the son of Beor the ma/i1ian answere# 'efore the kin/ an# )rin1es, an# he sai#, +emem'er now, 7 m0 lor# an# kin/, the #ream whi1h 0ou #reamt man0 #a0s sin1e, an# that whi1h 0our ser%ant inter)rete# to 0ou. E 6ow therefore this is a 1hil# from the 4e'rew 1hil#ren, in whom is the s)irit of -o#, an# #o not let m0 lor# the kin/ ima/ine that this 0oun/ 1hil# #i# this thin/ without knowle#/e. F &or he is a 4e'rew 'o0, an# wis#om an# un#erstan#in/ are with him, althou/h he is 0et a 1hil#, an# with wis#om has he #one this an# 1hosen for himself the kin/#om of $/0)t. 8 &or this is the manner of all the 4e'rews to #e1ei%e kin/s an# their no'les, to #o all these thin/s 1unnin/l0, in or#er to make the kin/s of the earth an# their men trem'le. G Surel0 0ou know that "'raham their father a1te# like this, who #e1ei%e# the arm0 of 6imro# kin/ of Ba'el, an# "'imele1h kin/ of -erar, an# that he )ossesse# himself of the lan# of the 1hil#ren of 4eth an# all the kin/#oms of !anaan. 10 "n# that he #es1en#e# into $/0)t an# sai# of Sarah his wife, she is m0 sister, in or#er to mislea# $/0)t an# her kin/. 11 4is son Isaa1 also #i# so when he went to -erar an# #welt there, an# his stren/th )re%aile# o%er the arm0 of "'imele1h kin/ of the .hilistines. 1B 4e also thou/ht of makin/ the kin/#om of the .hilistines stum'le, in sa0in/ that +e'e11a his wife was his sister. 13 Ja1o' also #ealt trea1herousl0 with his 'rother, an# took from his han# his 'irthri/ht an# his 'lessin/. 1C 4e went then to .a#an-aram to the house of 9a'an his mother8s 'rother, an# 1unnin/l0 o'taine# from him his #au/hter, his 1attle, an# all 'elon/in/ to him, an# fle# awa0 an# returne# to the lan# of !anaan to his father. 1D 4is sons sol# their 'rother Jose)h, who went #own into $/0)t an# 'e1ame a sla%e, an# was )la1e# in the )rison house for twel%e 0ears. 1E ;ntil the former .haraoh #reame# #reams, an# with#rew him from the )rison house, an# ma/nifie# him a'o%e all the )rin1es in $/0)t 'e1ause of his inter)retin/ his #reams to him. 1F "n# when -o# 1ause# a famine throu/hout the lan# he sent for an# 'rou/ht his father an# all his 'rothers, an# the whole of his father8s househol#, an# su))orte# them without )ri1e or rewar#, an# 'ou/ht the $/0)tians for sla%es. 18 6ow therefore m0 lor# kin/ this 1hil# has risen u) in their stea# in $/0)t, to #o a11or#in/ to their #ee#s an# to trifle with e%er0 kin/, )rin1e an# >u#/e. 1G If it )lease the kin/, let us now s)ill his 'loo# u)on the /roun#, for fear that he /row u) an# take awa0 the /o%ernment from 0our han#, an# the ho)e of $/0)t )erish after he shall ha%e rei/ne#. B0 "n# Balaam sai# to the kin/, 9et us moreo%er 1all for all the >u#/es of $/0)t an# the wise men, an# let us know if the >u#/ment of #eath is #ue to this 'o0 as 0ou sai#, an# then we will sla0 him. B1 "n# .haraoh sent an# 1alle# for all the wise men of $/0)t an# the0 1ame 'efore the kin/, an# an an/el of the 9or# 1ame amon/ them, an# he was like one of the wise men of $/0)t.
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BB "n# the kin/ sai# to the wise men, Surel0 0ou ha%e hear# what this 4e'rew 'o0 who is in the house has #one, an# in this manner has Balaam >u#/e# in the matter. B3 6ow >u#/e 0ou also an# see what is #ue to the 'o0 for the a1t he has 1ommitte#. BC "n# the an/el, who seeme# like one of the wise men of .haraoh, answere# an# sai# as follows, 'efore all the wise men of $/0)t an# 'efore the kin/ an# the )rin1es: BD If it )lease the kin/ let the kin/ sen# for men who shall 'rin/ 'efore him an on0: stone an# a 1oal of fire, an# )la1e them 'efore the 1hil#, an# if the 1hil# shall stret1h out his han# an# take the on0: stone, then shall we know that with wis#om has the 0outh #one all that he has #one, an# we must sla0 him. BE But if he stret1h out his han# u)on the 1oal, then shall we know that it was not with knowle#/e that he #i# this thin/, an# he shall li%e. BF "n# the thin/ seeme# /oo# in the e0es of the kin/ an# the )rin1es, so the kin/ #i# a11or#in/ to the wor# of the an/el of the 9or#. B8 "n# the kin/ or#ere# the on0: stone an# 1oal to 'e 'rou/ht an# )la1e# 'efore ,oses. BG "n# the0 )la1e# the 'o0 'efore them, an# the la# en#ea%ore# to stret1h out his han# to the on0: stone, 'ut the an/el of the 9or# took his han# an# )la1e# it u)on the 1oal, an# the 1oal 'e1ame e:tin/uishe# in his han#, an# he lifte# it u) an# )ut it into his mouth, an# 'urne# )art of his li)s an# )art of his ton/ue, an# he 'e1ame hea%0 in mouth an# ton/ue. 30 "n# when the kin/ an# )rin1es saw this, the0 knew that ,oses ha# not a1te# with wis#om in takin/ off the 1rown from the kin/8s hea#. 31 So the kin/ an# )rin1es refraine# from sla0in/ the 1hil#, so ,oses remaine# in .haraoh8s house, /rowin/ u), an# the 9or# was with him. 3B "n# while the 'o0 was in the kin/8s house, he was ro'e# in )ur)le an# he /rew amon/ the 1hil#ren of the kin/. 33 "n# when ,oses /rew u) in the kin/8s house, Bathia the #au/hter of .haraoh 1onsi#ere# him as a son, an# all the househol# of .haraoh honore# him, an# all the men of $/0)t were afrai# of him. 3C "n# he #ail0 went out an# 1ame into the lan# of -oshen, where his 'rothers the 1hil#ren of Israel were, an# ,oses saw them #ail0 in shortness of 'reath an# har# la'or. 3D "n# ,oses aske# them, sa0in/, &or what reason is this la'or mete# out to 0ou #a0 '0 #a0? 3E "n# the0 tol# him all that ha# ha))ene# to them, an# all the in>un1tions whi1h .haraoh ha# )ut u)on them 'efore his 'irth. 3F "n# the0 tol# him all the 1ounsels whi1h Balaam the son of Beor ha# 1ounselle# a/ainst them, an# what he ha# also 1ounselle# a/ainst him in or#er to sla0 him when he ha# taken the kin/8s 1rown from off his hea#. 38 "n# when ,oses hear# these thin/s his an/er was kin#le# a/ainst Balaam, an# he sou/ht to kill him, an# he was in am'ush for him #a0 '0 #a0. 3G "n# Balaam was afrai# of ,oses, an# he an# his two sons rose u) an# went out from $/0)t, an# the0 fle# an# #eli%ere# their souls an# 'etook themsel%es to the lan# of !ush to (ikianus, kin/ of !ush. C0 "n# ,oses was in the kin/8s house /oin/ out an# 1omin/ in, the 9or# /a%e him fa%or in the e0es of .haraoh, an# in the e0es of all his ser%ants, an# in the e0es of all the )eo)le of $/0)t, an# the0 lo%e# ,oses e:1ee#in/l0. C1 "n# the #a0 arri%e# when ,oses went to -oshen to see his 'rothers, that he saw the 1hil#ren of Israel in their 'ur#ens an# har# la'or, an# ,oses was /rie%e# on their a11ount. CB "n# ,oses returne# to $/0)t an# 1ame to the house of .haraoh, an# 1ame 'efore the kin/,
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an# ,oses 'owe# #own 'efore the kin/. C3 "n# ,oses sai# to .haraoh, I )ra0 0ou m0 lor#, I ha%e 1ome to seek a small re@uest from 0ou, #o not turn awa0 m0 fa1e em)t0A an# .haraoh sai# to him, S)eak. CC "n# ,oses sai# to .haraoh, 9et there 'e /i%en to 0our ser%ants the 1hil#ren of Israel who are in -oshen, one #a0 to rest in there from their la'or. CD "n# the kin/ answere# ,oses an# sai#, I ha%e lifte# u) 0our fa1e in this thin/ to /rant 0our re@uest. CE "n# .haraoh or#ere# a )ro1lamation to 'e issue# throu/hout $/0)t an# -oshen, sa0in/, CF o 0ou, all the 1hil#ren of Israel, in this manner sa0s the kin/, for si: #a0s 0ou shall #o 0our work an# la'or, 'ut on the se%enth #a0 0ou shall rest, an# shall not )reform an0 work, in this manner shall 0ou #o all the #a0s, as the kin/ an# ,oses the son of Bathia ha%e 1omman#e#. C8 "n# ,oses re>oi1e# at this thin/ whi1h the kin/ ha# /rante# to him, an# all the 1hil#ren of Israel #i# as ,oses or#ere# them. CG &or this thin/ was from the 9or# to the 1hil#ren of Israel, for the 9or# ha# 'e/un to remem'er the 1hil#ren of Israel to sa%e them for the sake of their fathers. D0 "n# the 9or# was with ,oses an# his fame went throu/hout $/0)t. D1 "n# ,oses 'e1ame /reat in the e0es of all the $/0)tians, an# in the e0es of all the 1hil#ren of Israel, seekin/ /oo# for his )eo)le Israel an# s)eakin/ wor#s of )ea1e re/ar#in/ them to the kin/.

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1 "n# when ,oses was ei/hteen 0ears ol#, he #esire# to see his father an# mother an# he went to them to -oshen, an# when ,oses ha# 1ome near -oshen, he 1ame to the )la1e where the 1hil#ren of Israel were en/a/e# in work, an# he o'ser%e# their 'ur#ens, an# he saw an $/0)tian strikin/ one of his 4e'rew 'rothers. B "n# when the man who was 'eaten saw ,oses he ran to him for hel), for the man ,oses was /reatl0 res)e1te# in the house of .haraoh, an# he sai# to him, ,0 lor# atten# to me, this $/0)tian 1ame to m0 house in the ni/ht, 'oun# me, an# 1ame to m0 wife in m0 )resen1e, an# now he seeks to take m0 life awa0. 3 "n# when ,oses hear# this wi1ke# thin/, his an/er was kin#le# a/ainst the $/0)tian, an# he turne# this wa0 an# the other, an# when he saw there was no man there he stru1k the $/0)tian an# hi# him in the san#, an# #eli%ere# the 4e'rew from the han# of him that stru1k him. C "n# the 4e'rew went to his house, an# ,oses returne# to his home, an# went out an# 1ame 'a1k to the kin/8s house. D "n# when the man ha# returne# home, he thou/ht of re)u#iatin/ his wife, for it was not ri/ht in the house of Ja1o', for an0 man to 1ome to his wife after she ha# 'een #efile#. E "n# the woman went an# tol# her 'rothers, an# the woman8s 'rothers sou/ht to sla0 him, an# he fle# to his house an# es1a)e#. F "n# on the se1on# #a0 ,oses went out to his 'rothers, an# saw, an# two men were @uarrelin/, an# he sai# to the wi1ke# one, 3h0 #o 0ou strike 0our nei/h'or? 8 "n# he answere# him an# sai# to him, 3ho has set 0ou for a )rin1e an# >u#/e o%er us? #o 0ou think to sla0 me as 0ou slew the $/0)tian? an# ,oses was afrai# an# he sai#, Surel0 the thin/ is known? G "n# .haraoh hear# of this affair, an# he or#ere# ,oses to 'e slain, so -o# sent his an/el, an# he a))eare# to .haraoh in the likeness of a 1a)tain of the /uar#.
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10 "n# the an/el of the 9or# took the swor# from the han# of the 1a)tain of the /uar#, an# took his hea# off with it, for the likeness of the 1a)tain of the /uar# was turne# into the likeness of ,oses. 11 "n# the an/el of the 9or# took hol# of the ri/ht han# of ,oses, an# 'rou/ht him out from $/0)t, an# )la1e# him from without the 'or#ers of $/0)t, a #istan1e of fort0 #a0s8 >ourne0. 1B "n# "aron his 'rother alone remaine# in the lan# of $/0)t, an# he )ro)hesie# to the 1hil#ren of Israel, sa0in/, 13 In this manner, the 9or# -o# of 0our an1estors sa0s, hrow awa0, ea1h man, the a'ominations of his e0es, an# #o not #efile 0oursel%es with the i#ols of $/0)t. 1C "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel re'elle# an# woul# not listen to "aron at that time. 1D "n# the 9or# thou/ht to #estro0 them, were it not that the 9or# remem'ere# the 1o%enant whi1h he ha# ma#e with "'raham, Isaa1 an# Ja1o'. 1E In those #a0s the han# of .haraoh 1ontinue# to 'e se%ere a/ainst the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# he 1rushe# an# o))resse# them until the time when -o# sent out his wor# an# took noti1e of them.

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1 "n# it was in those #a0s that there was a /reat war 'etween the 1hil#ren of !ush an# the 1hil#ren of the east an# "ram, an# the0 re'elle# a/ainst the kin/ of !ush in whose han#s the0 were. B So (ikianus kin/ of !ush went out with all the 1hil#ren of !ush, a )eo)le numerous as the san#, an# he went to fi/ht a/ainst "ram an# the 1hil#ren of the east, to 'rin/ them un#er su'>e1tion. 3 "n# when (ikianus went out, he left Balaam the ma/i1ian, with his two sons, to /uar# the 1it0, an# the lowest sort of the )eo)le of the lan#. C So (ikianus went out to "ram an# the 1hil#ren of the east, an# he fou/ht a/ainst them an# stru1k them, an# the0 all fell #own woun#e# 'efore (ikianus an# his )eo)le. D "n# he took man0 of them 1a)ti%es an# he 'rou/ht them un#er su'>e1tion as at first, an# he en1am)e# u)on their lan# to take tri'ute from them as usual. E "n# Balaam the son of Beor, when the kin/ of !ush ha# left him to /uar# the 1it0 an# the )oor of the 1it0, he rose u) an# a#%ise# with the )eo)le of the lan# to re'el a/ainst kin/ (ikianus, not to let him enter the 1it0 when he shoul# 1ome home. F "n# the )eo)le of the lan# listene# to him, an# the0 swore to him an# ma#e him kin/ o%er them, an# his two sons for 1a)tains of the arm0. 8 So the0 rose u) an# raise# the walls of the 1it0 at the two 1orners, an# the0 'uilt an e:1ee#in/ stron/ 'uil#in/. G "n# at the thir# 1orner the0 #u/ #it1hes without num'er, 'etween the 1it0 an# the ri%er whi1h surroun#e# the whole lan# of !ush, an# the0 ma#e the waters of the ri%er 'urst out there. 10 "t the fourth 1orner the0 1olle1te# numerous ser)ents '0 their in1antations an# en1hantments, an# the0 fortifie# the 1it0 an# #welt in there, an# no one went out or in 'efore them. 11 "n# (ikianus fou/ht a/ainst "ram an# the 1hil#ren of the east an# he su'#ue# them as 'efore, an# the0 /a%e him their usual tri'ute, an# he went an# returne# to his lan#. 1B "n# when (ikianus the kin/ of !ush a))roa1he# his 1it0 an# all the 1a)tains of the for1es with him, the0 lifte# u) their e0es an# saw that the walls of the 1it0 were 'uilt u) an# /reatl0 ele%ate#, so the men were astonishe# at this. 13 "n# the0 sai# one to the other, It is 'e1ause the0 saw that we were #ela0e#, in 'attle, an#
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were /reatl0 afrai# of us, therefore ha%e the0 #one this thin/ an# raise# the 1it0 walls an# fortifie# them so that the kin/s of !anaan mi/ht not 1ome in 'attle a/ainst them. 1C So the kin/ an# the troo)s a))roa1he# the 1it0 #oor an# the0 looke# u) an#, all the /ates of the 1it0 were 1lose#, an# the0 1alle# out to the sentinels, sa0in/, 7)en to us, that we ma0 enter the 1it0. 1D But the sentinels refuse# to o)en to them '0 the or#er of Balaam the ma/i1ian, their kin/, the0 #i# not suffer them to enter their 1it0. 1E So the0 raise# a 'attle with them o))osite the 1it0 /ate, an# one hun#re# an# thirt0 men of the arm0 at (ikianus fell on that #a0. 1F "n# on the ne:t #a0 the0 1ontinue# to fi/ht an# the0 fou/ht at the si#e of the ri%erA the0 en#ea%ore# to )ass 'ut were not a'le, so some of them sank in the )its an# #ie#. 18 So the kin/ or#ere# them to 1ut #own trees to make rafts, u)on whi1h the0 mi/ht )ass to them, an# the0 #i# so. 1G "n# when the0 1ame to the )la1e of the #it1hes, the waters re%ol%e# '0 mills, an# two hun#re# men u)on ten rafts were #rowne#. B0 "n# on the thir# #a0 the0 1ame to fi/ht at the si#e where the ser)ents were, 'ut the0 1oul# not a))roa1h there, for the ser)ents slew of them one hun#re# an# se%ent0 men, an# the0 1ease# fi/htin/ a/ainst !ush, an# the0 harrasse# !ush for nine 0ears, no )erson 1ame out or in. B1 "t that time that the war an# the sie/e were a/ainst !ush, ,oses fle# from $/0)t from .haraoh who sou/ht to kill him for ha%in/ slain the $/0)tian. BB "n# ,oses was ei/hteen 0ears ol# when he fle# from $/0)t from the )resen1e of .haraoh, an# he fle# an# es1a)e# to the 1am) of (ikianus, whi1h at that time was ata1kin/ !ush. B3 "n# ,oses was nine 0ears in the 1am) of (ikianus kin/ of !ush, all the time that the0 were atta1kin/ !ush, an# ,oses went out an# 1ame in with them. BC "n# the kin/ an# )rin1es an# all the fi/htin/ men lo%e# ,oses, for he was /reat an# worth0, his stature was like a no'le lion, his fa1e was like the sun, an# his stren/th was like that of a lion, an# he was 1ounsellor to the kin/. BD "n# at the en# of nine 0ears, (ikianus was sei=e# with a mortal #isease, an# his illness )re%aile# o%er him, an# he #ie# on the se%enth #a0. BE So his ser%ants em'alme# him an# 1arrie# him an# 'urie# him o))osite the 1it0 /ate to the north of the lan# of $/0)t. BF "n# the0 'uilt o%er him an ele/ant stron/ an# hi/h 'uil#in/, an# the0 )la1e# /reat stones 'elow. B8 "n# the kin/8s s1ri'es en/ra%e# u)on those stones all the mi/ht of their kin/ (ikianus, an# all his 'attles whi1h he ha# fou/ht, the0 are written there at this #a0. BG 6ow after the #eath of (ikianus kin/ of !ush it /rie%e# his men an# troo)s /reatl0 'e1ause of the war. 30 So the0 sai# one to the other, -i%e us 1ounsel what we are to #o at this time, as we ha%e resi#e# in the wil#erness nine 0ears awa0 from our homes. 31 If we sa0 we will fi/ht a/ainst the 1it0 man0 of us will fall woun#e# or kille#, an# if we remain here in the sie/e we shall also #ie. 3B &or now all the kin/s of "ram an# of the 1hil#ren of the east will hear that our kin/ is #ea#, an# the0 will atta1k us su##enl0 in a hostile manner, an# the0 will fi/ht a/ainst us an# lea%e no remnant of us. 33 6ow therefore let us /o an# make a kin/ o%er us, an# let us remain in the sie/e until the 1it0 is #eli%ere# u) to us.
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3C "n# the0 wishe# to 1hoose on that #a0 a man for kin/ from the arm0 of (ikianus, an# the0 foun# no o'>e1t of their 1hoi1e like ,oses to rei/n o%er them. 3D "n# the0 hurrie# an# stri))e# off ea1h man his /arments an# 1ast them u)on the /roun#, an# the0 ma#e a /reat hea) an# )la1e# ,oses on it. 3E "n# the0 rose u) an# 'lew with trum)ets an# 1alle# out 'efore him, an# sai#, ,a0 the kin/ li%e, ma0 the kin/ li%eH 3F "n# all the )eo)le an# no'les swore to him to /i%e him for a wife "#oniah the @ueen, the !ushite, wife of (ikianus, an# the0 ma#e ,oses kin/ o%er them on that #a0. 38 "n# all the )eo)le of !ush issue# a )ro1lamation on that #a0, sa0in/, $%er0 man must /i%e somethin/ to ,oses of what is in his )ossession. 3G "n# the0 s)rea# out a sheet u)on the hea), an# e%er0 man 1ast into it somethin/ of what he ha#, one a /ol# earrin/ an# the other a 1oin. C0 "lso of on0: stones, '#ellium, )earls an# mar'le #i# the 1hil#ren of !ush 1ast to ,oses u)on the hea), also sil%er an# /ol# in /reat a'un#an1e. C1 "n# ,oses took all the sil%er an# /ol#, all the %essels, an# the '#ellium an# on0: stones, whi1h all the 1hil#ren of !ush ha# /i%en to him, an# he )la1e# them amon/ his treasures. CB "n# ,oses rei/ne# o%er the 1hil#ren of !ush on that #a0, in the )la1e of (ikianus kin/ of !ush.

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1 In the fift0-fifth 0ear of the rei/n of .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t, that is in the hun#re# an# fift0se%enth 0ear of the Israelites /oin/ #own into $/0)t, rei/ne# ,oses in !ush. B ,oses was twent0-se%en 0ears ol# when he 'e/an to rei/n o%er !ush, an# fort0 0ears #i# he rei/n. 3 "n# the 9or# /rante# ,oses fa%or an# /ra1e in the e0es of all the 1hil#ren of !ush, an# the 1hil#ren of !ush lo%e# him e:1ee#in/l0, so ,oses was fa%ore# '0 the 9or# an# '0 men. C "n# in the se%enth #a0 of his rei/n, all the 1hil#ren of !ush assem'le# an# 1ame 'efore ,oses an# 'owe# #own to him to the /roun#. D "n# all the 1hil#ren s)oke to/ether in the )resen1e of the kin/, sa0in/, -i%e us 1ounsel that we ma0 see what is to 'e #one to this 1it0. E &or it is now nine 0ears that we ha%e 'een surroun#in/ roun# a'out the 1it0, an# ha%e not seen our 1hil#ren an# our wi%es. F So the kin/ answere# them, sa0in/, If 0ou will listen to m0 %oi1e in all that I shall 1omman# 0ou, then will the 9or# /i%e the 1it0 into our han#s an# we shall su'#ue it. 8 &or if we fi/ht with them as in the former 'attle whi1h we ha# with them 'efore the #eath of (ikianus, man0 of us will fall #own woun#e# as 'efore. G 6ow therefore here is 1ounsel for 0ou in this matterA if 0ou will listen to m0 %oi1e, then will the 1it0 'e #eli%ere# into our han#s. 10 So all the for1es answere# the kin/, sa0in/, "ll that our lor# shall 1omman# that will we #o. 11 "n# ,oses sai# to them, .ass throu/h an# )ro1laim a %oi1e in the whole 1am) to all the )eo)le, sa0in/, 1B In this manner sa0s the kin/, -o into the forest an# 'rin/ with 0ou of the 0oun/ ones of the stork, ea1h man a 0oun/ one in his han#. 13 "n# an0 )erson trans/ressin/ the wor# of the kin/, who shall not 'rin/ his 0oun/ one, he shall #ie, an# the kin/ will take all 'elon/in/ to him.
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1C "n# when 0ou shall 'rin/ them the0 shall 'e in 0our kee)in/, 0ou shall rear them until the0 /row u), an# 0ou shall tea1h them to #art u)on, as is the wa0 of the 0oun/ ones of the hawk. 1D So all the 1hil#ren of !ush hear# the wor#s of ,oses, an# the0 rose u) an# 1ause# a )ro1lamation to 'e issue# throu/hout the 1am), sa0in/, 1E o 0ou, all the 1hil#ren of !ush, the kin/8s or#er is, that 0ou /o all to/ether to the forest, an# 1at1h there the 0oun/ storks ea1h man his 0oun/ one in his han#, an# 0ou shall 'rin/ them home. 1F "n# an0 )erson %iolatin/ the or#er of the kin/ shall #ie, an# the kin/ will take all that 'elon/s to him. 18 "n# all the )eo)le #i# so, an# the0 went out to the woo# an# the0 1lim'e# the fir trees an# 1au/ht, ea1h man a 0oun/ one in his han#, all the 0oun/ of the storks, an# the0 'rou/ht them into the #esert an# reare# them '0 or#er of the kin/, an# the0 tau/ht them to #art u)on, similar to the 0oun/ hawks. 1G "n# after the 0oun/ storks were reare#, the kin/ or#ere# them to 'e hun/ere# for three #a0s, an# all the )eo)le #i# so. B0 "n# on the thir# #a0, the kin/ sai# to them, stren/then 0oursel%es an# 'e1ome %aliant men, an# )ut on ea1h man his armor an# /ir# on his swor# u)on him, an# ri#e ea1h man his horse an# take ea1h his 0oun/ stork in his han#. B1 "n# we will rise u) an# fi/ht a/ainst the 1it0 at the )la1e where the ser)ents areA an# all the )eo)le #i# as the kin/ ha# or#ere#. BB "n# the0 took ea1h man his 0oun/ one in his han#, an# the0 went awa0, an# when the0 1ame to the )la1e of the ser)ents the kin/ sai# to them, Sen# out ea1h man his 0oun/ stork u)on the ser)ents. B3 "n# the0 sent out ea1h man his 0oun/ stork at the kin/8s or#er, an# the 0oun/ storks ran u)on the ser)ents an# the0 #e%oure# them all an# #estro0e# them out of that )la1e. BC "n# when the kin/ an# )eo)le ha# seen that all the ser)ents were #estro0e# in that )la1e, all the )eo)le set u) a /reat shout. BD "n# the0 a))roa1he# an# fou/ht a/ainst the 1it0 an# took it an# su'#ue# it, an# the0 entere# the 1it0. BE "n# there #ie# on that #a0 one thousan# an# one hun#re# men of the )eo)le of the 1it0, all that inha'ite# the 1it0, 'ut of the )eo)le atta1kin/, not one #ie#. BF So all the 1hil#ren of !ush went ea1h to his home, to his wife an# 1hil#ren an# to all 'elon/in/ to him. B8 "n# Balaam the ma/i1ian, when he saw that the 1it0 was taken, he o)ene# the /ate an# he an# his two sons an# ei/ht 'rothers fle# an# returne# to $/0)t to .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t. BG he0 are the sor1erers an# ma/i1ians who are mentione# in the 'ook of the law, stan#in/ a/ainst ,oses when the 9or# 'rou/ht the )la/ues u)on $/0)t. 30 So ,oses took the 1it0 '0 his wis#om, an# the 1hil#ren of !ush )la1e# him on the throne instea# of (ikianus kin/ of !ush. 31 "n# the0 )la1e# the ro0al 1rown u)on his hea#, an# the0 /a%e him for a wife "#oniah the !ushite @ueen, wife of (ikianus. 3B "n# ,oses feare# the 9or# -o# of his fathers, so that he #i# not 1ome to her, nor #i# he turn his e0es to her. 33 &or ,oses remem'ere# how "'raham ha# ma#e his ser%ant $lie=er swear, sa0in/ to him, 0ou will not take a woman from the #au/hters of !anaan for m0 son Isaa1. 3C "lso what Isaa1 #i# when Ja1o' ha# fle# from his 'rother, when he 1omman#e# him, sa0in/,
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0ou will not take a wife from the #au/hters of !anaan, nor make allian1e with an0 of the 1hil#ren of 4am. 3D &or the 9or# our -o# /a%e 4am the son of 6oah, an# his 1hil#ren an# all his see#, as sla%es to the 1hil#ren of Shem an# to the 1hil#ren of Ja)heth, an# to their see# after them for sla%es, fore%er. 3E herefore ,oses #i# not turn his heart nor his e0es to the wife of (ikianus all the #a0s that he rei/ne# o%er !ush. 3F "n# ,oses feare# the 9or# his -o# all his life, an# ,oses walke# 'efore the 9or# in truth, with all his heart an# soul, he #i# not turn from the ri/ht wa0 all the #a0s of his lifeA he #i# not #e1line from the wa0 either to the ri/ht or to the left, in whi1h "'raham, Isaa1 an# Ja1o' ha# walke#. 38 "n# ,oses stren/thene# himself in the kin/#om of the 1hil#ren of !ush, an# he /ui#e# the 1hil#ren of !ush with his usual wis#om, an# ,oses )ros)ere# in his kin/#om. 3G "n# at that time "ram an# the 1hil#ren of the east hear# that (ikianus kin/ of !ush ha# #ie#, so "ram an# the 1hil#ren of the east re'elle# a/ainst !ush in those #a0s. C0 "n# ,oses /athere# all the 1hil#ren of !ush, a )eo)le %er0 mi/ht0, a'out thirt0 thousan# men, an# he went out to fi/ht with "ram an# the 1hil#ren of the east. C1 "n# the0 went at first to the 1hil#ren of the east, an# when the 1hil#ren of the east hear# their re)ort, the0 went to meet them, an# en/a/e# in 'attle with them. CB "n# the war was se%ere a/ainst the 1hil#ren of the east, so the 9or# /a%e all the 1hil#ren of the east into the han# of ,oses, an# a'out three hun#re# men fell #own slain. C3 "n# all the 1hil#ren of the east turne# 'a1k an# retreate#, so ,oses an# the 1hil#ren of !ush followe# them an# su'#ue# them, an# )ut a ta: u)on them, as was their 1ustom. CC So ,oses an# all the )eo)le with him )asse# from there to the lan# of "ram for 'attle. CD "n# the )eo)le of "ram also went to meet them, an# the0 fou/ht a/ainst them, an# the 9or# #eli%ere# them into the han# of ,oses, an# man0 of the men of "ram fell #own woun#e#. CE "n# "ram also were su'#ue# '0 ,oses an# the )eo)le of !ush, an# also /a%e their usual ta:. CF "n# ,oses 'rou/ht "ram an# the 1hil#ren of the east un#er su'>e1tion to the 1hil#ren of !ush, an# ,oses an# all the )eo)le who were with him, turne# to the lan# of !ush. C8 "n# ,oses stren/thene# himself in the kin/#om of the 1hil#ren of !ush, an# the 9or# was with him, an# all the 1hil#ren of !ush were afrai# of him.

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1 In the en# of 0ears #ie# Saul kin/ of $#om, an# Baal !hanan the son of "1h'or rei/ne# in his )la1e. B In the si:teenth 0ear of the rei/n of ,oses o%er !ush, Baal !hanan the son of "1h'or rei/ne# in the lan# of $#om o%er all the 1hil#ren of $#om for thirt0-ei/ht 0ears. 3 In his #a0s ,oa' re'elle# a/ainst the )ower of $#om, ha%in/ 'een un#er $#om sin1e the #a0s of 4a#a# the son of Be#a#, who stru1k them an# ,i#ian, an# 'rou/ht ,oa' un#er su'>e1tion to $#om. C "n# when Baal !hanan the son of "1h'or rei/ne# o%er $#om, all the 1hil#ren of ,oa' with#rew their alle/ian1e from $#om. D "n# "n/eas kin/ of "fri1a #ie# in those #a0s, an# "=#ru'al his son rei/ne# in his stea#. E "n# in those #a0s #ie# Janeas kin/ of the 1hil#ren of !hittim, an# the0 'urie# him in his
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tem)le whi1h he ha# 'uilt for himself in the )lain of !ano)ia for a resi#en1e, an# 9atinus rei/ne# in his stea#. F In the twent0-se1on# 0ear of the rei/n of ,oses o%er the 1hil#ren of !ush, 9atinus rei/ne# o%er the 1hil#ren of !hittim fort0-fi%e 0ears. 8 "n# he also 'uilt for himself a /reat an# mi/ht0 tower, an# he 'uilt in there an ele/ant tem)le for his resi#en1e, to 1on#u1t his /o%ernment, as was the 1ustom. G In the thir# 0ear of his rei/n he 1ause# a )ro1lamation to 'e ma#e to all his skilful men, who ma#e man0 shi)s for him. 10 "n# 9atinus assem'le# all his for1es, an# the0 1ame in shi)s, an# went in there to fi/ht with "=#ru'al son of "n/eas kin/ of "fri1a, an# the0 1ame to "fri1a an# en/a/e# in 'attle with "=#ru'al an# his arm0. 11 "n# 9atinus )re%aile# o%er "=#ru'al, an# 9atinus took from "=#ru'al the a@ue#u1t whi1h his father ha# 'rou/ht from the 1hil#ren of !hittim, when he took Janiah the #au/hter of ;=i for a wife, so 9atinus o%erthrew the 'ri#/e of the a@ue#u1t, an# stru1k the whole arm0 of "=#ru'al a se%ere 'low. 1B "n# the remainin/ stron/ men of "=#ru'al stren/thene# themsel%es, an# their hearts were fille# with en%0, an# the0 1ourte# #eath, an# a/ain en/a/e# in 'attle with 9atinus kin/ of !hittim. 13 "n# the 'attle was se%ere u)on all the men of "fri1a, an# the0 all fell woun#e# 'efore 9atinus an# his )eo)le, an# "=#ru'al the kin/ also fell in that 'attle. 1C "n# the kin/ "=#ru'al ha# a %er0 'eautiful #au/hter, whose name was ;sh)e=ena, an# all the men of "fri1a em'roi#ere# her likeness on their /arments, 'e1ause of her /reat 'eaut0 an# 'eautiful a))earan1e. 1D "n# the men of 9atinus saw ;sh)e=ena, the #au/hter of "=#ru'al, an# )raise# her to 9atinus their kin/. 1E "n# 9atinus or#ere# her to 'e 'rou/ht to him, an# 9atinus took ;sh)e=ena for a wife, an# he turne# 'a1k on his wa0 to !hittim. 1F "n# it was after the #eath of "=#ru'al son of "n/eas, when 9atinus ha# turne# 'a1k to his lan# from the 'attle, that all the inha'itants of "fri1a rose u) an# took "ni'al the son of "n/eas, the 0oun/er 'rother of "=#ru'al, an# ma#e him kin/ instea# at his 'rother o%er the whole lan# at "fri1a. 18 "n# when he rei/ne#, he resol%e# to /o to !hittim to fi/ht with the 1hil#ren of !hittim, to a%en/e the 1ause of "=#ru'al his 'rother, an# the 1ause of the inha'itants of "fri1a, an# he #i# so. 1G "n# he ma#e man0 shi)s, an# he 1ame in there with his whole arm0, an# he went to !hittim. B0 So "ni'al fou/ht with the 1hil#ren of !hittim, an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim fell woun#e# 'efore "ni'al an# his arm0, an# "ni'al a%en/e# his 'rother8s 1ause. B1 "n# "ni'al 1ontinue# the war for ei/hteen 0ears with the 1hil#ren of !hittim, an# "ni'al #welt in the lan# of !hittim an# en1am)e# there for a lon/ time. BB "n# "ni'al stru1k the 1hil#ren of !hittim %er0 se%erel0, an# he slew their /reat men an# )rin1es, an# of the rest of the )eo)le he stru1k a'out ei/ht0 thousan# men. B3 "n# at the en# of #a0s an# 0ears, "ni'al returne# to his lan# of "fri1a, an# he rei/ne# se1urel0 in the )la1e of "=#ru'al his 'rother.

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1 "t that time, in the hun#re# an# ei/htieth 0ear of the Israelites /oin/ #own into $/0)t, there went out from $/0)t %aliant men, thirt0 thousan# on foot, from the 1hil#ren of Israel, who were all of the tri'e of Jose)h, of the 1hil#ren of $)hraim the son of Jose)h. B &or the0 sai# the )erio# was 1om)lete# whi1h the 9or# ha# a))ointe# to the 1hil#ren of Israel in the times of ol#, whi1h he ha# s)oken to "'raham. 3 "n# these men /ir#e# themsel%es, an# the0 )ut ea1h man his swor# at his si#e, an# e%er0 man his armor u)on him, an# the0 truste# to their stren/th, an# the0 went out to/ether from $/0)t with a mi/ht0 han#. C But the0 'rou/ht no )ro%ision for the roa#, onl0 sil%er an# /ol#, not e%en 'rea# for that #a0 #i# the0 'rin/ in their han#s, for the0 thou/ht of /ettin/ their )ro%ision for )a0 from the .hilistines, an# if not the0 woul# take it '0 for1e. D "n# these men were %er0 mi/ht0 an# %aliant men, one man 1oul# )ursue a thousan# an# two 1oul# rout ten thousan#, so the0 truste# to their stren/th an# went to/ether as the0 were. E "n# the0 #ire1te# their 1ourse towar# the lan# of -ath, an# the0 went #own an# foun# the she)her#s of -ath fee#in/ the 1attle of the 1hil#ren of -ath. F "n# the0 sai# to the she)her#s, -i%e us some of the shee) for )a0, that we ma0 eat, for we are hun/r0, for we ha%e eaten no 'rea# this #a0. 8 "n# the she)her#s sai#, "re the0 our shee) or 1attle that we shoul# /i%e them to 0ou e%en for )a0? so the 1hil#ren of $)hraim a))roa1he# to take them '0 for1e. G "n# the she)her#s of -ath shoute# o%er them that their 1r0 was hear# at a #istan1e, so all the 1hil#ren of -ath went out to them. 10 "n# when the 1hil#ren of -ath saw the e%il #oin/s of the 1hil#ren of $)hraim, the0 returne# an# assem'le# the men of -ath, an# the0 )ut on ea1h man his armor, an# 1ame out to the 1hil#ren of $)hraim for 'attle. 11 "n# the0 en/a/e# with them in the %alle0 of -ath, an# the 'attle was se%ere, an# the0 stru1k from ea1h other a /reat man0 on that #a0. 1B "n# on the se1on# #a0 the 1hil#ren of -ath sent to all the 1ities of the .hilistines that the0 shoul# 1ome to their hel), sa0in/, 13 !ome u) to us an# hel) us, that we ma0 strike the 1hil#ren of $)hraim who ha%e 1ome out from $/0)t to take our 1attle, an# to fi/ht a/ainst us without 1ause. 1C 6ow the souls of the 1hil#ren of $)hraim were e:hauste# with hun/er an# thirst, for the0 ha# eaten no 'rea# for three #a0s. "n# fort0 thousan# men went out from the 1ities of the .hilistines to the assistan1e of the men of -ath. 1D "n# these men were en/a/e# in 'attle with the 1hil#ren of $)hraim, an# the 9or# #eli%ere# the 1hil#ren of $)hraim into the han#s of the .hilistines. 1E "n# the0 stru1k all the 1hil#ren of $)hraim, all who ha# /one out from $/0)t, none were remainin/ 'ut ten men who ha# run awa0 from the en/a/ement. 1F &or this e%il was from the 9or# a/ainst the 1hil#ren of $)hraim, for the0 trans/resse# the wor# of the 9or# in /oin/ out from $/0)t, 'efore the )erio# ha# arri%e# whi1h the 9or# in the #a0s of ol# ha# a))ointe# to Israel. 18 "n# of the .hilistines also there fell a /reat man0, a'out twent0 thousan# men, an# their 'rothers 1arrie# them an# 'urie# them in their 1ities. 1G "n# the slain of the 1hil#ren of $)hraim remaine# a'an#one# in the %alle0 of -ath for man0 #a0s an# 0ears, an# were not 'rou/ht to 'urial, an# the %alle0 was fille# with men8s 'ones. B0 "n# the men who ha# es1a)e# from the 'attle 1ame to $/0)t, an# tol# all the 1hil#ren of Israel all that ha# ha))ene# to them.
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B1 "n# their father $)hraim mourne# o%er them for man0 #a0s, an# his 'rothers 1ame to 1onsole him. BB "n# he 1ame to his wife an# she 'ore a son, an# he 1alle# his name Beriah, for she was unfortunate in his house.

%HA$TER )1 "n# ,oses the son of "mram was still kin/ in the lan# of !ush in those #a0s, an# he )ros)ere# in his kin/#om, an# he 1on#u1te# the /o%ernment of the 1hil#ren of !ush in >usti1e, in ri/hteousness, an# inte/rit0. B "n# all the 1hil#ren of !ush lo%e# ,oses all the #a0s that he rei/ne# o%er them, an# all the inha'itants of the lan# of !ush were /reatl0 afrai# of him. 3 "n# in the fortieth 0ear of the rei/n of ,oses o%er !ush, ,oses was sittin/ on the ro0al throne while "#oniah the @ueen was 'efore him, an# all the no'les were sittin/ aroun# him. C "n# "#oniah the @ueen sai# 'efore the kin/ an# the )rin1es, 3hat is this thin/ whi1h 0ou, the 1hil#ren of !ush, ha%e #one for this lon/ time? D Surel0 0ou know that for fort0 0ears that this man has rei/ne# o%er !ush he has not a))roa1he# me, nor has he ser%e# the /o#s of the 1hil#ren of !ush. E 6ow therefore hear, 7 0ou 1hil#ren of !ush, an# let this man no more rei/n o%er 0ou as he is not of our flesh. F ,ena1rus m0 son is /rown u), let him rei/n o%er 0ou, for it is 'etter for 0ou to ser%e the son of 0our lor#, than to ser%e a stran/er, sla%e of the kin/ of $/0)t. 8 "n# all the )eo)le an# no'les of the 1hil#ren of !ush hear# the wor#s whi1h "#oniah the @ueen ha# s)oken in their ears. G "n# all the )eo)le were )re)arin/ until the e%enin/, an# in the mornin/ the0 rose u) earl0 an# ma#e ,ena1rus, son of (ikianus, kin/ o%er them. 10 "n# all the 1hil#ren of !ush were afrai# to stret1h out their han# a/ainst ,oses, for the 9or# was with ,oses, an# the 1hil#ren of !ush remem'ere# the oath whi1h the0 swore to ,oses, therefore the0 #i# no harm to him. 11 But the 1hil#ren of !ush /a%e man0 )resents to ,oses, an# sent him from them with /reat honor. 1B So ,oses went out from the lan# of !ush, an# went home an# 1ease# to rei/n o%er !ush, an# ,oses was si:t0-si: 0ears ol# when he went out of the lan# of !ush, for the thin/ was from the 9or#, for the )erio# ha# arri%e# whi1h he ha# a))ointe# in the #a0s of ol#, to 'rin/ out Israel from the affli1tion of the 1hil#ren of 4am. 13 So ,oses went to ,i#ian, for he was afrai# to return to $/0)t 'e1ause of .haraoh, an# he went an# sat at a well of water in ,i#ian. 1C "n# the se%en #au/hters of +euel the ,i#ianite went out to fee# their father8s flo1k. 1D "n# the0 1ame to the well an# #rew water to water their father8s flo1k. 1E So the she)her#s of ,i#ian 1ame an# #ro%e them awa0, an# ,oses rose u) an# hel)e# them an# watere# the flo1k. 1F "n# the0 1ame home to their father +euel, an# tol# him what ,oses #i# for them. 18 "n# the0 sai#, "n $/0)tian man has #eli%ere# us from the han#s of the she)her#s, he #rew u) water for us an# watere# the flo1k. 1G "n# +euel sai# to his #au/hters, "n# where is he? for what reason ha%e 0ou left the man? B0 "n# +euel sent for him an# fet1he# him an# 'rou/ht him home, an# he ate 'rea# with him.
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B1 "n# ,oses relate# to +euel that he ha# fle# from $/0)t an# that he rei/ne# fort0 0ears o%er !ush, an# that the0 afterwar# ha# taken the /o%ernment from him, an# ha# sent him awa0 in )ea1e with honor an# with )resents. BB "n# when +euel ha# hear# the wor#s of ,oses, +euel sai# within himself, I will )ut this man into the )rison house, '0 whi1h I shall 1on1iliate the 1hil#ren of !ush, for he has fle# from them. B3 "n# the0 took an# )ut him into the )rison house, an# ,oses was in )rison ten 0ears, an# while ,oses was in the )rison house, ?i))orah the #au/hter of +euel took )it0 o%er him, an# su))orte# him with 'rea# an# water all the time. BC "n# all the 1hil#ren of Israel were 0et in the lan# of $/0)t ser%in/ the $/0)tians in all manner of har# work, an# the han# of $/0)t 1ontinue# in se%erit0 o%er the 1hil#ren of Israel in those #a0s. BD "t that time the 9or# stru1k .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t, an# he affli1te# with the )la/ue of le)ros0 from the sole of his foot to the 1rown of his hea#A owin/ to the 1ruel treatment of the 1hil#ren of Israel was this )la/ue at that time from the 9or# u)on .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t. BE &or the 9or# ha# listene# to the )ra0er of his )eo)le the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# their 1r0 rea1he# him 'e1ause of their har# work. BF Still his an/er #i# not turn from them, an# the han# of .haraoh was still stret1he# out a/ainst the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# .haraoh har#ene# his ne1k 'efore the 9or#, an# he in1rease# his 0oke o%er the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# em'ittere# their li%es with all manner of har# work. B8 "n# when the 9or# ha# infli1te# the )la/ue u)on .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t, he aske# his wise men an# sor1erers to 1ure him. BG "n# his wise men an# sor1erers sai# to him, hat if the 'loo# of little 1hil#ren were )ut into the woun#s he woul# 'e heale#. 30 "n# .haraoh listene# to them, an# sent his ministers to -oshen to the 1hil#ren of Israel to take their little 1hil#ren. 31 "n# .haraoh8s ministers went an# took the infants of the 1hil#ren of Israel from the 'osoms of their mothers '0 for1e, an# the0 'rou/ht them to .haraoh #ail0, a 1hil# ea1h #a0, an# the )h0si1ians kille# them an# a))lie# them to the )la/ueA in this manner #i# the0 all the #a0s. 3B "n# the num'er of the 1hil#ren whi1h .haraoh slew was three hun#re# an# se%ent0-fi%e. 33 But the 9or# #i# not listen to the )h0si1ians of the kin/ of $/0)t, an# the )la/ue went on in1reasin/ mi/htil0. 3C "n# .haraoh was ten 0ears affli1te# with that )la/ue, still the heart of .haraoh was more har#ene# a/ainst the 1hil#ren of Israel. 3D "n# at the en# of ten 0ears the 9or# 1ontinue# to affli1t .haraoh with #estru1ti%e )la/ues. 3E "n# the 9or# stru1k him with a 'a# tumor an# si1kness at the stoma1h, an# that )la/ue turne# to a se%ere 'oil. 3F "t that time the two ministers of .haraoh 1ame from the lan# of -oshen where all the 1hil#ren of Israel were, an# went to the house of .haraoh an# sai# to him, 3e ha%e seen the 1hil#ren of Israel sla1ken in their work an# ne/li/ent in their la'or. 38 "n# when .haraoh hear# the wor#s of his ministers, his an/er was kin#le# a/ainst the 1hil#ren of Israel e:1ee#in/l0, for he was /reatl0 /rie%e# at his 'o#il0 )ain. 3G "n# he answere# an# sai#, 6ow that the 1hil#ren of Israel know that I am ill, the0 turn an# s1off at us, now therefore harness m0 1hariot for me, an# I will 'etake m0self to -oshen an# will see the s1off of the 1hil#ren of Israel with whi1h the0 are #eri#in/ meA so his ser%ants harnesse# the 1hariot for him. C0 "n# the0 took an# ma#e him ri#e u)on a horse, for he was not a'le to ri#e of himselfA
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C1 "n# he took with him ten horsemen an# ten footmen, an# went to the 1hil#ren of Israel to -oshen. CB "n# when the0 ha# 1ome to the 'or#er of $/0)t, the kin/8s horse )asse# into a narrow )la1e, ele%ate# in the hollow )art of the %ine0ar#, fen1e# on 'oth si#es, the low, )lain 1ountr0 'ein/ on the other si#e. C3 "n# the horses ran ra)i#l0 in that )la1e an# )resse# ea1h other, an# the other horses )resse# the kin/8s horse. CC "n# the kin/8s horse fell into the low )lain while the kin/ was ri#in/ u)on it, an# when he fell the 1hariot turne# o%er the kin/8s fa1e an# the horse la0 u)on the kin/, an# the kin/ 1rie# out, for his flesh was %er0 sore. CD "n# the flesh of the kin/ was torn from him, an# his 'ones were 'roken an# he 1oul# not ri#e, for this thin/ was from the 9or# to him, for the 9or# ha# hear# the 1ries of his )eo)le the 1hil#ren of Israel an# their affli1tion. CE "n# his ser%ants 1arrie# him u)on their shoul#ers, a little at a time, an# the0 'rou/ht him 'a1k to $/0)t, an# the horsemen who were with him 1ame also 'a1k to $/0)t. CF "n# the0 )la1e# him in his 'e#, an# the kin/ knew that his en# was 1ome to #ie, so ")aranith the @ueen his wife 1ame an# 1rie# 'efore the kin/, an# the kin/ we)t a /reat wee)in/ with her. C8 "n# all his no'les an# ser%ants 1ame on that #a0 an# saw the kin/ in that affli1tion, an# we)t a /reat wee)in/ with him. CG "n# the )rin1es of the kin/ an# all his 1ounselors a#%ise# the kin/ to 1ause one to rei/n in his stea# in the lan#, whomsoe%er he shoul# 1hoose from his sons. D0 "n# the kin/ ha# three sons an# two #au/hters whi1h ")aranith the @ueen his wife ha# 'orne to him, 'esi#es the kin/8s 1hil#ren of 1on1u'ines. D1 "n# these were their names, the first'orn 7thri, the se1on# "#ikam, an# the thir# ,orion, an# their sisters, the name of the el#er Bathia an# of the other "1u=i. DB "n# 7thri the first 'orn of the kin/ was an i#iot, )re1i)itate an# hurrie# in his wor#s. D3 But "#ikam was a 1unnin/ an# wise man an# knowin/ in all the wis#om of $/0)t, 'ut of unseeml0 as)e1t, thi1k in flesh, an# %er0 short in statureA his hei/ht was one 1u'it. DC "n# when the kin/ saw "#ikam his son intelli/ent an# wise in all thin/s, the kin/ resol%e# that he shoul# 'e kin/ in his stea# after his #eath. DD "n# he took for him a wife -e#u#ah #au/hter of "'ilot, an# he was ten 0ears ol#, an# she 'ore to him four sons. DE "n# he afterwar# went an# took three wi%es an# fathere# ei/ht sons an# three #au/hters. DF "n# the #isor#er /reatl0 )re%aile# o%er the kin/, an# his flesh stank like the flesh of a 1ar1ass 1ast u)on the fiel# in summer time, #urin/ the heat of the sun. D8 "n# when the kin/ saw that his si1kness ha# /reatl0 stren/thene# itself o%er him, he or#ere# his son "#ikam to 'e 'rou/ht to him, an# the0 ma#e him kin/ o%er the lan# in his )la1e. DG "n# at the en# of three 0ears, the kin/ #ie#, in shame, #is/ra1e, an# #is/ust, an# his ser%ants 1arrie# him an# 'urie# him in the se)ul1her of the kin/s of $/0)t in ?oan ,i=raim. E0 But the0 #i# not em'alm him as was usual with kin/s, for his flesh was )utri#, an# the0 1oul# not a))roa1h to em'alm him 'e1ause of the sten1h, so the0 'urie# him in haste. E1 &or this e%il was from the 9or# to him, for the 9or# ha# re)a0e# him e%il for the e%il whi1h in his #a0s he ha# #one to Israel. EB "n# he #ie# with terror an# with shame, an# his son "#ikam rei/ne# in his )la1e.

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1 "#ikam was twent0 0ears ol# when he rei/ne# o%er $/0)t, he rei/ne# four 0ears. B In the two hun#re# an# si:th 0ear of Israel8s /oin/ #own to $/0)t #i# "#ikam rei/n o%er $/0)t, 'ut he 1ontinue# not so lon/ in his rei/n o%er $/0)t as his fathers ha# 1ontinue# their rei/ns. 3 &or ,elol his father rei/ne# ninet0-four 0ears in $/0)t, 'ut he was ten 0ears si1k an# #ie#, for he ha# 'een wi1ke# 'efore the 9or#. C "n# all the $/0)tians 1alle# the name of "#ikam .haraoh like the name of his fathers, as was their 1ustom to #o in $/0)t. D "n# all the wise men of .haraoh 1alle# the name of "#ikam "hu=, for short is 1alle# "hu= in the $/0)tian lan/ua/e. E "n# "#ikam was e:1ee#in/l0 u/l0, an# he was a 1u'it an# a s)an an# he ha# a /reat 'ear# whi1h rea1he# to the soles of his feet. F "n# .haraoh sat u)on his father8s throne to rei/n o%er $/0)t, an# he 1on#u1te# the /o%ernment of $/0)t in his wis#om. 8 "n# while he rei/ne# he e:1ee#e# his father an# all the )re1e#in/ kin/s in wi1ke#ness, an# he in1rease# his 0oke o%er the 1hil#ren of Israel. G "n# he went with his ser%ants to -oshen to the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# he stren/thene# the la'or o%er them an# he sai# to them, !om)lete 0our work, ea1h #a08s task, an# #o not let 0our han#s sla1ken from our work from this #a0 forwar# as 0ou #i# in the #a0s of m0 father. 10 "n# he )la1e# offi1ers o%er them from amon/ the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# o%er these offi1ers he )la1e# taskmasters from amon/ his ser%ants. 11 "n# he )la1e# o%er them a measure of 'ri1ks for them to #o a11or#in/ to that num'er, #a0 '0 #a0, an# he turne# 'a1k an# went to $/0)t. 1B "t that time the task-masters of .haraoh or#ere# the offi1ers of the 1hil#ren of Israel a11or#in/ to the 1omman# of .haraoh, sa0in/, 13 In this manner sa0s .haraoh, 2o 0our work ea1h #a0, an# finish 0our task, an# o'ser%e the #ail0 measure of 'ri1ksA #o not #iminish an0thin/. 1C "n# it shall 1ome to )ass that if 0ou are #efi1ient in 0our #ail0 'ri1ks, I will )ut 0our 0oun/ 1hil#ren in their stea#. 1D "n# the task-masters of $/0)t #i# so in those #a0s as .haraoh ha# or#ere# them. 1E "n# whene%er an0 #efi1ien10 was foun# in the 1hil#ren of Israel8s measure of their #ail0 'ri1ks, the task-masters of .haraoh woul# /o to the wi%es of the 1hil#ren of Israel an# take infants of the 1hil#ren of Israel to the num'er of 'ri1ks #efi1ient, the0 woul# take them '0 for1e from their mother8s la)s, an# )ut them in the 'uil#in/ instea# of the 'ri1ksA 1F 3hile their fathers an# mothers were 1r0in/ o%er them an# wee)in/ when the0 hear# the wee)in/ %oi1es of their infants in the wall of the 'uil#in/. 18 "n# the task-masters )re%aile# o%er Israel, that the Israelites shoul# )la1e their 1hil#ren in the 'uil#in/, so that a man )la1e# his son in the wall an# )ut mortar o%er him, while his e0es we)t o%er him, an# his tears ran #own u)on his 1hil#. 1G "n# the task-masters of $/0)t #i# so to the 'a'es of Israel for man0 #a0s, an# no one )itie# or ha# 1om)assion o%er the 'a'es of the 1hil#ren of Israel. B0 "n# the num'er of all the 1hil#ren kille# in the 'uil#in/ was two hun#re# an# se%ent0, some whom the0 ha# 'uilt u)on instea# of the 'ri1ks whi1h ha# 'een left #efi1ient '0 their fathers, an# some whom the0 ha# #rawn out #ea# from the 'uil#in/. B1 "n# the la'or im)ose# u)on the 1hil#ren of Israel in the #a0s of "#ikam e:1ee#e# in har#shi) that whi1h the0 )erforme# in the #a0s of his father.
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BB "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel si/he# e%er0 #a0 'e1ause of their hea%0 work, for the0 ha# sai# to themsel%es, 3hen .haraoh shall #ie, his son will rise u) an# li/hten our workH B3 But the0 in1rease# the latter work more than the former, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel si/he# at this an# their 1r0 as1en#e# to -o# 'e1ause of their la'or. BC "n# -o# hear# the %oi1e of the 1hil#ren of Israel an# their 1r0, in those #a0s, an# -o# remem'ere# to them his 1o%enant whi1h he ha# ma#e with "'raham, Isaa1 an# Ja1o'. BD "n# -o# saw the 'ur#en of the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# their hea%0 work in those #a0s, an# he #etermine# to #eli%er them. BE "n# ,oses the son of "mram was still 1onfine# in the #un/eon in those #a0s, in the house of +euel the ,i#ianite, an# ?i))orah the #au/hter of +euel #i# su))ort him with foo# se1retl0 #a0 '0 #a0. BF "n# ,oses was 1onfine# in the #un/eon in the house of +euel for ten 0ears. B8 "n# at the en# of ten 0ears whi1h was the first 0ear of the rei/n of .haraoh o%er $/0)t, in the )la1e of his father, BG ?i))orah sai# to her father +euel, 6o )erson in@uires or seeks after the 4e'rew man, whom 0ou 'oun# in )rison now ten 0ears. 30 6ow therefore, if it seem /oo# in 0our si/ht, let us sen# an# see whether he is li%in/ or #ea#, 'ut her father #i# not know that she ha# su))orte# him. 31 "n# +euel her father answere# an# sai# to her, 4as e%er su1h a thin/ ha))ene# that a man shoul# 'e shut u) in a )rison without foo# for ten 0ears, an# that he shoul# li%e? 3B "n# ?i))orah answere# her father, sa0in/, Surel0 0ou ha%e hear# that the -o# of the 4e'rews is /reat an# awful, an# #oes won#ers for them at all times. 33 4e it was who #eli%ere# "'raham from ;r of the !hal#eans, an# Isaa1 from the swor# of his father, an# Ja1o' from the an/el of the 9or# who wrestle# with him at the for# of Ja''uk. 3C "lso with this man has he #one man0 thin/s, he #eli%ere# him from the ri%er in $/0)t an# from the swor# of .haraoh, an# from the 1hil#ren of !ush, so also 1an he #eli%er him from famine an# make him li%e. 3D "n# the thin/ seeme# /oo# in the si/ht of +euel, an# he #i# a11or#in/ to the wor# of his #au/hter, an# sent to the #un/eon to as1ertain what 'e1ame of ,oses. 3E "n# he saw, an# the man ,oses was li%in/ in the #un/eon, stan#in/ u)on his feet, )raisin/ an# )ra0in/ to the -o# of his an1estors. 3F "n# +euel 1omman#e# ,oses to 'e 'rou/ht out of the #un/eon, so the0 sha%e# him an# he 1han/e# his )rison /arments an# ate 'rea#. 38 "n# afterwar# ,oses went into the /ar#en of +euel whi1h was 'ehin# the house, an# he there )ra0e# to the 9or# his -o#, who ha# #one mi/ht0 won#ers for him. 3G "n# it was that while he )ra0e# he looke# o))osite to him, an# a sa))hire sti1k was )la1e# in the /roun#, whi1h was )lante# in the mi#st of the /ar#en. C0 "n# he a))roa1he# the sti1k an# he looke#, an# the name of the 9or# -o# of hosts was en/ra%e# on it, written an# #e%elo)e# u)on the sti1k. C1 "n# he rea# it an# stret1he# out his han# an# he )lu1ke# it like a forest tree from the thi1ket, an# the sti1k was in his han#. CB "n# this is the sti1k with whi1h all the works of our -o# were )erforme#, after he ha# 1reate# hea%en an# earth, an# all the host of them, seas, ri%ers an# all their fishes. C3 "n# when -o# ha# #ri%en "#am from the /ar#en of $#en, he took the sti1k in his han# an# went an# tille# the /roun# from whi1h he was taken. CC "n# the sti1k 1ame #own to 6oah an# was /i%en to Shem an# his #es1en#ants, until it 1ame
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into the han# of "'raham the 4e'rew. CD "n# when "'raham ha# /i%en all he ha# to his son Isaa1, he also /a%e to him this sti1k. CE "n# when Ja1o' ha# fle# to .a#an-aram, he took it into his han#, an# when he returne# to his father he ha# not left it 'ehin# him. CF "lso when he went #own to $/0)t he took it into his han# an# /a%e it to Jose)h, one )ortion a'o%e his 'rothers, for Ja1o' ha# taken it '0 for1e from his 'rother $sau. C8 "n# after the #eath of Jose)h, the no'les of $/0)t 1ame into the house of Jose)h, an# the sti1k 1ame into the han# of +euel the ,i#ianite, an# when he went out of $/0)t, he took it in his han# an# )lante# it in his /ar#en. CG "n# all the mi/ht0 men of the (inites trie# to )lu1k it when the0 en#ea%ore# to /et ?i))orah his #au/hter, 'ut the0 were unsu11essful. D0 So that sti1k remaine# )lante# in the /ar#en of +euel, until he 1ame who ha# a ri/ht to it an# took it. D1 "n# when +euel saw the sti1k in the han# of ,oses, he won#ere# at it, an# he /a%e him his #au/hter ?i))orah for a wife.

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1 "t that time #ie# Baal !hannan son of "1h'or, kin/ of $#om, an# was 'urie# in his house in the lan# of $#om. B "n# after his #eath the 1hil#ren of $sau sent to the lan# of $#om, an# took from there a man who was in $#om, whose name was 4a#a#, an# the0 ma#e him kin/ o%er them in the )la1e of Baal !hannan, their kin/. 3 "n# 4a#a# rei/ne# o%er the 1hil#ren of $#om fort0-ei/ht 0ears. C "n# when he rei/ne# he resol%e# to fi/ht a/ainst the 1hil#ren of ,oa', to 'rin/ them un#er the )ower of the 1hil#ren of $sau as the0 were 'efore, 'ut he was not a'le, 'e1ause the 1hil#ren of ,oa' hear# this thin/, an# the0 rose u) an# hurrie# to ele1t a kin/ o%er them from amon/ their 'rothers. D "n# the0 afterwar# /athere# to/ether a /reat )eo)le, an# sent to the 1hil#ren of "mmon their 'rothers for hel) to fi/ht a/ainst 4a#a# kin/ of $#om. E "n# 4a#a# hear# the thin/ whi1h the 1hil#ren of ,oa' ha# #one, an# was /reatl0 afrai# of them, an# refraine# from fi/htin/ a/ainst them. F In those #a0s ,oses, the son of "mram, in ,i#ian, took ?i))orah, the #au/hter of +euel the ,i#ianite, for a wife. 8 "n# ?i))orah walke# in the wa0s of the #au/hters of Ja1o', she was nothin/ short of the ri/hteousness of Sarah, +e'e11a, +a1hel an# 9eah. G "n# ?i))orah 1on1ei%e# an# 'ore a son an# he 1alle# his name -ershom, for he sai#, I was a stran/er in a forei/n lan#A 'ut he #i# not 1ir1um1ise his foreskin, at the 1omman# of +euel his father-in-law. 10 "n# she 1on1ei%e# a/ain an# 'ore a son, 'ut 1ir1um1ise# his foreskin, an# 1alle# his name $lie=er, for ,oses sai#, Be1ause the -o# of m0 fathers was m0 hel), an# #eli%ere# me from the swor# of .haraoh. 11 "n# .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t /reatl0 in1rease# the la'or of the 1hil#ren of Israel in those #a0s, an# 1ontinue# to make his 0oke hea%ier u)on the 1hil#ren of Israel. 1B "n# he or#ere# a )ro1lamation to 'e ma#e in $/0)t, sa0in/, -i%e no more straw to the )eo)le to make 'ri1ks with, let them /o an# /ather themsel%es straw as the0 1an fin# it.
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13 "lso the tale of 'ri1ks whi1h the0 shall make let them /i%e ea1h #a0, an# #iminish nothin/ from them, for the0 are i#le in their work. 1C "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel hear# this, an# the0 mourne# an# si/he#, an# the0 1rie# to the 9or# 'e1ause of the 'itterness of their souls. 1D "n# the 9or# hear# the 1ries of the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# saw the o))ression with whi1h the $/0)tians o))resse# them. 1E "n# the 9or# was >ealous of his )eo)le an# his inheritan1e, an# hear# their %oi1e, an# he resol%e# to take them out of the affli1tion of $/0)t, to /i%e them the lan# of !anaan for a )ossession.

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1 "n# in those #a0s ,oses was fee#in/ the flo1k of +euel the ,i#ianite his father-in-law, 'e0on# the wil#erness of Sin, an# the sti1k whi1h he took from his father-in-law was in his han#. B "n# it 1ame to )ass one #a0 that a ki# of /oats stra0e# from the flo1k, an# ,oses )ursue# it an# it 1ame to the mountain of -o# to 4ore'. 3 "n# when he 1ame to 4ore', the 9or# a))eare# there to him in the 'ush, an# he foun# the 'ush 'urnin/ with fire, 'ut the fire ha# no )ower o%er the 'ush to 1onsume it. C "n# ,oses was /reatl0 astonishe# at this si/ht, for what reason the 'ush was not 1onsume#, an# he a))roa1he# to see this mi/ht0 thin/, an# the 9or# 1alle# to ,oses out of the fire an# 1omman#e# him to /o #own to $/0)t, to .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t, to sen# the 1hil#ren of Israel from his ser%i1e. D "n# the 9or# sai# to ,oses, -o, return to $/0)t, for all those men who sou/ht 0our life are #ea#, an# 0ou will s)eak to .haraoh to sen# out the 1hil#ren of Israel from his lan#. E "n# the 9or# showe# him to #o si/ns an# won#ers in $/0)t 'efore the e0es of .haraoh an# the e0es of his su'>e1ts, in or#er that the0 mi/ht 'elie%e that the 9or# ha# sent him. F "n# ,oses listene# to all that the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# him, an# he returne# to his father-inlaw an# tol# him the thin/, an# +euel sai# to him, -o in )ea1e. 8 "n# ,oses rose u) to /o to $/0)t, an# he took his wife an# sons with him, an# he was at an inn in the roa#, an# an an/el of -o# 1ame #own, an# sou/ht an o11asion a/ainst him. G "n# he wishe# to kill him 'e1ause of his first 'orn son, 'e1ause he ha# not 1ir1um1ise# him, an# ha# trans/resse# the 1o%enant whi1h the 9or# ha# ma#e with "'raham. 10 &or ,oses ha# listene# to the wor#s of his father-in-law whi1h he ha# s)oken to him, not to 1ir1um1ise his first 'orn son, therefore he #i# not 1ir1um1ise him. 11 "n# ?i))orah saw the an/el of the 9or# seekin/ an o11asion a/ainst ,oses, an# she knew that this thin/ was owin/ to his not ha%in/ 1ir1um1ise# her son -ershom. 1B "n# ?i))orah hurrie# an# took of the shar) ro1k stones that were there, an# she 1ir1um1ise# her son, an# #eli%ere# her hus'an# an# her son from the han# of the an/el of the 9or#. 13 "n# "aron the son of "mram, the 'rother of ,oses, was in $/0)t walkin/ at the ri%er si#e on that #a0. 1C "n# the 9or# a))eare# to him in that )la1e, an# he sai# to him, -o now towar# ,oses in the wil#erness, an# he went an# met him in the mountain of -o#, an# he kisse# him. 1D "n# "aron lifte# u) his e0es, an# saw ?i))orah the wife of ,oses an# her 1hil#ren, an# he sai# to ,oses, 3ho are these to 0ou? 1E "n# ,oses sai# to him, he0 are m0 wife an# sons, whi1h -o# /a%e to me in ,i#ianA an# the
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thin/ /rie%e# "aron 'e1ause of the woman an# her 1hil#ren. 1F "n# "aron sai# to ,oses, Sen# awa0 the woman an# her 1hil#ren that the0 ma0 /o to her father8s house, an# ,oses listene# to the wor#s of "aron, an# #i# so. 18 "n# ?i))orah returne# with her 1hil#ren, an# the0 went to the house of +euel, an# remaine# there until the time arri%e# when the 9or# ha# %isite# his )eo)le, an# 'rou/ht them out from $/0)t from the han# at .haraoh. 1G "n# ,oses an# "aron 1ame to $/0)t to the 1ommunit0 of the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# the0 s)oke to them all the wor#s of the 9or#, an# the )eo)le re>oi1e# an e:1ee#in/ /reat re>oi1in/. B0 "n# ,oses an# "aron rose u) earl0 on the ne:t #a0, an# the0 went to the house of .haraoh, an# the0 took in their han#s the sti1k of -o#. B1 "n# when the0 1ame to the kin/8s /ate, two 0oun/ lions were 1onfine# there with iron instruments, an# no )erson went out or 1ame in from 'efore them, unless those whom the kin/ or#ere# to 1ome, when the 1on>urors 1ame an# with#rew the lions '0 their in1antations, an# this 'rou/ht them to the kin/. BB "n# ,oses hurrie# an# lifte# u) the sti1k u)on the lions, an# he loose# them, an# ,oses an# "aron 1ame into the kin/8s house. B3 he lions also 1ame with them in >o0, an# the0 followe# them an# re>oi1e# as a #o/ re>oi1es o%er his master when he 1omes from the fiel#. BC "n# when .haraoh saw this thin/ he was astonishe# at it, an# he was /reatl0 terrifie# at the re)ort, for their a))earan1e was like the a))earan1e of the 1hil#ren of -o#. BD "n# .haraoh sai# to ,oses, 3hat #o 0ou re@uire? an# the0 answere# him, sa0in/, he 9or# -o# of the 4e'rews has sent us to 0ou, to sa0, Sen# out m0 )eo)le that the0 ma0 ser%e me. BE "n# when .haraoh hear# their wor#s he was /reatl0 terrifie# 'efore them, an# he sai# to them, -o to#a0 an# 1ome 'a1k to me tomorrow, an# the0 #i# a11or#in/ to the wor# of the kin/. BF "n# when the0 ha# /one .haraoh sent for Balaam the ma/i1ian an# to Jannes an# Jam'res his sons, an# to all the ma/i1ians an# 1on>urors an# 1ounsellors whi1h 'elon/e# to the kin/, an# the0 all 1ame an# sat 'efore the kin/. B8 "n# the kin/ tol# them all the wor#s whi1h ,oses an# his 'rother "aron ha# s)oken to him, an# the ma/i1ians sai# to the kin/, But how 1ame the men to 0ou, 'e1ause of the lions whi1h were 1onfine# at the /ate? BG "n# the kin/ sai#, Be1ause the0 lifte# u) their ro# a/ainst the lions an# loose# them, an# 1ame to me, an# the lions also re>oi1e# at them as a #o/ re>oi1es to meet his master. 30 "n# Balaam the son of Beor the ma/i1ian answere# the kin/, sa0in/, hese are none else than ma/i1ians like oursel%es. 31 6ow therefore sen# for them, an# let them 1ome an# we will tr0 them, an# the kin/ #i# so. 3B "n# in the mornin/ .haraoh sent for ,oses an# "aron to 1ome 'efore the kin/, an# the0 took the ro# of -o#, an# 1ame to the kin/ an# s)oke to him, sa0in/, 33 In this manner sai# the 9or# -o# of the 4e'rews, Sen# m0 )eo)le that the0 ma0 ser%e me. 3C "n# the kin/ sai# to them, But who will 'elie%e 0ou that 0ou are the messen/ers of -o# an# that 0ou 1ome to me '0 his or#er? 3D 6ow therefore /i%e a won#er or si/n in this matter, an# then the wor#s whi1h 0ou s)eak will 'e 'elie%e#. 3E "n# "aron hurrie# an# threw the ro# out of his han# 'efore .haraoh an# 'efore his ser%ants, an# the ro# turne# into a ser)ent. 3F "n# the sor1erers saw this an# the0 1ast ea1h man his ro# u)on the /roun# an# the0 'e1ame ser)ents.
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38 "n# the ser)ent of "aron8s ro# lifte# u) its hea# an# o)ene# its mouth to swallow the ro#s of the ma/i1ians. 3G "n# Balaam the ma/i1ian answere# an# sai#, his thin/ has 'een from the #a0s of ol#, that a ser)ent shoul# swallow its fellow, an# that li%in/ thin/s #e%our ea1h other. C0 6ow therefore restore it to a ro# as it was at first, an# we will also restore our ro#s as the0 were at first, an# if 0our ro# shall swallow our ro#s, then shall we know that the s)irit of -o# is in 0ou, an# if not, 0ou are onl0 an artifi1er like that of oursel%es. C1 "n# "aron hurrie# an# stret1he# out his han# an# 1au/ht hol# of the ser)ent8s tail an# it 'e1ame a ro# in his han#, an# the sor1erers #i# the like with their ro#s, an# the0 /ot hol#, ea1h man of the tail of his ser)ent, an# the0 'e1ame ro#s as at first. CB "n# when the0 were restore# to ro#s, the ro# of "aron swallowe# u) their ro#s. C3 "n# when the kin/ saw this thin/, he or#ere# the 'ook of re1or#s that relate# to the kin/s of $/0)t, to 'e 'rou/ht, an# the0 'rou/ht the 'ook of re1or#s, the 1hroni1les of the kin/s of $/0)t, in whi1h all the i#ols of $/0)t were ins1ri'e#, for the0 thou/ht of fin#in/ in there the name of Jeho%ah, 'ut the0 #i# not fin# it. CC "n# .haraoh sai# to ,oses an# "aron, I ha%e not foun# the name of 0our -o# written in this 'ook, an# his name I #o not know. CD "n# the 1ounsellors an# wise men answere# the kin/, 3e ha%e hear# that the -o# of the 4e'rews is a son of the wise, the son of an1ient kin/s. CE "n# .haraoh turne# to ,oses an# "aron an# sai# to them, I #o not know the 9or# whom 0ou ha%e #e1lare#, neither will I sen# his )eo)le. CF "n# the0 answere# an# sai# to the kin/, he 9or# -o# of -o#s is his name, an# he )ro1laime# his name o%er us from the #a0s of our an1estors, an# sent us, sa0in/, -o to .haraoh an# sa0 to him, Sen# m0 )eo)le that the0 ma0 ser%e me. C8 6ow therefore sen# us, that we ma0 take a >ourne0 for three #a0s in the wil#erness, an# there ma0 sa1rifi1e to him, for from the #a0s of our /oin/ #own to $/0)t, he has not taken from our han#s either 'urnt offerin/, o'lation or sa1rifi1e, an# if 0ou will not sen# us, his an/er will 'e kin#le# a/ainst 0ou, an# he will strike $/0)t either with the )la/ue or with the swor#. CG "n# .haraoh sai# to them, ell me now his )ower an# his mi/htA an# the0 sai# to him, 4e 1reate# the hea%en an# the earth, the seas an# all their fishes, he forme# the li/ht, 1reate# the #arkness, 1ause# rain u)on the earth an# watere# it, an# ma#e the her'a/e an# /rass to s)rout, he 1reate# man an# 'east an# the animals of the forest, the 'ir#s of the air an# the fish of the sea, an# '0 his mouth the0 li%e an# #ie. D0 Surel0 he 1reate# 0ou in 0our mother8s wom', an# )ut into 0ou the 'reath of life, an# reare# 0ou an# )la1e# 0ou u)on the ro0al throne of $/0)t, an# he will take 0our 'reath an# soul from 0ou, an# return 0ou to the /roun# from where 0ou were taken. D1 "n# the an/er of the kin/ was kin#le# at their wor#s, an# he sai# to them, But who amon/ all the -o#s of nations 1an #o this? m0 ri%er is mine own, an# I ha%e ma#e it for m0self. DB "n# he #ro%e them from him, an# he or#ere# the la'or u)on Israel to 'e more se%ere than it was 0ester#a0 an# 'efore. D3 "n# ,oses an# "aron went out from the kin/8s )resen1e, an# the0 saw the 1hil#ren of Israel in an e%il 1on#ition for the task-masters ha# ma#e their la'or e:1ee#in/l0 hea%0. DC "n# ,oses returne# to the 9or# an# sai#, 3h0 ha%e 0ou ill treate# 0our )eo)le? for sin1e I 1ame to s)eak to .haraoh what 0ou sent me for, he has e:1ee#in/l0 ill use# the 1hil#ren of Israel. DD "n# the 9or# sai# to ,oses, 5ou will see that with an outstret1he# han# an# hea%0 )la/ues,
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.haraoh will sen# the 1hil#ren of Israel from his lan#. DE "n# ,oses an# "aron #welt amon/ their 'rothers the 1hil#ren of Israel in $/0)t. DF "n# as for the 1hil#ren of Israel the $/0)tians em'ittere# their li%es, with the hea%0 work whi1h the0 im)ose# u)on them.

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1 "n# at the en# of two 0ears, the 9or# a/ain sent ,oses to .haraoh to 'rin/ out the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# to sen# them out of the lan# of $/0)t. B "n# ,oses went an# 1ame to the house of .haraoh, an# he s)oke to him the wor#s of the 9or# who ha# sent him, 'ut .haraoh woul# not listen to the %oi1e of the 9or#, an# -o# rouse# his mi/ht in $/0)t u)on .haraoh an# his su'>e1ts, an# -o# stru1k .haraoh an# his )eo)le with %er0 /reat an# sore )la/ues. 3 "n# the 9or# sent '0 the han# of "aron an# turne# all the waters of $/0)t into 'loo#, with all their streams an# ri%ers. C "n# when an $/0)tian 1ame to #rink an# #raw water, he looke# into his )it1her, an# all the water was turne# into 'loo#A an# when he 1ame to #rink from his 1u) the water in the 1u) 'e1ame 'loo#. D "n# when a woman knea#e# her #ou/h an# 1ooke# her %i1tuals, their a))earan1e was turne# to that of 'loo#. E "n# the 9or# sent a/ain an# 1ause# all their waters to 'rin/ out fro/s, an# all the fro/s 1ame into the houses of the $/0)tians. F "n# when the $/0)tians #rank, their 'ellies were fille# with fro/s an# the0 #an1e# in their 'ellies as the0 #an1e when in the ri%er. 8 "n# all their #rinkin/ water an# 1ookin/ water turne# to fro/s, also when the0 la0 in their 'e#s their )ers)iration 're# fro/s. G 2es)ite all this, the an/er of the 9or# #i# not turn from them, an# his han# was stret1he# out a/ainst all the $/0)tians to strike them with e%er0 hea%0 )la/ue. 10 "n# he sent an# stru1k their #ust to li1e, an# the li1e 'e1ame in $/0)t to the hei/ht of two 1u'its u)on the earth. 11 he li1e were also %er0 numerous, in the flesh of man an# 'east, in all the inha'itants of $/0)t, also u)on the kin/ an# @ueen the 9or# sent the li1e, an# it /rie%e# $/0)t e:1ee#in/l0 'e1ause of the li1e. 1B 2es)ite this, the an/er of the 9or# #i# not turn awa0, an# his han# was still stret1he# out o%er $/0)t. 13 "n# the 9or# sent all kin#s of 'easts of the fiel# into $/0)t, an# the0 1ame an# #estro0e# all $/0)t, man an# 'east, an# trees, an# all thin/s that were in $/0)t. 1C "n# the 9or# sent fier0 ser)ents, s1or)ions, mi1e, weasels, toa#s, to/ether with others 1ree)in/ in #ust. 1D &lies, hornets, fleas, 'u/s an# /nats, ea1h swarm a11or#in/ to its kin#. 1E "n# all re)tiles an# win/e# animals a11or#in/ to their kin# 1ame to $/0)t an# /rie%e# the $/0)tians e:1ee#in/l0. 1F "n# the fleas an# flies 1ame into the e0es an# ears of the $/0)tians. 18 "n# the hornet 1ame u)on them an# #ro%e them awa0, an# the0 remo%e# from it into their inner rooms, an# it )ursue# them. 1G "n# when the $/0)tians hi# themsel%es 'e1ause of the swarm of animals, the0 lo1ke# their
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#oors after them, an# -o# or#ere# the Sulanuth whi1h was in the sea, to 1ome u) an# /o into $/0)t. B0 "n# she ha# lon/ arms, ten 1u'its in len/th of the 1u'it of a man. B1 "n# she went u)on the roofs an# un1o%ere# the rafterin/ an# floorin/ an# 1ut them, an# stret1he# out her arm into the house an# remo%e# the lo1k an# the 'olt, an# o)ene# the houses of $/0)t. BB "fterwar# 1ame the swarm of animals into the houses of $/0)t, an# the swarm of animals #estro0e# the $/0)tians, an# it /rie%e# them e:1ee#in/l0. B3 2es)ite this the an/er of the 9or# #i# not turn awa0 from the $/0)tians, an# his han# was 0et stret1he# out a/ainst them. BC "n# -o# sent the )estilen1e, an# the )estilen1e )er%a#e# $/0)t, in the horses an# asses, an# in the 1amels, in her#s of o:en an# shee) an# in man. BD "n# when the $/0)tians rose u) earl0 in the mornin/ to take their 1attle to )asture the0 foun# all their 1attle #ea#. BE "n# there remaine# of the 1attle of the $/0)tians onl0 one in ten, an# of the 1attle 'elon/in/ to Israel in -oshen not one #ie#. BF "n# -o# sent a 'urnin/ inflammation in the flesh of the $/0)tians, whi1h 'urst their skins, an# it 'e1ame a se%ere it1h in all the $/0)tians from the soles of their feet to the 1rowns of their hea#s. B8 "n# man0 'oils were in their flesh, that their flesh waste# awa0 until the0 'e1ame rotten an# )utri#. BG 2es)ite this, the an/er of the 9or# #i# not turn awa0, an# his han# was still stret1he# out o%er all $/0)t. 30 "n# the 9or# sent a %er0 hea%0 hail, whi1h stru1k their %ines an# 'roke their fruit trees an# #rie# them u) that the0 fell u)on them. 31 "lso e%er0 /reen her' 'e1ame #r0 an# )erishe#, for a min/lin/ fire #es1en#e# ami#st the hail, therefore the hail an# the fire 1onsume# all thin/s. 3B "lso men an# 'easts that were foun# a'roa# )erishe# of the flames of fire an# of the hail, an# all the 0oun/ lions were e:hauste#. 33 "n# the 9or# sent an# 'rou/ht numerous lo1usts into $/0)t, the !hasel, Salom, !har/ol, an# !ha/ole, lo1usts ea1h of its kin#, whi1h #e%oure# all that the hail ha# left remainin/. 3C hen the $/0)tians re>oi1e# at the lo1usts, althou/h the0 1onsume# the )ro#u1e of the fiel#, an# the0 1au/ht them in a'un#an1e an# salte# them for foo#. 3D "n# the 9or# turne# a mi/ht0 win# of the sea whi1h took awa0 all the lo1usts, e%en those that were salte#, an# thrust them into the +e# SeaA not one lo1ust remaine# within the 'oun#aries of $/0)t. 3E "n# -o# sent #arkness u)on $/0)t, that the whole lan# of $/0)t an# .athros 'e1ame #ark for three #a0s, so that a man 1oul# not see his han# when he lifte# it to his mouth. 3F "t that time #ie# man0 of the )eo)le of Israel who ha# re'elle# a/ainst the 9or# an# who woul# not listen to ,oses an# "aron, an# #i# not 'elie%e in them that -o# ha# sent them. 38 "n# who ha# sai#, 3e will not /o out from $/0)t for fear that we )erish with hun/er in a #esolate wil#erness, an# who woul# not listen to the %oi1e of ,oses. 3G "n# the 9or# )la/ue# them in the three #a0s of #arkness, an# the Israelites 'urie# them in those #a0s, without the $/0)tians knowin/ of them or re>oi1in/ o%er them. C0 "n# the #arkness was %er0 /reat in $/0)t for three #a0s, an# an0 )erson who was stan#in/ when the #arkness 1ame, remaine# stan#in/ in his )la1e, an# he that was sittin/ remaine# sittin/,
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an# he that was l0in/ 1ontinue# l0in/ in the same state, an# he that was walkin/ remaine# sittin/ u)on the /roun# in the same s)otA an# this thin/ ha))ene# to all the $/0)tians, until the #arkness ha# )asse# awa0. C1 "n# the #a0s of #arkness )asse# awa0, an# the 9or# sent ,oses an# "aron to the 1hil#ren of Israel, sa0in/, !ele'rate 0our feast an# make 0our .asso%er, for I 1ome in the mi#st of the ni/ht amon/ all the $/0)tians, an# I will strike all their first 'orn, from the first 'orn of a man to the first 'orn of a 'east, an# when I see 0our .asso%er, I will )ass o%er 0ou. CB "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel #i# a11or#in/ to all that the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# ,oses an# "aron, the0 #i# like this in that ni/ht. C3 "n# it 1ame to )ass in the mi##le of the ni/ht, that the 9or# went out in the mi#st of $/0)t, an# stru1k all the first 'orn of the $/0)tians, from the first 'orn of man to the first 'orn of 'east. CC "n# .haraoh rose u) in the ni/ht, he an# all his ser%ants an# all the $/0)tians, an# there was a /reat 1r0 throu/hout $/0)t in that ni/ht, for there was not a house in whi1h there was not a 1or)se. CD "lso the likenesses of the first 'orn of $/0)t, whi1h were 1ar%e# in the walls at their houses, were #estro0e# an# fell to the /roun#. CE $%en the 'ones of their first 'orn who ha# #ie# 'efore this an# whom the0 ha# 'urie# in their houses, were rake# u) '0 the #o/s of $/0)t on that ni/ht an# #ra//e# 'efore the $/0)tians an# 1ast 'efore them. CF "n# all the $/0)tians saw this e%il whi1h ha# su##enl0 1ome u)on them, an# all the $/0)tians 1rie# out with a lou# %oi1e. C8 "n# all the families of $/0)t we)t u)on that ni/ht, ea1h man for his son an# ea1h man for his #au/hter, 'ein/ the first 'orn, an# the tumult of $/0)t was hear# at a #istan1e on that ni/ht. CG "n# Bathia the #au/hter of .haraoh went out with the kin/ on that ni/ht to seek ,oses an# "aron in their houses, an# the0 foun# them in their houses, eatin/ an# #rinkin/ an# re>oi1in/ with all Israel. D0 "n# Bathia sai# to ,oses, Is this the rewar# for the /oo# whi1h I ha%e #one to 0ou, who ha%e reare# 0ou an# stret1he# 0ou out, an# 0ou ha%e 'rou/ht this e%il u)on me an# m0 father8s house? D1 "n# ,oses sai# to her, Surel0 ten )la/ues #i# the 9or# 'rin/ u)on $/0)tA #i# an0 e%il a11rue to 0ou from an0 of them? #i# one of them affe1t 0ou? an# she sai#, 6o. DB "n# ,oses sai# to her, "lthou/h 0ou are the first 'orn to 0our mother, 0ou will not #ie, an# no e%il shall rea1h 0ou in the mi#st of $/0)t. D3 "n# she sai#, 3hat a#%anta/e is it to me, when I see the kin/, m0 'rother, an# all his househol# an# su'>e1ts in this e%il, whose first 'orn )erish with all the first 'orn of $/0)t? DC "n# ,oses sai# to her, Surel0 0our 'rother an# his househol#, an# su'>e1ts, the families of $/0)t, woul# not listen to the wor#s of the 9or#, therefore #i# this e%il 1ome u)on them. DD "n# .haraoh kin/ of $/0)t a))roa1he# ,oses an# "aron, an# some of the 1hil#ren of Israel who were with them in that )la1e, an# he )ra0e# to them, sa0in/, DE +ise u) an# take 0our 'rothers, all the 1hil#ren of Israel who are in the lan#, with their shee) an# o:en, an# all 'elon/in/ to them, the0 shall lea%e nothin/ remainin/, onl0 )ra0 for me to the 9or# 0our -o#. DF "n# ,oses sai# to .haraoh, hou/h 0ou are 0our mother8s first 'orn, 0et #o not fear, for 0ou will not #ie, for the 9or# has 1omman#e# that 0ou will li%e, in or#er to show 0ou his /reat mi/ht an# stron/ stret1he# out arm. D8 "n# .haraoh or#ere# the 1hil#ren of Israel to 'e sent awa0, an# all the $/0)tians
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stren/thene# themsel%es to sen# them, for the0 sai#, 3e are all )erishin/. DG "n# all the $/0)tians sent the Israelites out, with /reat ri1hes, shee) an# o:en an# )re1ious thin/s, a11or#in/ to the oath of the 9or# 'etween him an# our &ather "'raham. E0 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel #ela0e# /oin/ out at ni/ht, an# when the $/0)tians 1ame to them to 'rin/ them out, the0 sai# to them, "re we thie%es, that we shoul# /o out at ni/ht? E1 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel aske# of the $/0)tians, %essels of sil%er, an# %essels of /ol#, an# /arments, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel stri))e# the $/0)tians. EB "n# ,oses hurrie# an# rose u) an# went to the ri%er of $/0)t, an# 'rou/ht u) from there the 1offin of Jose)h an# took it with him. E3 he 1hil#ren of Israel also 'rou/ht u), ea1h man his father8s 1offin with him, an# ea1h man the 1offins of his tri'e.

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1 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel >ourne0e# from +ameses to Su11oth, a'out si: hun#re# thousan# men on foot, 'esi#es the little ones an# their wi%es. B "lso a mi:e# multitu#e went u) with them, an# flo1ks an# her#s, e%en mu1h 1attle. 3 "n# the so>ournin/ of the 1hil#ren of Israel, who #welt in the lan# of $/0)t in har# la'or, was two hun#re# an# ten 0ears. C "n# at the en# of two hun#re# an# ten 0ears, the 9or# 'rou/ht out the 1hil#ren of Israel from $/0)t with a stron/ han#. D "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel tra%ele# from $/0)t an# from -oshen an# from +ameses, an# en1am)e# in Su11oth on the fifteenth #a0 of the first month. E "n# the $/0)tians 'urie# all their first 'orn whom the 9or# ha# stri1ken, an# all the $/0)tians 'urie# their slain for three #a0s. F "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel tra%ele# from Su11oth an# en1am)e# in $thom, at the en# of the wil#erness. 8 "n# on the thir# #a0 after the $/0)tians ha# 'urie# their first 'orn, man0 men rose u) from $/0)t an# went after Israel to make them return to $/0)t, for the0 re)ente# that the0 ha# sent the Israelites awa0 from their ser%itu#e. G "n# one man sai# to his nei/h'or, Surel0 ,oses an# "aron s)oke to .haraoh, sa0in/, 3e will /o a three #a0s8 >ourne0 in the wil#erness an# sa1rifi1e to the 9or# our -o#. 10 6ow therefore let us rise u) earl0 in the mornin/ an# 1ause them to return, an# it shall 'e that if the0 return with us to $/0)t to their masters, then shall we know that there is faith in them, 'ut if the0 will not return, then will we fi/ht with them, an# make them 1ome 'a1k with /reat )ower an# a stron/ han#. 11 "n# all the no'les of .haraoh rose u) in the mornin/, an# with them a'out se%en hun#re# thousan# men, an# the0 went out from $/0)t on that #a0, an# 1ame to the )la1e where the 1hil#ren of Israel were. 1B "n# all the $/0)tians saw an# ,oses an# "aron an# all the 1hil#ren of Israel were sittin/ 'efore .i-hahiroth, eatin/ an# #rinkin/ an# 1ele'ratin/ the feast of the 9or#. 13 "n# all the $/0)tians sai# to the 1hil#ren of Israel, Surel0 0ou sai#, 3e will /o a >ourne0 for three #a0s in the wil#erness an# sa1rifi1e to our -o# an# return. 1C 6ow therefore this #a0 makes fi%e #a0s sin1e 0ou went, wh0 #o 0ou not return to 0our masters? 1D "n# ,oses an# "aron answere# them, sa0in/, Be1ause the 9or# our -o# has testifie# in us,
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sa0in/, 5ou shall no more return to $/0)t, 'ut we will 'etake oursel%es to a lan# flowin/ with milk an# hone0, as the 9or# our -o# ha# sworn to our an1estors to /i%e to us. 1E "n# when the no'les of $/0)t saw that the 1hil#ren of Israel #i# not listen to them, to return to $/0)t, the0 /ir#e# themsel%es to fi/ht with Israel. 1F "n# the 9or# stren/thene# the hearts of the 1hil#ren of Israel o%er the $/0)tians, that the0 /a%e them a se%ere 'eatin/, an# the 'attle was sore u)on the $/0)tians, an# all the $/0)tians fle# from 'efore the 1hil#ren of Israel, for man0 of them )erishe# '0 the han# of Israel. 18 "n# the no'les of .haraoh went to $/0)t an# tol# .haraoh, sa0in/, he 1hil#ren of Israel ha%e fle#, an# will no more return to $/0)t, an# in this manner #i# ,oses an# "aron s)eak to us. 1G "n# .haraoh hear# this thin/, an# his heart an# the hearts of all his su'>e1ts were turne# a/ainst Israel, an# the0 re)ente# that the0 ha# sent IsraelA an# all the $/0)tians a#%ise# .haraoh to )ursue the 1hil#ren of Israel to make them 1ome 'a1k to their 'ur#ens. B0 "n# the0 sai# ea1h man to his 'rother, 3hat is this whi1h we ha%e #one, that we ha%e sent Israel from our ser%itu#e? B1 "n# the 9or# stren/thene# the hearts of all the $/0)tians to )ursue the Israelites, for the 9or# #esire# to o%erthrow the $/0)tians in the +e# Sea. BB "n# .haraoh rose u) an# harnesse# his 1hariot, an# he or#ere# all the $/0)tians to assem'le, not one man was left e:1e)tin/ the little ones an# the women. B3 "n# all the $/0)tians went out with .haraoh to )ursue the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# the 1am) of $/0)t was an e:1ee#in/l0 lar/e an# hea%0 1am), a'out ten hun#re# thousan# men. BC "n# the whole of this 1am) went an# )ursue# the 1hil#ren of Israel to 'rin/ them 'a1k to $/0)t, an# the0 rea1he# them en1am)in/ '0 the +e# Sea. BD "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel lifte# u) their e0es, an# looke# u)on all the $/0)tians )ursuin/ them, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel were /reatl0 terrifie# at them, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel 1rie# to the 9or#. BE "n# 'e1ause of the $/0)tians, the 1hil#ren of Israel #i%i#e# themsel%es into four #i%isions, an# the0 were #i%i#e# in their o)inions, for the0 were afrai# of the $/0)tians, an# ,oses s)oke to ea1h of them. BF he first #i%ision was of the 1hil#ren of +eu'en, Simeon, an# Issa1har, an# the0 resol%e# to 1ast themsel%es into the sea, for the0 were e:1ee#in/l0 afrai# of the $/0)tians. B8 "n# ,oses sai# to them, 2o not fear, stan# still an# see the sal%ation of the 9or# whi1h 4e will effe1t this #a0 for 0ou. BG he se1on# #i%ision was of the 1hil#ren of ?e'ulun, Ben>amin an# 6a)htali, an# the0 resol%e# to /o 'a1k to $/0)t with the $/0)tians. 30 "n# ,oses sai# to them, #o not fear, for as 0ou ha%e seen the $/0)tians this #a0, so shall 0ou see them no more for e%er. 31 he thir# #i%ision was of the 1hil#ren of Ju#ah an# Jose)h, an# the0 resol%e# to /o to meet the $/0)tians to fi/ht with them. 3B "n# ,oses sai# to them, Stan# in 0our )la1es, for the 9or# will fi/ht for 0ou, an# 0ou shall remain silent. 33 "n# the fourth #i%ision was of the 1hil#ren of 9e%i, -a#, an# "sher, an# the0 resol%e# to /o into the mi#st of the $/0)tians to 1onfoun# them, an# ,oses sai# to them, +emain in 0our stations an# #o not fear, onl0 1all to the 9or# that he ma0 sa%e 0ou out of their han#s. 3C "fter this ,oses rose u) from ami#st the )eo)le, an# he )ra0e# to the 9or# an# sai#, 3D 7 9or# -o# of the whole earth, sa%e now 0our )eo)le whom 0ou 'rou/ht out from $/0)t,
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an# #o not let the $/0)tians 'oast that )ower an# mi/ht are theirs. 3E So the 9or# sai# to ,oses, 3h0 #o 0ou 1r0 to me? s)eak to the 1hil#ren of Israel that the0 shall )ro1ee#, an# #o 0ou stret1h out 0our ro# u)on the sea an# #i%i#e it, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel shall )ass throu/h it. 3F "n# ,oses #i# so, an# he lifte# u) his ro# u)on the sea an# #i%i#e# it. 38 "n# the waters of the sea were #i%i#e# into twel%e )arts, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel )asse# throu/h on foot, with shoes, as a man woul# )ass throu/h a )re)are# roa#. 3G "n# the 9or# manifeste# to the 1hil#ren of Israel his won#ers in $/0)t an# in the sea '0 the han# of ,oses an# "aron. C0 "n# when the 1hil#ren of Israel ha# entere# the sea, the $/0)tians 1ame after them, an# the waters of the sea resume# u)on them, an# the0 all sank in the water, an# not one man was left e:1e)tin/ .haraoh, who /a%e thanks to the 9or# an# 'elie%e# in him, therefore the 9or# #i# not 1ause him to )erish at that time with the $/0)tians. C1 "n# the 9or# or#ere# an an/el to take him from amon/ the $/0)tians, who 1ast him u)on the lan# of 6ine%ah an# he rei/ne# o%er it for a lon/ time. CB "n# on that #a0 the 9or# sa%e# Israel from the han# of $/0)t, an# all the 1hil#ren of Israel saw that the $/0)tians ha# )erishe#, an# the0 looke# u)on the /reat han# of the 9or#, in what he ha# )erforme# in $/0)t an# in the sea. C3 hen san/ ,oses an# the 1hil#ren of Israel this son/ to the 9or#, on the #a0 when the 9or# 1ause# the $/0)tians to fall 'efore them. CC "n# all Israel san/ in 1on1ert, sa0in/, I will sin/ to the 9or# for 4e is /reatl0 e:alte#, the horse an# his ri#er has he 1ast into the seaA it is written in the 'ook of the law of -o#. CD "fter this the 1hil#ren of Israel )ro1ee#e# on their >ourne0, an# en1am)e# in ,arah, an# the 9or# /a%e to the 1hil#ren of Israel statutes an# >u#/ments in that )la1e in ,arah, an# the 9or# 1omman#e# the 1hil#ren of Israel to walk in all his wa0s an# to ser%e him. CE "n# the0 >ourne0e# from ,arah an# 1ame to $lim, an# in $lim were twel%e s)rin/s of water an# se%ent0 #ate trees, an# the 1hil#ren en1am)e# there '0 the waters. CF "n# the0 >ourne0e# from $lim an# 1ame to the wil#erness of Sin, on the fifteenth #a0 of the se1on# month after their #e)arture from $/0)t. C8 "t that time the 9or# /a%e the manna to the 1hil#ren of Israel to eat, an# the 9or# 1ause# foo# to rain from hea%en for the 1hil#ren of Israel #a0 '0 #a0. CG "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel ate the manna for fort0 0ears, all the #a0s that the0 were in the wil#erness, until the0 1ame to the lan# of !anaan to )ossess it. D0 "n# the0 )ro1ee#e# from the wil#erness of Sin an# en1am)e# in "lush. D1 "n# the0 )ro1ee#e# from "lush an# en1am)e# in +e)hi#im. DB "n# when the 1hil#ren of Israel were in +e)hi#im, "malek the son of $li)ha=, the son of $sau, the 'rother of ?e)ho, 1ame to fi/ht with Israel. D3 "n# he 'rou/ht with him ei/ht hun#re# an# one thousan# men, ma/i1ians an# 1on>urers, an# he )re)are# for 'attle with Israel in +e)hi#im. DC "n# the0 1arrie# on a /reat an# se%ere 'attle a/ainst Israel, an# the 9or# #eli%ere# "malek an# his )eo)le into the han#s of ,oses an# the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# into the han# of Joshua, the son of 6un, the $)hrathite, the ser%ant of ,oses. DD "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel stru1k "malek an# his )eo)le at the e#/e of the swor#, 'ut the 'attle was %er0 sore u)on the 1hil#ren of Israel. DE "n# the 9or# sai# to ,oses, 3rite this thin/ as a memorial for 0ou in a 'ook, an# )la1e it in the han# of Joshua, the son of 6un, 0our ser%ant, an# 0ou will 1omman# the 1hil#ren of Israel,
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sa0in/, 3hen 0ou 1ome to the lan# of !anaan, 0ou will utterl0 effa1e the remem'ran1e of "malek from un#er hea%en. DF "n# ,oses #i# so, an# he took the 'ook an# wrote u)on it these wor#s, sa0in/, D8 +emem'er what "malek has #one to 0ou in the roa# when 0ou went out from $/0)t. DG 3ho met 0ou in the roa# an# stru1k 0our rear, e%en those that were fee'le 'ehin# 0ou when 0ou were faint an# wear0. E0 herefore it shall 'e when the 9or# 0our -o# shall ha%e /i%en 0ou rest from all 0our enemies roun# a'out in the lan# whi1h the 9or# 0our -o# /i%es 0ou for an inheritan1e, to )ossess it, that 0ou will 'lot out the remem'ran1e of "malek from un#er hea%en, 0ou will not for/et it. E1 "n# the kin/ who shall ha%e )it0 on "malek, or u)on his memor0 or u)on his see#, I will re@uire it of him, an# I will 1ut him off from amon/ his )eo)le. EB "n# ,oses wrote all these thin/s in a 'ook, an# he en>oine# the 1hil#ren of Israel res)e1tin/ all these matters.

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1 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel )ro1ee#e# from +e)hi#im an# the0 en1am)e# in the wil#erness of Sinai, in the thir# month from their /oin/ out from $/0)t. B "t that time 1ame +euel the ,i#ianite, the father-in-law of ,oses, with ?i))orah his #au/hter an# her two sons, for he ha# hear# of the won#ers of the 9or# whi1h he ha# #one to Israel, that he ha# #eli%ere# them from the han# of $/0)t. 3 "n# +euel 1ame to ,oses to the wil#erness where he was en1am)e#, where was the mountain of -o#. C "n# ,oses went out to meet his father-in-law with /reat honor, an# all Israel was with him. D "n# +euel an# his 1hil#ren remaine# amon/ the Israelites for man0 #a0s, an# +euel knew the 9or# from that #a0 forwar#. E "n# in the thir# month from the 1hil#ren of Israel8s #e)arture from $/0)t, on the si:th #a0 of it, the 9or# /a%e to Israel the ten 1omman#ments on ,ount Sinai. F "n# all Israel hear# all these 1omman#ments, an# all Israel re>oi1e# e:1ee#in/l0 in the 9or# on that #a0. 8 "n# the /lor0 of the 9or# reste# u)on ,ount Sinai, an# he 1alle# to ,oses, an# ,oses 1ame in the mi#st of a 1lou# an# as1en#e# the mountain. G "n# ,oses was u)on the mount fort0 #a0s an# fort0 ni/htsA he ate no 'rea# an# #rank no water, an# the 9or# instru1te# him in the statutes an# >u#/ments in or#er to tea1h the 1hil#ren of Israel. 10 "n# the 9or# wrote the ten 1omman#ments whi1h he ha# 1omman#e# the 1hil#ren of Israel u)on two ta'lets of stone, whi1h he /a%e to ,oses to 1omman# the 1hil#ren of Israel. 11 "n# at the en# of fort0 #a0s an# fort0 ni/hts, when the 9or# ha# finishe# s)eakin/ to ,oses on ,ount Sinai, then the 9or# /a%e to ,oses the ta'lets of stone, written with the fin/er of -o#. 1B "n# when the 1hil#ren of Israel saw that ,oses tarrie# to 1ome #own from the mount, the0 /athere# roun# "aron, an# sai#, "s for this man ,oses, we #o not know what has 'e1ome of him. 13 6ow therefore rise u), make for us a /o# who shall /o 'efore us, so that 0ou will not #ie. 1C "n# "aron was /reatl0 afrai# of the )eo)le, an# he or#ere# them to 'rin/ him /ol# an# he ma#e it into a molten 1alf for the )eo)le. 1D "n# the 9or# sai# to ,oses, 'efore he ha# 1ome #own from the mount, -et 0ou #own, for
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0our )eo)le whom 0ou 'rou/ht out from $/0)t ha%e 1orru)te# themsel%es. 1E he0 ha%e ma#e to themsel%es a molten 1alf, an# ha%e 'owe# #own to it, now therefore lea%e me, that I ma0 1onsume them from off the earth, for the0 are a stiffne1ke# )eo)le. 1F "n# ,oses 'e//e# the 1ountenan1e of the 9or#, an# he )ra0e# to the 9or# for the )eo)le 'e1ause of the 1alf whi1h the0 ha# ma#e, an# he afterwar# #es1en#e# from the mount an# in his han#s were the two ta'lets of stone, whi1h -o# ha# /i%en him to 1omman# the Israelites. 18 "n# when ,oses a))roa1he# the 1am) an# saw the 1alf whi1h the )eo)le ha# ma#e, the an/er of ,oses was kin#le# an# he 'roke the ta'lets un#er the mount. 1G "n# ,oses 1ame to the 1am) an# he took the 1alf an# 'urne# it with fire, an# /roun# it untill it 'e1ame fine #ust, an# strewe# it u)on the water an# /a%e it to the Israelites to #rink. B0 "n# there #ie# of the )eo)le '0 the swor#s of ea1h other a'out three thousan# men who ha# ma#e the 1alf. B1 "n# on the morrow ,oses sai# to the )eo)le, I will /o u) to the 9or#, )erha)s I ma0 make atonement for 0our sins whi1h 0ou ha%e sinne# to the 9or#. BB "n# ,oses a/ain went u) to the 9or#, an# he remaine# with the 9or# fort0 #a0s an# fort0 ni/hts. B3 "n# #urin/ the fort0 #a0s #i# ,oses entreat the 9or# in 'ehalf of the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# the 9or# listene# to the )ra0er of ,oses, an# the 9or# was entreate# of him in 'ehalf of Israel. BC hen s)oke the 9or# to ,oses to hew two stone ta'lets an# to 'rin/ them u) to the 9or#, who woul# write u)on them the ten 1omman#ments. BD 6ow ,oses #i# so, an# he 1ame #own an# hewe# the two ta'lets an# went u) to ,ount Sinai to the 9or#, an# the 9or# wrote the ten 1omman#ments u)on the ta'lets. BE "n# ,oses remaine# 0et with the 9or# fort0 #a0s an# fort0 ni/hts, an# the 9or# instru1te# him in statutes an# >u#/ments to im)art to Israel. BF "n# the 9or# 1omman#e# him res)e1tin/ the 1hil#ren of Israel that the0 shoul# make a san1tuar0 for the 9or#, that his name mi/ht rest in there, an# the 9or# showe# him the likeness of the san1tuar0 an# the likeness of all its %essels. B8 "n# at the en# of the fort0 #a0s, ,oses 1ame #own from the mount an# the two ta'lets were in his han#. BG "n# ,oses 1ame to the 1hil#ren of Israel an# s)oke to them all the wor#s of the 9or#, an# he tau/ht them laws, statutes an# >u#/ments whi1h the 9or# ha# tau/ht him. 30 "n# ,oses tol# the 1hil#ren of Israel the wor# of the 9or#, that a san1tuar0 shoul# 'e ma#e for him, to #well amon/ the 1hil#ren of Israel. 31 "n# the )eo)le re>oi1e# /reatl0 at all the /oo# whi1h the 9or# ha# s)oken to them, throu/h ,oses, an# the0 sai#, 3e will #o all that the 9or# has s)oken to 0ou. 3B "n# the )eo)le rose u) like one man an# the0 ma#e /enerous offerin/s to the san1tuar0 of the 9or#, an# ea1h man 'rou/ht the offerin/ of the 9or# for the work of the san1tuar0, an# for all its ser%i1e. 33 "n# all the 1hil#ren of Israel 'rou/ht ea1h man of all that was foun# in his )ossession for the work of the san1tuar0 of the 9or#, /ol#, sil%er an# 'rass, an# e%er0 thin/ that was ser%i1ea'le for the san1tuar0. 3C "n# all the wise men who were )ra1ti1e# in work 1ame an# ma#e the san1tuar0 of the 9or#, a11or#in/ to all that the 9or# ha# 1omman#e#, e%er0 man in the work in whi1h he ha# 'een )ra1ti1e#A an# all the wise men in heart ma#e the san1tuar0, an# its furniture an# all the %essels for the hol0 ser%i1e, as the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# ,oses. 3D "n# the work of the san1tuar0 of the ta'erna1le was 1om)lete# at the en# of fi%e months, an#
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the 1hil#ren of Israel #i# all that the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# ,oses. 3E "n# the0 'rou/ht the san1tuar0 an# all its furniture to ,osesA like that of the re)resentation whi1h the 9or# ha# shown to ,oses, so #i# the 1hil#ren of Israel. 3F "n# ,oses saw the work, an# the0 #i# it as the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# him, so ,oses 'lesse# them.

%HA$TER 8+
1 "n# in the twelfth month, in the twent0-thir# #a0 of the month, ,oses took "aron an# his sons, an# he #resse# them in their /arments, an# anointe# them an# #i# to them as the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# him, an# ,oses 'rou/ht u) all the offerin/s whi1h the 9or# ha# on that #a0 1omman#e# him. B ,oses afterwar# took "aron an# his sons an# sai# to them, &or se%en #a0s shall 0ou remain at the #oor of the ta'erna1le, for in this manner am I 1omman#e#. 3 "n# "aron an# his sons #i# all that the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# them throu/h ,oses, an# the0 remaine# for se%en #a0s at the #oor of the ta'erna1le. C "n# on the ei/hth #a0, 'ein/ the first #a0 of the first month, in the se1on# 0ear from the Israelites8 #e)arture from $/0)t, ,oses ere1te# the san1tuar0, an# ,oses )ut u) all the furniture of the ta'erna1le an# all the furniture of the san1tuar0, an# he #i# all that the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# him. D "n# ,oses 1alle# to "aron an# his sons, an# the0 'rou/ht the 'urnt offerin/ an# the sin offerin/ for themsel%es an# the 1hil#ren of Israel, as the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# ,oses. E 7n that #a0 the two sons of "aron, 6a#a' an# "'ihu, took stran/e fire an# 'rou/ht it 'efore the 9or# who ha# not 1omman#e# them, an# a fire went out from 'efore the 9or#, an# 1onsume# them, an# the0 #ie# 'efore the 9or# on that #a0. F hen on the #a0 when ,oses ha# 1om)lete# to ere1t the san1tuar0, the )rin1es of the 1hil#ren of Israel 'e/an to 'rin/ their offerin/s 'efore the 9or# for the #e#i1ation of the altar. 8 "n# the0 'rou/ht u) their offerin/s ea1h )rin1e for one #a0, a )rin1e ea1h #a0 for twel%e #a0s. G "n# all the offerin/s whi1h the0 'rou/ht, ea1h man in his #a0, one sil%er 1har/er wei/hin/ one hun#re# an# thirt0 shekels, one sil%er 'owl of se%ent0 shekels after the shekel of the san1tuar0, 'oth of them full of fine flour, min/le# with oil for a meat offerin/. 10 7ne s)oon, wei/hin/ ten shekels of /ol#, full of in1ense. 11 7ne 0oun/ 'ullo1k, one ram, one lam' of the first 0ear for a 'urnt offerin/. 1B "n# one ki# of the /oats for a sin offerin/. 13 "n# for a sa1rifi1e of )ea1e offerin/, two o:en, fi%e rams, fi%e he-/oats, fi%e lam's of a 0ear ol#. 1C In this manner the twel%e )rin1es of Israel #i# #a0 '0 #a0, ea1h man in his #a0. 1D "n# it was after this, in the thirteenth #a0 of the month, that ,oses 1omman#e# the 1hil#ren of Israel to o'ser%e the .asso%er. 1E "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel ke)t the .asso%er in its season in the fourteenth #a0 of the month, as the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# ,oses, so #i# the 1hil#ren of Israel. 1F "n# in the se1on# month, on the first #a0 of it, the 9or# s)oke to ,oses, sa0in/, 18 6um'er the hea#s of all the males of the 1hil#ren of Israel from twent0 0ears ol# an# u)war#, 0ou an# 0our 'rother "aron an# the twel%e )rin1es of Israel. 1G "n# ,oses #i# so, an# "aron 1ame with the twel%e )rin1es of Israel, an# the0 num'ere# the
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1hil#ren of Israel in the wil#erness of Sinai. B0 "n# the num'ers of the 1hil#ren of Israel '0 the houses of their fathers, from twent0 0ears ol# an# u)war#, were si: hun#re# an# three thousan#, fi%e hun#re# an# fift0. B1 But the 1hil#ren of 9e%i were not num'ere# amon/ their 'rothers the 1hil#ren of Israel. BB "n# the num'er of all the males of the 1hil#ren of Israel from one month ol# an# u)war#, was twent0-two thousan#, two hun#re# an# se%ent0-three. B3 "n# the num'er of the 1hil#ren of 9e%i from one month ol# an# a'o%e, was twent0-two thousan#. BC "n# ,oses )la1e# the )riests an# the 9e%ites ea1h man to his ser%i1e an# to his 'ur#en to ser%e the san1tuar0 of the ta'erna1le, as the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# ,oses. BD "n# on the twentieth #a0 of the month, the 1lou# was taken awa0 from the ta'erna1le of testimon0. BE "t that time the 1hil#ren of Israel 1ontinue# their >ourne0 from the wil#erness of Sinai, an# the0 took a >ourne0 of three #a0s, an# the 1lou# reste# u)on the wil#erness of .aranA there the an/er of the 9or# was kin#le# a/ainst Israel, for the0 ha# )ro%oke# the 9or# in askin/ him for meat, that the0 mi/ht eat. BF "n# the 9or# listene# to their %oi1e, an# /a%e them meat whi1h the0 ate for one month. B8 But after this the an/er of the 9or# was kin#le# a/ainst them, an# he stru1k them with a /reat slau/hter, an# the0 were 'urie# there in that )la1e. BG "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel 1alle# that )la1e (e'roth 4attaa%ah, 'e1ause there the0 'urie# the )eo)le that luste# flesh. 30 "n# the0 #e)arte# from (e'roth 4attaa%ah an# )it1he# in 4a=eroth, whi1h is in the wil#erness of .aran. 31 "n# while the 1hil#ren of Israel were in 4a=eroth, the an/er of the 9or# was kin#le# a/ainst ,iriam 'e1ause of ,oses, an# she 'e1ame le)rous, white as snow. 3B "n# she was 1onfine# without the 1am) for se%en #a0s, until she ha# 'een re1ei%e# a/ain after her le)ros0. 33 he 1hil#ren of Israel afterwar# #e)arte# from 4a=eroth, an# )it1he# in the en# of the wil#erness of .aran. 3C "t that time, the 9or# s)oke to ,oses to sen# twel%e men from the 1hil#ren of Israel, one man to a tri'e, to /o an# e:)lore the lan# of !anaan. 3D "n# ,oses sent the twel%e men, an# the0 1ame to the lan# of !anaan to sear1h an# e:amine it, an# the0 e:)lore# the whole lan# from the wil#erness of Sin to +e1ho' as 0ou 1ome to !hamoth. 3E "n# at the en# of fort0 #a0s the0 1ame to ,oses an# "aron, an# the0 'rou/ht him wor# as it was in their hearts, an# ten of the men 'rou/ht u) an e%il re)ort to the 1hil#ren of Israel, of the lan# whi1h the0 ha# e:)lore#, sa0in/, It is 'etter for us to return to $/0)t than to /o to this lan#, a lan# that 1onsumes its inha'itants. 3F But Joshua the son of 6un, an# !ale' the son of Je)huneh, who were of those that e:)lore# the lan#, sai#, he lan# is e:1ee#in/l0 /oo#. 38 If the 9or# #eli/ht in us, then he will 'rin/ us to this lan# an# /i%e it to us, for it is a lan# flowin/ with milk an# hone0. 3G But the 1hil#ren of Israel woul# not listen to them, an# the0 listene# to the wor#s of the ten men who ha# 'rou/ht u) an e%il re)ort of the lan#. C0 "n# the 9or# hear# the murmurin/s of the 1hil#ren of Israel an# he was an/r0 an# swore, sa0in/,
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C1 Surel0 not one man of this wi1ke# /eneration shall see the lan# from twent0 0ears ol# an# u)war# e:1e)tin/ !ale' the son of Je)huneh an# Joshua the son of 6un. CB But surel0 this wi1ke# /eneration shall )erish in this wil#erness, an# their 1hil#ren shall 1ome to the lan# an# the0 shall )ossess itA so the an/er of the 9or# was kin#le# a/ainst Israel, an# he ma#e them wan#er in the wil#erness for fort0 0ears until the en# of that wi1ke# /eneration, 'e1ause the0 #i# not follow the 9or#. C3 "n# the )eo)le #welt in the wil#erness of .aran a lon/ time, an# the0 afterwar# )ro1ee#e# to the wil#erness '0 the wa0 of the +e# Sea.

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1 "t that time (orah the son of Jet=er the son of (ehath the son of 9e%i, took man0 men of the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# the0 rose u) an# @uarrele# with ,oses an# "aron an# the whole 1on/re/ation. B "n# the 9or# was an/r0 with them, an# the earth o)ene# its mouth, an# swallowe# them u), with their houses an# all 'elon/in/ to them, an# all the men 'elon/in/ to (orah. 3 "n# after this -o# ma#e the )eo)le /o roun# '0 the wa0 of ,ount Seir for a lon/ time. C "t that time the 9or# sai# to ,oses, 2o not )ro%oke a war a/ainst the 1hil#ren of $sau, for I will not /i%e to 0ou of an0 thin/ 'elon/in/ to them, as mu1h as the sole of the foot 1oul# trea# u)on, for I ha%e /i%en ,ount Seir for an inheritan1e to $sau. D herefore #i# the 1hil#ren of $sau fi/ht a/ainst the 1hil#ren of Seir in former times, an# the 9or# ha# #eli%ere# the 1hil#ren of Seir into the han#s of the 1hil#ren of $sau, an# #estro0e# them from 'efore them, an# the 1hil#ren of $sau #welt in their stea# to this #a0. E herefore the 9or# sai# to the 1hil#ren of Israel, 2o not fi/ht a/ainst the 1hil#ren of $sau 0our 'rothers, for nothin/ in their lan# 'elon/s to 0ou, 'ut 0ou ma0 'u0 foo# of them for mone0 an# eat it, an# 0ou ma0 'u0 water of them for mone0 an# #rink it. F "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel #i# a11or#in/ to the wor# of the 9or#. 8 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel went a'out the wil#erness, /oin/ roun# '0 the wa0 of ,ount Sinai for a lon/ time, an# #i# not tou1h the 1hil#ren of $sau, an# the0 1ontinue# in that #istri1t for nineteen 0ears. G "t that time #ie# 9atinus kin/ of the 1hil#ren of !hittim, in the fort0-fifth 0ear of his rei/n, whi1h is the fourteenth 0ear of the 1hil#ren of Israel8s #e)arture from $/0)t. 10 "n# the0 'urie# him in his )la1e whi1h he ha# 'uilt for himself in the lan# of !hittim, an# "'imnas rei/ne# in his )la1e for thirt0-ei/ht 0ears. 11 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel )asse# the 'oun#ar0 of the 1hil#ren of $sau in those #a0s, at the en# of nineteen 0ears, an# the0 1ame an# )asse# the roa# of the wil#erness of ,oa'. 1B "n# the 9or# sai# to ,oses, #o not atta1k ,oa', an# #o not fi/ht a/ainst them, for I will /i%e 0ou nothin/ of their lan#. 13 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel )asse# the roa# of the wil#erness of ,oa' for nineteen 0ears, an# the0 #i# not fi/ht a/ainst them. 1C "n# in the thirt0-si:th 0ear of the 1hil#ren of Israel8s #e)artin/ from $/0)t the 9or# stru1k the heart of Sihon, kin/ of the "morites, an# he wa/e# war, an# went out to fi/ht a/ainst the 1hil#ren of ,oa'. 1D "n# Sihon sent messen/ers to Beor the son of Janeas, the son of Balaam, 1ounsellor to the kin/ of $/0)t, an# to Balaam his son, to 1urse ,oa', in or#er that it mi/ht 'e #eli%ere# into the han# of Sihon.
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1E "n# the messen/ers went an# 'rou/ht Beor the son of Janeas, an# Balaam his son, from .ethor in ,eso)otamia, so Beor an# Balaam his son 1ame to the 1it0 of Sihon an# the0 1urse# ,oa' an# their kin/ in the )resen1e of Sihon kin/ of the "morites. 1F So Sihon went out with his whole arm0, an# he went to ,oa' an# fou/ht a/ainst them, an# he su'#ue# them, an# the 9or# #eli%ere# them into his han#s, an# Sihon slew the kin/ of ,oa'. 18 "n# Sihon took all the 1ities of ,oa' in the 'attleA he also took 4esh'on from them, for 4esh'on was one of the 1ities of ,oa', an# Sihon )la1e# his )rin1es an# his no'les in 4esh'on, an# 4esh'on 'elon/e# to Sihon in those #a0s. 1G herefore the )ara'le s)eakers Beor an# Balaam his son uttere# these wor#s, sa0in/, !ome to 4esh'on, the 1it0 of Sihon will 'e 'uilt an# esta'lishe#. B0 3oe to 0ou ,oa'H 0ou are lost, 7 )eo)le of (emoshH It is written u)on the 'ook of the law of -o#. B1 "n# when Sihon ha# 1on@uere# ,oa', he )la1e# /uar#s in the 1ities whi1h he ha# taken from ,oa', an# a 1onsi#era'le num'er of the 1hil#ren of ,oa' fell in 'attle into the han# of Sihon, an# he ma#e a /reat 1a)ture of them, sons an# #au/hters, an# he slew their kin/A so Sihon turne# 'a1k to his own lan#. BB "n# Sihon /a%e numerous )resents of sil%er an# /ol# to Beor an# Balaam his son, an# he #ismisse# them, an# the0 went to ,eso)otamia to their home an# 1ountr0. B3 "t that time all the 1hil#ren of Israel )asse# from the roa# of the wil#erness of ,oa', an# returne# an# surroun#e# the wil#erness of $#om. BC So the whole 1on/re/ation 1ame to the wil#erness of Sin in the first month of the fortieth 0ear from their #e)arture from $/0)t, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel #welt there in (a#esh, of the wil#erness of Sin, an# ,iriam #ie# there an# she was 'urie# there. BD "t that time ,oses sent messen/ers to 4a#a# kin/ of $#om, sa0in/, In this manner sa0s 0our 'rother Israel, 9et me )ass I )ra0 0ou throu/h 0our lan#, we will not )ass throu/h fiel# or %ine0ar#, we will not #rink the water of the wellA we will walk in the kin/8s roa#. BE "n# $#om sai# to him, 0ou will not )ass throu/h m0 1ountr0, an# $#om went out to meet the 1hil#ren of Israel with a mi/ht0 )eo)le. BF "n# the 1hil#ren of $sau refuse# to let the 1hil#ren of Israel )ass throu/h their lan#, so the Israelites remo%e# from them an# #i# not fi/ht a/ainst them. B8 &or 'efore this the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# the 1hil#ren of Israel, sa0in/, 5ou shall not fi/ht a/ainst the 1hil#ren of $sau, therefore the Israelites remo%e# from them an# #i# not fi/ht a/ainst them. BG So the 1hil#ren of Israel #e)arte# from (a#esh, an# all the )eo)le 1ame to ,ount 4or. 30 "t that time the 9or# sai# to ,oses, ell 0our 'rother "aron that he shall #ie there, for he shall not 1ome to the lan# whi1h I ha%e /i%en to the 1hil#ren of Israel. 31 "n# "aron went u), at the 1omman# of the 9or#, to ,ount 4or, in the fortieth 0ear, in the fifth month, in the first #a0 of the month. 3B "n# "aron was one hun#re# an# twent0-three 0ears ol# when he #ie# in ,ount 4or.

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1 "n# kin/ "ra# the !anaanite, who #welt in the south, hear# that the Israelites ha# 1ome '0 the wa0 of the s)ies, an# he arran/e# his for1es to fi/ht a/ainst the Israelites. B "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel were /reatl0 afrai# of him, for he ha# a /reat an# hea%0 arm0, so the 1hil#ren of Israel resol%e# to return to $/0)t.
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3 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel turne# 'a1k a'out the #istan1e of three #a0s8 >ourne0 to ,aserath Beni Jaakon, for the0 were /reatl0 afrai# 'e1ause of the kin/ "ra#. C "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel woul# not /et 'a1k to their )la1es, so the0 remaine# in Beni Jaakon for thirt0 #a0s. D "n# when the 1hil#ren of 9e%i saw that the 1hil#ren of Israel woul# not turn 'a1k, the0 were >ealous for the sake of the 9or#, an# the0 rose u) an# fou/ht a/ainst the Israelites their 'rothers, an# slew of them a /reat 'o#0, an# for1e# them to turn 'a1k to their )la1e, ,ount 4or. E "n# when the0 returne#, kin/ "ra# was still arran/in/ his host for 'attle a/ainst the Israelites. F "n# Israel %owe# a %ow, sa0in/, If 0ou will #eli%er this )eo)le into m0 han#, then I will utterl0 #estro0 their 1ities. 8 "n# the 9or# listene# to the %oi1e of Israel, an# he #eli%ere# the !anaanites into their han#, an# he utterl0 #estro0e# them an# their 1ities, an# he 1alle# the name of the )la1e 4ormah. G "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel >ourne0e# from ,ount 4or an# )it1he# in 7'oth, an# the0 >ourne0e# from 7'oth an# the0 )it1he# at I>e-a'arim, in the 'or#er of ,oa'. 10 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel sent to ,oa', sa0in/, 9et us )ass now throu/h 0our lan# into our )la1e, 'ut the 1hil#ren of ,oa' woul# not suffer the 1hil#ren of Israel to )ass throu/h their lan#, for the 1hil#ren of ,oa' were /reatl0 afrai# for fear that the 1hil#ren of Israel shoul# #o to them as Sihon kin/ of the "morites ha# #one to them, who ha# taken their lan# an# ha# slain man0 of them. 11 herefore ,oa' woul# not suffer the Israelites to )ass throu/h his lan#, an# the 9or# 1omman#e# the 1hil#ren of Israel, sa0in/, hat the0 shoul# not fi/ht a/ainst ,oa', so the Israelites remo%e# from ,oa'. 1B "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel >ourne0e# from the 'or#er of ,oa', an# the0 1ame to the other si#e of "rnon, the 'or#er of ,oa', 'etween ,oa' an# the "morites, an# the0 )it1he# in the 'or#er of Sihon, kin/ of the "morites, in the wil#erness of (e#emoth. 13 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel sent messen/ers to Sihon, kin/ of the "morites, sa0in/, 1C 9et us )ass throu/h 0our lan#, we will not turn into the fiel#s or into the %ine0ar#s, we will /o alon/ '0 the kin/8s hi/hwa0 until we shall ha%e )asse# 0our 'or#er, 'ut Sihon woul# not suffer the Israelites to )ass. 1D So Sihon 1olle1te# all the )eo)le of the "morites an# went out into the wil#erness to meet the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# he fou/ht a/ainst Israel in Jaha=. 1E "n# the 9or# #eli%ere# Sihon kin/ of the "morites into the han# of the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# Israel stru1k all the )eo)le of Sihon with the e#/e of the swor# an# a%en/e# the 1ause of ,oa'. 1F "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel took )ossession of the lan# of Sihon from "ram to Ja'uk, to the 1hil#ren of "mmon, an# the0 took all the s)oil of the 1ities. 18 "n# Israel took all these 1ities, an# Israel #welt in all the 1ities of the "morites. 1G "n# all the 1hil#ren of Israel resol%e# to fi/ht a/ainst the 1hil#ren of "mmon, to take their lan# also. B0 So the 9or# sai# to the 1hil#ren of Israel, 2o not atta1k the 1hil#ren of "mmon, neither stir u) 'attle a/ainst them, for I will /i%e nothin/ to 0ou of their lan#, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel listene# to the wor# of the 9or#, an# #i# not fi/ht a/ainst the 1hil#ren of "mmon. B1 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel turne# an# went u) '0 the wa0 of Bashan to the lan# of 7/, kin/ of Bashan, an# 7/ the kin/ of Bashan went out to meet the Israelites in 'attle, an# he ha# with him man0 %aliant men, an# a %er0 stron/ for1e from the )eo)le of the "morites. BB "n# 7/ kin/ of Bashan was a %er0 )owerful man, 'ut 6aaron his son was e:1ee#in/l0 )owerful, e%en stron/er than he was.
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B3 "n# 7/ sai# in his heart, 6ow the whole 1am) of Israel takes u) a s)a1e of three )arsa, now will I strike them at on1e without swor# or s)ear. BC "n# 7/ went u) ,ount Jaha=, an# took therefrom one lar/e stone, the len/th of whi1h was three )arsa, an# he )la1e# it on his hea#, an# resol%e# to throw it u)on the 1am) of the 1hil#ren of Israel, to strike all the Israelites with that stone. BD "n# the an/el of the 9or# 1ame an# )ier1e# the stone u)on the hea# of 7/, an# the stone fell u)on the ne1k of 7/ that 7/ fell to the earth 'e1ause of the wei/ht of the stone u)on his ne1k. BE "t that time the 9or# sai# to the 1hil#ren of Israel, 2o not 'e afrai# of him, for I ha%e /i%en him an# all his )eo)le an# all his lan# into 0our han#, an# 0ou shall #o to him as 0ou #i# to Sihon. BF "n# ,oses went #own to him with a small num'er of the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# ,oses stru1k 7/ with a sti1k at the ankles of his feet an# slew him. B8 he 1hil#ren of Israel afterwar# )ursue# the 1hil#ren of 7/ an# all his )eo)le, an# the0 'eat an# #estro0e# them untill there was no remnant left of them. BG ,oses afterwar# sent some of the 1hil#ren of Israel to s)0 out Jaa=er, for Jaa=er was a %er0 famous 1it0. 30 "n# the s)ies went to Jaa=er an# e:)lore# it, an# the s)ies truste# in the 9or#, an# the0 fou/ht a/ainst the men of Jaa=er. 31 "n# these men took Jaa=er an# its %illa/es, an# the 9or# #eli%ere# them into their han#, an# the0 #ro%e out the "morites who ha# 'een there. 3B "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel took the lan# of the two kin/s of the "morites, si:t0 1ities whi1h were on the other si#e of Jor#an, from the 'rook of "rnon to ,ount 4erman. 33 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel >ourne0e# an# 1ame into the )lain of ,oa' whi1h is on this si#e of Jor#an, '0 Jeri1ho. 3C "n# the 1hil#ren of ,oa' hear# all the e%il whi1h the 1hil#ren of Israel ha# #one to the two kin/s of the "morites, to Sihon an# 7/, so all the men of ,oa' were /reatl0 afrai# of the Israelites. 3D "n# the el#ers of ,oa' sai#, he two kin/s of the "morites, Sihon an# 7/, who were more )owerful than all the kin/s of the earth, 1oul# not stan# a/ainst the 1hil#ren of Israel, how then 1an we stan# 'efore them? 3E Surel0 the0 sent us a messa/e 'efore now to )ass throu/h our lan# on their wa0, an# we woul# not suffer them, now the0 will turn u)on us with their hea%0 swor#s an# #estro0 usA an# ,oa' was #istresse# 'e1ause of the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# the0 were /reatl0 afrai# of them, an# the0 1ounselle# to/ether what was to 'e #one to the 1hil#ren of Israel. 3F "n# the el#ers of ,oa' resol%e# an# took one of their men, Balak the son of ?i))or the ,oa'ite, an# ma#e him kin/ o%er them at that time, an# Balak was a %er0 wise man. 38 "n# the el#ers of ,oa' rose u) an# sent to the 1hil#ren of ,i#ian to make )ea1e with them, for a /reat 'attle an# enmit0 ha# 'een in those #a0s 'etween ,oa' an# ,i#ian, from the #a0s of 4a#a# the son of Be#a# kin/ of $#om, who stru1k ,i#ian in the fiel# of ,oa', to these #a0s. 3G "n# the 1hil#ren of ,oa' sent to the 1hil#ren of ,i#ian, an# the0 ma#e )ea1e with them, an# the el#ers of ,i#ian 1ame to the lan# of ,oa' to make )ea1e in 'ehalf of the 1hil#ren of ,i#ian. C0 "n# the el#ers of ,oa' 1ounselle# with the el#ers of ,i#ian what to #o in or#er to sa%e their li%es from Israel. C1 "n# all the 1hil#ren of ,oa' sai# to the el#ers of ,i#ian, 6ow therefore the 1hil#ren of Israel li1k u) all that are roun# a'out us, as the o: li1ks u) the /rass of the fiel#, for in this manner the0
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#i# to the two kin/s of the "morites who are stron/er than we are. CB "n# the el#ers of ,i#ian sai# to ,oa', 3e ha%e hear# that at the time when Sihon kin/ of the "morites fou/ht a/ainst 0ou, when he )re%aile# o%er 0ou an# took 0our lan#, he ha# sent to Beor the son of Janeas an# to Balaam his son from ,eso)otamia, an# the0 1ame an# 1urse# 0ouA therefore #i# the han# of Sihon )re%ail o%er 0ou, that he took 0our lan#. C3 6ow therefore sen# 0ou also to Balaam his son, for he still remains in his lan#, an# /i%e him his hire, that he ma0 1ome an# 1urse all the )eo)le of whom 0ou are afrai#A so the el#ers of ,oa' hear# this thin/, an# it )lease# them to sen# to Balaam the son of Beor. CC So Balak the son of ?i))or kin/ of ,oa' sent messen/ers to Balaam, sa0in/, CD here is a )eo)le 1ome out from $/0)t, the0 1o%er the fa1e of the earth, an# the0 a'i#e o%er a/ainst me. CE 6ow therefore 1ome an# 1urse this )eo)le for me, for the0 are too mi/ht0 for me, )erha)s I shall )re%ail to fi/ht a/ainst them, an# #ri%e them out, for I hear# that he whom 0ou 'less is 'lesse#, an# whom 0ou 1urse is 1urse#. CF So the messen/ers of Balak went to Balaam an# 'rou/ht Balaam to 1urse the )eo)le to fi/ht a/ainst ,oa'. C8 "n# Balaam 1ame to Balak to 1urse Israel, an# the 9or# sai# to Balaam, 2o not 1urse this nation for it is 'lesse#. CG "n# Balak ur/e# Balaam #a0 '0 #a0 to 1urse Israel, 'ut Balaam #i# not listen to Balak 'e1ause of the wor# of the 9or# whi1h he ha# s)oken to Balaam. D0 "n# when Balak saw that Balaam woul# not a11e#e to his wish, he rose u) an# went home, an# Balaam also returne# to his lan# an# he went from there to ,i#ian. D1 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel >ourne0e# from the )lain of ,oa', an# )it1he# '0 Jor#an from Beth->esimoth e%en to "'el-shittim, at the en# of the )lains of ,oa'. DB "n# when the 1hil#ren of Israel a'o#e in the )lain of Shittim, the0 'e/an to 1ommit whore#om with the #au/hters of ,oa'. D3 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel a))roa1he# ,oa', an# the 1hil#ren of ,oa' )it1he# their tents o))osite to the 1am) of the 1hil#ren of Israel. DC "n# the 1hil#ren of ,oa' were afrai# of the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# the 1hil#ren of ,oa' took all their #au/hters an# their wi%es of 'eautiful as)e1t an# 'eautiful a))earan1e, an# #resse# them in /ol# an# sil%er an# 1ostl0 /arments. DD "n# the 1hil#ren of ,oa' seate# those women at the #oor of their tents, in or#er that the 1hil#ren of Israel mi/ht see them an# turn to them, an# not fi/ht a/ainst ,oa'. DE "n# all the 1hil#ren of ,oa' #i# this thin/ to the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# e%er0 man )la1e# his wife an# #au/hter at the #oor of his tent, an# all the 1hil#ren of Israel saw the a1t of the 1hil#ren of ,oa', an# the 1hil#ren of Israel turne# to the #au/hters of ,oa' an# 1o%ete# them, an# the0 went to them. DF "n# it 1ame to )ass that when a 4e'rew 1ame to the #oor of the tent of ,oa', an# saw a #au/hter of ,oa' an# #esire# her in his heart, an# s)oke with her at the #oor of the tent that whi1h he #esire#, while the0 were s)eakin/ to/ether the men of the tent woul# 1ome out an# s)eak to the 4e'rew like that of these wor#s: D8 Surel0 0ou know that we are 'rothers, we are all the #es1en#ants of 9ot an# the #es1en#ants of "'raham his 'rother, for what reason then will 0ou not remain with us, an# for what reason will 0ou not eat our 'rea# an# our sa1rifi1e? DG "n# when the 1hil#ren of ,oa' ha# o%erwhelme# him like this with their s)ee1hes, an# enti1e# him '0 their flatterin/ wor#s, the0 seate# him in the tent an# 1ooke# an# sa1rifi1e# for
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him, an# he ate of their sa1rifi1e an# of their 'rea#. E0 he0 then /a%e him wine an# he #rank an# 'e1ame into:i1ate#, an# the0 )la1e# 'efore him a 'eautiful #amsel, an# he #i# with her as he like#, for he #i# not know what he was #oin/, as he ha# #runk )lentifull0 of wine. E1 In this manner #i# the 1hil#ren of ,oa' to Israel in that )la1e, in the )lain of Shittim, an# the an/er of the 9or# was kin#le# a/ainst Israel 'e1ause of this matter, an# he sent a )estilen1e amon/ them, an# there #ie# of the Israelites twent0-four thousan# men. EB 6ow there was a man of the 1hil#ren of Simeon whose name was ?imri, the son of Salu, who 1onne1te# himself with the ,i#ianite !os'i, the #au/hter of ?ur, kin/ of ,i#ian, in the si/ht of all the 1hil#ren of Israel. E3 "n# .hineas the son of $la=er, the son of "aron the )riest, saw this wi1ke# thin/ whi1h ?imri ha# #one, an# he took a s)ear an# rose u) an# went after them, an# )ier1e# them 'oth an# slew them, an# the )estilen1e 1ease# from the 1hil#ren of Israel.

%HA$TER 81 "t that time after the )estilen1e, the 9or# sai# to ,oses, an# to $la=er the son of "aron the )riest, sa0in/, B 6um'er the hea#s of the whole 1ommunit0 of the 1hil#ren of Israel, from twent0 0ears ol# an# u)war#, all that went out in the arm0. 3 "n# ,oses an# $la=er num'ere# the 1hil#ren of Israel after their families, an# the num'er of all Israel was se%en hun#re# thousan#, se%en hun#re# an# thirt0. C "n# the num'er of the 1hil#ren of 9e%i, from one month ol# an# u)war#, was twent0-three thousan#, an# amon/ these there was not a man of those num'ere# '0 ,oses an# "aron in the wil#erness of Sinai. D &or the 9or# ha# tol# them that the0 woul# #ie in the wil#erness, so the0 all #ie#, an# not one ha# 'een left of them e:1e)tin/ !ale' the son of Je)huneh, an# Joshua the son of 6un. E "n# it was after this that the 9or# sai# to ,oses, Sa0 to the 1hil#ren of Israel to a%en/e u)on ,i#ian the 1ause of their 'rothers the 1hil#ren of Israel. F "n# ,oses #i# so, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel 1hose from amon/ them twel%e thousan# men, 'ein/ one thousan# to a tri'e, an# the0 went to ,i#ian. 8 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel warre# a/ainst ,i#ian, an# the0 slew e%er0 male, also the fi%e )rin1es of,i#ian, an# Balaam the son of Beor #i# the0 sla0 with the swor#. G "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel took the wi%es of ,i#ian 1a)ti%e, with their little ones an# their 1attle, an# all 'elon/in/ to them. 10 "n# the0 took all the s)oil an# all the )re0, an# the0 'rou/ht it to ,oses an# to $la=er to the )lains of ,oa'. 11 "n# ,oses an# $la=er an# all the )rin1es of the 1on/re/ation went out to meet them with >o0. 1B "n# the0 #i%i#e# all the s)oil of ,i#ian, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel ha# 'een re%en/e# u)on ,i#ian for the 1ause of their 'rothers the 1hil#ren of Israel.

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1 "t that time the 9or# sai# to ,oses, 5our #a0s are a))roa1hin/ to an en#, take now Joshua the son of 6un 0our ser%ant an# )la1e him in the ta'erna1le, an# I will 1omman# him, an# ,oses
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#i# so. B "n# the 9or# a))eare# in the ta'erna1le in a )illar of 1lou#, an# the )illar of 1lou# stoo# at the entran1e of the ta'erna1le. 3 "n# the 9or# 1omman#e# Joshua the son of 6un an# sai# to him, Be stron/ an# 1oura/eous, for 0ou will 'rin/ the 1hil#ren of Israel to the lan# whi1h I swore to /i%e them, an# I will 'e with 0ou. C "n# ,oses sai# to Joshua, Be stron/ an# 1oura/eous, for 0ou will make the 1hil#ren of Israel inherit the lan#, an# the 9or# will 'e with 0ou, he will not lea%e 0ou nor a'an#on 0ou, #o not 'e afrai# nor #isheartene#. D "n# ,oses 1alle# to all the 1hil#ren of Israel an# sai# to them, 5ou ha%e seen all the /oo# whi1h the 9or# 0our -o# has #one for 0ou in the wil#erness. E 6ow therefore o'ser%e all the wor#s of this law, an# walk in the wa0 of the 9or# 0our -o#, #o not turn from the wa0 whi1h the 9or# has 1omman#e# 0ou, either to the ri/ht or to the left. F "n# ,oses tau/ht the 1hil#ren of Israel statutes an# >u#/ments an# laws to #o in the lan# as the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# him. 8 "n# he tau/ht them the wa0 of the 9or# an# his lawsA the0 are written u)on the 'ook of the law of -o# whi1h he /a%e to the 1hil#ren of Israel '0 the han# of ,oses. G "n# ,oses finishe# 1omman#in/ the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# the 9or# sai# to him, sa0in/, -o u) to the ,ount "'arim an# #ie there, an# 'e /athere# to 0our )eo)le as "aron 0our 'rother was /athere#. 10 "n# ,oses went u) as the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# him, an# he #ie# there in the lan# of ,oa' '0 the or#er of the 9or#, in the fortieth 0ear from the Israelites /oin/ out from the lan# of $/0)t. 11 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel we)t for ,oses in the )lains of ,oa' for thirt0 #a0s, an# the #a0s of wee)in/ an# mournin/ for ,oses were 1om)lete#.

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1 "n# it was after the #eath of ,oses that the 9or# sai# to Joshua the son of 6un, sa0in/, B +ise u) an# )ass the Jor#an to the lan# whi1h I ha%e /i%en to the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# 0ou will make the 1hil#ren of Israel inherit the lan#. 3 $%er0 )la1e u)on whi1h the sole of 0our feet shall trea# shall 'elon/ to 0ou, from the wil#erness of 9e'anon to the /reat ri%er the ri%er of .erath shall 'e 0our 'oun#ar0. C 6o man shall stan# u) a/ainst 0ou all the #a0s of 0our lifeA as I was with ,oses, so will I 'e with 0ou, onl0 'e stron/ an# of /oo# 1oura/e to o'ser%e all the law whi1h ,oses 1omman#e# 0ou, #o not turn from the wa0 either to the ri/ht or to the left, in or#er that 0ou ma0 )ros)er in all that 0ou #o. D "n# Joshua 1omman#e# the offi1ers of Israel, sa0in/, .ass throu/h the 1am) an# 1omman# the )eo)le, sa0in/, .re)are for 0oursel%es )ro%isions, for in three #a0s more 0ou will )ass the Jor#an to )ossess the lan#. E "n# the offi1ers of the 1hil#ren of Israel #i# so, an# the0 1omman#e# the )eo)le an# the0 #i# all that Joshua ha# 1omman#e#. F "n# Joshua sent two men to s)0 out the lan# of Jeri1ho, an# the men went an# s)ie# out Jeri1ho. 8 "n# at the en# of se%en #a0s the0 1ame to Joshua in the 1am) an# sai# to him, he 9or# has #eli%ere# the whole lan# into our han#, an# the inha'itants of it are melte# with fear 'e1ause of us.
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G "n# it 1ame to )ass after that, that Joshua rose u) in the mornin/ an# all Israel with him, an# the0 >ourne0e# from Shittim, an# Joshua an# all Israel with him )asse# the Jor#anA an# Joshua was ei/ht0-two 0ears ol# when he )asse# the Jor#an with Israel. 10 "n# the )eo)le went u) from Jor#an on the tenth #a0 of the first month, an# the0 en1am)e# in -il/al at the eastern 1orner of Jeri1ho. 11 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel ke)t the .asso%er in -il/al, in the )lains of Jeri1ho, on the fourteenth #a0 at the month, as it is written in the law of ,oses. 1B "n# the manna 1ease# at that time on the morrow of the .asso%er, an# there was no more manna for the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# the0 ate of the )ro#u1e of the lan# of !anaan. 13 "n# Jeri1ho was entirel0 1lose# a/ainst the 1hil#ren of Israel, no one 1ame out or went in. 1C "n# it was in the se1on# month, on the first #a0 of the month, that the 9or# sai# to Joshua, +ise u), I ha%e /i%en Jeri1ho into 0our han# with all of its )eo)leA an# all 0our fi/htin/ men shall /o roun# the 1it0, on1e ea1h #a0, in this manner shall 0ou #o for si: #a0s. 1D "n# the )riests shall 'low u)on trum)ets, an# when 0ou shall hear the soun# of the trum)et, all the )eo)le shall /i%e a /reat shoutin/, that the walls of the 1it0 shall fall #ownA all the )eo)le shall /o u) e%er0 man a/ainst his o))onent. 1E "n# Joshua #i# so a11or#in/ to all that the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# him. 1F "n# on the se%enth #a0 the0 went roun# the 1it0 se%en times, an# the )riests 'lew u)on trum)ets. 18 "n# at the se%enth roun#, Joshua sai# to the )eo)le, Shout, for the 9or# has #eli%ere# the whole 1it0 into our han#s. 1G 7nl0 the 1it0 an# all that it 1ontains shall 'e a11urse# to the 9or#, an# kee) 0oursel%es from the a11urse# thin/, for fear that 0ou make the 1am) of Israel a11urse# an# trou'le it. B0 But all the sil%er an# /ol# an# 'rass an# iron shall 'e 1onse1rate# to the 9or#, the0 shall 1ome into the treasur0 of the 9or#. B1 "n# the )eo)le 'lew u)on trum)ets an# ma#e a /reat shoutin/, an# the walls of Jeri1ho fell #own, an# all the )eo)le went u), e%er0 man strai/ht 'efore him, an# the0 took the 1it0 an# utterl0 #estro0e# all that was in it, 'oth man an# woman, 0oun/ an# ol#, o: an# shee) an# ass, with the e#/e of the swor#. BB "n# the0 'urne# the whole 1it0 with fireA onl0 the %essels of sil%er an# /ol#, an# 'rass an# iron, the0 )ut into the treasur0 of the 9or#. B3 "n# Joshua swore at that time, sa0in/, !urse# 'e the man who 'uil#s Jeri1hoA he shall la0 the foun#ation of it in his first-'orn, an# in his 0oun/est son shall he set u) the /ates of it. BC "n# "1han the son of !armi, the son of ?a'#i, the son of ?erah, son of Ju#ah, #ealt trea1herousl0 in the a11urse# thin/, an# he took of the a11urse# thin/ an# hi# it in the tent, an# the an/er of the 9or# was kin#le# a/ainst Israel. BD "n# it was after this when the 1hil#ren of Israel ha# returne# from 'urnin/ Jeri1ho, Joshua sent men to s)0 out also "i, an# to fi/ht a/ainst it. BE "n# the men went u) an# s)ie# out "i, an# the0 returne# an# sai#, 2o not let all the )eo)le /o u) with 0ou to "i, onl0 let a'out three thousan# men /o u) an# strike the 1it0, for the men of it are 'ut few. BF "n# Joshua #i# so, an# there went u) with him of the 1hil#ren of Israel a'out three thousan# men, an# the0 fou/ht a/ainst the men of "i. B8 "n# the 'attle was se%ere a/ainst Israel, an# the men of "i stru1k thirt0-si: men of Israel, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel fle# from 'efore the men of "i. BG "n# when Joshua saw this thin/, he tore his /arments an# fell u)on his fa1e to the /roun#
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'efore the 9or#, he, with the el#ers of Israel, an# the0 )ut #ust u)on their hea#s. 30 "n# Joshua sai#, 3h0 7 9or# #i# 0ou 'rin/ this )eo)le o%er the Jor#an? what shall I sa0 after the Israelites ha%e turne# their 'a1ks a/ainst their enemies? 31 6ow therefore all the !anaanites, inha'itants of the lan#, will hear this thin/, an# surroun# us an# 1ut off our name. 3B "n# the 9or# sai# to Joshua, 3h0 #o 0ou fall u)on 0our fa1e? rise, /et 0ou off, for the Israelites ha%e sinne#, an# taken of the a11urse# thin/A I will no more 'e with them unless the0 #estro0 the a11urse# thin/ from amon/ them. 33 "n# Joshua rose u) an# assem'le# the )eo)le, an# 'rou/ht the ;rim '0 the or#er of the 9or#, an# the tri'e of Ju#ah was taken, an# "1han the son of !armi was taken. 3C "n# Joshua sai# to "1han, ell me m0 son, what ha%e 0ou #one, an# "1han sai#, I saw amon/ the s)oil a /oo#l0 /arment of Shinar an# two hun#re# shekels of sil%er, an# a we#/e of /ol# of fift0 shekels wei/htA I 1o%ete# them an# took them, an# the0 are all hi# in the earth in the mi#st of the tent. 3D "n# Joshua sent men who went an# took them from the tent of "1han, an# the0 'rou/ht them to Joshua. 3E "n# Joshua took "1han an# these utensils, an# his sons an# #au/hters an# all 'elon/in/ to him, an# the0 'rou/ht them into the %alle0 of "1hor. 3F "n# Joshua 'urne# them there with fire, an# all the Israelites stone# "1han with stones, an# the0 raise# o%er him a hea) of stones, therefore #i# he 1all that )la1e the %alle0 of "1hor, so the 9or#8s an/er was a))ease#, an# Joshua afterwar# 1ame to the 1it0 an# fou/ht a/ainst it. 38 "n# the 9or# sai# to Joshua, 2o not fear, or 'e #isma0e#, I ha%e /i%en into 0our han# "i, her kin/ an# her )eo)le, an# 0ou will #o to them as 0ou #i# to Jeri1ho an# her kin/, onl0 the s)oil of it an# the 1attle of it shall 0ou take for a )re0 for 0oursel%esA la0 an am'ush for the 1it0 'ehin# it. 3G So Joshua #i# a11or#in/ to the wor# of the 9or#, an# he 1hose from amon/ the sons of war thirt0 thousan# %aliant men, an# he sent them, an# the0 la0 in am'ush for the 1it0. C0 "n# he 1omman#e# them, sa0in/, 3hen 0ou shall see us we will flee 'efore them with 1unnin/, an# the0 will )ursue us, 0ou shall then rise out of the am'ush an# take the 1it0, an# the0 #i# so. C1 "n# Joshua fou/ht, an# the men of the 1it0 went out towar# Israel, not knowin/ that the0 were l0in/ in am'ush for them 'ehin# the 1it0. CB "n# Joshua an# all the Israelites fei/ne# themsel%es wearie# out 'efore them, an# the0 fle# '0 the wa0 of the wil#erness with 1unnin/. C3 "n# the men of "i /athere# all the )eo)le who were in the 1it0 to )ursue the Israelites, an# the0 went out an# were #rawn awa0 from the 1it0, not one remaine#, an# the0 left the 1it0 o)en an# )ursue# the Israelites. CC "n# those who were l0in/ in am'ush rose u) out of their )la1es, an# hurrie# to 1ome to the 1it0 an# took it an# set it on fire, an# the men of "i turne# 'a1k, an# the smoke of the 1it0 as1en#e# to the skies, an# the0 ha# no means of retreatin/ either one wa0 or the other. CD "n# all the men of "i were in the mi#st of Israel, some on this si#e an# some on that si#e, an# the0 stru1k them so that not one of them remaine#. CE "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel took ,elosh kin/ of "i ali%e, an# the0 'rou/ht him to Joshua, an# Joshua han/e# him on a tree an# he #ie#. CF "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel returne# to the 1it0 after ha%in/ 'urne# it, an# the0 stru1k all those that were in it with the e#/e of the swor#.
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C8 "n# the num'er of those that ha# fallen of the men of "i, 'oth man an# woman, was twel%e thousan#A onl0 the 1attle an# the s)oil of the 1it0 the0 took to themsel%es, a11or#in/ to the wor# of the 9or# to Joshua. CG "n# all the kin/s on this si#e Jor#an, all the kin/s of !anaan, hear# of the e%il whi1h the 1hil#ren of Israel ha# #one to Jeri1ho an# to "i, an# the0 /athere# themsel%es to/ether to fi/ht a/ainst Israel. D0 7nl0 the inha'itants of -i'eon were /reatl0 afrai# of fi/htin/ a/ainst the Israelites for fear that the0 shoul# )erish, so the0 a1te# 1unnin/l0, an# the0 1ame to Joshua an# to all Israel, an# sai# to them, 3e ha%e 1ome from a #istant lan#, now therefore make a 1o%enant with us. D1 "n# the inha'itants of -i'eon o%er-rea1he# the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel ma#e a 1o%enant with them, an# the0 ma#e )ea1e with them, an# the )rin1es of the 1on/re/ation swore to them, 'ut afterwar# the 1hil#ren of Israel knew that the0 were nei/h'ors to them an# were #wellin/ amon/ them. DB But the 1hil#ren of Israel #i# not sla0 themA for the0 ha# sworn to them '0 the 9or#, an# the0 'e1ame hewers of woo# an# #rawers of water. D3 "n# Joshua sai# to them, 3h0 #i# 0ou #e1ei%e me, to #o this thin/ to us? an# the0 answere# him, sa0in/, Be1ause it was tol# to 0our ser%ants all that 0ou ha# #one to all the kin/s of the "morites, an# we were /reatl0 afrai# of our li%es, an# we #i# this thin/. DC "n# Joshua a))ointe# them on that #a0 to hew woo# an# to #raw water, an# he #i%i#e# them for sla%es to all the tri'es of Israel. DD "n# when "#oni=e#ek kin/ of Jerusalem hear# all that the 1hil#ren of Israel ha# #one to Jeri1ho an# to "i, he sent to 4oham kin/ of 4e'ron an# to .iram kin/ at Jarmuth, an# to Ja)hia kin/ of 9a1hish an# to 2e'er kin/ of $/lon, sa0in/, DE !ome u) to me an# hel) me, that we ma0 strike the 1hil#ren of Israel an# the inha'itants of -i'eon who ha%e ma#e )ea1e with the 1hil#ren of Israel. DF "n# the0 /athere# themsel%es to/ether an# the fi%e kin/s of the "morites went u) with all their 1am)s, a mi/ht0 )eo)le numerous as the san# of the sea shore. D8 "n# all these kin/s 1ame an# en1am)e# 'efore -i'eon, an# the0 'e/an to fi/ht a/ainst the inha'itants of -i'eon, an# all the men of -i'eon sent to Joshua, sa0in/, !ome u) @ui1kl0 to us an# hel) us, for all the kin/s of the "morites ha%e /athere# to/ether to fi/ht a/ainst us. DG "n# Joshua an# all the fi/htin/ )eo)le went u) from -il/al, an# Joshua 1ame su##enl0 to them, an# stru1k these fi%e kin/s with a /reat slau/hter. E0 "n# the 9or# 1onfoun#e# them 'efore the 1hil#ren at Israel, who stru1k them with a terri'le slau/hter in -i'eon, an# )ursue# them alon/ the wa0 that /oes u) to Beth 4oron to ,akke#ah, an# the0 fle# from 'efore the 1hil#ren of Israel. E1 "n# while the0 were fleein/, the 9or# sent u)on them hailstones from hea%en, an# more of them #ie# '0 the hailstones, than '0 the slau/hter of the 1hil#ren of Israel. EB "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel )ursue# them, an# the0 still stru1k them in the roa#, /oin/ on an# strikin/ them. E3 "n# when the0 were strikin/, the #a0 was #e1linin/ towar# e%enin/, an# Joshua sai# in the si/ht of all the )eo)le, Sun, stan# 0ou still u)on -i'eon, an# 0ou moon in the %alle0 of ">alon, until the nation shall ha%e re%en/e# itself u)on its enemies. EC "n# the 9or# listene# to the %oi1e of Joshua, an# the sun stoo# still in the mi#st of the hea%ens, an# it stoo# still si: an# thirt0 moments, an# the moon also stoo# still an# #i# not hurr0 to /o #own a whole #a0.

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ED "n# there was no #a0 like that, 'efore it or after it, that the 9or# listene# to the %oi1e of a man, for the 9or# fou/ht for Israel.

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1 hen s)oke Joshua this son/, on the #a0 that the 9or# ha# /i%en the "morites into the han# of Joshua an# the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# he sai# in the si/ht of all Israel, B 0ou ha%e #one mi/ht0 thin/s, 7 9or#, 0ou ha%e )erforme# /reat #ee#sA who is like that of 0ou? ,0 li)s shall sin/ to 0our name. 3 ,0 /oo#ness an# m0 fortress, m0 hi/h tower, I will sin/ a new son/ for 0ou, with thanks/i%in/ will I sin/ to 0ou, 0ou are the stren/th of m0 sal%ation. C "ll the kin/s of the earth shall )raise 0ou, the )rin1es of the worl# shall sin/ to 0ou, the 1hil#ren of Israel shall re>oi1e in 0our sal%ation, the0 shall sin/ an# )raise 0our )ower. D o 0ou, 7 9or#, #i# we 1onfi#eA we sai# 0ou are our -o#, for 0ou were our shelter an# stron/ tower a/ainst our enemies. E o 0ou we 1rie# an# were not ashame#, in 0ou we truste# an# were #eli%ere#A when we 1rie# to 0ou, 0ou hear# our %oi1e, 0ou #eli%ere# our souls from the swor#, 0ou shown to us 0our /ra1e, 0ou /a%e to us 0our sal%ation, 0ou re>oi1e# our hearts with 0our stren/th. F 0ou went out for our sal%ation, with 0our arm 0ou re#eeme# 0our )eo)leA 0ou answere# us from the hea%ens of 0our holiness, 0ou sa%e# us from ten thousan#s of )eo)le. 8 he sun an# moon stoo# still in hea%en, an# 0ou stoo# in 0our wrath a/ainst our o))ressors an# 1omman#e# 0our >u#/ments o%er them. G "ll the )rin1es of the earth stoo# u), the kin/s of the nations ha# /athere# themsel%es to/ether, the0 were not mo%e# at 0our )resen1e, the0 #esire# 0our 'attles. 10 0ou rose a/ainst them in 0our an/er, an# 'rou/ht #own 0our wrath u)on themA 0ou #estro0e# them in 0our an/er, an# 1ut them off in 0our heart. 11 6ations ha%e 'een 1onsume# with 0our fur0, kin/#oms ha%e #e1line# 'e1ause of 0our wrath, 0ou woun# kin/s in the #a0 of 0our an/er. 1B 0ou )oure# out 0our fur0 u)on them, 0our wrathful an/er took hol# of themA 0ou turne# their ini@uit0 u)on them, an# 1ut them off in their wi1ke#ness. 13 he0 #i# s)rea# a tra), the0 fell in there, in the net the0 hi#, their foot was 1au/ht. 1C 5our han# was rea#0 for all 0our enemies who sai#, hrou/h their swor# the0 )ossesse# the lan#, throu/h their arm the0 #welt in the 1it0A 0ou fille# their fa1es with shame, 0ou 'rou/ht their horns #own to the /roun#, 0ou terrifie# them in 0our wrath, an# #estro0e# them in 0our an/er. 1D he earth trem'le# an# shook at the soun# of 0our storm o%er them, 0ou #i# not withhol# their souls from #eath, an# 'rou/ht #own their li%es to the /ra%e. 1E 0ou )ursue# them in 0our storm, 0ou 1onsume# them in 0our whirlwin#, 0ou turne# their rain into hail, the0 fell in #ee) )its so that the0 1oul# not rise. 1F heir 1ar1asses were like ru''ish 1ast out in the mi##le of the streets. 18 he0 were 1onsume# an# #estro0e# in 0our an/er, 0ou sa%e# 0our )eo)le with 0our mi/ht. 1G herefore our hearts re>oi1e in 0ou, our souls e:alt in 0our sal%ation. B0 7ur ton/ues shall relate 0our mi/ht, we will sin/ an# )raise 0our won#rous works. B1 &or 0ou sa%e# us from our enemies, 0ou #eli%ere# us from those who rose u) a/ainst us, 0ou #estro0e# them from 'efore us an# #e)ress them 'eneath our feet. BB In this manner shall all 0our enemies )erish 7 9or#, an# the wi1ke# shall 'e like 1haff #ri%en '0 the win#, an# 0our 'elo%e# shall 'e like trees )lante# '0 the waters.
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B3 So Joshua an# all Israel with him returne# to the 1am) in -il/al, after ha%in/ stri1ken all the kin/s, so that not a remnant was left of them. BC "n# the fi%e kin/s fle# alone on foot from 'attle, an# hi# themsel%es in a 1a%e, an# Joshua sou/ht for them in the fiel# of 'attle, an# #i# not fin# them. BD "n# it was afterwar# tol# to Joshua, sa0in/, he kin/s are foun# an# the0 are hi##en in a 1a%e. BE "n# Joshua sai#, "))oint men to 'e at the mouth of the 1a%e, to /uar# them, for fear that the0 take themsel%es awa0A an# the 1hil#ren of Israel #i# so. BF "n# Joshua 1alle# to all Israel an# sai# to the offi1ers of 'attle, .la1e 0our feet u)on the ne1ks of these kin/s, an# Joshua sai#, So shall the 9or# #o to all 0our enemies. B8 "n# Joshua 1omman#e# afterwar# that the0 shoul# sla0 the kin/s an# 1ast them into the 1a%e, an# to )ut /reat stones at the mouth of the 1a%e. BG "n# Joshua went afterwar# with all the )eo)le that were with him on that #a0 to ,akke#ah, an# he stru1k it with the e#/e of the swor#. 30 "n# he utterl0 #estro0e# the souls an# all 'elon/in/ to the 1it0, an# he #i# to the kin/ an# )eo)le as he ha# #one to Jeri1ho. 31 "n# he )asse# from there to 9i'nah an# he fou/ht a/ainst it, an# the 9or# #eli%ere# it into his han#, an# Joshua stru1k it with the e#/e of the swor#, an# all the souls of it, an# he #i# to it an# to the kin/ of it as he ha# #one to Jeri1ho. 3B "n# from there he )asse# on to 9a1hish to fi/ht a/ainst it, an# 4oram kin/ of -a=a went u) to assist the men of 9a1hish, an# Joshua stru1k him an# his )eo)le until there was none left to him. 33 "n# Joshua took 9a1hish an# all the )eo)le, an# he #i# to it as he ha# #one to 9i'nah. 3C "n# Joshua )asse# from there to $/lon, an# he took that also, an# he stru1k it an# all the )eo)le with the e#/e of the swor#. 3D "n# from there he )asse# to 4e'ron an# fou/ht a/ainst it an# took it an# utterl0 #estro0e# it, an# he returne# from there with all Israel to 2e'ir an# fou/ht a/ainst it an# stru1k it with the e#/e of the swor#. 3E "n# he #estro0e# e%er0 soul in it, he left none remainin/, an# he #i# to it an# the kin/ as he ha# #one to Jeri1ho. 3F "n# Joshua stru1k all the kin/s of the "morites from (a#esh-'arnea to "=ah, an# he took their 1ountr0 at on1e, for the 9or# ha# fou/ht for Israel. 38 "n# Joshua with all Israel 1ame to the 1am) to -il/al. 3G 3hen at that time Ja'in kin/ of !ha=or hear# all that Joshua ha# #one to the kin/s of the "morites, Ja'in sent to Jo'at kin/ of ,i#ian, an# to 9a'an kin/ of Shimron, to Je)hal kin/ of "1hsha)h, an# to all the kin/s of the "morites, sa0in/, C0 !ome @ui1kl0 to us an# hel) us, that we ma0 strike the 1hil#ren of Israel, 'efore the0 1ome u)on us an# #o to us as the0 ha%e #one to the other kin/s of the "morites. C1 "n# all these kin/s listene# to the wor#s of Ja'in, kin/ of !ha=or, an# the0 went out with all their 1am)s, se%enteen kin/s, an# their )eo)le were as numerous as the san# on the sea shore, to/ether with horses an# 1hariots innumera'le, an# the0 1ame an# )it1he# to/ether at the waters of ,erom, an# the0 were met to/ether to fi/ht a/ainst Israel. CB "n# the 9or# sai# to Joshua, 2o not fear them, for tomorrow a'out this time I will #eli%er them u) all slain 'efore 0ou, 0ou will hamstrin/ their horses an# 'urn their 1hariots with fire. C3 "n# Joshua with all the men of war 1ame su##enl0 u)on them an# stru1k them, an# the0 fell into their han#s, for the 9or# ha# #eli%ere# them into the han#s of the 1hil#ren of Israel.
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CC So the 1hil#ren of Israel )ursue# all these kin/s with their 1am)s, an# stru1k them until there was none left of them, an# Joshua #i# to them as the 9or# ha# s)oken to him. CD "n# Joshua returne# at that time to !ha=or an# stru1k it with the swor# an# #estro0e# e%er0 soul in it an# 'urne# it with fire, an# from !ha=or, Joshua )asse# to Shimron an# stru1k it an# utterl0 #estro0e# it. CE &rom there he )asse# to "1hsha)h an# he #i# to it as he ha# #one to Shimron. CF &rom there he )asse# to "#ulam an# he stru1k all the )eo)le in it, an# he #i# to "#ulam as he ha# #one to "1hsha)h an# to Shimron. C8 "n# he )asse# from them to all the 1ities of the kin/s whi1h he ha# stri1ken, an# he stru1k all the )eo)le that were left of them an# he utterl0 #estro0e# them. CG 7nl0 their 'oot0 an# 1attle the Israelites took to themsel%es as a )re0, 'ut e%er0 human 'ein/ the0 stru1k, the0 #i# not suffer a soul to li%e. D0 "s the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# ,oses so #i# Joshua an# all Israel, the0 #i# not fail in an0thin/. D1 So Joshua an# all the 1hil#ren of Israel stru1k the whole lan# of !anaan as the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# them, an# stru1k all their kin/s, 'ein/ thirt0 an# one kin/s, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel took their whole 1ountr0. DB Besi#es the kin/#oms of Sihon an# 7/ whi1h are on the other si#e Jor#an, of whi1h ,oses ha# stri1ken man0 1ities, an# ,oses /a%e them to the +eu'enites an# the -a#ites an# to half the tri'e of ,anasseh. D3 "n# Joshua stru1k all the kin/s that were on this si#e Jor#an to the west, an# /a%e them for an inheritan1e to the nine tri'es an# to the half tri'e of Israel. DC &or fi%e 0ears #i# Joshua 1arr0 on the war with these kin/s, an# he /a%e their 1ities to the Israelites, an# the lan# 'e1ame tran@uil from 'attle throu/hout the 1ities of the "morites an# the !anaanites.

%HA$TER .0
1 "t that time in the fifth 0ear after the 1hil#ren of Israel ha# )asse# o%er Jor#an, after the 1hil#ren of Israel ha# reste# from their war with the !anaanites, at that time /reat an# se%ere 'attles arose 'etween $#om an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim, an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim fou/ht a/ainst $#om. B "n# "'ianus kin/ of !hittim went out in that 0ear, that is in the thirt0-first 0ear of his rei/n, an# a /reat for1e with him of the mi/ht0 men of the 1hil#ren of !hittim, an# he went to Seir to fi/ht a/ainst the 1hil#ren of $sau. 3 "n# 4a#a# the kin/ of $#om hear# of his re)ort, an# he went out to meet him with a hea%0 )eo)le an# stron/ for1e, an# en/a/e# in 'attle with him in the fiel# of $#om. C "n# the han# of !hittim )re%aile# o%er the 1hil#ren of $sau, an# the 1hil#ren of !hittim slew of the 1hil#ren of $sau, two an# twent0 thousan# men, an# all the 1hil#ren of $sau fle# from 'efore them. D "n# the 1hil#ren of !hittim )ursue# them an# the0 rea1he# 4a#a# kin/ of $#om, who was runnin/ 'efore them an# the0 1au/ht him ali%e, an# 'rou/ht him to "'ianus kin/ of !hittim. E "n# "'ianus or#ere# him to 'e slain, an# 4a#a# kin/ of $#om #ie# in the fort0-ei/hth 0ear of his rei/n. F "n# the 1hil#ren of !hittim 1ontinue# their )ursuit of $#om, an# the0 stru1k them with a /reat slau/hter an# $#om 'e1ame su'>e1t to the 1hil#ren of !hittim. 8 "n# the 1hil#ren of !hittim rule# o%er $#om, an# $#om 'e1ame un#er the han# of the 1hil#ren
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of !hittim an# 'e1ame one kin/#om from that #a0. G "n# from that time the0 1oul# no more lift u) their hea#s, an# their kin/#om 'e1ame one with the 1hil#ren of !hittim. 10 "n# "'ianus )la1e# offi1ers in $#om an# all the 1hil#ren of $#om 'e1ame su'>e1t an# tri'utar0 to "'ianus, an# "'ianus turne# 'a1k to his own lan#, !hittim. 11 "n# when he returne# he renewe# his /o%ernment an# 'uilt for himself a s)a1ious an# fortifie# )ala1e for a ro0al resi#en1e, an# rei/ne# se1urel0 o%er the 1hil#ren of !hittim an# o%er $#om. 1B In those #a0s, after the 1hil#ren of Israel ha# #ri%en awa0 all the !anaanites an# the "morites, Joshua was ol# an# a#%an1e# in 0ears. 13 "n# the 9or# sai# to Joshua, 0ou are ol#, a#%an1e# in life, an# a /reat )art of the lan# remains to 'e )ossesse#. 1C 6ow therefore #i%i#e this lan# for an inheritan1e to the nine tri'es an# to the half tri'e of ,anasseh, an# Joshua rose u) an# #i# as the 9or# ha# s)oken to him. 1D "n# he #i%i#e# the whole lan# to the tri'es of Israel as an inheritan1e a11or#in/ to their #i%isions. 1E But to the tri'e at 9e%i he /a%e no inheritan1e, the offerin/s of the 9or# are their inheritan1e as the 9or# ha# s)oken of them '0 the han# of ,oses. 1F "n# Joshua /a%e ,ount 4e'ron to !ale' the son of Je)huneh, one )ortion a'o%e his 'rothers, as the 9or# ha# s)oken throu/h ,oses. 18 herefore 4e'ron 'e1ame an inheritan1e to !ale' an# his 1hil#ren to this #a0. 1G "n# Joshua #i%i#e# the whole lan# '0 lots to all Israel for an inheritan1e, as the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# him. B0 "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel /a%e 1ities to the 9e%ites from their own inheritan1e, an# su'ur's for their 1attle, an# )ro)ert0, as the 9or# ha# 1omman#e# ,oses so #i# the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# the0 #i%i#e# the lan# '0 lot whether /reat or small. B1 "n# the0 went to inherit the lan# a11or#in/ to their 'oun#aries, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel /a%e to Joshua the son of 6un an inheritan1e amon/ them. BB B0 the wor# of the 9or# #i# the0 /i%e to him the 1it0 whi1h he re@uire#, imnath-sera1h in ,ount $)hraim, an# he 'uilt the 1it0 an# #welt in there. B3 hese are the inheritan1es whi1h $la=er the )riest an# Joshua the son of 6un an# the hea#s of the fathers of the tri'es )ortione# out to the 1hil#ren of Israel '0 lot in Shiloh, 'efore the 9or#, at the #oor of the ta'erna1le, an# the0 left off #i%i#in/ the lan#. BC "n# the 9or# /a%e the lan# to the Israelites, an# the0 )ossesse# it as the 9or# ha# s)oken to them, an# as the 9or# ha# sworn to their an1estors. BD "n# the 9or# /a%e to the Israelites rest from all their enemies aroun# them, an# no man stoo# u) a/ainst them, an# the 9or# #eli%ere# all their enemies into their han#s, an# not one thin/ faile# of all the /oo# whi1h the 9or# ha# s)oken to the 1hil#ren of Israel, 0ea the 9or# )erforme# e%er0 thin/. BE "n# Joshua 1alle# to all the 1hil#ren of Israel an# he 'lesse# them, an# 1omman#e# them to ser%e the 9or#, an# he afterwar# sent them awa0, an# the0 went ea1h man to his 1it0, an# ea1h man to his inheritan1e. BF "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel ser%e# the 9or# all the #a0s of Joshua, an# the 9or# /a%e them rest from all aroun# them, an# the0 #welt se1urel0 in their 1ities. B8 "n# it 1ame to )ass in those #a0s, that "'ianus kin/ of !hittim #ie#, in the thirt0-ei/hth 0ear of his rei/n, that is the se%enth 0ear of his rei/n o%er $#om, an# the0 'urie# him in his )la1e
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whi1h he ha# 'uilt for himself, an# 9atinus rei/ne# in his stea# fift0 0ears. BG "n# #urin/ his rei/n he 'rou/ht out an arm0, an# he went an# fou/ht a/ainst the inha'itants of Britannia an# (ernania, the 1hil#ren of $lisha son of Ja%an, an# he )re%aile# o%er them an# ma#e them tri'utar0. 30 4e then hear# that $#om ha# re%olte# from un#er the han# of !hittim, an# 9atinus went to them an# stru1k them an# su'#ue# them, an# )la1e# them un#er the han# of the 1hil#ren of !hittim, an# $#om 'e1ame one kin/#om with the 1hil#ren of !hittim all the #a0s. 31 "n# for man0 0ears there was no kin/ in $#om, an# their /o%ernment was with the 1hil#ren of !hittim an# their kin/. 3B "n# it was in the twent0-si:th 0ear after the 1hil#ren of Israel ha# )asse# the Jor#an, that is the si:t0-si:th 0ear after the 1hil#ren of Israel ha# #e)arte# from $/0)t, that Joshua was ol#, a#%an1e# in 0ears, 'ein/ one hun#re# an# ei/ht 0ears ol# in those #a0s. 33 "n# Joshua 1alle# to all Israel, to their el#ers, their >u#/es an# offi1ers, after the 9or# ha# /i%en to all the Israelites rest from all their enemies roun# a'out, an# Joshua sai# to the el#ers of Israel, an# to their >u#/es, I am ol#, a#%an1e# in 0ears, an# 0ou ha%e seen what the 9or# has #one to all the nations whom he has #ri%en awa0 from 'efore 0ou, for it is the 9or# who has fou/ht for 0ou. 3C 6ow therefore stren/then 0oursel%es to kee) an# to #o all the wor#s of the law of ,oses, not to #e%iate from it to the ri/ht or to the left, an# not to 1ome amon/ those nations who are left in the lan#A neither shall 0ou make mention of the name of their /o#s, 'ut 0ou shall 1lea%e to the 9or# 0our -o#, as 0ou ha%e #one to this #a0. 3D "n# Joshua /reatl0 e:horte# the 1hil#ren of Israel to ser%e the 9or# all their #a0s. 3E "n# all the Israelites sai#, 3e will ser%e the 9or# our -o# all our #a0s, we an# our 1hil#ren, an# our 1hil#ren8s 1hil#ren, an# our see# for e%er. 3F "n# Joshua ma#e a 1o%enant with the )eo)le on that #a0, an# he sent awa0 the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# the0 went ea1h man to his inheritan1e an# to his 1it0. 38 "n# it was in those #a0s, when the 1hil#ren of Israel were #wellin/ se1urel0 in their 1ities, that the0 'urie# the 1offins of the tri'es of their an1estors, whi1h the0 ha# 'rou/ht u) from $/0)t, ea1h man in the inheritan1e of his 1hil#ren, the twel%e sons of Ja1o' #i# the 1hil#ren of Israel 'ur0, ea1h man in the )ossession of his 1hil#ren. 3G "n# these are the names of the 1ities with whi1h the0 'urie# the twel%e sons of Ja1o', whom the 1hil#ren of Israel ha# 'rou/ht u) from $/0)t. C0 "n# the0 'urie# +eu'en an# -a# on this si#e Jor#an, in +omia, whi1h ,oses ha# /i%en to their 1hil#ren. C1 "n# Simeon an# 9e%i the0 'urie# in the 1it0 ,au#a, whi1h he ha# /i%en to the 1hil#ren of Simeon, an# the su'ur' of the 1it0 was for the 1hil#ren of 9e%i. CB "n# Ju#ah the0 'urie# in the 1it0 of Ben>amin o))osite Bethlehem. C3 "n# the 'ones of Issa1har an# ?e'ulun the0 'urie# in ?i#on, in the )ortion whi1h fell to their 1hil#ren. CC "n# 2an was 'urie# in the 1it0 of his 1hil#ren in $shtael, an# 6a)htali an# "sher the0 'urie# in (a#esh-na)htali, ea1h man in his )la1e whi1h he ha# /i%en to his 1hil#ren. CD "n# the 'ones of Jose)h the0 'urie# in She1hem, in the )art of the fiel# whi1h Ja1o' ha# )ur1hase# from 4amor, an# whi1h 'e1ame to Jose)h for an inheritan1e. CE "n# the0 'urie# Ben>amin in Jerusalem o))osite the Je'usite, whi1h was /i%en to the 1hil#ren of Ben>aminA the 1hil#ren of Israel 'urie# their fathers ea1h man in the 1it0 of his 1hil#ren. CF "n# at the en# of two 0ears, Joshua the son of 6un #ie#, one hun#re# an# ten 0ears ol#, an#
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the time whi1h Joshua >u#/e# Israel was twent0-ei/ht 0ears, an# Israel ser%e# the 9or# all the #a0s of his life. C8 "n# the other affairs of Joshua an# his 'attles an# his re)roofs with whi1h he re)ro%e# Israel, an# all whi1h he ha# 1omman#e# them, an# the names of the 1ities whi1h the 1hil#ren of Israel )ossesse# in his #a0s, the0 are written in the 'ook of the wor#s of Joshua to the 1hil#ren of Israel, an# in the 'ook of the wars of the 9or#, whi1h ,oses an# Joshua an# the 1hil#ren of Israel ha# written. CG "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel 'urie# Joshua in the 'or#er of his inheritan1e, in imnath-sera1h, whi1h was /i%en to him in ,ount $)hraim. D0 "n# $la=er the son of "aron #ie# in those #a0s, an# the0 'urie# him in a hill 'elon/in/ to .hineas his son, whi1h was /i%en him in ,ount $)hraim.

%HA$TER .1
1 "t that time, after the #eath of Joshua, the 1hil#ren of the !anaanites were still in the lan#, an# the Israelites resol%e# to #ri%e them out. B "n# the 1hil#ren of Israel aske# of the 9or#, sa0in/, 3ho shall first /o u) for us to the !anaanites to fi/ht a/ainst them? an# the 9or# sai#, Ju#ah shall /o u). 3 "n# the 1hil#ren of Ju#ah sai# to Simeon, -o u) with us into our lot, an# we will fi/ht a/ainst the !anaanites an# we likewise will /o u) with 0ou, in 0our lot, so the 1hil#ren of Simeon went with the 1hil#ren of Ju#ah. C "n# the 1hil#ren of Ju#ah went u) an# fou/ht a/ainst the !anaanites, so the 9or# #eli%ere# the !anaanites into the han#s of the 1hil#ren of Ju#ah, an# the0 stru1k them in Be=ek, ten thousan# men. D "n# the0 fou/ht with "#oni'e=ek in Be=ek, an# he fle# from 'efore them, an# the0 )ursue# him an# 1au/ht him, an# the0 took hol# of him an# 1ut off his thum's an# /reat toes. E "n# "#oni'e=ek sai#, hree s1ore an# ten kin/s ha%in/ their thum's an# /reat toes 1ut off, /athere# their meat un#er m0 ta'le, as I ha%e #one, so -o# has a%en/e# me, an# the0 'rou/ht him to Jerusalem an# he #ie# there. F "n# the 1hil#ren of Simeon went with the 1hil#ren of Ju#ah, an# the0 stru1k the !anaanites with the e#/e of the swor#. 8 "n# the 9or# was with the 1hil#ren of Ju#ah, an# the0 )ossesse# the mountain, an# the 1hil#ren of Jose)h went u) to Bethel, the same is 9u=, an# the 9or# was with them. G "n# the 1hil#ren of Jose)h s)ie# out Bethel, an# the wat1hmen saw a man /oin/ out from the 1it0, an# the0 1au/ht him an# sai# to him, Show us now the entran1e of the 1it0 an# we will show kin#ness to 0ou. 10 "n# that man showe# them the entran1e of the 1it0, an# the 1hil#ren of Jose)h 1ame an# stru1k the !it0 with the e#/e of the swor#. 11 "n# the man with his famil0 the0 sent awa0, an# he went to the 4ittites an# he 'uilt a 1it0, an# he 1alle# the name of it 9u=, so all the Israelites #welt in their 1ities, an# the 1hil#ren at Israel #welt in their 1ities, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel ser%e# the 9or# all the #a0s of Joshua, an# all the #a0s of the el#ers, who ha# len/thene# their #a0s after Joshua, an# saw the /reat work of
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the 9or#, whi1h he ha# )erforme# for Israel. 1B "n# the el#ers >u#/e# Israel after the #eath of Joshua for se%enteen 0ears. 13 "n# all the el#ers also fou/ht the 'attles of Israel a/ainst the !anaanites an# the 9or# #ro%e the !anaanites from 'efore the 1hil#ren of Israel, in or#er to )la1e the Israelites in their lan#. 1C "n# he a11om)lishe# all the wor#s whi1h he ha# s)oken to "'raham, Isaa1, an# Ja1o', an# the oath whi1h he ha# sworn, to /i%e to them an# to their 1hil#ren, the lan# of the !anaanites. 1D "n# the 9or# /a%e to the 1hil#ren of Israel the whole lan# of !anaan, as he ha# sworn to their an1estors, an# the 9or# /a%e them rest from those aroun# them, an# the 1hil#ren of Israel #welt se1urel0 in their 1ities. 1E Blesse# 'e the 9or# for e%er, amen, an# amen. 1F Stren/then 0oursel%es, an# let the hearts of all 0ou that trust in the 9or# 'e of /oo# 1oura/e. THE END

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