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THE NAMES AND ORDER OF THE
B O O K S O F T H E H O LY B I B L E
WITH THE NUMBER OF THEIR CHAPTERS

THE BOOKS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

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Genesis ...................... 1 ........... 50 Ecclesiastes .............. 821 ............. 8
Exodus ...................... 71 ........... 40 Song of Songs .......... 831 ........... 12
Leviticus ................. 130 ........... 27 Isaiah ...................... 836 ........... 66
Numbers ................. 174 ........... 36 Jeremiah .................. 904 ........... 52
Deuteronomy ........... 236 ........... 34 Lamentations ........... 980 ............. 5
Joshua .................... 287 ........... 24 Ezekiel .................... 987 ........... 48
Judges ..................... 322 ........... 21 Daniel ................... 1057 ........... 12
Ruth ....................... 357 ............. 4 Hosea.................... 1078 ........... 14
1 Samuel ................. 362 ........... 31 Joel ....................... 1088 ............. 3
2 Samuel ................. 407 ........... 24 Amos .................... 1092 ............. 9
1 Kings ................... 444 ........... 22 Obadiah ................ 1100 ............. 1
2 Kings ................... 488 ........... 25 Jonah .................... 1102 ............. 4
1 Chronicles ............ 530 ........... 29 Micah ................... 1105 ............. 7
2 Chronicles ............ 571 ........... 36 Nahum .................. 1111 ............. 3
Ezra........................ 619 ........... 10 Habakkuk .............. 1114 ............. 3
Nehemiah ................ 634 ........... 13 Zephaniah ............. 1117 ............. 3
Esther ..................... 654 ........... 10 Haggai .................. 1120 ............. 2
Job ......................... 665 ........... 42 Zechariah .............. 1123 ........... 14
Psalms .................... 701 .......... 150 Malachi ................. 1135 ............. 4
Proverbs .................. 790 ........... 31

THE BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

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Matthew ............... 1140 ........... 28 1 Timothy ............. 1420 ............. 6
Mark .................... 1185 ........... 16 2 Timothy ............. 1425 ............. 4
Luke ..................... 1214 ........... 24 Titus ..................... 1429 ............. 3
John ..................... 1262 ........... 21 Philemon ............... 1431 ............. 1
Acts ...................... 1298 ........... 28 Hebrews ................ 1432 ........... 13
Romans ................. 1344 ........... 16 James .................... 1446 ............. 5
1 Corinthians ........ 1362 ........... 16 1 Peter .................. 1451 ............. 5
2 Corinthians ........ 1380 ........... 13 2 Peter .................. 1456 ............. 3
Galatians .............. 1392 ............. 6 1 John ................... 1460 ............. 5
Ephesians .............. 1398 ............. 6 2 John ................... 1465 ............. 1
Philippians ............ 1404 ............. 4 3 John ................... 1466 ............. 1
Colossians ............. 1409 ............. 4 Jude ...................... 1467 ............. 1
1 Thessalonians ...... 1413 ............. 5 Revelation ............. 1469 ........... 22
2 Thessalonians ...... 1417 ............. 3
THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED

GENESIS
CHAPTER 1 grass, and herb yielding seed after
1 In the beginning God created the his kind, and the tree yielding fruit,
heaven and the earth. whose seed was in itself, after his
2 And the earth was without form, kind: and God saw that it was good.
and void; and darkness was upon the 13 And the evening and the morn-
face of the deep. And the Spirit of ing were the third day.
God moved upon the face of the wa- 14 ¶ And God said, Let there be
ters. lights in the firmament of the
3 And God said, Let there be light: heaven to divide the day from the
and there was light. night; and let them be for signs, and
4 And God saw the light, that it for seasons, and for days, and years:
was good: and God divided the light 15 And let them be for lights in the
from the darkness. firmament of the heaven to give
5 And God called the light Day, light upon the earth: and it was so.
and the darkness he called Night. 16 And God made two great lights;
And the evening and the morning the greater light to rule the day, and
were the first day. the lesser light to rule the night: he
6 ¶ And God said, Let there be a made the stars also.
firmament in the midst of the wa- 17 And God set them in the fir-
ters, and let it divide the waters mament of the heaven to give light
from the waters. upon the earth,
7 And God made the firmament, 18 And to rule over the day and
and divided the waters which were over the night, and to divide the
under the firmament from the waters light from the darkness: and God
which were above the firmament: and saw that it was good.
it was so. 19 And the evening and the morn-
8 And God called the firmament ing were the fourth day.
Heaven. And the evening and the 20 And God said, Let the waters
morning were the second day. bring forth abundantly the moving
9 ¶ And God said, Let the waters creature that hath life, and fowl that
under the heaven be gathered to- may fly above the earth in the open
gether unto one place, and let the firmament of heaven.
dry land appear: and it was so. 21 And God created great whales,
10 And God called the dry land and every living creature that
Earth; and the gathering together of moveth, which the waters brought
the waters called he Seas: and God forth abundantly, after their kind,
saw that it was good. and every winged fowl after his kind:
11 And God said, Let the earth and God saw that it was good.
bring forth grass, the herb yielding 22 And God blessed them, saying,
seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the
after his kind, whose seed is in itself, waters in the seas, and let fowl mul-
upon the earth: and it was so. tiply in the earth.
12 And the earth brought forth 23 And the evening and the morn-

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ing were the fifth day. CHAPTER 2


24 ¶ And God said, Let the earth 1 Thus the heavens and the earth
bring forth the living creature after were finished, and all the host of
his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, them.
and beast of the earth after his kind: 2 And on the seventh day God
and it was so. ended his work which he had made;
25 And God made the beast of the and he rested on the seventh day
earth after his kind, and cattle after from all his work which he had
their kind, and ever y thing that made.
creepeth upon the earth after his 3 And God blessed the seventh day,
kind: and God saw that it was good. and sanctified it: because that in it
26 ¶ And God said, Let us make he had rested from all his work
man in our image, after our likeness: which God created and made.
and let them have dominion over the 4 ¶ These are the generations of the
fish of the sea, and over the fowl of heavens and of the earth when they
the air, and over the cattle, and over were created, in the day that the
all the earth, and over every creeping LORD God made the earth and the
thing that creepeth upon the earth. heavens,
27 So God created man in his own 5 And ever y plant of the field be-
image, in the image of God created fore it was in the earth, and ever y
he him; male and female created he herb of the field before it grew: for
them. the LORD God had not caused it to
28 And God blessed them, and God rain upon the earth, and there was
said unto them, Be fruitful, and not a man to till the ground.
multiply, and replenish the earth, 6 But there went up a mist from
and subdue it: and have dominion the earth, and watered the whole
over the fish of the sea, and over the face of the ground.
fowl of the air, and over every living 7 And the LORD God formed man
thing that moveth upon the earth. of the dust of the ground, and
29 ¶ And God said, Behold, I have breathed into his nostrils the breath
given you every herb bearing seed, of life; and man became a living
which is upon the face of all the soul.
earth, and ever y tree, in the which is 8 ¶ And the LORD God planted a
the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to garden eastward in Eden; and there
you it shall be for meat. he put the man whom he had
30 And to ever y beast of the earth, formed.
and to ever y fowl of the air, and to 9 And out of the ground made the
ever y thing that creepeth upon the LORD God to grow every tree that
earth, wherein there is life, I have is pleasant to the sight, and good for
given every green herb for meat: and food; the tree of life also in the
it was so. midst of the garden, and the tree of
31 And God saw ever y thing that knowledge of good and evil.
he had made, and, behold, it was 10 And a river went out of Eden to
ver y good. And the evening and the water the garden; and from thence it
morning were the sixth day. was parted, and became into four
heads.
11 The name of the first is Pison:

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that is it which compasseth the God had taken from man, made he a
whole land of Havilah, where there is woman, and brought her unto the
gold; man.
12 And the gold of that land is 23 And Adam said, This is now
good: there is bdellium and the onyx bone of my bones, and flesh of my
stone. flesh: she shall be called Woman, be-
13 And the name of the second cause she was taken out of Man.
river is Gihon: the same is it that 24 Therefore shall a man leave his
compasseth the whole land of Ethio- father and his mother, and shall
pia. cleave unto his wife: and they shall
14 And the name of the third river be one flesh.
is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth 25 And they were both naked, the
toward the east of Assyria. And the man and his wife, and were not
fourth river is Euphrates. ashamed.
15 And the LORD God took the
man, and put him into the garden of CHAPTER 3
Eden to dress it and to keep it. 1 Now the serpent was more subtil
16 And the LORD God com- than any beast of the field which the
manded the man, saying, Of ever y LORD God had made. And he said
tree of the garden thou mayest freely unto the woman, Yea, hath God said,
eat: Ye shall not eat of ever y tree of the
17 But of the tree of the knowledge garden?
of good and evil, thou shalt not eat 2 And the woman said unto the
of it: for in the day that thou eatest serpent, We may eat of the fruit of
thereof thou shalt surely die. the trees of the garden:
18 ¶ And the LORD God said, It is 3 But of the fruit of the tree which
not good that the man should be is in the midst of the garden, God
alone; I will make him an help meet hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, nei-
for him. ther shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
19 And out of the ground the 4 And the serpent said unto the
LORD God formed every beast of woman, Ye shall not surely die:
the field, and ever y fowl of the air; 5 For God doth know that in the
and brought them unto Adam to see day ye eat thereof, then your eyes
what he would call them: and what- shall be opened, and ye shall be as
soever Adam called ever y living crea- gods, knowing good and evil.
ture, that was the name thereof. 6 And when the woman saw that
20 And Adam gave names to all the tree was good for food, and that
cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree
to every beast of the field; but for to be desired to make one wise, she
Adam there was not found an help took of the fruit thereof, and did
meet for him. eat, and gave also unto her husband
21 And the LORD God caused a with her; and he did eat.
deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he 7 And the eyes of them both were
slept: and he took one of his ribs, opened, and they knew that they
and closed up the flesh instead were naked; and they sewed fig leaves
thereof; together, and made themselves
22 And the rib, which the LORD aprons.

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8 And they heard the voice of the sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the
LORD God walking in the garden in days of thy life;
the cool of the day: and Adam and 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it
his wife hid themselves from the bring forth to thee; and thou shalt
presence of the LORD God amongst eat the herb of the field;
the trees of the garden. 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt
9 And the LORD God called unto thou eat bread, till thou return unto
Adam, and said unto him, Where art the ground; for out of it wast thou
thou? taken: for dust thou art, and unto
10 And he said, I heard thy voice dust shalt thou return.
in the garden, and I was afraid, be- 20 And Adam called his wife's
cause I was naked; and I hid myself. name Eve; because she was the
11 And he said, Who told thee that mother of all living.
thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of 21 Unto Adam also and to his wife
the tree, whereof I commanded thee did the LORD God make coats of
that thou shouldest not eat? skins, and clothed them.
12 And the man said, The woman 22 ¶ And the LORD God said, Be-
whom thou gavest to be with me, she hold, the man is become as one of
gave me of the tree, and I did eat. us, to know good and evil: and now,
13 And the LORD God said unto lest he put forth his hand, and take
the woman, What is this that thou also of the tree of life, and eat, and
hast done? And the woman said, The live for ever:
serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. 23 Therefore the LORD God sent
14 And the LORD God said unto him forth from the garden of Eden,
the serpent, Because thou hast done to till the ground from whence he
this, thou art cursed above all cattle, was taken.
and above every beast of the field; 24 So he drove out the man; and he
upon thy belly shalt thou go, and placed at the east of the garden of
dust shalt thou eat all the days of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming
thy life: sword which turned ever y way, to
15 And I will put enmity between keep the way of the tree of life.
thee and the woman, and between
thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise CHAPTER 4
thy head, and thou shalt bruise his 1 And Adam knew Eve his wife;
heel. and she conceived, and bare Cain,
16 Unto the woman he said, I will and said, I have gotten a man from
greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy the LORD.
conception; in sorrow thou shalt 2 And she again bare his brother
bring forth children; and thy desire Abel. And Abel was a keeper of
shall be to thy husband, and he shall sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the
rule over thee. ground.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because 3 And in process of time it came to
thou hast hearkened unto the voice pass, that Cain brought of the fruit
of thy wife, and hast eaten of the of the ground an offering unto the
tree, of which I commanded thee, LORD.
saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: 4 And Abel, he also brought of the
cursed is the ground for thy sake; in firstlings of his flock and of the fat
thereof. And the LORD had respect

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unto Abel and to his offering: upon Cain, lest any finding him
5 But unto Cain and to his offering should kill him.
he had not respect. And Cain was 16 ¶ And Cain went out from the
ver y wroth, and his countenance fell. presence of the LORD, and dwelt in
6 And the LORD said unto Cain, the land of Nod, on the east of
Why art thou wroth? and why is thy Eden.
countenance fallen? 17 And Cain knew his wife; and
7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not she conceived, and bare Enoch: and
be accepted? and if thou doest not he builded a city, and called the
well, sin lieth at the door. And unto name of the city, after the name of
thee shall be his desire, and thou his son, Enoch.
shalt rule over him. 18 And unto Enoch was born Irad:
8 And Cain talked with Abel his and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehu-
brother: and it came to pass, when jael begat Methusael: and Methusael
they were in the field, that Cain rose begat Lamech.
up against Abel his brother, and slew 19 ¶ And Lamech took unto him
him. two wives: the name of the one was
9 ¶ And the LORD said unto Cain, Adah, and the name of the other Zil-
Where is Abel thy brother? And he lah.
said, I know not: Am I my brother's 20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the
keeper? father of such as dwell in tents, and
10 And he said, What hast thou of such as have cattle.
done? the voice of thy brother's 21 And his brother's name was
blood crieth unto me from the Jubal: he was the father of all such as
ground. handle the harp and organ.
11 And now art thou cursed from 22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-
the earth, which hath opened her cain, an instructer of every artificer
mouth to receive thy brother's blood in brass and iron: and the sister of
from thy hand; Tubal-cain was Naamah.
12 When thou tillest the ground, it 23 And Lamech said unto his
shall not henceforth yield unto thee wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my
her strength; a fugitive and a vaga- voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken
bond shalt thou be in the earth. unto my speech: for I have slain a
13 And Cain said unto the LORD, man to my wounding, and a young
My punishment is greater than I can man to my hurt.
bear. 24 If Cain shall be avenged seven-
14 Behold, thou hast driven me out fold, truly Lamech seventy and sev-
this day from the face of the earth; enfold.
and from thy face shall I be hid; and 25 ¶ And Adam knew his wife
I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond again; and she bare a son, and called
in the earth; and it shall come to his name Seth: For God, said she,
pass, that ever y one that findeth me hath appointed me another seed in-
shall slay me. stead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
15 And the LORD said unto him, 26 And to Seth, to him also there
Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, was born a son; and he called his
vengeance shall be taken on him sev- name Enos: then began men to call
enfold. And the LORD set a mark upon the name of the LORD.

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CHAPTER 5 begat Jared eight hundred and thirty


1 This is the book of the genera- years, and begat sons and daughters:
tions of Adam. In the day that God 17 And all the days of Mahalaleel
created man, in the likeness of God were eight hundred ninety and five
made he him; years: and he died.
2 Male and female created he them; 18 ¶ And Jared lived an hundred
and blessed them, and called their sixty and two years, and he begat
name Adam, in the day when they Enoch:
were created. 19 And Jared lived after he begat
3 ¶ And Adam lived an hundred Enoch eight hundred years, and be-
and thirty years, and begat a son in gat sons and daughters:
his own likeness, after his image; 20 And all the days of Jared were
and called his name Seth: nine hundred sixty and two years:
4 And the days of Adam after he and he died.
had begotten Seth were eight hun- 21 ¶ And Enoch lived sixty and five
dred years: and he begat sons and years, and begat Methuselah:
daughters: 22 And Enoch walked with God af-
5 And all the days that Adam lived ter he begat Methuselah three hun-
were nine hundred and thirty years: dred years, and begat sons and
and he died. daughters:
6 And Seth lived an hundred and 23 And all the days of Enoch were
five years, and begat Enos: three hundred sixty and five years:
7 And Seth lived after he begat 24 And Enoch walked with God:
Enos eight hundred and seven years, and he was not; for God took him.
and begat sons and daughters: 25 And Methuselah lived an hun-
8 And all the days of Seth were dred eighty and seven years, and be-
nine hundred and twelve years: and gat Lamech:
he died. 26 And Methuselah lived after he
9 ¶ And Enos lived ninety years, begat Lamech seven hundred eighty
and begat Cainan: and two years, and begat sons and
10 And Enos lived after he begat daughters:
Cainan eight hundred and fifteen 27 And all the days of Methuselah
years, and begat sons and daughters: were nine hundred sixty and nine
11 And all the days of Enos were years: and he died.
nine hundred and five years: and he 28 ¶ And Lamech lived an hundred
died. eighty and two years, and begat a
12 ¶ And Cainan lived seventy son:
years, and begat Mahalaleel: 29 And he called his name Noah,
13 And Cainan lived after he begat saying, This same shall comfort us
Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty concerning our work and toil of our
years, and begat sons and daughters: hands, because of the ground which
14 And all the days of Cainan were the LORD hath cursed.
nine hundred and ten years: and he 30 And Lamech lived after he begat
died. Noah five hundred ninety and five
15 ¶ And Mahalaleel lived sixty and years, and begat sons and daughters:
five years, and begat Jared: 31 And all the days of Lamech were
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years: and he died. Shem, Ham, and Japheth.


32 And Noah was five hundred 11 The earth also was corrupt be-
years old: and Noah begat Shem, fore God, and the earth was filled
Ham, and Japheth. with violence.
12 And God looked upon the earth,
CHAPTER 6 and, behold, it was corrupt; for all
1 And it came to pass, when men flesh had corrupted his way upon the
began to multiply on the face of the earth.
earth, and daughters were born unto 13 And God said unto Noah, The
them, end of all flesh is come before me;
2 That the sons of God saw the for the earth is filled with violence
daughters of men that they were fair; through them; and, behold, I will
and they took them wives of all destroy them with the earth.
which they chose. 14 ¶ Make thee an ark of gopher
3 And the LORD said, My spirit wood; rooms shalt thou make in the
shall not always strive with man, for ark, and shalt pitch it within and
that he also is flesh: yet his days without with pitch.
shall be an hundred and twenty 15 And this is the fashion which
years. thou shalt make it of: The length of
4 There were giants in the earth in the ark shall be three hundred cubits,
those days; and also after that, when the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the
the sons of God came in unto the height of it thirty cubits.
daughters of men, and they bare 16 A window shalt thou make to
children to them, the same became the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou
mighty men which were of old, men finish it above; and the door of the
of renown. ark shalt thou set in the side thereof;
5 ¶ And GOD saw that the wicked- with lower, second, and third stories
ness of man was great in the earth, shalt thou make it.
and that ever y imagination of the 17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring
thoughts of his heart was only evil a flood of waters upon the earth, to
continually. destroy all flesh, wherein is the
6 And it repented the LORD that breath of life, from under heaven;
he had made man on the earth, and and ever y thing that is in the earth
it grieved him at his heart. shall die.
7 And the LORD said, I will de- 18 But with thee will I establish my
stroy man whom I have created from covenant; and thou shalt come into
the face of the earth; both man, and the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy
beast, and the creeping thing, and wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
the fowls of the air; for it repenteth 19 And of ever y living thing of all
me that I have made them. flesh, two of every sort shalt thou
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes bring into the ark, to keep them alive
of the LORD. with thee; they shall be male and
9 ¶ These are the generations of female.
Noah: Noah was a just man and per- 20 Of fowls after their kind, and of
fect in his generations, and Noah cattle after their kind, of every
walked with God. creeping thing of the earth after his
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unto thee, to keep them alive. days, that the waters of the flood
21 And take thou unto thee of all were upon the earth.
food that is eaten, and thou shalt 11 ¶ In the six hundredth year of
gather it to thee; and it shall be for Noah's life, in the second month,
food for thee, and for them. the seventeenth day of the month,
22 Thus did Noah; according to all the same day were all the fountains
that God commanded him, so did of the great deep broken up, and the
he. windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth
CHAPTER 7 forty days and forty nights.
1 And the LORD said unto Noah, 13 In the selfsame day entered
Come thou and all thy house into Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Ja-
the ark; for thee have I seen right- pheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's
eous before me in this generation. wife, and the three wives of his sons
2 Of every clean beast thou shalt with them, into the ark;
take to thee by sevens, the male and 14 They, and every beast after his
his female: and of beasts that are not kind, and all the cattle after their
clean by two, the male and his fe- kind, and ever y creeping thing that
male. creepeth upon the earth after his
3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, kind, and ever y fowl after his kind,
the male and the female; to keep ever y bird of ever y sort.
seed alive upon the face of all the 15 And they went in unto Noah
earth. into the ark, two and two of all
4 For yet seven days, and I will flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
cause it to rain upon the earth forty 16 And they that went in, went in
days and forty nights; and ever y liv- male and female of all flesh, as God
ing substance that I have made will I had commanded him: and the LORD
destroy from off the face of the shut him in.
earth. 17 And the flood was forty days
5 And Noah did according unto all upon the earth; and the waters in-
that the LORD commanded him. creased, and bare up the ark, and it
6 And Noah was six hundred years was lift up above the earth.
old when the flood of waters was 18 And the waters prevailed, and
upon the earth. were increased greatly upon the
7 ¶ And Noah went in, and his earth; and the ark went upon the
sons, and his wife, and his sons' face of the waters.
wives with him, into the ark, because 19 And the waters prevailed exceed-
of the waters of the flood. ingly upon the earth; and all the
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts high hills, that were under the whole
that are not clean, and of fowls, and heaven, were covered.
of every thing that creepeth upon 20 Fifteen cubits upward did the
the earth, waters prevail; and the mountains
9 There went in two and two unto were covered.
Noah into the ark, the male and the 21 And all flesh died that moved
female, as God had commanded upon the earth, both of fowl, and of
Noah. cattle, and of beast, and of ever y
10 And it came to pass after seven creeping thing that creepeth upon
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22 All in whose nostrils was the from off the face of the ground;
breath of life, of all that was in the 9 But the dove found no rest for
dry land, died. the sole of her foot, and she returned
23 And ever y living substance was unto him into the ark, for the waters
destroyed which was upon the face were on the face of the whole earth:
of the ground, both man, and cattle, then he put forth his hand, and took
and the creeping things, and the her, and pulled her in unto him into
fowl of the heaven; and they were the ark.
destroyed from the earth: and Noah 10 And he stayed yet other seven
only remained alive, and they that days; and again he sent forth the
were with him in the ark. dove out of the ark;
24 And the waters prevailed upon 11 And the dove came in to him in
the earth an hundred and fifty days. the evening; and, lo, in her mouth
was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah
CHAPTER 8 knew that the waters were abated
1 And God remembered Noah, and from off the earth.
ever y living thing, and all the cattle 12 And he stayed yet other seven
that was with him in the ark: and days; and sent forth the dove; which
God made a wind to pass over the returned not again unto him any
earth, and the waters asswaged; more.
2 The fountains also of the deep 13 ¶ And it came to pass in the six
and the windows of heaven were hundredth and first year, in the first
stopped, and the rain from heaven month, the first day of the month,
was restrained; the waters were dried up from off
3 And the waters returned from off the earth: and Noah removed the
the earth continually: and after the covering of the ark, and looked, and,
end of the hundred and fifty days behold, the face of the ground was
the waters were abated. dry.
4 And the ark rested in the seventh 14 And in the second month, on
month, on the seventeenth day of the seven and twentieth day of the
the month, upon the mountains of month, was the earth dried.
Ararat. 15 ¶ And God spake unto Noah,
5 And the waters decreased con- saying,
tinually until the tenth month: in 16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and
the tenth month, on the first day of thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons'
the month, were the tops of the wives with thee.
mountains seen. 17 Bring forth with thee every liv-
6 ¶ And it came to pass at the end ing thing that is with thee, of all
of forty days, that Noah opened the flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and
window of the ark which he had of every creeping thing that creepeth
made: upon the earth; that they may breed
7 And he sent forth a raven, which abundantly in the earth, and be
went forth to and fro, until the wa- fruitful, and multiply upon the
ters were dried up from off the earth.
earth. 18 And Noah went forth, and his
8 Also he sent forth a dove from sons, and his wife, and his sons'
him, to see if the waters were abated wives with him:

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19 Every beast, ever y creeping 6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by


thing, and ever y fowl, and whatso- man shall his blood be shed: for in
ever creepeth upon the earth, after the image of God made he man.
their kinds, went forth out of the 7 And you, be ye fruitful, and mul-
ark. tiply; bring forth abundantly in the
20 ¶ And Noah builded an altar earth, and multiply therein.
unto the LORD; and took of ever y 8 ¶ And God spake unto Noah, and
clean beast, and of ever y clean fowl, to his sons with him, saying,
and offered burnt offerings on the 9 And I, behold, I establish my
altar. covenant with you, and with your
21 And the LORD smelled a sweet seed after you;
savour; and the LORD said in his 10 And with every living creature
heart, I will not again curse the that is with you, of the fowl, of the
ground any more for man's sake; for cattle, and of every beast of the
the imagination of man's heart is earth with you; from all that go out
evil from his youth; neither will I of the ark, to ever y beast of the
again smite any more ever y thing liv- earth.
ing, as I have done. 11 And I will establish my covenant
22 While the earth remaineth, with you; neither shall all flesh be
seedtime and har vest, and cold and cut off any more by the waters of a
heat, and summer and winter, and flood; neither shall there any more
day and night shall not cease. be a flood to destroy the earth.
12 And God said, This is the token
CHAPTER 9 of the covenant which I make be-
1 And God blessed Noah and his tween me and you and ever y living
sons, and said unto them, Be fruit- creature that is with you, for perpet-
ful, and multiply, and replenish the ual generations:
earth. 13 I do set my bow in the cloud,
2 And the fear of you and the dread and it shall be for a token of a cove-
of you shall be upon every beast of nant between me and the earth.
the earth, and upon every fowl of 14 And it shall come to pass, when
the air, upon all that moveth upon I bring a cloud over the earth, that
the earth, and upon all the fishes of the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
the sea; into your hand are they de- 15 And I will remember my cove-
livered. nant, which is between me and you
3 Ever y moving thing that liveth and every living creature of all flesh;
shall be meat for you; even as the and the waters shall no more become
green herb have I given you all a flood to destroy all flesh.
things. 16 And the bow shall be in the
4 But flesh with the life thereof, cloud; and I will look upon it, that I
which is the blood thereof, shall ye may remember the everlasting cove-
not eat. nant between God and ever y living
5 And surely your blood of your creature of all flesh that is upon the
lives will I require; at the hand of earth.
ever y beast will I require it, and at 17 And God said unto Noah, This
the hand of man; at the hand of is the token of the covenant, which I
ever y man's brother will I require have established between me and all
the life of man.

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GENESIS

flesh that is upon the earth. Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and
18 ¶ And the sons of Noah, that Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
went forth of the ark, were Shem, 3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashke-
and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is naz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
the father of Canaan. 4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah,
19 These are the three sons of and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
Noah: and of them was the whole 5 By these were the isles of the
earth overspread. Gentiles divided in their lands; every
20 And Noah began to be an hus- one after his tongue, after their
bandman, and he planted a vineyard: families, in their nations.
21 And he drank of the wine, and 6 ¶ And the sons of Ham; Cush,
was drunken; and he was uncovered and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
within his tent. 7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah,
saw the nakedness of his father, and and Sabtecha: and the sons of
told his two brethren without. Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
23 And Shem and Japheth took a 8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he be-
garment, and laid it upon both their gan to be a mighty one in the earth.
shoulders, and went backward, and 9 He was a mighty hunter before
covered the nakedness of their fa- the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even
ther; and their faces were backward, as Nimrod the mighty hunter before
and they saw not their father's na- the LORD.
kedness. 10 And the beginning of his king-
24 And Noah awoke from his wine, dom was Babel, and Erech, and Ac-
and knew what his younger son had cad, and Calneh, in the land of Shi-
done unto him. nar.
25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; 11 Out of that land went forth
a ser vant of ser vants shall he be unto Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and
his brethren. the city Rehoboth, and Calah,
26 And he said, Blessed be the 12 And Resen between Nineveh and
LORD God of Shem; and Canaan Calah: the same is a great city.
shall be his ser vant. 13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and
27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtu-
he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; him,
and Canaan shall be his ser vant. 14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim,
28 ¶ And Noah lived after the (out of whom came Philistim,) and
flood three hundred and fifty years. Caphtorim.
29 And all the days of Noah were 15 ¶ And Canaan begat Sidon his
nine hundred and fifty years: and he firstborn, and Heth,
died. 16 And the Jebusite, and the Amo-
rite, and the Girgasite,
CHAPTER 10 17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite,
1 Now these are the generations of and the Sinite,
the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and 18 And the Ar vadite, and the Ze-
Japheth: and unto them were sons marite, and the Hamathite: and af-
born after the flood. ter ward were the families of the Ca-
2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and naanites spread abroad.

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19 And the border of the Canaan- CHAPTER 11


ites was from Sidon, as thou comest 1 And the whole earth was of one
to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, language, and of one speech.
unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and 2 And it came to pass, as they
Admah, and Zeboim, even unto journeyed from the east, that they
Lasha. found a plain in the land of Shinar;
20 These are the sons of Ham, after and they dwelt there.
their families, after their tongues, in 3 And they said one to another, Go
their countries, and in their nations. to, let us make brick, and burn them
21 ¶ Unto Shem also, the father of throughly. And they had brick for
all the children of Eber, the brother stone, and slime had they for morter.
of Japheth the elder, even to him 4 And they said, Go to, let us build
were children born. us a city and a tower, whose top may
22 The children of Shem; Elam, reach unto heaven; and let us make
and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, us a name, lest we be scattered
and Aram. abroad upon the face of the whole
23 And the children of Aram; Uz, earth.
and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. 5 And the LORD came down to see
24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and the city and the tower, which the
Salah begat Eber. children of men builded.
25 And unto Eber were born two 6 And the LORD said, Behold, the
sons: the name of one was Peleg; for people is one, and they have all one
in his days was the earth divided; language; and this they begin to do:
and his brother's name was Joktan. and now nothing will be restrained
26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and from them, which they have imag-
Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and ined to do.
Jerah, 7 Go to, let us go down, and there
27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and confound their language, that they
Diklah, may not understand one another's
28 And Obal, and Abimael, and speech.
Sheba, 8 So the LORD scattered them
29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and abroad from thence upon the face of
Jobab: all these were the sons of Jok- all the earth: and they left off to
tan. build the city.
30 And their dwelling was from 9 Therefore is the name of it called
Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a Babel; because the LORD did there
mount of the east. confound the language of all the
31 These are the sons of Shem, af- earth: and from thence did the
ter their families, after their LORD scatter them abroad upon the
tongues, in their lands, after their face of all the earth.
nations. 10 ¶ These are the generations of
32 These are the families of the Shem: Shem was an hundred years
sons of Noah, after their genera- old, and begat Arphaxad two years
tions, in their nations: and by these after the flood:
were the nations divided in the earth 11 And Shem lived after he begat
after the flood. Arphaxad five hundred years, and
begat sons and daughters.

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12 And Arphaxad lived five and Haran, the father of Milcah, and the
thirty years, and begat Salah: father of Iscah.
13 And Arphaxad lived after he be- 30 But Sarai was barren; she had no
gat Salah four hundred and three child.
years, and begat sons and daughters. 31 And Terah took Abram his son,
14 And Salah lived thirty years, and Lot the son of Haran his son's
and begat Eber: son, and Sarai his daughter in law,
15 And Salah lived after he begat his son Abram's wife; and they went
Eber four hundred and three years, forth with them from Ur of the
and begat sons and daughters. Chaldees, to go into the land of Ca-
16 And Eber lived four and thirty naan; and they came unto Haran,
years, and begat Peleg: and dwelt there.
17 And Eber lived after he begat 32 And the days of Terah were two
Peleg four hundred and thirty years, hundred and five years: and Terah
and begat sons and daughters. died in Haran.
18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and
begat Reu: CHAPTER 12
19 And Peleg lived after he begat 1 Now the LORD had said unto
Reu two hundred and nine years, Abram, Get thee out of thy countr y,
and begat sons and daughters. and from thy kindred, and from thy
20 And Reu lived two and thirty father's house, unto a land that I
years, and begat Serug: will shew thee:
21 And Reu lived after he begat Se- 2 And I will make of thee a great
rug two hundred and seven years, nation, and I will bless thee, and
and begat sons and daughters. make thy name great; and thou shalt
22 And Serug lived thirty years, be a blessing:
and begat Nahor: 3 And I will bless them that bless
23 And Serug lived after he begat thee, and curse him that curseth
Nahor two hundred years, and begat thee: and in thee shall all families of
sons and daughters. the earth be blessed.
24 And Nahor lived nine and 4 So Abram departed, as the LORD
twenty years, and begat Terah: had spoken unto him; and Lot went
25 And Nahor lived after he begat with him: and Abram was seventy
Terah an hundred and nineteen and five years old when he departed
years, and begat sons and daughters. out of Haran.
26 And Terah lived seventy years, 5 And Abram took Sarai his wife,
and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran. and Lot his brother's son, and all
27 ¶ Now these are the generations their substance that they had gath-
of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, ered, and the souls that they had
and Haran; and Haran begat Lot. gotten in Haran; and they went forth
28 And Haran died before his fa- to go into the land of Canaan; and
ther Terah in the land of his nativity, into the land of Canaan they came.
in Ur of the Chaldees. 6 ¶ And Abram passed through the
29 And Abram and Nahor took land unto the place of Sichem, unto
them wives: the name of Abram's the plain of Moreh. And the Canaan-
wife was Sarai; and the name of Na- ite was then in the land.
hor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of 7 And the LORD appeared unto
Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will

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I give this land: and there builded he said, What is this that thou hast
an altar unto the LORD, who ap- done unto me? why didst thou not
peared unto him. tell me that she was thy wife?
8 And he removed from thence 19 Why saidst thou, She is my sis-
unto a mountain on the east of Beth- ter? so I might have taken her to me
el, and pitched his tent, having to wife: now therefore behold thy
Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the wife, take her, and go thy way.
east: and there he builded an altar 20 And Pharaoh commanded his
unto the LORD, and called upon the men concerning him: and they sent
name of the LORD. him away, and his wife, and all that
9 And Abram journeyed, going on he had.
still toward the south.
10 ¶ And there was a famine in the CHAPTER 13
land: and Abram went down into 1 And Abram went up out of
Egypt to sojourn there; for the fam- Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that
ine was grievous in the land. he had, and Lot with him, into the
11 And it came to pass, when he south.
was come near to enter into Egypt, 2 And Abram was ver y rich in cat-
that he said unto Sarai his wife, Be- tle, in silver, and in gold.
hold now, I know that thou art a fair 3 And he went on his journeys
woman to look upon: from the south even to Beth-el, unto
12 Therefore it shall come to pass, the place where his tent had been at
when the Egyptians shall see thee, the beginning, between Beth-el and
that they shall say, This is his wife: Hai;
and they will kill me, but they will 4 Unto the place of the altar, which
save thee alive. he had made there at the first: and
13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my there Abram called on the name of
sister: that it may be well with me the LORD.
for thy sake; and my soul shall live 5 ¶ And Lot also, which went with
because of thee. Abram, had flocks, and herds, and
14 ¶ And it came to pass, that, tents.
when Abram was come into Egypt, 6 And the land was not able to bear
the Egyptians beheld the woman that them, that they might dwell to-
she was ver y fair. gether: for their substance was great,
15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw so that they could not dwell to-
her, and commended her before gether.
Pharaoh: and the woman was taken 7 And there was a strife between
into Pharaoh's house. the herdmen of Abram's cattle and
16 And he entreated Abram well for the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the
her sake: and he had sheep, and Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled
oxen, and he asses, and menservants, then in the land.
and maidser vants, and she asses, and 8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let
camels. there be no strife, I pray thee, be-
17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh tween me and thee, and between my
and his house with great plagues be- herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be
cause of Sarai Abram's wife. brethren.
18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and 9 Is not the whole land before thee?

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separate thyself, I pray thee, from king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king


me: if thou wilt take the left hand, of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;
then I will go to the right; or if thou 2 That these made war with Bera
depart to the right hand, then I will king of Sodom, and with Birsha king
go to the left. of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Ad-
10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and mah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim,
beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.
was well watered ever y where, before 3 All these were joined together in
the LORD destroyed Sodom and the vale of Siddim, which is the salt
Gomorrah, even as the garden of the sea.
LORD, like the land of Egypt, as 4 Twelve years they ser ved Chedor-
thou comest unto Zoar. laomer, and in the thirteenth year
11 Then Lot chose him all the they rebelled.
plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed 5 And in the fourteenth year came
east: and they separated themselves Chedorlaomer, and the kings that
the one from the other. were with him, and smote the Re-
12 Abram dwelled in the land of phaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and
Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cit- the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims
ies of the plain, and pitched his tent in Shaveh Kiriathaim,
toward Sodom. 6 And the Horites in their mount
13 But the men of Sodom were Seir, unto El-paran, which is by the
wicked and sinners before the LORD wilderness.
exceedingly. 7 And they returned, and came to
14 ¶ And the LORD said unto En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and
Abram, after that Lot was separated smote all the country of the Amale-
from him, Lift up now thine eyes, kites, and also the Amorites, that
and look from the place where thou dwelt in Hazezon-tamar.
art northward, and southward, and 8 And there went out the king of
eastward, and westward: Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah,
15 For all the land which thou and the king of Admah, and the king
seest, to thee will I give it, and to of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela
thy seed for ever. (the same is Zoar;) and they joined
16 And I will make thy seed as the battle with them in the vale of Sid-
dust of the earth: so that if a man dim;
can number the dust of the earth, 9 With Chedorlaomer the king of
then shall thy seed also be numbered. Elam, and with Tidal king of na-
17 Arise, walk through the land in tions, and Amraphel king of Shinar,
the length of it and in the breadth of and Arioch king of Ellasar; four
it; for I will give it unto thee. kings with five.
18 Then Abram removed his tent, 10 And the vale of Siddim was full
and came and dwelt in the plain of of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom
Mamre, which is in Hebron, and and Gomorrah fled, and fell there;
built there an altar unto the LORD. and they that remained fled to the
mountain.
CHAPTER 14 11 And they took all the goods of
1 And it came to pass in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their
Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch victuals, and went their way.

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12 And they took Lot, Abram's 23 That I will not take from a
brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, thread even to a shoelatchet, and
and his goods, and departed. that I will not take any thing that is
13 And there came one that had es- thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have
caped, and told Abram the Hebrew; made Abram rich:
for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre 24 Save only that which the young
the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and men have eaten, and the portion of
brother of Aner: and these were con- the men which went with me, Aner,
federate with Abram. Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take
14 And when Abram heard that his their portion.
brother was taken captive, he armed
his trained ser vants, born in his own CHAPTER 15
house, three hundred and eighteen, 1 After these things the word of the
and pursued them unto Dan. LORD came unto Abram in a vision,
15 And he divided himself against saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy
them, he and his ser vants, by night, shield, and thy exceeding great re-
and smote them, and pursued them ward.
unto Hobah, which is on the left 2 And Abram said, Lord GOD,
hand of Damascus. what wilt thou give me, seeing I go
16 And he brought back all the childless, and the steward of my
goods, and also brought again his house is this Eliezer of Damascus?
brother Lot, and his goods, and the 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me
women also, and the people. thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one
17 ¶ And the king of Sodom went born in my house is mine heir.
out to meet him after his return 4 And, behold, the word of the
from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, LORD came unto him, saying, This
and of the kings that were with him, shall not be thine heir; but he that
at the valley of Shaveh, which is the shall come forth out of thine own
king's dale. bowels shall be thine heir.
18 And Melchizedek king of Salem 5 And he brought him forth
brought forth bread and wine: and abroad, and said, Look now toward
he was the priest of the most high heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be
God. able to number them: and he said
19 And he blessed him, and said, unto him, So shall thy seed be.
Blessed be Abram of the most high 6 And he believed in the LORD;
God, possessor of heaven and earth: and he counted it to him for right-
20 And blessed be the most high eousness.
God, which hath delivered thine 7 And he said unto him, I am the
enemies into thy hand. And he gave LORD that brought thee out of Ur
him tithes of all. of the Chaldees, to give thee this
21 And the king of Sodom said land to inherit it.
unto Abram, Give me the persons, 8 And he said, Lord GOD, whereby
and take the goods to thyself. shall I know that I shall inherit it?
22 And Abram said to the king of 9 And he said unto him, Take me
Sodom, I have lift up mine hand an heifer of three years old, and a
unto the LORD, the most high God, she goat of three years old, and a
the possessor of heaven and earth, ram of three years old, and a turtle-

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dove, and a young pigeon. no children: and she had an hand-


10 And he took unto him all these, maid, an Egyptian, whose name was
and divided them in the midst, and Hagar.
laid each piece one against another: 2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Be-
but the birds divided he not. hold now, the LORD hath restrained
11 And when the fowls came down me from bearing: I pray thee, go in
upon the carcases, Abram drove unto my maid; it may be that I may
them away. obtain children by her. And Abram
12 And when the sun was going hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; 3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Ha-
and, lo, an horror of great darkness gar her maid the Egyptian, after
fell upon him. Abram had dwelt ten years in the
13 And he said unto Abram, Know land of Canaan, and gave her to her
of a surety that thy seed shall be a husband Abram to be his wife.
stranger in a land that is not their's, 4 ¶ And he went in unto Hagar,
and shall ser ve them; and they shall and she conceived: and when she saw
afflict them four hundred years; that she had conceived, her mistress
14 And also that nation, whom was despised in her eyes.
they shall ser ve, will I judge: and af- 5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My
ter ward shall they come out with wrong be upon thee: I have given my
great substance. maid into thy bosom; and when she
15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers saw that she had conceived, I was
in peace; thou shalt be buried in a despised in her eyes: the LORD
good old age. judge between me and thee.
16 But in the fourth generation 6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Be-
they shall come hither again: for the hold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to
iniquity of the Amorites is not yet her as it pleaseth thee. And when
full. Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled
17 And it came to pass, that, when from her face.
the sun went down, and it was dark, 7 ¶ And the angel of the LORD
behold a smoking furnace, and a found her by a fountain of water in
burning lamp that passed between the wilderness, by the fountain in
those pieces. the way to Shur.
18 In the same day the LORD 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid,
made a covenant with Abram, saying, whence camest thou? and whither
Unto thy seed have I given this land, wilt thou go? And she said, I flee
from the river of Egypt unto the from the face of my mistress Sarai.
great river, the river Euphrates: 9 And the angel of the LORD said
19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, unto her, Return to thy mistress, and
and the Kadmonites, submit thyself under her hands.
20 And the Hittites, and the Periz- 10 And the angel of the LORD said
zites, and the Rephaims, unto her, I will multiply thy seed ex-
21 And the Amorites, and the Ca- ceedingly, that it shall not be num-
naanites, and the Girgashites, and bered for multitude.
the Jebusites. 11 And the angel of the LORD said
unto her, Behold, thou art with
CHAPTER 16 child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt
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LORD hath heard thy affliction. unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
12 And he will be a wild man; his 8 And I will give unto thee, and to
hand will be against every man, and thy seed after thee, the land wherein
ever y man's hand against him; and thou art a stranger, all the land of
he shall dwell in the presence of all Canaan, for an everlasting posses-
his brethren. sion; and I will be their God.
13 And she called the name of the 9 ¶ And God said unto Abraham,
LORD that spake unto her, Thou Thou shalt keep my covenant there-
God seest me: for she said, Have I fore, thou, and thy seed after thee in
also here looked after him that seeth their generations.
me? 10 This is my covenant, which ye
14 Wherefore the well was called shall keep, between me and you and
Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between thy seed after thee; Every man child
Kadesh and Bered. among you shall be circumcised.
15 ¶ And Hagar bare Abram a son: 11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh
and Abram called his son's name, of your foreskin; and it shall be a
which Hagar bare, Ishmael. token of the covenant betwixt me
16 And Abram was fourscore and and you.
six years old, when Hagar bare Ish- 12 And he that is eight days old
mael to Abram. shall be circumcised among you,
ever y man child in your generations,
CHAPTER 17 he that is born in the house, or
1 And when Abram was ninety bought with money of any stranger,
years old and nine, the LORD ap- which is not of thy seed.
peared to Abram, and said unto him, 13 He that is born in thy house,
I am the Almighty God; walk before and he that is bought with thy
me, and be thou perfect. money, must needs be circumcised:
2 And I will make my covenant be- and my covenant shall be in your
tween me and thee, and will multi- flesh for an everlasting covenant.
ply thee exceedingly. 14 And the uncircumcised man
3 And Abram fell on his face: and child whose flesh of his foreskin is
God talked with him, saying, not circumcised, that soul shall be
4 As for me, behold, my covenant is cut off from his people; he hath bro-
with thee, and thou shalt be a father ken my covenant.
of many nations. 15 ¶ And God said unto Abraham,
5 Neither shall thy name any more As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not
be called Abram, but thy name shall call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall
be Abraham; for a father of many na- her name be.
tions have I made thee. 16 And I will bless her, and give
6 And I will make thee exceeding thee a son also of her: yea, I will
fruitful, and I will make nations of bless her, and she shall be a mother
thee, and kings shall come out of of nations; kings of people shall be
thee. of her.
7 And I will establish my covenant 17 Then Abraham fell upon his
between me and thee and thy seed face, and laughed, and said in his
after thee in their generations for an heart, Shall a child be born unto him
everlasting covenant, to be a God that is an hundred years old? and

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shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, sat in the tent door in the heat of
bear? the day;
18 And Abraham said unto God, O 2 And he lift up his eyes and
that Ishmael might live before thee! looked, and, lo, three men stood by
19 And God said, Sarah thy wife him: and when he saw them, he ran
shall bear thee a son indeed; and to meet them from the tent door,
thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I and bowed himself toward the
will establish my covenant with him ground,
for an everlasting covenant, and with 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have
his seed after him. found favour in thy sight, pass not
20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard away, I pray thee, from thy ser vant:
thee: Behold, I have blessed him, 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be
and will make him fruitful, and will fetched, and wash your feet, and rest
multiply him exceedingly; twelve yourselves under the tree:
princes shall he beget, and I will 5 And I will fetch a morsel of
make him a great nation. bread, and comfort ye your hearts;
21 But my covenant will I establish after that ye shall pass on: for there-
with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear fore are ye come to your ser vant.
unto thee at this set time in the next And they said, So do, as thou hast
year. said.
22 And he left off talking with 6 And Abraham hastened into the
him, and God went up from Abra- tent unto Sarah, and said, Make
ham. ready quickly three measures of fine
23 ¶ And Abraham took Ishmael meal, knead it, and make cakes upon
his son, and all that were born in his the hearth.
house, and all that were bought with 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd,
his money, ever y male among the and fetcht a calf tender and good,
men of Abraham's house; and cir- and gave it unto a young man; and
cumcised the flesh of their foreskin he hasted to dress it.
in the selfsame day, as God had said 8 And he took butter, and milk,
unto him. and the calf which he had dressed,
24 And Abraham was ninety years and set it before them; and he stood
old and nine, when he was circum- by them under the tree, and they did
cised in the flesh of his foreskin. eat.
25 And Ishmael his son was thir- 9 ¶ And they said unto him, Where
teen years old, when he was circum- is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Be-
cised in the flesh of his foreskin. hold, in the tent.
26 In the selfsame day was Abra- 10 And he said, I will certainly re-
ham circumcised, and Ishmael his turn unto thee according to the time
son. of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall
27 And all the men of his house, have a son. And Sarah heard it in the
born in the house, and bought with tent door, which was behind him.
money of the stranger, were circum- 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were
cised with him. old and well stricken in age; and it
ceased to be with Sarah after the
CHAPTER 18 manner of women.
1 And the LORD appeared unto 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within
him in the plains of Mamre: and he

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herself, saying, After I am waxed old righteous with the wicked?


shall I have pleasure, my lord being 24 Peradventure there be fifty
old also? righteous within the city: wilt thou
13 And the LORD said unto Abra- also destroy and not spare the place
ham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, for the fifty righteous that are
saying, Shall I of a surety bear a therein?
child, which am old? 25 That be far from thee to do af-
14 Is any thing too hard for the ter this manner, to slay the righteous
LORD? At the time appointed I will with the wicked: and that the right-
return unto thee, according to the eous should be as the wicked, that be
time of life, and Sarah shall have a far from thee: Shall not the Judge of
son. all the earth do right?
15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I 26 And the LORD said, If I find in
laughed not; for she was afraid. And Sodom fifty righteous within the
he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh. city, then I will spare all the place
16 ¶ And the men rose up from for their sakes.
thence, and looked toward Sodom: 27 And Abraham answered and
and Abraham went with them to said, Behold now, I have taken upon
bring them on the way. me to speak unto the Lord, which
17 And the LORD said, Shall I am but dust and ashes:
hide from Abraham that thing which 28 Peradventure there shall lack
I do; five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou
18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely destroy all the city for lack of five?
become a great and mighty nation, And he said, If I find there forty and
and all the nations of the earth shall five, I will not destroy it.
be blessed in him? 29 And he spake unto him yet
19 For I know him, that he will again, and said, Peradventure there
command his children and his shall be forty found there. And he
household after him, and they shall said, I will not do it for forty's sake.
keep the way of the LORD, to do 30 And he said unto him, Oh let
justice and judgment; that the not the Lord be angr y, and I will
LORD may bring upon Abraham speak: Peradventure there shall thirty
that which he hath spoken of him. be found there. And he said, I will
20 And the LORD said, Because not do it, if I find thirty there.
the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is 31 And he said, Behold now, I have
great, and because their sin is ver y taken upon me to speak unto the
grievous; Lord: Peradventure there shall be
21 I will go down now, and see twenty found there. And he said, I
whether they have done altogether will not destroy it for twenty's sake.
according to the cry of it, which is 32 And he said, Oh let not the
come unto me; and if not, I will Lord be angry, and I will speak yet
know. but this once: Peradventure ten shall
22 And the men turned their faces be found there. And he said, I will
from thence, and went toward not destroy it for ten's sake.
Sodom: but Abraham stood yet be- 33 And the LORD went his way, as
fore the LORD. soon as he had left communing with
23 ¶ And Abraham drew near, and Abraham: and Abraham returned
said, Wilt thou also destroy the

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unto his place. pressed sore upon the man, even Lot,
and came near to break the door.
CHAPTER 19 10 But the men put forth their
1 And there came two angels to hand, and pulled Lot into the house
Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the to them, and shut to the door.
gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them 11 And they smote the men that
rose up to meet them; and he bowed were at the door of the house with
himself with his face toward the blindness, both small and great: so
ground; that they wearied themselves to find
2 And he said, Behold now, my the door.
lords, turn in, I pray you, into your 12 ¶ And the men said unto Lot,
ser vant's house, and tarry all night, Hast thou here any besides? son in
and wash your feet, and ye shall rise law, and thy sons, and thy daughters,
up early, and go on your ways. And and whatsoever thou hast in the city,
they said, Nay; but we will abide in bring them out of this place:
the street all night. 13 For we will destroy this place,
3 And he pressed upon them because the cry of them is waxen
greatly; and they turned in unto great before the face of the LORD;
him, and entered into his house; and and the LORD hath sent us to de-
he made them a feast, and did bake stroy it.
unleavened bread, and they did eat. 14 And Lot went out, and spake
4 ¶ But before they lay down, the unto his sons in law, which married
men of the city, even the men of his daughters, and said, Up, get you
Sodom, compassed the house round, out of this place; for the LORD will
both old and young, all the people destroy this city. But he seemed as
from ever y quarter: one that mocked unto his sons in
5 And they called unto Lot, and law.
said unto him, Where are the men 15 ¶ And when the morning arose,
which came in to thee this night? then the angels hastened Lot, saying,
bring them out unto us, that we may Arise, take thy wife, and thy two
know them. daughters, which are here; lest thou
6 And Lot went out at the door be consumed in the iniquity of the
unto them, and shut the door after city.
him, 16 And while he lingered, the men
7 And said, I pray you, brethren, laid hold upon his hand, and upon
do not so wickedly. the hand of his wife, and upon the
8 Behold now, I have two daughters hand of his two daughters; the
which have not known man; let me, LORD being merciful unto him: and
I pray you, bring them out unto you, they brought him forth, and set him
and do ye to them as is good in your without the city.
eyes: only unto these men do noth- 17 ¶ And it came to pass, when
ing; for therefore came they under they had brought them forth abroad,
the shadow of my roof. that he said, Escape for thy life; look
9 And they said, Stand back. And not behind thee, neither stay thou in
they said again, This one fellow came all the plain; escape to the moun-
in to sojourn, and he will needs be a tain, lest thou be consumed.
judge: now will we deal worse with 18 And Lot said unto them, Oh,
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19 Behold now, thy ser vant hath and dwelt in the mountain, and his
found grace in thy sight, and thou two daughters with him; for he
hast magnified thy mercy, which feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt
thou hast shewed unto me in saving in a cave, he and his two daughters.
my life; and I cannot escape to the 31 And the firstborn said unto the
mountain, lest some evil take me, younger, Our father is old, and there
and I die: is not a man in the earth to come in
20 Behold now, this city is near to unto us after the manner of all the
flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, earth:
let me escape thither, (is it not a lit- 32 Come, let us make our father
tle one?) and my soul shall live. drink wine, and we will lie with him,
21 And he said unto him, See, I that we may preser ve seed of our fa-
have accepted thee concerning this ther.
thing also, that I will not overthrow 33 And they made their father
this city, for the which thou hast drink wine that night: and the first-
spoken. born went in, and lay with her fa-
22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I ther; and he perceived not when she
cannot do any thing till thou be lay down, nor when she arose.
come thither. Therefore the name of 34 And it came to pass on the mor-
the city was called Zoar. row, that the firstborn said unto the
23 ¶ The sun was risen upon the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight
earth when Lot entered into Zoar. with my father: let us make him
24 Then the LORD rained upon drink wine this night also; and go
Sodom and upon Gomorrah brim- thou in, and lie with him, that we
stone and fire from the LORD out of may preserve seed of our father.
heaven; 35 And they made their father
25 And he overthrew those cities, drink wine that night also: and the
and all the plain, and all the inhabi- younger arose, and lay with him; and
tants of the cities, and that which he perceived not when she lay down,
grew upon the ground. nor when she arose.
26 ¶ But his wife looked back from 36 Thus were both the daughters of
behind him, and she became a pillar Lot with child by their father.
of salt. 37 And the firstborn bare a son,
27 ¶ And Abraham gat up early in and called his name Moab: the same
the morning to the place where he is the father of the Moabites unto
stood before the LORD: this day.
28 And he looked toward Sodom 38 And the younger, she also bare a
and Gomorrah, and toward all the son, and called his name Ben-ammi:
land of the plain, and beheld, and, the same is the father of the children
lo, the smoke of the country went up of Ammon unto this day.
as the smoke of a furnace.
29 ¶ And it came to pass, when CHAPTER 20
God destroyed the cities of the 1 And Abraham journeyed from
plain, that God remembered Abra- thence toward the south countr y,
ham, and sent Lot out of the midst and dwelled between Kadesh and
of the overthrow, when he overthrew Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
the cities in the which Lot dwelt. 2 And Abraham said of Sarah his
30 ¶ And Lot went up out of Zoar,

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wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech she is the daughter of my father, but
king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. not the daughter of my mother; and
3 But God came to Abimelech in a she became my wife.
dream by night, and said to him, 13 And it came to pass, when God
Behold, thou art but a dead man, for caused me to wander from my fa-
the woman which thou hast taken; ther's house, that I said unto her,
for she is a man's wife. This is thy kindness which thou
4 But Abimelech had not come near shalt shew unto me; at every place
her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay whither we shall come, say of me, He
also a righteous nation? is my brother.
5 Said he not unto me, She is my 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and
sister? and she, even she herself said, oxen, and menser vants, and women-
He is my brother: in the integrity of ser vants, and gave them unto Abra-
my heart and innocency of my hands ham, and restored him Sarah his
have I done this. wife.
6 And God said unto him in a 15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my
dream, Yea, I know that thou didst land is before thee: dwell where it
this in the integrity of thy heart; for pleaseth thee.
I also withheld thee from sinning 16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold,
against me: therefore suffered I thee I have given thy brother a thousand
not to touch her. pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee
7 Now therefore restore the man his a covering of the eyes, unto all that
wife; for he is a prophet, and he are with thee, and with all other:
shall pray for thee, and thou shalt thus she was reproved.
live: and if thou restore her not, 17 ¶ So Abraham prayed unto God:
know thou that thou shalt surely die, and God healed Abimelech, and his
thou, and all that are thine. wife, and his maidser vants; and they
8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in bare children.
the morning, and called all his ser- 18 For the LORD had fast closed
vants, and told all these things in up all the wombs of the house of
their ears: and the men were sore Abimelech, because of Sarah Abra-
afraid. ham's wife.
9 Then Abimelech called Abraham,
and said unto him, What hast thou CHAPTER 21
done unto us? and what have I of- 1 And the LORD visited Sarah as
fended thee, that thou hast brought he had said, and the LORD did unto
on me and on my kingdom a great Sarah as he had spoken.
sin? thou hast done deeds unto me 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare
that ought not to be done. Abraham a son in his old age, at the
10 And Abimelech said unto Abra- set time of which God had spoken to
ham, What sawest thou, that thou him.
hast done this thing? 3 And Abraham called the name of
11 And Abraham said, Because I his son that was born unto him,
thought, Surely the fear of God is whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
not in this place; and they will slay 4 And Abraham circumcised his son
me for my wife's sake. Isaac being eight days old, as God
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5 And Abraham was an hundred were a bowshot: for she said, Let me
years old, when his son Isaac was not see the death of the child. And
born unto him. she sat over against him, and lift up
6 ¶ And Sarah said, God hath made her voice, and wept.
me to laugh, so that all that hear will 17 And God heard the voice of the
laugh with me. lad; and the angel of God called to
7 And she said, Who would have Hagar out of heaven, and said unto
said unto Abraham, that Sarah her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear
should have given children suck? for not; for God hath heard the voice of
I have born him a son in his old age. the lad where he is.
8 And the child grew, and was 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold
weaned: and Abraham made a great him in thine hand; for I will make
feast the same day that Isaac was him a great nation.
weaned. 19 And God opened her eyes, and
9 ¶ And Sarah saw the son of Hagar she saw a well of water; and she
the Egyptian, which she had born went, and filled the bottle with wa-
unto Abraham, mocking. ter, and gave the lad drink.
10 Wherefore she said unto Abra- 20 And God was with the lad; and
ham, Cast out this bondwoman and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness,
her son: for the son of this bond- and became an archer.
woman shall not be heir with my 21 And he dwelt in the wilderness
son, even with Isaac. of Paran: and his mother took him a
11 And the thing was very grievous wife out of the land of Egypt.
in Abraham's sight because of his 22 ¶ And it came to pass at that
son. time, that Abimelech and Phichol
12 ¶ And God said unto Abraham, the chief captain of his host spake
Let it not be grievous in thy sight unto Abraham, saying, God is with
because of the lad, and because of thee in all that thou doest:
thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah 23 Now therefore swear unto me
hath said unto thee, hearken unto here by God that thou wilt not deal
her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed falsely with me, nor with my son,
be called. nor with my son's son: but according
13 And also of the son of the to the kindness that I have done
bondwoman will I make a nation, unto thee, thou shalt do unto me,
because he is thy seed. and to the land wherein thou hast
14 And Abraham rose up early in sojourned.
the morning, and took bread, and a 24 And Abraham said, I will swear.
bottle of water, and gave it unto Ha- 25 And Abraham reproved Abi-
gar, putting it on her shoulder, and melech because of a well of water,
the child, and sent her away: and she which Abimelech's ser vants had vio-
departed, and wandered in the wil- lently taken away.
derness of Beer-sheba. 26 And Abimelech said, I wot not
15 And the water was spent in the who hath done this thing: neither
bottle, and she cast the child under didst thou tell me, neither yet heard
one of the shrubs. I of it, but to day.
16 And she went, and sat her down 27 And Abraham took sheep and
over against him a good way off, as it oxen, and gave them unto Abi-

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melech; and both of them made a afar off.


covenant. 5 And Abraham said unto his young
28 And Abraham set seven ewe men, Abide ye here with the ass; and
lambs of the flock by themselves. I and the lad will go yonder and
29 And Abimelech said unto Abra- worship, and come again to you.
ham, What mean these seven ewe 6 And Abraham took the wood of
lambs which thou hast set by them- the burnt offering, and laid it upon
selves? Isaac his son; and he took the fire in
30 And he said, For these seven ewe his hand, and a knife; and they went
lambs shalt thou take of my hand, both of them together.
that they may be a witness unto me, 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham
that I have digged this well. his father, and said, My father: and
31 Wherefore he called that place he said, Here am I, my son. And he
Beer-sheba; because there they sware said, Behold the fire and the wood:
both of them. but where is the lamb for a burnt of-
32 Thus they made a covenant at fering?
Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, 8 And Abraham said, My son, God
and Phichol the chief captain of his will provide himself a lamb for a
host, and they returned into the land burnt offering: so they went both of
of the Philistines. them together.
33 ¶ And Abraham planted a grove 9 And they came to the place which
in Beer-sheba, and called there on God had told him of; and Abraham
the name of the LORD, the everlast- built an altar there, and laid the
ing God. wood in order, and bound Isaac his
34 And Abraham sojourned in the son, and laid him on the altar upon
Philistines' land many days. the wood.
10 And Abraham stretched forth
CHAPTER 22 his hand, and took the knife to slay
1 And it came to pass after these his son.
things, that God did tempt Abra- 11 And the angel of the LORD
ham, and said unto him, Abraham: called unto him out of heaven, and
and he said, Behold, here I am. said, Abraham, Abraham: and he
2 And he said, Take now thy son, said, Here am I.
thine only son Isaac, whom thou 12 And he said, Lay not thine hand
lovest, and get thee into the land of upon the lad, neither do thou any
Moriah; and offer him there for a thing unto him: for now I know that
burnt offering upon one of the thou fearest God, seeing thou hast
mountains which I will tell thee of. not withheld thy son, thine only son
3 And Abraham rose up early in the from me.
morning, and saddled his ass, and 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes,
took two of his young men with and looked, and behold behind him a
him, and Isaac his son, and clave the ram caught in a thicket by his horns:
wood for the burnt offering, and and Abraham went and took the ram,
rose up, and went unto the place of and offered him up for a burnt offer-
which God had told him. ing in the stead of his son.
4 Then on the third day Abraham 14 And Abraham called the name of
lifted up his eyes, and saw the place that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said

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to this day, In the mount of the mourn for Sarah, and to weep for
LORD it shall be seen. her.
15 ¶ And the angel of the LORD 3 ¶ And Abraham stood up from
called unto Abraham out of heaven before his dead, and spake unto the
the second time, sons of Heth, saying,
16 And said, By myself have I 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner
sworn, saith the LORD, for because with you: give me a possession of a
thou hast done this thing, and hast bur yingplace with you, that I may
not withheld thy son, thine only son: bur y my dead out of my sight.
17 That in blessing I will bless 5 And the children of Heth an-
thee, and in multiplying I will mul- swered Abraham, saying unto him,
tiply thy seed as the stars of the 6 Hear us, my lord: thou art a
heaven, and as the sand which is mighty prince among us: in the
upon the sea shore; and thy seed choice of our sepulchres bury thy
shall possess the gate of his enemies; dead; none of us shall withhold from
18 And in thy seed shall all the na- thee his sepulchre, but that thou
tions of the earth be blessed; because mayest bury thy dead.
thou hast obeyed my voice. 7 And Abraham stood up, and
19 So Abraham returned unto his bowed himself to the people of the
young men, and they rose up and land, even to the children of Heth.
went together to Beer-sheba; and 8 And he communed with them,
Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba. saying, If it be your mind that I
20 ¶ And it came to pass after these should bur y my dead out of my
things, that it was told Abraham, sight; hear me, and intreat for me to
saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also Ephron the son of Zohar,
born children unto thy brother Na- 9 That he may give me the cave of
hor; Machpelah, which he hath, which is
21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his in the end of his field; for as much
brother, and Kemuel the father of money as it is worth he shall give it
Aram, me for a possession of a buryingplace
22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pil- amongst you.
dash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. 10 And Ephron dwelt among the
23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: children of Heth: and Ephron the
these eight Milcah did bear to Na- Hittite answered Abraham in the au-
hor, Abraham's brother. dience of the children of Heth, even
24 And his concubine, whose name of all that went in at the gate of his
was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, city, saying,
and Gaham, and Thahash, and 11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field
Maachah. give I thee, and the cave that is
therein, I give it thee; in the pres-
CHAPTER 23 ence of the sons of my people give I
1 And Sarah was an hundred and it thee: bur y thy dead.
seven and twenty years old: these 12 And Abraham bowed down him-
were the years of the life of Sarah. self before the people of the land.
2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; 13 And he spake unto Ephron in
the same is Hebron in the land of the audience of the people of the
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I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee take a wife unto my son of the
money for the field; take it of me, daughters of the Canaanites, among
and I will bur y my dead there. whom I dwell:
14 And Ephron answered Abraham, 4 But thou shalt go unto my coun-
saying unto him, tr y, and to my kindred, and take a
15 My lord, hearken unto me: the wife unto my son Isaac.
land is worth four hundred shekels of 5 And the ser vant said unto him,
silver; what is that betwixt me and Peradventure the woman will not be
thee? bur y therefore thy dead. willing to follow me unto this land:
16 And Abraham hearkened unto must I needs bring thy son again
Ephron; and Abraham weighed to unto the land from whence thou
Ephron the silver, which he had camest?
named in the audience of the sons of 6 And Abraham said unto him, Be-
Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, ware thou that thou bring not my
current money with the merchant. son thither again.
17 ¶ And the field of Ephron, 7 ¶ The LORD God of heaven,
which was in Machpelah, which was which took me from my father's
before Mamre, the field, and the house, and from the land of my kin-
cave which was therein, and all the dred, and which spake unto me, and
trees that were in the field, that were that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy
in all the borders round about, were seed will I give this land; he shall
made sure send his angel before thee, and thou
18 Unto Abraham for a possession shalt take a wife unto my son from
in the presence of the children of thence.
Heth, before all that went in at the 8 And if the woman will not be
gate of his city. willing to follow thee, then thou
19 And after this, Abraham buried shalt be clear from this my oath:
Sarah his wife in the cave of the field only bring not my son thither again.
of Machpelah before Mamre: the 9 And the ser vant put his hand un-
same is Hebron in the land of Ca- der the thigh of Abraham his master,
naan. and sware to him concerning that
20 And the field, and the cave that matter.
is therein, were made sure unto 10 ¶ And the ser vant took ten cam-
Abraham for a possession of a bur y- els of the camels of his master, and
ingplace by the sons of Heth. departed; for all the goods of his
master were in his hand: and he
CHAPTER 24 arose, and went to Mesopotamia,
1 And Abraham was old, and well unto the city of Nahor.
stricken in age: and the LORD had 11 And he made his camels to kneel
blessed Abraham in all things. down without the city by a well of
2 And Abraham said unto his eldest water at the time of the evening,
ser vant of his house, that ruled over even the time that women go out to
all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy draw water.
hand under my thigh: 12 And he said, O LORD God of
3 And I will make thee swear by the my master Abraham, I pray thee,
LORD, the God of heaven, and the send me good speed this day, and
God of the earth, that thou shalt not shew kindness unto my master Abra-
ham.

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13 Behold, I stand here by the well hands of ten shekels weight of gold;
of water; and the daughters of the 23 And said, Whose daughter art
men of the city come out to draw thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there
water: room in thy father's house for us to
14 And let it come to pass, that the lodge in?
damsel to whom I shall say, Let 24 And she said unto him, I am the
down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I daughter of Bethuel the son of Mil-
may drink; and she shall say, Drink, cah, which she bare unto Nahor.
and I will give thy camels drink also: 25 She said moreover unto him, We
let the same be she that thou hast ap- have both straw and provender
pointed for thy ser vant Isaac; and enough, and room to lodge in.
thereby shall I know that thou hast 26 And the man bowed down his
shewed kindness unto my master. head, and worshipped the LORD.
15 ¶ And it came to pass, before he 27 And he said, Blessed be the
had done speaking, that, behold, Re- LORD God of my master Abraham,
bekah came out, who was born to who hath not left destitute my mas-
Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of ter of his mercy and his truth: I be-
Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her ing in the way, the LORD led me to
pitcher upon her shoulder. the house of my master's brethren.
16 And the damsel was very fair to 28 And the damsel ran, and told
look upon, a virgin, neither had any them of her mother's house these
man known her: and she went down things.
to the well, and filled her pitcher, 29 ¶ And Rebekah had a brother,
and came up. and his name was Laban: and Laban
17 And the ser vant ran to meet her, ran out unto the man, unto the well.
and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink 30 And it came to pass, when he
a little water of thy pitcher. saw the earring and bracelets upon
18 And she said, Drink, my lord: his sister's hands, and when he heard
and she hasted, and let down her the words of Rebekah his sister, say-
pitcher upon her hand, and gave him ing, Thus spake the man unto me;
drink. that he came unto the man; and, be-
19 And when she had done giving hold, he stood by the camels at the
him drink, she said, I will draw wa- well.
ter for thy camels also, until they 31 And he said, Come in, thou
have done drinking. blessed of the LORD; wherefore
20 And she hasted, and emptied her standest thou without? for I have
pitcher into the trough, and ran prepared the house, and room for
again unto the well to draw water, the camels.
and drew for all his camels. 32 ¶ And the man came into the
21 And the man wondering at her house: and he ungirded his camels,
held his peace, to wit whether the and gave straw and provender for the
LORD had made his journey pros- camels, and water to wash his feet,
perous or not. and the men's feet that were with
22 And it came to pass, as the cam- him.
els had done drinking, that the man 33 And there was set meat before
took a golden earring of half a shekel him to eat: but he said, I will not
weight, and two bracelets for her eat, until I have told mine errand.

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And he said, Speak on. whom the LORD hath appointed out
34 And he said, I am Abraham's for my master's son.
ser vant. 45 And before I had done speaking
35 And the LORD hath blessed my in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came
master greatly; and he is become forth with her pitcher on her shoul-
great: and he hath given him flocks, der; and she went down unto the
and herds, and silver, and gold, and well, and drew water: and I said unto
menser vants, and maidser vants, and her, Let me drink, I pray thee.
camels, and asses. 46 And she made haste, and let
36 And Sarah my master's wife bare down her pitcher from her shoulder,
a son to my master when she was and said, Drink, and I will give thy
old: and unto him hath he given all camels drink also: so I drank, and
that he hath. she made the camels drink also.
37 And my master made me swear, 47 And I asked her, and said,
saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to Whose daughter art thou? And she
my son of the daughters of the Ca- said, The daughter of Bethuel, Na-
naanites, in whose land I dwell: hor's son, whom Milcah bare unto
38 But thou shalt go unto my fa- him: and I put the earring upon her
ther's house, and to my kindred, and face, and the bracelets upon her
take a wife unto my son. hands.
39 And I said unto my master, Per- 48 And I bowed down my head,
adventure the woman will not follow and worshipped the LORD, and
me. blessed the LORD God of my master
40 And he said unto me, The Abraham, which had led me in the
LORD, before whom I walk, will right way to take my master's
send his angel with thee, and prosper brother's daughter unto his son.
thy way; and thou shalt take a wife 49 And now if ye will deal kindly
for my son of my kindred, and of my and truly with my master, tell me:
father's house: and if not, tell me; that I may turn
41 Then shalt thou be clear from to the right hand, or to the left.
this my oath, when thou comest to 50 Then Laban and Bethuel an-
my kindred; and if they give not swered and said, The thing pro-
thee one, thou shalt be clear from my ceedeth from the LORD: we cannot
oath. speak unto thee bad or good.
42 And I came this day unto the 51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee,
well, and said, O LORD God of my take her, and go, and let her be thy
master Abraham, if now thou do master's son's wife, as the LORD
prosper my way which I go: hath spoken.
43 Behold, I stand by the well of 52 And it came to pass, that, when
water; and it shall come to pass, that Abraham's servant heard their words,
when the virgin cometh forth to he worshipped the LORD, bowing
draw water, and I say to her, Give himself to the earth.
me, I pray thee, a little water of thy 53 And the ser vant brought forth
pitcher to drink; jewels of silver, and jewels of gold,
44 And she say to me, Both drink and raiment, and gave them to Re-
thou, and I will also draw for thy bekah: he gave also to her brother
camels: let the same be the woman and to her mother precious things.

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54 And they did eat and drink, he 66 And the ser vant told Isaac all
and the men that were with him, and things that he had done.
tarried all night; and they rose up in 67 And Isaac brought her into his
the morning, and he said, Send me mother Sarah's tent, and took Re-
away unto my master. bekah, and she became his wife; and
55 And her brother and her mother he loved her: and Isaac was com-
said, Let the damsel abide with us a forted after his mother's death.
few days, at the least ten; after that
she shall go. CHAPTER 25
56 And he said unto them, Hinder 1 Then again Abraham took a wife,
me not, seeing the LORD hath pros- and her name was Keturah.
pered my way; send me away that I 2 And she bare him Zimran, and
may go to my master. Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian,
57 And they said, We will call the and Ishbak, and Shuah.
damsel, and enquire at her mouth. 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and
58 And they called Rebekah, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were
said unto her, Wilt thou go with this Asshurim, and Letushim, and
man? And she said, I will go. Leummim.
59 And they sent away Rebekah 4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah,
their sister, and her nurse, and and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida,
Abraham's ser vant, and his men. and Eldaah. All these were the chil-
60 And they blessed Rebekah, and dren of Keturah.
said unto her, Thou art our sister, be 5 ¶ And Abraham gave all that he
thou the mother of thousands of mil- had unto Isaac.
lions, and let thy seed possess the 6 But unto the sons of the concu-
gate of those which hate them. bines, which Abraham had, Abraham
61 ¶ And Rebekah arose, and her gave gifts, and sent them away from
damsels, and they rode upon the Isaac his son, while he yet lived,
camels, and followed the man: and eastward, unto the east country.
the ser vant took Rebekah, and went 7 And these are the days of the
his way. years of Abraham's life which he
62 And Isaac came from the way of lived, an hundred threescore and fif-
the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in teen years.
the south country. 8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost,
63 And Isaac went out to meditate and died in a good old age, an old
in the field at the eventide: and he man, and full of years; and was gath-
lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, be- ered to his people.
hold, the camels were coming. 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael
64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, buried him in the cave of Mach-
and when she saw Isaac, she lighted pelah, in the field of Ephron the son
off the camel. of Zohar the Hittite, which is before
65 For she had said unto the ser - Mamre;
vant, What man is this that walketh 10 The field which Abraham pur-
in the field to meet us? And the ser - chased of the sons of Heth: there was
vant had said, It is my master: there- Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
fore she took a vail, and covered her- 11 ¶ And it came to pass after the
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his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the two manner of people shall be sepa-
well Lahai-roi. rated from thy bowels; and the one
12 ¶ Now these are the generations people shall be stronger than the
of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom other people; and the elder shall
Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's hand- ser ve the younger.
maid, bare unto Abraham: 24 ¶ And when her days to be de-
13 And these are the names of the livered were fulfilled, behold, there
sons of Ishmael, by their names, ac- were twins in her womb.
cording to their generations: the 25 And the first came out red, all
firstborn of Ishmael, Nebajoth; and over like an hairy garment; and they
Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, called his name Esau.
14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and 26 And after that came his brother
Massa, out, and his hand took hold on
15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Esau's heel; and his name was called
Naphish, and Kedemah: Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years
16 These are the sons of Ishmael, old when she bare them.
and these are their names, by their 27 And the boys grew: and Esau
towns, and by their castles; twelve was a cunning hunter, a man of the
princes according to their nations. field; and Jacob was a plain man,
17 And these are the years of the dwelling in tents.
life of Ishmael, an hundred and 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because
thirty and seven years: and he gave he did eat of his venison: but Re-
up the ghost and died; and was gath- bekah loved Jacob.
ered unto his people. 29 And Jacob sod pottage: and
18 And they dwelt from Havilah Esau came from the field, and he was
unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as faint:
thou goest toward Assyria: and he 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed
died in the presence of all his breth- me, I pray thee, with that same red
ren. pottage; for I am faint: therefore was
19 ¶ And these are the generations his name called Edom.
of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day
begat Isaac: thy birthright.
20 And Isaac was forty years old 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at
when he took Rebekah to wife, the the point to die: and what profit
daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of shall this birthright do to me?
Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the 33 And Jacob said, Swear to me
Syrian. this day; and he sware unto him: and
21 And Isaac intreated the LORD he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
for his wife, because she was barren: 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and
and the LORD was intreated of him, pottage of lentiles; and he did eat
and Rebekah his wife conceived. and drink, and rose up, and went his
22 And the children struggled to- way: thus Esau despised his birth-
gether within her; and she said, If it right.
be so, why am I thus? And she went
to enquire of the LORD. CHAPTER 26
23 And the LORD said unto her, 1 And there was a famine in the
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in the days of Abraham. And Isaac man or his wife shall surely be put to
went unto Abimelech king of the death.
Philistines unto Gerar. 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land,
2 And the LORD appeared unto and received in the same year an
him, and said, Go not down into hundredfold: and the LORD blessed
Egypt; dwell in the land which I him.
shall tell thee of: 13 And the man waxed great, and
3 Sojourn in this land, and I will went forward, and grew until he be-
be with thee, and will bless thee; for came very great:
unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will 14 For he had possession of flocks,
give all these countries, and I will and possession of herds, and great
perform the oath which I sware unto store of ser vants: and the Philistines
Abraham thy father; envied him.
4 And I will make thy seed to mul- 15 For all the wells which his fa-
tiply as the stars of heaven, and will ther's servants had digged in the
give unto thy seed all these coun- days of Abraham his father, the Phil-
tries; and in thy seed shall all the istines had stopped them, and filled
nations of the earth be blessed; them with earth.
5 Because that Abraham obeyed my 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac,
voice, and kept my charge, my com- Go from us; for thou art much
mandments, my statutes, and my mightier than we.
laws. 17 ¶ And Isaac departed thence,
6 ¶ And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: and pitched his tent in the valley of
7 And the men of the place asked Gerar, and dwelt there.
him of his wife; and he said, She is 18 And Isaac digged again the wells
my sister: for he feared to say, She is of water, which they had digged in
my wife; lest, said he, the men of the the days of Abraham his father; for
place should kill me for Rebekah; the Philistines had stopped them af-
because she was fair to look upon. ter the death of Abraham: and he
8 And it came to pass, when he had called their names after the names by
been there a long time, that Abi- which his father had called them.
melech king of the Philistines looked 19 And Isaac's ser vants digged in
out at a window, and saw, and, be- the valley, and found there a well of
hold, Isaac was sporting with Re- springing water.
bekah his wife. 20 And the herdmen of Gerar did
9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying,
said, Behold, of a surety she is thy The water is our's: and he called the
wife: and how saidst thou, She is my name of the well Esek; because they
sister? And Isaac said unto him, Be- strove with him.
cause I said, Lest I die for her. 21 And they digged another well,
10 And Abimelech said, What is and strove for that also: and he
this thou hast done unto us? one of called the name of it Sitnah.
the people might lightly have lien 22 And he removed from thence,
with thy wife, and thou shouldest and digged another well; and for
have brought guiltiness upon us. that they strove not: and he called
11 And Abimelech charged all his the name of it Rehoboth; and he
people, saying, He that toucheth this said, For now the LORD hath made
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in the land. sheba unto this day.


23 And he went up from thence to 34 ¶ And Esau was forty years old
Beer-sheba. when he took to wife Judith the
24 And the LORD appeared unto daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and
him the same night, and said, I am Bashemath the daughter of Elon the
the God of Abraham thy father: fear Hittite:
not, for I am with thee, and will 35 Which were a grief of mind
bless thee, and multiply thy seed for unto Isaac and to Rebekah.
my ser vant Abraham's sake.
25 And he builded an altar there, CHAPTER 27
and called upon the name of the 1 And it came to pass, that when
LORD, and pitched his tent there: Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim,
and there Isaac's ser vants digged a so that he could not see, he called
well. Esau his eldest son, and said unto
26 ¶ Then Abimelech went to him him, My son: and he said unto him,
from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his Behold, here am I.
friends, and Phichol the chief cap- 2 And he said, Behold now, I am
tain of his army. old, I know not the day of my death:
27 And Isaac said unto them, 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee,
Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye thy weapons, thy quiver and thy
hate me, and have sent me away bow, and go out to the field, and
from you? take me some venison;
28 And they said, We saw certainly 4 And make me savour y meat, such
that the LORD was with thee: and as I love, and bring it to me, that I
we said, Let there be now an oath may eat; that my soul may bless thee
betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, before I die.
and let us make a covenant with 5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac
thee; spake to Esau his son. And Esau
29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as went to the field to hunt for venison,
we have not touched thee, and as we and to bring it.
have done unto thee nothing but 6 ¶ And Rebekah spake unto Jacob
good, and have sent thee away in her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy
peace: thou art now the blessed of father speak unto Esau thy brother,
the LORD. saying,
30 And he made them a feast, and 7 Bring me venison, and make me
they did eat and drink. savoury meat, that I may eat, and
31 And they rose up betimes in the bless thee before the LORD before
morning, and sware one to another: my death.
and Isaac sent them away, and they 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my
departed from him in peace. voice according to that which I
32 And it came to pass the same command thee.
day, that Isaac's servants came, and 9 Go now to the flock, and fetch
told him concerning the well which me from thence two good kids of the
they had digged, and said unto him, goats; and I will make them savoury
We have found water. meat for thy father, such as he
33 And he called it Shebah: there- loveth:
fore the name of the city is Beer- 10 And thou shalt bring it to thy

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father, that he may eat, and that he The voice is Jacob's voice, but the
may bless thee before his death. hands are the hands of Esau.
11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his 23 And he discerned him not, be-
mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a cause his hands were hairy, as his
hairy man, and I am a smooth man: brother Esau's hands: so he blessed
12 My father peradventure will feel him.
me, and I shall seem to him as a de- 24 And he said, Art thou my ver y
ceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon son Esau? And he said, I am.
me, and not a blessing. 25 And he said, Bring it near to
13 And his mother said unto him, me, and I will eat of my son's veni-
Upon me be thy curse, my son: only son, that my soul may bless thee.
obey my voice, and go fetch me And he brought it near to him, and
them. he did eat: and he brought him wine,
14 And he went, and fetched, and and he drank.
brought them to his mother: and his 26 And his father Isaac said unto
mother made savoury meat, such as him, Come near now, and kiss me,
his father loved. my son.
15 And Rebekah took goodly rai- 27 And he came near, and kissed
ment of her eldest son Esau, which him: and he smelled the smell of his
were with her in the house, and put raiment, and blessed him, and said,
them upon Jacob her younger son: See, the smell of my son is as the
16 And she put the skins of the smell of a field which the LORD
kids of the goats upon his hands, hath blessed:
and upon the smooth of his neck: 28 Therefore God give thee of the
17 And she gave the savoury meat dew of heaven, and the fatness of the
and the bread, which she had pre- earth, and plenty of corn and wine:
pared, into the hand of her son 29 Let people ser ve thee, and na-
Jacob. tions bow down to thee: be lord over
18 ¶ And he came unto his father, thy brethren, and let thy mother's
and said, My father: and he said, sons bow down to thee: cursed be
Here am I; who art thou, my son? ever y one that curseth thee, and
19 And Jacob said unto his father, I blessed be he that blesseth thee.
am Esau thy firstborn; I have done 30 ¶ And it came to pass, as soon
according as thou badest me: arise, I as Isaac had made an end of blessing
pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone
that thy soul may bless me. out from the presence of Isaac his
20 And Isaac said unto his son, father, that Esau his brother came in
How is it that thou hast found it so from his hunting.
quickly, my son? And he said, Be- 31 And he also had made savour y
cause the LORD thy God brought it meat, and brought it unto his father,
to me. and said unto his father, Let my fa-
21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, ther arise, and eat of his son's veni-
Come near, I pray thee, that I may son, that thy soul may bless me.
feel thee, my son, whether thou be 32 And Isaac his father said unto
my ver y son Esau or not. him, Who art thou? And he said, I
22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.
his father; and he felt him, and said, 33 And Isaac trembled ver y exceed-

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ingly, and said, Who? where is he 42 And these words of Esau her
that hath taken venison, and brought elder son were told to Rebekah: and
it me, and I have eaten of all before she sent and called Jacob her
thou camest, and have blessed him? younger son, and said unto him, Be-
yea, and he shall be blessed. hold, thy brother Esau, as touching
34 And when Esau heard the words thee, doth comfort himself, purpos-
of his father, he cried with a great ing to kill thee.
and exceeding bitter cry, and said 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my
unto his father, Bless me, even me voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban
also, O my father. my brother to Haran;
35 And he said, Thy brother came 44 And tarr y with him a few days,
with subtilty, and hath taken away until thy brother's fur y turn away;
thy blessing. 45 Until thy brother's anger turn
36 And he said, Is not he rightly away from thee, and he forget that
named Jacob? for he hath supplanted which thou hast done to him: then I
me these two times: he took away my will send, and fetch thee from
birthright; and, behold, now he hath thence: why should I be deprived
taken away my blessing. And he said, also of you both in one day?
Hast thou not reserved a blessing for 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am
me? wear y of my life because of the
37 And Isaac answered and said daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a
unto Esau, Behold, I have made him wife of the daughters of Heth, such
thy lord, and all his brethren have I as these which are of the daughters
given to him for servants; and with of the land, what good shall my life
corn and wine have I sustained him: do me?
and what shall I do now unto thee,
my son? CHAPTER 28
38 And Esau said unto his father, 1 And Isaac called Jacob, and
Hast thou but one blessing, my fa- blessed him, and charged him, and
ther? bless me, even me also, O my said unto him, Thou shalt not take a
father. And Esau lifted up his voice, wife of the daughters of Canaan.
and wept. 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the
39 And Isaac his father answered house of Bethuel thy mother's fa-
and said unto him, Behold, thy ther; and take thee a wife from
dwelling shall be the fatness of the thence of the daughters of Laban thy
earth, and of the dew of heaven from mother's brother.
above; 3 And God Almighty bless thee,
40 And by thy sword shalt thou and make thee fruitful, and multiply
live, and shalt ser ve thy brother; and thee, that thou mayest be a multi-
it shall come to pass when thou shalt tude of people;
have the dominion, that thou shalt 4 And give thee the blessing of
break his yoke from off thy neck. Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed
41 ¶ And Esau hated Jacob because with thee; that thou mayest inherit
of the blessing wherewith his father the land wherein thou art a stranger,
blessed him: and Esau said in his which God gave unto Abraham.
heart, The days of mourning for my 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and
father are at hand; then will I slay he went to Padan-aram unto Laban,
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brother of Rebekah, Jacob's and thee again into this land; for I will
Esau's mother. not leave thee, until I have done that
6 ¶ When Esau saw that Isaac had which I have spoken to thee of.
blessed Jacob, and sent him away to 16 ¶ And Jacob awaked out of his
Padan-aram, to take him a wife from sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD
thence; and that as he blessed him he is in this place; and I knew it not.
gave him a charge, saying, Thou 17 And he was afraid, and said,
shalt not take a wife of the daughters How dreadful is this place! this is
of Canaan; none other but the house of God,
7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and this is the gate of heaven.
and his mother, and was gone to 18 And Jacob rose up early in the
Padan-aram; morning, and took the stone that he
8 And Esau seeing that the daugh- had put for his pillows, and set it up
ters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his for a pillar, and poured oil upon the
father; top of it.
9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, 19 And he called the name of that
and took unto the wives which he place Beth-el: but the name of that
had Mahalath the daughter of Ish- city was called Luz at the first.
mael Abraham's son, the sister of 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying,
Nebajoth, to be his wife. If God will be with me, and will
10 ¶ And Jacob went out from keep me in this way that I go, and
Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran. will give me bread to eat, and rai-
11 And he lighted upon a certain ment to put on,
place, and tarried there all night, be- 21 So that I come again to my fa-
cause the sun was set; and he took of ther's house in peace; then shall the
the stones of that place, and put LORD be my God:
them for his pillows, and lay down in 22 And this stone, which I have set
that place to sleep. for a pillar, shall be God's house:
12 And he dreamed, and behold a and of all that thou shalt give me I
ladder set up on the earth, and the will surely give the tenth unto thee.
top of it reached to heaven: and be-
hold the angels of God ascending CHAPTER 29
and descending on it. 1 Then Jacob went on his journey,
13 And, behold, the LORD stood and came into the land of the people
above it, and said, I am the LORD of the east.
God of Abraham thy father, and the 2 And he looked, and behold a well
God of Isaac: the land whereon thou in the field, and, lo, there were three
liest, to thee will I give it, and to flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of
thy seed; that well they watered the flocks:
14 And thy seed shall be as the dust and a great stone was upon the well's
of the earth, and thou shalt spread mouth.
abroad to the west, and to the east, 3 And thither were all the flocks
and to the north, and to the south: gathered: and they rolled the stone
and in thee and in thy seed shall all from the well's mouth, and watered
the families of the earth be blessed. the sheep, and put the stone again
15 And, behold, I am with thee, upon the well's mouth in his place.
and will keep thee in all places 4 And Jacob said unto them, My
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brethren, whence be ye? And they shouldest thou therefore ser ve me for
said, Of Haran are we. nought? tell me, what shall thy wages
5 And he said unto them, Know ye be?
Laban the son of Nahor? And they 16 And Laban had two daughters:
said, We know him. the name of the elder was Leah, and
6 And he said unto them, Is he the name of the younger was Rachel.
well? And they said, He is well: and, 17 Leah was tender eyed; but Ra-
behold, Rachel his daughter cometh chel was beautiful and well favoured.
with the sheep. 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and
7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high said, I will ser ve thee seven years for
day, neither is it time that the cattle Rachel thy younger daughter.
should be gathered together: water 19 And Laban said, It is better that
ye the sheep, and go and feed them. I give her to thee, than that I should
8 And they said, We cannot, until give her to another man: abide with
all the flocks be gathered together, me.
and till they roll the stone from the 20 And Jacob ser ved seven years for
well's mouth; then we water the Rachel; and they seemed unto him
sheep. but a few days, for the love he had to
9 ¶ And while he yet spake with her.
them, Rachel came with her father's 21 ¶ And Jacob said unto Laban,
sheep: for she kept them. Give me my wife, for my days are
10 And it came to pass, when Jacob fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.
saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his 22 And Laban gathered together all
mother's brother, and the sheep of the men of the place, and made a
Laban his mother's brother, that feast.
Jacob went near, and rolled the stone 23 And it came to pass in the eve-
from the well's mouth, and watered ning, that he took Leah his daughter,
the flock of Laban his mother's and brought her to him; and he went
brother. in unto her.
11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and 24 And Laban gave unto his daugh-
lifted up his voice, and wept. ter Leah Zilpah his maid for an
12 And Jacob told Rachel that he handmaid.
was her father's brother, and that he 25 And it came to pass, that in the
was Rebekah's son: and she ran and morning, behold, it was Leah: and
told her father. he said to Laban, What is this thou
13 And it came to pass, when La- hast done unto me? did not I serve
ban heard the tidings of Jacob his with thee for Rachel? wherefore then
sister's son, that he ran to meet him, hast thou beguiled me?
and embraced him, and kissed him, 26 And Laban said, It must not be
and brought him to his house. And so done in our countr y, to give the
he told Laban all these things. younger before the firstborn.
14 And Laban said to him, Surely 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give
thou art my bone and my flesh. And thee this also for the ser vice which
he abode with him the space of a thou shalt ser ve with me yet seven
month. other years.
15 ¶ And Laban said unto Jacob, 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled
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his daughter to wife also. handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in


29 And Laban gave to Rachel his unto her.
daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare
her maid. Jacob a son.
30 And he went in also unto Ra- 6 And Rachel said, God hath
chel, and he loved also Rachel more judged me, and hath also heard my
than Leah, and ser ved with him yet voice, and hath given me a son:
seven other years. therefore called she his name Dan.
31 ¶ And when the LORD saw that 7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid con-
Leah was hated, he opened her ceived again, and bare Jacob a sec-
womb: but Rachel was barren. ond son.
32 And Leah conceived, and bare a 8 And Rachel said, With great
son, and she called his name Reuben: wrestlings have I wrestled with my
for she said, Surely the LORD hath sister, and I have prevailed: and she
looked upon my affliction; now called his name Naphtali.
therefore my husband will love me. 9 When Leah saw that she had left
33 And she conceived again, and bearing, she took Zilpah her maid,
bare a son; and said, Because the and gave her Jacob to wife.
LORD hath heard that I was hated, 10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare
he hath therefore given me this son Jacob a son.
also: and she called his name 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh:
Simeon. and she called his name Gad.
34 And she conceived again, and 12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare
bare a son; and said, Now this time Jacob a second son.
will my husband be joined unto me, 13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for
because I have born him three sons: the daughters will call me blessed:
therefore was his name called Levi. and she called his name Asher.
35 And she conceived again, and 14 ¶ And Reuben went in the days
bare a son: and she said, Now will I of wheat har vest, and found man-
praise the LORD: therefore she drakes in the field, and brought
called his name Judah; and left bear- them unto his mother Leah. Then
ing. Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray
thee, of thy son's mandrakes.
CHAPTER 30 15 And she said unto her, Is it a
1 And when Rachel saw that she small matter that thou hast taken my
bare Jacob no children, Rachel en- husband? and wouldest thou take
vied her sister; and said unto Jacob, away my son's mandrakes also? And
Give me children, or else I die. Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie
2 And Jacob's anger was kindled with thee to night for thy son's
against Rachel: and he said, Am I in mandrakes.
God's stead, who hath withheld from 16 And Jacob came out of the field
thee the fruit of the womb? in the evening, and Leah went out to
3 And she said, Behold my maid meet him, and said, Thou must come
Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall in unto me; for surely I have hired
bear upon my knees, that I may also thee with my son's mandrakes. And
have children by her. he lay with her that night.
4 And she gave him Bilhah her 17 And God hearkened unto Leah,
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the fifth son. coming: and now when shall I pro-


18 And Leah said, God hath given vide for mine own house also?
me my hire, because I have given my 31 And he said, What shall I give
maiden to my husband: and she thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not
called his name Issachar. give me any thing: if thou wilt do
19 And Leah conceived again, and this thing for me, I will again feed
bare Jacob the sixth son. and keep thy flock:
20 And Leah said, God hath en- 32 I will pass through all thy flock
dued me with a good dowr y; now to day, removing from thence all the
will my husband dwell with me, be- speckled and spotted cattle, and all
cause I have born him six sons: and the brown cattle among the sheep,
she called his name Zebulun. and the spotted and speckled among
21 And afterwards she bare a the goats: and of such shall be my
daughter, and called her name hire.
Dinah. 33 So shall my righteousness an-
22 ¶ And God remembered Rachel, swer for me in time to come, when it
and God hearkened to her, and shall come for my hire before thy
opened her womb. face: every one that is not speckled
23 And she conceived, and bare a and spotted among the goats, and
son; and said, God hath taken away brown among the sheep, that shall be
my reproach: counted stolen with me.
24 And she called his name Joseph; 34 And Laban said, Behold, I
and said, The LORD shall add to me would it might be according to thy
another son. word.
25 ¶ And it came to pass, when Ra- 35 And he removed that day the he
chel had born Joseph, that Jacob said goats that were ringstraked and spot-
unto Laban, Send me away, that I ted, and all the she goats that were
may go unto mine own place, and to speckled and spotted, and every one
my country. that had some white in it, and all the
26 Give me my wives and my chil- brown among the sheep, and gave
dren, for whom I have ser ved thee, them into the hand of his sons.
and let me go: for thou knowest my 36 And he set three days' journey
ser vice which I have done thee. betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob
27 And Laban said unto him, I fed the rest of Laban's flocks.
pray thee, if I have found favour in 37 ¶ And Jacob took him rods of
thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned green poplar, and of the hazel and
by experience that the LORD hath chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes
blessed me for thy sake. in them, and made the white appear
28 And he said, Appoint me thy which was in the rods.
wages, and I will give it. 38 And he set the rods which he
29 And he said unto him, Thou had pilled before the flocks in the
knowest how I have ser ved thee, and gutters in the watering troughs when
how thy cattle was with me. the flocks came to drink, that they
30 For it was little which thou should conceive when they came to
hadst before I came, and it is now drink.
increased unto a multitude; and the 39 And the flocks conceived before
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ringstraked, speckled, and spotted. 8 If he said thus, The speckled


40 And Jacob did separate the shall be thy wages; then all the cattle
lambs, and set the faces of the flocks bare speckled: and if he said thus,
toward the ringstraked, and all the The ringstraked shall be thy hire;
brown in the flock of Laban; and he then bare all the cattle ringstraked.
put his own flocks by themselves, 9 Thus God hath taken away the
and put them not unto Laban's cat- cattle of your father, and given them
tle. to me.
41 And it came to pass, whensoever 10 And it came to pass at the time
the stronger cattle did conceive, that that the cattle conceived, that I
Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a
the cattle in the gutters, that they dream, and, behold, the rams which
might conceive among the rods. leaped upon the cattle were
42 But when the cattle were feeble, ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.
he put them not in: so the feebler 11 And the angel of God spake
were Laban's, and the stronger unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob:
Jacob's. And I said, Here am I.
43 And the man increased exceed- 12 And he said, Lift up now thine
ingly, and had much cattle, and eyes, and see, all the rams which leap
maidser vants, and menser vants, and upon the cattle are ringstraked,
camels, and asses. speckled, and grisled: for I have seen
all that Laban doeth unto thee.
CHAPTER 31 13 I am the God of Beth-el, where
1 And he heard the words of La- thou anointedst the pillar, and where
ban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken thou vowedst a vow unto me: now
away all that was our father's; and of arise, get thee out from this land,
that which was our father's hath he and return unto the land of thy kin-
gotten all this glory. dred.
2 And Jacob beheld the counte- 14 And Rachel and Leah answered
nance of Laban, and, behold, it was and said unto him, Is there yet any
not toward him as before. portion or inheritance for us in our
3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, father's house?
Return unto the land of thy fathers, 15 Are we not counted of him
and to thy kindred; and I will be strangers? for he hath sold us, and
with thee. hath quite devoured also our money.
4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel 16 For all the riches which God
and Leah to the field unto his flock, hath taken from our father, that is
5 And said unto them, I see your our's, and our children's: now then,
father's countenance, that it is not whatsoever God hath said unto thee,
toward me as before; but the God of do.
my father hath been with me. 17 ¶ Then Jacob rose up, and set
6 And ye know that with all my his sons and his wives upon camels;
power I have ser ved your father. 18 And he carried away all his cat-
7 And your father hath deceived tle, and all his goods which he had
me, and changed my wages ten gotten, the cattle of his getting,
times; but God suffered him not to which he had gotten in Padan-aram,
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land of Canaan. longedst after thy father's house, yet


19 And Laban went to shear his wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?
sheep: and Rachel had stolen the im- 31 And Jacob answered and said to
ages that were her father's. Laban, Because I was afraid: for I
20 And Jacob stole away unawares said, Peradventure thou wouldest
to Laban the Syrian, in that he told take by force thy daughters from me.
him not that he fled. 32 With whomsoever thou findest
21 So he fled with all that he had; thy gods, let him not live: before our
and he rose up, and passed over the brethren discern thou what is thine
river, and set his face toward the with me, and take it to thee. For
mount Gilead. Jacob knew not that Rachel had sto-
22 And it was told Laban on the len them.
third day that Jacob was fled. 33 And Laban went into Jacob's
23 And he took his brethren with tent, and into Leah's tent, and into
him, and pursued after him seven the two maidser vants' tents; but he
days' journey; and they overtook him found them not. Then went he out of
in the mount Gilead. Leah's tent, and entered into Ra-
24 And God came to Laban the chel's tent.
Syrian in a dream by night, and said 34 Now Rachel had taken the im-
unto him, Take heed that thou speak ages, and put them in the camel's
not to Jacob either good or bad. furniture, and sat upon them. And
25 ¶ Then Laban overtook Jacob. Laban searched all the tent, but
Now Jacob had pitched his tent in found them not.
the mount: and Laban with his 35 And she said to her father, Let it
brethren pitched in the mount of not displease my lord that I cannot
Gilead. rise up before thee; for the custom
26 And Laban said to Jacob, What of women is upon me. And he
hast thou done, that thou hast stolen searched, but found not the images.
away unawares to me, and carried 36 ¶ And Jacob was wroth, and
away my daughters, as captives taken chode with Laban: and Jacob an-
with the sword? swered and said to Laban, What is
27 Wherefore didst thou flee away my trespass? what is my sin, that
secretly, and steal away from me; and thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
didst not tell me, that I might have 37 Whereas thou hast searched all
sent thee away with mirth, and with my stuff, what hast thou found of all
songs, with tabret, and with harp? thy household stuff? set it here be-
28 And hast not suffered me to kiss fore my brethren and thy brethren,
my sons and my daughters? thou hast that they may judge betwixt us both.
now done foolishly in so doing. 38 This twenty years have I been
29 It is in the power of my hand to with thee; thy ewes and thy she goats
do you hurt: but the God of your have not cast their young, and the
father spake unto me yesternight, rams of thy flock have I not eaten.
saying, Take thou heed that thou 39 That which was torn of beasts I
speak not to Jacob either good or brought not unto thee; I bare the
bad. loss of it; of my hand didst thou re-
30 And now, though thou wouldest quire it, whether stolen by day, or
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40 Thus I was; in the day the us; see, God is witness betwixt me
drought consumed me, and the frost and thee.
by night; and my sleep departed 51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold
from mine eyes. this heap, and behold this pillar,
41 Thus have I been twenty years which I have cast betwixt me and
in thy house; I ser ved thee fourteen thee;
years for thy two daughters, and six 52 This heap be witness, and this
years for thy cattle: and thou hast pillar be witness, that I will not pass
changed my wages ten times. over this heap to thee, and that thou
42 Except the God of my father, shalt not pass over this heap and this
the God of Abraham, and the fear of pillar unto me, for harm.
Isaac, had been with me, surely thou 53 The God of Abraham, and the
hadst sent me away now empty. God God of Nahor, the God of their fa-
hath seen mine affliction and the la- ther, judge betwixt us. And Jacob
bour of my hands, and rebuked thee sware by the fear of his father Isaac.
yesternight. 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice
43 ¶ And Laban answered and said upon the mount, and called his
unto Jacob, These daughters are my brethren to eat bread: and they did
daughters, and these children are my eat bread, and tarried all night in
children, and these cattle are my cat- the mount.
tle, and all that thou seest is mine: 55 And early in the morning Laban
and what can I do this day unto rose up, and kissed his sons and his
these my daughters, or unto their daughters, and blessed them: and
children which they have born? Laban departed, and returned unto
44 Now therefore come thou, let us his place.
make a covenant, I and thou; and let
it be for a witness between me and CHAPTER 32
thee. 1 And Jacob went on his way, and
45 And Jacob took a stone, and set the angels of God met him.
it up for a pillar. 2 And when Jacob saw them, he
46 And Jacob said unto his breth- said, This is God's host: and he
ren, Gather stones; and they took called the name of that place Maha-
stones, and made an heap: and they naim.
did eat there upon the heap. 3 And Jacob sent messengers before
47 And Laban called it Jegarsa- him to Esau his brother unto the
hadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed. land of Seir, the countr y of Edom.
48 And Laban said, This heap is a 4 And he commanded them, saying,
witness between me and thee this Thus shall ye speak unto my lord
day. Therefore was the name of it Esau; Thy ser vant Jacob saith thus, I
called Galeed; have sojourned with Laban, and
49 And Mizpah; for he said, The stayed there until now:
LORD watch between me and thee, 5 And I have oxen, and asses,
when we are absent one from an- flocks, and menser vants, and
other. womenser vants: and I have sent to
50 If thou shalt afflict my daugh- tell my lord, that I may find grace in
ters, or if thou shalt take other wives thy sight.
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Jacob, saying, We came to thy space betwixt drove and drove.


brother Esau, and also he cometh to 17 And he commanded the fore-
meet thee, and four hundred men most, saying, When Esau my brother
with him. meeteth thee, and asketh thee, say-
7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and ing, Whose art thou? and whither
distressed: and he divided the people goest thou? and whose are these be-
that was with him, and the flocks, fore thee?
and herds, and the camels, into two 18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy
bands; ser vant Jacob's; it is a present sent
8 And said, If Esau come to the one unto my lord Esau: and, behold, also
company, and smite it, then the he is behind us.
other company which is left shall es- 19 And so commanded he the sec-
cape. ond, and the third, and all that fol-
9 ¶ And Jacob said, O God of my lowed the droves, saying, On this
father Abraham, and God of my fa- manner shall ye speak unto Esau,
ther Isaac, the LORD which saidst when ye find him.
unto me, Return unto thy countr y, 20 And say ye moreover, Behold,
and to thy kindred, and I will deal thy ser vant Jacob is behind us. For
well with thee: he said, I will appease him with the
10 I am not worthy of the least of present that goeth before me, and
all the mercies, and of all the truth, afterward I will see his face; perad-
which thou hast shewed unto thy venture he will accept of me.
ser vant; for with my staff I passed 21 So went the present over before
over this Jordan; and now I am be- him: and himself lodged that night
come two bands. in the company.
11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from 22 And he rose up that night, and
the hand of my brother, from the took his two wives, and his two
hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he womenser vants, and his eleven sons,
will come and smite me, and the and passed over the ford Jabbok.
mother with the children. 23 And he took them, and sent
12 And thou saidst, I will surely do them over the brook, and sent over
thee good, and make thy seed as the that he had.
sand of the sea, which cannot be 24 ¶ And Jacob was left alone; and
numbered for multitude. there wrestled a man with him until
13 ¶ And he lodged there that same the breaking of the day.
night; and took of that which came 25 And when he saw that he pre-
to his hand a present for Esau his vailed not against him, he touched
brother; the hollow of his thigh; and the hol-
14 Two hundred she goats, and low of Jacob's thigh was out of joint,
twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, as he wrestled with him.
and twenty rams, 26 And he said, Let me go, for the
15 Thirty milch camels with their day breaketh. And he said, I will not
colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, let thee go, except thou bless me.
twenty she asses, and ten foals. 27 And he said unto him, What is
16 And he delivered them into the thy name? And he said, Jacob.
hand of his ser vants, ever y drove by 28 And he said, Thy name shall be
themselves; and said unto his ser - called no more Jacob, but Israel: for
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as a prince hast thou power with 7 And Leah also with her children
God and with men, and hast pre- came near, and bowed themselves:
vailed. and after came Joseph near and Ra-
29 And Jacob asked him, and said, chel, and they bowed themselves.
Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And 8 And he said, What meanest thou
he said, Wherefore is it that thou by all this drove which I met? And
dost ask after my name? And he he said, These are to find grace in
blessed him there. the sight of my lord.
30 And Jacob called the name of 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my
the place Peniel: for I have seen God brother; keep that thou hast unto
face to face, and my life is preser ved. thyself.
31 And as he passed over Penuel 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray
the sun rose upon him, and he thee, if now I have found grace in
halted upon his thigh. thy sight, then receive my present at
32 Therefore the children of Israel my hand: for therefore I have seen
eat not of the sinew which shrank, thy face, as though I had seen the
which is upon the hollow of the face of God, and thou wast pleased
thigh, unto this day: because he with me.
touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh 11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing
in the sinew that shrank. that is brought to thee; because God
hath dealt graciously with me, and
CHAPTER 33 because I have enough. And he urged
1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and him, and he took it.
looked, and, behold, Esau came, and 12 And he said, Let us take our
with him four hundred men. And he journey, and let us go, and I will go
divided the children unto Leah, and before thee.
unto Rachel, and unto the two 13 And he said unto him, My lord
handmaids. knoweth that the children are tender,
2 And he put the handmaids and and the flocks and herds with young
their children foremost, and Leah are with me: and if men should
and her children after, and Rachel overdrive them one day, all the flock
and Joseph hindermost. will die.
3 And he passed over before them, 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass
and bowed himself to the ground over before his ser vant: and I will
seven times, until he came near to lead on softly, according as the cattle
his brother. that goeth before me and the chil-
4 And Esau ran to meet him, and dren be able to endure, until I come
embraced him, and fell on his neck, unto my lord unto Seir.
and kissed him: and they wept. 15 And Esau said, Let me now leave
5 And he lifted up his eyes, and with thee some of the folk that are
saw the women and the children; and with me. And he said, What needeth
said, Who are those with thee? And it? let me find grace in the sight of
he said, The children which God my lord.
hath graciously given thy ser vant. 16 ¶ So Esau returned that day on
6 Then the handmaidens came his way unto Seir.
near, they and their children, and 17 And Jacob journeyed to Suc-
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made booths for his cattle: therefore Shechem longeth for your daughter:
the name of the place is called Suc- I pray you give her him to wife.
coth. 9 And make ye marriages with us,
18 ¶ And Jacob came to Shalem, a and give your daughters unto us, and
city of Shechem, which is in the land take our daughters unto you.
of Canaan, when he came from 10 And ye shall dwell with us: and
Padan-aram; and pitched his tent be- the land shall be before you; dwell
fore the city. and trade ye therein, and get you
19 And he bought a parcel of a possessions therein.
field, where he had spread his tent, 11 And Shechem said unto her fa-
at the hand of the children of ther and unto her brethren, Let me
Hamor, Shechem's father, for an find grace in your eyes, and what ye
hundred pieces of money. shall say unto me I will give.
20 And he erected there an altar, 12 Ask me never so much dowry
and called it El-elohe-Israel. and gift, and I will give according as
ye shall say unto me: but give me the
CHAPTER 34 damsel to wife.
1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, 13 And the sons of Jacob answered
which she bare unto Jacob, went out Shechem and Hamor his father de-
to see the daughters of the land. ceitfully, and said, because he had
2 And when Shechem the son of defiled Dinah their sister:
Hamor the Hivite, prince of the 14 And they said unto them, We
country, saw her, he took her, and cannot do this thing, to give our sis-
lay with her, and defiled her. ter to one that is uncircumcised; for
3 And his soul clave unto Dinah that were a reproach unto us:
the daughter of Jacob, and he loved 15 But in this will we consent unto
the damsel, and spake kindly unto you: If ye will be as we be, that every
the damsel. male of you be circumcised;
4 And Shechem spake unto his fa- 16 Then will we give our daughters
ther Hamor, saying, Get me this unto you, and we will take your
damsel to wife. daughters to us, and we will dwell
5 And Jacob heard that he had de- with you, and we will become one
filed Dinah his daughter: now his people.
sons were with his cattle in the field: 17 But if ye will not hearken unto
and Jacob held his peace until they us, to be circumcised; then will we
were come. take our daughter, and we will be
6 ¶ And Hamor the father of She- gone.
chem went out unto Jacob to com- 18 And their words pleased Hamor,
mune with him. and Shechem Hamor's son.
7 And the sons of Jacob came out 19 And the young man deferred not
of the field when they heard it: and to do the thing, because he had de-
the men were grieved, and they were light in Jacob's daughter: and he was
ver y wroth, because he had wrought more honourable than all the house
folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's of his father.
daughter; which thing ought not to 20 ¶ And Hamor and Shechem his
be done. son came unto the gate of their city,
8 And Hamor communed with and communed with the men of
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their city, saying, the Perizzites: and I being few in


21 These men are peaceable with number, they shall gather themselves
us; therefore let them dwell in the together against me, and slay me;
land, and trade therein; for the land, and I shall be destroyed, I and my
behold, it is large enough for them; house.
let us take their daughters to us for 31 And they said, Should he deal
wives, and let us give them our with our sister as with an harlot?
daughters.
22 Only herein will the men con- CHAPTER 35
sent unto us for to dwell with us, to 1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise,
be one people, if ever y male among go up to Beth-el, and dwell there:
us be circumcised, as they are cir- and make there an altar unto God,
cumcised. that appeared unto thee when thou
23 Shall not their cattle and their fleddest from the face of Esau thy
substance and ever y beast of their's brother.
be our's? only let us consent unto 2 Then Jacob said unto his house-
them, and they will dwell with us. hold, and to all that were with him,
24 And unto Hamor and unto She- Put away the strange gods that are
chem his son hearkened all that went among you, and be clean, and
out of the gate of his city; and ever y change your garments:
male was circumcised, all that went 3 And let us arise, and go up to
out of the gate of his city. Beth-el; and I will make there an al-
25 ¶ And it came to pass on the tar unto God, who answered me in
third day, when they were sore, that the day of my distress, and was with
two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and me in the way which I went.
Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each 4 And they gave unto Jacob all the
man his sword, and came upon the strange gods which were in their
city boldly, and slew all the males. hand, and all their earrings which
26 And they slew Hamor and She- were in their ears; and Jacob hid
chem his son with the edge of the them under the oak which was by
sword, and took Dinah out of She- Shechem.
chem's house, and went out. 5 And they journeyed: and the ter-
27 The sons of Jacob came upon ror of God was upon the cities that
the slain, and spoiled the city, be- were round about them, and they did
cause they had defiled their sister. not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
28 They took their sheep, and their 6 ¶ So Jacob came to Luz, which is
oxen, and their asses, and that which in the land of Canaan, that is, Beth-
was in the city, and that which was el, he and all the people that were
in the field, with him.
29 And all their wealth, and all 7 And he built there an altar, and
their little ones, and their wives took called the place El-beth-el: because
they captive, and spoiled even all there God appeared unto him, when
that was in the house. he fled from the face of his brother.
30 And Jacob said to Simeon and 8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse
Levi, Ye have troubled me to make died, and she was buried beneath
me to stink among the inhabitants of Beth-el under an oak: and the name
the land, among the Canaanites and of it was called Allon-bachuth.

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9 ¶ And God appeared unto Jacob Edar.


again, when he came out of Padan- 22 And it came to pass, when Israel
aram, and blessed him. dwelt in that land, that Reuben went
10 And God said unto him, Thy and lay with Bilhah his father's con-
name is Jacob: thy name shall not be cubine: and Israel heard it. Now the
called any more Jacob, but Israel sons of Jacob were twelve:
shall be thy name: and he called his 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben,
name Israel. Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and
11 And God said unto him, I am Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and
God Almighty: be fruitful and mul- Zebulun:
tiply; a nation and a company of na- 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and
tions shall be of thee, and kings shall Benjamin:
come out of thy loins; 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's
12 And the land which I gave handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:
Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's
give it, and to thy seed after thee handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are
will I give the land. the sons of Jacob, which were born
13 And God went up from him in to him in Padan-aram.
the place where he talked with him. 27 ¶ And Jacob came unto Isaac his
14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the father unto Mamre, unto the city of
place where he talked with him, even Arbah, which is Hebron, where
a pillar of stone: and he poured a Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
drink offering thereon, and he 28 And the days of Isaac were an
poured oil thereon. hundred and fourscore years.
15 And Jacob called the name of 29 And Isaac gave up the ghost,
the place where God spake with him, and died, and was gathered unto his
Beth-el. people, being old and full of days:
16 ¶ And they journeyed from and his sons Esau and Jacob buried
Beth-el; and there was but a little him.
way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel
travailed, and she had hard labour. CHAPTER 36
17 And it came to pass, when she 1 Now these are the generations of
was in hard labour, that the midwife Esau, who is Edom.
said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt 2 Esau took his wives of the daugh-
have this son also. ters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of
18 And it came to pass, as her soul Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah
was in departing, (for she died) that the daughter of Anah the daughter of
she called his name Ben-oni: but his Zibeon the Hivite;
father called him Benjamin. 3 And Bashemath Ishmael's daugh-
19 And Rachel died, and was bur- ter, sister of Nebajoth.
ied in the way to Ephrath, which is 4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz;
Beth-lehem. and Bashemath bare Reuel;
20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her 5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and
grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons
grave unto this day. of Esau, which were born unto him
21 ¶ And Israel journeyed, and in the land of Canaan.
spread his tent beyond the tower of 6 And Esau took his wives, and his

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sons, and his daughters, and all the Reuel Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke
persons of his house, and his cattle, Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah:
and all his beasts, and all his sub- these are the dukes that came of
stance, which he had got in the land Reuel in the land of Edom; these are
of Canaan; and went into the coun- the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.
tr y from the face of his brother 18 ¶ And these are the sons of
Jacob. Aholibamah Esau's wife; duke Jeush,
7 For their riches were more than duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these were
that they might dwell together; and the dukes that came of Aholibamah
the land wherein they were strangers the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife.
could not bear them because of their 19 These are the sons of Esau, who
cattle. is Edom, and these are their dukes.
8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: 20 ¶ These are the sons of Seir the
Esau is Edom. Horite, who inhabited the land; Lo-
9 ¶ And these are the generations tan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and
of Esau the father of the Edomites in Anah,
mount Seir: 21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dis-
10 These are the names of Esau's han: these are the dukes of the
sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the Horites, the children of Seir in the
wife of Esau, Reuel the son of land of Edom.
Bashemath the wife of Esau. 22 And the children of Lotan were
11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister
Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, was Timna.
and Kenaz. 23 And the children of Shobal were
12 And Timna was concubine to these; Alvan, and Manahath, and
Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons 24 And these are the children of
of Adah Esau's wife. Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this
13 And these are the sons of Reuel; was that Anah that found the mules
Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and in the wilderness, as he fed the asses
Mizzah: these were the sons of of Zibeon his father.
Bashemath Esau's wife. 25 And the children of Anah were
14 ¶ And these were the sons of these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the
Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah daughter of Anah.
the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: 26 And these are the children of
and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and
Jaalam, and Korah. Ithran, and Cheran.
15 ¶ These were dukes of the sons 27 The children of Ezer are these;
of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan.
firstborn son of Esau; duke Teman, 28 The children of Dishan are
duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Ke- these; Uz, and Aran.
naz, 29 These are the dukes that came of
16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and the Horites; duke Lotan, duke Sho-
duke Amalek: these are the dukes bal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,
that came of Eliphaz in the land of 30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke
Edom; these were the sons of Adah. Dishan: these are the dukes that
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the land of Seir. CHAPTER 37


31 ¶ And these are the kings that 1 And Jacob dwelt in the land
reigned in the land of Edom, before wherein his father was a stranger, in
there reigned any king over the chil- the land of Canaan.
dren of Israel. 2 These are the generations of
32 And Bela the son of Beor Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years
reigned in Edom: and the name of old, was feeding the flock with his
his city was Dinhabah. brethren; and the lad was with the
33 And Bela died, and Jobab the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of
son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in Zilpah, his father's wives: and Jo-
his stead. seph brought unto his father their
34 And Jobab died, and Husham of evil report.
the land of Temani reigned in his 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more
stead. than all his children, because he was
35 And Husham died, and Hadad the son of his old age: and he made
the son of Bedad, who smote Midian him a coat of many colours.
in the field of Moab, reigned in his 4 And when his brethren saw that
stead: and the name of his city was their father loved him more than all
Avith. his brethren, they hated him, and
36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of could not speak peaceably unto him.
Masrekah reigned in his stead. 5 ¶ And Joseph dreamed a dream,
37 And Samlah died, and Saul of and he told it his brethren: and they
Rehoboth by the river reigned in his hated him yet the more.
stead. 6 And he said unto them, Hear, I
38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan pray you, this dream which I have
the son of Achbor reigned in his dreamed:
stead. 7 For, behold, we were binding
39 And Baal-hanan the son of sheaves in the field, and, lo, my
Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in sheaf arose, and also stood upright;
his stead: and the name of his city and, behold, your sheaves stood
was Pau; and his wife's name was round about, and made obeisance to
Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, my sheaf.
the daughter of Mezahab. 8 And his brethren said to him,
40 And these are the names of the Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or
dukes that came of Esau, according shalt thou indeed have dominion
to their families, after their places, over us? And they hated him yet the
by their names; duke Timnah, duke more for his dreams, and for his
Alvah, duke Jetheth, words.
41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, 9 ¶ And he dreamed yet another
duke Pinon, dream, and told it his brethren, and
42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke said, Behold, I have dreamed a
Mibzar, dream more; and, behold, the sun
43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these and the moon and the eleven stars
be the dukes of Edom, according to made obeisance to me.
their habitations in the land of their 10 And he told it to his father, and
possession: he is Esau the father of to his brethren: and his father re-
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is this dream that thou hast this pit that is in the wilderness, and
dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and lay no hand upon him; that he might
thy brethren indeed come to bow rid him out of their hands, to deliver
down ourselves to thee to the earth? him to his father again.
11 And his brethren envied him; 23 ¶ And it came to pass, when Jo-
but his father observed the saying. seph was come unto his brethren,
12 ¶ And his brethren went to feed that they stript Joseph out of his
their father's flock in Shechem. coat, his coat of many colours that
13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do was on him;
not thy brethren feed the flock in 24 And they took him, and cast
Shechem? come, and I will send thee him into a pit: and the pit was
unto them. And he said to him, Here empty, there was no water in it.
am I. 25 And they sat down to eat bread:
14 And he said to him, Go, I pray and they lifted up their eyes and
thee, see whether it be well with thy looked, and, behold, a company of
brethren, and well with the flocks; Ishmeelites came from Gilead with
and bring me word again. So he sent their camels bearing spicery and
him out of the vale of Hebron, and balm and myrrh, going to carry it
he came to Shechem. down to Egypt.
15 ¶ And a certain man found him, 26 And Judah said unto his breth-
and, behold, he was wandering in the ren, What profit is it if we slay our
field: and the man asked him, say- brother, and conceal his blood?
ing, What seekest thou? 27 Come, and let us sell him to the
16 And he said, I seek my brethren: Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be
tell me, I pray thee, where they feed upon him; for he is our brother and
their flocks. our flesh. And his brethren were
17 And the man said, They are de- content.
parted hence; for I heard them say, 28 Then there passed by Midianites
Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph merchantmen; and they drew and
went after his brethren, and found lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and
them in Dothan. sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for
18 And when they saw him afar off, twenty pieces of silver: and they
even before he came near unto them, brought Joseph into Egypt.
they conspired against him to slay 29 ¶ And Reuben returned unto the
him. pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in
19 And they said one to another, the pit; and he rent his clothes.
Behold, this dreamer cometh. 30 And he returned unto his breth-
20 Come now therefore, and let us ren, and said, The child is not; and
slay him, and cast him into some pit, I, whither shall I go?
and we will say, Some evil beast hath 31 And they took Joseph's coat,
devoured him: and we shall see what and killed a kid of the goats, and
will become of his dreams. dipped the coat in the blood;
21 And Reuben heard it, and he de- 32 And they sent the coat of many
livered him out of their hands; and colours, and they brought it to their
said, Let us not kill him. father; and said, This have we found:
22 And Reuben said unto them, know now whether it be thy son's
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33 And he knew it, and said, It is brother's wife, that he spilled it on


my son's coat; an evil beast hath de- the ground, lest that he should give
voured him; Joseph is without doubt seed to his brother.
rent in pieces. 10 And the thing which he did dis-
34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and pleased the LORD: wherefore he
put sackcloth upon his loins, and slew him also.
mourned for his son many days. 11 Then said Judah to Tamar his
35 And all his sons and all his daughter in law, Remain a widow at
daughters rose up to comfort him; thy father's house, till Shelah my son
but he refused to be comforted; and be grown: for he said, Lest peradven-
he said, For I will go down into the ture he die also, as his brethren did.
grave unto my son mourning. Thus And Tamar went and dwelt in her
his father wept for him. father's house.
36 And the Midianites sold him 12 ¶ And in process of time the
into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died;
of Pharaoh's, and captain of the and Judah was comforted, and went
guard. up unto his sheepshearers to Tim-
nath, he and his friend Hirah the
CHAPTER 38 Adullamite.
1 And it came to pass at that time, 13 And it was told Tamar, saying,
that Judah went down from his Behold thy father in law goeth up to
brethren, and turned in to a certain Timnath to shear his sheep.
Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. 14 And she put her widow's gar-
2 And Judah saw there a daughter ments off from her, and covered her
of a certain Canaanite, whose name with a vail, and wrapped herself, and
was Shuah; and he took her, and sat in an open place, which is by the
went in unto her. way to Timnath; for she saw that
3 And she conceived, and bare a Shelah was grown, and she was not
son; and he called his name Er. given unto him to wife.
4 And she conceived again, and 15 When Judah saw her, he thought
bare a son; and she called his name her to be an harlot; because she had
Onan. covered her face.
5 And she yet again conceived, and 16 And he turned unto her by the
bare a son; and called his name She- way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let
lah: and he was at Chezib, when she me come in unto thee; (for he knew
bare him. not that she was his daughter in
6 And Judah took a wife for Er his law.) And she said, What wilt thou
firstborn, whose name was Tamar. give me, that thou mayest come in
7 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was unto me?
wicked in the sight of the LORD; 17 And he said, I will send thee a
and the LORD slew him. kid from the flock. And she said,
8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou
unto thy brother's wife, and marr y send it?
her, and raise up seed to thy brother. 18 And he said, What pledge shall I
9 And Onan knew that the seed give thee? And she said, Thy signet,
should not be his; and it came to and thy bracelets, and thy staff that
pass, when he went in unto his is in thine hand. And he gave it her,

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and came in unto her, and she con- bound upon his hand a scarlet
ceived by him. thread, saying, This came out first.
19 And she arose, and went away, 29 And it came to pass, as he drew
and laid by her vail from her, and back his hand, that, behold, his
put on the garments of her widow- brother came out: and she said, How
hood. hast thou broken forth? this breach
20 And Judah sent the kid by the be upon thee: therefore his name was
hand of his friend the Adullamite, to called Pharez.
receive his pledge from the woman's 30 And afterward came out his
hand: but he found her not. brother, that had the scarlet thread
21 Then he asked the men of that upon his hand: and his name was
place, saying, Where is the harlot, called Zarah.
that was openly by the way side? And
they said, There was no harlot in CHAPTER 39
this place. 1 And Joseph was brought down to
22 And he returned to Judah, and Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of
said, I cannot find her; and also the Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an
men of the place said, that there was Egyptian, bought him of the hands
no harlot in this place. of the Ishmeelites, which had
23 And Judah said, Let her take it brought him down thither.
to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I 2 And the LORD was with Joseph,
sent this kid, and thou hast not and he was a prosperous man; and he
found her. was in the house of his master the
24 ¶ And it came to pass about Egyptian.
three months after, that it was told 3 And his master saw that the
Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in LORD was with him, and that the
law hath played the harlot; and also, LORD made all that he did to pros-
behold, she is with child by whore- per in his hand.
dom. And Judah said, Bring her 4 And Joseph found grace in his
forth, and let her be burnt. sight, and he ser ved him: and he
25 When she was brought forth, made him overseer over his house,
she sent to her father in law, saying, and all that he had he put into his
By the man, whose these are, am I hand.
with child: and she said, Discern, I 5 And it came to pass from the
pray thee, whose are these, the sig- time that he had made him overseer
net, and bracelets, and staff. in his house, and over all that he
26 And Judah acknowledged them, had, that the LORD blessed the
and said, She hath been more right- Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake;
eous than I; because that I gave her and the blessing of the LORD was
not to Shelah my son. And he knew upon all that he had in the house,
her again no more. and in the field.
27 ¶ And it came to pass in the 6 And he left all that he had in Jo-
time of her travail, that, behold, seph's hand; and he knew not ought
twins were in her womb. he had, save the bread which he did
28 And it came to pass, when she eat. And Joseph was a goodly person,
travailed, that the one put out his and well favoured.
hand: and the midwife took and 7 ¶ And it came to pass after these
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eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie up my voice and cried, that he left
with me. his garment with me, and fled out.
8 But he refused, and said unto his 19 And it came to pass, when his
master's wife, Behold, my master master heard the words of his wife,
wotteth not what is with me in the which she spake unto him, saying,
house, and he hath committed all After this manner did thy ser vant to
that he hath to my hand; me; that his wrath was kindled.
9 There is none greater in this 20 And Joseph's master took him,
house than I; neither hath he kept and put him into the prison, a place
back any thing from me but thee, where the king's prisoners were
because thou art his wife: how then bound: and he was there in the
can I do this great wickedness, and prison.
sin against God? 21 ¶ But the LORD was with Jo-
10 And it came to pass, as she seph, and shewed him mercy, and
spake to Joseph day by day, that he gave him favour in the sight of the
hearkened not unto her, to lie by keeper of the prison.
her, or to be with her. 22 And the keeper of the prison
11 And it came to pass about this committed to Joseph's hand all the
time, that Joseph went into the house prisoners that were in the prison;
to do his business; and there was and whatsoever they did there, he
none of the men of the house there was the doer of it.
within. 23 The keeper of the prison looked
12 And she caught him by his gar- not to any thing that was under his
ment, saying, Lie with me: and he hand; because the LORD was with
left his garment in her hand, and him, and that which he did, the
fled, and got him out. LORD made it to prosper.
13 And it came to pass, when she
saw that he had left his garment in CHAPTER 40
her hand, and was fled forth, 1 And it came to pass after these
14 That she called unto the men of things, that the butler of the king of
her house, and spake unto them, say- Egypt and his baker had offended
ing, See, he hath brought in an He- their lord the king of Egypt.
brew unto us to mock us; he came in 2 And Pharaoh was wroth against
unto me to lie with me, and I cried two of his officers, against the chief
with a loud voice: of the butlers, and against the chief
15 And it came to pass, when he of the bakers.
heard that I lifted up my voice and 3 And he put them in ward in the
cried, that he left his garment with house of the captain of the guard,
me, and fled, and got him out. into the prison, the place where Jo-
16 And she laid up his garment by seph was bound.
her, until his lord came home. 4 And the captain of the guard
17 And she spake unto him accord- charged Joseph with them, and he
ing to these words, saying, The He- ser ved them: and they continued a
brew servant, which thou hast season in ward.
brought unto us, came in unto me to 5 ¶ And they dreamed a dream both
mock me: of them, each man his dream in one
18 And it came to pass, as I lifted night, each man according to the in-

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terpretation of his dream, the butler geon.


and the baker of the king of Egypt, 16 When the chief baker saw that
which were bound in the prison. the interpretation was good, he said
6 And Joseph came in unto them in unto Joseph, I also was in my dream,
the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, I had three white bas-
and, behold, they were sad. kets on my head:
7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers 17 And in the uppermost basket
that were with him in the ward of his there was of all manner of bakemeats
lord's house, saying, Wherefore look for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat
ye so sadly to day? them out of the basket upon my
8 And they said unto him, We have head.
dreamed a dream, and there is no in- 18 And Joseph answered and said,
terpreter of it. And Joseph said unto This is the interpretation thereof:
them, Do not interpretations belong The three baskets are three days:
to God? tell me them, I pray you. 19 Yet within three days shall Phar-
9 And the chief butler told his aoh lift up thy head from off thee,
dream to Joseph, and said to him, In and shall hang thee on a tree; and
my dream, behold, a vine was before the birds shall eat thy flesh from off
me; thee.
10 And in the vine were three 20 ¶ And it came to pass the third
branches: and it was as though it day, which was Pharaoh's birthday,
budded, and her blossoms shot forth; that he made a feast unto all his ser-
and the clusters thereof brought vants: and he lifted up the head of
forth ripe grapes: the chief butler and of the chief
11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my baker among his servants.
hand: and I took the grapes, and 21 And he restored the chief butler
pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, unto his butlership again; and he
and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand:
hand. 22 But he hanged the chief baker:
12 And Joseph said unto him, This as Joseph had interpreted to them.
is the interpretation of it: The three 23 Yet did not the chief butler re-
branches are three days: member Joseph, but forgat him.
13 Yet within three days shall Phar-
aoh lift up thine head, and restore CHAPTER 41
thee unto thy place: and thou shalt 1 And it came to pass at the end of
deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, two full years, that Pharaoh
after the former manner when thou dreamed: and, behold, he stood by
wast his butler. the river.
14 But think on me when it shall 2 And, behold, there came up out
be well with thee, and shew kind- of the river seven well favoured kine
ness, I pray thee, unto me, and make and fatfleshed; and they fed in a
mention of me unto Pharaoh, and meadow.
bring me out of this house: 3 And, behold, seven other kine
15 For indeed I was stolen away came up after them out of the river,
out of the land of the Hebrews: and ill favoured and leanfleshed; and
here also have I done nothing that stood by the other kine upon the
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4 And the ill favoured and lean- and came in unto Pharaoh.
fleshed kine did eat up the seven 15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I
well favoured and fat kine. So Phar- have dreamed a dream, and there is
aoh awoke. none that can interpret it: and I have
5 And he slept and dreamed the heard say of thee, that thou canst
second time: and, behold, seven ears understand a dream to interpret it.
of corn came up upon one stalk, 16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh,
rank and good. saying, It is not in me: God shall
6 And, behold, seven thin ears and give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
blasted with the east wind sprung up 17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,
after them. In my dream, behold, I stood upon
7 And the seven thin ears devoured the bank of the river:
the seven rank and full ears. And 18 And, behold, there came up out
Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a of the river seven kine, fatfleshed
dream. and well favoured; and they fed in a
8 And it came to pass in the morn- meadow:
ing that his spirit was troubled; and 19 And, behold, seven other kine
he sent and called for all the magi- came up after them, poor and ver y
cians of Egypt, and all the wise men ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as
thereof: and Pharaoh told them his I never saw in all the land of Egypt
dream; but there was none that could for badness:
interpret them unto Pharaoh. 20 And the lean and the ill fa-
9 ¶ Then spake the chief butler voured kine did eat up the first
unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember seven fat kine:
my faults this day: 21 And when they had eaten them
10 Pharaoh was wroth with his ser - up, it could not be known that they
vants, and put me in ward in the had eaten them; but they were still
captain of the guard's house, both ill favoured, as at the beginning. So
me and the chief baker: I awoke.
11 And we dreamed a dream in one 22 And I saw in my dream, and,
night, I and he; we dreamed each behold, seven ears came up in one
man according to the interpretation stalk, full and good:
of his dream. 23 And, behold, seven ears, with-
12 And there was there with us a ered, thin, and blasted with the east
young man, an Hebrew, ser vant to wind, sprung up after them:
the captain of the guard; and we told 24 And the thin ears devoured the
him, and he interpreted to us our seven good ears: and I told this unto
dreams; to each man according to his the magicians; but there was none
dream he did interpret. that could declare it to me.
13 And it came to pass, as he inter- 25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh,
preted to us, so it was; me he re- The dream of Pharaoh is one: God
stored unto mine office, and him he hath shewed Pharaoh what he is
hanged. about to do.
14 ¶ Then Pharaoh sent and called 26 The seven good kine are seven
Joseph, and they brought him hastily years; and the seven good ears are
out of the dungeon: and he shaved seven years: the dream is one.
himself, and changed his raiment, 27 And the seven thin and ill fa-

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voured kine that came up after them is, a man in whom the Spirit of God
are seven years; and the seven empty is?
ears blasted with the east wind shall 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,
be seven years of famine. Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee
28 This is the thing which I have all this, there is none so discreet and
spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is wise as thou art:
about to do he sheweth unto Phar- 40 Thou shalt be over my house,
aoh. and according unto thy word shall
29 Behold, there come seven years all my people be ruled: only in the
of great plenty throughout all the throne will I be greater than thou.
land of Egypt: 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,
30 And there shall arise after them See, I have set thee over all the land
seven years of famine; and all the of Egypt.
plenty shall be forgotten in the land 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring
of Egypt; and the famine shall con- from his hand, and put it upon Jo-
sume the land; seph's hand, and arrayed him in ves-
31 And the plenty shall not be tures of fine linen, and put a gold
known in the land by reason of that chain about his neck;
famine following; for it shall be very 43 And he made him to ride in the
grievous. second chariot which he had; and
32 And for that the dream was they cried before him, Bow the knee:
doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is and he made him ruler over all the
because the thing is established by land of Egypt.
God, and God will shortly bring it 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I
to pass. am Pharaoh, and without thee shall
33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look no man lift up his hand or foot in all
out a man discreet and wise, and set the land of Egypt.
him over the land of Egypt. 45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's
34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him name Zaphnath-paaneah; and he
appoint officers over the land, and gave him to wife Asenath the daugh-
take up the fifth part of the land of ter of Poti-pherah priest of On. And
Egypt in the seven plenteous years. Joseph went out over all the land of
35 And let them gather all the food Egypt.
of those good years that come, and 46 ¶ And Joseph was thirty years
lay up corn under the hand of Phar- old when he stood before Pharaoh
aoh, and let them keep food in the king of Egypt. And Joseph went out
cities. from the presence of Pharaoh, and
36 And that food shall be for store went throughout all the land of
to the land against the seven years of Egypt.
famine, which shall be in the land of 47 And in the seven plenteous years
Egypt; that the land perish not the earth brought forth by handfuls.
through the famine. 48 And he gathered up all the food
37 ¶ And the thing was good in the of the seven years, which were in the
eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of land of Egypt, and laid up the food
all his ser vants. in the cities: the food of the field,
38 And Pharaoh said unto his ser - which was round about every city,
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49 And Joseph gathered corn as the thence; that we may live, and not
sand of the sea, very much, until he die.
left numbering; for it was without 3 ¶ And Joseph's ten brethren went
number. down to buy corn in Egypt.
50 And unto Joseph were born two 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother,
sons before the years of famine Jacob sent not with his brethren; for
came, which Asenath the daughter of he said, Lest peradventure mischief
Poti-pherah priest of On bare unto befall him.
him. 5 And the sons of Israel came to
51 And Joseph called the name of buy corn among those that came: for
the firstborn Manasseh: For God, the famine was in the land of Ca-
said he, hath made me forget all my naan.
toil, and all my father's house. 6 And Joseph was the governor over
52 And the name of the second the land, and he it was that sold to
called he Ephraim: For God hath all the people of the land: and Jo-
caused me to be fruitful in the land seph's brethren came, and bowed
of my affliction. down themselves before him with
53 ¶ And the seven years of plente- their faces to the earth.
ousness, that was in the land of 7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and
Egypt, were ended. he knew them, but made himself
54 And the seven years of dearth strange unto them, and spake
began to come, according as Joseph roughly unto them; and he said unto
had said: and the dearth was in all them, Whence come ye? And they
lands; but in all the land of Egypt said, From the land of Canaan to
there was bread. buy food.
55 And when all the land of Egypt 8 And Joseph knew his brethren,
was famished, the people cried to but they knew not him.
Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said 9 And Joseph remembered the
unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Jo- dreams which he dreamed of them,
seph; what he saith to you, do. and said unto them, Ye are spies; to
56 And the famine was over all the see the nakedness of the land ye are
face of the earth: And Joseph opened come.
all the storehouses, and sold unto 10 And they said unto him, Nay,
the Egyptians; and the famine waxed my lord, but to buy food are thy ser -
sore in the land of Egypt. vants come.
57 And all countries came into 11 We are all one man's sons; we
Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; be- are true men, thy ser vants are no
cause that the famine was so sore in spies.
all lands. 12 And he said unto them, Nay,
but to see the nakedness of the land
CHAPTER 42 ye are come.
1 Now when Jacob saw that there 13 And they said, Thy ser vants are
was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto twelve brethren, the sons of one man
his sons, Why do ye look one upon in the land of Canaan; and, behold,
another? the youngest is this day with our fa-
2 And he said, Behold, I have heard ther, and one is not.
that there is corn in Egypt: get you 14 And Joseph said unto them,
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That is it that I spake unto you, say- sack, and to give them provision for
ing, Ye are spies: the way: and thus did he unto them.
15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By 26 And they laded their asses with
the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go the corn, and departed thence.
forth hence, except your youngest 27 And as one of them opened his
brother come hither. sack to give his ass provender in the
16 Send one of you, and let him inn, he espied his money; for, be-
fetch your brother, and ye shall be hold, it was in his sack's mouth.
kept in prison, that your words may 28 And he said unto his brethren,
be proved, whether there be any truth My money is restored; and, lo, it is
in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh even in my sack: and their heart
surely ye are spies. failed them, and they were afraid,
17 And he put them all together saying one to another, What is this
into ward three days. that God hath done unto us?
18 And Joseph said unto them the 29 ¶ And they came unto Jacob
third day, This do, and live; for I their father unto the land of Canaan,
fear God: and told him all that befell unto
19 If ye be true men, let one of them; saying,
your brethren be bound in the house 30 The man, who is the lord of the
of your prison: go ye, carry corn for land, spake roughly to us, and took
the famine of your houses: us for spies of the countr y.
20 But bring your youngest brother 31 And we said unto him, We are
unto me; so shall your words be veri- true men; we are no spies:
fied, and ye shall not die. And they 32 We be twelve brethren, sons of
did so. our father; one is not, and the
21 ¶ And they said one to another, youngest is this day with our father
We are verily guilty concerning our in the land of Canaan.
brother, in that we saw the anguish 33 And the man, the lord of the
of his soul, when he besought us, country, said unto us, Hereby shall I
and we would not hear; therefore is know that ye are true men; leave one
this distress come upon us. of your brethren here with me, and
22 And Reuben answered them, take food for the famine of your
saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, households, and be gone:
Do not sin against the child; and ye 34 And bring your youngest
would not hear? therefore, behold, brother unto me: then shall I know
also his blood is required. that ye are no spies, but that ye are
23 And they knew not that Joseph true men: so will I deliver you your
understood them; for he spake unto brother, and ye shall traffick in the
them by an interpreter. land.
24 And he turned himself about 35 ¶ And it came to pass as they
from them, and wept; and returned emptied their sacks, that, behold,
to them again, and communed with ever y man's bundle of money was in
them, and took from them Simeon, his sack: and when both they and
and bound him before their eyes. their father saw the bundles of
25 ¶ Then Joseph commanded to money, they were afraid.
fill their sacks with corn, and to re- 36 And Jacob their father said unto
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children: Joseph is not, and Simeon ther, Send the lad with me, and we
is not, and ye will take Benjamin will arise and go; that we may live,
away: all these things are against me. and not die, both we, and thou, and
37 And Reuben spake unto his fa- also our little ones.
ther, saying, Slay my two sons, if I 9 I will be surety for him; of my
bring him not to thee: deliver him hand shalt thou require him: if I
into my hand, and I will bring him bring him not unto thee, and set
to thee again. him before thee, then let me bear the
38 And he said, My son shall not blame for ever:
go down with you; for his brother is 10 For except we had lingered,
dead, and he is left alone: if mischief surely now we had returned this sec-
befall him by the way in the which ond time.
ye go, then shall ye bring down my 11 And their father Israel said unto
gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. them, If it must be so now, do this;
take of the best fruits in the land in
CHAPTER 43 your vessels, and carry down the
1 And the famine was sore in the man a present, a little balm, and a
land. little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts,
2 And it came to pass, when they and almonds:
had eaten up the corn which they 12 And take double money in your
had brought out of Egypt, their fa- hand; and the money that was
ther said unto them, Go again, buy brought again in the mouth of your
us a little food. sacks, carry it again in your hand;
3 And Judah spake unto him, say- peradventure it was an oversight:
ing, The man did solemnly protest 13 Take also your brother, and
unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my arise, go again unto the man:
face, except your brother be with 14 And God Almighty give you
you. mercy before the man, that he may
4 If thou wilt send our brother send away your other brother, and
with us, we will go down and buy Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my
thee food: children, I am bereaved.
5 But if thou wilt not send him, we 15 And the men took that present,
will not go down: for the man said and they took double money in their
unto us, Ye shall not see my face, ex- hand, and Benjamin; and rose up,
cept your brother be with you. and went down to Egypt, and stood
6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt before Joseph.
ye so ill with me, as to tell the man 16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin
whether ye had yet a brother? with them, he said to the ruler of his
7 And they said, The man asked us house, Bring these men home, and
straitly of our state, and of our kin- slay, and make ready; for these men
dred, saying, Is your father yet alive? shall dine with me at noon.
have ye another brother? and we told 17 And the man did as Joseph
him according to the tenor of these bade; and the man brought the men
words: could we certainly know that into Joseph's house.
he would say, Bring your brother 18 And the men were afraid, be-
down? cause they were brought into Jo-
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of the money that was returned in alive. And they bowed down their
our sacks at the first time are we heads, and made obeisance.
brought in; that he may seek occa- 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and
sion against us, and fall upon us, saw his brother Benjamin, his
and take us for bondmen, and our mother's son, and said, Is this your
asses. younger brother, of whom ye spake
19 And they came near to the stew- unto me? And he said, God be gra-
ard of Joseph's house, and they cious unto thee, my son.
communed with him at the door of 30 And Joseph made haste; for his
the house, bowels did yearn upon his brother:
20 And said, O sir, we came indeed and he sought where to weep; and he
down at the first time to buy food: entered into his chamber, and wept
21 And it came to pass, when we there.
came to the inn, that we opened our 31 And he washed his face, and
sacks, and, behold, ever y man's went out, and refrained himself, and
money was in the mouth of his sack, said, Set on bread.
our money in full weight: and we 32 And they set on for him by him-
have brought it again in our hand. self, and for them by themselves, and
22 And other money have we for the Egyptians, which did eat
brought down in our hands to buy with him, by themselves: because the
food: we cannot tell who put our Egyptians might not eat bread with
money in our sacks. the Hebrews; for that is an abomina-
23 And he said, Peace be to you, tion unto the Egyptians.
fear not: your God, and the God of 33 And they sat before him, the
your father, hath given you treasure firstborn according to his birthright,
in your sacks: I had your money. and the youngest according to his
And he brought Simeon out unto youth: and the men mar velled one at
them. another.
24 And the man brought the men 34 And he took and sent messes
into Joseph's house, and gave them unto them from before him: but
water, and they washed their feet; Benjamin's mess was five times so
and he gave their asses provender. much as any of their's. And they
25 And they made ready the pre- drank, and were merry with him.
sent against Joseph came at noon:
for they heard that they should eat CHAPTER 44
bread there. 1 And he commanded the steward
26 ¶ And when Joseph came home, of his house, saying, Fill the men's
they brought him the present which sacks with food, as much as they can
was in their hand into the house, carry, and put ever y man's money in
and bowed themselves to him to the his sack's mouth.
earth. 2 And put my cup, the silver cup,
27 And he asked them of their wel- in the sack's mouth of the youngest,
fare, and said, Is your father well, and his corn money. And he did ac-
the old man of whom ye spake? Is he cording to the word that Joseph had
yet alive? spoken.
28 And they answered, Thy servant 3 As soon as the morning was light,
our father is in good health, he is yet the men were sent away, they and
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4 And when they were gone out of certainly divine?


the city, and not yet far off, Joseph 16 And Judah said, What shall we
said unto his steward, Up, follow af- say unto my lord? what shall we
ter the men; and when thou dost speak? or how shall we clear our-
overtake them, say unto them, selves? God hath found out the iniq-
Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for uity of thy ser vants: behold, we are
good? my lord's ser vants, both we, and he
5 Is not this it in which my lord also with whom the cup is found.
drinketh, and whereby indeed he di- 17 And he said, God forbid that I
vineth? ye have done evil in so do- should do so: but the man in whose
ing. hand the cup is found, he shall be
6 ¶ And he overtook them, and he my ser vant; and as for you, get you
spake unto them these same words. up in peace unto your father.
7 And they said unto him, Where- 18 ¶ Then Judah came near unto
fore saith my lord these words? God him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy
forbid that thy ser vants should do ser vant, I pray thee, speak a word in
according to this thing: my lord's ears, and let not thine an-
8 Behold, the money, which we ger burn against thy ser vant: for
found in our sacks' mouths, we thou art even as Pharaoh.
brought again unto thee out of the 19 My lord asked his ser vants, say-
land of Canaan: how then should we ing, Have ye a father, or a brother?
steal out of thy lord's house silver or 20 And we said unto my lord, We
gold? have a father, an old man, and a
9 With whomsoever of thy ser vants child of his old age, a little one; and
it be found, both let him die, and we his brother is dead, and he alone is
also will be my lord's bondmen. left of his mother, and his father
10 And he said, Now also let it be loveth him.
according unto your words: he with 21 And thou saidst unto thy ser -
whom it is found shall be my ser - vants, Bring him down unto me, that
vant; and ye shall be blameless. I may set mine eyes upon him.
11 Then they speedily took down 22 And we said unto my lord, The
ever y man his sack to the ground, lad cannot leave his father: for if he
and opened ever y man his sack. should leave his father, his father
12 And he searched, and began at would die.
the eldest, and left at the youngest: 23 And thou saidst unto thy ser -
and the cup was found in Benjamin's vants, Except your youngest brother
sack. come down with you, ye shall see my
13 Then they rent their clothes, face no more.
and laded ever y man his ass, and re- 24 And it came to pass when we
turned to the city. came up unto thy ser vant my father,
14 ¶ And Judah and his brethren we told him the words of my lord.
came to Joseph's house; for he was 25 And our father said, Go again,
yet there: and they fell before him and buy us a little food.
on the ground. 26 And we said, We cannot go
15 And Joseph said unto them, down: if our youngest brother be
What deed is this that ye have done? with us, then will we go down: for
wot ye not that such a man as I can we may not see the man's face, ex-

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cept our youngest brother be with ren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet
us. live? And his brethren could not an-
27 And thy ser vant my father said swer him; for they were troubled at
unto us, Ye know that my wife bare his presence.
me two sons: 4 And Joseph said unto his breth-
28 And the one went out from me, ren, Come near to me, I pray you.
and I said, Surely he is torn in And they came near. And he said, I
pieces; and I saw him not since: am Joseph your brother, whom ye
29 And if ye take this also from sold into Egypt.
me, and mischief befall him, ye shall 5 Now therefore be not grieved,
bring down my gray hairs with sor- nor angr y with yourselves, that ye
row to the grave. sold me hither: for God did send me
30 Now therefore when I come to before you to preser ve life.
thy ser vant my father, and the lad be 6 For these two years hath the fam-
not with us; seeing that his life is ine been in the land: and yet there
bound up in the lad's life; are five years, in the which there
31 It shall come to pass, when he shall neither be earing nor harvest.
seeth that the lad is not with us, that 7 And God sent me before you to
he will die: and thy ser vants shall preser ve you a posterity in the earth,
bring down the gray hairs of thy ser - and to save your lives by a great de-
vant our father with sorrow to the liverance.
grave. 8 So now it was not you that sent
32 For thy ser vant became surety me hither, but God: and he hath
for the lad unto my father, saying, If made me a father to Pharaoh, and
I bring him not unto thee, then I lord of all his house, and a ruler
shall bear the blame to my father for throughout all the land of Egypt.
ever. 9 Haste ye, and go up to my father,
33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let and say unto him, Thus saith thy son
thy ser vant abide instead of the lad a Joseph, God hath made me lord of
bondman to my lord; and let the lad all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry
go up with his brethren. not:
34 For how shall I go up to my fa- 10 And thou shalt dwell in the land
ther, and the lad be not with me? lest of Goshen, and thou shalt be near
peradventure I see the evil that shall unto me, thou, and thy children, and
come on my father. thy children's children, and thy
flocks, and thy herds, and all that
CHAPTER 45 thou hast:
1 Then Joseph could not refrain 11 And there will I nourish thee;
himself before all them that stood by for yet there are five years of famine;
him; and he cried, Cause every man lest thou, and thy household, and all
to go out from me. And there stood that thou hast, come to poverty.
no man with him, while Joseph made 12 And, behold, your eyes see, and
himself known unto his brethren. the eyes of my brother Benjamin,
2 And he wept aloud: and the that it is my mouth that speaketh
Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh unto you.
heard. 13 And ye shall tell my father of all
3 And Joseph said unto his breth- my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye

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have seen; and ye shall haste and 25 ¶ And they went up out of
bring down my father hither. Egypt, and came into the land of
14 And he fell upon his brother Canaan unto Jacob their father,
Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Ben- 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is
jamin wept upon his neck. yet alive, and he is governor over all
15 Moreover he kissed all his breth- the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart
ren, and wept upon them: and after fainted, for he believed them not.
that his brethren talked with him. 27 And they told him all the words
16 ¶ And the fame thereof was of Joseph, which he had said unto
heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Jo- them: and when he saw the wagons
seph's brethren are come: and it which Joseph had sent to carry him,
pleased Pharaoh well, and his ser- the spirit of Jacob their father re-
vants. vived:
17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, 28 And Israel said, It is enough; Jo-
Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; seph my son is yet alive: I will go
lade your beasts, and go, get you and see him before I die.
unto the land of Canaan;
18 And take your father and your CHAPTER 46
households, and come unto me: and 1 And Israel took his journey with
I will give you the good of the land all that he had, and came to Beer-
of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the
the land. God of his father Isaac.
19 Now thou art commanded, this 2 And God spake unto Israel in the
do ye; take you wagons out of the visions of the night, and said, Jacob,
land of Egypt for your little ones, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
and for your wives, and bring your 3 And he said, I am God, the God
father, and come. of thy father: fear not to go down
20 Also regard not your stuff; for into Egypt; for I will there make of
the good of all the land of Egypt is thee a great nation:
your's. 4 I will go down with thee into
21 And the children of Israel did Egypt; and I will also surely bring
so: and Joseph gave them wagons, thee up again: and Joseph shall put
according to the commandment of his hand upon thine eyes.
Pharaoh, and gave them provision 5 And Jacob rose up from Beer-
for the way. sheba: and the sons of Israel carried
22 To all of them he gave each man Jacob their father, and their little
changes of raiment; but to Benjamin ones, and their wives, in the wagons
he gave three hundred pieces of sil- which Pharaoh had sent to carr y
ver, and five changes of raiment. him.
23 And to his father he sent after 6 And they took their cattle, and
this manner; ten asses laden with the their goods, which they had gotten
good things of Egypt, and ten she in the land of Canaan, and came
asses laden with corn and bread and into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed
meat for his father by the way. with him:
24 So he sent his brethren away, 7 His sons, and his sons' sons with
and they departed: and he said unto him, his daughters, and his sons'
them, See that ye fall not out by the daughters, and all his seed brought
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he with him into Egypt. Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh,
8 ¶ And these are the names of the Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
children of Israel, which came into 22 These are the sons of Rachel,
Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, which were born to Jacob: all the
Jacob's firstborn. souls were fourteen.
9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, 23 ¶ And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. 24 ¶ And the sons of Naphtali;
10 ¶ And the sons of Simeon; Je- Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and
muel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Shillem.
Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son 25 These are the sons of Bilhah,
of a Canaanitish woman. which Laban gave unto Rachel his
11 ¶ And the sons of Levi; Ger- daughter, and she bare these unto
shon, Kohath, and Merari. Jacob: all the souls were seven.
12 ¶ And the sons of Judah; Er, and 26 All the souls that came with
Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Jacob into Egypt, which came out of
Zerah: but Er and Onan died in the his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives,
land of Canaan. And the sons of all the souls were threescore and six;
Pharez were Hezron and Hamul. 27 And the sons of Joseph, which
13 ¶ And the sons of Issachar; Tola, were born him in Egypt, were two
and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron. souls: all the souls of the house of
14 ¶ And the sons of Zebulun; Jacob, which came into Egypt, were
Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel. threescore and ten.
15 These be the sons of Leah, 28 ¶ And he sent Judah before him
which she bare unto Jacob in Padan- unto Joseph, to direct his face unto
aram, with his daughter Dinah: all Goshen; and they came into the land
the souls of his sons and his daugh- of Goshen.
ters were thirty and three. 29 And Joseph made ready his char-
16 ¶ And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, iot, and went up to meet Israel his
and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, father, to Goshen, and presented
and Arodi, and Areli. himself unto him; and he fell on his
17 ¶ And the sons of Asher; Jim- neck, and wept on his neck a good
nah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Be- while.
riah, and Serah their sister: and the 30 And Israel said unto Joseph,
sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel. Now let me die, since I have seen thy
18 These are the sons of Zilpah, face, because thou art yet alive.
whom Laban gave to Leah his daugh- 31 And Joseph said unto his breth-
ter, and these she bare unto Jacob, ren, and unto his father's house, I
even sixteen souls. will go up, and shew Pharaoh, and
19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; say unto him, My brethren, and my
Joseph, and Benjamin. father's house, which were in the
20 ¶ And unto Joseph in the land land of Canaan, are come unto me;
of Egypt were born Manasseh and 32 And the men are shepherds, for
Ephraim, which Asenath the daugh- their trade hath been to feed cattle;
ter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare and they have brought their flocks,
unto him. and their herds, and all that they
21 ¶ And the sons of Benjamin have.
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Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, How old art thou?
What is your occupation? 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh,
34 That ye shall say, Thy ser vants' The days of the years of my pilgrim-
trade hath been about cattle from age are an hundred and thirty years:
our youth even until now, both we, few and evil have the days of the
and also our fathers: that ye may years of my life been, and have not
dwell in the land of Goshen; for attained unto the days of the years
ever y shepherd is an abomination of the life of my fathers in the days
unto the Egyptians. of their pilgrimage.
10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and
CHAPTER 47 went out from before Pharaoh.
1 Then Joseph came and told Phar- 11 ¶ And Joseph placed his father
aoh, and said, My father and my and his brethren, and gave them a
brethren, and their flocks, and their possession in the land of Egypt, in
herds, and all that they have, are the best of the land, in the land of
come out of the land of Canaan; Rameses, as Pharaoh had com-
and, behold, they are in the land of manded.
Goshen. 12 And Joseph nourished his father,
2 And he took some of his breth- and his brethren, and all his father's
ren, even five men, and presented household, with bread, according to
them unto Pharaoh. their families.
3 And Pharaoh said unto his breth- 13 ¶ And there was no bread in all
ren, What is your occupation? And the land; for the famine was very
they said unto Pharaoh, Thy ser vants sore, so that the land of Egypt and
are shepherds, both we, and also our all the land of Canaan fainted by
fathers. reason of the famine.
4 They said moreover unto Phar- 14 And Joseph gathered up all the
aoh, For to sojourn in the land are money that was found in the land of
we come; for thy ser vants have no Egypt, and in the land of Canaan,
pasture for their flocks; for the fam- for the corn which they bought: and
ine is sore in the land of Canaan: Joseph brought the money into
now therefore, we pray thee, let thy Pharaoh's house.
ser vants dwell in the land of Goshen. 15 And when money failed in the
5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, land of Egypt, and in the land of
saying, Thy father and thy brethren Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto
are come unto thee: Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for
6 The land of Egypt is before thee; why should we die in thy presence?
in the best of the land make thy fa- for the money faileth.
ther and brethren to dwell; in the 16 And Joseph said, Give your cat-
land of Goshen let them dwell: and tle; and I will give you for your cat-
if thou knowest any men of activity tle, if money fail.
among them, then make them rulers 17 And they brought their cattle
over my cattle. unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them
7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his bread in exchange for horses, and for
father, and set him before Pharaoh: the flocks, and for the cattle of the
and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. herds, and for the asses: and he fed
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for that year. 26 And Joseph made it a law over


18 When that year was ended, they the land of Egypt unto this day, that
came unto him the second year, and Pharaoh should have the fifth part;
said unto him, We will not hide it except the land of the priests only,
from my lord, how that our money is which became not Pharaoh's.
spent; my lord also hath our herds of 27 ¶ And Israel dwelt in the land of
cattle; there is not ought left in the Egypt, in the countr y of Goshen;
sight of my lord, but our bodies, and and they had possessions therein,
our lands: and grew, and multiplied exceed-
19 Wherefore shall we die before ingly.
thine eyes, both we and our land? 28 And Jacob lived in the land of
buy us and our land for bread, and Egypt seventeen years: so the whole
we and our land will be ser vants age of Jacob was an hundred forty
unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that and seven years.
we may live, and not die, that the 29 And the time drew nigh that Is-
land be not desolate. rael must die: and he called his son
20 And Joseph bought all the land Joseph, and said unto him, If now I
of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyp- have found grace in thy sight, put, I
tians sold every man his field, be- pray thee, thy hand under my thigh,
cause the famine prevailed over and deal kindly and truly with me;
them: so the land became Pharaoh's. bur y me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:
21 And as for the people, he re- 30 But I will lie with my fathers,
moved them to cities from one end and thou shalt carr y me out of
of the borders of Egypt even to the Egypt, and bur y me in their bur y-
other end thereof. ingplace. And he said, I will do as
22 Only the land of the priests thou hast said.
bought he not; for the priests had a 31 And he said, Swear unto me.
portion assigned them of Pharaoh, And he sware unto him. And Israel
and did eat their portion which bowed himself upon the bed's head.
Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they
sold not their lands. CHAPTER 48
23 Then Joseph said unto the peo- 1 And it came to pass after these
ple, Behold, I have bought you this things, that one told Joseph, Behold,
day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, thy father is sick: and he took with
here is seed for you, and ye shall sow him his two sons, Manasseh and
the land. Ephraim.
24 And it shall come to pass in the 2 And one told Jacob, and said, Be-
increase, that ye shall give the fifth hold, thy son Joseph cometh unto
part unto Pharaoh, and four parts thee: and Israel strengthened him-
shall be your own, for seed of the self, and sat upon the bed.
field, and for your food, and for 3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God
them of your households, and for Almighty appeared unto me at Luz
food for your little ones. in the land of Canaan, and blessed
25 And they said, Thou hast saved me,
our lives: let us find grace in the 4 And said unto me, Behold, I will
sight of my lord, and we will be make thee fruitful, and multiply
Pharaoh's ser vants. thee, and I will make of thee a mul-

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titude of people; and will give this raim's head, who was the younger,
land to thy seed after thee for an ev- and his left hand upon Manasseh's
erlasting possession. head, guiding his hands wittingly;
5 ¶ And now thy two sons, Eph- for Manasseh was the firstborn.
raim and Manasseh, which were born 15 ¶ And he blessed Joseph, and
unto thee in the land of Egypt be- said, God, before whom my fathers
fore I came unto thee into Egypt, are Abraham and Isaac did walk, the
mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they God which fed me all my life long
shall be mine. unto this day,
6 And thy issue, which thou be- 16 The Angel which redeemed me
gettest after them, shall be thine, from all evil, bless the lads; and let
and shall be called after the name of my name be named on them, and the
their brethren in their inheritance. name of my fathers Abraham and
7 And as for me, when I came from Isaac; and let them grow into a mul-
Padan, Rachel died by me in the titude in the midst of the earth.
land of Canaan in the way, when yet 17 And when Joseph saw that his
there was but a little way to come father laid his right hand upon the
unto Ephrath: and I buried her there head of Ephraim, it displeased him:
in the way of Ephrath; the same is and he held up his father's hand, to
Beth-lehem. remove it from Ephraim's head unto
8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, Manasseh's head.
and said, Who are these? 18 And Joseph said unto his father,
9 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the
They are my sons, whom God hath firstborn; put thy right hand upon
given me in this place. And he said, his head.
Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, 19 And his father refused, and said,
and I will bless them. I know it, my son, I know it: he also
10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim shall become a people, and he also
for age, so that he could not see. And shall be great: but truly his younger
he brought them near unto him; and brother shall be greater than he, and
he kissed them, and embraced them. his seed shall become a multitude of
11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I nations.
had not thought to see thy face: and, 20 And he blessed them that day,
lo, God hath shewed me also thy saying, In thee shall Israel bless, say-
seed. ing, God make thee as Ephraim and
12 And Joseph brought them out as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim be-
from between his knees, and he fore Manasseh.
bowed himself with his face to the 21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Be-
earth. hold, I die: but God shall be with
13 And Joseph took them both, you, and bring you again unto the
Ephraim in his right hand toward land of your fathers.
Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in 22 Moreover I have given to thee
his left hand toward Israel's right one portion above thy brethren,
hand, and brought them near unto which I took out of the hand of the
him. Amorite with my sword and with my
14 And Israel stretched out his bow.
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CHAPTER 49 wine, and his clothes in the blood of


1 And Jacob called unto his sons, grapes:
and said, Gather yourselves together, 12 His eyes shall be red with wine,
that I may tell you that which shall and his teeth white with milk.
befall you in the last days. 13 ¶ Zebulun shall dwell at the ha-
2 Gather yourselves together, and ven of the sea; and he shall be for an
hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken haven of ships; and his border shall
unto Israel your father. be unto Zidon.
3 ¶ Reuben, thou art my firstborn, 14 ¶ Issachar is a strong ass couch-
my might, and the beginning of my ing down between two burdens:
strength, the excellency of dignity, 15 And he saw that rest was good,
and the excellency of power: and the land that it was pleasant;
4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not and bowed his shoulder to bear, and
excel; because thou wentest up to became a ser vant unto tribute.
thy father's bed; then defiledst thou 16 ¶ Dan shall judge his people, as
it: he went up to my couch. one of the tribes of Israel.
5 ¶ Simeon and Levi are brethren; 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the
instruments of cruelty are in their way, an adder in the path, that
habitations. biteth the horse heels, so that his
6 O my soul, come not thou into rider shall fall backward.
their secret; unto their assembly, 18 I have waited for thy salvation,
mine honour, be not thou united: O LORD.
for in their anger they slew a man, 19 ¶ Gad, a troop shall overcome
and in their selfwill they digged him: but he shall overcome at the
down a wall. last.
7 Cursed be their anger, for it was 20 ¶ Out of Asher his bread shall
fierce; and their wrath, for it was be fat, and he shall yield royal dain-
cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, ties.
and scatter them in Israel. 21 ¶ Naphtali is a hind let loose:
8 ¶ Judah, thou art he whom thy he giveth goodly words.
brethren shall praise: thy hand shall 22 ¶ Joseph is a fruitful bough,
be in the neck of thine enemies; thy even a fruitful bough by a well;
father's children shall bow down be- whose branches run over the wall:
fore thee. 23 The archers have sorely grieved
9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the him, and shot at him, and hated
prey, my son, thou art gone up: he him:
stooped down, he couched as a lion, 24 But his bow abode in strength,
and as an old lion; who shall rouse and the arms of his hands were made
him up? strong by the hands of the mighty
10 The sceptre shall not depart God of Jacob; (from thence is the
from Judah, nor a lawgiver from be- shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
tween his feet, until Shiloh come; 25 Even by the God of thy father,
and unto him shall the gathering of who shall help thee; and by the Al-
the people be. mighty, who shall bless thee with
11 Binding his foal unto the vine, blessings of heaven above, blessings
and his ass's colt unto the choice of the deep that lieth under, bless-
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26 The blessings of thy father have Israel.


prevailed above the blessings of my 3 And forty days were fulfilled for
progenitors unto the utmost bound him; for so are fulfilled the days of
of the everlasting hills: they shall be those which are embalmed: and the
on the head of Joseph, and on the Egyptians mourned for him three-
crown of the head of him that was score and ten days.
separate from his brethren. 4 And when the days of his mourn-
27 ¶ Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: ing were past, Joseph spake unto the
in the morning he shall devour the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I
prey, and at night he shall divide the have found grace in your eyes, speak,
spoil. I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh,
28 ¶ All these are the twelve tribes saying,
of Israel: and this is it that their fa- 5 My father made me swear, saying,
ther spake unto them, and blessed Lo, I die: in my grave which I have
them; ever y one according to his digged for me in the land of Canaan,
blessing he blessed them. there shalt thou bur y me. Now
29 And he charged them, and said therefore let me go up, I pray thee,
unto them, I am to be gathered unto and bury my father, and I will come
my people: bury me with my fathers again.
in the cave that is in the field of 6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and
Ephron the Hittite, bur y thy father, according as he
30 In the cave that is in the field of made thee swear.
Machpelah, which is before Mamre, 7 ¶ And Joseph went up to bur y his
in the land of Canaan, which Abra- father: and with him went up all the
ham bought with the field of Ephron ser vants of Pharaoh, the elders of his
the Hittite for a possession of a house, and all the elders of the land
bur yingplace. of Egypt,
31 There they buried Abraham and 8 And all the house of Joseph, and
Sarah his wife; there they buried his brethren, and his father's house:
Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and only their little ones, and their
there I buried Leah. flocks, and their herds, they left in
32 The purchase of the field and of the land of Goshen.
the cave that is therein was from the 9 And there went up with him both
children of Heth. chariots and horsemen: and it was a
33 And when Jacob had made an ver y great company.
end of commanding his sons, he 10 And they came to the threshing-
gathered up his feet into the bed, floor of Atad, which is beyond Jor-
and yielded up the ghost, and was dan, and there they mourned with a
gathered unto his people. great and ver y sore lamentation: and
he made a mourning for his father
CHAPTER 50 seven days.
1 And Joseph fell upon his father's 11 And when the inhabitants of the
face, and wept upon him, and kissed land, the Canaanites, saw the
him. mourning in the floor of Atad, they
2 And Joseph commanded his ser - said, This is a grievous mourning to
vants the physicians to embalm his the Egyptians: wherefore the name of
father: and the physicians embalmed it was called Abel-mizraim, which is
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12 And his sons did unto him ac- children also of Machir the son of
cording as he commanded them: Manasseh were brought up upon Jo-
13 For his sons carried him into seph's knees.
the land of Canaan, and buried him 24 And Joseph said unto his breth-
in the cave of the field of Mach- ren, I die: and God will surely visit
pelah, which Abraham bought with you, and bring you out of this land
the field for a possession of a bur y- unto the land which he sware to
ingplace of Ephron the Hittite, be- Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
fore Mamre. 25 And Joseph took an oath of the
14 ¶ And Joseph returned into children of Israel, saying, God will
Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all surely visit you, and ye shall carry
that went up with him to bur y his up my bones from hence.
father, after he had buried his father. 26 So Joseph died, being an hun-
15 ¶ And when Joseph's brethren dred and ten years old: and they em-
saw that their father was dead, they balmed him, and he was put in a cof-
said, Joseph will peradventure hate fin in Egypt.
us, and will certainly requite us all
the evil which we did unto him.
16 And they sent a messenger unto
Joseph, saying, Thy father did com-
mand before he died, saying,
17 So shall ye say unto Joseph,
Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass
of thy brethren, and their sin; for
they did unto thee evil: and now, we
pray thee, forgive the trespass of the
ser vants of the God of thy father.
And Joseph wept when they spake
unto him.
18 And his brethren also went and
fell down before his face; and they
said, Behold, we be thy ser vants.
19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear
not: for am I in the place of God?
20 But as for you, ye thought evil
against me; but God meant it unto
good, to bring to pass, as it is this
day, to save much people alive.
21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will
nourish you, and your little ones.
And he comforted them, and spake
kindly unto them.
22 ¶ And Joseph dwelt in Egypt,
he, and his father's house: and Jo-
seph lived an hundred and ten years.
23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's chil-
dren of the third generation: the

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EXODUS
CHAPTER 1 14 And they made their lives bitter
1 Now these are the names of the with hard bondage, in morter, and in
children of Israel, which came into brick, and in all manner of ser vice in
Egypt; ever y man and his household the field: all their ser vice, wherein
came with Jacob. they made them ser ve, was with rig-
2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and our.
Judah, 15 ¶ And the king of Egypt spake
3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, to the Hebrew midwives, of which
4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and the name of the one was Shiphrah,
Asher. and the name of the other Puah:
5 And all the souls that came out of 16 And he said, When ye do the of-
the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: fice of a midwife to the Hebrew
for Joseph was in Egypt already. women, and see them upon the
6 And Joseph died, and all his stools; if it be a son, then ye shall
brethren, and all that generation. kill him: but if it be a daughter, then
7 ¶ And the children of Israel were she shall live.
fruitful, and increased abundantly, 17 But the midwives feared God,
and multiplied, and waxed exceeding and did not as the king of Egypt
mighty; and the land was filled with commanded them, but saved the men
them. children alive.
8 Now there arose up a new king 18 And the king of Egypt called for
over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. the midwives, and said unto them,
9 And he said unto his people, Be- Why have ye done this thing, and
hold, the people of the children of have saved the men children alive?
Israel are more and mightier than 19 And the midwives said unto
we: Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women
10 Come on, let us deal wisely with are not as the Egyptian women; for
them; lest they multiply, and it come they are lively, and are delivered ere
to pass, that, when there falleth out the midwives come in unto them.
any war, they join also unto our 20 Therefore God dealt well with
enemies, and fight against us, and so the midwives: and the people multi-
get them up out of the land. plied, and waxed very mighty.
11 Therefore they did set over them 21 And it came to pass, because the
taskmasters to afflict them with their midwives feared God, that he made
burdens. And they built for Pharaoh them houses.
treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. 22 And Pharaoh charged all his
12 But the more they afflicted people, saying, Ever y son that is
them, the more they multiplied and born ye shall cast into the river, and
grew. And they were grieved because ever y daughter ye shall save alive.
of the children of Israel.
13 And the Egyptians made the CHAPTER 2
children of Israel to ser ve with rig- 1 And there went a man of the
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daughter of Levi. 12 And he looked this way and that


2 And the woman conceived, and way, and when he saw that there was
bare a son: and when she saw him no man, he slew the Egyptian, and
that he was a goodly child, she hid hid him in the sand.
him three months. 13 And when he went out the sec-
3 And when she could not longer ond day, behold, two men of the
hide him, she took for him an ark of Hebrews strove together: and he said
bulrushes, and daubed it with slime to him that did the wrong, Where-
and with pitch, and put the child fore smitest thou thy fellow?
therein; and she laid it in the flags 14 And he said, Who made thee a
by the river's brink. prince and a judge over us? intendest
4 And his sister stood afar off, to thou to kill me, as thou killedst the
wit what would be done to him. Egyptian? And Moses feared, and
5 ¶ And the daughter of Pharaoh said, Surely this thing is known.
came down to wash herself at the 15 Now when Pharaoh heard this
river; and her maidens walked along thing, he sought to slay Moses. But
by the river's side; and when she saw Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh,
the ark among the flags, she sent her and dwelt in the land of Midian: and
maid to fetch it. he sat down by a well.
6 And when she had opened it, she 16 Now the priest of Midian had
saw the child: and, behold, the babe seven daughters: and they came and
wept. And she had compassion on drew water, and filled the troughs to
him, and said, This is one of the He- water their father's flock.
brews' children. 17 And the shepherds came and
7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's drove them away: but Moses stood
daughter, Shall I go and call to thee up and helped them, and watered
a nurse of the Hebrew women, that their flock.
she may nurse the child for thee? 18 And when they came to Reuel
8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to their father, he said, How is it that
her, Go. And the maid went and ye are come so soon to day?
called the child's mother. 19 And they said, An Egyptian de-
9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto livered us out of the hand of the
her, Take this child away, and nurse shepherds, and also drew water
it for me, and I will give thee thy enough for us, and watered the
wages. And the woman took the flock.
child, and nursed it. 20 And he said unto his daughters,
10 And the child grew, and she And where is he? why is it that ye
brought him unto Pharaoh's daugh- have left the man? call him, that he
ter, and he became her son. And she may eat bread.
called his name Moses: and she said, 21 And Moses was content to dwell
Because I drew him out of the water. with the man: and he gave Moses
11 ¶ And it came to pass in those Zipporah his daughter.
days, when Moses was grown, that he 22 And she bare him a son, and he
went out unto his brethren, and called his name Gershom: for he
looked on their burdens: and he said, I have been a stranger in a
spied an Egyptian smiting an He- strange land.
brew, one of his brethren. 23 ¶ And it came to pass in process

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of time, that the king of Egypt died: rows;


and the children of Israel sighed by 8 And I am come down to deliver
reason of the bondage, and they them out of the hand of the Egyp-
cried, and their cry came up unto tians, and to bring them up out of
God by reason of the bondage. that land unto a good land and a
24 And God heard their groaning, large, unto a land flowing with milk
and God remembered his covenant and honey; unto the place of the
with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the
Jacob. Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the
25 And God looked upon the chil- Hivites, and the Jebusites.
dren of Israel, and God had respect 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of
unto them. the children of Israel is come unto
me: and I have also seen the oppres-
CHAPTER 3 sion wherewith the Egyptians op-
1 Now Moses kept the flock of press them.
Jethro his father in law, the priest of 10 Come now therefore, and I will
Midian: and he led the flock to the send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou
backside of the desert, and came to mayest bring forth my people the
the mountain of God, even to Horeb. children of Israel out of Egypt.
2 And the angel of the LORD ap- 11 ¶ And Moses said unto God,
peared unto him in a flame of fire Who am I, that I should go unto
out of the midst of a bush: and he Pharaoh, and that I should bring
looked, and, behold, the bush forth the children of Israel out of
burned with fire, and the bush was Egypt?
not consumed. 12 And he said, Certainly I will be
3 And Moses said, I will now turn with thee; and this shall be a token
aside, and see this great sight, why unto thee, that I have sent thee:
the bush is not burnt. When thou hast brought forth the
4 And when the LORD saw that he people out of Egypt, ye shall serve
turned aside to see, God called unto God upon this mountain.
him out of the midst of the bush, 13 And Moses said unto God, Be-
and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, hold, when I come unto the children
Here am I. of Israel, and shall say unto them,
5 And he said, Draw not nigh The God of your fathers hath sent
hither: put off thy shoes from off thy me unto you; and they shall say to
feet, for the place whereon thou me, What is his name? what shall I
standest is holy ground. say unto them?
6 Moreover he said, I am the God 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM
of thy father, the God of Abraham, THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt
the God of Isaac, and the God of thou say unto the children of Israel,
Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he I AM hath sent me unto you.
was afraid to look upon God. 15 And God said moreover unto
7 ¶ And the LORD said, I have Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the
surely seen the affliction of my peo- children of Israel, The LORD God
ple which are in Egypt, and have of your fathers, the God of Abraham,
heard their cr y by reason of their the God of Isaac, and the God of
taskmasters; for I know their sor- Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is
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memorial unto all generations. appeared unto thee.


16 Go, and gather the elders of Is- 2 And the LORD said unto him,
rael together, and say unto them, What is that in thine hand? And he
The LORD God of your fathers, the said, A rod.
God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of 3 And he said, Cast it on the
Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I ground. And he cast it on the
have surely visited you, and seen that ground, and it became a serpent; and
which is done to you in Egypt: Moses fled from before it.
17 And I have said, I will bring you 4 And the LORD said unto Moses,
up out of the affliction of Egypt Put forth thine hand, and take it by
unto the land of the Canaanites, and the tail. And he put forth his hand,
the Hittites, and the Amorites, and and caught it, and it became a rod in
the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and his hand:
the Jebusites, unto a land flowing 5 That they may believe that the
with milk and honey. LORD God of their fathers, the God
18 And they shall hearken to thy of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and
voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the God of Jacob, hath appeared
the elders of Israel, unto the king of unto thee.
Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, 6 ¶ And the LORD said further-
The LORD God of the Hebrews hath more unto him, Put now thine hand
met with us: and now let us go, we into thy bosom. And he put his hand
beseech thee, three days' journey into his bosom: and when he took it
into the wilderness, that we may sac- out, behold, his hand was leprous as
rifice to the LORD our God. snow.
19 ¶ And I am sure that the king of 7 And he said, Put thine hand into
Egypt will not let you go, no, not by thy bosom again. And he put his
a mighty hand. hand into his bosom again; and
20 And I will stretch out my hand, plucked it out of his bosom, and,
and smite Egypt with all my wonders behold, it was turned again as his
which I will do in the midst thereof: other flesh.
and after that he will let you go. 8 And it shall come to pass, if they
21 And I will give this people fa- will not believe thee, neither hearken
vour in the sight of the Egyptians: to the voice of the first sign, that
and it shall come to pass, that, when they will believe the voice of the lat-
ye go, ye shall not go empty: ter sign.
22 But ever y woman shall borrow 9 And it shall come to pass, if they
of her neighbour, and of her that so- will not believe also these two signs,
journeth in her house, jewels of sil- neither hearken unto thy voice, that
ver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: thou shalt take of the water of the
and ye shall put them upon your river, and pour it upon the dry land:
sons, and upon your daughters; and and the water which thou takest out
ye shall spoil the Egyptians. of the river shall become blood upon
the dr y land.
CHAPTER 4 10 ¶ And Moses said unto the
1 And Moses answered and said, LORD, O my Lord, I am not elo-
But, behold, they will not believe quent, neither heretofore, nor since
me, nor hearken unto my voice: for thou hast spoken unto thy ser vant:
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but I am slow of speech, and of a his hand.


slow tongue. 21 And the LORD said unto
11 And the LORD said unto him, Moses, When thou goest to return
Who hath made man's mouth? or into Egypt, see that thou do all
who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or those wonders before Pharaoh, which
the seeing, or the blind? have not I I have put in thine hand: but I will
the LORD? harden his heart, that he shall not
12 Now therefore go, and I will be let the people go.
with thy mouth, and teach thee what 22 And thou shalt say unto Phar-
thou shalt say. aoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is
13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I my son, even my firstborn:
pray thee, by the hand of him whom 23 And I say unto thee, Let my son
thou wilt send. go, that he may ser ve me: and if
14 And the anger of the LORD was thou refuse to let him go, behold, I
kindled against Moses, and he said, will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.
Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? 24 ¶ And it came to pass by the
I know that he can speak well. And way in the inn, that the LORD met
also, behold, he cometh forth to him, and sought to kill him.
meet thee: and when he seeth thee, 25 Then Zipporah took a sharp
he will be glad in his heart. stone, and cut off the foreskin of her
15 And thou shalt speak unto him, son, and cast it at his feet, and said,
and put words in his mouth: and I Surely a bloody husband art thou to
will be with thy mouth, and with his me.
mouth, and will teach you what ye 26 So he let him go: then she said,
shall do. A bloody husband thou art, because
16 And he shall be thy spokesman of the circumcision.
unto the people: and he shall be, 27 ¶ And the LORD said to Aaron,
even he shall be to thee instead of a Go into the wilderness to meet
mouth, and thou shalt be to him in- Moses. And he went, and met him in
stead of God. the mount of God, and kissed him.
17 And thou shalt take this rod in 28 And Moses told Aaron all the
thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do words of the LORD who had sent
signs. him, and all the signs which he had
18 ¶ And Moses went and returned commanded him.
to Jethro his father in law, and said 29 ¶ And Moses and Aaron went
unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and gathered together all the elders
and return unto my brethren which of the children of Israel:
are in Egypt, and see whether they 30 And Aaron spake all the words
be yet alive. And Jethro said to which the LORD had spoken unto
Moses, Go in peace. Moses, and did the signs in the sight
19 And the LORD said unto Moses of the people.
in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: 31 And the people believed: and
for all the men are dead which when they heard that the LORD had
sought thy life. visited the children of Israel, and
20 And Moses took his wife and his that he had looked upon their afflic-
sons, and set them upon an ass, and tion, then they bowed their heads
he returned to the land of Egypt: and worshipped.
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CHAPTER 5 can find it: yet not ought of your


1 And after ward Moses and Aaron work shall be diminished.
went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus 12 So the people were scattered
saith the LORD God of Israel, Let abroad throughout all the land of
my people go, that they may hold a Egypt to gather stubble instead of
feast unto me in the wilderness. straw.
2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the 13 And the taskmasters hasted
LORD, that I should obey his voice them, saying, Fulfil your works, your
to let Israel go? I know not the daily tasks, as when there was straw.
LORD, neither will I let Israel go. 14 And the officers of the children
3 And they said, The God of the of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmas-
Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, ters had set over them, were beaten,
we pray thee, three days' journey and demanded, Wherefore have ye
into the desert, and sacrifice unto not fulfilled your task in making
the LORD our God; lest he fall upon brick both yesterday and to day, as
us with pestilence, or with the heretofore?
sword. 15 ¶ Then the officers of the chil-
4 And the king of Egypt said unto dren of Israel came and cried unto
them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest
Aaron, let the people from their thou thus with thy ser vants?
works? get you unto your burdens. 16 There is no straw given unto thy
5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the ser vants, and they say to us, Make
people of the land now are many, brick: and, behold, thy ser vants are
and ye make them rest from their beaten; but the fault is in thine own
burdens. people.
6 And Pharaoh commanded the 17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are
same day the taskmasters of the peo- idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and
ple, and their officers, saying, do sacrifice to the LORD.
7 Ye shall no more give the people 18 Go therefore now, and work; for
straw to make brick, as heretofore: there shall no straw be given you, yet
let them go and gather straw for shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.
themselves. 19 And the officers of the children
8 And the tale of the bricks, which of Israel did see that they were in
they did make heretofore, ye shall evil case, after it was said, Ye shall
lay upon them; ye shall not diminish not minish ought from your bricks of
ought thereof: for they be idle; there- your daily task.
fore they cr y, saying, Let us go and 20 ¶ And they met Moses and
sacrifice to our God. Aaron, who stood in the way, as they
9 Let there more work be laid upon came forth from Pharaoh:
the men, that they may labour 21 And they said unto them, The
therein; and let them not regard vain LORD look upon you, and judge;
words. because ye have made our savour to
10 ¶ And the taskmasters of the be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh,
people went out, and their officers, and in the eyes of his ser vants, to
and they spake to the people, saying, put a sword in their hand to slay us.
Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give 22 And Moses returned unto the
you straw. LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore
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hast thou so evil entreated this peo- for an heritage: I am the LORD.
ple? why is it that thou hast sent me? 9 ¶ And Moses spake so unto the
23 For since I came to Pharaoh to children of Israel: but they heark-
speak in thy name, he hath done evil ened not unto Moses for anguish of
to this people; neither hast thou de- spirit, and for cruel bondage.
livered thy people at all. 10 And the LORD spake unto
Moses, saying,
CHAPTER 6 11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king
1 Then the LORD said unto Moses, of Egypt, that he let the children of
Now shalt thou see what I will do to Israel go out of his land.
Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall 12 And Moses spake before the
he let them go, and with a strong LORD, saying, Behold, the children
hand shall he drive them out of his of Israel have not hearkened unto
land. me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me,
2 And God spake unto Moses, and who am of uncircumcised lips?
said unto him, I am the LORD: 13 And the LORD spake unto
3 And I appeared unto Abraham, Moses and unto Aaron, and gave
unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the them a charge unto the children of
name of God Almighty, but by my Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of
name JEHOVAH was I not known to Egypt, to bring the children of Israel
them. out of the land of Egypt.
4 And I have also established my 14 ¶ These be the heads of their fa-
covenant with them, to give them thers' houses: The sons of Reuben
the land of Canaan, the land of their the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and
pilgrimage, wherein they were Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these be
strangers. the families of Reuben.
5 And I have also heard the groan- 15 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel,
ing of the children of Israel, whom and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin,
the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a
have remembered my covenant. Canaanitish woman: these are the
6 Wherefore say unto the children families of Simeon.
of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will 16 ¶ And these are the names of the
bring you out from under the bur- sons of Levi according to their gen-
dens of the Egyptians, and I will rid erations; Gershon, and Kohath, and
you out of their bondage, and I will Merari: and the years of the life of
redeem you with a stretched out Levi were an hundred thirty and
arm, and with great judgments: seven years.
7 And I will take you to me for a 17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and
people, and I will be to you a God: Shimi, according to their families.
and ye shall know that I am the 18 And the sons of Kohath; Am-
LORD your God, which bringeth ram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and
you out from under the burdens of Uzziel: and the years of the life of
the Egyptians. Kohath were an hundred thirty and
8 And I will bring you in unto the three years.
land, concerning the which I did 19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali
swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and Mushi: these are the families of
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20 And Amram took him Jochebed thy prophet.


his father's sister to wife; and she 2 Thou shalt speak all that I com-
bare him Aaron and Moses: and the mand thee: and Aaron thy brother
years of the life of Amram were an shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he
hundred and thirty and seven years. send the children of Israel out of his
21 ¶ And the sons of Izhar; Korah, land.
and Nepheg, and Zichri. 3 And I will harden Pharaoh's
22 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, heart, and multiply my signs and my
and Elzaphan, and Zithri. wonders in the land of Egypt.
23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, 4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken
daughter of Amminadab, sister of unto you, that I may lay my hand
Naashon, to wife; and she bare him upon Egypt, and bring forth mine
Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and armies, and my people the children
Ithamar. of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by
24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, great judgments.
and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are 5 And the Egyptians shall know
the families of the Korhites. that I am the LORD, when I stretch
25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took forth mine hand upon Egypt, and
him one of the daughters of Putiel to bring out the children of Israel from
wife; and she bare him Phinehas: among them.
these are the heads of the fathers of 6 And Moses and Aaron did as the
the Levites according to their fami- LORD commanded them, so did
lies. they.
26 These are that Aaron and Moses, 7 And Moses was fourscore years
to whom the LORD said, Bring out old, and Aaron fourscore and three
the children of Israel from the land years old, when they spake unto
of Egypt according to their armies. Pharaoh.
27 These are they which spake to 8 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
the children of Israel from Egypt: 9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto
these are that Moses and Aaron. you, saying, Shew a miracle for you:
28 ¶ And it came to pass on the then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take
day when the LORD spake unto thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh,
Moses in the land of Egypt, and it shall become a serpent.
29 That the LORD spake unto 10 ¶ And Moses and Aaron went in
Moses, saying, I am the LORD: unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the
speak thou unto Pharaoh king of LORD had commanded: and Aaron
Egypt all that I say unto thee. cast down his rod before Pharaoh,
30 And Moses said before the and before his servants, and it be-
LORD, Behold, I am of uncircum- came a serpent.
cised lips, and how shall Pharaoh 11 Then Pharaoh also called the
hearken unto me? wise men and the sorcerers: now the
magicians of Egypt, they also did in
CHAPTER 7 like manner with their enchant-
1 And the LORD said unto Moses, ments.
See, I have made thee a god to Phar- 12 For they cast down every man
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but Aaron's rod swallowed up their the river were turned to blood.
rods. 21 And the fish that was in the
13 And he hardened Pharaoh's river died; and the river stank, and
heart, that he hearkened not unto the Egyptians could not drink of the
them; as the LORD had said. water of the river; and there was
14 ¶ And the LORD said unto blood throughout all the land of
Moses, Pharaoh's heart is hardened, Egypt.
he refuseth to let the people go. 22 And the magicians of Egypt did
15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the so with their enchantments: and
morning; lo, he goeth out unto the Pharaoh's heart was hardened, nei-
water; and thou shalt stand by the ther did he hearken unto them; as
river's brink against he come; and the LORD had said.
the rod which was turned to a ser- 23 And Pharaoh turned and went
pent shalt thou take in thine hand. into his house, neither did he set his
16 And thou shalt say unto him, heart to this also.
The LORD God of the Hebrews hath 24 And all the Egyptians digged
sent me unto thee, saying, Let my round about the river for water to
people go, that they may serve me in drink; for they could not drink of
the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto the water of the river.
thou wouldest not hear. 25 And seven days were fulfilled,
17 Thus saith the LORD, In this after that the LORD had smitten the
thou shalt know that I am the river.
LORD: behold, I will smite with the
rod that is in mine hand upon the CHAPTER 8
waters which are in the river, and 1 And the LORD spake unto
they shall be turned to blood. Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say
18 And the fish that is in the river unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let
shall die, and the river shall stink; my people go, that they may ser ve
and the Egyptians shall lothe to me.
drink of the water of the river. 2 And if thou refuse to let them go,
19 ¶ And the LORD spake unto behold, I will smite all thy borders
Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy with frogs:
rod, and stretch out thine hand upon 3 And the river shall bring forth
the waters of Egypt, upon their frogs abundantly, which shall go up
streams, upon their rivers, and upon and come into thine house, and into
their ponds, and upon all their pools thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed,
of water, that they may become and into the house of thy servants,
blood; and that there may be blood and upon thy people, and into thine
throughout all the land of Egypt, ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs:
both in vessels of wood, and in vessels 4 And the frogs shall come up both
of stone. on thee, and upon thy people, and
20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as upon all thy ser vants.
the LORD commanded; and he lifted 5 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
up the rod, and smote the waters Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth
that were in the river, in the sight of thine hand with thy rod over the
Pharaoh, and in the sight of his ser - streams, over the rivers, and over the
vants; and all the waters that were in ponds, and cause frogs to come up
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6 And Aaron stretched out his hand throughout all the land of Egypt.
over the waters of Egypt; and the 17 And they did so; for Aaron
frogs came up, and covered the land stretched out his hand with his rod,
of Egypt. and smote the dust of the earth, and
7 And the magicians did so with it became lice in man, and in beast;
their enchantments, and brought up all the dust of the land became lice
frogs upon the land of Egypt. throughout all the land of Egypt.
8 ¶ Then Pharaoh called for Moses 18 And the magicians did so with
and Aaron, and said, Intreat the their enchantments to bring forth
LORD, that he may take away the lice, but they could not: so there
frogs from me, and from my people; were lice upon man, and upon beast.
and I will let the people go, that 19 Then the magicians said unto
they may do sacrifice unto the Pharaoh, This is the finger of God:
LORD. and Pharaoh's heart was hardened,
9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as
Glor y over me: when shall I intreat the LORD had said.
for thee, and for thy ser vants, and 20 ¶ And the LORD said unto
for thy people, to destroy the frogs Moses, Rise up early in the morning,
from thee and thy houses, that they and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he
may remain in the river only? cometh forth to the water; and say
10 And he said, To morrow. And he unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let
said, Be it according to thy word: my people go, that they may ser ve
that thou mayest know that there is me.
none like unto the LORD our God. 21 Else, if thou wilt not let my
11 And the frogs shall depart from people go, behold, I will send
thee, and from thy houses, and from swarms of flies upon thee, and upon
thy servants, and from thy people; thy ser vants, and upon thy people,
they shall remain in the river only. and into thy houses: and the houses
12 And Moses and Aaron went out of the Egyptians shall be full of
from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto swarms of flies, and also the ground
the LORD because of the frogs whereon they are.
which he had brought against Phar- 22 And I will sever in that day the
aoh. land of Goshen, in which my people
13 And the LORD did according to dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be
the word of Moses; and the frogs there; to the end thou mayest know
died out of the houses, out of the that I am the LORD in the midst of
villages, and out of the fields. the earth.
14 And they gathered them to- 23 And I will put a division be-
gether upon heaps: and the land tween my people and thy people: to
stank. morrow shall this sign be.
15 But when Pharaoh saw that 24 And the LORD did so; and
there was respite, he hardened his there came a grievous swarm of flies
heart, and hearkened not unto them; into the house of Pharaoh, and into
as the LORD had said. his ser vants' houses, and into all the
16 ¶ And the LORD said unto land of Egypt: the land was cor-
Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out rupted by reason of the swarm of
thy rod, and smite the dust of the flies.
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25 And Pharaoh called for Moses upon thy cattle which is in the field,
and for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sac- upon the horses, upon the asses,
rifice to your God in the land. upon the camels, upon the oxen, and
26 And Moses said, It is not meet upon the sheep: there shall be a very
so to do; for we shall sacrifice the grievous murrain.
abomination of the Egyptians to the 4 And the LORD shall sever be-
LORD our God: lo, shall we sacri- tween the cattle of Israel and the
fice the abomination of the Egyp- cattle of Egypt: and there shall noth-
tians before their eyes, and will they ing die of all that is the children's of
not stone us? Israel.
27 We will go three days' journey 5 And the LORD appointed a set
into the wilderness, and sacrifice to time, saying, To morrow the LORD
the LORD our God, as he shall shall do this thing in the land.
command us. 6 And the LORD did that thing on
28 And Pharaoh said, I will let you the morrow, and all the cattle of
go, that ye may sacrifice to the Egypt died: but of the cattle of the
LORD your God in the wilderness; children of Israel died not one.
only ye shall not go very far away: 7 And Pharaoh sent, and, behold,
intreat for me. there was not one of the cattle of the
29 And Moses said, Behold, I go Israelites dead. And the heart of
out from thee, and I will intreat the Pharaoh was hardened, and he did
LORD that the swarms of flies may not let the people go.
depart from Pharaoh, from his ser - 8 ¶ And the LORD said unto
vants, and from his people, to mor- Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you
row: but let not Pharaoh deal deceit- handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and
fully any more in not letting the let Moses sprinkle it toward the
people go to sacrifice to the LORD. heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.
30 And Moses went out from Phar- 9 And it shall become small dust in
aoh, and intreated the LORD. all the land of Egypt, and shall be a
31 And the LORD did according to boil breaking forth with blains upon
the word of Moses; and he removed man, and upon beast, throughout all
the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, the land of Egypt.
from his ser vants, and from his peo- 10 And they took ashes of the fur-
ple; there remained not one. nace, and stood before Pharaoh; and
32 And Pharaoh hardened his heart Moses sprinkled it up toward
at this time also, neither would he heaven; and it became a boil break-
let the people go. ing forth with blains upon man, and
upon beast.
CHAPTER 9 11 And the magicians could not
1 Then the LORD said unto Moses, stand before Moses because of the
Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, boils; for the boil was upon the ma-
Thus saith the LORD God of the gicians, and upon all the Egyptians.
Hebrews, Let my people go, that 12 And the LORD hardened the
they may ser ve me. heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened
2 For if thou refuse to let them go, not unto them; as the LORD had
and wilt hold them still, spoken unto Moses.
3 Behold, the hand of the LORD is 13 ¶ And the LORD said unto
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and stand before Pharaoh, and say rod toward heaven: and the LORD
unto him, Thus saith the LORD God sent thunder and hail, and the fire
of the Hebrews, Let my people go, ran along upon the ground; and the
that they may ser ve me. LORD rained hail upon the land of
14 For I will at this time send all Egypt.
my plagues upon thine heart, and 24 So there was hail, and fire min-
upon thy ser vants, and upon thy gled with the hail, very grievous,
people; that thou mayest know that such as there was none like it in all
there is none like me in all the earth. the land of Egypt since it became a
15 For now I will stretch out my nation.
hand, that I may smite thee and thy 25 And the hail smote throughout
people with pestilence; and thou all the land of Egypt all that was in
shalt be cut off from the earth. the field, both man and beast; and
16 And in very deed for this cause the hail smote ever y herb of the
have I raised thee up, for to shew in field, and brake ever y tree of the
thee my power; and that my name field.
may be declared throughout all the 26 Only in the land of Goshen,
earth. where the children of Israel were,
17 As yet exaltest thou thyself was there no hail.
against my people, that thou wilt 27 ¶ And Pharaoh sent, and called
not let them go? for Moses and Aaron, and said unto
18 Behold, to morrow about this them, I have sinned this time: the
time I will cause it to rain a ver y LORD is righteous, and I and my
grievous hail, such as hath not been people are wicked.
in Egypt since the foundation 28 Intreat the LORD (for it is
thereof even until now. enough) that there be no more
19 Send therefore now, and gather mighty thunderings and hail; and I
thy cattle, and all that thou hast in will let you go, and ye shall stay no
the field; for upon ever y man and longer.
beast which shall be found in the 29 And Moses said unto him, As
field, and shall not be brought soon as I am gone out of the city, I
home, the hail shall come down will spread abroad my hands unto
upon them, and they shall die. the LORD; and the thunder shall
20 He that feared the word of the cease, neither shall there be any
LORD among the ser vants of Phar- more hail; that thou mayest know
aoh made his ser vants and his cattle how that the earth is the LORD'S.
flee into the houses: 30 But as for thee and thy ser vants,
21 And he that regarded not the I know that ye will not yet fear the
word of the LORD left his ser vants LORD God.
and his cattle in the field. 31 And the flax and the barley was
22 ¶ And the LORD said unto smitten: for the barley was in the
Moses, Stretch forth thine hand to- ear, and the flax was bolled.
ward heaven, that there may be hail 32 But the wheat and the rie were
in all the land of Egypt, upon man, not smitten: for they were not grown
and upon beast, and upon every herb up.
of the field, throughout the land of 33 And Moses went out of the city
Egypt. from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his
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hands unto the LORD: and the self, and went out from Pharaoh.
thunders and hail ceased, and the 7 And Pharaoh's ser vants said unto
rain was not poured upon the earth. him, How long shall this man be a
34 And when Pharaoh saw that the snare unto us? let the men go, that
rain and the hail and the thunders they may ser ve the LORD their God:
were ceased, he sinned yet more, and knowest thou not yet that Egypt is
hardened his heart, he and his ser - destroyed?
vants. 8 And Moses and Aaron were
35 And the heart of Pharaoh was brought again unto Pharaoh: and he
hardened, neither would he let the said unto them, Go, ser ve the LORD
children of Israel go; as the LORD your God: but who are they that
had spoken by Moses. shall go?
9 And Moses said, We will go with
CHAPTER 10 our young and with our old, with
1 And the LORD said unto Moses, our sons and with our daughters,
Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hard- with our flocks and with our herds
ened his heart, and the heart of his will we go; for we must hold a feast
ser vants, that I might shew these my unto the LORD.
signs before him: 10 And he said unto them, Let the
2 And that thou mayest tell in the LORD be so with you, as I will let
ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, you go, and your little ones: look to
what things I have wrought in Egypt, it; for evil is before you.
and my signs which I have done 11 Not so: go now ye that are men,
among them; that ye may know how and ser ve the LORD; for that ye did
that I am the LORD. desire. And they were driven out
3 And Moses and Aaron came in from Pharaoh's presence.
unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, 12 ¶ And the LORD said unto
Thus saith the LORD God of the Moses, Stretch out thine hand over
Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse the land of Egypt for the locusts,
to humble thyself before me? let my that they may come up upon the
people go, that they may ser ve me. land of Egypt, and eat ever y herb of
4 Else, if thou refuse to let my the land, even all that the hail hath
people go, behold, to morrow will I left.
bring the locusts into thy coast: 13 And Moses stretched forth his
5 And they shall cover the face of rod over the land of Egypt, and the
the earth, that one cannot be able to LORD brought an east wind upon
see the earth: and they shall eat the the land all that day, and all that
residue of that which is escaped, night; and when it was morning, the
which remaineth unto you from the east wind brought the locusts.
hail, and shall eat ever y tree which 14 And the locusts went up over all
groweth for you out of the field: the land of Egypt, and rested in all
6 And they shall fill thy houses, the coasts of Egypt: ver y grievous
and the houses of all thy servants, were they; before them there were no
and the houses of all the Egyptians; such locusts as they, neither after
which neither thy fathers, nor thy them shall be such.
fathers' fathers have seen, since the 15 For they covered the face of the
day that they were upon the earth whole earth, so that the land was
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darkened; and they did eat every there shall not an hoof be left be-
herb of the land, and all the fruit of hind; for thereof must we take to
the trees which the hail had left: and ser ve the LORD our God; and we
there remained not any green thing know not with what we must ser ve
in the trees, or in the herbs of the the LORD, until we come thither.
field, through all the land of Egypt. 27 ¶ But the LORD hardened
16 ¶ Then Pharaoh called for Pharaoh's heart, and he would not
Moses and Aaron in haste; and he let them go.
said, I have sinned against the 28 And Pharaoh said unto him, Get
LORD your God, and against you. thee from me, take heed to thyself,
17 Now therefore forgive, I pray see my face no more; for in that day
thee, my sin only this once, and in- thou seest my face thou shalt die.
treat the LORD your God, that he 29 And Moses said, Thou hast spo-
may take away from me this death ken well, I will see thy face again no
only. more.
18 And he went out from Pharaoh,
and intreated the LORD. CHAPTER 11
19 And the LORD turned a mighty 1 And the LORD said unto Moses,
strong west wind, which took away Yet will I bring one plague more
the locusts, and cast them into the upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; af-
Red sea; there remained not one lo- ter wards he will let you go hence:
cust in all the coasts of Egypt. when he shall let you go, he shall
20 But the LORD hardened Phar- surely thrust you out hence alto-
aoh's heart, so that he would not let gether.
the children of Israel go. 2 Speak now in the ears of the peo-
21 ¶ And the LORD said unto ple, and let every man borrow of his
Moses, Stretch out thine hand to- neighbour, and every woman of her
ward heaven, that there may be neighbour, jewels of silver, and jew-
darkness over the land of Egypt, els of gold.
even darkness which may be felt. 3 And the LORD gave the people
22 And Moses stretched forth his favour in the sight of the Egyptians.
hand toward heaven; and there was a Moreover the man Moses was very
thick darkness in all the land of great in the land of Egypt, in the
Egypt three days: sight of Pharaoh's ser vants, and in
23 They saw not one another, nei- the sight of the people.
ther rose any from his place for three 4 And Moses said, Thus saith the
days: but all the children of Israel LORD, About midnight will I go out
had light in their dwellings. into the midst of Egypt:
24 ¶ And Pharaoh called unto 5 And all the firstborn in the land
Moses, and said, Go ye, ser ve the of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn
LORD; only let your flocks and your of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his
herds be stayed: let your little ones throne, even unto the firstborn of
also go with you. the maidser vant that is behind the
25 And Moses said, Thou must give mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, 6 And there shall be a great cr y
that we may sacrifice unto the throughout all the land of Egypt,
LORD our God. such as there was none like it, nor
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7 But against any of the children of 6 And ye shall keep it up until the
Israel shall not a dog move his fourteenth day of the same month:
tongue, against man or beast: that ye and the whole assembly of the con-
may know how that the LORD doth gregation of Israel shall kill it in the
put a difference between the Egyp- evening.
tians and Israel. 7 And they shall take of the blood,
8 And all these thy servants shall and strike it on the two side posts
come down unto me, and bow down and on the upper door post of the
themselves unto me, saying, Get thee houses, wherein they shall eat it.
out, and all the people that follow 8 And they shall eat the flesh in
thee: and after that I will go out. that night, roast with fire, and
And he went out from Pharaoh in a unleavened bread; and with bitter
great anger. herbs they shall eat it.
9 And the LORD said unto Moses, 9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at
Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you; all with water, but roast with fire;
that my wonders may be multiplied his head with his legs, and with the
in the land of Egypt. purtenance thereof.
10 And Moses and Aaron did all 10 And ye shall let nothing of it
these wonders before Pharaoh: and remain until the morning; and that
the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, which remaineth of it until the
so that he would not let the children morning ye shall burn with fire.
of Israel go out of his land. 11 ¶ And thus shall ye eat it; with
your loins girded, your shoes on
CHAPTER 12 your feet, and your staff in your
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it
and Aaron in the land of Egypt, say- is the LORD'S passover.
ing, 12 For I will pass through the land
2 This month shall be unto you the of Egypt this night, and will smite
beginning of months: it shall be the all the firstborn in the land of
first month of the year to you. Egypt, both man and beast; and
3 ¶ Speak ye unto all the congrega- against all the gods of Egypt I will
tion of Israel, saying, In the tenth execute judgment: I am the LORD.
day of this month they shall take to 13 And the blood shall be to you
them every man a lamb, according to for a token upon the houses where ye
the house of their fathers, a lamb for are: and when I see the blood, I will
an house: pass over you, and the plague shall
4 And if the household be too little not be upon you to destroy you,
for the lamb, let him and his when I smite the land of Egypt.
neighbour next unto his house take 14 And this day shall be unto you
it according to the number of the for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a
souls; ever y man according to his feast to the LORD throughout your
eating shall make your count for the generations; ye shall keep it a feast
lamb. by an ordinance for ever.
5 Your lamb shall be without blem- 15 Seven days shall ye eat unleav-
ish, a male of the first year: ye shall ened bread; even the first day ye
take it out from the sheep, or from shall put away leaven out of your
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ened bread from the first day until will pass over the door, and will not
the seventh day, that soul shall be suffer the destroyer to come in unto
cut off from Israel. your houses to smite you.
16 And in the first day there shall 24 And ye shall obser ve this thing
be an holy convocation, and in the for an ordinance to thee and to thy
seventh day there shall be an holy sons for ever.
convocation to you; no manner of 25 And it shall come to pass, when
work shall be done in them, save ye be come to the land which the
that which every man must eat, that LORD will give you, according as he
only may be done of you. hath promised, that ye shall keep
17 And ye shall obser ve the feast of this ser vice.
unleavened bread; for in this self- 26 And it shall come to pass, when
same day have I brought your armies your children shall say unto you,
out of the land of Egypt: therefore What mean ye by this ser vice?
shall ye obser ve this day in your 27 That ye shall say, It is the sacri-
generations by an ordinance for ever. fice of the LORD'S passover, who
18 ¶ In the first month, on the passed over the houses of the chil-
fourteenth day of the month at even, dren of Israel in Egypt, when he
ye shall eat unleavened bread, until smote the Egyptians, and delivered
the one and twentieth day of the our houses. And the people bowed
month at even. the head and worshipped.
19 Seven days shall there be no 28 And the children of Israel went
leaven found in your houses: for away, and did as the LORD had
whosoever eateth that which is leav- commanded Moses and Aaron, so did
ened, even that soul shall be cut off they.
from the congregation of Israel, 29 ¶ And it came to pass, that at
whether he be a stranger, or born in midnight the LORD smote all the
the land. firstborn in the land of Egypt, from
20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on
all your habitations shall ye eat his throne unto the firstborn of the
unleavened bread. captive that was in the dungeon; and
21 ¶ Then Moses called for all the all the firstborn of cattle.
elders of Israel, and said unto them, 30 And Pharaoh rose up in the
Draw out and take you a lamb ac- night, he, and all his ser vants, and
cording to your families, and kill the all the Egyptians; and there was a
passover. great cr y in Egypt; for there was not
22 And ye shall take a bunch of a house where there was not one
hyssop, and dip it in the blood that dead.
is in the bason, and strike the lintel 31 ¶ And he called for Moses and
and the two side posts with the Aaron by night, and said, Rise up,
blood that is in the bason; and none and get you forth from among my
of you shall go out at the door of his people, both ye and the children of
house until the morning. Israel; and go, ser ve the LORD, as
23 For the LORD will pass through ye have said.
to smite the Egyptians; and when he 32 Also take your flocks and your
seeth the blood upon the lintel, and herds, as ye have said, and be gone;
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33 And the Egyptians were urgent 43 ¶ And the LORD said unto
upon the people, that they might Moses and Aaron, This is the ordi-
send them out of the land in haste; nance of the passover: There shall no
for they said, We be all dead men. stranger eat thereof:
34 And the people took their 44 But ever y man's ser vant that is
dough before it was leavened, their bought for money, when thou hast
kneadingtroughs being bound up in circumcised him, then shall he eat
their clothes upon their shoulders. thereof.
35 And the children of Israel did 45 A foreigner and an hired servant
according to the word of Moses; and shall not eat thereof.
they borrowed of the Egyptians jew- 46 In one house shall it be eaten;
els of silver, and jewels of gold, and thou shalt not carry forth ought of
raiment: the flesh abroad out of the house;
36 And the LORD gave the people neither shall ye break a bone thereof.
favour in the sight of the Egyptians, 47 All the congregation of Israel
so that they lent unto them such shall keep it.
things as they required. And they 48 And when a stranger shall so-
spoiled the Egyptians. journ with thee, and will keep the
37 ¶ And the children of Israel passover to the LORD, let all his
journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, males be circumcised, and then let
about six hundred thousand on foot him come near and keep it; and he
that were men, beside children. shall be as one that is born in the
38 And a mixed multitude went up land: for no uncircumcised person
also with them; and flocks, and shall eat thereof.
herds, even very much cattle. 49 One law shall be to him that is
39 And they baked unleavened homeborn, and unto the stranger
cakes of the dough which they that sojourneth among you.
brought forth out of Egypt, for it 50 Thus did all the children of Is-
was not leavened; because they were rael; as the LORD commanded
thrust out of Egypt, and could not Moses and Aaron, so did they.
tarr y, neither had they prepared for 51 And it came to pass the selfsame
themselves any victual. day, that the LORD did bring the
40 ¶ Now the sojourning of the children of Israel out of the land of
children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt by their armies.
Egypt, was four hundred and thirty
years. CHAPTER 13
41 And it came to pass at the end 1 And the LORD spake unto
of the four hundred and thirty years, Moses, saying,
even the selfsame day it came to 2 Sanctify unto me all the first-
pass, that all the hosts of the LORD born, whatsoever openeth the womb
went out from the land of Egypt. among the children of Israel, both of
42 It is a night to be much ob- man and of beast: it is mine.
ser ved unto the LORD for bringing 3 ¶ And Moses said unto the peo-
them out from the land of Egypt: ple, Remember this day, in which ye
this is that night of the LORD to be came out from Egypt, out of the
obser ved of all the children of Israel house of bondage; for by strength of
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from this place: there shall no leav- firstborn of man among thy children
ened bread be eaten. shalt thou redeem.
4 This day came ye out in the 14 ¶ And it shall be when thy son
month Abib. asketh thee in time to come, saying,
5 ¶ And it shall be when the LORD What is this? that thou shalt say
shall bring thee into the land of the unto him, By strength of hand the
Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the LORD brought us out from Egypt,
Amorites, and the Hivites, and the from the house of bondage:
Jebusites, which he sware unto thy 15 And it came to pass, when Phar-
fathers to give thee, a land flowing aoh would hardly let us go, that the
with milk and honey, that thou shalt LORD slew all the firstborn in the
keep this ser vice in this month. land of Egypt, both the firstborn of
6 Seven days thou shalt eat unleav- man, and the firstborn of beast:
ened bread, and in the seventh day therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all
shall be a feast to the LORD. that openeth the matrix, being
7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten males; but all the firstborn of my
seven days; and there shall no leav- children I redeem.
ened bread be seen with thee, nei- 16 And it shall be for a token upon
ther shall there be leaven seen with thine hand, and for frontlets be-
thee in all thy quarters. tween thine eyes: for by strength of
8 ¶ And thou shalt shew thy son in hand the LORD brought us forth
that day, saying, This is done because out of Egypt.
of that which the LORD did unto me 17 ¶ And it came to pass, when
when I came forth out of Egypt. Pharaoh had let the people go, that
9 And it shall be for a sign unto God led them not through the way of
thee upon thine hand, and for a the land of the Philistines, although
memorial between thine eyes, that that was near; for God said, Lest
the LORD'S law may be in thy peradventure the people repent when
mouth: for with a strong hand hath they see war, and they return to
the LORD brought thee out of Egypt:
Egypt. 18 But God led the people about,
10 Thou shalt therefore keep this through the way of the wilderness of
ordinance in his season from year to the Red sea: and the children of Is-
year. rael went up harnessed out of the
11 ¶ And it shall be when the land of Egypt.
LORD shall bring thee into the land 19 And Moses took the bones of Jo-
of the Canaanites, as he sware unto seph with him: for he had straitly
thee and to thy fathers, and shall sworn the children of Israel, saying,
give it thee, God will surely visit you; and ye
12 That thou shalt set apart unto shall carry up my bones away hence
the LORD all that openeth the ma- with you.
trix, and ever y firstling that cometh 20 ¶ And they took their journey
of a beast which thou hast; the males from Succoth, and encamped in
shall be the LORD'S. Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.
13 And ever y firstling of an ass 21 And the LORD went before
thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to
if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou lead them the way; and by night in a
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go by day and night: 10 ¶ And when Pharaoh drew nigh,


22 He took not away the pillar of the children of Israel lifted up their
the cloud by day, nor the pillar of eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians
fire by night, from before the people. marched after them; and they were
sore afraid: and the children of Israel
CHAPTER 14 cried out unto the LORD.
1 And the LORD spake unto 11 And they said unto Moses, Be-
Moses, saying, cause there were no graves in Egypt,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, hast thou taken us away to die in the
that they turn and encamp before Pi- wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt
hahiroth, between Migdol and the thus with us, to carry us forth out of
sea, over against Baal-zephon: before Egypt?
it shall ye encamp by the sea. 12 Is not this the word that we did
3 For Pharaoh will say of the chil- tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us
dren of Israel, They are entangled in alone, that we may ser ve the Egyp-
the land, the wilderness hath shut tians? For it had been better for us to
them in. ser ve the Egyptians, than that we
4 And I will harden Pharaoh's should die in the wilderness.
heart, that he shall follow after 13 ¶ And Moses said unto the peo-
them; and I will be honoured upon ple, Fear ye not, stand still, and see
Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the salvation of the LORD, which he
the Egyptians may know that I am will shew to you to day: for the
the LORD. And they did so. Egyptians whom ye have seen to day,
5 ¶ And it was told the king of ye shall see them again no more for
Egypt that the people fled: and the ever.
heart of Pharaoh and of his ser vants 14 The LORD shall fight for you,
was turned against the people, and and ye shall hold your peace.
they said, Why have we done this, 15 ¶ And the LORD said unto
that we have let Israel go from ser v- Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto
ing us? me? speak unto the children of Is-
6 And he made ready his chariot, rael, that they go forward:
and took his people with him: 16 But lift thou up thy rod, and
7 And he took six hundred chosen stretch out thine hand over the sea,
chariots, and all the chariots of and divide it: and the children of Is-
Egypt, and captains over every one rael shall go on dry ground through
of them. the midst of the sea.
8 And the LORD hardened the 17 And I, behold, I will harden the
heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and hearts of the Egyptians, and they
he pursued after the children of Is- shall follow them: and I will get me
rael: and the children of Israel went honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all
out with an high hand. his host, upon his chariots, and
9 But the Egyptians pursued after upon his horsemen.
them, all the horses and chariots of 18 And the Egyptians shall know
Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his that I am the LORD, when I have
army, and overtook them encamping gotten me honour upon Pharaoh,
by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before upon his chariots, and upon his
Baal-zephon. horsemen.
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went before the camp of Israel, re- tians fled against it; and the LORD
moved and went behind them; and overthrew the Egyptians in the midst
the pillar of the cloud went from be- of the sea.
fore their face, and stood behind 28 And the waters returned, and
them: covered the chariots, and the horse-
20 And it came between the camp men, and all the host of Pharaoh
of the Egyptians and the camp of Is- that came into the sea after them;
rael; and it was a cloud and darkness there remained not so much as one
to them, but it gave light by night to of them.
these: so that the one came not near 29 But the children of Israel
the other all the night. walked upon dr y land in the midst of
21 And Moses stretched out his the sea; and the waters were a wall
hand over the sea; and the LORD unto them on their right hand, and
caused the sea to go back by a strong on their left.
east wind all that night, and made 30 Thus the LORD saved Israel
the sea dry land, and the waters were that day out of the hand of the
divided. Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyp-
22 And the children of Israel went tians dead upon the sea shore.
into the midst of the sea upon the 31 And Israel saw that great work
dry ground: and the waters were a which the LORD did upon the Egyp-
wall unto them on their right hand, tians: and the people feared the
and on their left. LORD, and believed the LORD, and
23 ¶ And the Egyptians pursued, his ser vant Moses.
and went in after them to the midst
of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, CHAPTER 15
his chariots, and his horsemen. 1 Then sang Moses and the chil-
24 And it came to pass, that in the dren of Israel this song unto the
morning watch the LORD looked LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing
unto the host of the Egyptians unto the LORD, for he hath tri-
through the pillar of fire and of the umphed gloriously: the horse and his
cloud, and troubled the host of the rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Egyptians, 2 The LORD is my strength and
25 And took off their chariot song, and he is become my salvation:
wheels, that they drave them heavily: he is my God, and I will prepare him
so that the Egyptians said, Let us an habitation; my father's God, and
flee from the face of Israel; for the I will exalt him.
LORD fighteth for them against the 3 The LORD is a man of war: the
Egyptians. LORD is his name.
26 ¶ And the LORD said unto 4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host
Moses, Stretch out thine hand over hath he cast into the sea: his chosen
the sea, that the waters may come captains also are drowned in the Red
again upon the Egyptians, upon sea.
their chariots, and upon their horse- 5 The depths have covered them:
men. they sank into the bottom as a stone.
27 And Moses stretched forth his 6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is be-
hand over the sea, and the sea re- come glorious in power: thy right
turned to his strength when the hand, O LORD, hath dashed in
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pieces the enemy. which thou hast made for thee to


7 And in the greatness of thine ex- dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord,
cellency thou hast overthrown them which thy hands have established.
that rose up against thee: thou sent- 18 The LORD shall reign for ever
est forth thy wrath, which consumed and ever.
them as stubble. 19 For the horse of Pharaoh went
8 And with the blast of thy nostrils in with his chariots and with his
the waters were gathered together, horsemen into the sea, and the
the floods stood upright as an heap, LORD brought again the waters of
and the depths were congealed in the the sea upon them; but the children
heart of the sea. of Israel went on dry land in the
9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I midst of the sea.
will overtake, I will divide the spoil; 20 ¶ And Miriam the prophetess,
my lust shall be satisfied upon them; the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in
I will draw my sword, my hand shall her hand; and all the women went
destroy them. out after her with timbrels and with
10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, dances.
the sea covered them: they sank as 21 And Miriam answered them,
lead in the mighty waters. Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath
11 Who is like unto thee, O triumphed gloriously; the horse and
LORD, among the gods? who is like his rider hath he thrown into the
thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in sea.
praises, doing wonders? 22 So Moses brought Israel from
12 Thou stretchedst out thy right the Red sea, and they went out into
hand, the earth swallowed them. the wilderness of Shur; and they
13 Thou in thy mercy hast led went three days in the wilderness,
forth the people which thou hast re- and found no water.
deemed: thou hast guided them in 23 ¶ And when they came to
thy strength unto thy holy habita- Marah, they could not drink of the
tion. waters of Marah, for they were bit-
14 The people shall hear, and be ter: therefore the name of it was
afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the called Marah.
inhabitants of Palestina. 24 And the people murmured
15 Then the dukes of Edom shall against Moses, saying, What shall we
be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, drink?
trembling shall take hold upon 25 And he cried unto the LORD;
them; all the inhabitants of Canaan and the LORD shewed him a tree,
shall melt away. which when he had cast into the wa-
16 Fear and dread shall fall upon ters, the waters were made sweet:
them; by the greatness of thine arm there he made for them a statute and
they shall be as still as a stone; till an ordinance, and there he proved
thy people pass over, O LORD, till them,
the people pass over, which thou hast 26 And said, If thou wilt diligently
purchased. hearken to the voice of the LORD
17 Thou shalt bring them in, and thy God, and wilt do that which is
plant them in the mountain of thine right in his sight, and wilt give ear
inheritance, in the place, O LORD, to his commandments, and keep all
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diseases upon thee, which I have murmur against us?


brought upon the Egyptians: for I 8 And Moses said, This shall be,
am the LORD that healeth thee. when the LORD shall give you in
27 ¶ And they came to Elim, where the evening flesh to eat, and in the
were twelve wells of water, and three- morning bread to the full; for that
score and ten palm trees: and they the LORD heareth your murmurings
encamped there by the waters. which ye murmur against him: and
what are we? your murmurings are
CHAPTER 16 not against us, but against the
1 And they took their journey from LORD.
Elim, and all the congregation of the 9 ¶ And Moses spake unto Aaron,
children of Israel came unto the wil- Say unto all the congregation of the
derness of Sin, which is between children of Israel, Come near before
Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day the LORD: for he hath heard your
of the second month after their de- murmurings.
parting out of the land of Egypt. 10 And it came to pass, as Aaron
2 And the whole congregation of spake unto the whole congregation
the children of Israel murmured of the children of Israel, that they
against Moses and Aaron in the wil- looked toward the wilderness, and,
derness: behold, the glory of the LORD ap-
3 And the children of Israel said peared in the cloud.
unto them, Would to God we had 11 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
died by the hand of the LORD in Moses, saying,
the land of Egypt, when we sat by 12 I have heard the murmurings of
the flesh pots, and when we did eat the children of Israel: speak unto
bread to the full; for ye have brought them, saying, At even ye shall eat
us forth into this wilderness, to kill flesh, and in the morning ye shall be
this whole assembly with hunger. filled with bread; and ye shall know
4 ¶ Then said the LORD unto that I am the LORD your God.
Moses, Behold, I will rain bread 13 And it came to pass, that at
from heaven for you; and the people even the quails came up, and covered
shall go out and gather a certain rate the camp: and in the morning the
ever y day, that I may prove them, dew lay round about the host.
whether they will walk in my law, or 14 And when the dew that lay was
no. gone up, behold, upon the face of
5 And it shall come to pass, that on the wilderness there lay a small
the sixth day they shall prepare that round thing, as small as the hoar
which they bring in; and it shall be frost on the ground.
twice as much as they gather daily. 15 And when the children of Israel
6 And Moses and Aaron said unto saw it, they said one to another, It is
all the children of Israel, At even, manna: for they wist not what it
then ye shall know that the LORD was. And Moses said unto them, This
hath brought you out from the land is the bread which the LORD hath
of Egypt: given you to eat.
7 And in the morning, then ye shall 16 ¶ This is the thing which the
see the glor y of the LORD; for that LORD hath commanded, Gather of
he heareth your murmurings against it ever y man according to his eating,
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an omer for ever y man, according to 27 ¶ And it came to pass, that there
the number of your persons; take ye went out some of the people on the
ever y man for them which are in his seventh day for to gather, and they
tents. found none.
17 And the children of Israel did 28 And the LORD said unto
so, and gathered, some more, some Moses, How long refuse ye to keep
less. my commandments and my laws?
18 And when they did mete it with 29 See, for that the LORD hath
an omer, he that gathered much had given you the sabbath, therefore he
nothing over, and he that gathered giveth you on the sixth day the bread
little had no lack; they gathered of two days; abide ye every man in
ever y man according to his eating. his place, let no man go out of his
19 And Moses said, Let no man place on the seventh day.
leave of it till the morning. 30 So the people rested on the sev-
20 Notwithstanding they hearkened enth day.
not unto Moses; but some of them 31 And the house of Israel called
left of it until the morning, and it the name thereof Manna: and it was
bred worms, and stank: and Moses like coriander seed, white; and the
was wroth with them. taste of it was like wafers made with
21 And they gathered it ever y honey.
morning, ever y man according to his 32 ¶ And Moses said, This is the
eating: and when the sun waxed hot, thing which the LORD com-
it melted. mandeth, Fill an omer of it to be
22 ¶ And it came to pass, that on kept for your generations; that they
the sixth day they gathered twice as may see the bread wherewith I have
much bread, two omers for one man: fed you in the wilderness, when I
and all the rulers of the congregation brought you forth from the land of
came and told Moses. Egypt.
23 And he said unto them, This is 33 And Moses said unto Aaron,
that which the LORD hath said, To Take a pot, and put an omer full of
morrow is the rest of the holy sab- manna therein, and lay it up before
bath unto the LORD: bake that the LORD, to be kept for your gen-
which ye will bake to day, and seethe erations.
that ye will seethe; and that which 34 As the LORD commanded
remaineth over lay up for you to be Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the
kept until the morning. Testimony, to be kept.
24 And they laid it up till the 35 And the children of Israel did
morning, as Moses bade: and it did eat manna forty years, until they
not stink, neither was there any came to a land inhabited; they did
worm therein. eat manna, until they came unto the
25 And Moses said, Eat that to day; borders of the land of Canaan.
for to day is a sabbath unto the 36 Now an omer is the tenth part
LORD: to day ye shall not find it in of an ephah.
the field.
26 Six days ye shall gather it; but CHAPTER 17
on the seventh day, which is the sab- 1 And all the congregation of the
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wilderness of Sin, after their jour- 11 And it came to pass, when


neys, according to the command- Moses held up his hand, that Israel
ment of the LORD, and pitched in prevailed: and when he let down his
Rephidim: and there was no water hand, Amalek prevailed.
for the people to drink. 12 But Moses' hands were heavy;
2 Wherefore the people did chide and they took a stone, and put it
with Moses, and said, Give us water under him, and he sat thereon; and
that we may drink. And Moses said Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands,
unto them, Why chide ye with me? the one on the one side, and the
wherefore do ye tempt the LORD? other on the other side; and his
3 And the people thirsted there for hands were steady until the going
water; and the people murmured down of the sun.
against Moses, and said, Wherefore 13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek
is this that thou hast brought us up and his people with the edge of the
out of Egypt, to kill us and our chil- sword.
dren and our cattle with thirst? 14 And the LORD said unto
4 And Moses cried unto the LORD, Moses, Write this for a memorial in a
saying, What shall I do unto this book, and rehearse it in the ears of
people? they be almost ready to Joshua: for I will utterly put out the
stone me. remembrance of Amalek from under
5 And the LORD said unto Moses, heaven.
Go on before the people, and take 15 And Moses built an altar, and
with thee of the elders of Israel; and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi:
thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the 16 For he said, Because the LORD
river, take in thine hand, and go. hath sworn that the LORD will have
6 Behold, I will stand before thee war with Amalek from generation to
there upon the rock in Horeb; and generation.
thou shalt smite the rock, and there
shall come water out of it, that the CHAPTER 18
people may drink. And Moses did so 1 When Jethro, the priest of
in the sight of the elders of Israel. Midian, Moses' father in law, heard
7 And he called the name of the of all that God had done for Moses,
place Massah, and Meribah, because and for Israel his people, and that
of the chiding of the children of Is- the LORD had brought Israel out of
rael, and because they tempted the Egypt;
LORD, saying, Is the LORD among 2 Then Jethro, Moses' father in
us, or not? law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, af-
8 ¶ Then came Amalek, and fought ter he had sent her back,
with Israel in Rephidim. 3 And her two sons; of which the
9 And Moses said unto Joshua, name of the one was Gershom; for he
Choose us out men, and go out, said, I have been an alien in a
fight with Amalek: to morrow I will strange land:
stand on the top of the hill with the 4 And the name of the other was
rod of God in mine hand. Eliezer; for the God of my father,
10 So Joshua did as Moses had said said he, was mine help, and delivered
to him, and fought with Amalek: and me from the sword of Pharaoh:
Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to 5 And Jethro, Moses' father in law,
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came with his sons and his wife unto thyself alone, and all the people
Moses into the wilderness, where he stand by thee from morning unto
encamped at the mount of God: even?
6 And he said unto Moses, I thy fa- 15 And Moses said unto his father
ther in law Jethro am come unto in law, Because the people come
thee, and thy wife, and her two sons unto me to enquire of God:
with her. 16 When they have a matter, they
7 ¶ And Moses went out to meet come unto me; and I judge between
his father in law, and did obeisance, one and another, and I do make them
and kissed him; and they asked each know the statutes of God, and his
other of their welfare; and they came laws.
into the tent. 17 And Moses' father in law said
8 And Moses told his father in law unto him, The thing that thou doest
all that the LORD had done unto is not good.
Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Is- 18 Thou wilt surely wear away,
rael's sake, and all the travail that both thou, and this people that is
had come upon them by the way, and with thee: for this thing is too heavy
how the LORD delivered them. for thee; thou art not able to per-
9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the form it thyself alone.
goodness which the LORD had done 19 Hearken now unto my voice, I
to Israel, whom he had delivered out will give thee counsel, and God shall
of the hand of the Egyptians. be with thee: Be thou for the people
10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the to God-ward, that thou mayest bring
LORD, who hath delivered you out the causes unto God:
of the hand of the Egyptians, and 20 And thou shalt teach them ordi-
out of the hand of Pharaoh, who nances and laws, and shalt shew
hath delivered the people from under them the way wherein they must
the hand of the Egyptians. walk, and the work that they must
11 Now I know that the LORD is do.
greater than all gods: for in the 21 Moreover thou shalt provide out
thing wherein they dealt proudly he of all the people able men, such as
was above them. fear God, men of truth, hating cov-
12 And Jethro, Moses' father in etousness; and place such over them,
law, took a burnt offering and sacri- to be rulers of thousands, and rulers
fices for God: and Aaron came, and of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and
all the elders of Israel, to eat bread rulers of tens:
with Moses' father in law before 22 And let them judge the people
God. at all seasons: and it shall be, that
13 ¶ And it came to pass on the ever y great matter they shall bring
morrow, that Moses sat to judge the unto thee, but ever y small matter
people: and the people stood by they shall judge: so shall it be easier
Moses from the morning unto the for thyself, and they shall bear the
evening. burden with thee.
14 And when Moses' father in law 23 If thou shalt do this thing, and
saw all that he did to the people, he God command thee so, then thou
said, What is this thing that thou shalt be able to endure, and all this
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peace. the elders of the people, and laid be-


24 So Moses hearkened to the voice fore their faces all these words which
of his father in law, and did all that the LORD commanded him.
he had said. 8 And all the people answered to-
25 And Moses chose able men out gether, and said, All that the LORD
of all Israel, and made them heads hath spoken we will do. And Moses
over the people, rulers of thousands, returned the words of the people
rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, unto the LORD.
and rulers of tens. 9 And the LORD said unto Moses,
26 And they judged the people at Lo, I come unto thee in a thick
all seasons: the hard causes they cloud, that the people may hear
brought unto Moses, but every small when I speak with thee, and believe
matter they judged themselves. thee for ever. And Moses told the
27 ¶ And Moses let his father in words of the people unto the LORD.
law depart; and he went his way into 10 ¶ And the LORD said unto
his own land. Moses, Go unto the people, and
sanctify them to day and to morrow,
CHAPTER 19 and let them wash their clothes,
1 In the third month, when the 11 And be ready against the third
children of Israel were gone forth day: for the third day the LORD will
out of the land of Egypt, the same come down in the sight of all the
day came they into the wilderness of people upon mount Sinai.
Sinai. 12 And thou shalt set bounds unto
2 For they were departed from Re- the people round about, saying, Take
phidim, and were come to the desert heed to yourselves, that ye go not up
of Sinai, and had pitched in the wil- into the mount, or touch the border
derness; and there Israel camped be- of it: whosoever toucheth the mount
fore the mount. shall be surely put to death:
3 And Moses went up unto God, 13 There shall not an hand touch
and the LORD called unto him out it, but he shall surely be stoned, or
of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt shot through; whether it be beast or
thou say to the house of Jacob, and man, it shall not live: when the
tell the children of Israel; trumpet soundeth long, they shall
4 Ye have seen what I did unto the come up to the mount.
Egyptians, and how I bare you on ea- 14 ¶ And Moses went down from
gles' wings, and brought you unto the mount unto the people, and
myself. sanctified the people; and they
5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my washed their clothes.
voice indeed, and keep my covenant, 15 And he said unto the people, Be
then ye shall be a peculiar treasure ready against the third day: come
unto me above all people: for all the not at your wives.
earth is mine: 16 ¶ And it came to pass on the
6 And ye shall be unto me a king- third day in the morning, that there
dom of priests, and an holy nation. were thunders and lightnings, and a
These are the words which thou shalt thick cloud upon the mount, and the
speak unto the children of Israel. voice of the trumpet exceeding loud;
7 ¶ And Moses came and called for so that all the people that was in the
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17 And Moses brought forth the Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
people out of the camp to meet with 3 Thou shalt have no other gods
God; and they stood at the nether before me.
part of the mount. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee
18 And mount Sinai was altogether any graven image, or any likeness of
on a smoke, because the LORD de- any thing that is in heaven above, or
scended upon it in fire: and the that is in the earth beneath, or that
smoke thereof ascended as the smoke is in the water under the earth:
of a furnace, and the whole mount 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself
quaked greatly. to them, nor ser ve them: for I the
19 And when the voice of the LORD thy God am a jealous God,
trumpet sounded long, and waxed visiting the iniquity of the fathers
louder and louder, Moses spake, and upon the children unto the third and
God answered him by a voice. fourth generation of them that hate
20 And the LORD came down me;
upon mount Sinai, on the top of the 6 And shewing mercy unto thou-
mount: and the LORD called Moses sands of them that love me, and keep
up to the top of the mount; and my commandments.
Moses went up. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of
21 And the LORD said unto the LORD thy God in vain; for the
Moses, Go down, charge the people, LORD will not hold him guiltless
lest they break through unto the that taketh his name in vain.
LORD to gaze, and many of them 8 Remember the sabbath day, to
perish. keep it holy.
22 And let the priests also, which 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and
come near to the LORD, sanctify do all thy work:
themselves, lest the LORD break 10 But the seventh day is the sab-
forth upon them. bath of the LORD thy God: in it
23 And Moses said unto the thou shalt not do any work, thou,
LORD, The people cannot come up nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy
to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst manser vant, nor thy maidser vant,
us, saying, Set bounds about the nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that
mount, and sanctify it. is within thy gates:
24 And the LORD said unto him, 11 For in six days the LORD made
Away, get thee down, and thou shalt heaven and earth, the sea, and all
come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: that in them is, and rested the sev-
but let not the priests and the people enth day: wherefore the LORD
break through to come up unto the blessed the sabbath day, and hal-
LORD, lest he break forth upon lowed it.
them. 12 ¶ Honour thy father and thy
25 So Moses went down unto the mother: that thy days may be long
people, and spake unto them. upon the land which the LORD thy
God giveth thee.
CHAPTER 20 13 Thou shalt not kill.
1 And God spake all these words, 14 Thou shalt not commit adulter y.
saying, 15 Thou shalt not steal.
2 I am the LORD thy God, which 16 Thou shalt not bear false wit-
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ness against thy neighbour. CHAPTER 21


17 Thou shalt not covet thy 1 Now these are the judgments
neighbour's house, thou shalt not which thou shalt set before them.
covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his 2 If thou buy an Hebrew ser vant,
manser vant, nor his maidser vant, six years he shall ser ve: and in the
nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing seventh he shall go out free for noth-
that is thy neighbour's. ing.
18 ¶ And all the people saw the 3 If he came in by himself, he shall
thunderings, and the lightnings, and go out by himself: if he were mar-
the noise of the trumpet, and the ried, then his wife shall go out with
mountain smoking: and when the him.
people saw it, they removed, and 4 If his master have given him a
stood afar off. wife, and she have born him sons or
19 And they said unto Moses, daughters; the wife and her children
Speak thou with us, and we will shall be her master's, and he shall go
hear: but let not God speak with us, out by himself.
lest we die. 5 And if the ser vant shall plainly
20 And Moses said unto the people, say, I love my master, my wife, and
Fear not: for God is come to prove my children; I will not go out free:
you, and that his fear may be before 6 Then his master shall bring him
your faces, that ye sin not. unto the judges; he shall also bring
21 And the people stood afar off, him to the door, or unto the door
and Moses drew near unto the thick post; and his master shall bore his
darkness where God was. ear through with an aul; and he shall
22 ¶ And the LORD said unto ser ve him for ever.
Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the 7 ¶ And if a man sell his daughter
children of Israel, Ye have seen that I to be a maidser vant, she shall not go
have talked with you from heaven. out as the menser vants do.
23 Ye shall not make with me gods 8 If she please not her master, who
of silver, neither shall ye make unto hath betrothed her to himself, then
you gods of gold. shall he let her be redeemed: to sell
24 ¶ An altar of earth thou shalt her unto a strange nation he shall
make unto me, and shalt sacrifice have no power, seeing he hath dealt
thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy deceitfully with her.
peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine 9 And if he have betrothed her
oxen: in all places where I record my unto his son, he shall deal with her
name I will come unto thee, and I after the manner of daughters.
will bless thee. 10 If he take him another wife; her
25 And if thou wilt make me an al- food, her raiment, and her duty of
tar of stone, thou shalt not build it marriage, shall he not diminish.
of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy 11 And if he do not these three
tool upon it, thou hast polluted it. unto her, then shall she go out free
26 Neither shalt thou go up by without money.
steps unto mine altar, that thy na- 12 ¶ He that smiteth a man, so that
kedness be not discovered thereon. he die, shall be surely put to death.
13 And if a man lie not in wait, but
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I will appoint thee a place whither that it perish; he shall let him go
he shall flee. free for his eye's sake.
14 But if a man come presumptu- 27 And if he smite out his manser-
ously upon his neighbour, to slay vant's tooth, or his maidservant's
him with guile; thou shalt take him tooth; he shall let him go free for his
from mine altar, that he may die. tooth's sake.
15 ¶ And he that smiteth his father, 28 ¶ If an ox gore a man or a
or his mother, shall be surely put to woman, that they die: then the ox
death. shall be surely stoned, and his flesh
16 ¶ And he that stealeth a man, shall not be eaten; but the owner of
and selleth him, or if he be found in the ox shall be quit.
his hand, he shall surely be put to 29 But if the ox were wont to push
death. with his horn in time past, and it
17 ¶ And he that curseth his father, hath been testified to his owner, and
or his mother, shall surely be put to he hath not kept him in, but that he
death. hath killed a man or a woman; the
18 ¶ And if men strive together, ox shall be stoned, and his owner
and one smite another with a stone, also shall be put to death.
or with his fist, and he die not, but 30 If there be laid on him a sum of
keepeth his bed: money, then he shall give for the
19 If he rise again, and walk abroad ransom of his life whatsoever is laid
upon his staff, then shall he that upon him.
smote him be quit: only he shall pay 31 Whether he have gored a son, or
for the loss of his time, and shall have gored a daughter, according to
cause him to be thoroughly healed. this judgment shall it be done unto
20 ¶ And if a man smite his ser- him.
vant, or his maid, with a rod, and he 32 If the ox shall push a manser -
die under his hand; he shall be vant or a maidser vant; he shall give
surely punished. unto their master thirty shekels of
21 Notwithstanding, if he continue silver, and the ox shall be stoned.
a day or two, he shall not be pun- 33 ¶ And if a man shall open a pit,
ished: for he is his money. or if a man shall dig a pit, and not
22 ¶ If men strive, and hurt a cover it, and an ox or an ass fall
woman with child, so that her fruit therein;
depart from her, and yet no mischief 34 The owner of the pit shall make
follow: he shall be surely punished, it good, and give money unto the
according as the woman's husband owner of them; and the dead beast
will lay upon him; and he shall pay shall be his.
as the judges determine. 35 ¶ And if one man's ox hurt an-
23 And if any mischief follow, then other's, that he die; then they shall
thou shalt give life for life, sell the live ox, and divide the
24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, money of it; and the dead ox also
hand for hand, foot for foot, they shall divide.
25 Burning for burning, wound for 36 Or if it be known that the ox
wound, stripe for stripe. hath used to push in time past, and
26 ¶ And if a man smite the eye of his owner hath not kept him in; he
his ser vant, or the eye of his maid, shall surely pay ox for ox; and the
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CHAPTER 22 neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a


1 If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it
sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall die, or be hurt, or driven away, no
restore five oxen for an ox, and four man seeing it:
sheep for a sheep. 11 Then shall an oath of the LORD
2 ¶ If a thief be found breaking up, be between them both, that he hath
and be smitten that he die, there not put his hand unto his
shall no blood be shed for him. neighbour's goods; and the owner of
3 If the sun be risen upon him, it shall accept thereof, and he shall
there shall be blood shed for him; for not make it good.
he should make full restitution; if he 12 And if it be stolen from him, he
have nothing, then he shall be sold shall make restitution unto the
for his theft. owner thereof.
4 If the theft be certainly found in 13 If it be torn in pieces, then let
his hand alive, whether it be ox, or him bring it for witness, and he shall
ass, or sheep; he shall restore double. not make good that which was torn.
5 ¶ If a man shall cause a field or 14 ¶ And if a man borrow ought of
vineyard to be eaten, and shall put his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die,
in his beast, and shall feed in an- the owner thereof being not with it,
other man's field; of the best of his he shall surely make it good.
own field, and of the best of his own 15 But if the owner thereof be with
vineyard, shall he make restitution. it, he shall not make it good: if it be
6 ¶ If fire break out, and catch in an hired thing, it came for his hire.
thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or 16 ¶ And if a man entice a maid
the standing corn, or the field, be that is not betrothed, and lie with
consumed therewith; he that kindled her, he shall surely endow her to be
the fire shall surely make restitution. his wife.
7 ¶ If a man shall deliver unto his 17 If her father utterly refuse to
neighbour money or stuff to keep, give her unto him, he shall pay
and it be stolen out of the man's money according to the dowr y of
house; if the thief be found, let him virgins.
pay double. 18 ¶ Thou shalt not suffer a witch
8 If the thief be not found, then to live.
the master of the house shall be 19 ¶ Whosoever lieth with a beast
brought unto the judges, to see shall surely be put to death.
whether he have put his hand unto 20 ¶ He that sacrificeth unto any
his neighbour's goods. god, save unto the LORD only, he
9 For all manner of trespass, shall be utterly destroyed.
whether it be for ox, for ass, for 21 ¶ Thou shalt neither vex a
sheep, for raiment, or for any man- stranger, nor oppress him: for ye
ner of lost thing, which another chal- were strangers in the land of Egypt.
lengeth to be his, the cause of both 22 ¶ Ye shall not afflict any widow,
parties shall come before the judges; or fatherless child.
and whom the judges shall condemn, 23 If thou afflict them in any wise,
he shall pay double unto his and they cr y at all unto me, I will
neighbour. surely hear their cr y;
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and I will kill you with the sword; and wouldest forbear to help him,
and your wives shall be widows, and thou shalt surely help with him.
your children fatherless. 6 Thou shalt not wrest the judg-
25 ¶ If thou lend money to any of ment of thy poor in his cause.
my people that is poor by thee, thou 7 Keep thee far from a false matter;
shalt not be to him as an usurer, nei- and the innocent and righteous slay
ther shalt thou lay upon him usury. thou not: for I will not justify the
26 If thou at all take thy wicked.
neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou 8 ¶ And thou shalt take no gift: for
shalt deliver it unto him by that the the gift blindeth the wise, and per -
sun goeth down: verteth the words of the righteous.
27 For that is his covering only, it 9 ¶ Also thou shalt not oppress a
is his raiment for his skin: wherein stranger: for ye know the heart of a
shall he sleep? and it shall come to stranger, seeing ye were strangers in
pass, when he crieth unto me, that I the land of Egypt.
will hear; for I am gracious. 10 And six years thou shalt sow thy
28 ¶ Thou shalt not revile the gods, land, and shalt gather in the fruits
nor curse the ruler of thy people. thereof:
29 ¶ Thou shalt not delay to offer 11 But the seventh year thou shalt
the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy let it rest and lie still; that the poor
liquors: the firstborn of thy sons of thy people may eat: and what they
shalt thou give unto me. leave the beasts of the field shall eat.
30 Likewise shalt thou do with In like manner thou shalt deal with
thine oxen, and with thy sheep: thy vineyard, and with thy oliveyard.
seven days it shall be with his dam; 12 Six days thou shalt do thy work,
on the eighth day thou shalt give it and on the seventh day thou shalt
me. rest: that thine ox and thine ass may
31 ¶ And ye shall be holy men unto rest, and the son of thy handmaid,
me: neither shall ye eat any flesh and the stranger, may be refreshed.
that is torn of beasts in the field; ye 13 And in all things that I have said
shall cast it to the dogs. unto you be circumspect: and make
no mention of the name of other
CHAPTER 23 gods, neither let it be heard out of
1 Thou shalt not raise a false re- thy mouth.
port: put not thine hand with the 14 ¶ Three times thou shalt keep a
wicked to be an unrighteous witness. feast unto me in the year.
2 ¶ Thou shalt not follow a multi- 15 Thou shalt keep the feast of
tude to do evil; neither shalt thou unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat
speak in a cause to decline after unleavened bread seven days, as I
many to wrest judgment: commanded thee, in the time ap-
3 ¶ Neither shalt thou countenance pointed of the month Abib; for in it
a poor man in his cause. thou camest out from Egypt: and
4 ¶ If thou meet thine enemy's ox none shall appear before me empty:)
or his ass going astray, thou shalt 16 And the feast of har vest, the
surely bring it back to him again. firstfruits of thy labours, which thou
5 If thou see the ass of him that hast sown in the field: and the feast
hateth thee lying under his burden, of ingathering, which is in the end of
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thy labours out of the field. make all thine enemies turn their
17 Three times in the year all thy backs unto thee.
males shall appear before the Lord 28 And I will send hornets before
GOD. thee, which shall drive out the
18 Thou shalt not offer the blood Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hit-
of my sacrifice with leavened bread; tite, from before thee.
neither shall the fat of my sacrifice 29 I will not drive them out from
remain until the morning. before thee in one year; lest the land
19 The first of the firstfruits of thy become desolate, and the beast of
land thou shalt bring into the house the field multiply against thee.
of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt 30 By little and little I will drive
not seethe a kid in his mother's them out from before thee, until
milk. thou be increased, and inherit the
20 ¶ Behold, I send an Angel be- land.
fore thee, to keep thee in the way, 31 And I will set thy bounds from
and to bring thee into the place the Red sea even unto the sea of the
which I have prepared. Philistines, and from the desert unto
21 Beware of him, and obey his the river: for I will deliver the in-
voice, provoke him not; for he will habitants of the land into your hand;
not pardon your transgressions: for and thou shalt drive them out before
my name is in him. thee.
22 But if thou shalt indeed obey 32 Thou shalt make no covenant
his voice, and do all that I speak; with them, nor with their gods.
then I will be an enemy unto thine 33 They shall not dwell in thy
enemies, and an adversar y unto thine land, lest they make thee sin against
adversaries. me: for if thou serve their gods, it
23 For mine Angel shall go before will surely be a snare unto thee.
thee, and bring thee in unto the
Amorites, and the Hittites, and the CHAPTER 24
Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the 1 And he said unto Moses, Come
Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will up unto the LORD, thou, and
cut them off. Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and sev-
24 Thou shalt not bow down to enty of the elders of Israel; and wor-
their gods, nor ser ve them, nor do ship ye afar off.
after their works: but thou shalt ut- 2 And Moses alone shall come near
terly overthrow them, and quite the LORD: but they shall not come
break down their images. nigh; neither shall the people go up
25 And ye shall ser ve the LORD with him.
your God, and he shall bless thy 3 ¶ And Moses came and told the
bread, and thy water; and I will take people all the words of the LORD,
sickness away from the midst of and all the judgments: and all the
thee. people answered with one voice, and
26 ¶ There shall nothing cast their said, All the words which the LORD
young, nor be barren, in thy land: hath said will we do.
the number of thy days I will fulfil. 4 And Moses wrote all the words of
27 I will send my fear before thee, the LORD, and rose up early in the
and will destroy all the people to morning, and builded an altar under
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ing to the twelve tribes of Israel. mount, and a cloud covered the
5 And he sent young men of the mount.
children of Israel, which offered 16 And the glory of the LORD
burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace abode upon mount Sinai, and the
offerings of oxen unto the LORD. cloud covered it six days: and the
6 And Moses took half of the seventh day he called unto Moses
blood, and put it in basons; and half out of the midst of the cloud.
of the blood he sprinkled on the al- 17 And the sight of the glory of the
tar. LORD was like devouring fire on the
7 And he took the book of the top of the mount in the eyes of the
covenant, and read in the audience children of Israel.
of the people: and they said, All that 18 And Moses went into the midst
the LORD hath said will we do, and of the cloud, and gat him up into
be obedient. the mount: and Moses was in the
8 And Moses took the blood, and mount forty days and forty nights.
sprinkled it on the people, and said,
Behold the blood of the covenant, CHAPTER 25
which the LORD hath made with 1 And the LORD spake unto
you concerning all these words. Moses, saying,
9 ¶ Then went up Moses, and 2 Speak unto the children of Israel,
Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and sev- that they bring me an offering: of
enty of the elders of Israel: ever y man that giveth it willingly
10 And they saw the God of Israel: with his heart ye shall take my offer-
and there was under his feet as it ing.
were a paved work of a sapphire 3 And this is the offering which ye
stone, and as it were the body of shall take of them; gold, and silver,
heaven in his clearness. and brass,
11 And upon the nobles of the 4 And blue, and purple, and scar-
children of Israel he laid not his let, and fine linen, and goats' hair,
hand: also they saw God, and did eat 5 And rams' skins dyed red, and
and drink. badgers' skins, and shittim wood,
12 ¶ And the LORD said unto 6 Oil for the light, spices for
Moses, Come up to me into the anointing oil, and for sweet incense,
mount, and be there: and I will give 7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set
thee tables of stone, and a law, and in the ephod, and in the breastplate.
commandments which I have writ- 8 And let them make me a sanctu-
ten; that thou mayest teach them. ary; that I may dwell among them.
13 And Moses rose up, and his 9 According to all that I shew thee,
minister Joshua: and Moses went up after the pattern of the tabernacle,
into the mount of God. and the pattern of all the instru-
14 And he said unto the elders, ments thereof, even so shall ye make
Tarry ye here for us, until we come it.
again unto you: and, behold, Aaron 10 ¶ And they shall make an ark of
and Hur are with you: if any man shittim wood: two cubits and a half
have any matters to do, let him come shall be the length thereof, and a cu-
unto them. bit and a half the breadth thereof,
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thereof. and I will commune with thee from


11 And thou shalt overlay it with above the mercy seat, from between
pure gold, within and without shalt the two cherubims which are upon
thou overlay it, and shalt make upon the ark of the testimony, of all things
it a crown of gold round about. which I will give thee in command-
12 And thou shalt cast four rings of ment unto the children of Israel.
gold for it, and put them in the four 23 ¶ Thou shalt also make a table
corners thereof; and two rings shall of shittim wood: two cubits shall be
be in the one side of it, and two the length thereof, and a cubit the
rings in the other side of it. breadth thereof, and a cubit and a
13 And thou shalt make staves of half the height thereof.
shittim wood, and overlay them with 24 And thou shalt overlay it with
gold. pure gold, and make thereto a crown
14 And thou shalt put the staves of gold round about.
into the rings by the sides of the ark, 25 And thou shalt make unto it a
that the ark may be borne with border of an hand breadth round
them. about, and thou shalt make a golden
15 The staves shall be in the rings crown to the border thereof round
of the ark: they shall not be taken about.
from it. 26 And thou shalt make for it four
16 And thou shalt put into the ark rings of gold, and put the rings in
the testimony which I shall give the four corners that are on the four
thee. feet thereof.
17 And thou shalt make a mercy 27 Over against the border shall
seat of pure gold: two cubits and a the rings be for places of the staves
half shall be the length thereof, and a to bear the table.
cubit and a half the breadth thereof. 28 And thou shalt make the staves
18 And thou shalt make two cheru- of shittim wood, and overlay them
bims of gold, of beaten work shalt with gold, that the table may be
thou make them, in the two ends of borne with them.
the mercy seat. 29 And thou shalt make the dishes
19 And make one cherub on the thereof, and spoons thereof, and
one end, and the other cherub on covers thereof, and bowls thereof, to
the other end: even of the mercy seat cover withal: of pure gold shalt thou
shall ye make the cherubims on the make them.
two ends thereof. 30 And thou shalt set upon the ta-
20 And the cherubims shall stretch ble shewbread before me alway.
forth their wings on high, covering 31 ¶ And thou shalt make a candle-
the mercy seat with their wings, and stick of pure gold: of beaten work
their faces shall look one to another; shall the candlestick be made: his
toward the mercy seat shall the faces shaft, and his branches, his bowls,
of the cherubims be. his knops, and his flowers, shall be
21 And thou shalt put the mercy of the same.
seat above upon the ark; and in the 32 And six branches shall come out
ark thou shalt put the testimony that of the sides of it; three branches of
I shall give thee. the candlestick out of the one side,
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out of the other side: five curtains shall be coupled one to


33 Three bowls made like unto al- another.
monds, with a knop and a flower in 4 And thou shalt make loops of
one branch; and three bowls made blue upon the edge of the one cur-
like almonds in the other branch, tain from the selvedge in the cou-
with a knop and a flower: so in the pling; and likewise shalt thou make
six branches that come out of the in the uttermost edge of another cur-
candlestick. tain, in the coupling of the second.
34 And in the candlestick shall be 5 Fifty loops shalt thou make in the
four bowls made like unto almonds, one curtain, and fifty loops shalt
with their knops and their flowers. thou make in the edge of the curtain
35 And there shall be a knop under that is in the coupling of the second;
two branches of the same, and a that the loops may take hold one of
knop under two branches of the another.
same, and a knop under two 6 And thou shalt make fifty taches
branches of the same, according to of gold, and couple the curtains to-
the six branches that proceed out of gether with the taches: and it shall
the candlestick. be one tabernacle.
36 Their knops and their branches 7 ¶ And thou shalt make curtains of
shall be of the same: all it shall be goats' hair to be a covering upon the
one beaten work of pure gold. tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou
37 And thou shalt make the seven make.
lamps thereof: and they shall light 8 The length of one curtain shall be
the lamps thereof, that they may give thirty cubits, and the breadth of one
light over against it. curtain four cubits: and the eleven
38 And the tongs thereof, and the curtains shall be all of one measure.
snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure 9 And thou shalt couple five cur-
gold. tains by themselves, and six curtains
39 Of a talent of pure gold shall he by themselves, and shalt double the
make it, with all these vessels. sixth curtain in the forefront of the
40 And look that thou make them tabernacle.
after their pattern, which was 10 And thou shalt make fifty loops
shewed thee in the mount. on the edge of the one curtain that is
outmost in the coupling, and fifty
CHAPTER 26 loops in the edge of the curtain
1 Moreover thou shalt make the which coupleth the second.
tabernacle with ten curtains of fine 11 And thou shalt make fifty taches
twined linen, and blue, and purple, of brass, and put the taches into the
and scarlet: with cherubims of cun- loops, and couple the tent together,
ning work shalt thou make them. that it may be one.
2 The length of one curtain shall be 12 And the remnant that remaineth
eight and twenty cubits, and the of the curtains of the tent, the half
breadth of one curtain four cubits: curtain that remaineth, shall hang
and every one of the curtains shall over the backside of the tabernacle.
have one measure. 13 And a cubit on the one side, and
3 The five curtains shall be coupled a cubit on the other side of that
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curtains of the tent, it shall hang board, and two sockets under an-
over the sides of the tabernacle on other board.
this side and on that side, to cover 26 ¶ And thou shalt make bars of
it. shittim wood; five for the boards of
14 And thou shalt make a covering the one side of the tabernacle,
for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, 27 And five bars for the boards of
and a covering above of badgers' the other side of the tabernacle, and
skins. five bars for the boards of the side of
15 ¶ And thou shalt make boards the tabernacle, for the two sides
for the tabernacle of shittim wood westward.
standing up. 28 And the middle bar in the midst
16 Ten cubits shall be the length of of the boards shall reach from end to
a board, and a cubit and a half shall end.
be the breadth of one board. 29 And thou shalt overlay the
17 Two tenons shall there be in one boards with gold, and make their
board, set in order one against an- rings of gold for places for the bars:
other: thus shalt thou make for all and thou shalt overlay the bars with
the boards of the tabernacle. gold.
18 And thou shalt make the boards 30 And thou shalt rear up the tab-
for the tabernacle, twenty boards on ernacle according to the fashion
the south side southward. thereof which was shewed thee in the
19 And thou shalt make forty sock- mount.
ets of silver under the twenty boards; 31 ¶ And thou shalt make a vail of
two sockets under one board for his blue, and purple, and scarlet, and
two tenons, and two sockets under fine twined linen of cunning work:
another board for his two tenons. with cherubims shall it be made:
20 And for the second side of the 32 And thou shalt hang it upon
tabernacle on the north side there four pillars of shittim wood overlaid
shall be twenty boards: with gold: their hooks shall be of
21 And their forty sockets of silver; gold, upon the four sockets of silver.
two sockets under one board, and 33 ¶ And thou shalt hang up the
two sockets under another board. vail under the taches, that thou may-
22 And for the sides of the taber- est bring in thither within the vail
nacle westward thou shalt make six the ark of the testimony: and the
boards. vail shall divide unto you between
23 And two boards shalt thou make the holy place and the most holy.
for the corners of the tabernacle in 34 And thou shalt put the mercy
the two sides. seat upon the ark of the testimony in
24 And they shall be coupled to- the most holy place.
gether beneath, and they shall be 35 And thou shalt set the table
coupled together above the head of without the vail, and the candlestick
it unto one ring: thus shall it be for over against the table on the side of
them both; they shall be for the two the tabernacle toward the south: and
corners. thou shalt put the table on the north
25 And they shall be eight boards, side.
and their sockets of silver, sixteen 36 And thou shalt make an hanging
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purple, and scarlet, and fine twined 10 And the twenty pillars thereof
linen, wrought with needlework. and their twenty sockets shall be of
37 And thou shalt make for the brass; the hooks of the pillars and
hanging five pillars of shittim wood, their fillets shall be of silver.
and overlay them with gold, and 11 And likewise for the north side
their hooks shall be of gold: and thou in length there shall be hangings of
shalt cast five sockets of brass for an hundred cubits long, and his
them. twenty pillars and their twenty sock-
ets of brass; the hooks of the pillars
CHAPTER 27 and their fillets of silver.
1 And thou shalt make an altar of 12 ¶ And for the breadth of the
shittim wood, five cubits long, and court on the west side shall be hang-
five cubits broad; the altar shall be ings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten,
foursquare: and the height thereof and their sockets ten.
shall be three cubits. 13 And the breadth of the court on
2 And thou shalt make the horns of the east side eastward shall be fifty
it upon the four corners thereof: his cubits.
horns shall be of the same: and thou 14 The hangings of one side of the
shalt overlay it with brass. gate shall be fifteen cubits: their pil-
3 And thou shalt make his pans to lars three, and their sockets three.
receive his ashes, and his shovels, 15 And on the other side shall be
and his basons, and his fleshhooks, hangings fifteen cubits: their pillars
and his firepans: all the vessels three, and their sockets three.
thereof thou shalt make of brass. 16 ¶ And for the gate of the court
4 And thou shalt make for it a shall be an hanging of twenty cubits,
grate of network of brass; and upon of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and
the net shalt thou make four brasen fine twined linen, wrought with nee-
rings in the four corners thereof. dlework: and their pillars shall be
5 And thou shalt put it under the four, and their sockets four.
compass of the altar beneath, that 17 All the pillars round about the
the net may be even to the midst of court shall be filleted with silver;
the altar. their hooks shall be of silver, and
6 And thou shalt make staves for their sockets of brass.
the altar, staves of shittim wood, and 18 ¶ The length of the court shall
overlay them with brass. be an hundred cubits, and the
7 And the staves shall be put into breadth fifty every where, and the
the rings, and the staves shall be height five cubits of fine twined
upon the two sides of the altar, to linen, and their sockets of brass.
bear it. 19 All the vessels of the tabernacle
8 Hollow with boards shalt thou in all the ser vice thereof, and all the
make it: as it was shewed thee in the pins thereof, and all the pins of the
mount, so shall they make it. court, shall be of brass.
9 ¶ And thou shalt make the court 20 ¶ And thou shalt command the
of the tabernacle: for the south side children of Israel, that they bring
southward there shall be hangings for thee pure oil olive beaten for the
the court of fine twined linen of an light, to cause the lamp to burn al-
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21 In the tabernacle of the congre- the same, according to the work


gation without the vail, which is be- thereof; even of gold, of blue, and
fore the testimony, Aaron and his purple, and scarlet, and fine twined
sons shall order it from evening to linen.
morning before the LORD: it shall 9 And thou shalt take two onyx
be a statute for ever unto their gen- stones, and grave on them the names
erations on the behalf of the chil- of the children of Israel:
dren of Israel. 10 Six of their names on one stone,
and the other six names of the rest on
CHAPTER 28 the other stone, according to their
1 And take thou unto thee Aaron birth.
thy brother, and his sons with him, 11 With the work of an engraver in
from among the children of Israel, stone, like the engravings of a signet,
that he may minister unto me in the shalt thou engrave the two stones
priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab with the names of the children of
and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Israel: thou shalt make them to be
Aaron's sons. set in ouches of gold.
2 And thou shalt make holy gar- 12 And thou shalt put the two
ments for Aaron thy brother for stones upon the shoulders of the
glor y and for beauty. ephod for stones of memorial unto
3 And thou shalt speak unto all the children of Israel: and Aaron
that are wise hearted, whom I have shall bear their names before the
filled with the spirit of wisdom, that LORD upon his two shoulders for a
they may make Aaron's garments to memorial.
consecrate him, that he may minister 13 ¶ And thou shalt make ouches of
unto me in the priest's office. gold;
4 And these are the garments which 14 And two chains of pure gold at
they shall make; a breastplate, and the ends; of wreathen work shalt
an ephod, and a robe, and a broi- thou make them, and fasten the
dered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and wreathen chains to the ouches.
they shall make holy garments for 15 ¶ And thou shalt make the
Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that breastplate of judgment with cun-
he may minister unto me in the ning work; after the work of the
priest's office. ephod thou shalt make it; of gold, of
5 And they shall take gold, and blue, and of purple, and of scarlet,
blue, and purple, and scarlet, and and of fine twined linen, shalt thou
fine linen. make it.
6 ¶ And they shall make the ephod 16 Foursquare it shall be being
of gold, of blue, and of purple, of doubled; a span shall be the length
scarlet, and fine twined linen, with thereof, and a span shall be the
cunning work. breadth thereof.
7 It shall have the two shoulder- 17 And thou shalt set in it settings
pieces thereof joined at the two of stones, even four rows of stones:
edges thereof; and so it shall be the first row shall be a sardius, a to-
joined together. paz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the
8 And the curious girdle of the first row.
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emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. 29 And Aaron shall bear the names
19 And the third row a ligure, an of the children of Israel in the
agate, and an amethyst. breastplate of judgment upon his
20 And the fourth row a ber yl, and heart, when he goeth in unto the
an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be holy place, for a memorial before the
set in gold in their inclosings. LORD continually.
21 And the stones shall be with the 30 ¶ And thou shalt put in the
names of the children of Israel, breastplate of judgment the Urim
twelve, according to their names, and the Thummim; and they shall be
like the engravings of a signet; every upon Aaron's heart, when he goeth
one with his name shall they be ac- in before the LORD: and Aaron shall
cording to the twelve tribes. bear the judgment of the children of
22 ¶ And thou shalt make upon the Israel upon his heart before the
breastplate chains at the ends of LORD continually.
wreathen work of pure gold. 31 ¶ And thou shalt make the robe
23 And thou shalt make upon the of the ephod all of blue.
breastplate two rings of gold, and 32 And there shall be an hole in
shalt put the two rings on the two the top of it, in the midst thereof: it
ends of the breastplate. shall have a binding of woven work
24 And thou shalt put the two round about the hole of it, as it were
wreathen chains of gold in the two the hole of an habergeon, that it be
rings which are on the ends of the not rent.
breastplate. 33 ¶ And beneath upon the hem of
25 And the other two ends of the it thou shalt make pomegranates of
two wreathen chains thou shalt fas- blue, and of purple, and of scarlet,
ten in the two ouches, and put them round about the hem thereof; and
on the shoulderpieces of the ephod bells of gold between them round
before it. about:
26 ¶ And thou shalt make two rings 34 A golden bell and a pomegran-
of gold, and thou shalt put them ate, a golden bell and a pomegran-
upon the two ends of the breastplate ate, upon the hem of the robe round
in the border thereof, which is in the about.
side of the ephod inward. 35 And it shall be upon Aaron to
27 And two other rings of gold minister: and his sound shall be
thou shalt make, and shalt put them heard when he goeth in unto the
on the two sides of the ephod un- holy place before the LORD, and
derneath, toward the forepart when he cometh out, that he die not.
thereof, over against the other cou- 36 ¶ And thou shalt make a plate of
pling thereof, above the curious gir- pure gold, and grave upon it, like
dle of the ephod. the engravings of a signet, HOLI-
28 And they shall bind the breast- NESS TO THE LORD.
plate by the rings thereof unto the 37 And thou shalt put it on a blue
rings of the ephod with a lace of lace, that it may be upon the mitre;
blue, that it may be above the curi- upon the forefront of the mitre it
ous girdle of the ephod, and that the shall be.
breastplate be not loosed from the 38 And it shall be upon Aaron's
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iniquity of the holy things, which rams.


the children of Israel shall hallow in 4 And Aaron and his sons thou
all their holy gifts; and it shall be shalt bring unto the door of the tab-
always upon his forehead, that they ernacle of the congregation, and
may be accepted before the LORD. shalt wash them with water.
39 ¶ And thou shalt embroider the 5 And thou shalt take the garments,
coat of fine linen, and thou shalt and put upon Aaron the coat, and
make the mitre of fine linen, and the robe of the ephod, and the
thou shalt make the girdle of nee- ephod, and the breastplate, and gird
dlework. him with the curious girdle of the
40 ¶ And for Aaron's sons thou ephod:
shalt make coats, and thou shalt 6 And thou shalt put the mitre
make for them girdles, and bonnets upon his head, and put the holy
shalt thou make for them, for glory crown upon the mitre.
and for beauty. 7 Then shalt thou take the anoint-
41 And thou shalt put them upon ing oil, and pour it upon his head,
Aaron thy brother, and his sons with and anoint him.
him; and shalt anoint them, and 8 And thou shalt bring his sons,
consecrate them, and sanctify them, and put coats upon them.
that they may minister unto me in 9 And thou shalt gird them with
the priest's office. girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put
42 And thou shalt make them linen the bonnets on them: and the
breeches to cover their nakedness; priest's office shall be their's for a
from the loins even unto the thighs perpetual statute: and thou shalt
they shall reach: consecrate Aaron and his sons.
43 And they shall be upon Aaron, 10 And thou shalt cause a bullock
and upon his sons, when they come to be brought before the tabernacle
in unto the tabernacle of the congre- of the congregation: and Aaron and
gation, or when they come near unto his sons shall put their hands upon
the altar to minister in the holy the head of the bullock.
place; that they bear not iniquity, 11 And thou shalt kill the bullock
and die: it shall be a statute for ever before the LORD, by the door of the
unto him and his seed after him. tabernacle of the congregation.
12 And thou shalt take of the blood
CHAPTER 29 of the bullock, and put it upon the
1 And this is the thing that thou horns of the altar with thy finger,
shalt do unto them to hallow them, and pour all the blood beside the
to minister unto me in the priest's bottom of the altar.
office: Take one young bullock, and 13 And thou shalt take all the fat
two rams without blemish, that covereth the inwards, and the
2 And unleavened bread, and cakes caul that is above the liver, and the
unleavened tempered with oil, and two kidneys, and the fat that is upon
wafers unleavened anointed with oil: them, and burn them upon the altar.
of wheaten flour shalt thou make 14 But the flesh of the bullock, and
them. his skin, and his dung, shalt thou
3 And thou shalt put them into one burn with fire without the camp: it
basket, and bring them in the bas- is a sin offering.
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15 ¶ Thou shalt also take one ram; cake of oiled bread, and one wafer
and Aaron and his sons shall put out of the basket of the unleavened
their hands upon the head of the bread that is before the LORD:
ram. 24 And thou shalt put all in the
16 And thou shalt slay the ram, hands of Aaron, and in the hands of
and thou shalt take his blood, and his sons; and shalt wave them for a
sprinkle it round about upon the al- wave offering before the LORD.
tar. 25 And thou shalt receive them of
17 And thou shalt cut the ram in their hands, and burn them upon the
pieces, and wash the inwards of him, altar for a burnt offering, for a sweet
and his legs, and put them unto his savour before the LORD: it is an of-
pieces, and unto his head. fering made by fire unto the LORD.
18 And thou shalt burn the whole 26 And thou shalt take the breast
ram upon the altar: it is a burnt of- of the ram of Aaron's consecration,
fering unto the LORD: it is a sweet and wave it for a wave offering be-
savour, an offering made by fire unto fore the LORD: and it shall be thy
the LORD. part.
19 ¶ And thou shalt take the other 27 And thou shalt sanctify the
ram; and Aaron and his sons shall breast of the wave offering, and the
put their hands upon the head of the shoulder of the heave offering,
ram. which is waved, and which is heaved
20 Then shalt thou kill the ram, up, of the ram of the consecration,
and take of his blood, and put it even of that which is for Aaron, and
upon the tip of the right ear of of that which is for his sons:
Aaron, and upon the tip of the right 28 And it shall be Aaron's and his
ear of his sons, and upon the thumb sons' by a statute for ever from the
of their right hand, and upon the children of Israel: for it is an heave
great toe of their right foot, and offering: and it shall be an heave of-
sprinkle the blood upon the altar fering from the children of Israel of
round about. the sacrifice of their peace offerings,
21 And thou shalt take of the blood even their heave offering unto the
that is upon the altar, and of the LORD.
anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon 29 ¶ And the holy garments of
Aaron, and upon his garments, and Aaron shall be his sons' after him, to
upon his sons, and upon the gar- be anointed therein, and to be con-
ments of his sons with him: and he secrated in them.
shall be hallowed, and his garments, 30 And that son that is priest in his
and his sons, and his sons' garments stead shall put them on seven days,
with him. when he cometh into the tabernacle
22 Also thou shalt take of the ram of the congregation to minister in
the fat and the rump, and the fat the holy place.
that covereth the inwards, and the 31 ¶ And thou shalt take the ram
caul above the liver, and the two of the consecration, and seethe his
kidneys, and the fat that is upon flesh in the holy place.
them, and the right shoulder; for it 32 And Aaron and his sons shall eat
is a ram of consecration: the flesh of the ram, and the bread
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the tabernacle of the congregation. offering throughout your generations


33 And they shall eat those things at the door of the tabernacle of the
wherewith the atonement was made, congregation before the LORD:
to consecrate and to sanctify them: where I will meet you, to speak there
but a stranger shall not eat thereof, unto thee.
because they are holy. 43 And there I will meet with the
34 And if ought of the flesh of the children of Israel, and the tabernacle
consecrations, or of the bread, re- shall be sanctified by my glory.
main unto the morning, then thou 44 And I will sanctify the taberna-
shalt burn the remainder with fire: it cle of the congregation, and the al-
shall not be eaten, because it is holy. tar: I will sanctify also both Aaron
35 And thus shalt thou do unto and his sons, to minister to me in
Aaron, and to his sons, according to the priest's office.
all things which I have commanded 45 ¶ And I will dwell among the
thee: seven days shalt thou conse- children of Israel, and will be their
crate them. God.
36 And thou shalt offer every day a 46 And they shall know that I am
bullock for a sin offering for atone- the LORD their God, that brought
ment: and thou shalt cleanse the al- them forth out of the land of Egypt,
tar, when thou hast made an atone- that I may dwell among them: I am
ment for it, and thou shalt anoint it, the LORD their God.
to sanctify it.
37 Seven days thou shalt make an CHAPTER 30
atonement for the altar, and sanctify 1 And thou shalt make an altar to
it; and it shall be an altar most holy: burn incense upon: of shittim wood
whatsoever toucheth the altar shall shalt thou make it.
be holy. 2 A cubit shall be the length
38 ¶ Now this is that which thou thereof, and a cubit the breadth
shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs thereof; foursquare shall it be: and
of the first year day by day continu- two cubits shall be the height
ally. thereof: the horns thereof shall be of
39 The one lamb thou shalt offer in the same.
the morning; and the other lamb 3 And thou shalt overlay it with
thou shalt offer at even: pure gold, the top thereof, and the
40 And with the one lamb a tenth sides thereof round about, and the
deal of flour mingled with the fourth horns thereof; and thou shalt make
part of an hin of beaten oil; and the unto it a crown of gold round about.
fourth part of an hin of wine for a 4 And two golden rings shalt thou
drink offering. make to it under the crown of it, by
41 And the other lamb thou shalt the two corners thereof, upon the
offer at even, and shalt do thereto two sides of it shalt thou make it;
according to the meat offering of the and they shall be for places for the
morning, and according to the drink staves to bear it withal.
offering thereof, for a sweet savour, 5 And thou shalt make the staves of
an offering made by fire unto the shittim wood, and overlay them with
LORD. gold.
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vail that is by the ark of the testi- atonement for your souls.
mony, before the mercy seat that is 16 And thou shalt take the atone-
over the testimony, where I will meet ment money of the children of Is-
with thee. rael, and shalt appoint it for the ser-
7 And Aaron shall burn thereon vice of the tabernacle of the congre-
sweet incense every morning: when gation; that it may be a memorial
he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn unto the children of Israel before the
incense upon it. LORD, to make an atonement for
8 And when Aaron lighteth the your souls.
lamps at even, he shall burn incense 17 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
upon it, a perpetual incense before Moses, saying,
the LORD throughout your genera- 18 Thou shalt also make a laver of
tions. brass, and his foot also of brass, to
9 Ye shall offer no strange incense wash withal: and thou shalt put it
thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor between the tabernacle of the con-
meat offering; neither shall ye pour gregation and the altar, and thou
drink offering thereon. shalt put water therein.
10 And Aaron shall make an 19 For Aaron and his sons shall
atonement upon the horns of it once wash their hands and their feet
in a year with the blood of the sin thereat:
offering of atonements: once in the 20 When they go into the taberna-
year shall he make atonement upon cle of the congregation, they shall
it throughout your generations: it is wash with water, that they die not;
most holy unto the LORD. or when they come near to the altar
11 ¶ And the LORD spake unto to minister, to burn offering made
Moses, saying, by fire unto the LORD:
12 When thou takest the sum of 21 So they shall wash their hands
the children of Israel after their and their feet, that they die not: and
number, then shall they give ever y it shall be a statute for ever to them,
man a ransom for his soul unto the even to him and to his seed through-
LORD, when thou numberest them; out their generations.
that there be no plague among them, 22 ¶ Moreover the LORD spake
when thou numberest them. unto Moses, saying,
13 This they shall give, every one 23 Take thou also unto thee princi-
that passeth among them that are pal spices, of pure myrrh five hun-
numbered, half a shekel after the dred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon
shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is half so much, even two hundred and
twenty gerahs:) an half shekel shall fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus
be the offering of the LORD. two hundred and fifty shekels,
14 Every one that passeth among 24 And of cassia five hundred shek-
them that are numbered, from els, after the shekel of the sanctuary,
twenty years old and above, shall and of oil olive an hin:
give an offering unto the LORD. 25 And thou shalt make it an oil of
15 The rich shall not give more, holy ointment, an ointment com-
and the poor shall not give less than pound after the art of the apothe-
half a shekel, when they give an of- cary: it shall be an holy anointing
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26 And thou shalt anoint the tab- to yourselves according to the com-
ernacle of the congregation position thereof: it shall be unto
therewith, and the ark of the testi- thee holy for the LORD.
mony, 38 Whosoever shall make like unto
27 And the table and all his vessels, that, to smell thereto, shall even be
and the candlestick and his vessels, cut off from his people.
and the altar of incense,
28 And the altar of burnt offering CHAPTER 31
with all his vessels, and the laver and 1 And the LORD spake unto
his foot. Moses, saying,
29 And thou shalt sanctify them, 2 See, I have called by name
that they may be most holy: whatso- Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of
ever toucheth them shall be holy. Hur, of the tribe of Judah:
30 And thou shalt anoint Aaron 3 And I have filled him with the
and his sons, and consecrate them, spirit of God, in wisdom, and in un-
that they may minister unto me in derstanding, and in knowledge, and
the priest's office. in all manner of workmanship,
31 And thou shalt speak unto the 4 To devise cunning works, to work
children of Israel, saying, This shall in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
be an holy anointing oil unto me 5 And in cutting of stones, to set
throughout your generations. them, and in car ving of timber, to
32 Upon man's flesh shall it not be work in all manner of workmanship.
poured, neither shall ye make any 6 And I, behold, I have given with
other like it, after the composition of him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach,
it: it is holy, and it shall be holy of the tribe of Dan: and in the
unto you. hearts of all that are wise hearted I
33 Whosoever compoundeth any have put wisdom, that they may
like it, or whosoever putteth any of make all that I have commanded
it upon a stranger, shall even be cut thee;
off from his people. 7 The tabernacle of the congrega-
34 ¶ And the LORD said unto tion, and the ark of the testimony,
Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, and the mercy seat that is thereupon,
stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; and all the furniture of the taberna-
these sweet spices with pure frankin- cle,
cense: of each shall there be a like 8 And the table and his furniture,
weight: and the pure candlestick with all his
35 And thou shalt make it a per- furniture, and the altar of incense,
fume, a confection after the art of 9 And the altar of burnt offering
the apothecary, tempered together, with all his furniture, and the laver
pure and holy: and his foot,
36 And thou shalt beat some of it 10 And the cloths of ser vice, and
ver y small, and put of it before the the holy garments for Aaron the
testimony in the tabernacle of the priest, and the garments of his sons,
congregation, where I will meet with to minister in the priest's office,
thee: it shall be unto you most holy. 11 And the anointing oil, and sweet
37 And as for the perfume which incense for the holy place: according
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shall they do. 2 And Aaron said unto them, Break


12 ¶ And the LORD spake unto off the golden earrings, which are in
Moses, saying, the ears of your wives, of your sons,
13 Speak thou also unto the chil- and of your daughters, and bring
dren of Israel, saying, Verily my sab- them unto me.
baths ye shall keep: for it is a sign 3 And all the people brake off the
between me and you throughout golden earrings which were in their
your generations; that ye may know ears, and brought them unto Aaron.
that I am the LORD that doth sanc- 4 And he received them at their
tify you. hand, and fashioned it with a grav-
14 Ye shall keep the sabbath there- ing tool, after he had made it a mol-
fore; for it is holy unto you: ever y ten calf: and they said, These be thy
one that defileth it shall surely be gods, O Israel, which brought thee
put to death: for whosoever doeth up out of the land of Egypt.
any work therein, that soul shall be 5 And when Aaron saw it, he built
cut off from among his people. an altar before it; and Aaron made
15 Six days may work be done; but proclamation, and said, To morrow
in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, is a feast to the LORD.
holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth 6 And they rose up early on the
any work in the sabbath day, he shall morrow, and offered burnt offerings,
surely be put to death. and brought peace offerings; and the
16 Wherefore the children of Israel people sat down to eat and to drink,
shall keep the sabbath, to obser ve and rose up to play.
the sabbath throughout their genera- 7 ¶ And the LORD said unto
tions, for a perpetual covenant. Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy
17 It is a sign between me and the people, which thou broughtest out
children of Israel for ever: for in six of the land of Egypt, have corrupted
days the LORD made heaven and themselves:
earth, and on the seventh day he 8 They have turned aside quickly
rested, and was refreshed. out of the way which I commanded
18 ¶ And he gave unto Moses, them: they have made them a molten
when he had made an end of com- calf, and have worshipped it, and
muning with him upon mount Sinai, have sacrificed thereunto, and said,
two tables of testimony, tables of These be thy gods, O Israel, which
stone, written with the finger of have brought thee up out of the land
God. of Egypt.
9 And the LORD said unto Moses,
CHAPTER 32 I have seen this people, and, behold,
1 And when the people saw that it is a stiffnecked people:
Moses delayed to come down out of 10 Now therefore let me alone, that
the mount, the people gathered my wrath may wax hot against them,
themselves together unto Aaron, and and that I may consume them: and I
said unto him, Up, make us gods, will make of thee a great nation.
which shall go before us; for as for 11 And Moses besought the LORD
this Moses, the man that brought us his God, and said, LORD, why doth
up out of the land of Egypt, we wot thy wrath wax hot against thy peo-
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out of the land of Egypt with great strawed it upon the water, and made
power, and with a mighty hand? the children of Israel drink of it.
12 Wherefore should the Egyptians 21 And Moses said unto Aaron,
speak, and say, For mischief did he What did this people unto thee, that
bring them out, to slay them in the thou hast brought so great a sin
mountains, and to consume them upon them?
from the face of the earth? Turn 22 And Aaron said, Let not the an-
from thy fierce wrath, and repent of ger of my lord wax hot: thou know-
this evil against thy people. est the people, that they are set on
13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and mischief.
Israel, thy ser vants, to whom thou 23 For they said unto me, Make us
swarest by thine own self, and saidst gods, which shall go before us: for as
unto them, I will multiply your seed for this Moses, the man that brought
as the stars of heaven, and all this us up out of the land of Egypt, we
land that I have spoken of will I give wot not what is become of him.
unto your seed, and they shall in- 24 And I said unto them, Whoso-
herit it for ever. ever hath any gold, let them break it
14 And the LORD repented of the off. So they gave it me: then I cast it
evil which he thought to do unto his into the fire, and there came out this
people. calf.
15 ¶ And Moses turned, and went 25 ¶ And when Moses saw that the
down from the mount, and the two people were naked; (for Aaron had
tables of the testimony were in his made them naked unto their shame
hand: the tables were written on among their enemies:)
both their sides; on the one side and 26 Then Moses stood in the gate of
on the other were they written. the camp, and said, Who is on the
16 And the tables were the work of LORD'S side? let him come unto me.
God, and the writing was the writing And all the sons of Levi gathered
of God, graven upon the tables. themselves together unto him.
17 And when Joshua heard the 27 And he said unto them, Thus
noise of the people as they shouted, saith the LORD God of Israel, Put
he said unto Moses, There is a noise ever y man his sword by his side, and
of war in the camp. go in and out from gate to gate
18 And he said, It is not the voice throughout the camp, and slay ever y
of them that shout for master y, nei- man his brother, and every man his
ther is it the voice of them that cry companion, and ever y man his
for being overcome: but the noise of neighbour.
them that sing do I hear. 28 And the children of Levi did ac-
19 ¶ And it came to pass, as soon cording to the word of Moses: and
as he came nigh unto the camp, that there fell of the people that day
he saw the calf, and the dancing: and about three thousand men.
Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast 29 For Moses had said, Consecrate
the tables out of his hands, and yourselves to day to the LORD, even
brake them beneath the mount. ever y man upon his son, and upon
20 And he took the calf which they his brother; that he may bestow
had made, and burnt it in the fire, upon you a blessing this day.
and ground it to powder, and 30 ¶ And it came to pass on the

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morrow, that Moses said unto the ments.


people, Ye have sinned a great sin: 5 For the LORD had said unto
and now I will go up unto the Moses, Say unto the children of Is-
LORD; peradventure I shall make an rael, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I
atonement for your sin. will come up into the midst of thee
31 And Moses returned unto the in a moment, and consume thee:
LORD, and said, Oh, this people therefore now put off thy ornaments
have sinned a great sin, and have from thee, that I may know what to
made them gods of gold. do unto thee.
32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive 6 And the children of Israel
their sin--; and if not, blot me, I stripped themselves of their orna-
pray thee, out of thy book which ments by the mount Horeb.
thou hast written. 7 And Moses took the tabernacle,
33 And the LORD said unto and pitched it without the camp,
Moses, Whosoever hath sinned afar off from the camp, and called it
against me, him will I blot out of my the Tabernacle of the congregation.
book. And it came to pass, that ever y one
34 Therefore now go, lead the peo- which sought the LORD went out
ple unto the place of which I have unto the tabernacle of the congrega-
spoken unto thee: behold, mine An- tion, which was without the camp.
gel shall go before thee: nevertheless 8 And it came to pass, when Moses
in the day when I visit I will visit went out unto the tabernacle, that
their sin upon them. all the people rose up, and stood
35 And the LORD plagued the ever y man at his tent door, and
people, because they made the calf, looked after Moses, until he was
which Aaron made. gone into the tabernacle.
9 And it came to pass, as Moses en-
CHAPTER 33 tered into the tabernacle, the cloudy
1 And the LORD said unto Moses, pillar descended, and stood at the
Depart, and go up hence, thou and door of the tabernacle, and the
the people which thou hast brought LORD talked with Moses.
up out of the land of Egypt, unto 10 And all the people saw the
the land which I sware unto Abra- cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle
ham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, door: and all the people rose up and
Unto thy seed will I give it: worshipped, every man in his tent
2 And I will send an angel before door.
thee; and I will drive out the Ca- 11 And the LORD spake unto
naanite, the Amorite, and the Hit- Moses face to face, as a man spea-
tite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, keth unto his friend. And he turned
and the Jebusite: again into the camp: but his ser vant
3 Unto a land flowing with milk Joshua, the son of Nun, a young
and honey: for I will not go up in man, departed not out of the taber-
the midst of thee; for thou art a nacle.
stiffnecked people: lest I consume 12 ¶ And Moses said unto the
thee in the way. LORD, See, thou sayest unto me,
4 ¶ And when the people heard Bring up this people: and thou hast
these evil tidings, they mourned: and not let me know whom thou wilt
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send with me. Yet thou hast said, I 23 And I will take away mine hand,
know thee by name, and thou hast and thou shalt see my back parts:
also found grace in my sight. but my face shall not be seen.
13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I
have found grace in thy sight, shew CHAPTER 34
me now thy way, that I may know 1 And the LORD said unto Moses,
thee, that I may find grace in thy Hew thee two tables of stone like
sight: and consider that this nation unto the first: and I will write upon
is thy people. these tables the words that were in
14 And he said, My presence shall the first tables, which thou brakest.
go with thee, and I will give thee 2 And be ready in the morning, and
rest. come up in the morning unto mount
15 And he said unto him, If thy Sinai, and present thyself there to
presence go not with me, carr y us me in the top of the mount.
not up hence. 3 And no man shall come up with
16 For wherein shall it be known thee, neither let any man be seen
here that I and thy people have throughout all the mount; neither
found grace in thy sight? is it not in let the flocks nor herds feed before
that thou goest with us? so shall we that mount.
be separated, I and thy people, from 4 ¶ And he hewed two tables of
all the people that are upon the face stone like unto the first; and Moses
of the earth. rose up early in the morning, and
17 And the LORD said unto went up unto mount Sinai, as the
Moses, I will do this thing also that LORD had commanded him, and
thou hast spoken: for thou hast took in his hand the two tables of
found grace in my sight, and I know stone.
thee by name. 5 And the LORD descended in the
18 And he said, I beseech thee, cloud, and stood with him there, and
shew me thy glory. proclaimed the name of the LORD.
19 And he said, I will make all my 6 And the LORD passed by before
goodness pass before thee, and I will him, and proclaimed, The LORD,
proclaim the name of the LORD be- The LORD God, merciful and gra-
fore thee; and will be gracious to cious, longsuffering, and abundant
whom I will be gracious, and will in goodness and truth,
shew mercy on whom I will shew 7 Keeping mercy for thousands,
mercy. forgiving iniquity and transgression
20 And he said, Thou canst not see and sin, and that will by no means
my face: for there shall no man see clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity
me, and live. of the fathers upon the children, and
21 And the LORD said, Behold, upon the children's children, unto
there is a place by me, and thou shalt the third and to the fourth genera-
stand upon a rock: tion.
22 And it shall come to pass, while 8 And Moses made haste, and
my glor y passeth by, that I will put bowed his head toward the earth,
thee in a clift of the rock, and will and worshipped.
cover thee with my hand while I pass 9 And he said, If now I have found
by: grace in thy sight, O Lord, let my
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it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon 19 All that openeth the matrix is


our iniquity and our sin, and take us mine; and every firstling among thy
for thine inheritance. cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is
10 And he said, Behold, I make a male.
covenant: before all thy people I will 20 But the firstling of an ass thou
do mar vels, such as have not been shalt redeem with a lamb: and if
done in all the earth, nor in any na- thou redeem him not, then shalt
tion: and all the people among thou break his neck. All the first-
which thou art shall see the work of born of thy sons thou shalt redeem.
the LORD: for it is a terrible thing And none shall appear before me
that I will do with thee. empty.
11 Observe thou that which I 21 ¶ Six days thou shalt work, but
command thee this day: behold, I on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in
drive out before thee the Amorite, earing time and in har vest thou shalt
and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, rest.
and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, 22 ¶ And thou shalt obser ve the
and the Jebusite. feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of
12 Take heed to thyself, lest thou wheat harvest, and the feast of in-
make a covenant with the inhabi- gathering at the year's end.
tants of the land whither thou goest, 23 ¶ Thrice in the year shall all
lest it be for a snare in the midst of your men children appear before the
thee: Lord GOD, the God of Israel.
13 But ye shall destroy their altars, 24 For I will cast out the nations
break their images, and cut down before thee, and enlarge thy borders:
their groves: neither shall any man desire thy
14 For thou shalt worship no other land, when thou shalt go up to ap-
god: for the LORD, whose name is pear before the LORD thy God
Jealous, is a jealous God: thrice in the year.
15 Lest thou make a covenant with 25 Thou shalt not offer the blood
the inhabitants of the land, and they of my sacrifice with leaven; neither
go a whoring after their gods, and do shall the sacrifice of the feast of the
sacrifice unto their gods, and one passover be left unto the morning.
call thee, and thou eat of his sacri- 26 The first of the firstfruits of thy
fice; land thou shalt bring unto the house
16 And thou take of their daugh- of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt
ters unto thy sons, and their daugh- not seethe a kid in his mother's
ters go a whoring after their gods, milk.
and make thy sons go a whoring af- 27 And the LORD said unto
ter their gods. Moses, Write thou these words: for
17 Thou shalt make thee no molten after the tenor of these words I have
gods. made a covenant with thee and with
18 ¶ The feast of unleavened bread Israel.
shalt thou keep. Seven days thou 28 And he was there with the
shalt eat unleavened bread, as I com- LORD forty days and forty nights;
manded thee, in the time of the he did neither eat bread, nor drink
month Abib: for in the month Abib water. And he wrote upon the tables
thou camest out from Egypt. the words of the covenant, the ten
commandments.

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29 ¶ And it came to pass, when day.


Moses came down from mount Sinai 4 ¶ And Moses spake unto all the
with the two tables of testimony in congregation of the children of Is-
Moses' hand, when he came down rael, saying, This is the thing which
from the mount, that Moses wist not the LORD commanded, saying,
that the skin of his face shone while 5 Take ye from among you an offer-
he talked with him. ing unto the LORD: whosoever is of
30 And when Aaron and all the a willing heart, let him bring it, an
children of Israel saw Moses, behold, offering of the LORD; gold, and sil-
the skin of his face shone; and they ver, and brass,
were afraid to come nigh him. 6 And blue, and purple, and scar-
31 And Moses called unto them; let, and fine linen, and goats' hair,
and Aaron and all the rulers of the 7 And rams' skins dyed red, and
congregation returned unto him: and badgers' skins, and shittim wood,
Moses talked with them. 8 And oil for the light, and spices
32 And after ward all the children for anointing oil, and for the sweet
of Israel came nigh: and he gave incense,
them in commandment all that the 9 And onyx stones, and stones to
LORD had spoken with him in be set for the ephod, and for the
mount Sinai. breastplate.
33 And till Moses had done speak- 10 And ever y wise hearted among
ing with them, he put a vail on his you shall come, and make all that
face. the LORD hath commanded;
34 But when Moses went in before 11 The tabernacle, his tent, and his
the LORD to speak with him, he covering, his taches, and his boards,
took the vail off, until he came out. his bars, his pillars, and his sockets,
And he came out, and spake unto the 12 The ark, and the staves thereof,
children of Israel that which he was with the mercy seat, and the vail of
commanded. the covering,
35 And the children of Israel saw 13 The table, and his staves, and all
the face of Moses, that the skin of his vessels, and the shewbread,
Moses' face shone: and Moses put 14 The candlestick also for the
the vail upon his face again, until he light, and his furniture, and his
went in to speak with him. lamps, with the oil for the light,
15 And the incense altar, and his
CHAPTER 35 staves, and the anointing oil, and the
1 And Moses gathered all the con- sweet incense, and the hanging for
gregation of the children of Israel the door at the entering in of the
together, and said unto them, These tabernacle,
are the words which the LORD hath 16 The altar of burnt offering, with
commanded, that ye should do them. his brasen grate, his staves, and all
2 Six days shall work be done, but his vessels, the laver and his foot,
on the seventh day there shall be to 17 The hangings of the court, his
you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to pillars, and their sockets, and the
the LORD: whosoever doeth work hanging for the door of the court,
therein shall be put to death. 18 The pins of the tabernacle, and
3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout the pins of the court, and their
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cords, the sweet incense.


19 The cloths of service, to do ser - 29 The children of Israel brought a
vice in the holy place, the holy gar- willing offering unto the LORD,
ments for Aaron the priest, and the ever y man and woman, whose heart
garments of his sons, to minister in made them willing to bring for all
the priest's office. manner of work, which the LORD
20 ¶ And all the congregation of had commanded to be made by the
the children of Israel departed from hand of Moses.
the presence of Moses. 30 ¶ And Moses said unto the chil-
21 And they came, ever y one whose dren of Israel, See, the LORD hath
heart stirred him up, and every one called by name Bezaleel the son of
whom his spirit made willing, and Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of
they brought the LORD'S offering Judah;
to the work of the tabernacle of the 31 And he hath filled him with the
congregation, and for all his ser vice, spirit of God, in wisdom, in under-
and for the holy garments. standing, and in knowledge, and in
22 And they came, both men and all manner of workmanship;
women, as many as were willing 32 And to devise curious works, to
hearted, and brought bracelets, and work in gold, and in silver, and in
earrings, and rings, and tablets, all brass,
jewels of gold: and every man that 33 And in the cutting of stones, to
offered offered an offering of gold set them, and in car ving of wood, to
unto the LORD. make any manner of cunning work.
23 And ever y man, with whom was 34 And he hath put in his heart
found blue, and purple, and scarlet, that he may teach, both he, and Aho-
and fine linen, and goats' hair, and liab, the son of Ahisamach, of the
red skins of rams, and badgers' tribe of Dan.
skins, brought them. 35 Them hath he filled with wis-
24 Ever y one that did offer an of- dom of heart, to work all manner of
fering of silver and brass brought the work, of the engraver, and of the
LORD'S offering: and every man, cunning workman, and of the em-
with whom was found shittim wood broiderer, in blue, and in purple, in
for any work of the ser vice, brought scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the
it. weaver, even of them that do any
25 And all the women that were work, and of those that devise cun-
wise hearted did spin with their ning work.
hands, and brought that which they
had spun, both of blue, and of pur- CHAPTER 36
ple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. 1 Then wrought Bezaleel and Aho-
26 And all the women whose heart liab, and ever y wise hearted man, in
stirred them up in wisdom spun whom the LORD put wisdom and
goats' hair. understanding to know how to work
27 And the rulers brought onyx all manner of work for the ser vice of
stones, and stones to be set, for the the sanctuary, according to all that
ephod, and for the breastplate; the LORD had commanded.
28 And spice, and oil for the light, 2 And Moses called Bezaleel and
and for the anointing oil, and for Aholiab, and every wise hearted
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put wisdom, even ever y one whose second.


heart stirred him up to come unto 12 Fifty loops made he in one cur-
the work to do it: tain, and fifty loops made he in the
3 And they received of Moses all edge of the curtain which was in the
the offering, which the children of coupling of the second: the loops
Israel had brought for the work of held one curtain to another.
the ser vice of the sanctuary, to make 13 And he made fifty taches of
it withal. And they brought yet unto gold, and coupled the curtains one
him free offerings ever y morning. unto another with the taches: so it
4 And all the wise men, that became one tabernacle.
wrought all the work of the sanctu- 14 ¶ And he made curtains of goats'
ary, came ever y man from his work hair for the tent over the tabernacle:
which they made; eleven curtains he made them.
5 ¶ And they spake unto Moses, 15 The length of one curtain was
saying, The people bring much more thirty cubits, and four cubits was the
than enough for the ser vice of the breadth of one curtain: the eleven
work, which the LORD commanded curtains were of one size.
to make. 16 And he coupled five curtains by
6 And Moses gave commandment, themselves, and six curtains by
and they caused it to be proclaimed themselves.
throughout the camp, saying, Let 17 And he made fifty loops upon
neither man nor woman make any the uttermost edge of the curtain in
more work for the offering of the the coupling, and fifty loops made
sanctuar y. So the people were re- he upon the edge of the curtain
strained from bringing. which coupleth the second.
7 For the stuff they had was suffi- 18 And he made fifty taches of
cient for all the work to make it, and brass to couple the tent together,
too much. that it might be one.
8 ¶ And ever y wise hearted man 19 And he made a covering for the
among them that wrought the work tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a
of the tabernacle made ten curtains covering of badgers' skins above that.
of fine twined linen, and blue, and 20 ¶ And he made boards for the
purple, and scarlet: with cherubims tabernacle of shittim wood, standing
of cunning work made he them. up.
9 The length of one curtain was 21 The length of a board was ten
twenty and eight cubits, and the cubits, and the breadth of a board
breadth of one curtain four cubits: one cubit and a half.
the curtains were all of one size. 22 One board had two tenons,
10 And he coupled the five curtains equally distant one from another:
one unto another: and the other five thus did he make for all the boards
curtains he coupled one unto an- of the tabernacle.
other. 23 And he made boards for the tab-
11 And he made loops of blue on ernacle; twenty boards for the south
the edge of one curtain from the sel- side southward:
vedge in the coupling: likewise he 24 And forty sockets of silver he
made in the uttermost side of an- made under the twenty boards; two
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tenons, and two sockets under an- linen, of needlework;


other board for his two tenons. 38 And the five pillars of it with
25 And for the other side of the their hooks: and he overlaid their
tabernacle, which is toward the north chapiters and their fillets with gold:
corner, he made twenty boards, but their five sockets were of brass.
26 And their forty sockets of silver;
two sockets under one board, and CHAPTER 37
two sockets under another board. 1 And Bezaleel made the ark of
27 And for the sides of the taber- shittim wood: two cubits and a half
nacle westward he made six boards. was the length of it, and a cubit and
28 And two boards made he for the a half the breadth of it, and a cubit
corners of the tabernacle in the two and a half the height of it:
sides. 2 And he overlaid it with pure gold
29 And they were coupled beneath, within and without, and made a
and coupled together at the head crown of gold to it round about.
thereof, to one ring: thus he did to 3 And he cast for it four rings of
both of them in both the corners. gold, to be set by the four corners of
30 And there were eight boards; it; even two rings upon the one side
and their sockets were sixteen sockets of it, and two rings upon the other
of silver, under ever y board two side of it.
sockets. 4 And he made staves of shittim
31 ¶ And he made bars of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold.
wood; five for the boards of the one 5 And he put the staves into the
side of the tabernacle, rings by the sides of the ark, to bear
32 And five bars for the boards of the ark.
the other side of the tabernacle, and 6 ¶ And he made the mercy seat of
five bars for the boards of the taber- pure gold: two cubits and a half was
nacle for the sides westward. the length thereof, and one cubit
33 And he made the middle bar to and a half the breadth thereof.
shoot through the boards from the 7 And he made two cherubims of
one end to the other. gold, beaten out of one piece made
34 And he overlaid the boards with he them, on the two ends of the
gold, and made their rings of gold to mercy seat;
be places for the bars, and overlaid 8 One cherub on the end on this
the bars with gold. side, and another cherub on the
35 ¶ And he made a vail of blue, other end on that side: out of the
and purple, and scarlet, and fine mercy seat made he the cherubims
twined linen: with cherubims made on the two ends thereof.
he it of cunning work. 9 And the cherubims spread out
36 And he made thereunto four pil- their wings on high, and covered
lars of shittim wood, and overlaid with their wings over the mercy seat,
them with gold: their hooks were of with their faces one to another; even
gold; and he cast for them four sock- to the mercy seatward were the faces
ets of silver. of the cherubims.
37 ¶ And he made an hanging for 10 ¶ And he made the table of shit-
the tabernacle door of blue, and pur- tim wood: two cubits was the length
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thereof, and a cubit and a half the under two branches of the same, ac-
height thereof: cording to the six branches going
11 And he overlaid it with pure out of it.
gold, and made thereunto a crown of 22 Their knops and their branches
gold round about. were of the same: all of it was one
12 Also he made thereunto a border beaten work of pure gold.
of an handbreadth round about; and 23 And he made his seven lamps,
made a crown of gold for the border and his snuffers, and his snuffdishes,
thereof round about. of pure gold.
13 And he cast for it four rings of 24 Of a talent of pure gold made he
gold, and put the rings upon the it, and all the vessels thereof.
four corners that were in the four 25 ¶ And he made the incense altar
feet thereof. of shittim wood: the length of it was
14 Over against the border were the a cubit, and the breadth of it a cu-
rings, the places for the staves to bit; it was foursquare; and two cu-
bear the table. bits was the height of it; the horns
15 And he made the staves of shit- thereof were of the same.
tim wood, and overlaid them with 26 And he overlaid it with pure
gold, to bear the table. gold, both the top of it, and the sides
16 And he made the vessels which thereof round about, and the horns
were upon the table, his dishes, and of it: also he made unto it a crown
his spoons, and his bowls, and his of gold round about.
covers to cover withal, of pure gold. 27 And he made two rings of gold
17 ¶ And he made the candlestick for it under the crown thereof, by
of pure gold: of beaten work made he the two corners of it, upon the two
the candlestick; his shaft, and his sides thereof, to be places for the
branch, his bowls, his knops, and his staves to bear it withal.
flowers, were of the same: 28 And he made the staves of shit-
18 And six branches going out of tim wood, and overlaid them with
the sides thereof; three branches of gold.
the candlestick out of the one side 29 ¶ And he made the holy anoint-
thereof, and three branches of the ing oil, and the pure incense of
candlestick out of the other side sweet spices, according to the work
thereof: of the apothecar y.
19 Three bowls made after the fash-
ion of almonds in one branch, a CHAPTER 38
knop and a flower; and three bowls 1 And he made the altar of burnt
made like almonds in another offering of shittim wood: five cubits
branch, a knop and a flower: so was the length thereof, and five cu-
throughout the six branches going bits the breadth thereof; it was four-
out of the candlestick. square; and three cubits the height
20 And in the candlestick were four thereof.
bowls made like almonds, his knops, 2 And he made the horns thereof
and his flowers: on the four corners of it; the horns
21 And a knop under two branches thereof were of the same: and he
of the same, and a knop under two overlaid it with brass.
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altar, the pots, and the shovels, and hand, were hangings of fifteen cu-
the basons, and the fleshhooks, and bits; their pillars three, and their
the firepans: all the vessels thereof sockets three.
made he of brass. 16 All the hangings of the court
4 And he made for the altar a round about were of fine twined
brasen grate of network under the linen.
compass thereof beneath unto the 17 And the sockets for the pillars
midst of it. were of brass; the hooks of the pillars
5 And he cast four rings for the and their fillets of silver; and the
four ends of the grate of brass, to be overlaying of their chapiters of sil-
places for the staves. ver; and all the pillars of the court
6 And he made the staves of shittim were filleted with silver.
wood, and overlaid them with brass. 18 And the hanging for the gate of
7 And he put the staves into the the court was needlework, of blue,
rings on the sides of the altar, to and purple, and scarlet, and fine
bear it withal; he made the altar hol- twined linen: and twenty cubits was
low with boards. the length, and the height in the
8 ¶ And he made the laver of brass, breadth was five cubits, answerable
and the foot of it of brass, of the to the hangings of the court.
lookingglasses of the women assem- 19 And their pillars were four, and
bling, which assembled at the door their sockets of brass four; their
of the tabernacle of the congrega- hooks of silver, and the overlaying of
tion. their chapiters and their fillets of sil-
9 ¶ And he made the court: on the ver.
south side southward the hangings of 20 And all the pins of the taberna-
the court were of fine twined linen, cle, and of the court round about,
an hundred cubits: were of brass.
10 Their pillars were twenty, and 21 ¶ This is the sum of the taber-
their brasen sockets twenty; the nacle, even of the tabernacle of tes-
hooks of the pillars and their fillets timony, as it was counted, according
were of silver. to the commandment of Moses, for
11 And for the north side the hang- the ser vice of the Levites, by the
ings were an hundred cubits, their hand of Ithamar, son to Aaron the
pillars were twenty, and their sockets priest.
of brass twenty; the hooks of the pil- 22 And Bezaleel the son of Uri, the
lars and their fillets of silver. son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,
12 And for the west side were hang- made all that the LORD commanded
ings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten, Moses.
and their sockets ten; the hooks of 23 And with him was Aholiab, son
the pillars and their fillets of silver. of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan,
13 And for the east side eastward an engraver, and a cunning work-
fifty cubits. man, and an embroiderer in blue,
14 The hangings of the one side of and in purple, and in scarlet, and
the gate were fifteen cubits; their pil- fine linen.
lars three, and their sockets three. 24 All the gold that was occupied
15 And for the other side of the for the work in all the work of the
court gate, on this hand and that holy place, even the gold of the of-

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fering, was twenty and nine talents, blue, and purple, and scarlet, and
and seven hundred and thirty shek- fine twined linen.
els, after the shekel of the sanctuar y. 3 And they did beat the gold into
25 And the silver of them that were thin plates, and cut it into wires, to
numbered of the congregation was an work it in the blue, and in the pur-
hundred talents, and a thousand ple, and in the scarlet, and in the
seven hundred and threescore and fine linen, with cunning work.
fifteen shekels, after the shekel of 4 They made shoulderpieces for it,
the sanctuary: to couple it together: by the two
26 A bekah for every man, that is, edges was it coupled together.
half a shekel, after the shekel of the 5 And the curious girdle of his
sanctuar y, for every one that went to ephod, that was upon it, was of the
be numbered, from twenty years old same, according to the work thereof;
and upward, for six hundred thou- of gold, blue, and purple, and scar-
sand and three thousand and five let, and fine twined linen; as the
hundred and fifty men. LORD commanded Moses.
27 And of the hundred talents of 6 ¶ And they wrought onyx stones
silver were cast the sockets of the inclosed in ouches of gold, graven,
sanctuar y, and the sockets of the as signets are graven, with the names
vail; an hundred sockets of the hun- of the children of Israel.
dred talents, a talent for a socket. 7 And he put them on the shoul-
28 And of the thousand seven hun- ders of the ephod, that they should be
dred seventy and five shekels he stones for a memorial to the children
made hooks for the pillars, and over- of Israel; as the LORD commanded
laid their chapiters, and filleted Moses.
them. 8 ¶ And he made the breastplate of
29 And the brass of the offering cunning work, like the work of the
was seventy talents, and two thou- ephod; of gold, blue, and purple, and
sand and four hundred shekels. scarlet, and fine twined linen.
30 And therewith he made the 9 It was foursquare; they made the
sockets to the door of the tabernacle breastplate double: a span was the
of the congregation, and the brasen length thereof, and a span the
altar, and the brasen grate for it, and breadth thereof, being doubled.
all the vessels of the altar, 10 And they set in it four rows of
31 And the sockets of the court stones: the first row was a sardius, a
round about, and the sockets of the topaz, and a carbuncle: this was the
court gate, and all the pins of the first row.
tabernacle, and all the pins of the 11 And the second row, an emerald,
court round about. a sapphire, and a diamond.
12 And the third row, a ligure, an
CHAPTER 39 agate, and an amethyst.
1 And of the blue, and purple, and 13 And the fourth row, a beryl, an
scarlet, they made cloths of ser vice, onyx, and a jasper: they were inclosed
to do ser vice in the holy place, and in ouches of gold in their inclosings.
made the holy garments for Aaron; 14 And the stones were according
as the LORD commanded Moses. to the names of the children of Is-
2 And he made the ephod of gold, rael, twelve, according to their

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names, like the engravings of a sig- gold, and put the bells between the
net, every one with his name, ac- pomegranates upon the hem of the
cording to the twelve tribes. robe, round about between the
15 And they made upon the breast- pomegranates;
plate chains at the ends, of wreathen 26 A bell and a pomegranate, a bell
work of pure gold. and a pomegranate, round about the
16 And they made two ouches of hem of the robe to minister in; as
gold, and two gold rings; and put the LORD commanded Moses.
the two rings in the two ends of the 27 ¶ And they made coats of fine
breastplate. linen of woven work for Aaron, and
17 And they put the two wreathen for his sons,
chains of gold in the two rings on 28 And a mitre of fine linen, and
the ends of the breastplate. goodly bonnets of fine linen, and
18 And the two ends of the two linen breeches of fine twined linen,
wreathen chains they fastened in the 29 And a girdle of fine twined
two ouches, and put them on the linen, and blue, and purple, and
shoulderpieces of the ephod, before scarlet, of needlework; as the LORD
it. commanded Moses.
19 And they made two rings of 30 ¶ And they made the plate of
gold, and put them on the two ends the holy crown of pure gold, and
of the breastplate, upon the border wrote upon it a writing, like to the
of it, which was on the side of the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS
ephod inward. TO THE LORD.
20 And they made two other golden 31 And they tied unto it a lace of
rings, and put them on the two sides blue, to fasten it on high upon the
of the ephod underneath, toward the mitre; as the LORD commanded
forepart of it, over against the other Moses.
coupling thereof, above the curious 32 ¶ Thus was all the work of the
girdle of the ephod. tabernacle of the tent of the congre-
21 And they did bind the breast- gation finished: and the children of
plate by his rings unto the rings of Israel did according to all that the
the ephod with a lace of blue, that it LORD commanded Moses, so did
might be above the curious girdle of they.
the ephod, and that the breastplate 33 ¶ And they brought the taberna-
might not be loosed from the ephod; cle unto Moses, the tent, and all his
as the LORD commanded Moses. furniture, his taches, his boards, his
22 ¶ And he made the robe of the bars, and his pillars, and his sockets,
ephod of woven work, all of blue. 34 And the covering of rams' skins
23 And there was an hole in the dyed red, and the covering of badg-
midst of the robe, as the hole of an ers' skins, and the vail of the cover-
habergeon, with a band round about ing,
the hole, that it should not rend. 35 The ark of the testimony, and
24 And they made upon the hems the staves thereof, and the mercy
of the robe pomegranates of blue, seat,
and purple, and scarlet, and twined 36 The table, and all the vessels
linen. thereof, and the shewbread,
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lamps thereof, even with the lamps to 6 And thou shalt set the altar of the
be set in order, and all the vessels burnt offering before the door of the
thereof, and the oil for light, tabernacle of the tent of the congre-
38 And the golden altar, and the gation.
anointing oil, and the sweet incense, 7 And thou shalt set the laver be-
and the hanging for the tabernacle tween the tent of the congregation
door, and the altar, and shalt put water
39 The brasen altar, and his grate therein.
of brass, his staves, and all his ves- 8 And thou shalt set up the court
sels, the laver and his foot, round about, and hang up the hang-
40 The hangings of the court, his ing at the court gate.
pillars, and his sockets, and the 9 And thou shalt take the anointing
hanging for the court gate, his cords, oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and
and his pins, and all the vessels of all that is therein, and shalt hallow
the ser vice of the tabernacle, for the it, and all the vessels thereof: and it
tent of the congregation, shall be holy.
41 The cloths of ser vice to do ser - 10 And thou shalt anoint the altar
vice in the holy place, and the holy of the burnt offering, and all his ves-
garments for Aaron the priest, and sels, and sanctify the altar: and it
his sons' garments, to minister in shall be an altar most holy.
the priest's office. 11 And thou shalt anoint the laver
42 According to all that the LORD and his foot, and sanctify it.
commanded Moses, so the children 12 And thou shalt bring Aaron and
of Israel made all the work. his sons unto the door of the taber-
43 And Moses did look upon all the nacle of the congregation, and wash
work, and, behold, they had done it them with water.
as the LORD had commanded, even 13 And thou shalt put upon Aaron
so had they done it: and Moses the holy garments, and anoint him,
blessed them. and sanctify him; that he may minis-
ter unto me in the priest's office.
CHAPTER 40 14 And thou shalt bring his sons,
1 And the LORD spake unto and clothe them with coats:
Moses, saying, 15 And thou shalt anoint them, as
2 On the first day of the first thou didst anoint their father, that
month shalt thou set up the taberna- they may minister unto me in the
cle of the tent of the congregation. priest's office: for their anointing
3 And thou shalt put therein the shall surely be an everlasting priest-
ark of the testimony, and cover the hood throughout their generations.
ark with the vail. 16 Thus did Moses: according to all
4 And thou shalt bring in the table, that the LORD commanded him, so
and set in order the things that are did he.
to be set in order upon it; and thou 17 ¶ And it came to pass in the
shalt bring in the candlestick, and first month in the second year, on
light the lamps thereof. the first day of the month, that the
5 And thou shalt set the altar of tabernacle was reared up.
gold for the incense before the ark of 18 And Moses reared up the taber-
the testimony, and put the hanging nacle, and fastened his sockets, and
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the bars thereof, and reared up his 31 And Moses and Aaron and his
pillars. sons washed their hands and their
19 And he spread abroad the tent feet thereat:
over the tabernacle, and put the cov- 32 When they went into the tent of
ering of the tent above upon it; as the congregation, and when they
the LORD commanded Moses. came near unto the altar, they
20 ¶ And he took and put the tes- washed; as the LORD commanded
timony into the ark, and set the Moses.
staves on the ark, and put the mercy 33 And he reared up the court
seat above upon the ark: round about the tabernacle and the
21 And he brought the ark into the altar, and set up the hanging of the
tabernacle, and set up the vail of the court gate. So Moses finished the
covering, and covered the ark of the work.
testimony; as the LORD commanded 34 ¶ Then a cloud covered the tent
Moses. of the congregation, and the glor y of
22 ¶ And he put the table in the the LORD filled the tabernacle.
tent of the congregation, upon the 35 And Moses was not able to enter
side of the tabernacle northward, into the tent of the congregation,
without the vail. because the cloud abode thereon,
23 And he set the bread in order and the glor y of the LORD filled the
upon it before the LORD; as the tabernacle.
LORD had commanded Moses. 36 And when the cloud was taken
24 ¶ And he put the candlestick in up from over the tabernacle, the
the tent of the congregation, over children of Israel went onward in all
against the table, on the side of the their journeys:
tabernacle southward. 37 But if the cloud were not taken
25 And he lighted the lamps before up, then they journeyed not till the
the LORD; as the LORD com- day that it was taken up.
manded Moses. 38 For the cloud of the LORD was
26 ¶ And he put the golden altar in upon the tabernacle by day, and fire
the tent of the congregation before was on it by night, in the sight of all
the vail: the house of Israel, throughout all
27 And he burnt sweet incense their journeys.
thereon; as the LORD commanded
Moses.
28 ¶ And he set up the hanging at
the door of the tabernacle.
29 And he put the altar of burnt
offering by the door of the taberna-
cle of the tent of the congregation,
and offered upon it the burnt offer-
ing and the meat offering; as the
LORD commanded Moses.
30 ¶ And he set the laver between
the tent of the congregation and the
altar, and put water there, to wash
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LEVITICUS
CHAPTER 1 flocks, namely, of the sheep, or of
1 And the LORD called unto the goats, for a burnt sacrifice; he
Moses, and spake unto him out of shall bring it a male without blem-
the tabernacle of the congregation, ish.
saying, 11 And he shall kill it on the side
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, of the altar northward before the
and say unto them, If any man of LORD: and the priests, Aaron's
you bring an offering unto the sons, shall sprinkle his blood round
LORD, ye shall bring your offering about upon the altar.
of the cattle, even of the herd, and of 12 And he shall cut it into his
the flock. pieces, with his head and his fat: and
3 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice the priest shall lay them in order on
of the herd, let him offer a male the wood that is on the fire which is
without blemish: he shall offer it of upon the altar:
his own voluntary will at the door of 13 But he shall wash the inwards
the tabernacle of the congregation and the legs with water: and the
before the LORD. priest shall bring it all, and burn it
4 And he shall put his hand upon upon the altar: it is a burnt sacrifice,
the head of the burnt offering; and an offering made by fire, of a sweet
it shall be accepted for him to make savour unto the LORD.
atonement for him. 14 ¶ And if the burnt sacrifice for
5 And he shall kill the bullock be- his offering to the LORD be of
fore the LORD: and the priests, fowls, then he shall bring his offer-
Aaron's sons, shall bring the blood, ing of turtledoves, or of young pi-
and sprinkle the blood round about geons.
upon the altar that is by the door of 15 And the priest shall bring it
the tabernacle of the congregation. unto the altar, and wring off his
6 And he shall flay the burnt offer- head, and burn it on the altar; and
ing, and cut it into his pieces. the blood thereof shall be wrung out
7 And the sons of Aaron the priest at the side of the altar:
shall put fire upon the altar, and lay 16 And he shall pluck away his
the wood in order upon the fire: crop with his feathers, and cast it
8 And the priests, Aaron's sons, beside the altar on the east part, by
shall lay the parts, the head, and the the place of the ashes:
fat, in order upon the wood that is 17 And he shall cleave it with the
on the fire which is upon the altar: wings thereof, but shall not divide it
9 But his inwards and his legs shall asunder: and the priest shall burn it
he wash in water: and the priest shall upon the altar, upon the wood that
burn all on the altar, to be a burnt is upon the fire: it is a burnt sacri-
sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of fice, an offering made by fire, of a
a sweet savour unto the LORD. sweet savour unto the LORD.
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CHAPTER 2 the offerings of the LORD made by


1 And when any will offer a meat fire.
offering unto the LORD, his offer- 11 No meat offering, which ye shall
ing shall be of fine flour; and he bring unto the LORD, shall be made
shall pour oil upon it, and put with leaven: for ye shall burn no
frankincense thereon: leaven, nor any honey, in any offer-
2 And he shall bring it to Aaron's ing of the LORD made by fire.
sons the priests: and he shall take 12 ¶ As for the oblation of the
thereout his handful of the flour firstfruits, ye shall offer them unto
thereof, and of the oil thereof, with the LORD: but they shall not be
all the frankincense thereof; and the burnt on the altar for a sweet savour.
priest shall burn the memorial of it 13 And ever y oblation of thy meat
upon the altar, to be an offering offering shalt thou season with salt;
made by fire, of a sweet savour unto neither shalt thou suffer the salt of
the LORD: the covenant of thy God to be lack-
3 And the remnant of the meat of- ing from thy meat offering: with all
fering shall be Aaron's and his sons': thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.
it is a thing most holy of the offer- 14 And if thou offer a meat offer-
ings of the LORD made by fire. ing of thy firstfruits unto the
4 ¶ And if thou bring an oblation LORD, thou shalt offer for the meat
of a meat offering baken in the oven, offering of thy firstfruits green ears
it shall be unleavened cakes of fine of corn dried by the fire, even corn
flour mingled with oil, or unleav- beaten out of full ears.
ened wafers anointed with oil. 15 And thou shalt put oil upon it,
5 ¶ And if thy oblation be a meat and lay frankincense thereon: it is a
offering baken in a pan, it shall be of meat offering.
fine flour unleavened, mingled with 16 And the priest shall burn the
oil. memorial of it, part of the beaten
6 Thou shalt part it in pieces, and corn thereof, and part of the oil
pour oil thereon: it is a meat offer- thereof, with all the frankincense
ing. thereof: it is an offering made by fire
7 ¶ And if thy oblation be a meat unto the LORD.
offering baken in the fryingpan, it
shall be made of fine flour with oil. CHAPTER 3
8 And thou shalt bring the meat of- 1 And if his oblation be a sacrifice
fering that is made of these things of peace offering, if he offer it of the
unto the LORD: and when it is pre- herd; whether it be a male or female,
sented unto the priest, he shall bring he shall offer it without blemish be-
it unto the altar. fore the LORD.
9 And the priest shall take from the 2 And he shall lay his hand upon
meat offering a memorial thereof, the head of his offering, and kill it
and shall burn it upon the altar: it is at the door of the tabernacle of the
an offering made by fire, of a sweet congregation: and Aaron's sons the
savour unto the LORD. priests shall sprinkle the blood upon
10 And that which is left of the the altar round about.
meat offering shall be Aaron's and 3 And he shall offer of the sacrifice
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made by fire unto the LORD; the fat LORD.


that covereth the inwards, and all 13 And he shall lay his hand upon
the fat that is upon the inwards, the head of it, and kill it before the
4 And the two kidneys, and the fat tabernacle of the congregation: and
that is on them, which is by the the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the
flanks, and the caul above the liver, blood thereof upon the altar round
with the kidneys, it shall he take about.
away. 14 And he shall offer thereof his
5 And Aaron's sons shall burn it on offering, even an offering made by
the altar upon the burnt sacrifice, fire unto the LORD; the fat that
which is upon the wood that is on covereth the inwards, and all the fat
the fire: it is an offering made by that is upon the inwards,
fire, of a sweet savour unto the 15 And the two kidneys, and the
LORD. fat that is upon them, which is by
6 ¶ And if his offering for a sacri- the flanks, and the caul above the
fice of peace offering unto the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he
LORD be of the flock; male or fe- take away.
male, he shall offer it without blem- 16 And the priest shall burn them
ish. upon the altar: it is the food of the
7 If he offer a lamb for his offer- offering made by fire for a sweet sa-
ing, then shall he offer it before the vour: all the fat is the LORD'S.
LORD. 17 It shall be a perpetual statute for
8 And he shall lay his hand upon your generations throughout all your
the head of his offering, and kill it dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor
before the tabernacle of the congre- blood.
gation: and Aaron's sons shall sprin-
kle the blood thereof round about CHAPTER 4
upon the altar. 1 And the LORD spake unto
9 And he shall offer of the sacrifice Moses, saying,
of the peace offering an offering 2 Speak unto the children of Israel,
made by fire unto the LORD; the fat saying, If a soul shall sin through
thereof, and the whole rump, it shall ignorance against any of the com-
he take off hard by the backbone; mandments of the LORD concerning
and the fat that covereth the in- things which ought not to be done,
wards, and all the fat that is upon and shall do against any of them:
the inwards, 3 If the priest that is anointed do
10 And the two kidneys, and the sin according to the sin of the peo-
fat that is upon them, which is by ple; then let him bring for his sin,
the flanks, and the caul above the which he hath sinned, a young bul-
liver, with the kidneys, it shall he lock without blemish unto the
take away. LORD for a sin offering.
11 And the priest shall burn it 4 And he shall bring the bullock
upon the altar: it is the food of the unto the door of the tabernacle of
offering made by fire unto the the congregation before the LORD;
LORD. and shall lay his hand upon the bul-
12 ¶ And if his offering be a goat, lock's head, and kill the bullock be-
then he shall offer it before the fore the LORD.

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5 And the priest that is anointed which should not be done, and are
shall take of the bullock's blood, and guilty;
bring it to the tabernacle of the con- 14 When the sin, which they have
gregation: sinned against it, is known, then the
6 And the priest shall dip his finger congregation shall offer a young bul-
in the blood, and sprinkle of the lock for the sin, and bring him be-
blood seven times before the LORD, fore the tabernacle of the congrega-
before the vail of the sanctuar y. tion.
7 And the priest shall put some of 15 And the elders of the congrega-
the blood upon the horns of the altar tion shall lay their hands upon the
of sweet incense before the LORD, head of the bullock before the
which is in the tabernacle of the LORD: and the bullock shall be
congregation; and shall pour all the killed before the LORD.
blood of the bullock at the bottom 16 And the priest that is anointed
of the altar of the burnt offering, shall bring of the bullock's blood to
which is at the door of the taberna- the tabernacle of the congregation:
cle of the congregation. 17 And the priest shall dip his fin-
8 And he shall take off from it all ger in some of the blood, and sprin-
the fat of the bullock for the sin of- kle it seven times before the LORD,
fering; the fat that covereth the in- even before the vail.
wards, and all the fat that is upon 18 And he shall put some of the
the inwards, blood upon the horns of the altar
9 And the two kidneys, and the fat which is before the LORD, that is in
that is upon them, which is by the the tabernacle of the congregation,
flanks, and the caul above the liver, and shall pour out all the blood at
with the kidneys, it shall he take the bottom of the altar of the burnt
away, offering, which is at the door of the
10 As it was taken off from the bul- tabernacle of the congregation.
lock of the sacrifice of peace offer- 19 And he shall take all his fat
ings: and the priest shall burn them from him, and burn it upon the al-
upon the altar of the burnt offering. tar.
11 And the skin of the bullock, and 20 And he shall do with the bul-
all his flesh, with his head, and with lock as he did with the bullock for a
his legs, and his inwards, and his sin offering, so shall he do with this:
dung, and the priest shall make an atone-
12 Even the whole bullock shall he ment for them, and it shall be for-
carry forth without the camp unto a given them.
clean place, where the ashes are 21 And he shall carry forth the bul-
poured out, and burn him on the lock without the camp, and burn
wood with fire: where the ashes are him as he burned the first bullock: it
poured out shall he be burnt. is a sin offering for the congregation.
13 ¶ And if the whole congregation 22 ¶ When a ruler hath sinned, and
of Israel sin through ignorance, and done somewhat through ignorance
the thing be hid from the eyes of the against any of the commandments of
assembly, and they have done some- the LORD his God concerning things
what against any of the command- which should not be done, and is
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23 Or if his sin, wherein he hath unto the LORD; and the priest shall
sinned, come to his knowledge; he make an atonement for him, and it
shall bring his offering, a kid of the shall be forgiven him.
goats, a male without blemish: 32 And if he bring a lamb for a sin
24 And he shall lay his hand upon offering, he shall bring it a female
the head of the goat, and kill it in without blemish.
the place where they kill the burnt 33 And he shall lay his hand upon
offering before the LORD: it is a sin the head of the sin offering, and slay
offering. it for a sin offering in the place
25 And the priest shall take of the where they kill the burnt offering.
blood of the sin offering with his 34 And the priest shall take of the
finger, and put it upon the horns of blood of the sin offering with his
the altar of burnt offering, and shall finger, and put it upon the horns of
pour out his blood at the bottom of the altar of burnt offering, and shall
the altar of burnt offering. pour out all the blood thereof at the
26 And he shall burn all his fat bottom of the altar:
upon the altar, as the fat of the sac- 35 And he shall take away all the
rifice of peace offerings: and the fat thereof, as the fat of the lamb is
priest shall make an atonement for taken away from the sacrifice of the
him as concerning his sin, and it peace offerings; and the priest shall
shall be forgiven him. burn them upon the altar, according
27 ¶ And if any one of the common to the offerings made by fire unto
people sin through ignorance, while the LORD: and the priest shall make
he doeth somewhat against any of the an atonement for his sin that he hath
commandments of the LORD con- committed, and it shall be forgiven
cerning things which ought not to be him.
done, and be guilty;
28 Or if his sin, which he hath CHAPTER 5
sinned, come to his knowledge: then 1 And if a soul sin, and hear the
he shall bring his offering, a kid of voice of swearing, and is a witness,
the goats, a female without blemish, whether he hath seen or known of it;
for his sin which he hath sinned. if he do not utter it, then he shall
29 And he shall lay his hand upon bear his iniquity.
the head of the sin offering, and slay 2 Or if a soul touch any unclean
the sin offering in the place of the thing, whether it be a carcase of an
burnt offering. unclean beast, or a carcase of un-
30 And the priest shall take of the clean cattle, or the carcase of un-
blood thereof with his finger, and clean creeping things, and if it be
put it upon the horns of the altar of hidden from him; he also shall be
burnt offering, and shall pour out all unclean, and guilty.
the blood thereof at the bottom of 3 Or if he touch the uncleanness of
the altar. man, whatsoever uncleanness it be
31 And he shall take away all the that a man shall be defiled withal,
fat thereof, as the fat is taken away and it be hid from him; when he
from off the sacrifice of peace offer- knoweth of it, then he shall be
ings; and the priest shall burn it guilty.
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with his lips to do evil, or to do thereon: for it is a sin offering.


good, whatsoever it be that a man 12 Then shall he bring it to the
shall pronounce with an oath, and it priest, and the priest shall take his
be hid from him; when he knoweth handful of it, even a memorial
of it, then he shall be guilty in one thereof, and burn it on the altar, ac-
of these. cording to the offerings made by fire
5 And it shall be, when he shall be unto the LORD: it is a sin offering.
guilty in one of these things, that he 13 And the priest shall make an
shall confess that he hath sinned in atonement for him as touching his
that thing: sin that he hath sinned in one of
6 And he shall bring his trespass these, and it shall be forgiven him:
offering unto the LORD for his sin and the remnant shall be the priest's,
which he hath sinned, a female from as a meat offering.
the flock, a lamb or a kid of the 14 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
goats, for a sin offering; and the Moses, saying,
priest shall make an atonement for 15 If a soul commit a trespass, and
him concerning his sin. sin through ignorance, in the holy
7 And if he be not able to bring a things of the LORD; then he shall
lamb, then he shall bring for his bring for his trespass unto the
trespass, which he hath committed, LORD a ram without blemish out of
two turtledoves, or two young pi- the flocks, with thy estimation by
geons, unto the LORD; one for a sin shekels of silver, after the shekel of
offering, and the other for a burnt the sanctuary, for a trespass offering:
offering. 16 And he shall make amends for
8 And he shall bring them unto the the harm that he hath done in the
priest, who shall offer that which is holy thing, and shall add the fifth
for the sin offering first, and wring part thereto, and give it unto the
off his head from his neck, but shall priest: and the priest shall make an
not divide it asunder: atonement for him with the ram of
9 And he shall sprinkle of the the trespass offering, and it shall be
blood of the sin offering upon the forgiven him.
side of the altar; and the rest of the 17 ¶ And if a soul sin, and commit
blood shall be wrung out at the bot- any of these things which are forbid-
tom of the altar: it is a sin offering. den to be done by the command-
10 And he shall offer the second for ments of the LORD; though he wist
a burnt offering, according to the it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear
manner: and the priest shall make an his iniquity.
atonement for him for his sin which 18 And he shall bring a ram with-
he hath sinned, and it shall be for- out blemish out of the flock, with
given him. thy estimation, for a trespass offer-
11 ¶ But if he be not able to bring ing, unto the priest: and the priest
two turtledoves, or two young pi- shall make an atonement for him
geons, then he that sinned shall concerning his ignorance wherein he
bring for his offering the tenth part erred and wist it not, and it shall be
of an ephah of fine flour for a sin forgiven him.
offering; he shall put no oil upon it, 19 It is a trespass offering: he hath
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LORD. linen garment, and his linen


breeches shall he put upon his flesh,
CHAPTER 6 and take up the ashes which the fire
1 And the LORD spake unto hath consumed with the burnt offer-
Moses, saying, ing on the altar, and he shall put
2 If a soul sin, and commit a tres- them beside the altar.
pass against the LORD, and lie unto 11 And he shall put off his gar-
his neighbour in that which was de- ments, and put on other garments,
livered him to keep, or in fellowship, and carry forth the ashes without the
or in a thing taken away by violence, camp unto a clean place.
or hath deceived his neighbour; 12 And the fire upon the altar shall
3 Or have found that which was be burning in it; it shall not be put
lost, and lieth concerning it, and out: and the priest shall burn wood
sweareth falsely; in any of all these on it ever y morning, and lay the
that a man doeth, sinning therein: burnt offering in order upon it; and
4 Then it shall be, because he hath he shall burn thereon the fat of the
sinned, and is guilty, that he shall peace offerings.
restore that which he took violently 13 The fire shall ever be burning
away, or the thing which he hath de- upon the altar; it shall never go out.
ceitfully gotten, or that which was 14 ¶ And this is the law of the meat
delivered him to keep, or the lost offering: the sons of Aaron shall of-
thing which he found, fer it before the LORD, before the
5 Or all that about which he hath altar.
sworn falsely; he shall even restore it 15 And he shall take of it his hand-
in the principal, and shall add the ful, of the flour of the meat offering,
fifth part more thereto, and give it and of the oil thereof, and all the
unto him to whom it appertaineth, frankincense which is upon the meat
in the day of his trespass offering. offering, and shall burn it upon the
6 And he shall bring his trespass altar for a sweet savour, even the
offering unto the LORD, a ram memorial of it, unto the LORD.
without blemish out of the flock, 16 And the remainder thereof shall
with thy estimation, for a trespass Aaron and his sons eat: with unleav-
offering, unto the priest: ened bread shall it be eaten in the
7 And the priest shall make an holy place; in the court of the taber-
atonement for him before the nacle of the congregation they shall
LORD: and it shall be forgiven him eat it.
for any thing of all that he hath 17 It shall not be baken with
done in trespassing therein. leaven. I have given it unto them for
8 ¶ And the LORD spake unto their portion of my offerings made
Moses, saying, by fire; it is most holy, as is the sin
9 Command Aaron and his sons, offering, and as the trespass offering.
saying, This is the law of the burnt 18 All the males among the chil-
offering: It is the burnt offering, be- dren of Aaron shall eat of it. It shall
cause of the burning upon the altar be a statute for ever in your genera-
all night unto the morning, and the tions concerning the offerings of the
fire of the altar shall be burning in LORD made by fire: every one that
it. toucheth them shall be holy.
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19 ¶ And the LORD spake unto tabernacle of the congregation to


Moses, saying, reconcile withal in the holy place,
20 This is the offering of Aaron shall be eaten: it shall be burnt in
and of his sons, which they shall of- the fire.
fer unto the LORD in the day when
he is anointed; the tenth part of an CHAPTER 7
ephah of fine flour for a meat offer- 1 Likewise this is the law of the
ing perpetual, half of it in the morn- trespass offering: it is most holy.
ing, and half thereof at night. 2 In the place where they kill the
21 In a pan it shall be made with burnt offering shall they kill the
oil; and when it is baken, thou shalt trespass offering: and the blood
bring it in: and the baken pieces of thereof shall he sprinkle round about
the meat offering shalt thou offer for upon the altar.
a sweet savour unto the LORD. 3 And he shall offer of it all the fat
22 And the priest of his sons that is thereof; the rump, and the fat that
anointed in his stead shall offer it: it covereth the inwards,
is a statute for ever unto the LORD; 4 And the two kidneys, and the fat
it shall be wholly burnt. that is on them, which is by the
23 For ever y meat offering for the flanks, and the caul that is above the
priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall liver, with the kidneys, it shall he
not be eaten. take away:
24 ¶ And the LORD spake unto 5 And the priest shall burn them
Moses, saying, upon the altar for an offering made
25 Speak unto Aaron and to his by fire unto the LORD: it is a tres-
sons, saying, This is the law of the pass offering.
sin offering: In the place where the 6 Ever y male among the priests
burnt offering is killed shall the sin shall eat thereof: it shall be eaten in
offering be killed before the LORD: the holy place: it is most holy.
it is most holy. 7 As the sin offering is, so is the
26 The priest that offereth it for trespass offering: there is one law for
sin shall eat it: in the holy place them: the priest that maketh atone-
shall it be eaten, in the court of the ment therewith shall have it.
tabernacle of the congregation. 8 And the priest that offereth any
27 Whatsoever shall touch the flesh man's burnt offering, even the priest
thereof shall be holy: and when there shall have to himself the skin of the
is sprinkled of the blood thereof burnt offering which he hath of-
upon any garment, thou shalt wash fered.
that whereon it was sprinkled in the 9 And all the meat offering that is
holy place. baken in the oven, and all that is
28 But the earthen vessel wherein it dressed in the fr yingpan, and in the
is sodden shall be broken: and if it pan, shall be the priest's that offer-
be sodden in a brasen pot, it shall be eth it.
both scoured, and rinsed in water. 10 And ever y meat offering, min-
29 All the males among the priests gled with oil, and dr y, shall all the
shall eat thereof: it is most holy. sons of Aaron have, one as much as
30 And no sin offering, whereof another.
any of the blood is brought into the 11 And this is the law of the sacri-

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fice of peace offerings, which he having his uncleanness upon him,


shall offer unto the LORD. even that soul shall be cut off from
12 If he offer it for a thanksgiving, his people.
then he shall offer with the sacrifice 21 Moreover the soul that shall
of thanksgiving unleavened cakes touch any unclean thing, as the un-
mingled with oil, and unleavened cleanness of man, or any unclean
wafers anointed with oil, and cakes beast, or any abominable unclean
mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried. thing, and eat of the flesh of the sac-
13 Besides the cakes, he shall offer rifice of peace offerings, which per-
for his offering leavened bread with tain unto the LORD, even that soul
the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his shall be cut off from his people.
peace offerings. 22 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
14 And of it he shall offer one out Moses, saying,
of the whole oblation for an heave 23 Speak unto the children of Is-
offering unto the LORD, and it shall rael, saying, Ye shall eat no manner
be the priest's that sprinkleth the of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat.
blood of the peace offerings. 24 And the fat of the beast that di-
15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of eth of itself, and the fat of that
his peace offerings for thanksgiving which is torn with beasts, may be
shall be eaten the same day that it is used in any other use: but ye shall in
offered; he shall not leave any of it no wise eat of it.
until the morning. 25 For whosoever eateth the fat of
16 But if the sacrifice of his offer- the beast, of which men offer an of-
ing be a vow, or a voluntary offering, fering made by fire unto the LORD,
it shall be eaten the same day that he even the soul that eateth it shall be
offereth his sacrifice: and on the cut off from his people.
morrow also the remainder of it shall 26 Moreover ye shall eat no manner
be eaten: of blood, whether it be of fowl or of
17 But the remainder of the flesh beast, in any of your dwellings.
of the sacrifice on the third day shall 27 Whatsoever soul it be that
be burnt with fire. eateth any manner of blood, even
18 And if any of the flesh of the that soul shall be cut off from his
sacrifice of his peace offerings be people.
eaten at all on the third day, it shall 28 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
not be accepted, neither shall it be Moses, saying,
imputed unto him that offereth it: it 29 Speak unto the children of Is-
shall be an abomination, and the rael, saying, He that offereth the
soul that eateth of it shall bear his sacrifice of his peace offerings unto
iniquity. the LORD shall bring his oblation
19 And the flesh that toucheth any unto the LORD of the sacrifice of
unclean thing shall not be eaten; it his peace offerings.
shall be burnt with fire: and as for 30 His own hands shall bring the
the flesh, all that be clean shall eat offerings of the LORD made by fire,
thereof. the fat with the breast, it shall he
20 But the soul that eateth of the bring, that the breast may be waved
flesh of the sacrifice of peace offer- for a wave offering before the
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31 And the priest shall burn the fat 2 Take Aaron and his sons with
upon the altar: but the breast shall him, and the garments, and the
be Aaron's and his sons'. anointing oil, and a bullock for the
32 And the right shoulder shall ye sin offering, and two rams, and a
give unto the priest for an heave of- basket of unleavened bread;
fering of the sacrifices of your peace 3 And gather thou all the congrega-
offerings. tion together unto the door of the
33 He among the sons of Aaron, tabernacle of the congregation.
that offereth the blood of the peace 4 And Moses did as the LORD
offerings, and the fat, shall have the commanded him; and the assembly
right shoulder for his part. was gathered together unto the door
34 For the wave breast and the of the tabernacle of the congrega-
heave shoulder have I taken of the tion.
children of Israel from off the sacri- 5 And Moses said unto the congre-
fices of their peace offerings, and gation, This is the thing which the
have given them unto Aaron the LORD commanded to be done.
priest and unto his sons by a statute 6 And Moses brought Aaron and
for ever from among the children of his sons, and washed them with wa-
Israel. ter.
35 ¶ This is the portion of the 7 And he put upon him the coat,
anointing of Aaron, and of the and girded him with the girdle, and
anointing of his sons, out of the of- clothed him with the robe, and put
ferings of the LORD made by fire, in the ephod upon him, and he girded
the day when he presented them to him with the curious girdle of the
minister unto the LORD in the ephod, and bound it unto him
priest's office; therewith.
36 Which the LORD commanded 8 And he put the breastplate upon
to be given them of the children of him: also he put in the breastplate
Israel, in the day that he anointed the Urim and the Thummim.
them, by a statute for ever through- 9 And he put the mitre upon his
out their generations. head; also upon the mitre, even upon
37 This is the law of the burnt of- his forefront, did he put the golden
fering, of the meat offering, and of plate, the holy crown; as the LORD
the sin offering, and of the trespass commanded Moses.
offering, and of the consecrations, 10 And Moses took the anointing
and of the sacrifice of the peace of- oil, and anointed the tabernacle and
ferings; all that was therein, and sanctified
38 Which the LORD commanded them.
Moses in mount Sinai, in the day 11 And he sprinkled thereof upon
that he commanded the children of the altar seven times, and anointed
Israel to offer their oblations unto the altar and all his vessels, both the
the LORD, in the wilderness of Si- laver and his foot, to sanctify them.
nai. 12 And he poured of the anointing
oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed
CHAPTER 8 him, to sanctify him.
1 And the LORD spake unto 13 And Moses brought Aaron's
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girded them with girdles, and put upon the thumb of his right hand,
bonnets upon them; as the LORD and upon the great toe of his right
commanded Moses. foot.
14 And he brought the bullock for 24 And he brought Aaron's sons,
the sin offering: and Aaron and his and Moses put of the blood upon the
sons laid their hands upon the head tip of their right ear, and upon the
of the bullock for the sin offering. thumbs of their right hands, and
15 And he slew it; and Moses took upon the great toes of their right
the blood, and put it upon the horns feet: and Moses sprinkled the blood
of the altar round about with his upon the altar round about.
finger, and purified the altar, and 25 And he took the fat, and the
poured the blood at the bottom of rump, and all the fat that was upon
the altar, and sanctified it, to make the inwards, and the caul above the
reconciliation upon it. liver, and the two kidneys, and their
16 And he took all the fat that was fat, and the right shoulder:
upon the inwards, and the caul above 26 And out of the basket of unleav-
the liver, and the two kidneys, and ened bread, that was before the
their fat, and Moses burned it upon LORD, he took one unleavened
the altar. cake, and a cake of oiled bread, and
17 But the bullock, and his hide, one wafer, and put them on the fat,
his flesh, and his dung, he burnt and upon the right shoulder:
with fire without the camp; as the 27 And he put all upon Aaron's
LORD commanded Moses. hands, and upon his sons' hands,
18 ¶ And he brought the ram for and waved them for a wave offering
the burnt offering: and Aaron and before the LORD.
his sons laid their hands upon the 28 And Moses took them from off
head of the ram. their hands, and burnt them on the
19 And he killed it; and Moses altar upon the burnt offering: they
sprinkled the blood upon the altar were consecrations for a sweet sa-
round about. vour: it is an offering made by fire
20 And he cut the ram into pieces; unto the LORD.
and Moses burnt the head, and the 29 And Moses took the breast, and
pieces, and the fat. waved it for a wave offering before
21 And he washed the inwards and the LORD: for of the ram of conse-
the legs in water; and Moses burnt cration it was Moses' part; as the
the whole ram upon the altar: it was LORD commanded Moses.
a burnt sacrifice for a sweet savour, 30 And Moses took of the anoint-
and an offering made by fire unto ing oil, and of the blood which was
the LORD; as the LORD com- upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon
manded Moses. Aaron, and upon his garments, and
22 ¶ And he brought the other ram, upon his sons, and upon his sons'
the ram of consecration: and Aaron garments with him; and sanctified
and his sons laid their hands upon Aaron, and his garments, and his
the head of the ram. sons, and his sons' garments with
23 And he slew it; and Moses took him.
of the blood of it, and put it upon 31 ¶ And Moses said unto Aaron
the tip of Aaron's right ear, and and to his sons, Boil the flesh at the

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door of the tabernacle of the congre- Moses commanded before the taber-
gation: and there eat it with the nacle of the congregation: and all
bread that is in the basket of conse- the congregation drew near and
crations, as I commanded, saying, stood before the LORD.
Aaron and his sons shall eat it. 6 And Moses said, This is the thing
32 And that which remaineth of the which the LORD commanded that
flesh and of the bread shall ye burn ye should do: and the glory of the
with fire. LORD shall appear unto you.
33 And ye shall not go out of the 7 And Moses said unto Aaron, Go
door of the tabernacle of the congre- unto the altar, and offer thy sin of-
gation in seven days, until the days fering, and thy burnt offering, and
of your consecration be at an end: make an atonement for thyself, and
for seven days shall he consecrate for the people: and offer the offering
you. of the people, and make an atone-
34 As he hath done this day, so the ment for them; as the LORD com-
LORD hath commanded to do, to manded.
make an atonement for you. 8 ¶ Aaron therefore went unto the
35 Therefore shall ye abide at the altar, and slew the calf of the sin of-
door of the tabernacle of the congre- fering, which was for himself.
gation day and night seven days, and 9 And the sons of Aaron brought
keep the charge of the LORD, that the blood unto him: and he dipped
ye die not: for so I am commanded. his finger in the blood, and put it
36 So Aaron and his sons did all upon the horns of the altar, and
things which the LORD commanded poured out the blood at the bottom
by the hand of Moses. of the altar:
10 But the fat, and the kidneys,
CHAPTER 9 and the caul above the liver of the
1 And it came to pass on the eighth sin offering, he burnt upon the altar;
day, that Moses called Aaron and his as the LORD commanded Moses.
sons, and the elders of Israel; 11 And the flesh and the hide he
2 And he said unto Aaron, Take burnt with fire without the camp.
thee a young calf for a sin offering, 12 And he slew the burnt offering;
and a ram for a burnt offering, with- and Aaron's sons presented unto him
out blemish, and offer them before the blood, which he sprinkled round
the LORD. about upon the altar.
3 And unto the children of Israel 13 And they presented the burnt
thou shalt speak, saying, Take ye a offering unto him, with the pieces
kid of the goats for a sin offering; thereof, and the head: and he burnt
and a calf and a lamb, both of the them upon the altar.
first year, without blemish, for a 14 And he did wash the inwards
burnt offering; and the legs, and burnt them upon
4 Also a bullock and a ram for the burnt offering on the altar.
peace offerings, to sacrifice before 15 ¶ And he brought the people's
the LORD; and a meat offering min- offering, and took the goat, which
gled with oil: for to day the LORD was the sin offering for the people,
will appear unto you. and slew it, and offered it for sin, as
5 ¶ And they brought that which the first.

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16 And he brought the burnt offer- commanded them not.


ing, and offered it according to the 2 And there went out fire from the
manner. LORD, and devoured them, and they
17 And he brought the meat offer- died before the LORD.
ing, and took an handful thereof, 3 Then Moses said unto Aaron,
and burnt it upon the altar, beside This is it that the LORD spake, say-
the burnt sacrifice of the morning. ing, I will be sanctified in them that
18 He slew also the bullock and the come nigh me, and before all the
ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings, people I will be glorified. And Aaron
which was for the people: and held his peace.
Aaron's sons presented unto him the 4 And Moses called Mishael and El-
blood, which he sprinkled upon the zaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle
altar round about, of Aaron, and said unto them, Come
19 And the fat of the bullock and near, carry your brethren from be-
of the ram, the rump, and that fore the sanctuary out of the camp.
which covereth the inwards, and the 5 So they went near, and carried
kidneys, and the caul above the liver: them in their coats out of the camp;
20 And they put the fat upon the as Moses had said.
breasts, and he burnt the fat upon 6 And Moses said unto Aaron, and
the altar: unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his
21 And the breasts and the right sons, Uncover not your heads, nei-
shoulder Aaron waved for a wave of- ther rend your clothes; lest ye die,
fering before the LORD; as Moses and lest wrath come upon all the
commanded. people: but let your brethren, the
22 And Aaron lifted up his hand whole house of Israel, bewail the
toward the people, and blessed them, burning which the LORD hath kin-
and came down from offering of the dled.
sin offering, and the burnt offering, 7 And ye shall not go out from the
and peace offerings. door of the tabernacle of the congre-
23 And Moses and Aaron went into gation, lest ye die: for the anointing
the tabernacle of the congregation, oil of the LORD is upon you. And
and came out, and blessed the peo- they did according to the word of
ple: and the glory of the LORD ap- Moses.
peared unto all the people. 8 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
24 And there came a fire out from Aaron, saying,
before the LORD, and consumed 9 Do not drink wine nor strong
upon the altar the burnt offering and drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee,
the fat: which when all the people when ye go into the tabernacle of the
saw, they shouted, and fell on their congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a
faces. statute for ever throughout your
generations:
CHAPTER 10 10 And that ye may put difference
1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons between holy and unholy, and be-
of Aaron, took either of them his tween unclean and clean;
censer, and put fire therein, and put 11 And that ye may teach the chil-
incense thereon, and offered strange dren of Israel all the statutes which
fire before the LORD, which he the LORD hath spoken unto them
by the hand of Moses.

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12 ¶ And Moses spake unto Aaron, have been accepted in the sight of
and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, the LORD?
his sons that were left, Take the meat 20 And when Moses heard that, he
offering that remaineth of the offer- was content.
ings of the LORD made by fire, and
eat it without leaven beside the al- CHAPTER 11
tar: for it is most holy: 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses
13 And ye shall eat it in the holy and to Aaron, saying unto them,
place, because it is thy due, and thy 2 Speak unto the children of Israel,
sons' due, of the sacrifices of the saying, These are the beasts which ye
LORD made by fire: for so I am shall eat among all the beasts that
commanded. are on the earth.
14 And the wave breast and heave 3 Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and
shoulder shall ye eat in a clean place; is clovenfooted, and cheweth the
thou, and thy sons, and thy daugh- cud, among the beasts, that shall ye
ters with thee: for they be thy due, eat.
and thy sons' due, which are given 4 Nevertheless these shall ye not
out of the sacrifices of peace offer- eat of them that chew the cud, or of
ings of the children of Israel. them that divide the hoof: as the
15 The heave shoulder and the camel, because he cheweth the cud,
wave breast shall they bring with the but divideth not the hoof; he is un-
offerings made by fire of the fat, to clean unto you.
wave it for a wave offering before the 5 And the coney, because he
LORD; and it shall be thine, and thy cheweth the cud, but divideth not
sons' with thee, by a statute for ever; the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
as the LORD hath commanded. 6 And the hare, because he cheweth
16 ¶ And Moses diligently sought the cud, but divideth not the hoof;
the goat of the sin offering, and, be- he is unclean unto you.
hold, it was burnt: and he was angry 7 And the swine, though he divide
with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he
Aaron which were left alive, saying, cheweth not the cud; he is unclean
17 Wherefore have ye not eaten the to you.
sin offering in the holy place, seeing 8 Of their flesh shall ye not eat,
it is most holy, and God hath given it and their carcase shall ye not touch;
you to bear the iniquity of the con- they are unclean to you.
gregation, to make atonement for 9 ¶ These shall ye eat of all that are
them before the LORD? in the waters: whatsoever hath fins
18 Behold, the blood of it was not and scales in the waters, in the seas,
brought in within the holy place: ye and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
should indeed have eaten it in the 10 And all that have not fins and
holy place, as I commanded. scales in the seas, and in the rivers,
19 And Aaron said unto Moses, Be- of all that move in the waters, and of
hold, this day have they offered their any living thing which is in the wa-
sin offering and their burnt offering ters, they shall be an abomination
before the LORD; and such things unto you:
have befallen me: and if I had eaten 11 They shall be even an abomina-
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their flesh, but ye shall have their 26 The carcases of ever y beast which
carcases in abomination. divideth the hoof, and is not cloven-
12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor footed, nor cheweth the cud, are un-
scales in the waters, that shall be an clean unto you: ever y one that
abomination unto you. toucheth them shall be unclean.
13 ¶ And these are they which ye 27 And whatsoever goeth upon his
shall have in abomination among the paws, among all manner of beasts
fowls; they shall not be eaten, they that go on all four, those are unclean
are an abomination: the eagle, and unto you: whoso toucheth their car-
the ossifrage, and the ospray, case shall be unclean until the even.
14 And the vulture, and the kite af- 28 And he that beareth the carcase
ter his kind; of them shall wash his clothes, and
15 Every raven after his kind; be unclean until the even: they are
16 And the owl, and the night unclean unto you.
hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk 29 ¶ These also shall be unclean
after his kind, unto you among the creeping things
17 And the little owl, and the cor- that creep upon the earth; the wea-
morant, and the great owl, sel, and the mouse, and the tortoise
18 And the swan, and the pelican, after his kind,
and the gier eagle, 30 And the ferret, and the chame-
19 And the stork, the heron after leon, and the lizard, and the snail,
her kind, and the lapwing, and the and the mole.
bat. 31 These are unclean to you among
20 All fowls that creep, going upon all that creep: whosoever doth touch
all four, shall be an abomination them, when they be dead, shall be
unto you. unclean until the even.
21 Yet these may ye eat of ever y 32 And upon whatsoever any of
flying creeping thing that goeth them, when they are dead, doth fall,
upon all four, which have legs above it shall be unclean; whether it be any
their feet, to leap withal upon the vessel of wood, or raiment, or skin,
earth; or sack, whatsoever vessel it be,
22 Even these of them ye may eat; wherein any work is done, it must be
the locust after his kind, and the put into water, and it shall be un-
bald locust after his kind, and the clean until the even; so it shall be
beetle after his kind, and the grass- cleansed.
hopper after his kind. 33 And ever y earthen vessel, where-
23 But all other flying creeping into any of them falleth, whatsoever
things, which have four feet, shall be is in it shall be unclean; and ye shall
an abomination unto you. break it.
24 And for these ye shall be un- 34 Of all meat which may be eaten,
clean: whosoever toucheth the car- that on which such water cometh
case of them shall be unclean until shall be unclean: and all drink that
the even. may be drunk in ever y such vessel
25 And whosoever beareth ought of shall be unclean.
the carcase of them shall wash his 35 And ever y thing whereupon any
clothes, and be unclean until the part of their carcase falleth shall be
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ranges for pots, they shall be broken therefore be holy, for I am holy.
down: for they are unclean, and shall 46 This is the law of the beasts,
be unclean unto you. and of the fowl, and of ever y living
36 Nevertheless a fountain or pit, creature that moveth in the waters,
wherein there is plenty of water, shall and of ever y creature that creepeth
be clean: but that which toucheth upon the earth:
their carcase shall be unclean. 47 To make a difference between
37 And if any part of their carcase the unclean and the clean, and be-
fall upon any sowing seed which is tween the beast that may be eaten
to be sown, it shall be clean. and the beast that may not be eaten.
38 But if any water be put upon the
seed, and any part of their carcase CHAPTER 12
fall thereon, it shall be unclean unto 1 And the LORD spake unto
you. Moses, saying,
39 And if any beast, of which ye 2 Speak unto the children of Israel,
may eat, die; he that toucheth the saying, If a woman have conceived
carcase thereof shall be unclean until seed, and born a man child: then she
the even. shall be unclean seven days; accord-
40 And he that eateth of the car- ing to the days of the separation for
case of it shall wash his clothes, and her infirmity shall she be unclean.
be unclean until the even: he also 3 And in the eighth day the flesh of
that beareth the carcase of it shall his foreskin shall be circumcised.
wash his clothes, and be unclean un- 4 And she shall then continue in
til the even. the blood of her purifying three and
41 And ever y creeping thing that thirty days; she shall touch no hal-
creepeth upon the earth shall be an lowed thing, nor come into the sanc-
abomination; it shall not be eaten. tuar y, until the days of her purifying
42 Whatsoever goeth upon the be fulfilled.
belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all 5 But if she bear a maid child, then
four, or whatsoever hath more feet she shall be unclean two weeks, as in
among all creeping things that creep her separation: and she shall con-
upon the earth, them ye shall not tinue in the blood of her purifying
eat; for they are an abomination. threescore and six days.
43 Ye shall not make yourselves 6 And when the days of her purify-
abominable with any creeping thing ing are fulfilled, for a son, or for a
that creepeth, neither shall ye make daughter, she shall bring a lamb of
yourselves unclean with them, that the first year for a burnt offering,
ye should be defiled thereby. and a young pigeon, or a turtledove,
44 For I am the LORD your God: for a sin offering, unto the door of
ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, the tabernacle of the congregation,
and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: unto the priest:
neither shall ye defile yourselves 7 Who shall offer it before the
with any manner of creeping thing LORD, and make an atonement for
that creepeth upon the earth. her; and she shall be cleansed from
45 For I am the LORD that the issue of her blood. This is the
bringeth you up out of the land of law for her that hath born a male or
Egypt, to be your God: ye shall a female.
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lamb, then she shall bring two tur- sing, he shall be seen of the priest
tles, or two young pigeons; the one again:
for the burnt offering, and the other 8 And if the priest see that, behold,
for a sin offering: and the priest the scab spreadeth in the skin, then
shall make an atonement for her, and the priest shall pronounce him un-
she shall be clean. clean: it is a leprosy.
9 ¶ When the plague of leprosy is
CHAPTER 13 in a man, then he shall be brought
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses unto the priest;
and Aaron, saying, 10 And the priest shall see him:
2 When a man shall have in the and, behold, if the rising be white in
skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or the skin, and it have turned the hair
bright spot, and it be in the skin of white, and there be quick raw flesh
his flesh like the plague of leprosy; in the rising;
then he shall be brought unto Aaron 11 It is an old leprosy in the skin
the priest, or unto one of his sons of his flesh, and the priest shall pro-
the priests: nounce him unclean, and shall not
3 And the priest shall look on the shut him up: for he is unclean.
plague in the skin of the flesh: and 12 And if a leprosy break out
when the hair in the plague is turned abroad in the skin, and the leprosy
white, and the plague in sight be cover all the skin of him that hath
deeper than the skin of his flesh, it the plague from his head even to his
is a plague of leprosy: and the priest foot, wheresoever the priest looketh;
shall look on him, and pronounce 13 Then the priest shall consider:
him unclean. and, behold, if the leprosy have cov-
4 If the bright spot be white in the ered all his flesh, he shall pronounce
skin of his flesh, and in sight be not him clean that hath the plague: it is
deeper than the skin, and the hair all turned white: he is clean.
thereof be not turned white; then 14 But when raw flesh appeareth in
the priest shall shut up him that hath him, he shall be unclean.
the plague seven days: 15 And the priest shall see the raw
5 And the priest shall look on him flesh, and pronounce him to be un-
the seventh day: and, behold, if the clean: for the raw flesh is unclean: it
plague in his sight be at a stay, and is a leprosy.
the plague spread not in the skin; 16 Or if the raw flesh turn again,
then the priest shall shut him up and be changed unto white, he shall
seven days more: come unto the priest;
6 And the priest shall look on him 17 And the priest shall see him:
again the seventh day: and, behold, and, behold, if the plague be turned
if the plague be somewhat dark, and into white; then the priest shall pro-
the plague spread not in the skin, nounce him clean that hath the
the priest shall pronounce him clean: plague: he is clean.
it is but a scab: and he shall wash his 18 ¶ The flesh also, in which, even
clothes, and be clean. in the skin thereof, was a boil, and is
7 But if the scab spread much healed,
abroad in the skin, after that he hath 19 And in the place of the boil
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spot, white, and somewhat reddish, but it be somewhat dark; it is a ris-


and it be shewed to the priest; ing of the burning, and the priest
20 And if, when the priest seeth it, shall pronounce him clean: for it is
behold, it be in sight lower than the an inflammation of the burning.
skin, and the hair thereof be turned 29 ¶ If a man or woman have a
white; the priest shall pronounce plague upon the head or the beard;
him unclean: it is a plague of leprosy 30 Then the priest shall see the
broken out of the boil. plague: and, behold, if it be in sight
21 But if the priest look on it, and, deeper than the skin; and there be in
behold, there be no white hairs it a yellow thin hair; then the priest
therein, and if it be not lower than shall pronounce him unclean: it is a
the skin, but be somewhat dark; then dry scall, even a leprosy upon the
the priest shall shut him up seven head or beard.
days: 31 And if the priest look on the
22 And if it spread much abroad in plague of the scall, and, behold, it be
the skin, then the priest shall pro- not in sight deeper than the skin,
nounce him unclean: it is a plague. and that there is no black hair in it;
23 But if the bright spot stay in his then the priest shall shut up him that
place, and spread not, it is a burning hath the plague of the scall seven
boil; and the priest shall pronounce days:
him clean. 32 And in the seventh day the
24 ¶ Or if there be any flesh, in the priest shall look on the plague: and,
skin whereof there is a hot burning, behold, if the scall spread not, and
and the quick flesh that burneth have there be in it no yellow hair, and the
a white bright spot, somewhat red- scall be not in sight deeper than the
dish, or white; skin;
25 Then the priest shall look upon 33 He shall be shaven, but the scall
it: and, behold, if the hair in the shall he not shave; and the priest
bright spot be turned white, and it shall shut up him that hath the scall
be in sight deeper than the skin; it is seven days more:
a leprosy broken out of the burning: 34 And in the seventh day the
wherefore the priest shall pronounce priest shall look on the scall: and,
him unclean: it is the plague of lep- behold, if the scall be not spread in
rosy. the skin, nor be in sight deeper than
26 But if the priest look on it, and, the skin; then the priest shall pro-
behold, there be no white hair in the nounce him clean: and he shall wash
bright spot, and it be no lower than his clothes, and be clean.
the other skin, but be somewhat 35 But if the scall spread much in
dark; then the priest shall shut him the skin after his cleansing;
up seven days: 36 Then the priest shall look on
27 And the priest shall look upon him: and, behold, if the scall be
him the seventh day: and if it be spread in the skin, the priest shall
spread much abroad in the skin, then not seek for yellow hair; he is un-
the priest shall pronounce him un- clean.
clean: it is the plague of leprosy. 37 But if the scall be in his sight at
28 And if the bright spot stay in a stay, and that there is black hair
his place, and spread not in the skin, grown up therein; the scall is healed,

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he is clean: and the priest shall pro- whether in a skin, or in any thing
nounce him clean. made of skin;
38 ¶ If a man also or a woman have 49 And if the plague be greenish or
in the skin of their flesh bright reddish in the garment, or in the
spots, even white bright spots; skin, either in the warp, or in the
39 Then the priest shall look: and, woof, or in any thing of skin; it is a
behold, if the bright spots in the plague of leprosy, and shall be
skin of their flesh be darkish white; shewed unto the priest:
it is a freckled spot that groweth in 50 And the priest shall look upon
the skin; he is clean. the plague, and shut up it that hath
40 And the man whose hair is the plague seven days:
fallen off his head, he is bald; yet is 51 And he shall look on the plague
he clean. on the seventh day: if the plague be
41 And he that hath his hair fallen spread in the garment, either in the
off from the part of his head toward warp, or in the woof, or in a skin, or
his face, he is forehead bald: yet is he in any work that is made of skin; the
clean. plague is a fretting leprosy; it is un-
42 And if there be in the bald head, clean.
or bald forehead, a white reddish 52 He shall therefore burn that
sore; it is a leprosy sprung up in his garment, whether warp or woof, in
bald head, or his bald forehead. woollen or in linen, or any thing of
43 Then the priest shall look upon skin, wherein the plague is: for it is
it: and, behold, if the rising of the a fretting leprosy; it shall be burnt
sore be white reddish in his bald in the fire.
head, or in his bald forehead, as the 53 And if the priest shall look, and,
leprosy appeareth in the skin of the behold, the plague be not spread in
flesh; the garment, either in the warp, or
44 He is a leprous man, he is un- in the woof, or in any thing of skin;
clean: the priest shall pronounce him 54 Then the priest shall command
utterly unclean; his plague is in his that they wash the thing wherein the
head. plague is, and he shall shut it up
45 And the leper in whom the seven days more:
plague is, his clothes shall be rent, 55 And the priest shall look on the
and his head bare, and he shall put a plague, after that it is washed: and,
covering upon his upper lip, and behold, if the plague have not
shall cr y, Unclean, unclean. changed his colour, and the plague
46 All the days wherein the plague be not spread; it is unclean; thou
shall be in him he shall be defiled; he shalt burn it in the fire; it is fret in-
is unclean: he shall dwell alone; ward, whether it be bare within or
without the camp shall his habita- without.
tion be. 56 And if the priest look, and, be-
47 ¶ The garment also that the hold, the plague be somewhat dark
plague of leprosy is in, whether it be after the washing of it; then he shall
a woollen garment, or a linen gar- rend it out of the garment, or out of
ment; the skin, or out of the warp, or out
48 Whether it be in the warp, or of the woof:
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ment, either in the warp, or in the ter, that he may be clean: and after
woof, or in any thing of skin; it is a that he shall come into the camp,
spreading plague: thou shalt burn and shall tarry abroad out of his tent
that wherein the plague is with fire. seven days.
58 And the garment, either warp, 9 But it shall be on the seventh
or woof, or whatsoever thing of skin day, that he shall shave all his hair
it be, which thou shalt wash, if the off his head and his beard and his
plague be departed from them, then eyebrows, even all his hair he shall
it shall be washed the second time, shave off: and he shall wash his
and shall be clean. clothes, also he shall wash his flesh
59 This is the law of the plague of in water, and he shall be clean.
leprosy in a garment of woollen or 10 And on the eighth day he shall
linen, either in the warp, or woof, or take two he lambs without blemish,
any thing of skins, to pronounce it and one ewe lamb of the first year
clean, or to pronounce it unclean. without blemish, and three tenth
deals of fine flour for a meat offer-
CHAPTER 14 ing, mingled with oil, and one log of
1 And the LORD spake unto oil.
Moses, saying, 11 And the priest that maketh him
2 This shall be the law of the leper clean shall present the man that is to
in the day of his cleansing: He shall be made clean, and those things, be-
be brought unto the priest: fore the LORD, at the door of the
3 And the priest shall go forth out tabernacle of the congregation:
of the camp; and the priest shall 12 And the priest shall take one he
look, and, behold, if the plague of lamb, and offer him for a trespass
leprosy be healed in the leper; offering, and the log of oil, and wave
4 Then shall the priest command to them for a wave offering before the
take for him that is to be cleansed LORD:
two birds alive and clean, and cedar 13 And he shall slay the lamb in
wood, and scarlet, and hyssop: the place where he shall kill the sin
5 And the priest shall command offering and the burnt offering, in
that one of the birds be killed in an the holy place: for as the sin offering
earthen vessel over running water: is the priest's, so is the trespass offer-
6 As for the living bird, he shall ing: it is most holy:
take it, and the cedar wood, and the 14 And the priest shall take some of
scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip the blood of the trespass offering,
them and the living bird in the and the priest shall put it upon the
blood of the bird that was killed over tip of the right ear of him that is to
the running water: be cleansed, and upon the thumb of
7 And he shall sprinkle upon him his right hand, and upon the great
that is to be cleansed from the lep- toe of his right foot:
rosy seven times, and shall pro- 15 And the priest shall take some of
nounce him clean, and shall let the the log of oil, and pour it into the
living bird loose into the open field. palm of his own left hand:
8 And he that is to be cleansed 16 And the priest shall dip his
shall wash his clothes, and shave off right finger in the oil that is in his
all his hair, and wash himself in wa- left hand, and shall sprinkle of the

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oil with his finger seven times before take some of the blood of the trespass
the LORD: offering, and put it upon the tip of
17 And of the rest of the oil that is the right ear of him that is to be
in his hand shall the priest put upon cleansed, and upon the thumb of his
the tip of the right ear of him that is right hand, and upon the great toe
to be cleansed, and upon the thumb of his right foot:
of his right hand, and upon the great 26 And the priest shall pour of the
toe of his right foot, upon the blood oil into the palm of his own left
of the trespass offering: hand:
18 And the remnant of the oil that 27 And the priest shall sprinkle
is in the priest's hand he shall pour with his right finger some of the oil
upon the head of him that is to be that is in his left hand seven times
cleansed: and the priest shall make before the LORD:
an atonement for him before the 28 And the priest shall put of the
LORD. oil that is in his hand upon the tip
19 And the priest shall offer the sin of the right ear of him that is to be
offering, and make an atonement for cleansed, and upon the thumb of his
him that is to be cleansed from his right hand, and upon the great toe
uncleanness; and after ward he shall of his right foot, upon the place of
kill the burnt offering: the blood of the trespass offering:
20 And the priest shall offer the 29 And the rest of the oil that is in
burnt offering and the meat offering the priest's hand he shall put upon
upon the altar: and the priest shall the head of him that is to be
make an atonement for him, and he cleansed, to make an atonement for
shall be clean. him before the LORD.
21 And if he be poor, and cannot 30 And he shall offer the one of the
get so much; then he shall take one turtledoves, or of the young pigeons,
lamb for a trespass offering to be such as he can get;
waved, to make an atonement for 31 Even such as he is able to get,
him, and one tenth deal of fine flour the one for a sin offering, and the
mingled with oil for a meat offering, other for a burnt offering, with the
and a log of oil; meat offering: and the priest shall
22 And two turtledoves, or two make an atonement for him that is
young pigeons, such as he is able to to be cleansed before the LORD.
get; and the one shall be a sin offer- 32 This is the law of him in whom
ing, and the other a burnt offering. is the plague of leprosy, whose hand
23 And he shall bring them on the is not able to get that which per-
eighth day for his cleansing unto the taineth to his cleansing.
priest, unto the door of the taberna- 33 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
cle of the congregation, before the Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
LORD. 34 When ye be come into the land
24 And the priest shall take the of Canaan, which I give to you for a
lamb of the trespass offering, and possession, and I put the plague of
the log of oil, and the priest shall leprosy in a house of the land of
wave them for a wave offering before your possession;
the LORD: 35 And he that owneth the house
25 And he shall kill the lamb of the shall come and tell the priest, say-
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ing, It seemeth to me there is as it house; and he shall carry them forth


were a plague in the house: out of the city into an unclean place.
36 Then the priest shall command 46 Moreover he that goeth into the
that they empty the house, before house all the while that it is shut up
the priest go into it to see the shall be unclean until the even.
plague, that all that is in the house 47 And he that lieth in the house
be not made unclean: and after ward shall wash his clothes; and he that
the priest shall go in to see the eateth in the house shall wash his
house: clothes.
37 And he shall look on the plague, 48 And if the priest shall come in,
and, behold, if the plague be in the and look upon it, and, behold, the
walls of the house with hollow plague hath not spread in the house,
strakes, greenish or reddish, which after the house was plaistered: then
in sight are lower than the wall; the priest shall pronounce the house
38 Then the priest shall go out of clean, because the plague is healed.
the house to the door of the house, 49 And he shall take to cleanse the
and shut up the house seven days: house two birds, and cedar wood,
39 And the priest shall come again and scarlet, and hyssop:
the seventh day, and shall look: and, 50 And he shall kill the one of the
behold, if the plague be spread in birds in an earthen vessel over run-
the walls of the house; ning water:
40 Then the priest shall command 51 And he shall take the cedar
that they take away the stones in wood, and the hyssop, and the scar-
which the plague is, and they shall let, and the living bird, and dip
cast them into an unclean place them in the blood of the slain bird,
without the city: and in the running water, and sprin-
41 And he shall cause the house to kle the house seven times:
be scraped within round about, and 52 And he shall cleanse the house
they shall pour out the dust that with the blood of the bird, and with
they scrape off without the city into the running water, and with the liv-
an unclean place: ing bird, and with the cedar wood,
42 And they shall take other and with the hyssop, and with the
stones, and put them in the place of scarlet:
those stones; and he shall take other 53 But he shall let go the living
morter, and shall plaister the house. bird out of the city into the open
43 And if the plague come again, fields, and make an atonement for
and break out in the house, after the house: and it shall be clean.
that he hath taken away the stones, 54 This is the law for all manner of
and after he hath scraped the house, plague of leprosy, and scall,
and after it is plaistered; 55 And for the leprosy of a gar-
44 Then the priest shall come and ment, and of a house,
look, and, behold, if the plague be 56 And for a rising, and for a scab,
spread in the house, it is a fretting and for a bright spot:
leprosy in the house: it is unclean. 57 To teach when it is unclean, and
45 And he shall break down the when it is clean: this is the law of
house, the stones of it, and the tim- leprosy.
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CHAPTER 15 wash his clothes, and bathe himself


1 And the LORD spake unto Moses in water, and be unclean until the
and to Aaron, saying, even.
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, 12 And the vessel of earth, that he
and say unto them, When any man toucheth which hath the issue, shall
hath a running issue out of his flesh, be broken: and every vessel of wood
because of his issue he is unclean. shall be rinsed in water.
3 And this shall be his uncleanness 13 And when he that hath an issue
in his issue: whether his flesh run is cleansed of his issue; then he shall
with his issue, or his flesh be number to himself seven days for his
stopped from his issue, it is his un- cleansing, and wash his clothes, and
cleanness. bathe his flesh in running water, and
4 Every bed, whereon he lieth that shall be clean.
hath the issue, is unclean: and every 14 And on the eighth day he shall
thing, whereon he sitteth, shall be take to him two turtledoves, or two
unclean. young pigeons, and come before the
5 And whosoever toucheth his bed LORD unto the door of the taberna-
shall wash his clothes, and bathe cle of the congregation, and give
himself in water, and be unclean un- them unto the priest:
til the even. 15 And the priest shall offer them,
6 And he that sitteth on any thing the one for a sin offering, and the
whereon he sat that hath the issue other for a burnt offering; and the
shall wash his clothes, and bathe priest shall make an atonement for
himself in water, and be unclean un- him before the LORD for his issue.
til the even. 16 And if any man's seed of copu-
7 And he that toucheth the flesh of lation go out from him, then he shall
him that hath the issue shall wash wash all his flesh in water, and be
his clothes, and bathe himself in wa- unclean until the even.
ter, and be unclean until the even. 17 And ever y garment, and ever y
8 And if he that hath the issue spit skin, whereon is the seed of copula-
upon him that is clean; then he shall tion, shall be washed with water, and
wash his clothes, and bathe himself be unclean until the even.
in water, and be unclean until the 18 The woman also with whom
even. man shall lie with seed of copula-
9 And what saddle soever he rideth tion, they shall both bathe themselves
upon that hath the issue shall be un- in water, and be unclean until the
clean. even.
10 And whosoever toucheth any 19 ¶ And if a woman have an issue,
thing that was under him shall be and her issue in her flesh be blood,
unclean until the even: and he that she shall be put apart seven days:
beareth any of those things shall and whosoever toucheth her shall be
wash his clothes, and bathe himself unclean until the even.
in water, and be unclean until the 20 And ever y thing that she lieth
even. upon in her separation shall be un-
11 And whomsoever he toucheth clean: ever y thing also that she sit-
that hath the issue, and hath not teth upon shall be unclean.
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shall wash his clothes, and bathe fore the LORD for the issue of her
himself in water, and be unclean un- uncleanness.
til the even. 31 Thus shall ye separate the chil-
22 And whosoever toucheth any dren of Israel from their unclean-
thing that she sat upon shall wash ness; that they die not in their un-
his clothes, and bathe himself in wa- cleanness, when they defile my tab-
ter, and be unclean until the even. ernacle that is among them.
23 And if it be on her bed, or on 32 This is the law of him that hath
any thing whereon she sitteth, when an issue, and of him whose seed
he toucheth it, he shall be unclean goeth from him, and is defiled
until the even. therewith;
24 And if any man lie with her at 33 And of her that is sick of her
all, and her flowers be upon him, he flowers, and of him that hath an is-
shall be unclean seven days; and all sue, of the man, and of the woman,
the bed whereon he lieth shall be and of him that lieth with her that is
unclean. unclean.
25 And if a woman have an issue of
her blood many days out of the time CHAPTER 16
of her separation, or if it run beyond 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses
the time of her separation; all the after the death of the two sons of
days of the issue of her uncleanness Aaron, when they offered before the
shall be as the days of her separa- LORD, and died;
tion: she shall be unclean. 2 And the LORD said unto Moses,
26 Every bed whereon she lieth all Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that
the days of her issue shall be unto he come not at all times into the
her as the bed of her separation: and holy place within the vail before the
whatsoever she sitteth upon shall be mercy seat, which is upon the ark;
unclean, as the uncleanness of her that he die not: for I will appear in
separation. the cloud upon the mercy seat.
27 And whosoever toucheth those 3 Thus shall Aaron come into the
things shall be unclean, and shall holy place: with a young bullock for
wash his clothes, and bathe himself a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt
in water, and be unclean until the offering.
even. 4 He shall put on the holy linen
28 But if she be cleansed of her is- coat, and he shall have the linen
sue, then she shall number to herself breeches upon his flesh, and shall be
seven days, and after that she shall girded with a linen girdle, and with
be clean. the linen mitre shall he be attired:
29 And on the eighth day she shall these are holy garments; therefore
take unto her two turtles, or two shall he wash his flesh in water, and
young pigeons, and bring them unto so put them on.
the priest, to the door of the taber- 5 And he shall take of the congre-
nacle of the congregation. gation of the children of Israel two
30 And the priest shall offer the kids of the goats for a sin offering,
one for a sin offering, and the other and one ram for a burnt offering.
for a burnt offering; and the priest 6 And Aaron shall offer his bullock
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self, and make an atonement for and before the mercy seat:
himself, and for his house. 16 And he shall make an atonement
7 And he shall take the two goats, for the holy place, because of the un-
and present them before the LORD cleanness of the children of Israel,
at the door of the tabernacle of the and because of their transgressions
congregation. in all their sins: and so shall he do
8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon for the tabernacle of the congrega-
the two goats; one lot for the tion, that remaineth among them in
LORD, and the other lot for the the midst of their uncleanness.
scapegoat. 17 And there shall be no man in
9 And Aaron shall bring the goat the tabernacle of the congregation
upon which the LORD'S lot fell, when he goeth in to make an atone-
and offer him for a sin offering. ment in the holy place, until he
10 But the goat, on which the lot come out, and have made an atone-
fell to be the scapegoat, shall be pre- ment for himself, and for his house-
sented alive before the LORD, to hold, and for all the congregation of
make an atonement with him, and to Israel.
let him go for a scapegoat into the 18 And he shall go out unto the al-
wilderness. tar that is before the LORD, and
11 And Aaron shall bring the bul- make an atonement for it; and shall
lock of the sin offering, which is for take of the blood of the bullock, and
himself, and shall make an atone- of the blood of the goat, and put it
ment for himself, and for his house, upon the horns of the altar round
and shall kill the bullock of the sin about.
offering which is for himself: 19 And he shall sprinkle of the
12 And he shall take a censer full blood upon it with his finger seven
of burning coals of fire from off the times, and cleanse it, and hallow it
altar before the LORD, and his from the uncleanness of the children
hands full of sweet incense beaten of Israel.
small, and bring it within the vail: 20 ¶ And when he hath made an
13 And he shall put the incense end of reconciling the holy place,
upon the fire before the LORD, that and the tabernacle of the congrega-
the cloud of the incense may cover tion, and the altar, he shall bring the
the mercy seat that is upon the tes- live goat:
timony, that he die not: 21 And Aaron shall lay both his
14 And he shall take of the blood hands upon the head of the live goat,
of the bullock, and sprinkle it with and confess over him all the iniqui-
his finger upon the mercy seat east- ties of the children of Israel, and all
ward; and before the mercy seat shall their transgressions in all their sins,
he sprinkle of the blood with his putting them upon the head of the
finger seven times. goat, and shall send him away by the
15 ¶ Then shall he kill the goat of hand of a fit man into the wilder-
the sin offering, that is for the peo- ness:
ple, and bring his blood within the 22 And the goat shall bear upon
vail, and do with that blood as he him all their iniquities unto a land
did with the blood of the bullock, not inhabited: and he shall let go the
and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, goat in the wilderness.
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tabernacle of the congregation, and fice in his father's stead, shall make
shall put off the linen garments, the atonement, and shall put on the
which he put on when he went into linen clothes, even the holy gar-
the holy place, and shall leave them ments:
there: 33 And he shall make an atonement
24 And he shall wash his flesh with for the holy sanctuar y, and he shall
water in the holy place, and put on make an atonement for the taberna-
his garments, and come forth, and cle of the congregation, and for the
offer his burnt offering, and the altar, and he shall make an atone-
burnt offering of the people, and ment for the priests, and for all the
make an atonement for himself, and people of the congregation.
for the people. 34 And this shall be an everlasting
25 And the fat of the sin offering statute unto you, to make an atone-
shall he burn upon the altar. ment for the children of Israel for all
26 And he that let go the goat for their sins once a year. And he did as
the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, the LORD commanded Moses.
and bathe his flesh in water, and af-
ter ward come into the camp. CHAPTER 17
27 And the bullock for the sin of- 1 And the LORD spake unto
fering, and the goat for the sin offer- Moses, saying,
ing, whose blood was brought in to 2 Speak unto Aaron, and unto his
make atonement in the holy place, sons, and unto all the children of
shall one carry forth without the Israel, and say unto them; This is the
camp; and they shall burn in the fire thing which the LORD hath com-
their skins, and their flesh, and their manded, saying,
dung. 3 What man soever there be of the
28 And he that burneth them shall house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or
wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that
in water, and after ward he shall killeth it out of the camp,
come into the camp. 4 And bringeth it not unto the
29 ¶ And this shall be a statute for door of the tabernacle of the congre-
ever unto you: that in the seventh gation, to offer an offering unto the
month, on the tenth day of the LORD before the tabernacle of the
month, ye shall afflict your souls, LORD; blood shall be imputed unto
and do no work at all, whether it be that man; he hath shed blood; and
one of your own countr y, or a that man shall be cut off from
stranger that sojourneth among you: among his people:
30 For on that day shall the priest 5 To the end that the children of
make an atonement for you, to Israel may bring their sacrifices,
cleanse you, that ye may be clean which they offer in the open field,
from all your sins before the LORD. even that they may bring them unto
31 It shall be a sabbath of rest unto the LORD, unto the door of the tab-
you, and ye shall afflict your souls, ernacle of the congregation, unto the
by a statute for ever. priest, and offer them for peace of-
32 And the priest, whom he shall ferings unto the LORD.
anoint, and whom he shall conse- 6 And the priest shall sprinkle the
crate to minister in the priest's of- blood upon the altar of the LORD at
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congregation, and burn the fat for a flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever
sweet savour unto the LORD. eateth it shall be cut off.
7 And they shall no more offer 15 And ever y soul that eateth that
their sacrifices unto devils, after which died of itself, or that which
whom they have gone a whoring. was torn with beasts, whether it be
This shall be a statute for ever unto one of your own countr y, or a
them throughout their generations. stranger, he shall both wash his
8 ¶ And thou shalt say unto them, clothes, and bathe himself in water,
Whatsoever man there be of the and be unclean until the even: then
house of Israel, or of the strangers shall he be clean.
which sojourn among you, that of- 16 But if he wash them not, nor
fereth a burnt offering or sacrifice, bathe his flesh; then he shall bear his
9 And bringeth it not unto the iniquity.
door of the tabernacle of the congre-
gation, to offer it unto the LORD; CHAPTER 18
even that man shall be cut off from 1 And the LORD spake unto
among his people. Moses, saying,
10 ¶ And whatsoever man there be 2 Speak unto the children of Israel,
of the house of Israel, or of the and say unto them, I am the LORD
strangers that sojourn among you, your God.
that eateth any manner of blood; I 3 After the doings of the land of
will even set my face against that Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not
soul that eateth blood, and will cut do: and after the doings of the land
him off from among his people. of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall
11 For the life of the flesh is in the ye not do: neither shall ye walk in
blood: and I have given it to you their ordinances.
upon the altar to make an atonement 4 Ye shall do my judgments, and
for your souls: for it is the blood keep mine ordinances, to walk
that maketh an atonement for the therein: I am the LORD your God.
soul. 5 Ye shall therefore keep my stat-
12 Therefore I said unto the chil- utes, and my judgments: which if a
dren of Israel, No soul of you shall man do, he shall live in them: I am
eat blood, neither shall any stranger the LORD.
that sojourneth among you eat 6 ¶ None of you shall approach to
blood. any that is near of kin to him, to
13 And whatsoever man there be of uncover their nakedness: I am the
the children of Israel, or of the LORD.
strangers that sojourn among you, 7 The nakedness of thy father, or
which hunteth and catcheth any the nakedness of thy mother, shalt
beast or fowl that may be eaten; he thou not uncover: she is thy mother;
shall even pour out the blood thou shalt not uncover her naked-
thereof, and cover it with dust. ness.
14 For it is the life of all flesh; the 8 The nakedness of thy father's
blood of it is for the life thereof: wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy
therefore I said unto the children of father's nakedness.
Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no 9 The nakedness of thy sister, the
manner of flesh: for the life of all daughter of thy father, or daughter

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of thy mother, whether she be born at 21 And thou shalt not let any of
home, or born abroad, even their na- thy seed pass through the fire to
kedness thou shalt not uncover. Molech, neither shalt thou profane
10 The nakedness of thy son's the name of thy God: I am the
daughter, or of thy daughter's LORD.
daughter, even their nakedness thou 22 Thou shalt not lie with man-
shalt not uncover: for their's is thine kind, as with womankind: it is
own nakedness. abomination.
11 The nakedness of thy father's 23 Neither shalt thou lie with any
wife's daughter, begotten of thy fa- beast to defile thyself therewith: nei-
ther, she is thy sister, thou shalt not ther shall any woman stand before a
uncover her nakedness. beast to lie down thereto: it is con-
12 Thou shalt not uncover the na- fusion.
kedness of thy father's sister: she is 24 Defile not ye yourselves in any
thy father's near kinswoman. of these things: for in all these the
13 Thou shalt not uncover the na- nations are defiled which I cast out
kedness of thy mother's sister: for before you:
she is thy mother's near kinswoman. 25 And the land is defiled: there-
14 Thou shalt not uncover the na- fore I do visit the iniquity thereof
kedness of thy father's brother, thou upon it, and the land itself vomiteth
shalt not approach to his wife: she is out her inhabitants.
thine aunt. 26 Ye shall therefore keep my stat-
15 Thou shalt not uncover the na- utes and my judgments, and shall
kedness of thy daughter in law: she not commit any of these abomina-
is thy son's wife; thou shalt not un- tions; neither any of your own na-
cover her nakedness. tion, nor any stranger that sojour-
16 Thou shalt not uncover the na- neth among you:
kedness of thy brother's wife: it is 27 (For all these abominations have
thy brother's nakedness. the men of the land done, which
17 Thou shalt not uncover the na- were before you, and the land is de-
kedness of a woman and her daugh- filed;)
ter, neither shalt thou take her son's 28 That the land spue not you out
daughter, or her daughter's daughter, also, when ye defile it, as it spued
to uncover her nakedness; for they out the nations that were before you.
are her near kinswomen: it is wick- 29 For whosoever shall commit any
edness. of these abominations, even the
18 Neither shalt thou take a wife to souls that commit them shall be cut
her sister, to vex her, to uncover her off from among their people.
nakedness, beside the other in her 30 Therefore shall ye keep mine or-
life time. dinance, that ye commit not any one
19 Also thou shalt not approach of these abominable customs, which
unto a woman to uncover her naked- were committed before you, and that
ness, as long as she is put apart for ye defile not yourselves therein: I am
her uncleanness. the LORD your God.
20 Moreover thou shalt not lie car-
nally with thy neighbour's wife, to CHAPTER 19
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Moses, saying, 14 ¶ Thou shalt not curse the deaf,


2 Speak unto all the congregation nor put a stumblingblock before the
of the children of Israel, and say blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am
unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the the LORD.
LORD your God am holy. 15 ¶ Ye shall do no unrighteousness
3 ¶ Ye shall fear ever y man his in judgment: thou shalt not respect
mother, and his father, and keep my the person of the poor, nor honour
sabbaths: I am the LORD your God. the person of the mighty: but in
4 ¶ Turn ye not unto idols, nor righteousness shalt thou judge thy
make to yourselves molten gods: I neighbour.
am the LORD your God. 16 ¶ Thou shalt not go up and
5 ¶ And if ye offer a sacrifice of down as a talebearer among thy peo-
peace offerings unto the LORD, ye ple: neither shalt thou stand against
shall offer it at your own will. the blood of thy neighbour: I am the
6 It shall be eaten the same day ye LORD.
offer it, and on the morrow: and if 17 ¶ Thou shalt not hate thy
ought remain until the third day, it brother in thine heart: thou shalt in
shall be burnt in the fire. any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and
7 And if it be eaten at all on the not suffer sin upon him.
third day, it is abominable; it shall 18 ¶ Thou shalt not avenge, nor
not be accepted. bear any grudge against the children
8 Therefore ever y one that eateth it of thy people, but thou shalt love
shall bear his iniquity, because he thy neighbour as thyself: I am the
hath profaned the hallowed thing of LORD.
the LORD: and that soul shall be cut 19 ¶ Ye shall keep my statutes.
off from among his people. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender
9 ¶ And when ye reap the har vest with a diverse kind: thou shalt not
of your land, thou shalt not wholly sow thy field with mingled seed: nei-
reap the corners of thy field, neither ther shall a garment mingled of linen
shalt thou gather the gleanings of and woollen come upon thee.
thy har vest. 20 ¶ And whosoever lieth carnally
10 And thou shalt not glean thy with a woman, that is a bondmaid,
vineyard, neither shalt thou gather betrothed to an husband, and not at
ever y grape of thy vineyard; thou all redeemed, nor freedom given her;
shalt leave them for the poor and she shall be scourged; they shall not
stranger: I am the LORD your God. be put to death, because she was not
11 ¶ Ye shall not steal, neither deal free.
falsely, neither lie one to another. 21 And he shall bring his trespass
12 ¶ And ye shall not swear by my offering unto the LORD, unto the
name falsely, neither shalt thou pro- door of the tabernacle of the congre-
fane the name of thy God: I am the gation, even a ram for a trespass of-
LORD. fering.
13 ¶ Thou shalt not defraud thy 22 And the priest shall make an
neighbour, neither rob him: the atonement for him with the ram of
wages of him that is hired shall not the trespass offering before the
abide with thee all night until the LORD for his sin which he hath
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done shall be forgiven him. in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD


23 ¶ And when ye shall come into your God.
the land, and shall have planted all 35 ¶ Ye shall do no unrighteousness
manner of trees for food, then ye in judgment, in meteyard, in weight,
shall count the fruit thereof as un- or in measure.
circumcised: three years shall it be as 36 Just balances, just weights, a
uncircumcised unto you: it shall not just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye
be eaten of. have: I am the LORD your God,
24 But in the fourth year all the which brought you out of the land of
fruit thereof shall be holy to praise Egypt.
the LORD withal. 37 Therefore shall ye obser ve all
25 And in the fifth year shall ye eat my statutes, and all my judgments,
of the fruit thereof, that it may yield and do them: I am the LORD.
unto you the increase thereof: I am
the LORD your God. CHAPTER 20
26 ¶ Ye shall not eat any thing with 1 And the LORD spake unto
the blood: neither shall ye use en- Moses, saying,
chantment, nor observe times. 2 Again, thou shalt say to the chil-
27 Ye shall not round the corners dren of Israel, Whosoever he be of
of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the children of Israel, or of the
the corners of thy beard. strangers that sojourn in Israel, that
28 Ye shall not make any cuttings giveth any of his seed unto Molech;
in your flesh for the dead, nor print he shall surely be put to death: the
any marks upon you: I am the people of the land shall stone him
LORD. with stones.
29 ¶ Do not prostitute thy daugh- 3 And I will set my face against
ter, to cause her to be a whore; lest that man, and will cut him off from
the land fall to whoredom, and the among his people; because he hath
land become full of wickedness. given of his seed unto Molech, to
30 ¶ Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and defile my sanctuar y, and to profane
reverence my sanctuary: I am the my holy name.
LORD. 4 And if the people of the land do
31 ¶ Regard not them that have any ways hide their eyes from the
familiar spirits, neither seek after man, when he giveth of his seed unto
wizards, to be defiled by them: I am Molech, and kill him not:
the LORD your God. 5 Then I will set my face against
32 ¶ Thou shalt rise up before the that man, and against his family, and
hoary head, and honour the face of will cut him off, and all that go a
the old man, and fear thy God: I am whoring after him, to commit
the LORD. whoredom with Molech, from among
33 ¶ And if a stranger sojourn with their people.
thee in your land, ye shall not vex 6 ¶ And the soul that turneth after
him. such as have familiar spirits, and af-
34 But the stranger that dwelleth ter wizards, to go a whoring after
with you shall be unto you as one them, I will even set my face against
born among you, and thou shalt love that soul, and will cut him off from
him as thyself; for ye were strangers among his people.
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and be ye holy: for I am the LORD ter, his father's daughter, or his
your God. mother's daughter, and see her na-
8 And ye shall keep my statutes, kedness, and she see his nakedness;
and do them: I am the LORD which it is a wicked thing; and they shall
sanctify you. be cut off in the sight of their peo-
9 ¶ For ever y one that curseth his ple: he hath uncovered his sister's
father or his mother shall be surely nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.
put to death: he hath cursed his fa- 18 And if a man shall lie with a
ther or his mother; his blood shall be woman having her sickness, and shall
upon him. uncover her nakedness; he hath dis-
10 ¶ And the man that committeth covered her fountain, and she hath
adultery with another man's wife, uncovered the fountain of her blood:
even he that committeth adulter y and both of them shall be cut off
with his neighbour's wife, the adul- from among their people.
terer and the adulteress shall surely 19 And thou shalt not uncover the
be put to death. nakedness of thy mother's sister, nor
11 And the man that lieth with his of thy father's sister: for he uncover-
father's wife hath uncovered his fa- eth his near kin: they shall bear their
ther's nakedness: both of them shall iniquity.
surely be put to death; their blood 20 And if a man shall lie with his
shall be upon them. uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his
12 And if a man lie with his daugh- uncle's nakedness: they shall bear
ter in law, both of them shall surely their sin; they shall die childless.
be put to death: they have wrought 21 And if a man shall take his
confusion; their blood shall be upon brother's wife, it is an unclean thing:
them. he hath uncovered his brother's na-
13 If a man also lie with mankind, kedness; they shall be childless.
as he lieth with a woman, both of 22 ¶ Ye shall therefore keep all my
them have committed an abomina- statutes, and all my judgments, and
tion: they shall surely be put to do them: that the land, whither I
death; their blood shall be upon bring you to dwell therein, spue you
them. not out.
14 And if a man take a wife and her 23 And ye shall not walk in the
mother, it is wickedness: they shall manners of the nation, which I cast
be burnt with fire, both he and they; out before you: for they committed
that there be no wickedness among all these things, and therefore I ab-
you. horred them.
15 And if a man lie with a beast, he 24 But I have said unto you, Ye
shall surely be put to death: and ye shall inherit their land, and I will
shall slay the beast. give it unto you to possess it, a land
16 And if a woman approach unto that floweth with milk and honey: I
any beast, and lie down thereto, am the LORD your God, which have
thou shalt kill the woman, and the separated you from other people.
beast: they shall surely be put to 25 Ye shall therefore put difference
death; their blood shall be upon between clean beasts and unclean,
them. and between unclean fowls and
17 And if a man shall take his sis- clean: and ye shall not make your
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fowl, or by any manner of living God: he shall be holy unto thee: for
thing that creepeth on the ground, I the LORD, which sanctify you, am
which I have separated from you as holy.
unclean. 9 ¶ And the daughter of any priest,
26 And ye shall be holy unto me: if she profane herself by playing the
for I the LORD am holy, and have whore, she profaneth her father: she
severed you from other people, that shall be burnt with fire.
ye should be mine. 10 And he that is the high priest
27 ¶ A man also or woman that among his brethren, upon whose
hath a familiar spirit, or that is a head the anointing oil was poured,
wizard, shall surely be put to death: and that is consecrated to put on the
they shall stone them with stones: garments, shall not uncover his head,
their blood shall be upon them. nor rend his clothes;
11 Neither shall he go in to any
CHAPTER 21 dead body, nor defile himself for his
1 And the LORD said unto Moses, father, or for his mother;
Speak unto the priests the sons of 12 Neither shall he go out of the
Aaron, and say unto them, There sanctuar y, nor profane the sanctuar y
shall none be defiled for the dead of his God; for the crown of the
among his people: anointing oil of his God is upon
2 But for his kin, that is near unto him: I am the LORD.
him, that is, for his mother, and for 13 And he shall take a wife in her
his father, and for his son, and for virginity.
his daughter, and for his brother, 14 A widow, or a divorced woman,
3 And for his sister a virgin, that is or profane, or an harlot, these shall
nigh unto him, which hath had no he not take: but he shall take a vir-
husband; for her may he be defiled. gin of his own people to wife.
4 But he shall not defile himself, 15 Neither shall he profane his seed
being a chief man among his people, among his people: for I the LORD
to profane himself. do sanctify him.
5 They shall not make baldness 16 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
upon their head, neither shall they Moses, saying,
shave off the corner of their beard, 17 Speak unto Aaron, saying, Who-
nor make any cuttings in their flesh. soever he be of thy seed in their gen-
6 They shall be holy unto their erations that hath any blemish, let
God, and not profane the name of him not approach to offer the bread
their God: for the offerings of the of his God.
LORD made by fire, and the bread 18 For whatsoever man he be that
of their God, they do offer: therefore hath a blemish, he shall not ap-
they shall be holy. proach: a blind man, or a lame, or
7 They shall not take a wife that is he that hath a flat nose, or any thing
a whore, or profane; neither shall superfluous,
they take a woman put away from 19 Or a man that is brokenfooted,
her husband: for he is holy unto his or brokenhanded,
God. 20 Or crookbackt, or a dwarf, or
8 Thou shalt sanctify him there- that hath a blemish in his eye, or be
fore; for he offereth the bread of thy scur vy, or scabbed, or hath his

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stones broken; may take uncleanness, whatsoever


21 No man that hath a blemish of uncleanness he hath;
the seed of Aaron the priest shall 6 The soul which hath touched any
come nigh to offer the offerings of such shall be unclean until even, and
the LORD made by fire: he hath a shall not eat of the holy things,
blemish; he shall not come nigh to unless he wash his flesh with water.
offer the bread of his God. 7 And when the sun is down, he
22 He shall eat the bread of his shall be clean, and shall after ward
God, both of the most holy, and of eat of the holy things; because it is
the holy. his food.
23 Only he shall not go in unto the 8 That which dieth of itself, or is
vail, nor come nigh unto the altar, torn with beasts, he shall not eat to
because he hath a blemish; that he defile himself therewith: I am the
profane not my sanctuaries: for I the LORD.
LORD do sanctify them. 9 They shall therefore keep mine
24 And Moses told it unto Aaron, ordinance, lest they bear sin for it,
and to his sons, and unto all the and die therefore, if they profane it:
children of Israel. I the LORD do sanctify them.
10 There shall no stranger eat of
CHAPTER 22 the holy thing: a sojourner of the
1 And the LORD spake unto priest, or an hired ser vant, shall not
Moses, saying, eat of the holy thing.
2 Speak unto Aaron and to his 11 But if the priest buy any soul
sons, that they separate themselves with his money, he shall eat of it,
from the holy things of the children and he that is born in his house:
of Israel, and that they profane not they shall eat of his meat.
my holy name in those things which 12 If the priest's daughter also be
they hallow unto me: I am the married unto a stranger, she may not
LORD. eat of an offering of the holy things.
3 Say unto them, Whosoever he be 13 But if the priest's daughter be a
of all your seed among your genera- widow, or divorced, and have no
tions, that goeth unto the holy child, and is returned unto her fa-
things, which the children of Israel ther's house, as in her youth, she
hallow unto the LORD, having his shall eat of her father's meat: but
uncleanness upon him, that soul there shall no stranger eat thereof.
shall be cut off from my presence: I 14 ¶ And if a man eat of the holy
am the LORD. thing unwittingly, then he shall put
4 What man soever of the seed of the fifth part thereof unto it, and
Aaron is a leper, or hath a running shall give it unto the priest with the
issue; he shall not eat of the holy holy thing.
things, until he be clean. And whoso 15 And they shall not profane the
toucheth any thing that is unclean by holy things of the children of Israel,
the dead, or a man whose seed goeth which they offer unto the LORD;
from him; 16 Or suffer them to bear the iniq-
5 Or whosoever toucheth any uity of trespass, when they eat their
creeping thing, whereby he may be holy things: for I the LORD do
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17 ¶ And the LORD spake unto 27 When a bullock, or a sheep, or a


Moses, saying, goat, is brought forth, then it shall
18 Speak unto Aaron, and to his be seven days under the dam; and
sons, and unto all the children of from the eighth day and thenceforth
Israel, and say unto them, Whatso- it shall be accepted for an offering
ever he be of the house of Israel, or made by fire unto the LORD.
of the strangers in Israel, that will 28 And whether it be cow or ewe, ye
offer his oblation for all his vows, shall not kill it and her young both
and for all his freewill offerings, in one day.
which they will offer unto the 29 And when ye will offer a sacri-
LORD for a burnt offering; fice of thanksgiving unto the LORD,
19 Ye shall offer at your own will a offer it at your own will.
male without blemish, of the beeves, 30 On the same day it shall be
of the sheep, or of the goats. eaten up; ye shall leave none of it
20 But whatsoever hath a blemish, until the morrow: I am the LORD.
that shall ye not offer: for it shall 31 Therefore shall ye keep my
not be acceptable for you. commandments, and do them: I am
21 And whosoever offereth a sacri- the LORD.
fice of peace offerings unto the 32 Neither shall ye profane my
LORD to accomplish his vow, or a holy name; but I will be hallowed
freewill offering in beeves or sheep, among the children of Israel: I am
it shall be perfect to be accepted; the LORD which hallow you,
there shall be no blemish therein. 33 That brought you out of the
22 Blind, or broken, or maimed, or land of Egypt, to be your God: I am
having a wen, or scur vy, or scabbed, the LORD.
ye shall not offer these unto the
LORD, nor make an offering by fire CHAPTER 23
of them upon the altar unto the 1 And the LORD spake unto
LORD. Moses, saying,
23 Either a bullock or a lamb that 2 Speak unto the children of Israel,
hath any thing superfluous or lack- and say unto them, Concerning the
ing in his parts, that mayest thou feasts of the LORD, which ye shall
offer for a freewill offering; but for a proclaim to be holy convocations,
vow it shall not be accepted. even these are my feasts.
24 Ye shall not offer unto the 3 Six days shall work be done: but
LORD that which is bruised, or the seventh day is the sabbath of
crushed, or broken, or cut; neither rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do
shall ye make any offering thereof in no work therein: it is the sabbath of
your land. the LORD in all your dwellings.
25 Neither from a stranger's hand 4 ¶ These are the feasts of the
shall ye offer the bread of your God LORD, even holy convocations,
of any of these; because their cor- which ye shall proclaim in their sea-
ruption is in them, and blemishes be sons.
in them: they shall not be accepted 5 In the fourteenth day of the first
for you. month at even is the LORD'S pass-
26 ¶ And the LORD spake unto over.
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same month is the feast of unleav- 16 Even unto the morrow after the
ened bread unto the LORD: seven seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty
days ye must eat unleavened bread. days; and ye shall offer a new meat
7 In the first day ye shall have an offering unto the LORD.
holy convocation: ye shall do no ser - 17 Ye shall bring out of your habi-
vile work therein. tations two wave loaves of two tenth
8 But ye shall offer an offering deals: they shall be of fine flour;
made by fire unto the LORD seven they shall be baken with leaven; they
days: in the seventh day is an holy are the firstfruits unto the LORD.
convocation: ye shall do no ser vile 18 And ye shall offer with the
work therein. bread seven lambs without blemish
9 ¶ And the LORD spake unto of the first year, and one young bul-
Moses, saying, lock, and two rams: they shall be for
10 Speak unto the children of Is- a burnt offering unto the LORD,
rael, and say unto them, When ye be with their meat offering, and their
come into the land which I give unto drink offerings, even an offering
you, and shall reap the har vest made by fire, of sweet savour unto
thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf the LORD.
of the firstfruits of your har vest unto 19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid
the priest: of the goats for a sin offering, and
11 And he shall wave the sheaf be- two lambs of the first year for a sac-
fore the LORD, to be accepted for rifice of peace offerings.
you: on the morrow after the sabbath 20 And the priest shall wave them
the priest shall wave it. with the bread of the firstfruits for a
12 And ye shall offer that day when wave offering before the LORD,
ye wave the sheaf an he lamb with- with the two lambs: they shall be
out blemish of the first year for a holy to the LORD for the priest.
burnt offering unto the LORD. 21 And ye shall proclaim on the
13 And the meat offering thereof selfsame day, that it may be an holy
shall be two tenth deals of fine flour convocation unto you: ye shall do no
mingled with oil, an offering made ser vile work therein: it shall be a
by fire unto the LORD for a sweet statute for ever in all your dwellings
savour: and the drink offering throughout your generations.
thereof shall be of wine, the fourth 22 ¶ And when ye reap the har vest
part of an hin. of your land, thou shalt not make
14 And ye shall eat neither bread, clean riddance of the corners of thy
nor parched corn, nor green ears, field when thou reapest, neither
until the selfsame day that ye have shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy
brought an offering unto your God: har vest: thou shalt leave them unto
it shall be a statute for ever through- the poor, and to the stranger: I am
out your generations in all your the LORD your God.
dwellings. 23 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
15 ¶ And ye shall count unto you Moses, saying,
from the morrow after the sabbath, 24 Speak unto the children of Is-
from the day that ye brought the rael, saying, In the seventh month,
sheaf of the wave offering; seven in the first day of the month, shall
sabbaths shall be complete: ye have a sabbath, a memorial of

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blowing of trumpets, an holy convo- convocation unto you; and ye shall


cation. offer an offering made by fire unto
25 Ye shall do no ser vile work the LORD: it is a solemn assembly;
therein: but ye shall offer an offering and ye shall do no ser vile work
made by fire unto the LORD. therein.
26 ¶ And the LORD spake unto 37 These are the feasts of the
Moses, saying, LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be
27 Also on the tenth day of this holy convocations, to offer an offer-
seventh month there shall be a day of ing made by fire unto the LORD, a
atonement: it shall be an holy con- burnt offering, and a meat offering,
vocation unto you; and ye shall af- a sacrifice, and drink offerings, ever y
flict your souls, and offer an offering thing upon his day:
made by fire unto the LORD. 38 Beside the sabbaths of the
28 And ye shall do no work in that LORD, and beside your gifts, and
same day: for it is a day of atone- beside all your vows, and beside all
ment, to make an atonement for you your freewill offerings, which ye give
before the LORD your God. unto the LORD.
29 For whatsoever soul it be that 39 Also in the fifteenth day of the
shall not be afflicted in that same seventh month, when ye have gath-
day, he shall be cut off from among ered in the fruit of the land, ye shall
his people. keep a feast unto the LORD seven
30 And whatsoever soul it be that days: on the first day shall be a sab-
doeth any work in that same day, the bath, and on the eighth day shall be
same soul will I destroy from among a sabbath.
his people. 40 And ye shall take you on the
31 Ye shall do no manner of work: first day the boughs of goodly trees,
it shall be a statute for ever through- branches of palm trees, and the
out your generations in all your boughs of thick trees, and willows of
dwellings. the brook; and ye shall rejoice before
32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of the LORD your God seven days.
rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: 41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto
in the ninth day of the month at the LORD seven days in the year. It
even, from even unto even, shall ye shall be a statute for ever in your
celebrate your sabbath. generations: ye shall celebrate it in
33 ¶ And the LORD spake unto the seventh month.
Moses, saying, 42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven
34 Speak unto the children of Is- days; all that are Israelites born shall
rael, saying, The fifteenth day of this dwell in booths:
seventh month shall be the feast of 43 That your generations may know
tabernacles for seven days unto the that I made the children of Israel to
LORD. dwell in booths, when I brought
35 On the first day shall be an holy them out of the land of Egypt: I am
convocation: ye shall do no ser vile the LORD your God.
work therein. 44 And Moses declared unto the
36 Seven days ye shall offer an of- children of Israel the feasts of the
fering made by fire unto the LORD: LORD.
on the eighth day shall be an holy

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CHAPTER 24 bri, of the tribe of Dan:)


1 And the LORD spake unto 12 And they put him in ward, that
Moses, saying, the mind of the LORD might be
2 Command the children of Israel, shewed them.
that they bring unto thee pure oil 13 And the LORD spake unto
olive beaten for the light, to cause Moses, saying,
the lamps to burn continually. 14 Bring forth him that hath
3 Without the vail of the testi- cursed without the camp; and let all
mony, in the tabernacle of the con- that heard him lay their hands upon
gregation, shall Aaron order it from his head, and let all the congregation
the evening unto the morning before stone him.
the LORD continually: it shall be a 15 And thou shalt speak unto the
statute for ever in your generations. children of Israel, saying, Whosoever
4 He shall order the lamps upon curseth his God shall bear his sin.
the pure candlestick before the 16 And he that blasphemeth the
LORD continually. name of the LORD, he shall surely
5 ¶ And thou shalt take fine flour, be put to death, and all the congre-
and bake twelve cakes thereof: two gation shall certainly stone him: as
tenth deals shall be in one cake. well the stranger, as he that is born
6 And thou shalt set them in two in the land, when he blasphemeth
rows, six on a row, upon the pure the name of the LORD, shall be put
table before the LORD. to death.
7 And thou shalt put pure frankin- 17 ¶ And he that killeth any man
cense upon each row, that it may be shall surely be put to death.
on the bread for a memorial, even an 18 And he that killeth a beast shall
offering made by fire unto the make it good; beast for beast.
LORD. 19 And if a man cause a blemish in
8 Every sabbath he shall set it in his neighbour; as he hath done, so
order before the LORD continually, shall it be done to him;
being taken from the children of Is- 20 Breach for breach, eye for eye,
rael by an everlasting covenant. tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a
9 And it shall be Aaron's and his blemish in a man, so shall it be done
sons'; and they shall eat it in the to him again.
holy place: for it is most holy unto 21 And he that killeth a beast, he
him of the offerings of the LORD shall restore it: and he that killeth a
made by fire by a perpetual statute. man, he shall be put to death.
10 ¶ And the son of an Israelitish 22 Ye shall have one manner of law,
woman, whose father was an Egyp- as well for the stranger, as for one of
tian, went out among the children of your own countr y: for I am the
Israel: and this son of the Israelitish LORD your God.
woman and a man of Israel strove to- 23 ¶ And Moses spake to the chil-
gether in the camp; dren of Israel, that they should bring
11 And the Israelitish woman's son forth him that had cursed out of the
blasphemed the name of the LORD, camp, and stone him with stones.
and cursed. And they brought him And the children of Israel did as the
unto Moses: (and his mother's name LORD commanded Moses.
was Shelomith, the daughter of Di-

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CHAPTER 25 ily.
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses 11 A jubile shall that fiftieth year
in mount Sinai, saying, be unto you: ye shall not sow, nei-
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, ther reap that which groweth of it-
and say unto them, When ye come self in it, nor gather the grapes in it
into the land which I give you, then of thy vine undressed.
shall the land keep a sabbath unto 12 For it is the jubile; it shall be
the LORD. holy unto you: ye shall eat the in-
3 Six years thou shalt sow thy field, crease thereof out of the field.
and six years thou shalt prune thy 13 In the year of this jubile ye shall
vineyard, and gather in the fruit return ever y man unto his posses-
thereof; sion.
4 But in the seventh year shall be a 14 And if thou sell ought unto thy
sabbath of rest unto the land, a sab- neighbour, or buyest ought of thy
bath for the LORD: thou shalt nei- neighbour's hand, ye shall not op-
ther sow thy field, nor prune thy press one another:
vineyard. 15 According to the number of
5 That which groweth of its own years after the jubile thou shalt buy
accord of thy harvest thou shalt not of thy neighbour, and according
reap, neither gather the grapes of thy unto the number of years of the
vine undressed: for it is a year of rest fruits he shall sell unto thee:
unto the land. 16 According to the multitude of
6 And the sabbath of the land shall years thou shalt increase the price
be meat for you; for thee, and for thereof, and according to the fewness
thy ser vant, and for thy maid, and of years thou shalt diminish the
for thy hired servant, and for thy price of it: for according to the num-
stranger that sojourneth with thee, ber of the years of the fruits doth he
7 And for thy cattle, and for the sell unto thee.
beast that are in thy land, shall all 17 Ye shall not therefore oppress
the increase thereof be meat. one another; but thou shalt fear thy
8 ¶ And thou shalt number seven God: for I am the LORD your God.
sabbaths of years unto thee, seven 18 ¶ Wherefore ye shall do my
times seven years; and the space of statutes, and keep my judgments,
the seven sabbaths of years shall be and do them; and ye shall dwell in
unto thee forty and nine years. the land in safety.
9 Then shalt thou cause the trum- 19 And the land shall yield her
pet of the jubile to sound on the fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and
tenth day of the seventh month, in dwell therein in safety.
the day of atonement shall ye make 20 And if ye shall say, What shall
the trumpet sound throughout all we eat the seventh year? behold, we
your land. shall not sow, nor gather in our in-
10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth crease:
year, and proclaim liberty through- 21 Then I will command my bless-
out all the land unto all the inhabi- ing upon you in the sixth year, and
tants thereof: it shall be a jubile it shall bring forth fruit for three
unto you; and ye shall return ever y years.
man unto his possession, and ye 22 And ye shall sow the eighth
shall return ever y man unto his fam-

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year, and eat yet of old fruit until 32 Notwithstanding the cities of
the ninth year; until her fruits come the Levites, and the houses of the
in ye shall eat of the old store. cities of their possession, may the
23 ¶ The land shall not be sold for Levites redeem at any time.
ever: for the land is mine; for ye are 33 And if a man purchase of the
strangers and sojourners with me. Levites, then the house that was
24 And in all the land of your pos- sold, and the city of his possession,
session ye shall grant a redemption shall go out in the year of jubile: for
for the land. the houses of the cities of the Levites
25 ¶ If thy brother be waxen poor, are their possession among the chil-
and hath sold away some of his pos- dren of Israel.
session, and if any of his kin come to 34 But the field of the suburbs of
redeem it, then shall he redeem that their cities may not be sold; for it is
which his brother sold. their perpetual possession.
26 And if the man have none to re- 35 ¶ And if thy brother be waxen
deem it, and himself be able to re- poor, and fallen in decay with thee;
deem it; then thou shalt relieve him: yea,
27 Then let him count the years of though he be a stranger, or a so-
the sale thereof, and restore the journer; that he may live with thee.
overplus unto the man to whom he 36 Take thou no usur y of him, or
sold it; that he may return unto his increase: but fear thy God; that thy
possession. brother may live with thee.
28 But if he be not able to restore 37 Thou shalt not give him thy
it to him, then that which is sold money upon usury, nor lend him thy
shall remain in the hand of him that victuals for increase.
hath bought it until the year of ju- 38 I am the LORD your God,
bile: and in the jubile it shall go out, which brought you forth out of the
and he shall return unto his posses- land of Egypt, to give you the land
sion. of Canaan, and to be your God.
29 And if a man sell a dwelling 39 ¶ And if thy brother that dwel-
house in a walled city, then he may leth by thee be waxen poor, and be
redeem it within a whole year after it sold unto thee; thou shalt not com-
is sold; within a full year may he re- pel him to ser ve as a bondser vant:
deem it. 40 But as an hired ser vant, and as a
30 And if it be not redeemed sojourner, he shall be with thee, and
within the space of a full year, then shall ser ve thee unto the year of ju-
the house that is in the walled city bile:
shall be established for ever to him 41 And then shall he depart from
that bought it throughout his gen- thee, both he and his children with
erations: it shall not go out in the him, and shall return unto his own
jubile. family, and unto the possession of
31 But the houses of the villages his fathers shall he return.
which have no wall round about 42 For they are my ser vants, which
them shall be counted as the fields I brought forth out of the land of
of the countr y: they may be re- Egypt: they shall not be sold as
deemed, and they shall go out in the bondmen.
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with rigour; but shalt fear thy God. shall count with him, and according
44 Both thy bondmen, and thy unto his years shall he give him
bondmaids, which thou shalt have, again the price of his redemption.
shall be of the heathen that are 53 And as a yearly hired servant
round about you; of them shall ye shall he be with him: and the other
buy bondmen and bondmaids. shall not rule with rigour over him
45 Moreover of the children of the in thy sight.
strangers that do sojourn among 54 And if he be not redeemed in
you, of them shall ye buy, and of these years, then he shall go out in
their families that are with you, the year of jubile, both he, and his
which they begat in your land: and children with him.
they shall be your possession. 55 For unto me the children of Is-
46 And ye shall take them as an in- rael are ser vants; they are my ser -
heritance for your children after you, vants whom I brought forth out of
to inherit them for a possession; they the land of Egypt: I am the LORD
shall be your bondmen for ever: but your God.
over your brethren the children of
Israel, ye shall not rule one over an- CHAPTER 26
other with rigour. 1 Ye shall make you no idols nor
47 ¶ And if a sojourner or stranger graven image, neither rear you up a
wax rich by thee, and thy brother standing image, neither shall ye set
that dwelleth by him wax poor, and up any image of stone in your land,
sell himself unto the stranger or so- to bow down unto it: for I am the
journer by thee, or to the stock of LORD your God.
the stranger's family: 2 ¶ Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and
48 After that he is sold he may be reverence my sanctuary: I am the
redeemed again; one of his brethren LORD.
may redeem him: 3 ¶ If ye walk in my statutes, and
49 Either his uncle, or his uncle's keep my commandments, and do
son, may redeem him, or any that is them;
nigh of kin unto him of his family 4 Then I will give you rain in due
may redeem him; or if he be able, he season, and the land shall yield her
may redeem himself. increase, and the trees of the field
50 And he shall reckon with him shall yield their fruit.
that bought him from the year that 5 And your threshing shall reach
he was sold to him unto the year of unto the vintage, and the vintage
jubile: and the price of his sale shall shall reach unto the sowing time:
be according unto the number of and ye shall eat your bread to the
years, according to the time of an full, and dwell in your land safely.
hired servant shall it be with him. 6 And I will give peace in the land,
51 If there be yet many years be- and ye shall lie down, and none shall
hind, according unto them he shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil
give again the price of his redemp- beasts out of the land, neither shall
tion out of the money that he was the sword go through your land.
bought for. 7 And ye shall chase your enemies,
52 And if there remain but few and they shall fall before you by the
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8 And five of you shall chase an your power; and I will make your
hundred, and an hundred of you heaven as iron, and your earth as
shall put ten thousand to flight: and brass:
your enemies shall fall before you by 20 And your strength shall be spent
the sword. in vain: for your land shall not yield
9 For I will have respect unto you, her increase, neither shall the trees
and make you fruitful, and multiply of the land yield their fruits.
you, and establish my covenant with 21 ¶ And if ye walk contrar y unto
you. me, and will not hearken unto me; I
10 And ye shall eat old store, and will bring seven times more plagues
bring forth the old because of the upon you according to your sins.
new. 22 I will also send wild beasts
11 And I will set my tabernacle among you, which shall rob you of
among you: and my soul shall not your children, and destroy your cat-
abhor you. tle, and make you few in number;
12 And I will walk among you, and and your high ways shall be desolate.
will be your God, and ye shall be my 23 And if ye will not be reformed
people. by me by these things, but will walk
13 I am the LORD your God, contrar y unto me;
which brought you forth out of the 24 Then will I also walk contrar y
land of Egypt, that ye should not be unto you, and will punish you yet
their bondmen; and I have broken seven times for your sins.
the bands of your yoke, and made 25 And I will bring a sword upon
you go upright. you, that shall avenge the quarrel of
14 ¶ But if ye will not hearken my covenant: and when ye are gath-
unto me, and will not do all these ered together within your cities, I
commandments; will send the pestilence among you;
15 And if ye shall despise my stat- and ye shall be delivered into the
utes, or if your soul abhor my judg- hand of the enemy.
ments, so that ye will not do all my 26 And when I have broken the
commandments, but that ye break staff of your bread, ten women shall
my covenant: bake your bread in one oven, and
16 I also will do this unto you; I they shall deliver you your bread
will even appoint over you terror, again by weight: and ye shall eat,
consumption, and the burning ague, and not be satisfied.
that shall consume the eyes, and 27 And if ye will not for all this
cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall hearken unto me, but walk contrary
sow your seed in vain, for your ene- unto me;
mies shall eat it. 28 Then I will walk contrary unto
17 And I will set my face against you also in fury; and I, even I, will
you, and ye shall be slain before chastise you seven times for your
your enemies: they that hate you sins.
shall reign over you; and ye shall flee 29 And ye shall eat the flesh of
when none pursueth you. your sons, and the flesh of your
18 And if ye will not yet for all this daughters shall ye eat.
hearken unto me, then I will punish 30 And I will destroy your high
you seven times more for your sins. places, and cut down your images,
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cases of your idols, and my soul shall 41 And that I also have walked con-
abhor you. trar y unto them, and have brought
31 And I will make your cities them into the land of their enemies;
waste, and bring your sanctuaries if then their uncircumcised hearts be
unto desolation, and I will not smell humbled, and they then accept of
the savour of your sweet odours. the punishment of their iniquity:
32 And I will bring the land into 42 Then will I remember my cove-
desolation: and your enemies which nant with Jacob, and also my cove-
dwell therein shall be astonished at nant with Isaac, and also my cove-
it. nant with Abraham will I remember;
33 And I will scatter you among and I will remember the land.
the heathen, and will draw out a 43 The land also shall be left of
sword after you: and your land shall them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths,
be desolate, and your cities waste. while she lieth desolate without
34 Then shall the land enjoy her them: and they shall accept of the
sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, punishment of their iniquity: be-
and ye be in your enemies' land; even cause, even because they despised my
then shall the land rest, and enjoy judgments, and because their soul
her sabbaths. abhorred my statutes.
35 As long as it lieth desolate it 44 And yet for all that, when they
shall rest; because it did not rest in be in the land of their enemies, I
your sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon will not cast them away, neither will
it. I abhor them, to destroy them ut-
36 And upon them that are left terly, and to break my covenant with
alive of you I will send a faintness them: for I am the LORD their God.
into their hearts in the lands of their 45 But I will for their sakes re-
enemies; and the sound of a shaken member the covenant of their ances-
leaf shall chase them; and they shall tors, whom I brought forth out of
flee, as fleeing from a sword; and the land of Egypt in the sight of the
they shall fall when none pursueth. heathen, that I might be their God: I
37 And they shall fall one upon an- am the LORD.
other, as it were before a sword, 46 These are the statutes and
when none pursueth: and ye shall judgments and laws, which the
have no power to stand before your LORD made between him and the
enemies. children of Israel in mount Sinai by
38 And ye shall perish among the the hand of Moses.
heathen, and the land of your ene-
mies shall eat you up. CHAPTER 27
39 And they that are left of you 1 And the LORD spake unto
shall pine away in their iniquity in Moses, saying,
your enemies' lands; and also in the 2 Speak unto the children of Israel,
iniquities of their fathers shall they and say unto them, When a man
pine away with them. shall make a singular vow, the per-
40 If they shall confess their iniq- sons shall be for the LORD by thy
uity, and the iniquity of their fa- estimation.
thers, with their trespass which they 3 And thy estimation shall be of
trespassed against me, and that also the male from twenty years old even
they have walked contrary unto me; unto sixty years old, even thy esti-

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mation shall be fifty shekels of sil- then the priest shall estimate it,
ver, after the shekel of the sanctuar y. whether it be good or bad: as the
4 And if it be a female, then thy es- priest shall estimate it, so shall it
timation shall be thirty shekels. stand.
5 And if it be from five years old 15 And if he that sanctified it will
even unto twenty years old, then thy redeem his house, then he shall add
estimation shall be of the male the fifth part of the money of thy
twenty shekels, and for the female estimation unto it, and it shall be
ten shekels. his.
6 And if it be from a month old 16 And if a man shall sanctify unto
even unto five years old, then thy the LORD some part of a field of his
estimation shall be of the male five possession, then thy estimation shall
shekels of silver, and for the female be according to the seed thereof: an
thy estimation shall be three shekels homer of barley seed shall be valued
of silver. at fifty shekels of silver.
7 And if it be from sixty years old 17 If he sanctify his field from the
and above; if it be a male, then thy year of jubile, according to thy esti-
estimation shall be fifteen shekels, mation it shall stand.
and for the female ten shekels. 18 But if he sanctify his field after
8 But if he be poorer than thy es- the jubile, then the priest shall
timation, then he shall present him- reckon unto him the money accord-
self before the priest, and the priest ing to the years that remain, even
shall value him; according to his unto the year of the jubile, and it
ability that vowed shall the priest shall be abated from thy estimation.
value him. 19 And if he that sanctified the
9 And if it be a beast, whereof men field will in any wise redeem it, then
bring an offering unto the LORD, he shall add the fifth part of the
all that any man giveth of such unto money of thy estimation unto it, and
the LORD shall be holy. it shall be assured to him.
10 He shall not alter it, nor change 20 And if he will not redeem the
it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a field, or if he have sold the field to
good: and if he shall at all change another man, it shall not be re-
beast for beast, then it and the ex- deemed any more.
change thereof shall be holy. 21 But the field, when it goeth out
11 And if it be any unclean beast, in the jubile, shall be holy unto the
of which they do not offer a sacrifice LORD, as a field devoted; the pos-
unto the LORD, then he shall pre- session thereof shall be the priest's.
sent the beast before the priest: 22 And if a man sanctify unto the
12 And the priest shall value it, LORD a field which he hath bought,
whether it be good or bad: as thou which is not of the fields of his pos-
valuest it, who art the priest, so shall session;
it be. 23 Then the priest shall reckon
13 But if he will at all redeem it, unto him the worth of thy estima-
then he shall add a fifth part thereof tion, even unto the year of the ju-
unto thy estimation. bile: and he shall give thine estima-
14 ¶ And when a man shall sanctify tion in that day, as a holy thing unto
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24 In the year of the jubile the which the LORD commanded Moses
field shall return unto him of whom for the children of Israel in mount
it was bought, even to him to whom Sinai.
the possession of the land did belong.
25 And all thy estimations shall be
according to the shekel of the sanc-
tuar y: twenty gerahs shall be the
shekel.
26 ¶ Only the firstling of the
beasts, which should be the LORD'S
firstling, no man shall sanctify it;
whether it be ox, or sheep: it is the
LORD'S.
27 And if it be of an unclean beast,
then he shall redeem it according to
thine estimation, and shall add a
fifth part of it thereto: or if it be not
redeemed, then it shall be sold ac-
cording to thy estimation.
28 Notwithstanding no devoted
thing, that a man shall devote unto
the LORD of all that he hath, both
of man and beast, and of the field of
his possession, shall be sold or re-
deemed: ever y devoted thing is most
holy unto the LORD.
29 None devoted, which shall be
devoted of men, shall be redeemed;
but shall surely be put to death.
30 And all the tithe of the land,
whether of the seed of the land, or of
the fruit of the tree, is the LORD'S:
it is holy unto the LORD.
31 And if a man will at all redeem
ought of his tithes, he shall add
thereto the fifth part thereof.
32 And concerning the tithe of the
herd, or of the flock, even of whatso-
ever passeth under the rod, the tenth
shall be holy unto the LORD.
33 He shall not search whether it
be good or bad, neither shall he
change it: and if he change it at all,
then both it and the change thereof
shall be holy; it shall not be re-
deemed.
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NUMBERS
CHAPTER 1 14 Of Gad; Eliasaph the son of
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses Deuel.
in the wilderness of Sinai, in the 15 Of Naphtali; Ahira the son of
tabernacle of the congregation, on Enan.
the first day of the second month, in 16 These were the renowned of the
the second year after they were come congregation, princes of the tribes of
out of the land of Egypt, saying, their fathers, heads of thousands in
2 Take ye the sum of all the con- Israel.
gregation of the children of Israel, 17 ¶ And Moses and Aaron took
after their families, by the house of these men which are expressed by
their fathers, with the number of their names:
their names, every male by their 18 And they assembled all the con-
polls; gregation together on the first day of
3 From twenty years old and up- the second month, and they declared
ward, all that are able to go forth to their pedigrees after their families,
war in Israel: thou and Aaron shall by the house of their fathers, accord-
number them by their armies. ing to the number of the names,
4 And with you there shall be a from twenty years old and upward,
man of ever y tribe; ever y one head of by their polls.
the house of his fathers. 19 As the LORD commanded
5 ¶ And these are the names of the Moses, so he numbered them in the
men that shall stand with you: of the wilderness of Sinai.
tribe of Reuben; Elizur the son of 20 And the children of Reuben, Is-
Shedeur. rael's eldest son, by their genera-
6 Of Simeon; Shelumiel the son of tions, after their families, by the
Zurishaddai. house of their fathers, according to
7 Of Judah; Nahshon the son of the number of the names, by their
Amminadab. polls, every male from twenty years
8 Of Issachar; Nethaneel the son of old and upward, all that were able to
Zuar. go forth to war;
9 Of Zebulun; Eliab the son of He- 21 Those that were numbered of
lon. them, even of the tribe of Reuben,
10 Of the children of Joseph: of were forty and six thousand and five
Ephraim; Elishama the son of Am- hundred.
mihud: of Manasseh; Gamaliel the 22 ¶ Of the children of Simeon, by
son of Pedahzur. their generations, after their fami-
11 Of Benjamin; Abidan the son of lies, by the house of their fathers,
Gideoni. those that were numbered of them,
12 Of Dan; Ahiezer the son of according to the number of the
Ammishaddai. names, by their polls, every male
13 Of Asher; Pagiel the son of from twenty years old and upward,
Ocran. all that were able to go forth to war;
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them, even of the tribe of Simeon, 32 ¶ Of the children of Joseph,


were fifty and nine thousand and namely, of the children of Ephraim,
three hundred. by their generations, after their
24 ¶ Of the children of Gad, by families, by the house of their fa-
their generations, after their fami- thers, according to the number of
lies, by the house of their fathers, the names, from twenty years old
according to the number of the and upward, all that were able to go
names, from twenty years old and forth to war;
upward, all that were able to go 33 Those that were numbered of
forth to war; them, even of the tribe of Ephraim,
25 Those that were numbered of were forty thousand and five hun-
them, even of the tribe of Gad, were dred.
forty and five thousand six hundred 34 ¶ Of the children of Manasseh,
and fifty. by their generations, after their
26 ¶ Of the children of Judah, by families, by the house of their fa-
their generations, after their fami- thers, according to the number of
lies, by the house of their fathers, the names, from twenty years old
according to the number of the and upward, all that were able to go
names, from twenty years old and forth to war;
upward, all that were able to go 35 Those that were numbered of
forth to war; them, even of the tribe of Manasseh,
27 Those that were numbered of were thirty and two thousand and
them, even of the tribe of Judah, two hundred.
were threescore and fourteen thou- 36 ¶ Of the children of Benjamin,
sand and six hundred. by their generations, after their
28 ¶ Of the children of Issachar, by families, by the house of their fa-
their generations, after their fami- thers, according to the number of
lies, by the house of their fathers, the names, from twenty years old
according to the number of the and upward, all that were able to go
names, from twenty years old and forth to war;
upward, all that were able to go 37 Those that were numbered of
forth to war; them, even of the tribe of Benjamin,
29 Those that were numbered of were thirty and five thousand and
them, even of the tribe of Issachar, four hundred.
were fifty and four thousand and 38 ¶ Of the children of Dan, by
four hundred. their generations, after their fami-
30 ¶ Of the children of Zebulun, lies, by the house of their fathers,
by their generations, after their according to the number of the
families, by the house of their fa- names, from twenty years old and
thers, according to the number of upward, all that were able to go
the names, from twenty years old forth to war;
and upward, all that were able to go 39 Those that were numbered of
forth to war; them, even of the tribe of Dan, were
31 Those that were numbered of threescore and two thousand and
them, even of the tribe of Zebulun, seven hundred.
were fifty and seven thousand and 40 ¶ Of the children of Asher, by
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lies, by the house of their fathers, long to it: they shall bear the taber-
according to the number of the nacle, and all the vessels thereof; and
names, from twenty years old and they shall minister unto it, and shall
upward, all that were able to go encamp round about the tabernacle.
forth to war; 51 And when the tabernacle setteth
41 Those that were numbered of for ward, the Levites shall take it
them, even of the tribe of Asher, were down: and when the tabernacle is to
forty and one thousand and five be pitched, the Levites shall set it
hundred. up: and the stranger that cometh
42 ¶ Of the children of Naphtali, nigh shall be put to death.
throughout their generations, after 52 And the children of Israel shall
their families, by the house of their pitch their tents, ever y man by his
fathers, according to the number of own camp, and ever y man by his
the names, from twenty years old own standard, throughout their
and upward, all that were able to go hosts.
forth to war; 53 But the Levites shall pitch
43 Those that were numbered of round about the tabernacle of testi-
them, even of the tribe of Naphtali, mony, that there be no wrath upon
were fifty and three thousand and the congregation of the children of
four hundred. Israel: and the Levites shall keep the
44 These are those that were num- charge of the tabernacle of testi-
bered, which Moses and Aaron num- mony.
bered, and the princes of Israel, be- 54 And the children of Israel did
ing twelve men: each one was for the according to all that the LORD
house of his fathers. commanded Moses, so did they.
45 So were all those that were
numbered of the children of Israel, CHAPTER 2
by the house of their fathers, from 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses
twenty years old and upward, all that and unto Aaron, saying,
were able to go forth to war in Is- 2 Every man of the children of Is-
rael; rael shall pitch by his own standard,
46 Even all they that were num- with the ensign of their father's
bered were six hundred thousand and house: far off about the tabernacle of
three thousand and five hundred and the congregation shall they pitch.
fifty. 3 And on the east side toward the
47 ¶ But the Levites after the tribe rising of the sun shall they of the
of their fathers were not numbered standard of the camp of Judah pitch
among them. throughout their armies: and
48 For the LORD had spoken unto Nahshon the son of Amminadab
Moses, saying, shall be captain of the children of
49 Only thou shalt not number the Judah.
tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of 4 And his host, and those that were
them among the children of Israel: numbered of them, were threescore
50 But thou shalt appoint the Le- and fourteen thousand and six hun-
vites over the tabernacle of testi- dred.
mony, and over all the vessels 5 And those that do pitch next
thereof, and over all things that be- unto him shall be the tribe of Issa-
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shall be captain of the children of 17 ¶ Then the tabernacle of the


Issachar. congregation shall set for ward with
6 And his host, and those that were the camp of the Levites in the midst
numbered thereof, were fifty and of the camp: as they encamp, so shall
four thousand and four hundred. they set for ward, ever y man in his
7 Then the tribe of Zebulun: and place by their standards.
Eliab the son of Helon shall be cap- 18 ¶ On the west side shall be the
tain of the children of Zebulun. standard of the camp of Ephraim ac-
8 And his host, and those that were cording to their armies: and the cap-
numbered thereof, were fifty and tain of the sons of Ephraim shall be
seven thousand and four hundred. Elishama the son of Ammihud.
9 All that were numbered in the 19 And his host, and those that
camp of Judah were an hundred were numbered of them, were forty
thousand and fourscore thousand thousand and five hundred.
and six thousand and four hundred, 20 And by him shall be the tribe of
throughout their armies. These shall Manasseh: and the captain of the
first set forth. children of Manasseh shall be Gama-
10 ¶ On the south side shall be the liel the son of Pedahzur.
standard of the camp of Reuben ac- 21 And his host, and those that
cording to their armies: and the cap- were numbered of them, were thirty
tain of the children of Reuben shall and two thousand and two hundred.
be Elizur the son of Shedeur. 22 Then the tribe of Benjamin: and
11 And his host, and those that the captain of the sons of Benjamin
were numbered thereof, were forty shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni.
and six thousand and five hundred. 23 And his host, and those that
12 And those which pitch by him were numbered of them, were thirty
shall be the tribe of Simeon: and the and five thousand and four hundred.
captain of the children of Simeon 24 All that were numbered of the
shall be Shelumiel the son of camp of Ephraim were an hundred
Zurishaddai. thousand and eight thousand and an
13 And his host, and those that hundred, throughout their armies.
were numbered of them, were fifty And they shall go for ward in the
and nine thousand and three hun- third rank.
dred. 25 ¶ The standard of the camp of
14 Then the tribe of Gad: and the Dan shall be on the north side by
captain of the sons of Gad shall be their armies: and the captain of the
Eliasaph the son of Reuel. children of Dan shall be Ahiezer the
15 And his host, and those that son of Ammishaddai.
were numbered of them, were forty 26 And his host, and those that
and five thousand and six hundred were numbered of them, were three-
and fifty. score and two thousand and seven
16 All that were numbered in the hundred.
camp of Reuben were an hundred 27 And those that encamp by him
thousand and fifty and one thousand shall be the tribe of Asher: and the
and four hundred and fifty, through- captain of the children of Asher shall
out their armies. And they shall set be Pagiel the son of Ocran.
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were numbered of them, were forty strange fire before the LORD, in the
and one thousand and five hundred. wilderness of Sinai, and they had no
29 ¶ Then the tribe of Naphtali: children: and Eleazar and Ithamar
and the captain of the children of ministered in the priest's office in
Naphtali shall be Ahira the son of the sight of Aaron their father.
Enan. 5 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
30 And his host, and those that Moses, saying,
were numbered of them, were fifty 6 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and
and three thousand and four hun- present them before Aaron the
dred. priest, that they may minister unto
31 All they that were numbered in him.
the camp of Dan were an hundred 7 And they shall keep his charge,
thousand and fifty and seven thou- and the charge of the whole congre-
sand and six hundred. They shall go gation before the tabernacle of the
hindmost with their standards. congregation, to do the ser vice of
32 ¶ These are those which were the tabernacle.
numbered of the children of Israel 8 And they shall keep all the in-
by the house of their fathers: all struments of the tabernacle of the
those that were numbered of the congregation, and the charge of the
camps throughout their hosts were children of Israel, to do the ser vice
six hundred thousand and three of the tabernacle.
thousand and five hundred and fifty. 9 And thou shalt give the Levites
33 But the Levites were not num- unto Aaron and to his sons: they are
bered among the children of Israel; wholly given unto him out of the
as the LORD commanded Moses. children of Israel.
34 And the children of Israel did 10 And thou shalt appoint Aaron
according to all that the LORD and his sons, and they shall wait on
commanded Moses: so they pitched their priest's office: and the stranger
by their standards, and so they set that cometh nigh shall be put to
for ward, ever y one after their fami- death.
lies, according to the house of their 11 And the LORD spake unto
fathers. Moses, saying,
12 And I, behold, I have taken the
CHAPTER 3 Levites from among the children of
1 These also are the generations of Israel instead of all the firstborn that
Aaron and Moses in the day that the openeth the matrix among the chil-
LORD spake with Moses in mount dren of Israel: therefore the Levites
Sinai. shall be mine;
2 And these are the names of the 13 Because all the firstborn are
sons of Aaron; Nadab the firstborn, mine; for on the day that I smote all
and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. the firstborn in the land of Egypt I
3 These are the names of the sons hallowed unto me all the firstborn in
of Aaron, the priests which were Israel, both man and beast: mine
anointed, whom he consecrated to shall they be: I am the LORD.
minister in the priest's office. 14 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
4 And Nadab and Abihu died be- Moses in the wilderness of Sinai,
fore the LORD, when they offered saying,
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ter the house of their fathers, by thereof.


their families: every male from a 27 ¶ And of Kohath was the family
month old and upward shalt thou of the Amramites, and the family of
number them. the Izeharites, and the family of the
16 And Moses numbered them ac- Hebronites, and the family of the
cording to the word of the LORD, as Uzzielites: these are the families of
he was commanded. the Kohathites.
17 And these were the sons of Levi 28 In the number of all the males,
by their names; Gershon, and Ko- from a month old and upward, were
hath, and Merari. eight thousand and six hundred,
18 And these are the names of the keeping the charge of the sanctuary.
sons of Gershon by their families; 29 The families of the sons of Ko-
Libni, and Shimei. hath shall pitch on the side of the
19 And the sons of Kohath by their tabernacle southward.
families; Amram, and Izehar, Heb- 30 And the chief of the house of
ron, and Uzziel. the father of the families of the Ko-
20 And the sons of Merari by their hathites shall be Elizaphan the son of
families; Mahli, and Mushi. These Uzziel.
are the families of the Levites ac- 31 And their charge shall be the
cording to the house of their fathers. ark, and the table, and the candle-
21 Of Gershon was the family of stick, and the altars, and the vessels
the Libnites, and the family of the of the sanctuary wherewith they
Shimites: these are the families of minister, and the hanging, and all
the Gershonites. the ser vice thereof.
22 Those that were numbered of 32 And Eleazar the son of Aaron
them, according to the number of all the priest shall be chief over the
the males, from a month old and chief of the Levites, and have the
upward, even those that were num- oversight of them that keep the
bered of them were seven thousand charge of the sanctuar y.
and five hundred. 33 ¶ Of Merari was the family of
23 The families of the Gershonites the Mahlites, and the family of the
shall pitch behind the tabernacle Mushites: these are the families of
westward. Merari.
24 And the chief of the house of 34 And those that were numbered
the father of the Gershonites shall be of them, according to the number of
Eliasaph the son of Lael. all the males, from a month old and
25 And the charge of the sons of upward, were six thousand and two
Gershon in the tabernacle of the hundred.
congregation shall be the tabernacle, 35 And the chief of the house of
and the tent, the covering thereof, the father of the families of Merari
and the hanging for the door of the was Zuriel the son of Abihail: these
tabernacle of the congregation, shall pitch on the side of the taber-
26 And the hangings of the court, nacle northward.
and the curtain for the door of the 36 And under the custody and
court, which is by the tabernacle, charge of the sons of Merari shall be
and by the altar round about, and the boards of the tabernacle, and the
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and the sockets thereof, and all the Israel, and the cattle of the Levites
vessels thereof, and all that ser veth instead of their cattle; and the Le-
thereto, vites shall be mine: I am the LORD.
37 And the pillars of the court 46 And for those that are to be re-
round about, and their sockets, and deemed of the two hundred and
their pins, and their cords. threescore and thirteen of the first-
38 ¶ But those that encamp before born of the children of Israel, which
the tabernacle toward the east, even are more than the Levites;
before the tabernacle of the congre- 47 Thou shalt even take five shek-
gation eastward, shall be Moses, and els apiece by the poll, after the
Aaron and his sons, keeping the shekel of the sanctuar y shalt thou
charge of the sanctuary for the take them: (the shekel is twenty
charge of the children of Israel; and gerahs:)
the stranger that cometh nigh shall 48 And thou shalt give the money,
be put to death. wherewith the odd number of them
39 All that were numbered of the is to be redeemed, unto Aaron and
Levites, which Moses and Aaron to his sons.
numbered at the commandment of 49 And Moses took the redemption
the LORD, throughout their fami- money of them that were over and
lies, all the males from a month old above them that were redeemed by
and upward, were twenty and two the Levites:
thousand. 50 Of the firstborn of the children
40 ¶ And the LORD said unto of Israel took he the money; a thou-
Moses, Number all the firstborn of sand three hundred and threescore
the males of the children of Israel and five shekels, after the shekel of
from a month old and upward, and the sanctuary:
take the number of their names. 51 And Moses gave the money of
41 And thou shalt take the Levites them that were redeemed unto Aaron
for me (I am the LORD) instead of and to his sons, according to the
all the firstborn among the children word of the LORD, as the LORD
of Israel; and the cattle of the Le- commanded Moses.
vites instead of all the firstlings
among the cattle of the children of CHAPTER 4
Israel. 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses
42 And Moses numbered, as the and unto Aaron, saying,
LORD commanded him, all the 2 Take the sum of the sons of Ko-
firstborn among the children of Is- hath from among the sons of Levi,
rael. after their families, by the house of
43 And all the firstborn males by their fathers,
the number of names, from a month 3 From thirty years old and upward
old and upward, of those that were even until fifty years old, all that en-
numbered of them, were twenty and ter into the host, to do the work in
two thousand two hundred and the tabernacle of the congregation.
threescore and thirteen. 4 This shall be the ser vice of the
44 ¶ And the LORD spake unto sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of
Moses, saying, the congregation, about the most
45 Take the Levites instead of all holy things:
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5 ¶ And when the camp setteth the basons, all the vessels of the al-
for ward, Aaron shall come, and his tar; and they shall spread upon it a
sons, and they shall take down the covering of badgers' skins, and put
covering vail, and cover the ark of to the staves of it.
testimony with it: 15 And when Aaron and his sons
6 And shall put thereon the cover- have made an end of covering the
ing of badgers' skins, and shall sanctuar y, and all the vessels of the
spread over it a cloth wholly of blue, sanctuar y, as the camp is to set for -
and shall put in the staves thereof. ward; after that, the sons of Kohath
7 And upon the table of shewbread shall come to bear it: but they shall
they shall spread a cloth of blue, and not touch any holy thing, lest they
put thereon the dishes, and the die. These things are the burden of
spoons, and the bowls, and covers to the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle
cover withal: and the continual of the congregation.
bread shall be thereon: 16 ¶ And to the office of Eleazar
8 And they shall spread upon them the son of Aaron the priest per-
a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same taineth the oil for the light, and the
with a covering of badgers' skins, sweet incense, and the daily meat of-
and shall put in the staves thereof. fering, and the anointing oil, and
9 And they shall take a cloth of the oversight of all the tabernacle,
blue, and cover the candlestick of and of all that therein is, in the
the light, and his lamps, and his sanctuar y, and in the vessels thereof.
tongs, and his snuffdishes, and all 17 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
the oil vessels thereof, wherewith Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
they minister unto it: 18 Cut ye not off the tribe of the
10 And they shall put it and all the families of the Kohathites from
vessels thereof within a covering of among the Levites:
badgers' skins, and shall put it upon 19 But thus do unto them, that
a bar. they may live, and not die, when
11 And upon the golden altar they they approach unto the most holy
shall spread a cloth of blue, and things: Aaron and his sons shall go
cover it with a covering of badgers' in, and appoint them every one to
skins, and shall put to the staves his ser vice and to his burden:
thereof: 20 But they shall not go in to see
12 And they shall take all the in- when the holy things are covered,
struments of ministry, wherewith lest they die.
they minister in the sanctuary, and 21 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
put them in a cloth of blue, and Moses, saying,
cover them with a covering of badg- 22 Take also the sum of the sons of
ers' skins, and shall put them on a Gershon, throughout the houses of
bar: their fathers, by their families;
13 And they shall take away the 23 From thirty years old and up-
ashes from the altar, and spread a ward until fifty years old shalt thou
purple cloth thereon: number them; all that enter in to
14 And they shall put upon it all perform the ser vice, to do the work
the vessels thereof, wherewith they in the tabernacle of the congrega-
minister about it, even the censers, tion.
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24 This is the ser vice of the fami- their pins, and their cords, with all
lies of the Gershonites, to serve, and their instruments, and with all their
for burdens: ser vice: and by name ye shall reckon
25 And they shall bear the curtains the instruments of the charge of
of the tabernacle, and the tabernacle their burden.
of the congregation, his covering, 33 This is the ser vice of the fami-
and the covering of the badgers' lies of the sons of Merari, according
skins that is above upon it, and the to all their ser vice, in the tabernacle
hanging for the door of the taberna- of the congregation, under the hand
cle of the congregation, of Ithamar the son of Aaron the
26 And the hangings of the court, priest.
and the hanging for the door of the 34 ¶ And Moses and Aaron and the
gate of the court, which is by the chief of the congregation numbered
tabernacle and by the altar round the sons of the Kohathites after their
about, and their cords, and all the families, and after the house of their
instruments of their ser vice, and all fathers,
that is made for them: so shall they 35 From thirty years old and up-
ser ve. ward even unto fifty years old, ever y
27 At the appointment of Aaron one that entereth into the ser vice,
and his sons shall be all the ser vice for the work in the tabernacle of the
of the sons of the Gershonites, in all congregation:
their burdens, and in all their ser- 36 And those that were numbered
vice: and ye shall appoint unto them of them by their families were two
in charge all their burdens. thousand seven hundred and fifty.
28 This is the ser vice of the fami- 37 These were they that were num-
lies of the sons of Gershon in the bered of the families of the Ko-
tabernacle of the congregation: and hathites, all that might do ser vice in
their charge shall be under the hand the tabernacle of the congregation,
of Ithamar the son of Aaron the which Moses and Aaron did number
priest. according to the commandment of
29 ¶ As for the sons of Merari, the LORD by the hand of Moses.
thou shalt number them after their 38 And those that were numbered
families, by the house of their fa- of the sons of Gershon, throughout
thers; their families, and by the house of
30 From thirty years old and up- their fathers,
ward even unto fifty years old shalt 39 From thirty years old and up-
thou number them, ever y one that ward even unto fifty years old, ever y
entereth into the ser vice, to do the one that entereth into the ser vice,
work of the tabernacle of the con- for the work in the tabernacle of the
gregation. congregation,
31 And this is the charge of their 40 Even those that were numbered
burden, according to all their ser vice of them, throughout their families,
in the tabernacle of the congrega- by the house of their fathers, were
tion; the boards of the tabernacle, two thousand and six hundred and
and the bars thereof, and the pillars thirty.
thereof, and sockets thereof, 41 These are they that were num-
32 And the pillars of the court bered of the families of the sons of
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in the tabernacle of the congrega- leper, and ever y one that hath an is-
tion, whom Moses and Aaron did sue, and whosoever is defiled by the
number according to the command- dead:
ment of the LORD. 3 Both male and female shall ye put
42 ¶ And those that were numbered out, without the camp shall ye put
of the families of the sons of Merari, them; that they defile not their
throughout their families, by the camps, in the midst whereof I dwell.
house of their fathers, 4 And the children of Israel did so,
43 From thirty years old and up- and put them out without the camp:
ward even unto fifty years old, ever y as the LORD spake unto Moses, so
one that entereth into the ser vice, did the children of Israel.
for the work in the tabernacle of the 5 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
congregation, Moses, saying,
44 Even those that were numbered 6 Speak unto the children of Israel,
of them after their families, were When a man or woman shall commit
three thousand and two hundred. any sin that men commit, to do a
45 These be those that were num- trespass against the LORD, and that
bered of the families of the sons of person be guilty;
Merari, whom Moses and Aaron 7 Then they shall confess their sin
numbered according to the word of which they have done: and he shall
the LORD by the hand of Moses. recompense his trespass with the
46 All those that were numbered of principal thereof, and add unto it
the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron the fifth part thereof, and give it
and the chief of Israel numbered, af- unto him against whom he hath tres-
ter their families, and after the passed.
house of their fathers, 8 But if the man have no kinsman
47 From thirty years old and up- to recompense the trespass unto, let
ward even unto fifty years old, ever y the trespass be recompensed unto the
one that came to do the ser vice of LORD, even to the priest; beside the
the ministr y, and the ser vice of the ram of the atonement, whereby an
burden in the tabernacle of the con- atonement shall be made for him.
gregation, 9 And ever y offering of all the holy
48 Even those that were numbered things of the children of Israel,
of them, were eight thousand and which they bring unto the priest,
five hundred and fourscore. shall be his.
49 According to the commandment 10 And ever y man's hallowed
of the LORD they were numbered by things shall be his: whatsoever any
the hand of Moses, ever y one accord- man giveth the priest, it shall be his.
ing to his ser vice, and according to 11 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
his burden: thus were they numbered Moses, saying,
of him, as the LORD commanded 12 Speak unto the children of Is-
Moses. rael, and say unto them, If any
man's wife go aside, and commit a
CHAPTER 5 trespass against him,
1 And the LORD spake unto 13 And a man lie with her carnally,
Moses, saying, and it be hid from the eyes of her
2 Command the children of Israel, husband, and be kept close, and she
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against her, neither she be taken oath among thy people, when the
with the manner; LORD doth make thy thigh to rot,
14 And the spirit of jealousy come and thy belly to swell;
upon him, and he be jealous of his 22 And this water that causeth the
wife, and she be defiled: or if the curse shall go into thy bowels, to
spirit of jealousy come upon him, make thy belly to swell, and thy
and he be jealous of his wife, and thigh to rot: And the woman shall
she be not defiled: say, Amen, amen.
15 Then shall the man bring his 23 And the priest shall write these
wife unto the priest, and he shall curses in a book, and he shall blot
bring her offering for her, the tenth them out with the bitter water:
part of an ephah of barley meal; he 24 And he shall cause the woman
shall pour no oil upon it, nor put to drink the bitter water that causeth
frankincense thereon; for it is an of- the curse: and the water that causeth
fering of jealousy, an offering of the curse shall enter into her, and
memorial, bringing iniquity to re- become bitter.
membrance. 25 Then the priest shall take the
16 And the priest shall bring her jealousy offering out of the woman's
near, and set her before the LORD: hand, and shall wave the offering be-
17 And the priest shall take holy fore the LORD, and offer it upon
water in an earthen vessel; and of the altar:
the dust that is in the floor of the 26 And the priest shall take an
tabernacle the priest shall take, and handful of the offering, even the
put it into the water: memorial thereof, and burn it upon
18 And the priest shall set the the altar, and afterward shall cause
woman before the LORD, and un- the woman to drink the water.
cover the woman's head, and put the 27 And when he hath made her to
offering of memorial in her hands, drink the water, then it shall come
which is the jealousy offering: and to pass, that, if she be defiled, and
the priest shall have in his hand the have done trespass against her hus-
bitter water that causeth the curse: band, that the water that causeth the
19 And the priest shall charge her curse shall enter into her, and become
by an oath, and say unto the woman, bitter, and her belly shall swell, and
If no man have lain with thee, and if her thigh shall rot: and the woman
thou hast not gone aside to unclean- shall be a curse among her people.
ness with another instead of thy hus- 28 And if the woman be not de-
band, be thou free from this bitter filed, but be clean; then she shall be
water that causeth the curse: free, and shall conceive seed.
20 But if thou hast gone aside to 29 This is the law of jealousies,
another instead of thy husband, and when a wife goeth aside to another
if thou be defiled, and some man instead of her husband, and is de-
have lain with thee beside thine hus- filed;
band: 30 Or when the spirit of jealousy
21 Then the priest shall charge the cometh upon him, and he be jealous
woman with an oath of cursing, and over his wife, and shall set the
the priest shall say unto the woman, woman before the LORD, and the
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law. 10 And on the eighth day he shall


31 Then shall the man be guiltless bring two turtles, or two young pi-
from iniquity, and this woman shall geons, to the priest, to the door of
bear her iniquity. the tabernacle of the congregation:
11 And the priest shall offer the
CHAPTER 6 one for a sin offering, and the other
1 And the LORD spake unto for a burnt offering, and make an
Moses, saying, atonement for him, for that he
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, sinned by the dead, and shall hallow
and say unto them, When either man his head that same day.
or woman shall separate themselves to 12 And he shall consecrate unto the
vow a vow of a Nazarite, to separate LORD the days of his separation,
themselves unto the LORD: and shall bring a lamb of the first
3 He shall separate himself from year for a trespass offering: but the
wine and strong drink, and shall days that were before shall be lost,
drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar because his separation was defiled.
of strong drink, neither shall he 13 ¶ And this is the law of the
drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat Nazarite, when the days of his sepa-
moist grapes, or dried. ration are fulfilled: he shall be
4 All the days of his separation brought unto the door of the taber-
shall he eat nothing that is made of nacle of the congregation:
the vine tree, from the kernels even 14 And he shall offer his offering
to the husk. unto the LORD, one he lamb of the
5 All the days of the vow of his first year without blemish for a
separation there shall no razor come burnt offering, and one ewe lamb of
upon his head: until the days be ful- the first year without blemish for a
filled, in the which he separateth sin offering, and one ram without
himself unto the LORD, he shall be blemish for peace offerings,
holy, and shall let the locks of the 15 And a basket of unleavened
hair of his head grow. bread, cakes of fine flour mingled
6 All the days that he separateth with oil, and wafers of unleavened
himself unto the LORD he shall bread anointed with oil, and their
come at no dead body. meat offering, and their drink offer-
7 He shall not make himself un- ings.
clean for his father, or for his 16 And the priest shall bring them
mother, for his brother, or for his before the LORD, and shall offer his
sister, when they die: because the sin offering, and his burnt offering:
consecration of his God is upon his 17 And he shall offer the ram for a
head. sacrifice of peace offerings unto the
8 All the days of his separation he LORD, with the basket of unleav-
is holy unto the LORD. ened bread: the priest shall offer also
9 And if any man die ver y suddenly his meat offering, and his drink of-
by him, and he hath defiled the head fering.
of his consecration; then he shall 18 And the Nazarite shall shave the
shave his head in the day of his head of his separation at the door of
cleansing, on the seventh day shall the tabernacle of the congregation,
he shave it. and shall take the hair of the head of
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which is under the sacrifice of the them, and sanctified them;


peace offerings. 2 That the princes of Israel, heads
19 And the priest shall take the of the house of their fathers, who
sodden shoulder of the ram, and one were the princes of the tribes, and
unleavened cake out of the basket, were over them that were numbered,
and one unleavened wafer, and shall offered:
put them upon the hands of the 3 And they brought their offering
Nazarite, after the hair of his separa- before the LORD, six covered wag-
tion is shaven: ons, and twelve oxen; a wagon for
20 And the priest shall wave them two of the princes, and for each one
for a wave offering before the an ox: and they brought them before
LORD: this is holy for the priest, the tabernacle.
with the wave breast and heave 4 And the LORD spake unto
shoulder: and after that the Nazarite Moses, saying,
may drink wine. 5 Take it of them, that they may be
21 This is the law of the Nazarite to do the ser vice of the tabernacle of
who hath vowed, and of his offering the congregation; and thou shalt give
unto the LORD for his separation, them unto the Levites, to every man
beside that that his hand shall get: according to his ser vice.
according to the vow which he 6 And Moses took the wagons and
vowed, so he must do after the law the oxen, and gave them unto the
of his separation. Levites.
22 ¶ And the LORD spake unto 7 Two wagons and four oxen he
Moses, saying, gave unto the sons of Gershon, ac-
23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his cording to their ser vice:
sons, saying, On this wise ye shall 8 And four wagons and eight oxen
bless the children of Israel, saying he gave unto the sons of Merari, ac-
unto them, cording unto their ser vice, under the
24 The LORD bless thee, and keep hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron
thee: the priest.
25 The LORD make his face shine 9 But unto the sons of Kohath he
upon thee, and be gracious unto gave none: because the ser vice of the
thee: sanctuar y belonging unto them was
26 The LORD lift up his counte- that they should bear upon their
nance upon thee, and give thee shoulders.
peace. 10 ¶ And the princes offered for
27 And they shall put my name dedicating of the altar in the day
upon the children of Israel; and I that it was anointed, even the
will bless them. princes offered their offering before
the altar.
CHAPTER 7 11 And the LORD said unto
1 And it came to pass on the day Moses, They shall offer their offer-
that Moses had fully set up the tab- ing, each prince on his day, for the
ernacle, and had anointed it, and dedicating of the altar.
sanctified it, and all the instruments 12 ¶ And he that offered his offer-
thereof, both the altar and all the ing the first day was Nahshon the
vessels thereof, and had anointed son of Amminadab, of the tribe of
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13 And his offering was one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the
charger, the weight thereof was an shekel of the sanctuary; both of
hundred and thirty shekels, one silver them full of fine flour mingled with
bowl of seventy shekels, after the oil for a meat offering:
shekel of the sanctuary; both of 26 One golden spoon of ten shekels,
them were full of fine flour mingled full of incense:
with oil for a meat offering: 27 One young bullock, one ram,
14 One spoon of ten shekels of one lamb of the first year, for a
gold, full of incense: burnt offering:
15 One young bullock, one ram, 28 One kid of the goats for a sin
one lamb of the first year, for a offering:
burnt offering: 29 And for a sacrifice of peace of-
16 One kid of the goats for a sin ferings, two oxen, five rams, five he
offering: goats, five lambs of the first year:
17 And for a sacrifice of peace of- this was the offering of Eliab the son
ferings, two oxen, five rams, five he of Helon.
goats, five lambs of the first year: 30 ¶ On the fourth day Elizur the
this was the offering of Nahshon the son of Shedeur, prince of the chil-
son of Amminadab. dren of Reuben, did offer:
18 ¶ On the second day Nethaneel 31 His offering was one silver
the son of Zuar, prince of Issachar, charger of the weight of an hundred
did offer: and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of
19 He offered for his offering one seventy shekels, after the shekel of
silver charger, the weight whereof the sanctuary; both of them full of
was an hundred and thirty shekels, fine flour mingled with oil for a
one silver bowl of seventy shekels, meat offering:
after the shekel of the sanctuary; 32 One golden spoon of ten shekels,
both of them full of fine flour min- full of incense:
gled with oil for a meat offering: 33 One young bullock, one ram,
20 One spoon of gold of ten shek- one lamb of the first year, for a
els, full of incense: burnt offering:
21 One young bullock, one ram, 34 One kid of the goats for a sin
one lamb of the first year, for a offering:
burnt offering: 35 And for a sacrifice of peace of-
22 One kid of the goats for a sin ferings, two oxen, five rams, five he
offering: goats, five lambs of the first year:
23 And for a sacrifice of peace of- this was the offering of Elizur the
ferings, two oxen, five rams, five he son of Shedeur.
goats, five lambs of the first year: 36 ¶ On the fifth day Shelumiel the
this was the offering of Nethaneel son of Zurishaddai, prince of the
the son of Zuar. children of Simeon, did offer:
24 ¶ On the third day Eliab the son 37 His offering was one silver
of Helon, prince of the children of charger, the weight whereof was an
Zebulun, did offer: hundred and thirty shekels, one silver
25 His offering was one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the
charger, the weight whereof was an shekel of the sanctuary; both of
hundred and thirty shekels, one silver them full of fine flour mingled with

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oil for a meat offering: 51 One young bullock, one ram,


38 One golden spoon of ten shekels, one lamb of the first year, for a
full of incense: burnt offering:
39 One young bullock, one ram, 52 One kid of the goats for a sin
one lamb of the first year, for a offering:
burnt offering: 53 And for a sacrifice of peace of-
40 One kid of the goats for a sin ferings, two oxen, five rams, five he
offering: goats, five lambs of the first year:
41 And for a sacrifice of peace of- this was the offering of Elishama the
ferings, two oxen, five rams, five he son of Ammihud.
goats, five lambs of the first year: 54 ¶ On the eighth day offered Ga-
this was the offering of Shelumiel maliel the son of Pedahzur, prince of
the son of Zurishaddai. the children of Manasseh:
42 ¶ On the sixth day Eliasaph the 55 His offering was one silver
son of Deuel, prince of the children charger of the weight of an hundred
of Gad, offered: and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of
43 His offering was one silver seventy shekels, after the shekel of
charger of the weight of an hundred the sanctuary; both of them full of
and thirty shekels, a silver bowl of fine flour mingled with oil for a
seventy shekels, after the shekel of meat offering:
the sanctuary; both of them full of 56 One golden spoon of ten shekels,
fine flour mingled with oil for a full of incense:
meat offering: 57 One young bullock, one ram,
44 One golden spoon of ten shekels, one lamb of the first year, for a
full of incense: burnt offering:
45 One young bullock, one ram, 58 One kid of the goats for a sin
one lamb of the first year, for a offering:
burnt offering: 59 And for a sacrifice of peace of-
46 One kid of the goats for a sin ferings, two oxen, five rams, five he
offering: goats, five lambs of the first year:
47 And for a sacrifice of peace of- this was the offering of Gamaliel the
ferings, two oxen, five rams, five he son of Pedahzur.
goats, five lambs of the first year: 60 ¶ On the ninth day Abidan the
this was the offering of Eliasaph the son of Gideoni, prince of the chil-
son of Deuel. dren of Benjamin, offered:
48 ¶ On the seventh day Elishama 61 His offering was one silver
the son of Ammihud, prince of the charger, the weight whereof was an
children of Ephraim, offered: hundred and thirty shekels, one silver
49 His offering was one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the
charger, the weight whereof was an shekel of the sanctuary; both of
hundred and thirty shekels, one silver them full of fine flour mingled with
bowl of seventy shekels, after the oil for a meat offering:
shekel of the sanctuary; both of 62 One golden spoon of ten shekels,
them full of fine flour mingled with full of incense:
oil for a meat offering: 63 One young bullock, one ram,
50 One golden spoon of ten shekels, one lamb of the first year, for a
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64 One kid of the goats for a sin ferings, two oxen, five rams, five he
offering: goats, five lambs of the first year:
65 And for a sacrifice of peace of- this was the offering of Pagiel the
ferings, two oxen, five rams, five he son of Ocran.
goats, five lambs of the first year: 78 ¶ On the twelfth day Ahira the
this was the offering of Abidan the son of Enan, prince of the children
son of Gideoni. of Naphtali, offered:
66 ¶ On the tenth day Ahiezer the 79 His offering was one silver
son of Ammishaddai, prince of the charger, the weight whereof was an
children of Dan, offered: hundred and thirty shekels, one silver
67 His offering was one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the
charger, the weight whereof was an shekel of the sanctuary; both of
hundred and thirty shekels, one silver them full of fine flour mingled with
bowl of seventy shekels, after the oil for a meat offering:
shekel of the sanctuary; both of 80 One golden spoon of ten shekels,
them full of fine flour mingled with full of incense:
oil for a meat offering: 81 One young bullock, one ram,
68 One golden spoon of ten shekels, one lamb of the first year, for a
full of incense: burnt offering:
69 One young bullock, one ram, 82 One kid of the goats for a sin
one lamb of the first year, for a offering:
burnt offering: 83 And for a sacrifice of peace of-
70 One kid of the goats for a sin ferings, two oxen, five rams, five he
offering: goats, five lambs of the first year:
71 And for a sacrifice of peace of- this was the offering of Ahira the son
ferings, two oxen, five rams, five he of Enan.
goats, five lambs of the first year: 84 This was the dedication of the
this was the offering of Ahiezer the altar, in the day when it was
son of Ammishaddai. anointed, by the princes of Israel:
72 ¶ On the eleventh day Pagiel the twelve chargers of silver, twelve sil-
son of Ocran, prince of the children ver bowls, twelve spoons of gold:
of Asher, offered: 85 Each charger of silver weighing
73 His offering was one silver an hundred and thirty shekels, each
charger, the weight whereof was an bowl seventy: all the silver vessels
hundred and thirty shekels, one silver weighed two thousand and four hun-
bowl of seventy shekels, after the dred shekels, after the shekel of the
shekel of the sanctuary; both of sanctuar y:
them full of fine flour mingled with 86 The golden spoons were twelve,
oil for a meat offering: full of incense, weighing ten shekels
74 One golden spoon of ten shekels, apiece, after the shekel of the sanc-
full of incense: tuar y: all the gold of the spoons was
75 One young bullock, one ram, an hundred and twenty shekels.
one lamb of the first year, for a 87 All the oxen for the burnt offer-
burnt offering: ing were twelve bullocks, the rams
76 One kid of the goats for a sin twelve, the lambs of the first year
offering: twelve, with their meat offering: and
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twelve. young bullock shalt thou take for a


88 And all the oxen for the sacri- sin offering.
fice of the peace offerings were 9 And thou shalt bring the Levites
twenty and four bullocks, the rams before the tabernacle of the congre-
sixty, the he goats sixty, the lambs of gation: and thou shalt gather the
the first year sixty. This was the whole assembly of the children of
dedication of the altar, after that it Israel together:
was anointed. 10 And thou shalt bring the Levites
89 And when Moses was gone into before the LORD: and the children
the tabernacle of the congregation to of Israel shall put their hands upon
speak with him, then he heard the the Levites:
voice of one speaking unto him from 11 And Aaron shall offer the Le-
off the mercy seat that was upon the vites before the LORD for an offer-
ark of testimony, from between the ing of the children of Israel, that
two cherubims: and he spake unto they may execute the ser vice of the
him. LORD.
12 And the Levites shall lay their
CHAPTER 8 hands upon the heads of the bul-
1 And the LORD spake unto locks: and thou shalt offer the one
Moses, saying, for a sin offering, and the other for a
2 Speak unto Aaron, and say unto burnt offering, unto the LORD, to
him, When thou lightest the lamps, make an atonement for the Levites.
the seven lamps shall give light over 13 And thou shalt set the Levites
against the candlestick. before Aaron, and before his sons,
3 And Aaron did so; he lighted the and offer them for an offering unto
lamps thereof over against the can- the LORD.
dlestick, as the LORD commanded 14 Thus shalt thou separate the Le-
Moses. vites from among the children of Is-
4 And this work of the candlestick rael: and the Levites shall be mine.
was of beaten gold, unto the shaft 15 And after that shall the Levites
thereof, unto the flowers thereof, go in to do the ser vice of the taber-
was beaten work: according unto the nacle of the congregation: and thou
pattern which the LORD had shewed shalt cleanse them, and offer them
Moses, so he made the candlestick. for an offering.
5 ¶ And the LORD spake unto 16 For they are wholly given unto
Moses, saying, me from among the children of Is-
6 Take the Levites from among the rael; instead of such as open ever y
children of Israel, and cleanse them. womb, even instead of the firstborn
7 And thus shalt thou do unto of all the children of Israel, have I
them, to cleanse them: Sprinkle wa- taken them unto me.
ter of purifying upon them, and let 17 For all the firstborn of the chil-
them shave all their flesh, and let dren of Israel are mine, both man
them wash their clothes, and so make and beast: on the day that I smote
themselves clean. ever y firstborn in the land of Egypt I
8 Then let them take a young bul- sanctified them for myself.
lock with his meat offering, even fine 18 And I have taken the Levites for
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Israel. CHAPTER 9
19 And I have given the Levites as a 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses
gift to Aaron and to his sons from in the wilderness of Sinai, in the
among the children of Israel, to do first month of the second year after
the ser vice of the children of Israel they were come out of the land of
in the tabernacle of the congrega- Egypt, saying,
tion, and to make an atonement for 2 Let the children of Israel also
the children of Israel: that there be keep the passover at his appointed
no plague among the children of Is- season.
rael, when the children of Israel 3 In the fourteenth day of this
come nigh unto the sanctuary. month, at even, ye shall keep it in
20 And Moses, and Aaron, and all his appointed season: according to
the congregation of the children of all the rites of it, and according to
Israel, did to the Levites according all the ceremonies thereof, shall ye
unto all that the LORD commanded keep it.
Moses concerning the Levites, so did 4 And Moses spake unto the chil-
the children of Israel unto them. dren of Israel, that they should keep
21 And the Levites were purified, the passover.
and they washed their clothes; and 5 And they kept the passover on
Aaron offered them as an offering the fourteenth day of the first month
before the LORD; and Aaron made at even in the wilderness of Sinai:
an atonement for them to cleanse according to all that the LORD
them. commanded Moses, so did the chil-
22 And after that went the Levites dren of Israel.
in to do their ser vice in the taberna- 6 ¶ And there were certain men,
cle of the congregation before Aaron, who were defiled by the dead body
and before his sons: as the LORD of a man, that they could not keep
had commanded Moses concerning the passover on that day: and they
the Levites, so did they unto them. came before Moses and before Aaron
23 ¶ And the LORD spake unto on that day:
Moses, saying, 7 And those men said unto him, We
24 This is it that belongeth unto the are defiled by the dead body of a
Levites: from twenty and five years man: wherefore are we kept back,
old and upward they shall go in to that we may not offer an offering of
wait upon the ser vice of the taberna- the LORD in his appointed season
cle of the congregation: among the children of Israel?
25 And from the age of fifty years 8 And Moses said unto them, Stand
they shall cease waiting upon the still, and I will hear what the LORD
ser vice thereof, and shall serve no will command concerning you.
more: 9 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
26 But shall minister with their Moses, saying,
brethren in the tabernacle of the 10 Speak unto the children of Is-
congregation, to keep the charge, rael, saying, If any man of you or of
and shall do no service. Thus shalt your posterity shall be unclean by
thou do unto the Levites touching reason of a dead body, or be in a
their charge. journey afar off, yet he shall keep
the passover unto the LORD.
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ond month at even they shall keep 20 And so it was, when the cloud
it, and eat it with unleavened bread was a few days upon the tabernacle;
and bitter herbs. according to the commandment of
12 They shall leave none of it unto the LORD they abode in their tents,
the morning, nor break any bone of and according to the commandment
it: according to all the ordinances of of the LORD they journeyed.
the passover they shall keep it. 21 And so it was, when the cloud
13 But the man that is clean, and is abode from even unto the morning,
not in a journey, and forbeareth to and that the cloud was taken up in
keep the passover, even the same soul the morning, then they journeyed:
shall be cut off from among his peo- whether it was by day or by night
ple: because he brought not the of- that the cloud was taken up, they
fering of the LORD in his appointed journeyed.
season, that man shall bear his sin. 22 Or whether it were two days, or
14 And if a stranger shall sojourn a month, or a year, that the cloud
among you, and will keep the pass- tarried upon the tabernacle, remain-
over unto the LORD; according to ing thereon, the children of Israel
the ordinance of the passover, and abode in their tents, and journeyed
according to the manner thereof, so not: but when it was taken up, they
shall he do: ye shall have one ordi- journeyed.
nance, both for the stranger, and for 23 At the commandment of the
him that was born in the land. LORD they rested in the tents, and
15 ¶ And on the day that the tab- at the commandment of the LORD
ernacle was reared up the cloud cov- they journeyed: they kept the charge
ered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the LORD, at the commandment
of the testimony: and at even there of the LORD by the hand of Moses.
was upon the tabernacle as it were
the appearance of fire, until the CHAPTER 10
morning. 1 And the LORD spake unto
16 So it was alway: the cloud cov- Moses, saying,
ered it by day, and the appearance of 2 Make thee two trumpets of silver;
fire by night. of a whole piece shalt thou make
17 And when the cloud was taken them: that thou mayest use them for
up from the tabernacle, then after the calling of the assembly, and for
that the children of Israel journeyed: the journeying of the camps.
and in the place where the cloud 3 And when they shall blow with
abode, there the children of Israel them, all the assembly shall assemble
pitched their tents. themselves to thee at the door of the
18 At the commandment of the tabernacle of the congregation.
LORD the children of Israel jour- 4 And if they blow but with one
neyed, and at the commandment of trumpet, then the princes, which are
the LORD they pitched: as long as heads of the thousands of Israel,
the cloud abode upon the tabernacle shall gather themselves unto thee.
they rested in their tents. 5 When ye blow an alarm, then the
19 And when the cloud tarried long camps that lie on the east parts shall
upon the tabernacle many days, then go forward.
the children of Israel kept the charge 6 When ye blow an alarm the sec-
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ond time, then the camps that lie on 16 And over the host of the tribe of
the south side shall take their jour- the children of Zebulun was Eliab
ney: they shall blow an alarm for the son of Helon.
their journeys. 17 And the tabernacle was taken
7 But when the congregation is to down; and the sons of Gershon and
be gathered together, ye shall blow, the sons of Merari set for ward, bear-
but ye shall not sound an alarm. ing the tabernacle.
8 And the sons of Aaron, the 18 ¶ And the standard of the camp
priests, shall blow with the trum- of Reuben set forward according to
pets; and they shall be to you for an their armies: and over his host was
ordinance for ever throughout your Elizur the son of Shedeur.
generations. 19 And over the host of the tribe of
9 And if ye go to war in your land the children of Simeon was She-
against the enemy that oppresseth lumiel the son of Zurishaddai.
you, then ye shall blow an alarm 20 And over the host of the tribe of
with the trumpets; and ye shall be the children of Gad was Eliasaph the
remembered before the LORD your son of Deuel.
God, and ye shall be saved from your 21 And the Kohathites set forward,
enemies. bearing the sanctuary: and the other
10 Also in the day of your gladness, did set up the tabernacle against
and in your solemn days, and in the they came.
beginnings of your months, ye shall 22 ¶ And the standard of the camp
blow with the trumpets over your of the children of Ephraim set for -
burnt offerings, and over the sacri- ward according to their armies: and
fices of your peace offerings; that over his host was Elishama the son of
they may be to you for a memorial Ammihud.
before your God: I am the LORD 23 And over the host of the tribe of
your God. the children of Manasseh was Gama-
11 ¶ And it came to pass on the liel the son of Pedahzur.
twentieth day of the second month, 24 And over the host of the tribe of
in the second year, that the cloud the children of Benjamin was Abidan
was taken up from off the tabernacle the son of Gideoni.
of the testimony. 25 ¶ And the standard of the camp
12 And the children of Israel took of the children of Dan set for ward,
their journeys out of the wilderness which was the rereward of all the
of Sinai; and the cloud rested in the camps throughout their hosts: and
wilderness of Paran. over his host was Ahiezer the son of
13 And they first took their jour- Ammishaddai.
ney according to the commandment 26 And over the host of the tribe of
of the LORD by the hand of Moses. the children of Asher was Pagiel the
14 ¶ In the first place went the son of Ocran.
standard of the camp of the children 27 And over the host of the tribe of
of Judah according to their armies: the children of Naphtali was Ahira
and over his host was Nahshon the the son of Enan.
son of Amminadab. 28 Thus were the journeyings of the
15 And over the host of the tribe of children of Israel according to their
the children of Issachar was armies, when they set for ward.
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29 ¶ And Moses said unto Hobab, LORD, the fire was quenched.
the son of Raguel the Midianite, 3 And he called the name of the
Moses' father in law, We are journey- place Taberah: because the fire of the
ing unto the place of which the LORD burnt among them.
LORD said, I will give it you: come 4 ¶ And the mixt multitude that
thou with us, and we will do thee was among them fell a lusting: and
good: for the LORD hath spoken the children of Israel also wept
good concerning Israel. again, and said, Who shall give us
30 And he said unto him, I will not flesh to eat?
go; but I will depart to mine own 5 We remember the fish, which we
land, and to my kindred. did eat in Egypt freely; the cucum-
31 And he said, Leave us not, I bers, and the melons, and the leeks,
pray thee; forasmuch as thou know- and the onions, and the garlick:
est how we are to encamp in the wil- 6 But now our soul is dried away:
derness, and thou mayest be to us there is nothing at all, beside this
instead of eyes. manna, before our eyes.
32 And it shall be, if thou go with 7 And the manna was as coriander
us, yea, it shall be, that what good- seed, and the colour thereof as the
ness the LORD shall do unto us, the colour of bdellium.
same will we do unto thee. 8 And the people went about, and
33 ¶ And they departed from the gathered it, and ground it in mills,
mount of the LORD three days' or beat it in a mortar, and baked it
journey: and the ark of the covenant in pans, and made cakes of it: and
of the LORD went before them in the taste of it was as the taste of
the three days' journey, to search out fresh oil.
a resting place for them. 9 And when the dew fell upon the
34 And the cloud of the LORD was camp in the night, the manna fell
upon them by day, when they went upon it.
out of the camp. 10 ¶ Then Moses heard the people
35 And it came to pass, when the weep throughout their families,
ark set for ward, that Moses said, ever y man in the door of his tent:
Rise up, LORD, and let thine ene- and the anger of the LORD was kin-
mies be scattered; and let them that dled greatly; Moses also was dis-
hate thee flee before thee. pleased.
36 And when it rested, he said, Re- 11 And Moses said unto the
turn, O LORD, unto the many thou- LORD, Wherefore hast thou af-
sands of Israel. flicted thy ser vant? and wherefore
have I not found favour in thy sight,
CHAPTER 11 that thou layest the burden of all
1 And when the people complained, this people upon me?
it displeased the LORD: and the 12 Have I conceived all this peo-
LORD heard it; and his anger was ple? have I begotten them, that thou
kindled; and the fire of the LORD shouldest say unto me, Carr y them
burnt among them, and consumed in thy bosom, as a nursing father
them that were in the uttermost parts beareth the sucking child, unto the
of the camp. land which thou swarest unto their
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13 Whence should I have flesh to said, I will give them flesh, that they
give unto all this people? for they may eat a whole month.
weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, 22 Shall the flocks and the herds be
that we may eat. slain for them, to suffice them? or
14 I am not able to bear all this shall all the fish of the sea be gath-
people alone, because it is too heavy ered together for them, to suffice
for me. them?
15 And if thou deal thus with me, 23 And the LORD said unto
kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I Moses, Is the LORD'S hand waxed
have found favour in thy sight; and short? thou shalt see now whether
let me not see my wretchedness. my word shall come to pass unto
16 ¶ And the LORD said unto thee or not.
Moses, Gather unto me seventy men 24 ¶ And Moses went out, and told
of the elders of Israel, whom thou the people the words of the LORD,
knowest to be the elders of the peo- and gathered the seventy men of the
ple, and officers over them; and elders of the people, and set them
bring them unto the tabernacle of round about the tabernacle.
the congregation, that they may 25 And the LORD came down in a
stand there with thee. cloud, and spake unto him, and took
17 And I will come down and talk of the spirit that was upon him, and
with thee there: and I will take of gave it unto the seventy elders: and
the spirit which is upon thee, and it came to pass, that, when the spirit
will put it upon them; and they shall rested upon them, they prophesied,
bear the burden of the people with and did not cease.
thee, that thou bear it not thyself 26 But there remained two of the
alone. men in the camp, the name of the
18 And say thou unto the people, one was Eldad, and the name of the
Sanctify yourselves against to mor- other Medad: and the spirit rested
row, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye upon them; and they were of them
have wept in the ears of the LORD, that were written, but went not out
saying, Who shall give us flesh to unto the tabernacle: and they
eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: prophesied in the camp.
therefore the LORD will give you 27 And there ran a young man, and
flesh, and ye shall eat. told Moses, and said, Eldad and
19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two Medad do prophesy in the camp.
days, nor five days, neither ten days, 28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the
nor twenty days; ser vant of Moses, one of his young
20 But even a whole month, until it men, answered and said, My lord
come out at your nostrils, and it be Moses, forbid them.
loathsome unto you: because that ye 29 And Moses said unto him, Envi-
have despised the LORD which is est thou for my sake? would God
among you, and have wept before that all the LORD'S people were
him, saying, Why came we forth out prophets, and that the LORD would
of Egypt? put his spirit upon them!
21 And Moses said, The people, 30 And Moses gat him into the
among whom I am, are six hundred camp, he and the elders of Israel.
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from the LORD, and brought quails pillar of the cloud, and stood in the
from the sea, and let them fall by the door of the tabernacle, and called
camp, as it were a day's journey on Aaron and Miriam: and they both
this side, and as it were a day's jour- came forth.
ney on the other side, round about 6 And he said, Hear now my words:
the camp, and as it were two cubits If there be a prophet among you, I
high upon the face of the earth. the LORD will make myself known
32 And the people stood up all that unto him in a vision, and will speak
day, and all that night, and all the unto him in a dream.
next day, and they gathered the 7 My ser vant Moses is not so, who
quails: he that gathered least gath- is faithful in all mine house.
ered ten homers: and they spread 8 With him will I speak mouth to
them all abroad for themselves round mouth, even apparently, and not in
about the camp. dark speeches; and the similitude of
33 And while the flesh was yet be- the LORD shall he behold: where-
tween their teeth, ere it was chewed, fore then were ye not afraid to speak
the wrath of the LORD was kindled against my ser vant Moses?
against the people, and the LORD 9 And the anger of the LORD was
smote the people with a very great kindled against them; and he de-
plague. parted.
34 And he called the name of that 10 And the cloud departed from off
place Kibroth-hattaavah: because the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam
there they buried the people that became leprous, white as snow: and
lusted. Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, be-
35 And the people journeyed from hold, she was leprous.
Kibroth-hattaavah unto Hazeroth; 11 And Aaron said unto Moses,
and abode at Hazeroth. Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not
the sin upon us, wherein we have
CHAPTER 12 done foolishly, and wherein we have
1 And Miriam and Aaron spake sinned.
against Moses because of the Ethio- 12 Let her not be as one dead, of
pian woman whom he had married: whom the flesh is half consumed
for he had married an Ethiopian when he cometh out of his mother's
woman. womb.
2 And they said, Hath the LORD 13 And Moses cried unto the
indeed spoken only by Moses? hath LORD, saying, Heal her now, O
he not spoken also by us? And the God, I beseech thee.
LORD heard it. 14 ¶ And the LORD said unto
3 (Now the man Moses was ver y Moses, If her father had but spit in
meek, above all the men which were her face, should she not be ashamed
upon the face of the earth.) seven days? let her be shut out from
4 And the LORD spake suddenly the camp seven days, and after that
unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and let her be received in again.
unto Miriam, Come out ye three 15 And Miriam was shut out from
unto the tabernacle of the congrega- the camp seven days: and the people
tion. And they three came out. journeyed not till Miriam was
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16 And after ward the people re- 17 ¶ And Moses sent them to spy
moved from Hazeroth, and pitched out the land of Canaan, and said
in the wilderness of Paran. unto them, Get you up this way
southward, and go up into the
CHAPTER 13 mountain:
1 And the LORD spake unto 18 And see the land, what it is; and
Moses, saying, the people that dwelleth therein,
2 Send thou men, that they may whether they be strong or weak, few
search the land of Canaan, which I or many;
give unto the children of Israel: of 19 And what the land is that they
ever y tribe of their fathers shall ye dwell in, whether it be good or bad;
send a man, ever y one a ruler among and what cities they be that they
them. dwell in, whether in tents, or in
3 And Moses by the commandment strong holds;
of the LORD sent them from the 20 And what the land is, whether it
wilderness of Paran: all those men be fat or lean, whether there be wood
were heads of the children of Israel. therein, or not. And be ye of good
4 And these were their names: of courage, and bring of the fruit of the
the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the land. Now the time was the time of
son of Zaccur. the firstripe grapes.
5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat 21 ¶ So they went up, and searched
the son of Hori. the land from the wilderness of Zin
6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the unto Rehob, as men come to Ha-
son of Jephunneh. math.
7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the 22 And they ascended by the south,
son of Joseph. and came unto Hebron; where Ahi-
8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea man, Sheshai, and Talmai, the chil-
the son of Nun. dren of Anak, were. (Now Hebron
9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti was built seven years before Zoan in
the son of Raphu. Egypt.)
10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gad- 23 And they came unto the brook
diel the son of Sodi. of Eshcol, and cut down from thence
11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, a branch with one cluster of grapes,
of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the and they bare it between two upon a
son of Susi. staff; and they brought of the pome-
12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the granates, and of the figs.
son of Gemalli. 24 The place was called the brook
13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the Eshcol, because of the cluster of
son of Michael. grapes which the children of Israel
14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi cut down from thence.
the son of Vophsi. 25 And they returned from search-
15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the ing of the land after forty days.
son of Machi. 26 ¶ And they went and came to
16 These are the names of the men Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the
which Moses sent to spy out the congregation of the children of Is-
land. And Moses called Oshea the rael, unto the wilderness of Paran, to
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them, and unto all the congregation, Aaron: and the whole congregation
and shewed them the fruit of the said unto them, Would God that we
land. had died in the land of Egypt! or
27 And they told him, and said, We would God we had died in this wil-
came unto the land whither thou derness!
sentest us, and surely it floweth with 3 And wherefore hath the LORD
milk and honey; and this is the fruit brought us unto this land, to fall by
of it. the sword, that our wives and our
28 Nevertheless the people be children should be a prey? were it
strong that dwell in the land, and not better for us to return into
the cities are walled, and ver y great: Egypt?
and moreover we saw the children of 4 And they said one to another, Let
Anak there. us make a captain, and let us return
29 The Amalekites dwell in the into Egypt.
land of the south: and the Hittites, 5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on
and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, their faces before all the assembly of
dwell in the mountains: and the Ca- the congregation of the children of
naanites dwell by the sea, and by the Israel.
coast of Jordan. 6 ¶ And Joshua the son of Nun,
30 And Caleb stilled the people be- and Caleb the son of Jephunneh,
fore Moses, and said, Let us go up at which were of them that searched the
once, and possess it; for we are well land, rent their clothes:
able to overcome it. 7 And they spake unto all the com-
31 But the men that went up with pany of the children of Israel, say-
him said, We be not able to go up ing, The land, which we passed
against the people; for they are through to search it, is an exceeding
stronger than we. good land.
32 And they brought up an evil re- 8 If the LORD delight in us, then
port of the land which they had he will bring us into this land, and
searched unto the children of Israel, give it us; a land which floweth with
saying, The land, through which we milk and honey.
have gone to search it, is a land that 9 Only rebel not ye against the
eateth up the inhabitants thereof; LORD, neither fear ye the people of
and all the people that we saw in it the land; for they are bread for us:
are men of a great stature. their defence is departed from them,
33 And there we saw the giants, the and the LORD is with us: fear them
sons of Anak, which come of the gi- not.
ants: and we were in our own sight 10 But all the congregation bade
as grasshoppers, and so we were in stone them with stones. And the
their sight. glor y of the LORD appeared in the
tabernacle of the congregation before
CHAPTER 14 all the children of Israel.
1 And all the congregation lifted 11 ¶ And the LORD said unto
up their voice, and cried; and the Moses, How long will this people
people wept that night. provoke me? and how long will it be
2 And all the children of Israel ere they believe me, for all the signs
murmured against Moses and against which I have shewed among them?
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lence, and disinherit them, and will derness, and have tempted me now
make of thee a greater nation and these ten times, and have not heark-
mightier than they. ened to my voice;
13 ¶ And Moses said unto the 23 Surely they shall not see the
LORD, Then the Egyptians shall land which I sware unto their fa-
hear it, (for thou broughtest up this thers, neither shall any of them that
people in thy might from among provoked me see it:
them;) 24 But my ser vant Caleb, because
14 And they will tell it to the in- he had another spirit with him, and
habitants of this land: for they have hath followed me fully, him will I
heard that thou LORD art among bring into the land whereinto he
this people, that thou LORD art went; and his seed shall possess it.
seen face to face, and that thy cloud 25 (Now the Amalekites and the
standeth over them, and that thou Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) To
goest before them, by day time in a morrow turn you, and get you into
pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of the wilderness by the way of the Red
fire by night. sea.
15 ¶ Now if thou shalt kill all this 26 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
people as one man, then the nations Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
which have heard the fame of thee 27 How long shall I bear with this
will speak, saying, evil congregation, which murmur
16 Because the LORD was not able against me? I have heard the mur-
to bring this people into the land murings of the children of Israel,
which he sware unto them, therefore which they murmur against me.
he hath slain them in the wilderness. 28 Say unto them, As truly as I live,
17 And now, I beseech thee, let the saith the LORD, as ye have spoken
power of my Lord be great, accord- in mine ears, so will I do to you:
ing as thou hast spoken, saying, 29 Your carcases shall fall in this
18 The LORD is longsuffering, and wilderness; and all that were num-
of great mercy, forgiving iniquity bered of you, according to your
and transgression, and by no means whole number, from twenty years old
clearing the guilty, visiting the iniq- and upward, which have murmured
uity of the fathers upon the children against me,
unto the third and fourth generation. 30 Doubtless ye shall not come
19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the in- into the land, concerning which I
iquity of this people according unto sware to make you dwell therein,
the greatness of thy mercy, and as save Caleb the son of Jephunneh,
thou hast forgiven this people, from and Joshua the son of Nun.
Egypt even until now. 31 But your little ones, which ye
20 And the LORD said, I have par- said should be a prey, them will I
doned according to thy word: bring in, and they shall know the
21 But as truly as I live, all the land which ye have despised.
earth shall be filled with the glor y of 32 But as for you, your carcases,
the LORD. they shall fall in this wilderness.
22 Because all those men which 33 And your children shall wander
have seen my glory, and my miracles, in the wilderness forty years, and
which I did in Egypt and in the wil- bear your whoredoms, until your
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34 After the number of the days in unto the hill top: nevertheless the
which ye searched the land, even ark of the covenant of the LORD,
forty days, each day for a year, shall and Moses, departed not out of the
ye bear your iniquities, even forty camp.
years, and ye shall know my breach 45 Then the Amalekites came
of promise. down, and the Canaanites which
35 I the LORD have said, I will dwelt in that hill, and smote them,
surely do it unto all this evil congre- and discomfited them, even unto
gation, that are gathered together Hormah.
against me: in this wilderness they
shall be consumed, and there they CHAPTER 15
shall die. 1 And the LORD spake unto
36 And the men, which Moses sent Moses, saying,
to search the land, who returned, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel,
and made all the congregation to and say unto them, When ye be
murmur against him, by bringing up come into the land of your habita-
a slander upon the land, tions, which I give unto you,
37 Even those men that did bring 3 And will make an offering by fire
up the evil report upon the land, unto the LORD, a burnt offering, or
died by the plague before the LORD. a sacrifice in performing a vow, or in
38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and a freewill offering, or in your solemn
Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which feasts, to make a sweet savour unto
were of the men that went to search the LORD, of the herd, or of the
the land, lived still. flock:
39 And Moses told these sayings 4 Then shall he that offereth his of-
unto all the children of Israel: and fering unto the LORD bring a meat
the people mourned greatly. offering of a tenth deal of flour min-
40 ¶ And they rose up early in the gled with the fourth part of an hin
morning, and gat them up into the of oil.
top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we 5 And the fourth part of an hin of
be here, and will go up unto the wine for a drink offering shalt thou
place which the LORD hath prom- prepare with the burnt offering or
ised: for we have sinned. sacrifice, for one lamb.
41 And Moses said, Wherefore now 6 Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare
do ye transgress the commandment for a meat offering two tenth deals
of the LORD? but it shall not pros- of flour mingled with the third part
per. of an hin of oil.
42 Go not up, for the LORD is not 7 And for a drink offering thou
among you; that ye be not smitten shalt offer the third part of an hin of
before your enemies. wine, for a sweet savour unto the
43 For the Amalekites and the Ca- LORD.
naanites are there before you, and ye 8 And when thou preparest a bul-
shall fall by the sword: because ye lock for a burnt offering, or for a
are turned away from the LORD, sacrifice in performing a vow, or
therefore the LORD will not be with peace offerings unto the LORD:
you. 9 Then shall he bring with a bul-
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deals of flour mingled with half an 21 Of the first of your dough ye


hin of oil. shall give unto the LORD an heave
10 And thou shalt bring for a drink offering in your generations.
offering half an hin of wine, for an 22 ¶ And if ye have erred, and not
offering made by fire, of a sweet sa- obser ved all these commandments,
vour unto the LORD. which the LORD hath spoken unto
11 Thus shall it be done for one Moses,
bullock, or for one ram, or for a 23 Even all that the LORD hath
lamb, or a kid. commanded you by the hand of
12 According to the number that ye Moses, from the day that the LORD
shall prepare, so shall ye do to ever y commanded Moses, and hencefor ward
one according to their number. among your generations;
13 All that are born of the countr y 24 Then it shall be, if ought be
shall do these things after this man- committed by ignorance without the
ner, in offering an offering made by knowledge of the congregation, that
fire, of a sweet savour unto the all the congregation shall offer one
LORD. young bullock for a burnt offering,
14 And if a stranger sojourn with for a sweet savour unto the LORD,
you, or whosoever be among you in with his meat offering, and his drink
your generations, and will offer an offering, according to the manner,
offering made by fire, of a sweet sa- and one kid of the goats for a sin of-
vour unto the LORD; as ye do, so he fering.
shall do. 25 And the priest shall make an
15 One ordinance shall be both for atonement for all the congregation
you of the congregation, and also for of the children of Israel, and it shall
the stranger that sojourneth with be forgiven them; for it is ignorance:
you, an ordinance for ever in your and they shall bring their offering, a
generations: as ye are, so shall the sacrifice made by fire unto the
stranger be before the LORD. LORD, and their sin offering before
16 One law and one manner shall the LORD, for their ignorance:
be for you, and for the stranger that 26 And it shall be forgiven all the
sojourneth with you. congregation of the children of Is-
17 ¶ And the LORD spake unto rael, and the stranger that sojour-
Moses, saying, neth among them; seeing all the
18 Speak unto the children of Is- people were in ignorance.
rael, and say unto them, When ye 27 ¶ And if any soul sin through
come into the land whither I bring ignorance, then he shall bring a she
you, goat of the first year for a sin offer-
19 Then it shall be, that, when ye ing.
eat of the bread of the land, ye shall 28 And the priest shall make an
offer up an heave offering unto the atonement for the soul that sinneth
LORD. ignorantly, when he sinneth by igno-
20 Ye shall offer up a cake of the rance before the LORD, to make an
first of your dough for an heave of- atonement for him; and it shall be
fering: as ye do the heave offering of forgiven him.
the threshingfloor, so shall ye heave 29 Ye shall have one law for him
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for him that is born among the chil- your own eyes, after which ye use to
dren of Israel, and for the stranger go a whoring:
that sojourneth among them. 40 That ye may remember, and do
30 ¶ But the soul that doeth ought all my commandments, and be holy
presumptuously, whether he be born unto your God.
in the land, or a stranger, the same 41 I am the LORD your God,
reproacheth the LORD; and that which brought you out of the land of
soul shall be cut off from among his Egypt, to be your God: I am the
people. LORD your God.
31 Because he hath despised the
word of the LORD, and hath broken CHAPTER 16
his commandment, that soul shall 1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the
utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and
be upon him. Dathan and Abiram, the sons of
32 ¶ And while the children of Is- Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth,
rael were in the wilderness, they sons of Reuben, took men:
found a man that gathered sticks 2 And they rose up before Moses,
upon the sabbath day. with certain of the children of Israel,
33 And they that found him gath- two hundred and fifty princes of the
ering sticks brought him unto Moses assembly, famous in the congrega-
and Aaron, and unto all the congre- tion, men of renown:
gation. 3 And they gathered themselves to-
34 And they put him in ward, be- gether against Moses and against
cause it was not declared what Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take
should be done to him. too much upon you, seeing all the
35 And the LORD said unto congregation are holy, every one of
Moses, The man shall be surely put them, and the LORD is among them:
to death: all the congregation shall wherefore then lift ye up yourselves
stone him with stones without the above the congregation of the
camp. LORD?
36 And all the congregation 4 And when Moses heard it, he fell
brought him without the camp, and upon his face:
stoned him with stones, and he died; 5 And he spake unto Korah and
as the LORD commanded Moses. unto all his company, saying, Even
37 ¶ And the LORD spake unto to morrow the LORD will shew who
Moses, saying, are his, and who is holy; and will
38 Speak unto the children of Is- cause him to come near unto him:
rael, and bid them that they make even him whom he hath chosen will
them fringes in the borders of their he cause to come near unto him.
garments throughout their genera- 6 This do; Take you censers, Korah,
tions, and that they put upon the and all his company;
fringe of the borders a ribband of 7 And put fire therein, and put in-
blue: cense in them before the LORD to
39 And it shall be unto you for a morrow: and it shall be that the man
fringe, that ye may look upon it, and whom the LORD doth choose, he
remember all the commandments of shall be holy: ye take too much upon
the LORD, and do them; and that ye you, ye sons of Levi.
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8 And Moses said unto Korah, sers; thou also, and Aaron, each of
Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi: you his censer.
9 Seemeth it but a small thing unto 18 And they took ever y man his
you, that the God of Israel hath censer, and put fire in them, and laid
separated you from the congregation incense thereon, and stood in the
of Israel, to bring you near to him- door of the tabernacle of the congre-
self to do the ser vice of the taberna- gation with Moses and Aaron.
cle of the LORD, and to stand be- 19 And Korah gathered all the con-
fore the congregation to minister gregation against them unto the door
unto them? of the tabernacle of the congrega-
10 And he hath brought thee near tion: and the glory of the LORD ap-
to him, and all thy brethren the sons peared unto all the congregation.
of Levi with thee: and seek ye the 20 And the LORD spake unto
priesthood also? Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
11 For which cause both thou and 21 Separate yourselves from among
all thy company are gathered to- this congregation, that I may con-
gether against the LORD: and what sume them in a moment.
is Aaron, that ye murmur against 22 And they fell upon their faces,
him? and said, O God, the God of the
12 ¶ And Moses sent to call Dathan spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin,
and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which and wilt thou be wroth with all the
said, We will not come up: congregation?
13 Is it a small thing that thou hast 23 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
brought us up out of a land that Moses, saying,
floweth with milk and honey, to kill 24 Speak unto the congregation,
us in the wilderness, except thou saying, Get you up from about the
make thyself altogether a prince over tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and
us? Abiram.
14 Moreover thou hast not brought 25 And Moses rose up and went
us into a land that floweth with milk unto Dathan and Abiram; and the
and honey, or given us inheritance of elders of Israel followed him.
fields and vineyards: wilt thou put 26 And he spake unto the congre-
out the eyes of these men? we will gation, saying, Depart, I pray you,
not come up. from the tents of these wicked men,
15 And Moses was ver y wroth, and and touch nothing of their's, lest ye
said unto the LORD, Respect not be consumed in all their sins.
thou their offering: I have not taken 27 So they gat up from the taber-
one ass from them, neither have I nacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram,
hurt one of them. on every side: and Dathan and Abi-
16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be ram came out, and stood in the door
thou and all thy company before the of their tents, and their wives, and
LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron, their sons, and their little children.
to morrow: 28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall
17 And take every man his censer, know that the LORD hath sent me
and put incense in them, and bring to do all these works; for I have not
ye before the LORD ever y man his done them of mine own mind.
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death of all men, or if they be vis- brasen censers, wherewith they that
ited after the visitation of all men; were burnt had offered; and they
then the LORD hath not sent me. were made broad plates for a covering
30 But if the LORD make a new of the altar:
thing, and the earth open her 40 To be a memorial unto the chil-
mouth, and swallow them up, with dren of Israel, that no stranger,
all that appertain unto them, and which is not of the seed of Aaron,
they go down quick into the pit; come near to offer incense before the
then ye shall understand that these LORD; that he be not as Korah, and
men have provoked the LORD. as his company: as the LORD said to
31 ¶ And it came to pass, as he had him by the hand of Moses.
made an end of speaking all these 41 ¶ But on the morrow all the
words, that the ground clave asunder congregation of the children of Israel
that was under them: murmured against Moses and against
32 And the earth opened her Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the
mouth, and swallowed them up, and people of the LORD.
their houses, and all the men that 42 And it came to pass, when the
appertained unto Korah, and all their congregation was gathered against
goods. Moses and against Aaron, that they
33 They, and all that appertained to looked toward the tabernacle of the
them, went down alive into the pit, congregation: and, behold, the cloud
and the earth closed upon them: and covered it, and the glory of the
they perished from among the con- LORD appeared.
gregation. 43 And Moses and Aaron came be-
34 And all Israel that were round fore the tabernacle of the congrega-
about them fled at the cry of them: tion.
for they said, Lest the earth swallow 44 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
us up also. Moses, saying,
35 And there came out a fire from 45 Get you up from among this
the LORD, and consumed the two congregation, that I may consume
hundred and fifty men that offered them as in a moment. And they fell
incense. upon their faces.
36 ¶ And the LORD spake unto 46 ¶ And Moses said unto Aaron,
Moses, saying, Take a censer, and put fire therein
37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of from off the altar, and put on in-
Aaron the priest, that he take up the cense, and go quickly unto the con-
censers out of the burning, and scat- gregation, and make an atonement
ter thou the fire yonder; for they are for them: for there is wrath gone out
hallowed. from the LORD; the plague is be-
38 The censers of these sinners gun.
against their own souls, let them 47 And Aaron took as Moses com-
make them broad plates for a cover- manded, and ran into the midst of
ing of the altar: for they offered the congregation; and, behold, the
them before the LORD, therefore plague was begun among the people:
they are hallowed: and they shall be and he put on incense, and made an
a sign unto the children of Israel. atonement for the people.
39 And Eleazar the priest took the 48 And he stood between the dead
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stayed. was budded, and brought forth buds,


49 Now they that died in the and bloomed blossoms, and yielded
plague were fourteen thousand and almonds.
seven hundred, beside them that 9 And Moses brought out all the
died about the matter of Korah. rods from before the LORD unto all
50 And Aaron returned unto Moses the children of Israel: and they
unto the door of the tabernacle of looked, and took ever y man his rod.
the congregation: and the plague was 10 ¶ And the LORD said unto
stayed. Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again be-
fore the testimony, to be kept for a
CHAPTER 17 token against the rebels; and thou
1 And the LORD spake unto shalt quite take away their murmur-
Moses, saying, ings from me, that they die not.
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, 11 And Moses did so: as the LORD
and take of every one of them a rod commanded him, so did he.
according to the house of their fa- 12 And the children of Israel spake
thers, of all their princes according unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die,
to the house of their fathers twelve we perish, we all perish.
rods: write thou ever y man's name 13 Whosoever cometh any thing
upon his rod. near unto the tabernacle of the
3 And thou shalt write Aaron's LORD shall die: shall we be con-
name upon the rod of Levi: for one sumed with dying?
rod shall be for the head of the house
of their fathers. CHAPTER 18
4 And thou shalt lay them up in 1 And the LORD said unto Aaron,
the tabernacle of the congregation Thou and thy sons and thy father's
before the testimony, where I will house with thee shall bear the iniq-
meet with you. uity of the sanctuary: and thou and
5 And it shall come to pass, that thy sons with thee shall bear the in-
the man's rod, whom I shall choose, iquity of your priesthood.
shall blossom: and I will make to 2 And thy brethren also of the tribe
cease from me the murmurings of of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring
the children of Israel, whereby they thou with thee, that they may be
murmur against you. joined unto thee, and minister unto
6 ¶ And Moses spake unto the chil- thee: but thou and thy sons with
dren of Israel, and ever y one of their thee shall minister before the taber-
princes gave him a rod apiece, for nacle of witness.
each prince one, according to their 3 And they shall keep thy charge,
fathers' houses, even twelve rods: and and the charge of all the tabernacle:
the rod of Aaron was among their only they shall not come nigh the
rods. vessels of the sanctuar y and the altar,
7 And Moses laid up the rods be- that neither they, nor ye also, die.
fore the LORD in the tabernacle of 4 And they shall be joined unto
witness. thee, and keep the charge of the tab-
8 And it came to pass, that on the ernacle of the congregation, for all
morrow Moses went into the taber- the ser vice of the tabernacle: and a
nacle of witness; and, behold, the stranger shall not come nigh unto
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5 And ye shall keep the charge of wheat, the firstfruits of them which
the sanctuary, and the charge of the they shall offer unto the LORD,
altar: that there be no wrath any them have I given thee.
more upon the children of Israel. 13 And whatsoever is first ripe in
6 And I, behold, I have taken your the land, which they shall bring unto
brethren the Levites from among the the LORD, shall be thine; every one
children of Israel: to you they are that is clean in thine house shall eat
given as a gift for the LORD, to do of it.
the ser vice of the tabernacle of the 14 Ever y thing devoted in Israel
congregation. shall be thine.
7 Therefore thou and thy sons with 15 Every thing that openeth the
thee shall keep your priest's office matrix in all flesh, which they bring
for every thing of the altar, and unto the LORD, whether it be of
within the vail; and ye shall ser ve: I men or beasts, shall be thine: never-
have given your priest's office unto theless the firstborn of man shalt
you as a ser vice of gift: and the thou surely redeem, and the firstling
stranger that cometh nigh shall be of unclean beasts shalt thou redeem.
put to death. 16 And those that are to be re-
8 ¶ And the LORD spake unto deemed from a month old shalt thou
Aaron, Behold, I also have given redeem, according to thine estima-
thee the charge of mine heave offer- tion, for the money of five shekels,
ings of all the hallowed things of the after the shekel of the sanctuary,
children of Israel; unto thee have I which is twenty gerahs.
given them by reason of the anoint- 17 But the firstling of a cow, or the
ing, and to thy sons, by an ordinance firstling of a sheep, or the firstling
for ever. of a goat, thou shalt not redeem;
9 This shall be thine of the most they are holy: thou shalt sprinkle
holy things, reserved from the fire: their blood upon the altar, and shalt
ever y oblation of their's, every meat burn their fat for an offering made
offering of their's, and every sin of- by fire, for a sweet savour unto the
fering of their's, and every trespass LORD.
offering of their's, which they shall 18 And the flesh of them shall be
render unto me, shall be most holy thine, as the wave breast and as the
for thee and for thy sons. right shoulder are thine.
10 In the most holy place shalt 19 All the heave offerings of the
thou eat it; every male shall eat it: it holy things, which the children of
shall be holy unto thee. Israel offer unto the LORD, have I
11 And this is thine; the heave of- given thee, and thy sons and thy
fering of their gift, with all the wave daughters with thee, by a statute for
offerings of the children of Israel: I ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever
have given them unto thee, and to before the LORD unto thee and to
thy sons and to thy daughters with thy seed with thee.
thee, by a statute for ever: every one 20 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
that is clean in thy house shall eat of Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheri-
it. tance in their land, neither shalt
12 All the best of the oil, and all thou have any part among them: I
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among the children of Israel. LORD, of all the best thereof, even
21 And, behold, I have given the the hallowed part thereof out of it.
children of Levi all the tenth in Is- 30 Therefore thou shalt say unto
rael for an inheritance, for their ser- them, When ye have heaved the best
vice which they ser ve, even the ser - thereof from it, then it shall be
vice of the tabernacle of the congre- counted unto the Levites as the in-
gation. crease of the threshingfloor, and as
22 Neither must the children of Is- the increase of the winepress.
rael henceforth come nigh the taber- 31 And ye shall eat it in ever y
nacle of the congregation, lest they place, ye and your households: for it
bear sin, and die. is your reward for your ser vice in the
23 But the Levites shall do the ser- tabernacle of the congregation.
vice of the tabernacle of the congre- 32 And ye shall bear no sin by rea-
gation, and they shall bear their in- son of it, when ye have heaved from
iquity: it shall be a statute for ever it the best of it: neither shall ye pol-
throughout your generations, that lute the holy things of the children
among the children of Israel they of Israel, lest ye die.
have no inheritance.
24 But the tithes of the children of CHAPTER 19
Israel, which they offer as an heave 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses
offering unto the LORD, I have and unto Aaron, saying,
given to the Levites to inherit: there- 2 This is the ordinance of the law
fore I have said unto them, Among which the LORD hath commanded,
the children of Israel they shall have saying, Speak unto the children of
no inheritance. Israel, that they bring thee a red
25 ¶ And the LORD spake unto heifer without spot, wherein is no
Moses, saying, blemish, and upon which never came
26 Thus speak unto the Levites, yoke:
and say unto them, When ye take of 3 And ye shall give her unto
the children of Israel the tithes Eleazar the priest, that he may bring
which I have given you from them her forth without the camp, and one
for your inheritance, then ye shall shall slay her before his face:
offer up an heave offering of it for 4 And Eleazar the priest shall take
the LORD, even a tenth part of the of her blood with his finger, and
tithe. sprinkle of her blood directly before
27 And this your heave offering the tabernacle of the congregation
shall be reckoned unto you, as seven times:
though it were the corn of the 5 And one shall burn the heifer in
threshingfloor, and as the fulness of his sight; her skin, and her flesh,
the winepress. and her blood, with her dung, shall
28 Thus ye also shall offer an heave he burn:
offering unto the LORD of all your 6 And the priest shall take cedar
tithes, which ye receive of the chil- wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and
dren of Israel; and ye shall give cast it into the midst of the burning
thereof the LORD'S heave offering of the heifer.
to Aaron the priest. 7 Then the priest shall wash his
29 Out of all your gifts ye shall of- clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh
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in water, and after ward he shall that is slain with a sword in the open
come into the camp, and the priest fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a
shall be unclean until the even. man, or a grave, shall be unclean
8 And he that burneth her shall seven days.
wash his clothes in water, and bathe 17 And for an unclean person they
his flesh in water, and shall be un- shall take of the ashes of the burnt
clean until the even. heifer of purification for sin, and
9 And a man that is clean shall running water shall be put thereto in
gather up the ashes of the heifer, and a vessel:
lay them up without the camp in a 18 And a clean person shall take
clean place, and it shall be kept for hyssop, and dip it in the water, and
the congregation of the children of sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon
Israel for a water of separation: it is all the vessels, and upon the persons
a purification for sin. that were there, and upon him that
10 And he that gathereth the ashes touched a bone, or one slain, or one
of the heifer shall wash his clothes, dead, or a grave:
and be unclean until the even: and it 19 And the clean person shall
shall be unto the children of Israel, sprinkle upon the unclean on the
and unto the stranger that sojour- third day, and on the seventh day:
neth among them, for a statute for and on the seventh day he shall pu-
ever. rify himself, and wash his clothes,
11 ¶ He that toucheth the dead and bathe himself in water, and shall
body of any man shall be unclean be clean at even.
seven days. 20 But the man that shall be un-
12 He shall purify himself with it clean, and shall not purify himself,
on the third day, and on the seventh that soul shall be cut off from among
day he shall be clean: but if he pu- the congregation, because he hath
rify not himself the third day, then defiled the sanctuary of the LORD:
the seventh day he shall not be the water of separation hath not
clean. been sprinkled upon him; he is un-
13 Whosoever toucheth the dead clean.
body of any man that is dead, and 21 And it shall be a perpetual stat-
purifieth not himself, defileth the ute unto them, that he that sprin-
tabernacle of the LORD; and that kleth the water of separation shall
soul shall be cut off from Israel: be- wash his clothes; and he that
cause the water of separation was not toucheth the water of separation
sprinkled upon him, he shall be un- shall be unclean until even.
clean; his uncleanness is yet upon 22 And whatsoever the unclean per-
him. son toucheth shall be unclean; and
14 This is the law, when a man di- the soul that toucheth it shall be un-
eth in a tent: all that come into the clean until even.
tent, and all that is in the tent, shall
be unclean seven days. CHAPTER 20
15 And ever y open vessel, which 1 Then came the children of Israel,
hath no covering bound upon it, is even the whole congregation, into
unclean. the desert of Zin in the first month:
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Miriam died there, and was buried and their beasts also.
there. 12 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
2 And there was no water for the Moses and Aaron, Because ye be-
congregation: and they gathered lieved me not, to sanctify me in the
themselves together against Moses eyes of the children of Israel, there-
and against Aaron. fore ye shall not bring this congrega-
3 And the people chode with tion into the land which I have given
Moses, and spake, saying, Would them.
God that we had died when our 13 This is the water of Meribah;
brethren died before the LORD! because the children of Israel strove
4 And why have ye brought up the with the LORD, and he was sancti-
congregation of the LORD into this fied in them.
wilderness, that we and our cattle 14 ¶ And Moses sent messengers
should die there? from Kadesh unto the king of Edom,
5 And wherefore have ye made us Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou
to come up out of Egypt, to bring us knowest all the travail that hath be-
in unto this evil place? it is no place fallen us:
of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of 15 How our fathers went down into
pomegranates; neither is there any Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a
water to drink. long time; and the Egyptians vexed
6 And Moses and Aaron went from us, and our fathers:
the presence of the assembly unto 16 And when we cried unto the
the door of the tabernacle of the LORD, he heard our voice, and sent
congregation, and they fell upon an angel, and hath brought us forth
their faces: and the glor y of the out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in
LORD appeared unto them. Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of
7 ¶ And the LORD spake unto thy border:
Moses, saying, 17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through
8 Take the rod, and gather thou the thy countr y: we will not pass
assembly together, thou, and Aaron through the fields, or through the
thy brother, and speak ye unto the vineyards, neither will we drink of
rock before their eyes; and it shall the water of the wells: we will go by
give forth his water, and thou shalt the king's high way, we will not turn
bring forth to them water out of the to the right hand nor to the left, un-
rock: so thou shalt give the congre- til we have passed thy borders.
gation and their beasts drink. 18 And Edom said unto him, Thou
9 And Moses took the rod from be- shalt not pass by me, lest I come out
fore the LORD, as he commanded against thee with the sword.
him. 19 And the children of Israel said
10 And Moses and Aaron gathered unto him, We will go by the high
the congregation together before the way: and if I and my cattle drink of
rock, and he said unto them, Hear thy water, then I will pay for it: I
now, ye rebels; must we fetch you will only, without doing any thing
water out of this rock? else, go through on my feet.
11 And Moses lifted up his hand, 20 And he said, Thou shalt not go
and with his rod he smote the rock through. And Edom came out
twice: and the water came out abun- against him with much people, and
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with a strong hand. 2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the


21 Thus Edom refused to give Is- LORD, and said, If thou wilt indeed
rael passage through his border: deliver this people into my hand,
wherefore Israel turned away from then I will utterly destroy their cit-
him. ies.
22 ¶ And the children of Israel, 3 And the LORD hearkened to the
even the whole congregation, jour- voice of Israel, and delivered up the
neyed from Kadesh, and came unto Canaanites; and they utterly de-
mount Hor. stroyed them and their cities: and he
23 And the LORD spake unto called the name of the place Hor-
Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by mah.
the coast of the land of Edom, say- 4 ¶ And they journeyed from
ing, mount Hor by the way of the Red
24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his sea, to compass the land of Edom:
people: for he shall not enter into and the soul of the people was much
the land which I have given unto the discouraged because of the way.
children of Israel, because ye re- 5 And the people spake against
belled against my word at the water God, and against Moses, Wherefore
of Meribah. have ye brought us up out of Egypt
25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, to die in the wilderness? for there is
and bring them up unto mount Hor: no bread, neither is there any water;
26 And strip Aaron of his gar- and our soul loatheth this light
ments, and put them upon Eleazar bread.
his son: and Aaron shall be gathered 6 And the LORD sent fier y ser-
unto his people, and shall die there. pents among the people, and they bit
27 And Moses did as the LORD the people; and much people of Is-
commanded: and they went up into rael died.
mount Hor in the sight of all the 7 ¶ Therefore the people came to
congregation. Moses, and said, We have sinned, for
28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his we have spoken against the LORD,
garments, and put them upon and against thee; pray unto the
Eleazar his son; and Aaron died LORD, that he take away the ser-
there in the top of the mount: and pents from us. And Moses prayed for
Moses and Eleazar came down from the people.
the mount. 8 And the LORD said unto Moses,
29 And when all the congregation Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it
saw that Aaron was dead, they upon a pole: and it shall come to
mourned for Aaron thirty days, even pass, that ever y one that is bitten,
all the house of Israel. when he looketh upon it, shall live.
9 And Moses made a serpent of
CHAPTER 21 brass, and put it upon a pole, and it
1 And when king Arad the Canaan- came to pass, that if a serpent had
ite, which dwelt in the south, heard bitten any man, when he beheld the
tell that Israel came by the way of serpent of brass, he lived.
the spies; then he fought against Is- 10 ¶ And the children of Israel set
rael, and took some of them prison- for ward, and pitched in Oboth.
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the wilderness which is before Moab, rael to pass through his border: but
toward the sunrising. Sihon gathered all his people to-
12 ¶ From thence they removed, gether, and went out against Israel
and pitched in the valley of Zared. into the wilderness: and he came to
13 From thence they removed, and Jahaz, and fought against Israel.
pitched on the other side of Arnon, 24 And Israel smote him with the
which is in the wilderness that edge of the sword, and possessed his
cometh out of the coasts of the land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even
Amorites: for Arnon is the border of unto the children of Ammon: for the
Moab, between Moab and the Amo- border of the children of Ammon
rites. was strong.
14 Wherefore it is said in the book 25 And Israel took all these cities:
of the wars of the LORD, What he and Israel dwelt in all the cities of
did in the Red sea, and in the brooks the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all
of Arnon, the villages thereof.
15 And at the stream of the brooks 26 For Heshbon was the city of Si-
that goeth down to the dwelling of hon the king of the Amorites, who
Ar, and lieth upon the border of had fought against the former king
Moab. of Moab, and taken all his land out
16 And from thence they went to of his hand, even unto Arnon.
Beer: that is the well whereof the 27 Wherefore they that speak in
LORD spake unto Moses, Gather the proverbs say, Come into Heshbon,
people together, and I will give them let the city of Sihon be built and
water. prepared:
17 ¶ Then Israel sang this song, 28 For there is a fire gone out of
Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it: Heshbon, a flame from the city of
18 The princes digged the well, the Sihon: it hath consumed Ar of
nobles of the people digged it, by the Moab, and the lords of the high
direction of the lawgiver, with their places of Arnon.
staves. And from the wilderness they 29 Woe to thee, Moab! thou art
went to Mattanah: undone, O people of Chemosh: he
19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: hath given his sons that escaped, and
and from Nahaliel to Bamoth: his daughters, into captivity unto
20 And from Bamoth in the valley, Sihon king of the Amorites.
that is in the countr y of Moab, to 30 We have shot at them; Heshbon
the top of Pisgah, which looketh to- is perished even unto Dibon, and we
ward Jeshimon. have laid them waste even unto No-
21 ¶ And Israel sent messengers phah, which reacheth unto Medeba.
unto Sihon king of the Amorites, 31 ¶ Thus Israel dwelt in the land
saying, of the Amorites.
22 Let me pass through thy land: 32 And Moses sent to spy out
we will not turn into the fields, or Jaazer, and they took the villages
into the vineyards; we will not drink thereof, and drove out the Amorites
of the waters of the well: but we will that were there.
go along by the king's high way, un- 33 ¶ And they turned and went up
til we be past thy borders. by the way of Bashan: and Og the
23 And Sihon would not suffer Is- king of Bashan went out against
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battle at Edrei. elders of Midian departed with the


34 And the LORD said unto rewards of divination in their hand;
Moses, Fear him not: for I have de- and they came unto Balaam, and
livered him into thy hand, and all spake unto him the words of Balak.
his people, and his land; and thou 8 And he said unto them, Lodge
shalt do to him as thou didst unto here this night, and I will bring you
Sihon king of the Amorites, which word again, as the LORD shall speak
dwelt at Heshbon. unto me: and the princes of Moab
35 So they smote him, and his abode with Balaam.
sons, and all his people, until there 9 And God came unto Balaam, and
was none left him alive: and they said, What men are these with thee?
possessed his land. 10 And Balaam said unto God,
Balak the son of Zippor, king of
CHAPTER 22 Moab, hath sent unto me, saying,
1 And the children of Israel set 11 Behold, there is a people come
for ward, and pitched in the plains of out of Egypt, which covereth the
Moab on this side Jordan by Jericho. face of the earth: come now, curse
2 ¶ And Balak the son of Zippor me them; peradventure I shall be
saw all that Israel had done to the able to overcome them, and drive
Amorites. them out.
3 And Moab was sore afraid of the 12 And God said unto Balaam,
people, because they were many: and Thou shalt not go with them; thou
Moab was distressed because of the shalt not curse the people: for they
children of Israel. are blessed.
4 And Moab said unto the elders of 13 And Balaam rose up in the
Midian, Now shall this company lick morning, and said unto the princes
up all that are round about us, as the of Balak, Get you into your land: for
ox licketh up the grass of the field. the LORD refuseth to give me leave
And Balak the son of Zippor was to go with you.
king of the Moabites at that time. 14 And the princes of Moab rose
5 He sent messengers therefore up, and they went unto Balak, and
unto Balaam the son of Beor to said, Balaam refuseth to come with
Pethor, which is by the river of the us.
land of the children of his people, to 15 ¶ And Balak sent yet again
call him, saying, Behold, there is a princes, more, and more honourable
people come out from Egypt: behold, than they.
they cover the face of the earth, and 16 And they came to Balaam, and
they abide over against me: said to him, Thus saith Balak the son
6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee,
curse me this people; for they are hinder thee from coming unto me:
too mighty for me: peradventure I 17 For I will promote thee unto
shall prevail, that we may smite ver y great honour, and I will do
them, and that I may drive them out whatsoever thou sayest unto me:
of the land: for I wot that he whom come therefore, I pray thee, curse me
thou blessest is blessed, and he this people.
whom thou cursest is cursed. 18 And Balaam answered and said
7 And the elders of Moab and the unto the ser vants of Balak, If Balak
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ver and gold, I cannot go beyond the mouth of the ass, and she said unto
word of the LORD my God, to do Balaam, What have I done unto thee,
less or more. that thou hast smitten me these
19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarr y three times?
ye also here this night, that I may 29 And Balaam said unto the ass,
know what the LORD will say unto Because thou hast mocked me: I
me more. would there were a sword in mine
20 And God came unto Balaam at hand, for now would I kill thee.
night, and said unto him, If the men 30 And the ass said unto Balaam,
come to call thee, rise up, and go Am not I thine ass, upon which thou
with them; but yet the word which I hast ridden ever since I was thine
shall say unto thee, that shalt thou unto this day? was I ever wont to do
do. so unto thee? And he said, Nay.
21 And Balaam rose up in the 31 Then the LORD opened the
morning, and saddled his ass, and eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel
went with the princes of Moab. of the LORD standing in the way,
22 ¶ And God's anger was kindled and his sword drawn in his hand:
because he went: and the angel of and he bowed down his head, and
the LORD stood in the way for an fell flat on his face.
adversary against him. Now he was 32 And the angel of the LORD said
riding upon his ass, and his two ser - unto him, Wherefore hast thou smit-
vants were with him. ten thine ass these three times? be-
23 And the ass saw the angel of the hold, I went out to withstand thee,
LORD standing in the way, and his because thy way is per verse before
sword drawn in his hand: and the ass me:
turned aside out of the way, and 33 And the ass saw me, and turned
went into the field: and Balaam from me these three times: unless
smote the ass, to turn her into the she had turned from me, surely now
way. also I had slain thee, and saved her
24 But the angel of the LORD alive.
stood in a path of the vineyards, a 34 And Balaam said unto the angel
wall being on this side, and a wall on of the LORD, I have sinned; for I
that side. knew not that thou stoodest in the
25 And when the ass saw the angel way against me: now therefore, if it
of the LORD, she thrust herself unto displease thee, I will get me back
the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot again.
against the wall: and he smote her 35 And the angel of the LORD said
again. unto Balaam, Go with the men: but
26 And the angel of the LORD only the word that I shall speak unto
went further, and stood in a narrow thee, that thou shalt speak. So Ba-
place, where was no way to turn ei- laam went with the princes of Balak.
ther to the right hand or to the left. 36 ¶ And when Balak heard that
27 And when the ass saw the angel Balaam was come, he went out to
of the LORD, she fell down under meet him unto a city of Moab, which
Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kin- is in the border of Arnon, which is
dled, and he smote the ass with a in the utmost coast.
staff. 37 And Balak said unto Balaam,
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call thee? wherefore camest thou not mountains of the east, saying, Come,
unto me? am I not able indeed to curse me Jacob, and come, defy Is-
promote thee to honour? rael.
38 And Balaam said unto Balak, 8 How shall I curse, whom God
Lo, I am come unto thee: have I now hath not cursed? or how shall I defy,
any power at all to say any thing? whom the LORD hath not defied?
the word that God putteth in my 9 For from the top of the rocks I
mouth, that shall I speak. see him, and from the hills I behold
39 And Balaam went with Balak, him: lo, the people shall dwell alone,
and they came unto Kirjath-huzoth. and shall not be reckoned among the
40 And Balak offered oxen and nations.
sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to 10 Who can count the dust of
the princes that were with him. Jacob, and the number of the fourth
41 And it came to pass on the mor- part of Israel? Let me die the death
row, that Balak took Balaam, and of the righteous, and let my last end
brought him up into the high places be like his!
of Baal, that thence he might see the 11 And Balak said unto Balaam,
utmost part of the people. What hast thou done unto me? I
took thee to curse mine enemies,
CHAPTER 23 and, behold, thou hast blessed them
1 And Balaam said unto Balak, altogether.
Build me here seven altars, and pre- 12 And he answered and said, Must
pare me here seven oxen and seven I not take heed to speak that which
rams. the LORD hath put in my mouth?
2 And Balak did as Balaam had 13 And Balak said unto him,
spoken; and Balak and Balaam of- Come, I pray thee, with me unto an-
fered on ever y altar a bullock and a other place, from whence thou may-
ram. est see them: thou shalt see but the
3 And Balaam said unto Balak, utmost part of them, and shalt not
Stand by thy burnt offering, and I see them all: and curse me them
will go: peradventure the LORD will from thence.
come to meet me: and whatsoever he 14 ¶ And he brought him into the
sheweth me I will tell thee. And he field of Zophim, to the top of Pis-
went to an high place. gah, and built seven altars, and of-
4 And God met Balaam: and he fered a bullock and a ram on ever y
said unto him, I have prepared seven altar.
altars, and I have offered upon ever y 15 And he said unto Balak, Stand
altar a bullock and a ram. here by thy burnt offering, while I
5 And the LORD put a word in Ba- meet the LORD yonder.
laam's mouth, and said, Return unto 16 And the LORD met Balaam, and
Balak, and thus thou shalt speak. put a word in his mouth, and said,
6 And he returned unto him, and, Go again unto Balak, and say thus.
lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, 17 And when he came to him, be-
he, and all the princes of Moab. hold, he stood by his burnt offering,
7 And he took up his parable, and and the princes of Moab with him.
said, Balak the king of Moab hath And Balak said unto him, What hath
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18 And he took up his parable, and 29 And Balaam said unto Balak,
said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; Build me here seven altars, and pre-
hearken unto me, thou son of Zip- pare me here seven bullocks and
por: seven rams.
19 God is not a man, that he 30 And Balak did as Balaam had
should lie; neither the son of man, said, and offered a bullock and a ram
that he should repent: hath he said, on ever y altar.
and shall he not do it? or hath he
spoken, and shall he not make it CHAPTER 24
good? 1 And when Balaam saw that it
20 Behold, I have received com- pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he
mandment to bless: and he hath went not, as at other times, to seek
blessed; and I cannot reverse it. for enchantments, but he set his face
21 He hath not beheld iniquity in toward the wilderness.
Jacob, neither hath he seen perverse- 2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes,
ness in Israel: the LORD his God is and he saw Israel abiding in his tents
with him, and the shout of a king is according to their tribes; and the
among them. spirit of God came upon him.
22 God brought them out of Egypt; 3 And he took up his parable, and
he hath as it were the strength of an said, Balaam the son of Beor hath
unicorn. said, and the man whose eyes are
23 Surely there is no enchantment open hath said:
against Jacob, neither is there any 4 He hath said, which heard the
divination against Israel: according words of God, which saw the vision
to this time it shall be said of Jacob of the Almighty, falling into a trance,
and of Israel, What hath God but having his eyes open:
wrought! 5 How goodly are thy tents, O
24 Behold, the people shall rise up Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!
as a great lion, and lift up himself as 6 As the valleys are they spread
a young lion: he shall not lie down forth, as gardens by the river's side,
until he eat of the prey, and drink as the trees of lign aloes which the
the blood of the slain. LORD hath planted, and as cedar
25 ¶ And Balak said unto Balaam, trees beside the waters.
Neither curse them at all, nor bless 7 He shall pour the water out of his
them at all. buckets, and his seed shall be in
26 But Balaam answered and said many waters, and his king shall be
unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, higher than Agag, and his kingdom
All that the LORD speaketh, that I shall be exalted.
must do? 8 God brought him forth out of
27 ¶ And Balak said unto Balaam, Egypt; he hath as it were the
Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee strength of an unicorn: he shall eat
unto another place; peradventure it up the nations his enemies, and shall
will please God that thou mayest break their bones, and pierce them
curse me them from thence. through with his arrows.
28 And Balak brought Balaam unto 9 He couched, he lay down as a
the top of Peor, that looketh toward lion, and as a great lion: who shall
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seth thee, and cursed is he that 19 Out of Jacob shall come he that
curseth thee. shall have dominion, and shall de-
10 ¶ And Balak's anger was kindled stroy him that remaineth of the city.
against Balaam, and he smote his 20 ¶ And when he looked on
hands together: and Balak said unto Amalek, he took up his parable, and
Balaam, I called thee to curse mine said, Amalek was the first of the na-
enemies, and, behold, thou hast al- tions; but his latter end shall be that
together blessed them these three he perish for ever.
times. 21 And he looked on the Kenites,
11 Therefore now flee thou to thy and took up his parable, and said,
place: I thought to promote thee Strong is thy dwellingplace, and
unto great honour; but, lo, the thou puttest thy nest in a rock.
LORD hath kept thee back from 22 Nevertheless the Kenite shall be
honour. wasted, until Asshur shall carry thee
12 And Balaam said unto Balak, away captive.
Spake I not also to thy messengers 23 And he took up his parable, and
which thou sentest unto me, saying, said, Alas, who shall live when God
13 If Balak would give me his doeth this!
house full of silver and gold, I can- 24 And ships shall come from the
not go beyond the commandment of coast of Chittim, and shall afflict
the LORD, to do either good or bad Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he
of mine own mind; but what the also shall perish for ever.
LORD saith, that will I speak? 25 And Balaam rose up, and went
14 And now, behold, I go unto my and returned to his place: and Balak
people: come therefore, and I will ad- also went his way.
vertise thee what this people shall do
to thy people in the latter days. CHAPTER 25
15 ¶ And he took up his parable, 1 And Israel abode in Shittim, and
and said, Balaam the son of Beor the people began to commit whore-
hath said, and the man whose eyes dom with the daughters of Moab.
are open hath said: 2 And they called the people unto
16 He hath said, which heard the the sacrifices of their gods: and the
words of God, and knew the knowl- people did eat, and bowed down to
edge of the most High, which saw their gods.
the vision of the Almighty, falling 3 And Israel joined himself unto
into a trance, but having his eyes Baal-peor: and the anger of the
open: LORD was kindled against Israel.
17 I shall see him, but not now: I 4 And the LORD said unto Moses,
shall behold him, but not nigh: there Take all the heads of the people, and
shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a hang them up before the LORD
Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and against the sun, that the fierce anger
shall smite the corners of Moab, and of the LORD may be turned away
destroy all the children of Sheth. from Israel.
18 And Edom shall be a possession, 5 And Moses said unto the judges
Seir also shall be a possession for his of Israel, Slay ye ever y one his men
enemies; and Israel shall do val- that were joined unto Baal-peor.
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dren of Israel came and brought unto 16 ¶ And the LORD spake unto
his brethren a Midianitish woman in Moses, saying,
the sight of Moses, and in the sight 17 Vex the Midianites, and smite
of all the congregation of the chil- them:
dren of Israel, who were weeping be- 18 For they vex you with their
fore the door of the tabernacle of the wiles, wherewith they have beguiled
congregation. you in the matter of Peor, and in the
7 And when Phinehas, the son of matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a
Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, prince of Midian, their sister, which
saw it, he rose up from among the was slain in the day of the plague for
congregation, and took a javelin in Peor's sake.
his hand;
8 And he went after the man of Is- CHAPTER 26
rael into the tent, and thrust both of 1 And it came to pass after the
them through, the man of Israel, and plague, that the LORD spake unto
the woman through her belly. So the Moses and unto Eleazar the son of
plague was stayed from the children Aaron the priest, saying,
of Israel. 2 Take the sum of all the congrega-
9 And those that died in the plague tion of the children of Israel, from
were twenty and four thousand. twenty years old and upward,
10 ¶ And the LORD spake unto throughout their fathers' house, all
Moses, saying, that are able to go to war in Israel.
11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the 3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest
son of Aaron the priest, hath turned spake with them in the plains of
my wrath away from the children of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,
Israel, while he was zealous for my 4 Take the sum of the people, from
sake among them, that I consumed twenty years old and upward; as the
not the children of Israel in my jeal- LORD commanded Moses and the
ousy. children of Israel, which went forth
12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give out of the land of Egypt.
unto him my covenant of peace: 5 ¶ Reuben, the eldest son of Is-
13 And he shall have it, and his rael: the children of Reuben;
seed after him, even the covenant of Hanoch, of whom cometh the family
an everlasting priesthood; because he of the Hanochites: of Pallu, the fam-
was zealous for his God, and made ily of the Palluites:
an atonement for the children of Is- 6 Of Hezron, the family of the
rael. Hezronites: of Carmi, the family of
14 Now the name of the Israelite the Carmites.
that was slain, even that was slain 7 These are the families of the
with the Midianitish woman, was Reubenites: and they that were num-
Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a bered of them were forty and three
chief house among the Simeonites. thousand and seven hundred and
15 And the name of the thirty.
Midianitish woman that was slain 8 And the sons of Pallu; Eliab.
was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he 9 And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel,
was head over a people, and of a and Dathan, and Abiram. This is
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famous in the congregation, who ronites: of Hamul, the family of the


strove against Moses and against Hamulites.
Aaron in the company of Korah, 22 These are the families of Judah
when they strove against the LORD: according to those that were num-
10 And the earth opened her bered of them, threescore and six-
mouth, and swallowed them up to- teen thousand and five hundred.
gether with Korah, when that com- 23 ¶ Of the sons of Issachar after
pany died, what time the fire de- their families: of Tola, the family of
voured two hundred and fifty men: the Tolaites: of Pua, the family of
and they became a sign. the Punites:
11 Notwithstanding the children of 24 Of Jashub, the family of the
Korah died not. Jashubites: of Shimron, the family of
12 ¶ The sons of Simeon after their the Shimronites.
families: of Nemuel, the family of 25 These are the families of Issa-
the Nemuelites: of Jamin, the family char according to those that were
of the Jaminites: of Jachin, the fam- numbered of them, threescore and
ily of the Jachinites: four thousand and three hundred.
13 Of Zerah, the family of the 26 ¶ Of the sons of Zebulun after
Zarhites: of Shaul, the family of the their families: of Sered, the family of
Shaulites. the Sardites: of Elon, the family of
14 These are the families of the the Elonites: of Jahleel, the family of
Simeonites, twenty and two thou- the Jahleelites.
sand and two hundred. 27 These are the families of the
15 ¶ The children of Gad after Zebulunites according to those that
their families: of Zephon, the family were numbered of them, threescore
of the Zephonites: of Haggi, the thousand and five hundred.
family of the Haggites: of Shuni, the 28 ¶ The sons of Joseph after their
family of the Shunites: families were Manasseh and Ephraim.
16 Of Ozni, the family of the 29 Of the sons of Manasseh: of
Oznites: of Eri, the family of the Machir, the family of the Machirites:
Erites: and Machir begat Gilead: of Gilead
17 Of Arod, the family of the Aro- come the family of the Gileadites.
dites: of Areli, the family of the Are- 30 These are the sons of Gilead: of
lites. Jeezer, the family of the Jeezerites: of
18 These are the families of the Helek, the family of the Helekites:
c