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Job Philemon
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Malachi

Genesis
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God called the dry ground "land," and
1In the beginning God created the the gathered waters he called "seas."
And God saw that it was good.
heavens and the earth.
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2
Now the earth was formless and empty, Then God said, "Let the land produce
darkness was over the surface of the vegetation: seed-bearing plants and
deep, and the Spirit of God was trees on the land that bear fruit with
hovering over the waters. seed in it, according to their various
kinds." And it was so.
3
And God said, "Let there be light," and 12
there was light. The land produced vegetation: plants
bearing seed according to their kinds
4
and trees bearing fruit with seed in it
God saw that the light was good, and according to their kinds. And God saw
he separated the light from the that it was good.
darkness.
13
5
And there was evening, and there was
God called the light "day," and the morning-the third day.
darkness he called "night." And there
was evening, and there was morning- 14
the first day. And God said, "Let there be lights in
the expanse of the sky to separate the
6
day from the night, and let them serve
And God said, "Let there be an as signs to mark seasons and days and
expanse between the waters to years,
separate water from water."
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7
and let them be lights in the expanse
So God made the expanse and of the sky to give light on the earth." And
separated the water under the expanse it was so.
from the water above it. And it was so.
16
8
God made two great lights-the greater
God called the expanse "sky." And light to govern the day and the lesser
there was evening, and there was light to govern the night. He also made
morning-the second day. the stars.
9
And God said, "Let the water under the 17
God set them in the expanse of the sky
sky be gathered to one place, and let to give light on the earth,
dry ground appear." And it was so.

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to govern the day and the night, and to birds of the air, over the livestock, over
separate light from darkness. And God all the earth, and over all the creatures
saw that it was good. that move along the ground."

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And there was evening, and there was So God created man in his own image,
morning-the fourth day. in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
20
And God said, "Let the water teem with
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living creatures, and let birds fly above God blessed them and said to them,
the earth across the expanse of the "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill
sky." the earth and subdue it. Rule over the
fish of the sea and the birds of the air
21
So God created the great creatures of and over every living creature that
the sea and every living and moving moves on the ground."
thing with which the water teems,
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according to their kinds, and every Then God said, "I give you every seed-
winged bird according to its kind. And bearing plant on the face of the whole
God saw that it was good. earth and every tree that has fruit with
seed in it. They will be yours for food.
22
God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful
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and increase in number and fill the And to all the beasts of the earth and
water in the seas, and let the birds all the birds of the air and all the
increase on the earth." creatures that move on the ground-
everything that has the breath of life in
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And there was evening, and there was it-I give every green plant for food." And
morning-the fifth day. it was so.

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And God said, "Let the land produce God saw all that he had made, and it
living creatures according to their kinds: was very good. And there was evening,
livestock, creatures that move along the and there was morning-the sixth day.
ground, and wild animals, each
according to its kind." And it was so.

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2Thus the heavens and the earth were
God made the wild animals according completed in all their vast array.
to their kinds, the livestock according to
their kinds, and all the creatures that 2
By the seventh day God had finished
move along the ground according to the work he had been doing; so on the
their kinds. And God saw that it was seventh day he rested from all his work.
good.
3
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And God blessed the seventh day and
Then God said, "Let us make man in made it holy, because on it he rested
our image, in our likeness, and let them from all the work of creating that he had
rule over the fish of the sea and the done.

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This is the account of the heavens and The name of the second river is the
the earth when they were created. Gihon; it winds through the entire land of
When the Lord God made the earth and Cush.
the heavens-
14
The name of the third river is the Tigris;
5
and no shrub of the field had yet it runs along the east side of Asshur.
appeared on the earth and no plant of And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
the field had yet sprung up, for the Lord
God had not sent rain on the earth and 15
The Lord God took the man and put
there was no man to work the ground, him in the Garden of Eden to work it and
take care of it.
6
but streams came up from the earth
and watered the whole surface of the 16
And the Lord God commanded the
ground- man, "You are free to eat from any tree
in the garden;
7
the Lord God formed the man from the
dust of the ground and breathed into his 17
but you must not eat from the tree of
nostrils the breath of life, and the man the knowledge of good and evil, for
became a living being. when you eat of it you will surely die."
8
Now the Lord God had planted a 18
The Lord God said, "It is not good for
garden in the east, in Eden; and there the man to be alone. I will make a helper
he put the man he had formed. suitable for him."
9
And the Lord God made all kinds of 19
Now the Lord God had formed out of
trees grow out of the ground-trees that the ground all the beasts of the field and
were pleasing to the eye and good for all the birds of the air. He brought them
food. In the middle of the garden were to the man to see what he would name
the tree of life and the tree of the them; and whatever the man called
knowledge of good and evil. each living creature, that was its name.
10
A river watering the garden flowed 20
So the man gave names to all the
from Eden; from there it was separated livestock, the birds of the air and all the
into four headwaters. beasts of the field. But for Adam no
suitable helper was found.
11
The name of the first is the Pishon; it
winds through the entire land of Havilah, 21
So the Lord God caused the man to
where there is gold. fall into a deep sleep; and while he was
sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs
12
(The gold of that land is good; aromatic and closed up the place with flesh.
resin and onyx are also there.)

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Then the Lord God made a woman gaining wisdom, she took some and ate
from the rib he had taken out of the it. She also gave some to her husband,
man, and he brought her to the man. who was with her, and he ate it.

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The man said, "This is now bone of my Then the eyes of both of them were
bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall opened, and they realized they were
be called 'woman, ' for she was taken naked; so they sewed fig leaves
out of man." together and made coverings for
themselves.
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For this reason a man will leave his
8
father and mother and be united to his Then the man and his wife heard the
wife, and they will become one flesh. sound of the Lord God as he was
walking in the garden in the cool of the
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The man and his wife were both day, and they hid from the Lord God
naked, and they felt no shame. among the trees of the garden.

9
But the Lord God called to the man,
3Now the serpent was more crafty "Where are you?"
than any of the wild animals the Lord 10
God had made. He said to the woman, He answered, "I heard you in the
"Did God really say, 'You must not eat garden, and I was afraid because I was
from any tree in the garden'?" naked; so I hid."

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2
The woman said to the serpent, "We And he said, "Who told you that you
may eat fruit from the trees in the were naked? Have you eaten from the
garden, tree that I commanded you not to eat
from?"
3
but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit 12
from the tree that is in the middle of the The man said, "The woman you put
garden, and you must not touch it, or here with me-she gave me some fruit
you will die.' " from the tree, and I ate it."

13
4
"You will not surely die," the serpent Then the Lord God said to the woman,
said to the woman. "What is this you have done?" The
woman said, "The serpent deceived me,
5
and I ate."
"For God knows that when you eat of it
your eyes will be opened, and you will 14
be like God, knowing good and evil." So the Lord God said to the serpent,
"Because you have done this, "Cursed
6
are you above all the livestock and all
When the woman saw that the fruit of the wild animals! You will crawl on your
the tree was good for food and pleasing belly and you will eat dust all the days of
to the eye, and also desirable for your life.

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And I will put enmity between you and After he drove the man out, he placed
the woman, and between your offspring on the east side of the Garden of Eden
and hers; he will crush your head, and cherubim and a flaming sword flashing
you will strike his heel." back and forth to guard the way to the
tree of life.
16
To the woman he said, "I will greatly
increase your pains in childbearing; with
pain you will give birth to children. Your
desire will be for your husband, and he
4Adam lay with his wife Eve, and she
became pregnant and gave birth to
will rule over you." Cain. She said, "With the help of the
Lord I have brought forth a man."
17
To Adam he said, "Because you
listened to your wife and ate from the 2
Later she gave birth to his brother Abel.
tree about which I commanded you, 'You Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked
must not eat of it,' "Cursed is the ground the soil.
because of you; through painful toil you
will eat of it all the days of your life. 3
In the course of time Cain brought
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some of the fruits of the soil as an
It will produce thorns and thistles for offering to the Lord .
you, and you will eat the plants of the
field. 4
But Abel brought fat portions from some
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of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord
By the sweat of your brow you will eat looked with favor on Abel and his
your food until you return to the ground, offering,
since from it you were taken; for dust
you are and to dust you will return." 5
but on Cain and his offering he did not
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look with favor. So Cain was very angry,
Adam named his wife Eve, because and his face was downcast.
she would become the mother of all the
living. 6
Then the Lord said to Cain, "Why are
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you angry? Why is your face downcast?
The Lord God made garments of skin
for Adam and his wife and clothed them. 7
If you do what is right, will you not be
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accepted? But if you do not do what is
And the Lord God said, "The man has right, sin is crouching at your door; it
now become like one of us, knowing desires to have you, but you must
good and evil. He must not be allowed master it."
to reach out his hand and take also from
the tree of life and eat, and live forever." 8
Now Cain said to his brother Abel,
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"Let's go out to the field." And while they
So the Lord God banished him from were in the field, Cain attacked his
the Garden of Eden to work the ground brother Abel and killed him.
from which he had been taken.

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Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is was the father of Methushael, and
your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he Methushael was the father of Lamech.
replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"
19
Lamech married two women, one
10
The Lord said, "What have you done? named Adah and the other Zillah.
Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to
me from the ground. 20
Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the
father of those who live in tents and
11
Now you are under a curse and driven raise livestock.
from the ground, which opened its
mouth to receive your brother's blood 21
His brother's name was Jubal; he was
from your hand. the father of all who play the harp and
flute.
12
When you work the ground, it will no
longer yield its crops for you. You will be 22
Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who
a restless wanderer on the earth." forged all kinds of tools out of bronze
and iron. Tubal-Cain's sister was
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Cain said to the Lord , "My punishment Naamah.
is more than I can bear.
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Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and
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Today you are driving me from the Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech,
land, and I will be hidden from your hear my words. I have killed a man for
presence; I will be a restless wanderer wounding me, a young man for injuring
on the earth, and whoever finds me will me.
kill me."
24
If Cain is avenged seven times, then
15
But the Lord said to him, "Not so ; if Lamech seventy-seven times."
anyone kills Cain, he will suffer
vengeance seven times over." Then the 25
Adam lay with his wife again, and she
Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one gave birth to a son and named him
who found him would kill him. Seth, saying, "God has granted me
another child in place of Abel, since
16
So Cain went out from the Lord 's Cain killed him."
presence and lived in the land of Nod,
east of Eden. 26
Seth also had a son, and he named
him Enosh. At that time men began to
17
Cain lay with his wife, and she became call on the name of the Lord .
pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain
was then building a city, and he named it
after his son Enoch. 5This is the written account of Adam's
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line. When God created man, he made
To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad was him in the likeness of God.
the father of Mehujael, and Mehujael

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He created them male and female and Altogether, Kenan lived 910 years, and
blessed them. And when they were then he died.
created, he called them "man. "
15
When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he
3
When Adam had lived 130 years, he became the father of Jared.
had a son in his own likeness, in his
own image; and he named him Seth. 16
And after he became the father of
Jared, Mahalalel lived 830 years and
4
After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 had other sons and daughters.
years and had other sons and
daughters. 17
Altogether, Mahalalel lived 895 years,
and then he died.
5
Altogether, Adam lived 930 years, and
then he died. 18
When Jared had lived 162 years, he
became the father of Enoch.
6
When Seth had lived 105 years, he
became the father of Enosh. 19
And after he became the father of
Enoch, Jared lived 800 years and had
7
And after he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Enosh, Seth lived 807 years and had
other sons and daughters. 20
Altogether, Jared lived 962 years, and
then he died.
8
Altogether, Seth lived 912 years, and
then he died. 21
When Enoch had lived 65 years, he
became the father of Methuselah.
9
When Enosh had lived 90 years, he
became the father of Kenan. 22
And after he became the father of
Methuselah, Enoch walked with God
10
And after he became the father of 300 years and had other sons and
Kenan, Enosh lived 815 years and had daughters.
other sons and daughters.
23
Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years.
11
Altogether, Enosh lived 905 years, and
then he died. 24
Enoch walked with God; then he was
no more, because God took him away.
12
When Kenan had lived 70 years, he
became the father of Mahalalel. 25
When Methuselah had lived 187 years,
he became the father of Lamech.
13
And after he became the father of
Mahalalel, Kenan lived 840 years and 26
And after he became the father of
had other sons and daughters. Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years
and had other sons and daughters.

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Altogether, Methuselah lived 969 The Lord saw how great man's
years, and then he died. wickedness on the earth had become,
and that every inclination of the thoughts
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When Lamech had lived 182 years, he of his heart was only evil all the time.
had a son.
6
The Lord was grieved that he had made
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He named him Noah and said, "He will man on the earth, and his heart was
comfort us in the labor and painful toil of filled with pain.
our hands caused by the ground the
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Lord has cursed." So the Lord said, "I will wipe mankind,
whom I have created, from the face of
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After Noah was born, Lamech lived the earth-men and animals, and
595 years and had other sons and creatures that move along the ground,
daughters. and birds of the air-for I am grieved that
I have made them."
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Altogether, Lamech lived 777 years,
8
and then he died. But Noah found favor in the eyes of the
Lord .
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After Noah was 500 years old, he
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became the father of Shem, Ham and This is the account of Noah. Noah was
Japheth. a righteous man, blameless among the
people of his time, and he walked with
God.
6When men began to increase in 10
Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and
number on the earth and daughters Japheth.
were born to them,
11
2
Now the earth was corrupt in God's
the sons of God saw that the daughters sight and was full of violence.
of men were beautiful, and they married
any of them they chose. 12
God saw how corrupt the earth had
3
become, for all the people on earth had
Then the Lord said, "My Spirit will not corrupted their ways.
contend with man forever, for he is
mortal ; his days will be a hundred and 13
twenty years." So God said to Noah, "I am going to
put an end to all people, for the earth is
4
filled with violence because of them. I
The Nephilim were on the earth in am surely going to destroy both them
those days-and also afterward-when the and the earth.
sons of God went to the daughters of
men and had children by them. They 14
were the heroes of old, men of renown. So make yourself an ark of cypress
wood; make rooms in it and coat it with
pitch inside and out.

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This is how you are to build it: The ark Take with you seven of every kind of
is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and clean animal, a male and its mate, and
45 feet high. two of every kind of unclean animal, a
male and its mate,
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Make a roof for it and finish the ark to
3
within 18 inches of the top. Put a door in and also seven of every kind of bird,
the side of the ark and make lower, male and female, to keep their various
middle and upper decks. kinds alive throughout the earth.

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I am going to bring floodwaters on the Seven days from now I will send rain on
earth to destroy all life under the the earth for forty days and forty nights,
heavens, every creature that has the and I will wipe from the face of the earth
breath of life in it. Everything on earth every living creature I have made."
will perish.
5
And Noah did all that the Lord
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But I will establish my covenant with commanded him.
you, and you will enter the ark-you and
your sons and your wife and your sons' 6
Noah was six hundred years old when
wives with you. the floodwaters came on the earth.
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You are to bring into the ark two of all 7
And Noah and his sons and his wife
living creatures, male and female, to and his sons' wives entered the ark to
keep them alive with you. escape the waters of the flood.
20
Two of every kind of bird, of every kind 8
Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of
of animal and of every kind of creature birds and of all creatures that move
that moves along the ground will come along the ground,
to you to be kept alive.
9
male and female, came to Noah and
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You are to take every kind of food that entered the ark, as God had
is to be eaten and store it away as food commanded Noah.
for you and for them."
10
And after the seven days the
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Noah did everything just as God floodwaters came on the earth.
commanded him.
11
In the six hundredth year of Noah's life,

7The Lord then said to Noah, "Go into on the seventeenth day of the second
month-on that day all the springs of the
the ark, you and your whole family, great deep burst forth, and the
because I have found you righteous in floodgates of the heavens were opened.
this generation.
12
And rain fell on the earth forty days
and forty nights.

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On that very day Noah and his sons, Everything on dry land that had the
Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with breath of life in its nostrils died.
his wife and the wives of his three sons,
entered the ark. 23
Every living thing on the face of the
earth was wiped out; men and animals
14
They had with them every wild animal and the creatures that move along the
according to its kind, all livestock ground and the birds of the air were
according to their kinds, every creature wiped from the earth. Only Noah was
that moves along the ground according left, and those with him in the ark.
to its kind and every bird according to its
kind, everything with wings. 24
The waters flooded the earth for a
hundred and fifty days.
15
Pairs of all creatures that have the
breath of life in them came to Noah and
entered the ark. 8But God remembered Noah and all
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the wild animals and the livestock that
The animals going in were male and were with him in the ark, and he sent a
female of every living thing, as God had wind over the earth, and the waters
commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut receded.
him in.
2
17
Now the springs of the deep and the
For forty days the flood kept coming on floodgates of the heavens had been
the earth, and as the waters increased closed, and the rain had stopped falling
they lifted the ark high above the earth. from the sky.
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The waters rose and increased greatly 3
The water receded steadily from the
on the earth, and the ark floated on the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty
surface of the water. days the water had gone down,
19
They rose greatly on the earth, and all 4
and on the seventeenth day of the
the high mountains under the entire seventh month the ark came to rest on
heavens were covered. the mountains of Ararat.
20
The waters rose and covered the 5
The waters continued to recede until
mountains to a depth of more than the tenth month, and on the first day of
twenty feet. , the tenth month the tops of the
mountains became visible.
21
Every living thing that moved on the
earth perished-birds, livestock, wild 6
After forty days Noah opened the
animals, all the creatures that swarm window he had made in the ark
over the earth, and all mankind.

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and sent out a raven, and it kept flying Bring out every kind of living creature
back and forth until the water had dried that is with you-the birds, the animals,
up from the earth. and all the creatures that move along
the ground-so they can multiply on the
8
Then he sent out a dove to see if the earth and be fruitful and increase in
water had receded from the surface of number upon it."
the ground.
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So Noah came out, together with his
9
But the dove could find no place to set sons and his wife and his sons' wives.
its feet because there was water over all
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the surface of the earth; so it returned to All the animals and all the creatures
Noah in the ark. He reached out his that move along the ground and all the
hand and took the dove and brought it birds-everything that moves on the
back to himself in the ark. earth-came out of the ark, one kind after
another.
10
He waited seven more days and again
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sent out the dove from the ark. Then Noah built an altar to the Lord
and, taking some of all the clean
11
When the dove returned to him in the animals and clean birds, he sacrificed
evening, there in its beak was a freshly burnt offerings on it.
plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that
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the water had receded from the earth. The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma
and said in his heart: "Never again will I
12
He waited seven more days and sent curse the ground because of man, even
the dove out again, but this time it did though every inclination of his heart is
not return to him. evil from childhood. And never again will
I destroy all living creatures, as I have
13 done.
By the first day of the first month of
Noah's six hundred and first year, the
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water had dried up from the earth. Noah "As long as the earth endures,
then removed the covering from the ark seedtime and harvest, cold and heat,
and saw that the surface of the ground summer and winter, day and night will
was dry. never cease."

9Then
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By the twenty-seventh day of the
second month the earth was completely God blessed Noah and his
dry. sons, saying to them, "Be fruitful and
increase in number and fill the earth.
15
Then God said to Noah,
2
The fear and dread of you will fall upon
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"Come out of the ark, you and your all the beasts of the earth and all the
wife and your sons and their wives. birds of the air, upon every creature that
moves along the ground, and upon all

the fish of the sea; they are given into you and every living creature with you, a
your hands. covenant for all generations to come:

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Everything that lives and moves will be I have set my rainbow in the clouds,
food for you. Just as I gave you the and it will be the sign of the covenant
green plants, I now give you everything. between me and the earth.

4 14
"But you must not eat meat that has its Whenever I bring clouds over the earth
lifeblood still in it. and the rainbow appears in the clouds,

5 15
And for your lifeblood I will surely I will remember my covenant between
demand an accounting. I will demand an me and you and all living creatures of
accounting from every animal. And from every kind. Never again will the waters
each man, too, I will demand an become a flood to destroy all life.
accounting for the life of his fellow man.
16
Whenever the rainbow appears in the
6
"Whoever sheds the blood of man, by clouds, I will see it and remember the
man shall his blood be shed; for in the everlasting covenant between God and
image of God has God made man. all living creatures of every kind on the
earth."
7
As for you, be fruitful and increase in
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number; multiply on the earth and So God said to Noah, "This is the sign
increase upon it." of the covenant I have established
between me and all life on the earth."
8
Then God said to Noah and to his sons
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with him: The sons of Noah who came out of the
ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth.
9
"I now establish my covenant with you (Ham was the father of Canaan.)
and with your descendants after you
19
These were the three sons of Noah,
10
and with every living creature that was and from them came the people who
with you-the birds, the livestock and all were scattered over the earth.
the wild animals, all those that came out
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of the ark with you-every living creature Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to
on earth. plant a vineyard.

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I establish my covenant with you: When he drank some of its wine, he
Never again will all life be cut off by the became drunk and lay uncovered inside
waters of a flood; never again will there his tent.
be a flood to destroy the earth."
22
Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his
12
And God said, "This is the sign of the father's nakedness and told his two
covenant I am making between me and brothers outside.

23 4
But Shem and Japheth took a garment The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish,
and laid it across their shoulders; then the Kittim and the Rodanim.
they walked in backward and covered
their father's nakedness. Their faces 5
(From these the maritime peoples
were turned the other way so that they spread out into their territories by their
would not see their father's nakedness. clans within their nations, each with its
own language.) The Hamites
24
When Noah awoke from his wine and
found out what his youngest son had 6
The sons of Ham: Cush, Mizraim, Put
done to him, and Canaan.
25
he said, "Cursed be Canaan! The 7
The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah,
lowest of slaves will he be to his Sabtah, Raamah and Sabteca. The
brothers." sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.
26
He also said, "Blessed be the Lord , 8
Cush was the father of Nimrod, who
the God of Shem! May Canaan be the grew to be a mighty warrior on the earth.
slave of Shem.
9
He was a mighty hunter before the Lord
27
May God extend the territory of ; that is why it is said, "Like Nimrod, a
Japheth ; may Japheth live in the tents mighty hunter before the Lord ."
of Shem, and may Canaan be his
slave." 10
The first centers of his kingdom were
Babylon, Erech, Akkad and Calneh, in
28
After the flood Noah lived 350 years. Shinar.
29
Altogether, Noah lived 950 years, and 11
From that land he went to Assyria,
then he died. where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir,
Calah

10This is the account of Shem, Ham 12
and Resen, which is between Nineveh
and Japheth, Noah's sons, who and Calah; that is the great city.
themselves had sons after the flood.
The Japhethites 13
Mizraim was the father of the Ludites,
Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites,
2
The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog,
Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and 14
Pathrusites, Casluhites (from whom
Tiras. the Philistines came) and Caphtorites.

3
The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath 15
Canaan was the father of Sidon his
and Togarmah. firstborn, and of the Hittites,

16 29
Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these
were sons of Joktan.
17
Hivites, Arkites, Sinites,
30
The region where they lived stretched
18
Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites. from Mesha toward Sephar, in the
Later the Canaanite clans scattered eastern hill country.

31
19
and the borders of Canaan reached These are the sons of Shem by their
from Sidon toward Gerar as far as clans and languages, in their territories
Gaza, and then toward Sodom, and nations.
Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, as far
32
as Lasha. These are the clans of Noah's sons,
according to their lines of descent,
20
These are the sons of Ham by their within their nations. From these the
clans and languages, in their territories nations spread out over the earth after
and nations. The Semites the flood.

11Now
21
Sons were also born to Shem, whose
older brother was Japheth; Shem was the whole world had one
the ancestor of all the sons of Eber. language and a common speech.
22
The sons of Shem: Elam, Asshur, 2
As men moved eastward, they found a
Arphaxad, Lud and Aram. plain in Shinar and settled there.
23
The sons of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether and 3
They said to each other, "Come, let's
Meshech. make bricks and bake them thoroughly."
They used brick instead of stone, and
24
Arphaxad was the father of Shelah, tar for mortar.
and Shelah the father of Eber.
4
Then they said, "Come, let us build
25
Two sons were born to Eber: One was ourselves a city, with a tower that
named Peleg, because in his time the reaches to the heavens, so that we may
earth was divided; his brother was make a name for ourselves and not be
named Joktan. scattered over the face of the whole
earth."
26
Joktan was the father of Almodad,
5
Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, But the Lord came down to see the city
and the tower that the men were
27
Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, building.

6
28
Obal, Abimael, Sheba, The Lord said, "If as one people
speaking the same language they have

17
begun to do this, then nothing they plan And after he became the father of
to do will be impossible for them. Peleg, Eber lived 430 years and had
other sons and daughters.
7
Come, let us go down and confuse their
18
language so they will not understand When Peleg had lived 30 years, he
each other." became the father of Reu.

8 19
So the Lord scattered them from there And after he became the father of Reu,
over all the earth, and they stopped Peleg lived 209 years and had other
building the city. sons and daughters.

9 20
That is why it was called Babel When Reu had lived 32 years, he
-because there the Lord confused the became the father of Serug.
language of the whole world. From there
the Lord scattered them over the face of 21
And after he became the father of
the whole earth. Serug, Reu lived 207 years and had
other sons and daughters.
10
This is the account of Shem. Two
years after the flood, when Shem was 22
When Serug had lived 30 years, he
100 years old, he became the father of became the father of Nahor.
Arphaxad.
23
And after he became the father of
11
And after he became the father of Nahor, Serug lived 200 years and had
Arphaxad, Shem lived 500 years and other sons and daughters.
had other sons and daughters.
24
When Nahor had lived 29 years, he
12
When Arphaxad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Terah.
became the father of Shelah.
25
And after he became the father of
13
And after he became the father of Terah, Nahor lived 119 years and had
Shelah, Arphaxad lived 403 years and other sons and daughters.
had other sons and daughters.
26
After Terah had lived 70 years, he
14
When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of Abram, Nahor and
became the father of Eber. Haran.
15
And after he became the father of 27
This is the account of Terah. Terah
Eber, Shelah lived 403 years and had became the father of Abram, Nahor and
other sons and daughters. Haran. And Haran became the father of
Lot.
16
When Eber had lived 34 years, he
became the father of Peleg.

28 5
While his father Terah was still alive, He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot,
Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in all the possessions they had
the land of his birth. accumulated and the people they had
acquired in Haran, and they set out for
29
Abram and Nahor both married. The the land of Canaan, and they arrived
name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and there.
the name of Nahor's wife was Milcah;
6
she was the daughter of Haran, the Abram traveled through the land as far
father of both Milcah and Iscah. as the site of the great tree of Moreh at
Shechem. At that time the Canaanites
30
Now Sarai was barren; she had no were in the land.
children.
7
The Lord appeared to Abram and said,
31
Terah took his son Abram, his "To your offspring I will give this land."
grandson Lot son of Haran, and his So he built an altar there to the Lord ,
daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his who had appeared to him.
son Abram, and together they set out
8
from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to From there he went on toward the hills
Canaan. But when they came to Haran, east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with
they settled there. Bethel on the west and Ai on the east.
There he built an altar to the Lord and
32
Terah lived 205 years, and he died in called on the name of the Lord .
Haran.
9
Then Abram set out and continued
toward the Negev.
12The Lord had said to Abram,
10
Now there was a famine in the land,
"Leave your country, your people and
your father's household and go to the and Abram went down to Egypt to live
land I will show you. there for a while because the famine
was severe.
2
"I will make you into a great nation and 11
I will bless you; I will make your name As he was about to enter Egypt, he
great, and you will be a blessing. said to his wife Sarai, "I know what a
beautiful woman you are.
3
I will bless those who bless you, and 12
whoever curses you I will curse; and all When the Egyptians see you, they will
peoples on earth will be blessed through say, 'This is his wife.' Then they will kill
you." me but will let you live.

13
4
So Abram left, as the Lord had told him; Say you are my sister, so that I will be
and Lot went with him. Abram was treated well for your sake and my life will
seventy-five years old when he set out be spared because of you."
from Haran.

14 4
When Abram came to Egypt, the and where he had first built an altar.
Egyptians saw that she was a very There Abram called on the name of the
beautiful woman. Lord .

15 5
And when Pharaoh's officials saw her, Now Lot, who was moving about with
they praised her to Pharaoh, and she Abram, also had flocks and herds and
was taken into his palace. tents.

16 6
He treated Abram well for her sake, But the land could not support them
and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, while they stayed together, for their
male and female donkeys, menservants possessions were so great that they
and maidservants, and camels. were not able to stay together.

17 7
But the Lord inflicted serious diseases And quarreling arose between Abram's
on Pharaoh and his household because herdsmen and the herdsmen of Lot. The
of Abram's wife Sarai. Canaanites and Perizzites were also
living in the land at that time.
18
So Pharaoh summoned Abram. "What
8
have you done to me?" he said. "Why So Abram said to Lot, "Let's not have
didn't you tell me she was your wife? any quarreling between you and me, or
between your herdsmen and mine, for
19
Why did you say, 'She is my sister,' so we are brothers.
that I took her to be my wife? Now then,
9
here is your wife. Take her and go!" Is not the whole land before you? Let's
part company. If you go to the left, I'll go
20
Then Pharaoh gave orders about to the right; if you go to the right, I'll go
Abram to his men, and they sent him on to the left."
his way, with his wife and everything he
10
had. Lot looked up and saw that the whole
plain of the Jordan was well watered,
like the garden of the Lord , like the land
13So Abram went up from Egypt to of Egypt, toward Zoar. (This was before
the Lord destroyed Sodom and
the Negev, with his wife and everything Gomorrah.)
he had, and Lot went with him.
11
2
So Lot chose for himself the whole
Abram had become very wealthy in plain of the Jordan and set out toward
livestock and in silver and gold. the east. The two men parted company:
3
From the Negev he went from place to 12
Abram lived in the land of Canaan,
place until he came to Bethel, to the while Lot lived among the cities of the
place between Bethel and Ai where his plain and pitched his tents near Sodom.
tent had been earlier

13 4
Now the men of Sodom were wicked For twelve years they had been subject
and were sinning greatly against the to Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth
Lord . year they rebelled.

14 5
The Lord said to Abram after Lot had In the fourteenth year, Kedorlaomer and
parted from him, "Lift up your eyes from the kings allied with him went out and
where you are and look north and south, defeated the Rephaites in Ashteroth
east and west. Karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the Emites
in Shaveh Kiriathaim
15
All the land that you see I will give to
6
you and your offspring forever. and the Horites in the hill country of
Seir, as far as El Paran near the desert.
16
I will make your offspring like the dust
7
of the earth, so that if anyone could Then they turned back and went to En
count the dust, then your offspring could Mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and they
be counted. conquered the whole territory of the
Amalekites, as well as the Amorites who
17
Go, walk through the length and were living in Hazazon Tamar.
breadth of the land, for I am giving it to
8
you." Then the king of Sodom, the king of
Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king
18
So Abram moved his tents and went to of Zeboiim and the king of Bela (that is,
live near the great trees of Mamre at Zoar) marched out and drew up their
Hebron, where he built an altar to the battle lines in the Valley of Siddim
Lord .
9
against Kedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal
king of Goiim, Amraphel king of Shinar
14At this time Amraphel king of and Arioch king of Ellasar-four kings
against five.
Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar,
Kedorlaomer king of Elam and Tidal king 10
of Goiim Now the Valley of Siddim was full of tar
pits, and when the kings of Sodom and
2
Gomorrah fled, some of the men fell into
went to war against Bera king of them and the rest fled to the hills.
Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah,
Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king 11
of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, The four kings seized all the goods of
Zoar). Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food;
then they went away.
3
All these latter kings joined forces in the 12
Valley of Siddim (the Salt Sea ). They also carried off Abram's nephew
Lot and his possessions, since he was
living in Sodom.

13 21
One who had escaped came and The king of Sodom said to Abram,
reported this to Abram the Hebrew. Now "Give me the people and keep the
Abram was living near the great trees of goods for yourself."
Mamre the Amorite, a brother of Eshcol
and Aner, all of whom were allied with 22
But Abram said to the king of Sodom,
Abram. "I have raised my hand to the Lord , God
Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,
14
When Abram heard that his relative and have taken an oath
had been taken captive, he called out
the 318 trained men born in his 23
that I will accept nothing belonging to
household and went in pursuit as far as you, not even a thread or the thong of a
Dan. sandal, so that you will never be able to
say, 'I made Abram rich.'
15
During the night Abram divided his
men to attack them and he routed them, 24
I will accept nothing but what my men
pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of have eaten and the share that belongs
Damascus. to the men who went with me-to Aner,
Eshcol and Mamre. Let them have their
16
He recovered all the goods and share."
brought back his relative Lot and his
possessions, together with the women
and the other people. 15After this, the word of the Lord
17
came to Abram in a vision: "Do not be
After Abram returned from defeating afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your
Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with very great reward. "
him, the king of Sodom came out to
meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that 2
is, the King's Valley). But Abram said, "O Sovereign Lord ,
what can you give me since I remain
18
childless and the one who will inherit my
Then Melchizedek king of Salem estate is Eliezer of Damascus?"
brought out bread and wine. He was
priest of God Most High, 3
And Abram said, "You have given me
19
no children; so a servant in my
and he blessed Abram, saying, household will be my heir."
"Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
Creator of heaven and earth. 4
Then the word of the Lord came to him:
20
"This man will not be your heir, but a son
And blessed be God Most High, who coming from your own body will be your
delivered your enemies into your hand." heir."
Then Abram gave him a tenth of
everything. 5
He took him outside and said, "Look up
at the heavens and count the stars-if

15
indeed you can count them." Then he You, however, will go to your fathers in
said to him, "So shall your offspring be." peace and be buried at a good old age.

6 16
Abram believed the Lord , and he In the fourth generation your
credited it to him as righteousness. descendants will come back here, for
the sin of the Amorites has not yet
7
He also said to him, "I am the Lord , reached its full measure."
who brought you out of Ur of the
17
Chaldeans to give you this land to take When the sun had set and darkness
possession of it." had fallen, a smoking firepot with a
blazing torch appeared and passed
8
But Abram said, "O Sovereign Lord , between the pieces.
how can I know that I will gain
18
possession of it?" On that day the Lord made a covenant
with Abram and said, "To your
9
So the Lord said to him, "Bring me a descendants I give this land, from the
heifer, a goat and a ram, each three river of Egypt to the great river, the
years old, along with a dove and a Euphrates-
young pigeon."
19
the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites,
10
Abram brought all these to him, cut Kadmonites,
them in two and arranged the halves
20
opposite each other; the birds, however, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites,
he did not cut in half.
21
Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and
11
Then birds of prey came down on the Jebusites."
carcasses, but Abram drove them away.

12
As the sun was setting, Abram fell into
a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful
16Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had
borne him no children. But she had an
darkness came over him. Egyptian maidservant named Hagar;
13
Then the Lord said to him, "Know for 2
so she said to Abram, "The Lord has
certain that your descendants will be kept me from having children. Go, sleep
strangers in a country not their own, and with my maidservant; perhaps I can
they will be enslaved and mistreated build a family through her." Abram
four hundred years. agreed to what Sarai said.
14
But I will punish the nation they serve 3
So after Abram had been living in
as slaves, and afterward they will come Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took
out with great possessions. her Egyptian maidservant Hagar and
gave her to her husband to be his wife.

4
He slept with Hagar, and she everyone's hand against him, and he will
conceived. When she knew she was live in hostility toward all his brothers."
pregnant, she began to despise her
mistress. 13
She gave this name to the Lord who
spoke to her: "You are the God who
5
Then Sarai said to Abram, "You are sees me," for she said, "I have now
responsible for the wrong I am suffering. seen the One who sees me."
I put my servant in your arms, and now
that she knows she is pregnant, she 14
That is why the well was called Beer
despises me. May the Lord judge Lahai Roi ; it is still there, between
between you and me." Kadesh and Bered.
6
"Your servant is in your hands," Abram 15
So Hagar bore Abram a son, and
said. "Do with her whatever you think Abram gave the name Ishmael to the
best." Then Sarai mistreated Hagar; so son she had borne.
she fled from her.
16
Abram was eighty-six years old when
7
The angel of the Lord found Hagar near Hagar bore him Ishmael.
a spring in the desert; it was the spring
that is beside the road to Shur.

8
And he said, "Hagar, servant of Sarai,
17When Abram was ninety-nine
where have you come from, and where years old, the Lord appeared to him and
are you going?" "I'm running away from said, "I am God Almighty ; walk before
my mistress Sarai," she answered. me and be blameless.

2
9
Then the angel of the Lord told her, "Go I will confirm my covenant between me
back to your mistress and submit to and you and will greatly increase your
her." numbers."

3
10
The angel added, "I will so increase Abram fell facedown, and God said to
your descendants that they will be too him,
numerous to count."
4
"As for me, this is my covenant with
11
The angel of the Lord also said to her: you: You will be the father of many
"You are now with child and you will nations.
have a son. You shall name him
5
Ishmael, for the Lord has heard of your No longer will you be called Abram ;
misery. your name will be Abraham, for I have
made you a father of many nations.
12
He will be a wild donkey of a man; his
hand will be against everyone and

6 14
I will make you very fruitful; I will make Any uncircumcised male, who has not
nations of you, and kings will come from been circumcised in the flesh, will be cut
you. off from his people; he has broken my
covenant."
7
I will establish my covenant as an
15
everlasting covenant between me and God also said to Abraham, "As for
you and your descendants after you for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call
the generations to come, to be your God her Sarai; her name will be Sarah.
and the God of your descendants after
you. 16
I will bless her and will surely give you
a son by her. I will bless her so that she
8
The whole land of Canaan, where you will be the mother of nations; kings of
are now an alien, I will give as an peoples will come from her."
everlasting possession to you and your
descendants after you; and I will be their 17
Abraham fell facedown; he laughed
God." and said to himself, "Will a son be born
to a man a hundred years old? Will
9
Then God said to Abraham, "As for you, Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?"
you must keep my covenant, you and
your descendants after you for the 18
And Abraham said to God, "If only
generations to come. Ishmael might live under your blessing!"
10
This is my covenant with you and your 19
Then God said, "Yes, but your wife
descendants after you, the covenant Sarah will bear you a son, and you will
you are to keep: Every male among you call him Isaac. I will establish my
shall be circumcised. covenant with him as an everlasting
covenant for his descendants after him.
11
You are to undergo circumcision, and it
will be the sign of the covenant between 20
And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I
me and you. will surely bless him; I will make him
fruitful and will greatly increase his
12
For the generations to come every numbers. He will be the father of twelve
male among you who is eight days old rulers, and I will make him into a great
must be circumcised, including those nation.
born in your household or bought with
money from a foreigner-those who are 21
But my covenant I will establish with
not your offspring. Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by
this time next year."
13
Whether born in your household or
bought with your money, they must be 22
When he had finished speaking with
circumcised. My covenant in your flesh Abraham, God went up from him.
is to be an everlasting covenant.

23
On that very day Abraham took his son your servant." "Very well," they
Ishmael and all those born in his answered, "do as you say."
household or bought with his money,
every male in his household, and 6
So Abraham hurried into the tent to
circumcised them, as God told him. Sarah. "Quick," he said, "get three
seahs of fine flour and knead it and
24
Abraham was ninety-nine years old bake some bread."
when he was circumcised,
7
Then he ran to the herd and selected a
25
and his son Ishmael was thirteen; choice, tender calf and gave it to a
servant, who hurried to prepare it.
26
Abraham and his son Ishmael were
8
both circumcised on that same day. He then brought some curds and milk
and the calf that had been prepared,
27
And every male in Abraham's and set these before them. While they
household, including those born in his ate, he stood near them under a tree.
household or bought from a foreigner,
9
was circumcised with him. "Where is your wife Sarah?" they asked
him. "There, in the tent," he said.

18The Lord appeared to Abraham 10
Then the Lord said, "I will surely return
to you about this time next year, and
near the great trees of Mamre while he
was sitting at the entrance to his tent in Sarah your wife will have a son." Now
the heat of the day. Sarah was listening at the entrance to
the tent, which was behind him.
2
Abraham looked up and saw three men 11
standing nearby. When he saw them, he Abraham and Sarah were already old
hurried from the entrance of his tent to and well advanced in years, and Sarah
meet them and bowed low to the was past the age of childbearing.
ground.
12
So Sarah laughed to herself as she
3
He said, "If I have found favor in your thought, "After I am worn out and my
eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant master is old, will I now have this
by. pleasure?"

13
4
Let a little water be brought, and then Then the Lord said to Abraham, "Why
you may all wash your feet and rest did Sarah laugh and say, 'Will I really
under this tree. have a child, now that I am old?'

14
5
Let me get you something to eat, so Is anything too hard for the Lord ? I will
you can be refreshed and then go on return to you at the appointed time next
your way-now that you have come to year and Sarah will have a son."

15 25
Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, Far be it from you to do such a thing-to
"I did not laugh." But he said, "Yes, you kill the righteous with the wicked,
did laugh." treating the righteous and the wicked
alike. Far be it from you! Will not the
16
When the men got up to leave, they Judge of all the earth do right?"
looked down toward Sodom, and
26
Abraham walked along with them to see The Lord said, "If I find fifty righteous
them on their way. people in the city of Sodom, I will spare
the whole place for their sake."
17
Then the Lord said, "Shall I hide from
27
Abraham what I am about to do? Then Abraham spoke up again: "Now
that I have been so bold as to speak to
18
Abraham will surely become a great the Lord, though I am nothing but dust
and powerful nation, and all nations on and ashes,
earth will be blessed through him.
28
what if the number of the righteous is
19
For I have chosen him, so that he will five less than fifty? Will you destroy the
direct his children and his household whole city because of five people?" "If I
after him to keep the way of the Lord by find forty-five there," he said, "I will not
doing what is right and just, so that the destroy it."
Lord will bring about for Abraham what
29
he has promised him." Once again he spoke to him, "What if
only forty are found there?" He said,
20
Then the Lord said, "The outcry "For the sake of forty, I will not do it."
against Sodom and Gomorrah is so
30
great and their sin so grievous Then he said, "May the Lord not be
angry, but let me speak. What if only
21
that I will go down and see if what they thirty can be found there?" He
have done is as bad as the outcry that answered, "I will not do it if I find thirty
has reached me. If not, I will know." there."

31
22
The men turned away and went toward Abraham said, "Now that I have been
Sodom, but Abraham remained standing so bold as to speak to the Lord, what if
before the Lord . only twenty can be found there?" He
said, "For the sake of twenty, I will not
23 destroy it."
Then Abraham approached him and
said: "Will you sweep away the
32
righteous with the wicked? Then he said, "May the Lord not be
angry, but let me speak just once more.
24 What if only ten can be found there?" He
What if there are fifty righteous people
answered, "For the sake of ten, I will not
in the city? Will you really sweep it away
destroy it."
and not spare the place for the sake of
the fifty righteous people in it?

33
When the Lord had finished speaking to these men, for they have come under
with Abraham, he left, and Abraham the protection of my roof."
returned home.
9
"Get out of our way," they replied. And
they said, "This fellow came here as an
19The two angels arrived at Sodom alien, and now he wants to play the
judge! We'll treat you worse than them."
in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the
gateway of the city. When he saw them, They kept bringing pressure on Lot and
he got up to meet them and bowed moved forward to break down the door.
down with his face to the ground.
10
But the men inside reached out and
2
"My lords," he said, "please turn aside pulled Lot back into the house and shut
to your servant's house. You can wash the door.
your feet and spend the night and then
11
go on your way early in the morning." Then they struck the men who were at
"No," they answered, "we will spend the the door of the house, young and old,
night in the square." with blindness so that they could not find
the door.
3
But he insisted so strongly that they did
12
go with him and entered his house. He The two men said to Lot, "Do you have
prepared a meal for them, baking bread anyone else here-sons-in-law, sons or
without yeast, and they ate. daughters, or anyone else in the city
who belongs to you? Get them out of
4
Before they had gone to bed, all the here,
men from every part of the city of
13
Sodom-both young and old-surrounded because we are going to destroy this
the house. place. The outcry to the Lord against its
people is so great that he has sent us to
5
They called to Lot, "Where are the men destroy it."
who came to you tonight? Bring them
14
out to us so that we can have sex with So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-
them." in-law, who were pledged to marry his
daughters. He said, "Hurry and get out
6
Lot went outside to meet them and shut of this place, because the Lord is about
the door behind him to destroy the city!" But his sons-in-law
thought he was joking.
7
and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this 15
wicked thing. With the coming of dawn, the angels
urged Lot, saying, "Hurry! Take your wife
8
and your two daughters who are here,
Look, I have two daughters who have or you will be swept away when the city
never slept with a man. Let me bring is punished."
them out to you, and you can do what
you like with them. But don't do anything

16
When he hesitated, the men grasped the cities-and also the vegetation in the
his hand and the hands of his wife and land.
of his two daughters and led them safely
out of the city, for the Lord was merciful 26
But Lot's wife looked back, and she
to them. became a pillar of salt.
17
As soon as they had brought them out, 27
Early the next morning Abraham got up
one of them said, "Flee for your lives! and returned to the place where he had
Don't look back, and don't stop stood before the Lord .
anywhere in the plain! Flee to the
mountains or you will be swept away!" 28
He looked down toward Sodom and
Gomorrah, toward all the land of the
18
But Lot said to them, "No, my lords, plain, and he saw dense smoke rising
please! from the land, like smoke from a
furnace.
19
Your servant has found favor in your
eyes, and you have shown great 29
So when God destroyed the cities of
kindness to me in sparing my life. But I the plain, he remembered Abraham, and
can't flee to the mountains; this disaster he brought Lot out of the catastrophe
will overtake me, and I'll die. that overthrew the cities where Lot had
lived.
20
Look, here is a town near enough to
run to, and it is small. Let me flee to it-it 30
Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and
is very small, isn't it? Then my life will be settled in the mountains, for he was
spared." afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two
daughters lived in a cave.
21
He said to him, "Very well, I will grant
this request too; I will not overthrow the 31
One day the older daughter said to the
town you speak of. younger, "Our father is old, and there is
no man around here to lie with us, as is
22
But flee there quickly, because I the custom all over the earth.
cannot do anything until you reach it."
(That is why the town was called Zoar. ) 32
Let's get our father to drink wine and
then lie with him and preserve our family
23
By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun line through our father."
had risen over the land.
33
That night they got their father to drink
24
Then the Lord rained down burning wine, and the older daughter went in
sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah-from and lay with him. He was not aware of it
the Lord out of the heavens. when she lay down or when she got up.

25 34
Thus he overthrew those cities and the The next day the older daughter said
entire plain, including all those living in to the younger, "Last night I lay with my

5
father. Let's get him to drink wine again Did he not say to me, 'She is my sister,'
tonight, and you go in and lie with him and didn't she also say, 'He is my
so we can preserve our family line brother'? I have done this with a clear
through our father." conscience and clean hands."

35 6
So they got their father to drink wine Then God said to him in the dream,
that night also, and the younger "Yes, I know you did this with a clear
daughter went and lay with him. Again conscience, and so I have kept you from
he was not aware of it when she lay sinning against me. That is why I did not
down or when she got up. let you touch her.

36 7
So both of Lot's daughters became Now return the man's wife, for he is a
pregnant by their father. prophet, and he will pray for you and
you will live. But if you do not return her,
37
The older daughter had a son, and she you may be sure that you and all yours
named him Moab ; he is the father of the will die."
Moabites of today.
8
Early the next morning Abimelech
38
The younger daughter also had a son, summoned all his officials, and when he
and she named him Ben-Ammi ; he is told them all that had happened, they
the father of the Ammonites of today. were very much afraid.

9
Then Abimelech called Abraham in and
20Now Abraham moved on from said, "What have you done to us? How
have I wronged you that you have
there into the region of the Negev and brought such great guilt upon me and
lived between Kadesh and Shur. For a my kingdom? You have done things to
while he stayed in Gerar, me that should not be done."
2
and there Abraham said of his wife 10
And Abimelech asked Abraham, "What
Sarah, "She is my sister." Then was your reason for doing this?"
Abimelech king of Gerar sent for Sarah
and took her. 11
Abraham replied, "I said to myself,
3
'There is surely no fear of God in this
But God came to Abimelech in a dream place, and they will kill me because of
one night and said to him, "You are as my wife.'
good as dead because of the woman
you have taken; she is a married 12
woman." Besides, she really is my sister, the
daughter of my father though not of my
4
mother; and she became my wife.
Now Abimelech had not gone near her,
so he said, "Lord, will you destroy an 13
innocent nation? And when God had me wander from
my father's household, I said to her,

5
'This is how you can show your love to Abraham was a hundred years old
me: Everywhere we go, say of me, "He when his son Isaac was born to him.
is my brother." ' "
6
Sarah said, "God has brought me
14
Then Abimelech brought sheep and laughter, and everyone who hears about
cattle and male and female slaves and this will laugh with me."
gave them to Abraham, and he returned
Sarah his wife to him. 7
And she added, "Who would have said
to Abraham that Sarah would nurse
15
And Abimelech said, "My land is before children? Yet I have borne him a son in
you; live wherever you like." his old age."

16 8
To Sarah he said, "I am giving your The child grew and was weaned, and
brother a thousand shekels of silver. on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham
This is to cover the offense against you held a great feast.
before all who are with you; you are
completely vindicated." 9
But Sarah saw that the son whom
Hagar the Egyptian had borne to
17
Then Abraham prayed to God, and Abraham was mocking,
God healed Abimelech, his wife and his
slave girls so they could have children 10
and she said to Abraham, "Get rid of
again, that slave woman and her son, for that
slave woman's son will never share in
18
for the Lord had closed up every womb the inheritance with my son Isaac."
in Abimelech's household because of
Abraham's wife Sarah. 11
The matter distressed Abraham greatly
because it concerned his son.

21Now the Lord was gracious to 12
But God said to him, "Do not be so
Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did distressed about the boy and your
for Sarah what he had promised. maidservant. Listen to whatever Sarah
tells you, because it is through Isaac
2
Sarah became pregnant and bore a son that your offspring will be reckoned.
to Abraham in his old age, at the very
13
time God had promised him. I will make the son of the maidservant
into a nation also, because he is your
3
Abraham gave the name Isaac to the offspring."
son Sarah bore him.
14
Early the next morning Abraham took
4
When his son Isaac was eight days old, some food and a skin of water and gave
Abraham circumcised him, as God them to Hagar. He set them on her
commanded him. shoulders and then sent her off with the

23
boy. She went on her way and Now swear to me here before God that
wandered in the desert of Beersheba. you will not deal falsely with me or my
children or my descendants. Show to
15
When the water in the skin was gone, me and the country where you are living
she put the boy under one of the as an alien the same kindness I have
bushes. shown to you."

24
16
Then she went off and sat down Abraham said, "I swear it."
nearby, about a bowshot away, for she
25
thought, "I cannot watch the boy die." Then Abraham complained to
And as she sat there nearby, she began Abimelech about a well of water that
to sob. Abimelech's servants had seized.

17 26
God heard the boy crying, and the But Abimelech said, "I don't know who
angel of God called to Hagar from has done this. You did not tell me, and I
heaven and said to her, "What is the heard about it only today."
matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God
has heard the boy crying as he lies 27
So Abraham brought sheep and cattle
there. and gave them to Abimelech, and the
two men made a treaty.
18
Lift the boy up and take him by the
hand, for I will make him into a great 28
Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs
nation." from the flock,
19
Then God opened her eyes and she 29
and Abimelech asked Abraham, "What
saw a well of water. So she went and is the meaning of these seven ewe
filled the skin with water and gave the lambs you have set apart by
boy a drink. themselves?"
20
God was with the boy as he grew up. 30
He replied, "Accept these seven lambs
He lived in the desert and became an from my hand as a witness that I dug
archer. this well."
21
While he was living in the Desert of 31
So that place was called Beersheba,
Paran, his mother got a wife for him because the two men swore an oath
from Egypt. there.
22
At that time Abimelech and Phicol the 32
After the treaty had been made at
commander of his forces said to Beersheba, Abimelech and Phicol the
Abraham, "God is with you in everything commander of his forces returned to the
you do. land of the Philistines.

33 7
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Isaac spoke up and said to his father
Beersheba, and there he called upon Abraham, "Father?" "Yes, my son?"
the name of the Lord , the Eternal God. Abraham replied. "The fire and wood are
here," Isaac said, "but where is the lamb
34
And Abraham stayed in the land of the for the burnt offering?"
Philistines for a long time.
8
Abraham answered, "God himself will
provide the lamb for the burnt offering,
22Some time later God tested my son." And the two of them went on
together.
Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!"
"Here I am," he replied. 9
When they reached the place God had
2
told him about, Abraham built an altar
Then God said, "Take your son, your there and arranged the wood on it. He
only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go bound his son Isaac and laid him on the
to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him altar, on top of the wood.
there as a burnt offering on one of the
mountains I will tell you about." 10
Then he reached out his hand and
3
took the knife to slay his son.
Early the next morning Abraham got up
and saddled his donkey. He took with 11
him two of his servants and his son But the angel of the Lord called out to
Isaac. When he had cut enough wood him from heaven, "Abraham! Abraham!"
for the burnt offering, he set out for the "Here I am," he replied.
place God had told him about.
12
"Do not lay a hand on the boy," he
4
On the third day Abraham looked up said. "Do not do anything to him. Now I
and saw the place in the distance. know that you fear God, because you
have not withheld from me your son,
5
your only son."
He said to his servants, "Stay here with
the donkey while I and the boy go over 13
there. We will worship and then we will Abraham looked up and there in a
come back to you." thicket he saw a ram caught by its
horns. He went over and took the ram
6
and sacrificed it as a burnt offering
Abraham took the wood for the burnt instead of his son.
offering and placed it on his son Isaac,
and he himself carried the fire and the 14
knife. As the two of them went on So Abraham called that place The Lord
together, Will Provide. And to this day it is said,
"On the mountain of the Lord it will be
provided."

15
The angel of the Lord called to
Abraham from heaven a second time

16 2
and said, "I swear by myself, declares She died at Kiriath Arba (that is,
the Lord , that because you have done Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and
this and have not withheld your son, Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and
your only son, to weep over her.

17 3
I will surely bless you and make your Then Abraham rose from beside his
descendants as numerous as the stars dead wife and spoke to the Hittites. He
in the sky and as the sand on the said,
seashore. Your descendants will take
possession of the cities of their 4
"I am an alien and a stranger among
enemies, you. Sell me some property for a burial
site here so I can bury my dead."
18
and through your offspring all nations
on earth will be blessed, because you 5
The Hittites replied to Abraham,
have obeyed me."
6
"Sir, listen to us. You are a mighty
19
Then Abraham returned to his prince among us. Bury your dead in the
servants, and they set off together for choicest of our tombs. None of us will
Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in refuse you his tomb for burying your
Beersheba. dead."
20
Some time later Abraham was told, 7
Then Abraham rose and bowed down
"Milcah is also a mother; she has borne before the people of the land, the
sons to your brother Nahor: Hittites.
21
Uz the firstborn, Buz his brother, 8
He said to them, "If you are willing to let
Kemuel (the father of Aram), me bury my dead, then listen to me and
intercede with Ephron son of Zohar on
22
Kesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph and my behalf
Bethuel."
9
so he will sell me the cave of
23
Bethuel became the father of Machpelah, which belongs to him and is
Rebekah. Milcah bore these eight sons at the end of his field. Ask him to sell it
to Abraham's brother Nahor. to me for the full price as a burial site
among you."
24
His concubine, whose name was
10
Reumah, also had sons: Tebah, Gaham, Ephron the Hittite was sitting among
Tahash and Maacah. his people and he replied to Abraham in
the hearing of all the Hittites who had
come to the gate of his city.
23Sarah lived to be a hundred and 11
"No, my lord," he said. "Listen to me; I
twenty-seven years old.
give you the field, and I give you the

cave that is in it. I give it to you in the
presence of my people. Bury your
dead."
24Abraham was now old and well
advanced in years, and the Lord had
blessed him in every way.
12
Again Abraham bowed down before
the people of the land 2
He said to the chief servant in his
household, the one in charge of all that
13
and he said to Ephron in their hearing, he had, "Put your hand under my thigh.
"Listen to me, if you will. I will pay the
price of the field. Accept it from me so I 3
I want you to swear by the Lord , the
can bury my dead there." God of heaven and the God of earth,
that you will not get a wife for my son
14
Ephron answered Abraham, from the daughters of the Canaanites,
among whom I am living,
15
"Listen to me, my lord; the land is
worth four hundred shekels of silver, but 4
but will go to my country and my own
what is that between me and you? Bury relatives and get a wife for my son
your dead." Isaac."
16
Abraham agreed to Ephron's terms 5
The servant asked him, "What if the
and weighed out for him the price he woman is unwilling to come back with
had named in the hearing of the Hittites: me to this land? Shall I then take your
four hundred shekels of silver, according son back to the country you came
to the weight current among the from?"
merchants.
6
"Make sure that you do not take my son
17
So Ephron's field in Machpelah near back there," Abraham said.
Mamre-both the field and the cave in it,
and all the trees within the borders of 7
"The Lord , the God of heaven, who
the field-was deeded brought me out of my father's household
and my native land and who spoke to
18
to Abraham as his property in the me and promised me on oath, saying,
presence of all the Hittites who had 'To your offspring I will give this land'-he
come to the gate of the city. will send his angel before you so that
you can get a wife for my son from
19
Afterward Abraham buried his wife there.
Sarah in the cave in the field of
Machpelah near Mamre (which is at 8
If the woman is unwilling to come back
Hebron) in the land of Canaan. with you, then you will be released from
this oath of mine. Only do not take my
20
So the field and the cave in it were son back there."
deeded to Abraham by the Hittites as a
burial site.

9 17
So the servant put his hand under the The servant hurried to meet her and
thigh of his master Abraham and swore said, "Please give me a little water from
an oath to him concerning this matter. your jar."

10 18
Then the servant took ten of his "Drink, my lord," she said, and quickly
master's camels and left, taking with him lowered the jar to her hands and gave
all kinds of good things from his master. him a drink.
He set out for Aram Naharaim and made
his way to the town of Nahor. 19
After she had given him a drink, she
said, "I'll draw water for your camels too,
11
He had the camels kneel down near until they have finished drinking."
the well outside the town; it was toward
evening, the time the women go out to 20
So she quickly emptied her jar into the
draw water. trough, ran back to the well to draw
more water, and drew enough for all his
12
Then he prayed, "O Lord , God of my camels.
master Abraham, give me success
today, and show kindness to my master 21
Without saying a word, the man
Abraham. watched her closely to learn whether or
not the Lord had made his journey
13
See, I am standing beside this spring, successful.
and the daughters of the townspeople
are coming out to draw water. 22
When the camels had finished
drinking, the man took out a gold nose
14
May it be that when I say to a girl, ring weighing a beka and two gold
'Please let down your jar that I may have bracelets weighing ten shekels.
a drink,' and she says, 'Drink, and I'll
water your camels too'-let her be the 23
Then he asked, "Whose daughter are
one you have chosen for your servant you? Please tell me, is there room in
Isaac. By this I will know that you have your father's house for us to spend the
shown kindness to my master." night?"
15
Before he had finished praying, 24
She answered him, "I am the daughter
Rebekah came out with her jar on her of Bethuel, the son that Milcah bore to
shoulder. She was the daughter of Nahor."
Bethuel son of Milcah, who was the wife
of Abraham's brother Nahor. 25
And she added, "We have plenty of
straw and fodder, as well as room for
16
The girl was very beautiful, a virgin; no you to spend the night."
man had ever lain with her. She went
down to the spring, filled her jar and 26
Then the man bowed down and
came up again. worshiped the Lord ,

and he has become not abandoned his kindness and wealthy. if a maiden comes out to draw water and I say to her. silver and gold. and he hurried out to the man at oath. camels were unloaded. before whom I Lord . He has given him sheep and faithfulness to my master. 38 and the bracelets on his sister's arms." 36 My master's wife Sarah has borne him 28 The girl ran and told her mother's a son in her old age." so that you can get a wife for my son from my own clan and from my father's 32 So the man went to the house. 43 See. Abraham.' man said to her. 30 As soon as he had seen the nose ring." he said. 'What if the near the spring. in whose land I live." said. come. woman will not come back with me?' 31 "Come. I am standing beside this spring. please grant success to the journey on which I have 34 So he said. and the family. and said. and he has given household about these things. when you go to my clan. 'You must not get a wife the spring.' 33 Then food was set before him. who has abundantly. him everything he owns. if you will. and a place for the camels. and camels and donkeys. As for me. will send his angel with out here? I have prepared the house you and make your journey a success." "Then tell us. 29 37 Now Rebekah had a brother named And my master made me swear an Laban." . you will water for him and his men to wash their be released from my oath even if they feet. I what I have to say. "Praise be to the Lord . he went out to the man and found him standing by the camels 39 "Then I asked my master. "I will not eat until I have told you 42 "When I came to the spring today. and 41 Then. the The Lord has blessed my master God of my master Abraham. the cattle. but he said. "Please let me drink a little water from your jar. for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites.27 35 saying. menservants and Lord has led me on the journey to the maidservants. 'The Lord . "I am Abraham's servant. Straw and fodder were brought for the camels. refuse to give her to you-you will be released from my oath. 'O Lord . you who are blessed by the 40 "He replied. and get a wife for my son. God of my master Laban said. "Why are you standing have walked. house of my master's relatives. but go to my father's family and to my and had heard Rebekah tell what the own clan.

tell me. silver jewelry and articles of clothing and Rebekah came out. "Do not detain me." 47 55 "I asked her. "This is her way. and if her." 59 So they sent their sister Rebekah on 50 Laban and Bethuel answered." master Abraham. so I may know which way to go. as the Lord has directed. and I'll When Abraham's servant heard what draw water for your camels too. who had led me on the right road to get the granddaughter 57 Then they said. "Let's call the girl and of my master's brother for his son. "Send me on my way watered the camels also. with her jar on her gave them to Rebekah. you one way or the other." let her they said.' So I drank. he bowed down to the ground be the one the Lord has chosen for my before the Lord . he also gave shoulder. and she morning. When they got up the next your camels too. then you may go. the God of my way so I may go to my master. to my master. 'Whose daughter are But her brother and her mother replied. She went down to the spring costly gifts to her brother and to her and drew water. 'The daughter of "Let the girl remain with us ten days or Bethuel son of Nahor. and her. turn. along with her nurse and from the Lord ." bore to him.44 52 and if she says to me. "Will you go with this man?" "I will not.' 54 Then he and the men who were with 46 "She quickly lowered her jar from her him ate and drank and spent the night shoulder and said. may you increase to let her become the wife of your master's thousands upon thousands.' 53 Then the servant brought out gold and 45 "Before I finished praying in my heart." offspring possess the gates of their enemies. Send me on my Lord . 'Drink. 56 But he said to them. ask her about it. may your son. master's son. whom Milcah so. 'Please give me a drink. "Our sister. "Drink. now that the Lord has granted 48 and I bowed down and worshiped the success to my journey. take her and go." she said. mother. you?' "She said. and I'll water there. 60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to 51 Here is Rebekah." . I praised the Lord . we can say nothing to Abraham's servant and his men. and I said to her. he said.' "Then I put the ring in her nose and the bracelets on her arms. tell me." 49 Now if you will show kindness and 58 So they called Rebekah and asked faithfulness to my master.

whom Sarah's maidservant. Adbeel. So the servant were descendants of Keturah. 5 Abraham left everything he owned to 62 Now Isaac had come from Beer Lahai Isaac. done. So she took her veil and people. There Abraham was buried with her. mother's death. and as he looked up. Hagar the Egyptian. who then lived near Beer 25Abraham took another wife. 6 But while he was still living. Dumah. ready and mounted their camels and Hanoch. Jokshan. Mibsam. 9 His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him 66 Then the servant told Isaac all he had in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre. 13 3 Jokshan was the father of Sheba and These are the names of the sons of Dedan. took Rebekah and left. bore to Abraham. God blessed his son Isaac. 67 Isaac brought her into the tent of his 10 mother Sarah. Roi. Midian. an old man and "He is my master. Massa. Ishmael. and he was gathered to his answered. 64 7 Rebekah also looked up and saw Altogether.61 4 Then Rebekah and her maids got The sons of Midian were Ephah. the descendants of Dedan were Ishmael. . he saw sent them away from his son Isaac to camels approaching. "Who is that Then Abraham breathed his last and man in the field coming to meet us?" died at a good old age. Abida and Eldaah. Kedar. Lahai Roi. for he was living in the Negev. listed in the order of their birth: the Asshurites. the field Abraham had bought from the So she became his wife. All these went back with the man. 12 This is the account of Abraham's son 2 She bore him Zimran. Leummites. 14 Mishma. the land of the east. Medan. and Isaac was comforted after his his wife Sarah. he gave 63 He went out to the field one evening to gifts to the sons of his concubines and meditate. She got down from her camel and seventy-five years. Ishbak and Shuah. covered herself. 65 8 and asked the servant. and he married Rebekah. 11 After Abraham's death. the Letushites and the Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael. Epher. in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite. whose name was Keturah. and he loved Hittites. Abraham lived a hundred Isaac." the servant full of years.

he swore an oath to him. married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and 30 He said to Jacob. so rulers according to their settlements and they named him Esau. a man of the open Egypt. Isaac was sixty last and died. ) 21 Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife. selling his birthright to Jacob. because she was barren. 19 This is the account of Abraham's son loved Esau. will be stronger than the other. brothers. "Why is this happening to me?" So she went to 33 But Jacob said. The 31 Jacob replied. . And country. some of that red stew! I'm famished!" (That is why he was also called Edom. 29 Once when Jacob was cooking some stew. there were twin boys in her womb." Rebekah became pregnant. his brother came out. Esau came in from the open 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he country. He breathed his was named Jacob." Esau said.15 24 Hadad. and The first to come out was red. and his these are the names of the twelve tribal whole body was like a hairy garment. "Quick. one people and some lentil stew. I am about to die. 28 Isaac. and she said. Abraham became the father of Isaac. 23 The Lord said to her. famished. "Two nations are in your womb. them. 32 "Look. so he and thirty-seven years. camps. but Rebekah loved Jacob. Ishmael lived a hundred his hand grasping Esau's heel. "Swear to me first. near the border of a skillful hunter. they lived in hostility toward all their staying among the tents. and he was gathered to years old when Rebekah gave birth to his people. birth. "First sell me your Lord answered his prayer. 26 After this. and Esau became from Havilah to Shur. as you go toward Asshur. and his wife birthright. Jetur. while Jacob was a quiet man. So Esau older will serve the younger. Tema. 22 The babies jostled each other within "What good is the birthright to me?" her. who had a taste for wild game. with 17 Altogether." despised his birthright. and two peoples from 34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread within you will be separated. Isaac. let me have sister of Laban the Aramean. Naphish and When the time came for her to give Kedemah. 16 25 These were the sons of Ishmael. He ate and drank. 18 27 His descendants settled in the area The boys grew up." So inquire of the Lord . and the and then got up and left.

and I will or his wife shall surely be put to death. For to 12 you and your descendants I will give all Isaac planted crops in that land and these lands and will confirm the oath I the same year reaped a hundredfold. my commands. "What is this you Gerar. 8 When Isaac had been there a long time." "She is my wife. because the Lord blessed him. 16 7 When the men of that place asked him Then Abimelech said to Isaac." He thought. which the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died. "She is really your wife! Why did had given them. and you 2 The Lord appeared to Isaac and said. 14 He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him. through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed. Abimelech king of the Philistines 18 Isaac reopened the wells that had looked down from a window and saw been dug in the time of his father Isaac caressing his wife Rebekah. have done to us? One of the men might well have slept with your wife. you have become too sister. Abraham. would have brought guilt upon us. . live in the 11 land where I tell you to live. up. 13 4 I will make your descendants as The man became rich. 5 because Abraham obeyed me and kept my requirements." servants had dug in the time of his father Abraham. he said. my 15 So all the wells that his father's decrees and my laws. "Move about his wife. and wealthy. you say. So Abimelech gave orders to all the people: "Anyone who molests this man 3 Stay in this land for a while." because he was afraid to say." be with you and will bless you. swore to your father Abraham. powerful for us. 'She is my sister'?" Isaac 26Now there was a famine in the answered him. the Philistines stopped 6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar." land-besides the earlier famine of Abraham's time-and Isaac went to 10 Abimelech king of the Philistines in Then Abimelech said." encamped in the Valley of Gerar and settled there. "Because I thought I might lose my life on account of her." "Do not go down to Egypt. "The men of this place might kill me on account of 17 So Isaac moved away from there and Rebekah. "She is my away from us. because she is beautiful. filling them with earth. and he 9 So Abimelech summoned Isaac and gave them the same names his father said. and his wealth numerous as the stars in the sky and continued to grow until he became very will give them all these lands.

you. . "I am now an old man and 28 don't know the day of my death. They said. 26 Meanwhile. "We saw clearly that the Lord was with you. "We've found water!" 24 That night the Lord appeared to him 33 and said. the name of the Lord ." married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite. for I am with name of the town has been Beersheba. he sake of my servant Abraham. they ate and drank. Do not be afraid." Isaac asked them. They answered. come to me. "Why have you he answered.19 Isaac's servants dug in the valley and 'There ought to be a sworn agreement discovered a well of fresh water there. told him about the well they had dug. you well and sent you away in peace. I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the 34 When Esau was forty years old. "The that you will do us no harm. were so weak that he could no longer see. Let us make a treaty with you 20 But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled 29 with Isaac's herdsmen and said. Abimelech had come to him from Gerar. There he pitched his tent." 32 That day Isaac's servants came and 23 From there he went up to Beersheba. 22 31 He moved on from there and dug Early the next morning the men swore another well. "My son. because they disputed with him. and named it Sitnah. He named it Rehoboth. but they 30 quarreled over that one also. just as we water is ours!" So he named the well did not molest you but always treated Esek. so he Isaac then made a feast for them. and also Basemath daughter of 25 Isaac built an altar there and called on Elon the Hittite. "I am the God of your father He called it Shibah. and they left him in the Lord has given us room and we will peace. flourish in the land." "Here I am. And now you are blessed by the Lord . Then Isaac sent it. so we said. and no one quarreled over an oath to each other. and to this day the Abraham." 21 Then they dug another well. between us'-between us and you. since you were hostile to me and sent me away?" 2 Isaac said. he called for Esau his older son 27 and said to him. and Rebekah. with Ahuzzath his personal adviser and Phicol the 27When Isaac was old and his eyes commander of his forces. and there his servants dug a 35 They were a source of grief to Isaac well. saying. "Now them on their way.

"The voice is ." some tasty food. 6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob. and she prepared give you my blessing before I die. "My 8 Now. Just do what I say. When Esau left Then Rebekah took the best clothes of for the open country to hunt game and Esau her older son. let quiver and bow-and go out to the open the curse fall on me. what I tell you: "Who is it?" 9 19 Go out to the flock and bring me two Jacob said to his father. just the me. country to hunt some wild game for me. so I can prepare your firstborn. "My son. I have done as you told some tasty food for your father. smooth part of his neck with the goatskins. my son?" "The Lord your God gave me success. 16 I overheard your father say to your She also covered his hands and the brother Esau.3 13 Now then." he answered. "Look. game so that you may give me your blessing. 7 'Bring me some game and prepare me 17 some tasty food to eat. my son." it so quickly. so I can touch you." "Yes. 21 "But my brother Esau is a hairy man. the Lord before I die. so that I may Then she handed to her son Jacob the give you my blessing in the presence of tasty food and the bread she had made. so that I may them to his mother. than a blessing. "How did you find he dies. go and get them for me. "Come near and I'm a man with smooth skin. get your weapons-your His mother said to him. "I am Esau choice young goats. the house." appear to be tricking him and would 22 bring down a curse on myself rather Jacob went close to his father Isaac. my son. 5 Now Rebekah was listening as Isaac 15 spoke to his son Esau.' 18 He went to his father and said. just the way his father liked it." he replied. to know whether you really are my son Esau or 12 What if my father touches me? I would not. Please sit up and eat some of my way he likes it." 4 14 Prepare me the kind of tasty food I like So he went and got them and brought and bring it to me to eat. 11 Jacob said to Rebekah his mother." who touched him and said. and put them on her younger son Jacob. which she had in bring it back. listen carefully and do father. my son." 10 Then take it to your father to eat. Then Isaac said to Jacob. so 20 that he may give you his blessing before Isaac asked his son.

and now 28 May God give you of heaven's dew he's taken my blessing!" Then he asked. "Isn't he rightly named field that the Lord has blessed.an abundance "Haven't you reserved any blessing for of grain and new wine. but the hands are him. "Come here. my son. "your firstborn." son?" 38 30 After Isaac finished blessing him and Esau said to his father. and may the sons of your relatives his servants. May those sustained him with grain and new wine. his brother Esau came in too. "I am. so that you may give me your blessing. Be lord over your him lord over you and have made all his brothers. from hunting. Isaac trembled violently and said. and he brought some 34 wine and he drank. he blessed him and said. "My son. and I have mother bow down to you. so that I may give you came and I blessed him-and indeed you my blessing. When Esau heard his father's words." 24 "Are you really my son Esau?" he 33 asked. bring me some and brought it to me? I ate it just before of your game to eat. 36 the smell of my son is like the smell of a Esau said." 23 He did not recognize him." Jacob brought it to he will be blessed!" him and he ate. "Ah. who curse you be cursed and those who So what can I possibly do for you. sit up and eat some of the hands of Esau. me?" 37 29 May nations serve you and peoples Isaac answered Esau. "I have made bow down to you. Esau. Then he said to ." he answered. "Who are Esau. and of earth's richness." my game. that hunted game 25 Then he said. and kiss me. "Bless me-me too. But he said. "Do you have Jacob had scarcely left his father's only one blessing. "Your brother came When Isaac caught the smell of his deceitfully and took your blessing. Jacob ? He has deceived me these two times: He took my birthright.the voice of Jacob. my bless you be blessed. so he blessed him. "My father." my father!" 35 27 So he went to him and kissed him. then. you?" "I am your son." he replied. "Your 31 He too prepared some tasty food and dwelling will be away from the earth's brought it to his father. 39 His father Isaac answered him. "Who was it. he burst out with a loud and bitter cry 26 Then his father Isaac said to him. my father? Bless me presence. my father!" Then Esau wept aloud." clothes. and said to his father. for his hands 32 were hairy like those of his brother His father Isaac asked him.

who was the mother of Jacob at once to my brother Laban in Haran. Then Rebekah said to Isaac. 45 and that when he blessed him he When your brother is no longer angry commanded him. He said to himself. blessed Jacob and had sent him to Paddan Aram to take a wife from there. then May he give you and your descendants I will kill my brother Jacob. he went to Paddan Aram. from Canaanite women were to his father Hittite women like these. 5 "Your brother Esau is consoling himself Then Isaac sent Jacob on his way." the blessing given to Abraham. "I'm disgusted with living because of these 8 Hittite women. 2 richness. the brother of 43 Now then." May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers 41 Esau held a grudge against Jacob until you become a community of because of the blessing his father had peoples. from 40 You will live by the sword and you will among the daughters of Laban. and with the thought of killing you. in addition to the wives he already had. "Do not marry a with you and forgets what you did to Canaanite woman. blessed him and commanded him: "Do not marry a Canaanite woman. I'll send word for you to come back from there. If Jacob takes a wife from Esau then realized how displeasing the among the women of this land. But when you grow mother's brother. restless. Why should I lose both of 7 you in one day?" and that Jacob had obeyed his father and mother and had gone to Paddan 46 Aram. my life will not Isaac." her younger son Jacob and said to him. to the above." 9 so he went to Ishmael and married Mahalath. "The days 4 of mourning for my father are near. and Esau. the sister of Nebaioth and 28So Isaac called for Jacob and daughter of Ishmael son of Abraham. my son. so that you may take possession of the land 42 When Rebekah was told what her where you now live as an alien. do what I say: Flee Rebekah. you will throw his yoke from off 3 your neck. be worth living. . the land older son Esau had said. house of your mother's father Bethuel. your serve your brother. she sent for God gave to Abraham." him. to Laban son of Bethuel the Aramean. Take a wife for yourself there. 6 44 Stay with him for a while until your Now Esau learned that Isaac had brother's fury subsides. given him. away from the dew of heaven Go at once to Paddan Aram.

then the Lord will be my God 13 There above it stood the Lord . until I have done what I have promised 3 you. stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top 11 When he reached a certain place.10 18 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Early the next morning Jacob took the Haran. The stone over the mouth of back to this land. stopped for the night because the sun 19 had set. 17 He was afraid and said. water the sheep. and I will bring you that well. will be blessed through you and your 2 offspring. sleep. 20 Then Jacob made a vow." land on which you are lying. the God of your 22 and this stone that I have set up as a father Abraham and the God of Isaac." from Haran. He called that place Bethel. "How 4 awesome is this place! This is none Jacob asked the shepherds. to the north journey and came to the land of the and to the south. the shepherds would roll the 16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep. where are you from?" "We're gate of heaven." the stone to its place over the mouth of the well. Then they would return and I was not aware of it. with three flocks of sheep lying near it 15 I am with you and will watch over you because the flocks were watered from wherever you go. and the angels of give me food to eat and clothes to wear God were ascending and descending on it." When all the flocks were gathered there. this is the brothers. All peoples on earth eastern peoples. and he said: "I am the Lord . I pillar will be God's house. There he saw a well in the field. with its top me on this journey I am taking and will reaching to heaven. he of it. "My other than the house of God. and you will spread out to 29Then Jacob continued on his the west and to the east." they replied. Taking one of the stones there. "Surely the Lord is in this place. I will not leave you the well was large. 14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth. he stone away from the well's mouth and thought. . saying. 21 so that I return safely to my father's house. and of all that will give you and your descendants the you give me I will give you a tenth. though the he put it under his head and lay down to city used to be called Luz. "If 12 He had a dream in which he saw a God will be with me and will watch over stairway resting on the earth.

for Rachel. My time is completed. and the pasture." for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be. his sister's son. to his daughter as her maidservant. Now Laban had two daughters. He embraced him and and Jacob lay with her. "the sun is still high. but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her. Then we will water the sheep. but Rachel was flocks are gathered and the stone has lovely in form. Then Laban said to him. "Give me my wife. "Is he well?" Laban said to him. 11 Then Jacob kissed Rachel and began to weep aloud." Laban's sheep. he took his about Jacob. "You are my Nahor's grandson?" "Yes. 13 As soon as Laban heard the news 23 But when evening came. his mother's brother." After Jacob had they answered.5 14 He said to them. return for your younger daughter Rachel came with her father's sheep. "until all the Leah had weak eyes." they replied. So she ran and told her 22 So Laban brought together all the father. he is. Rachel." she was a shepherdess. been rolled away from the mouth of the well. people of the place and gave a feast. and I 12 He had told Rachel that he was a want to lie with her. "Just because you "Yes. should you work his daughter Rachel with the sheep. 21 Then Jacob said to Laban. "It's better that I give her to 10 When Jacob saw Rachel daughter of you than to some other man. he went over and rolled the stone away from the mouth of the 20 So Jacob served seven years to get well and watered his uncle's sheep. and beautiful. he hurried daughter Leah and gave her to Jacob. "I'll work for you seven years in 9 While he was still talking with them." they said. and there Jacob told him all these 24 And Laban gave his servant girl Zilpah things. stayed with him for a whole month." own flesh and blood. the Water the sheep and take them back to name of the older was Leah. 8 17 "We can't. "Do you know Laban. it 16 is not time for the flocks to be gathered." 7 "Look. Stay here Laban." he said. . "and here comes are a relative of mine. kissed him and brought him to his home. to meet him. 19 Laban said. 6 15 Then Jacob asked them. and with me." relative of her father and a son of Rebekah. we know him." name of the younger was Rachel." 18 Jacob was in love with Rachel and said.

gave birth to a son she said. Then she stopped having marriage before the older one. then we will give you the younger one also. he 7 Rachel's servant Bilhah conceived gave me this one too. for him a son." So she named him here to give the younger daughter in Judah. So she 28 And Jacob did so. Sleep with her so that she worked for Laban another seven years." Because of this she 33 She conceived again. And he maidservant. 2 Jacob became angry with her and said. and when she named him Dan. She named him Reuben. "Because the Lord heard that I am not loved. didn't I? Why have you deceived me?" 35 She conceived again. "Now at . can bear children for me and that through her I too can build a family. there was Leah! last my husband will become attached So Jacob said to Laban. "God has vindicated love me now. and he 3 Then she said. who has kept his daughter Rachel as her maidservant. 27 Finish this daughter's bridal week. or I'll week with Leah. he has listened to my plea and given me a son." So she named again and bore Jacob a second son. but Rachel 4 So she gave him her servant Bilhah as was barren. "What is this to me. my loved Rachel more than Leah. 34 Again she conceived. "This time I 26 Laban replied. she said. "Give me children. and when she gave birth to a son she said. him Simeon." 31 When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved. he opened her womb." 30When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children. children. "Here is Bilhah. Jacob slept with her. Rachel. "It is not our custom will praise the Lord . "It is because the Lord has seen my misery. she became jealous of her sister. He finished the said to Jacob. in return for another seven years of work. Surely my husband will 6 Then Rachel said. 32 Leah became pregnant and gave birth 5 and she became pregnant and bore to a son. 29 Laban gave his servant girl Bilhah to "Am I in the place of God." So he was named Levi.25 When morning came. you from having children?" 30 Jacob lay with Rachel also. and then Laban gave die!" him his daughter Rachel to be his wife." me. because I have borne him three you have done to me? I served you for sons. a wife. and when she gave birth to a son she said.

"How happy I am! The 22 women will call me happy. "he can sleep homeland. "You must sleep with me. So she named him Gad. Some time later she gave birth to a daughter and named her Dinah. that you took away my husband? Will Jacob said to Laban. he named him Asher. listened to her and opened her womb. "God has rewarded 9 When Leah saw that she had stopped me for giving my maidservant to my having children. Leah went out to meet I've done for you." 26 Give me my wives and children." pregnant and bore Jacob a fifth son." Rachel said." So she Then God remembered Rachel." So he slept with her that favor in your eyes. for whom I have served you. 19 Leah conceived again and bore Jacob a sixth son. with you tonight in return for your son's mandrakes." "May the Lord add to me another son." So she named him Zebulun. 10 Leah's servant Zilpah bore Jacob a son. This time my 11 Then Leah said. and I have won. "I have hired you with my son's 27 But Laban said to him. You know how much work that evening." 15 But she said to her. 13 Then Leah said. because I have borne him six sons. and I will be 16 So when Jacob came in from the fields on my way. Reuben went She became pregnant and gave birth out into the fields and found some to a son and said. and she became struggle with my sister." she said." . "I have had a great God listened to Leah. "God has presented me with a precious gift. and said. learned by divination that the Lord has blessed me because of you." So she named him Issachar. "Send me on my you take my son's mandrakes too?" way so I can go back to my own "Very well. "What good fortune!" husband will treat me with honor. 20 Then Leah said. "Wasn't it enough 25 After Rachel gave birth to Joseph." his mother Leah. please stay. "God has taken away mandrake plants. "If I have found mandrakes. Rachel said to Leah. which he brought to my disgrace. 14 23 During wheat harvest. I have night." him. So she named him Naphtali.8 17 Then Rachel said. mandrakes. "Please give me some of your son's 24 She named him Joseph. she took her husband. 12 Leah's servant Zilpah bore Jacob a 21 second son. 18 Then Leah said. maidservant Zilpah and gave her to Jacob as a wife.

but made the rest face goat. he would not place them there." between himself and Jacob. however. Jacob. now. would be directly in front of the flocks "Don't give me anything. 34 "Agreed. while Jacob continued to tend the rest of Laban's 29 Jacob said to him. and camels and donkeys. Jacob would place the branches colored. the streaked and dark-colored animals that belonged to Laban. every dark-colored Jacob set apart the young of the flock lamb and every spotted or speckled by themselves. Any goat in 41 my possession that is not speckled or Whenever the stronger females were spotted. and I Then he put a three-day journey will pay them." Jacob replied. "Let it be as you 42 have said. And they bore young that were streaked 32 Let me go through all your flocks today or speckled or spotted. will be considered stolen.28 36 He added. so that they 31 "What shall I give you?" he asked. They will be my wages. and remove from them every speckled 40 or spotted sheep. But white inner wood of the branches. or any lamb that is not dark. and maidservants and sons. and the Lord has by peeling the bark and exposing the blessed you wherever I have been. almond and plane 30 The little you had before I came has trees and made white stripes on them increased greatly. I flocks were in heat and came to drink. have worked for you and how your 37 livestock has fared under my care." said Laban. when may I do something for my 38 own household?" Then he placed the peeled branches in all the watering troughs. . So the weak 35 That same day he removed all the animals went to Laban and the strong male goats that were streaked or ones to Jacob. When the "But if you will do this one thing for me. prosperous and came to own large and he placed them in the care of his flocks. "Name your wages. "You know how I flocks. will go on tending your flocks and 39 watching over them: they mated in front of the branches. spotted. and all the speckled or spotted 43 female goats (all that had white on In this way the man grew exceedingly them) and all the dark-colored lambs. whenever you check on the put them with Laban's animals. menservants." but if the animals were weak. when they came to drink. Thus he made 33 And my honesty will testify for me in separate flocks for himself and did not the future. in heat. wages you have paid me. took fresh-cut branches from poplar." in the troughs in front of the animals so they would mate near the branches.

"I see that your 14 father's attitude toward me is not what it Then Rachel and Leah replied. for I have to the land of your fathers and to your seen all that Laban has been doing to relatives. and if he said. to go to his father Isaac in the land of Canaan. along with all the goods he had livestock and has given them to me. However. 18 and he drove all his livestock ahead of 9 So God has taken away your father's him. 10 "In breeding season I once had a 31Jacob heard that Laban's sons dream in which I looked up and saw that the male goats mating with the flock were saying. "Go back streaked. 7 yet your father has cheated me by 16 changing my wages ten times. speckled or spotted. 13 4 So Jacob sent word to Rachel and I am the God of Bethel." If he said.' 2 And Jacob noticed that Laban's attitude 12 toward him was not what it had been. 19 When Laban had gone to shear his sheep.' I answered. 'The speckled ones will be your wages. our father's estate? 15 6 You know that I've worked for your Does he not regard us as foreigners? father with all my strength. "Do we was before.' then all the flocks gave 17 birth to speckled young. where you Leah to come out to the fields where his anointed a pillar and where you made a flocks were. then all the flocks bore streaked young. 'Look up and see that all the male goats mating with the flock are 3 Then the Lord said to Jacob. away from our father belongs to us and our children. Now leave this land at once and go back to your native land. but he has used up what was paid for us.' " 5 He said to them. and I will be with you. 'Jacob. Then Jacob put his children and his 'The streaked ones will be your wages. ." The angel of God said to me in the dream." you. "Jacob has taken everything our father owned and has were streaked. Rachel stole her father's household gods. Surely all the wealth that God took God has not allowed him to harm me. So do whatever God has 8 told you. but the God of my father still have any share in the inheritance of has been with me.' wives on camels. gained all this wealth from what 11 belonged to our father. And he said. vow to me. accumulated in Paddan Aram. speckled or spotted. 'Here I am. Not only has he sold us.

' running away. "What is my crime?" he asked grandchildren and my daughters good. You have done a foolish thing. "I was afraid. him. but he found nothing. So Laban went into Jacob's tent and either good or bad. In the presence caught up with him in the hill country of of our relatives. 23 32 Taking his relatives with him. he But if you find anyone who has your pursued Jacob for seven days and gods. 35 Rachel said to her father. 30 Now you have gone off because you 21 So he fled with all he had." Now Jacob did not 24 Then God came to Laban the Aramean know that Rachel had stolen the gods. he country of Gilead when Laban overtook entered Rachel's tent. 25 Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill After he came out of Leah's tent. and Laban and his relatives 34 camped there too. Aramean by not telling him he was either good or bad. "What sin have I committed that by. he headed for the hill But why did you steal my gods?" country of Gilead. so I your presence. Laban you done? You've deceived me. crossing the River. Laban. you hunt me down? 37 29 I have the power to harm you. Jacob deceived Laban the 'Be careful not to say anything to Jacob. daughters away from me by force. "What have saddle and was sitting on them. 22 On the third day Laban was told that because I thought you would take your Jacob had fled." could send you away with joy and So he searched but could not find the singing to the music of tambourines and household gods. what have you found that . "Be 33 careful not to say anything to Jacob. he shall not live. harps? 36 Jacob was angry and took Laban to 28 You didn't even let me kiss my task. take it. see for yourself whether Gilead. my lord. in a dream at night and said to him. there is anything of yours here with me. but last Now that you have searched through night the God of your father said to me. 31 Jacob answered Laban.20 Moreover. I'm having my period. that I cannot stand up in deceive me? Why didn't you tell me. and longed to return to your father's house. "Don't be 27 Why did you run off secretly and angry. all my goods." into Leah's tent and into the tent of the two maidservants. and searched through everything in the tent you've carried off my daughters like but found nothing. and if so. captives in war. Now Rachel had taken the household gods and put them inside her camel's 26 Then Laban said to Jacob.

that I will not go past this 43 Laban answered Jacob. and six years for your flocks. changed my wages ten times. the children are my you will not go past this heap and pillar children. All you see is mine. the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac. you and me when we are away from each other. Yet what can I do today about these daughters of mine. "This heap is a witness whatever was stolen by day or night." So Jacob took an oath in 44 Come now. "Here is this been with me." So they took stones and piled now. 41 It was like this for the twenty years I was in your household. the God of their father. and let it serve as a witness between us. and a pillar. beasts." 52 This heap is a witness. had not 51 Laban also said to Jacob." That is why it was called Galeed. because he cold at night. and I. and you even though no one is with us. And you demanded payment from me for 48 Laban said. between you and me today. "May the Lord keep watch between eyes. let's make a covenant. and 39 I did not bring you animals torn by wild Jacob called it Galeed. let them judge between the two of us. "Gather some 38 "I have been with you for twenty years stones. I bore the loss myself. and this pillar is a witness. judge between us. "The women heap to your side to harm you and that are my daughters. and here is this pillar I have set up sent me away empty-handed. and sleep fled from my said." 54 He offered a sacrifice there in the hill country and invited his relatives to a . nor have I eaten rams from the heap. 45 belongs to your household? Put it here So Jacob took a stone and set it up as in front of your relatives and mine. to my side to harm me. But God between you and me. you would surely have heap. 40 This was my situation: The heat consumed me in the daytime and the 49 It was also called Mizpah. remember that God is a witness between you and me. or 53 May the God of Abraham and the God about the children they have borne? of Nahor. and the flocks are my flocks. and last night he rebuked you. 46 He said to his relatives. Your sheep and goats have not them in a heap. you the name of the Fear of his father Isaac. 47 Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha. and they ate there by miscarried." 42 If the God of my father. has seen my hardship and the toil of my hands. I worked for you 50 If you mistreat my daughters or if you fourteen years for your two daughters take any wives besides my daughters. your flocks.

from the hand of my Jacob sent messengers ahead of him brother Esau. 13 5 He spent the night there. one group. sheep and what he had with him he selected a gift goats.' 32Jacob also went on his way. I pray. mothers with their children. who said to me. each herd by itself. and now he is coming to 15 meet you.' " 14 two hundred female goats and twenty 6 male goats. I have been staying descendants like the sand of the sea.' " now. with Laban and have remained there till which cannot be counted. place Mahanaim. for his brother Esau: Now I am sending this message to my lord. Then he left and returned father Abraham. 'I will surely make are to say to my master Esau: 'Your you prosper and will make your servant Jacob says. menservants and maidservants. Jacob." . with him. 'Go back to your country and your relatives. "We went to your brother Esau. and twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys. 8 meal. "If Esau comes and attacks the night there. but now I have is the camp of God!" So he named that become two groups. O Lord . and four hundred men are thirty female camels with their young. 4 He instructed them: "This is what you 12 But you have said. "Go ahead of me. two hundred ewes and When the messengers returned to twenty rams. "O God of my blessed them. for I am afraid he will to his brother Esau in the land of Seir. they spent He thought." 55 Early the next morning Laban kissed 9 his grandchildren and his daughters and Then Jacob prayed. the group that is left may escape. and the flocks and herds and servants. and from I have cattle and donkeys. and keep some space between the herds. God of my father Isaac. he said." forty cows and ten bulls. home. and I will make you prosper. After they had eaten. and also the the country of Edom. "This crossed this Jordan. that I may find favor in your eyes. and said to camels as well. I had only my staff when I When Jacob saw them. his servants. and 10 I am unworthy of all the kindness and the angels of God met him. come and attack me. they said. 11 3 Save me. faithfulness you have shown your 2 servant. 7 In great fear and distress Jacob divided 16 the people who were with him into two He put them in the care of his groups.

"What is your name?" "Jacob. because the socket of two wives. so he divided the children among 24 Leah. when I see him." I am sending on ahead. later. "Let me go. he touched the socket of Jacob's hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man.' " For he saying. coming with his four hundred men. my name?" Then he blessed him there." where are you going. "I will not asks. perhaps he will receive me. the third and all the others who followed the 29 Jacob said. he sent over all his 33Jacob looked up and there was possessions. "Why do you ask Esau when you meet him.17 26 He instructed the one in the lead: Then the man said. Jabbok. and let you go unless you bless me." he answered. but he himself spent the night in the camp. "I will pacify him with these gifts face. for it is "When my brother Esau meets you and daybreak. but Israel. 18 then you are to say.' " you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome." 31 The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel. 2 He put the maidservants and their 25 children in front. 'They belong to your servant Jacob. his two maidservants and his Jacob's hip was touched near the eleven sons and crossed the ford of the tendon. Leah and her children When the man saw that he could not next. "It is because I saw God face to thought. 32 Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the tendon attached to the 22 That night Jacob got up and took his socket of the hip. Jacob is coming behind us. They are a gift sent 28 Then the man said. and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. So Jacob was left alone. and he was limping because of 21 So Jacob's gifts went on ahead of him. because behind us. 'To whom do you belong. Rachel and the two maidservants. his hip. "Please tell me your herds: "You are to say the same thing to name. 20 And be sure to say." 19 He also instructed the second." But he replied. and Rachel and Joseph in the rear. and who owns all these animals in front of you?' 27 The man asked him. 'Your servant 30 So Jacob called the place Peniel." But Jacob replied. and he is coming longer be Jacob. . 23 After he had sent them across the stream. "Your name will no to my lord Esau. and yet my life was spared. overpower him. Esau.

until I come to my lord in Seir." he said. yourself." of the children. 5 Then Esau looked up and saw the 14 women and children. Jacob. and they too bowed down. El Elohe Israel." "But why do that?" 7 Next." 6 Then the maidservants and their 15 children approached and bowed down. Esau There he set up an altar and called it accepted it. I'll accompany you. Jacob answered. gracious to me and I have all I need. "Who are these So let my lord go on ahead of his with you?" he asked. "My lord knows 4 But Esau ran to meet Jacob and that the children are tender and that I embraced him. For to see your face is like the city. while I move along slowly at the "They are the children God has pace of the droves before me and that graciously given your servant. 16 So that day Esau started on his way 8 Esau asked. That is my brother." approached his brother. went to Succoth. driven hard just one day." and Rachel. "If I have he arrived safely at the city of Shechem found favor in your eyes. where he built a place for himself and 9 But Esau said. Keep what you have for why the place is called Succoth. 13 But Jacob said to him. seeing the face of God. he threw his arms must care for the ewes and cows that around his neck and kissed him. "What do you mean by all back to Seir. For a hundred pieces of silver. Last of all came Joseph the eyes of my lord. servant. "I already have plenty. however. now that you 19 have received me favorably. 10 "No. these droves I met?" "To find favor in 17 your eyes. "Then let me leave some of my men with you. for God has been where he pitched his tent.3 12 He himself went on ahead and bowed Then Esau said. please!" said Jacob. And are nursing their young. Leah and her children came and Jacob asked. the plot of ground brought to you. he bought from the sons of Hamor. Esau said. "Just let me find favor in bowed down. accept this gift in Canaan and camped within sight of from me. my lord." 20 And because Jacob insisted. If they are they wept. made shelters for his livestock. "Let us be on our down to the ground seven times as he way. ." 18 After Jacob came from Paddan Aram. the 11 Please accept the present that was father of Shechem. all the animals will die.

19 The young man. "We can't do such a thing. 13 "Get me this girl as my wife. who was the most honored of all his father's household. Jacob's sons replied deceitfully 5 as they spoke to Shechem and his When Jacob heard that his daughter father Hamor. the land is 34Now Dinah. 12 3 His heart was drawn to Dinah daughter Make the price for the bride and the of Jacob." Because their sister Dinah had been defiled. went out to visit the women of the land. his sons were in the fields with his livestock. They were filled with grief and fury. to talk with Jacob. and I will give you whatever you took her and violated her. They said to them." 4 And Shechem said to his father Hamor. saw her. Dinah had been defiled. 11 Then Shechem said to Dinah's father 2 When Shechem son of Hamor the and brothers. we can't give our sister to a man 6 who is not circumcised. should not be done." had borne to Jacob." 18 9 Intermarry with us. We'll settle among you and become one people with you. lost no time in doing what they said. 8 But Hamor said to them. Live in it. the ruler of that area. give us your Their proposal seemed good to Hamor daughters and take our daughters for and his son Shechem. Only give me the girl as my wife. and acquire property in it. the daughter Leah open to you. Please give her to him as his circumcised. and he loved the girl and gift I am to bring as great as you like. he eyes. had happened. . yourselves. because Shechem had 16 done a disgraceful thing in Israel by Then we will give you our daughters lying with Jacob's daughter-a thing that and take your daughters for ourselves. we'll take our sister and wife. trade in it. go. spoke tenderly to her. so he kept 14 quiet about it until they came home. That would be a Then Shechem's father Hamor went out disgrace to us. "Let me find favor in your Hivite. and I'll pay whatever you ask me. "My son 17 Shechem has his heart set on your But if you will not agree to be daughter. ask. 10 You can settle among us. 15 7 We will give our consent to you on one Now Jacob's sons had come in from condition only: that you become like us the fields as soon as they heard what by circumcising all your males.

donkeys and everything else of theirs in the city and out in the fields. 21 "These men are friendly toward us. 3 Then come. 2 So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him. and every male in the city was circumcised. and build an altar there to God." 30 they said. 20 So Hamor and his son Shechem went 29 to the gate of their city to speak to their They carried off all their wealth and all fellow townsmen. "Get rid of the 25 Three days later. "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?" 23 Won't their livestock." Shechem. "Let them live in our land and Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi. Dinah's brothers. taking as plunder everything in the houses. trade in it. We are few in number. and their sister had been defiled. Jacob buried them under the oak at Shechem. where I will build an altar to God. and they will settle among us. and Perizzites. their women and children. have gone. while all of them were foreign gods you have with you. the land has plenty of room "You have brought trouble on me by for them. . their property and all their other animals become ours? So let us give our consent to them. swords and attacked the unsuspecting city." 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the 4 So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods dead bodies and looted the city where they had and the rings in their ears. who 26 They put Hamor and his son Shechem answered me in the day of my distress to the sword and took Dinah from and who has been with me wherever I Shechem's house and left. the people living in this land." our males be circumcised. killing every male. took their clothes. Simeon purify yourselves and change your and Levi. and still in pain. But they replied. I as one people only on the condition that and my household will be destroyed. who appeared to you 24 All the men who went out of the city when you were fleeing from your brother gate agreed with Hamor and his son Esau. We can marry their daughters making me a stench to the Canaanites and they can marry ours. "Go up to Bethel and settle there. and if they 22 But the men will consent to live with us join forces against me and attack me. let us go up to Bethel." 35Then God said to Jacob. 28 because he was delighted with Jacob's They seized their flocks and herds and daughter. as they 31 themselves are. two of Jacob's sons.

14 Jacob set up a stone pillar at the place 25 The sons of Rachel's maidservant where God had talked with him. Rebekah's nurse. he also poured oil on it. 10 God said to him. Rachel began to give birth and Canaan. son. . and kings father's concubine Bilhah. "I am God Almighty . his father named him Benjamin. 11 And God said to him. for you have another when he was fleeing from his brother. Bethlehem). because it was in childbirth. there that God revealed himself to him "Don't be afraid. Simeon.5 15 Then they set out. Jacob had twelve sons: 12 The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac 23 The sons of Leah: Reuben the firstborn I also give to you. and Israel will come from your body. Bethel) in the land of Ephrath. God appeared to him again and way to Ephrath (that is. number. 13 Then God went up from him at the 24 The sons of Rachel: Joseph and place where he had talked with him. A nation and a community of Reuben went in and slept with his nations will come from you. had great difficulty. and I will give this of Jacob. be fruitful and increase in 22 While Israel was living in that region. 7 17 There he built an altar. 16 Then they moved on from Bethel. died As she breathed her last-for she was and was buried under the oak below dying-she named her son Ben-Oni." 8 18 Now Deborah. 6 Jacob and all the people with him came While they were still some distance from to Luz (that is. Issachar land to your descendants after you. and the terror of God Jacob called the place where God had fell upon the towns all around them so talked with him Bethel. blessed him. poured out a drink offering on it. tomb. Benjamin. 21 Israel moved on again and pitched his tent beyond Migdal Eder. 20 Over her tomb Jacob set up a pillar. and he Bilhah: Dan and Naphtali. the midwife said to her. 9 19 After Jacob returned from Paddan So Rachel died and was buried on the Aram. that no one pursued them. heard of it. Levi. But Bethel. and to this day that pillar marks Rachel's but you will no longer be called Jacob. " So he named him Israel. your name will be Israel. Judah." and Zebulun. "Your name is Jacob. and he called And as she was having great difficulty the place El Bethel. So it was named Allon Bacuth.

And his sons Esau and Jacob 10 These are the names of Esau's sons: buried him. The sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah daughter of Anah and granddaughter of 5 and Oholibamah bore Jeush. These were the sons of Jalam and Korah. Gatam and Kenaz. 15 These were the chiefs among Esau's 6 Esau took his wives and sons and descendants: The sons of Eliphaz the daughters and all the members of his firstborn of Esau: Chiefs Teman. was gathered to his people. These were grandsons of Hivite. near Kiriath Arba (that is. Esau. Edom) settled in the 28 Isaac lived a hundred and eighty hill country of Seir. who were born to him in Jacob. Zerah. years. where Abraham and Isaac had them both because of their livestock. 9 This is the account of Esau the father of 29 Then he breathed his last and died and the Edomites in the hill country of Seir. 13 3 also Basemath daughter of Ishmael and The sons of Reuel: Nahath. they were staying could not support Hebron). Esau's wife Adah.26 The sons of Leah's maidservant he had acquired in Canaan. the son of Esau's wife Adah. The sons of Eliphaz: Teman. household. and Reuel. and Oholibamah daughter of concubine named Timna. sister of Nebaioth. Jalam Zibeon. Omar. the land where in Mamre. old and full of years. 8 So Esau (that is. all his other animals and all the goods . 7 Their possessions were too great for 27 Jacob came home to his father Isaac them to remain together. 36This is the account of Esau (that 11 is. Shammah and Mizzah. Zepho. as well as his livestock and Zepho. who were born to him in Canaan. the son of Esau's wife Basemath. These were grandsons of Esau's wife Basemath. 4 Adah bore Eliphaz to Esau. Edom). Kenaz. whom she bore to Esau: Jeush. Omar. stayed. Paddan Aram. 2 Esau took his wives from the women of 12 Canaan: Adah daughter of Elon the Esau's son Eliphaz also had a Hittite. who bore him Anah and granddaughter of Zibeon the Amalek. Basemath 14 bore Reuel. These were the to a land some distance from his brother sons of Jacob. and Korah. Eliphaz. and moved Zilpah: Gad and Asher.

Zibeon. in the land of Seir. king. 20 These were the sons of Seir the Horite. 26 The sons of Dishon : Hemdan. Ezer and Dishan. Masrekah succeeded him as king. 29 These were the Horite chiefs: Lotan. 28 The sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran. His city was named Dinhabah. This is the Anah who discovered the hot springs in the desert while he was 37 When Samlah died. Shobal. These The sons of Ezer: Bilhan. 33 When Bela died. His city . Ezer and Dishan. in Edom. Bedad. succeeded him as 23 The sons of Shobal: Alvan. according to their 18 The sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah: divisions. Jobab son of Zerah who were living in the region: Lotan. 32 Bela son of Beor became king of Edom). These were the chiefs descended from Shobal. Hadad succeeded him as king.16 27 Korah. Ithran and Keran. and these were their chiefs. Edom before any Israelite king reigned : 19 These were the sons of Esau (that is. 17 The sons of Esau's son Reuel: Chiefs Nahath. Zibeon. 35 When Husham died. Shammah and Mizzah. Eshban. 22 The sons of Lotan: Hori and Homam. Ebal. 34 21 When Jobab died. Chiefs Jeush. Edom. 39 When Baal-Hanan son of Acbor died. Shepho and Onam. Reuel in Edom. Zerah. Gatam and Amalek. king. These sons land of the Temanites succeeded him as of Seir in Edom were Horite chiefs. These were the Horite chiefs. Anah. Shaul from grazing the donkeys of his father Rehoboth on the river succeeded him as Zibeon. they were grandsons of Adah. Acbor succeeded him as king. Husham from the Dishon. 30 Dishon. who defeated Midian in the country of Moab. Jalam and Korah. from Bozrah succeeded him as king. Anah. His city was named Avith. Zaavan and were the chiefs descended from Eliphaz Akan. Samlah from 24 The sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah. Baal-Hanan son of Oholibamah daughter of Anah. Manahath. These were the chiefs descended from Esau's 31 These were the kings who reigned in wife Oholibamah daughter of Anah. king. they were grandsons of Esau's wife Basemath. 36 When Hadad died. 25 The children of Anah: Dishon and 38 When Shaul died. Hadad son of Timna was Lotan's sister.

and his wife's name He said to them. These were the said. Jetheth. "Listen. the sons of actually come and bow down to the Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah. and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were 37Jacob lived in the land where his bowing down to me. replied. sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it." "Very well." father had stayed. because he had been 12 Now his brothers had gone to graze born to him in his old age. flocks. the had: daughter of Me-Zahab. they flocks near Shechem. Alvah. his father rebuked him and 2 This is the account of Jacob. to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?" And they hated him all the more 43 because of his dream and what he had Magdiel and Iram. according to their clans rose and stood upright. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons. and he brought their father a bad report about them." 41 Oholibamah. "As you When his brothers saw that their father know." he word to him. his ground before you?" father's wives. Come. and when he told 14 So he said to him. "What is this dream you had? Will young man of seventeen. was tending your mother and I and your brothers the flocks with his brothers. while your and regions: Timna. Elah. Joseph. Mibzar. Teman. and he made their father's flocks near Shechem. "Listen to this dream I was Mehetabel daughter of Matred. 9 This was Esau the father of the Then he had another dream. 13 4 and Israel said to Joseph. and he Edomites. Pinon. a said. 11 His brothers were jealous of him. but his father kept the matter in mind. told it to his brothers. "Do you intend 42 Kenaz. your brothers are grazing the loved him more than any of them. 6 was named Pau. according to their settlements in the land they occupied. I am going hated him and could not speak a kind to send you to them. the land of Canaan." ." he said. a richly ornamented robe for him. "Go and see if all is it to his brothers. chiefs of Edom. and bring word back to me. 5 Joseph had a dream. by name. 10 When he told his father as well as his brothers. 8 His brothers said to him. 7 We were binding sheaves of grain out 40 These were the chiefs descended from in the field when suddenly my sheaf Esau. they hated him all the well with your brothers and with the more. "I had another dream.

"We found this. who took him to Egypt. his brothers pulled Joseph up 19 "Here comes that dreamer!" they said out of the cistern and sold him for twenty to each other. and they were on their way brothers. "I heard them say. Can you tell me where they to take them down to Egypt. but don't slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe lay a hand on him. and not lay our hands on him. let's kill him and throw him 29 into one of these cisterns and say that a When Reuben returned to the cistern ferocious animal devoured him. let's sell him to the Ishmaelites Dothan. They took the ornamented robe back to their father and said. When Joseph arrived at the cistern." he said. he we'll see what comes of his dreams. Shechem. "What will 17 "They have moved on from here. our own flesh and 18 But they saw him in the distance. rescue him from their hands. 30 21 When Reuben heard this. 15 25 a man found him wandering around in As they sat down to eat their meal." tore his clothes. they plotted to 28 kill him. Throw him into Then they got Joseph's robe. he tried to He went back to his brothers and said. there was no water in it. shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites. this cistern here in the desert. balm 16 He replied. are grazing their flocks?" 26 Judah said to his brothers. Now the cistern was empty. Their camels were loaded with spices. rescue him from them and take him 32 back to his father. "What are you they looked up and saw a caravan of looking for?" Ishmaelites coming from Gilead. after all. Examine it to see whether it is your they stripped him of his robe-the richly son's robe." ornamented robe he was wearing- . 20 "Come now. before he reached them." Reuben said this to in the blood. So when the Midianite merchants came by. now?" 31 22 "Don't shed any blood." the we gain if we kill our brother and cover man answered." His brothers agreed.' " So Joseph went after 27 his brothers and found them near Come. and blood. 'Let's up his blood? go to Dothan. 23 So when Joseph came to his brothers. Then and saw that Joseph was not there. "I'm looking for my and myrrh. he is our brother. 24 Then he sent him off from the Valley of and they took him and threw him into Hebron. the fields and asked him. "Let's not "The boy isn't there! Where can I turn take his life.

he went up 3 to Timnah. 36 10 Meanwhile. "Your father-in- a son and named him Onan. but he refused to be not be his. Joseph has surely been death. who was named Er. entrance to Enaim." 8 Then Judah said to Onan." So Tamar went to live in her father's house. torn to pieces. and then sat down at the 6 Judah got a wife for Er. the Midianites sold Joseph What he did was wicked in the Lord 's in Egypt to Potiphar. one of Pharaoh's sight. 11 Judah then said to his daughter-in-law Tamar. For she saw that. "He may die too." 35 9 All his sons and daughters came to But Onan knew that the offspring would comfort him. the married her and lay with her." the ground to keep from producing So his father wept for him. she gave birth to him. she had not been given to him as his wife. died. put on your brother's wife and fulfill your duty to sackcloth and mourned for his son many her as a brother-in-law to produce days." he said. he spilled his semen on will I go down to the grave to my son. 2 There Judah met the daughter of a 12 Canaanite man named Shua. so the Lord put him to devoured him. "No. "It is my But Er. the captain of the guard. though Shelah had now grown up.33 7 He recognized it and said. so whenever he lay with his comforted. covered herself with a veil to disguise herself. "Live as a widow in your father's 38At that time. the Adullamite went with him. "in mourning brother's wife." 5 She gave birth to still another son and named him Shelah. to Timnah. so he put him to death also. which is on the road and her name was Tamar. to the men who were she became pregnant and gave birth to shearing his sheep. law is on his way to Timnah to shear his sheep. When Judah had recovered from his grief. daughter of Shua. Judah left his house until my son Shelah grows up. Judah's firstborn. He After a long time Judah's wife. and his friend Hirah a son. officials. offspring for his brother. just brothers and went down to stay with a man of Adullam named Hirah. his firstborn." For he thought. It was at Kezib that 14 she took off her widow's clothes. . "Lie with 34 Then Jacob tore his clothes. like his brothers. offspring for your brother. was wicked in son's robe! Some ferocious animal has the Lord 's sight. 4 She conceived again and gave birth to 13 When Tamar was told.

his hasn't been any shrine prostitute here. "Let her keep what was a prostitute. 22 So he went back to Judah and said." 16 Not realizing that she was his 24 daughter-in-law. put out his hand. "This one came out first." And he did 19 After she left. I did send her this young goat. 27 When the time came for her to give 20 Meanwhile Judah sent the young goat birth. since I wouldn't give her to my son Shelah. by his friend the Adullamite in order to 28 get his pledge back from the woman." "Where is the shrine prostitute who was 29 beside the road at Enaim?" "There But when he drew back his hand. is how you have broken out!" And he was named Perez. "I it?" she asked. am pregnant by the man who owns these. 39Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. As she was giving birth. for she had covered she has." staff in your hand. and she said. laughingstock. she took off her veil and not sleep with her again." Judah said. and Judah recognized them and said. or we will become a her face. and the staff these are. "So this they said. let told. and as a result she give me to sleep with you?" she asked. but you didn't find her." she said. Potiphar. put on her widow's clothes again. there were twin boys in her womb. said. "I 30 didn't find her.' " was given the name Zerah. Besides. one of them but he did not find her. the men who Then his brother." she answered. And she added. came out and he shrine prostitute here. "Will you give me As she was being brought out. is now pregnant. who had the scarlet lived there said. he thought she Then Judah said. "She she became pregnant by him. an Egyptian . she something as a pledge until you send sent a message to her father-in-law. "Your daughter-in-law Tamar is me sleep with you. "See if 18 He said. he went over to her by About three months later Judah was the roadside and said. "Bring her out and have her burned to death!" 17 "I'll send you a young goat from my 25 flock. So he 26 gave them to her and slept with her. "What pledge should I give you recognize whose seal and cord and you?" "Your seal and its cord. is more righteous than I. so the midwife took a scarlet thread and tied it on his wrist and 21 He asked the men who lived there." brother came out. After all." "And what will you guilty of prostitution. 'There hasn't been any thread on his wrist.15 23 When Judah saw her." he said. "Come now.

and he lived in the house of And though she spoke to Joseph day his Egyptian master. house. he did not concern himself with anything 15 When he heard me scream for help. "this Hebrew the field. he refused to go to bed with her or even be with her. "my master does not concern me to make sport of me. and he "Come to bed with me!" But he left his entrusted to his care everything he cloak in her hand and ran out of the owned. 3 When his master saw that the Lord was 11 with him and that the Lord gave him One day he went into the house to success in everything he did. 9 who was one of Pharaoh's officials. after day. 4 Joseph found favor in his eyes and 12 became his attendant. has been brought to us to make sport of us! He came in here to sleep with me. because you are there." she said to them. and none of the household servants was inside. he had. everything he owns he has entrusted to 18 But as soon as I screamed for help. 6 So he left in Joseph's care everything but I screamed. the No one is greater in this house than I captain of the guard. left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house. with me!" 17 Then she told him this story: "That 8 But he refused. cloak in her hand and had run out of the the Lord blessed the household of the house. The blessing of the Lord was on everything 14 she called her household servants. attend to his duties. "With me in charge." . "Come to bed master came home." 7 and after a while his master's wife took 16 She kept his cloak beside her until his notice of Joseph and said. in charge of his household. bought him from am. himself with anything in the house. Potiphar put him She caught him by his cloak and said. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?" 2 The Lord was with Joseph and he 10 prospered." he Hebrew slave you brought us came to told her. Now Joseph left his cloak beside me and ran out of was well-built and handsome. he my care. both in the house and in "Look. Potiphar had. he except the food he ate. with Joseph in charge. Egyptian because of Joseph. his wife. 5 13 From the time he put him in charge of When she saw that he had left his his household and of all that he owned. the house. My master has withheld nothing the Ishmaelites who had taken him from me except you.

and I 2 Pharaoh was angry with his two took the grapes." Joseph said to the captain of the guard. hand. and he was "but there is no one to interpret them. he saw that they were prisoners were confined. position. 20 6 Joseph's master took him and put him When Joseph came to them the next in prison. it blossomed." made responsible for all that was done Then Joseph said to them. and you will put Pharaoh's cup in his hand." 23 The warden paid no attention to 9 anything under Joseph's care. "Why are your faces so sad eyes of the prison warden.19 When his master heard the story his being held in prison-had a dream the wife told him. the king of Egypt. 7 So he asked Pharaoh's officials who 21 the Lord was with him. But while dejected. and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master. the chief cupbearer and the Pharaoh's cup and put the cup in his chief baker. the cupbearer As soon as it budded. He said to him. Joseph was there in the prison. and each dream had a slave treated me. just as you used to do when 5 you were his cupbearer. who were . saw a vine in front of me. 40Some time later. 10 and on the vine were three branches. interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams. squeezed them into officials." 12 3 and put them in custody in the house of "This is what it means. 13 4 The captain of the guard assigned them Within three days Pharaoh will lift up to Joseph. "In my dream I success in whatever he did. After your head and restore you to your they had been in custody for some time. today?" 22 8 So the warden put Joseph in charge of "We both had dreams. meaning of its own." he burned with anger. the place where the king's morning. and its clusters ripened into grapes. each of the two men-the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt. "Do not there. saying. "This is how your same night. he showed him were in custody with him in his master's kindness and granted him favor in the house. because So the chief cupbearer told Joseph his the Lord was with Joseph and gave him dream. "The three branches are three prison where Joseph was confined." they answered. and he attended them. all those held in the prison. in the same him. 11 Pharaoh's cup was in my hand. days.

the birds will eat away your flesh." Joseph said. "Today I am reminded of my Joseph had said to them in his shortcomings. "I too had a dream: On my head were three baskets of bread. baked goods for Pharaoh. healthy 18 and good. in a dungeon. and he imprisoned me and the remember Joseph. He lifted up the heads of the chief cupbearer and the chief baker in 8 the presence of his officials: In the morning his mind was troubled." 3 16 After them. Pharaoh told them He restored the chief cupbearer to his his dreams. came up out of the Nile and had given a favorable interpretation. and they have done nothing to deserve being put grazed among the reeds. seven other cows. Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing of this prison. cup into Pharaoh's hand. were growing on a single "This is what it means. 6 19 After them. and he gave a feast for all his Pharaoh woke up. 4 And the cows that were ugly and gaunt 17 ate up the seven sleek. he stood beside those on the riverbank." He fell asleep again and had a second dream: Seven heads of grain. 15 For I was forcibly carried off from the 2 when out of the river there came up land of the Hebrews. sleek and fat. he forgot him. seven other heads of grain Within three days Pharaoh will lift off sprouted-thin and scorched by the east your head and hang you on a tree. by the Nile. "The three baskets are three days. however. Then birthday. so that he once again put the them for him. ugly and When the chief baker saw that Joseph gaunt. but no one could interpret position. just as Pharaoh. full heads. mention me to Pharaoh and get me out 41When two full years had passed. so he sent for all the magicians and 21 wise men of Egypt. 10 23 Pharaoh was once angry with his The chief cupbearer.14 But when all goes well with you. did not servants. Then In the top basket were all kinds of Pharaoh woke up." 7 20 The thin heads of grain swallowed up Now the third day was Pharaoh's the seven healthy. it had been a dream. interpretation. stalk. said to Joseph. officials. but the birds were eating them out of the basket on 5 my head. fat cows. . And wind. 9 22 Then the chief cupbearer said to but he hanged the chief baker. remember me and show me kindness. and even here I seven cows.

" 23 After them. and so grazed among the reeds. But I me. giving each man looked just as ugly as before. "I had a magicians. The lean. no one We told him our dreams. a servant of the captain of the guard. hanged. and they up afterward are seven years. 12 Now a young Hebrew was there with 21 us. seven other heads 14 So Pharaoh sent for Joseph. growing on a my position. and the other man was single stalk." Joseph replied to same. they interpreted them for us. he came before Pharaoh." 26 The seven good cows are seven 17 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph. "The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the 16 "I cannot do it. and he sprouted-withered and thin and was quickly brought from the dungeon. God has revealed to Pharaoh Pharaoh. but none could explain it to dream. are the seven worthless heads of grain scorched by the east wind: They are seven years of famine. "but God will give Pharaoh the what he is about to do. full and good. answer he desires. night. ugly cows that came seven cows. same dream. ugly cows ate up the seven fat cows that came up first. and no one can interpret it. But even after they ate them. I had never seen such ugly cows in all the 11 Each of us had a dream the same land of Egypt. 24 The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads. "In my years. fat and sleek. scorched by the east wind. seven other cows came of the guard. 18 27 when out of the river there came up The seven lean. When he had shaved and changed his clothes. 13 22 And things turned out exactly as he "In my dreams I also saw seven heads interpreted them to us: I was restored to of grain. . I told this to the 15 Pharaoh said to Joseph. Then I the interpretation of his dream. it is one and the Nile. 19 chief baker in the house of the captain After them. up-scrawny and very ugly and lean." have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it." 25 Then Joseph said to Pharaoh. and he could tell that they had done so. and each dream had a meaning of 20 its own. woke up. and the seven good heads of dream I was standing on the bank of the grain are seven years.

to be kept in the cities for food. and men shouted over the land to take a fifth of the before him.28 38 "It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has So Pharaoh asked them." 46 Joseph was thirty years old when he 37 The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and entered the service of Pharaoh king of to all his officials. priest of years of famine that will come upon On. Egypt. You shall be in charge of my palace. 30 but seven years of famine will follow there is no one so discerning and wise them. so that the country may not be throughout the land of Egypt. Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph's finger. "Make way !" Thus he put harvest of Egypt during the seven years him in charge of the whole land of of abundance. And Joseph went out from . 33 "And now let Pharaoh look for a He dressed him in robes of fine linen discerning and wise man and put him in and put a gold chain around his neck. 41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph. charge of the land of Egypt. Then Pharaoh said to Joseph. one in whom is the spirit of God ?" 29 Seven years of great abundance are 39 coming throughout the land of Egypt. and all my people are to submit to your 31 The abundance in the land will not be orders. anyone like this man. And Joseph went Egypt. 43 He had him ride in a chariot as his 34 Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners second-in-command. Only with respect to the throne remembered. ruined by the famine. because the famine that will I be greater than you. but without your word no one store up the grain under the authority of will lift hand or foot in all Egypt." follows it will be so severe. 45 Pharaoh gave Joseph the name 36 This food should be held in reserve for Zaphenath-Paneah and gave him the country. and the famine will 40 ravage the land." has been firmly decided by God. 44 35 They should collect all the food of Then Pharaoh said to Joseph. to be used during the seven Asenath daughter of Potiphera. and 42 God will do it soon. "I am these good years that are coming and Pharaoh. will be forgotten. "Since God has made all this known to you. Then all the abundance in Egypt as you. "I hereby 32 The reason the dream was given to put you in charge of the whole land of Pharaoh in two forms is that the matter Egypt. to be his wife. Egypt." Pharaoh. "Can we find shown Pharaoh what he is about to do.

grain. the land of Canaan also. 56 Pharaoh's presence and traveled When the famine had spread over the throughout Egypt. 57 48 Joseph collected all the food produced And all the countries came to Egypt to in those seven years of abundance in buy grain from Joseph. 2 He continued. Joseph opened the storehouses and sold grain to the 47 During the seven years of abundance Egyptians. Joseph's brother. but in the people. 49 42When Jacob learned that there Joseph stored up huge quantities of was grain in Egypt. because the Egypt and stored it in the cities. for the famine was in Egypt came to an end. 55 When all Egypt began to feel the famine. he said to his sons. There was land. the one who sold grain to all its famine in all the other lands. "I have heard that there 50 Before the years of famine came. whole country." 4 But Jacob did not send Benjamin. throughout Egypt. city he put the food grown in the fields surrounding it. they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground. arrived. 54 and the seven years of famine began. like the sand of the sea. two is grain in Egypt. So when Joseph's brothers whole land of Egypt there was food. but he pretended to Egyptians. "It is because God has made come to him." 51 Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh 3 Then ten of Joseph's brothers went and said. In each famine was severe in all the world. with the others. it was so "Why do you just keep looking at each much that he stopped keeping records other?" because it was beyond measure. 6 Now Joseph was the governor of the just as Joseph had said. 52 The second son he named Ephraim because he was afraid that harm might and said. and not die. for the famine was severe the land produced plentifully." 5 So Israel's sons were among those who 53 The seven years of abundance in went to buy grain. "Go to Joseph and do what be a stranger and spoke harshly to he tells you. he food. "Where do you come from?" he . priest of On. me fruitful in the land of my suffering. Go down there and sons were born to Joseph by Asenath buy some for us. Then Pharaoh told all the recognized them. the people cried to Pharaoh for 7 As soon as Joseph saw his brothers." them. me forget all my trouble and all my father's household. "It is because God has made down to buy grain from Egypt. so that we may live daughter of Potiphera.

"You have come distress has come upon us." 10 "No. my lord. three days. "Surely we 11 We are all the sons of one man. "It is just as I told interpreter. servants have come to buy food. that's why this "No!" he said to them. 21 They said to one another. then as surely as them. replied. but then turned back and surely as Pharaoh lives. He had Simeon leave this place unless your youngest taken from them and bound before their brother comes here. Your are being punished because of our servants are honest men. let one of your brothers. After this was done for If you are not. listen! Now we must give an accounting who lives in the land of Canaan. the sons of one man. "From the land of Canaan. . We saw how distressed he was when he pleaded with us for his life. so that your words may be in his sack. you will not spoke to them again." 22 13 Reuben replied. "You are spies! 20 You have come to see where our land is But you must bring your youngest unprotected. they did not recognize him. while the rest of you go and take grain back for 9 Then he remembered his dreams about your starving households." brother to me. "to buy food. them and said to them. Pharaoh lives. since he was using an Joseph said to them. "Your This they proceeded to do. 16 Send one of your number to get your 25 Joseph gave orders to fill their bags brother." brother. not spies. 18 asked. The for his blood. "Your servants were sin against the boy? But you wouldn't twelve brothers." to see where our land is unprotected." youngest is now with our father. but 12 we would not listen. you: You are spies! 24 15 He turned away from them and began And this is how you will be tested: As to weep. "Didn't I tell you not to But they replied. and to give them provisions tested to see if you are telling the truth. and one is no more. you are spies!" 26 17 they loaded their grain on their And he put them all in custody for donkeys and left." 23 They did not realize that Joseph could 14 understand them. the rest of you will be kept in with grain. so that your words may be verified and that you may not die." "Do this and you will live. for their journey. Joseph said to them." they answered. for I fear God: 8 19 Although Joseph recognized his If you are honest men." they On the third day. to put each man's silver back prison. eyes. brothers stay here in prison.

If harm though we were spying on the land. his brother is dead spoke harshly to us and treated us as and he is the only one left. 'We are honest down to the grave in sorrow. 28 "My silver has been returned." he said Joseph is no more and Simeon is no to his brothers. 'This is how I will know little more food. youngest is now with our father in Canaan. "You have deprived me of my children. "Here it is in my sack.' " 5 35 But if you will not send him. they were the night one of them opened his sack frightened. "The man food for your starving households and warned us solemnly. and he saw his silver in the mouth of his sack.' 2 So when they had eaten all the grain they had brought from Egypt. and I will bring him back." men. "You may put both of my sons to death if I do 29 When they came to their father Jacob not bring him back to you. because the man said to us. we will not As they were emptying their sacks. They said. in the land. 38 But Jacob said. 'You will not see go. Entrust him to in the land of Canaan. we are not spies. Everything is against me!" each other trembling and said. 32 We were twelve brothers." that had happened to them. my face again unless your brother is with you. we will go down and buy food for brother back to you. there in each man's sack was his pouch 'You will not see my face again unless of silver! When they and their father saw your brother is with you. "What is this that God has done to us?" 37 Then Reuben said to his father. "My son will not go 30 "The man who is lord over the land down there with you. and now you want to take Their hearts sank and they turned to Benjamin." whether you are honest men: Leave one of your brothers here with me. Then I will give your us. their father 33 "Then the man who is lord over the said to them.27 At the place where they stopped for the money pouches. "Go back and buy us a land said to us. comes to him on the journey you are taking.' 34 But bring your youngest brother to me so I will know that you are not spies but 4 If you will send our brother along with honest men.' " ." more. and the the land. you will bring my gray head 31 But we said to him. to get feed for his donkey. and take 3 But Judah said to him. they told him all my care. and you can trade you. go down. 36 Their father Jacob said to them. One is no more. sons of one 43Now the famine was still severe in father.

"we came down here the first time to buy food. go at once. spices and myrrh. I will bear 18 Now the men were frightened when the blame before you all my life. him. they were taken to his house. "We were brought here 10 As it is. 15 'Is your father still living?' he asked us. As for me." it must be. "If us as slaves and take our donkeys. they are to eat with me at noon. simply answered his questions. of us found his silver-the exact weight-in the mouth of his sack.6 14 Israel asked. for you must return the silver that 21 But at the place where we stopped for was put back into the mouths of your the night we opened our sacks and each sacks. So we have 13 Take your brother also and go back to brought it back with us. if I am 7 They replied. some pistachio nuts and almonds. he said to the steward of his "Send the boy along with me and we will house. your brother down here'?" 16 When Joseph saw Benjamin with 8 Then Judah said to Israel his father. them. so that we and you and our slaughter an animal and prepare dinner. you The man did as Joseph told him and can hold me personally responsible for took the men to Joseph's house. If I do not bring him back to you and set him here before you. "Why did you bring this And may God Almighty grant you trouble on me by telling the man you mercy before the man so that he will let had another brother?" your other brother and Benjamin come back with you." they said. the man at once. Perhaps it was a mistake." into our sacks the first time. He wants to attack us and overpower us and seize 11 Then their father Israel said to them. 20 "Please. So the men took the gifts and double 'Do you have another brother?' We the amount of silver. and Benjamin also." closely about ourselves and our family. They thought. I am bereaved. sir. then do this: Put some of the 19 best products of the land in your bags So they went up to Joseph's steward and take them down to the man as a and spoke to him at the entrance to the gift-a little balm and a little honey." 9 17 I myself will guarantee his safety. children may live and not die. . 'Bring presented themselves to Joseph. "Take these men to my house. "The man questioned us bereaved. some house. 12 Take double the amount of silver with you. we because of the silver that was put back could have gone and returned twice. if we had not delayed. How They hurried down to Egypt and were we to know he would say.

27 44Now Joseph gave these He asked them how they were. Benjamin's portion was five times as much as anyone 26 When Joseph came home. has brothers by themselves. he came with us to buy food. his own mother's son. "God be gracious to you. 'Why private room and wept there. "Serve put our silver in our sacks. and they looked at each other in astonishment." Then he brought themselves." he said. not eat with Hebrews. for that is detestable to Egyptians. because they had heard When portions were served to them that they were to eat there. "Go brother. have you repaid good with evil? . We don't know who out and. from Joseph's table. in the low to pay him honor. brought into the house. "How is your aged father "Fill the men's sacks with as much food you told me about? Is he still living?" as they can carry. and when you for a place to weep. "Your servant our father is still alive and well." And he did 29 As he looked about and saw his as Joseph said. "Is this your youngest brother. the silver one. 24 The steward took the men into 33 Joseph's house. mouth of the youngest one's sack." the food." 23 32 "It's all right. the Your God.22 31 We have also brought additional silver After he had washed his face. 28 They replied. said. So they feasted and drank freely presented to him the gifts they had with him. the men were sent the one you told me about?" And he on their way with their donkeys. and put each man's silver in the mouth of his sack. They served him by himself. they else's. firstborn to the youngest. He went into his catch up with them. brother Benjamin. my son. and they bowed down before him to the ground. say to them. and the given you treasure in your sacks. from the their donkeys. I Egyptians who ate with him by received your silver. the God of your father. Joseph hurried out and looked after those men at once. "Don't be afraid. because Egyptians could Simeon out to them. he asked. said. 3 As morning dawned." 4 They had not gone far from the city 30 Deeply moved at the sight of his when Joseph said to his steward. gave them water to The men had been seated before him wash their feet and provided fodder for in the order of their ages. and instructions to the steward of his house: then he said." And they bowed 2 Then put my cup. along with the silver for his grain. controlling himself. 25 They prepared their gifts for Joseph's 34 arrival at noon.

beginning with the oldest and and he is the only one of his mother's ending with the youngest. "Far be it from me to would we steal silver or gold from your do such a thing! Only the man who was master's house? found to have the cup will become my slave. ." If any of your servants is found to have it. Then him down to me so I can see him for they all loaded their donkeys and myself. though you are equal to you say. he will die. the rest of you will be free from blame. His brother is dead. my lord. Do not be angry with "Very well. 22 14 And we said to my lord. and the rest of us will 18 become my lord's slaves.' they threw themselves to the ground before him. become my slave." We even brought back to you from the land of Canaan the silver we found 17 inside the mouths of our sacks. they tore their clothes." Then Judah went up to him and said: "Please. 'Bring At this. "What can we say? How can we 7 But they said to him.' " like me can find things out by divination?" 6 When he caught up with them. So why But Joseph said. 20 And we answered. Judah and his brothers came in. "let it be as your servant.' returned to the city." he said. and his father loves him. Whoever is found to have it will Pharaoh himself." 19 My lord asked his servants.5 15 Isn't this the cup my master drinks from Joseph said to them. "What can we say to my lord?" Judah replied. search. 'The boy Joseph was still in the house when cannot leave his father. if he leaves him. go back to your 9 father in peace. and there is a young son born to Then the steward proceeded to him in his old age. "What is this you and also uses for divination? This is a have done? Don't you know that a man wicked thing you have done. he 16 repeated these words to them. let your servant speak 10 a word to my lord. The rest of you. and his father will die. 'We have an aged 12 father. 21 13 "Then you said to your servants. then. And the cup sons left. "Why does my prove our innocence? God has lord say such things? Far be it from your uncovered your servants' guilt. We are servants to do anything like that! now my lord's slaves-we ourselves and the one who was found to have the 8 cup.' was found in Benjamin's sack. 'Do you 11 have a father or a brother?' Each of them quickly lowered his sack to the ground and opened it.

and I household heard about it. I said. 'If I do not famine in the land. if the boy is not with us when Then Joseph said to his brothers.' of the boy. 'Go back and my father. and let the boy return with his brothers. 6 32 Your servant guaranteed the boy's For two years now there has been safety to my father.' my presence!" So there was no one with Joseph when he made himself known to 27 "Your servant my father said to us. go. 'Unless "Now then. "Have everyone leave unless our youngest brother is with us. we told him what my lord had How can I go back to my father if the said. do not be distressed and do die. boy is not with me? No! Do not let me see the misery that would come upon 25 "Then our father said." When they had if my father." And I have not seen him since.' 26 But we said. said. my father. and Pharaoh's 28 One of them went away from me. I will bear the years there will not be plowing and blame before you. 2 And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him. 4 30 "So now. "I am your brother up with the boy's life. you will not see my face again. "He has surely been torn to pieces.' presence. his brothers. Your servants will bring the gray not be angry with yourselves for selling head of our father down to the grave in me here. because it was to save lives sorrow. and for the next five bring him back to you. 3 Joseph said to his brothers.23 33 But you told your servants. he will And now. 24 When we went back to your servant 34 my father. whose life is closely bound done so. We cannot see the man's face and he cried out. all my life!' reaping. "I am Joseph! Is my father still living?" But his 29 If you take this one from me too and brothers were not able to answer him. you will bring my because they were terrified at his gray head down to the grave in misery." buy a little more food. please let your servant your youngest brother comes down with remain here as my lord's slave in place you. I go back to your servant my father and "Come close to me. 'We cannot go down. Joseph. . 'You know that my wife bore me two sons. the one you sold into Egypt! 5 31 sees that the boy isn't there. he said. that God sent me ahead of you. harm comes to him. Only 45Then Joseph could no longer if our youngest brother is with us will we control himself before all his attendants.

Afterward his brothers "Don't quarrel on the way!" talked with him. because because the best of all Egypt will be five years of famine are still to come. and so provisions for their journey.' Come down to me. but to Benjamin he gave three hundred 13 Tell my father about all the honor shekels of silver and five sets of clothes. don't delay. 19 "You are also directed to tell them. and he also gave them 12 "You can see for yourselves. and get grandchildren. Joseph destitute. your children and your children and your wives. but God. and all you have. 20 Never mind about your belongings. "Tell your here. it was not you who sent me Pharaoh said to Joseph. 'Do this: Load your animals Pharaoh. and ten female donkeys 14 Then he threw his arms around his loaded with grain and bread and other brother Benjamin and wept. 18 and bring your father and your families 9 Now hurry back to my father and say to back to me. lord of his entire household and return to the land of Canaan.7 16 But God sent me ahead of you to When the news reached Pharaoh's preserve for you a remnant on earth and palace that Joseph's brothers had come. weeping. 11 I will provide for you there. that it is really I who am speaking to you. Benjamin embraced him. And bring my 23 And this is what he sent to his father: father down here quickly. your father and come. wept over them. 8 17 "So then. 24 Then he sent his brothers away. accorded me in Egypt and about everything you have seen. your flocks and herds.' " Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become 21 So the sons of Israel did this. as Pharaoh had commanded. and 15 And he kissed all his brothers and as they were leaving he said to them. and provisions for his journey. 'Do 10 You shall live in the region of Goshen this: Take some carts from Egypt for and be near me-you. and ruler of all Egypt. can my brother Benjamin. fat of the land." ten donkeys loaded with the best things of Egypt. to save your lives by a great Pharaoh and all his officials were deliverance.' gave them carts. He made me father to brothers. pleased. yours. 'This is what your son Joseph says: the land of Egypt and you can enjoy the God has made me lord of all Egypt. I will give you the best of him. . 22 To each of them he gave new clothing.

Haggi. Shuni. Pharaoh had sent to transport him. "Jacob! Jacob!" "Here I Perez and Zerah (but Er and Onan had am. Egypt. Kohath and father Isaac. Puah. and I Jahleel. for I will make you into a great Jashub and Shimron. the spirit of their father Jacob went to Egypt: Reuben the firstborn of revived. Pallu. 28 9 And Israel said. his." Jacob was He took with him to Egypt his sons and stunned. And Joseph's own hand will close your 15 These were the sons Leah bore to eyes. . These sons and 5 Then Jacob left Beersheba. and Israel's daughters of his were thirty-three in all.25 6 So they went up out of Egypt and They also took with them their livestock came to their father Jacob in the land of and the possessions they had acquired Canaan. besides his daughter Dinah. Ezbon. "Joseph is still alive! In 7 fact. he is ruler of all Egypt. I will go and see Hezron and Carmi. him before I die. 27 But when they told him everything 8 Joseph had said to them. The sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul. Zohar and Shaul the son of 46So Israel set out with all that was a Canaanite woman." he 13 said. 26 They told him. son Joseph is still alive. grandsons and his daughters and granddaughters-all his offspring. Jakin. sons took their father Jacob and their children and their wives in the carts that 16 The sons of Gad: Zephon. Eri. Merari. he did not believe them. 3 "I am God." 10 The sons of Simeon: Jemuel. Ohad. and when he These are the names of the sons of saw the carts Joseph had sent to carry Israel (Jacob and his descendants) who him back. 14 The sons of Zebulun: Sered. Arodi and Areli. "Do not be afraid to go down to The sons of Issachar: Tola." he replied. and Jacob and all his offspring went to Egypt." Jacob in Paddan Aram. Jacob. Onan. night and said. in Canaan. will surely bring you back again. 11 he offered sacrifices to the God of his The sons of Levi: Gershon. the God of your father. Jamin. Shelah. Elon and 4 I will go down to Egypt with you. nation there. died in the land of Canaan). and when he reached Beersheba. "I'm convinced! My The sons of Reuben: Hanoch. 12 2 And God spoke to Israel in a vision at The sons of Judah: Er.

'My brothers and my father's 22 household. Rosh. 32 23 The men are shepherds. detestable to the Egyptians. and they have brought along 24 their flocks and herds and everything The sons of Naphtali: Jahziel. Then Joseph said to his brothers and Ashbel. Joseph to get directions to Goshen. 'Your servants 26 have tended livestock from our boyhood All those who went to Egypt with on. were born to Jacob-fourteen in all. to his father's household.17 28 The sons of Asher: Imnah. they own.' Jezer and Shillem. "Now I am ready born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of to die." . and went to Goshen to meet his father Israel. When they arrived in the region of Goshen. "I will go up Muppim. whom Laban had given to his daughter Rachel-seven in all. have come to me. Guni. The sons of Beriah: Heber and Malkiel. Gera. Their sister was Serah. not counting his sons' Goshen. "My father and brothers. which went to Egypt.' Then you will Jacob-those who were his direct be allowed to settle in the region of descendants. he threw his arms around Joseph and Benjamin. have come from the land of Canaan and are now in Goshen." 27 With the two sons who had been born to Joseph in Egypt. Ishvah. since I have seen for myself that Potiphera. his father and wept for a long time. Now Jacob sent Judah ahead of him to Ishvi and Beriah. Huppim and Ard. for all shepherds are wives-numbered sixty-six persons. Manasseh and Ephraim were Israel said to Joseph." 31 21 The sons of Benjamin: Bela. and speak to Pharaoh and will say to him. they tend The son of Dan: Hushim. Beker. 30 20 In Egypt. These were the sons born to Jacob by 'What is your occupation?' Bilhah. just as our fathers did. livestock. were seventy in all. you are still alive. Naaman. 33 25 When Pharaoh calls you in and asks. priest of On. 34 you should answer. 47Joseph went and told Pharaoh. the members of Jacob's family. whom Laban had given to his Joseph had his chariot made ready daughter Leah-sixteen in all. with their flocks and herds and everything they own. who were living in the land These were the sons of Rachel who of Canaan. Ehi. 18 These were the children born to Jacob 29 by Zilpah. As soon as Joseph appeared 19 The sons of Jacob's wife Rachel: before him.

in the let your servants settle in Goshen. the best part of the land. is severe in Canaan and your servants' 13 flocks have no pasture. as Pharaoh your occupation?" "Your servants are directed. the 3 Pharaoh asked the brothers." Joseph also provided his father and his brothers and all his father's household 4 They also said to him. shepherds. 18 When that year was over. "How old are you?" Joseph." whole region because the famine was severe. was to be found in Egypt and Canaan in settle your father and your brothers in payment for the grain they were buying. Our money is used up." said 8 Pharaoh asked him. "We have come with food. and your brothers have come to you. "I will sell you food in exchange for your livestock." Egypt and Canaan was gone." After Jacob blessed Pharaoh. 12 "just as our fathers were. Goshen. both Egypt and Canaan wasted 5 Pharaoh said to Joseph. And if you know of any among 15 them with special ability.2 11 He chose five of his brothers and So Joseph settled his father and his presented them before Pharaoh. And 10 he brought them through that year with Then Jacob blessed Pharaoh and went food in exchange for all their livestock. "We cannot hide from our lord the fact that since our money is gone and our . please There was no food. however. So now." they replied to Pharaoh. since your money is 9 gone. according to the number of to live here awhile. put them in When the money of the people of charge of my own livestock. 7 Then Joseph brought his father Jacob Why should we die before your eyes? in and presented him before Pharaoh. 16 "Then bring your livestock. "The years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and 17 thirty. and he gave them food in of the pilgrimage of my fathers. all Egypt came to Joseph and said." exchange for their horses." And Jacob said to Pharaoh. brothers in Egypt and gave them property in the best part of the land. My years have been few and So they brought their livestock to difficult. their sheep and goats. "What is district of Rameses. because the famine their children. and they do not equal the years Joseph. their cattle and donkeys. "Your father away because of the famine. 14 Joseph collected all the money that 6 and the land of Egypt is before you. they came to him the following year and said. Let them live in and he brought it to Pharaoh's palace. out from his presence. "Give us food.

"Your son 25 Joseph has come to you. he did not buy the land of the 30 priests. as food for yourselves and your households and your children. die. carry allotment from Pharaoh and had food me out of Egypt and bury me where enough from the allotment Pharaoh they are buried. 20 So Joseph bought all the land in Egypt and the years of his life were a hundred for Pharaoh. not become desolate. one and all. sold their fields." Israel rallied "You have saved our lives. and Now the Israelites settled in Egypt in we with our land will be in bondage to the region of Goshen." So he took his two fifth of it to Pharaoh. Do not bury me in Egypt. give a 48Some time later Joseph was told." 2 When Jacob was told. put your hand under my thigh and servitude. and faithfulness. he called for his son Joseph and said to him." gave them. Pharaoh. Give us seed so that we may property there and were fruitful and live and not die. because they received a regular but when I rest with my fathers. They acquired Pharaoh. The Egyptians. we will be in bondage to Pharaoh. today-that a fifth of the produce belongs to Pharaoh. because the famine was too severe for them. "Now that I swore to him. 31 "Swear to me." 28 Jacob lived in Egypt seventeen years." . 24 But when the crop comes in. eyes-we and our land as well? Buy us 27 and our land in exchange for food. their land." they said. and forty-seven. The other four-fifths sons Manasseh and Ephraim along with you may keep as seed for the fields and him. The land 29 When the time drew near for Israel to became Pharaoh's. 22 However. here is seed for you so you can plant the ground. and that the land may increased greatly in number." "I will do as you say." he said. 26 livestock belongs to you. there is So Joseph established it as a law nothing left for our lord except our concerning land in Egypt-still in force bodies and our land. and Israel worshiped as have bought you and your land today for he leaned on the top of his staff. "Your father is ill. his strength and sat up on the bed. That is why they did not sell he said. "May we find favor in the eyes of our lord. It was only the land of the 19 Why should we perish before your priests that did not become Pharaoh's. Then Joseph 23 Joseph said to the people. "If I have found favor in your 21 and Joseph reduced the people to eyes. from one end of Egypt to the promise that you will show me kindness other.

Ephraim on his right toward Israel's left 5 "Now then. and crossing his arms. your two sons born to you in hand and Manasseh on his left toward Egypt before I came to you here will be Israel's right hand. even though Manasseh was the their brothers. "Bring them to me so I may 17 bless them. though he 6 Any children born to you after them will was the younger. head to Manasseh's head. "Who are these?" they be called by my name and the names of my fathers Abraham and 9 "They are the sons God has given me Isaac. and he could hardly see. just as Reuben and Simeon are mine. sorrow Rachel died in the land of "May the God before whom my fathers Canaan while we were still on the way. and there he blessed me now God has allowed me to see your children too. and Canaan. in the territory they inherit they he put his left hand on Manasseh's will be reckoned under the names of head. Ephraim and close to him. Bethlehem). May he asked. 'I am going to make 12 you fruitful and will increase your Then Joseph removed them from numbers." When Joseph saw his father placing his right hand on Ephraim's head he 10 Now Israel's eyes were failing because was displeased.3 11 Jacob said to Joseph. to my Then he blessed Joseph and said. 14 But Israel reached out his right hand and put it on Ephraim's head. and brought them reckoned as mine. and his father kissed them and embraced them. be yours. "God Almighty Israel said to Joseph. 16 the Angel who has delivered me from 8 When Israel saw the sons of Joseph.' 13 And Joseph took both of them. a Abraham and Isaac walked. . 7 15 As I was returning from Paddan. so he took hold of his of old age. So I buried who has been my shepherd all my life to her there beside the road to Ephrath" this day. the God little distance from Ephrath. Manasseh will be mine. everlasting possession to your descendants after you. "I never appeared to me at Luz in the land of expected to see your face again." Joseph said to his father." Israel said. (that is. I will make you a community Israel's knees and bowed down with his of peoples. and I will give this land as an face to the ground." 4 and said to me. Then upon the earth. firstborn. and may they increase greatly here. all harm -may he bless these boys. So father's hand to move it from Ephraim's Joseph brought his sons close to him.

let me become great." 5 "Simeon and Levi are brothers.18 Joseph said to him. you will no longer excel. your father's sons will bow 21 Then Israel said to Joseph. and said: "Gather around so I can tell 11 He will tether his donkey to a vine. he will wash come. my bow. his border will extend toward Sidon. I give the ridge of land I took from the Amorites with my sword and 10 The scepter will not depart from Judah. "I swords are weapons of violence. return from the prey. O Judah. and he too will 6 Let me not enter their council. "No. onto my couch and defiled one is the firstborn. "I am down to you. but God will be with you and take you back to the land of your 9 You are a lion's cub. sons of Jacob. you fathers. become a haven for ships.their 19 But his father refused and said. 13 "Zebulun will live by the seashore and excelling in honor. listen to your father Israel. his garments in wine. Like a lion he crouches and lies down. like a 22 And to you. Ephraim ahead of Manasseh. his robes in the blood of grapes. your brothers will praise you. my son. He too will become a people. his not join their assembly. blessing: 'May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh. my father. 12 His eyes will be darker than wine. 4 Turbulent as the waters. his teeth whiter than milk. so cruel! I will scatter them in your name will Israel pronounce this Jacob and disperse them in Israel. for they have younger brother will be greater than he. for you went up onto your .' " So he put 8 "Judah. my might. until he comes to whom it belongs 49Then Jacob called for his sons and the obedience of the nations is his. "In their fury. so fierce. know. his you what will happen to you in days to colt to the choicest branch. killed men in their anger and hamstrung and his descendants will become a oxen as they pleased." 7 Cursed be their anger. the first sign of my strength. excelling in power. Nevertheless. about to die. you are my firstborn. I know. put your right hand it. as one who is over your lioness-who dares to rouse him? brothers. 2 "Assemble and listen. this father's bed." nor the ruler's staff from between his feet. your hand will be on the neck of your enemies. my son. and 20 He blessed them that day and said. on his head. group of nations. 3 "Reuben.

blessing appropriate to him. along with the field. than the bounty of the age- old hills. he will 29 Then he gave them these instructions: provide delicacies fit for a king. who blesses you with blessings of the 15 When he sees how good is his resting heavens above. in the 18 evening he divides the plunder. 32 The field and the cave in it were because of the Shepherd. "Benjamin is a ravenous wolf. 30 22 the cave in the field of Machpelah. "I am about to be gathered to my 21 people. because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob. "Joseph is a fruitful vine. that bites the horse's heels so that its rider tumbles 27 backward. were buried. but he will attack them at their when he blessed them. because of the Almighty. a viper along the path. among his brothers. and there I buried 24 But his bow remained steady. there Isaac and his wife Rebekah were buried.14 25 "Issachar is a rawboned donkey lying because of your father's God. Bury me with my fathers in the "Naphtali is a doe set free that bears cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite. his Leah. helps you. he that lies below. mountains. 33 When Jacob had finished giving instructions to his sons. blessings of the breast will bend his shoulder to the burden and and womb. 23 With bitterness archers attacked him. who down between two saddlebags. 28 19 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel. blessings of the deep place and how pleasant is his land. the Hittite. 26 Your father's blessings are greater 16 "Dan will provide justice for his people than the blessings of the ancient as one of the tribes of Israel." "I look for your deliverance. on the brow of the prince Dan will be a serpent by the roadside. a fruitful vine near Mamre in Canaan. Let all these rest on the head of 17 Joseph. which Abraham near a spring. strong arms stayed limber. O Lord . "Gad will be attacked by a band of and this is what their father said to them raiders. 31 There Abraham and his wife Sarah they shot at him with hostility. beautiful fawns. whose branches climb bought as a burial place from Ephron over a wall. he drew his feet . the Rock of bought from the Hittites. 20 "Asher's food will be rich. giving each the heels. submit to forced labor. " Israel. in the morning he devours the prey.

they said. which 5 Abraham had bought as a burial place 'My father made me swear an oath and from Ephron the Hittite. to him?" 8 besides all the members of Joseph's 16 So they sent word to Joseph. When the Canaanites who lived there So the physicians embalmed him. 9 up into the bed. near the Jordan. then I will return. Egyptians mourned for him seventy days." 15 7 When Joseph's brothers saw that their So Joseph went up to bury his father. 10 When they reached the threshing floor 50Joseph threw himself upon his of Atad.' " After burying his father. and buried him in the cave in the field of Machpelah. saw the mourning at the threshing floor of Atad. saying. he died: Only their children and their flocks and herds were left in Goshen. It was a very large company. Tell him. along with the said. And the the Jordan is called Abel Mizraim. Joseph said to Pharaoh's court. 12 So Jacob's sons did as he had 4 commanded them: When the days of mourning had passed." That is why that place near time required for embalming. together with his 6 brothers and all the others who had Pharaoh said. 13 "If I have found favor in your eyes. "What if All Pharaoh's officials accompanied him. tomb I dug for myself in the land of Canaan. observed a seven-day period of mourning for his father. Joseph returned to Egypt. as he made you swear to do. household and his brothers and those "Your father left these instructions before belonging to his father's household. "The Egyptians are 3 holding a solemn ceremony of taking a full forty days. and there Joseph father and wept over him and kissed him. they said. breathed his last and Chariots and horsemen also went up was gathered to his people. father was dead. near Mamre. "I am about to die. for that was the mourning. with him. Joseph holds a grudge against us and the dignitaries of his court and all the pays us back for all the wrongs we did dignitaries of Egypt. father. bury me in the field. They carried him to the land of Canaan speak to Pharaoh for me. 17 'This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the . 2 Then Joseph directed the physicians in 11 his service to embalm his father Israel. they lamented loudly and bitterly. "Go up and bury your gone with him to bury his father." Now let me go up and bury my 14 father.

" they said. He lived a hundred forgive the sins of the servants of the and ten years God of your father." And he 26 reassured them and spoke kindly to So Joseph died at the age of a them. swear an oath and said. ." for you and your children. I will provide carry my bones up from this place. 24 Then Joseph said to his brothers. along with all treating you so badly. your slaves." When their message came to him. and then you must 21 So then. But God will surely afraid. Am I in the place of God? come to your aid and take you up out of this land to the land he promised on 20 You intended to harm me. "Don't be am about to die. 23 and saw the third generation of Ephraim's children. don't be afraid. hundred and ten.' Now please his father's family. 22 sins and the wrongs they committed in Joseph stayed in Egypt. the saving of many And Joseph made the sons of Israel lives. Also the children of 18 His brothers then came and threw Makir son of Manasseh were placed at themselves down before him." intended it for good to accomplish what 25 is now being done. "We are birth on Joseph's knees. "God will surely come to your aid. Joseph wept. Isaac and Jacob. he was placed in a coffin in Egypt. And after they embalmed him. "I 19 But Joseph said to them. but God oath to Abraham.

leave the country. will join our enemies. who did not know 17 The midwives. Exodus they built Pithom and Rameses as store 1These are the names of the sons of cities for Pharaoh. they are vigorous and give birth 11 So they put slave masters over them to before the midwives arrive. let her live. Zebulun and Benjamin. so that the land delivery stool. 18 Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them. and worked them ruthlessly. fight against us and 19 The midwives answered Pharaoh." 8 Then a new king. and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do. Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob. whose names were Shiphrah that generation died. however. it is a girl. Egypt. if it is a boy. in all their The descendants of Jacob numbered hard labor the Egyptians used them seventy in all. the more they multiplied and spread." he said to his people. and Puah. "Why have 10 Come. they let the boys 9 "Look. and ." oppress them with forced labor. 7 but the Israelites were fruitful and 16 "When you help the Hebrew women in multiplied greatly and became childbirth and observe them on the exceedingly numerous. kill him. if war breaks out. They made their lives bitter with hard labor in brick and mortar and with all 5 kinds of work in the fields. "the live. 12 each with his family: But the more they were oppressed. Egyptians came to dread the Israelites 13 3 Issachar. Israelites have become much too numerous for us. 14 4 Dan and Naphtali. Gad and Asher. so the 2 Reuben." "Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women. Simeon. we must deal shrewdly with you done this? Why have you let the them or they will become even more boys live?" numerous and. but if was filled with them. came to power in Egypt. feared God about Joseph. 15 6 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew Now Joseph and all his brothers and all midwives. Joseph was already in ruthlessly. Levi and Judah.

"Shall I go and get one of the more numerous. He saw an Egyptian beating a she got a papyrus basket for him and Hebrew. go." So the woman took the baby and nursed him. but let every girl this baby and nurse him for me. Then she placed the child in it and put it among 12 the reeds along the bank of the Nile." will pay you. and her attendants fellow Hebrew?" were walking along the river bank." she said. "Why are you hitting your the Nile to bathe. 2Now a man of the house of Levi 10 When the child grew older. saying. she took him to Pharaoh's daughter and he married a Levite woman. "Take throw into the Nile. he tried to kill Moses. One day.20 7 So God was kind to the midwives and Then his sister asked Pharaoh's the people increased and became even daughter. he went out to where his own people 3 were and watched them at their hard But when she could hide him no longer. after Moses had grown up. but Moses fled from . And the girl went and got the baby's mother. The man said. "I drew him out of the and she became pregnant and gave water. he killed the Egyptian and hid 4 him in the sand. Glancing this way and that and seeing no one. "What I did must have become known. She named him 2 Moses. 22 Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his 9 people: "Every boy that is born you must Pharaoh's daughter said to her. 13 The next day he went out and saw two 5 Hebrews fighting. labor. he gave them families of their own. 15 When Pharaoh heard of this. "Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of 6 killing me as you killed the Egyptian?" She opened it and saw the baby. and I live. coated it with tar and pitch. she hid him for three 11 months. and she felt sorry for him. His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him." birth to a son. one of his own people. became her son. "Yes." "This is one of the Hebrew babies. She saw the basket among the reeds and 14 sent her slave girl to get it. When she saw that he was a fine child. He Then Moses was afraid and thought. Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?" 21 And because the midwives feared 8 God. He asked the one in Then Pharaoh's daughter went down to the wrong. was crying." she answered.

"Why have you returned so early today?" 3 So Moses thought." 5 "Do not come any closer. "I am the God of your 22 Zipporah gave birth to a son. but Moses got up and came to their rescue and watered their 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to flock. and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb. saying. "Here I am. father. 16 Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters. and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father's 3Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law. The Israelites groaned in 7 The Lord said. He even drew water for us and watered the flock. he asked them. "Take off your sandals." 4 When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look. 24 God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with 8 So I have come down to rescue them Abraham. the king of Egypt died. drove them away." us from the shepherds. the God of Abraham. "Moses! Moses!" And daughters. and I am concerned about their suffering. I have for help because of their slavery went up heard them crying out because of their to God. "I Isaac and the God of Jacob. because he was afraid to look at God." God said." Moses in marriage. the God of Moses named him Gershom. him in flames of fire from within a bush. for the place who gave his daughter Zipporah to where you are standing is holy ground. "An Egyptian rescued does not burn up. 6 Then he said. was concerned about them. God called to him from 20 "And where is he?" he asked his within the bush. with Isaac and with Jacob. have become an alien in a foreign land." At this. "I have indeed seen the their slavery and cried out. So God looked on the Israelites and where he sat down by a well. Moses saw that though the bush was on 18 When the girls returned to Reuel their fire it did not burn up. Midian. from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a . 21 Moses agreed to stay with the man. the priest of flock." Moses hid his face." Invite him to have something to eat. and father. "I will go over and see this strange sight-why the bush 19 They answered. and their cry misery of my people in Egypt. 17 Some shepherds came along and the mountain of God. "Why did you leave him? Moses said. 25 Pharaoh and went to live in Midian. 23 During that long period. slave drivers.

the God of your . and I have seen the way out of your misery in Egypt into the land the Egyptians are oppressing them." from generation to generation. which you will put on your sons me to you. assemble the elders of Israel and say to them. I am sending you to flowing with milk and honey. Then you and the elders are to go to the 11 But Moses said to God. 'What is his name?' Then will let you go. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who 19 have sent you: When you have brought But I know that the king of Egypt will the people out of Egypt.' and will perform among them. that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the God of the Hebrews.' And God said. "Suppose I go to So I will stretch out my hand and strike the Israelites and say to them. "Who am I. Perizzites. you will worship not let you go unless a mighty hand God on this mountain.' This is my name forever. king of Egypt and say to him. "I am who I am . watched over you and have seen what Perizzites.good and spacious land. what shall I tell them?" 21 "And I will make the Egyptians 14 God said to Moses. Amorites. the and daughters.' Pharaoh to bring my people the 18 Israelites out of Egypt. has met with the Israelites out of Egypt?" us. Hittites. Isaac and with milk and honey-the home of the Jacob-appeared to me and said: I have Canaanites. Let us take a three-day journey into the desert to offer sacrifices to the Lord 12 our God. After that. 'The God the Egyptians with all the wonders that I of your fathers has sent me to you. This is what you are to say to the so that when you leave you will not go Israelites: 'IAM has sent me to you. 'The Lord . "Say to the Every woman is to ask her neighbor Israelites. 22 15 God also said to Moses. 16 "Go. he they ask me.' " empty-handed. Hittites. And so you will plunder name by which I am to be remembered the Egyptians. Hivites and Jebusites. has been done to you in Egypt. 9 17 And now the cry of the Israelites has And I have promised to bring you up reached me. the God of your and any woman living in her house for fathers-the God of Abraham. 'The Lord . Hivites and Jebusites-a land 10 So now. a land flowing fathers-the God of Abraham. of the Canaanites. the God of articles of silver and gold and for Isaac and the God of Jacob-has sent clothing. 'The Lord . favorably disposed toward this people." "The elders of Israel will listen to you. "I will be with you. 20 13 Moses said to God." compels him. go. Amorites.

" So mute? Who gives him sight or makes Moses reached out and took hold of the him blind? Is it not I." 2 Then the Lord said to him. 16 8 Then the Lord said. "Put your hand Moses and he said. "Who gave man Then the Lord said to him. they may believe the and as if you were God to him. "Throw it on the ground. I will help both of you restored." 18 Then Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him. like the rest of his flesh." became a snake." appeared to you. Moses said to the Lord . He is already on his way to out. the But Moses said." 14 Then the Lord 's anger burned against 6 Then the Lord said." he replied. 11 4 The Lord said to him." "This. Aaron the Levite? I know he can hand into his cloak. take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry not believe me or listen to me and say. "What if they do signs or listen to you. it was leprous. 7 "Now put it back into your cloak. I have never been eloquent. and his heart will be glad when he sees you. "Reach out his mouth? Who makes him deaf or your hand and take it by the tail. "O Lord. I will help you speak and will 5 teach you what to say. "If they do not He will speak to the people for you." said the Lord . the God of 13 their fathers-the God of Abraham." So Moses put his brother. "O Lord. The water you take from the river will become blood on the ground. please send God of Isaac and the God of Jacob-has someone else to do it. I am slow of speech and Moses threw it on the ground and it tongue. "is so that they may believe that the Lord . it was in his mouth. and when he took it out. So Moses put his hand back into You shall speak to him and put words his cloak. 12 Now go." servant. believe you or pay attention to the first and it will be as if he were your mouth miraculous sign. meet you. the Lord ? snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand." he 15 said. second. 9 But if they do not believe these two 4Moses answered. speak and will teach you what to do. "What about your inside your cloak. 17 But take this staff in your hand so you can perform miraculous signs with it. and he ran from it. and when he took it speak well. 'The Lord did not appear to you'?" ground. neither in the 3 past nor since you have spoken to your The Lord said. "What is that 10 in your hand?" "A staff. "Let me go . like snow.

"Go back to Egypt. "Moses and to circumcision." Jethro said. so I will kill your firstborn son. why are you taking the people away from their labor? Get back to your 27 The Lord said to Aaron. But I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go. so that they may hold a festival to me in the desert. see that you perform about them and had seen their misery." referring 4 But the king of Egypt said. 'This is what the . "This is what the Lord Then say to Pharaoh." But you refused to let 2 Pharaoh said. He also Egypt. before Pharaoh all the wonders I have they bowed down and worshiped. 5Afterward Moses and Aaron went to 22 Pharaoh and said. "The God of the 25 But Zipporah took a flint knife. for all the Moses and Aaron brought together all men who wanted to kill you are dead." So he met Moses at the mountain of God and kissed him. 28 back to my own people in Egypt to see if Then Moses told Aaron everything the any of them are still alive. "Surely you are a to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God. and also about "Go." met [Moses] and was about to kill him. his hand. "When you heard that the Lord was concerned return to Egypt. says: 'Let my people Lord says: Israel is my firstborn son.' " 23 and I told you. And when they 21 The Lord said to Moses. 31 and they believed.' " should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord and I will not let Israel 24 At a lodging place on the way. "Who is the Lord . and I wish you well. go." the elders of the Israelites. put and Aaron told them everything the them on a donkey and started back to Lord had said to Moses. the God of Israel. cut off Hebrews has met with us. "Let my son go. And he took the staff of God in performed the signs before the people. . that I him go. 3 Then they said. "Go into the work!" desert to meet Moses." she said he may strike us with plagues or with the sword." 26 So the Lord let him alone. 20 30 So Moses took his wife and sons. Now let us her son's foreskin and touched [Moses'] take a three-day journey into the desert feet with it." all the miraculous signs he had commanded him to perform. (At that time she said "bridegroom of blood.) Aaron. so he may worship me. 19 Now the Lord had said to Moses in 29 Midian. or bridegroom of blood to me. the Lord go. given you the power to do. Lord had sent him to say.

"Lazy. straw. that is why 17 they are crying out.' are-lazy! That is why you keep saying. they found reduced at all. you and judge you! You have made us a stench to Pharaoh and his officials and 13 The slave drivers kept pressing them. Your servants are given no straw.' 9 Make the work harder for the men so 18 that they keep working and pay no Now get to work." "O Lord. why have you brought trouble upon this people? Is this why you sent me? 23 Ever since I went to Pharaoh to speak in your name. They are lazy. "Why didn't you meet your quota of bricks yesterday or today. will not give you any more straw. let them go 16 and gather their own straw. but the fault is with number of bricks as before." 11 Go and get your own straw wherever 20 you can find it. but your work will not be When they left Pharaoh. he has brought trouble . 'Let us go and sacrifice to the Lord . have put a sword in their hand to kill us. You will not be given attention to lies. "Look. "This is what Pharaoh says: 'I were in trouble when they were told. just as when you had Moses returned to the Lord and said.5 14 Then Pharaoh said. don't reduce your own people. 6 That same day Pharaoh gave this order as before?" to the slave drivers and foremen in 15 charge of the people: Then the Israelite foremen went and appealed to Pharaoh: "Why have you 7 "You are no longer to supply the people treated your servants this way? with straw for making bricks. 'Let us go and Pharaoh said. the people The Israelite foremen appointed by of the land are now numerous." 10 Then the slave drivers and the 19 foremen went out and said to the The Israelite foremen realized they people. yet you must produce your full quota of bricks. yet we are told. "May the Lord look upon to gather stubble to use for straw. and you Pharaoh's slave drivers were beaten are stopping them from working. 'Make bricks!' Your servants 8 But require them to make the same are being beaten." and were asked.' " Moses and Aaron waiting to meet them. 12 21 So the people scattered all over Egypt and they said. "Complete the work required of 22 you for each day." saying." the quota. "You are not to reduce the number of bricks required of you for each day." any straw. that's what you sacrifice to our God.

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upon this people, and you have not And I will bring you to the land I swore
rescued your people at all." with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to
Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you
as a possession. I am the Lord .' "
6Then the Lord said to Moses, "Now 9
Moses reported this to the Israelites,
you will see what I will do to Pharaoh:
Because of my mighty hand he will let but they did not listen to him because of
them go; because of my mighty hand he their discouragement and cruel
will drive them out of his country." bondage.

10
2
God also said to Moses, "I am the Then the Lord said to Moses,
Lord .
11
"Go, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let
3
I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to the Israelites go out of his country."
Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name
12
the Lord I did not make myself known to But Moses said to the Lord , "If the
them. Israelites will not listen to me, why would
Pharaoh listen to me, since I speak with
4
I also established my covenant with faltering lips ?"
them to give them the land of Canaan,
13
where they lived as aliens. Now the Lord spoke to Moses and
Aaron about the Israelites and Pharaoh
5
Moreover, I have heard the groaning of king of Egypt, and he commanded them
the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are to bring the Israelites out of Egypt.
enslaving, and I have remembered my
14
covenant. These were the heads of their
families : The sons of Reuben the
6
"Therefore, say to the Israelites: 'I am firstborn son of Israel were Hanoch and
the Lord , and I will bring you out from Pallu, Hezron and Carmi. These were
under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will the clans of Reuben.
free you from being slaves to them, and
15
I will redeem you with an outstretched The sons of Simeon were Jemuel,
arm and with mighty acts of judgment. Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul
the son of a Canaanite woman. These
7
I will take you as my own people, and I were the clans of Simeon.
will be your God. Then you will know
16
that I am the Lord your God, who These were the names of the sons of
brought you out from under the yoke of Levi according to their records:
the Egyptians. Gershon, Kohath and Merari. Levi lived
137 years.

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The sons of Gershon, by clans, were
Libni and Shimei.

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The sons of Kohath were Amram, he said to him, "I am the Lord . Tell
Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel. Kohath lived Pharaoh king of Egypt everything I tell
133 years. you."

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The sons of Merari were Mahli and But Moses said to the Lord , "Since I
Mushi. These were the clans of Levi speak with faltering lips, why would
according to their records. Pharaoh listen to me?"

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Amram married his father's sister
Jochebed, who bore him Aaron and
Moses. Amram lived 137 years.
7Then the Lord said to Moses, "See, I
have made you like God to Pharaoh,
and your brother Aaron will be your
21
The sons of Izhar were Korah, Nepheg prophet.
and Zicri.
2
You are to say everything I command
22
The sons of Uzziel were Mishael, you, and your brother Aaron is to tell
Elzaphan and Sithri. Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his
country.
23
Aaron married Elisheba, daughter of
Amminadab and sister of Nahshon, and 3
But I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and
she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar though I multiply my miraculous signs
and Ithamar. and wonders in Egypt,
24
The sons of Korah were Assir, Elkanah 4
he will not listen to you. Then I will lay
and Abiasaph. These were the Korahite my hand on Egypt and with mighty acts
clans. of judgment I will bring out my divisions,
my people the Israelites.
25
Eleazar son of Aaron married one of
the daughters of Putiel, and she bore 5
And the Egyptians will know that I am
him Phinehas. These were the heads of the Lord when I stretch out my hand
the Levite families, clan by clan. against Egypt and bring the Israelites
out of it."
26
It was this same Aaron and Moses to
whom the Lord said, "Bring the Israelites 6
Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord
out of Egypt by their divisions." commanded them.
27
They were the ones who spoke to 7
Moses was eighty years old and Aaron
Pharaoh king of Egypt about bringing eighty-three when they spoke to
the Israelites out of Egypt. It was the Pharaoh.
same Moses and Aaron.
8
The Lord said to Moses and Aaron,
28
Now when the Lord spoke to Moses in
Egypt,

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"When Pharaoh says to you, 'Perform a water of the Nile, and it will be changed
miracle,' then say to Aaron, 'Take your into blood.
staff and throw it down before Pharaoh,'
and it will become a snake." 18
The fish in the Nile will die, and the
river will stink; the Egyptians will not be
10
So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh able to drink its water.' "
and did just as the Lord commanded.
Aaron threw his staff down in front of 19
The Lord said to Moses, "Tell Aaron,
Pharaoh and his officials, and it became 'Take your staff and stretch out your
a snake. hand over the waters of Egypt-over the
streams and canals, over the ponds and
11
Pharaoh then summoned wise men all the reservoirs'-and they will turn to
and sorcerers, and the Egyptian blood. Blood will be everywhere in
magicians also did the same things by Egypt, even in the wooden buckets and
their secret arts: stone jars."

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Each one threw down his staff and it Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord
became a snake. But Aaron's staff had commanded. He raised his staff in
swallowed up their staffs. the presence of Pharaoh and his
officials and struck the water of the Nile,
13
Yet Pharaoh's heart became hard and and all the water was changed into
he would not listen to them, just as the blood.
Lord had said.
21
The fish in the Nile died, and the river
14
Then the Lord said to Moses, smelled so bad that the Egyptians could
"Pharaoh's heart is unyielding; he not drink its water. Blood was
refuses to let the people go. everywhere in Egypt.

22
15
Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he But the Egyptian magicians did the
goes out to the water. Wait on the bank same things by their secret arts, and
of the Nile to meet him, and take in your Pharaoh's heart became hard; he would
hand the staff that was changed into a not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as
snake. the Lord had said.

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Then say to him, 'The Lord , the God Instead, he turned and went into his
of the Hebrews, has sent me to say to palace, and did not take even this to
you: Let my people go, so that they may heart.
worship me in the desert. But until now
24
you have not listened. And all the Egyptians dug along the
Nile to get drinking water, because they
17
This is what the Lord says: By this you could not drink the water of the river.
will know that I am the Lord : With the
staff that is in my hand I will strike the

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Seven days passed after the Lord Moses said to Pharaoh, "I leave to you
struck the Nile. the honor of setting the time for me to
pray for you and your officials and your
people that you and your houses may
8Then the Lord said to Moses, "Go to be rid of the frogs, except for those that
remain in the Nile."
Pharaoh and say to him, 'This is what
the Lord says: Let my people go, so that 10
they may worship me. "Tomorrow," Pharaoh said. Moses
replied, "It will be as you say, so that you
2
may know there is no one like the Lord
If you refuse to let them go, I will plague our God.
your whole country with frogs.
11
3
The frogs will leave you and your
The Nile will teem with frogs. They will houses, your officials and your people;
come up into your palace and your they will remain only in the Nile."
bedroom and onto your bed, into the
houses of your officials and on your 12
people, and into your ovens and After Moses and Aaron left Pharaoh,
kneading troughs. Moses cried out to the Lord about the
frogs he had brought on Pharaoh.
4
The frogs will go up on you and your 13
people and all your officials.' " And the Lord did what Moses asked.
The frogs died in the houses, in the
5
courtyards and in the fields.
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Tell
Aaron, 'Stretch out your hand with your 14
staff over the streams and canals and They were piled into heaps, and the
ponds, and make frogs come up on the land reeked of them.
land of Egypt.' "
15
But when Pharaoh saw that there was
6
So Aaron stretched out his hand over relief, he hardened his heart and would
the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as
up and covered the land. the Lord had said.

16
7
But the magicians did the same things Then the Lord said to Moses, "Tell
by their secret arts; they also made Aaron, 'Stretch out your staff and strike
frogs come up on the land of Egypt. the dust of the ground,' and throughout
the land of Egypt the dust will become
8
gnats."
Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron
and said, "Pray to the Lord to take the 17
frogs away from me and my people, and They did this, and when Aaron
I will let your people go to offer sacrifices stretched out his hand with the staff and
to the Lord ." struck the dust of the ground, gnats
came upon men and animals. All the

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dust throughout the land of Egypt Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and
became gnats. Aaron and said, "Go, sacrifice to your
God here in the land."
18
But when the magicians tried to
26
produce gnats by their secret arts, they But Moses said, "That would not be
could not. And the gnats were on men right. The sacrifices we offer the Lord
and animals. our God would be detestable to the
Egyptians. And if we offer sacrifices that
19
The magicians said to Pharaoh, "This are detestable in their eyes, will they not
is the finger of God." But Pharaoh's stone us?
heart was hard and he would not listen,
27
just as the Lord had said. We must take a three-day journey into
the desert to offer sacrifices to the Lord
20
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Get up our God, as he commands us."
early in the morning and confront
28
Pharaoh as he goes to the water and Pharaoh said, "I will let you go to offer
say to him, 'This is what the Lord says: sacrifices to the Lord your God in the
Let my people go, so that they may desert, but you must not go very far.
worship me. Now pray for me."

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If you do not let my people go, I will Moses answered, "As soon as I leave
send swarms of flies on you and your you, I will pray to the Lord , and
officials, on your people and into your tomorrow the flies will leave Pharaoh
houses. The houses of the Egyptians and his officials and his people. Only be
will be full of flies, and even the ground sure that Pharaoh does not act
where they are. deceitfully again by not letting the
people go to offer sacrifices to the
22
" 'But on that day I will deal differently Lord ."
with the land of Goshen, where my
30
people live; no swarms of flies will be Then Moses left Pharaoh and prayed
there, so that you will know that I, the to the Lord ,
Lord , am in this land.
31
and the Lord did what Moses asked:
23
I will make a distinction between my The flies left Pharaoh and his officials
people and your people. This miraculous and his people; not a fly remained.
sign will occur tomorrow.' "
32
But this time also Pharaoh hardened
24
And the Lord did this. Dense swarms his heart and would not let the people
of flies poured into Pharaoh's palace go.
and into the houses of his officials, and
throughout Egypt the land was ruined by
the flies. 9Then the Lord said to Moses, "Go to
Pharaoh and say to him, 'This is what

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the Lord , the God of the Hebrews, says: So they took soot from a furnace and
"Let my people go, so that they may stood before Pharaoh. Moses tossed it
worship me." into the air, and festering boils broke out
on men and animals.
2
If you refuse to let them go and
11
continue to hold them back, The magicians could not stand before
Moses because of the boils that were on
3
the hand of the Lord will bring a terrible them and on all the Egyptians.
plague on your livestock in the field-on
12
your horses and donkeys and camels But the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart
and on your cattle and sheep and goats. and he would not listen to Moses and
Aaron, just as the Lord had said to
4
But the Lord will make a distinction Moses.
between the livestock of Israel and that
13
of Egypt, so that no animal belonging to Then the Lord said to Moses, "Get up
the Israelites will die.' " early in the morning, confront Pharaoh
and say to him, 'This is what the Lord ,
5
The Lord set a time and said, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my
"Tomorrow the Lord will do this in the people go, so that they may worship me,
land."
14
or this time I will send the full force of
6
And the next day the Lord did it: All the my plagues against you and against
livestock of the Egyptians died, but not your officials and your people, so you
one animal belonging to the Israelites may know that there is no one like me in
died. all the earth.

15
7
Pharaoh sent men to investigate and For by now I could have stretched out
found that not even one of the animals my hand and struck you and your
of the Israelites had died. Yet his heart people with a plague that would have
was unyielding and he would not let the wiped you off the earth.
people go.
16
But I have raised you up for this very
8
Then the Lord said to Moses and purpose, that I might show you my
Aaron, "Take handfuls of soot from a power and that my name might be
furnace and have Moses toss it into the proclaimed in all the earth.
air in the presence of Pharaoh.
17
You still set yourself against my people
9
It will become fine dust over the whole and will not let them go.
land of Egypt, and festering boils will
18
break out on men and animals Therefore, at this time tomorrow I will
throughout the land." send the worst hailstorm that has ever
fallen on Egypt, from the day it was
founded till now.

19 27
Give an order now to bring your Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and
livestock and everything you have in the Aaron. "This time I have sinned," he said
field to a place of shelter, because the to them. "The Lord is in the right, and I
hail will fall on every man and animal and my people are in the wrong.
that has not been brought in and is still
out in the field, and they will die.' " 28
Pray to the Lord , for we have had
enough thunder and hail. I will let you
20
Those officials of Pharaoh who feared go; you don't have to stay any longer."
the word of the Lord hurried to bring
their slaves and their livestock inside. 29
Moses replied, "When I have gone out
of the city, I will spread out my hands in
21
But those who ignored the word of the prayer to the Lord . The thunder will stop
Lord left their slaves and livestock in the and there will be no more hail, so you
field. may know that the earth is the Lord 's.

22 30
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch But I know that you and your officials
out your hand toward the sky so that hail still do not fear the Lord God."
will fall all over Egypt-on men and
animals and on everything growing in 31
(The flax and barley were destroyed,
the fields of Egypt." since the barley had headed and the
flax was in bloom.
23
When Moses stretched out his staff
toward the sky, the Lord sent thunder 32
The wheat and spelt, however, were
and hail, and lightning flashed down to not destroyed, because they ripen later.)
the ground. So the Lord rained hail on
the land of Egypt; 33
Then Moses left Pharaoh and went out
of the city. He spread out his hands
24
hail fell and lightning flashed back and toward the Lord ; the thunder and hail
forth. It was the worst storm in all the stopped, and the rain no longer poured
land of Egypt since it had become a down on the land.
nation.
34
When Pharaoh saw that the rain and
25
Throughout Egypt hail struck hail and thunder had stopped, he sinned
everything in the fields-both men and again: He and his officials hardened
animals; it beat down everything their hearts.
growing in the fields and stripped every
tree. 35
So Pharaoh's heart was hard and he
would not let the Israelites go, just as
26
The only place it did not hail was the the Lord had said through Moses.
land of Goshen, where the Israelites
were.

8
Then Moses and Aaron were brought
10Then the Lord said to Moses, "Go back to Pharaoh. "Go, worship the Lord
your God," he said. "But just who will be
to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his
heart and the hearts of his officials so going?"
that I may perform these miraculous
9
signs of mine among them Moses answered, "We will go with our
young and old, with our sons and
2
that you may tell your children and daughters, and with our flocks and
grandchildren how I dealt harshly with herds, because we are to celebrate a
the Egyptians and how I performed my festival to the Lord ."
signs among them, and that you may
10
know that I am the Lord ." Pharaoh said, "The Lord be with you-if
I let you go, along with your women and
3
So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh children! Clearly you are bent on evil.
and said to him, "This is what the Lord ,
11
the God of the Hebrews, says: 'How No! Have only the men go; and
long will you refuse to humble yourself worship the Lord , since that's what you
before me? Let my people go, so that have been asking for." Then Moses and
they may worship me. Aaron were driven out of Pharaoh's
presence.
4
If you refuse to let them go, I will bring
12
locusts into your country tomorrow. And the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch
out your hand over Egypt so that locusts
5
They will cover the face of the ground will swarm over the land and devour
so that it cannot be seen. They will everything growing in the fields,
devour what little you have left after the everything left by the hail."
hail, including every tree that is growing
13
in your fields. So Moses stretched out his staff over
Egypt, and the Lord made an east wind
6
They will fill your houses and those of blow across the land all that day and all
all your officials and all the Egyptians- that night. By morning the wind had
something neither your fathers nor your brought the locusts;
forefathers have ever seen from the day
14
they settled in this land till now.' " Then they invaded all Egypt and settled
Moses turned and left Pharaoh. down in every area of the country in
great numbers. Never before had there
7
Pharaoh's officials said to him, "How been such a plague of locusts, nor will
long will this man be a snare to us? Let there ever be again.
the people go, so that they may worship
15
the Lord their God. Do you not yet They covered all the ground until it was
realize that Egypt is ruined?" black. They devoured all that was left
after the hail-everything growing in the
fields and the fruit on the trees. Nothing

green remained on tree or plant in all only leave your flocks and herds
the land of Egypt. behind."

16 25
Pharaoh quickly summoned Moses But Moses said, "You must allow us to
and Aaron and said, "I have sinned have sacrifices and burnt offerings to
against the Lord your God and against present to the Lord our God.
you.
26
Our livestock too must go with us; not
17
Now forgive my sin once more and a hoof is to be left behind. We have to
pray to the Lord your God to take this use some of them in worshiping the
deadly plague away from me." Lord our God, and until we get there we
will not know what we are to use to
18
Moses then left Pharaoh and prayed to worship the Lord ."
the Lord .
27
But the Lord hardened Pharaoh's
19
And the Lord changed the wind to a heart, and he was not willing to let them
very strong west wind, which caught up go.
the locusts and carried them into the
28
Red Sea. Not a locust was left Pharaoh said to Moses, "Get out of my
anywhere in Egypt. sight! Make sure you do not appear
before me again! The day you see my
20
But the Lord hardened Pharaoh's face you will die."
heart, and he would not let the Israelites
29
go. "Just as you say," Moses replied, "I will
never appear before you again."
21
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch
out your hand toward the sky so that
darkness will spread over Egypt-
darkness that can be felt."
11Now the Lord had said to Moses,
"I will bring one more plague on
Pharaoh and on Egypt. After that, he will
22
So Moses stretched out his hand let you go from here, and when he does,
toward the sky, and total darkness he will drive you out completely.
covered all Egypt for three days.
2
Tell the people that men and women
23
No one could see anyone else or leave alike are to ask their neighbors for
his place for three days. Yet all the articles of silver and gold."
Israelites had light in the places where
they lived. 3
(The Lord made the Egyptians
favorably disposed toward the people,
24
Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and and Moses himself was highly regarded
said, "Go, worship the Lord . Even your in Egypt by Pharaoh's officials and by
women and children may go with you; the people.)

4 3
So Moses said, "This is what the Lord Tell the whole community of Israel that
says: 'About midnight I will go on the tenth day of this month each man
throughout Egypt. is to take a lamb for his family, one for
each household.
5
Every firstborn son in Egypt will die,
4
from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who If any household is too small for a
sits on the throne, to the firstborn son of whole lamb, they must share one with
the slave girl, who is at her hand mill, their nearest neighbor, having taken into
and all the firstborn of the cattle as well. account the number of people there are.
You are to determine the amount of
6
There will be loud wailing throughout lamb needed in accordance with what
Egypt-worse than there has ever been each person will eat.
or ever will be again.
5
The animals you choose must be year-
7
But among the Israelites not a dog will old males without defect, and you may
bark at any man or animal.' Then you take them from the sheep or the goats.
will know that the Lord makes a
6
distinction between Egypt and Israel. Take care of them until the fourteenth
day of the month, when all the people of
8
All these officials of yours will come to the community of Israel must slaughter
me, bowing down before me and saying, them at twilight.
'Go, you and all the people who follow
7
you!' After that I will leave." Then Moses, Then they are to take some of the blood
hot with anger, left Pharaoh. and put it on the sides and tops of the
doorframes of the houses where they
9
The Lord had said to Moses, "Pharaoh eat the lambs.
will refuse to listen to you-so that my
8
wonders may be multiplied in Egypt." That same night they are to eat the
meat roasted over the fire, along with
10
Moses and Aaron performed all these bitter herbs, and bread made without
wonders before Pharaoh, but the Lord yeast.
hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he
9
would not let the Israelites go out of his Do not eat the meat raw or cooked in
country. water, but roast it over the fire-head,
legs and inner parts.

12The Lord said to Moses and Aaron 10
Do not leave any of it till morning; if
some is left till morning, you must burn
in Egypt,
it.
2
"This month is to be for you the first 11
month, the first month of your year. This is how you are to eat it: with your
cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals

19
on your feet and your staff in your hand. For seven days no yeast is to be found
Eat it in haste; it is the Lord 's Passover. in your houses. And whoever eats
anything with yeast in it must be cut off
12
"On that same night I will pass through from the community of Israel, whether
Egypt and strike down every firstborn- he is an alien or native-born.
both men and animals-and I will bring
20
judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am Eat nothing made with yeast.
the Lord . Wherever you live, you must eat
unleavened bread."
13
The blood will be a sign for you on the
21
houses where you are; and when I see Then Moses summoned all the elders
the blood, I will pass over you. No of Israel and said to them, "Go at once
destructive plague will touch you when I and select the animals for your families
strike Egypt. and slaughter the Passover lamb.

14 22
"This is a day you are to Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the
commemorate; for the generations to blood in the basin and put some of the
come you shall celebrate it as a festival blood on the top and on both sides of
to the Lord -a lasting ordinance. the doorframe. Not one of you shall go
out the door of his house until morning.
15
For seven days you are to eat bread
23
made without yeast. On the first day When the Lord goes through the land
remove the yeast from your houses, for to strike down the Egyptians, he will see
whoever eats anything with yeast in it the blood on the top and sides of the
from the first day through the seventh doorframe and will pass over that
must be cut off from Israel. doorway, and he will not permit the
destroyer to enter your houses and
16
On the first day hold a sacred strike you down.
assembly, and another one on the
24
seventh day. Do no work at all on these "Obey these instructions as a lasting
days, except to prepare food for ordinance for you and your
everyone to eat-that is all you may do. descendants.

17 25
"Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened When you enter the land that the Lord
Bread, because it was on this very day will give you as he promised, observe
that I brought your divisions out of this ceremony.
Egypt. Celebrate this day as a lasting
ordinance for the generations to come. 26
And when your children ask you, 'What
does this ceremony mean to you?'
18
In the first month you are to eat bread
made without yeast, from the evening of 27
then tell them, 'It is the Passover
the fourteenth day until the evening of sacrifice to the Lord , who passed over
the twenty-first day. the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and

36
spared our homes when he struck down The Lord had made the Egyptians
the Egyptians.' " Then the people bowed favorably disposed toward the people,
down and worshiped. and they gave them what they asked
for; so they plundered the Egyptians.
28
The Israelites did just what the Lord
37
commanded Moses and Aaron. The Israelites journeyed from
Rameses to Succoth. There were about
29
At midnight the Lord struck down all six hundred thousand men on foot,
the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn besides women and children.
of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to
38
the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in Many other people went up with them,
the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the as well as large droves of livestock, both
livestock as well. flocks and herds.

30 39
Pharaoh and all his officials and all the With the dough they had brought from
Egyptians got up during the night, and Egypt, they baked cakes of unleavened
there was loud wailing in Egypt, for bread. The dough was without yeast
there was not a house without someone because they had been driven out of
dead. Egypt and did not have time to prepare
food for themselves.
31
During the night Pharaoh summoned
40
Moses and Aaron and said, "Up! Leave Now the length of time the Israelite
my people, you and the Israelites! Go, people lived in Egypt was 430 years.
worship the Lord as you have
requested. 41
At the end of the 430 years, to the very
day, all the Lord 's divisions left Egypt.
32
Take your flocks and herds, as you
have said, and go. And also bless me." 42
Because the Lord kept vigil that night
to bring them out of Egypt, on this night
33
The Egyptians urged the people to all the Israelites are to keep vigil to
hurry and leave the country. "For honor the Lord for the generations to
otherwise," they said, "we will all die!" come.

34 43
So the people took their dough before The Lord said to Moses and Aaron,
the yeast was added, and carried it on "These are the regulations for the
their shoulders in kneading troughs Passover: "No foreigner is to eat of it.
wrapped in clothing.
44
Any slave you have bought may eat of
35
The Israelites did as Moses instructed it after you have circumcised him,
and asked the Egyptians for articles of
silver and gold and for clothing. 45
but a temporary resident and a hired
worker may not eat of it.

46 5
"It must be eaten inside one house; When the Lord brings you into the land
take none of the meat outside the of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites,
house. Do not break any of the bones. Hivites and Jebusites-the land he swore
to your forefathers to give you, a land
47
The whole community of Israel must flowing with milk and honey-you are to
celebrate it. observe this ceremony in this month:

6
48
"An alien living among you who wants For seven days eat bread made without
to celebrate the Lord 's Passover must yeast and on the seventh day hold a
have all the males in his household festival to the Lord .
circumcised; then he may take part like
7
one born in the land. No uncircumcised Eat unleavened bread during those
male may eat of it. seven days; nothing with yeast in it is to
be seen among you, nor shall any yeast
49
The same law applies to the native- be seen anywhere within your borders.
born and to the alien living among you."
8
On that day tell your son, 'I do this
50
All the Israelites did just what the Lord because of what the Lord did for me
had commanded Moses and Aaron. when I came out of Egypt.'

9
51
And on that very day the Lord brought This observance will be for you like a
the Israelites out of Egypt by their sign on your hand and a reminder on
divisions. your forehead that the law of the Lord is
to be on your lips. For the Lord brought
you out of Egypt with his mighty hand.
13The Lord said to Moses, 10
You must keep this ordinance at the
appointed time year after year.
2
"Consecrate to me every firstborn male.
The first offspring of every womb among 11
"After the Lord brings you into the land
the Israelites belongs to me, whether of the Canaanites and gives it to you, as
man or animal." he promised on oath to you and your
forefathers,
3
Then Moses said to the people,
"Commemorate this day, the day you 12
you are to give over to the Lord the
came out of Egypt, out of the land of first offspring of every womb. All the
slavery, because the Lord brought you firstborn males of your livestock belong
out of it with a mighty hand. Eat nothing to the Lord .
containing yeast.
13
4
Redeem with a lamb every firstborn
Today, in the month of Abib, you are donkey, but if you do not redeem it,
leaving. break its neck. Redeem every firstborn
among your sons.

14 21
"In days to come, when your son asks By day the Lord went ahead of them in
you, 'What does this mean?' say to him, a pillar of cloud to guide them on their
'With a mighty hand the Lord brought us way and by night in a pillar of fire to give
out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. them light, so that they could travel by
day or night.
15
When Pharaoh stubbornly refused to
22
let us go, the Lord killed every firstborn Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor
in Egypt, both man and animal. This is the pillar of fire by night left its place in
why I sacrifice to the Lord the first male front of the people.
offspring of every womb and redeem
each of my firstborn sons.'

16
And it will be like a sign on your hand
14Then the Lord said to Moses,
and a symbol on your forehead that the 2
Lord brought us out of Egypt with his "Tell the Israelites to turn back and
mighty hand." encamp near Pi Hahiroth, between
Migdol and the sea. They are to encamp
17
by the sea, directly opposite Baal
When Pharaoh let the people go, God Zephon.
did not lead them on the road through
the Philistine country, though that was 3
shorter. For God said, "If they face war, Pharaoh will think, 'The Israelites are
they might change their minds and wandering around the land in confusion,
return to Egypt." hemmed in by the desert.'

4
18
So God led the people around by the And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and
desert road toward the Red Sea. The he will pursue them. But I will gain glory
Israelites went up out of Egypt armed for for myself through Pharaoh and all his
battle. army, and the Egyptians will know that I
am the Lord ." So the Israelites did this.
19
Moses took the bones of Joseph with 5
him because Joseph had made the sons When the king of Egypt was told that
of Israel swear an oath. He had said, the people had fled, Pharaoh and his
"God will surely come to your aid, and officials changed their minds about them
then you must carry my bones up with and said, "What have we done? We
you from this place." have let the Israelites go and have lost
their services!"
20
After leaving Succoth they camped at 6
Etham on the edge of the desert. So he had his chariot made ready and
took his army with him.

7
He took six hundred of the best
chariots, along with all the other chariots
of Egypt, with officers over all of them.

8 16
The Lord hardened the heart of Raise your staff and stretch out your
Pharaoh king of Egypt, so that he hand over the sea to divide the water so
pursued the Israelites, who were that the Israelites can go through the
marching out boldly. sea on dry ground.

9 17
The Egyptians-all Pharaoh's horses I will harden the hearts of the
and chariots, horsemen and troops- Egyptians so that they will go in after
pursued the Israelites and overtook them. And I will gain glory through
them as they camped by the sea near Pi Pharaoh and all his army, through his
Hahiroth, opposite Baal Zephon. chariots and his horsemen.

10 18
As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites The Egyptians will know that I am the
looked up, and there were the Lord when I gain glory through Pharaoh,
Egyptians, marching after them. They his chariots and his horsemen."
were terrified and cried out to the Lord .
19
Then the angel of God, who had been
11
They said to Moses, "Was it because traveling in front of Israel's army,
there were no graves in Egypt that you withdrew and went behind them. The
brought us to the desert to die? What pillar of cloud also moved from in front
have you done to us by bringing us out and stood behind them,
of Egypt?
20
coming between the armies of Egypt
12
Didn't we say to you in Egypt, 'Leave and Israel. Throughout the night the
us alone; let us serve the Egyptians'? It cloud brought darkness to the one side
would have been better for us to serve and light to the other side; so neither
the Egyptians than to die in the desert!" went near the other all night long.

13 21
Moses answered the people, "Do not Then Moses stretched out his hand
be afraid. Stand firm and you will see over the sea, and all that night the Lord
the deliverance the Lord will bring you drove the sea back with a strong east
today. The Egyptians you see today you wind and turned it into dry land. The
will never see again. waters were divided,

14 22
The Lord will fight for you; you need and the Israelites went through the sea
only to be still." on dry ground, with a wall of water on
their right and on their left.
15
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Why are
23
you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites The Egyptians pursued them, and all
to move on. Pharaoh's horses and chariots and
horsemen followed them into the sea.

24
During the last watch of the night the
Lord looked down from the pillar of fire

and cloud at the Egyptian army and
threw it into confusion. 15Then Moses and the Israelites
sang this song to the Lord : "I will sing to
25
He made the wheels of their chariots the Lord , for he is highly exalted. The
come off so that they had difficulty horse and its rider he has hurled into the
driving. And the Egyptians said, "Let's sea.
get away from the Israelites! The Lord is
fighting for them against Egypt." 2
The Lord is my strength and my song;
he has become my salvation. He is my
26
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch God, and I will praise him, my father's
out your hand over the sea so that the God, and I will exalt him.
waters may flow back over the
Egyptians and their chariots and 3
The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his
horsemen." name.
27
Moses stretched out his hand over the 4
Pharaoh's chariots and his army he has
sea, and at daybreak the sea went back hurled into the sea. The best of
to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing Pharaoh's officers are drowned in the
toward it, and the Lord swept them into Red Sea.
the sea.
5
28
The deep waters have covered them;
The water flowed back and covered they sank to the depths like a stone.
the chariots and horsemen-the entire
army of Pharaoh that had followed the 6
Israelites into the sea. Not one of them "Your right hand, O Lord , was majestic
survived. in power. Your right hand, O Lord ,
shattered the enemy.
29
But the Israelites went through the sea 7
on dry ground, with a wall of water on In the greatness of your majesty you
their right and on their left. threw down those who opposed you.
You unleashed your burning anger; it
30
consumed them like stubble.
That day the Lord saved Israel from
the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel 8
saw the Egyptians lying dead on the By the blast of your nostrils the waters
shore. piled up. The surging waters stood firm
like a wall; the deep waters congealed in
31
the heart of the sea.
And when the Israelites saw the great
power the Lord displayed against the 9
Egyptians, the people feared the Lord "The enemy boasted, 'I will pursue, I
and put their trust in him and in Moses will overtake them. I will divide the
his servant. spoils; I will gorge myself on them. I will
draw my sword and my hand will
destroy them.'

10 19
But you blew with your breath, and the When Pharaoh's horses, chariots and
sea covered them. They sank like lead horsemen went into the sea, the Lord
in the mighty waters. brought the waters of the sea back over
them, but the Israelites walked through
11
"Who among the gods is like you, O the sea on dry ground.
Lord ? Who is like you- majestic in
20
holiness, awesome in glory, working Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's
wonders? sister, took a tambourine in her hand,
and all the women followed her, with
12
You stretched out your right hand and tambourines and dancing.
the earth swallowed them.
21
Miriam sang to them: "Sing to the
13
"In your unfailing love you will lead the Lord , for he is highly exalted. The horse
people you have redeemed. In your and its rider he has hurled into the sea."
strength you will guide them to your holy
22
dwelling. Then Moses led Israel from the Red
Sea and they went into the Desert of
14
The nations will hear and tremble; Shur. For three days they traveled in the
anguish will grip the people of Philistia. desert without finding water.

23
15
The chiefs of Edom will be terrified, the When they came to Marah, they could
leaders of Moab will be seized with not drink its water because it was bitter.
trembling, the people of Canaan will (That is why the place is called Marah. )
melt away;
24
So the people grumbled against
16
terror and dread will fall upon them. By Moses, saying, "What are we to drink?"
the power of your arm they will be as
25
still as a stone- until your people pass Then Moses cried out to the Lord , and
by, O Lord , until the people you bought the Lord showed him a piece of wood.
pass by. He threw it into the water, and the water
became sweet. There the Lord made a
17
You will bring them in and plant them decree and a law for them, and there he
on the mountain of your inheritance- the tested them.
place, O Lord , you made for your
26
dwelling, the sanctuary, O Lord, your He said, "If you listen carefully to the
hands established. voice of the Lord your God and do what
is right in his eyes, if you pay attention
18
The Lord will reign for ever and ever." to his commands and keep all his
decrees, I will not bring on you any of
the diseases I brought on the Egyptians,
for I am the Lord , who heals you."

27 7
Then they came to Elim, where there and in the morning you will see the
were twelve springs and seventy palm glory of the Lord , because he has heard
trees, and they camped there near the your grumbling against him. Who are
water. we, that you should grumble against
us?"

16The whole Israelite community set 8
Moses also said, "You will know that it
was the Lord when he gives you meat to
out from Elim and came to the Desert of
Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on eat in the evening and all the bread you
the fifteenth day of the second month want in the morning, because he has
after they had come out of Egypt. heard your grumbling against him. Who
are we? You are not grumbling against
2
us, but against the Lord ."
In the desert the whole community
grumbled against Moses and Aaron. 9
Then Moses told Aaron, "Say to the
3
entire Israelite community, 'Come before
The Israelites said to them, "If only we the Lord , for he has heard your
had died by the Lord 's hand in Egypt! grumbling.' "
There we sat around pots of meat and
ate all the food we wanted, but you have 10
brought us out into this desert to starve While Aaron was speaking to the
this entire assembly to death." whole Israelite community, they looked
toward the desert, and there was the
4
glory of the Lord appearing in the cloud.
Then the Lord said to Moses, "I will rain
down bread from heaven for you. The 11
people are to go out each day and The Lord said to Moses,
gather enough for that day. In this way I
12
will test them and see whether they will "I have heard the grumbling of the
follow my instructions. Israelites. Tell them, 'At twilight you will
eat meat, and in the morning you will be
5
On the sixth day they are to prepare filled with bread. Then you will know that
what they bring in, and that is to be I am the Lord your God.' "
twice as much as they gather on the
13
other days." That evening quail came and covered
the camp, and in the morning there was
6
So Moses and Aaron said to all the a layer of dew around the camp.
Israelites, "In the evening you will know
14
that it was the Lord who brought you out When the dew was gone, thin flakes
of Egypt, like frost on the ground appeared on the
desert floor.

15
When the Israelites saw it, they said to
each other, "What is it?" For they did not
know what it was. Moses said to them,

24
"It is the bread the Lord has given you to So they saved it until morning, as
eat. Moses commanded, and it did not stink
or get maggots in it.
16
This is what the Lord has commanded:
25
'Each one is to gather as much as he "Eat it today," Moses said, "because
needs. Take an omer for each person today is a Sabbath to the Lord . You will
you have in your tent.' " not find any of it on the ground today.

17 26
The Israelites did as they were told; Six days you are to gather it, but on
some gathered much, some little. the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will
not be any."
18
And when they measured it by the
27
omer, he who gathered much did not Nevertheless, some of the people went
have too much, and he who gathered out on the seventh day to gather it, but
little did not have too little. Each one they found none.
gathered as much as he needed.
28
Then the Lord said to Moses, "How
19
Then Moses said to them, "No one is long will you refuse to keep my
to keep any of it until morning." commands and my instructions?

20 29
However, some of them paid no Bear in mind that the Lord has given
attention to Moses; they kept part of it you the Sabbath; that is why on the sixth
until morning, but it was full of maggots day he gives you bread for two days.
and began to smell. So Moses was Everyone is to stay where he is on the
angry with them. seventh day; no one is to go out."

21 30
Each morning everyone gathered as So the people rested on the seventh
much as he needed, and when the sun day.
grew hot, it melted away.
31
The people of Israel called the bread
22
On the sixth day, they gathered twice manna. It was white like coriander seed
as much-two omers for each person-and and tasted like wafers made with honey.
the leaders of the community came and
reported this to Moses. 32
Moses said, "This is what the Lord has
commanded: 'Take an omer of manna
23
He said to them, "This is what the Lord and keep it for the generations to come,
commanded: 'Tomorrow is to be a day of so they can see the bread I gave you to
rest, a holy Sabbath to the Lord . So eat in the desert when I brought you out
bake what you want to bake and boil of Egypt.' "
what you want to boil. Save whatever is
left and keep it until morning.' " 33
So Moses said to Aaron, "Take a jar
and put an omer of manna in it. Then

6
place it before the Lord to be kept for I will stand there before you by the rock
the generations to come." at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will
come out of it for the people to drink."
34
As the Lord commanded Moses, Aaron So Moses did this in the sight of the
put the manna in front of the Testimony, elders of Israel.
that it might be kept.
7
And he called the place Massah and
35
The Israelites ate manna forty years, Meribah because the Israelites
until they came to a land that was quarreled and because they tested the
settled; they ate manna until they Lord saying, "Is the Lord among us or
reached the border of Canaan. not?"

8
36
(An omer is one tenth of an ephah.) The Amalekites came and attacked the
Israelites at Rephidim.

17The whole Israelite community set 9
Moses said to Joshua, "Choose some
of our men and go out to fight the
out from the Desert of Sin, traveling Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top
from place to place as the Lord of the hill with the staff of God in my
commanded. They camped at Rephidim, hands."
but there was no water for the people to
drink. 10
So Joshua fought the Amalekites as
2
Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron
So they quarreled with Moses and said, and Hur went to the top of the hill.
"Give us water to drink." Moses replied,
"Why do you quarrel with me? Why do 11
you put the Lord to the test?" As long as Moses held up his hands,
the Israelites were winning, but
3
whenever he lowered his hands, the
But the people were thirsty for water Amalekites were winning.
there, and they grumbled against
Moses. They said, "Why did you bring 12
us up out of Egypt to make us and our When Moses' hands grew tired, they
children and livestock die of thirst?" took a stone and put it under him and he
sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands
4
up-one on one side, one on the other-so
Then Moses cried out to the Lord , that his hands remained steady till
"What am I to do with these people? sunset.
They are almost ready to stone me."
13
5
So Joshua overcame the Amalekite
The Lord answered Moses, "Walk on army with the sword.
ahead of the people. Take with you
some of the elders of Israel and take in 14
your hand the staff with which you struck Then the Lord said to Moses, "Write
the Nile, and go. this on a scroll as something to be
remembered and make sure that

7
Joshua hears it, because I will So Moses went out to meet his father-
completely blot out the memory of in-law and bowed down and kissed him.
Amalek from under heaven." They greeted each other and then went
into the tent.
15
Moses built an altar and called it The
8
Lord is my Banner. Moses told his father-in-law about
everything the Lord had done to
16
He said, "For hands were lifted up to Pharaoh and the Egyptians for Israel's
the throne of the Lord . The Lord will be sake and about all the hardships they
at war against the Amalekites from had met along the way and how the
generation to generation." Lord had saved them.

9
Jethro was delighted to hear about all
18Now Jethro, the priest of Midian the good things the Lord had done for
Israel in rescuing them from the hand of
and father-in-law of Moses, heard of the Egyptians.
everything God had done for Moses and
for his people Israel, and how the Lord 10
had brought Israel out of Egypt. He said, "Praise be to the Lord , who
rescued you from the hand of the
2
Egyptians and of Pharaoh, and who
After Moses had sent away his wife rescued the people from the hand of the
Zipporah, his father-in-law Jethro Egyptians.
received her
11
3
Now I know that the Lord is greater
and her two sons. One son was named than all other gods, for he did this to
Gershom, for Moses said, "I have those who had treated Israel arrogantly."
become an alien in a foreign land";
12
4
Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law,
and the other was named Eliezer, for he brought a burnt offering and other
said, "My father's God was my helper; sacrifices to God, and Aaron came with
he saved me from the sword of all the elders of Israel to eat bread with
Pharaoh." Moses' father-in-law in the presence of
God.
5
Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, together
with Moses' sons and wife, came to him 13
The next day Moses took his seat to
in the desert, where he was camped serve as judge for the people, and they
near the mountain of God. stood around him from morning till
evening.
6
Jethro had sent word to him, "I, your
father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you 14
When his father-in-law saw all that
with your wife and her two sons." Moses was doing for the people, he
said, "What is this you are doing for the
people? Why do you alone sit as judge,

23
while all these people stand around you If you do this and God so commands,
from morning till evening?" you will be able to stand the strain, and
all these people will go home satisfied."
15
Moses answered him, "Because the
24
people come to me to seek God's will. Moses listened to his father-in-law and
did everything he said.
16
Whenever they have a dispute, it is
25
brought to me, and I decide between the He chose capable men from all Israel
parties and inform them of God's and made them leaders of the people,
decrees and laws." officials over thousands, hundreds,
fifties and tens.
17
Moses' father-in-law replied, "What you
26
are doing is not good. They served as judges for the people
at all times. The difficult cases they
18
You and these people who come to brought to Moses, but the simple ones
you will only wear yourselves out. The they decided themselves.
work is too heavy for you; you cannot
27
handle it alone. Then Moses sent his father-in-law on
his way, and Jethro returned to his own
19
Listen now to me and I will give you country.
some advice, and may God be with you.
You must be the people's representative
before God and bring their disputes to
him.
19In the third month after the
Israelites left Egypt-on the very day-they
came to the Desert of Sinai.
20
Teach them the decrees and laws, and
show them the way to live and the 2
After they set out from Rephidim, they
duties they are to perform. entered the Desert of Sinai, and Israel
camped there in the desert in front of
21
But select capable men from all the the mountain.
people-men who fear God, trustworthy
men who hate dishonest gain-and 3
Then Moses went up to God, and the
appoint them as officials over Lord called to him from the mountain
thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. and said, "This is what you are to say to
the house of Jacob and what you are to
22
Have them serve as judges for the tell the people of Israel:
people at all times, but have them bring
every difficult case to you; the simple 4
'You yourselves have seen what I did to
cases they can decide themselves. That Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles'
will make your load lighter, because they wings and brought you to myself.
will share it with you.

5
Now if you obey me fully and keep my Whether man or animal, he shall not be
covenant, then out of all nations you will permitted to live.' Only when the ram's
be my treasured possession. Although horn sounds a long blast may they go
the whole earth is mine, up to the mountain."

6 14
you will be for me a kingdom of priests After Moses had gone down the
and a holy nation.' These are the words mountain to the people, he consecrated
you are to speak to the Israelites." them, and they washed their clothes.

7 15
So Moses went back and summoned Then he said to the people, "Prepare
the elders of the people and set before yourselves for the third day. Abstain
them all the words the Lord had from sexual relations."
commanded him to speak.
16
On the morning of the third day there
8
The people all responded together, "We was thunder and lightning, with a thick
will do everything the Lord has said." So cloud over the mountain, and a very
Moses brought their answer back to the loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the
Lord . camp trembled.

9 17
The Lord said to Moses, "I am going to Then Moses led the people out of the
come to you in a dense cloud, so that camp to meet with God, and they stood
the people will hear me speaking with at the foot of the mountain.
you and will always put their trust in
you." Then Moses told the Lord what the 18
Mount Sinai was covered with smoke,
people had said. because the Lord descended on it in
fire. The smoke billowed up from it like
10
And the Lord said to Moses, "Go to the smoke from a furnace, the whole
people and consecrate them today and mountain trembled violently,
tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes
19
and the sound of the trumpet grew
11
and be ready by the third day, because louder and louder. Then Moses spoke
on that day the Lord will come down on and the voice of God answered him.
Mount Sinai in the sight of all the
people. 20
The Lord descended to the top of
Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top
12
Put limits for the people around the of the mountain. So Moses went up
mountain and tell them, 'Be careful that
you do not go up the mountain or touch 21
and the Lord said to him, "Go down
the foot of it. Whoever touches the and warn the people so they do not
mountain shall surely be put to death. force their way through to see the Lord
and many of them perish.
13
He shall surely be stoned or shot with
arrows; not a hand is to be laid on him.

22 6
Even the priests, who approach the but showing love to a thousand
Lord , must consecrate themselves, or [generations] of those who love me and
the Lord will break out against them." keep my commandments.

23 7
Moses said to the Lord , "The people "You shall not misuse the name of the
cannot come up Mount Sinai, because Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold
you yourself warned us, 'Put limits anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
around the mountain and set it apart as
holy.' " 8
"Remember the Sabbath day by
keeping it holy.
24
The Lord replied, "Go down and bring
Aaron up with you. But the priests and 9
Six days you shall labor and do all your
the people must not force their way work,
through to come up to the Lord , or he
will break out against them." 10
but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the
Lord your God. On it you shall not do
25
So Moses went down to the people any work, neither you, nor your son or
and told them. daughter, nor your manservant or
maidservant, nor your animals, nor the
alien within your gates.
20And God spoke all these words: 11
For in six days the Lord made the
2
"I am the Lord your God, who brought heavens and the earth, the sea, and all
you out of Egypt, out of the land of that is in them, but he rested on the
slavery. seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed
the Sabbath day and made it holy.
3
"You shall have no other gods before 12
me. "Honor your father and your mother, so
that you may live long in the land the
4
Lord your God is giving you.
"You shall not make for yourself an idol
in the form of anything in heaven above 13
or on the earth beneath or in the waters "You shall not murder.
below.
14
"You shall not commit adultery.
5
You shall not bow down to them or
15
worship them; for I, the Lord your God, "You shall not steal.
am a jealous God, punishing the
children for the sin of the fathers to the 16
"You shall not give false testimony
third and fourth generation of those who against your neighbor.
hate me,
17
"You shall not covet your neighbor's
house. You shall not covet your

26
neighbor's wife, or his manservant or And do not go up to my altar on steps,
maidservant, his ox or donkey, or lest your nakedness be exposed on it.'
anything that belongs to your neighbor."

18
When the people saw the thunder and
lightning and heard the trumpet and saw
21"These are the laws you are to set
before them:
the mountain in smoke, they trembled
with fear. They stayed at a distance 2
"If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to
19
serve you for six years. But in the
and said to Moses, "Speak to us seventh year, he shall go free, without
yourself and we will listen. But do not paying anything.
have God speak to us or we will die."
3
20
If he comes alone, he is to go free
Moses said to the people, "Do not be alone; but if he has a wife when he
afraid. God has come to test you, so that comes, she is to go with him.
the fear of God will be with you to keep
you from sinning." 4
If his master gives him a wife and she
21
bears him sons or daughters, the
The people remained at a distance, woman and her children shall belong to
while Moses approached the thick her master, and only the man shall go
darkness where God was. free.
22
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Tell the 5
"But if the servant declares, 'I love my
Israelites this: 'You have seen for master and my wife and children and do
yourselves that I have spoken to you not want to go free,'
from heaven:
6
23
then his master must take him before
Do not make any gods to be alongside the judges. He shall take him to the door
me; do not make for yourselves gods of or the doorpost and pierce his ear with
silver or gods of gold. an awl. Then he will be his servant for
life.
24
" 'Make an altar of earth for me and
sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and 7
"If a man sells his daughter as a
fellowship offerings, your sheep and servant, she is not to go free as
goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause menservants do.
my name to be honored, I will come to
you and bless you. 8
If she does not please the master who
25
has selected her for himself, he must let
If you make an altar of stones for me, her be redeemed. He has no right to sell
do not build it with dressed stones, for her to foreigners, because he has
you will defile it if you use a tool on it. broken faith with her.

9 20
If he selects her for his son, he must "If a man beats his male or female
grant her the rights of a daughter. slave with a rod and the slave dies as a
direct result, he must be punished,
10
If he marries another woman, he must
21
not deprive the first one of her food, but he is not to be punished if the slave
clothing and marital rights. gets up after a day or two, since the
slave is his property.
11
If he does not provide her with these
22
three things, she is to go free, without "If men who are fighting hit a pregnant
any payment of money. woman and she gives birth prematurely
but there is no serious injury, the
12
"Anyone who strikes a man and kills offender must be fined whatever the
him shall surely be put to death. woman's husband demands and the
court allows.
13
However, if he does not do it
23
intentionally, but God lets it happen, he But if there is serious injury, you are to
is to flee to a place I will designate. take life for life,

24
14
But if a man schemes and kills another eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for
man deliberately, take him away from hand, foot for foot,
my altar and put him to death.
25
burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise
15
"Anyone who attacks his father or his for bruise.
mother must be put to death.
26
"If a man hits a manservant or
16
"Anyone who kidnaps another and maidservant in the eye and destroys it,
either sells him or still has him when he he must let the servant go free to
is caught must be put to death. compensate for the eye.

27
17
"Anyone who curses his father or And if he knocks out the tooth of a
mother must be put to death. manservant or maidservant, he must let
the servant go free to compensate for
18 the tooth.
"If men quarrel and one hits the other
with a stone or with his fist and he does
28
not die but is confined to bed, "If a bull gores a man or a woman to
death, the bull must be stoned to death,
19 and its meat must not be eaten. But the
the one who struck the blow will not be
owner of the bull will not be held
held responsible if the other gets up and
responsible.
walks around outside with his staff;
however, he must pay the injured man
29
for the loss of his time and see that he is If, however, the bull has had the habit
completely healed. of goring and the owner has been
warned but has not kept it penned up

2
and it kills a man or woman, the bull "If a thief is caught breaking in and is
must be stoned and the owner also struck so that he dies, the defender is
must be put to death. not guilty of bloodshed;

30 3
However, if payment is demanded of but if it happens after sunrise, he is
him, he may redeem his life by paying guilty of bloodshed. "A thief must
whatever is demanded. certainly make restitution, but if he has
nothing, he must be sold to pay for his
31
This law also applies if the bull gores a theft.
son or daughter.
4
"If the stolen animal is found alive in his
32
If the bull gores a male or female possession-whether ox or donkey or
slave, the owner must pay thirty shekels sheep-he must pay back double.
of silver to the master of the slave, and
5
the bull must be stoned. "If a man grazes his livestock in a field
or vineyard and lets them stray and they
33
"If a man uncovers a pit or digs one graze in another man's field, he must
and fails to cover it and an ox or a make restitution from the best of his own
donkey falls into it, field or vineyard.

6
34
the owner of the pit must pay for the "If a fire breaks out and spreads into
loss; he must pay its owner, and the thornbushes so that it burns shocks of
dead animal will be his. grain or standing grain or the whole
field, the one who started the fire must
35 make restitution.
"If a man's bull injures the bull of
another and it dies, they are to sell the
7
live one and divide both the money and "If a man gives his neighbor silver or
the dead animal equally. goods for safekeeping and they are
stolen from the neighbor's house, the
36 thief, if he is caught, must pay back
However, if it was known that the bull
double.
had the habit of goring, yet the owner
did not keep it penned up, the owner
8
must pay, animal for animal, and the But if the thief is not found, the owner of
dead animal will be his. the house must appear before the
judges to determine whether he has laid
his hands on the other man's property.
22"If a man steals an ox or a sheep 9
In all cases of illegal possession of an
and slaughters it or sells it, he must pay ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or
back five head of cattle for the ox and any other lost property about which
four sheep for the sheep. somebody says, 'This is mine,' both
parties are to bring their cases before
the judges. The one whom the judges

18
declare guilty must pay back double to "Do not allow a sorceress to live.
his neighbor.
19
"Anyone who has sexual relations with
10
"If a man gives a donkey, an ox, a an animal must be put to death.
sheep or any other animal to his
neighbor for safekeeping and it dies or 20
"Whoever sacrifices to any god other
is injured or is taken away while no one than the Lord must be destroyed.
is looking,
21
"Do not mistreat an alien or oppress
11
the issue between them will be settled him, for you were aliens in Egypt.
by the taking of an oath before the Lord
that the neighbor did not lay hands on 22
"Do not take advantage of a widow or
the other person's property. The owner an orphan.
is to accept this, and no restitution is
required. 23
If you do and they cry out to me, I will
12 certainly hear their cry.
But if the animal was stolen from the
neighbor, he must make restitution to 24
the owner. My anger will be aroused, and I will kill
you with the sword; your wives will
13 become widows and your children
If it was torn to pieces by a wild animal, fatherless.
he shall bring in the remains as
evidence and he will not be required to 25
pay for the torn animal. "If you lend money to one of my people
among you who is needy, do not be like
14 a moneylender; charge him no interest.
"If a man borrows an animal from his
neighbor and it is injured or dies while 26
the owner is not present, he must make If you take your neighbor's cloak as a
restitution. pledge, return it to him by sunset,

27
15
But if the owner is with the animal, the because his cloak is the only covering
borrower will not have to pay. If the he has for his body. What else will he
animal was hired, the money paid for sleep in? When he cries out to me, I will
the hire covers the loss. hear, for I am compassionate.

28
16
"If a man seduces a virgin who is not "Do not blaspheme God or curse the
pledged to be married and sleeps with ruler of your people.
her, he must pay the bride-price, and
29
she shall be his wife. "Do not hold back offerings from your
granaries or your vats. "You must give
17
If her father absolutely refuses to give me the firstborn of your sons.
her to him, he must still pay the bride-
price for virgins.

30 9
Do the same with your cattle and your "Do not oppress an alien; you
sheep. Let them stay with their mothers yourselves know how it feels to be
for seven days, but give them to me on aliens, because you were aliens in
the eighth day. Egypt.

31 10
"You are to be my holy people. So do "For six years you are to sow your
not eat the meat of an animal torn by fields and harvest the crops,
wild beasts; throw it to the dogs.
11
but during the seventh year let the land
lie unplowed and unused. Then the poor
23"Do not spread false reports. Do among your people may get food from it,
and the wild animals may eat what they
not help a wicked man by being a
malicious witness. leave. Do the same with your vineyard
and your olive grove.
2
"Do not follow the crowd in doing 12
wrong. When you give testimony in a "Six days do your work, but on the
lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding seventh day do not work, so that your ox
with the crowd, and your donkey may rest and the slave
born in your household, and the alien as
3
well, may be refreshed.
and do not show favoritism to a poor
man in his lawsuit. 13
"Be careful to do everything I have
4
said to you. Do not invoke the names of
"If you come across your enemy's ox or other gods; do not let them be heard on
donkey wandering off, be sure to take it your lips.
back to him.
14
5
"Three times a year you are to
If you see the donkey of someone who celebrate a festival to me.
hates you fallen down under its load, do
not leave it there; be sure you help him 15
with it. "Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened
Bread; for seven days eat bread made
6
without yeast, as I commanded you. Do
"Do not deny justice to your poor this at the appointed time in the month
people in their lawsuits. of Abib, for in that month you came out
of Egypt. "No one is to appear before
7
Have nothing to do with a false charge me empty-handed.
and do not put an innocent or honest
person to death, for I will not acquit the 16
"Celebrate the Feast of Harvest with
guilty. the firstfruits of the crops you sow in
your field. "Celebrate the Feast of
8
"Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe Ingathering at the end of the year, when
blinds those who see and twists the you gather in your crops from the field.
words of the righteous.

17 26
"Three times a year all the men are to and none will miscarry or be barren in
appear before the Sovereign Lord . your land. I will give you a full life span.

18 27
"Do not offer the blood of a sacrifice to "I will send my terror ahead of you and
me along with anything containing throw into confusion every nation you
yeast. "The fat of my festival offerings encounter. I will make all your enemies
must not be kept until morning. turn their backs and run.

19 28
"Bring the best of the firstfruits of your I will send the hornet ahead of you to
soil to the house of the Lord your God. drive the Hivites, Canaanites and
"Do not cook a young goat in its Hittites out of your way.
mother's milk.
29
But I will not drive them out in a single
20
"See, I am sending an angel ahead of year, because the land would become
you to guard you along the way and to desolate and the wild animals too
bring you to the place I have prepared. numerous for you.

21 30
Pay attention to him and listen to what Little by little I will drive them out
he says. Do not rebel against him; he before you, until you have increased
will not forgive your rebellion, since my enough to take possession of the land.
Name is in him.
31
"I will establish your borders from the
22
If you listen carefully to what he says Red Sea to the Sea of the Philistines,
and do all that I say, I will be an enemy and from the desert to the River. I will
to your enemies and will oppose those hand over to you the people who live in
who oppose you. the land and you will drive them out
before you.
23
My angel will go ahead of you and
32
bring you into the land of the Amorites, Do not make a covenant with them or
Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites with their gods.
and Jebusites, and I will wipe them out.
33
Do not let them live in your land, or
24
Do not bow down before their gods or they will cause you to sin against me,
worship them or follow their practices. because the worship of their gods will
You must demolish them and break their certainly be a snare to you."
sacred stones to pieces.

25
Worship the Lord your God, and his
blessing will be on your food and water.
24Then he said to Moses, "Come up
to the Lord , you and Aaron, Nadab and
I will take away sickness from among Abihu, and seventy of the elders of
you, Israel. You are to worship at a distance,

2 11
but Moses alone is to approach the But God did not raise his hand against
Lord ; the others must not come near. these leaders of the Israelites; they saw
And the people may not come up with God, and they ate and drank.
him."
12
The Lord said to Moses, "Come up to
3
When Moses went and told the people me on the mountain and stay here, and I
all the Lord 's words and laws, they will give you the tablets of stone, with
responded with one voice, "Everything the law and commands I have written for
the Lord has said we will do." their instruction."

4 13
Moses then wrote down everything the Then Moses set out with Joshua his
Lord had said. He got up early the next aide, and Moses went up on the
morning and built an altar at the foot of mountain of God.
the mountain and set up twelve stone
pillars representing the twelve tribes of 14
He said to the elders, "Wait here for us
Israel. until we come back to you. Aaron and
Hur are with you, and anyone involved
5
Then he sent young Israelite men, and in a dispute can go to them."
they offered burnt offerings and
sacrificed young bulls as fellowship 15
When Moses went up on the mountain,
offerings to the Lord . the cloud covered it,
6
Moses took half of the blood and put it 16
and the glory of the Lord settled on
in bowls, and the other half he sprinkled Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud
on the altar. covered the mountain, and on the
seventh day the Lord called to Moses
7
Then he took the Book of the Covenant from within the cloud.
and read it to the people. They
responded, "We will do everything the 17
To the Israelites the glory of the Lord
Lord has said; we will obey." looked like a consuming fire on top of
the mountain.
8
Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it
on the people and said, "This is the 18
Then Moses entered the cloud as he
blood of the covenant that the Lord has went on up the mountain. And he stayed
made with you in accordance with all on the mountain forty days and forty
these words." nights.
9
Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu,
and the seventy elders of Israel went up 25The Lord said to Moses,
10
and saw the God of Israel. Under his 2
feet was something like a pavement "Tell the Israelites to bring me an
made of sapphire, clear as the sky itself. offering. You are to receive the offering

14
for me from each man whose heart Insert the poles into the rings on the
prompts him to give. sides of the chest to carry it.

3 15
These are the offerings you are to The poles are to remain in the rings of
receive from them: gold, silver and this ark; they are not to be removed.
bronze;
16
Then put in the ark the Testimony,
4
blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine which I will give you.
linen; goat hair;
17
"Make an atonement cover of pure
5
ram skins dyed red and hides of sea gold-two and a half cubits long and a
cows ; acacia wood; cubit and a half wide.

6 18
olive oil for the light; spices for the And make two cherubim out of
anointing oil and for the fragrant hammered gold at the ends of the cover.
incense;
19
Make one cherub on one end and the
7
and onyx stones and other gems to be second cherub on the other; make the
mounted on the ephod and breastpiece. cherubim of one piece with the cover, at
the two ends.
8
"Then have them make a sanctuary for
20
me, and I will dwell among them. The cherubim are to have their wings
spread upward, overshadowing the
9
Make this tabernacle and all its cover with them. The cherubim are to
furnishings exactly like the pattern I will face each other, looking toward the
show you. cover.

21
10
"Have them make a chest of acacia Place the cover on top of the ark and
wood-two and a half cubits long, a cubit put in the ark the Testimony, which I will
and a half wide, and a cubit and a half give you.
high.
22
There, above the cover between the
11
Overlay it with pure gold, both inside two cherubim that are over the ark of the
and out, and make a gold molding Testimony, I will meet with you and give
around it. you all my commands for the Israelites.

23
12
Cast four gold rings for it and fasten "Make a table of acacia wood-two
them to its four feet, with two rings on cubits long, a cubit wide and a cubit and
one side and two rings on the other. a half high.

24
13
Then make poles of acacia wood and Overlay it with pure gold and make a
overlay them with gold. gold molding around it.

25
Also make around it a rim a a second bud under the second pair,
handbreadth wide and put a gold and a third bud under the third pair-six
molding on the rim. branches in all.

26 36
Make four gold rings for the table and The buds and branches shall all be of
fasten them to the four corners, where one piece with the lampstand,
the four legs are. hammered out of pure gold.

27 37
The rings are to be close to the rim to "Then make its seven lamps and set
hold the poles used in carrying the table. them up on it so that they light the space
in front of it.
28
Make the poles of acacia wood,
38
overlay them with gold and carry the Its wick trimmers and trays are to be of
table with them. pure gold.

29 39
And make its plates and dishes of pure A talent of pure gold is to be used for
gold, as well as its pitchers and bowls the lampstand and all these
for the pouring out of offerings. accessories.

30 40
Put the bread of the Presence on this See that you make them according to
table to be before me at all times. the pattern shown you on the mountain.

31
"Make a lampstand of pure gold and
hammer it out, base and shaft; its
flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms
26"Make the tabernacle with ten
curtains of finely twisted linen and blue,
shall be of one piece with it. purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim
worked into them by a skilled craftsman.
32
Six branches are to extend from the
sides of the lampstand-three on one 2
All the curtains are to be the same size-
side and three on the other. twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits
wide.
33
Three cups shaped like almond flowers
with buds and blossoms are to be on 3
Join five of the curtains together, and
one branch, three on the next branch, do the same with the other five.
and the same for all six branches
extending from the lampstand. 4
Make loops of blue material along the
34
edge of the end curtain in one set, and
And on the lampstand there are to be do the same with the end curtain in the
four cups shaped like almond flowers other set.
with buds and blossoms.

35
One bud shall be under the first pair of
branches extending from the lampstand,

5 15
Make fifty loops on one curtain and fifty "Make upright frames of acacia wood
loops on the end curtain of the other set, for the tabernacle.
with the loops opposite each other.
16
Each frame is to be ten cubits long and
6
Then make fifty gold clasps and use a cubit and a half wide,
them to fasten the curtains together so
that the tabernacle is a unit. 17
with two projections set parallel to
each other. Make all the frames of the
7
"Make curtains of goat hair for the tent tabernacle in this way.
over the tabernacle-eleven altogether.
18
Make twenty frames for the south side
8
All eleven curtains are to be the same of the tabernacle
size-thirty cubits long and four cubits
wide. 19
and make forty silver bases to go
under them-two bases for each frame,
9
Join five of the curtains together into one under each projection.
one set and the other six into another
set. Fold the sixth curtain double at the 20
For the other side, the north side of the
front of the tent. tabernacle, make twenty frames
10
Make fifty loops along the edge of the 21
and forty silver bases-two under each
end curtain in one set and also along frame.
the edge of the end curtain in the other
set. 22
Make six frames for the far end, that is,
the west end of the tabernacle,
11
Then make fifty bronze clasps and put
them in the loops to fasten the tent 23
and make two frames for the corners
together as a unit. at the far end.
12
As for the additional length of the tent 24
At these two corners they must be
curtains, the half curtain that is left over double from the bottom all the way to
is to hang down at the rear of the the top, and fitted into a single ring; both
tabernacle. shall be like that.
13
The tent curtains will be a cubit longer 25
So there will be eight frames and
on both sides; what is left will hang over sixteen silver bases-two under each
the sides of the tabernacle so as to frame.
cover it.
26
14 "Also make crossbars of acacia wood:
Make for the tent a covering of ram five for the frames on one side of the
skins dyed red, and over that a covering tabernacle,
of hides of sea cows.

27
five for those on the other side, and gold. And cast five bronze bases for
five for the frames on the west, at the far them.
end of the tabernacle.

28
The center crossbar is to extend from
end to end at the middle of the frames.
27"Build an altar of acacia wood,
three cubits high; it is to be square, five
cubits long and five cubits wide.
29
Overlay the frames with gold and make
gold rings to hold the crossbars. Also 2
Make a horn at each of the four
overlay the crossbars with gold. corners, so that the horns and the altar
are of one piece, and overlay the altar
30
"Set up the tabernacle according to the with bronze.
plan shown you on the mountain.
3
Make all its utensils of bronze-its pots
31
"Make a curtain of blue, purple and to remove the ashes, and its shovels,
scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen, with sprinkling bowls, meat forks and
cherubim worked into it by a skilled firepans.
craftsman.
4
Make a grating for it, a bronze network,
32
Hang it with gold hooks on four posts and make a bronze ring at each of the
of acacia wood overlaid with gold and four corners of the network.
standing on four silver bases.
5
Put it under the ledge of the altar so
33
Hang the curtain from the clasps and that it is halfway up the altar.
place the ark of the Testimony behind
the curtain. The curtain will separate the 6
Make poles of acacia wood for the altar
Holy Place from the Most Holy Place. and overlay them with bronze.
34
Put the atonement cover on the ark of 7
The poles are to be inserted into the
the Testimony in the Most Holy Place. rings so they will be on two sides of the
altar when it is carried.
35
Place the table outside the curtain on
the north side of the tabernacle and put 8
Make the altar hollow, out of boards. It
the lampstand opposite it on the south is to be made just as you were shown
side. on the mountain.
36
"For the entrance to the tent make a 9
"Make a courtyard for the tabernacle.
curtain of blue, purple and scarlet yarn The south side shall be a hundred cubits
and finely twisted linen-the work of an long and is to have curtains of finely
embroiderer. twisted linen,
37
Make gold hooks for this curtain and
five posts of acacia wood overlaid with

a turban and a sash. 17 All the posts around the courtyard are to have silver bands and hooks. . so they may serve me as priests. for the generations to come. are to be of 11 The north side shall also be a hundred bronze. purple and scarlet yarn. for his bases. a robe. cubits long and is to have curtains. 18 The courtyard shall be a hundred They are to make these sacred cubits long and fifty cubits wide. high. that the lamps may be kept burning. with garments for your brother Aaron and his curtains of finely twisted linen five cubits sons. ten posts and ten bases. 28"Have Aaron your brother brought 14 Curtains fifteen cubits long are to be on one side of the entrance. toward the sunrise. including all the tent pegs for it and those for the courtyard. 5 Have them use gold. and three bases. with three posts priests. make: a breastpiece. and blue. along with his sons Nadab and Abihu. an ephod. provide a curtain twenty cubits long. Eleazar 15 and curtains fifteen cubits long are to and Ithamar. and fine linen. function. with 20 twenty posts and twenty bronze bases "Command the Israelites to bring you and with silver hooks and bands on the clear oil of pressed olives for the light so posts. so he may serve me as priest. to give him dignity and honor. whatever their on the posts. purple and scarlet yarn and finely 3 Tell all the skilled men to whom I have twisted linen-the work of an given wisdom in such matters that they embroiderer-with four posts and four are to make garments for Aaron. Aaron and his sons are to keep the lamps burning before the Lord from 13 On the east end. outside the fifty cubits wide and have curtains. and with bronze bases.10 19 with twenty posts and twenty bronze All the other articles used in the bases and with silver hooks and bands service of the tabernacle. to you from among the Israelites. of blue. consecration. 2 Make sacred garments for your brother 16 "For the entrance to the courtyard. 12 21 "The west end of the courtyard shall be In the Tent of Meeting. with curtain that is in front of the Testimony. a woven tunic. and 4 These are the garments they are to bronze bases. evening till morning. Aaron. with three posts and three bases. This is to be a the courtyard shall also be fifty cubits lasting ordinance among the Israelites wide. so they may serve me as be on the other side.

and of blue. Mount them in gold filigree settings. 13 Make gold filigree settings 24 Fasten the two gold chains to the rings 14 and two braided chains of pure gold. 25 and the other ends of the chains to the two settings. and of finely twisted linen. and attach the chains to the settings. Aaron is to bear chains of pure gold. Then mount the each of the names of the sons of Israel. 11 Engrave the names of the sons of Israel on the two stones the way a gem 21 There are to be twelve stones. stones in gold filigree settings each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes. 7 It is to have two shoulder pieces 16 attached to two of its corners. and a jasper. a sapphire and an emerald. "Fashion a breastpiece for making purple and scarlet yarn. like a rope. and of blue. 10 in the order of their birth-six names on one stone and the remaining six on the 20 in the fourth row a chrysolite. 18 in the second row a turquoise. and with finely twisted linen. purple be a ruby. Make it like the ephod: of craftsman. span wide-and folded double. attaching them to the shoulder pieces of the ephod at the front. and scarlet yarn. an agate and an amethyst. 23 Make two gold rings for it and fasten them to two corners of the breastpiece. gold. and of finely decisions-the work of a skilled twisted linen-the work of a skilled craftsman. at the corners of the breastpiece. a topaz and a beryl. one for cutter engraves a seal. 8 17 Its skillfully woven waistband is to be Then mount four rows of precious like it-of one piece with the ephod and stones on it. purple and scarlet yarn.6 15 "Make the ephod of gold. like a rope. and with blue. so it can It is to be square-a span long and a be fastened. an onyx other. 9 "Take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel 19 in the third row a jacinth. In the first row there shall made with gold. 12 and fasten them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as memorial stones 22 "For the breastpiece make braided for the sons of Israel. the names on his shoulders as a memorial before the Lord . .

with gold bells between them. 36 "Make a plate of pure gold and 28 The rings of the breastpiece are to be engrave on it as on a seal:HOLY TO tied to the rings of the ephod with blue THE Lord . sashes and headbands for Aaron's sons. purple covering for the body. so that the breastpiece will not swing out 37 Fasten a blue cord to it to attach it to from the ephod. 29 "Whenever Aaron enters the Holy Place. . 40 Make tunics. so they may be over Aaron's heart whenever he enters the 39 "Weave the tunic of fine linen and presence of the Lord . cord. It will be on Aaron's forehead continually so that they will be 30 Also put the Urim and the Thummim in acceptable to the Lord . their gifts may be. whatever memorial before the Lord . the turban. and he sons of Israel over his heart on the will bear the guilt involved in the sacred breastpiece of decision as a continuing gifts the Israelites consecrate. reaching from the and scarlet yarn around the hem of the waist to the thigh. decisions for the Israelites over his heart before the Lord . so that it may serve me as priests. 35 Aaron must wear it when he ministers. it is to be on the front of the turban. he will bear the names of the 38 It will be on Aaron's forehead. so to the seam just above the waistband of that he will not die. 42 "Make linen undergarments as a 33 Make pomegranates of blue. connecting it to the waistband. the breastpiece. the ephod. blue cloth. Thus Aaron will make the turban of fine linen. anoint and center. The sash always bear the means of making is to be the work of an embroiderer. will not tear. 27 Make two more gold rings and attach The sound of the bells will be heard them to the bottom of the shoulder when he enters the Holy Place before pieces on the front of the ephod. robe. close the Lord and when he comes out. There shall be a woven edge like ordain them. the ephod.26 34 Make two gold rings and attach them The gold bells and the pomegranates to the other two corners of the are to alternate around the hem of the breastpiece on the inside edge next to robe. Consecrate them so they a collar around this opening. 41 After you put these clothes on your 32 with an opening for the head in its brother Aaron and his sons. to give them dignity 31 "Make the robe of the ephod entirely of and honor.

6 Put the turban on his head and attach 17 Cut the ram into pieces and wash the the sacred diadem to the turban. Fasten the ephod on him by its skillfully woven 16 Slaughter it and take the blood and waistband. so they may serve me as priests: Take a young bull and two 12 Take some of the bull's blood and put it rams without defect. so that they will not incur guilt and die. the head. and wafers spread with oil. and burn in it-along with the bull and the two them on the altar. a 8 Bring his sons and dress them in tunics pleasing aroma. wash them with water. 7 Take the anointing oil and anoint him by pouring it on his head. . 15 "Take one of the rams. Holy Place. The "Take the other ram. on the horns of the altar with your finger. 29"This is what you are to do to 11 Slaughter it in the Lord 's presence at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. It is a burnt offering to the Lord . the covering of the liver. the robe of the ephod. sprinkle it against the altar on all sides. lay their hands on its head. ephod itself and the breastpiece. 14 But burn the bull's flesh and its hide 4 Then bring Aaron and his sons to the and its offal outside the camp. "This is to be a lasting 10 "Bring the bull to the front of the Tent of ordinance for Aaron and his Meeting. and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head. an offering made to the Lord by fire. In this way you shall ordain or approach the altar to minister in the Aaron and his sons. consecrate them. and Aaron and 5 Take the garments and dress Aaron his sons shall lay their hands on its with the tunic. and both 3 Put them in a basket and present them kidneys with the fat on them. without the altar. rams. 9 and put headbands on them. and Aaron and his sons shall descendants. Then tie 19 sashes on Aaron and his sons. inner parts and the legs. putting them with the head and the other pieces. yeast. and pour out the rest of it at the base of 2 And from fine wheat flour. 18 Then burn the entire ram on the altar. and cakes mixed with oil. 13 Then take all the fat around the inner parts. make bread.43 Aaron and his sons must wear them priesthood is theirs by a lasting whenever they enter the Tent of Meeting ordinance. It is a sin entrance to the Tent of Meeting and offering.

28 This is always to be the regular share from the Israelites for Aaron and his 21 And take some of the blood on the sons. take some of its blood and "Consecrate those parts of the put it on the lobes of the right ears of ordination ram that belong to Aaron and Aaron and his sons. the 30 The son who succeeds him as priest covering of the liver. 22 "Take from this ram the fat. because Lord as a wave offering. which is before the Lord . 23 From the basket of bread made 31 "Take the ram for the ordination and without yeast. and the right thigh. Aaron and his sons are to eat the meat 24 Put all these in the hands of Aaron and of the ram and the bread that is in the his sons and wave them before the Lord basket. It must not be eaten. 32 At the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. an offering made to the Lord sacred. your share. Aaron's ordination. Then sprinkle blood against the altar on all sides. take a loaf. 34 And if any of the meat of the ordination 26 After you take the breast of the ram for ram or any bread is left over till morning. 33 They are to eat these offerings by 25 Then take them from their hands and which atonement was made for their burn them on the altar along with the ordination and consecration. their right feet. and on the big toes of the thigh that was presented. But no one burnt offering for a pleasing aroma to else may eat them. and it will be it is sacred. as a wave offering. cook the meat in a sacred place. the fat around the inner parts. the fat tail.) them seven days. both kidneys with and comes to the Tent of Meeting to the fat on them. by fire. and a wafer. It is the contribution the Israelites altar and some of the anointing oil and are to make to the Lord from their sprinkle it on Aaron and his garments fellowship offerings. 35 "Do for Aaron and his sons everything I have commanded you. to his descendants so that they can be anointed and ordained in them. Then he and his sons and their 29 "Aaron's sacred garments will belong garments will be consecrated. because they are the Lord . and on his sons and their garments. minister in the Holy Place is to wear (This is the ram for the ordination. . wave it before the burn it up.20 27 Slaughter it. taking seven days to ordain them. on the thumbs of his sons: the breast that was waved and their right hands. and a cake made with oil.

I am the the altar and consecrate it. . an offering made to the Lord by overlay them with gold. altar regularly each day: two lambs a year old. and whatever touches it will be holy. and a quarter of a hin of wine as a drink 4 offering. Make two gold rings for the altar below the molding-two on opposite sides-to 41 hold the poles used to carry it. the Lord . of a hin of oil from pressed olives. a cubit long and a 39 cubit wide. and the place will be 8 consecrated by my glory. Purify the and be their God. fire.36 45 Sacrifice a bull each day as a sin Then I will dwell among the Israelites offering to make atonement. There I will meet you and 7 speak to you. 46 They will know that I am the Lord their God. "Aaron must burn fragrant incense on the altar every morning when he tends 43 there also I will meet with the the lamps. Sacrifice the other lamb at twilight with the same grain offering and its drink 5 offering as in the morning-a pleasing Make the poles of acacia wood and aroma. and anoint it to consecrate it. consecrate Aaron and his sons to serve me as priests. and two cubits high -its horns Offer one in the morning and the other of one piece with it. altar by making atonement for it. who brought them out of Egypt so 37 For seven days make atonement for that I might dwell among them. 3 40 Overlay the top and all the sides and With the first lamb offer a tenth of an the horns with pure gold. at twilight. and make a ephah of fine flour mixed with a quarter gold molding around it. He must burn incense again when he lights the lamps at twilight so incense 44 "So I will consecrate the Tent of will burn regularly before the Lord for the Meeting and the altar and will generations to come. 6 Put the altar in front of the curtain that 42 "For the generations to come this burnt is before the ark of the Testimony-before offering is to be made regularly at the the atonement cover that is over the entrance to the Tent of Meeting before Testimony-where I will meet with you. altar will be most holy. Then the Lord their God. 2 It is to be square. 38 "This is what you are to offer on the 30"Make an altar of acacia wood for burning incense. Israelites.

Then no plague will lasting ordinance for Aaron and his come on them when you number them. old or more." 27 the table and all its articles. the work of a perfumer. and put on it. . Place it between the offering. half shekel and the poor are not to give less when you make the offering to the 25 Make these into a sacred anointing oil. 24 500 shekels of cassia-all according to the sanctuary shekel-and a hin of olive 15 The rich are not to give more than a oil. a fragrant blend. making atonement for your lives. they shall wash with water so the Lord .9 18 Do not offer on this altar any other "Make a bronze basin. for the Israelites before the Lord ." 13 Each one who crosses over to those 22 already counted is to give a half shekel. This is to be a time he is counted. according to the sanctuary shekel. 250 shekels) of fragrant 14 All who cross over. with its bronze incense or any burnt offering or grain stand." that they will not die. the altar 17 Then the Lord said to Moses. shekels of liquid myrrh. water in it. This half 23 "Take the following fine spices: 500 shekel is an offering to the Lord . Lord to atone for your lives. This annual hands and feet with water from it. and do not pour a drink offering Tent of Meeting and the altar. for washing. 16 Receive the atonement money from the Israelites and use it for the service of 26 Then use it to anoint the Tent of the Tent of Meeting. each one must they shall wash their hands and feet so pay the Lord a ransom for his life at the that they will not die. the lampstand and its accessories. 250 shekels of fragrant cane. half as much (that is. presenting an offering made to the Lord by fire. 12 "When you take a census of the 21 Israelites to count them. when they approach the altar to minister by 11 Then the Lord said to Moses. the ark of the Testimony. It is most holy to Meeting. It will be the sacred anointing oil. atonement must be made with the blood of the atoning sin offering for the 20 Whenever they enter the Tent of generations to come. 10 19 Once a year Aaron shall make Aaron and his sons are to wash their atonement on its horns. Then the Lord said to Moses. those twenty years cinnamon. are to give an offering to the Lord . of incense. descendants for the generations to come. which weighs twenty gerahs. Also. It will be a memorial Meeting.

and also the woven garments. the basin with its stand- Do not make any incense with this formula for yourselves. silver and bronze. 3 31 and I have filled him with the Spirit of Say to the Israelites. and you are to consider it 5 sacred. 9 the altar of burnt offering and all its 37 utensils. to work in wood. It is to be salted tent- and pure and sacred. and to engage in all kinds of 33 craftsmanship. Whoever makes perfume like it and whoever puts it on anyone other than a 6 priest must be cut off from his people. and the basin with its stand. the in front of the Testimony in the Tent of altar of incense. all in equal amounts. as priests. with skill. 'This is to be my God. 7 the Tent of Meeting. and all the other furnishings of the the work of a perfumer. consider it holy 10 to the Lord .28 38 the altar of burnt offering and all its Whoever makes any like it to enjoy its utensils." 29 You shall consecrate them so they will be most holy. not make any oil with the same formula. I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamach. of the tribe of Judah. Also I have given skill to all the Then the Lord said to Moses. fragrance must be cut off from his people. the pure gold Grind some of it to powder and place it lampstand and all its accessories. it. onycha and commanded you: galbanum-and pure frankincense. consecrate them so they may serve me the son of Hur. "Take craftsmen to make everything I have fragrant spices-gum resin. both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest . 4 32 to make artistic designs for work in Do not pour it on men's bodies and do gold. and whatever touches them will be holy. I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri. 8 36 the table and its articles. Meeting. 30 "Anoint Aaron and his sons and 2 "See. 31Then the Lord said to Moses. It is sacred.' " Moreover. to cut and set stones. the ark of the 35 Testimony with the atonement cover on and make a fragrant blend of incense. where I will meet with you. to 34 help him. It shall be most holy to you. of the tribe of Dan. ability and knowledge in sacred anointing oil for the generations all kinds of crafts- to come.

Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day must be put to 5 When Aaron saw this." holy to the Lord . "Go work and rested. and on the seventh day he abstained from 7 Then the Lord said to Moses. Then they said. "Tomorrow there will be a festival to the 16 The Israelites are to observe the Lord ." go before us. because it is and brought them to Aaron. because your people. and sacrificed burnt offerings and presented fellowship offerings. who brought you up out of the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest. who makes you holy. from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the . make us gods who will make them just as I commanded you. fashioning it with a tool. "Take off the observe my Sabbaths. in front of the calf and announced. your sons sign between me and you for the and your daughters are wearing. a calf. Egypt. whom you brought up out of Egypt. Anyone who desecrates it must be put to death. the tablets 8 They have been quick to turn away of stone inscribed by the finger of God. but Israel. work is to be done. They are to and said. for in six days the Lord up to indulge in revelry. he built an altar death. O 15 For six days. celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting 6 So the next day the people rose early covenant. holy to you. and generations to come. Afterward 17 It will be a sign between me and the they sat down to eat and drink and got Israelites forever. 3 So all the people took off their earrings 14 " 'Observe the Sabbath. "These are your gods. he gave him the two tablets of the Testimony. have become 18 When the Lord finished speaking to corrupt. "Come. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt. made the heavens and the earth. This will be a gold earrings that your wives." Sabbath. so you may know bring them to me." that I am the Lord . we 12 Then the Lord said to Moses." 2 13 "Say to the Israelites. whoever does any 4 He took what they handed him and work on that day must be cut off from his made it into an idol cast in the shape of people. 32When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the 11 and the anointing oil and fragrant mountain.' " down. don't know what has happened to him.and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests. they gathered around Aaron incense for the Holy Place. 'You must Aaron answered them. Moses on Mount Sinai.

whom you brought out of Egypt with 19 When Moses approached the camp great power and a mighty hand? and saw the calf and the dancing. pieces at the foot of the mountain. to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth'? Turn 20 And he took the calf they had made from your fierce anger. the said to Moses. "You know how prone these forever. it to powder. O Israel. we don't know what has happened to him. breaking them to with evil intent that he brought them out. to whom you swore by 21 He said to Aaron. engraved necked people.' . writing was the writing of God. 'Make us gods who bring on his people the disaster he had will go before us. that you led them into descendants as numerous as the stars such great sin?" in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised 22 "Do not be angry. who Testimony in his hands. "and they are a stiff. Then I will make you into "There is the sound of war in the camp. "why should the sound of singing that I hear. scattered it on the water and made the Israelites drink it. 'It was out of his hands. his anger burned and he threw the tablets 12 Why should the Egyptians say. 15 shape of a calf. he said to Moses. destroy them. it is his God. relent and do not and burned it in the fire. on the tablets. then he ground bring disaster on your people." Aaron them." the Lord The tablets were the work of God. and it will be their inheritance answered. 14 Then the Lord relented and did not 23 They said to me." a great nation. They were brought you up out of Egypt. "O Lord ." your anger burn against your people. mountain with the two tablets of the 'These are your gods. 10 17 Now leave me alone so that my anger When Joshua heard the noise of the may burn against them and that I may people shouting. it is not the sound of defeat.' " people are to evil. 9 16 "I have seen these people. 13 Remember your servants Abraham. front and back.' inscribed on both sides. "What did these your own self: 'I will make your people do to you. Moses who brought us up out of Egypt. They have bowed down Moses turned and went down the to it and sacrificed to it and have said. Isaac and Israel. my lord. As for this fellow threatened." 18 Moses replied: "It is not the sound of 11 But Moses sought the favor of the Lord victory." he said.

'I thousand of the people died. But I will not go with you. sin." to him. Perizzites. you and the people 28 you brought up out of Egypt. "This is what the plague because of what they did with Lord . "Whoever 25 Moses saw that the people were has sinned against me I will blot out of running wild and that Aaron had let them my book. they began to mourn said. and have written. have committed! They have made themselves gods of gold. and that day about three Abraham. man strap a sword to his side. Amorites. what a great sin these people and no one put on any ornaments. will give it to your descendants. 34 Now go. 30 The next day Moses said to the 3 Go up to the land flowing with milk and people. "Leave this place. Hivites and and he has blessed you this day. However." sin. 'Whoever has any gold But now.' " 33Then the Lord said to Moses. But now I will go up to the Lord . 5 For the Lord had said to Moses. I will punish them for their . each killing his brother and friend and neighbor.24 32 So I told them. "You have committed a great honey. the God of Israel. please forgive their sin-but if jewelry." Jebusites. take it off. come to me." And all the Levites rallied sin. Isaac and Jacob. saying. for you were drive out the Canaanites. "Tell the Israelites." 4 31 When the people heard these So Moses went back to the Lord and distressing words. and go up The Levites did as Moses to the land I promised on oath to commanded. says: 'Each the calf Aaron had made. Go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other. then blot me out of the book you the gold.' Then they gave me not. because you are a stiff-necked people perhaps I can make atonement for your and I might destroy you on the way. "Whoever is for the Lord me to punish. and I threw it into the fire. Hittites. when the time comes for camp and said. "Oh. If I were to go with you even for .' 29 Then Moses said." out came this calf!" 33 The Lord replied to Moses. "You have been set 2 I will send an angel before you and apart to the Lord today. 35 And the Lord struck the people with a 27 Then he said to them. lead the people to the place I spoke of. and my angel will go before 26 So he stood at the entrance to the you. against your own sons and brothers. 'You are a stiff-necked people. get out of control and so become a laughingstock to their enemies.

' rock. because the entrance. do not away. "There is a place you by name and you have found favor near me where you may stand on a with me. 19 And the Lord said. and I 11 The Lord would speak to Moses face will proclaim my name. compassion." 10 18 Whenever the people saw the pillar of Then Moses said. watching Moses the other people on the face of the until he entered the tent. 'I know 21 Then the Lord said." you have not let me know whom you will send with me. calling it the "tent of meeting. with you. Now continue to find favor with you. they all stood and worshiped." send us up from here. while the Lord spoke with I am pleased with you and I know you Moses. You have said. "I will do of cloud would come down and stay at the very thing you have asked. by name. 16 How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people 8 And whenever Moses went out to the unless you go with us? What else will tent. take off your ornaments and I will decide Remember that this nation is your what to do with you. 'Lead these people.a moment. all the people rose and stood at the distinguish me and your people from all entrances to their tents. will have mercy. each at the entrance to his tent. for no one may see me and live. earth?" 9 17 As Moses went into the tent." 7 15 Now Moses used to take a tent and Then Moses said to him." 6 14 So the Israelites stripped off their The Lord replied. 12 20 Moses said to the Lord . "you cannot see my been telling me. 13 If you are pleased with me. as a man speaks with his friend. "You have But. Anyone inquiring of the Lord would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp. and I will have but his young aide Joshua son of Nun compassion on whom I will have did not leave the tent. the Lord . teach me your ways so I may know you and .' " people. I might destroy you." he said. "If your pitch it outside the camp some distance Presence does not go with us. and I will give you rest. "I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you. in your to face. the pillar And the Lord said to Moses. I will have mercy on whom I Then Moses would return to the camp." tent. "Now show me your cloud standing at the entrance to the glory. presence. "My Presence will go ornaments at Mount Horeb.' but face.

Present 10 yourself to me there on top of the Then the Lord said: "I am making a mountain. and then come up on Mount Sinai. rebellion and sin. out two stone tablets like the first ones. tablets like the first ones and went up Canaanites. I will put maintaining love to thousands. abounding in love and Do not worship any other god. I will So Moses chiseled out two stone drive out before you the Amorites. and stood there with him and proclaimed his name. forgive our wickedness and our 2 sin. Lord had commanded him. us. proclaiming. the Lord . Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you are 5 going. the Lord .22 7 When my glory passes by. . the compassionate and gracious God. Although this is a stiff-necked people. as the and Jebusites. covenant with you. 9 and I will write on them the words that "O Lord. and he carried the two stone tablets in his 12 hands. flocks and herds may graze in front of will do for you. "then let the Lord go with broke. not even the awesome is the work that I. "The Lord . Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished. the mountain. Perizzites. he punishes the children 23 Then I will remove my hand and you and their children for the sin of the will see my back." Be ready in the morning." 11 4 Obey what I command you today. Hittites. The No one is to come with you or be seen people you live among will see how anywhere on the mountain. smash their 6 sacred stones and cut down their And he passed in front of Moses." generation. and take us as your inheritance. Asherah poles. if I have found favor in your were on the first tablets. 13 Break down their altars." he said. or they will be a snare among Then the Lord came down in the cloud you. slow 14 to anger. whose name is Jealous. which you eyes. "Chisel and worshiped. but my face must not fathers to the third and fourth be seen. the Lord . with my hand until I have passed by. Lord ." 8 Moses bowed to the ground at once 34The Lord said to Moses. for the faithfulness. Before all your people I will do wonders never before 3 done in any nation in all the world. and you in a cleft in the rock and cover you forgiving wickedness. Hivites Mount Sinai early in the morning. is a jealous God.

to their gods. but on the When Moses came down from Mount seventh day you shall rest. they will lead your sons to do the same. for when they appear before the Sovereign Lord . aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord . . even during Sinai with the two tablets of the the plowing season and harvest you Testimony in his hands. he was not must rest." 20 28 Redeem the firstborn donkey with a Moses was there with the Lord forty lamb. 24 I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your territory. break days and forty nights without eating its neck. covenant with you and with Israel. bread or drinking water. 21 29 "Six days you shall labor.15 23 "Be careful not to make a treaty with Three times a year all your men are to those who live in the land. For seven days eat bread made 26 without yeast. "Write belongs to me. and no one will 16 And when you choose some of their covet your land when you go up three daughters as wives for your sons and times each year to appear before the those daughters prostitute themselves Lord your God. his face was radiant. Redeem all your firstborn sons. And he wrote on "No one is to appear before me empty. the prostitute themselves to their gods and God of Israel. were afraid to come near him. Do "Bring the best of the firstfruits of your this at the appointed time in the month soil to the house of the Lord your God. they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices. the tablets the words of the covenant- handed. mother's milk. including all the firstborn down these words. of Abib. and they year. as I commanded you. for in accordance males of your livestock. for in that month you came out "Do not cook a young goat in its of Egypt. 22 "Celebrate the Feast of Weeks with the 30 firstfruits of the wheat harvest. sacrifice to them. and the When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the Moses. and do not let any of the sacrifice from the Passover Feast remain until 18 "Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened morning. yeast." 19 27 "The first offspring of every womb Then the Lord said to Moses. whether from with these words I have made a herd or flock. the Ten Commandments. 25 "Do not offer the blood of a sacrifice to me along with anything containing 17 "Do not make cast idols. Bread. but if you do not redeem it.

them. come and make everything the Lord has Then Moses would put the veil back commanded: over his face until he went in to speak with the Lord . presence to speak with him. a articles and the bread of the Presence." anointing oil and the fragrant incense. silver and bronze. accessories. but the 13 the table with its poles and all its seventh day shall be your holy day. and he gave them all the linen. 32 6 Afterward all the Israelites came near blue. he put a veil over his face. community. "This is what the Lord has commanded: . 35Moses assembled the whole posts and bases. Whoever does any work on it must be put to 14 the lampstand that is for light with its death. he removed the veil until he came out. 33 When Moses finished speaking to them. commands the Lord had given him on Mount Sinai. 8 olive oil for the light. so Aaron From what you have. 2 For six days. Israelite community and said to them. 7 ram skins dyed red and hides of sea cows . 11 the tabernacle with its tent and its covering. Everyone who is willing is came back to him. frames. the curtain for the doorway at the 4 Moses said to the whole Israelite entrance to the tabernacle. had been commanded. acacia wood. clasps. lamps and oil for the light. And when he 9 and onyx stones and other gems to be came out and told the Israelites what he mounted on the ephod and breastpiece. purple and scarlet yarn and fine him. the dwellings on the Sabbath day. work is to be done. take an offering and all the leaders of the community for the Lord . goat hair. crossbars. 3 Do not light a fire in any of your 15 the altar of incense with its poles. and he spoke to to bring to the Lord an offering of gold. 12 the ark with its poles and the "These are the things the Lord has atonement cover and the curtain that commanded you to do: shields it.31 5 But Moses called to them. Sabbath of rest to the Lord . spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant 34 But whenever he entered the Lord 's incense. 10 "All who are skilled among you are to 35 they saw that his face was radiant.

and breastpiece. brought an offering to the Lord for the "See. rings and all kinds of crafts- ornaments. craftsmanship. 23 Everyone who had blue. men and women and he has filled him with the Spirit of alike. blue. 32 to make artistic designs for work in gold. designers. with skill. of the tribe Lord . 17 26 the curtains of the courtyard with its And all the women who were willing posts and bases. earrings. through Moses had commanded them to do. purple or scarlet yarn or fine linen." 29 All the Israelite men and women who were willing brought to the Lord freewill 20 Then the whole Israelite community offerings for all the work the Lord withdrew from Moses' presence. and the curtain for the and had the skill spun the goat hair. 21 and everyone who was willing and 30 whose heart moved him came and Then Moses said to the Israelites. wood for any part of the work brought it. 24 Those presenting an offering of silver 34 And he has given both him and or bronze brought it as an offering to the Oholiab son of Ahisamach. and everyone who had acacia of Dan. entrance to the courtyard. its poles and all its hands and brought what she had spun- utensils. 35 He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as craftsmen. of the tribe of service. the bronze basin with its stand. 27 The leaders brought onyx stones and 18 the tent pegs for the tabernacle and for other gems to be mounted on the ephod the courtyard. the son of Hur. and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests. .16 25 the altar of burnt offering with its Every skilled woman spun with her bronze grating. or goat hair. Judah. and their ropes. the Lord has chosen Bezalel son work on the Tent of Meeting. the ability to teach others. purple or scarlet yarn or fine linen. silver and bronze. 22 31 All who were willing. and for the sacred garments. They all presented their gold as a wave offering to the Lord . to work in wood ram skins dyed red or hides of sea cows and to engage in all kinds of artistic brought them. came and brought gold jewelry of God. 33 to cut and set stones. for all its of Uri. 19 28 the woven garments worn for They also brought spices and olive oil ministering in the sanctuary-both the for the light and for the anointing oil and sacred garments for Aaron the priest for the fragrant incense. ability and knowledge in all kinds: brooches.

3 They received from Moses all the 12 offerings the Israelites had brought to They also made fifty loops on one carry out the work of constructing the curtain and fifty loops on the end curtain sanctuary. 15 6 Then Moses gave an order and they All eleven curtains were the same size- sent this word throughout the camp: "No thirty cubits long and four cubits wide. finely twisted linen and blue. 13 Then they made fifty gold clasps and 4 So all the skilled craftsmen who were used them to fasten the two sets of doing all the work on the sanctuary left curtains together so that the tabernacle their work was a unit. and weavers-all of made the tabernacle with ten curtains of them master craftsmen and designers. set. Oholiab and every 9 All the curtains were the same size- skilled person to whom the Lord has given skill and ability to know how to twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits carry out all the work of constructing the wide. purple and scarlet yarn. with the loops opposite bring freewill offerings morning after each other. 36So Bezalel. edge of the end curtain in one set and . And the people continued to of the other set. sanctuary are to do the work just as the 10 Lord has commanded." And so 16 They joined five of the curtains into the people were restrained from bringing one set and the other six into another more." They joined five of the curtains together and did the same with the other 2 Then Moses summoned Bezalel and five. with cherubim worked into them by a skilled craftsman. 14 5 and said to Moses. man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary. 7 because what they already had was 17 Then they made fifty loops along the more than enough to do all the work. set. Oholiab and every skilled person to 11 whom the Lord had given ability and Then they made loops of blue material who was willing to come and do the along the edge of the end curtain in one work. "The people are They made curtains of goat hair for the bringing more than enough for doing the tent over the tabernacle-eleven work the Lord commanded to be done. and the same was done with the end curtain in the other set. morning. 8 embroiderers in blue. purple and scarlet All the skilled men among the workmen yarn and fine linen." altogether.

purple and scarlet yarn corners of the tabernacle at the far end. 26 and forty silver bases-two under each 36 They made four posts of acacia wood frame. 24 They also overlaid the crossbars with and made forty silver bases to go gold. purple 25 and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen. 30 So there were eight frames and 19 Then they made for the tent a covering sixteen silver bases-two under each of ram skins dyed red. 23 They made twenty frames for the south 34 side of the tabernacle They overlaid the frames with gold and made gold rings to hold the crossbars. under them-two bases for each frame. double from the bottom all the way to the top and fitted into a single ring. four silver bases. five for the frames on the west. and finely twisted linen-the work of an embroiderer. at the far end of the tabernacle. fasten the tent together as a unit. the north side of the with cherubim worked into it by a skilled tabernacle. for it and overlaid them with gold. the west end of the tabernacle. 29 also along the edge of the end curtain in At these two corners the frames were the other set. 35 They made the curtain of blue. both 18 They made fifty bronze clasps to were made alike. the tabernacle. that is. 32 21 Each frame was ten cubits long and a five for those on the other side. They made all the frames of They made the center crossbar so that the tabernacle in this way. it extended from end to end at the middle of the frames. They overlaid the tops of the . one under each projection. 22 with two projections set parallel to 33 each other. They 27 made gold hooks for them and cast their They made six frames for the far end. 31 They also made crossbars of acacia 20 They made upright frames of acacia wood: five for the frames on one side of wood for the tabernacle. For the other side. they made twenty frames craftsman. 37 28 For the entrance to the tent they made and two frames were made for the a curtain of blue. covering of hides of sea cows. 38 and they made five posts with hooks for them. and cubit and a half wide. and over that a frame.

3 He cast four gold rings for it and where the four legs were. a cubit and a half wide. and a cubit and a half 12 high. three on the next branch and looking toward the cover. at the Six branches extended from the sides two ends he made them of one piece of the lampstand-three on one side and with the cover. cubit and a half wide. 5 And he inserted the poles into the rings 16 on the sides of the ark to carry it. with two 14 rings on one side and two rings on the The rings were put close to the rim to other. the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand. 10 posts and their bands with gold and They made the table of acacia wood- made their five bases of bronze. base and shaft. buds and blossoms were of one piece with it. overshadowing the cover with with buds and blossoms were on one them. both molding on the rim. made of acacia wood and were overlaid with gold. 15 4 Then he made poles of acacia wood The poles for carrying the table were and overlaid them with gold. 8 He made one cherub on one end and 18 the second cherub on the other. fastened them to its four feet. three on the other. 37Bezalel made the ark of acacia 11 Then they overlaid it with pure gold and made a gold molding around it. branch. They also made around it a rim a handbreadth wide and put a gold 2 He overlaid it with pure gold. . and made a gold 13 molding around it. 17 They made the lampstand of pure gold 7 Then he made two cherubim out of and hammered it out. a cubit wide. 19 9 The cherubim had their wings spread Three cups shaped like almond flowers upward. They cast four gold rings for the table and fastened them to the four corners. flowerlike cups. and a cubit and a half high. its hammered gold at the ends of the cover. two cubits long. wood-two and a half cubits long. inside and out. The cherubim faced each other. And they made from pure gold the articles for the table-its plates and 6 He made the atonement cover of pure dishes and bowls and its pitchers for the gold-two and a half cubits long and a pouring out of drink offerings. hold the poles used in carrying the table.

work of a perfumer. 5 They cast bronze rings to hold the poles for the four corners of the bronze 25 They made the altar of incense out of grating. acacia wood. altar for carrying it. 3 They made all its utensils of bronze-its hammered out of pure gold. accessories from one talent of pure gold. 2 They made a horn at each of the four and a third bud under the third pair-six corners. meat forks and firepans. 4 They made a grating for the altar. and overlaid them with bronze. out of boards. It was square. 22 The buds and the branches were all of one piece with the lampstand. 24 They made the lampstand and all its halfway up the altar. so that the horns and the altar branches in all. and made so they would be on the sides of the a gold molding around it. They made it hollow.20 And on the lampstand were four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms. 38They built the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood. a second bud under the second pair. fragrant incense-the and had curtains of finely twisted linen. . were of one piece. as well as its wick trimmers and trays. three cubits high. 26 They overlaid the top and all the sides 7 They inserted the poles into the rings and the horns with pure gold. to be under its ledge. 27 They made two gold rings below the molding-two on opposite sides-to hold 8 They made the bronze basin and its the poles used to carry it. sprinkling bowls. The 29 They also made the sacred anointing south side was a hundred cubits long oil and the pure. and overlaid them with gold. a cubit long and a cubit wide. 23 They made its seven lamps. a bronze network. of pure gold. pots. shovels. it was square. and two cubits high -its 6 They made the poles of acacia wood horns of one piece with it. and they overlaid the altar with bronze. 9 Next they made the courtyard. branches extending from the lampstand. five cubits long and 21 One bud was under the first pair of five cubits wide. bronze stand from the mirrors of the women who served at the entrance to 28 They made the poles of acacia wood the Tent of Meeting.

made everything the 14 Curtains fifteen cubits long were on Lord commanded Moses. 11 20 The north side was also a hundred All the tent pegs of the tabernacle and cubits long and had twenty posts and of the surrounding courtyard were twenty bronze bases.10 19 with twenty posts and twenty bronze with four posts and four bronze bases. toward the sunrise. of the tribe of Judah. the priest. with three posts and three yarn and fine linen.550 men. the had curtains. was 22 also fifty cubits wide. (Bezalel son of Uri. from everyone who had crossed courtyard. that is. half a work of an embroiderer. their tops were overlaid with silver. and bands on the posts. with silver hooks bronze. one side of the entrance. five cubits high. 24 The total amount of the gold from the 16 All the curtains around the courtyard wave offering used for all the work on were of finely twisted linen. with ten posts and ten tabernacle of the Testimony. The hooks and bands on the posts were 25 silver. and an the other side of the entrance to the embroiderer in blue. purple and 26 scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen-the one beka per person. with three 23 posts and three bases. over to those counted. of the tribe of Dan-a 15 and curtains fifteen cubits long were on craftsman and designer. census was 100 talents and 1. and with silver hooks and bands Their hooks and bands were silver. bases. . purple and scarlet courtyard.) bases. It was twenty shekel. with him was Oholiab son of Ahisamach. the sanctuary was 29 talents and 730 shekels. a total of 603. 21 These are the amounts of the 12 The west end was fifty cubits wide and materials used for the tabernacle. and their tops were overlaid with The silver obtained from those of the silver. Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron. according to the sanctuary 17 shekel. according to the sanctuary cubits long and. 13 The east end. so all the posts of the courtyard community who were counted in the had silver bands. and on the posts. like the curtains of the shekel.775 shekels. the son of Hur. with silver hooks and bands on recorded at Moses' command by the the posts. twenty years old or more. according to the sanctuary 18 shekel- The curtain for the entrance to the courtyard was of blue. The bases for the posts were bronze. which were bases.

blue. each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes. and of finely all the tent pegs for the tabernacle and twisted linen. to overlay the They mounted the onyx stones in gold tops of the posts. They fashioned the breastpiece-the work of a skilled craftsman. purple and scarlet yarn. and with blue. a topaz and a beryl. Lord commanded Moses. and with finely twisted linen. . an onyx blue. In the first row made sacred garments for Aaron. scarlet yarn. 28 They used the 1. purple and talents. and to make their filigree settings and engraved them like bands. 11 in the second row a turquoise. and of sapphire and an emerald. and of blue. the as the Lord commanded Moses. Then they fastened them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod as 30 They used it to make the bases for the memorial stones for the sons of Israel. 14 4 They made shoulder pieces for the There were twelve stones.27 5 The 100 talents of silver were used to Its skillfully woven waistband was like it- cast the bases for the sanctuary and for of one piece with the ephod and made the curtain-100 bases from the 100 with gold. purple and scarlet 10 Then they mounted four rows of yarn they made woven garments for ministering in the sanctuary. a seal with the names of the sons of Israel. 39From the blue. in the third row a jacinth. an agate and an amethyst. purple and scarlet yarn and fine and a jasper. which were attached to two of its each of the names of the sons of Israel. They also precious stones on it. entrance to the Tent of Meeting. They made 31 the bases for the surrounding it like the ephod: of gold. gold filigree settings. as the there was a ruby. a 2 They made the ephod of gold. 29 The bronze from the wave offering was 7 70 talents and 2. so it could be fastened. one talent for each base. and of 12 finely twisted linen.400 shekels. bronze altar with its bronze grating and 8 all its utensils. courtyard and those for its entrance and purple and scarlet yarn. 9 It was square-a span long and a span wide-and folded double.775 shekels to make 6 the hooks for the posts. They were mounted in linen-the work of a skilled craftsman. those for the surrounding courtyard. corners. as the Lord commanded Moses. one for ephod. 3 They hammered out thin sheets of gold 13 and cut strands to be worked into the in the fourth row a chrysolite.

17 They fastened the two gold chains to 26 the rings at the corners of the The bells and pomegranates breastpiece. the sacred diadem. like a rope. out of pure gold and engraved 21 They tied the rings of the breastpiece on it. Israelites did everything just as the Lord commanded Moses. attaching them to the 27 shoulder pieces of the ephod at the For Aaron and his sons. the entirely of blue cloth-the work of a Tent of Meeting.15 24 For the breastpiece they made braided They made pomegranates of blue. and a 33 Then they brought the tabernacle to band around this opening. purple and scarlet yarn-the and attached them to the bottom of the work of an embroiderer-as the Lord shoulder pieces on the front of the commanded Moses. would not tear. purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen around the hem of the 16 They made two gold filigree settings robe. the linen attached them to the other two corners headbands and the undergarments of of the breastpiece on the inside edge finely twisted linen. 30 They made the plate. chains of pure gold. close to the seam just above the waistband of the ephod. as the Lord 18 and the other ends of the chains to the commanded Moses. commanded Moses. 23 with an opening in the center of the robe like the opening of a collar. The weaver. and fastened the 25 rings to two of the corners of the And they made bells of pure gold and breastpiece. tunics of fine linen-the work of a weaver- 19 28 They made two gold rings and and the turban of fine linen. like an inscription on a seal: HOLY to the rings of the ephod with blue cord. connecting it to the waistband so that the breastpiece would not swing out 31 Then they fastened a blue cord to it to from the ephod-as the Lord commanded attach it to the turban. TO THE Lord . and two gold rings. two settings. was completed. so that it Moses: the tent and all its furnishings. attached them around the hem between the pomegranates. . 22 They made the robe of the ephod 32 So all the work on the tabernacle. ephod. next to the ephod. as the Lord Moses. they made front. alternated around the hem of the robe to be worn for ministering. 29 The sash was of finely twisted linen 20 Then they made two more gold rings and blue.

consecrate the altar. consecrate it and all its furnishings. all the Meeting and the altar and put water in it. its poles and all its utensils. the Tent of Meeting. posts and bases. 6 "Place the altar of burnt offering in front of the entrance to the tabernacle. 35 40Then the Lord said to Moses: the ark of the Testimony with its poles and the atonement cover. fragrant incense. the Tent of Meeting. and the curtain for the entrance to the tent. covering of hides of sea cows and the shielding curtain. that they had done it just as the Lord had commanded. 8 Set up the courtyard around it and put 41 the curtain at the entrance to the and the woven garments worn for courtyard. So Moses blessed 34 the covering of ram skins dyed red. the ropes and 7 place the basin between the Tent of tent pegs for the courtyard. lamps and all its accessories. tabernacle and everything in it. the basin with its stand. and the oil for the light. curtain at the entrance to the tabernacle. frames. and it will be most holy. both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest 9 and the garments for his sons when "Take the anointing oil and anoint the serving as priests. 43 its clasps. 3 Place the ark of the Testimony in it and 37 the pure gold lampstand with its row of shield the ark with the curtain. 5 Place the gold altar of incense in front of the ark of the Testimony and put the 39 the bronze altar with its bronze grating. and 42 it will be holy. the them. 4 Bring in the table and set out what belongs on it. posts and Moses inspected the work and saw bases. the lampstand and set up its lamps. bread of the Presence. 2 "Set up the tabernacle. Then bring in the 38 the gold altar. and the curtain for the entrance to the courtyard. on the first day of the first 36 the table with all its articles and the month. ministering in the sanctuary. furnishings for the tabernacle. The Israelites had done all the work just as the Lord had commanded 10 Moses. Then anoint the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils. crossbars. the anointing oil. the 40 the curtains of the courtyard with its Tent of Meeting. .

entrance to the Tent of Meeting and 22 wash them with water. come. He placed the lampstand in the Tent of Meeting opposite the table on the south 15 Anoint them just as you anointed their side of the tabernacle father. erected the 29 He set the altar of burnt offering near frames. 25 Their anointing will be to a priesthood and set up the lamps before the Lord . that will continue for all generations to as the Lord commanded him. 27 and burned fragrant incense on it. as the Lord commanded him. the Tent up the posts. and offered on it burnt offerings and grain offerings. 14 Bring his sons and dress them in 24 tunics. the ark. as the Lord 19 Then he spread the tent over the commanded him. 31 and Moses and Aaron and his sons used it to wash their hands and feet." 26 Moses placed the gold altar in the Tent 16 Moses did everything just as the Lord of Meeting in front of the curtain commanded him. anoint him and consecrate 23 him so he may serve me as priest. so they may serve me as priests. as the Lord commanded him. as 17 So the tabernacle was set up on the the Lord commanded him. inserted the crossbars and set the entrance to the tabernacle. he put the bases in place. first day of the first month in the second year. tabernacle and hung the shielding curtain and shielded the ark of the 12 "Bring Aaron and his sons to the Testimony. 28 Then he put up the curtain at the entrance to the tabernacle. attached the poles to the ark and put the atonement cover over it. as the Lord commanded him. and set out the bread on it before the Lord . tabernacle and put the covering over the tent. .11 21 Anoint the basin and its stand and Then he brought the ark into the consecrate them. 30 He placed the basin between the Tent of Meeting and the altar and put water in 20 He took the Testimony and placed it in it for washing. Moses placed the table in the Tent of Meeting on the north side of the 13 Then dress Aaron in the sacred tabernacle outside the curtain garments. 18 When Moses set up the tabernacle. of Meeting.

altar. and the glory of the Lord filled the Tent of Meeting or approached the the tabernacle. and fire was in the the tabernacle. 33 Then Moses set up the courtyard whenever the cloud lifted from above around the tabernacle and altar and put the tabernacle. And so Moses finished the 37 but if the cloud did not lift. 34 Then the cloud covered the Tent of 38 So the cloud of the Lord was over the Meeting. up the curtain at the entrance to the courtyard. they did not work. 35 Moses could not enter the Tent of Meeting because the cloud had settled . cloud by night. 36 In all the travels of the Israelites. and the glory of the Lord filled tabernacle by day. as the Lord commanded Moses. in the sight of all the house of Israel during all their travels. The Glory of the Lord set out-until the day it lifted. they would set out.32 They washed whenever they entered upon it.

an offering made by fire. and then Aaron's sons the He is to wash the inner parts and the priests shall bring the blood and sprinkle legs with water. an offering made by fire. where the ashes are. bring as your " 'If the offering is a burnt offering from offering an animal from either the herd the flock. against the altar on all sides. It is a entrance to the Tent of Meeting. including the head and the fat. wring off the head and burn it on the 8 altar. " 'If the offering to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds. 6 He is to skin the burnt offering and cut it 14 into pieces. He must present it at the the altar before the Lord . burnt offering. he is to offer a dove or 7 a young pigeon. 5 He is to slaughter the young bull before 13 the Lord . he is to offer a male without defect. goats. including the his behalf to make atonement for him. and Aaron's entrance to the Tent of Meeting so that it sons the priests shall sprinkle its blood will be acceptable to the Lord . It is a burnt offering. 12 4 He is to lay his hand on the head of the He is to cut it into pieces. 3 " 'If the offering is a burnt offering from 11 the herd. The priest shall bring it to the altar. He said. The sons of Aaron the priest are to put fire on the altar and arrange wood on 15 the fire. its blood shall be drained out on Then Aaron's sons the priests shall the side of the altar. from either the sheep or the or the flock. . and the burnt offering. and the priest is to bring it against the altar on all sides at the all of it and burn it on the altar. an aroma pleasing to the Lord . head and the fat. and the priest is to burn all of it on the altar. and it will be accepted on priest shall arrange them. He is to remove the crop with its contents and throw it to the east side of the altar. "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When any of you brings an 10 offering to the Lord . an aroma 2 pleasing to the Lord . on the burning wood that is 16 on the altar. arrange the pieces. he is to offer a male without He is to slaughter it at the north side of defect. to him from the Tent of Meeting. on the burning wood that is on the altar. Leviticus 9 He is to wash the inner parts and the 1The Lord called to Moses and spoke legs with water.

together with all the incense. it is to be made of fine flour mixed with oil. and without yeast. with oil. who shall take it to the altar. add salt to all your offerings. offer crushed 5 If your grain offering is prepared on a heads of new grain roasted in the fire. 13 Season all your grain offerings with 4 " 'If you bring a grain offering baked in salt. fire. it is a most holy incense on it part of the offerings made to the Lord by fire. his offering is to be The rest of the grain offering belongs of fine flour. it is a grain offering. not Bring the grain offering made of these severing it completely. it is to consist of fine flour: covenant of your God out of your grain cakes made without yeast and mixed offerings. He is to pour oil on it. as an it is to be made of fine flour and oil. the fire on the altar. present it to the priest shall burn it on the wood that is on priest. griddle. fire.17 8 He shall tear it open by the wings. 15 Put oil and incense on it. 2 and take it to Aaron's sons the priests. Do not leave the salt of the an oven. an aroma 9 He shall take out the memorial portion pleasing to the Lord . 2" 'When someone brings a grain 10 offering to the Lord . from the grain offering and burn it on the altar as an offering made by fire. or wafers made without yeast and spread with oil. 11 The priest shall take a handful of the " 'Every grain offering you bring to the fine flour and oil. an aroma pleasing to the Lord . and burn this as a memorial you are not to burn any yeast or honey portion on the altar. offering made to the Lord by fire. 12 You may bring them to the Lord as an 3 The rest of the grain offering belongs to offering of the firstfruits. 16 The priest shall burn the memorial portion of the crushed grain and the oil. 6 Crumble it and pour oil on it. an aroma pleasing to the Lord . . together with all the Lord must be made without yeast. but they are not Aaron and his sons. an offering made by fire. for incense. and then the things to the Lord . an offering made by in an offering made to the Lord by fire. put to Aaron and his sons. 7 If your grain offering is cooked in a pan. it is a grain offering. It is a burnt offering. it is a most holy to be offered on the altar as a pleasing part of the offerings made to the Lord by aroma. 14 " 'If you bring a grain offering of firstfruits to the Lord .

he is to the backbone. he the loins. as food. Then Aaron's sons shall You must not eat any fat or any blood. sprinkle its blood against the altar on all sides. and he offers an animal from the herd. is to offer a male or female without which he will remove with the kidneys.' " sprinkle its blood against the altar on all sides. Then Aaron's sons shall which he will remove with the kidneys. an aroma pleasing to the covers the inner parts or is connected to Lord . an offering made to the Lord by fire. the entire fat tail cut off close offering. 10 both kidneys with the fat on them near 2 He is to lay his hand on the head of his the loins. whether male or female. 17 8 He is to lay his hand on the head of his " 'This is a lasting ordinance for the offering and slaughter it in front of the generations to come. to the Tent of Meeting. he is to present it as food. and the covering of the liver. wherever you live: Tent of Meeting. them. 16 The priest shall burn them on the altar 7 If he offers a lamb. without defect. offering and slaughter it at the entrance which he will remove with the kidneys. he is to fire: all the fat that covers the inner parts present it before the Lord . 3 From the fellowship offering he is to 12 bring a sacrifice made to the Lord by " 'If his offering is a goat. as an offering offering to the Lord by fire: all the fat that made by fire. or is connected to them. 13 He is to lay his hand on its head and 4 both kidneys with the fat on them near slaughter it in front of the Tent of the loins. an offering made by fire. all the fat that covers to present before the Lord an animal the inner parts or is connected to them. 9 From the fellowship offering he is to 3" 'If someone's offering is a fellowship bring a sacrifice made to the Lord by fire: its fat. pleasing aroma. defect. and the covering of the liver. a before the Lord . Meeting. 4The Lord said to Moses. 5 Then Aaron's sons are to burn it on the 14 altar on top of the burnt offering that is From what he offers he is to make this on the burning wood. All the fat is the Lord 's. and the covering of the liver. Then Aaron's 11 sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood The priest shall burn them on the altar against the altar on all sides. . 15 6 " 'If he offers an animal from the flock both kidneys with the fat on them near as a fellowship offering to the Lord .

burnt offering. The rest of the their hands on the bull's head before the bull's blood he shall pour out at the base Lord . he must bring to the as well as the head and legs. and the covering of the liver. times in front of the curtain. in front of the curtain of the When they become aware of the sin sanctuary. The rest of the blood he shall pour out at the base of . entrance to the Tent of Meeting. blood on the horns of the altar of 15 fragrant incense that is before the Lord The elders of the community are to lay in the Tent of Meeting. inner parts or is connected to them. sprinkle some of it seven times before 14 the Lord . 17 He shall dip his finger into the blood 9 both kidneys with the fat on them near and sprinkle it before the Lord seven the loins. ceremonially clean. the assembly must bring a young bull as a sin offering and 7 The priest shall then put some of the present it before the Tent of Meeting. 3 11 " 'If the anointed priest sins. where the ashes are He is to lay his hand on its head and thrown. ash heap. the inner Lord a young bull without defect as a sin parts and offal- offering for the sin he has committed. and burn it in a wood fire on the slaughter it before the Lord . and the bull shall be slaughtered of the altar of burnt offering at the before the Lord . 16 Then the anointed priest is to take 8 He shall remove all the fat from the bull some of the bull's blood into the Tent of of the sin offering-the fat that covers the Meeting. they are guilty.2 10 "Say to the Israelites: 'When anyone just as the fat is removed from the ox sins unintentionally and does what is sacrificed as a fellowship offering. guilt on the people. which he will remove with the kidneys- 18 He is to put some of the blood on the horns of the altar that is before the Lord in the Tent of Meeting. 12 that is. Then forbidden in any of the Lord 's the priest shall burn them on the altar of commands. they committed. even though the community 6 He is to dip his finger into the blood and is unaware of the matter. all the rest of the bull-he must 4 He is to present the bull at the entrance take outside the camp to a place to the Tent of Meeting before the Lord . forbidden in any of the Lord 's commands. bringing But the hide of the bull and all its flesh. 5 13 Then the anointed priest shall take " 'If the whole Israelite community sins some of the bull's blood and carry it into unintentionally and does what is the Tent of Meeting.

head and slaughter it at the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered before 32 the Lord . and he will burnt offering and pour out the rest of be forgiven. just as the 23 When he is made aware of the sin he fat is removed from the fellowship committed. 27 the altar of burnt offering at the entrance " 'If a member of the community sins to the Tent of Meeting. unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the Lord 's 19 He shall remove all the fat from it and commands. Then the priest is to take some of the blood with his finger and put it on the 22 " 'When a leader sins unintentionally horns of the altar of burnt offering and and does what is forbidden in any of the pour out the rest of the blood at the commands of the Lord his God. he must bring as his offering the bull for the sin offering. 29 He is to lay his hand on the head of the 21 Then he shall take the bull outside the sin offering and slaughter it at the place camp and burn it as he burned the first of the burnt offering. and they will be forgiven. and the priest shall burn it on a male goat without defect. guilty. In this way the priest will make 24 atonement for him. In this way for the sin he committed a female goat the priest will make atonement for them. he must bring as his offering offering. 28 When he is made aware of the sin he 20 and do with this bull just as he did with committed. he is base of the altar. where the burnt offering is slaughtered. 31 He shall remove all the fat. burn it on the altar. without defect. In this way the priest will make and put it on the horns of the altar of atonement for the man's sin. Then the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger 33 and put it on the horns of the altar of He is to lay his hand on its head and burnt offering and pour out the rest of slaughter it for a sin offering at the place the blood at the base of the altar. and he will be He is to lay his hand on the goat's forgiven. It is a sin offering. the blood at the base of the altar. " 'If he brings a lamb as his sin offering. the altar as an aroma pleasing to the Lord . he is to bring a female without 25 defect. This is the sin offering for the 30 community. . bull. 34 26 He shall burn all the fat on the altar as Then the priest shall take some of the he burned the fat of the fellowship blood of the sin offering with his finger offering. he is guilty.

swear about-even though he is unaware of it. in any case when he learns of it he 12 He is to bring it to the priest. who shall first offer the one for the sin not speak up when he hears a public offering. he is to made to the Lord by fire. doves or two young pigeons. he must bring to the Lord a he has committed. as a penalty for the sin he has atonement for him for any of these sins committed. anything that would make him unclean- even though he is unaware of it. has seen or learned about. take a handful of it as a memorial portion and burn it on the altar on top of 5 " 'When anyone is guilty in any of these the offerings made to the Lord by fire. when 11 " 'If. not severing it completely. and the priest shall make fat is removed from the lamb of the atonement for him for his sin. 9 and is to sprinkle some of the blood of the sin offering against the side of the 2 " 'Or if a person touches anything altar. he must confess in what way he is a sin offering. and make atonement for him for the sin he has committed.35 He shall remove all the fat. who shall will be guilty. He is to wring its head from its charge to testify regarding something he neck. whether good or He must not put oil or incense on it. he cannot afford two he learns of it he will be guilty. the rest of the blood must be ceremonially unclean-whether the drained out at the base of the altar. just as the sin offering. evil-in any matter one might carelessly because it is a sin offering. has sinned 13 In this way the priest will make 6 and. and he will be female lamb or goat from the flock as a forgiven. and he will be 3 " 'Or if he touches human uncleanness. unclean livestock or of unclean creatures that move along the ground. It is carcasses of unclean wild animals or of a sin offering. he is to bring as an offering for his sin a tenth of 4 " 'Or if a person thoughtlessly takes an an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering. fellowship offering. he has a burnt offering in the prescribed way become unclean and is guilty. In this way the bring two doves or two young pigeons to priest will make atonement for him for the Lord as a penalty for his sin-one for the sin he has committed. and he will be a sin offering and the other for a burnt forgiven. 10 The priest shall then offer the other as even though he is unaware of it. It ways. The rest of the offering will . forgiven. 5" 'If a person sins because he does 8 He is to bring them to the priest. oath to do anything. he will be held responsible. and the priest shall burn it on the altar on top of the offerings 7 " 'If he cannot afford a lamb. however. offering.

add a fifth of the value to that 5 and give it all to the priest. offering. with linen undergarments next . and he will be forgiven. or if he of the Lord 's holy things. according to the when he thus sins and becomes guilty. his guilt responsible. one In this way the priest will make without defect and of the proper value. even though he does not And as a penalty he must bring to the know it. one without defect and of the proper value. sanctuary shekel." committed unintentionally. he is to bring commits any such sin that people may to the Lord as a penalty a ram from the do- flock. 10 The priest shall then put on his linen clothes. till morning." command: 'These are the regulations for the burnt offering: The burnt offering is to remain on the altar hearth throughout 6The Lord said to Moses: the night. or if he cheats him. 8 The Lord said to Moses: 19 It is a guilt offering. 2 belong to the priest. he must return what he has stolen or taken by extortion. 18 He is to bring to the priest as a guilt 7 offering a ram from the flock. he is guilty and will be held priest.' " Lord by deceiving his neighbor about something entrusted to him or left in his 14 The Lord said to Moses: care or stolen. as in the case of "If anyone sins and is unfaithful to the the grain offering. a ram from the flock. who will or whatever it was he swore falsely make atonement for him with the ram as about. It is a guilt offering. and the fire must be kept burning on the altar. add a fifth of the value to it and give it all to the owner on the day he presents his 17 "If a person sins and does what is guilt offering. or the lost property he has failed to do in regard to the holy found. forbidden in any of the Lord 's 6 commands. to the Lord . atonement for him before the Lord . 3 15 "When a person commits a violation or if he finds lost property and lies and sins unintentionally in regard to any about it. and he will be forgiven. he has been guilty 9 "Give Aaron and his sons this of wrongdoing against the Lord . He must make restitution in full. or what was 16 He must make restitution for what he entrusted to him. a guilt offering. or if he swears falsely. that is. one without defect and of the 4 proper value in silver. things. and In this way the priest will make he will be forgiven for any of these atonement for him for the wrong he has things he did that made him guilty.

half of it in the morning and half in the evening. ' " consumed on the altar and place them beside the altar. 22 The son who is to succeed him as 13 The fire must be kept burning on the anointed priest shall prepare it. it must not be eaten. it is most holy. 11 Then he is to take off these clothes 20 "This is the offering Aaron and his sons and put on others. it is to be eaten in a holy place. Like the sin offering 27 Whatever touches any of the flesh will and the guilt offering. I have courtyard of the Tent of Meeting. 14 " 'These are the regulations for the grain offering: Aaron's sons are to bring 23 Every grain offering of a priest shall be it before the Lord . 26 The priest who offers it shall eat it. in the 17 It must not be baked with yeast. 12 The fire on the altar must be kept burning. together with all the 24 The Lord said to Moses.to his body. and burn the memorial portion on the altar as an 25 "Say to Aaron and his sons: 'These are aroma pleasing to the Lord . Whatever touches of the burnt offering that the fire has them will become holy. it must not go out. become holy. bring it morning the priest is to add firewood well-mixed and present the grain and arrange the burnt offering on the fire offering broken in pieces as an aroma and burn the fat of the fellowship pleasing to the Lord . they are to eat it in the courtyard of the Tent of Meeting. 19 The Lord also said to Moses. given it as their share of the offerings made to me by fire. incense on the grain offering. and shall remove the ashes generations to come. it must not go out. eat it. It is his regular share of the offerings made to the Lord by fire for the ." 15 The priest is to take a handful of fine flour and oil. you must wash 18 Any male descendant of Aaron may it in a holy place. Lord 's regular share and is to be burned completely. and carry the ashes are to bring to the Lord on the day he is outside the camp to a place that is anointed: a tenth of an ephah of fine ceremonially clean. the regulations for the sin offering: The sin offering is to be slaughtered before 16 Aaron and his sons shall eat the rest of the Lord in the place the burnt offering is it. burned completely. in front of the altar. It is the altar continuously. flour as a regular grain offering. Every 21 Prepare it with oil on a griddle. holy place. and if any of the blood is spattered on a garment. it is most holy. but it is to be eaten without yeast in a slaughtered. offerings on it.

16 7 " 'If. then along with this thank 2 The guilt offering is to be slaughtered in offering he is to offer cakes of bread the place where the burnt offering is made without yeast and mixed with oil. 9 Every grain offering baked in an oven or cooked in a pan or on a griddle 29 Any male in a priest's family may eat it. whether 30 But any sin offering whose blood is mixed with oil or dry. as an offering made to the Lord by fire. 11 " 'These are the regulations for the fellowship offering a person may present to the Lord : 7" 'These are the regulations for the 12 guilt offering. . but if it is cooked in a for anyone may keep its hide for himself. both kidneys with the fat on them near the loins. 3 All its fat shall be offered: the fat tail 13 and the fat that covers the inner parts. a contribution to the Lord . 10 and every grain offering. is offered. which is most holy: " 'If he offers it as an expression of thankfulness. the pot is to be scoured and rinsed with water. belongs to the priest who offers it. the offering and the guilt offering: They sacrifice shall be eaten on the day he belong to the priest who makes offers it. 14 which is to be removed with the kidneys. he must leave none of it till but it must be eaten in a holy place. and its blood is to be wafers made without yeast and spread sprinkled against the altar on all sides. He is to bring one of each kind as an offering. Along with his fellowship offering of thanksgiving he is to present an offering 4 with cakes of bread made with yeast. with oil. it 5 belongs to the priest who sprinkles the The priest shall burn them on the altar blood of the fellowship offerings.28 8 The clay pot the meat is cooked in The priest who offers a burnt offering must be broken. and cakes of fine flour well- kneaded and mixed with oil. his offering is the result " 'The same law applies to both the sin of a vow or is a freewill offering. it is morning. and the covering of the liver. It is a guilt offering. 15 The meat of his fellowship offering of 6 thanksgiving must be eaten on the day it Any male in a priest's family may eat it. atonement in the Holy Place must not be eaten. slaughtered. it is most holy. belongs equally to brought into the Tent of Meeting to make all the sons of Aaron. bronze pot. most holy. but anything left over may be atonement with them. however. it must be burned. eaten on the next day.

. person who eats any of it will be held responsible. the 28 The Lord said to Moses. 18 27 If any meat of the fellowship offering is If anyone eats blood. 30 With his own hands he is to bring the offering made to the Lord by fire.' " accepted. Lord .' " 33 22 The son of Aaron who offers the blood The Lord said to Moses. unclean animal or any unclean.' " 25 Anyone who eats the fat of an animal from which an offering by fire may be 35 This is the portion of the offerings made to the Lord must be cut off from made to the Lord by fire that were his people. eat the blood of any bird or animal. I have taken the breast that is 24 The fat of an animal found dead or torn waved and the thigh that is presented by wild animals may be used for any and have given them to Aaron the priest other purpose. It will not be credited to the one who offered it. it will not be be cut off from his people. allotted to Aaron and his sons on the day they were presented to serve the Lord as priests. anyone ceremonially clean may eat it. that person must be cut off a wave offering. that person must contribution. he is to 20 But if anyone who is unclean eats any bring the fat. detestable thing-and then eats any of 32 You are to give the right thigh of your the meat of the fellowship offering fellowship offerings to the priest as a belonging to the Lord . be cut off from his people. sheep or goats.17 26 Any meat of the sacrifice left over till And wherever you live. from his people. and the fat of the fellowship offering shall have the right thigh as his share. but the breast belongs to Aaron whether human uncleanness or an and his sons. it must be burned up. altar. 23 "Say to the Israelites: 'Do not eat any of the fat of cattle. 34 From the fellowship offerings of the Israelites. that person must eaten on the third day. 31 The priest shall burn the fat on the 21 If anyone touches something unclean. and his sons as their regular share from the Israelites. but you must not eat it. meat of the fellowship offering belonging and wave the breast before the Lord as to the Lord . 29 "Say to the Israelites: 'Anyone who brings a fellowship offering to the Lord is 19 " 'Meat that touches anything to bring part of it as his sacrifice to the ceremonially unclean must not be eaten. As for other meat. together with the breast. for it is impure. you must not the third day must be burned up.

tied the sash Lord commanded that the Israelites give around him.36 7 On the day they were anointed. 37 These. the ordination put the Urim and Thummim in the offering and the fellowship offering. the bull for He sprinkled some of the oil on the the sin offering. in the Desert of Sinai. He also tied the generations to come. and so consecrated them. as 5 the Lord commanded Moses. anointed the tabernacle and everything in it. the guilt offering. stand. on the front of it." He then presented the bull for the sin offering. So he consecrated it to make atonement for it. the grain offering. Moses slaughtered the bull and took some of the blood. clothed him with the robe this to them as their regular share for and put the ephod on him. as the Lord Lord . are the regulations for the 8 burnt offering. 38 9 which the Lord gave Moses on Mount Then he placed the turban on Aaron's Sinai on the day he commanded the head and set the gold plate. 10 Then Moses took the anointing oil and 8The Lord said to Moses. the sacred Israelites to bring their offerings to the diadem. He poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar. the two rams and the altar seven times. and Aaron and his sons laid 6 their hands on its head." Aaron's head and anointed him to consecrate him. to consecrate them. 12 3 and gather the entire assembly at the He poured some of the anointing oil on entrance to the Tent of Meeting. breastpiece. and with his finger he put it on all the horns of the altar to purify the altar. entrance to the Tent of Meeting. the anointing oil. commanded Moses. the ephod to him by its skillfully woven waistband. their 11 garments. put tunics on them. 2 "Bring Aaron and his sons. Moses said to the assembly. . anointing the altar basket containing bread made without and all its utensils and the basin with its yeast. tied sashes around them and put headbands on them. the sin He placed the breastpiece on him and offering. Then Moses brought Aaron and his sons forward and washed them with 15 water. so it was fastened on him. 4 Moses did as the Lord commanded 13 him. and the assembly gathered at the Then he brought Aaron's sons forward. the He put the tunic on Aaron. "This is what the Lord has commanded to be 14 done. then.

He also took the breast-Moses' share of the ordination ram-and waved it 23 before the Lord as a wave offering. and a wafer. He cut the ram into pieces and burned the head. 26 19 Then Moses slaughtered the ram and Then from the basket of bread made sprinkled the blood against the altar on without yeast. Lord . . an offering made to the Then Moses took them from their Lord by fire. and one made with oil. he took a cake of bread. he put these 20 on the fat portions and on the right thigh. some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron's right ear. all the fat 18 He then presented the ram for the around the inner parts. legs with water and burned the whole ram on the altar as a burnt offering. the pieces and the fat. the right thigh. as the Lord commanded hands and burned them on the altar on Moses. top of the burnt offering as an ordination offering. thumbs of their right hands and on the big toes of their right feet. and burned it the lobes of their right ears. both kidneys and their fat and laid their hands on its head. a 28 pleasing aroma. So he consecrated Aaron and his garments and his sons and their garments. as Moses slaughtered the ram and took the Lord commanded Moses. 25 He took the fat. on the on the altar. 27 He put all these in the hands of Aaron 21 and his sons and waved them before He washed the inner parts and the the Lord as a wave offering. camp. the covering of the liver. the covering of burnt offering. as the Lord commanded Moses. He then presented the other ram.16 24 Moses also took all the fat around the Moses also brought Aaron's sons inner parts. Then he 17 But the bull with its hide and its flesh sprinkled blood against the altar on all and its offal he burned up outside the sides. on the thumb of his 30 right hand and on the big toe of his right Then Moses took some of the foot. anointing oil and some of the blood from the altar and sprinkled them on Aaron and his garments and on his sons and their garments. the ram for the ordination. a pleasing aroma. and Aaron and his sons the liver. and forward and put some of the blood on both kidneys and their fat. the fat tail. which was before the all sides. and Aaron and 29 his sons laid their hands on its head. an offering 22 made to the Lord by fire.

"Come to the altar atonement for you. the glory of the Lord may appear to you. sacrifice the Tent of Meeting day and night for seven offering that is for the people and make days and do what the Lord requires. until the days Then Moses said. as I commanded. For today the Lord will appear to offerings. "Cook the meat at the entrance to offering to sacrifice before the Lord . 9 His sons brought the blood to him. the rest of Aaron and his sons and the elders of the blood he poured out at the base of Israel. and 9On the eighth day Moses summoned he dipped his finger into the blood and put it on the horns of the altar. . 33 Do not leave the entrance to the Tent 6 of Meeting for seven days.' 5 They took the things Moses 32 Then burn up the rest of the meat and commanded to the front of the Tent of the bread. you. both without defect. so that your ordination will last seven days. for that is what I have commanded. commanded Moses. a calf and a lamb.31 4 Moses then said to Aaron and his and an ox and a ram for a fellowship sons. outside the camp." 34 What has been done today was 7 commanded by the Lord to make Moses said to Aaron. and the entire assembly came near and stood before the Lord ." been commanded." 8 So Aaron came to the altar and 36 So Aaron and his sons did everything slaughtered the calf as a sin offering for the Lord commanded through Moses. as the Lord present them before the Lord . Meeting. and from the sin offering. "Take a bull calf for 10 On the altar he burned the fat. and sacrifice your sin offering and your burnt offering and make atonement for 35 You must stay at the entrance to the yourself and the people. "This is what the of your ordination are completed. the Tent of Meeting and eat it there with together with a grain offering mixed with the bread from the basket of ordination oil. himself. as the Lord has you will not die. 3 Then say to the Israelites: 'Take a male 11 the flesh and the hide he burned up goat for a sin offering. for Lord has commanded you to do. so atonement for them. saying.' " 'Aaron and his sons are to eat it. both a year old and without defect-for a burnt offering. the your sin offering and a ram for your kidneys and the covering of the liver burnt offering. 2 He said to Aaron. the altar.

remained silent. from the front of the sanctuary. . he 13 They handed him the burnt offering stepped down. took their censers. and Moses summoned Mishael and then Aaron burned the fat on the altar. Moses and Aaron then went into the Tent of Meeting. 2 So fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them. And having sprinkled it against the altar on all sides. the people I will be honored. a handful of it and burned it on the altar contrary to his command. the fellowship offering for the people. When they came out. and they 18 He slaughtered the ox and the ram as died before the Lord . away thigh before the Lord as a wave offering. the Lord spoke of when he said: " 'Among those who approach me I will 19 But the fat portions of the ox and the show myself holy. and they offered 17 He also brought the grain offering. and 23 he burned them on the altar. 24 Fire came out from the presence of the 15 Aaron then brought the offering that Lord and consumed the burnt offering was for the people. "Come here. Elzaphan. in addition to the morning's burnt offering. and he people and blessed them.12 22 Then he slaughtered the burnt offering. took unauthorized fire before the Lord . carry 21 Aaron waved the breasts and the right your cousins outside the camp. put fire in them and added incense. And the people's sin offering and slaughtered when all the people saw it." as Moses commanded. He took the goat for and the fat portions on the altar. Then Aaron lifted his hands toward the His sons handed him the blood. the layer of fat. the burnt offering and the fellowship offering. and the glory legs and burned them on top of the of the Lord appeared to all the people.' " Aaron kidneys and the covering of the liver. His sons handed him the blood. in the sight of all the ram-the fat tail. they shouted it and offered it for a sin offering as he for joy and fell facedown. sons of Aaron's uncle Uzziel. including the head. 16 He brought the burnt offering and 10Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu offered it in the prescribed way. did with the first one. 4 20 these they laid on the breasts. "This is what sprinkled it against the altar on all sides. sacrificed the sin offering. piece by piece. burnt offering on the altar. and said to them. 14 He washed the inner parts and the they blessed the people. and he 3 Moses then said to Aaron.

"Today they made to the Lord by fire and eat it sacrificed their sin offering and their prepared without yeast beside the altar. Eleazar and Ithamar. "Do not let your waved and the thigh that was presented. and do not tear Eat them in a ceremonially clean place. you should have eaten the goat in the sanctuary area. still in offerings made to the Lord by fire. but such for it is most holy. or you will die and the Lord they have been given to you and your will be angry with the whole community. "Take the 19 grain offering left over from the offerings Aaron replied to Moses." Moses said to Aaron and his remaining sons. all the house of fellowship offerings. it and the common. between the unclean was given to you to take away the guilt and the clean. 14 But you and your sons and your 6 Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons daughters may eat the breast that was Eleazar and Ithamar. 16 When Moses inquired about the goat 9 "You and your sons are not to drink of the sin offering and found that it had wine or other fermented drink whenever been burned up. or you Eleazar and Ithamar. to be waved before the Lord 's anointing oil is on you. for so their tunics. things as this have happened to me. This is a lasting ordinance for sons.5 So they came and carried them. regular share for you and your children. This will be the did as Moses said. Would the Lord have been pleased if I 13 had eaten the sin offering today?" Eat it in a holy place. outside the camp. children as your share of the Israelites' But your relatives. 15 The thigh that was presented and the breast that was waved must be brought 7 Do not leave the entrance to the Tent of with the fat portions of the offerings Meeting or you will die. hair become unkempt. and asked. your clothes." So they Lord as a wave offering. as Moses I have been commanded." Holy Place. may mourn for those the Lord has destroyed by fire. because it is your share and your sons' share of the . 17 "Why didn't you eat the sin offering in 10 You must distinguish between the holy the sanctuary area? It is most holy. as the Lord has commanded. ordered. as I 12 commanded. Israel. 11 and you must teach the Israelites all 18 the decrees the Lord has given them Since its blood was not taken into the through Moses. of the community by making atonement for them before the Lord . he was angry with you go into the Tent of Meeting. the generations to come. Aaron's remaining will die." 8 Then the Lord said to Aaron. burnt offering before the Lord . because the made by fire.

9 " 'Of all the creatures living in the water of the seas and the streams. some winged eat any that have fins and scales. the 8 You must not eat their meat or touch hoopoe and the bat. though it chews the cud. the vulture. it is unclean the little owl. it is ceremonially unclean for you. the cormorant. creatures that walk on all fours that you may eat: those that have jointed legs for hopping on the ground. 19 the stork. . it is unclean for you. but you black vulture. the completely divided. cud. the great for you. any kind of hawk. does not have a split hoof. hoof completely divided and that chews the cud. 6 The rabbit. the gull. 13 " 'These are the birds you are to detest 4 and not eat because they are " 'There are some that only chew the detestable: the eagle. the red kite. 15 5 The coney. does not have a split 14 hoof. these are the ones you may eat: 12 Anything living in the water that does 3 not have fins and scales is to be You may eat any animal that has a split detestable to you. 17 does not have a split hoof. must not eat them. 20 " 'All flying insects that walk on all fours are to be detestable to you. any kind of raven. you 2 must not eat their meat and you must "Say to the Israelites: 'Of all the animals detest their carcasses. though it has a split hoof the white owl. their carcasses. The camel. 11 And since you are to detest them. though it chews the cud. the desert owl. 18 7 And the pig. they are unclean for you. however. it is unclean 16 for you. the screech owl. you may 21 There are. that do not have fins and scales-whether among all the swarming things or among all the other living creatures in 11The Lord said to Moses and the water-you are to detest. any kind of heron. that live on land. does not chew the osprey. the horned owl. Aaron. owl. the cud or only have a split hoof. he was But all creatures in the seas or streams satisfied.20 10 When Moses heard this. though it chews the cud. any kind of black kite.

must wash his clothes. carcass will be unclean till evening. the monitor lizard. something. and he will be Whoever touches them when they are unclean till evening. it is unclean for the weasel. water. and you are to regard them 27 as unclean. lizard. 25 Whoever picks up one of their 34 carcasses must wash his clothes. . will be unclean till evening. whether it is made of 23 But all other winged creatures that wood. water on it from such a pot is unclean. " 'Every animal that has a split hoof not completely divided or that does not 35 chew the cud is unclean for you. Anyone who picks dead will be unclean till evening. it will be unclean till evening. They are unclean If a carcass falls on any seeds that are for you. Anything that one of their carcasses whoever touches the carcass of any of falls on becomes unclean. the wall eat dies. and any liquid that could be drunk from 26 it is unclean. those that walk on their paws are 36 unclean for you. will be unclean. they remain clean. the skink and the chameleon. and Any food that could be eaten but has he will be unclean till evening. 40 31 Of all those that move along the Anyone who eats some of the carcass ground. everything in it will be unclean. hide or sackcloth. 24 " 'You will make yourselves unclean by 33 these. whoever touches their carcasses If one of them falls into a clay pot. and then it will be clean. but anyone who touches one of these 28 carcasses is unclean. cricket or grasshopper. or a cistern for carcasses will be unclean till evening. these are unclean for you. the rat. anyone who touches the lizard. and he will be unclean till evening. Put it in have four legs you are to detest. up the carcass must wash his clothes. whatever its use. 38 29 " 'Of the animals that move about on But if water has been put on the seed the ground. Anyone who picks up their carcasses must wash his clothes. Of all the animals that walk on all fours. 39 " 'If an animal that you are allowed to 30 the gecko. cooking pot must be broken up. that article. an oven or them will be unclean. They are unclean. however. collecting water remains clean. cloth. and he will be 37 unclean till evening. to be planted. and you must break the pot. any kind of great you. whoever touches their A spring. these are unclean for you: and a carcass falls on it.22 32 Of these you may eat any kind of When one of them dies and falls on locust. katydid.

41 3 " 'Every creature that moves about on On the eighth day the boy is to be the ground is detestable.' " 12The Lord said to Moses. as yourselves unclean by means of them or during her period. she is to unclean and the clean. just as she is unclean "When anyone has a swelling or a rash during her monthly period. every living thing that of blood. whether it She must not touch anything sacred or moves on its belly or walks on all fours go to the sanctuary until the days of her or on many feet. she is to by any creature that moves about on the bring to the priest at the entrance to the ground. purification are over. girl. He shall offer them before the Lord to make atonement for her. moves about on the ground. and then she 46 " 'These are the regulations concerning will be ceremonially clean from her flow animals. it is not to be circumcised. for two these creatures. eaten. sixty-six days to be purified from her bleeding. Do not make weeks the woman will be unclean. 8 47 You must distinguish between the If she cannot afford a lamb. Do not make yourselves unclean a son or daughter are over. consecrate 6 yourselves and be holy. birds. it is detestable. of Egypt to be your God. Then she must wait be made unclean by them. 44 I am the Lord your God. or a bright spot on his skin that may become an infectious skin disease. because I am " 'When the days of her purification for holy. and she will be clean. " 'These are the regulations for moves in the water and every creature the woman who gives birth to a boy or a that moves about on the ground. between living bring two doves or two young pigeons. creatures that may be eaten and those one for a burnt offering and the other for that may not be eaten. because I am holy. therefore be 7 holy. he . Tent of Meeting a year-old lamb for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a 45 I am the Lord who brought you up out dove for a sin offering.' " a sin offering. 43 5 Do not defile yourselves by any of If she gives birth to a daughter. becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son will be ceremonially unclean for 2 seven days. In this way the priest will make atonement for her. 4 Then the woman must wait thirty-three 42 You are not to eat any creature that days to be purified from her bleeding. 2 "Say to the Israelites: 'A woman who 13The Lord said to Moses and Aaron.

. it not appear to be more than skin deep covers all the skin of the infected person and the hair in it has not turned white. a "When anyone has an infectious skin white swelling or reddish-white spot disease. 10 must be brought to Aaron the priest or to The priest is to examine him. there is a white swelling in the skin that has turned the hair white and if there is 3 The priest is to examine the sore on his raw flesh in the swelling. priest. he examine him again. The raw faded and has not spread in the skin. and if he sees that the Since it has all turned white. then he will be clean. examine him. so far as the priest can see. he 5 On the seventh day the priest is to shall pronounce that person clean. because he him. skin. he must be brought to the appears. it disease. and if the disease has covered his whole body. 12 "If the disease breaks out all over his 4 If the spot on his skin is white but does skin and. he must present himself to the priest. the priest shall before the priest again. ceremonially unclean. and if one of his sons who is a priest. him. and he will be clean. and if the to be pronounced clean. 7 But if the rash does spread in his skin after he has shown himself to the priest 17 The priest is to examine him. he is to keep him in isolation 14 But whenever raw flesh appears on another seven days. The man must wash his clothes. 19 9 and in the place where the boil was. it is an infectious priest shall pronounce him unclean. 16 Should the raw flesh change and turn white. sore is unchanged and has not spread in the skin. the priest is to put the infected person in isolation for seven days. He skin disease. from head to foot. he shall pronounce him is already unclean. infectious disease. he must appear sores have turned white. and if the hair in the sore has 11 turned white and the sore appears to be it is a chronic skin disease and the more than skin deep. 8 The priest is to examine him. he will be unclean. he has an infectious the priest shall pronounce him clean. flesh is unclean. and if the sore has shall pronounce him unclean. he is clean. pronounce the infected person clean. it is an and it heals. 6 On the seventh day the priest is to 15 When the priest sees the raw flesh. When the priest examines is not to put him in isolation. he must go to the priest. is only a rash. 13 the priest is to examine him. he shall 18 "When someone has a boil on his skin pronounce him unclean. and if the rash has spread in the skin.

when the priest examines it. the spot is unchanged and has not spread in the skin but has 21 But if. and it 32 appears to be more than skin deep. unclean. it does not seem to be skin and a reddish-white or white spot more than skin deep and there is no appears in the raw flesh of the burn. it is an and it does not appear to be more than infectious skin disease. it is an infectious skin disease. is only a scar from the burn. when the priest examines this 24 "When someone has a burn on his kind of sore. then the priest is to put the infected person in isolation for seven 25 the priest is to examine the spot. it is On the seventh day the priest is to an infectious disease that has broken examine the sore. 34 On the seventh day the priest is to examine the itch. and if it has not spread in the skin and appears to be no more than skin deep. 31 But if. and if it is spreading in the the hair in it has turned white. it appears to be more than skin deep and the hair in it is yellow and thin.20 27 The priest is to examine it. the priest shall . and if the itch has not out in the burn. then the priest is to put him in isolation for seven days. skin deep. an infectious and the priest shall pronounce him disease of the head or chin. it more than skin deep and has faded. 28 If. and if days. it is only a scar from the boil. the priest skin. the priest shall pronounce him shall pronounce him unclean. and if it On the seventh day the priest is to appears to be more than skin deep and examine him. black hair in it. 26 33 But if the priest examines it and there he must be shaved except for the is no white hair in the spot and if it is not diseased area. it is an itch. him in isolation another seven days. it is 30 the priest is to examine the sore. and the priest is to keep more than skin deep and has faded. and if infectious. The priest shall spread and there is no yellow hair in it pronounce him unclean. and there is no white hair in it and it is not the priest shall pronounce him clean. It is an unclean. 29 "If a man or woman has a sore on the head or on the chin. it is a swelling from the burn. the priest shall pronounce him unclean. 22 If it is spreading in the skin. clean. infectious skin disease that has broken out where the boil was. then the priest is to put him in isolation for seven days. faded. the 23 But if the spot is unchanged and has priest shall pronounce that person not spread. however. the hair in it has turned white.

The priest shall pronounce him unclean because of the sore on his head. mildew-any woolen or linen clothing. unchanged and black hair has grown in 47 it. 50 The priest is to examine the mildew 41 If he has lost his hair from the front of and isolate the affected article for seven his scalp and has a bald forehead. or any leather article. because the mildew is destructive. that person is clean. he 37 If. or wool. or the leather. or leather. the itch is healed. cover the lower part of itch has spread in the skin. As long as he has the infection he remains unclean. it is an clothing. or the reddish-white like an infectious skin woven or knitted material of wool or disease. He is clean. any leather or anything made of leather- 39 the priest is to examine them. and the "If any clothing is contaminated with priest shall pronounce him clean. 44 pronounce him clean. clean. clothes. it is a spreading mildew and 40 "When a man has lost his hair and is must be shown to the priest. he is days. use. and if 49 the spots are dull white. or any leather article that has the contamination in it. 'Unclean! Unclean!' does not need to look for yellow hair. 43 The priest is to examine him. the article is unclean. it is a harmless and if the contamination in the clothing. 35 But if the itch does spread in the skin 45 after he is pronounced clean. the article must be burned up. he is clean. and if the 52 swollen sore on his head or forehead is He must burn up the clothing. it is a destructive mildew. 42 But if he has a reddish-white sore on and if the mildew has spread in the his bald head or forehead. linen. is greenish or reddish. let his 36 the priest is to examine him. the priest his face and cry out. He must wash his the man is diseased and is unclean. and he will be clean. "The person with such an infectious disease must wear torn clothes. however. or the woven or knitted infectious disease breaking out on his material. and if the hair be unkempt. 38 48 "When a man or woman has white any woven or knitted material of linen spots on the skin. the 46 person is unclean. 51 On the seventh day he is to examine it. in his judgment it is must live outside the camp. rash that has broken out on the skin. . He must live alone. bald. or woven or knitted material. whatever its head or forehead.

53 "But if. material. appearance. into the leather article. the priest is to examine it. he is to tear the Then the priest shall order that one of contaminated part out of the clothing. it is spreading. 3 55 The priest is to go outside the camp After the affected article has been and examine him. his eyebrows and the rest of his . Burn it with fire. even though it has not spread. After this he may linen clothing. or the birds be killed over fresh water in a the leather. If. when he is article be washed. or in the scarlet yarn and the hyssop. it is unclean. 6 He is then to take the live bird and dip 57 But if it reappears in the clothing. the mildew has not spread in the clothing. or the woven or knitted material. then he will be contamination by mildew in woolen or ceremonially clean. or in it. and blood of the bird that was killed over the whatever has the mildew must be fresh water. release the live bird in the open fields. or the woven or knitted clay pot. for pronouncing outside his tent for seven days. when the priest examines it. shave off all his hair and 59 These are the regulations concerning bathe with water. and been healed of his infectious skin if the mildew has not changed its disease. 9 On the seventh day he must shave off all his hair. 4 whether the mildew has affected one the priest shall order that two live clean side or the other. or the woven or knitted be cleansed of the infectious disease material. come into the camp. 7 Seven times he shall sprinkle the one to 58 The clothing. or the 14The Lord said to Moses. the mildew has faded after the article has 5 been washed. his beard. he must shave his head. leather article. the the woven or knitted material. them clean or unclean. but he must stay or any leather article. scarlet yarn and hyssop be brought for the one 56 to be cleansed. Then he is to been washed and is rid of the mildew. and it will be 8 clean. must be washed again. 2 "These are the regulations for the 54 diseased person at the time of his he shall order that the contaminated ceremonial cleansing. together with the cedar wood. birds and some cedar wood. Then he is to isolate brought to the priest: it for another seven days. burned with fire." "The person to be cleansed must wash his clothes. when the priest examines it. or any leather article that has and pronounce him clean. woven or knitted material. If the person has washed.

Like the make atonement for him. of it before the Lord seven times. the priest shall slaughter the burnt offering 12 "Then the priest is to take one of the 20 male lambs and offer it as a guilt and offer it on the altar. 11 The priest who pronounces him clean 19 shall present both the one to be "Then the priest is to sacrifice the sin cleansed and his offerings before the offering and make atonement for the Lord at the entrance to the Tent of one to be cleansed from his Meeting. a log of oil. After that. and he will be remaining in his palm on the lobe of the clean. on the thumb of his right hand offering. along with 18 three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour The rest of the oil in his palm the priest mixed with oil for a grain offering. cleansed and make atonement for him before the Lord . . 16 24 dip his right forefinger into the oil in his The priest is to take the lamb for the palm. 17 hair. and on the big toe of his right foot. it is most holy. on the thumb of his right hand and on the 10 "On the eighth day he must bring two big toe of his right foot. together with offering. and shall put on the head of the one to be one log of oil. he is poor and cannot 13 He is to slaughter the lamb in the holy afford these. the Lord . the guilt offering belongs to tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed the priest. together with the log of oil. wave offering. 14 22 The priest is to take some of the blood and two doves or two young pigeons. pour it in the palm of his own entrance to the Tent of Meeting. right ear of the one to be cleansed. along with the log of oil. he must take one male place where the sin offering and the lamb as a guilt offering to be waved to burnt offering are slaughtered. with oil for a grain offering. before left hand. each without defect. and wave them before the Lord as a wave offering. and make atonement shall wave them before the Lord as a for him. however. uncleanness. he the grain offering. together with a sin offering. old. He must wash his clothes and The priest is to put some of the oil bathe himself with water. one for a sin of the right ear of the one to be offering and the other for a burnt cleansed. 23 "On the eighth day he must bring them 15 The priest shall then take some of the for his cleansing to the priest at the log of oil. 21 "If. on top of the male lambs and one ewe lamb a year blood of the guilt offering. and he will be clean. and with his finger sprinkle some guilt offering. of the guilt offering and put it on the lobe which he can afford.

36 The priest is to order the house to be 27 and with his right forefinger sprinkle emptied before he goes in to examine some of the oil from his palm seven the mildew. . can afford. on the thumb of his mildew in a house in that land. 35 the owner of the house must go and tell the priest. so that nothing in the house times before the Lord . 39 On the seventh day the priest shall 30 Then he shall sacrifice the doves or return to inspect the house. before the Lord . right hand and on the big toe of his right foot. 33 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron. After this the priest is to go in and inspect the 28 Some of the oil in his palm he is to put house. on the walls. 'I have seen something 26 The priest is to pour some of the oil that looks like mildew in my house. who has an infectious skin disease and who cannot afford the regular offerings 42 Then they are to take other stones to for his cleansing." house scraped and the material that is scraped off dumped into an unclean 32 These are the regulations for anyone place outside the town.25 34 He shall slaughter the lamb for the guilt "When you enter the land of Canaan. which the person mildew has spread on the walls. and if it has greenish or reddish thumb of his right hand and on the big depressions that appear to be deeper toe of his right foot. and I put a spreading one to be cleansed. In this way the priest will make atonement before the Lord on behalf of 41 He must have all the inside walls of the the one to be cleansed. offering. 40 he is to order that the contaminated 31 one as a sin offering and the other as a stones be torn out and thrown into an burnt offering. 29 38 The rest of the oil in his palm the priest the priest shall go out the doorway of shall put on the head of the one to be the house and close it up for seven cleansed. than the surface of the wall. offering and take some of its blood and which I am giving you as your put it on the lobe of the right ear of the possession. replace these and take new clay and plaster the house.' into the palm of his own left hand. will be pronounced unclean. If the the young pigeons. together with the grain unclean place outside the town. to make atonement for him days. on the same places he put the blood of 37 the guilt offering-on the lobe of the right He is to examine the mildew on the ear of the one to be cleansed.

infectious skin diseases and mildew. and he will be unclean till evening. the house seven times. 54 if the mildew has spread in the house. for an itch. dip them into the blood of the dead Anyone who touches his bed must bird and the fresh water. 3 49 To purify the house he is to take two Whether it continues flowing from his birds and some cedar wood. the house is infectious skin disease. he shall "Speak to the Israelites and say to pronounce the house clean. way he will make atonement for the house. discharge. the hyssop and clothes and bathe with water. "But if the priest comes to examine it and the mildew has not spread after the 2 house has been plastered. and sprinkle wash his clothes and bathe with water. scarlet body or is blocked. the live with a discharge sat on must wash his bird. Then he is to take the cedar wood. the fresh water. 45 It must be torn down-its stones. the discharge is unclean.43 53 "If the mildew reappears in the house Then he is to release the live bird in after the stones have been torn out and the open fields outside the town. unclean. because them: 'When any man has a bodily the mildew is gone. timbers and all the plaster-and taken out 56 and for a swelling. This is how his discharge will bring about uncleanness: 50 He shall kill one of the birds over fresh 4 water in a clay pot. unclean. spot. the cedar wood. it These are the regulations for any is a destructive mildew. " 'Any bed the man with a discharge lies on will be unclean. 47 Anyone who sleeps or eats in the house must wash his clothes. the hyssop. it will make him yarn and hyssop. the scarlet yarn and the live 5 bird. 46 "Anyone who goes into the house 57 to determine when something is clean while it is closed up will be unclean till or unclean. . be unclean till evening. and he will the scarlet yarn. In this the house scraped and plastered. and it will be clean." 44 the priest is to go and examine it and. 15The Lord said to Moses and 48 Aaron. 55 for mildew in clothing or in a house. These are the regulations for evening. and anything he sits 51 on will be unclean. a rash or a bright of the town to an unclean place. 6 52 He shall purify the house with the Whoever sits on anything that the man bird's blood.

he will be unclean till evening. evening. Any clothing or leather that has semen on it must be washed with water. semen. and anyone with water. he is to count off seven days his clothes and bathe with water. that were under him will be unclean till 18 evening. 9 " 'Everything the man sits on when 17 riding will be unclean. the one discharge must wash his clothes and for a sin offering and the other for a bathe with water. he must will be unclean till evening. In this way he will make till evening. unclean till evening. wash his clothes and bathe himself with fresh water. and he will be unclean burnt offering. the impurity of her monthly water must wash his clothes and bathe period will last seven days. and he will be unclean till doves or two young pigeons and come evening. and anything she be rinsed with water. when anyone touches it. and it 10 and whoever touches any of the things will be unclean till evening. both water. and any wooden article is to period will be unclean. and he for his ceremonial cleansing. and they will be evening. whoever picks up those things When a man lies with a woman and must wash his clothes and bathe with there is an emission of semen. 11 19 " 'Anyone the man with a discharge " 'When a woman has her regular flow touches without rinsing his hands with of blood. with water. and he will be unclean till who touches her will be unclean till evening. he must bathe his whole body and he will be unclean till evening.7 15 " 'Whoever touches the man who has a The priest is to sacrifice them. was sitting on. before the Lord to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and give them to the 23 Whether it is the bed or anything she priest. . 8 " 'If the man with the discharge spits on 16 someone who is clean. and he will be clean. 22 Whoever touches anything she sits on must wash his clothes and bathe with 14 On the eighth day he must take two water. 12 20 " 'A clay pot that the man touches must " 'Anything she lies on during her be broken. sits on will be unclean. and he will be unclean till evening. and he will be unclean till must bathe with water. atonement before the Lord for the man because of his discharge. 13 21 " 'When a man is cleansed from his Whoever touches her bed must wash discharge. that person must " 'When a man has an emission of wash his clothes and bathe with water.

and anything she sits on will be unclean. 16The Lord spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron who died 27 when they approached the Lord . Whoever touches them will be unclean. any bed he lies unclean. uncleanness for defiling my dwelling place. he will be separate from things that make them unclean for seven days. or else he discharge. she unclean by an emission of semen. 3 29 "This is how Aaron is to enter the On the eighth day she must take two sanctuary area: with a young bull for a doves or two young pigeons and bring sin offering and a ram for a burnt them to the priest at the entrance to the offering. as is her bed during her monthly period. for anyone made that continues beyond her period. himself with water before he puts them on. In this way he will make him and put on the linen turban. discharge continues will be unclean. so he must bathe the uncleanness of her discharge. she must count off seven will die. he is to tie the linen sash around offering. so they will not die in their on will be unclean. and he will be unclean The Lord said to Moses: "Tell your till evening. just as in the days of her 33 for a woman in her monthly period. Tent of Meeting. and after that she will be over the atonement cover. These atonement for her before the Lord for are sacred garments. and for a man who lies with a woman 26 Any bed she lies on while her who is ceremonially unclean. 4 30 He is to put on the sacred linen tunic. which is among them. brother Aaron not to come whenever he chooses into the Most Holy Place 28 behind the curtain in front of the " 'When she is cleansed from her atonement cover on the ark. for period.' " 25 " 'When a woman has a discharge of 32 blood for many days at a time other than These are the regulations for a man her monthly period or has a discharge with a discharge. will be unclean as long as she has the discharge. The priest is to sacrifice one for a sin with linen undergarments next to his offering and the other for a burnt body. a man or a woman with a discharge. . ceremonially clean. as during her period. he must wash his clothes and 2 bathe with water. because I appear in the cloud days.24 31 " 'If a man lies with her and her " 'You must keep the Israelites monthly flow touches him.

the Most Holy Place because of the uncleanness and rebellion of the 9 Israelites. sprinkle it on the atonement cover and in front of it. coals from the altar before the Lord and two handfuls of finely ground fragrant 19 He shall sprinkle some of the blood on incense and take them behind the it with his finger seven times to cleanse curtain. then he shall sprinkle some of it with his finger seven 6 "Aaron is to offer the bull for his own sin times before the atonement cover. it and to consecrate it from the 13 uncleanness of the Israelites. He is to put the incense on the fire before the Lord . so that he Tent of Meeting and the altar. for himself. and the smoke of the 20 "When Aaron has finished making incense will conceal the atonement atonement for the Most Holy Place. he shall will not die. the bull's blood and some of the goat's 12 blood and put it on all the horns of the He is to take a censer full of burning altar. and he is to that is before the Lord and make slaughter the bull for his own sin atonement for it. the cover above the Testimony. . 8 He is to cast lots for the two goats-one 16 lot for the Lord and the other for the In this way he will make atonement for scapegoat. 10 But the goat chosen by lot as the 17 No one is to be in the Tent of Meeting scapegoat shall be presented alive from the time Aaron goes in to make before the Lord to be used for making atonement in the Most Holy Place until atonement by sending it into the desert he comes out. midst of their uncleanness. having made atonement as a scapegoat. offering to make atonement for himself 15 and his household. which is among them in the offering. "Aaron shall bring the bull for his own sin offering to make atonement for 18 "Then he shall come out to the altar himself and his household. bring forward the live goat.5 14 From the Israelite community he is to He is to take some of the bull's blood take two male goats for a sin offering and with his finger sprinkle it on the front and a ram for a burnt offering. He shall take some of offering. "He shall then slaughter the goat for the sin offering for the people and take 7 Then he is to take the two goats and its blood behind the curtain and do with present them before the Lord at the it as he did with the bull's blood: He shall entrance to the Tent of Meeting. whatever their sins have Aaron shall bring the goat whose lot been. his household and the whole 11 community of Israel. of the atonement cover. He is to do the same for the Tent falls to the Lord and sacrifice it for a sin of Meeting.

and the man shall release it in the desert. 24 He shall bathe himself with water in a holy place and put on his regular 32 The priest who is anointed and garments. to on the sacred linen garments make atonement for himself and for the people. "Speak to Aaron and his sons and to all the Israelites and say to them: 'This is what the Lord has commanded: . people of the community. he put on before he entered the Most Holy Place. He is to put and the burnt offering for the people. and he is to leave them 31 It is a sabbath of rest. 33 and make atonement for the Most Holy Place." may come into the camp. deny yourselves. and you must there. flesh and offal are to 2 be burned up. Israelites-all their sins-and put them on the goat's head. wickedness and rebellion of the afterward he may come into the camp. their hides. month you must deny yourselves and not do any work-whether native-born or 22 The goat will carry on itself all their an alien living among you- sins to a solitary place. 30 because on this day atonement will be made for you. it is a lasting ordinance. And it was done. must be taken outside the 17The Lord said to Moses. Then. for the Tent of Meeting and the 25 He shall also burn the fat of the sin altar.21 28 He is to lay both hands on the head of The man who burns them must wash the live goat and confess over it all the his clothes and bathe himself with water. Then he shall come out and ordained to succeed his father as high sacrifice the burnt offering for himself priest is to make atonement. afterward he year for all the sins of the Israelites. as the Lord commanded Moses. and for the priests and all the offering on the altar. whose blood was brought into the Most Holy Place to make atonement. He shall send the goat 29 "This is to be a lasting ordinance for away into the desert in the care of a you: On the tenth day of the seventh man appointed for the task. 26 "The man who releases the goat as a 34 "This is to be a lasting ordinance for scapegoat must wash his clothes and you: Atonement is to be made once a bathe himself with water. 27 The bull and the goat for the sin offerings. 23 "Then Aaron is to go into the Tent of before the Lord . to cleanse you. you will be clean from Meeting and take off the linen garments all your sins. camp.

This is to be a lasting ordinance for them and for the 15 " 'Anyone. at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and 13 " 'Any Israelite or any alien living sacrifice them as fellowship offerings. That is why I have said to the Lord . Israelites. one's life.3 10 Any Israelite who sacrifices an ox. . he has atonement for yourselves on the altar. offering or sacrifice then he will be clean. "You must not eat the blood of any creature. and he will living among them who offers a burnt be ceremonially unclean till evening. "None Lord the sacrifices they are now making of you may eat blood. because the life of every 7 They must no longer offer any of their creature is its blood.' alien. 18The Lord said to Moses. whether native-born or generations to come. to the Lord . a " 'Any Israelite or any alien living lamb or a goat in the camp or outside of among them who eats any blood-I will it set my face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from his 4 instead of bringing it to the entrance to people. among you who hunts any animal or bird that may be eaten must drain out 6 The priest is to sprinkle the blood the blood and cover it with earth. tabernacle of the Lord -that man shall be and I have given it to you to make considered guilty of bloodshed. the Tent of Meeting to present it as an 11 offering to the Lord in front of the For the life of a creature is in the blood. They must bring them living among you eat blood. 9 16 and does not bring it to the entrance to But if he does not wash his clothes and the Tent of Meeting to sacrifice it to the bathe himself. nor may an alien in the open fields. anyone who eats it sacrifices to the goat idols to whom they must be cut off." prostitute themselves." to the priest.' " people. 5 12 This is so the Israelites will bring to the Therefore I say to the Israelites. he will be held Lord -that man must be cut off from his responsible. against the altar of the Lord at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and burn 14 because the life of every creature is its the fat as an aroma pleasing to the blood. that is. it shed blood and must be cut off from his is the blood that makes atonement for people. who eats anything found dead or torn by wild animals must wash his 8 "Say to them: 'Any Israelite or any alien clothes and bathe with water.

born to profane the name of your God. either your father's daughter " 'Do not approach a woman to have or your mother's daughter. 8 " 'Do not have sexual relations with 18 your father's wife.2 12 "Speak to the Israelites and say to " 'Do not have sexual relations with them: 'I am the Lord your God. I am the Lord your relations. they are her close relatives. whether she sexual relations during the uncleanness was born in the same home or of her monthly period. She is your son's who obeys them will live by them. I am your brother. for you must not daughter of your father's wife. 14 " 'Do not dishonor your father's brother 4 You must obey my laws and be careful by approaching his wife to have sexual to follow my decrees. she is your sister. . I am the your father. do not have relations with her. God. Do not follow your mother's close relative. their practices. 20 " 'Do not have sexual relations with 10 " 'Do not have sexual relations with your neighbor's wife and defile yourself your son's daughter or your daughter's with her. that would dishonor you. your mother's sister. 16 " 'Do not have sexual relations with 6 " 'No one is to approach any close your brother's wife. for the man your daughter-in-law. 13 where you used to live. do not have relations with son's daughter or her daughter's her. 17 " 'Do not have sexual relations with 7 " 'Do not dishonor your father by having both a woman and her daughter. and you must " 'Do not have sexual relations with not do as they do in the land of Canaan. the Lord . elsewhere. because she is where I am bringing you. that would dishonor " 'Do not take your wife's sister as a your father. 9 " 'Do not have sexual relations with 19 your sister. 15 " 'Do not have sexual relations with 5 Keep my decrees and laws. that would dishonor relative to have sexual relations. rival wife and have sexual relations with her while your wife is living. daughter. she is your aunt. Lord . She is have sexual relations with either her your mother. she is your father's close relative. I am wife. Do not sexual relations with your mother. 3 You must not do as they do in Egypt. That is wickedness. daughter. the Lord . 21 " 'Do not give any of your children to 11 " 'Do not have sexual relations with the be sacrificed to Molech. your father's sister.

and the land became defiled. so I punished it for its sin. it is 28 impure and will not be accepted. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the Lord 25 your God. animal to have sexual relations with it. detestable things-such persons must be cut off from their people. people who lived in the land before you. 23 " 'Do not have sexual relations with an 2 "Speak to the entire assembly of Israel animal and defile yourself with it. these ways. 3 " 'Each of you must respect his mother 24 and father. And if you defile the land. A and say to them: 'Be holy because I. Whoever eats it will be held responsible because he has desecrated what is holy 29 to the Lord . 19The Lord said to Moses. do not reap to the very edges of Keep my requirements and do not your field or gather the gleanings of your follow any of the detestable customs harvest. " 'When you sacrifice a fellowship offering to the Lord . and you must observe my " 'Do not defile yourselves in any of Sabbaths. anything 27 left over until the third day must be for all these things were done by the burned up. I 10 am the Lord your God. the woman must not present herself to an Lord your God. The native-born and the aliens living among you must not do any of 6 these detestable things. 7 If any of it is eaten on the third day. because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out 4 before you became defiled. am holy. " 'Do not turn to idols or make gods of cast metal for yourselves. It shall be eaten on the day you sacrifice it or on the next day. . I am the Lord your God. sacrifice it in such a 26 way that it will be accepted on your But you must keep my decrees and my behalf.22 " 'Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman. and the land 5 vomited out its inhabitants. laws. that is detestable. that person must be cut off " 'Everyone who does any of these from his people. that is a perversion. it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that 8 were before you. Even the land was defiled.' " Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. 9 " 'When you reap the harvest of your 30 land. that were practiced before you came and do not defile yourselves with them. I am the Lord your God.

11 " 'Do not steal. " 'Do the Lord . a guilt offering to the Lord . 29 " 'Do not degrade your daughter by making her a prostitute. 12 21 " 'Do not swear falsely by my name The man. " 'Do not mate " 'Do not cut your bodies for the dead different kinds of animals. still in it. " 'Do not do 25 anything that endangers your neighbor's But in the fifth year you may eat its life. 14 " 'Do not curse the deaf or put a 23 stumbling block in front of the blind. 17 " 'Do not hate your brother in your 26 heart. " 'Do not plant or put tattoo marks on yourselves. must bring a ram and so profane the name of your God. before the Lord for the sin he has committed. it must not be partiality to the poor or favoritism to the eaten. but " 'When you enter the land and plant fear your God. death. there must be due . For three years you are to 15 " 'Do not pervert justice. regard its fruit as forbidden. and his sin will be forgiven. " 'Do not lie. great. " 'Do not punishment. 18 " 'Do not seek revenge or bear a 27 grudge against one of your people. 19 28 " 'Keep my decrees. 13 22 " 'Do not defraud your neighbor or rob With the ram of the guilt offering the him. do not show consider it forbidden . I am your field with two kinds of seed. however. among your people. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so " 'Do not eat any meat with the blood you will not share in his guilt. I am the your head or clip off the edges of your Lord . " 'Do not hold back the wages of a priest is to make atonement for him hired man overnight. I am the Lord your God. In this way your harvest will be increased. fruit. or the land will 20 " 'If a man sleeps with a woman who is turn to prostitution and be filled with a slave girl promised to another man but wickedness. beard. an offering of praise to the Lord . but " 'Do not cut the hair at the sides of love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord . " 'Do not practice divination or sorcery. 24 In the fourth year all its fruit will be 16 " 'Do not go about spreading slander holy. Yet they are not to be put to deceive one another. I am the Lord . but judge your neighbor fairly. not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material. any kind of fruit tree. who has not been ransomed or given her freedom. I to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting for am the Lord . because she had not been freed.

30 3 " 'Observe my Sabbaths and have I will set my face against that man and I reverence for my sanctuary. 8 36 Use honest scales and honest weights. He has cursed 37 " 'Keep all my decrees and all my laws his father or his mother. " 'If anyone curses his father or mother. I am the will cut him off from his people. If the people of the community close their eyes when that man gives one of 32 " 'Rise in the presence of the aged.' " will be on his own head. Keep my decrees and follow them. Both the death. spiritists. I am the Lord your God. do not mistreat him. his children to Molech and they fail to show respect for the elderly and revere put him to death. he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my 31 " 'Do not turn to mediums or seek out holy name. for you will be defiled by them. people both him and all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molech. quantity. 4 I am the Lord your God. I am the Lord . Love " 'I will set my face against the person him as yourself. weight or " 'Consecrate yourselves and be holy. death. for you were aliens in who turns to mediums and spiritists to Egypt. and his blood and follow them. he must be put to death. and I will cut him off from his people. who makes you holy. . I am the Lord . of his children to Molech must be put to he has dishonored his father. their blood will be on their own heads. I am an honest ephah and an honest hin. prostitute himself by following them. am the Lord your God. for by Lord . giving his children to Molech. 2 "Say to the Israelites: 'Any Israelite or any alien living in Israel who gives any 11 " 'If a man sleeps with his father's wife. I the Lord . 34 The alien living with you must be 6 treated as one of your native-born. 35 " 'Do not use dishonest standards 7 when measuring length. 10 " 'If a man commits adultery with 20The Lord said to Moses. because I am the Lord your God. 5 I will set my face against that man and 33 " 'When an alien lives with you in your his family and will cut off from their land. The people of the community are man and the woman must be put to to stone him. who brought you 9 out of Egypt. another man's wife-with the wife of his neighbor-both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death. your God.

am holy. customs of the nations I am going to drive out before you." I am the Lord your God. they will die childless. father. They will be childless. Both of them must be cut from the nations to be my own. 14 " 'If a man marries both a woman and her mother. 27 " 'A man or woman who is a medium or 19 " 'Do not have sexual relations with the spiritist among you must be put to sister of either your mother or your . both of them must be put to death. animal or bird or anything that moves along the ground-those which I have set 18 " 'If a man lies with a woman during apart as unclean for you. Because they did 16 " 'If a woman approaches an animal to all these things. He has animals and between unclean and clean dishonored his sister and will be held birds. responsible. daughter of either his father or his mother. it is wicked. he must be put to death. her monthly period and has sexual relations with her. he has exposed the 26 You are to be holy to me because I.12 " 'If a man sleeps with his daughter-in. a land flowing with milk and honey. 20 " 'If a man sleeps with his aunt. They must be put to death. their blood will be on their own heads. I abhorred them. their blood will be on their own 21 " 'If a man marries his brother's wife. off from their people. for that would dishonor a close law. and she has also Lord . so that follow them. the has set you apart from the nations. and they have sexual relations. have sexual relations with it. the source of her flow. Do not defile yourselves by any responsible. and 23 You must not live according to the you must kill the animal. I will give it to you as an own heads. he has dishonored his brother. "You will possess put to death. he has 13 " 'If a man lies with a man as one lies dishonored his uncle. so that the land where I am no wickedness will be among you. They will be held with a woman. kill both the woman and the animal. Both he and 22 " 'Keep all my decrees and laws and they must be burned in the fire. it heads. inheritance. 15 " 'If a man has sexual relations with an animal. bringing you to live may not vomit you out. relative. is an act of impurity. both of them have done responsible. They must be 24 But I said to you. their blood will be on their their land. 25 " 'You must therefore make a it is a disgrace. and I have set you apart uncovered it. what is detestable. who 17 " 'If a man marries his sister. both of you would be held What they have done is a perversion. They must be cut off distinction between clean and unclean before the eyes of their people.

He must not make 3 himself unclean. dependent on him since she has no husband-for her he may make himself 12 unclean. husbands. his son or daughter. ' " 7 " 'They must not marry women defiled 16 by prostitution or divorced from their The Lord said to Moses. I am the Lord . and so defile himself. among his people. she disgraces her father. He must not marry a widow. I am the Lord . and say to them: 'A priest must not make himself brothers who has had the anointing oil ceremonially unclean for any of his poured on his head and who has been people who die. who makes him holy. them holy. " 'Priests must not shave their heads or shave off the edges of their beards or 14 cut their bodies. people related to him by marriage. must not profane the name of their God. because he has been 4 dedicated by the anointing oil of his He must not make himself unclean for God. "Say to Aaron: 'For the generations to come none of your descendants who 8 Regard them as holy. their " 'If a priest's daughter defiles herself by blood will be on their own heads. nor leave the sanctuary of his God or desecrate it.' " becoming a prostitute. . because I the Lord am holy-I who make you holy. 9 death. the one among his the priests. because priests are holy to 17 their God. or a woman defiled by 6 prostitution. Because they present the offerings 15 made to the Lord by fire. must not let his hair become unkempt or 2 tear his clothes. even for his father or or an unmarried sister who is mother. He must not enter a place where there is a dead body. 21The Lord said to Moses. You are to stone them. she must be burned in the fire. 13 " 'The woman he marries must be a 5 virgin. except for a close relative. his 11 brother. a divorced woman. the sons of Aaron. "Speak to 10 " 'The high priest. but only a virgin from his They must be holy to their God and own people. they are to be holy. ordained to wear the priestly garments. Consider food of his God. such as his mother or father. the food of so he will not defile his offspring their God. because they has a defect may come near to offer the offer up the food of your God.

clean. ceremonially unclean and yet comes near the sacred offerings that the 19 no man with a crippled foot or hand. nor may the .18 3 No man who has any defect may come "Say to them: 'For the generations to near: no man who is blind or lame. he may not eat the sacred 21 offerings until he is cleansed. 23 yet because of his defect. and so become 2 "Tell Aaron and his sons to treat with unclean through it. He must not altar. 5 or if he touches any crawling thing that 22 makes him unclean. as well as the holy food. or who is hunchbacked or dwarfed. 24 So Moses told this to Aaron and his 7 When the sun goes down. or any person who He may eat the most holy food of his makes him unclean. and after that he may eat the sacred offerings. ' " has bathed himself with water. uncleanness may be. come. He will No descendant of Aaron the priest who also be unclean if he touches something has any defect is to come near to defiled by a corpse or by anyone who present the offerings made to the Lord has an emission of semen. 22The Lord said to Moses. He has a defect. I am the Lord . so they will 9 " 'The priests are to keep my not profane my holy name. he must not come near to offer the food of his God. infectious skin disease or a bodily discharge. I am the requirements so that they do not Lord . Israelites consecrate to the Lord . 10 " 'No one outside a priest's family may eat the sacred offering. whatever the God. who makes them holy. by fire. respect the sacred offerings the Israelites consecrate to me. become guilty and die for treating them with contempt. who makes them holy. he must not 6 The one who touches any such thing go near the curtain or approach the will be unclean till evening. I eat any of the sacred offerings unless he am the Lord . and so desecrate my sanctuary. he will be sons and to all the Israelites. or who has any eye defect. if any of your descendants is disfigured or deformed. 8 He must not eat anything found dead or torn by wild animals. I am the Lord . that person must be cut off from my 20 presence. or who has 4 festering or running sores or damaged " 'If a descendant of Aaron has an testicles. for they are his food. I am the Lord .

guest of a priest or his hired worker eat order that it may be accepted on your it. and she returns to live in her Do not offer to the Lord the blind. but it will not be accepted in fulfillment of a vow. she may injured or the maimed. They will 17 The Lord said to Moses. torn or cut. or as a freewill offering. . not place any of these on the altar as an offering made to the Lord by fire. widow or is divorced. 15 The priests must not desecrate the 24 sacred offerings the Israelites present to You must not offer to the Lord an the Lord animal whose testicles are bruised. offerings and so bring upon them guilt 25 requiring payment. it must be without defect or 13 But if a priest's daughter becomes a blemish to be acceptable. fulfill a special vow or as a freewill offering. No unauthorized warts or festering or running sores. not be accepted on your behalf. who and you must not accept such animals makes them holy. a lamb or a goat is born. or if a slave is born in his household. 14 " 'If anyone eats a sacred offering by 23 mistake. I am the Lord . it will be 19 you must present a male without acceptable as an offering made to the defect from the cattle. yet has no 22 children. 12 21 If a priest's daughter marries anyone When anyone brings from the herd or other than a priest. Do not bring anything with a defect. sheep or goats in Lord by fire. 11 20 But if a priest buys a slave with money. Do person. because it will not be accepted on your that slave may eat his food.' " "Speak to Aaron and his sons and to all the Israelites and say to them: 'If any 26 of you-either an Israelite or an alien The Lord said to Moses. From the eighth day on. either to fulfill a vow "When a calf. behalf. however. may eat any of it. it is to remain with its mother for seven days. present as a priest for the offering and add a fifth of freewill offering an ox or a sheep that is the value to it. or anything with eat of her father's food. living in Israel-presents a gift for a burnt 27 offering to the Lord . because they are deformed and have 18 defects. the father's house as in her youth. however. You must not do 16 by allowing them to eat the sacred this in your own land. crushed. behalf. she may not eat any flock a fellowship offering to the Lord to of the sacred contributions. deformed or stunted.' " from the hand of a foreigner and offer them as the food of your God. he must make restitution to the You may.

14 4 You must not eat any bread. leave 8 none of it till morning. I am the Lord . On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work." first grain you harvest. I am the Lord . the Lord . live. or roasted " 'These are the Lord 's appointed or new grain. which must sacrifice as a burnt offering to the you are to proclaim as sacred Lord a lamb a year old without defect. 11 He is to wave the sheaf before the 23The Lord said to Moses. the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath. 5 The Lord 's Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. 30 It must be eaten that same day. seventh day hold a sacred assembly I am the Lord . 2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'These are my appointed feasts. This is to proclaim at their appointed times: be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. I must The Lord said to Moses. sacrifice it in such a way that 7 it will be accepted on your behalf. assemblies. Lord 's Feast of Unleavened Bread begins. For seven days present an offering made to the Lord by fire.' " 9 32 Do not profane my holy name. for seven days you must eat 29 "When you sacrifice a thank offering to bread made without yeast. Lord so it will be accepted on your behalf. And on the 31 "Keep my commands and follow them.28 6 Do not slaughter a cow or a sheep and On the fifteenth day of that month the its young on the same day. 13 3 together with its grain offering of two- " 'There are six days when you may tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed work. I am the Lord . a pleasing aroma-and its drink are not to do any work. who makes "Speak to the Israelites and say to you holy them: 'When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its 33 and who brought you out of Egypt to harvest. be acknowledged as holy by the 10 Israelites. it is a Sabbath to the Lord . a day of sacred assembly. wherever you offering of a quarter of a hin of wine. . the sacred assemblies you are to bring this offering to your God. You fire. until the very day you feasts. bring to the priest a sheaf of the be your God. wherever you live. but the seventh day is a Sabbath with oil-an offering made to the Lord by of rest. and do no regular work. you the appointed feasts of the Lord . 12 On the day you wave the sheaf.

the Day of Atonement. fire. This is to be a lasting ordinance 32 for the generations to come. each a year old and without assembly and deny yourselves. 27 "The tenth day of this seventh month is 18 Present with this bread seven male the Day of Atonement. the The Lord said to Moses. Leave them for the poor and The Lord said to Moses. 29 Anyone who does not deny himself on that day must be cut off from his people. They are a sacred offering to the Lord for the priest. an offering of new grain to the Lord . baked with yeast. when atonement is made for you before the Lord your 19 Then sacrifice one male goat for a sin God. This is to 21 be a lasting ordinance for the On that same day you are to proclaim generations to come. I am the Lord your God. Hold a sacred lambs. 31 You shall do no work at all. 28 Do no work on that day. bring two offering made to the Lord by fire. and you you live. a sacred assembly the seventh Sabbath." land. 24 "Say to the Israelites: 'On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a 16 Count off fifty days up to the day after day of rest. 20 The priest is to wave the two lambs before the Lord as a wave offering.' " loaves made of two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour. and then present commemorated with trumpet blasts. the alien. a sacred assembly and do no regular work. day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering. because it is an aroma pleasing to the Lord . each a year old. anyone who does any work on that day. must deny yourselves. offering of firstfruits to the Lord . together with their grain offerings and drink offerings-an offering made by fire. wherever you live. wherever It is a sabbath of rest for you.15 23 " 'From the day after the Sabbath. do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your 33 harvest. From the evening of the ninth day of the month 22 until the following evening you are to " 'When you reap the harvest of your observe your sabbath. offering and two lambs. one young bull and two rams.' " . but present an 17 From wherever you live. and defect. 25 Do no regular work. count off seven full weeks. for a fellowship offering. as a wave 26 The Lord said to Moses. present an offering made to the Lord by They will be a burnt offering to the Lord . 30 I will destroy from among his people together with the bread of the firstfruits.

and the 4 eighth day also is a day of rest. fruit from the trees. sacrifices and drink offerings required for each 24The Lord said to Moses. 35 42 The first day is a sacred assembly. 2 "Command the Israelites to bring you 38 These offerings are in addition to those clear oil of pressed olives for the light so for the Lord 's Sabbaths and in addition that the lamps may be kept burning to your gifts and whatever you have continually. and it lasts lasting ordinance for the generations to for seven days. day. I am the Lord closing assembly. vowed and all the freewill offerings you 3 give to the Lord . continually. Aaron is to tend the 39 " 'So beginning with the fifteenth day of lamps before the Lord from evening till the seventh month. . using two-tenths of an ephah days. This is to be a gathered the crops of the land. do Live in booths for seven days: All no regular work. The lamps on the pure gold lampstand before the Lord must be tended 40 On the first day you are to take choice continually. This is to be a Feast of Tabernacles begins. sacred assemblies for bringing offerings made to the Lord by fire-the burnt offerings and grain offerings. come. after you have morning. celebrate lasting ordinance for the generations to the festival to the Lord for seven days. which you are to proclaim as the appointed feasts of the Lord . come. your God. It is the brought them out of Egypt. and palm fronds. do no regular work.' " 37 44 (" 'These are the Lord 's appointed So Moses announced to the Israelites feasts. native-born Israelites are to live in booths 36 For seven days present offerings made 43 to the Lord by fire. celebrate it in the seventh month. and rejoice "Take fine flour and bake twelve loaves before the Lord your God for seven of bread.) Outside the curtain of the Testimony in the Tent of Meeting. and on the eighth day so your descendants will know that I hold a sacred assembly and present an had the Israelites live in booths when I offering made to the Lord by fire. 5 leafy branches and poplars.34 41 "Say to the Israelites: 'On the fifteenth Celebrate this as a festival to the Lord day of the seventh month the Lord 's for seven days each year. the first day is a day of rest. for each loaf.

but whoever kills a man must be put to death.6 16 Set them in two rows. an Egyptian father went out among the Israelites. eye for eye. so 22 You are to have the same law for the they brought him to Moses. 11 The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name with a curse. who If anyone injures his neighbor. The Israelites did as the Lord commanded Moses. so 10 Now the son of an Israelite mother and he is to be injured. bread and to be an offering made to the 17 Lord by fire. lay their hands on his head. because it is whatever he has done must be done to a most holy part of their regular share of him: the offerings made to the Lord by fire. are to eat it in a holy place." A Blasphemer Stoned 20 fracture for fracture. he must be as a memorial portion to represent the put to death. restitution. Whether an alien or native-born. (His alien and the native-born. I am the Lord mother's name was Shelomith. anyone who blasphemes the name of on the table of pure gold before the Lord the Lord must be put to death. Sabbath after Sabbath. 8 This bread is to be set out before the 18 Lord regularly. six in each row. As he has injured the other. entire assembly must stone him. tooth for tooth. the camp and stoned him. . he will be held responsible. 12 They put him in custody until the will of and they took the blasphemer outside the Lord should be made clear to them. 9 19 It belongs to Aaron and his sons. 13 Then the Lord said to Moses: 14 "Take the blasphemer outside the camp. and the entire assembly is to stone him. and a fight broke out in the 21 Whoever kills an animal must make camp between him and an Israelite. " 'If anyone takes the life of a human being. when 7 Along each row put some pure incense he blasphemes the Name.) 23 Then Moses spoke to the Israelites. The . Anyone who takes the life of on behalf of the Israelites. as a lasting someone's animal must make covenant. the your God. 2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to 15 them: 'When you enter the land I am Say to the Israelites: 'If anyone curses his God. restitution-life for life. he must be put to death.' " daughter of Dibri the Danite. All those who heard him are to 25The Lord said to Moses on Mount Sinai.

and the hired worker and you on the basis of the number of years temporary resident who live among you. on the Day of obey my laws. For it is a jubilee and is to be holy for you. take advantage of each other. 19 Then the land will yield its fruit. period of forty-nine years. do not vines. and when the years land produces may be eaten. and for vines. "What will we eat in the family property and each to his own seventh year if we do not plant or clan. each one of you is to return to his 20 You may ask. The land is to have a year of rest. left for harvesting crops. Do not sow your fields or prune " 'In this Year of Jubilee everyone is to your vineyards. are few. return to his own property. 9 Then have the trumpet sounded 18 everywhere on the tenth day of the " 'Follow my decrees and be careful to seventh month. the number of crops. have a sabbath of rest. you are to decrease the price. 11 going to give you. and you will live safely in Atonement sound the trumpet the land. your manservant and since the Jubilee. I am the Lord your God. 7 16 as well as for your livestock and the When the years are many. And he is to sell to maidservant. throughout your land. and 10 Consecrate the fiftieth year and you will eat your fill and live there in proclaim liberty throughout the land to safety. do not sow and do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the untended 3 For six years sow your fields. you are to wild animals in your land. you. the land itself must The fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for observe a sabbath to the Lord . It shall be a jubilee for you. six years prune your vineyards and 12 gather their crops. but fear your God. because what he is really selling you is 8 " 'Count off seven sabbaths of years. Whatever the increase the price. 5 14 Do not reap what grows of itself or " 'If you sell land to one of your harvest the grapes of your untended countrymen or buy any from him. all its inhabitants. seven times seven years-so that the 17 seven sabbaths of years amount to a Do not take advantage of each other. 6 15 Whatever the land yields during the You are to buy from your countryman sabbath year will be food for you-for on the basis of the number of years yourself. eat only what is taken directly from 4 But in the seventh year the land is to the fields. a sabbath to the 13 Lord . harvest our crops?" .

a house sold in any poor and sells some of his property. you must provide for towns. you will eat from the old crop and will 31 continue to eat from it until the harvest But houses in villages without walls of the ninth year comes in. During that time he may redeem it. but fear your God. however. 35 27 he is to determine the value for the " 'If one of your countrymen becomes years since he sold it and refund the poor and is unable to support himself balance to the man to whom he sold it. because the land is mine Jubilee. 32 " 'The Levites always have the right to 24 Throughout the country that you hold redeem their houses in the Levitical as a possession. because the houses in the what his countryman has sold. which they possess. permanent possession. 26 If. among you. 37 You must not lend him money at 29 " 'If a man sells a house in a walled interest or sell him food at a profit. he retains the right of redemption a full year after its sale. shall belong permanently to the buyer and his descendants. help him as you would an he can then go back to his own property. the redemption of the land. 33 So the property of the Levites is 25 " 'If one of your countrymen becomes redeemable-that is. alien or a temporary resident. city. his town they hold-and is to be returned in nearest relative is to come and redeem the Jubilee. it is their to redeem it. around them are to be considered as open country. property. returned in the Jubilee.21 30 I will send you such a blessing in the If it is not redeemed before a full year sixth year that the land will yield enough has passed. It is not to be 22 While you plant during the eighth year. and you are but aliens and my tenants. so he can continue to live among you. . 28 But if he does not acquire the means 36 to repay him. towns of the Levites are their property among the Israelites. and he can then go back to his you. so that your Year of Jubilee. 23 " 'The land must not be sold and they are to be returned in the permanently. They can be redeemed. It will be returned in the countryman may continue to live among Jubilee. what he sold will remain in Do not take interest of any kind from the possession of the buyer until the him. the house in the walled city for three years. a man has no one to 34 redeem it for him but he himself But the pastureland belonging to their prospers and acquires sufficient means towns must not be sold.

he may redeem himself. One of his relatives 40 He is to be treated as a hired worker or may redeem him: a temporary resident among you. he is to compute that them you may buy slaves. they must not be sold as slaves. whom I brought out of Egypt. .38 47 I am the Lord your God. country. The price for his release 42 Because the Israelites are my is to be based on the rate paid to a hired servants. Or 41 Then he and his children are to be if he prospers. whom I brought out of Egypt. price paid for him. They are my servants. man for that number of years. he is 49 to work for you until the Year of Jubilee. but you must not rule over for the Israelites belong to me as your fellow Israelites ruthlessly. servants. you must see to it that his and members of their clans born in your owner does not rule over him ruthlessly. inherited property and can make them 55 slaves for life. who brought " 'If an alien or a temporary resident you out of Egypt to give you the land of among you becomes rich and one of Canaan and to be your God. and they will become your 54 property. do not make him work as a slave. he must pay for 43 Do not rule over them ruthlessly. and pay for his redemption accordingly. released. 52 44 " 'Your male and female slaves are to If only a few years remain until the come from the nations around you. 53 45 You may also buy some of the He is to be treated as a man hired from temporary residents living among you year to year. and he will go back to his own 50 clan and to the property of his He and his buyer are to count the time forefathers. from the year he sold himself up to the Year of Jubilee. he retains the right of redemption after he has sold himself. poor among you and sells himself to 48 you. your countrymen becomes poor and sells himself to the alien living among 39 " 'If one of your countrymen becomes you or to a member of the alien's clan. An uncle or a cousin or any blood relative in his clan may redeem him. from Year of Jubilee. I am the Lord your God. but his redemption a larger share of the fear your God. he and his children are to 46 You can will them to your children as be released in the Year of Jubilee. 51 If many years remain. " 'Even if he is not redeemed in any of these ways.

and do not place a carved stone in your 11 land to bow down before it. 5 Your threshing will continue until grape 15 harvest and the grape harvest will and if you reject my decrees and abhor continue until planting. and the sword will not pass plant seed in vain. 16 then I will do this to you: I will bring 6 " 'I will grant peace in the land. longer be slaves to the Egyptians. wasting will lie down and no one will make you diseases and fever that will destroy your afraid. and you will eat my laws and fail to carry out all my all the food you want and live in safety in commands and so violate my covenant. 8 Five of you will chase a hundred. " 'If after all this you will not listen to me. I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled 4 I will send you rain in its season. Lord . 17 7 You will pursue your enemies. You will the land. I will punish you for your sins seven 9 " 'I will look on you with favor and make times over. and a and you will flee even when no one is hundred of you will chase ten thousand. and you to walk with heads held high. 13 I am the Lord your God. pursuing you. you fruitful and increase your numbers. the ground will yield its crops and the 14 trees of the field their fruit. your land. enemies will eat it. and your enemies will fall by the sword 18 before you. 10 You will still be eating last year's 26" 'Do not make idols or set up an harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new. I am the I will put my dwelling place among you. Lord your God. because your through your country. and you upon you sudden terror. . 12 2 " 'Observe my Sabbaths and have I will walk among you and be your reverence for my sanctuary. I will remove savage beasts from sight and drain away your life. I am the God. and you will be my people. those who hate you will rule over you. 19 and I will keep my covenant with you. and I will not abhor you. who brought 3 " 'If you follow my decrees and are you out of Egypt so that you would no careful to obey my commands. " 'But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands. you will be defeated by your enemies. I will break down your stubborn pride and make the sky above you like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze. image or a sacred stone for yourselves. and they I will set my face against you so that will fall by the sword before you.

and your cities will lie in ruins. 30 I will destroy your high places. I will send a plague among you. and I myself will punish you though no one is pursuing them. you. me. When you withdraw into your cities. . and they will fall. 37 They will stumble over one another as 28 then in my anger I will be hostile though fleeing from the sword. 23 " 'If in spite of these things you do not 33 I will scatter you among the nations accept my correction but continue to be and will draw out my sword and pursue hostile toward me. Your land will be laid waste. even though no to me but continue to be hostile toward one is pursuing them. no delight in the pleasing aroma of your and they will rob you of your children. enemies who live there will be appalled. then the land will rest and avenge the breaking of the covenant. as your sins deserve. windblown leaf will put them to flight. I will multiply your idols. ten women will be able to bake your 36 " 'As for those of you who are left. You will eat the flesh of your sons and because your soil will not yield its crops. but of their enemies that the sound of a you will not be satisfied. and they will dole out make their hearts so fearful in the lands the bread by weight. and I will take 22 I will send wild animals against you. afflictions seven times over. the be given into enemy hands. land will have the rest it did not have during the sabbaths you lived in it. so that your deserted. 24 I myself will be hostile toward you and will afflict you for your sins seven times 34 Then the land will enjoy its sabbath over. You will eat. nor will the trees of the land yield their fruit.20 29 Your strength will be spent in vain. 26 When I cut off your supply of bread. years all the time that it lies desolate and you are in the country of your 25 And I will bring the sword upon you to enemies. enjoy its sabbaths. 31 I will turn your cities into ruins and lay waste your sanctuaries. even toward you. I will bread in one oven. destroy your cattle and make you so few in number that your roads will be 32 I will lay waste the land. offerings. and I will abhor you. They will run as though fleeing from the 27 " 'If in spite of this you still do not listen sword. So you for your sins seven times over. and you will 35 All the time that it lies desolate. cut down your incense altars and pile your 21 " 'If you remain hostile toward me and dead bodies on the lifeless forms of your refuse to listen to me. the flesh of your daughters.

who will But for their sake I will remember the set the value for him according to what covenant with their ancestors whom I the man making the vow can afford. set her value at their sin. 43 For the land will be deserted by them 6 If it is a person between one month and and will enjoy its sabbaths while it lies five years. the laws and enemies. also because of 2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to their fathers' sins they will waste away. away in the lands of their enemies because of their sins. the Israelites through Moses. shekels. set the value of a male at five desolate without them. the sins of their fathers-their treachery against me and their hostility toward me. I am the Lord .' " . 46 will not be able to stand before your These are the decrees. and I will twenty shekels and of a female at ten remember the land. They will pay for shekels of silver and that of a female at their sins because they rejected my laws three shekels of silver. If anyone making the vow is too poor to pay the specified amount. I will not reject and of a female at ten shekels. enemies-then when their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they pay for 4 and if it is a female. 39 Those of you who are left will waste 27The Lord said to Moses. when they are in the set the value of a male at fifteen shekels land of their enemies. them: 'If anyone makes a special vow to dedicate persons to the Lord by giving 40 " 'But if they will confess their sins and equivalent values. thirty shekels. set the value of a male at my covenant with Abraham. the regulations that the Lord established on Mount Sinai between himself and the 38 You will perish among the nations. Yet in spite of this. 42 I will remember my covenant with 5 If it is a person between the ages of five Jacob and my covenant with Isaac and and twenty. and abhorred my decrees. them or abhor them so as to destroy them completely. he is to 45 present the person to the priest. 7 44 If it is a person sixty years old or more. according to the sanctuary that I sent them into the land of their shekel . breaking my covenant 8 with them. I am the Lord their God. brought out of Egypt in the sight of the nations to be their God. 3 set the value of a male between the ages of twenty and sixty at fifty shekels 41 which made me hostile toward them so of silver. land of your enemies will devour you.

. priest. it will remain. its value is to be set bought it. it will become the property of the priests. and the house will again become holy to the Lord . the priest will determine the good one for a bad one. and the man must redeems it. 14 " 'If a man dedicates his house as 22 something holy to the Lord . 21 When the field is released in the 13 If the owner wishes to redeem the Jubilee. it will become holy. the sanctuary shekel. and its set value will be substitute become holy. reduced. the value that has been set such an animal given to the Lord remains. it can never be redeemed. of Jubilee. which is not part of his Whatever value the priest then sets. 23 the priest will determine its value up to 15 If the man who dedicates his house the Year of Jubilee.9 17 " 'If what he vowed is an animal that is If he dedicates his field during the Year acceptable as an offering to the Lord . becomes holy. both it and the Jubilee. Whatever value the priest then else. according to the amount of seed required for it-fifty shekels of silver to a 25 Every value is to be set according to homer of barley seed. or a bad one for value according to the number of years a good one. he has bought. he must add a fifth acceptable as an offering to the Lord to its value. so family land. 18 But if he dedicates his field after the 10 He must not exchange it or substitute a Jubilee. that is what it will be. the priest " 'If a man dedicates to the Lord a field will judge its quality as good or bad. 20 If. sets. his. however. the one whose land it was. 11 19 If what he vowed is a ceremonially If the man who dedicates the field unclean animal-one that is not wishes to redeem it. he does not redeem the 12 who will judge its quality as good or field. he must add a fifth to its value. he must add a fifth to its pay its value on that day as something value. devoted to the Lord . and the field will again -the animal must be presented to the become his. twenty gerahs to the shekel. like a field animal. if he should substitute one that remain until the next Year of animal for another. 24 In the Year of Jubilee the field will 16 " 'If a man dedicates to the Lord part of revert to the person from whom he his family land. or if he has sold it to someone bad.

If he does redeemed. everything so devoted is make a substitution. since the firstborn to the Lord . it is the Lord 's. adding 32 The entire tithe of the herd and flock- a fifth of the value to it. however. it is holy firstborn of an animal. belongs to the Lord .26 " 'No one. may dedicate the the trees.' " 29 " 'No person devoted to destruction may be ransomed. whether an ox or a sheep. both the animal and most holy to the Lord . If he does not every tenth animal that passes under redeem it. gave Moses on Mount Sinai for the Israelites. whether grain from the soil or fruit from . he must add a fifth of the value to it. 27 If it is one of the unclean animals. already belongs to the Lord . 30 " 'A tithe of everything from the land. 31 If a man redeems any of his tithe. he may buy it back at its set value. 28 " 'But nothing that a man owns and devotes to the Lord -whether man or 33 He must not pick out the good from the animal or family land-may be sold or bad or make any substitution. it is to be sold at its set value. its substitute become holy and cannot be redeemed. the shepherd's rod-will be holy to the Lord . he must be put to 34 These are the commands the Lord death.

was 46. Elishama son of Ammihud. 21 from Manasseh. 6 from Simeon. Ahira son of Enan. listing every man by name. 17 Moses and Aaron took these men whose names had been given. of Meeting in the Desert of Sinai on the 13 first day of the second month of the from Asher. second year after the Israelites came out of Egypt. 4 One man from each tribe. Abidan son of Gideoni. 11 from Benjamin. to serve in the army were listed by name." community by their clans and families. from the sons of Joseph: from Ephraim. Nahshon son of Sinai: Amminadab. 19 as the Lord commanded Moses. is to help you. Ahiezer son of 1The Lord spoke to Moses in the Tent Ammishaddai. Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai. Eliasaph son of Deuel. 16 These were the men appointed from the community. 20 From the descendants of Reuben the 8 from Issachar. and son of Shedeur. The people indicated their are to assist you: from Reuben. the leaders of their 3 You and Aaron are to number by their ancestral tribes. He said: 14 from Gad. each the head of his family. Eliab son of Helon. according to the 10 records of their clans and families. . one by one.500. Elizur ancestry by their clans and families. the men twenty years old or more were listed by name. They were the heads of divisions all the men in Israel twenty the clans of Israel. Pagiel son of Ocran. 2 "Take a census of the whole Israelite 15 from Naphtali. Nethanel son of Zuar. 18 and they called the whole community together on the first day of the second 5 These are the names of the men who month. firstborn son of Israel: All the men twenty years old or more who were able 9 from Zebulun. Gamaliel son of The number from the tribe of Reuben Pedahzur. And so he counted them in the Desert of 7 from Judah. Numbers 12 from Dan. one by one. years old or more who are able to serve in the army. one by one.

one by 32 From the sons of Joseph: From the one. according to the records of their 36 From the descendants of Benjamin: All clans and families. men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by . according to the records 40 From the descendants of Asher: All the of their clans and families. of their clans and families. clans and families. according to the records was 74.200. twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by 23 The number from the tribe of Simeon name.500.700. 30 39 From the descendants of Zebulun: All The number from the tribe of Dan was the men twenty years old or more who 62.600.300. of their clans and families.400.650. 26 35 From the descendants of Judah: All the The number from the tribe of men twenty years old or more who were Manasseh was 32. All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were 25 The number from the tribe of Gad was listed by name. were able to serve in the army were listed by name.400. 28 37 From the descendants of Issachar: All The number from the tribe of Benjamin the men twenty years old or more who was 35. 24 33 From the descendants of Gad: All the The number from the tribe of Ephraim men twenty years old or more who were was 40. were able to serve in the army were listed by name. according to the records of their descendants of Ephraim: All the men clans and families. according to the records of their was 54. able to serve in the army were listed by name. men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by 29 The number from the tribe of Issachar name.22 31 From the descendants of Simeon: All The number from the tribe of Zebulun the men twenty years old or more who was 57.400. were able to serve in the army were counted and listed by name. able to serve in the army were listed by name. according to the records 45. clans and families. according to the records 38 From the descendants of Dan: All the of their clans and families. according to the records of their 34 From the descendants of Manasseh: clans and families. the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were 27 The number from the tribe of Judah listed by name. according to the records of their was 59.

appoint the Levites to be in His division numbers 74.550. 41 51 The number from the tribe of Asher Whenever the tabernacle is to move. 46 2The Lord said to Moses and Aaron: The total number was 603. Anyone else who the men twenty years old or more who goes near it shall be put to death. however. The Levites are leaders of Israel. each man in his own camp under his own standard. according to the records The Israelites are to set up their tents of their clans and families.name. was 41. the divisions of the camp of Judah are to 49 "You must not count the tribe of Levi or encamp under their standard. 4 50 Instead. The include them in the census of the other leader of the people of Judah is Israelites. . They are to them. The Levites. Tent of Meeting some distance from it. and encamp around it. 43 The number from the tribe of Naphtali 53 was 53.500. according to the records of their furnishings. were able to serve in the army were 52 listed by name. army were counted according to their families." 54 45 All the Israelites twenty years old or The Israelites did all this just as the more who were able to serve in Israel's Lord commanded Moses. The leader of the people of carry the tabernacle and all its Issachar is Nethanel son of Zuar.400. however. charge of the tabernacle of the Testimony-over all its furnishings and 5 The tribe of Issachar will camp next to everything belonging to it. each one representing to be responsible for the care of the his family. 2 "The Israelites are to camp around the 47 The families of the tribe of Levi. and whenever the tabernacle is to be set up. the Levites are to take it down. by divisions.600. were not counted along with each man under his standard with the the others. are to set up their tents around the tabernacle of the 44 These were the men counted by Testimony so that wrath will not fall on Moses and Aaron and the twelve the Israelite community. banners of his family. 42 From the descendants of Naphtali: All the Levites shall do it. toward the sunrise. Nahshon son of Amminadab. tabernacle of the Testimony. they are to take care of it clans and families." 48 The Lord had said to Moses: 3 On the east.

400.200. son of Helon. Simeon is Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai. 13 25 His division numbers 59. 7 The tribe of Zebulun will be next. The leader of the people of Judah. The The leader of the people of Reuben is leader of the people of Benjamin is Elizur son of Shedeur. They will set out third. They will set out 28 second. His division numbers 35.300. The 14 The tribe of Gad will be next. The leader of the people of Asher Reuben. Manasseh is Gamaliel son of Pedahzur.650.400. 26 His division numbers 62. 15 His division numbers 45. 8 His division numbers 57. His division numbers 41. The The leader of the people of Ephraim is leader of the people of Zebulun is Eliab Elishama son of Ammihud.400. 12 24 The tribe of Simeon will camp next to All the men assigned to the camp of them.6 18 His division numbers 54. under their standard. The leader of the people of Ephraim. number 151. On the north will be the divisions of the camp of Dan. Abidan son of Gideoni. 21 His division numbers 32. 11 23 His division numbers 46.100.500. 20 The tribe of Manasseh will be next to 9 All the men assigned to the camp of them.700.450. 10 On the south will be the divisions of the 22 camp of Reuben under their standard. each in his own place under his standard. according to their divisions. 27 The tribe of Asher will camp next to 16 All the men assigned to the camp of them. 19 His division numbers 40. On the west will be the divisions of the camp of Ephraim under their standard. the same order as they encamp. son of Deuel. according to their divisions.500.400.400. The camp of the Levites will set out in the leader of the people of Naphtali is Ahira middle of the camps. The leader of the people of Dan is Ahiezer leader of the people of Gad is Eliasaph son of Ammishaddai. number 108. They will set out in son of Enan.500. number 186. The tribe of Benjamin will be next. 30 His division numbers 53. They will set out first. . 17 29 Then the Tent of Meeting and the The tribe of Naphtali will be next. according to their divisions. is Pagiel son of Ocran.

and that is the way they set out. 13 3 Those were the names of Aaron's sons. They had no of Sinai. anyone else who approaches the sanctuary must be put to death. 7 They are to perform duties for him and 32 These are the Israelites. fulfilling the obligations of the Israelites as the Lord commanded Moses. Eleazar offspring of every Israelite woman. were not furnishings of the Tent of Meeting. sons. so only Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests during the lifetime of 15 "Count the Levites by their families and their father Aaron. Count every male a month old or more. as he was commanded by the word of the Lord . They will set out them to Aaron the priest to assist him. 34 9 So the Israelites did everything the Give the Levites to Aaron and his sons. All those in Meeting by doing the work of the the camps. number tabernacle. who were ordained struck down all the firstborn in Egypt. for all the firstborn are mine. however. given wholly to him. When I the anointed priests. Lord commanded Moses. under their standards.600. clans. counted along with the other Israelites. 16 So Moses counted them. I am the Lord . that is the way they are the Israelites who are to be they encamped under their standards. by doing the work of the tabernacle. 8 They are to take care of all the 33 The Levites.31 6 All the men assigned to the camp of "Bring the tribe of Levi and present Dan number 157. each with his clan and family. 12 "I have taken the Levites from among 2 The names of the sons of Aaron were the Israelites in place of the first male Nadab the firstborn and Abihu. talked with Moses on Mount Sinai. counted for the whole community at the Tent of according to their families." before the Lord when they made an 14 offering with unauthorized fire before The Lord said to Moses in the Desert him in the Desert of Sinai. The and Ithamar. 10 Appoint Aaron and his sons to serve as priests. Levites are mine. 603. fell dead to be mine. set apart for myself every firstborn in Israel." 3This is the account of the family of 11 Aaron and Moses at the time the Lord The Lord also said to Moses." 5 The Lord said to Moses. however. .550. whether man or animal. last. They are 4 Nadab and Abihu. I to serve as priests. by their divisions.

according Uzziel. Kohath and Merari. surrounding the tabernacle and altar. the they were to camp on the north side of curtain at the entrance to the courtyard the tabernacle. the 6. 25 At the Tent of Meeting the Gershonites 34 The number of all the males a month were responsible for the care of the old or more who were counted was tabernacle and tent. the curtains of the courtyard. bases.600. posts. The Kohathites were responsible for the care of the 18 These were the names of the sanctuary. behind the tabernacle. its coverings. 30 The leader of the families of the 20 The Merarite clans: Mahli and Mushi. Hebronites and their use.17 28 These were the names of the sons of The number of all the males a month Levi: Gershon. the curtain. Hebron and Uzziel. .500. to their families. the lampstand. and the ropes-and everything related to 36 their use. these were Gershonites was Eliasaph son of Lael. the articles of the sanctuary used Gershonite clans. Eleazar son of Aaron. 35 The leader of the families of the 26 Merarite clans was Zuriel son of Abihail. its 27 crossbars. Uzzielites. the priest. in ministering. old or more was 8. all its To Kohath belonged the clans of the equipment. 29 The Kohathite clans were to camp on 19 The Kohathite clans: Amram. the west. the table. 31 They were responsible for the care of 21 To Gershon belonged the clans of the the ark.200. the Libnites and Shimeites. curtain at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. Izharites. these were the Kohathite clans. the south side of the tabernacle. He was appointed over those who were 23 responsible for the care of the The Gershonite clans were to camp on sanctuary. Gershonite clans: Libni and Shimei. 22 The number of all the males a month 32 old or more who were counted was The chief leader of the Levites was 7. Kohathite clans was Elizaphan son of These were the Levite clans. Izhar. and everything related to their use. the Merarite clans. The Merarites were appointed to take care of the frames of the tabernacle. these were the altars. 33 24 To Merari belonged the clans of the The leader of the families of the Mahlites and the Mushites. and everything related to Amramites.

.37 45 as well as the posts of the surrounding "Take the Levites in place of all the courtyard with their bases. 4The Lord said to Moses and Aaron: 2 43 The total number of firstborn males a "Take a census of the Kohathite branch month old or more.000. tent pegs firstborn of Israel." commanded by the word of the Lord . I am the 38 Moses and Aaron and his sons were to Lord . the firstborn of the Israelites. and the livestock of the Levites in place of all the 51 Moses gave the redemption money to firstborn of the livestock of the Israelites. as he was I am the Lord . The Levites are to be mine. families. as the Lord commanded him. 3 44 The Lord also said to Moses. 49 So Moses collected the redemption 40 The Lord said to Moses. camp to the east of the tabernacle. and the livestock of and ropes. which weighs twenty gerahs. was sons. in front of the Tent of To redeem the 273 firstborn Israelites Meeting. was of the Levites by their clans and 22.365 shekels. care of the sanctuary on behalf of the Israelites. Aaron and his sons. Anyone else who approached 47 collect five shekels for each one." 22. the sanctuary was to be put to death. including the additional Israelites to Aaron and his every male a month old or more. 41 Take the Levites for me in place of all according to the sanctuary shekel. Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work in the Tent of Meeting. They were responsible for the who exceed the number of the Levites. month old or more and make a list of their names. listed by name. 46 toward the sunrise. according to the sanctuary shekel.273. the Levites in place of their livestock. 42 So Moses counted all the firstborn of the Israelites. "Count all the money from those who exceeded the firstborn Israelite males who are a number redeemed by the Levites. 39 The total number of Levites counted at the Lord 's command by Moses and 48 Give the money for the redemption of Aaron according to their clans. 50 From the firstborn of the Israelites he collected silver weighing 1.

even for a moment. and all its jars for the oil used to furnishings and articles. "After Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy furnishings 7 "Over the table of the Presence they and all the holy articles. do this for them: Aaron and his sons are to 12 go into the sanctuary and assign to each "They are to take all the articles used man his work and what he is to carry. for ministering in the sanctuary. shielding curtain and cover the ark of including the firepans. including its holy trays. the Kohathites the plates. the Testimony with it. and when the are to spread a blue cloth and put on it camp is ready to move. 5 14 When the camp is to move. and the are to come to do the carrying. the 9 fragrant incense. its wick trimmers and everything in it." supply it. or they will die. the bread that is must not touch the holy things or they continually there is to remain on it. "See that the Kohathite tribal clans are not cut off from the Levites. Aaron and Then they are to place on it all the his sons are to go in and take down the utensils used for ministering at the altar. cover that with hides of sea cows 16 and put its poles in place. "Eleazar son of Aaron. He is to be the lampstand that is for light. But they jars for drink offerings. Then they are to wrap it and all its accessories in a covering of hides of 18 sea cows and put it on a carrying frame. Over these they are to spread a scarlet cloth. will die." . they come near the most holy things. shovels and sprinkling bowls. cover that with 20 hides of sea cows and put them on a But the Kohathites must not go in to carrying frame. 17 10 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron. spread a cloth of solid blue 15 over that and put the poles in place. wrap them in a blue cloth. dishes and bowls. sea cows. The Kohathites are to carry those things that are in the Tent of 8 Meeting.4 13 "This is the work of the Kohathites in "They are to remove the ashes from the Tent of Meeting: the care of the most the bronze altar and spread a purple holy things. 11 "Over the gold altar they are to spread 19 a blue cloth and cover that with hides of So that they may live and not die when sea cows and put its poles in place. cloth over it. Over it they are to spread a covering of hides of 6 Then they are to cover this with hides of sea cows and put its poles in place. is to have charge of the oil for the light. meat forks. the regular grain "They are to take a blue cloth and cover offering and the anointing oil. look at the holy things. the priest. together in charge of the entire tabernacle and with its lamps.

were 2. Aaron and the leaders of the 26 community counted the Kohathites by the curtains of the courtyard their clans and families. all their equipment and everything related to their use. is to be done under 37 the direction of Aaron and his sons. 30 Count all the men from thirty to fifty 40 years of age who come to serve in the counted by their clans and families.21 31 The Lord said to Moses. 34 Moses. ropes. You This was the total of all those in the shall assign to them as their Kohathite clans who served in the Tent responsibility all they are to carry. the priest. doing other work.630. its under the direction of Ithamar son of covering and the outer covering of hides Aaron. the Tent of Meeting. work at the Tent of Meeting. age who came to serve in the work at the Tent of Meeting. whether carrying or counted by clans. work at the Tent of Meeting. clans at the Tent of Meeting. 32 23 Count all the men from thirty to fifty as well as the posts of the surrounding years of age who come to serve in the courtyard with their bases. the priest. the curtains for the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. 29 39 "Count the Merarites by their clans and All the men from thirty to fifty years of families. clans and families. Moses and Aaron counted them according to the Lord 's command 28 This is the service of the Gershonite through Moses. the ropes and 35 all the equipment used in its service. surrounding the tabernacle and altar. All the men from thirty to fifty years of The Gershonites are to do all that needs age who came to serve in the work in to be done with these things. posts and bases. the Tent of Meeting. Assign to 24 each man the specific things he is to "This is the service of the Gershonite carry. its by their families and clans. . the curtain for the entrance. clans as they work and carry burdens: 33 25 This is the service of the Merarite clans They are to carry the curtains of the as they work at the Tent of Meeting tabernacle.750. 36 27 All their service. This is their duty as they perform service at the Tent of Meeting: to carry 22 "Take a census also of the Gershonites the frames of the tabernacle. were 2. Their duties 38 are to be under the direction of Ithamar The Gershonites were counted by their son of Aaron. of Meeting." of sea cows. crossbars. tent pegs.

8 48 numbered 8. 4 The Israelites did this. 42 The Merarites were counted by their 3 clans and families. were 3. Moses and Aaron counted infectious skin disease or a discharge of them according to the Lord 's command.200. each was assigned his work and along with the ram with which told what to carry. They did just as the Lord had instructed Moses. add one fifth to it and give and carrying the Tent of Meeting it all to the person he has wronged.41 2 This was the total of those in the "Command the Israelites to send away Gershonite clans who served at the Tent from the camp anyone who has an of Meeting. 45 This was the total of those in the 5 Merarite clans. Aaron and the leaders of so is unfaithful to the Lord . Moses. that person Israel counted all the Levites by their is guilty clans and families. or who is ceremonially unclean because of a dead body. 9 All the sacred contributions the Israelites bring to a priest will belong to 5The Lord said to Moses. But if that person has no close relative to whom restitution can be made for the 49 wrong. Thus they were atonement is made for him. 7 and must confess the sin he has 47 All the men from thirty to fifty years of committed. where I dwell among age who came to serve in the work at them. counted. outside the camp.580. but what he gives to the priest will belong to the priest. He must make full restitution age who came to do the work of serving for his wrong. 10 Each man's sacred gifts are his own. him." the Tent of Meeting. counted them according to the Lord 's 6 command through Moses. as the Lord commanded Moses. "Say to the Israelites: 'When a man or woman wrongs another in any way and 46 So Moses. Send away male and female alike. . send them outside the camp so they will not 43 All the men from thirty to fifty years of defile their camp. they sent them 44 counted by their clans. Moses and Aaron The Lord said to Moses. any kind. the restitution belongs to the At the Lord 's command through Lord and must be given to the priest.' " 11 Then the Lord said to Moses.

denounce you when he causes your He must also take an offering of a tenth thigh to waste away and your abdomen of an ephah of barley flour on her to swell. tabernacle floor into the water. under this curse of the oath-"may the Lord cause your people to curse and 15 then he is to take his wife to the priest. the grain offering for 25 jealousy. he shall loosen water will enter her and cause bitter her hair and place in her hands the suffering. So 16 " 'The priest shall bring her and have be it. while he himself holds the The priest is to take from her hands bitter water that brings a curse.12 19 "Speak to the Israelites and say to Then the priest shall put the woman them: 'If a man's wife goes astray and is under oath and say to her. behalf. wave it before the Lord and bring it to the altar. a reminder offering enter your body so that your abdomen to draw attention to guilt. " " 'Then the woman is to say. 24 He shall have the woman drink the 18 After the priest has had the woman bitter water that brings a curse. swells and your thigh wastes away. "Amen. and this while married to your husband. . witness against her and she has not 20 been caught in the act). after that. and this stand before the Lord . reminder offering. he is to have the woman drink the water. 23 " 'The priest is to write these curses on 17 Then he shall take some holy water in a scroll and then wash them off into the a clay jar and put some dust from the bitter water. may this is hidden from her husband and her bitter water that brings a curse not harm impurity is undetected (since there is no you. "If no other unfaithful to him man has slept with you and you have not gone astray and become impure 13 by sleeping with another man. 26 The priest is then to take a handful of the grain offering as a memorial offering and burn it on the altar. But if you have gone astray while married to your husband and you have 14 and if feelings of jealousy come over defiled yourself by sleeping with a man her husband and he suspects his wife other than your husband"- and she is impure-or if he is jealous and 21 suspects her even though she is not here the priest is to put the woman impure. the grain offering for jealousy. He must not pour oil on it or put 22 incense on it. because it is a grain May this water that brings a curse offering for jealousy." her stand before the Lord .

but the woman will bear the dedicated. a man because he suspects his wife. 12 He must dedicate himself to the Lord for the period of his separation and must . because the symbol of 30 or when feelings of jealousy come over his separation to God is on his head. body. her. he must not make herself while married to her husband. 28 If.' " the day of his cleansing-the seventh day. not even the seeds or skins. he must shave his head on consequences of her sin. then when eat anything that comes from the she is made to drink the water that grapevine. himself ceremonially unclean on account of them. He must not drink consecrate his head.27 4 If she has defiled herself and been As long as he is a Nazirite. That same day he is to fermented drink. his separation to the Lord is over. he must let the hair of his head grow long. 29 " 'This. he must not unfaithful to her husband. 10 Then on the eighth day he must bring two doves or two young pigeons to the 2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to priest at the entrance to the Tent of them: 'If a man or woman wants to make Meeting. a special vow. grape juice or eat grapes or raisins. He must be holy until the period of people. it will go into her and cause bitter suffering. then. thus defiling the hair he has wrongdoing. she will 6 Throughout the period of his separation be cleared of guilt and will be able to to the Lord he must not go near a dead have children. The priest is to have her stand before 8 Throughout the period of his separation the Lord and is to apply this entire law to he is consecrated to the Lord . The priest is to offer one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering 3 he must abstain from wine and other to make atonement for him because he fermented drink and must not drink sinned by being in the presence of the vinegar made from wine or from other dead body. and she separation no razor may be used on his will become accursed among her head. a vow of separation to the 11 Lord as a Nazirite. 9 " 'If someone dies suddenly in his 31 The husband will be innocent of any presence. is the law of jealousy 7 Even if his own father or mother or when a woman goes astray and defiles brother or sister dies. her abdomen will 5 " 'During the entire period of his vow of swell and her thigh waste away. however. 6The Lord said to Moses. the woman has not defiled herself and is free from impurity. brings a curse.

The previous days do not hair of his dedication. 23 "Tell Aaron and his sons. and I will bless them. 13 " 'Now this is the law for the Nazirite 20 when the period of his separation is The priest shall then wave them before over. defect for a burnt offering. 'This is how 16 " 'The priest is to present them before you are to bless the Israelites. with oil. a year-old 21 ewe lamb without defect for a sin " 'This is the law of the Nazirite who offering. Say to the Lord and make the sin offering and them: the burnt offering. 7When Moses finished setting up the tabernacle. they are to the Tent of Meeting. He . together with its grain offering and drink offering.' " made without yeast-cakes made of fine 22 flour mixed with oil." ' 18 " 'Then at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. holy and belong to the priest. the ram. and wafers spread The Lord said to Moses. He is to take the Israelites. the priest is to count. 26 the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. he anointed it and consecrated it and all its furnishings. accordance with his separation. the Nazirite must shave off the 27 "So they will put my name on the hair that he dedicated. drink offerings. the the Lord : a year-old male lamb without Nazirite may drink wine. and a basket of bread according to the law of the Nazirite. 24 " ' "The Lord bless you and keep you. in addition to whatever else he can afford." hair and put it in the fire that is under the sacrifice of the fellowship offering. a ram without defect for a vows his offering to the Lord in fellowship offering. After that. 19 bring a year-old male lamb as a guilt " 'After the Nazirite has shaved off the offering. both made without yeast. because he became defiled place in his hands a boiled shoulder of during his separation. 15 together with their grain offerings and He must fulfill the vow he has made. 17 He is to present the basket of unleavened bread and is to sacrifice the 25 the Lord make his face shine upon you ram as a fellowship offering to the Lord . together with the breast that was waved and the 14 There he is to present his offerings to thigh that was presented. and a cake and a wafer from the basket. and be gracious to you. He is to be brought to the entrance the Lord as a wave offering.

for a burnt offering. "Each and all its utensils. be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. the leader of Issachar. the altar. weighing a hundred and thirty shekels. 17 and two oxen. the heads of 12 families who were the tribal leaders in The one who brought his offering on charge of those who were counted. and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing seventy shekels. 20 one gold dish weighing ten shekels. Zuar. to the Merarites. shekels. brought his offering. five rams. as their work required. each leaders brought their offerings for its filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a dedication and presented them before grain offering." 2 Then the leaders of Israel. as their work required. five male 7 He gave two carts and four oxen to the goats and five male lambs a year old. both according to the the tabernacle. sanctuary shekel. the first day was Nahshon son of made offerings. be used in the work at the Tent of 15 Meeting. 4 The Lord said to Moses. 5 "Accept these from them. the according to the sanctuary shekel. because they were to carry The offering he brought was one silver on their shoulders the holy things. 9 But Moses did not give any to the 19 Kohathites. This was the offering of Nahshon son of 8 and he gave four carts and eight oxen Amminadab. . filled with incense. 6 16 So Moses took the carts and oxen and one male goat for a sin offering. both 10 When the altar was anointed. 14 one gold dish weighing ten shekels. 3 13 They brought as their gifts before the His offering was one silver plate Lord six covered carts and twelve oxen. an ox from each leader and a cart from and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing every two. Give them to the Levites as one young bull. gave them to the Levites. each filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. for plate weighing a hundred and thirty which they were responsible. These they presented before seventy shekels. that they may filled with incense. to Gershonites. Amminadab of the tribe of Judah. 11 also anointed and consecrated the altar For the Lord had said to Moses. one ram and one male each man's work requires. day one leader is to bring his offering for the dedication of the altar." lamb a year old. 18 They were all under the direction of On the second day Nethanel son of Ithamar son of Aaron. the priest.

32 one gold dish weighing ten shekels. 28 one male goat for a sin offering. Shedeur. 22 one male goat for a sin offering. and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 27 one young bull. one ram and one male This was the offering of Eliab son of lamb a year old. both according to the lamb a year old. for a burnt offering. brought his offering. 30 On the fourth day Elizur son of Shedeur. Helon. one young bull. five male brought his offering. Simeon. and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing seventy shekels. 29 and two oxen. for a burnt offering. 24 On the third day. five rams. 37 His offering was one silver plate filled with incense. five male filled with incense. and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing . the leader of the people of 41 and two oxen. sanctuary shekel. brought his offering. the leader of the people of Zebulun. 35 and two oxen. sanctuary shekel. Zuar. to 33 be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. 25 His offering was one silver plate This was the offering of Elizur son of weighing a hundred and thirty shekels. weighing a hundred and thirty shekels.21 one young bull. one ram and one male seventy shekels. 26 one gold dish weighing ten shekels. for a burnt offering. 23 and two oxen. 34 one male goat for a sin offering. the leader of the people of flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. five rams. Eliab son of Helon. goats and five male lambs a year old. each filled with fine Zurishaddai. five rams. one ram and one male seventy shekels. five male filled with incense. for a burnt offering. one ram and one male This was the offering of Nethanel son of lamb a year old. 31 His offering was one silver plate This was the offering of Shelumiel son of weighing a hundred and thirty shekels. both according to the 36 On the fifth day Shelumiel son of sanctuary shekel. both according to the lamb a year old. goats and five male lambs a year old. 38 one gold dish weighing ten shekels. goats and five male lambs a year old. Zurishaddai. one young bull. five male Reuben. each filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. each filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. to 39 be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. 40 one male goat for a sin offering. goats and five male lambs a year old. five rams. to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering.

be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. for a burnt offering. be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. weighing a hundred and thirty shekels. five rams. filled with incense. to Ephraim. This was the offering of Gamaliel son of 49 His offering was one silver plate Pedahzur. This was the offering of Elishama son of 43 His offering was one silver plate Ammihud. the leader of the people of sanctuary shekel. weighing a hundred and thirty shekels. one male goat for a sin offering. weighing a hundred and thirty shekels. filled with incense. one ram and one male sanctuary shekel. 47 and two oxen. and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing seventy shekels. both according to the 51 one young bull. 60 and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing On the ninth day Abidan son of seventy shekels. 54 and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing On the eighth day Gamaliel son of seventy shekels. flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. brought his offering. one ram and one male be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. five male Deuel. each filled with fine lamb a year old. 56 46 one male goat for a sin offering. flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. both according to the Pedahzur. brought his offering. 48 59 On the seventh day Elishama son of and two oxen. 55 His offering was one silver plate 44 one gold dish weighing ten shekels. for a burnt offering. to one young bull. one ram and one male sanctuary shekel. five rams. for a burnt offering. both according to the 45 one young bull. 61 His offering was one silver plate 50 one gold dish weighing ten shekels. brought his offering. and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing seventy shekels. the leader of the people of sanctuary shekel. one gold dish weighing ten shekels. flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. five male Ammihud. each filled with fine Manasseh. lamb a year old. the leader of the people of goats and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliasaph son of 58 Deuel. both according to the Gideoni. to brought his offering. each filled with fine Benjamin. . goats and five male lambs a year old. five rams. flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. the leader of the people of Gad. 52 one male goat for a sin offering.42 53 On the sixth day Eliasaph son of and two oxen. filled with incense. weighing a hundred and thirty shekels. each filled with fine lamb a year old. five male 57 goats and five male lambs a year old.

brought his offering. five male goats and five male lambs a year old. Ocran. both according to the lamb a year old. each filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. one ram and one male This was the offering of Abidan son of lamb a year old. 80 one gold dish weighing ten shekels. and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 69 one young bull. and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 78 seventy shekels. goats and five male lambs a year old. 74 one gold dish weighing ten shekels. . sanctuary shekel.62 73 one gold dish weighing ten shekels. the leader of the people and two oxen. 82 one male goat for a sin offering. Ammishaddai. 70 one male goat for a sin offering. to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. 67 His offering was one silver plate This was the offering of Pagiel son of weighing a hundred and thirty shekels. goats and five male lambs a year old. 66 On the tenth day Ahiezer son of 77 Ammishaddai. one young bull. five male brought his offering. for a burnt offering. 65 filled with incense. 68 79 one gold dish weighing ten shekels. five male of Dan. for a burnt offering. and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing 63 one young bull. both according to the lamb a year old. to 81 be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. each filled with fine the leader of the people of Naphtali. one ram and one male This was the offering of Ahiezer son of lamb a year old. one ram and one male seventy shekels. both according to the On the twelfth day Ahira son of Enan. brought his offering. five male goats and five male lambs a year old. one young bull. each filled with fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. to 75 be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. 76 one male goat for a sin offering. and two oxen. five rams. 72 On the eleventh day Pagiel son of 83 Ocran. flour mixed with oil as a grain offering. Gideoni. 71 filled with incense. sanctuary shekel. for a burnt offering. five rams. to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. one ram and one male seventy shekels. weighing a hundred and thirty shekels. weighing a hundred and thirty shekels. His offering was one silver plate filled with incense. and two oxen. 64 one male goat for a sin offering. the leader of the people of Asher. for a burnt offering. sanctuary shekel. and two oxen. five rams. His offering was one silver plate filled with incense. five rams.

sixty rams. . and the Israelites are to lay their Testimony. they are to altar when it was anointed: twelve silver light the area in front of the lampstand. incense weighed ten shekels each. old. The lampstand 86 was made exactly like the pattern the The twelve gold dishes filled with Lord had shown Moses. anointed. according to the sanctuary shekel. 9 Bring the Levites to the front of the Tent 89 When Moses entered the Tent of of Meeting and assemble the whole Meeting to speak with the Lord . 5 Altogether. 'When Israelite leaders for the dedication of the you set up the seven lamps. bowl seventy shekels.' " plates. 3 Aaron did so. do this: Sprinkle the grain offering. according to the This is how the lampstand was made: It sanctuary shekel. then have used for the sin offering. together with their To purify them. sixty Have them take a young bull with its male goats and sixty male lambs a year grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil. them shave their whole bodies and wash their clothes. sacrifice of the fellowship offering came 8 to twenty-four oxen. And he spoke with him. he Israelite community. just as the Lord commanded and thirty shekels.This was the offering of Ahira son of Enan. twelve silver sprinkling bowls and twelve gold dishes. heard the voice speaking to him from between the two cherubim above the 10 You are to bring the Levites before the atonement cover on the ark of the Lord . and each sprinkling Moses. Altogether. hands on them. Twelve male goats were water of cleansing on them. the silver dishes weighed two thousand four 4 hundred shekels. 8The Lord said to Moses. 6 "Take the Levites from among the other 87 The total number of animals for the Israelites and make them ceremonially burnt offering came to twelve young clean. he set up the lamps so 85 that they faced forward on the Each silver plate weighed a hundred lampstand. twelve rams and twelve male 7 lambs a year old. bulls. the gold dishes weighed a The Lord said to Moses: hundred and twenty shekels. These were the offerings for the then you are to take a second young dedication of the altar after it was bull for a sin offering. 84 These were the offerings of the 2 "Speak to Aaron and say to him. and so purify 88 The total number of animals for the themselves. was made of hammered gold-from its base to its blossoms.

I have given the Levites as gifts to Aaron and his sons to 9The Lord spoke to Moses in the Desert of Sinai in the first month of the do the work at the Tent of Meeting on second year after they came out of behalf of the Israelites and to make Egypt. 20 Moses. given wholly to me. use the one for a sin offering to the Lord and the other for 21 The Levites purified themselves and a burnt offering. is mine. 22 After that. but they themselves must not them apart for myself. atonement for them so that no plague . the 25 but at the age of fifty. then. the heads of the bulls. so that they may be ready to do the work of the Lord . 15 23 "After you have purified the Levites The Lord said to Moses. twenty-five years old or more shall come to take part in the work at the Tent of 16 They are the Israelites who are to be Meeting. Aaron and the whole Israelite community did with the Levites just as 12 "After the Levites lay their hands on the Lord commanded Moses. they must retire first male offspring from every Israelite from their regular service and work no woman. is how you are to assign the responsibilities of the 18 And I have taken the Levites in place Levites. they are to come to do their work at the 24 "This applies to the Levites: Men Tent of Meeting. 19 Of all the Israelites. They apart from the other Israelites.11 Aaron is to present the Levites before will strike the Israelites when they go the Lord as a wave offering from the near the sanctuary. 17 Every firstborn male in Israel. longer. and presented them as a wave offering. Aaron and his sons and then present them as a wave offering to the Lord . This. He said." Israelites. the Levites came to do their work at the Tent of Meeting under the 14 In this way you are to set the Levites supervision of Aaron and his sons. Then Aaron the Levites. I set Meeting. do the work. and the did with the Levites just as the Lord Levites will be mine. When I struck performing their duties at the Tent of down all the firstborn in Egypt." of all the firstborn sons in Israel. commanded Moses. to make atonement for washed their clothes. whether 26 They may assist their brothers in man or animal. presented them as a wave offering before the Lord and made atonement for 13 Have the Levites stand in front of them to purify them. I have taken them as my own in place of the firstborn.

bitter herbs. of a dead body or are away on a journey. the Israelites set out. the Tent of why should we be kept from presenting the Testimony." must follow all the regulations. So they came to Moses regulations. 9 Then the Lord said to Moses. 17 Whenever the cloud lifted from above 10 the Tent. they and regulations. The Israelites did everything just appointed time. 3 12 Celebrate it at the appointed time. consequences of his sin. they remained in fourteenth day of the second month at camp. 8 Moses answered them. "Wait until I find 16 out what the Lord commands That is how it continued to be. 14 6 But some of them could not celebrate " 'An alien living among you who wants the Passover on that day because they to celebrate the Lord 's Passover must were ceremonially unclean on account do so in accordance with its rules and of a dead body. . and at night it looked like fire. That man will bear the as the Lord commanded Moses. at They must not leave any of it till twilight on the fourteenth day of this morning or break any of its bones. As long as the cloud stayed They are to celebrate it on the over the tabernacle. They are to eat the lamb." cloud covered it. From evening till morning the Israelites at the appointed time?" cloud above the tabernacle looked like fire.2 "Have the Israelites celebrate the together with unleavened bread and Passover at the appointed time. the Israelites your descendants are unclean because encamped. wherever "Tell the Israelites: 'When any of you or the cloud settled. 4 13 So Moses told the Israelites to But if a man who is ceremonially clean celebrate the Passover. in accordance with all its rules When they celebrate the Passover. twilight.' " 7 and said to Moses. the concerning you. At the Lord 's command the Israelites set out. the cloud the Lord 's offering with the other covered it. but On the day the tabernacle. and at his command they 11 encamped. they may still celebrate the Lord 18 's Passover. that person must be cut 5 and they did so in the Desert of Sinai at off from his people because he did not twilight on the fourteenth day of the first present the Lord 's offering at the month. "We have become 15 unclean because of a dead body. and not on a journey fails to celebrate the Passover. You must have the same and Aaron that same day regulations for the alien and the native- born. month. was set up.

's command through Moses. 4 If only one is sounded. and then at his command they would set out. They obeyed the Lord 's appointed feasts and New Moon order. they set out. but not with the same signal. the leaders-the 13 heads of the clans of Israel-are to They set out. trumpets. Testimony. but when it lifted. over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. 21 Sometimes the cloud stayed only from evening till morning. this first time. 23 At the Lord 's command they encamped. 7 To gather the assembly. and they will be a memorial for you before your God. This is to be a lasting day or by night. come. 's command they would encamp. and at the Lord 's command 10 Also at your times of rejoicing-your they set out.19 5 When the cloud remained over the When a trumpet blast is sounded. in accordance with his command festivals-you are to sound the trumpets through Moses." 11 2 "Make two trumpets of hammered On the twentieth day of the second silver. the 20 Sometimes the cloud was over the camps on the south are to set out. they set out. Whether by blow the trumpets. whenever the cloud ordinance for you and the generations to lifted. Then you will be remembered they would set out. at the Lord assemble before you. 12 3 When both are sounded. sound a blast on the camp and not set out. 22 Whether the cloud stayed over the 9 When you go into battle in your own tabernacle for two days or a month or a land against an enemy who is year. the cloud community together and for having the lifted from above the tabernacle of the camps set out. the Israelites would remain in oppressing you. at the Lord blast will be the signal for setting out. blow the trumpets. and when it lifted in 8 "The sons of Aaron. the priests. The tabernacle only a few days. the whole Then the Israelites set out from the community is to assemble before you at Desert of Sinai and traveled from place the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. . are to the morning. the tabernacle a long time. and use them for calling the month of the second year. the Israelites tribes camping on the east are to set obeyed the Lord 's order and did not set out. to place until the cloud came to rest in the Desert of Paran. by the Lord your God and rescued from your enemies. out. 6 At the sounding of a second blast. I am the Lord your 10The Lord said to Moses: God.

22 The divisions of the camp of Ephraim 32 went next. Elizur law. This was the order of march for the and the Gershonites and Merarites.14 25 The divisions of the camp of Judah Finally. the division of the tribe of Benjamin. division of the tribe of Naphtali.' Come with us and we will treat 19 Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai was over you well. 15 26 Nethanel son of Zuar was over the Pagiel son of Ocran was over the division of the tribe of Issachar. 16 27 and Eliab son of Helon was over the and Ahira son of Enan was over the division of the tribe of Zebulun. for the Lord has promised the division of the tribe of Simeon. going back to my own land and my own people. under their standard." 21 Then the Kohathites set out. If you come with us. Moses' father-in- went next. about which the Lord said. and you can be our eyes. son of Ammishaddai was in command. as the rear guard for all the went first. under their standard. division of the tribe of Asher. good things to Israel. 34 The cloud of the Lord was over them by day when they set out from the camp." 33 23 Gamaliel son of Pedahzur was over So they set out from the mountain of the division of the tribe of Manasseh. set out. carried it. under their standard. us. "No. the divisions of the camp of Dan Nahshon son of Amminadab was in set out. "We are setting out for the place son of Shedeur was in command. 29 Now Moses said to Hobab son of 18 The divisions of the camp of Reuben Reuel the Midianite. 17 28 Then the tabernacle was taken down. The tabernacle was to But Moses said. who Israelite divisions as they set out." 30 20 and Eliasaph son of Deuel was over He answered. the Lord and traveled for three days. The ark of the covenant of the Lord went 24 before them during those three days to and Abidan son of Gideoni was over find them a place to rest. You know where we should camp in the desert. 'I will give it to you. under their standard. "Please do not leave be set up before they arrived. I am the division of the tribe of Gad. . carrying 31 the holy things. Ahiezer command. us. I will not go. we will share with Elishama son of Ammihud was in you whatever good things the Lord gives command. units.

" 9 When the dew settled on the camp at 36 Whenever it came to rest. Have them come to the Tent 8 of Meeting. The Lord became exceedingly 11Now the people complained about angry. you put the burden of all these people on me? 2 When the people cried out to Moses. to the countless thousands of Israel. as a nurse 3 So that place was called Taberah. "If only we had 14 meat to eat! I cannot carry all these people by myself. leeks. to you as leaders and officials among the people. They cooked it in "Rise up. "Return. And it tasted scattered. onions and garlic. and when he heard them his anger He asked the Lord .35 Whenever the ark set out. we face my own ruin. that they may stand there The people went around gathering it. melons. carries an infant. Moses said. he said. their hardships in the hearing of the Lord 11 . the manna also came down. O Lord . Then fire from the Lord brought this trouble on your servant? burned among them and consumed What have I done to displease you that some of the outskirts of the camp. put me to death right now-if I have found favor in your eyes-and do not let me 6 But now we have lost our appetite. and Moses was troubled. the burden is too heavy for me. to the land you because fire from the Lord had burned promised on oath to their forefathers? among them. and again the Israelites us meat to eat!' started wailing and said. he 12 prayed to the Lord and the fire died Did I conceive all these people? Did I down. O Lord ! May your enemies be a pot or made it into cakes. 5 We remember the fish we ate in Egypt 15 at no cost-also the cucumbers. night. may your foes flee before like something made with olive oil. If this is how you are going to treat me. with you. 'Give other food. Quail From the Lord 13 Where can I get meat for all these 4 The rabble with them began to crave people? They keep wailing to me. you. crushed it in a mortar. and then ground it in a handmill or . each at the entrance to his tent." never see anything but this manna!" 16 The Lord said to Moses: "Bring me 7 The manna was like coriander seed seventy of Israel's elders who are known and looked like resin." 10 Moses heard the people of every family wailing. "Why have you was aroused. give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry them in my arms.

"Is the 31 Now a wind went out from the Lord Lord 's arm too short? You will now see and drove quail in from the sea. They together seventy of their elders and had will help you carry the burden of the them stand around the Tent. 20 but for a whole month-until it comes 27 out of your nostrils and you loathe it. "Here I am among six said. as far as a day's walk in any direction. people so that you will not have to carry it alone. whose names and you will eat it. were Eldad and Medad. two men. A young man ran and told Moses. but did not go out to the Tent. It whether or not what I say will come true brought them down all around the camp for you. and I will take of the Spirit that is what the Lord had said. "Moses. saying. or five. They were listed among the 19 You will not eat it for just one day. meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!" Now the Lord will give you meat. When the Spirit when you will eat meat. "If only we had they did not do so again. my lord. The Lord heard rested on them. 25 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke with him. spoke up and 21 But Moses said. "Are you jealous for whole month!' my sake? I wish that all the Lord 's people were prophets and that the Lord 22 Would they have enough if flocks and would put his Spirit on them!" herds were slaughtered for them? Would they have enough if all the fish in 30 Then Moses and the elders of Israel the sea were caught for them?" returned to the camp. and you say." before him. and he took of the 18 "Tell the people: 'Consecrate Spirit that was on him and put the Spirit yourselves in preparation for tomorrow. who had been Moses' aide since youth. He brought on you and put the Spirit on them. 26 However. because you have rejected the Lord . 'I will give them meat to eat for a 29 But Moses replied. or elders." to about three feet above the ground. "Why did we ever leave Egypt?" ' " 28 Joshua son of Nun. on the seventy elders. and have wailed the camp. "Eldad and Medad are prophesying in who is among you. they prophesied. stop them!" hundred thousand men on foot. 23 The Lord answered Moses. Yet two days. had remained in the camp. ten or twenty days. but you when you wailed.17 24 I will come down and speak with you So Moses went out and told the people there. and they prophesied in the camp. 32 All that day and night and all the next day the people went out and gathered . the Spirit also rested on them.

"Listen to my words: "When a homers. coming from its mother's womb with its flesh half eaten away. clearly and not in riddles." cloud. because there they to speak against my servant Moses?" buried the people who had craved other food. "If her and Miriam. Why then were you not afraid Kibroth Hattaavah. 6 quail. Aaron The Lord replied to Moses. 10 When the cloud lifted from above the Tent. and he said to Moses. please heal her!" 14 4 At once the Lord said to Moses. all three of you. "Hasn't he also 12 spoken through us?" And the Lord heard Do not let her be like a stillborn infant this." 3 (Now Moses was a very humble man. No one gathered less than ten he said. the anger of the Lord burned Moses. "Please." So the three not have been in disgrace for seven of them came out. do not hold against us the sin we 2 "Has the Lord spoken only through have so foolishly committed. So Miriam was confined outside the When both of them stepped forward. 13 more humble than anyone else on the So Moses cried out to the Lord . against the people. 33 But while the meat was still between 7 their teeth and before it could be But this is not true of my servant consumed. reveal myself to him in visions. and the people did not move on till she was brought back. after that she can be 5 Then the Lord came down in a pillar of brought back. 8 With him I speak face to face. there stood Miriam-leprous. I speak to him in dreams. he stood at the entrance to the 15 Tent and summoned Aaron and Miriam. Aaron turned toward her and saw 12Miriam and Aaron began to talk that she had leprosy.) God. camp for seven days. days? Confine her outside the camp for seven days. 35 From Kibroth Hattaavah the people traveled to Hazeroth and stayed there. and he left them. against Moses because of his Cushite 11 wife. would she Meeting. like snow. for he had married a Cushite. Then they spread them out all prophet of the Lord is among you. Moses?" they asked. he sees the form of 34 Therefore the place was named the Lord . he is faithful in all my house. and he struck them with a severe plague. "Come out to the Tent of father had spit in her face. "O face of the earth. . my lord. I around the camp. 9 The anger of the Lord burned against them.

(Hebron had been built Gemalli. Vophsi. came to Hebron. Israelites. which I am giving to the Maki. (Moses 3 So at the Lord 's command Moses sent gave Hoshea son of Nun the name them out from the Desert of Paran. Shaphat son See what the land is like and whether of Hori. toward Lebo Hamath. Gaddiel son from the Desert of Zin as far as Rehob. 15 2 "Send some men to explore the land of from the tribe of Gad. All of Joshua." (It was the season for the first ripe 9 from the tribe of Benjamin.) them were leaders of the Israelites. 6 from the tribe of Judah. 18 5 from the tribe of Simeon. 17 When Moses sent them to explore 4 These are their names: from the tribe of Canaan. seven years before Zoan in Egypt. Michael. Igal son of fortified? Joseph. 20 8 How is the soil? Is it fertile or poor? Are from the tribe of Ephraim. the descendants of 12 from the tribe of Dan. From each ancestral tribe 16 send one of its leaders.16 13 After that. Sethur son of encamped in the Desert of Paran. 14 from the tribe of Naphtali. Ammiel son of Anak. the people left Hazeroth and from the tribe of Asher. lived. Nahbi son of 13The Lord said to Moses. "Go up through the Reuben. Shammua son of Zaccur. he said. where Ahiman. Palti son of grapes. 11 from the tribe of Manasseh (a tribe of 22 They went up through the Negev and Joseph). What kind of land do they live in? Is it good or bad? What kind of towns do 7 they live in? Are they unwalled or from the tribe of Issachar. the people who live there are strong or weak. Sheshai and Talmai. few or many. of Sodi.) . 21 So they went up and explored the land 10 from the tribe of Zebulun. Negev and on into the hill country. bring back some of the fruit of the land. Caleb son of 19 Jephunneh. Gaddi son of Susi.) Raphu. Hoshea son there trees on it or not? Do your best to of Nun. Geuel son of Canaan." These are the names of the men Moses sent to explore the land.

There community raised their voices and wept they reported to them and to the whole aloud.23 32 When they reached the Valley of And they spread among the Israelites Eshcol. and the Canaanites live near the sea and along the Jordan. died in Egypt! Or in this desert! and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit. and the whole 27 They gave Moses this account: "We assembly said to them. for we can 6 Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of certainly do it. "We should go up and take possession of the land. they are stronger than we are. Moses and said. "We 29 The Amalekites live in the Negev. and the cities are fortified and plunder. "We can't attack those people. the people we saw there are of great size. 24 That place was called the Valley of 33 Eshcol because of the cluster of grapes We saw the Nephilim there (the the Israelites cut off there. "If only we had went into the land to which you sent us. They said. who were among those who had explored the land. descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). tore their clothes 31 But the men who had gone up with him said. the should choose a leader and go back to Hittites. along explored devours those living in it. 3 Why is the Lord bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword? Our 28 But the people who live there are wives and children will be taken as powerful. All with some pomegranates and figs." 5 Then Moses and Aaron fell facedown in front of the whole Israelite assembly 30 Then Caleb silenced the people before gathered there. 4 And they said to each other. Jebusites and Amorites live in Egypt. 2 All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron. assembly and showed them the fruit of the land." Jephunneh. We seemed like 25 At the end of forty days they returned grasshoppers in our own eyes." 14That night all the people of the 26 They came back to Moses and Aaron and the whole Israelite community at Kadesh in the Desert of Paran. and we from exploring the land. "The land we carried it on a pole between them. Wouldn't it be better for us to go very large. We even saw descendants of back to Egypt?" Anak there. Two of them explored. they cut off a branch bearing a a bad report about the land they had single cluster of grapes." ." the hill country. looked the same to them.

just as you have declared: Their protection is gone. "Then the Egyptians will hear about it! By your 22 not one of the men who saw my glory power you brought these people up from and the miraculous signs I performed in among them.' 11 19 The Lord said to Moses. but I will make you into a nation greater and stronger than 21 Nevertheless. just as How long will they refuse to believe in you have pardoned them from the time me. They have already heard 23 not one of them will ever see the land I that you. "The land we passed through one time. this report about you will say." surely as the glory of the Lord fills the whole earth. and will give it to us. "How long will In accordance with your great love. "I have forgiven 12 I will strike them down with a plague them. so he slaughtered them in the desert. the nations who have heard and explored is exceedingly good. Do not be afraid of them. displayed. on oath. a land flowing with people into the land he promised them milk and honey. and that you go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire 24 But because my servant Caleb has a by night. 8 16 If the Lord is pleased with us. No and that you. because we will swallow them up. O Lord ." have performed among them? 20 The Lord replied. these people treat me with contempt? forgive the sin of these people. Egypt and in the desert but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times- 14 And they will tell the inhabitants of this land about it." 18 'The Lord is slow to anger.' 9 Only do not rebel against the Lord . are with these people promised on oath to their forefathers. And 17 do not be afraid of the people of the "Now may the Lord's strength be land. different spirit and follows me . he will 'The Lord was not able to bring these lead us into that land. that your cloud stays over will ever see it. Then the glory of the Lord unpunished. he punishes the children appeared at the Tent of Meeting to all for the sin of the fathers to the third and the Israelites. as surely as I live and as they. abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. but the Lord is with us. 13 Moses said to the Lord . have been seen one who has treated me with contempt face to face.7 15 and said to the entire Israelite If you put these people to death all at assembly. in spite of all the miraculous signs I they left Egypt until now. and destroy them. 10 But the whole assembly talked about Yet he does not leave the guilty stoning them. them. as you asked. O Lord . fourth generation.

43 for the Amalekites and Canaanites will face you there. 30 Not one of you will enter the land I 39 swore with uplifted hand to make your When Moses reported this to all the home. "Why are you 32 But you-your bodies will fall in this disobeying the Lord 's command? This desert. 37 declares the Lord . who returned and made the complaints of these grumbling Israelites. and his descendants forty days you explored the land-you will will inherit it. land. will not succeed! 42 33 Your children will be shepherds here Do not go up. Because you have . until the last of your enemies.' 25 Since the Amalekites and Canaanites 35 are living in the valleys. and Joshua son of Nun. "We have would be taken as plunder. 41 But Moses said. suffering for your with you. "We will go up to the them in to enjoy the land you have place the Lord promised." 36 27 "How long will this wicked community So the men Moses had sent to explore grumble against me? I have heard the the land. 40 Early the next morning they went up 31 As for your children that you said toward the high hill country. because the Lord is not for forty years. I will bring sinned. 34 wholeheartedly. turn back I. bodies lies in the desert. whole community grumble against him by spreading a bad report about it- 28 So tell them. You will be defeated by your unfaithfulness. which has banded together against me. I will do to you the these men responsible for spreading very things I heard you say: the bad report about the land were struck down and died of a plague before 29 the Lord ." rejected. They will meet their 26 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron: end in this desert. 'As surely as I live. here they will die. I will bring him into the For forty years-one year for each of the land he went to. have spoken. only Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh survived. and I will tomorrow and set out toward the desert surely do these things to this whole along the route to the Red Sea. the Lord . they mourned bitterly. except Caleb son of Jephunneh Israelites. In this desert your bodies will fall-every one of you twenty years old or more 38 who was counted in the census and who Of the men who went to explore the has grumbled against me. suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you. " wicked community." they said.

he must do exactly as you do. festival offerings- 14 For the generations to come. You and 6 " 'With a ram prepare a grain offering of the alien shall be the same before the two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour Lord : mixed with a third of a hin of oil. 11 Each bull or ram. Lord 's covenant moved from the camp. Offer it as an aroma pleasing to sword. 10 Also bring half a hin of wine as a drink offering. Lord . 7 turned away from the Lord . 4 then the one who brings his offering whenever an alien or anyone else living shall present to the Lord a grain offering among you presents an offering made of a tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed by fire as an aroma pleasing to the with a quarter of a hin of oil." the Lord . 3 and you present to the Lord offerings 13 made by fire. 16 The same laws and regulations will apply both to you and to the alien living among you. for an offering made by fire as an aroma special vows or freewill offerings or pleasing to the Lord . in their presumption they " 'When you prepare a young bull as a went up toward the high hill country. among you. 15 5 With each lamb for the burnt offering or The community is to have the same the sacrifice. " 'Everyone who is native-born must do as an aroma pleasing to the Lord these things in this way when he brings -whether burnt offerings or sacrifices. 44 8 Nevertheless. is to be prepared in this manner. for a special though neither Moses nor the ark of the vow or a fellowship offering to the Lord . and attacked them and beat them down all the way to Hormah. each lamb or young 2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to goat. from the herd or the flock. 9 bring with the bull a grain offering of 45 Then the Amalekites and Canaanites three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour who lived in that hill country came down mixed with half a hin of oil. 15The Lord said to Moses. for as many as you prepare. burnt offering or sacrifice. prepare a quarter of a hin rules for you and for the alien living of wine as a drink offering.' " . this is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. them: 'After you enter the land I am 12 giving you as a home Do this for each one. he will not and a third of a hin of wine as a drink be with you and you will fall by the offering. It will be an offering made by fire. an aroma pleasing to the Lord .

" 'Now if you unintentionally fail to keep any of these commands the Lord gave 30 Moses. 28 The priest is to make atonement 20 Present a cake from the first of your before the Lord for the one who erred by ground meal and present it as an sinning unintentionally. that 24 person must surely be cut off. and when offering from the threshing floor. 21 Throughout the generations to come 29 you are to give this offering to the Lord One and the same law applies to from the first of your ground meal. atonement has been made for him. whether he is a native-born Israelite or 22 an alien. because and they have brought to the Lord for it was not clear what should be done to their wrong an offering made by fire and him. everyone who sins unintentionally. the whole Israelite community. his guilt and if this is done unintentionally remains on him.17 26 The Lord said to Moses. along with a man was found gathering wood on the its prescribed grain offering and drink Sabbath day. a sin offering.' " without the community being aware of it. offering. The whole Israelite community and the aliens living among them will be 18 "Speak to the Israelites and say to forgiven. aroma pleasing to the Lord . " 'But anyone who sins defiantly. for it was not intentional and they kept him in custody. Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and 25 The priest is to make atonement for the whole assembly. and they 34 will be forgiven. then the whole community is to offer a 32 young bull for a burnt offering as an While the Israelites were in the desert. and a male goat for a sin 33 offering. he will be forgiven. . unintentionally. through him. whether native-born or alien. 23 blasphemes the Lord . from the day the Lord gave them and continuing through the 31 generations to come. because all the people were them: 'When you enter the land to which involved in the unintentional wrong. Lord . I am taking you 27 " 'But if just one person sins 19 and you eat the food of the land. he must bring a year-old present a portion as an offering to the female goat for a sin offering. and that person any of the Lord 's commands to you must be cut off from his people. Because he has despised the Lord 's word and broken his commands.

. When Moses heard this. sons of Eliab. but now you are 2 trying to get the priesthood too. 8 Moses also said to Korah. and all your followers are obey them and not prostitute yourselves to do this: Take censers by going after the lusts of your own 7 hearts and eyes. Why then do camp and stoned him to death. You will have these tassels to look at and so you will remember all the 6 commands of the Lord .35 3 Then the Lord said to Moses. and tomorrow put fire and incense in them before the Lord . well-known 11 community leaders who had been It is against the Lord that you and all appointed members of the council. "Now listen.' " Isn't it enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the rest of the Israelite community and brought you 16Korah son of Izhar. assembly?" 4 37 The Lord said to Moses. every one of them. The whole assembly Moses and Aaron and said to them. with a blue show who belongs to him and who is cord on each tassel. as the you set yourselves above the Lord 's Lord commanded Moses. he fell facedown. 36 So the assembly took him outside the and the Lord is with them. who brought you Levites! you out of Egypt to be your God. and rose up against Moses. holy. must stone him outside the camp. your followers have banded together. 38 "Speak to the Israelites and say to 5 them: 'Throughout the generations to Then he said to Korah and all his come you are to make tassels on the followers: "In the morning the Lord will corners of your garments. that you may You. The man he chooses he will 39 cause to come near him. You commands and will be consecrated to Levites have gone too far!" your God. "The They came as a group to oppose man must die. and On son of Peleth-became 10 insolent He has brought you and all your fellow Levites near himself. I am 9 the Lord your God. Korah. the son of near himself to do the work at the Lord 's tabernacle and to stand before the Kohath. and he will have that person come near him." "You have gone too far! The whole community is holy. 41 I am the Lord your God. and certain community and minister to them? Reubenites-Dathan and Abiram. The man the Lord 40 Then you will remember to obey all my chooses will be the one who is holy. the son of Levi. With them were 250 Israelite men.

once. or followers are to appear before the Lord you will be swept away because of all tomorrow-you and they and Aaron. But they said. the to men. then the Lord has not sent me." 26 He warned the assembly. Dathan and Abiram. . children and little ones at the entrances to their tents. these things and that it was not my idea: 19 When Korah had gathered all his 29 If these men die a natural death and followers in opposition to them at the experience only what usually happens entrance to the Tent of Meeting. "Do not accept their Abiram. 'Move away vineyards." with their wives. God of the spirits us up out of a land flowing with milk and of all mankind. and the elders of Israel followed offering. will you be angry with the honey to kill us in the desert? And now entire assembly when only one man you also want to lord it over us? sins?" 14 23 Moreover. and stood with Moses 28 Then Moses said. 20 Who is Aaron that you should grumble The Lord said to Moses and Aaron. "O God. glory of the Lord appeared to the entire assembly.' " 15 Then Moses became very angry and 25 Moses got up and went to Dathan and said to the Lord . the sons of Eliab. put fire and incense in it. 18 So each man took his censer. "This is how you will and Aaron at the entrance to the Tent of know that the Lord has sent me to do all Meeting. You and Abiram had come out and were standing Aaron are to present your censers also. "Move back from the tents of these wicked men! Do 16 Moses said to Korah." "We will not come! 22 But Moses and Aaron fell facedown 13 Isn't it enough that you have brought and cried out. donkey from them. Dathan and of these men? No. their sins." 17 Each man is to take his censer and put 27 So they moved away from the tents of incense in it-250 censers in all-and Korah. we will not come!" Abiram. "You and all your not touch anything belonging to them. I have not taken so much as a him. Will you gouge out the eyes from the tents of Korah. nor have I wronged any of them. against him?" 21 "Separate yourselves from this 12 Then Moses summoned Dathan and assembly so I can put an end to them at Abiram. a land flowing with milk and honey or given us an inheritance of fields and 24 "Say to the assembly. you haven't brought us into Then the Lord said to Moses. Dathan and present it before the Lord .

they go down alive into the grave. Aaron.30 39 But if the Lord brings about something So Eleazar the priest collected the totally new. with their households The next day the whole Israelite and all Korah's men and all their community grumbled against Moses and possessions. turned toward the Tent of Meeting. and they perished opposition to Moses and Aaron and and were gone from the community. Aaron should come to burn incense the ground under them split apart before the Lord . offering the incense. along with coals some distance away. put an end to them at once. 46 to take the censers out of the Then Moses said to Aaron. Let them be a plague had already started among the sign to the Israelites. "Take your smoldering remains and scatter the censer and put incense in it. assembly to make atonement for them. and he had them everything that belongs to them. Hammer the 47 censers into sheets to overlay the altar. and ran for they were presented before the Lord into the midst of the assembly. them fled." And they fell facedown. for the fire from the altar. So Aaron did as Moses said. the priest. 42 with everything they owned. with had been burned up. 37 "Tell Eleazar son of Aaron. then you will know that these men have 40 as the Lord directed him through treated the Lord with contempt. "The earth is going 43 to swallow us too!" Then Moses and Aaron went to the front of the Tent of Meeting. the 38 the censers of the men who sinned at plague has started. and the earth opens its bronze censers brought by those who mouth and swallows them. 32 and the earth opened its mouth and 41 swallowed them. and hurry to the censers are holy. The and have become holy. the earth But when the assembly gathered in closed over them. all the Israelites around glory of the Lord appeared. 45 "Get away from this assembly so I can 36 The Lord said to Moses. 35 And fire came out from the Lord and 44 consumed the 250 men who were and the Lord said to Moses. Wrath has come out from the Lord . 33 They went down alive into the grave. or he would become like Korah and his followers. and hammered out to overlay the altar. suddenly the cloud covered it and the 34 At their cries." Moses." they said. shouting. This was to remind the Israelites that no one except a descendant of 31 As soon as he finished saying all this." . "You have killed the Lord 's people." the cost of their lives.

almonds. the Testimony and saw that Aaron's staff. Write the name of each man on his staff. and I will rid myself of this constant grumbling against you by the 18The Lord said to Aaron. blossomed and produced died because of Korah. "Put back Aaron's staff in front of the Testimony. and you and your sons So Moses spoke to the Israelites. and alone are to bear the responsibility for their leaders gave him twelve staffs. 3 On the staff of Levi write Aaron's name. Bring your fellow Levites from your ancestral tribe to join you and assist you when you and your sons minister before the Tent of the Testimony.700 people died from the Levi. 17The Lord said to Moses. and the plague stopped. Israelites. where I meet with tabernacle of the Lord will die." sons and your father's family are to bear the responsibility for offenses against 6 the sanctuary. for the leader of each of their ancestral tribes. They looked at them. 7 people. Are we all you. which represented the house of 49 But 14." each of their ancestral tribes. in the Tent of the Testimony. so that they will not die. going to die?" 5 The staff belonging to the man I choose will sprout. but Aaron offered the incense Moses placed the staffs before the Lord and made atonement for them. "You. . we are all lost! 4 Place them in the Tent of Meeting in 13 Anyone who even comes near the front of the Testimony. 11 Moses did just as the Lord commanded him. This 2 "Speak to the Israelites and get twelve will put an end to their grumbling against staffs from them. 48 8 He stood between the living and the The next day Moses entered the Tent of dead. 10 The Lord said to Moses. and Aaron's staff was among 2 them. your Israelites. die! We are lost. to be kept as a sign to the rebellious. for the from the Lord 's presence to all the plague had stopped. had not only sprouted but had plague. in addition to those who had budded. one offenses against the priesthood. for there must be one staff for the head 12 The Israelites said to Moses. and each man took his own staff. 9 50 Then Aaron returned to Moses at the Then Moses brought out all the staffs entrance to the Tent of Meeting. "We will of each ancestral tribe. one from the leader of me.

both the sanctuary must be put to death. or both they and you will die. the finest new wine and grain they give the Lord as the firstfruits of their harvest. that is offered to the Lord is yours. you must your sons as your portion and regular redeem them at the redemption price share. dedicated to the Lord to do to the Lord will be yours. 5 "You are to be responsible for the care 12 of the sanctuary and the altar. set at five shekels of silver. 7 But only you and your sons may serve 14 as priests in connection with everything "Everything in Israel that is devoted to at the altar and inside the curtain. and burn their fat as an offering made by fire. that part belongs to you holy. whether grain or sin or of an ox. your household who is ceremonially clean may eat it. . every are to perform all the duties of the Tent. Everyone in the work at the Tent of Meeting. I am the Lord is yours. giving you the service of the priesthood as a gift. holy offerings that is kept from the fire. a sheep or a goat. You must regard it as but they must not go near the holy. which weighs 9 You are to have the part of the most twenty gerahs. From all the gifts they bring me as most 17 "But you must not redeem the firstborn holy offerings. presented to me. Anyone else who comes near 15 The first offspring of every womb. furnishings of the sanctuary or the altar. according to the sanctuary shekel. household who is ceremonially clean may eat it. 11 "This also is yours: whatever is set aside from the gifts of all the wave 4 They are to join you and be responsible offerings of the Israelites. I give this to for the care of the Tent of Meeting-all the you and your sons and daughters as work at the Tent-and no one else may your regular share. male shall eat it. they are guilt offerings. "I myself every firstborn son and every firstborn have put you in charge of the offerings male of unclean animals. But you must redeem 8 Then the Lord said to Aaron. so that "I give you all the finest olive oil and all wrath will not fall on the Israelites again. 6 I myself have selected your fellow 13 Levites from among the Israelites as a All the land's firstfruits that they bring gift to you. Sprinkle their blood on the altar and your sons. Everyone in your come near where you are.3 10 They are to be responsible to you and Eat it as something most holy. all the holy offerings the Israelites give me I give to you and 16 When they are a month old." man and animal. an aroma pleasing to the Lord .

for it is your wages 23 It is the Levites who are to do the work for your work at the Tent of Meeting.18 26 Their meat is to be yours. and you will not die. just as the "Speak to the Levites and say to them: breast of the wave offering and the right 'When you receive from the Israelites thigh are yours. From have any share among them. 31 You and your households may eat the rest of it anywhere. I am your these tithes you must give the Lord 's share and your inheritance among the portion to Aaron the priest. "You will have offering to the Lord from all the tithes no inheritance in their land. Lord for both you and your offspring. I give to the Levites as their inheritance the tithes that the Israelites present as an offering to the Lord . 29 You must present as the Lord 's portion 21 "I give to the Levites all the tithes in the best and holiest part of everything Israel as their inheritance in return for given to you. the tithe I give you as your inheritance. That 19The Lord said to Moses and is why I said concerning them: 'They will Aaron: have no inheritance among the 2 Israelites. 30 "Say to the Levites: 'When you present the best part. at the Tent of Meeting and bear the responsibility for offenses against it. it will be reckoned to you 22 From now on the Israelites must not go as the product of the threshing floor or near the Tent of Meeting. you must present a tenth of that tithe as 19 Whatever is set aside from the holy the Lord 's offering. bear the consequences of their sin and will die. then you generations to come. It is an as grain from the threshing floor or juice everlasting covenant of salt before the from the winepress. Israelites. They will receive will not defile the holy offerings of the no inheritance among the Israelites. .' " 24 Instead. offerings the Israelites present to the 27 Lord I give to you and your sons and Your offering will be reckoned to you daughters as your regular share. This 32 By presenting the best part of it you is a lasting ordinance for the will not be guilty in this matter.' the work they do while serving at the Tent of Meeting. Israelites. Israelites to bring you a red heifer without defect or blemish and that has never been under a yoke." 28 In this way you also will present an 20 The Lord said to Aaron. nor will you you receive from the Israelites. or they will the winepress.' " "This is a requirement of the law that the Lord has commanded: Tell the 25 The Lord said to Moses.

That person must 5 While he watches. ceremonially clean place outside the camp. ashes from the burned purification offering into a jar and pour fresh water 10 over them. He may then come into the camp. will be unclean ashes of the heifer and put them in a for seven days. of its blood on his finger and sprinkle it 13 seven times toward the front of the Tent Whoever touches the dead body of of Meeting. and every open container without a lid fastened on it will be unclean. The man who gathers up the ashes of the heifer must also wash his clothes. it is for purification from sin. blood and offal. put some cleansing. . the priest must wash his will be unclean for seven days.3 12 Give it to Eleazar the priest. the heifer is to be be cut off from Israel. or anyone who touches a "A man who is clean shall gather up the human bone or a grave. or someone who has died a natural death. The priest is to take some cedar wood. he will not be clean. he is unclean. someone who has been killed with a sword or someone who has died a 9 natural death. hyssop and scarlet wool and throw them 14 onto the burning heifer. 8 The man who burns it must also wash 16 his clothes and bathe with water. in his presence. of cleansing has not been sprinkled on him. his uncleanness 6 remains on him. it is to be He must purify himself with the water taken outside the camp and slaughtered on the third day and on the seventh day. but he 15 will be ceremonially unclean till evening. Then a man who is ceremonially clean This will be a lasting ordinance both for is to take some hyssop. clothes and bathe himself with water. then he will be clean. and he "Anyone out in the open who touches too will be unclean till evening. furnishings and the people who were there. anyone and fails to purify himself defiles the Lord 's tabernacle. 18 and he too will be unclean till evening. Because the water burned-its hide. flesh. But if he does not purify himself on the third and seventh 4 Then Eleazar the priest is to take some days. "This is the law that applies when a person dies in a tent: Anyone who 7 enters the tent and anyone who is in it After that. dip it in the the Israelites and for the aliens living water and sprinkle the tent and all the among them. He must also sprinkle anyone 11 who has touched a human bone or a "Whoever touches the dead body of grave or someone who has been killed anyone will be unclean for seven days. They shall be kept by the Israelite 17 community for use in the water of "For the unclean person.

and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly 21 This is a lasting ordinance for them. 12 But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron. The person being cleansed there is no water to drink!" must wash his clothes and bathe with water. he must be cut off of the Lord appeared to them. must we bring you water out of this rock?" Israelite community arrived at the Desert of Zin. . 8 "Take the staff. 11 Then Moses raised his arm and struck There Miriam died and was buried. 6 Moses and Aaron went from the assembly to the entrance to the Tent of 20 But if a person who is unclean does Meeting and fell facedown. You cleansing must also wash his clothes. because he has defiled the sanctuary of the Lord . "If to honor me as holy in the sight of the only we had died when our brothers fell Israelites. and they stayed at Kadesh. "Because you did not trust in me enough 3 They quarreled with Moses and said. "Listen. and he is unclean. and the community and 2 Now there was no water for the their livestock drank. together. can drink. you will not bring this dead before the Lord ! community into the land I give them. and that evening he will be clean. and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron. who touches it becomes unclean till evening.19 5 The man who is clean is to sprinkle the Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to unclean person on the third and seventh this terrible place? It has no grain or days." 22 Anything that an unclean person 9 So Moses took the staff from the Lord 's touches becomes unclean. The 7 The Lord said to Moses. that we and where the Israelites quarreled with the our livestock should die here? Lord and where he showed himself holy among them." 13 4 Why did you bring the Lord 's These were the waters of Meribah. community. Speak to that rock before their "The man who sprinkles the water of eyes and it will pour out its water. Water gushed out. water of cleansing has not been sprinkled on him. will bring water out of the rock for the and anyone who touches the water of community so they and their livestock cleansing will be unclean till evening. And purify him. the rock twice with his staff. and the glory not purify himself. from the community. grapevines or pomegranates. community into this desert." 10 He and Aaron gathered the assembly together in front of the rock and Moses 20In the first month the whole said to them. you rebels. and on the seventh day he is to figs. just as he commanded him. and anyone presence.

for Aaron will or vineyard. the Lord said to Moses and Aaron. saying: "This is from Kadesh and came to Mount Hor." house of Israel mourned for him thirty days. We only want to pass through learned that Aaron had died. we will 28 Moses removed Aaron's garments and march out and attack you with the put them on his son Eleazar. along the main road. and we lived there many years. . because both of you rebelled 16 but when we cried out to the Lord . We will travel along the king's there." highway and not turn to the right or to the left until we have passed through 27 Moses did as the Lord commanded: your territory. through their territory. Then Moses and Eleazar came down from the 19 The Israelites replied: "We will go mountain. he against my command at the waters of heard our cry and sent an angel and Meribah. heard that Israel 21 Since Edom refused to let them go was coming along the road to Atharim. some of them.14 22 Moses sent messengers from Kadesh The whole Israelite community set out to the king of Edom. He will not enter the land I give the Israelites. or drink water from any be gathered to his people. near the border of upon us. we will 29 and when the whole community pay for it. 20 Again they answered: "You may not pass through. what your brother Israel says: You know about all the hardships that have come 23 At Mount Hor. 18 But Edom answered: "You may not pass through here. take them up Mount Hor. We will not go through any field them on his son Eleazar. And Aaron sword. Egyptians mistreated us and our fathers. a town on the edge of 25 Get Aaron and his son Eleazar and your territory. and if we or our livestock drink any of your water. brought us out of Egypt. The 24 "Aaron will be gathered to his people. the entire on foot-nothing else. 21When the Canaanite king of Arad. 17 Please let us pass through your 26 Remove Aaron's garments and put country. who lived in the Negev. 15 Our forefathers went down into Egypt. he will die well. if you try." They went up Mount Hor in the sight of the whole community. Israel turned away he attacked the Israelites and captured from them." Then Edom came out against them with a large and powerful army." died there on top of the mountain. Edom. "Now we are here at Kadesh.

from put it up on a pole. between Moab and the Amorites. They completely destroyed them and their 12 From there they moved on and towns. 5 they spoke against God and against 14 That is why the Book of the Wars of Moses. they bit the people and 16 From there they continued on to Beer. was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake. The Lord said to Moses. gave the Canaanites over to them. "Gather the people together and I will 7 The people came to Moses and said.2 10 Then Israel made this vow to the Lord : The Israelites moved on and camped "If you will deliver these people into our at Oboth. he lived. anyone who is nobles with scepters and staffs. But the people grew impatient on The Arnon is the border of Moab. Edom." they went from the desert to Mattanah. the way. 18 8 about the well that the princes dug." "We sinned when we spoke against the Lord and against you. Moses prayed for the people." 11 Then they set out from Oboth and camped in Iye Abarim. the well where the Lord said to Moses. "Make a snake that the nobles of the people sank. give them water. to go around desert extending into Amorite territory. . the Arnon desert? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable 15 and the slopes of the ravines that lead food!" to the site of Ar and lie along the border of Moab." So O well! Sing about it. 20 and from Bamoth to the valley in Moab where the top of Pisgah overlooks the wasteland. we will totally destroy their cities.the and put it up on a pole. Pray that the Lord 17 Then Israel sang this song: "Spring up. Then when anyone Nahaliel to Bamoth." 6 Then the Lord sent venomous snakes among them. which is in the route to the Red Sea. 9 So Moses made a bronze snake and 19 from Mattanah to Nahaliel. "Why have you the Lord says: "?Waheb in Suphah and brought us up out of Egypt to die in the the ravines. so the place was named camped in the Zered Valley. 13 They set out from there and camped 4 They traveled from Mount Hor along the alongside the Arnon." Then bitten can look at it and live. in the desert that 3 The Lord listened to Israel's plea and faces Moab toward the sunrise. will take the snakes away from us. and said. many Israelites died. hands. Hormah.

leaving the former king of Moab and had taken them no survivors. Now Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. "Fire went out from Heshbon. We "But we have overthrown them. And they took from him all his land as far as the Arnon. will not turn aside into any field or Heshbon is destroyed all the way to vineyard. which extends to Medeba. entire army and marched out into the the Israelites captured its surrounding desert against Israel. O Moab! You are 3 destroyed. It consumed Ar of 2 Moab. together with the Amorites. Dibon." 26 Heshbon was the city of Sihon king of 35 So they struck him down. and Og king of the Jabbok." until we have passed through your territory. he fought with Israel. put him to the sword 33 Then they turned and went up along and took over his land from the Arnon to the road toward Bashan. for I have handed him over Amorites and occupied them. 24 Israel. or drink water from any well. possession of his land. Moab . including to you. fortified. a blaze from the city of Sihon. the citizens of Arnon's heights. but only as far as the Bashan and his whole army marched Ammonites. however. the Amorites. 22Then the Israelites traveled to the plains of Moab and camped along the 28 Jordan across from Jericho. with his whole army and his land." 31 So Israel settled in the land of the Amorites. We have demolished them as far We will travel along the king's highway as Nophah. 29 Woe to you. who had fought against his sons and his whole army. 22 30 "Let us pass through your country. O people of Chemosh! He and Moab was terrified because there has given up his sons as fugitives and were so many people. Heshbon and all its surrounding Do to him what you did to Sihon king of settlements. "Do not be 25 Israel captured all the cities of the afraid of him. When he reached settlements and drove out the Amorites Jahaz. 23 But Sihon would not let Israel pass through his territory. who reigned in Heshbon. who were there. He mustered his 32 After Moses had sent spies to Jazer. Indeed. because their border was out to meet them in battle at Edrei. let Sihon's city be restored. 34 The Lord said to Moses. 27 That is why the poets say: "Come to Heshbon and let it be rebuilt.21 Israel sent messengers to say to Sihon his daughters as captives to Sihon king king of the Amorites: of the Amorites.

those people. "Balaam refused to people. 18 But Balaam answered them. near The next morning Balaam got up and the River. "Even if Balak gave me his palace filled with 9 God came to Balaam and asked. king of Moab. 11 was filled with dread because of the 'A people that has come out of Egypt Israelites. covers the face of the land." So the Moabite princes stayed with him." settled next to me.' " everything around us. is what Balak son of Zippor says: Do not taking with them the fee for divination. "and I will bring you back the a curse on these people for me. For I know that those you bless numerous and more distinguished than are blessed. because they are too powerful come with us." for me. Balak said: said to Balak's princes. and I will find out what else the Lord will tell me." So Balak son of But God said to Balaam. 17 because I will reward you handsomely 8 "Spend the night here. as an ox licks up 12 the grass of the field. sent me this 19 Now stay here tonight as the others message: did. "Do not go Zippor. 4 The Moabites said to the elders of Perhaps then I will be able to fight them Midian. him what Balak had said. because they are blessed. You must not put a curse on time. Perhaps then I will be able to defeat them and drive them out of the 15 Then Balak sent other princes. Now come and put a curse on them for me. who was at Pethor. 10 Balaam said to God. Come and put them. I could not do anything are these men with you?" great or small to go beyond the command of the Lord my God. and those you curse are the first. "Who silver and gold." . who was king of Moab at that with them. "Balak son of Zippor. for the Lord has refused to cover the face of the land and have let me go with you." Balaam said to and do whatever you say. in his native land. let anything keep you from coming to When they came to Balaam. they told me." answer the Lord gives me. 14 So the Moabite princes returned to 6 Now come and put a curse on these Balak and said." 5 sent messengers to summon Balaam 13 son of Beor." 16 They came to Balaam and said: "This 7 The elders of Moab and Midian left. they own country. more country. cursed. "Go back to your "A people has come out of Egypt. "This horde is going to lick up and drive them away.

which you have his donkey and went with the princes of always ridden. drawn. and she said to Balaam. and princes of Balak." 30 The donkey said to Balaam. and his two standing in the road with his sword servants were with him. she pressed close to the wall. he was angry and beat her with his staff. I would kill you right now. go with them." So Balaam went with the Lord . 36 When Balak heard that Balaam was 28 Then the Lord opened the donkey's coming. 22 But God was very angry when he 31 went.20 29 That night God came to Balaam and Balaam answered the donkey. The angel of the Lord said to Balaam. the road to oppose him. 24 Then the angel of the Lord stood in a 33 narrow path between two vineyards." what I tell you. but I would have Lord . saddled your own donkey. oppose you because your path is a reckless one before me. Balaam was and he saw the angel of the Lord riding on his donkey. and the angel of the Lord stood in Then the Lord opened Balaam's eyes. "Go with the men. "You said." crushing Balaam's foot against it. she turned off the have you beaten your donkey these road into a field. "What Moabite town on the Arnon border. I will go back. So he 34 beat her again. she lay down under Balaam. "Am I not 21 Balaam got up in the morning. I would certainly have 25 When the donkey saw the angel of the killed you by now. "Since these men have come to have made a fool of me! If I had a sword summon you. Balaam said to the angel of the Lord . So he bowed low and fell facedown. he went out to meet him at the mouth." he said. but speak only what I 27 When the donkey saw the angel of the tell you. "I have sinned. these three times?" . I did not realize you were 26 Then the angel of the Lord moved on standing in the road to oppose me. The donkey saw me and turned away with walls on both sides. from me these three times. Balaam beat her to get three times? I have come here to her back on the road. If she had not turned away. "Why sword in his hand. spared her. but do only in my hand. to this day? Have I been Moab. either 35 to the right or to the left. Now ahead and stood in a narrow place if you are displeased. at have I done to you to make you beat me the edge of his territory. 23 When the donkey saw the angel of the 32 Lord standing in the road with a drawn The angel of the Lord asked him." where there was no room to turn. in the habit of doing this to you?" "No.

"Come with 4 God met with him. "Go back to Balak and you come to me? Am I really not able to give him this message. and may 2 my end be like theirs!" Balak did as Balaam said. 'curse Jacob for me. I see a people who live apart and do not consider themselves one of the nations. come. "Did I not send The Lord put a message in Balaam's you an urgent summons? Why didn't mouth and said. 'Come. with all the Balaam replied. from saw part of the people. and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me." 7 Then Balaam uttered his oracle: "Balak brought me from Aram. you will see only a part but not all each altar I have offered a bull and a of them.37 5 Balak said to Balaam. the heights I view them." . "But can I say just princes of Moab. Perhaps the Lord will come to meet with 12 me. and the two of them offered a bull and a ram on each 11 altar. and Balaam said. and from there he From the rocky peaks I see them." standing beside his offering. "Must I not speak what you. curse them for ram. not cursed? How can I denounce those whom the Lord has not denounced? 41 The next morning Balak took Balaam 9 up to Bamoth Baal. "Stay here bless them!" beside your offering while I go aside. "Build me seven 10 Who can count the dust of Jacob or altars here. "What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my 3 enemies. anything? I must speak only what God puts in my mouth. and 8 gave some to Balaam and the princes How can I curse those whom God has who were with him. Balak said to Balaam. Whatever he reveals to me I will tell He answered. but you have done nothing but Then Balaam said to Balak. "I me to another place where you can see have prepared seven altars." reward you?" 6 So he went back to him and found him 38 "Well.' he Kiriath Huzoth. And from there." number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous. the king of Moab 39 Then Balaam went with Balak to from the eastern mountains." Then he went off to a barren the Lord puts in my mouth?" height. and on them. denounce Israel. 13 Then Balak said to him.' 40 Balak sacrificed cattle and sheep. 23Balaam said. I have come to you now. said." me.

he did not resort to sorcery as at other times." standing beside his offering. son of here. "Come. 29 Balaam said. "No misfortune is seen in Jacob. they 3 have the strength of a wild ox. let message. they on the top of Pisgah. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? 20 I have received a command to bless.14 24 So he took him to the field of Zophim The people rise like a lioness. Israel encamped tribe by tribe. "Go back to Balak and give him this 27 Then Balak said to Balaam. and he uttered his oracle: "The oracle of Balaam son of Beor." 15 25 Balaam said to Balak. and I cannot change it. with the princes of Moab. Balak asked him. "Build me seven altars Balak. overlooking the wasteland. no divination against Israel. that he should change offered a bull and a ram on each altar." me take you to another place. 'See what the oracle of one who hears the words God has done!' of God. 21 but turned his face toward the desert. seven rams for me. and there he built rouse themselves like a lion that does seven altars and offered a bull and a not rest till he devours his prey and ram on each altar. 30 Balak did as Balaam had said." 26 Balaam answered." 19 God is not a man. 18 Then he uttered his oracle: "Arise. the shout of the King When Balaam looked out and saw is among them. drinks the blood of his victims. his mind. and prepare seven bulls and Zippor. pleased the Lord to bless Israel. and nor a son of man. the Spirit of God came upon him 22 God brought them out of Egypt. "Stay here Then Balak said to Balaam. who sees a vision from the . no misery observed in Israel. Perhaps it will please God to let you curse them for 17 So he went to him and found him me from there. 28 And Balak took Balaam to the top of "What did the Lord say?" Peor. 24Now when Balaam saw that it he has blessed. and listen. hear me. It will now be 4 said of Jacob and of Israel. "Did I not tell you I 16 The Lord met with Balaam and put a must do whatever the Lord says?" message in his mouth and said. There is no sorcery against Jacob. The Lord their 2 God is with them. that he should lie. the oracle of one 23 whose eye sees clearly. "Neither beside your offering while I meet with curse them at all nor bless them at all!" him over there.

A star will come out of 9 Like a lion they crouch and lie down. and whose anything of my own accord." the waters. and those who curse you be cursed!" 18 Edom will be conquered." 11 20 Now leave at once and go home! I said Then Balaam saw Amalek and uttered I would reward you handsomely." . but Israel will Balaam. "Their whose eye sees clearly. I could not do Asshur takes you captive. will be conquered. but not now. your nest is set in a rock. and said to him. like cedars beside come. like come. the oracle of one seed will have abundant water. who sees a vision from the have the strength of a wild ox. Seir. who falls prostrate. let me warn you of what this gardens beside a river. to go beyond the command of the Lord -and I must say only what the Lord 5 "How beautiful are your tents. the oracle of one who hears the words of God. but the his oracle: "Amalek was first among the Lord has kept you from being nations. a scepter will rise out of Israel. who has knowledge from the 8 "God brought them out of Egypt. their 16 kingdom will be exalted. O Jacob. but not near. They Almighty. the "May those who bless you be blessed skulls of all the sons of Sheth. and whose devour hostile nations and break their eyes are opened: bones in pieces." 21 Then he saw the Kenites and uttered 12 Balaam answered Balak. king will be greater than Agag. his 10 Then Balak's anger burned against enemy. like a lioness-who dares to rouse them? He will crush the foreheads of Moab. their of Balaam son of Beor. 13 22 'Even if Balak gave me his palace filled yet you Kenites will be destroyed when with silver and gold. they Most High. good or eyes are opened: bad. with their arrows they 17 pierce them. says'? your dwelling places. secure. but 6 "Like valleys they spread out. but you have A ruler will come out of Jacob and blessed them these three times. 15 Then he uttered his oracle: "The oracle 7 Water will flow from their buckets. but he will come to ruin at last. destroy the survivors of the city. who falls prostrate.Almighty." rewarded. "I see him. Jacob. "I summoned you to 19 curse my enemies. like aloes people will do to your people in days to planted by the Lord . He struck his hands together grow strong. "Did I not tell his oracle: "Your dwelling place is the messengers you sent me. O Israel! 14 Now I am going back to my people. I behold him.

The Lord said to Moses. away from the Israelites." He drove the spear through both of them-through the Israelite and into the 25 Then Balaam got up and returned woman's body. the son of their gods. Then the plague against home and Balak went his own way. kill them and 13 expose them in broad daylight before He and his descendants will have a the Lord . the priest. 9 but those who died in the plague 25While Israel was staying in numbered 24. saw this. The Lord said to Moses. so that in my zeal I did not put an So Israel joined in worshiping the Baal end to them. of Peor. may turn away from Israel. the son can live when God does this? of Aaron. 11 2 who invited them to the sacrifices to "Phinehas son of Eleazar.23 7 Then he uttered his oracle: "Ah. Midianite family. he left the assembly." because he was zealous for the honor of his God and made atonement for the 5 Israelites. but they too will come to ruin. the men began to indulge in 10 sexual immorality with Moabite women. the leader of a 6 Simeonite family. . they will subdue Asshur and and followed the Israelite into the tent. Then an Israelite man brought to his family a Midianite woman right before 15 the eyes of Moses and the whole And the name of the Midianite woman assembly of Israel while they were who was put to death was Cozbi weeping at the entrance to the Tent of daughter of Zur. "Take all the leaders of these people." So Moses said to Israel's judges. 12 Therefore tell him I am making my 4 covenant of peace with him. has turned my anger down before these gods. "Each of you must put to death those of your 14 men who have joined in worshiping the The name of the Israelite who was Baal of Peor. Eber. who When Phinehas son of Eleazar. so that the Lord 's fierce anger covenant of a lasting priesthood. the Israelites was stopped. Shittim.000. the priest. And the Lord 's anger burned against them. for he was as zealous as I am for my honor among 3 them." killed with the Midianite woman was Zimri son of Salu. The people ate and bowed Aaron. took a spear in his hand 24 Ships will come from the shores of 8 Kittim. 16 The Lord said to Moses. a tribal chief of a Meeting.

Hanoch. Dathan and Abiram." Nemuelite clan. the 3 Jakinite clan. numbered were 40. whose followers died when the fire devoured the 250 men. 17 through Arodi. Moses and Eleazar 13 the priest spoke with them and said. were: through clan. through Jamin. . numbered were 43. there Moses. of a Midianite leader. through 7 These were the clans of Reuben. through Zerah. So on the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho. 4 "Take a census of the men twenty years 14 old or more. however. 2 "Take a census of the whole Israelite 12 community by families-all those twenty The descendants of Simeon by their years old or more who are able to serve clans were: through Nemuel.200 men. the Arodite clan." swallowed them along with Korah. as the Lord commanded These were the clans of Simeon. 16 through Ozni. through Haggi. 18 These were the clans of Gad. Moses and Eleazar son of Aaron.500. through Jakin. through Carmi. the daughter they rebelled against the Lord . And they served 26After the plague the Lord said to as a warning sign. the Zerahite clan. the Carmite clan. The line of Korah. did not die out. the Shaulite clan. the 11 priest. the Oznite clan. the Erite clan. through Shaul. the in the army of Israel. those 8 The son of Pallu was Eliab. the Palluite clan. the Hezronite clan. the Jaminite clan. the woman who 10 was killed when the plague came as a The earth opened its mouth and result of Peor. the Haggite clan.730. The same Dathan and Abiram were the community officials 18 because they treated you as enemies who rebelled against Moses and Aaron when they deceived you in the affair of and were among Korah's followers when Peor and their sister Cozbi. the Hanochite clan. the were: through Zephon. kill them. the Zephonite firstborn son of Israel. the Arelite clan.17 9 "Treat the Midianites as enemies and and the sons of Eliab were Nemuel. the Shunite clan. through through Shuni. came out of Egypt: 15 The descendants of Gad by their clans 5 The descendants of Reuben." These were the Israelites who were 22. those Areli. Eri. Pallu. through 6 through Hezron.

through Ashbel. through Puah. the Shemidaite clan. the Shuthelahite clan. the Seredite 37 clan. those numbered were 60. the Elonite clan.500. through clan. clans were: through Sered. clans. the Puite clan. the Shuphamite through Makir. the Huphamite was the father of Gilead). through Tahan. 35 These were the descendants of Ephraim by their clans: through 24 through Jashub. 39 29 The descendants of Manasseh: through Shupham. through Hepher. through Helek. the Eranite 26 The descendants of Zebulun by their clan. but These were the descendants of they died in Canaan.300. through Shimron. through Hupham. .500. whose names were Mahlah. 38 The descendants of Benjamin by their 28 The descendants of Joseph by their clans were: through Bela. through Perez. the Hezronite clan. through Jahleel. through Beker. 22 These were the clans of Judah.500. the Makirite clan (Makir clan. clans were: through Tola. the Jahleelite clan. 25 These were the clans of Issachar. These were the clans of Ephraim. 32 through Shemida. those numbered were 32. the Bekerite clan. the Gileadite clan. the Iezerite clan. 21 The descendants of Perez were: through Hezron. 34 These were the clans of Manasseh. through Elon. the Shimronite clan. the Tahanite clan. 20 The descendants of Judah by their 31 clans were: through Shelah. sons. 23 The descendants of Issachar by their those numbered were 52. Gilead: through Iezer. the Jashubite clan. the Zerahite clan.) numbered were 76. the Tolaite clan. Shelanite clan. he had only daughters. the Helekite clan. the Belaite clans through Manasseh and Ephraim clan. 33 (Zelophehad son of Hepher had no through Hamul. the Shechemite clan. the Asrielite clan.700.19 30 Er and Onan were sons of Judah. 36 those numbered were 64. the Ahiramite clan. Shuthelah. Hoglah. were: through Ahiram. These were the descendants of Shuthelah: through Eran. the through Shechem. Gilead. Noah. the Ashbelite clan. through Zerah. the Hepherite clan. Perezite clan. the Hamulite clan. those Milcah and Tirzah. These were the descendants of Joseph by their 27 These were the clans of Zebulun. the through Asriel.

What each group inherits will be clans were: through Imnah. those numbered were 64. 58 48 The descendants of Naphtali by their These also were Levite clans: the clans were: through Jahzeel. the Mushite clan. the 54 To a larger group give a larger Shuhamite clan. through Ishvi. the name of Amram's wife was Jochebed. Merari.40 51 The descendants of Bela through Ard The total number of the men of Israel and Naaman were: through Ard.400. a descendant of Levi. 49 through Jezer. the Hebronite clan. These were the clans inheritance. 55 Be sure that the land is distributed by 44 The descendants of Asher by their lot. the Imnite according to the names for its ancestral clan.) counted by their clans: through Gershon. through 47 These were the clans of Asher. the Gunite clan. and to a smaller group a of Dan: smaller one. the Jahzeelite clan. the Beriite clan.400. through Guni. and those listed. through Malkiel. through Naaman. an inheritance based on the number of names. . (Kohath was the forefather of Amram. those Kohath." clan. the Kohathite clan. 53 "The land is to be allotted to them as those numbered were 45. the Ishvite clan. 59 through Shillem. who 50 was born to the Levites in Egypt.400.730. the Mahlite clan. Amram she bore Aaron. through numbered were 53. the Libnite clan.600. the Jezerite clan. through Beriah. 56 Each inheritance is to be distributed by 45 and through the descendants of lot among the larger and smaller Beriah: through Heber. the Gershonite clan. 52 The Lord said to Moses. the Heberite groups. tribe. Moses and their those numbered were 45. To These were the clans of Naphtali. Ardite clan. 57 These were the Levites who were 46 (Asher had a daughter named Serah. each is to receive its inheritance according to the number of 43 All of them were Shuhamite clans. the was 601. Korahite clan. the Merarite clan. 42 These were the descendants of Dan by their clans: through Shuham. the Shillemite clan. the Malkielite clan. sister Miriam. the Naamite clan. 41 These were the clans of Benjamin.

not among Korah's followers. He was Abihu. They were not father's relatives. but 61 But Nadab and Abihu died when they he died for his own sin and left no sons. 10 If he has no brothers." counted along with the other Israelites 5 because they received no inheritance So Moses brought their case before the among them. the son of Gilead. Eleazar the priest. 65 For the Lord had told those Israelites they would surely die in the desert. . give his of Hepher. give his inheritance to his father's brothers. son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun. 'If a man dies and Desert of Sinai. who banded together against the Lord . and said.000. stood before Moses.' " Mahlah. that he may possess it. Noah. Eleazar and Ithamar. the son of Manasseh. and 9 If he has no daughter. You must certainly give Jericho. Milcah and Tirzah. the leaders and the whole assembly. leaves no son. them property as an inheritance among their father's relatives and turn their 64 Not one of them was among those father's inheritance over to them.60 3 Aaron was the father of Nadab and "Our father died in the desert. "Go up this mountain in the Abarim range and 2 the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and see the land I have given the Israelites. counted by Moses and Aaron the priest when they counted the Israelites in the 8 "Say to the Israelites.) Why should our father's name disappear from his clan because he had 62 All the male Levites a month old or no son? Give us property among our more numbered 23. The names of the daughters were as the Lord commanded Moses. and Eleazar the priest when they counted the Israelites on the plains of 7 "What Zelophehad's daughters are Moab by the Jordan across from saying is right. Lord 63 6 These are the ones counted by Moses and the Lord said to him. made an offering before the Lord with 4 unauthorized fire. the son of inheritance to the nearest relative in his Makir. be a legal requirement for the Israelites. This is to to the clans of Manasseh son of Joseph. turn his inheritance over to his daughter. give his not one of them was left except Caleb inheritance to his brothers. Hoglah. belonged clan. 27The daughters of Zelophehad son 11 If his father had no brothers. They approached 12 Then the Lord said to Moses.

you too will be Moses did as the Lord commanded gathered to your people. and lay your hand on him. He took Joshua and had him stand Aaron was. Joshua son of Nun. of an ephah of fine flour mixed with a quarter of a hin of oil from pressed 20 Give him some of your authority so the olives. "Take day. 2 16 "Give this command to the Israelites "May the Lord . the God of the spirits of and say to them: 'See that you present all mankind.' 17 to go out and come in before them." (These were the instructed through Moses. appoint a man over this to me at the appointed time the food for community my offerings made by fire. in the Desert of Zin. a man in whom is the spirit. waters of Meribah Kadesh. as an aroma pleasing to me. 6 This is the regular burnt offering 21 He is to stand before Eleazar the instituted at Mount Sinai as a pleasing priest.13 22 After you have seen it. . Pour out the drink offering to the Lord at the sanctuary. as your brother him. 7 The accompanying drink offering is to and at his command they will come in. as the Lord holy before their eyes. whole Israelite community will obey him. one who will lead them out and bring 3 Say to them: 'This is the offering made them in. 19 Have him stand before Eleazar the priest and the entire assembly and 5 together with a grain offering of a tenth commission him in their presence. At his command he and the entire community of the Israelites will go out. so the Lord 's people will not be by fire that you are to present to the like sheep without a shepherd.) 15 Moses said to the Lord . both of you Then he laid his hands on him and disobeyed my command to honor me as commissioned him. as a regular burnt offering each 18 So the Lord said to Moses." be a quarter of a hin of fermented drink with each lamb. 28The Lord said to Moses. before Eleazar the priest and the whole assembly. 4 Prepare one lamb in the morning and the other at twilight. 14 for when the community rebelled at the 23 waters in the Desert of Zin. who will obtain decisions for him aroma. fire." Lord : two lambs a year old without defect. an offering made to the Lord by by inquiring of the Urim before the Lord .

This is an offering made by fire. an aroma pleasing 16 " 'On the fourteenth day of the first to the Lord . one male goat is to be offering and drink offering that you presented to the Lord as a sin offering. of fine flour mixed with oil. Besides the regular burnt offering with along with the same kind of grain its drink offering. 17 On the fifteenth day of this month there together with its drink offering and a is to be a festival. morning burnt offering. a grain offering of to make atonement for you. a 21 and with each of the seven lambs. and with each seven days as an aroma pleasing to the lamb. 25 On the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. a 23 pleasing aroma. of fine flour mixed with oil.8 15 Prepare the second lamb at twilight. with the ram. prepare in the morning. a quarter of a hin. in addition to the regular burnt offering and its drink offering. 22 13 Include one male goat as a sin offering and with each lamb. with the offering made by fire every day for ram. 24 14 With each bull there is to be a drink In this way prepare the food for the offering of half a hin of wine. a third of a hin . present bulls. grain offering of two-tenths of an ephah one-tenth. offering. one ram and seven male lambs a to the Lord a burnt offering of two young year old. month the Lord 's Passover is to be held. a burnt offering of two young 11 " 'On the first of every month. . 19 Present to the Lord an offering made by fire. one ram and seven male lambs a year old. 18 On the first day hold a sacred 10 This is the burnt offering for every assembly and do no regular work. it is to be prepared in addition to monthly burnt offering to be made at the regular burnt offering and its drink each new moon during the year. with the ram. Sabbath. 9 " 'On the Sabbath day. for seven days eat grain offering of two-tenths of an ephah bread made without yeast. all without defect. make an offering of two lambs a year old without defect. a tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil. offering of three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil. This is for a burnt offering. all without defect. two-tenths. an offering made to the Prepare these in addition to the regular Lord by fire. bulls. This is the Lord . 20 With each bull prepare a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour 12 With each bull there is to be a grain mixed with oil.

29 and with each of the seven lambs. 2 As an aroma pleasing to the Lord . month hold a sacred assembly. one ram and seven male lambs a year 30 Include one male goat to make old. grain during the Feast of Weeks. with the ram. must deny yourselves and do no work. all without defect. when you and with each of the seven lambs. 3 With the bull prepare a grain offering of 13 three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour Present an offering made by fire as an mixed with oil. offering and its grain offering. aroma pleasing to the Lord . in addition to the regular burnt mixed with oil. one-tenth. hold a sacred assembly and do year old. hold a sacred assembly and do no regular 5 Include one male goat as a sin offering work. one ram and seven male lambs a month. atonement for you. Celebrate a festival to the Lord for seven days. to make atonement for you. Lord a burnt offering of one young bull. 12 prepare a burnt offering of one young " 'On the fifteenth day of the seventh bull. 10 and with each of the seven lambs. They are offerings made to the Lord by fire-a pleasing aroma. 9 With the bull prepare a grain offering of 31 Prepare these together with their drink three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour offerings. one- present to the Lord an offering of new tenth. two-tenths . with the ram. 8 Present as an aroma pleasing to the one-tenth. You two-tenths. no regular work. 29" 'On the first day of the seventh 11 Include one male goat as a sin month hold a sacred assembly and do offering. one ram and seven male lambs a and daily burnt offerings with their grain year old as an aroma pleasing to the offerings and drink offerings as Lord . two rams . and their drink offerings. in addition to the sin offering for no regular work. with its grain offering. Be sure the animals are without defect. 28 With each bull there is to be a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of 7 " 'On the tenth day of this seventh fine flour mixed with oil. a burnt offering of thirteen young bulls. all without defect. specified.26 4 " 'On the day of firstfruits. with the ram. 27 Present a burnt offering of two young 6 These are in addition to the monthly bulls. two-tenths. It is a day for you to atonement and the regular burnt offering sound the trumpets.

in addition to the regular burnt offering. prepare their grain offerings and drink prepare their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number offerings according to the number specified. 22 31 Include one male goat as a sin Include one male goat as a sin offering. rams and lambs. a grain offering of three-tenths of an two rams and fourteen male lambs a ephah of fine flour mixed with oil. in addition to the regular burnt Include one male goat as a sin offering with its grain offering and drink offering. all without defect. rams and lambs. all without defect. specified. all without defect. offering with its grain offering and drink offering.and fourteen male lambs a year old. offering. 15 and with each of the fourteen lambs. all without two rams and fourteen male lambs a defect. offering. rams and lambs. specified. in addition to the regular burnt offering. offerings according to the number specified. prepare their grain offerings and drink one-tenth. in addition to the regular burnt offering. year old. rams and lambs. 16 Include one male goat as a sin 25 offering. two rams and fourteen " 'On the fifth day prepare nine bulls. 24 With the bulls. all offering with its grain offering and drink without defect. With the bulls. two-tenths. With the bulls. male lambs a year old. 20 29 " 'On the third day prepare eleven " 'On the sixth day prepare eight bulls. prepare their grain offerings and drink prepare their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number offerings according to the number specified. and their offering with its grain offering and drink drink offerings. 21 30 With the bulls. rams and lambs. with year old. all without defect. 18 27 With the bulls. two rams and fourteen male lambs two rams and fourteen male lambs a a year old. 17 " 'On the second day prepare twelve 26 young bulls. in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering. year old. 19 28 Include one male goat as a sin Include one male goat as a sin offering. 14 23 With each of the thirteen bulls prepare " 'On the fourth day prepare ten bulls. in addition to the regular burnt . bulls. each of the two rams.

40 offering with its grain offering and drink Moses told the Israelites all that the offering. grain offerings. pledges by which she obligated herself will stand. drink obligates her or the rash promise by offerings and fellowship offerings. prepare these for the 8 But if her husband forbids her when he Lord at your appointed feasts: your hears about it. a burnt offering of one bull. he must not break his word but must do everything he said. the pledges by which she obligated herself will stand. prepare their grain offerings and drink 2 When a man makes a vow to the Lord offerings according to the number or takes an oath to obligate himself by a specified. . in addition to the regular burnt 3 "When a young woman still living in her offering with its grain offering and drink father's house makes a vow to the Lord offering. and the Lord will release her. 30Moses said to the heads of the tribes of Israel: "This is what the Lord commands: 33 With the bulls. the ram and the lambs. two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old. rams and lambs. 34 Include one male goat as a sin offering. ' " which she obligates herself. pledge but says nothing to her. or after her lips utter a rash promise by which she obligates herself 38 Include one male goat as a sin offering. in addition to the regular burnt 7 and her husband hears about it but offering with its grain offering and drink says nothing to her. 32 " 'On the seventh day prepare seven bulls. the Lord will release her 37 With the bull. prepare their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number 6 "If she marries after she makes a vow specified. 39 " 'In addition to what you vow and your freewill offerings. Lord commanded him. all without hears about it. pledge. one ram and seven 5 But if her father forbids her when he male lambs a year old. because her father has forbidden her. then all her vows and every pledge by which 36 Present an offering made by fire as an she obligated herself will stand. or obligates herself by a pledge 35 " 'On the eighth day hold an assembly 4 and her father hears about her vow or and do no regular work. he nullifies the vow that burnt offerings. none of her vows or the defect. aroma pleasing to the Lord . then her vows or offering. all without defect.

as well as all daughter still living in his house. the priest. he nullifies them some time after he hears about them. as the Lord 14 But if her husband says nothing to her commanded Moses. then he man. "Arm makes a vow or obligates herself by a some of your men to go to war against pledge under oath the Midianites and to carry out the Lord 's vengeance on them. gave Moses concerning relationships between a man and his wife.9 2 "Any vow or obligation taken by a "Take vengeance on the Midianites for widow or divorced woman will be the Israelites. and killed every about it from day to day. 7 They fought against Midian. thousand from each tribe. confirms all her vows or the pledges binding on her. 31The Lord said to Moses. then all her vows or the pledges by each of the tribes of Israel. a them. and the Lord will release her." which she obligated herself will stand. 11 They took all the plunder and spoils. flocks and goods as 16 These are the regulations the Lord plunder. . along with Phinehas son of Eleazar. gathered to your people. however. were he hears about them. their camps. vows or pledges that came from her lips will stand. then none of the supplied from the clans of Israel. then he 9 The Israelites captured the Midianite is responsible for her guilt. and 10 They burned all the towns where the between a father and his young Midianites had settled. you will be binding on her. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword. a thousand from each tribe. Midian. deny herself. including the people and animals. After that. Rekem. He confirms them by 8 Among their victims were Evi." 10 3 "If a woman living with her husband So Moses said to the people. Hur and Reba-the five kings of about them. saying nothing to her when he hears Zur. who 13 Her husband may confirm or nullify any took with him articles from the sanctuary vow she makes or any sworn pledge to and the trumpets for signaling. 11 and her husband hears about it but 4 says nothing to her and does not forbid Send into battle a thousand men from her. 15 If." women and children and took all the Midianite herds. Her husband has nullified 6 Moses sent them into battle. 5 So twelve thousand men armed for 12 But if her husband nullifies them when battle.

12 21 and brought the captives. whether persons. On persons." 16 25 "They were the ones who followed The Lord said to Moses. and then it will be clean. goats or other animals. sheep or the third and seventh days you must goats. "This and the Israelite assembly at their camp is the requirement of the law that the on the plains of Moab. sheep. so that a family heads of the community are to plague struck the Lord 's people. 29 Take this tribute from their half share 20 Purify every garment as well as and give it to Eleazar the priest as the everything made of leather. wood. 17 Now kill all the boys. goat hair or Lord 's part. donkeys. has never slept with a man. 22 Gold. And the army-the commanders of thousands whatever cannot withstand fire must be and commanders of hundreds-who put through that water. spoils and Then Eleazar the priest said to the plunder to Moses and Eleazar the priest soldiers who had gone into battle. purify yourselves and your captives. But it must also be 14 Moses was angry with the officers of purified with the water of cleansing. by the Jordan Lord gave Moses: across from Jericho. And kill every woman who has slept with a man. returned from the battle. silver. 24 On the seventh day wash your clothes 15 "Have you allowed all the women to and you will be clean. 27 Divide the spoils between the soldiers who took part in the battle and the rest 18 but save for yourselves every girl who of the community. Balaam's advice and were the means of turning the Israelites away from the Lord 26 "You and Eleazar the priest and the in what happened at Peor. donkeys. fire must be put through the fire. come into the camp. count all the people and animals that were captured. Give them to the Levites. Eleazar the priest and all the leaders of the community went to meet 23 and anything else that can withstand them outside the camp. cattle. lead 13 Moses. set apart as tribute for the Lord touched anyone who was killed must one out of every five hundred. who are . Then you may live?" he asked them. cattle. iron. select one out of every fifty." 30 From the Israelites' half. tin. 28 From the soldiers who fought in the 19 "All of you who have killed anyone or battle. whether stay outside the camp seven days. bronze.

51 40 Moses and Eleazar the priest accepted 16. 53 Each soldier had taken plunder for himself. and said to him.000 women who had never units of the army-the commanders of slept with a man. signet the Lord was 72.750 shekels. "Your servants have counted the soldiers under our 37 command." 45 30.500 donkeys 31 So Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the Lord commanded Moses. of which the tribute for from them the gold-all the crafted the Lord was 32. and animals. of which the tribute for acquired-armlets. 34 61." for the Lord was 61. 50 So we have brought as an offering to 38 the Lord the gold articles each of us 36. and not one is missing. were responsible for the care of the Lord 's tabernacle. 43 the community's half-was 337.000 cattle. rings.000 donkeys 48 Then the officers who were over the 35 and 32. earrings and necklaces-to make 39 atonement for ourselves before the Lord 30.000 people. thousands and commanders of hundreds-went to Moses 36 The half share of those who fought in 49 the battle was: 337. tabernacle. hundreds that Moses and Eleazar presented as a gift to the Lord weighed 42 The half belonging to the Israelites. as the Lord commanded him.500 sheep. as the Lord thousands and commanders of commanded Moses. of which the tribute for the Lord was 675. 32 The plunder remaining from the spoils 47 From the Israelites' half. and gave them to the Levites. which Moses set apart from that of the fighting men.000 cattle.000 selected one out of every fifty persons sheep. articles.500 donkeys. 41 Moses gave the tribute to Eleazar the 52 All the gold from the commanders of priest as the Lord 's part. bracelets.500 sheep.000 people. 44 responsible for the care of the Lord 's 36. Moses that the soldiers took was 675. of which the tribute . 16.000 cattle. 46 and 16. . who 33 72.

" standing in the place of your fathers and they said. who 11 'Because they have not followed me had very large herds and flocks. out of Egypt will see the land I promised on oath to Abraham. go ahead of the Israelites until we have brought them to their place. until the whole people of Israel-are suitable for generation of those who had done evil in livestock. Meeting as a memorial for the Israelites before the Lord . a brood of sinners. Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun. 5 If we have found favor in your eyes. 14 "And here you are. not one of the men that the lands of Jazer and Gilead were twenty years old or more who came up suitable for livestock. for they followed the Lord 3 "Ataroth." 15 If you turn away from following him. Nimrah. he 6 Moses said to the Gadites and will again leave all this people in the Reubenites. 10 The Lord 's anger was aroused that day and he swore this oath: 32The Reubenites and Gadites. from going over into the land the Lord "We would like to build pens here for our has given them? livestock and cities for our women and children." 16 7 Why do you discourage the Israelites Then they came up to him and said. Elealeh. The Lord 's anger burned against Israel and he made them wander in the 4 the land the Lord subdued before the desert forty years. they thousands and commanders of discouraged the Israelites from entering hundreds and brought it into the Tent of the land the Lord had given them. wholeheartedly. and said. Isaac and Jacob- 2 So they came to Moses and Eleazar 12 the priest and to the leaders of the not one except Caleb son of community. make us cross the Jordan. Meanwhile . "let this land be given to your making the Lord even more angry with servants as our possession. saw wholeheartedly. and your servants have his sight was gone. Do not Israel. Nebo and 13 Beon.54 9 Moses and Eleazar the priest accepted After they went up to the Valley of the gold from the commanders of Eshcol and viewed the land. livestock. 8 This is what your fathers did when I 17 sent them from Kadesh Barnea to look But we are ready to arm ourselves and over the land. Jazer.' Heshbon. and you will be the cause of their to war while you sit here? destruction. Sebam. Dibon. "Shall your countrymen go desert.

then when the land is subdued before you. lord commands. the Lord . you may return and be free 32 from your obligation to the Lord and to We will cross over before the Lord into Israel. 19 We will not receive any inheritance 29 with them on the other side of the He said to them. "If you will of Gilead as their possession." the Lord . every man armed fortified cities. will cross over to fight before inhabitants of the land. and you may Reubenites and the half-tribe of be sure that your sin will find you out. "Your servants will do what 22 then when the land is subdued before the Lord has said. "We your servants will do as our Aroer. But if they do not cross over with you armed. Jazer. And this land will be your Canaan armed. but whole land with its cities and the territory do what you have promised. Nun and to the family heads of the Israelite tribes. just as our lord says. come to us on the east side of the cross over the Jordan with you before Jordan. Ataroth. inherit will be on this side of the Jordan. 35 Atroth Shophan. 34 25 The Gadites and Reubenites said to The Gadites built up Dibon." 23 33 "But if you fail to do this." around them. give them the land 20 Then Moses said to them. the Lord ." 18 28 We will not return to our homes until Then Moses gave orders about them every Israelite has received his to Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of inheritance. do this-if you will arm yourselves before 30 the Lord for battle. Jogbehah. . they must accept their 21 and if all of you will go armed over the possession with you in Canaan. 27 our women and children will live in But your servants. 26 Our children and wives. but the property we possession before the Lord . you will be Then Moses gave to the Gadites." Jordan before the Lord until he has 31 driven his enemies out before him. our flocks and herds will remain here in the cities of Gilead. every man armed for battle. because our inheritance has Reubenites. "If the Gadites and Jordan. and pens for your flocks. The Gadites and Reubenites answered. for protection from the for battle. Manasseh son of Joseph the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites and the 24 Build cities for your women and kingdom of Og king of Bashan-the children. the sinning against the Lord . Moses.

4 who were burying all their firstborn.36 3 Beth Nimrah and Beth Haran as The Israelites set out from Rameses on fortified cities. when they had traveled for three days in the Desert of Etham. They left Marah and went to Elim. to the east of Baal Zephon. This is their journey by stages: 12 They left the Desert of Sin and camped at Dophkah. on the edge of the desert. They marched out boldly in full view of all the 37 And the Reubenites rebuilt Heshbon. Elealeh and Kiriathaim. Egyptians. and built pens for their the fifteenth day of the first month. 41 8 Jair. surrounding settlements and called it 9 Nobah after himself. and they camped 33Here are the stages in the journey there. rebuilt. captured it 6 and drove out the Amorites who were They left Succoth and camped at there. they camped at 42 And Nobah captured Kenath and its Marah. 5 The Israelites left Rameses and 39 The descendants of Makir son of camped at Succoth. and they settled there. Manasseh. and them Havvoth Jair. the flocks. day after the Passover. 40 7 So Moses gave Gilead to the They left Etham. 38 as well as Nebo and Baal Meon (these whom the Lord had struck down among names were changed) and Sibmah. Manasseh went to Gilead. a descendant of Manasseh. Sea. them. the descendants of Hahiroth. and camped near Migdol. the Desert of Sin. for the Lord had brought judgment They gave names to the cities they on their gods. Etham. where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees. 11 2 At the Lord 's command Moses They left the Red Sea and camped in recorded the stages in their journey. 13 They left Dophkah and camped at Alush. . They left Pi Hahiroth and passed captured their settlements and called through the sea into the desert. turned back to Pi Makirites. of the Israelites when they came out of 10 Egypt by divisions under the leadership They left Elim and camped by the Red of Moses and Aaron.

32 They left Bene Jaakan and camped at 18 They left Hazeroth and camped at Hor Haggidgad. 38 At the Lord 's command Aaron the 24 They left Mount Shepher and camped priest went up Mount Hor. Makheloth. who lived 27 They left Tahath and camped at Terah.14 28 They left Alush and camped at They left Terah and camped at Rephidim. in the Desert of Zin. Tahath. where he died at Haradah. 36 They left Ezion Geber and camped at 22 They left Rissah and camped at Kadesh. Rissah. . 39 Aaron was a hundred and twenty-three 26 They left Makheloth and camped at years old when he died on Mount Hor. Desert of Sinai. the people to drink. camped at Hazeroth. Rithmah. Kehelathah. where there was no water for Mithcah. Rimmon Perez. in the Negev of Canaan. on the border of Edom. heard that the Israelites were coming. camped at Kibroth Hattaavah. 29 They left Mithcah and camped at 15 They left Rephidim and camped in the Hashmonah. 31 They left Moseroth and camped at 17 They left Kibroth Hattaavah and Bene Jaakan. on the first day of the fifth month of the fortieth year after the Israelites came out 25 They left Haradah and camped at of Egypt. 34 They left Jotbathah and camped at 20 They left Rimmon Perez and camped Abronah. 40 The Canaanite king of Arad. at Libnah. 37 They left Kadesh and camped at 23 They left Kehelathah and camped at Mount Hor. Mount Shepher. 30 They left Hashmonah and camped at 16 They left the Desert of Sinai and Moseroth. 35 They left Abronah and camped at 21 They left Libnah and camped at Ezion Geber. 33 They left Hor Haggidgad and camped 19 They left Rithmah and camped at at Jotbathah.

47 They left Almon Diblathaim and 56 And then I will do to you what I plan to camped in the mountains of Abarim. to remain will become barbs in your 46 eyes and thorns in your sides. the land camped along the Jordan from Beth that will be allotted to you as an Jeshimoth to Abel Shittim. for I have given you the land to possess. where it will turn. Edom.' " near Nebo. Distribute the land by lot. . before you. Distribute it They left Oboth and camped at Iye according to your ancestral tribes. inheritance will have these boundaries: 3 50 On the plains of Moab by the Jordan " 'Your southern side will include some across from Jericho the Lord said to of the Desert of Zin along the border of Moses. 42 They left Zalmonah and camped at 54 Punon. in it. To a larger group give a 43 They left Punon and camped at Oboth. join the Wadi of Egypt and end at the Sea. Abarim. On the east. Jordan across from Jericho. They will They left Dibon Gad and camped at give you trouble in the land where you Almon Diblathaim. larger inheritance. Destroy all their carved images and their cast idols. continue on to Zin and go south of Kadesh 52 Barnea. 48 They left the mountains of Abarim and camped on the plains of Moab by the 34The Lord said to Moses. cross south of Scorpion Pass. and to a smaller group a smaller one. "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When you cross the Jordan into 4 Canaan. will live. on the border of Moab. and 5 demolish all their high places. do to them. your southern boundary will start from the end of the 51 Salt Sea. 2 "Command the Israelites and say to 49 There on the plains of Moab they them: 'When you enter Canaan. according to your clans. those you allow Gad. 55 45 " 'But if you do not drive out the They left Iyim and camped at Dibon inhabitants of the land.41 53 They left Mount Hor and camped at Take possession of the land and settle Zalmonah. Whatever falls to 44 them by lot will be theirs. Then it will go to Hazar Addar drive out all the inhabitants of the land and over to Azmon.

boundaries on every side. the leader from the tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph." These two and a half tribes have received their inheritance on the east 29 side of the Jordan of Jericho. 14 because the families of the tribe of 27 Ahihud son of Shelomi. the leader from be given to the nine and a half tribes. toward the These are the men the Lord sunrise. "Assign this land by lot as an inheritance. 11 22 The boundary will go down from Bukki son of Jogli. This will be your boundary on the Shemuel son of Ammihud. with its from the tribe of Ephraim son of Joseph. tribe of Simeon. 12 Then the boundary will go down along the Jordan and end at the Salt Sea. the leader from the Shepham to Riblah on the east side of tribe of Dan. the leader 15 from the tribe of Naphtali. run a line 18 from the Great Sea to Mount Hor And appoint one leader from each tribe to help assign the land. run a line Elidad son of Kislon. the leader 'This will be your land. 7 " 'For your northern boundary. Benjamin. from the north. 9 continue to Ziphron and end at Hazar 20 Enan. 19 Then the boundary will go to Zedad. These are their names: Caleb son of Jephunneh. the tribe of Gad and the half. the tribe of Issachar. 8 and from Mount Hor to Lebo Hamath. the leader 13 Moses commanded the Israelites: from the tribe of Zebulun. the tribe of Asher. Ain and continue along the slopes east of the Sea of Kinnereth. tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance. .6 17 " 'Your western boundary will be the "These are the names of the men who coast of the Great Sea. 23 Hanniel son of Ephod.' " 25 Elizaphan son of Parnach. from the tribe of from Hazar Enan to Shepham. 28 Pedahel son of Ammihud. 16 The Lord said to Moses. from the tribe of Judah. This will be your are to assign the land for you as an boundary on the west." commanded to assign the inheritance to the Israelites in the land of Canaan. " 24 Kemuel son of Shiphtan. inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun. The Lord has ordered that it 26 Paltiel son of Azzan. the leader from Reuben. 10 21 " 'For your eastern boundary.

he is a murderer. thousand feet on the east side. three 15 These six towns will be a place of thousand on the west and three refuge for Israelites. measure three and three in Canaan as cities of refuge. They will have this area as anyone who has killed another pastureland for the towns. to which a person iron object so that he dies. 9 Then the Lord said to Moses: 35On the plains of Moab by the 10 Jordan across from Jericho. 2 "Command the Israelites to give the 11 Levites towns to live in from the select some towns to be your cities of inheritance the Israelites will possess. trial before the assembly. and he hits given in proportion to the inheritance of someone so that he dies. towns. that could kill. so that the center. has few. towns. he is a who has killed someone may flee. to which a person who has killed And give them pasturelands around the someone accidentally may flee. murderer shall be put to death." . 17 Or if anyone has a stone in his hand 7 In all you must give the Levites forty. so that a person accused of pasturelands for their cattle. the Lord "Speak to the Israelites and say to said to Moses. but few from one that death. and he strikes someone eight towns. three thousand on the south side. them: 'When you cross the Jordan into Canaan. together with their so that he dies. accidentally can flee there. 8 The towns you give the Levites from the 18 Or if anyone has a wooden object in land the Israelites possess are to be his hand that could kill. flocks and murder may not die before he stands all their other livestock. give them forty-two other death. the pasturelands. 12 They will be places of refuge from the 3 Then they will have towns to live in and avenger. he is a each tribe: Take many towns from a tribe murderer. 14 Give three on this side of the Jordan 5 Outside the town. with the town in other people living among them. refuge. aliens and any thousand on the north. the murderer shall be put to addition. 13 4 "The pasturelands around the towns These six towns you give will be your that you give the Levites will extend out cities of refuge. 6 "Six of the towns you give the Levites 16 " 'If a man strikes someone with an will be cities of refuge. the murderer shall be put to that has many. In murderer. fifteen hundred feet from the town wall.

the Lord . and he dies. He must surely be put to death. 24 the assembly must judge between him 33 and the avenger of blood according to " 'Do not pollute the land where you these regulations. who were from the clans of 27 and the avenger of blood finds him the descendants of Joseph. 20 If anyone with malice aforethought 29 shoves another or throws something at " 'These are to be legal requirements him intentionally so that he dies for you throughout the generations to come. . be put to death on the testimony of only one witness. The avenger put to death as a murderer only on the of blood shall put the murderer to death testimony of witnesses. that person shall be put " 'Anyone who kills a person is to be to death. the avenger of blood spoke before Moses and the leaders. 23 or. for I. may kill the accused without being guilty the heads of the Israelite families. and atonement cannot be made for the land 25 The assembly must protect the one on which blood has been shed.' " 26 " 'But if the accused ever goes outside the limits of the city of refuge to which he has fled 36The family heads of the clan of Gilead son of Makir. and where I dwell. 22 " 'But if without hostility someone 31 suddenly shoves another or throws " 'Do not accept a ransom for the life of something at him unintentionally a murderer. drops a stone 32 on him that could kill him. 21 or if in hostility he hits him with his fist 30 so that he dies. the son of Manasseh. " 'Do not accept a ransom for anyone then since he was not his enemy and he who has fled to a city of refuge and so did not intend to harm him. among the Israelites. he shall put him to death. blood and send him back to the city of 34 refuge to which he fled. without seeing him. allow him to go back and live on his own land before the death of the high priest. came and outside the city. he is a murderer. only after the death of the high priest may he return to his own property. He must stay Do not defile the land where you live there until the death of the high priest. except accused of murder from the avenger of by the blood of the one who shed it.19 28 The avenger of blood shall put the The accused must stay in his city of murderer to death. when he meets him. wherever you live. who deserves to die. are. dwell who was anointed with the holy oil. of murder. Bloodshed pollutes the land. refuge until the death of the high priest. But no one is to when he meets him.

our brother Zelophehad to his daughters. and their property will be taken 11 Zelophehad's daughters-Mahlah. And so part 9 No inheritance may pass from tribe to of the inheritance allotted to us will be tribe. Joseph. "When the Lord commanded No inheritance in Israel is to pass from my lord to give the land as an tribe to tribe. and their inheritance remained in their father's clan and tribe. then their Israelite will possess the inheritance of inheritance will be taken from our his fathers. 6 This is what the Lord commands for Zelophehad's daughters: They may 13 These are the commands and marry anyone they please as long as regulations the Lord gave through they marry within the tribal clan of their Moses to the Israelites on the plains of father. 5 Then at the Lord 's command Moses gave this order to the Israelites: "What 12 They married within the clans of the the tribe of the descendants of Joseph is descendants of Manasseh son of saying is right. added to that of the tribe into which they marry. Hoglah. . so that every other Israelite tribes. ancestral inheritance and added to that of the tribe they marry into. the land it inherits. Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho. from the tribal inheritance of our Tirzah. for every Israelite shall inheritance to the Israelites by lot." 4 When the Year of Jubilee for the 10 So Zelophehad's daughters did as the Israelites comes. 8 Every daughter who inherits land in any Israelite tribe must marry someone in 3 Now suppose they marry men from her father's tribal clan." married their cousins on their father's side. for each Israelite tribe is to keep taken away.2 7 They said. Milcah and Noah- forefathers. their inheritance will be Lord commanded Moses. he keep the tribal land inherited from his ordered you to give the inheritance of forefathers.

of neighboring peoples in the Arabah.) The Lord your God has increased your numbers so that today you are as many 3 In the fortieth year. whether the . commanded him concerning them. in the Negev and along the coast. 9 At that time I said to you. Moses proclaimed 11 to the Israelites all that the Lord had May the Lord . the eleventh month. and at Edrei had defeated Og your burdens and your disputes all by king of Bashan. Hazeroth and Dizahab. 16 And I charged your judges at that time: as far as the great river. Deuteronomy 8 See. Moses began to expound this and I will set them over you." "You have stayed long enough at this mountain. understanding and 5 East of the Jordan in the territory of respected men from each of your tribes. Hear the disputes between your brothers and judge fairly. the Euphrates. wise and respected men. 15 So I took the leading men of your tribes. to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon. who reigned in myself? Ashtaroth. and to their descendants after them. go to all the you-as commanders of thousands. of fifties and of tens and as the mountains. in the Arabah-opposite fathers-to Abraham. to do is good. increase you a thousand times and bless you as he has promised! 4 This was after he had defeated Sihon 12 king of the Amorites. to Kadesh Barnea by the Mount Seir 10 road. "You are too 2 (It takes eleven days to go from Horeb heavy a burden for me to carry alone. "What you propose 6 The Lord our God said to us at Horeb. the God of your fathers. who reigned in But how can I bear your problems and Heshbon. in the western foothills. I have given you this land." Laban. 13 Choose some wise." law. and 7 Break camp and advance into the hill appointed them to have authority over country of the Amorites. saying: 14 You answered me. on the first day of as the stars in the sky. Go in 1These are the words Moses spoke to and take possession of the land that the Lord swore he would give to your all Israel in the desert east of the Jordan-that is. Moab. in hundreds. Isaac and Jacob- Suph. between Paran and Tophel. tribal officials.

you were to do. Do not be 26 afraid of any man. you to God. all the way you land for us and bring back a report went until you reached this place. with walls up to the sky. Go up and take possession of The Lord your God. are. We even saw the Anakites 20 Then I said to you. before your very eyes. who is going it as the Lord . which 29 the Lord our God is giving us. and I will hear it. Eshcol and explored it. the land. Lord your God." both small and great alike. Bring me any case too hard for rebelled against the command of the you. in fire by night and in a cloud by day. 'The dreadful desert that you have seen. There you saw how 22 Then all of you came to me and said." 31 and in the desert. as a "Let us send men ahead to spy out the father carries his son. the Lord your God has given you 30 the land. "It is a good land that the Lord 17 Do not show partiality in judging. as the Lord our God of the Amorites to destroy us. hear our God is giving us. They say. one man from 33 who went ahead of you on your each tribe. the cities are large. "The Lord hates us. . as he did told you. 21 See. for judgment belongs But you were unwilling to go up. journey. 25 case is between brother Israelites or Taking with them some of the fruit of between one of them and an alien. Then I said to you. you did not trust in the Lord your God. discouraged. 18 27 And at that time I told you everything You grumbled in your tents and said. to search out places for you to 24 They left and went up into the hill camp and to show you the way you country. "You have reached there. will fight for you. commanded us. Do not be afraid. the Lord your God carried you. and came to the Valley of should go. they brought it down to us and reported." about the route we are to take and the towns we will come to. do not be afraid of them. the God of your fathers. "Do not be terrified." 32 In spite of this. do not be for you in Egypt. we set out from Horeb 28 and went toward the hill country of the Where can we go? Our brothers have Amorites through all that vast and made us lose heart. before you. so I selected twelve of you.' " the hill country of the Amorites. so he brought us out of Egypt to deliver us into the hands 19 Then. and people are stronger and taller than we so we reached Kadesh Barnea. 23 The idea seemed good to me.

not even 42 enough to put your foot on. I have given But the Lord said to me. 2Then we turned back and set out toward the desert along the route to the Red Sea. descendants the land he set his feet on. and I will give him and his from Seir all the way to Hormah. toward the desert along the route to the Red Sea. see the good land I swore to give your 44 forefathers. Encourage him. I will give it to them and 2 Then the Lord said to me. your children who do around the hill country of Seir. Do not provoke them to war. You will be defeated by your 6 enemies.' " You are to pay them in silver for the food you eat and the water you drink.' " . "We have sinned your brothers the descendants of Esau. as the Lord had directed me. not yet know good from bad-they will enter the land. he was angry and solemnly swore: You rebelled against the Lord 's command and in your arrogance you 35 "Not a man of this evil generation shall marched up into the hill country. now turn north. We will go up and who live in Seir. for I will not give you any of their land. but you would not listen. "You shall And so you stayed in Kadesh many not enter it. against the Lord .34 43 When the Lord heard what you said. they will take possession of it. " 4 Give the people these orders: 'You are 41 about to pass through the territory of Then you replied. they chased you 36 except Caleb son of Jephunneh. days-all the time you spent there. 45 because he followed the Lord You came back and wept before the wholeheartedly. The Amorites who lived in those hills came out against you. will enter it. "Tell them." So every one of you put on his weapons. He like a swarm of bees and beat you down will see it. but he paid no attention to your weeping and turned a deaf ear to you. us. 39 And the little ones that you said would For a long time we made our way be taken captive. 37 Because of you the Lord became 46 angry with me also and said. either. as the Lord our God commanded you. Joshua son of Nun. because I will not be with you. 38 But your assistant. not go up and fight. 3 40 "You have made your way around this But as for you. 'Do Esau the hill country of Seir as his own. because he will lead Israel to inherit it. but be very careful. turn around and set out hill country long enough. They will be afraid of fight. thinking it easy to go up into 5 the hill country. So I told you." Lord .

He has we left Kadesh Barnea until we crossed watched over your journey through this the Zered Valley. men among the people had died. which from the camp. 9 Then the Lord said to me. as their possession. who used to live there. but 12 Horites used to live in Seir. I have given Ar to the Moab at Ar. They destroyed the Horites from before them and settled in their place." considered Rephaites." So we crossed the valley. who drove them out and 13 And the Lord said. for I will not give you any part of 18 "Today you are to pass by the region of their land. that entire vast desert. who live in Seir. and you from the camp. until he had completely eliminated them We turned from the Arabah road. . Zamzummites. 20 (That too was considered a land of the Rephaites.) The Lord destroyed them from before the Ammonites. These forty years the Lord generation of fighting men had perished your God has been with you. who lived in Seir. descendants of Lot as a possession. I have given it as a possession to the 11 Like the Anakites." 19 10 When you come to the Ammonites. and as tall for I will not give you possession of any as the Anakites. but the Moabites called them Emites.7 14 The Lord your God has blessed you in Thirty-eight years passed from the time all the work of your hands. when he destroyed the Horites from before them. and as tall as the Anakites. they too were descendants of Lot. comes up from Elath and Ezion Geber. 22 The Lord had done the same for the descendants of Esau. just as 21 They were a people strong and Israel did in the land the Lord gave them numerous. them. people strong and numerous. but the the Ammonites called them descendants of Esau drove them out. 8 15 So we went on past our brothers the The Lord 's hand was against them descendants of Esau. land belonging to the Ammonites. as the Lord had sworn to have not lacked anything. By then. cross the Zered Valley. do (The Emites used to live there-a not harass them or provoke them to war. harass the Moabites or provoke them to war. They drove them out and have lived in their place to this day. "Do not 17 the Lord said to me. "Now get up and settled in their place. and traveled along the desert road of 16 Now when the last of these fighting Moab.

See. together with his sons and his whole army. 37 But in accordance with the command of the Lord our God. and from the town in the gorge. off for ourselves. Ammonites. Sihon the Amorite. turn aside to the right or to the left." survivors. for I have handed him over to you with his whole army and his land. us and we struck him down. 27 "Let us pass through your country. 30 But Sihon king of Heshbon refused to let us pass through. as he has now done. who live encroach on any of the land of the in Seir. and Og king of his heart obstinate in order to give him Bashan with his whole army marched into your hands. for their price in silver. I have villages as far as Gaza. Now begin to conquer and them and settled in their place. We 36 From Aroer on the rim of the Arnon will stay on the main road. out to meet us in battle at Edrei. the Caphtorites begun to deliver Sihon and his country coming out from Caphtor destroyed over to you. They will hear reports of completely destroyed them-men. The Lord our God 28 Sell us food to eat and water to drink gave us all of them. who live in Ar. We left no because of you. For the Lord your God had made his spirit stubborn and 3Next we turned and went up along the road toward Bashan. 26 From the desert of Kedemoth I sent 35 But the livestock and the plunder from messengers to Sihon king of Heshbon the towns we had captured we carried offering peace and saying. . even as far as Gilead." the towns in the hills. 25 This very day I will begin to put the terror and fear of you on all the nations 34 At that time we took all his towns and under heaven. neither the land along the did for us-until we cross the Jordan into course of the Jabbok nor that around the land the Lord our God is giving us. you and will tremble and be in anguish women and children.) possess his land. "Do not be afraid of him. king of Heshbon. and the Moabites. Only let us pass through on foot. Begin to take possession of 33 the Lord our God delivered him over to it and engage him in battle. I have given into your hand to meet us in battle at Jahaz." 24 32 "Set out now and cross the Arnon When Sihon and all his army came out Gorge. not one town was too strong for us. "See.23 31 And as for the Avvites who lived in The Lord said to me. 2 The Lord said to me. and his country. we will not Gorge. you did not 29 as the descendants of Esau.

Og's kingdom in Bashan. But to the Reubenites and the Gadites I gave the territory extending from 8 So at that time we took from these two Gilead down to the Arnon Gorge (the kings of the Amorites the territory east of middle of the gorge being the border) the Jordan. as we border of the Geshurites and the had done with Sihon king of Heshbon. women and that to this day Bashan is called children. and all Bashan as far as 18 Salecah and Edrei. We took all the towns on the plateau. the Arnon Gorge. It is still in the Amorites. must (Only Og king of Bashan was left of the cross over ahead of your brother remnant of the Rephaites. But all your able- 11 bodied men. so destroying every city-men. leaving no Gadites the territory north of Aroer by survivors. and all Gilead. the kingdom of Og. together with its 4 At that time we took all his cities. was not one of the sixty cities that we 13 did not take from them-the whole region The rest of Gilead and also all of of Argob. I gave to the half tribe of Manasseh. armed for battle. the Amorites call it Senir. towns of Og's I commanded you at that time: "The kingdom in Bashan. from the Arnon Gorge as far and out to the Jabbok River. made of iron and was more than thirteen . There towns. Bashan. and there known as a land of the Rephaites. from Kinnereth to the Sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea ). Havvoth Jair. His bed was Israelites. including half the hill country of Gilead. I gave the Reubenites and the army.) 3 12 So the Lord our God also gave into our Of the land that we took over at that hands Og king of Bashan and all his time. from their cities we carried off for 16 ourselves. border of the Ammonites. were also a great many unwalled 14 villages. Jair. 17 9 (Hermon is called Sirion by the Its western border was the Jordan in Sidonians." Rabbah of the Ammonites. below the 10 slopes of Pisgah.Do to him what you did to Sihon king of feet long and six feet wide. ) 15 7 But all the livestock and the plunder And I gave Gilead to Makir. who reigned in Heshbon. it was named after him. which is the as Mount Hermon. Lord your God has given you this land to take possession of it. (The whole 5 All these cities were fortified with high region of Argob in Bashan used to be walls and with gates and bars. a descendant of Manasseh. We struck them down. Maacathites.) the Arabah. took the whole region of Argob as far as the 6 We completely destroyed them.

6 27 Observe them carefully. and they too cause them to inherit the land that you have taken over the land that the Lord will see. your children since you are not going to cross this and your livestock (I know you have Jordan." 5 See. The Lord will do the them so that you may live and may go in same to all the kingdoms over there and take possession of the land that the where you are going. 28 But commission Joshua. the decrees and that the Lord your God has done to laws I am about to teach you. 22 Do not be afraid of them. O Israel. for he 20 until the Lord gives rest to your will lead this people across and will brothers as he has to you. you have begun to 3 You saw with your own eyes what the show to your servant your greatness Lord did at Baal Peor. each of you may go 29 So we stayed in the valley near Beth back to the possession I have given Peor. After that. so that you may follow them in the with me and would not listen to me. 24 "O Sovereign Lord . the God of your fathers. "Surely this . The Lord your and your strong hand.19 However. I have taught you decrees and 26 laws as the Lord my God commanded But because of you the Lord was angry me. these decrees and say. your wives. who will hear about all Look at the land with your own eyes. but keep the 23 commands of the Lord your God that I At that time I pleaded with the Lord : give you. land you are entering to take possession "That is enough." the Lord said. much livestock) may stay in the towns I have given you. for this will Go up to the top of Pisgah and look show your wisdom and understanding to west and north and south and east. Follow these two kings." your God is giving them. is giving you. For what god is God destroyed from among you there in heaven or on earth who can do everyone who followed the Baal of Peor. the nations. across the Jordan. "Do not of it. the deeds and mighty works you do? 4 25 but all of you who held fast to the Lord Let me go over and see the good land your God are still alive today. you. and encourage and strengthen him." Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it." 21 At that time I commanded Joshua: "You have seen with your own eyes all 4Hear now. beyond the Jordan-that fine hill country and Lebanon. the Lord your 2 God himself will fight for you. Lord . speak to me anymore about this matter.

" worshiping things the Lord your God has apportioned to all the nations under 11 You came near and stood at the foot of heaven. the Lord your God at Horeb. the moon and the stars-all learn to revere me as long as they live in the heavenly array-do not be enticed the land and may teach them to their into bowing down to them and children. their gods near them the way the Lord 15 our God is near us whenever we pray to You saw no form of any kind the day him? the Lord spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire. that flies in the air. and watch yourselves or a woman. whether formed like a man 9 Only be careful. closely so that you do not forget the 17 things your eyes have seen or let them or like any animal on earth or any bird slip from your heart as long as you live. You heard the sound of words but saw no form. "Assemble the people before 19 And when you look up to the sky and me to hear my words so that they may see the sun. Therefore watch yourselves 8 And what other nation is so great as to very carefully. to be the people 12 Then the Lord spoke to you out of the of his inheritance. 14 great nation is a wise and understanding And the Lord directed me at that time people. the would not cross the Jordan and enter Ten Commandments. which he the good land the Lord your God is commanded you to follow and then giving you as your inheritance. . with black clouds and 20 But as for you. wrote them on two stone tablets. the mountain while it blazed with fire to the very heavens. brought you out of the iron-smelting furnace. when he said to me. as you now are. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. 21 The Lord was angry with me because of you. fire. and he solemnly swore that I 13 He declared to you his covenant. there was only a voice. an image of any shape. 18 or like any creature that moves along the ground or any fish in the waters 10 Remember the day you stood before below. the Lord took you and deep darkness." to teach you the decrees and laws you are to follow in the land that you are 7 What other nation is so great as to have crossing the Jordan to possess. out of Egypt. have such righteous decrees and laws 16 as this body of laws I am setting before so that you do not become corrupt and you today? make for yourselves an idol.

or by great and awesome deeds. you will find him if you look for heard his words from out of the fire. which he confirmed to them in the form of anything the Lord your by oath. a jealous God. he 30 When you are in distress and all these brought you out of Egypt by his things have happened to you. which cannot 36 see or hear or eat or smell. and you your God. by war. him with all your heart and with all your 37 soul. as you have. or has anything like it ever a long time-if you then become corrupt been heard of? and make any kind of idol. then in Presence and his great strength. . he will not abandon or destroy you the Lord your God that he made with or forget the covenant with your you. and lived? 26 I call heaven and earth as witnesses 34 against you this day that you will quickly Has any god ever tried to take for perish from the land that you are himself one nation out of another nation. Because he loved your forefathers and chose their descendants after them. by miraculous signs and not live there long but will certainly be wonders. do not make for yourselves an idol forefathers. like all the things the 27 The Lord will scatter you among the Lord your God did for you in Egypt peoples. doing evil in 33 the eyes of the Lord your God and Has any other people heard the voice provoking him to anger. From heaven he made you hear his voice to discipline you. from the day God fire. but you are about to cross over your God and obey him. and take possession of that good land. ask from one end of the heavens to the other. by a mighty hand and destroyed. long 24 For the Lord your God is a consuming before your time. crossing the Jordan to possess. You will by testings. of God speaking out of fire. an outstretched arm. 28 There you will worship man-made besides him there is no other. and only a few of you will before your very eyes? survive among the nations to which the 35 Lord will drive you.22 I will die in this land. On earth he 29 But if from there you seek the Lord showed you his great fire. Has 25 After you have had children and anything so great as this ever grandchildren and have lived in the land happened. I will not cross the later days you will return to the Lord Jordan. gods of wood and stone. created man on the earth. You were shown these things so that you might know that the Lord is God. 31 For the Lord your God is a merciful 23 Be careful not to forget the covenant of God. 32 Ask now about the former days. God has forbidden.

out of the land of east of the Jordan. to which anyone who had killed a person could flee if he had 2 unintentionally killed his neighbor The Lord our God made a covenant without malice aforethought. Hear. with all 43 The cities were these: Bezer in the of us who are alive here today. the land the Lord your God gives you for all time. flee into one of these cities and save his 3 life. king of the Amorites. into their land to give it to you for your inheritance. so that it 49 and included all the Arabah east of the may go well with you and your children Jordan. after you and that you may live long in below the slopes of Pisgah. 41 Then Moses set aside three cities east 5Moses summoned all Israel and said: of the Jordan. the two 39 Acknowledge and take to heart this Amorite kings east of the Jordan. because you were afraid of 45 These are the stipulations. 40 Keep his decrees and commands. rim of the Arnon Gorge to Mount Siyon (that is. the decrees and laws I declare in your hearing today. who brought 46 and were in the valley near Beth Peor you out of Egypt.38 to drive out before you nations greater and the Israelites as they came out of and stronger than you and to bring you Egypt. Learn 42 them and be sure to follow them. There is 48 This land extended from Aroer on the no other. as far as the Sea of the Arabah. which I am giving you today. It was not with our fathers that the Lord made this covenant. Hermon).) and laws Moses gave them when they And he said: came out of Egypt 6 "I am the Lord your God. who reigned in Heshbon and was defeated by Moses . and The Lord spoke to you face to face out Golan in Bashan. for the Reubenites. as it is today. 5 44 This is the law Moses set before the (At that time I stood between the Lord Israelites. and you to declare to you the word of the Lord . 4 Ramoth in Gilead. day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below. 47 They took possession of his land and the land of Og king of Bashan. O Israel. of the fire on the mountain. He could with us at Horeb. decrees the fire and did not go up the mountain. for the Gadites. in the land of Sihon slavery. desert plateau. for the Manassites. but with us.

and brought you out of there with a mighty we have heard his voice from the fire. wife.7 "You shall have no other gods before hand and an outstretched arm. maidservant. your donkey or any of your animals. his ox or it holy. as below. so that your darkness. the Lord your God. your tribes and your elders came to me. nor your son or more. Lord proclaimed in a loud voice to your whole assembly there on the mountain 14 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the from out of the fire. 18 "You shall not commit adultery. nor your ox. as the Lord your God has donkey. ablaze with fire. "The Lord our God has Egypt and that the Lord your God shown us his glory and his majesty. 15 Remember that you were slaves in 24 And you said." 13 Six days you shall labor and do all your 22 These are the commandments the work. generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. nor the alien 23 When you heard the voice out of the within your gates. am a jealous God. the cloud and the Lord your God. me. On it you shall not do deep darkness. your God is giving you. Then he wrote them on two stone daughter. neighbor. Therefore the Lord your God has commanded you to observe the 8 "You shall not make for yourself an idol Sabbath day. the Lord your God has commanded you. in the form of anything in heaven above 16 or on the earth beneath or in the waters "Honor your father and your mother. . while the mountain was manservant and maidservant may rest. neither you. nor your manservant or tablets and gave them to me. or anything that belongs to your commanded you. 20 "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. all the leading men of as you do. third and fourth generation of those who hate me. for the Lord will not hold 21 "You shall not covet your neighbor's anyone guiltless who misuses his name. his 12 "Observe the Sabbath day by keeping manservant or maidservant. so that you may live long and that it may 9 You shall not bow down to them or go well with you in the land the Lord worship them. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor's house or land. for I. 11 "You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. and he added nothing any work. 10 but showing love to a thousand 19 "You shall not steal. punishing the 17 children for the sin of the fathers to the "You shall not murder.

promised me and the Lord said to me. 31 But you stay here with me so that I may give you all the commands. "I have you. when possess. 4 Hear. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your 33 Walk in all the way that the Lord your houses and on your gates. 7 Impress them on your children. your children and their children after them may fear the Lord 26 For what mortal man has ever heard your God as long as you live by keeping the voice of the living God speaking out all his decrees and commands that I of fire. Talk decrees and laws you are to teach them about them when you sit at home and to follow in the land I am giving them to when you walk along the road. and we will you are crossing the Jordan to possess. 2 so that you. heard what this people said to you. Everything they said was good.Today we have seen that a man can live even if God speaks with him. We will listen so that it may go well with you and that and obey. aside to the right or to the left. and survived? give you. why should we die? This to teach you to observe in the land that great fire will consume us. die if we hear the voice of the Lord our God any longer. 30 "Go. Then tell us whatever the 3 Hear. tell them to return to their tents. do not turn and bind them on your foreheads. and be careful to obey Lord our God tells you." you lie down and when you get up. O Israel. and so that you may enjoy long life. 32 So be careful to do what the Lord your 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands God has commanded you. O Israel: The Lord our God. God has commanded you. as we have. so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. the God of your fathers. just as the 28 The Lord heard you when you spoke to Lord . 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 27 Go near and listen to all that the Lord our God says. 29 Oh. so that it might go well with heart and with all your soul and with all them and their children forever! your strength. decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me 25 But now." you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey. the Lord is one. 6These are the commands. . that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands 5 Love the Lord your God with all your always.

. and he will destroy law before the Lord our God. flourishing cities you commanded you?" did not build. 15 for the Lord your God. as he has you from the face of the land. Perizzites. but the Lord brought us out of things you did not provide. 24 The Lord commanded us to obey all 14 Do not follow other gods. Isaac and Jacob. when your son asks you. so that it may go well with you and larger and stronger than you- you may go in and take over the good land that the Lord promised on oath to 2 and when the Lord your God has your forefathers. as the Lord said. to "What is the meaning of the stipulations.10 20 When the Lord your God brings you In the future. Amorites. God. out of the land of slavery." 16 Do not test the Lord your God as you did at Massah. only and take your oaths in his name. them. Abraham. is a jealous God and his anger will And if we are careful to obey all this burn against you. and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant-then when you eat and 22 Before our eyes the Lord sent are satisfied. who brought you out of Egypt. miraculous signs and wonders-great and terrible-upon Egypt and Pharaoh 12 be careful that you do not forget the and his whole household. serve him promised on oath to our forefathers. not dig. Girgashites. wells you did Egypt with a mighty hand. and show them no mercy. as is the case today. 21 tell him: "We were slaves of Pharaoh in 11 houses filled with all kinds of good Egypt. 23 But he brought us out from there to bring us in and give us the land that he 13 Fear the Lord your God. 17 7When the Lord your God brings you Be sure to keep the commands of the into the land you are entering to Lord your God and the stipulations and possess and drives out before you many decrees he has given you. seven nations sight. that will be our righteousness. into the land he swore to your fathers. Make no treaty with you. delivered them over to you and you have defeated them. decrees and laws the Lord our God has a land with large. who is among 25 you. so that we might always prosper and be kept alive. then you must 19 thrusting out all your enemies before destroy them totally. to give you. Lord . commanded us. nations-the Hittites. the gods of these decrees and to fear the Lord our the peoples around you. 18 Do what is right and good in the Lord 's Hivites and Jebusites. Canaanites.

the crops of your land-your grain. today. How keep his commands. keeping 17 his covenant of love to a thousand You may say to yourselves. 4 12 for they will turn your sons away from If you pay attention to these laws and following me to serve other gods. . as he swore to your forefathers. for that will be a snare to 9 Know therefore that the Lord your God you. from the power of Lord your God gives over to you. 5 This is what you are to do to them: 13 Break down their altars. and are careful to follow them. "These generations of those who love him and nations are stronger than we are. he is the faithful God. but and kept the oath he swore to your he will inflict them on all who hate you. is God. none of your men or 7 The Lord did not set his affection on women will be childless. more numerous than other peoples. He will not inflict on you the 8 But it was because the Lord loved you horrible diseases you knew in Egypt. face of the earth to be his people. with you. hate him. He will bless the poles and burn their idols in the fire. for 15 you were the fewest of all peoples.3 11 Do not intermarry with them. Do not Pharaoh king of Egypt. cut down their Asherah increase your numbers. then the Lord the Lord 's anger will burn against you your God will keep his covenant of love and will quickly destroy you. You will be blessed more than any other people. his 14 treasured possession. forefathers that he brought you out with 16 a mighty hand and redeemed you from You must destroy all the peoples the the land of slavery. decrees and laws I give you their daughters for your sons. he will not remember well what the Lord your God be slow to repay to their face those who did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt. new wine and oil-the 6 For you are a people holy to the Lord calves of your herds and the lambs of your God. can we drive them out?" 10 18 But those who hate him he will repay But do not be afraid of them. to their face by destruction. look on them with pity and do not serve their gods. take care to follow the give your daughters to their sons or take commands. smash their He will love you and bless you and sacred stones. The Lord will keep you free from every disease. Do not Therefore. The Lord your God has your flocks in the land that he swore to chosen you out of all the peoples on the your forefathers to give you. nor any of your you and choose you because you were livestock without young. fruit of your womb.

not be allowed to eliminate them all at once. little by little. 24 He will give their kings into your hand. and then feeding you with manna. so the Lord your 25 The images of their gods you are to God disciplines you. for it is detestable to the Lord your revering him. stand up against you. Do not covet the silver and gold on them. 5 Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son. the Lord your God will send 8Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today. on oath to your forefathers. throwing them into great bread alone but on every word that confusion until they are destroyed. burn in the fire. or you will be ensnared by your God. walking in his ways and it. to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart. years. No one will be able to years. the miraculous signs and your house or you. The Lord destruction. causing you to hunger around you. 4 Your clothes did not wear out and your and you will wipe out their names from feet did not swell during these forty under heaven. your God will do the same to all the peoples you now fear. and do not take it for 6 Observe the commands of the Lord yourselves. . which neither you nor your fathers had known.19 26 You saw with your own eyes the great Do not bring a detestable thing into trials. God. the mighty hand and apart for destruction. is a you all the way in the desert these forty great and awesome God. like it. for it is set apart for your God brought you out. you will destroy them. 22 The Lord your God will drive out those whether or not you would keep his nations before you. with which the Lord detest it. will be set wonders. 21 Do not be terrified by them. so that you may the hornet among them until even the live and increase and may enter and survivors who hide from you have possess the land that the Lord promised perished. who is among you. comes from the mouth of the Lord . 23 But the Lord your God will deliver them to teach you that man does not live on over to you. with springs flowing in the valleys and hills. 20 Moreover. Utterly abhor and outstretched arm. You will commands. for the 2 Remember how the Lord your God led Lord your God. 7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land-a land with streams and pools of water. or the wild animals will multiply 3 He humbled you.

as the Lord 16 He gave you manna to eat in the has promised you. before you. who Anakites! You know about them and brought you out of Egypt. against the Anakites?" 15 He led you through the vast and 3 But be assured today that the Lord your dreadful desert. You are now about to cross the Jordan to go in and 13 and when your herds and flocks grow dispossess nations greater and stronger large and your silver and gold increase than you. pomegranates. And you will drive them out and annihilate them quickly. He will snakes and scorpions. 10 When you have eaten and are 19 satisfied. when you build fine houses and settle down. with large cities that have and all you have is multiplied. He brought you destroy them. failing to observe his 20 commands. 12 Otherwise. 9Hear. desert. so you will be destroyed for not obeying the Lord your God. something your fathers had never known. I testify against you 11 Be careful that you do not forget the today that you will surely be destroyed. he will subdue them water out of hard rock. with its venomous of you like a devouring fire. when you eat and are satisfied. "My power fig trees. out of the land have heard it said: "Who can stand up of slavery. which he swore to your forefathers. his laws and his decrees Like the nations the Lord destroyed that I am giving you this day. and so confirms his copper out of the hills. olive oil and and the strength of my hands have honey. O Israel. that thirsty and God is the one who goes across ahead waterless land.8 17 a land with wheat and barley. for it and you will lack nothing. praise the Lord your God for If you ever forget the Lord your God the good land he has given you. a land where is he who gives you the ability to the rocks are iron and you can dig produce wealth. Lord your God. walls up to the sky. "The Lord has brought me here to take possession of this land because . as it is today. do not say to you. yourself. produced this wealth for me. to humble and to test you 4 After the Lord your God has driven so that in the end it might go well with them out before you. vines and You may say to yourself. covenant. 14 then your heart will become proud and 2 The people are strong and tall- you will forget the Lord your God. before you. and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them." 9 18 a land where bread will not be scarce But remember the Lord your God.

8 At Horeb you aroused the Lord 's wrath so that he was angry enough to destroy 16 When I looked. it is on At the end of the forty days and forty account of the wickedness of these nights. but on become corrupt. From the day you 15 So I turned and went down from the left Egypt until you arrived here. the Lord your God will drive and have made a cast idol for them out before you. doing what was evil in the . them out of my hands. I ate no bread and 17 So I took the two tablets and threw drank no water. I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights. And I will make you into a nation stronger and more numerous 7 Remember this and never forget how than they. the tablets aside quickly from the way that the Lord of the covenant that the Lord had made had commanded you." he swore to your fathers. because of all the sin you had committed. of the fire. 12 Then the Lord told me. the tablets of the covenant. with you. On them 18 Then once again I fell prostrate before were all the commandments the Lord the Lord for forty days and forty nights. you mountain while it was ablaze with fire. to Abraham. I saw that you had you. you had made for yourselves an idol cast in 9 When I went up on the mountain to the shape of a calf. "Go down from 5 It is not because of your righteousness here at once. to accomplish what themselves. breaking them to pieces before your eyes. "I have seen this people. And the two tablets of the covenant were in my hands. have been rebellious against the Lord . them out before you. and they are a stiff-necked 6 Understand. so that I may destroy possess. They have turned away account of the wickedness of these quickly from what I commanded them nations. sinned against the Lord your God. on the day of the assembly. 13 And the Lord said to me. heaven. for you are a stiff-necke