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THE

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THE NAMES AND ORDER OF THE BOOKS OF THE HOLY
BIBLE WITH THE NUMBER OF THEIR CHAPTERS

THE BOOKS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

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Genesis ....................... 1 ........... 50 Ecclesiastes ............... 796 .............. 8
Exodus....................... 69 ........... 40 Song of Songs .......... 806 ........... 12
Leviticus .................. 127 ............ 27 Isaiah ....................... 811 ........... 66
Numbers .................. 169 ............ 36 Jeremiah ................... 976 ........... 52
Deuteronomy ............ 229 ............ 34 Lamentations ............ 950 .............. 5
Joshua .................... 278 ............ 24 Ezekiel ..................... 957 ........... 48
Judges ..................... 312 ............ 21 Daniel.................... 1025 ........... 12
Ruth ........................ 345 ............... 4 Hosea .................... 1046 ........... 14
1 Samuel .................. 350 ............ 31 Joel ....................... 1056 .............. 3
2 Samuel .................. 394 ............ 24 Amos ..................... 1060 .............. 9
1 Kings .................... 430 ............ 22 Obadiah ................. 1068 ............... 1
2 Kings .................... 473 ............ 25 Jonah ..................... 1070 ............... 4
1 Chronicles ............. 513 ............ 29 Micah .................... 1073 ............... 7
2 Chronicles ............. 552 ............ 36 Nahum ................... 1079 .............. 3
Ezra ........................ 599 ............ 10 Habakkuk ............... 1082 ............... 3
Nehemiah ................ 613 ............ 13 Zephaniah .............. 1085 ............... 3
Esther ...................... 633 ............ 10 Haggai ................... 1088 ............... 2
Job .......................... 644 ............ 42 Zechariah ............... 1091 ............ 14
Psalms ..................... 679 ............ 150 Malachi .................. 1103 ............... 4
Proverbs................... 766 ............ 31

THE BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

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Matthew ................ 1108 ........... 28 Page.........Chapters
Mark ..................... 1152 ........... 16 1 Timothy .............. 1383 .............. 6
Luke ...................... 1180 ........... 24 2 Timothy .............. 1388 ............. 4
John ...................... 1227 ........... 21 Titus ..................... 1392 ............. 3
Acts....................... 1262 ........... 28 Philemon ................ 1394 ............. 1
Romans .................. 1307 ........... 16 Hebrews ................. 1395 .......... 13
1 Corinthians ........ 1325 ........... 16 James ...................... 1408 ............. 5
2 Corinthians ........ 1343 ........... 13 1 Peter ................... 1413 .............. 5
Galatians .............. 1355 .............. 6 2 Peter ................... 1418 ............. 3
Ephesians ............... 1361 .............. 6 1 John.................... 1421 .............. 5
Philippians ............. 1367 .............. 4 2 John.................... 1426 ............. 1
Colossians .............. 1372 .............. 4 3 John.................... 1427 ............. 1
1 Thessalonians ....... 1376 .............. 5 Jude....................... 1428 ............. 1
2 Thessalonians ....... 1380 .............. 3 Revelation .............. 1430 .......... 22
THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED

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

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

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Havilah, where there is gold; out of Man.


12 And the gold of that land is good: 24 Therefore shall a man leave his fa-
there is bdellium and the onyx stone. ther and his mother, and shall cleave
13 And the name of the second river is unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the 25 And they were both naked, the man
whole land of Ethiopia. and his wife, and were not ashamed.
14 And the name of the third river is
Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward CHAPTER 3
the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is 1 Now the serpent was more subtil than
Euphrates. any beast of the field which the LORD
15 And the LORD God took the man, God had made. And he said unto the
and put him into the garden of Eden to woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not
dress it and to keep it. eat of every tree of the garden?
16 And the LORD God commanded 2 And the woman said unto the ser-
the man, saying, Of every tree of the gar- pent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees
den thou mayest freely eat: of the garden:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in
good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for the midst of the garden, God hath said,
in the day that thou eatest thereof thou Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye
shalt surely die. touch it, lest ye die.
18 ¶ And the LORD God said, It is not 4 And the serpent said unto the
good that the man should be alone; I will woman, Ye shall not surely die:
make him an help meet for him. 5 For God doth know that in the day ye
19 And out of the ground the LORD eat thereof, then your eyes shall be
God formed every beast of the field, and opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing
every fowl of the air; and brought them good and evil.
unto Adam to see what he would call 6 And when the woman saw that the
them: and whatsoever Adam called every tree was good for food, and that it was
living creature, that was the name pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be de-
thereof. sired to make one wise, she took of the
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also
and to the fowl of the air, and to every unto her husband with her; and he did
beast of the field; but for Adam there was eat.
not found an help meet for him. 7 And the eyes of them both were
21 And the LORD God caused a deep opened, and they knew that they were
sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: naked; and they sewed fig leaves together,
and he took one of his ribs, and closed and made themselves aprons.
up the flesh instead thereof; 8 And they heard the voice of the
22 And the rib, which the LORD God LORD God walking in the garden in the
had taken from man, made he a woman, cool of the day: and Adam and his wife
and brought her unto the man. hid themselves from the presence of the
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of LORD God amongst the trees of the gar-
my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall den.
be called Woman, because she was taken 9 And the LORD God called unto

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Adam, and said unto him, Where art dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou
thou? return.
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the 20 And Adam called his wife's name
garden, and I was afraid, because I was Eve; because she was the mother of all
naked; and I hid myself. living.
11 And he said, Who told thee that 21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did
thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the the LORD God make coats of skins, and
tree, whereof I commanded thee that clothed them.
thou shouldest not eat? 22 ¶ And the LORD God said, Behold,
12 And the man said, The woman the man is become as one of us, to know
whom thou gavest to be with me, she good and evil: and now, lest he put forth
gave me of the tree, and I did eat. his hand, and take also of the tree of life,
13 And the LORD God said unto the and eat, and live for ever:
woman, What is this that thou hast 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him
done? And the woman said, The serpent forth from the garden of Eden, to till the
beguiled me, and I did eat. ground from whence he was taken.
14 And the LORD God said unto the 24 So he drove out the man; and he
serpent, Because thou hast done this, placed at the east of the garden of Eden
thou art cursed above all cattle, and Cherubims, and a flaming sword which
above every beast of the field; upon thy turned every way, to keep the way of the
belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou tree of life.
eat all the days of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee CHAPTER 4
and the woman, and between thy seed 1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and
and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I
thou shalt bruise his heel. have gotten a man from the LORD.
16 Unto the woman he said, I will 2 And she again bare his brother Abel.
greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy con- And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain
ception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth was a tiller of the ground.
children; and thy desire shall be to thy 3 And in process of time it came to
husband, and he shall rule over thee. pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the
17 And unto Adam he said, Because ground an offering unto the LORD.
thou hast hearkened unto the voice of 4 And Abel, he also brought of the first-
thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of lings of his flock and of the fat thereof.
which I commanded thee, saying, Thou And the LORD had respect unto Abel
shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground and to his offering:
for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it 5 But unto Cain and to his offering he
all the days of thy life; had not respect. And Cain was very
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it wroth, and his countenance fell.
bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the 6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why
herb of the field; art thou wroth? and why is thy counte-
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou nance fallen?
eat bread, till thou return unto the 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be
ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin

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lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be 19 ¶ And Lamech took unto him two
his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. wives: the name of the one was Adah,
8 And Cain talked with Abel his and the name of the other Zillah.
brother: and it came to pass, when they 20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the fa-
were in the field, that Cain rose up ther of such as dwell in tents, and of such
against Abel his brother, and slew him. as have cattle.
9 ¶ And the LORD said unto Cain, 21 And his brother's name was Jubal:
Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I he was the father of all such as handle the
know not: Am I my brother's keeper? harp and organ.
10 And he said, What hast thou done? 22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain,
the voice of thy brother's blood crieth an instructer of every artificer in brass
unto me from the ground. and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was
11 And now art thou cursed from the Naamah.
earth, which hath opened her mouth to 23 And Lamech said unto his wives,
receive thy brother's blood from thy Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives
hand; of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for
12 When thou tillest the ground, it I have slain a man to my wounding, and
shall not henceforth yield unto thee her a young man to my hurt.
strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt 24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold,
thou be in the earth. truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My 25 ¶ And Adam knew his wife again;
punishment is greater than I can bear. and she bare a son, and called his name
14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed
day from the face of the earth; and from me another seed instead of Abel, whom
thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a Cain slew.
fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and 26 And to Seth, to him also there was
it shall come to pass, that every one that born a son; and he called his name Enos:
findeth me shall slay me. then began men to call upon the name of
15 And the LORD said unto him, the LORD.
Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain,
vengeance shall be taken on him seven- CHAPTER 5
fold. And the LORD set a mark upon 1 This is the book of the generations of
Cain, lest any finding him should kill Adam. In the day that God created man,
him. in the likeness of God made he him;
16 ¶ And Cain went out from the pres- 2 Male and female created he them;
ence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land and blessed them, and called their name
of Nod, on the east of Eden. Adam, in the day when they were cre-
17 And Cain knew his wife; and she ated.
conceived, and bare Enoch: and he 3 ¶ And Adam lived an hundred and
builded a city, and called the name of the thirty years, and begat a son in his own
city, after the name of his son, Enoch. likeness, after his image; and called his
18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and name Seth:
Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat 4 And the days of Adam after he had
Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech. begotten Seth were eight hundred years:

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and he begat sons and daughters: he begat Methuselah three hundred


5 And all the days that Adam lived were years, and begat sons and daughters:
nine hundred and thirty years: and he 23 And all the days of Enoch were three
died. hundred sixty and five years:
6 And Seth lived an hundred and five 24 And Enoch walked with God: and
years, and begat Enos: he was not; for God took him.
7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos 25 And Methuselah lived an hundred
eight hundred and seven years, and begat eighty and seven years, and begat
sons and daughters: Lamech:
8 And all the days of Seth were nine 26 And Methuselah lived after he begat
hundred and twelve years: and he died. Lamech seven hundred eighty and two
9 ¶ And Enos lived ninety years, and years, and begat sons and daughters:
begat Cainan: 27 And all the days of Methuselah were
10 And Enos lived after he begat nine hundred sixty and nine years: and
Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, he died.
and begat sons and daughters: 28 ¶ And Lamech lived an hundred
11 And all the days of Enos were nine eighty and two years, and begat a son:
hundred and five years: and he died. 29 And he called his name Noah, say-
12 ¶ And Cainan lived seventy years, ing, This same shall comfort us concern-
and begat Mahalaleel: ing our work and toil of our hands, be-
13 And Cainan lived after he begat cause of the ground which the LORD
Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, hath cursed.
and begat sons and daughters: 30 And Lamech lived after he begat
14 And all the days of Cainan were Noah five hundred ninety and five years,
nine hundred and ten years: and he died. and begat sons and daughters:
15 ¶ And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five 31 And all the days of Lamech were
years, and begat Jared: seven hundred seventy and seven years:
16 And Mahalaleel lived after he begat and he died.
Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and 32 And Noah was five hundred years
begat sons and daughters: old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and
17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were Japheth.
eight hundred ninety and five years: and
he died. CHAPTER 6
18 ¶ And Jared lived an hundred sixty 1 And it came to pass, when men began
and two years, and he begat Enoch: to multiply on the face of the earth, and
19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch daughters were born unto them,
eight hundred years, and begat sons and 2 That the sons of God saw the daugh-
daughters: ters of men that they were fair; and they
20 And all the days of Jared were nine took them wives of all which they chose.
hundred sixty and two years: and he 3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall
died. not always strive with man, for that he
21 ¶ And Enoch lived sixty and five also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hun-
years, and begat Methuselah: dred and twenty years.
22 And Enoch walked with God after 4 There were giants in the earth in

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those days; and also after that, when the thirty cubits.
sons of God came in unto the daughters 16 A window shalt thou make to the
of men, and they bare children to them, ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it
the same became mighty men which were above; and the door of the ark shalt thou
of old, men of renown. set in the side thereof; with lower, sec-
5 ¶ And GOD saw that the wickedness ond, and third stories shalt thou make it.
of man was great in the earth, and that 17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a
every imagination of the thoughts of his flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy
heart was only evil continually. all flesh, wherein is the breath of life,
6 And it repented the LORD that he from under heaven; and every thing that
had made man on the earth, and it is in the earth shall die.
grieved him at his heart. 18 But with thee will I establish my
7 And the LORD said, I will destroy covenant; and thou shalt come into the
man whom I have created from the face ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife,
of the earth; both man, and beast, and and thy sons' wives with thee.
the creeping thing, and the fowls of the 19 And of every living thing of all flesh,
air; for it repenteth me that I have made two of every sort shalt thou bring into the
them. ark, to keep them alive with thee; they
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of shall be male and female.
the LORD. 20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cat-
9 ¶ These are the generations of Noah: tle after their kind, of every creeping
Noah was a just man and perfect in his thing of the earth after his kind, two of
generations, and Noah walked with God. every sort shall come unto thee, to keep
10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, them alive.
Ham, and Japheth. 21 And take thou unto thee of all food
11 The earth also was corrupt before that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to
God, and the earth was filled with vio- thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and
lence. for them.
12 And God looked upon the earth, 22 Thus did Noah; according to all that
and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh God commanded him, so did he.
had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end CHAPTER 7
of all flesh is come before me; for the 1 And the LORD said unto Noah,
earth is filled with violence through Come thou and all thy house into the
them; and, behold, I will destroy them ark; for thee have I seen righteous before
with the earth. me in this generation.
14 ¶ Make thee an ark of gopher wood; 2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to
rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and thee by sevens, the male and his female:
shalt pitch it within and without with and of beasts that are not clean by two,
pitch. the male and his female.
15 And this is the fashion which thou 3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the
shalt make it of: The length of the ark male and the female; to keep seed alive
shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth upon the face of all the earth.
of it fifty cubits, and the height of it 4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it

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to rain upon the earth forty days and and female of all flesh, as God had com-
forty nights; and every living substance manded him: and the LORD shut him
that I have made will I destroy from off in.
the face of the earth. 17 And the flood was forty days upon
5 And Noah did according unto all that the earth; and the waters increased, and
the LORD commanded him. bare up the ark, and it was lift up above
6 And Noah was six hundred years old the earth.
when the flood of waters was upon the 18 And the waters prevailed, and were
earth. increased greatly upon the earth; and the
7 ¶ And Noah went in, and his sons, ark went upon the face of the waters.
and his wife, and his sons' wives with 19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly
him, into the ark, because of the waters upon the earth; and all the high hills,
of the flood. that were under the whole heaven, were
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are covered.
not clean, and of fowls, and of every 20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters
thing that creepeth upon the earth, prevail; and the mountains were covered.
9 There went in two and two unto 21 And all flesh died that moved upon
Noah into the ark, the male and the fe- the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and
male, as God had commanded Noah. of beast, and of every creeping thing that
10 And it came to pass after seven days, creepeth upon the earth, and every man:
that the waters of the flood were upon 22 All in whose nostrils was the breath
the earth. of life, of all that was in the dry land,
11 ¶ In the six hundredth year of died.
Noah's life, in the second month, the 23 And every living substance was de-
seventeenth day of the month, the same stroyed which was upon the face of the
day were all the fountains of the great ground, both man, and cattle, and the
deep broken up, and the windows of creeping things, and the fowl of the
heaven were opened. heaven; and they were destroyed from the
12 And the rain was upon the earth earth: and Noah only remained alive, and
forty days and forty nights. they that were with him in the ark.
13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, 24 And the waters prevailed upon the
and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the earth an hundred and fifty days.
sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the
three wives of his sons with them, into CHAPTER 8
the ark; 1 And God remembered Noah, and
14 They, and every beast after his kind, every living thing, and all the cattle that
and all the cattle after their kind, and was with him in the ark: and God made a
every creeping thing that creepeth upon wind to pass over the earth, and the wa-
the earth after his kind, and every fowl ters asswaged;
after his kind, every bird of every sort. 2 The fountains also of the deep and
15 And they went in unto Noah into the windows of heaven were stopped, and
the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein the rain from heaven was restrained;
is the breath of life. 3 And the waters returned from off the
16 And they that went in, went in male earth continually: and after the end of

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the hundred and fifty days the waters was the earth dried.
were abated. 15 ¶ And God spake unto Noah, say-
4 And the ark rested in the seventh ing,
month, on the seventeenth day of the 16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy
month, upon the mountains of Ararat. wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives
5 And the waters decreased continually with thee.
until the tenth month: in the tenth 17 Bring forth with thee every living
month, on the first day of the month, thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both
were the tops of the mountains seen. of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creep-
6 ¶ And it came to pass at the end of ing thing that creepeth upon the earth;
forty days, that Noah opened the win- that they may breed abundantly in the
dow of the ark which he had made: earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon
7 And he sent forth a raven, which the earth.
went forth to and fro, until the waters 18 And Noah went forth, and his sons,
were dried up from off the earth. and his wife, and his sons' wives with
8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, him:
to see if the waters were abated from off 19 Every beast, every creeping thing,
the face of the ground; and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth
9 But the dove found no rest for the upon the earth, after their kinds, went
sole of her foot, and she returned unto forth out of the ark.
him into the ark, for the waters were on 20 ¶ And Noah builded an altar unto
the face of the whole earth: then he put the LORD; and took of every clean beast,
forth his hand, and took her, and pulled and of every clean fowl, and offered
her in unto him into the ark. burnt offerings on the altar.
10 And he stayed yet other seven days; 21 And the LORD smelled a sweet sa-
and again he sent forth the dove out of vour; and the LORD said in his heart, I
the ark; will not again curse the ground any more
11 And the dove came in to him in the for man's sake; for the imagination of
evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an man's heart is evil from his youth; nei-
olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that ther will I again smite any more every
the waters were abated from off the thing living, as I have done.
earth. 22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime
12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and harvest, and cold and heat, and
and sent forth the dove; which returned summer and winter, and day and night
not again unto him any more. shall not cease.
13 ¶ And it came to pass in the six
hundredth and first year, in the first CHAPTER 9
month, the first day of the month, the 1 And God blessed Noah and his sons,
waters were dried up from off the earth: and said unto them, Be fruitful, and
and Noah removed the covering of the multiply, and replenish the earth.
ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of 2 And the fear of you and the dread of
the ground was dry. you shall be upon every beast of the
14 And in the second month, on the earth, and upon every fowl of the air,
seven and twentieth day of the month, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and

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upon all the fishes of the sea; into your which is between me and you and every
hand are they delivered. living creature of all flesh; and the waters
3 Every moving thing that liveth shall shall no more become a flood to destroy
be meat for you; even as the green herb all flesh.
have I given you all things. 16 And the bow shall be in the cloud;
4 But flesh with the life thereof, which and I will look upon it, that I may re-
is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. member the everlasting covenant be-
5 And surely your blood of your lives tween God and every living creature of
will I require; at the hand of every beast all flesh that is upon the earth.
will I require it, and at the hand of man; 17 And God said unto Noah, This is
at the hand of every man's brother will I the token of the covenant, which I have
require the life of man. established between me and all flesh that
6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by is upon the earth.
man shall his blood be shed: for in the 18 ¶ And the sons of Noah, that went
image of God made he man. forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham,
7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; and Japheth: and Ham is the father of
bring forth abundantly in the earth, and Canaan.
multiply therein. 19 These are the three sons of Noah:
8 ¶ And God spake unto Noah, and to and of them was the whole earth over-
his sons with him, saying, spread.
9 And I, behold, I establish my cove- 20 And Noah began to be an husband-
nant with you, and with your seed after man, and he planted a vineyard:
you; 21 And he drank of the wine, and was
10 And with every living creature that is drunken; and he was uncovered within
with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and his tent.
of every beast of the earth with you; from 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw
all that go out of the ark, to every beast the nakedness of his father, and told his
of the earth. two brethren without.
11 And I will establish my covenant 23 And Shem and Japheth took a gar-
with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off ment, and laid it upon both their shoul-
any more by the waters of a flood; nei- ders, and went backward, and covered
ther shall there any more be a flood to the nakedness of their father; and their
destroy the earth. faces were backward, and they saw not
12 And God said, This is the token of their father's nakedness.
the covenant which I make between me 24 And Noah awoke from his wine,
and you and every living creature that is and knew what his younger son had done
with you, for perpetual generations: unto him.
13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it 25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a
shall be for a token of a covenant be- servant of servants shall he be unto his
tween me and the earth. brethren.
14 And it shall come to pass, when I 26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD
bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his
shall be seen in the cloud: servant.
15 And I will remember my covenant, 27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he

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shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Ca- 14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out
naan shall be his servant. of whom came Philistim,) and Caph-
28 ¶ And Noah lived after the flood torim.
three hundred and fifty years. 15 ¶ And Canaan begat Sidon his first-
29 And all the days of Noah were nine born, and Heth,
hundred and fifty years: and he died. 16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite,
and the Girgasite,
CHAPTER 10 17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and
1 Now these are the generations of the the Sinite,
sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: 18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite,
and unto them were sons born after the and the Hamathite: and afterward were
flood. the families of the Canaanites spread
2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and abroad.
Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and 19 And the border of the Canaanites
Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar,
3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom,
and Riphath, and Togarmah. and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Ze-
4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and boim, even unto Lasha.
Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 20 These are the sons of Ham, after
5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles their families, after their tongues, in their
divided in their lands; every one after his countries, and in their nations.
tongue, after their families, in their na- 21 ¶ Unto Shem also, the father of all
tions. the children of Eber, the brother of Ja-
6 ¶ And the sons of Ham; Cush, and pheth the elder, even to him were chil-
Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. dren born.
7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and 22 The children of Shem; Elam, and
Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and
Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Aram.
Sheba, and Dedan. 23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and
8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
be a mighty one in the earth. 24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and
9 He was a mighty hunter before the Salah begat Eber.
LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nim- 25 And unto Eber were born two sons:
rod the mighty hunter before the LORD. the name of one was Peleg; for in his days
10 And the beginning of his kingdom was the earth divided; and his brother's
was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and name was Joktan.
Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and
11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
and builded Nineveh, and the city 27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Dik-
Rehoboth, and Calah, lah,
12 And Resen between Nineveh and 28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
Calah: the same is a great city. 29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab:
13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and all these were the sons of Joktan.
Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, 30 And their dwelling was from Mesha,

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as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the abroad upon the face of all the earth.
east. 10 ¶ These are the generations of Shem:
31 These are the sons of Shem, after Shem was an hundred years old, and be-
their families, after their tongues, in their gat Arphaxad two years after the flood:
lands, after their nations. 11 And Shem lived after he begat Ar-
32 These are the families of the sons of phaxad five hundred years, and begat
Noah, after their generations, in their sons and daughters.
nations: and by these were the nations 12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty
divided in the earth after the flood. years, and begat Salah:
13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat
CHAPTER 11 Salah four hundred and three years, and
1 And the whole earth was of one lan- begat sons and daughters.
guage, and of one speech. 14 And Salah lived thirty years, and be-
2 And it came to pass, as they jour- gat Eber:
neyed from the east, that they found a 15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber
plain in the land of Shinar; and they four hundred and three years, and begat
dwelt there. sons and daughters.
3 And they said one to another, Go to, 16 And Eber lived four and thirty years,
let us make brick, and burn them and begat Peleg:
throughly. And they had brick for stone, 17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg
and slime had they for morter. four hundred and thirty years, and begat
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a sons and daughters.
city and a tower, whose top may reach 18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and be-
unto heaven; and let us make us a name, gat Reu:
lest we be scattered abroad upon the face 19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu
of the whole earth. two hundred and nine years, and begat
5 And the LORD came down to see the sons and daughters.
city and the tower, which the children of 20 And Reu lived two and thirty years,
men builded. and begat Serug:
6 And the LORD said, Behold, the 21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug
people is one, and they have all one lan- two hundred and seven years, and begat
guage; and this they begin to do: and sons and daughters.
now nothing will be restrained from 22 And Serug lived thirty years, and
them, which they have imagined to do. begat Nahor:
7 Go to, let us go down, and there con- 23 And Serug lived after he begat Na-
found their language, that they may not hor two hundred years, and begat sons
understand one another's speech. and daughters.
8 So the LORD scattered them abroad 24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty
from thence upon the face of all the years, and begat Terah:
earth: and they left off to build the city. 25 And Nahor lived after he begat
9 Therefore is the name of it called Ba- Terah an hundred and nineteen years,
bel; because the LORD did there con- and begat sons and daughters.
found the language of all the earth: and 26 And Terah lived seventy years, and
from thence did the LORD scatter them begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

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27 ¶ Now these are the generations of they went forth to go into the land of
Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Canaan; and into the land of Canaan
Haran; and Haran begat Lot. they came.
28 And Haran died before his father 6 ¶ And Abram passed through the
Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of land unto the place of Sichem, unto the
the Chaldees. plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was
29 And Abram and Nahor took them then in the land.
wives: the name of Abram's wife was 7 And the LORD appeared unto
Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I
Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the fa- give this land: and there builded he an
ther of Milcah, and the father of Iscah. altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto
30 But Sarai was barren; she had no him.
child. 8 And he removed from thence unto a
31 And Terah took Abram his son, and mountain on the east of Beth-el, and
Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the
Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's west, and Hai on the east: and there he
wife; and they went forth with them builded an altar unto the LORD, and
from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the called upon the name of the LORD.
land of Canaan; and they came unto Ha- 9 And Abram journeyed, going on still
ran, and dwelt there. toward the south.
32 And the days of Terah were two 10 ¶ And there was a famine in the
hundred and five years: and Terah died in land: and Abram went down into Egypt
Haran. to sojourn there; for the famine was
grievous in the land.
CHAPTER 12 11 And it came to pass, when he was
1 Now the LORD had said unto come near to enter into Egypt, that he
Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I
from thy kindred, and from thy father's know that thou art a fair woman to look
house, unto a land that I will shew thee: upon:
2 And I will make of thee a great na- 12 Therefore it shall come to pass,
tion, and I will bless thee, and make thy when the Egyptians shall see thee, that
name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: they shall say, This is his wife: and they
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
and curse him that curseth thee: and in 13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister:
thee shall all families of the earth be that it may be well with me for thy sake;
blessed. and my soul shall live because of thee.
4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had 14 ¶ And it came to pass, that, when
spoken unto him; and Lot went with Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyp-
him: and Abram was seventy and five tians beheld the woman that she was very
years old when he departed out of Haran. fair.
5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and 15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw her,
Lot his brother's son, and all their sub- and commended her before Pharaoh: and
stance that they had gathered, and the the woman was taken into Pharaoh's
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16 And he entreated Abram well for her be no strife, I pray thee, between me and
sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he thee, and between my herdmen and thy
asses, and menservants, and maidser- herdmen; for we be brethren.
vants, and she asses, and camels. 9 Is not the whole land before thee?
17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if
and his house with great plagues because thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go
of Sarai Abram's wife. to the right; or if thou depart to the right
18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and hand, then I will go to the left.
said, What is this that thou hast done 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and be-
unto me? why didst thou not tell me that held all the plain of Jordan, that it was
she was thy wife? well watered every where, before the
19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah,
I might have taken her to me to wife: even as the garden of the LORD, like the
now therefore behold thy wife, take her, land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
and go thy way. 11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of
20 And Pharaoh commanded his men Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they
concerning him: and they sent him away, separated themselves the one from the
and his wife, and all that he had. other.
12 Abram dwelled in the land of Ca-
CHAPTER 13 naan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the
1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, plain, and pitched his tent toward
and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot Sodom.
with him, into the south. 13 But the men of Sodom were wicked
2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in and sinners before the LORD exceed-
silver, and in gold. ingly.
3 And he went on his journeys from the 14 ¶ And the LORD said unto Abram,
south even to Beth-el, unto the place after that Lot was separated from him,
where his tent had been at the beginning, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from
between Beth-el and Hai; the place where thou art northward, and
4 Unto the place of the altar, which he southward, and eastward, and westward:
had made there at the first: and there 15 For all the land which thou seest, to
Abram called on the name of the LORD. thee will I give it, and to thy seed for
5 ¶ And Lot also, which went with ever.
Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. 16 And I will make thy seed as the dust
6 And the land was not able to bear of the earth: so that if a man can number
them, that they might dwell together: for the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed
their substance was great, so that they also be numbered.
could not dwell together. 17 Arise, walk through the land in the
7 And there was a strife between the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I
herdmen of Abram's cattle and the will give it unto thee.
herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaan- 18 Then Abram removed his tent, and
ite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre,
land. which is in Hebron, and built there an
8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there altar unto the LORD.

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CHAPTER 14 Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their


1 And it came to pass in the days of victuals, and went their way.
Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of 12 And they took Lot, Abram's
Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and
Tidal king of nations; his goods, and departed.
2 That these made war with Bera king 13 And there came one that had es-
of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Go- caped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for
morrah, Shinab king of Admah, and he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amo-
Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king rite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of
of Bela, which is Zoar. Aner: and these were confederate with
3 All these were joined together in the Abram.
vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. 14 And when Abram heard that his
4 Twelve years they served Chedor- brother was taken captive, he armed his
laomer, and in the thirteenth year they trained servants, born in his own house,
rebelled. three hundred and eighteen, and pursued
5 And in the fourteenth year came them unto Dan.
Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were 15 And he divided himself against
with him, and smote the Rephaims in them, he and his servants, by night, and
Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in smote them, and pursued them unto
Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiria- Hobah, which is on the left hand of Da-
thaim, mascus.
6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, 16 And he brought back all the goods,
unto El-paran, which is by the wilder- and also brought again his brother Lot,
ness. and his goods, and the women also, and
7 And they returned, and came to En- the people.
mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all 17 ¶ And the king of Sodom went out
the country of the Amalekites, and also to meet him after his return from the
the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon- slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the
tamar. kings that were with him, at the valley of
8 And there went out the king of Shaveh, which is the king's dale.
Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem
the king of Admah, and the king of Ze- brought forth bread and wine: and he
boiim, and the king of Bela (the same is was the priest of the most high God.
Zoar;) and they joined battle with them 19 And he blessed him, and said,
in the vale of Siddim; Blessed be Abram of the most high God,
9 With Chedorlaomer the king of possessor of heaven and earth:
Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, 20 And blessed be the most high God,
and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch which hath delivered thine enemies into
king of Ellasar; four kings with five. thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
10 And the vale of Siddim was full of 21 And the king of Sodom said unto
slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Abram, Give me the persons, and take
Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they the goods to thyself.
that remained fled to the mountain. 22 And Abram said to the king of
11 And they took all the goods of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto

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the LORD, the most high God, the pos- old, and a turtledove, and a young pi-
sessor of heaven and earth, geon.
23 That I will not take from a thread 10 And he took unto him all these, and
even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not divided them in the midst, and laid each
take any thing that is thine, lest thou piece one against another: but the birds
shouldest say, I have made Abram rich: divided he not.
24 Save only that which the young men 11 And when the fowls came down
have eaten, and the portion of the men upon the carcases, Abram drove them
which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and away.
Mamre; let them take their portion. 12 And when the sun was going down,
a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an
CHAPTER 15 horror of great darkness fell upon him.
1 After these things the word of the 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a
LORD came unto Abram in a vision, say- surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in
ing, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, a land that is not their's, and shall serve
and thy exceeding great reward. them; and they shall afflict them four
2 And Abram said, Lord GOD, what hundred years;
wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, 14 And also that nation, whom they
and the steward of my house is this shall serve, will I judge: and afterward
Eliezer of Damascus? shall they come out with great substance.
3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou 15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in
hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old
my house is mine heir. age.
4 And, behold, the word of the LORD 16 But in the fourth generation they
came unto him, saying, This shall not be shall come hither again: for the iniquity
thine heir; but he that shall come forth of the Amorites is not yet full.
out of thine own bowels shall be thine 17 And it came to pass, that, when the
heir. sun went down, and it was dark, behold
5 And he brought him forth abroad, a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp
and said, Look now toward heaven, and that passed between those pieces.
tell the stars, if thou be able to number 18 In the same day the LORD made a
them: and he said unto him, So shall thy covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy
seed be. seed have I given this land, from the river
6 And he believed in the LORD; and he of Egypt unto the great river, the river
counted it to him for righteousness. Euphrates:
7 And he said unto him, I am the 19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and
LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the the Kadmonites,
Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites,
it. and the Rephaims,
8 And he said, Lord GOD, whereby 21 And the Amorites, and the Canaan-
shall I know that I shall inherit it? ites, and the Girgashites, and the Je-
9 And he said unto him, Take me an busites.
heifer of three years old, and a she goat of
three years old, and a ram of three years

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CHAPTER 16 unto her, Behold, thou art with child,


1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his
children: and she had an handmaid, an name Ishmael; because the LORD hath
Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. heard thy affliction.
2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand
now, the LORD hath restrained me from will be against every man, and every
bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; man's hand against him; and he shall
it may be that I may obtain children by dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
her. And Abram hearkened to the voice 13 And she called the name of the
of Sarai. LORD that spake unto her, Thou God
3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar seest me: for she said, Have I also here
her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had looked after him that seeth me?
dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, 14 Wherefore the well was called Beer-
and gave her to her husband Abram to be lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh
his wife. and Bered.
4 ¶ And he went in unto Hagar, and 15 ¶ And Hagar bare Abram a son: and
she conceived: and when she saw that she Abram called his son's name, which Ha-
had conceived, her mistress was despised gar bare, Ishmael.
in her eyes. 16 And Abram was fourscore and six
5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to
wrong be upon thee: I have given my Abram.
maid into thy bosom; and when she saw
that she had conceived, I was despised in CHAPTER 17
her eyes: the LORD judge between me 1 And when Abram was ninety years
and thee. old and nine, the LORD appeared to
6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, Abram, and said unto him, I am the Al-
thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it mighty God; walk before me, and be
pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt thou perfect.
hardly with her, she fled from her face. 2 And I will make my covenant be-
7 ¶ And the angel of the LORD found tween me and thee, and will multiply
her by a fountain of water in the wilder- thee exceedingly.
ness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God
8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, talked with him, saying,
whence camest thou? and whither wilt 4 As for me, behold, my covenant is
thou go? And she said, I flee from the with thee, and thou shalt be a father of
face of my mistress Sarai. many nations.
9 And the angel of the LORD said unto 5 Neither shall thy name any more be
her, Return to thy mistress, and submit called Abram, but thy name shall be
thyself under her hands. Abraham; for a father of many nations
10 And the angel of the LORD said have I made thee.
unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceed- 6 And I will make thee exceeding fruit-
ingly, that it shall not be numbered for ful, and I will make nations of thee, and
multitude. kings shall come out of thee.
11 And the angel of the LORD said 7 And I will establish my covenant be-

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tween me and thee and thy seed after dred years old? and shall Sarah, that is
thee in their generations for an everlast- ninety years old, bear?
ing covenant, to be a God unto thee, and 18 And Abraham said unto God, O
to thy seed after thee. that Ishmael might live before thee!
8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy 19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall
seed after thee, the land wherein thou art bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt
a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an call his name Isaac: and I will establish
everlasting possession; and I will be their my covenant with him for an everlasting
God. covenant, and with his seed after him.
9 ¶ And God said unto Abraham, Thou 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard
shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will
and thy seed after thee in their genera- make him fruitful, and will multiply him
tions. exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget,
10 This is my covenant, which ye shall and I will make him a great nation.
keep, between me and you and thy seed 21 But my covenant will I establish
after thee; Every man child among you with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto
shall be circumcised. thee at this set time in the next year.
11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of 22 And he left off talking with him,
your foreskin; and it shall be a token of and God went up from Abraham.
the covenant betwixt me and you. 23 ¶ And Abraham took Ishmael his
12 And he that is eight days old shall be son, and all that were born in his house,
circumcised among you, every man child and all that were bought with his money,
in your generations, he that is born in the every male among the men of Abraham's
house, or bought with money of any house; and circumcised the flesh of their
stranger, which is not of thy seed. foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had
13 He that is born in thy house, and he said unto him.
that is bought with thy money, must 24 And Abraham was ninety years old
needs be circumcised: and my covenant and nine, when he was circumcised in
shall be in your flesh for an everlasting the flesh of his foreskin.
covenant. 25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen
14 And the uncircumcised man child years old, when he was circumcised in
whose flesh of his foreskin is not circum- the flesh of his foreskin.
cised, that soul shall be cut off from his 26 In the selfsame day was Abraham
people; he hath broken my covenant. circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
15 ¶ And God said unto Abraham, As 27 And all the men of his house, born
for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her in the house, and bought with money of
name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. the stranger, were circumcised with him.
16 And I will bless her, and give thee a
son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and CHAPTER 18
she shall be a mother of nations; kings of 1 And the LORD appeared unto him in
people shall be of her. the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the
17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, tent door in the heat of the day;
and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall 2 And he lift up his eyes and looked,
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when he saw them, he ran to meet them 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD?
from the tent door, and bowed himself At the time appointed I will return unto
toward the ground, thee, according to the time of life, and
3 And said, My Lord, if now I have Sarah shall have a son.
found favour in thy sight, pass not away, 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I
I pray thee, from thy servant: laughed not; for she was afraid. And he
4 Let a little water, I pray you, be said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
fetched, and wash your feet, and rest 16 ¶ And the men rose up from thence,
yourselves under the tree: and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham
5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, went with them to bring them on the
and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye way.
shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to 17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide
your servant. And they said, So do, as from Abraham that thing which I do;
thou hast said. 18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely be-
6 And Abraham hastened into the tent come a great and mighty nation, and all
unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly the nations of the earth shall be blessed
three measures of fine meal, knead it, and in him?
make cakes upon the hearth. 19 For I know him, that he will com-
7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and mand his children and his household af-
fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it ter him, and they shall keep the way of
unto a young man; and he hasted to the LORD, to do justice and judgment;
dress it. that the LORD may bring upon Abra-
8 And he took butter, and milk, and the ham that which he hath spoken of him.
calf which he had dressed, and set it be- 20 And the LORD said, Because the cry
fore them; and he stood by them under of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and
the tree, and they did eat. because their sin is very grievous;
9 ¶ And they said unto him, Where is 21 I will go down now, and see whether
Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in they have done altogether according to
the tent. the cry of it, which is come unto me; and
10 And he said, I will certainly return if not, I will know.
unto thee according to the time of life; 22 And the men turned their faces from
and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. thence, and went toward Sodom: but
And Sarah heard it in the tent door, Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
which was behind him. 23 ¶ And Abraham drew near, and said,
11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with
and well stricken in age; and it ceased to the wicked?
be with Sarah after the manner of 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous
women. within the city: wilt thou also destroy
12 Therefore Sarah laughed within her- and not spare the place for the fifty right-
self, saying, After I am waxed old shall I eous that are therein?
have pleasure, my lord being old also? 25 That be far from thee to do after this
13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, manner, to slay the righteous with the
Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall wicked: and that the righteous should be
I of a surety bear a child, which am old? as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall

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not the Judge of all the earth do right? 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords,
26 And the LORD said, If I find in turn in, I pray you, into your servant's
Sodom fifty righteous within the city, house, and tarry all night, and wash your
then I will spare all the place for their feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on
sakes. your ways. And they said, Nay; but we
27 And Abraham answered and said, will abide in the street all night.
Behold now, I have taken upon me to 3 And he pressed upon them greatly;
speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and they turned in unto him, and en-
and ashes: tered into his house; and he made them a
28 Peradventure there shall lack five of feast, and did bake unleavened bread,
the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all and they did eat.
the city for lack of five? And he said, If I 4 ¶ But before they lay down, the men
find there forty and five, I will not de- of the city, even the men of Sodom, com-
stroy it. passed the house round, both old and
29 And he spake unto him yet again, young, all the people from every quarter:
and said, Peradventure there shall be 5 And they called unto Lot, and said
forty found there. And he said, I will not unto him, Where are the men which
do it for forty's sake. came in to thee this night? bring them
30 And he said unto him, Oh let not out unto us, that we may know them.
the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Per- 6 And Lot went out at the door unto
adventure there shall thirty be found them, and shut the door after him,
there. And he said, I will not do it, if I 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not
find thirty there. so wickedly.
31 And he said, Behold now, I have 8 Behold now, I have two daughters
taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: which have not known man; let me, I
Peradventure there shall be twenty found pray you, bring them out unto you, and
there. And he said, I will not destroy it do ye to them as is good in your eyes:
for twenty's sake. only unto these men do nothing; for
32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be therefore came they under the shadow of
angry, and I will speak yet but this once: my roof.
Peradventure ten shall be found there. 9 And they said, Stand back. And they
And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's said again, This one fellow came in to so-
sake. journ, and he will needs be a judge: now
33 And the LORD went his way, as will we deal worse with thee, than with
soon as he had left communing with them. And they pressed sore upon the
Abraham: and Abraham returned unto man, even Lot, and came near to break
his place. the door.
10 But the men put forth their hand,
CHAPTER 19 and pulled Lot into the house to them,
1 And there came two angels to Sodom and shut to the door.
at even; and Lot sat in the gate of 11 And they smote the men that were at
Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to the door of the house with blindness,
meet them; and he bowed himself with both small and great: so that they wea-
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12 ¶ And the men said unto Lot, Hast 21 And he said unto him, See, I have
thou here any besides? son in law, and accepted thee concerning this thing also,
thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatso- that I will not overthrow this city, for the
ever thou hast in the city, bring them out which thou hast spoken.
of this place: 22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I can-
13 For we will destroy this place, be- not do any thing till thou be come
cause the cry of them is waxen great be- thither. Therefore the name of the city
fore the face of the LORD; and the was called Zoar.
LORD hath sent us to destroy it. 23 ¶ The sun was risen upon the earth
14 And Lot went out, and spake unto when Lot entered into Zoar.
his sons in law, which married his daugh- 24 Then the LORD rained upon
ters, and said, Up, get you out of this Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone
place; for the LORD will destroy this city. and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
But he seemed as one that mocked unto 25 And he overthrew those cities, and
his sons in law. all the plain, and all the inhabitants of
15 ¶ And when the morning arose, the cities, and that which grew upon the
then the angels hastened Lot, saying, ground.
Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daugh- 26 ¶ But his wife looked back from be-
ters, which are here; lest thou be con- hind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
sumed in the iniquity of the city. 27 ¶ And Abraham gat up early in the
16 And while he lingered, the men laid morning to the place where he stood be-
hold upon his hand, and upon the hand fore the LORD:
of his wife, and upon the hand of his two 28 And he looked toward Sodom and
daughters; the LORD being merciful Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the
unto him: and they brought him forth, plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of
and set him without the city. the country went up as the smoke of a
17 ¶ And it came to pass, when they furnace.
had brought them forth abroad, that he 29 ¶ And it came to pass, when God
said, Escape for thy life; look not behind destroyed the cities of the plain, that God
thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out
escape to the mountain, lest thou be con- of the midst of the overthrow, when he
sumed. overthrew the cities in the which Lot
18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not dwelt.
so, my Lord: 30 ¶ And Lot went up out of Zoar, and
19 Behold now, thy servant hath found dwelt in the mountain, and his two
grace in thy sight, and thou hast magni- daughters with him; for he feared to
fied thy mercy, which thou hast shewed dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he
unto me in saving my life; and I cannot and his two daughters.
escape to the mountain, lest some evil 31 And the firstborn said unto the
take me, and I die: younger, Our father is old, and there is
20 Behold now, this city is near to flee not a man in the earth to come in unto
unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me es- us after the manner of all the earth:
cape thither, (is it not a little one?) and 32 Come, let us make our father drink
my soul shall live. wine, and we will lie with him, that we

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may preserve seed of our father. and she, even she herself said, He is my
33 And they made their father drink brother: in the integrity of my heart and
wine that night: and the firstborn went innocency of my hands have I done this.
in, and lay with her father; and he per- 6 And God said unto him in a dream,
ceived not when she lay down, nor when Yea, I know that thou didst this in the
she arose. integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld
34 And it came to pass on the morrow, thee from sinning against me: therefore
that the firstborn said unto the younger, suffered I thee not to touch her.
Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: 7 Now therefore restore the man his
let us make him drink wine this night wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall
also; and go thou in, and lie with him, pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if
that we may preserve seed of our father. thou restore her not, know thou that
35 And they made their father drink thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that
wine that night also: and the younger are thine.
arose, and lay with him; and he perceived 8 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the
not when she lay down, nor when she morning, and called all his servants, and
arose. told all these things in their ears: and the
36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot men were sore afraid.
with child by their father. 9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and
37 And the firstborn bare a son, and said unto him, What hast thou done
called his name Moab: the same is the unto us? and what have I offended thee,
father of the Moabites unto this day. that thou hast brought on me and on my
38 And the younger, she also bare a kingdom a great sin? thou hast done
son, and called his name Ben-ammi: the deeds unto me that ought not to be
same is the father of the children of Am- done.
mon unto this day. 10 And Abimelech said unto Abraham,
What sawest thou, that thou hast done
CHAPTER 20 this thing?
1 And Abraham journeyed from thence 11 And Abraham said, Because I
toward the south country, and dwelled thought, Surely the fear of God is not in
between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned this place; and they will slay me for my
in Gerar. wife's sake.
2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, 12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she is
She is my sister: and Abimelech king of the daughter of my father, but not the
Gerar sent, and took Sarah. daughter of my mother; and she became
3 But God came to Abimelech in a my wife.
dream by night, and said to him, Behold, 13 And it came to pass, when God
thou art but a dead man, for the woman caused me to wander from my father's
which thou hast taken; for she is a man's house, that I said unto her, This is thy
wife. kindness which thou shalt shew unto me;
4 But Abimelech had not come near at every place whither we shall come, say
her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also of me, He is my brother.
a righteous nation? 14 And Abimelech took sheep, and
5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? oxen, and menservants, and womenser-

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vants, and gave them unto Abraham, and 9 ¶ And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the
restored him Sarah his wife. Egyptian, which she had born unto
15 And Abimelech said, Behold, my Abraham, mocking.
land is before thee: dwell where it 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham,
pleaseth thee. Cast out this bondwoman and her son:
16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I for the son of this bondwoman shall not
have given thy brother a thousand pieces be heir with my son, even with Isaac.
of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering 11 And the thing was very grievous in
of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, Abraham's sight because of his son.
and with all other: thus she was reproved. 12 ¶ And God said unto Abraham, Let
17 ¶ So Abraham prayed unto God: it not be grievous in thy sight because of
and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, the lad, and because of thy bondwoman;
and his maidservants; and they bare chil- in all that Sarah hath said unto thee,
dren. hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall
18 For the LORD had fast closed up all thy seed be called.
the wombs of the house of Abimelech, 13 And also of the son of the bond-
because of Sarah Abraham's wife. woman will I make a nation, because he
is thy seed.
CHAPTER 21 14 And Abraham rose up early in the
1 And the LORD visited Sarah as he morning, and took bread, and a bottle of
had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it
as he had spoken. on her shoulder, and the child, and sent
2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abra- her away: and she departed, and wan-
ham a son in his old age, at the set time dered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.
of which God had spoken to him. 15 And the water was spent in the bot-
3 And Abraham called the name of his tle, and she cast the child under one of
son that was born unto him, whom the shrubs.
Sarah bare to him, Isaac. 16 And she went, and sat her down
4 And Abraham circumcised his son over against him a good way off, as it
Isaac being eight days old, as God had were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not
commanded him. see the death of the child. And she sat
5 And Abraham was an hundred years over against him, and lift up her voice,
old, when his son Isaac was born unto and wept.
him. 17 And God heard the voice of the lad;
6 ¶ And Sarah said, God hath made me and the angel of God called to Hagar out
to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth
with me. thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard
7 And she said, Who would have said the voice of the lad where he is.
unto Abraham, that Sarah should have 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him
given children suck? for I have born him in thine hand; for I will make him a great
a son in his old age. nation.
8 And the child grew, and was weaned: 19 And God opened her eyes, and she
and Abraham made a great feast the same saw a well of water; and she went, and
day that Isaac was weaned. filled the bottle with water, and gave the

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lad drink. sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and


20 And God was with the lad; and he Phichol the chief captain of his host, and
grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and they returned into the land of the Philis-
became an archer. tines.
21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of 33 ¶ And Abraham planted a grove in
Paran: and his mother took him a wife Beer-sheba, and called there on the name
out of the land of Egypt. of the LORD, the everlasting God.
22 ¶ And it came to pass at that time, 34 And Abraham sojourned in the Phil-
that Abimelech and Phichol the chief istines' land many days.
captain of his host spake unto Abraham,
saying, God is with thee in all that thou CHAPTER 22
doest: 1 And it came to pass after these things,
23 Now therefore swear unto me here that God did tempt Abraham, and said
by God that thou wilt not deal falsely unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold,
with me, nor with my son, nor with my here I am.
son's son: but according to the kindness 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine
that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get
unto me, and to the land wherein thou thee into the land of Moriah; and offer
hast sojourned. him there for a burnt offering upon one
24 And Abraham said, I will swear. of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech 3 And Abraham rose up early in the
because of a well of water, which Abi- morning, and saddled his ass, and took
melech's servants had violently taken two of his young men with him, and
away. Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the
26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who burnt offering, and rose up, and went
hath done this thing: neither didst thou unto the place of which God had told
tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to him.
day. 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted
27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
and gave them unto Abimelech; and both 5 And Abraham said unto his young
of them made a covenant. men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I
28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs and the lad will go yonder and worship,
of the flock by themselves. and come again to you.
29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, 6 And Abraham took the wood of the
What mean these seven ewe lambs which burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his
thou hast set by themselves? son; and he took the fire in his hand, and
30 And he said, For these seven ewe a knife; and they went both of them to-
lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that gether.
they may be a witness unto me, that I 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his fa-
have digged this well. ther, and said, My father: and he said,
31 Wherefore he called that place Beer- Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold
sheba; because there they sware both of the fire and the wood: but where is the
them. lamb for a burnt offering?
32 Thus they made a covenant at Beer- 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will

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provide himself a lamb for a burnt offer- together to Beer-sheba; and Abraham
ing: so they went both of them together. dwelt at Beer-sheba.
9 And they came to the place which 20 ¶ And it came to pass after these
God had told him of; and Abraham built things, that it was told Abraham, saying,
an altar there, and laid the wood in order, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born chil-
and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on dren unto thy brother Nahor;
the altar upon the wood. 21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his
10 And Abraham stretched forth his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
hand, and took the knife to slay his son. 22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash,
11 And the angel of the LORD called and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
unto him out of heaven, and said, Abra- 23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these
ham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abra-
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand ham's brother.
upon the lad, neither do thou any thing 24 And his concubine, whose name was
unto him: for now I know that thou fear- Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and
est God, seeing thou hast not withheld Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
thy son, thine only son from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and CHAPTER 23
looked, and behold behind him a ram 1 And Sarah was an hundred and seven
caught in a thicket by his horns: and and twenty years old: these were the years
Abraham went and took the ram, and of the life of Sarah.
offered him up for a burnt offering in the 2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the
stead of his son. same is Hebron in the land of Canaan:
14 And Abraham called the name of and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah,
that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to and to weep for her.
this day, In the mount of the LORD it 3 ¶ And Abraham stood up from before
shall be seen. his dead, and spake unto the sons of
15 ¶ And the angel of the LORD called Heth, saying,
unto Abraham out of heaven the second 4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with
time, you: give me a possession of a burying-
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, place with you, that I may bury my dead
saith the LORD, for because thou hast out of my sight.
done this thing, and hast not withheld 5 And the children of Heth answered
thy son, thine only son: Abraham, saying unto him,
17 That in blessing I will bless thee, 6 Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty
and in multiplying I will multiply thy prince among us: in the choice of our
seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us
sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy shall withhold from thee his sepulchre,
seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; but that thou mayest bury thy dead.
18 And in thy seed shall all the nations 7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed
of the earth be blessed; because thou hast himself to the people of the land, even to
obeyed my voice. the children of Heth.
19 So Abraham returned unto his 8 And he communed with them, say-
young men, and they rose up and went ing, If it be your mind that I should bury

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my dead out of my sight; hear me, and the presence of the children of Heth, be-
intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zo- fore all that went in at the gate of his city.
har, 19 And after this, Abraham buried
9 That he may give me the cave of Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of
Machpelah, which he hath, which is in Machpelah before Mamre: the same is
the end of his field; for as much money Hebron in the land of Canaan.
as it is worth he shall give it me for a pos- 20 And the field, and the cave that is
session of a buryingplace amongst you. therein, were made sure unto Abraham
10 And Ephron dwelt among the chil- for a possession of a buryingplace by the
dren of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite sons of Heth.
answered Abraham in the audience of the
children of Heth, even of all that went in CHAPTER 24
at the gate of his city, saying, 1 And Abraham was old, and well
11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give stricken in age: and the LORD had
I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give blessed Abraham in all things.
it thee; in the presence of the sons of my 2 And Abraham said unto his eldest
people give I it thee: bury thy dead. servant of his house, that ruled over all
12 And Abraham bowed down himself that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand
before the people of the land. under my thigh:
13 And he spake unto Ephron in the 3 And I will make thee swear by the
audience of the people of the land, say- LORD, the God of heaven, and the God
ing, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, of the earth, that thou shalt not take a
hear me: I will give thee money for the wife unto my son of the daughters of the
field; take it of me, and I will bury my Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
dead there. 4 But thou shalt go unto my country,
14 And Ephron answered Abraham, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto
saying unto him, my son Isaac.
15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land 5 And the servant said unto him, Per-
is worth four hundred shekels of silver; adventure the woman will not be willing
what is that betwixt me and thee? bury to follow me unto this land: must I needs
therefore thy dead. bring thy son again unto the land from
16 And Abraham hearkened unto whence thou camest?
Ephron; and Abraham weighed to 6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware
Ephron the silver, which he had named thou that thou bring not my son thither
in the audience of the sons of Heth, four again.
hundred shekels of silver, current money 7 ¶ The LORD God of heaven, which
with the merchant. took me from my father's house, and
17 ¶ And the field of Ephron, which from the land of my kindred, and which
was in Machpelah, which was before spake unto me, and that sware unto me,
Mamre, the field, and the cave which was saying, Unto thy seed will I give this
therein, and all the trees that were in the land; he shall send his angel before thee,
field, that were in all the borders round and thou shalt take a wife unto my son
about, were made sure from thence.
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to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear she hasted, and let down her pitcher
from this my oath: only bring not my upon her hand, and gave him drink.
son thither again. 19 And when she had done giving him
9 And the servant put his hand under drink, she said, I will draw water for thy
the thigh of Abraham his master, and camels also, until they have done drink-
sware to him concerning that matter. ing.
10 ¶ And the servant took ten camels of 20 And she hasted, and emptied her
the camels of his master, and departed; pitcher into the trough, and ran again
for all the goods of his master were in his unto the well to draw water, and drew for
hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopo- all his camels.
tamia, unto the city of Nahor. 21 And the man wondering at her held
11 And he made his camels to kneel his peace, to wit whether the LORD had
down without the city by a well of water made his journey prosperous or not.
at the time of the evening, even the time 22 And it came to pass, as the camels
that women go out to draw water. had done drinking, that the man took a
12 And he said, O LORD God of my golden earring of half a shekel weight,
master Abraham, I pray thee, send me and two bracelets for her hands of ten
good speed this day, and shew kindness shekels weight of gold;
unto my master Abraham. 23 And said, Whose daughter art thou?
13 Behold, I stand here by the well of tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy
water; and the daughters of the men of father's house for us to lodge in?
the city come out to draw water: 24 And she said unto him, I am the
14 And let it come to pass, that the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah,
damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy which she bare unto Nahor.
pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; 25 She said moreover unto him, We
and she shall say, Drink, and I will give have both straw and provender enough,
thy camels drink also: let the same be she and room to lodge in.
that thou hast appointed for thy servant 26 And the man bowed down his head,
Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou and worshipped the LORD.
hast shewed kindness unto my master. 27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD
15 ¶ And it came to pass, before he had God of my master Abraham, who hath
done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah not left destitute my master of his mercy
came out, who was born to Bethuel, son and his truth: I being in the way, the
of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's LORD led me to the house of my mas-
brother, with her pitcher upon her ter's brethren.
shoulder. 28 And the damsel ran, and told them
16 And the damsel was very fair to look of her mother's house these things.
upon, a virgin, neither had any man 29 ¶ And Rebekah had a brother, and
known her: and she went down to the his name was Laban: and Laban ran out
well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. unto the man, unto the well.
17 And the servant ran to meet her, and 30 And it came to pass, when he saw
said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little the earring and bracelets upon his sister's
water of thy pitcher. hands, and when he heard the words of
18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the

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man unto me; that he came unto the 42 And I came this day unto the well,
man; and, behold, he stood by the camels and said, O LORD God of my master
at the well. Abraham, if now thou do prosper my
31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed way which I go:
of the LORD; wherefore standest thou 43 Behold, I stand by the well of water;
without? for I have prepared the house, and it shall come to pass, that when the
and room for the camels. virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I
32 ¶ And the man came into the house: say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little
and he ungirded his camels, and gave water of thy pitcher to drink;
straw and provender for the camels, and 44 And she say to me, Both drink thou,
water to wash his feet, and the men's feet and I will also draw for thy camels: let
that were with him. the same be the woman whom the LORD
33 And there was set meat before him hath appointed out for my master's son.
to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I 45 And before I had done speaking in
have told mine errand. And he said, mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth
Speak on. with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she
34 And he said, I am Abraham's ser- went down unto the well, and drew wa-
vant. ter: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I
35 And the LORD hath blessed my pray thee.
master greatly; and he is become great: 46 And she made haste, and let down
and he hath given him flocks, and herds, her pitcher from her shoulder, and said,
and silver, and gold, and menservants, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink
and maidservants, and camels, and asses. also: so I drank, and she made the camels
36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a drink also.
son to my master when she was old: and 47 And I asked her, and said, Whose
unto him hath he given all that he hath. daughter art thou? And she said, The
37 And my master made me swear, say- daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom
ing, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son Milcah bare unto him: and I put the ear-
of the daughters of the Canaanites, in ring upon her face, and the bracelets
whose land I dwell: upon her hands.
38 But thou shalt go unto my father's 48 And I bowed down my head, and
house, and to my kindred, and take a worshipped the LORD, and blessed the
wife unto my son. LORD God of my master Abraham,
39 And I said unto my master, Perad- which had led me in the right way to
venture the woman will not follow me. take my master's brother's daughter unto
40 And he said unto me, The LORD, his son.
before whom I walk, will send his angel 49 And now if ye will deal kindly and
with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou truly with my master, tell me: and if not,
shalt take a wife for my son of my kin- tell me; that I may turn to the right
dred, and of my father's house: hand, or to the left.
41 Then shalt thou be clear from this 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered
my oath, when thou comest to my kin- and said, The thing proceedeth from the
dred; and if they give not thee one, thou LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or
shalt be clear from my oath. good.

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51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take country.


her, and go, and let her be thy master's 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in
son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken. the field at the eventide: and he lifted up
52 And it came to pass, that, when his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels
Abraham's servant heard their words, he were coming.
worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and
the earth. when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the
53 And the servant brought forth jewels camel.
of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, 65 For she had said unto the servant,
and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also What man is this that walketh in the
to her brother and to her mother pre- field to meet us? And the servant had
cious things. said, It is my master: therefore she took a
54 And they did eat and drink, he and vail, and covered herself.
the men that were with him, and tarried 66 And the servant told Isaac all things
all night; and they rose up in the morn- that he had done.
ing, and he said, Send me away unto my 67 And Isaac brought her into his
master. mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah,
55 And her brother and her mother and she became his wife; and he loved
said, Let the damsel abide with us a few her: and Isaac was comforted after his
days, at the least ten; after that she shall mother's death.
go.
56 And he said unto them, Hinder me CHAPTER 25
not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my 1 Then again Abraham took a wife, and
way; send me away that I may go to my her name was Keturah.
master. 2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jok-
57 And they said, We will call the dam- shan, and Medan, and Midian, and
sel, and enquire at her mouth. Ishbak, and Shuah.
58 And they called Rebekah, and said 3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and
unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were
And she said, I will go. Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
59 And they sent away Rebekah their 4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and
sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's ser- Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and
vant, and his men. Eldaah. All these were the children of
60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said Keturah.
unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the 5 ¶ And Abraham gave all that he had
mother of thousands of millions, and let unto Isaac.
thy seed possess the gate of those which 6 But unto the sons of the concubines,
hate them. which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts,
61 ¶ And Rebekah arose, and her dam- and sent them away from Isaac his son,
sels, and they rode upon the camels, and while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east
followed the man: and the servant took country.
Rebekah, and went his way. 7 And these are the days of the years of
62 And Isaac came from the way of the Abraham's life which he lived, an hun-
well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south dred threescore and fifteen years.

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8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of
and died in a good old age, an old man, Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the
and full of years; and was gathered to his sister to Laban the Syrian.
people. 21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for
9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried his wife, because she was barren: and the
him in the cave of Machpelah, in the LORD was intreated of him, and Re-
field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hit- bekah his wife conceived.
tite, which is before Mamre; 22 And the children struggled together
10 The field which Abraham purchased within her; and she said, If it be so, why
of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham am I thus? And she went to enquire of
buried, and Sarah his wife. the LORD.
11 ¶ And it came to pass after the death 23 And the LORD said unto her, Two
of Abraham, that God blessed his son nations are in thy womb, and two man-
Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai- ner of people shall be separated from thy
roi. bowels; and the one people shall be
12 ¶ Now these are the generations of stronger than the other people; and the
Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar elder shall serve the younger.
the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare 24 ¶ And when her days to be delivered
unto Abraham: were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in
13 And these are the names of the sons her womb.
of Ishmael, by their names, according to 25 And the first came out red, all over
their generations: the firstborn of Ish- like an hairy garment; and they called his
mael, Nebajoth; and Kedar, and Adbeel, name Esau.
and Mibsam, 26 And after that came his brother out,
14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and and his hand took hold on Esau's heel;
Massa, and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac
15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, was threescore years old when she bare
and Kedemah: them.
16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and 27 And the boys grew: and Esau was a
these are their names, by their towns, and cunning hunter, a man of the field; and
by their castles; twelve princes according Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
to their nations. 28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he
17 And these are the years of the life of did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved
Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and Jacob.
seven years: and he gave up the ghost and 29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau
died; and was gathered unto his people. came from the field, and he was faint:
18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto 30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I
Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest pray thee, with that same red pottage; for
toward Assyria: and he died in the pres- I am faint: therefore was his name called
ence of all his brethren. Edom.
19 ¶ And these are the generations of 31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy
Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat birthright.
Isaac: 32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the
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birthright do to me? 9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and said,


33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and
day; and he sware unto him: and he sold how saidst thou, She is my sister? And
his birthright unto Jacob. Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I
34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and die for her.
pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and 10 And Abimelech said, What is this
drink, and rose up, and went his way: thou hast done unto us? one of the peo-
thus Esau despised his birthright. ple might lightly have lien with thy wife,
and thou shouldest have brought guilti-
CHAPTER 26 ness upon us.
1 And there was a famine in the land, 11 And Abimelech charged all his peo-
beside the first famine that was in the ple, saying, He that toucheth this man or
days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto his wife shall surely be put to death.
Abimelech king of the Philistines unto 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and
Gerar. received in the same year an hundred-
2 And the LORD appeared unto him, fold: and the LORD blessed him.
and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell 13 And the man waxed great, and went
in the land which I shall tell thee of: forward, and grew until he became very
3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be great:
with thee, and will bless thee; for unto 14 For he had possession of flocks, and
thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all possession of herds, and great store of
these countries, and I will perform the servants: and the Philistines envied him.
oath which I sware unto Abraham thy 15 For all the wells which his father's
father; servants had digged in the days of Abra-
4 And I will make thy seed to multiply ham his father, the Philistines had
as the stars of heaven, and will give unto stopped them, and filled them with
thy seed all these countries; and in thy earth.
seed shall all the nations of the earth be 16 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go
blessed; from us; for thou art much mightier than
5 Because that Abraham obeyed my we.
voice, and kept my charge, my com- 17 ¶ And Isaac departed thence, and
mandments, my statutes, and my laws. pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar,
6 ¶ And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: and dwelt there.
7 And the men of the place asked him 18 And Isaac digged again the wells of
of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: water, which they had digged in the days
for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, of Abraham his father; for the Philistines
said he, the men of the place should kill had stopped them after the death of
me for Rebekah; because she was fair to Abraham: and he called their names after
look upon. the names by which his father had called
8 And it came to pass, when he had them.
been there a long time, that Abimelech 19 And Isaac's servants digged in the
king of the Philistines looked out at a valley, and found there a well of spring-
window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was ing water.
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with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water morning, and sware one to another: and
is our's: and he called the name of the Isaac sent them away, and they departed
well Esek; because they strove with him. from him in peace.
21 And they digged another well, and 32 And it came to pass the same day,
strove for that also: and he called the that Isaac's servants came, and told him
name of it Sitnah. concerning the well which they had dig-
22 And he removed from thence, and ged, and said unto him, We have found
digged another well; and for that they water.
strove not: and he called the name of it 33 And he called it Shebah: therefore
Rehoboth; and he said, For now the the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto
LORD hath made room for us, and we this day.
shall be fruitful in the land. 34 ¶ And Esau was forty years old when
23 And he went up from thence to he took to wife Judith the daughter of
Beer-sheba. Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the
24 And the LORD appeared unto him daughter of Elon the Hittite:
the same night, and said, I am the God 35 Which were a grief of mind unto
of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am Isaac and to Rebekah.
with thee, and will bless thee, and multi-
ply thy seed for my servant Abraham's CHAPTER 27
sake. 1 And it came to pass, that when Isaac
25 And he builded an altar there, and was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he
called upon the name of the LORD, and could not see, he called Esau his eldest
pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's son, and said unto him, My son: and he
servants digged a well. said unto him, Behold, here am I.
26 ¶ Then Abimelech went to him 2 And he said, Behold now, I am old, I
from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his know not the day of my death:
friends, and Phichol the chief captain of 3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy
his army. weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go
27 And Isaac said unto them, Where- out to the field, and take me some veni-
fore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, son;
and have sent me away from you? 4 And make me savoury meat, such as I
28 And they said, We saw certainly that love, and bring it to me, that I may eat;
the LORD was with thee: and we said, that my soul may bless thee before I die.
Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even 5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake
betwixt us and thee, and let us make a to Esau his son. And Esau went to the
covenant with thee; field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.
29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we 6 ¶ And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her
have not touched thee, and as we have son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father
done unto thee nothing but good, and speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,
have sent thee away in peace: thou art 7 Bring me venison, and make me sa-
now the blessed of the LORD. voury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee
30 And he made them a feast, and they before the LORD before my death.
did eat and drink. 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my
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mand thee. 21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come


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

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32 And Isaac his father said unto him, of mourning for my father are at hand;
Who art thou? And he said, I am thy then will I slay my brother Jacob.
son, thy firstborn Esau. 42 And these words of Esau her elder
33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, son were told to Rebekah: and she sent
and said, Who? where is he that hath and called Jacob her younger son, and
taken venison, and brought it me, and I said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau,
have eaten of all before thou camest, and as touching thee, doth comfort himself,
have blessed him? yea, and he shall be purposing to kill thee.
blessed. 43 Now therefore, my son, obey my
34 And when Esau heard the words of voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my
his father, he cried with a great and ex- brother to Haran;
ceeding bitter cry, and said unto his fa- 44 And tarry with him a few days, until
ther, Bless me, even me also, O my father. thy brother's fury turn away;
35 And he said, Thy brother came with 45 Until thy brother's anger turn away
subtilty, and hath taken away thy bless- from thee, and he forget that which thou
ing. hast done to him: then I will send, and
36 And he said, Is not he rightly named fetch thee from thence: why should I be
Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these deprived also of you both in one day?
two times: he took away my birthright; 46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am
and, behold, now he hath taken away my weary of my life because of the daughters
blessing. And he said, Hast thou not re- of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the
served a blessing for me? daughters of Heth, such as these which
37 And Isaac answered and said unto are of the daughters of the land, what
Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, good shall my life do me?
and all his brethren have I given to him
for servants; and with corn and wine CHAPTER 28
have I sustained him: and what shall I do 1 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed
now unto thee, my son? him, and charged him, and said unto
38 And Esau said unto his father, Hast him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the
thou but one blessing, my father? bless daughters of Canaan.
me, even me also, O my father. And Esau 2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house
lifted up his voice, and wept. of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take
39 And Isaac his father answered and thee a wife from thence of the daughters
said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall of Laban thy mother's brother.
be the fatness of the earth, and of the 3 And God Almighty bless thee, and
dew of heaven from above; make thee fruitful, and multiply thee,
40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, that thou mayest be a multitude of peo-
and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall ple;
come to pass when thou shalt have the 4 And give thee the blessing of Abra-
dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke ham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee;
from off thy neck. that thou mayest inherit the land
41 ¶ And Esau hated Jacob because of wherein thou art a stranger, which God
the blessing wherewith his father blessed gave unto Abraham.
him: and Esau said in his heart, The days 5 And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he

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went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of 16 ¶ And Jacob awaked out of his sleep,
Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Re- and he said, Surely the LORD is in this
bekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother. place; and I knew it not.
6 ¶ When Esau saw that Isaac had 17 And he was afraid, and said, How
blessed Jacob, and sent him away to dreadful is this place! this is none other
Padan-aram, to take him a wife from but the house of God, and this is the gate
thence; and that as he blessed him he of heaven.
gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not 18 And Jacob rose up early in the
take a wife of the daughters of Canaan; morning, and took the stone that he had
7 And that Jacob obeyed his father and put for his pillows, and set it up for a pil-
his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; lar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
8 And Esau seeing that the daughters of 19 And he called the name of that place
Canaan pleased not Isaac his father; Beth-el: but the name of that city was
9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and called Luz at the first.
took unto the wives which he had Maha- 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If
lath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's God will be with me, and will keep me in
son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife. this way that I go, and will give me bread
10 ¶ And Jacob went out from Beer- to eat, and raiment to put on,
sheba, and went toward Haran. 21 So that I come again to my father's
11 And he lighted upon a certain place, house in peace; then shall the LORD be
and tarried there all night, because the my God:
sun was set; and he took of the stones of 22 And this stone, which I have set for a
that place, and put them for his pillows, pillar, shall be God's house: and of all
and lay down in that place to sleep. that thou shalt give me I will surely give
12 And he dreamed, and behold a lad- the tenth unto thee.
der set up on the earth, and the top of it
reached to heaven: and behold the angels CHAPTER 29
of God ascending and descending on it. 1 Then Jacob went on his journey, and
13 And, behold, the LORD stood above came into the land of the people of the
it, and said, I am the LORD God of east.
Abraham thy father, and the God of 2 And he looked, and behold a well in
Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee the field, and, lo, there were three flocks
will I give it, and to thy seed; of sheep lying by it; for out of that well
14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of they watered the flocks: and a great stone
the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad was upon the well's mouth.
to the west, and to the east, and to the 3 And thither were all the flocks gath-
north, and to the south: and in thee and ered: and they rolled the stone from the
in thy seed shall all the families of the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and
earth be blessed. put the stone again upon the well's
15 And, behold, I am with thee, and mouth in his place.
will keep thee in all places whither thou 4 And Jacob said unto them, My breth-
goest, and will bring thee again into this ren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Ha-
land; for I will not leave thee, until I have ran are we.
done that which I have spoken to thee of. 5 And he said unto them, Know ye La-

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ban the son of Nahor? And they said, We name of the elder was Leah, and the
know him. name of the younger was Rachel.
6 And he said unto them, Is he well? 17 Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel
And they said, He is well: and, behold, was beautiful and well favoured.
Rachel his daughter cometh with the 18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I
sheep. will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy
7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, younger daughter.
neither is it time that the cattle should be 19 And Laban said, It is better that I
gathered together: water ye the sheep, give her to thee, than that I should give
and go and feed them. her to another man: abide with me.
8 And they said, We cannot, until all 20 And Jacob served seven years for Ra-
the flocks be gathered together, and till chel; and they seemed unto him but a
they roll the stone from the well's mouth; few days, for the love he had to her.
then we water the sheep. 21 ¶ And Jacob said unto Laban, Give
9 ¶ And while he yet spake with them, me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that
Rachel came with her father's sheep: for I may go in unto her.
she kept them. 22 And Laban gathered together all the
10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw men of the place, and made a feast.
Rachel the daughter of Laban his 23 And it came to pass in the evening,
mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban that he took Leah his daughter, and
his mother's brother, that Jacob went brought her to him; and he went in unto
near, and rolled the stone from the well's her.
mouth, and watered the flock of Laban 24 And Laban gave unto his daughter
his mother's brother. Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.
11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted 25 And it came to pass, that in the
up his voice, and wept. morning, behold, it was Leah: and he
12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was said to Laban, What is this thou hast
her father's brother, and that he was Re- done unto me? did not I serve with thee
bekah's son: and she ran and told her fa- for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou be-
ther. guiled me?
13 And it came to pass, when Laban 26 And Laban said, It must not be so
heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, done in our country, to give the younger
that he ran to meet him, and embraced before the firstborn.
him, and kissed him, and brought him to 27 Fulfil her week, and we will give
his house. And he told Laban all these thee this also for the service which thou
things. shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
14 And Laban said to him, Surely thou 28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her
art my bone and my flesh. And he abode week: and he gave him Rachel his daugh-
with him the space of a month. ter to wife also.
15 ¶ And Laban said unto Jacob, Be- 29 And Laban gave to Rachel his
cause thou art my brother, shouldest daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her
thou therefore serve me for nought? tell maid.
me, what shall thy wages be? 30 And he went in also unto Rachel,
16 And Laban had two daughters: the and he loved also Rachel more than

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Leah, and served with him yet seven me, and hath also heard my voice, and
other years. hath given me a son: therefore called she
31 ¶ And when the LORD saw that his name Dan.
Leah was hated, he opened her womb: 7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived
but Rachel was barren. again, and bare Jacob a second son.
32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, 8 And Rachel said, With great wres-
and she called his name Reuben: for she tlings have I wrestled with my sister, and
said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon I have prevailed: and she called his name
my affliction; now therefore my husband Naphtali.
will love me. 9 When Leah saw that she had left
33 And she conceived again, and bare a bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and
son; and said, Because the LORD hath gave her Jacob to wife.
heard that I was hated, he hath therefore 10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a
given me this son also: and she called his son.
name Simeon. 11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and
34 And she conceived again, and bare a she called his name Gad.
son; and said, Now this time will my 12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a
husband be joined unto me, because I second son.
have born him three sons: therefore was 13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the
his name called Levi. daughters will call me blessed: and she
35 And she conceived again, and bare a called his name Asher.
son: and she said, Now will I praise the 14 ¶ And Reuben went in the days of
LORD: therefore she called his name wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in
Judah; and left bearing. the field, and brought them unto his
mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah,
CHAPTER 30 Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's man-
1 And when Rachel saw that she bare drakes.
Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sis- 15 And she said unto her, Is it a small
ter; and said unto Jacob, Give me chil- matter that thou hast taken my husband?
dren, or else I die. and wouldest thou take away my son's
2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against mandrakes also? And Rachel said, There-
Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, fore he shall lie with thee to night for thy
who hath withheld from thee the fruit of son's mandrakes.
the womb? 16 And Jacob came out of the field in
3 And she said, Behold my maid Bil- the evening, and Leah went out to meet
hah, go in unto her; and she shall bear him, and said, Thou must come in unto
upon my knees, that I may also have me; for surely I have hired thee with my
children by her. son's mandrakes. And he lay with her
4 And she gave him Bilhah her hand- that night.
maid to wife: and Jacob went in unto 17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and
her. she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth
5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob son.
a son. 18 And Leah said, God hath given me
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to my husband: and she called his name And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me
Issachar. any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for
19 And Leah conceived again, and bare me, I will again feed and keep thy flock:
Jacob the sixth son. 32 I will pass through all thy flock to
20 And Leah said, God hath endued day, removing from thence all the speck-
me with a good dowry; now will my hus- led and spotted cattle, and all the brown
band dwell with me, because I have born cattle among the sheep, and the spotted
him six sons: and she called his name and speckled among the goats: and of
Zebulun. such shall be my hire.
21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, 33 So shall my righteousness answer for
and called her name Dinah. me in time to come, when it shall come
22 ¶ And God remembered Rachel, for my hire before thy face: every one
and God hearkened to her, and opened that is not speckled and spotted among
her womb. the goats, and brown among the sheep,
23 And she conceived, and bare a son; that shall be counted stolen with me.
and said, God hath taken away my re- 34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it
proach: might be according to thy word.
24 And she called his name Joseph; and 35 And he removed that day the he
said, The LORD shall add to me another goats that were ringstraked and spotted,
son. and all the she goats that were speckled
25 ¶ And it came to pass, when Rachel and spotted, and every one that had some
had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto white in it, and all the brown among the
Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto sheep, and gave them into the hand of his
mine own place, and to my country. sons.
26 Give me my wives and my children, 36 And he set three days' journey be-
for whom I have served thee, and let me twixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed
go: for thou knowest my service which I the rest of Laban's flocks.
have done thee. 37 ¶ And Jacob took him rods of green
27 And Laban said unto him, I pray poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree;
thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, and pilled white strakes in them, and
tarry: for I have learned by experience made the white appear which was in the
that the LORD hath blessed me for thy rods.
sake. 38 And he set the rods which he had
28 And he said, Appoint me thy wages, pilled before the flocks in the gutters in
and I will give it. the watering troughs when the flocks
29 And he said unto him, Thou know- came to drink, that they should conceive
est how I have served thee, and how thy when they came to drink.
cattle was with me. 39 And the flocks conceived before the
30 For it was little which thou hadst be- rods, and brought forth cattle
fore I came, and it is now increased unto ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.
a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed 40 And Jacob did separate the lambs,
thee since my coming: and now when and set the faces of the flocks toward the
shall I provide for mine own house also? ringstraked, and all the brown in the
31 And he said, What shall I give thee? flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks

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by themselves, and put them not unto 10 And it came to pass at the time that
Laban's cattle. the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine
41 And it came to pass, whensoever the eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold,
stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob the rams which leaped upon the cattle
laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.
in the gutters, that they might conceive 11 And the angel of God spake unto
among the rods. me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said,
42 But when the cattle were feeble, he Here am I.
put them not in: so the feebler were La- 12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes,
ban's, and the stronger Jacob's. and see, all the rams which leap upon the
43 And the man increased exceedingly, cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and
and had much cattle, and maidservants, grisled: for I have seen all that Laban
and menservants, and camels, and asses. doeth unto thee.
13 I am the God of Beth-el, where thou
CHAPTER 31 anointedst the pillar, and where thou
1 And he heard the words of Laban's vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get
sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all thee out from this land, and return unto
that was our father's; and of that which the land of thy kindred.
was our father's hath he gotten all this 14 And Rachel and Leah answered and
glory. said unto him, Is there yet any portion or
2 And Jacob beheld the countenance of inheritance for us in our father's house?
Laban, and, behold, it was not toward 15 Are we not counted of him strang-
him as before. ers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite
3 And the LORD said unto Jacob, Re- devoured also our money.
turn unto the land of thy fathers, and to 16 For all the riches which God hath
thy kindred; and I will be with thee. taken from our father, that is our's, and
4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel and our children's: now then, whatsoever
Leah to the field unto his flock, God hath said unto thee, do.
5 And said unto them, I see your fa- 17 ¶ Then Jacob rose up, and set his
ther's countenance, that it is not toward sons and his wives upon camels;
me as before; but the God of my father 18 And he carried away all his cattle,
hath been with me. and all his goods which he had gotten,
6 And ye know that with all my power I the cattle of his getting, which he had
have served your father. gotten in Padan-aram, for to go to Isaac
7 And your father hath deceived me, his father in the land of Canaan.
and changed my wages ten times; but 19 And Laban went to shear his sheep:
God suffered him not to hurt me. and Rachel had stolen the images that
8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be were her father's.
thy wages; then all the cattle bare speck- 20 And Jacob stole away unawares to
led: and if he said thus, The ringstraked Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not
shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle that he fled.
ringstraked. 21 So he fled with all that he had; and
9 Thus God hath taken away the cattle he rose up, and passed over the river, and
of your father, and given them to me. set his face toward the mount Gilead.

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22 And it was told Laban on the third that Rachel had stolen them.
day that Jacob was fled. 33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent,
23 And he took his brethren with him, and into Leah's tent, and into the two
and pursued after him seven days' jour- maidservants' tents; but he found them
ney; and they overtook him in the mount not. Then went he out of Leah's tent,
Gilead. and entered into Rachel's tent.
24 And God came to Laban the Syrian 34 Now Rachel had taken the images,
in a dream by night, and said unto him, and put them in the camel's furniture,
Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob and sat upon them. And Laban searched
either good or bad. all the tent, but found them not.
25 ¶ Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now 35 And she said to her father, Let it not
Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: displease my lord that I cannot rise up
and Laban with his brethren pitched in before thee; for the custom of women is
the mount of Gilead. upon me. And he searched, but found
26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast not the images.
thou done, that thou hast stolen away 36 ¶ And Jacob was wroth, and chode
unawares to me, and carried away my with Laban: and Jacob answered and said
daughters, as captives taken with the to Laban, What is my trespass? what is
sword? my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued
27 Wherefore didst thou flee away se- after me?
cretly, and steal away from me; and didst 37 Whereas thou hast searched all my
not tell me, that I might have sent thee stuff, what hast thou found of all thy
away with mirth, and with songs, with household stuff? set it here before my
tabret, and with harp? brethren and thy brethren, that they may
28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my judge betwixt us both.
sons and my daughters? thou hast now 38 This twenty years have I been with
done foolishly in so doing. thee; thy ewes and thy she goats have not
29 It is in the power of my hand to do cast their young, and the rams of thy
you hurt: but the God of your father flock have I not eaten.
spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take 39 That which was torn of beasts I
thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of
either good or bad. it; of my hand didst thou require it,
30 And now, though thou wouldest whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.
needs be gone, because thou sore 40 Thus I was; in the day the drought
longedst after thy father's house, yet consumed me, and the frost by night;
wherefore hast thou stolen my gods? and my sleep departed from mine eyes.
31 And Jacob answered and said to La- 41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy
ban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Per- house; I served thee fourteen years for
adventure thou wouldest take by force thy two daughters, and six years for thy
thy daughters from me. cattle: and thou hast changed my wages
32 With whomsoever thou findest thy ten times.
gods, let him not live: before our breth- 42 Except the God of my father, the
ren discern thou what is thine with me, God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac,
and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not had been with me, surely thou hadst sent

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me away now empty. God hath seen of his father Isaac.


mine affliction and the labour of my 54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon
hands, and rebuked thee yesternight. the mount, and called his brethren to eat
43 ¶ And Laban answered and said bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried
unto Jacob, These daughters are my all night in the mount.
daughters, and these children are my 55 And early in the morning Laban
children, and these cattle are my cattle, rose up, and kissed his sons and his
and all that thou seest is mine: and what daughters, and blessed them: and Laban
can I do this day unto these my daugh- departed, and returned unto his place.
ters, or unto their children which they
have born? CHAPTER 32
44 Now therefore come thou, let us 1 And Jacob went on his way, and the
make a covenant, I and thou; and let it angels of God met him.
be for a witness between me and thee. 2 And when Jacob saw them, he said,
45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it This is God's host: and he called the
up for a pillar. name of that place Mahanaim.
46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, 3 And Jacob sent messengers before
Gather stones; and they took stones, and him to Esau his brother unto the land of
made an heap: and they did eat there Seir, the country of Edom.
upon the heap. 4 And he commanded them, saying,
47 And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau;
but Jacob called it Galeed. Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have so-
48 And Laban said, This heap is a wit- journed with Laban, and stayed there un-
ness between me and thee this day. til now:
Therefore was the name of it called 5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks,
Galeed; and menservants, and womenservants:
49 And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD and I have sent to tell my lord, that I
watch between me and thee, when we are may find grace in thy sight.
absent one from another. 6 ¶ And the messengers returned to
50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother
if thou shalt take other wives beside my Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee,
daughters, no man is with us; see, God is and four hundred men with him.
witness betwixt me and thee. 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and dis-
51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold tressed: and he divided the people that
this heap, and behold this pillar, which I was with him, and the flocks, and herds,
have cast betwixt me and thee; and the camels, into two bands;
52 This heap be witness, and this pillar 8 And said, If Esau come to the one
be witness, that I will not pass over this company, and smite it, then the other
heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass company which is left shall escape.
over this heap and this pillar unto me, for 9 ¶ And Jacob said, O God of my fa-
harm. ther Abraham, and God of my father
53 The God of Abraham, and the God Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me,
of Nahor, the God of their father, judge Return unto thy country, and to thy kin-
betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear dred, and I will deal well with thee:

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10 I am not worthy of the least of all goeth before me, and afterward I will see
the mercies, and of all the truth, which his face; peradventure he will accept of
thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for me.
with my staff I passed over this Jordan; 21 So went the present over before him:
and now I am become two bands. and himself lodged that night in the
11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the company.
hand of my brother, from the hand of 22 And he rose up that night, and took
Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come his two wives, and his two womenser-
and smite me, and the mother with the vants, and his eleven sons, and passed
children. over the ford Jabbok.
12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee 23 And he took them, and sent them
good, and make thy seed as the sand of over the brook, and sent over that he
the sea, which cannot be numbered for had.
multitude. 24 ¶ And Jacob was left alone; and
13 ¶ And he lodged there that same there wrestled a man with him until the
night; and took of that which came to his breaking of the day.
hand a present for Esau his brother; 25 And when he saw that he prevailed
14 Two hundred she goats, and twenty not against him, he touched the hollow
he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's
rams, thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled
15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, with him.
forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she 26 And he said, Let me go, for the day
asses, and ten foals. breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee
16 And he delivered them into the hand go, except thou bless me.
of his servants, every drove by them- 27 And he said unto him, What is thy
selves; and said unto his servants, Pass name? And he said, Jacob.
over before me, and put a space betwixt 28 And he said, Thy name shall be
drove and drove. called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a
17 And he commanded the foremost, prince hast thou power with God and
saying, When Esau my brother meeteth with men, and hast prevailed.
thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell
thou? and whither goest thou? and whose me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said,
are these before thee? Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after
18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy ser- my name? And he blessed him there.
vant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my 30 And Jacob called the name of the
lord Esau: and, behold, also he is behind place Peniel: for I have seen God face to
us. face, and my life is preserved.
19 And so commanded he the second, 31 And as he passed over Penuel the
and the third, and all that followed the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon
droves, saying, On this manner shall ye his thigh.
speak unto Esau, when ye find him. 32 Therefore the children of Israel eat
20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy not of the sinew which shrank, which is
servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this
will appease him with the present that day: because he touched the hollow of

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Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank. graciously with me, and because I have
enough. And he urged him, and he took
CHAPTER 33 it.
1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and 12 And he said, Let us take our journey,
looked, and, behold, Esau came, and and let us go, and I will go before thee.
with him four hundred men. And he di- 13 And he said unto him, My lord
vided the children unto Leah, and unto knoweth that the children are tender, and
Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. the flocks and herds with young are with
2 And he put the handmaids and their me: and if men should overdrive them
children foremost, and Leah and her one day, all the flock will die.
children after, and Rachel and Joseph 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over
hindermost. before his servant: and I will lead on
3 And he passed over before them, and softly, according as the cattle that goeth
bowed himself to the ground seven times, before me and the children be able to
until he came near to his brother. endure, until I come unto my lord unto
4 And Esau ran to meet him, and em- Seir.
braced him, and fell on his neck, and 15 And Esau said, Let me now leave
kissed him: and they wept. with thee some of the folk that are with
5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the me. And he said, What needeth it? let me
women and the children; and said, Who find grace in the sight of my lord.
are those with thee? And he said, The 16 ¶ So Esau returned that day on his
children which God hath graciously way unto Seir.
given thy servant. 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth,
6 Then the handmaidens came near, and built him an house, and made
they and their children, and they bowed booths for his cattle: therefore the name
themselves. of the place is called Succoth.
7 And Leah also with her children came 18 ¶ And Jacob came to Shalem, a city
near, and bowed themselves: and after of Shechem, which is in the land of Ca-
came Joseph near and Rachel, and they naan, when he came from Padan-aram;
bowed themselves. and pitched his tent before the city.
8 And he said, What meanest thou by 19 And he bought a parcel of a field,
all this drove which I met? And he said, where he had spread his tent, at the hand
These are to find grace in the sight of my of the children of Hamor, Shechem's fa-
lord. ther, for an hundred pieces of money.
9 And Esau said, I have enough, my 20 And he erected there an altar, and
brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself. called it El-elohe-Israel.
10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if
now I have found grace in thy sight, then CHAPTER 34
receive my present at my hand: for there- 1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah,
fore I have seen thy face, as though I had which she bare unto Jacob, went out to
seen the face of God, and thou wast see the daughters of the land.
pleased with me. 2 And when Shechem the son of
11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country,
brought to thee; because God hath dealt saw her, he took her, and lay with her,

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and defiled her. not do this thing, to give our sister to one
3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the that is uncircumcised; for that were a re-
daughter of Jacob, and he loved the dam- proach unto us:
sel, and spake kindly unto the damsel. 15 But in this will we consent unto
4 And Shechem spake unto his father you: If ye will be as we be, that every
Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to male of you be circumcised;
wife. 16 Then will we give our daughters
5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled unto you, and we will take your daugh-
Dinah his daughter: now his sons were ters to us, and we will dwell with you,
with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held and we will become one people.
his peace until they were come. 17 But if ye will not hearken unto us,
6 ¶ And Hamor the father of Shechem to be circumcised; then will we take our
went out unto Jacob to commune with daughter, and we will be gone.
him. 18 And their words pleased Hamor, and
7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the Shechem Hamor's son.
field when they heard it: and the men 19 And the young man deferred not to
were grieved, and they were very wroth, do the thing, because he had delight in
because he had wrought folly in Israel in Jacob's daughter: and he was more hon-
lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ourable than all the house of his father.
ought not to be done. 20 ¶ And Hamor and Shechem his son
8 And Hamor communed with them, came unto the gate of their city, and
saying, The soul of my son Shechem lon- communed with the men of their city,
geth for your daughter: I pray you give saying,
her him to wife. 21 These men are peaceable with us;
9 And make ye marriages with us, and therefore let them dwell in the land, and
give your daughters unto us, and take our trade therein; for the land, behold, it is
daughters unto you. large enough for them; let us take their
10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the daughters to us for wives, and let us give
land shall be before you; dwell and trade them our daughters.
ye therein, and get you possessions 22 Only herein will the men consent
therein. unto us for to dwell with us, to be one
11 And Shechem said unto her father people, if every male among us be cir-
and unto her brethren, Let me find grace cumcised, as they are circumcised.
in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto 23 Shall not their cattle and their sub-
me I will give. stance and every beast of their's be our's?
12 Ask me never so much dowry and only let us consent unto them, and they
gift, and I will give according as ye shall will dwell with us.
say unto me: but give me the damsel to 24 And unto Hamor and unto She-
wife. chem his son hearkened all that went out
13 And the sons of Jacob answered She- of the gate of his city; and every male was
chem and Hamor his father deceitfully, circumcised, all that went out of the gate
and said, because he had defiled Dinah of his city.
their sister: 25 ¶ And it came to pass on the third
14 And they said unto them, We can- day, when they were sore, that two of the

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sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's I went.


brethren, took each man his sword, and 4 And they gave unto Jacob all the
came upon the city boldly, and slew all strange gods which were in their hand,
the males. and all their earrings which were in their
26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak
his son with the edge of the sword, and which was by Shechem.
took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and 5 And they journeyed: and the terror of
went out. God was upon the cities that were round
27 The sons of Jacob came upon the about them, and they did not pursue af-
slain, and spoiled the city, because they ter the sons of Jacob.
had defiled their sister. 6 ¶ So Jacob came to Luz, which is in
28 They took their sheep, and their the land of Canaan, that is, Beth-el, he
oxen, and their asses, and that which was and all the people that were with him.
in the city, and that which was in the 7 And he built there an altar, and called
field, the place El-beth-el: because there God
29 And all their wealth, and all their lit- appeared unto him, when he fled from
tle ones, and their wives took they cap- the face of his brother.
tive, and spoiled even all that was in the 8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died,
house. and she was buried beneath Beth-el un-
30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, der an oak: and the name of it was called
Ye have troubled me to make me to stink Allon-bachuth.
among the inhabitants of the land, 9 ¶ And God appeared unto Jacob
among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: again, when he came out of Padan-aram,
and I being few in number, they shall and blessed him.
gather themselves together against me, 10 And God said unto him, Thy name
and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any
and my house. more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name:
31 And they said, Should he deal with and he called his name Israel.
our sister as with an harlot? 11 And God said unto him, I am God
Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a na-
CHAPTER 35 tion and a company of nations shall be of
1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go thee, and kings shall come out of thy
up to Beth-el, and dwell there: and make loins;
there an altar unto God, that appeared 12 And the land which I gave Abraham
unto thee when thou fleddest from the and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy
face of Esau thy brother. seed after thee will I give the land.
2 Then Jacob said unto his household, 13 And God went up from him in the
and to all that were with him, Put away place where he talked with him.
the strange gods that are among you, and 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place
be clean, and change your garments: where he talked with him, even a pillar of
3 And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; stone: and he poured a drink offering
and I will make there an altar unto God, thereon, and he poured oil thereon.
who answered me in the day of my dis- 15 And Jacob called the name of the
tress, and was with me in the way which place where God spake with him, Beth-

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el. being old and full of days: and his sons


16 ¶ And they journeyed from Beth-el; Esau and Jacob buried him.
and there was but a little way to come to
Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she CHAPTER 36
had hard labour. 1 Now these are the generations of
17 And it came to pass, when she was Esau, who is Edom.
in hard labour, that the midwife said 2 Esau took his wives of the daughters
unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon
son also. the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daugh-
18 And it came to pass, as her soul was ter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the
in departing, (for she died) that she Hivite;
called his name Ben-oni: but his father 3 And Bashemath Ishmael's daughter,
called him Benjamin. sister of Nebajoth.
19 And Rachel died, and was buried in 4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and
the way to Ephrath, which is Beth-lehem. Bashemath bare Reuel;
20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her 5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and
grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of
unto this day. Esau, which were born unto him in the
21 ¶ And Israel journeyed, and spread land of Canaan.
his tent beyond the tower of Edar. 6 And Esau took his wives, and his
22 And it came to pass, when Israel sons, and his daughters, and all the per-
dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and sons of his house, and his cattle, and all
lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: his beasts, and all his substance, which he
and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob had got in the land of Canaan; and went
were twelve: into the country from the face of his
23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's brother Jacob.
firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and 7 For their riches were more than that
Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: they might dwell together; and the land
24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and wherein they were strangers could not
Benjamin: bear them because of their cattle.
25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's 8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau
handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: is Edom.
26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's 9 ¶ And these are the generations of
handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the Esau the father of the Edomites in
sons of Jacob, which were born to him in mount Seir:
Padan-aram. 10 These are the names of Esau's sons;
27 ¶ And Jacob came unto Isaac his fa- Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau,
ther unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of
which is Hebron, where Abraham and Esau.
Isaac sojourned. 11 And the sons of Eliphaz were Te-
28 And the days of Isaac were an hun- man, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and
dred and fourscore years. Kenaz.
29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, and 12 And Timna was concubine to
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Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this was
Adah Esau's wife. that Anah that found the mules in the
13 And these are the sons of Reuel; Na- wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon
hath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: his father.
these were the sons of Bashemath Esau's 25 And the children of Anah were
wife. these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the
14 ¶ And these were the sons of Aholi- daughter of Anah.
bamah, the daughter of Anah the daugh- 26 And these are the children of Dis-
ter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare hon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran,
to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah. and Cheran.
15 ¶ These were dukes of the sons of 27 The children of Ezer are these; Bil-
Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the firstborn han, and Zaavan, and Akan.
son of Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, 28 The children of Dishan are these;
duke Zepho, duke Kenaz, Uz, and Aran.
16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke 29 These are the dukes that came of the
Amalek: these are the dukes that came of Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke
Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these were Zibeon, duke Anah,
the sons of Adah. 30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dis-
17 ¶ And these are the sons of Reuel han: these are the dukes that came of
Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, Hori, among their dukes in the land of
duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these are Seir.
the dukes that came of Reuel in the land 31 ¶ And these are the kings that
of Edom; these are the sons of Bashe- reigned in the land of Edom, before there
math Esau's wife. reigned any king over the children of Is-
18 ¶ And these are the sons of Aholi- rael.
bamah Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke 32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned in
Jaalam, duke Korah: these were the dukes Edom: and the name of his city was
that came of Aholibamah the daughter of Dinhabah.
Anah, Esau's wife. 33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of
19 These are the sons of Esau, who is Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.
Edom, and these are their dukes. 34 And Jobab died, and Husham of the
20 ¶ These are the sons of Seir the land of Temani reigned in his stead.
Horite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, 35 And Husham died, and Hadad the
and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the
21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and
these are the dukes of the Horites, the the name of his city was Avith.
children of Seir in the land of Edom. 36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of
22 And the children of Lotan were Hori Masrekah reigned in his stead.
and Hemam; and Lotan's sister was 37 And Samlah died, and Saul of
Timna. Rehoboth by the river reigned in his
23 And the children of Shobal were stead.
these; Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, 38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan the
Shepho, and Onam. son of Achbor reigned in his stead.
24 And these are the children of 39 And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor

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died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and
the name of his city was Pau; and his also stood upright; and, behold, your
wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter sheaves stood round about, and made
of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. obeisance to my sheaf.
40 And these are the names of the 8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt
dukes that came of Esau, according to thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou
their families, after their places, by their indeed have dominion over us? And they
names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke hated him yet the more for his dreams,
Jetheth, and for his words.
41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke 9 ¶ And he dreamed yet another dream,
Pinon, and told it his brethren, and said, Be-
42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke hold, I have dreamed a dream more; and,
Mibzar, behold, the sun and the moon and the
43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these be eleven stars made obeisance to me.
the dukes of Edom, according to their 10 And he told it to his father, and to
habitations in the land of their posses- his brethren: and his father rebuked him,
sion: he is Esau the father of the and said unto him, What is this dream
Edomites. that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy
mother and thy brethren indeed come to
CHAPTER 37 bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
1 And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein 11 And his brethren envied him; but
his father was a stranger, in the land of his father observed the saying.
Canaan. 12 ¶ And his brethren went to feed
2 These are the generations of Jacob. their father's flock in Shechem.
Joseph, being seventeen years old, was 13 And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not
feeding the flock with his brethren; and thy brethren feed the flock in Shechem?
the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and come, and I will send thee unto them.
with the sons of Zilpah, his father's And he said to him, Here am I.
wives: and Joseph brought unto his father 14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee,
their evil report. see whether it be well with thy brethren,
3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all and well with the flocks; and bring me
his children, because he was the son of word again. So he sent him out of the
his old age: and he made him a coat of vale of Hebron, and he came to She-
many colours. chem.
4 And when his brethren saw that their 15 ¶ And a certain man found him,
father loved him more than all his breth- and, behold, he was wandering in the
ren, they hated him, and could not speak field: and the man asked him, saying,
peaceably unto him. What seekest thou?
5 ¶ And Joseph dreamed a dream, and 16 And he said, I seek my brethren: tell
he told it his brethren: and they hated me, I pray thee, where they feed their
him yet the more. flocks.
6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray 17 And the man said, They are de-
you, this dream which I have dreamed: parted hence; for I heard them say, Let us
7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his

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brethren, and found them in Dothan. ver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
18 And when they saw him afar off, 29 ¶ And Reuben returned unto the
even before he came near unto them, pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the
they conspired against him to slay him. pit; and he rent his clothes.
19 And they said one to another, Be- 30 And he returned unto his brethren,
hold, this dreamer cometh. and said, The child is not; and I, whither
20 Come now therefore, and let us slay shall I go?
him, and cast him into some pit, and we 31 And they took Joseph's coat, and
will say, Some evil beast hath devoured killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the
him: and we shall see what will become coat in the blood;
of his dreams. 32 And they sent the coat of many col-
21 And Reuben heard it, and he deliv- ours, and they brought it to their father;
ered him out of their hands; and said, Let and said, This have we found: know now
us not kill him. whether it be thy son's coat or no.
22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed 33 And he knew it, and said, It is my
no blood, but cast him into this pit that son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured
is in the wilderness, and lay no hand him; Joseph is without doubt rent in
upon him; that he might rid him out of pieces.
their hands, to deliver him to his father 34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put
again. sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned
23 ¶ And it came to pass, when Joseph for his son many days.
was come unto his brethren, that they 35 And all his sons and all his daughters
stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of rose up to comfort him; but he refused to
many colours that was on him; be comforted; and he said, For I will go
24 And they took him, and cast him down into the grave unto my son
into a pit: and the pit was empty, there mourning. Thus his father wept for him.
was no water in it. 36 And the Midianites sold him into
25 And they sat down to eat bread: and Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Phar-
they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, aoh's, and captain of the guard.
behold, a company of Ishmeelites came
from Gilead with their camels bearing CHAPTER 38
spicery and balm and myrrh, going to 1 And it came to pass at that time, that
carry it down to Egypt. Judah went down from his brethren, and
26 And Judah said unto his brethren, turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose
What profit is it if we slay our brother, name was Hirah.
and conceal his blood? 2 And Judah saw there a daughter of a
27 Come, and let us sell him to the certain Canaanite, whose name was
Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be Shuah; and he took her, and went in
upon him; for he is our brother and our unto her.
flesh. And his brethren were content. 3 And she conceived, and bare a son;
28 Then there passed by Midianites and he called his name Er.
merchantmen; and they drew and lifted 4 And she conceived again, and bare a
up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph son; and she called his name Onan.
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a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was his daughter in law.) And she said,
was at Chezib, when she bare him. What wilt thou give me, that thou may-
6 And Judah took a wife for Er his est come in unto me?
firstborn, whose name was Tamar. 17 And he said, I will send thee a kid
7 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou
in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD give me a pledge, till thou send it?
slew him. 18 And he said, What pledge shall I
8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and
unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, thy bracelets, and thy staff that is in thine
and raise up seed to thy brother. hand. And he gave it her, and came in
9 And Onan knew that the seed should unto her, and she conceived by him.
not be his; and it came to pass, when he 19 And she arose, and went away, and
went in unto his brother's wife, that he laid by her vail from her, and put on the
spilled it on the ground, lest that he garments of her widowhood.
should give seed to his brother. 20 And Judah sent the kid by the hand
10 And the thing which he did dis- of his friend the Adullamite, to receive
pleased the LORD: wherefore he slew his pledge from the woman's hand: but
him also. he found her not.
11 Then said Judah to Tamar his 21 Then he asked the men of that
daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy place, saying, Where is the harlot, that
father's house, till Shelah my son be was openly by the way side? And they
grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he said, There was no harlot in this place.
die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar 22 And he returned to Judah, and said,
went and dwelt in her father's house. I cannot find her; and also the men of
12 ¶ And in process of time the daugh- the place said, that there was no harlot in
ter of Shuah Judah's wife died; and Judah this place.
was comforted, and went up unto his 23 And Judah said, Let her take it to
sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this
friend Hirah the Adullamite. kid, and thou hast not found her.
13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Be- 24 ¶ And it came to pass about three
hold thy father in law goeth up to Tim- months after, that it was told Judah, say-
nath to shear his sheep. ing, Tamar thy daughter in law hath
14 And she put her widow's garments played the harlot; and also, behold, she is
off from her, and covered her with a vail, with child by whoredom. And Judah
and wrapped herself, and sat in an open said, Bring her forth, and let her be
place, which is by the way to Timnath; burnt.
for she saw that Shelah was grown, and 25 When she was brought forth, she
she was not given unto him to wife. sent to her father in law, saying, By the
15 When Judah saw her, he thought her man, whose these are, am I with child:
to be an harlot; because she had covered and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose
her face. are these, the signet, and bracelets, and
16 And he turned unto her by the way, staff.
and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come 26 And Judah acknowledged them, and
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I; because that I gave her not to Shelah hand; and he knew not ought he had,
my son. And he knew her again no more. save the bread which he did eat. And Jo-
27 ¶ And it came to pass in the time of seph was a goodly person, and well fa-
her travail, that, behold, twins were in her voured.
womb. 7 ¶ And it came to pass after these
28 And it came to pass, when she tra- things, that his master's wife cast her eyes
vailed, that the one put out his hand: and upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
the midwife took and bound upon his 8 But he refused, and said unto his
hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth
out first. not what is with me in the house, and he
29 And it came to pass, as he drew back hath committed all that he hath to my
his hand, that, behold, his brother came hand;
out: and she said, How hast thou broken 9 There is none greater in this house
forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore than I; neither hath he kept back any
his name was called Pharez. thing from me but thee, because thou art
30 And afterward came out his brother, his wife: how then can I do this great
that had the scarlet thread upon his wickedness, and sin against God?
hand: and his name was called Zarah. 10 And it came to pass, as she spake to
Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not
CHAPTER 39 unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
1 And Joseph was brought down to 11 And it came to pass about this time,
Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Phar- that Joseph went into the house to do his
aoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, business; and there was none of the men
bought him of the hands of the Ish- of the house there within.
meelites, which had brought him down 12 And she caught him by his garment,
thither. saying, Lie with me: and he left his gar-
2 And the LORD was with Joseph, and ment in her hand, and fled, and got him
he was a prosperous man; and he was in out.
the house of his master the Egyptian. 13 And it came to pass, when she saw
3 And his master saw that the LORD that he had left his garment in her hand,
was with him, and that the LORD made and was fled forth,
all that he did to prosper in his hand. 14 That she called unto the men of her
4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, house, and spake unto them, saying, See,
and he served him: and he made him he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to
overseer over his house, and all that he mock us; he came in unto me to lie with
had he put into his hand. me, and I cried with a loud voice:
5 And it came to pass from the time 15 And it came to pass, when he heard
that he had made him overseer in his that I lifted up my voice and cried, that
house, and over all that he had, that the he left his garment with me, and fled,
LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for and got him out.
Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the 16 And she laid up his garment by her,
LORD was upon all that he had in the until his lord came home.
house, and in the field. 17 And she spake unto him according
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vant, which thou hast brought unto us, 5 ¶ And they dreamed a dream both of
came in unto me to mock me: them, each man his dream in one night,
18 And it came to pass, as I lifted up each man according to the interpretation
my voice and cried, that he left his gar- of his dream, the butler and the baker of
ment with me, and fled out. the king of Egypt, which were bound in
19 And it came to pass, when his mas- the prison.
ter heard the words of his wife, which she 6 And Joseph came in unto them in the
spake unto him, saying, After this man- morning, and looked upon them, and,
ner did thy servant to me; that his wrath behold, they were sad.
was kindled. 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that
20 And Joseph's master took him, and were with him in the ward of his lord's
put him into the prison, a place where house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly
the king's prisoners were bound: and he to day?
was there in the prison. 8 And they said unto him, We have
21 ¶ But the LORD was with Joseph, dreamed a dream, and there is no inter-
and shewed him mercy, and gave him preter of it. And Joseph said unto them,
favour in the sight of the keeper of the Do not interpretations belong to God? tell
prison. me them, I pray you.
22 And the keeper of the prison com- 9 And the chief butler told his dream to
mitted to Joseph's hand all the prisoners Joseph, and said to him, In my dream,
that were in the prison; and whatsoever behold, a vine was before me;
they did there, he was the doer of it. 10 And in the vine were three branches:
23 The keeper of the prison looked not and it was as though it budded, and her
to any thing that was under his hand; be- blossoms shot forth; and the clusters
cause the LORD was with him, and that thereof brought forth ripe grapes:
which he did, the LORD made it to 11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my hand:
prosper. and I took the grapes, and pressed them
into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup
CHAPTER 40 into Pharaoh's hand.
1 And it came to pass after these things, 12 And Joseph said unto him, This is
that the butler of the king of Egypt and the interpretation of it: The three
his baker had offended their lord the king branches are three days:
of Egypt. 13 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh
2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two lift up thine head, and restore thee unto
of his officers, against the chief of the thy place: and thou shalt deliver Phar-
butlers, and against the chief of the bak- aoh's cup into his hand, after the former
ers. manner when thou wast his butler.
3 And he put them in ward in the 14 But think on me when it shall be
house of the captain of the guard, into well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray
the prison, the place where Joseph was thee, unto me, and make mention of me
bound. unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this
4 And the captain of the guard charged house:
Joseph with them, and he served them: 15 For indeed I was stolen away out of
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have I done nothing that they should put and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.
me into the dungeon. 5 And he slept and dreamed the second
16 When the chief baker saw that the time: and, behold, seven ears of corn
interpretation was good, he said unto Jo- came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
seph, I also was in my dream, and, be- 6 And, behold, seven thin ears and
hold, I had three white baskets on my blasted with the east wind sprung up af-
head: ter them.
17 And in the uppermost basket there 7 And the seven thin ears devoured the
was of all manner of bakemeats for Phar- seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh
aoh; and the birds did eat them out of awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.
the basket upon my head. 8 And it came to pass in the morning
18 And Joseph answered and said, This that his spirit was troubled; and he sent
is the interpretation thereof: The three and called for all the magicians of Egypt,
baskets are three days: and all the wise men thereof: and Phar-
19 Yet within three days shall Pharaoh aoh told them his dream; but there was
lift up thy head from off thee, and shall none that could interpret them unto
hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall Pharaoh.
eat thy flesh from off thee. 9 ¶ Then spake the chief butler unto
20 ¶ And it came to pass the third day, Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my
which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he faults this day:
made a feast unto all his servants: and he 10 Pharaoh was wroth with his ser-
lifted up the head of the chief butler and vants, and put me in ward in the captain
of the chief baker among his servants. of the guard's house, both me and the
21 And he restored the chief butler chief baker:
unto his butlership again; and he gave 11 And we dreamed a dream in one
the cup into Pharaoh's hand: night, I and he; we dreamed each man
22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Jo- according to the interpretation of his
seph had interpreted to them. dream.
23 Yet did not the chief butler remem- 12 And there was there with us a young
ber Joseph, but forgat him. man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain
of the guard; and we told him, and he
CHAPTER 41 interpreted to us our dreams; to each
1 And it came to pass at the end of two man according to his dream he did inter-
full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, pret.
behold, he stood by the river. 13 And it came to pass, as he inter-
2 And, behold, there came up out of preted to us, so it was; me he restored
the river seven well favoured kine and unto mine office, and him he hanged.
fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow. 14 ¶ Then Pharaoh sent and called Jo-
3 And, behold, seven other kine came seph, and they brought him hastily out of
up after them out of the river, ill fa- the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and
voured and leanfleshed; and stood by the changed his raiment, and came in unto
other kine upon the brink of the river. Pharaoh.
4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed 15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I
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that can interpret it: and I have heard say ken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to
of thee, that thou canst understand a do he sheweth unto Pharaoh.
dream to interpret it. 29 Behold, there come seven years of
16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, say- great plenty throughout all the land of
ing, It is not in me: God shall give Phar- Egypt:
aoh an answer of peace. 30 And there shall arise after them
17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In seven years of famine; and all the plenty
my dream, behold, I stood upon the shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt;
bank of the river: and the famine shall consume the land;
18 And, behold, there came up out of 31 And the plenty shall not be known
the river seven kine, fatfleshed and well in the land by reason of that famine fol-
favoured; and they fed in a meadow: lowing; for it shall be very grievous.
19 And, behold, seven other kine came 32 And for that the dream was doubled
up after them, poor and very ill favoured unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the
and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all thing is established by God, and God will
the land of Egypt for badness: shortly bring it to pass.
20 And the lean and the ill favoured 33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out
kine did eat up the first seven fat kine: a man discreet and wise, and set him over
21 And when they had eaten them up, the land of Egypt.
it could not be known that they had 34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him ap-
eaten them; but they were still ill fa- point officers over the land, and take up
voured, as at the beginning. So I awoke. the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the
22 And I saw in my dream, and, be- seven plenteous years.
hold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full 35 And let them gather all the food of
and good: those good years that come, and lay up
23 And, behold, seven ears, withered, corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let
thin, and blasted with the east wind, them keep food in the cities.
sprung up after them: 36 And that food shall be for store to
24 And the thin ears devoured the the land against the seven years of fam-
seven good ears: and I told this unto the ine, which shall be in the land of Egypt;
magicians; but there was none that could that the land perish not through the fam-
declare it to me. ine.
25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The 37 ¶ And the thing was good in the
dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his
shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. servants.
26 The seven good kine are seven years; 38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants,
and the seven good ears are seven years: Can we find such a one as this is, a man
the dream is one. in whom the Spirit of God is?
27 And the seven thin and ill favoured 39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, For-
kine that came up after them are seven asmuch as God hath shewed thee all this,
years; and the seven empty ears blasted there is none so discreet and wise as thou
with the east wind shall be seven years of art:
famine. 40 Thou shalt be over my house, and
28 This is the thing which I have spo- according unto thy word shall all my

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people be ruled: only in the throne will I 52 And the name of the second called
be greater than thou. he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to
41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. 53 ¶ And the seven years of plenteous-
42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from ness, that was in the land of Egypt, were
his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, ended.
and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, 54 And the seven years of dearth began
and put a gold chain about his neck; to come, according as Joseph had said:
43 And he made him to ride in the sec- and the dearth was in all lands; but in all
ond chariot which he had; and they cried the land of Egypt there was bread.
before him, Bow the knee: and he made 55 And when all the land of Egypt was
him ruler over all the land of Egypt. famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for
44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the
Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith
lift up his hand or foot in all the land of to you, do.
Egypt. 56 And the famine was over all the face
45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name of the earth: And Joseph opened all the
Zaphnath-paaneah; and he gave him to storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians;
wife Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah and the famine waxed sore in the land of
priest of On. And Joseph went out over Egypt.
all the land of Egypt. 57 And all countries came into Egypt to
46 ¶ And Joseph was thirty years old Joseph for to buy corn; because that the
when he stood before Pharaoh king of famine was so sore in all lands.
Egypt. And Joseph went out from the
presence of Pharaoh, and went through- CHAPTER 42
out all the land of Egypt. 1 Now when Jacob saw that there was
47 And in the seven plenteous years the corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons,
earth brought forth by handfuls. Why do ye look one upon another?
48 And he gathered up all the food of 2 And he said, Behold, I have heard
the seven years, which were in the land of that there is corn in Egypt: get you down
Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: thither, and buy for us from thence; that
the food of the field, which was round we may live, and not die.
about every city, laid he up in the same. 3 ¶ And Joseph's ten brethren went
49 And Joseph gathered corn as the down to buy corn in Egypt.
sand of the sea, very much, until he left 4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob
numbering; for it was without number. sent not with his brethren; for he said,
50 And unto Joseph were born two Lest peradventure mischief befall him.
sons before the years of famine came, 5 And the sons of Israel came to buy
which Asenath the daughter of Poti- corn among those that came: for the fam-
pherah priest of On bare unto him. ine was in the land of Canaan.
51 And Joseph called the name of the 6 And Joseph was the governor over the
firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, land, and he it was that sold to all the
hath made me forget all my toil, and all people of the land: and Joseph's brethren
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fore him with their faces to the earth. prison: go ye, carry corn for the famine
7 And Joseph saw his brethren, and he of your houses:
knew them, but made himself strange 20 But bring your youngest brother
unto them, and spake roughly unto unto me; so shall your words be verified,
them; and he said unto them, Whence and ye shall not die. And they did so.
come ye? And they said, From the land of 21 ¶ And they said one to another, We
Canaan to buy food. are verily guilty concerning our brother,
8 And Joseph knew his brethren, but in that we saw the anguish of his soul,
they knew not him. when he besought us, and we would not
9 And Joseph remembered the dreams hear; therefore is this distress come upon
which he dreamed of them, and said us.
unto them, Ye are spies; to see the na- 22 And Reuben answered them, saying,
kedness of the land ye are come. Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin
10 And they said unto him, Nay, my against the child; and ye would not hear?
lord, but to buy food are thy servants therefore, behold, also his blood is re-
come. quired.
11 We are all one man's sons; we are 23 And they knew not that Joseph un-
true men, thy servants are no spies. derstood them; for he spake unto them
12 And he said unto them, Nay, but to by an interpreter.
see the nakedness of the land ye are 24 And he turned himself about from
come. them, and wept; and returned to them
13 And they said, Thy servants are again, and communed with them, and
twelve brethren, the sons of one man in took from them Simeon, and bound him
the land of Canaan; and, behold, the before their eyes.
youngest is this day with our father, and 25 ¶ Then Joseph commanded to fill
one is not. their sacks with corn, and to restore every
14 And Joseph said unto them, That is man's money into his sack, and to give
it that I spake unto you, saying, Ye are them provision for the way: and thus did
spies: he unto them.
15 Hereby ye shall be proved: By the 26 And they laded their asses with the
life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth corn, and departed thence.
hence, except your youngest brother 27 And as one of them opened his sack
come hither. to give his ass provender in the inn, he
16 Send one of you, and let him fetch espied his money; for, behold, it was in
your brother, and ye shall be kept in his sack's mouth.
prison, that your words may be proved, 28 And he said unto his brethren, My
whether there be any truth in you: or else money is restored; and, lo, it is even in
by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies. my sack: and their heart failed them, and
17 And he put them all together into they were afraid, saying one to another,
ward three days. What is this that God hath done unto us?
18 And Joseph said unto them the third 29 ¶ And they came unto Jacob their
day, This do, and live; for I fear God: father unto the land of Canaan, and told
19 If ye be true men, let one of your him all that befell unto them; saying,
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land, spake roughly to us, and took us for brought out of Egypt, their father said
spies of the country. unto them, Go again, buy us a little
31 And we said unto him, We are true food.
men; we are no spies: 3 And Judah spake unto him, saying,
32 We be twelve brethren, sons of our The man did solemnly protest unto us,
father; one is not, and the youngest is this saying, Ye shall not see my face, except
day with our father in the land of Ca- your brother be with you.
naan. 4 If thou wilt send our brother with us,
33 And the man, the lord of the coun- we will go down and buy thee food:
try, said unto us, Hereby shall I know 5 But if thou wilt not send him, we will
that ye are true men; leave one of your not go down: for the man said unto us,
brethren here with me, and take food for Ye shall not see my face, except your
the famine of your households, and be brother be with you.
gone: 6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so
34 And bring your youngest brother ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye
unto me: then shall I know that ye are no had yet a brother?
spies, but that ye are true men: so will I 7 And they said, The man asked us
deliver you your brother, and ye shall straitly of our state, and of our kindred,
traffick in the land. saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye
35 ¶ And it came to pass as they emp- another brother? and we told him accord-
tied their sacks, that, behold, every man's ing to the tenor of these words: could we
bundle of money was in his sack: and certainly know that he would say, Bring
when both they and their father saw the your brother down?
bundles of money, they were afraid. 8 And Judah said unto Israel his father,
36 And Jacob their father said unto Send the lad with me, and we will arise
them, Me have ye bereaved of my chil- and go; that we may live, and not die,
dren: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, both we, and thou, and also our little
and ye will take Benjamin away: all these ones.
things are against me. 9 I will be surety for him; of my hand
37 And Reuben spake unto his father, shalt thou require him: if I bring him not
saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him unto thee, and set him before thee, then
not to thee: deliver him into my hand, let me bear the blame for ever:
and I will bring him to thee again. 10 For except we had lingered, surely
38 And he said, My son shall not go now we had returned this second time.
down with you; for his brother is dead, 11 And their father Israel said unto
and he is left alone: if mischief befall him them, If it must be so now, do this; take
by the way in the which ye go, then shall of the best fruits in the land in your ves-
ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow sels, and carry down the man a present, a
to the grave. little balm, and a little honey, spices, and
myrrh, nuts, and almonds:
CHAPTER 43 12 And take double money in your
1 And the famine was sore in the land. hand; and the money that was brought
2 And it came to pass, when they had again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it
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an oversight: Simeon out unto them.


13 Take also your brother, and arise, go 24 And the man brought the men into
again unto the man: Joseph's house, and gave them water, and
14 And God Almighty give you mercy they washed their feet; and he gave their
before the man, that he may send away asses provender.
your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be 25 And they made ready the present
bereaved of my children, I am bereaved. against Joseph came at noon: for they
15 And the men took that present, and heard that they should eat bread there.
they took double money in their hand, 26 ¶ And when Joseph came home,
and Benjamin; and rose up, and went they brought him the present which was
down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. in their hand into the house, and bowed
16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin themselves to him to the earth.
with them, he said to the ruler of his 27 And he asked them of their welfare,
house, Bring these men home, and slay, and said, Is your father well, the old man
and make ready; for these men shall dine of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?
with me at noon. 28 And they answered, Thy servant our
17 And the man did as Joseph bade; father is in good health, he is yet alive.
and the man brought the men into Jo- And they bowed down their heads, and
seph's house. made obeisance.
18 And the men were afraid, because 29 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw
they were brought into Joseph's house; his brother Benjamin, his mother's son,
and they said, Because of the money that and said, Is this your younger brother, of
was returned in our sacks at the first time whom ye spake unto me? And he said,
are we brought in; that he may seek occa- God be gracious unto thee, my son.
sion against us, and fall upon us, and 30 And Joseph made haste; for his bow-
take us for bondmen, and our asses. els did yearn upon his brother: and he
19 And they came near to the steward sought where to weep; and he entered
of Joseph's house, and they communed into his chamber, and wept there.
with him at the door of the house, 31 And he washed his face, and went
20 And said, O sir, we came indeed out, and refrained himself, and said, Set
down at the first time to buy food: on bread.
21 And it came to pass, when we came 32 And they set on for him by himself,
to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and for them by themselves, and for the
and, behold, every man's money was in Egyptians, which did eat with him, by
the mouth of his sack, our money in full themselves: because the Egyptians might
weight: and we have brought it again in not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that
our hand. is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
22 And other money have we brought 33 And they sat before him, the first-
down in our hands to buy food: we can- born according to his birthright, and the
not tell who put our money in our sacks. youngest according to his youth: and the
23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear men marvelled one at another.
not: your God, and the God of your fa- 34 And he took and sent messes unto
ther, hath given you treasure in your them from before him: but Benjamin's
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their's. And they drank, and were merry every man his sack.
with him. 12 And he searched, and began at the
eldest, and left at the youngest: and the
CHAPTER 44 cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
1 And he commanded the steward of 13 Then they rent their clothes, and
his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks laded every man his ass, and returned to
with food, as much as they can carry, and the city.
put every man's money in his sack's 14 ¶ And Judah and his brethren came
mouth. to Joseph's house; for he was yet there:
2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the and they fell before him on the ground.
sack's mouth of the youngest, and his 15 And Joseph said unto them, What
corn money. And he did according to the deed is this that ye have done? wot ye not
word that Joseph had spoken. that such a man as I can certainly divine?
3 As soon as the morning was light, the 16 And Judah said, What shall we say
men were sent away, they and their asses. unto my lord? what shall we speak? or
4 And when they were gone out of the how shall we clear ourselves? God hath
city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto found out the iniquity of thy servants:
his steward, Up, follow after the men; behold, we are my lord's servants, both
and when thou dost overtake them, say we, and he also with whom the cup is
unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded found.
evil for good? 17 And he said, God forbid that I
5 Is not this it in which my lord drin- should do so: but the man in whose hand
keth, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye the cup is found, he shall be my servant;
have done evil in so doing. and as for you, get you up in peace unto
6 ¶ And he overtook them, and he your father.
spake unto them these same words. 18 ¶ Then Judah came near unto him,
7 And they said unto him, Wherefore and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I
saith my lord these words? God forbid pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears,
that thy servants should do according to and let not thine anger burn against thy
this thing: servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.
8 Behold, the money, which we found 19 My lord asked his servants, saying,
in our sacks' mouths, we brought again Have ye a father, or a brother?
unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how 20 And we said unto my lord, We have
then should we steal out of thy lord's a father, an old man, and a child of his
house silver or gold? old age, a little one; and his brother is
9 With whomsoever of thy servants it dead, and he alone is left of his mother,
be found, both let him die, and we also and his father loveth him.
will be my lord's bondmen. 21 And thou saidst unto thy servants,
10 And he said, Now also let it be ac- Bring him down unto me, that I may set
cording unto your words: he with whom mine eyes upon him.
it is found shall be my servant; and ye 22 And we said unto my lord, The lad
shall be blameless. cannot leave his father: for if he should
11 Then they speedily took down every leave his father, his father would die.
man his sack to the ground, and opened 23 And thou saidst unto thy servants,

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Except your youngest brother come CHAPTER 45


down with you, ye shall see my face no 1 Then Joseph could not refrain himself
more. before all them that stood by him; and he
24 And it came to pass when we came cried, Cause every man to go out from
up unto thy servant my father, we told me. And there stood no man with him,
him the words of my lord. while Joseph made himself known unto
25 And our father said, Go again, and his brethren.
buy us a little food. 2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyp-
26 And we said, We cannot go down: if tians and the house of Pharaoh heard.
our youngest brother be with us, then 3 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I
will we go down: for we may not see the am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And
man's face, except our youngest brother his brethren could not answer him; for
be with us. they were troubled at his presence.
27 And thy servant my father said unto 4 And Joseph said unto his brethren,
us, Ye know that my wife bare me two Come near to me, I pray you. And they
sons: came near. And he said, I am Joseph your
28 And the one went out from me, and brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; and I 5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor
saw him not since: angry with yourselves, that ye sold me
29 And if ye take this also from me, hither: for God did send me before you
and mischief befall him, ye shall bring to preserve life.
down my gray hairs with sorrow to the 6 For these two years hath the famine
grave. been in the land: and yet there are five
30 Now therefore when I come to thy years, in the which there shall neither be
servant my father, and the lad be not earing nor harvest.
with us; seeing that his life is bound up 7 And God sent me before you to pre-
in the lad's life; serve you a posterity in the earth, and to
31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth save your lives by a great deliverance.
that the lad is not with us, that he will 8 So now it was not you that sent me
die: and thy servants shall bring down hither, but God: and he hath made me a
the gray hairs of thy servant our father father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his
with sorrow to the grave. house, and a ruler throughout all the
32 For thy servant became surety for land of Egypt.
the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring 9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and
him not unto thee, then I shall bear the say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph,
blame to my father for ever. God hath made me lord of all Egypt:
33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy come down unto me, tarry not:
servant abide instead of the lad a bond- 10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of
man to my lord; and let the lad go up Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me,
with his brethren. thou, and thy children, and thy chil-
34 For how shall I go up to my father, dren's children, and thy flocks, and thy
and the lad be not with me? lest perad- herds, and all that thou hast:
venture I see the evil that shall come on 11 And there will I nourish thee; for yet
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and thy household, and all that thou with corn and bread and meat for his fa-
hast, come to poverty. ther by the way.
12 And, behold, your eyes see, and the 24 So he sent his brethren away, and
eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is they departed: and he said unto them,
my mouth that speaketh unto you. See that ye fall not out by the way.
13 And ye shall tell my father of all my 25 ¶ And they went up out of Egypt,
glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have and came into the land of Canaan unto
seen; and ye shall haste and bring down Jacob their father,
my father hither. 26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet
14 And he fell upon his brother Benja- alive, and he is governor over all the land
min's neck, and wept; and Benjamin of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for
wept upon his neck. he believed them not.
15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, 27 And they told him all the words of
and wept upon them: and after that his Joseph, which he had said unto them:
brethren talked with him. and when he saw the wagons which Jo-
16 ¶ And the fame thereof was heard in seph had sent to carry him, the spirit of
Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's breth- Jacob their father revived:
ren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh 28 And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph
well, and his servants. my son is yet alive: I will go and see him
17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say before I die.
unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your
beasts, and go, get you unto the land of CHAPTER 46
Canaan; 1 And Israel took his journey with all
18 And take your father and your that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and
households, and come unto me: and I offered sacrifices unto the God of his fa-
will give you the good of the land of ther Isaac.
Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land. 2 And God spake unto Israel in the vi-
19 Now thou art commanded, this do sions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob.
ye; take you wagons out of the land of And he said, Here am I.
Egypt for your little ones, and for your 3 And he said, I am God, the God of
wives, and bring your father, and come. thy father: fear not to go down into
20 Also regard not your stuff; for the Egypt; for I will there make of thee a
good of all the land of Egypt is your's. great nation:
21 And the children of Israel did so: 4 I will go down with thee into Egypt;
and Joseph gave them wagons, according and I will also surely bring thee up again:
to the commandment of Pharaoh, and and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine
gave them provision for the way. eyes.
22 To all of them he gave each man 5 And Jacob rose up from Beer-sheba:
changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their
gave three hundred pieces of silver, and father, and their little ones, and their
five changes of raiment. wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had
23 And to his father he sent after this sent to carry him.
manner; ten asses laden with the good 6 And they took their cattle, and their
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of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob, 20 ¶ And unto Joseph in the land of
and all his seed with him: Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim,
7 His sons, and his sons' sons with him, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-
his daughters, and his sons' daughters, pherah priest of On bare unto him.
and all his seed brought he with him into 21 ¶ And the sons of Benjamin were
Egypt. Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and
8 ¶ And these are the names of the Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and
children of Israel, which came into Huppim, and Ard.
Egypt, Jacob and his sons: Reuben, 22 These are the sons of Rachel, which
Jacob's firstborn. were born to Jacob: all the souls were
9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, fourteen.
and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi. 23 ¶ And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
10 ¶ And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, 24 ¶ And the sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel,
and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.
Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Ca- 25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which
naanitish woman. Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter,
11 ¶ And the sons of Levi; Gershon, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the
Kohath, and Merari. souls were seven.
12 ¶ And the sons of Judah; Er, and 26 All the souls that came with Jacob
Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Ze- into Egypt, which came out of his loins,
rah: but Er and Onan died in the land of besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls
Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were were threescore and six;
Hezron and Hamul. 27 And the sons of Joseph, which were
13 ¶ And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and born him in Egypt, were two souls: all
Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron. the souls of the house of Jacob, which
14 ¶ And the sons of Zebulun; Sered, came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.
and Elon, and Jahleel. 28 ¶ And he sent Judah before him
15 These be the sons of Leah, which she unto Joseph, to direct his face unto
bare unto Jacob in Padan-aram, with his Goshen; and they came into the land of
daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons Goshen.
and his daughters were thirty and three. 29 And Joseph made ready his chariot,
16 ¶ And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and went up to meet Israel his father, to
and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Goshen, and presented himself unto him;
Arodi, and Areli. and he fell on his neck, and wept on his
17 ¶ And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, neck a good while.
and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and 30 And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let
Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; me die, since I have seen thy face, be-
Heber, and Malchiel. cause thou art yet alive.
18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom 31 And Joseph said unto his brethren,
Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and and unto his father's house, I will go up,
these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen and shew Pharaoh, and say unto him,
souls. My brethren, and my father's house,
19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Jo- which were in the land of Canaan, are
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32 And the men are shepherds, for their 7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his fa-
trade hath been to feed cattle; and they ther, and set him before Pharaoh: and
have brought their flocks, and their Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
herds, and all that they have. 8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How
33 And it shall come to pass, when old art thou?
Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, 9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The
What is your occupation? days of the years of my pilgrimage are an
34 That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hundred and thirty years: few and evil
hath been about cattle from our youth have the days of the years of my life been,
even until now, both we, and also our and have not attained unto the days of
fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of the years of the life of my fathers in the
Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomi- days of their pilgrimage.
nation unto the Egyptians. 10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and
went out from before Pharaoh.
CHAPTER 47 11 ¶ And Joseph placed his father and
1 Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, his brethren, and gave them a possession
and said, My father and my brethren, in the land of Egypt, in the best of the
and their flocks, and their herds, and all land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh
that they have, are come out of the land had commanded.
of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the 12 And Joseph nourished his father,
land of Goshen. and his brethren, and all his father's
2 And he took some of his brethren, household, with bread, according to their
even five men, and presented them unto families.
Pharaoh. 13 ¶ And there was no bread in all the
3 And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, land; for the famine was very sore, so that
What is your occupation? And they said the land of Egypt and all the land of Ca-
unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shep- naan fainted by reason of the famine.
herds, both we, and also our fathers. 14 And Joseph gathered up all the
4 They said moreover unto Pharaoh, money that was found in the land of
For to sojourn in the land are we come; Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the
for thy servants have no pasture for their corn which they bought: and Joseph
flocks; for the famine is sore in the land brought the money into Pharaoh's house.
of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, 15 And when money failed in the land
let thy servants dwell in the land of of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all
Goshen. the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and
5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, say- said, Give us bread: for why should we
ing, Thy father and thy brethren are die in thy presence? for the money
come unto thee: faileth.
6 The land of Egypt is before thee; in 16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle;
the best of the land make thy father and and I will give you for your cattle, if
brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen money fail.
let them dwell: and if thou knowest any 17 And they brought their cattle unto
men of activity among them, then make Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in
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and for the cattle of the herds, and for land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh
the asses: and he fed them with bread for should have the fifth part; except the
all their cattle for that year. land of the priests only, which became
18 When that year was ended, they not Pharaoh's.
came unto him the second year, and said 27 ¶ And Israel dwelt in the land of
unto him, We will not hide it from my Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and
lord, how that our money is spent; my they had possessions therein, and grew,
lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is and multiplied exceedingly.
not ought left in the sight of my lord, but 28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt
our bodies, and our lands: seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob
19 Wherefore shall we die before thine was an hundred forty and seven years.
eyes, both we and our land? buy us and 29 And the time drew nigh that Israel
our land for bread, and we and our land must die: and he called his son Joseph,
will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give and said unto him, If now I have found
us seed, that we may live, and not die, grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy
that the land be not desolate. hand under my thigh, and deal kindly
20 And Joseph bought all the land of and truly with me; bury me not, I pray
Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold thee, in Egypt:
every man his field, because the famine 30 But I will lie with my fathers, and
prevailed over them: so the land became thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and
Pharaoh's. bury me in their buryingplace. And he
21 And as for the people, he removed said, I will do as thou hast said.
them to cities from one end of the bor- 31 And he said, Swear unto me. And he
ders of Egypt even to the other end sware unto him. And Israel bowed him-
thereof. self upon the bed's head.
22 Only the land of the priests bought
he not; for the priests had a portion as- CHAPTER 48
signed them of Pharaoh, and did eat their 1 And it came to pass after these things,
portion which Pharaoh gave them: that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is
wherefore they sold not their lands. sick: and he took with him his two sons,
23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Manasseh and Ephraim.
Behold, I have bought you this day and 2 And one told Jacob, and said, Behold,
your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and
you, and ye shall sow the land. Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon
24 And it shall come to pass in the in- the bed.
crease, that ye shall give the fifth part 3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God
unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the
your own, for seed of the field, and for land of Canaan, and blessed me,
your food, and for them of your house- 4 And said unto me, Behold, I will
holds, and for food for your little ones. make thee fruitful, and multiply thee,
25 And they said, Thou hast saved our and I will make of thee a multitude of
lives: let us find grace in the sight of my people; and will give this land to thy seed
lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants. after thee for an everlasting possession.
26 And Joseph made it a law over the 5 ¶ And now thy two sons, Ephraim

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and Manasseh, which were born unto 16 The Angel which redeemed me from
thee in the land of Egypt before I came all evil, bless the lads; and let my name
unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reu- be named on them, and the name of my
ben and Simeon, they shall be mine. fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them
6 And thy issue, which thou begettest grow into a multitude in the midst of the
after them, shall be thine, and shall be earth.
called after the name of their brethren in 17 And when Joseph saw that his father
their inheritance. laid his right hand upon the head of
7 And as for me, when I came from Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held
Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of up his father's hand, to remove it from
Canaan in the way, when yet there was Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
but a little way to come unto Ephrath: 18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not
and I buried her there in the way of Eph- so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put
rath; the same is Beth-lehem. thy right hand upon his head.
8 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and 19 And his father refused, and said, I
said, Who are these? know it, my son, I know it: he also shall
9 And Joseph said unto his father, They become a people, and he also shall be
are my sons, whom God hath given me great: but truly his younger brother shall
in this place. And he said, Bring them, I be greater than he, and his seed shall be-
pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them. come a multitude of nations.
10 Now the eyes of Israel were dim for 20 And he blessed them that day, say-
age, so that he could not see. And he ing, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God
brought them near unto him; and he make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh:
kissed them, and embraced them. and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
11 And Israel said unto Joseph, I had 21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold,
not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God I die: but God shall be with you, and
hath shewed me also thy seed. bring you again unto the land of your
12 And Joseph brought them out from fathers.
between his knees, and he bowed himself 22 Moreover I have given to thee one
with his face to the earth. portion above thy brethren, which I took
13 And Joseph took them both, Eph- out of the hand of the Amorite with my
raim in his right hand toward Israel's left sword and with my bow.
hand, and Manasseh in his left hand to-
ward Israel's right hand, and brought CHAPTER 49
them near unto him. 1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and
14 And Israel stretched out his right said, Gather yourselves together, that I
hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, may tell you that which shall befall you
who was the younger, and his left hand in the last days.
upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands 2 Gather yourselves together, and hear,
wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn. ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel
15 ¶ And he blessed Joseph, and said, your father.
God, before whom my fathers Abraham 3 ¶ Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my
and Isaac did walk, the God which fed might, and the beginning of my strength,
me all my life long unto this day, the excellency of dignity, and the excel-

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lency of power: 16 ¶ Dan shall judge his people, as one


4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not ex- of the tribes of Israel.
cel; because thou wentest up to thy fa- 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way,
ther's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went an adder in the path, that biteth the
up to my couch. horse heels, so that his rider shall fall
5 ¶ Simeon and Levi are brethren; in- backward.
struments of cruelty are in their habita- 18 I have waited for thy salvation, O
tions. LORD.
6 O my soul, come not thou into their 19 ¶ Gad, a troop shall overcome him:
secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, but he shall overcome at the last.
be not thou united: for in their anger 20 ¶ Out of Asher his bread shall be fat,
they slew a man, and in their selfwill they and he shall yield royal dainties.
digged down a wall. 21 ¶ Naphtali is a hind let loose: he
7 Cursed be their anger, for it was giveth goodly words.
fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I 22 ¶ Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a
will divide them in Jacob, and scatter fruitful bough by a well; whose branches
them in Israel. run over the wall:
8 ¶ Judah, thou art he whom thy breth- 23 The archers have sorely grieved him,
ren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the and shot at him, and hated him:
neck of thine enemies; thy father's chil- 24 But his bow abode in strength, and
dren shall bow down before thee. the arms of his hands were made strong
9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob;
my son, thou art gone up: he stooped (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of
down, he couched as a lion, and as an old Israel:)
lion; who shall rouse him up? 25 Even by the God of thy father, who
10 The sceptre shall not depart from shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who
Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his shall bless thee with blessings of heaven
feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him above, blessings of the deep that lieth
shall the gathering of the people be. under, blessings of the breasts, and of the
11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and womb:
his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he 26 The blessings of thy father have pre-
washed his garments in wine, and his vailed above the blessings of my progeni-
clothes in the blood of grapes: tors unto the utmost bound of the ever-
12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and lasting hills: they shall be on the head of
his teeth white with milk. Joseph, and on the crown of the head of
13 ¶ Zebulun shall dwell at the haven him that was separate from his brethren.
of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of 27 ¶ Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in
ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon. the morning he shall devour the prey,
14 ¶ Issachar is a strong ass couching and at night he shall divide the spoil.
down between two burdens: 28 ¶ All these are the twelve tribes of Is-
15 And he saw that rest was good, and rael: and this is it that their father spake
the land that it was pleasant; and bowed unto them, and blessed them; every one
his shoulder to bear, and became a ser- according to his blessing he blessed them.
vant unto tribute. 29 And he charged them, and said unto

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them, I am to be gathered unto my peo- swear.


ple: bury me with my fathers in the cave 7 ¶ And Joseph went up to bury his fa-
that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, ther: and with him went up all the ser-
30 In the cave that is in the field of vants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house,
Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
the land of Canaan, which Abraham 8 And all the house of Joseph, and his
bought with the field of Ephron the Hit- brethren, and his father's house: only
tite for a possession of a buryingplace. their little ones, and their flocks, and
31 There they buried Abraham and their herds, they left in the land of
Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac Goshen.
and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried 9 And there went up with him both
Leah. chariots and horsemen: and it was a very
32 The purchase of the field and of the great company.
cave that is therein was from the children 10 And they came to the threshingfloor
of Heth. of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and
33 And when Jacob had made an end there they mourned with a great and very
of commanding his sons, he gathered up sore lamentation: and he made a mourn-
his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ing for his father seven days.
ghost, and was gathered unto his people. 11 And when the inhabitants of the
land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning
CHAPTER 50 in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a
1 And Joseph fell upon his father's face, grievous mourning to the Egyptians:
and wept upon him, and kissed him. wherefore the name of it was called Abel-
2 And Joseph commanded his servants mizraim, which is beyond Jordan.
the physicians to embalm his father: and 12 And his sons did unto him accord-
the physicians embalmed Israel. ing as he commanded them:
3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; 13 For his sons carried him into the
for so are fulfilled the days of those land of Canaan, and buried him in the
which are embalmed: and the Egyptians cave of the field of Machpelah, which
mourned for him threescore and ten Abraham bought with the field for a pos-
days. session of a buryingplace of Ephron the
4 And when the days of his mourning Hittite, before Mamre.
were past, Joseph spake unto the house of 14 ¶ And Joseph returned into Egypt,
Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found he, and his brethren, and all that went up
grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in with him to bury his father, after he had
the ears of Pharaoh, saying, buried his father.
5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo, 15 ¶ And when Joseph's brethren saw
I die: in my grave which I have digged that their father was dead, they said, Jo-
for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt seph will peradventure hate us, and will
thou bury me. Now therefore let me go certainly requite us all the evil which we
up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I did unto him.
will come again. 16 And they sent a messenger unto Jo-
6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury seph, saying, Thy father did command
thy father, according as he made thee before he died, saying,

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17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, an hundred and ten years.


I pray thee now, the trespass of thy breth- 23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children
ren, and their sin; for they did unto thee of the third generation: the children also
evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the of Machir the son of Manasseh were
trespass of the servants of the God of thy brought up upon Joseph's knees.
father. And Joseph wept when they spake 24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I
unto him. die: and God will surely visit you, and
18 And his brethren also went and fell bring you out of this land unto the land
down before his face; and they said, Be- which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and
hold, we be thy servants. to Jacob.
19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear 25 And Joseph took an oath of the
not: for am I in the place of God? children of Israel, saying, God will surely
20 But as for you, ye thought evil visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones
against me; but God meant it unto good, from hence.
to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save 26 So Joseph died, being an hundred
much people alive. and ten years old: and they embalmed
21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
nourish you, and your little ones. And he
comforted them, and spake kindly unto
them.
22 ¶ And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he,
and his father's house: and Joseph lived

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

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goodly child, she hid him three months. strove together: and he said to him that
3 And when she could not longer hide did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou
him, she took for him an ark of bul- thy fellow?
rushes, and daubed it with slime and 14 And he said, Who made thee a
with pitch, and put the child therein; and prince and a judge over us? intendest
she laid it in the flags by the river's brink. thou to kill me, as thou killedst the
4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said,
what would be done to him. Surely this thing is known.
5 ¶ And the daughter of Pharaoh came 15 Now when Pharaoh heard this
down to wash herself at the river; and her thing, he sought to slay Moses. But
maidens walked along by the river's side; Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and
and when she saw the ark among the dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat
flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. down by a well.
6 And when she had opened it, she saw 16 Now the priest of Midian had seven
the child: and, behold, the babe wept. daughters: and they came and drew wa-
And she had compassion on him, and ter, and filled the troughs to water their
said, This is one of the Hebrews' children. father's flock.
7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's 17 And the shepherds came and drove
daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a them away: but Moses stood up and
nurse of the Hebrew women, that she helped them, and watered their flock.
may nurse the child for thee? 18 And when they came to Reuel their
8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, father, he said, How is it that ye are come
Go. And the maid went and called the so soon to day?
child's mother. 19 And they said, An Egyptian deliv-
9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto ered us out of the hand of the shepherds,
her, Take this child away, and nurse it for and also drew water enough for us, and
me, and I will give thee thy wages. And watered the flock.
the woman took the child, and nursed it. 20 And he said unto his daughters, And
10 And the child grew, and she brought where is he? why is it that ye have left the
him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he be- man? call him, that he may eat bread.
came her son. And she called his name 21 And Moses was content to dwell
Moses: and she said, Because I drew him with the man: and he gave Moses Zippo-
out of the water. rah his daughter.
11 ¶ And it came to pass in those days, 22 And she bare him a son, and he
when Moses was grown, that he went out called his name Gershom: for he said, I
unto his brethren, and looked on their have been a stranger in a strange land.
burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smit- 23 ¶ And it came to pass in process of
ing an Hebrew, one of his brethren. time, that the king of Egypt died: and
12 And he looked this way and that the children of Israel sighed by reason of
way, and when he saw that there was no the bondage, and they cried, and their
man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him cry came up unto God by reason of the
in the sand. bondage.
13 And when he went out the second 24 And God heard their groaning, and
day, behold, two men of the Hebrews God remembered his covenant with

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Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the
25 And God looked upon the children children of Israel is come unto me: and I
of Israel, and God had respect unto them. have also seen the oppression wherewith
the Egyptians oppress them.
CHAPTER 3 10 Come now therefore, and I will send
1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest
his father in law, the priest of Midian: bring forth my people the children of Is-
and he led the flock to the backside of rael out of Egypt.
the desert, and came to the mountain of 11 ¶ And Moses said unto God, Who
God, even to Horeb. am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and
2 And the angel of the LORD appeared that I should bring forth the children of
unto him in a flame of fire out of the Israel out of Egypt?
midst of a bush: and he looked, and, be- 12 And he said, Certainly I will be with
hold, the bush burned with fire, and the thee; and this shall be a token unto thee,
bush was not consumed. that I have sent thee: When thou hast
3 And Moses said, I will now turn brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye
aside, and see this great sight, why the shall serve God upon this mountain.
bush is not burnt. 13 And Moses said unto God, Behold,
4 And when the LORD saw that he when I come unto the children of Israel,
turned aside to see, God called unto him and shall say unto them, The God of
out of the midst of the bush, and said, your fathers hath sent me unto you; and
Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. they shall say to me, What is his name?
5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: what shall I say unto them?
put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM
the place whereon thou standest is holy THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt
ground. thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM
6 Moreover he said, I am the God of hath sent me unto you.
thy father, the God of Abraham, the God 15 And God said moreover unto
of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the
Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to children of Israel, The LORD God of
look upon God. your fathers, the God of Abraham, the
7 ¶ And the LORD said, I have surely God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath
seen the affliction of my people which sent me unto you: this is my name for
are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by ever, and this is my memorial unto all
reason of their taskmasters; for I know generations.
their sorrows; 16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel
8 And I am come down to deliver them together, and say unto them, The LORD
out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to God of your fathers, the God of Abra-
bring them up out of that land unto a ham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared
good land and a large, unto a land flow- unto me, saying, I have surely visited
ing with milk and honey; unto the place you, and seen that which is done to you
of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and in Egypt:
the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the 17 And I have said, I will bring you up
Hivites, and the Jebusites. out of the affliction of Egypt unto the

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land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, And he put forth his hand, and caught it,
and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and and it became a rod in his hand:
the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a 5 That they may believe that the LORD
land flowing with milk and honey. God of their fathers, the God of Abra-
18 And they shall hearken to thy voice: ham, the God of Isaac, and the God of
and thou shalt come, thou and the elders Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.
of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye 6 ¶ And the LORD said furthermore
shall say unto him, The LORD God of unto him, Put now thine hand into thy
the Hebrews hath met with us: and now bosom. And he put his hand into his
let us go, we beseech thee, three days' bosom: and when he took it out, behold,
journey into the wilderness, that we may his hand was leprous as snow.
sacrifice to the LORD our God. 7 And he said, Put thine hand into thy
19 ¶ And I am sure that the king of bosom again. And he put his hand into
Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a his bosom again; and plucked it out of
mighty hand. his bosom, and, behold, it was turned
20 And I will stretch out my hand, and again as his other flesh.
smite Egypt with all my wonders which I 8 And it shall come to pass, if they will
will do in the midst thereof: and after not believe thee, neither hearken to the
that he will let you go. voice of the first sign, that they will be-
21 And I will give this people favour in lieve the voice of the latter sign.
the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall 9 And it shall come to pass, if they will
come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not believe also these two signs, neither
not go empty: hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt
22 But every woman shall borrow of take of the water of the river, and pour it
her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth upon the dry land: and the water which
in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels thou takest out of the river shall become
of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put blood upon the dry land.
them upon your sons, and upon your 10 ¶ And Moses said unto the LORD,
daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyp- O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither
tians. heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken
unto thy servant: but I am slow of
CHAPTER 4 speech, and of a slow tongue.
1 And Moses answered and said, But, 11 And the LORD said unto him, Who
behold, they will not believe me, nor hath made man's mouth? or who maketh
hearken unto my voice: for they will say, the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the
The LORD hath not appeared unto thee. blind? have not I the LORD?
2 And the LORD said unto him, What 12 Now therefore go, and I will be with
is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. thy mouth, and teach thee what thou
3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. shalt say.
And he cast it on the ground, and it be- 13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I
came a serpent; and Moses fled from be- pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou
fore it. wilt send.
4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Put 14 And the anger of the LORD was
forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not

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Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know and cut off the foreskin of her son, and
that he can speak well. And also, behold, cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a
he cometh forth to meet thee: and when bloody husband art thou to me.
he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart. 26 So he let him go: then she said, A
15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and bloody husband thou art, because of the
put words in his mouth: and I will be circumcision.
with thy mouth, and with his mouth, 27 ¶ And the LORD said to Aaron, Go
and will teach you what ye shall do. into the wilderness to meet Moses. And
16 And he shall be thy spokesman unto he went, and met him in the mount of
the people: and he shall be, even he shall God, and kissed him.
be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou 28 And Moses told Aaron all the words
shalt be to him instead of God. of the LORD who had sent him, and all
17 And thou shalt take this rod in thine the signs which he had commanded him.
hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs. 29 ¶ And Moses and Aaron went and
18 ¶ And Moses went and returned to gathered together all the elders of the
Jethro his father in law, and said unto children of Israel:
him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return 30 And Aaron spake all the words
unto my brethren which are in Egypt, which the LORD had spoken unto
and see whether they be yet alive. And Moses, and did the signs in the sight of
Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace. the people.
19 And the LORD said unto Moses in 31 And the people believed: and when
Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the they heard that the LORD had visited the
men are dead which sought thy life. children of Israel, and that he had looked
20 And Moses took his wife and his upon their affliction, then they bowed
sons, and set them upon an ass, and he their heads and worshipped.
returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses
took the rod of God in his hand. CHAPTER 5
21 And the LORD said unto Moses, 1 And afterward Moses and Aaron went
When thou goest to return into Egypt, in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the
see that thou do all those wonders before LORD God of Israel, Let my people go,
Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: that they may hold a feast unto me in the
but I will harden his heart, that he shall wilderness.
not let the people go. 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD,
22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, that I should obey his voice to let Israel
Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, go? I know not the LORD, neither will I
even my firstborn: let Israel go.
23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, 3 And they said, The God of the He-
that he may serve me: and if thou refuse brews hath met with us: let us go, we
to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, pray thee, three days' journey into the
even thy firstborn. desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our
24 ¶ And it came to pass by the way in God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence,
the inn, that the LORD met him, and or with the sword.
sought to kill him. 4 And the king of Egypt said unto
25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and

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Aaron, let the people from their works? servants, and they say to us, Make brick:
get you unto your burdens. and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but
5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people the fault is in thine own people.
of the land now are many, and ye make 17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle:
them rest from their burdens. therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacri-
6 And Pharaoh commanded the same fice to the LORD.
day the taskmasters of the people, and 18 Go therefore now, and work; for
their officers, saying, there shall no straw be given you, yet
7 Ye shall no more give the people straw shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.
to make brick, as heretofore: let them go 19 And the officers of the children of
and gather straw for themselves. Israel did see that they were in evil case,
8 And the tale of the bricks, which they after it was said, Ye shall not minish ought
did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon from your bricks of your daily task.
them; ye shall not diminish ought 20 ¶ And they met Moses and Aaron,
thereof: for they be idle; therefore they who stood in the way, as they came forth
cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our from Pharaoh:
God. 21 And they said unto them, The
9 Let there more work be laid upon the LORD look upon you, and judge; be-
men, that they may labour therein; and cause ye have made our savour to be ab-
let them not regard vain words. horred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the
10 ¶ And the taskmasters of the people eyes of his servants, to put a sword in
went out, and their officers, and they their hand to slay us.
spake to the people, saying, Thus saith 22 And Moses returned unto the
Pharaoh, I will not give you straw. LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast
11 Go ye, get you straw where ye can thou so evil entreated this people? why is
find it: yet not ought of your work shall it that thou hast sent me?
be diminished. 23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak
12 So the people were scattered abroad in thy name, he hath done evil to this
throughout all the land of Egypt to people; neither hast thou delivered thy
gather stubble instead of straw. people at all.
13 And the taskmasters hasted them,
saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, CHAPTER 6
as when there was straw. 1 Then the LORD said unto Moses,
14 And the officers of the children of Now shalt thou see what I will do to
Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he
set over them, were beaten, and de- let them go, and with a strong hand shall
manded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled he drive them out of his land.
your task in making brick both yesterday 2 And God spake unto Moses, and said
and to day, as heretofore? unto him, I am the LORD:
15 ¶ Then the officers of the children of 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto
Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, say- Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of
ing, Wherefore dealest thou thus with God Almighty, but by my name JEHO-
thy servants? VAH was I not known to them.
16 There is no straw given unto thy 4 And I have also established my cove-

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nant with them, to give them the land of houses: The sons of Reuben the firstborn
Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron,
wherein they were strangers. and Carmi: these be the families of Reu-
5 And I have also heard the groaning of ben.
the children of Israel, whom the Egyp- 15 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel,
tians keep in bondage; and I have re- and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and
membered my covenant. Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Ca-
6 Wherefore say unto the children of Is- naanitish woman: these are the families
rael, I am the LORD, and I will bring of Simeon.
you out from under the burdens of the 16 ¶ And these are the names of the
Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their sons of Levi according to their genera-
bondage, and I will redeem you with a tions; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari:
stretched out arm, and with great judg- and the years of the life of Levi were an
ments: hundred thirty and seven years.
7 And I will take you to me for a peo- 17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and
ple, and I will be to you a God: and ye Shimi, according to their families.
shall know that I am the LORD your 18 And the sons of Kohath; Amram,
God, which bringeth you out from under and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel: and
the burdens of the Egyptians. the years of the life of Kohath were an
8 And I will bring you in unto the land, hundred thirty and three years.
concerning the which I did swear to give 19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali and
it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; Mushi: these are the families of Levi ac-
and I will give it you for an heritage: I am cording to their generations.
the LORD. 20 And Amram took him Jochebed his
9 ¶ And Moses spake so unto the chil- father's sister to wife; and she bare him
dren of Israel: but they hearkened not Aaron and Moses: and the years of the
unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for life of Amram were an hundred and
cruel bondage. thirty and seven years.
10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, 21 ¶ And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and
saying, Nepheg, and Zichri.
11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of 22 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and
Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go Elzaphan, and Zithri.
out of his land. 23 And Aaron took him Elisheba,
12 And Moses spake before the LORD, daughter of Amminadab, sister of
saying, Behold, the children of Israel Naashon, to wife; and she bare him
have not hearkened unto me; how then Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncir- 24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, and
cumcised lips? Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the
13 And the LORD spake unto Moses families of the Korhites.
and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge 25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took him
unto the children of Israel, and unto one of the daughters of Putiel to wife;
Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the chil- and she bare him Phinehas: these are the
dren of Israel out of the land of Egypt. heads of the fathers of the Levites accord-
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26 These are that Aaron and Moses, to 8 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses
whom the LORD said, Bring out the and unto Aaron, saying,
children of Israel from the land of Egypt 9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you,
according to their armies. saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou
27 These are they which spake to Phar- shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and
aoh king of Egypt, to bring out the chil- cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall be-
dren of Israel from Egypt: these are that come a serpent.
Moses and Aaron. 10 ¶ And Moses and Aaron went in
28 ¶ And it came to pass on the day unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the
when the LORD spake unto Moses in the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast
land of Egypt, down his rod before Pharaoh, and before
29 That the LORD spake unto Moses, his servants, and it became a serpent.
saying, I am the LORD: speak thou unto 11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise
Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto men and the sorcerers: now the magi-
thee. cians of Egypt, they also did in like man-
30 And Moses said before the LORD, ner with their enchantments.
Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and 12 For they cast down every man his
how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me? rod, and they became serpents: but
Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
CHAPTER 7 13 And he hardened Pharaoh's heart,
1 And the LORD said unto Moses, See, that he hearkened not unto them; as the
I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and LORD had said.
Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet. 14 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses,
2 Thou shalt speak all that I command Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he refuseth
thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak to let the people go.
unto Pharaoh, that he send the children 15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morn-
of Israel out of his land. ing; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and
3 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, thou shalt stand by the river's brink
and multiply my signs and my wonders against he come; and the rod which was
in the land of Egypt. turned to a serpent shalt thou take in
4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto thine hand.
you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, 16 And thou shalt say unto him, The
and bring forth mine armies, and my LORD God of the Hebrews hath sent me
people the children of Israel, out of the unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that
land of Egypt by great judgments. they may serve me in the wilderness: and,
5 And the Egyptians shall know that I behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear.
am the LORD, when I stretch forth mine 17 Thus saith the LORD, In this thou
hand upon Egypt, and bring out the shalt know that I am the LORD: behold,
children of Israel from among them. I will smite with the rod that is in mine
6 And Moses and Aaron did as the hand upon the waters which are in the
LORD commanded them, so did they. river, and they shall be turned to blood.
7 And Moses was fourscore years old, 18 And the fish that is in the river shall
and Aaron fourscore and three years old, die, and the river shall stink; and the
when they spake unto Pharaoh. Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the wa-

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ter of the river. frogs:


19 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, 3 And the river shall bring forth frogs
Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and abundantly, which shall go up and come
stretch out thine hand upon the waters of into thine house, and into thy bedcham-
Egypt, upon their streams, upon their ber, and upon thy bed, and into the
rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon house of thy servants, and upon thy peo-
all their pools of water, that they may be- ple, and into thine ovens, and into thy
come blood; and that there may be blood kneadingtroughs:
throughout all the land of Egypt, both in 4 And the frogs shall come up both on
vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone. thee, and upon thy people, and upon all
20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the thy servants.
LORD commanded; and he lifted up the 5 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
rod, and smote the waters that were in Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand
the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in with thy rod over the streams, over the
the sight of his servants; and all the wa- rivers, and over the ponds, and cause
ters that were in the river were turned to frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.
blood. 6 And Aaron stretched out his hand
21 And the fish that was in the river over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs
died; and the river stank, and the Egyp- came up, and covered the land of Egypt.
tians could not drink of the water of the 7 And the magicians did so with their
river; and there was blood throughout all enchantments, and brought up frogs
the land of Egypt. upon the land of Egypt.
22 And the magicians of Egypt did so 8 ¶ Then Pharaoh called for Moses and
with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's Aaron, and said, Intreat the LORD, that
heart was hardened, neither did he he may take away the frogs from me, and
hearken unto them; as the LORD had from my people; and I will let the people
said. go, that they may do sacrifice unto the
23 And Pharaoh turned and went into LORD.
his house, neither did he set his heart to 9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory
this also. over me: when shall I intreat for thee,
24 And all the Egyptians digged round and for thy servants, and for thy people,
about the river for water to drink; for to destroy the frogs from thee and thy
they could not drink of the water of the houses, that they may remain in the river
river. only?
25 And seven days were fulfilled, after 10 And he said, To morrow. And he
that the LORD had smitten the river. said, Be it according to thy word: that
thou mayest know that there is none like
CHAPTER 8 unto the LORD our God.
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, 11 And the frogs shall depart from thee,
Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, and from thy houses, and from thy ser-
Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, vants, and from thy people; they shall
that they may serve me. remain in the river only.
2 And if thou refuse to let them go, be- 12 And Moses and Aaron went out
hold, I will smite all thy borders with from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the

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LORD because of the frogs which he had ground whereon they are.
brought against Pharaoh. 22 And I will sever in that day the land
13 And the LORD did according to the of Goshen, in which my people dwell,
word of Moses; and the frogs died out of that no swarms of flies shall be there; to
the houses, out of the villages, and out of the end thou mayest know that I am the
the fields. LORD in the midst of the earth.
14 And they gathered them together 23 And I will put a division between
upon heaps: and the land stank. my people and thy people: to morrow
15 But when Pharaoh saw that there shall this sign be.
was respite, he hardened his heart, and 24 And the LORD did so; and there
hearkened not unto them; as the LORD came a grievous swarm of flies into the
had said. house of Pharaoh, and into his servants'
16 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, houses, and into all the land of Egypt:
Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and the land was corrupted by reason of the
smite the dust of the land, that it may swarm of flies.
become lice throughout all the land of 25 And Pharaoh called for Moses and
Egypt. for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to
17 And they did so; for Aaron stretched your God in the land.
out his hand with his rod, and smote the 26 And Moses said, It is not meet so to
dust of the earth, and it became lice in do; for we shall sacrifice the abomination
man, and in beast; all the dust of the of the Egyptians to the LORD our God:
land became lice throughout all the land lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of
of Egypt. the Egyptians before their eyes, and will
18 And the magicians did so with their they not stone us?
enchantments to bring forth lice, but 27 We will go three days' journey into
they could not: so there were lice upon the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD
man, and upon beast. our God, as he shall command us.
19 Then the magicians said unto Phar- 28 And Pharaoh said, I will let you go,
aoh, This is the finger of God: and Phar- that ye may sacrifice to the LORD your
aoh's heart was hardened, and he heark- God in the wilderness; only ye shall not
ened not unto them; as the LORD had go very far away: intreat for me.
said. 29 And Moses said, Behold, I go out
20 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, from thee, and I will intreat the LORD
Rise up early in the morning, and stand that the swarms of flies may depart from
before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his
the water; and say unto him, Thus saith people, to morrow: but let not Pharaoh
the LORD, Let my people go, that they deal deceitfully any more in not letting
may serve me. the people go to sacrifice to the LORD.
21 Else, if thou wilt not let my people 30 And Moses went out from Pharaoh,
go, behold, I will send swarms of flies and intreated the LORD.
upon thee, and upon thy servants, and 31 And the LORD did according to the
upon thy people, and into thy houses: word of Moses; and he removed the
and the houses of the Egyptians shall be swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his
full of swarms of flies, and also the servants, and from his people; there re-

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mained not one. 10 And they took ashes of the furnace,


32 And Pharaoh hardened his heart at and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses
this time also, neither would he let the sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it be-
people go. came a boil breaking forth with blains
upon man, and upon beast.
CHAPTER 9 11 And the magicians could not stand
1 Then the LORD said unto Moses, Go before Moses because of the boils; for the
in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith boil was upon the magicians, and upon
the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my all the Egyptians.
people go, that they may serve me. 12 And the LORD hardened the heart
2 For if thou refuse to let them go, and of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto
wilt hold them still, them; as the LORD had spoken unto
3 Behold, the hand of the LORD is Moses.
upon thy cattle which is in the field, 13 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses,
upon the horses, upon the asses, upon Rise up early in the morning, and stand
the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus
sheep: there shall be a very grievous mur- saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let
rain. my people go, that they may serve me.
4 And the LORD shall sever between 14 For I will at this time send all my
the cattle of Israel and the cattle of plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy
Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all servants, and upon thy people; that thou
that is the children's of Israel. mayest know that there is none like me in
5 And the LORD appointed a set time, all the earth.
saying, To morrow the LORD shall do 15 For now I will stretch out my hand,
this thing in the land. that I may smite thee and thy people
6 And the LORD did that thing on the with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off
morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: from the earth.
but of the cattle of the children of Israel 16 And in very deed for this cause have
died not one. I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my
7 And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there power; and that my name may be de-
was not one of the cattle of the Israelites clared throughout all the earth.
dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was 17 As yet exaltest thou thyself against
hardened, and he did not let the people my people, that thou wilt not let them
go. go?
8 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses 18 Behold, to morrow about this time I
and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of will cause it to rain a very grievous hail,
ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprin- such as hath not been in Egypt since the
kle it toward the heaven in the sight of foundation thereof even until now.
Pharaoh. 19 Send therefore now, and gather thy
9 And it shall become small dust in all cattle, and all that thou hast in the field;
the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil for upon every man and beast which shall
breaking forth with blains upon man, be found in the field, and shall not be
and upon beast, throughout all the land brought home, the hail shall come down
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20 He that feared the word of the 30 But as for thee and thy servants, I
LORD among the servants of Pharaoh know that ye will not yet fear the LORD
made his servants and his cattle flee into God.
the houses: 31 And the flax and the barley was
21 And he that regarded not the word smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and
of the LORD left his servants and his cat- the flax was bolled.
tle in the field. 32 But the wheat and the rie were not
22 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, smitten: for they were not grown up.
Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, 33 And Moses went out of the city
that there may be hail in all the land of from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his
Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and hands unto the LORD: and the thunders
upon every herb of the field, throughout and hail ceased, and the rain was not
the land of Egypt. poured upon the earth.
23 And Moses stretched forth his rod 34 And when Pharaoh saw that the rain
toward heaven: and the LORD sent and the hail and the thunders were
thunder and hail, and the fire ran along ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened
upon the ground; and the LORD rained his heart, he and his servants.
hail upon the land of Egypt. 35 And the heart of Pharaoh was hard-
24 So there was hail, and fire mingled ened, neither would he let the children of
with the hail, very grievous, such as there Israel go; as the LORD had spoken by
was none like it in all the land of Egypt Moses.
since it became a nation.
25 And the hail smote throughout all CHAPTER 10
the land of Egypt all that was in the field, 1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go
both man and beast; and the hail smote in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his
every herb of the field, and brake every heart, and the heart of his servants, that I
tree of the field. might shew these my signs before him:
26 Only in the land of Goshen, where 2 And that thou mayest tell in the ears
the children of Israel were, was there no of thy son, and of thy son's son, what
hail. things I have wrought in Egypt, and my
27 ¶ And Pharaoh sent, and called for signs which I have done among them;
Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I that ye may know how that I am the
have sinned this time: the LORD is right- LORD.
eous, and I and my people are wicked. 3 And Moses and Aaron came in unto
28 Intreat the LORD (for it is enough) Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith
that there be no more mighty thunder- the LORD God of the Hebrews, How
ings and hail; and I will let you go, and long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself
ye shall stay no longer. before me? let my people go, that they
29 And Moses said unto him, As soon may serve me.
as I am gone out of the city, I will spread 4 Else, if thou refuse to let my people
abroad my hands unto the LORD; and go, behold, to morrow will I bring the
the thunder shall cease, neither shall locusts into thy coast:
there be any more hail; that thou mayest 5 And they shall cover the face of the
know how that the earth is the LORD'S. earth, that one cannot be able to see the

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earth: and they shall eat the residue of was morning, the east wind brought the
that which is escaped, which remaineth locusts.
unto you from the hail, and shall eat 14 And the locusts went up over all the
every tree which groweth for you out of land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts
the field: of Egypt: very grievous were they; before
6 And they shall fill thy houses, and the them there were no such locusts as they,
houses of all thy servants, and the houses neither after them shall be such.
of all the Egyptians; which neither thy 15 For they covered the face of the
fathers, nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, whole earth, so that the land was dark-
since the day that they were upon the ened; and they did eat every herb of the
earth unto this day. And he turned him- land, and all the fruit of the trees which
self, and went out from Pharaoh. the hail had left: and there remained not
7 And Pharaoh's servants said unto any green thing in the trees, or in the
him, How long shall this man be a snare herbs of the field, through all the land of
unto us? let the men go, that they may Egypt.
serve the LORD their God: knowest thou 16 ¶ Then Pharaoh called for Moses
not yet that Egypt is destroyed? and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have
8 And Moses and Aaron were brought sinned against the LORD your God, and
again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto against you.
them, Go, serve the LORD your God: 17 Now therefore forgive, I pray thee,
but who are they that shall go? my sin only this once, and intreat the
9 And Moses said, We will go with our LORD your God, that he may take away
young and with our old, with our sons from me this death only.
and with our daughters, with our flocks 18 And he went out from Pharaoh, and
and with our herds will we go; for we intreated the LORD.
must hold a feast unto the LORD. 19 And the LORD turned a mighty
10 And he said unto them, Let the strong west wind, which took away the
LORD be so with you, as I will let you locusts, and cast them into the Red sea;
go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil there remained not one locust in all the
is before you. coasts of Egypt.
11 Not so: go now ye that are men, and 20 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's
serve the LORD; for that ye did desire. heart, so that he would not let the chil-
And they were driven out from Pharaoh's dren of Israel go.
presence. 21 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses,
12 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven,
Stretch out thine hand over the land of that there may be darkness over the land
Egypt for the locusts, that they may of Egypt, even darkness which may be
come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat felt.
every herb of the land, even all that the 22 And Moses stretched forth his hand
hail hath left. toward heaven; and there was a thick
13 And Moses stretched forth his rod darkness in all the land of Egypt three
over the land of Egypt, and the LORD days:
brought an east wind upon the land all 23 They saw not one another, neither
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but all the children of Israel had light in LORD, About midnight will I go out
their dwellings. into the midst of Egypt:
24 ¶ And Pharaoh called unto Moses, 5 And all the firstborn in the land of
and said, Go ye, serve the LORD; only let Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of
your flocks and your herds be stayed: let Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne,
your little ones also go with you. even unto the firstborn of the maidser-
25 And Moses said, Thou must give us vant that is behind the mill; and all the
also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that firstborn of beasts.
we may sacrifice unto the LORD our 6 And there shall be a great cry
God. throughout all the land of Egypt, such as
26 Our cattle also shall go with us; there was none like it, nor shall be like it
there shall not an hoof be left behind; for any more.
thereof must we take to serve the LORD 7 But against any of the children of Is-
our God; and we know not with what we rael shall not a dog move his tongue,
must serve the LORD, until we come against man or beast: that ye may know
thither. how that the LORD doth put a difference
27 ¶ But the LORD hardened Phar- between the Egyptians and Israel.
aoh's heart, and he would not let them 8 And all these thy servants shall come
go. down unto me, and bow down them-
28 And Pharaoh said unto him, Get selves unto me, saying, Get thee out, and
thee from me, take heed to thyself, see all the people that follow thee: and after
my face no more; for in that day thou that I will go out. And he went out from
seest my face thou shalt die. Pharaoh in a great anger.
29 And Moses said, Thou hast spoken 9 And the LORD said unto Moses,
well, I will see thy face again no more. Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you; that
my wonders may be multiplied in the
CHAPTER 11 land of Egypt.
1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet 10 And Moses and Aaron did all these
will I bring one plague more upon Phar- wonders before Pharaoh: and the LORD
aoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he
let you go hence: when he shall let you would not let the children of Israel go
go, he shall surely thrust you out hence out of his land.
altogether.
2 Speak now in the ears of the people, CHAPTER 12
and let every man borrow of his 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and
neighbour, and every woman of her Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of 2 This month shall be unto you the be-
gold. ginning of months: it shall be the first
3 And the LORD gave the people fa- month of the year to you.
vour in the sight of the Egyptians. More- 3 ¶ Speak ye unto all the congregation
over the man Moses was very great in the of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this
land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's month they shall take to them every man
servants, and in the sight of the people. a lamb, according to the house of their
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4 And if the household be too little for of Egypt.


the lamb, let him and his neighbour next 14 And this day shall be unto you for a
unto his house take it according to the memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to
number of the souls; every man accord- the LORD throughout your generations;
ing to his eating shall make your count ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance
for the lamb. for ever.
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a 15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened
male of the first year: ye shall take it out bread; even the first day ye shall put away
from the sheep, or from the goats: leaven out of your houses: for whosoever
6 And ye shall keep it up until the four- eateth leavened bread from the first day
teenth day of the same month: and the until the seventh day, that soul shall be
whole assembly of the congregation of cut off from Israel.
Israel shall kill it in the evening. 16 And in the first day there shall be an
7 And they shall take of the blood, and holy convocation, and in the seventh day
strike it on the two side posts and on the there shall be an holy convocation to
upper door post of the houses, wherein you; no manner of work shall be done in
they shall eat it. them, save that which every man must
8 And they shall eat the flesh in that eat, that only may be done of you.
night, roast with fire, and unleavened 17 And ye shall observe the feast of
bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day
it. have I brought your armies out of the
9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe
with water, but roast with fire; his head this day in your generations by an ordi-
with his legs, and with the purtenance nance for ever.
thereof. 18 ¶ In the first month, on the four-
10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain teenth day of the month at even, ye shall
until the morning; and that which re- eat unleavened bread, until the one and
maineth of it until the morning ye shall twentieth day of the month at even.
burn with fire. 19 Seven days shall there be no leaven
11 ¶ And thus shall ye eat it; with your found in your houses: for whosoever
loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and eateth that which is leavened, even that
your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it soul shall be cut off from the congrega-
in haste: it is the LORD'S passover. tion of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or
12 For I will pass through the land of born in the land.
Egypt this night, and will smite all the 20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all
firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man your habitations shall ye eat unleavened
and beast; and against all the gods of bread.
Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the 21 ¶ Then Moses called for all the eld-
LORD. ers of Israel, and said unto them, Draw
13 And the blood shall be to you for a out and take you a lamb according to
token upon the houses where ye are: and your families, and kill the passover.
when I see the blood, I will pass over 22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop,
you, and the plague shall not be upon and dip it in the blood that is in the ba-
you to destroy you, when I smite the land son, and strike the lintel and the two side

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posts with the blood that is in the bason; go, serve the LORD, as ye have said.
and none of you shall go out at the door 32 Also take your flocks and your
of his house until the morning. herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and
23 For the LORD will pass through to bless me also.
smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth 33 And the Egyptians were urgent upon
the blood upon the lintel, and on the two the people, that they might send them
side posts, the LORD will pass over the out of the land in haste; for they said, We
door, and will not suffer the destroyer to be all dead men.
come in unto your houses to smite you. 34 And the people took their dough be-
24 And ye shall observe this thing for fore it was leavened, their kneading-
an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for troughs being bound up in their clothes
ever. upon their shoulders.
25 And it shall come to pass, when ye 35 And the children of Israel did ac-
be come to the land which the LORD cording to the word of Moses; and they
will give you, according as he hath prom- borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of sil-
ised, that ye shall keep this service. ver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:
26 And it shall come to pass, when your 36 And the LORD gave the people fa-
children shall say unto you, What mean vour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that
ye by this service? they lent unto them such things as they
27 That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.
the LORD'S passover, who passed over 37 ¶ And the children of Israel jour-
the houses of the children of Israel in neyed from Rameses to Succoth, about
Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and six hundred thousand on foot that were
delivered our houses. And the people men, beside children.
bowed the head and worshipped. 38 And a mixed multitude went up also
28 And the children of Israel went with them; and flocks, and herds, even
away, and did as the LORD had com- very much cattle.
manded Moses and Aaron, so did they. 39 And they baked unleavened cakes of
29 ¶ And it came to pass, that at mid- the dough which they brought forth out
night the LORD smote all the firstborn of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because
in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn they were thrust out of Egypt, and could
of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto not tarry, neither had they prepared for
the firstborn of the captive that was in themselves any victual.
the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cat- 40 ¶ Now the sojourning of the chil-
tle. dren of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was
30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, four hundred and thirty years.
he, and all his servants, and all the Egyp- 41 And it came to pass at the end of the
tians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; four hundred and thirty years, even the
for there was not a house where there was selfsame day it came to pass, that all the
not one dead. hosts of the LORD went out from the
31 ¶ And he called for Moses and land of Egypt.
Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and 42 It is a night to be much observed
get you forth from among my people, unto the LORD for bringing them out
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of the LORD to be observed of all the out from Egypt, out of the house of
children of Israel in their generations. bondage; for by strength of hand the
43 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses LORD brought you out from this place:
and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the there shall no leavened bread be eaten.
passover: There shall no stranger eat 4 This day came ye out in the month
thereof: Abib.
44 But every man's servant that is 5 ¶ And it shall be when the LORD
bought for money, when thou hast cir- shall bring thee into the land of the Ca-
cumcised him, then shall he eat thereof. naanites, and the Hittites, and the Amo-
45 A foreigner and an hired servant rites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites,
shall not eat thereof. which he sware unto thy fathers to give
46 In one house shall it be eaten; thou thee, a land flowing with milk and
shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh honey, that thou shalt keep this service in
abroad out of the house; neither shall ye this month.
break a bone thereof. 6 Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened
47 All the congregation of Israel shall bread, and in the seventh day shall be a
keep it. feast to the LORD.
48 And when a stranger shall sojourn 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven
with thee, and will keep the passover to days; and there shall no leavened bread
the LORD, let all his males be circum- be seen with thee, neither shall there be
cised, and then let him come near and leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters.
keep it; and he shall be as one that is 8 ¶ And thou shalt shew thy son in that
born in the land: for no uncircumcised day, saying, This is done because of that
person shall eat thereof. which the LORD did unto me when I
49 One law shall be to him that is came forth out of Egypt.
homeborn, and unto the stranger that 9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee
sojourneth among you. upon thine hand, and for a memorial be-
50 Thus did all the children of Israel; as tween thine eyes, that the LORD'S law
the LORD commanded Moses and may be in thy mouth: for with a strong
Aaron, so did they. hand hath the LORD brought thee out of
51 And it came to pass the selfsame day, Egypt.
that the LORD did bring the children of 10 Thou shalt therefore keep this ordi-
Israel out of the land of Egypt by their nance in his season from year to year.
armies. 11 ¶ And it shall be when the LORD
shall bring thee into the land of the Ca-
CHAPTER 13 naanites, as he sware unto thee and to
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, thy fathers, and shall give it thee,
saying, 12 That thou shalt set apart unto the
2 Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, LORD all that openeth the matrix, and
whatsoever openeth the womb among every firstling that cometh of a beast
the children of Israel, both of man and of which thou hast; the males shall be the
beast: it is mine. LORD'S.
3 ¶ And Moses said unto the people, 13 And every firstling of an ass thou
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wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break night:


his neck: and all the firstborn of man 22 He took not away the pillar of the
among thy children shalt thou redeem. cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by
14 ¶ And it shall be when thy son as- night, from before the people.
keth thee in time to come, saying, What
is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By CHAPTER 14
strength of hand the LORD brought us 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
out from Egypt, from the house of bond- saying,
age: 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that
15 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh they turn and encamp before Pi-
would hardly let us go, that the LORD hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea,
slew all the firstborn in the land of over against Baal-zephon: before it shall
Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the ye encamp by the sea.
firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to 3 For Pharaoh will say of the children
the LORD all that openeth the matrix, of Israel, They are entangled in the land,
being males; but all the firstborn of my the wilderness hath shut them in.
children I redeem. 4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart,
16 And it shall be for a token upon that he shall follow after them; and I will
thine hand, and for frontlets between be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all
thine eyes: for by strength of hand the his host; that the Egyptians may know
LORD brought us forth out of Egypt. that I am the LORD. And they did so.
17 ¶ And it came to pass, when Phar- 5 ¶ And it was told the king of Egypt
aoh had let the people go, that God led that the people fled: and the heart of
them not through the way of the land of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned
the Philistines, although that was near; against the people, and they said, Why
for God said, Lest peradventure the peo- have we done this, that we have let Israel
ple repent when they see war, and they go from serving us?
return to Egypt: 6 And he made ready his chariot, and
18 But God led the people about, took his people with him:
through the way of the wilderness of the 7 And he took six hundred chosen
Red sea: and the children of Israel went chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt,
up harnessed out of the land of Egypt. and captains over every one of them.
19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph 8 And the LORD hardened the heart of
with him: for he had straitly sworn the Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued
children of Israel, saying, God will surely after the children of Israel: and the chil-
visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones dren of Israel went out with an high
away hence with you. hand.
20 ¶ And they took their journey from 9 But the Egyptians pursued after them,
Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh,
edge of the wilderness. and his horsemen, and his army, and
21 And the LORD went before them by overtook them encamping by the sea, be-
day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them side Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.
the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, 10 ¶ And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the
to give them light; to go by day and children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and,

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behold, the Egyptians marched after stood behind them:


them; and they were sore afraid: and the 20 And it came between the camp of
children of Israel cried out unto the the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and
LORD. it was a cloud and darkness to them, but
11 And they said unto Moses, Because it gave light by night to these: so that the
there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou one came not near the other all the night.
taken us away to die in the wilderness? 21 And Moses stretched out his hand
wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to over the sea; and the LORD caused the
carry us forth out of Egypt? sea to go back by a strong east wind all
12 Is not this the word that we did tell that night, and made the sea dry land,
thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that and the waters were divided.
we may serve the Egyptians? For it had 22 And the children of Israel went into
been better for us to serve the Egyptians, the midst of the sea upon the dry ground:
than that we should die in the wilderness. and the waters were a wall unto them on
13 ¶ And Moses said unto the people, their right hand, and on their left.
Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salva- 23 ¶ And the Egyptians pursued, and
tion of the LORD, which he will shew to went in after them to the midst of the
you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chari-
have seen to day, ye shall see them again ots, and his horsemen.
no more for ever. 24 And it came to pass, that in the
14 The LORD shall fight for you, and morning watch the LORD looked unto
ye shall hold your peace. the host of the Egyptians through the
15 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, pillar of fire and of the cloud, and trou-
Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak bled the host of the Egyptians,
unto the children of Israel, that they go 25 And took off their chariot wheels,
forward: that they drave them heavily: so that the
16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face
out thine hand over the sea, and divide of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them
it: and the children of Israel shall go on against the Egyptians.
dry ground through the midst of the sea. 26 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses,
17 And I, behold, I will harden the Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that
hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall the waters may come again upon the
follow them: and I will get me honour Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon
upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, their horsemen.
upon his chariots, and upon his horse- 27 And Moses stretched forth his hand
men. over the sea, and the sea returned to his
18 And the Egyptians shall know that I strength when the morning appeared;
am the LORD, when I have gotten me and the Egyptians fled against it; and the
honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the
and upon his horsemen. midst of the sea.
19 ¶ And the angel of God, which went 28 And the waters returned, and cov-
before the camp of Israel, removed and ered the chariots, and the horsemen, and
went behind them; and the pillar of the all the host of Pharaoh that came into the
cloud went from before their face, and sea after them; there remained not so

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much as one of them. stood upright as an heap, and the depths


29 But the children of Israel walked were congealed in the heart of the sea.
upon dry land in the midst of the sea; 9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will
and the waters were a wall unto them on overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust
their right hand, and on their left. shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw
30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
out of the hand of the Egyptians; and 10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the
Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the
sea shore. mighty waters.
31 And Israel saw that great work 11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD,
which the LORD did upon the Egyp- among the gods? who is like thee, glori-
tians: and the people feared the LORD, ous in holiness, fearful in praises, doing
and believed the LORD, and his servant wonders?
Moses. 12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand,
the earth swallowed them.
CHAPTER 15 13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the
1 Then sang Moses and the children of people which thou hast redeemed: thou
Israel this song unto the LORD, and hast guided them in thy strength unto thy
spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, holy habitation.
for he hath triumphed gloriously: the 14 The people shall hear, and be afraid:
horse and his rider hath he thrown into sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants
the sea. of Palestina.
2 The LORD is my strength and song, 15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be
and he is become my salvation: he is my amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trem-
God, and I will prepare him an habita- bling shall take hold upon them; all the
tion; my father's God, and I will exalt inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
him. 16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them;
3 The LORD is a man of war: the by the greatness of thine arm they shall
LORD is his name. be as still as a stone; till thy people pass
4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath over, O LORD, till the people pass over,
he cast into the sea: his chosen captains which thou hast purchased.
also are drowned in the Red sea. 17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant
5 The depths have covered them: they them in the mountain of thine inheri-
sank into the bottom as a stone. tance, in the place, O LORD, which thou
6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become hast made for thee to dwell in, in the
glorious in power: thy right hand, O Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have
LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. established.
7 And in the greatness of thine excel- 18 The LORD shall reign for ever and
lency thou hast overthrown them that ever.
rose up against thee: thou sentest forth 19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in
thy wrath, which consumed them as with his chariots and with his horsemen
stubble. into the sea, and the LORD brought
8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the again the waters of the sea upon them;
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land in the midst of the sea. Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second
20 ¶ And Miriam the prophetess, the month after their departing out of the
sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her land of Egypt.
hand; and all the women went out after 2 And the whole congregation of the
her with timbrels and with dances. children of Israel murmured against
21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
to the LORD, for he hath triumphed glo- 3 And the children of Israel said unto
riously; the horse and his rider hath he them, Would to God we had died by the
thrown into the sea. hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt,
22 So Moses brought Israel from the when we sat by the flesh pots, and when
Red sea, and they went out into the wil- we did eat bread to the full; for ye have
derness of Shur; and they went three days brought us forth into this wilderness, to
in the wilderness, and found no water. kill this whole assembly with hunger.
23 ¶ And when they came to Marah, 4 ¶ Then said the LORD unto Moses,
they could not drink of the waters of Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for
Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the you; and the people shall go out and
name of it was called Marah. gather a certain rate every day, that I may
24 And the people murmured against prove them, whether they will walk in
Moses, saying, What shall we drink? my law, or no.
25 And he cried unto the LORD; and 5 And it shall come to pass, that on the
the LORD shewed him a tree, which sixth day they shall prepare that which
when he had cast into the waters, the wa- they bring in; and it shall be twice as
ters were made sweet: there he made for much as they gather daily.
them a statute and an ordinance, and 6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all
there he proved them, the children of Israel, At even, then ye
26 And said, If thou wilt diligently shall know that the LORD hath brought
hearken to the voice of the LORD thy you out from the land of Egypt:
God, and wilt do that which is right in 7 And in the morning, then ye shall see
his sight, and wilt give ear to his com- the glory of the LORD; for that he
mandments, and keep all his statutes, I heareth your murmurings against the
will put none of these diseases upon thee, LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur
which I have brought upon the Egyp- against us?
tians: for I am the LORD that healeth 8 And Moses said, This shall be, when
thee. the LORD shall give you in the evening
27 ¶ And they came to Elim, where flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to
were twelve wells of water, and threescore the full; for that the LORD heareth your
and ten palm trees: and they encamped murmurings which ye murmur against
there by the waters. him: and what are we? your murmurings
are not against us, but against the LORD.
CHAPTER 16 9 ¶ And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say
1 And they took their journey from unto all the congregation of the children
Elim, and all the congregation of the of Israel, Come near before the LORD:
children of Israel came unto the wilder- for he hath heard your murmurings.
ness of Sin, which is between Elim and 10 And it came to pass, as Aaron spake

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unto the whole congregation of the chil- them.


dren of Israel, that they looked toward 21 And they gathered it every morning,
the wilderness, and, behold, the glory of every man according to his eating: and
the LORD appeared in the cloud. when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
11 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, 22 ¶ And it came to pass, that on the
saying, sixth day they gathered twice as much
12 I have heard the murmurings of the bread, two omers for one man: and all
children of Israel: speak unto them, say- the rulers of the congregation came and
ing, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the told Moses.
morning ye shall be filled with bread; 23 And he said unto them, This is that
and ye shall know that I am the LORD which the LORD hath said, To morrow is
your God. the rest of the holy sabbath unto the
13 And it came to pass, that at even the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to
quails came up, and covered the camp: day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and
and in the morning the dew lay round that which remaineth over lay up for you
about the host. to be kept until the morning.
14 And when the dew that lay was gone 24 And they laid it up till the morning,
up, behold, upon the face of the wilder- as Moses bade: and it did not stink, nei-
ness there lay a small round thing, as ther was there any worm therein.
small as the hoar frost on the ground. 25 And Moses said, Eat that to day; for
15 And when the children of Israel saw to day is a sabbath unto the LORD: to
it, they said one to another, It is manna: day ye shall not find it in the field.
for they wist not what it was. And Moses 26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the
said unto them, This is the bread which seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it
the LORD hath given you to eat. there shall be none.
16 ¶ This is the thing which the LORD 27 ¶ And it came to pass, that there
hath commanded, Gather of it every man went out some of the people on the sev-
according to his eating, an omer for every enth day for to gather, and they found
man, according to the number of your none.
persons; take ye every man for them 28 And the LORD said unto Moses,
which are in his tents. How long refuse ye to keep my com-
17 And the children of Israel did so, mandments and my laws?
and gathered, some more, some less. 29 See, for that the LORD hath given
18 And when they did mete it with an you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you
omer, he that gathered much had noth- on the sixth day the bread of two days;
ing over, and he that gathered little had abide ye every man in his place, let no
no lack; they gathered every man accord- man go out of his place on the seventh
ing to his eating. day.
19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of 30 So the people rested on the seventh
it till the morning. day.
20 Notwithstanding they hearkened 31 And the house of Israel called the
not unto Moses; but some of them left of name thereof Manna: and it was like co-
it until the morning, and it bred worms, riander seed, white; and the taste of it
and stank: and Moses was wroth with was like wafers made with honey.

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32 ¶ And Moses said, This is the thing on before the people, and take with thee
which the LORD commandeth, Fill an of the elders of Israel; and thy rod,
omer of it to be kept for your genera- wherewith thou smotest the river, take in
tions; that they may see the bread thine hand, and go.
wherewith I have fed you in the wilder- 6 Behold, I will stand before thee there
ness, when I brought you forth from the upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt
land of Egypt. smite the rock, and there shall come wa-
33 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a ter out of it, that the people may drink.
pot, and put an omer full of manna And Moses did so in the sight of the eld-
therein, and lay it up before the LORD, ers of Israel.
to be kept for your generations. 7 And he called the name of the place
34 As the LORD commanded Moses, Massah, and Meribah, because of the
so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, chiding of the children of Israel, and be-
to be kept. cause they tempted the LORD, saying, Is
35 And the children of Israel did eat the LORD among us, or not?
manna forty years, until they came to a 8 ¶ Then came Amalek, and fought
land inhabited; they did eat manna, until with Israel in Rephidim.
they came unto the borders of the land of 9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose
Canaan. us out men, and go out, fight with
36 Now an omer is the tenth part of an Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the
ephah. top of the hill with the rod of God in
mine hand.
CHAPTER 17 10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to
1 And all the congregation of the chil- him, and fought with Amalek: and
dren of Israel journeyed from the wilder- Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the
ness of Sin, after their journeys, accord- top of the hill.
ing to the commandment of the LORD, 11 And it came to pass, when Moses
and pitched in Rephidim: and there was held up his hand, that Israel prevailed:
no water for the people to drink. and when he let down his hand, Amalek
2 Wherefore the people did chide with prevailed.
Moses, and said, Give us water that we 12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and
may drink. And Moses said unto them, they took a stone, and put it under him,
Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur
tempt the LORD? stayed up his hands, the one on the one
3 And the people thirsted there for wa- side, and the other on the other side; and
ter; and the people murmured against his hands were steady until the going
Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that down of the sun.
thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to 13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and
kill us and our children and our cattle his people with the edge of the sword.
with thirst? 14 And the LORD said unto Moses,
4 And Moses cried unto the LORD, Write this for a memorial in a book, and
saying, What shall I do unto this people? rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will
they be almost ready to stone me. utterly put out the remembrance of
5 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go Amalek from under heaven.

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15 And Moses built an altar, and called LORD, who hath delivered you out of
the name of it Jehovah-nissi: the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the
16 For he said, Because the LORD hath hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the
sworn that the LORD will have war with people from under the hand of the Egyp-
Amalek from generation to generation. tians.
11 Now I know that the LORD is
CHAPTER 18 greater than all gods: for in the thing
1 When Jethro, the priest of Midian, wherein they dealt proudly he was above
Moses' father in law, heard of all that them.
God had done for Moses, and for Israel 12 And Jethro, Moses' father in law,
his people, and that the LORD had took a burnt offering and sacrifices for
brought Israel out of Egypt; God: and Aaron came, and all the elders
2 Then Jethro, Moses' father in law, of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father
took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had in law before God.
sent her back, 13 ¶ And it came to pass on the mor-
3 And her two sons; of which the name row, that Moses sat to judge the people:
of the one was Gershom; for he said, I and the people stood by Moses from the
have been an alien in a strange land: morning unto the evening.
4 And the name of the other was 14 And when Moses' father in law saw
Eliezer; for the God of my father, said he, all that he did to the people, he said,
was mine help, and delivered me from What is this thing that thou doest to the
the sword of Pharaoh: people? why sittest thou thyself alone,
5 And Jethro, Moses' father in law, and all the people stand by thee from
came with his sons and his wife unto morning unto even?
Moses into the wilderness, where he en- 15 And Moses said unto his father in
camped at the mount of God: law, Because the people come unto me to
6 And he said unto Moses, I thy father enquire of God:
in law Jethro am come unto thee, and 16 When they have a matter, they come
thy wife, and her two sons with her. unto me; and I judge between one and
7 ¶ And Moses went out to meet his fa- another, and I do make them know the
ther in law, and did obeisance, and kissed statutes of God, and his laws.
him; and they asked each other of their 17 And Moses' father in law said unto
welfare; and they came into the tent. him, The thing that thou doest is not
8 And Moses told his father in law all good.
that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh 18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both
and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and thou, and this people that is with thee:
all the travail that had come upon them for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou
by the way, and how the LORD delivered art not able to perform it thyself alone.
them. 19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will
9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the good- give thee counsel, and God shall be with
ness which the LORD had done to Israel, thee: Be thou for the people to God-
whom he had delivered out of the hand ward, that thou mayest bring the causes
of the Egyptians. unto God:
10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the 20 And thou shalt teach them ordi-

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nances and laws, and shalt shew them the mount.


way wherein they must walk, and the 3 And Moses went up unto God, and
work that they must do. the LORD called unto him out of the
21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to
all the people able men, such as fear God, the house of Jacob, and tell the children
men of truth, hating covetousness; and of Israel;
place such over them, to be rulers of thou- 4 Ye have seen what I did unto the
sands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles'
fifties, and rulers of tens: wings, and brought you unto myself.
22 And let them judge the people at all 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my
seasons: and it shall be, that every great voice indeed, and keep my covenant,
matter they shall bring unto thee, but then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto
every small matter they shall judge: so me above all people: for all the earth is
shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall mine:
bear the burden with thee. 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom
23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God of priests, and an holy nation. These are
command thee so, then thou shalt be able the words which thou shalt speak unto
to endure, and all this people shall also the children of Israel.
go to their place in peace. 7 ¶ And Moses came and called for the
24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of elders of the people, and laid before their
his father in law, and did all that he had faces all these words which the LORD
said. commanded him.
25 And Moses chose able men out of all 8 And all the people answered together,
Israel, and made them heads over the and said, All that the LORD hath spoken
people, rulers of thousands, rulers of we will do. And Moses returned the
hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of words of the people unto the LORD.
tens. 9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo,
26 And they judged the people at all I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that
seasons: the hard causes they brought the people may hear when I speak with
unto Moses, but every small matter they thee, and believe thee for ever. And
judged themselves. Moses told the words of the people unto
27 ¶ And Moses let his father in law the LORD.
depart; and he went his way into his own 10 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses,
land. Go unto the people, and sanctify them to
day and to morrow, and let them wash
CHAPTER 19 their clothes,
1 In the third month, when the chil- 11 And be ready against the third day:
dren of Israel were gone forth out of the for the third day the LORD will come
land of Egypt, the same day came they down in the sight of all the people upon
into the wilderness of Sinai. mount Sinai.
2 For they were departed from Re- 12 And thou shalt set bounds unto the
phidim, and were come to the desert of people round about, saying, Take heed to
Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; yourselves, that ye go not up into the
and there Israel camped before the mount, or touch the border of it: whoso-

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ever toucheth the mount shall be surely near to the LORD, sanctify themselves,
put to death: lest the LORD break forth upon them.
13 There shall not an hand touch it, 23 And Moses said unto the LORD,
but he shall surely be stoned, or shot The people cannot come up to mount
through; whether it be beast or man, it Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set
shall not live: when the trumpet soun- bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.
deth long, they shall come up to the 24 And the LORD said unto him,
mount. Away, get thee down, and thou shalt
14 ¶ And Moses went down from the come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but
mount unto the people, and sanctified let not the priests and the people break
the people; and they washed their through to come up unto the LORD, lest
clothes. he break forth upon them.
15 And he said unto the people, Be 25 So Moses went down unto the peo-
ready against the third day: come not at ple, and spake unto them.
your wives.
16 ¶ And it came to pass on the third CHAPTER 20
day in the morning, that there were 1 And God spake all these words, say-
thunders and lightnings, and a thick ing,
cloud upon the mount, and the voice of 2 I am the LORD thy God, which have
the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all brought thee out of the land of Egypt,
the people that was in the camp trem- out of the house of bondage.
bled. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before
17 And Moses brought forth the people me.
out of the camp to meet with God; and 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any
they stood at the nether part of the graven image, or any likeness of any thing
mount. that is in heaven above, or that is in the
18 And mount Sinai was altogether on earth beneath, or that is in the water un-
a smoke, because the LORD descended der the earth:
upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to
ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and them, nor serve them: for I the LORD
the whole mount quaked greatly. thy God am a jealous God, visiting the
19 And when the voice of the trumpet iniquity of the fathers upon the children
sounded long, and waxed louder and unto the third and fourth generation of
louder, Moses spake, and God answered them that hate me;
him by a voice. 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands
20 And the LORD came down upon of them that love me, and keep my
mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: commandments.
and the LORD called Moses up to the 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the
top of the mount; and Moses went up. LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD
21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go will not hold him guiltless that taketh his
down, charge the people, lest they break name in vain.
through unto the LORD to gaze, and 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it
many of them perish. holy.
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thy work: with you from heaven.


10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of 23 Ye shall not make with me gods of
the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not silver, neither shall ye make unto you
do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy gods of gold.
daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maid- 24 ¶ An altar of earth thou shalt make
servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy
that is within thy gates: burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings,
11 For in six days the LORD made thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places
heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in where I record my name I will come unto
them is, and rested the seventh day: thee, and I will bless thee.
wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath 25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of
day, and hallowed it. stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn
12 ¶ Honour thy father and thy stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it,
mother: that thy days may be long upon thou hast polluted it.
the land which the LORD thy God 26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps
giveth thee. unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be
13 Thou shalt not kill. not discovered thereon.
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15 Thou shalt not steal. CHAPTER 21
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness 1 Now these are the judgments which
against thy neighbour. thou shalt set before them.
17 Thou shalt not covet thy 2 If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six
neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet years he shall serve: and in the seventh he
thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, shall go out free for nothing.
nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his 3 If he came in by himself, he shall go
ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's. out by himself: if he were married, then
18 ¶ And all the people saw the thun- his wife shall go out with him.
derings, and the lightnings, and the noise 4 If his master have given him a wife,
of the trumpet, and the mountain smok- and she have born him sons or daughters;
ing: and when the people saw it, they the wife and her children shall be her
removed, and stood afar off. master's, and he shall go out by himself.
19 And they said unto Moses, Speak 5 And if the servant shall plainly say, I
thou with us, and we will hear: but let love my master, my wife, and my chil-
not God speak with us, lest we die. dren; I will not go out free:
20 And Moses said unto the people, 6 Then his master shall bring him unto
Fear not: for God is come to prove you, the judges; he shall also bring him to the
and that his fear may be before your door, or unto the door post; and his mas-
faces, that ye sin not. ter shall bore his ear through with an aul;
21 And the people stood afar off, and and he shall serve him for ever.
Moses drew near unto the thick darkness 7 ¶ And if a man sell his daughter to be
where God was. a maidservant, she shall not go out as the
22 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, menservants do.
Thus thou shalt say unto the children of 8 If she please not her master, who hath
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her be redeemed: to sell her unto a 22 ¶ If men strive, and hurt a woman
strange nation he shall have no power, with child, so that her fruit depart from
seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her. her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall
9 And if he have betrothed her unto his be surely punished, according as the
son, he shall deal with her after the man- woman's husband will lay upon him; and
ner of daughters. he shall pay as the judges determine.
10 If he take him another wife; her 23 And if any mischief follow, then
food, her raiment, and her duty of mar- thou shalt give life for life,
riage, shall he not diminish. 24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand
11 And if he do not these three unto for hand, foot for foot,
her, then shall she go out free without 25 Burning for burning, wound for
money. wound, stripe for stripe.
12 ¶ He that smiteth a man, so that he 26 ¶ And if a man smite the eye of his
die, shall be surely put to death. servant, or the eye of his maid, that it
13 And if a man lie not in wait, but perish; he shall let him go free for his
God deliver him into his hand; then I eye's sake.
will appoint thee a place whither he shall 27 And if he smite out his manservant's
flee. tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; he shall
14 But if a man come presumptuously let him go free for his tooth's sake.
upon his neighbour, to slay him with 28 ¶ If an ox gore a man or a woman,
guile; thou shalt take him from mine al- that they die: then the ox shall be surely
tar, that he may die. stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten;
15 ¶ And he that smiteth his father, or but the owner of the ox shall be quit.
his mother, shall be surely put to death. 29 But if the ox were wont to push with
16 ¶ And he that stealeth a man, and his horn in time past, and it hath been
selleth him, or if he be found in his testified to his owner, and he hath not
hand, he shall surely be put to death. kept him in, but that he hath killed a
17 ¶ And he that curseth his father, or man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned,
his mother, shall surely be put to death. and his owner also shall be put to death.
18 ¶ And if men strive together, and 30 If there be laid on him a sum of
one smite another with a stone, or with money, then he shall give for the ransom
his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his of his life whatsoever is laid upon him.
bed: 31 Whether he have gored a son, or
19 If he rise again, and walk abroad have gored a daughter, according to this
upon his staff, then shall he that smote judgment shall it be done unto him.
him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss 32 If the ox shall push a manservant or
of his time, and shall cause him to be a maidservant; he shall give unto their
thoroughly healed. master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox
20 ¶ And if a man smite his servant, or shall be stoned.
his maid, with a rod, and he die under 33 ¶ And if a man shall open a pit, or if
his hand; he shall be surely punished. a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it,
21 Notwithstanding, if he continue a and an ox or an ass fall therein;
day or two, he shall not be punished: for 34 The owner of the pit shall make it
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them; and the dead beast shall be his. 9 For all manner of trespass, whether it
35 ¶ And if one man's ox hurt an- be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment,
other's, that he die; then they shall sell or for any manner of lost thing, which
the live ox, and divide the money of it; another challengeth to be his, the cause of
and the dead ox also they shall divide. both parties shall come before the judges;
36 Or if it be known that the ox hath and whom the judges shall condemn, he
used to push in time past, and his owner shall pay double unto his neighbour.
hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay 10 If a man deliver unto his neighbour
ox for ox; and the dead shall be his own. an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast,
to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven
CHAPTER 22 away, no man seeing it:
1 If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, 11 Then shall an oath of the LORD be
and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five between them both, that he hath not put
oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and
sheep. the owner of it shall accept thereof, and
2 ¶ If a thief be found breaking up, and he shall not make it good.
be smitten that he die, there shall no 12 And if it be stolen from him, he
blood be shed for him. shall make restitution unto the owner
3 If the sun be risen upon him, there thereof.
shall be blood shed for him; for he should 13 If it be torn in pieces, then let him
make full restitution; if he have nothing, bring it for witness, and he shall not
then he shall be sold for his theft. make good that which was torn.
4 If the theft be certainly found in his 14 ¶ And if a man borrow ought of his
hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the
sheep; he shall restore double. owner thereof being not with it, he shall
5 ¶ If a man shall cause a field or vine- surely make it good.
yard to be eaten, and shall put in his 15 But if the owner thereof be with it,
beast, and shall feed in another man's he shall not make it good: if it be an
field; of the best of his own field, and of hired thing, it came for his hire.
the best of his own vineyard, shall he 16 ¶ And if a man entice a maid that is
make restitution. not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall
6 ¶ If fire break out, and catch in surely endow her to be his wife.
thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the 17 If her father utterly refuse to give her
standing corn, or the field, be consumed unto him, he shall pay money according
therewith; he that kindled the fire shall to the dowry of virgins.
surely make restitution. 18 ¶ Thou shalt not suffer a witch to
7 ¶ If a man shall deliver unto his live.
neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it 19 ¶ Whosoever lieth with a beast shall
be stolen out of the man's house; if the surely be put to death.
thief be found, let him pay double. 20 ¶ He that sacrificeth unto any god,
8 If the thief be not found, then the save unto the LORD only, he shall be ut-
master of the house shall be brought terly destroyed.
unto the judges, to see whether he have 21 ¶ Thou shalt neither vex a stranger,
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the land of Egypt. judgment:


22 ¶ Ye shall not afflict any widow, or 3 ¶ Neither shalt thou countenance a
fatherless child. poor man in his cause.
23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and 4 ¶ If thou meet thine enemy's ox or
they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear his ass going astray, thou shalt surely
their cry; bring it back to him again.
24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I 5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth
will kill you with the sword; and your thee lying under his burden, and would-
wives shall be widows, and your children est forbear to help him, thou shalt surely
fatherless. help with him.
25 ¶ If thou lend money to any of my 6 Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of
people that is poor by thee, thou shalt thy poor in his cause.
not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt 7 Keep thee far from a false matter; and
thou lay upon him usury. the innocent and righteous slay thou not:
26 If thou at all take thy neighbour's for I will not justify the wicked.
raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it 8 ¶ And thou shalt take no gift: for the
unto him by that the sun goeth down: gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the
27 For that is his covering only, it is his words of the righteous.
raiment for his skin: wherein shall he 9 ¶ Also thou shalt not oppress a
sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he stranger: for ye know the heart of a
crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the
gracious. land of Egypt.
28 ¶ Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor 10 And six years thou shalt sow thy
curse the ruler of thy people. land, and shalt gather in the fruits
29 ¶ Thou shalt not delay to offer the thereof:
first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: 11 But the seventh year thou shalt let it
the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give rest and lie still; that the poor of thy peo-
unto me. ple may eat: and what they leave the
30 Likewise shalt thou do with thine beasts of the field shall eat. In like man-
oxen, and with thy sheep: seven days it ner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard,
shall be with his dam; on the eighth day and with thy oliveyard.
thou shalt give it me. 12 Six days thou shalt do thy work, and
31 ¶ And ye shall be holy men unto on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that
me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the
torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it son of thy handmaid, and the stranger,
to the dogs. may be refreshed.
13 And in all things that I have said
CHAPTER 23 unto you be circumspect: and make no
1 Thou shalt not raise a false report: put mention of the name of other gods, nei-
not thine hand with the wicked to be an ther let it be heard out of thy mouth.
unrighteous witness. 14 ¶ Three times thou shalt keep a feast
2 ¶ Thou shalt not follow a multitude unto me in the year.
to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a 15 Thou shalt keep the feast of unleav-
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bread seven days, as I commanded thee, God, and he shall bless thy bread, and
in the time appointed of the month thy water; and I will take sickness away
Abib; for in it thou camest out from from the midst of thee.
Egypt: and none shall appear before me 26 ¶ There shall nothing cast their
empty:) young, nor be barren, in thy land: the
16 And the feast of harvest, the number of thy days I will fulfil.
firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast 27 I will send my fear before thee, and
sown in the field: and the feast of ingath- will destroy all the people to whom thou
ering, which is in the end of the year, shalt come, and I will make all thine
when thou hast gathered in thy labours enemies turn their backs unto thee.
out of the field. 28 And I will send hornets before thee,
17 Three times in the year all thy males which shall drive out the Hivite, the Ca-
shall appear before the Lord GOD. naanite, and the Hittite, from before
18 Thou shalt not offer the blood of my thee.
sacrifice with leavened bread; neither 29 I will not drive them out from be-
shall the fat of my sacrifice remain until fore thee in one year; lest the land be-
the morning. come desolate, and the beast of the field
19 The first of the firstfruits of thy land multiply against thee.
thou shalt bring into the house of the 30 By little and little I will drive them
LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a out from before thee, until thou be in-
kid in his mother's milk. creased, and inherit the land.
20 ¶ Behold, I send an Angel before 31 And I will set thy bounds from the
thee, to keep thee in the way, and to Red sea even unto the sea of the Philis-
bring thee into the place which I have tines, and from the desert unto the river:
prepared. for I will deliver the inhabitants of the
21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, land into your hand; and thou shalt drive
provoke him not; for he will not pardon them out before thee.
your transgressions: for my name is in 32 Thou shalt make no covenant with
him. them, nor with their gods.
22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his 33 They shall not dwell in thy land, lest
voice, and do all that I speak; then I will they make thee sin against me: for if thou
be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an serve their gods, it will surely be a snare
adversary unto thine adversaries. unto thee.
23 For mine Angel shall go before thee,
and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and CHAPTER 24
the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the 1 And he said unto Moses, Come up
Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Je- unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron,
busites: and I will cut them off. Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the
24 Thou shalt not bow down to their elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off.
gods, nor serve them, nor do after their 2 And Moses alone shall come near the
works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow LORD: but they shall not come nigh;
them, and quite break down their im- neither shall the people go up with him.
ages. 3 ¶ And Moses came and told the peo-
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the judgments: and all the people an- 14 And he said unto the elders, Tarry ye
swered with one voice, and said, All the here for us, until we come again unto
words which the LORD hath said will we you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur are
do. with you: if any man have any matters to
4 And Moses wrote all the words of the do, let him come unto them.
LORD, and rose up early in the morning, 15 And Moses went up into the mount,
and builded an altar under the hill, and and a cloud covered the mount.
twelve pillars, according to the twelve 16 And the glory of the LORD abode
tribes of Israel. upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered
5 And he sent young men of the chil- it six days: and the seventh day he called
dren of Israel, which offered burnt offer- unto Moses out of the midst of the
ings, and sacrificed peace offerings of cloud.
oxen unto the LORD. 17 And the sight of the glory of the
6 And Moses took half of the blood, LORD was like devouring fire on the top
and put it in basons; and half of the of the mount in the eyes of the children
blood he sprinkled on the altar. of Israel.
7 And he took the book of the cove- 18 And Moses went into the midst of
nant, and read in the audience of the the cloud, and gat him up into the
people: and they said, All that the LORD mount: and Moses was in the mount
hath said will we do, and be obedient. forty days and forty nights.
8 And Moses took the blood, and
sprinkled it on the people, and said, Be- CHAPTER 25
hold the blood of the covenant, which 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
the LORD hath made with you concern- saying,
ing all these words. 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that
9 ¶ Then went up Moses, and Aaron, they bring me an offering: of every man
Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the that giveth it willingly with his heart ye
elders of Israel: shall take my offering.
10 And they saw the God of Israel: and 3 And this is the offering which ye shall
there was under his feet as it were a paved take of them; gold, and silver, and brass,
work of a sapphire stone, and as it were 4 And blue, and purple, and scarlet,
the body of heaven in his clearness. and fine linen, and goats' hair,
11 And upon the nobles of the children 5 And rams' skins dyed red, and badg-
of Israel he laid not his hand: also they ers' skins, and shittim wood,
saw God, and did eat and drink. 6 Oil for the light, spices for anointing
12 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, oil, and for sweet incense,
Come up to me into the mount, and be 7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set in
there: and I will give thee tables of stone, the ephod, and in the breastplate.
and a law, and commandments which I 8 And let them make me a sanctuary;
have written; that thou mayest teach that I may dwell among them.
them. 9 According to all that I shew thee, after
13 And Moses rose up, and his minister the pattern of the tabernacle, and the
Joshua: and Moses went up into the pattern of all the instruments thereof,
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10 ¶ And they shall make an ark of shit- 22 And there I will meet with thee, and
tim wood: two cubits and a half shall be I will commune with thee from above the
the length thereof, and a cubit and a half mercy seat, from between the two cheru-
the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a bims which are upon the ark of the tes-
half the height thereof. timony, of all things which I will give thee
11 And thou shalt overlay it with pure in commandment unto the children of
gold, within and without shalt thou over- Israel.
lay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of 23 ¶ Thou shalt also make a table of
gold round about. shittim wood: two cubits shall be the
12 And thou shalt cast four rings of length thereof, and a cubit the breadth
gold for it, and put them in the four cor- thereof, and a cubit and a half the height
ners thereof; and two rings shall be in the thereof.
one side of it, and two rings in the other 24 And thou shalt overlay it with pure
side of it. gold, and make thereto a crown of gold
13 And thou shalt make staves of shit- round about.
tim wood, and overlay them with gold. 25 And thou shalt make unto it a bor-
14 And thou shalt put the staves into der of an hand breadth round about, and
the rings by the sides of the ark, that the thou shalt make a golden crown to the
ark may be borne with them. border thereof round about.
15 The staves shall be in the rings of the 26 And thou shalt make for it four
ark: they shall not be taken from it. rings of gold, and put the rings in the
16 And thou shalt put into the ark the four corners that are on the four feet
testimony which I shall give thee. thereof.
17 And thou shalt make a mercy seat of 27 Over against the border shall the
pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be rings be for places of the staves to bear
the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the table.
the breadth thereof. 28 And thou shalt make the staves of
18 And thou shalt make two cherubims shittim wood, and overlay them with
of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make gold, that the table may be borne with
them, in the two ends of the mercy seat. them.
19 And make one cherub on the one 29 And thou shalt make the dishes
end, and the other cherub on the other thereof, and spoons thereof, and covers
end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make thereof, and bowls thereof, to cover
the cherubims on the two ends thereof. withal: of pure gold shalt thou make
20 And the cherubims shall stretch them.
forth their wings on high, covering the 30 And thou shalt set upon the table
mercy seat with their wings, and their shewbread before me alway.
faces shall look one to another; toward the 31 ¶ And thou shalt make a candlestick
mercy seat shall the faces of the cheru- of pure gold: of beaten work shall the
bims be. candlestick be made: his shaft, and his
21 And thou shalt put the mercy seat branches, his bowls, his knops, and his
above upon the ark; and in the ark thou flowers, shall be of the same.
shalt put the testimony that I shall give 32 And six branches shall come out of
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dlestick out of the one side, and three gether one to another; and other five cur-
branches of the candlestick out of the tains shall be coupled one to another.
other side: 4 And thou shalt make loops of blue
33 Three bowls made like unto al- upon the edge of the one curtain from
monds, with a knop and a flower in one the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise
branch; and three bowls made like al- shalt thou make in the uttermost edge of
monds in the other branch, with a knop another curtain, in the coupling of the
and a flower: so in the six branches that second.
come out of the candlestick. 5 Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one
34 And in the candlestick shall be four curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make
bowls made like unto almonds, with their in the edge of the curtain that is in the
knops and their flowers. coupling of the second; that the loops
35 And there shall be a knop under two may take hold one of another.
branches of the same, and a knop under 6 And thou shalt make fifty taches of
two branches of the same, and a knop gold, and couple the curtains together
under two branches of the same, accord- with the taches: and it shall be one taber-
ing to the six branches that proceed out nacle.
of the candlestick. 7 ¶ And thou shalt make curtains of
36 Their knops and their branches shall goats' hair to be a covering upon the tab-
be of the same: all it shall be one beaten ernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make.
work of pure gold. 8 The length of one curtain shall be
37 And thou shalt make the seven thirty cubits, and the breadth of one cur-
lamps thereof: and they shall light the tain four cubits: and the eleven curtains
lamps thereof, that they may give light shall be all of one measure.
over against it. 9 And thou shalt couple five curtains by
38 And the tongs thereof, and the themselves, and six curtains by them-
snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure gold. selves, and shalt double the sixth curtain
39 Of a talent of pure gold shall he in the forefront of the tabernacle.
make it, with all these vessels. 10 And thou shalt make fifty loops on
40 And look that thou make them after the edge of the one curtain that is out-
their pattern, which was shewed thee in most in the coupling, and fifty loops in
the mount. the edge of the curtain which coupleth
the second.
CHAPTER 26 11 And thou shalt make fifty taches of
1 Moreover thou shalt make the taber- brass, and put the taches into the loops,
nacle with ten curtains of fine twined and couple the tent together, that it may
linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: be one.
with cherubims of cunning work shalt 12 And the remnant that remaineth of
thou make them. the curtains of the tent, the half curtain
2 The length of one curtain shall be that remaineth, shall hang over the back-
eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth side of the tabernacle.
of one curtain four cubits: and every one 13 And a cubit on the one side, and a
of the curtains shall have one measure. cubit on the other side of that which re-
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the tent, it shall hang over the sides of 26 ¶ And thou shalt make bars of shit-
the tabernacle on this side and on that tim wood; five for the boards of the one
side, to cover it. side of the tabernacle,
14 And thou shalt make a covering for 27 And five bars for the boards of the
the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a other side of the tabernacle, and five bars
covering above of badgers' skins. for the boards of the side of the taberna-
15 ¶ And thou shalt make boards for cle, for the two sides westward.
the tabernacle of shittim wood standing 28 And the middle bar in the midst of
up. the boards shall reach from end to end.
16 Ten cubits shall be the length of a 29 And thou shalt overlay the boards
board, and a cubit and a half shall be the with gold, and make their rings of gold
breadth of one board. for places for the bars: and thou shalt
17 Two tenons shall there be in one overlay the bars with gold.
board, set in order one against another: 30 And thou shalt rear up the taberna-
thus shalt thou make for all the boards of cle according to the fashion thereof
the tabernacle. which was shewed thee in the mount.
18 And thou shalt make the boards for 31 ¶ And thou shalt make a vail of blue,
the tabernacle, twenty boards on the and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined
south side southward. linen of cunning work: with cherubims
19 And thou shalt make forty sockets of shall it be made:
silver under the twenty boards; two sock- 32 And thou shalt hang it upon four
ets under one board for his two tenons, pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold:
and two sockets under another board for their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four
his two tenons. sockets of silver.
20 And for the second side of the tab- 33 ¶ And thou shalt hang up the vail
ernacle on the north side there shall be under the taches, that thou mayest bring
twenty boards: in thither within the vail the ark of the
21 And their forty sockets of silver; two testimony: and the vail shall divide unto
sockets under one board, and two sockets you between the holy place and the most
under another board. holy.
22 And for the sides of the tabernacle 34 And thou shalt put the mercy seat
westward thou shalt make six boards. upon the ark of the testimony in the
23 And two boards shalt thou make for most holy place.
the corners of the tabernacle in the two 35 And thou shalt set the table without
sides. the vail, and the candlestick over against
24 And they shall be coupled together the table on the side of the tabernacle
beneath, and they shall be coupled to- toward the south: and thou shalt put the
gether above the head of it unto one ring: table on the north side.
thus shall it be for them both; they shall 36 And thou shalt make an hanging for
be for the two corners. the door of the tent, of blue, and purple,
25 And they shall be eight boards, and and scarlet, and fine twined linen,
their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two wrought with needlework.
sockets under one board, and two sockets 37 And thou shalt make for the hang-
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lay them with gold, and their hooks shall 11 And likewise for the north side in
be of gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets length there shall be hangings of an hun-
of brass for them. dred cubits long, and his twenty pillars
and their twenty sockets of brass; the
CHAPTER 27 hooks of the pillars and their fillets of sil-
1 And thou shalt make an altar of shit- ver.
tim wood, five cubits long, and five cu- 12 ¶ And for the breadth of the court
bits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: on the west side shall be hangings of fifty
and the height thereof shall be three cu- cubits: their pillars ten, and their sockets
bits. ten.
2 And thou shalt make the horns of it 13 And the breadth of the court on the
upon the four corners thereof: his horns east side eastward shall be fifty cubits.
shall be of the same: and thou shalt over- 14 The hangings of one side of the gate
lay it with brass. shall be fifteen cubits: their pillars three,
3 And thou shalt make his pans to re- and their sockets three.
ceive his ashes, and his shovels, and his 15 And on the other side shall be hang-
basons, and his fleshhooks, and his fire- ings fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and
pans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt their sockets three.
make of brass. 16 ¶ And for the gate of the court shall
4 And thou shalt make for it a grate of be an hanging of twenty cubits, of blue,
network of brass; and upon the net shalt and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined
thou make four brasen rings in the four linen, wrought with needlework: and
corners thereof. their pillars shall be four, and their sock-
5 And thou shalt put it under the com- ets four.
pass of the altar beneath, that the net 17 All the pillars round about the court
may be even to the midst of the altar. shall be filleted with silver; their hooks
6 And thou shalt make staves for the al- shall be of silver, and their sockets of
tar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay brass.
them with brass. 18 ¶ The length of the court shall be an
7 And the staves shall be put into the hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty
rings, and the staves shall be upon the every where, and the height five cubits of
two sides of the altar, to bear it. fine twined linen, and their sockets of
8 Hollow with boards shalt thou make brass.
it: as it was shewed thee in the mount, so 19 All the vessels of the tabernacle in all
shall they make it. the service thereof, and all the pins
9 ¶ And thou shalt make the court of thereof, and all the pins of the court,
the tabernacle: for the south side south- shall be of brass.
ward there shall be hangings for the court 20 ¶ And thou shalt command the
of fine twined linen of an hundred cubits children of Israel, that they bring thee
long for one side: pure oil olive beaten for the light, to
10 And the twenty pillars thereof and cause the lamp to burn always.
their twenty sockets shall be of brass; the 21 In the tabernacle of the congregation
hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall without the vail, which is before the tes-
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from evening to morning before the dren of Israel:


LORD: it shall be a statute for ever unto 10 Six of their names on one stone, and
their generations on the behalf of the the other six names of the rest on the
children of Israel. other stone, according to their birth.
11 With the work of an engraver in
CHAPTER 28 stone, like the engravings of a signet,
1 And take thou unto thee Aaron thy shalt thou engrave the two stones with
brother, and his sons with him, from the names of the children of Israel: thou
among the children of Israel, that he may shalt make them to be set in ouches of
minister unto me in the priest's office, gold.
even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar 12 And thou shalt put the two stones
and Ithamar, Aaron's sons. upon the shoulders of the ephod for
2 And thou shalt make holy garments stones of memorial unto the children of
for Aaron thy brother for glory and for Israel: and Aaron shall bear their names
beauty. before the LORD upon his two shoulders
3 And thou shalt speak unto all that are for a memorial.
wise hearted, whom I have filled with the 13 ¶ And thou shalt make ouches of
spirit of wisdom, that they may make gold;
Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that 14 And two chains of pure gold at the
he may minister unto me in the priest's ends; of wreathen work shalt thou make
office. them, and fasten the wreathen chains to
4 And these are the garments which the ouches.
they shall make; a breastplate, and an 15 ¶ And thou shalt make the breast-
ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, plate of judgment with cunning work;
a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make after the work of the ephod thou shalt
holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and make it; of gold, of blue, and of purple,
his sons, that he may minister unto me in and of scarlet, and of fine twined linen,
the priest's office. shalt thou make it.
5 And they shall take gold, and blue, 16 Foursquare it shall be being doubled;
and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen. a span shall be the length thereof, and a
6 ¶ And they shall make the ephod of span shall be the breadth thereof.
gold, of blue, and of purple, of scarlet, 17 And thou shalt set in it settings of
and fine twined linen, with cunning stones, even four rows of stones: the first
work. row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a car-
7 It shall have the two shoulderpieces buncle: this shall be the first row.
thereof joined at the two edges thereof; 18 And the second row shall be an em-
and so it shall be joined together. erald, a sapphire, and a diamond.
8 And the curious girdle of the ephod, 19 And the third row a ligure, an agate,
which is upon it, shall be of the same, and an amethyst.
according to the work thereof; even of 20 And the fourth row a beryl, and an
gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in
fine twined linen. gold in their inclosings.
9 And thou shalt take two onyx stones, 21 And the stones shall be with the
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according to their names, like the engrav- the LORD: and Aaron shall bear the
ings of a signet; every one with his name judgment of the children of Israel upon
shall they be according to the twelve his heart before the LORD continually.
tribes. 31 ¶ And thou shalt make the robe of
22 ¶ And thou shalt make upon the the ephod all of blue.
breastplate chains at the ends of wreathen 32 And there shall be an hole in the top
work of pure gold. of it, in the midst thereof: it shall have a
23 And thou shalt make upon the binding of woven work round about the
breastplate two rings of gold, and shalt hole of it, as it were the hole of an haber-
put the two rings on the two ends of the geon, that it be not rent.
breastplate. 33 ¶ And beneath upon the hem of it
24 And thou shalt put the two thou shalt make pomegranates of blue,
wreathen chains of gold in the two rings and of purple, and of scarlet, round about
which are on the ends of the breastplate. the hem thereof; and bells of gold be-
25 And the other two ends of the two tween them round about:
wreathen chains thou shalt fasten in the 34 A golden bell and a pomegranate, a
two ouches, and put them on the shoul- golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the
derpieces of the ephod before it. hem of the robe round about.
26 ¶ And thou shalt make two rings of 35 And it shall be upon Aaron to min-
gold, and thou shalt put them upon the ister: and his sound shall be heard when
two ends of the breastplate in the border he goeth in unto the holy place before the
thereof, which is in the side of the ephod LORD, and when he cometh out, that he
inward. die not.
27 And two other rings of gold thou 36 ¶ And thou shalt make a plate of
shalt make, and shalt put them on the pure gold, and grave upon it, like the en-
two sides of the ephod underneath, to- gravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE
ward the forepart thereof, over against LORD.
the other coupling thereof, above the cu- 37 And thou shalt put it on a blue lace,
rious girdle of the ephod. that it may be upon the mitre; upon the
28 And they shall bind the breastplate forefront of the mitre it shall be.
by the rings thereof unto the rings of the 38 And it shall be upon Aaron's fore-
ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be head, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of
above the curious girdle of the ephod, the holy things, which the children of
and that the breastplate be not loosed Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts;
from the ephod. and it shall be always upon his forehead,
29 And Aaron shall bear the names of that they may be accepted before the
the children of Israel in the breastplate of LORD.
judgment upon his heart, when he goeth 39 ¶ And thou shalt embroider the coat
in unto the holy place, for a memorial of fine linen, and thou shalt make the
before the LORD continually. mitre of fine linen, and thou shalt make
30 ¶ And thou shalt put in the breast- the girdle of needlework.
plate of judgment the Urim and the 40 ¶ And for Aaron's sons thou shalt
Thummim; and they shall be upon make coats, and thou shalt make for
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make for them, for glory and for beauty. 7 Then shalt thou take the anointing
41 And thou shalt put them upon oil, and pour it upon his head, and
Aaron thy brother, and his sons with anoint him.
him; and shalt anoint them, and conse- 8 And thou shalt bring his sons, and
crate them, and sanctify them, that they put coats upon them.
may minister unto me in the priest's of- 9 And thou shalt gird them with gir-
fice. dles, Aaron and his sons, and put the
42 And thou shalt make them linen bonnets on them: and the priest's office
breeches to cover their nakedness; from shall be their's for a perpetual statute:
the loins even unto the thighs they shall and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his
reach: sons.
43 And they shall be upon Aaron, and 10 And thou shalt cause a bullock to be
upon his sons, when they come in unto brought before the tabernacle of the con-
the tabernacle of the congregation, or gregation: and Aaron and his sons shall
when they come near unto the altar to put their hands upon the head of the bul-
minister in the holy place; that they bear lock.
not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute 11 And thou shalt kill the bullock be-
for ever unto him and his seed after him. fore the LORD, by the door of the taber-
nacle of the congregation.
CHAPTER 29 12 And thou shalt take of the blood of
1 And this is the thing that thou shalt the bullock, and put it upon the horns of
do unto them to hallow them, to minis- the altar with thy finger, and pour all the
ter unto me in the priest's office: Take blood beside the bottom of the altar.
one young bullock, and two rams with- 13 And thou shalt take all the fat that
out blemish, covereth the inwards, and the caul that is
2 And unleavened bread, and cakes above the liver, and the two kidneys, and
unleavened tempered with oil, and wafers the fat that is upon them, and burn them
unleavened anointed with oil: of wheaten upon the altar.
flour shalt thou make them. 14 But the flesh of the bullock, and his
3 And thou shalt put them into one skin, and his dung, shalt thou burn with
basket, and bring them in the basket, fire without the camp: it is a sin offering.
with the bullock and the two rams. 15 ¶ Thou shalt also take one ram; and
4 And Aaron and his sons thou shalt Aaron and his sons shall put their hands
bring unto the door of the tabernacle of upon the head of the ram.
the congregation, and shalt wash them 16 And thou shalt slay the ram, and
with water. thou shalt take his blood, and sprinkle it
5 And thou shalt take the garments, round about upon the altar.
and put upon Aaron the coat, and the 17 And thou shalt cut the ram in
robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and pieces, and wash the inwards of him, and
the breastplate, and gird him with the his legs, and put them unto his pieces,
curious girdle of the ephod: and unto his head.
6 And thou shalt put the mitre upon 18 And thou shalt burn the whole ram
his head, and put the holy crown upon upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto
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ing made by fire unto the LORD. the wave offering, and the shoulder of
19 ¶ And thou shalt take the other ram; the heave offering, which is waved, and
and Aaron and his sons shall put their which is heaved up, of the ram of the
hands upon the head of the ram. consecration, even of that which is for
20 Then shalt thou kill the ram, and Aaron, and of that which is for his sons:
take of his blood, and put it upon the tip 28 And it shall be Aaron's and his sons'
of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the by a statute for ever from the children of
tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon Israel: for it is an heave offering: and it
the thumb of their right hand, and upon shall be an heave offering from the chil-
the great toe of their right foot, and dren of Israel of the sacrifice of their
sprinkle the blood upon the altar round peace offerings, even their heave offering
about. unto the LORD.
21 And thou shalt take of the blood 29 ¶ And the holy garments of Aaron
that is upon the altar, and of the anoint- shall be his sons' after him, to be
ing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and anointed therein, and to be consecrated
upon his garments, and upon his sons, in them.
and upon the garments of his sons with 30 And that son that is priest in his
him: and he shall be hallowed, and his stead shall put them on seven days, when
garments, and his sons, and his sons' he cometh into the tabernacle of the
garments with him. congregation to minister in the holy
22 Also thou shalt take of the ram the place.
fat and the rump, and the fat that cover- 31 ¶ And thou shalt take the ram of the
eth the inwards, and the caul above the consecration, and seethe his flesh in the
liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat holy place.
that is upon them, and the right shoul- 32 And Aaron and his sons shall eat the
der; for it is a ram of consecration: flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in
23 And one loaf of bread, and one cake the basket, by the door of the tabernacle
of oiled bread, and one wafer out of the of the congregation.
basket of the unleavened bread that is 33 And they shall eat those things
before the LORD: wherewith the atonement was made, to
24 And thou shalt put all in the hands consecrate and to sanctify them: but a
of Aaron, and in the hands of his sons; stranger shall not eat thereof, because they
and shalt wave them for a wave offering are holy.
before the LORD. 34 And if ought of the flesh of the con-
25 And thou shalt receive them of their secrations, or of the bread, remain unto
hands, and burn them upon the altar for the morning, then thou shalt burn the
a burnt offering, for a sweet savour be- remainder with fire: it shall not be eaten,
fore the LORD: it is an offering made by because it is holy.
fire unto the LORD. 35 And thus shalt thou do unto Aaron,
26 And thou shalt take the breast of the and to his sons, according to all things
ram of Aaron's consecration, and wave it which I have commanded thee: seven
for a wave offering before the LORD: and days shalt thou consecrate them.
it shall be thy part. 36 And thou shalt offer every day a bul-
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thou shalt cleanse the altar, when thou CHAPTER 30


hast made an atonement for it, and thou 1 And thou shalt make an altar to burn
shalt anoint it, to sanctify it. incense upon: of shittim wood shalt thou
37 Seven days thou shalt make an make it.
atonement for the altar, and sanctify it; 2 A cubit shall be the length thereof,
and it shall be an altar most holy: what- and a cubit the breadth thereof; four-
soever toucheth the altar shall be holy. square shall it be: and two cubits shall be
38 ¶ Now this is that which thou shalt the height thereof: the horns thereof shall
offer upon the altar; two lambs of the be of the same.
first year day by day continually. 3 And thou shalt overlay it with pure
39 The one lamb thou shalt offer in the gold, the top thereof, and the sides
morning; and the other lamb thou shalt thereof round about, and the horns
offer at even: thereof; and thou shalt make unto it a
40 And with the one lamb a tenth deal crown of gold round about.
of flour mingled with the fourth part of 4 And two golden rings shalt thou
an hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part make to it under the crown of it, by the
of an hin of wine for a drink offering. two corners thereof, upon the two sides
41 And the other lamb thou shalt offer of it shalt thou make it; and they shall be
at even, and shalt do thereto according to for places for the staves to bear it withal.
the meat offering of the morning, and 5 And thou shalt make the staves of
according to the drink offering thereof, shittim wood, and overlay them with
for a sweet savour, an offering made by gold.
fire unto the LORD. 6 And thou shalt put it before the vail
42 This shall be a continual burnt offer- that is by the ark of the testimony, before
ing throughout your generations at the the mercy seat that is over the testimony,
door of the tabernacle of the congrega- where I will meet with thee.
tion before the LORD: where I will meet 7 And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet
you, to speak there unto thee. incense every morning: when he dresseth
43 And there I will meet with the chil- the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
dren of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be 8 And when Aaron lighteth the lamps
sanctified by my glory. at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a
44 And I will sanctify the tabernacle of perpetual incense before the LORD
the congregation, and the altar: I will throughout your generations.
sanctify also both Aaron and his sons, to 9 Ye shall offer no strange incense
minister to me in the priest's office. thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat
45 ¶ And I will dwell among the chil- offering; neither shall ye pour drink of-
dren of Israel, and will be their God. fering thereon.
46 And they shall know that I am the 10 And Aaron shall make an atonement
LORD their God, that brought them upon the horns of it once in a year with
forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may the blood of the sin offering of atone-
dwell among them: I am the LORD their ments: once in the year shall he make
God. atonement upon it throughout your gen-
erations: it is most holy unto the LORD.
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saying, 21 So they shall wash their hands and


12 When thou takest the sum of the their feet, that they die not: and it shall
children of Israel after their number, then be a statute for ever to them, even to him
shall they give every man a ransom for and to his seed throughout their genera-
his soul unto the LORD, when thou tions.
numberest them; that there be no plague 22 ¶ Moreover the LORD spake unto
among them, when thou numberest Moses, saying,
them. 23 Take thou also unto thee principal
13 This they shall give, every one that spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shek-
passeth among them that are numbered, els, and of sweet cinnamon half so much,
half a shekel after the shekel of the sanc- even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of
tuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) an half sweet calamus two hundred and fifty
shekel shall be the offering of the LORD. shekels,
14 Every one that passeth among them 24 And of cassia five hundred shekels,
that are numbered, from twenty years old after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of
and above, shall give an offering unto the oil olive an hin:
LORD. 25 And thou shalt make it an oil of
15 The rich shall not give more, and holy ointment, an ointment compound
the poor shall not give less than half a after the art of the apothecary: it shall be
shekel, when they give an offering unto an holy anointing oil.
the LORD, to make an atonement for 26 And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle
your souls. of the congregation therewith, and the
16 And thou shalt take the atonement ark of the testimony,
money of the children of Israel, and shalt 27 And the table and all his vessels, and
appoint it for the service of the taberna- the candlestick and his vessels, and the
cle of the congregation; that it may be a altar of incense,
memorial unto the children of Israel be- 28 And the altar of burnt offering with
fore the LORD, to make an atonement all his vessels, and the laver and his foot.
for your souls. 29 And thou shalt sanctify them, that
17 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, they may be most holy: whatsoever
saying, toucheth them shall be holy.
18 Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, 30 And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his
and his foot also of brass, to wash withal: sons, and consecrate them, that they may
and thou shalt put it between the taber- minister unto me in the priest's office.
nacle of the congregation and the altar, 31 And thou shalt speak unto the chil-
and thou shalt put water therein. dren of Israel, saying, This shall be an
19 For Aaron and his sons shall wash holy anointing oil unto me throughout
their hands and their feet thereat: your generations.
20 When they go into the tabernacle of 32 Upon man's flesh shall it not be
the congregation, they shall wash with poured, neither shall ye make any other
water, that they die not; or when they like it, after the composition of it: it is
come near to the altar to minister, to holy, and it shall be holy unto you.
burn offering made by fire unto the 33 Whosoever compoundeth any like
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stranger, shall even be cut off from his manded thee;


people. 7 The tabernacle of the congregation,
34 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, and the ark of the testimony, and the
Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and mercy seat that is thereupon, and all the
onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices furniture of the tabernacle,
with pure frankincense: of each shall 8 And the table and his furniture, and
there be a like weight: the pure candlestick with all his furni-
35 And thou shalt make it a perfume, a ture, and the altar of incense,
confection after the art of the apothecary, 9 And the altar of burnt offering with
tempered together, pure and holy: all his furniture, and the laver and his
36 And thou shalt beat some of it very foot,
small, and put of it before the testimony 10 And the cloths of service, and the
in the tabernacle of the congregation, holy garments for Aaron the priest, and
where I will meet with thee: it shall be the garments of his sons, to minister in
unto you most holy. the priest's office,
37 And as for the perfume which thou 11 And the anointing oil, and sweet in-
shalt make, ye shall not make to your- cense for the holy place: according to all
selves according to the composition that I have commanded thee shall they
thereof: it shall be unto thee holy for the do.
LORD. 12 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
38 Whosoever shall make like unto saying,
that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut 13 Speak thou also unto the children of
off from his people. Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall
keep: for it is a sign between me and you
CHAPTER 31 throughout your generations; that ye may
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, know that I am the LORD that doth
saying, sanctify you.
2 See, I have called by name Bezaleel 14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore;
the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the for it is holy unto you: every one that de-
tribe of Judah: fileth it shall surely be put to death: for
3 And I have filled him with the spirit whosoever doeth any work therein, that
of God, in wisdom, and in understand- soul shall be cut off from among his peo-
ing, and in knowledge, and in all manner ple.
of workmanship, 15 Six days may work be done; but in
4 To devise cunning works, to work in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to
gold, and in silver, and in brass, the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in
5 And in cutting of stones, to set them, the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to
and in carving of timber, to work in all death.
manner of workmanship. 16 Wherefore the children of Israel
6 And I, behold, I have given with him shall keep the sabbath, to observe the
Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the sabbath throughout their generations, for
tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that a perpetual covenant.
are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that 17 It is a sign between me and the chil-
they may make all that I have com- dren of Israel for ever: for in six days the

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LORD made heaven and earth, and on the way which I commanded them: they
the seventh day he rested, and was re- have made them a molten calf, and have
freshed. worshipped it, and have sacrificed there-
18 ¶ And he gave unto Moses, when he unto, and said, These be thy gods, O Is-
had made an end of communing with rael, which have brought thee up out of
him upon mount Sinai, two tables of tes- the land of Egypt.
timony, tables of stone, written with the 9 And the LORD said unto Moses, I
finger of God. have seen this people, and, behold, it is a
stiffnecked people:
CHAPTER 32 10 Now therefore let me alone, that my
1 And when the people saw that Moses wrath may wax hot against them, and
delayed to come down out of the mount, that I may consume them: and I will
the people gathered themselves together make of thee a great nation.
unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, 11 And Moses besought the LORD his
make us gods, which shall go before us; God, and said, LORD, why doth thy
for as for this Moses, the man that wrath wax hot against thy people, which
brought us up out of the land of Egypt, thou hast brought forth out of the land
we wot not what is become of him. of Egypt with great power, and with a
2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off mighty hand?
the golden earrings, which are in the ears 12 Wherefore should the Egyptians
of your wives, of your sons, and of your speak, and say, For mischief did he bring
daughters, and bring them unto me. them out, to slay them in the mountains,
3 And all the people brake off the and to consume them from the face of
golden earrings which were in their ears, the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath,
and brought them unto Aaron. and repent of this evil against thy people.
4 And he received them at their hand, 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Is-
and fashioned it with a graving tool, after rael, thy servants, to whom thou swarest
he had made it a molten calf: and they by thine own self, and saidst unto them,
said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which I will multiply your seed as the stars of
brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. heaven, and all this land that I have spo-
5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an ken of will I give unto your seed, and
altar before it; and Aaron made procla- they shall inherit it for ever.
mation, and said, To morrow is a feast to 14 And the LORD repented of the evil
the LORD. which he thought to do unto his people.
6 And they rose up early on the mor- 15 ¶ And Moses turned, and went
row, and offered burnt offerings, and down from the mount, and the two ta-
brought peace offerings; and the people bles of the testimony were in his hand:
sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up the tables were written on both their
to play. sides; on the one side and on the other
7 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, were they written.
Go, get thee down; for thy people, which 16 And the tables were the work of
thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, God, and the writing was the writing of
have corrupted themselves: God, graven upon the tables.
8 They have turned aside quickly out of 17 And when Joshua heard the noise of

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the people as they shouted, he said unto the LORD God of Israel, Put every man
Moses, There is a noise of war in the his sword by his side, and go in and out
camp. from gate to gate throughout the camp,
18 And he said, It is not the voice of and slay every man his brother, and every
them that shout for mastery, neither is it man his companion, and every man his
the voice of them that cry for being over- neighbour.
come: but the noise of them that sing do I 28 And the children of Levi did accord-
hear. ing to the word of Moses: and there fell
19 ¶ And it came to pass, as soon as he of the people that day about three thou-
came nigh unto the camp, that he saw sand men.
the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' an- 29 For Moses had said, Consecrate
ger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out yourselves to day to the LORD, even
of his hands, and brake them beneath the every man upon his son, and upon his
mount. brother; that he may bestow upon you a
20 And he took the calf which they had blessing this day.
made, and burnt it in the fire, and 30 ¶ And it came to pass on the mor-
ground it to powder, and strawed it upon row, that Moses said unto the people, Ye
the water, and made the children of Israel have sinned a great sin: and now I will go
drink of it. up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall
21 And Moses said unto Aaron, What make an atonement for your sin.
did this people unto thee, that thou hast 31 And Moses returned unto the
brought so great a sin upon them? LORD, and said, Oh, this people have
22 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of sinned a great sin, and have made them
my lord wax hot: thou knowest the peo- gods of gold.
ple, that they are set on mischief. 32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their
23 For they said unto me, Make us sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out
gods, which shall go before us: for as for of thy book which thou hast written.
this Moses, the man that brought us up 33 And the LORD said unto Moses,
out of the land of Egypt, we wot not Whosoever hath sinned against me, him
what is become of him. will I blot out of my book.
24 And I said unto them, Whosoever 34 Therefore now go, lead the people
hath any gold, let them break it off. So unto the place of which I have spoken
they gave it me: then I cast it into the unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go
fire, and there came out this calf. before thee: nevertheless in the day when
25 ¶ And when Moses saw that the I visit I will visit their sin upon them.
people were naked; (for Aaron had made 35 And the LORD plagued the people,
them naked unto their shame among because they made the calf, which Aaron
their enemies:) made.
26 Then Moses stood in the gate of the
camp, and said, Who is on the LORD'S CHAPTER 33
side? let him come unto me. And all the 1 And the LORD said unto Moses, De-
sons of Levi gathered themselves together part, and go up hence, thou and the peo-
unto him. ple which thou hast brought up out of
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sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to every man in his tent door.
Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it: 11 And the LORD spake unto Moses
2 And I will send an angel before thee; face to face, as a man speaketh unto his
and I will drive out the Canaanite, the friend. And he turned again into the
Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Periz- camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of
zite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: Nun, a young man, departed not out of
3 Unto a land flowing with milk and the tabernacle.
honey: for I will not go up in the midst 12 ¶ And Moses said unto the LORD,
of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this
lest I consume thee in the way. people: and thou hast not let me know
4 ¶ And when the people heard these whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou
evil tidings, they mourned: and no man hast said, I know thee by name, and thou
did put on him his ornaments. hast also found grace in my sight.
5 For the LORD had said unto Moses, 13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have
Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a found grace in thy sight, shew me now
stiffnecked people: I will come up into thy way, that I may know thee, that I
the midst of thee in a moment, and con- may find grace in thy sight: and consider
sume thee: therefore now put off thy or- that this nation is thy people.
naments from thee, that I may know 14 And he said, My presence shall go
what to do unto thee. with thee, and I will give thee rest.
6 And the children of Israel stripped 15 And he said unto him, If thy pres-
themselves of their ornaments by the ence go not with me, carry us not up
mount Horeb. hence.
7 And Moses took the tabernacle, and 16 For wherein shall it be known here
pitched it without the camp, afar off that I and thy people have found grace in
from the camp, and called it the Taber- thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with
nacle of the congregation. And it came to us? so shall we be separated, I and thy
pass, that every one which sought the people, from all the people that are upon
LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the face of the earth.
the congregation, which was without the 17 And the LORD said unto Moses, I
camp. will do this thing also that thou hast spo-
8 And it came to pass, when Moses ken: for thou hast found grace in my
went out unto the tabernacle, that all the sight, and I know thee by name.
people rose up, and stood every man at 18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew
his tent door, and looked after Moses, me thy glory.
until he was gone into the tabernacle. 19 And he said, I will make all my
9 And it came to pass, as Moses entered goodness pass before thee, and I will pro-
into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar de- claim the name of the LORD before thee;
scended, and stood at the door of the and will be gracious to whom I will be
tabernacle, and the LORD talked with gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I
Moses. will shew mercy.
10 And all the people saw the cloudy 20 And he said, Thou canst not see my
pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and face: for there shall no man see me, and
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21 And the LORD said, Behold, there is generation.


a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon 8 And Moses made haste, and bowed
a rock: his head toward the earth, and wor-
22 And it shall come to pass, while my shipped.
glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a 9 And he said, If now I have found
clift of the rock, and will cover thee with grace in thy sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I
my hand while I pass by: pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiff-
23 And I will take away mine hand, necked people; and pardon our iniquity
and thou shalt see my back parts: but my and our sin, and take us for thine inheri-
face shall not be seen. tance.
10 And he said, Behold, I make a cove-
CHAPTER 34 nant: before all thy people I will do mar-
1 And the LORD said unto Moses, vels, such as have not been done in all the
Hew thee two tables of stone like unto earth, nor in any nation: and all the peo-
the first: and I will write upon these tables ple among which thou art shall see the
the words that were in the first tables, work of the LORD: for it is a terrible
which thou brakest. thing that I will do with thee.
2 And be ready in the morning, and 11 Observe thou that which I com-
come up in the morning unto mount Si- mand thee this day: behold, I drive out
nai, and present thyself there to me in before thee the Amorite, and the Ca-
the top of the mount. naanite, and the Hittite, and the Periz-
3 And no man shall come up with thee, zite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite.
neither let any man be seen throughout 12 Take heed to thyself, lest thou make
all the mount; neither let the flocks nor a covenant with the inhabitants of the
herds feed before that mount. land whither thou goest, lest it be for a
4 ¶ And he hewed two tables of stone snare in the midst of thee:
like unto the first; and Moses rose up 13 But ye shall destroy their altars,
early in the morning, and went up unto break their images, and cut down their
mount Sinai, as the LORD had com- groves:
manded him, and took in his hand the 14 For thou shalt worship no other
two tables of stone. god: for the LORD, whose name is Jeal-
5 And the LORD descended in the ous, is a jealous God:
cloud, and stood with him there, and 15 Lest thou make a covenant with the
proclaimed the name of the LORD. inhabitants of the land, and they go a
6 And the LORD passed by before him, whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice
and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD unto their gods, and one call thee, and
God, merciful and gracious, longsuffer- thou eat of his sacrifice;
ing, and abundant in goodness and truth, 16 And thou take of their daughters
7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiv- unto thy sons, and their daughters go a
ing iniquity and transgression and sin, whoring after their gods, and make thy
and that will by no means clear the guilty; sons go a whoring after their gods.
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon 17 Thou shalt make thee no molten
the children, and upon the children's gods.
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shalt thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat wrote upon the tables the words of the
unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, covenant, the ten commandments.
in the time of the month Abib: for in the 29 ¶ And it came to pass, when Moses
month Abib thou camest out from came down from mount Sinai with the
Egypt. two tables of testimony in Moses' hand,
19 All that openeth the matrix is mine; when he came down from the mount,
and every firstling among thy cattle, that Moses wist not that the skin of his
whether ox or sheep, that is male. face shone while he talked with him.
20 But the firstling of an ass thou shalt 30 And when Aaron and all the chil-
redeem with a lamb: and if thou redeem dren of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin
him not, then shalt thou break his neck. of his face shone; and they were afraid to
All the firstborn of thy sons thou shalt come nigh him.
redeem. And none shall appear before me 31 And Moses called unto them; and
empty. Aaron and all the rulers of the congrega-
21 ¶ Six days thou shalt work, but on tion returned unto him: and Moses
the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earing talked with them.
time and in harvest thou shalt rest. 32 And afterward all the children of Is-
22 ¶ And thou shalt observe the feast of rael came nigh: and he gave them in
weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, commandment all that the LORD had
and the feast of ingathering at the year's spoken with him in mount Sinai.
end. 33 And till Moses had done speaking
23 ¶ Thrice in the year shall all your with them, he put a vail on his face.
men children appear before the Lord 34 But when Moses went in before the
GOD, the God of Israel. LORD to speak with him, he took the
24 For I will cast out the nations before vail off, until he came out. And he came
thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither out, and spake unto the children of Israel
shall any man desire thy land, when thou that which he was commanded.
shalt go up to appear before the LORD 35 And the children of Israel saw the
thy God thrice in the year. face of Moses, that the skin of Moses'
25 Thou shalt not offer the blood of my face shone: and Moses put the vail upon
sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the his face again, until he went in to speak
sacrifice of the feast of the passover be with him.
left unto the morning.
26 The first of the firstfruits of thy land CHAPTER 35
thou shalt bring unto the house of the 1 And Moses gathered all the congrega-
LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a tion of the children of Israel together,
kid in his mother's milk. and said unto them, These are the words
27 And the LORD said unto Moses, which the LORD hath commanded, that
Write thou these words: for after the ye should do them.
tenor of these words I have made a cove- 2 Six days shall work be done, but on
nant with thee and with Israel. the seventh day there shall be to you an
28 And he was there with the LORD holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD:
forty days and forty nights; he did nei- whosoever doeth work therein shall be
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3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout 19 The cloths of service, to do service


your habitations upon the sabbath day. in the holy place, the holy garments for
4 ¶ And Moses spake unto all the con- Aaron the priest, and the garments of his
gregation of the children of Israel, saying, sons, to minister in the priest's office.
This is the thing which the LORD com- 20 ¶ And all the congregation of the
manded, saying, children of Israel departed from the pres-
5 Take ye from among you an offering ence of Moses.
unto the LORD: whosoever is of a willing 21 And they came, every one whose
heart, let him bring it, an offering of the heart stirred him up, and every one
LORD; gold, and silver, and brass, whom his spirit made willing, and they
6 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, brought the LORD'S offering to the work
and fine linen, and goats' hair, of the tabernacle of the congregation,
7 And rams' skins dyed red, and badg- and for all his service, and for the holy
ers' skins, and shittim wood, garments.
8 And oil for the light, and spices for 22 And they came, both men and
anointing oil, and for the sweet incense, women, as many as were willing hearted,
9 And onyx stones, and stones to be set and brought bracelets, and earrings, and
for the ephod, and for the breastplate. rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and
10 And every wise hearted among you every man that offered offered an offering
shall come, and make all that the LORD of gold unto the LORD.
hath commanded; 23 And every man, with whom was
11 The tabernacle, his tent, and his found blue, and purple, and scarlet, and
covering, his taches, and his boards, his fine linen, and goats' hair, and red skins
bars, his pillars, and his sockets, of rams, and badgers' skins, brought
12 The ark, and the staves thereof, with them.
the mercy seat, and the vail of the cover- 24 Every one that did offer an offering
ing, of silver and brass brought the LORD'S
13 The table, and his staves, and all his offering: and every man, with whom was
vessels, and the shewbread, found shittim wood for any work of the
14 The candlestick also for the light, service, brought it.
and his furniture, and his lamps, with the 25 And all the women that were wise
oil for the light, hearted did spin with their hands, and
15 And the incense altar, and his staves, brought that which they had spun, both
and the anointing oil, and the sweet in- of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and
cense, and the hanging for the door at of fine linen.
the entering in of the tabernacle, 26 And all the women whose heart
16 The altar of burnt offering, with his stirred them up in wisdom spun goats'
brasen grate, his staves, and all his vessels, hair.
the laver and his foot, 27 And the rulers brought onyx stones,
17 The hangings of the court, his pil- and stones to be set, for the ephod, and
lars, and their sockets, and the hanging for the breastplate;
for the door of the court, 28 And spice, and oil for the light, and
18 The pins of the tabernacle, and the for the anointing oil, and for the sweet
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29 The children of Israel brought a will- 3 And they received of Moses all the of-
ing offering unto the LORD, every man fering, which the children of Israel had
and woman, whose heart made them brought for the work of the service of the
willing to bring for all manner of work, sanctuary, to make it withal. And they
which the LORD had commanded to be brought yet unto him free offerings every
made by the hand of Moses. morning.
30 ¶ And Moses said unto the children 4 And all the wise men, that wrought
of Israel, See, the LORD hath called by all the work of the sanctuary, came every
name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of man from his work which they made;
Hur, of the tribe of Judah; 5 ¶ And they spake unto Moses, saying,
31 And he hath filled him with the The people bring much more than
spirit of God, in wisdom, in understand- enough for the service of the work, which
ing, and in knowledge, and in all manner the LORD commanded to make.
of workmanship; 6 And Moses gave commandment, and
32 And to devise curious works, to they caused it to be proclaimed through-
work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, out the camp, saying, Let neither man
33 And in the cutting of stones, to set nor woman make any more work for the
them, and in carving of wood, to make offering of the sanctuary. So the people
any manner of cunning work. were restrained from bringing.
34 And he hath put in his heart that he 7 For the stuff they had was sufficient
may teach, both he, and Aholiab, the son for all the work to make it, and too
of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. much.
35 Them hath he filled with wisdom of 8 ¶ And every wise hearted man among
heart, to work all manner of work, of the them that wrought the work of the tab-
engraver, and of the cunning workman, ernacle made ten curtains of fine twined
and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet:
purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and with cherubims of cunning work made
of the weaver, even of them that do any he them.
work, and of those that devise cunning 9 The length of one curtain was twenty
work. and eight cubits, and the breadth of one
curtain four cubits: the curtains were all
CHAPTER 36 of one size.
1 Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, 10 And he coupled the five curtains one
and every wise hearted man, in whom unto another: and the other five curtains
the LORD put wisdom and understand- he coupled one unto another.
ing to know how to work all manner of 11 And he made loops of blue on the
work for the service of the sanctuary, ac- edge of one curtain from the selvedge in
cording to all that the LORD had com- the coupling: likewise he made in the ut-
manded. termost side of another curtain, in the
2 And Moses called Bezaleel and Aho- coupling of the second.
liab, and every wise hearted man, in 12 Fifty loops made he in one curtain,
whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, and fifty loops made he in the edge of
even every one whose heart stirred him the curtain which was in the coupling of
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another. he made twenty boards,


13 And he made fifty taches of gold, 26 And their forty sockets of silver; two
and coupled the curtains one unto an- sockets under one board, and two sockets
other with the taches: so it became one under another board.
tabernacle. 27 And for the sides of the tabernacle
14 ¶ And he made curtains of goats' westward he made six boards.
hair for the tent over the tabernacle: 28 And two boards made he for the
eleven curtains he made them. corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.
15 The length of one curtain was thirty 29 And they were coupled beneath, and
cubits, and four cubits was the breadth of coupled together at the head thereof, to
one curtain: the eleven curtains were of one ring: thus he did to both of them in
one size. both the corners.
16 And he coupled five curtains by 30 And there were eight boards; and
themselves, and six curtains by them- their sockets were sixteen sockets of silver,
selves. under every board two sockets.
17 And he made fifty loops upon the 31 ¶ And he made bars of shittim
uttermost edge of the curtain in the cou- wood; five for the boards of the one side
pling, and fifty loops made he upon the of the tabernacle,
edge of the curtain which coupleth the 32 And five bars for the boards of the
second. other side of the tabernacle, and five bars
18 And he made fifty taches of brass to for the boards of the tabernacle for the
couple the tent together, that it might be sides westward.
one. 33 And he made the middle bar to
19 And he made a covering for the tent shoot through the boards from the one
of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of end to the other.
badgers' skins above that. 34 And he overlaid the boards with
20 ¶ And he made boards for the tab- gold, and made their rings of gold to be
ernacle of shittim wood, standing up. places for the bars, and overlaid the bars
21 The length of a board was ten cu- with gold.
bits, and the breadth of a board one cubit 35 ¶ And he made a vail of blue, and
and a half. purple, and scarlet, and fine twined
22 One board had two tenons, equally linen: with cherubims made he it of cun-
distant one from another: thus did he ning work.
make for all the boards of the tabernacle. 36 And he made thereunto four pillars
23 And he made boards for the taber- of shittim wood, and overlaid them with
nacle; twenty boards for the south side gold: their hooks were of gold; and he
southward: cast for them four sockets of silver.
24 And forty sockets of silver he made 37 ¶ And he made an hanging for the
under the twenty boards; two sockets tabernacle door of blue, and purple, and
under one board for his two tenons, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of needle-
two sockets under another board for his work;
two tenons. 38 And the five pillars of it with their
25 And for the other side of the taber- hooks: and he overlaid their chapiters
nacle, which is toward the north corner, and their fillets with gold: but their five

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sockets were of brass. an handbreadth round about; and made


a crown of gold for the border thereof
CHAPTER 37 round about.
1 And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim 13 And he cast for it four rings of gold,
wood: two cubits and a half was the and put the rings upon the four corners
length of it, and a cubit and a half the that were in the four feet thereof.
breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the 14 Over against the border were the
height of it: rings, the places for the staves to bear the
2 And he overlaid it with pure gold table.
within and without, and made a crown 15 And he made the staves of shittim
of gold to it round about. wood, and overlaid them with gold, to
3 And he cast for it four rings of gold, bear the table.
to be set by the four corners of it; even 16 And he made the vessels which were
two rings upon the one side of it, and upon the table, his dishes, and his
two rings upon the other side of it. spoons, and his bowls, and his covers to
4 And he made staves of shittim wood, cover withal, of pure gold.
and overlaid them with gold. 17 ¶ And he made the candlestick of
5 And he put the staves into the rings pure gold: of beaten work made he the
by the sides of the ark, to bear the ark. candlestick; his shaft, and his branch, his
6 ¶ And he made the mercy seat of pure bowls, his knops, and his flowers, were of
gold: two cubits and a half was the length the same:
thereof, and one cubit and a half the 18 And six branches going out of the
breadth thereof. sides thereof; three branches of the can-
7 And he made two cherubims of gold, dlestick out of the one side thereof, and
beaten out of one piece made he them, three branches of the candlestick out of
on the two ends of the mercy seat; the other side thereof:
8 One cherub on the end on this side, 19 Three bowls made after the fashion
and another cherub on the other end on of almonds in one branch, a knop and a
that side: out of the mercy seat made he flower; and three bowls made like al-
the cherubims on the two ends thereof. monds in another branch, a knop and a
9 And the cherubims spread out their flower: so throughout the six branches
wings on high, and covered with their going out of the candlestick.
wings over the mercy seat, with their 20 And in the candlestick were four
faces one to another; even to the mercy bowls made like almonds, his knops, and
seatward were the faces of the cherubims. his flowers:
10 ¶ And he made the table of shittim 21 And a knop under two branches of
wood: two cubits was the length thereof, the same, and a knop under two
and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a branches of the same, and a knop under
cubit and a half the height thereof: two branches of the same, according to
11 And he overlaid it with pure gold, the six branches going out of it.
and made thereunto a crown of gold 22 Their knops and their branches were
round about. of the same: all of it was one beaten work
12 Also he made thereunto a border of of pure gold.
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his snuffers, and his snuffdishes, of pure the staves.


gold. 6 And he made the staves of shittim
24 Of a talent of pure gold made he it, wood, and overlaid them with brass.
and all the vessels thereof. 7 And he put the staves into the rings
25 ¶ And he made the incense altar of on the sides of the altar, to bear it withal;
shittim wood: the length of it was a cu- he made the altar hollow with boards.
bit, and the breadth of it a cubit; it was 8 ¶ And he made the laver of brass, and
foursquare; and two cubits was the height the foot of it of brass, of the looking-
of it; the horns thereof were of the same. glasses of the women assembling, which
26 And he overlaid it with pure gold, assembled at the door of the tabernacle
both the top of it, and the sides thereof of the congregation.
round about, and the horns of it: also he 9 ¶ And he made the court: on the
made unto it a crown of gold round south side southward the hangings of the
about. court were of fine twined linen, an hun-
27 And he made two rings of gold for it dred cubits:
under the crown thereof, by the two cor- 10 Their pillars were twenty, and their
ners of it, upon the two sides thereof, to brasen sockets twenty; the hooks of the
be places for the staves to bear it withal. pillars and their fillets were of silver.
28 And he made the staves of shittim 11 And for the north side the hangings
wood, and overlaid them with gold. were an hundred cubits, their pillars were
29 ¶ And he made the holy anointing twenty, and their sockets of brass twenty;
oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of
according to the work of the apothecary. silver.
12 And for the west side were hangings
CHAPTER 38 of fifty cubits, their pillars ten, and their
1 And he made the altar of burnt offer- sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars and
ing of shittim wood: five cubits was the their fillets of silver.
length thereof, and five cubits the 13 And for the east side eastward fifty
breadth thereof; it was foursquare; and cubits.
three cubits the height thereof. 14 The hangings of the one side of the
2 And he made the horns thereof on gate were fifteen cubits; their pillars three,
the four corners of it; the horns thereof and their sockets three.
were of the same: and he overlaid it with 15 And for the other side of the court
brass. gate, on this hand and that hand, were
3 And he made all the vessels of the al- hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars
tar, the pots, and the shovels, and the ba- three, and their sockets three.
sons, and the fleshhooks, and the fire- 16 All the hangings of the court round
pans: all the vessels thereof made he of about were of fine twined linen.
brass. 17 And the sockets for the pillars were
4 And he made for the altar a brasen of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their
grate of network under the compass fillets of silver; and the overlaying of their
thereof beneath unto the midst of it. chapiters of silver; and all the pillars of
5 And he cast four rings for the four the court were filleted with silver.
ends of the grate of brass, to be places for 18 And the hanging for the gate of the

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court was needlework, of blue, and pur- were cast the sockets of the sanctuary,
ple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: and the sockets of the vail; an hundred
and twenty cubits was the length, and the sockets of the hundred talents, a talent
height in the breadth was five cubits, an- for a socket.
swerable to the hangings of the court. 28 And of the thousand seven hundred
19 And their pillars were four, and their seventy and five shekels he made hooks
sockets of brass four; their hooks of silver, for the pillars, and overlaid their chapi-
and the overlaying of their chapiters and ters, and filleted them.
their fillets of silver. 29 And the brass of the offering was
20 And all the pins of the tabernacle, seventy talents, and two thousand and
and of the court round about, were of four hundred shekels.
brass. 30 And therewith he made the sockets
21 ¶ This is the sum of the tabernacle, to the door of the tabernacle of the con-
even of the tabernacle of testimony, as it gregation, and the brasen altar, and the
was counted, according to the com- brasen grate for it, and all the vessels of
mandment of Moses, for the service of the altar,
the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, son 31 And the sockets of the court round
to Aaron the priest. about, and the sockets of the court gate,
22 And Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son and all the pins of the tabernacle, and all
of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all the pins of the court round about.
that the LORD commanded Moses.
23 And with him was Aholiab, son of CHAPTER 39
Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an en- 1 And of the blue, and purple, and scar-
graver, and a cunning workman, and an let, they made cloths of service, to do
embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and service in the holy place, and made the
in scarlet, and fine linen. holy garments for Aaron; as the LORD
24 All the gold that was occupied for commanded Moses.
the work in all the work of the holy place, 2 And he made the ephod of gold, blue,
even the gold of the offering, was twenty and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined
and nine talents, and seven hundred and linen.
thirty shekels, after the shekel of the 3 And they did beat the gold into thin
sanctuary. plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in
25 And the silver of them that were the blue, and in the purple, and in the
numbered of the congregation was an scarlet, and in the fine linen, with cun-
hundred talents, and a thousand seven ning work.
hundred and threescore and fifteen shek- 4 They made shoulderpieces for it, to
els, after the shekel of the sanctuary: couple it together: by the two edges was
26 A bekah for every man, that is, half a it coupled together.
shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary, 5 And the curious girdle of his ephod,
for every one that went to be numbered, that was upon it, was of the same, ac-
from twenty years old and upward, for cording to the work thereof; of gold,
six hundred thousand and three thou- blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine
sand and five hundred and fifty men. twined linen; as the LORD commanded
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6 ¶ And they wrought onyx stones in- 19 And they made two rings of gold,
closed in ouches of gold, graven, as sig- and put them on the two ends of the
nets are graven, with the names of the breastplate, upon the border of it, which
children of Israel. was on the side of the ephod inward.
7 And he put them on the shoulders of 20 And they made two other golden
the ephod, that they should be stones for a rings, and put them on the two sides of
memorial to the children of Israel; as the the ephod underneath, toward the fore-
LORD commanded Moses. part of it, over against the other coupling
8 ¶ And he made the breastplate of thereof, above the curious girdle of the
cunning work, like the work of the ephod.
ephod; of gold, blue, and purple, and 21 And they did bind the breastplate by
scarlet, and fine twined linen. his rings unto the rings of the ephod with
9 It was foursquare; they made the a lace of blue, that it might be above the
breastplate double: a span was the length curious girdle of the ephod, and that the
thereof, and a span the breadth thereof, breastplate might not be loosed from the
being doubled. ephod; as the LORD commanded Moses.
10 And they set in it four rows of 22 ¶ And he made the robe of the
stones: the first row was a sardius, a topaz, ephod of woven work, all of blue.
and a carbuncle: this was the first row. 23 And there was an hole in the midst
11 And the second row, an emerald, a of the robe, as the hole of an habergeon,
sapphire, and a diamond. with a band round about the hole, that it
12 And the third row, a ligure, an agate, should not rend.
and an amethyst. 24 And they made upon the hems of
13 And the fourth row, a beryl, an the robe pomegranates of blue, and pur-
onyx, and a jasper: they were inclosed in ple, and scarlet, and twined linen.
ouches of gold in their inclosings. 25 And they made bells of pure gold,
14 And the stones were according to the and put the bells between the pomegran-
names of the children of Israel, twelve, ates upon the hem of the robe, round
according to their names, like the engrav- about between the pomegranates;
ings of a signet, every one with his name, 26 A bell and a pomegranate, a bell and
according to the twelve tribes. a pomegranate, round about the hem of
15 And they made upon the breastplate the robe to minister in; as the LORD
chains at the ends, of wreathen work of commanded Moses.
pure gold. 27 ¶ And they made coats of fine linen
16 And they made two ouches of gold, of woven work for Aaron, and for his
and two gold rings; and put the two rings sons,
in the two ends of the breastplate. 28 And a mitre of fine linen, and
17 And they put the two wreathen goodly bonnets of fine linen, and linen
chains of gold in the two rings on the breeches of fine twined linen,
ends of the breastplate. 29 And a girdle of fine twined linen,
18 And the two ends of the two and blue, and purple, and scarlet, of nee-
wreathen chains they fastened in the two dlework; as the LORD commanded
ouches, and put them on the shoulder- Moses.
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holy crown of pure gold, and wrote upon Israel made all the work.
it a writing, like to the engravings of a 43 And Moses did look upon all the
signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD. work, and, behold, they had done it as
31 And they tied unto it a lace of blue, the LORD had commanded, even so had
to fasten it on high upon the mitre; as they done it: and Moses blessed them.
the LORD commanded Moses.
32 ¶ Thus was all the work of the tab- CHAPTER 40
ernacle of the tent of the congregation 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
finished: and the children of Israel did saying,
according to all that the LORD com- 2 On the first day of the first month
manded Moses, so did they. shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the
33 ¶ And they brought the tabernacle tent of the congregation.
unto Moses, the tent, and all his furni- 3 And thou shalt put therein the ark of
ture, his taches, his boards, his bars, and the testimony, and cover the ark with the
his pillars, and his sockets, vail.
34 And the covering of rams' skins 4 And thou shalt bring in the table, and
dyed red, and the covering of badgers' set in order the things that are to be set
skins, and the vail of the covering, in order upon it; and thou shalt bring in
35 The ark of the testimony, and the the candlestick, and light the lamps
staves thereof, and the mercy seat, thereof.
36 The table, and all the vessels thereof, 5 And thou shalt set the altar of gold
and the shewbread, for the incense before the ark of the tes-
37 The pure candlestick, with the lamps timony, and put the hanging of the door
thereof, even with the lamps to be set in to the tabernacle.
order, and all the vessels thereof, and the 6 And thou shalt set the altar of the
oil for light, burnt offering before the door of the tab-
38 And the golden altar, and the ernacle of the tent of the congregation.
anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and 7 And thou shalt set the laver between
the hanging for the tabernacle door, the tent of the congregation and the altar,
39 The brasen altar, and his grate of and shalt put water therein.
brass, his staves, and all his vessels, the 8 And thou shalt set up the court round
laver and his foot, about, and hang up the hanging at the
40 The hangings of the court, his pil- court gate.
lars, and his sockets, and the hanging for 9 And thou shalt take the anointing oil,
the court gate, his cords, and his pins, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is
and all the vessels of the service of the therein, and shalt hallow it, and all the
tabernacle, for the tent of the congrega- vessels thereof: and it shall be holy.
tion, 10 And thou shalt anoint the altar of
41 The cloths of service to do service in the burnt offering, and all his vessels, and
the holy place, and the holy garments for sanctify the altar: and it shall be an altar
Aaron the priest, and his sons' garments, most holy.
to minister in the priest's office. 11 And thou shalt anoint the laver and
42 According to all that the LORD his foot, and sanctify it.
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sons unto the door of the tabernacle of 24 ¶ And he put the candlestick in the
the congregation, and wash them with tent of the congregation, over against the
water. table, on the side of the tabernacle
13 And thou shalt put upon Aaron the southward.
holy garments, and anoint him, and 25 And he lighted the lamps before the
sanctify him; that he may minister unto LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.
me in the priest's office. 26 ¶ And he put the golden altar in the
14 And thou shalt bring his sons, and tent of the congregation before the vail:
clothe them with coats: 27 And he burnt sweet incense thereon;
15 And thou shalt anoint them, as thou as the LORD commanded Moses.
didst anoint their father, that they may 28 ¶ And he set up the hanging at the
minister unto me in the priest's office: door of the tabernacle.
for their anointing shall surely be an ev- 29 And he put the altar of burnt offer-
erlasting priesthood throughout their ing by the door of the tabernacle of the
generations. tent of the congregation, and offered
16 Thus did Moses: according to all upon it the burnt offering and the meat
that the LORD commanded him, so did offering; as the LORD commanded
he. Moses.
17 ¶ And it came to pass in the first 30 ¶ And he set the laver between the
month in the second year, on the first day tent of the congregation and the altar,
of the month, that the tabernacle was and put water there, to wash withal.
reared up. 31 And Moses and Aaron and his sons
18 And Moses reared up the tabernacle, washed their hands and their feet thereat:
and fastened his sockets, and set up the 32 When they went into the tent of the
boards thereof, and put in the bars congregation, and when they came near
thereof, and reared up his pillars. unto the altar, they washed; as the LORD
19 And he spread abroad the tent over commanded Moses.
the tabernacle, and put the covering of 33 And he reared up the court round
the tent above upon it; as the LORD about the tabernacle and the altar, and
commanded Moses. set up the hanging of the court gate. So
20 ¶ And he took and put the testi- Moses finished the work.
mony into the ark, and set the staves on 34 ¶ Then a cloud covered the tent of
the ark, and put the mercy seat above the congregation, and the glory of the
upon the ark: LORD filled the tabernacle.
21 And he brought the ark into the 35 And Moses was not able to enter
tabernacle, and set up the vail of the cov- into the tent of the congregation, because
ering, and covered the ark of the testi- the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of
mony; as the LORD commanded Moses. the LORD filled the tabernacle.
22 ¶ And he put the table in the tent of 36 And when the cloud was taken up
the congregation, upon the side of the from over the tabernacle, the children of
tabernacle northward, without the vail. Israel went onward in all their journeys:
23 And he set the bread in order upon 37 But if the cloud were not taken up,
it before the LORD; as the LORD had then they journeyed not till the day that
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38 For the cloud of the LORD was


upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was
on it by night, in the sight of all the
house of Israel, throughout all their jour-
neys.

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LEVITICUS
CHAPTER 1 namely, of the sheep, or of the goats, for a
1 And the LORD called unto Moses, burnt sacrifice; he shall bring it a male
and spake unto him out of the tabernacle without blemish.
of the congregation, saying, 11 And he shall kill it on the side of the
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and altar northward before the LORD: and
say unto them, If any man of you bring the priests, Aaron's sons, shall sprinkle
an offering unto the LORD, ye shall his blood round about upon the altar.
bring your offering of the cattle, even of 12 And he shall cut it into his pieces,
the herd, and of the flock. with his head and his fat: and the priest
3 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of shall lay them in order on the wood that
the herd, let him offer a male without is on the fire which is upon the altar:
blemish: he shall offer it of his own vol- 13 But he shall wash the inwards and
untary will at the door of the tabernacle the legs with water: and the priest shall
of the congregation before the LORD. bring it all, and burn it upon the altar: it
4 And he shall put his hand upon the is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by
head of the burnt offering; and it shall be fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
accepted for him to make atonement for 14 ¶ And if the burnt sacrifice for his
him. offering to the LORD be of fowls, then
5 And he shall kill the bullock before he shall bring his offering of turtledoves,
the LORD: and the priests, Aaron's sons, or of young pigeons.
shall bring the blood, and sprinkle the 15 And the priest shall bring it unto the
blood round about upon the altar that is altar, and wring off his head, and burn it
by the door of the tabernacle of the con- on the altar; and the blood thereof shall
gregation. be wrung out at the side of the altar:
6 And he shall flay the burnt offering, 16 And he shall pluck away his crop
and cut it into his pieces. with his feathers, and cast it beside the
7 And the sons of Aaron the priest shall altar on the east part, by the place of the
put fire upon the altar, and lay the wood ashes:
in order upon the fire: 17 And he shall cleave it with the wings
8 And the priests, Aaron's sons, shall lay thereof, but shall not divide it asunder:
the parts, the head, and the fat, in order and the priest shall burn it upon the al-
upon the wood that is on the fire which tar, upon the wood that is upon the fire:
is upon the altar: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by
9 But his inwards and his legs shall he fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
wash in water: and the priest shall burn
all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an CHAPTER 2
offering made by fire, of a sweet savour 1 And when any will offer a meat offer-
unto the LORD. ing unto the LORD, his offering shall be
10 ¶ And if his offering be of the flocks, of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon

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it, and put frankincense thereon: 12 ¶ As for the oblation of the


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


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

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burnt offering, which is at the door of times before the LORD, even before the
the tabernacle of the congregation. vail.
8 And he shall take off from it all the 18 And he shall put some of the blood
fat of the bullock for the sin offering; the upon the horns of the altar which is be-
fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fore the LORD, that is in the tabernacle
fat that is upon the inwards, of the congregation, and shall pour out
9 And the two kidneys, and the fat that all the blood at the bottom of the altar of
is upon them, which is by the flanks, and the burnt offering, which is at the door
the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, of the tabernacle of the congregation.
it shall he take away, 19 And he shall take all his fat from
10 As it was taken off from the bullock him, and burn it upon the altar.
of the sacrifice of peace offerings: and the 20 And he shall do with the bullock as
priest shall burn them upon the altar of he did with the bullock for a sin offering,
the burnt offering. so shall he do with this: and the priest
11 And the skin of the bullock, and all shall make an atonement for them, and it
his flesh, with his head, and with his legs, shall be forgiven them.
and his inwards, and his dung, 21 And he shall carry forth the bullock
12 Even the whole bullock shall he without the camp, and burn him as he
carry forth without the camp unto a burned the first bullock: it is a sin offer-
clean place, where the ashes are poured ing for the congregation.
out, and burn him on the wood with fire: 22 ¶ When a ruler hath sinned, and
where the ashes are poured out shall he done somewhat through ignorance against
be burnt. any of the commandments of the LORD
13 ¶ And if the whole congregation of his God concerning things which should
Israel sin through ignorance, and the not be done, and is guilty;
thing be hid from the eyes of the assem- 23 Or if his sin, wherein he hath
bly, and they have done somewhat against sinned, come to his knowledge; he shall
any of the commandments of the LORD bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a
concerning things which should not be male without blemish:
done, and are guilty; 24 And he shall lay his hand upon the
14 When the sin, which they have head of the goat, and kill it in the place
sinned against it, is known, then the where they kill the burnt offering before
congregation shall offer a young bullock the LORD: it is a sin offering.
for the sin, and bring him before the tab- 25 And the priest shall take of the
ernacle of the congregation. blood of the sin offering with his finger,
15 And the elders of the congregation and put it upon the horns of the altar of
shall lay their hands upon the head of the burnt offering, and shall pour out his
bullock before the LORD: and the bul- blood at the bottom of the altar of burnt
lock shall be killed before the LORD. offering.
16 And the priest that is anointed shall 26 And he shall burn all his fat upon
bring of the bullock's blood to the taber- the altar, as the fat of the sacrifice of
nacle of the congregation: peace offerings: and the priest shall make
17 And the priest shall dip his finger in an atonement for him as concerning his
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27 ¶ And if any one of the common by fire unto the LORD: and the priest
people sin through ignorance, while he shall make an atonement for his sin that
doeth somewhat against any of the com- he hath committed, and it shall be for-
mandments of the LORD concerning given him.
things which ought not to be done, and
be guilty; CHAPTER 5
28 Or if his sin, which he hath sinned, 1 And if a soul sin, and hear the voice
come to his knowledge: then he shall of swearing, and is a witness, whether he
bring his offering, a kid of the goats, a hath seen or known of it; if he do not ut-
female without blemish, for his sin which ter it, then he shall bear his iniquity.
he hath sinned. 2 Or if a soul touch any unclean thing,
29 And he shall lay his hand upon the whether it be a carcase of an unclean
head of the sin offering, and slay the sin beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or
offering in the place of the burnt offer- the carcase of unclean creeping things,
ing. and if it be hidden from him; he also
30 And the priest shall take of the shall be unclean, and guilty.
blood thereof with his finger, and put it 3 Or if he touch the uncleanness of
upon the horns of the altar of burnt of- man, whatsoever uncleanness it be that a
fering, and shall pour out all the blood man shall be defiled withal, and it be hid
thereof at the bottom of the altar. from him; when he knoweth of it, then
31 And he shall take away all the fat he shall be guilty.
thereof, as the fat is taken away from off 4 Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with
the sacrifice of peace offerings; and the his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatso-
priest shall burn it upon the altar for a ever it be that a man shall pronounce
sweet savour unto the LORD; and the with an oath, and it be hid from him;
priest shall make an atonement for him, when he knoweth of it, then he shall be
and it shall be forgiven him. guilty in one of these.
32 And if he bring a lamb for a sin of- 5 And it shall be, when he shall be
fering, he shall bring it a female without guilty in one of these things, that he shall
blemish. confess that he hath sinned in that thing:
33 And he shall lay his hand upon the 6 And he shall bring his trespass offer-
head of the sin offering, and slay it for a ing unto the LORD for his sin which he
sin offering in the place where they kill hath sinned, a female from the flock, a
the burnt offering. lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offer-
34 And the priest shall take of the ing; and the priest shall make an atone-
blood of the sin offering with his finger, ment for him concerning his sin.
and put it upon the horns of the altar of 7 And if he be not able to bring a lamb,
burnt offering, and shall pour out all the then he shall bring for his trespass, which
blood thereof at the bottom of the altar: he hath committed, two turtledoves, or
35 And he shall take away all the fat two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one
thereof, as the fat of the lamb is taken for a sin offering, and the other for a
away from the sacrifice of the peace offer- burnt offering.
ings; and the priest shall burn them upon 8 And he shall bring them unto the
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the sin offering first, and wring off his and give it unto the priest: and the priest
head from his neck, but shall not divide shall make an atonement for him with
it asunder: the ram of the trespass offering, and it
9 And he shall sprinkle of the blood of shall be forgiven him.
the sin offering upon the side of the altar; 17 ¶ And if a soul sin, and commit any
and the rest of the blood shall be wrung of these things which are forbidden to be
out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin done by the commandments of the
offering. LORD; though he wist it not, yet is he
10 And he shall offer the second for a guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.
burnt offering, according to the manner: 18 And he shall bring a ram without
and the priest shall make an atonement blemish out of the flock, with thy estima-
for him for his sin which he hath sinned, tion, for a trespass offering, unto the
and it shall be forgiven him. priest: and the priest shall make an
11 ¶ But if he be not able to bring two atonement for him concerning his igno-
turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then rance wherein he erred and wist it not,
he that sinned shall bring for his offering and it shall be forgiven him.
the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour 19 It is a trespass offering: he hath cer-
for a sin offering; he shall put no oil tainly trespassed against the LORD.
upon it, neither shall he put any frankin-
cense thereon: for it is a sin offering. CHAPTER 6
12 Then shall he bring it to the priest, 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
and the priest shall take his handful of it, saying,
even a memorial thereof, and burn it on 2 If a soul sin, and commit a trespass
the altar, according to the offerings made against the LORD, and lie unto his
by fire unto the LORD: it is a sin offer- neighbour in that which was delivered
ing. him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a
13 And the priest shall make an atone- thing taken away by violence, or hath
ment for him as touching his sin that he deceived his neighbour;
hath sinned in one of these, and it shall 3 Or have found that which was lost,
be forgiven him: and the remnant shall be and lieth concerning it, and sweareth
the priest's, as a meat offering. falsely; in any of all these that a man
14 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, doeth, sinning therein:
saying, 4 Then it shall be, because he hath
15 If a soul commit a trespass, and sin sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore
through ignorance, in the holy things of that which he took violently away, or the
the LORD; then he shall bring for his thing which he hath deceitfully gotten,
trespass unto the LORD a ram without or that which was delivered him to keep,
blemish out of the flocks, with thy esti- or the lost thing which he found,
mation by shekels of silver, after the 5 Or all that about which he hath
shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass of- sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in
fering: the principal, and shall add the fifth part
16 And he shall make amends for the more thereto, and give it unto him to
harm that he hath done in the holy whom it appertaineth, in the day of his
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6 And he shall bring his trespass offer- 16 And the remainder thereof shall
ing unto the LORD, a ram without blem- Aaron and his sons eat: with unleavened
ish out of the flock, with thy estimation, bread shall it be eaten in the holy place;
for a trespass offering, unto the priest: in the court of the tabernacle of the con-
7 And the priest shall make an atone- gregation they shall eat it.
ment for him before the LORD: and it 17 It shall not be baken with leaven. I
shall be forgiven him for any thing of all have given it unto them for their portion
that he hath done in trespassing therein. of my offerings made by fire; it is most
8 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, holy, as is the sin offering, and as the
saying, trespass offering.
9 Command Aaron and his sons, say- 18 All the males among the children of
ing, This is the law of the burnt offering: Aaron shall eat of it. It shall be a statute
It is the burnt offering, because of the for ever in your generations concerning
burning upon the altar all night unto the the offerings of the LORD made by fire:
morning, and the fire of the altar shall be every one that toucheth them shall be
burning in it. holy.
10 And the priest shall put on his linen 19 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
garment, and his linen breeches shall he saying,
put upon his flesh, and take up the ashes 20 This is the offering of Aaron and of
which the fire hath consumed with the his sons, which they shall offer unto the
burnt offering on the altar, and he shall LORD in the day when he is anointed;
put them beside the altar. the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour
11 And he shall put off his garments, for a meat offering perpetual, half of it in
and put on other garments, and carry the morning, and half thereof at night.
forth the ashes without the camp unto a 21 In a pan it shall be made with oil;
clean place. and when it is baken, thou shalt bring it
12 And the fire upon the altar shall be in: and the baken pieces of the meat of-
burning in it; it shall not be put out: and fering shalt thou offer for a sweet savour
the priest shall burn wood on it every unto the LORD.
morning, and lay the burnt offering in 22 And the priest of his sons that is
order upon it; and he shall burn thereon anointed in his stead shall offer it: it is a
the fat of the peace offerings. statute for ever unto the LORD; it shall
13 The fire shall ever be burning upon be wholly burnt.
the altar; it shall never go out. 23 For every meat offering for the priest
14 ¶ And this is the law of the meat of- shall be wholly burnt: it shall not be
fering: the sons of Aaron shall offer it be- eaten.
fore the LORD, before the altar. 24 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
15 And he shall take of it his handful, saying,
of the flour of the meat offering, and of 25 Speak unto Aaron and to his sons,
the oil thereof, and all the frankincense saying, This is the law of the sin offering:
which is upon the meat offering, and In the place where the burnt offering is
shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet killed shall the sin offering be killed be-
savour, even the memorial of it, unto the fore the LORD: it is most holy.
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shall eat it: in the holy place shall it be 8 And the priest that offereth any man's
eaten, in the court of the tabernacle of burnt offering, even the priest shall have
the congregation. to himself the skin of the burnt offering
27 Whatsoever shall touch the flesh which he hath offered.
thereof shall be holy: and when there is 9 And all the meat offering that is
sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any baken in the oven, and all that is dressed
garment, thou shalt wash that whereon it in the fryingpan, and in the pan, shall be
was sprinkled in the holy place. the priest's that offereth it.
28 But the earthen vessel wherein it is 10 And every meat offering, mingled
sodden shall be broken: and if it be sod- with oil, and dry, shall all the sons of
den in a brasen pot, it shall be both Aaron have, one as much as another.
scoured, and rinsed in water. 11 And this is the law of the sacrifice of
29 All the males among the priests shall peace offerings, which he shall offer unto
eat thereof: it is most holy. the LORD.
30 And no sin offering, whereof any of 12 If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then
the blood is brought into the tabernacle he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanks-
of the congregation to reconcile withal in giving unleavened cakes mingled with
the holy place, shall be eaten: it shall be oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with
burnt in the fire. oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine
flour, fried.
CHAPTER 7 13 Besides the cakes, he shall offer for
1 Likewise this is the law of the trespass his offering leavened bread with the sacri-
offering: it is most holy. fice of thanksgiving of his peace offer-
2 In the place where they kill the burnt ings.
offering shall they kill the trespass offer- 14 And of it he shall offer one out of
ing: and the blood thereof shall he sprin- the whole oblation for an heave offering
kle round about upon the altar. unto the LORD, and it shall be the
3 And he shall offer of it all the fat priest's that sprinkleth the blood of the
thereof; the rump, and the fat that cover- peace offerings.
eth the inwards, 15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of his
4 And the two kidneys, and the fat that peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be
is on them, which is by the flanks, and eaten the same day that it is offered; he
the caul that is above the liver, with the shall not leave any of it until the morn-
kidneys, it shall he take away: ing.
5 And the priest shall burn them upon 16 But if the sacrifice of his offering be
the altar for an offering made by fire unto a vow, or a voluntary offering, it shall be
the LORD: it is a trespass offering. eaten the same day that he offereth his
6 Every male among the priests shall eat sacrifice: and on the morrow also the re-
thereof: it shall be eaten in the holy mainder of it shall be eaten:
place: it is most holy. 17 But the remainder of the flesh of the
7 As the sin offering is, so is the trespass sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt
offering: there is one law for them: the with fire.
priest that maketh atonement therewith 18 And if any of the flesh of the sacri-
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on the third day, it shall not be accepted, saying, He that offereth the sacrifice of
neither shall it be imputed unto him that his peace offerings unto the LORD shall
offereth it: it shall be an abomination, bring his oblation unto the LORD of the
and the soul that eateth of it shall bear sacrifice of his peace offerings.
his iniquity. 30 His own hands shall bring the offer-
19 And the flesh that toucheth any un- ings of the LORD made by fire, the fat
clean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be with the breast, it shall he bring, that the
burnt with fire: and as for the flesh, all breast may be waved for a wave offering
that be clean shall eat thereof. before the LORD.
20 But the soul that eateth of the flesh 31 And the priest shall burn the fat
of the sacrifice of peace offerings, that upon the altar: but the breast shall be
pertain unto the LORD, having his un- Aaron's and his sons'.
cleanness upon him, even that soul shall 32 And the right shoulder shall ye give
be cut off from his people. unto the priest for an heave offering of
21 Moreover the soul that shall touch the sacrifices of your peace offerings.
any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of 33 He among the sons of Aaron, that
man, or any unclean beast, or any offereth the blood of the peace offerings,
abominable unclean thing, and eat of the and the fat, shall have the right shoulder
flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, for his part.
which pertain unto the LORD, even that 34 For the wave breast and the heave
soul shall be cut off from his people. shoulder have I taken of the children of
22 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, Israel from off the sacrifices of their peace
saying, offerings, and have given them unto
23 Speak unto the children of Israel, Aaron the priest and unto his sons by a
saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of statute for ever from among the children
ox, or of sheep, or of goat. of Israel.
24 And the fat of the beast that dieth of 35 ¶ This is the portion of the anointing
itself, and the fat of that which is torn of Aaron, and of the anointing of his
with beasts, may be used in any other sons, out of the offerings of the LORD
use: but ye shall in no wise eat of it. made by fire, in the day when he pre-
25 For whosoever eateth the fat of the sented them to minister unto the LORD
beast, of which men offer an offering in the priest's office;
made by fire unto the LORD, even the 36 Which the LORD commanded to be
soul that eateth it shall be cut off from given them of the children of Israel, in
his people. the day that he anointed them, by a stat-
26 Moreover ye shall eat no manner of ute for ever throughout their generations.
blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in 37 This is the law of the burnt offering,
any of your dwellings. of the meat offering, and of the sin offer-
27 Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any ing, and of the trespass offering, and of
manner of blood, even that soul shall be the consecrations, and of the sacrifice of
cut off from his people. the peace offerings;
28 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, 38 Which the LORD commanded
saying, Moses in mount Sinai, in the day that he
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fer their oblations unto the LORD, in the 12 And he poured of the anointing oil
wilderness of Sinai. upon Aaron's head, and anointed him, to
sanctify him.
CHAPTER 8 13 And Moses brought Aaron's sons,
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, and put coats upon them, and girded
saying, them with girdles, and put bonnets upon
2 Take Aaron and his sons with him, them; as the LORD commanded Moses.
and the garments, and the anointing oil, 14 And he brought the bullock for the
and a bullock for the sin offering, and sin offering: and Aaron and his sons laid
two rams, and a basket of unleavened their hands upon the head of the bullock
bread; for the sin offering.
3 And gather thou all the congregation 15 And he slew it; and Moses took the
together unto the door of the tabernacle blood, and put it upon the horns of the
of the congregation. altar round about with his finger, and
4 And Moses did as the LORD com- purified the altar, and poured the blood
manded him; and the assembly was gath- at the bottom of the altar, and sanctified
ered together unto the door of the taber- it, to make reconciliation upon it.
nacle of the congregation. 16 And he took all the fat that was
5 And Moses said unto the congrega- upon the inwards, and the caul above the
tion, This is the thing which the LORD liver, and the two kidneys, and their fat,
commanded to be done. and Moses burned it upon the altar.
6 And Moses brought Aaron and his 17 But the bullock, and his hide, his
sons, and washed them with water. flesh, and his dung, he burnt with fire
7 And he put upon him the coat, and without the camp; as the LORD com-
girded him with the girdle, and clothed manded Moses.
him with the robe, and put the ephod 18 ¶ And he brought the ram for the
upon him, and he girded him with the burnt offering: and Aaron and his sons
curious girdle of the ephod, and bound it laid their hands upon the head of the
unto him therewith. ram.
8 And he put the breastplate upon him: 19 And he killed it; and Moses sprin-
also he put in the breastplate the Urim kled the blood upon the altar round
and the Thummim. about.
9 And he put the mitre upon his head; 20 And he cut the ram into pieces; and
also upon the mitre, even upon his fore- Moses burnt the head, and the pieces,
front, did he put the golden plate, the and the fat.
holy crown; as the LORD commanded 21 And he washed the inwards and the
Moses. legs in water; and Moses burnt the whole
10 And Moses took the anointing oil, ram upon the altar: it was a burnt sacri-
and anointed the tabernacle and all that fice for a sweet savour, and an offering
was therein, and sanctified them. made by fire unto the LORD; as the
11 And he sprinkled thereof upon the LORD commanded Moses.
altar seven times, and anointed the altar 22 ¶ And he brought the other ram, the
and all his vessels, both the laver and his ram of consecration: and Aaron and his
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the ram. 31 ¶ And Moses said unto Aaron and


23 And he slew it; and Moses took of to his sons, Boil the flesh at the door of
the blood of it, and put it upon the tip of the tabernacle of the congregation: and
Aaron's right ear, and upon the thumb of there eat it with the bread that is in the
his right hand, and upon the great toe of basket of consecrations, as I commanded,
his right foot. saying, Aaron and his sons shall eat it.
24 And he brought Aaron's sons, and 32 And that which remaineth of the
Moses put of the blood upon the tip of flesh and of the bread shall ye burn with
their right ear, and upon the thumbs of fire.
their right hands, and upon the great toes 33 And ye shall not go out of the door
of their right feet: and Moses sprinkled of the tabernacle of the congregation in
the blood upon the altar round about. seven days, until the days of your conse-
25 And he took the fat, and the rump, cration be at an end: for seven days shall
and all the fat that was upon the inwards, he consecrate you.
and the caul above the liver, and the two 34 As he hath done this day, so the
kidneys, and their fat, and the right LORD hath commanded to do, to make
shoulder: an atonement for you.
26 And out of the basket of unleavened 35 Therefore shall ye abide at the door
bread, that was before the LORD, he of the tabernacle of the congregation day
took one unleavened cake, and a cake of and night seven days, and keep the
oiled bread, and one wafer, and put them charge of the LORD, that ye die not: for
on the fat, and upon the right shoulder: so I am commanded.
27 And he put all upon Aaron's hands, 36 So Aaron and his sons did all things
and upon his sons' hands, and waved which the LORD commanded by the
them for a wave offering before the hand of Moses.
LORD.
28 And Moses took them from off their CHAPTER 9
hands, and burnt them on the altar upon 1 And it came to pass on the eighth day,
the burnt offering: they were consecra- that Moses called Aaron and his sons,
tions for a sweet savour: it is an offering and the elders of Israel;
made by fire unto the LORD. 2 And he said unto Aaron, Take thee a
29 And Moses took the breast, and young calf for a sin offering, and a ram
waved it for a wave offering before the for a burnt offering, without blemish,
LORD: for of the ram of consecration it and offer them before the LORD.
was Moses' part; as the LORD com- 3 And unto the children of Israel thou
manded Moses. shalt speak, saying, Take ye a kid of the
30 And Moses took of the anointing goats for a sin offering; and a calf and a
oil, and of the blood which was upon the lamb, both of the first year, without
altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, and blemish, for a burnt offering;
upon his garments, and upon his sons, 4 Also a bullock and a ram for peace of-
and upon his sons' garments with him; ferings, to sacrifice before the LORD; and
and sanctified Aaron, and his garments, a meat offering mingled with oil: for to
and his sons, and his sons' garments with day the LORD will appear unto you.
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commanded before the tabernacle of the and offered it according to the manner.
congregation: and all the congregation 17 And he brought the meat offering,
drew near and stood before the LORD. and took an handful thereof, and burnt it
6 And Moses said, This is the thing upon the altar, beside the burnt sacrifice
which the LORD commanded that ye of the morning.
should do: and the glory of the LORD 18 He slew also the bullock and the
shall appear unto you. ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings,
7 And Moses said unto Aaron, Go unto which was for the people: and Aaron's
the altar, and offer thy sin offering, and sons presented unto him the blood,
thy burnt offering, and make an atone- which he sprinkled upon the altar round
ment for thyself, and for the people: and about,
offer the offering of the people, and 19 And the fat of the bullock and of the
make an atonement for them; as the ram, the rump, and that which covereth
LORD commanded. the inwards, and the kidneys, and the
8 ¶ Aaron therefore went unto the altar, caul above the liver:
and slew the calf of the sin offering, 20 And they put the fat upon the
which was for himself. breasts, and he burnt the fat upon the
9 And the sons of Aaron brought the altar:
blood unto him: and he dipped his finger 21 And the breasts and the right shoul-
in the blood, and put it upon the horns der Aaron waved for a wave offering be-
of the altar, and poured out the blood at fore the LORD; as Moses commanded.
the bottom of the altar: 22 And Aaron lifted up his hand to-
10 But the fat, and the kidneys, and the ward the people, and blessed them, and
caul above the liver of the sin offering, he came down from offering of the sin offer-
burnt upon the altar; as the LORD ing, and the burnt offering, and peace
commanded Moses. offerings.
11 And the flesh and the hide he burnt 23 And Moses and Aaron went into the
with fire without the camp. tabernacle of the congregation, and came
12 And he slew the burnt offering; and out, and blessed the people: and the
Aaron's sons presented unto him the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the
blood, which he sprinkled round about people.
upon the altar. 24 And there came a fire out from be-
13 And they presented the burnt offer- fore the LORD, and consumed upon the
ing unto him, with the pieces thereof, altar the burnt offering and the fat: which
and the head: and he burnt them upon when all the people saw, they shouted,
the altar. and fell on their faces.
14 And he did wash the inwards and
the legs, and burnt them upon the burnt CHAPTER 10
offering on the altar. 1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of
15 ¶ And he brought the people's offer- Aaron, took either of them his censer,
ing, and took the goat, which was the sin and put fire therein, and put incense
offering for the people, and slew it, and thereon, and offered strange fire before
offered it for sin, as the first. the LORD, which he commanded them
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2 And there went out fire from the unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons
LORD, and devoured them, and they that were left, Take the meat offering that
died before the LORD. remaineth of the offerings of the LORD
3 Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is made by fire, and eat it without leaven
it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be beside the altar: for it is most holy:
sanctified in them that come nigh me, 13 And ye shall eat it in the holy place,
and before all the people I will be glori- because it is thy due, and thy sons' due,
fied. And Aaron held his peace. of the sacrifices of the LORD made by
4 And Moses called Mishael and El- fire: for so I am commanded.
zaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of 14 And the wave breast and heave
Aaron, and said unto them, Come near, shoulder shall ye eat in a clean place;
carry your brethren from before the sanc- thou, and thy sons, and thy daughters
tuary out of the camp. with thee: for they be thy due, and thy
5 So they went near, and carried them sons' due, which are given out of the sac-
in their coats out of the camp; as Moses rifices of peace offerings of the children
had said. of Israel.
6 And Moses said unto Aaron, and 15 The heave shoulder and the wave
unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, breast shall they bring with the offerings
Uncover not your heads, neither rend made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a
your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath wave offering before the LORD; and it
come upon all the people: but let your shall be thine, and thy sons' with thee, by
brethren, the whole house of Israel, be- a statute for ever; as the LORD hath
wail the burning which the LORD hath commanded.
kindled. 16 ¶ And Moses diligently sought the
7 And ye shall not go out from the door goat of the sin offering, and, behold, it
of the tabernacle of the congregation, lest was burnt: and he was angry with Eleazar
ye die: for the anointing oil of the LORD and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron which
is upon you. And they did according to were left alive, saying,
the word of Moses. 17 Wherefore have ye not eaten the sin
8 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Aaron, offering in the holy place, seeing it is
saying, most holy, and God hath given it you to
9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, bear the iniquity of the congregation, to
thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go make atonement for them before the
into the tabernacle of the congregation, LORD?
lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever 18 Behold, the blood of it was not
throughout your generations: brought in within the holy place: ye
10 And that ye may put difference be- should indeed have eaten it in the holy
tween holy and unholy, and between un- place, as I commanded.
clean and clean; 19 And Aaron said unto Moses, Be-
11 And that ye may teach the children hold, this day have they offered their sin
of Israel all the statutes which the LORD offering and their burnt offering before
hath spoken unto them by the hand of the LORD; and such things have befallen
Moses. me: and if I had eaten the sin offering to
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sight of the LORD? but ye shall have their carcases in abomi-


20 And when Moses heard that, he was nation.
content. 12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales
in the waters, that shall be an abomina-
CHAPTER 11 tion unto you.
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and 13 ¶ And these are they which ye shall
to Aaron, saying unto them, have in abomination among the fowls;
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, say- they shall not be eaten, they are an
ing, These are the beasts which ye shall abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage,
eat among all the beasts that are on the and the ospray,
earth. 14 And the vulture, and the kite after
3 Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is his kind;
clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, 15 Every raven after his kind;
among the beasts, that shall ye eat. 16 And the owl, and the night hawk,
4 Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of and the cuckow, and the hawk after his
them that chew the cud, or of them that kind,
divide the hoof: as the camel, because he 17 And the little owl, and the cormo-
cheweth the cud, but divideth not the rant, and the great owl,
hoof; he is unclean unto you. 18 And the swan, and the pelican, and
5 And the coney, because he cheweth the gier eagle,
the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is 19 And the stork, the heron after her
unclean unto you. kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.
6 And the hare, because he cheweth the 20 All fowls that creep, going upon all
cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is un- four, shall be an abomination unto you.
clean unto you. 21 Yet these may ye eat of every flying
7 And the swine, though he divide the creeping thing that goeth upon all four,
hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he which have legs above their feet, to leap
cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to withal upon the earth;
you. 22 Even these of them ye may eat; the
8 Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and locust after his kind, and the bald locust
their carcase shall ye not touch; they are after his kind, and the beetle after his
unclean to you. kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.
9 ¶ These shall ye eat of all that are in 23 But all other flying creeping things,
the waters: whatsoever hath fins and which have four feet, shall be an abomi-
scales in the waters, in the seas, and in nation unto you.
the rivers, them shall ye eat. 24 And for these ye shall be unclean:
10 And all that have not fins and scales whosoever toucheth the carcase of them
in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that shall be unclean until the even.
move in the waters, and of any living 25 And whosoever beareth ought of the
thing which is in the waters, they shall be carcase of them shall wash his clothes,
an abomination unto you: and be unclean until the even.
11 They shall be even an abomination 26 The carcases of every beast which di-
unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, videth the hoof, and is not clovenfooted,
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you: every one that toucheth them shall clean: but that which toucheth their car-
be unclean. case shall be unclean.
27 And whatsoever goeth upon his 37 And if any part of their carcase fall
paws, among all manner of beasts that go upon any sowing seed which is to be
on all four, those are unclean unto you: sown, it shall be clean.
whoso toucheth their carcase shall be un- 38 But if any water be put upon the
clean until the even. seed, and any part of their carcase fall
28 And he that beareth the carcase of thereon, it shall be unclean unto you.
them shall wash his clothes, and be un- 39 And if any beast, of which ye may
clean until the even: they are unclean eat, die; he that toucheth the carcase
unto you. thereof shall be unclean until the even.
29 ¶ These also shall be unclean unto 40 And he that eateth of the carcase of
you among the creeping things that creep it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean
upon the earth; the weasel, and the until the even: he also that beareth the
mouse, and the tortoise after his kind, carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be
30 And the ferret, and the chameleon, unclean until the even.
and the lizard, and the snail, and the 41 And every creeping thing that
mole. creepeth upon the earth shall be an
31 These are unclean to you among all abomination; it shall not be eaten.
that creep: whosoever doth touch them, 42 Whatsoever goeth upon the belly,
when they be dead, shall be unclean until and whatsoever goeth upon all four, or
the even. whatsoever hath more feet among all
32 And upon whatsoever any of them, creeping things that creep upon the
when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are
unclean; whether it be any vessel of an abomination.
wood, or raiment, or skin, or sack, what- 43 Ye shall not make yourselves abomi-
soever vessel it be, wherein any work is nable with any creeping thing that
done, it must be put into water, and it creepeth, neither shall ye make yourselves
shall be unclean until the even; so it shall unclean with them, that ye should be de-
be cleansed. filed thereby.
33 And every earthen vessel, whereinto 44 For I am the LORD your God: ye
any of them falleth, whatsoever is in it shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye
shall be unclean; and ye shall break it. shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall
34 Of all meat which may be eaten, ye defile yourselves with any manner of
that on which such water cometh shall be creeping thing that creepeth upon the
unclean: and all drink that may be drunk earth.
in every such vessel shall be unclean. 45 For I am the LORD that bringeth
35 And every thing whereupon any part you up out of the land of Egypt, to be
of their carcase falleth shall be unclean; your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I
whether it be oven, or ranges for pots, am holy.
they shall be broken down: for they are 46 This is the law of the beasts, and of
unclean, and shall be unclean unto you. the fowl, and of every living creature that
36 Nevertheless a fountain or pit, moveth in the waters, and of every crea-
wherein there is plenty of water, shall be ture that creepeth upon the earth:

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47 To make a difference between the CHAPTER 13


unclean and the clean, and between the 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and
beast that may be eaten and the beast Aaron, saying,
that may not be eaten. 2 When a man shall have in the skin of
his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot,
CHAPTER 12 and it be in the skin of his flesh like the
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, plague of leprosy; then he shall be
saying, brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, say- one of his sons the priests:
ing, If a woman have conceived seed, and 3 And the priest shall look on the
born a man child: then she shall be un- plague in the skin of the flesh: and when
clean seven days; according to the days of the hair in the plague is turned white,
the separation for her infirmity shall she and the plague in sight be deeper than
be unclean. the skin of his flesh, it is a plague of lep-
3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his rosy: and the priest shall look on him,
foreskin shall be circumcised. and pronounce him unclean.
4 And she shall then continue in the 4 If the bright spot be white in the skin
blood of her purifying three and thirty of his flesh, and in sight be not deeper
days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, than the skin, and the hair thereof be not
nor come into the sanctuary, until the turned white; then the priest shall shut
days of her purifying be fulfilled. up him that hath the plague seven days:
5 But if she bear a maid child, then she 5 And the priest shall look on him the
shall be unclean two weeks, as in her seventh day: and, behold, if the plague in
separation: and she shall continue in the his sight be at a stay, and the plague
blood of her purifying threescore and six spread not in the skin; then the priest
days. shall shut him up seven days more:
6 And when the days of her purifying 6 And the priest shall look on him
are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, again the seventh day: and, behold, if the
she shall bring a lamb of the first year for plague be somewhat dark, and the plague
a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or spread not in the skin, the priest shall
a turtledove, for a sin offering, unto the pronounce him clean: it is but a scab: and
door of the tabernacle of the congrega- he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.
tion, unto the priest: 7 But if the scab spread much abroad in
7 Who shall offer it before the LORD, the skin, after that he hath been seen of
and make an atonement for her; and she the priest for his cleansing, he shall be
shall be cleansed from the issue of her seen of the priest again:
blood. This is the law for her that hath 8 And if the priest see that, behold, the
born a male or a female. scab spreadeth in the skin, then the priest
8 And if she be not able to bring a shall pronounce him unclean: it is a lep-
lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, or rosy.
two young pigeons; the one for the burnt 9 ¶ When the plague of leprosy is in a
offering, and the other for a sin offering: man, then he shall be brought unto the
and the priest shall make an atonement priest;
for her, and she shall be clean. 10 And the priest shall see him: and,

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behold, if the rising be white in the skin, if it be not lower than the skin, but be
and it have turned the hair white, and somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut
there be quick raw flesh in the rising; him up seven days:
11 It is an old leprosy in the skin of his 22 And if it spread much abroad in the
flesh, and the priest shall pronounce him skin, then the priest shall pronounce him
unclean, and shall not shut him up: for unclean: it is a plague.
he is unclean. 23 But if the bright spot stay in his
12 And if a leprosy break out abroad in place, and spread not, it is a burning boil;
the skin, and the leprosy cover all the and the priest shall pronounce him clean.
skin of him that hath the plague from his 24 ¶ Or if there be any flesh, in the skin
head even to his foot, wheresoever the whereof there is a hot burning, and the
priest looketh; quick flesh that burneth have a white
13 Then the priest shall consider: and, bright spot, somewhat reddish, or white;
behold, if the leprosy have covered all his 25 Then the priest shall look upon it:
flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that and, behold, if the hair in the bright spot
hath the plague: it is all turned white: he be turned white, and it be in sight deeper
is clean. than the skin; it is a leprosy broken out
14 But when raw flesh appeareth in of the burning: wherefore the priest shall
him, he shall be unclean. pronounce him unclean: it is the plague
15 And the priest shall see the raw flesh, of leprosy.
and pronounce him to be unclean: for 26 But if the priest look on it, and, be-
the raw flesh is unclean: it is a leprosy. hold, there be no white hair in the bright
16 Or if the raw flesh turn again, and spot, and it be no lower than the other
be changed unto white, he shall come skin, but be somewhat dark; then the
unto the priest; priest shall shut him up seven days:
17 And the priest shall see him: and, 27 And the priest shall look upon him
behold, if the plague be turned into the seventh day: and if it be spread much
white; then the priest shall pronounce abroad in the skin, then the priest shall
him clean that hath the plague: he is pronounce him unclean: it is the plague
clean. of leprosy.
18 ¶ The flesh also, in which, even in 28 And if the bright spot stay in his
the skin thereof, was a boil, and is healed, place, and spread not in the skin, but it
19 And in the place of the boil there be be somewhat dark; it is a rising of the
a white rising, or a bright spot, white, burning, and the priest shall pronounce
and somewhat reddish, and it be shewed him clean: for it is an inflammation of
to the priest; the burning.
20 And if, when the priest seeth it, be- 29 ¶ If a man or woman have a plague
hold, it be in sight lower than the skin, upon the head or the beard;
and the hair thereof be turned white; the 30 Then the priest shall see the plague:
priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is and, behold, if it be in sight deeper than
a plague of leprosy broken out of the the skin; and there be in it a yellow thin
boil. hair; then the priest shall pronounce him
21 But if the priest look on it, and, be- unclean: it is a dry scall, even a leprosy
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31 And if the priest look on the plague 42 And if there be in the bald head, or
of the scall, and, behold, it be not in sight bald forehead, a white reddish sore; it is a
deeper than the skin, and that there is no leprosy sprung up in his bald head, or his
black hair in it; then the priest shall shut bald forehead.
up him that hath the plague of the scall 43 Then the priest shall look upon it:
seven days: and, behold, if the rising of the sore be
32 And in the seventh day the priest white reddish in his bald head, or in his
shall look on the plague: and, behold, if bald forehead, as the leprosy appeareth in
the scall spread not, and there be in it no the skin of the flesh;
yellow hair, and the scall be not in sight 44 He is a leprous man, he is unclean:
deeper than the skin; the priest shall pronounce him utterly
33 He shall be shaven, but the scall unclean; his plague is in his head.
shall he not shave; and the priest shall 45 And the leper in whom the plague
shut up him that hath the scall seven days is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head
more: bare, and he shall put a covering upon
34 And in the seventh day the priest his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, un-
shall look on the scall: and, behold, if the clean.
scall be not spread in the skin, nor be in 46 All the days wherein the plague shall
sight deeper than the skin; then the priest be in him he shall be defiled; he is un-
shall pronounce him clean: and he shall clean: he shall dwell alone; without the
wash his clothes, and be clean. camp shall his habitation be.
35 But if the scall spread much in the 47 ¶ The garment also that the plague
skin after his cleansing; of leprosy is in, whether it be a woollen
36 Then the priest shall look on him: garment, or a linen garment;
and, behold, if the scall be spread in the 48 Whether it be in the warp, or woof;
skin, the priest shall not seek for yellow of linen, or of woollen; whether in a skin,
hair; he is unclean. or in any thing made of skin;
37 But if the scall be in his sight at a 49 And if the plague be greenish or
stay, and that there is black hair grown reddish in the garment, or in the skin,
up therein; the scall is healed, he is clean: either in the warp, or in the woof, or in
and the priest shall pronounce him clean. any thing of skin; it is a plague of leprosy,
38 ¶ If a man also or a woman have in and shall be shewed unto the priest:
the skin of their flesh bright spots, even 50 And the priest shall look upon the
white bright spots; plague, and shut up it that hath the
39 Then the priest shall look: and, be- plague seven days:
hold, if the bright spots in the skin of 51 And he shall look on the plague on
their flesh be darkish white; it is a freck- the seventh day: if the plague be spread
led spot that groweth in the skin; he is in the garment, either in the warp, or in
clean. the woof, or in a skin, or in any work
40 And the man whose hair is fallen off that is made of skin; the plague is a fret-
his head, he is bald; yet is he clean. ting leprosy; it is unclean.
41 And he that hath his hair fallen off 52 He shall therefore burn that gar-
from the part of his head toward his face, ment, whether warp or woof, in woollen
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the plague is: for it is a fretting leprosy; it 3 And the priest shall go forth out of
shall be burnt in the fire. the camp; and the priest shall look, and,
53 And if the priest shall look, and, be- behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed
hold, the plague be not spread in the in the leper;
garment, either in the warp, or in the 4 Then shall the priest command to
woof, or in any thing of skin; take for him that is to be cleansed two
54 Then the priest shall command that birds alive and clean, and cedar wood,
they wash the thing wherein the plague is, and scarlet, and hyssop:
and he shall shut it up seven days more: 5 And the priest shall command that
55 And the priest shall look on the one of the birds be killed in an earthen
plague, after that it is washed: and, be- vessel over running water:
hold, if the plague have not changed his 6 As for the living bird, he shall take it,
colour, and the plague be not spread; it is and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and
unclean; thou shalt burn it in the fire; it the hyssop, and shall dip them and the
is fret inward, whether it be bare within or living bird in the blood of the bird that
without. was killed over the running water:
56 And if the priest look, and, behold, 7 And he shall sprinkle upon him that
the plague be somewhat dark after the is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven
washing of it; then he shall rend it out of times, and shall pronounce him clean,
the garment, or out of the skin, or out of and shall let the living bird loose into the
the warp, or out of the woof: open field.
57 And if it appear still in the garment, 8 And he that is to be cleansed shall
either in the warp, or in the woof, or in wash his clothes, and shave off all his
any thing of skin; it is a spreading plague: hair, and wash himself in water, that he
thou shalt burn that wherein the plague may be clean: and after that he shall
is with fire. come into the camp, and shall tarry
58 And the garment, either warp, or abroad out of his tent seven days.
woof, or whatsoever thing of skin it be, 9 But it shall be on the seventh day,
which thou shalt wash, if the plague be that he shall shave all his hair off his head
departed from them, then it shall be and his beard and his eyebrows, even all
washed the second time, and shall be his hair he shall shave off: and he shall
clean. wash his clothes, also he shall wash his
59 This is the law of the plague of lep- flesh in water, and he shall be clean.
rosy in a garment of woollen or linen, 10 And on the eighth day he shall take
either in the warp, or woof, or any thing two he lambs without blemish, and one
of skins, to pronounce it clean, or to ewe lamb of the first year without blem-
pronounce it unclean. ish, and three tenth deals of fine flour for
a meat offering, mingled with oil, and
CHAPTER 14 one log of oil.
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, 11 And the priest that maketh him
saying, clean shall present the man that is to be
2 This shall be the law of the leper in made clean, and those things, before the
the day of his cleansing: He shall be LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of
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12 And the priest shall take one he much; then he shall take one lamb for a
lamb, and offer him for a trespass offer- trespass offering to be waved, to make an
ing, and the log of oil, and wave them for atonement for him, and one tenth deal of
a wave offering before the LORD: fine flour mingled with oil for a meat of-
13 And he shall slay the lamb in the fering, and a log of oil;
place where he shall kill the sin offering 22 And two turtledoves, or two young
and the burnt offering, in the holy place: pigeons, such as he is able to get; and the
for as the sin offering is the priest's, so is one shall be a sin offering, and the other
the trespass offering: it is most holy: a burnt offering.
14 And the priest shall take some of the 23 And he shall bring them on the
blood of the trespass offering, and the eighth day for his cleansing unto the
priest shall put it upon the tip of the priest, unto the door of the tabernacle of
right ear of him that is to be cleansed, the congregation, before the LORD.
and upon the thumb of his right hand, 24 And the priest shall take the lamb of
and upon the great toe of his right foot: the trespass offering, and the log of oil,
15 And the priest shall take some of the and the priest shall wave them for a wave
log of oil, and pour it into the palm of offering before the LORD:
his own left hand: 25 And he shall kill the lamb of the
16 And the priest shall dip his right fin- trespass offering, and the priest shall take
ger in the oil that is in his left hand, and some of the blood of the trespass offering,
shall sprinkle of the oil with his finger and put it upon the tip of the right ear of
seven times before the LORD: him that is to be cleansed, and upon the
17 And of the rest of the oil that is in thumb of his right hand, and upon the
his hand shall the priest put upon the tip great toe of his right foot:
of the right ear of him that is to be 26 And the priest shall pour of the oil
cleansed, and upon the thumb of his into the palm of his own left hand:
right hand, and upon the great toe of his 27 And the priest shall sprinkle with his
right foot, upon the blood of the trespass right finger some of the oil that is in his
offering: left hand seven times before the LORD:
18 And the remnant of the oil that is in 28 And the priest shall put of the oil
the priest's hand he shall pour upon the that is in his hand upon the tip of the
head of him that is to be cleansed: and right ear of him that is to be cleansed,
the priest shall make an atonement for and upon the thumb of his right hand,
him before the LORD. and upon the great toe of his right foot,
19 And the priest shall offer the sin of- upon the place of the blood of the tres-
fering, and make an atonement for him pass offering:
that is to be cleansed from his unclean- 29 And the rest of the oil that is in the
ness; and afterward he shall kill the burnt priest's hand he shall put upon the head
offering: of him that is to be cleansed, to make an
20 And the priest shall offer the burnt atonement for him before the LORD.
offering and the meat offering upon the 30 And he shall offer the one of the tur-
altar: and the priest shall make an tledoves, or of the young pigeons, such as
atonement for him, and he shall be clean. he can get;
21 And if he be poor, and cannot get so 31 Even such as he is able to get, the

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one for a sin offering, and the other for a off without the city into an unclean
burnt offering, with the meat offering: place:
and the priest shall make an atonement 42 And they shall take other stones, and
for him that is to be cleansed before the put them in the place of those stones; and
LORD. he shall take other morter, and shall
32 This is the law of him in whom is the plaister the house.
plague of leprosy, whose hand is not able 43 And if the plague come again, and
to get that which pertaineth to his clean- break out in the house, after that he hath
sing. taken away the stones, and after he hath
33 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses scraped the house, and after it is plais-
and unto Aaron, saying, tered;
34 When ye be come into the land of 44 Then the priest shall come and look,
Canaan, which I give to you for a posses- and, behold, if the plague be spread in
sion, and I put the plague of leprosy in a the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the
house of the land of your possession; house: it is unclean.
35 And he that owneth the house shall 45 And he shall break down the house,
come and tell the priest, saying, It see- the stones of it, and the timber thereof,
meth to me there is as it were a plague in and all the morter of the house; and he
the house: shall carry them forth out of the city into
36 Then the priest shall command that an unclean place.
they empty the house, before the priest 46 Moreover he that goeth into the
go into it to see the plague, that all that is house all the while that it is shut up shall
in the house be not made unclean: and be unclean until the even.
afterward the priest shall go in to see the 47 And he that lieth in the house shall
house: wash his clothes; and he that eateth in
37 And he shall look on the plague, the house shall wash his clothes.
and, behold, if the plague be in the walls 48 And if the priest shall come in, and
of the house with hollow strakes, green- look upon it, and, behold, the plague
ish or reddish, which in sight are lower hath not spread in the house, after the
than the wall; house was plaistered: then the priest shall
38 Then the priest shall go out of the pronounce the house clean, because the
house to the door of the house, and shut plague is healed.
up the house seven days: 49 And he shall take to cleanse the
39 And the priest shall come again the house two birds, and cedar wood, and
seventh day, and shall look: and, behold, scarlet, and hyssop:
if the plague be spread in the walls of the 50 And he shall kill the one of the birds
house; in an earthen vessel over running water:
40 Then the priest shall command that 51 And he shall take the cedar wood,
they take away the stones in which the and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the
plague is, and they shall cast them into living bird, and dip them in the blood of
an unclean place without the city: the slain bird, and in the running water,
41 And he shall cause the house to be and sprinkle the house seven times:
scraped within round about, and they 52 And he shall cleanse the house with
shall pour out the dust that they scrape the blood of the bird, and with the run-

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ning water, and with the living bird, and ter, and be unclean until the even.
with the cedar wood, and with the hys- 9 And what saddle soever he rideth
sop, and with the scarlet: upon that hath the issue shall be unclean.
53 But he shall let go the living bird out 10 And whosoever toucheth any thing
of the city into the open fields, and make that was under him shall be unclean until
an atonement for the house: and it shall the even: and he that beareth any of those
be clean. things shall wash his clothes, and bathe
54 This is the law for all manner of himself in water, and be unclean until the
plague of leprosy, and scall, even.
55 And for the leprosy of a garment, 11 And whomsoever he toucheth that
and of a house, hath the issue, and hath not rinsed his
56 And for a rising, and for a scab, and hands in water, he shall wash his clothes,
for a bright spot: and bathe himself in water, and be un-
57 To teach when it is unclean, and clean until the even.
when it is clean: this is the law of leprosy. 12 And the vessel of earth, that he
toucheth which hath the issue, shall be
CHAPTER 15 broken: and every vessel of wood shall be
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and rinsed in water.
to Aaron, saying, 13 And when he that hath an issue is
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and cleansed of his issue; then he shall num-
say unto them, When any man hath a ber to himself seven days for his clean-
running issue out of his flesh, because of sing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his
his issue he is unclean. flesh in running water, and shall be clean.
3 And this shall be his uncleanness in 14 And on the eighth day he shall take
his issue: whether his flesh run with his to him two turtledoves, or two young
issue, or his flesh be stopped from his is- pigeons, and come before the LORD
sue, it is his uncleanness. unto the door of the tabernacle of the
4 Every bed, whereon he lieth that hath congregation, and give them unto the
the issue, is unclean: and every thing, priest:
whereon he sitteth, shall be unclean. 15 And the priest shall offer them, the
5 And whosoever toucheth his bed shall one for a sin offering, and the other for a
wash his clothes, and bathe himself in wa- burnt offering; and the priest shall make
ter, and be unclean until the even. an atonement for him before the LORD
6 And he that sitteth on any thing for his issue.
whereon he sat that hath the issue shall 16 And if any man's seed of copulation
wash his clothes, and bathe himself in wa- go out from him, then he shall wash all
ter, and be unclean until the even. his flesh in water, and be unclean until
7 And he that toucheth the flesh of him the even.
that hath the issue shall wash his clothes, 17 And every garment, and every skin,
and bathe himself in water, and be un- whereon is the seed of copulation, shall
clean until the even. be washed with water, and be unclean
8 And if he that hath the issue spit until the even.
upon him that is clean; then he shall 18 The woman also with whom man
wash his clothes, and bathe himself in wa- shall lie with seed of copulation, they

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shall both bathe themselves in water, and 29 And on the eighth day she shall take
be unclean until the even. unto her two turtles, or two young pi-
19 ¶ And if a woman have an issue, and geons, and bring them unto the priest, to
her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall the door of the tabernacle of the congre-
be put apart seven days: and whosoever gation.
toucheth her shall be unclean until the 30 And the priest shall offer the one for
even. a sin offering, and the other for a burnt
20 And every thing that she lieth upon offering; and the priest shall make an
in her separation shall be unclean: every atonement for her before the LORD for
thing also that she sitteth upon shall be the issue of her uncleanness.
unclean. 31 Thus shall ye separate the children
21 And whosoever toucheth her bed of Israel from their uncleanness; that they
shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself die not in their uncleanness, when they
in water, and be unclean until the even. defile my tabernacle that is among them.
22 And whosoever toucheth any thing 32 This is the law of him that hath an
that she sat upon shall wash his clothes, issue, and of him whose seed goeth from
and bathe himself in water, and be un- him, and is defiled therewith;
clean until the even. 33 And of her that is sick of her flowers,
23 And if it be on her bed, or on any and of him that hath an issue, of the
thing whereon she sitteth, when he man, and of the woman, and of him that
toucheth it, he shall be unclean until the lieth with her that is unclean.
even.
24 And if any man lie with her at all, CHAPTER 16
and her flowers be upon him, he shall be 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses af-
unclean seven days; and all the bed ter the death of the two sons of Aaron,
whereon he lieth shall be unclean. when they offered before the LORD, and
25 And if a woman have an issue of her died;
blood many days out of the time of her 2 And the LORD said unto Moses,
separation, or if it run beyond the time Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he
of her separation; all the days of the issue come not at all times into the holy place
of her uncleanness shall be as the days of within the vail before the mercy seat,
her separation: she shall be unclean. which is upon the ark; that he die not:
26 Every bed whereon she lieth all the for I will appear in the cloud upon the
days of her issue shall be unto her as the mercy seat.
bed of her separation: and whatsoever she 3 Thus shall Aaron come into the holy
sitteth upon shall be unclean, as the un- place: with a young bullock for a sin of-
cleanness of her separation. fering, and a ram for a burnt offering.
27 And whosoever toucheth those 4 He shall put on the holy linen coat,
things shall be unclean, and shall wash and he shall have the linen breeches upon
his clothes, and bathe himself in water, his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen
and be unclean until the even. girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he
28 But if she be cleansed of her issue, be attired: these are holy garments; there-
then she shall number to herself seven fore shall he wash his flesh in water, and
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5 And he shall take of the congregation sin offering, that is for the people, and
of the children of Israel two kids of the bring his blood within the vail, and do
goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a with that blood as he did with the blood
burnt offering. of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the
6 And Aaron shall offer his bullock of mercy seat, and before the mercy seat:
the sin offering, which is for himself, and 16 And he shall make an atonement for
make an atonement for himself, and for the holy place, because of the uncleanness
his house. of the children of Israel, and because of
7 And he shall take the two goats, and their transgressions in all their sins: and
present them before the LORD at the so shall he do for the tabernacle of the
door of the tabernacle of the congrega- congregation, that remaineth among
tion. them in the midst of their uncleanness.
8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon the 17 And there shall be no man in the
two goats; one lot for the LORD, and the tabernacle of the congregation when he
other lot for the scapegoat. goeth in to make an atonement in the
9 And Aaron shall bring the goat upon holy place, until he come out, and have
which the LORD'S lot fell, and offer him made an atonement for himself, and for
for a sin offering. his household, and for all the congrega-
10 But the goat, on which the lot fell to tion of Israel.
be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive 18 And he shall go out unto the altar
before the LORD, to make an atonement that is before the LORD, and make an
with him, and to let him go for a scape- atonement for it; and shall take of the
goat into the wilderness. blood of the bullock, and of the blood of
11 And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the goat, and put it upon the horns of
the sin offering, which is for himself, and the altar round about.
shall make an atonement for himself, and 19 And he shall sprinkle of the blood
for his house, and shall kill the bullock of upon it with his finger seven times, and
the sin offering which is for himself: cleanse it, and hallow it from the un-
12 And he shall take a censer full of cleanness of the children of Israel.
burning coals of fire from off the altar 20 ¶ And when he hath made an end of
before the LORD, and his hands full of reconciling the holy place, and the taber-
sweet incense beaten small, and bring it nacle of the congregation, and the altar,
within the vail: he shall bring the live goat:
13 And he shall put the incense upon 21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands
the fire before the LORD, that the cloud upon the head of the live goat, and con-
of the incense may cover the mercy seat fess over him all the iniquities of the
that is upon the testimony, that he die children of Israel, and all their transgres-
not: sions in all their sins, putting them upon
14 And he shall take of the blood of the the head of the goat, and shall send him
bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger away by the hand of a fit man into the
upon the mercy seat eastward; and before wilderness:
the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the 22 And the goat shall bear upon him all
blood with his finger seven times. their iniquities unto a land not inhabited:
15 ¶ Then shall he kill the goat of the and he shall let go the goat in the wilder-

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ness. minister in the priest's office in his fa-


23 And Aaron shall come into the tab- ther's stead, shall make the atonement,
ernacle of the congregation, and shall put and shall put on the linen clothes, even
off the linen garments, which he put on the holy garments:
when he went into the holy place, and 33 And he shall make an atonement for
shall leave them there: the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an
24 And he shall wash his flesh with wa- atonement for the tabernacle of the con-
ter in the holy place, and put on his gar- gregation, and for the altar, and he shall
ments, and come forth, and offer his make an atonement for the priests, and
burnt offering, and the burnt offering of for all the people of the congregation.
the people, and make an atonement for 34 And this shall be an everlasting stat-
himself, and for the people. ute unto you, to make an atonement for
25 And the fat of the sin offering shall the children of Israel for all their sins
he burn upon the altar. once a year. And he did as the LORD
26 And he that let go the goat for the commanded Moses.
scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and
bathe his flesh in water, and afterward CHAPTER 17
come into the camp. 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
27 And the bullock for the sin offering, saying,
and the goat for the sin offering, whose 2 Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons,
blood was brought in to make atonement and unto all the children of Israel, and
in the holy place, shall one carry forth say unto them; This is the thing which
without the camp; and they shall burn in the LORD hath commanded, saying,
the fire their skins, and their flesh, and 3 What man soever there be of the
their dung. house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or
28 And he that burneth them shall lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that killeth
wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in it out of the camp,
water, and afterward he shall come into 4 And bringeth it not unto the door of
the camp. the tabernacle of the congregation, to of-
29 ¶ And this shall be a statute for ever fer an offering unto the LORD before the
unto you: that in the seventh month, on tabernacle of the LORD; blood shall be
the tenth day of the month, ye shall af- imputed unto that man; he hath shed
flict your souls, and do no work at all, blood; and that man shall be cut off from
whether it be one of your own country, or among his people:
a stranger that sojourneth among you: 5 To the end that the children of Israel
30 For on that day shall the priest make may bring their sacrifices, which they of-
an atonement for you, to cleanse you, fer in the open field, even that they may
that ye may be clean from all your sins bring them unto the LORD, unto the
before the LORD. door of the tabernacle of the congrega-
31 It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, tion, unto the priest, and offer them for
and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute peace offerings unto the LORD.
for ever. 6 And the priest shall sprinkle the
32 And the priest, whom he shall blood upon the altar of the LORD at the
anoint, and whom he shall consecrate to door of the tabernacle of the congrega-

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tion, and burn the fat for a sweet savour which died of itself, or that which was
unto the LORD. torn with beasts, whether it be one of your
7 And they shall no more offer their own country, or a stranger, he shall both
sacrifices unto devils, after whom they wash his clothes, and bathe himself in wa-
have gone a whoring. This shall be a ter, and be unclean until the even: then
statute for ever unto them throughout shall he be clean.
their generations. 16 But if he wash them not, nor bathe
8 ¶ And thou shalt say unto them, his flesh; then he shall bear his iniquity.
Whatsoever man there be of the house of
Israel, or of the strangers which sojourn CHAPTER 18
among you, that offereth a burnt offering 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
or sacrifice, saying,
9 And bringeth it not unto the door of 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and
the tabernacle of the congregation, to of- say unto them, I am the LORD your
fer it unto the LORD; even that man God.
shall be cut off from among his people. 3 After the doings of the land of Egypt,
10 ¶ And whatsoever man there be of wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and
the house of Israel, or of the strangers after the doings of the land of Canaan,
that sojourn among you, that eateth any whither I bring you, shall ye not do: nei-
manner of blood; I will even set my face ther shall ye walk in their ordinances.
against that soul that eateth blood, and 4 Ye shall do my judgments, and keep
will cut him off from among his people. mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am
11 For the life of the flesh is in the the LORD your God.
blood: and I have given it to you upon 5 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes,
the altar to make an atonement for your and my judgments: which if a man do,
souls: for it is the blood that maketh an he shall live in them: I am the LORD.
atonement for the soul. 6 ¶ None of you shall approach to any
12 Therefore I said unto the children of that is near of kin to him, to uncover
Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, their nakedness: I am the LORD.
neither shall any stranger that sojourneth 7 The nakedness of thy father, or the
among you eat blood. nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not
13 And whatsoever man there be of the uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt
children of Israel, or of the strangers that not uncover her nakedness.
sojourn among you, which hunteth and 8 The nakedness of thy father's wife
catcheth any beast or fowl that may be shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's
eaten; he shall even pour out the blood nakedness.
thereof, and cover it with dust. 9 The nakedness of thy sister, the
14 For it is the life of all flesh; the blood daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy
of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said mother, whether she be born at home, or
unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat born abroad, even their nakedness thou
the blood of no manner of flesh: for the shalt not uncover.
life of all flesh is the blood thereof: who- 10 The nakedness of thy son's daughter,
soever eateth it shall be cut off. or of thy daughter's daughter, even their
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their's is thine own nakedness. to defile thyself therewith: neither shall


11 The nakedness of thy father's wife's any woman stand before a beast to lie
daughter, begotten of thy father, she is down thereto: it is confusion.
thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her na- 24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of
kedness. these things: for in all these the nations
12 Thou shalt not uncover the naked- are defiled which I cast out before you:
ness of thy father's sister: she is thy fa- 25 And the land is defiled: therefore I
ther's near kinswoman. do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and
13 Thou shalt not uncover the naked- the land itself vomiteth out her inhabi-
ness of thy mother's sister: for she is thy tants.
mother's near kinswoman. 26 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes
14 Thou shalt not uncover the naked- and my judgments, and shall not commit
ness of thy father's brother, thou shalt any of these abominations; neither any of
not approach to his wife: she is thine your own nation, nor any stranger that
aunt. sojourneth among you:
15 Thou shalt not uncover the naked- 27 (For all these abominations have the
ness of thy daughter in law: she is thy men of the land done, which were before
son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her you, and the land is defiled;)
nakedness. 28 That the land spue not you out also,
16 Thou shalt not uncover the naked- when ye defile it, as it spued out the na-
ness of thy brother's wife: it is thy tions that were before you.
brother's nakedness. 29 For whosoever shall commit any of
17 Thou shalt not uncover the naked- these abominations, even the souls that
ness of a woman and her daughter, nei- commit them shall be cut off from
ther shalt thou take her son's daughter, among their people.
or her daughter's daughter, to uncover 30 Therefore shall ye keep mine ordi-
her nakedness; for they are her near kins- nance, that ye commit not any one of
women: it is wickedness. these abominable customs, which were
18 Neither shalt thou take a wife to her committed before you, and that ye defile
sister, to vex her, to uncover her naked- not yourselves therein: I am the LORD
ness, beside the other in her life time. your God.
19 Also thou shalt not approach unto a
woman to uncover her nakedness, as long CHAPTER 19
as she is put apart for her uncleanness. 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
20 Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally saying,
with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thy- 2 Speak unto all the congregation of the
self with her. children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye
21 And thou shalt not let any of thy shall be holy: for I the LORD your God
seed pass through the fire to Molech, nei- am holy.
ther shalt thou profane the name of thy 3 ¶ Ye shall fear every man his mother,
God: I am the LORD. and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as am the LORD your God.
with womankind: it is abomination. 4 ¶ Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to
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your God. shalt thou stand against the blood of thy


5 ¶ And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace neighbour: I am the LORD.
offerings unto the LORD, ye shall offer it 17 ¶ Thou shalt not hate thy brother in
at your own will. thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke
6 It shall be eaten the same day ye offer thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon
it, and on the morrow: and if ought re- him.
main until the third day, it shall be burnt 18 ¶ Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear
in the fire. any grudge against the children of thy
7 And if it be eaten at all on the third people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour
day, it is abominable; it shall not be ac- as thyself: I am the LORD.
cepted. 19 ¶ Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou
8 Therefore every one that eateth it shall shalt not let thy cattle gender with a di-
bear his iniquity, because he hath pro- verse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field
faned the hallowed thing of the LORD: with mingled seed: neither shall a gar-
and that soul shall be cut off from among ment mingled of linen and woollen come
his people. upon thee.
9 ¶ And when ye reap the harvest of 20 ¶ And whosoever lieth carnally with
your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed
corners of thy field, neither shalt thou to an husband, and not at all redeemed,
gather the gleanings of thy harvest. nor freedom given her; she shall be
10 And thou shalt not glean thy vine- scourged; they shall not be put to death,
yard, neither shalt thou gather every because she was not free.
grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave 21 And he shall bring his trespass offer-
them for the poor and stranger: I am the ing unto the LORD, unto the door of the
LORD your God. tabernacle of the congregation, even a
11 ¶ Ye shall not steal, neither deal ram for a trespass offering.
falsely, neither lie one to another. 22 And the priest shall make an atone-
12 ¶ And ye shall not swear by my ment for him with the ram of the trespass
name falsely, neither shalt thou profane offering before the LORD for his sin
the name of thy God: I am the LORD. which he hath done: and the sin which
13 ¶ Thou shalt not defraud thy he hath done shall be forgiven him.
neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of 23 ¶ And when ye shall come into the
him that is hired shall not abide with land, and shall have planted all manner
thee all night until the morning. of trees for food, then ye shall count the
14 ¶ Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three
put a stumblingblock before the blind, years shall it be as uncircumcised unto
but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD. you: it shall not be eaten of.
15 ¶ Ye shall do no unrighteousness in 24 But in the fourth year all the fruit
judgment: thou shalt not respect the per- thereof shall be holy to praise the LORD
son of the poor, nor honour the person withal.
of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt 25 And in the fifth year shall ye eat of
thou judge thy neighbour. the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto
16 ¶ Thou shalt not go up and down as you the increase thereof: I am the LORD
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26 ¶ Ye shall not eat any thing with the saying,


blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, 2 Again, thou shalt say to the children
nor observe times. of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children
27 Ye shall not round the corners of of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn
your heads, neither shalt thou mar the in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto
corners of thy beard. Molech; he shall surely be put to death:
28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in the people of the land shall stone him
your flesh for the dead, nor print any with stones.
marks upon you: I am the LORD. 3 And I will set my face against that
29 ¶ Do not prostitute thy daughter, to man, and will cut him off from among
cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall his people; because he hath given of his
to whoredom, and the land become full seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctu-
of wickedness. ary, and to profane my holy name.
30 ¶ Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and 4 And if the people of the land do any
reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD. ways hide their eyes from the man, when
31 ¶ Regard not them that have famil- he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and
iar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to kill him not:
be defiled by them: I am the LORD your 5 Then I will set my face against that
God. man, and against his family, and will cut
32 ¶ Thou shalt rise up before the him off, and all that go a whoring after
hoary head, and honour the face of the him, to commit whoredom with Molech,
old man, and fear thy God: I am the from among their people.
LORD. 6 ¶ And the soul that turneth after such
33 ¶ And if a stranger sojourn with thee as have familiar spirits, and after wizards,
in your land, ye shall not vex him. to go a whoring after them, I will even
34 But the stranger that dwelleth with set my face against that soul, and will cut
you shall be unto you as one born among him off from among his people.
you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; 7 ¶ Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be
for ye were strangers in the land of ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.
Egypt: I am the LORD your God. 8 And ye shall keep my statutes, and do
35 ¶ Ye shall do no unrighteousness in them: I am the LORD which sanctify
judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in you.
measure. 9 ¶ For every one that curseth his father
36 Just balances, just weights, a just or his mother shall be surely put to
ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am death: he hath cursed his father or his
the LORD your God, which brought you mother; his blood shall be upon him.
out of the land of Egypt. 10 ¶ And the man that committeth
37 Therefore shall ye observe all my adultery with another man's wife, even he
statutes, and all my judgments, and do that committeth adultery with his
them: I am the LORD. neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the
adulteress shall surely be put to death.
CHAPTER 20 11 And the man that lieth with his fa-
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, ther's wife hath uncovered his father's
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put to death; their blood shall be upon 21 And if a man shall take his brother's
them. wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath un-
12 And if a man lie with his daughter covered his brother's nakedness; they
in law, both of them shall surely be put shall be childless.
to death: they have wrought confusion; 22 ¶ Ye shall therefore keep all my stat-
their blood shall be upon them. utes, and all my judgments, and do
13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he them: that the land, whither I bring you
lieth with a woman, both of them have to dwell therein, spue you not out.
committed an abomination: they shall 23 And ye shall not walk in the man-
surely be put to death; their blood shall ners of the nation, which I cast out be-
be upon them. fore you: for they committed all these
14 And if a man take a wife and her things, and therefore I abhorred them.
mother, it is wickedness: they shall be 24 But I have said unto you, Ye shall
burnt with fire, both he and they; that inherit their land, and I will give it unto
there be no wickedness among you. you to possess it, a land that floweth with
15 And if a man lie with a beast, he milk and honey: I am the LORD your
shall surely be put to death: and ye shall God, which have separated you from
slay the beast. other people.
16 And if a woman approach unto any 25 Ye shall therefore put difference be-
beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt tween clean beasts and unclean, and be-
kill the woman, and the beast: they shall tween unclean fowls and clean: and ye
surely be put to death; their blood shall shall not make your souls abominable by
be upon them. beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of
17 And if a man shall take his sister, his living thing that creepeth on the ground,
father's daughter, or his mother's daugh- which I have separated from you as un-
ter, and see her nakedness, and she see his clean.
nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they 26 And ye shall be holy unto me: for I
shall be cut off in the sight of their peo- the LORD am holy, and have severed you
ple: he hath uncovered his sister's naked- from other people, that ye should be
ness; he shall bear his iniquity. mine.
18 And if a man shall lie with a woman 27 ¶ A man also or woman that hath a
having her sickness, and shall uncover familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall
her nakedness; he hath discovered her surely be put to death: they shall stone
fountain, and she hath uncovered the them with stones: their blood shall be
fountain of her blood: and both of them upon them.
shall be cut off from among their people.
19 And thou shalt not uncover the na- CHAPTER 21
kedness of thy mother's sister, nor of thy 1 And the LORD said unto Moses,
father's sister: for he uncovereth his near Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron,
kin: they shall bear their iniquity. and say unto them, There shall none be
20 And if a man shall lie with his un- defiled for the dead among his people:
cle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's 2 But for his kin, that is near unto him,
nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they that is, for his mother, and for his father,
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for his brother, profane, or an harlot, these shall he not


3 And for his sister a virgin, that is nigh take: but he shall take a virgin of his own
unto him, which hath had no husband; people to wife.
for her may he be defiled. 15 Neither shall he profane his seed
4 But he shall not defile himself, being a among his people: for I the LORD do
chief man among his people, to profane sanctify him.
himself. 16 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
5 They shall not make baldness upon saying,
their head, neither shall they shave off 17 Speak unto Aaron, saying, Whoso-
the corner of their beard, nor make any ever he be of thy seed in their generations
cuttings in their flesh. that hath any blemish, let him not ap-
6 They shall be holy unto their God, proach to offer the bread of his God.
and not profane the name of their God: 18 For whatsoever man he be that hath
for the offerings of the LORD made by a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind
fire, and the bread of their God, they do man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat
offer: therefore they shall be holy. nose, or any thing superfluous,
7 They shall not take a wife that is a 19 Or a man that is brokenfooted, or
whore, or profane; neither shall they take brokenhanded,
a woman put away from her husband: for 20 Or crookbackt, or a dwarf, or that
he is holy unto his God. hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or
8 Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; for scabbed, or hath his stones broken;
he offereth the bread of thy God: he shall 21 No man that hath a blemish of the
be holy unto thee: for I the LORD, seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh
which sanctify you, am holy. to offer the offerings of the LORD made
9 ¶ And the daughter of any priest, if by fire: he hath a blemish; he shall not
she profane herself by playing the whore, come nigh to offer the bread of his God.
she profaneth her father: she shall be 22 He shall eat the bread of his God,
burnt with fire. both of the most holy, and of the holy.
10 And he that is the high priest among 23 Only he shall not go in unto the
his brethren, upon whose head the vail, nor come nigh unto the altar, be-
anointing oil was poured, and that is cause he hath a blemish; that he profane
consecrated to put on the garments, shall not my sanctuaries: for I the LORD do
not uncover his head, nor rend his sanctify them.
clothes; 24 And Moses told it unto Aaron, and
11 Neither shall he go in to any dead to his sons, and unto all the children of
body, nor defile himself for his father, or Israel.
for his mother;
12 Neither shall he go out of the sanc- CHAPTER 22
tuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
God; for the crown of the anointing oil saying,
of his God is upon him: I am the LORD. 2 Speak unto Aaron and to his sons,
13 And he shall take a wife in her vir- that they separate themselves from the
ginity. holy things of the children of Israel, and
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those things which they hallow unto me: I 13 But if the priest's daughter be a
am the LORD. widow, or divorced, and have no child,
3 Say unto them, Whosoever he be of and is returned unto her father's house,
all your seed among your generations, as in her youth, she shall eat of her fa-
that goeth unto the holy things, which ther's meat: but there shall no stranger
the children of Israel hallow unto the eat thereof.
LORD, having his uncleanness upon 14 ¶ And if a man eat of the holy thing
him, that soul shall be cut off from my unwittingly, then he shall put the fifth
presence: I am the LORD. part thereof unto it, and shall give it unto
4 What man soever of the seed of the priest with the holy thing.
Aaron is a leper, or hath a running issue; 15 And they shall not profane the holy
he shall not eat of the holy things, until things of the children of Israel, which
he be clean. And whoso toucheth any they offer unto the LORD;
thing that is unclean by the dead, or a 16 Or suffer them to bear the iniquity
man whose seed goeth from him; of trespass, when they eat their holy
5 Or whosoever toucheth any creeping things: for I the LORD do sanctify them.
thing, whereby he may be made unclean, 17 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
or a man of whom he may take unclean- saying,
ness, whatsoever uncleanness he hath; 18 Speak unto Aaron, and to his sons,
6 The soul which hath touched any and unto all the children of Israel, and
such shall be unclean until even, and say unto them, Whatsoever he be of the
shall not eat of the holy things, unless he house of Israel, or of the strangers in Is-
wash his flesh with water. rael, that will offer his oblation for all his
7 And when the sun is down, he shall vows, and for all his freewill offerings,
be clean, and shall afterward eat of the which they will offer unto the LORD for
holy things; because it is his food. a burnt offering;
8 That which dieth of itself, or is torn 19 Ye shall offer at your own will a male
with beasts, he shall not eat to defile him- without blemish, of the beeves, of the
self therewith: I am the LORD. sheep, or of the goats.
9 They shall therefore keep mine ordi- 20 But whatsoever hath a blemish, that
nance, lest they bear sin for it, and die shall ye not offer: for it shall not be ac-
therefore, if they profane it: I the LORD ceptable for you.
do sanctify them. 21 And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of
10 There shall no stranger eat of the peace offerings unto the LORD to ac-
holy thing: a sojourner of the priest, or complish his vow, or a freewill offering in
an hired servant, shall not eat of the holy beeves or sheep, it shall be perfect to be
thing. accepted; there shall be no blemish
11 But if the priest buy any soul with therein.
his money, he shall eat of it, and he that 22 Blind, or broken, or maimed, or
is born in his house: they shall eat of his having a wen, or scurvy, or scabbed, ye
meat. shall not offer these unto the LORD, nor
12 If the priest's daughter also be mar- make an offering by fire of them upon
ried unto a stranger, she may not eat of the altar unto the LORD.
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any thing superfluous or lacking in his say unto them, Concerning the feasts of
parts, that mayest thou offer for a freewill the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be
offering; but for a vow it shall not be ac- holy convocations, even these are my
cepted. feasts.
24 Ye shall not offer unto the LORD 3 Six days shall work be done: but the
that which is bruised, or crushed, or bro- seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy
ken, or cut; neither shall ye make any of- convocation; ye shall do no work therein:
fering thereof in your land. it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your
25 Neither from a stranger's hand shall dwellings.
ye offer the bread of your God of any of 4 ¶ These are the feasts of the LORD,
these; because their corruption is in even holy convocations, which ye shall
them, and blemishes be in them: they proclaim in their seasons.
shall not be accepted for you. 5 In the fourteenth day of the first
26 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, month at even is the LORD'S passover.
saying, 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same
27 When a bullock, or a sheep, or a month is the feast of unleavened bread
goat, is brought forth, then it shall be unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat
seven days under the dam; and from the unleavened bread.
eighth day and thenceforth it shall be ac- 7 In the first day ye shall have an holy
cepted for an offering made by fire unto convocation: ye shall do no servile work
the LORD. therein.
28 And whether it be cow or ewe, ye 8 But ye shall offer an offering made by
shall not kill it and her young both in fire unto the LORD seven days: in the
one day. seventh day is an holy convocation: ye
29 And when ye will offer a sacrifice of shall do no servile work therein.
thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer it at 9 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
your own will. saying,
30 On the same day it shall be eaten 10 Speak unto the children of Israel,
up; ye shall leave none of it until the and say unto them, When ye be come
morrow: I am the LORD. into the land which I give unto you, and
31 Therefore shall ye keep my com- shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye
mandments, and do them: I am the shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of
LORD. your harvest unto the priest:
32 Neither shall ye profane my holy 11 And he shall wave the sheaf before
name; but I will be hallowed among the the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the
children of Israel: I am the LORD which morrow after the sabbath the priest shall
hallow you, wave it.
33 That brought you out of the land of 12 And ye shall offer that day when ye
Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD. wave the sheaf an he lamb without blem-
ish of the first year for a burnt offering
CHAPTER 23 unto the LORD.
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, 13 And the meat offering thereof shall
saying, be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled
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the LORD for a sweet savour: and the in all your dwellings throughout your
drink offering thereof shall be of wine, generations.
the fourth part of an hin. 22 ¶ And when ye reap the harvest of
14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor your land, thou shalt not make clean rid-
parched corn, nor green ears, until the dance of the corners of thy field when
selfsame day that ye have brought an of- thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather
fering unto your God: it shall be a statute any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt
for ever throughout your generations in leave them unto the poor, and to the
all your dwellings. stranger: I am the LORD your God.
15 ¶ And ye shall count unto you from 23 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
the morrow after the sabbath, from the saying,
day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave 24 Speak unto the children of Israel,
offering; seven sabbaths shall be com- saying, In the seventh month, in the first
plete: day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath,
16 Even unto the morrow after the sev- a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an
enth sabbath shall ye number fifty days; holy convocation.
and ye shall offer a new meat offering 25 Ye shall do no servile work therein:
unto the LORD. but ye shall offer an offering made by fire
17 Ye shall bring out of your habita- unto the LORD.
tions two wave loaves of two tenth deals: 26 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
they shall be of fine flour; they shall be saying,
baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits 27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh
unto the LORD. month there shall be a day of atonement:
18 And ye shall offer with the bread it shall be an holy convocation unto you;
seven lambs without blemish of the first and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer
year, and one young bullock, and two an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
rams: they shall be for a burnt offering 28 And ye shall do no work in that
unto the LORD, with their meat offering, same day: for it is a day of atonement, to
and their drink offerings, even an offering make an atonement for you before the
made by fire, of sweet savour unto the LORD your God.
LORD. 29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall
19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the not be afflicted in that same day, he shall
goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of be cut off from among his people.
the first year for a sacrifice of peace offer- 30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth
ings. any work in that same day, the same soul
20 And the priest shall wave them with will I destroy from among his people.
the bread of the firstfruits for a wave of- 31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it
fering before the LORD, with the two shall be a statute for ever throughout your
lambs: they shall be holy to the LORD generations in all your dwellings.
for the priest. 32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest,
21 And ye shall proclaim on the self- and ye shall afflict your souls: in the
same day, that it may be an holy convo- ninth day of the month at even, from
cation unto you: ye shall do no servile even unto even, shall ye celebrate your
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33 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, booths:


saying, 43 That your generations may know
34 Speak unto the children of Israel, that I made the children of Israel to dwell
saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh in booths, when I brought them out of
month shall be the feast of tabernacles for the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your
seven days unto the LORD. God.
35 On the first day shall be an holy 44 And Moses declared unto the chil-
convocation: ye shall do no servile work dren of Israel the feasts of the LORD.
therein.
36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering CHAPTER 24
made by fire unto the LORD: on the 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
eighth day shall be an holy convocation saying,
unto you; and ye shall offer an offering 2 Command the children of Israel, that
made by fire unto the LORD: it is a sol- they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten
emn assembly; and ye shall do no servile for the light, to cause the lamps to burn
work therein. continually.
37 These are the feasts of the LORD, 3 Without the vail of the testimony, in
which ye shall proclaim to be holy convo- the tabernacle of the congregation, shall
cations, to offer an offering made by fire Aaron order it from the evening unto the
unto the LORD, a burnt offering, and a morning before the LORD continually: it
meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offer- shall be a statute for ever in your genera-
ings, every thing upon his day: tions.
38 Beside the sabbaths of the LORD, 4 He shall order the lamps upon the
and beside your gifts, and beside all your pure candlestick before the LORD con-
vows, and beside all your freewill offer- tinually.
ings, which ye give unto the LORD. 5 ¶ And thou shalt take fine flour, and
39 Also in the fifteenth day of the sev- bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth deals
enth month, when ye have gathered in shall be in one cake.
the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast 6 And thou shalt set them in two rows,
unto the LORD seven days: on the first six on a row, upon the pure table before
day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth the LORD.
day shall be a sabbath. 7 And thou shalt put pure frankincense
40 And ye shall take you on the first upon each row, that it may be on the
day the boughs of goodly trees, branches bread for a memorial, even an offering
of palm trees, and the boughs of thick made by fire unto the LORD.
trees, and willows of the brook; and ye 8 Every sabbath he shall set it in order
shall rejoice before the LORD your God before the LORD continually, being taken
seven days. from the children of Israel by an everlast-
41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the ing covenant.
LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a 9 And it shall be Aaron's and his sons';
statute for ever in your generations: ye and they shall eat it in the holy place: for
shall celebrate it in the seventh month. it is most holy unto him of the offerings
42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; of the LORD made by fire by a perpetual
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10 ¶ And the son of an Israelitish 22 Ye shall have one manner of law, as


woman, whose father was an Egyptian, well for the stranger, as for one of your
went out among the children of Israel: own country: for I am the LORD your
and this son of the Israelitish woman and God.
a man of Israel strove together in the 23 ¶ And Moses spake to the children
camp; of Israel, that they should bring forth
11 And the Israelitish woman's son him that had cursed out of the camp, and
blasphemed the name of the LORD, and stone him with stones. And the children
cursed. And they brought him unto of Israel did as the LORD commanded
Moses: (and his mother's name was Moses.
Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the
tribe of Dan:) CHAPTER 25
12 And they put him in ward, that the 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses in
mind of the LORD might be shewed mount Sinai, saying,
them. 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and
13 And the LORD spake unto Moses, say unto them, When ye come into the
saying, land which I give you, then shall the land
14 Bring forth him that hath cursed keep a sabbath unto the LORD.
without the camp; and let all that heard 3 Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and
him lay their hands upon his head, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard,
let all the congregation stone him. and gather in the fruit thereof;
15 And thou shalt speak unto the chil- 4 But in the seventh year shall be a sab-
dren of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth bath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for
his God shall bear his sin. the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy
16 And he that blasphemeth the name field, nor prune thy vineyard.
of the LORD, he shall surely be put to 5 That which groweth of its own accord
death, and all the congregation shall cer- of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither
tainly stone him: as well the stranger, as gather the grapes of thy vine undressed:
he that is born in the land, when he blas- for it is a year of rest unto the land.
phemeth the name of the LORD, shall be 6 And the sabbath of the land shall be
put to death. meat for you; for thee, and for thy ser-
17 ¶ And he that killeth any man shall vant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired
surely be put to death. servant, and for thy stranger that sojour-
18 And he that killeth a beast shall neth with thee,
make it good; beast for beast. 7 And for thy cattle, and for the beast
19 And if a man cause a blemish in his that are in thy land, shall all the increase
neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be thereof be meat.
done to him; 8 ¶ And thou shalt number seven sab-
20 Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth baths of years unto thee, seven times
for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in seven years; and the space of the seven
a man, so shall it be done to him again. sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty
21 And he that killeth a beast, he shall and nine years.
restore it: and he that killeth a man, he 9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of
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the seventh month, in the day of atone- 20 And if ye shall say, What shall we eat
ment shall ye make the trumpet sound the seventh year? behold, we shall not
throughout all your land. sow, nor gather in our increase:
10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, 21 Then I will command my blessing
and proclaim liberty throughout all the upon you in the sixth year, and it shall
land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it bring forth fruit for three years.
shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall 22 And ye shall sow the eighth year,
return every man unto his possession, and eat yet of old fruit until the ninth
and ye shall return every man unto his year; until her fruits come in ye shall eat
family. of the old store.
11 A jubile shall that fiftieth year be 23 ¶ The land shall not be sold for ever:
unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap for the land is mine; for ye are strangers
that which groweth of itself in it, nor and sojourners with me.
gather the grapes in it of thy vine un- 24 And in all the land of your posses-
dressed. sion ye shall grant a redemption for the
12 For it is the jubile; it shall be holy land.
unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof 25 ¶ If thy brother be waxen poor, and
out of the field. hath sold away some of his possession,
13 In the year of this jubile ye shall re- and if any of his kin come to redeem it,
turn every man unto his possession. then shall he redeem that which his
14 And if thou sell ought unto thy brother sold.
neighbour, or buyest ought of thy 26 And if the man have none to redeem
neighbour's hand, ye shall not oppress it, and himself be able to redeem it;
one another: 27 Then let him count the years of the
15 According to the number of years af- sale thereof, and restore the overplus
ter the jubile thou shalt buy of thy unto the man to whom he sold it; that he
neighbour, and according unto the num- may return unto his possession.
ber of years of the fruits he shall sell unto 28 But if he be not able to restore it to
thee: him, then that which is sold shall remain
16 According to the multitude of years in the hand of him that hath bought it
thou shalt increase the price thereof, and until the year of jubile: and in the jubile
according to the fewness of years thou it shall go out, and he shall return unto
shalt diminish the price of it: for accord- his possession.
ing to the number of the years of the fruits 29 And if a man sell a dwelling house in
doth he sell unto thee. a walled city, then he may redeem it
17 Ye shall not therefore oppress one within a whole year after it is sold; within
another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for a full year may he redeem it.
I am the LORD your God. 30 And if it be not redeemed within the
18 ¶ Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, space of a full year, then the house that is
and keep my judgments, and do them; in the walled city shall be established for
and ye shall dwell in the land in safety. ever to him that bought it throughout his
19 And the land shall yield her fruit, generations: it shall not go out in the ju-
and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell bile.
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have no wall round about them shall be 42 For they are my servants, which I
counted as the fields of the country: they brought forth out of the land of Egypt:
may be redeemed, and they shall go out they shall not be sold as bondmen.
in the jubile. 43 Thou shalt not rule over him with
32 Notwithstanding the cities of the rigour; but shalt fear thy God.
Levites, and the houses of the cities of 44 Both thy bondmen, and thy bond-
their possession, may the Levites redeem maids, which thou shalt have, shall be of
at any time. the heathen that are round about you; of
33 And if a man purchase of the Le- them shall ye buy bondmen and bond-
vites, then the house that was sold, and maids.
the city of his possession, shall go out in 45 Moreover of the children of the
the year of jubile: for the houses of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of
cities of the Levites are their possession them shall ye buy, and of their families
among the children of Israel. that are with you, which they begat in
34 But the field of the suburbs of their your land: and they shall be your posses-
cities may not be sold; for it is their per- sion.
petual possession. 46 And ye shall take them as an inheri-
35 ¶ And if thy brother be waxen poor, tance for your children after you, to in-
and fallen in decay with thee; then thou herit them for a possession; they shall be
shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a your bondmen for ever: but over your
stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live brethren the children of Israel, ye shall
with thee. not rule one over another with rigour.
36 Take thou no usury of him, or in- 47 ¶ And if a sojourner or stranger wax
crease: but fear thy God; that thy brother rich by thee, and thy brother that dwel-
may live with thee. leth by him wax poor, and sell himself
37 Thou shalt not give him thy money unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, or
upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for to the stock of the stranger's family:
increase. 48 After that he is sold he may be re-
38 I am the LORD your God, which deemed again; one of his brethren may
brought you forth out of the land of redeem him:
Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, 49 Either his uncle, or his uncle's son,
and to be your God. may redeem him, or any that is nigh of
39 ¶ And if thy brother that dwelleth by kin unto him of his family may redeem
thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto him; or if he be able, he may redeem
thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve himself.
as a bondservant: 50 And he shall reckon with him that
40 But as an hired servant, and as a so- bought him from the year that he was
journer, he shall be with thee, and shall sold to him unto the year of jubile: and
serve thee unto the year of jubile: the price of his sale shall be according
41 And then shall he depart from thee, unto the number of years, according to
both he and his children with him, and the time of an hired servant shall it be
shall return unto his own family, and with him.
unto the possession of his fathers shall he 51 If there be yet many years behind, ac-
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price of his redemption out of the money they shall fall before you by the sword.
that he was bought for. 8 And five of you shall chase an hun-
52 And if there remain but few years dred, and an hundred of you shall put
unto the year of jubile, then he shall ten thousand to flight: and your enemies
count with him, and according unto his shall fall before you by the sword.
years shall he give him again the price of 9 For I will have respect unto you, and
his redemption. make you fruitful, and multiply you, and
53 And as a yearly hired servant shall he establish my covenant with you.
be with him: and the other shall not rule 10 And ye shall eat old store, and bring
with rigour over him in thy sight. forth the old because of the new.
54 And if he be not redeemed in these 11 And I will set my tabernacle among
years, then he shall go out in the year of you: and my soul shall not abhor you.
jubile, both he, and his children with 12 And I will walk among you, and will
him. be your God, and ye shall be my people.
55 For unto me the children of Israel 13 I am the LORD your God, which
are servants; they are my servants whom I brought you forth out of the land of
brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I Egypt, that ye should not be their bond-
am the LORD your God. men; and I have broken the bands of
your yoke, and made you go upright.
CHAPTER 26 14 ¶ But if ye will not hearken unto
1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven me, and will not do all these command-
image, neither rear you up a standing ments;
image, neither shall ye set up any image 15 And if ye shall despise my statutes,
of stone in your land, to bow down unto or if your soul abhor my judgments, so
it: for I am the LORD your God. that ye will not do all my command-
2 ¶ Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and rev- ments, but that ye break my covenant:
erence my sanctuary: I am the LORD. 16 I also will do this unto you; I will
3 ¶ If ye walk in my statutes, and keep even appoint over you terror, consump-
my commandments, and do them; tion, and the burning ague, that shall
4 Then I will give you rain in due sea- consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of
son, and the land shall yield her increase, heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain,
and the trees of the field shall yield their for your enemies shall eat it.
fruit. 17 And I will set my face against you,
5 And your threshing shall reach unto and ye shall be slain before your enemies:
the vintage, and the vintage shall reach they that hate you shall reign over you;
unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat and ye shall flee when none pursueth
your bread to the full, and dwell in your you.
land safely. 18 And if ye will not yet for all this
6 And I will give peace in the land, and hearken unto me, then I will punish you
ye shall lie down, and none shall make seven times more for your sins.
you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of 19 And I will break the pride of your
the land, neither shall the sword go power; and I will make your heaven as
through your land. iron, and your earth as brass:
7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and 20 And your strength shall be spent in

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vain: for your land shall not yield her in- your sweet odours.
crease, neither shall the trees of the land 32 And I will bring the land into deso-
yield their fruits. lation: and your enemies which dwell
21 ¶ And if ye walk contrary unto me, therein shall be astonished at it.
and will not hearken unto me; I will 33 And I will scatter you among the
bring seven times more plagues upon you heathen, and will draw out a sword after
according to your sins. you: and your land shall be desolate, and
22 I will also send wild beasts among your cities waste.
you, which shall rob you of your chil- 34 Then shall the land enjoy her sab-
dren, and destroy your cattle, and make baths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye
you few in number; and your high ways be in your enemies' land; even then shall
shall be desolate. the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths.
23 And if ye will not be reformed by 35 As long as it lieth desolate it shall
me by these things, but will walk con- rest; because it did not rest in your sab-
trary unto me; baths, when ye dwelt upon it.
24 Then will I also walk contrary unto 36 And upon them that are left alive of
you, and will punish you yet seven times you I will send a faintness into their
for your sins. hearts in the lands of their enemies; and
25 And I will bring a sword upon you, the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase
that shall avenge the quarrel of my cove- them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from
nant: and when ye are gathered together a sword; and they shall fall when none
within your cities, I will send the pesti- pursueth.
lence among you; and ye shall be deliv- 37 And they shall fall one upon an-
ered into the hand of the enemy. other, as it were before a sword, when
26 And when I have broken the staff of none pursueth: and ye shall have no
your bread, ten women shall bake your power to stand before your enemies.
bread in one oven, and they shall deliver 38 And ye shall perish among the hea-
you your bread again by weight: and ye then, and the land of your enemies shall
shall eat, and not be satisfied. eat you up.
27 And if ye will not for all this hearken 39 And they that are left of you shall
unto me, but walk contrary unto me; pine away in their iniquity in your ene-
28 Then I will walk contrary unto you mies' lands; and also in the iniquities of
also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise their fathers shall they pine away with
you seven times for your sins. them.
29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your 40 If they shall confess their iniquity,
sons, and the flesh of your daughters and the iniquity of their fathers, with
shall ye eat. their trespass which they trespassed
30 And I will destroy your high places, against me, and that also they have
and cut down your images, and cast your walked contrary unto me;
carcases upon the carcases of your idols, 41 And that I also have walked contrary
and my soul shall abhor you. unto them, and have brought them into
31 And I will make your cities waste, the land of their enemies; if then their
and bring your sanctuaries unto desola- uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and
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their iniquity: unto twenty years old, then thy estima-


42 Then will I remember my covenant tion shall be of the male twenty shekels,
with Jacob, and also my covenant with and for the female ten shekels.
Isaac, and also my covenant with Abra- 6 And if it be from a month old even
ham will I remember; and I will remem- unto five years old, then thy estimation
ber the land. shall be of the male five shekels of silver,
43 The land also shall be left of them, and for the female thy estimation shall be
and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she three shekels of silver.
lieth desolate without them: and they 7 And if it be from sixty years old and
shall accept of the punishment of their above; if it be a male, then thy estimation
iniquity: because, even because they de- shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female
spised my judgments, and because their ten shekels.
soul abhorred my statutes. 8 But if he be poorer than thy estima-
44 And yet for all that, when they be in tion, then he shall present himself before
the land of their enemies, I will not cast the priest, and the priest shall value him;
them away, neither will I abhor them, to according to his ability that vowed shall
destroy them utterly, and to break my the priest value him.
covenant with them: for I am the LORD 9 And if it be a beast, whereof men
their God. bring an offering unto the LORD, all that
45 But I will for their sakes remember any man giveth of such unto the LORD
the covenant of their ancestors, whom I shall be holy.
brought forth out of the land of Egypt in 10 He shall not alter it, nor change it, a
the sight of the heathen, that I might be good for a bad, or a bad for a good: and
their God: I am the LORD. if he shall at all change beast for beast,
46 These are the statutes and judgments then it and the exchange thereof shall be
and laws, which the LORD made be- holy.
tween him and the children of Israel in 11 And if it be any unclean beast, of
mount Sinai by the hand of Moses. which they do not offer a sacrifice unto
the LORD, then he shall present the
CHAPTER 27 beast before the priest:
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, 12 And the priest shall value it, whether
saying, it be good or bad: as thou valuest it, who
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and art the priest, so shall it be.
say unto them, When a man shall make a 13 But if he will at all redeem it, then
singular vow, the persons shall be for the he shall add a fifth part thereof unto thy
LORD by thy estimation. estimation.
3 And thy estimation shall be of the 14 ¶ And when a man shall sanctify his
male from twenty years old even unto house to be holy unto the LORD, then
sixty years old, even thy estimation shall the priest shall estimate it, whether it be
be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel good or bad: as the priest shall estimate
of the sanctuary. it, so shall it stand.
4 And if it be a female, then thy estima- 15 And if he that sanctified it will re-
tion shall be thirty shekels. deem his house, then he shall add the
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unto it, and it shall be his. twenty gerahs shall be the shekel.
16 And if a man shall sanctify unto the 26 ¶ Only the firstling of the beasts,
LORD some part of a field of his posses- which should be the LORD'S firstling, no
sion, then thy estimation shall be accord- man shall sanctify it; whether it be ox, or
ing to the seed thereof: an homer of bar- sheep: it is the LORD'S.
ley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of 27 And if it be of an unclean beast, then
silver. he shall redeem it according to thine es-
17 If he sanctify his field from the year timation, and shall add a fifth part of it
of jubile, according to thy estimation it thereto: or if it be not redeemed, then it
shall stand. shall be sold according to thy estimation.
18 But if he sanctify his field after the 28 Notwithstanding no devoted thing,
jubile, then the priest shall reckon unto that a man shall devote unto the LORD
him the money according to the years of all that he hath, both of man and
that remain, even unto the year of the beast, and of the field of his possession,
jubile, and it shall be abated from thy shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted
estimation. thing is most holy unto the LORD.
19 And if he that sanctified the field 29 None devoted, which shall be de-
will in any wise redeem it, then he shall voted of men, shall be redeemed; but
add the fifth part of the money of thy shall surely be put to death.
estimation unto it, and it shall be assured 30 And all the tithe of the land, whether
to him. of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of
20 And if he will not redeem the field, the tree, is the LORD'S: it is holy unto
or if he have sold the field to another the LORD.
man, it shall not be redeemed any more. 31 And if a man will at all redeem ought
21 But the field, when it goeth out in of his tithes, he shall add thereto the fifth
the jubile, shall be holy unto the LORD, part thereof.
as a field devoted; the possession thereof 32 And concerning the tithe of the
shall be the priest's. herd, or of the flock, even of whatsoever
22 And if a man sanctify unto the passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be
LORD a field which he hath bought, holy unto the LORD.
which is not of the fields of his posses- 33 He shall not search whether it be
sion; good or bad, neither shall he change it:
23 Then the priest shall reckon unto and if he change it at all, then both it and
him the worth of thy estimation, even the change thereof shall be holy; it shall
unto the year of the jubile: and he shall not be redeemed.
give thine estimation in that day, as a 34 These are the commandments,
holy thing unto the LORD. which the LORD commanded Moses for
24 In the year of the jubile the field the children of Israel in mount Sinai.
shall return unto him of whom it was
bought, even to him to whom the posses-
sion of the land did belong.
25 And all thy estimations shall be ac-
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NUMBERS
CHAPTER 1 congregation, princes of the tribes of
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses in their fathers, heads of thousands in Israel.
the wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle 17 ¶ And Moses and Aaron took these
of the congregation, on the first day of men which are expressed by their names:
the second month, in the second year 18 And they assembled all the congre-
after they were come out of the land of gation together on the first day of the
Egypt, saying, second month, and they declared their
2 Take ye the sum of all the congrega- pedigrees after their families, by the
tion of the children of Israel, after their house of their fathers, according to the
families, by the house of their fathers, number of the names, from twenty years
with the number of their names, every old and upward, by their polls.
male by their polls; 19 As the LORD commanded Moses,
3 From twenty years old and upward, so he numbered them in the wilderness
all that are able to go forth to war in Is- of Sinai.
rael: thou and Aaron shall number them 20 And the children of Reuben, Israel's
by their armies. eldest son, by their generations, after
4 And with you there shall be a man of their families, by the house of their fa-
every tribe; every one head of the house thers, according to the number of the
of his fathers. names, by their polls, every male from
5 ¶ And these are the names of the men twenty years old and upward, all that
that shall stand with you: of the tribe of were able to go forth to war;
Reuben; Elizur the son of Shedeur. 21 Those that were numbered of them,
6 Of Simeon; Shelumiel the son of even of the tribe of Reuben, were forty
Zurishaddai. and six thousand and five hundred.
7 Of Judah; Nahshon the son of Am- 22 ¶ Of the children of Simeon, by
minadab. their generations, after their families, by
8 Of Issachar; Nethaneel the son of the house of their fathers, those that were
Zuar. numbered of them, according to the
9 Of Zebulun; Eliab the son of Helon. number of the names, by their polls,
10 Of the children of Joseph: of Eph- every male from twenty years old and
raim; Elishama the son of Ammihud: of upward, all that were able to go forth to
Manasseh; Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. war;
11 Of Benjamin; Abidan the son of 23 Those that were numbered of them,
Gideoni. even of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty and
12 Of Dan; Ahiezer the son of Am- nine thousand and three hundred.
mishaddai. 24 ¶ Of the children of Gad, by their
13 Of Asher; Pagiel the son of Ocran. generations, after their families, by the
14 Of Gad; Eliasaph the son of Deuel. house of their fathers, according to the
15 Of Naphtali; Ahira the son of Enan. number of the names, from twenty years
16 These were the renowned of the old and upward, all that were able to go

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forth to war; the number of the names, from twenty


25 Those that were numbered of them, years old and upward, all that were able
even of the tribe of Gad, were forty and to go forth to war;
five thousand six hundred and fifty. 35 Those that were numbered of them,
26 ¶ Of the children of Judah, by their even of the tribe of Manasseh, were thirty
generations, after their families, by the and two thousand and two hundred.
house of their fathers, according to the 36 ¶ Of the children of Benjamin, by
number of the names, from twenty years their generations, after their families, by
old and upward, all that were able to go the house of their fathers, according to
forth to war; the number of the names, from twenty
27 Those that were numbered of them, years old and upward, all that were able
even of the tribe of Judah, were threescore to go forth to war;
and fourteen thousand and six hundred. 37 Those that were numbered of them,
28 ¶ Of the children of Issachar, by even of the tribe of Benjamin, were thirty
their generations, after their families, by and five thousand and four hundred.
the house of their fathers, according to 38 ¶ Of the children of Dan, by their
the number of the names, from twenty generations, after their families, by the
years old and upward, all that were able house of their fathers, according to the
to go forth to war; number of the names, from twenty years
29 Those that were numbered of them, old and upward, all that were able to go
even of the tribe of Issachar, were fifty forth to war;
and four thousand and four hundred. 39 Those that were numbered of them,
30 ¶ Of the children of Zebulun, by even of the tribe of Dan, were threescore
their generations, after their families, by and two thousand and seven hundred.
the house of their fathers, according to 40 ¶ Of the children of Asher, by their
the number of the names, from twenty generations, after their families, by the
years old and upward, all that were able house of their fathers, according to the
to go forth to war; number of the names, from twenty years
31 Those that were numbered of them, old and upward, all that were able to go
even of the tribe of Zebulun, were fifty forth to war;
and seven thousand and four hundred. 41 Those that were numbered of them,
32 ¶ Of the children of Joseph, namely, even of the tribe of Asher, were forty and
of the children of Ephraim, by their gen- one thousand and five hundred.
erations, after their families, by the house 42 ¶ Of the children of Naphtali,
of their fathers, according to the number throughout their generations, after their
of the names, from twenty years old and families, by the house of their fathers,
upward, all that were able to go forth to according to the number of the names,
war; from twenty years old and upward, all
33 Those that were numbered of them, that were able to go forth to war;
even of the tribe of Ephraim, were forty 43 Those that were numbered of them,
thousand and five hundred. even of the tribe of Naphtali, were fifty
34 ¶ Of the children of Manasseh, by and three thousand and four hundred.
their generations, after their families, by 44 These are those that were numbered,
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the princes of Israel, being twelve men: CHAPTER 2


each one was for the house of his fathers. 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and
45 So were all those that were num- unto Aaron, saying,
bered of the children of Israel, by the 2 Every man of the children of Israel
house of their fathers, from twenty years shall pitch by his own standard, with the
old and upward, all that were able to go ensign of their father's house: far off
forth to war in Israel; about the tabernacle of the congregation
46 Even all they that were numbered shall they pitch.
were six hundred thousand and three 3 And on the east side toward the rising
thousand and five hundred and fifty. of the sun shall they of the standard of
47 ¶ But the Levites after the tribe of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their
their fathers were not numbered among armies: and Nahshon the son of Ammi-
them. nadab shall be captain of the children of
48 For the LORD had spoken unto Judah.
Moses, saying, 4 And his host, and those that were
49 Only thou shalt not number the numbered of them, were threescore and
tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of fourteen thousand and six hundred.
them among the children of Israel: 5 And those that do pitch next unto
50 But thou shalt appoint the Levites him shall be the tribe of Issachar: and
over the tabernacle of testimony, and Nethaneel the son of Zuar shall be cap-
over all the vessels thereof, and over all tain of the children of Issachar.
things that belong to it: they shall bear 6 And his host, and those that were
the tabernacle, and all the vessels thereof; numbered thereof, were fifty and four
and they shall minister unto it, and shall thousand and four hundred.
encamp round about the tabernacle. 7 Then the tribe of Zebulun: and Eliab
51 And when the tabernacle setteth the son of Helon shall be captain of the
forward, the Levites shall take it down: children of Zebulun.
and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, 8 And his host, and those that were
the Levites shall set it up: and the numbered thereof, were fifty and seven
stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to thousand and four hundred.
death. 9 All that were numbered in the camp
52 And the children of Israel shall pitch of Judah were an hundred thousand and
their tents, every man by his own camp, fourscore thousand and six thousand and
and every man by his own standard, four hundred, throughout their armies.
throughout their hosts. These shall first set forth.
53 But the Levites shall pitch round 10 ¶ On the south side shall be the
about the tabernacle of testimony, that standard of the camp of Reuben accord-
there be no wrath upon the congregation ing to their armies: and the captain of the
of the children of Israel: and the Levites children of Reuben shall be Elizur the son
shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of of Shedeur.
testimony. 11 And his host, and those that were
54 And the children of Israel did ac- numbered thereof, were forty and six
cording to all that the LORD com- thousand and five hundred.
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be the tribe of Simeon: and the captain of 24 All that were numbered of the camp
the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel of Ephraim were an hundred thousand
the son of Zurishaddai. and eight thousand and an hundred,
13 And his host, and those that were throughout their armies. And they shall
numbered of them, were fifty and nine go forward in the third rank.
thousand and three hundred. 25 ¶ The standard of the camp of Dan
14 Then the tribe of Gad: and the cap- shall be on the north side by their armies:
tain of the sons of Gad shall be Eliasaph and the captain of the children of Dan
the son of Reuel. shall be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
15 And his host, and those that were 26 And his host, and those that were
numbered of them, were forty and five numbered of them, were threescore and
thousand and six hundred and fifty. two thousand and seven hundred.
16 All that were numbered in the camp 27 And those that encamp by him shall
of Reuben were an hundred thousand be the tribe of Asher: and the captain of
and fifty and one thousand and four the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the
hundred and fifty, throughout their ar- son of Ocran.
mies. And they shall set forth in the sec- 28 And his host, and those that were
ond rank. numbered of them, were forty and one
17 ¶ Then the tabernacle of the congre- thousand and five hundred.
gation shall set forward with the camp of 29 ¶ Then the tribe of Naphtali: and
the Levites in the midst of the camp: as the captain of the children of Naphtali
they encamp, so shall they set forward, shall be Ahira the son of Enan.
every man in his place by their standards. 30 And his host, and those that were
18 ¶ On the west side shall be the stan- numbered of them, were fifty and three
dard of the camp of Ephraim according thousand and four hundred.
to their armies: and the captain of the 31 All they that were numbered in the
sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the camp of Dan were an hundred thousand
son of Ammihud. and fifty and seven thousand and six
19 And his host, and those that were hundred. They shall go hindmost with
numbered of them, were forty thousand their standards.
and five hundred. 32 ¶ These are those which were num-
20 And by him shall be the tribe of bered of the children of Israel by the
Manasseh: and the captain of the chil- house of their fathers: all those that were
dren of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the numbered of the camps throughout their
son of Pedahzur. hosts were six hundred thousand and
21 And his host, and those that were three thousand and five hundred and
numbered of them, were thirty and two fifty.
thousand and two hundred. 33 But the Levites were not numbered
22 Then the tribe of Benjamin: and the among the children of Israel; as the
captain of the sons of Benjamin shall be LORD commanded Moses.
Abidan the son of Gideoni. 34 And the children of Israel did ac-
23 And his host, and those that were cording to all that the LORD com-
numbered of them, were thirty and five manded Moses: so they pitched by their
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one after their families, according to the 12 And I, behold, I have taken the Le-
house of their fathers. vites from among the children of Israel
instead of all the firstborn that openeth
CHAPTER 3 the matrix among the children of Israel:
1 These also are the generations of therefore the Levites shall be mine;
Aaron and Moses in the day that the 13 Because all the firstborn are mine;
LORD spake with Moses in mount Sinai. for on the day that I smote all the first-
2 And these are the names of the sons born in the land of Egypt I hallowed
of Aaron; Nadab the firstborn, and unto me all the firstborn in Israel, both
Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. man and beast: mine shall they be: I am
3 These are the names of the sons of the LORD.
Aaron, the priests which were anointed, 14 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses
whom he consecrated to minister in the in the wilderness of Sinai, saying,
priest's office. 15 Number the children of Levi after
4 And Nadab and Abihu died before the house of their fathers, by their fami-
the LORD, when they offered strange fire lies: every male from a month old and
before the LORD, in the wilderness of upward shalt thou number them.
Sinai, and they had no children: and 16 And Moses numbered them accord-
Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the ing to the word of the LORD, as he was
priest's office in the sight of Aaron their commanded.
father. 17 And these were the sons of Levi by
5 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, their names; Gershon, and Kohath, and
saying, Merari.
6 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and pre- 18 And these are the names of the sons
sent them before Aaron the priest, that of Gershon by their families; Libni, and
they may minister unto him. Shimei.
7 And they shall keep his charge, and 19 And the sons of Kohath by their
the charge of the whole congregation be- families; Amram, and Izehar, Hebron,
fore the tabernacle of the congregation, and Uzziel.
to do the service of the tabernacle. 20 And the sons of Merari by their
8 And they shall keep all the instru- families; Mahli, and Mushi. These are the
ments of the tabernacle of the congrega- families of the Levites according to the
tion, and the charge of the children of house of their fathers.
Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle. 21 Of Gershon was the family of the
9 And thou shalt give the Levites unto Libnites, and the family of the Shimites:
Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly these are the families of the Gershonites.
given unto him out of the children of 22 Those that were numbered of them,
Israel. according to the number of all the males,
10 And thou shalt appoint Aaron and from a month old and upward, even
his sons, and they shall wait on their those that were numbered of them were
priest's office: and the stranger that seven thousand and five hundred.
cometh nigh shall be put to death. 23 The families of the Gershonites shall
11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, pitch behind the tabernacle westward.
saying, 24 And the chief of the house of the fa-

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ther of the Gershonites shall be Eliasaph 35 And the chief of the house of the fa-
the son of Lael. ther of the families of Merari was Zuriel
25 And the charge of the sons of Ger- the son of Abihail: these shall pitch on the
shon in the tabernacle of the congrega- side of the tabernacle northward.
tion shall be the tabernacle, and the tent, 36 And under the custody and charge of
the covering thereof, and the hanging for the sons of Merari shall be the boards of
the door of the tabernacle of the congre- the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and
gation, the pillars thereof, and the sockets
26 And the hangings of the court, and thereof, and all the vessels thereof, and all
the curtain for the door of the court, that serveth thereto,
which is by the tabernacle, and by the 37 And the pillars of the court round
altar round about, and the cords of it for about, and their sockets, and their pins,
all the service thereof. and their cords.
27 ¶ And of Kohath was the family of 38 ¶ But those that encamp before the
the Amramites, and the family of the tabernacle toward the east, even before
Izeharites, and the family of the Heb- the tabernacle of the congregation east-
ronites, and the family of the Uzzielites: ward, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his
these are the families of the Kohathites. sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary
28 In the number of all the males, from for the charge of the children of Israel;
a month old and upward, were eight and the stranger that cometh nigh shall
thousand and six hundred, keeping the be put to death.
charge of the sanctuary. 39 All that were numbered of the Le-
29 The families of the sons of Kohath vites, which Moses and Aaron numbered
shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle at the commandment of the LORD,
southward. throughout their families, all the males
30 And the chief of the house of the fa- from a month old and upward, were
ther of the families of the Kohathites twenty and two thousand.
shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel. 40 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses,
31 And their charge shall be the ark, Number all the firstborn of the males of
and the table, and the candlestick, and the children of Israel from a month old
the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary and upward, and take the number of
wherewith they minister, and the hang- their names.
ing, and all the service thereof. 41 And thou shalt take the Levites for
32 And Eleazar the son of Aaron the me (I am the LORD) instead of all the
priest shall be chief over the chief of the firstborn among the children of Israel;
Levites, and have the oversight of them and the cattle of the Levites instead of all
that keep the charge of the sanctuary. the firstlings among the cattle of the
33 ¶ Of Merari was the family of the children of Israel.
Mahlites, and the family of the Mushites: 42 And Moses numbered, as the LORD
these are the families of Merari. commanded him, all the firstborn among
34 And those that were numbered of the children of Israel.
them, according to the number of all the 43 And all the firstborn males by the
males, from a month old and upward, number of names, from a month old and
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them, were twenty and two thousand Kohath in the tabernacle of the congrega-
two hundred and threescore and thirteen. tion, about the most holy things:
44 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, 5 ¶ And when the camp setteth for-
saying, ward, Aaron shall come, and his sons,
45 Take the Levites instead of all the and they shall take down the covering
firstborn among the children of Israel, vail, and cover the ark of testimony with
and the cattle of the Levites instead of it:
their cattle; and the Levites shall be mine: 6 And shall put thereon the covering of
I am the LORD. badgers' skins, and shall spread over it a
46 And for those that are to be re- cloth wholly of blue, and shall put in the
deemed of the two hundred and three- staves thereof.
score and thirteen of the firstborn of the 7 And upon the table of shewbread they
children of Israel, which are more than shall spread a cloth of blue, and put
the Levites; thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and
47 Thou shalt even take five shekels the bowls, and covers to cover withal:
apiece by the poll, after the shekel of the and the continual bread shall be thereon:
sanctuary shalt thou take them: (the 8 And they shall spread upon them a
shekel is twenty gerahs:) cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with
48 And thou shalt give the money, a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put
wherewith the odd number of them is to in the staves thereof.
be redeemed, unto Aaron and to his sons. 9 And they shall take a cloth of blue,
49 And Moses took the redemption and cover the candlestick of the light,
money of them that were over and above and his lamps, and his tongs, and his
them that were redeemed by the Levites: snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof,
50 Of the firstborn of the children of wherewith they minister unto it:
Israel took he the money; a thousand 10 And they shall put it and all the ves-
three hundred and threescore and five sels thereof within a covering of badgers'
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary: skins, and shall put it upon a bar.
51 And Moses gave the money of them 11 And upon the golden altar they shall
that were redeemed unto Aaron and to spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a
his sons, according to the word of the covering of badgers' skins, and shall put
LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses. to the staves thereof:
12 And they shall take all the instru-
CHAPTER 4 ments of ministry, wherewith they minis-
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and ter in the sanctuary, and put them in a
unto Aaron, saying, cloth of blue, and cover them with a cov-
2 Take the sum of the sons of Kohath ering of badgers' skins, and shall put
from among the sons of Levi, after their them on a bar:
families, by the house of their fathers, 13 And they shall take away the ashes
3 From thirty years old and upward from the altar, and spread a purple cloth
even until fifty years old, all that enter thereon:
into the host, to do the work in the tab- 14 And they shall put upon it all the
ernacle of the congregation. vessels thereof, wherewith they minister
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and the shovels, and the basons, all the the Gershonites, to serve, and for bur-
vessels of the altar; and they shall spread dens:
upon it a covering of badgers' skins, and 25 And they shall bear the curtains of
put to the staves of it. the tabernacle, and the tabernacle of the
15 And when Aaron and his sons have congregation, his covering, and the cov-
made an end of covering the sanctuary, ering of the badgers' skins that is above
and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the upon it, and the hanging for the door of
camp is to set forward; after that, the the tabernacle of the congregation,
sons of Kohath shall come to bear it: but 26 And the hangings of the court, and
they shall not touch any holy thing, lest the hanging for the door of the gate of
they die. These things are the burden of the court, which is by the tabernacle and
the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of by the altar round about, and their cords,
the congregation. and all the instruments of their service,
16 ¶ And to the office of Eleazar the and all that is made for them: so shall
son of Aaron the priest pertaineth the oil they serve.
for the light, and the sweet incense, and 27 At the appointment of Aaron and
the daily meat offering, and the anoint- his sons shall be all the service of the sons
ing oil, and the oversight of all the taber- of the Gershonites, in all their burdens,
nacle, and of all that therein is, in the and in all their service: and ye shall ap-
sanctuary, and in the vessels thereof. point unto them in charge all their bur-
17 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses dens.
and unto Aaron, saying, 28 This is the service of the families of
18 Cut ye not off the tribe of the fami- the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of
lies of the Kohathites from among the the congregation: and their charge shall
Levites: be under the hand of Ithamar the son of
19 But thus do unto them, that they Aaron the priest.
may live, and not die, when they ap- 29 ¶ As for the sons of Merari, thou
proach unto the most holy things: Aaron shalt number them after their families, by
and his sons shall go in, and appoint the house of their fathers;
them every one to his service and to his 30 From thirty years old and upward
burden: even unto fifty years old shalt thou num-
20 But they shall not go in to see when ber them, every one that entereth into
the holy things are covered, lest they die. the service, to do the work of the taber-
21 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, nacle of the congregation.
saying, 31 And this is the charge of their bur-
22 Take also the sum of the sons of den, according to all their service in the
Gershon, throughout the houses of their tabernacle of the congregation; the
fathers, by their families; boards of the tabernacle, and the bars
23 From thirty years old and upward thereof, and the pillars thereof, and sock-
until fifty years old shalt thou number ets thereof,
them; all that enter in to perform the 32 And the pillars of the court round
service, to do the work in the tabernacle about, and their sockets, and their pins,
of the congregation. and their cords, with all their instru-
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name ye shall reckon the instruments of the families of the sons of Merari,
the charge of their burden. throughout their families, by the house
33 This is the service of the families of of their fathers,
the sons of Merari, according to all their 43 From thirty years old and upward
service, in the tabernacle of the congrega- even unto fifty years old, every one that
tion, under the hand of Ithamar the son entereth into the service, for the work in
of Aaron the priest. the tabernacle of the congregation,
34 ¶ And Moses and Aaron and the 44 Even those that were numbered of
chief of the congregation numbered the them after their families, were three
sons of the Kohathites after their fami- thousand and two hundred.
lies, and after the house of their fathers, 45 These be those that were numbered
35 From thirty years old and upward of the families of the sons of Merari,
even unto fifty years old, every one that whom Moses and Aaron numbered ac-
entereth into the service, for the work in cording to the word of the LORD by the
the tabernacle of the congregation: hand of Moses.
36 And those that were numbered of 46 All those that were numbered of the
them by their families were two thousand Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the
seven hundred and fifty. chief of Israel numbered, after their fami-
37 These were they that were numbered lies, and after the house of their fathers,
of the families of the Kohathites, all that 47 From thirty years old and upward
might do service in the tabernacle of the even unto fifty years old, every one that
congregation, which Moses and Aaron came to do the service of the ministry,
did number according to the command- and the service of the burden in the tab-
ment of the LORD by the hand of ernacle of the congregation,
Moses. 48 Even those that were numbered of
38 And those that were numbered of them, were eight thousand and five hun-
the sons of Gershon, throughout their dred and fourscore.
families, and by the house of their fa- 49 According to the commandment of
thers, the LORD they were numbered by the
39 From thirty years old and upward hand of Moses, every one according to
even unto fifty years old, every one that his service, and according to his burden:
entereth into the service, for the work in thus were they numbered of him, as the
the tabernacle of the congregation, LORD commanded Moses.
40 Even those that were numbered of
them, throughout their families, by the CHAPTER 5
house of their fathers, were two thousand 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
and six hundred and thirty. saying,
41 These are they that were numbered 2 Command the children of Israel, that
of the families of the sons of Gershon, of they put out of the camp every leper, and
all that might do service in the tabernacle every one that hath an issue, and whoso-
of the congregation, whom Moses and ever is defiled by the dead:
Aaron did number according to the com- 3 Both male and female shall ye put
mandment of the LORD. out, without the camp shall ye put them;
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midst whereof I dwell. of his wife, and she be not defiled:


4 And the children of Israel did so, and 15 Then shall the man bring his wife
put them out without the camp: as the unto the priest, and he shall bring her
LORD spake unto Moses, so did the offering for her, the tenth part of an
children of Israel. ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil
5 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, upon it, nor put frankincense thereon;
saying, for it is an offering of jealousy, an offer-
6 Speak unto the children of Israel, ing of memorial, bringing iniquity to
When a man or woman shall commit remembrance.
any sin that men commit, to do a tres- 16 And the priest shall bring her near,
pass against the LORD, and that person and set her before the LORD:
be guilty; 17 And the priest shall take holy water
7 Then they shall confess their sin in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that
which they have done: and he shall rec- is in the floor of the tabernacle the priest
ompense his trespass with the principal shall take, and put it into the water:
thereof, and add unto it the fifth part 18 And the priest shall set the woman
thereof, and give it unto him against before the LORD, and uncover the
whom he hath trespassed. woman's head, and put the offering of
8 But if the man have no kinsman to memorial in her hands, which is the jeal-
recompense the trespass unto, let the ousy offering: and the priest shall have in
trespass be recompensed unto the LORD, his hand the bitter water that causeth the
even to the priest; beside the ram of the curse:
atonement, whereby an atonement shall 19 And the priest shall charge her by an
be made for him. oath, and say unto the woman, If no
9 And every offering of all the holy man have lain with thee, and if thou hast
things of the children of Israel, which not gone aside to uncleanness with an-
they bring unto the priest, shall be his. other instead of thy husband, be thou free
10 And every man's hallowed things from this bitter water that causeth the
shall be his: whatsoever any man giveth curse:
the priest, it shall be his. 20 But if thou hast gone aside to an-
11 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, other instead of thy husband, and if thou
saying, be defiled, and some man have lain with
12 Speak unto the children of Israel, thee beside thine husband:
and say unto them, If any man's wife go 21 Then the priest shall charge the
aside, and commit a trespass against him, woman with an oath of cursing, and the
13 And a man lie with her carnally, and priest shall say unto the woman, The
it be hid from the eyes of her husband, LORD make thee a curse and an oath
and be kept close, and she be defiled, and among thy people, when the LORD doth
there be no witness against her, neither make thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to
she be taken with the manner; swell;
14 And the spirit of jealousy come 22 And this water that causeth the curse
upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, shall go into thy bowels, to make thy
and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jeal- belly to swell, and thy thigh to rot: And
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23 And the priest shall write these 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and
curses in a book, and he shall blot them say unto them, When either man or
out with the bitter water: woman shall separate themselves to vow a
24 And he shall cause the woman to vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves
drink the bitter water that causeth the unto the LORD:
curse: and the water that causeth the 3 He shall separate himself from wine
curse shall enter into her, and become bit- and strong drink, and shall drink no
ter. vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong
25 Then the priest shall take the jeal- drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of
ousy offering out of the woman's hand, grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.
and shall wave the offering before the 4 All the days of his separation shall he
LORD, and offer it upon the altar: eat nothing that is made of the vine tree,
26 And the priest shall take an handful from the kernels even to the husk.
of the offering, even the memorial 5 All the days of the vow of his separa-
thereof, and burn it upon the altar, and tion there shall no razor come upon his
afterward shall cause the woman to drink head: until the days be fulfilled, in the
the water. which he separateth himself unto the
27 And when he hath made her to LORD, he shall be holy, and shall let the
drink the water, then it shall come to locks of the hair of his head grow.
pass, that, if she be defiled, and have 6 All the days that he separateth himself
done trespass against her husband, that unto the LORD he shall come at no dead
the water that causeth the curse shall en- body.
ter into her, and become bitter, and her 7 He shall not make himself unclean for
belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: his father, or for his mother, for his
and the woman shall be a curse among brother, or for his sister, when they die:
her people. because the consecration of his God is
28 And if the woman be not defiled, upon his head.
but be clean; then she shall be free, and 8 All the days of his separation he is
shall conceive seed. holy unto the LORD.
29 This is the law of jealousies, when a 9 And if any man die very suddenly by
wife goeth aside to another instead of her him, and he hath defiled the head of his
husband, and is defiled; consecration; then he shall shave his head
30 Or when the spirit of jealousy in the day of his cleansing, on the sev-
cometh upon him, and he be jealous over enth day shall he shave it.
his wife, and shall set the woman before 10 And on the eighth day he shall bring
the LORD, and the priest shall execute two turtles, or two young pigeons, to the
upon her all this law. priest, to the door of the tabernacle of
31 Then shall the man be guiltless from the congregation:
iniquity, and this woman shall bear her 11 And the priest shall offer the one for
iniquity. a sin offering, and the other for a burnt
offering, and make an atonement for
CHAPTER 6 him, for that he sinned by the dead, and
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, shall hallow his head that same day.
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LORD the days of his separation, and Nazarite may drink wine.
shall bring a lamb of the first year for a 21 This is the law of the Nazarite who
trespass offering: but the days that were hath vowed, and of his offering unto the
before shall be lost, because his separa- LORD for his separation, beside that that
tion was defiled. his hand shall get: according to the vow
13 ¶ And this is the law of the Nazarite, which he vowed, so he must do after the
when the days of his separation are ful- law of his separation.
filled: he shall be brought unto the door 22 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
of the tabernacle of the congregation: saying,
14 And he shall offer his offering unto 23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons,
the LORD, one he lamb of the first year saying, On this wise ye shall bless the
without blemish for a burnt offering, and children of Israel, saying unto them,
one ewe lamb of the first year without 24 The LORD bless thee, and keep
blemish for a sin offering, and one ram thee:
without blemish for peace offerings, 25 The LORD make his face shine
15 And a basket of unleavened bread, upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, and 26 The LORD lift up his countenance
wafers of unleavened bread anointed with upon thee, and give thee peace.
oil, and their meat offering, and their 27 And they shall put my name upon
drink offerings. the children of Israel; and I will bless
16 And the priest shall bring them be- them.
fore the LORD, and shall offer his sin
offering, and his burnt offering: CHAPTER 7
17 And he shall offer the ram for a sac- 1 And it came to pass on the day that
rifice of peace offerings unto the LORD, Moses had fully set up the tabernacle,
with the basket of unleavened bread: the and had anointed it, and sanctified it,
priest shall offer also his meat offering, and all the instruments thereof, both the
and his drink offering. altar and all the vessels thereof, and had
18 And the Nazarite shall shave the anointed them, and sanctified them;
head of his separation at the door of the 2 That the princes of Israel, heads of the
tabernacle of the congregation, and shall house of their fathers, who were the
take the hair of the head of his separa- princes of the tribes, and were over them
tion, and put it in the fire which is under that were numbered, offered:
the sacrifice of the peace offerings. 3 And they brought their offering be-
19 And the priest shall take the sodden fore the LORD, six covered wagons, and
shoulder of the ram, and one unleavened twelve oxen; a wagon for two of the
cake out of the basket, and one unleav- princes, and for each one an ox: and they
ened wafer, and shall put them upon the brought them before the tabernacle.
hands of the Nazarite, after the hair of his 4 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
separation is shaven: saying,
20 And the priest shall wave them for a 5 Take it of them, that they may be to
wave offering before the LORD: this is do the service of the tabernacle of the
holy for the priest, with the wave breast congregation; and thou shalt give them
and heave shoulder: and after that the unto the Levites, to every man according

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to his service. son of Zuar, prince of Issachar, did offer:


6 And Moses took the wagons and the 19 He offered for his offering one silver
oxen, and gave them unto the Levites. charger, the weight whereof was an hun-
7 Two wagons and four oxen he gave dred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of
unto the sons of Gershon, according to seventy shekels, after the shekel of the
their service: sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour
8 And four wagons and eight oxen he mingled with oil for a meat offering:
gave unto the sons of Merari, according 20 One spoon of gold of ten shekels, full
unto their service, under the hand of of incense:
Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. 21 One young bullock, one ram, one
9 But unto the sons of Kohath he gave lamb of the first year, for a burnt offer-
none: because the service of the sanctuary ing:
belonging unto them was that they 22 One kid of the goats for a sin offer-
should bear upon their shoulders. ing:
10 ¶ And the princes offered for dedi- 23 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings,
cating of the altar in the day that it was two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five
anointed, even the princes offered their lambs of the first year: this was the offer-
offering before the altar. ing of Nethaneel the son of Zuar.
11 And the LORD said unto Moses, 24 ¶ On the third day Eliab the son of
They shall offer their offering, each Helon, prince of the children of Zebu-
prince on his day, for the dedicating of lun, did offer:
the altar. 25 His offering was one silver charger,
12 ¶ And he that offered his offering the weight whereof was an hundred and
the first day was Nahshon the son of thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy
Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah: shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary;
13 And his offering was one silver both of them full of fine flour mingled
charger, the weight thereof was an hun- with oil for a meat offering:
dred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of 26 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full
seventy shekels, after the shekel of the of incense:
sanctuary; both of them were full of fine 27 One young bullock, one ram, one
flour mingled with oil for a meat offer- lamb of the first year, for a burnt offer-
ing: ing:
14 One spoon of ten shekels of gold, full 28 One kid of the goats for a sin offer-
of incense: ing:
15 One young bullock, one ram, one 29 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings,
lamb of the first year, for a burnt offer- two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five
ing: lambs of the first year: this was the offer-
16 One kid of the goats for a sin offer- ing of Eliab the son of Helon.
ing: 30 ¶ On the fourth day Elizur the son
17 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, of Shedeur, prince of the children of
two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five Reuben, did offer:
lambs of the first year: this was the offer- 31 His offering was one silver charger
ing of Nahshon the son of Amminadab. of the weight of an hundred and thirty
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after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of of incense:


them full of fine flour mingled with oil 45 One young bullock, one ram, one
for a meat offering: lamb of the first year, for a burnt offer-
32 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full ing:
of incense: 46 One kid of the goats for a sin offer-
33 One young bullock, one ram, one ing:
lamb of the first year, for a burnt offer- 47 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings,
ing: two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five
34 One kid of the goats for a sin offer- lambs of the first year: this was the offer-
ing: ing of Eliasaph the son of Deuel.
35 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, 48 ¶ On the seventh day Elishama the
two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five son of Ammihud, prince of the children
lambs of the first year: this was the offer- of Ephraim, offered:
ing of Elizur the son of Shedeur. 49 His offering was one silver charger,
36 ¶ On the fifth day Shelumiel the son the weight whereof was an hundred and
of Zurishaddai, prince of the children of thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy
Simeon, did offer: shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary;
37 His offering was one silver charger, both of them full of fine flour mingled
the weight whereof was an hundred and with oil for a meat offering:
thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy 50 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; of incense:
both of them full of fine flour mingled 51 One young bullock, one ram, one
with oil for a meat offering: lamb of the first year, for a burnt offer-
38 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full ing:
of incense: 52 One kid of the goats for a sin offer-
39 One young bullock, one ram, one ing:
lamb of the first year, for a burnt offer- 53 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings,
ing: two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five
40 One kid of the goats for a sin offer- lambs of the first year: this was the offer-
ing: ing of Elishama the son of Ammihud.
41 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, 54 ¶ On the eighth day offered Gamaliel
two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five the son of Pedahzur, prince of the chil-
lambs of the first year: this was the offer- dren of Manasseh:
ing of Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. 55 His offering was one silver charger
42 ¶ On the sixth day Eliasaph the son of the weight of an hundred and thirty
of Deuel, prince of the children of Gad, shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels,
offered: after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of
43 His offering was one silver charger them full of fine flour mingled with oil
of the weight of an hundred and thirty for a meat offering:
shekels, a silver bowl of seventy shekels, 56 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full
after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of of incense:
them full of fine flour mingled with oil 57 One young bullock, one ram, one
for a meat offering: lamb of the first year, for a burnt offer-
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58 One kid of the goats for a sin offer- lambs of the first year: this was the offer-
ing: ing of Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
59 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, 72 ¶ On the eleventh day Pagiel the son
two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five of Ocran, prince of the children of Asher,
lambs of the first year: this was the offer- offered:
ing of Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. 73 His offering was one silver charger,
60 ¶ On the ninth day Abidan the son the weight whereof was an hundred and
of Gideoni, prince of the children of thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy
Benjamin, offered: shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary;
61 His offering was one silver charger, both of them full of fine flour mingled
the weight whereof was an hundred and with oil for a meat offering:
thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy 74 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; of incense:
both of them full of fine flour mingled 75 One young bullock, one ram, one
with oil for a meat offering: lamb of the first year, for a burnt offer-
62 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full ing:
of incense: 76 One kid of the goats for a sin offer-
63 One young bullock, one ram, one ing:
lamb of the first year, for a burnt offer- 77 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings,
ing: two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five
64 One kid of the goats for a sin offer- lambs of the first year: this was the offer-
ing: ing of Pagiel the son of Ocran.
65 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, 78 ¶ On the twelfth day Ahira the son
two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five of Enan, prince of the children of Naph-
lambs of the first year: this was the offer- tali, offered:
ing of Abidan the son of Gideoni. 79 His offering was one silver charger,
66 ¶ On the tenth day Ahiezer the son the weight whereof was an hundred and
of Ammishaddai, prince of the children thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy
of Dan, offered: shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary;
67 His offering was one silver charger, both of them full of fine flour mingled
the weight whereof was an hundred and with oil for a meat offering:
thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy 80 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; of incense:
both of them full of fine flour mingled 81 One young bullock, one ram, one
with oil for a meat offering: lamb of the first year, for a burnt offer-
68 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full ing:
of incense: 82 One kid of the goats for a sin offer-
69 One young bullock, one ram, one ing:
lamb of the first year, for a burnt offer- 83 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings,
ing: two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five
70 One kid of the goats for a sin offer- lambs of the first year: this was the offer-
ing: ing of Ahira the son of Enan.
71 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, 84 This was the dedication of the altar,
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princes of Israel: twelve chargers of silver, unto the flowers thereof, was beaten
twelve silver bowls, twelve spoons of work: according unto the pattern which
gold: the LORD had shewed Moses, so he
85 Each charger of silver weighing an made the candlestick.
hundred and thirty shekels, each bowl 5 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
seventy: all the silver vessels weighed two saying,
thousand and four hundred shekels, after 6 Take the Levites from among the
the shekel of the sanctuary: children of Israel, and cleanse them.
86 The golden spoons were twelve, full 7 And thus shalt thou do unto them, to
of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, cleanse them: Sprinkle water of purifying
after the shekel of the sanctuary: all the upon them, and let them shave all their
gold of the spoons was an hundred and flesh, and let them wash their clothes,
twenty shekels. and so make themselves clean.
87 All the oxen for the burnt offering 8 Then let them take a young bullock
were twelve bullocks, the rams twelve, the with his meat offering, even fine flour
lambs of the first year twelve, with their mingled with oil, and another young bul-
meat offering: and the kids of the goats lock shalt thou take for a sin offering.
for sin offering twelve. 9 And thou shalt bring the Levites be-
88 And all the oxen for the sacrifice of fore the tabernacle of the congregation:
the peace offerings were twenty and four and thou shalt gather the whole assembly
bullocks, the rams sixty, the he goats of the children of Israel together:
sixty, the lambs of the first year sixty. 10 And thou shalt bring the Levites be-
This was the dedication of the altar, after fore the LORD: and the children of Israel
that it was anointed. shall put their hands upon the Levites:
89 And when Moses was gone into the 11 And Aaron shall offer the Levites be-
tabernacle of the congregation to speak fore the LORD for an offering of the
with him, then he heard the voice of one children of Israel, that they may execute
speaking unto him from off the mercy the service of the LORD.
seat that was upon the ark of testimony, 12 And the Levites shall lay their hands
from between the two cherubims: and he upon the heads of the bullocks: and thou
spake unto him. shalt offer the one for a sin offering, and
the other for a burnt offering, unto the
CHAPTER 8 LORD, to make an atonement for the
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Levites.
saying, 13 And thou shalt set the Levites before
2 Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, Aaron, and before his sons, and offer
When thou lightest the lamps, the seven them for an offering unto the LORD.
lamps shall give light over against the 14 Thus shalt thou separate the Levites
candlestick. from among the children of Israel: and
3 And Aaron did so; he lighted the the Levites shall be mine.
lamps thereof over against the candle- 15 And after that shall the Levites go in
stick, as the LORD commanded Moses. to do the service of the tabernacle of the
4 And this work of the candlestick was congregation: and thou shalt cleanse
of beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, them, and offer them for an offering.

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16 For they are wholly given unto me tion:


from among the children of Israel; in- 25 And from the age of fifty years they
stead of such as open every womb, even shall cease waiting upon the service
instead of the firstborn of all the children thereof, and shall serve no more:
of Israel, have I taken them unto me. 26 But shall minister with their breth-
17 For all the firstborn of the children ren in the tabernacle of the congregation,
of Israel are mine, both man and beast: to keep the charge, and shall do no ser-
on the day that I smote every firstborn in vice. Thus shalt thou do unto the Levites
the land of Egypt I sanctified them for touching their charge.
myself.
18 And I have taken the Levites for all CHAPTER 9
the firstborn of the children of Israel. 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses in
19 And I have given the Levites as a gift the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month
to Aaron and to his sons from among the of the second year after they were come
children of Israel, to do the service of the out of the land of Egypt, saying,
children of Israel in the tabernacle of the 2 Let the children of Israel also keep the
congregation, and to make an atonement passover at his appointed season.
for the children of Israel: that there be no 3 In the fourteenth day of this month,
plague among the children of Israel, at even, ye shall keep it in his appointed
when the children of Israel come nigh season: according to all the rites of it, and
unto the sanctuary. according to all the ceremonies thereof,
20 And Moses, and Aaron, and all the shall ye keep it.
congregation of the children of Israel, did 4 And Moses spake unto the children of
to the Levites according unto all that the Israel, that they should keep the passover.
LORD commanded Moses concerning 5 And they kept the passover on the
the Levites, so did the children of Israel fourteenth day of the first month at even
unto them. in the wilderness of Sinai: according to
21 And the Levites were purified, and all that the LORD commanded Moses, so
they washed their clothes; and Aaron of- did the children of Israel.
fered them as an offering before the 6 ¶ And there were certain men, who
LORD; and Aaron made an atonement were defiled by the dead body of a man,
for them to cleanse them. that they could not keep the passover on
22 And after that went the Levites in to that day: and they came before Moses
do their service in the tabernacle of the and before Aaron on that day:
congregation before Aaron, and before 7 And those men said unto him, We are
his sons: as the LORD had commanded defiled by the dead body of a man:
Moses concerning the Levites, so did wherefore are we kept back, that we may
they unto them. not offer an offering of the LORD in his
23 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, appointed season among the children of
saying, Israel?
24 This is it that belongeth unto the Le- 8 And Moses said unto them, Stand
vites: from twenty and five years old and still, and I will hear what the LORD will
upward they shall go in to wait upon the command concerning you.
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saying, the children of Israel journeyed, and at


10 Speak unto the children of Israel, the commandment of the LORD they
saying, If any man of you or of your pos- pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon
terity shall be unclean by reason of a the tabernacle they rested in their tents.
dead body, or be in a journey afar off, yet 19 And when the cloud tarried long
he shall keep the passover unto the upon the tabernacle many days, then the
LORD. children of Israel kept the charge of the
11 The fourteenth day of the second LORD, and journeyed not.
month at even they shall keep it, and eat 20 And so it was, when the cloud was a
it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. few days upon the tabernacle; according
12 They shall leave none of it unto the to the commandment of the LORD they
morning, nor break any bone of it: ac- abode in their tents, and according to the
cording to all the ordinances of the pass- commandment of the LORD they jour-
over they shall keep it. neyed.
13 But the man that is clean, and is not 21 And so it was, when the cloud abode
in a journey, and forbeareth to keep the from even unto the morning, and that
passover, even the same soul shall be cut the cloud was taken up in the morning,
off from among his people: because he then they journeyed: whether it was by
brought not the offering of the LORD in day or by night that the cloud was taken
his appointed season, that man shall bear up, they journeyed.
his sin. 22 Or whether it were two days, or a
14 And if a stranger shall sojourn month, or a year, that the cloud tarried
among you, and will keep the passover upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon,
unto the LORD; according to the ordi- the children of Israel abode in their tents,
nance of the passover, and according to and journeyed not: but when it was
the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye taken up, they journeyed.
shall have one ordinance, both for the 23 At the commandment of the LORD
stranger, and for him that was born in they rested in the tents, and at the com-
the land. mandment of the LORD they journeyed:
15 ¶ And on the day that the tabernacle they kept the charge of the LORD, at the
was reared up the cloud covered the tab- commandment of the LORD by the hand
ernacle, namely, the tent of the testi- of Moses.
mony: and at even there was upon the
tabernacle as it were the appearance of CHAPTER 10
fire, until the morning. 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
16 So it was alway: the cloud covered it saying,
by day, and the appearance of fire by 2 Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a
night. whole piece shalt thou make them: that
17 And when the cloud was taken up thou mayest use them for the calling of
from the tabernacle, then after that the the assembly, and for the journeying of
children of Israel journeyed: and in the the camps.
place where the cloud abode, there the 3 And when they shall blow with them,
children of Israel pitched their tents. all the assembly shall assemble themselves
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the congregation. 14 ¶ In the first place went the standard


4 And if they blow but with one trum- of the camp of the children of Judah ac-
pet, then the princes, which are heads of cording to their armies: and over his host
the thousands of Israel, shall gather was Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
themselves unto thee. 15 And over the host of the tribe of the
5 When ye blow an alarm, then the children of Issachar was Nethaneel the
camps that lie on the east parts shall go son of Zuar.
forward. 16 And over the host of the tribe of the
6 When ye blow an alarm the second children of Zebulun was Eliab the son of
time, then the camps that lie on the Helon.
south side shall take their journey: they 17 And the tabernacle was taken down;
shall blow an alarm for their journeys. and the sons of Gershon and the sons of
7 But when the congregation is to be Merari set forward, bearing the taberna-
gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye cle.
shall not sound an alarm. 18 ¶ And the standard of the camp of
8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, Reuben set forward according to their
shall blow with the trumpets; and they armies: and over his host was Elizur the
shall be to you for an ordinance for ever son of Shedeur.
throughout your generations. 19 And over the host of the tribe of the
9 And if ye go to war in your land children of Simeon was Shelumiel the
against the enemy that oppresseth you, son of Zurishaddai.
then ye shall blow an alarm with the 20 And over the host of the tribe of the
trumpets; and ye shall be remembered children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of
before the LORD your God, and ye shall Deuel.
be saved from your enemies. 21 And the Kohathites set forward,
10 Also in the day of your gladness, and bearing the sanctuary: and the other did
in your solemn days, and in the begin- set up the tabernacle against they came.
nings of your months, ye shall blow with 22 ¶ And the standard of the camp of
the trumpets over your burnt offerings, the children of Ephraim set forward ac-
and over the sacrifices of your peace of- cording to their armies: and over his host
ferings; that they may be to you for a was Elishama the son of Ammihud.
memorial before your God: I am the 23 And over the host of the tribe of the
LORD your God. children of Manasseh was Gamaliel the
11 ¶ And it came to pass on the twenti- son of Pedahzur.
eth day of the second month, in the sec- 24 And over the host of the tribe of the
ond year, that the cloud was taken up children of Benjamin was Abidan the son
from off the tabernacle of the testimony. of Gideoni.
12 And the children of Israel took their 25 ¶ And the standard of the camp of
journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; the children of Dan set forward, which
and the cloud rested in the wilderness of was the rereward of all the camps
Paran. throughout their hosts: and over his host
13 And they first took their journey ac- was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
cording to the commandment of the 26 And over the host of the tribe of the
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Ocran. CHAPTER 11
27 And over the host of the tribe of the 1 And when the people complained, it
children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of displeased the LORD: and the LORD
Enan. heard it; and his anger was kindled; and
28 Thus were the journeyings of the the fire of the LORD burnt among them,
children of Israel according to their ar- and consumed them that were in the ut-
mies, when they set forward. termost parts of the camp.
29 ¶ And Moses said unto Hobab, the 2 And the people cried unto Moses; and
son of Raguel the Midianite, Moses' fa- when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the
ther in law, We are journeying unto the fire was quenched.
place of which the LORD said, I will give 3 And he called the name of the place
it you: come thou with us, and we will Taberah: because the fire of the LORD
do thee good: for the LORD hath spoken burnt among them.
good concerning Israel. 4 ¶ And the mixt multitude that was
30 And he said unto him, I will not go; among them fell a lusting: and the chil-
but I will depart to mine own land, and dren of Israel also wept again, and said,
to my kindred. Who shall give us flesh to eat?
31 And he said, Leave us not, I pray 5 We remember the fish, which we did
thee; forasmuch as thou knowest how we eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and
are to encamp in the wilderness, and the melons, and the leeks, and the on-
thou mayest be to us instead of eyes. ions, and the garlick:
32 And it shall be, if thou go with us, 6 But now our soul is dried away: there
yea, it shall be, that what goodness the is nothing at all, beside this manna, before
LORD shall do unto us, the same will we our eyes.
do unto thee. 7 And the manna was as coriander seed,
33 ¶ And they departed from the and the colour thereof as the colour of
mount of the LORD three days' journey: bdellium.
and the ark of the covenant of the LORD 8 And the people went about, and gath-
went before them in the three days' jour- ered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it
ney, to search out a resting place for in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and
them. made cakes of it: and the taste of it was as
34 And the cloud of the LORD was the taste of fresh oil.
upon them by day, when they went out 9 And when the dew fell upon the
of the camp. camp in the night, the manna fell upon
35 And it came to pass, when the ark it.
set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, 10 ¶ Then Moses heard the people
LORD, and let thine enemies be scat- weep throughout their families, every
tered; and let them that hate thee flee be- man in the door of his tent: and the an-
fore thee. ger of the LORD was kindled greatly;
36 And when it rested, he said, Return, Moses also was displeased.
O LORD, unto the many thousands of 11 And Moses said unto the LORD,
Israel. Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy ser-
vant? and wherefore have I not found fa-
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burden of all this people upon me? and have wept before him, saying, Why
12 Have I conceived all this people? came we forth out of Egypt?
have I begotten them, that thou should- 21 And Moses said, The people, among
est say unto me, Carry them in thy whom I am, are six hundred thousand
bosom, as a nursing father beareth the footmen; and thou hast said, I will give
sucking child, unto the land which thou them flesh, that they may eat a whole
swarest unto their fathers? month.
13 Whence should I have flesh to give 22 Shall the flocks and the herds be
unto all this people? for they weep unto slain for them, to suffice them? or shall
me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may all the fish of the sea be gathered together
eat. for them, to suffice them?
14 I am not able to bear all this people 23 And the LORD said unto Moses, Is
alone, because it is too heavy for me. the LORD'S hand waxed short? thou
15 And if thou deal thus with me, kill shalt see now whether my word shall
me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have come to pass unto thee or not.
found favour in thy sight; and let me not 24 ¶ And Moses went out, and told the
see my wretchedness. people the words of the LORD, and
16 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, gathered the seventy men of the elders of
Gather unto me seventy men of the eld- the people, and set them round about the
ers of Israel, whom thou knowest to be tabernacle.
the elders of the people, and officers over 25 And the LORD came down in a
them; and bring them unto the taberna- cloud, and spake unto him, and took of
cle of the congregation, that they may the spirit that was upon him, and gave it
stand there with thee. unto the seventy elders: and it came to
17 And I will come down and talk with pass, that, when the spirit rested upon
thee there: and I will take of the spirit them, they prophesied, and did not
which is upon thee, and will put it upon cease.
them; and they shall bear the burden of 26 But there remained two of the men
the people with thee, that thou bear it in the camp, the name of the one was
not thyself alone. Eldad, and the name of the other Medad:
18 And say thou unto the people, Sanc- and the spirit rested upon them; and they
tify yourselves against to morrow, and ye were of them that were written, but went
shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the not out unto the tabernacle: and they
ears of the LORD, saying, Who shall give prophesied in the camp.
us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in 27 And there ran a young man, and
Egypt: therefore the LORD will give you told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad
flesh, and ye shall eat. do prophesy in the camp.
19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two 28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the ser-
days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor vant of Moses, one of his young men, an-
twenty days; swered and said, My lord Moses, forbid
20 But even a whole month, until it them.
come out at your nostrils, and it be 29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest
loathsome unto you: because that ye have thou for my sake? would God that all the
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the LORD would put his spirit upon Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tab-
them! ernacle of the congregation. And they
30 And Moses gat him into the camp, three came out.
he and the elders of Israel. 5 And the LORD came down in the pil-
31 ¶ And there went forth a wind from lar of the cloud, and stood in the door of
the LORD, and brought quails from the the tabernacle, and called Aaron and
sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it Miriam: and they both came forth.
were a day's journey on this side, and as 6 And he said, Hear now my words: If
it were a day's journey on the other side, there be a prophet among you, I the
round about the camp, and as it were LORD will make myself known unto
two cubits high upon the face of the him in a vision, and will speak unto him
earth. in a dream.
32 And the people stood up all that 7 My servant Moses is not so, who is
day, and all that night, and all the next faithful in all mine house.
day, and they gathered the quails: he that 8 With him will I speak mouth to
gathered least gathered ten homers: and mouth, even apparently, and not in dark
they spread them all abroad for them- speeches; and the similitude of the LORD
selves round about the camp. shall he behold: wherefore then were ye
33 And while the flesh was yet between not afraid to speak against my servant
their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath Moses?
of the LORD was kindled against the 9 And the anger of the LORD was kin-
people, and the LORD smote the people dled against them; and he departed.
with a very great plague. 10 And the cloud departed from off the
34 And he called the name of that place tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became
Kibroth-hattaavah: because there they leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked
buried the people that lusted. upon Miriam, and, behold, she was lep-
35 And the people journeyed from Ki- rous.
broth-hattaavah unto Hazeroth; and 11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas,
abode at Hazeroth. my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin
upon us, wherein we have done foolishly,
CHAPTER 12 and wherein we have sinned.
1 And Miriam and Aaron spake against 12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom
Moses because of the Ethiopian woman the flesh is half consumed when he
whom he had married: for he had mar- cometh out of his mother's womb.
ried an Ethiopian woman. 13 And Moses cried unto the LORD,
2 And they said, Hath the LORD in- saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech
deed spoken only by Moses? hath he not thee.
spoken also by us? And the LORD heard 14 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses,
it. If her father had but spit in her face,
3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, should she not be ashamed seven days?
above all the men which were upon the let her be shut out from the camp seven
face of the earth.) days, and after that let her be received in
4 And the LORD spake suddenly unto again.
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camp seven days: and the people jour- of Machi.


neyed not till Miriam was brought in 16 These are the names of the men
again. which Moses sent to spy out the land.
16 And afterward the people removed And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun
from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wil- Jehoshua.
derness of Paran. 17 ¶ And Moses sent them to spy out
the land of Canaan, and said unto them,
CHAPTER 13 Get you up this way southward, and go
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, up into the mountain:
saying, 18 And see the land, what it is; and the
2 Send thou men, that they may search people that dwelleth therein, whether
the land of Canaan, which I give unto they be strong or weak, few or many;
the children of Israel: of every tribe of 19 And what the land is that they dwell
their fathers shall ye send a man, every in, whether it be good or bad; and what
one a ruler among them. cities they be that they dwell in, whether
3 And Moses by the commandment of in tents, or in strong holds;
the LORD sent them from the wilderness 20 And what the land is, whether it be
of Paran: all those men were heads of the fat or lean, whether there be wood
children of Israel. therein, or not. And be ye of good cour-
4 And these were their names: of the age, and bring of the fruit of the land.
tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Now the time was the time of the fir-
Zaccur. stripe grapes.
5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the 21 ¶ So they went up, and searched the
son of Hori. land from the wilderness of Zin unto
6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son Rehob, as men come to Hamath.
of Jephunneh. 22 And they ascended by the south,
7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman,
of Joseph. Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of
8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the Anak, were. (Now Hebron was built
son of Nun. seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the 23 And they came unto the brook of
son of Raphu. Eshcol, and cut down from thence a
10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the branch with one cluster of grapes, and
son of Sodi. they bare it between two upon a staff;
11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of and they brought of the pomegranates,
the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of and of the figs.
Susi. 24 The place was called the brook Esh-
12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son col, because of the cluster of grapes
of Gemalli. which the children of Israel cut down
13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son from thence.
of Michael. 25 And they returned from searching of
14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the the land after forty days.
son of Vophsi. 26 ¶ And they went and came to
15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the con-

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gregation of the children of Israel, unto them, Would God that we had died in
the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and the land of Egypt! or would God we had
brought back word unto them, and unto died in this wilderness!
all the congregation, and shewed them 3 And wherefore hath the LORD
the fruit of the land. brought us unto this land, to fall by the
27 And they told him, and said, We sword, that our wives and our children
came unto the land whither thou sentest should be a prey? were it not better for us
us, and surely it floweth with milk and to return into Egypt?
honey; and this is the fruit of it. 4 And they said one to another, Let us
28 Nevertheless the people be strong make a captain, and let us return into
that dwell in the land, and the cities are Egypt.
walled, and very great: and moreover we 5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their
saw the children of Anak there. faces before all the assembly of the con-
29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of gregation of the children of Israel.
the south: and the Hittites, and the Je- 6 ¶ And Joshua the son of Nun, and
busites, and the Amorites, dwell in the Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were
mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by of them that searched the land, rent their
the sea, and by the coast of Jordan. clothes:
30 And Caleb stilled the people before 7 And they spake unto all the company
Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, of the children of Israel, saying, The
and possess it; for we are well able to land, which we passed through to search
overcome it. it, is an exceeding good land.
31 But the men that went up with him 8 If the LORD delight in us, then he
said, We be not able to go up against the will bring us into this land, and give it
people; for they are stronger than we. us; a land which floweth with milk and
32 And they brought up an evil report honey.
of the land which they had searched unto 9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD,
the children of Israel, saying, The land, neither fear ye the people of the land; for
through which we have gone to search it, they are bread for us: their defence is de-
is a land that eateth up the inhabitants parted from them, and the LORD is with
thereof; and all the people that we saw in us: fear them not.
it are men of a great stature. 10 But all the congregation bade stone
33 And there we saw the giants, the them with stones. And the glory of the
sons of Anak, which come of the giants: LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the
and we were in our own sight as grass- congregation before all the children of
hoppers, and so we were in their sight. Israel.
11 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses,
CHAPTER 14 How long will this people provoke me?
1 And all the congregation lifted up and how long will it be ere they believe
their voice, and cried; and the people me, for all the signs which I have shewed
wept that night. among them?
2 And all the children of Israel mur- 12 I will smite them with the pesti-
mured against Moses and against Aaron: lence, and disinherit them, and will make
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than they. and have not hearkened to my voice;


13 ¶ And Moses said unto the LORD, 23 Surely they shall not see the land
Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for which I sware unto their fathers, neither
thou broughtest up this people in thy shall any of them that provoked me see
might from among them;) it:
14 And they will tell it to the inhabi- 24 But my servant Caleb, because he
tants of this land: for they have heard that had another spirit with him, and hath
thou LORD art among this people, that followed me fully, him will I bring into
thou LORD art seen face to face, and that the land whereinto he went; and his seed
thy cloud standeth over them, and that shall possess it.
thou goest before them, by day time in a 25 (Now the Amalekites and the Ca-
pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by naanites dwelt in the valley.) To morrow
night. turn you, and get you into the wilderness
15 ¶ Now if thou shalt kill all this peo- by the way of the Red sea.
ple as one man, then the nations which 26 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses
have heard the fame of thee will speak, and unto Aaron, saying,
saying, 27 How long shall I bear with this evil
16 Because the LORD was not able to congregation, which murmur against me?
bring this people into the land which he I have heard the murmurings of the chil-
sware unto them, therefore he hath slain dren of Israel, which they murmur
them in the wilderness. against me.
17 And now, I beseech thee, let the 28 Say unto them, As truly as I live,
power of my Lord be great, according as saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in
thou hast spoken, saying, mine ears, so will I do to you:
18 The LORD is longsuffering, and of 29 Your carcases shall fall in this wil-
great mercy, forgiving iniquity and trans- derness; and all that were numbered of
gression, and by no means clearing the you, according to your whole number,
guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers from twenty years old and upward,
upon the children unto the third and which have murmured against me,
fourth generation. 30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the
19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity land, concerning which I sware to make
of this people according unto the great- you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of
ness of thy mercy, and as thou hast for- Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
given this people, from Egypt even until 31 But your little ones, which ye said
now. should be a prey, them will I bring in,
20 And the LORD said, I have par- and they shall know the land which ye
doned according to thy word: have despised.
21 But as truly as I live, all the earth 32 But as for you, your carcases, they
shall be filled with the glory of the shall fall in this wilderness.
LORD. 33 And your children shall wander in
22 Because all those men which have the wilderness forty years, and bear your
seen my glory, and my miracles, which I whoredoms, until your carcases be
did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and wasted in the wilderness.
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which ye searched the land, even forty parted not out of the camp.
days, each day for a year, shall ye bear 45 Then the Amalekites came down,
your iniquities, even forty years, and ye and the Canaanites which dwelt in that
shall know my breach of promise. hill, and smote them, and discomfited
35 I the LORD have said, I will surely them, even unto Hormah.
do it unto all this evil congregation, that
are gathered together against me: in this CHAPTER 15
wilderness they shall be consumed, and 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
there they shall die. saying,
36 And the men, which Moses sent to 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and
search the land, who returned, and made say unto them, When ye be come into
all the congregation to murmur against the land of your habitations, which I give
him, by bringing up a slander upon the unto you,
land, 3 And will make an offering by fire
37 Even those men that did bring up unto the LORD, a burnt offering, or a
the evil report upon the land, died by the sacrifice in performing a vow, or in a
plague before the LORD. freewill offering, or in your solemn feasts,
38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and to make a sweet savour unto the LORD,
Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the herd, or of the flock:
of the men that went to search the land, 4 Then shall he that offereth his offer-
lived still. ing unto the LORD bring a meat offering
39 And Moses told these sayings unto of a tenth deal of flour mingled with the
all the children of Israel: and the people fourth part of an hin of oil.
mourned greatly. 5 And the fourth part of an hin of wine
40 ¶ And they rose up early in the for a drink offering shalt thou prepare
morning, and gat them up into the top with the burnt offering or sacrifice, for
of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, one lamb.
and will go up unto the place which the 6 Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for a
LORD hath promised: for we have meat offering two tenth deals of flour
sinned. mingled with the third part of an hin of
41 And Moses said, Wherefore now do oil.
ye transgress the commandment of the 7 And for a drink offering thou shalt
LORD? but it shall not prosper. offer the third part of an hin of wine, for
42 Go not up, for the LORD is not a sweet savour unto the LORD.
among you; that ye be not smitten before 8 And when thou preparest a bullock
your enemies. for a burnt offering, or for a sacrifice in
43 For the Amalekites and the Canaan- performing a vow, or peace offerings
ites are there before you, and ye shall fall unto the LORD:
by the sword: because ye are turned away 9 Then shall he bring with a bullock a
from the LORD, therefore the LORD will meat offering of three tenth deals of flour
not be with you. mingled with half an hin of oil.
44 But they presumed to go up unto 10 And thou shalt bring for a drink of-
the hill top: nevertheless the ark of the fering half an hin of wine, for an offering
covenant of the LORD, and Moses, de- made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the

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LORD. manded you by the hand of Moses, from


11 Thus shall it be done for one bul- the day that the LORD commanded
lock, or for one ram, or for a lamb, or a Moses, and henceforward among your
kid. generations;
12 According to the number that ye 24 Then it shall be, if ought be commit-
shall prepare, so shall ye do to every one ted by ignorance without the knowledge
according to their number. of the congregation, that all the congre-
13 All that are born of the country shall gation shall offer one young bullock for a
do these things after this manner, in of- burnt offering, for a sweet savour unto
fering an offering made by fire, of a sweet the LORD, with his meat offering, and
savour unto the LORD. his drink offering, according to the man-
14 And if a stranger sojourn with you, ner, and one kid of the goats for a sin of-
or whosoever be among you in your gen- fering.
erations, and will offer an offering made 25 And the priest shall make an atone-
by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD; ment for all the congregation of the chil-
as ye do, so he shall do. dren of Israel, and it shall be forgiven
15 One ordinance shall be both for you them; for it is ignorance: and they shall
of the congregation, and also for the bring their offering, a sacrifice made by
stranger that sojourneth with you, an or- fire unto the LORD, and their sin offer-
dinance for ever in your generations: as ing before the LORD, for their igno-
ye are, so shall the stranger be before the rance:
LORD. 26 And it shall be forgiven all the con-
16 One law and one manner shall be gregation of the children of Israel, and
for you, and for the stranger that sojour- the stranger that sojourneth among
neth with you. them; seeing all the people were in igno-
17 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, rance.
saying, 27 ¶ And if any soul sin through igno-
18 Speak unto the children of Israel, rance, then he shall bring a she goat of
and say unto them, When ye come into the first year for a sin offering.
the land whither I bring you, 28 And the priest shall make an atone-
19 Then it shall be, that, when ye eat of ment for the soul that sinneth ignorantly,
the bread of the land, ye shall offer up an when he sinneth by ignorance before the
heave offering unto the LORD. LORD, to make an atonement for him;
20 Ye shall offer up a cake of the first of and it shall be forgiven him.
your dough for an heave offering: as ye do 29 Ye shall have one law for him that
the heave offering of the threshingfloor, sinneth through ignorance, both for him
so shall ye heave it. that is born among the children of Israel,
21 Of the first of your dough ye shall and for the stranger that sojourneth
give unto the LORD an heave offering in among them.
your generations. 30 ¶ But the soul that doeth ought pre-
22 ¶ And if ye have erred, and not ob- sumptuously, whether he be born in the
served all these commandments, which land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth
the LORD hath spoken unto Moses, the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off
23 Even all that the LORD hath com- from among his people.

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31 Because he hath despised the word CHAPTER 16


of the LORD, and hath broken his com- 1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son
mandment, that soul shall utterly be cut of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan
off; his iniquity shall be upon him. and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On,
32 ¶ And while the children of Israel the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took
were in the wilderness, they found a man men:
that gathered sticks upon the sabbath 2 And they rose up before Moses, with
day. certain of the children of Israel, two
33 And they that found him gathering hundred and fifty princes of the assem-
sticks brought him unto Moses and bly, famous in the congregation, men of
Aaron, and unto all the congregation. renown:
34 And they put him in ward, because 3 And they gathered themselves to-
it was not declared what should be done gether against Moses and against Aaron,
to him. and said unto them, Ye take too much
35 And the LORD said unto Moses, upon you, seeing all the congregation are
The man shall be surely put to death: all holy, every one of them, and the LORD is
the congregation shall stone him with among them: wherefore then lift ye up
stones without the camp. yourselves above the congregation of the
36 And all the congregation brought LORD?
him without the camp, and stoned him 4 And when Moses heard it, he fell
with stones, and he died; as the LORD upon his face:
commanded Moses. 5 And he spake unto Korah and unto
37 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, all his company, saying, Even to morrow
saying, the LORD will shew who are his, and
38 Speak unto the children of Israel, who is holy; and will cause him to come
and bid them that they make them near unto him: even him whom he hath
fringes in the borders of their garments chosen will he cause to come near unto
throughout their generations, and that him.
they put upon the fringe of the borders a 6 This do; Take you censers, Korah, and
ribband of blue: all his company;
39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, 7 And put fire therein, and put incense
that ye may look upon it, and remember in them before the LORD to morrow:
all the commandments of the LORD, and it shall be that the man whom the
and do them; and that ye seek not after LORD doth choose, he shall be holy: ye
your own heart and your own eyes, after take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.
which ye use to go a whoring: 8 And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I
40 That ye may remember, and do all pray you, ye sons of Levi:
my commandments, and be holy unto 9 Seemeth it but a small thing unto you,
your God. that the God of Israel hath separated you
41 I am the LORD your God, which from the congregation of Israel, to bring
brought you out of the land of Egypt, to you near to himself to do the service of
be your God: I am the LORD your God. the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand
before the congregation to minister unto
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10 And he hath brought thee near to 20 And the LORD spake unto Moses
him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi and unto Aaron, saying,
with thee: and seek ye the priesthood 21 Separate yourselves from among this
also? congregation, that I may consume them
11 For which cause both thou and all in a moment.
thy company are gathered together 22 And they fell upon their faces, and
against the LORD: and what is Aaron, said, O God, the God of the spirits of all
that ye murmur against him? flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be
12 ¶ And Moses sent to call Dathan wroth with all the congregation?
and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which 23 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
said, We will not come up: saying,
13 Is it a small thing that thou hast 24 Speak unto the congregation, saying,
brought us up out of a land that floweth Get you up from about the tabernacle of
with milk and honey, to kill us in the Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.
wilderness, except thou make thyself al- 25 And Moses rose up and went unto
together a prince over us? Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of
14 Moreover thou hast not brought us Israel followed him.
into a land that floweth with milk and 26 And he spake unto the congregation,
honey, or given us inheritance of fields saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents
and vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of these wicked men, and touch nothing
of these men? we will not come up. of their's, lest ye be consumed in all their
15 And Moses was very wroth, and said sins.
unto the LORD, Respect not thou their 27 So they gat up from the tabernacle
offering: I have not taken one ass from of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every
them, neither have I hurt one of them. side: and Dathan and Abiram came out,
16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be and stood in the door of their tents, and
thou and all thy company before the their wives, and their sons, and their little
LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron, to children.
morrow: 28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall
17 And take every man his censer, and know that the LORD hath sent me to do
put incense in them, and bring ye before all these works; for I have not done them
the LORD every man his censer, two of mine own mind.
hundred and fifty censers; thou also, and 29 If these men die the common death
Aaron, each of you his censer. of all men, or if they be visited after the
18 And they took every man his censer, visitation of all men; then the LORD hath
and put fire in them, and laid incense not sent me.
thereon, and stood in the door of the 30 But if the LORD make a new thing,
tabernacle of the congregation with and the earth open her mouth, and swal-
Moses and Aaron. low them up, with all that appertain unto
19 And Korah gathered all the congre- them, and they go down quick into the
gation against them unto the door of the pit; then ye shall understand that these
tabernacle of the congregation: and the men have provoked the LORD.
glory of the LORD appeared unto all the 31 ¶ And it came to pass, as he had
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that the ground clave asunder that was against Aaron, that they looked toward
under them: the tabernacle of the congregation: and,
32 And the earth opened her mouth, behold, the cloud covered it, and the
and swallowed them up, and their glory of the LORD appeared.
houses, and all the men that appertained 43 And Moses and Aaron came before
unto Korah, and all their goods. the tabernacle of the congregation.
33 They, and all that appertained to 44 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
them, went down alive into the pit, and saying,
the earth closed upon them: and they 45 Get you up from among this con-
perished from among the congregation. gregation, that I may consume them as in
34 And all Israel that were round about a moment. And they fell upon their
them fled at the cry of them: for they faces.
said, Lest the earth swallow us up also. 46 ¶ And Moses said unto Aaron, Take
35 And there came out a fire from the a censer, and put fire therein from off the
LORD, and consumed the two hundred altar, and put on incense, and go quickly
and fifty men that offered incense. unto the congregation, and make an
36 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, atonement for them: for there is wrath
saying, gone out from the LORD; the plague is
37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron begun.
the priest, that he take up the censers out 47 And Aaron took as Moses com-
of the burning, and scatter thou the fire manded, and ran into the midst of the
yonder; for they are hallowed. congregation; and, behold, the plague
38 The censers of these sinners against was begun among the people: and he put
their own souls, let them make them on incense, and made an atonement for
broad plates for a covering of the altar: the people.
for they offered them before the LORD, 48 And he stood between the dead and
therefore they are hallowed: and they the living; and the plague was stayed.
shall be a sign unto the children of Israel. 49 Now they that died in the plague
39 And Eleazar the priest took the were fourteen thousand and seven hun-
brasen censers, wherewith they that were dred, beside them that died about the
burnt had offered; and they were made matter of Korah.
broad plates for a covering of the altar: 50 And Aaron returned unto Moses
40 To be a memorial unto the children unto the door of the tabernacle of the
of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of congregation: and the plague was stayed.
the seed of Aaron, come near to offer in-
cense before the LORD; that he be not as CHAPTER 17
Korah, and as his company: as the LORD 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
said to him by the hand of Moses. saying,
41 ¶ But on the morrow all the congre- 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and
gation of the children of Israel murmured take of every one of them a rod according
against Moses and against Aaron, saying, to the house of their fathers, of all their
Ye have killed the people of the LORD. princes according to the house of their
42 And it came to pass, when the con- fathers twelve rods: write thou every
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3 And thou shalt write Aaron's name CHAPTER 18


upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be 1 And the LORD said unto Aaron,
for the head of the house of their fathers. Thou and thy sons and thy father's house
4 And thou shalt lay them up in the with thee shall bear the iniquity of the
tabernacle of the congregation before the sanctuary: and thou and thy sons with
testimony, where I will meet with you. thee shall bear the iniquity of your
5 And it shall come to pass, that the priesthood.
man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall 2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of
blossom: and I will make to cease from Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou
me the murmurings of the children of with thee, that they may be joined unto
Israel, whereby they murmur against you. thee, and minister unto thee: but thou
6 ¶ And Moses spake unto the children and thy sons with thee shall minister be-
of Israel, and every one of their princes fore the tabernacle of witness.
gave him a rod apiece, for each prince 3 And they shall keep thy charge, and
one, according to their fathers' houses, the charge of all the tabernacle: only they
even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron shall not come nigh the vessels of the
was among their rods. sanctuary and the altar, that neither they,
7 And Moses laid up the rods before the nor ye also, die.
LORD in the tabernacle of witness. 4 And they shall be joined unto thee,
8 And it came to pass, that on the mor- and keep the charge of the tabernacle of
row Moses went into the tabernacle of the congregation, for all the service of the
witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron tabernacle: and a stranger shall not come
for the house of Levi was budded, and nigh unto you.
brought forth buds, and bloomed blos- 5 And ye shall keep the charge of the
soms, and yielded almonds. sanctuary, and the charge of the altar:
9 And Moses brought out all the rods that there be no wrath any more upon
from before the LORD unto all the chil- the children of Israel.
dren of Israel: and they looked, and took 6 And I, behold, I have taken your
every man his rod. brethren the Levites from among the
10 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, children of Israel: to you they are given as
Bring Aaron's rod again before the testi- a gift for the LORD, to do the service of
mony, to be kept for a token against the the tabernacle of the congregation.
rebels; and thou shalt quite take away 7 Therefore thou and thy sons with
their murmurings from me, that they die thee shall keep your priest's office for
not. every thing of the altar, and within the
11 And Moses did so: as the LORD vail; and ye shall serve: I have given your
commanded him, so did he. priest's office unto you as a service of gift:
12 And the children of Israel spake and the stranger that cometh nigh shall
unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we be put to death.
perish, we all perish. 8 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Aaron,
13 Whosoever cometh any thing near Behold, I also have given thee the charge
unto the tabernacle of the LORD shall of mine heave offerings of all the hal-
die: shall we be consumed with dying? lowed things of the children of Israel;
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the anointing, and to thy sons, by an or- holy: thou shalt sprinkle their blood
dinance for ever. upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat for
9 This shall be thine of the most holy an offering made by fire, for a sweet sa-
things, reserved from the fire: every obla- vour unto the LORD.
tion of their's, every meat offering of 18 And the flesh of them shall be thine,
their's, and every sin offering of their's, as the wave breast and as the right shoul-
and every trespass offering of their's, der are thine.
which they shall render unto me, shall be 19 All the heave offerings of the holy
most holy for thee and for thy sons. things, which the children of Israel offer
10 In the most holy place shalt thou eat unto the LORD, have I given thee, and
it; every male shall eat it: it shall be holy thy sons and thy daughters with thee, by
unto thee. a statute for ever: it is a covenant of salt
11 And this is thine; the heave offering for ever before the LORD unto thee and
of their gift, with all the wave offerings of to thy seed with thee.
the children of Israel: I have given them 20 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Aaron,
unto thee, and to thy sons and to thy Thou shalt have no inheritance in their
daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: land, neither shalt thou have any part
every one that is clean in thy house shall among them: I am thy part and thine in-
eat of it. heritance among the children of Israel.
12 All the best of the oil, and all the 21 And, behold, I have given the chil-
best of the wine, and of the wheat, the dren of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an
firstfruits of them which they shall offer inheritance, for their service which they
unto the LORD, them have I given thee. serve, even the service of the tabernacle of
13 And whatsoever is first ripe in the the congregation.
land, which they shall bring unto the 22 Neither must the children of Israel
LORD, shall be thine; every one that is henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of
clean in thine house shall eat of it. the congregation, lest they bear sin, and
14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall be die.
thine. 23 But the Levites shall do the service
15 Every thing that openeth the matrix of the tabernacle of the congregation,
in all flesh, which they bring unto the and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall
LORD, whether it be of men or beasts, be a statute for ever throughout your
shall be thine: nevertheless the firstborn generations, that among the children of
of man shalt thou surely redeem, and the Israel they have no inheritance.
firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou re- 24 But the tithes of the children of Is-
deem. rael, which they offer as an heave offering
16 And those that are to be redeemed unto the LORD, I have given to the Le-
from a month old shalt thou redeem, ac- vites to inherit: therefore I have said unto
cording to thine estimation, for the them, Among the children of Israel they
money of five shekels, after the shekel of shall have no inheritance.
the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs. 25 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
17 But the firstling of a cow, or the saying,
firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a 26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and say
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of Israel the tithes which I have given you out the camp, and one shall slay her be-
from them for your inheritance, then ye fore his face:
shall offer up an heave offering of it for 4 And Eleazar the priest shall take of
the LORD, even a tenth part of the tithe. her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of
27 And this your heave offering shall be her blood directly before the tabernacle
reckoned unto you, as though it were the of the congregation seven times:
corn of the threshingfloor, and as the 5 And one shall burn the heifer in his
fulness of the winepress. sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her
28 Thus ye also shall offer an heave of- blood, with her dung, shall he burn:
fering unto the LORD of all your tithes, 6 And the priest shall take cedar wood,
which ye receive of the children of Israel; and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into
and ye shall give thereof the LORD'S the midst of the burning of the heifer.
heave offering to Aaron the priest. 7 Then the priest shall wash his clothes,
29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and
every heave offering of the LORD, of all afterward he shall come into the camp,
the best thereof, even the hallowed part and the priest shall be unclean until the
thereof out of it. even.
30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, 8 And he that burneth her shall wash
When ye have heaved the best thereof his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in
from it, then it shall be counted unto the water, and shall be unclean until the
Levites as the increase of the threshing- even.
floor, and as the increase of the wine- 9 And a man that is clean shall gather
press. up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them
31 And ye shall eat it in every place, ye up without the camp in a clean place,
and your households: for it is your re- and it shall be kept for the congregation
ward for your service in the tabernacle of of the children of Israel for a water of
the congregation. separation: it is a purification for sin.
32 And ye shall bear no sin by reason of 10 And he that gathereth the ashes of
it, when ye have heaved from it the best the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be
of it: neither shall ye pollute the holy unclean until the even: and it shall be
things of the children of Israel, lest ye unto the children of Israel, and unto the
die. stranger that sojourneth among them, for
a statute for ever.
CHAPTER 19 11 ¶ He that toucheth the dead body of
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and any man shall be unclean seven days.
unto Aaron, saying, 12 He shall purify himself with it on
2 This is the ordinance of the law which the third day, and on the seventh day he
the LORD hath commanded, saying, shall be clean: but if he purify not him-
Speak unto the children of Israel, that self the third day, then the seventh day he
they bring thee a red heifer without spot, shall not be clean.
wherein is no blemish, and upon which 13 Whosoever toucheth the dead body
never came yoke: of any man that is dead, and purifieth
3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the not himself, defileth the tabernacle of the
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from Israel: because the water of separa- that toucheth it shall be unclean until
tion was not sprinkled upon him, he even.
shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet
upon him. CHAPTER 20
14 This is the law, when a man dieth in 1 Then came the children of Israel, even
a tent: all that come into the tent, and all the whole congregation, into the desert
that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven of Zin in the first month: and the people
days. abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there,
15 And every open vessel, which hath and was buried there.
no covering bound upon it, is unclean. 2 And there was no water for the con-
16 And whosoever toucheth one that is gregation: and they gathered themselves
slain with a sword in the open fields, or a together against Moses and against
dead body, or a bone of a man, or a Aaron.
grave, shall be unclean seven days. 3 And the people chode with Moses,
17 And for an unclean person they shall and spake, saying, Would God that we
take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of had died when our brethren died before
purification for sin, and running water the LORD!
shall be put thereto in a vessel: 4 And why have ye brought up the
18 And a clean person shall take hys- congregation of the LORD into this wil-
sop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle derness, that we and our cattle should die
it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, there?
and upon the persons that were there, 5 And wherefore have ye made us to
and upon him that touched a bone, or come up out of Egypt, to bring us in
one slain, or one dead, or a grave: unto this evil place? it is no place of seed,
19 And the clean person shall sprinkle or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegran-
upon the unclean on the third day, and ates; neither is there any water to drink.
on the seventh day: and on the seventh 6 And Moses and Aaron went from the
day he shall purify himself, and wash his presence of the assembly unto the door
clothes, and bathe himself in water, and of the tabernacle of the congregation,
shall be clean at even. and they fell upon their faces: and the
20 But the man that shall be unclean, glory of the LORD appeared unto them.
and shall not purify himself, that soul 7 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
shall be cut off from among the congre- saying,
gation, because he hath defiled the sanc- 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the as-
tuary of the LORD: the water of separa- sembly together, thou, and Aaron thy
tion hath not been sprinkled upon him; brother, and speak ye unto the rock be-
he is unclean. fore their eyes; and it shall give forth his
21 And it shall be a perpetual statute water, and thou shalt bring forth to them
unto them, that he that sprinkleth the water out of the rock: so thou shalt give
water of separation shall wash his clothes; the congregation and their beasts drink.
and he that toucheth the water of separa- 9 And Moses took the rod from before
tion shall be unclean until even. the LORD, as he commanded him.
22 And whatsoever the unclean person 10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the
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and he said unto them, Hear now, ye re- any thing else, go through on my feet.
bels; must we fetch you water out of this 20 And he said, Thou shalt not go
rock? through. And Edom came out against
11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and him with much people, and with a strong
with his rod he smote the rock twice: and hand.
the water came out abundantly, and the 21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel
congregation drank, and their beasts also. passage through his border: wherefore
12 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses Israel turned away from him.
and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, 22 ¶ And the children of Israel, even the
to sanctify me in the eyes of the children whole congregation, journeyed from
of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this Kadesh, and came unto mount Hor.
congregation into the land which I have 23 And the LORD spake unto Moses
given them. and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of
13 This is the water of Meribah; be- the land of Edom, saying,
cause the children of Israel strove with 24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his
the LORD, and he was sanctified in people: for he shall not enter into the
them. land which I have given unto the chil-
14 ¶ And Moses sent messengers from dren of Israel, because ye rebelled against
Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus my word at the water of Meribah.
saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all 25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and
the travail that hath befallen us: bring them up unto mount Hor:
15 How our fathers went down into 26 And strip Aaron of his garments,
Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long and put them upon Eleazar his son: and
time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people,
our fathers: and shall die there.
16 And when we cried unto the LORD, 27 And Moses did as the LORD com-
he heard our voice, and sent an angel, manded: and they went up into mount
and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: Hor in the sight of all the congregation.
and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in 28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his
the uttermost of thy border: garments, and put them upon Eleazar his
17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy son; and Aaron died there in the top of
country: we will not pass through the the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came
fields, or through the vineyards, neither down from the mount.
will we drink of the water of the wells: we 29 And when all the congregation saw
will go by the king's high way, we will that Aaron was dead, they mourned for
not turn to the right hand nor to the left, Aaron thirty days, even all the house of
until we have passed thy borders. Israel.
18 And Edom said unto him, Thou
shalt not pass by me, lest I come out CHAPTER 21
against thee with the sword. 1 And when king Arad the Canaanite,
19 And the children of Israel said unto which dwelt in the south, heard tell that
him, We will go by the high way: and if I Israel came by the way of the spies; then
and my cattle drink of thy water, then I he fought against Israel, and took some of
will pay for it: I will only, without doing them prisoners.

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2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the sunrising.


LORD, and said, If thou wilt indeed de- 12 ¶ From thence they removed, and
liver this people into my hand, then I pitched in the valley of Zared.
will utterly destroy their cities. 13 From thence they removed, and
3 And the LORD hearkened to the pitched on the other side of Arnon,
voice of Israel, and delivered up the Ca- which is in the wilderness that cometh
naanites; and they utterly destroyed them out of the coasts of the Amorites: for Ar-
and their cities: and he called the name non is the border of Moab, between
of the place Hormah. Moab and the Amorites.
4 ¶ And they journeyed from mount 14 Wherefore it is said in the book of
Hor by the way of the Red sea, to com- the wars of the LORD, What he did in
pass the land of Edom: and the soul of the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,
the people was much discouraged be- 15 And at the stream of the brooks that
cause of the way. goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and
5 And the people spake against God, lieth upon the border of Moab.
and against Moses, Wherefore have ye 16 And from thence they went to Beer:
brought us up out of Egypt to die in the that is the well whereof the LORD spake
wilderness? for there is no bread, neither unto Moses, Gather the people together,
is there any water; and our soul loatheth and I will give them water.
this light bread. 17 ¶ Then Israel sang this song, Spring
6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents up, O well; sing ye unto it:
among the people, and they bit the peo- 18 The princes digged the well, the no-
ple; and much people of Israel died. bles of the people digged it, by the direc-
7 ¶ Therefore the people came to tion of the lawgiver, with their staves.
Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we And from the wilderness they went to
have spoken against the LORD, and Mattanah:
against thee; pray unto the LORD, that 19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel:
he take away the serpents from us. And and from Nahaliel to Bamoth:
Moses prayed for the people. 20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that
8 And the LORD said unto Moses, is in the country of Moab, to the top of
Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon Pisgah, which looketh toward Jeshimon.
a pole: and it shall come to pass, that 21 ¶ And Israel sent messengers unto
every one that is bitten, when he looketh Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,
upon it, shall live. 22 Let me pass through thy land: we
9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, will not turn into the fields, or into the
and put it upon a pole, and it came to vineyards; we will not drink of the waters
pass, that if a serpent had bitten any of the well: but we will go along by the
man, when he beheld the serpent of king's high way, until we be past thy bor-
brass, he lived. ders.
10 ¶ And the children of Israel set for- 23 And Sihon would not suffer Israel to
ward, and pitched in Oboth. pass through his border: but Sihon gath-
11 And they journeyed from Oboth, ered all his people together, and went out
and pitched at Ije-abarim, in the wilder- against Israel into the wilderness: and he
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24 And Israel smote him with the edge which dwelt at Heshbon.
of the sword, and possessed his land from 35 So they smote him, and his sons,
Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the chil- and all his people, until there was none
dren of Ammon: for the border of the left him alive: and they possessed his
children of Ammon was strong. land.
25 And Israel took all these cities: and
Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amo- CHAPTER 22
rites, in Heshbon, and in all the villages 1 And the children of Israel set forward,
thereof. and pitched in the plains of Moab on this
26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon side Jordan by Jericho.
the king of the Amorites, who had 2 ¶ And Balak the son of Zippor saw all
fought against the former king of Moab, that Israel had done to the Amorites.
and taken all his land out of his hand, 3 And Moab was sore afraid of the peo-
even unto Arnon. ple, because they were many: and Moab
27 Wherefore they that speak in prov- was distressed because of the children of
erbs say, Come into Heshbon, let the city Israel.
of Sihon be built and prepared: 4 And Moab said unto the elders of
28 For there is a fire gone out of Midian, Now shall this company lick up
Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon: all that are round about us, as the ox lick-
it hath consumed Ar of Moab, and the eth up the grass of the field. And Balak
lords of the high places of Arnon. the son of Zippor was king of the Moab-
29 Woe to thee, Moab! thou art un- ites at that time.
done, O people of Chemosh: he hath 5 He sent messengers therefore unto
given his sons that escaped, and his Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which
daughters, into captivity unto Sihon king is by the river of the land of the children
of the Amorites. of his people, to call him, saying, Behold,
30 We have shot at them; Heshbon is there is a people come out from Egypt:
perished even unto Dibon, and we have behold, they cover the face of the earth,
laid them waste even unto Nophah, and they abide over against me:
which reacheth unto Medeba. 6 Come now therefore, I pray thee,
31 ¶ Thus Israel dwelt in the land of curse me this people; for they are too
the Amorites. mighty for me: peradventure I shall pre-
32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, vail, that we may smite them, and that I
and they took the villages thereof, and may drive them out of the land: for I wot
drove out the Amorites that were there. that he whom thou blessest is blessed,
33 ¶ And they turned and went up by and he whom thou cursest is cursed.
the way of Bashan: and Og the king of 7 And the elders of Moab and the elders
Bashan went out against them, he, and of Midian departed with the rewards of
all his people, to the battle at Edrei. divination in their hand; and they came
34 And the LORD said unto Moses, unto Balaam, and spake unto him the
Fear him not: for I have delivered him words of Balak.
into thy hand, and all his people, and his 8 And he said unto them, Lodge here
land; and thou shalt do to him as thou this night, and I will bring you word
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and the princes of Moab abode with Ba- unto thee, that shalt thou do.
laam. 21 And Balaam rose up in the morning,
9 And God came unto Balaam, and and saddled his ass, and went with the
said, What men are these with thee? princes of Moab.
10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak 22 ¶ And God's anger was kindled be-
the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath cause he went: and the angel of the
sent unto me, saying, LORD stood in the way for an adversary
11 Behold, there is a people come out of against him. Now he was riding upon his
Egypt, which covereth the face of the ass, and his two servants were with him.
earth: come now, curse me them; perad- 23 And the ass saw the angel of the
venture I shall be able to overcome them, LORD standing in the way, and his
and drive them out. sword drawn in his hand: and the ass
12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou turned aside out of the way, and went
shalt not go with them; thou shalt not into the field: and Balaam smote the ass,
curse the people: for they are blessed. to turn her into the way.
13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, 24 But the angel of the LORD stood in
and said unto the princes of Balak, Get a path of the vineyards, a wall being on
you into your land: for the LORD re- this side, and a wall on that side.
fuseth to give me leave to go with you. 25 And when the ass saw the angel of
14 And the princes of Moab rose up, the LORD, she thrust herself unto the
and they went unto Balak, and said, Ba- wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against
laam refuseth to come with us. the wall: and he smote her again.
15 ¶ And Balak sent yet again princes, 26 And the angel of the LORD went
more, and more honourable than they. further, and stood in a narrow place,
16 And they came to Balaam, and said where was no way to turn either to the
to him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zip- right hand or to the left.
por, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee 27 And when the ass saw the angel of
from coming unto me: the LORD, she fell down under Balaam:
17 For I will promote thee unto very and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he
great honour, and I will do whatsoever smote the ass with a staff.
thou sayest unto me: come therefore, I 28 And the LORD opened the mouth
pray thee, curse me this people. of the ass, and she said unto Balaam,
18 And Balaam answered and said unto What have I done unto thee, that thou
the servants of Balak, If Balak would give hast smitten me these three times?
me his house full of silver and gold, I 29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Be-
cannot go beyond the word of the LORD cause thou hast mocked me: I would
my God, to do less or more. there were a sword in mine hand, for
19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye now would I kill thee.
also here this night, that I may know 30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am
what the LORD will say unto me more. not I thine ass, upon which thou hast
20 And God came unto Balaam at ridden ever since I was thine unto this
night, and said unto him, If the men day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee?
come to call thee, rise up, and go with And he said, Nay.
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Balaam, and he saw the angel of the that Balak took Balaam, and brought
LORD standing in the way, and his him up into the high places of Baal, that
sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed thence he might see the utmost part of
down his head, and fell flat on his face. the people.
32 And the angel of the LORD said
unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten CHAPTER 23
thine ass these three times? behold, I 1 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build
went out to withstand thee, because thy me here seven altars, and prepare me here
way is perverse before me: seven oxen and seven rams.
33 And the ass saw me, and turned 2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken;
from me these three times: unless she had and Balak and Balaam offered on every
turned from me, surely now also I had altar a bullock and a ram.
slain thee, and saved her alive. 3 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand
34 And Balaam said unto the angel of by thy burnt offering, and I will go: per-
the LORD, I have sinned; for I knew not adventure the LORD will come to meet
that thou stoodest in the way against me: me: and whatsoever he sheweth me I will
now therefore, if it displease thee, I will tell thee. And he went to an high place.
get me back again. 4 And God met Balaam: and he said
35 And the angel of the LORD said unto him, I have prepared seven altars,
unto Balaam, Go with the men: but only and I have offered upon every altar a bul-
the word that I shall speak unto thee, lock and a ram.
that thou shalt speak. So Balaam went 5 And the LORD put a word in Ba-
with the princes of Balak. laam's mouth, and said, Return unto
36 ¶ And when Balak heard that Ba- Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.
laam was come, he went out to meet him 6 And he returned unto him, and, lo,
unto a city of Moab, which is in the bor- he stood by his burnt sacrifice, he, and all
der of Arnon, which is in the utmost the princes of Moab.
coast. 7 And he took up his parable, and said,
37 And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I Balak the king of Moab hath brought me
not earnestly send unto thee to call thee? from Aram, out of the mountains of the
wherefore camest thou not unto me? am east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and
I not able indeed to promote thee to come, defy Israel.
honour? 8 How shall I curse, whom God hath
38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the
am come unto thee: have I now any LORD hath not defied?
power at all to say any thing? the word 9 For from the top of the rocks I see
that God putteth in my mouth, that shall him, and from the hills I behold him: lo,
I speak. the people shall dwell alone, and shall
39 And Balaam went with Balak, and not be reckoned among the nations.
they came unto Kirjath-huzoth. 10 Who can count the dust of Jacob,
40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and the number of the fourth part of Is-
and sent to Balaam, and to the princes rael? Let me die the death of the right-
that were with him. eous, and let my last end be like his!
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hast thou done unto me? I took thee to corn.


curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou 23 Surely there is no enchantment
hast blessed them altogether. against Jacob, neither is there any divina-
12 And he answered and said, Must I tion against Israel: according to this time
not take heed to speak that which the it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel,
LORD hath put in my mouth? What hath God wrought!
13 And Balak said unto him, Come, I 24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a
pray thee, with me unto another place, great lion, and lift up himself as a young
from whence thou mayest see them: thou lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of
shalt see but the utmost part of them, the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.
and shalt not see them all: and curse me 25 ¶ And Balak said unto Balaam, Nei-
them from thence. ther curse them at all, nor bless them at
14 ¶ And he brought him into the field all.
of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and 26 But Balaam answered and said unto
built seven altars, and offered a bullock Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that
and a ram on every altar. the LORD speaketh, that I must do?
15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here 27 ¶ And Balak said unto Balaam,
by thy burnt offering, while I meet the Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee unto
LORD yonder. another place; peradventure it will please
16 And the LORD met Balaam, and God that thou mayest curse me them
put a word in his mouth, and said, Go from thence.
again unto Balak, and say thus. 28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the
17 And when he came to him, behold, top of Peor, that looketh toward Jeshi-
he stood by his burnt offering, and the mon.
princes of Moab with him. And Balak 29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build
said unto him, What hath the LORD me here seven altars, and prepare me here
spoken? seven bullocks and seven rams.
18 And he took up his parable, and 30 And Balak did as Balaam had said,
said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken and offered a bullock and a ram on every
unto me, thou son of Zippor: altar.
19 God is not a man, that he should lie;
neither the son of man, that he should CHAPTER 24
repent: hath he said, and shall he not do 1 And when Balaam saw that it pleased
it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as
make it good? at other times, to seek for enchantments,
20 Behold, I have received command- but he set his face toward the wilderness.
ment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I 2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he
cannot reverse it. saw Israel abiding in his tents according
21 He hath not beheld iniquity in to their tribes; and the spirit of God
Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness came upon him.
in Israel: the LORD his God is with him, 3 And he took up his parable, and said,
and the shout of a king is among them. Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and
22 God brought them out of Egypt; he the man whose eyes are open hath said:
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of God, which saw the vision of the Al- people in the latter days.
mighty, falling into a trance, but having 15 ¶ And he took up his parable, and
his eyes open: said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said,
5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and the man whose eyes are open hath
and thy tabernacles, O Israel! said:
6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as 16 He hath said, which heard the words
gardens by the river's side, as the trees of of God, and knew the knowledge of the
lign aloes which the LORD hath planted, most High, which saw the vision of the
and as cedar trees beside the waters. Almighty, falling into a trance, but having
7 He shall pour the water out of his his eyes open:
buckets, and his seed shall be in many 17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall
waters, and his king shall be higher than behold him, but not nigh: there shall
Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted. come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre
8 God brought him forth out of Egypt; shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the
he hath as it were the strength of an uni- corners of Moab, and destroy all the
corn: he shall eat up the nations his ene- children of Sheth.
mies, and shall break their bones, and 18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir
pierce them through with his arrows. also shall be a possession for his enemies;
9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and Israel shall do valiantly.
and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? 19 Out of Jacob shall come he that shall
Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and have dominion, and shall destroy him
cursed is he that curseth thee. that remaineth of the city.
10 ¶ And Balak's anger was kindled 20 ¶ And when he looked on Amalek,
against Balaam, and he smote his hands he took up his parable, and said, Amalek
together: and Balak said unto Balaam, I was the first of the nations; but his latter
called thee to curse mine enemies, and, end shall be that he perish for ever.
behold, thou hast altogether blessed them 21 And he looked on the Kenites, and
these three times. took up his parable, and said, Strong is
11 Therefore now flee thou to thy thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest thy
place: I thought to promote thee unto nest in a rock.
great honour; but, lo, the LORD hath 22 Nevertheless the Kenite shall be
kept thee back from honour. wasted, until Asshur shall carry thee away
12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake captive.
I not also to thy messengers which thou 23 And he took up his parable, and
sentest unto me, saying, said, Alas, who shall live when God
13 If Balak would give me his house doeth this!
full of silver and gold, I cannot go be- 24 And ships shall come from the coast
yond the commandment of the LORD, of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and
to do either good or bad of mine own shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish
mind; but what the LORD saith, that will for ever.
I speak? 25 And Balaam rose up, and went and
14 And now, behold, I go unto my returned to his place: and Balak also went
people: come therefore, and I will adver- his way.
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CHAPTER 25 12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto


1 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the him my covenant of peace:
people began to commit whoredom with 13 And he shall have it, and his seed af-
the daughters of Moab. ter him, even the covenant of an everlast-
2 And they called the people unto the ing priesthood; because he was zealous
sacrifices of their gods: and the people for his God, and made an atonement for
did eat, and bowed down to their gods. the children of Israel.
3 And Israel joined himself unto Baal- 14 Now the name of the Israelite that
peor: and the anger of the LORD was was slain, even that was slain with the
kindled against Israel. Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son
4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take of Salu, a prince of a chief house among
all the heads of the people, and hang the Simeonites.
them up before the LORD against the 15 And the name of the Midianitish
sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD woman that was slain was Cozbi, the
may be turned away from Israel. daughter of Zur; he was head over a peo-
5 And Moses said unto the judges of Is- ple, and of a chief house in Midian.
rael, Slay ye every one his men that were 16 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
joined unto Baal-peor. saying,
6 ¶ And, behold, one of the children of 17 Vex the Midianites, and smite them:
Israel came and brought unto his breth- 18 For they vex you with their wiles,
ren a Midianitish woman in the sight of wherewith they have beguiled you in the
Moses, and in the sight of all the congre- matter of Peor, and in the matter of
gation of the children of Israel, who were Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of
weeping before the door of the tabernacle Midian, their sister, which was slain in
of the congregation. the day of the plague for Peor's sake.
7 And when Phinehas, the son of
Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw CHAPTER 26
it, he rose up from among the congrega- 1 And it came to pass after the plague,
tion, and took a javelin in his hand; that the LORD spake unto Moses and
8 And he went after the man of Israel unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest,
into the tent, and thrust both of them saying,
through, the man of Israel, and the 2 Take the sum of all the congregation
woman through her belly. So the plague of the children of Israel, from twenty
was stayed from the children of Israel. years old and upward, throughout their
9 And those that died in the plague fathers' house, all that are able to go to
were twenty and four thousand. war in Israel.
10 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, 3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest
saying, spake with them in the plains of Moab
11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son by Jordan near Jericho, saying,
of Aaron the priest, hath turned my 4 Take the sum of the people, from
wrath away from the children of Israel, twenty years old and upward; as the
while he was zealous for my sake among LORD commanded Moses and the chil-
them, that I consumed not the children dren of Israel, which went forth out of
of Israel in my jealousy. the land of Egypt.

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5 ¶ Reuben, the eldest son of Israel: the of Areli, the family of the Arelites.
children of Reuben; Hanoch, of whom 18 These are the families of the children
cometh the family of the Hanochites: of of Gad according to those that were
Pallu, the family of the Palluites: numbered of them, forty thousand and
6 Of Hezron, the family of the Hez- five hundred.
ronites: of Carmi, the family of the Car- 19 ¶ The sons of Judah were Er and
mites. Onan: and Er and Onan died in the land
7 These are the families of the Reu- of Canaan.
benites: and they that were numbered of 20 And the sons of Judah after their
them were forty and three thousand and families were; of Shelah, the family of the
seven hundred and thirty. Shelanites: of Pharez, the family of the
8 And the sons of Pallu; Eliab. Pharzites: of Zerah, the family of the
9 And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and Zarhites.
Dathan, and Abiram. This is that Dathan 21 And the sons of Pharez were; of
and Abiram, which were famous in the Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of
congregation, who strove against Moses Hamul, the family of the Hamulites.
and against Aaron in the company of 22 These are the families of Judah ac-
Korah, when they strove against the cording to those that were numbered of
LORD: them, threescore and sixteen thousand
10 And the earth opened her mouth, and five hundred.
and swallowed them up together with 23 ¶ Of the sons of Issachar after their
Korah, when that company died, what families: of Tola, the family of the To-
time the fire devoured two hundred and laites: of Pua, the family of the Punites:
fifty men: and they became a sign. 24 Of Jashub, the family of the
11 Notwithstanding the children of Jashubites: of Shimron, the family of the
Korah died not. Shimronites.
12 ¶ The sons of Simeon after their 25 These are the families of Issachar ac-
families: of Nemuel, the family of the cording to those that were numbered of
Nemuelites: of Jamin, the family of the them, threescore and four thousand and
Jaminites: of Jachin, the family of the three hundred.
Jachinites: 26 ¶ Of the sons of Zebulun after their
13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: families: of Sered, the family of the
of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites. Sardites: of Elon, the family of the Elo-
14 These are the families of the Sime- nites: of Jahleel, the family of the
onites, twenty and two thousand and two Jahleelites.
hundred. 27 These are the families of the Zebu-
15 ¶ The children of Gad after their lunites according to those that were
families: of Zephon, the family of the numbered of them, threescore thousand
Zephonites: of Haggi, the family of the and five hundred.
Haggites: of Shuni, the family of the 28 ¶ The sons of Joseph after their
Shunites: families were Manasseh and Ephraim.
16 Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites: 29 Of the sons of Manasseh: of Machir,
of Eri, the family of the Erites: the family of the Machirites: and Machir
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of the Gileadites. their families: and they that were num-


30 These are the sons of Gilead: of bered of them were forty and five thou-
Jeezer, the family of the Jeezerites: of sand and six hundred.
Helek, the family of the Helekites: 42 ¶ These are the sons of Dan after
31 And of Asriel, the family of the As- their families: of Shuham, the family of
rielites: and of Shechem, the family of the the Shuhamites. These are the families of
Shechemites: Dan after their families.
32 And of Shemida, the family of the 43 All the families of the Shuhamites,
Shemidaites: and of Hepher, the family of according to those that were numbered
the Hepherites. of them, were threescore and four thou-
33 ¶ And Zelophehad the son of Hep- sand and four hundred.
her had no sons, but daughters: and the 44 ¶ Of the children of Asher after their
names of the daughters of Zelophehad families: of Jimna, the family of the
were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Mil- Jimnites: of Jesui, the family of the
cah, and Tirzah. Jesuites: of Beriah, the family of the
34 These are the families of Manasseh, Beriites.
and those that were numbered of them, 45 Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the
fifty and two thousand and seven hun- family of the Heberites: of Malchiel, the
dred. family of the Malchielites.
35 ¶ These are the sons of Ephraim af- 46 And the name of the daughter of
ter their families: of Shuthelah, the fam- Asher was Sarah.
ily of the Shuthalhites: of Becher, the 47 These are the families of the sons of
family of the Bachrites: of Tahan, the Asher according to those that were num-
family of the Tahanites. bered of them; who were fifty and three
36 And these are the sons of Shuthelah: thousand and four hundred.
of Eran, the family of the Eranites. 48 ¶ Of the sons of Naphtali after their
37 These are the families of the sons of families: of Jahzeel, the family of the
Ephraim according to those that were Jahzeelites: of Guni, the family of the
numbered of them, thirty and two thou- Gunites:
sand and five hundred. These are the 49 Of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites:
sons of Joseph after their families. of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites.
38 ¶ The sons of Benjamin after their 50 These are the families of Naphtali
families: of Bela, the family of the according to their families: and they that
Belaites: of Ashbel, the family of the were numbered of them were forty and
Ashbelites: of Ahiram, the family of the five thousand and four hundred.
Ahiramites: 51 These were the numbered of the
39 Of Shupham, the family of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand
Shuphamites: of Hupham, the family of and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.
the Huphamites. 52 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
40 And the sons of Bela were Ard and saying,
Naaman: of Ard, the family of the 53 Unto these the land shall be divided
Ardites: and of Naaman, the family of for an inheritance according to the num-
the Naamites. ber of names.
41 These are the sons of Benjamin after 54 To many thou shalt give the more

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inheritance, and to few thou shalt give 64 But among these there was not a
the less inheritance: to every one shall his man of them whom Moses and Aaron
inheritance be given according to those the priest numbered, when they num-
that were numbered of him. bered the children of Israel in the wilder-
55 Notwithstanding the land shall be ness of Sinai.
divided by lot: according to the names of 65 For the LORD had said of them,
the tribes of their fathers they shall in- They shall surely die in the wilderness.
herit. And there was not left a man of them,
56 According to the lot shall the posses- save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and
sion thereof be divided between many Joshua the son of Nun.
and few.
57 ¶ And these are they that were num- CHAPTER 27
bered of the Levites after their families: of 1 Then came the daughters of Zelophe-
Gershon, the family of the Gershonites: had, the son of Hepher, the son of
of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites: Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of
of Merari, the family of the Merarites. Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh
58 These are the families of the Levites: the son of Joseph: and these are the
the family of the Libnites, the family of names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah,
the Hebronites, the family of the and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.
Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the 2 And they stood before Moses, and be-
family of the Korathites. And Kohath fore Eleazar the priest, and before the
begat Amram. princes and all the congregation, by the
59 And the name of Amram's wife was door of the tabernacle of the congrega-
Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, whom tion, saying,
her mother bare to Levi in Egypt: and she 3 Our father died in the wilderness, and
bare unto Amram Aaron and Moses, and he was not in the company of them that
Miriam their sister. gathered themselves together against the
60 And unto Aaron was born Nadab, LORD in the company of Korah; but
and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. died in his own sin, and had no sons.
61 And Nadab and Abihu died, when 4 Why should the name of our father
they offered strange fire before the be done away from among his family,
LORD. because he hath no son? Give unto us
62 And those that were numbered of therefore a possession among the brethren
them were twenty and three thousand, all of our father.
males from a month old and upward: for 5 And Moses brought their cause before
they were not numbered among the chil- the LORD.
dren of Israel, because there was no in- 6 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses,
heritance given them among the children saying,
of Israel. 7 The daughters of Zelophehad speak
63 ¶ These are they that were num- right: thou shalt surely give them a pos-
bered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, session of an inheritance among their fa-
who numbered the children of Israel in ther's brethren; and thou shalt cause the
the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jeri- inheritance of their father to pass unto
cho. them.

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8 And thou shalt speak unto the chil- upon him;


dren of Israel, saying, If a man die, and 19 And set him before Eleazar the
have no son, then ye shall cause his in- priest, and before all the congregation;
heritance to pass unto his daughter. and give him a charge in their sight.
9 And if he have no daughter, then ye 20 And thou shalt put some of thine
shall give his inheritance unto his breth- honour upon him, that all the congrega-
ren. tion of the children of Israel may be obe-
10 And if he have no brethren, then ye dient.
shall give his inheritance unto his father's 21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the
brethren. priest, who shall ask counsel for him after
11 And if his father have no brethren, the judgment of Urim before the LORD:
then ye shall give his inheritance unto his at his word shall they go out, and at his
kinsman that is next to him of his family, word they shall come in, both he, and all
and he shall possess it: and it shall be the children of Israel with him, even all
unto the children of Israel a statute of t